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STG2020-28-2733 - STAGE de fin d'études - Spécialité matériaux H/F

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Type de contrat : Stage
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Le stage s'inscrit dans le cadre de la maîtrise du vieillissement des matériaux d'équipements du procédé en amont et en aval du cycle électronucléaire. Le stage se déroule en 2 étapes (chronologiques): Etape 1 : Etape bibliographique sur la corrosion d'aciers inoxydables, centrée sur la vérification d'une base de données existantes, qui s'appuie sur un nombre important de documents (rapports d'essais & publications). Cette vérification s'articulera sur : * la lecture et la compréhension de ces documents, puis la vérification minutieuse de la base de données document par document, * éprouver la base de données avec des affichages simples, pour répondre à des demandes des divers experts, et recueillir leurs remarques. Etape 2 : Analyses plus poussées, s'appuyant sur la base de données, centrées sur des problématiques concrètes de l'ingénierie, liées aux vieillissements d'équipements industriels. En fonction de l'avancement du/de la stagiaire, des outils de statistiques avancés comme la régression & la classification par Machine Learning, pourront être utilisés. Le/la stagiaire sera mis en avant en ayant des échanges directs avec les chargés d'affaires et les différents organes de l'ingénierie (métiers, experts, projets), lors de réunions d'avancement et pour rechercher des informations relatives à son stage. L'encadrant pourra aider le/la stagiaire à rédiger son mémoire de fin de stage, par relectures et commentaires. Le/la stagiaire Matériaux acquerra : des connaissances appliquées en vieillissement des matériaux en milieu industriel, en particulier concernant la corrosion des inox. des connaissances sur le cycle du combustible nucléaire. la compréhension des interfaces entre exploitant industriel, chargés d'affaires R&D, laboratoires de recherche, et l'ingénierie (au sein de laquelle il fera son stage). des bases en Python (ou l'enrichissement de ses connaissances Python si le stagiaire à déjà des affinités en programmation), avec des applications à des cas industriels.

Le stage s'inscrit dans le cadre de la maîtrise du vieillissement des matériaux d'équipements du procédé en amont et en aval du cycle électronucléaire. Le stage se déroule en 2 étapes (chronologiques): Etape 1 : Etape bibliographique sur la corrosion d'aciers inoxydables, centrée sur la vérification d'une base de données existantes, qui s'appuie sur un nombre important de documents (rapports d'essais & publications). Cette vérification s'articulera sur : * la lecture et la compréhension de ces documents, puis la vérification minutieuse de la base de données document par document, * éprouver la base de données avec des affichages simples, pour répondre à des demandes des divers experts, et recueillir leurs remarques. Etape 2 : Analyses plus poussées, s'appuyant sur la base de données, centrées sur des problématiques concrètes de l'ingénierie, liées aux vieillissements d'équipements industriels. En fonction de l'avancement du/de la stagiaire, des outils de statistiques avancés comme la régression & la classification par Machine Learning, pourront être utilisés.   Le/la stagiaire sera mis en avant en ayant des échanges directs avec les chargés d'affaires et les différents organes de l'ingénierie (métiers, experts, projets), lors de réunions d'avancement et pour rechercher des informations relatives à son stage. L'encadrant pourra aider le/la stagiaire à rédiger son mémoire de fin de stage, par relectures et commentaires. Le/la stagiaire Matériaux acquerra : des connaissances appliquées en vieillissement des matériaux en milieu industriel, en particulier concernant la corrosion des inox. des connaissances sur le cycle du combustible nucléaire. la compréhension des interfaces entre exploitant industriel, chargés d'affaires R&D, laboratoires de recherche, et l'ingénierie (au sein de laquelle il fera son stage). des bases en Python (ou l'enrichissement de ses connaissances Python si le stagiaire à déjà des affinités en programmation), avec des applications à des cas industriels.
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STG2020-28-2732 - STAGE de fin d'études - Spécialité matériaux H/F

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Type de contrat : Stage
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Le stage s'inscrit dans le cadre de la maîtrise du vieillissement des matériaux d'équipements du procédé en aval du cycle électronucléaire, en particulier dans les premières étapes de la revalorisation des combustibles irradiés. Le stage se déroule en 2 étapes (chronologiques) : Etape 1   :  Une phase d’optimisation d’un outil de calcul développé au sein du métier permettant l’estimation dimensionnelle d’éléments d’intérêts visibles sur des clichés issus d’investigations visuelles. Etape 2   :  Analyses poussées sur la base de l’outil optimisé en étape 1 : - Contribution à la qualification de l’outil (reproductibilité, répétabilité, incertitudes…), - Application à des investigations visuelles réalisées sur équipements intervenant dans le retraitement des combustibles. Ces étapes s'appuieront sur des méthodologies et analyses réalisées dans le cadre d’études antérieures et fournies par l'encadrant ORANO. L'encadrant pourra aider le/la stagiaire à rédiger son mémoire de fin de stage, par relectures et commentaires. Le/la stagiaire Matériaux acquerra : des bases en Python (ou l'enrichissement de ses connaissances Python si le stagiaire à déjà des affinités en programmation), avec des applications à des cas industriels, des connaissances appliquées en vieillissement des matériaux en milieu industriel, des connaissances sur le cycle du combustible nucléaire, la compréhension des interfaces entre l’exploitant industriel et l'ingénierie (au sein de laquelle il fera son stage).

Le stage s'inscrit dans le cadre de la maîtrise du vieillissement des matériaux d'équipements du procédé en aval du cycle électronucléaire, en particulier dans les premières étapes de la revalorisation des combustibles irradiés. Le stage se déroule en 2 étapes (chronologiques) : Etape 1   :  Une phase d’optimisation d’un outil de calcul développé au sein du métier permettant l’estimation dimensionnelle d’éléments d’intérêts visibles sur des clichés issus d’investigations visuelles. Etape 2   :  Analyses poussées sur la base de l’outil optimisé en étape 1 :    - Contribution à la qualification de l’outil (reproductibilité, répétabilité, incertitudes…), - Application à des investigations visuelles réalisées sur équipements intervenant dans le retraitement des combustibles. Ces étapes s'appuieront sur des méthodologies et analyses réalisées dans le cadre d’études antérieures et fournies par l'encadrant ORANO. L'encadrant pourra aider le/la stagiaire à rédiger son mémoire de fin de stage, par relectures et commentaires. Le/la stagiaire Matériaux acquerra : des bases en Python (ou l'enrichissement de ses connaissances Python si le stagiaire à déjà des affinités en programmation), avec des applications à des cas industriels, des connaissances appliquées en vieillissement des matériaux en milieu industriel, des connaissances sur le cycle du combustible nucléaire, la compréhension des interfaces entre l’exploitant industriel et l'ingénierie (au sein de laquelle il fera son stage).  
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Hong Kong unmasked: The real reasons & instigators behind anti-Beijing riots

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Preview As Hong Kong’s anti-government movement continues to rage, RT looks into what sparked the unrest, the dire social inequality problems that fuel it, and how forces in Washington exploited this public discontent for their own ends.
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Upscaling urban data science for global climate solutions

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Upscaling urban data science for global climate solutions

Creutzig, F., Lohrey, S., Bai, X., Baklanov, A., Dawson, R., Dhakal, S., Lamb, W. F., McPhearson, T., Minx, J., Munoz, E. & Walsh, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Global Sustainability. 2, e2.

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Non-technical summary Manhattan, Berlin and New Delhi all need to take action to adapt to climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While case studies on these cities provide valuable insights, comparability and scalability remain sidelined. It is therefore timely to review the state-of-the-art in data infrastructures, including earth observations, social media data, and how they could be better integrated to advance climate change science in cities and urban areas. We present three routes for expanding knowledge on global urban areas: mainstreaming data collections, amplifying the use of big data and taking further advantage of computational methods to analyse qualitative data to gain new insights. These data-based approaches have the potential to upscale urban climate solutions and effect change at the global scale. Technical summary Cities have an increasingly integral role in addressing climate change. To gain a common understanding of solutions, we require adequate and representative data of urban areas, including data on related greenhouse gas emissions, climate threats and of socio-economic contexts. Here, we review the current state of urban data science in the context of climate change, investigating the contribution of urban metabolism studies, remote sensing, big data approaches, urban economics, urban climate and weather studies. We outline three routes for upscaling urban data science for global climate solutions: 1) Mainstreaming and harmonizing data collection in cities worldwide; 2) Exploiting big data and machine learning to scale solutions while maintaining privacy; 3) Applying computational techniques and data science methods to analyse published qualitative information for the systematization and understanding of first-order climate effects and solutions. Collaborative efforts towards a joint data platform and integrated urban services would provide the quantitative foundations of the emerging global urban sustainability science.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2
JournalGlobal Sustainability
Volume2
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

          

付加製造によって作製された耐疲労高性能熱弾性物質

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Elastocaloric cooling, a solid-state cooling technology, exploits the latent heat released and absorbed by stress-induced phase transformations. Hysteresis associated with transformation, however, is detrimental to efficient energy conversion and functional durability. We have created thermodynamically efficient, low-hysteresis elastocaloric cooling materials by means of additive manufacturing of nickel-titanium. The use of a localized molten environment and near-eutectic mixing of elemental powders has led to the formation of nanocomposite microstructures composed of a nickel-rich intermetallic compound interspersed among a binary alloy matrix. The microstructure allowed extremely small hysteresis in quasi-linear stress-strain behaviors—enhancing the materials efficiency by a factor of four to seven—and repeatable elastocaloric performance over 1 million cycles. Implementing additive manufacturing to elastocaloric cooling materials enables distinct microstructure control of high-performance metallic refrigerants with long fatigue life.


          

ナノマテリアルが実現するエネルギー貯蔵の未来

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Lithium-ion batteries, which power portable electronics, electric vehicles, and stationary storage, have been recognized with the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The development of nanomaterials and their related processing into electrodes and devices can improve the performance and/or development of the existing energy storage systems. We provide a perspective on recent progress in the application of nanomaterials in energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors and batteries. The versatility of nanomaterials can lead to power sources for portable, flexible, foldable, and distributable electronics; electric transportation; and grid-scale storage, as well as integration in living environments and biomedical systems. To overcome limitations of nanomaterials related to high reactivity and chemical instability caused by their high surface area, nanoparticles with different functionalities should be combined in smart architectures on nano- and microscales. The integration of nanomaterials into functional architectures and devices requires the development of advanced manufacturing approaches. We discuss successful strategies and outline a roadmap for the exploitation of nanomaterials for enabling future energy storage applications, such as powering distributed sensor networks and flexible and wearable electronics.


          

グルタミン遮断は細胞によって異なる代謝系変化をもたらし腫瘍免疫回避を打開する

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The metabolic characteristics of tumors present considerable hurdles to immune cell function and cancer immunotherapy. Using a glutamine antagonist, we metabolically dismantled the immunosuppressive microenvironment of tumors. We demonstrate that glutamine blockade in tumor-bearing mice suppresses oxidative and glycolytic metabolism of cancer cells, leading to decreased hypoxia, acidosis, and nutrient depletion. By contrast, effector T cells responded to glutamine antagonism by markedly up-regulating oxidative metabolism and adopting a long-lived, highly activated phenotype. These divergent changes in cellular metabolism and programming form the basis for potent antitumor responses. Glutamine antagonism therefore exposes a previously undefined difference in metabolic plasticity between cancer cells and effector T cells that can be exploited as a “metabolic checkpoint” for tumor immunotherapy.


          

Chuck Pierce Prophesies: We Are Entering a New Kingdom Era

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There are moments when time shifts and you gain momentum for your future. In fact, we are in one such kingdom moment now. We have not just entered a new year, decade or season, but a new era in the kingdom of God.

In Isaiah 32:1 (TPT), the Word of God says,"Look—a new era begins! A king will reign in righteousness, and his princes according to justice!" An era is a fixed point in time from which a series of years is reckoned. An era can also bea memorable or important date or event in the history of a thing, person or nation. An era is a system of chronological notation computed from a given date as a basis. An era is a period identified by some prominent figure or characteristic feature or stage in development.

We are now entering a new kingdom era.In Hebrew, this era is known as "Pey," which means "voice" or "mouth." As God's ambassadors, our voices must be heard this decade. We will decree a thing, and it will happen!

An Era of Power

"Where there is no vision, the people perish"—in Proverbs 29:18a, this word actually means that without boundaries or prophetic utterance, a people go backward. We are moving from a church era to a kingdom era. In this divine shift, the Lord is transforming our mindset so we move outwardly from what has been built in one season into a new movement for the next season. This will be a new building season, but first we must unlock God's kingdom plan and align heaven and earth.

When the Lord revealed His Messiahship to His disciples in Matthew 16, He gave Peter a prophetic word that would transcend the ages. In Matthew 16:18-19 (my paraphrase), He prophesied, "I will build My church; the gates of hell will not overpower it, and you will have an authority to unlock the kingdom and forbid and permit what goes on in earth."

We must remember that this prophecy to Peter had yet to be fully revealed in reality. The church was still a mystery. Therefore, when the day of Pentecost came and 3,000 were converted, Peter must have thought, How will we build for the future? How will the Lord, who has ascended, accomplish this through us?

The disciples did not have a full concept of the meaning of "the church." The only concept they had of spiritual gathering was from the synagogue. The word the Lord was using here was ekklesia, which was a Roman concept of ambassadors going in to transform a region to make it look like Rome.

Everything seemed new to the disciples. Just a few weeks prior, they had a revelation of the Lord being Messiah. Now they had to see how to gather and build for the future out of a new paradigm. Eventually they would have to leave Jerusalem to do this, and build in Antioch a prototype of what the Lord was prophesying. The writer of Hebrews gave us much revelation of how what the Spirit of God was doing in that day could not be done in Jerusalem.

This began a whole new era. Now the Spirit of God would help His leadership establish something that would be indestructible. There would be unsurpassed power in the ekklesia to overcome the enemy of mankind, Satan. And before this was built, there had to be an unlocking of God's kingdom power within the triumphant people that would walk into the future.

We must remember it took approximately 70 years to establish the first church era. In every era, we unlock a kingdom plan so we can build the prototype for the ekklesia for the future. This new era propels us into a season of unlocking so we can build in the days ahead.

A Season of War

There is a new move of God in His people this hour! They are like a river of glory fire, like liquid gold flowing throughout lands. They resemble fiery lava moving from state to state, province to province and nation to nation throughout the earth. These glory warriors will destroy the works of the enemy in days ahead.

Over the next several years, we will mature into a people who do exploits and are ready to go to war against any darkness attempting to bring destruction to our Lord's kingdom plan. These triumphant people are the ones who know how to triumph. To triumph is to obtain victory, or a state of being victorious in conquest. Triumph carries a distinct emotion for God's children; in triumph, one expresses joy or exultation because he or she has prospered, succeeded and flourished. To "triumph" means "to celebrate and rejoice with victory and jubilation." Triumph indicates that an advantage has been gained over the enemy. Triumph also conveys that success has been granted through a supernatural grace being released.

God has a people who must keep moving. Movement is linked with life! If we stop moving, we stagnate or routinize. If there is one thing that I have seen happen from season to season, it is that the church stagnates. This can be because we fall into apathy. However, most times we stagnate because we enjoy getting comfortable in one season and resist change. We must be a people who are willing to war for our future.

After all, we are living in conflicting and conflicted times. Many times, the shifts we make are not our willful choices but result from the wars of the season. We would have loved to see something go one way, but atmospheric shifts, conflicts of opinions, conflicts of philosophies and conflicts of emotions caused things to go a different direction.

James said we war because we have cravings and desires in us that cannot be satisfied (see James 4:1-3). Many times, these desires hold us in wilderness places. We are meant to cross over into prosperity, but we choose to have our way in a situation instead of submitting to the will of God. We are in a great warfare over a threefold cord controlled by Satan's kingdom, consisting of poverty, infirmity and religion.

War is the grace to fight. When the Lord calls us to war, He gives us the grace to triumph. God never calls His children to do anything without the grace necessary to fulfill His purpose. Therefore, in the midst of war, there is grace. We are called to protect our vineyard. My greatest concern for the church today is this: Will a new generation rise up and war for all the promises that have been redeemed or paid for by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Christians must learn why it's imperative that we fight and overturn the plans of the enemy. Learning to war comes easier to some than to others. To those who grew up in relative peace and comfort, it may come hardest of all. Why war? Why is war necessary? Why can't people live in harmony? These are the questions we ask our parents when we are first exposed to conflict through the media. We ask the questions of our history teachers when we are learning the events that brought us to the present. Most importantly, we ask God, "If you are a loving God, why do war and destruction occur?"

The short answer is that there are two kingdoms in conflict.

Satan's demonic angels roam the earth trying to keep his kingdom in place. We are in God's army of warriors. The Lord has already defeated Satan and all his dominions, powers and principalities. However, we are called to enforce that defeat. If we do not heed His call, the enemy will step in and rule in our stead. We are called to possess, secure and protect our inheritance. We must remember that the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.

As the Holy Spirit moves us toward becoming more Christlike, the methodology of an old season will not propel us into the future. We need something new and fresh. We need a new glory. This is one of the wiles of the enemy—to hold us captive in the last manifestation of God. Therefore, we live in the past rather than move into the best that is ahead for our lives. This is how religious spirits operate.

The Lord taught His disciples to pray using a model prayer, which we know as the Lord's Prayer. We have access to Father's throne room, but we must access the revelation for us to triumph and establish that in the earth realm. The government of heaven must enter our atmosphere, align with the government of God in the earth and liberate the armies of God and the land!

A Time to Plow

Speaking of government, we are approaching a new election year in the United States. One of the words for "visitation" is linked with how you cast a vote. How we vote is how we get visited as a nation in our future.

Dutch Sheets and I are presently on a 22-region journey through the United States. For the last four years, the triumphant remnant has made incredible headway. Our goal is to awaken the seeds of revival that have been sown throughout America and cause this incredible triumphant remnant to keep advancing.

We don't want to lose any momentum of righteous change that has influenced our nation over these last several years. I see the enemy throwing a dark horse into this next season. We must stay focused as watchman intercessors.

Amos 9:13 says, "'Behold, the days are coming,' says the Lord, 'When the plowman shall overtake the one who is reaping, and the treader of grapes the one who is sowing the seed; the mountains will drip sweet wine, and all the hills will flow with it.'"

This is a word for today. Prophetic seeds that have been sown and declared in your region should be plowed up! The Lord has put us into a plowing season. The prophetic seeds that didn't come up in one season should be declared alive and receive a new breath of His Spirit. I see teams of plowmen being connected together. Many of us have received revelation but tried to plow alone. However, if we connect and plow together, the harvest of God in a region will be gathered. This is a key time for alignment.

And as the apostolic church matures and advances the kingdom of God in the earth, apostolic/prophetic rule will be established in territories. Here are six key points we must understand as we move forward in this new era:

Know your field and sphere. Faith works in place and time. In 2 Corinthians 10, Paul talks about fields, or spheres. We each have key fields and spheres that we can war and triumph within.

Mobilize the armies. Know who is warring with you for the King's rule.

Strategically know your redemptive "thin places." When Rose Sambrook from Northern Ireland came to speak at one of our gatherings, she shared how in Ireland they talk about "thin places." These are the places where the Spirit of God has come, and heaven and earth have become very close. These places have key altars that need to be refired for today. We must know where these altars are in our field or spheres. If there are no thin places in our sphere, we must find where the Lord wants to come and create a thin place, or portal, between heaven and earth.

Define the high places. Within our spheres and field, we also have high places. These are places where the enemy has erected his rule. These are the places contending for our worship. These high places erected by the enemy are the result of the worship war going on in each territory of the earth. Worship occurs around the one whose throne has been established. We are created to worship; therefore, if we pay homage to the enemy, he will control the atmosphere. The entire territory then falls under the darkness of his presence, and demonic hosts redirect those in that territory away from God's plan of fullness, peace, joy and abundance.

Sanctify the land. When we commit iniquitous sins and defilement of the land occurs, we must sanctify the land. The land mourns until we have reconciled it back to God, the one who made it. "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof" (Ps. 24:1, KJV).

Establish new glory altars. Throughout the Word of God, new altars had to be built. How do we do this? We must find the places where religion and government have met and made wrong choices, and bind the strongman (Matt. 12). We must overthrow the defilement of the last altar (2 Chr. 34:4, John 2:14, Rev. 2:13). We must contend for His name to be established and the identity of that name at the gates (Deut. 28:10). We must let worship ascend and watch His glory come down (John 4, Acts 4-11). We must welcome a new move of His Spirit (Acts-Ephesians). For more information about how to do that, I suggest you read the new book Robert Heidler and I have just completed, A Triumphant Kingdom.

Ultimately, we know God's goal for us is the harvest. We see this all the way through the Bible. God wants our barns to be filled with plenty and our vats to overflow. He wants us to experience the fullness of His promised blessings. That's what "harvest" means. Harvest is what we've been working and praying for, and the promise that we have been pressing forward to attain.

The time does come when we will receive the harvest. Harvest is not "pie in the sky by and by," but the reality of the promise coming into our experience. God not only wants us to harvest in the natural realm, but also to see a harvest of righteousness. He wants us to experience a harvest of souls. Psalm 1 tells us God wants us to be like a flourishing tree that brings forth its fruit in its season. Ecclesiastes 3 tells us there is a time and a season for everything. There is a time to plant seeds, and there is also a time to reap the harvest.

The Bible is written around harvest cycles. The Lord wants His people to develop and maintain a harvest mentality. He wants us to walk in a mindset of increase and reaping. This is an era when we must decree that what we have sown will come forth and multiply.

Call back the bread that you have cast upon the waters. The seeds that have fallen into the earth are ready to break forth into an abundant crop. Plow up your fallow ground. Unlock what has never manifested in your past. Let your sorrows turn to joy. Gain new strength. And rise up and enter this era with a mind to triumph.

READ MORE: For more prophetic words, visit prophecy.charismamag.com.

Chuck D. Pierce is president of Glory of Zion International Ministries and vice president of Global Harvest Ministries.

CHARISMA is the only magazine dedicated to reporting on what the Holy Spirit is doing in the lives of believers around the world. If you are thirsty for more of God's presence and His Holy Spirit, subscribe to CHARISMA and join a family of believers who choose to live life in the Spirit.


          

Professions: Security Consultant - Lehi, Utah

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Security Consultant If you are a Security Consultant with web app pentesting experience, please read on!Based in Lehi, UT, we are a growing security consulting firm providing sophisticated adversary simulation and custom pentesting solutions to a suite of clients. We support continuous learning with our world-class training programs for red teaming, which have been used by the military and at DEFCON. Top Reasons to Work with Us - Our tools are custom and our methodology is proven- We are leaders in red teaming and pentesting services- We value our employees, and provide them with comprehensive benefits and work/life balance What You Will Be Doing This is a hands-on position performing penetration tests for customer network, web, wireless, and mobile applications. Our security consultants will create their own security tools if necessary, and will write exploits based on customer requirements. What You Need for this Position 2+ Years of experience and knowledge of:- Penetration testing - burp suite, metaploit, nessus, nmap, Kali Linux- Programming (Python, Java, C/C++, Ruby, PHP)- Threat modeling- Red teaming (physical security, adversary emulation, social engineering)- Windows, Linux OS What's In It for You - Diverse security training- Variety of projects & innovative technologies- Comprehensive benefits- PTO & holidays So, if you are a Security Consultant with experience, please apply today! - Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Your Right to Work In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. ()
          

Carrefour et Fnac Darty poursuivent le déploiement de shop-in-shop

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Les deux groupes annoncent être en discussions avancées en vue d'un déploiement d'une trentaine de shop-in-shops, sous contrat d'exploitation exclusive, au sein des hypermarchés Carrefour en France sous l'enseigne Darty. Ce projet sera soumis à l'approbation de l'Autorité de la concurrence.
          

Les équipes de relation client frustrées par le manque de technologie

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LogMeIn met en lumière, dans son étude menée avec Ovum, la frustration des équipes de relation client du fait du manque d'outils technologiques. Alors que les tâches des agents ne cessent d'évoluer, la transition technologique est trop lente. Surtout, l'IA reste un potentiel inexploité.
          

New report sets out how to exploit offshore wind potential in Baltic Sea

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In order to exploit the full potential of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea, WindEurope’s Baltic Taskforce has released a new report, ‘
          

Blackmail mp3 (30:27)

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This craving you have to be exploited, extorted and ruined is bigger than you ever imagined. Using all of my powerful mesmerizing tools, I slip into your mind and then melt you down.  It’s so easy to tempt you and slide in past those flimsy outer walls of resistance. The more you listen, the more it will become impossible for you to not tell me EVERYTHING that can ruin you. I know this because I’ve conditioned you to trust me and you are compelled at a subconscious level to reveal all the things I can use to destroy you.   Don’t worry.   Blackmail is only a fantasy. Right?   Contains: Overdubbing vocals, several layers of intense conditioning and subliminal extortion.  
          

New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

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There's a new and unusual ransomware strain making the rounds that you should be aware of. Called 'AnteFrigus,' it is primarily distributed via 'malvertising' that redirects users to the RIG exploit kit. ...
          

Présentation

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La cellule imagerie et instrumentation a en charge le développement de nouvelles techniques et nouveaux instruments au sein de l'association.
Elle a également pour rôle d'exploiter le matériel d'imagerie et former les autres membres d'Astrièves sur ces technologies. - Imagerie & Instrumentation
          

From Fur to Foie Gras: Animals Are on a Winning Streak

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Activists with Slaughter Free Chicago (SFC) gathered November 7 at City Hall to push the city—once, says SFC founder Robert Grillo, the “slaughter capital of the world”—to eliminate its remaining slaughterhouses. Dozens of protesters sang, spoke with mayoral staff, and invoked the memory of the socialist writer Upton Sinclair, whose book The Jungle exposed the squalid working conditions of the city’s meatpackers.

Published in 1906, Sinclair’s novel galvanized landmark legislation empowering the federal government to regulate meat quality. But the plight of the workers themselves (let alone the animals they killed) went largely unaddressed. “I aimed for the public’s heart,” Sinclair famously wrote, “and by accident hit it in the stomach.”

The latest wave of slaughterhouse critics hopes this time, it can hit the heart.

On the surface, the situation for animals is grim: The Trump administration has loosened government protections in areas from wildlife refuges to trophy hunting to the meat industry, and climate emergency is poised to threaten wild animal populations worldwide. Though Trump did sign a federal ban on intentional animal cruelty November 25, it specifically exempts farms, slaughterhouses, hunters, fishers and research labs, rendering its scope limited. But a series of high-profile animal rights victories has swept the country in recent weeks, suggesting more substantive reform may be possible.

On October 30, activists in the public gallery at a New York City Council meeting thrust jazz hands to the air in celebration of a ban on foie gras produced from force-feeding, amid a raft of animal welfare legislation that included the establishment of a city office explicitly dedicated to animal welfare concerns, new data-keeping requirements on animal cruelty reports, vaccination requirements, equine working conditions, and regulations promoting shelter adoption—many of which reflect active ongoing campaigns elsewhere. Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the legislation November 25.

Earlier in October, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed laws banning the manufacture or sale of new fur products, as well as the use of most animals in circus acts. In August, Illinois became the third state to outlaw the sale of cosmetics tested on nonhuman animals, following California and Nevada. And in Milwaukee, activists organized a successful resistance against a proposed plan to build a slaughterhouse in a long-vacant north Milwaukee business park, in a campaign partly inspired by SFC.

The 21th century, thanks in part to activist efforts, has seen a “loosening up of the instrumental perspective on animal use,” says Bernie Unti. Unti, a senior policy adviser to the president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), has written extensively on the history of the animal protection movement. In the early-to-mid 20th century, Unti says, the movement largely focused on more modest campaigns such as those surrounding dogs and cats in pounds; a fast-growing meat industry parried any more ambitious proposals. But shift in public attitude, combined with technological innovations in clothing, research and fake meat, is making reforms an easier lift than in decades past.

“A common misconception about animal rights activists is that we only care about nonhuman animals, and that we’re discrediting human culture and human behavior,” says Amy Zignego, who helped organize the Milwaukee campaign. “We always have to be really sensitive. We don’t want to be perceived as a bunch of white vegans.”

Of the dozens of business-park neighbors whose doorbells activists rang, Zignego said, only one person had even heard about the slaughterhouse development plan, which was, at the time poised to proceed with little debate. Acting quickly, activists successfully pushed to delay the vote. The district’s alderman initially backed the proposed slaughterhouse on account of its potential to provide jobs and accused activists of “selective indignation” Ultimately, however, citing an “overwhelming response from neighbors in opposition to the project,” he changed his mind. The slaughterhouse company pulled out.

Zignego says the campaign aimed for an “intersectional” approach, arguing that the deleterious effects she associates with slaughterhouses—noise, pollution, and low-quality work—animated the activists just as did straightforward animal welfare concerns.

But there can also be tensions when human and nonhuman interests appear to diverge. The fur debates which have raged in California and New York—where the City Council speaker proposed a ban earlier this year—have in some cases stoked resentments along racial lines. The president of California’s Black Business Association, for instance, accused the anti-fur campaign of “ignorance,” citing the cultural significance of fur among black women. Corporations help fuel these tensions: The Intercept found that some California fur advocates received previously undisclosed payments from an industry organization.

Some activists acknowledge that many high-profile movement victories—even substantive ones—can feel somewhat parochial: Queen Elizabeth fur free; Pfizer banned a forced swim test, Walmart ends live fish sales. But many believe such narrower campaigns can effectively pave the way for change on a larger scale.

The Berkeley, Calif.-based grassroots advocacy group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) pushed for the statewide fur ban, but press coordinator Matt Johnson clarified the specificity of the issue did not reflect the scope of the group’s ambitions, which include the end of all animal exploitation for food, clothing, science and entertainment. But the statewide law, following municipal fur bans implemented in municipalities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, is consistent with the pattern laid forth in DxE’s 40-year “strategic roadmap.” This roadmap emphasizes local seed activism—with Berkeley as the epicenter—to forcefully push the proverbial Overton Window, fundamentally transforming how the public and the legal system conceive of nonhuman animals.

DxE formed this decade, and has gained prominence through its “open rescue” actions whereby activists enter a farm without authorization, document conditions and take with them animals in need. The strategy, which predates the organization, strives to extend legal precedent and to publicize mistreatment of animals. The group takes particular aim at source farms for retailers like Whole Foods that advertise as more humane.

A meat industry report showed that, while 2017 saw a slightly reduced volume of meat sales from the previous year, sales of meat with “production claims” like “antibiotic-free” or “organic” increased by more than 38%. For Johnson, this dual trend embodies the shortfalls of consumer-based rhetoric, which he doubts can galvanize the fundamental change he desires. Unti from HSUS sees validity in such criticisms, but still takes heart in the fact that more consumers experience a moral churn as they choose their eggs.

Ultimately, both activists agreed the movement must shake its reputation of self-righteousness—justified or not—to be successful.

Critics, Unti says, have charged that animal rights activists are “good at one thing: saying 'shh, tsk tsk.' Telling people what they should not do.”

“The message is so much centered around ‘go vegan,’ ” Johnson says. “It gives people this impression that you’re either in the snobby holier-than-thou club that no one really wants to be in, or anyone in that club thinks that you’re an evil person.”

Instead, he suggests, advocates’ message should be “systems-focused. People are on your side if you can craft that message. It feels like we should be at the tipping point.”


          

Price Drop: Miditure - a MIDI controller for iPhone (Music)

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Miditure - a MIDI controller for iPhone 1.1


Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Music
Price: $.99 -> Free, Version: 1.1 (iTunes)

Description:

Miditure is a MIDI controller app for the iPhone, it can be used to control any instruments, apps, software and hardware that accept MIDI input.

Miditure has been designed to exploit the expressive potential offered by 3D Touch capable devices (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus), but is compatible with older devices as well.

Miditure includes a pad controller for sending MIDI note messages and an XY pad (XYZ pad if used with a 3D Touch capable device) for sending MIDI control change messages.

Each of the nine configurable pads can send from 1-4 notes with velocity, and on 3D Touch capable devices, polyphonic aftertouch.
Velocity can be set to use the devices accelerometer or can be determined from the location of the touch that triggered the pad.

The XY (XYZ) pad can be configured to send control change messages for up to 3 controls per axis.

NOTE/CHORD PAD FEATURES:

- Independent polyphonic aftertouch or channel aftertouch on 3D Touch capable devices (6s and 6s Plus)
- Nine fully configurable pads for sending notes and chords
- Each pad can play from 1-4 notes
- 3 velocity modes: impact (using the accelerometer), position (vertical), and fixed
- 7 velocity curves
- The impact velocity sensitivity can be adjusted
- MIDI channel configuration per pad

XY (XYZ) PAD FEATURES:

- z input (touch pressure) on 3D Touch capable devices (6s and 6s Plus)
- 3 assignable Control Change outputs per axis; control up to 9 parameters at a time with one finger.
- Adjustable range for each Control Change output.

GENERAL FEATURES:

- Controls apps locally using coreMIDI, or control external software and hardware over Wi-Fi, or by using a compatible interface.
- Save and load configurations

PLEASE NOTE:

- This is a MIDI controller, not an instrument, it does not make any sound itself.
- The app can use bluetooth MIDI on compatible devices if the connect is established by another app, it does not have the capability to establish the connect itself.

What's New

- Added channel aftertouch mode: 3D Touch capable devices can now send either polyphonic or channel aftertouch!
- Added the ability to set the MIDI channel for each pad
- Minor bug fixes

Miditure - a MIDI controller for iPhone


          

Norfolk chief calls on faith groups to work with Police

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Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey has called on faith groups across Norwich to join together with the Police to help to tackle issues such as addiction, homelessness and child criminal exploitation.
          

139: Rob Kendall & Steven Vitatoe - #RedForRob

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Fresh Episode of Boss Hog of Liberty - #RedForRob https://bosshog.fireside.fm/154 Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts! Radio Host Rob Kendall and Teacher Steven Vitatoe talk education. #RedForRed happened at the statehouse. 12,000 folks protested testing methods, required community service, and funding methods. Did Rob catch then drinking on their day off? Should the schools have used E-Learning days instead of just closing or denying days off? In honor of Rob Kendall’s unique relationship with educators, we printed some tee shirts! The Boss Hog team is exploiting Rob’s name and image to benefit the New Castle Career Center’s welding program, one of the best trade school programs available in Indiana, led my Steven Vitatoe. https://teechip.com/redforrob Share with your friends to help the podcast grow. Download and subscribe today! Our show is community supported on Patreon. Do your part by chipping into the cause by donating monthly at any level at: www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty and receive even more BONUS coverage and content.
          

Livraison et retour postal gratuit : incontournable pour le cyberacheteur, coûteux pour les entreprises

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[caption id="attachment_70960" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Photo : Unsplash[/caption] 29 novembre 2019 La livraison et le retour de marchandises sans frais restent des incontournables dans le choix d'un site d'achat en ligne. Cela implique toutefois des coûts importants pour les entreprises ainsi que certains abus de la part des clients. À l'heure du Vendredi Fou et du Cyber Lundi, notre expert François Nadeau se penche sur la question. Selon l'enquête Indice du commerce électronique du Québec (ICEQ) 2018-2019 du CEFRIO rendue publique en octobre dernier, le commerce électronique continue de gagner en popularité au Québec. L'enquête démontre, et ce une fois encore, la domination d'Amazon auprès des cyberacheteurs québécois. Au fil du temps, le site américain a fait sa réputation notamment par des politiques de livraison et de retour simples, rapides et sans frais dans plusieurs cas. Ce genre de pratique représente un des facteurs qui rend la vie difficile aux plus petits joueurs voulant faire compétition au géant américain.

Un facteur de choix

La possibilité d'obtenir la livraison gratuite a toujours été un critère important pour les internautes dans le choix d'un site en ligne. Selon un sondage récent de la firme AlixPartners, la livraison gratuite influence grandement le choix d'un site pour 72 % des Américains et 75 % des Français. Les cyberacheteurs québécois ne font pas exception à la règle. En 2017, selon le CEFRIO, 88 % d'entre eux trouvaient important qu’il n’y ait pas de frais de livraison lors d’un achat en ligne. Ces frais de livraison, habituellement présentés de façon distincte du prix d'achat, représentent pour bien des consommateurs des coûts qu'ils ne considèrent pas devoir payer. Les voir s'ajouter au prix d'achat lorsqu'ils s'apprêtent à finaliser une transaction représente selon différents sondages la principale raison d'abandon d'un panier d'achats.

Retours gratuits : des cas d'abus

Autre attribut apprécié par les cyberacheteurs : les retours postaux gratuits de produits achetés en ligne. Encore ici, ce service est extrêmement coûteux pour les entreprises. Aux États-Unis seulement, ceux-ci pourraient coûter environ 550 milliards de dollars en 2020 selon Statista. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2048"]What would make you more likely to shop online? Source : Walker Sands[/caption] De plus, une petite portion des cyberacheteurs sont responsables d'une majorité des retours. Selon la firme Narvar, qui évalue notamment la qualité du service de retour offert par les entreprises, 41 % des acheteurs se procurent plusieurs variations d'un produit (différentes tailles ou couleurs par exemple) avec l'intention de retourner ceux qui ne conviennent pas. State of ecommerce returns Ajoutons à cela les commandes où l'acheteur n'a aucune intention de garder le produit acheté ou encore les retours frauduleux (par exemple un produit neuf remplacé par un produit usagé lors du retour) et les coûts augmentent pour les entreprises.

Des choix difficiles

À l'approche des Fêtes, où l'achat en ligne bat son plein, les décisions liées aux politiques de livraison et de retour déterminent plus que jamais le succès de ses ventes. D'une part, ces politiques influencent grandement la décision d'achat. Mais, d'autre part et comme on vient de le voir, elles représentent des frais d'exploitation significatifs. Une des façons d'amorcer une réflexion sur le sujet peut être de se demander si la gratuité doit être accordée à tous les clients, ou seulement à ceux offrant une certaine valeur. Chez Amazon par exemple, on offre la gratuité aux membres Prime, dont le volume d'achat est nettement supérieur à celui des autres clients. Return rate optimization Ailleurs, les retours gratuits sont offerts à l'intérieur d'un forfait d'abonnement avec une limite de retour par commande. Il peut aussi être intéressant de limiter le retour postal de marchandises, en améliorant notamment la description et le visuel de ses produits sur son site Web ou encore en encourageant les retours en magasin lorsque cela est possible.
          

Aéroports de Paris : service public national !

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Le décret n° 2019-572 du 11 juin 2019 portant ouverture de la période de recueil des soutiens apportés à la proposition de loi n° 1867 présentée en application de l'article 11 de la Constitution visant à affirmer le caractère de service public national de l'exploitation des aérodromes de Paris présentée en application de l'article 11 de la Constitution prévoit qu'« à compter du 13 juin 2019 à zéro heure (et) pour une durée de neuf mois », doit avoir lieu le recueil de ces soutiens.
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Covert Channels-Based Stealth Attacks in Industry 4.0

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Industry 4.0 advent opens several cyber-threats scenarios originally designed for classic information technology (IT), drawing the attention to serious risks for the modern industrial control networks. To cope with this problem, in this paper, we address the security issues related to covert channels applied to industrial networks, identifying the new vulnerability points when ITs converge with operational technologies such as edge computing infrastructures. Specifically, we define two signaling strategies where we exploit the Modbus/transmission control protocol (TCP) as target to set up a covert channel. Once the threat channel is established, passive and active offensive methodologies are further exploited by implementing and testing them on a real industrial Internet of Things testbed. The experimental results highlight the potential damage of such specific threats and the easy extrapolation of the attacks to other types of channels in order to show the new risks for the Industry 4.0. Related to this, we discuss some countermeasures offering an overview of possible mitigation and defensive measures.
          

“Security Concern” as a Metric for Enterprise Business Processes

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Measuring the security of business processes of enterprises has become essential in the wake of different threat scenarios. During the last two decades, a lot of research has been done on metrics for the network security, software system security, attack severity, situation assessment, etc. In the process level, business impact analysis models and security maturity models, as well as well-established risk analysis methods, exist. With the all-pervasive IT implementation of business processes, it has become imperative for the chief information security officers to come up with metrics for the security of business processes in the context of the relevant threat scenario. This paper introduces a novel security metric to assess the business process security, viz., Security Concern. The metric quantitatively measures the “concern” due to various attributes of the security of a business process in the context of the threat scenario and asset sensitivity. We present the model of the business process, its assets, their dependencies, exploits, and impacts on assets in a top–down fashion. Based on the model, security concern as a metric has been defined. The bottom–up method of the computation of the metric is explained. It is also demonstrated how the proposed metric can be of practical utility for the horizontal and temporal comparison of the business process security.
          

Mobile Cloud Storage Over 5G: A Mechanism Design Approach

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In order to meet the increasing demand for the data storage, 5G wireless networks embodying mobile edge computing (MEC) features arise as a compelling solution. In this paper, the dense heterogeneous network (HetNet) and the MEC infrastructure are exploited to propose a mobile cloud storage framework that minimizes the data transmission delay. The proposed framework is composed of two parts: A data management with error correction (DMEC) scheme, and a radio resource management (RRM) scheme. The DMEC scheme, derived from the redundant array of inexpensive disks (RAID) technology, is implemented in the user equipment (UE) side, and it intelligently exploits the overlapping coverage of HetNet to minimize the transmission delay. On the other hand, the RRM scheme, based on mechanism design, presents the physical resource block allocation problem as a graph coloring problem and performs the radio resource allocation in multiuser scenario to maximize the network performance. The RRM scheme also comprises a pricing algorithm, which calculates the price a UE needs to pay for the resources. The proposed RRM scheme exhibits several desirable characteristics such as incentive compatibility, efficiency, and truthfulness, all derived from the Vickrey–Clarke–Groves mechanism. Simulation results are presented, showing that the proposed framework when compared to baseline techniques, minimizes the transmission delay by $10^2$%, which places our proposal as effective and efficient solution for the mobile cloud storage problem.
          

Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 340: Fri Dec 6

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World on A Wire (Fassbinder, 1973): Close-Up Cinema, 7pm


This film is showing as part of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder season at Close-Up Cinema. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Though it sometimes seems repetitive or predictable, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 205-minute exploitation of SF and hard-boiled-detective cliches (1973) is so affecting it could induce a sense of existential crisis. It's based on a novel by Daniel Galouye, and its tale of an artificial-intelligence expert (Klaus Lowitsch) investigating the death of a colleague with whom he developed some cutting-edge technology makes the subsequent Blade Runner seem redundant. The cinematography (by Michael Ballhaus), production design, sound effects, and music are eerie, convincing, yet campy; their combination demonstrates a control of tone that's nothing short of miraculous. Numerous minor characters' perspectives swirl in and out of a consciousness attributed, almost by default, to the main character who must deal with the deepest, darkest questions about the nature of identity and existence.
Lisa Alspector

Here (and above) is the trailer.
          

Exploited College Girls teen Natasha – FULL VIDEO

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Why Do Some Forms of Leukemia Affect Mostly Children?

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Childhood leukemias may exploit specific vulnerabilities found only in immature cells.
          

WordPress Plainview Activity Monitor 20161228 Remote Command Execution

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WordPress Plainview Activity Monitor plugin is vulnerable to OS command injection which allows an attacker to remotely execute commands on the underlying system. Application passes unsafe user supplied data to ip parameter into activities_overview.php. Privileges are required in order to exploit this vulnerability. Vulnerable plugin version: 20161228 and possibly prior. Fixed plugin version: 20180826.
          

SpotAuditor 5.3.2 Denial Of Service

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SpotAuditor version 5.3.2 Name and Key proof of concept denial of service exploits.
          

Interpréter les sources

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Cette rencontre a pour objectif de réfléchir sur nos pratiques de chercheurs vis-à-vis du document d’archives. D’une part il s’agit de comprendre l’influence des nouveaux usages numériques sur l’exploitation du document, d’autre part de retracer les enjeux de la référence archivistique, du corpus documentaire dans le contexte du faux dans l’art, de la manipulation de l’image.
          

Penetration Tester- Leading Organisation

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Penetration Tester- UK Remote- 50,000- 90,000 I am currently working with an industry leading Cyber Security professional services provider who due to continued success are looking to recruit for a Penetration tester. This is an opportunity to join a company at the pinnacle of Cyber Security, with an impressive portfolio of clients and interesting and varied project work. Why join? Industry leader, working with an impressive client list of household names Further training and Development- earn sought after accreditations Cutting and bleeding edge technologies The Role Join a talented Security team offering continuous support to their clients throughout proactive and reactive testing and monitoring Monitor and test risks and vulnerabilities Manual testing and Automated testing Identify exploits on client networks and infrastructure Writing detailed analysis and reports on security findings Take part in whitepapers, research and development The successful candidate Will come from a Penetration Testing background (Web, application, Infrastructure, hardware testing) Understanding of Network fundamentals- TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS etc Experience with Web Application Technologies- REST API's, SOAP API's, XML etc Vulnerability management OWASP Strong understanding of traditional infrastructure technologies; Virtualisation, Cloud (AWS, Azure) Knowledge of scripting languages; Python, Ruby, PowerShell, Bash (writing and running scripts) Will have industry relevant certifications, such as; OSCP CRT GWAPT CeH The successful candidate will be looking to earn 50,000- 90,000 benefits and development. This is an incredible opportunity to join an industry leading company, offering outstanding progression and training. For immediate consideration, please send your most current CV to joel.hughes at Conceptresourcing.com -Infosec- Pen Testing- Coding- Threat Hunting- Security- Cyber Security- DevSecOps- Penetration Testing- Hacking- Control- Ethical hacking-
          

Unlocking the potential of the blue economy for socioeconomic development in Southern Africa: issues and policy options:Policy brief

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Unlocking the potential of the blue economy for socioeconomic development in Southern Africa: issues and policy options:Policy brief This policy brief derives from a background study conducted by the sub regional office for Southern Africa of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), entitled: “The Blue Economy, Inclusive Industrialization and Economic Development in Southern Africa”, which was presented to the twenty-fourth session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts Meeting for Southern Africa in Mauritius in September 2018. A study on the blue economy in Southern Africa (ECA, 2018) revealed that vast blue economy resources can indeed anchor socioeconomic development, industrial economic diversification and structural transformation for coastal, land linked, landlocked and island States. This can be done through established economic uses of the ocean and other emerging activities, such as those related to offshore oil and gas extraction, deep sea minerals exploitation, renewable energy development, aquaculture, biotechnology and research and development, as well as their related value chains.
          

Comment créer et faire connaître son entreprise grâce au Big Data

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Le Big Data peut se révéler très utile pour créer votre entreprise et la faire connaître. Découvrez comment exploiter l’analyse …

Cet article Comment créer et faire connaître son entreprise grâce au Big Data a été publié sur LeBigData.fr.


          

same guts and marrow as those before him. He’ll fit in perf (ingen svar)

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An indepth look at the Texans fifth round pick Charles Omenihu" Real Joel Heath Jersey , Actual, Thought-Provoking Texans AnalysisThe Film Room2019 NFL Draft2019 NFL Draft: Taking A Closer Look At Charles OmenihuNew,28commentsAn indepth look at the Texans fifth round pick Charles OmenihuCDTEvery team has their quirks. The Chiefs can always find speed. The Steelers scout wide receivers better than any team in the league. The Titans love to invest in their offensive line then defend Marcus Mariota when he’s always injured. And the Texans, well the Texans, are smitten by late round and undrafted defensive linemen who are decent against the run but can’t rush the passer. Jared Crick. Sam Montgomery (lol). Jeoffrey Pagan. Christian Covington. Joel Heath. Brandon Dunn. Carlos Watkins. Angelo Blackson. In the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft the Texans selected University of Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu. Is Omenhiu like those previous ghosts, or is he something more, is he a complete player? Omenihu is a fine run defender. He is rarely driven back in the run game. Consistently he maintains his gap and ground. He knows how to take on half of the offensive lineman and sit. His pad level is usually great and he uses his elongated arms to extend offensive linemen. Most run plays look like this.via GfycatWhen the defense allows him to be aggressive and storm the gap, he can drive the inside half of the offensive lineman and into the ball carrier. His hands are a plus too. He can fumble around the dark and use them to feel his way to the ball like fuzzy antennas.via GfycatHe can make plays in the backfield when he shoots the gap. He isn’t going to take on the outside half, drive, sit, shed, and go devour the running back. The lateral quickness isn’t here to do this. Instead his tackles for a loss come from him penetrating into the backfield by going through half the lineman D.J. Reader Jersey , or slanting into the inside gap, getting skinny, and dragging down the ball carrier. It’s impressive how good he is at making himself smaller and narrowing the target the offensive lineman has.via GfycatHis best trait is his arm length and wing span. He’s one of those monstrous fruit bats, or a condor riding the vectors, hazy and dreamlike. Omenihu is able to consistently press linemen off of him, to give himself the freedom and ability to find and chase the football, even if he doesn’t have the quickness to close the gap and snap up the ball carrier.As a run defender he’s a 3-4 defensive end. He’ll play the 4i or 5. He’ll take on the inside shoulder and sit and maintain his gap, and every once in a while he’ll dive bomb the inside gap, make a play in the backfield, and lose his damn mind. Yet, he won’t be a consistent disruptive force against the run. In the NFL he should be solid, dependable Christian Covington Jersey , and has the frame he can add weight and strength to. Angelo Blackson probably doesn’t need to worry about his playing time anytime soon. The problem is most of what he does in the pass game isn’t going to work at the next level. I’m going to fight the first person who brings up his 9.5 sacks last season at UT to dispute this. Omenihu beat offensive tackles by long arming, or getting to the outside shoulder and ripping against some abhorrent pass sets. Geeze man, I have no idea what the kids are learning in school nowadays. Close down all the universities. Student debt, like employee provided healthcare, limits personal freedom anyways. These pass sets are putrescent and have no resemblance to what Omenihu will see once OTAs begin. This is trudgery from the right tackle. His feet are heavier than cheap rollerblades. He opens the gate, delays contact, doesn’t punch, and gives Omenihu his outside shoulder. The quarterback never reacts to the rush either. Come on man. Step up.via GfycatThe left tackle from Baylor has an atrocious set here too. He’s slow out of his stance, he is way too high, he lunges and dips his head when he attempts to punch the end, and Omenihu rips around his punch without a problem. It’s a fine pass rush move. It shows off Omenihu’s rip well, but the pass blocking is atrocious.via GfycatIn the pros Omenihu is going to struggle to reach the outside shoulder Andre Hal Jersey , make contact first, and beat the tackle to the point of attack. He even made the lumbering Dalton Risner look quick. There’s a general lack of short area quickness here. I bet you most of his next level pass rushes will look just like this.via Gfycat via GfycatAs an edge rusher, Omenihu struggles to beat the tackle to the point of attack with speed and quickness alone. It takes an awful pass set for it to happen. Omenihu is an edge rusher who has to win with his hands—plain and simple. Long arms and rips. Long arms and rips. That’s his game.He doesn’t have the athleticism to explode off the ball and run around the tackle. But he does have a knack for jumping the snap. You’ll see it occasionally with him. He’ll move instantaneous with the ball, and get around the tackle immediately. This isn’t because of a superb get off though. This is him understanding how to jump the snap.via GfycatIt doesn’t work every time. Against quicker, non hideous tackles, the lineman can catch back up and get drive Omenihu wide fairly easily.via GfycatHe lacks the athleticism to close the gap between him and the quarterback. Tackles have the ability to peel back and knock him off the arc once they get beat, and quarterbacks can scramble away from him when they see him in time. There isn’t any burst once he gets off the block.via Gfycat via GfycatOut the edge he also lacks an inside move. He doesn’t have the strength to overwhelm linemen with a bullrush. He doesn’t have a counter to his edge rush and rip. In the NFL, a player can’t be a productive rusher without a counter. Omenihu doesn’t have one. He’s all long arms and rips.via Gfycat via GfycatThe Texans employ J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, as of now, and this will lead to Omenihu rushing on the interior, either as a 3, 4i Greg Mancz Jersey , or 5, depending on how wide they want to get Watt and Clowney. Occasionally, he’ll get some reps as an end when Clowney is a nuclear bomb detonating and decimating the interior of the line of scrimmage. The lack of lateral quickness and strength when space is confined doesn’t translate to the interior of the field either.On a defensive line with Watt and Clowney, vulture sacks are available. Just ask Covington and others who have enjoyed this trickle down effect. Watt and Clowney will command the spotlight and force the quarterback into the arms of other rushers. Omenihu plays hard. His motor doesn’t stop. The motor chugs though. He also isn’t a great at running stunts. When he loops inside he runs right into guards, when he loops wide he is met at the point of attack easily. Players who know how run stunts well can walk their way into a couple of sacks by playing with this hellacious duo.via Gfycat via GfycatIt doesn’t look like there’s underdeveloped potential or athleticism to exploit here either. Omenihu can, should, and probably will get stronger and gain weight, but I wouldn’t expect for him to suddenly develop the lateral quickness or burst needed to become a competent pass rusher. It looks like this is about it for him.I wouldn’t expect much from Omenihu this year. The team has similar players in Blackson, Dunn, Heath, and a great run defender who can’t rush the passer in Reader. Omenihu may get some time here and there, but he won’t be able to play the run as well as them to get onto the field this season. As a pass rusher Jon Weeks Jersey , he’s much of the same. He’s a limited athlete who is going to struggle to get to the quarterback. There’s tools here. Long arms. Jump off the snap. A neat little rip when he gets his head across the tackle’s face. But overall he’s going to be locked down against NFL offensive linemen. Eventually, once Houston is done signing their mediocre defensive ends to 4-year $16 million contracts, he may one day replace them and do much of the same.So to answer the question, Omenihu isn’t any different, he’s just like all the others, made from the same guts and marrow as those before him. He’ll fit in perfectly here.via Gfycat Ah. The breath before the Super Bowl. Matt and his good friend Taylor briefly discuss the conference titles and pick their own imaginary Pro Bowl team."You can pick your nose. You can pick your friend’s nose. You can pick your mom’s nose. But you can’t pick your Pro Bowl Roster. That changes today. Matt Weston and his good friend Taylor briefly rehash the NFL Conference Championship Games and pick their own Pro Bowl teams. It’s a gigantic waste of time, but you ain’t got anything better to do, so you are going to listen, just like how you are going to watch the Pro Bowl on Saturday.Make sure to subscribe to the show no matter how you listen to it.SUBSCRIBE BELOW.The direct link is here and below is the embedded player. SUBSCRIBE.You can subscribe on iTunes here.You can subscribe on Android/Google here. You can subscribe/listen on Spotify here.While you’re at it, you should write a lovely review and give us the three stars out of five star rating we deserve. Keep that in mind when you download the episode this week.Thanks for staying awhile and listening. Enjoy the show while you do whatever it is that you do.
          

That unit has been overhauled, leaving only one returning starter (ingen svar)

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The Steelers spent some time this week talking about the improved atmosphere around the team after things got a bit toxic during the messy end to the 2018 season http://www.cincinnatibengalsteamonline.com/randy-bullock-jersey , but it will take some time to see if that translates to wins on the field.Until it does, the Steelers are likely to continue to hear doubts that they can return to the playoffs this season. They’ve heard some from oddsmakers who installed the Browns as favorites to win the AFC North and it’s not hard to come across others around the football world who are skeptical of the team.Cornerback Joe Haden thinks the team can use those doubts “to our advantage.”“You hear the outside noise,” Haden said, via the . “Usually, Pittsburgh, [outsiders are] always, ‘Aw, they’re going to be in the playoffs.’ They just basically put us in the playoffs. Now to hear people not talk as highly of us has kind of put a chip on our shoulder. I think that’s a great thing. We’ve got something to really work for.”If the AFC North turns out as the oddsmakers project, it would be a significant change for the division, the Browns and the Steelers. It’s only May, though, and that’s plenty of time for Haden and his teammates to keep things from changing too much. INDIANAPOLIS — When Andrew Luck gazes over Cincinnati’s defense Sunday, he’ll see some of the league’s top pass rushers.Defensive tackle Geno Atkins often gets the interior push. Michael Johnson, Carlos Dunlap and Carl Lawson routinely bring the outside pressure.So with Luck making his first start in more than 20 months http://www.cincinnatibengalsteamonline.com/mark-walton-jersey , the Cincinnati Bengals hope to make life miserable as the Colts‘ quarterback re-acclimates himself to regular-season life in the NFL.“My biggest concern, they have a really good front seven,” Luck said. “It’s always a tough defense. Geno Atkins is a heck of a player, (Carlos) Dunlap on the edge, got guys that can cover. So it’s always a challenge.”Circumstances could make this season opener even more challenging for Indy.Longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury and was limited in practice earlier this week. Denzelle Good, who appeared to be the favorite at right tackle, hasn’t played since hurting his left knee in the third preseason game.Then there’s rookie left guard Quenton Nelson, the No. 6 pick. He’s likely to draw the assignment on Atkins, and there’s no assurance second-year running back Marlon Mack will return from a hamstring injury that has kept him off the field since the preseason opener. If Mack can’t play, rookies Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines may be asked to help protect Luck, one of the league’s highest-paid players.No, it’s not an ideal start for a quarterback who missed the 2017 season while recovering from surgery on his throwing shoulder.But the Colts may not have a choice.“We will do everything we can do to neutralize the pass rush — no matter what five guys are up front,” new coach Frank Reich said. “And that will be No. 1 on the pass game agenda each week: How do you protect the passer?”The Bengals, who have lost eight straight in Indy http://www.cincinnatibengalsteamonline.com/hardy-nickerson-jersey , have other concerns.They’re expecting to face a crowd eager to welcome back Luck and capable of making enough noise to slow down the pass rushers.“I think everybody there is going to be excited,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. “We know the kind of player that he is. I guess if you’re going to play Andrew Luck, you’d rather be playing him now than Week 12.”NEW STRIPESThe Bengals debut their redesigned offense under coordinator Bill Lazor after giving a few previews during the preseason. They made more of an effort to get big plays, something missing last season. Andy Dalton looked comfortable with the new playbook in his limited preseason time, completing 71 percent of his passes with four touchdowns, one interception — the receiver fell on his route — and a passer rating of 130.9.“I feel real comfortable with the way I played,” Dalton said.DOUBLE DOSELast year, in Philadelphia, Reich took advantage of a plethora of solid tight ends. Expect more of the same this season in Indy.The Colts signed free agent Eric Ebron, Detroit’s first-round pick in 2014, to help stretch the field as Pro Bowler Jack Doyle continues to exploit the middle. Indy also has former basketball player Eric Swoope and Ryan Hewitt, a former Bengal, on the roster. All four could play Sunday.NEW O-LINEThe offensive line was the biggest issue in Cincinnati’s offense finishing last in the league in 2017. That unit has been overhauled, leaving only one returning starter http://www.cincinnatibengalsteamonline.com/germaine-pratt-jersey , left guard Clint Boling.It’ll be the first time that left tackle Cordy Glenn, rookie center Billy Price, right guard Alex Redmond and right tackle Bobby Hart play together in a regular-season game.RECORD WATCHAdam Vinatieri’s 23rd NFL season could be the most remarkable of his career.The four-time Super Bowl champion needs seven field goals to break Morten Andersen’s record (565), five field goals from the 40-49-yard range to take over the top spot from Gary Anderson and 58 points to break Andersen’s mark of 2,544.How has he done it? By keeping things in perspective.“You definitely want to start off on the right note,” he said. “We know how important it is, we know how much our owner wants to win this first game. We know how important it is to win at home in front of our home crowd, all the above.”NO BURFICTFor the fourth straight season, the Bengals will be without linebacker Vontaze Burfict at the outset.He missed the first six games of 2015 while recovering from a knee injury and has been suspended for the start of each of the past three.This time, Burfict will miss the first four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancers.
          

Review: From Out Of Nowhere (Jeff Lynne's ELO)

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#1,501: Having decided to recommence writing new elobeatlesforever (elobf) articles after a seven (7) month hiatus, Yours Truly KJS feels quite strange to be putting together this review regarding "From Out Of Nowhere" (RCA/Big Trilby Records), the latest studio album from Jeff Lynne's ELO, a whole calendar month after its release back on Friday 1st November (which just happens to have been my 52nd birthday) in the wake of its impressive recent chart topping exploits, especially now that the rather nice amazon Black Friday exclusive edition picture disc has enjoined the earlier black, blue and gold vinyl releases and FOON has slipped out of the UK Top 20 after four (4) weeks.

Having reacquainted myself with 2015's "Alone In The Universe" in advance of the release of FOON, my first impression of the 10 new trax on offer was that "From Out Of Nowhere" was an improvement, a more cohesive and consistent recording than AITU. Whereas retrospectively the former now feels like it was hastily assembled, the latter is a much more polished affair, a little like ELO albums of old. From the familiar tones of the opening title track (thanx to extensive BBC Radio 2 airplay) through to classy closer "Songbird", this writer senses a return to the songwriting form of the ELO maestro harking back to the good 'ol days. ELO fans, new and old, will love the changes in tempo afforded throughout what is a relatively short outing (32:42) with the pensive "All My Love" and "Losing You" balanced (with power) by "Down Came The Rain" (a familiar theme)"One More Time" (isn't it great to see Richard Tandy credited on an ELO LP again?) and "Time Of Our Life", a thoughtful inclusion to thank the 60,000+ fans who attended the 2017 "Wembley Or Bust" show. On a personal note, my twin faves at the time of writing continue to be "Down Came The Rain" and "Sci-Fi Woman" - formerly "WiFi Woman".
"From Out Of Nowhere" is a record that deserved to hit the heights of #1 in a challenging modern music market. We now look forward to some extensive 2020 dates and, hopefully, more fabtastic memories. ★★★★★

  Trax: [1] "From Out Of Nowhere" (3:15) ~ [2] "Help Yourself" (3:14) ~ [3] "All My Love" (3:06) ~ [4] "Down Came The Rain" (3:29) ~ [5] "Losing You" (3:36) ~ [6] "One More Time" (3:28) ~ [7] "Sci-Fi Woman" (3:07) ~ [8] "Goin' Out On Me" (3:09) ~ [9] "Time Of Our Life" (3:10) ~ [10] "Songbird" (3:08) 

See also: Hints of New Jeff Lynne's ELO Album Emerge
See also: ChartWatch: From Out Of Nowhere Exits Top 10
See also: ChartWatch: Jeff Lynne's ELO Slipping Away from Top 10
See also: Black Friday Bulletin: Jeff Lynne's ELO, Cheap Trick & Roy Wood

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "From Out Of Nowhere" by Jeff Lynne's ELO to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneThe Traveling WilburysRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

*** Until next "Time" in the elobf universe ... KJS ... 01-Dec-2019 ***

          

France : Bugey : Arrêt automatique du réacteur 3

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Le 27 novembre 2019, le réacteur 3 de la centrale nucléaire du Bugey (Ain) s'est arrêté automatiquement. L'exploitant ne livre aucune explication sur ce qui a provoqué cet arrêt en urgence qui vient à la suite de toute une série d'incidents.

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France : Saint-Laurent : Problème sur le circuit de secours des générateurs de vapeur du réacteur 2

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Le 9 novembre 2019, un problème survient sur le circuit qui sert en cas d'urgence à refroidir les générateurs de vapeur du réacteur 2 de la centrale de Saint-Laurent (Centre-Val de Loire). Un problème que l'exploitant ne sera pas capable de réparer dans les temps.

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France : Tricastin : Surdose de bore dans le réacteur 1 qui redémarre après visite décennale

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À l'arrêt depuis plus de 5 mois pour un grand programme de vérifications et de travaux, mi novembre 2019 le réacteur 1 de la centrale du Tricastin (Drôme) est en cours de redémarrage. Avec un taux de bore trop important. Et un délai de remise en conformité lui aussi trop important. Double violation des règles générales d'exploitation.

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France : Bugey : Débit de bore en deçà du seuil minimal autorisé sur le réacteur 5

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L'exploitant de la centrale nucléaire du Bugey (Ain) s'est rendu compte un peu tardivement qu'en raison de l'état de son installation, la quantité de bore qui pouvait être injectée dans le circuit primaire du réacteur 5 n'était pas suffisante.

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A Holistic Energy-Efficient Real-Time Scheduler for Mixed Stream and Batch Processing Workloads

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In recent years we have experienced a wide adoption of novel distributed processing frameworks such as Apache Spark for handling batch and stream processing big data applications. An important aspect that has not been examined in these systems yet, is the energy consumption during the applications’ execution. Reducing the energy consumption of modern datacenters is a necessity, as datacenters contribute over 2 percent of the total US electric usage. However, efficiently scheduling applications in distributed processing systems can be challenging as there is a trade-off between minimizing the datacenter's energy usage and satisfying the application performance requirements. In this work we propose, ExpREsS, a scheduler for orchestrating the execution of Spark applications in a way that enables us to minimize the energy consumption while ensuring that the applications’ performance requirements are met. Our approach exploits time-series segmentation for capturing the applications’ energy usage and execution times, and then applies a novel DVFS technique to minimize the energy consumption. In order to tackle the limited number of application's profiling runs, we exploit regression techniques to predict the applications’ execution times and power consumption. Our detailed experimental evaluation using realistic workloads on our local cluster illustrates the working and benefits of our approach.
          

BLOT: Bandit Learning-Based Offloading of Tasks in Fog-Enabled Networks

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Task offloading is a promising technology to exploit the available computational resources in spatially distributed fog nodes efficiently in the era of fog computing. In this paper, we look for an online task offloading strategy to minimize the long-term cost, which factors in the latency, the energy consumption, and the switching cost. To this end, we formulate a stochastic programming problem and the expectations of the system parameters are allowed to change abruptly at unknown time instants. Meanwhile, we consider the fact that the queried nodes can only feed back the processing results after finishing the tasks. Then we put forth an effective bandit learning algorithm, i.e., the BLOT, to solve this challenging stochastic programming under the non-stationary bandit model. We also demonstrate that our proposed BLOT algorithm is asymptotically optimal in a non-stationary fog-enabled network. Numerical experiments further verify the superb performance of BLOT.
          

Exploiting GPUs for Efficient Gradient Boosting Decision Tree Training

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In this paper, we present a novel parallel implementation for training Gradient Boosting Decision Trees (GBDTs) on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Thanks to the excellent results on classification/regression and the open sourced libraries such as XGBoost, GBDTs have become very popular in recent years and won many awards in machine learning and data mining competitions. Although GPUs have demonstrated their success in accelerating many machine learning applications, it is challenging to develop an efficient GPU-based GBDT algorithm. The key challenges include irregular memory accesses, many sorting operations with small inputs and varying data parallel granularities in tree construction. To tackle these challenges on GPUs, we propose various novel techniques including (i) Run-length Encoding compression and thread/block workload dynamic allocation, (ii) data partitioning based on stable sort, and fast and memory efficient attribute ID lookup in node splitting, (iii) finding approximate split points using two-stage histogram building, (iv) building histograms with the aware of sparsity and exploiting histogram subtraction to reduce histogram building workload, (v) reusing intermediate training results for efficient gradient computation, and (vi) exploiting multiple GPUs to handle larger data sets efficiently. Our experimental results show that our algorithm named ThunderGBM can be 10x times faster than the state-of-the-art libraries (i.e., XGBoost, LightGBM and CatBoost) running on a relatively high-end workstation of 20 CPU cores. In comparison with the libraries on GPUs, ThunderGBM can handle higher dimensional problems which the libraries become extremely slow or simply fail. For the data sets the existing libraries on GPUs can handle, ThunderGBM achieves up to 10 times speedup on the same hardware, which demonstrates the significance of our GPU optimizations. Moreover, the models trained by ThunderGBM are identical to those trained by XGBoost,- and have similar quality as those trained by LightGBM and CatBoost.
          

On Runtime Communication and Thermal-Aware Application Mapping and Defragmentation in 3D NoC Systems

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Many-core systems connected by 3D Networks-on-Chip (NoC) are emerging as a promising computation engine for systems like cloud computing servers, big data systems, etc. Mapping applications at runtime to 3D NoCs is the key to maintain high throughput of the overall chip under a thermal/power constraint. However, the goals of optimizing both the communication latency and chip peak temperature are contradicting due to several reasons. First, exploiting the vertical TSV links can accelerate communications, while low peak temperature prefers that the tasks to be mapped closer to the heat sink, instead of using the vertical links. Second, mapping tasks in close proximity can reduce communication latency, but at the cost of poor heat dissipation. To address these issues, in this paper, we propose an efficient runtime mapping algorithm to reduce both communication latency and overall application running time under thermal constraint. In essence, this algorithm first selects a 3D cuboid core region of a specific shape for each incoming application by setting the region's number of occupied vertical layers and its distance to the heat sink, in order to optimize its communication performance and peak temperature. Next, the exact locations of the core regions in the chip are determined, followed by a task-to-core mapping. A defragmentation algorithm is also proposed to keep free core regions contiguous. The experimental results have confirmed that, compared to two recently proposed runtime mapping algorithms, our proposed approach can reduce the total running time by up to 48% and communication cost by up to 44%, with a low runtime overhead.
          

30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Three decades ago, on 20 November 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, not only to protect children but also to recognise them as holders of rights. It has been almost as long since Slovenia’s foreign policy efforts have been focused on the promotion of children’s rights and the enhancement of their wellbeing. This significant anniversary is also in the focus of this year’s European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, which is marked on 18 November at the initiative of Slovenia.
          

Cyber Engineer – Senior Software Reverse Engineer - CACI - Sterling, VA

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Expert background and understanding of the types and techniques of cyber exploitation and attack including virus, worm, Trojan horse, logic bomb, and sniffer to…
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Linux Privilege Escalation using Capabilities

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In this article, we will discuss the mechanism of “capability” and Privilege escalation by abusing it. As we know when the system creates a work context for each user where they achieve their tasks with the privileges that are assigned to them. So, to provide some specific functionalities, it is necessary for a non-privileged user to sometimes temporarily acquire a superuser profile to perform a specific task.

This functionality mainly can be achieved by assigning privileges through sudo, or setuid permissions to an executable file which allows the user to adopt the role of the file owner.

To accomplish the same task in a more secure way the system admin uses “capability” which plays an effective role in the security of Linux based operating systems.

Table of Content

Introduction to Capability

  • What is capability?
  • Difference between capability and SUID.
  • Use of capabilities.
  • Working with capability
  • List of capability

Abusing capability for Privilege Escalations

  • Python3
  • Perl
  • Tar

Introduction to Capability

What is capability in Linux

Before capabilities, we only had the binary system of privileged and non-privileged processes and for the purpose of performing permission checks, traditional UNIX implementations distinguish two categories of processes: privileged processes that referred as superuser or root and unprivileged processes (whose effective UID is nonzero).

Capabilities are those permissions that divide the privileges of kernel user or kernel level programs into small pieces so that a process can be allowed sufficient power to perform specific privileged tasks.

Difference between capability and SUID

SUID: SUID stands for set user ID and allows users to execute the file as the file owner. This is defined as giving temporary access to a user to run a program/file with the permissions of the file’s owner rather than the user who runs it. This can easily be detected by the use of the “Find” command. To find all files with SUID set in the current directory we can use-perm option which will print files only with permissions set to 4000.

Capability: Security of Linux systems can be improved by using many actions. One of these measures is called Linux capabilities which are maintained by the kernel. In other words, we can say that they are a little unintelligible but similar in principle to SUID. Linux’s thread privilege checking is based on capabilities.

Uses of capabilities

Capabilities work by breaking the actions normally reserved for root down into smaller portions. The use of capabilities is only beginning to drop into userland applications as most system utilities do not shed their root privileges. Let’s move ahead that how we can use this permission more into our task.

Limited user’s permission: As we know Giving away too many privileges by default will result in unauthorized changes of data, backdoors and circumventing access controls, just to name a few. So to overcome this situation we can simply use the capability to limited user’s permission.

Using a fine-grained set of privileges: Use of capability can be more clearly understood by another example. Suppose a web server normally runs at port 80 and we also know that we need root permissions to start listening on one of the lower ports (<1024). This web server daemon needs to be able to listen to port 80. Instead of giving this daemon all root permissions, we can set a capability on the related binary, like CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE. With this specific capability, it can open up port 80 in a much easier way.

Working with capability

The operation of capabilities can be achieved in many ways. Some of them are listed below:

Assigning and removing capability: They are usually set on executable files and are automatically granted to the process when a file with a capability is executed. The file capability sets are stored in an extended attribute named as security.capability. This can be done by the use of attribute CAP_SETCAP capability.

To enable the capability for any file frame command as shown below:

Similarly one can also remove file capability by as below mentioned command.

Reading capability: There are many files or program to which capability is predefined so to view that a file has any capability set then you can simply run the command as:

If you’d like to find out which capabilities are already set on your system, you can search your whole file-system recursively with the following command:

List of Capability

On the basis of functionality, the capability is categorized into total 36 in the count. Some of the majorly used are shown below.

Abusing Capabilities Privilege Escalations

Python Capability

Suppose the system administrator wants to grant superuser permission for any binary program, let’s say for python3, which should only be available to a specific user, and admin doesn’t want to give SUID or sudo permission. The admin supposed to used capabilities, for the python3 program that should be executed by specific user let’s say for user “demo”. This can be accomplished with following commands on the host machine.

As a result, the user demo received the privilege to run the python3 program as root because here admin has upraised the privilege by using cap_setuid+ep which means all privilege is assigned to the user for that program. But if you will try to find 4000 permission files or programs then it might not be shown for /home/dome/python3.

Note: the user home directory should be not accessible for other users because if it is accessed to other non-root users then other users will also proficient to take the privilege of capabilities set for user demo.

Exploiting capability using python3

Assuming an intruder has compromised the host machine as local user and spawn the least privilege shell and he looked for system capabilities and found empty capability (ep) over suid is given python3 for user demo that means all privilege is assigned to user for that program, therefore taking advantage of this permission he can escalate into high privilege from low privilege shell.

Hence you can observe the local user demo has accessed the root shell as shown in the given image.

Perl Capability

We have another example “perl” which is same as above where the admin supposed to used capabilities, for the perl program that should be executed by specific user let’s say for user “demo”. This can be accomplished with following commands on the host machine.

As a result, the user demo received the privilege to run the python3 program as root because here admin has upraised the privilege by using cap_setuid+ep which means all privilege is assigned to the user for that program.

Exploiting capability using perl

Repeat above step for exploit perl program to escalate the root privilege:

Tar Capability

We have another example “tar” which is same as above where the admin supposed to used capabilities to extract high privilege file that are restricted for other users, that should be extracted by specific user let’s say by user “demo”.

Let’s take an example: The admin wants to assign a role, where the user “demo” can take the backup of files as root, for this task the admin has set read capability on tar program. This can be accomplished with following commands on the host machine.

Exploiting capability using tar

Repeat same procedure to escalate the privilege, take the access of host machine as a local user and move ahead for privilege escalation. Since this time admin has use CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH that will help us to bypass file read permission checks and directory read and execute permission checks.

In this, we try to read shadow file where all system’s user password hashes are stored for this you have to follow below steps.

  • Compress the /etc/shadow in the current directory with the help of the tar program.
  • You will get shadow.tar in your current directory.
  • Extract the shadow.tar and you will get a directory as “etc/shadow”.
  • Use cat/head/tail or program to read the hashes of passwords.

As a result, you will have “etc/shadow” file your current directory and you can read the hashes of the password as shown here.

A malicious user can break this password using a tool such as a john the ripper or hash killer etc.

Conclusion:  The system admin should be aware of security loopholes during assigning such capability which can affect the integrity of kernel that can lead to privilege escalation.

References:

http://lists.linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/hlfs-dev/2011-August/004870.html

https://gtfobins.github.io/

Author: Komal Singh is a Cyber Security Researcher and Technical Content Writer, she is completely enthusiastic pentester and Security Analyst at Ignite Technologies. ContacHere


          

Magento Marketplace Suffers Data Breach Exposing Users’ Account Info

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If you have ever registered an account with the official Magento marketplace to bought or sold any extension, plugin, or e-commerce website theme, you must change your password immediately.

Adobe—the company owning Magento e-commerce platform—today disclosed a new data breach incident that exposed account information of Magento marketplace users to an unknown group of hackers or individuals.

Account to the company, the hacker exploited an undisclosed vulnerability in its marketplace website that allowed him to gain unauthorized third-party access to the database of registered users, including both customers (buyers) as well as the developers (sellers).

The leaked database includes affected users' names, email addresses, MageID, billing and shipping address information, and some limited commercial information.

While Adobe didn't reveal or might don't know when the Magento marketplace was compromised, the company did confirm that its security team discovered the breach last week on November 21.

Image courtesy: Twitter user @Hxzeroone

Besides this, the company also assured that the hackers were not able to compromise Magento's core product and services, which suggests that themes and plugins hosted on the Marketplace were not accessed to add any backdoor or malicious code and are safe to download.

"On November 21, we became aware of a vulnerability related to Magento Marketplace. We temporarily took down the Magento Marketplace in order to address the issue. The Marketplace is back online. This issue did not affect the operation of any Magento core products or services," said Jason Woosley, VP of Commerce Product and Platform at Adobe.

While the company also didn't reveal the total number of affected users and developers, it has started notifying the affected customers via email.

Thought Adobe hasn't explicitly mentioned that the account passwords were also leaked, users are still recommended to change it, and as well as for any other website where you were using the same password.



          

Le Roanne Hockey logiquement battu

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Pour la dixième journée de Division 2, le Roanne Hockey recevait l’équipe de Morzine-Avoriaz, encore invaincu cette saison en championnat. Quelques jours après l’exploit contre Clermont-Ferrand, la marche était trop haute pour les Hockeyeurs Roannais. Face à une équipe qui marche sur l’eau depuis le début de saison, c’est sans surprise que le CHR fut […]

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December newsletter

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December 2019
Happy Winter Solstice and all Holy Days!
The exact moment of the winter Solstice this year is Saturday, December 21, at 11:19 PM Eastern Time.
This is a powerful time for meditation.
Also at the winter solstice, e cycle for the new year begins to come into focus by taking on organization and form. It’s the time when plans and designs come together. Waiting until after the solstice to make plans for the new year is ideal, especially if part of your new year's planning is your garden. This gives Nature the time to gather itself for a mutually supportive relationship after the season has officially shifted. Are you interested in learning more about co-creative gardening? Let me know if you would like to attend a workshop and we'll put one together!

Class Schedule
Location: 305 Glenwood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
call for more info/directions: 919-257-7814 or email: hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org
Thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm
Fee: $15 drop in or $10 per class when purchasing a 5 class pass.
Class topics for this month:
Dec. 5:34;Melting Rigidity"
Yoga: Movement Relaxation Series and Getting the Body Out of Distress
Breath of Ten Meditation to Become Disease Free
Dec. 12:34;Moon Bathing"
Yoga: Glandular Shine
Breath of Ten Meditation to Become Disease Free
Outside walking meditation - bring your coat!
Dec. 19:34;Create Peace"
Yoga: Releasing Inner Anger and Set for Peacefulness
Breath of Ten Meditation to Become Disease Free
Dec. 26: class! Happy Holidays and see you in January!
Save the dates for the next winter and spring
Workshops with HarDarshan and Barbara:
nday, bruary 16
1 - 4:30 pm
and
Sunday, May 17
1 - 4:30 pm
Topics to be announced
We will practice Kundalini yoga and Meditation, do art, experiential practices, & have fun!
Art supplies, snacks, and tea included. Fee is $75
Pre-register by contacting HarDarshan:
hardarshan@matashaktiashram.org 9-257-7814

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Sacred Words
this month's wisdom quote

WINTER SOLSTICE PRAYER BY EDWARD HAYS

The dark shadow of space leans over us…
We are mindful that the darkness of greed, exploitation, and hatred
also lengthens its shadow over our small planet Earth.
As our ancestors feared death and evil and all the dark powers of winter,
we fear that the darkness of war, discrimination, and selfishness
may doom us and our planet to an eternal winter.
May we find hope in the lights we have kindled on this sacred night,
hope in one another and in all who form the web-work of peace and justice
that spans the world.
In the heart of every person on this Earth
burns the spark of luminous goodness;
in no heart is there total darkness.
May we who have celebrated this winter solstice,
by our lives and service, by our prayers and love,
call forth from one another the light and the love
that is hidden in every heart.
Amen.
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this month's recipe for health and happiness!
HarDarshan's Lemon Chia Pudding
Ingredients for Pudding:
2 oz. chia seeds
7 oz. macadamia milk (milkadamia!)
1 1/2 oz. coconut sugar
zest from 1 lemon (use an organic lemon)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Ingredients for Jam:
1 10 oz. package of frozen organic blueberries
1 oz. chia seeds
2 oz. coconut sugar
Juice from 1/2 lemon
To make the pudding, whisk the chia seeds, sugar, and lemon zest together in a bowl. Add the milk and vanilla extract and stir until fully mixed. Chill in the fridge overnight.
To make the jam, thaw the frozen blueberries and then strain out the excess liquid. Place the berries in a small food processor with the lemon juice, sugar, and chia seeds and process briefly to create your delightful jam!
Once the pudding is ready (the chia seeds will absorb the liquid and it will become like tapioca), put in smaller bowls and top with the blueberry jam.
Chia seeds give you lots of energy! Besides being nice for dessert, try this recipe for an energizing and fun breakfast!
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Terror checks intensify as London attack enters election fray

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Terror checks intensify as London attack enters election frayBritain's Boris Johnson said Sunday he had ordered the security services to step up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, prompting accusations that he was exploiting the London Bridge attack for political gain less than two weeks before elections. The prime minister revealed officials were scrutinising around 74 people with terrorist convictions who had been released early from prison like Usman Khan, who left jail last December and went on to stab two people to death in Friday's rampage. British media said he was a former associate of the London Bridge attacker and had been jailed alongside Khan in 2012 over a plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange.



          

Tracking Cartels: Exploiting Open Sources to Identify Trends

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This research brief explains the efforts of researchers from three Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence who are working together to provide the U.S. Government with new open source tools that combat transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) and drug cartels in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, while protecting confidential sources and increasing international and domestic information sharing.

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The October uprising in Iraq

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November 28, 2019

Since early October, there has been a spontaneous wave of demonstrations in Iraq’s capital Baghdad and other cities against widespread corruption, unemployment and poor public services.

Green Left Weekly’s Susan Price spoke to Sydney-based Iraqi human rights activist Abeer Hasan Abdulazeez about the significance of this movement.

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What has caused the protest movement in Iraq and how significant is it?

I nicknamed it the October Revolution and in Arabic language it is called intifada.

The protests started on October 1, a date which was set by civil activists on social media, spreading over the central and southern provinces of Iraq, to protest 16 years of corruption, unemployment and inefficient public services.

The protests lasted for a whole week, continuously, then stopped on October 8 and resumed on the 25th. After this day, the demands escalated into calls to overthrow the administration and stop Iranian interference in Iraq’s affairs

The Iraqi government used excessive force to suppress these demonstrations, using live bullets, snipers, hot water and tear gas against protesters. This resulted in 327 dead and over 6427 wounded, according to the latest statistics we have received.

The significance of this Intifada and what distinguishes these demonstrations, is that they did not come at the invitation of a party or political or religious groups, but were spontaneous, by young people who are not politically affiliated and from various regions of Baghdad and other provinces.

What are the people's demands?

As I explained earlier, corruption, unemployment and poor public services such as electricity, water, medical services and the absence of social security made Iraqi people struggle and suffer.

These were the primary factors that led to the intifada in its first phase. In the second phase, other demands were added for a radical change of government, including all members of parliament, as well as to change all the principles on which the Iraqi government was formed after 2003. They also added the demand for the removal of Iranian interference in Iraq's internal and external affairs and independence of the Iraqi political decision-making, to serve the interests of the Iraqi people and the region.

The Iraqi government tried to obscure the facts, distort the truth and the goal of the uprising, by accusing the demonstrators of not having clear and specific demands as well as not having leaders to represent them — so the Iraqi government could sit with them to negotiate the demands of the protesters..

The advanced political awareness among protesting youth and others made them reorganise themselves to form a group of leaders, representing the demonstrators and by states and provinces. They also reviewed all the demands of the demonstrators to make them clear, specific and uniform.

How has the United States invasion of Iraq contributed to the conditions for this uprising?

I do not think so there is a relation between these two events. Some may find that there is a strong link between the entry of US troops to Iraq in 2003 and the uprising that is occurring at present. But that is at least from my point of view.

That is because this big military operation carried out by the US in 2003 in Iraq was the reason for the removal of the former dictatorship and helped to adopt a new political system.

Unfortunately, the government that took power after 2003 with the support of the US was not able to meet the government promised to the Iraqi people, because it was occupied with political and partisan conflicts to obtain sources of power in Parliament as well as money.

On the other hand, I agree with those who say that the entry of the US into Iraq in 2003 also had negative aspects. The severe destruction that accompanied these military operations is one of them, which led to the destruction of 95% of Iraq's infrastructure, as well as the destruction of the army and its equipment in almost complete form.

Iraqis are still suffering from the effects of the destruction of its infrastructure, which not all governments since 2003 have been able to repair. The Iraqi people are still suffering from the lack of electricity, water and sewage services as well as in the areas of health and education.

The most important negative factors that emerged after the occupation of the US in Iraq is the security vacuum in the region as well as Iraq. The Iraqi border became unprotected during US military operations, which resulted in the entry by many militias who work with regional or external forces. This is what we saw through the invasion of ISIS militias into northern Iraq and the occupation of Mosul and some other areas, which required a lot of effort and money as well as sacrifice of lives to liberate these areas from ISIS by the Iraqi army.

What has been the response of the traditional parties of the left to this movement?

The reaction and response of the traditional Iraqi opposition parties were supportive of the uprising and the demands of the demonstrators, despite the difference of emphasis. Where some appeared to be trying to exploit the uprising to promote a party through the assertion and support for the demands of the demonstrators, others showed double attitudes and lack of clarity and frankness.

The general response was in favour of this uprising, supportive of its demands and belief in political reform as the radical solution to the crisis in Iraq.

All Iraqi opposition parties, as well as many parties in Arab countries, Europe, Latin America, all human rights organisations and other international parties have supported the demands of the demonstrators and condemned the use of excessive force by the Iraqi authorities, which have included the killing of many people and injuring of thousands.

The Iraqi community and other communities in a number of countries, including Australia, Germany, France, Austria, Sweden and the US are also standing in support of the rightful demands of the demonstrators and condemning the practices of power against the protesters.

What new political forces are emerging?

At the moment, there is no indication of the emergence of new political forces or ideologies.

On the contrary, all political forces in Iraq and parties are now considering and monitoring the results that will follow the intifada, to determine their stance.

Some parties have claimed support for the demonstrators and their demands, but the support by those parties is nothing but political deceit to ensure their survival in power and in the political scene.

In addition, some political forces and parties involved in the current Iraqi government think that support for the demonstrators will give them the opportunity in the future to change stances and ensure the support of the Iraqi people.

Swinging positions by some political forces, as I mentioned earlier, was a strategy to ensure they stay in the political game, whatever the outcome of this crisis.

Dual positions are only a temporary political tactic, in the event of the victory of the intifada and the fulfillment of the demands of the demonstrators — which will certainly be achieved and won.

Where do you see this movement going? Will it succeed? What are the next steps needed?

This revolution is going in the right direction, as long as the demonstrators stick to the demands and particularly, the demand for the overall change of government, parliament and the non-participation of the current parties in the upcoming elections.

The intifada will succeed, but will need more time than everybody expected, due to overlapping political interests, as well as the intervention of foreign forces that have the desire to retain the current Iraqi government in power. 

The next and important step is to mobilise more international support to pressure the Iraqi government to sit at the negotiating table and discuss the demands of the demonstrators, which represent the demands of the entire Iraqi people.

As part of the process to increase international support, we are in constant contact with most of the Iraqi community living in Australia and abroad.

Also, we are encouraging them to ask the governments of the countries in which they live to raise the issue in all international forums and to pressure the Iraqi government internationally, which will accelerate the process of political changes in Iraq.

In line with the requirements of supporting the uprising in Iraq, The Dream association is working hard with Iraqi community members to raise the issue of Iraq and explain the reasons that caused the intifada. We are succeeding in getting solidarity from other organisations and communities living in Australia, such as the Chilean community and their organisations as well as Australian organisations, including the Greens, other human rights organisations and a few members of  parliament.

The October uprising will succeed eventually, the people of Iraq will get their rights, no matter how long it takes.

How united are the forces in this movement? How important is unity?

What attracts attention about the October uprising and makes it distinctive and different from the previous uprisings in the past, is that the demonstrators are spontaneously united in all their categories and that is something that encourages optimism.

The goals of the October uprising unite the protesters and brings them together as one against the Iraqi government. Moreover, the October uprising was born from 16 years of suffering of the Iraqi people. This suffering affected all categories of the Iraqi people, except the ruling class and the rich.

The protesters' strong belief in the issues and in changing the government and its underlying principles has united them all. These principles led to sectarian division and have divided Iraqi society. It is now known to everyone that these principles and ideologies were marketed by Iran to serve Iran’s interests in Iraq and in the region, through its affiliates in the Iraqi government.

The young intellectuals, who form the largest volume in the uprising, have a great awareness of the reality of the political situation in Iraq and the changes needed to the government.

They will maintain the momentum that will push the uprising to continue until the changes are achieved and for the fulfillment of all demands.

The people of Iran are once again mobilising against the regime. Do you see this struggle as related to the struggle in Iraq? Does the Iraqi movement see itself as part of the struggles emerging in the Middle East, Chile and elsewhere?

Certainly, there is a relationship between the struggle of the Iraqi people and the Iranian people, but it is an indirect relationship and there is no cooperation between the two movements.

The two movements in Iraq and Iran suffered corrupt regimes that seized the wealth of the people.

Most of the Iranian people, especially intellectuals and youth, reject the expansionist policies of the Iranian government in the region and its interventions in the affairs of neighboring countries — such as Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen — to attempt to control them completely.

The struggle against corrupt government, unemployment and poverty of public services and for freedom, equality and justice has become the demand of all peoples who struggle across the world. Therefore, the Iraqi movement is part of struggles that are emerging in the Middle East, Chile and elsewhere — and vice versa.

The protests in Iraq, Lebanon, Chile and elsewhere are complementary, because they represent the right of all humankind to live in freedom, with dignity and justice.

[Abeer Hasan Abdulazeez is the founder of The Dream association, an organisation that supports human rights and assists refugees. She has worked in international diplomacy, publishing and broadcasting.]

Protest in solidarity with Iraq in Sydney on November 24.

          

Westpac scandal underlines Coalition’s hypocrisy on banks, unions

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Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer
November 28, 2019

Financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC is pursuing Westpac over 23 million alleged breaches of money laundering laws in the biggest such case in Australian history. According to AUSTRAC, Westpac allowed transfers of about $11 billion without proper scrutiny, including funds destined for child exploitation rings in the Philippines.

Some believe that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Westpac’s crimes. Thomson Reuters Asia-Pacific Bureau chief in Financial Crime & Risk Nathan Lynch alleges the system was primarily used to implement corporate tax evasion. "That's what this case is all about,” he said.

“It's the facilitation of massive high-level, cross-border tax evasion." He added the AUSTRAC prosecution will "send shockwaves around the globe."

Caving to public pressure, Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer resigned as head of Australia's second-biggest bank on November 26. Westpac announced that Hartzer had been given 12 months' notice and would pocket a tidy $2.7 million salary during that period.

Responding to the news, Finance Sector Union (FSU) national secretary Julia Angrisano said on November 20: "Today we have an appalling case of Westpac being accused of breaking money laundering laws on 23 million occasions, illegally moving $11 billion dollars. The allegations include claims of potential child exploitation."

Angrisano noted that Westpac is not the only bank in the firing line: "Yesterday [November 19], the Commonwealth Bank pleaded guilty to illegally selling life insurance to consumers through unsolicited phone calls, after being criminally charged by [the Australian Securities and Investments Commission].

"And earlier this month, the National Australia Bank admitted to 255 breaches of credit laws and faces financial penalties as a result of the 'Introducer' loans scandal.”

But while the government goes after the banks with a feather, it is dramatically stepping up its attacks on trade unions.

Angrisano said: "Even though they are finally being targeted by the federal government, the banks can negotiate penalties for ripping off customers that barely dent their bottom line. And there is no impact on their ability to continue in business.

"[Treasurer] Josh Frydenberg thinks the current penalties for banks are OK, but at the same time he is supporting industrial relations minister Christian Porter in an attack on workers and their unions that could see a union shut down for failing to complete paperwork on time.

"There is no suggestion from the [Scott] Morrison [Coalition] government that banks should be closed down for ripping off the public and breaking money laundering laws.

“But if this anti-union [Ensuring Integrity Bill] law passes, it will mean the government can take a big stick to unions and give the banks a slap on the wrist."

Responding to the latest amended version of the Ensuring Integrity Bill, Australian Council of Trade Unions president Michele O'Neil said on November 22: "Effectively, the Morrison government is asking the Senate to support laws that would never apply to banks or business and which they would never apply to themselves or their political parties.

"For example, banks have been accused of money laundering, supporting terrorist organisations, charging fees to dead people and supporting child exploitation.

“Despite all this, there are no proposals to ban bank board members, appoint administrators or shut the doors."

"The government is hell bent on trying to shut us down … This is extreme. It's dangerous. There's no equivalent in the Western world, and there's no justification for it."

In the aftermath of the banking royal commission, which issued its final report earlier this year, calls have been made for the Big Four banks to be more tightly regulated and held to public account. Sackings of bank executives and prosecutions for financial crimes and fraud are an essential follow-up to the startling revelations from the commission.

However, this latest scandal involving Westpac underlines the fact that these banking giants are a law unto themselves, despite the limited role of various regulatory agencies.

There can be no solution to the banking crisis until major banking institutions are taken out the hands of private profiteers and placed under public ownership — just as the Commonwealth Bank was until the mid-1990s.

Considering the widespread public outrage over the scandals revealed by the banking royal commission, now intensified by the Westpac disaster, it is time to mount a major community-based campaign to nationalise the Big Four banks under workers' and community control.

We need to demand that the banks' huge assets be placed under public ownership and used for the good of the community and the environment. These funds could be used to build public works and fund much-needed public health, housing, education and renewable energy projects that are essential if we are to effectively tackle the climate crisis.

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer

          

Celtics get it done in the fourth, hold off Knicks 113-104

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The Celtics didn't travel far for this one -- just over the Manhattan Bridge from Barclays Center to Madison Square Garden -- to take on the 4-15 New York Knicks. Similar to their last matchup, the Knicks gave the Celts a battle through the whole game until Boston managed to pull away late to capture a 113-104 win.

The young duo of Jayson Tatum (30pts, 7ast, 6reb) and Jaylen Brown (28pts, 5reb) were fantastic in this one, combining for over half of Boston's points and making huge plays when they needed them to.

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The game opened with both squads sleepwalking out of the gate. There were five turnovers in the first five minutes, leading to plenty of fast-break opportunities, like this Kemba Walker layup off the Tatum steal:



Julius Randle (8pts) and Tatum (10pts) were taking advantage the most, leading their teams to a few early buckets. Walker, Tatum, and Brown combined for Boston's first 16 points before Enes Kanter got on the board at the 5:30 mark. In fact, the aforementioned trio combined for 23 of the Celtics' 31 points in the quarter, while Kanter and Brad Wanamaker were the only other Celtics contributing on the scoreboard.

The Knicks stuck to their game plan against the under-sized Celtics, taking it to the paint and rarely settling for three-pointers. Although this was leading to a 60% field goal percentage (15% higher than the Celtics), Boston took four more shots that ultimately gave them a slim advantage by the end of the quarter.

BOS 31, NYK 30

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Boston's supporting cast finally came to life in the second frame with four different bench players getting into the mix. However, so did the Knicks and their long list of big forwards. Between Randle, RJ Barrett, Bobby Portis, and Taj Gibson, New York managed to match the second-unit production of the Celtics to keep it a tight contest halfway through the quarter.

One of the supporting cast members was no other than everyone's favorite timelord Rob Williams, who blocked a pair of shots and threw down a monster dunk:





The second half of the frame was dominated by Tatum and Brown. They scored or assisted on every one of Boston's baskets after the 7:00 mark in the quarter, and scored 13 of the team's last 15 points. The young duo knocked down outside shots, hit tough faders, and got to the hoop for crafty finishes in the paint.

While the offense was sharp, the Celtics defense lacked the size to properly contain New York. The Knicks continued to penetrate and getting to their shooting hand at will, leading to a 52% field goal percentage and matching Boston's 58 points.

Halftime: BOS 58, NYK 58

Q3

Things went south in a hurry during the second half. The opening four minutes saw the Knicks go on a 14-5 run and the ever-important Marcus Smart exit the game after suffering a blow to the abdomen.

Already down by nine points, the departure of Smart only made it more challenging to contain the larger bodies on the Knicks roster - especially since it was the 6'0" Carsen Edwards who replaced him. Luckily, the Celts strapped down a bit defensively. A Kanter block and Brown steal sparked a mini 7-0 run for the green team, instantly cutting the deficit back to two.

While the Knicks continued to exploit Edwards on offense and have their way in the paint, Enes Kanter was keeping Boston in striking distance with his strong offensive rebounding and finishing ability at the rim. The big man put up seven points and four offensive rebounds in a matter of seven minutes off the bench.

New York's 40 points in the paint led them to a four-point lead entering the final frame of the evening.

BOS 81, NYK 85

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Boston started to figure out their interior defense by the fourth quarter, swarming Knicks bigs in the paint with double or triple teams. Still, New York was drawing fouls and getting to the free-throw line for easy points, preserving their slim lead for the time being.

Tatam, building onto his impressive night, kept his hot hand. The 21-year-old refused to let the Knicks pull away, hitting big shot after big shot until his Celtics were within one yet again:



The Celtics recaptured the lead with six minutes remaining after a JB steal and layup in transition - it was their first time leading since the first half:



From there, the Celtics looked like their normal selves. They put up a 12-0 run, capped off by back-to-back threes by Walker and Tatum, to open their largest lead of the night. Once again, it was too much Tatum and Brown for the Knicks to handle. Similar to the end of the first half, the duo scored or assisted on 15 straight points for Boston. Not only did Tatum finish the game with 30 points, but he dished out a career-best seven assists.

Final: BOS 113, NYK 104


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Les fondations d'argile de la Commission von der Leyen

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La Commission présidée par la chrétienne-démocrate allemande Ursula von der Leyen va enfin entrer en fonction dimanche : par 461 voix contre 157 et 89 abstentions (707 présents sur 748 eurodéputés), soit 61% des voix, le Parlement européen a largement investi, mercredi à Strasbourg, le nouveau collège de 27 commissaires qui dirigera l’Union au cours des cinq prochaines années. Mais ce score est en trompe-l’œil : en réalité, jamais une commission n’a disposé d’une base politique aussi fragile et incertaine. Ce qui risque de compromettre son grand dessein, le «Green Deal» censé changer le modèle de développement européen.

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Certes, par rapport à son vote d’investiture de juillet, la présidente de la Commission a sérieusement accru sa marge par rapport à la majorité absolue de 374 voix, un seuil nécessaire pour adopter les textes législatifs en seconde lecture : elle passe de 9 à 87 voix, ce qui lui offre a priori un seuil de sécurité appréciable. Mieux, l’ex-ministre de la Défense allemande a même réussi l’exploit de réunir une majorité plus large que celle obtenue par son prédécesseur, Jean-Claude Juncker, en octobre 2014 (423 voix contre 209 et 67 abstentions), qui était pourtant le candidat choisi par le Parlement à la différence d’Ursula von der Leyen, imposée par le Conseil européen des chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement. «Si le vote avait eu lieu à bulletins secrets, on aurait soupçonné une substitution d’urnes», s’amuse une éminence du PPE, le groupe conservateur, surprise par ce résultat inattendu.

La majorité qui l’a soutenue est constituée, sans surprise, des conservateurs du PPE (Parti populaire européen), le premier groupe politique qui a voté comme un seul homme pour elle, des socialistes (à l’exception d’une voix contre et de 9 abstentions, dont les Français) et de Renew Europe (RE), le groupe où siègent les élus macronistes (4 abstentions malgré tout). Elle a pu aussi compter sur le soutien de 30 eurodéputés eurosceptiques de l’ECR, en particulier ceux du PiS polonais, de 5 Verts et d’une partie du Mouvement Cinq Etoiles italien. Une autre partie de l’ECR a voté contre elle, avec l’ensemble de l’extrême droite, des europhobes britanniques de Nigel Farage, de la gauche radicale (dont LFI) et de 9 Verts. Enfin, la grande majorité des écologistes s’est réfugiée dans «l’abstention constructive», comme l’a expliqué Ska Keller, la coprésidente du groupe. Il est à noter que les deux groupes qui ont explosé façon puzzle sont les eurosceptiques de l’ECR et, dans une moindre mesure, les écologistes.

Le problème est que cette base politique n’est que de circonstance, car elle n’est liée par aucun programme politique, la négociation d’une «feuille de route» entre le PPE, les socialistes, RE et les Verts ayant été interrompue en juillet à la suite du rejet de la candidature de Manfred Weber, la tête de liste (allemande) du PPE, par le Conseil européen des chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement. Si Ursula von der Leyen a obtenu sa majorité, c’est essentiellement pour deux raisons : d’une part la volonté des eurodéputés de ne pas ajouter une crise européenne aux multiples crises politiques qui paralysent une partie des Etats membres (Royaume-Uni, bien sûr, mais aussi Espagne, Italie, Allemagne ou même France). Surtout, les logiques nationales ont corrigé les préventions idéologiques : chacun a voulu confirmer le commissaire de sa nationalité, comme le confiait sans illusion un membre du nouveau collège… Certes, Ursula von der Leyen a fait mieux que Juncker, mais beaucoup moins bien que tous les autres président de la Commission depuis que le Parlement a le pouvoir de les investir.

Tensions

L’hémicycle était d’ailleurs loin d’être plein lors du discours d’investiture de Von der Leyen, jugé par beaucoup de députés «ennuyeux» et «sans inspiration». «On sent de la frustration», juge Raphaël Glücksmann (Place publique), l’indifférence polie manifestée par les députés donnant «le sentiment d’une grande abstention, plus que d’une grande mobilisation». Stéphane Séjourné, le patron de la délégation française de RE, conscient de la démobilisation des eurodéputés, a d’ailleurs passé la session à mobiliser les énergies et à essayer de convaincre les écologistes de revenir sur leur consigne d’abstention. En vain. Or, sans cet apport essentiel, Von der Leyen restera une présidente faible, car sans majorité solide, contrairement à ses prédécesseurs, qui pouvaient compter sur le soutien indéfectible de la grande coalition conservateurs-socialistes. Ainsi, lorsqu’elle présentera ses textes sur le Green Deal, il est quasi-certain que les tensions nationales, surtout entre l’Est et l’Ouest, réapparaîtront, notamment au PPE et du groupe socialiste, des défections que devront être compensées par les Verts qui monnaieront leur vote au prix fort au risque d’accroître les divisions au sein des groupes politiques.


          

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Austerity has made it impossible to be tough on radicalisation in prisons and tough on the causes of radicalisation outside them

Boris Johnson took his disinformation campaign to the BBC on Sunday with a blizzard of bluster, obfuscation and lies designed to blunt any interrogation. He lowered the bar for political debate by cynically exploiting the terrorist attack on Friday to peddle a plan for draconian sentences, against the wishes of a dead victim’s family; then by bizarrely blaming the opposition parties for the release of a terrorist (he was let out because of the sentence imposed by the court of appeal); and last by attempting to smear Jeremy Corbyn with a conspiracy theory about him wanting to disband MI5.

Mr Johnson, because he is prime minister, has better access to the details of the case of Usman Khan, a terrorist who murdered innocent people in London last week, than almost anyone else. He knows where he was detained, and what restrictions there were on his movements. He would know what the police and counter-terrorism officers were doing to monitor Khan. But Mr Johnson’s eye is not on the facts to inform the public. Mr Johnson does not care a jot about whether what he says describes reality. This is why he makes facts up. The act is a sinister distraction.

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Boris Johnson has been accused of twisting the facts of the London Bridge terror attack in a “distasteful” attempt to turn it into an election issue, as he tried to blame Labour for the release of the terrorist who stabbed two people to death.

Despite one of the victims’ families pleading for their son’s death not to be used as an excuse for kneejerk political reaction, Johnson claimed that “a lefty government” was responsible for Usman Khan being freed.

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Les enfants d'Europe,

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Réunis au Parlement européen à Strasbourg le 27 novembre 2019,

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Proclamer les droits suivants de la planète:

 

Article 1

Notre planète a le droit d’être respectée et protégée par les êtres humains.
 

Article 2

Notre planète a besoin de la contribution des êtres humains pour prendre soin de sa santé et de ses équilibres écologiques vitaux.
 

Article 3

Tous les êtres vivants ont le droit de vivre dans un habitat sain et paisible.
 

Article 4

La diversité des espèces vivantes doit être protégée afin de préserver l’équilibre des écosystèmes naturels et de la chaîne alimentaire.
 

Article 5

Notre planète a le droit de ne pas être surexploitée par les êtres humains pour satisfaire leurs besoins toujours croissants et pour alimenter une population humaine en croissance exponentielle.
 

Article 6

Les animaux sensibles ont le droit au bien-être. Les espèces animales nocturnes ont le droit de vivre et de chasser librement la nuit, sans être perturbées par les pollutions lumineuses d’origine humaine.
 

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Les espèces végétales, et notamment les arbres, qui produisent de l’oxygène et absorbent le CO2, ont le droit de se développer et de s’épanouir. Elles ont le droit à la photosynthèse.
 

Article 8

Les forêts doivent être protégées de la déforestation sauvage. La régénération des forêts doit être assurée par leur entretien et leur reboisement.
 

Article 9

L’océan, ses ressources et ses écosystèmes doivent être préservés et gérés de façon durable et responsable. L’océan a le droit de rester dans son état d’origine, clair et bleu, et d’être protégé des impacts liés au changement climatique.
 

Article 10

Les ressources en eau de la planète, qui sont essentielles pour tous les êtres vivants, doivent être préservées de toute pollution.
 

 

Article 11

Notre planète a le droit à un ciel de nuit étoilé et préservé de toute pollution lumineuse excessive.

Article 12

Tous les êtres vivants ont le droit de respirer un air pur. La pollution de l’air doit être traitée et éradiquée.

Article 13

Notre planète doit être préservée de l’utilisation abusive du plastique, dont les microparticules se dispersent dans les eaux, l’air et les sols et se retrouvent ainsi dans la nourriture de tous les êtres vivants.

Article 14

Notre planète doit être préservée des déchets que les êtres humains déversent dans la nature. Elle ne doit pas être contaminée par des substances nocives et notamment par celles utilisées dans l’agriculture, l’élevage, la pêche et l’industrie.

Article 15

Les peuples premiers, vivant en harmonie avec la Terre et représentant ainsi un exemple pour la préservation de l’environnement, doivent être respectés, écoutés et protégés.

Article 16

En vue de respecter les droits de la planète, les êtres humains doivent faire un usage raisonné des technologies, dans le respect de l’environnement.

Article 17

En vue de respecter les droits de la planète, les Etats doivent adopter des politiques climatiques ambitieuses visant à contrôler les émissions de CO2 générées par les activités humaines, et notamment en matière de transports.

Article 18

Notre planète a le droit d’être représentée pour agir en justice contre toute personne responsable de pollution excessive.
 

 

 

[Mais de 300 crianças de 10 países europeus, entre os quais Portugal, terminaram a elaboração da DECLARAÇÃO EUROPEIA DOS DIREITOS DO PLANETA, apresentada em Estrasburgo.]

Referência: Déclaration (FR) - Kids For Planet Rights. (2019). Kids For Planet Rights. Retrieved 2 December 2019, from https://kidsforplanetrights.org/declaration-fr


          

Complémentarités entre culture et élevage pour des systèmes agri-alimentaires plus durables et résilients

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L’intensification de l’agriculture et la spécialisation des exploitations, des filières et des bassins de production, facilitées par un recours massif aux intrants de synthèse, ont eu pour effet de découpler les productions végétales et animales. Les enjeux autour de l’agriculture...
          

Worried?

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I have a confession. I?m a worrier. But I don?t worry if the Dallas Cowboys or the Houston Texans will make the playoffs, I worry about my family?s health and well being. Right now I?m especially worried about my mother and one of my brothers-in-law. Both are dealing with issues that I pray daily about. And I know I?m not supposed to worry, the Good Book teaches that if the Provider takes care of the birds he?ll take care of us (see Matthew 6:25-27). I get it. But I can?t help it. It?s the times we live in. And I?m worried.

Sometime last month, a Dallas pastor declared that if the current impeachment process leads to Trump?s removal it might cause a ?civil war-like fracture? in this country. Of course, Trump embraced the comments. It would be too easy to suggest that these individuals have little understanding of the historical implications of the Civil War. They do. However, it would not be grandstanding to say that those four years (1861-1865) radically changed American society. So much so that more than 150 years later folks are still debating its meaning and outcome.

One cannot use speech like that and not know that it will elicit certain responses from certain groups. The South en masse never apologized for secession. Given the conduct of the original Thirteen Colonies who seceded from England, I?m not sure they should. Maybe in a democracy people should have the right to change their government when the government no longer protects their rights (see the Declaration of Independence).

So if I?m not expecting an apology for secession, should I expect an apology from the South for the vile institution of slavery? Again, probably not. Remember, those 17th, 18th, and 19th century European immigrants believed people of color were lower than themselves on the evolutionary ladder. The pseudo-science of the day reinforced this. Then, with regards to slavery, the South believed they were within their rights to exploit, rape, maim, and defile an entire segment of the population, based solely on race, without considering the negative longitudinal effects.

Sadly, the black community is still suffering from many of those longitudinal effects. For example, the decades of lynching immortalized by Billie Holiday?s haunting song ?Strange Fruit? typified the pain from watching loved ones murdered and the bodies put on public display as a warning to others. Our society has yet to come to grips with the fact that such violence was used principally as a tool of social control. After 1865, fearing blacks would gain social and political equality, some in the white community believed violence was the best means to reestablish their superiority. For some reason, the federal government seemed unable, or unwilling, to do anything meaningful to deter such behavior.

So, I?m worried about the times we live in. A short time ago, a baseball umpire used Twitter to announce that he would buy an AR-15 if Trump is impeached. The quote I saw online implied such political action (impeachment) would be a siren call, of sorts, for all those who believe Trump is their leader. One of the things that worries me involves who are the individuals that believe Trump is their leader? Since the summer of 2015, political talking heads have argued that a majority of Trump supporters are from the Religious Right and white supremacists. Wow.

Now I?m really worried. Are these two groups one and the same? Maybe I should leave that question for another day.

So, there?s public admission that some of Trump?s supporters plan to purchase advanced military weapons and initiate a new civil war if/when it is acknowledged that Trump has violated the oath of his office. So who are these weapons to be used against? While there?s no overt mention of racial animosities, the history of European descendants shows that they never commit violence against themselves. But, Native Americans, Latin Americans, and those of African descent better be on guard.

Furthermore, that same history is rife with examples of communities being devastated because of racial animosities. No, I?m not referring to the dark ages when barbarians roamed the European countryside pillaging and raping at will. I?m thinking of places like Rosewood and Tulsa right here in the good ?ole USA. It?s hard to imagine your communities being torn asunder for no apparent reason other than racial hatred. But too often this has been the fate of this country?s black community since 1619.

So, I?m a worrier. I know I shouldn?t be, but it?s who I am. I believe in the Good Book and I certainly believe the Provider will deliver on His promises. Still, I don?t know if Trump will be impeached or not. Other demagogues have come before and I?m sure many will come in the future. I can?t control that. All I can do is pray for the health of my family and for those across this land who just want to feed and clothe their children and take a vacation every now and then.

Still, it?s frightening that some in this society feel threatened because others disagree with their view of the world and their version of morality. I?m sorry but I don?t believe an AR-15 is a solution. The threat of Trump?s followers taking up arms to keep him in the White House may have unintended consequences for this society. I?m really worried about this because I don?t think the Constitution has a remedy for such consequences.

Yep, I?m a worrier.

Later.

PS: Still waiting on those promised tax returns.


          

Le jeu vidéo comme outil pour l’éducation critique des élèves

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Le jeu vidéo comme outil pour l’éducation critique des élèves
Une table ronde a été organisée au Salon Educatice en partenariat avec Game for change, Ubisoft, le ministère de l’éducation…

Ils démontrent ainsi l’intérêt du jeu vidéo pour développer les compétences, la citoyenneté et porter un autre regard sur le monde. La rencontre entre un créateur de jeu vidéo et un enseignant qui l’exploite en classe permettra de mettre en lumière et d’interroger ces pratiques.

Florent Maurin, est le co-créateur du jeu vidéo « enterre-moi mon amour », disponible sur ordinateur, tablette et smartphone (android), lauréat de plusieurs prix et dans lequel le joueur suit et accompagne le parcours d’une jeune femme cherchant à fuir la Syrie.

Enterre-moi, mon amour, fiction interactive sur smartphone, fait vivre intensément le périple vers l’Europe d’une jeune migrante syrienne en suivant le fil de sa messagerie instantanée. Une histoire d’amour, d’espoir et d’exil. Inspirée d’une histoire vraie.

Conçue pour smartphone, cette œuvre hybride s’inspire d’un article du Monde.fr, dans lequel la journaliste Lucie Soullier avait reconstitué le périple de Dana S., réfugiée syrienne qui vit aujourd’hui en Allemagne, à travers son fil WhatsApp. Elles ont conseillé les auteurs, Florent Maurin et Pierre Corbinais, afin de rendre les faits et les personnages crédibles.  « Nous nous sommes appuyés sur diverses sources et sur l’expérience de Dana qui a validé l’intégralité des 110 000 mots que nous avons écrits », précise Florent Maurin.

 

William Brou est professeur d’histoire et youtubeur (chaîne : histoire en jeu). Il expérimente depuis plusieurs années l’utilisation du jeu vidéo comme outil éducatif en classe. Il publie des vidéos où il démêle le vrai du faux dans les jeux-vidéo dédiés à l’histoire sur sa chaîne Youtube (Histoire en Jeux).

Une seule question le guide : Peut-on apprendre l’Histoire-Géo en jouant à des jeux vidéo ?

Il a utilisé ce jeu avec des élèves de 4ème dans le cadre du programme sur les migrations. Ils partent de leurs représentations du parcours et s’achemine vers le vrai de la situation. C’est un jeu qui provoque des émotions dont il faut parler afin qu’ils expriment leur ressenti. Le chemin de Nour suivi sur la carte oblige une recherche de ressources, d’informations. Les élèves découvrent ainsi que le jeu n’est pas hors sol. Il est créé avec un design, une interface, des documents réels, un langage du designer.

Le jeu n’est pas qu’un divertissement, il est un média, une manière différente de se connecter au monde.

4 processus créatifs en jeu : le code, l’aspect visuel, le design et la documentation.

Le matériau n’est pas neutre. Dans le cadre éducatif, le jeu est un outil différent, qui permet des approches différentes, il est un choix culturel (l’actualité, avec les différentes perceptions à l’échelle internationale) il permet la construction du regard critique. A souligner donc, le feed back du professeur, certains jeux présentant parfois des réalités fausses qui peuvent provoquer chez les élèves, des représentations erronées, ou certains auteurs ne laissant pas percevoir leurs intentions.

Olivier Dauba, Vice-Président Editorial d’Ubisoft. Il coordonne la réflexion éducative au sein de cet éditeur de jeux vidéo mondialement connu (assassin’s creed…)

Il y a une responsabilité éducative et une éthique. Le jeu vidéo est un média culturel jeune, qui n’en est encore qu’aux balbutiements techniquement et éditorialement !

C’est une industrie créée par des jeunes en évolution constante. Le regard critique a évolué.

Les sujets évoluent : moins d’action, plus de profondeur de sujets.

Ubisoft : des articles sur Educavox présentant un travail partenarial au sein de collèges :

Fusion Jeunesse

Alain Thillay, chef du bureau du soutien à l’innovation numérique et à la recherche appliquée (DNE – TN2) à la Direction du numérique pour l’éducation (Ministère de l’éducation nationale)

On apprend avec le jeu depuis la Grèce antique…Le jeu vidéo est un objet culturel et l’école ne peut donc pas passer à côté. C’est un média au même titre que le cinéma, la littérature la BD. La mission de l’école est bien de critiquer les sources, de confronter les points de vue. Les jeux vidéo permettent de développer les compétences numériques du 21ème siècle.

Un site d'accompagnement en ligne : Apprendre avec le jeu numérique

Screenshot 2019 11 29 Apprendre avec le Jeu Numérique

 https://eduscol.education.fr/jeu-numerique/

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    Review: Frustrating and fascinating, 'My Friend the Polish Girl' ponders exploitation

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    "My Friend the Polish Girl" follows a young American woman in London trying to make a documentary about a struggling actress.


              

    COSTUME VERT travail robuste Coton pour EXPLOITATIONS AGRICOLES PÉPINIÈRES 0BGLUKFO

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    Couleur principale: vert
    Coupe: Ample Pays de fabrication: Italie
    Motif: Aucun Matière: Coton
    Modèle: COSTUME TRAVAIL ATELIER
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    Vous pouvez toujours, semble-t-il, migrer gratuitement de Windows 7 vers Windows 10, surtout que 2020 approche et avec elle, la fin du support officiel de Windows 7 annoncée par Microsoft

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    Vous pouvez toujours, semble-t-il, migrer gratuitement de Windows 7 vers Windows 10
    Surtout que 2020 approche et avec elle, la fin du support officiel de Windows 7 annoncée par Microsoft

    Microsoft a depuis plusieurs mois déjà annoncé et confirmé la fin du support officiel (End Of Support ou EOS en anglais) de son système d'exploitation Windows 7. À partir du 14 janvier 2020, Windows 7 ne recevra plus de correctifs ni de mises à jour de sécurité. Les utilisateurs de cette version de Windows OS ne...
              

    Introducing Biology's newest faculty

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    Newsletter issue:
    People:
    Neda Bagheri
    Alejandro Rico-Guevara
    Kristiina Hurme
    Jeff Rasmussen
    Adam Steinbrenner
    Julie Theriot

    Welcome to UW Biology's newest faculty members! These renowned scholars and researchers come from all across the country and have added tremendous expertise to the UW Biology community. A special thank you to the Washington Research Foundation, Jodi Green, Mike Halperin, Walt Halperin, Margaret Hall, and the late Ben Hall for making these hires possible!

    Here is a brief look at the newest members of the UW Biology community:

    Neda Bagheri
    Assistant Professor
    WRF Distinguished Investigator

    Education:

    PhD in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara
    Postdoc in Biological Engineering from MIT

    Expertise:

    My lab—aptly named the MOdeling DYnamics of Living Systems (MODYLS) Lab—employs tools across engineering and applied math to help explain unintuitive biological observations and to gain fundamental insight. My primary areas of expertise include systems biology, dynamical systems, and control theory. An exciting application of our research that integrates skills across these domains involves predicting emergent dynamics within and among cell populations using multi-scale, multi-class computational models.  

    Most fascinating research discovery:

    Understanding how the context of the microenvironment shapes cell decisions.

    Accolades:

    NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering

    Distinguished Speaker for the Accelerated Discovery Forum at IBM Research-Almaden and Keynote Speaker at multiple international conferences

    Mindlin Foundation Public Lecture at University of Washington

    Cornew Innovation Award, Northwestern University Chemistry of Life Processes

    Extracurricular:

    1. If not a Biology professor, I would be: Hiking above tree line.​
    2. Favorite hobbies:​ I love being outside—hiking, cycling, climbing—and playing ultimate frisbee.​
    3. What is one thing you will never do again? Learn how to drive a motorcycle through trial and error. (Take a class!)
    4. What motivates you to work hard? I love to enable, promote, and empower the next generation of citizens and thought leaders.
    5. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Paraglide across the alps (with proper instruction and safety, of course)

    Kristiina Hurme
    Lecturer, full-time

    Education:

    B.A. Princeton University
    Ph.D. University of Connecticut

    Expertise:

    I’m a Behavioral Ecologist that has studied parental care, territoriality, male-male combat, vocal communication, mating and courtship in frogs, birds, and fish throughout the Neotropics. In zoos I designed enrichment for monkeys and frogs, and used positive reinforcement to train monkeys and sea lions, skills that I am now using to study wild hummingbirds!

    Most fascinating research discovery:

    For my dissertation, I studied maternal care in a neotropical frog, Leptodactylus insularum, in Panama. These large frog mommas often care for schools of 1000s of tadpoles in temporary ponds. I found that they reached metamorphosis surprisingly quickly, growing from egg to juvenile froglet in about two weeks! In order to grow and develop so fast, these tadpoles were constantly active and foraging. This activity attracted a lot of attention from predators, such as fishing spiders and herons, and I found that the only schools that survived to metamorphosis had a mother guarding them. These courageous moms not only fought off predators (even my hand!), but also communicated with the schools, guiding them to safe foraging areas. Some males have large and muscular arms with thumb spines (intrasexually selected weapons), and the only males I observed breeding were huge and covered in battle scars.

    Accolades:

    I received Honorable Mention for the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Connecticut.

    Our recent paper on Intrasexually Selected Weapons was selected as the cover of the latest volume (five issues) of Biological Reviews: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/loi/1469185x/year/2019

    Extracurricular:

    1. If not a Biology professor, I would bean artist, a zookeeper, a scientific illustrator, a wildlife film maker – something that allows me to observe and appreciate the natural world and share it with others.
    2. What is your favorite book? “My Family and Other Animals”, by Gerald Durrell. Growing up as a young naturalist on a Greek Island – what a dream!
    3. What is your proudest accomplishment? Working as a team with my husband Alejandro. In life, raising our daughters, Sierra and Aurora. In research, training wild hummingbirds to voluntarily drink from intimidating experimental setups, resulting in a stress-free way to measure behavior and physiology. Check out the PBS nature documentary “Super Hummingbirds” for examples!
    4. What are your hobbies? Fencing, anything related to horses, nature photography, exploring nature with two little kids.
    5. What makes you happy? Seeing the “aha” moment in students, sharing a love and enthusiasm for biology and observation of the natural world, showing students cool and surprising animal behaviors, often with the help of David Attenborough!
    6. Why did you choose to work at UW Biology? I fell in love with the department because of how everyone prioritizes excellence in teaching biology and collaborates on assessing how students learn! I am so excited to be in a place where I will be supported and encouraged!

    Jeff Rasmussen
    Assistant Professor
    WRF Distinguished Investigator

    Education:

    2011, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    2002, Sc.B., Computational Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI

    Expertise:

    I am broadly interested in cell and developmental biology, in particular how cells adopt and maintain specific shapes. My lab uses zebrafish to gain molecular and cellular insights into the development and repair of somatosensory neurons, which are some of the largest and most complex cells in the body. Somatosensory neurons build enormous and elaborate peripheral axons that innervate the skin to detect pain and touch. Our current focus is on understanding interactions between these somatosensory axon endings and the various specialized cell types they encounter in the skin.

    Most fascinating research discovery:

    As a graduate student, I discovered that cells within the worm embryo could fuse with themselves to form tiny, single-cell tubes in the shape of a donut.

    Accolades:

    2018, Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral Presentation Award, Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) 77th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR

    2013—2016, Postdoctoral Fellow, Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund

    2007—2010, Predoctoral Trainee, NIH Training Grant in Developmental Biology, University of Washington

    Extracurricular:

    1. If not a Biology professor, I would be: pursuing something artistic.
    2. What are your hobbies? Playing soccer, running, and eating vegetarian food.
    3. What makes you happy? A sunny day in Seattle.
    4. Why did you choose to work at UW Biology? For the opportunity to work with fantastic colleagues and great students.
    5. What is your morning routine? I make breakfast for my kids, give my daughter a big hug when I drop her off at preschool, run to campus and enjoy a big mug of green tea while thinking about science.
    6. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? You mean I get to choose my superpower? Teleportation! That way I could visit the Wonders of the World without any lines.

    Alejandro Rico-Guevara
    Assistant Professor
    Walt Halperin Endowed Professor
    WRF Distinguished Investigator

    Education:

    Biologist - Universidad Nacional de Colombia
    PhD- University of Connecticut, Miller Fellow- UC Berkeley.

    Expertise:

    I perform theoretical and empirical research on Behavioral Ecophysics, which I define as the study of organismal mechanisms (e.g. physiology, biomechanics) and their explicit links to biotic and abiotic interactions. My recent discoveries on nectar collection and intrasexually selected weapons revive questions on how animals balance caloric gain and expenditure, and on foraging theory in light of both exploitative and interference competition. I have focused on the most specialized vertebrate pollinators, hummingbirds, and working on such a data-rich mutualistic system opens the door to quantitative (e.g. energetics) and comparative (e.g. other nectarivores) assessments of trade-offs between energy optimality and fighting proficiency in nature.

    Most fascinating research discovery:

    How hummingbirds actually drink, associated adaptations in their feeding apparatus, and deviations under opposing selective pressures (e.g. bills as weapons).

    Accolades (2-4 maximum):

    Frank A. Pitelka Award for Excellence in Research, International Society for Behavioral Ecology. behavecol.com/awards-1

    Kimberly G. Smith Outstanding Student Paper Award, Organization for Tropical Studies, 7th Annual Competition. tropicalstudies.org/research

    Best Doctoral Dissertation, Greg and Mona Anderson Award, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut. eeb.uconn.edu

    Best Oral Presentation Award, IV Colombian Zoology Congress (selected among 2000 presentations). vccz.aczcolombia.org

    Extracurricular:

    1. If not a Biology professor, I would be: Most likely I would have looked for an occupation that would have kept me in touch with nature and being outdoors: a farmer, a birdwatching guide, a park ranger, a mountain rescue responder, a scuba instructor, something like that. To some degree, I’ve tried all of the above at different stages of my life!
    2. What makes you happy? Being with my loved ones, but it doesn’t really matter what I’m doing (from hanging out in my grandma’s house for lunch, to family fencing being beaten by my in-laws!). Especially treasuring day-to-day unrepeatable moments with my wife, Kristiina, and watching our little fledglings, Sierra Annaleema and Aurora Delta, grow.
    3. Why did you choose to work at UW Biology? Because of the supportive and collaborative spirit, world-class academic excellence, its integrative approaches, the strong emphasis both in research and teaching, its interdisciplinarity, and the tight links with the Burke Museum, highlighting the importance of science communication, among many other reasons!
    4. What is your favorite childhood memory? Going on weekend trips and vacations with my parents and sisters, regardless if it was to stop on the side of the road, or going to the closest river to cook on a campfire, and all the way to when we were able to “meet the sea”. My dad is a naturalist at heart, and we have had tons of fun exploring nature together. I’m a biologist because of him!​
    5. What motivates you to work hard? A deep desire to understand the mysteries of life. Whether that means doing careful lab experiments and developing home-made devices, or spending a lot of time in the field chasing elusive behaviors; the motivation is always to go beyond the limits of our knowledge. And now supporting others to pursue similar dreams!

    Adam Steinbrenner
    Assistant Professor
    WRF Distinguished Investigator

    Education:

    BS Tufts University
    PhD UC Berkeley

    Expertise:

    My lab studies the plant immune system.  Plants defend themselves from pests and pathogens (bacteria, fungi, herbivores, etc) by detecting molecular signatures of attackers.  We are interested in receptor proteins that recognize different types of pests and how these receptors evolve in both nature and agriculture.  We hope that better understanding plant defenses will inform and inspire strategies to reduce pesticide use and develop sustainable pest control.

    Most fascinating research discovery:

    In my most recent position at UC San Diego, we identified a plant immune receptor that detects peptides in larval oral secretions (i.e. caterpillar spit).  Interestingly, this receptor gene is unique to the genomes of certain legume crop species such as bean and black-eyed pea, suggesting they have a unique defense strategy against attacking insects.

    Accolades:

    HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow 2016-2019

    NSF Graduate Research Fellow 2010-2015.

    Extracurricular:

    1. What is your favorite book? Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Master of the Senate by Robert Caro, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    2. What are your hobbies? Running, Hiking, Fermentation + gardening projects at home
    3. Why did you choose to work at UW Biology? UW Biology has an incredibly integrative atmosphere that fits my research style.  I try not to stay too focused on a single topic or technique, but look for links across molecular biology, genomics, and evolution/ecology.  I’m looking forward to growing my lab’s connections in the department and across campus.
    4. What is your favorite childhood memory? My mother was a landscape designer and I grew up visiting gardens and arboretums around Philadelphia.  I especially loved identifying trees and observing them across the seasons.  It is fun to see paperbark maples around Seattle – one of my old favorites from the east coast!
    5. What was your favorite subject in school? History and Political Science.  It is fascinating to learn about other societies, institutions, norms.
    6. What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window? The Space Needle view from 5th floor LSB is fantastic​
    7. What motivates you to work hard? Beyond the day to day joy of experiments, it is motivating to know that basic findings in biology can eventually translate into amazing applied breakthroughs.  In a recent example, the set of tools for CRISPR-mediated genome editing originated from observations and experiments in basic microbiology / RNA biochemistry.  The previous generation of genome editing molecules, TALENs, were originally identified from bacterial pathogens of plants that used similar proteins to manipulate their hosts.

    Julie Theriot
    Professor
    Benjamin D. Hall Endowed Chair in Basic Life Sciences

    Education: 

    BS Biology and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    PhD Cell Biology, University of California, San Francisco

    Expertise

    The research of our group explores the mechanics and dynamics of cell self-organization and movement in a variety of cells ranging from bacteria to fish skin cells.  Our current work focuses on three areas:  1) the actin-based motility of intracellular bacterial pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, 2) the whole-cell crawling of epithelial cells and leukocytes, and related processes such as phagocytosis in macrophages, and 3) the dynamics of cellular organization in bacteria and diatoms.  A strength of our work is its highly interdisciplinary nature, bridging cell biology, microbiology, and biophysics.  By studying diverse questions in diverse biological systems, using both bottom-up approaches (biochemical reconstitution, single-molecule force measurements, mathematical modeling) and top-down approaches (genetic and pharmacological perturbations, quantitative video-based analysis of cell movement, shape, and mechanical coupling), we aim to develop a broad conceptual understanding of the organizational rules that give rise to large-scale cell structure and coordinated movement. 


              

    BrandPost: Shopping at the Mall? It Can Be Just as Risky as Shopping Online

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    The holiday shopping season is a big event for cybercriminals, and as a result, many individuals are slowly becoming more cautious when shopping online. And because they know that pickpockets and other grifters love crowds, shoppers tend to keep their eyes on their kids and their wallets when at a physical shopping location. However, most people haven’t been paying attention to how much digital shopping has taken over even traditional shopping, and cybercriminals are keen to exploit that lapse in caution.

    The busyness of holiday shopping tends to lower people’s guards, leaving them vulnerable to exploits – especially from completely unexpected vectors like cybercrime at the mall. And with a crush of shoppers, retailers are likely to not be paying attention as well. So, to better protect you from cybercrime when shopping at your favorite store or mall, here are a few things to remember.

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    A genome wide dosage suppressor network reveals genomic robustness.

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    Genomic robustness is the extent to which an organism has evolved to withstand the effects of deleterious mutations. We explored the extent of genomic robustness in budding yeast by genome wide dosage suppressor analysis of 53 conditional lethal mutations in cell division cycle and RNA synthesis related genes, revealing 660 suppressor interactions of which 642 are novel. This collection has several distinctive features, including high co-occurrence of mutant-suppressor pairs within protein modules, highly correlated functions between the pairs and higher diversity of functions among the co-suppressors than previously observed. Dosage suppression of essential genes encoding RNA polymerase subunits and chromosome cohesion complex suggests a surprising degree of functional plasticity of macromolecular complexes, and the existence of numerous degenerate pathways for circumventing the effects of potentially lethal mutations. These results imply that organisms and cancer are likely able to exploit the genomic robustness properties, due the persistence of cryptic gene and pathway functions, to generate variation and adapt to selective pressures.


              

    New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

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    There's a new and unusual ransomware strain making the rounds that you should be aware of. Called 'AnteFrigus,' it is primarily distributed via 'malvertising' that redirects users to the RIG exploit kit. ...
              

    Heads up: Hackers can target your vehicle

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    Hackers exploit security vulnerabilities in new automobile connectivity technology. Learn about this threat and how to stay safe in this guide. The automotive industry is transforming. Manufacturers shift their focus to modern software features. They also embrace the advantages of connectivity and 5G implementation. These technologies revolutionize automobiles as we know them. Not only making them safer or more robust but also personalized for consumer use. But innovations come with cybersecurity risks. And it’s nothing new. Hackers have exploited hardware and software vulnerabilities in cars since 2010. Nonetheless, these threats have grown in size and scale with the deployment of new technologies. Automakers face pressure to deliver new products. It often doesn’t leave enough time to think about cybersecurity capabilities. […]

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    Post NordVPN Data Exposure: Using Domain Threat Intelligence to Prevent MitM Attacks

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    NordVPN admitted last month that its data center located in Finland was hacked on March 5, 2018. While the virtual private network (VPN) service provider claimed it learned of the incident as early as April 13, 2019, it only confirmed the compromise last month after reports that its expired Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate and its private key were leaked. The extent of the intrusion is detailed in this dumped Pastebin log. As shown, the hacker obtained full remote administrative access to NordVPN's node containers. Here are the implications of the breach:

    • With the private key, an attacker could create his own server in NordVPN's network, and launch man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.
    • Since the hacker had root access, he could have maliciously intercepted and modified user traffic.
    • The provider did not enable reneg-sec, so even though it uses encryption, one-hour-old traffic at the time of the hack could easily have been decrypted.

    NordVPN released an official statement in response to the uproar and claimed that no user credentials and activity logs were stolen. It also stated that there were no signs that the hacker monitored user traffic. However, it did admit that the TLS keys can be used to launch a targeted and sophisticated MitM attack on a user in some circumstances.

    It's also important to note that TorGuard recently suffered a similar data breach incident, bringing to light the possibility that other VPN providers could be vulnerable.

    Our Investigative Tool: Threat Intelligence Platform

    When a service that promises to protect user data and identity gets hacked, the incident highlights the increasing boldness and sophistication of attackers. With the possibility of MitM attacks as a result of TLS certificate and private key exposure, what can help stop adversaries from launching attacks on any VPN service providers' clients?

    Domain threat intelligence is a possible line of defense to consider. Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), for instance, can assess the integrity of a domain before it is allowed to connect to a computer or server that houses confidential data.

    NordVPN could, for instance, run its domain through TIP to identify vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and open ports that attackers can exploit.

    The results showed that its site has redirects. To ensure its domain's integrity, it needs to check that these redirects do not lead to malicious sites or hosts. Attackers are known for using redirects to obtain data they are not authorized to view to their own servers or sites.

    The domain analysis also gave out several Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) warnings that may be worth looking into. NordVPN can, for instance, consider setting its HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP) headers to protect against impersonation by attackers using wrongly issued or fraudulent certificates. It can also set its TLSA parameters to bind X.509 certificates to Domain Name System (DNS) names using DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC).

    A check on its mail servers also warned that Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) is not configured. When properly set up, this email validation system can provide an extra layer of defense against spoofing. It's intended to combat specific techniques often used in phishing and spam attacks such as forging senders' addresses.

    Apart from identifying potential security gaps in its IT infrastructure, NordVPN can also use a domain threat intelligence platform to authenticate logins to its systems that contain sensitive client and employee data. Quick queries on the tool can help it spot unauthorized users on its network.

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    NordVPN is confident that none of its users' credentials, activity logs, or traffic have been compromised as a result of the data breach. However, we live in a world where cybersecurity is only as strong as your ability to detect threats early.

    Preparing for a cyber attack by taking into account all possible attack vectors is, therefore, a must. By using domain threat intelligence obtained through tools such as Threat Intelligence Platform, security teams can better detect threats in real-time, thereby strengthening their organizations' security posture.


              

    InterMed Breach: How Threat Intelligence Sources Help Maintain Domain Integrity

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    Major healthcare providers suffer a lot from breaches, both from a legal and financial standpoint. Aside from patient lawsuits, they also face severe penalties imposed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

    So not surprisingly, the average cost per breached record in the healthcare sector in the U.S. this year has reached US$429 — which could easily translate to millions of dollars, depending on how many customers a compromised entity has.

    For InterMed, the said estimate shows that potential fines could reach US$12.87 million for the breach the company has suffered in September. Here are further details about the compromise:

    • An email account owned by an InterMed staff was hacked on September 4, 2019.
    • Internal investigations uncovered that threat actors accessed three more email accounts on September 7 and 10. These accounts revealed the personal information of around 30,000 patients.
    • Personally identifiable information (PII) such as names, dates of birth, insurance details, and clinical data were stolen.
    • The Social Security numbers of some patients were also compromised.
    • InterMed maintained that the attack did not affect its entire patient database. Recently added electronic health records (EHRs) were also not put at risk.

    As a result of the breach, InterMed warned patients that they should watch out for unauthorized payment card transactions and forged letters from insurance or healthcare companies in the coming days. It also offered free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to the clients whose records were impacted.

    The healthcare firm is right to indicate that their clients are vulnerable to fraudulent activities following the attack. It's also common to see a spike in spearphishing campaigns as a result of data breaches.

    How the Threat Intelligence Platform Can Help Keep Domains Secure

    Data loss due to email-related incidents is prevalent in the healthcare industry. In a recent industry survey, 95% of healthcare organizations claimed that they received emails from imposters in the past year.

    Note that it's relatively easy to conduct reconnaissance on a target host today, thanks to the ubiquity of online directories. For instance, a quick Google search for "InterMed email address" would lead users to a RocketReach listing for the healthcare firm. While the directory did not reveal the email addresses of many company employees, it did provide clues on the organization's most used email formats (e.g., jdoe@intermed[.]com and janedoe@intermed[.]com).

    The page also lists the names of the company's employees and president. Pretty much all hackers need to do is send a message with a malicious attachment to a person on the list using the likely used email address formats. They can also attempt to brute-force their way into employee email accounts with weak passwords and use these for attacks or gain entry into confidential databases.

    Email security software and strong password credentials are usually the first lines of defense against such threats. In addition, the use of threat intelligence insights can help ensure the integrity of an organization's domain infrastructure, as leaving gaping vulnerabilities is like an open invitation for attackers to steal confidential information.

    We analyzed InterMed's domain, which revealed some interesting findings. Results from our Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) showed multiple Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) vulnerabilities concerning data encryption and authentication.

    One way of ensuring the security of an organization's network is by disabling suboptimal cipher suites that include NULL, EXP(ort), and DES and RC4. In InterMed's case, it may be a good idea to disable DES-CBC3-SHA, as this may be vulnerable to a CVE-2016-2183 exploit known as "SWEET32." Setting its HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP) header is also recommended, as this could decrease risks of man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks that use forged certificates.

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    All in all, organizations should continuously revisit their data management policies and train employees to improve their domain hygiene. They can rely on Threat Intelligence Platform to find weaknesses that attackers can take advantage of and strengthen their defenses.


              

    BriansClub & PoS Malware Attacks: How Threat Intelligence Solutions Help Prevent Payment Card Theft

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    BriansClub[.]at, an underground website that peddles stolen payment card data, was reportedly hacked. Here's what we know of the breach based on an initial report:

    • In September, KrebsOnSecurity.com received a link from an unknown source that led it to 10Gb worth of payment card details (credentials for 26 million credit and debit cards).
    • The dump accounts for about a third of the 87 million sensitive card data for sale on the Dark Web.
    • Said sensitive financial information was stolen from online and physical stores over the past four years. Malware-infected point-of-sale (PoS) systems were the leading attack vector.
    • BriansClub buyers and resellers were identified through their ID numbers. The database stores ID numbers attached to sold payment card information.
    • Card pricing depends on the issuing region and demand. A U.S.-issued card costs US$12.76 — $16.80 per piece. A non-U.S. card costs US$17.04 — $35.70 each.

    The most common method by which PoS malware infects hosts is through insider threats and phishing. A knowledgeable employee may install the malware on card-reading machines or retrieve higher-ups' access credentials by guessing username-and-password combinations.

    Meanwhile, targeted attacks may employ the use of social engineering tactics to trick email recipients into downloading the PoS malware onto their computers. So say you (or someone you work with) receive an email with a suspicious attachment and you want to assess the sender's integrity. Let us show how you could go about it.

    Our Investigative Tools: Threat Intelligence Platform and Others

    A primary example of a PoS malware is NitlovePOS, which has been distributed via spoofed Yahoo! Mail accounts. Messages associated with this malware dupe users into opening a Microsoft Word attachment that downloads NitlovePOS onto devices.

    Knowing that, it may be best for users to check if any of the email addresses attempting to interact with any of their employees is valid. They can use an email verification API for that.

    Reminding users not to open documents attached to emails sent by unknown senders is also critical as the simple act of opening a malicious document can drop NitlovePOS on their computers. Outright blocking of attachments with macros can also be enforced throughout the network.

    Looking at publicly available reports can also help establishments beef up their cybersecurity posture. Take a look at a sample step-by-step account of how we carried out a risk assessment given that we do not have information on the email addresses used in the attack:

    1. We learned from a report that the malware had three command-and-control (C&C;) servers — systeminfou48.ru, infofinaciale8h.ru, and helpdesk7r.ru. From Virus Total, we found from a third party that all three seem to resolve to the same IP address — 146.185.221.31. We ran a Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) query on it and found that it was owned by G-Core Labs S.A.
    2. We ran a reverse WHOIS search on the organization and found 14 domains whose records contained it.
    3. Although the TIP checks on each of these domains did not reveal ties to malware, some of them had minor warnings such as open ports and missing SSL certificates. Exposed ports can be easily exploited by cyber attackers. It is also interesting to note that a lot of the domains seem to be related to a massive multiplayer online (MMO) game called "World of Tanks." Players should be wary as well, especially if they are using computers connected to the same network as PoS devices or systems.

    The quick exercise above shows how crucial it is to uncover if the domains that are trying to interact with your network are secure or not. While not all investigations would instantly reveal ties to malicious activity, it doesn't hurt to exercise due diligence.

    To further bolster security, companies must ensure that the customer data they keep is encrypted according to industry standards. Retail operations and banks should also enforce stricter access controls and code-signing certificates before processing card transactions. Lastly, IT teams should deploy patches to vulnerable PoS systems regularly to prevent exploitation.

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    Cyberthreats can come from all fronts. Often, parties who fall victim to attacks failed to secure their data operations despite having ample resources to do so. Still, the best way to avoid the repercussions of compromised card data is to prevent them in the first place. Security solutions such as Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) and other domain research and monitoring tools empower organizations to stay ahead of cyber risks before these become a huge problem.


              

    It's never too late to go back to school

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    river of snakesRaul in River of Snakes. Uncredited Facebook photo.

    “I talk to a lot of people and musicians in rock’n’roll and they have a real resistance to it. ‘Why do you want to do that?’” laughs Raul Sanchez.

    The object of Sanchez’s peers’ derision is his recently awakened interest and understanding in music theory – at first glance, anathema to the three-chord rock’n’roll style he’s explored and exploited as guitarist in Magic Dirt, Midnight Woolf and River of Snakes.

    “Learning music theory blew my mind. I’ve known major and minor chords, but I’ve never really knew how they came from, how they worked, how they interacted, functional harmony, things like that. I just wondered ‘How the hell did we get by all those years writing songs without knowing this shit!’ You just grab that and that and say ‘Yeah, that sounds good’.”


              

    Facebook and the UFO community

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    Copyright 2019, InterAmerica, Inc.
    Yes, I use Facebook and have for some time, and I invested in the company when it IPOed.

    But things have changed, Facebook a pariah as cognoscenti see it.

    The current New Yorker [12/2/19] has a piece about one of Facebook’s early supporters (Roger McNamee) who provided equity for the start-up but has come to loath Zuckerberg and the social media giant.

    (McNamee has a book out – Zucked, which is a must-read for anyone using the service.)

    Many ufologists or UFO enthusiasts love Facebook.

    Me? I’m "shadow banned" by Facebook – meaning anything I put online there is not shown to my 1142 “friends’ or anyone else.

    Why? Because I belong to a vocal group that is calling for the ouster of Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg and the breakup of Facebook.

    I’ve put my thoughts and position online at Facebook where I’m a critic for local news media in town.

    I have been public about the disaster that Facebook is. But my UFO friends won’t say a thing. They love the sappy “Likes” and the sycophantic attention they get there.

    Their position is somewhat [sic] like the Germans who ignored the anti-Semitic attacks on the Jews, keeping their mouths shut in order to reap any benefits they thought the Nazis might bring them.

    It’s shameful that no one I know, in the Facebook UFO community – or even newsies that I deal with mostly – have the guts to chide the company for its nefarious and outrageous exploitation of Facebook users.

    UFOers there are not only sappy but stupid with how they plunder their morals and ethics in order to solicit some attention that they, otherwise, are not getting.

    It’s not only sad and pathetic but also shameful and despicable.

    N.B. The graphic atop is from slate.com

    RR

              

    Common elements for uncommon light: vector beams with GRIN #Lenses

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    A well-known defect introduced during the fabrication of GRIN lenses can be exploited for the creation, detection and wave-guiding of exotic forms of vectorial structured light, bringing the toolkit ...
              

    Comment on A Long Year Ahead by VicDrit

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    Tisdale and some of the front 4 had a bad game....lost gap assignment -- couldn't get off blocks and Perkins exploited it.
              

    WhatsApp: Government Plans Security Audit of Chat App After Hacking Attempt

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    India wants to conduct an audit of WhatsApp's security systems following revelations that a spyware exploited vulnerabilities in the Facebook-owned messaging platform, technology minister said on Thursday.
              

    Establishing length-at-age references in the red mullet, Mullus barbatus L. 1758 (Pisces, Mullidae), a case study for growth assessments in the Mediterranean Geographical Sub-Areas (GSA)

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    Length at age data are a fundamental tool for the assessment of exploited fish populations, their use requiring the identification of the ‘unit stock’. At the present, however, the spatial reference for stock assessment in the Mediterranean Sea is based on a grid of 30 arbitrary Geographical Sub Areas (GSA).


              

    Avoidance within a changing assessment paradigm for Mediterranean Hake stocks

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    The Mediterranean hake Merluccius merluccius L., 1758, is the emblem of the so-called Mediterranean demersal fisheries paradox, showing a persistent, although stable, status of growth overexploitation and an impressive gap between current and any biological reference point. Almost full avoidance capability of large size females to bottom trawls, higher overall growth rates than previously believed and higher natural mortality in juveniles than adult, were considered among the most plausible explanation factors of such persistence.


              

    Reproductive features of the deep-water rose shrimp, Parapenaeus longirostris (Crustacea: Penaeidae), in the Strait of Sicily

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    The deep‑water rose shrimp, Parapenaeus longirostris (Lucas, 1846), is one of the most valuable and heavily exploited demersal species of the Mediterranean bottom trawl fisheries. The basic life traits of this shrimp, in particular its reproductive aspects, are regularly monitored during experimental trawl surveys carried out in the Mediterranean Sea. Gonadic condition and maturity status for estimating the size at onset of sexual maturity are commonly assessed in females, using macroscopic color scales, histologically validated only in a few geographical areas.


              

    Avoidance within a changing assessment paradigm for Mediterranean Hake stocks

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    The Mediterranean hake Merluccius merluccius L., 1758, is the emblem of the so-called Mediterranean demersal fisheries paradox, showing a persistent, although stable, status of growth overexploitation and an impressive gap between current and any biological reference point. Almost full avoidance capability of large size females to bottom trawls, higher overall growth rates than previously believed and higher natural mortality in juveniles than adult, were considered among the most plausible explanation factors of such persistence.


              

    Establishing length-at-age references in the red mullet, Mullus barbatus L. 1758 (Pisces, Mullidae), a case study for growth assessments in the Mediterranean Geographical Sub-Areas (GSA)

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    Length at age data are a fundamental tool for the assessment of exploited fish populations, their use requiring the identification of the ‘unit stock’. At the present, however, the spatial reference for stock assessment in the Mediterranean Sea is based on a grid of 30 arbitrary Geographical Sub Areas (GSA).


              

    Reproductive features of the deep-water rose shrimp, Parapenaeus longirostris (Crustacea: Penaeidae), in the Strait of Sicily

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    The deep‑water rose shrimp, Parapenaeus longirostris (Lucas, 1846), is one of the most valuable and heavily exploited demersal species of the Mediterranean bottom trawl fisheries. The basic life traits of this shrimp, in particular its reproductive aspects, are regularly monitored during experimental trawl surveys carried out in the Mediterranean Sea. Gonadic condition and maturity status for estimating the size at onset of sexual maturity are commonly assessed in females, using macroscopic color scales, histologically validated only in a few geographical areas.


              

    Au Kenya, la jacinthe d'eau étouffe le Lac Victoria

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    Au Kenya, depuis plusieurs décennies, la jacinthe d'eau étouffe le Lac Victoria, plus grand étendue d'eau douce d'Afrique. Les poissons s’y font plus rares et cette plante invasive rend difficile le travail des pêcheurs. Pourtant la jacinthe d'eau peut se révéler très utile, à condition de savoir l'exploiter. Reportage de nos confrères de France 2, Marc de Chalvron et Baptiste Rimbert.
              

    Les zones humides et mares valorisées

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    Les élèves de terminales Technologique en stage de valorisation sur l'exploitation du lycée.
              

    Hotel Mumbai Movie Review: Not Detailed Enough to Go Beyond the Obvious

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    Hotel Mumbai isn’t cheap or exploitative in its recreation of the tragedy. Yet it never goes beyond the obvious.
              

    Relaying setting

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    Note: This is an old draft, slightly reworked. I think it makes some valid points, but I'm doubting the distillation argument a bit. Concretely, it now seems to me that what is actually reducing overhead is presenting lore through things that the referee can relay verbatim to the players, or that the players can read themselves in the book. If this is true, it also includes less-spectacular things like boxed text and actual lore sections. Because of this, I've added a note on how distilling lore into fragments could be useful anyway. 

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    I've been thinking about a sort of distillation process for presenting lore through in-game objects and locations. This has to do with my fascination with patterns and hidden meaning in rpg products. What I call "patterns" here is essentially what happens when presenting setting through a wandering monster table. Consider this small encounter table

    25% giant scorpion
    50% gnolls
    25% nomads

    From this table, you can infer that the region is sparsely populated by humans, dominated by gnolls, and that it is arid - a steppe or even a desert. From the monsters, you can also conclude that the region is rather dangerous. Giant scorpions are 7HD, and gnolls are about 5HD. So as a consequence, the nomads would either be capable fighters themselves, or have some reliable way of hiding. All of these things can be learned from the encounter table. All referee-facing descriptions of the region could therefore focus on other things. But the encounter table will also convey things to the players, by just existing. For example, if the players spend time in this region, they should soon learn that the most common encounter is gnolls, that scorpions and nomads are equally frequent, and what the general threat level of the region is.

    This is the idea about a "pattern": to take advantage of aspects of the game that is communicated directly from the designer to the player, to say something about the world. Say for example that in this game, Druids are worse than Clerics: they get worse bonuses and less powerful options, etc. Even if the rules never state this, players will eventually figure it out. Or the online community will. And once people realize this, they won't play Druids unless they are highly committed. And so, via selection you have created a setting where Clerics are common and Druids are very invested, or where an new faith is replacing an old through numbers and resisted through zeal, without writing a single word about it in your game book.

    My point here is that there is information about the setting that is hard-coded into the rules and procedures, and therefore external to the referee's rulings, and that can be exploited to create consistency and predictability without increased overhead.

    But other aspects of the game can serve this function too. Building on Kyana's analysis of layered lore in Dark Souls, I'd like to contend that a) lore can be presented in fragments instead of info-dumps; b) this can lead to more, rather than less, engagement in the lore; and c) the resultant head-canon can be highly aligned with the "intended" canon, if supported by codified things that convey setting directly to the players.

    I imagine a distillation process that goes something like this:
    You begin with a raw lore statement, say: giants used to live here. From the implications of that statement - giants lived, have now died - you extract a specific, representative event (1). Say: Queen Yssa, last of the Giants, trading her kingdom for the corpses of her warrior-children.

    From this event, you extract the material and mythical remnants (2). The hall where she surrendered her kingdom, the Giant crown she handed over, the great cart that carried the bodies, the broken armor of her daughters, the all-consuming sorrow, the Giants' tomb.

    Then, you transform these remnants to game-objects, with uses, names, descriptions and locations (3). So the hall becomes a location on the map, the crown remains a crown, the cart might become a cart-wheel shield, armor is armor, sorrow becomes a spell or magical object, tomb becomes a location.

    Finally (4), the game objects are given names and descriptions that alludes to the original event through association rather than explicitly. So the once hall-now location might become "Yssa's Surrender. A ruined palace of giant proportions, ravaged by war. It is considered sacred by those who grieve".

    Like the encounter table, this information is transmitted directly from the game to the players, without increasing referee overhead: the players look at the map, note the location Yssa's surrender, and are free to draw their own conclusions how this relates to the giant crown they found last session, aided by their observations that there are no giants here anymore (but they fought skeleton giants), and that there is a spell in the spell list that induces a sadness that is too large for any human heart.

    Addendum: Success is probably limited to rather basic setting ideas. However, as a rule of thumb, most good settings can be reduced to a limited set of basic ideas. (A Fascist space-faring empire in decline, venerating a dead feudal lord, locked in eternal war. Settler-colonists fleeing a necromantic war, hunting for treasures in a cursed forest. Etc). So if nothing else, the distillation process might help reinforce a theme and weed out everything unnecessary, making the lore more engaging even if you decide to go with the lore dump anyway.
              

    Commando 3 Movie Review: It Fails to Pack a Punch Despite Vidyut Jammwal's Slick Action

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    In the cinematic world run by superheroes, it is increasingly difficult for the audience to be impressed by the exploits of regular, on-screen heroes.
              

    D2019R11-58805 -79586 - Ingénieur mécanique - Support en service compresseurs moteurs fortes puissances H/F

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    Filière principale / Métier principal : Recherche, conception et développement/Mécanique
    Type contrat : CDI
    Description du poste :
    Au sein de la division bureau d'études de la Direction Technique, vous rejoignez la Division Support en Service & Réparation qui assure le support technique des moteurs civils et militaires, en étroite relation avec la direction Support Client et les bureaux d'études pièces appartenant à la direction industrielle. Rattaché(e) au chef de l'unité Bureau d'Etudes Compresseurs des Moteurs de Fortes Puissances (GE90, GE90-115B et GP7200), vous assurerez toutes les missions d'études et d'intégration mécanique pour nos moteurs en exploitation. A ce titre, vos principales missions sont les suivantes : • Répondre aux questions techniques et attentes des clients : Réponse aux questions posées par les compagnies aériennes et ateliers de maintenance lorsque celles-ci nécessitent un avis bureau d'étude (rôle de back office vis-à-vis des clients). Définition et validation des critères du manuel de maintenance Validation des réparations des composants • Analyser & suivre le retour d'expérience en service : Capitaliser et analyser l'expérience (exemple : cinétique d'usures) Participer aux analyses causales lors d'événements en service ou constats en ateliers de maintenance lors des inspections des pièces. Définir des améliorations produits (Changement à la définition, extension de durée de vie) • Soutenir les livraisons et la réduction des coûts de production des pièces neuves : Traitement des non conformités sur les pièces neuves impactant l'intégration modulaire. Réalisation de critères permettant de limiter les temps de traitement des non conformités récurrentes Validation des aspects modulaires des changements à la définition nécessaires à l'amélioration de la fabricabilité et à la contrôlabilité des pièces.. Pour assurer ces missions vous devrez : • Piloter et réaliser des études mécaniques (calculs éléments finis, études d'intégration) • Piloter les prestations intellectuelles réalisées en externe (cahier des charges, appels d'offre, suivi …) • Réaliser des synthèses techniques, faire des présentations du travail réalisé et du plan de travail prévu, • Assurer l'interface et les échanges de données avec les acteurs des différents bureaux d'études impliqués • Assurer l'interface avec les clients interne SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES (marque technique, après-vente) • Capitaliser l'expérience et le savoir métier acquis à la suite des problèmes rencontrés en service. Assurer la passerelle technique vers les bureaux d'études conception des moteurs en développement

    De formation supérieure de niveau bac+5, de type ingénieur généraliste avec une dominante en mécanique, vous possédez idéalement une bonne connaissance des turbomachines. La connaissance des solveurs éléments finis Samcef / Abaqus et du pre/post Workbench serait un plus. Votre rigueur, votre autonomie, votre sens du travail en équipe ainsi que votre capacité à synthétiser et à communiquer dans des situations de fonctionnement transverse vous permettront de réussir à ce poste. Ouverture et enthousiasme pour travailler avec de nombreux secteurs extérieurs au service sont nécessaires. Maîtrise de l'anglais nécessaire à l'oral et à l'écrit.
    Ville : MOISSY-CRAMAYEL
    Niveau d'études min. requis : BAC+5
    Langue / Niveau :
    Anglais : Courant

              

    2019-79408 - Architecte IT Infrastructure, spécialité AD / Systemes H/F

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    Filière principale / Métier principal : Performance et support/Systèmes d'informations
    Type contrat : CDI
    Description du poste :
    L'architecte intègre les solutions techniques des catalogues Groupes ou externes dans le cadre des spécificités SEP. Il peut définir des architectures techniques de tout ou partie des infrastructures portant les services applicatifs et utilisateurs du système d'information. Il garantit la cohérence et la pérennité de l'ensemble des moyens informatiques, en exploitant au mieux les possibilités de l'art et les référentiels de l'entreprise. Il participe à la création du catalogue de service IT (offres pré-packagées disposant d'un référentiel de déploiement conforme aux exigences ITS). Il est force de proposition à la organisation de l'equipe d'architecture et aussi a la definition et formalisation des outils, documentation et processus d'architecture

    Doté d'un bon relationnel, rigoureux, vous êtes à l'aise dans un environnement multiculturel et aimez travailler en équipe. Vous êtes motivé par la conception générale et détaillée des solutions techniques, pour contribuer à la gestion de projets, en particulier dans l'informatique, dans un environnement industriel et un contexte technique complexe. La maîtrise de la suite MS Office (Project, PPT et Excel) est un atout pour ce poste.
    Ville : Toulouse
    Niveau d'études min. requis : BAC+5
    Langue / Niveau :
    Anglais : Courant
    Langue / Niveau :
    Français : Courant

              

    Secure your mobile devices this holiday season

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    Secure your mobile devices this holiday season sraikow Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:23
    Secure your mobile devices this holiday season

    The holidays can be stressful, and cybersecurity may not always be top of mind. However, you should be on the watch for cyber threats and vulnerabilities at airports, coffee shops, hotels, shopping malls and other public spots.

    For example, public USB charging stations are a convenient way to charge devices. But think twice before plugging into these stations. There’s a USB charging scam called “juice jacking,” in which hackers use public USB ports to infect smartphones with dangerous malware or steal personal data.

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    Starligue – J9 | La Journée en chiffres #9

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    La très grosse performance du Paris Saint-Germain face à Montpellier et l’exploit de Toulouse à Chambéry ont marqué les esprits lors de cette 9e journée de Lidl Starligue. Dans le même temps, Aix, Nîmes, Nantes et Dunkerque ont fait le travail, tandis que Saint-Raphaël continue sa remontée au classement. Petit retour en chiffres sur cette […]
              

    New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

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    Technicien(ne) minier (Banque de candidature) - ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c. - Fermont, QC

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    Family Service Specialist - #112119-MDDQ01-370600

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    Opening Date: 11/22/2019.

    Closing Date: 12/2/2019 11:59:00 PM

    Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive.

    Salary: Yearly: $35,907.

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    Shift Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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    Employment Term:

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    Agency: SCYF/Family Services /

    Location(s):

    • DSCYF Churchman: (92 Christiana Rd, New Castle, De, 19720)

    Contact Name: DSCYF - Human Resources

    Contact Phone: (302) 633-2553

    Summary: An incumbent in this class functions at the entry level and directly provides, coordinates and monitors the delivery of professional social work services to children, youth and families; or adult special populations and families; to resolve problems involving client abuse, neglect, dependency, antisocial behavior, exploitation and family dysfunction, which may include economically disadvantaged clients.

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    Cambodia: Child Protection Unit creates an online group to combat any form of child sexual exploitation and abuse

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    An Efficient Approach for the Synthesis of Large Sparse Planar Array

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    An innovative noniterative approach based on the matrix enhancement and matrix pencil (MEMP) is proposed for the synthesis of arbitrary sparse planar arrays. In this study, the estimation of array parameters is recast as a 2-D pole extraction problem, and the number of array elements is minimized by the reduced rank processing. Subsequently, the Hankel matrix decomposition algorithm is exploited to accelerate the singular value decomposition (SVD) of the Hankel matrix constructed by the desired pattern samples, which conquers the restriction on the matrix dimension of the sampled Hankel matrix with the increasing of the number of array elements. The MEMP approach is further extended to the synthesis of shaped-beam patterns by using the forward–backward matrix enhancement and matrix pencil method (FBMEMP). A set of representative numerical experiments is provided to validate the effectiveness and advantages of the proposed method.
              

    Performance of Phase Retrieval via Phaselift and Quadratic Inversion in Circular Scanning Case

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    The reconstruction of the field radiated by a source from square amplitude-only data falls into the realm of phase retrieval. In this paper, we tackle the phase retrieval with two different approaches. The first one is based on a convex optimization problem called PhaseLift. The latter exploits the lifting technique to recast phase retrieval as a linear problem with an increased number of unknowns and then, because the linear problem is highly undetermined, it adds further constraints (based on the mathematical properties of the solution) to estimate it. The second approach formulates phase retrieval as a least squares problem and, therefore, it requires to tackle the minimization of a quartic functional which will be carried out by applying a gradient descent method. In the second part of this paper, in order to corroborate the effectiveness of both approaches, we present the numerical results. Afterward, we provide a comparison between the two methods and finally, we emphasize how the ratio between the number of independent data and the number of unknowns impacts on the performance in both approaches.
              

    A Correlation-Aware Sparse Bayesian Perspective for DOA Estimation With Off-Grid Sources

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    A sparse Bayesian perspective for off-grid direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation when the correlation information about the unknown coherent sources is taken into account is formulated in this article. A key contribution is to establish a suitable statistical model which inherently exploits the nature of correlation between the nonzero components of the sparse signal. Such a model guarantees to promote the reconstruction accuracy and robustness. Using our model, we derive the adaptive updating formulas for latent variables via the variational Bayesian inference and the resulting algorithm is fully automated, i.e., no user-intervention is needed. In addition, we introduce a refined 1-D searching procedure which utilizes elucidated properties of the marginal likelihood function to refine the DOA estimates one by one based on the reconstruction result. Our experimental results on synthetic data sets show that, compared with state-of-the-art algorithms, the proposed algorithm yields superior estimation performance at the expense of a higher computational complexity.
              

    Nicholas Howard: Business Development Manager - Research, Innovation & Exploitation

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    Competitive: Nicholas Howard: Nicholas Howard Limited are delighted to be recruiting for a new and exciting role as a Business Development Manager, Research, Innovation & Exploitat Westbury
              

    Terror checks intensify as London attack enters election fray

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    Britain's Boris Johnson said Sunday he had ordered the security services to step up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, prompting accusations that he was exploiting the London Bridge attack for political gain less than two we...
              

    Comment on Lower drug prices needed by dondondon12

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    Vastgoed & Makelaardij

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    BOEKEN OVER VASTGOED EN MAKELAARDIJWil je investeren in vastgoed of als makelaar meer te weten komen over taxeren? Met de interessante en ruime collectie boeken over vastgoed en makelaardij word je op je wenken bediend. Je vindt boeken over beleggen in onroerend goed, evenals een commercieel vastgoed boek over vastgoedexploitatie en vastgoedmanagement. In de categorie vastgoed en makelaardij slaag je ook voor boeken over hypotheken, gebiedsontwikkeling, acquisitie bij real estate en woningaankoop en verkoop.
              

    Anti-Gay Florida Pastor Sexually Assaulted Multiple Aspiring Priests and Young Men in Hotel Rooms Before Forced Resignation

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    Eric Dudley, a married, anti-gay pastor described as “a larger-than-life figure in the Episcopal and Anglican churches for decades” in Florida, sexually abused multiple young men and aspiring priests, “exploiting his reported victims emotionally, financially, spiritually and physically,” according to an independent investigation released by Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), an […]

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    Fame Spreads Fast for Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Singer

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    It is a dangerous time to be a child in Yemen. Besides facing war, hunger and poverty, more than 25 percent of children are not in school. But eight-year-old singer Amr Muqbel, known as "The Water Seller," is different. He attends school in the morning. In the afternoons, he used to sell water to help support his family. Now, he makes extra money singing for weddings, fans and several major Arabic news channels. “I’m proud he has become a singer,” said Ahmed Muqbel, Amr’s 70-year-old father, with tears in his eyes. One of their relatives is a soldier, he added, and Amr used to sing war songs. Now, he sings about love and peace in a country where other children can be forced to join military groups. "Children out of school face increased risks of all forms of exploitation, including being forced to join the fighting, child labor, and early marriage," said Sara Nyanti, UNICEF’s representative in Yemen, in a statement. Teachers in the schools have not been paid in more than two years. As the war continues, danger for children outside of the school system deepens, workers for aid organizations say. Growing fame Amr first became well-known this year when a local hiker recorded him singing to a group of people. The hiker posted the recording on Facebook, where it received 20,000 likes, loves and sad faces. Since then, the boy appears on Arab media regularly. He has appeared on BBC Arabic, Al Jazeera Arabic and RT Arabic. Amr’s family remains poor, however. He, his mother and his four siblings still struggle to survive in a small house. But as Amr gains the attention of music professionals, the family hopes his voice will help lift them further out of poverty. "I didn't even know Amr was singing for the drivers," said Amr’s mother, Muneerah, near her Sanaa home. "He sells water so he can earn money to pay for his private school fees. I used to reprimand Amr for singing while he did his homework.” Sobhi Mohammed is a renowned Syrian Kurdish music writer from Lebanon. He has expressed interest in mentoring Amr, inviting him through an online video to visit Lebanon. Mohammed has mentored other young people with musical skills, like Nomer El Beik and Amir Amuri from Syria. “I was like Amr while still a little boy,” Mohammed said in an online report. “I promised myself that I would assist every talented child who had no one.” Amr has not gone to Lebanon because of passport delays and competing ideas about his future. His father wants to go to Lebanon so Amr can try to get into the professional music business. His mother wants Amr to continue to be mentored locally, so he can sing more often at weddings to increase the family’s income. “I believe Amr will become a star," added Mohammed. "He has the voice and charisma." Yemenis hesitancy Publicly, Amr has accepted Mohammed’s invitation in an online video. Some of his local fans do not want him to leave. "His songs come out from his heart," said Mohammed al-Adaimi, a 23-year-old who listens to Amr’s songs on YouTube. "He should stay and sing for us and we will support him." Like other fans, al-Adaimi is concerned Amr’s musical style might change if he trains in Lebanon. He might learn a more common Lebanese style of Arab music. Other local people said they are proud that a young Yemeni is getting international attention. “He is a talented boy,” said Mabrouk al-Baqash, who has been listening to Amr sing for eight months.  “It’s fine to travel to Lebanon.” I’m Caty Weaver.   Naseh Shaker and Gabrielle Resnick wrote this report for VOA News. Caty Weaver adapted it for Learning English. Mario Ritter, Jr. was the editor. ____________________________________________________________ Words in This Story   exploitation - n. the act of to use (someone or something) in a way that helps you unfairly​ hiker - n. someone who walks a long distance especially for pleasure and/or exercise reprimand - v. to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone who has done something wrong, disobeyed an order, etc.)​ mentor - v. to teach or give advice or guidance to (someone, such as a less experienced person or a child) : to act as a mentor for (someone)​ talented - adj. having a special ability to do something well : having talent​ charisma - n. a special charm or appeal that causes people to feel attracted and excited by someone (such as a politician)​ style - n. a particular way in which something is done, created, or performed​   We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments section, and visit our Facebook page.
              

    PURE TRAX - 23/11/2019

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    Samedi 23/11/19 : 20H : Henri PFR. 21H : Alex Germys. 22H : The Magician : ¿Magic Tape n°94¿. 23H : FlashForward : Yuksek (FR) (avant sa venue avec Breakbot (FR) a la FlashForward samedi prochain le 30 au Rockerill) + Concours ! 00H : R.A.F + Guest : El'Les 01H : Fuse : Amare (Pt 2). Retrouvez tous les mixes à volonté sur dans l'onglet replay et sur Auvio 20/21H : Henri PFR. Addal & Henri PFR We Are The Young Henri PFR Going On (Janee remix) Broken Back & Henri PFR Wake Up (Extended Mix) Why Don't We & Macklemore I Don't Belong In This Club (MOTi Remix) Sound Of Legend Tell Me Why (Extended Mix) Valiant Go All Night (extended Edit) Trobi We Can Change Oliver Heldens & Moguai Cucumba David Guetta Feat. Raye Stay (Dont Go Away) (Extended Mix) Chocolate Puma The Same Way (Extended Mix) FUBU Feat. Cammie Robinson Damaged (Extended) Fedde Le Grand All Over The World (Extended Mix) Anton Powers & Redondo Make Your Move (Extended Mix) Calvin Harris Feat. Rag'n'Bone Man Giant (MBP x Leon Brooks Edit) Zara Larsson Ruin My Life (Futose Remix)(Explicit) Dua Lipa Vs. Major Lazer Vs. Quintino New Rules Light it Up (Henry Fong Edit) Laidback Luke x Jewelz & Sparks Feat. Pearl Anderson We Are One (Original Mix) Marshmello Feat. Bastille Happier (Kahikko Remix) 21/22H : Alex Germys. Playlist non-communiquée. 22/23H : The Magician : ¿Magic Tape n°94¿. Mild Minds - Movements Braille - Needs [HOTFLUSH] Nine Lives - The Panacea [NURVOUS] Tensnake ft. Chenai - Rules [ARMADA ELECTRONIC ELEMENTS] Mingo - Sunscreen [EXPLOITED] The Gallery & Jessy Lanza - Stop & Go (Drums) Van She Tech - Starchild [MUSIC TO DANCE TO] Extra Credit - Emotional Make up [WARM] Kiiara - Open My Mouth (Roisto Disco Dub) [BIG BEAT (ATLANTIC)] Oliver Dollar & Brillstein - Cheeky Switch'd [ROBSOUL] Dirty Channels - Catch Me [CLASSIC MUSIC] Karen Harding & Wh0 - I Don't Need Love [ULTRA] Barney Lister - Matchu [DIFFERENT (PIAS)] Overmono - Le Tigre [POLY KICKS] 23/00H : FlashForward : Yuksek (FR). Playlist non-communiquée.
              

    Old Paul Gauguin: artistic champion of Tahitian sexuality vs. puritanical Euro-Christian colonizers. New Paul Gauguin: “privileged Westerner” who sexually exploited Tahitian girls

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    Image: Art Institute of Chicago Here’s how art poobahs back in 2002 used to write about then-45-year-old Paul Gauguin’s 1893 painting, “Tehamana Has Many Parents,” made while the Parisian-born artist was pursuing la vie exotique in Tahiti: Gauguin, whose wife Mette-Sophie Gad and their five children were back in Europe, followed in the well-worn footsteps […]
              

    Kenya: Eliud Kipchoge Feted By Isuzu

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    [Nation] Isuzu East Africa lived up to it promise to present Olympic Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge with an Isuzu Single Cabin worth Sh4.1 million on Saturday following his exploits at the "Ineos 159 Challenge last month.
              

    Directeur des ventes - Staples Canada - Whitehorse, YT

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    Gérer les coûts et respecter tous les paramètres financiers et d’exploitation. Le titulaire doit suivre un horaire changeant pour répondre aux besoins…
    From Staples - Tue, 29 Oct 2019 23:38:55 GMT - View all Whitehorse, YT jobs
              

    Commentaires sur Haut-Uélé: Que se cache-t-il derrière le conflit récurrent entre le Parc National de la Garamba et les Communautés riveraines? par kolomabele

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    On refuse aux populations riveraines du PNG et l'emploi et la vente de leurs produits . La main d'oeuvre et les produits vivriers doivent être importés. Vraiment!! Dans un pays normal, les bénéficiaires naturels des emplois générés par PNG sont les fils et les filles du cru. On peut embaucher quelqu'un d'autre sauf si on trouve pas sur place une compétence dans un domaine précis. Le Parc devait être un débouché pour les produits vivriers locaux. Ces populations sont très loin des grandes agglomérations. C'est la meilleure manière de faire profiter nos populations de cette richesse éternelle qu'est le PNG. L'or et le diamant sont éternels. Mais une mine d'or et de diamant ne le sont pas.Un puits de pétrole finit par s'épuiser. Décidément, les dirigeants congolais ont, à tous les niveaux, une haine intime de leur propre peuple. Comment peut-on expliquer cela? Un jeune couple français s'est installé à Wellington(Nouvelle-Zélande). Il y a ouvert un restaurant. La gastronomie française étant très réputée, l'affaire du jeune couple français commençait à se développer. Mais les autorités néo-zélandaises ont fait savoir aux Français que, en cas d'embauche, priorité aux ressortissants du pays des Maoris. Le monde entier a suivi la xénophobie dont été victimes les autres Africains en Afrique du Sud, avec comme conséquences mort d'homme. Les Noirs sud-africains considèrent les immigrés africains comme usurpateurs de leurs emplois et leurs pains. Au Congo du Raïs Shina Rambo et FATSHI- Beton , c'est le contraire. Quand des investisseurs asiatiques(chinois, indiens) et sud-africains s'installent au Congo pour exploiter les minerais, ils amènent tout de leurs pays d'origine: les capitaux, les machines, le personnel (cadres, techniciens, ouvriers ou même la sentinelle). Les populations riveraines des mines se contentent des CDD précaires avec des salaires de misères. Les pouvoirs publics au niveau local et national trouvent cette situation normale. Ils ne sont nullement gênés. Cela se comprend, le travail n'a jamais été une préoccupation pour l'homme congolais au même titre que la prière, la bière et la musique. Vous avez dit: le peuple d'abord?
              

    Get Upto 40% Off on Bedroom Furniture 4 Four Door Wardrobes Prime Engineered Wood in Wenge Colour by HomeTown

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    Our range of hinged door wardrobes' designs give you the versatility to exploit their full depth, offering greater storage capacity and making the job of tidying the wardrobes' contents a breeze. ...
              

    Terror checks intensify as London attack enters election fray

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    Britain's Boris Johnson said Sunday he had ordered the security services to step up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, prompting accusations that he was exploiting the London Bridge attack for political gain less than two weeks before elections. The prime minister revealed officials were scrutinising around 74 people with terrorist convictions who had been released early from prison like Usman Khan, who left jail last December and went on to stab two people to de
              

    La Baie d'Hudson Directeur de la Commercialisation en magasin - Hudson's Bay - Laval, QC

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    HBC est un d�taillant mondial � exploitation diversifi�e dont la strat�gie vise principalement � rehausser le rendement de ses magasins de premier plan et de…
    From Hudson's Bay - Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:00:30 GMT - View all Laval, QC jobs
              

    Gloria Mundi - Robert Guediguian

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    Quand j'ai vu l'affiche de Gloria Mundi de Robert Guediguian, je ne m'attendais pas à un film si noir. L'histoire se passe de nos jours à Marseille de nos jours (une ville que je ne connais pas du tout). Mathilda (Anaïs Desmoutier) accouche d'une petite Gloria. Son mari Nicolas (Robinson Stevenin), son beau-père Richard (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) et sa mère Sylvie (Ariane Ascaride) sont heureux pour elle. Gloria est pratiquement le seul rayon de soleil du film avec Daniel Ortega, le père biologique de Mathilda. Il sort tout juste de prison après avoir purgé une lourde peine. Il avait tué des gens pour se défendre comme le déclare Sylvie. C'est elle qui lui annonce qu'il est grand-père après de longues années de silence. Et puis il y a Bruno (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet), le compagnon d'Aurore (Lola Naymark) qui est la demi-soeur de Mathilda et la fille de Richard et Sylvie. Ce jeune couple est cynique, jouisseur, déplaisant à tout point de vue. Dans un quartier pauvre de Marseille, ils ont ouvert une boutique qui rachète et revend des produits à bas prix. Ils exploitent des sans-papiers en les faisant travailler "au noir": ils sont tenus de réparer le matériel racheté quand c'est nécessaire. Aurore est jalouse de sa soeur qui était la préférée de la famille et pourtant... Mathilda est vendeuse dans un magasin de vêtements. Elle ne reste jamais longtemps dans un poste. Nicolas essaye de devenir un chauffeur "Uber". Quant à Sylvie, elle fait des ménages de nuit, là où on lui dit d'aller, et Richard est conducteur de bus. Daniel est très content de connaître Gloria dont il commence à s'occuper et il écrit des haïkus. J'en ai déjà écrit beaucoup sur ce film qui ne m'a pas totalement convaincue. Les comédiens sont bien. Ariane Ascaride a été récompensée du prix d'interprétation féminine au dernier festival du cinéma de Venise. Guediguian a une vision très pessimiste sur notre monde d'aujourd'hui. La fin m'a paru logique, mais tout reste en suspens. Un film un peu déprimant au final, ai-je trouvé.


              

    Talking Vision Episode 503 25th November 2019

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    Blind Citizens Australia has secured two-year funding to support people who wish to make a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities. We speak to BCA’s National Advocacy Projects Officer,  Rikki Chaplin on this most important work.

     

    Also on the program, we chat with blind singer and pianist Paul Kapeleris whose success on Australia’s Got Talent has lead him to performing at this year’s Carols by Candlelight.


              

    Graphic, Samsung deepen business collaborations

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    Samsung Ghana Limited and the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) have expressed the commitment to deepen their business relationship for their mutual benefit.

    This is because both organisations are of the conviction that opportunities exist to grow their businesses if they undertake more collaboration.

    The decision was reached when the Head of Marketing at Sumsung, Ms Tracy Kyei, paid a courtesy call on the Managing Director of the GCGL, Mr Ato Afful, in his office in Accra last Friday.

    The visit was to enable Samsung to discuss ways to collaborate with the GCGL and also commend the group for being a true partner in Samsung’s progress.

    Significance

    “We are here to meet with you as we begin the preparation of our budget for 2020 and to thank you for supporting us. We are also here to see what we can do together, going forward,” Ms Kyei said.

    She said the meeting was also meant to discuss developments in the media industry and find out how best the two organisations could come together to exploit opportunities in the sector for their mutual benefit.

    “We want to plan for the year and see how we can use all the channels of the GCGL. We have been using only your print and we want to use all your channels now,” she added.

    Opportunities

    Mr Afful said the GCGL valued the partnership it had with Samsung and that it was “ready to explore opportunities to present smart solutions to smart people”.

    He said the GCGL had, over the years, enjoyed a good relationship with Samsung and “we want to support companies like yours to build your brands”.

    Mr Afful said the digital platform of the company included the Graphic NewsPlus and other products which were all available to support clients such as Samsung to reach out to a wider audience.

    The Director Marketing of the GCGL, Mr Franklin Sowa, said the GCGL would continue to support Samsung to drive technology in the country and, therefore, urged the latter to take the opportunities the GCGL presented in its digital space.

    “We have opportunities around our space and we can do more together to give additional value and by creating more excitement around the Samsung brand,” he added.

    The Editor of the Daily Graphic, Mr Kobby Asmah, described the partnership as refreshing and said it would create a platform to discuss the way forward for the two companies.

    “Let us continue to have more of such engagements to allow us to establish stronger links and also deepen our collaborations,” he said.

    Present at the meeting were the Assistant Editor of the Graphic Business, Mr Charles Okine, and a Marketing Executive of the GCGL, Ms Mercy Annan.


              

    Create more demand for local gas — ENI Ghana MD

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    The Managing Director of ENI Ghana, Mr Roberto Daniele, has said the country needs to cut its importation of gas from external sources and make use of what is produced domestically.

    He said gas produced collectively from the Jubilee, Tweneboa Nnyera and Ntomme (TEN) and the Sankofa Gye Nyame (SGN) fields was enough to meet local demand, adding that as the situation stood now, excess gas was still being re-injected into the fields because of processing capacity constraint.

    ENI Ghana is the operator of the SGN fields which has the capacity to produce about a 180 million standard cubic feet of gas (mscf) per day, while combined gas production from the Jubilee and TEN fields is estimated at 300mscf per day.

    Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic at the 2019 Ghana Gas Forum in Accra last Wednesday, Mr Daniele reiterated that the country had no reason to import gas because domestic gas sources were enough if fully optimised.

    “There is no need to import additional gas. We have extra gas available today so there is no need for importation.

    “We need to create the demand for the available gas. We need to optimise our resources and not bring in resources from outside,” he said after addressing a session at the forum.

    Mr Daniele explained that it was time to make use of the domestic gas resources by creating enough demand for it to remain attractive in the industry, as well as continued investments in the upstream industry which would influence prices, bring more stability and competition.

    Prospects

    He explained that there was more potential to increase gas production in Ghana because operators continued to identify new opportunities for exploration.

    ENI, he said, recently acquired a new block and gave an indication that exploration activity on it would be intensive from next year.

    “We have done a discovery in block four this year, so we will have an appraisal well coming next year for us to complete the exploration activity,” he said.

    He explained that more operators coming into the oil and gas sector in Ghana was not a competition, instead it afforded a collective opportunity to exploit the resources for the benefit of all players.

    “We are not competing. In fact, we are very happy if other partners will come into the country. It is positive for the country and it will create the right volume for the country to be competitive and everyone will benefit,” he said.

    He noted that although the prospects were huge, it would be too speculative to tell how much the new field would add on to ENI’s production figures in Ghana, explaining that more appraisal wells would be drilled to ascertain the levels before coming out with figures.

    “For the existing wells, we can already produce more than we are doing.

    We can produce at least 40 per cent more than what we are doing now.

    This means there is no need to import gas,” he said.

    CEO Interactive Session

    As part of the two-day 2019 Ghana Gas Forum, there was a CEOs interactive session that brought together players to share perspectives on the specific challenges that various companies along the gas-to-power value chain faced, and the level of confidence that surrounded government interventions aimed at resolving weaknesses in the value chain.

    The two-day conference, which was organised by The Gas Consortium (TGC), was on the theme, “Promoting dynamic policymaking towards the optimisation of regional gas resources”

    The General Manager, Commercial Operations at the Ghana National Gas Company, Mr Francis Boateng, who was also part of the session, explained that there were a lot of demand opportunities for gas usage in the country, especially for industries.

    He said a second gas processing plant with a proposed capacity of 150mscf per day was also in the offing to enable the country to process more of its gas.


              

    Bethany R. Lindell’s Newly Released “The Hybridian Way” Is an...

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    “The Hybridian Way” from Christian Faith Publishing author Bethany R. Lindell is a fast-paced chase down futuristic space lanes as one man tries to keep his revolutionary research from being exploited...

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    Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/bethany_r_lindells_newly_released_the_hybridian_way_is_an_electrifying_novel_of_pursuit_across_the_vastness_of_the_explored_universe/prweb16750703.htm


              

    Thousands of girl gang members are trapped in a cycle of violence and abuse

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    Figures suggest that up to 34% of children involved in gangs are girls. Services are failing them, says the children’s commissioner

    Kim was 13 years old when she started selling guns for a teenage boy she met at a party. “Being female, it’s a lot easier for me to sell the guns,” she says. “Because I was very young, I was the one that would do the drop-offs. It was quite fun at the time. I felt a bit invincible.”

    There’s very little official data on gang-associated women and girls, but figures analysed by the children’s commissioner’s office suggest that girls account for as many as 34% of the 6,830 children aged under 17 in England assessed by councils as being involved in gangs. Yet Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, says girls involved in gangs are being failed.

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    Guardian Public Service Awards: care winner

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    At-risk teenagers are being helped with a pioneering new approach to care that’s turning young lives around

    Hillingdon council: Hillingdon adolescents team

    Nicolas was just 15 when he became caught in a downward spiral that started with smoking cannabis and school exclusions and ended with him being recruited into a county lines gang – the criminal networks exploiting teenagers to funnel drugs from towns and cities.

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    Le marketplace Magento d’Adobe victime d’une intrusion

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    Un hacker est parvenu à exploiter une faille de sécurité dans la place de marché qui permet d'acheter, de vendre et de télécharger de thèmes et des plugins pour les boutiques en ligne Magento.
              

    Professions: 12Y Geospatial Engineer - Scranton, Pennsylvania

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    AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 You can play an important part in disaster relief missions as a Geospatial Engineer for the Army National Guard. In this role, you will extract and supply geographic data that supports military operations of all kinds and help commanders visualize the battlefield during combat. As a Geospatial Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to collect and process military geographic information from decentralized sources (remote sensed imagery, digital data, intelligence data, existing topographic products, and other collateral data sources), present this information to leaders, and return decisions to the field. You may also: • Supervise topographic surveying, cartography, and photolithography activities • Assist in topographic planning and control activities • Assist in determining requirements and providing technical supervision of geographic intelligence programs Job Duties • Create geographic data and compile them into maps • Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases • Prepare military-style briefs covering all aspects of the terrain Some of the Skills You'll Learn • Basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems • Imagery interpretation and exploitation Helpful Skills • Interest in geography, maps, and charts • Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills and work with drafting equipment • Conceptualize ideas into computer-generated 2-D/3-D geospatial products • Preference for a technical career field Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with construction, engineering, and architectural firms, as well as with government agencies as a surveyor, mapmaker, cartographer, cartographic technician, or photogrammetrist. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for a Geospatial Engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and on-the-job instruction, including practical application of geographic information systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Benefits/Requirements Benefits Paid training A monthly paycheck Montgomery GI Bill Federal and State tuition assistance Retirement benefits for part-time service Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) 401(k)-type savings plan Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) Health care benefits available VA home loans Bonuses, if applicable Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements Military enlistment in the Army National Guard Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. ()
              

    Patch Tuesday, November 2019 Edition

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    Microsoft today released updates to plug security holes in its software, including patches to fix at least 74 weaknesses in various flavors of Windows and in software that runs on top of it. The November updates include patches for a zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer that is currently being exploited in the wild, as well as a sneaky bug in certain versions of Office for Mac that bypasses security protections and was detailed publicly prior to today's patches.
              

    566744-2019: Royaume-Uni-Cardiff: Services d'exploitation forestière

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    Date de publication: 29/11/2019 | Date limite: 06-01-2020 | Document: Système d’acquisition dynamique
              

    566535-2019: Royaume-Uni-Birmingham: Services d'exploitation de la loterie

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    Date de publication: 29/11/2019 | Date limite: | Document: Avis de préinformation sans mise en concurrence
              

    Welcome! The dangers of Android phones to various scams involving hiring and Black Friday and some tips on staying safe and more on Tech Talk With Craig Peterson today on WGAN

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    Welcome!  

    Today there is a ton of stuff going on in the world of Technology and we are going to hit a number of topics from the dangers of Android phones to various scams involving hiring and Black Friday and some tips on staying safe -- so stay tuned.

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    Hey, hello, everybody. Craig Peterson here on the air at WGAN and all over the world on podcasts. You can listen to me by just going to Craig peterson.com slash iTunes that'll bring up the 800-pound gorilla podcast site.

    You can also go to Craig Peterson dot com slash iTunes in and listen to my podcasts there, of course, and you can listen on right here to this station also on tune in radio. Additionally, listen to me when I'm on the air, three mornings a week now different stations different coverage. All of those end up on my podcast feed. I appreciate everybody who is going there and giving me a five-star rating. I know there are also a lot of people that are tuning in for the first time. Welcome. Welcome to all of you guys and gals. It is a wonderful, wonderful experience for me because we get new people, and I get to help teach you guys, help you to be able to understand the latest in technology. That's what I talk about every week. I have been in the technology business for many, many decades now. And I am still enjoying it. But you know, it's time for me to start giving back and start trying to help everybody understand what's going on. We spend a lot of time discussing security, what you should do for your home, what you should be doing for your Small Office/Home Office. Many of us, like me, work out of their houses now. That means you have different problems. When we catch China, Russia, and North Korea and then all of the criminal organizations all over the world. We've got all of those people trying to attack us. It gets very, very difficult to keep our data set. safe. And of course also, with all of the new technology, how do you use it? How do you make it work? Just this morning, we were on with a client, and they were meeting this is common, okay. But they were misusing the system that they have in place. They have a system that's in place to allow them to do diagrams, engineering diagrams. And unfortunately, the people they trusted to put it together to configure it, they did not do it anywhere near properly, nothing is SPECT, right, etc. And I know you'd think an engineering firm would understand that the specifications are there for a reason. They're there to be followed, right. And so the system has just been kind of, you know, hack together trying to make this thing work. And there ended up being an air coming up on their screen, and then the Good news, I guess for them is they had us be able to help them because I don't think there's anybody else out there. That is, you know, easy enough to find someone that could help them with this problem because the air looked like it was a licensing problem. The problem was that the database that they were using had lock records on it. Here's how they were using it. They have a database and applications that are running on this underpowered server. They were being accessed remotely by someone using a VPN on a laptop. And you know it all sounds pretty reasonable. The way they were doing it was running the application over on the laptop instead of on the server. So what they should have been doing is using either a virtual machine that that person could Connect remotely or use a terminal server that Microsoft provides. What happens is now he's running the app, the app is accessing the database via the VPN. So far, so good, right? Make sense? This virtual private network is letting his laptop think it's on the corporate network. This company has dozen-plus employees and a server with a database on it. The database is handling all the queries it's going through. Now, when you're talking about databases, I'm trying not to get too technical here, everybody. When you're talking about a database for a program, the database, hopefully, has what is called business rules in it. For instance, if you add a customer, you're not just putting one record in the database, you have a record that gives the basic information about the customer. It includes the name, maybe the address, and then you've got another record that's got the customer contact, who it is. Then there are also records about what they would buy for from us with totals, encounters, and things. It's called D normalizing a database. So all of these different records are created in different tables, maybe even different databases, but it's almost always one database. And so in order to keep all this information properly synchronized, because you don't want to have a record for the company, a business a client, and then have the, the your programs trying to access now how do I get ahold of this client and so it tries to go to the phone number database, so I'm just oversimplifying this slightly. Still, there's no record for the phone number database, you don't want that to happen. So what you do is you use a lock, and the lock helped to enforce these business rules to make sure Hey if I'm creating a new customer, I want to make sure I have their name, their address, the contact that we have. And so a contact record, and the type of company, maybe an inventory item, just in time stuff, whatever it might be, all of that needs to be there in the database. What happens is, there's what's called an atomic transaction. The database program, the software that you're running, identifies the customer contact and his records and returns the records for the company itself, the records for the inventory, and the shipping information records. And then it says, commit this all to the database. At that point, the database already has all of these records and reports it is ready to commit. Everything is there. What was happening with this client is they were on a VPN. And they were running the software over on the laptop. The software on the laptop was saying, Okay, so here's, here's the client we're dealing with, and we've got some new information for them. So let's insert this new information in the database. And so the database does a lock to hold. So we can get a customer number to generate all of this stuff in case somebody else is trying to do it. And then, the VPN connection goes away, or the laptop crashes. Something happens, right? Now, the application could crash crash, and if its on the server, the database could crash on the server, all of that stuff could happen. So when you get right down into it, there are tools to try and recover. But in this case, records were locked. They weren't lost. They were locked. So now when they went back in they were getting in an error message, they really couldn't understand what's going on here. Why? Why am I getting this error? We had to delve into it and contact the app developers and look at the databases, and then we had to remove the locks manually. Now, that's just great. We remove the locks. What that probably means they have a corrupted database, one that was corrupted silently, in a way that no one understands. And in some cases, if it's a real expensive application, it probably has stuff that does continuity checks and makes sure there's congruence between all the records. But that's not the case here. You know what it reminds me I saw the same thing at a doctor's office. They've been using the same software for many, many years. And the software uses a very, very basic database and This database, and I don't even know if I would call it a database, right? But I think of the old retrieve stuff if you're an old-timer like me, and what we used to do with those and which is great because it the beat trivalent, you put data out into files and then allows you to access it very, very quickly. But by today's standards, you would not consider that a database. So over the years, when they had a problem, they would just shut off the computer and then turn it back on, reboot, right. So now we're helping them win factory finish migration of all of their data from this very old it using 30-year-old technology, this ancient system for the doctors practice to a very modern one on Max, and it's cool the stuff they can do. You know, they can immediately while you're sitting there with the doctor, the doctor can check right away, what drugs you're on from other providers because the pharmacy that you use keeps all that information, it's all tied right in real-time. And the doctor can check for possible conflicts of some of these medications and immediately issue the prescription. So it's before you leave your consultation with the doctor. It's all done. It's just amazing for them, and they're having a hard time with some of these concepts. And I get that right. If you're using 30 old 30-year-old design software, which so many people are you know, some of these companies like Kronos, they have some new stuff, but they're selling some stuff that's just decades old. It's just been, you know, modified, modified. And so the basic concepts behind the software aren't there. So they had been turning off their computers. Off and on resetting control, alt, delete, right, all of those things that we've all done before. And their database was as corrupt as can be. And manual processes instead of automated processes to try and get their database up to snuff. So anyways, an engineering firm, we got it taken care of for them. Still, their databases almost certainly got corruptions in it, because they're not doing it as backed by the manufacturer. Right. And you'd think as I said, they know better. And we've got the doctor's office all up and running too. So that's good. So anyway, if you ever want to know a little bit about databases, you just learned it. When we come back. Hey, we're going to be talking about shopping Black Friday, Cyber Monday privacy. That's coming up today, and we're going to talk about Android again, and a whole lot more. Of course, you're listening to Craig Peterson online, Craig Peterson, calm and I'm WGAN

    Hello, everybody, Craig heater song here hopefully you're enjoying today's show so far. Let's give a little bit of a rundown of what's coming up. We've got our Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping information coming right up here shopping and privacy on today's show the number of imposture retailers. It is crucial, and I'm going to help you understand these sites because they are the imposter websites is outnumbering the legitimate websites for retailers and we're getting caught all of the time. We're going to talk a little bit about the IM and MSP shingle to your business security. I saw this again, and some of these ms peas MSS peas are they break from shops is what we call them. In other words, you call them when you have a problem. They're not proactive. But it turns out now not only they're not good at security, but they are a massive target for hackers. We'll talk about how that's a problem for your business and some things you can do about that. Hiring issues. Right now. If you're looking for a job that some of this scam online application stuff with this going on will tell you more targeting and tackling here some ransomware on Windows, which is way way up. Big Data brokers and your information. We talked a little bit last week about what Google's doing with Project Nightingale, which is scary enough, but we're going to get into that.

    Facebook is introducing a new payment system. You might remember they were trying to launch this whole cryptocurrency, and it fell flat. Well, we'll talk a little bit about this Calibre wallet that's coming to our way, and cellular throttling and why it cost AT&T a chunk of change. If you use AT&T, you may be getting a check. You will have to fill out some forms. Then I discuss how you can reduce vulnerabilities by ditching Android. It is amazing. There's a study that just came out. And this is an article from Wired magazine that I have up on my website at Craig peterson.com.

    Android is not Android is not Android. Every manufacturer has a different version of Android. Now, some of the core modules are the same, but they have to add their device drivers. They typically add bloatware is what we call it to the phones, and of course bloatware, you also see in Windows computers a lot. And those are those ads that come up that lets you get all of these premium features. All you have to do is pay us extra. They're out there doing all of this. And so my warning has always been, if you are considering buying an Android phone, remember that it might only be good for six months. I'm not talking about the hardware; some of the equipment is great. When I say some of the phones only be suitable for six months. It's because the security patches that are going to be needed for your phone will no longer be available. And my accountant came by last week and he just bought a new Android phone I told him don't buy another Android get an apple get an iPhone. If you can't afford a new iPhone by you don't even have to buy us To buy a model or two older iPhone, you will be much much happier and you will be much, much safer. But he got another Android phone. Why did he ask me about or why did he bring up because he knows I'm not an Android fan, right? So. So when we're sitting down, he's, he's not going to be sitting there pulling his phone today, Greg, that's great. No android phone I have because he knows I'm going to be all right. And in this case, it was I bought this phone now a couple of months ago, and I can't get updates for it anymore. Two months, two months, he had that phone, and he couldn't get updates for his Android phone. So it's not even six months in some cases is a lot less than other cases it's longer. If you're going to make the mistake of buying an Android phone, make sure it is the number one model in volume in sales. That manufacturer right now is Samsung. And the goal with that, but here's this story. And I've got some stuff I wrote up about it.

    Every android phone is unique. Because the manufacturers can freely create applications, they've got to make changes to the device drivers, the interfaces, the carriers, which then upload their information into the cellular tables that are in it. They might have a different transmitter than was planned for they go for the cheapest, cheapest. And so they've got to rewrite that low part of the operating system completely. You're getting that right now. Well, here's what we have just found. Every Android has pre-installed as of today. Now, remember, I'm saying that some of these phones you can't get security updates after six months and only two months in some cases. Maybe it's a year. But there's a study out right now, that is saying that on average when you buy an Android phone, there are 146 vulnerabilities pre-installed on your phone. So these are bugs in the software that Google has already fixed.
    Some of these were zero-day attacks. Many of them weren't. But on average, your new Android phone, according to this study, already has 146 security vulnerabilities before you even open the box. Right. Now, does that make sense to you? Now, if you buy an iPhone, you're going to find that the first thing that you're gonna want to do is you set it up, you put in, your Apple account or you create one they're absolutely free. Apple does not harass you about any of this stuff. They give you iCloud backup automatically. But you're going to set up your iPhone. One of the very first things that it does is it updates itself.


    Apple, just with the most recent release of its operating system going to look this up right now. Age of an iPhone six, they just recently stopped supporting their newest operating system that doesn't mean patches for security problems. But their newest operating system does not support the straight-six. It supports the six s but not the straight-six. So I'm looking right now in Wikipedia, and it was released there we go in on 24 14. So right now, while we're talking, it is more than five years old. It's been over five years since it was released. So Apple provided full support soup to nuts support for the software on iPhone sixes for more than five years. And that's very typical for Apple and the iPhones. So if you buy, you can still purchase the six ass I would not personally because it's not going to be fully supported. The next time we come up with another phone, so you know next year or maybe early in 2020. If you are considering buying an iPhone and you want to save some money, you can still buy a seven, or you can always buy an iPhone eight. You can even buy the 10. My mom, who is well into her 80s now, wanted to replace her phone. I think she had an iPhone four and she just last week returned it. I said they go out and buy because she was confused. I said, go out and buy the iPhone XR. That iPhone 10 XR, which she did. It is a great deal. It is a fantastic phone. And it's going to last year another five years with full software support from Apple. So keep that in mind. You can open that brand new box with your Android phone with 146 security bugs in it before you even open it up, and it's not going to update itself to the latest patches. None of that's going to happen. Depending on the phone in the manufacturer. But get an iPhone right forget all of this stuff about Android. I do not sell iPhones I to make money off of iPhones. I do not work for Apple. Okay. My company, however, is a certified Apple authorized Support Center

    Hello, everybody, Craig Peterson, here on WGAN live online, you can find me at Craig peterson.com. I often have some of these free pop up pieces of training and I've been doing Facebook Lives lately and just trying to get the word out, helping people understand what is happening in technology today. And we're on show number 1037. Now, the way I number shows is that's actually week number 1037. We should have done some big deal when we hit show 1000 but I, I didn't I probably should have But anyhow, so that's 1037 weeks of being on the air every week, which is pretty amazing when you get down to it and it's thanks for You guys, I so appreciate what you guys do by listening and supporting the stations I'm on and of course listening to the podcast and and the easiest way, by the way if you are an avid listener, if you will, is to go to Craig Peterson comm slash iTunes. And if you wouldn't mind, give me a five-star review and, and let me know what you think of the show right there. And I do read those and a quick shout out to people on the air frequently. I do.

    Now, you know, I mentioned a little bit earlier than I do a lot of computer security. And it's a huge deal, and it's very, very difficult. I also mentioned these break-fix shops. Those are businesses that do computer support, but basically, you call them when there's a problem as opposed to them being proactive and taking care of issues for you. Which is what my company and I do alright, so there you go. That's what I do. Well, let's get into this whole MSP thing. I am an MSP RIR, and MSP managed security services provider. And I want to roll the clock back because I have something here that I remember pretty well. And then I want to talk about it because I have a cup of coffee in front of me. And it's sitting on a napkin. And so I want to tell you a little bit of background. And this has to do with experience, really, and knowledge if you're old enough to remember the whole y2k thing. And the biggest problem with y2k was, hey, and we've been writing software for years that rely on next year, being One year more than this year. Back then, we had to be very careful with all of our data and how much storage we were using. Instead of storing the year as we do now as 1975, we would save the year as just 75. Hey, it's not going to matter for another, what, 35 years. Y2k is going to cause the world to come to an end because nothing's going to work. That is, it had only been 50 years that this code. And we all know that there was a whole industry that developed to help companies make sure they are y2k compliant. Some people wrote software that reviewed other software to make sure that these mistakes weren't in it. And then y2k came and went with very, very few incidents.


    Now, the reason people were worried about was legitimate. If you had an older GPS this year, say one that was more than five years old, maybe ten years old, you might have noticed that it stopped working? Did you see that? And the reason these things stopped working was the same problem everybody was worried about and y2k while almost the same problem. And that is counters rolled over from the GPS satellites. If you didn't have a big enough counter on your GPS receiver, you were in big trouble. The satellites themselves were fine. It was your little GPS receiver that's built into your navigation system, right.


    Huge deal. You had to buy a new one. Well, it's a much bigger deal for the bank, but thinking what else was happening around the year 2000. I started building commercial internet properties as soon as it became legal because I'd been on the internet since the early 1980s. I've been designing and helping to design and implement internet solutions since the early 1980s. And I've been doing network work, and computer network works professionally since 1975. I've been doing security work, managed security for my clients since the early 1990s. There was a lot of work done out there. I go back now and think about the late 1990s. My coffee mug is sitting here on a napkin. And you know, you go to a coffee shop, the napkins are three by three inches square, give or take. And if you are getting a muffin, you might get a napkin that you could unroll, and that's maybe what eight and a half by 11. Give or take, right? It's pretty big. Well, in the mid to late '90s, people were going to specific coffee shops. I remember this so well out in Silicon Valley in California. They went to these p coffee shops because it was where angels hung out. Angels are people who if you don't know, invest money in early-stage startups, in other words, when a company is first going, and so if I were today to talk to an angel and say, Hey, I need some money, the angel would say, Okay, well, let's look at the business plan. We go through all the financials, I better have some customers already some sort of a proof of concept, minimum viable product that I can show them and say, yeah, look at this is looking really good. So I need 1,000,005 million to take this to the next level. Well, back then, in the late 90s. They would sit and have coffee with one of these angel investors. And they'd say, hey, I've got an idea for a business and they pull out a napkin. And they take a, pencil and they would sketch on the back of that napkin. What their idea why it's because it's going to be great. And the investors just based on that napkin, no product, no team, nothing but an idea. Based on that napkin, the investors were giving out five and $10 million checks to these people who, in my mind, were, were, fraudsters. You know, they convince themselves that they had the best idea in the world, and they were going to become the next billionaire. Maybe the first billionaire under 20 years old. A lot of these investors, Of course, we're a little older, and they didn't know how to deal with the internet. They didn't know much about it and very immature back in the late 90s. Although I'd already been on it for 30 years, well, you know, around it for 30 years and on for more than 20 then, so they were giving them crazy money just based on a napkin. So what does everybody do? Well, where's the money while the money is on the internet, and it's out in the Bay Area of San Francisco, San Jose. So I'm going to go out there. And some of these people, literally, I knew people that did this, they hopped on an airplane. They flew out to San Jose, with the intent of going to one of these coffee shops or about a half a dozen of them, that were known to be frequented by angel investors and venture capitalists. And it's kind of like somebody flying to LA Working Yeah, I'm an actor, and they're working in a coffee shop. And they're Bariza hoping to get spotted by that director to get their big break. A big problem. And because everybody saw that the internet was the place to be. Everybody hung up a shingle about the internet. So stick around. We're going to talk more about this. We're going to tie this into exactly what's happening today, to you to your business, when it comes to security. And so many of these firms that are out there right now trying to sell you stuff. So stick around. We'll be right back.

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    Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig beater song here. Of course, we're on WGA. And we are online, Craig Peterson calm. And good news. I'm on pretty much every podcasting platform out there. And I've had more than 20 million podcast downloads since I started podcasting 15 years. The numbers are picking up. We just had got another 100,000 downloads recently. I'm pretty jazzed with that. It is all because of you guys. The more you are of you who subscribe to my podcast, the more it gets noticed, and the more people hear about it, and of course, then what that means is, we're able to help more people, and that's why I'm here. It is a labor of love. Alright, so let's get into the rest of the story from what I was talking about earlier, which is if you missed it, I talked a little bit about the history of the internet and internet investment. These companies that were spun up from a business plan that was nothing more than a rough sketch on the back of a napkin at a coffee shop. Okay. It's a big deal here. But we'll let's think about some of the biggest failures on the internet. And you've heard of some of these. You've probably heard of like pets.com let me just run through a few here. Ship raise 62 million dollars and failed. That's SHYPBP raised 149 million before they got wiped out. Juicer, all Yeah, that's a reasonably recent one 118.5 million pepper tap 51 million Sprague 56 million yak yak 73 million. And you can go online, look for some of these things. I found an article that had 323, startup failures, and post-mortems for all of them going back, just kind of way back. But, you know, back to 2014, which isn't the start of the internet, right. That's not the reach. The time we're talking. Okay. Timo meter, and this is a great one, by the way. Multiply $30 times one client times 24 months. Wow, we'll be rich. Okay. They got funding, right. Why didn't we get funding? Why didn't you get funding right with your great idea? So everybody started throwing their hat into the ring. They were going to these coffee shops out in Silicon Valley pitching and hopefully come with a good idea.

    Of course, the investors wanted to have a billion-dollar company. Hey, it's not so bad. I put, you know, 5 -10 million in and I'm able to take a billion dollars out with a big company that's got a 5 billion valuation right. Wow, we're all going to be rich. And of course, that is the extremely rare case. So let's fast forward to today. And talk a little bit about what's happening right now. I've got an article up on my website that we put together called "I am an MSP shingle and your business security." Think of that word shingle. We talked about all of these. I don't know what to call these people, because they were out trying to get money for their ideas and were quite convincing. They weren't thieves, necessarily, although some of them probably were. But they didn't know any better. They didn't know what they should have known. Today, of course, the internet's much more mature. It's still not fully mature. It's changing every day, the way things are sold and marketed and used, and everything on the internet is just constant change. But right now, what are we talked about on this show before when it comes to open jobs, we know that the economy pretty much has full employment. But for the past three years, I think ever started ever since I started running the webinars for the FBI info guard program, ever since I started running those. There's indeed been somewhere between one and a half and 3 million open cybersecurity jobs. So Let's get right down to the economics of all of this. And I, I was following some stuff, and I've been developing material carefully in the industry because this is kind of the industry that I'm in. And I found out something that I thought was just kind of a DA moment, right? That's when you hear something, and it's I should have thought of that. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Right. We all have those. And so I had this moment, which is, if you have been a break-fix shop of what you've been doing is you take a call from somebody, and you sell them a computer, or you g a call from somebody, and you go out, and you spend two hours with them and you charge them three or 400 bucks for that service call. First of all, I don't think that serves the customer very well because the customer is going to be worried about calling you and the poor person that's having the problem doesn't want the boss to get upset because they called you right? So that's not helping the business very much. And on the other side, if you're trying to sell hardware nowadays, you know, we'll sell someone at $3,000 $4,000. workstation for one of their employees to use not even a high end one. And our margin is like 50 bucks on it. Nowadays. It obviously depends on the manufacturer, but there's like no margin in that business anymore. So if you were faced with that, if you owned a company, that all they really did was they sold some computer hardware when there was a refresh. And you went out and you did some repairs and some telephone support. And what would you be thinking? Why are retailers closing on you're basically a retailer? That's the business you're in. You're competing against Amazon, you're competing against Dell online, you're competing against all these guys. So what I've noticed happening, and I've noticed it because my company is what's called a master managed security services provider. We're a master security services provider because we work with these smaller companies that don't have the security expertise, and they know it.

    Now there, there's a lot of people that don't know it. We just talked about all of these failures. Back in the boom days of the internet, hundreds of millions of dollars, billions just went down the drain. So some of these people think they know enough, but they don't. So they'll come to somebody like us, who is a master managed security services provider, and we'll be the people behind the scenes designing the networks and security infrastructure. They can meet the DFARS requirements or ITAR or HIPAA or PCI or some of them, many, many TLA's and FLA's out there, right. TLA is is a three-letter acronym, and an FLA is a four-letter acronym. So in business, we all have those. But that's what they'll do. Now, I got to tell you, the vast majority and I'm going to say 99% from my personal experience. And so I don't know what the real numbers are. I don't think anybody has the actual numbers for this. But, and I'm going to say 99% because I have never seen an exception to this rule. But 99% of these companies out there don't know enough to make the right decisions or to help the customer make the right decisions when it comes to security. Now, this presents a huge problem for everybody. Because we have all of these people who were PC repairs and Windows support people, these companies relied on Windows coming out with a new version from Microsoft. And it will work on your old hardware because you need more memory, you need more space on your desk, you need to have a faster computer to run Windows eight, right? And then Windows 10 comes out. And a lot of people what they've done over the years is they say, you know, my machine is old, it's slow. It's cluttered. I could probably reload windows and get my speed back. But I just assumed by new computer, and that's what these people relied on for literally a couple of decades here. You are in the crosshairs of hackers if you're a business and even if you're just a regular home user. Oh my gosh, the problems you guys all have because now the hackers have figured out that these companies that call themselves managed services providers, but don't have enough knowledge about security, to protect even themselves adequately. These so-called managed services providers have now become a significant target for the hackers, including nation-state, think about it for a second. If you've hired a managed soft or managed services company of some sort, you've given them access to all of your computers, and they probably have your passwords, right? They have all of this stuff. There is an attack going on right now against Connect wise and directly against Ms. Peas. They've scanned the internet to find anybody that mentions MSP on their website, and then they start attacking them. Cause they have the keys to the kingdom, your kingdom. So here's the advice to minimize your risk.

    We had two weeks ago an attack that hit an IT services firm Everest, which is a subsidiary of NTT, one of the largest MSP is in Spain. They had to shut everything down, cut network links, try and figure out what happened. And in this case, it was ransomware. But they're also going straight for the data. It's happening every day. Okay, this is one of the largest, so yeah, my gosh, Here's what you have to do. You have to treat your managed security services provider as an insider risk. Just like any employee, you have your own IT staff. They are a risk to your business. They have access to All of your intellectual property, your client lists your employee records, right? They have access to all of it. So treat them like an insider. Understand the risks, do not let them keep your passwords or other information. And what we do for our clients is we never keep them. We cannot tell you what your password is, and we have to reset it. And we use specialized software, that when we access one of our client's computers, it keeps track of the right passwords and those are changed frequently and can be changed. Every time a technician connects, it is a huge deal, there you go. Some people are hanging out their shingle, saying I'm an MSP. Be very careful if you treat them like an insider, and mitigate your risks. All right, when we come back, by the way, in the next hour, we're going to be talking about online shopping. You're listening to print Peterson on WGAN.

    Hey, hello everybody, Craig Peterson here on WGAN online at Craig peterson.com. I appreciate everybody being with us today. We went through a bunch of stuff in the last hour. And we talked about, you know, MSP insider threats a little bit. I want to finish up the whole thing about insider threats. People have been asking if they should treat any managed services provider, break-fix shop, or any third party who is taking care of our computer equipment as an insider with a potential insider threat. So how do we treat insiders and this whole insider threat thing? Well, I should do a training on this up pop-up training.

    The veryfirst thing you have to do is figure out what is your most valuable asset in your business. Now, for most of us, it's our intellectual property. Frankly, those are our plans, our designs, our engineering diagrams, and it's our money, you know, bank account information, employee information, anything that could cause you to fail an audit. If you get audited, do you have all of the records? But if you are in a business that requires that you have security, what's going to happen when they come in and audit, okay, so any of that sort of data is information that you should protect. That means a lot of different things. I've taught some courses on this before, but it includes things like segmenting your networks so that people who don't need to get it at data can't get the data. In this day and age, for the truly paranoid, we see this more and more, it's called a zero-trust network. So people or machines can only get at things that you explicitly allow. So it isn't as though anyone in accounting can get to this, it's this person in the accounting can get to this. So all of your data is segmented. And again, don't let them keep your passwords. Try and do some of the administration stuff yourself, at least on the password side. Change the password and save it in an encrypted password manager to keep track of those passwords. Then when you have to call your managed services provider or your break-fix shop or, or your niece, whoever it is, who's taking care of your computers, you give them the password for that machine. They can get on and can do their thing. They get everything working, you watch them as they're working, which is another thing that we do. We're only on the machine when there's someone else watching, remotely. And we record all those sessions. By the way, anytime any one of our techs gets onto any machine, we have someone watching them. That is important. When the tech completes their work change the password.

    The whole idea here is that they don't need to have them. And as I mentioned before, we've seen a growing number of managed services providers from around the world being targeted and compromised by hackers, including the large ones. That goes to show again, and even the big guys aren't as concerned about security. Or maybe they don't know enough about security as they should be. I was out at a prospect's place just a couple of days ago. We're talking with them about their managed services provider that they had. I mentioned earlier, this 99% number, and this is my number. But I say 99% because I have yet to find a single managed services provider that is doing security reasonably well. I have yet to find one. And that's kind of bad news, frankly, when you get right down to it. And so that's why I say 99%, right, I give the 1%. Now, I know there are Managed Security Services Providers that know how to do it, but this is a challenging world. Bottom line, is if you can find someone that you trust 100% implicitly, they are not keeping your password, not getting into machines, without permission, then you have to trust them as an insider, basically, an employee that you kind of trust, but you don't absolutely imagine and make sure obviously, you keep those employees in line too. We're going to be coming up here in just very soon, actually another segment or two, with what you need to worry about for your holiday shopping. I want to start this whole thing off by talking about what you should be doing and how to verify a site and whether it's legitimate because it turns out there are three times more fake shopping sites than there are real ones out there. So be very, very careful of that. Now, before we get into that, let's do about these bogus hiring scams, it confuses me because when you get down to it, we have such high employment rates right now. It makes you wonder why the bogus ones are having such success out there. I don't know. Maybe people are just trying to look for a raise because there are so many great job opportunities. I don't know. Okay, employment is at an all-time high. With the economy buzzing like this, finding workers for seasonal part-time work is getting harder and harder. Think about what Black Friday means. Black Friday is when retailers finally become profitable or "in the black" as far as books go. It's not quite as true as it used to be. It used to be that most of the year retailers operated in the negative and it took until right around Thanksgiving before things turned around, because that's when people start shopping for the holidays. So these employers are now having to compete with the spam employment opportunities on top of it all. And the whole online application process is just fraught with opportunities for fishers to glean all the information they could need to impersonate you. So you've got to be very careful, and one of the things you can do, and this is the same thing if you're looking to purchase online, is verify that you did not end up on a scam site. So bottom line, if you're looking for a job, and most people are going to start their job search on Google, which is an okay place to start, and they might top in or type in seasonal opportunities. Just yesterday, I was sitting with my wife, and she did a download to the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint. We subscribe to Office for all of our employees, including my wife, as she helps out with the business. Anyway, she did a Google search, and instead of "office," she typed "orifice," and you know slip up, and you know how it is when you kind of automatic type sometimes. She typed for Microsoft for this download, and we got results that were all scam websites. It was all set up to make you think that you were on the Microsoft Office website and that you were downloading legitimate Microsoft Office software. I was sitting right next to her. I suspect many of you might have clicked on some of that stuff, you never know what's going to happen? Because again, she was automatic typing, she didn't notice she had mistyped it. And she might not have seen these sites weren't a legitimate site. So you have to keep an eye on that. If you're looking for part-time jobs and they come up in the Google results, you might try typing in the website directly. So let's say you want to take a part-time job, but Walmart or Target or something, go to the Target.com website and make sure it's legit. How do you make sure it's legit? Well, we're going to talk about that a little later in this hour. We're going to talk about verifying the shopping sites, but if you go to their website, and if there are multiple pages on the website that all look legit like there's a real shopping cart, there's real stuff online, there's real privacy, disclaimers, etc. That's probably a real target site, and it's not a scam site. And then you can go ahead and fill out the Hiring information. I would be cautious about putting in things that are a little too personal. You want to give them your background and a way to contact you. But be careful with things like your social security number or bank account numbers. Many employers nowadays are asking for your social media account information. So it's one thing to say while you can go to twitter.com slash Craig Peterson and you'll see my Twitter feed. It's quite another to give them access to your Twitter account, and some of them are asking for that. They want your Twitter account username and password and your Facebook username and password. Because many times we are sending stuff using direct messages back channels, hidden channels that they're not going to see when they go to your public-facing Twitter page or Facebook page. And so Martin Employers are saying hey, listen, we want to have a good inside look at your social media account. So I would not give them any that sort of information. Remember if it is a scam, even if it's not a scam if they get hacked, which has happened before to target all of the TJ Maxx, guys, etc. that information could leak out. Alright, so I'll stick around when we come back we're going to talk about tackling ransomware and Windows. And we're going to also talk about a new payment system that's was announced and then we'll finish up with what you should be doing for the holidays. You're listening to Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig peterson.com. I am on pretty much every major podcast platform. Thanks for listening today. Stick around. I'll be right back.

    Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig Peterson here listening to me on WGAN and online. Hey, if you enjoy the show, if you listen to podcasts at all, I encourage you to subscribe to your favorite podcast platform that helps get the show noticed and gets it out. And even better if you could share it with a friend and make sure you subscribe. I'd appreciate it. You know, we put a lot of work into these. I think we're giving great information. I get great feedback and emails. I had a couple over the last few weeks here actually two weeks that were saying that these were some of the best shows of mine they've ever heard. And I've done well over 1000 shows. So I think that's, that's an excellent thing, and I appreciate those types of messages that I get from you guys. So you can always email me, let me know what you think. What is it about Though the show that you liked, maybe you have some ideas or some topics that you want me to cover all of that stuff is just great and I would love to hear from you again. Me M-E at Craig peterson.com couldn't be much simpler than that could it.

    Let's get into this. We got a couple more quick security articles. Just general information here about Windows and Facebook, and then we're going to get into Black Friday scams, and of course it doesn't just go for Black Friday, this is throughout much of the holiday shopping season; actually, these all apply all year. Then we have these fake retailer sites I'll tell you about them how they're popping up and, and a little bit more about the signs. We covered that in that last segment a little bit when we were talking about the hiring scam, so stick with us today. We got a lot more to cover here before we're off the air, hard to believe two hours, can go by so fast. So let's start with windows here. Ransomware has been a problem for a long time. And for those that don't know, ransomware is where some software gets on your computer. There are a lot of mechanisms for nowadays, but it gets on your computer, it encrypts your files so that they become useless to you. And then it asks for money, the typical payment in Bitcoin, which is, by the way, attributed to be the number one reason Bitcoin Bitcoin has risen in price, and I can see that.


    There is a new study released. We've got more than 1 billion Windows operating system powered PCs in use in the world today. And that makes them a huge target for hackers. Now, just this morning, I was talking with one of our engineers, and I was saying how impressed I am with Microsoft recently. Since Balmer and Gates left, it has been a fantastic, amazing company. They've been able to maintain compatibility with older software right now for the most part while increasing their security, and they have turned a lump of coal into something that's, that's worthwhile, right? I still don't think it's anywhere near as good as something like Mac OS is on the apple side. But not everybody can run Mac OS, not everybody understands it. So major kudos to our friends over at Microsoft. It's amazing. But they are a big target, and they do have a large attack surface. In other words, there are a lot of things in Inside Microsoft Windows that can be and are currently under attack. You have to be kind of leery about some of these potentially unwanted applications that are on your machine. You might have heard me mentioned before some of the bloatware that gets installed by the computer sellers. And what they do is they load up all their programs. And they get paid. It's like five bucks. They'll get paid to load 50 different games, and you know, anti-spyware, software, and McAfee or Norton, all software that is practically useless to you. And then you have to spend hours removing that bloatware from your computer. But it's not just the bloatware that's out there. There are crypto coin miners installed on our computers, unbeknownst to us. There are all kinds of vulnerability exploits Trojans, and nowadays, ransomware and what's called file-less malware. Fileless malware is why 100% of the antivirus solutions that are out there today don't work anymore because it's a file, so it never hits the disk, so they don't have a chance to examine it. So having white label type of antivirus not white-labeled, but whitelist might be beneficial. But even in those cases, there's a lot for us consider. Now we're finding ransomware that's crypto locking, is growing, the number of attacks is growing. The number of successful computer accesses is growing. Now, to me, the most disappointing part of the numbers as I've looked through this in some detail, in this report that came out.

    The thing that disappoints me the most is much of the time. They are using exploits that have been around available for a couple of years or more. Many of these were patched by Microsoft, Adobe, and Oracle years ago. These are the ones that upset me the absolute most. We see now, the most significant year-on-year increase of any malware in the ransomware community, almost 75% increase since last year. So if you know someone that has had ransomware and I bet you you do somewhere in your circle of acquaintances, I don't think he would have to go out too deep right. I think it is about a 75% increase. According to Bit Defender, the number of ransomware reports dropped in the first half of the year due to one big hacking group called Grandacrab, who throttled down their efforts due to ramped-up law enforcement efforts. Now, ransomware is rising again, as these new ransomware groups are emerging to fill the void left by Grandacrab. I'm not going to go through the names of all of this different type of ransomware. These profit-motivated cybercriminals and they're just spending a little bit of time and a little bit of money because the to buy this ransomware. Some of this stuff is even licensed now. Where they have to, they download it for free. They can try it out on so many people, and then they have to go to a registration site and buy a license to use the ransomware. And then off it goes in that can be just 100 bucks. It's incredible. Here but they're also saying that they're seeing reports of miners and Phylis malware out there too. So coin miners, those are where you go to a website, then you know how the site says, Hey, can we send you news updates and you say allow or disallow yes or no on that you've seen those before, right? Those are not all illegitimate. Many of them are, most of them are legitimate. But that's how the coin miners are working. And so they will embed some code in a website, a legal site, and the coin miner will then start using your web browser to mine for various types of like Bitcoin type currencies that are out there. Okay. So we see a lot more in the ransomware style. We've got to be very, very careful. And about 40% of the population of the 1 billion people that use Windows about 40% admit the They have not applied security patches even though they're available. So make sure you ask them nowadays you don't have to go out and spend a lot of money to buy a license for Windows, you can pay monthly. And you don't have to worry about Windows upgrades anymore, because included. That's what we do with all of our customers; we include everything. Okay, we try and make it very, very easy for them. This article, as well as all of the other ones I've talked about today, and a few others we're not going to be able to get to today are all up on my website at Craig peterson.com. Please visit me there, you'll learn about the pop-up pieces of training. I have some of the Facebook Lives. The themes for the week and all of that stuff. You know, I'm not going to spam you with marketing messages. I'm just trying to get this out the truth out, Craig Peterson dot com. Hey, stick around. We'll be right back here listening on WGAN and online as well.

    Hello, everybody, welcome back, Craig Peterson here on WGAN and online at Craig Peterson calm and on your favorite podcasting app. And please do spend a minute and subscribe if you haven't already. Well, we talked about cryptocurrencies, many, many times, when they first started coming out for started rising to prominence. I had set up a little mining operation to figure it out, and I had my wallet and everything and, and it was a little too late in the game to find Bitcoin, like right off the bat. That's why I stopped because I was only interested in finding out more about the technology. So you have to use it if you want to understand it. That's kind of the bottom line on it. And I looked at it as kind of a gimmick, and of course, we now know that the cybercriminals online found Bitcoin To be phenomenal when it comes to being able to get paid in a more or less, kind of a quiet way, right? Where people are not aware of where the money's coming or going. Now, remember that Bitcoin is not anonymous. None of this data is genuinely anonymous, bottom line, but it is kind of, you know, private, more or less. So they use it for pain ransoms. I attended an excellent briefing by the Secret Service about how they tracked down some of the bad guys that are using Bitcoin. And it was frankly fascinating, and how they've been successful at that. So don't think that you're going to somehow because you're using a cryptocurrency going to be out of the reach of the hands of the law because you're not going to be okay criminals will get caught. But we had another end enterprise, and I don't like it. Some people would probably call them a criminal enterprise called Facebook out there. And you might remember Facebook decided they were going to come up with this whole new network, they're going to do Libra and it was going to be a cryptocurrency. Now, cryptocurrencies are getting to be a serious business. You have, for instance, the government of China active in developing a cryptocurrency. China frankly, wants to be able to have a currency that they control that they can peer into the becomes the International Monetary standard, instead of the U.S. dollar. So China has been working on this for about five years, and frankly, next year, I think you can expect that China is going to have a state back state-sponsored cryptocurrency that they're going to be pushing all over the world. They are going to try and get oil valued in their cryptocurrency. I think that's a bit of a problem for us here in the U.S. and will be a challenge for our economy too. But when we look at somebody like Facebook, where they're trying to set up this network, called the Libra network, I was thinking good thoughts about it.


    I know you are wondering, wait a minute, is this the Craig I've grown to know over the years What's going on here? I was kind of happy about it, as it possible for anyone anywhere in the world to have a financial transaction with you. For instance, I know some ladies who are in Africa, and they're impoverished women and trying to make ends meet and just have not been able to earn $100 a month. And many of these women are brilliant. Some of them are entrepreneurs, and they want to get a business going. And this particular group of women is now making themselves available after a friend of mine trained them here been in some technology, how to use computers and how to be a virtual assistant system. They are making themselves available as a virtual assistant. What could be more accessible for these women, and for the people who might want to hire them, than to make their transactions a cryptocurrency of some sort? A currency that they could use at their home that we could use at home. A currency that we could trust to a high degree. Remember, coins like if you have a U.S. dollar bill that you want to spend, the only reason it's worth anything, is because it's considered to be Legal Tender backed by the United States government. Now it isn't supported by silver anymore or gold anymore but deemed to be reasonable, legitimate currency. Initially, the Facebook Libra network announced they had a dozen or more of the foremost financial institutions in the United States. They would all work together and cooperate in developing this currency. Now, several reasons got squashed, not the least of which is governments and wanting to tax them and not being able to track some of the transactions easily. But I'm sure Facebook would have provided the governments with all the transaction information they wanted. Okay. So frankly, it would make it even easier for governments to track transactions than it is now. But the thing I loved about it was thinking about these women that my friend trained over in one of the poorest countries in Africa and how it would change their lives. I don't know if you've watched those some of this stuff here on micro-investments or watch how they're working. There's one organization called Shanta (https://www.shantafoundation.org) that quite impresses me. They're working in Myanmar. Interesting what they're doing, but when the basic idea with micro-investments is that somebody like you, were I, we might put $1,000 into this. And you've got someone in some countries somewhere that wants to buy a cow for the milk, and they're going to sell the milk, or they want to buy a goat or for the milk or whatever it might be micro to us. And so they're lent $100 to start a business. And they go out, and they get that business going, and they repay the loan, and that money is just put right back into another loan to another person that wants to do it. I've been following these micro-investments, and am very, very impressed with what many of these places are doing. And that led me to notice something else, which was the presence of phones, just regular cell phones that can send text messages, not smartphones. But the presence of phones and cell service coming into these tiny, tiny villages. And how most women were taking these phones. And we're using them to create businesses to support themselves and their families. Just absolutely amazing and many of these women, in fact, I think almost all of the ones my friends been teaching our single women, they've been either abandoned by their husbands Or the kids, Father, whatever you might want to call them. And they have to do all of the support. And so they're spending a whole month's wages, they're spending $100 to go through this program, this one-month long program that my friend runs. And so she's been looking for donations of laptops, just regular windows laptops, to help these women out as well. But these women get these cell phones and just with the cell phone now, there is some technology out there right now we don't use it in this country. Still, in several other developing countries that they can send money to people and receive money to people just using text messages. So just using their cell phones brought them out of extreme poverty. Now you know, we have poverty in the U.S., but poverty in the new in the U.S. looks like somebody that's upper class in these countries does. Okay. We don't know what poverty is. What we call poverty isn't, you know,' it's just astounding to me. So I got excited when I saw this whole idea behind the Libra network and what Facebook was doing with Calibra wallet. So we got to go for break, and we're going to come back I'm going to finish this up because there's something new and exciting that's happening in this space now. And then we're going to get into our Black Friday scams, and some more fake retailer sites. If you want more details, you're going to have to go to my website at Craig Peterson dot com. I'm not going to be able to cover it entirely in either the radio show today here on WGAN or my podcasts. You can find my Podcasts on pretty much every podcasting platform or my website, Craig Peterson dot com stick around, more to come

    Hey, Craig Peterson, back here on WGAN. I can't believe it's been two hours since we've been together today. Man does time fly. So going back because I want to finish up our last topic here about the microtransactions and about what our friends at Facebook had been doing trying to put a cryptocurrency in place. It completely fell apart about a month ago. Facebook is planning to start rolling out something called Facebook Pay on messenger and on Facebook itself. Today, it's going to be initially available for fundraisers person to person payments, event tickets, in-game purchases, and from some pages and some businesses that are on the Facebook marketplace. And they're planning on bringing this to more people and more places. They're going to be adding not just messenger, but adding Instagram and WhatsApp to this. So basically, what they're trying to do now is use this technology to make it possible for people to pay each other no matter where they are. Now, you already know because you're just listening, you already know that I think that's a unique idea. And that is going to lift people out of poverty. Just like capitalism has, it's the best system the world has ever invented, to lift people out of poverty. And if Facebook successful this, they will save lives as well. And of course, there's the other side, Facebook's going to make a ton of money on this. Because they're going to, obviously they'll have some form of transaction fees, and they'll be making some money over that. Okay, so we got more stuff we're not going to get to today because I want to get to the Black Friday scams and the retail stuff. There either is a new secret consumer score that you have never heard of before. And I am not, unfortunately, to get time to do much. With that, I say now it's been out there for probably the better part of a decade. I found some information about it from the New York Times back in 2012, and the Wall Street Journal back in 2018. There is a scoring system that's keeping track of us, and one with which you are probably not familiar. So that's up on my website, Craig peterson.com and 18 T's and green to pay $16 million to settle a legal dispute over smart throttling smartphone plans. So they came to that agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. Okay, so now into Black Friday scams. These are happening all the time. They are souped-up during Black Friday and Cyber Monday when there's a lot of people buying stuff online, and I'll let's get into it here. This shopping fever lasts for about four days right now. Some sites like Walmart start on Wednesday, and others are ready underway here. But let's go into some of these top scams. Man, we've only got about 10 minutes left here.

    So number one, this is a great article. It's from Heimdal Security dot com. I've got it up on my website at Craig Peterson dot com. If the website insistently asks you to download its application. Now, we already probably have apps from merchants. I've got Amazon, for instance, there are apps from Walmart Target, Ollie Express, Rakuten, Barnes and Noble, and the little guys are having a hard time competing there, but they try nonetheless. Now, a lot of these websites are going to talk you into downloading their mobile apps. And there's nothing wrong with that. But remember that not all of these retailers are legit, and not all of the legitimate retailers the apps are legitimate because it's rare that they would be developing the app themselves. So they probably had a third party do it. Who knows, right? So don't just willy nilly install apps from retailers are going online number two, the website looks fishy. And of course, this is pH fishy. And what that means is you might be on a cloned site. Right now, there are I was saying three earlier, but I was wrong. According to research from Venafi, they were looking at what is called TLS certificates. These are SSL certificates used basically if the website says HTTPS, then they're using TL. So they examine these. And they found that there are four times more fake retailer sites than the real one. Okay? So there are typos, squatting domains. I mentioned one of them earlier in the show today that my wife accidentally typed orifice instead of office when she's tr

              

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    N. DENDIAS: Good morning. It is a great pleasure to welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Stef Blok, to Athens today. As you know, Greece and the Netherlands have close relations, which was confirmed by the recent visit of Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Our bilateral relations are developing positively on the political and economic levels, but of course, as always, there is room for improvement. Greece’s economic recovery and the new institutional framework the Hellenic Parliament has passed have rendered Greece a major investment destination. So, we can achieve much more by capitalising on our comparative advantages and on Dutch good practices in the sector of economic diplomacy, on which we will continue to work together. At this point, allow me to make special mention of the Dutch initiative, the “Orange Grove” platform, which benefits Greek start-ups in particular. And I also warmly thank Mr. Blok for providing know-how on economic diplomacy, which is now fully based at our Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on which we are following the Dutch example of good practices. Mr. Blok and I today discussed the European perspective of the Western Balkans. I had the opportunity to brief him on my trip to North Macedonia and my extraordinary visit to Albania, due to the disastrous earthquake. These are two countries waiting on the threshold of our common family, the European Union. Their European perspective, like the European perspective of the other countries in the region, must be encouraged. It is the only way to consolidate the security, stability and prosperity of our neighbourhood. I listened closely to my colleague’s views, exploring ways to shape the conditions within the European Union so that these two countries can move ahead to the next step, on the strict condition, of course, that they comply with the criteria regarding their progress with reforms. It is a lively debate that we will continue. We also talked about the developments in the Cyprus issue and in Greek-Turkish relations. The trilateral meeting in Berlin, which confirmed the commitment to a solution based on the resolutions of the UN Security Council, was certainly a positive step. We look forward to the continuation of the UN Secretary-General’s efforts. Of course, Turkey’s role is always crucial. I am referring to the illegal actions in the maritime zones of the Republic of Cyprus – actions that the European Union has condemned – and to Turkey’s broader stance on the efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue. I also highlighted Turkey’s violations of international legality in the Aegean. Moreover, I underscored to my colleague Turkey’s exploitation of the migration issue – in other words, its use of a humanitarian and pan-European challenge – to serve its own ends. Greece and the Netherlands recognise the need to support Turkey so that it can meet the great challenge of the migration crisis, but we want to see similar responsibility on the part of Turkey in implementing the agreements and in its conduct towards refugees and migrants. Today I had the opportunity to convey to my colleague what has been stressed by Mr. Mitsotakis to all of our interlocutors: just as Greece is exhausting its every capability to protect the European Union’s borders, our partners – allow me to underscore this, all of our partners – need to share this burden and meet their obligations. This is why Greece supports the revision of the common European asylum system in the direction of solidarity and fair burden-sharing. Concluding, I would like to express my warm thanks to Mr. Blok for visiting Athens today and for the constructive talks and his stance. Thank you very much. […] MFA SPOKESPERSON: We will take a limited number of questions. Please state the name of the media outlet you represent and your name. JOURNALIST: I’m from Greek Radio, ERT. My name is Katerina Fryssa. The question is for both Ministers. Whether you have agreed to cooperate more closely on the refugee/migration issue. N. DENDIAS: Thank you for the question. As you can understand, and I think this was obvious from Mr. Blok’s statement, it was an important part of our talks. We talked, first of all, about how we can improve our reception system – not just the Greek system, but the European system. We talked about what we can do to achieve fairer burden-sharing – and beyond that, how we can directly get the Turkish side to meet its responsibilities. Acknowledging, of course, that Turkey is carrying a burden, with which the European Union has assisted in the past and is willing to continue to assist, but at the same time making it clear to Turkey that it cannot violate the agreements or use the migration issue as leverage. In other words, it cannot use the flows of migrants to exert pressure on the European Union or Greece. I think this is the view of Greece, Holland and the European Union. Of course, with regard to Holland, the Minister himself will express his views. […] JOURNALIST: Giorgos Vlavianos, from STAR. A question for Mr. Dendias. Minister, I would like to ask if you are concerned about the Turkish letter to the UN. How we intend to respond and whether our sending a Greek ambassador to Tripoli is being moved forward due to the contents of this letter. Thank you. N. DENDIAS: First of all, the Turkish letter to the United Nations didn’t say anything that was new to us. These are claims Turkey has also made in the past. Of course, if you ask me whether I was pleased by the letter, the answer is no, I was not at all pleased. We believe Turkey made a mistake. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already issued a relevant statement. I think that, in the clearest and sternest language, it completely rejected the Turkish claims, which are totally groundless. If one can use the term “groundless” in reference to something that concerns the sea. But in any event, it is completely unacceptable. Greece will respond to these claims in the appropriate manner, in a detailed response that we will send to the United Nations, to all of the states of the General Assembly and to all the members of the Security Council. We believe, and I repeat, that Turkey needs to realise that it is in its own interest to have good neighbourly relations with Greece and to encourage the settlement of the Cyprus problem. Anything else it does is, I think, damaging to its own interests and the interests of Turkish society. With regard to the Libyan issues, I assume that behind this is the question that has to do with what I think was an ill-advised, not to say completely irrational, attempt to start a discussion – we assume, we don’t know for sure, even though the Libyan Foreign Minister, when I met with him in New York, did not deny there were Turkish proposals in this direction – on delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone between Turkey and Libya. I must say that an attempt such as this betrays an ignorance of geography, because it ignores something that I think everyone has observed: that between the two countries there is the large geographical mass of Crete. So I think an effort such as this, borders on the ridiculous, and I would like to say that Greece is prepared to send an Ambassador to Libya when the conditions allow for his or her residence there. MFA SPOKESPERSON: Thank you very much.
              

    Are Adults with Mental Health Disorders at More Risk for Recruitment by Religious Cults

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    This paper explores the theory that individuals that suffer from mental health disorders are at an increased risk for recruitment by cults. Chambers et. al. (1994) define cults as groups that often exploit members psychosocially and/or financially, typically by making members comply with leadership’s demands through certain types of psychological manipulation, popularly called mind control, and through the inculcation of deep-seated anxious dependence on the group and its leaders. (Chambers, Langone, Dole, & Grive, 1994) This paper examines published reports of assessments of former cult members to explore the mental health status of individuals at the time of cult recruitment


              

    Games of the Decade: Destiny was at its best when we cheesed it

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    To mark the end of the 2010s, we're celebrating 30 games that defined the last 10 years. You can find all the articles as they're published in the Games of the Decade archive, and read about the thinking behind it in an editor's blog.

    When I think back to my time playing Destiny, I remember the ways I exploited it, cheesed it, or sometimes even broke it before I remember the times I played it as Bungie intended. I remember the loot cave, a simple hole in a rock that spat out endless waves of Hive - and, as a result, endless waves of shiny engrams - before I remember one of the Strikes. I remember turning off the internet to try to get big bad Dark Below boss Crota stuck in the kneeling position so someone could slice up the sitting duck with a sword before I recall one of the public events. And I remember spending hours and hours and even more hours running into a boss room, blasting the boss to bits with a rocket launcher, nabbing the exotic engram he dropped, then blasting myself to death in order to reset the encounter, before I remember what I had to do to hit the light level cap. The cheeses were many, the rewards delicious, the memories eternal. Were we cowards? Or just bad at the game? A bit of both. And we didn't care.

    Playing Destiny in the two years after it came out back in September 2014 was a punishing experience, but it was always a memorable one. And Destiny was at its most memorable when people came together to play in unintended ways. Things like the loot cave told the story Destiny so sorely missed. Bungie's plot was torn to shreds in the run up to the Destiny's release, but memes meant we cared about the empty vase characters like Commander "the Fallen are crafty" Zavala. The Mysterious Stranger had no time to explain why she didn't have time to explain, so players explained how to cheese Destiny in her place, posting guides on YouTube and on reddit for the entire community to gobble up with a ferocious hunger I hadn't seen since the early days of World of Warcraft. Destiny ended up being the water-cooler video game Bungie and then-publisher Activision so sorely craved, but we weren't talking about the Traveller's fate or the Speaker's motivation. We were talking about Dinklebot telling us that wizard came from the moon, and excitedly recounting how we were up all night cheesing the Summoning Pits from the safety of the room outside of the boss room, using the Ice Breaker sniper rifle and its self-replenishing ammo to slowly but surely wear that big ugly ogre down.

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    Android Users: Check Now to See If a Rogue App Can Control Your Phone’s Camera

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    According to an investigation by Checkmarx security researchers, some Android devices may have an unpatched security flaw that an app could use to record you without your knowledge using your device’s camera and mic. No attacks that exploit the bug have been reported so far, thankfully. Still, the Checkmarx researchers were able to successfully create Read more about Android Users: Check Now to See If a Rogue App Can Control Your Phone’s Camera[…]
              

    570025-2019: France-Toulouse: Services d'hébergement pour l'exploitatuion de sites WWW

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    569814-2019: Espagne-Bilbao: Services de conseil en analyse d'exploitation

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    Kingston man arrested on child pornography charges

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    **** RCMP Media Release Kingston man arrested on child pornography charges The RCMP’s Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has arrested a Kingston man for child pornography offences. Between September and November of 2019, investigators were able to identify an individual​ who had downloaded and shared​ more than 106,000 images and videos containing suspected child …
              

    Test du MacBook Pro 16" 2019

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    Seulement six mois après sa dernière révision, le MacBook Pro 15" disparait. Il laisse place au MacBook Pro 16", une machine annoncée par la rumeur comme le messie, censée résoudre les problèmes de dissipation thermique et du clavier à mécanismes « papillon ». Est-ce vraiment le cas ? La réponse dans notre test du MacBook Pro 16" 2019. Un écran (à peine) plus grand 8,4", 9", 9,5", 9,8", 10", 10,4", 11,3", 11,6", 12", 12,1", 13,3", 14,1", 15,4", 17"… Depuis le Macintosh Portable de 1989, Apple a éprouvé de nombreuses diagonales d’écran, mais n’avait encore jamais présenté d’ordinateur portable doté d’une dalle de 16 pouces. Si la taille de l’écran est inédite, les caractéristiques de la dalle sont familières. Le MacBook Pro 16" reprend ainsi le format 16:10 de ses prédécesseurs, plus haut que le format 16:9 exploité par la plupart des fabricants, qui n’est guère adapté qu’aux films (et encore), mais moins que le format 3:2 adopté par Microsoft, particulièrement agréable pour... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration
              

    Almond, un nouvel assistant personnel open source

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    Bien que les assistants virtuels simplifient certaines actions du quotidien, on leur remet souvent un bonnet d'âne quand il s'agit de respect de la vie privée. Que ce soit Amazon, Google ou même Apple, les géants de la tech ont tous été épinglés pour des pratiques douteuses d'enregistrements de conversations depuis leurs assistants vocaux respectifs. Une problématique sur laquelle des chercheurs et étudiants de l'Université de Stanford ont planché jusqu'à mettre au point un assistant qui ne dépend d'aucun grand groupe. Appelé Almond, l'assistant, qui est accessible sur le web et Android, est open source et gratuit. Sous le capot d'Almond, il y a LUInet, un composant qui permet de comprendre le langage naturel. Ce composant exploite un réseau neuronal, alimenté par des jeux de données provenant des utilisateurs et de programmes spéciaux, pour améliorer sa compréhension. Les requêtes en langage naturel sont traduites dans le langage de programmation ThingTalk. Almond... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration
              

    The Mirror of Religion

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    If god is not “up there” and heaven is not “after this,” then why would anyone get involved with religion? One obvious answer might be to make money – speaking primarily on behalf of TV evangelists and other hucksters who exploit our fantasies of immortality and our craving for absolute answers. They hook us in […]
              

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    Lightspeed lance Lightspeed Analytics : exploitez tout le potentiel de vos données

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    Lightspeed, fournisseur de solutions logicielles de gestion de caisse auprès de plus de 57 000 commerces et restaurants indépendants lance Lightspeed Analytics. Cette solution fournit aux détaillants des indicateurs et des conseils approfondis en ce qui concerne les ventes, la gestion des stocks, les performances du personnel et le comportement des clients. Elle leur offre, …
              

    Will the future of work be ethical?

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    Will tomorrow’s leaders, despite good and ethical intentions, ultimately use their high-tech tools to exploit others ever more efficiently, or to find a better path forward?
              

    Caldirola: "Siamo squadra importante? Lo stiamo diventando..."

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    Luca Caldirola a commentare l'exploit di Venezia: "Grande vittoria su un campo difficile e piccolo. Il Venezia è un'ottima squadra che era in serie positiva da tanto tempo. Noi venivamo…

              

    AgriBriefing: Sales Executive (Business Development)

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    The main function of the role is to develop the business through growth in revenue, yield, and increase customer numbers. Even focus across all action groups of clients set including acquire, win-back, grow and retain. This person will develop select key accounts and transactional clients. This person will be a key influencer in the development of specific sectors of either, Livestock, Machinery, Auctions or Careers. This roles objective is to identify new opportunities and influence companies’ media buying habits. Due to the ever-changing nature of the industry, this person must spot new avenues and exploit market trends to exceed revenue targets. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Own, support, develop and guide specific sectors. Support, develop and guide the relevant Business Service Executives/ Business Development person. Conduct sales presentations by telephone, letter or face to face (when appropriate) to existing and prospective clients in order to develop existing business and generate new business wherever possible. Responsible for service and maintenance of select existing key accounts Responsible for growth, service and maintenance of transactional clients. Prioritise lead campaigns by propensity to transactional clients from the lapsed, dormant and new target groups. Advise on the most effective solution to meet client needs within the Agribriefing portfolio. Pitch all relevant products and sales opportunities and communicate promptly to customers. Continually seek new sales & opportunities and develop these in liaison with Key Account Developer as necessary. Achieve all pre-set sales targets ensuring a successful contribution to the business performance. Contacting potential clients and conducting a thorough investigation to establish customer needs and buying habits. Booking and inputting orders/Setting and amendment of adverts. SKILLS & ABILITIES Be enthusiastic and motivated to continually explore new opportunities Excellent communication written and interpersonal skills. Possess a natural inquisitive nature Demonstrate an optimistic approach Support and organise specific sector(s)successfully. Ability to deliver face to face presentations effectively to high level decision makers Representing the business at relevant industry events and trade shows Solid level of industry knowledge Strong sales ability to establish a deep understanding of the company need to provide the relevant solution Target driven and efficient. Be familiar & confident with all relevant details of products under Agribriefing’s portfolio Critical thinker Ability to accurately forecast future sales Keep abreast of all current trends, activities and relevant news within agriculture and specific sector. Have a positive, “can do” attitude Maintain the highest professional standards Ensure that no advertisement is sent for publication, which contravenes Government Legislation, Advertising Law, or is unacceptable to the company. Good working knowledge of CRM system and Microsoft packages Effective time manager who possesses highly effective organisational skills To apply for this role or for more information please click the apply button
              

    Ont Ose 40 Exploits Incroyables Jean Francois Nahmias Pierre

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    Johnson Bolsters Security Message After London Knife Attack

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    Johnson Bolsters Security Message After London Knife Attack(Bloomberg) -- Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast.Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will paint their party as one of law and order on Monday, while London reels from a terror attack and prepares to welcome Donald Trump this week for a NATO summit.Both the president’s visit and the deadly assault threaten to derail campaigning and crimp the Tories’ lead over Labour, less than two weeks before the U.K. votes in the general election.When Trump lands in London on Monday, Johnson will be hoping he doesn’t say anything that hinders his lead in the polls. Trump’s support would play into the hands of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who says the two men are right-wing soul mates who pose a threat to the U.K.’s National Health Service.The Tories Secretly Fear Trump Could Wreck Johnson’s ElectionJohnson is also trying to distance himself from the previous Tory administration after convicted terrorist Usman Khan killed two people on Friday in central London. Khan had been released early from jail in December 2018 and was attending a conference on prisoner rehabilitation when he launched his attack.A poll released Monday added to signs that Labour is slowly eating into the Conservatives’ lead before the Dec. 12 vote. While the Tories stood at 42% in the latest Survation poll, they were ahead by just 9 percentage points, down from 14 two weeks ago.Johnson is seeking to capitalize on his strengths. Voters trust Johnson significantly more than Corbyn on security. A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times showed found 44% of voters have confidence in Johnson. For Corbyn, 67% of voters don’t have confidence in him, while just 21% do.With that in mind, Home Secretary Priti Patel will double down on the Tories’ message that delivering Brexit could bolster U.K. security. She’ll reiterate that Brexit can give back to the U.K. control of its borders to help reduce smuggling of goods, people and curb terrorism.Her comments come amid a row between Johnson and Corbyn over the early release of the attacker. Corbyn blamed a decade of spending cuts to the prison service for weakening its ability to detect the risk, while Johnson pledged to end a 2008 law that was brought in under a Labour government that gives prisoners automatic early release.Patel also will speak following the late October discovery of 39 bodies in the back of a lorry in Kent, southeast England, after having been smuggled across the border into the U.K.“People traffickers don’t think twice about risking people’s lives for profit,” Patel will say. “And most shockingly of all we know that terrorists have been able to enter the country by exploiting free movement.”Corbyn will seek to return to a debate on the cost of living, with a promise to cut train fares through state ownership of the railways. On Saturday, millions of commuters learned they will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for rail tickets from Jan. 2., which is about 100 pounds ($129) more per year.The party leader is due to announce more details of Labour’s plan for public ownership of the railways, including a 33% cut to regulated fares that the party says will save the average commuter 1,097 pounds a year.”Taking back control of our railways is the only way to bring down fares and create a railway network that is fit for the future,” he’ll say.(Updates with Survation poll results in fifth paragraph)To contact the reporters on this story: Jessica Shankleman in London at jshankleman@bloomberg.net;David Goodman in London at dgoodman28@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tim Ross at tross54@bloomberg.net, Steve GeimannFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



              

    The U.S. Army’s Worst Tradition: Never Ready for the Next War

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    The U.S. Army’s Worst Tradition: Never Ready for the Next WarGettySince the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Army has been consistently ranked as the most capable land force on the globe by defense analysts of all stripes. So why are so many people in the American military community today worried about the Army’s ability to deter conflicts with likely adversaries or prevail against those adversaries in future wars?The short answer is that warfare, always a mysterious amalgam of art, science, and guts, has become an increasingly complicated and unpredictable enterprise. America’s leading potential adversaries, China and Russia, have shown no small measure of imagination and dexterity in identifying the U.S. armed forces’ vulnerabilities, and exploiting them through the development of subtle yet aggressive geopolitical strategies, and increasingly lethal armed forces.Both “near peer competitors” may well be ahead of the U.S. military in applying newly emerging technologies—artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems, hypersonic weapons, and nanotechnology—to the ancient military problems of constricting an adversary’s maneuver, neutralizing its offensive weapons, and disrupting its command and control.These cutting-edge technologies, writes Christian Brose, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, “will enable new battle networks of sensors and shooters to rapidly accelerate the process of detecting, targeting, and striking threats, what the military calls the ‘kill chain.’”Mattis: ‘No Enemy’ Has Done More Harm to Military Readiness Than CongressHow is it that “the most lethal land force in world history” finds itself in this unenviable position? While the Army exhausted itself fighting two frustrating and inconclusive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last 19 years, both Russia and China embarked on grand strategies of regional hegemony designed to undermine the rules-based international order that emerged after World War II under American leadership. Both of these rising powers have developed myriad ways to sew discord and dissent in America’s network of alliances and to expand their spheres of influence.Beijing presents its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the best path for underdeveloped countries in Asia and Africa to gain access to modern infrastructure, capital, and prosperity. In practice, it’s plain that under the guise of building ports, roads, and communications infrastructure around the globe, China is engaged in predatory lending practices meant to gain political leverage and privileged access to foreign assets.In the South China Sea, Beijing has militarized seven hotly disputed islets, and is attempting to pinch the U.S. forces out of this strategically sensitive area entirely, even though international courts have declared China’s claims to these waters to be without foundation.Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin has run rings around the Obama and Trump administrations in the chess game of international politics. He successfully annexed the Crimea in 2014 from Ukraine, and interfered in the presidential election of 2016 via “active measures,” i.e., information warfare aimed at creating confusion and conflict in the American body politic. Moscow also successfully intervened on behalf of the brutal Assad regime in Syria, and Russia is now a major player in the Middle East.As demonstrated in the Ukraine, the Russians are the master practitioners of “hybrid warfare,” in which conventional military operations—and the threat of such operations—are closely integrated with propaganda, proxy campaigns, cyber warfare, coercive diplomacy, and economic threats.Both Russia and China have revitalized creaky and obsolete military establishments into first-class warfighting organizations. The consensus among Western military analysts is that in their respective spheres of influence, both countries have sufficiently sophisticated “anti-access area denial” (A2AD) capabilities to inflict severe punishment on American forces attempting to penetrate those spheres in order to challenge aggression or come to the aid of an ally. According to Army General Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both Russia and China are “deploying capabilities to fight the United States through multiple levels of standoff in all domains—space, cyber, air, sea, and land. The military problem we face is defeating multiple levels of standoff… in order to maintain the coherence of our operations.”Gen. Milley and the rest of the Army’s top brass are well aware that their service is currently a rusty instrument for carrying out high intensity operations warfare against either potential adversary. The Army Strategy, an 11-page, single-spaced document published in October 2018, provides a rough blueprint for the service’s plan to transform itself from a counterinsurgency-oriented organization into the leading practitioner of high intensity war by 2028.It won’t be easy. The Army Strategy calls for truly sweeping, even revolutionary, changes in doctrine, training, and organization of forces.For the first time since the Cold War, the Army has to reconfigure itself to be able to fight and win in a contested environment, where it will not have undisputed control over the air and sea. At the same time, it must prepare to engage potential adversaries more or less continuously in “gray zone conflict.” General Joseph Votel, the recently retired head of Special Operations Command, succinctly defines this concept as “conflicts characterized by intense political, economic, informational, and military competition more fervent in nature than normal diplomacy, yet short of conventional war.”The Army Strategy describes four lines of effort to reach the service’s chief objective by 2028, in this order of priority: Readiness, modernization, department reform, and building alliances and partnerships. The last two lines are more or less pro forma in every American military strategy document I’ve read over the last 30 years: reduce waste and inefficiency, and work with allies to insure military interoperability. The first two lines are worth a close look, for they illuminate the broad contours of the service’s quest to regain its pre-eminence in great power conflict. The quest to enhance readiness begins with plans to increase the size of the regular army to over half a million men from its current level of 476,000. In a departure from recent practice, all units earmarked for contingency operations and overseas deployments will be fully manned and given state of the art equipment before deploying. In order to increase the size of the service, the quality and quantity of recruiters and instructors will be increased.The focus of Army unit training will shift from counterinsurgency operations to high intensity fighting, where the adversary is assumed to have cutting edge A2AD, offensive weapons, and cyber systems.Deployments of Army units around the world will be less predictable and more rapid that they’ve been to date, as the Army and the other armed services begin to put the “Dynamic Force Deployment” concept to work. This concept is closely associated with former Secretary of Defense James Mattis. It’s also classified, and few details have been released for public consumption. But the core idea, as Mattis explained in 2018, is for the U.S. military to “stop telegraphing its punches.” Combat forces and their support units will be moving in and out of potential flashpoint areas more frequently and at unpredictable intervals in order to proactively shape the strategic environment.Improving readiness also involves important upgrades in the Army’s defensive missile systems to counter China and Russia’s formidable A2AD systems. A new lower-tier air and missile defense sensor project will enhance the ability of Patriot missiles to identify and track targets at long range by 2022. Beginning in 2021, Stryker light armored vehicles will be equipped with a new air defense system to protect mechanized battalions and brigades as they maneuver in harm’s way.Missile system upgrades, coupled with an entirely new generation of combat vehicles, both manned and unmanned, will allow the Army of the future to penetrate adversary defenses with an acceptable degree of loss.Ensuring readiness to fight is the top priority of the Army until 2022. After that date, the service plans to turn close attention to implementing entirely new operational concepts and “technologically mature” systems that are currently in the research and development phase.The overarching goal is to be able to conduct sustained “multi-domain operations” against either potential adversary, and win, by 2028. In the modernization phase, the Army plans to introduce a host of new long-range precision weapons, including hypersonic missiles that travel at more than five times the speed of sound. An entirely new generation of combat vehicles and vertical lift aircraft, i.e., new helicopters and aircraft with capabilities similar to those of the V-22 Osprey, both manned and unmanned, are currently in the works.The new Army Network will be an integrated system of hardware, software, and infrastructure capable of withstanding formidable cyber assaults.The leading war-fighting concept at the foundation of the Army’s modernization effort, though, is clearly “multi-domain operations (MDO).” The first thing to be said about the concept is that it’s very much inchoate. Discussions with several active-duty Army officers suggest even those “in the know” about this classified concept have only a hazy idea of how such operations will work in the field, for the simple reason that many of the systems such operations hope to integrate are still in the early stages of development.The Army has only one experimental MDO unit on active duty. It is deployed in the Indo-Pacific Command and built around a conventional rocket and missile brigade. The brigade contains a unique battalion devoted to intelligence, information, cyber, electronic warfare and space operations (I2CEWS). According to Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., an editor at Breaking Defense, the I2CEWS battalion “appears to not only pull together data from outside sources—satellites, drones, spy planes—to inform friendly forces of threats and targets, it also wages war in cyberspace and across the electronic spectrum, hacking and jamming the sensors and networks that tell the enemy where to shoot.”The commander of Army forces in the Indo-Pacific, Gen. Robert Brown, recently told reporters that his experimental brigade has performed brilliantly “in at least ten war games” against what are presumably Chinese and Russian forces. Before the advent of the new unit, American forces repeatedly failed to penetrate either rivals’ anti-access area denial systems with acceptable casualties in war games. Another experimental brigade is expected to enter service in Europe soon.The U.S. Army has a long and unenviable history of being ill-prepared to fight the next war. The French and British had to train U.S. Army units before they were deployed in World War I. The Army entered World War II as the 17th largest army in the world, with underpowered tanks, airplanes, and ancient rifles. The Army that went to Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan had trained long and hard to engage in conventional operations against nation states, but was ill-prepared, psychologically or organizationally, for counter-insurgency war. The Army’s ability to adapt to new developments has long been hampered by infighting and excessive conservatism in the upper reaches of the service’s hierarchy.To remedy this problem, in July 2018 the Army created the Futures Command (AFC). Its purpose is to unify the service-wide modernization effort under a single command, and oversee the development of new doctrine, equipment, organization, and training. According to Gen. John Murray, its head, the AFC “will conduct war-fighting and technology experimentation together, producing innovative, field-informed war-fighting concepts and working prototypes of systems that have a low risk of… being rejected by future war fighters. There are no game-changing technologies. There are only game-changing combinations of war-fighting concepts, technologies and organizations.”To say that General Murray has his work cut out for him is a massive understatement. He surely has one of the most difficult and important assignments in modern military history. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



              

    Single-Cell Transcriptomics: A High-Resolution Avenue for Plant Functional Genomics

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    Publication date: Available online 25 November 2019

    Source: Trends in Plant Science

    Author(s): Charlotte Rich-Griffin, Annika Stechemesser, Jessica Finch, Emma Lucas, Sascha Ott, Patrick Schäfer

    Plant function is the result of the concerted action of single cells in different tissues. Advances in RNA-seq technologies and tissue processing allow us now to capture transcriptional changes at single-cell resolution. The incredible potential of single-cell RNA-seq lies in the novel ability to study and exploit regulatory processes in complex tissues based on the behaviour of single cells. Importantly, the independence from reporter lines allows the analysis of any given tissue in any plant. While there are challenges associated with the handling and analysis of complex datasets, the opportunities are unique to generate knowledge of tissue functions in unprecedented detail and to facilitate the application of such information by mapping cellular functions and interactions in a plant cell atlas.


              

    Alcala & Jensen: The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict

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    Ronald T.P. Alcala (United States Military Academy) & Eric Talbot Jensen (Brigham Young Univ. - Law) have published The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict (Oxford Univ. Press 2019). Here's the abstract:
    Emerging technologies have always played an important role in armed conflict. From the crossbow to cyber capabilities, technology that could be weaponized to create an advantage over an adversary has inevitably found its way into military arsenals for use in armed conflict. The weaponization of emerging technologies, however, raises challenging legal issues with respect to the law of armed conflict. As States continue to develop and exploit new technologies, how will the law of armed conflict address the use of these technologies on the battlefield? Is existing law sufficient to regulate new technologies, such as cyber capabilities, autonomous weapons systems, and artificial intelligence? Have emerging technologies fundamentally altered the way we should understand concepts such as law-of-war precautions and the principle of distinction? How can we ensure compliance and accountability in light of technological advancement? This volume of the Lieber Studies explores these critical questions while highlighting the legal challenges—and opportunities—presented by the use of emerging technologies on the battlefield.

              

    F/SGL/PA-5418 - RESPONSABLE BACK OFFICE F/H

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    Dans le cadre d'une mission de 7 mois le magasin de SAINT GENISLAVAL(69), recherche un(e) Responsable Back Office. Membre du comité de Direction du magasin et rattaché(e) au Directeur(rice), vous assurez et fiabilisez au quotidien les opérations de gestion du magasin (Audit&Finance, Gestion, Sécurité, RH) et assurez l'interface sur ces périmètres avec les structures centrales concernées. Référent et facilitateur, vous accompagnez et animez de façon transversale les équipes au quotidien et appréciez partager votre savoir faire grâce à votre leadership naturel. Vos principales missions :  Assister le Directeur(rice) dans l'Exploitation commerciale du magasin : être support des équipes, transmettre les informations nécessaires à l'activité commerciale et garantir notamment la Satisfaction Client  Veiller à la bonne application des procédures internes par l'ensemble des collaborateurs  Participer à la préparation, à l'organisation et à l'analyse des résultats des inventaires  En collaboration avec le Directeur(rice) du Magasin et la Direction Financière, mettre en place des plans d'actions suite aux résultats des inventaires et des audits et suivre la mise en œuvre  En collaboration avec le Directeur(rice) de magasin, assurer le suivi de la prestation de la société de sécurité et participe à la préparation des commissions sécurité en magasin  Participer au recrutement et à l'intégration des nouveaux embauchés, ainsi qu'à la gestion administrative du personnel  Assister le Directeur(rice) de Magasin dans la bonne diffusion de l'information sociale au sein du magasin et au suivi des différents indicateurs sociaux  Vous êtes amené(e) à prendre l'intérim de la direction, et êtes cadre permanent du magasin. Référent(e) sur l'ensemble des axes de gestion du magasin, vous mettez à profit votre savoir-faire et votre vision transverse pour soutenir l'activité commerciale. Votre profil : A la fois rigoureux(se) et organisé(e), sensible au commerce, vous vous placez au cœur du magasin en structurant la gestion de l'activité commerciale. Vous êtes l'interlocuteur(rice) privilégié(e) des collaborateurs pour l'ensemble des questions RH. Bras droit du Directeur(rice) de Magasin, vous êtes reconnu(e) pour votre sens des responsabilités, votre implication terrain et votre disponibilité. Vous savez prendre des initiatives et souhaitez mettre vos compétences au service d'une marque forte, qui vous permettra de donner la pleine mesure de votre talent. Les possibilités d'évolution vers un poste de Directeur(rice) de magasin sont réelles et privilégiées.


    Ville : 69230 SAINT GENIS LAVAL
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    Relentless Liverpool march on as Man City stumble

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    Liverpool players during a minutes silence before the match against Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on Saturday.
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    LONDON, Saturday: Liverpool opened up an 11-point gap at the top of the Premier League on Saturday when the old adage that title winners churn out victories even when not at their best had a special ring.

    A couple of hours after champions Manchester City dropped two points at Newcastle United in a 2-2 draw, Liverpool scraped out a 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion despite having goalkeeper Alisson red-carded.

    It took Juergen Klopp’s relentless leaders to 40 points from 14 games after 13 wins and a draw with City on 29, the same as Leicester City who host Everton on Sunday.

    Chelsea’s grip on fourth place suddenly looks a little less tight as they suffered a first home defeat by West Ham United for seven years, Aaron Cresswell’s goal sealing a 1-0 win for the Hammers who had lost five of their last six games. Frank Lampard’s side have 26 points, six ahead of Jose Mourinho’s resurgent Tottenham Hotspur who claimed successive league wins for the first time since April as they beat Bournemouth 3-2 with Dele Alli twice on the scoresheet.

    Crystal Palace claimed a first league win in six games with a 2-0 victory at Burnley and Southampton came from behind to beat fellow strugglers Watford 2-1.

    All was calm at Anfield when Dutch central defender Virgil van Dijk scored two first-half headers against Brighton, but the second 45 minutes was anything but comfortable.

    Brighton had shown some threat and when Alisson rushed out of his goal in the 76nd minute and blatanly handled there was no option but to send him off — a rush of blood that will rule him out of the Merseyside derby.

    The immediate problem for Liverpool was that Lewis Dunk’s cheeky free kick beat sub keeper Adrian, prompting panic in the home ranks that Brighton looked capable of exploiting.

    Liverpool hung on but were breathing a sigh of relief at the final whistle as Klopp’s side stretched the club’s unbeaten league run to 31.

    “We should have gone better than we did in the second half but you have to give them credit as well,” Van Dijk said.

    “Unfortunately we got that red card with Alisson then we just had to defend.”

    City have now won only once in their last five games in all competitions and will be kicking themselves after twice leading at struggling Newcastle. Raheem Sterling’s 22nd-minute strike was quickly cancelled out by Jetro Willems but when Kevin de Bruyne’s sledgehammer shot restored their lead late on it seemed the points were in the bag before Liverpool player Jonjo Shelvey’s superb curling effort left them frustrated.

    “It’s a difficult one to take, conceding so late, having scored so late,” defender John Stones said.

    “Everything happened so quickly in the last 10 minutes — from elation to deflation.”

    Chelsea’s momentum has stalled after a second successive league defeat as Cresswell lifted the pressure on West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini. Chelsea’s response to going behind was disappointing and West Ham keeper David Martin, making his Premier League debut aged 33, was not overworked.

    Tottenham’s Mourinho enjoyed his third win in a week since taking over from sacked Mauricio Pochettino with Dele Alli’s brace and Moussa Sissoko putting them 3-0 ahead before two late goals by Harry Wilson took the gloss off the win.

    “I felt the boys felt a bit tired after playing a high intensity game, but we had the chance to score the fourth goals, but then in the Premier League the game is always alive,” Mourinho said.

    In the late kickoff basement battle, James Ward-Prowse struck a stunning free kick seven minutes from time as Southampton fought back to beat bottom side Watford and record their first home league win this season.

    Danny Ings equalised for the hosts after Watford had taken the lead through Ismaila Sarr and Southampton moved above Norwich into 18th place in the table. – Agencies

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    Significance of Pitch-Based Spectral Normalization for Children's Speech Recognition

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    It is well known from the literature that due to several acoustic mismatches, the recognition performances of children's speech using adult-trained-acoustic models get deteriorated. The differences in pitch and speaking rate are the two major factors that cause the acoustic mismatch between two groups of speakers. This work proposes to incorporate pitch information into an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system by exploiting the correlation between pitch and formants. By using the pitch-based spectrum normalization module in the front-end feature extraction process, the performance of mismatch ASR system is improved for children of different age groups. Further, fuzzy-based time scale modification is applied to study the effect of speaking-rate normalization on the proposed feature. The proposed feature results in relative improvement of $text{30}{%}$ and $text{33}{%}$ on DLSTM-based ASR system over the MFCC baseline without and with speaking-rate normalization, respectively.
              

    Supprimer des adresses dans la fonction "adresse" de la barre des taches

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    Forum: Windows, Mac, Linux et systèmes d'exploitation Ecrit par: aldo37 Heure du Message : 01/12/2019 à 16h35
              

    Proposition de mise à jour Windows 1903 3 fois/jours

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    Supprimer une LiveBox qui n'est plus installée mais qui apparait toujours dans le WIFI

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    Forum: Windows, Mac, Linux et systèmes d'exploitation Ecrit par: Coberle Heure du Message : 29/11/2019 à 17h07
              

    Réinstaller tout le PC

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    Forum: Windows, Mac, Linux et systèmes d'exploitation Ecrit par: lecowboy01 Heure du Message : 29/11/2019 à 09h41
              

    Erreur Net Framework

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    Forum: Windows, Mac, Linux et systèmes d'exploitation Ecrit par: Derpoutre Heure du Message : 27/11/2019 à 08h24
              

    Mise à jour Windows 1009 et antivirus

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    Forum: Windows, Mac, Linux et systèmes d'exploitation Ecrit par: kili73 Heure du Message : 26/11/2019 à 08h35
              

    Comment faire en sorte que windows ignore l'extinction de l'écran principal et ne switch pas le bureau sur l'écran 2?

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    Forum: Windows, Mac, Linux et systèmes d'exploitation Ecrit par: Linnchoeuh Heure du Message : 26/11/2019 à 01h32
              

    Problème carte graphique windows 10

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    Forum: Windows, Mac, Linux et systèmes d'exploitation Ecrit par: gigaserge Heure du Message : 24/11/2019 à 18h03
              

    Kernel-Power 41 (63) Lorsque PC inactif ou au bout d'un certain temps.

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    Forum: Windows, Mac, Linux et systèmes d'exploitation Ecrit par: OverKyL Heure du Message : 24/11/2019 à 14h01
              

    I prefer playing on mono account server

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    I prefer playing on mono account server в форуме Обсуждаем нашу продукцию.
    I used to play with Dofus on the Rushu server. Today I happened to stumble across this subreddit. This lead to me learning about the recent launching of Dofus retro. I have done a fast google search to find out more about what this really is dofus kamas echo, and it seems quite exciting! My question for all folk - how is Dofus retro? Does this have an energetic population? Does the Dofus game really feel pleasurable and alive? And correct me if I'm incorrect, but there isn't any server rn that is Language. So id say you should know that there are French men and women that are 90%, regardless of what server you choose.

    Login there and you'll see. I really don't have any problem with people. I am only saying it because he does not know.I've been on Algathe for around a week now, I think there's always going to be a smaller English player base. It's good to allow new players know there is a fantastic amount of English speakers around Algathe though.Don't be put off, however. As an English participant, I have not had an issue. Plenty of people have been speaking English and there is a few English speaking guilds. I've attempted a few servers also, all great.

    I think there are very few bots, what's Dofus retro, there are only a lot of thing which has a type of upgrade to deny"bug exploiter". Some individuals are rushing it and a few take their time, initially they wanted to open only 1 host but I believe there are in fact 8. Ankama will merge them the day there is not enough people.It is more alive however.. I dont know.. I mean my best memories belong to older Dofus yes. ( I began at 1.19 or even 1.20) but the thing with nostalgic feelings is: they are not as great as how you remember them. After enjoying with Dofus 2. Xx Dofus retro seems like hell lotta grinding which I dont have time as I used to have when I was a kid. All respects to older game but for me personally, I prefer playing on mono account server.

    For those you Dofus retro gamers on the market, have any of you found an active English speaking guild? If so, which server are you? Somewhat low level but I plan to become more pvp oriented than pve to get a while.Does that your guild welcome all degrees? I'm tempted to create a new character on Algathe just to join you guys, so clearly it would take me some time to get up and running.

    I came back and I have a level 199 Cra along with other four figures sprinkled around 100-120. I am asking specially for my Cra. Thank you all.that feeling once you threw away Dofus kamas playing RPS to your emote before recalling that the Dofus match is rigged.You spent an indecent amount of time composing this amusing message buy Kamas Dofus Retro. This is odd.You should laugh a little, that are the first step I would recommend if you want to jump back into a game.And that it wasn't a humorous message but only what that made me adore the Dofus game.
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    New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

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    There's a new and unusual ransomware strain making the rounds that you should be aware of. Called 'AnteFrigus,' it is primarily distributed via 'malvertising' that redirects users to the RIG exploit kit. ...
              

    Exploring the delights of India and Sri Lanka - by boat

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    AT school in a history lesson, I learned of the exploits of Vasco da Gama, the first European to discover India; at the time, I dreamed of visiting this fascinating country.
              

    Marketing Culturel Exploitez Votre Culture D Entreprise Et Transformez Vos Clients En Adeptes Laurent Benarbia Marc

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    Eccentricity detection of a six-phase induction motor with HFI

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    Eccentricity detection is an important topic in motor fault diagnosis and bearingless motor controls. In this study, a novel method is proposed for eccentricity detection of a six-phase motor based on high-frequency injection (HFI). Unlike the other planes of the multiphase motors, the 0_ component (the average of the differences between adjacent phases) is seldom adopted for signal injections. The proposed method exploits the 0_ component for signal injection which allows the injected signals to be decoupled from the rotating-magnetic-field-producing planes without occupying any of them (so that they can be assigned to other uses). In this study, the induction motor under HFI is simplified as a model with mutually decoupled winding pairs. The HF impedance of each phase under eccentricity is derived on the basis of this model. The proposed method is drawn from these theories and verified with experiments. It is shown in the experiments that the proposed method has excellent linearity; the estimations on orthogonal directions are decoupled; and the proposed method has satisfactory tracking bandwidth. The influence of saturation on the proposed method is justified by simulations. The capability of the proposed method to discriminate between different types of eccentricities is proved with experimental data.
              

    Les entreprises allemandes invitées à se lancer davantage en Afrique

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    Par Mounir Swissi Berlin considère que «c’est aux entreprises» allemandes de «découvrir et d’exploiter les opportunités qui s’ouvrent en Afrique». Tunis (dpa) – De nouveaux contrats d’investissements allemands dans des pays africains, ainsi que des «partenariats de reformes» ont été signés lors de la 3ème conférence du programme «Compact with Africa» (Pacte avec l’Afrique), tenue, […]
              

    Ruth Anthony-Gardner posted a discussion

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    Pathology Feeds Tyranny

    Paul Rosenberg delves into the role of pathology when tyranny overtakes democracy. The insights are worth your reading time. Rosenberg cites primarily two experts. I found the details of how bullies, narcissists, paranoids and psychopaths rise up to enable tyranny especially enlightening. Impeachment is tangential to his article.Although disordered individuals aren’t the primary underlying cause of democratic erosion, they exploit it ruthlessly and are the primary vectors in spreading chaos, turning rising tensions into unmanageable runaway conflicts,...Impeachment: A struggle to save democracy from the pathological cult of Donald TrumpElizabeth MikaWe are now a country where war criminals are pardoned and celebrated while innocent children are kept in cages, and this is considered normal.The corporate ownership of the media, the purpose of which is to sell ads and generate profits, makes it a natural ally of the political powers that be, with a compromised regard for truth and morality. [emphasis mine]Ian HughesDuring my research for “Disordered Minds,” one of the common features that emerged from studying the regimes of Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot and Mao was how violent thugs played a critical role at a local level in securing and maintaining each of these regime’s hold on power.Historian Frank Dikotter, for example, quotes one village resident recalling how during Mao’s violent collectivization of agriculture in China: “All the scamps and the village bullies, who had not done a stroke of honest work in their life, suddenly blossomed forth as the accredited members of the Communist Party."History shows that the dismantling of democracy by an autocrat is not an end in itself. Rather, it is the precondition that allows the tyrant to violently impose his narcissistic vision upon society. … we may find out, to our cost, what the narcissistic fantasy of Donald J Trump, really is.image sourceSee More

              

    Commis responsable avant du magasin (Superviseur) - Pharmaprix 1924 Ste-Foy - Quebec City, QC

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    S’assurer que les caissier(ère)s et les employé(e)s du marchandisage se conforment à toutes les politiques et procédures d’exploitation du magasin.
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    La Région Centre-Val de Loire au fil des canaux

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    Etendue sur les basses terres du Bassin parisien, la région Centre-Val de Loire a offert depuis le Moyen-Age un terrain propice à la canalisation de zones humides et à la création de cours d'eau artificiels. Facteur de développement économique et de diversité environnementale et paysagère, ce réseau hydrographique a contribué à tisser une forte identité régionale. Par leur beauté et leurs spécificités, ces nombreux canaux sont à la source d'un patrimoine et d'un art de vivre singuliers. Une véritable fierté que les habitants de la région ont immortalisé sur pellicule à travers un ensemble de films amateurs où la chronique locale et familiale peut emprunter, au détour d'une promenade, les perspectives de la grande Histoire.

     

    Les canaux en région Centre-Val de Loire, une histoire ancienne

    Au fil du temps, la canalisation de cours d'eau et la construction de canaux artificiels ont pu remplir de nombreuses fonctions : irrigation, drainage, protection militaire, activités industrielles, transport de marchandises, agrément. Pour répondre à tous ces besoins, ceux qui ont conçu les canaux qui nous sont parvenus ont pu avoir recours aux techniques les plus élaborées. Soucieux d'assainir les marécages environnants, de profiter de leur fertilité et de limiter les crues, les moines de Bourges choisissent au Moyen-Âge de réorganiser entièrement le lit majeur de l'Yèvre et de la Voiselle, créant ainsi les canaux des marais de Bourges. Une histoire comparable voit l'Indre donner naissance au canal de Beaulieu-les-Loches, le Loir être réaménagé par les moines de l'Abbaye de la Trinité à Vendôme. Ce type d'opération se répète dans la Beauce à Bonneval dont l'origine des canaux se confond avec celle de l'Abbaye Saint-Florentin, ou encore à Montargis où les nombreuses voies d'eau du centre historique rappellent que la ville est construite sur une vaste zone humide sensée la protéger des agressions extérieures.

    Avec l'avènement de la Renaissance, l'évolution des techniques et de l'architecture favorise l'épanouissement d'un nouvel art de vivre. Les douves deviennent de grands miroirs par la grâce de rivières détournées de leur lit. Les parcs des châteaux se peuplent de fontaines et de jeux d'eau qui utilisent les canaux pour l'irrigation mais aussi comme ornements structurants de grandioses perspectives comme à Chambord, Chenonceau ou à Villandry. Arrivé d'Italie, cet art de canaliser l'eau jusqu'au cœur des jardins de prestige culmine à Versailles où le célèbre parc entourant le château suscite à lui seul la création d'un pharaonique réseau hydrographique dont l'un des bras les plus sophistiqués - jamais achevé - devait venir puiser l'eau de l'Eure directement sur les terres des évêques de Chartres.

    Au XVIIème siècle, la région voit d'ailleurs la naissance du plus ancien canal français « à bief de partage ». A l'initiative d'Henri IV, sur proposition de son ministre Sully qui y voit une chance de prospérité économique propre à mettre fin aux troubles des guerres de religion, le canal de Briare permet dès 1642 de relier le bassin de la Loire à celui de la Seine en franchissant la ligne de partage des eaux. On peut observer sur son cours certains des plus beaux ouvrages d'art du territoire français, de l'échelle d'écluses de Rogny-les-Sept-Ecluses au célèbre pont-canal de Briare. De cet exploit technique incontesté découlent d'autres réalisations au siècle suivant comme le canal d'Orléans et le canal du Loing. Nouvelle période de révolutions technologiques et de grand développement économique, le XIXème siècle voit à son tour l'avènement du canal de Berry, du canal latéral à la Loire, puis du canal de la Sauldre.

     

    Filmer les riverains

    Le décor des canaux est déjà posé en région Centre-Val-de-Loire lorsque le cinéma amateur fait son apparition au tournant des années 1930. A l'époque, Jean Vigo n'a pas encore transfiguré la péniche "Atalante" en métaphore de la destinée humaine. Le monde des canaux et des mariniers, associé au labeur et à l'industrie, ne fait pas autant rêver que les tourelles ouvragées des châteaux de la Loire et il est bien difficile de trouver un cinéaste amateur considérant ce décor atypique comme digne d'intérêt. Ce n'est que dans l'immédiate après-guerre que la curiosité des réalisateurs commence à se poser sur les canaux de la région Centre. Leur attention se porte tout d'abord sur les ouvrages d'art célèbres comme le pont-canal de Briare, immortalisé par Raymond Léveillé en 1947, ou celui du Guétin filmé par Maurice Carré dans les années 1960. On peut y suivre le lent ballet des péniches encore halées par de vieux camions Latil. Ce sont avant tout la dimension monumentale et la prouesse technique que l'on cherche alors à illustrer. Il faut dire que les travaux d'infrastructures peuvent apporter leur lot de spectacle et l'aménagement ou l'entretien des canaux suscitent toujours l'admiration de passionnés. Comme ceux que l'on retrouve au hasard des images de Jean-Claude Bourbon et Jean-Claude Turpin, en train d'assister au ballet des pelleteuses dans le canal de Berry, attroupés sur la margelle d'un pont de Noyers-sur-Cher comme on s'accouderait au balcon d'un Opéra.

    Eléments structurants du paysage régional, les canaux se font aussi terrains de jeu dans l'objectif des réalisateurs locaux. Comme lorsque Bernard Vattan suit les glissades folles d'une Citroën 2CV tirant des luges ou les déambulations d'un camion tractant des badauds en sabots sur la glace du canal latéral à la Loire dans les environs de Saint-Satur. Les lieux de travail que sont les canaux se muent aussi parfois en villégiatures insouciantes. Après l'effort, les corps se délassent le temps d'une baignade dans le canal de la Sauldre, près de Lamotte-Beuvron où la caméra de Maurice Derbois saisit dans les années 1950 la vie joyeuse d'une guinguette au parfum de congés payés. En 1977, c'est un concours de pêche rassemblant les Vierzonnais sur les quais du canal de Berry qu'André Chamrobert documente sur pellicule.

    Le long des voies navigables régionales, traditions et fêtes populaires semblent rythmer la vie des mariniers de manière immuable. C'est notamment le cas des joutes de Combreux, magnifiquement filmées par Roger Prenois sur le canal d'Orléans en 1947. Les nefs aux noms évoquateurs - "Tiens toi bien", "Prends garde à toi", "Toi aussi", portent chacune 9 hommes qui joutent à tour de rôle, tout de blanc vêtus comme le veut le tradition et en appui sur le "tabagnon" - sorte de plateforme fixée à la poupe du bateau. Les nefs se croisent à bâbord: on dit que les coméptiteurs joutent "à la lyonnaise". Toujours sur le canal d'Orléans, les tournois filmés par Pierre Robiteau à Fay-aux-Loges en 1963 ne présentent guère de changement, si ce n'est peut-être le nombre d'hommes présents sur chaque nef. La même année, Pierre Robiteau nous montre également d'étonnantes cavalcades nautiques, ainsi qu'une courses de hors-bords suivie d'une compétition de ski nautique, deux sports alors particulièrement à la mode. Des séquences qui ne sont pas sans évoquer les traditions de la marine de Loire que l'on peut découvrir dans les images tournées par André Chamrobert en 1984 et 1985 tout près du canal latéral à la Loire, à hauteur de Saint-Thibault-sur-Loire. Mais cette fois, les mariniers de la confrérie Saint-Roch joutent "à la parisienne". Moins nombreux, ils se croisent par tribord et n'ont pas de boucliers pour recevoir la perche. Avis aux intrépides! 

     

    Les réalisateurs amateurs, témoins d'une aventure collective

    A mesure que les travailleurs des canaux désertent les voies navigables, relégués aux fêtes votives par la concurrence d'autres moyens de transports toujours plus rapides, les réalisateurs commencent à changer leur approche de ce qui relève désormais d'un patrimoine commun appartenant à la légende locale. Peu à peu, Montargis se rêve en « Venise du Gâtinais » avec la passerelle Victor Hugo conçue par les ateliers Eiffel en guise de moderne Rialto. En 1965, ses berges verdoyantes et pittoresques, devenues sans doute un peu trop paisibles, se parent de mélancolie dans l'objectif de Jacques Pasquet. La roue de l'ancien moulin à tan bordant le canal de Briare ne tourne plus et le bâtiment accueille depuis les années 1920 l'atelier de fabrication des praslines Mazet qui disparaitra dans les flammes en 1979. Désormais dépourvus de fonction défensive, les fossés de Bonneval et l'Abbaye Saint-Florentin qu'ils protégèrent jadis au coeur de la Beauce offrent une décor féérique aux promenades familiales filmées par Jean Besnard en 1971. C'est encore et toujours l'empreinte insolite du passé qu'on cherche à déchiffrer dans l'entrelacs des canaux de Bourges au tournant des années 1990. A une époque de forte expansion du tourisme fluvial, les historiens locaux comme Yvon René se prennent désormais de passion pour ces témoins du génie civil que sont les canaux de la région Centre. De véritables prouesses techniques devant lesquelles s'émerveillèrent en leur temps quelques dignitaires des antipodes, comme l'illustre Kosa Pan, ambassadeur du roi du Siam, venu découvrir les travaux menés par Vauban sur le canal de Louis XIV à Maintenon le 2 septembre 1686. 

     


              

    In Africa, OPay and WeChat have more in common than just being super apps

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    With its recent exploits in Africa, OPay has more  in common than meets the eye with Chinese super app, WeChat which once officially operated in the continent. Techpoint.Africa

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    New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

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    No NAFTA 2.0 vote until it’s fixed

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    As Washington prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, a move is afoot in the other Washington to pass another “free trade” agreement that makes the same mistakes as its predecessors by putting corporations at the center of the deal, and not working people.

    Last week, a group of Democrats attempted to pressure House leaders to bring President Trump’s U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), a deal intended to replace the failed NAFTA, up for a vote. While progress is being made to improve this agreement, the AFL-CIO’s position on the USMCA remains unchanged: Congress should not put the deal to a vote until the fixes America’s unions have insisted upon are incorporated into the final agreement.

    TAKE A STAND — It’s not clear whether any of Washington’s Democratic congressional delegation was among those pressing for a vote to pass this new NAFTA, but the AFL-CIO is urging all union members to call members of Congress at 1-855-856-7545 and tell them: No vote until NAFTA is fixed. (Download, print and share this flyer urging others to do the same.)

    “Our allies on Capitol Hill understand that getting this done right is more important than getting it done fast,” said AFL-CIO President Trumka as the Trump White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce try to rush a vote on the new NAFTA. “So until the administration can show us in writing that the new NAFTA is truly enforceable with stronger labor standards, there is still more work to be done.”

    Trumka is reportedly meeting with congressional Democrats today to make that clear.

    BACKGROUND — Trade relationships can be an opportunity to strengthen democracy, stimulate economies and uplift the well-being of working people here and around the world. But, they can also be used as a way to harm and undermine us. For a generation, corporations have used trade deals to rig the rules of the economy in their favor, at the expense of working families.

    Now, the conversation around trade is changing. We shouldn’t be talking about minimizing the collateral damage of corporate trade deals. We should be talking about how to write agreements that actually advance our interests.

    NAFTA isn’t broken. It’s done exactly what it was meant to do. It’s exploited workers in Mexico, and disrupted lives here in the United States. It’s taken money out of workers’ pockets and put it in the hands of a few billionaires.

    So, the solution can’t be a new NAFTA. It can’t be a rebrand or a sliver of change. The only answer is to include a strong enforcement mechanism for raising wages and protecting the rights of working people.

    This renegotiation process is an incredible opportunity. It’s a chance to secure that kind of change — to create trade policy that truly prioritizes working families. Unfortunately, that has not yet happened. As it stands, this agreement is nothing more than NAFTA with some pluses and minuses. But, there’s still a chance to make it work for working people. Here’s how that can happen:

    • Mexico must show it can fund and implement long overdue labor reforms allowing workers to form real unions and negotiate better wages and working conditions. Passing laws isn’t good enough.
    • The agreement’s labor standards and enforcement provisions need to be dramatically strengthened. The International Trade Commission’s recent report confirmed what we already knew: without a way to hold all three countries accountable, this deal isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.
    • The administration needs to loosen pharmaceutical corporations’ death grip on prescription drug prices. The current deal would hand Big Pharma a guaranteed, continent-wide, decade-long monopoly over life-saving medicines, locking in exorbitant prices. These provisions must be removed.
    • The deal must strengthen rules of origin for all manufacturing sectors and allow country-of-origin labeling for agricultural products.

    This deal is incomplete. A vote would be premature. And any effort to force it through as is will be met by nationwide opposition from the labor movement.

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    Intégré(e) au sein de la Direction Unité Opérationnelle Conditionnement et notamment à l'activité Maintenance, l'Intervenant Mécanique a pour objectifs de : Assurer dans son domaine technique la maintenance (préventive, corrective et contrôle périodique) des installations, matériels, appareils et équipements en atelier et/ou sur installation, dans le respect des règles Qualité/Sûreté/Sécurité et Environnement de l’établissement. * Réaliser le diagnostic des dysfonctionnements et des pannes, en utilisant les systèmes d'information (Gestion de production, interfaces de conduite, système d'aide au diagnostic, etc ...). * Participer à la préparation des dossiers et opérations de maintenance (approvisionnements, modes opératoires, plans, documents de Maîtrise des Risques Opérationnels, …). * Prendre en compte les documents de Maîtrise des Risques Opérationnels nécessaires à l’intervention. * Remettre en état, régler ou remplacer les pièces ou ensembles défectueux. * Réaliser les opérations de maintenance préventives. * Prendre les dispositions nécessaires face aux aléas, en concertation avec le Pilote de Maintenance. * Effectuer un auto-contrôle de la totalité de l’intervention effectuée. * Identifier les sorties de standards et initier les documents associés (AMPA, INRTQC, Demande d’Action, …). * Effectuer les essais sur site après réparation, les faire valider si possible par l’exploitant. * Effectuer le repli de chantier, initier les évacuations de déchets et de matériel. * Rédiger les Fiches de Contrôle ou Procès-Verbaux et émettre les Demandes de Prestation de Discordance si nécessaire. * Rendre compte au Pilote de Maintenance de l’avancement et du résultat de ses interventions. * Rédiger un compte rendu d'intervention dans la Gestion de Maintenance Assistée par Ordinateur (GMAO) (codes pannes, description des interventions, temps passé, temps perdus, …). * Participer au retour d'expérience, proposer des actions d’amélioration (mise à jour des modes opératoires, améliorations techniques, …)

    Intégré(e) au sein de la Direction Unité Opérationnelle Conditionnement et notamment à l'activité Maintenance, l'Intervenant Mécanique a pour objectifs de : Assurer dans son domaine technique la maintenance (préventive, corrective et contrôle périodique) des installations, matériels, appareils et équipements en atelier et/ou sur installation, dans le respect des règles QSSE de l’établissement. * Réaliser le diagnostic des dysfonctionnements et des pannes, en utilisant les systèmes d'information (Gestion de production, interfaces de conduite, système d'aide au diagnostic, etc ...). * Participer à la préparation des dossiers et opérations de maintenance (approvisionnements, modes opératoires, plans, documents de Maîtrise des Risques Opérationnels, …). * Prendre en compte les documents de Maîtrise des Risques Opérationnels nécessaires à l’intervention. * Remettre en état, régler ou remplacer les pièces ou ensembles défectueux. * Réaliser les opérations de maintenance préventives définies dans les gammes de MP. * Prendre les dispositions nécessaires face aux aléas, en concertation avec le Pilote de Maintenance. * Effectuer un auto-contrôle de la totalité de l’intervention effectuée. * Identifier les sorties de standards et initier les documents associés (AMPA, INRTQC, Demande d’Action, …). * Effectuer les essais sur site après réparation, les faire valider si possible par l’exploitant. * Effectuer le repli de chantier, initier les évacuations de déchets et de matériel. * Rédiger les Fiches de Contrôle ou Procès-Verbaux et émettre les Demandes de Prestation de Discordance si nécessaire. * Rendre compte au Pilote de Maintenance de l’avancement et du résultat de ses interventions. * Rédiger un compte rendu d'intervention dans la Gestion de Maintenance Assistée par Ordinateur (GMAO) (codes pannes, description des interventions, temps passé, temps perdus, …). * Participer au REX, proposer des actions d’amélioration (mise à jour des modes opératoires, améliorations techniques, …) au travers de l’écran M350 de la GMAO. * Participer à des chantiers TPM.
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    The ART of Having Children jbanderson Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:28 Life and Health Family and Relationships Science and Environment Fall 2019 Interview The ART of Having Children Is Assisted Reproductive Technology the Wave of the Future? Dan Cloer

    In the face of increasing options for selecting our future children, author and medical doctor Robert Klitzman asks, “What kind of society do we want in terms of our ability to design babies?”

    “I’m looking for a sperm donor,” she said.

    So begins Robert Klitzman’s new book. If you’re imagining that Klitzman is a provocative new writer of edgy cosmopolitan fiction, guess again. In Designing Babies: How Technology Is Changing the Ways We Create Children (2020), the medical doctor explores the many ways in which babies are created today. These ARTs (assisted reproductive technologies) may seem like fiction, but they’re not. Increasing numbers of hopeful parents are investing in ART procedures.

    In vitro fertilization (or IVF, the bringing together of sperm and egg outside the body) is the core ART process. Since Louise Brown’s birth in 1978, IVF has added more than 8 million babies to both traditional and nontraditional families. But many millions more embryos and pregnancies have been unsuccessful. The grief, frustration and financial costs can be overwhelming; even the relationship between potential parents can be ruined by the unfulfilled dream of having an ART child. Meanwhile, leftover embryos are often kept in a frozen limbo awaiting destruction, gestational adoption, or parental retrieval for another round of treatment and possible birth.

    So when a friend asked Klitzman, “Do you want to be the father of my child?” he had plenty to think about. “You wouldn’t have to do anything other than donate the sperm,” she assured him. He writes that although the proposition was “tempting,” he worried, “What if I disagreed with her about how to raise our child?” He eventually told her no.

    “I have often wondered if I made the right decision. I will never know. But the choice helped me understand the predicaments that countless potential parents confront.”

    Robert Klitzman, Designing Babies

    “We now face crucial moral, social, cultural, psychological, and existential conundrums about how to employ these technologies,” he remarks; “whether to monitor or control them and, if so, how; and more broadly, where as a species we are or should be heading; and what responsibilities, if any, we have in these realms.”

    Echoing the advice of most scientists involved in this brave new world of designing babies, he writes, “We need now to enhance discussion, awareness and understandings of these issues among patients, their families, clinicians in various fields, professional organizations, policymakers, and the public at large.”

    Klitzman is a professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University. He also cofounded and codirected the Center for Bioethics and is a member of the Research Ethics Advisory Panel of the US Department of Defense and of the New York State Stem Cell Commission. His previous books include, among others, The Ethics Police? (2015) and Am I My Genes? (2012).

    Vision contributor Dan Cloer spoke with Klitzman about what he discovered from writing Designing Babies. The conversation began with Chinese biophysics researcher He Jiankui’s reasons for proceeding with germ-line editing of human embryos.

     

    DC He Jiankui created a set of guidelines called “Draft Ethical Principles for Therapeutic Assisted Reproductive Technologies” to support his use of CRISPR for editing human embryos last year. How would you evaluate these principles?

    RK They sound good, but we need more than nice words. With ethical principles, God is in the details, so to speak. The issue with any ethical principle is how it will be interpreted and applied. And what does one do when different ethical principles conflict? In general, He’s principles are fine, but they are not complete. Most specifically, what is missing for me is that he does not address questions of risk and external review.

    It’s not just that there may potentially be benefits to gene editing down the line, but what are the risks for someone today? Ideally, the CRISPR gene-editing tool might be used to intervene when no alternative treatment exists and the patient will otherwise die. In this case, there are good treatments for HIV and methods for avoiding transmission of HIV to a child. Gene editing was not necessary; the risks outweighed the benefits.

    The other crucial element in international ethical guidelines is the need for a process of external review. It’s not enough for scientists to say, “I’m going to cure people. I made this invention in my laboratory, and I’m going to give it to everyone and save their lives!” There must be an outside reviewer to say, “Wait a second. What is it? What are the risks? What are you going to tell people about it?”

    We know that every scientist has conflicts of interest. They want their discovery, intervention or innovation to work. Unfortunately, there have been many cases where scientists, in their eagerness to show that their idea works, overlook risks and problems. For instance, one of He’s principles was “Organizations developing genetic cures have a deep moral obligation to serve families of every background.” We know now that he had plans to develop an offshore clinic to design babies for wealthy people around the world, who would come to wherever the clinic was located. That certainly shows a conflict of interest. Was he going to provide services for poor people too? Did he feel obliged by that statement to serve everyone?

    DCIVF itself is very expensive—maybe $15–20,000 for one treatment cycle. That’s a high bar for many right now, even before we start adding embryo gene sequencing and, at some point, gene editing. And there is no money-back guarantee.

    RKThese technologies can help us and they can hurt us. They have the potential to make us better by eliminating some diseases, but also to make us more unequal by enhancing the children of people who can pay for it.

    “I suspect that CRISPR will eventually be introduced at fertility clinics in various countries. Someone will come along and offer something—IQ, physical traits, other abilities—and it will cost thousands of dollars.”

    Robert Klitzman

    For technologies that we are using right now, like Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis (PGD, used to examine IVF embryos for abnormalities), we already face questions of equity and access. It’s great that couples who may have inherited genes associated with breast cancer can have embryos examined and screened. But the procedure is expensive and often not covered by insurance. So wealthy people can afford to screen their embryos and maybe remove a disease like breast cancer from their family. Up to now, genetic diseases have been equal-opportunity killers. In the future, I think these conditions may increasingly become diseases of the poor. Obviously a lot of social questions arise when the wealthy can remove a mutation from their gene pool while others cannot.

    DCYou say that your views concerning infertility changed while writing Designing Babies. “What I saw astonished me,” you write. “These men and women shed light on the myriad, unforeseen facets and ramifications of these new technologies and dramatically altered my views.” How so?

    RKI started out in some ways wary of altering the genes of future generations. But I quickly realized that there are times when it might be helpful. PGD can be used to get rid of serious diseases. The key issue is to avoid bad uses and reduce the risks. Rather than saying that designing babies will be either good or bad, the question is when is it good, and when is it bad? It is not monolithic.

    DCDo you see any ethical problem in creating IVF embryos that will be tested and rejected or passed on from the clinic to the lab to be used in research? What about surrogate gestation?

    RKPersonally, no—but informed consent is important. We have hundreds of thousands of unused embryos in this country. Couples understandably don’t want to throw them out, but sometimes they don’t want to pay for storage either. But what is the moral status of an embryo? This is also an important question in the abortion and stem-cell debates. My opinion is that if a couple is trying to avoid passing on a gene associated with a serious disease, and some embryos have that gene, then it’s okay not to use these embryos. These are unfortunate choices that have to be made.

    Similarly, I was quite wary of the idea of buying and selling eggs or sperm, or women renting their wombs [as gestational surrogates]. There are real concerns about exploitation of women and horror stories of children abandoned when the prospective parents changed their minds and no longer wanted the child after the surrogate gave birth. But as I looked into the issue through my interviews and learned about the women who were gestational surrogates, I found that many of them were not, in fact, being exploited. They knew what they were doing: “Hey, I have two or three kids of my own and if I can make $90,000 just sitting around the house, that could help me pay for my kids’ college education.”

    DCSo you began to think differently because you were no longer just at your desk mulling it over academically?

    RKExactly right. I wrote this book because the public debate is still focused on whether these technologies are “good” or “bad.” What’s missing are the voices of people who are personally involved, invested. Gloria Steinem tells the story of potential exploitation and impoverished women being forced to be surrogates against their will. At least in the US, the data do not support that. Certainly exploitation is bad, and we want to avoid it. But it’s not clear to me that it is happening. Doing research and finding out what the lived experiences are from the people involved really opened my eyes.

    This speaks to the fact that many people don’t yet know much about these technologies. It’s true of gene editing but also of other forms of ART: buying and selling eggs and sperm, renting wombs. It affects lots of people but goes largely unexamined because there are taboos against talking about sex and reproduction. Men don’t like to talk about impotence and low sperm count, feeling it means they are not “macho.” Women feel great shame about the fact that their eggs aren’t working or that they’ve had to buy someone else’s eggs, and that they are therefore not genetically related to their child. There’s secrecy and fear. Parents are afraid that their daughter won’t love them as much if she finds out that her mom is not actually her genetic mother. But these secrets have costs. Kids may find these things out later and can become very upset and feel betrayed. Evidence suggests that children should be told from an early age that other people helped bring them into the world, or however a parent might want to communicate that.

    I also came to realize how prevalent these issues are. In Denmark, for example, 7 percent of all births occur through some form of ART, and I believe that will soon be the number in the US. This is a big issue that we need to pay more attention to, on both the personal and the policy level. The CDC [Centers for Disease Control] collect some data, but there’s more to do.

    DCWe don’t collect and apply data very well, you say. But there are things potential users of these technologies should know—darker things that you learned as well.

    RKWe do need data, but some issues stand out even now. We know that over 40 percent of twins born through IVF have medical problems. Yet fertility doctors, using IVF, commonly implant multiple embryos to increase the odds of a successful birth; it’s a selling point for the clinic. If I’m an IVF doctor, I can say, “Look at how many live births I have.” It’s good marketing, but not so good for the baby. I did not know this, and many IVF patients don’t know it either. That’s why many European countries that provide national health-care coverage for IVF and for neonatal intensive care units have much stricter rules than we do in the US concerning the number of embryos doctors can transfer into the womb.

    A lot of data could be readily gotten, but reporting is not mandatory, and many clinics don’t want to provide their statistics. Clinics that don’t report are actually increasing their business, so there’s almost a reverse incentive. Changes in policy could address this problem, but unfortunately the lack of data is not accidental. Many clinics don’t want to tell potential customers that there may be problems; they just want to say, “We’ll bring a baby into your life.” Some clinics don’t want young women they recruit as egg donors to fully understand that the procedures might cause harms, such as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, which can have serious symptoms. Collecting and publishing more data might reveal limitations and dangers.

    “I would say that more information is better for those who are considering using these procedures; but some IVF doctors don’t want all the data out there, and they have had sway.”

    Robert Klitzman

    DCYou’ve called the ART industry in the United States a kind of Wild West in terms of the relative lack of regulation. Is there a business opportunity here to form some sort of watchdog group?

    RKThe American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and other physician organizations have done a good job of coming up with guidelines in many areas, but I think they can go further. For example, ASRM permits selecting the sex of a baby for “family balancing.” But what does that phrase really mean? A couple has one girl and now wants a boy? Or they have four girls and now want a boy? The organization needs to be more specific. The question of enforcement also arises. In terms of egg donation, we know that young women’s eggs are biologically better. But should a doctor try to get 18- to 21-year-old women to sell their eggs? How risky is this for their own reproductive future? Guidelines say doctors should not recruit such young women, but clinics often do so anyway. Hence, even when there are guidelines, many clinics don’t follow them and resist stronger guidelines. Today there’s little if any consequence for not adhering to them.

    In this “Wild West,” cowboys are often doing what they want without too much supervision. There are many wonderful IVF doctors; by no means am I saying they are all bad. But oversight and greater openness to potential limitations are important.

    The danger of jumping in right now and attempting to design babies using CRISPR/gene editing is that we really don’t know the full effects. Patients should be able to make fully informed decisions.

    DCIn the real Wild West, people knew it was wild because they had a model of what civilization looked like. But we don’t have a model for reference. We’re building from scratch.

    RKYes. Part of this is because of ever newer technologies. But just as with implanting multiple embryos, doctors widely used—and sometimes still use—technologies that turned out to be more harmful and less beneficial than thought. A technique called ICSI [intracytoplasmic sperm injection] took one sperm from a man with a very low sperm count and injected it directly into an egg. Now ICSI is used for two thirds of all patients, without regard to the man’s fertility. But the procedure turns out to double the risk of the child having intellectual disabilities. Unfortunately many potential parents don’t realize this. It may help get you pregnant, but it can cause problems.

    A major challenge of the “Wild West” is that doctors might be making a lot of money but may not always communicate the risks as well as they should, because they have a conflict of interest: profiting from what they’re doing.

    DCWhere do your books Designing Babies and Am I My Genes? overlap?

    RKAt one point scientists thought they would discover the cancer gene, the alcoholic gene, the schizophrenia gene. But lo and behold, we’re finding out that for most common diseases and traits, many genes are involved. Diseases can also be partly genetic, partly environmental. There’s a lot of nuance.

    “Listing the potential causes of a disease is like describing the possible reasons for a traffic jam: Did a car break down? Was there an accident? Is a bridge closed? Is it icy? Is it rush hour? Or some combination of those?”

    Robert Klitzman

    Several companies market direct-to-consumer genetic testing, pushing the idea that these services will “give you important health information” and “help you get control of your health.” Precision medicine can indeed potentially help many people. But our genetics are complicated. Am I My Genes? explored how genetic testing serves almost as a Rorschach, with people interpreting the information in varying ways.

    The idea for Designing Babies grew from my work on Genes. When I interviewed people at risk for Huntington’s, I thought I would hear about issues of discrimination or insurance. But what I heard was concerns about their kids—whether to adopt or abort, or to test embryos. I heard a very disturbing observation: “If I abort or don’t choose an embryo because it has the same mutation that I have, I should have been aborted; am I saying that my life was not worth living?” That question still haunts me. It made me want to investigate further the ethical, moral, social and psychological questions that assisted reproductive technologies present us.

    The common element and challenge that comes from both books is that we still know relatively little about genes. It’s been only 60 years or so since the discovery of the DNA helix and how hereditary information is encoded. The human genome was first sequenced less than 20 years ago. Much of what we have found is not what we expected.

    DCYou write about “individual procreative liberty.” Do you have any concern that in the future parents might be pressured to use ART to avoid creating an “imperfect” child? Could there be a time when national health care includes or compels IVF, and that parents who opt to have children with disease will be ostracized and lose access to social services because they willingly brought a baby into the world that would require more than its share of medical and support resources?

    RKPast attempts to improve the genes of people led to horrific results. Nazi Germany sought to remove bad genes by killing people. Hitler got his ideas about eugenics from the United States and our unfortunate history of racism. In the 1920s, we had eugenics fairs and better-baby contests. So we need to be very careful about efforts to improve our genes.

    Given our history, however, it’s hard to predict what the government will do. We know that at one point the government pushed sterilization of the so-called feebleminded. And the question of abortion is obviously very contentious.

    The cost of IVF will be an important factor in shaping its possible future. We don’t have enough money to provide basic health services to all citizens now. So even if IVF becomes more accessible and less expensive, which I think it will to a certain degree, I don’t think it will ever be mandated. People just get pregnant “naturally” all the time, planned or unplanned. I don’t think we’re going to get to the point where we’ll just not support you unless you used IVF.

    DCWhat is the most important question your book helps us explore?

    RKWhat kind of society do we want in terms of our ability to design babies—whether choosing or discarding certain embryos; buying and selling human eggs, sperm, and embryos; or altering genes directly?

    As with all technologies, ARTs can be used for good or for bad. How do we choose the good over the bad? Do we want to live in a world where people use all of these technologies with few limits? Undoubtedly everyone in America knows someone, whether they realize it or not, who has had infertility problems and has used these technologies. These patients’ journeys have often been lonely and isolating.

    I think the book can help open up the conversation and assist us all—as individuals, as friends and family members, and as a society as a whole—in figuring out how best to use these technologies for our own good.

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    Interesting article here connecting the cartels and 'cheap' ag labor.

    ...Many Americans look to our small towns and rural areas as a refuge from some of the criminal problems in the larger cities, yet if agricultural interests are allowed to continue bringing in other countries’ criminals, rural areas might have it worse in the end.

    Yesterday, Beth Warren of the Louisville Courier Journal posted an enthralling and detailed report on how El Mencho’s Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has penetrated many of our rural communities in Kentucky and all over the country with its drug trafficking network. However, an otherwise well-researched article largely glosses over the fact that [the] reason trafficking can blend into these areas is because of the endless stream of illegal immigrant labor serving as both willing and reluctant traffickers for the cartels.

    Warren portrays the immigrants in a better light and reports on concerns that “Hispanic workers find themselves looked at with suspicion because of political rhetoric that brands the drug trade and immigration as one and the same.” Nonetheless, she inadvertently gives away the farm, writing that “the cartel exploits its connections with otherwise hard-working immigrants.” Hence, the illegal alien laborer pipeline of drugs, gangs, and crime into Norman Rockwell’s America....
    Well, that adds a bit of spice to the stew.  

              

    570343-2019: France-Tignes: Services d'exploitation d'aéroport

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    570337-2019: Italie-Canzo: Services d'exploitation d'installations sportives

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    570335-2019: France-Luzenac: Services d'exploitation d'installations sportives

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    570332-2019: Grèce-Athènes: Services d'exploitation portuaire

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    Whiteston Motion Pictures Making "History" [FJ014]

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    The inspirational rise and fall (and rise again) story of how Whitestone Motion Pictures came from the brink of throwing in the towel, to shooting a project for The History Channel.

    If you've been listening to this podcast since the beginning, you know that there is only one person who's been featured on the show more times than show regulars JD and Yolanda. That person is Atlanta filmmaker Brandon McCormick of Whitestone Motion Pictures. After posting last week's bonus episode about Brandon's incredible database of feature film screenshots, it occurred to me that out of all the episodes in which he's appeared, I've never really given any kind of in-depth story about the history of Whitestone and his journey as a filmmaker. So today, that's what I have. This week's episode is a tad longer than normal, but I promise you'll savor every inspirational minute.

    We cover such topics as:

    • How and why they do the kind of work they do
    • His affection for nostalgic and period pieces
    • His thoughts on artists vs. artisans and the significance of the difference
    • The trials and tribulations of almost making their first feature film and the lessons he learned
    • How the History Channel project came about
    • And of course, it wouldn't be a Brandon McCormick episode without some profoundly poignant ending that makes you wanna go out and conquer the world!

    Music in this Episode

    In order of appearance, the music in this episode:

    The rest of the songs are from the soundtrack of "That's Magic," music and lyrics by Nicholas Kirk, courtesy of Whitestone Motion Pictures. All rights reserved.

    Click here to learn about Creative Commons licenses and meanings.

    Whitestone's Work

    Click here to see a clip of the Roanoke Film. Left/Right is the New York production company that handled the shoot and post. Brandon and his team handled the creative (writing, directing, exec producing, production design, etc.)

    Here are some other films worth checking out:

    • That's Magic: The film that inspired this episode.
    • Tiny Little Words: The touching story about the first heart transplant. All shot in one take.
    • Blood on My Name: This was the film that got Brandon and Nick meetings in Hollywood: their "southern gothic Americana folklore musical."

    Learn How Stillmotion Tells Emmy Award-winning Stories

    Stillmotion’s Muse Storytelling is the process they use to tell the kind of stories that has helped them garner five Emmys, and go from shooting weddings to shooting the Super Bowl. They’ve generously offered our listeners a special offer. Details are in the episode.

    Grow in Your Craft and Career

    We're also supported by YOU, the listeners. Become a Dare Dreamer FM Premium member and gain access to bonus episodes, ebooks, templates, and other resources to help you grow in your craft and career.

    Speaking of which, click here to go to the blog post where Premium Members can listen to two bonus tracks:

    • An early access to the extended 15-minute bonus clip mentioned in the episode where Brandon gives more details about the History Channel production.
    • My old "Crossing the 180" podcast interview with Brandon from 2010 that has more specific details about Whitestone's history: how Brandon got started at 12Stone; their production process while there; the importance of story; and much more.
    • My follow-up "Crossing the 180" interview with Brandon about the making of the Whitestone film "The Candy Shop: A Fairytale about the Sexual Exploitation of Children", using candy as a metaphor for under-aged girls. It's a powerful and creative film about an important topic. It stars the famous character actor Doug Jones ("Silver Surfer", "Pan's Labyrinth", and "Arrow", to name a paltry few) as The Candy Man.

    Only Premium Members will get access to these bonus clips, so sign up today.


              

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    569917-2019: France-Vannes: Exploitation de l'alimentation en eau

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    569066-2019: Espagne-Llucmajor: Mise en état d'exploitation d'installations d'éclairage public

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    A pink slip from your own mother? Oh, Prince Andrew…

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    My husband had relatives who ran a family business – 3 generations (and multiple branches) worth, at one point – so I understand that working en famille can be fraught with all sorts of fraughty things. And it’s got to be even worse when everything your family does is out in the public. Let alone when everything your family does is paid for by the public. Let alone when you yourself have led a somewhat feckless and dissolute life – feckless and dissolute even by the standards of the British Royal Family.

    As is the case of Prince Andrew, Duke of York whose lost a cushy gig cutting ribbons, showing up for exhibitions, and doing whatever else “full-time working members” of the royal family do. As gigs go, Prince Andrew’s was pretty good. He was paid quite a bit – plus travel and expenses - with no heavy lifting in return.

    It was a job – the only one he’s held in the nearly 20 years since he left the Royal Navy - that gave him plenty of time to swan around with charmers like Jeffrey Epstein. And maybe even – as is alleged – plenty of time to do something a bit more than swan around with some of the teenage girls that Epstein specialized in exploiting.

    The precipitating event that prompted Queen Elizabeth to give the royal pink slip to her second son was an interview Andrew did with .the BBC in which he attempted to explain away his relationship with Epstein.

    It was pretty much a fiasco.

    There was his failure to show much sympathy for the Epstein’s victims.

    He said that he’d stayed at Epstein’s place in New York, even after Epstein had done time as a convicted sex offender, because it was “convenient.” And, I’m sure, the price was right.

    Andrew also gave a laughable – even if it is true – explanation of why a woman who claims to have had Epstein-forced sex with Andrew on three occasions is not being truthful. Among other things, Virginia Giuffre has said that Andrew was a sweaty dancer.

    Tut, tut, saith the prince. It couldn’t possibly be moi. Not that royals don’t sweat. It’s that Andrew has a condition, stemming from his war action in the Falklands, that prevents him from sweating.

    Andrew was allowed to say that it’s his choice to withdraw from royal duties, but the decision was the Queen’s, with a big boost from Andrew’s older brother, who told their mother that Andrew’s behavior was putting a serious hurt on the monarchy. (Oh, not that…)

    Off with his head! Or his income, at any rate.

    The cut off will be painful.

    The prince's access to public money to fund travel and expenses will end.

    For example, a three-day visit to Bahrain by the prince on behalf of the UK government in April 2018 cost £16,272, paid for by the taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant.

    The Sovereign Grant is public money which pays for the cost of official royal in exchange for the surrender by the Queen of the revenue from the Crown Estate. (Source: BBC)

    And many of the organizations that Andrew has been associated with are pulling back. No one, it seems, wants Prince Andrew’s name and style on their letterhead.

    It’s not just Andrew who’s losing out. Andrew has tried to put his daughters – Beatrice and Eugenie – on something closer to the economic footing that William and Harry (who are much closer in the line of succession) enjoy. If anything, the girls may find their paid appearances pared down. And there may not be much appetite for paying a $2M bill for Beatrice’s upcoming wedding, which they did for Eugenie.

    Bet that’s not gong down all that well with Bea.

    Although Andrew’s financial wings have been clipped, he does have a little something to fall back on: his allowance. 

    There is also an annual payment to the prince from the Privy Purse - the Queen's private income - recorded in 2011 as being £249,000.

    A princely enough sum for most people, but one which precludes pricey trips to Bahrain.

    Asked about whether this funding would continue, Buckingham Palace said only that the Duke of York's office was funded privately by the Queen.

    And he’s not being kicked out of his free housing, either.

    Freed up from royal duties, Andrew will have more time to devote to legal matters.

    Lawyers for Epstein's victims have urged the prince to speak to US police.

    Andrew’s getting a lot of advice here about whether to go voluntarily or wait to be called. I did read somewhere that his personal lawyer has warned him to stay out of the United States for the rest of his life.

    Even if there’s no criminal actions against him, it’s easy to imagine a victim getting a civil judgement that would entitle them to a few coins from Andrew’s Privy Purse allowance.

    In case you’re worried that we won’t be hearing any more from Prince Andrew, “it will not be a complete retirement” for him.

    It is understood the prince will continue to support his entrepreneur programme, Pitch@Palace, although it will take place separately from the palace.

    So he’ll need a new brand. Pitch@BackseatOfMyBentley?

    Prince Andrew's attendance at Royal Family engagements, such as the Trooping of the Colour, Remembrance Sunday or Christmas at the family's estate in Sandringham, Norfolk, is not thought to be affected.

    Mostly, however, “his public life is over.”

    And the monarchy is shaken.

    Yeah, well, shaken but maybe not stirred to do much about real reform.

    Andrew’s parents – Elizabeth (93) and Philip (98) – have both lived to great old age, so Andrew, who’s just 59, could have a good few decades in front of him.

    But is he employable? Forget about age discrimination. How many jobs are there for someone who was a royal glad-hander? With atrocious judgement.

    Poor Andrew may need to get by on his allowance. Or maybe he could sell his story to a tabloid. Wouldn’t that just make the royals crazy…

              

    La conf du lundi (25/11) : réactions et résultats

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    La conf du lundi (25/11) : réactions et résultats

    R1 Intersport. NDC Angers - TVEC Les Sables d'Olonne : 2-0 (J. Lema x2). Réaction de l'entraîneur, Pierre Naudet : "Nous avons réalisé une belle prestation, en particulier la première période, très aboutie, avec un avantage de deux buts. En seconde période, les Sablais ont dominé, se créant des opportunités mais nous avons tenu bon. C'est une belle performance de toute l'équipe, à une semaine de recevoir le leader St-Philbert de Grand-Lieu, qui a récolté 19 points sur 21 possibles depuis le début de saison".

    U19 R2. NDC Angers - Laval Bourny As : 1-3. Réaction de l'entraîneur, Thibaut Volant : "C'est un match décevant. Nous avons trop donné à nos adversaires du jour qui se sont montrés solidaires et efficaces. Bravo à eux."

    U14 D1. St Sylvain - NDC Angers : 1-2. (G. Faure Mike, A. Aghbalou). Réaction de l'entraîneur, Allan Mingot : " Nous avons fait un match cohérent en se créant de nombreuses situations. Nous avons cependant manqué d'efficacité dans notre dernier geste. Les joueurs ont trouvé les ressources pour aller chercher la victoire en toute fin de rencontre. Félicitation à eux. "

    U11 niveau 1. NDC U10A - ES Segré 4-3 (Bilel Ben Salem x3, Aymen Boudia)/ NDC U10 A - Sco : 0-7. Réaction de l’entraîneur, Adrien Colliaux : « Week-end de championnat positif pour les U10 A qui continuent d’apprendre dans ce niveau 1 face à de belles équipes. Un premier match face à une belle équipe de Segré pas super bien maîtrisé mais logiquement gagné avec de beaux mouvements offensifs, manque de concentration défensivement mais bon match malgré tout. Second match contre le SCO très interessant en première mi-temps avec beaucoup de concentration et rigueur défensive, nous subissons beaucoup très logiquement et encaissons un but sur une erreur de notre part, 1-0 mi-temps. Ensuite de la fatigue et un peu de relâchement des garçons laissant trop d’espaces qui donne un score plus large. Merci aux parents présents pour encourager les garçons! »

    DS U17. Angers NDC – GJ Maulézières : 2-1 (M.K. DIARRASSOUBA). Réaction de l'entraîneur, Antoine Rabin : « Premier match de DS pour nous face au GJ Maulézières. L’entame de match est plutôt intéressante avec de bonnes intentions de notre part. Les débats sont équilibrés et l’équipe adverse se montre dangereuse sur plusieurs situations. On encaisse un but suite à une mésentente au milieu de terrain. 0-1 à la pause. Les joueurs reviennent déterminés en seconde période, ce qui nous permet de revenir au score et de reprendre l’avantage ensuite. Les joueurs ont montré une capacité de réaction et une belle solidarité pour obtenir les 3 points. C’était un match plaisant face à une belle équipe du GJ Maulézières. Félicitations aux gars.»

    D3 U17. NDC Angers - Saint Gemmes d'Andigné 2 : 2-2 (Ulysse Leroy, Liam Pion). Réaction de Fouad Jebbari, l'éducateur : "J'appréhendais un peu ce premier match de seconde phase car nous n'avons pas joué le moindre match depuis un mois. Nous avons manqué de concentration et de lucidité en défense dans les vingt premières minutes et on se prend deux buts en contre. Cela a donné un sursaut d'orgueil à mes joueurs ce qui nous a permis de revenir au score dans les derniers instants du match. Fier des gars qui n'ont rien lâché pour obtenir un résultat et content de commencer la seconde phase en étant invaincu."

    U15 D3. NDC Angers - Le Lion-d'Angers : 9-0. Réaction de l'éducateur, Mickael Fronteau : "Pour son troisieme match de la seconde phase NDC reçevait le Lion d'Angers. Il aura fallut attendre la 30e minute pour voir l'ouverture du score de NDC malgré beaucoup d'occasions avant. Les locaux rentrent à la mi-temps sur le score de 3 à 0. Au retour de vestiaires, nos bleus respectaient les consignes données à la mi-temps et alourdissent le score pour s'imposer 9 à 0 .(Zied x3, Samuel x2, Kylian x2, Mamadou x1 et Aissa X1)"

    U11 N3. Réaction de l'éducateur, Mickael Fronteau : "Les U10B jouaient à domicile ce samedi pour un bilan positif d'un point de vue résultat mais surtout dans le jeu avec des phases de jeu travaillées à l'entrainement .Il faut continuer à reproduire cela. NDC 1-1 St gemmes/loire (Ilan Ribeiro). NDC 4-1 Murs Erigné (Ilan Ribeiro x3 -Amir Makloul 1).

    Futsal. Coupe de France. NDC-Thouarcé FC. 2-7 (J. Guilleret ; M. Terrier). Réaction de l'éducateur, Jordan Guilleret : "Une défaite qui peut sembler logique au vu des deux divisions d'écart. Mais un résultat décevant puisque sur 7 buts encaissés, nous en offrons quasiment 5 à cause d'erreurs assez grossières et donc évitables. C'est d'autant plus dommage que nous réalisons un bon match dans l'ensemble. En 2nde période, la possession est d'ailleurs à notre avantage. Mais contre une équipe d'un niveau supérieur, les erreurs se paient cash et elles nous ont largement pénalisé sur ce match. Il faut maintenant passer à autre chose et essayer de valider une 6e victoire en championnat lundi prochain contre Angers Crédit Agricole."

    D1. Beaucouzé 2 - NDC Angers 2 : 3-0. Réaction de l'entraîneur Karim El Khebir : "Même si je trouve le score un peu sévère notre adversaire du jour mérite amplement sa victoire car ils nous ont été supérieurs.... On prend un but moins d'une minute de jeu, sur l'engagement on manque d'égaliser sur un face à face après une échappée de Tom Gaudin (qui sortira en deuxième mi-temps sur blessure, double entorse de la cheville). Ils nous a manqué beaucoup trop de choses pour pouvoir rivaliser que soit sur un aspect technique ou physique, même si on a essayé malgré tout de réagir... Un match qui va sans aucun doute nous servir pour le reste de la saison... On a un match pas évident contre Les Ponts-de-Cé (qui n'a qu'un point acquis contre Beaucouzé)".

    D4. NDC Angers 4 - St-Melaine 2 : 2-2 (A. Kamal / J. Hervy). Réaction de l'entraîneur, Thibaut Réthoré : "Match particulier. On fait une très mauvaise première mi temps où l'on se retrouve mené 1-0 dès la 20ème minute. Au retour du vestiaire, on a mis en place les consignes données à la mi-temps d'aller presser haut, exploiter à fond les erreurs techniques de l'adversaire et de jouer beaucoup de ballon en profondeur. Grace à cela on inscrit 2 buts à la 75e et 81e grâce à Aymane et Josselin. Bien que dominant, on se fait surprendre en fin de match. Beaucoup de regrets. On aura eu les occasions. Beaucoup d'occasions mais sans réussir à les concrétiser. C'est dommage. J'espère qu'on ne regrettera pas ces 2 points perdus à la fin du championnat".

    D3. NDC Angers 3 - Angers-SCA 2 : 4-1 (Suire x2, Hamon, Lechevestrier). Réaction de l'entraîneur, Pascal Fusillier : "Nous avons très bien entamé le match avec un pressing très haut et nous marquons le premier but dès la 28e seconde de jeu. Les joueurs ont maîtrisé le match de la 1re à la 90e minute. Un très grand bravo aux joueurs. Merci à eux". 

    Plateau U7 à NDC (ES BOUCHEMAINE, FCLA, FCLJLM). Réaction de l'éducatrice, Léonie Cousseau : "Le plateau s'est très bien déroulé, nous avons accueilli 56 enfants samedi après-midi lors du plateau U7, dont 21 joueurs et joueuses de NDC. Les jeunes ont joué 6 matchs de 7 minutes, accompagnés d'un parent sur le bord du terrain. A l'issue du plateau, tous les enfants ont effectué une petite célébration surprise pour les parents.  Un bilan très positif, merci aux 3 clubs présents."


              

    New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

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    There's a new and unusual ransomware strain making the rounds that you should be aware of. Called 'AnteFrigus,' it is primarily distributed via 'malvertising' that redirects users to the RIG exploit kit. ...
              

    Bilan des carnets de prélèvement bécasses 2018-2019.

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    M. Gérard AUROUSSEAU présente l'exploitation des carnets de prélèvements de la saison 2018-2019 concernant la bécasse des bois.
    Pour accéder à ce bilan, cliquer ici


              

    Time to grief or to love?

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    This planetary challenge, with the emergence of a climate change and a political and social upsurging against social injustice and economical exploitation, is asking us wake […]
              

    Deontay Wilder’s Legend is in Full Bloom

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    By: Kirk Jackson

    He wants his roses now.

    In the tarot, the rose is considered a symbol of balance. It expresses promise, new beginnings, and hope. Its thorns represent defense, physicality, loss, recklessness.

    Over a broad scope, these attributes can be used to describe Deontay Wilder’s style of fighting, the trials and tribulations of caring for a child with spina bifida, among other obstacles. These same features may also apply to some of the struggles inside the boxing ring and also to his ability to overcome and stand as the fighter we see today.

    The frequency at which Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO’s) produces knock-outs and spectacular results shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.

    Wilder epitomizes “Bomb Squad,” as his incendiary fists, are equipped with explosive power.

    It was predicted previously, by the late great trainer Emanuel Steward and also referenced in another editorial, Wilder’s extraordinary story would unfold in front of our very eyes.

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    “There’s one kid in America no one speaks of and that’s Deontay Wilder. He was on the Olympic Team (United States) he lost but he’s a big kid,” said Steward.

    “I’ve had the fortune of, he has trained with me before, he’s a big kid too, bigger than Wladimir (Klitschko) and he’s got good speed and power and best talent... and best talent is going to be Tyson (Fury) and Deontay Wilder.”

    From humble beginnings with championship aspirations, to championship realizations, with ambitions of plateauing at G.O.A.T. level status (Greatest of all time), every move is a calculated step, defining greatness with every action and achievement.

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    Regarding the recent challenge of Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs, 2 NC), Wilder continues to address every question – regarding his in-the-ring deficiencies, close contests and attempting to right every wrong.

    “I’m looking forward to fighting a lot of the top guys in the division,” Wilder said at the post-fight press conference. “I said I only have six years in the sport that I wanna dedicate my energy and my passion to, and I mean that. So, I ask everyone to give me my roses right now. You know, give me my due respect and my credit right now. You know, I am here, and I ain’t going nowhere. My style is here. What I bring to boxing is here, and I ain’t going nowhere.

    Wilder is emerging as the definitive heavyweight in an era, experiencing a resurgence of sorts. With the emergence of champions Anthony Joshua (22-1, 22 KO’s), Andy Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO’s), Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s), along with former champions and future contenders, the division is in a good position.

    If Wilder continues his path towards dominance in this division, not only does he cement his significance and affirmation as the best in the division, he establishes his claim as the premier fighter of a generation.

    Because way back when, the heavyweight champion of the world meant something special. With great prestige dating back Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, etc., the heavyweight champion of the world was recognized as such a distinctive title.

    The heavyweight champion was recognized as “The baddest man on the planet,” the de facto leader and torch bearer of boxing.

    Not to slight long-time great heavyweight champions Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, as they were great champions - with Wladimir holding court as one of the longest reigning champions in history.

    The Klitschko’s were never fully acknowledged as historically great champions. They never quite received justified measured of praise and acclaim from media and many casual fans alike.

    However, even if justifiably unfair, most fans and boxing analysts celebrated the exploits of Lewis, Tyson and Evander Holyfield. Many still to this day, sing the praises of the self-proclaimed “Greatest of All-Time” Muhammad Ali.

    There are many variables for this reasoning. Performance matters and the aforementioned fighters had an amazing exploits and aesthetically pleasing finishes inside the ring.

    To go along with their great accomplishments and memorable singular moments, they also possessed larger than life personalities. This is the case with Tyson and certainly Ali was a prime example as well.

    In this current era of heavyweight, another Tyson, with the last name of Fury, has a magnetic personality with the skills to match. His imprint on boxing is noticeable and worthy of praise.

    But the man of the hour hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    The leader of the “Booooombbbbbbb Squaaaaaaaaad!!!!!” Wilder, accurately labeled, blows opponents out the ring and possesses an explosive personality to match.

    Although his personality is not demonstrative, but rather warm and engaging – that is if you’re not an opponent heading to the front lines preparing for war inside the ring.

    However praise from a large section of critics continues to elude Wilder. There is a constant back and forth discussion of Wilder’s skills, or lack thereof depending who you ask.

    But it’s time to squash the narrative of Wilder lacking skills or intelligence.

    If Wilder lacks the talent, skill or intelligence to compete at a high-level as critics and some fans suggest, then he is making a mockery of boxing, because he keeps on winning.

    For a guy to start boxing at the age of 19, win an Olympic bronze medal, win a world championship title and defend it 10 times, is impressive. In the amateurs, Wilder even defeated the eventual Olympic gold medal winner in his class, Rakhim Chakhiyev.

    Again, if Wilder is such a poor technical fighter, or lacks the mental capacity to compete at an elite level, it’s quite the accomplishment to defeating a vastly more experienced technical master such as Ortiz, or to fight to a draw against the other most skillful fighter in the division, Fury.

    “People always talk about skills and skills and skills. But as I can see it, I’m still undefeated. I’m knocking out everyone that I face. And these guys that have skills, they gettin’ beat,” said Wilder.

    “So, I mean, something got to – I mean, it speaks for itself. So, at this point in time, I need my due respect, please.”

    Perhaps doubtful observers may not comprehend what they’re watching, or have semblance of what to look for?

    Using his most recent bout as an example, Wilder was behind 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56 on the judges’ scorecards, entering the seventh round against Ortiz.

    Was it the case that Wilder was completely out-boxed and outclassed leading up to that point? Or was Wilder purposely biding his time, strategically plotting the optimal moment for attack?

    A combination of both scenarios, appears to have transpired against King Kong last weekend, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    “It wasn’t easy. Luis Ortiz is the boogie man, and a lot of people stay away from him,” said PBC broadcaster Lennox Lewis to PBC on Fox in analyzing Wilder’s win over Ortiz.”

    “Imagine if this fight was six years ago when Luis Ortiz was a little bit younger, but he tried his best today, but Deontay showed his power, showed his strength and showed he’s getting a lot wiser in the ring, and knows how to figure people out. He knows he needs to soften them up first, and then take them out, not just go out there and take them out,” said Lewis about Wilder.

    “He’s a great person, he’s always confident, and he’s always learning, and he knows he needs to go back to the gym and learn more. You never stop learning in boxing. So you can’t say you know everything.”

    Really quick, important to note from Lewis, is his reference to how Ortiz is acknowledged as the “Boogeyman” across the heavyweight landscape and avoided as such.

    Raise of hands, who likes fighting slick, technical, power-punching southpaws? Another question, who likes facing a 6-foot-7 inch freakish athlete, with speed and dynamite in both hands?

    The rematch is a testament to the willingness of both Wilder and Ortiz daring to be great.

    Pertaining to the rematch, as Lewis eluded to, Wilder was patient, because he wanted Ortiz to wear down and tire out. Ortiz exerted a lot of energy slipping, turning out and exiting towards Wilder’s left side, forcing Wilder to reach and overextend with his right hand.

    Ortiz hurled precise punches and implored a great strategic tactic of digging hard shots to the body, underneath Wilder’s elbow. Instead of relying on straight punches, Ortiz would loop his left hand around Wilder’s guard, at times catching Wilder with solid contact across the chin. The Bronze Bomber displayed quite the sturdy beard in this fight.

    There was a constant battle for foot positioning, because typically whoever maintains their foot on the outside distance of the opponent, that person with their foot positioned on the outside, can maintain greater control of range and confinement of their opponent.

    There were times with Ortiz’s movement, forced Wilder to circle out and placed Wilder off-balance, to where he wasn’t in position to counter.

    Wilder for his part, applied patient, passive-aggressive pressure, pawing the jab and eventually hitting Ortiz’s shoulders and arms – more than likely in attempt gauge range while applying wear and tear to Ortiz’s body. Hitting arms and shoulders at certain stretches was also a reflection of Ortiz’s great defensive ability. Certain instances can work both ways.

    “I really had to be smart with him,” Wilder said. “We knew that coming in. We knew that in training camp. I went back and looked at videos, and seen what I was doing right and what I was doing wrong. I look at videos and I looked and saw what he did right and what he did wrong. And we put a game plan together. And it was an amazing fight.”

    Eventually, Ortiz would wear out, as Wilder was prowling, looking for his moment to pounce. While weary of Ortiz’s counters, Wilder displayed great patience waiting for his moment to strike. When he sensed Ortiz losing steam, he opened up and his punch output increased.

    The change of momentum occurred in the sixth round and carried over to the seventh round.

    “I saw the opportunity, and I took it. And my statement, and I said these guys have to be perfect with me for 12 rounds, I only have to be perfect for two seconds, it’s legit. I proved that tonight as well. We’re still undefeated. We still have our belt. And now we move on to the next phase and chapter in my life. I’m looking to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”

    There is a measure to the madness, there is tact behind his actions and Wilder is not a typical brawler.

    Due to Wilder’s unique gift of one-punch knock-out power, he may want to consider changing his ring moniker. Instead of The Bronze Bomber, he can change his nick-name to One-Punch Man, of Viz Media LLC fame.

    For those not familiar with manga/anime, One-Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch but seeks to find a worthy opponent after growing bored by a lack of challenge in his fight against evil.

    Only thing is Wilder isn’t a parody; one-punch knock-out ability is reality. A cold dose of reality.

    Many great power punchers occupy this current era of boxing; Naoya Inoue, Saul Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Errol Spence, Artur Beterbiev, are among the stand-outs.

    From the perspective of pure punching power, while boasting a knock-out ratio of 98 percent, Wilder stands the tallest amongst his peers.

    His willingness to seek solid opposition to solidify his stature, is important for his legacy and overall for the state of boxing, even if the results do not necessarily reflect the pound-for-pound rankings.

    “When you’re dealing with pound-for-pound, I don’t think it belongs in the heavyweight division,” Wilder said. “We stay in one division. We can’t go up and down, like all these small guys. So, you know, I don’t really consider us having a pound-for-pound. And, you know, you’re always gonna have people say this and say that.

    His recent rejection of the dubious WBC branded “Franchise Champion” tag is a breath of fresh air as well. The landscape of boxing is already saturated with titles and tags confusing to many fans, fighters and media members alike.

    Quite frankly, the franchise tag looks like a convenient out for the selected fighter to avoid his number one contender. It sounds like at least for the sake of clarity, Wilder is calling for unification.

    “The heavyweight division is too small to have so many belts, it should just be one champion… It’s too confusing for the fans. I think I’m the perfect guy for the job.”

    While there is no shame losing to an elite fighter, Golovkin has not captured a career defining win, nor holds a definitive victory over an elite opponent naturally in the same weight class. *Note Kell Brook was a natural welterweight.

    Comparing trajectories, Golovkin and Wilder appear to be treading in opposite directions.

    While some observers it may be blasphemous to compare Wilder to all-time heavyweight greats, it must be restated, he is more than holding his own comparatively to any other elite, active fighter.

    And for argument’s sake regarding the heavyweight legends of yesteryear, with 10 consecutive title defenses, Wilder only trails four people:

    • Joe Louis – 26
    • Larry Holmes – 19
    • Wladimir Klitschko – 18
    • Tommy Burns – 11

    He knocks guys out at any given moment and typically in dramatic fashion. He actively pursues the knock-out. Shouldn’t we applaud that? His devastating finishes go viral, even across the space that is social media. Wilder is doing his part to represent boxing the best way he knows how.

    https://youtu.be/g9Ja46K5bo0

    “You know, at this point in time you’ve gotta give me my credit,” Wilder said during the post-fight press conference. “It’s sad that it took me over 40 fights to get the recognition that I truly deserve. Because when people see me, they’ve never seen my style. And I know it took a while to get used to what I display, my talent that I present to boxing. But it’s different than any other fighter. What I do is not textbook. You know, you can’t really teach it. And I think that’s what makes me unique. That’s what differentiates me from the rest of these fighters.”

    “Like I said, you know, none of these guys are willing to fight guys 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 pounds [heavier] and still knock guys out like that. And at this point in time, you know, I think I earned my due respect and my credit to say I am the hardest-hitting puncher in boxing history – period. And I earned that over and over again, continuously. Consistently, I do what I do time and time again, give people great fights and great knockouts, and try to fight the best. And still, when I fight the best, do it.”

    With Fury in sight for early 2020, Wilder is living up to his promise to run back all of his close, controversial bouts, in effort to eliminate any doubt or confusion as to who the best is. With aspirations of heavyweight unification on the horizon, Wilder’s mission remains plain and simple.

    “I want one champion, one face, one name and he goes by the name Deontay Wilder.”

    Give him his roses now.

    The post Deontay Wilder’s Legend is in Full Bloom appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.


              

    US Official: ISIS Terror Tactics Being Exported To Southeast Asia

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    ISIS Terror Tactics Being Exported To Southeast Asia, US Official Says


        Isis fighters are not going to Southeast Asia en masse, but the US has seen a rise of Isis-inspired plans, including suicide bombings, in the region

        Counterterrorism official Nathan Sales says Washington will target the various flows of terror financing to curb the efforts of terrorists in Southeast Asia

    by Amy Chew

    Islamic State militants are not heading to Southeast Asia “in droves” following the fall of the Caliphate even though the terror group has been encouraging its fighters in Syria
    to take the fight to other regions, according to the US State Department’s top counterterrorism official.

    “We have seen a few indications of an interest in travelling to Southeast Asia, but truth be told, it’s not one of the regions that Isis fighters seem to be heading to in droves,” Nathan Sales told a press briefing in Manila on Friday.

    “So far we haven’t seen a huge problem, but we have to make sure we keep it that way,” Sales said. He added that the United States
    was working with the Philippines to boost cooperation on border security, to prevent people from exploiting the maritime environment to gain access to countries in the region.

    Read more: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3039037/isis-terror-tactics-being-exported-southeast-asia-us-official


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    Eusing Free Registry Cleaner

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    Eusing Free Registry Cleaner - logiciel dédié à la réparation du registre de Windows

    Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, logiciel dédié à la réparation du registre de Windows, permet de scanner la base de registre de Windows à la recherche de clés invalides. Il fournit une liste de toutes les erreurs trouvées, et vous pouvez choisir de supprimer tous les éléments, ou uniquement certaines erreurs en quelques clics de souris.

    Il faut savoir pour ceux qui ne le savent pas que, le registre Windows est une partie cruciale du système d'exploitation Window et que les problèmes liés au registre Windows sont une cause fréquente de pannes et de messages d'erreur. Ces problèmes peuvent survenir pour plusieurs raisons, notamment des références laissées orphelines après la désinstallation d'un programme, des pilotes matériels manquants ou corrompus, des programmes de démarrage orphelins.

    Tout ceci augmente considérablement la taille du Registre et ralentit votre ordinateur, pour la simple raison que Windows aura besoin de plus de temps pour charger, rechercher et lire les données à partir du Registre Windows.

    Vous pouvez choisir de scanner l'ensemble du registre ou alors seulement certains secteurs. Après avoir corrigé les entrées invalides, votre système devrait être plus stable et fonctionner plus rapidement.

    Pour une sécurité maximale, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner effectue une sauvegarde de la base de registre. Vous pourrez ainsi restaurer toutes les modifications effectuées, en sélectionnant "Restaurer la sauvegarde du registre", en cas de problème. Les produits Eusing Software sont, selon son éditeur, exempts de logiciels espions et publicitaires.

    Free Registry Cleaner est un produit gratuit, cela signifie que vous pouvez le télécharger et l'utiliser gratuitement. Sachez cependant que les auteurs apprécient une contribution qu'ils utilisent pour financer de nouveaux développements du programme.

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    Q1 Hamlet

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    The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.518  Tuesday, 26 November 2019

     

    [1] From:        Pervez Rizvi <pervez.rizvi@gmail.com>

         Date:         November 25, 2019 at 3:46:54 PM EST

         Subj:         Re: Q1 Hamlet 

     

    [2] From:        Gerald E. Downs <jerrydowns@aol.com>

         Date:         November 26, 2019 at 1:39:35 AM EST

         Subj:         Re: Q1 Hamlet 

     

    [3] From:        Gabriel Egan <mail@gabrielegan.com>

         Date:         November 26, 2019 at 7:06:11 AM EST

         Subj:         Re: SHAKSPER: Q1 Hamlet 

     

     

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    From:        Pervez Rizvi <pervez.rizvi@gmail.com>

    Date:         November 25, 2019 at 3:46:54 PM EST

    Subject:    Re: Q1 Hamlet

     

    Robert Shaughnessy observed:

     

    Amazing that she or he managed to get Hamlet so wrong by getting the rest so right.

     

    I think this observation is subject to what's called survivor bias. We know what the reporter gets wrong in Hamlet because we know what he's trying to remember. But when he lifts a passage from another play, we only know it when he gets enough of it right for us to recognize the passage. If he gets it badly wrong, we will never recognize it, and we will not connect it with the other play. This is what might create the (misleading) impression for some that the reporter got Hamlet wrong but other plays right.

     

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    From:        Gerald E. Downs <jerrydowns@aol.com>

    Date:         November 26, 2019 at 1:39:35 AM EST

    Subject:    Re: Q1 Hamlet

     

    In his latest post on Q1-only Hamlet borrowings from other playtexts, Brian Vickers adds those related to the title-role, which further confirm Q1’s ‘origination’ in memorial transmission. No other conclusion explains the many collocations not shared by the superior versions. Yet he includes some thoughts that, to me, seem not to bolster his argument: 

     

    Influenced by philosophical theories . . . Coleridge coined the brilliant metaphor, ‘the hooks and eyes of memory’, its associative ability to retain details involuntarily, a faculty fully exploited in his creation of Kubla Khan  (as [Lowes] showed in his classic study, The Road to Xanadu). . . . . Q1 gives us many examples of this process at work in the reporter’s memory,

     

    Some believe Coleridge’s own claim to the faculty was “fully exploded” in Norman Fruman’s Damaged Archangel (1971). “Kubla Khan” is loaded with borrowings: are they involuntary or similar in any respect to the memorial reconstruction of an early modern playtext? Before getting to KK, I’ll note one of many telling, evidence-based cases, “Hymn Before Sunrise . . . Chamouni”:

     

    Describing his . . . feelings [letter to Southey, 10/1802] . . . “I involuntarily poured forth a hymn”. Soon after Coleridge’s death, De Quincey charged that [he] had plagiarized . . . Friederica Brun, a Danish-German poet. . . . “Chamouni” was first printed . . . with an introductory note . . . .

     

    [In 1942] Adrien Bonjour demonstrated that this introduction . . . is frequently a paraphrase and sometimes a word-for-word translation of Brun’s notes . . . . “Much more than in . . . the Hymn itself did he follow his original . . . .

     

    The answer is perhaps not to be reached by using the processes of normal psychology . . . . If we review [Coleridge’s] activities . . . both in earlier and later years we will find attitudes toward the unacknowledged use of other people’s writings ranging from that of the stringent moralist to the cunning plagiarist . . . (Fruman, 26-30)

     

    Fruman interestingly exposes Coleridge imperfections. Yet the evidence-packed/-backed case failed to convince all authorities—both after and long before his republication fifty years ago. I haven’t followed up recently, but Brian’s note has me thinking that Shakespearians may profit from trying to understand why and how a strong textual history correction could be resisted even in our own day.

     

    I’m not too judgmental of literary “borrowings” in any form. But if they’re mischaracterized as evidence, I object for argument’s sake. “Kubla Khan” relevance to Hamlet is whether Coleridge’s borrowings are “retained involuntarily”—from a dream—or not. If he copied, memory will not have been used the same way as in a memorial report. (Most assume reconstructing actors borrowed from repertory playtexts in their own memories, rather than from written texts.)

     

    It would not be excessive to say that no small part of the extraordinary fame of “Kubla Khan inheres in its alleged marvellous conception. . . . Lowes found in [the poem] “the unconscious playing its game alone.” . . . Coleridge told the story . . . .

     

    If this were the only information . . . about Coleridge or “Kubla Khan,” no one . . . would insist that [the Preface] represents . . . fantasy. . . . It must [be] emphasized that the claim . . . was but one of a long series . . . concerning spontaneous composition.

            

            Coleridge said flatly that [in a farmhouse] he wrote down “the words that are here preserved.”

    The disclosure in 1934 of . . . the Crewe manuscript should have thrown a bombshell into Coleridge studies. . . . The [autograph Ms.] proved that many variants existed in the poem before [1816]. The first lines . . . read:

     

    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan                     In Xannadù did Cubla Khan (Crewe Ms.]

    A stately pleasure dome decree                   A stately Pleasure-Dome decree

    Where Alph, the sacred river, ran                Where Alph, the sacred River, ran

            Through caverns measureless to man               Thro’ Caverns measureless to Man

            Down to a sunless sea.                        Down to a sunless Sea.

            So twice five miles of fertile ground          So twice six miles of fertile ground

            With walls and towers were girdled round …  With Walls and Towers were compass’d

     

    Coleridge tells us that the sentence in Purchas, “or words of the same substance,” read: “Here the Khan Kubla commanded a palace to be built, and a stately garden thereunto. And thus ten miles of fertile ground were inclosed within a wall. . . . Purchase actually reads:

     

    In Xamdu did Cublai Can build a stately Pallace, encompassing sixteene miles of plaine ground with a wall, wherein are fertile Meddowes, pleasant Springs, delightfull Streames, and all sorts of beasts of chase and game, and in the middest thereof a sumptuous house of pleasure . . .”

     

    [The Crewe] lines obviously stand still closer to Purchas and . . . show how Coleridge could start from a model and transform it . . . (Fruman, 334-39)

     

    Surely compass’d derives from Purchas. Coleridge’s improvements, even of his borrowings, suggest that his “dream” is untrustworthy evidence of involuntary composition; alternatively, conscious borrowing is far more likely.

     

    Borrowings from pre-memorized playtexts could range between extremes of consciousness, though the purposes of reconstruction and performance would be kept in mind. For example, when in Q1 Hamlet Leartes transposes ‘My will, not all the world’ from its rightful scene, the player (in performance; van Dam) will have involuntarily or insensibly borrowed his own (but unused) line. But he consciously meant to help recreate a passable playtext.

     

    Q1 Hamlet borrowings can’t support the supposed creation of “Kubla Khan,” except by mere reference to the poem as a seemingly undoubted memory feat in the “middest” of Q1 bad quarto argument. Its mention may involuntarily encourage those familiar with Coleridge controversies to suppose, in each case, that evidence needn’t be taken into account in textual studies.

     

    Gerald E. Downs

     

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    From:        Gabriel Egan <mail@gabrielegan.com>

    Date:         November 26, 2019 at 7:06:11 AM EST

    Subject:    Re: SHAKSPER: Q1 Hamlet

     

    Dear SHAKSPERians

     

    Brian Vickers’s theory that Q1 ‘Hamlet’ of 1603 echoes ‘Othello’ because its reporter heard ‘Othello’ in performance requires an especially early date for ‘Othello’. Most readers find that ‘Othello’ itself echoes Richard Knolles’s ‘History of the Turks’ (published 1603), which has an epistle dated 30 September 1603.

     

    Vickers’s hypothesis requires that in the last three months of 1603, Knolles’s ‘History of the Turks’ was published, it was read by Shakespeare as he wrote (or perhaps as he completed) ‘Othello’ and was echoed by him in ‘Othello’, that ‘Othello’ was performed and so heard (or played in) by the reporter of Q1 ‘Hamlet’, who borrowed from ‘Othello’ when making his report of ‘Hamlet’, which report was then published as Q1 ‘Hamlet’. This seems like a lot of things crowded into three months.

     

    Of course, if one rejects the dependence of ‘Othello’ on Knolles then ‘Othello’ can be dated earlier, and the problem is eased. But isn’t the dependence on Knolles pretty convincing?

     

    Regards

    Gabriel Egan

     

     

     

     


              

    An urgent call to tackle Modern Slavery, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

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    Author: Lilian Saka Kiefer, February 11 2019 - Exploitation of human beings through forced labour, human trafficking or commercial sex is a growing development problem across the world, and more so in Southern Africa.  This exploitation exacerbates poverty and human suffering, thereby widening the inequality gaps. It robs its victims of their human dignity and denies them opportunities to productively contribute to their own livelihoods, and that of their households and communities.

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    Election - Boris Johnson accused of ignoring a family's pleas not to exploit their son's death for political gain after the London Bridge terror attack

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    Boris Johnson was accused of politicising the London Bridge terror attack despite the pleas of one victim's family to do so. David Merritt, the father of victim Jack Merritt...
              

    NATURAL GAS: Biggest LNG producer targets 64% jump in capacity by 2027

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    Qatar, the world's biggest supplier of liquefied natural gas, plans to boost output capacity by almost two-thirds after it adds production facilities to exploit recently discovered reserves.
              

    Commerce Department proposes rule on blocking threatening telecommunications deals

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    The US Department of Commerce proposed a new rule on Tuesday that will allow the Secretary of Commerce to decide on a case-by-case basis what information and communications technology and services transactions will be prohibited under Executive Order 13873. President Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13873 in May after finding that foreign adversaries were exploiting […]

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    The Greenfield Field Guide for Insurers

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    Unhindered by legacy mindsets, processes and systems, greenfield initiatives can enable insurers to innovate quickly and freely.

    Greenfields operate separate from the mothership to identify and exploit unmet customer needs in ways the parent has not been able to. They start small, test, learn and adjust until an offer is ready to scale. In this manner, they combine what’s possible from a new build with the capital resources and savvy associated with an established firm.

    This eBook helps insurers evaluate a greenfield approach and the strategies and technologies behind greenfield success.

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    Hunter Biden Moves To Seal Financial Records As Scandals Pile Up

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    The post Hunter Biden Moves To Seal Financial Records As Scandals Pile Up appeared first on I Love My Freedom.

    Hunter Biden has moved to seal his financial records as more sordid details have emerged over his ongoing paternity lawsuit that is bringing great embarrassment to his family. Troubles continue to mount for former vice president and current Democrat 2020 front runner Joe Biden thanks to the drug-fueled sexual exploits of his eldest son who is already taking heavy fire for his cushy position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Which of these 6 Trump products would you like for FREE? According to a bombshell report, young Biden filed a filed the motion for a

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    In Thailand, Pope condemns exploitation of women, children for sex

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    HIT the DEK Scrimmage 16 - Gritizens United

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    Happy ThanksGritting!  We've cooked up a special treat for our annual turkey day scrimmage.  How does THIS YEAR IN GRITTY strike you?  A recap of the orange goon's 2019 highlights and lowlights, plus his exploits over the last six weeks.  Stuff those earbuds in your sound holes and get comfortable.  It's quite a ride.


              

    Why you should never jailbreak your devices (no replies)

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    Why you should never jailbreak your devices
    A jailbreak is a hack that seems to promise free apps, extra features, and better performance for your laptop, phone, gaming console, or even your tractor. Also called rooting, it instead removes essential security features from your device, leaving you vulnerable to stalkers, hackers, and thefts.
    The history of jailbreaking is, ironically, largely one of freedom. Early hackers found that their computers had built-in restrictions from which they wanted to break free. Removing these restrictions provided freedom and a good programming challenge.
    What’s the difference between rooting and jailbreaking?
    Rooting and jailbreaking are the same thing, though jailbreaking is largely associated with iOS devices, which were often sold subsidized and locked to an expensive phone plan.
    To ‘unlock’ the phone meant to exploit vulnerabilities in the phone’s operating system in a way that would upgrade privileges to ‘root’ or ‘superuser,’ allowing the user to install any program, and to generally control the device fully.
    Some jailbreaks require you to re-jailbreak the device every time at startup, while other, more persistent manipulations are more permanent. All can be removed by reverting the phone to its factory setting—although there is the risk of ‘bricking’ the device and making it entirely useless.
    Due to Android’s already open nature and the manufacturer’s permissive approach to ‘rooting,’ giving yourself full privileges on an Android phone is far more straightforward, but this can make manipulations more difficult to restore.
    Rooted Android devices are far more common, even though the user already has access to a wider variety of features, and can install apps from unofficial stores or even installation files.
    Rooting your device always makes it less secure
    While some restrictions are indeed annoying, unnecessary, or built with the intent of milking users of their money, jailbreaks aren’t able to distinguish between necessary and malign limits.
    For example, it is important that each installed app can only read its own data, and cannot access the data of other apps. Otherwise, they could obtain encryption keys, Bitcoin backup seeds, passwords, or your personal information. You would need to trust all your apps with all the data in your phone—an unnecessary and dangerous undertaking.
    Additionally, rooting makes it easier for others to manipulate the software on your device, for example, by accessing its operating system when you plug it into somebody else’s USB port.
    Your personal information would be entirely exposed, leaving you without privacy or any control of your data.

    Here’s what to do instead of jailbreaking your phone
    As jailbreaking or rooting is never an option for sane and security-minded folk like us, we must make other decisions when looking for the freedom to use our device the way we want. And to free us from poorly administered Digital Rights Management (DRM) or monopolistic restrictions.
    1. Choose your device carefully
    While it is relatively common to bundle software with hardware, not all devices are created equal. Some laptops and phones will make it relatively easy for you to install software, while others won’t.
    Make a conscious decision before buying: Does the default software have the capabilities you expect, or can you install the operating system you want?
    If you get a Laptop with Windows installed, do a quick search to see how well Linux runs on it. If you’re getting a phone, you might be interested in an Android alternative like LineageOS (formerly Cyanogen Mod).
    2. Know what you are doing
    If your device cannot easily be unbundled, make sure you know what you are doing. Cars and tractors, for example, also come with a proprietary operating system, but it can be more easily replaced than that of an iPhone.
    It’s important that you know what you are doing, though, and what implications your alterations have on your safety and that of potential participants. Not all alternative firmware is well tested, and some might be outright malicious, too.
    3. Campaign for the right to repair
    Your fridge, car, phone, TV, or air conditioner is yours, and it should be yours to repair. Organizations like the EFF campaign to free hardware from license agreements, and to invalidate clauses that make it impossible for you to control the things you own.
    You can also contact your local hackerspace or library about tips and communities (or even start one of your own).
    Don’t jailbreak or root your device
    There may be instances when it is appropriate to root or jailbreak a device, perhaps for testing purposes or, for example, to run an IMSI Catcher.
    Either way, never jailbreak or root the device you are actively using for communications or data storage. Anything with your personal details on should never be rooted and any rooted device should always be a dedicated spare one.
    If you’re worried that your device may be rooted, or simply want to make sure it is not, you can always reset your device to its factory settings, or reinstall the operating system.
    When comes to the issue of online privacy and security, let recommend a toof called VPN. RitaVPN is a relatively new VPN service, but it’s already making a name for itself. Its features include split tunneling, double encryption, kill switch protection, makes it one of the best VPN in 2019. VPN download Qwer432
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    All-new ULTRAMAN stories to arrive in 2020

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    Marvel Entertainment and Tsuburaya Productions are teaming up to publish ULTRAMAN comics.

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    Media Release -- Marvel Entertainment and Tsuburaya Productions are excited to announce a collaboration that will bring new Ultraman stories to comics and graphic novels! Unveiled at Tokyo Comic Con, this new collaboration will launch in 2020.

    Ultraman has been a pop culture classic ever since its introduction in the 1960s, resulting in more than 50 years of stories told on screen and in the pages of manga and comics. Today, Ultraman continues to be a worldwide phenomenon, but fans will always remember the groundbreaking thrill and wonder of the first generation of Ultraman that started it all. Beginning next year, Marvel will expand that iconic era of the Ultras through the lens of Marvel's art and storytelling.

    "As one of the world's most popular franchises, Ultraman has brought together some of the most passionate fandoms in pop culture today, and we can't wait to bring his story to even more fans around the globe," said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski. "Like Marvel, Ultraman captivated generations by telling spectacular stories grounded in the real world, and it continues to be a beloved classic through its television shows, movies, toys, games, comics, and more. We are so thrilled to introduce new chapters to the Ultraman Multiverse next year."

    "We are delighted to announce the partnership with Marvel, one of the leading entertainment companies that has produced fascinating characters and stories loved by fans across the globe for over 80 years," said Tsuburaya Productions CEO Takayuki Tsukagoshi. "We can't be more excited to explore and create new stories for the Ultraman franchise with Marvel and bringing them to both Marvel and Ultraman fans all around the world."

    Story and creative team details will be shared at a later date. Stay tuned at en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp and Marvel.com for more information and updates!

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    DOMANI IN CASA DELL’IMBATTUTA VIRTUS BOLOGNA, CAPOLISTA DELLA LBA

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    Domani sera, palla a due alle ore 20:30 alla Virtus Segafredo Arena, nel nuovo impianto da quasi 9mila posti delle “Vu Nere” situato nel Padiglione 30 della Fiera di Bologna, l’Acqua S.Bernardo guidata in panchina da coach Cesare Pancotto è chiamata a compiere un vero e proprio miracolo sportivo, ovvero battere l’attuale capolista del campionato, quella corazzata chiamata Virtus Bologna ancora imbattuta in LBA dopo nove vittorie in altrettante partite disputate. La compagine allenata da coach Aleksandar Djordjevic – che da giocatore vinse due Europei e un Mondiale con la maglia della Jugoslavia – ha iniziato in estate un ciclo tutto nuovo e un progetto ambizioso, supportato da una proprietà forte e con le idee ben chiare, che come scopo principale ha quello di riportare la gloriosa Virtus nella massima competizione europea: l’EuroLega, kermesse da cui la squadra bianconera di Bologna manca da quasi un ventennio e che, tra la fine degli anni ’90 e l’inizio del nuovo secolo, regalò ai tifosi due titoli internazionali nel giro di tre anni, trascinata da due stelle assolute del calibro di “Sasha” Danilovic e “Manu” Ginobili. La nuova Virtus targata Segafredo sta cercando di ripercorrere quegli anni, affidandosi alle sapienti mani dell’ennesimo campione passato da “Basket City”, il play serbo Milos Teodosic, chiamato a condurre un popolo intero – quello virtussino – verso i fasti di un tempo. A guidare un gruppo di grande talento, in cui figura anche l’ex “bomber” canturino Frank Gaines (miglior marcatore dello scorso campionato con la canotta della S.Bernardo), c’è coach Djordjevic, che in carriera ha già allenato squadre ambiziose come Olimpia Milano, Benetton Treviso, Panathinaikos e Bayern Monaco, oltre alla Nazionale del suo Paese, la Serbia, con cui ha collezionato tre medaglie d’argento, una ottenuta alle ultime Olimpiadi di Rio de Janeiro. Il tecnico serbo, arrivato verso la fine della passata stagione, è partito con il piede giusto, vincendo lo scorso maggio la Basketball Champions League.

     

    QUI VIRTUS
    Wild card a parte, per tornare subito in EuroLega la Virtus ha bisogno di vincere l’EuroCup e, in questo primo anno dal passaggio da FIBA a Euroleague, la compagine bianconera è già partita forte conquistando la qualificazione alle Top 16 con ben tre giornate di anticipo. Bene in campo internazionale, benissimo in LBA, dove la Segafredo ha vinto tutte e nove le partite giocate, grazie ad alcuni numeri di squadra davvero importanti: la Virtus, infatti, è per distacco prima in Serie A nei rimbalzi (43.1 di media), negli assist (20.8), nei recuperi (8.7) e nei tiri segnati da due (57.3%), oltre a disporre del secondo miglior attacco di tutto il campionato (83.6 punti), dietro alla sola Brindisi (85.8) ma davanti alle altre big Milano e Sassari. Con 18 punti, i bolognesi sono primi in classifica a +4 dall’inseguitrice Happy Casa Brindisi. Il tutto avendo già osservato un turno di riposo. La Virtus, infine, può contare su due tra i migliori assist man dell’intera lega: al già citato Teodosic, quinto in LBA con 5.1 assist di media, si aggiunge anche l’altro fenomeno serbo, Stefan Markovic, al terzo posto con 6.3 assist a partita. 

     

    QUI CANTÙ
    Dopo la convincente quanto sorprendente vittoria esterna sul campo della Vanoli Cremona, messa al tappeto alla settima giornata di campionato con 24 punti di scarto, l’Acqua S.Bernardo è poi incappata in tre sconfitte consecutive, di cui due particolarmente brucianti perché arrivate entrambe tra le mura amiche ed entrambe di due soli punti, nei secondi finali di gara. L’ultima battuta d’arresto contro la Fortitudo nel turno precedente – partita ed esito quasi identici al ko interno con la Virtus Roma – è arrivata dopo un overtime e dopo che, nel corso del primo tempo, la formazione di coach Pancotto si era portata avanti anche di quattordici lunghezze. Nonostante le ultime sfortunate settimane, in casa S.Bernardo è rimasta intatta la fiducia e la compattezza di un gruppo che, dopo due partite da 24 punti di media, pare essersi affidato nelle mani di Jason Burnell, giocatore rivelazione di questo mese di novembre e autore, contro la “Effe”, di 29 punti con 12 su 14 al tiro, per 32 di valutazione. Il rookie classe ’97 sembra aver trovato la sua dimensione nel campionato italiano, dopo aver faticato non poco nelle prime gare. Pancotto incomincia a vederlo più da “tre” che da “quattro”, ruolo in cui – grazie a un fisico e un atletismo fuori dal comune – può fare la differenza. 

     

    IL QUINTETTO AVVERSARIO
    In campionato coach Djordjevic parte quasi sempre con i soliti cinque: in cabina di regia Stefan Markovic, play alto quasi due metri, 31 anni, di Belgrado. Con la Nazionale serba ha vinto 3 medaglie d’argento, una agli Europei del 2009, una ai Mondiali del 2014 e una alle Olimpiadi del 2016, oltre a una medaglia d’oro ai Mondiali U19. È un giocatore di grandissima esperienza, che per quattro stagioni ha calcato i parquet di EuroLega con le canotte di Malaga e Khimki. In quest’ultima squadra ha disputato l’ultimo biennio, prima di fare ritorno in Italia dove era già stato quasi dieci anni fa, quando vestiva la gloriosa maglia dell’allora Benetton, sfiorandosi soltanto con Djordjevic, arrivato poi a Treviso l’anno seguente quando Markovic era già volato in Spagna per firmare al Valencia. Nelle coppe europee ha superato da poco le 200 partite giocate, traguardo staccato questa stagione con la Virtus. Mettendo insieme i numeri di EuroCup ed EuroLega, il serbo ha totalizzato quasi 1300 punti e quasi 1000 assist in carriera. In campionato sinora viaggia a 8 punti, 6.3 assist e 5.1 rimbalzi di media; mentre in campo internazionale, nel suo habitat preferito, i punti aumentano: 10.6 di media. Nello spot di guardia figura Frank Gaines, tiratore americano di 29 anni, dalla Florida, alla quarta maglia in Italia dopo le esperienze poco fortunate a Caserta e Pesaro, seguite però dal clamoroso exploit della scorsa stagione in quel di Cantù, dove Gaines è stato uno dei giocatori rivelazione con oltre 20 punti a partita, ribaltando totalmente i giudizi su di lui dopo i deludenti trascorsi in Serie A nella stagione 2014-’15. A Bologna gioca nel suo ruolo naturale, quello di guardia, anche se può ricoprire indistintamente i panni del playmaker, cosa fatta a Cantù prima dell’arrivo in Brianza di Tony Carr. In sostanza è una combo guard, che predilige più le azioni personali agli assist ai compagni. A parte le prime tre giornate di LBA, nelle successive sei gare di campionato è sempre partito titolare, producendo 12.6 punti di media in appena 24’. Dopo aver saltato l’ultima partita contro Trieste per fare ritorno negli Stati Uniti per la perdita del padre, nel ruolo di ala piccola dovrebbe trovare spazio il 30enne Kyle Weems, di Kansas. L’intenzione delle “Vu Nere” sarà sicuramente quella di volerlo recuperare mentalmente il prima possibile, dopo che tutti - dalla tifoseria al club – gli hanno mostrato grandissima vicinanza. Uscito dal college di Missouri State, dove ha sempre segnato tantissimo, negli ultimi tre anni ha giocato in Turchia tra Besiktas e Tofas Bursa. Nella stagione 2015-’16 ha fatto il suo esordio anche in EuroLega, con i francesi di Strasburgo. Prima del lutto che lo ha colpito ha giocato otto partite da titolare a oltre 9 punti, 6 rimbalzi e 3.5 assist di media. L’ala grande è l’abruzzese Giampaolo Ricci, 28 anni, di Chieti. È arrivato alla Virtus dopo una scalata iniziata dalle Minors, partendo dalla Stella Azzurra Roma e da Casalpusterlengo, passando poi per Verona, Tortona e Cremona, dove ha disputato due stagioni strepitose in Serie A, che gli sono valse la prestigiosa chiamata in estate dalla corazzata Segafredo. Per un pelo non ha partecipato anche ai Mondiali in Cina con la maglia della Nazionale italiana, venendo escluso all’ultimo dai 12 convocati da coach Romeo Sacchetti, che lo aveva fatto “esplodere” alla Vanoli. Insieme a Markovic è il giocatore della Virtus con il plus minus più alto in campionato, dove peraltro finora sta tirando molto bene da tre (44.1%). In 26’ sul parquet segna in media 9.8 punti a partita, a cui aggiunge 4.3 rimbalzi. A completare il quintetto iniziale c’è Julian Gamble, 30 anni, americano della Carolina del Nord. Lo scorso anno ha incontrato la Virtus da avversario ai quarti di finale in BCL, dando ai bianconeri del filo da torcere e sfiorando con Nanterre l’accesso alla Final Four di Anversa. Dopo dieci giornate è il miglior rimbalzista in LBA delle “Vu Nere”, il lungo ne cattura infatti 7.4 di media in meno di 23’, a cui si sommano gli oltre 11 punti a partita. Doppia cifra per lui anche in Europa, dove segna pressoché gli stessi punti (10.8).

     

    LA PANCHINA AVVERSARIA
    Dalla panchina, strano ma vero, spicca la superstar del campionato, quel Teodosic che per dieci lunghi anni ha deliziato il pubblico di tutta Europa, vestendo le maglie di Olympiacos e CSKA Mosca, giocando 237 partite in EuroLega e totalizzando oltre 2800 punti e oltre 1100 assist. Per un anno e mezzo in NBA con i Clippers di Los Angeles, nel curriculum Teodosic può vantare anche un titolo di MVP di EuroLega e tre nomine nel miglior quintetto della competizione, oltre ad averla vinta nel 2016 con i russi del CSKA. Con la maglia della Nazionale serba è stato inserito per due volte anche nel miglior quintetto dei Mondiali. In EuroCup quest’anno segna ben 17 punti di media, più o meno fa lo stesso anche in campionato, dove in 23’ scarsi aggiunge anche 5.1 assist di media. In LBA sfiora il 40% da oltre l’arco. Nell’ultimo successo ha incantato il pubblico di Trieste mettendo a segno tre canestri consecutivi nel finale, che hanno permesso alla Virtus non solo di battere all’overtime i padroni di casa ma anche di mantenere l’imbattibilità. Il cambio naturale di Gaines è, ironia della sorte un altro ex biancoblù, David Cournooh, esterno veronese classe ’90 di origini ghanesi. È alla seconda stagione in maglia Segafredo e, insieme agli altri italiani Filippo Baldi Rossi e Alessandro Pajola, è uno dei reduci della passata stagione, conclusasi senza playoff ma con la Champions League in bacheca. A Cantù ha giocato un anno e mezzo, entrando nella storia del club per aver fatto parte di quella squadra in grado di battere Milano alla Final Eight di Coppa Italia contro ogni avversità, oltre a raggiungere un impronosticabile settimo posto e i playoff con coach Marco Sodini in panchina. Con la Virtus gioca circa 14’ a partita in campionato, dove è a partito quattro volte titolare, mentre in EuroCup trova più spazio, giocando 17’ di media e partendo spesso titolare. Dopo Teodosic, Djordjevic può contare su un altro giocatore di enorme talento a partire dalla panchina: Vince Hunter, ala forte americana classe ’94, uscito dall’università di UTEP, la stessa dell’ex canturino Randy Culpepper. In passato ha giocato, seppur per brevi periodi, sia in NBA (con Memphis) che in EuroLega (con il Panathinaikos). In carriera ha vinto una Champions Legaue e una Coppa Intercontinentale con i greci dell’AEK Atene. In Serie A è partito fortissimo con quasi 14 punti di media in soli 19’ di impiego. Chiudono le rotazioni i già citati Pajola, Baldi Rossi e l’ala serba ma di formazione italiana Stefan Nikolic, classe ’97, lo scorso anno a Udine in A2, dove ha disputato un buon campionato. Mentre Nikolic trova pochissimo spazio, diverso è il discorso per Pajola e Baldi Rossi. Entrambi, infatti, giocano non meno di dieci-undici minuti di media. Pajola è un playmaker di soli 20 anni ma già con esperienza, alla Virtus dal 2015. La proprietà punta molto su di lui, anche se con Markovic e Teodosic ha ridotto non poco il minutaggio dello scorso anno. Avrà comunque da imparare dai due campioni serbi, la loro presenza male non gli farà. Baldi Rossi, invece, ala/centro modenese di 29 anni è alla terza stagione in bianconero e alla terza stagione in EuroCup, dopo le precedenti apparizioni quando vestiva la canotta di Trento. Ad arricchire un roster già completo c’è il centro argentino Marcos Delia, firmato dalla proprietà più per l’EuroCup che per il campionato, dove infatti ha giocato una sola partita, in sostituzione a Weems. Essendo il settimo straniero nel roster, Djordjevic è costretto a lasciarlo sempre in tribuna. A Trieste, però, all’esordio in Italia, ha giocato bene e contro Cantù potrebbe anche avere una seconda chance. Membro fisso della Nazionale albiceleste, con cui ha vinto una clamorosa medaglia d’argento ai recenti Mondiali cinesi, in EuroCup trova più spazio, venendo utilizzato da Djordjevic circa 9’ a partita. In passato ha giocato perlopiù in Sudamerica e Spagna, facendo esperienza al Murcia, prima di passare alla Joventut Badalona.

     

    I PRECEDENTI
    Pallacanestro Cantù e Virtus Bologna si sono sfidate in passato in ben 164 occasioni. Precedenti favorevoli alla squadra felsinea avanti con 92 successi contro i 72 dei brianzoli, che però in casa hanno vinto 54 sfide e perse solo 30. Domani sera scenderanno in campo la bellezza di 46 trofei: 29 da una parte, per i padroni di casa, e 17 dall’altra. Diciassette sono anche le coppe internazionali vinte dalle due squadre, 5 conquistate dalla Virtus e 12 da Cantù.

     

    INFO GENERALI
    Acqua S.Bernardo Cantù e Virtus Segafredo Bologna si sfideranno domani per l’undicesima giornata del campionato di Legabasket Serie A 2019-‘2020, in campo alla “Virtus Segafredo Arena” alle ore 20:30. Ad arbitrare l’incontro saranno i signori Michele Rossi, Lorenzo Baldini e Marco Vita. La partita sarà trasmessa su Eurosport Player, radiocronaca su Radio Cantù 89.600 FM e streaming su radiocantu.com. Per la gara di domani le autorità competenti hanno disposto il divieto di vendita dei tagliandi ai residenti nella provincia di Como.


              

    Terror checks intensify as London Bridge attack enters election fray

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    LONDON: Britain's Boris Johnson said Sunday (Dec 2) he had ordered the security services to step up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, prompting accusations that he was exploiting the London Bridge attack for political gain less than two weeks before elections. The ...
              

    Strider Releases Report on China’s Efforts Around Dual-Use Quantum Technologies

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    Report Details How China Exploits Western Research Institutions to Leap Ahead in Quantum Applications

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    Fundamental Comics: G. Willow Wilson Creates Modern Muslim Identity with ‘Cairo’

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    Fundamental Comics: G. Willow Wilson Creates Modern Muslim Identity with ‘Cairo’

    “Fundamental Comics,” a monthly editorial series that introduces readers to comics, graphic novels, and manga that have been impactful to the sequential art medium and the comic book industry on a foundational level.  Each month, a new essay will examine a familiar or less-known title through an in-depth analysis, exploring the history of the title, significant themes, and context for the title’s popularity since it was first released.


    Cairo
    Writer:  G. Willow Wilson
    Artist/Colorist:  M. K. Perker
    Letterer:  Travis Lanham
    Editor:  Joan Hilty    
    Publisher:  Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics
    Publication Date:   November 7, 2007
    No. of Issues:  Graphic Novel


    SPOILER ALERT: There are major plot reveals that may impede the reader’s enjoyment if reading Cairo for the first time.


    Introduction
    Egypt is the seat of one of the longest civilizations and is often referred to as a cradle of civilization.  While there were forms of localized governments and established cultural practices that can be traced back to 10,000 BCE, 3150 BCE marks the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt and the beginning of pharaonic dynasties.  Over the centuries, the ancient Egyptians developed and led many societal and cultural changes; they were often victors, but, eventually, their power dissipated as other cultures expanded and exerted their political power.  It wasn’t until the early 20th century before Egypt found independence once again.

    Egypt gained their independence in 1922, but it wasn’t until the U.S. became involved during the Suez Crisis (1956) that the two countries established ties.  The U.S. brokered a peace agreement in 1979, supporting Egypt with military aid and positioning them as a key ally in the Middle East, which eventually evolved into a bilateral friendship.  Egypt initially supported counterterrorism steps taken by the U.S. after the attacks of 2001 but drew the line at Iraqi occupation efforts.  A crack in the friendship formed and manifested itself through a period of tension and transition that finally erupted in 2011.  It was during this time, in 2003, that American writer G. Willow Wilson moved to Cairo to teach English.  This move coincided with her conversion to Islam.  In 2007, this ancient city became the backdrop and namesake of her first graphic novel, Cairo (Vertigo), which paired her with artist M. K. Perker.  Although Muslim characters were not new to comics, Wilson’s ensemble cast was an early effort to portray a group of Middle Eastern characters that did not traditionally fit into the stereotypes that American audiences were familiar with from other comics, films, television, etc.




    The Plot
    “So, today, I hit one of those stoned camels with my truck,” states a young man, smoking a cigarette with a hookah at his side.  This is Ashraf, an Egyptian smuggler, looking to make some money and have a better life.  An Israeli special forces soldier, Tova, is traveling with a group of Bedouin, and, unbeknownst to her, she has crossed the border into Egypt and must quickly find a quiet way to get back home. American Kate and Lebanese-American Shaheed are on the same flight bound for Cairo.  She is an aspiring journalist looking for a writing job that matches with her political views, while Shaheed is a student headed for Beirut where he plans to don a bomb and sacrifice himself.  Meanwhile, in Cairo, Egyptian dissident journalist Jibreel harbors big dreams for himself and his girlfriend (Ashraf’s sister) Salma.  

    All five characters are on a collision course towards each other via the hookah Ashraf stole from power-hungry crime lord and secret magician (Nar) who has nefarious plans.  Ashraf peddles the pipe to Shaheed, but later seeks to get it back when he learns that the hookah is home to a djinn, Shams, who is both cursed and coveted by Nar.  Each character brings their insight and personal baggage into the story, proving that life’s issues transcend political and cultural differences.  Each character must grapple with the cause/effect of their actions, as well as seek to understand (and challenge) their beliefs and prejudices.  All of the characters’ stories quickly intertwine with Shams, protector of East (an unimaginable power), and along the way, each finds friendship and clarity of purpose.  Much of the action crisscrosses present-day Cairo (a supporting character of the story), while the mystical aspects unfold in the world of Under-Nile.  




    Reception Upon Original Release
    As mentioned in the introduction above, the U.S./Egypt political relationship blossomed with the peace agreement and military aid; however, Egyptian and Middle Eastern characters portrayed in American popular culture mediums did not fair well.  In an August 2019 The Hollywood Reporter article, “Ms. Marvel, Muslim Identity and a Changing Hollywood” written by Sheraz Farooqi, Muslim characterization is often “pigeonholed into a villainous stereotype; they are terrorists with heavy accents. […] or just bad guy fodder for our heroes to mow down…” Muslim men are often bearded, talk with a heavy accent, angry, and are driven by conservative ideologies; for example, look at successful films like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg), True Lies (1994, James Cameron), The Siege (1998, Edward Zwick), or the recent London Has Fallen (2016, Babak Najafi).  The same stereotypes populated American television viewing experience.  Not mentioned in Farooqi’s article, but just as important, was the casting of non-Middle Eastern actors to Middle Eastern roles in American films and television, which excluded their own agency and experience that they could bring to these roles.

    CBR.com reporter Latonya Pennington gathered together “15 Muslim Characters in Comics You Should Know” in an article dated February 3, 2017, and included a long list of superhero characters including Wilson’s Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), a Pakistani-Muslim living in the U.S.  This was the first comic in which a Muslim character headlined their own title.  Other than Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis, about her childhood in Iran (translated into English in 2003/2004), there are no other Middle Eastern non-superhero characters mentioned in the list.

    So, where does this put Cairo at the time of its release in 2007?  First, the graphic novel challenged well-worn Muslim stereotypes by taking place in Cairo and by having an international cast (Egyptian, Israeli, Lebanses-American, American) in which to explore and step away from the stereotypical Muslim portrayals.  Wilson’s efforts to capture her experiences and engagement with Cairo and its inhabitants resulted in one of the first Western sequential stories to provide a positive view of a Middle Eastern culture.  It resonated with American audiences, and, in late 2007, Cairo was named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Publishers WeeklySchool Library Journal named the paperback edition one of the Best Graphic Novels for High School Students in 2008 while in 2009, the American Library Association named Cairo one of the Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens.


    Critical Analysis
    Fulbright scholar and professor emeritus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Dr. Jack Shaheen dedicated much of his career to challenging and giving visibility to Arabs and Muslims.  In his seminal essay, “The Comic Book Arab,” published in The Link (November-December 1991, Vol. 24 No. 5), he studied the vast field of comic books, identifying three categories of Middle Eastern character stereotypes:

    Repulsive Terrorist
    These individuals are portrayed as “fanatics who wish to subjugate the western world through a reign of terror” in an us vs. them mentality.  Individuals in this group are overweight, uncouth, and whose appearance is unkept (facial hair for example).  They are angry, dangerous, and armed and ready to engage in violent acts against others.

    Sinister Sheikh
    “With his dark sunglasses, white headdress and fierce beard, the sheikhs of comic book lore vary little in the malevolence of their aspiration to world domination.” These individuals are evil super villains driving towards fulfilling their maniacal plans.  They are often associated with big business and have unlimited money to bankroll their plans.

    Rapacious Bandit
    Individuals in this group tend to fall into one of two subcategories.  They may be killers, but they tend to be backward and a more localized threat.  Of the three categories, among this group is a subset of characters that are more balanced, helpful, and sympathetic; however, this goal is seldom achieved.

    In Shaheen’s research, he mentions the silencing nature of women stereotypes in the comics he reviewed.  He compared that women in a profession, such as dancer, had some voice (dialogue), but that women as housewives, often did not, particularly when wearing a full-body-length naqab.  Shaheen notes these women are “voiceless, featureless, and, for all [intents] purposes, mindless, she is wholly devoid of personality.”  Complicating women’s position in the story are those occasions when a Middle Eastern woman and an American man (hero) are attracted to and/or trust each other; as a result, “Arab men react with hostility to such events.”  Interactions between Arab men and western women are “almost without exception icy, overflowing with hate, lust, and mutual contempt.”  Educators Marvin Wingfield and Bushra Karaman state in their essay, “Arab Stereotypes and American Educators,” published in ADC in 2007 (the same year as Cairo’s release), that “The Arab world – 22 countries, the locus of several world religions, a multitude of ethnic and linguistic groups, and hundreds of years of history – is reduced to a few simplistic images” which are overwhelmingly negative and heavily reliant on skewed generalizations.

    Wilson sought to change the pervasive stereotypes with Cairo.  In an NPR interview conducted November 20, 2007, Wilson discussed, “A lot of the characteristics of the people who are in the book are drawn from experiences that either I have had or people close to me have had in the Middle East.  Emotionally, and also in some sense of – politically, I am drawing on the lives and the positions and the feelings of people that I know, you know, who have lived in the Middle East or who have a background that kind of draws them to these places.”  Although Wilson uses a stereotypical villain and henchmen, for her main group of protagonists, she plays off opposing traits as a method of exploring each character’s motivations and their journey of growth in the story.  There are three pivotal relationship moments that showcase each character’s uniqueness and growth in their respective situations.

    Jibreel and Kate
    Kate meets Jibreel as she seeks assistance in finding her hotel.  He states she is brave but should not be wandering alone.  Jibreel states he will help her by walking her to the hotel, and Kate catches herself as she begins to compare Jibreel’s generosity to the societal disconnect she is used to back home (Orange County, CA).  They are kidnapped and find themselves in the Under-Nile.  Feeling the stress of the situation and wondering if they will find their way back to Cairo, Kate and Jibreel find they are at odds with each other’s philosophical beliefs, and they engage in a heated argument.  The all-seeing devil is aware of their weaknesses, and he seeks to pit the pair against each other by exploiting their intolerance for each other's cultural and personal beliefs.  He tries to provoke Jibreel and Kate, two rational individuals, to violently attack each other.  Jibreel finds strength in his love for others while Kate draws on her beliefs, and by teaming together they find compassion and defeat the devil.  Through their characters, readers witness that compassion is stronger than violent means.




    Tova and Ashraf
    Politics and culture dictate they should be enemies.  He is a drug smuggler, and she is a special forces soldier.  They could not be more different, but after an initially bumpy start – at gunpoint, Tova demands Ashraf take her to the border – they find common ground.  Not the usual masculine hero and weaker female sidekick scenario, they work together as team by drawing on each other’s strengths.  Ashraf’s machismo appears late in the story when he feels protective of Tova because of the romantic feelings he has for her.  In turn, Tova grapples with war, because she realizes it is a war that she and Ashraf have inherited.  While it is true that there were no housewives represented in this story, Tova represents a female perspective that is not typical.  Additionally, she has her own voice, which is well represented in Cairo.   




    Shams and Shaheed
    Shams does not look like any of Shaheen’s three stereotypes, and through this character Wilson conveys a mystical journey of a djinn that draws the ensemble cast, but especially Shaheed.   As a djinn, Shams knows what Shaheed has been up to and exactly why he was headed to Beirut.  The djinn is the young man’s voice of reason and wisdom.  The djinn also represents the one person who believes that Shaheed is a good person and has potential to find his life’s path.  Shaheed is so willing to sacrifice his life, but Shams helps him find strength and, more importantly, the will to live.  As a result, the two form a special bond and represent the mystical aspects of Cairo.  




    While Wilson relies on established stereotypes for the villain and his henchmen (especially Waleed), she successfully challenges those tropes when it comes to the main protagonists.  She pairs up each character by partnering them with their opposite, be it philosophical, political, cultural, and - in two of the pairings - by gender.  In each pairing and in the larger narrative, readers experience a diverse group of characters living life in another part of the world that has so often been depicted as full of terrorists, an angry group of people quick to violence – essentially, no redeeming attributes; however, Wilson tells a compelling and new story that reflects a more realistic view of an ancient Middle East city and its people.  

    Although this essay has focused specifically on the text, Perker’s art brings to life this wonderful city and the cast of characters whose stories readers follow.  His inks and shadows are well done, and it is easy to forget that the visuals are only in black-and-white tones.  Perker emphasizes the action through panel orientation, but not to the detriment of Wilson’s storytelling.  It was an excellent partnership.

    Relevancy Today
    A dozen years later, does Cairo have relevancy today? In a word, yes.  Wingfield and Karaman state, “Prejudice and discrimination against Arab Americans is often rooted in negative stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims.”  This extends to ethnic groups of other countries that are portrayed in American popular culture mediums.  In Shaheen’s closing remarks, he states that these simple stereotypes do an “injustice to a people who have made tremendous contributions to society.”  Stereotypes establish generalizations that influence our media, and breeds ignorance.  More damaging, though, is the impact of negative stereotypes on the group being generalized, especially for young viewers who are impressionable and seeking role models in which to emulate.

    Strides are being made, but there is always more that can and should be done.  As an industry, it’s important to give fair representation to groups under-represented, because it gives voice to groups of people we do not usually hear and see.  It is an opportunity to expand storytelling with less familiar, but no less interesting, characters that bring experiences and their culture to life.  As readers, we should seek out resources that will balance our reading and present us with more accurate details that inform us.  Stories like Cairo break down stereotypes and reveal not only a rich culture, but also a modern culture of people with similar goals, likes, challenges.  









              

    HeLa planet scenario

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    Durant l’atelier du 16 et 17 novembre, nous avons réfléchi à quelques scénario pour réaliser un premier jeu vide-a complet.

    Il est inspiré de l’histoire des cellules de Henrietta Lacks qui ont donné naissance à la “ligne de cellules immortelles” HeLa qui proviennent des cellules souches cancereuse prélevées dans le pelvis d’Henrietta Lacks à son insue en 1957 et à été utilisée à travers le monde c’est la ligne de cellules la plus communément utilisée, elle a permis de trouver des succès de recherche sur de nombreuses maladies. Si Henrietta Lacks n’a pas elle été soignée et est décédée, ses cellules ont pris une vie autonome, elles ont été clonées de façon massive, même transformées pour l’étude de cancers d’autres Organes. Les cellules HeLa sont connues pour avoir contaminé d’autres cellules dans les laboratoires c’est ce qui a finalement mis au courant la famille de la défunte Henrietta Lacks de l’existence de HeLa, amenant une forme de reconaissance posthume. Plusieurs formes d’hommages ont été rendus, dont un astéroide qui porte son nom 359426Lacks, la nomination s’est faite sur une proposition de Carrie Nugent qui a également proposé de nommer un astéroide au nom de Rosa Parks. C’est sur cet Astéroide que se déroule le scénario de notre jeu, il aborde l’histoire merveilleuse de cette ligne de cellule immortelle provenant d’une femme noire qui n’a pas été soignée mais à contribuer à soigner de nombreux blancs.

    Esthétique

    Fonds dynamiques composé de cellules HeLa comme dans les exemples de @Amelie_Dumont il s’agira d’un environnement dynamique qui sont composés au début du jeu.
    La trame peut être composée d’images de cellules ou d’image plus abstraite évocatrice mais qui conserve lun mystère.

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    Plein d’images des cellules HeLa
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    By National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institutes of Health (NIH) https://imagebank.nih.gov/details.cfm?imageid=1463, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29528569

    Mode Narratif

    A la recherche d’Henrietta Lacks, elle est disséminée un petit peu partout dans l’environnement on peut en retrouver des morceaux ou des bénéficiaires… sur sa pierre tombale nouvellement posée, (avant il n’y en avait pas) l’épitaphe est:
    Henrietta Lacks, August 1, 1920 - October 4, 1951
    In loving memory of a phenomenal woman,
    wife and mother who touched the lives of many.
    Here lies Henrietta Lacks (HeLa). Her immortal
    cells will continue to help mankind forever.
    Eternal Love and Admiration, From Your Family

    • Il s’agit d’une histoire qui se dévoile, on peut utiliser des shaders pour faire se remplacer plusieurs couches visuelles en dessous des shaders on peut trouver d’autres éléments qui viennnet composer un portrait de Henrietta Lacks, ce pourrait être des éléments de l’histoire HeLa ou bien des informations concernant certains projets médicaux qui s’appuient sur HeLa ou des personnes soignées, des potions.

    • Question: Est-ce que HeLa à conscience qu’elle est utilisée,

    • Dans le jeu HeLa pourrait être un demi Dieu à qui permet d’obtenir des clefs pour obtenir des informations par exemple.

    • C’est à cause de la surexploitation des cellules que la famille a finalement été au courant, de leur capacité à se reproduire et à s’acclimater à d’autres espaces, cela pose de nombreuses pistes mátaphoriques utilisables.

    Game Play

    Tu est sur l’astéroîde HeLa et tu dois prendre un morceau de l’environnement un bout de la texture même, et tu découvre peu à peu l’histoire de HeLa grâce à des textes, des indices des images etc…

    Intro

    Cinématique qui présente rapidement l’origine de l’astéroîde HeLa et sa nature

    Premier Niveau (à compléter)

    Henrietta Lacks Rosa Parks et les autres
    Sur l’astéroïde premières découvertes quelques éléments d’histoire qui assemblés ensemble commencent à faire sens, fin du niveau on arrive à l’apparition de HeLa immortelle.

    Deuxième Niveau (à compléter)

    Le Bien de l’humanité

    Ce niveau fonctionne sur le même principe que le premier on trouve des éléments d’information mais cette fois ci concernant l’histoire des recherches des découvertes des soins des personnes soignées de la médecine occidentale.
    Qyuestion peut on sacrifier une partie pour le bien de tous, réponse non, le bien de tous passe par le bien de chacun c’est un partage énergétique.

    issue du niveau à déterminer

    Troisième Niveau (à compléter)

    Si à partir d’HeLa on à réussi à former des exemples de cellules d’autres parties du corps, peut être peut on recomposer un corps complet avec des trouvailles, mais quel type de corps, tatoué brodé lumineuse dansante etc…

    HUD (Head Over Display)

    Est ce que le personnage ballade son HUD au-dessus de la tête, est-ce qu’il est connecté à HeLa, par exemple il change de couleur en fonction de l’état de HeLa.

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    London Bridge attack: Boris Johnson ignores family’s plea not to exploit victims' deaths - The Guardian

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    1. London Bridge attack: Boris Johnson ignores family’s plea not to exploit victims' deaths  The Guardian
    2. Citizens take down terrorist on London Bridge  ABC News
    3. Boris Johnson ignores family plea on London bridge terror victim death  Business Insider
    4. Jack Merritt Died in the London Bridge Attack. Don’t Forget What He Stood For.  The New York Times
    5. With London Bridge, we have many facts but no answers  The Guardian
    6. View full coverage on Google News

              

    L’argile, un soin de beauté ancestral…

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    L’emploi de l’argile, avec ses nombreuses variétés, de couleurs et de textures différentes, remonte aux origines des civilisations. Terre glaise d’une immense richesse sédimentaire, ses vertus notamment thérapeutiques et cosmétiques naturelles restent toujours largement exploitées.

    Présente dans le monde entier, l’argile est riche en silicium, calcium, phosphore, fer, magnésium, cuivre, zinc, manganèse, sélénium...  Elle véhicule des actifs et les restitue à la peau, en la reminéralisant et en la détoxifiant. Ses sels minéraux sont échangés contre les toxines et les impuretés de la peau. Son pouvoir absorbant et décongestionnant ainsi que ses propriétés protectrice et anti-inflammatoire lui confèrent de multiples utilisations. Dès lors qu’elle a la faculté de retenir l’eau, l’argile est un produit cosmétique naturel qui fait merveille pour purifier la peau, réduire l’excès de sébum ou donner de l’éclat à la chevelure…

     

    Masques à l’argile

    La préparation est très simple à réaliser. Il suffit de transférer l’argile en poudre de son choix dans un bol, et d’ajouter du liquide jusqu’à l’obtention d’une pâte homogène. Le mélange se faisant à l’aide d’une cuillère en verre ou en bois, en évitant le métal.

    Facile à trouver, simple à préparer, peu onéreuse et pleine de propriétés, elle peut s’associer à de nombreux produits comme les huiles végétales ou essentielles, au vinaigre, au citron… Le soin le plus connu à base d’argile en cosmétique est le masque, qui peut être réalisé avec une eau de source ou une eau florale. À appliquer sur le visage et le cou, il importe de bien se rincer avant que l’argile ne soit complètement sèche.

     

    Un produit de beauté tout en couleurs

    En usage externe, l’argile verte et l’argile blanche sont les plus utilisées, mais, selon les minéraux prédominants, la couleur de l’argile varie. Rose, rouge, jaune, bleue… chacune a sa spécificité et ses propriétés, et chaque type de peau peut être traité avec l’argile la plus adaptée pour le soin du visage et du corps.

    Verte, elle possède un pouvoir rééquilibrant, nettoie délicatement la peau et absorbe l’excès de sébum. Si elle convient à tous les types de peaux, elle est particulièrement recommandée aux peaux acnéiques ou grasses pour éclaircir le teint, ainsi qu’aux cheveux gras et ternes pour leur redonner de l’éclat (appliquer sur les cheveux une pâte épaisse en mélangeant moitié eau, moitié vinaigre de cidre).

    Pour faire disparaître un bouton, appliquer dessus un peu d’argile verte, laisser sécher, rincer à l’eau tiède, puis poser une rondelle de citron quelques minutes. On trouve des tubes prêts à l’emploi tout à fait adaptés pour traiter la peau localement.

    On peut également utiliser l’argile verte tel un dentifrice pour avoir des dents blanches et l’haleine fraîche.

    L’argile jaune, la plus proche de l’argile verte, fera un masque idéal pour les peaux normales et résistantes, mais aussi pour les peaux grasses et acnéiques. Elle est tonifiante pour le corps, mais déconseillée sur une peau déshydratée ou sujette aux irritations.

    L’argile blanche, très fine, est adoucissante et décongestionnante. Elle calme les irritations de la peau et du cuir chevelu. Pauvre en minéraux mais riche en silice, elle est recommandée en masque pour les peaux sensibles, sèches et réactives, irritées ou couperosées. Elle est idéale pour les peaux matures. Elle ressource la peau en profondeur et lui apporte de l’éclat.

    L’argile rose provient d’un mélange d’argile blanche et d’argile rouge. C’est l’argile des peaux sujettes aux rougeurs. En masque, elle est douce, relativement neutre et riche en oligo-éléments.

    L’argile rouge est essentiellement utilisée en cosmétique. Elle doit sa couleur à l’oxyde de fer qu’elle contient en abondance, qui lui confère des propriété matifiantes. Rééquilibrante, elle améliore la circulation sanguine et constitue un soin très doux pour les peaux sujettes aux rougeurs. Elle redonne également de l’éclat au teint brouillé. Dans un bain, elle adoucit et tonifie l’épiderme.

    L’argile bleue convient à tous les types de peaux. Elle est à privilégier quand l’environnement est très pollué. Elle élimine les impuretés, permet d’oxygéner la peau et de retrouver un teint lumineux.

    Le rhassoul est une terre argileuse provenant du Maroc qui s’emploie comme un shampooing ou un savon doux sans tensioactif. Il respecte le film hydrolipidique de la peau et du cheveu et n’agresse pas les glandes sébacées. Il est particulièrement recommandé pour les peaux sensibles et allergiques.

    En cataplasme, masque, bain de boue ou poudre sèche…, l’argile aux multiples bienfaits a toute sa toute sa place parmi les soins cosmétiques.


              

    Bashir now faces death over 1989 coup that brought him to power

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    Deposed Sudan President Omar al Bashir, already on trial over economic crimes during his 30-year reign, faces a possible death sentence over his role in the 1989 coup that removed the democratically elected government of Sadid al-Mahdi from power. During a busy week where he has tried to build confidence in the judiciary following the ouster of Mr al-Bashir in April, Attorney General Taj AlSir AlHeabr said he had formed a committee to investigate the June 30, 1989 military putsch which was led by Mr al-Bashir. The committee’s findings will form the basis of prosecution of the Islamic Movement’s leaders, including civilians and military personnel, for undermining the constitutional system. The charge has no limitation for time lapses and is punishable by death or life imprisonment. “The committee has the competencies of public prosecution of military coup perpetrators,” Mr AlHeabr said. It is empowered to call any person to help with investigations and will report back in three months. The attorney general said he hoped the findings would lay down a marker against forceful take-over of government that has characterised Sudan’s politics. The first coup happened in 1958 just two years after independence when Ibrahim Abboud usurped power. He was dethroned by Jaafar Numeiri in 1969 who later suffered the same fate at the hands of Mr al-Bashir. Mr al-Bashir soon cultivated legitimacy with the international community which did not frown at coups then as it does now until he got isolated over his support of terrorist organisations, hostility to a number of neighbouring governments and his ideological leanings to Sharia law. Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is now on a diplomatic offensive to have Sudan removed from the US state sponsors of terrorism blacklist, which has limited its ability to attract investments or secure external financing for development in the face of a $55 billion debt stockpile. Last week, the Sudan Council of Ministers resolved to annul the Public Order Act under which women were severely punished for misconducts as provided under Sheria law. The annulment now awaits the endorsement of ruling Transition Sovereign Council. The committee will later write a criminal report against the masterminds and perpetrators on the 1989 coup. Besides Mr al-Bashir, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, Nafie Ali Nafie, Ali Al-Haj Mohammed, Ibrahim Al-Sanusi and leaders of the National Islamic Front party led by Hassan Al-Turabi also face charges of undermining the constitutional order. Legal experts said the turn of events would represent poetic justice for Mr al-Bashir who during his reign exploited provisions on crimes against the state to intimidate and prosecute political opponents as well as civilians. Article 50 of the Sudanese Criminal Code of 1991 provides that conviction for actions intended to undermine the constitutional order of the country or to jeopardising its independence or unity attracts punishment by death, life imprisonment and confiscation of property. PREVENT FUTURE COUPS The opening of the 1989 coup has attracted mixed reactions with supporters, saying the now independent judiciary should issue deterrents to prevent future coups. Soon after deposing Mr al-Bashir, military generals led by Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, repeated on a number of occasions that they had foiled coups schemed by uniformed personnel and former elements of Mr al-Bashir’s regime. Critics, however, say the trial over the coup would not be seen as anything more than the new rulers sacrificing their former leader to convince the masses of their reform credentials. Mr al-Bashir and scores of close allies are already in custody on trials ranging from money laundering to corruption. “There are more pressing regime symbols that the transitional authority in Sudan should punish such as corruption, the killing of demonstrators, as well as war crimes in the areas of armed conflict, whether in Darfur or South Kordofan,” said Tariq Osman, a political analyst. Mr al-Bashir has already been indicted by the International Criminal Court over atrocities in the Darfur region. The Hague Court, however, could not secure his arrest while he was in power as countries like Jordan, Kenya and South Africa which he visited waved away obligations to arrest him with claims of his diplomatic immunity. The sovereign council has blown hot and cold on handing him over to The Hague for trial, with its military wing reluctant and the civil wing keen to honour the international obligation. However, Sudan is presently not a signatory to the ICC treaty. The military wing of the Sovereign council is also not sitting pretty after AlHeabr vowed on Wednesday to try killers of protesters at a sit-in outside the military headquarters on June 3. Officially, 63 people were killed when uniformed men fired at protests but independent sources said up to 130 people may have died. Fingers at the time pointed at the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces headed by the deputy leader of the Sovereign Council Mohamed Hamdan “Hemedti” Dagalo for the deaths. The then transitional military council denied the claims saying some protesters were armed. “I will try the killers even if it was Al-Burhan himself as no one is above the law,” AlHeabr was quoted assuring families of victims of the attack by the Middle East Monitor on Thursday. Hamdok ordered an investigation into the deaths in September. *** SUDAN PASSES LAW TO DISSOLVE NCP Sudan has approved the dissolution of the Islamist National Congress Party, which run roughshod over its rivals and citizens during President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. In a determination to wipe emblems of the regime off the face of the earth similar to when the US deposed Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the ruling Sovereign Council, also outlawed the Public Order Act through which the Sudanese, especially women, were subject to degrading punishments if they did not observe a strict code of conduct akin to Sharia law. Under the resolutions reached on Thursday night, Justice Minister Nasrudin Abdel Bari said the NCP will be dissolved and its leaders banned from political activities for 10 years. Its assets will also be seized by the state as they were amassed through its affiliation to...

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    Ingénieur Développement Web/Php/Python - H/F - CS COMMUNICATION & SYSTEMES - Toulouse

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    CS est un acteur majeur de la conception, de l'intégration et de l'exploitation de systèmes d'information et de communication critiques en France et à l'international. Au sein de CS, la Business Unit ESPACE, rattaché au département Payload Data & Application (PDA), vous intervenez sur les activités de développement front-end. Vous aurez en charge le développement de nouvelles applications Web connectées à des serveurs Catalogue et de données techniques. Vous devrez concevoir et...
              

    Understanding the Difference Between Risk, Threat, and Vulnerability

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    Cyware.com: Understanding the difference between risk, threat, and vulnerability Vulnerabilities refer to weaknesses in a system or program that can be exploited by threats to gain unauthorized access to an asset. Cyber threats refer to cybersecurity circumstances or events that can result in harm to the target organization. Terms like threats, vulnerabilities, and risks are often confused with each other [...]

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    How suspicions of spying threaten cross-border science

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    An intelligence startup warns that China is exploiting Western quantum scientists for military ends. The evidence is thin but tensions are rising.
              

    “146 vulnerabilities in various incarnations of Android smartphone firmware.”

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    Link. Mostly not exploitable?
              

    0026384: Outdated jquery and bootstrap copies with known vulnerabilities

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    The bootstrap code contains two copies of jquery:<br /> ./js/jquery-2.2.4.min.js<br /> ./vendor/phpunit/php-code-coverage/src/CodeCoverage/Report/HTML/Renderer/Template/js/jquery.min.js (version 1.11.3)<br /> <br /> And also a copy of bootstrap 3.3.4:<br /> ./vendor/phpunit/php-code-coverage/src/CodeCoverage/Report/HTML/Renderer/Template/css/bootstrap.min.css<br /> <br /> Both have known vulnerabilities, e.g. [1][2] (which doesn't necessarily mean these are exploitable in the way bootstrap/jquery is used within mantis, these js/css framework vulns are often very specific to certain usecases - still I think known vulnerable components should be updated).<br /> <br /> The latter two seem to be part of php-code-coverage, which has recently updated these:<br /> <a href="https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/php-code-coverage/commit/cfc7f556bef3458d4b052c76579c376bc4b96205">https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/php-code-coverage/commit/cfc7f556bef3458d4b052c76579c376bc4b96205</a><br /> <a href="https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/php-code-coverage/commit/0e6ad854dc76bd6751e3b3b15aa78e6b8605996f">https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/php-code-coverage/commit/0e6ad854dc76bd6751e3b3b15aa78e6b8605996f</a><br /> <br /> So updating the bundled php-code-coverage would fix those.<br /> <br /> [1] <a href="https://blog.getbootstrap.com/2019/02/13/bootstrap-4-3-1-and-3-4-1/">https://blog.getbootstrap.com/2019/02/13/bootstrap-4-3-1-and-3-4-1/</a><br /> [2] <a href="https://www.cvedetails.com/cve/CVE-2019-11358/">https://www.cvedetails.com/cve/CVE-2019-11358/</a>
              

    Commentaires sur Le Franc CFA vit ses dernières heures : La France sur le point de perdre l’Afrique de l’Ouest… par GASKYA SAÏ ALLAH & GOURDOUMOUSS HANA KWANA

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    Abdoulaye S qui, en ce 30 novembre 2019 à 19 h 56 min, répondit à NABAYAOGO Adama en disant: "...Là Guinée a refusé le CFA dès le début de l’indépendance. Est-elle plus riche ? Non. Le Mali a quitté le CFA puis l’a réintégré… Parce que bien sûr ça ne donnait rien… Ce qui rend un pays riche c’est son économie, son industrie, le niveau de formation de sa main d’œuvre..." Bien qu’à la fin, tu as donné de certaines clartés à ton commentaire, il importe que tu te détrompe en conjuguant ton verbe avec ceux de tes frères africains dans leur Afrique mille fois martyrisés par ceux-là qui ne cessent d'emprunter la stratégie des polythéistes du Koreich lorsqu'ils voulurent tuer le Saint Prophète Mohamed (rsaws) Messager Envoyé d'Allah (swt) pour guider l'humanité sur le droit chemin. Rappelons-nous, rappelez-vous et rappelle-toi cher Abdoulaye S, n'eut été l'inspiration divine qui recommanda à l'Envoyé d'Allah (swt) d'ordonner à son cousin Ali Ibn Abi Thalleb de passer la nuit sur son lit à sa place pendant qu'il quitta nuitamment la Mecque pour le Hijr/Hégire en compagnie de son fidèle ami Aboubakr As Sadiq et se réfugier à la Médine; CES POLYTHÉISTES ADORATEURS DES IDOLES DU KOREICH QUI SE SONT COALISÉS, AURAIENT RÉUSSI À ÉTOUFFER LA RELIGION DE LA PAIX DANS L’ŒUF ET TUER SON PROPAGATEUR AFIN QU'ON NE PUISSE ACCUSER QUI QUE CE SOIT, DU MEURTRE (ce qui arriva au Regretté Feu-Président Saddam comme au guide libyen; et, qu'a aussi failli connaitre la RCI des Bagbo, ADO et Konan B...). Aujourd'hui, nous sommes dans un monde d'intolérance et de violence parce qu'il n'y a plus personne qui puisse dire vertement la VÉRITÉ À CES GRANDS QUI S'APPUIENT SUR LES FAIBLES POUR SE LEVER ET ÉCRASENT LES PLUS PAUVRES POUR AVANCER". Il faut que cette expression soit imprimée dans la tête de tout et toute personne qui se sait injustement maintenu dans la pauvreté et la misère, sans droit de vivre et exister dignement sur cette Terre d'héritage à toute l'humanité. N'eut été la peur, la violence et l'ignominie qui s'y commettent de par les hommes sans foi ni loi qui se croient au-dessus de la Loi universelle, croyez-vous que le rhinocéros ou le simple bœuf peut se laisser tuer par l'infime et infâme être humain? Que n'a-t-on pas appris de la 2nde guerre mondiale où les africains furent traités comme la chaire à canon pour faire gagner toutes les batailles en faveurs de ceux-là qui ont canardé à baïonnette, tous les survivants au camp militaire de Thiaroyes/Dakar/Sénégal parce qu'ils réclament de les tenir aux mêmes pieds d'égalité que leurs pairs de la métropole et transporter chacun dans sa terre d'origine? JUSQU'AUJOURD'HUI, CETTE POLITIQUE DE LA PEAU DE CITRON PRESSÉ, CONTINUE SUR NOS CHEFS D’ÉTATS ET DE GOUVERNEMENTS MANIPULÉS COMME DES MARIONNETTES PAR LES ANCIENS MAITRES COLONIAUX QUI LES UTILISENT EN SERVILES SERVITEURS BERGERS-GARDIENS DE NOS PEUPLES MAINTENUS DANS DES ENCLOS POUR FAIRE LE SALE BOULOT SUR LEURS FRÈRES AFRICAINS PENDANT QUE LEURS RICHESSES SONT EXPROPRIÉES, EXPLOITÉES ET EXPORTÉES AILLEURS (nos pays partagés en 1884 à Berlin après l'abolition du pur esclavagisme) TOUT EN LES EMPÊCHANT D'ALLER AU PÂTURAGE (situation des subsahariens bloqués et maltraités au Maghreb pour les empêcher de traverser la Méditerranée). Réfléchissons et traitons la question de notre monnaie unique "ÉCO"avec méthode et intelligence car, Abdoulaye S n'eut pas compris la Grandeur de vision du Regretté Feu Président Ahmed Sékou Touré de la Guinée Conakry à qui, son frère Kwamé N'Kurma retira son chapeau pour lui faire des révérences respectueuses; POSEZ-EN LA QUESTION À A. DAN SAKO compagnon encore vivant du Feu Président Léopoold Sédar Senghor du Sénégal QUI VOUS EN DIRA PLUS. Allez dans les grandes bibliothèques ou acheter les meilleurs ouvrages de l'africanité de nos peuples pour vous cultiver autrement, rares sont les groupes médiatiques qui puissent vomir des vérités sur les conditions d'existence de l'Afrique et des africains; car, aujourd'hui encore, "LE CONTINENT BERCEAU DE L’HUMANITÉ ET SES PEUPLES D'ORIGINE, SONT SOUS UNE TROISIÈME COLONISATION SUIVANT CETTE ANALOGIE DES COLONISATIONS APRÈS BERLIN DE 1884". C'est regrettable que les africains lisent peu les livres pour prétendre tout connaitre avec nos intellos plus ou moins pragmatiques toujours prompts comme nos historiens, à nous déverser ce qui nous maintint toujours sous l'effet de l'hypnose occidentale. ALHAMDU LILLAH! AVEC LES INCOMPRIS NOUVEAUX DIRIGEANTS OCCIDENTAUX TELS PAPY DONALD TRUMP ET LE JEUNE EMMANUEL MACRON; L'ARC-EN-CIEL MONDIAL CHANGE DE COULEURS. Malgré tout, le mieux pour les affricains, c'est de croire à l'engagement sobre et noble de certains Chefs d'Etats africains qui ne cessent de méditer pour voir comment laisser une Afrique véritablement libre et indépendante au profit des générations futures qui soient conscientes, travailleuses et responsables de son destin. Pour y arriver, il faut beaucoup d'éducation, de formation et de sensibilisation. En attendant d'atteindre ce cap où les gens ne cherchent que des gains faciles quand, pour travailler dans ton pays africain, l'on te demande d'abord qui t'a coopté alors qu'en France, o te demande ton diplôme et qu'aux États-Unis d'Amérique, il te suffit de savoir faire ce que tu sais faire; RETENEZ CES INFOS CUEILLIES À CHAUD QUAND CERTAINS MILIEUX OCCIDENTAUX, L'ON PENSE QU'UN NOUVEAU PARTAGE DE L'AFRIQUE, S’OPÈRE comme le pense le Journal britannique "The Economist" dans sa livraison de 8 Mars 2019 qui parlait d'une troisième Ruée vers l'Afrique pendant que nous perdons nos têtes dans des polémiques inutiles au lieu de bien voir les choses en face et y faire face à la réalité. Selon cet hebdomadaire se servant de notre passé, en évoquant la conquête coloniale lit notre présent et par similitude pour présager l'avenir de l'Afrique, après la colonisation du XIXème Siècle et la Guerre d'influence qui a eu lieu pendant la Guerre froide avec l'ex-URSS qui soutenait les marxistes pendant que les États-Unis qui installaient des despotes compatibles avec le capitalisme; la 3ème Ruée vers l'Afrique est bien à l’œuvre. S'il y a ruée vers l'Afrique, c'est parce qu'hier comme aujourd'hui, le Continent Berceau de l'Humanité regorge d'énormes richesses du sol et du sous-sol; mais aussi parce qu'il représente un débouché économique de plus d'un milliard (1.000.000.000)de consommateurs. Comme d'habitude, toutes les puissances impérialistes attendent maintenant leur part du gros Gâteau-Afrique. Aux anciennes puissances européennes qui s'étaient autrefois partagé l'Afrique en 1884 à Berlin, se ajoutées des puissances américaines et asiatiques. Hier, avant l'installation définitive des puissances coloniales, il y a eu la pacification sous prétexte de l'intervention militaire et l'usage de la violence pour assoir l'autorité coloniale et mettre fin aux guerres tribales souvent créées, entretenues par l'envahisseur qui voulait s'y installer et s'y fixer pour l'occupation. Aujourd'hui, la guerre contre le terrorisme est une raison d'intervenir militairement et pacifier le continent africain. LES GUERRES CONTRE LE TERRORISME, SONT-ELLES CRÉÉES ET ENTRETENUES PAR LES ENVAHISSEURS COMME PAR LE PASSÉ, se demande l’hebdomadaire britannique qui n'eut pas trouvé de réponse; mais des faits troublant qui font la similitude par parallélisme de forme QUAND ON CONNAIT LA MOBILITÉ DES TROUPES TERRORISTES SOUS L’ŒIL VIGILENT DES RADARS, DRONES ET DES SERVICES DE RENSEIGNEMENTS OCCIDENTAUX QUAND LA PRESENCE MILITAIRE OCCIDENTALE NE PUISSENT EMPÊCHER QUE DES AFRICAINS(hommes, femmes et enfants) EN MEURENT CHAQUE JOUR SOUS LES COUPS PORTÉS DES TERRORISTES (quelque fois à quelques encablures des bases militaires étrangères). Rappelons-nous des conventions franco-britanniques du 5 AOÛT 1890 ET 14 JUIN 1898 sur le Niger, délimitant les zones d'influence pour chacune de ces deux puissances sur les territoires à elles obtenus du partage de Berlin en 1884. Aujourd'hui, d'autres puissances attendent-elles leurs parts du gâteau? NE NOUS EN VOULEZ PAS POUR AVOIR RAPPELER CE QUE L’HEBDOMADAIRE BRITANNIQUE "THE ECONOMIST" A DÉJÀ FAIT PUBLIQUEMENT CONNAITRE AU MONDE. Nous n'avons que prévenir nos concitoyens de savoir agir avec méthode et intelligence en laissant nos vaillants décideurs, décider de la bonne direction à suivre pour arriver au cap de bonne espérance au profit de nos peuples car, NOUS AVONS EU LA DIVINE CHANCE D’ÊTRE BIEN DIRIGES PAR DE VISIONNAIRES HOMMES CLAIRVOYANTS ET MÉTICULEUX QUI SAVENT CHOISIR LA MEILLEURE ENTRE DEUX BONNES CHOSES OU D'OPTER POUR LA MOINS PIRE DE DEUX MAUVAISES POUR NOTRE DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE DANS DES ESPACES FLEURIS ET OMBRAGÉS DE LA PAIX tels SEM le Président Issoufou Mahamadou du Niger, ses pairs Macky Sall du Sénégal, Idriss Déby Ithno du Tchad, Miuhamadiu Buhari du Nigéria, Akoffu Nanan Addo du Ghana, Faure N'Yassingbé du Togo et, même l'indécis Président Alassane Dramane Ouattara de la RCI qui, par la finesse de son flair, se trouve capable de placer la balle au point précis pour le tir du pénalty et le but de la victoire africaine. Soyons confiants avec ces européens d'aujourd'hui dans ce monde qui se globalise pour plus d'humanisme et meilleurs que leurs ainés du temps de la Société des Nations où la vie humaine ne fut meilleure que l'aquatique ou à la jungle quand LES GRANDS MANGENT LES PETITS. Hier, comme dans la Jungle où le Maitre-Lion verse ses urines sur les troncs d’arbre pour marquer son territoire ; les puissances étrangères signèrent des conventions avec les dirigeants africains enclins à leur volonté pour garder leurs zones d’influence tel qu’au Niger avec les deux conventions dites de 1890 et 1898 quand, de l’indépendance politique accordée aux africains, de par le Protectorat, le dirigeant doit vouer une totale soumission à ses protecteurs pour qu’il puisse bien défendre et protéger les intérêts des puissances étrangères dans ce pays jeunement indépendant. Aujourd’hui, les Chefs d’Etats africains signent des conventions avec des puissances étrangères pour installer des bases militaires sur le continent afin de protéger les intérêts de leurs pays face aux terroristes. Les nouvelles puissances émergentes autrefois anciennes colonies, comme la Chine, l’Inde… semblent avoir choisi la voie économique d’investissement; tandis que les vieilles puissances européenne habituées à la répression pour avoir conquis les terres africaines au 19ème siècle par la violente avant de les dominer par la force, risquent de décliner sous le choc démocratique. Rappelons pour l’histoire des missions coloniales en Afrique Occidentale Française (AOF): Les voies d’expéditions Fourreau-Lamy, Voulet-Chanoine et Gentil devant converger autour du Lac Tchad pour combattre Rabat et mettre fin à l’esclavage. Aujourd’hui, Boko Haram d’Aboubacar Chékaou sont là (peut-être prévus pour défendre le territoire marqué avant le terme programmé) au nom du terrorisme que l’on combat. - La voie Fourreau-Lamy d’aujourd’hui évita l’Algérie, passa par la Libye qu’elle désintègre, sema le chaos dans le Sahara et traversa le Niger pour atteindre le Tchad d’Idriss Déby Ithno et le Cameroun. - La voie Voulet-Chanoine alluma des foyers de conflits socialement incendiaires au Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger pour atteindre le Lac Tchad toujours au Tchad. - La Voie Gentil déclencha de guerres dans l’Oubangui-Chari (RCA) avec des fumées en RDC pour arriver toujours au Tchad. Cela définit tout de la troisième ruée où toutes les puissances présentes en Afrique ne sont là que pour défendre leurs intérêts par la militarisation des espaces à occuper par la force ou la voie pacifique. Donc, laissons nos dirigeants choisir la bonne voie qui puisse nous emmener au bon port quand SEM le Président toujours prêt à passer le témoin à son successeur élu du Peuple par le Peuple et pour le Peuple. C'est donc à nous d'élire celui qui puisse être l'un des meilleures élèves du Mécanicien-Réparateur des morceaux de la Paix brisée; car, pour devenir réparateur, il fallait passer par l'école d'un formateur où apprendre et connaitre les connaissances de la mécanique du moteur du bus qui nous transporte pour voyager en toute sécurité vers notre développement global. La désintégration de la Jamahirya Arabe Libyenne a été pour beaucoup dans la déstabilisation des pays voisins, surtout limitrophes ; à savoir, le Niger, le Tchad, le Cameroun, le Nigeria et tout le Sahel avec ce qu’on connait de la menace terroriste au Mali et Burkina Faso (SEM le Président Issoufou Mahamadou en a fait cas prévisionnel lors d’un Sommet des G20 à Vincennes/Paris). LE MONDE A BEAUCOUP ÉVOLUÉ AVEC LA RÉGULATRICE ORGANISATION DES NATIONS-UNIES (ONU). LES PUISSANCES COLONIALES LES PLUS AGRESSIVES ET VIOLENTES SONT AUJOURD’HUI, LES PLUS PERDANTES DANS TOUS LES JEUX GÉOPOLITIQUES MONDIAUX. Tout a été consigné par le Journaliste M.Farmo, quand nous nous devons d'y penser en ouvrant toutes les portes à nos cervelles.
              

    New Ransomware Targets Removable And Attached Drives

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    There's a new and unusual ransomware strain making the rounds that you should be aware of. Called 'AnteFrigus,' it is primarily distributed via 'malvertising' that redirects users to the RIG exploit kit. ...
              

    En Guyane, l'extraction d'or accusée de participer à la destruction de l'Amazonie

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    Lundi s'ouvre la Conférence mondiale sur le climat à Madrid. Au-delà de la destruction des écosystèmes et de la diversité, la déforestation a une incidence majeure sur le climat planétaire : les arbres, abattus, ne pouvant plus extraire de CO2 dans l'atmosphère. En Guyane, les extractions d'or sont accusées de participer à la destruction de la forêt amazonienne. Petits exploitants, grandes sociétés minières, orpailleurs illégaux… Par cet exemple local, c'est la question de la gouvernance des forêts qui se pose. Reportage de nos collègues de France 2, Anthony Jolly et Lou Krikorian.
              

    November 30: 1 Chronicles 28; 2 Peter 2; Micah 5; Luke 14

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    With family: 1 Chronicles 28; 2 Peter 2

    1 Chronicles 28 (Listen)

    David's Charge to Israel

    28 David assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the officials of the tribes, the officers of the divisions that served the king, the commanders of thousands, the commanders of hundreds, the stewards of all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, together with the palace officials, the mighty men and all the seasoned warriors. Then King David rose to his feet and said: “Hear me, my brothers and my people. I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for the footstool of our God, and I made preparations for building. But God said to me, ‘You may not build a house for my name, for you are a man of war and have shed blood.’ Yet the LORD God of Israel chose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel forever. For he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's house, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel. And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. He said to me, ‘It is Solomon your son who shall build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father. I will establish his kingdom forever if he continues strong in keeping my commandments and my rules, as he is today.’ Now therefore in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek out all the commandments of the LORD your God, that you may possess this good land and leave it for an inheritance to your children after you forever.

    David's Charge to Solomon

    “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever. 10 Be careful now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it.”

    11 Then David gave Solomon his son the plan of the vestibule of the temple,1 and of its houses, its treasuries, its upper rooms, and its inner chambers, and of the room for the mercy seat; 12 and the plan of all that he had in mind for the courts of the house of the LORD, all the surrounding chambers, the treasuries of the house of God, and the treasuries for dedicated gifts; 13 for the divisions of the priests and of the Levites, and all the work of the service in the house of the LORD; for all the vessels for the service in the house of the LORD, 14 the weight of gold for all golden vessels for each service, the weight of silver vessels for each service, 15 the weight of the golden lampstands and their lamps, the weight of gold for each lampstand and its lamps, the weight of silver for a lampstand and its lamps, according to the use of each lampstand in the service, 16 the weight of gold for each table for the showbread, the silver for the silver tables, 17 and pure gold for the forks, the basins and the cups; for the golden bowls and the weight of each; for the silver bowls and the weight of each; 18 for the altar of incense made of refined gold, and its weight; also his plan for the golden chariot of the cherubim that spread their wings and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD. 19 “All this he made clear to me in writing from the hand of the LORD, all the work to be done according to the plan.”

    20 Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished. 21 And behold the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God; and with you in all the work will be every willing man who has skill for any kind of service; also the officers and all the people will be wholly at your command.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 28:11 Hebrew lacks of the temple

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    2 Peter 2 (Listen)

    False Prophets and Teachers

    But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

    For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell1 and committed them to chains2 of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;3 and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials,4 and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge5 in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority.

    Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 11 whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions,6 while they feast with you. 14 They have eyes full of adultery,7 insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! 15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet's madness.

    17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. 18 For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves8 of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 2:4 Greek Tartarus
    [2] 2:4 Some manuscripts pits
    [3] 2:6 Some manuscripts an example to those who were to be ungodly
    [4] 2:9 Or temptations
    [5] 2:10 Greek who go after the flesh
    [6] 2:13 Some manuscripts love feasts
    [7] 2:14 Or eyes full of an adulteress
    [8] 2:19 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

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    In private: Micah 5; Luke 14

    Micah 5 (Listen)

    The Ruler to Be Born in Bethlehem

      1 Now muster your troops, O daughter2 of troops;
        siege is laid against us;
      with a rod they strike the judge of Israel
        on the cheek.
      3 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
        who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
      from you shall come forth for me
        one who is to be ruler in Israel,
      whose coming forth is from of old,
        from ancient days.
      Therefore he shall give them up until the time
        when she who is in labor has given birth;
      then the rest of his brothers shall return
        to the people of Israel.
      And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD,
        in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.
      And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great
        to the ends of the earth.
      And he shall be their peace.
      When the Assyrian comes into our land
        and treads in our palaces,
      then we will raise against him seven shepherds
        and eight princes of men;
      they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,
        and the land of Nimrod at its entrances;
      and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian
        when he comes into our land
        and treads within our border.

    A Remnant Shall Be Delivered

      Then the remnant of Jacob shall be
        in the midst of many peoples
      like dew from the LORD,
        like showers on the grass,
      which delay not for a man
        nor wait for the children of man.
      And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations,
        in the midst of many peoples,
      like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
        like a young lion among the flocks of sheep,
      which, when it goes through, treads down
        and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver.
      Your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries,
        and all your enemies shall be cut off.
    10   And in that day, declares the LORD,
        I will cut off your horses from among you
        and will destroy your chariots;
    11   and I will cut off the cities of your land
        and throw down all your strongholds;
    12   and I will cut off sorceries from your hand,
        and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;
    13   and I will cut off your carved images
        and your pillars from among you,
      and you shall bow down no more
        to the work of your hands;
    14   and I will root out your Asherah images from among you
        and destroy your cities.
    15   And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance
        on the nations that did not obey.

    Footnotes

    [1] 5:1 Ch 4:14 in Hebrew
    [2] 5:1 That is, city
    [3] 5:2 Ch 5:1 in Hebrew

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    Luke 14 (Listen)

    Healing of a Man on the Sabbath

    14 One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son1 or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” And they could not reply to these things.

    The Parable of the Wedding Feast

    Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

    The Parable of the Great Banquet

    12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers2 or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

    15 When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16 But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17 And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant3 to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ 20 And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23 And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I tell you,4 none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”

    The Cost of Discipleship

    25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

    Salt Without Taste Is Worthless

    34 “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35 It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

    Footnotes

    [1] 14:5 Some manuscripts a donkey
    [2] 14:12 Or your brothers and sisters
    [3] 14:17 Or bondservant; also verses 21 (twice), 22, 23
    [4] 14:24 The Greek word for you here is plural

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    Monday Musings: Newbury a Cornerstone of the NH Season

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    The exploits of Paisley Park, last season’s champion staying hurdler, were fundamental in thrusting Emma Lavelle into the top echelon of jump racing in the UK last season even if she’d been highly respected with major winners for at least a decade before that, writes Tony Stafford. Labelthou and Crack Away Jack were among her […]
              

    Vaughn Couillault: At least a third of kids are vaping - principals

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    High-decile schools say at least a third of their students are trying vaping - and they want quick action to regulate it.
    The Secondary Principals' Association and 36 individual principals of mainly high-decile schools have signed an open letter with health groups urging the Government to regulate the burgeoning industry.
    Auckland Secondary School Principals' Association president Richard Dykes, of Glendowie College, said teenagers who had never smoked tobacco were being lured into vaping by advertising that was targeting young people.
    "I would guess at least 30 to 40 per cent of our students have at the very least tried it. Some principals are reporting more than 50 per cent," he said.
    "It tends to be the slightly higher-income communities. That probably reflects the price. The fear is that it will spread to other people as the cheap knock-offs come in from Asia."

    Richard Dykes, pictured with year 11 students Samuel Mbalazi and Robbie Bass, says 30 to 40 per cent of Glendowie College students have tried vaping. Photo / Dean Purcell, File
    The Ministry of Health's 2018-19 NZ Health Survey, released this month, shows that 25 per cent of teens aged 15 to 17 have vaped with an electronic cigarette at least once, up from 19 per cent last year.
    The number in the age group vaping at least once a month doubled from 1.7 per cent to 3.4 per cent and is now comparable to the numbers smoking tobacco cigarettes (3.8 per cent).
    Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa said a year ago that legislation would be introduced this year to restrict the way vaping products were displayed in shops and possibly ban vaping in bars, restaurants and workplaces.
    But the bill has still not appeared. The open letter from principals and health groups says the delay "is not in the best interests of children or smokers who want to stop".


    "Delays in tabling a bill for debate continues to leave the vaping market open for commercial exploitation, rather than setting clear parameters for how products are marketed, sold and used," the letter says.
    "This gap in legislation is being filled and exploited by fierce competition. Market forces are now defining the vaping environment in New Zealand, as opposed to this environment being defined by the need to protect health."
    The letter was organised by Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) and signed by the heads of the Medical Association, Cancer Society and other health groups and academics as well as principals.

    Prof Robert Beaglehole: "There are issues around quality control of the vaping material, advertising and promotion, and where you can do it." Photo / File
    ASH chair Professor Robert Beaglehole said the groups did not want to ban vaping, but wanted regulations to ensure that it was taken up by people wanting to quit tobacco smoking rather than by non-smokers.
    "The evidence is that vaping is perhaps 95 per cent less harmful than cigarette smoking," he said.
    "Vaping is the inhalation of nicotine dissolved in liquid, often with flavours. You get the nicotine but you don't get the deadly constituents of burnt tobacco.
    "It works. It helps people stop smoking, and it's much cheaper because cigarettes in New Zealand are so expensive.
    "But it's unregulated in New Zealand. We desperately need legislation and then regulation to encourage people who smoke and want to stop to vape, but discourages non-smoking young people from v