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Joe Biden takes the narrowest lead in Wisconsin

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first_imgNote, there is a roughly 10,000-vote gain in Kenosha that isn’t reflected in these numbers. ThWisconsin’s Democratic Party Chair tweeted this several hours ago:xAbsentee ballots are still being tallied in Milwaukee, Kenosha, and other cities. Based on everything we’ve seen, those ballots will decisively favor Biden. Green Bay hasn’t reported *any* results yet. When all votes are counted, we’re confident that Joe Biden will win Wisconsin.— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) November 4, 2020- Advertisement – xI’ve been talking about this for days, weeks, months: the *scope* of the shift between mail-in & Election Day ballots is unlike the stuff you’re used to seeing on Election Nights. We just saw it in Kenosha, maybe momentarily in Milwaukee, & also makes MI & PA tricky to assess. https://t.co/DYp5oTd4YX— Taniel (@Taniel) November 4, 2020- Advertisement – Milwaukee is mostly in. Kenosha will be +9,600 votes. Green Bay will add to Biden’s margin, since 32,000 absentee ballots remain uncounted. Update: This is the Kenosha results, which weirdly haven’t been posted by the AP. Maybe because it’s 2 am PT. xBREAKING: after all three machines tabulated 19,700- Biden 10,103-Trump The absentee ballots in Kenosha are not enough to take over the county for Biden. Final results should be on the county website soon— Cassidy Williams (@CassidyWtv) November 4, 2020- Advertisement – This isn’t over. But things are looking up. center_img And what we’ve seen here, we’ll see in Michigan and Pennsylvania as well xBased on my replies, I don’t think people have fully internalized how Democratic these mail and absentee ballots will be in MI/PA/WI. It’s going to be close, but these ballots will be overwhelmingly Democratic— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November 4, 2020 – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Hitachi Sliding Arm Excavator Presented at Intermat

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first_imgImage source: HitachiHitachi has introduced their new sliding arm excavator, named ZX135US-6, at Intermat – International Exhibition for Construction and Infrastructure (April 23-28, Paris).The sliding arm extends the working range of the ZX135US-6 considerably to a maximum digging depth of 7,8m and the upper arm features a built-in sliding cylinder with a 2,000mm stroke.“This makes it ideal for river maintenance, pipeline constructions and building mine shafts. In addition, thanks to the short swing radius of the ZX135US-6, it can fit perfectly in small spaces, which further enhances its versatility,” said Hitachi.The ZX135US-6 is equipped with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that injects urea into exhaust gas to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.The new medium excavator also features the HIOS IV hydraulic system, which reduces total hydraulic loss and helps to lower fuel consumption by 7% (in PWR mode).SpecificationsModel code – ZX135US-6 sliding arm;Engine rated power (kW) – 78.5;Operating weight (kg) – 15,000 – 15,600;Backhoe bucket ISO heaped (m³) – 0.36;Maximum digging depth (mm) – 7,790;Bucket digging force (kN) ISO – 99;last_img read more

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FB : Cohen: Win over perennial power USC would cement SU’s status as elite Big East team

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first_img Published on September 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Doug Marrone knows the feeling. It’s that supreme level of confidence that more than crosses into cockiness every time you step on the field.You know you’re going to win because, well, you’re not in the same class as the other team.‘When I was at Tennessee, we played some teams, and we knew we were going to win,’ Marrone said. ‘I don’t know if that’s arrogance or what. But we had some unbelievable players that are still playing in the NFL today. My point is, we’re not there.’In other words, one team polishes its Pinstripe Bowl trophy — the only bowl win for the program since 2001 — and the other needs a whole crew to spit-shine the hardware from two national championships and four Rose Bowl titles in that same time period.Those two programs are, of course, Syracuse and Southern California. And that’s exactly why a win for the Orange on Saturday would elevate SU to the top tier of the Big East. Both are storied programs rich in tradition and history, but the Trojans were the best team in college football during the last decade, regardless of the wins they had to vacate. Syracuse was not.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaturday is a chance to turn a corner for the SU program. It’s more than a singular nonconference game in the third week of the season. It’s a checkpoint for Marrone as he continues to ‘change the culture,’ as former quarterback Greg Paulus put it.‘This would be one of those career games,’ Syracuse linebacker Dan Vaughan said. ‘One of those games that you think about 20 years from now you’re like, ‘Wow, I played in that game.’ We’re hoping to go out there and make it special.’A win would be special because of how many miles apart SU and Southern California have been on the college football spectrum since the turn of the century. It’s more than the 2,681 miles separating Los Angeles from the city of Syracuse.USC had seven seasons where it lost two or fewer games. The Orange had two seasons in which it won two or fewer games.The Trojans had Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and Steve Smith. Syracuse had Perry Patterson, Damien Rhodes and Rice Moss.‘We’re talking about USC, which is arguably, since 2003, maybe the best program in college football, and they’re still an excellent program,’ Marrone said. ‘I don’t think anything can get you prepared to play such a storied program such as USC.’Yet it’s the same grandeur, splendor and dominance exhibited by Southern California that makes Saturday’s game so intriguing for Syracuse. It pulls to the forefront questions like: ‘What if SU pulls the upset?’ and ‘What would that mean for the program?’It would be the biggest win for Orange since 2002, when a team that finished 4-8 knocked off then-No. 8 Virginia Tech 50-42 in triple overtime in the Carrier Dome.It would mean that Marrone is miles ahead of schedule on his plan to restore Syracuse to its glory-day form.Beat Southern California on the road to start the season 3-0 in just his third year at the helm? That’s a signature win that doesn’t deserve to be penned with the same ink as his so-called signature win against then-No. 20 West Virginia last year.‘For this year’s team to get to 3-0 with some quality wins against an ACC team and a Pac-12 team — a team that’s arguably one of the most dominant teams of the last decade — I think that would make a statement to the country,’ Paulus said.Let’s take that statement and apply it to the Big East.While Syracuse struggled with Rhode Island last week, Louisville lost to Florida International, Pittsburgh snuck by Maine and Tennessee clobbered Cincinnati.If SU finds a way to stun the Trojans and win this game, the Orange has to be looked at as the best team in the conference.So that’s why Saturday is huge for the culture of Syracuse football. Marrone and his staff have certainly improved the team by leaps and bounds, but a win over Southern California on the road would be a landmark victory.It means the culture has officially changed.Said Vaughan: ‘I’ve gone through in my head all week what it’s going to be like if we win, and I really can’t put it into words.’Michael Cohen is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at mjcohe02@syr.edu or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13. last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL: BUNDORAN U14s LAND D CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

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first_imgChampions: Bundoran U14s defeated Convoy to win the D Championship FinalLADIES GFA NEWS: (You can send reports/pix to info@donegaldaily.com)U14 Ladies Bundoran win Co Final Section D:BUNDORAN 6-11 CONVOY 3-05Last night, Bundoran Ladies brought back the first ever u14 Ladies Title to the town after a tough encounter against Convoy played in Donegal Town. The score line doesn’t reflect fairly to the competitive edge that Convoy added to the game.Bundoran had a dream start when dual Captain Rhona McEniff powering home the first goal in the first minute. Convoy struggled to get out of their own half with all of the pressure imposed on them by the sea siders. As a result, Aoife Corbett had Bundoran’s second goal in the net soon after.Convoy’s game plan seemed to be to kick the long ball into full forward Shauna Ward. This paid off midway in the first half when they scored their first point. Now it was Bundoran backs that were under pressure with Convoy pulling back two goals. At half time Bundoran led 4-03 to 2-01.Second half Bundoran’s Megan McEniff scored a point immediately. It was clear that Bundoran had raised the tempo with Convoy looking more tired in the scorching June sunshine.Backs Yasmin McKee and Dual Captain Rachel McGee were getting forward more with Abi Barrett kicking frees and points for fun. Maria McLaughlan’s introduction added even more energy to the attack.The final score line would make you believe that this game was never Bundoran’s to lose, but Convoy always looked dangerous and were guilty of missing numerous goal chances that if scored may have led to an exciting finale.In the end the referee blew the final whistle and captains Rhona McEniff and Rachel McGee were presented the plaque and thanked Convoy, Referee, coaches etc. On arrival back to Bundoran, the plaque was paraded thought the town by the winning team, proud parents and supporters.Every player was superb on the night.TEAMS: BUNDORAN Sian Evans, Aine Dillion, Yasmin McKee, Ellen O Callaghan, Anna Gavigan, Rachel McGee, Kate Barrett, Rhona McEniff, Megan McEniff, Dervla Carr, Rachel Currid, Aoise McHenry, Abi Barrett, Aoife Corbett ,Katie McEniff, Maria Mclaughlin, Alanah Hamrog, Rebecca McGloin, Shimera McMahon, Hannah McNulty, Aine Dawson, Katie CurrenCONVOY: Jessica Duffy, Eleanor Duffy, Erin Toye, Shaina Browne, Blaithin Gildea, Ellie Barron, Emer Sweeney, Meghan Waldon, Aimee Bonner, Cassie Slevin, Dine Patton, Aoife Harper, Molly Patton, Shauna Ward, Martina Gallagher Elsewhere last nightLADIES FOOTBALL: BUNDORAN U14s LAND D CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bundoranconvoyD ChampionshipdonegalU14 Ladieslast_img read more

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Forty local heroes celebrated at Donegal Volunteer Awards – Picture Special

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first_imgForty outstanding people and groups have been honoured for their voluntary work at the 9th annual ME4U awards.The Donegal Volunteer Centre hosted a special celebration in the Mount Errigal hotel in Letterkenny last Thursday to celebrate the contributions of the people who dedicate their time to helping others. A wide variety of projects and groups were honoured this year, from radio stations to Community First Responders.“The ME4U Awards are a wonderful opportunity to give back to the volunteers who give so much to their communities,” said Brian Carr, Chair of the DVC. Awards were presented to 10 projects and 31 individuals on the night.ME4U Awards 2019Brian Carr and John Curran at the ME4U Awards 2019Donegal Volunteer Centre supports, volunteers and groups across Donegal to access and provide quality volunteering opportunities.There are some 3,500 volunteers active with the Donegal VC network coupled with in excess of 200 live opportunities available to those who wish to volunteer.John Curran of the DVC said: “The organisation awards recognise the ongoing impact these local groups have across Donegal, these projects and volunteers are stepping up to provide vital services to improve the quality of life of all within our communities.” See the full list of winners below, who were recognised for their skills, dedicaton and generosity this year:ME4U Project Award Winners:Donegal Town Community First Responders for their Cardiac Response ProjectThe Mountcharles, Frosses Inver Community First Responders for their Cardiac Response ProjectGood and New Cancer Charity Shop for the Good and New Cancer Charity cancer care servicesMagh Ene Historical Society Bundoran for their museum audio visual display projectALONE Donegal for their Befriending projectEach of the following five ME4U Project Award winners received a €500 euro donation to support their ongoing work:Serenity House Learning CentreBluestack Special Needs Foundation for the Saturday ClubThe Saoirse Foundation for the BUMBLEance Children’s National Ambulance ServiceRosses Radio for their Community Radio StationThe Hub Youth Centre in GlentiesThe ME4U Individual Volunteer Awards 2019 were presented to:Eunan Devenney- TuslaChris Frize – Little Wishes / Make a WishMarian Mc Alinney – Alone DonegalColette O’Doherty – Malin Head Community AssociationLizzie Csizma – Donegal Town Community First RespondersFiona Boyle – Ray Community Group CentreShane Connolly – MountCharles /Frosses / Inver Community First RespondersLynda Doherty – Ballyshannon & District MuseumDanny Ferry – Donegal Down SyndromeAoife Mc Gonagle – Donegal Down SyndromeRoisin Jordan – Donegal Down SyndromePatrick Mc Brearty – Bluestack Special Needs FoundationLynn Mc Devitt – Good & New Cancer Support CharityJohn Walsh – We Care Food BankEimear Doogan – Rosses RadioDerek Mc Collum – Ardara Sheltered HousingCon Ferry – Creeslough Community First RespondersJohn Campbell – S V D PMaire Ní Dhochartaigh – Comharchumann na noileán BeagGeraldine Gallagher – Donegal Intercultural PlatformMarian McAlinney – ALONE DonegalConnie Crawford – ALONE DonegalJim Henderson – ALONE DonegalMary Mulligan – ALONE DonegalKathleen Mc Granaghan – ALONE DonegalSeamus Mc Ginley – ALONE DonegalNoelle McGinley – Milford & District ResourceHilary Bowles – Milford & District ResourceAnn McDaid – Culdaff Community AssociationObaydur Ruhel – Bangleshdi Community in DonegalMáirín UÍ Fhearraigh – Coist Forbartha GabhlaFor more information of the DVC visit your local library or www.volunteerdonegal.ie Wendy Fitzgerald McCarry receiving and award on behalf of the Bluestack FoundationBUMBLEance National Children’s AmbulanceChris Frize – Little Angels FundraiserSt. Shanaghan House, Ardara.Derek McCollum – Ardara Sheltered HousingMáirín UÍ Fhearraigh – Coist Forbartha GabhlaFrances Browne – ALONE IrelandAnn McDaid – Culdaff Community Employment SchemeMarian Boylan- Donegal Town Community First RespondersFiona Boyle – Ray Community Group CentreLynn McDevitt – Good & New Cancer Support CharityJohn Walsh – We Care Food BankNoelle McGinley – Milford & District ResourceObaydur Ruhel – Bangleshdi Community in DonegalRay Community CentreRoisin Jordan – Donegal Down SyndromeAoife Mc Gonagle – Donegal Down SyndromeForty local heroes celebrated at Donegal Volunteer Awards – Picture Special was last modified: July 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal volunteer centreme4uvolunteer awardslast_img read more

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Innovation Prize for Africa recognises Lakheni

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first_imgA South African initiative that uses group buying power to lower food prices for needy communities, using a mobile app, has been nominated for the continental prize.Lakheni founders Nokwethu Khojane and Lauren Drake. (Image: Lakheni)Sulaiman PhilipNokwethu Khojane and her business partner, Lauren Drake, saw a need and found a solution: their social enterprise, Lakheni, uses the buying power of whole communities to lower the price of staple food. It also provides a means for day care centres to generate income.A poverty tax is imposed on people who live a long way from grocery stores. The added cost of travel eats into money that poor families should spend on groceries. In response, Khojane and Drake founded Lakheni, a group buying club that combines orders from a community, and uses the buying power of the group to get better prices.“At the bottom of the pyramid, distribution is very inefficient because of the small amounts that individuals buy. But there’s value when you start aggregating that demand, because the numbers are there — they’re just fragmented,” Khojane told Fast Company magazine.How it worksLakheni takes bulk orders for staples such as maize, sugar and oil every month through local day care centres. Customers deposit their payments into a bank account that Lakheni uses to order in bulk from suppliers.The Lakheni model allows creches like Mzamo Educare to make extra money by administering group buying in their area. (Image: Lakheni)Orders are delivered to the day care centres, which earn a fee for processing the communities’ orders, or to spaza shops, which also benefit from Lakheni’s bulk ordering. Using the system saves customers about 30%, including the savings on transport.When they began, Khojane, Drake and the centres they signed up took orders using a pencil and notepad. Now they have developed a mobile app that can be used to take orders and handle payments.Innovation Prize for AfricaNokwethu’s innovation — using a mobile app to increase the buying power of families in poorer communities — earned her a nomination for the Innovation Prize for Africa. While Lakheni has concentrated on groceries, the prize money would help it to develop the app further. The partners are looking at ways to include financial services as well.For the past five years, the Africa Innovation Foundation (AIF) has supported African innovators through the Innovation Prize for Africa. This year, Khojane and the Lakheni app have been nominated alongside nine other African innovators.They were whittled down from 2,530 innovators in 48 African countries. Nominees include innovators from Zimbabwe, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Kenya. The nominated innovations show that Africa can drive its own growth and prosperity.Walter Fust, chairman of the AIF board, said: “Given the instrumental role African women play in transforming Africa, it is thrilling to see more women among the 10 nominees with game-changing innovations. By providing platforms to recognise innovation excellence in Africa and mobilising for African innovators, we continue to live up to our credo of engaging, inspiring and transforming.”Over the five years of its existence, the Innovation Prize for Africa has generated $22-million in investment to previous winners and nominees. Pauline Mujawarmariya, the competition director, said: “[The Innovation Prize for Africa] has been growing stronger each year and not only the number of applicants continues to increase, but the quality of applications too.”This was “a strong indication of the creative potential that exists in Africa”.Other shortlisted nomineesPeris Bosire, Kenya: FarmDriveThe Kenyan financial technology company developed a mobile app that collects data and provides an alternative risk assessment model for small farmers.Omolabake Adenle, Nigeria: Voice Recognition and Speech Synthesis Software for African LanguagesAdenle’s software understands and digitises spoken African languages, presenting them as a text. It allows Africans to interact more easily with hardware and call centres, using their local languages.Nzola Swasisa, Democratic Republic of Congo: LokoleLokole creates a shareable local network that makes it up to 1,000 times cheaper to access emails and social media by sharing the costs.Badr Idriss, Morocco: Atlan SpaceAtlan Space software is used to manage drones that are, for now, used to monitor illegal fishing and deep sea dumping off the coast of Africa.Aly El-Shafei, Egypt: Smart Electro-Mechanical Actuator Journal Integrated BearingThe patented Smart Electro-Mechanical Actuator Journal Integrated Bearing, or SEMAJIB, is an oil filled bearing that allows it to change characteristics as it operates. The SEMAJIB enables one bearing to be used across multiple systems.Dougbeh-Chris Nyan, Liberia: New Technology for Rapid Detection of Many Infections Using Only One TestNyan developed one simple test to detect seven different infections from one sample within 40 minutes. The diagnostic tool is simple to use and inexpensive to produce.Olanisun Olufemi Adewole, Nigeria: Sweat TB TestThe Sweat TB Test is a non-invasive rapid diagnostic skin test to detect tuberculosis. It is simple enough to use in rural areas where the largest number of new infections occur. It tests for specific markers in saliva and produces results within 10 minutes.Gift Gana, Zimbabwe: Dr. CADxDesigned for use in areas with poor internet connectivity and intermittent power, the Dr CADx is a software solution that helps doctors and healthcare workers read medical images more accurately.Philippa Ngaju Makobore, Uganda: Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed Infusion SetThe Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed Infusion Set, or ECGF, is a medical device designed to accurately administer intravenous fluids and drugs by controlling the rate of fluid flow based on feedback from a drop sensor.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Data Privacy Day: Painful Growing Pains

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first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Monday, January 28, is Data Privacy Day, an internationally recognized 24 hours aimed at raising awareness and promoting best practices in the oft-shaky world of online security. As we “celebrate” this day, from social media and email accounts to personal and corporate security, privacy concerns seem more pointed than ever. While the federal government continues to try to regulate the sector, the very nature of its process often puts it a step or two behind events in the real world. That leaves it up to the private sector – and us as individuals – to take charge of our online presence andprivacy. Unfortunately, the very structure of the Internet makes this an uphill battle. Taking The Pulse We’re stuck in an era that security expert Bruce Schneier describes as digital feudalism, where people may be tethered to technology and online services that exploit them, often without their knowledge. And even when informed of potentially invasive practices, most people are too ingrained in their habits to do much about it. “We have to blindly trust that they will maintain our security,” Schneier told ReadWrite in December. “Privacy is not a luxury,” adds Dan Kaminksy, noted security researcher and chief scientist at security firm DKH. “It’s a core element of dignity. We’ve been willing to justify and allow too many things on the basis of ‘well, what does it hurt?’ Well, it hurts human dignity! And as it happens it’s not a ‘well, boo-hoo.’ “Apple phones were totally tracking your location all over the place,” Kaminsky notes. “And the fix was ‘OK, we’ll have them only track it for a week.’ Which is great until you realize they’re still shipping all of the locations back to home base.” Tags:#international#privacy#security adam popescu What You Can DoIf you really want to raise your security-IQ, there is one simple approach: Be aware of what services you sign up for, and actually read the privacy policies that govern them. Most people don’t bother, and most sites make it difficult for those who do, with lengthy policies in dense legalese presented in tiny fonts. Still, “People need to be aware of who they are giving their personal information to, why they are asking for that data, and how they can make sure that any other company only uses the data that they need,” explains Shaun Dakin, the founder of Privacy Camp and the weekly Twitter privacy chat #PrivChat. “For most people Data Privacy Day should mean reviewing their Facebook Privacy settings… review each app and make sure you remember why you gave that app permission to access your personal data.”In that vein, digital identification service OneID‘s chief executive Alex Doll recommends people check the credentials to third-party websites that use their logins for social media sites.“People, in their rush to adopt new tools, often forgot to look too deeply at how it really works, what (or) who is being trusted and what’s happening with their data,” Doll says. “Consumers either don’t realize what using Facebook or Twitter login credentials for third-party websites actually mean or have simply given up, believing they have little control over their digital identities.”Some companies are trying to address the problem (others ironically noted for their questionable privacy practices like Facebook, Twitter, Google and AT&T are also championing Data Privacy Day). Most people don’t want services like Google storing and tracking information based on their searches – 73% view it as invasion of privacy according to the Pew Research Center. One company, DuckDuckGo has created a site called FixTracking.com to detail search tracking methods and how to avoid them.Virtual private network (VPN) services like HotspotShield can help make Web browsing more anonymous. David Gorodyansky, the chief executive of HotspotShield’s parent company, AnchorFree, says awareness, mobility, and the cloud are the biggest issues facing privacy. “With constantly changing privacy settings, increasing use of mobile devices and the proliferation of shared Wi-Fi networks, how do you control the information you broadcast about yourself online,” he asks. “We’ve been successful because savvy users want access to free tools that can help them protect their online privacy, security and freedom of access. But the general awareness of the need for protection is still extremely low.”Quality Control  In a world where even the director of the CIA has to worry about online privacy, we needhelp from our lawmakers. Today, EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center – along with the The Electronic Frontier Foundation and others – is urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to begin the process of ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Privacy.  “January 28 also marks the day that EPIC, in 2010, urged the U.S. to sign on to the Council of Europe Privacy Convention,” explained Marc Rotenberg, EPIC’s executive director. EPIC also named a privacy champion: Max Schrems, the Austrian privacy advocate and organizer of the site Europe v. Facebook. His efforts to obtain his personal data collected by Facebook inspired more than 40,000 global users to make similar access requests.All of these efforts share one key element: They’re all about getting people to pay attention – careful attention – to the issue. “When I think about privacy, I think of a profoundly legitimate demand leading to a value that has been out of the public ability to discuss for far too long,” Kaminsky says. “There’s so many fronts to privacy and dignity in general, that when anything is found – good, bad, or indifferent – it gets this enormous amount of publicity, and nobody stops to say wait, is this particular thing real?”Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Dan Kaminsky photo courtesy of Pinguino. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Heavy snowfall shuts highways in Kashmir

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first_imgKashmir witnessed an early spell of snowfall this year on Saturday, forcing closure of all three major highways connecting the valley with rest of the country. Air traffic was also stopped.“Moderate to heavy snowfall of 1.5 feet was reported in Kashmir valley, with highest snow formation in upper reaches and passes like Zojila. It’s the fourth time in the past two decades that Kashmir witnessed snowfall in November,” said Sonam Lotus, who heads the meteorological department in Srinagar.The three main highways — Jammu-Srinagar, Poonch-Srinagar and Kargil-Srinagar — were closed, cutting off the valley from the rest of India. The Leh-Manali-Zanskar route was also closed due to the snowfall. Over 100 stranded passengers were rescued from the Mughal Road, connecting the Pir Panjal valley with Srinagar.Air traffic suspended Air traffic was also suspended after snow accumulated on the runway at the airport in capital Srinagar. Seven Srinagar-bound flights were cancelled.Authorities have set up emergency control rooms across the valley “to meet any eventuality”.Srinagar recorded a day temperature of 6.3° Celsius, a dip of 13° from normal, sparking a cold wave. “There will be gradual improvement in the weather from Sunday,” said Mr. Lotus.Snowfall also affected power supply in Srinagar. Chief Engineer of the Power Development Department Hashmat Qazi said the snowfall resulted in trees, with thick foliage, “coming down heavily on electrical lines, damaging most of the 33KV lines.”“A full-fledged restoration work is underway but continuous snowfall has made it very difficult to maintain the lines, resulting in decreased power supply to just 80 MW as against the normal 1150 MW,” he said.Snow brings cheerThere was a wave of cheer among hundreds of locals and domestic tourists, as all hotspot tourist destinations of Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg received heavy snowfall.Hundreds of locals uploaded live videos and pictures, as people greeted each other online on the season’s first snowfall. Kashmir has tradition to greet relatives and friends on the first snowfall.Apple crop damagedThe unusually early snowfall has damaged standing harvest of apple in north and south Kashmir. The snow uprooted the fruit-laden trees. Orchardists have appealed to the government to assess the damage in the Valley and “recommend compensation”.“The snow in the Valley looks beautiful as it heralds the arrival of winter but spare a thought for the horticulturalists. Part of the Apple crop is still on the trees, a large part is on the ground waiting sorting and packing and the trees still have leaves,” wrote National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah.last_img read more

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Stats don’t lie: Manny Pacquiao dominates Adrien Broner in punches

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem The numbers showed that Pacquiao landed 112 of his 568 punches while Broner, who backpedaled and defended for most of the fight, connected on 50 while throwing a total of 295.Pacquiao’s power punches stat line of 82-of-197 dwarfs Broner’s 39-of-180 in the same category and the American’s total punches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Filipino icon earned the nod of all three judges. Dave Moretti had it 117-11 while Glenn Feldman and Tim Cheatham both scored it 116-112.Broner argued that Pacquiao “was missing” and that he had more clean hits. Well, numbers don’t think so. ‘Aggressive but careful’ Manny Pacquiao cruises to victory Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manny Pacquiao, right, hits Adrien Broner during their WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner may have felt he won a lopsided fight and oppose the judges’ ruling, but he can’t ever argue with numbers.Punch stats showed that Manny Pacquiao dominated in every category making Broner a human punching bag during their fight for the WBA World welterweight title at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:19Boxing’s 40-year-old Pacquiao counts on experience in Thurman fight01:40Keith Thurman says it’s ‘game over’ for Manny Pacquiao02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Deontay Wilder KOs Dominic Breazeale in 1st round to defend heavyweight belt

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first_imgDeontay Wilder, right, knocks down Dominic Breazeale during the first round of the WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 18, 2019, in New York. Wilder won in the first round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Deontay Wilder believes they are coming, the mega matchup with Anthony Joshua and the rematch with Tyson Fury.Until then, he moved onto some business with Dominic Breazeale.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew He looked like a picture of peace as he carried his young daughter into the arena about three hours earlier, but was back to making his case as boxing’s baddest man once the fighting started.In the other title fight on the card, Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KOs) defended his piece of the featherweight title when the referee stopped his bout with Kiko Martinez (39-9-2) late in the fifth round on the advice of the ringside doctor because of a bad cut over the challenger’s left eye.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Warriors rout Blazers for 3-0 lead in West finals Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too An immediate rematch was expected before Fury surprisingly went another route.“I understand what Tyson Fury did. When you get dropped on the canvas like that, I understand you have to get yourself back together,” Wilder said. “But the rematch will happen, like all these other fights will happen. The great thing is all these fights are in discussion. The big fights will happen.”And Wilder won’t need any more pounds as long as he still has one of the most feared right hands in boxing.Breazeale had downplayed Wilder’s power, saying heavyweights are supposed to hit hard. But he should certainly be a believer now.He was challenging for a heavyweight title for the second time, having been stopped by Joshua in the seventh round three years ago in Britain. He said he had learned and grown from that fight, but there’s nothing that could have prepared him for what faced in landing just two punches before 13,181 fans in Brooklyn.“This was a situation where he landed the big right hand before I did,” Breazeale said. “I thought I was going to come on in the later rounds. I’ll be back and go for the heavyweight title again.”Wilder and Joshua was the fight just about everyone in boxing would prefer to see, but so far it’s been all talk without seriously moving close to action.Joshua will be making his U.S. debut at nearby Madison Square Garden on June 1, so perhaps they could try again afterward to negotiate a bout.Wilder easily put aside the letdown of not fighting Joshua or Fury again because of his anger toward Breazeale over an altercation involving family members at an Alabama hotel in 2017. He went as far as to tout his ability to kill a man in the ring, remarks for which WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said would be addressed by the organization in a hearing.Wilder was coming off tough tests in his last two bouts, getting rocked by Luis Ortiz in their March 2018 fight in this arena before stopping the Cuban in the 10th round, and needing a knockdown in the final round to secure the draw with Fury. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ “When I hit him with the right hand the first time, his body language changed,” Wilder said.And with the last one, Breazeale’s body language crumpled.Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) was coming off his draw against Fury in December, the first fight of his pro career that wasn’t a victory. He wanted a rematch with Fury or a unification match with fellow champion Joshua, but settled for a mandatory defense of his WBC title when those couldn’t be made.He ended it quickly, finishing off Breazeale (20-2) after being pushed hard in each of his last two fights.Wilder weighed in at a little more than 223 pounds, a gain from the 209 he was at for the Fury fight, but still well below the 245 he set as a goal after feeling he was too small in that bout, in which he dropped Fury with a huge combination in the 12th round but had to settle for the draw when the challenger was able to get up and finish the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess He took care of it quickly and emphatically.Wilder got back into the win column Saturday night, knocking out Breazeale with an overpowering right hand in the first round to defend his heavyweight title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“There’s been a lot of animosity and a lot of words that were said and it just came out of me tonight,” Wilder said.Wilder hurt Breazeale with a right to the head early in their fight at Barclays Center, but the challenger had recovered from that early onslaught. But there was no coming back from the right later in the round that immediately dropped Breazeale, who was trying to get up as referee Harvey Dock counted him out at 2:17 of the round. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

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