by Sandra Prusina Posted Jul 9, 2015 4:47 pm MDT Greece finally met a deadline that counted on Thursday and made a series of sweeping proposals that its creditors needed by midnight to set off a mad rush toward a weekend deal to stave off a financial collapse of the nation.The package met longstanding demands by creditors to impose wide-ranging sales-tax hikes and cuts in state spending for pensions that the left-leaning Greek government had long resisted.It raised hopes that Greece can get the rescue deal that will prevent a catastrophic exit from the euro after key creditors said they were open to discussing how to ease the country’s debt load, a long-time sticking point in their talks.In the text of proposals sent by Athens late Thursday, the government conceded to demands it had previously refused to accept — mostly on moving various categories of goods and services to higher sales tax rates.After months of foot-dragging despite impending chaos, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met a midnight deadline with more than an hour to spare.The spokesman for eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem tweeted that it was “important for institutions to consider these (proposals) in their assessment” of the Greek situation. As Greek gov’t sends through reform proposals, creditors open to easing debt terms AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email With files from the Associated Press
Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver speaks during the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference in Edmonton on Friday June 5, 2015. Oliver’s assertion that there’s been no recession in Canada this year is of little solace in Alberta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 23, 2015 9:53 am MDT Last Updated Sep 23, 2015 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oliver’s no recession claim derided in Alberta as ‘Nero fiddling while Rome burned’ CALGARY – Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s assertion that there has been no recession in Canada this year is of little solace in Alberta.“It reminds me of that legend of Nero fiddling while Rome burned,” said Keith Brownsey, a political scientist at Calgary’s Mount Royal University.“Apparently there’s no recession,” Brownsey scoffed. “You tell that to people in this town right now.”Oliver made his pronouncement on the recession in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday.“We don’t believe that the economy was in fact in a recession,” he said, despite Statistics Canada data showing two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth this year.Oliver said the contraction was confined to the energy and resources sector, which makes up about a fifth of Canada’s economy, but that the rest was growing.Meanwhile, the Conference Board of Canada’s latest Metropolitan Outlook, released Wednesday, paints a bleak picture.Calgary — the white-collar heart of the oilpatch, which has seen scores of layoffs in recent months — is ranked dead last out of 13 cities when it comes to forecast real GDP growth in 2015. In 2014 it ranked second, after Edmonton.Alberta as a whole has been hit hard by a halving in crude prices from a year ago, the Conference Board noted. On Wednesday, the U.S. crude benchmark closed well below US$45 a barrel“The downturn in the energy sector resulted in very difficult economic conditions in the first half of 2015,” the report said. “Unfortunately, the second half of the year is expected to be equally challenging as more layoffs begin to hit home and builders retreat further from breaking ground on new homes.”It’s expecting a one per cent contraction in real GDP this year in Alberta, but says next year should be better.It forecasts a provincial unemployment rate of 5.6 per cent in 2015, worse than the 4.7 per cent rate in 2014.Todd Hirsch, chief economist at Alberta-owned bank ATB Financial, said earlier this week that he’s predicting a “modest” recession this year, with a return to growth in 2016.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has estimated 35,000 jobs have been lost in the oilpatch so far this year.Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter.
Officially known as the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Americas, the three-day event which opens Tuesday 7 March, is the first major conference in the region following up on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted in 2015 in the Japanese city of the same name.Hosted by the Government of Canada in cooperation with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Regional Platform will mark the first opportunity for governments and stakeholders of the Americas to discuss and agree on a Regional Action Plan to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework). Sendai is a development framework, agreed by more than 180 countries, setting global but non-binding targets, to increase disaster preparedness, effective early warning systems and international cooperation, while at the same time reducing the impact of disasters on people, the economy, and the environment.The platform in Montreal, which concludes on 9 March, will be the first opportunity for countries of the Americas to come together and discuss how they are going to put Sendai into practice.“In Montreal, countries will adopt this Regional Action Plan [and] it will also provide the forum where countries will be able to discuss for the first time, how they are doing” said the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, Ricardo Mena, in an interview with UN News. Chief of UNISDR, Regional Office for The Americas, Ricardo Mena. Photo: UNISDR The 2015 Sendai Framework was the first big intergovernmental agreement underpinning the UN-led 2030 development programme, along with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development agreed by 193 countries later that year; the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on development finance; and the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Mr. Mena said there was a clear link between Sendai and the other pillars of the 2030 Agenda, citing the example of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal, on ending extreme poverty. “Disasters usually bring more people into poverty; therefore you can see disasters as a driver of potential conflicts down the road and that’s why it becomes so important, so crucial, in having investments in reducing risks.” Montreal Platform will be a ‘big tent’ gathering for diverse stakeholdersA High-Level intergovernmental meeting on implementing the Sendai Framework across the Americas took place in Paraguay last June, but Montreal will “be a bigger tent,” said Mr. Mena. “It’s a meeting where all the stakeholders – private sector, academia, science and technology, local authorities and civil society – are going to be participating in full force,” he said.Noting that there are already “some quite positive signs” that implementation is well underway across the region, he cited the fact that UNISDR’s Americas office is already working with 10 countries “on the alignment of national DRR strategies and plans to the Sendai Framework spirit.”“In some cases it’s revising existing strategies and plans, and aligning them to the Sendai Framework, in other cases it’s starting from scratch,” he added. Mr. Mena said that getting national treasuries – and increasingly private sector investors – to think long-term about disaster risk, was the main challenge.“Whatever is put into DRR is going to save money down the road. We know of the positive impact that DRR investments have.“There is much more funding being put for disaster response activities, than for DRR activities […] The issue is how to integrate the DRR lens into every investment that you are about to do,” he added.Minister in charge of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, said Canada is “looking forward to working with our partners across all sectors of the emergency management community both domestically and among our hemispheric partners to develop an interactive and action-oriented agenda.” Montreal’s mayor, Denis Coderre, said the city is looking forward to playing its part, and welcoming delegates from all parts of the continent. “Montreal is also one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities and actively integrates the principles of urban resilience in order to better prepare for the challenges of the 21st Century,” he said.
Updated: 1.30pmTHE NEW CHAIR of the Central Remedial Clinic has said that the organisation is looking into the €742,000 pay-out made to former CEO Paul Kiely.Kieran Timmins told the Public Accounts Committee that the group’s remuneration committee was “looking at it”.“We don’t see the point in contacting Kiely until we have all the facts,” Timmins said.Earlier, former Chair Hamilton Goulding rejected Independent TD Shane Ross’s suggestion that Kiely “wrote his own cheque” in terms of his retirement payoff.When Goulding said he was unaware of Kiely’s salary arrangement when he was appointed chair in 2010, Ross suggested it was “a secret because it’s so much”.Goulding did admit that he “thought his level of pay would have been half of what it was”.The Cregan Report into finances at the Clinic found that Kiely received a 2.5% pay increase in September 2008, bringing his overall pay to €234,449.He was not affected by the public sector pay cuts introduced in January 2010.Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell asked how “Mr Kiely was able to basically come up with his own dowry” while cuts were imposed on other CRC staff. Source: Oireachtas TVHamilton added that a “confidentiality clause” prohibited the board from informing the HSE of Kiely’s salary. It was revealed in January that Kiely was paid a total retirement package of €742,025.John Cregan, the interim administrator who conducted the report, said that “less than a handful of people” were still earning salaries that were outside of the HSE pay scale.He later clarified that six people were in receipt of such salaries.Cregan noted that these payments would have to be “red-circled” under 2015 due to contractual obligations.Charitable wingDuring the meeting, Laverne McGuinness, Chief Operations Officer at the HSE, said that she and her colleagues “didn’t appear to know about the existence” of the Friends and Supporters of the CRC, the charitable arm of the CRC.Ross questioned how this could be the case, saying: “It didn’t take me more than about 20 minutes to find out about the Friends and Supporters and it and certainly didn’t take me more than 10 seconds to find out they had €40 million there”. Source: Oireachtas TVThe Cregan Report, which was published last month, concluded that the CRC set up its charitable wing for the sole purpose of getting as much money as possible from the HSE.McGuinness said that the Friends and Supporters group should be wound up and its functions transferred to the CRC Board as soon as possible. She added that excess money paid to Kiely should be recovered.The report also found that the charity arm gave a loan of €3 million to the clinic to bail out its pension fund. It also repaid €550,000 on behalf of CRC Medical Devices, a company set up by the Clinic, which was sold last year at a loss. No one present was able to give specifics as to how much the sale cost.Why are we here?Goulding told the Committee he was unsure of why he was called before them today.He said that the Cregan Report found “no wrongdoing and no need for further investigation”.As such, he said it “slightly makes me wonder why we’re here”.Goulding said that the report, which was carried out by interim administrator John Cregan, “positively and unequivocally exonerated the board.”Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald pulled him up on this later, saying she would dismiss what he said as “throwaway” comments that she “shouldn’t read too much into”. Hamilton agreed.McDonald then asked the new CRC board members to confirm that they were public servants and, as such, subject to questioning about their finances and potenital pay cuts.Timmins confirmed on their behalf that this was the case. Kieran Timmins Source: Oireachtas TVRoss questioned the fact that the report into the Clinic was carried out by Cregan, who works for the HSE.He said he was not disputing the report’s finding that “the board know ignored its obligations to HSE”, but said the report would have had “more credibility” if it was carried out by someone independent of the HSE.‘Abandoned’Hamilton denied that the board had “abandoned” the CRC when it resigned, as suggested in the report. He said the members “resigned because we were pushed”.Following a meeting with the HSE in December, Hamilton said that the then CRC Chair Jim Nugent was ”very bluntly told if the whole board doesn’t go, HSE funding will cease”.He said Nugent then told him: ”Ham, it’s over: the board all has to go.” Ross said that CRC should not have put its hand “into the pockets” of people who had made donations in order to top-up executive’s salaries.Hamilton said that he felt “deep sadness and regret” about the controversies surrounding the Clinic. He noted that his mother founded the CRC when he was 4 years old, adding that he has been involved with it for decades.“I can only apologise for any shortcomings or inadequacies on my part … I have to add, however, that nothing I did or failed to do happened with any motives other than what was the best for the Clinic.”The meeting is ongoing. Originally published: 11.52amRead: PAC will be discussing the CRC today, but who is going to turn up?Related: The report into the CRC says it only set up its side charity to get more money from the HSERead: Former CRC chief rejects that any fundraised money was kept secret
Image: Shutterstock/Fotokostic 41 Comments Share65 Tweet Email4 Short URL Jan 30th 2017, 9:26 AM 16,511 Views By Gráinne Ní Aodha http://jrnl.ie/3212296 Irish teenage boys are 42% fitter than girls The study measured aerobic fitness by testing students with a beep test – the results of which they then entered into a competition. Monday 30 Jan 2017, 9:26 AM IRISH GIRLS ARE less likely than boys to get their recommended amount of exercise, according to new research by Irish Life Health School Fitness Challenge.The research shows that the gender gap widens as boys and girls progress through school; in Transition Year, boys are 42% fitter than girls, as opposed to first year boys being 32% fitter than girls.Over a quarter of all Irish secondary schools signed up for the Schools Fitness Challenge in 2016, with 22,764 students taking part; 10,935 girls and 11,828 boys.Students also experienced a significant improvement in their fitness levels after just six weeks of exercise training, with first year boys (+11%) and fourth year girls (+14%) showing the biggest improvement levels overall.Dr Kate Kirby, Head of Performance Psychology at the Irish Institute of Sport said that there could be a number of reasons for the reduced participation (which are the result of the lower levels of fitness) in girls compared to boys.Numerous reasons have been put forward to explain this, including losing interest, limited time, perceived lack of competence in competitive settings and fear of appearing ‘uncool’ or ‘unfeminine’.“Some additional considerations that may reduce female adolescent drop-out from sport include the provision of single-sex physical activities, de-emphasising competition and increasing opportunities for social interaction within the sporting environment.“Finally, the benefit of promoting positive athletic female role models cannot be underestimated.”‘I don’t feel well’ Source: Shutterstock/DGLimagesIrish Life Health also surveyed PE teachers to get their views on their students’ participation in PE, and 96% of teachers believe that their students fake excuses to get out of PE class.The top excuse is students saying they aren’t well (63%), followed by students saying they forgot their gear (23%). A further 71% of teachers feel their students avoid PE as they are just uninterested in doing physical activity.The School Fitness Challenge, now in its fifth year, has been overseen by Professor Niall Moyna in the Centre for Preventive Medicine, Dublin City University with a total of 126,162 secondary school students taking part from 2012-2016.Moyna says that the “rigidity” of the current PE curriculum needs to change to short periods of physical activity that encourage senior cycle students – particularly girls to stay active.The School Fitness Challenge was created with the aim of making physical fitness a national priority and to encourage young people to be proactive in adopting a healthier and more active lifestyle.You can find out more about the Challenge here.Read: Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in EuropeRead: GAA clubs are branching out to people who have no interest in sport The results are thought to show the drop off of girls participating in sports, and suggest a restructure of the sports education curriculum. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The results are thought to show the drop off of girls participating in sports, and suggest a restructure of the sports education curriculum. Image: Shutterstock/Fotokostic
Des rats diabétiques soignés avec leurs propres cellules souchesDes chercheurs japonais ont annoncé être parvenus à traiter le diabète de rats à l’aide de cellules souches neurales prélevées par le museau des animaux et transformées en cellules pancréatiques. C’est une nouvelle piste dans la recherche de traitements pour soigner le diabète. Une maladie qui touche aujourd’hui plus de 200 millions de personnes à travers le monde et qui se manifeste par un dysfonctionnement du système de régulation de la glycémie. En vérité, il existe deux types de diabète : le type 1 et le type 2. Le premier découle d’une maladie auto-immune et survient lorsque l’organisme se met à détruire les cellules bêta du pancréas, celles qui produisent l’insuline. Le second, par contre, se manifeste lorsque ces mêmes cellules ne peuvent produire suffisamment de cette hormone pour réguler correctement le taux de sucre dans le sang. Si de multiples recherches ont été menées pour mettre au point un traitement permettant de guérir de cette maladie, à ce jour, aucune n’a réellement abouti. Mais des chercheurs japonais viennent de faire une nouvelle tentative et ont obtenu des résultats prometteurs. Selon leurs travaux, la clé de ce traitement se trouverait en fait dans le cerveau même du malade. En effet, Tomoko Kuwabara du National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology de Tsukuba et ses collègues sont parvenus à guérir des rats diabétiques en utilisant des cellules souches neurales transformées en cellules pancréatiques fonctionnelles. Pour réussir une telle prouesse, les scientifiques ont prélevé une petite quantité de tissus dans le bulbe olfactif des rats, la région cérébrale en charge des odeurs, ou dans l’hippocampe impliqué dans la mémoire. Deux aires accessibles par le nez chez ces animaux comme chez l’homme. Ensuite, les chercheurs ont extrait les cellules souches neurales des tissus et les ont exposées à de la Wnt3a, une protéine qui active la production d’insuline et à un anticorps qui bloque les inhibiteurs naturels de la cette production. Après avoir fait multiplier les cellules pendant deux semaines, ils les ont placées sur de fines feuilles de collagène servant d’échafaudage. Ceci a permis à l’équipe d’incorporer ces structures sur le pancréas des rats malades sans blesser l’organe lui-même. Une glycémie revenue à la normale Une semaine après, les scientifiques ont alors constaté que les concentrations d’insuline chez les animaux atteints de diabète de type 1 ou de type 2 qui avaient reçu le traitement, étaient similaires à celles observées chez les rats non diabétiques. De même, les taux de sucre dans le sang étaient également revenus à la normale. Des résultats maintenus durant 19 semaines avant que l’équipe de Tomoko Kuwabara ne retire les feuilles des pancréas des rats et que le diabète réapparaisse.Si les conclusions se sont donc avérées prometteuses, la technique présente surtout plusieurs avantages. Comme le précise l’étude, l’utilisation des cellules n’a nécessité aucune manipulation génétique en dehors de l’organisme, contrairement aux procédés utilisant des cellules souches d’autres organes. De plus, parce que les cellules viennent ici du maladie lui-même, la technique supprime également le risque de rejet et le besoin d’immunosuppresseurs. Sans oublier qu’il est, selon les chercheurs, tout sauf exclu que le procédé puisse être utilisé chez l’humain.Une technique à tester sur des cellules humaines À lire aussiCette société américaine veut “ressusciter” des patients en état de mort cérébrale”Il serait possible d’extraire les cellules souches adultes neurales du bulbe olfactif de manière chirurgicale en utilisant un endoscope”, soulignent-ils. Mais “l’amélioration la plus importante offerte par cette étude est la genèse de cellules exprimant de l’insuline sans avoir recours à une manipulation génétique”, confirme Onur Basak et Hans Clevers de l’Hubrecht Institute for Development Biology and Stem Cell Research de Utrecht aux Pays-Bas, dans un communiqué publié à côté de l’étude et cité par le New Scientist.Néanmoins, “il sera essentiel de valider ces résultats sur des lignées disponibles de cellules souches neuronales humaines, tout comme sur des cellules souches neurales dérivées de bulbe olfactif de patients”, rajoutent ces deux chercheurs. Le 7 octobre 2011 à 16:29 • Maxime Lambert
A routine prostitution case in Clark County District Court raised questions Friday about the rules of engagement for Vancouver police officers conducting prostitution stings.A jury needed less than 20 minutes to convict 29-year-old Tierra Salmon of Portland of misdemeanor prostitution. The conviction resulted from an undercover sting operation instigated last April by a Vancouver police detective, who went undercover as a john and met Salmon at a local motel. It wasn’t the charge against Salmon that raised eyebrows.In the daylong trial in Judge Vernon Schreiber’s courtroom, Vancouver police Detective Jeremy Free admitted on the stand to exposing himself to the woman upon her request. She touched his genitals and he fondled her breast, he said.On cue from Free, officers in a separate motel room who were watching via a video camera came inside the room to detain and question the woman. Salmon was then cited on suspicion of prostitution.Free testified that during the April 23 incident, it was rare to go as far as he did, but he hinted that other undercover officers have engaged in physical contact with prostitutes. He also said it’s crucial in an investigation to play the part.
Back when Windows 8 was first revealed, the computing world gasped in horror — the Metro user interface was seen as something of an abomination. Granted, a fair bit of the outrage was directed at the complete redesign of the Windows everyone knew and loved, especially considering Windows 8 initially removed the Start Menu. Regardless, the overall Metro design took a lot of heat, and was partly responsible for Windows 8’s bad reputation.Bungie doesn’t work exclusively for Microsoft anymore. However, the team seems to have picked up a thing or two from its tenure there that allowed it to do something incredible with Destiny. The developer took the design philosophies behind the Metro UI and made it work. In fact, it’s gorgeous, and the best part about Destiny.Destiny’s true antagonist, The Cryptarch.The vendors, like the universally hated Cryptarch seen above, don’t follow the usual MMO style of a text list with little icons. Instead, the vendor screens are slick affairs, listing big, stylishly minimalistic gear icons below your different types of currency. The shops in Destiny are uncluttered and clean, as opposed to the usual condensed lists you find in most MMOs.Like the vendor screens, examining a piece of equipment presents you with the above. Most MMOs have a preview option where you can see what your character would look like with a new piece of gear, but it’s generally presented with your full character model standing around like a mannequin — and often in a small window. In Destiny, your character poses with non-weapon equipment in what is presented as an action shot, and the gear’s stats are cleanly displayed with stylish minimalism, rather than the giant wall of text present in most gear-focused games.As for the weapons — seen in the top image above — they’re displayed with a stylish zoom, their own stats overlapping the weapon models themselves, employing a blur effect to give the weapon depth.If you get into an MMO, one of the first things you do is download third-party add-ons that tune the interface to your liking. Usually, you’ll download an add-on that changes the look of your action bar, and one that revamps the look of your quest log. In Destiny, the quest log doesn’t sit on the right side of your screen, filled with so many tasks that the list has a scroll bar. Instead, you invoke your companion Ghost by pressing a button, and the minimalist mission text appears. It’s noticeable enough not to struggle reading it, but it’s not noticeable enough to disrupt the vibe of the game.The screenshot below shows what he HUD looks like — taken from the same location — when you aren’t invoking your Ghost and quest log. It’s barely in the way.Even the map in Destiny, seen below, is a minimalist, stylish affair. The information pop-ups are organized, sleek, and display everything you need to know without overloading the box with text.Even when you’re exploiting the game’s mechanics, the HUD looks great:The Treasure Cave, where the grind for gear becomes a little less of a nightmare.Regardless of how you feel about Destiny’s $49.99 at Dell narrative, grinding mechanics, or the lack of enthusiasm in Peter Dinklage’s voice-overs, one thing Bungie did extraordinarily well is designing the game’s user interface. It’s sleek, stylish, and clean while somehow still being able to present every last drop of info you’d want to know. Thanks to Bungie’s amazing UI design, even the Destiny companion app looks great.What’s most incredible, though, is not that Bungie created a gorgeous UI, but that the gorgeous UI is essentially an evolution of the long-beleaguered Metro. It turns out the folks at Microsoft were right about Metro — they just couldn’t pull it off.Now read: Weirdly enough, Destiny was supposed to be a Microsoft exclusive
Explore further Rapid7, a security company, said it was a zero-day exploit making Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 vulnerable on Windows XP, Vista and 7 systems. Computer users can experience attacks if they visit a malicious website, which hands over privileges to the attacker. The attacker can run code of his choice in the context of the user. The attacker can delete or add files or change registry values. Security experts, like Rapid7, are advising business and general consumer users to avoid Internet Explorer until Microsoft issues a patch. Rapid 7 offered advice for Internet users to switch to other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox while waiting for a security update. HD Moore, CSO of Rapid7, said, though, that avoiding the browser might not even be enough, as many applications rely on the IE engine to render HTML. The exploit had already been used by malicious attackers in the wild but Rapid7 on Monday released an exploit module for Metasploit to allow security teams to get closer to the situation. Security experts can use it to simulate attacks that exploit the security flaw in Internet Explorer. They can see if their own corporate networks are vulnerable. Metasploit is a collaboration between the open source community and Rapid7. “We have added the zero-day exploit module to Metasploit to give the security community a way to test if their systems are vulnerable and to develop counter-measures,” according to Rapid7.Security watchers believe that the attacks are being made by the same people who previously figured out how to exploit a vulnerability in Oracle’s Java framework. Security sleuths peg the IE exploits on the China-based group called Nitro, a group that first made news last year when Symantec said they had done their mischief at 48 businesses.Romang said the zero-day season is not over yet. Microsoft said it is investigating reports of the bug. In the near term, as an interim step, Microsoft is urging Windows users to install free software designed to protect the Internet Explorer browser. The tool is called Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, or EMET. Microsoft says it as designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system. “The toolkit includes several pseudo mitigation technologies aimed at disrupting current exploit techniques,” according to Microsoft. “These pseudo mitigations are not robust enough to stop future exploit techniques, but can help prevent users from being compromised by many of the exploits currently in use.” More information: www.rapid7.com/downloads/metasploit.jspwww.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo … etails.aspx?id=29851 Microsoft releases security patch for Web browser This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Internet Explorer users are warned against Poison Ivy (2012, September 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-internet-explorer-users-poison-ivy.html (Phys.org)—More than a few Internet Explorer users stand vulnerable to fresh attacks of Poison Ivy. In the latest headline in the “Internet Explorer has a flaw” saga, a security hole in Internet Explorer 7,8, and 9 is being exploited. Attackers can spring a back-door Trojan on an IE browser victim’s computer. The Trojan is known as Poison Ivy. Security researchers say the IE hole is new to them. They say the attacks have already taken place. Eric Romang, a security researcher, spotted the flaw a few days ago and blogged that a potential Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8 zero-day is actually exploited in the wild. © 2012 Phys.org
Shashi Tharoor’s latest offering- ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India’ provides valuable insight into the British Raj and the East India Company. Tharoor’s book was launched last week by the Vice President of India Hamid Ansari at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi. While most of the other books focus on just one or two aspects of this particular period: history, culture or what the society was like, An Era of Darkness provides a comprehensive account on the British era, covering all the aspects of that period- history, economics, politics, cricket, policies, literature, tea, English language, torture, extra-judicial killings and much more from an Indian point of view. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe book provides an alternative view to those by British writers who sought to portray the empire as a jolly good thing. At the launch, Tharoor said, “I was inspired to write this book after the overwhelming response to my speech at the Oxford Union Debate of 2015 about the British era. I realised that the speech went viral only because maybe it’s not being told the same way as before in our classrooms or simply because ours is a forgiving society and we have put behind the bad stuff quickly to move on to face our current realities and future prospects.Therefore what happened for 200 years till 1947 is no longer of much importance to today’s Indians.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNo sum of reparations by the British, who reduced India to one of the poorest countries in the world, can compensate for the “horrendous” crimes the Raj committed against the Indian people, Tharoor pointed out.Tharoor, who makes a strong case against the British Empire in his new book, said the European country became prosperous primarily by impoverishing India.“The rise of Britain for 200 years was financed by its depredations in India. And certainly, we were a principal cash cow for Britain throughout the nineteenth century. We paid for our own oppression,” Tharoor said. The book critically examines the 200-year long British legacy in India and provides damning evidence and incisive arguments against its supposed boons.
Andrew Luck will be good, not great, this seasonAndrew Luck is finally healthy for the first time in forever, but Colin doesn’t expect him to immediately dominate after missing an entire season.Colin noted that Michael Jordan struggled in his return to the Bulls after leaving to play baseball, and Tom Brady had an average return season after missing a year with a knee injury. He predicts Luck will have a solid year and be a borderline Pro Bowler in 2018, but it’s going to take a year to re-acclimate to playing QB in NFL. Bears picking Trubisky over Watson could end up an all-time draft missColin has repeatedly ripped the Browns for passing on the chance to take Carson Wentz in the 2016 Draft, but today he pointed out that the Bears may have made an equally horrible decision when they selected Mitchell Trubisky with DeShaun Watson still on the board in the 2017 Draft.Before the ’17 Draft, Colin repeatedly said Watson was the best QB on the board, and was never sold on Trubisky, who didn’t start at North Carolina until his senior year. If Watson picks up where he left off before injuring his knee during his rookie year, and plays at an MVP level, the Bears Trubisky pick could be on par with the Blazers taking Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Draft. Also:– Colin’s NFL Preseason Prediction AmendmentsGuests:Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL analyst and Super Bowl champ on starting rookie QB’s, and if the Jets should move Teddy Bridgewater.Kevin Clark – NFL Writer at The Ringer is in-studio discussing Andrew Luck expectations, if the Browns should, if Hue Jackson needs to start Tyrod Taylor to keep his job, and why he came away from his interview with Aaron Rodgers thinking he’s the smartest guy in sports.Jordan Palmer – Former NFL QB and current QB Guru is in-studio on working with Josh Allen, and how the Ravens should bring along Lamar Jackson.
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Pussy Riot activist sentenced to community works for protest MOSCOW – An activist from the punk collective Pussy Riot has been sentenced to 40 hours of community service for a protest outside the headquarters of Russia’s top KGB successor agency.A Moscow court ruled Thursday that Maria Alekhina violated the law with her unsanctioned picket, a verdict she said she would appeal.Alekhina was detained Wednesday after unfurling a banner that read “Happy Birthday, Hangmen!” outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, Russia’s main domestic security agency. Her action coincided with a day honouring the agency’s employees, which falls on the anniversary of the creation of the Bolshevik secret police, the Cheka.Alekhina and Pussy Riot bandmate Nadezhda Tolokonnikova spent nearly two years in prison for an anti-Putin protest inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012. by The Associated Press Posted Dec 21, 2017 7:56 am PDT Last Updated Dec 21, 2017 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Russian activist of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot Maria Alekhina listens in a court room in Moscow, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Alekhina, member of the punk band Pussy Riot, was detained on Wednesday for a protest outside the headquarters of Russia’s main security agency and was sentenced on Thursday to 40 hours of community work. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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