Khattar likely to expand Cabinet within two days

first_imgHaryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to expand his Cabinet within the next two days, 15 days after the BJP-Jannayak Janta Party coalition government was formed.The names of Ministers have been finalised after a meeting held in New Delhi between Mr. Khattar and BJP national president Amit Shah along with other senior leaders. The Cabinet is expected to be expanded by November 13, a party source told The Hindu.Mr. Khattar was sworn in as the Chief Minister for the second time on October 27, while JJP’s Dushyant Chautala took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister. However, no other Minister took oath.Striking a balance among various castes, communities and regions, which plays a key role in the State politics, besides the JJP’s bargaining for crucial portfolios such as Home and Finance are reported to be the reasons behind the delay in the expansion.The front-runners for the ministerial post from the BJP includes former Health Minister Anil Vij, former Speaker Kanwar Pal Gujjar and former Minister Banwari Lal. The names of Kamal Gupta, Subhash Sudha, Seema Trikha, Mahaipal Dhanda, Deepak Mangla and Ghanshyam Saraf are also doing rounds.From the JJP, Ram Kumar Gautam, Anoop Dhanak and Ishwar Singh are among the probables. Independent MLAs Ranjit Chautala and Balraj Kundu, who won after being denied a BJP ticket, are prominent among those in the race.The BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 40 seats in the Assembly polls but it fell short of six seats to form the government on its own. The BJP and the JJP, which won 10 seats, formed the alliance government.last_img read more

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Chennai celebrates Holi

first_imgChennai, Mar 24 (PTI) Holi was celebrated in certain pockets of the city with usual fervour.The festival of colours was celebrated in Hindi-speaking areas here like Sowcarpet, where revellers splashed coloured powder and liquids at each other and made merry. Sporting a hue of colours on themselves, those celebrating the festival exchanged greetings. PTI SA APR DBS KKlast_img

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Minister offers to play peacemaker in Lee-Hesh war

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said he will try to sort out the differences between Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes if he gets a chance to meet the feuding tennis stars. Bhupathi and Paes were engaged in an ugly public spat during the recently-concluded Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan. Paes had accused Bhupathi of being disrespectful towards him by not telling him that he would not be in the playing squad for the tie, while Bhupathi had asserted that he never promised a certain spot to Paes. “I think it is captains prerogative how he selects the team. But as far as the spat between the two players, I will meet the players and if there are any differences, I will try to sort them,” Goel told reporters. Asked if the acrimonious episode had take the sheen off the 4-1 win over Uzbekistan, Goel said: “I dont think so but I would want to meet them and know why there is this public view that there is some difference somewhere between the two and I would try to sort it. “But as far as the sport is concerned, I dont think I should interfere because it is the decision of the captain to do what he feels is good for the game.” Goel said India will sign a sports partnership deal with Australia tomorrow. “I will meet the Australian PM tomorrow and sign the India-Australia sports partnership under which there will be exchange of coaches. “We will tie up with Canberra and Victoria university and take their help for the National Sports University that we are constructing at Manipur. So there will be an exchange of technical knowhow,” Goel said. Former India tennis player Vijay Amritraj today called on the Sports Minister to discuss the roadmap for development of tennis in the country. “I have been meeting a lot of former players after Rio Olympics to understand their views and seek their help in the development of sports. So I met Vijay Amritraj, he is a great tennis player and we discussed how can we help tennis grow in the country,” he said. PTI ATK BS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli no longer leading run-scorer in IPL, Suresh Raina takes the lead

first_imgIndian Premier League veteran and Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina on Friday became the leading run-getter in the tournament history during his unbeaten 68 off 51 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajkot.Raina, eyeing a comeback into the Indian team, surpassed Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, who achieved the feat last year during his record-breaking 973-run season. (FOLLOW LATEST NEWS)The 30-year-old left-handed batsman has played 148 matches and now has 4166 runs. Raina also has 29 fifties and one century to his name.Kohli, on the other hand, is set to miss a few matches for RCB following his shoulder injury which has bee advised a two weeks rest to recover from the injury. (Also read: IPL 2017: Raina rues absence of Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo after shattering loss to Kolkata Knight Riders)Kohli, who will play the catch-up game after his comeback, wants to be 120 percent fit before making a return to the field.”It’s the first time I missed a game for RCB in eight or nine years. It was in the first year when I missed a few matches. It feels weird. It’s not an easy thing to not take the field. But I do not want to take any chances with the Champions Trophy coming up. I want to take the field only whenever I am 120 per cent fit,” Kohli said. (Also read: IPL 2017: Virat Kohli keeps my passion for cricket alive, says AB de Villiers)Other statistical highlights from Gujarat Lions vs Kolkata Knight Riders match:4166 – Suresh Raina’s run-aggregate in IPL – highest for any batsman. He went past Virat Kohli’s tally of 4110 runs.advertisement184 – Kolkata Knight Riders’ total – highest successful chase by any side in T20 cricket without losing a wicket. The previous record was 171/0 by Perth Scorchers against Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne in 2015.184 – The runs added by Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn – the highest first wicket partnership in IPL, beating the 167-run partnership between Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors at Bangalore in 2013.73 – Runs scored by Kolkata Knight Riders in the first six overs – most they have ever made in the powerplay overs in IPL. The previous record was 67/0 against Pune Warriors at Kolkata in 2012.32 – Number of fifties scored by Gautam Gambhir in IPL. With today’s effort Gambhir has equalled David Warner’s record of most fifties in IPL.19 – Number of balls taken by Chris Lynn to reach his fifty – the joint-second fastest by any batsman for Kolkata Knight Riders. Only Yusuf Pathan has scored a faster fifty (off 15 balls), while Andre Russell also scored a 19-ball fifty.12.40 – Kolkata Knight Riders’ run-rate – the third highest in all IPL matches for a side chasing a victory target of 150 or more.2 – Number of captains to aggregate 3000 runs in IPL. Gautam Gambhir emulated MS Dhoni in doing so.ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

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Death Valley

first_imgUntil the video claiming credit for killing the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on February 14 afternoon popped up on social media, Adil Ahmad Dar’s family believed their son was a C-category militant. They privately hoped the boy would surrender and serve jail time like his cousin Tauseef,Until the video claiming credit for killing the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on February 14 afternoon popped up on social media, Adil Ahmad Dar’s family believed their son was a C-category militant. They privately hoped the boy would surrender and serve jail time like his cousin Tauseef Ahmad. There was disbelief and shock in Gundibagh, the family’s village in the southern Pulwama district, when the news came out. Almost everyone who knew the 19-year-old before he dropped out of Class 12 to sign up with the Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Afzal Guru squad (a homegrown Kashmiri cadre) a year ago, remembers him as “shy and quiet”. On the rare occasion when he would open up, his friends say, it was always about cricket. Unusual in these troubled times in the Valley, but Dar was a big fan of the Indian cricket team. M.S. Dhoni was his idol.But something changed for him (as it did for the Valley) after the killing of the ‘charismatic’ Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in the summer of 2016. A gunshot injury to his leg during the month-long agitation after Wani’s death and his reported humiliation at the hands of the SOG (Special Operations Group) may have also played a part. “The SOG made Adil rub his nose on the ground as a school student in 2016. It always haunted him,” says uncle Abdul Rashid Dar, whose two sons had also turned militants. One is dead now, the other has given up arms. Whatever the truth, 11 months after he joined the JeM, Dar’s transformation was radical-from a helpful youngster supplementing the family income as best as he could to the deadly suicide bomber the like of whom India has never seen.advertisementOn the day, Dar (‘Waqas Commando’ to his cohorts in the Jaish), drove a Maruti Eeco van packed with explosives into a bus carrying CRPF personnel at Lethpora on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The target was part of an unusually large, 78-vehicle convoy, transporting a total of 2,547 paramilitary personnel, many of them returning from leave. Dar had evidently reconnoitred this particular stretch of NH-44 in some detail, and perhaps even made a number of dry runs. The spot, an isolated, steeply curving section where heavy vehicles are forced to slow down, was chosen so as to inflict maximum damage. And the impact was devastating: the 45-seater CRPF bus was atomised, with the remains of the troopers inside scattered over 200 metres. Five others, from the vehicles closest to the target bus, are struggling for life in the army’s base hospital in Srinagar. Since early January, terror groups have carried out a series of grenade attacks on security force (SF) establishments and checkpoints, both in Srinagar and south Kashmir. This had led to a heightened vigil along the Jawahar tunnel-Srinagar section of the national highway. But senior officers admit that complacency had also crept in after the “success” of Operation All Out, launched in early 2017, in the wake of the turmoil after Wani’s killing. More than 600 militants were eliminated, they say, including many local ‘commanders’.Dar acknowledged this in the 10-minute video put out by the JeM minutes after the young Kashmiri blew himself up. “Don’t be under the ass­umption that killing a few of our commanders will end us. We will become your nightmare,” he says, posing with an M4 carbine in front of a JeM flag.There’s a disconcerting aspect to Dar’s decision to offer himself for a suicide-bombing mission. Up until now, though the Jaish has resorted to some seven VBIED (vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) bombings in the Valley, this is only the second instance when a local Kashmiri was used as a ‘bomb’. Before this, the outfit used Ashfaq Shah, a 17-year-old student from downtown Srinagar, to blow up an explosive-laden Maruti car at the entry gates of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps headquarters in Badamibagh in April 2000. In his ‘suicide’ video, Dar lauded Shah. In a spiralling cycle of attacks the year it was founded by Masood Azhar, the JeM hit the Srinagar Cantonment a second time on December 25, 2000, when 24-year-old Birmingham (UK) resident Mohammad Bilal blew himself up in another bomb-laden Maruti car. Eleven people, including five army soldiers, were killed in the explosion. But Azhar’s growing audacity, particularly the October 1, 2001, car bomb attack on the Jammu & Kashmir assembly, which resulted in the death of 38 people, and the Parliament attack in Delhi on December 13 the same year, led to the Pervez Musharraf-led Pakistani establishment distancing itself from the terror outfit. In fact, the outrage in the Valley over the assembly bombing even prompted the Pakistan foreign office to condemn the attack as an act of “terrorism”.advertisementThings only started easing off in 2003. For a while, the JeM also lost the backing of Pakistan’s security establishment after it carried out two assassination attempts on Musharraf. Proscribed in Pakistan, the group saw further reverses that year when the BSF gunned down its Valley chief Shahbaz Khan aka Gazi Baba in Srinagar’s Waniyar area. Without the ISI’s support, the JeM lost its legs in Kashmir. Helped by active intelligence, the Indian security forces succeeded in wiping out most of its cadre within two years of Gazi’s killing.Intelligence officials link the JeM’s revival in Kashmir to the infiltration of two groups a month after Wani’s killing in July 2016. Since then, the outfit has pulled off some of its most audacious strikes, including the Pathankot air base attack in January 2016 and the deadly strike on the brigade headquarters in Uri. Security officials see the JeM’s stepped-up operations as an ISI-directed attempt to give the Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) a breather. Both outfits suffered huge casualties in Operation All Out.In 2017, the JeM returned to centre stage in the Valley with a series of spectacular strikes orchestrated by new commander Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noor Trali, a local Kashmiri who successfully recruited several other locals. Among them were Fardeen Mohiuddin, 16, and Manzoor Baba, 21, who were part of the fidayeen attack on a CRPF camp (December 31, 2017), not far from the site of the February 14 bomb attack.But even as the JeM re-established itself in the Valley, it lost a number of its top leaders. Tantray was slain in December 2017 as was his successor Mufti Waqas, a Pakistani terrorist who carried out the February 2018 attack on the Sunjuwan army camp in Jammu. Waqas was taken out in March 2018. Others killed by the SFs include two of Azhar’s own nephews-Talha Rashid and Usman Ibrahim-both trained snipers. Security experts say by sending his own kin to be ‘martyred’ in the Valley, Azhar has signalled that he has no plans to back down.Officials believe it is part of the legend used to motivate Kashmiri youngsters like Adil Dar. In fact, the JeM’s online weekly, Alqalam, keeps reminding the Valley’s youth of Afzal Guru’s ‘mission’ and the others who followed him.The JeM’s latest push started towards the end of last year with the arrival of Ghazi Abdul Rashid Afghani, a trusted aide of Azhar and a battle-hardened veteran from the Tali­ban trenches in Afghanistan. Said to be in his late 30s, intel reports say Ghazi infiltrated across the Pir Panjal in Jammu with two others. Police say he’s since been joined by nine others, all trained and highly-motivated fighters.The group is said to have been involved in the firefight that happened three days after the suicide blast at Pulwama’s Pinglina, about 12 km from the site. Four army soldiers, including a major and a J&K policeman were killed in the shootout. A brigadier, Harbir Singh, and south Kashmir’s DIG of police, Amit Kumar, were among the nine injured. Army sources described it as one of the “toughest encounters” since Operation All Out was launched in 2017. Three militants, including top Jaish commanders Rashid and Ubaid, and a local militant Hilal Ahmad Naik, were killed. Media reports initially said that Ghazi was also killed but senior intelligence sources have confirmed that this is not true. The JeM has gone incommunicado since the international outrage over the Pulwama blast.advertisementWorryingly, the little that is known about Ghazi points to a change in the JeM’s tactics. An expert bomb-maker, he’s said to be averse to directly engaging with the SFs until absolutely necessary. Since his arrival, he has also stopped the practice of posting photographs of new JeM recruits on social media. Started by Wani in 2014, this helped groups like the Hizb attr­act new cadre, but it also helped police track them down more quickly.But perhaps to demonstrate his own ‘fearlessness’, the JeM has posted Ghazi’s pictures, including one of him sporting a baseball cap over shoulder length hair and beard. The caption alongside promises that 2019 will be India’s “deadliest” year yet. J&K police officials are aware of the escalated threat. “People like him have the capability to plan and execute attacks as well as motivate and train locals,” says a senior police officer.The Pulwama bombing triggered a host of tactical changes by the security forces, including the halting of all civilian traffic during convoy movements; increased security checks and rummaging of random vehicles; and intensified night time cordon and search operations (CASO), particularly in Pulwama district. Predictably, it has led to greater resentment against the security forces, with many residents, particularly the youth, even hailing Dar for his ‘sacrifice’. Significantly, both the Hizb and Lashkar, which comprise the majority of the active militants in the Valley, have been characteristically reticent on the subject of suicide bombings, including the Pulwama incident.First introduced by the Hezbollah in Lebanon in the 1980s, the tactic was soon adopted by Hamas in Palestine, after Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian theologian, condoned its use in the conflict with Israel. In the late 1980s, however, the issue drove a wedge within Al Qaeda, with founding member Abdullah Azzam disagreeing with Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri on the use of suicide bombing as a weapon of jihad.This was precisely why the LeT, founded by Azzam, Hafiz Saeed and Zafar Iqbal in Afghanistan in 1987, continues to shun suicide bombings. Thirteen years later, finding little success in its campaign in Kashmir, the outfit convened a three-day shoora in Pakistan’s Punjab province, where Saeed and other religious scholars restated their disapproval. That said, the LeT, the acknowledged biggest and most active jihadist outfit in South Asia, continues to send out fidayeen fighters.Adil Dar’s decision to then choose what was hitherto abhorred as an un-Islamic death, police officers say, could lead to a turn for the worse. “You have to understand the situation now. Kashmir has become a breeding ground…the youth want retribution for everything that has happened in the past 30 years. They want to bleed,” was one senior police officer’s ominous assessment.If there is one thing the events of the past two years prove decisively, it is that the Narendra Modi government’s muscular approach in Kashmir has failed miserably. The promised engagement with “all stakeholders” is still a way off, and the Indian army’s Operation All Out, which despite felling over 600 ‘militants’ across the bruised Kashmiri hinterland, is clearly unable to extinguish the insurgent threat.Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief A.S. Dulat says a dialogue with Kashmir and Pakistan is the only way out of the current conundrum. Widely acknowledged as then PM A.B. Vajpayee’s point man for Kashmir during NDA-I, he’s shy about spelling out what needs to be done given the present climate of belligerent political rhetoric in India. But he points to former J&K CMs Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti: “If two Kashmiri leaders are saying the same thing in different words [calling for a dialogue with Pakistan], then somebody should takelast_img read more

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Natalia Kills CoHosts Hamptons Summer Soiree 
Charity Benefit

first_imgThis past weekend in Southampton, LookToTheStars.org gained exclusive access to New York’s elite as they gathered for the 1st annual Ivy Connect Hamptons Summer Soiree, benefiting Building Blocks For Change and co-hosted by Natalia Kills and sponsored by Cadillac.Natalia Kills At Ivy Connect Hamptons Summer SoireeBritish recording artist, producer, fashion designer, actress and director Natalia Kills co-hosted the evening with IvyConnect at a private estate set atop a sandy hill, giving you unobstructed views of the dark country sky. 28-year-old Natalia Kills, a self proclaimed perfectionist, has been an active member of English pop-culture since 1995, having started out in the industry at the young age of 9 years old.Drinks and hors d’oeuvres were served as the DJ spun near the pool, as members mingled, danced and had the opportunity to check out the new Cadillac ATS that was up for grabs.Cadillac Goes Under The HammerCadillac, the leader of luxury automotive manufactures since 1902, offered a chance for a lucky attendee to drive off with a new Cadillac through a contest on Twitter and Instagram. Attendees posted pictures and Tweets with the hashtags #IvyHamptons, #CadillacATS and #WellPlayed for a chance to win.IvyConnect, a private, members only club, is one of the world’s fastest growing social networks that unites innovative entrepreneurs, artists and professionals throughout major cities like New York and Washington, DC.Building Blocks For Change is an organization dedicated to developing sustainable infrastructure that leads to better education, greater global connections and creates an increased quality of life.For more information on Building Blocks For Change please check out: www.BuildingBlocksForChange.org.For more information about IvyConnect please check out: www.Ivy.com.For more information about Natalia Kills please check out: www.NataliaKills.com. Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

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Wider changes in region make it crucial to resume IsraeliPalestinian talks –

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have been stalled since late September following Israel’s refusal to extend a 10-month freeze on settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory. That decision prompted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw from direct talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which had only resumed a few weeks earlier after a two-year hiatus.“The current lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is a source of great concern,” Mr. Ban said in a message to the UN International Meeting in Support of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, which opened today in Brussels.“Less than three months remain until the September target date that had been set last year for reaching an agreement on permanent status issues and for completing the Palestinian Authority’s two-year state-building programme.  “With historic popular protest and political change taking place throughout the region, it is critical for Palestinians and Israel to re-engage in serious negotiations,” Mr. Ban said in the message, delivered on his behalf by Maxwell Gaylard, Deputy UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory.From Tunisia and Egypt to Bahrain and Yemen, a wave of popular protests has arisen across the Middle East and North Africa since the start of this year in a bid to bring about democratic reforms and greater fundamental freedoms. The uprisings have already toppled the long-standing regimes in Tunisia and Egypt and led to ongoing conflict in Libya. The Secretary-General noted that the two-State solution is in the best interest of both parties, and embodies their legitimate aspirations. “The Palestinians have the right to establish a sovereign, independent and viable State of their own. Israel has the right to live in peace and security within internationally recognized and secure borders,” he stated. “To achieve this and to overcome the current stalemate, it is important to avoid steps that might damage trust,” he added, appealing to the parties to return to negotiations without preconditions and without delay. The two-day meeting in the Belgian capital, organized by the General Assembly’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, aims at contributing to efforts at achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians by looking at the role of Europe in advancing a two-State solution. It will take stock of 20 years of European efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, as well as consider current political initiatives endorsed by the European Union, among other issues. “As a key member of the Quartet [the diplomatic grouping that advocates a two-State solution and comprises the UN, EU, Russia and the United States], the European Union must make its voice heard more clearly on the question of Palestine,” said Committee Chairman Abdou Salam Diallo, as he opened the meeting. “As the efforts of Palestine to obtain diplomatic recognition are gaining ground, we encourage the European countries which have not yet done so to recognize Palestine and its 1967 borders,” he added.“Those who think that the recognition of the State of Palestine by the United Nations General Assembly would ‘delegitimize’ Israel, or deal a mortal blow to the peace process, should be reminded that such recognition is already included in the Quartet’s Road Map and has been endorsed by all the parties concerned, including Israel,” stated Mr. Diallo.Stressing that the time has come for a change of direction, the Chairman appealed on behalf of the Committee for the EU to make greater efforts to lay the foundation for a just and sustainable peace in the Middle East.“The European Union has the historical legitimacy, the practical ability and the moral resources to succeed in this challenge.” 28 June 2011Citing the developments taking place in the wider Middle East, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the need for Israel and the Palestinians to urgently resume negotiations towards a two-State solution to their conflict. read more

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Maple Leaf Foods looks to raise prices for prepared meats to offset

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI) says it will look to raise prices in the third quarter to offset rising raw material costs in its prepared meats business.The company says margins narrowed in its prepared meats business, partially offsetting other favourable market conditions as it reported higher second-quarter profits.It says it earned $37.3 million in its latest quarter, up from $31.4 million a year ago.The profit amounted to 28 cents per diluted share compared with 23 cents per diluted share a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Maple Leaf says it earned 41 cents per share, up from 32 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Sales for the three months ended June 30 totalled nearly $925.9 million, up from $854.6 million. read more

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Timeline How the cyberattack on Equifax unfolded and the fall out that

VANCOUVER — Months after hackers gained access to the personal data of millions of American, Canadian and U.K consumers through Equifax’s website, the company disclosed the massive cyberattack to the public.It now faces multiple investigations and lawsuits in Canada and south of the border, while its shares have fallen more than 30 per cent in less than two weeks.Here is a look at how one of the largest cyber attacks in history unfolded and the fall out that followed:— — — —Early March: The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team detects and discloses a vulnerability in Apache Struts, a widely-used web-application software product.— — — —May 13 to July 30: Hackers have unauthorized access to Equifax Inc.’s files.The company later says the hackers gained access through the vulnerability in Apache Struts, which supports Equifax’s online dispute portal web application.— — — —July 29: Equifax’s security team observes suspicious network traffic on a U.S. online dispute portal web application. The company’s security team blocks the identified suspicious traffic.The company says in later communication that it “acted immediately to stop the intrusion.”— — — —July 30: The same team observes more suspicious activity and the company takes the affected web application offline.— — — —Aug. 2: Equifax contacts cybersecurity firm Mandiant, which spends several weeks conducting a forensic review.— — — —Sept. 7: Equifax publicly discloses the cyberattack for the first time, saying it may have compromised the personal data of up to 143 million Americans. The company adds an unspecified number of U.K and Canadian consumers also may have been impacted.On a website for affected U.S. consumers, Equifax explains that the complex and time-consuming investigation is behind the delay between its discovery of the breach and disclosing it.“As soon as we had enough information to begin notification, we took appropriate steps to do so,” the company says.— — — —Sept. 12: An Ontario resident files a proposed class action in the province, seeking $550 million in damages from Equifax, according to Toronto-based law firm Sotos LLP. It is one of at least two proposed class action lawsuits filed in Canada against the credit monitoring company.— — — —Sept. 14: The Federal Trade Commission says it is opening an investigation into the hack.The chairmen of two congressional committees say in a letter to Equifax CEO Richard Smith that they are investigating the breach and ask for a slew of documents and a company briefing by Sept. 28.— — — —Sept. 15: The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada launches investigation into the breach.Equifax says fewer than 400,000 U.K. consumers had some of their personal information compromised, but it was more limited in scope and unlikely to lead to identity theft.The company says its chief information officer and chief security officer are retiring. Both are replaced with internal employees on an interim basis effective immediately.— — — —Sept. 19: Equifax says about 100,000 Canadian consumers may have had their personal information and credit card details compromised in the cyber attack. The breached data may have included names, addresses, social insurance numbers and, in limited cases, credit card numbers.Later that day, Equifax revealed that it also had a security breach earlier this year that involved a different part of the company than the one accessed in the larger hack.The breach involved TALX, which is Equifax’s human resources and payroll service. The company said there’s no evidence that the TALX breach, which happened between March and April this year, and the wider breach are related.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. read more

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North Korea seeks release of two Koreans detained in Sri Lanka

Policy watchers said the North Koreans carried the cash in an apparent bid to evade surveillance amid the rising sanctions against Pyongyang.North Korea conducted what it claimed to be a successful test of an H-bomb on Jan. 6. Earlier in February, the North also launched a rocket carrying the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite, which was viewed by many as a cover for testing its intercontinental ballistic missile technology. Such provocations resulted in tougher sanctions by the global community.Policy watchers estimated there are some 50,000 to 60,000 North Korean workers in around 50 countries including China and Russia dispatched to earn foreign currency for Pyongyang. (Colombo Gazette) The sources, however, said the Sri Lankan authorities are still mulling over the punishment as the two North Koreans were only transferring flights. According to the sources, two North Koreans, who departed from Oman to China, were arrested on Monday in a Colombo-based airport while transferring to another flight. Under Sri Lankan law, any cash amounting to more than $10,000 can be confiscated if the carriers fail to make a proper report to the authorities. The India-based North Korean embassy has requested for the release of the two North Koreans detained in Sri Lanka, the Yonhap news agency reported.The two North Koreans had been detained in Sri Lanka after carrying US$150,000 in cash, Yonhap reported. The detained North Koreans said the cash were the wages earned by themselves as well as other co-workers at construction sites in Oman.India-based North Korean embassy also requested for the release of the two as well as the confiscated cash. read more

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PCoI on SriLankan Mihin Lanka to be appointed next week

A Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corrupt practices at SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka is to be appointed next week, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.The President said this at a political rally of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) held in Matale today. Sirisena said that once the Presidential commission is appointed the names of corrupt politicians and officials will be exposed.He said that the country could never develop owing to the activities of corrupt officials. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Body found in Leicester Square London

first_imgPOLICE SEARCHING FOR a missing 18-year-old from Galway have found a body.A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that there had been no identification made, but that efforts were ongoing.The body was discovered at around 7.50pm this evening, in an enclosed area in the vicinity of Burger King and the Zoo Bar off Leicester Square. Enquiries are underway to establish the identity of the deceased. Patrick Halpin had been missing since Tuesday, having left the Zoo nightclub.His family had flown to London this afternoon to join the search for the missing DCU student.He had been in the English capital on a college trip.Read: Patrick Halpin still missing after police ‘mix-up’ reported that he had been foundlast_img read more

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Shell va devoir débourser un milliard pour nettoyer le Delta du Niger

first_imgShell va devoir débourser un milliard pour nettoyer le Delta du NigerSelon un rapport d’Amnesty International publié aujourd’hui, la société Shell doit s’engager à verser un milliard de dollars pour commencer à nettoyer le Delta du Niger. La région de l’Ogoniland a en effet été victime en 2008 de deux fuites de pétrole catastrophiques de l’Oléoduc Trans-Niger, propriété de Shell.Amnesty International et le Centre pour l’Environnement, les droits de l’Homme et le développement (CEHRD) demandent conjointement au groupe anglo-néerlandais Shell de verser immédiatement un milliard de dollars en vue de réparer les dommages causés par deux défaillances dans l’oléoduc Trans-Niger, à l’origine des fuites sur plusieurs mois en 2008. Un financement additionnel ultérieur est également prévu.À lire aussiLa Méditerranée est officiellement la mer la plus polluée par le plastiqueAprès avoir tenté pendant plusieurs années d’obtenir une somme compensatoire et un nettoyage adapté, la communauté Bodo, qui compte 69.000 personnes, a lancé une procédure devant les tribunaux britanniques. Il aura fallu attendre août dernier pour que Shell reconnaisse sa responsabilité dans les déversements de pétrole qui ont détruit la vie de la communauté de pêcheurs de Bodo, dans l’Ogoniland.”L’incapacité de Shell à stopper rapidement et à nettoyer les déversements de pétrole de Bodo a ruiné la vie de dizaines de milliers de personnes”, a déclaré Aster van Kregten, chercheuse d’Amnesty pour le Nigeria. “Il est temps que cette société qui vaut plusieurs milliards de dollars assume sa responsabilité, nettoie et passe à la caisse”. D’autant que, fin octobre, le groupe annonçait un doublement de son bénéfice net à près de sept milliards de dollars.Selon la société, elle est “déjà en train d’appliquer beaucoup des recommandations du rapport” d’Amnesty International, rapporte Sciences et Avenir. La compagnie indique qu’elle versera des “dédommagements adéquats dont le montant est actuellement l’objet de procédures légales au Royaume Uni”. Shell continue à attribuer la lenteur du nettoyage à des problèmes de sécurité, y compris de “sabotage et de vol de pétrole”. Une allégation contestée par Amnesty.Le 10 novembre 2011 à 13:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Vimeo et PlayJam désormais sur WD TV

first_imgVimeo et PlayJam désormais sur WD TVLes lecteurs multimédias Western Digital WD TV Live permettent désormais d’accéder aux plateformes de Vimeo et PlayJam si vous possédez une TV connectée.Ces boitiers multimédias donnent la possibilité de voir vos films, vos séries, vos concerts préférés en streaming via différents services accessibles via votre connexion internet. Western Digital venait déjà de rentrer Spotify (logiciel de streaming musical) dans son catalogue le mois dernier. C’est désormais au tour de Vimeo et PlayJam. Le premier est un service de partage de vidéo entre utilisateurs et le second un portail de jeux vidéo. Ce dernier vous permettra de télécharger un jeu et d’y jouer en attendant, par exemple, le chargement de votre film en streaming. Les lecteurs multimédias WD TV Live sont disponibles dans le commerce aux alentours de 99 euros, donc n’hésitez plus à relier votre TV à internet!Le 20 novembre 2011 à 12:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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49 WWE Results Dublin Ireland Reigns vs Show

first_img Videos Articles Facebook Xavier Woods Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Triple H Pinterest Twitter Impact Wrestling leaving channel 5Spike in the UK, New deal with 5STAR announced Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar 4/9 WWE Results: Dublin, Ireland1. Finn Balor def. Neville. Sheamus ran in and laid out both men afterwards.2. WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Tyson Kidd w/Natalya def. The New Day w/Xavier Woods3. Jimmy Uso def. Fandango w/Rosa Mendes4. R-Truth def. Xavier Woods w/The New Day5. WWE Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler & Erick Rowan def. Bad News Barrett, Sheamus & Bray Wyatt6. Natalya, Rosa Mendes & Emma def. Cameron, Summer Rae & Alicia Fox7. Damien Mizdow def. The Miz8. Roman Reigns def. The Big Show in a Dublin Street Fight.Source: @DarraghWV on Twitter Videos Articles Google+ Dean Ambrose to appear at Cauliflower Alley Club reunion after his WWE contract expires Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Tampa Bay to host WrestleMania 36 at Raymond James Stadium in April 2020 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The Miz Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reignslast_img read more

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Police search for woman suspected in multiple thefts

first_imgPolice are searching for a woman suspected of committing a theft at a day care center, passing forged checks and making fraudulent bank withdrawals.The theft at the day care center occurred during a drop off on April 9 in the West Linn, Ore., area, according to the West Linn Police Department. Police say they want to speak with a woman who was seen using stolen identification to pass forged checks in Vancouver and Happy Valley, Ore. The woman may be wearing a wig and was driving a Mitsubishi SUV, according to the police department.She also used stolen credit cards to make two fraudulent withdrawals from two different OnPoint Credit Unions in Oregon, according to the Vancouver Police Department.Anyone with information about the woman can contact Vancouver Police Service Technician Camille Grima at camille.grima@cityofvancouver.us or West Linn Police Officer John Huntsman at jhuntsman@westlinnoregon.gov.Four vehicles parked at day cares in Vancouver and Camas had their windows smashed in the first two weeks of April, according to Vancouver police.last_img read more

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PNP has back its home

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Related Items:carlos simons, headquarters, pnp, premimer rufus ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Feb 2016 – A move in the Civil Recovery process led to a Supreme Court ruling in 2013 which saw the governing Progressive National Party’s headquarters confiscated by Government.It was a most peculiar scenario and one which led to the PNP Administration asking for the former AG to be removed.Today the limbo ends as PTV carried the Premier and PNP Party leader, Rufus Ewing just moments ago announcing that they’ve got their building; on airport road in Provo back.It is an important victory for the PNP as the country nears a general election.At the time of the judgement, it was said the PNP did not legally exist and so the party could not sue or be sued.Party Deputy Leader, Carlos Simons, QC defended the case and was reportedly calling on Huw Shepherd (AG)to withdraw the unnecessary proceedings.Simons believed the move was engineered to embarrass the PNP and told the TC Weekly news in 2013 that the accusations of trespassing and no proper title are false.We wait now to hear more on the reported announcement.last_img read more

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1 dead after plane crashes into home near San Francisco

first_imgMOSS BEACH, Calif. (WSVN) — One person is dead after a small plane crashed into a home near San Francisco, Friday morning, authorities said.According to San Mateo County Fire, they received a call about the crash in Moss Beach, not far from the Half Moon Bay Airport, just after 11:15 a.m.Officials said the aircraft also hit a truck in front of the house, located at the edge of a residential neighborhood near the airport.One person was reportedly injured, but authorities later said that victim perished.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this breaking story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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