TIME hits out at Trumps border separation policy with cover photo

first_imgTIME hits out at Trump’s border separation policy with cover photo It comes after the US President questioned if he would be on the cover of Time magazine after the North Korea summit last week. The Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy for undocumented immigrants calls for the separation of parents and children while their cases for political asylum are adjudicated, a process that can take months — or years.“As a father myself, this photograph was especially difficult for me to take. It is one from a series yesterday while I was on a ride-along with the Border Patrol in Texas’ Río Grande.” 107 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4083974 The image was taken by Getty Images photographer John Moore. He described on Instagram how the two-year-old Honduran girl and her mother were taken into custody near the US-Mexico border. By Cliodhna Russell TIME’s new cover: A reckoning after Trump’s border separation policy: What kind of country are we? https://t.co/U4Uf8bffoR pic.twitter.com/sBCMdHuPGc— TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2018 Yesterday, Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border, reversing the tough policy after coming under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community.The spectacular about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were stripped from their parents and adult relatives after illegally crossing the border since 5 May.Since children cannot be sent to the facilities where their parents are held, they are separated from them and placed in tent camps and other facilities, with no way to contact their relatives.Despite yesterday’s order, there is no plan in place to reunite the thousands of children already separated from their families, according to multiple US media reports citing officials from the Health and Human Services Department (HHS).Last week Trump questioned if he would be on the cover of Time magazine after the North Korea summit in Singapore.At the summit, he asked TIME reporter Brian Bennett, “Am I on the cover again this week?”Bennett replied, “It’s entirely possible.”Additional reporting from AFP 40,495 Views center_img Share200 Tweet Email1 TIME MAGAZINE’S COVER has hit out at Trump’s border separation policy by putting a photo of the US President looking down at a crying migrant child.The photograph of the two-year-old girl went viral this week as the controversy around migrant children being separated from their parents deepened.The cover features the photo of Trump and the young girl with the words ‘Welcome to America’ in the background. Jun 21st 2018, 4:24 PM Short URL Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 4:24 PM Source: TIME/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

The Greeks are not lazy

first_imgThe reason why Greece is in such serious trouble is because the Greeks are a lazy people who while away the days drinking ouzo on the beach, playing backgammon in cafes, smashing plates and dancing the Sirtaki – Zorba’s Dance. Now their culture of irresponsibility is finally catching up to them and they’re in danger of bringing the entire global economy down with them. Not everyone has been this blunt in assessing the Greek crisis, but the country and its people have been taking a beating in the court of world opinion over the last year. Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist, implied that Greeks needed to be more like Germans in how they saved, how many hours they worked and how frequently they vacationed. This, despite the fact that according to the OECD the Greeks work longer hours than anyone else in Europe – a full 40 percent more than Germans, for example. Next, “60 Minutes” got in on the “Greeks Are Lazy” innuendo with a story that stated, “In the past, when the Greeks found their accounts overdrawn, the country simply printed more money, or devalued its currency, to accommodate the relaxed Greek lifestyle.” The clip to accompany the narration showed a pair of young Greeks laughing and embracing. And Fox News analyst Bob Beckel said that Greeks were “a bunch of lazy people who don’t work.” And scores of other politicians and pundits have been less blunt while delivering a similar point. I think the main reason why there seems to be so little sympathy for the plight of the Greeks is this persistent stereotype that the Greeks have been partying a bit too hard and need to put their noses to the grindstone and get to work. I’ve been travelling to Greece for more than 15 years and have had the pleasure of getting to know lots of Greeks in the U.S. No two are exactly alike but the common thread I’ve noticed across this culture is their love for and pride in their country, and their strong work ethic. They travel the world in search of work but retain their culture and always strive to return home to Greece. Let me introduce you to a few of the Greeks I’ve met while travelling in Greece the last few weeks. Sofia Tsatsa works at the City Market along the harbour in Kos, an island in the eastern Aegean that was home to Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine (see first photo). I was in Kos for ten days and shopped at this market every night, and Sofia and her co-workers, Barbara and Sotiria, were always hard at work. One night, I asked them if they were looking forward to the weekend or their next day off. “Day off?” Barbara said, looking at me as though she was unfamiliar with the concept. “We don’t have days off.” At the moment, there is no real minimum wage in Greece, no mandated vacation time and many employers are using the crisis as an excuse to slash workers’ wages. Sofia and her colleagues work seven days a week, ten hours per day, usually until 2.00 am and they make only 800 euros per month for their efforts. Think they’re an aberration? Walk out of the City Market, take your second left on Themistokleous Street, and meet Bogdana Petrova, a Greek of Bulgarian origin who runs the Easy Laundromat. Bogdana works from 9.00 am until 9.00 pm every single day with no days off. I brought a mountain of laundry to her shop one day and was almost embarrassed when she asked for just six euros to wash, dry and fold the whole travel wardrobe of our family of four. Duck out of the Easy Laundromat and head to the Kosta Palace Hotel along the harbour. Amble up to the front desk and you’ll find either Kotsifakos Manos (see photo below) or his wife, Elena on duty. Each day, one works the early shift and the other works the late shift, so they don’t see each other until 11.00 pm each night. Their next day off? Not until November 1, the start of the slow season in Kos. These are the people you’ll meet when you travel to Greece. Take the time to talk to them, learn their stories and you’ll see the Greek work ethic in person. Trying to dissect exactly how Greece got itself into this mess is tricky, but if you want to try to apportion blame, start with Greece’s politicians, who have allowed the country’s oligarchs to evade taxes on a grand scale, while allowing Greece’s public sector to mushroom, all the while trying to pretend as though their government’s profligate spending was somehow sustainable. Ask Dimitris Kalaitzes, the owner of Jimmy’s Balcony, a restaurant that overlooks Patmos’s glorious harbour, how Greece is viewed in the world and he’ll tell you about what an NYPD officer asked him after pulling him over on the Verazzano Bridge earlier this year. “He said, ‘Greece is this small little country, how is it possible that it could bring down the entire world economy?’” Greece is going to the polls again on June 17, and according to many I’ve spoken to, Syriza, a leftist coalition that wants to renegotiate Greece’s austerity deal with the EU and the I.M.F., may very well win. “They are suffocating us,” said Anna Avgouli, the editor of Stathmos, a weekly newspaper in Kos, referring to the EU/IMF austerity deal. “The Greek people are ready for change and that makes Europe afraid. Greeks are ready to stand on their own feet.” If you travel to Greece this summer, and you should, have no doubt that you’ll receive an even warmer welcome than usual. Greeks are angry and embarrassed by how their country has been portrayed in the international media and they are eager to show the world what their country and their culture are all about. And if you want to put the current crisis in perspective, visit the Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian, built in 1088 near the site where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation. I asked the Monastery’s Abbott about the Greek crisis and his response summarized for me the capacity of the Greek people to endure just about anything. “Crisis?” he said, looking a bit confused by my question. “We’ve been here for 10 centuries and we will continue on.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Un chercheur souffle que le squelette de Richard III a bien été

first_imgUn chercheur souffle que le squelette de Richard III a bien été retrouvéL’annonce n’était prévue que pour le mois de janvier, mais la confirmation que le squelette de Richard III a bien été identifié a fuité dans la presse britannique. L’analyse de son ADN, de ses dents et une datation par carbone 14 sont toujours en cours mais il y aurait déjà suffisamment de preuves. La source affirme que l’université de Leicester retient les informations jusqu’à la diffusion d’un documentaire.Visiblement certains membres de l’équipe n’ont pas pu attendre la conférence de presse prévue pour le mois de janvier. Le journal anglais the Telegraph affirme savoir de source sûre que le squelette retrouvé sous un parking de Leicester en septembre est bien celui de Richard III d’Angleterre. L’équipe d’archéologues attendait les résultats d’autres analyses avant de confirmer officiellement la découverte, mais certains d’entre eux se seraient plaints de trop de rétention d’information. Tué lors de la bataille de Bosworth en 1485, le grand perdant de la guerre des Deux-Roses a été inhumé dans une chapelle proche du lieu du combat, mais l’endroit a été perdu et oublié au fil des siècles. Comme le souvenir du roi a été fort malmené par Shakespeare dans l’inconscient collectif anglais, peu de gens ont cherché à lui faire justice. Mais quand la nouvelle s’est répandue que la chapelle et sa tombe avaient peut-être été retrouvées, un vif intérêt a soudain ressurgi. Le documentaire de la discorde Un documentaire est programmé sur la chaîne britannique Channel Four pour le mois de janvier et il semblerait qu’il soit à l’origine de la discorde entre les chercheurs. Certains membres de l’équipe accusent la direction de retenir des informations pour renforcer l’audience de l’émission. La source du Telegraph aurait ainsi affirmé que “malheureusement, une quantité affreuse de choses est tenue secrète du public. On m’a dit que des preuves indirectes, qui ne seront pas transmises avant la diffusion en janvier du programme [de Channel Four], vont confirmer que le corps est bien celui de Richard III, même si le test ADN ne le montre pas.” À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une analyse de l’ADN du squelette retrouvé est en effet en cours, ainsi que sa datation par carbone 14 et l’examen précis de sa dentition. Pour le porte-parole de l’université de Leicester, qui chapeaute les fouilles, “il y a des choses découvertes lors des recherches qui seront annoncées à la conférence de presse, mais tout ce que voulions révéler et dont nous étions sûrs, nous l’avons rendu publique”. Par exemple, les similarités entre le squelette et les informations historiques disponibles sur Richard III avaient été publiquement annoncées. Il s’agissait d’une blessure au crâne et d’une malformation de la colonne vertébrale. The Telegraph, ou du moins sa source, n’a pas donné d’informations précises sur ce que l’université aurait caché, mais ce journal dispose d’une réputation de titre fiable. Rendez-vous en janvier pour confirmer tout cela.Le 16 décembre 2012 à 16:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

One dead three injured in Escondido crash

first_img Posted: September 3, 2019 Updated: 6:09 AM KUSI Newsroom, September 3, 2019 One dead, three injured in Escondido crashcenter_img KUSI Newsroom ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – One person was killed and three others were hurt in a two-vehicle crash near the southbound Interstate 15 in Escondido, authorities said Tuesday.It happened about 3:30 p.m. Monday on Del Lago Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol and Escondido police.An 81-year-old man driving a black 1998 Jaguar XK6 south on Interstate 15 in the HOV lanes exited at the HOV off-ramp to Del Lago Boulevard at or near freeway speed, failed to stop at a traffic signal and broadsided a white 1996 Toyota Avalon that was westbound on Del Lago Boulevard, Escondido police Lt. Scott Walters said.“The front seat passenger in the Toyota suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” Walters said. The Jaguar driver was hospitalized in critical condition and his 51-year-old female passenger was in serious but stable condition, he said. The 43-year-old man driving the Toyota was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.“Both the passenger of the Toyota and the driver of the Jaguar were unrestrained at the time of the collision,” Walters said.Police did not reveal the age or gender of the deceased victim. The name of the victim was withheld pending family notification.It was not known whether alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the crash, Walters said.The CHP shut down the on and off-ramps at Del Lago Boulevard as well as the carpool lane at 4:53 p.m. and they were reopened at about 11:50 p.m. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Port MacKenzie gas project one step closer

first_imgA Japanese energy company wants a state – to -state government agreement for an LNG export plan.  The plan would ship Cook Inlet gas oversees from a facility at Port MacKenzie.REI is based in Kyoto prefecture, but opened it’s Alaska arm, REI Alaska, about a year ago, when the company announced it’s plan to pursue an LNG export project. To that end, REI Alaska has leased land at the Matanuska Susitna Borough’s Port MacKenzie with the goal of building an LNG processing plant there.Although the plan is still on the drawing board, and will have to have FERC approval, REI’s goal is to provide 150 million cubic feet of LNG a day for Japan, according to the Mat Su Borough’s port director Mark Van Dongen. Van Dongen recently returned from meetings in Japan, where he met with REI officials in Kyoto.“So there would be an LNG liquifying plant at Port MacKenzie, and then a receiving plant at this port in Kyoto. I think the two key things that have to be pegged down at REI is working on are obtaining contracts for the 150 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from Cook Inlet, and then the financing for the project.”Van Dongen briefed the Borough Assembly last week on his return from Japan, saying that his confidence in the viability of the LNG project went up from 50 to 80 percent after the Japan meetings. He said gas contracts and financing are expected to be in place by January 1.REI Japan representative Kunioki Homma told the Assembly that Japan is hungry for natural gas, especially since the huge earthquake of March, 2011. Homma said that the parent company wants to double it’s LNG business by coordinating with parties in Alaska and Japan to structure an “LNG chain” from Cook Inlet gas reserves through a pipeline to a liquification plant at Port MacKenzie. Japan would handle the shipping and a liquification plant and receiving terminal North of Kyoto at a port in Meido city. Governor Bill Walker and the governor of Kyoto prefecture signed an LNG agreement at meetings in September, he said, and now is the time to cement a local government agreement with the Matanuska Susitna Borough.“So based on that understanding, both Kyoto prefecture and Meido city organized a working team together with us. The target date for this working team is [the] early part of next year, to form a business plan and to form a more complete business entity.”The REI plan is a stand – alone project that depend’s on Cook Inlet natural gas, but not on Alaska LNG. Japan currently needs about 60 Million metric tons of natural gas a year, and the REI Alaska plan could provide about one Million metric tons of gas to that nation. Port Director Van Dongen says that the gas can be transported through an existing Enstar line that runs from Cook Inlet near Tyonek, along Knik Arm,  through Wasilla. Van Dongen says a short spur line needs to be built that would be able to connect the Enstar line to the Port.Mary Anne Pease, CEO of REI Alaska, said in an earlier interview that REI’s goal is to have the Port MacKenzie facility operational by 2020.  Pease was unavailable for comment this week.John Moosey, Borough manager, says the Borough and REI have been in discussions with REI for the past year. He says currently, analysis is underway on whether or not the plan will work financially. He says REI has said that some of the natural gas it handles will be available for local needs.last_img read more

Firstlook out Deepika Padukone as acidattack survivor Malti in Chhapaak

first_imgTrust Deepika Padukone to immerse herself into the skin of the character and she never disappoints. The first-look of Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak starring Deepika Padukone as Malti, an acid-attack survivor is out.And, the first-look itself has given us goosebumps. Deepika Padukone almost looks unrecognisable in the still released from the film. She will be seen essaying the role of Laxmi Agarwal, who after being attacked by acid, battled to prevent the sale of acid and chemicals at local stores.Apart from Deepika, the film also has Vikrant Massey in an important role. Deepika has ventured into production with the film and will be co-producing it with Meghna Gulzar. Laxmi Agarwal had recently said in an interview with HT, “I am so happy that Deepika is playing the role. I have no right to judge her. How can I judge someone for something which I can’t do? She has played wonderful characters on screen and I believe she will give her best. I want to thank Deepika ji, Meghna ji and the entire team who will be working together on the film.”Talking about Deepika’s determination towards the project, Meghna Gulzar has said, “It was a moment of serendipity when I asked for a meeting with Deepika. I had many conversations with myself that she just may not be interested in doing the kind of film that I was talking to her. And she wasn’t. She was looking to do something lighter after three intense films. But I didn’t have a light, romantic script for her. My film was based on acid violence. Of a woman who epitomized immense courage and strength, in the face of crippling adversity. It felt like a perfect fit. Deepika took on the film, the character, and me, in a heartbeat.”It appears that the film might turn out to be Deepika’s toughest role to date.last_img read more

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner insults the XMen is the actress

first_imgX Men: Dark PhoenixInstagramSophie Turner may have a little of Dark Sansa in her after all as the Game of Thrones star brandished her claws and took a shot at X-Men: The Last Stand saying that the upcoming Dark Phoenix is much more faithful to the original storyline.Apparently, Fox is attempting to do Chris Claremont’s famous Marvel comics storyline justice after the negative response to Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand. Reportedly Simon Kingberg served as a writer on the 2006 film and is now trying to make up for it by tackling the latest film as a first-time director. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Sophie Turner said the upcoming film is far more accurate than X-Men The Last Stand:”Dark Phoenix done right.” Sophie Turner in a still from Game of Thrones Ep 4 ‘Spoils of War’HBOWhile Sophie Turner is known for her role on Game of Thrones, the actress admits Dark Phoenix might be the hardest work she’s ever had to do:”Every other scene in Dark Phoenix is, like, the most intense scene I’ve ever done,”It is being reported that the upcoming film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Reportedly Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019.But Dark Phoenix is not the only thing Sophie Turner fans have to look forward to, the final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in April and Sophie Turner is set to reprise her role as Sansa Stark once more. Sasa Stark may have a very important role to play in the final season of Game of Thrones.last_img read more

AL awaits massive victory Quader

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader. File PhotoClaiming that their party is much ahead of BNP on all counts, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the ruling party will register a massive win in the forthcoming general election, reports UNB.He made the remarks while addressing a press conference at the AL president’s Dhanmondi political office in the morning.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, claimed that BNP is making imaginary allegations about secretaries and police officials.He, however, said no mechanism will work unless people are with them.About the murder of BNP nomination seeker and Jashore BNP vice-president Abu Bakar Abu after he came to Dhaka to collect party nomination form, the AL leader said their parity was in no way involved in the incident.“The incident might have happened following BNP’s internal conflict. Awami League doesn’t want to keep BNP away from the election in any way,” Quader said.About the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the general election, he said EVMs will not be used all over Bangladesh and cited the Sylhet city corporation election was held using EMVs which they lost.last_img read more

Whats That Noisy Bug Answers To Your Houston Insect Questions

first_img 00:00 /14:28 Chuck, a Houston Matters listener from La Porte, was recently staying at a bed and breakfast in Stonewall, Texas, near Fredericksburg.Just after dusk, he and his wife heard a symphony of sound from some unknown bug. So, they recorded some of the sound.Chuck’s Noisy Mystery Bug: X Chuck wondered if it was a katydid. So, he sent us the recording, and we played it for local bug expert Erin Mills. She’s an entomologist and the director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.Turns out he was right.“Definitely a katydid,” she said, in regard to the higher-pitched rattling sound in the foreground — set against a cacophony of night sounds, like crickets and frogs.“At night they’re trying to attract a mate, and they’re rubbing their wings together,” Mills told Houston Matters host Craig Cohen.In the audio above, Mills answers that and other listener questions about bugs and insects found in Greater Houston.More Than One Kind Of WidowTroy ChristensenA photo of a widow spider submitted by Houston Matters listener Troy Christensen.Listener Troy Christensen sent us a photo of an insect. It looks like a black widow spider. It’s all black with an orange patch that’s in a sort of an hourglass shape. Behind it is a sort of geodesic sac. So, it’s a black widow, right?Well, Mills said this photo threw her for a loop because it definitely looks like a black widow — except for one thing.“It’s definitely a widow, but that egg sac is the egg sac of a brown widow, which is within the same genus, but it’s a different species,” she said. “A brown widow has different markings and is lighter in color.”That left her wondering if a black widow just happened to be in the vicinity of a brown widow egg sac. Or if it was simply a darker variety of the brown widow.“There are darker versions that almost look like a black widow,” she said.In Defense Of The CockroachWikipedia CommonsA closeup of a cockroach. We’re sorry.A listener named Kristina told us via email: “I absolutely despise roaches. Is it true that they are all over Houston?” Most people, like Kristina, see cockroaches strictly as pests to be gotten rid of.So, we asked Mills if she can offer any defense of the value of the existence of the cockroach?“Absolutely. They’re detritivores and decomposers,” she said, adding that the cockroaches we see in our daily lives that are often considered pests make up only a small percentage of the roaches that exist.“They’re cleaners. So they clean up decomposing, rotting organic matter. And they’re a really, really big part of the exchange of nutrients on this planet…They actually have a really, really important job to do. And they’re just trying to clean up your house!”Have your own insect inquiry? Send your questions, audio or photos to talk@houstonmatters.org To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listencenter_img 00:00 /00:15 Listen Wikipedia CommonsKatydids in search of a mate are often part of the cacophony of night sounds in the Texas countryside. X Sharelast_img read more

Exploring Northeast

first_imgNorth-East Region of the country with the eight beautiful, exotic and to an extent unexplored states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim has a strong history of its traditional textiles and handicrafts which forms an integral element of  its socio- economic structure of the societies.To create an interaction of ideas, provide an international standard marketing forum and an unique platform to  showcase NE India’s’ textiles the leading institute of Assam, North East Institute of Fashion Technology (NEIFT) is organising a two day festival comprising of fashion shows, cultural program, musical shows and exhibitions of handloom, jute, MSME sector of the North-East region.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘Celebrating North-East’ will take place at DLF PLACE, Saket. The festival is presented by Ministry of Textiles ,Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Home Affairs, in association with DLF Place, Saket.‘Celebrating North-East’ will be jointly inaugurated by  Santosh Gangwar, Minister of Textiles and Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs and Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for MSME. Each day will feature Fashion shows highlighting Handloom, Silk, Khadi and Jute Ensemble.The event director Vikram Rai Medhi said, “Thematic Stalls being erected at DLF Place, Saket will showcase and create a mini North-East for cross section of the society of Delhi. He has appealed to all culture loving people of Delhi along with the print and electronic media to wholeheartedly support this humble and sincere effort to bring North-East closer to the national Capital.”last_img read more

Alphabets Eric Schmidt Gmail Is Far More Secure Than Government Systems

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. October 28, 2015 As high-profile hacks continue to make the news, businesses must figure out a way to keep their data secure. At a private cybersecurity event this week in New York City, industry leaders agreed that the question was not if a company would be hacked, but when.Eric Schmidt, executive Chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google, delivered the keynote speech at the CIO Thought Leadership Forum on Cybersecurity on Monday. In his talk, he brought up a vital question he always poses to businesses. “I always ask, ‘How do you know your data’s secure?’ There’s never a good answer, which is why I like asking it,” he said. “It gets the fear response going.”Schmidt said encryption is critical to keeping businesses safe. Google encrypts information while it’s in transit and while it’s at rest with 2048-bit keys — for the non-techies, the basic general principle is the bigger the bit, the better the encryption. The company moved to 2048-bit keys in 2013 amid public outrage over the National Surveillance Agency’s surveillance practices. “I can tell you today if you have something that needs to be secure, your best place to keep it is in Gmail,” he said. “It’s attacked all day and [hackers] don’t get in. It’s certainly far more secure than anything you’re going to find in the U.S. government.”Related: 7 Cybersecurity Layers Every Entrepreneur Needs to UnderstandBeyond plugging his company’s products, Schmidt also talked about what a difference it makes to adhere to the industry’s best practices. He points out, for example, that working on old servers and running Windows 95 will leave you vulnerable in comparison to newer, updated alternatives. Two-step authentication is also important. Schmidt told the group, “If you’re not using it, you’re at serious risk.”Schmidt knows that cybersecurity threats will become increasingly difficult as machine learning gets better and the time each attack takes to launch gets shorter. That’s why Monday’s forum, and others to come, will be vital. “This is crucial,” he said.On Tuesday, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a controversial bill that would encourage companies to voluntarily share information related to hackers with one another and the government. While supporters say it’s a positive step toward addressing and preventing cyber attacks, critics argue it fails to prevent cyber attacks from happening and that any customer information collected could be used for surveillance.The bill will be merged with two information-sharing bills that were passed earlier this year by the House of Representatives, then sent to President Obama to be signed into law.Related: Google Is Creeping Back Into China With an Investment in AI  3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

Amazon HQ2 Search Exposes Gaps in Americas Tech Workforce

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The race to win Amazon’s search for a second headquarters just ticked over into Phase Two. For many, like my hometown of Philadelphia, it brings with it an exciting validation and kicks off a new round of exuberant pitching. But for others, it’s a kick of a different kind — and one that might prompt some collective soul searching.Related: What Every Company Can Learn From Amazon’s Search for a Second HeadquartersWith Apple now ruminating on a possible new outpost and more companies sure to follow, what makes a region competitive in the modern age? Put another way, how has  Amazon’s hunt laid bare most cities’ lack of preparedness for the future of work in America? Based on my experience in the tech sector, helming a tech nonprofit and being a part of Philly’s search committee, it all comes down to a tech-enabled workforce.While those within the technology sector take for granted the role it plays in our nation’s industry and even our daily lives, the vast majority of Americans associate tech with one of the big five brands — Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft — or as a mythical industry populated by people in hoodies or bunny suits. In reality, nearly every aspect of modern living and working has been touched by technology. By that, I mean some understanding, familiarity or proficiency in technology is required to operate our personal computers and phones, to stream television or program a DVR, to operate a 3D printer as a fashion designer, to log paint formulas on a plastics factory floor, to design a website for or market the family dairy business — the list goes on and on.Related: These 5 Cities Pulled Out All the Stops to Get Amazon’s HQ2. They Didn’t Make the Cut, But We Salute the Attempt.Despite this everyday ubiquity, there remains a stubborn lack of tech-familiar workers to fill open jobs. It is forecast that the technology industry will have more than one million unfilled jobs by the year 2020. So, how do the cities that did not make round two compete for the next Amazon? Even major manufacturing operations and assembly line work will require some level of tech proficiency. And because lifestyle and tax breaks alone cannot lure a company, the real question is how these cities will prepare their workforce to land the employers of the future.This is doubly true during a low unemployment period like today. The country is currently at near zero percent unemployment. This means your region must either attract qualified workers from other areas or train them. This requires an incredible mindshift and degree of coordination amongst public and private organizations and from the factory floor to the C-suite. Here are a few things to keep in mind:  1. Technology is more than coding and software.It is a vast industry that includes marketers who must use the latest tools to promote a message, designers that leverage data for visualization or teams that use drones for logistics and delivery. So, begin with an understanding of the non-technical technologist as a way to broaden your reach and impact.Related: Leaders of Alibaba, Google, IBM and Others Share What You Need to Do to Thrive in Today’s World2. Expanding your workforce pipeline not only requires a new understanding of what constitutes technology, but also who is qualified to be a technologist.Recruiting people from diverse populations immediately increases your talent pool. It’s also appealing to employers as studies show that a more diverse workforce makes a company more competitive and economically successful.3. Think beyond jobs.Of course, it’s key to train your next generation of workers, but you must also think about the generation behind them and on down the line. Develop programs to adjust public school curricula, launch after school training opportunities, and train up teachers and educators. Vocational education for technology-enabled jobs is also key.4. Studies have also shown that people learn best in environments familiar to them — home, work and at play.Invest in civic infrastructure like libraries and community spaces where people can access computers, launch clubs, and host robotics competitions or other technology events.Related: Prepare for the Future Being Shaped by These 5 Critical Trends5. And if we’ve learned anything from the world of technology, it’s that it remains in constant motion.So, we cannot train just for today, we must put programs in place to continually advance and expand our workers’ areas of expertise through on-the-job and supplementary training.Admittedly, the tide is beginning to turn and the early seeds of change have already been planted in many cities outside the orbit of Silicon Valley, but that hope to replicate it with monikers like Silicon Prairie, Silicon Alley or Silicon Bayou. For years, as an engaged citizen in Philadelphia I was the token technologist assigned to committees and represented at press conferences. Now, with the second phase of the Amazon search in full swing, I am encouraged by the growth of tech advocates around me. The key will be turning them into partners even if Amazon chooses to go elsewhere so that we — and other cities — are better positioned for ultimate success in the new reality of technology-enabled work and life in America. 5 min read February 5, 2018 Register Now »last_img read more

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Tigerair announces Fly to Singapore for free offer

first_imgTigerair has announced its special ‘Fly to Singapore for free’ offer for Indian travellers. On booking a round trip fare, passengers can fly out of India to Singapore for free.As part of the offer, passengers from Bangalore can fly to Singapore for free by booking a roundtrip to Singapore for as low as Rs 10,999. The offer is valid from May 30, 2016 till June 8, 2016. The applicable travel period for the offer is from July 11, 2016 to September 30, 2016. Passengers can avail this exciting offer on www.tigerair.com.Commenting on the offer, Leslie Thng – Chief Commercial Officer – Tigerair and Scoot, said, “We are pleased to add on to the monsoon cheers in India and host our valued passengers on board to give them a taste of our award winning services at pocket friendly prices. This offer is an example of how we strive to provide an added value for money to passengers through such promotions which makes their international trips more affordable. It reaffirms Tigerair as the most valuable airline of choice to fly to Singapore and across our vast network.”Tigerair operates a total of 35 weekly flights to Singapore from five Indian destinations – Hyderabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kochi and Tiruchirappalli. Travellers can explore Singapore and at the same time also take advantage of Tigerair’s wide network to explore newer destinations at attractive fares. The airline also connects to Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Perth, Taipei via Singapore, the gateway to amazing destinations in Asia Pacific and Connect to Sydney, Gold Coast and 11 more destinations with 50 weekly flights via Singapore in collaboration with Scoot.last_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. The man who led the Arizona Cardinals to their first Super Bowl sees a lot of himself in the Cards’ current man under center.Kurt Warner penned a piece for Sporting News Thursday about the similarities between himself and Carson Palmer and their “rebirth in the desert”.Warner joined Burns and Gambo Thursday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM and shared his thoughts on writing the piece, and the similarities between he and Palmer. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Kurt Warner, NFL Network Analyst and Former AZ Cardinal Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Despite the fact that Palmer is in his mid-30s, his willingness to buy into something bigger than him or his career is essential to success, according to Warner.“Just hearing his perspective as he went through the injury last year, and the work that he put in and the idea that he used that offseason not just to rehab, but to get better,” he said. “I think that’s rare for older guys to get to the point that they’re still coachable at 34 or 35, and still want to get better and perfect their craft.“I think the great ones have that — guys like Tom Brady, who goes back and redirects things all the time so he can stay as sharp as ever.”Not only has the geography proven to be right for each quarterback during their time with the Cardinals, it has a lot to do with coaching and the relationship between teacher and pupil. Warner’s best football in Arizona came under head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Palmer’s resurgence has been spearheaded by his relationship with head coach Bruce Arians. “Those things, I think, are extremely important. Having a coach that has full faith in you, and trusts in you and allows you grow with him and within the system,” Warner said. “I was fortunate enough to have that in Arizona. Carson’s been fortunate to have that here with Coach Arians. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “It took a little time, but it was a matter of really starting to understand and buy into that system and shift the system to fit the skill set of Carson Palmer. Now you’re seeing the fruits of that labor as they’ve had so much success offensively.” Comments   Share   Top Stories Former NFL player and NFL Network’s Kurt Warner. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “I think there are the natural similarities in that we were both later in our careers and there was some things we went through and people doubted us,” Warner said. “I think we both came here to Arizona when we were 33-years-old. Obviously, on the football field, we had some of our best years here in Arizona.“There’s all those similarities. But I think what jumped out at me more than anything else was the perseverance of Carson Palmer, the belief of Carson Palmer amidst all the reports of what he could or couldn’t do and his last stop in Oakland and all of those things.” Warner also pointed out that both he and Palmer didn’t feel like they were coming to Arizona to play out the string of their NFL lives, like so many had in the past. There was a bigger goal for both quarterbacks.“He came here and wants to win, and wants to win a championship and wants to be great,” Warner said. “Just the idea that he wants to bring a certain attitude to work every day and a certain sense of excellence. He wants to instill that in his teammates and he wants to build something here that’s great.“Those are the things, to me, that really resonated more than anything else.”last_img read more

Cypriots will be able to vote abroad

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first_imgMORE than two hundred people from around the island turned out to support a demonstration held at the protected sea caves area in Peyia on Sunday morning.Organised by the Green party, the demonstration opposed building development near the sea caves, (which has been granted permits), and other protected areas. It is the second to be held at the site in a matter of days.Last Wednesday, a protest organised by Save Akamas/Save Cyprus outside parliament in Nicosia was also supported by a large number of environmentalist groups, and around eighty protesters also gathered at the sea caves at the same time.Participants are angered over construction and development at some of the island’s protected Natura 2000 sites.In particular, outrage is being expressed at the ongoing construction of six villas in the Peyia sea caves area, a birthing habitat of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus), which is an endangered species.Andreas Evlavis of the Paphos Green party told the Cyprus Mail that this is just one of the developments in the area which is detrimental to the environment.“Our demonstration on Sunday showed that the six villas are not our only target, but all of the damage that has taken place here in the last years.”He said that the breaking of huge boulders, the creation of a beach and other buildings in the area have all contributed.“There is also a plan for an eight storey hotel and forty four villas to be built here. The entire area will be blocked and we are making noise and raising the alarm now before it’s too late,” he said.In addition, he noted that just before the protest, ‘unknown’ people closed the main road that leads down to the coast and developers sent staff to cover up their billboards and signs. The protest was well covered by national television and other media.“If everything is OK why was this done? There are questions which someone must answer and people are playing games. What has happened at the sea caves is not a game,” he stressed.Peyia councillor, Linda Leblanc has long supported the protection of the sea caves and the wider Akamas region and said that actions showed that the demonstrations are provoking a reaction.For some time, Peyia council has unsuccessfully tried to get the developer to clear the area of various construction materials dumped within the coastal protection zone, she said.“The day before the demonstration, illegal dumping in the coastal protection zone by the developer saw nonstop trucks at the site removing huge mounds of earth, some of which was falling into the sea below, as well as building materials and other construction paraphernalia,” she said.Leblanc also confirmed that in addition, a number of advertising hoardings were taken down or covered up. She said that ‘people action’ brings results and that pressure needs to be kept up to ensure that the environment is protected and laws adhered to.“It is possible that these villas will be demolished, I hope so, the EU provides for that,” she said.The island’s Technical Chamber, Etek has requested a review of all the permits given in sensitive areas in the past and an investigation into how the area was included in a development zone.The councillor noted that the aim is to ensure that there is a complete halt to ongoing construction at the site while a thorough investigation into the zoning changes, how permits were issued etc., is launched.“It needs to be researched thoroughly and if illegalities and practices contravene the EU and Cyprus laws, then it needs to be demolished and the site restored,” she said.Leblanc said that members of the public may download a copy of the petition at the ‘Pegeia coalition of Independents’ Facebook page and help to collect signatures.“It will later be presented to the government,” she said.       You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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