Goodyear halts tire production in Venezuela as economy slips

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela — U.S. tire company Goodyear has announced it will no longer continue production in Venezuela as economic conditions in the South American nation continue to deteriorate.Spokesman Eduardo Arguelles confirmed to The Associated Press Monday that Goodyear-Venezuela has decided to stop producing tires.Arguelles said the company’s goal had been to maintop operations but that “economic conditions and U.S. sanctions have made this impossible.”Goodyear is the latest international corporation to cease operations in Venezuela, which is suffering hyperinflation and an economic contraction worse than the U.S. Great Depression.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Over 14kg of cocaine seized in Mohammed V airport police

first_imgCasablanca- The police services at the Mohammed V airport arrested, on Saturday, a sub-Saharan national carrying 14.280 kg of cocaine. The drug was hidden in the suitcase of the trafficker who was coming from a Latin American country, chief of the airport’s judiciary police Abdelhadi Siba told the press. The attempt of smuggling hard drug into Morocco was foiled thanks to the vigilance of law enforcement officers who scanned the suitcase and discovered the illegal substance, he added.last_img read more

Video Footage Shows Disastrous Conditions in Moroccos Major Hospital

By Sapha BouamaraRabat – Video footage recently published by Moroccan Magazine Telquel shows the critical and disastrous condition of the Ibn Sina Hospital Center (CHIS) children’s section.The video depicts women and infants sleeping on the hospital floor due to the facilities’ lack of professionalism as well as the lack of sufficient space to accommodate the masses needing care. On a regular basis, poor families from all over Morocco travel to Rabat, seeking medical help in the Ibn Sina Hospital Center. While Ibn Sina is one of the largest public hospitals in Morocco, it fails to accommodate the high volume of visitors each and every day.Faced with these harsh conditions, poor families have no choice but to cope with the painful circumstances and wait for medical help that can take hours, or in some cases, days.Abdelali Rami, president of Forum Des Associations de l’Enfance (Mountada Attoufoula) received the footage from hospital personnel who recorded the scene on a cell phone.“The video was sent to us by a member of the medical staff. It shows the disastrous conditions at the [hospital] reception, including a huge shortage of beds,” Mr. Rami was quoted by Telquel as saying.The association contacted Mr. El Housseine El Ouaradi, Minister of Health, to respond as quickly as possible to find a solution in order to avoid placing mothers and their infants at risk in this unprofessional and harmful manner.Mr. Abdelali Rami continued: “The Minister has established good momentum in the sector, but more work remains to be done. This is the message we want to convey.” read more

Vigilance against Zika virus should remain high UN health agency says in

The new WHO data also lists countries where the Aedes aegypti mosquito is present, but where there is no sign of the Zika virus.The insect is considered to be the main transmitter of the disease, which has been identified in more than 80 countries to date. As such, WHO says that overall, the global risk assessment has not changed and “the [Zika virus] continues to spread geographically to areas where competent vectors are present. The current data adds some 70 countries to the list of those considered to be ‘at-risk.’ These are countries where there’s no sign of the virus, but where the Aedes aegypti mosquito is present; it is considered to be the main carrier of the virus.Speaking to UN News in Geneva, WHO technical Officer Monika Gehner said: “[The new guidance] helps us because now we can assess risks more precisely. Now, even if you do not have Zika virus transmission, but if you have the Aedes aegypti mosquito, you are at risk of Zika virus transmission.”She went on to stress that amid surging global travel, “a traveller who is infected with Zika virus may go to an area in a country and in fact mosquitos that are established there, and a mosquito can then transmit to other people and so on, so you have a cycle of transmission.” The aim of this new WHO guidance is not to spread alarm. Instead, it’s a call to governments to do more to prevent the spread of Zika.This requires greater surveillance of mosquito populations and research into suspected Zika infections, as well as better diagnostic techniques and updated health advice to at-risk communities and travellers. read more

Sydney Terwilleger to Continue Soccer Career at USU Eastern

Emery High’s Sydney Terwilleger has committed to playing soccer for USU Eastern for the upcoming season.In her career with the Spartans, Terwilleger played mostly on the right wing and as a defender.Sydney is the daughter of Ron and Raelene Terwilleger. The family resides in Huntington.

Golder and Sedgman outline Pumpkin Hollow openpit potential for Nevada Copper

first_imgThe preliminary economic assessment on Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow open-pit project has given the company food for thought, just as it starts construction on the underground mine.Golder Associates and Sedgman Canada produced the PEA, which showed a 37,000 t/d (short) open-pit mine producing 80,286 t/y of payable copper at a C1 cash cost of $1.67/Ib (net of by-product credits) could be built for $592 million.This plan is a departure from the 70,000 t/d (short) open-pit project outlined in 2013, which would have required $926 million of upfront capital and produced 85,900 t/y of copper over a 23-year mine life.The latest PEA envisages an expansion to 70,000 t/d (short) in year eight of the mine, costing an additional $447 million, but would see higher-grade ore mined in the first five years of operation to increase the potential returns and decrease the amount of pre-stripping required.Matt Gili, President and CEO of Nevada Copper, said: “The phased development approach…aligns with our strategy of pursuing optionality through low-capital intensity and staged production growth to generate shareholder returns. We have used this same margin-over-tonnes philosophy with the Pumpkin Hollow underground mine, which will be in production in 2019, and we are looking forward to the next steps in advancing the open-pit project.”The Nevada Copper board signed off on the construction of the underground mine late last month.Pumpkin Hollow Underground is expected to process 5,000 t/d and produce some 50 MIb/y (22,680 t/y) of copper over a 13.5-year life at all-in sustaining costs of $1.96/Ib.The open-pit project, meanwhile, is envisaged as a conventional truck-and-shovel operation planned to use a combination of hydraulic and electric cable shovels and haul trucks.The mining fleet includes 240 t class trucks, loaded by a 45 yd3 (34 m3) diesel-hydraulic and electric shovel and 22 yd3 (17 m3) wheel loader. Drill and blast will be undertaken with track mounted drill rigs drilling 10 ¾ inch (273 mm) holes.The treatment technology proposed for the project is conventional flotation concentration. The processing plant will consist of crushing and grinding circuits, followed by a flotation process to recover and upgrade copper and silver from the feed material.Crushed material with the approximate particle grind size P80 of 6 inch (152 mm), will be fed to the grinding circuit via SAG mill feed conveyor. Oversized material from the SAG mill trommel screen will be conveyed to the pebble crusher. The pebble crusher will discharge to the SAG mill.The product from the SAG mill will be fed into the grinding cyclone feed pump-box, from where it will be pumped to the primary cyclopack. The cyclone underflow product will report via chute to the ball mill for further grinding. The cyclone overflow product, with the approximate particle grind size P80 of 150 microns, is the final ground product and will report to the rougher flotation conditioning tank.Flotation will consist of one rougher and two stages of cleaner flotation, with the single tower/Vertimill being used for the fine grinding of the rougher concentrate.The copper concentrate will be thickened using a hi-rate thickener and the underflow pumped to the agitated stock tank prior to filtration, and the thickener overflow will be collected in the process water tank.The tailings will be disposed of by dry stacking of filtered tailings. The tailings will be thickened prior to moving onto the tailings filtration plant.last_img read more

Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic overtakes Croatia from the next summer

aixcroatiaSlavko GoluzaZvonimir Noka Serdarusic The first pick for the new Croatian NT coach is Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic. Legendary coach of THW Kiel, with whom he wrote one of the best chapters of the handball history with 10 titles of the DKB Bundesliga and EHF CL trophy in 2008, currently working in the French team Aix, but the deal with the Croatian Handball Federation is almost done according to Croatian media.“I speak with Zoran Gobac (vice-president of CHF), but national team has not been our topic until now”, said Serdarusic and added, “My plan is to go back to Croatia after the end of contract with Aix next summer”.Serdarusic led Slovenia at EHF EURO 2010 in Austria, where they finished 11th.Current Croatian coach Slavko Goluza will probably stay on the bench until the end of qualifications for the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in June, but after sixth place at Qatar 2015, he lost the support of Federation and media. ← Previous Story ZRK Vardar and Kim Rasmussen go their separate ways after only 28 days! Next Story → Polish Kielce on Croatian wings until 2018! read more

Les cancers les plus graves provoqués par un complexe de protéines

first_imgLes cancers les plus graves provoqués par un complexe de protéinesUn complexe de protéines serait à l’origine des cancers les plus graves. C’est en tout cas ce qu’auraient découvert des chercheurs canadiens.Les cancers du pancréas, du poumon et du côlon, parmi les cancers les plus graves, seraient dus à la transmission d’un “signal anormal” par un complexe de protéines. Telle est la découverte de chercheurs canadiens, qui ont publié leurs résultats dans la revue Cell d’octobre dernier.À lire aussiCancer : définition, causes, types, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Pour parvenir à cette conclusion, les chercheurs ont étudié le signal RAS/MARK, dont ils avaient pu observer la dérégulation dans plusieurs tumeurs. C’est à travers cette démarche qu’ils ont pu identifier un nouveau mécanisme. Celui-ci enverrait ainsi à travers le signal RAS/MARK un message erroné, qui provoquerait alors la prolifération des cellules.Les auteurs de l’étude explique à Relaxnews : “Notre étude démontre qu’un complexe de protéines, l’EJC, contrôle la production de la protéine MAPK, qui agit directement sur la cellule. Lorsque ce complexe est déficient, la voie de signalisation est inhibée ; ce qui empêche la prolifération désordonnée de la cellule à l’origine de plusieurs cancers. Si nous ciblons l’EJC et les facteurs qui régulent son activité, nous pourrions potentiellement empêcher la transmission de signaux anormaux”. Cette découverte pourrait ouvrir la voix à de nouveaux traitements plus ciblés.Le 26 octobre 2010 à 16:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Bond 25 Becomes No Time To Die

first_imgStay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch: ‘Bond 25’ Film First Look Teases New 007-Themed Adventure The upcoming 25th official James Bond movie has seen its fair share of troubling news. No one would blame you for assuming the production is a complete disaster after all of the creative shake ups and cast injuries. Plus, it doesn’t even have a name yet. Calling it “Bond 25” just makes it sound fake, an item on a spreadsheet as opposed to a real movie.But today at least one of those issues have been resolved. Here’s the real title for Bond 25.Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US. #Bond25 #NoTimeToDie— James Bond (@007) August 20, 2019Bond 25 is now No Time To Die. It’s a very James Bond name with a swanky James Bond font. After all the artsy seven-letter titles of the last two Sam Mendes movies, Skyfall and Spectre, we’re back to a Bond name that’s a real morbid mouthful. And according to Twitter, not even having enough time to die is a real millennial mood.There’s just one tweak we would make though, based on a suggestion from our social media manager Pete Haas.Fixed the No Time to Die logo to make sure the millennials show up. #Bond25— Pete Haas (@dimeford) August 20, 2019No Time To Die hits theaters April 2020.  Aside from the title we haven’t learned anything else new about the film. Rami Malek is still the villain. Cast members Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Rory Kinnear all return.  Cary Joji Fukunaga directs with Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on the script. The story takes place partially in Jamaica. And Black woman Lashana Lynch may take the title of 007, leading to absolutely no drama whatsoever.last_img read more

Harrods QVC and Travis Perkins recognised as 2019s top employers

first_imgLuxury retailer Harrods, energy supply organisation Ovo Energy, retailer QVC, financial business Santander and building and construction supplier Travis Perkins are among the 90 organisations that have been certified as 2019’s top employers in the UK by independent HR certification organisation the Top Employers Institute.To gain certification, organisations must complete the Top Employers Institute’s global HR best practices survey, which asks around 100 questions covering 600 people development practices across 10 key topics.These topics include compensation and benefits, culture, talent strategy, workforce planning, talent acquisition, on-boarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development and career and succession management. Employers have to achieve a required minimum standard in order to be certified.David Plink, chief executive officer at the Top Employers Institute, said: “We believe that the 2019 certified organisations demonstrate exceptional conditions and encourage the development of these practices by putting their people first. These [organisations] help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, they are recognised as an employer of choice.”For 2019, 12 organisations have been certified for the first time. This includes beauty supplier Avon Cosmetics, Bouygues Construction, outsourcing and energy organisation Mitie Group and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group.Others certified this year include Bureau Veritas UK, DHL International, Experian, Goodyear UK, Heineken UK, JD Wetherspoons, Manchester Metropolitan University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, PepsiCo UK, Sackers, Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, Starbucks, Vauxhall Motors and Whitbread.Certified employers celebrated at an evening awards ceremony on Thursday 31 January 2019 at Hilton on Park Lane, London; more than 600 HR professionals attended the event.Katie White, HR director at Bureau Veritas, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be awarded this prestigious status for the seventh year running. At Bureau Veritas, we work hard to provide our valued employees with the best working environment possible and to have that recognised year-on-year is a great achievement.”Phil Sproston (pictured), UK country manager at the Top Employers Institute, added: “This year’s top employers are really leading the way when it comes to creating progressive people first HR practices. We’ve seen outstanding best practice across every aspect of the employee life-cycle; leading edge people strategies that are truly delivering a better world of work.”last_img read more

Top state ferry manager resigns

first_imgAlaska Marine Highway System Capt. Mike Neussl addresses the 2016 Southeast Conference in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The man overseeing the Alaska Marine Highway System is leaving his post.Listen nowCapt. Mike Neussl said he’s departing for personal, not professional reasons. He needs to leave the state for a while to care for an ailing family member. He said he’ll miss his co-workers, but not the long hours.“It’s an important job and I clearly enjoyed doing it. But it is a stressful job and these are very challenging times and it’s not been easy,” Neussl said.That’s because state budget cuts have forced the ferry system to reduce sailings, cut amenities and reorganize some of its services. It’s happened as costs have risen and the aging fleet has needed significant repairs.“We still provide ferry service to 35 communities and have a fleet of not quite 11 ships, we’re down a couple. But we’ve kept the system going despite some very significant budgetary challenges,” Neussl said.Neussl’s final day on the job will be Friday, May 12.Transportation Commissioner Marc Luiken said a replacement won’t be chosen right away.“I’m still working with the governor to kind of lay out the plan for leadership of the marine highway system. But at least for the near term, we’re going to operate with the folks we have in the leadership positions,” Luiken said.Neussl has been a Department of Transportation deputy commissioner for a little more than two years. He also ran the ferry system in 2011 and 2012. He’s a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain who left that post in 2010 after 30 years of service.Robert Venables, who chairs the state’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board, said Neussl will be missed.“He obviously had a firm grip on what was happening and he ran the operation as well as one could expect under the circumstances,” Venables said.Neussl’s departure comes as a panel of stakeholders considers alternative approaches to ferry management. So far, it has recommended the marine highway change from a state agency to a public corporation.Venables staffs that effort. He said Neussl’s resignation could impact the project.“Perhaps there’s an opportunity to take a look at that position and see what could be done structurally to bring about some changes that have been looked at in this AMHS reform project,” Venables said.It’s being done under the auspices of the regional development group Southeast Conference, with support from the state and other entities.Neussl said changing the organization of ferry management is worth considering if it helps the system survive.last_img read more

Libya mosque attack kills one injures 62

first_imgMembers of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country`s east strongman Khalifa Haftar, patrol the roads leading into the eastern city of Benghazi on 7 February, 2018. Photo: AFPTwin bomb blasts struck a mosque in Benghazi in eastern Libya on Friday, killing one person and wounding more than 62, the city’s main hospital said.The explosions hit the mosque at the start of weekly prayers in Libya’s second city, which lies 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) east of Tripoli, a security source told AFP.One bomb was hidden in a coffin in the courtyard of the mosque and another in a shoe cabinet at the entrance, the source added.At least one person was killed and 62 wounded, according to a spokeswoman for the city’s Al-Jala hospital, Fadia al-Barghathi.The blast follows twin car bombings on 24 January outside a mosque in Benghazi that left nearly 40 people dead.There was no claim of responsibility for that attack, which underscored the ongoing chaos in the Benghazi region which is controlled by the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar.Haftar, who opposes a UN-backed unity government based in Tripoli, announced Benghazi’s “liberation” from jihadists in July last year after a three-year campaign, but sporadic violence has continued.Libya has been wracked by violence and divisions since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a 2011 NATO-backed uprising.On 11 September, 2012, suspected jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda attacked the US consulate in Benghazi, killing ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.last_img

Trump claims a Big Win in midterm

first_imgUS president Trump gives thumbs up during campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo: reutersDonald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency and intrusive investigations from Democrats who won control of the US House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.Trump and his fellow Republicans expanded their control of the US Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, following a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race and immigration.But they lost their majority in the House, a setback for the president after a campaign that became a referendum on his combative leadership.The split power in Congress combined with Trump’s expansive view of executive power could herald even deeper political polarization and legislative gridlock in Washington.The Democrats will now head House committees that can investigate the president’s tax returns, possible business conflicts of interest and any links between his 2016 election campaign and Russia.There may be some room, however, for Trump and Democrats to work together on issues with bipartisan support such as a package to improve infrastructure or protections against prescription drug price increases.Trump made an unlikely gesture toward Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the House Democrats who he has frequently ridiculed, saying her party should pick her to be House Speaker in the new Congress that convenes in January.”In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor,” Trump wrote on Twitter.Earlier on Wednesday, he was less conciliatory, describing the elections results as a “very Big Win” and taking a swipe at the media. Trump was due to hold a news conference at the White House at 11:30 a.m. (1630 GMT).The Democrats fell short of a tidal wave of voter support that would have won them control of both chambers of Congress. But in the 435-member House, the party was headed for a gain of around 30 seats, beyond the 23 they needed to claim their first majority in eight years.A Senate majority would have allowed Democrats to apply even firmer brakes on Trump’s policy agenda and given them the ability to block any future Supreme Court nominees.The House Democrats could force Trump to scale back his legislative ambitions, possibly dooming his promises to fund a border wall with Mexico, pass a second major tax-cut package, or carry out his hardline policies on trade.“Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it’s about restoring the Constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration,” Pelosi told supporters at victory party.Losing the House will test Trump’s ability to compromise, something he has shown little interest in over the last two years with Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress.He hit back at the prospect of investigations by House Democrats, saying on Twitter that Republicans in Senate would counter with their own investigations of Democrats.GRIDLOCK?US stocks opened higher on Wednesday after the elections, while the dollar dropped on the reduced chances of further US fiscal stimulus.Financial markets often favor Washington gridlock because it preserves the status quo and reduces uncertainty.A Democrat-controlled House will hamper Trump’s pro-business agenda and could lead to uncertainty about his administration, but corporate tax cuts and deregulation measures that have played a large hand in the US stock market’s rally since the 2016 election are likely to remain untouched.”With the Democrats taking over the House we will now have to see what gridlock in Congress means for policy. As for the market impact, a split Congress has historically been bullish for equities and we expect to see the same pattern again,” said Torsten Slok, Chief International Economist of Deutsche Bank.Democrats will use their new majority to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republicans toward Trump’s foreign policy, and push for tougher dealings with Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea.Foreign policy has been an area that Trump has approached in a very personal way, sometimes antagonizing allies such as Canada while making what critics see as unduly warm overtures to traditional rivals or foes.Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Democrats could work with Republicans to produce a long-awaited bill to upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges and airports.”Of course, we want to work in a bipartisan fashion. I think we can get an infrastructure bill,” he said.Trump had hardened his rhetoric in recent weeks on issues that appealed to his conservative core supporters. He threw himself into the campaign, issuing warnings about a caravan of Latin American migrants headed through Mexico to the US border and condemnations of liberal American “mobs” he says oppose him.DEMOCRATIC PROBESEvery seat in the House was up for grabs on Tuesday and opinion polls had pointed to the Democratic gains. The party with the presidency often loses House seats in midterm elections.The Republicans had an advantage in Senate races because elections were held for only 35 seats in the 100-member chamber and many of them were in states that often lean Republican.Republicans built on their slim Senate majority by several seats and ousted four incumbent Democrats: Bill Nelson in Florida, Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota and Claire McCaskill in Missouri.Those gains are sure to bolster Republicans’ efforts to get conservative federal judges through confirmation proceedings. In the 36 gubernatorial contests, Democrats won in several states that supported Trump in 2016 but lost high-profile races in Florida and Ohio.Democrats could infuriate Trump by launching another congressional investigation into allegations of Russian interference on his behalf in the 2016 election. A federal probe by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s role in that election is ongoing.Moscow denies meddling and Trump, calling the Mueller probe a witchhunt, denies any collusion.A House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if evidence surfaced of collusion by his campaign, or of obstruction by the president of the federal investigation. But Congress could not remove him from office without a conviction by a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate, an unlikely scenario.Most Democratic candidates in tight races stayed away from harsh criticism of Trump during the midterm campaign’s final stretch, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like maintaining insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens.WOMEN, YOUNG, HISPANIC VOTERS FUEL GAINSThe Democratic gains were fueled by women, young and Hispanic voters, a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll found. Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared to 49 percent in the 2014 midterm congressional election.A record number of women ran for office this election, many of them Democrats. There were 237 women on ballots for House seats and at least 95 had won their races as of early Wednesday morning, shattering the previous record of 84 women in the House, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.The party picked up seats across the map but some of the campaign’s biggest Democratic stars lost.Liberal Beto O’Rourke’s underdog Senate campaign fell short in conservative Texas against Republican Ted Cruz. Andrew Gillum lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in his quest to become Florida’s first black governor.In Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams was seeking to become the first black woman to be elected governor of a US state. Her opponent, Brian Kemp, was ahead in a very close race early on Wednesday and Abrams said she would not concede until all the votes were counted.last_img read more

Bengal panchayat polls Mamatas TMC wins record 34 seats

first_imgIn an unprecedented development, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress has bagged 34% seats in yet-to-be conducted Panchayat Polls. There will be no polling in 20,076 seats of the total 58,692 seats in the forthcoming three-tier Panchayat polls in West Bengal because the ruling Trinamool Congress has won at about one-third seats uncontested.last_img

Google Increases User Privacy Controls

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on Reuters 2 min read June 1, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website on Monday that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.Users have been able to control certain privacy settings for months or years, such as whether to save web browser and location history, which is also used in targeted advertising.But managing the controls is confusing and time consuming because the settings are in various places across the web that are not always easy to find.Now users will be able to use My Account, which provides a privacy checkup and security checkup, or lists where people can check off which data they want to be public and private.Google’s new website answers frequently asked questions, such as whether the company sells personal data and what information is given to advertisers.”We knew that users find privacy and security really mysterious so we wanted to make it very approachable,” said Guemmy Kim, product manager for account controls and settings.Data control has become increasingly important to users in recent years as more day-to-day activity has moved to the Internet.In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked classified documents that showed the U.S. National Security Agency was engaging in mass collection of phone records, placing companies that have enormous amounts of data, such as Google, Facebook and Apple, under increasing scrutiny.Only 9 percent of people in a recent Pew survey felt they had a “lot” of control over their data.Monday’s rollout comes on the heels of newly increased app permissions for Android, which Google announced at its annual developer’s conference last week. The new system mirrors the app permissions on Apple’s iPhones, which do not allow apps to automatically access numerous types of data, such as location or phone contacts.(Reporting By Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Michael Perry)last_img read more

Microsoft Security Bulletins April 2016

first_imgMicrosoft Security Bulletins April 2016 by Martin Brinkmann on April 12, 2016 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 20 commentsThe Microsoft Security Bulletins overview for April 2016 provides you with detailed information about all security and non-security patches Microsoft released in the past 30 days for client and server versions of Windows, as well as other Microsoft products such as Office.The overview begins with an executive summary highlighting the most important information about this month’s Patch Day.It is followed by patch information for individual client and server operating systems, and other Microsoft products.What follows is the list of released security bulletins for April 2016, security advisories, and the list of non-security updates released in the past 30 days.This is followed by download instructions and links to resources that provide you with additional information.Microsoft Security Bulletins For April 2016Executive SummaryMicrosoft released a total of 13 bulletins in April 2016.Six security bulletins received the highest rating of critical, the remaining seven one of important, the second highest rating.All client and server versions of Windows are affected by vulnerabilities described in one or multiple critically rated bulletins.Other affected Microsoft products include Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint Server,Operating System DistributionAll client-based versions of Windows are affected by vulnerabilities fixed by the bulletins MS16-037, MS16-039 and MS16-040 while Windows 10 is also affected by vulnerabilities fixed by MS16-038.The reason for the additional bulletin is as usual Microsoft Edge which is exclusively available on Windows 10.MS16-037 is a cumulative update for Internet Explorer, Ms16-039 a security update for the Microsoft Graphics Component, and MS16-040 a security update for Microsoft XML Core Services.As far as important vulnerabilities are concerned, all client versions are affected by vulnerabilities described in Ms16-047 (Security Update for SAM and LSAD Remote Protocols). Windows 8.1, RT 8.1 and 10 are affected by MS16-048 (security issue in CSRSS), Windows 8.1 and 10 by MS16-045 (security issue in Windows Hyper-V), and Windows 10 by MS16-046 (security issue in Secondary logon).Windows Vista: 3 critical, 1 importantWindows 7: 3 critical, 1 importantWindows 8.1: 3 critical, 3 importantWindows RT 8.1: 3 critical, 2 importantWindows 10: 4 critical, 4 importantWindows Server 2008: 3 critical, 1 importantWindows Server 2008 R2: 2 critical, 4 important, 1 moderateWindows Server 2012 and 2012 R2: 2 critical, 1 moderateServer core: 2 critical, 3 importantOther Microsoft ProductsPatches for the following non-Windows Microsoft products were released this month:Microsoft Office 2007, 2010: 1 critical, 1 importantMicrosoft Office 2013, 2013 RT: 1 criticalMicrosoft Office 2016: 1 importantMicrosoft Office for Mac 2011, 2016: 1 importantMicrosoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3, Excel Viewer, Word Viewer: 1 critical, 1 importantMicrosoft SharePoint Server 2007: 1 importantMicrosoft SharePoint Server 2010, 2013: 1 criticalMicrosoft Office Web Apps 2010, 2013: 1 criticalSkype for Business 2016: 1 criticalMicrosoft Lync 2010, 2013: 1 criticalMicrosoft Live Meeting 2007 Console: 1 criticalSecurity BulletinsMS16-037 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3148531) – Critical Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.MS16-038 – Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3148532) – Critical – Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge.MS16-039 – Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3148522) – Critical – Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Office, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Lync. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits a webpage that contains specially crafted embedded fonts.MS16-040 – Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services (3148541) – Critical – Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user clicks a specially crafted link that could allow an attacker to run malicious code remotely to take control of the user’s system.MS16-041 – Security Update for .NET Framework (3148789) – Important – Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework.  The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker with access to the local system executes a malicious application.MS16-042 – Security Update for Microsoft Office (3148775)  – Critical – Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file.MS16-044 – Security Update for Windows OLE (3146706)  – Important – Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input.MS16-045 – Security Update for Windows Hyper-V (3143118) – Important – Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an authenticated attacker on a guest operating system runs a specially crafted application that causes the Hyper-V host operating system to execute arbitrary code.MS16-046 – Security Update for Secondary Logon (3148538) – Important – Elevation of PrivilegeThis security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.MS16-047 – Security Update for SAM and LSAD Remote Protocols (3148527) – Important – Elevation of PrivilegeThis security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker launches a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack.MS16-048 – Security Update for CSRSS (3148528) – Important – Security Feature BypassThis security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker logs on to a target system and runs a specially crafted application.MS16-049 – Security Update for HTTP.sys (3148795) – Important – Denial of ServiceThis security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a specially crafted HTTP packet to a target system.MS16-050  – Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3154132) – Critical – Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player when installed on all supported editions of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10.Security advisories and updatesMicrosoft Security Advisory 3152550 – Update to Improve Wireless Mouse Input FilteringMicrosoft is announcing the availability of an update to improve input filtering for certain Microsoft wireless mouse devices. The update enhances security by filtering out QWERTY key packets in keystroke communications issued from receiving USB wireless dongles to wireless mouse devices.Non-security related updatesUpdate for Windows 10 Version 1511 (KB3147458) – This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update.Update for Windows 10 (KB3125217) – Disk cleanup for Windows 10 cumulative updatesUpdate for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista (KB3147071) – Connection to Oracle database fails when you use Microsoft ODBC or OLE DB Driver for Oracle or Microsoft DTC in WindowsDynamic Update for Windows 10 (KB3147460) – Compatibility update for upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1511: April 12, 2016Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Embedded (KB3148851) – Time zone changes for Russia in WindowsWindows Malicious Software Removal Tool – April 2016 (KB890830)/Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – April 2016 (KB890830) – Internet Explorer Version -Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664) – Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 (KB2976978) – Compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8Update for Windows 7 (KB2977759) – Compatibility update for Windows 7 RTMUpdate for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 (KB3035583) – Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1Update for Windows 10 (KB3140741) – Servicing stack update for Windows 10 Version 1511: March 22, 2016How to download and install the April 2016 security updatesUpdates are as usually delivered via Windows Update, the primary updating service built into all versions of the Windows operating system.We suggest you research updates before installation, but if you are in a hurry, suggest to backup the system before you update your PC.To check for updates manually. tap on the Windows-key on your keyboard, type Windows Update and hit enter. On the page that opens, click on “check for updates” to run a manual check for new updates.Depending on your settings, updates that are found during the scan are either shown to you, downloaded only, or downloaded and installed right away.You may download updates individually from Microsoft’s Download Center instead, or download one of the security ISO images that Microsoft releases each month.Additional resourcesMicrosoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2016List of software updates for Microsoft productsList of security advisories of 2016Our in-depth update guide for WindowsWindows 10 Update HistorySummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Security Bulletins for April 2016DescriptionThe Microsoft Security Bulletin overview for April 2016 offers in-depth information about Windows updates released in April 2016.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Poás Volcano spews gas and water during 3 phreatic eruptions

first_imgRelated posts:Increased phreatic activity reported at Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano TIMELINE: A recent volcanic history of Costa Rica Turrialba Volcano erupts again, raining ash over San José UPDATE: Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts incandescent material Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano let loose on Wednesday, spewing gas and water more than 300 feet into the air, theVolcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported. Seismologists registered three consecutive phreatic eruptions starting at 2:45 p.m. They lasted 3 minutes.According to an OVSICORI press release, phreatic eruptions, while common, cannot be predicted with precision, and they can pose a danger to volcanologists who work close to the crater lake. Debris is rarely a concern, but living things close to the crater lake can be suffocated by the  gas-saturated cloud emitted from the volcano after an eruption.Volcanologists say they have occurred sporadically since 2006 and could continue for several more years.Poás is located a short drive from the Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela. (Via Facebook) Facebook Commentslast_img read more

The Latest Pope takes off for Rome wrapping up LatAm visit

first_imgPeople line the street where Pope Francis passes in his popemobile as he makes his way to the Leon Condu stadium for an event in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Pope Francis lauded the strength and religious fervor of Paraguayan women on Saturday while visiting the country’s most important pilgrimage site, where thousands of his fellow Argentines joined with hundreds of thousands of local faithful to welcome Latin America’s first pope. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Lombardi said his presence “gave an ecumenical dimension to the trip, which otherwise wasn’t very evident.”Indeed, Francis’ pilgrimage has been notable for the absence of any meetings between the pope and leaders of other faiths — usually a mainstay of papal trips.Francis has very friendly relations with the Orthodox Church; he recently cited the works of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in his encyclical on the environment.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis’ trip to South America:___7:40 p.m.Pope Francis is on his way back to Rome.The pontiff’s flight took off from Asuncion, Paraguay, after a goodbye ceremony at the airport. His overnight flight on Air Italia is scheduled to land in Rome early Monday afternoon.This was Francis’ first tour of Spanish-speaking South America since the Argentine-born priest became pope in 2013. During eight days in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, he visited slums, prisons and hospitals while also meeting with local clergy, indigenous and other groups and the presidents of each country. Fretes thought she would never be able to make something of herself. But someone paid for her studies and she is now a nurse. She cared for her mother and her grandmother by day and went to school at night.Fretes said she understands that her mother’s illness has made her stronger.After she spoke, the pope blessed her, kissed her forehead and hugged her. The two exchanged words privately. Then Fretes reached up and around the pope and hugged him again.___5:05 p.m.Pope Francis is arriving to the final event of his three-country tour in South America.He plans to address tens of thousands of young people waiting for him at a venue along the banks of the Paraguay River in Asuncion.Paraguayan national flags and other banners are being waved and the crowd is particularly loud.After the meeting, the pope is scheduled to say a prayer at the site of a supermarket fire that killed hundreds in 2004. Then he plans to fly back to Rome.___2:50 p.m.The head of the Greek Orthodox Church in South America has had a privileged spot at Pope Francis’ events this week.Metropolitan Tarasios is an old friend of the pope’s from Buenos Aires, where he is based.The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Sunday that Tarasios asked Francis if he might participate in the trip, and he traveled from Ecuador to Bolivia and to Paraguay on his own. On Sunday, he gave a greeting at Francis final Mass in Asuncion. Comments   Share   ___6:45 p.m.telling young people to shake up society, but then help clean the mess up. His exhortation came Sunday during the final event on his three-country tour in South America.His comments were a modification of his famous exhortation in 2013, when in Rio de Janeiro he told a church full of Argentine youths that he wanted them to “make a mess” by shaking up their dioceses.Francis told tens of thousands of young people gathered in Paraguay’s capital on Sunday that a fellow priest once told him that encouraging youths to disrupt things up was all good and well, but that later others had to clean up after them.So Francis said he was correcting himself.“The mess that young people make, we then have to clean it up ourselves!” he said to roars of laughter. “Shake things up, but then clean it up and fix the mess that you’ve made.”___6:10 p.m.At the last stop of his South American trip, three young people have given Pope Francis very personal testimonies about their lives, which haven’t been easy.The pope was particularly moved by the story told by 25-year-old Liz Fretes. She says her mother lost her cognitive faculties and “became like a child.” Their roles were reversed: Fretes became the caregiver, having to change her mother’s diapers, bathe her and play with her as if with a child. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

PATA partners with The Travel Corporation to address food waste in tourism

first_imgTo address food waste in tourism, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC). As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help raise awareness of food waste in the travel and tourism industry and along with PATA, challenges other industry stakeholders, particularly the hospitality sector, to reduce food waste to landfill.“The Travel Corporation along with its not-for-profit organisation, The TreadRight Foundation have always been leaders in sustainable tourism principles and practices. It is a pleasure to be working with a highly successful international travel group and socially responsible organisation to bring greater awareness to an issue that if unchecked, will only get worse with the significant growth expected in the tourism industry, especially in the Asia Pacific region,” said Dr Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA.“I look forward to working with The Travel Corporation’s team and hope that our efforts encourage others to reduce their food waste to make a tangible impact in our industry and environment,” he added.Speaking on the occasion, Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, The Travel Corporation said, “The tourism and hospitality sectors have to take immediate action to find solutions that can help reduce food waste, ensuring a direct impact to reducing carbon emissions. Climate change has greatly affected some tourism destinations, and it is imperative that everyone takes on a proactive role to drive positive change and protect our planet for future generations.” “What better way to support such a meaningful initiative through the youth challenge where we will get to hear the ideas of how to reduce food wastage from youths from all around the region. It is so important that we give these youths a platform to share their ideas about environmental issues, responsibility and action,” added Tollman.Food waste is the third biggest contributor to climate change One-third of all foods produced in the world is wasted.Additional pressures arise from GHG emissions caused by food production and transportation right now, 842 million people do not have enough to eat and with an estimated world population of 9.8 billion people in 2050, resources will be limited and more people will be hungry. PATA continues to seek further engagement with hotels that would like to reduce their food waste to landfill, hotels already implementing food waste solutions, potential partners and sponsors, as well as those who would like to help us in raising awareness and building a better understanding of food excess in tourism.last_img read more

Nationstar Names CEO for Solutionstar Subsidiary

first_img November 12, 2014 536 Views Lewisville, Texas-based Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. has announced the hiring of Kal Raman, a leading technology executive, as CEO of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Solutionstar.Raman has more than two decades of experience in leadership positions with innovative technology and retail businesses. He served as COO for Groupon in addition to serving as CEO of the company’s Asia Pacific region. His other past positions include VP of Global Fulfillment at eBay, CEO of GlobalScholar, a leader in enterprise software for public schools; SVP at Amazon in charge of the company’s retail technology and marketing units; CEO of; and multiple management positions with Wal-Mart.”We see a tremendous opportunity to use technology to make the real estate experience easier and more streamlined for homebuyers, home sellers, and real estate professionals across the country,” Nationstar CEO Jay Bray said. “Kal has a long record of success leveraging technology and innovation to deliver a high-quality customer experience, and we’re thrilled that his expertise will not help Solutionstar bring that kind of innovation to the real estate industry. Kal’s appointment is a natural next step in Solutionstar’s growth, and his proven technology, e-commerce, and operational experience will be a critical asset to the Solutionstar team as it capitalizes on these opportunities and continues its growth as a national leader in real estate technology.”Raman will oversee all activities at Solutionstar as its CEO, one of which will be the integration of leading real estate data aggregation company Real Estate Digital (RED) into existing services, following Solutionstar’s acquisition of RED in May. Raman will also be charged with advancing Solutionstar’s broader effort to offer its comprehensive, end-to-end online real estate technological services to buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals across the nation. Raman will operate out of Seattle, where Solutionstar will soon be opening a new office.”For many Americans, buying or selling a home is the biggest financial decision they will make, and Solutionstar is using its technological expertise to make that process more transparent, convenient, and affordable for real estate professionals and consumers alike,” Raman said. “Acquiring RED was an important step toward elevating Solutionstar as the nation’s leading real estate innovator, and I’m energized by the opportunity this creates to develop Solutionstar into a true technology company. Solutionstar is making a significant, sustained investment in innovation to make real estate services simpler and more accessible. In the coming weeks and months, we look forward to unveiling new technology products and services to better connect consumers and real estate professionals—and, ultimately, to deliver a truly integrated, comprehensive online real estate solution.” Movers & Shakers Nationstar Solutionstar 2014-11-12 Seth Welborn Nationstar Names CEO for Solutionstar Subsidiarycenter_img in Headlines, News, Technology Sharelast_img read more