Fifteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys will join with Greater Than AIDS and ESSENCE to headline a special ESSENCE Empowerment Experience panel on Friday, July 4th in New Orleans on “Through Love of Self, Family and Community, Empowering Black Women to End AIDS.”ESSENCE Empowerment Experience with Alicia KeysThe hour-long program will open with a one-on-one with Ms. Keys about her passion for ending AIDS to be followed by an engaging and inspiring conversation with women whose lives have been touched by HIV and how they responded. Among those joining Ms. Keys on the stage in conversation: Kym, a young professional who found out she was positive when her new husband became sick and died as a result of HIV/AIDS, and Teresa, a mother whose unconditional love of her HIV positive son has helped him to maintain his treatment and thrive in the face of this disease. At the close of the program the panel will respond to questions from the audience.The ESSENCE Empowerment Experience is part of the hugely popular ESSENCE Festival, one of the largest and most powerful gatherings in the nation. Prominent cultural icons, celebrities and community leaders convene for thought provoking conversations on health, education, politics, love and relationships, to offer solutions for the audience’s day-to-day lives. The Empowerment Experience is free to Festival attendees and the New Orleans community.Of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States today, one in four is a woman. Women of color have been especially hard hit, accounting for the majority of new infections occurring among women in this country. If current trends continue, it is estimated that one in 32 Black women will contract HIV in her lifetime.The program is presented as part the Empowered campaign, launched in 2013 by Greater Than AIDS and featuring Ms. Keys to reach women about HIV/AIDS and the role we all play in helping to end the epidemic. Through targeted media messages, community outreach and special promotions, the campaign promotes specific ways women are empowered in the face of HIV/AIDS, including: • EMPOWERED to know the facts about HIV/AIDS, including the impact of HIV on women • EMPOWERED to speak openly about HIV/AIDS with family, friends and others in our lives • EMPOWERED to protect ourselves and our loved ones • EMPOWERED to ask to be tested and to know doing so is an act of pride, not shame • EMPOWERED to live full and healthy lives and help prevent spread of disease if positive by staying on treatmentThe program is organized by ESSENCE together with Greater Than AIDS co-founders, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Black AIDS Institute, and Alicia Keys Worldwide. Gilead Sciences, Inc. contributed financial resources to support the program.Over the three days of the ESSENCE Festival, July 4-6, in the Convention Center, Greater Than AIDS together with the Louisiana Office of Public Health and the Black AIDS Institute will provide free daily on-site HIV testing as well as a photo / video booth and other activations to bring attention to the impact of HIV. (Greater Than AIDS Booth #1800 in Hall D.)For more information about Greater Than AIDS and the Empowered campaign, including for more details about Alicia Keys’ appearance at the 2014 ESSENCE Empowerment Experience, visit www.greaterthan.org/empowered.Source:PR Newswire read more
Filming dates: October 15th to December 9th.It’s not news for some Vancouver film crew. I spotted a G.I. Joe t-shirt this week at a location shoot.Silent ninja commando Snake Eyes is one of the most popular G.I. Joe characters. He played a big role in the second movie, G.I. Joe: Retribution, with an aerial battle between him and the ninjas of his arch enemy Storm Shadow, who happens to be Snake Eyes’ blood brother. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Who’s coming back for the third movie in the G.I. Joe franchise?G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes will film in Vancouver this Fall. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter read more
Casablanca – Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education activist, travelled to Nigeria to give hope and strength to the concerned families at an international hotel in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. During her visit, she aims to campaign on behalf of the Nigerian kidnapped girls to appeal for their release and their right to education.Viewing the abducted girls as her sisters, the young Pakistani activist declared: “ I am going to stand up for them.” Malala Yousafzai is a 17-year-old activist known worldwide. In early 2009, young Yousafzai anonymously wrote a blog for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule while promoting her views on women’s education. In 2012, she barely survived 3 gunshot wounds inflicted by a Taliban hit-man in Pakistan. Activists hope that Malala’s activism in Nigeria will help bring the girls back to their homes.At a small gathering in the hotel’s conference room, Malala, her father and relatives of the kidnapped girls gathered with the intention of spreading more awareness and putting more pressure on the local government. Malala also granted the families with moral support by talking about her incident and how important it is to speak up for one’s right.90 days of uncertainty of their daughters’ futures has left a lot of parents on the brink of despair.According to BBC World News, one father of the abducted girls stated: “Is it because we’re [a] poor country people that the government isn’t doing anything? Suppose these were the daughters of someone important; would they still be in the forest after 90 days?”Moreover, parents fear that their daughters will be married off against their will as Boko Haram threatened. Parents are also afraid that their daughters have been physically abused or raped.Although Boko Harram proposed to free the girls in exchange for the government to release its men from prison, the Nigerian army opposed the deal.The viral #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign has already reached numerous celebrities and non-celebrities, pressuring the government to bring back the girls in a healthy condition. read more
Canadian stocks declined Wednesday amid a big acquisition by Encana and a flood of corporate earnings.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 32.62 points to 14,579.67.The Canadian dollar was down 0.17 of a cent to 91.75 cents US.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) shares were up $1.08, or 4.4 per cent, to $25.64 after it announced a deal to roughly double its oil production with a $3.1-billion acquisition of oil-producing properties in the Eagle Ford shale formation in south Texas.The deal with Freeport-McMoRan covers property which produced about 53,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the first quarter of 2014.Meanwhile, U.S. markets turned lower amid testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that the U.S. economy is improving but notes that the job market remains “far from satisfactory” and inflation below the Fed’s target rate.The Dow Jones industrials lost 17.98 points to 16,383.04, the Nasdaq fell 49.1 points to 4,031.66, and the S&P 500 index was down 5.16 points to 1,862.56.Yellen told Congress’ Joint Economic Committee that she expects low borrowing rates will continue to be needed for a “considerable time.”At the same time, Yellen said geopolitical tensions, a renewal of financial stress in emerging markets and a faltering housing recovery are potential threats.It was another heavy day for earnings from corporate Canada as pipeline company Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) posted a quarterly profit of $390 million or 47 cents per diluted share, compared with a profit of $250 million or 31 cents per diluted share a year ago. Revenue totalled $10.52 billion, up from $7.9 billion in the first three months of 2013. Ex-items, earnings came in at 60 cents, three cents ahead of estimates. Its shares slipped six cents to $52.93.Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) shares climbed 20 cents to $11.33 as quarterly net income was $491 million, or 47 cents per share, compared to a net loss of $213 million or 21 cents per share in the first quarter last year.Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI) earned $90.9 million or 66 cents per share, up from $86.2 million or 56 cents per share in the same quarter of 2013. However, the results fell short of the average analyst estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters of 68 cents per share. Its shares dipped 46 cents to $59.22.It was another tough day for the tech sector, particularly in the U.S. where investors have been rotating out of biotech and technology stocks that ran up sharply last year and are now deemed a bit too rich.On the TSX, Avigilon Corp. (TSXL:AVO) tumbled $3.91 to $22.22 ahead of the release of earnings after the close. In New York, Twitter fell 4.6 per cent to US$30.39 after plunging almost 18 per cent Tuesday.On the commodity markets, June crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 48 cents to US$99.98 a barrel and the energy sector gained 0.5 per cent.The base metals sector was down 0.35 per cent as June copper slipped four cents to US$3.02 a pound.June bullion faded $12.80 to US$1,295.80 an ounce and the gold sector dropped 1.34 per cent. read more
Vasantha Senanayake took oaths today as the Minister of Tourism and Wildlife. Speaking to reporters at Temple Trees yesterday Senanayake said he will only support a UNP Prime Minister. United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa today said that he was disappointed that UNP Parliamentarian Vasantha Senanayake joined the Government of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.Asked by reporters about Senanayake accepting a Ministerial post in the new cabinet, Premadasa said he was very disappointed. Senanayake said that he had some concerns over the direction the UNP is heading.However he said that in Parliament he will only support the Prime Minister nominated by the UNP, whoever that may be. (Colombo Gazette) read more
“We cannot continue to clean the floor while the tap is open. The old paradigm that humanitarian intervention is first and development later is not a viable policy in the case of South Sudan,” Taban Deng Gai told the world body in New York. He commended the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), the African Union and international partners to shun and isolate political actors that sought power through violence.“Nonetheless, we do not wish to delude ourselves that peace, unity and development can be achieved overnight,” he said, adding that “the realization of peace takes time.” He said South Sudan would redouble its efforts to improve access for humanitarian access, but hopes that the international community would recalibrate its development and humanitarian support. Mr. Deng also noted the need for policies to be “South Sudanese-led’ and “home grown” if they are to achieve sustainable results. The ultimate goal, Mr. Deng said, is “to give an opportunity for peace to all South Sudanese which will enable them to choose their own leaders through free, fair and credible elections.” He added that the country has witnessed refugees and internally displaced persons gradually voluntarily returning to their villages, and the National Dialogue Initiative announced by President Salva Kiir is making progress. Full statement available here read more
A letter to the Brock community from University President Jack Lightstone As announced a few weeks ago, a Human Rights Task Force is being set up to review the University’s human rights policies, processes, services and supports, and to make recommendations for advancing human rights at Brock. The task force will include representatives from staff, faculty, students and administration as well as external representation.Today I am writing to invite nominations for the staff, student and faculty representatives. Candidates may nominate themselves or may nominate other staff, student or faculty representatives.Nominations must include (1) a short paragraph outlining the nominee’s experience or interest in human rights issues and concerns; and (2) confirmation that the nominee is willing to serve if appointed. Nominations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30 pm on Wednesday May 18.Nominations will be reviewed by the President, with a view to ensuring the task force includes engaged, informed individuals. Nominations are encouraged from individuals from equity seeking communities, including communities that are underrepresented because of race, ethnicity, disability, culture, language and religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age and persons of indigenous descent.Individuals will be selected based on their experience with and commitment to human rights, as well as the diverse perspectives and experiences they can contribute.I appreciate the deep interest and engagement the University community has shown on this important issue. The task force has a mandate to consult broadly with the Brock community, so everyone’s participation is critical.Once the task force is established, it will provide further details on how it will engage with the University community.If you have any questions about the task force or this process, please contact the University Secretary at email@example.com.Sincerely,Jack Lightstone, President and Vice-Chancellor read more
Recently crowned Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson joined the Texas Rangers for spring training this week, raising questions about whether he might someday play professional baseball in addition to football. (The Seattle Seahawks quarterback played college baseball and was drafted by the Rangers last June.)Wilson was diplomatic about his chances of two-sport stardom, emphasizing his commitment to football but refusing to rule out a future in baseball. But if he ever puts on both hats (or one hat and one helmet), Wilson would instantly be one of history’s most successful athletes of the baseball/football variety. He’s already joined a rarified club.Playing at the highest level in two sports is extraordinarily uncommon. Out of a pool of athletes numbering in the hundreds of thousands, only 129 — including Wilson but excluding Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston of Florida State, who hasn’t played professional baseball yet — have been assigned both a baseball ID (as a major or minor leaguer) and a football ID (as a college or professional player) in Sports-Reference.com’s database.Of those, just 61 played in both the NFL and MLB. The majority was unsuccessful: 43 of those 61 players produced zero or fewer career wins above replacement (WAR) in baseball and zero points of Approximate Value (AV) in football. (Both metrics are overall measures of value in their respective sports.)Wilson is special. He’s never created any WAR on a major-league diamond, but he has 32 lifetime AV in two NFL seasons. Only two players who also played in baseball’s big leagues ever generated more career NFL value: Deion Sanders (148 AV) and 1960s-era Green Bay Packers safety Tom Brown (34 AV). (If you’re wondering, Bo Jackson only generated 24 AV before injuries cut his career short.)Wilson hasn’t made it to the big leagues yet. In fact, as a minor leaguer in the Colorado Rockies’ system, he never advanced past the Single A level. Focusing on his preparation for the NFL draft, Wilson declined the Rockies’ invitation to spring training in 2012, and that was probably a wise decision after an unimpressive 2011 campaign. He finished last in OPS (on-base plus slugging) among qualified hitters in the South Atlantic League.Most likely, Wilson will join the likes of John Elway, Ken Stabler, Ricky Williams and other great NFL players in Sports-Reference’s database who were gifted enough athletically to play professional baseball, albeit only in the minor leagues. That accomplishment might not be the pinnacle of achievement in both sports, but it’s exceedingly rare in its own right. read more
For more than 50 years, British people have shown their love for curry by declaring that they are “going for a Ruby Murray”. last night Tim Murray, the son of the Belfast-born singer who died… Numerous Indian restaurants, takeaways and spicy recipes have been named after the 1950’s singer ever since she became synonymous with fiery food through the famous cockney rhyming slang. Earlier this month, Tariq Aziz, a Middlessex business, secured a trade mark giving him exclusive rights to use her name for all things related to curry. But The Telegraph can reveal that the name Ruby Murray is at the centre of a battle to try to establish exactly who has the right to use it in connection with fiery food. read more
The prospective sale of, exploration company, Adelaide Resources’ Eucla Basin assets to, Australian based resources company, Iluka Resources for a sum of A$5 million has now been confirmed. The sale was subject to the completion of legal due diligence and the granting of ministerial consent to the transfer of the mineral tenements that were the subject of the transaction. The sale conditions have now been satisfied and settlement occurred earlier today.Receipt of the sale consideration has boosted Adelaide’s level of cash and liquid investments to approximately A$7.5 million. This strong cash balance places the company in a good financial position, negating the need for fundraising in the near term, while allowing it to actively pursue opportunities created by the prevailing market.The Eucla Basin project was previously a joint venture between Adelaide Resources and Iluka, named the Colona joint venture. Located northwest of Ceduna in South Australia, it was formed in 2004 to explore the Eucla Basin tenements for mineral sand deposits. read more
croatiaHandball Riorio 2016 Croatia joined Denmark on Olympic way! The bronze medal winners beat Norway 27:21 (14:7) at the replay of third place match from Krakow at EHF EURO 2016. Goalie Ivan Stevanović had fantastic evening with 16 saves (48%) while Domagoj Duvnjak netted six goals for the fourth Croatian Olympic tournament in a row!STATISTICS ← Previous Story Slovenia and Sweden to Rio! Next Story → Macedonia looking for a new coach – Obrvan resigns
Share Tweet Email1 ‘If you have the death penalty, you can’t be in the EU’ – The simple message to Turkey Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue 17,014 Views EUROPEAN COMMISION CHIEF Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that any return of the death penalty in Turkey would be a “red line” in the country’s stalled EU membership bid.“If the death penalty is reintroduced in Turkey, that would lead to the end of negotiations,” he told Sunday’s edition of Germany’s Bild newspaper, calling it a “red line”.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on yesterday he expected parliament to approve the restoration of capital punishment after next month’s referendum on controversial consitutional changes to expand his powers.Juncker nevertheless said he was opposed to a complete halt to all membership negotiations with Turkey.“It makes no sense to try to calm (Erdogan’s) nerves by stopping negotiations that are not even taking place.”German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel went even further, saying in an interview with Der Spiegel: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 58 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3295624 Short URL By AFP Protesters wave flags outside the Dutch consulate in Istanbul. Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 1:34 PM Mar 19th 2017, 1:34 PM Image: Emrah Gurel/PA Images Protesters wave flags outside the Dutch consulate in Istanbul. Image: Emrah Gurel/PA Images Turkey abolished the death penalty in 2004 and the EU has repeatedly made clear that any move to restore it would scupper Ankara’s membership bid.But Turkish ministers say they need to respond to popular demand for the return of capital punishment to deal with the ringleaders of the attempted coup in July.“What Hans and George say is not important for me,” Erdogan said, using two common European names. “What the people say, what the law says, that’s what is important for us.”Turkey and Europe are locked in a diplomatic crisis after Germany and the Netherlands blocked Turkish ministers from campaigning for a ‘yes’ vote in the 16 April referendum, which opponents fear will create one-man rule.In response, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu threatened to “blow the mind” of Europe by sending 15,000 refugees a month to EU territory, which would endanger a year-old migrant deal between Ankara and Brussels to reduce the flow of migrants.“Turkey will not back out of the accord, even if Erdogan has told me several times he wanted to,” Juncker said. Turkey has no interest in ceding “control” of its borders to “human traffickers and criminals”.© – AFP 2017Read: ‘You’ve lost Turkey as a friend’: Erdoğan goes on tirade against Merkel, Hollande, and the EU >Read: ‘Broken character’ … ‘repugnant falsehood’: Netherlands-Turkey diplomatic crisis deepens > We are farther away than ever from Turkey’s accession to the EU. read more
Organisations located at Chiswick Park marked Earth Day on Friday 22 April with a lunchtime event for the 8,000 employees on site.The Go Green event included tree-planting activities in line with Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work’s sustainability strategy and Let’s Get Planting initiative.Employees at the organisations based at Chiswick Park, which include Discovery Communications, OpenBet, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Virgin Active, among others, had the opportunity to attend workshops focusing on energy saving, biodiversity, waste and recycling.Staff could also take a turn riding a smoothie bike, which enables riders to make healthy smoothies while cycling. The event coincided with the culmination of a 24-hour charity cycling challenge undertaken by OpenBet employee James Howard, which aimed to raise awareness about alternative methods of transportation.Resident organisations Discovery and Virgin Active also showcased their sustainability initiatives, such as green gym equipment and meat-free Mondays.Gareth Bain, head of brand at Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work, said: “The Go Green event is line with the Chiswick Park sustainability strategy in ensuring that we all work together to make the planet better for the next generation. If we all come together and do just a little bit, we will make a big difference. It’s about taking small steps in the right direction.”Mara Cummings, vice-president, global real estate planning and development at Discovery Communications, added: “The Go Green eco event in Chiswick Park on Earth Day is a chance for everyone to rally behind conservation with simple and achievable actions, big or small that make a real difference.“We recently introduced meat-free Mondays and water sold in cartons instead of plastic bottles in the staff café and are always looking at new ways that we can protect and nurture the planet for future generations.” read more
Stay on target iOS 13 Forces You to Make Eye Contact While FaceTimingScreenshots of iOS 13 ‘Dark Mode’ Leaked Ahead of WWDC Storks, like other birds, aren’t known for being particularly big cell phone users. Researchers were understandably puzzled when one appeared to have racked up a massive bill.Polish conservationists at Grupa EkoLogiczna (EcoLogic) have been tracking the migratory habits of white storks for some time. Earlier this year, they stopped receiving GPS data from a male stork named Kajtek. Kajtek’s tracker had last checked in at the end of his 6,000km yearly trip from Poland to the Blue Nile valley in Sudan.Then one day Kajtek checked back in unexpectedly. Monthly statements for EcoLogic’s SIM cards arrived and the one assigned to him had been used to make 20 phone calls and had run up $2,700 in charges. Clearly, Kajtek hadn’t made those calls… so what happened?EcoLogic believes that someone pilfered the SIM card from Kajtek’s tracking collar, popped it into a phone and went to town. They also believe that he’s no longer alive. Katjek, that is… not whoever was making the calls.What EcoLogic doesn’t know is how Katjek and his SIM card came to be separated. Their hope is that he died of natural causes and the thief snatched the card after the fact. The more grizzly alternative is that the thief saw the tracker, knew there was a SIM card inside, and killed Katjek to get it.The white storks EcoLogic is tracking aren’t an endangered species — there are an estimated 700,000 of the birds spread around Eastern and Western Europe and Africa. Their habitat is being threatened in a number of places, however, which has kept the storks on the IUCN Red List for the past 30 years.Thankfully, their position has improved greatly in that time. Back in 1988, the white stork was classed as “near threatened.” Today, it’s a species of least concern.Those of you who enjoy a good animal live stream, be sure to head over to EcoLogic’s website and check out their feed from a white stork nest!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. read more
Kolkata: Bengal government is planning to incorporate latest technologies to reduce the distribution and transmission losses, state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said.Speaking at the 9th Energy Conclave organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at a city hotel on Friday, the minister announced that his department is planning to add 2000MW over the next five years, including 300MW of solar power.”The power department has been considering various options to reduce the distribution losses. At the same time, we are planning to generate another 2000MW of power over the next five years. There will be a mix of thermal, solar, hydro and other alternative sources in the capacity addition,” Chattopadhyay maintained. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeApart from introducing latest technologies to reduce distribution losses, efforts are also made to improve the quality of power. The minister said the old thermal power plants will gradually be replaced by modern facilities to improve power generating efficiency. The power department will adopt most advanced technology to reduce distribution losses.He also said the state government has made significant improvement in the field of power generation. Renewable energy has been given special thrust since Mamata Banerjee came to power. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe renewable energy has become an important component for achieving energy security, said the minister.”When we came to power, merely 1MW solar power had been generated in the state, but now the solar capacity of the state would be around 200MW. Around 300MW of solar capacity will be added in the next five years,” the minister added. Speaking at the programme, Damodar Vallley Corporation (DVC) Chairman Prabir Kumar Mukhopadhyay said there is a plan to set up a 1500MW of pump storage facility at Jahrkhand’s Bokaro at an estimated cost of Rs 5,200 crore. The new project would come up at Lugu Pahar near Bokaro. A pre-feasibility study has been completed. A detailed project report will be prepared and be completed in the next two years, Mukhopadhyay said.”The total project cost is estimated at Rs 5,200 crore and will act as a storage facility for solar power generating units,” he said on the sidelines of the Energy Conclave on Friday.He also said they are expecting to start selling power to Bangladesh within a month.Speaking at the occasion, Md Abdul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh said: “We are currently importing around 700MW of power from India and an import of about 500 MW of additional power will be commenced soon.”Bangladesh has signed an agreement with an Indian company to import 600-800MW of power through a dedicated transmission line, Azad said on the sidelines of the Energy Conclave. read more
Guests:Gary Myers – NY Post writer to discuss Odell Beckham’s comments that he wants to be the highest paid overall player in the NFL; and if he’s worth it.Nate Newton – Super Bowl champ with the Cowboys joins the show to talk Cowboys camp; cutting Lucky Whitehead; and how Jerry Jones has stuck by him in tough times.RJ Bell – Pregame.com stops by the show to talk NFL betting odds; over/unders; and why the sharps are 90% on Mayweather.Chris Mannix – Yahoo Sports NBA Writer joins the show to talk Kyrie Irving trade scenarios; and why the Rockets could make a play for LeBron next season. Minnesota has the most to offer the Cavs in a Kyrie Irving tradeThe Cavs are going to trade Kyrie Irving, now they have to figure out which team can offer them the best package. Many insiders think Boston has the most to offer in a trade, but Colin vehemently disagrees. He doesn’t think Boston’s collection of B players and draft picks is close to enough value for a star like Irving.Typically, the team giving up the star player gets fleeced by trying to haul in as many assets as possible, but without a star in return, they always lose the trade. Colin thinks the best chance the Cavs have to get a player comparable to Irving is by working out a deal with Minnesota for Andrew Wiggins.Wiggins averaged 24 points-per-game last year sand is freakishly athletic. He would be elevated in Cleveland with LeBron, and could more effectively guard Kevin Durant id Cleveland and Golden State met in the Finals again. No way Odell Beckham should be paid like a starting quarterbackOdell Beckham might be the most popular player in the NFL, at any position. Beckham recently made comments that when it comes time to negotiate his next contract, he doesn’t just want to be the highest paid receiver in the league, he wants to be the highest paid player in the NFL.Colin thinks Beckham is an incredible talent, but paying him like a quarterback is ludicrous. Even though OBJ has put up monster stats, he only touches the ball 10 times in a good week, and the Giants are only 13-11 in games when he catches a TD, and have a losing record when he has 100 yards receiving. He just doesn’t affect the game in the same way that even a middle-tier QB like an Eli Manning does because he touches the ball on every play.The Giants should pay Beckham…like a wide receiver. read more
The breach was an embarrassing showing for the U.S. government’s vaunted computer-defense system for civilian agencies — dubbed “Einstein” — which is costing $376 million this year alone. It’s supposed to detect unusual Internet traffic that might reflect hacking attempts or stolen data being transmitted outside the government.A wide range of information is prized by spies — classified military secrets but also economic strategy and internal foreign policy debates.This latest breach occurred in December but wasn’t discovered until April, officials say. It was made public Thursday.“The scale of it is just staggering,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. There’s no telling how many more attacks could be spawned by the information stolen in this case, he said.Although most Americans think of identity thieves stealing from credit card or bank accounts, the information about civilian federal workers has other value for spies.“They’re able to identify people who are in positions with access to significant national security information and can use personal data to target those individuals,” said Payne, the counterintelligence official. “The kind of data that may have been compromised in this incident could include name, Social Security Number, date and place of birth, job assignments, training files, performance ratings and current and former addresses,” Schumach said in an email.The breach occurred at a network maintained by the Department of Interior, which also houses the personnel agency’s files. Schumach said agencies share computer systems partly to save money — and it’s also supposed to strengthen security.Security experts said the hackers may have gone after the personnel agency because it’s an easier target than the Pentagon or National Security Agency.Private cybersecurity researchers said they believe the personnel agency was targeted by the same hackers who got into the Anthem and Primera health insurance groups last year.John Hultquist, head of cyberespionage intelligence at iSight, said the Dallas-based security firm had found evidence linking the insurance and government attacks, but declined to say whom they suspect. “We think they are creating a database they can leverage for follow-on espionage,” Hultquist said.A spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence declined to discuss whether there was evidence against China or whether intelligence agency employees were among those whose information was compromised. Comments Share New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober WASHINGTON (AP) — An immense hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets.Federal employees were told in a video Friday to change all their passwords, put fraud alerts on their credit reports and watch for attempts by foreign intelligence services to exploit them. That message came from Dan Payne, a senior counterintelligence official for the Director of National Intelligence. Top Stories “Some of you may think that you are not of interest because you don’t have access to classified information,” he said. “You are mistaken.”Federal officials said Friday the cyberattack appeared to have originated in China, but they didn’t point fingers directly at the Chinese government. The Chinese said any such accusation would be “irresponsible and unscientific.”“We know that the attack occurred from somewhere in China, but we don’t know whether it was an individual or a group or a nation-state attack,” said Rep. Jim Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat and leading voice in Congress on cybersecurity. He added, though that it had “all the hallmarks of a nation-state attack.”White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he couldn’t divulge much while the case was under investigation. Still, he noted that investigators “are aware of the threat that is emanating from China.”One U.S. official said the breach of data involving more than 4 million past and present federal workers was being investigated as a national security matter. That suggests authorities believe a nation was behind it rather than a more loosely organized gang of cybercriminals. The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke only on condition of anonymity. How do cataracts affect your vision? He said details from personnel files could be used to craft personalized phony messages to trick workers. Federal employees who think they’re opening an email from co-workers or family members might infect their computers with a program that would steal more information or install spy software.Spies also could use details about an employee’s interests or background to befriend them and try to manipulate them into revealing secrets.Kevin Mitnick, a former hacker who now runs Mitnick Security Consulting of Las Vegas, called confidential details about federal employees “a gold mine.”“What’s the weakest link in security?” Mitnick said. “The human. Now you know all about your target.”The hackers may have made off with even more information about workers who undergo security clearance background checks. That information includes the names of family, neighbors, even old bosses and teachers, as well as reports on vices, arrests and foreign contacts.However, OPM spokesman Samuel Schumach said there was no evidence to suggest that security clearance information collected by OPM was compromised. It’s stored separately from routine personnel files, he said. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement U.S. investigators have improved their ability to attribute cyberattacks in recent years, officials said, and Chinese attacks often have identifiable signatures.The Homeland Security Department noted that the Einstein defenses were just one part of the government’s cybersecurity, and said it was used to confirm the breach. But that’s like a smoke alarm sounding after the house burned down.Einstein also helped understand how the break-in happened and protect against a repeat of a similar attempt.“It didn’t fare so well,” said James Lewis, a leading cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think-tank. “It’s only a victory if you defeat the opponent, and we didn’t.”___Associated Press writers Kevin Freking, Brandon Bailey, Raphael Satter, Jim Kuhnhenn, Darlene Superville and Connie Cass contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Graphic explains where the Einstein computer system failed; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm; 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories read more
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