Do you know the Six Irrefutable Laws of Information Security?

first_imgIf you don’t know them, check out in this slideshare:Six Irrefutable Laws of Information SecurityMalcolm Harkins, Intel’s VP & Chief Information Security Officer shared these laws in a recent security conference. They provide a great framework for security professionals trying to balance business needs and growth while mitigating enterprise security risks.Thanks, ElaineIntelITsmelast_img

Vijay Mallya Has Become Double NRI

first_imgReiterating that the BJP-led NDA Government was shielding Vijay Mallya, the Congress Party on Monday alleged that the liquor baron has truly become a ‘Double NRI’ – ‘Non-Repaying Indian’ and ‘Non-Returning Indian’. Related Itemslast_img

Did a Swedish researcher eat the first CRISPR meal ever served?

first_imgIn what Swedish plant scientist Stefan Jansson declares “maybe” a historic event, he cultivated, grew, and ate a plant that had its genome edited with CRISPR-Cas9. Umeå University, where Jansson studies how trees know it’s autumn and how proteins allow plants to harvest light, released a 5 September press release about his meal, a pasta dish that included 300 grams of cabbage he grew from seeds that had been genetically modified with CRISPR-Cas9. The revolutionary technology vastly simplifies the editing of genes, and has triggered many debates about whether its plant products should be considered a genetically modified organism (GMO) and subject to regulation.As noted by Science Daily and other media outlets, Jansson enjoyed the lunch with Gustaf Klarin, host of a Radio Sweden gardening show, which broadcast it earlier this week (in Swedish). “To our delight—and to some extent to my surprise—the meal turned out really nice,” Jannson wrote in a blog entry on 16 August, the actual day that history might have been made. “Both of us ate with great relish. Gustaf even thought the cabbage was the best tasting vegetable on the plate. And I agreed.” Jansson’s lab did not create the seed, but he told ScienceInsider he received it from a colleague “in another country” who wants to remain unidentified. As Jansson notes, the European Union has yet to determine whether CRISPR-Cas9 modification that eliminates a gene should be classified as a GMO and thus illegal to grow. But he received approval from the Swedish Board of Agriculture to grow a similar CRISPR-Cas9 seed that his lab had engineered, which the authorities determined was not a GMO as long as it didn’t contain foreign DNA. Jansson told Science that because the plant they ate was by definition not a GMO, “we do of course not need to ask for a permit or even inform them.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Jansson writes on his blog that he attempted to find out whether eating a CRISPR-edited plant was “a world première,” and no one he knew could think of a precedent.In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture told Yinong Yang of Pennsylvania State University, University Park, that his CRISPR-tweaked mushroom was not subject to its regulations. Yang told Science he has eaten mushrooms from his lab, but they may have been the unmodified controls in his CRISPR experiment and, anyway, mushrooms are fungi, not plants.“In some countries, I wouldn’t be surprised if people kept it [eating CRISPR plants] a secret,” writes Jansson on his blog. “One thing is clear: it’s the first time ever this is done publicly (and legally).”  For more CRISPR news and research check out our CRISPR topic page.last_img read more

Cold wave grips Nashik division; Nandurbar coldest at 3 deg C

first_imgNashik, Jan 23 (PTI) The Nashik division today experienced shivering cold, with Nandurbar district recording the lowest minimum temperature of 3 degree Celsius, the MET department said.Among other districts in the division, Nashik and Jalgaon recorded minimum temperature of 7 degree Celsius each, Dhule registered 8 degree Celsius, while Ahmednagar saw the mercury plummet to 11 degree Celsius.Residents are seen sporting woolens and warm clothes even in the day to protect from the cold wave, and are assembling for campfires at night.The cold conditions are likely to persist for the next few days owing to chilly winds originating from north India, the weatherman said. PTI HVJ SDL HU SRElast_img read more

Parthiv Patel’s performance will put Wriddhiman Saha under pressure: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgFormer captain Sourav Ganguly praised comeback-man Parthiv Patel for not throwing away the opportunity he got after eight years of exile from Test cricket. Parthiv scored a gritty 42 in the first innings before hitting a blazing 54-ball 67 not out in the second to power India to an eight-wicket win over England in Mohali that gave the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series.”Not sure if Wriddhiman Saha is fit or not. In the next game, India will have an opener and bring Parthiv Patel down to No.6 if at all Wriddhiman is not fit. If Wriddhiman is fit then Parthiv will have to go back and play Ranji Trophy. The good thing he has done, he has made sure that he’s the No.2 wicket-keeper in the country at the moment.””With these performances, he has not only put pressure on Wriddhi but he has also sent a message to the selectors that I am still good enough. He’s just 31, he has got 6-7 years of cricket left in him. Once they start going overseas, he would be a part of the team because he is a good player of fast bowling. He’s made a case for himself. What happens in the future is not in his control but he has not wasted his opportunity,” Ganguly told India Today. (Ashwin in awe of spin partner Jadeja)Virat Kohli recorded his 12th win as captain in only his 20th Test at the helm. He has not suffered a single defeat in his last 16 Tests (12 wins, 4 draws).advertisementGanguly said he does not want to take the credit away from Kohli.”Cricket has changed since the times of Sunil Gavaskar because there were more drawn Test matches then and there are more result-oriented games now. You see around the world, Test matches finish in four days. He (Virat Kohli) has played a lot of Test matches at home which is easier. From that point of view, he has had little bit of advantage over Gavaskar and MS Dhoni but can’t take the credit away from him. He has beaten West Indies in West Indies and Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. He’s done superbly (well) but these records will change once they start going away. I think that’s where it will be the real challenge for Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble,” Ganguly said. (Kohli lauds lower order contributions after Mohali win)GANGULY PREDICTS 4-0 SCORELINE”India will not look back, they are 2-0 up and are on their way to probably 4-0. India have really comeback well after the first Test. They are going to put pressure on England in the next two Test matches as well. But having said that, Mumbai and Chennai are probably England’s better chances than Vizag and Mohali because of bounce. The pitch in Mumbai will have bounce, the pitch pitch in Chennai will have bounce. It may spin but with bounce it might help the way England play. But they will have to really, really play well to beat India and most importantly England are really behind in the spin department. The question is, do Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali have it in them to pick 20 wickets? I don’t think their fast bowlers will be able to pick 20 wickets and win a Test match.” (Injured Haseeb Hameed to miss last two Tests)ON MOHAMMED SHAMI”Shami is a quality bowler and there’s no doubt about it. When you see him running, when you see the ball come out of his hand, the seam position, the pace..He has got everything to become a great fast bowler but I still want the wickets in the numbers column. I still want to see a lot more five-fors. What I am trying to say is his wicket column deserves a much prettier picture with the talent he has got. Hopefully he will learn, he is getting experience as time goes on. He is India’s No.1 fast bowler at the moment but I am not being critical, not being too harsh on him. I like what I see of Mohammed Shami but I want that wicket columns more often than not.”last_img read more

India win silver at the Asian Womens Rugby Sevens Trophy

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) The Indian Womens team today won a silver at the Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy held at Vientiane, Laos. The team participated under the aegis of the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU), the governing body for the sport of Rugby in India and supported by Societe Generale, the financial partner of Rugby India. A total of seven countries from across Asia including South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, India and hosts Lao vied for top honours in the Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy. The seven teams that participated in this tournament played on a Round Robin basis. On Day one, India defeated Lao by 22-7, Philippines by 12-5, Nepal by 43-0 and Malaysia by 26-12. On Day two India defeated Pakistan by 5-0 and in the last match India was beaten by South Korea by 29-0. As per Asia Rugbys tournament Statistics, Hupi Majhi from Odisha, India was one among the top three Try Scorers of the tournament and Meerarani Hembram was the third highest in the conversions. Speaking on the occasion Nasser Hussian, Coach of the Indian Womens Rugby Team said, “I see tremendous potential for womens rugby to grow heaps and bounds in our country and make our mark globally. We are hopeful that this achievement will inspire many women out there to take up Rugby as a sport and shine in this field.” PTI PM PMlast_img read more

‘Mou’s Chelsea would beat Pep’s City’

first_imgPremier League ‘Mourinho’s record-breaking Chelsea side would beat Guardiola’s Manchester City’ Patrick Gleeson 16:48 12/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Chelsea 04 vs City 17 Premier League Chelsea Manchester City José Mourinho Jose Mourinho’s side would have beaten the current City team, according to their former captain, who believes Didier Drogba would be too good for them John Terry believes Jose Mourinho’s record-breaking Chelsea side from 2004-2006 would beat Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.City lead the Premier League table by 11 points after just 18 games and have dropped just two points across the entire campaign, drawing 1-1 with Everton in their first home fixture of the season.Guardiola’s men claimed their 16th successive top-flight victory on Saturday, thumping Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad, to become he first team since Wolves in 1953-54 to beat Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs in the league before Christmas. 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 As such, the current City side have been compared to a number of the greatest teams the English top flight has ever seen – Arsenal’s double-winning outfit from 1998 and indeed their ‘Invincibles’ from 2003-04, or city rivals United’s Treble-winners from 1999.Mourinho’s early Chelsea sides have also been brought into the conversation, having claimed consecutive Premier League titles in 2004-05 and 2005-06, and breaking the record number of points won in a season with 95 – a landmark which still stands.Chelsea 2004-05And Terry, Blues captain for both seasons, believes the team constructed at Stamford Bridge during the Portuguese’s first stint in west London would have beaten Guardiola’s runaway leaders. When asked if Chelsea would beat them, Terry told Sky Sports: “Yes, yes. I would say 2004/05 or 2005/06, those first two sides when Mourinho arrived at the club.”We were never afraid to say: ‘They’ll have more possession than us’, but we were set, comfortable.”The full-backs [William Gallas and Paulo Ferreira] would always go up the pitch, and [Claude] Makelele would always sit, which was great for us centre-backs.”But we had great legs, great power, and we had the big man up front. Didier [Drogba] made such a difference. We had that ball into Didier, and he could hold it up, with the runners off him [Damien Duff and Arjen Robben] and [Frank] Lampard would be box-to-box game after game.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

New Injury Update For Penn State QB Trace McSorley

first_imgTrace McSorley looks on during a play.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, the Wisconsin Badgers traveled to State College for a matchup against No. 20 Penn State. It’s been a disappointing season for both sides who sit at 6-3 on the year.Wisconsin jumped out to an early 7-0 lead thanks to a 71-yard touchdown run from star tailback Jonathan Taylor. Penn State would respond, however, and currently leads the contest 16-7 late in the first half.With just a few minutes left on the clock in the first half, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was sacked from behind and appeared to re-aggravate a knee injury he suffered earlier in the season.The star quarterback limped off the field, and was tended to by medical staff.And then, another sack: Will Fries is beat and Trace McSorley is sacked and now hurt.— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) November 10, 2018The severity of the injury isn’t known and we still don’t know if McSorley will be healthy enough to come back in the second half.If McSorley is forced to miss time, junior quarterback Tommy Stevens will take over as the team’s starting quarterback.last_img read more

Olympic quota booked Indian mens recurve team reaches World Archery Cships final

first_imgDen Bosch (The Netherlands): The Olympic quota already booked, the Indian’s men’s recurve team reached the final of the World Archery Championships for the first time since 2005 after it shocked a formidable Netherlands here on Thursday. The Indian team will be seeking its maiden title as it faces China in the summit clash on Sunday. China ousted top seed Korea 6-2 in the other semi-final on Thursday. A day after securing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics three-man quota by making the quarterfinals, the India trio of Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav held their nerves to come from behind and win 29-28 in the shoot-off for an overall score of 5-4. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenThis is the second time ever when the men’s recurve team reached the World Championships final. At Madrid 2005, the Indian team comprising Rai, Jayanta Talukdar and Gautam Singh had lost to Korea 232-244 in the summit clash. India also remained in the medal contention in the women’s compound team event as the trio of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Raj Kaur faces Turkey in the bronze medal playoff Saturday. Asian Games silver medalist Jyothi will also fight for a second bronze when she takes on world number two Yesim Bostan of Turkey in the third place play-off on Saturday. Also Read – Mandhana ruled out of South Africa ODI seriesHaving thrashed Chinese Taipei 6-0 in the quarterfinals, the Indian men’s recurve team found a strong challenge from the second seeded home team led by world number two Steve Wijler, a bronze medallist two years ago in Mexico City. The other two players of Netherlands were 2016 Rio Olympics semi-finalist Sjef van den Berg and London 2012 semi-finalist Rick. The Indians twice trailed in the match but spearheaded by Rai, who was a member of the silver winning team at the Madrid World Championship 14 years ago, the trio showed character to bounce back each time and forced the match to the shoot-off. Using the conditions better than the home team, the Indians shot a near-perfect 29 out of 30 to edge out the Netherlands by one point. This was also for the first time since 2014 the Indian men’s team reached the final of a world event. India had ended up with a silver at the Wroclaw Stage IV World Cup in 2014 with Rai, Das and Jayanta Talukdar in the team. The Indian team last won a gold in a World Cup event nine years ago at the World Cup Stage IV in Shanghai with Rai being a member of that team also. “He’s our great motivation now. It’s a great moment for us,” Das said after the match, giving credit to senior teammate Rai.last_img read more

Army chief says IndoLanka fishing issue affecting Northern fishermen

He said that Illegal Unreported and Unregulated fishing which is known as IUU fishing can also be considered as an issue affecting the Indo-Pacific region as this has caused rapid depletion of fish stock, owing to a combination of overfishing and illegal fishing. As an example, he said that ninety four percent (94%) of yellow-fin tuna have been overfished, and the hilsa catch also declined by ninety percent (90%) from year 2000 to 2015 around the Bay of Bengal sub-region.The practice of IUU fishing has negatively impacted on inter-state relations where some of the countries had to deploy their coastal guard and naval assets to prevent such practices, he added. (Colombo Gazette) Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake says the Indo-Lanka fishing issue is having a negative impact on the livelihood of fishermen in the North.He said this while delivered the prestigious ‘Colonel Henry Steel Olcott’ oration to a packed audience at the Colombo Ananda College at the invitation of the Old Boys’ Association (OBA) and the Principal, the Army media unit said today. “The Indo-Lanka fishery issue has become an impediment to sustainable development and human security by creating very negative impact on livelihood of our fishermen in the north. This slide amply illustrates status of poaching in Sri Lankan waters by Indian fishermen,” he said. read more

New UNbacked report reflects crushing impact of conflict in Syria on its

“While crushing the aspirations of the Syrian people and their ability to build and form institutions that can restore human security and respect human dignity and rights, the armed conflict has depleted the capital and wealth of the country,” according to the Syria: Alienation and Violence, Impact of the Syria Crisis Report, produced by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).“Measured in terms of human development capacity and choices, the [Human Development Index] HDI value of Syria degraded by 32.6 per cent since 2010, falling from just below a middle ranking position to 173rd position of 187 countries,” it said.Syria has become a country of poor people, with an estimated 4 in every 5 Syrians now living in poverty – 30 percent of the population having descended into abject poverty, according to the report.The report details the tragic context facing all people in Syria, including the lives of Palestine refugees that have not been spared the trauma, UNRWA says, noting that the agency delivers humanitarian aid to 460,000 refugees who are wholly dependent on it to help them meet minimum daily needs.During the last four years, more than 10 million Syrians have been forced to flee their homes and neighbourhoods because of violence, fear, intimidation and homelessness.“The population of Syria was hollowed out by 15 percent as 3.33 million Syrians fled as refugees to other countries, together with a 1.55 million persons who migrated to find work and a safer life elsewhere,” the report explained. “Within the remaining population of Syria, some 6.80 million people had been internally displaced.”The report drew attention to “the appalling loss of life,” as the death toll increased in the past year reached 210,000 persons. And together with the 840,000 people who were wounded, 6 per cent of the population were killed, maimed or wounded during the conflict, it said. “Equally horrendous is the silent disaster that has reduced life expectancy at birth from 75.9 years in 2010 to an estimated 55.7 years at the end of 2014, reducing longevity and life expectancy by 27 per cent,” the report noted.In the midst of this social disintegration and economic degradation, the education, health and social welfare systems are in a state of collapse.The report said that education is in a state of collapse with half of all school-age children no longer attending school, with almost half of all children already losing three years of schooling.“Total economic loss since the start of the conflict until the end of 2014 is estimated at $202.6 billion, with damage to capital stock accounting for 35.5 per cent of this loss,” it said. “Total economic loss is equivalent to 383 per cent of the GDP of 2010 in constant prices.”The report concluded that “the people of Syria are now forced to live under a terrible state of exception, estrangement and alienation with a massive social, political and economic chasm dividing them from those involved in violence and the institutions of violence.”And humanitarian interventions are unable to keep pace with the rapidly escalating needs of the poor and displaced, who are increasing exposed to insecurity and sectarian violence. The report said its aim is to estimate, document and analyze the catastrophic socioeconomic impact of the ongoing armed conflict, and highlight some of the pitfalls and gaps in applying mainstream analytical framework due to the complexity and specificity of Syrian crisis. read more

Tonight is the final Discovery shuttle launch and you can watch it

first_imgAfter six months of delays, tonight will see the launch of the space shuttle Discovery for the last time. Although the mission is fairly trivial — the astronauts will be tasked with restocking the International Space Station as well as delivering to it a new robot helper — it’s an important occasion, as it ends NASA’s role as an organization with an active manned space flight program until at least 2015.If you’re a space enthusiast at all, then, you’ll want to watch the Discovery’s last flight. If you’re too lazy to drag yourself down to Cape Canaveral, though, don’t sweat it: if you own a Sony PlayStation 3, you can watch the flight from within PlayStation Home.AdChoices广告More specifically, if you want to watch the shuttle takeoff, it will be broadcast live within the LOOT Sunset Yacht, a premium personal space you can buy for some real cash within the PlayStation Home mall. Once you have the yacht, you can watch the space launch communally with other PlayStation Home users.Says LOOY MD David Sterling, “The launch of the space shuttle Discovery provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce people to the fun of social viewing. Users can share this experience with their friends, regardless of where those friends happen to be in the world.”Of course, there are other options available to you if you want to watch tonight’s launch, including via NASA’s own live-streaming web channel. Still, if you prefer to experience your real life from within your second life, this is a golden opportunity. It kicks off at 4:50PM EST, although fueling generally lasts at least three hours.Read more at PlayStation.Bloglast_img read more

Johnny Depp to play sentient computer in singularity flick Transcendence

first_imgFor a man who has played a mascara-sporting pirate, a kooky confection mogul, and a tea-guzzling hatter, there is no film role that is out of the question. It is thus not much of a surprise to hear that Johnny Depp will be taking on the role of a mad scientist whose brain is uploaded to a supercomputer in an upcoming movie about the singularity.Depp’s character, Will, is assassinated in the movie early on (this is not a spoiler), but his brain survives just long enough for his wife to transfer it to a supercomputer. Will is then able to continue his life virtually, which only accelerates his research.The film, to be titled Transcendence, will perhaps be the first mainstream look at what the world could be like once the ability exists to merge humans with modern technology.Scientist and futurist Ray Kurzweil believes that the singularity — the point at which computers reach super-human levels — will occur around 2045. He has also made the bold prediction that the human brain will be reverse-engineered in the 2020s, making it possible for computers to have human-like intelligence. The book is partially based on his work, though as a fully fictionalized account.To people who don’t follow Kurzweil’s work, this kind of concept still sounds like wild movie plots from the past century. Transcendence will no doubt try to capture that same kind of eerie sci-fi tone, but with the even more unsettling backdrop that what happens on the screen might be real life in just a couple decades.The screenplay is being written by a Hollywood newcomer, Jack Paglen. The cast seems to be quite impressive, though. Depp’s presence as the main character will ensure huge box office figures, and Christopher Nolan has also signed on as the executive producer.More at The Wraplast_img read more

Request for adjournment denied at SIPT LisaRaye coming soon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#lisaraey, #SIPTtrials, #tauwhare Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – October 16, 2017 – When the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team trial resumed this past week, there was an application to see the trial, adjourned. Jerome Lynch, QC and attorney for McAllister Hanchell explained that hurricane Irma caused damages to some of the defendants homes, including his own client, and with the communications breakdown, there had been limited opportunity for clients and attorneys to confer on the financial documents submitted by the prosecution just before the storm hit. The request for adjournment was denied by the judge and the trial continues. It is expected that soon to appear at the special trial to present evidence are ex-wife of former Premier Michael Misick, LisaRaye McCoy and former Governor, Richard Tauwhare. The crown’s case, which was due to be completed in November will now wrap up until later. You can read more on the costly trial in this week’s TCWN. Mike denied access to own money, said he is in ‘difficult’ times, will appeal CJs decisionlast_img read more

Love Talk Play stresses value of early learning

first_imgLove came in the form of snuggles, hugs and kisses.Talk was actually singing and cooing.And play included egg-shaped shakers and colorful scarves.Mommies and infants, daddies and toddlers explored the “Love, Talk, Play” concept Thursday morning during 30-minute sessions full of songs, stories and silliness.While the session was lighthearted, it sent a strong message about the importance of early learning and child development, said Debbie Ham, executive director of SELF (Support for Early Learning & Families).“It’s not about having fancy, expensive things,” she said. “It’s about those interactive experiences that promote learning.”SELF, a collaboration of Southwest Washington organizations striving to prepare young kids for school, and Clark County Public Health teamed up to offer the “Love, Talk, Play” sessions at the Center for Community Health. SELF has held about half a dozen other learning events this year and is applying for grant funding to continue the efforts next year, Ham said.The objective of the “Love, Talk, Play” program is to simplify the concepts of brain, motor and language development, said Janalee Ensley, SELF program and partner coordinator.Parents may be unsure about what they can do to promote healthy development. “Love, Talk, Play” is designed to show parents that simple activities relating to those three words can do the trick, Ensley said.“It brings it down to a simpler level,” she said.Love — in the form of hugging, cuddling and touching — promotes emotional growth, self-esteem and confidence, all of which lay the groundwork for the child’s future relationships, Ensley said.last_img read more

Islands of Adventure Universal Studios offer Florida resident tickets starting at 42

first_imgORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – For a limited time, Florida residents will be able to purchase a four-day ticket to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure — all for only $42 per day.According to the Universal Orlando Blog, the discounted ticket that will allow guests to go between both parks is $204.99 (only $195.99 for children ages 3-9 years old). If guests are only interested in one park per day, that tickets costs $164.99 (only $155.99 for children ages 3-9 years old).The official website also states that there are no blackout dates.The deal will only last until April 30, and you can click here for more information.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgYour Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community” TEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (February 19-February 26):PHOTO GALLERY: Circle Health Tewksbury Open HousePHOTO GALLERY: Chamber of Commerce Welcomes “Fully Promoted” To TewksburyElection 2019: The Ballot Is Set For The Tewksbury Municipal ElectionThese 22 Tewksbury Properties Were Sold In JanuaryAT THE LIBRARY: Tewksbury Library Launches Two New Book GroupsDiane LeBouef Of Competitive Edge Real Estate Recognized By Tewksbury Lionslast_img read more

Christians pray for timely rains

first_imgJharasangam: The Paska festival was celebrated on a grand note at Bardipur on Sunday. Christians offered special prayers on the occassion. They said they prayed for timely and copious rains. Medhodist Association district officer Sanjeeva Rao, Division in-charge Sunder Raj, pastor Vinay, Raju, Mohin, Yesu Ratnam, Manaiah, Ratnam, Chinna, Siromani, Kiran and others were present.last_img

Residents on the edge over mosquito menace

first_imgVani Nagar: A dump yard located in a colony at Vani Nagar in Chintal is posing danger of triggering an epidemic of vector-borne diseases as there is a huge rise in mosquito population during the monsoon. Residents fear the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in the area due to the mosquito menace.Speaking to The Hans India here on Monday, Malavi, a resident, whose house is located near the dump yard, alleged that there was no response from authorities concerned or the local corporator on the issue despite lodging several complaints. Another resident Varudhi said, “It has become very difficult to live in this area, but we are forced to live here as we have spent lakhs of rupees on our house.” It was high time the local corporator and authorities concerned found a permanent solution to the issue, she added.last_img read more

Beware Divorce can shorten lifespan

first_imgLower life satisfaction among divorced people can lead to lower physical activity and increased smoking — two factors associated with early death, new research reveals. Divorced participants were more likely than married participants to smoke and, as a result, had poorer lung function, which predicted early mortality, the study found.”We were trying to fill in the gap of evidence linking marital status and early mortality,” said lead author Kyle Bourassa from University of Arizona in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe findings are based on data from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, a long-term health study of adults over age 50 living in Great Britain. The study includes seven waves of data, collected from participants every two years beginning in 2002.The study, published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine, included data from 5,786 participants out of which 926 people were divorced, separated or had not remarried. The rest of the sample group comprised of married participants. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe participants self reported their life satisfaction, exercise frequency and smoking status. Their lung function and levels of inflammation was also examined. After tracking the deaths among the participants during the study, the researchers found that divorced or separated population had a 46 per cent greater risk of dying than their still-married counterparts.The results also showed that divorced or separated women participants had further lower life satisfaction than married participants. “While the study didn’t explicitly examine why divorce seems to be associated with greater likelihood of smoking and lower levels of exercise, one possible explanation, supported by existing research, is that divorced individuals no longer have spouses holding them accountable for their health behaviours,” Bourassa said.”If you imagine a husband or wife who doesn’t smoke and their partner does, one might try to influence the other’s behavior. In many ways, when relationships end, we lose that important social control of our health behaviors,” Bourassa explained.It is important to note that divorce doesn’t always lead to negative health outcomes. Quality of life, for example, can significantly improve for individuals who have ended unhealthy relationships.Still, since divorce overall continues to be linked to poorer health, knowing that smoking and exercise may be part of the explanation could help inform interventions for those who’ve gone through a separation, Bourassa said.last_img read more