October 19, 2019
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first_imgVANCOUVER – Teenagers who steal prescription medication from a medicine cabinet at home may be at risk of becoming addicted to drugs, says a family doctor who treats chronic substance use.Dr. William Barakett said parents should lock up their medication and return unused drugs to a pharmacy for disposal.Parents must ensure their teens aren’t pocketing drugs to mask an emotional disorder such as ADHD, he said.They also need to take a “good hard look” at whether there’s a family history of addiction, said Barakett, an advisory council member for Drug Free Kids Canada.He recently testified before a House of Commons committee hearing on marijuana and said many of his patients began smoking pot as young as 12 before stealing their parents’ medication.Barakett told the committee the federal government’s plan to legalize recreational cannabis should include extensive public-education campaigns about the risks of pot consumption on adolescent brains.The message about the dangers of teens using medication also needs to get out, especially during the current opioid epidemic, he said in an interview from Knowlton, Que.“If there are opioids left in the medicine chest at home adventurous kids are going to start to play with them,” Barakett said, adding self-medicating teens who develop an addiction to opioid painkillers may seek the drugs elsewhere.“I’ve had kids who are addicted to opioids in pill form and I ask them, ‘Where do you obtain it?’ Some of them have told me, ‘We hang around old folks’ homes.’ “Seniors who no longer need their drugs have been known to sell them to teens for extra cash, Barakett said.Teens buying drugs on the street are taking a huge risk because too many substances are laced with the powerful opioid painkiller fentanyl, Barakett said.A BC Coroners Service report issued Thursday says 17 people between the ages of 10 and 18 died of suspected overdoses between January and August this year. That’s up from 12 deaths last year and five deaths in all of 2015.The report says the opioid painkiller fentanyl was detected in 81 per cent of all deaths in the province so far this year.Mike Serr, chairman of the drug advisory committee for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, said parents often don’t notice when one or two pills are missing, especially if a drug is taken occasionally to manage pain.Serr, who is deputy chief of the Abbotsford Police Department, said a mother who spoke at a public forum on fentanyl in the Fraser Valley city warned other parents that her son became addicted to opioids after stealing her medication.“There weren’t too many dry eyes in the room,” he said of the forum last spring, adding the teen ended up living on the streets but he is now on the road to recovery.Kerr said teens who start stealing their parents’ medication often repeat the same behaviour at other relatives’ and friends’ homes and may even start selling the drugs.Many police departments have held annual days for people to bring in their unused drugs for disposal but Kerr said lack of resources mean few forces currently participate in what they consider an important community event.Marc Paris, executive director of Drug Free Kids Canada, said he’s heard stories of teens stealing their parents’ drugs and taking them to so-called pill parties.“They put them in a big jar and start popping pills to see what kind of an effect it has. They don’t know what they’re taking. Sometimes they end up in emergency rooms and they can’t tell the doctor what they took.”Paris suggested parents use a lock box or other secure place to stow away opioids and drugs such Tylenol with codeine that they may be keeping for occasional pain.It’s also important for parents to have ongoing conversations with their kids about drugs, he said.“It’s making sure that you’re in tune with what the kids are facing at the schoolyard, at parties, on the street. Ask, ‘If you were at a party and somebody offered you a pill what would you do?’ “— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.last_img read more

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Teju Herath from the Goodman School of Business is studying phishing scams with four colleagues from American universities.Teju Herath, information systems professor at the Goodman School of Business, and four colleagues from American universities received a grant recently from the U.S. government’s National Science Foundation for their research on phishing.Phishing is defined as: “an email fraud method in which perpetrators send out legitimate-looking emails in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. Typically, the messages appear to come from well-known and trustworthy web sites.”The research, co-ordinated by the State University of New York at Buffalo, plans to examine archival data to understand the nature of phishing emails, how they evolved over time, how consumers process information, and victims’ demographic characteristics and psychographics – the use of demographics to measure attitudes, values, lifestyles and opinions.The Brock News caught up with Teju to ask her more about phishing and her research.BN: Approximately how many people fall victim to phishing schemes?TH: In a study we conducted in 2007-2008, approximately three per cent of our pool of participants reported that they had given out their user names and passwords in response to phishing emails. This reflects statistics from the Anti-Phishing Working Group and Statistics Canada, which estimate that some three to four percent of North Americans respond to phishing emails.BN: What would cause people to respond to these emails?TH: If the email looks like it comes from a source that people can relate to – such as a bank where you have an account – you’ll likely trust that email and will respond accordingly.If the email comes from the technology department, and if it’s asking you to re-set your account, normally we do tend to trust the message because it’s the IT department’s job to oversee our accounts. They have the authority to make changes to those accounts.In our research, we looked at the frequency of certain words being used in phishing emails. A lot of these emails use “urgency” kind of words: important, send your responses immediately, take action immediately. We do tend to respond to immediacy and authority.Our inboxes tend to be bombarded with emails. This large email load may reduce our ability to process all these emails.Another important finding of our research was that being technologically savvy in itself does not necessarily make you less likely to be a victim of phishing. Awareness is the key factor. If you’re aware of these kinds of scams, then you’re less likely to respond to these messages.BN: Are there any factors that give the written word – as opposed to telephone or in-person communication – an advantage in relaying deceptive information?TH: When you and I are talking face-to-face, and you’re trying to pull a fast one on me, there are some facial cues and body language cues that I can pick up on to tell me that it’s not a trustworthy conversation.Email communication is not as rich as the other communication modes. It’s asynchronous. We may lack the cues that convey deception in other modes of communication, although we have more time to ponder and examine the written word.BN: How can perpetrators use the information they extract from these phishing emails?TH: In banking-related scams, any banking information that you provide is used to steal your identity and draw money from your bank accounts. Often, this doesn’t happen right away. The perpetrators keep that information, it is dormant for a while, but later on, after you forget all about it, you notice that your bank accounts are drawn to zero.If you know that you responded to this false email, you can contact the bank right away and they will change your account details, freeze that account, and take any other necessary actions.If you don’t connect the withdrawals to the false email, banks might not compensate you for the loss of your money.In other instances, if you give out passwords and other information pertaining to your email account, perpetrators can gain access to your organizational information systems through your account, because that is a legitimate access. For example, if you’re an employee, you’ll use your work email system. People outside of your workplace don’t normally have access to that system, but they can if you give out your account information. They can then hack into other accounts in your workplace.BN: How has phishing evolved over time?TH: Emails used to be more text-based, but as time passed, we started seeing emails using html coding and using company logos, making the emails appear to be more legitimate and coming from the authentic source.It’s become very easy to create a webpage. The perpetrators don’t have to be very tech savvy. When they create the back end of the site (where they’re going to grab this information), they probably have a little bit more of an understanding of technology but it’s not very difficult to do these things today.Earlier scams targeted banks and individuals’ financial accounts. However, the new scams try to get computer account information that can be used for various illicit activities. The newer scams, called spear phishing, are targeted phishing scams that target specific individuals or companies. read more

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“Either we begin finding creative, outside-the-box solutions or the international nuclear safeguards regime will become obsolete,” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Mohammed ElBaradei wrote in an opinion piece in the Washington Post, the latest in a series of similar calls he has made this year.The approaches he urged include a recommitment to disarmament, moving away from national security strategies that rely on nuclear weapons, which serve as a constant stimulus for other nations to acquire them.Second, he called for tightened controls on the proliferation-sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle. “By bringing multinational control to any operation that enriches uranium or separates plutonium, we can lower the risk of these materials being diverted to weapons,” he said. A parallel step would be to create a mechanism to ensure a reliable supply of reactor fuel to bona fide users, including a fuel bank under IAEA control.He added that a third area was more problematic: how to deal creatively with the three countries that remain outside the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – Pakistan and India, both holders of nuclear arsenals, and Israel, which maintains an official policy of ambiguity but is believed to be nuclear-weapons-capable.“However fervently we might wish it, none of these three is likely to give up its nuclear weapons or the nuclear weapons option outside of a global or regional arms control framework,” he wrote. “Our traditional strategy – of treating such states as outsiders – is no longer a realistic method of bringing these last few countries into the fold.”He referred at length to the recent nuclear technology exchange agreement between the United States and India, noting that if handled properly it will be a first step forward for both India and the international community.“India will get safe and modern technology to help lift more than 500 million people from poverty, and it will be part of the international effort to combat nuclear terrorism and rid our world of nuclear weapons,” he said of the accord, which brings India’s civilian nuclear facilities under international safeguards.“As we face the future, other strategies must be found to enlist Pakistan and Israel as partners in nuclear arms control and non-proliferation,” he added.The IAEA announced today that a framework to strengthen controls over access to uranium enrichment and plutonium separation, essential ingredients for nuclear bombs, would be the focus of a special event on 19 and 20 September at the Agency’s General Conference in Vienna.With sensitive nuclear technology in “too many hands,” the Special Event will examine options to bring facilities capable of producing weapon-usable nuclear material under multinational control. “With some 35-49 countries ‘in the know,’ the margin of security under the current non-proliferation regime has become too slim for comfort,” Mr. ElBaradei said.In a speech to the graduating class at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington last month, Mr. ElBaradei said it was up to the new generation to develop an alternative system of collective security based not on the build-up of armaments but on addressing root causes of insecurity ranging from poverty and repression to unresolved conflicts.And in accepting the International Four Freedoms award presented by the Roosevelt Stichting Foundation Middelburg, the Netherlands, earlier in May, he noted that many of the world’s ills could be eliminated for less than a third of the global annual expenditure on armaments, dismissing the current global approach to security as dysfunctional and urging a new emphasis on universal freedoms to eliminate extremism and terrorism. read more

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Speaking to journalists in Istanbul after his meeting with a delegation of the Libyan General National Congress (GNC), Bernardino León, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), described the encounter as a “very frank and very open discussion.” “We have been discussing the different elements, different remarks, different comments – in some cases differences – and the possibilities or the different ways that UNSMIL is proposing to address these differences,” he said. It has been seven months since UNSMIL launched a political dialogue process to find a peaceful solution to the conflict which intensified one year ago.Last week, the GNC did not attend a round of talks in Morocco organized by Mr. León, explaining that it needed to reorganize its negotiating team following the resignation of two members.“This is the first meeting with an important number of [GNC] members in a more open format and this is something that should continue,” Mr. León stressed.The UN envoy added that he encourages GNC members to continue to engage and discuss to find a solution as soon as possible.He explained that although a draft agreement was initialled by some parties on 12 July, an agreement will only be reached when a final package “makes sense for everybody and will be signed by everybody.” Mr. León said he hopes a final agreement is endorsed within the next two or three weeks so its implementation can begin on 20 October.A two-day political dialogue on Libya is set to begin tomorrow in Geneva. read more

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first_imgBirthday presents also cost parents a lotCredit:Alamy Girls apparently have more expensive tastes with their parties averaging £169 while boys’ are £163.By the time their offspring are 11, parents spend less, averaging a more modest £153, the research by Disney Party found.Over half (58 per cent) of parents say cost is their main concern ahead of a children’s bash, with many choosing to join forces with other parents to host a joint party to keep costs down. Girls have more expensive partiesCredit:Alamy  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Birthday presentscenter_img Parties can also prove expensive for the guests, with parents typically buying nine presents for other people’s children each year at an average cost of £10 per gift.Londoners are the most generous, averaging £12.62 per gift compared to the £8.40 spent in the South West. The worst gifts received include used hairbrushes, drawn in colouring books and IOUs. Parents also pay an average £5.19 for each party bag they hand out at their own youngster’s bash.Just over half (51 per cent) of parties are held at home with the remainder at everything from village halls and leisure centres to soft play, bowling, trampolining, laser quest and karting venues.Parenting expert, Anita Cleare commented: “Although it can be a stressful job, it’s great to see that 53 per cent of parents still enjoy hosting parties for their children.”She added: “Parents feel pressured to not only impress their children but other parents too.”Researchers from Disney Party quizzed 2,000 parents of kids aged between four and 12-years-old. Seven-year-olds have the most extravagent birthday parties, with parents splashing out an average of £188, research has found.The figure is more than £20 higher than the average cost of a children’s party across all ages, which was found to be £166.Children typically invite 12 of their friends to celebrate with them, but one in five mothers and fathers (22 per cent) feel obliged to host the whole class. Partylast_img read more

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The judge said: “In respect of the defendant David Duckenfield I lift the stay.”I confirm that I grant the voluntary bill of indictment to allow prosecution against for manslaughter to proceed. I decline to order a stay on that charge.”The judge ruled that four other defendants charged with matters related to the disaster and its aftermath will also face trial following abuse of process arguments, which were heard at Preston Crown Court earlier this month. Three other defendants – retired police officers Donald Denton, 80, and Alan Foster, 71, and retired solicitor Peter Metcalf, 68, who acted for South Yorkshire Police following the 1989 disaster – are scheduled to go on trial in January 2019 charged with doing acts intended to pervert the course of justice.An abuse of process argument for former Merseyside and West Yorkshire chief constable Sir Norman Bettison, who is charged with misconduct in a public office, has been adjourned until August 21.A case management hearing for the case of Duckenfield and Mackrell is due to be held on Monday.Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, because he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused. David Duckenfield, the man in charge of policing during the Hillsborough disaster, will face trial over the deaths of  fans after a judge lifted a ban on prosecution.The match commander will now answer 95 charges of gross negligence manslaughter following the crush in the terrace pens of the Sheffield Wednesday stadium in 1989.A judge at Preston Crown Court ruled on Friday morning to lift a stay on the prosecution of 73-year-old Mr Duckenfield. The Crown Prosecution Service had applied to lift the historical stay – halting further legal proceedings – on Mr Duckenfield, which was put in place in 2000 when a previous private prosecution failed to reach a verdict.About 10 family members of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at the FA Cup semi-final were in court, with others watching proceedings on a video link from Liverpool, as judge Sir Peter Openshaw made his rulings.Video: Families’ long fight for Hillsborough justice Duckenfield is set go on trial in September at Preston Crown Court alongside former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 68, who is charged with an offence involving the stadium safety certificate and a health and safety offence. The prosecution decided not to proceed with a second charge of breaching the stadium safety certificate against Mackrell. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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first_imgTHE FORMER CHIEF Executive and Chairman of IBRC, Mike Aynsley and Alan Dukes, have initiated legal action against Independent News & Media.The executives, who were appointed following the collapse of Anglo Irish Bank, filed documents with the High Court on 21 October following the publication of a number of articles about IBRC’s Statement of Affairs in the Irish Independent.On 12 October, a day after a Twitter account leaked the now-defunct institution’s Statement of Affairs, the front page headline of the newspaper read: “Inside Anglo: how bankers partied on”.The details of that article, along with three other that appeared inside the publication, were disputed by Aynsley and Dukes in self-penned pieces two weeks later – after the legal suit for defamation was started.Both men likened the coverage and commentary by the Irish Independent a fortnight earlier as ‘blaming a fire brigade after they have put out the fire’.Aynsley said he rejects the suggestion that “post-nationalisation executives of the bank were in any way linked to the past failures of the bank that cost the public tens of billions of euro”.Addressing specific items that were highlighted by the Irish Independent, the former CEO noted that “a complete set of policies was put in place to eliminate spends such as flowers and golf”.On the issue of travel expenses that were outlined in the Statement of Affairs, Dukes and Aynsley mentioned the need to travel to Ukraine and Russia, where Seán Quinn (one of Anglo’s largest debtors) holds certain assets.“You couldn’t run a bank with the type of portfolio IBRC had without people travelling extensively,” wrote Dukes. “To take expenses figures on their own and represent them as ‘splashing out’ is absolutely ludicrous.”Aynsley continued: ”The suggestion that excesses were being encouraged could not be further from the truth.”While Dukes confirmed to TheJournal.ie that papers had been filed, he would make no further comment on the matter.Request for comment from INM had not been responded to at time of publication.The suits also mentions ‘another’ plaintiff.For sale! Auction of Anglo art to be held next weekAlan Dukes: I can’t comment about the Anglo Tapes because of the investigationlast_img read more

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first_imgUpdated 21.40pmTICKETMASTER HAS SAID it is facing an “unprecedented” operation to refund Garth Brooks tickets for the 400,000 people who bought them.Within minutes of Aiken Promotion confirming that all five concerts had been cancelled, questions were being raised about how all the would-be concert-goers will get their money back.Full details of exactly how people can get a refund will be unveiled tomorrow.Ticketmaster said it is “working on a plan to make the cancellation process as simple and convenient as possible for customers”.“However the scale of this operation is unprecedented in the Irish entertainment industry and therefore we would ask customers to continue to be patient while we finalise our plan”.Both Ticketmaster and Aiken Promotions promised that full details of the plan will be published tomorrow.Tickets for the gig sold at between €65 and €80 each.Rooms refundedMeanwhile, Moran & Bewley’s Hotel Group has said it will refund rooms booked for the Garth Brooks concerts.The group said in a statement that “all rooms, including those booked under a no-refund policy, which have been pre-paid will be completely refunded under these exceptional circumstances.”“The decision to cancel all five concerts will cost Moran & Bewley’s Hotels a conservative minimum of €800,00 but estimates of everything from food and beverage to car parking will put that figure closer to an estimated €1.1 million.”The Irish Hotels Federation said in a statement this evening that the concerts were a “major tourism event” and their cancellation will have a direct impact on Irish tourism businesses.“The shambolic situation we now find ourselves in with the cancellation of all five concerts is nothing short of a disaster for our tourism industry,” according to IHF President Stephen McNally.He also called on the government to ensure a similar issue “does not arise again”, saying: “This situation was entirely avoidable. Major events like this cannot be left to chance.”The Licensed Vintners Association has criticised the cancellation of the concerts, saying they could have brought an estimated €15 million to Dublin pubs.LVA Chief Executive Donall O’Keeffe said that news of the cancellations had come as a “body blow” to the Dublin pub trade and urged the Government to explore alternative remedies to the situation.“All the parties involved in this mess, including the City Authorities, have mishandled this matter from start to finish,” O’Keeffe added. “The whole episode represents a massive financial hit to our members and to the thousands of people whom they employ across the city.”- Additional reporting by Susan RyanRead: All five Garth Brooks concerts have been cancelled >last_img read more

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first_img TWO IRISH-BASED Pakistani doctors have been ordered to pay just under €67,000 to their former domestic worker, who had alleged she had worked round-the-clock, 7 days a week.In a case at the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), the tribunal has ordered that Mr and Mrs Tahir Nazir pay Sultana Anwar €66,794 as a result of Anwar’s unfair dismissal action.In the case, the couple denied that Anwar had worked for them at all and was here on a visitor’s visa as she is Dr Nazir’s second cousin.However, Anwar said that she arrived to work into Ireland as a domestic worker for the Nazirs in March 2009 and she expected to get a three and a half-year Visa and to be paid €100 per week.Anwar worked for the Nazirs until 10 August 2011 and she told a tribunal hearing in Dublin that she started work at 7.00am each day and sometimes did not finish until 11 or 12 in the evening.Anwar said that if she complained, the couple threatened that the police would come and get her.She said that the only time off she got was when she was eating. She further alleged that she worked seven days a week and never got a day off.Anwar also alleged that she had no permission to leave the house and also had no access to a phone.She was looking after three children and was also doing the cooking, cleaning and ironing, the court heard.In the case, Anwar was represented by the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland andAnwar said she was paid €150 on the 17th day of each month and she sent it to her family.However, Anwar’s version of events was flatly contradicted by the Nazirs who claimed that she didn’t work at all during her time with them.The Nazirs represented themselves at the hearing and Dr Nazir said that Anwar is his second cousin “and never worked for them”.Dr Nazir said that Anwar asked him over the phone if she could visit.Dr Nazir said that they already had a child minder and did their own cooking and washing.He said that Anwar was a visitor but she had her own mobile phone and had access to their phone.In its determination, the three member EAT said that there was a major conflict of evidence in the case.They stated that while accepting that there are difficulties with both versions of events, the Tribunal prefers the evidence of Anwar and finds that she had been the Nazirs’ domestic worker and that she was in effect constructively dismissed.The Tribunal stated that it accepts that Anwar worked a very large number of hours each week, and that these were the normal hours of the employment.The tribunal awarded Anwar €64,771 for her constructive dismissal under the Unfair Dismissal Act, €1,349 under the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts and €674 under the Payment of Wages Act.The Migrants Rights Centre of Ireland declined to comment after pointing out that the case is not closed as the date to appeal the EAT ruling has not passed.Comments have been closed in this caseRead: Regina Doherty may have to repay €15,829 of Chief Whip allowance if it was unlawfulRead: Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views “have to be left outside the jury room” Woman who worked ’15-hour days, 7 days a week and wasn’t allowed leave house’ awarded €67k Sultana Anwar alleged that she worked for the Nazirs in this manner for over two years. 40,449 Views http://jrnl.ie/3455135 Tuesday 20 Jun 2017, 10:50 PM By Gordon Deegan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share26 Tweet Email1 Image: Shutterstock/sebra Jun 20th 2017, 10:50 PM Image: Shutterstock/sebra Short URL No Comments last_img read more

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first_imgClark County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Granneman didn’t sit idle when he learned that a student at Hockinson High School in Brush Prairie, where he is a school resource officer, made threats to “shoot up the school” last month.A student articulated the threat aloud in the classroom at the end of a school day on May 21, and then another student told their parents when they went home. A parent then alerted the police. Granneman said he and the sheriff’s office became aware around 6 p.m.“So I was already at home, and they called me and said here’s the situation. As an SRO, we have access to school databases and who’s who. The more that we started to learn, the more that we said, OK, this is something we’re going to have to manage tonight,” Granneman said. He went back into work that night to work with a detective unit.A 16-year-old was arrested and made an appearance in juvenile court the next morning, The Columbian reported.Though such a frightening occurrence is extremely rare at Hockinson, high school shootings have been a hot button issue on the national level for several years.Granneman has been listening to those conversations — be it through children in the school halls or memes on social media — and doing his best to implement strategies to address the issue, in addition to all the other demands of the job.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Costa Rican footballer was chosen over Roma’s Alisson, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon, Barcelona’s Marc-André Ter Stegen, and Chelsea’s Thibaut CourtoisDuring the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League group draw, the Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas was chosen the best one on his position from last season’s tournament.The Costa Rica national team keeper received 222 points, followed by ex-Roma and now Liverpool footballer Alisson Becker with 197.The Top 10 goalkeepers of the 2017-2018 season were published in the UEFA official website.Nava played in 11 matches during the last season, having conceded 13 goals but with two clean sheets.“Keepers stand up to be counted in big games like these. It was a difficult second leg and he gave us so much, he gave us life,” former coach Zinedine Zidane said about him after beating Bayern Munich.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He’s a keeper that I love. He’s won three consecutive Champions League titles, earned us lots of points and ensured we win games – but above all, I’d praise him as a person,” his teammate Dani Carvajal added.Goalkeeper of the Season top tenKeylor Navas (Real Madrid) – 222 pointsAlisson Becker (Liverpool/Roma) – 197 pointsGianluigi Buffon (Paris/Juventus) – 92 pointsMarc-André Ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 47 pointsThibaut Courtois (Chelsea, now Real Madrid) – 28 pointsEderson (Manchester City) – 26 pointsHugo Lloris (Tottenham) – 18 pointsJan Oblak (Atlético) – 16 pointsDavid de Gea (Manchester United) – 7 pointsSven Ulreich (Bayern) – 5 pointsBravo, @NavasKeylor! ?#UEFAawards #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/NR4Jk7kLnt— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 30, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgThe Japanese team came from behind to beat Guadalajara and will play Real Madrid in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup SemifinalsTo Japanese fans today was just like a dream. Their team Kashima Antlers was behind Club Deportivo Guadalajara 1-0 during the first half of the Quarterfinal of the FIFA Club World Cup.But their club was able to overcome all obstacles and ended up winning 3-2 at Hazza Bin Zayed stadium, to advance to the Semifinals where they will play against Real Madrid.The Mexican side known as Chivas scored after three minutes of the kick-off thanks to a great play by Isaac Brizuela who sent a cross to Angel Zaldivar, who just had to head the ball to the inside of the goal to put things 1-0.But 45 minutes later, nothing of importance happens in the game and the referee whistled the end of the first half.And just four minutes after the second half kick-off, Shoma Doi entered the Chivas area to send across to Ryota Nagaki, who scored to tie things up 1-1.Official: Barcelona agree deal for Japanese star Hiroki Abe Andrew Smyth – July 12, 2019 Barcelona have struck a deal with Kashima Antlers to sign the highly-rated Japanese star Hiroki Abe.Kashima Antlers got a penalty kick in their favor after Michael Pérez fouled Doi at the 68th-minute mark.Brazilian Serguinho shot the ball to the right side of goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño to put the Japanese side in the lead 2-1 for the first time in the game.And just six minutes before the end of the match. Hiroki Abe, who had just been subbed in, scored a beautiful goal for the 3-1.After 90 minutes of play, and with the help of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Technology, the referee gave Chivas a penalty after a foul over Jair Pereira.Alan Pulido scored from the penalty spot to put things 3-2, but that was not enough for Chivas who will now play against the loser of the match between Al Ain F.C. and Esperánce de Tunis.Japanese fans lineup for a photograph just before the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup match between Kashima Antlers and Mexican Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Photo by Manuel R. Medina / Ronaldo.comJapanese fans line up for a photograph just before the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup match between Kashima Antlers and Mexican Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Photo by Manuel R. Medina / Ronaldo.comlast_img read more

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first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are looking for a man who left his Miami home on Saturday and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.Police said Ralph Ferguson, who has dementia, has been missing since he left his home, located along Southwest 173rd Terrace and 107th Court, on Saturday.The 62-year-old stands 5 feet 8 inches and 180 pounds.If you have any information on Ferguson’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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first_imgA total of 105 Supreme Court lawyers have been appointed as assistant attorney generals of the state as per the Law Officers Order, 1972.A press release of the law ministry confirmed the matter on Sunday.Meanwhile, 27 assistant attorney generals who were appointed on 12 June 2017 and 25 assistant attorney generals who were appointed on 19 August 2017 will remain in their posts.The remaining appointments of assistant attorney generals have been revoked.last_img

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first_imgWhere Rami Malek and Portia Doubleday are looking at the broader picture of Mr. Robot‘s story, Christian Slater is 100% focused on Mr. Robot’s relationship with Elliot.It’s not that he doesn’t find fan theories interesting when they get run by him, but he does find them interesting and tends to let it go at that. What he’s looking at and working on is who Mr. Robot is in relationship to Elliot and who he is within Elliot’s mind.When it comes to that focal point of interest, he’s looking for as much information as possible. Sam Esmail usually answers Slater’s questions with a question: “Do you really want to know?”. Slater always says yes. “I’m terrible. I need to know.”. That knowledge helped him build his character in season one with a level of depth he wouldn’t have had otherwise. Mr. Robot’s desire to take Elliot under his wing and be more protective was a direct result of knowing everything from the beginning.I was curious to know what character developments he’s enjoyed and been surprised by most. “Certainly after doing episode nine…I didn’t really know where we would go after that.” He was thrilled by the speech he got to give in Times Square and the writing, but he also found himself wondering how they were going to handle everything in season two. Totally understandable.He learned what was coming in an hour and a half call with Sam Esmail in which they discussed the next season and the overall arc of the story. It definitely left him feeling more than a few things. “Elliot and #MrRobot have a gray relationship, & I had some visceral reactions to what I now know.” –@ChristianSlater #MrRobotSDCC— Mr. Robot (@whoismrrobot) July 22, 2016He’s really excited to “Get back in there and have some good convos with my son.”.He also knows more than Elliot knows about certain events. Specifically, what happened the night before Elliot woke up in that parking lot.“Of course, I know. I did it!”, the glee in his eyes was really great as he went on, “I took over and he’ll know when I want him to know. If ever.”From there, the conversation dove deeper into that duality and another reporter asked who’s more in control. Slater described it as a tug of war and explained that the more restrictions and boundaries Elliot tries to put on his father, the more his father is going to rebel. He doesn’t want restrictions and he’s not about to allow them.It was that idea of the fight between the two of them and the mention of Mr. Robot being the one in control on “that night” that led me to ask Slater if Mr. Robot has become more of a split personality instead of an illusion within Elliot’s mind.“It’s in the process of developing.” He went on to say that, as things go deeper and deeper, the image Elliot has of his father has changed. Whether it’s Elliot’s vision of his father that’s changing or if Mr. Robot has become a full-blown second personality remains to be seen.Personally, I like the idea that Elliot created Mr. Robot as a means of comfort and, as things spiral, so does his creation.Hopefully, I can ask Slater about it again later this season.last_img read more

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first_imgFollowing the TD, Songz sent out a tweet to remind angry Giants fans who were prepared to blame the Giants wide receivers in the event of any loss. He wanted to make sure it was clear that the Giants DB’s who gave up the score weren’t on the boat trip.DB’s weren’t on the yacht. Just a lil FYI— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) January 8, 2017 The whole boat trip controversy is stupid to begin with, and is a lazy crutch for an angry fan base to point to as they monday morning quarterback a tough loss.Wide receivers on boats isn’t as big a problem for the Giants’ as their quarterback who can’t throw the ball in the ocean. Rapper Trey Songz was at the center of the controversial Giants wide receiver corp’s all-night South Beach club-athon and early morning shirtless yacht photo shoot. Building up to the game, the controversy had reached a point where it became clear that if the Giants lost, the trip would become a media piñata.After taking a 7-6 lead on a short touchdown pass to Davante Adams, the Green Bay defense gave him the ball back with just over a minute to go in the first half. Rodgers was able to move the offense into position to try a Hail Mary.Rodgers connected with Randall Cobb on the bomb, his third answered prayer in his career, including previous passes against the Lions and Cardinals. The score gave the Pack a 14-6 lead heading into halftime, and proved to be the body punch that led to the second half Green Bay avalanche, and 38-13 win.— ⓂarcusD2.0 (@_MarcusD2_) January 8, 2017center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAugust 21, 2012 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global If you still don’t have a mobile-friendly version of your website you’re most likely turning away potential customers without knowing it.Consider the numbers: Nearly half of all U.S. adults use a smartphone, according to recent findings by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Ninety percent of those smartphone owners say they use the device to check email and surf the web. That’s not counting people who use other mobile devices, such as tablets, to access the web.With mobile internet traffic on the rise, you might think small businesses are developing mobile-friendly websites. But you’d be wrong. Only 26 percent of small businesses have a mobile website. That’s a growing problem — especially for local businesses. Related: Three Steps to Creating a Killer Mobile SiteTake, for example, a recent excursion I had with a friend in New York City’s Upper West Side. We were on the move, smartphones in hand, looking for a particular restaurant — which will remain nameless — to grab a bite to eat. I used my Motorola Droid Razr to look up the restaurant’s website but all I saw was a white screen with two links to download PDF files of the lunch and dinner menus.No contact information. No hours. No easy-to-read menu. Sorry, no business from me.With more people using their mobile devices to access information about companies, business owners need to think about how their website displays on smartphones and tablets. If content isn’t easy to read and access on a smaller screen, customers might go to the next shop down the block instead.When developing a mobile-friendly website, or a dedicated mobile site, here are some important things to keep in mind:1. Display your company’s most important information at the top in plain text. This includes your name, address, contact information and perhaps a brief description of what you do.2. Don’t include Flash-based videos on your mobile site. Many devices don’t support Flash. Plus, video eats up data and can take a long time to load.3. Make information easy to read on a small screen. Don’t complicate navigation across several pages, and don’t make users download PDFs. The more straightforward, the better.Related: 5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone or Tablet for BusinessWhat tips do you have for creating a mobile-friendly website? Share them in the comments below. min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer 2 min read Several factors have dogged the nascent wearable technology market. The lack of breakthrough innovation around batteries, for one, requiring wearers to plug in on-the-go gadgets more than they’d like. The lack of sophistication around tiny user interfaces is another, though that will no doubt improve over time.But a big one? The social factor. Beyond the geeks of Silicon Valley and elsewhere, it’s just not cool to wear a watch, glasses, or headset that’s as big as a hood ornament.That’s going to change, according to Juniper Research. The British market observer believes that the wearable technology market will grow to $80 billion by 2020—and the key will be making the connected gadgets virtually indistinguishable from their disconnected peers.That means that Apple must be on to something as it continues to make atypical hires from the fashion and apparel world. Observers, including Fortune‘s own Philip Elmer-Dewitt, believe the new talent will help smooth the rough edges of a technology that’s as personal as a bracelet, watch, or ring. (So, apparently, does Google.) The best wearables, and the ones best positioned for profitability, may be those that allow their technology to completely recede into the background.Nevertheless, wearables will be a diverse growth market that’s not merely Internet-connected jewelry. Wearables that attach to the skin, such as MC10’s Biostamp, are also part of this category—though they’re in a “more embryonic state” and require a much larger shift in consumer habits than a smart watch, Juniper says.Many technology companies—including Apple, ARM, Google, Intel, Lenovo-Motorola, LG, MC10, Microsoft, Omate, Qualcomm, Sony, and Withings, plus wearables-savvy design firms like Gadi Amit’s NewDealDesign and Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject—are well-positioned to benefit from the boom. With the right features, consumers are, too. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Listen Now February 24, 2015 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger.last_img read more

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first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 14, 2018 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Amazon two patents directed to remote control of human hands. The Amazon patents are able to obtain and record users’ location and the detailed movements of their hands. Therefore, highly private information such as when an employee takes a bathroom break or pauses to scratch may be obtained and recorded by the patented system. That, in turn has led to concerns that the patents could violate protected privacy rights of employees under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Fourth Amendment applies to government actions, and would be implicated in a legal challenge to the Amazon patents, since patents are issued and enforced by the government. In addition, Amazon patents can run afoul of state statutes and common law privacy protections, which have adopted similar Fourth Amendment privacy standards.Related: Here Are 6 Weird Ways You’re Being Tracked in the Real WorldArticle I Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Patent and Copyright Clause authorizes Congress to grant inventors and authors exclusive rights to their respective inventions and works of authorship for limited periods of time. Under current law, patents enjoy a 20-year monopoly period, backed by the power of Federal Government.The U.S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy. However, the Supreme Court, in numerous decisions since the 1920s, has relied on the Bill of Rights to carve out certain rights based on privacy considerations. These carved out rights include privacy of a person’s freedom from unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment.The pulse on Amazon’s tracking mechanismThe Amazon patents describe a system and mechanism for tracking and guiding workers’ hands relative to the position of inventory storage bins. The stated aim of the patents is to improve the efficiency of inventory management system by making it faster and easier for workers to accurately locate the bins in which items are stored and retrieve ordered items from them. The Amazon patents criticize existing processes for keeping track of inventory bin locations as uneconomical and inefficient, and find proposed improvements in the form of a computer vision apparatus to track location of inventory bins inadequate as cumbersome and costly.Instead, the patents propose a system that uses ultrasonic communication to track employee hand movements by sending ultrasonic pulses at predetermined intervals to the worker’s wristband in order to keep track of the relative positions of the worker’s hands and the target inventory storage bins. The patented system directs the worker’s hands toward the correct bin by sending a pulse to alert the worker when the worker’s hands are in close proximity to a target bin.Related: 12 Privacy Mistakes that Can Cost You Your Job in 2018Amazon has dismissed potential privacy concerns raised by the implementation of its patents as “speculation” and “misguided.” In a released statement, Amazon analogized its proposed wristband system to handheld scanners, which are in widespread use for checking inventory and for fulfilling customer orders. According to the company, the wristbands and their accompanying mechanism improve efficiency by freeing up employees’ “hands from scanners and their eyes from computer screens.”The debate regarding the trade-off between privacy and efficiency at workplace is not new. Common worker monitoring techniques, including cameras, employer monitoring and access to employee emails and internet browsing, have been around since the 1990s. However, such concerns have come into renewed focus with the Amazon patents as they potentially cross the currently prevalent arena of surveillance and monitoring of employees into the uncharted territory of directing and even physical control of employees.The question regarding the Amazon patents is whether they will pass muster in the face of likely challenges to their constitutionality. Challenges to patents duly issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are not new. Back in 2013, the Supreme Court found genes to be not eligible for patent protection. The legal precedentsAs noted above, because implementation of the Amazon patents in the workplace would involve obtaining potentially private information from employees, they would likely raise concerns about violation of workers’ constitutionally protected privacy rights. Amazon, in turn, has downplayed such concerns and has instead tried to focus the debate on the enhanced efficiency resulting from the introduction of its patented technology.The U.S. Supreme Court has identified certain factors that courts must consider in determining whether employer monitoring of employees and obtaining information from them passes legal muster. In City of Ontario v. Quon, the Supreme Court affirmed that workers do enjoy Fourth Amendment rights in their workplace to guarantee their “privacy, dignity and security of persons against certain arbitrary and invasive acts” by the government as an employer. Factors, identified in City of Ontario, which courts are to consider in determining the permissible scope of employer intrusion on its employee’s Fourth Amendment rights include: 1. whether the employee has a reasonable expectation of privacy in the information obtained; 2. whether the employer has a legitimate work-related rationale for the intrusion; 3. whether the intrusion is reasonable in scope; 4. availability of less intrusive means to achieve the same purpose; and 5. public acceptance of the conduct.Related: 10 Ways You’re Being Tracked Without You Knowing ItIn City of Ontario, the city had provided its employees with pagers which were used to send and receive text messages to allow employees to be contacted in the event of an emergency. The city’s employee policy manual made clear that the city had the right to access and monitor communications to and from the city issued pagers and that employers should not have any expectation of privacy or confidentiality in using the pagers. When Jeff Quon, a city employee with a city-issued pager, repeatedly exceeded the monthly character limit for use of his pager, the city ordered an audit of his communications to determine if the usage was work related. In conducting the review, the city discovered that most of the messages sent by Quon were not work related but were personal and many were of sexually explicit nature, and proceeded to implement disciplinary measures against Quon. Quon responded by filing suit against the city for violating his Fourth Amendment rights.Discussing the particular facts and circumstances of the case, the Supreme Court allowed for a certain extent of privacy in communications on the pagers provided by the city but concluded that expecting complete privacy would not be reasonable since Quon had been informed of the potential auditing of his messages and that his position as a law enforcement officer indicated his likely awareness of scrutiny of his actions and that such scrutiny may involve examination of his communications during the work hours. Next, the Supreme Court concluded that the search of Quon’s messages was motivated by a proper purpose, that it was tailored to the problem at hand and had been reasonable in scope. The Court did not give much weight to the availability of less intrusive methods by the city to achieve the same goal.Efficiency or privacy?With respect to the Amazon patents, the question before the courts will be whether the additional intrusive step of controlling and directing an employee is justified by the expected incremental improvement in efficiency and productivity resulting from the patents. In the long run, the answer may lie in the public’s acceptance of the trade-off between efficiency and privacy in response to new technology. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 7 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgThe report states that the global vaccines market accounted for $31.2 Billion in 2016 and is anticipated to reach $65.1 Billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period, 2017-2023.Send Enquiry on this Vaccines Market report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/258?utm_source=Hitechnews&utm_medium=NiranjanHigh prevalence of diseases worldwide, surge in government focus towards immunization programs, and the emergence of technologically advanced vaccines drive the growth of the global vaccines market. Additionally, the prospect of high growth in emerging economies provides lucrative opportunities for emerging market players. However, high duration for vaccine production and high cost associated with it impede market growth.The report segments the global vaccines market by technology, indication, end use, and geography. Based on technology, the market is fragmented into conjugate vaccines, inactivated vaccines, live attenuated vaccines, toxoid vaccines, recombinant vaccines, and other vaccines. The recombinant vaccines segment is projected to exhibit the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Based on end use, the market is sub-segmented into pediatric vaccines, adult vaccines, and traveler vaccines. The pediatric vaccine segment accounted for nearly half of the global revenue in 2016, due to the high immunization rate among infants and adolescents.Based on indication, the market is categorized into Pneumococcal Disease, Influenza, Human Papilloma Virus, Meningococcal Disease, Rotavirus, Varicella, Diphtheria, Pertussis, & Tetanus (DTP), Polio, Hepatitis, Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR), and Other Indications. The pneumococcal disease segment is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period, owing to the fact that Streptococcus pneumoniae (a pathogenic bacteria) is the leading cause of infectious diseases globally. However, human papilloma virus (HPV) segment is growing at the highest CAGR of 12.4% from 2017 to 2023, as it is the most common type of sexually transmitted disease, specifically in women, which causes cervical cancer, the fourth most common type of cancer prevailing in women. Regionally, North America dominated the global vaccines market in 2016. However, Asia-Pacific is poised to exhibit the highest growth rate of 12.0%, owing to the high demand for vaccination in densely populated areas, sucVaccines Marketh as India and China.Download the Sample Report @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/258?utm_source=Hitechnews&utm_medium=NiranjanThe report also profiles key players involved in the global vaccines market, such as Astellas Pharma Inc., AstraZeneca Plc. (Medimmune, LLC.), CSL Limited, Emergent Biosolutions, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer Inc., Sanofi Pasteur, and Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. They have adopted various strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, partnerships, and others to gain a strong position in the industry.last_img read more

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