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Neymars 3match ban upheldNeymars 3match ban upheld

first_imgMadrid: UEFA’s appeal committee on Wednesday turned down an appeal filed by Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Neymar against a three-match ban imposed on him over insulting a referee during a Champions League match against Manchester United. “The appeal lodged by Paris Saint-Germain is rejected. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of April 25 is confirmed,” the European football governing body said on its website. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevThe UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body opened an inquiry into the Brazilian on March 22 over remarks he made on social media following PSG’s 3-1 home defeat to United in the second leg of a round-of-16 tie, which eliminated the French club from the competition. United’s victory at Parc des Princes was the result of a controversial penalty call. Going into stoppage time, United led 2-1 on the night, but PSG were still up 3-2 overall. As the match entered the 95th minute, a shot by United’s Diego Dalot bounced off the arm of defender Presnel Kimpembe out of play for a corner. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsAfter reviewing the play with the Video Assistant Referee, the official cited Kimpembe for hand ball and awarded a penalty. Marcus Rashford stepped to the spot and converted to level the aggregate score at 3-3 and give United the edge on away goals. UEFA penalized Neymar for a social media post following the contest. “That is a disgrace! And UEFA still pick four guys who know nothing about football to review the VAR decision in slow motion… that handball simply doesn’t exist!” Neymar wrote.last_img read more

Dhumal Anurag also oppose Army move to shift ARTRACDhumal Anurag also oppose Army move to shift ARTRAC

first_imgShimla: Two senior BJP leaders from Himachal Pradesh, including MoS (Finance) Anurag Thakur and former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal, have also conveyed their opposition to defence minister Rajnath Singh over Indian Army move to shift Army Training Command (ARTRAC) from Shimla to Meerut.The central minister Anurag Thakur and Prem Kumar Dhumal have written separate letters to Rajnath Singh asking him to drop the proposal as Shimla offers a conducive environment for the functioning of the ARTRAC, which faces no operational or administrative problems in its functioning from the state’s capital. “I would humbly urge you to kindly consider the request, and not shift the ARTRAC in view of the historic importance of Shimla — which had also remained the headquarters of the Army, during the British Era, also later had also headquarters of the Western command,” Dhumal reminded to Defence minister. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaIn his two-page letter, Dhumal informed the Defence Minister that Shimla, before Independence, had remained headquarters of the Army from 1864 to 1939. “Needless to mention that Shimla has been a strategic location of the Indian army from about 150 years. It remained the headquarters of the Indian army during the British period. During this period two wars were brought,” he wrote. He again said that after Independence, Shimla also remained headquarters of the Western Command, during which three wars with Pakistan and one with China were also fought. Later on, this command was also shifted from Shimla to Chandi Mandir in 1983. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahAfter a few years, the ARTRAC was raised in 1991 in Mahow, a decision was taken to located ARTRAC at Shimla keeping in view the conducive environment and available infrastructure vacated by the western command. Such an organisation which is considered to be a Think Tank of the Indian Army is ideally located in Shimla, said former CM. Meanwhile, Anurag in his letter also reiterated the same demand, saying, “The Army Training Command Headquarters has been in Shimla since 1993 and sudden shift will significantly affect the officers of all ranks, large number of serving personnel, a majority of whom are locals along with an impact on the local business as well as local employment.”last_img read more

Nova Scotia appoints prominent Syrian refugee to business agencys boardNova Scotia appoints prominent Syrian refugee to business agencys board

first_imgHALIFAX – Less than two years after he arrived as a refugee, a Syrian chocolatier has been named to the board of Nova Scotia’s economic development agency.Tareq Hadhad is among the most high-profile of Syrian refugees in Canada — his family’s Peace by Chocolate in Antigonish, N.S., has been touted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the United Nations.The provincial government announced Friday Hadhad will serve a four-year term on the board of Invest Nova Scotia, which oversees the government’s economic incentives.Hadhad’s father ran a chocolate factory in Damascus with around 30 employees that shipped specialty treats all over the Middle East.An aspiring physician, Hadhad says he abandoned his studies and fled to Lebanon with several family members after a 2012 bombing destroyed the business his father had built over the course of more than two decades.The family spent three years at a refugee camp then settled in Antigonish in early 2016, as Canada accepted a wave of more than 25,000 Syrians.Hadhad has said the family suffered some culture shock, but he said he was taken aback by how eager locals were to help him and his relatives fit into Canadian society.“Tareq’s entrepreneurial journey and unique experience building the @Peacebychoco brand will be an invaluable addition to Invest NS Board,” Premier Stephen McNeil said in a tweet.Hadhad has become an in-demand speaker, and the family’s chocolate business preparing to open a new factory amid booming business.“It is my honour to serve .. and support innovative initiatives” in Nova Scotia,” Hadhad tweeted Friday.Hadhad says Peace by Chocolate was founded in part as a way of “giving back” to the country that welcomed them so readily by creating jobs in their small community.Kenneth Deveau, chair of Invest Nova Scotia, touted Hadhad’s “unique experience and perspective” in a statement Friday.The province says Hadhad will be paid $150 for each monthly meeting he attends, and will be reimbursed for his expenses.last_img read more

Russell Westbrook Why Not Foundation Hosts 5th Annual Thanksgiving DinnerRussell Westbrook Why Not Foundation Hosts 5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

first_imgNBA All-Star and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, Russell Westbrook, hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, to give back to the less fortunate in the Oklahoma community that has given him so much.Russell Westbrook Kicks off holiday spirit early with 5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner serving nearly 1000 mealsCredit/Copyright: Layne MurdochThis is the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation has hosted with the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County and the third year Russell has co-hosted with the Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen. With the help of his co-host and local caterer Ron Deak of Adventures in Catering, this year’s dinner was able to serve over 950 to members of the local Boys & Girls Club.As an alumnus of the Challengers Boys & Girls Club in South Central Los Angeles, Russell has made giving back to the organization that helped him during his youth a cornerstone of his charitable initiatives. As an extension of the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation, Russell’s family will host the 5th Annual Los Angeles Thanksgiving Dinner at his childhood hangout, Jesse Owens Park, on Monday November 21st, 2016.last_img read more

Calls regarding child labour increase: DCPCRCalls regarding child labour increase: DCPCR

first_imgNew Delhi: Since after the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has started their initiative of rewarding the Good Samaritans for credible information regarding the child labour, they have found that calls regarding the menace have increased.According to DCPCR, before the initiative, they used to get one to two calls on monthly basis but now they are getting three to four calls. There is also a possibility that an NGO can be the first one to get reward regarding the credible information on child labour. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderRoop Sudesh Vimal member of the child rights body confirmed the following information stating that there is a increase in the calls to commission related to child labour. “The initiative is fruitful to us,”said Roop. The DCPCR notice accessed by Millennium Post stated that for the rescue of one child, there is a reward of Rs 1,000 whereas rescue of two-five children Rs 2,000 is the reward whereas for six to 10 children the reward increases to Rs 5,000. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”The reward for the rescue of 11 or more children is Rs 10,000,” reads the notice. According to DCPCR, in March 23, they received an information regarding child labour in Noida and with the help of other stake holders, they rescued a seven-year-old girl. “The info was regarding child labour by a child in Noida sector 110 from a flat. We conducted raid and rescued the child,”said Roop. He further stated that the minor girl claimed that she is the native of Bihar and did not get any salary for the work. Recently, as many as seven children were rescued from a placement agency in South East Delhi’s Govindpuri. In another case, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) rescued seven children from Momo making unit in Okhla Industrial area. The child rights body claimed that they were being paid meager Rs 80 per day for 13 hours of work.last_img read more

Auto-driver held for molesting 13-year-oldAuto-driver held for molesting 13-year-old

first_imgKolkata: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested at the Amherst Street police station for allegedly molesting a 13- year-old school student. The auto driver identified as Arun Kumar Das was arrested on Saturday night.According to sources, on April 22 night, the student was returning home in Manikatala from her tuition class at Girish park. From Girish Park she took an auto. As there were no seat vacant in the back, she sat beside the driver. It is alleged Das inappropriately touched her. He was reportedly moving towards Maniktala. But before approximately a kilometre he allegedly turned his auto in another direction and molested the student again. After few minutes when the auto slowed down, the student jumped off from the auto. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe told about the incident to her family. Her father along with the student went to Amherst Street police station and lodged a complaint against the auto driver. Sleuths examined the CCTV camera footage of the route which Das had availed. The student said that she had seen a tattoo on Das’s body. After examining the camera’s footage sleuths got hold of the auto’s registration number and traced Das on Saturday. Sources informed that the student has identified Das.last_img read more

Nigeria issues call at UN for reinforced fight against illicit small armsNigeria issues call at UN for reinforced fight against illicit small arms

28 September 2009There is an urgent need for a rejuvenated fight against trafficking in small arms, a top Nigerian official said at the General Assembly today, stressing the ties between that trade and piracy and oil smuggling in the Niger Delta. “The proliferation of small arms in West Africa is fast turning the region into a major transit point for illicit drugs, thus also facilitating the growth of criminal syndicates, some with enough firepower to challenge a nation’s military force,” Chief Ojo Maduekwe, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, said at the Assembly’s annual high-level debate.He appealed to the international community to check the scourge by implementing existing agreements, as well as creating new and legally binding ones.Stepped-up efforts, Mr. Maduekwe said, are needed to achieve the goal of “preventing, combating and eradicating illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, and regulating the transfer of conventional weapons in general.”He expressed support for fully implementing the 2001 United Nations Programme of Action on Small and Light Weapons, which calls for international cooperation and assistance to strengthen the ability of States in identifying and tracing illicit arms and light weapons. read more

UN envoy deeply concerned over Afghan charged for converting to ChristianityUN envoy deeply concerned over Afghan charged for converting to Christianity

“I am unaware of any previous case of this kind in Afghanistan,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Tom Koenigs said in a statement on Abdul Rahman, who was brought before a court in Kabul, the capital, last week under Muslim Sharia charges.“It is my wish that Mr. Rahman’s legal and human rights will be upheld, and that this matter does not create a rift between Afghanistan and its international partners,” he added, stressing that freedom of religious worship is a founding principle of the UN, arising from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Afghanistan as a UN member has adhered to this declaration which stipulates that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including the “freedom to change religion or belief,” and the declaration features in the opening sentences of the country’s constitution of 2004, Mr. Koenigs noted.“I trust that these principles will guide the judicial authorities in all cases, including this one,” he added.. read more

US govt accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissionsUS govt accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

by Tom Krisher And Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press Posted Jan 12, 2017 8:51 am MDT Last Updated Jan 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.The Environmental Protection Agency issued a “notice of violation” to the company that covers about 104,000 vehicles including the 2014 through 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram pickups, all with 3-litre diesel engines. The California Air Resources Board took similar action.“Failing to disclose software that affects emissions in a vehicle’s engine is a serious violation of the law, which can result in harmful pollution in the air we breathe,” said Cynthia Giles, EPA assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance.Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne denied any wrongdoing, saying the EPA was blowing the issue out of proportion. “We have done in our view nothing that is illegal,” he said Thursday on a conference call. “We will defend our behaviour in the right environment.”Marchionne said he was told by company lawyers that the Justice Department is investigating the company in concert with the EPA, raising the likelihood of an ongoing criminal probe. He said the company halted production of Grand Cherokees and Rams with diesel engines in September, but will continue to sell models manufactured before then that are still on dealers’ lots.The company said it intends to present its case to the incoming Trump administration. “We will work with the new leadership to get this issue through,” Marchionne said.A spokesman for President-elect Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The White House said Thursday that EPA makes enforcement decisions independently and that outgoing President Barack Obama wasn’t involved in the decision to cite the company.If found liable, Fiat Chrysler could face more than $4.5 billion in potential fines for violations of the Clean Air Act.EPA said it will continue to investigate the “nature and impact” of the eight software functions identified through an intensive testing program launched after Volkswagen was caught in a 2015 cheating scandal involving its “Clean Diesel” line of vehicles. Regulators were not yet defining the software found in the Fiat Chrysler vehicles as so-called “defeat devices” intended to cheat on government emissions tests.However, the agency said that numerous discussions with Fiat Chrysler over the past year had not produced any suitable explanation for why the company had failed to disclose the software, which regulators said caused the vehicles to emit less pollution during testing than during regular driving.“This is a clear and serious violation of the Clean Air Act,” Giles said. “When companies break the law, Americans depend on EPA to step in and enforce.”On Thursday California regulators also announced they were citing Fiat Chrysler for 11 violations under that state’s strict air quality standards.Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that its emissions control systems “meet the applicable requirements” and that it spent months giving information to the EPA to explain its emissions technology and proposed a number of actions including software changes to address the agency’s concerns.Regulators said owners of the affected models do not yet need to take any action and that they should continue driving their vehicles.Fiat Chrysler shares tumbled 20 per cent $9.12 Thursday morning as the EPA action was reported, wiping out about $3 billion of the company’s market value. The shares recovered a bit to $9.91 by early afternoon but still were down nearly 11 per cent.Shares of Cummins Inc. also fell just over 2 per cent to $137.59. Though the company manufactures some diesel engines for Fiat Chrysler, the company said Thursday it did not make the engines in the Jeep and Ram models cited by the EPA.The announcement comes one day after Fiat rival Volkswagen pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges related to widespread cheating involving emissions tests, agreeing to pay a record $4.3 billion penalty. Six high-ranking VW executives have been charged in the scandal, which prompted a nationwide recall of more than a half-million affected cars and SUVs.In the Volkswagen case, prosecutors alleged that top officials at the company approved of the cheating scheme, repeatedly lied to U.S. regulators and then orchestrated a mass attempted coverup that included deleting computer files and emails.EPA regulators made no such allegations against Fiat Chrysler on Thursday, though they said their investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing.This isn’t the first time the company has run afoul of a federal agency. In 2015, Fiat Chrysler was slapped with $175 million in penalties by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for mishandling recalls and failing to report safety data.Marchionne, who clearly was agitated on a conference call with reporters, expressed confidence that the EPA will find no evidence of an illegal “defeat device” in the Jeeps and Rams. He said some of the computer software on the engines was not disclosed because it’s standard among automakers and disclosure wasn’t previously required. But he said the EPA changed the rules after the Volkswagen case.Marchionne said there is no comparison between his company and VW because there was no intent by Fiat Chrysler to deceive the EPA or cheat on emissions tests.“There’s not a guy in this house that would even remotely attempt to try something as stupid as that,” he said. “And if I found a guy like that I would have hung him on a door.”___Krisher reported from Detroit. Associated Press writers Dee-Ann Durbin in Detroit and Josh Lederman in Washington contributed to this report.___Follow Krisher at and Biesecker at story has been corrected to show that Cummins does not make engines in the affected Jeep and Ram models. US gov’t accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions FILE – In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014, file photo, a vehicle moves past a sign outside Fiat Chrysler Automobiles world headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, the U.S. government alleged that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles failed to disclose that software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement that it issued a “notice of violation” to the company that covers about 104,000 vehicles, including the 2014 through 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram pickups, all with 3-liter diesel engines. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) read more

Cian Dabrowski looking for seniors to leave legacy for Ohio State womensCian Dabrowski looking for seniors to leave legacy for Ohio State womens

OSU then-freshman attacker Cian Dabrowski (14) during a game against Maryland on May 1. Credit: Courtesy of Ben SolomanSenior attackman Cian Dabrowski said she believes the leadership and influence of the senior class will lead the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team to reach new heights this season on the heels of a 13-8 campaign.Dabrowski enters her senior season coming off a 2015 season for the books. She is the team’s active leader with 69 goals and 25 assists and she scored a team-high four goals when OSU knocked off No. 1 Maryland in the semifinals of the 2015 Big Ten tournament. This broke the Terrapins’ 27-game winning streak and gave the Buckeyes their first win over a top-ranked team in program history.“That was my favorite moment of my career as a Buckeye,” Dabrowski said. “No one really expected us to beat them, so it made that victory so much sweeter, and we all take a lot of pride in that game.”Going into the 2016 season, Dabrowski said she wants to continue the success the team has had in the past as different people step up and fill new roles.“Our team’s goals this year revolve around trying to build off of a great season last year and continuing to grow,” Dabrowski said. “We proved to be a big threat in our conference, as well as in the country, so continuing with that elite mentality is something we work on everyday.”Dabrowski said her personal role on the squad has evolved drastically since her freshman year.“We had some phenomenal players my first few years, so it was my job to learn from them and find a way to complement them,” Dabrowski said. “Now it’s my opportunity to put everything I’ve learned to work, and I’m looking forward to having more trust and assurance from my teammates when I have the ball.”OSU then-freshman attacker Cian Dabrowski (14) celebrates with teammates after a goal during a game against Maryland on May 1. Credit: Courtesy of Ben SolomanCoach Alexis Venechanos, in her sixth year at the helm for the Buckeyes, said Dabrowski and the rest of the senior class have always had great leaders above them, and she expects them to carry that quality on to their younger teammates.“I think Cian is really taking on the leadership role well,” Venechanos said. “She’s taking some of these newcomers under her wing in the attacking end, and she’s working well with our returners and some players who need a little more game experience.”Dabrowski said having nine teammates in her class brings a sense of variable leadership, which is reflected throughout the entire team.“Looking at nine of us for leadership is a blessing for our team, because it allows for so much diversity, and that unifies us with the younger girls,” Dabrowski said. “Our senior class is the most determined, hardworking and passionate group of girls that I am fortunate enough to call my teammates.”Venechanos said she is excited to see how Dabrowski will influence her team this season.“In the big stage, Cian is clutch,” Venechanos said. “She will be a person we will look up to both on and off the field this year.”Growing up in a lacrosse and hockey family, Dabrowski said she has a different perception of the game, which is something that she said she can use to her advantage as a leader.“I hope to continue to use this to my advantage in the upcoming season by inspiring my teammates to approach things differently,” Dabrowski said. “This is something that the Buckeye lacrosse atmosphere motivates me to do, while continuing with our own traditions, it can be truly humbling.”Venechanos said Dabrowski is a phenomenal player and an even better person, making her the ideal leader for the team. The hype around the Canadian product led to her being one of three OSU players named to the Big Ten’s players to watch list on Monday.“She has this great sense of self-confidence and never gets flustered when she makes a mistake,” Venechanos said. “She has this poise around her, and I’m really impressed with her competitiveness and determination.” Dabrowski and the Buckeyes are set to kick off their 2016 season on Feb. 13 against Detroit at 3:30 p.m. at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. read more

Firefox nouvelle mise à jour critiqueFirefox nouvelle mise à jour critique

first_imgFirefox : nouvelle mise à jour critiqueAprès deux mises à jour sur les versions 3.0 et 3.5 de son navigateur Firefox, Mozilla publie aujourd’hui un correctif destiné à combler une faille de sécurité identifiée à l’occasion du salon Pwn2Own sur la version 3.6.Cette faille de sécurité “critique” et le correctif correspondant ne concernent pour l’instant que la dernière mouture du navigateur de la fondation Mozilla mais la vulnérabilité pourrait également exister sur Firefox 3.5. Un second patch, destiné à cette autre version, devrait donc bientôt voir le jour. Le Pwn2Own est un concours de piratage informatique réunissant des hackers de haut vol. L’édition 2010, fidèle à la tradition, a permis de révéler une multitude de failles sur les navigateurs internet les plus utilisés. La faille identifiée sur Firefox 3.6 permettrait ainsi de prendre le contrôle d’un ordinateur à distance. La mise à jour de votre navigateur devrait être automatique. Si ce n’est pas le cas, rendez-vous sur le site de Mozilla Firefox pour télécharger Firefox 3.6.3. Le 2 avril 2010 à 11:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Astéroïde le Cnes veut lancer une mission spatiale pour étudier ApophisAstéroïde le Cnes veut lancer une mission spatiale pour étudier Apophis

first_imgAstéroïde : le Cnes veut lancer une mission spatiale pour étudier ApophisL’astéroïde Apophis est passé à proximité de la Terre en janvier dernier. Son prochain passage est prévu pour 2029 et l’Agence spatiale française, le Cnes, souhaiterait en profiter pour l’étudier de plus près.Baptisé en référence à la divinité égyptienne du mal et des ténèbres, l’astéroïde Apophis d’une taille de 325 mètres, a “frôlé” la Terre le 9 janvier dernier en passant à 14,4 millions de kilomètres d’elle. Son prochain passage aura lieu le 13 avril 2029 (à 30.000 km de la Terre) et il ne sera pas plus à craindre que celui de 2036. Néanmoins, ce qui inquiète davantage les spécialistes, c’est sa trajectoire pour 2068. A cette date, un risque de collision avec la Terre n’est pas exclu.”Ça reste possible pour 2068. C’est très improbable, mais pas impossible”, a expliqué mardi Jean-Yves Prado, du Centre national d’études spatiales (Cnes), membre du groupe de travail Astéroïdes géo-croiseurs des Nations unies. Pour cette raison, Apophis fait aujourd’hui partie des 1.387 astéroïdes “potentiellement dangereux” pour la Terre. Il faut savoir que s’il entrait en collision avec notre planète, au vu de sa taille, cela occasionnerait des dégâts à l’échelle d’un continent. C’est une des raisons qui pousse l’agence spatiale française à vouloir étudier Apophis de près et elle souhaite pour cela profiter de son passage en 2029. En effet, si on souhaite éviter une collision, l’idéal reste de savoir exactement à quel type d’objet on a à faire. Aussi, la connaissance de la structure interne de l’astéroïde “est cruciale pour la conception des missions de déviation”, indique le Dr Patrick Michel de l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur. Car parmi les nombreuses idées pour détourner les astéroïdes, outre les faire exploser grâce à une bombe nucléaire ou à des explosifs classiques, certains proposent de modifier leur trajectoire en les remorquant… Une mission spatiale vers Apophis À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreMais pour qu’un tel projet soit viable, il faut auparavant déterminer si la roche est solide, pré-fracturée, poreuse, ou s’il s’agit d’un agrégat. Même chose si on opte pour la solution explosive. “On a besoin de données extrêmement précises”, souligne Emmanuel Hinglais, responsable des études portant sur l’exploration de l’univers au Cnes. Pour le spécialiste cité par l’AFP, “les seuls moyens” de vérifier les modèles théoriques, ce sont les missions spatiales, comme par exemple la sonde Rosetta, qui a survolé Lutetia en 2010. Dans ce but, le Cnes envisage une mission spatiale vers Apophis, baptisée ApEx, afin d’une part d’améliorer les connaissances scientifiques, d’autre part de pouvoir, au besoin, dévier efficacement l’astéroïde en 2068 (voire plus tard encore). “Le risque est prédictif et on peut l’éviter, mais ces missions ne peuvent être réalisées que dans un cadre international”, estime Jean-Yves Prado. A priori, il faudrait un voyage de 12 à 18 mois pour qu’un vaisseau rejoigne Apophis. Il entamerait alors “une approche progressive” jusqu’à pouvoir déposer des instruments en surface (antenne radar, sismomètres…).Le 10 avril 2013 à 18:14 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bradfordbased accounts manager admits workplace pension offencesBradfordbased accounts manager admits workplace pension offences

first_imgBradford-based accounts manager Mansoor Nasir will be sentenced for workplace pension offences after pleading guilty to nine charges of knowingly or recklessly providing The Pensions Regulator (TPR) with information that was false or misleading.The offences, under section 80 of the Pensions Act 2004, involved workers at the Akbar chain of businesses in restaurants in Birmingham, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East between September 2014 and May 2017.A TPR investigation found Nasir had failed to automatically enrol 103 employees at the restaurants, for which he was working as payroll adviser, and tried to cover it up with false declarations.Joe Turner, TPR’s head of compliance and enforcement, said: “Part of Nasir’s job was to put the restaurant staff into workplace pensions. He failed to do so and then tried to cover it up by lying to us.“Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence that can earn you a fine, a prison sentence and a criminal record. All employers have workplace pension duties. Don’t take a risk that could affect you for the rest of your life.”Nasir, who is based at Beaumont Management Services in Duncombe Road, Bradford, will be sentenced at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 6 February.last_img read more

Supporters gather ahead of March For Our Lives ralliesSupporters gather ahead of March For Our Lives rallies

first_imgRELATED: MSD students speak with DC lawmakers, final preps underway for March For Our LivesHundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate in the march in D.C., which begins at noon and runs until 3 p.m.Parts of Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed for the march. Once the crowd reaches the main stage at the U.S. Capitol, they will hear from outspoken students and watch performances from stars supporting the effort.Leading up to the march, Parkland parents and kids shared why they made the trip to D.C.“‘Cause we’re right next to the school, we saw everything that was happening, we saw how everyone felt about it, and we saw all the actions that us as a city try to make change it,” said student Logan Walsh. “And I’ve seen what the students at Douglas and all the families and all the people in our city can do, at least on a state level, and I’m hoping that here, as all of us are gathering here, that we can help do it at a country level.”“This is real life history, this is a civics lesson that you can’t learn in class,” said parent Chris Walsh. “You come here, and you’re gonna be part of hopefully making a huge change. In Florida, we’ve gotten the gun laws and the school safety laws changed, and hopefully they’ll see that we’re serious.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. “It’s important that you vote and that you have your voices heard in government and that you know who you’re voting for,” said the freshman. “Don’t just vote for someone because of the ‘R’ or the ‘D’ next to their name. Vote for them because you know what they stand for, and you stand with them.”The rally at Pine Trails Park begins at 10 a.m.Supporters have begun gathering for a local rally in Miami Beach, as well.A 17-year-old student held a poster that read, “I should be writing my English paper, not my will.”“We are not just teens,” said the student. “We are teens that are involved, and we are teens that are educated about our political system, and we’re here to stay. We’re here to show our support and to show that we are here for change.”“So basically, adults right now and politicians are canceling out our views, saying that us students aren’t educated enough on this topic or that we don’t know what we’re talking about, we don’t know what we’re advocating for, but we do.” said another student. “Although we’re 18 years old and we’re young, we do have the knowledge and we do have the power to stand up for an issue like this.”Security is also tight around Washington, D.C., Saturday morning, as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and their supporters prepare for the March For Our Lives there. PARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – Supporters have begun to gather for local March For Our Lives rallies in South Florida, Saturday morning.“Everything’s come together beautifully,” said Marjory Stoneman Douglas student and organizer Sam Resnick.As many as 20,000 to 30,000 people are expected to attend the rally at Pine Trails Park in Parkland.“Well, Parkland is where it all started. It was our school that started this entire movement, our students that are working so hard up there in D.C. right now as we speak,” said a Stoneman Douglas freshman. “So it is important that we show how strong we are as a community and how we’ve come together after the horrors that occurred and how now we’re fighting for change.”“I hid in the closet for about an hour and a half with 28 other people,” said the freshman. “We had no idea what was going on. For a period of time, we didn’t even know if it was a shooting, if it was a drill, what was going on.”The freshman girl said she was friends with one of the shooting victims. “All I’m doing right now is in honor of her and the 16 other victims,” she said.At the Parkland rally, there will also be places set for people to register to vote. last_img read more

The Your Password Email extortion scamThe Your Password Email extortion scam

first_imgThe “Your Password” Email extortion scam by Martin Brinkmann on August 09, 2018 in Security – 32 commentsIf you have received an email with the subject line “Your password” followed by a password that you used in the past or are still using, you may wonder whether the allegations made in the email are true and whether you should pay the sender money.The email claims that the sender set up malware on adult video sites that you visited to gain access to the computer, screen and webcam. The cam was used to record a video of your activities while being on the adult video site, and other software was used to obtain lists of contacts from Facebook, email and other places.The sender asks for a sum in Bitcoin and wants it sent to an address within one day. Failure to comply to the demand will lead to the publication of the video and the informing of all contacts about it.Fact is: the password is correct and that may be a shock to you depending on whether you still use the password or not. From what I could gather, it appears that the revealed passwords are quite old and may not be in use anymore. The rest of the email is very generic and contains no personal information.If you received such an email, you may want to think logically about it. If you don’t visit adult sites or don’t have a webcam, then it is obviously fake.The most likely scenario is that the sender used password leak databases for the scam. It is easy enough to break weak passwords using today’s computers and that is probably what happened here as well.What you should doIf you received such an email, ignore it and don’t send any money to the sender. You may want to make sure that you don’t use the password anywhere anymore.It is probably a good idea to start using a password manager, KeePass if you want to keep things on the local device, or an online password manager like Dashlane, LastPass, or 1Password.Make sure you change any account password that uses the revealed password. If you use a password manager you may use the built-in functionality to create unique strong passwords for your accounts.Another thing that you may want to consider is putting tape over your webcam if you never use it, or one of these protectors if you do use them.What you should not doYou should not pay or reply to the email.Here is the actual email:It seems that, [password], is your password. You may not know me and you are probably wondering why you are getting this e mail, right?actually, I setup a malware on the adult vids (porno) web-site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) having a keylogger which gave me accessibility to your screen and web cam. after that, my software program obtained all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, as well as email.What did I do?I created a double-screen video. 1st part shows the video you were watching (you’ve got a good taste haha . . .), and 2nd part shows the recording of your web cam.exactly what should you do?Well, in my opinion, $1000 is a fair price for our little secret. You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you do not know this, search “how to buy bitcoin” in Google).BTC Address:[…](It is cAsE sensitive, so copy and paste it)Important: You have one day in order to make the payment. (I’ve a unique pixel in this e mail, and at this moment I know that you have read through this email message). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send out your video recording to all of your contacts including relatives, coworkers, and so on. Having said that, if I receive the payment, I’ll destroy the video immidiately. If you need evidence, reply with “Yes!” and I will certainly send out your video recording to your 6 contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, that being said don’t waste my personal time and yours by responding to this message.SummaryArticle NameThe “Your Password” Email extortion scamDescriptionIf you have received an email with the subject line “Your password” followed by a password that you used in the past or are still using, you may wonder whether the allegations made in the email are true and whether you should pay the sender money.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Google Cloud hands over Kubernetes project operations to CNCF grants 9M inGoogle Cloud hands over Kubernetes project operations to CNCF grants 9M in

first_imgGoogle today announced that it is stepping back from managing the Kubernetes architecture and is funding the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) $9M in GCP credits for a successful transition. These credits are split over a period of three years to cover infrastructure costs. Google is also handing over operational control of the Kubernetes project to the CNCF community. They will now take ownership of day-to-day operational tasks such as testing and builds, as well as maintaining and operating the image repository and download infrastructure. Kubernetes was first created by Google in 2014. Since then Google has been providing Kubernetes with the cloud resources that support the project development. These include CI/CD testing infrastructure, container downloads, and other services like DNS, all running on Google Cloud Platform. With Google passing the reign to CNCF, it’s goal is to make make sure “Kubernetes is ready to scale when your enterprise needs it to”. The $9M grant will be dedicated to building the world-wide network and storage capacity required to serve container downloads. In addition, a large part of this grant will also be dedicated to funding scalability testing, which runs 150,000 containers across 5,000 virtual machines. “Since releasing Kubernetes in 2014, Google has remained heavily involved in the project and actively contributes to its vibrant community. We also believe that for an open source project to truly thrive, all aspects of a mature project should be maintained by the people developing it. In passing the baton of operational responsibilities to Kubernetes contributors with the stewardship of the CNCF, we look forward to seeing how the project continues to evolve and experience breakneck adoption” said Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy for Google Cloud. The CNCF foundation includes a large number of companies of the likes of Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle, SAP etc. All of these will be profiting from the work of the CNCF and the Kubernetes community. With this move, Google is perhaps also transferring the load of running the Kubernetes infrastructure to these members. As mentioned in their blog post, they look forward to seeing the new ideas and efficiencies that all Kubernetes contributors bring to the project’s operations. To learn more, check out the CNCF announcement post and the Google Cloud Platform blog. Read Next Kubernetes 1.11 is here! Google Kubernetes Engine 1.10 is now generally available and ready for enterprise use. Kubernetes Container 1.1 Integration is now generally available.last_img read more

New Home Sales Rise in March as Prices PlummetNew Home Sales Rise in March as Prices Plummet

first_imgNew Home Sales Rise in March as Prices Plummet Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Census Bureau Existing-Home Sales For-Sale Homes Home Prices Home Sales HUD Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman National Association of Home Builders National Association of Realtors Pending-Home Sales Processing Service Providers 2013-04-23 Mark Lieberman Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img April 23, 2013 445 Views After experiencing the sharpest drop in two years in February, new home sales increased 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 417,000 in March, the “”Census Bureau and HUD””: reported Tuesday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected March sales to increase to 419,000 from February’s 411,000. [IMAGE]The median price of a new home, according to the Census-HUD report, plunged $17,900 (or 6.8 percent) in March to $247,000, the largest month-over-month decline since February 2011.The inventory of homes available for sale rose to 153,000–the highest level since November 2011–translating to a 4.4 month supply, matching February.Sales had fallen 7.6 percent in February, the largest drop since February 2011.The Census-HUD report tracks contract signings, not closings. While the boost in sales is a positive sign, the sharp drop in prices was consistent with the drop in builder confidence reported last week by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The “”decline in the NAHB├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós Housing Market Index””:, though, was driven largely by a drop in buyer traffic.The average price of a new home fell a staggering $30,100 in March (9.7 percent) to $279,900, its lowest level since last June. The monthly average price decline was the steepest in both dollar and percentage terms since August 2008, when the average price fell $36,400–or 12.8 percent–in one month. The median price of a new home remained ahead of the price one year ago by 3.0 percent, the weakest year-over-year gain since last June. The average price, however, was 1.3 percent below the average price in March 2012.The sharp drop in prices add new challenges to builders who are already seeing a shift in preferences as “”housing starts tilt to multifamily””: from single-family. In its last report on housing permits and starts, Census and HUD said the entire increase in housing starts in March was attributable to multifamily activity as single-family starts fell. That report also showed builders completed 593,000 new single family homes in March, far above the sales pace. Indeed, the gap between March completions and sales was 176,000, the widest since August 2011, when builders completed 186,000 more homes than they sold.The government report on new homes came on the heels of the “”report Monday””: from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that existing-home sale closings fell 0.6 percent in March as the median price of an existing single-family home rose. The NAR├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós Pending Home Sales Index, which parallels the new home sales report, will be released next week.Homes with price tags under $300,000 represented 68 percent of March sales, up from 64 percent in February. Homes priced below $150,000 represented 13 percent of March sales, up from 10 percent in February. Homes prices at $400,000 or more represented 13 percent of March sales, down from 21 percent in February. The boost in sales for lower priced homes could mean more construction activity for less expensive homes–primarily low-end, starter homes–but also reduced profit margins for builders.Regionally, sales improved in two of the four Census regions: up 35,000 in the South to 215,000 and 7,000 in the Northeast to 41,000. Sales fell 29,000 to 110,000 in the West and dropped 7,000 in the Midwest to 51,000. _Hear Mark Lieberman every Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern time._last_img read more

Senators Introduce Amendment to Spur GSE ReformSenators Introduce Amendment to Spur GSE Reform

first_img Amendment GSE Reform Jumpstart GSE Reform Act Senators 2015-11-19 Seth Welborn U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2577) in an effort to spur substantive and structural housing finance reform, according to an announcement from Corker.The amendment, known as the Jumpstart GSE Reform Act, was introduced by Corker, Warner, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), and Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) in September and offered on Thursday by Corker and Warner as an amendment to H.R. 2577. The Jumpstart GSE Reform Act prohibits the sale of Treasury-owned preferred shares in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac without approval from Congress, and also prohibits increases in guarantee fees charged by the GSEs from offsetting non-housing related government spending.“Although the FHFA is taking important steps to de-risk Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers will continue to be on the hook for a future bailout if Congress does not produce legislation to transform our housing finance system,” Corker said. “There is overwhelming consensus that congressional action is needed, and it is hard to imagine that anyone would ever want to harm taxpayers and return to the failed model of private gains and public losses. While comprehensive reform is my preference, this amendment will ensure the future of Fannie and Freddie will be determined by Congress.”That same quartet of Senators originally introduced the Jumpstart GSE Reform Act in March 2013. Three months later, in June 2013, Corker and Warner also introduced a bill to wind down the GSEs and replaced them with a new government agency with a private backstop, transferring much of the mortgage risk from taxpayers to the private sector.“As my colleagues and I reintroduce this broadly bipartisan legislation, momentum is certainly building to ensure that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not turned loose to wreak havoc on the economy and taxpayers in their current form,” Vitter said. “I’m confident that when it reaches the floor, there will be an overwhelming show of bipartisan support for this common sense, reform legislation.”Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in conservatorship of the government since September 2008, at which point they received a $187.5 billion bailout from taxpayers to continue operations. Treasury purchased senior preferred stock in the GSEs as a result of the bailout and was given sole discretion as to what to do with those shares. The Jumpstart GSE Reform Act would change that and require Congressional approval for Treasury to purchase those shares.Sen. Bob Corker“There is overwhelming consensus that congressional action is needed, and it is hard to imagine that anyone would ever want to harm taxpayers and return to the failed model of private gains and public losses.”Sen. Bob CorkerWhile there is much bipartisan agreement that the conservatorships were only meant to be temporary and should end, top officials in the Obama Administration have stated in the last two months that the FHFA’s conservatorships of the GSEs will not end during the last year of Obama’s presidency despite calls from various activist groups to “recap and release,” or recapitalize the GSEs and release them from conservatorship.“Given Fannie and Freddie’s significance to our housing market, any decision about their future should be based on bipartisan policy goals that have been reviewed and approved by Congress,” Warner said. “It’s been seven years of limbo and volatility since the GSEs were taken into conservatorship. It’s time for Congress to act on a long-term solution for our housing finance system.”On the issue of GSE reform, Warren said, “It has been nearly seven years since the financial crisis, and it is past time to reform Fannie and Freddie. That means removing the obstacles and starting a bipartisan effort to take on housing finance reform this Congress. I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Senators Corker, Warner, and Vitter, and I look forward to collaborating with them and other Senators in the months ahead on this important issue.”A bill sponsored by Vitter and Warren that would cap the annual salaris of the CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at $600,000 passed in the House earlier in November with bipartisan support.Earlier in November, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass an amendment eliminating the use of guarantee fees on mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to fund a controversial $47 billion transportation bill known as H.R. 22, or the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act. The amendment, proposed by Reps. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) and Bill Huizenga (R-Michigan), removes the proposed delay in cuts to Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s g-fees and also strikes down the proposed reduction to the Fed’s fixed dividend rate for banks, which would limit the banks’ ability to lend. November 19, 2015 613 Views Senators Introduce Amendment to Spur GSE Reformcenter_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Sharelast_img read more

Already a dangerous deep threat and underrated posAlready a dangerous deep threat and underrated pos

first_imgAlready a dangerous deep threat and underrated possession receiver, Brown still has one area in need of improvement. Although much of his late-season disappearance can be attributed to Lindley’s faceplant, Arians noted that the 179-pound Brown must get stronger to withstand press coverage and the rigors of a long season.Despite his shortcomings in terms of physical build, Wesserling fully expects Brown to develop into a potential 1,000-yard receiving candidate alongside veterans Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.Arizona’s offense has a chance to emerge as one of the league’s best in 2015. Arians is a mastermind, the offensive line has graduated from an area of weakness to one of strength, Palmer has surpassed expectations in his return from ACL surgery, and the wide receiver trio of Brown, Fitzgerald and Floyd is versatile and productive.Brown is a more uniquely talented receiver than Floyd. It wouldn’t surprise us if the former is thrust into a more prominent role at the expense of the latter, with the Cardinals ultimately allowing Floyd to walk as a free agent. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling But it’s not just Cardinals fans and the local media who have taken notice of Brown’s emergence as a primary weapon for head coach Bruce Arians’ offense.On Friday, writer Chris Wesseling ranked Brown sixth in his list of players he believes will “make the leap” from relative obscurity to household name-type status.Says Wesserling of Brown:It’s rare to come across an offseason hype bunny who meets expectations as a rookie. It’s even more rare to find an NFL draft sleeper in the height of the Twitter era. A hidden gem from small-school Pittsburg State, the third-round pick immediately impressed the Cardinals with his high-end speed, uncanny instincts and unexpected understanding of route concepts.Before the end of his first training camp, Brown was already drawing comparisons to potential Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, Colts star T.Y. Hilton and 2003 rookie sensation Anquan Boldin.Once the season began, coach Bruce Arians featured Brown on the routes run by Hilton, Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace in his old Colts and Steelers offenses, aligning him all over the formation. At 5-foot-11 with 4.34 wheels, his deep speed and uncommon stop-start quickness hardly came as a surprise. What stood out on Game Rewind was Brown’s impressive leaping ability, great ball skills, sideline artistry and sure hands.However, Wesserling also noted there’s one big thing Brown could improve upon to make himself even more well-rounded as a receiver. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Top Stories Starting from humble beginnings as a third-round draft pick from Pittsburg State in 2014, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown has made the most of his short time in the league, stepping into the spotlight and announcing himself in emphatic fashion following a rookie campaign that saw Brown catch 48 passes for 696 yards and five touchdowns.Blessed with breathtaking 4.34 speed and a penchant for making big plays, Brown is expected to assume an even greater role within the Cardinals offense in 2015. Not only is Brown a year older and presumably a year wiser, but he’ll enter the season with the comfort of knowing quarterback Carson Palmer is healthy after suffering a torn ACL midway through last season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Tears to his left ACL in 2013 and right ACL in 201Tears to his left ACL in 2013 and right ACL in 201

first_imgTears to his left ACL in 2013 and right ACL in 2015 cut two seasons short but didn’t keep Mathieu down as he led the league in snaps played last season.Throughout his time with Arizona, Mathieu was a fan favorite. It was not uncommon to see fans sporting a single eye black or numerous blonde mohawks throughout the stands at University of Phoenix Stadium.When I first got here, I was just a kid who loved football, but didn’t understand much else about life. Today, I’m a man who understands how much you can offer the world if you give a little of yourself. Arizona did that.Thank you so much for accepting me and embracing me, not just as Honey Badger, but as Tyrann. Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates his second interception of the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) A supernova in the making, Mathieu’s stock soared during his sophomore year at LSU, winning the Chuck Bednarik Award as the best defensive player in college football. His stardom was short-lived though, as he was dismissed from the program in 2012 for multiple violations of the university substance abuse policy.There was no denying the talent possessed by Mathieu but off-field issues attributed to his name not being called in the 2013 NFL Draft until the Cardinals took a chance on him with pick No. 69. Adversity has been no stranger in the life of former Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu. On Thursday morning he faced his latest challenge.Saying goodbye.After being released by the Cardinals in the offseason, Mathieu signed with the Houston Texans on March 16 to a one-year, $7 million deal.Reflecting on his journey, Mathieu penned a letter to The Players’ Tribune, expressing gratitude for his time in Arizona. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 7 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact It was brutal watching 15 other defensive backs get selected before me. Fifteen. One-five. I knew I had a lot of work to do in order to rebuild my reputation, but that showed me just how much work there was to be done. There was clearly a large gap between what NFL teams thought I could do and what I knew I could do.Upon arriving in Arizona, Mathieu was taken under the wing of former safety Rashad Johnson. It was through Johnson’s tutelage that Mathieu became a student of the game and also started to improve his character.He helped me realize that I could be a ruthless competitor on the football field, and an entirely different person off of it — that there was value in both. And as I came to discover, that was just the culture here. Up and down the roster there were guys like Fitz, Calais, Jerraud Powers and so many others who were willing to teach you how to be a professional.In five years with the Cardinals, Mathieu quickly became one of the top young defensive players in the NFL. His breakout year came in 2015, earning First-Team All-Pro honors after recording a career-high five interceptions and 80 tackles.last_img read more