Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced that he will kick off his poll campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections from Saharanpur on Sunday. In a tweet in Hindi, Adityanath said that with the “blessings of Ma Shakummbhari, I will be launching the campaign from Saharanpur, the land known for its wood work, to wipe out dynastic politics and take the victory chariot of the BJP further”. In Saharanpur, he will also address a public rally after which he will fly to Mathura, where he will seek votes for actress-turned-politician Hema Malini, who has been fielded for a second term from the seat. An aide told IANS that the Chief Minister will also hold rallies in Gorakhpur and Varanasi on March 26. He has represented Gorakhpur for five straight terms in the Lok Sabha before he resigned to take over as Chief Minister.
With regards to the Municipal entertainment taxes Live Events said the company remains transparent and ethical in all operations.Live Events said it will continue to ensure full compliance with all relevant tax commitments and is providing all necessary information to the Colombo Municipal Council, in order to clarify facts and the way forward. (Colombo Gazette) Sangakkara and Jayawardena said in a joint statement that the organizers are in agreement, with their direction, that such shortcomings must not be tolerated. Former Cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena who are the board members of Live Events Sri Lanka, had this week called for an internal inquiry into the shortcomings at the Enrique Iglesias concert staged in Colombo and have also decided to compensate the fans. Live Events, the company which staged the Enrique Iglesias concert in Sri Lanka recently, has been temporarily blacklisted over the failure to pay an entertainment tax of Rs. 29 Million.The Colombo Municipal Council said the company will remain blacklisted till the payment is made.
“He urges the country’s political parties to set aside differences in the interest of the nation and form a broad-based government without further delay,” the spokesperson added in a statement issued on Friday night. “He also encourages the main stakeholders to create a conducive environment for the next elections.” The Asian nation’s political leaders have reportedly failed to nominate over the past three weeks a prime ministerial candidate, who would lead a new government that would be responsible for holding Constituent Assembly elections.The South Asian country has been plagued by political disputes since a civil war between Government forces and Maoists formally ended in 2007 and the monarchy was abolished. There have been important achievements in the peace process to date, including the completion of the discharge and integration process of the ex-Maoist army, the successful and largely peaceful elections in 2008, the removal of all minefields, and a smooth transition to a Republic.However, challenges have included a missed 27 May deadline for a new Constitution and the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly that followed.Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said that the Secretary-General urges all actors in Nepal to “reaffirm their commitment to the Comprehensive Peace Agreements and to safeguard the achievements of the past several years in line with the aspirations of the Nepali people.”
With cold and rainy weather sweeping through, nearly one million children affected by crises across the region face the risk of life-threatening or debilitating illness.“Years of conflict, displacement and unemployment have reduced families’ financial resources to almost nothing,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Staying warm has simply become unaffordable.”UNICEF’s $33 million funding gap is two thirds of its total appeal for lifesaving winter assistance for children, which includes supplies of warm clothes, blankets, water and sanitation needs.“With little nutritious food and healthcare, children have grown weak, becoming prone to hypothermia and dangerous respiratory diseases,” Mr. Cappelaere explained. “Without help to protect them from the freezing weather, these children are likely to face dire consequences.”Falling temperatures will bring even further hardship to thousands of families who are living in extremely basic conditions, especially in camps or crowded shelters with little protection from the freezing cold. Last winter, two children died from the cold while attempting to flee the Syrian war searching for safety in Lebanon.UNICEF aims to reach 1.3 million children in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt with warm clothes; thermal blankets; water, sanitation, health and hygiene support; and cash assistance for families.Keeping vulnerable children across the region warm, heathy and in school are at the forefront of UNICEF’s priorities this winter, said the agency.
THE JUSTICE MINISTER will appear before an Oireachtas Committee tomorrow to discuss a law that will cut down on the number of people being jailed for non-payment of fines.Figures from 2012 show that 8,304 were sent to prison for non-payments of fines. Over 85 per cent of those people return to jail within four years.The Irish Penal Reform Trust has called for the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Bill 2013 to be enacted, saying that it needed to provide for fines to be paid in instalments.That is something Oireachtas Justice Committee Chairman David Stanton says has been taken on board.“The aim of the Bill is to ensure that fines imposed by the Courts are collected and to reduce to a minimum the number of people sent to prison each year from non-payment of fines.“Among its provisions are: an option to pay a fine by instalments over 12 months; that the court imposing any such fine shall take into account the person’s financial circumstances; and to provide for the making of community service orders or the commitment to imprisonment of persons in certain circumstances where such fines imposed on them are not paid.”The meeting will start in Committee Room 2 at 10am tomorrow and can be followed by clicking here.Read: Ireland paid over €3.5m in EC fines over septic tanks and EIAsRead: Council to look at increasing staff to tackle illegal dumping
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Church of Greece said on Friday that it would not fight the Government’s attempt to tax some of its operations after certain provisions in the recently tabled bill were watered down.The Church’s Holy Synod met last week to discuss the Government’s decision to impose various levies as part of its bid to increase revenue.“We have never refused, nor do we now refuse to be taxed,” said the Holy Synod in a statement. “The Church wants to find a way in which it can support the state in its efforts but which does not damage its humanitarian work, so that people can benefit.”The Government has proposed a 20 percent tax on the income that the Church makes from its real estate, which is estimated to be 10 million euros a year.However, the Finance Ministry has accepted as tax deductible the wages paid to personnel working for the Church and to factor in a 5 percent depreciation for buildings that are rented out for accommodation and 3 percent for those that are leased by businesses.The Government conceded ground on the tax it wanted to impose on donations made to the Church. It had aimed to tax these at 10 percent for cash donations and 5 percent for any real estate that is gifted to the Church. However, this has been severely diluted to 0.1 and 0.5 percent respectively.The Holy Synod said that it would submit a list of proposals to the Finance Ministry regarding its plans to tax the Church’s property and charity organizations but did not reveal what these suggestions would be.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Merging fashion and charity together, Funding Research of Cancer (FROC) is bringing together an amazing array of Melbourne’s fashion design talent to help raise funds for the Peter McCallum Cancer Foundation. Now in its third year, the not-for-profit event was started by Melbourne hairdressers Andrea Pavlou (Xiang Hair – Essendon, Greensborgouh, QV and Collingwood) and James Razos (Rakis on Collins – Melbourne CBD). This year’s event will see fashion labels Cactus Jam, Trimapee, Cose Ipanema and Husk donate their wares to the cause. Stunning Melbourne models have also volunteered their time for the event. The hairdressers joined forces to raise money for cancer because they feel they are both fortunate to have good health, good businesses and a good life and wanted to give back. “I lost a client very dear to me – as all clients are – and she died from thyroid cancer and we decided to give [something] back,” explains founding member Pavlou. Funds raised will go towards research and clinical trials into 11 types of tumours, as well as help equip cancer research facilities to find new and better cures for cancers. A ticket to the event will get you drinks on arrival, a gift bag, a ten minute stand-up by comedian Dave Hughes, and commentary by MC Jennifer Hanson. There will also be a raffle, a silent auction and the fashion parade – modelled by some of Australia’s top models. “The first year we had approximately 350 people attend the event and we raised $18,800 and last year we had just under 500 and we raised $33,000,” says Pavlou who says this year she is aiming high. Their goal is for 600 people to attend the event and hopefully raise around the $50,000 mark. “It’s a really fun vibrant night full of hair and fashion,” says Pavlou. FROC, fundraising research of cancer, will take place on Monday 27 February, at Peninsula C, Shed 14, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands. Doors open 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start. Tickets are $65 and are available from Ticketmaster by visiting ticketmaster.com.au. For more information on the event go to www.froc.net.au
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Internazionale Milan beat Lazio 3-0 this Monday night in the Italian Lega Serie A and the team is now in the second position in the standingsInternazionale Milan had a great match against Lazio tonight, getting a 3-0 win that pushed them to the second position in the Italian Lega Serie A standings.And for Inter’s coach Luciano Spalletti, they had a good performance.“The performance is the fundamental thing. We have the possibility to control games the way we did in the first half, whereas in the second we gave the ball away too much, allowed Lazio to cause us problems and in those situations, I see a lot of what we shouldn’t do,” Spalletti told Football Italia.Report: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“This is why I say we’re not the anti-Juve because if we wander into those errors, we are anti-nobody. We had one decent half, that’s it. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.”“Anyone who wants to leave things the way they are had better get out of the way. The President has spoken clearly,” he added.“These are the ambitions of Inter, to have this attitude and control the game at the Stadio Olimpico against a very impressive Lazio.”“The results might not always be like this, but the approach has to be for Inter,” he commented.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) is hosting its annual Tea by the Sea event on Saturday, January 19, at the famous Marine Room restaurant.The event will feature a variety of delicious food paired with beautiful oceanfront views of the La Jolla tide.Guests will enjoy complimentary champagne, a signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live music and a visit from the Marine Room’s Executive Chef Bernard.St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center said proceeds from the event will directly benefit thier art program.SMSC is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 400 individuals with developmental disabilities, with the mission to educate and empower students to realize their full potential.To learn more about Tea by the Sea and to purchase tickets, please visit www.stmsc.org January 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Tea by the Sea with The Marine Room KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 11, 2019
SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty ImagesConspiracy theorists have long been alleging that the moon, Earth’s only natural satellite is home to an advanced alien civilization. As per these conspiracy theorists, NASA, the United States space agency is well aware of alien existence, but they are covering up these mysterious facts for unknown motives. Adding heat to these bizarre claims, Scott C Waring, a popular conspiracy theorist based in Taiwan has now sensationally argued that he has spotted a hidden alien city on the lunar surface.Waring made these mindblowing claims in a recent post on his website ET Data Base. In the website post, the self-proclaimed alien researcher revealed that he made this discovery using Google moon map. He added that the alien city in the lunar surface stretches across more than 15 kilometres.”The alien structure is huge, over 15 km long and wide. The structure is seen in only one area of photos. Others photos of this crater have it edited out. In my video of this object at the end, I show how easy it is for NASA to edit out such alien artefacts. It took me a whole 4 seconds to remove it and make it appear natural. It is obvious to me that NASA missed editing out this huge structure, but after reporting it, I give it 6 months before Google edits it out for the US government,” wrote Waring on his website.Waring outlandishly claimed that these mysterious alien structures are still working, and it can be used by humans during times of lunar colonization. He also made it clear that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has a golden opportunity to use these alien bases to conduct moon mining in the future.Even though Elon Musk’s discovery is receiving positive reviews from his followers, sceptics have dismissed the alien angle, and they made it clear that the finding of Waring is a clear case of pareidolia. As per sceptics, pareidolia is a peculiar capability of the human brain to form recognizable images on unknown patterns.
A Chandpur court on Saturday issued a warrant for arresting Haimchar upazila chairman and local Awami League leader Nur Hossain Patowary in a case filed for walking over a ‘human-bridge” made by school children.Chandpur judicial magistrate issued the warrant as Nur Hossain failed to appear before the court in connection with the case.On 30 January, some students of Nilkamal Osmania High School made a symbolic ‘Padma bridge’ joining their hands on the occasion of the annual sports day of the school.Nur Hossain Patwari, also general secretary of upazila unit Awami League, who attended the programme as the chief guest, walked over the students’ bodies.The video footage and image of the incident went viral on Facebook which triggered a huge criticism across the country.Nur Hossain earlier secured bail from the High Court, later the Supreme Court cancelled his bail and ordered him to surrender before the lower court within four weeks.But Nur did not appear before the court, said officer-in-charge of Haimchar police station.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France on 26 November 2014As Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi prepares to be sworn in for a second four-year term on Saturday, a wave of arrests signals his government’s fear of social dissent, analysts say.Personalities involved in the January 2011 popular uprising that brought down president Hosni Mubarak are among those to have been detained, amid a crackdown that began after March elections gave Sisi an official 97 per cent of the vote.Two of those arrested are blogger and journalist Wael Abbas and Shadi Ghazali Harb, one of the youth leaders during the 2011 revolution.They also include Hazim Abdelazim, who has described his decision to head the youth committee of Sisi’s successful 2014 presidential bid as his “biggest mistake”.“The arrests are in line with the repressive policies of recent years, which aim to subdue” all potential checks on power, said Karim Bitar, a researcher at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs.A month ahead of the elections, the public prosecutor’s office warned the media it would act against the dissemination of “false information” deemed detrimental to the country’s “safety and security”.The latest arrests show “nothing has changed in the security-focused policies of the regime” in Egypt, said Mostafa Kamel el-Sayed, a political science professor at Cairo University.“There is still worry of a repeat of what happened in January 2011, which the president has expressed more than once,” said Sayed.Economic hardship may also be making the authorities jittery, analysts say.The government has brought in a value-added tax, cut fuel subsidies and hiked electricity prices, as it seeks to keep to the terms of a $12-billion (10.3-billion-euro) loan deal with the International Monetary Fund.The authorities may also fear activists will “use these circumstances to mobilise citizens against Sisi’s regime”, with figures who made their names in 2011 a particular source of potential concern, Sayed told AFP.A collapse in the value of the currency in late 2016 and resultant inflation, which peaked at 33 percent last July, has also left consumers feeling the pinch.Another electricity price hike and cut to fuel subsidies are planned for the summer.To prepare the public for this unpopular medicine, state-run media has cited the government’s massive 104-billion-pound ($5.8 billion, five-billion-euro) petroleum subsidy bill and the squeeze caused by oil prices rising back above $75 per barrel.‘State of oppression’Advocacy groups have condemned the arrests, calling on authorities to release the activists, with Human Rights Watch on Thursday denouncing a “state of oppression”.The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has also condemned the wave of arrests.“Sustainable stability and security can only go hand in hand with the full respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms,” her spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said.“The increasing number of arrests of human rights defenders, political activists and bloggers in the latest weeks in Egypt is therefore a worrying development,” said Kocijancic.Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid rejected the criticisms, saying the EU’s track record in human rights can also be condemned.Abu Zeid pointed to “the immense difficulty and degrading treatment suffered by many of the immigrants and refugees, as well as the violations committed by law enforcement authorities” in the EU.“That is in addition to the growing effect of the rise of extremist, right-wing parties and movements, with the ensuing manifestations of racism, discrimination, violence and hate speech,” Abu Zeid said in a statement.Also last month an Egyptian military court sentenced Ismail Alexandrani, a prominent journalist and expert on jihadist movements in the Sinai Peninsula, to 10 years in prison.The court has yet to issue its reasoning, but Alexandrani’s lawyer said he had been accused of publishing military secrets and belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood.For Paris-based researcher Bitar, Egypt’s policy direction is at least in part the consequence of the West’s own policies.“The Western preference for Arab authoritarianism provides rulers in the Middle East blank cheques that make them feel they have no limits in regards to oppression,” said Bitar.
Share Manuel Balce Ceneta/APFormer California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in October on the day arguments took place in a case about political maps in Wisconsin.Updated at 4:39 p.m. ETThe U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a Republican challenge to the newly drawn Pennsylvania congressional map ahead of the 2018 elections.The decision means Republicans have few, if any, options remaining to try to stem a map that will almost certainly result in Democrats picking up potentially three or four seats and could make half a dozen or more competitive.Tuesday is the filing deadline for candidates for Pennsylvania’s April 26 primaries.Last month, the Supreme Court also declined to block the state court decision that said the old GOP-drawn map violated the Pennsylvania Constitution.Republicans drew a gerrymandered map in 2011 that resulted in a 13-5 congressional district advantage. That was despite Democrats having won the state in five straight presidential elections at the time.Democrats need to win a net of 24 seats to win a majority in the U.S. House.The decision comes on the same day a federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Republican congressmen challenging the new map. It’s a double gut punch to the GOP and all but guarantees that Democrats pick up a few seats, and in an election with control of Congress at stake, every seat counts.Legally, the challenge could also open the path to a slew of state court challenges.Challengers to the 2011 GOP-drawn map called into question its legality based on the state constitution, a rarity that could provide a road map for challengers in other states.The Supreme Court’s decision Monday also shows a possible reluctance to weigh in on state law when it comes to redistricting.This is not the last say the Supreme Court will have, however, on redistricting. It is hearing arguments March 28 on a Republican challenge to Maryland’s Democratic-drawn congressional map, and the court has a decision pending on a Democratic challenge to GOP-drawn state legislative districts in Wisconsin.Both cases deal with political rather than racial gerrymandering. While the court has ruled previously on racial gerrymandering, it has never ruled on political gerrymandering.The Supreme Court will hear arguments April 24 on racial gerrymandering in Texas as well. And the court also temporarily blocked a lower court’s decision in a racial gerrymandering case in North Carolina ordering the state to redraw a map that was favorable to Republicans.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFROA Baltimore native has returned home from Harvard Law School.D’Sean Williams-Brown, 25, is now studying for his bar exam after graduating in Harvard’s 2018 class.After studying at Howard University and Harvard Law School, D’Sean Williams-Brown is back in his hometown. (Courtesy photo)Born in 1993, Williams-Brown grew up on the 2600 block of Kirk Avenue before moving north in 1998 to Winston Avenue.It was in these Black communities that Williams-Brown’s interests in politics and law grew.“The neighborhood I lived in, what it looked like, the challenges that both my family faced and everyone in the neighborhood faced; the folks that were facing these challenges, all of them looked like me,” Williams-Brown told the AFRO. “The politics of the Black community, the issues were so common, but it is the truth, I couldn’t put two and two together, I just knew that something else was involved, and it led me to examine how did this happen?”He had more questions as he took more of Baltimore in.“How do I live in a block with all Black families and then when I go across to the other side of town, it looks different,” Williams-Brown said. “Why is my school set up in a certain way? We have one Black teacher in school, how do these things come into play?”While working on these questions, Williams-Brown somewhat struggled in middle school as a B-C student.“I got into mischievous stuff, joking, teasing, not listening to teachers, not really paying attention, my grades suffered with a few detentions here and there,” Williams-Brown said.He was denied admission to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, due to his subpar grades, leaving his parents with a tough choice.“My parents were left either to send me to a school in the area that was struggling, and eventually closed, or send me to private school,” Williams-Brown said. “My dad had found me a private school, he talked to my mom, he said ‘you know what, let’s give this a shot.’”With help from his three aunts and his grandparents, Williams-Brown’s family was able to raise the tuition for him to attend Calvert Hall Catholic High School.“I think that sort of sparked within me, that I need to take it serious,” Williams-Brown said. “This is not cheap, this is not easy, they really are pushing for me to accomplish, so let me go and do well. It was a different experience, coming from a city school to a private school, my only focus was to go in, put my head down and do the work and make sure that investment paid off.”It did pay off. Upon graduation, Williams-Brown was awarded a full academic scholarship to Howard University.“People call it the Mecca, it’s this center of Black culture and Black history and education for so many brilliant people and experiences,” Williams-Brown said.While studying alongside the Black elite, both peers and professors, some of the experience was taken for granted until graduation.“You go back and look at folks who graduated from Howard and contributed to society and how great and successful and prominent these folks have become and how important their work has been to the movements,” Williams-Brown said. “By the time my senior year came, I really started to appreciate what I had been a part of and being able to graduate and say that I went to an institution that was a part of that.”While there were too many Howard professors and mentors to recognize, Williams-Brown did go on at length about his Mock Trial coach, attorney Angela D. Minor, Esq. William’s-Brown was himself a mock trial attorney, his team went to nationals.“Watching her commitment, learning from her, and getting the opportunity to be able to go out and explore what my interests were, and explore my talents and get better at the trade was something that was very important to me,” Williams-Brown said. “It’s one of those things that will follow through the rest of my career.”Williams-Brown’s academic career next took him to Harvard Law School. He interned for the ACLU and was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. In Boston, Williams-Brown fought evictions and foreclosures, serving as a community lawyer for the disadvantaged and vulnerable.He’s returned to and taken up residence in Baltimore, a city with an alarming and nation-leading rate of eviction.As Williams-Brown’s wrote on his Harvard application:“Knowledge of the law is empowering,” he wrote. “I witnessed this firsthand when I saw the weight lifted off my mother’s shoulders as an attorney explained the legal procedures and her potential options during the foreclosure process. Although at times limited, the law also has the ability to promote the ideals of self-determination, equality, and social justice. During my legal education, I know that I will gain the skills necessary to continue to advocate for the underprivileged in society. Motivated by my own humble upbringing, I hope to collaborate with a variety of bright legal minds and utilize legal scholarship to imagine innovative solutions and create the change that I want to see in the national community.”
Only six sleeps left until the most anticipated event of the year: the Doctor Who Christmas special.“Twice Upon a Time” (airing Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. EST on BBC America) promises to be an emotional hour for fans of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.After four years and countless adventures, the Scotsman in January announced plans to leave the TARDIS after season 10—which concludes with Monday’s festive chapter.“There comes a time when it’s time. And I think it’s time,” Capaldi mused in a behind-the-scenes look at his regeneration episode. “So, that’s OK. I feel good about it.”Written by exiting showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, the yuletide epilogue also marks the end for long-time executive producer Moffat, superfan Mark Gatiss, and my favorite Cyberman, Bill Potts.“It’s the end of so many eras, and you couldn’t help but feel that,” Gatiss said of the final installment.The mustachioed actor, writer, and producer plays The Captain, a mysterious World War I soldier, in “Twice Upon a Time.”Despite appearing in two episodes (“The Lazarus Experiment” and “The Wedding of River Song”) and penning nine scripts (including this year’s “Empress of Mars”), this is Gatiss’s first trip in the TARDIS.A very touching casting call came earlier this year from friend and frequent collaborator Moffat.“Steven took me aside and said … ‘I’m writing a part you’d be perfect for in Peter’s last story, and I want you to be there when I go,’” he reminisced. “Which is a Doctorish line in itself and made me well up.”(Me, too, Mark. Me, too.)Mark Gatiss as The Captain, with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi (via BBC)“One of the amazing things about Doctor Who is that it’s sci-fi, but it has that humanity to it,” Mackie said in a statement. “It has human relationships and interactions, with the added excitement of the monsters, the amazing sets, and the wonders of exploring all of time and space. This episode has all of that in a really big accessible adventure for all ages—plus the regeneration.”My attempts to avoid spoilers ahead of the Christmas Day showing mean I have little to share about the upcoming episode. What I (and most fans) do know is that it reunites OG companions Ben Jackson (Jared Garfield) and Polly (Lily Travers) with the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell).And probably features the reappearance of Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).“I think the message is that if there’s life, there’s hope—just keep going,” Bradley, who steps into the late Hartnell’s shoes for a second time, said of Monday’s episode, dispensing the best moral of 2017.Seeing double as David Bradley steps back into William Hartnell’s shoes to portray the First Doctor, alongside Capaldi’s Twelfth Time Lord (via BBC)Remember to stock up on tissues—particularly those planning to watch BBC America’s exclusive Doctor Who: Farewell to Peter Capaldi. Scheduled to follow Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Time Lord Lady, the retrospective features archival footage from the actor’s first and last table reads, as well as new interviews with cast and crew.“Doctor Who has taken me on an amazing journey. Now that it’s coming to an end, I wish the Doctor all the very best for the future, and the past, and everything in-between,” Capaldi said. “Time I was off.”Leading up to the festivities, BBC America will air a seven-day, 24-hour Doctor Who “full takeover marathon,” highlighting the Tenth (David Tennant), Eleventh (Matt Smith), and Twelfth Doctors.*Mild spoilers*Bill is back—”but she’s not quite all she seems,” teased Mackie, who called her character’s return “a total honor,” made even more exciting “that it’s for a Christmas special.”She also hinted at a new villain—”a lady who’s made of glass”—and some old foes, “to make Christmas even more exciting.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster
RFID tags deliver letters safely to destination The Toppan Printing Company offered the e-paper displays to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Communications Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications. Field testing was performed by having them displayed inside the Toshima Post Office and Higashi-Ikebukuro bus stop. The electronic paper installed inside the Toshima Post Office measured approximately 3.28 feet by 10.5 feet. The e-paper display featured 240 x 768 pixels with a pixel pitch of 4mm. This pixel arrangement was made by arranging 48 x 96-pixel electronic papers in eight horizontal rows and five vertical rows.At the Higashi-Ikebukuro bus stop a smaller display was used measuring approximately 2 feet by 1.3 feet. The e-paper display featured 144 x 96 pixels with a pixel pitch of 4mm. This display was created by arranging pieces of 48 x 96-pixel electronic paper in three vertical rows.The e-paper display in Toshima Post Office will be remaining on display until Jan 29, 2009. The testing is also serving as a promotion for the Toppan Printing Company in using electronic paper for digital signage. 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. Citation: E-Paper Technology Has New Possibilities in Japan (2009, January 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-e-paper-technology-possibilities-japan.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — On January 23, 2009 e-paper testing was started in Japan around Toshima Ward Office, which is just east of JR Ikebukuro Station. A wireless network was set up at the Toshima Life and Industry Plaza and served as the emergency hub for disseminating disaster information. The test was to see how effective an e-paper display system would be in case of a local disaster.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 26, 2018 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global From MyFitnessPal to Equifax and Ticketfly to MyHeritage, it seems like every week we learn of a new security breach that impacts our personal information. In fact, in the time it takes for you to read this sentence, there will be approximately 280 data records stolen, with nearly five million records breached every day.Yet, despite the proliferation of cybersecurity threats, consumers seem somewhat unfazed by the risks their own behaviors pose to their accounts. For example, a recent survey found that only 55 percent of people would change their password if their account was hacked. It also found that fear of forgetting passwords is driving this user apathy.While our brains are oversaturated with information every day, this password indifference becomes even more critical when we look at employee password behaviors and how it can put business information at risk. The truth is, complacency can cost you, whether with personal or work accounts.Related: Passwords Are Scarily Insecure. Here Are a Few Safer Alternatives.Here are four password mistakes you’re making and how to fix them.1. Thinking your passwords aren’t at risk.Think your data isn’t valuable enough to make it worth a hacker’s time? Think again. While it might be obvious that a banking or PayPal account has value for hackers, over the past year, stories have emerged about hacked Airbnb, ride sharing and even food delivery accounts. Did you know that these logins can be sold by hackers on the dark web too?Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report found that 81 percent of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. A password can be a goldmine for hackers looking to exploit that information to get access to other accounts, data and more. Whether it’s your banking login or even a long-forgotten login to a shopping site or rarely used employee site, your password is almost always valuable to a hacker.This is why users should treat every account as unique. Be sure not to share credentials and log-in information across sites, no matter how seemingly unimportant the accounts may be. And don’t make it easy for hackers to guess your password. Passwords should be lengthy and complex. 2. Reusing passwords, especially from home to office.We’ve all done it. You create a strong password that passes the security test on one website and decide to use that password over and over again. A recent survey found that 91 percent know that using the same passwords for multiple accounts is a security risk, yet 59 percent mostly or always use the same password. However, if a hacker gets access to a password used across multiple accounts, they have access to much, much more of your information. While this can be problematic for your personal data security, it can become even riskier when this behavior moves from home to the office where confidential information is stored for the business and numerous employees. Take Dropbox as an example. An employee’s re-used password, obtained from the LinkedIn breach, was used to steal user credentials for more than 60 million accounts.Related: Five Ways to Protect Your Company Against Cyber AttacksThat’s why no two accounts should ever use the same password, whether at home or at work. Using unique passwords ensures that a breach at one website doesn’t result in a stolen account at another. While this might seem like a daunting task, password generators can help to simplify the process and take the guesswork out of creating unique logins for each site. And using a password manager can help you securely keep track of credentials for each site. These tools can alert you when a password is duplicated across accounts and will allow you to change a password with the click of a button, which is beneficial following major breaches, like the Netflix breach.3. Using your default password.Unchanged default passwords like “admin” or “password” can leave your information vulnerable to compromise. While these default passwords can be easy to remember for accounts we use every day like employee logins, these passwords can be a hacker’s go-to to gain access to your account. Default passwords are also a risk for any hardware or software you use to keep your business operating, from routers to collaboration software.The good news is, this is an easy fix. You can change your password at any time. But if fear of forgetfulness is holding you back, consider using a passphrase instead of just a password. A passphrase is a string of words or phrases put together to create one long phrase that’s easy for you to remember, but difficult for anyone else to guess or crack. For example, you can use your dog’s birthday to create a passphrase such as “mydogmolly’sbirthdayis_october19.”Related: Why Google’s New Facial Recognition Security System Won’t Let Us Kiss Our Passwords Goodbye Quite Yet4. Two-factor authentication is there, but you don’t use it.While long, complex passwords are important, they are not sufficient on their own. Many websites now offer two-factor authentication for added security. Two-factor authentication means adding another login step when you’re signing into an account. It combines something you know (your password) with something else you have like your phone or fingerprint, or even your location that lets you approve a new login.Whenever possible, turn on two-factor authentication with your accounts. The benefit with two-factor authentication is that should your password somehow be compromised — perhaps in a phishing attack — the attacker still won’t be able to get into your account without the two-factor authentication information.As today’s hackers have access to more tools and exploits, and cyber threats become more advanced, threats to our data within accounts of all kinds are becoming a daily occurrence. Whether it’s your food delivery account or your payroll login, it’s critical that we treat passwords as the first line of defense. Making these quick fixes to your everyday password habits can help minimize risk of a compromise to your personal information and limit your business’s attack exposure.
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