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  • UN agencies assist postwar Angola with providing social services to civilians

    Sixty per cent of Angola’s children suffer from chronic malnutrition and 45 per cent do not go to school. UN agencies and development bodies such as the World Bank agree that investment in the country, coupled with effective partnerships, will yield rewards for Angolans. Angola took a significant step on its long road to recovery when it partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for a national campaign to protect children from measles, a highly contagious disease that kills more young Angolans than any other preventable ailment.Some 7.1 million children – 92 per cent of the population aged 9 months to 15 years – were vaccinated during the National Measles Campaign, which ended on 31 May. UNICEF estimates that 70,000 child lives and $16.8 million in medical costs will now be saved. UNICEF is also supporting the “Back to School” initiative, the country’s biggest education campaign to date, which has benefited 500,000 children. In addition, the Government has announced funding for a further 29,000 teachers across the country.”This remains a decisive time in Angola with much to do. Social services were basically wiped out here, hundreds of thousands of Angolans are returning home, and many challenges remain in achieving universal education and routine immunization,” UNICEF Representative Mario Ferrari said.Assisting with the repatriation of Angolans abroad, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last Friday relocated the first group of 543 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The agency is providing food and a package of domestic items, including blankets, kitchen sets and plastic sheeting to the returnees. A second repatriation convoy of Angolan refugees is due to leave Tuesday from Kilueka and Nkondo camps in Bas-Congo Province. UNHCR in Katanga has received 16 additional trucks, which will allow the agency to gradually increase the number of refugees on each convoy. read more

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  • Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says cancer is in remission and

    by The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2014 12:20 pm MDT Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says cancer is in remission and thanks medical team PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher turned ESPN television analyst, says his cancer is in remission.Schilling announced the news Wednesday on social media. He thanked his Boston-based medical team.He announced his diagnosis in February, saying he planned to “embrace this fight, just like the rest of them, with resolute faith, and head on.”He hadn’t indicated the type of cancer or his prognosis, but has posted pictures of himself undergoing treatments.Schilling starred in World Series for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Red Sox. He later launched a video game company, 38 Studios, whose collapse is the subject of a lawsuit in Rhode Island after it got a $75 million state-guaranteed loan.Schilling has said he lost as much as $50 million in 38 Studios. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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  • Poor shooting dooms Ohio State womens basketball against Michigan

    Redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion (25) looks for a shot during a game against Michigan Jan. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 64-49.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorComing off its biggest win of the season against then-No. 17 Purdue at home Thursday, the Ohio State women’s basketball team failed to build on the momentum, falling to Michigan 64-49.As things got underway at the Schottenstein Center, OSU (11-7, 1-1) struggled to shoot the ball, only shooting 6-32 from the field in the first half. The Buckeyes headed into the break trailing 25-13 and were unable to recover in the second half.OSU coach Kevin McGuff said it was tough to lose after the game, especially to rival Michigan, on the heels of a big win.“It’s tough. It’s disappointing because all the things we were so good at on Thursday, all the things we can control we didn’t today,” McGuff said. “And that’s not to give Michigan credit because they played well and they deserved to win the game based on their effort and execution, but I was very disappointed in how we responded to a great win on Thursday.”The 13 points were a season low in a half for OSU, who also shot eight percent from beyond the arc in the game’s first 20 minutes.Despite starting the second half with a bucket on the team’s first possession, things did not improve for OSU as the game progressed.It was tied for the lowest total OSU has put up this season, only scoring 49 three times against Georgia Nov. 17, Connecticut Dec. 1 and Cincinnati Dec. 15.Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico said the key to holding OSU’s offense in check was stopping the guards from penetrating the basket.“We spoke all week about trying to slow them down and trying to really zone up and gap and take away their penetration, take away their ability to get to the free throw line … that was something we really focused on,” Arico said. “Make them have to beat us from the outside.”OSU finished the day shooting 20-64, including only hitting six of 25 shots from beyond the arc. The Buckeyes also struggled turning the ball over, giving it away to Michigan 14 times in the game.Arico said she was content with letting the Buckeyes take a lot of 3-pointers as long as they weren’t getting the easy shot.“Their guards off the bounce, we didn’t think we were going to be able to contain them,” Arico said. “So we were going to try to let them score from the outside and see what happened and tonight they didn’t make as many shots.”Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston led the Buckeyes with 15 points, but was one of only two Buckeyes to reach double figures.OSU’s second leading scorer, sophomore guard Cait Craft, came into the night averaging 9.9 points per contest, but only managed two points against the Wolverines.The Wolverines (10-4, 1-0) were paced by freshman guard Siera Thompson and junior guard Shannon Smith, who scored 18 and 17 points, respectively.Thompson said the team executed its game plan well, which allowed them to pull away from OSU.“We just executed the game plan and my teammates found me and I was trying to be aggressive and attack the bigs and get them into foul trouble,” Thompson said. “Our game plan just worked out today.”It was McGuff’s first Big Ten loss as coach of the Buckeyes, and the loss ends a four game win streak for OSU.The Buckeyes will look to bounce back as they head to Bloomington, Ind., to take on the Hoosiers in their first Big Ten road match, scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. read more

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  • Ebola outbreak in Guinea could become regional epidemic

    first_imgTHE LOCATION OF an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea means it could spread across borders to become a regional epidemic, an aid agency has warned.Plan Ireland is calling for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to launch a co-ordinated response to the outbreak in the region.Almost sixty deaths have been reported so far, the majority in Forest Guinea, close to the border with these neighbouring countries.“Fear”“Even though most people are going about their normal business, there is a strong fear of the disease in the communities,” Mamady Dramé, Plan’s programme unit manager in Macenta, Forest Guinea, said.Local authorities are working with religious leaders in mosques and churches to provide information to people on preventive measures. It is critical that people receive clear and accurate information on what they can do to protect themselves.Dramé noted that some people have left the area for Guinea’s capital, Conakry.Fears that the virus had spread to the capital were dismissed this morning.Samples taken from three suspected cases of Ebola, which led to two deaths in the capital Conakry, had tested negative for the virus.A Health Minister official said the Pasteur Institute was still working on identifying the virus behind the fever cases in the capital and would know more “in the coming hours”.VirulentEbola, one of the world’s most virulent diseases, was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 1976 and the country has had eight outbreaks.The most recent epidemic, also in the DRC, infected 62 people and left 34 dead between May and November 2012, according to the country’s health ministry.There are fears it could be used in a biological weapons attack.According to researchers, the virus multiplies quickly, overwhelming the immune system’s ability to fight the infection, and there is no treatment or vaccine available.Additional reporting © AFP, 2014Previously: Ebola confirmed as source of Guinea epidemic >last_img read more

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  • This Norwegian Town Hasnt Buried a Body Since 1950

    first_img Life is a bit different in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost city, where the sun sets in October and doesn’t rise again until March, docile reindeer wander through town, and the laws are few and far between.For instance, there is a ban on cats, a restriction on how much alcohol an individual can purchase each month, and a requirement that anyone venturing outside carry a rifle for protection against polar bears.Oh, and it’s illegal to die in Longyearbyen.Sort of.As the story goes, authorities “banned dying” in 1950, when they discovered bodies buried in deep layers of permafrost were not decomposing because of the extreme cold.Rather than rotting into worm food, the remains of residents who died of the 1918 flu pandemic were being preserved in the frozen ground. Scientists fear those corpses may still contain live strains of the same virus that wiped out 5 percent of the world’s population.In fact, when examiners (circa 2008) removed tissue from a man who died in Longyearbyen, they found traces of the influenza virus from 90 years earlier. A similar situation recently occurred in the Alaskan permafrost.So, to avoid future breakouts (and, frankly, overpopulation), the town’s graveyard stopped accepting stiffs, and started shipping terminal patients off to Oslo and other parts of Norway to live out their days.Longyearbyen (which literally means “The Longyear Town”) was founded by American John Longyear in 1906. Now, it boasts a population of more than 2,100 people—and an average annual temperature of 18℉.And while it is unclear how big a risk viruses and bacteria in dead-and-buried bodies pose to living residents, the city is taking no chances.In 1998, a team of scientists studying the Spanish Flu wore modified spacesuits and ensured none of the tissue samples thawed before they reached a specialized facility in the US.Like much of Scandinavia, Longyearbyen looks like a beautiful, if not chilly, place to retire and ride out your golden years. Just don’t expect to stay there forever. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Second Patient Cleared of HIV After Stem-Cell TherapyProlonged Spaceflights Can Weaken Immune Systems last_img read more

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  • Final 720 WWE RAW rating number up from last week

    first_img Now Playing Up Next RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE increasing PPV length to a four-hour minimum beginning with Money in the Bank PPV 12/28 Impact Ratings: Viewers see another increase for Part 2 of the Best of 2017 episode on Pop TV Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control App The 7/20 WWE RAW did a final 2.80 cable rating with an average of 3.80 million viewers. The first hour drew 3.84 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.03 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.54 million viewers. This is up from last week’s show that did a 2.52 cable rating with an average of 3.51 million viewers. Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy winVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:42/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:39 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img Twitter Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Leigh Sales and Lisa Wilkinson deserve gold Logies. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Now Playing Up Next rachel bloomlast_img read more

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  • Arson suspect arrested after apartments damaged near Seattle

    first_imgWHITE CENTER — Authorities say one person was arrested in connection to a brush fire just south of Seattle in White Center that spread to a nearby apartment complex and injured firefighters.The Seattle Times reports firefighters responded around 3 p.m. Wednesday and evacuated units in two nearby apartment complexes, according to Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority spokesman Capt. Kyle Ohashi.He says the fire was pushed by the wind, spread into one of the apartment buildings and damaged all seven units.Ohashi says no occupants were injured but three firefighters.He says a Seattle Fire Department firefighter was sent to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, while another firefighter was sent to the hospital as a precaution and one was treated at the scene.King County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott says officials believe the fire was arson.last_img read more

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  • Lucas Perez clears up rumors

    first_imgThe West Ham United striker has denied he refused to warm up during the English Premier League match against Everton during the weekendOn Sunday, television cameras captured West Ham United forward Lucas Perez in what seemed like a heated discussion with the Hammer’s staff.And many reported that he refused to warm up in the match against Everton.But Lucas Perez took it to social media to clear up rumors.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Given the false information spread by the media that has affected my image, I am obliged to explain the only truth: I have never ever refused to warm up in my whole career, let alone play a match,” he wrote as reported by The 42.“The images that have been misinterpreted correspond to a talk with the goalkeeper’s coach, in which I never refused to warm up and explained what happened.”“As a professional, I accept the decision and I will continue working hard to have as many minutes as I can,” he concluded.last_img read more

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  • ASAWISHH Hosts Soy Flour Trade Team from Bangladesh and Pakistan

    first_imgThe trade team learns about cooking with soy flour at the NCI lab. Photo Credit: WISHHThis week the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program hosted a trade team comprised of bakers and importers from Bangladesh and Pakistan attending a “Baking with Soy Flour” Short Course at the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) in Fargo, N.D.Jason Mattson explains soy production to trade team members. Photo Credit: WISHHThe team is gaining hands-on experience using soy flour in bakery products, along with the knowledge on the economic and functional benefits of using soy flour.There are many activities outside of NCI planned for the week. On Tuesday, the team visited and had an evening meal at the Ron and Melissa Mattson family farm outside of Lake Park, Minn., which was organized by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.  NCI Chair Karolyn Zurn was also there to help welcome the team. On Thursday, the North Dakota Soybean Council hosted a luncheon for the team in Fargo.  Art Wosick, ASA/WISHH Committee member and North Dakota Soybean Council Board Member, was in attendance. The team travels to Mankato to have lunch at the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council office, followed by a visit the CHS soy flour facility on Friday.Funding for this trade team is provided by the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) from USDA.To see a feature article on the trade team’s trip by the Fargo Forum, click HERE.last_img read more

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  • McEnernyOgle takes oath of office for Vancouver City Council seat

    first_imgAnne McEnerny-Ogle received the oath of office Wednesday as a member of the Vancouver City Council.She was sworn in during a Wednesday ceremony at the Vancouver Fire Fighters Hall.McEnerny-Ogle, who won the Position 3 seat with 56.73 percent of the vote, spent five years on the city’s planning commission and currently serves as chairwoman of the Vancouver Neighborhood Alliance and president of the League of Women Voters of Clark County.last_img

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  • House Passes Resolution On Proposed Plan For Offshore Lease Sales

    first_imgStory as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-HR-6.mp3VmJennifer-on-HR-6.mp300:00RPd HR 6 was amended on the floor on Wednesday, February 21, by Representative John Lincoln (D-Kotzebue) to further request that the existing deferrals in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas be continued in future lease sales. The current draft program calls for lease sales in 14 of the 15 planning areas in Alaska (there are a total of 26 planning areas across the country). Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. House Resolution 6 passed by a vote of 33-5. The resolution was presented to U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) after she her annual address to the Legislature yesterday, at 11 a.m.center_img Originally introduced by the House Rules committee, Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) was added as the resolution’s primary sponsor on the House floor at the request of Minority Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski) so that other members could add their names as co-sponsors. Speaker Edgmon: “I am grateful that the House was able to move quickly and show overwhelming support for both economic development and respect for all stakeholders in that development. I appreciate the Administration giving us the opportunity to speak to this issue, and hope they heed the combined voices of our Federal delegation, Governor, and State House.” Rep. Lincoln: “My district is home to the world’s most productive zinc mine, and one of the world’s preeminent oil fields, but we also rely on subsistence and have preserved our way of life by keeping it in the forefront of our minds whenever we pursue economic development. My amendment simply asks that we keep intact decades of work between industry and local communities identifying and protecting a crucial migratory corridor for Bowhead whales and two modest subsistence hunting areas adjacent to the whaling communities of Kaktovik and Utqiaġvik.”last_img read more

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  • Murkowski Works To Incorporate The ERA Into The Constitution

    first_imgThe Cardin-Murkowski resolution would remove the ratification deadline and revive the consideration of the ERA by the states. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has co-sponsored a resolution that would immediately reopen consideration of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The states that have not ratified the amendment are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, or Virginia. Senator Murkowski: “The Equal Rights Amendment is as important in the fight for women’s equality as it was on April 5, 1972, when Alaska ratified. Women’s equality is fundamental to the American way of life and needs to be expressly recognized in the Constitution.”center_img Thirty-seven states, of the 38 needed, have ratified the amendment, which was first proposed in 1972. Illinois was the last state to ratify the ERA in May 2018. Nevada ratified the ERA in March 2017. Senator Murkowski: “In order for the ERA to be incorporated into the Constitution, we need 38 states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. As of now, we have 37. The bipartisan legislation I’m leading will resolve any ambiguity over whether states can make the ERA effective by ratifying. We cannot and must not put a time limit on the fight for women’s equality.”last_img read more

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  • Couples that play Mario Kart together stay together

    first_img 6 Photos Mario Kart real racetrack has the smarts to keep you on track Post a comment Tags Gaming Culture Share your voice Playing Mario Kart with your significant other could be a good thing for your relationship. Nintendo Who knew throwing banana peels at your significant other during a car race could keep passion going strong? According to a new survey conducted by internet service CenturyLink, gaming — and especially playing Nintendo’s Mario Kart — has a positive impact on love lives.CenturyLink surveyed over 1,000 people to see if PC and console gaming has had a positive or negative impact on their romantic relationships. One in three people between 18 and 24 said games help their relationships. That favorable view trended downward with older survey respondents.  CenturyLink “Romantic partners from the millennial generation grew up with video games as a large part of their lives,” said James Gaskin, a game developer and professor of business at Brigham Young University. “Therefore, gaming is simply more natural and accepted. Whereas with older generations, a partner who played video games was perceived as juvenile and irresponsible.”The game couples said most positively affected their relationships was Mario Kart. First-person shooter game Call of Duty and role-playing game Skyrim round out the top three for keeping the romance alive among players.Conversely, of the 1,000 respondents, only 42 said gaming led to a breakup. In 2018, video game addiction (mostly notably to Fortnite) was cited as cause for divorce in the UK. But it also makes sense that shared interests and a little fun, friendly competition could bring couples closer. Just remember to take breaks and snuggle without a controller in your hand once in a while.  Fortnite Nintendo 0last_img read more

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  • Services of outgoing staff lauded Collector

    first_imgSrikakulam: The district officials on Sunday lauded the services of outgoing staff. They lauded the commendable services of outgoing Joint Collector K V N Chakradhara Babu and Sitampeta ITDA Project Officer L Shiva Shankar and felicitated them. KVN Chakradhara Babu was transferred as Joint Managing Director for AP Transmission Corporation and L Shiva Sankar was transferred as Joint Collector for Visakhapatnam. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us On the occasion, District Collector J Nivas and other officials recalled the services of Chakrahara Babu and Shiva Shankar for the district. For Srikakulam, J Srinivasulu was appointed as new Joint Collector. He is now working as Project Director for District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Visakhapatnam. Srinivasulu will assume charge as JC on Monday. C M SaiKanth Varma was appointed as PO of ITDA Sitampeta. He is now working as Sub-collector Rajahmahendravaram and he will also join duties on Monday.last_img read more

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  • New mobile Phishing Method using fake address bar and scroll locking

    first_imgNew mobile Phishing Method using fake address bar and scroll locking by Martin Brinkmann on April 29, 2019 in Internet, Security – Last Update: April 29, 2019 – 11 commentsPhishing, the attempt to steal important data such as login information, passwords, or credit card numbers from unsuspecting users, is still a major threat on today’s Internet. Microsoft’s Security Intelligence report saw phishing emails increase by 250% in 2018 alone.Most web browsers come with certain defenses, usually in form of blacklists and other defensive measures to detect phishing attacks.One problem with the approach is that it addresses known phishing sites for the most part. The Inception Bar is a new phishing method designed specifically for mobile.Many mobile web browsers hide the address bar when a user starts to scroll to expand the content of the active webpage. Since space is a premium on mobile, it makes sense to use the address space for that. Doing so removes the strongest identifying indicator for that webpage, and it also makes way for the new phishing method.Basically, what the phishing method does is put a fake copy of the address bar at the top of the screen in the fixed location the address bar is found in usually. Browsers would normally display the address bar again when users scroll up but the implementation of a scroll lock on the page prevents that from happening.The effect is that the fake address bar — that looks similar to the real one — is shown to users and that it becomes difficult to exit the page. Even worse, since it is fake, it is possible to make it display any site URL. A dedicated web developer could create a full copy of Chrome’s address bar and not just a lookalike.You can see it in action on James Fisher’s website. Note that you will experience this method first hand if you use the mobile version of Chrome to access the site; on desktop, you may watch the animated GIF to see how it works when you connect using mobile devices.Fisher’s method works in Chrome for mobile; he notes that one could check for the user agent to display similar fake address bars for other mobile web browsers.I accessed the site on Chrome Stable and Chrome Canary for Android. The replacement worked in Canary but it did not in Chrome Stable. Whether that is caused by a setting in the browser or something else is unclear.You can get out of it by activating any link on the site if you are stuck in mobile Chrome.Detecting that it is fakeFor now, it is easy to detect whether the address bar is real or fake; the tab and menu icons don’t do a thing, and it is not possible to edit the URL either.Things could get more complicated if the phishing method is developed further. Someone could use a form instead that accepts input and make the icons behave more or less like they would.The tab count that is displayed could still be an indicator, and most users probably know the site they accessed and may notice that the new site displayed is different from it.Now You: What is your take on this method?SummaryArticle NameNew mobile Phishing Method using fake address bar and scroll lockingDescriptionA new phishing method displays a fake address bar to mobile Internet users and prevents them from scrolling up to display the real one again.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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  • Elton John Ireland abortion vote shows people can change their mind

    first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Elton John used Ireland’s recent vote to end its abortion ban as an example for minds changing. The singer has long been involved in Ukraine’s politics | Photo: Flickr/David Shankbone ‘Look what just happened in Ireland: the vote for abortion. Things change. People … they change their mind. And with a younger generation coming up, they are different kind of people, and they’re our future.’He concluded: ‘We’ve made great progress but we still have a lot of work to do.’A country taking steps forwardOver the past several years, the Ukraine has become more progressive on LGBTI rights.In 2016, the country held its first Pride celebration outside of Kiev.One year later, a poll revealed 56% of the population believed LGB people should receive equal rights. In 2010, only 28% of the population believed that.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img The singer recently visited the Ukraine to raise awareness about AIDS. He attended an event organized by the Elena Pinchuk Foundation.‘Believe me, I love this country. We will do everything we can to continue the fight against AIDS,’ he said.John has long spoken up for gay rights in the Eastern European country. He once tried to adopt an HIV positive boy from the country, but was blocked at the time due to his age and not being married.Though the Ukraine has struggled with progressive rights, John isn’t giving up. He commented that Ireland is a prime example.‘It takes a long time for things to happen as I said. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/elton-john-ireland-abortion-vote/last_img read more

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  • Puerto Rico lawmakers give final nod to sales tax increase

    first_img Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober If approved, it would be the highest sales tax compared with any U.S. state.Officials said the proposed increase could help generate $1.2 billion in revenue as Puerto Rico struggles through its eighth year of recession and faces a $72 billion public debt. Officials previously warned the government could shut down soon if emergency measures were not taken.The approval ends a months-long heated debate where legislators rejected other proposals to generate money including a 14 percent value-added tax as the U.S. territory’s economic crisis worsened.If Garcia signs the measure, it will help Puerto Rico access the market and issue up to $2.95 billion in bonds as planned, said economist Jose Villamil, a former U.N. consultant and CEO of an economic and planning consulting firm. But government officials still need to take other steps to help boost the economy, including implementing a tax reform, he said in a phone interview.“Clearly, the fiscal situation will not be solved by this bill,” he said, adding that the sales tax increase could have been lower had legislators approved it earlier this year.“We would be in a much better position today,” he said. “A lot of important revenue was lost during that time.” Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Check your body, save your life Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Legislators on Tuesday narrowly approved an increase in the U.S. territory’s sales tax to help generate more revenue and offset a deep fiscal crisis.Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is expected to sign the bill that would increase the tax from 7 percent to 11.5 percent, as well as create a new 4 percent tax on professional services. The sales tax increase would go into effect July 1 and the new tax on Oct. 1, with a transition to a value-added tax by April 1. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like The measure received the minimum 26 votes needed in the island’s House of Representatives after the Senate narrowly approved it with amendments on Monday.Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi of the main opposition party said the measure would have a negative impact on Puerto Rico’s economy.“It will kill your own pocket and our economy little by little,” he said. “This new tax will keep leading to closures and lost jobs.”Legislators are now expected to debate a proposed $9.8 billion budget that calls for $674 million in cuts. It also sets aside $1.5 billion to help pay off Puerto Rico’s debt, an increase of $400 million from the current fiscal budget. The government has announced that it plans to close nearly 100 schools and 20 public agencies in a bid to save money and cut costs.___Danica Coto on Twitter: www.twitter.com/danicacotoCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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  • Revealed Aussie women using work time to plan vacations

    first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Forget Facebook and solitaire, it seems Australian women are using their work hours to plan and book their vacations, a recent report has revealed.According to lastminute.com.au, nearly three in four women admit to researching or bookings their holidays during their work day, 81 percent of women claiming they felt more motivated at work when they have a holiday to look forward to.The report also showed that, contrary to popular belief, two in three women would prefer to travel with their partner over a celebrity. Although it wouldn’t all be love and romance, with 16 percent of women worried their partner would get on their nerves when on holidays. The one in three who would want a star-studded vacay would prefer to spend time off with Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, Asher Keddie and Rebecca Gibney.last_img read more

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  • UKbased airline bmi will launch new flights to Te

    first_imgUK-based airline bmi will launch new flights to Tel Aviv from the UK beginning next month. A new non-stop service between London Heathrow Airport and the Israeli city will be launched from March 30th.The services will operate out of the airport’s Terminal 1 and will add to the flights along the route that were launched last year.Bmi also announced that business class and premium economy travellers will be offered additional perks on the route from May 3rd.Peter Spencer, managing director of bmi, said: “We are giving our customers a real choice with greater flexibility especially for those connecting regionally from within the UK and/or flying onward to the USA.”Our A330 aircraft features an excellent Business Class service, including fully flat beds and complimentary Chauffeur Drive on selected fares as well as our world leading Premium Economy seats with 50 inches of legroom, 12 inches more than competitors.”Last month, the carrier announced that it is set to launch new flights from London Heathrow to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev five times per week. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCheap UK flights to Vienna launched by bmibmi has announced new flights to Vienna from London HeathrowLaunch of cheap flights to Berlin from Heathrow this monthCheap flights to Berlin from London Heathrow are being launched by bmiNew Moscow-Tomsk route set for winter launchTransaero Airlines is set to launch daily flights between Moscow and Tomsk.last_img read more

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  • to respect demarcat

    to respect demarcation signs of dangerous mine fields and not to go into unknown areas. “We have delivered on our promise and it is my hope that the youth will capitalise on it to take their rightful place in the governance of the country. in neighboring Mammoth, If I end up taking more time or supplies than I was originally allotted, We’re doing well.

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Trump wrote as part of a subsequent post.Remember NAFTA was one of the WORST Trade Deals ever made The US lost thousands of businesses and millions of jobs We were far better off before NAFTA – should never have been signed Even the Vat Tax was not accounted for We make new deal or go back to pre-NAFTA — Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1 2018It’s unclear whether Trump could withdraw from NAFTA without support from Congress though he has repeatedly threatened to do so Many lawmakers have said they would move to stop Trump if he attempts to withdraw from the deal and the move would likely face legislative and legal challengesThe withdrawal process would require Trump to give Mexico and Canada 6 months’ notice of his intent to leave the pactEnding NAFTA without a replacement would cause large-scale economic disruption across North America and beyond Companies accustomed to moving products across borders with few or no taxes would see costs jump – price hikes that would pass to consumers – and domestic producers would find their access to foreign markets diminishedCanada is the No 1 destination for American products shipped abroad and more than 8 million US jobs are supported by trade with Canada according to the US Chamber of CommerceThe move would shelter some domestic industries from foreign competition part of Trump’s aim to revitalize some domestic industries that have opted to move production overseasUS lawmakers have generally backed NAFTA saying the overall economic benefits of cheaper products and greater efficiency have outweighed the negative consequences of job losses But Trump has focused on areas where industrial decline has led to deep economic hardshipTrump’s renewed threat to withdraw from NAFTA comes as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland are set to resume negotiations WednesdayThe two sides are divided over substantive issues such as rules governing trade of dairy products patent protections for pharmaceuticals and disagreements over the process for resolving trade disputesCanadian officials accused the US side of refusing to offer concessions That sentiment appeared validated Friday morning when the Toronto Star published comments Trump had made in which he told Bloomberg journalists that negotiations to rework NAFTA would take place only on his termsTrump is attempting to get a new NAFTA deal signed before current President Enrique Pea Nieto leaves office Dec 1 Nieto’s successor Andrés Manuel López Obrador has had representatives at the US-Mexico talks but if the deal is not signed before he takes office he could add new demands and complicate the dealThat timeline was the impetus for Trump’s Friday letter to Congress notifying them of the preliminary agreement with Mexico That letter started a 90-day required notice period for Congress before the president can legally sign a new dealNow under US trade law Trump has 30 days from Friday to get final text to CongressIf Canada is not included in that final text it would be legally very difficult — if not impossible — to include the country laterFor Canada losing access to the US market would be a severe economic blow And Trump has further threatened to put 25 percent tariffs on cars and auto parts sent from Canada into the United States – a move he could make without Congress’ permissionForeign leaders "keep underestimating Trump on trade" said Dan DiMicco a former steel executive and trade adviser to Trump who was with the president Friday in Charlotte North Carolina "If he’s not tough on everybody why is China going to believe he’s going to be tough on them"But for Trump failing to get Canada on board would set up a showdown with Congress in which all parties would be in murky legal territory It’s unclear whether the authority Trump has to renegotiate NAFTA extends to a deal done with just Mexico and lawmakers – as well as Mexican officials – continue to stress the need for Canada’s 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