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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition shows up on TENAA with 4GB and 6GB RAM option

first_imgXiaomi on its 8th anniversary took the wraps off the Mi 8, Mi 8SE and the Mi 8 Explorer edition. Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition which was launched with a translucent back and in just one variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage now has shown up on the Chinese certification site TENAA revealing two more storage models of the phone. The listing shows a 4GB and 6GB RAM models of the phone with 64GB and 256GB internal storage options.Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is going to be one different phone, at least that’s what it looks from the outside. The phone has a translucent rear that gives us a peek into the innards of the phone. While it is still unclear how much of the internals of the phone can be seen through its semi-transparent back but it certainly makes the phone unique.Futhermore, the phone has appeared with the model number M1807E8S on TENAA. The 8GB RAM 128GB storage variant is expected to be priced at CNY 3799 which is roughly Rs 38,947.09. The specifications of the phone is more or less same as the Mi 8.The phone will sport a 6.12-inches AMOLED display with nearly 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor and a iPhone X-like 3D facial scanner. It is the first Android phone to come with a 3D facial scanner. Apart from this, the other iPhone X-like feature that you get with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is its own version of Animated emojis.The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at the speed of 2.8 GHz and is backed by a 2900mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0. The device fits in a pair of 12MP sensors on the back and a 20MP sensor on the front. It comes with a USB Type-C port and there is no 3.5mm audio jack in the phone.advertisementlast_img read more

New UNICEF report shows progress and setbacks in fight for childrens rights

We the Children, an end-of-decade review of the achievements made since the 1990 World Summit for Children, paints a mixed picture but emphasizes that overall, “a good foundation has been laid” to reach the Summit’s objectives and to tackle emerging concerns.Introducing the report at a press conference in New York, UNICEF chief Carol Bellamy called it “without a doubt, the most comprehensive study of what is happening to the world’s children today.” She called attention to the progress made over the past decade, noting that some 63 countries had achieved the Summit goal of one third reduction in mortality among children under the age of five, and that in over 100 countries, under-five deaths were cut by one fifth. In terms of education, there were more children in school than ever before, she said. But the report also warns that “for all the millions of young lives that have been saved, and for all the futures that have been enhanced,” many of the Summit’s goals remain unfulfilled. Over 10 million children still die each year from “readily preventable causes,” while some 150 million children are malnourished. Over 100 million are still out of school. The report blames these problems on a lack of adequate funding. “The world has fallen short of achieving most of the goals of the World Summit for Children not because they were too ambitious or were technically beyond reach. It has fallen short largely because of insufficient investment.” UNICEF looks to the General Assembly’s upcoming special session on children to reverse this trend, stressing that the event ” must inspire the vision, commitment and leadership that is needed to fulfil the promise of a better future for every child.” read more

China UN agency voices concern about reports of missing AIDS activist

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today said it was “deeply concerned” by media reports about a missing AIDS activist in China. In a statement released in Geneva, UNAIDS said it has conveyed the agency’s concern about Wan Yanhai to the Chinese authorities and has written to Premier Zhu Rongji about the issue. According to media accounts, Mr. Wan, China’s most prominent AIDS campaigner, has been missing since 24 August.

Peace in southern Sudan critical to resolving Darfur conflict Annan says

Making good on his promise to travel to southern Sudan when there is peace, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today held talks in Rumbek with John Garang, the Chairman of the Sudan Liberation People’s Movement (SPLM), and emphasized that a political settlement of that area’s long-running conflict would contribute to a resolution in strife-torn Darfur, where he met with refugees and local leaders on Saturday.In Rumbek, Mr. Annan and Dr. Garang discussed the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended years of war between north and south, according to a UN spokeswoman travelling with the delegation. The Secretary-General heard about the acute humanitarian needs in southern Sudan, which is experiencing a surge in unplanned voluntary return of refugees from abroad.A sandstorm in Khartoum late in the day Sunday forced the Secretary-General to cancel his scheduled return to the Sudanese capital for a meeting with the country’s President. Also while in Rumbek, the Secretary-General addressed the National Constitutional Review Commission, saying that a political settlement in southern Sudan would help achieve a resolution to the Darfur conflict. “Your work is proving that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement is a roadmap to sustainable peace,” he said. “This will give hope to the people of Darfur.”Mr. Annan acknowledged the central role of the Sudanese in implementing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement but added that the international community must also deliver on promised support. “I have appealed to them to do so and will continue to press for full and complete funding of humanitarian, recovery and development activities in Southern Sudan,” he pledged.He pledged to redouble his efforts to press the international community to make good on their pledges of humanitarian assistance. “Cash today is better than cash tomorrow,” he said, adding “and it can save lots of lives.”Delegates to the Commission will debate and review the draft Interim National Constitution, an effort considered essential to establishing the basis for the Government of National Unity and for the other institutions critical to the interim period. Mr. Annan urged those present to complete their work in a timely manner. “The momentum of the peace process depends on it,” he said.The Secretary-General also said those responsible for work on the constitution should strive to include a broad base of participants. “Civil society organizations, political parties, and the ordinary people of Sudan must feel part of what you are doing.”He also appealed for maintaining the “impressive array of human rights provisions” in the draft constitution. On the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), which was created in response to the peace agreement, Mr. Annan said the first troops have been deployed to Kassala and more would soon follow in other areas.“The United Nations will work with you until this peace has firmly taken root,” he told those present, urging them to join forces to “build a new Sudan, free of conflict and fear and full of hope and prosperity.”Speaking to reporters at Juba airport earlier in the day, Mr. Annan noted that the UN has been engaged in south Sudan for over 21 years. “We have always been conscious of the needs of the people of the south,” he said. “And even as we speak, we’ve been pressing to get additional resources, not only to help the humanitarian front but also to help to implement the peace agreement and eventually for recover and reconstruction.”At a welcoming ceremony in Rumbek, he said he had come because of “the promise of peace.” He added that Dr. Garang and all the Sudanese “have to keep their part of the bargain by making the peace agreement hold and stabilizing it.” read more

No 4 Baylor women beat No 18 South Carolina 9469

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kalani Brown had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 4 Baylor to a 94-69 win over No. 18 South Carolina on Sunday night.The Gamecocks (4-4) couldn’t account for the size of the Lady Bears (7-0) and it quickly became a mismatch.Baylor made seven of its first 10 shots to jump out to a 16-3 lead. The Lady Bears scored 32 points in the first quarter — tied for the most ever against the Gamecocks. They went inside and outside. Seven of their 10 two-point field goals were inside the paint and they were 3 of 4 on 3-pointers.Baylor ended the first half leading 57-35, scoring the most points South Carolina has ever given up in a first half.Chloe Jackson had 19 points and seven assists and Juicy Landrum was 3 for 4 on 3s to finish with 15 points for the Lady Bears.Te’a Cooper led South Carolina with 16 points. Sophomore LeLe Grissett scored 11 and had 10 rebounds for her first career double-double.This was the first meeting between Baylor and South Carolina and their coaches. Kim Mulkey of the Lady Bears and Dawn Staley of the Gamecocks are the only women to play and coach in the NCAA Women’s Final Four.BIG PICTUREBaylor: Could this be the year the Lady Bears finally make it back to the Final Four for the first time since winning the national championship in 2012 in Brittney Griner’s junior year? Baylor’s size and hot shooting will make them hard to stop. The Lady Bears made 5 of 8 3-pointers and outscored South Carolina 52-28 in the paint. They shot 54.9 per cent (39 of 71), just under their nation-leading percentage.South Carolina: Each game makes it a little more painfully obvious that the Gamecocks are rebuilding after losing top WNBA draft pick A’ja Wilson. Baylor’s inside presence dominated South Carolina in a way rarely seen since Dawn Staley came to town 10 years ago. The Gamecocks haven’t been .500 after eight games since 2010 — Staley’s third season and the last time they missed the NCAAs.POLL IMPLICATIONSSouth Carolina’s streak of 119 weeks in the AP Top 25 shouldn’t end. The Gamecocks beat Dayton earlier in the week, and voters likely won’t punish them for a blowout against the No. 4 team. Baylor seems locked in the fourth spot even with No. 1 Notre Dame’s loss to No. 2 Connecticut. Baylor has been ranked 295 weeks.UP NEXTBaylor: The Lady Bears host Morehead State on Dec. 12.South Carolina: The Gamecocks host Appalachian State on Wednesday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Jeffrey Collins, The Associated Press read more

Distressed Davina McCall dragged out of water after freezing Sport Relief swim

first_imgDAVINA MCCALL has assured well wishers that she’s “ok” after footage emerged of her being carried out of Lake Windermere this morning.McCall is taking part in a seven day 500 mile triathalon challenge to raise money for Sport Relief. She’s planning to travel from Edinburgh to London by Friday; running, swimming and cycling.Earlier today they Sport Relief Twitter account posted this message:McCall herself had also tweeted that today’s swim would be her “nemesis” and she was pictured in tears before setting off earlier this morning: Source: @BT_UKThe swim was livetweeted from the Sport Relief account, before this video was posted which shows crew members helping McCall out of the water and carrying her to a nearby hotel: Source: Comic ReliefSoon after she completed the swim Sport Relief provided an update on MCall’s status, following fears that she was suffering from hypothermia.She has since tweeted: I’m ok. That was hairy. Thank you all for your support. I’m about to get on a bike.Celebrities like John Bishop and David Walliams have raised millions for Sport Relief in the past by taking on similar gruelling challenges.Designer apologises after promoting bag spotted at Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral> There’s a whopper new Game of Thrones preview>last_img read more

Latest Southern California quake causes damage injuries

first_imgLOS ANGELES — A quake with a magnitude as large as 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries, authorities and residents said.The quake — preceded by Thursday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor in the Mojave Desert — was the largest Southern California temblor in at least 20 years and was followed by a series of large and small aftershocks.It hit at 8:19 p.m. and was centered 11 miles from Ridgecrest in the same areas where the previous quake hit. But it was felt as far north as Sacramento, as far east as Las Vegas and as far south as Mexico.Early magnitude estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey wavered between 6.9 and 7.1.The area in and around Ridgecrest, already trying to recover from the previous temblor, took the brunt of damage.Megan Person, director of communications for the Kern County Fire Department, said there were reports of multiple injuries and multiple fires, but she didn’t have details.The county opened an emergency shelter. Meanwhile, a rockslide closed State Route 178 in Kern River Canyon, where photos from witnesses also showed that a stretch of roadway had sunk.last_img read more

Deschamps has prepared France for Cavani

first_imgFrance boss Didier Deschamps insists that he has prepared his side for facing Edinson Cavani ahead of their quarter-final clash with Uruguay, regardless of whether he plays or notThe Paris Saint-Germain forward was the hero for Uruguay in their previous knockout round against Portugal, where his stunning goals proved to be the difference in the 2-1 win over the European champions.However, Cavani’s heroics came at a price and he was seen limping off the pitch towards the end of the game with a calf injury with some assistance from Cristiano Ronaldo.Since then, Cavani had missed three consecutive training sessions with the Uruguay squad as of Wednesday and did some minor work on Thursday.Although he still appears to be a likely doubt for their last-eight match against France.But Deschamps is not taking that for granted.Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-GermainKylian Mbappe could return to PSG training next week Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that Kylian Mbappe could make a return to training to next week as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.“I am preparing my team for Cavani. Whether he plays or not, we will know tomorrow. If he doesn’t play, (Oscar) Tabarez has other options. I have prepared my team keeping different options in mind,” said the French coach, according to Hindustan Times.The 49-year-old feels that France must put their thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina behind with Uruguay set to be an entirely different challenge altogether.“This Uruguayan side has a different profile from Argentina. We have to be very patient. They are extremely well organised in defence,” he said.“If they need 10 players to defend, they will do that. When they don’t have ball possession, they know what to do; everybody defends, even the striker defends.”But Deschamps knows there is more to Uruguay than their defence, he added: “They can counter-attack very quickly. We must also bear in mind that this is a team that knows how to take advantages of set-pieces.”Uruguay and France will face off at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium today at 16:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Washingtons minimum wage jumps to 904 next year

first_imgStarting Jan. 1, the state’s lowest-paid workers will get a 37-cent raise, an annual increase mandated by a 1998 voter initiative that requires the yearly adjustment.Washington’s minimum wage – already the nation’s highest – will increase from $8.67 per hour to $9.04 per hour, the state’s Department of Labor & Industries announced today. The minimum is adjusted each year according to the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers. L&I said the index increased 4.258 percent during the 12-month period ending in August.Washington is one of 10 states that adjusts its minimum wage based on inflation and the Consumer Price Index, L&I said. The others are: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont. Oregon announced earlier this month that its minimum-wage workers will get an extra 30 cents an hour next year. That state’s minimum wage is set to rise to $8.80 per hour on Jan. 1.last_img read more

Scientists think Mars lake may be created by recent volcanic activity

first_img Post a comment Tags Mars shows off its south pole. ESA The Red Planet is sometimes considered a dead planet, but new research suggests that it may hide a roiling, volcanic beat within its crust.In July 2018, an international team of scientists discovered that Mars was likely harboring liquid water underneath its southern ice cap. Using data obtained by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter, they suggested there was a salt water lake lurking below the cap, about 12.5 miles (around 20 kilometres wide). Because of similar phenomena seen under the Earth’s ice caps, lead researcher Roberto Orosei said at the time “we had to conclude that there is water on Mars today.” Orosei’s team suggested that salts, which lower the melting point of ice, may be present at such a concentration that they enabled the lake to form.This new study builds on that research but posits the liquid water underneath the ice cap hasn’t completely frozen over not because of salts, but because of volcanic activity in Mars’ subsurface.Using a number of physical models, the team tried to understand the level of heat that would need to be generated in order to form the proposed underground lake. Their paper, published in Geophysical Research Letters on Tuesday, showed that one plausible solution would be if a magma chamber was present at a depth of no greater than 10 kilometres below.Their model rules out that salt, alone, could sufficiently produce the conditions needed for liquid water to form. Thus, the paper concludes that “recent magmatism may offer a plausible explanation” but without such activity, suggest that there may be no liquid water at the ice cap at all.The team suggest that NASA’s InSight lander, which is positioned on Mars’ surface and equipped with a heat probe, will provide a clearer picture of how hot the Martian crust might get. Mars interior isn’t quite as hot as Earth’s but we’re not sure exactly how warm it is.Of course, if there is liquid water then does that mean there may also be life? An underground lake provides a potential Garden of Eden, a safe paradise where life may still, uh, find a way.”We think that if there is any life, it likely has to be protected in the subsurface from the radiation,” said Ali Bramson, an author on the new paper.On Feb. 13, NASA bid farewell to its resilient Martian rover, Opportunity, which had been studying the planet from the ground for 15 years. In that time, Opportunity discovered evidence that Mars was once wet, rather than dusty and dry.And though, sadly, Opportunity is dead, Mars may very well be more alive than we thought. Sci-Tech 0center_img NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Mars Share your voice 17 Photoslast_img read more

Apple Voice Control widens voice accessibility to iOS MacOS

first_img • See also Apple has faced criticism over its App Store policies and approval process nearly since it launched the store. In May, the Supreme Court ruled that iPhone owners can sue Apple for allegedly operating a monopoly through its App Store. And there has been an outcry from parental control app makers that Apple unfairly banned their software because their apps compete with Apple’s own software. Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and other heavyweights have also criticized Apple’s App Store model. Follow all of today’s Apple news. The event comes as software and services are taking on even greater importance for Apple. The company still sells millions of iPhones every quarter, but sales aren’t soaring like they used to. People are holding onto their devices for longer, which makes it important to give them services that get them paying monthly. Apple has made augmented reality, mobile payments, streaming music and other areas key focuses over the past couple of years. It’s the company’s App Store, though, that makes up the bulk of Apple’s services business. For that business to keep growing, Apple needs developers to continuously update their apps and create new services. The company last week said it has 20 million developers in its Apple developer Program, and they’ve made more than $120 billion from selling digital goods and services in their App Store apps. Apple also touted the creation of over 1.5 million jobs in the US and over 1.57 million across Europe. Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad See All iOS 13, MacOS 10.15 and MacPro: Everything we’re expecting… Computers Operating Systems Laptops Desktops Mobile Post a comment WWDC 2019 Tags 0 Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now 9:08 46 Photos Now playing: Watch this: WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Share your voice Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now reading • Apple Voice Control widens voice accessibility to iOS, MacOS Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019 Apple Event Apple’s new voice commands bring more accessibility to the Mac.  Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET Apple on Monday revealed Voice Control, new voice commands for its iPhones and computers that allow people with physical motor limitations to browse and operate their devices by speaking. The new commands, unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2019 confab for developers, let users do things like request the addition of an emoji while dictating an email, or divide a screen into a numbered grid so they can replicate a screen tap or mouse click by calling out a number. Apple’s annual developer convention kicked off Monday at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. WWDC is where Apple details its newest software and services that will arrive on devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the integration of its hardware with its software sets Apple apart from rivals. Apple’s ability to control every aspect of its products — something that began when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the company in 1976 — has been key in making it the most powerful company in tech. Applelast_img read more

Womens crosscountry ski team eyes first Olympic medal

first_imgAlaskan skiers Sadie Bjornsen and Kikkan Randall will represent the U.S. at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)The United States always has had a strong showing in the Winter Games, but not in cross-country skiing. The U.S. women’s team has never won a medal.Listen nowAlaskan skier Kikkan Randall came close in Sochi four years ago. Since then, U.S. women have been racking up big wins at international races. The team hopes to make history in 2018.On a bright, cold training day before heading to South Korea, several Olympic athletes are training in the snowy mountains near Anchorage.Kikkan Randall pushes one ski and glides on the other, like she’s skating on ice.Randall is 5’5″ and all muscle, but this this five-time Olympian doesn’t take herself too seriously. Randall has bright pink highlights in her hair.The Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea will be Kikkan Randall’s fifth Olympics. (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)“The pink hair is going on about twelve years now,” Randall explained.For decades, she said, it was downhill skiers like Picabo Street and Lindsey Vonn claiming the skiing spotlight.“I was kind of frustrated at the time,” Randall said. “Because cross country skiing was kind of pushed off as this, ’Oh you guys just wear spandex and you disappear off into the woods and it’s kind of a lame sport,’ and I was like, ‘No sprint racing is coming up. We’re really fast and dynamic,’ so I thought I want to show the fun side, so I put pink tips in my hair.”With pink tips in her hair and multiple podiums in international races under her belt, Randall’s time to shine came four years ago at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.Peggy Shinn was sitting in the stands by the finish line. Shinn is a sports journalist and author of “World Class: The Making of the Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team,” a book about the women’s cross country ski team.Sports journalist Peggy Shinn’s book, “World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team.”“And I was all excited because this was going to be the race where the U.S. was going to win a medal,” Shinn said.Women’s cross country skiing made its Olympic debut in 1952, but the American women didn’t even field a team until 1972.Since many of these races take place in their backyard, the Scandinavians have dominated the sport. In 2014, though, the Americans were set to earn their first Olympic medal.In the quarterfinals of a sprint race, Kikkan Randall lunged across the line.“And there was this amazing hush that went over the crowd,” Shinn explained, “and nobody breathed for a few seconds when they realized what had happened– Kikkan Randall was not advancing to the semi-finals.”Randall still chokes up when she talks about Sochi.“That’s the beauty of the Olympics,” Randall said, “and also the agony– it’s one day and if it doesn’t quite go right, that’s your chance.”But another beauty of the Olympics? They come around every four years.This year, the American team is deeper. And spending months together racing in Europe every year means they’re closer than other teams. They’re also more confident than ever.“We definitely have a chance at a medal,” said American skier Jessie Diggins. Diggins has been racking up her own set of medals at international races.Diggins and Anchorage skier Sadie Bjornsen earned bronze in the classic team sprint at the 2017 World Championships in Lahti, Finland. “To the line they come– Jessie Diggins, of the United States, gets the Bronze for the U.S.” excalimed the race announcer.Once she crossed the finish line, Diggins collapsed on the snow with her skis still attached.“That’s probably the best feeling there is,” Diggins said.A feeling the American women could replicate for the first time ever at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.“And that just gives me goosebumps,” Diggins said, “because I know that we are coming into this with a serious fighting chance and we’re going to be swinging hard.”The American women will come out swinging at their first of six cross-country ski races on Saturday, Feb. 10.last_img read more

Longhidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel

first_imgDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice on 13 July in Washington. Photo: APOn the morning of 19 March, 2016, Den Katenberg ran a little test with big stakes.The previous week, Katenberg’s hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign’s email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn-based staff to panic, enter their passwords and open their digital lives to Russia’s intelligence services.But the going was tough. Even when Clinton staffers clicked the malicious links Katenberg crafted, two-factor authentication – a second, failsafe password test – still kept him out of their accounts.After a day of testing on 18 March, he took a different tack, striking the Clinton’s campaign staff at their personal – and generally less secure – Gmail addresses. At 10:30 the next morning he carried out one last experiment, targeting himself at his own Gmail address to make sure his messages weren’t being blocked.An hour later he sent out a barrage of new malicious messages to more than 70 people, including one to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta. By the end of the day, he’d won access to one of the most important inboxes in American politics.On Friday, the US special counsel said Katenberg was an alias used by Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist with Unit 26165 of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate, often abbreviated GRU.Katenberg, who did not return multiple messages seeking comment, has been in The Associated Press’ sights ever since his email was identified among a massive hacker hit list handed to the news agency by Secureworks last year.It was that 19,000-line database that allowed the AP to reconstruct Katenberg’s digital movements, logging every malicious link he and his colleagues created between March 2015 and May 2016.The data show that the malicious emails came in waves, some 20 or 30 of them at a time, aimed at diplomats, journalists, defence contractors and other Russian intelligence targets across the world. Between the waves, sometimes only an hour or a few minutes before a major campaign, the hackers sent test emails to their own accounts to make sure they could still dodge Google’s spam filters.Katenberg’s GRU hacking group, widely nicknamed “Fancy Bear,” was locked in an arms race with the email giant. Every few months, Google would cotton on to the group’s tactics and begin blocking its messages. The Secureworks list, along with more than 100 other phishing emails recovered from spying victims, showed how the GRU would respond by firing up a new batch of malicious websites, moving on to a new link shortening service, or trying a new brand of phishing message meant to lure its recipients into giving up their credentials.”Someone has your password,” was one particularly dire-sounding message sent by the GRU to a DNC staffer on 25 March, 2016. Some messages played on their targets’ fears of being hacked. One offered Gmail users a malicious “Anti-Phishing Guard App” to protect themselves from cybercriminals. Another particularly twisted message warned a Russian journalist that “Government-backed attackers may be trying to steal your password” – before directing him to a booby-trapped link.But as good as the hackers were at extracting passwords from their victims, they also made mistakes.For example, the Gmail address the GRU used to test-drive its phishing messages on 19 March, 2016, was also used to register a Den Katenberg Twitter account , according to Twitter’s “Find friends” feature. The AP also found a Facebook page using the same name and picture, although it’s by no means clear that the accounts’ black-and-white photograph of a young man in a dark sweater really belongs to Lukashev.Both social media pages appeared dormant, but Lukashev and his colleagues may not be resting easy. Katenberg’s Facebook profile vanished within minutes of the publication of this article. Across the internet, journalists were picking up traces of the once-anonymous hackers’ digital trail, like the document posted to the website of a Moscow secondary school that identified Viktor Netyshko as the head of Unit 26165 – just as the US indictment alleged.For years men like Netyshko and Lukashev are alleged to have hunted America’s secrets.Now the world’s media is after theirs.last_img read more

AFRO Exclusive Kim R Ford Becomes First Black Woman to Lead Marthas

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comAfter six years of service from Patty Stonesifer, who announced her retirement in November 2018, Martha’s Table announced its new President and CEO Kim R. Ford, who will be the first Black woman to lead the organization when she begins on April 1.  The native Washingtonian said she is honored, humbled and ready to take the helm in order to help improve the lives of District residents.“It’s just such an incredible honor.  I’ve known Martha’s Table pretty much my entire life. I used to volunteer with them when I was in middle school and upper school, and so this is like coming full circle,” Ford told the AFRO in an exclusive interview.Kim R. Ford was just announced as the new President and CEO of Martha’s Table- the first Black woman to lead the almost 40-year-old non-profit. (Courtesy Photo)A non-profit organization that has spent almost 40 years working to improve D.C. residents’ lives, Martha’s Table emphasizes its mission of supporting “strong children, strong families and strong communities,” through providing access to high quality education, food and family and community backing. As someone who has spent years finding ways to contribute to education, economic recovery and workforce development, working at Martha’s Table is, not only full circle but also right up Ford’s alley.  Ford said that all of her previous work experience was geared towards, “making sure that people have opportunities and making sure they are set up for success.”“My most recent experience has been on the lifelong learning spectrum, with adults engaging in community and workforce development and people often refer to it as a ‘second chance system,’ when so many people have never had a fair first chance,” Ford, who recently worked as, acting assistant secretary in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, explained.  “So I’ve seen what we need to do and things that we can do on the lifelong learning spectrum.  What’s so exciting about going to Martha’s Table is being apart of a team that’s working in early childhood education.  And to make sure that our young residents of the District of Columbia have a true first shot.”Armed with an impressive resume, the new Martha’s Table president also worked at the University of the District of Columbia as dean of the Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division and served in President Barack Obama’s Administration, where she helped lead the execution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which allocated more than $350 billion in recovery funds to encourage economic growth.  Her experience in education seemed to be a bonus for the Martha’s Table family.“I am personally thrilled to have Kim join us as the next leader of Martha’s Table,” said Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, dean of the School of Education at American University and Martha’s Table board member. “Her impressive background in education and focus on lifelong learning will elevate our mission to ensure all children in D.C. have the opportunity for their brightest future.”Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) also weighed in on Ford’s appointment.“I congratulate Martha’s Table on selecting Kim R. Ford as their new president and CEO,” Norton said in a statement.  “Martha’s Table plays an integral role in supporting strong children, strong families and strong communities in our city, and Kim’s background in workforce development and education will serve Martha’s Table well.”Norton’s support of Ford comes as a major boost, as the new CEO ran against and lost to the Congresswoman in the 2018 election.  Although she did not win the District’s congressional race, Ford emphasized to the AFRO that her major goal has always been to help D.C. residents improve their livelihoods.“What holds constant is that this is for the residents of the District of Columbia.  I want to serve the residents of the District of Columbia.  All residents.  And I am particularly sensitive to those who have not been able to participate in the prosperity that has happened, and unfortunately that tends to be Black and Brown people,” Ford said.Since Martha’s Table has steadily been working for District residents, the new president hopes to carry on the legacy.“We’re going to continue on an upward trajectory because that’s what the residents of the District of Columbia deserve. We’re not going to plateau.  We’re going to continue supporting strong children, strong families, strong communities.  We’re going to increase our enrollment in early childhood education by 40 percent. We’re going to continue to increase our number of joyful food markets, which in just the past few years has gone from four markets to 50 markets.  So we’re going to go deep into the community and we’re going to do more in the community.”Although she does not want people to think as the first Black woman to lead the organization that she is solely hoping to help people of color, Ford acknowledges that Black and Brown District residents are in dire need for community support.“We’re not going to do things to the community, we’re going to work with the community and the community that we’re in is predominantly Black and Brown and we want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to achieve their dream. It makes no sense that D.C. continues to be prosperous and that so many people have not been able to experience that prosperity,” Ford said.last_img read more

Teardown Shows New iPad Air Is Essentially an Old iPad Pro

first_img Author Bio Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, on by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. Ends 8/26.AncestryUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes15 Cities With the Worst Drivers in AmericaForbesUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoAdvertisementcenter_img If you thought the newly reborn iPad Air seemed familiar, you’re not wrong. A new report shows that the slate features plenty of similarities with Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro from 2017.This news comes from iFixit, whose teardown shows similar exterior features, as the 2019 iPad Air shares the same dimensions and proprietary Smart Connector as that previous iPad Pro. Differences include a dual-speaker setup (as opposed to the Pro’s quad-speakers) and a shaved-off camera bump, for a cleaner design.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/ipad-air-2019-teardown-ipad-pro?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 MORE: Apple iPad Air vs. iPad Mini (2019): Which One Should You Buy?Inside, the tablets share a structural design, including the placement of their logic boards, a dual-cell 30.8 watt-hour battery, similar touchscreen sensors and chips similar to those that enable support for the Gen 1 Apple Pencil.And while that might make the new iPad Air seem like a rehash– as if Apple’s selling old parts as new, there’s a nice price drop in this re-branded tablet. The new iPad Air costs $499, which is $150 cheaper than the $649 price attached to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Also, the new iPad Air features an A12 Bionic chip, an upgrade from the A10X processor found in the previous-gen iPad Pro. The A12 pushed the Air to a 11,471 on the Geekbench 4 performance benchmark, beating the old iPad Pro’s 9,233 score.This reveal makes some sense, as Apple.com doesn’t sell the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, simply stating it’s “available at authorized resellers.”iPad Pro vs iPad mini vs iPad 9.7-inch: Which iPad is Right for You? Henry T. Casey, last_img read more

Cancun businessman shot killed while inside car

first_imgHis passenger, 51-year-old Guillermo M.B., was hit in the arm but not seriously wounded. He was taken to hospital. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Robert Roy B.A, owner of Exotic Rides. He was pronounced at the scene. The shooting took place around 10:00 a.m. on Tulum Avenue in SM 4 of Cancun in what reports say was an apparent robbery. After leaving a bank and getting into his white car, two subjects on a motorcycle intercepted the vehicle, which is when he was shot.center_img Cancun, Q.R. — A Cancun businessman was shot and killed in central Cancun Tuesday after two men on a motorcycle reportedly opened fire on the car he was in. last_img read more

Higher fuel costs contribute to 37m Q1 loss for Air Canada

first_imgWith file from The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Air Canada says a 16% increase in operating costs due to higher fuel prices and other items has resulted in a $37 million loss for the first quarter.The loss was equal to 14 cents per share and contrasted with a $101 million profit in last year’s first quarter.The Montreal-based airline says revenue was up $299 million from last year to $3.64 billion, but its operating expenses were up by $507 million.The airline says fuel prices were about 48% higher than in the first quarter of 2016, when global oil prices were near 13-year lows.In addition, Air Canada recorded a $30 million special item related to a fine imposed in March by the European Commission on several cargo carriers.“As the first quarter is traditionally one of our weakest, I am pleased to see system traffic up 14% and revenues up 8.9% year-over-year,” said Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’ns“We have a positive outlook on the year as we see improvements in the domestic Canada, U.S. transborder and Atlantic markets, with the Pacific market stabilizing towards the second half of the year.”This year represents the third year of planned significant capacity growth as Air Canada executes its international expansion strategy with the introduction of its new wide-body fleet and the continued deployment of Rouge to compete effectively in leisure markets, he said. “In the first quarter, we made a significant investment with the inauguration of our Boeing 787 Dreamliner daily service from Montreal to Shanghai, our first direct flight from that city to Asia. This week we announced our first direct flights to South America from Montreal with the introduction of Rouge service to Lima, and the expansion of Pacific services between Vancouver and Melbourne, both starting next winter.  Other new international and U.S. transborder services announced during the quarter include Montreal-Tel Aviv, Montreal and Toronto-Reykjavik, Iceland and Vancouver-Boston.”More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upCapacity growth, driven by the wide-body fleet expansion, will begin to slow in 2018 as the airline shifts its focus to its mainline narrow-body fleet replacement program starting with the introduction of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft later this year, followed by the Bombardier C-Series aircraft in late 2019, he added. Posted by Friday, May 5, 2017 Share Higher fuel costs contribute to $37m Q1 loss for Air Canada Travelweek Group Tags: Air Canada, Profit Report << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Children in a lowincome neighbourhood of Santo Do

first_imgChildren in a low-income neighbourhood of Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, carry containers for water as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean Photograph: Ricardo Rojas/Reuters via The Guardian Hurricane Irma has already devastated Saint Maarten in the Caribbean, and flattened 90% of the island including the world-famous Juliana International Airport. The islands of Barbuda and Anguilla have also suffered severe damage, with the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Bahamas forecast to be hit on Thursday [local time].With the Category 5 Hurricane predicted to reach Florida and the south-eastern US states on Friday 8 September [local time] DFAT has updated its Smartraveller advice for travellers to the US.“US authorities warn that Hurricane Irma could also impact Florida and the south-eastern United States from around 8 September. A State of Emergency has been declared in Florida to prepare emergency services. Expect high winds, heavy rain and storm surges. Monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local emergency officials. Disruptions to essential services may occur. Contact your airline or tour operator to check if tourist services have been affected.”Stay up to date with Irma’s progress over the weekend with The Guardian’s live blog CaribbeandfatFloridaHurricane IrmaSmartravellerlast_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals Steve Breaston isnt just s

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals’ Steve Breaston isn’t just someone who writes great poetry, he’s also one of the most underrated players in the NFL according to ESPN’s John Clayton.Over the weekend Clayton penned a piece in which he put together an entire starting NFL roster of players who weren’t pro bowlers or first round picks. The roster was quite impressive considering the restrictions. It was especially interesting that Breaston was the team’s top wide receiver. 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img Top Stories Steve Breaston of the Cardinals played in the shadow of Larry Fitzgerald, but he’s had 179 catches over the past three seasons.Most impressive is he caught 77 passes for 1,006 yards in 2008 as the third receiver behind Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin.When you look at those numbers and consider what Breaston has done for the Cardinals while garnering very little attention, you have to have a new found respect for the wideout. He’s been fairly dominant over the last three years and has offered Fitzgerald some protection playing along side him.We’ll find out just how underrated Breaston truly is when the NFL lockout ends. He is a restricted free agent and how much the Cardinals are willing to pay to keep him will show how much the organization truly values him. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Sofitel Rome Villa Borg

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSofitel Rome Villa Borghese will reopen on 1 July, unveiling extensive renovations by contemporary architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel.Situated on a quiet street in the centre of Rome, this former 19th century Roman palazzo lies within walking distance of some of the city’s best-known cultural landmarks and parks, including the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici and the Spanish Steps.Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese | LobbyThe hotel will offer 78 rooms and suites, with new larger suites, fitness centre and wellbeing program, as well as three large event rooms. Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese will also be home to Settimo, an elegant rooftop lounge and restaurant, offering panoramic views overlooking the picturesque Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter’s Basilica.Jean Philippe Nuel’s chic redesigns will combine the heritage and classicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’, with the modernism and design of French ‘art de vivre’. The hotel entrance will feature a display of chromatic counterpoints and vibrant colours, creating a modern lounge with a classical feel. Guest rooms will also feature an iridescent ceiling masterpiece, creating the illusion of the bright sky above.Sofitel Rome Villa BorgheseThe hotel will feature a dedicated candle ritual, inspired by the lighting of the streets of Paris during the reign of Louis XIV, which provided citizens with a sense of welcoming and safety. At sunset, the hotel will light giant candles outside the entrance to welcome guests back from their evenings out touring the city, accompanied by atmospheric music.Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese BarPersonalised wellness and fitness therapies as part of the SofitelFIT Wellness Programme, as well as the Sofitel MyBed Sleep Menu, a signature in-room service, transform the bathroom into a private sanctuary with numerous options for relaxation. Guests can choose between two complimentary baths – a therapeutic Soothing Bath that invites a lazy soak with calming essential oils, or a Bubble Bath that injects fun into the bath time experience. Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese also provides guests with personalised bathrobes to add to the experience.Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is now accepting reservations for stays from 1 July. Rooms start from £300 per night (excluding breakfast). For more information, click here.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more