Police likely to have more to say in teens alleged breach of

first_imgHALIFAX – Halifax police say they will likely have “more to say” about a case involving a 19-year-old man who has denied he had malicious intent when he downloaded files from a government website.Last Wednesday, Supt. Jim Perrin said the young man was arrested during a search and given a notice to appear in court on June 12, with police intending to lay criminal charges of unauthorized use of a computer.Police alleged the teenager was involved in a “data breach” of the government’s freedom of information portal.In a news conference Wednesday, Perrin said police have yet to provide a sworn information to provincial court and also said, “when the investigation is concluded we’ll probably have more to say about it.”“We’re not finished collecting the evidence in this particular case,” he said on Wednesday.Last week, Perrin had said that his investigators would “forensically examine” computers and software that were seized in the April 11 search of the Halifax residence where the 19-year-old and his family live.Since the search, the young man and his family have told the CBC he thought he was accessing public files from the freedom-of-information portal, and had no intent to take personal information. The teenager told the broadcaster he was looking for information from public documents about a teachers’ labour dispute last year.He said he wrote a few simple lines of code to download files, rather than transferring them one by one.Experts on cyber law have said if the teenager’s account is correct, the arrests and the family’s allegations that 15 officers descended on their home and left it in disarray may be a case of police “overreach,” when the real issue is a lack of basic security on the site for private files.Perrin said police don’t intend to enter an argument over the quality or merits of their investigation.“The police aren’t going to get into a public dispute over what a suspect in an incident has to say. Obviously there has been a lot of opinion on social media and other news sources,” he said.Perrin was asked whether it was correct, as the family has said, that 15 officers were involved in the search, and whether police had first done research to determine they were raiding a family residence.“We wouldn’t confirm our deployment numbers,” he said.“What I can tell you is that every search we do, there is risk analysis done around that. That could be for scene security, transporting of suspects, physical searches, subject matter experts with respect to digital evidence.”“There are a number of officers that have to go to any search.”The superintendent has already stated that it’s rare for police to make an arrest under section 341.1 of the criminal code, which prohibits unauthorized uses of computers “with intent to commit an offence.”“It may be the first time that we’ve investigated an offence that met this particular section. Cyber crime is not new but … we haven’t had a lot of similar type investigations.”Michael Geist, a University of Ottawa law professor who specializes in internet law, had said Tuesday that if the young man’s account is accurate, it appears the province set up a website with private information that could be accessed by people with basic computer skills.He said if the 19-year-old’s account is correct, police may have overreacted in setting a court date before first conducting further analysis of what occurred.David Fraser, a Halifax privacy lawyer, had said if the youth wrote a few lines of computer code to collect materials on a publicly accessible government website that’s unlikely to suggest criminal intent, as this is done commonly by people ranging from journalists to archivists.About 700 people were affected by the breach of the 7,000 documents accessed between March 3 and March 5, according to the province. Many of the documents are files they’ve applied for under freedom-of-information requests.The province’s minister of Internal Services, Patricia Arab, told reporters Tuesday that about 250 contained sensitive personal information such as birth dates, social insurance numbers, addresses and government services’ client information.last_img read more

Lauren Graham Discusses New Film Max On American Humane Associations Weekly Radio

first_imgOne of Hollywood’s most famous leading ladies and three members of Congress working to bring home military working dogs join American Humane Association’s president and CEO as special guests on the latest episode of “Be Humane with Dr. Robin Ganzert” on Pet Life Radio.Lauren Graham, star of the new hit family action adventure film, “Max,” joins the show to talk about the movie, as do Congressmen Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Richard Hudson (R-NC), who all attended the premiere in Washington, D.C. The three Congressmen are some of the strongest voices on Capitol Hill for the important role dogs play in the military and the need to bring all of them home following retirement.Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “Max” is the touching story of a heroic military working dog who, after returning from service in Afghanistan, traumatized by his handler’s death, is adopted by the fallen Marine’s family. While in the movie Max is brought home to live with his handler’s family, not all military dogs are as lucky, and American Humane Association has been working closely with Congress to ensure such heroes are brought back and reunited with those who care most about them.Language supported by American Humane Association was introduced in the House version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and the Senate version by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), mandating that our heroic military working dogs will be returned to U.S. soil upon retirement, and that first right of adoption will be given to their handlers and their families. The bill will be sent later this year to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.It is estimated that each military dog saves the lives of between 150-200 servicemen and women by detecting IEDs and hidden weapons caches. The lifesaving work these dogs do on the battlefield often continues on the home front, as the return from war is not the end of the struggle for many warriors. Every year thousands of our nation’s veterans are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress, and easing back into society is difficult or even terrifying. Reuniting handlers and war dogs (who themselves can suffer from PTS) helps both heal. In this way the bond between veterans that saved lives on the battlefield now saves lives at home.Despite the remarkable efforts of the U.S. Air Force, which has worked hard to bring back most war dogs, too many of our four-footed veterans are left behind on foreign soil and never again see their human Battle Buddies with whom they went through so much. The problem is that if dogs are retired overseas, they become civilians and are no longer qualified to travel home on military vehicles – creating an often insurmountable barrier to getting them home.Over the past year, American Humane Association has helped fund the transportation home of 21 military working dogs and contract working dogs, and helped reunite them with their former handlers. In July 2014, American Humane Association held a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to shed light on the need to bring home all our veterans and press for long-overdue changes to the NDAA.“The film ‘Max’ does an amazing job of showing how important military working dogs and their heroic handlers on the other end of the leash are,” said Dr. Ganzert. “Listen to this week’s episode and you will learn why it is so important that the NDAA is signed into law by President Obama. My sincerest thanks to Lauren Graham, Congressman Bilirakis, Congressman Cuellar, and Congressman Hudson for joining me on this week’s very special episode.”This is the show’s second episode dedicated to “Max.” Last week’s installment featured director Boaz Yakin and young star Josh Wiggins. Both are available here and via a number of podcast providers.Each weekly episode of “Be Humane with Dr. Robin Ganzert” is produced by American Humane Association’s Scott Sowers and is distributed via Pet Life Radio’s diverse platform as well as by email and social media to American Humane Association’s constituents. Since the show’s debut earlier last year, many famed animal lovers have taken part in the show, including actor and rapper Ice-T and his wife Coco, comedy legend Martin Short, the E! Network’s Ross Mathews, reality television superstar Lisa Vanderpump, “America’s Veterinarian” Dr. Marty Becker, famed dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, country music star Naomi Judd, philanthropist and entertainer Paris Hilton, “Remember the Titans” and “Max” director Boaz Yakin, “The Bachelor’s” Prince Lorenzo Borghese, supermodel Joanna Krupa, style icon John Paul DeJoria, and many more.Pet Life Radio is available free on-demand from the PetLifeRadio.com website and more than 30 podcast distributors. The Pet Life Radio live radio stream is broadcast 24/7 worldwide on the PetLifeRadio.com home page as well as to smart phones, mobile devices and cars through mobile apps including iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher Radio, Nokia Radio, and ooTunes Radio.Created by award-winning producer Mark Winter, Pet Life Radio features more than 60 weekly pet-related talk shows hosted by the most well-known pet experts, authors, and radio and TV personalities in the world of animals and pets and boast more than 7 million listeners monthly.To listen to the current and previous episodes of “Be Humane with Dr. Robin Ganzert,” click here.last_img read more

Stars Announced For WE Day New York Welcome

first_imgWE Day, a series of inspiring stadium-sized life-changing events that take place around the world, announces the initial list of speakers, performers and presenters attending the first-ever WE Day event in the tri-state area, WE Day New York Welcome, on April 6, 2017 at Radio City Music Hall.Alongside partners, led by Co-Title Sponsors The Allstate Foundation, Unilever, Walgreens and Microsoft, WE Day New York Welcome brings together 6,000 local change-makers, inspirational speakers and world-renowned performers to celebrate their commitment to taking action on social issues.Hosted by multimedia icon, Angie Martinez, a cast of new faces and returning WE Day favorites will take the stage this year, including Martin Luther King III, Daya, Talib Kweli, Rowan Blanchard, Winnie Harlow, Buzz Aldrin, Jordan Fisher, Paula Abdul, Mia Farrow, Darren Criss & Computer Games, Skai Jackson, Jordan Smith, J.R. Martinez, Celebrity Marauders and more. This star-studded lineup will join international activists and WE co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, to share their passion for change and energize the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches to inspire another year of change.“WE Day is such an inspirational event—learning about the amazing initiatives my fellow peers are undertaking to support each other and help build stronger communities is exactly what gives me inspiration to try and make a difference in the world,” said Multi-Platinum singer, songwriter, and recording artist Daya. “I cannot wait to attend my first ever WE Day in New York and celebrate the power of young people and the leaders of tomorrow.”Darren Criss, actor and member of indie pop-band Computer Games stated, “I’m proud to say that WE Day New York will be my fifth WE Day. Witnessing so many young people get excited about creating positive impacts in the world, and be so passionate about raising awareness for social issues- this is why I keep coming back to WE Day. It serves as an inspiration and reminder that no matter what your age, you too can make a difference.”WE Day New York Welcome is a true community celebration, sharing inspiring stories of New Yorkers taking action to earn their ticket to WE Day. Besty Nwachukwu and Dejanae Johnson are two 7th graders who are passionate about supporting their local community and inspiring their peers to join in. They are leaders in bullying prevention, serving as volunteer peer counselors for the Blue-Light Program to help resolve conflict within their school and community. They also work with various other local programs including Girls Empowered and Motivated for Success — a program dedicated to self-esteem and self-empowerment of young girls, and Project Boost — a program that teaches young people to embrace cultural experiences. Besty and Dejanae are shining examples of change makers in the tri-state area.“WE Day celebrates the amazing young people who have taken action at home and around the world to create sustainable change for a better tomorrow,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “Standing in a stadium full of passionate youth will affirm your belief that real change can happen — and is happening every single day right here in the New York. This past school year more than 340 schools and groups around the tri-state area made an incredible impact in their own backyards and in communities around the world through their commitment and passion for change.”WE Day is part of WE — an organization that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others. Through the yearlong educational program WE Schools, WE provides schools and community groups with educational resources and student-led campaigns designed to enhance existing social initiatives or spark new ones. Youth involved with WE Schools are challenged to make an impact on at least one local and one global issue, and are supported with curricular resources, service campaigns, and mentorship programs to help them become change-makers. To celebrate their efforts, students are invited to WE Day, earning their tickets through action.In the 2015-2016 school year, students and educators from across the tri-state area helped lead remarkable social change. Nearly 4,000 students from across the region improved their communities through WE Schools by raising awareness and fundraising for local and global issues such as poverty, hunger, education, youth rights and the environment. Students in the after school program at The El Peunte Williamsburg Leadership Center, for example, raised awareness about the homeless population and fundraised to support local families facing homelessness by making and selling 50 handcrafted bracelets and raised $100 to create care packages which they distributed at local parks, fast food restaurants and the Brooklyn Public Library.In a 2015 study, current and former WE Schools participants were 2.5 times more likely to have a long term commitment to a social cause, 2.3 times more likely to use their professional skills to solve social problems and 1.2 times more likely to report that they had voted in the prior election than their non-participant peers.You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day — students from across the country earn their way by the actions they take on one local and one global cause of their choice. WE Day is free of charge to students and educators, thanks to the generous support of partners led by Co-Title Sponsors The Allstate Foundation, Unilever, Walgreens and Microsoft.WE Day is supported in the tri-state area by Co-Chairs Carolyn Everson, Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Ornella Barra, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance; and Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG US.WE has been empowering young people to transform communities at home and around the globe for over 20 years — now the organization is also empowering individuals and families across the nation to “live WE”. The first ever WE Day New York Welcome: Friends and Family event will take place on April 6 at 7 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall following WE Day New York Welcome. WE Day New York Welcome: Friends and Family will feature inspirational speakers and world-renowned performers, coming together to share their personal stories of leadership and triumph including Paula Abdul, Buzz Aldrin, Mia Farrow, Jordan Smith, Martin Luther King III, J.R. Martinez, Celebrity Marauders and more. WE Day New York Welcome: Friends and Family is designed to help families bring the power of change into their homes by bonding around causes that truly matter, raising caring and compassionate children, and setting family members on a path for success.Anyone can find their place with WE and commit to making a change in the world. The first step is to take the WE Pledge at WE.org. By taking the pledge, participants join the WE community and make a commitment to “live WE” every day. For every pledge taken on WE.org, $10 will be donated to local and global programs.last_img read more

Algonquin furniture maker asks buyers not to trash his work

first_imgAmber BernardAPTN NewsAn Algonquin craftsman is doing his part to reduce his ecological footprint.And makes sure his customers do the same.Danou Charette asks buyers of his furniture to sign a waiver, promising never to trash his handiwork.He says it’s a way to instill respect for nature.abernard@aptn.ca@abernardnewslast_img

President insists must accept issues of Northern Tamils

He said that for all communities to live in peace the issues faced by those communities must be identified. “We must accept that the people in the North have issues,” he asserted. The President said that he is committed to fulfil the mandate given by the people to him in January last year. (Colombo Gazette) He also said that some groups are now talking of forming a new political front but he will not b easily shaken.President Sirisena also said that he was elected to office last year based on his election mandate. President Maithripala Sirisena today insisted that the people must identify and accept that Northern Tamils do have issues.Speaking in Kilinochchi today, the President said that everyone must show commitment to ensure reconciliation among all communities. read more

Move over Alex Trebek A sports version of Jeopardy to begin with

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Move over, Alex Trebek: A sports version of ‘Jeopardy!’ to begin with Dan Patrick hosting NEW YORK, N.Y. – “Jeopardy!” is starting a sports version of the popular game show, with Dan Patrick taking the Alex Trebek role as host.Sony Pictures said Tuesday that “Sports Jeopardy!” will begin this fall on Crackle, a Sony-owned digital service available on mobile devices and services such as PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV and Roku. Crackle general manager Eric Berger says the sports-themed game show will diversify programming on the service, best known for the Jerry Seinfeld comedy shorts series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”Crackle also will offer an app through which people can play along with the game on a second screen. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 29, 2014 2:48 pm MDT read more

Toshiba chooses USJapan bidder for memory chip biz sale

Toshiba chooses US-Japan bidder for memory chip biz sale by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Jun 21, 2017 10:18 am MDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TOKYO – Money-losing Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that it has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip business, but hurdles remain as an American joint-venture partner is opposing the move.Toshiba sorely needs the sale, with its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. racking up massive red ink and filing for bankruptcy protection.Tokyo-based Toshiba said the board of directors selected the bid, totalling about 2 trillion yen ($18 billion), from the consortium of Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, Bain Capital Private Equity and the Development Bank of Japan in the sale of Toshiba Memory Corp.But Western Digital of the U.S., which has acquired some SanDisk chip operations, including a joint venture with Toshiba in Japan, reiterated its opposition to such a move. It said in a statement that Toshiba “has no right” to transfer the joint venture without its consent.It said it filed a request for arbitration last week. Toshiba has accused Western Digital of interfering with its sales efforts. Such sales can be sensitive because they involve the transfer of technology.SK Hynix, a major South Korean chip supplier, confirmed it was a lender to the consortium, “seeking new business opportunities,” but declined to elaborate. Toshiba said Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group of Japan was also a financer for a consortium member, but neither SK Hynix nor MUFJ will have managerial say.“Toshiba has determined that the consortium has presented the best proposal, not only in terms of valuation, but also in respect to certainty of closing, retention of employees and maintenance of sensitive technology within Japan,” it said.Damian Thong, senior technology analyst with Macquarie in Tokyo, said the decision reflects how Japan wants to keep the technology, but concessions would be needed from Western Digital.A fight in court would be detrimental long term, because delays would give an edge to rivals, he added. Samsung Electronics is No. 1 in the field.“The whole point of this is to help Japan retain control of the semiconductor operations and business of Toshiba,” Thong said. “This is Japan trying to protect its position and relevance in global chip-making.”Earlier, others had expressed interest, including Hon Hai of Taiwan, also known as Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple, which has acquired Japanese electronics company Sharp Corp. Broadcom, Western Digital’s rival, had also been reported as a candidate.Toshiba wants to reach an agreement with the consortium and clear legal and other procedures before its June 28 general shareholders’ meeting.The Innovation Network Corp. of Japan is made up of 26 big-name Japanese corporate investors, including Sony Corp., Canon Inc., Toyota Motor Corp. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Bain Capital Private Equity, based in Boston, is one of the world’s leading investment firms. The Development Bank of Japan is backed by the government of Japan.Toshiba’s earnings reports have failed to get endorsements from its auditors, given the company’s precarious finances over the U.S. projects. The reports are being given as projections, not results — a 950 billion yen ($8.6 billion) loss for the fiscal year ended March.Reactors that Westinghouse is building in the U.S. are still unfinished, partly because of beefed-up safety regulations following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.Toshiba shares closed down 2 per cent on Wednesday. The stock has tanked in recent months, and speculation has been growing about its delisting.In 2015, Toshiba acknowledged that it had been systematically falsifying its books since 2008, as managers tried to meet overly ambitious targets. An outside investigation found profits had been inflated and expenses hidden across the board.Some experts say Toshiba still needs to deal with accountability and governance issues.“Toshiba appears plagued by a legacy of opaqueness. Without a complete overhaul of its organization, Toshiba will have a very difficult road to recovery of its reputation and trust, essential ingredients to its existence,” said Shuri Fukunaga, chief executive of Burson-Marsteller Japan, a communications consultancy firm that helps companies in crises.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at https://www.apnews.com/search/yuri%20kageyama read more

Burundi Ban condemns attacks on military camps urges stakeholders to uphold rule

“The Secretary-General urges the leadership of these groups and the national authorities to refrain from any further escalation of violence or retaliation and stresses that anyone responsible for ordering or committing human rights violations will be held individually accountable,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.Further, the Secretary-General appealed to all national stakeholders to uphold the rule of law and urged the authorities to help create the conditions for a credible and inclusive dialogue that can address the deep political challenges facing the country.“The United Nations extends its full support and assistance to all efforts aimed at promoting a peaceful settlement of the crisis,” the statement concluded.According to media reports, the clashes between the troops left 12 insurgents dead and another 20 have been arrested.Burundi has been in the midst of a political crisis that has driven countless people fleeing to safety in neighbouring countries since President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term earlier this year. Mr. Ban and a host of senior UN officials including the High Commissioner for Human Rights have repeatedly called for calm and the resumption of the national dialogue that was suspended in mid-July. read more

Mining services companies are centrepiece in new public float and ASX listing

first_imgSix companies with strong track records servicing the mining/resources industries are the centrepiece of a new public float and proposed Australian Stock Exchange listing for which the initial public offer opens today. Diversified investment group, E & A Ltd, will have a market capitalisation of A$56 million upon listing (based on the public offer price of A$1 per share) with strong earnings growth forecast for the current 2007-08 financial year.E & A Ltd comprises the following operating subsidiaries:- Equity & Advisory, Louminco, Whyalla Fabrications, Ottoway Engineering, Heavymech and Fabtech. The six separate 100%-owned businesses have a diverse client base including OneSteel, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Alcan, Santos, Beach Petroleum, SA Water, Barwon Water, United Water and other state and government agencies.”We have identified the services sector of the mining, resources, industrial, water and defence industries as having significant revenue and growth potential for at least the next five years and will continue to target businesses in these sectors for acquisition,” E & A’s Executive Chairman, Mr Stephen Young, said. “Our acquisition strategy will be to focus primarily on South Australian based businesses and it will seek to make at least two acquisitions per annum,” he said.Young said each of the E & A Limited subsidiaries was a long-established business with strong profit history, positive cash flow and attractive growth prospects. Each is forecast to generate increased revenue in the current financial year. “We intend to grow group earnings both organically and through further acquisitions. E & A has to date focused on South Australian businesses as the private equity market is largely under-represented in that state and targets remain available for negotiated acquisition.”Young said E & A was targeting continued solid growth both organically and through additional acquisitions. For the current financial year to end June 2008, the company is expecting pro-forma operating revenue of A$92.2 million compared with A$82.2 million in 2006-07 and pro-forma earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of A$10.8 million – up from A$9 million in 2006-07.Equity & Advisory is celebrating its tenth anniversary of providing a comprehensive range of corporate advisory services to industry and government. The firm has to date completed advisory mandates in respect of transactions whose combined value exceeds A$4 billionHeavymech is an established provider of quality machining services to a wide variety of industries, including mining, earthmoving and power generation. While Louminco has for 28 years been a key provider of procurement, maintenance, engineering support and project management services to the industrial, mining, base metals, defence and power generation industries.Ottoway Engineering is a pipe fabrication and installation business involving all aspects of turnkey project management including engineering, procurement, manufacture, fabrication, machining, installation and maintenance. Fabtech has grown from a rural based fabricator of rainwater tank liners to a leader in the provision of flexible geomembrane liners and floating covers for dams, reservoirs, channels and tunnels in such industries as mining and waste water containment. Whyalla Fabrications provides a range of steel fabrication and structural engineering services, whose capabilities include project management, heavy engineering design, structural steel, fabrication and erection, pipe welding and pipework installation, pneumatic and hydraulic installations, sheet metal work, and light machining.last_img read more

SEHA HC Metalurg Skopje win derby against Vardar Skopje

← Previous Story Austrians are ready for Serbia – Johannesson choose 18 Next Story → Rastko Stojkovic (VT Kielce) about Metalurg clash: Fight, fight and again fight In the last match of the regular championship in the regional SEHA league, HC Metalurg hosted Vardar Skopje, in a game which would bring no difference in playing spots at the F4  in Skopje in April, but a game of huge prestige. In the end, Lino Cervar outsmarted Veselin Vujovic, and EHF Champions League quarter-finalist Metalurg won 26:21, in a game in which they had the lead throughout the whole game.Renato Vugrinec led the hosts with 6 goals, while star Naumce Mojsovski scored 5 goals. Vardar’s best was Igor Karacic with 5 goals. cervarkaracicLino CervarmetalurgmojsovskiSEHAVardarVeselin Vujovićvujovic read more

MIT performs the greatest unboxing ever The Atlas Robot

first_imgIf you’ve ever wondered what it was like to unbox a human-sized robot, gaze upon this video with extreme jealousy. Helios, the Atlas Robot MIT is using for the DARPA Robotics Challenge, was recently pulled from its box so that modifications and testing can begin.In a world where disasters can happen with such severity that it is simply impossible for humans to wander in and fix things, there’s a real need for mechanical creations that can be controlled to rush in and save the day. In an attempt to speed up the process of creating these mechanical assistants, DARPA has created a competition to see who can build the best machine capable of entering a disaster area and either stopping further damage or making the area safe for humans.MIT’s entry into this competition starts with an Atlas Robot, built by Boston Dynamics. To show off their shiny new toy they did what gadget geeks all over the world when they get a shiny new thing. They made an unboxing video.The DARPA Robotics Trials will be taking place at the Homestead Speedway in Florida this December. Until that date, teams from MIT, NASA, Virginia Tech, and many others will be hard at work creating their versions of a robotic assistant to safely travel where we can’t.last_img read more

Woman in Mayo struck by train and killed after chasing dog that

first_img 52,066 Views http://jrnl.ie/3318862 Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Woman in Mayo struck by train and killed after chasing dog that got onto tracks An investigation into the circumstances of the incident has been launched. Share Tweet Email1 Apr 1st 2017, 3:58 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A WOMAN HAS died after being struck by a train in Mayo this morning.The incident occurred at 11.30am. It is understood the woman was walking her dog when it ran up the line. She went after the dog and although the driver sounded the horn and applied the emergency brake, the train struck the woman, fatally injuring her.A spokesperson for Irish Rail described it as a “tragic accident”.“Our sympathies are with her family and ourselves and the Rail Accident Investigation Unit are investigating it,” they added.The line is now closed and the Manulla to Ballina service has been replaced by a bus transfer while emergency services attend the scene.Read: Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today> Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 3:58 PM 31 Comments Short URL By Michelle Hennessylast_img read more

Amazon Dismisses Raspberry Pi Key Hack Patches It Anyway

first_imgI call this the “Break & Enter dropbox” and it pairs well with my Amazon Key (smartlock & smartcam combo). It’s all current software. Amazon downplayed the last attack on this product because it needed an evil delivery driver to execute. This doesn’t. pic.twitter.com/35krz46Kab— MG (@_MG_) February 4, 2018An accompanying video shows MG as a mock criminal-cum-delivery driver planting a Pi computer inside a porch light. A faux courier then unlocks the door, deposits the parcel, relocks the house, and leaves.Except, the door isn’t bolted; the sound of the latch is a fake audio file, according to Forbes. Once the hacker returns, he strolls in without a problem.“To preemptively answer the obvious question of ‘how?,’ I’m withholding details until Amazon has a chance to fix this,” MG said over the weekend.The tech titan, meanwhile, is sticking to its story that consumers have nothing to worry about.Amazon on Tuesday told Forbes that the app tested by MG is not the same as the one used by drivers, which ensures the door is only open for a brief period, communication to the camera and lock remains uninterrupted, and the door is securely relocked.“The driver does not leave without physically checking that the door is locked,” a company spokeswoman said. “Safety and security is built into every aspect of the service.”Still, Amazon plans to deliver a technical fix by the end of the week—a precaution, if you will. Not because it’s necessary, but because it will offer peace of mind.This is not the first time Amazon has been forced to update Key to address potential flaws: As Forbes pointed out, it issued patches last year, after Rhino Security Labs managed to flood the Wi-Fi with traffic, making it impossible to lock the door.Still not comfortable with the idea of letting a delivery person into your house while you’re not home? You could always have Amazon put your parcels in your trunk instead.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Since Amazon began waltzing into strangers’ homes to drop off packages, the company’s Key delivery service has run fairly smoothly.But customers’ initial fears of exploitation are materializing with a new hack that makes it easy to break Amazon Key using a Raspberry Pi.A researcher, known only as MG, claims to have found a way to bypass the built-in security and walk right through the front door.“I call this the ‘Break & Enter dropbox’ and it pairs well with my Amazon Key,” he tweeted on Sunday. “Amazon downplayed the last attack on this product because it needed an evil delivery driver to execute. This doesn’t.”center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Neville defends Cruiserweight Title tonight on 205 Live in Rochester

first_img Ben Roethlisberger Twitter Google+ WWE 205 Live takes place tonight on the WWE Network from Rochester, New York.Advertised for the show is Neville defending the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against TJP. Also teased for the show is what is next for Austin Aries following Extreme Rules.Wrestleview.com will have a 205 Live report later tonight.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 32.40%0:04Remaining Time -3:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis Comments are closed. Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Kid Stacey Action-Packed Trek Through The Blue Ridge Mountains Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE 205 Live Results – 9/3/19 (Drew Gulak aligns with Tony Nese, Lince Dorado competes) June 8, 2017 at 1:52 pm Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot) 1 COMMENT 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Videos Articles Aries is overrated. Long live the king. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Governor Walker signs law recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska

first_imgGovernor Walker in Utqiaġvik on June 24, 2017 after signing Indigenous Peoples Day into state law.(Courtesy of the Governor’s Office of Alaska)In Utqiaġvik over the weekend, Governor Bill Walker signed legislation recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska. The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.Listen nowOn Saturday, Governor Walker said, “This official recognition is just one way we as a state can acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by First Peoples throughout the history of this land.”For the past two years the Governor had issued one-year observances for the second Monday in October to be Indigenous Peoples Day. The signing of the new law will complete that effort and Alaska will join South Dakota in recognizing the holiday.Representative Dean Westlake of Kotzebue, Senator Donny Olson of Nome, and Representative Zach Fansler of Bethel were in attendance for the signing, along with a number of representatives from the North Slope Borough. That’s according to Representative Fansler, who was also the first co-signer for House Bill 78, put forward by the representative from Kotzebue.“At one point we were actually thinking about trying to carry this bill, you know. Representative Westlake ended up carrying it and we co-signed right away,” Fansler said.The signing was held during Utqiaġvik’s annual Nalukataq whaling festival.“They take the whales; they’ve been fermenting them, they, you know, obviously they harvested them back in April, and this is where they divvy up the whale parts to literally the entire community,” said Fansler.According to Fansler, the Inupiauq tradition is a day-long festival where much of the town comes out to celebrate a successful whale hunt. Different parts of fermented whale are brought out with cakes and candy and followed by singing, a blanket toss, and then dancing. Fansler said that it was an appropriate occasion for signing the bill.“People were already super enthusiastic,” Fansler said. “And then when you couple that with the idea that we were signing into law something that establishes the second Monday [of October] as Indigenous Peoples Day, you know it just made it all the better.”The crowd and legislators were happy to see the bill finally come to fruition, said Fansler, as there have been several attempts over the years to pass similar legislation.“You know, on the Senate side, on the House side, so I think there has been this push for some time, but, you know, for various reasons it just doesn’t move along. But this year was a year I think we have a historic legislature,” Fansler said.Fansler considers this legislature to be historic for a number of reasons, one of those being that Alaska is finally seeing its first Alaska Native Speaker of the House.“This is meant to be something that’s inclusive,” Fansler said. “And this is something to really promote Native culture throughout our state and recognize the amazing impact of our first people.”Representative Fansler said that he’s looking forward to celebrating October 9 as Alaska’s first official Indigenous Peoples Day.last_img read more

Whats new in the mobile market

first_imgNo related posts. By Alberto Font and AFPThe Mobile World Congress (MWC), held Feb. 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain, is the mecca for mobile phone companies and tech fans. At last year’s event, some 1,500 exhibitors showcased new gadgets to 67,000 people. The trade fair is symbolic of the growing industry, which offers cutting-edge technology to drive smartphone and tablet sales and is changing the way we communicate. Samsung and Apple are the industry giants, pursued by other competitors, including Nokia, Huawei and Alcatel, among others. Nokia showcased its Lumia 520 and 720 smartphones, which are similar to more expensive brands and offer built-in cameras, GPS and other features at half the price of industry leaders ($183 and $327, respectively). China’s Huawei, the world’s No. 3 smartphone company with 5.3 percent of the global market, launched its Ascend P2, marketed as the fastest Internet phone. The new P2 will cost $526, much lower than the $892 iPhone 5 and the $853 Samsung Galaxy III, which hit stores last year and are the top-two selling smartphones. With 29 percent of global smartphone sales, Samsung launched its mini-tablet Galaxy Note 8.0, hoping to take a share of the market from Apple’s iPad.Other brands compete by being innovative. Chinese company ZTE showcased its “phablet” this week, a model that is half telephone and half tablet with a 5.7-inch screen and 13-megapixel camera. “ZTE continues broadening horizons by offering customers that latest in mobile technology,” ZTE’s Mobile Sales Director He Shiyou said. According to consulting firm Deloitte, global smartphone sales could reach two billion units by 2014, potentially cutting into laptops’ and personal computers’ share of the market. However, Deloitte said that despite the growth in the mobile market, personal computers will continue to be used for 80 percent of Internet traffic, as computers have faster processors, bigger monitors and better keyboards. Although smartphone and tablet sales are growing at a faster pace than personal computers, pc sales are growing, too. Companies like microchip manufacturer Intel, whose primary market is personal computers, are reacting to more competition from the mobile market. According to Karla Blanco, Intel Costa Rica’s director of corporate affairs, Intel manufactures the microchip processors for smartphones like the Motorola Razr i and tablets by Dell, Acer and HP.“Intel is investing in research and development for new technologies in order to continue providing innovative solutions,” Blanco said. While Intel’s profits were down in 2012 compared the previous year, Blanco said that could be attributed to the company’s investment in R&D. Large financial companies also participated in MWC, including PayPal, which hopes to adapt its online payment system to the mobile phone environment. “In spite of being a trade show dedicated to the mobile telephone industry, it has broad implications for the entire global economy,” said Ian Fogg, an analyst at the firm IHS.“Today, mobile represents what the Internet represented in 1999. Everyone should have a mobile strategy,” he added. There are changes in store this year for apps, too. According to Deloitte, up to 100 mobile operators will offer “all-you-can-eat” services with unlimited access to certain applications with the payment of a monthly subscription. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

The Stars 2nd AACTA awards to be held in January 2013

first_imgThe coveted Australian Academy of Cinema Television and Arts (AACTA) Awards will be held in The Star’s new Event Centre in January 2013.The Star’s partnership with the AACTA Awards was revealed at a media conference this week at the Darling Hotel.  Also announced were the 2nd AACTA Awards nominees, as well as the official dates for the AACTA Awards.The AACTA Awards is the first major event to be announced for The Star’s $100 million multi-purpose entertainment and events venue which is scheduled for completion at the end of the 2012.AFI | AACTA CEO, Damian Trewhella, said:”The newly established AACTA Awards are delighted to be the first major public event at The Star Event Centre which is a much needed and welcome addition to Australia’s entertainment and convention landscape.”With stunning views across the Sydney skyline, and with state-of-the-art technology, it’s the perfect setting for Australia’s most prestigious screen Awards, the AACTA Awards, which are proudly produced and hosted in Sydney, the heart of the Australian screen industry.”With both The Star and AACTA bringing some of Australia’s and the world’s most celebrated screen icons to Sydney; this partnership is the perfect fit.”The Star Event CentreThe Event Centre is the final component of The Star’s recent $870 million redevelopment and transformation into a total leisure and entertainment destination.Built on the rooftop of The Star with views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, the venue has been designed to host A-list acts from around the world in intimate concert settings as well as domestic and international conferences, exhibitions and awards functions such as the AACTA Awards.Multi-use in every sense, it will be able to accommodate 4000 patrons in concert mode, 3000 with half seating, up to 1200 in a banquet or ballroom setting and 1300 people in conference/business mode. The 2,400 square metre column-free space will be the largest banquet area of any hotel in Sydney making it ideal for gala dinners and award ceremonies.Describing the venue as a major asset for the people of Sydney, Managing Director of The Star, Frederic Luvisutto, said the Event Centre will help fill a void in the local convention market and will give the city an edge in the competition for entertainment events both around the country and globally.”This new venue fulfils our aspiration to make The Star a one-of-a-kind leisure and entertainment destination with multiple reasons to visit.  We already have the 2,000-seat Lyric Theatre for musicals and major theatre productions and soon we will have a specialised venue like no other,” Mr Luvisutto said. A feature of the Event Centre is its distinctive gemstone shape and translucent glass shell exterior. The use of backlighting within the glass façade will allow the venue to morph into different colours at night making it highly visible from various corners of the city.”Architecturally this new facility is unique in design, but what makes it even rarer is the placement of such a heavy structure on top of an existing building, including the casino floor below,” Mr Luvisutto said.Highly flexible, the venue will have the ability to convert to various configurations with a quick turnaround time between each function or event.  To create a ballroom environment, 720 retractable theatre seats can be quickly and readily stored to obtain a 1077sq m flat floor space.Concert-goers will be welcomed in a modern elegant lobby which can also cater for cocktail parties and a variety of private functions.  In addition, the concert venue will offer four VIP suites with a premium viewing platform, bringing VIP guests closer to the stage complete with their own exclusive bar and dining service.The Star’s redevelopment has seen the opening of a new five star boutique hotel, The Darling, a luxury day spa, several signature restaurants and bars and a collection of high end retail outlets. Other changes include new gaming facilities and The Star’s new international nightclub, Marquee, which is located on the third level of the harbourside entrance on Pirrama Road.Equipped with leading edge audio visual technology and production facilities, the Events Centre has been designed by ScenoPlus, creators of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. With construction running ahead of schedule, the venue is expected to open at the end of the year.Mr Luvisutto said The Star was in the process of confirming the initial line-up of concert and conference bookings which will be announced in the coming weeks. Source = The Starlast_img read more

Under his new lifestyle brand Soori architect Soo

first_imgUnder his new lifestyle brand Soori, architect Soo K. Chan has relaunched his beachfront resort, set between a beach and rice fields in Bali’s Tabanan Regency, as the ultimate wellbeing destination.The relaunch of Soori Bali, which has just joined The Leading Hotels of the World, marks the first in a series of major developments to be rolled out under the Soori brand. Soori High Line, a residence opening in New York City’s West Chelsea, and Soori Niseko, a forthcoming ski resort in Japan, will underscore Soori’s philosophy of “living exceptionally well through holistic design”.Each of Soori Bali’s 48 private pool villas and residences are in the midst of refreshment. Soori Bali will soon introduce a new Indonesian restaurant, moored in a traditional wooden Balinese house amid the resort’s rice fields. In late 2017, Soori Bali will expand its vast helipad lawn on the 10-bedroom Soori Estate totalling 5250 square metres, culminating in the unveiling of a cantilevered platform jutting over the Indian Ocean.Soori Spa’s offerings are being expanded, in line with the resort’s vision of becoming Bali’s premier wellbeing destination. A team of onsite practitioners and visiting wellness experts will offer physical alignment and massage therapies, acupuncture, meditation, neurotherapy and longevity procedures among many other bespoke techniques, while special retreats will be hosted throughout the year by visiting international wellness experts.The EarthCheck-certified resort minimises its carbon footprint through its design as well as a host of measures including reduced energy consumption, water conservation, waste management and use of organic products.The hotel’s facilities include an infinity pool, gymnasium, library, spa, helipad, two restaurants, leisure concierge and butler service, and round-the-clock room service. The 10-room Soori Estate comes with its own infinity pool, gym, spa, kitchen, chauffeur-driven car and private butler.last_img read more

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