Brexit deal almost done but Spain holds out over Gibraltar

first_imgLONDON — European Union diplomats are meeting to finalize the draft divorce agreement between Britain and the bloc, amid a warning from Spain that it will oppose the deal if it isn’t guaranteed a say over the future of Gibraltar.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted that Britain and Spain “remain far away” on the issue and “if there are no changes, we will veto Brexit.”Spain wants the future of the tiny British territory at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula to be a bilateral issue between Madrid and London.Spain doesn’t have a veto on the withdrawal agreement, which does not have to be approved unanimously. But it could hold up a future free-trade deal between Britain and the EU, which would require approval of all 27 EU nations.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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After yesterdays roadblocks no new restrictions reported by UN in Eritrea

According to the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), the majority of peacekeepers from the Jordanian, Indian and Kenyan battalions, along with most military observers, have now relocated to Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, from the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) that separates the two countries, which fought a bloody border war that ended in 2000.The remaining troops in the TSZ are actively engaged in packing and moving equipment and supplies destined for Asmara, the mission said.The eight UNMEE vehicles that were stopped by soldiers of the Eritrean Defence Force at a checkpoint yesterday were unable to load supplies as they had planned. They returned to Asmara empty. The blue helmets were ordered to relocate temporarily to Ethiopia after Eritrean authorities cut off their fuel supplies. UN officials and the Security Council have urged them to end their restrictions amid growing concern over rapidly dwindling supplies. 27 February 2008No new restrictions have been reported today from Eritrea on the regrouping of the United Nations peacekeepers there in preparation for their temporary relocation to Ethiopia, though the vehicles blocked yesterday were unable to complete their tasks. read more

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Three students win firstever UNYouTube online video contest on hunger

16 October 2008Three university students from the United States will head to Ethiopia next month to film the work of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) after winning the first-ever online video competition organized by the agency and YouTube to raise awareness about global hunger. The winning video, entitled “Time is Running Out,” highlights the grim fact that a child dies of hunger every six seconds by featuring a series of photos of children in groups, with some slowly fading out of the picture, with the sound of a ticking clock in the background.The video was produced by three students from Auburn University in Alabama – Emma Thompson, Meri Kate Purgason and Collin Butler – who beat out some tough competition, including a professional filmmaker, in the HungerBytes competition, launched by WFP last November and hosted on YouTube.“We feel deeply moved and honoured,” said Ms. Purgason, a 20-year-old marketing student. “I believe the war on hunger is one that can be fought and won – and that gives me a lot of hope.”Their video, which can be viewed at, was chosen from among five finalists chosen by a panel of leading figures in the fields of film, web and humanitarian aid, including Edward Zwick, Director of Blood Diamond and The Last Samurai, Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman (.Crash, Darfur Now, The Illusionist) and Steve Grove, head of YouTube News and Politics. The five finalist videos, narrowed down from more than 70 short video entries, were on view for two months of voting on YouTube, with the winning video being the one that garnered the most views.The four runners-up are a video of a man struggling to open a tin can without tools, a woman miming cooking a meal without food, a well-to-do family sitting down to dinner and choosing which one of them is to eat that night, and a group of young people asking everyone to pitch in to make a difference in the fight against hunger.The winners were announced today to coincide with World Food Day, which seeks to draw attention to the 923 million people around the globe who go hungry every day.“We wanted to reach a new group of activists and humanitarians,” said Nancy Roman, WFP’s Director of Communications. “The YouTube generation is confident, forward-thinking and web-savvy. Their involvement in hunger initiatives can have a powerful and widespread impact on the fight against hunger.”During the trip to Ethiopia, the winning team will visit WFP’s largest food assistance operation, which is currently targeting an estimated 9.6 million hungry people suffering from the effects of drought and high food prices. read more

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UN chief hopeful for Libya after Quartet meeting in Tunis

“If is there is a word that defines what I think and feel about Libya today that word is hope. This is a moment of hope for Libya,” said the UN Secretary-General in a press conference after the meeting.  “I have hope because I believe that it is possible to have now a Libyan-led political process aiming at the solution of the Libyan problems.”.@UNSMILibya is pleased that polling is peacefully underway in 9 municipalities, a strong signal that #Libya-ns are committed to democratically electing their local councils. We applaud @CCMCELy work in preparing the elections & look forward to working w/ newly elected councils.— UNSMIL (@UNSMILibya) March 30, 2019 The meeting in Tunis included Federica Mogherini, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ahmad Abulgheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League, Moussa Faki, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; and Ghassan Salamé, UN Special Representative in Libya.Announcing that the meeting had led to “intensified forms of cooperation among our four organizations to work more and more together in support of a Libyan-led political process,” the UN chief said he hoped “the Libyan leaders will understand the enormous responsibility that they have, that they will be able to come together in solutions for the future of Libya, to the benefit of the Libyan people and to the benefit of the whole region as we all know the impact of Libya in the Sahel and many other parts of Africa, even in Europe”.He mentioned three key steps for a successful outcome: the Libyan National Conference to take place in two weeks; the upcoming conference of peace and reconciliation to take place in Addis Ababa, headquarters of the African Union; elections “at the right moment for the country to re-establish a normal political life.”The UN Secretary-General acknowledged that there are difficulties, but stressed that a window of opportunity has been created by the recent historic meeting in Abu Dhabi between Libya’s Prime Minister, Faiez Serraj, and a key rival military leader, the Commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.Citing the recent peace deals between Ethiopia and Eritrea, in South Sudan, in the Central African Republic and elsewhere, Mr. Guterres said there is a “wind of hope,” not only in Libya.”People are starting to show their leaders that they want peace.” he stated. “It’s not for us to define, because we’re not Libyans, so the Libyans themselves define the precise definition of the solution, but we see signs that the [divide in Libya], for the first time has the possibility to be overcome.”In a tweet, UN Special Representative Salamé called on the Libyan people “not to waste the opportunity” of the recommendations adopted during this high-level meeting and “not to close this window to build a unified, civil, sovereign, capable, fair state.”When he briefed the UN Security Council last week from Tripoli, he said that the UN mission there, UNSMIL, was working to both “prevent recent developments and tensions on the ground from escalating”, and “pivot to stability and a political compact” which would end the country’s crisis.For most of the period since the 2011 overthrow of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the Mediterranean nation has been contested by various armed factions, leading to a breakdown of the economy, infrastructure and security across the country.The Quartet meeting and press conference coincided with the kick-off in Libya of municipal elections in nine municipalities across the country. read more

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Ohio State hockey player Freddy Gerard inspired by late teammate

OSU freshman forward Freddy Gerard (15) during a game. Credit: Courtesy of Freddy GerardAsk any hockey player who his secondary family is, and he will say the 20-plus members in his team’s locker room.     Ask any forward who his brothers are and he will say the two other players on his line.In his senior year of high school, Ohio State freshman forward Freddy Gerard lost one of his brothers.Growing up in Rocky River, Ohio, Gerard spent his youth hockey days developing in the Cleveland Barons AAA organization. For a majority of his time there, Gerard played on a line with Brunswick, Ohio, native Kevin Fox. Fox, a senior at the time, was in a car with four other Brunswick High School students just past midnight on June 3, 2012, the same day of the school’s commencement.The driver of the car, Jeffrey Chaya, 18, was speeding in neighboring suburb Columbia Township when his 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier crossed over a CSX railroad crossing.The car flew, before landing hard and causing Chaya to lose control and veer into a ditch. The car struck a tree, overturned and landed on its roof on the road. Chaya was killed along with Blake Bartchak, 17, and Fox’s girlfriend Lexi Poerner, 16. Fox, who was in the backseat with Poerner, was thrown out of the car and landed in a ditch. Julia Romito, now a student at Kent State University, was the third backseat passenger and lone survivor of the accident. She recovered after being taken to a local hospital.Fox — or “Foxy,” as he was commonly called by friends — was flown to the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and was treated until he passed away around 10 p.m the same day.Upon seeing his friend in the intensive care unit in the afternoon hours before his death, Gerard was speechless.“I started crying right away,” Gerard said somberly. “I had no idea what to expect. You never fully understand what that’s like. You see it sometimes in a movie but until it’s right there staring you in the face, your body just breaks down. It was one of the craziest, saddest moments that I’ve ever fully experienced.”A community was devastated and a family was torn as Cleveland hockey lost one of its most beloved members.“It could not be him,” Gerard said. “He’s Foxy. He was the happiest, crazy, funny kid. He had his own personality about him. Everybody knew who Kevin Fox was and what Kevin Fox was.”The bond and family-like environment that growing up in hockey provides was shown at Fox’s funeral.“It’s a family, you spend so much time together and here we are,” Fox’s mother Sherri said. “When Kevin passed, (his former teammates) showed up and continued to be a part of it.”The Barons, now in the prestigious Tier 1 Elite Hockey League, used to compete in the Midwest Elite Hockey League.It was in that realm that Kevin Fox and Gerard would compete against the best teams that the Detroit and Chicago regions had to offer weekend after weekend from September to March.The duo faced numerous future NCAA Division I and NHL players over the years, all of whom molded them into extraordinary players and people. Kevin Fox’s time with the Barons ended after his sophomore year of high school when he would become a star rugby player at Brunswick, while Gerard’s time with the program continued until graduation from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio.Whereas Gerard plays a quick, playmaking type of game with finesse, Kevin Fox complimented him with a grinder-like mentality, working in the corners and muscling it out with anyone, no matter how big or tall.“He was willing to put himself out for his team,” Sherri Fox said. “He loved (his team). If it meant defending a teammate, he would do it.”Gerard, still adjusting to the grueling schedule that college hockey presents on and off the ice, still carries his friend with him in the form of a tattoo on his left bicep. The tattoo, which he had put on three days after Kevin Fox’s passing, features a fox with “Forever 28” inscribed below it, his number with the Barons.“Having something on my body would always remind me of the type of person that he was and how great of a friend he was and how many more friends I want to hopefully have throughout my life like that,” Gerard said. “It’s a good memory to have, and every now and then I look down at it. I’m at the point where it puts a smile on my face that I was able to be his friend and have him be mine.”Freddy Gerard shows his tattoo in honor of his friend. Credit: Courtesy of Freddy GerardUpon glancing at some of the images of Gerard and “Foxy” on the ice together and the tattoo which they had not seen, Kevin Fox’s parents were brought back to a time when it was simply fun to watch the young boys grow into outstanding men through the game of hockey.“Kevin is with him all the time,” Kevin Fox’s father Jim said. “He is proud to be his friend.”Gerard has played in six games this season, tallying one assist. One of the biggest aforementioned adjustments he has had to make to the college game after spending a few years in junior hockey is, ironically, playing more like Kevin Fox.“I’ve kind of had to adapt to a grinder style and mix it up a little bit in the corners, play the body a little bit,” Gerard said. “If I could be like Kevin Fox a little bit, maybe that will help my game a little bit more.”In March 2012, a few months before his death, Kevin Fox was given an assignment in his first period psychology class to come up with a list of 50 goals for his future.No. 23 on the list said that he wanted to “continue to play hockey.”Because of his teammate, friend and brother, Gerard, Kevin Fox continues to play hockey each and every day. read more

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Friday at Cheltenham 5 things to say when the office chat turns

first_img1. “Can Bryan Cooper make it a double?”Yesterday was quite the day for Tralee jockey Bryan Cooper. The 20-year-old rode his first Festival winner when Tony Martin’s 20/1 shot Benefficient led from pillar to post in the Jewson Novices’ Chase and then found himself as a last-minute substitute when Davy Russell was taken to hospital with a collapsed lung. That gave Cooper a shot at the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase, where he finished second on hot favourite First Lieutenant, and then in the feature World Hurdle where Bog Warrior was fourth.Cooper was hit with a two-day suspension but today, his focus will be on riding his second winner when he saddles up on board Our Conor in the Triumph Hurdle (1.30pm). Unbeaten in his three starts over hurdles, Dessie Hughes’ youngster will have to fend off the challenges of Paul Nicholls’ Far West and Rolling Star from the Nicky Henderson yard.2. “Will Tennis Cap add to Mullins’ honour roll?”Irish trainers have won the Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle (2.05pm) three times in the last four years and a win for Willie Mullins this afternoon would go some way to cementing the top trainer’s title at this year’s Festival. After bagging five on the opening two days, Mullins didn’t have a winner yesterday — but more importantly neither did any of his close rivals, and Nicky Henderson still trails behind on three.Mullins also fields Ballycasey and Sir Des Champs among others today but Henderson has some interesting runners of his own with Rolling Star, Bobs Worth and Kid Cassidy all showing good claims. The trainer’s title is nearly in the bag but Mullins could do with one or two more to get over the line, and French import Tennis Cap could be that one.3. “How will Sir Des Champs fare without Davy Russell?”Ireland’s main Gold Cup hope, the Willie Mullins-trained Sir Des Champs, suffered a blow yesterday when booked rider Davy Russell was stood down for the remainder of the Festival and sent to hospital. Russell has ridden the seven-year-old on his last six starts, winning four including the Jewson Novices’ Chase here last year, and has clearly developed an important understanding with this horse.Surrounded by high-class opposition in Bobs Worth, Silviniaco Conti and Long Run, Sir des Champs will need to be at his very best to challenge. The choice of replacement rider may well be crucial come 3.20pm this afternoon.4. “Can Salsify buck the trends?”As expected, a flood of support has pushed Salsify into less than 3/1 for this year’s renewal of the Foxhunters’ Chase. Despite the skinny odds, the defending champion is an attractive prospect to get the job done for the father/son combo of trainer Rodger and jockey Colman Sweeney.The last horse to record back-to-back wins in this race was Double Silk in 1993 and 1994 and with 2012 runner-up Chapoturgeon and Pauline Harkin’s Doctor Kingsley bound to fancy their claims, Salsify will need an exact repeat of 12 months ago.5. “What will get me out of jail in the last?”Different year, same story, and most punters will be counting their last few pennies by the time the Grand Annual Chase rolls around at 5.15pm. The temptation is to go big in the hope of recouping some of the week’s losses but unless you’ve a strong fancy, or a wedge of cash burning a hole in your pocket, you might do well to avoid this wide-open renewal. Alderwood will most likely go off favourite and if neither AP McCoy nor JP McManus have had a winner by this point, expect the man in the saddle to go all guns blazing to drive Tom Mullins’ horse over the line.Caption time: What was Michael O’Leary saying to himself at Cheltenham earlier?last_img read more

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Appeals court to hear cases at Clark College

first_imgThe Washington Court of Appeals Division II will hear oral arguments in three cases during a March 1 community visit to Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.The hearings, which are open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Gaiser Hall Student Center.Both sides of each appeals case will be allowed 15 minutes for argument, heard by a panel consisting of Judge Jill Johanson, Judge Brad Maxa and Judge Rich Melnick. The court has authority to overrule, remand, modify or affirm decisions of the trial courts.Audience members will be allowed to ask questions unrelated to the cases after the arguments.The Court of Appeals Division II hears appeals at its courthouse in Tacoma from the superior courts in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Thurston and Pierce counties. However, the court travels to Southwest Washington a couple of times a year so that the public can more easily attend the hearings.“We think it is important for the public to see and understand how the appellate courts work. By hearing arguments in locations other than Tacoma, we provide more of the public easier access to our court,” Melnick said in a press release. “Transparency is increased which in turn improves confidence in the judicial branch.”The panel will hear three cases:• State v. Frame — The state argues that Frame’s petition to restore his right to own or possess firearms should not have been granted by a juvenile court, because he was 33 years old at the time.last_img read more

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Van Persie hails Feyenoords fighting spirit in their win over Ajax

first_imgRobin van Persie praised Feyenoord’s fighting spirit as they produced an excellent display to dispatch fierce rivals Ajax 6-2 in Sunday’s Klassieker.Van Persie bagged a brace in the tie before Tonny Vilhena and Yassin Ayoub wrapped up the 6-2 win in style despite falling 2-1 behind early in the game.The former United forward, though, admitted his teammates were resolute as they went on to end a three-match winless run and score six goals against Ajax for the first time since November 1964.“A bizarre contest,” Van Persie, who urged more consistency from his team-mates, as cited by FourFourTwo“This match had everything. Goals, good football, passion, fight. I am proud of how we always came back.“Everyone fought for it. Our spirit was the deciding factor.Robin van Persie might want to rethink about retiring.He scored twice as Feyenoord thumped Ajax to dent their title hopes.👉— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 27, 20192010 World Cup. Netherlands, Robon Van persie, Wesley Snieder, Rafel van de VartReport: Babel says ego’s cost Holland World Cup glory George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has spoken out about four big ego’s that cost the Dutch national team, their best chance of World Cup…“When it was at 3-2, I looked around me and I thought ‘this is very beautiful’. That passion and the belief that we would win, I had to absorb that.“I believe in these players. They can play so very well. It should only be more frequent and more constant, that is the aim.”The defeat leaves Ajax five points behind Eredivisie leaders PSV, and coach Erik ten Hag claimed his side cannot currently contemplate the title race unless their defence improves.“I am very grumpy,” he said. “I do not even want to think about the title race for the time being. We first have to turn this around.“We are not disciplined and not consistent enough. We started well, put Feyenoord under very good pressure, came 0-1 and therefore almost 0-2.“We have to realise what has made us great. We have shown good things to the ball, but football is more than just ball possession. We were teased today.”😅 Feyenoord’s first win in this fixture since October 2015💪 Their biggest win over Ajax since 1964😍 Highest scoring Der Klassieker since 1983Wow. 😳 #feyaja— Goal (@goal) January 27, 2019last_img read more

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Washington eyes vending machines for pot

first_imgPot vending machines may be coming to Washington’s pot stores.They’re apparently rolling into Colorado, or at least into one Colorado shop. The Denver Post, in its “The Cannabist blog,” reported that an “automated, age-verifying, climate-controlled” vending machine is being installed inside a Colorado medical-marijuana dispensary.Washington state is considering allowing such machines in its recreational-pot shops, according to Randy Simmons, deputy director of the state Liquor Control Board, the agency implementing the state’s legal-pot law.“At first blush, it seems feasible that they could be used in a licensed retail store, but I would need more internal discussion to say yes for sure,” Simmons said.“I think it would be workable, basically the customer is simply bypassing the cash register,” Simmons continued in an email. “They can’t get access to the product unless they purchase it, it is prepackaged, and only the retailer feeds the machine. Seems like a viable option.”Expected to open in July, recreational-pot shops in Washington will not allow anyone under 21 inside. So minors using the vending machines is not a concern.last_img read more

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Lincoln Acquires Housing Project at JB LewisMcChord

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Lincoln Military Housing on Thursday acquired the privatized housing project at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., adding more than 5,000 units to the company’s portfolio.Lincoln acquired the ownership position held by Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust, and now will manage the project, Philip Rizzo, national vice president of operations, told 360. Lincoln had been a partner in the project on the development side when it first was formed, but had not participated since then, Rizzo explained. The housing project, Lewis-McChord Communities, is part of the Army’s Residential Communities Initiative but includes the family housing on the Air Force side of the installation as well.Acquiring Equity Residential’s interest made sense as managing military housing fits into Lincoln’s core business. “We bought a well-run management company,” he said. DOD considers Lewis-McChord to be the most successful joint base operation across the military, Rizzo said, “so we thought there was longevity there.”Rizzo would not disclose the terms of the purchase.“Lewis-McChord Communities is an outstanding operation and we are confident that the addition of this team will help us continue to pursue our mission and continue to lead in the success of Military Housing Privatization Initiative,” Jarl Bliss, president of Lincoln Military Housing, said in a news release.Lewis-McChord is located in the Puget Sound region, neighboring Tacoma, Olympia and Seattle, and is home to more than 40,000 active, Guard and Reserve service members, and 15,000 civilian workers.Lincoln Military Housing was formed in 2001 and now oversees more than 36,000 military family homes at 35 installations in 11 states and the District of Columbia.last_img read more

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Students taken ill after consuming kheer

first_imgBhadrachalam (Kothagudem): As many as 16 students have taken ill after consuming kheer at BC Boys Gurukul here on Thursday. According to the sources, the students were given kheer on Wednesday evening as per the menu. The milk used to prepare kheer was said to have been spoiled. As a result two students shown symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea and they were admitted to Bhadrachalam Area Hospital for treatment. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us By Thursday evening fourteen more students suffered from similar symptoms. The nurse at the Gurukul shifted them to the hospital and their condition was improving, said the doctors. The District BC Welfare Officer Surendra Mohan and Regional Coordinator Brahmachary visited the hospital and took stock of the situation.last_img read more

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Google wants Password123 in Museum of Bad Headaches

first_img Google advises Iran users to change passwords © 2013 Google has been investigating alternatives to typed passwords, which includes a Yubico log-on device slid into a USB reader as part of Google’s quest to help strengthen password security. Google’s eyes are on future login techniques that will be primarily device-centric. Wired, in a sneak peek at the research paper set for publication, reported that the paper explores several physical device options, to make a password process that will be easy to accommodate but also sufficiently secure. Google’s suggestions include a ring worn on the finger. and the YubiKey device from Yubico. In the YubiKey scenario, it would be programmed so that it can automatically log a user into that user’s Google account. (Yubico was founded in 2007 with a prototype of its YubiKey for securing online identities. The devices are manufactured in Sweden and the U.S.) “Along with many in the industry, we feel passwords and simple bearer tokens such as cookies are no longer sufficient to keep users safe,” Grosse and Upadhyay wrote in their paper, according to Wired.Their project focus is none too soon, as, beyond Google and within the general Internet community, hacker fever has turned into password-reset fatigue. Users have complained over wiped out mail accounts and stolen data from their hacked accounts. Security experts have argued that no passwords are really secure enough, and even CAPTCHA schemes to prove the user is human have been found lacking in keeping users safe. Media attention to the password impasse grew widespread in November, when Wired senior writer Mat Honan wrote, “This summer, hackers destroyed my entire digital life in the span of an hour. My Apple, Twitter, and Gmail passwords were all robust—seven, 10, and 19 characters, respectively, all alphanumeric, some with symbols thrown in as well—but the three accounts were linked, so once the hackers had conned their way into one, they had them all. They really just wanted my Twitter handle: @mat. As a three-letter username, it’s considered prestigious. And to delay me from getting it back, they used my Apple account to wipe every one of my devices, my iPhone and iPad and MacBook, deleting all my messages and documents and every picture I’d ever taken of my 18-month-old daughter.”Google’s Grosse does not see the utter obliteration of the password but instead a situation where users can be freed from the need to implement and re-enter complex passwords. “We’ll have to have some form of screen unlock, maybe passwords but maybe something else,” he said. Nonetheless, he added, the primary authenticator will be some piece of hardware. Grosse and Upadhyay acknowledged that others have tried similar approaches and actually did not achieve much success in the consumer world, but the two authors of the research paper are not deterred. Success may come with wider cooperation outside Google. “Although we recognize that our initiative will likewise remain speculative until we’ve proven large scale acceptance, we’re eager to test it with other websites.” According to Wired, Google has created a universal protocol for device-based authentication that is able to work independent of Google’s own services; just a web browser is needed to support the standard. Credit: Wikipedia. (—Should typed passwords ever make their way into the Memory Bin, no tears will be shed in certain quarters at Google. The search giant is taking a serious look at a computing future where users have a safer environment that can secure their online information and accounts via physical passwords, perhaps in the form of finger rings or USB sticks or keys. Google’s Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and engineer Mayank Upadhyay have presented their suggestions for better hardware authentication in an upcoming research paper to be published in Security & Privacy magazine.center_img Citation: Google wants Password123 in Museum of Bad Headaches (2013, January 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Delhi girl in race for the 60th Grammy Awards

first_imgHailing from Delhi, Shruti Dhasmana never imagined that the song in which she plays female vocals would be considered for nomination in the 60th Grammy Awards – to be held in January 2018.”When I was informed about the acceptance for consideration for the nomination, I was speechless and excited at the same time. It is a matter of great pride and honour for me to be a part of such a huge project that is going for the world’s most prestigious award in music,” says the 21-year-old Gargi college graduate. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSung by the living legend of tabla, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, his son Anubrata Chatterjee and Siddhant Bhatia, ‘Guru Govinda Govinda’ is a part of the music album ‘Ananta Volume 1 – Maestros of India’ and the official submission of The Art of Living foundation accepted for consideration for nomination in the 60th Grammy awards. Talking about the track, Shruti says that this particular track is a purely classical rendition with a hint of western vocals in the background. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”The track is a composition of Siddhant Bhatia and is a very innovative, new rendition of an Indian Classical tabla duet performance. In conventional tabla solo performances, we have a sarangi or a harmonium accompanying the tabla. In this case, however, we have voices acting as a lehra and an accompanying background track sung by me.” Shruti is by far the youngest amongst some of the legendary and senior-most maestros of India. And she says that the most important lesson she has learnt from all of them is that of humility and honesty. The young prodigy recounts how challenging it was to share the space with legends. “I was guided into the track. I did not perform classical music, so I did not require much training. However, it was difficult to catch the rhythms sometimes because we are literally performing with the living legend of Tabla, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. It has taken me years of practice in both Indian and Western style. I truly thank both my parents to have introduced me to the world of music,” she said.As far as the future is concerned, the vivacious singer will be out with her first single in February and plans to take one step at a time and work with distinct musicians to be a part of more such recordings and performances.last_img read more

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The Giants need to draft a QB with the 2nd pick

first_imgEveryone gets better when they leave Russell WestbrookNo player is more adored by the stat-fawning NBA media than Russell Westbrook, but based on the available evidence says that everyone gets better when they leave him. Victor Oladipo, who was a non-factor with the Thunder last season, is an All-Star in Indiana, and Kevin Durant is thriving with the team philosophy with Golden State.Meanwhile, Westbrook has been given the star support of Paul George and Carmelo, and the Thunder aren’t significantly better than last season. Also:-Colin’s 2018 Mock Draft 1.0-Celebrating LeBron James DayGuests:Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to defend Russell Westbrook against Colin’s attacks, and explain why the Browns should draft two QB’s in the first round.Mark Schlereth – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio talking Dak set himself up for failure with an incredible rookie season; and why Andrew Luck need to accept he’ll never be 100%.Eddie House – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to discuss the improved All-Star game; if tanking is a losing strategy The Giants need to draft a QB with the 2nd pickThere have been several reports that the Giants are considering passing on a quarterback with the second pick. Colin thinks that would be a colossal mistake. The Giants rarely ever pick this high in the draft, and this is one of the best quarterback classes in years. Passing up on a chance to draft a QB – either Sam Darnold or Josh Rosen – to grow with Odell Beckham and learn under offensive minded coach Pat Shurmur would be organizational malpractice.If they don’t, they’ll lose to Carson Wentz twice a year for the next decade.last_img read more

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Were just days away from FIT Cuba 2017

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, April 26, 2017 HOLGUIN — Cuba is gearing up for its Cuba International Tourism Fair, also known as FIT Cuba, which takes places from May 3-6 in the province of Holguin.The Fair takes place each year in May and attracts tour operators and travel agents from around the world. The 2016 event saw its biggest turnout yet, with over 5,000 delegates from approximately 60 countries.This year, there will be both pre- and post-FIT Cuba tour options in Holguin for attendees. The focus of the event will be on tourist excursions, which had over four million participants in 2016. Discussions will also cover the expansion of Cuba’s docking facilities as well as new construction planned to meet the growing demand of cruise ships, managed mainly by Canadian and European companies.Ahead of FIT Cuba, the town of Gibara will be officially launched as a tourist destination on May 2. Cuba’s Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, said that “improving our tourism product is our top priority.” Travelweek Group We’re just days away from FIT Cuba 2017center_img Share Tags: Cuba Posted bylast_img read more

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National Theater opens new gallery show

first_imgThe scene was festive at the National Theater Tuesday night, as staff members and supporters sipped wine and ate hors d’oeuvres in the café of the country’s most distinguished playhouse. On the surface, the private party was to celebrate “Mayo en Verde,” the latest art exhibit in the José Luis López Escarré Gallery, for which The Tico Times is a sponsor. The group show includes the painted landscapes of 12 artists, each representing the theme “Green May.” Landscape by artist Ana Griselda Hine. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesBut the National Theater has much to celebrate: After months of labor, the stage has been refurbished, and the first phase of an ambitious renovation project is nearly complete. This month, the main auditorium will open its doors for the first time since work began. While the café has remained open throughout the project, and the lobby space has been used for afternoon concerts, patrons will now enjoy the theater’s regular programming: May brings a production of “King Lear,” The Tico Jazz Band, The National Symphony Orchestra, and the play “La Bruta Espera” in its studio theater.During a short speech for attendants, general director Adriana Collado-Chaves alluded to the theme of “Mayo en Verde.” The green watercolors of trees, rolling hills and even bicyclists punctuated the feeling of renewal. Like the changing season, when abundant rains turn Costa Rica’s try landscape green again, the theater also blossoms. Facebook Comments Related posts:National Theater starts ambitious makeover National Theater opens exhibit in Bank of Costa Rica lobby Final World Cup showdown, viral theater, and other happenings around Costa Rica Modern dance, ancient pilgrimage and other happenings around Costa Ricalast_img read more

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Man arrested after two injured in knife fight

first_imgTwo people were reportedly injured on Wednesday evening during an argument in Paphos.According to police, a 29-year-old man visited an apartment where a woman, 21, was staying with her boyfriend, aged 20. The woman had allegedly previously had an affair with the visitor, which she had ended.The three are reported to have had a fight, and the 29-year-old pulled a small knife with which he slightly injured the younger man.In an attempt to grab the knife from her ex-boyfriend the woman cut her hand.The wounded couple went to the first aid department of Paphos hospital where the girlfriend was treated and released while her boyfriend was kept for further treatment.The alleged attacker was arrested for assault.You May LikeFinance BLVDLewis Hamilton Lives In A New Amazing HouseFinance BLVDUndoMental FlarePutting A Hole In The Cap Of A Wine Bottle Is The Beginning Of The World’s Best DIY HackMental FlareUndoWiFi SuperBoosterIf You Live In United States & Want Faster Wifi, This New Device Is Must-HaveWiFi SuperBoosterUndo Two of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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