Strong Password rules for ME

first_img-jeff What are the rules for creating ME passwords? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. In reality we’ve documented these rules in explicit detail in the Network Interface Guide of the AMT SDK . However that’s not something a general end-user is typically going to want to read.Gael Holmes has recently blogged about these rules. If you’re at all interested, check out her post .last_img

Open Compute Project* – Hyperscale Computing Open for Business and Gaining Momentum

first_img© Intel Corporation Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Xeon Phi are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.Statements in this document that refer to Intel’s plans and expectations for the quarter, the year, and the future, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A detailed discussion of the factors that could affect Intel’s results and plans is included in Intel’s SEC filings, including the annual report on Form 10-K.Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at [intel.com].For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks. It was an honor to address the community at the Open Compute Project* (OCP) Summit 2018. This year’s theme is “Open for Business” and I’m thrilled to share our progress making the latest tech available to all. Community membership and adoption are at their highest levels. We see a vision being realized for open sourcing hardware, platforms, and software. As an OCP founding member since 2011, we’ve been an integral part of this voyage, helping the foundation work together and share best practices. We depend on each other to drive innovation, deliver products, and deploy infrastructure that underlies the services that support the digital economy.We’re now in a data-centric world. This fundamentally shifts the way we approach tech development and innovation. We’ve taken a “data first” approach focused on full platform solutions that span the breadth of software, compute, network, and storage. Meeting operators’ needs for new service delivery requires infrastructure, customization, and optimization. So as we look to the world of hyperscale, new projects are required to take OCP deployment to the next level of adoption.At Intel, we’re investing in the project that we believe will make an impact. To drive compute capability, we’ve updated the Tioga Pass and Mt. Olympus designs to support the latest Xeon® Scalable processor coupled with the latest SSDs enabling OCP platforms to reach new system performance and density highs.New density-optimized storage designs such as Yosemite with Glacier Point leverages our latest Xeon-D 2100 SOC to provide up to 72 cores or 32 TB per U in a rack. For the network, the new OCP NIC 3.0 specification provides more bandwidth and power headroom for OCP platforms by supporting higher speed scalable Ethernet as well as programmable Smart NICs. At last year’s OCP Summit we announced a breakthrough in connectivity by productizing 100 Gigabit per second optical modules compliant to the CWDM4-OCP specification. These OCP optical modules are now released and shipping in volume to support 100G data center networking deployments. The industry is now focused on the next-generation of 12.8 Terabit per second switches and networking infrastructure, requiring even higher-bandwidth optics up to 400 Gigabits per second. This year we will demonstrate the first 400G optics product, 400G CWDM8. In the area of storage, we are announcing the availability of the M.2 form factor of Intel® Optane™ SSDs enabling NVMe scale out storage using the Tioga Pass with Ava system. We are investing in developing innovative, performant, low cost NVM. To make SSDs more flexible and scalable, we’re contributing to Project Denali which will use a combination of Intel Optane technology and Intel 3D NAND to address the storage challenges of hyperscale data centers.This all comes together with Intel® Rack Scale Design (Intel® RSD), an industry-aligned architecture for composable, disaggregated infrastructure, built on industry standards. In the second quarter, we will broaden our feature set to add support for NVMe over Fabrics with the release of Intel RSD 2.3. As we journey toward the realization of a fully composable and disaggregated data center infrastructure, future releases will add features for resource pooling and management beyond rack power, cooling, and storage to include memory and accelerators and provide support for Intel’s latest technologies, like Intel Optane SSDs and Intel persistent memory.It’s exciting to see the growing number of OCP-compliant systems running Intel Rack Scale Design on display at Intel and partner booths at OCP Summit.Learn more about Intel Rack Scale Design here.last_img read more

Is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Right for Your Organization?

first_imgPeer-to-peer fundraising—also known as personal fundraising, social fundraising, or simply P2P—happens when nonprofits empower supporters to raise money on their organization’s behalf. These types of campaigns allow causes to extend their reach far beyond their core network, raising awareness and attracting new donors.The power of peer giving is hard to ignore. At Network for Good, the volume of dollars and number of donations going to nonprofits through these social fundraising campaigns has grown significantly over the last few years. As we become more connected with each other through mobile technology and social media, it’s easier to leverage our networks (and the ease of giving online) to raise money on behalf of the causes we love.How do you know if your organization is ready for a peer-to-peer campaign? Here are five things to consider:You have a solid online fundraising program in place.Before branching out, nail the basics first. You’ll have a sense for what works and what doesn’t, plus you’ll have many of the tools in place that you’ll need for a successful social fundraising effort. You must have a donor-friendly way to accept online donations for all donors, every day. You also want to make sure you’re getting the most from your email marketing, social media, and your other communications channels to support your outreach.When you’ve mastered the fundamentals, you can expand your online fundraising scope to include different types of social fundraising campaigns.You have 5-10 passionate advocates you could recruit to raise funds on your behalf.Before adding peer-to-peer fundraising to your mix, think about the core group of supporters you will activate to become fundraisers for your cause. You may have more than 10 (which would be amazing), but having a handful of folks you know you can turn to will help get your campaign off the ground. Consider inviting these key advocates to join in the early planning of the campaign to ensure they’re even more invested. If you don’t have a list of ambassadors that comes to mind, spend time cultivating those relationships now.You have a concrete case for giving.Ok, this is always important, but it’s doubly so when it comes to peer fundraising efforts. Your case for giving will serve two goals: recruiting fundraisers and inspiring donors. You should be extremely clear on why someone should give to your cause, how the money will be used, and what impact a donation will have. Make it easy for fundraisers to understand how their network effect will amplify that impact. If you can’t clearly articulate your case for giving, it’s unlikely your fundraisers will be able to do so. (Need some help crystallizing your case for giving? We have a guide just for that.)You have board buy-in.This is important for many reasons, but one of the most overlooked aspects of peer-to-peer campaigns is that they can be the perfect opportunity to involve your board (and your board’s influence) in fundraising for your mission. They get to work their network, and you get closer to your goals. In many cases, these campaigns are simply a more structured way to enable what is likely happening already with events, house parties, and personal phone calls.Of course, it’s likely you’re also going to need their stamp of approval for trying a new strategy and getting the tools you need to succeed with a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.You’re ok with letting go of your message.This is scary for most organizations, but remember: great social fundraising campaigns rely on the ability for your message to be carried far and wide by those outside your organization. We know that donors are more likely to give when asked by a friend or someone they perceive to be a peer. There’s a level of trust and authenticity that is hard to replicate at an organizational level.Prepare to equip supporters with communications tools and encourage fundraisers to add their personal stamp to their outreach for best results. If you’re comfortable with loosening your grip on your message (just a little bit!), you’ll be rewarded with loyal fundraisers and new supporters to welcome to your organization.These steps are really the pre-work for a successful peer fundraising strategy. Nail them now, and you’ll be set to transform donors into fundraisers with a peer-to-peer campaign.Ready to get started with peer fundraising or want to improve your current program? Let’s talk. We have a suite of tools—and the support and expertise you’ll need—to help you create a successful campaign.last_img read more

Mourinho: Man United lost ambition

first_imgManchester United Mourinho: Man United lost ambition in second-half slump Jamie Smith 01:21 12/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jose Mourinho Getty Images Manchester United Premier League West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United West Bromwich Albion José Mourinho After West Brom hit back to force a nervy finale against the Red Devils, the manager accepted his side eased towards the end on Sunday Jose Mourinho highlighted a lack of attacking ambition as the reason for West Brom’s fightback as Manchester United recorded their third straight Premier League away win with a 2-1 victory at The Hawthorns.First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard put second-placed United on track for their sixth win in seven Premier League matches.But United eased off after the interval, with substitute Gareth Barry scrambling in West Brom’s first goal under Alan Pardew to set up a nervy finale in Sunday’s match. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mourinho insisted his side still did enough to win the game while acknowledging West Brom battled back well in the second half.”I think [United had] less ambition, the intensity in the first half maybe we didn’t have in the second half,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.”Probably we lost a bit of ambition. But they are really powerful in the air – they have giants and aggressive people in the air. “But after their goal we controlled the game again. We brought the ball into the opposition half and they didn’t have much more after that.”I think we deserved the win. We were the best team. I knew and the players knew that West Brom are very dangerous on set-pieces.”[Former West Brom head coach] Tony [Pulis] is an expert on that – very strong and physical on set-pieces and we knew that it could be a problem.17 December, 2016: West Brom 0 #MUFC 217 December, 2017: West Brom 1 #MUFC 2 pic.twitter.com/n1Cd7A1EB9— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 17, 2017″We controlled the game for a long, long time, then Alan reacts with a few changes to try to give the team more width and quality with a second striker in the middle.”We had a few chances to kill the game but I knew they would react. So when they scored it’s normal, but we deserved the victory overall.”65′ – Meanwhile, the Reds are forced into a change after @Anto_V25 picks up an injury. On comes Marcos Rojo for his 100th #MUFC appearance! #WBAMUN pic.twitter.com/kH1ii0Gs51— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 17, 2017United were dealt a blow when captain Antonio Valencia limped off, with Mourinho blaming fatigue for the full-back needing to be replaced.”That’s football in England, especially in December,” Mourinho added. “Players are not machines and sometimes it happens.”He knew he was not going to play the next game [Wednesday’s EFL Cup quarter-final at Bristol City] and he was asked for a last effort before the break but he couldn’t resist.”We have other players, [Daley] Blind and [Matteo] Darmian were not on the bench, and we have other people to cope with the difficulty.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Province Seeks Medal of Bravery Nominations

first_img Completed nomination forms should be sent to: Provincial Secretary, Medal of Bravery, Department of Justice, 4th floor, 5151 Terminal Rd., Halifax, N.S., B3J 2L6. For more information, contact Nadia Gardin at the Department of Justice at 902-424-5941, or e-mail medalofbravery@gov.ns.ca. The province is once again looking to honour Nova Scotians who put themselves at risk to protect the life or property of others. A call for nominations went out today, Feb. 8, for Nova Scotia’s Medal of Bravery. This is the fourth year for the award. Any Nova Scotian can be nominated for the medal, not just people in law enforcement and public safety sectors. Only acts of bravery that occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2007 will be considered under the Nova Scotia Medal of Bravery Act. Nomination forms are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, offices of members of the legislative assembly, and on the Medal of Bravery website at www.gov.ns.ca/bravery. The deadline for nominations is May 1. An advisory panel, chaired by former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia Constance Glube, will select this year’s medal recipients. Other committee members are:center_img Marian Tyson, deputy minister of Justice Harold Pothier, fire marshal Chris McNeil, Halifax Regional Police deputy chief and president of the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association Andrew Lathem, director of Emergency Programs, Emergency Management Office Brig.-Gen. Steve Bowes, Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic Wayne Adams, member-at-large John Cody, member-at-large last_img read more

India vs NZ World Cup game called off due to rain

first_imgNottingham: The World Cup game between India and New Zealand was Thursday abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled here. The toss was delayed due to inclement weather and in the end it never happened. Both sides collected one points each from the abandoned match. India now have five points from three matches while New Zealand have seven from four games.last_img

Facts to know about tsunami warnings in Canada

first_imgVANCOUVER – Some residents along British Columbia’s coastline were woken by tsunami warning sirens early Tuesday morning shortly after an earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska. Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada:— British Columbia learns about potential tsunamis from the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center.— The centre uses seismometers and sea level measuring stations, which send real time data to national and regional warning centres, to determine whether there’s a risk.— After receiving notice from the U.S., federal and provincial emergency officials assess the information to determine whether it poses a threat to B.C.— There are five levels of alerts that B.C. can send out: a warning, an advisory, a watch, an information statement and a cancellation.— A tsunami warning means that a “flood wave” is possible and a full evacuation is suggested.— An advisory means there will likely be strong currents and people should stay away from the shore.— A watch means the government does not yet know how dangerous the situation is, and people should stay alert as they wait for more information.— An information statement warns an earthquake has occurred, or that a tsunami warning, watch or advisory has been issued for another section of the ocean. But in most cases, there is no threat of a destructive tsunami.— A cancellation is issued when there’s no longer a threat.last_img read more

Justin Biebers free gas comment prompts museum to extend invite

first_imgAPTN National NewsMusic pop star Justin Bieber’s recent comments that he’s Inuit or First Nation and that’s what entitles him to free gas is still causing a stir here in Canada.APTN’s Donna Smith goes to the Museum of Inuit Art and talks to the gallery’s director about why they’re offering free admission since the Bieber comment was made.last_img

Man who allegedly hit Barbara Kentner with trailer hitch charged with murder

first_imgAPTN News Brayden Bushby, the man who is accused of throwing a trailer hitch from a car and hitting Barbara Kentner, has been charged with second-degree murder.The charges against Bushby, 18, were upgraded Friday in a Thunder Bay courthouse from aggravated assault.“I don’t know how to feel right now, it’s mixed emotions,” said Barbara Kentner’s sister Melissa. “I’m happy, I’m sad and leary of whats going to happen. There’s always a chance he could walk.”Kentner was struck by the trailer hitch in January.She died in July.The Thunder Bay police sent out a statement regarding the charges.“Following Barbara’s death on July 4, 2017, the Crown Attorney reviewed circumstances surrounding her death with the Regional Coroner’s Office and the TBPS Criminal Investigations Branch. That review resulted in the upgrade of the charge against Brayden Bushby.”Bushby is in custody and will have a bail hearing Friday afternoon.More to come.last_img read more

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

first_imgHONOLULU, Hawaii – Developers rebuilding a storied, hurricane-ravaged Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the Coco Palms’ rebirth when two men showed up last year, claiming to own the property because they descend from King Kaumualii, the last ruler of Kauai.The men set up camp in tents and at the old tennis pro shop at the shuttered resort, where Elvis Presley’s character got married in the 1961 film “Blue Hawaii.” Hurricane Iniki forced its closure in 1992.“They simply just showed up and started squatting,” said Chad Waters, one of the partners of Coco Palms Hui, the company leading the redevelopment.Police were called, trespassing citations were written, and a judge last month issued an order to evict them.Since then, a stream of protesters has come and gone, with some days just a few demonstrators and others dozens camped out at the resort near an ancient Hawaiian fishpond in the community of Wailua.It’s the latest example of Native Hawaiian activists taking a stand on cultural issues and sacred places, such as challenging a giant telescope planned for a Hawaiian mountain and blocking the U.S. military from using an uninhabited Hawaiian island as a live-fire testing site.The protest also comes amid continued activism by indigenous groups across the U.S., who have rallied over issues ranging from sports mascots to environmental causes such as the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines.Attempts by The Associated Press to reach the two men in the Coco Palms case — Noa Mau-Espirito and Charles Hepa — by phone and online for comment were unsuccessful. However, Mau-Espirito last year told The Garden Island newspaper: “We have title to the land. We’re not camping. Our goal is to get all the families who have royal patents in Wailua back on their land.”The judge disagreed with the men, ruling their claims don’t give them the right to occupy the property.For Kaukaohu Wahilani, who flew from his home on Oahu to Kauai to support Mau-Espirito and others, it’s about standing up to the wrongs committed against Hawaiians — all the way back to the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom 125 years ago.“That was the place of kings, that was the place of alli,” he said, using the Hawaiian word for ruler or royalty. “It was a sacred place, and it still is.”He and other Native Hawaiians want the area called by its traditional name, Wailuanuiahoano.At least 50 protesters gathered at the site, bracing for law enforcement action, as the judge’s 6 p.m., Jan. 28, deadline to leave the property approached. But no police showed up, and the protesters remained.“I was kind of hoping (police) would have showed up at 6 because we had a lot of people there,” said Wahilani, a Native Hawaiian activist who considers himself a subject of the Hawaiian kingdom.Last month, the defendants filed a document stamped the “Hawaiian Judiciary Court of the Sovereign,” saying the judge in the Coco Palms case needs to surrender to law enforcement or face “immediate arrest.” In court documents, Judge Michael Soong called the filing nonsensical “legalistic gibberish.”Five to 10 people have been at the property this week, Waters said.He and his partner requested help from state sheriffs.Toni Schwartz, spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Safety, said only that the sheriffs are working toward a resolution with the property owner, Kauai police and the protesters. “For safety and security reasons, we are not at this time, free to discuss any strategies that may be utilized in any related enforcement action,” Schwartz said in a statement.Demolition began in 2016, with the goal of reopening in mid-2018. The clash has caused delays, so the developers hope to start construction soon after the protesters leave, Waters said.The renovated hotel will have 350 rooms, including 22 master suites and about 50 junior suites. Hyatt will manage the hotel once it’s reopened.Wailua was the political centre of Kauai long before the resort opened in 1953 and Presley’s character crooned the “Hawaiian Wedding Song” while holding his bride’s hand and boarding a raft to cross a lagoon.It’s where chiefs were born and lived, said Lilia Merrin, a teaching assistant at the University of Hawaii’s Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. Because of its high amount of surface water, it was ideal for loi, irrigated fields for farming the starchy vegetable taro, a staple crop, she said.Growing up in Wailua, Merrin knew of Coco Palms mostly as the hotel where family friends worked in service jobs before the hurricane. She learned about its Hawaiian significance in college. “If we understand these places, we can better protect them,” she said.Coco Palms Hui has planned since 2014 to set aside land at the resort for a community non-profit that will offer lessons in Hawaiian culture, including hula, lei making, Hawaiian language and ukulele.The non-profit also will provide hotel workers with a guide about Hawaiian culture and the historic Wailua area. The fishponds and lagoons are on the state historic registry and will be preserved.Tyler Greene, the other partner of Coco Palms Hui, has said the resort will help the island by supporting “healthy and vibrant activity for both the residents and visitors,” according to The Garden Island.The Coco Palms fight was inspired by what protesters accomplished against the Thirty Meter Telescope, which they said would desecrate sacred Mauna Kea, Wahilani said.Construction stopped in 2015 after 31 demonstrators were arrested on the mountain for blocking the work. A second attempt to restart construction ended with more arrests and crews retreating.The project is now tied up in legal battles.“Mauna Kea brought us together, and since then we’ve done amazing things,” Wahilani said.last_img read more

Sweden stresses importance of human rights during General Assembly debate

Ambassador Anders Lidén said the efforts to make the values and norms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – which was adopted by the General Assembly 60 years ago – a reality everywhere “must also include the United Nations itself.” The contents of the Declaration and other key documents on rights “constitute international law, the foundation upon which every attempt to build a lasting peace must rest.” While the 60th anniversary of the Declaration was cause for celebration, he said many challenges, including the fact that millions of people worldwide do not have the right to choose their government representatives freely. Mr. Lidén added that States have a responsibility to ensure that people within their own borders are protected from massive violations of their human rights. “If a State is not capable of doing so, it should ask the international community – the United Nations or regional organizations – for help. And we all have to be ready to assist.” The Ambassador stressed that if a State is unwilling to protect its people, the Security Council must face its responsibility to protect populations in peril. “We need a Security Council that is ready to shoulder this responsibility and to work together, because unilateral action might run the risk of aggravating the problem and undermining international law and legitimacy.” Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See, said the concept of ‘responsibility to protect’ served as the core basis for the founding of the UN after World War II. “It is incumbent not only upon States, but also the United Nations, to ensure that the responsibility to protect serves as the underlying measure and motivation of all its work,” Archbishop Migliore said. The notion of responsibility to protect acts as part of the historical and moral basis for States to govern, he added. “Likewise, they reassert that good governance should no longer be measured simply within the context of ‘states’ rights’ and ‘sovereignty,’ but rather by its ability to care for those who entrust leaders with the grave moral responsibility to lead.” Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister Leonard Edwards also spotlighted the importance of human rights in his address earlier today to the final day of the Assembly’s General Debate. He said the Human Rights Council, set up two years ago to replace the widely discredited Commission on Human Rights, had made both progress and setbacks in ensuring that its scrutiny of countries’ records was balanced and objective. “We must continually challenge ourselves to improve our own records,” he said. “The creation this year of the Universal Periodic Review, which Canada strongly supported as an innovative improvement to the UN’s human rights machinery, is an important tool to help States identify and address their continuing challenges.” 29 September 2008Human rights must be at the heart of all United Nations activities, especially conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding activities, Sweden’s Permanent Representative told the General Assembly’s annual General Debate tonight. read more

Afghan refugee teacher honoured with UN award for tireless efforts to educate

The 49-year-old is being recognised for her “brave and tireless” dedication to education for Afghan refugee girls in the Kot Chandana refugee village in Mianwali, Pakistan – while herself overcoming the struggles of life in exile, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).The agency added that despite minimal resources and significant cultural challenges, Ms. Asifi has guided a thousand refugee girls through their primary education.“Access to quality and safe education helps children grow into adults who go on to secure jobs, start businesses and help build their communities – and it makes them less vulnerable to exploitation and abuse,” High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said in a news release.“Investing in refugee education will allow children to play a part in breaking the cycle of instability and conflict. People like Aqeela Asifi understand that today’s refugee children will determine the future of their countries, and the future of our world.”Ms. Asifi is a former teacher who fled from Kabul with her family in 1992, finding safety in the remote refugee settlement of Kot Chandana. She was dismayed by the lack of schooling for girls there, according to UNHCR, which noted that before she arrived, strict cultural traditions kept most girls at home. Determined to give these girls a chance to learn, Ms. Asifi slowly convinced the community, and began teaching just a handful of pupils in a makeshift school tent. She copied out worksheets for the students by hand on sheets of paper. Today the tent school is a distant memory and over a thousand children are attending permanent schools in the village thanks to her early example. According to Ms. Asifi, instilling a belief in the power of education for girls in this generation will transform the opportunities of the next. “When you have mothers who are educated, you will almost certainly have future generations who are educated,” she said. “So if you educate girls, you educate generations. I wish for the day when people will remember Afghanistan, not for war, but for its standard of education.” Afghanistan is the largest, most protracted refugee crisis in the world, according to UNHCR. Over 2.6 million Afghans currently live in exile and over half of them are children. Access to education is vital for successful repatriation, resettlement or local integration for refugees. Yet globally it’s estimated that only one in every two refugee children are able to go to primary school and only one in four attend secondary school, the agency added. And for Afghan refugees in Pakistan this falls further, with approximately 80 per cent of children currently out of school. Coinciding with today’s announcement, UNHCR released a contextual report Breaking the cycle: Education and the future for Afghan refugees, which outlines the challenges that children, especially refugee girls, face in accessing education in Pakistan.Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, 5.7 million Afghans have returned home, yet insecurity still remains. UNHCR has embarked on a strategy to assist remaining Afghan refugees to return home and a key element of this is ensuring they can access quality education. A ministerial level meeting in early October in Geneva will seek to advance this strategy with key regional partners. Previous laureates of the annual Nansen Refugee Award, which honours extraordinary service to the forcibly displaced, include Eleanor Roosevelt, Graça Machel and Luciano Pavarotti. This year’s award ceremony will be held on 5 October in Geneva and will feature several celebrity UN Goodwill Ambassadors. read more

Egypt goes offline as government attempts to squelch Facebook and Twitter protests

first_imgMassive protests in Egypt have caused the local government to take extraordinary measures to try to maintain some semblance of control: they’ve taken the internet offline, snipping all international connections that lead out of Egypt with oppressive bureaucratic scissors.According to a report from Renesys, internet connectivity to Egypt was suspended at shortly after midnight today local time, “the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet’s global routing table.”Vodafone has also confirmed that all mobile operators in Egypt have been asked by the government to suspend services. In fact, Twitter reports that Vodafone said they had absolutely no say in the matter, and believed they had “no choice” but to shut off mobile broadband and voice for customers “in selected areas.”What the heck is going on in Egypt? It’s all part of a government attempt to stamp down on huge protests that are being scheduled for today over social networks like Facebook and micro-blogging services like Twitter, where the #jan25 hash tag is gaining momentum as a way to talk about what’s happening in Egypt right now.The fact that Facebook and Twitter were being used as communication method to encourage and organize anti-government protests caused the shutdown. That said, it is starting to look likely from foreign reports that not only was this shutdown not successful in stopping protests, but the entire Egyptian government may be on the point of toppling.Read more at Renesyslast_img read more

Bouge pour ta planète un festival ambulant pour le développement durable

first_imgBouge pour ta planète : un festival ambulant pour le développement durableFrance – La première édition du festival “Bouge pour ta planète” a été lancée ce vendredi 23 juin à Correns, dans le Var. Cet éco-village ambulant et musical, s’installera dans une dizaine de villes françaises, belges et suisses, et ce jusqu’au 26 septembre prochain.Accompagné d’une scène musicale, le festival investira la France, la Suisse et la Belgique au gré de ses dix étapes, de trois jours chacune. Pour sa toute première édition, Bouge ta planète invite le public à rejoindre l’éco-village qui grâce à ses nombreux exposants, ses conférences, ses animations et ses spectacles, vise à sensibiliser les citoyens aux enjeux de la préservation de la planète, et à la nécessité de prendre la voie du développement durable.À lire aussiJournée mondiale de l’environnement : Quelques astuces pour un mode de vie plus écolo au bureauLe public pourra s’informer et débattre autour de trois thèmes : “Prendre soin de la Terre Mère”, “Placer l’être humain au cœur des priorités” et “Inventer une économie respectueuse à la fois de l’homme et de l’environnement”.Un festival engagé accueillera également de nombreux artistes qui se produiront sur scène, et notamment Yvan Le Bolloch, Ks Choice, Kamini, Hugue Auffray, Alpha Blondy, Sinsemilia, Archimède, Assassin, ou encore Anthony B.Tous les fonds récoltés au cours des deux mois que dureront le festival, seront investis dans la création de Centres Permanents d’Initiation au Développement Durable (C.P.I.D.D). Des centres dont les constructions seront lancées en 2011 en Europe et en Afrique.Le 23 juillet 2010 à 17:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Man accused of illegally towing selling vehicles from Vancouver Portland

first_imgA man has been accused of illegally towing and selling roughly 370 vehicles from Vancouver and Portland since July 2018.Carlos Lopez-Torres, 51, has been indicted on 117 counts, according to a Thursday news release from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. The indictment alleges that Lopez-Torres likely used a homemade tow truck to steal the vehicles before selling them and collecting more than $86,328.20 from a scrap metal company.Lopez-Torres sold the vehicles under a company named Carlos Towing LLC, and made false statements regarding the ownership of the vehicles, the news release said. The business is not registered with the city of Portland, and Lopez-Torres does not have a towing license, dismantler’s license or vehicle dealer’s license in Oregon, the release said.The tow truck consisted of a red pickup with a hydraulic boom installed in the bed, according to the release. The vehicle did not have safety gear, an improved braking system or any company signs, the release said.Law enforcement located several text messages alerting Lopez-Torres about cars parked on the side of roads, according to the release. Lopez-Torres paid a $70 “vehicle finder’s fee” to those who notified him, the release said.In each of the cars Lopez-Torres sold, he removed catalytic converters and sold them separately, according to the release. The crimes continued through July 2, when Lopez-Torres was arrested on the 5900 block of Northeast 60th Avenue in Portland, the release said.last_img read more

VIDEO Watch Substance Abuse Coalitions 2018 Candlelight Vigil

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition held its Third Annual Candlelight Vigil on Monday, September 17 on the Wilmington Town Common.The vigil gave residents of Wilmington and surrounding communities an opportunity to remember those they have lost to the disease of addiction and to come together to reduce the stigma associated with addiction.Watch Wilmington Community Television‘s coverage of the event below, which includes welcome remarks from Substance Abuse Coordinator Samantha Reif; a prayer from Pastor Tom VanAntwerp of Grace Chapel; musical performances from Vin Colella, John Murphy, Mary Giroux, Devin Giroux, Emily Strong, & Renee Marcou; remarks from Selectman Greg Bendel, Wilmington Rotarian Mike Burns (organizer of the 1978/6 Wilmington lawn signs), David Hanley and Alex Piro (who are both in recovery), and Steve Piro and Mary Giroux (parents of children who have suffered from addiction); and a powerful slideshow in honor of lost loved ones.—Video Playerhttp://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/2/a/1/b/7/b/2a1b7b72-7a45-4ca5-a198-a2fb95da204b1537537039.752+42319738.795@castus4-wilmington+15378188081537546815709100.vod.720p.180917_Candlelight_Vigil_2018.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/2/a/1/b/7/b/2a1b7b72-7a45-4ca5-a198-a2fb95da204b1537537039.752+42319738.795@castus4-wilmington+15378188081537546815709100.vod.720p.180917_Candlelight_Vigil_2018.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Substance Abuse Coalition To Hold Candlelight Vigil On September 29In “Community”VIDEO: Watch Substance Abuse Coalition’s Candlelight VigilIn “Videos”Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition To Hold Candlelight Vigil On September 17In “Community”last_img read more

Cop arrested for training theft techniques in Kadapa

first_imgKadapa: It is very common for aged thieves to teach techniques to their juniors on different kind of thefts. There are two notorious places Kapparalla Tippa, and Stuart Puram, where several families purely depend on robberies and aged buglers teach tips to the children. Huge amounts are also offered to the teachers. This is all professional. Interestingly, a constable took the role of a trainer. He accepted to train three-member gang on how to make quick money. But, he was caught by the police after his plan misfired. Finally, the greedy crop landed in jail. This interesting episode came to light after Renigunta police arrested the constable and produced him before the court on Monday. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us According to the police Nakka Rajasekhar a gold merchant of Proddaturu town, K.Prasad printing press owner of Yerraguntla town, V Pulla Reddy (working in army) Nakkoni palle village of Mylavaram Mandal robbed the 1,080 grams gold from a gold merchant Mukundarajan of Tamil Nadu state in disguise of police near Pakala of Chittor district, while he was travelling in Jayanthi express on June 11. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Based on complaint lodged by gold merchant, police arrested 3-member gang at Renigunta on July 16. During the interrogation, the trio disclosed that they have robbed the gold merchant under the guidance of police constable Subba Rayudu working command control division of Proddaturu police state. Police said that one among three accused Nakka Rajasekhar(Gold merchant Proddaturu) who suffered huge loses in gold business two months ago approached constable Subba rayudu for seeking his advise to rob the Swamynathen who was regularly coming to proddaturu for selling gold ornaments. The police constable designed plan to rob the gold merchant in the train in disguise of police. Meanwhile, police likely produced constable Subbarayudu before magistrate at Renigunta on Monday.last_img read more

Britains Hidden Black Royalty

first_imgBy Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFROThe royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been making headlines as the big day approaches this Saturday, May 19.But May 19 is also special because it’s the birthday of the first biracial royal queen of England, Queen Sophia Charlotte.“The royal family looked all over Europe for a young lady to be [King George III’s] wife, and Charlotte rose to the top because she was so smart,” Dr. Stephanie E. Myers told the AFRO.The “Invisible Queen” book-cover.Myers wrote the book Invisible Queen, which examines Charlotte’s lineage and her history, after accidently seeing a picture of the queen on the internet captioned, “queen of England for 57 years.” After much research, Myers found that the queen had African Moorish descent. The book is exclusively sold on the author’s website, myerspublishing.com.A PBS report also says that Queen Charlotte was directly descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a Black branch of the Portuguese Royal House.Born in Germany in a noble family, Queen Charlotte was recruited to marry English King George III in the 1700s. Married at 17, she had 15 children, 2 of whom died in infancy, according to Myers.In the 1700s, Myers spoke four languages, read extensively and had what is equivalent to today’s high school education.Queen Charlotte was also an anti-slavery activist and an abolitionist, according to Myers. She protested the sugar plantation that thrived off the free labor of African slaves in the anti-Saccharine Movement in the late 1700s, according to Myers.A cartoon showing Queen Charlotte, middle, supporting the Saccharine Campaign against slavery. (Courtesy Photo)“She had Moorish Black heritage, and she was the Queen of England– the most powerful country in the world at that time,” Myers told the AFRO. “It’s important that Black people understand that we have played a role in world history.  A role larger than being people [who] were seized, kidnapped and put in slavery in America.”Myers also said that Queen Charlotte helped establish the first hospital for poor women to birth their babies and provided support to orphans, the inventor of the smallpox vaccine and was one of the first people to recognize Mozart’s talent as a composer.“Public service was a part of her personality,” Myers told the AFRO.Myers said that Markle, who will wed on Queen Charlotte’s birthday and follow her legacy, has also shown she’s dedicated to public service.“Now that Meghan is going to become a woman of mixed race heritage in the royal family, Meghan will stand on the shoulders of Queen Charlotte.”last_img read more