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The Beaverton goes live

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement “I got to say, ‘well-stung anus,’” he recalled. “It’s weird, some of the ones that got pulled, you’re like, ‘OK,’ and some of the ones they let on air, you go, ‘What?!’”Launched last November on the Comedy Network, The Beaverton has carved out a space in the Canadian TV landscape by sticking to the formula its namesake website is famous for: an edgier brand of satire where underlying social and political commentary can matter just as much as getting laughs. Hoping to ride on the strength of its audience, The Beaverton is about to take its next plunge into uncharted brand territory: its first eve Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Sometimes, not even the cast members of The Beaverton can believe what they get away with saying on national television.When prompted about her favourite how-is-this-even-allowed moment, “foreign correspondent” Marilla Wex spits out a one-liner acceptable for the satirical news program’s weekly 10:30 p.m. time slot but unlikely to get the blessing of an editor at a family-friendly newspaper. (It involved a somewhat rhetorical suggestion to perform a sexual act at a location where it’s not advisable to do so).Her co-star, “anchor” Miguel Rivas reminisces on a line a bit more print-friendly. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

October 15, 2019 0

The Little Native Hockey League tourney underway in Mississauga

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s the biggest First Nations hockey tournament in Canada.The Little Native Hockey League or “Little NHL” annual tournament is underway in Mississauga, Ont.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has more.last_img

October 14, 2019 0

Dhoni hints at postretirement plans

first_imgNew Delhi: A lot has been said about former India captain MS Dhoni’s retirement and the stumper has now himself fuelled the debate by revealing what he might opt to do after he calls it a day. In a video going viral on social media, Dhoni is seen flaunting his paintings and displaying a few of his artworks. In the video, the 37-year-old displayed three paintings and said: “I wanted to share a secret with all of you. Right from childhood I always wanted to become an artist, I have played a lot of cricket so I decided it’s time for me now to take up what I wanted so I have made a few paintings.” Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju The first painting was a landscape drawing, the second one was of what he described as ‘something which can become a mode of transport in future.’ Describing the third one as his favourite, Dhoni said it was a replica of him while batting in Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Chennai Super Kings’ jersey. It is believed that Dhoni will announce his retirement from the 50-over format post the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30. The stumper, who retired from Test cricket in 2014, has amassed 10,500 ODI runs from 341 games, averaging 50.72 with 10 centuries and 71 fifties.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 0

Addressing AIDS can propel progress in development Migiro says

Tackling HIV can help to drive progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has stressed.The “AIDS plus MDGs” approach, she said at a high-level meeting yesterday co-hosted by China, South Africa, Nigeria and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), “is an innovative course of action that brings AIDS out of isolation – and into a more dynamic circle of inclusion.”Evidence has already proven that such an approach can help the world to meet several of the Goals, including those on empowering women, strengthening global partnerships and reducing maternal and child mortality.Preventing mother-to-child transmission can not only save lives, but can also serve as an entry point to health services benefiting the entire family, she pointed out, adding that HIV programmes can also bolster national health systems.“HIV prevention, care, treatment and support help us to reduce vulnerability to poverty,” Ms. Migiro underlined, while children are more likely to stay in school if families affected by the epidemic have access to treatment.World leaders attending yesterday’s gathering – including those from China and Ethiopia – emphasized the importance of South-South cooperation in combating AIDS and promoting development. African countries and China reached a partnership to promote renewed progress towards health and other development goals.“The era of health and development programmes operating in isolation is over,” said Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director, who chaired the gathering. “We have to work together to make this one movement – we cannot afford to have a fragmented approach to health and development. This Africa-China partnership can be the engine that accelerates progress towards the MDGs.” Halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS by 2015, as well as achieving universal access to treatment for the disease, are among the eight MDGs.More than 7,400 people are infected and 5,500 die from AIDS-related illnesses every day, and HIV remains the leading cause of death among reproductive-age women worldwide, according to the UN.There are also nearly 10 million people living with HIV who urgently need treatment today.UNAIDS data shows that new infections have declined by more than 25 per cent in the 22 countries most affected by the disease in sub-Saharan Africa, home to two-thirds of all people living with HIV. 23 September 2010Tackling HIV can help to drive progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has stressed. read more

October 11, 2019 0

UN voices extreme concern for thousands of Iranian Kurd refugees in Iraq

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 1,400 of the 4,200 Iranian Kurds in Al Tash camp near Ramadi fled last week amid generalized fighting, including an armed attack against the camp police post, and with the station now empty there was no one left to provide security for the remaining 2,800. “This is an extremely serious situation, and UNHCR is working with its implementing partner to find a way of accessing the camp as a matter of urgency,” spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva. The agency, which has no staff on the ground, has been informed by its partners in Al Tash that access is currently impossible due to the “very difficult security conditions” in the area. Ramadi is some 50 kilometres from Fallujah where United States-led forces launched a major assault earlier this month. “These refugees will not have received their monthly food ration since the public distribution system, which targets both Iraqis and refugees in the area, has broken down because of the fighting,” Ms. Pagonis said. Of the 1,400 who fled last week, 13 families have arrived in Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, but the fate of all the others who left the camp remains unknown, she added. read more

October 6, 2019 0

Security Council condemns barbaric terrorist attack in central Mali that killed dozens

In a press statement issued late Friday evening, the Council expressed deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Governments of Mali and Burkina Faso. The members of the Security Council went on to express solidarity with Mali in its fight against terrorism and stressed the need to intensify regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism, which may be conducive to terrorism.Underlining the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts to justice, the Security Council urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Governments of Mali and Burkina Faso as well as all other relevant authorities in this regard.The Security Council commended the efforts of the region, including through the development of a G5 Sahel Joint Force, to address the transnational dimension of the terrorist threat in the Sahel region, and encouraged further progress in this regard. read more

October 2, 2019 0

ERC urging all Guyanese to take part in Heritage Month activities

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedInter-faith Service ushers in Amerindian Heritage monthSeptember 1, 2014In “Business”EYEWITNESS: Heritage…August 30, 2018Similar postERC meets with Indigenous, East Indian, African Guyanese constituentsJuly 26, 2018In “latest news” File photo: A group of Amerindians dramatise their culture in song and dance at the start of the heritage celebrationsWith Amerindian Heritage Month officially launched on September 1, the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is urging all Guyanese to partake in the festivities.Even as the organisation extended its greetings to the Indigenous community and the wider spectrum, calls are being made to embrace the diversified culture which embodies Guyana as the month-long observances get underway.“During the celebrations, many aspects of the Indigenous culture and traditions will be brought to the fore in this multi-ethnic society of ours. The ERC therefore urges all Guyanese to get involved in any way possible in the planned countrywide celebrations,” the ERC has said in a statement.The theme for this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month is: “Proud of Our Indigenous Identity, Celebrating in Unity”.The ERC has said Heritage Month is an opportunity for fostering unity among Guyanese while upholding the tradition and culture of the Indigenous Peoples.“The prevailing religious and cultural freedoms are attributes which make a multi-ethnic and multi-faceted country like Guyana one of the most tolerant societies in the world today, having evolved after a long history of struggle and commitment to nation building. ERC, as it seeks to promote harmony and good relations among all, is reminding every Guyanese to make a valiant effort to remember the origins of our diverse Guyana, as we celebrate another milestone that builds bridges for our peoples.”The ceremonial opening of the month’s activities is scheduled for today at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, and Heritage Village will be active from September 1-5.At that time, the cultural extravaganza is expected to last for two hours every night, starting at 19:00h. There will be additional entertainment by other artistes, with performances from Blaze Antonio, King Harpy and the Mighty Perai.These undertakings will culminate on September 29 with the annual Fundraising Dinner at the Mirage Banquet Hall. Tickets costs $10,000, and all proceeds would go to enhancing the Amerindian Hostel located on Princes Street, Georgetown. read more

September 25, 2019 0

Investment in leaching plant at Boliden Rönnskär

first_imgBoliden will invest SEK750 million in a leaching plant at Rönnskär. The plant, expected to be operational at the end of 2020, aims to extract more metal from residual material. Simultaneously, the amount of waste for disposal in the deep repository at Rönnskär will be reduced.“The investment is fully in line with our strategy to extract as much metal as technically possible from existing raw materials. This significant improvement in Rönnskär’s resource efficiency will both enhance the smelter’s competitiveness and reduce the volumes of materials for disposal, says Kerstin Konradsson, President Boliden Smelters.The leaching plant comprises a new 45 x 135 m building located next to the quay in the Rönnskär industrial area. The plant is scheduled to come on line at the end of 2020, provided that the environmental permit for the plant is granted as expected in September 2018. The annual production will total 25,000 t of lead sulphate and 25,000 t of copper/zinc sulphate.The investment follows the ongoing investment of SEK650 million in the deep repository at Rönnskär, expected to be completed by 2020.Rönnskär in Skelleftehamn is one of the world’s most efficient copper smelters. The plant receives deliveries of copper and lead concentrates from Boliden’s own mines and from external suppliers. Today the smelter is a world leader in electronics recycling thanks to investments and developments in Kaldo technology. It extracts primarily copper, gold and silver.last_img read more

September 24, 2019 0

Rage easter eggs include Wolfenstein 3D Doom and Quake areas

first_imgWith a history as rich as id Software has, you can’t blame them for wanting to put reminders of past glories in their latest titles, especially in a brand new IP. And that’s exactly what id has done in Rage.In a clear example of the old meeting the new, Rage designers have added one secret room and two secret sections of levels from old games into areas of the Rage environment. When you find them, it may come as a bit of a shock and a nostalgia trip. The first one, for example, is a room right out of Wolfenstein 3D and has the low resolution textures to prove it.By watching the video below you’ll find out where it is located (Ghost Hideout), but I don’t think this ruins anything as you are going to want to visit. Inside you’ll find a pickup in the form of a very rare antique jewel encrusted goblet. Of course, the description in your inventory adds the line “Looks to be of German craftmanship.”This isn’t the only old game reference as there’s Doom and Quake areas to be found too. We won’t tell you where those are, but if you must know then there’s YouTube videos out there showing you where to go.To be honest, the amount of data Carmack’s engine is capable of handling I wouldn’t be surprised to find all three of these classic games hidden in Rage somewhere as an unlock (fingers crossed).If you’re playing the game right now, keep looking, These can’t be the only easter eggs worth finding.via Gamesradarlast_img read more

September 21, 2019 0

13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering with 2016 US presidential election

first_img13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering with 2016 US presidential election The defendants are accused of violating US criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process. Short URL Friday 16 Feb 2018, 6:22 PM Feb 16th 2018, 6:22 PM 13,479 Views US SPECIAL COUNSEL Robert Mueller announced the indictments of 13 Russian nationals and three companies for alleged interference with the 2016 election.According to the unsealed indictment the accused conspired — from 2014 until today — to interfere “with the US political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016″.Mueller alleges that the group posed as Americans and controlled social media accounts that focused on divisive social and political issues.Under the management of Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, the group reached “significant numbers” of Americans, according to the indictment.They had a “strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system” and by mid-2016 were supporting Donald Trump’s campaign and disparaging Hillary Clinton.The group was based in Putin’s home town of Saint Petersburg, but some of the accused travelled to the United States.Stops included Nevada, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia and New York.An unnamed Texas-based American political operative is said to have instructed them to focus on so-called “purple states” which swing between Republican and Democratic control.“Hundreds” of people were said to have been involved in the operation, working in shifts and with a budget of millions of dollars.They allegedly targeted social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.Two of the firms are said to have Russian government contracts.Read: Steve Bannon ‘answered every question’ in 20-hour interrogation on Trump-Russia links > Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 94 Comments Share68 Tweet Email Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Imageslast_img read more

September 21, 2019 0

Eclipse solaire les nuages ont joué les troublefête

first_imgEclipse solaire : les nuages ont joué les trouble-fêteCe matin, la première éclipse solaire de l’année était visible depuis l’Europe de l’ouest et notamment la France. Mais le spectacle a été “gâché” par un voile de nuages.L’éclipse partielle de soleil était discrète ce matin. Peu après 9h, alors que celle-ci atteignait son maximum en masquant deux tiers du disque solaire, des nuages sont venus obscurcir le ciel. Résultat : une grande partie du pays n’a pas pu observer correctement le phénomène, à l’exception du quart sud-ouest, indique l’AFP, notamment Bordeaux, où le ciel était dégagé. Partout ailleurs, la luminosité était faible.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAC’est vers 8h40 GMT que l’éclipse solaire a débuté. Le cône d’ombre créé par la Lune a touché la surface de la Terre (vers l’Algérie), avant de se déplacer vers l’est. L’Europe de l’ouest était donc aux premières loges. Selon l’AFP, le nord-est de la Suède était le meilleur endroit pour observer le phénomène : à 8h50 GMT, la Lune devrait masquer 90% du Soleil.Cette éclipse solaire s’achèvera vers 11h00 GMT, c’est-à-dire au moment où la pénombre quittera la Terre. En attendant, elle devrait être visible depuis la Russie centrale, le Kazakhstan, la Mongolie et le nord-ouest de la Chine.Les éclipses solaires se produisent à la nouvelle Lune lorsque notre planète passe dans le cône d’ombre de la Lune qui vient s’interposer entre elle et les rayons du Soleil. A ce moment là, l’astre semble grignoté par notre satellite naturel. Ce phénomène ne devrait pas se reproduire avant mars 2015.Le 4 janvier 2011 à 10:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 0

DNA found on samurai sword leads to murder charge warrant against former

first_imgNearly four months after Jacob Gonzales was named as a person of interest in his girlfriend’s homicide, Island County prosecutors charged the 33-year-old with second-degree murder after forensic testing found Gonzales’ DNA on the hilt of a samurai sword stained with the victim’s blood, charging papers say.A $1 million, nationwide warrant was issued Thursday for Gonzales, who allegedly fled Washington and abandoned his girlfriend’s car in Northern California on Feb. 16, a day or two after she is believed to have been killed on a 10-acre property on Camano Island, according to prosecutors.Nearly three weeks later, on March 3, a man interested in buying the 10-acre parcel off of Shady Lane went to walk the property with several friends, the charges say. Down a ravine, the group spotted a red wagon, tarps and other items that looked out of place, so they went to investigate. They discovered a sleeping bag wrapped in a tarp, and one man used his foot to push back the top of the sleeping bag.Inside the sleeping bag, the group found the decapitated body of a woman, who was later identified as Katherine Cunningham, 26.According to the charges:Detectives with the Island County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, and found a trail of empty sand bags that led from Cunningham’s body to a man-made bunker, which was dug six feet into the ground and reinforced with wooden walls. Inside the bunker, described as “the type used by survivalists,” detectives found two bolt-action rifles, a pump-action shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle with an altered stock and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition.“All of the weapons were loaded with rounds in their chambers,” according to the charges.Detectives also searched a travel trailer on the property and say they found a 9 mm handgun hidden inside a man’s hiking boot.Investigators learned the property had been leased to Gonzales and Cunningham. One of Cunningham’s cars was found parked at the scene, but a second vehicle – a silver 1998 Honda Civic – was missing, and it was entered into a police data base as a stolen vehicle. Police also searched two cell phones and a laptop computer belonging to Gonzales and Cunningham and say they determined there had been no activity on any of the devices since Feb. 15.last_img read more

September 19, 2019 0

Silver Heritage in advanced discussions over capital raising options

first_img Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September Inside Asian Gaming understands selling Tiger Palace Resort is still considered a last resort, however Spenceley told shareholders last week the company needed to either release capital from its current asset base or raise new capital to service its operating and funding costs.“The Board and senior management have been working hard with the assistance of its advisors to identify and progress discussions with third parties in respect of such solutions,” he said.“I am pleased to say that we have made progress on this and we are in advanced discussions in respect of several options in this regard.”Despite the prospect of losing Tiger Palace Resort, located in southern Nepal just eight kilometers from the border with India, Silver Heritage said it “remains convinced of the long-term thesis of the Tiger Palace investment” with GGR up 52% year-on-year through May and major infrastructure projects nearing completion.They include a new six-lane highway running directly from the border crossing to Tiger Palace and construction of a new international airport, due to open in March 2020, that will allow for direct international flights. Buyer search no longer exclusive as main Silver Heritage candidate misses second deposit deadline The Chairman of Australian-listed Silver Heritage Group, James Spenceley, says management is in “advanced discussions” regarding the company’s financial future as it weighs its options to raise much-needed capital, including the potential sale of flagship Nepal IR, Tiger Palace Resort.Silver Heritage revealed in May that it was scouting prospective buyers of its Nepal operations following the sudden termination of a long-standing agreement to provide gaming management services at Phoenix International Club in Vietnam, which contributed around 45% of the group’s revenue in 2018. Load More Silver Heritage halts preparation of financial statements on a going concern basis as sale looms RelatedPostslast_img read more

September 16, 2019 0

Georgia House Forms BRAC Committee

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Georgia House last week formed a 15-member study committee to identify ways to safeguard the state’s military installations in the event a new round of base closures is launched.“We’ve got to be proactive,” state Rep. John Corbett (R) said Monday. “We can’t wait until we’re on the list to be closed to start,” said Corbett, who was appointed to the committee along with 14 other lawmakers. Moody Air Force Base and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base are located in counties that he represents.After four installations were shuttered following the 2005 round, Georgia lawmakers are hoping to avoid a repeat.“In 2005, we lost four bases out of 13. We really can’t be doing that again,” said Rep. Dave Belton (R), who proposed the study committee. Belton will serve as the committee’ chairman, reported the Glasgow Daily Times.The committee includes members from all of the state’s defense communities. State Rep. Brian Prince (D) told the Augusta Chronicle that he looks at the committee as an opportunity for other communities to learn how Fort Gordon prospered following the 2005 round. As the home of the school for the Army Signal Corps, Fort Gordon gained a larger role in cybersecurity and electronic intelligence gathering.The study committee is expected to start meeting this summer and issue recommendations later this year.last_img read more

September 13, 2019 0

Massive fire at dumpyard near Begalurus Kundalahalli lake locals blame politician

first_imgSpanish firefighters trying to extinguish the fire in an illegal tire dumpyard in Valdemingimer, 14 km west Madrid, 28 june 2003.CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]Another massive blaze broke out at a dump yard near Kundalahalli Lake in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The dump yard, spread across 10 acres, is located adjacent to the lake and several such fires have been reported in the last one year. The land belongs to a political leader.According to reports, the political leader is planning to build an IT park there. The residents claim that the politician’s men are setting the land on fire as to clear the garbage in the area for the proposed IT park. Kundalahalli Lake satallite imagegooglemapsYears ago, the land used to be a playground for kids but now has been converted into a dump yard used by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). According to locals, commercial establishments dump more waste there than the residents.On Wednesday, Akhilesh Mishra, a resident, said: “A foul and burnt smell filled offices and we could see dark smoke. We immediately rushed out to find that it was the dump yard on fire again,” reported TOI.In 2018, the locals along with the help of some corporate social responsibility (CSR) groups had installed surveillance systems at the dump yard. They had also filed a case against some people over the matter, but all has been in vain as no further improvement has happened.last_img read more

September 5, 2019 0

Does Sitharamans surgical strike show PM Modis displeasure over Jaitleys term

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi with Arun Jaitley. Contradictory data on the economy that institutions under the finance ministry released became a weapon for the opposition to embarrass Prime Minister Modi during the run-up to the election.REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeThe government’s mass ‘firing’ of 12 allegedly tainted senior Income Tax Department officials sends a clear message of zero tolerance to corruption in Modi 2.0. But, more importantly, observers feel the ‘surgical strike’ of Nirmala Sitharaman, who was Defence Minister in the previous Cabinet, could have significance beyond then message after succeeding Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister.Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi romped home with an overwhelming majority for his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha elections, he faced major headaches in meeting opposition criticism using government data on the economy. Much of the statistics were provided by departments under the Finance Ministry of Jaitely, often considered number two in the Cabinet. Jaitley was away for medical treatment during some of the most crucial days for the previous government and was not available to defend the government. This may not have gone down well with any ruling party in the thick of the electoral battle.After the election, Jaitley eventually cited ill-health and made himself unavailable to head the finance ministry, though some quarters suggest that Modi may not have brought him back though he continues to be in Parliament, being a member of the Rajya Sabha or the upper house. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will present her first budget on July 5.PTIModi 1.0 also had trouble getting the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tweak the monetary policy to infuse liquidity into the economy that was fast losing steam. Earlier under Manmohan Singh -appointed Raghuram Rajan and later under Jaitley’s own pick Urjit Patel, the RBI continued with a cautious approach forcing the government to go to the extreme of criticising its own pick for the post of governor. The government could relax only after installing a former bureaucrat in Shaktikanta Das as governor, who went out of the way to infuse liquidity into the economy by recapitalising public sector banks and three successive repo rate cuts. The RBI is expected to infuse another Rs 40,000 crore of liquidity into the system during this financial year. The government also got its way with the RBI’s dividend transfer to the government.Though PM Modi was set on the backfoot on several occasions during the campaign period, the surgical strike that Indian Air Force carried out on Jaish-e-Mohammed training camps in Balakot after the Pulwama terror attack helped him turn the tide. Even earlier, Sitharaman as defence minister delivered results by defending the government on the Rafale deal to buy multirole fighter jets from France. It is believed that Sitharaman’s performance in defending the Modi government landed her the job finance minister.The action against the top-level Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officials also broadcasts the government’s zero tolerance to corruption and professional misconduct. The speed with which Sitharaman has acted with the complete confidence of Prime Minister Modi in his second stint will have a salutary effect across all government departments. It sends the message that Modi 2.0 will not be Modi 1.0 all over again, but an evolution into something more efficient and effective. Urjit Patel (left) speaks with Arun Jaitley at a seminar in Mumbai on October 13, 2016. Jaitley turned critical of his pick for head the Reserve Bank of India over monetary policy. Reuters fileLayoffs of this scale have not happened in the past, according to observers, though it is common for a new government in power to shuffle around top officials. That is more common after a change of government. In this case, PM Modi has returned to power with a thumping majority but seems to think some sections of the previous government did not deliver as expected. The change income tax department is amid reports that the Prime Minister’s Office will largely remain without a change.A cross section of the officials that got the sack shows the government does not intend to be lenient to corruption, malpractices, professional misconduct and ambivalence towards procedures and propriety. The list is apparently topped by an official of the joint commissioner rank against whom there are serious complaints of corruption and extortion from businessmen accused of helping self-styled godman Chandraswami, according to a media report. Another official targeted was at the level of commissioner facing serious charges of sexual harassment of two IRS officers of commissioner rank, the report in the Economic Times website says. Yet another Indian Revenue Service (IRS) official get the marching orders for allegedly amassing of unaccounted wealth in the form of movable and immovable assets worth more than Rs 3.27 crore, the report says.last_img read more

September 5, 2019 0

Rifat Sharifs wife Minni arrested after daylong interrogation

first_imgAysha Siddika MinniAysha Siddika Minni was arrested on Tuesday night after the police said she ‘appeared to be involved’ in the killing of her husband Rifat Sharif, reports news agency UNB.She was arrested after nearly 12 hours of interrogation.In a statement, superintendent of police in Barugna, Maruf Hossain, said the investigation officer’s interrogation of Aysha Siddika Minni and analysis of the information she provided appeared to show her involvement in the murder.”She’s been arrested for the sake of proper investigation,” the SP said.Rifat was killed in a broad daylight in front of Barguna Government College on 26 June. According to CCTV footages, Minni appeared to be trying to protect her husband.Dulal Sharif, Rifat’s father, later alleged that his daughter-in-law had a part in the murder and demanded her arrest. The locals supported Dulal’s claims and formed a human chain on 14 July demanding her arrest.Minni rejected the allegation and described it as propaganda to protect the killers.Police have so far arrested 14 people in connection with Rifat’s murder.last_img read more

September 3, 2019 0

Galveston Police Releases Photo Of Boy Found Dead On Beach In Hopes

first_img 00:00 /00:18 X WARNING: Some may find the photograph of the deceased child below disturbing If you have any information regarding the identity or circumstances surrounding the death of “Little Jacob,” please call 1-800-CALL-FBI. To read official press release visit— City of Galveston (@CityofGalveston) January 30, 2018 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Twitter via @SallyMacFox26Police sketch of deceased boy dubbed “Little Jacob”Galveston Police on Tuesday took the unusual step of releasing a photo of a young boy found washed up on the beach in Galveston three months ago. Investigators made the decision to release the photo in hopes of generating new leads.The boy, who was between 3 and 4 years old, was found October 20th, 2017. Police said autopsy results did not determine a cause of death but showed the boy did not drown. Galveston Police spokesman Josh Schirard said investigators didn’t take lightly their decision to release the photo of the boy’s face. He added it was edited slightly to remove signs of decomposition to make it easier for the public to see.Detective Jeff Banks said an artists’ sketch released last year did not result in identification: “We released the sketch. We’ve been taking leads as they come in. We’re no closer at this point to figure out who he is. When he was discovered at the scene, he did have a little bit of early stages of decomposition and damage from the water. And those have been edited out of this picture to make it a little more appropriate.” Banks said investigators had waded through hundreds of leads and submitted the boys DNA to several labs, but received no answers.Releasing the photo is a drastic measure, but Galveston police said they have exhausted hundreds of leads trying to identify the boy that investigators are calling “Little Jacob.” A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to his identification. Listen Sharelast_img read more

September 2, 2019 0

Man Finds 30YearOld Apple Mac Computer And It Still Works

first_imgStay on target It’s like riding a bicycle.But need to get that 100m dash time down a bit. That was respectable in the 1980s, but not anymore.— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019Pfaff went on to restore the saved game of Adventureland, the first text command game released for microcomputers and released by Scott Adams in 1978.“What shall I do next,” reads the prompt on the screen. “This is tricky, because three decades later I can’t quite remember where I left off this round of Adventureland.”Pfaff also found old letters typed on the computer by his father, who passed away last year. “My dad passed away almost exactly a year ago. It’s amazing to come across something so ‘ordinary’  from him’, he tweeted.Just found this letter my dad typed to me in 1986, when I was 11 and at summer camp.I REALLY WONDER what my theory abt the daily newspaper comics Spider-Man was.My dad passed away almost exactly a year ago. It’s amazing to come across something so “ordinary” from him.— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019He also found floppy disks with several different games, and posted a photo of them side-by-side with a Mario Kart 8 game for the Nintendo Switch, for comparison.“No, look, kids. This computer has. no. hard-drive. The reason those giant disks say ‘Disk Side’ 1-4 is you had to keep flipping them over as you played.”Hi-def Mario Kart 8 for the Switch there for comparison.— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019“My kids thought things were insanely retro when my wife and I played NES Super Mario on the oldest’s Switch,” Pfaff said. “Tomorrow morning their definition of retro is going to shift.”The Apple IIe was one of most long-standing computers of the Apple II series, which marked Apple’s first launch of a personal computer aimed at a consumer market — branded towards American households rather than businessmen or computer hobbyists.Pfaff said he enjoyed providing a bit of nostalgia to his Twitter followers. “I’m so happy that this [Twitter thread] seems to have brought back so many good memories for so many people.”More on Plans to Unveil New Video Service in MarchThe Complete History of Platform GamesPlug a Floppy Drive In to Your Android Phone for a Retro Storage Boost Apple Brings Contactless Student IDs to More UniversitiesCelebrate World Emoji Day With Diverse New Characters center_img A New York professor had Gen Xers taking a trip down memory lane when he posted images of a dusty, 30-year-old Apple IIe computer, in full working order, on Twitter on Saturday.John Pfaff, a law professor at Fordham University, discovered the old computer, the third model in the Apple II series launched in 1983, in his parents’ attic. He was shocked to find that it still switched on and even allowed him to load previously saved games.Oh.My.God.An Apple IIe. Sat in my parents’ attic for years. Decades.And it works.Put in an old game disk. Asks if I want to restore a saved game.And finds one!It must be 30 years old.I’m 10 years old again.— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019AdChoices广告“Put in an old game disk. Asks if I want to restore a saved game. And finds one!,” Pfaff, 44, tweeted. “It must be 30 years old. I’m 10 years old again.”The professor tweeted pictures of the 1980s games that were saved on the computer, including the adventure game Neuromancer and the sports game Olympic Decathlon.This game… never got past the first level despite HOURS of (pre-internet cheating) trying.Now w the web, I have a shot.The music, tho. That classic Apple IIe music.— John Pfaff (@JohnFPfaff) February 17, 2019last_img read more

September 1, 2019 0

WiFi Key Reinstallation Attack breaks WPA2 encryption

first_imgWiFi Key Reinstallation Attack breaks WPA2 encryption by Martin Brinkmann on October 16, 2017 in Security – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 21 commentsResearchers have discovered a flaw in the Wi-Fi standard that attackers may use to eavesdrop on wireless network traffic even if WPA2 is used for protection.Key Reinstallation Attacks, or Krack Attacks, work against all Wi-Fi networks protected by WPA2, and may in some cases be used to inject and manipulate data as well. The attack works against WPA and WPA2 standards, and against personal and Enterprise networks that implement Wi-Fi.The attack method works against the 4-way handshake of the WPA2 protocol. This handshake is executed when client devices, say an Android smartphone or a laptop, want to join the Wi-Fi network.The handshake verifies credentials and negotiates an encryption key that is then used to protect the traffic while the connection is active.Update: Microsoft published advisory in which it highlighted that it fixed the issue for all supported and affected versions of Windows on this October 2017 Patch Tuesday.The main flaw the researchers discovered affects the key, and is achieved by “manipulating and replying cryptographic handshake messages”. In other words, the attacker tricks the victim into reinstalling a key that is already in use.When a client joins a network, it executes the 4-way handshake to negotiate a fresh encryption key. It will install this key after receiving message 3 of the 4-way handshake. Once the key is installed, it will be used to encrypt normal data frames using an encryption protocol. However, because messages may be lost or dropped, the Access Point (AP) will retransmit message 3 if it did not receive an appropriate response as acknowledgment. As a result, the client may receive message 3 multiple times. Each time it receives this message, it will reinstall the same encryption key, and thereby reset the incremental transmit packet number (nonce) and receive replay counter used by the encryption protocol.We show that an attacker can force these nonce resets by collecting and replaying retransmissions of message 3 of the 4-way handshake. By forcing nonce reuse in this manner, the encryption protocol can be attacked, e.g., packets can be replayed, decrypted, and/or forged.The researchers note that any data that is transferred can in theory by decrypted by the attacker.The following Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures identifiers were assigned to the vulnerability:CVE-2017-13077: Reinstallation of the pairwise encryption key (PTK-TK) in the 4-way handshake.CVE-2017-13078: Reinstallation of the group key (GTK) in the 4-way handshake.CVE-2017-13079: Reinstallation of the integrity group key (IGTK) in the 4-way handshake.CVE-2017-13080: Reinstallation of the group key (GTK) in the group key handshake.CVE-2017-13081: Reinstallation of the integrity group key (IGTK) in the group key handshake.CVE-2017-13082: Accepting a retransmitted Fast BSS Transition (FT) Reassociation Request and reinstalling the pairwise encryption key (PTK-TK) while processing it.CVE-2017-13084: Reinstallation of the STK key in the PeerKey handshake.CVE-2017-13086: reinstallation of the Tunneled Direct-Link Setup (TDLS) PeerKey (TPK) key in the TDLS handshake.CVE-2017-13087: reinstallation of the group key (GTK) when processing a Wireless Network Management (WNM) Sleep Mode Response frame.CVE-2017-13088: reinstallation of the integrity group key (IGTK) when processing a Wireless Network Management (WNM) Sleep Mode Response frame.The research paper can be downloaded from here (PDF), additional information on the vulnerability and the researchers on the Krack Attacks website.Good news is that it is possible to patch the issue. However, a firmware update needs to be released by the manufacturer of the router, access point or client. The researchers note that any device that uses Wi-Fi is likely vulnerable to the attack.One thing that users may do is use VPN connections to use an extra layer of protection so that attackers cannot decrypt the traffic even if they attack a device successfully. You may use cable connections as well if that is an option.SummaryArticle NameWiFi Key Reinstallation Attack breaks WPA2 encryptionDescriptionResearchers have discovered a flaw in the Wi-Fi standard that attackers may use to eavesdrop on wireless network traffic even if WPA2 is used for protection.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

August 29, 2019 0