Pele in ‘no pain’ after health scare

first_imgBrazil Pele ‘fine’ and in ‘no pain’ after reported health concerns Tom Webber Last updated 1 year ago 00:17 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pele - cropped Getty Images Brazil World Cup Brazil v Switzerland The Brazilian football legend explained his withdrawal from a scheduled trip to the UK was down to an issue that arose from hip surgery. Brazil icon Pele says he is fine and in “no pain” following conflicting reports regarding his health.Pele pulled out of an appearance at an event scheduled for Sunday, hosted by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA), who, in a press release, stated he had “collapsed and was taken to hospital” due to severe exhaustion.Those claims were swiftly rebutted by one of the 77-year-old’s advisors. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Three-time World Cup winner Pele revealed he has been struggling with a hip issue which arose after his first operation on the joint.”Thanks to God, I’m fine now,” he said in an interview with TV Globo.”I have no pain. I am already starting to train. The operations I had on the ligaments, on the hip, and even on the back, were on the right side.”Because I put all the effort on the left side, I started to have problems with the ligament of my left leg.”Asked if he was going to be selected for Brazil duty, Pele jokingly responded: “I don’t know, now you are speaking more seriously.”I don’t know if Tite will select me. But I’ll be ready for the next World Cup, God willing.”last_img read more

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Hughes signs three-year Southampton deal

first_imgSouthampton Hughes signs three-year deal to remain Southampton manager Jamie Smith 05:55 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Mark Hughes Getty Images Southampton Premier League The former Manchester City boss will remain with the Saints having helped guide them to Premier League safety in 2017-18 Southampton have handed Mark Hughes a three-year contract after the Welshman secured their Premier League survival, the club have confirmed.Hughes was appointed in March as the replacement for Mauricio Pellegrino, with the Saints in danger of dropping to the Championship.Wins over Bournemouth and relegation rivals Swansea City either side of a draw with Everton proved enough to keep Southampton up despite a final-day defeat to Manchester City – Hughes’ side finishing in 17th, three points above the drop zone. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And Southampton announced on Friday that Hughes has penned a deal for the next three years, while assistant manager Mark Bowen and first-team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also agreed long-term contracts.”Mark, Eddie and I are thrilled to have signed long-term contracts with the club,” said Hughes. “It was the only option we considered, having spent the last eight weeks with the club.”Now it is vital that we take the unbelievable support we received from the fans during the last few games into next season. The staff and the players will work hard every day to deliver the success this club deserves, and with everyone pulling together we will achieve our goals.”Southampton’s survival was secured at the expense of Stoke City, who Hughes led from 2013 to January 2018.And the Saints said via a club statement that the 54-year-old deserves backing after ensuring Southampton stayed in the Premier League.”Mark and his team had a massive impact from the first day on the players, staff and fans alike, and was able to pull together everyone involved with the club to deliver the results needed,” Southampton said.”It is important now, under Mark’s leadership, for everyone to move into the new season with a renewed focus and energy alongside the continued and valuable support of our fans.”last_img read more

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Willems joins Newcastle on loan

first_imgNewcastle United have confirmed the arrival of Netherlands international Jetro Willems on loan from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.Willems has joined Newcastle on a season-long loan deal, with an option to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.The defender predominantly made his name at PSV and became the youngest player to appear in the European Championships at just 18 years and 71 days when he featured for the Netherlands at Euro 2012. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Frankfurt signed the left-back in 2017 and he was a regular in his first season at the club, but Willems managed just seven Bundesliga starts under Adi Hutter last term.Hello, @JetroWillems_15!The Netherlands international left-back has arrived on loan from @eintracht_eng. #HelloJetro pic.twitter.com/IG9IKZxEd1— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 2, 2019The 25-year-old has now become Newcastle’s second arrival of the close season, following on from the club-record signing of Joelinton from Hoffenheim.”Jetro brings a wealth of experience into the dressing room and I’m very pleased to have brought him here,” manager Steve Bruce told Newcastle’s official website.”He has played at the highest level and is naturally left-footed so he’ll give us another strong option on that side.”Willems’ arrival is set to be followed by that of Allan Saint-Maximin, with the Nice winger said to have undergone a medical on Friday ahead of a reported £16 million ($19m) deal.Frankfurt director Fredi Bobic explained that Willems had requested to leave the club, saying the was not happy being just a squad player with the 2018-19 Europa League semi-finalists.“Jetro was an important part of our squad for two years,” Bobic said. “But he was no longer satisfied with his playing role, so we agreed to his request to change.”last_img read more

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Canadian teacher returned after arrest in China

first_imgOTTAWA – Global Affairs Canada says Albertan Sarah McIver has been released from custody in China and returned to Canada.McIver had been detained over a work-permit issue related to her teaching job.RELATED: A timeline of the cases of Meng Wanzhou and the Canadians detained in ChinaHer arrest followed those of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadians living and working in China, on allegations they were harming China’s national security.China arrested Kovrig and Spavor separately after Canadian authorities detained a Chinese technology executive in Vancouver.RELATED: Chinese authorities say third Canadian detained over employment issuesMeng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of electronics giant Huawei Technologies, is wanted in the United States on allegations she lied to American banks as part of an effort to get around sanctions on Iran.Both China and Canada have insisted that McIver’s case is different from Kovrig’s and Spavor’s.last_img read more

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The XFiles creator defends shocking premiere twist

first_imgTHE X-FILES: The all-new 10-episode installment of THE X-FILES will once again be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny (L) and Gillian Anderson (R) returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Robert Falconer/FOX Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment *** SPOILER ALERT *** The X-Files just revealed the biggest and what’s likely the most controversial twist in the show’s 25-year history — and fans are already having very strong reactions online (read some of the tweets below).Wednesday night’s season 11 premiere (major spoilers ahead) explained that Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully’s (Gillian Anderson) absent teenage son is not the product of their on-again, off-again romance (as had been assumed by the characters and fans even though the show has always been vague about when the child was conceived). Instead, the evil Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) abducted Scully long ago and impregnated her with alien-assisted science.The move explains a cryptic and suggestive scene from 2000’s season 7 episode “En Ami” (French for “as a friend”). Scully took a road trip with CSM, who told her, “I confess I’ve always had a particular affection for you. I assure you my intentions are honorable … My affection for you is special…” After she falls asleep in the car, CSM is shown putting on black leather gloves. Later, Scully wakes up in a cabin in a silk gown. “You drugged me!” she accuses. “How the hell did I get out of my clothes and into bed? … I don’t know what you’re up to …” In the season 7 finale, Scully learns she’s pregnant. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong begins Sri Lanka visit

Lee is being accompanied by Mrs Lee, Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran and other Government officials. During the visit, Mr Lee will witness the signing of the Sri Lanka-Singapore free trade agreemen. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began an official visit to Sri Lanka today at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena.He will call on President Sirisena, who will also host an official lunch tomorrow. Lee will also meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and receive a courtesy call from the leader of the opposition, R Sampanthan. He will then visit New Delhi from Wednesday to Friday to attend the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. (Colombo Gazette)

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Record July edges up market forecast

July new car registrations climbed 0.6 per cent to a record 196,762 units 2003 forecast pushed up, market expected to break 2.5 million barrier Year-to-date market up on historic 2002 figures Commenting on the new car registrations data, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘July new car registrations have continued the rising trend with figures up on 2002’s ground-breaking results for the first time this year. The last two months have seen registrations climb, although the market is expected to ease towards the end of the year. We now expect the year to close just under 2002’s total, at 2.52 million units, making 2003 the second highest year on record.’ Notes to editors 1. New car registrations in the UK are now expected to reach 2.52 million units in 2003. This will make 2003 the second highest total on record. In 2002 registrations hit 2,563,631 units and 2,458,769 in 2001. 2. July new car registrations hit 196,762 units, up from 195,637 in 2002 and 173,038 in 2001.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State opens season with Sunday exhibition against Wooster

C.J. Jackson (3), Jae’Sean Tate (1) and Keita Bates-Diop (back) will be three players head coach Chris Holtmann will count on in the 2017-18 season. Credit: Mason Swires | Former Assistant Photo EditorFor the first time in nearly eight months, Ohio State’s men’s basketball team will take the court as the new-look Buckeyes will take on Wooster in an exhibition at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Schottenstein Center.Uncertainty surrounding the team derives from a myriad of new faces, from the coaching staff to the transfers to the freshmen. Although fans might not know what to expect from the Buckeyes talent-wise, senior forward Jae’Sean Tate said those in attendance will witness an energetic team. “I think you guys are gonna like what you see — just the energy, the excitement,” Tate said Friday. “You’re gonna see a lot of guys just having fun out there.”Ohio State finished the 2016-17 season with a 17-15 record, including a disappointing 7-11 record within the Big Ten and a first-round Big Ten tournament loss to Rutgers. The Scarlet and Gray return a few players from last season, including Tate, redshirt senior guard Kam Williams and junior point guard C.J. Jackson. The Buckeyes also welcome back redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop, whose season ended early due to surgery on his left shin. Tate described Bates-Diop as the best all-around player on the team and said the opportunity to play with him was one of the biggest reasons he initially came to Ohio State. Bates-Diop returned to the court in last week’s closed scrimmage against Xavier and said it felt amazing to finally compete against another team again. The soft-spoken forward compared the 2017-18 team to last season’s team by emphasizing the increase in intensity.“Just comparative maybe — if you look at last year’s team — the passion, the consistent effort is out there all the time,” Bates-Diop said. “I hope you’ll see us just giving it our all — there’s nothing held back just for 40 minutes.”With the exhibition against Wooster on the horizon, Holtmann emphasized the necessity to play as a team.“I just want to see us share the ball and move the ball offensively. We’ve been working on that,” Holtmann said. “I want us to continue to understand how we expect to play offensively.”Holtmann has continually reiterated the importance of defense during the offseason. Last Sunday’s closed-door scrimmage against Xavier opened his eyes to certain issues.“Defensively, I want to see how committed we are on that end and how connected we are on that end,” Holtmann said. “I think we were good at times, in terms of being connected and committed last week [against Xavier], but we didn’t always execute real well — we fouled too much.”Holtmann wants the team to be “connected,” but what does that actually mean?“I think when you see a connected team, you see guys giving appropriate help defensively,” Holtmann said. “You see guys having an awareness of both their man and the ball, and a willingness to respond appropriately defensively. You see guys picking up a teammate when he takes a charge.”Offensively, Bates-Diop said he primarily wants to see unselfishness from the Buckeyes.“Moving the ball around — good ball movement — just good offense in general,” Bates-Diop said. “We work on that a lot, so we’d like to see that come to fruition Sunday.”Holtmann said he’s treating the scrimmage as another practice, but Tate envisions the game as the first chance for the team to make an impression.“Just being able to play together,” Tate said. “It’s a scrimmage — but when you can be able to play in front of all the fans in the Schott — there’s just no feeling like it. And we haven’t had that in a while. We haven’t had it at all with all the faces we have.” read more

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Sgt Alexander Blackman cautiously optimistic he will be freed on Friday at

first_imgRoyal Marine Sgt Alexander Blackman could be freed this Friday when England’s most senior judge hears an application for him to be allowed bail while he awaits an appeal hearing against his murder conviction.The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, will preside over the bail application – an “unprecedented” decision that reflects the gravity of the case, according to Blackman’s barrister Jonathan Goldberg QC.Lord Thomas will be urged to free the 42-year-old on bail on account of his “great integrity” and several prominent figures offering to pay a surety totalling £200,000.Blackman, known as Marine A, is serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan captive, but an independent review concluded he faces the “real possibility” of having his conviction quashed following the presentation of new evidence. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Lord Thomas will also reportedly be told that the former director special forces, Maj Gen John Holmes, MP Richard Drax, author Frederick Forsyth and a former marine, John Davies, have each offered to pay identical £50,000 bail sureties.Maj Gen Holmes told the newspaper: “I have supported Sgt Blackman’s cause since the outset.”I am more than happy to help stand his bail so he can be reunited with his family.”On Tuesday the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) referred Blackman’s conviction to the Courts Martial Appeal Court.The marine was found guilty of murder at a court martial at the Military Court Centre in Bulford, Wiltshire, in 2013.But the presentation of new evidence relating to Blackman’s mental health at the time of the death in Helmand in 2011, and the fact that an alternative verdict of unlawful act manslaughter was not available during the trial, means the case will return to the court.Judges will then consider whether to quash his conviction, commute the sentence to manslaughter or order a retrial at a court marital.The appeal hearing could be heard in summer or autumn 2017. She said: “I think my husband is cautiously optimistic. Things are moving forward in a way that this time last year we couldn’t have even hoped for.”His legal team will explain that he will not flee the country as he feels a “duty and a debt of gratitude” to his legions of supporters, according to the Daily Mail.Jonathan Goldberg QC will tell the court: “Tens of thousands of ordinary people have contributed donations to the Justice for Sgt Blackman campaign organised by the Daily Mail, which has paid the legal fees to prepare this fresh appeal.”Thousands of former Royal Marines have peacefully held rallies and demonstrated in Parliament Square and Birmingham.”He is a man of great integrity who acutely feels a duty and a debt of gratitude to them. He will follow due process meticulously.”In a letter to be shown to the bail hearing, Lt Col Simon Chapman said: “Fundamentally he is not a bad man. In fact, in almost every respect he is a normal citizen tainted only by the impact of war.” Alexander Blackman wedding picturecenter_img Show more Sgt Alexander Blackman hopes to be home in time to celebrate the 7th anniversary of his wedding to Claire If he is freed it would mean the 42-year-old would be able to celebrate Christmas and his seventh wedding anniversary – which falls on Dec 19 – with his wife Claire.Mrs Blackman told The Telegraph: “We are delighted that the CCRC decision has been made and that the bail application is moving swiftly but we are mindful that these are first important steps in a long process.”It would be lovely to have him home in time for our wedding anniversary. We haven’t spent many anniversaries together – he has been in prison for just over three years – but we have had our hopes dashed before so we have got good at managing expectations.”Mrs Blackman currently sees her husband once a week for a two-hour visit at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire, a 90-minute drive from their home in Somerset. She is also able to speak to him on the phone each night.last_img read more

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MEPs shoot down leaders proposals for sevenyear EU budget

first_imgTHE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT has rejected the seven-year draft EU budget agreed by EU leaders last month – demanding greater consultation in how the European Union’s budget is spent.Members overwhelmingly backed a motion tabled by the five of the parliament’s six largest groups, which rejected the €960 billion budget “as it does not reflect the priorities and concerns expressed by Parliament”.MEPs said the draft deal – which was brokered in part by the Irish presidency of the EU – had disregarded the European Parliament’s role in coming up with a Budget and that the deal “cannot be accepted without the fulfilment of certain essential proposals.”The matter is now returned back to the European Council, consisting of the 27 heads of state and government, which meets in Brussels tomorrow and Friday.A revised budget is likely to be sent back to MEPs in June.European Parliament president Martin Schulz described the rejection of the budget – in the first time that MEPs have had a say on how money is spent – as “an important day and an important step for democracy”.“It is quite normal on a national frame that a government makes a proposal on a budget to the parliament, and the parliament makes a decision,” he said, adding that it was “often the case and normal that the parliament refuses the first proposal”.“Parliament wants to be taken seriously,” he added.There was now an opportunity for compromise, the German said, though warning of “hard and fast” negotiations between the likes of Britain and Germany.“We don’t want to see the EU going in the direction of a deficit union – we want to talk about more flexibility,” he said.Additional reporting by Gavan ReillyRead: European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11last_img read more

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iOS Devices Foursquare Google TV to be big malware targets in 2011

first_img2011 is set to be a dire year for security, if McAfee‘s most recent report is to be believed: the company’s security experts think that Apple‘s line-up of iOS devices alongside other mobile devices and geolocation services like Foursquare will be the big targets for 2011.“The popularity of iPads and iPhones in business environments,” McAfee suggests, “combined with the lack of user understanding of proper security for these devices, will increase the risk for data and identity exposure, and will make Apple botnets and Trojans a common occurrence.”AdChoices广告McAfee believes that iOS devices will no longer be ignored by creators of malware and viruses, thanks to the line’s popularity. They also think the AppleTV and other set-top boxes like Rokus and Google TV are vulnerable to being harnessed as botnet systems.As for Foursquare and similar services like Facebook Places, McAfee reckons they could be used to create targeted attacks. McAfee thinks state-funded attacks like those launched by the Chinese against Gmail will also be a common occurrence in 2011. Should be fun!Press ReleaseMcAfee Labs Predicts Geolocation, Mobile Devices and Apple Will Top the List of Targets for Emerging Threats in 2011McAfee Researchers Also Foresee Attackers Targeting Shortened URL Services and Internet TV Platforms; Increase in Politically Motivated HacktivisimSANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE) today unveiled its 2011 Threat Predictions report, outlining the top threats that researchers at McAfee Labs foresee for the coming year. The list comprises 2010′s most buzzed about platforms and services, including Google’s Android, Apple’s iPhone, foursquare, Google TV and the Mac OS X platform, which are all expected to become major targets for cybercriminals. McAfee Labs also predicts that politically motivated attacks will be on the rise, as more groups are expected to repeat the WikiLeaks paradigm.“We’ve seen significant advancements in device and social network adoption, placing a bulls-eye on the platforms and services users are embracing the most,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs. “These platforms and services have become very popular in a short amount of time, and we’re already seeing a significant increase in vulnerabilities, attacks and data loss.”McAfee Labs Threat Predictions for 2011:Exploiting Social Media: URL-shortening servicesSocial media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have created the movement toward an “instant” form of communication, a shift that will completely alter the threat landscape in 2011. Of the social media sites that will be most riddled with cybercriminal activity, McAfee Labs expects those with URL-shortening services will be at the forefront. The use of abbreviated URLs on sites like Twitter makes it easy for cybercriminals to mask and direct users to malicious websites. With more than 3,000 shortened URLs per minute being generated, McAfee Labs expects to see a growing number used for spam, scamming and other malicious purposes.Exploiting Social Media: Geolocation servicesLocative services such as foursquare, Gowalla and Facebook Places can easily search, track and plot the whereabouts of friends and strangers. In just a few clicks, cybercriminals can see in real time who is tweeting, where they are located, what they are saying, what their interests are, and what operating systems and applications they are using. This wealth of personal information on individuals enables cybercriminals to craft a targeted attack. McAfee Labs predicts that cybercriminals will increasingly use these tactics across the most popular social networking sites in 2011.Mobile: Usage is rising in the workplace, and so will attacksThreats on mobile devices have so far been few and far between, as “jailbreaking” on the iPhone and the arrival of Zeus were the primary mobile threats in 2010. With the widespread adoption of mobile devices in business environments, combined with historically fragile cellular infrastructure and slow strides toward encryption, McAfee Labs predicts that 2011 will bring a rapid escalation of attacks and threats to mobile devices, putting user and corporate data at very high risk.Apple: No longer flying under the radarHistorically, the Mac OS platform has remained relatively unscathed by malicious attackers, but McAfee Labs warns that Mac-targeted malware will continue to increase in sophistication in 2011. The popularity of iPads and iPhones in business environments, combined with the lack of user understanding of proper security for these devices, will increase the risk for data and identity exposure, and will make Apple botnets and Trojans a common occurrence.Applications: Privacy leaks—from your TVNew Internet TV platforms were some of the most highly-anticipated devices in 2010. Due to the growing popularity among users and “rush to market” thinking by developers, McAfee Labs expects an increasing number of suspicious and malicious apps for the most widely deployed media platforms, such as Google TV. These apps will target or expose privacy and identity data, and will allow cybercriminals to manipulate a variety of physical devices through compromised or controlled apps, eventually raising the effectiveness of botnets.Sophistication Mimics Legitimacy: Your next computer virus could be from a friendMalicious content disguised as personal or legitimate emails and files to trick unsuspecting victims will increase in sophistication in 2011. “Signed” malware that imitates legitimate files will become more prevalent, and “friendly fire,” in which threats appear to come from your friends but in fact are viruses such as Koobface or VBMania, will continue to grow as an attack of choice by cybercriminals. McAfee Labs expects these attacks will go hand in hand with the increased abuse of social networks, which will eventually overtake email as a leading attack vector.Botnets: The new face of Mergers & AcquisitionsBotnets continue to use a seemingly infinite supply of stolen computing power and bandwidth around the globe. Following a number of successful botnet takedowns, including Mariposa, Bredolab and specific Zeus botnets, botnet controllers must adjust to the increasing pressure cybersecurity professionals are placing on them. McAfee Labs predicts that the recent merger of Zeus with SpyEye will produce more sophisticated bots due to improvements in bypassing security mechanisms and law enforcement monitoring. Additionally, McAfee Labs expects to see a significant botnet activity in the adoption of data-gathering and data-removal functionality, rather than the common use of sending spam.Hacktivism: Following the WikiLeaks pathNext year marks a time in which politically motivated attacks will proliferate and new sophisticated attacks will appear. More groups will repeat the WikiLeaks example, as hacktivism is conducted by people claiming to be independent of any particular government or movement, and will become more organized and strategic by incorporating social networks in the process. McAfee Labs believes hacktivism will become the new way to demonstrate political positions in 2011 and beyond.Advanced Persistent Threats: A whole new categoryOperation Aurora gave birth to the new category of advanced persistent threat (APT)— a targeted cyberespionage or cybersabotage attack that is carried out under the sponsorship or direction of a nation-state for something other than pure financial/criminal gain or political protest. McAfee Labs warns that companies of all sizes that have any involvement in national security or major global economic activities should expect to come under pervasive and continuous APT attacks that go after email archives, document stores, intellectual property repositories and other databases.For a full copy of the 2011 Threat Predictions report from McAfee Labs, please visit: http://www.mcafee.comlast_img read more

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UCSD astrophysicist discusses first picture of a black hole

first_img April 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 10, 2019 UCSD astrophysicist discusses first picture of a black hole 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsWASHINGTON (KUSI) – Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting its hot, shadowy edges where light bends around itself in a cosmic funhouse effect.UCSD astrophysicist Alison Coil talked to KUSI about this first image of a black hole.Related Story:Scientists reveal first image ever made of a black hole Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Fourfifths rely on alternative finance options to source money between paydays

first_imgAlmost four-fifths (78%) of UK employees rely on finance options such as credit cards in order to source money quickly between paydays, according to research by on-demand pay provider Hastee Pay.The study, which surveyed 1,000 working individuals in the UK, also found that among London-based employees, the proportion relying on credit cards to source personal finance rises to 91%. This issue is not limited to those in lower paid positions, as across the UK 75% of high earners rely on credit cards, with 51% using them to source funds on a monthly basis.Employees struggle, in particular, with the cost of commuting, as 32% of those polled report having found themselves unable to make it into work due to unexpected costs causing them to have insufficient funds for their journey. Four-fifths (81%) stated that they would turn down a job on the basis of travel costs.Financial stress was reported to have impacted respondents’ sleep (38%), social life (29%), relationships (29%) and health (23%). A quarter (25%) of employees stated that they have suffered from a lack of concentration at work due to concerns regarding their finances.Financial worries have impacted 21% of the workforce, a proportion which rises to 30% among those in higher level roles. However, 43% of the working population reported that they would feel uncomfortable asking an employer for a pay advance.Almost half (45%) of those surveyed said they would be more likely to stay with an organisation that offered flexible payment options, and 44% stated that having total control over their earned pay was an appealing prospect. The majority (88%) stated that they would take pay frequency into consideration when searching for a new job.James Herbert (pictured), chief executive officer at Hastee Pay, said: “It’s clear that traditional pay cycles don’t fit with modern financial demands; flexible payment is the key to motivating and retaining a happy, productive and engaged workforce.”More than half (54%) stated that frequency of pay has an impact on their lifestyle choices, and 21% admitted that they have taken time to manage their finances during working hours.Despite the apparent demand for aid, only 12% of employers offer face-to-face financial advice, and only 16% provide financial wellbeing programmes. Employees, meanwhile, feel that their organisation should provide more frequent payment options (23%), flexible payment options (35%) and impartial advice on how to manage finances (19%).Herbert concluded: “Employers must begin to acknowledge and understand the silent strain that financial stress is having on their workforce. As part of the growing trend of businesses demonstrating corporate social responsibility, employers should consider a financial wellbeing strategy that offers guidance and which also empowers workers to reach out and ask for help, both confidently and discreetly.”last_img read more

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Experience Life Names New EditorInChief People on the Move – 62216

first_img Arthur Zaczkiewicz has been appointed to the newly created role of executive editor of strategic content development at WWD. Previously, Zaczkiewicz served as WWD’s deputy editor of data and analysis. Town & Country has named Norman Vanamee articles editor, Adam Rathe as senior editor, and promoted Whitney Robinson from contributing editor to the magazine’s style director. Most recently, Vanamee served as online features editor at Archtectural Digest and Rathe was a features editor at DuJour. Martin was instrumental in the digital evolution of Experience Life and was responsible for the launch of ExperienceLife.com as a standalone magazine website in 2008, leading digital strategy, site redesigns, online education, and app development since then. Additionally, ViceNews.com has made some new hires. Simone Landen and Lauren Prince will serve as producers, Elspeth Reeve will serve as a reporter focusing on Internet behavior, Karen Ye and Angad Singh will be production assistants, and Bijan Stephen will act as Vice’s culture reporter. The company has also hired Austin Walker, previously news editor at CBS Interactive’s Giant Bomb, to lead a new site dedicated to video-game news and culture, effective July 5. Reason has promoted Katherine Mangu-Ward from managing editor to to editor-in-chief, succeeding Matt Welch, who will serve as editor at large. Karla Martinez has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Vogue Mexico and Latin America, succeeding Kelly Talamas, who will serve as creative director in Colombia. Martinez joined the brand only a month ago as associate editor. Previously, she held fashion editor and director posts at Vogue U.S., The New York Times’ T Magazine, Interview, and W Magazine. Vice Media has made several changes to its staff lineup: Fatima Bhojani joins the company as associate producer, Tyler Borchers joins as director of audience development, Arielle Duhaime-Ross joins as climate and environment correspondent, Axel Gerdau joins as a producer, Kaz Ishii joins as motion graphics art director, and Jay Caspian Kang joins as civil-rights correspondent. Martin began at the company as an editorial intern in 2005 after graduating from the University of Minnesota and has held a number of roles at Experience Life in the years since, including digital director and executive editor. President of the nonprofit Editorial Projects in Education and editor-in-chief of Education Week and edweek.org Virginia Edwards will step own on July 31, to be succeeded by Michele Givens. Givens currently serves as publisher and general manager. Prior to joining the company, Edwards worked for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and was an editor and report at The Courier-Journal. Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman will take over Politico’s Playbook newsletter from Mike Allen, effective July 11. “The media landscape has evolved significantly over the past decade, but what has never wavered is Experience Life’s commitment to providing engaging, user-friendly, no-gimmicks, no-hype information that inspires people to live a healthy way of life. I look forward to experimenting with new and innovative ways of bringing the most in-depth, forward-thinking coverage of health and wellness topics to our audience across a variety of platforms,” Martin said in a press release.center_img Regina Dellea and Brian Anthony Hernandez have joined Genius as a supervising producer of video and artists relations specialist, respectively. Dellea joins from Mic, where she served as managing producer, and Hernandez most recently served as a senior music reporter at Mashable. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Charles C. W. Cooke has been promoted from writer for National Review to editor of National Review Online. Cooke joined the brand as an intern five years ago and takes over the position from editor Rich Lowry. Jia Tolentino has joined NewYorker.com as a staff writer. Most recently, she served as a deputy editor for Jezebel. Experience Life has announced that Jamie Martin will succeed founding editor Pilar Gerasimo, who co-founded the brand with Bahram Akradi in 2001. Finally, Vice has also moved Isabel Castro from HBO Weekly to Nightly as associate producer, editor, and producer, while Seth Dalton joins the U.S. team as producer focused on policy. Meanwhile, Isabel Evans, will move from the public relations team to the news team as a talent/production assistant, and Michael Moynihan, a former Vice managing editor, will serve as full-time national correspondent. Simon Ostrovsky will move from Vice News to the company’s London office to broaden his coverage to Western Europe. In addition, Town & Country has promoted senior market and accessories editor William Kahn to fashion market and accessories director and features director Danielle Stein to deputy editor. Stein succeeds Mary Kaye Schilling, who now serves as contributing editor. Bloomberg has promoted Elizabeth Campbell from reporter to Chicago bureau chief, Jonathan Levin from reporter to Miami bureau chief, and Kara Wetzel from real estate reporter to San Francisco bureau chief. Sports Illustrated has named Josh Oshinsky supervising producer for SI Video and promoted Lei Feiner and Nolan Thomas to producers for SI Video.last_img read more

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Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission Launches Scholarship Program for Future Engineers

first_imgThe Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission is asking the region’s future engineers for innovative ways to protect the area’s source water. The authors of the top two solutions will earn the annual Counihan/Starks Engineering Scholarships and priority consideration in WSSC’s paid summer internship program. Utilities, environmental groups and government agencies alike agree that protecting source water and maintaining superior water quality is a shared responsibility of critical importance. Students are asked to identify the biggest threat to our water and provide perspectives on how best to resolve that threat. Named in honor of current Commissioner Gene W. Counihan and former Commissioner Joyce Starks, the scholarships are awarded annually to college students who reside in WSSC’s service district and are enrolled in an accredited program at a college or university that leads to an engineering degree. Students can be enrolled in a school outside of the sanitary district, but must permanently reside in either Prince George’s or Montgomery County, Maryland. Up to two new scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each may be awarded and winners are eligible for additional awards of $1,000 each year for up to four consecutive years. “The Counihan/Starks Engineering Scholarship Program seeks to support area students’ academic endeavors in the field of engineering and at the same time allows WSSC to build a pipeline of talent,” Counihan said in a statement. “This is an opportunity to encourage [our] future engineers to consider the water and sewer industry and to remind everyone that WSSC employs a range of attractive positions from civil and structural engineers to inspectors… We hope these students will want to come back and make their careers at WSSC. ” For more information, visit: www.wsscwater.com.last_img read more

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Reconsider Budapest for its castles markets and cuisine

first_imgThese Arabic-speaking LGBT people have risked all to tell their story12 romantic spots in Germany to celebrate same-sex marriage equalityGay Bermuda tourism CEO: LGBTI boycott ‘counter-intuitive’ after marriage equality reversalRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/culture-cuisine-and-history-budapest/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- If you plan your holidays based purely on whether or not your chosen destination has a good gay scene, you might be inclined to give the capital of Hungary a miss.However, if you love beautiful architecture, history, culture and are a glutton for good food then Budapest should be on your wish-list.center_img Budapest is not a shopping destination by any means, but if you’re looking for something quirky to bring home – and can handle a bit of bargaining – make sure to pay a visit to the Ecseri flea market for Soviet relics, World War Two artefacts and random bits and bobs.For an authentic taste of Hungary, head to one of the many no frills canteens across the city that serve local staples such as goulash for a meager price. The local markets such as the one held in The Great Market Hall also offer up some tasty treats including Mangalica – a special breed of Hungarian pig.On a night out, the first thing you should do to initiate yourself into Hungarian culture is have a shot of Pálinka. There is no better place to try it than at the Rézangyal Bistro. Order the mézes barack (honey and apricot) flavour to start before moving on to something a little stronger.Budapest doesn’t have a very active gay scene. However, the low-key gay friendly Café Eklektika is a great little place to spend the evening as is the lively Alterego. I recommend you befriend a local through a social networking site, this way you’ll be invited to one of the regular villa parties.And if you’ve indulged in a few too many shots, you can detoxify in one of Budapest’s legendary thermal baths such as the Király Baths.There’s a lot to discover in Budapest.Read more from Gareth Johnsonsponsored postShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… On a clear day take the Funicular to Buda Castle and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Danube and the Pest side of the city from the grand terrace. From there, wander through the Castle district to Fishermans Bastion and the awe inspiring Matthias Church. A stone’s throw away you’ll find a street full of small privately owned galleries showcasing local art and design talents.If your feet are up for it then take a stroll along the beautiful, tree-lined boulevard towards the imposing monuments at Heroes’ Square. Make sure to pop into Sugar! en-route to indulge in some weird and wonderful cakes followed up by a coffee in the decadent Alexandra book shop café.This is also home to The House of Terror. The building, which was the main city’s headquarters for both the Nazi and Communist parties, gives a chilling (although a little biased) insight into Budapest’s tortured past.last_img read more

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The Ladysmith Gazette newspaper is out so get your copy NOWThe Ladysmith

first_imgSo what are you waiting for? Go and grab your copy NOW!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Ladysmith Gazette newspaper is out today, so you’d be wise to get your copy as soon as possible.Read our front-page story about how a young woman landed up in ICU after being targeted by card cloners while she was using an ATM at a shopping centre.We have plenty of hard news stories on page 2 and 3, including one about a whopping 22kg African Rock Python that was found just outside Ladysmith.We also have a feature on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who sadly passed away on Monday.If you are looking for a job or want to buy / sell items, then check out the vacancies and classifieds pages!Many of our stories are “PRINT ONLY”, so you have to purchase a copy of the Ladysmith Gazette to read these stories, as they will not appear online.Not forgetting our community articles, school news and sport.You can purchase your copy on the streets and at various shops around town; the newspaper is not hard to find!The cost of the Ladysmith Gazette is ONLY R5.30.last_img read more

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Going to the Brazil World Cup Get your vaccines first

first_imgRelated posts:Let’s stop measles from crashing the World Cup in Brazil All 32 World Cup national slogans, graded and (in some cases) improved Joel Campbell and the Ticos against the world: Dates and local times for every group stage match World Cup fever is not a disease, says Costa Rica’s Social Security System Local fans planning to support Costa Rica’s National Football Team, known as “La Sele,” next month in Brazil must comply with a health requirement for vaccines against yellow fever and measles.The Amazon region is at risk for the spread of yellow fever, a disease eradicated in Costa Rica more than 80 years ago. According to international health regulations, yellow fever vaccinations are required for all travelers at least two weeks before their departure from Costa Rica.The vaccine is not required to enter Brazil, but it is mandatory for all travelers arriving in Costa Rica from that country. Most airlines and travel agencies already are asking for vaccine certification before selling air tickets to the South American country.FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 will be held in 12 Brazilian cities from June 12-July 13, meaning that all those traveling from Costa Rica should obtain vaccination certificates by May 30.Vaccines can be purchased at any drugstore, but the vaccination certificate only can be obtained at the Health Ministry. National Director of Immunizations Roberto Arroba explained that certificates can be issued at any Health Ministry office across the country by presenting the vaccination receipt from the drugstore.Yellow fever is a disease that affects multiple body systems and is potentially lethal. It is caused by a hemorrhagic virus transmitted through mosquito bites, similar to dengue, explained Gustavo Lazo, a physician with the pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur, which distributes the vaccine in the country.“Yellow fever diagnosis is difficult, especially in its early stages. Symptoms are very similar to influenza: yellow skin or eyes, bleeding in various parts of the body, failures of liver, kidney, respiratory systems and other organs,” Lazo added.Recommended: Let’s stop measles from crashing the World Cup in BrazilVaccination against yellow fever cannot be applied during pregnancy and lactation, nor to people with fever, allergies to any component of the vaccine or to patients with malfunctioning immune systems.The Social Security System, or Caja, also warned World Cup travelers to get vaccinated against measles after a recent outbreak caused more than 100 cases in Brazil, according to the Pan-American Health Organization.Measles is a highly contagious disease with symptoms that include fever, conjunctivitis, cough, and spots inside the mouth, among others.The last four cases of measles in Costa Rica were recorded in 1999: The first two patients were infected abroad and the others were related to the first two.The Caja applies the measles vaccine to all elementary schoolchildren.The Health Ministry’s phone number is +(506) 2223-0333 and its website is here. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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US Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.Five months after Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced their intention to improve ties, the former foes on Friday completed a fourth round of negotiations without ironing out enough of the differences that have accumulated over a half-century of estrangement to restore diplomatic relations.However, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, insisted the two sides were “much closer” to that goal after a “highly productive” session. U.S. gains have been less apparent.Both the U.S. and Cuba say the embassies are a first step in a larger process of “normalizing” relations. That effort would still have to tackle bigger questions such as the embargo, which only Congress can fully revoke, as well as the future of Guantanamo Bay and Cuba’s democracy record.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top holiday drink recipes Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Cuba said the talks would continue, but gave no date for a future next round. Jacobson said another high-profile gathering might not be necessary.Appearing first in back-to-back news conferences, the communist government’s top diplomat for the United States, Josefina Vidal, was circumspect. She avoided any description of the remaining obstacles to restoring diplomatic relations and offered no criticism of the United States, but said two days of discussions in Washington focused on “every aspect of the functioning of embassies and the behavior of diplomats.”Even as many of the biggest hurdles have been cleared, Washington and Havana are still wrangling over American demands that its diplomats be able to travel throughout Cuba and meet dissidents without restrictions. The Cubans are wary of activity they see as destabilizing to their government.“We are confident that when we get to an agreement, our embassy will be able to function so that our officers can do their job as they do worldwide,” a similarly careful Jacobson responded when asked about the matter.Cuba comes off the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list on May 29, removing a designation that carries financial repercussions. And its Interests Section in Washington now has a U.S.-based bank account, meaning it doesn’t have to operate on cash anymore. Obama also has moved to significantly loosen the American trade embargo on the island. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Sponsored Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Top Stories last_img read more

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