As I read industry press and blogs today, I’ve noticed that the topic of IT security can get a bad rap. It’s often positioned as the reason why IT can’t do something, regardless of the potential business benefits. Opportunities for IT to enable business agility and productivity are powerful forces for innovation—yet they’ve ratcheted up the risk level. Protecting business data has become much harder, especially within an ever-growing threat landscape. Consider this: In 2012, new malware samples grew by 50 percent compared to 2011, while mobile malware increased by 44 times what it was. Plus there’s an increase in kernel-mode rootkits, a new type of attack that can hide, making it even harder to protect data and devices. The stakes are high, and traditional software-based security simply isn’t going to cut it. But these risks don’t have to spell disaster. McAfee* Deep Defender* software is an innovative solution designed to detect and stop kernel-based attacks that traditional software solutions can’t even detect. And in Intel’s case, it worked. I recently listened to Intel IT’s podcast on Deep Defender software that described their 10-week pilot of the solution. The Deep Defender solution works directly with Intel® Virtualization Technology to monitor kernel memory in real time, even before the operating system boots. During the pilot, there were three malware instances detected (across 300 devices), and each instance included zero-day malware that exposed a previously undetected vulnerability. Visit the Intel IT Center for additional insights on endpoint security and check out the new McAfee Complete Endpoint Protection solutions released just last week.How does your organization protect against stealthy threats? Have you had to rethink your IT security infrastructure to address these new threats?Chris @chris_p_intel#Consumerization #StealthyThreats #DeepDefender More in the IT Center Managing the Changing IT Landscape: Securing the Enterprise
Special gait helps this six-legged robot outpace insects If you think the bugs in your home are already too fast to squish, then you don’t want them reading this story. That’s because researchers have now discovered a simple way to make insects faster: Change the way they run. Usually, speeding insects have three legs on the ground at once—a so-called tripod gait—whereas horses and other vertebrates hit their top speeds with just two legs on the ground. Using a computer program, a neurobiologist and a group of robot researchers simulated tweaking the natural movements and physical characteristics of a fruit fly to see whether they could make it faster. The prediction: The fly would be speediest with a two-legged gait, particularly if it got rid of the sticky pads on the tips of its legs that are used for climbing. Sure enough, when the scientists applied the changes to a fruit fly–like robot, it was 25% faster than another robot using a tripod gait, they report today in Nature Communications. But the simulations also showed that the typical tripod gait was still the best way for fruit flies and cockroaches to maneuver over uneven surfaces and climb—good news for anyone worried about fast-evolving bugs. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) By Elizabeth PennisiFeb. 17, 2017 , 5:00 AM
I recently met with Abby, a former employee who has worked hard to rise through the ranks. She had just successfully navigated a major systems implementation, bringing the project in on time and under budget. Abby’s manager was thrilled with the results and praised her extensively. Then he asked the killer question “What do you want to do next?”Abby is a go-getter, so she had her response ready: she wanted to manage the next big systems project. Her logic was iron-clad. It was what people in her role did to get ahead. She had some serious doubts about the project, but she put those aside to ensure she would hit the next point on the way to her career summit.Unfortunately, Abby’s next project was canceled and her climb was put on hold. All her careful planning and preparation went to waste because she was so focused on the next step that she didn’t realize that she wasn’t climbing a career mountain. Abby, like many of us, was surfing a career wave.What’s the difference between a career mountain climber and a career surfer?The Career Mountain Climber: Mountain climbers examine the terrain, pick the right path, stock up with supplies and start working their way up. The bigger the mountain the harder the climb, the more planning and preparation is required. The summit is the goal, and it never moves. This stability and predictability means it is worthwhile to do a lot of planning and preparation and view the climb as an attack: the climber against the mountain.The Career Surfer: In contrast, every good surfer knows you can’t predict the perfect wave. You need to be able to scan the horizon, look at the conditions and pick the right moment. Doing a lot of planning and preparation isn’t as important as being ready when the wave shows up, and nothing matters as much as being able to pick the right wave and ride it to the shore.What’s better surfing or climbing?We have all been told for years that people climb the career ladder, attack the summit and plan their approach. We have been told careers are about climbing. But with all the changes that are going on today it seems as if career management and job seeking is more like surfing: you have to be in the water when the waves show up and be willing to take the risk of grabbing the one that feels right. Or perhaps do you wait for the the next wave which could be even better? But if you spend all your time thinking the next wave will be better, you will never catch any wave.The changing economy and world of work means that the mountain metaphor is starting to cloud over. The summit is hard to see, and stocking up for a sustained attack feels like a waste of time. Picking the wave, paddling hard and riding it as long as it is fun seem like a better way to approach a career (and a life).Yesterday Abby understood her career and her path. But today that summit is being moved offshore and the path to the top has changed. Abby thought she was doing the right thing preparing herself for her climb, but when the conditions changed and the summit moved she wasn’t well prepared and she got stuck on the side of the mountain.Surfing, not climbing. Next week we’ll talk about how to pick a wave.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed Danny Welbeck for his patience during his injury setbacks and hopes the striker comes back a stronger player for the club during the second half of the season. (Ozil wants clarity on Wenger future before signing new deal)The England international, who signed for the North London club from Manchester United in 2014, was sidelined with a knee-cartilage damage last May only three months after returning from another long-term knee injury.Welbeck, who also missed the Euro 2016 due to the injury, made his first appearance of the season as a late substitute in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Preston North End in FA Cup third round on Saturday.”I think he went through certainly desperation because the setback he had was absolutely atrocious,” Wenger told the British media. (Wenger criticises Premier League festive fixture schedule)”The patience you need when you’re that age – and to miss the European Championship on top of that, after missing the start of the season – it was terrible.”But he worked hard and certainly it will make him stronger, what happened to him.”Wenger also said the 26-year-old was allowed to spend some time away from the club during his rehabilitation.”We let him go outside as well and mixed his time,” he added. “At the end of the day, when something like that happens to you, you have to deal with it on your own, but of course we spoke with him a lot and tried to support him.”advertisement
Share on Twitter Christian Eriksen’s late strike gives Tottenham win over Burnley Tottenham Hotspur Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Read more Eric Dier has had surgery to remove his appendix and has been ruled out of action until the new year.The Tottenham midfielder came off the bench against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday but missed Saturday’s win over Burnley after contacting the club with acute abdominal pain, later diagnosed as appendicitis.Spurs said: “He will now undergo a period of recovery before commencing rehabilitation and it is expected he will return to training with the squad in January. Along with our medical staff, we wish to thank the NHS for their excellent treatment of Eric.” Share via Email Topics Dier was replaced by Oliver Skipp on Saturday and the Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has backed the young player after his first senior start in the 1-0 win. The 18-year-old made his Premier League debut against Southampton as a substitute 10 days earlier.On his display, the Spurs manager said: “Fantastic, fantastic, I think he played like a 30-year-old man. So relaxed, trying to play forward and trying to give the team what the team needs … plenty of energy, full energy, I am so proud of him.“I think everyone is proud of him. Now I think it is going to be easy for him because always the debut you are nervous. I remember when it was my first game and I said to him: ‘You look so relaxed. When I was 17, going to play I was so nervous’.“I said: ‘That is the difference between a player going to be a top player and a player who was going to be normal player like me.’” The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Skipp is the 13th player to have come through the academy used by Pochettino in his four-year spell and with Spurs unable to match the spending of their top-four rivals, the youth system is a vital source of players.“We are so happy,” Pochettino added. “I want to congratulate the people in the academy, John [McDermott, academy head], Dean [Rastrick, academy manager] and the coaches and staff who work in education. I think to build his career with him and to help him to build his career is fantastic.” news Reuse this content
Press Trust of India ManchesterJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 18:19 IST Reuters PhotoHIGHLIGHTSMartin Guptill ran out MS Dhoni in the 49th over of India’s run chase vs New ZealandDhoni’s run out on 50 ended India’s hopes of beating NZ in the first semi-finalNew Zealand will be facing hosts England in the World Cup 2019 final on July 14 at Lord’sIt was called a game-changing moment of brilliance but New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill says his direct that ran out MS Dhoni in the World Cup semifinal against India was more a case of luck doing its bit for him.With that run out in the 49th over, India’s hopes ended in the tense semifinal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The former champions went down by 18 runs against the last edition’s finalists.”I did not think the ball was actually coming to me, I tried to get there as soon as I could. Once I got hold of the ball, I thought it was actually quite straight. Lucky enough to get a direct hit from out there, lucky for us he was out of his ground,” Guptill said in a short video uploaded by the ICC on social media.Guptil had endured a below-par World Cup with the bat before this run-out redeemed him to an extent.It was that moment of brilliance which tilted the game completely in New Zealand’s favour with Dhoni getting out on 50 off 72 balls.Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja shared an 116-run stand for the seventh wicket to give India a fighting chance after a top-order collapse left them reeling at 24 for four.Also Read | World Cup 2019: India players to leave for Mumbai on July 14Also Read | Ravi Shastri defends decision to send MS Dhoni at No. 7 vs New ZealandAlso Read | Ravi Shastri to Team India after World Cup exit: Be proud of what you have done for the last 2 yearsadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Martin GuptillFollow MS DhoniFollow World Cup 2019 Lucky enough to get a direct hit: Martin Guptill on MS Dhoni run out in semi-finalMartin Guptil endured a below-par World Cup with the bat before this run-out redeemed him to an extent.advertisement Next
Two whistleblowers whose private information was leaked in brown envelopes from Prince Edward Island’s government to the Liberal Party say they won’t fade away without being compensated for the economic and emotional toll on their lives.A report released last month by the privacy commissioner — completed six years after the initial complaint — found the province breached the basic privacy rights of three women who held a September 2011 news conference to allege fraud and bribery in a provincial immigration program.Susan Holmes, a former manager in the provincial government’s Population Secretariat, said she’s been refused a meeting with Premier Wade MacLauchlan to discuss the ruling and possible ways to “make a wrong right.”She is now seeking a lawyer willing to take on her case, the 61-year-old said.“I came forward with an outstretched palm and he did not take my hand, and to me that’s a political mistake,” she said in a telephone interview from New Brunswick, where she now lives.“I’m considering legal options.”Cora Nicholson, a 67-year-old former program officer in the Department of Economic Development’s immigration division, says she too is considering seeking a lawyer over the privacy breach.Svetlana Tenetko, another former immigration program officer, said in emails she intends to discuss the matter with Nicholson and Holmes.“My private information has been exposed to the whole country … I had to leave Prince Edward Island and retire,” she wrote in an email. “Lawyers cost a lot and it takes years.”The province has promised to follow the privacy commissioner’s recommendations that it improve education on privacy rules, and create clear rules requiring an internal investigation if a privacy breach occurs.However, Michael Bryant, the executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, said the response falls short in addressing an incident that his organization believes has had a chilling effect on whistleblowers on the Island and across Canada.“It’s a nightmare for a citizen. This was the corrupt use of government power for partisan political ends,” he said in an interview.Holmes, Tenetko and Nicholson learned from reporters attending their 2011 news conference that their office emails, personnel records and the province’s response to Nicholson’s still-confidential human rights complaint had found their way to journalists.The women had come forward to discuss the province’s provincial nominee immigration program, alleging applications that didn’t meet criteria were approved and that bribes were provided for fast-tracked applications. Holmes also sent the allegations of fraud to federal officials at Citizenship and Immigration.The RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency later started investigations but decided not to proceed with any charges.The emails fed out by the Liberals portrayed the women as partisans in an unfolding provincial election campaign, while then-premier Robert Ghiz denounced their allegations before going on to win the election.One of the released files revealed Nicholson’s affiliation with the Tories years earlier, as well as confidential details of a human rights complaint she’d launched for job discrimination on the basis of her political affiliation.Within days, the women filed a formal complaint to the privacy commissioner, but the agency produced no report while Ghiz remained in office, and for over two years after MacLauchlan took over as Liberal premier in February 2015.Commissioner Karen Rose says in an email that it was “an issue of inadequate resources” for her predecessor, and the backlog of privacy complaints has taken time to clear since several positions were added to the office two years ago.Nicholson said waiting for a result was deeply frustrating. “It was really dormant for most of the six years,” she said.The commissioner’s findings describe the murky possibilities of how the information changed hands among some combination of government officials — who included officials involved in the election campaign — and Liberal party officials.She concluded one possibility is government officials directly gave the Liberal party the “brown envelope” with the materials, while another possibility was “an unknown third party accessed the personal information and disclosed it.”“In either case, these … public bodies have failed in their obligations under the … Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act,” says the ruling.Holmes and Nicholson say that since the privacy breach they’ve been unable to find employment on the Island, and describe online harassment and years of worries over the fallout from bringing their concerns forward.Nicholson said since 2011 she hasn’t received responses when she applied for provincial government jobs. “As soon as they do an internet search and they see whistleblower, you’re done,” she said. She has background in payroll, accounting and human resources, and still lives on the Island.“It’s the stress of it all, the trolls online,” she said, her voice breaking with emotion.MacLauchlan did not respond to an interview request from The Canadian Press.His communications aide sent an email saying the current Liberal administration wouldn’t tolerate a similar breach, that the province had brought in whistleblower protection legislation, and it has appointed and ethics and integrity commissioner.Still, Nicholson and Holmes say those steps don’t go far enough to protect future whistleblowers, and say they wouldn’t feel protected by the new law.Both women say MacLauchlan’s whistleblower legislation should ensure an arms-length agency investigates privacy breaches, rather than internal inquiries like the one ordered by Economic Development shortly after their complaint.The premier’s office email also asserts: “The commissioner’s report does not recommend restitution.”Yet, Rose said in an email there is actually no provision under her governing legislation for her to make such an order.Bryant said he thinks the province’s government may be worsening its legal situation. “They should assist the aggrieved because the damage award is only to go up if the government continues to run away from this problem,” he said.“The government of P.E.I. is liable in some fashion for having wronged these people. And the fact it happened six years ago is no reason for the province to wash its hands of it.”James Aylward, the Tory Opposition leader, said the premier’s refusal to meet with the women to express the province’s apology in person is a serious error.“It’s incumbent on the premier to show he’s concerned about issues such as this …There isn’t going to be any healing if there’s no meaningful dialogue and that needs to be face-to-face in a room together,” he said in an interview.Rose said her office has the authority to disclose information to the RCMP if there is evidence of an offence, but it “has not yet referred any matter to the police or to the Crown attorney.”Her report has noted it is “challenging” to identify any one individual responsible for the privacy breach.The provincial nominee program the women criticized allowed foreign investors to fast-track receipt of Canadian visas by providing about $150,000, some of which was invested in P.E.I. companies.The program was shut down in 2008 after the federal government said it was operating outside rules that required immigrants to be actively involved in companies they invested in.Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.
22 January 2008Some 185,000 poor families in Yemen are set to benefit from a new project co-financed by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) aiming to reduce rural poverty and help farmers cope with the effects of climate change. Some 185,000 poor families in Yemen are set to benefit from a new project co-financed by the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) aiming to reduce rural poverty and help farmers cope with the effects of climate change. IFAD is providing a $16.6 million loan to help fund the new Rainfed Agriculture and Livestock Project which focuses on reducing the degradation of natural resources such as water and soil. Natural resources are being placed under greater stress by rapidly increasing populations in the governorates of Al-Mahweet, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahej and Sana’a, all five of which face drought and water shortages as a result of climate change. The $42.2 million project seeks to upgrade and diversify agricultural production, while using natural resource management initiatives to help stop and reverse resource degradation. The project will also assist small farmers, herders, poor landless people and female-headed households to strengthen their processing and marketing systems, as well as support efforts to secure greater access to markets and build more partnerships with the private sector. In addition, it will help rural households protect vital assets such as soil, water, seeds and animals. IFAD’s Country Programme Manager for Yemen Abdalla Rahman pointed out that under the project’s farmer-based seed management system, planters will be directly involved in the selection of drought-resistant local seed varieties and produce these varieties for commercial use by other growers. “The project’s programme of terrace rehabilitation and water harvesting will improve the ability of farmers to cope with climate change,” he added. The project will also introduce microfinance services and promote the development of new micro-enterprises and income-generating activities. The current project brings to 19 the total number of initiatives financed by IFAD in Yemen, with a total commitment of $190.9 million.
The State Minister said that he will reveal all the details on the alleged secret deal in a month. (Colombo Gazette) “I have details on the deal and on where they met and spoke,” he claimed.He said the aim is to split the Sri Lanka Freedom Party ahead of the Local Government elections likely to be held next year. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and State Minister Dilan Perera today alleged there was a secret deal between some UNP members and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa.Perera said that the secret deal targets the Local Government elections.
That was also the conclusion of the Brazilian investigation, the mission added.Lieutenant-General Bacellar served in Brazil’s armed forces for 39 years and had occupied a succession of senior posts before his appointment as MINUSTAH’s Force Commander last September.The head of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Jean-Marie Guéhenno, on Monday paid tribute to the 58-year-old general’s long and successful career.Speaking to reporters, Mr. Guéhenno praised Brazil’s strong commitment to Haiti and said another Brazilian Force Commander would be welcomed.
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 10th 2019, 1:19 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Source: Garda Press OfficeGARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED cannabis herb, Xanax tablets, and cocaine worth a combined estimated value of €110,000 in Sligo last night.A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with the seizure of these controlled drugs at a house in Calry yesterday evening. Gardaí at the Sligo-Leitrim Divisional Drug Unit searched a house on the back of a search warrant, and seized 4kg of cannabis herb, over 4,000 Xanax tablets and cocaine with an estimated street value of €110,000 (subject to analysis).A man (30 years old) was arrested at the scene and taken to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station where he is detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 1:19 PM 31 Comments Share3 Tweet Email1 13,383 Views Short URL Over 4,000 Xanax tablets, cannabis and cocaine worth €110,000 seized in Sligo A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the seizure. https://jrnl.ie/4585321
A small fire at one of Clark County’s largest employers caused little, if any, damage Tuesday in a close call that packed the potential to register a multimillion-dollar impact.The worst was imagined when firefighters were dispatched at about 2:30 p.m. to the WaferTech plant, 5509 N.W. Parker St. in Camas for a two-alarm fire.Fortunately, the worst-case scenario never materialized; a small fire in a first floor air duct of WaferTech’s five-story fabrication plant was quickly quashed.The impact to the massive integrated circuit, semiconductor foundry was negligible. “We’re very fortunate,” said Spencer Leese, a WaferTech spokesman.Fire crews from Camas and Vancouver responded to the fire that Leese said was under control in about 15 minutes. Embers smoldered and remained warm until about 4 p.m. Leese counted the company fortunate on three fronts: machinery incurred little to no damage; assembly had been shut down for annual maintenance so there was no disruption to productivity; and, as a result of the maintenance, fewer employees than normal worked Tuesday.
Another Stage 1 burn ban is in effect for Southwest Washington as cold, dry, stagnant air persists in the region.The burn ban, in effect at 5 p.m. Monday, prohibits all outdoor burning and fires in fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves and inserts, most of which are older models. People who do not have any other form of heat are exempted.The Southwest Clean Air Agency forecasts the burn ban may last through Wednesday, and possibly beyond. The area is at risk of high fine-particle pollution, which poses medical risks to those with heart or respiratory ailments, including asthma.
A man was injured Monday evening when his motorcycle crashed at Northeast Morrow Road and Northeast 41st Street in the Kevanna Park neighborhood. At 7:24 p.m., Vancouver firefighters responded to the scene of the accident. A man, estimated to be about 50 years old, was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with upper body injuries, said firefighter-paramedic Kevin Stromberg, spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department. The man’s name was not released.
N/A, but likely Android Pie or Android Q Related coverage Share your voice 2,730mAh Huawei Lenovo Motorola Samsung Camera Processor Samsung Galaxy Fold Foldable Phones Tablets Phones Display size, resolution $1,980 The Galaxy Fold is a tall narrow phone that folds out into a mini-tablet. Samsung Motorola is making a foldable phone that will be out this summer and there’s a lot of reason to be excited about it. The company is rumored to revive its beloved Razr brand which dominated the phone landscape before smartphones were a thing. But the Razr will have to face stiff competition from the Galaxy Fold, which will be available on April 26 and the Huawei Mate X which, will be out sometime this summer but likely not in the US.On paper, the Galaxy Fold and Motorola Razr couldn’t be more different. Based off patent illustrations, Motorola appears to be taking a more practical approach than Samsung. Instead of a phone opening out into a tablet like the Galaxy Fold, the Razr folds up like a flip phone to be more pocketable. What makes this design “foldable” is that the Razr’s is expected to have one single screen that bends in the middle.Possible patent design filing for the ‘foldable’ Motorola Razr phone. WIPO The Galaxy Fold display opens and closes like a book. The Razr’s screen folds vertically in half like… well, a flip phone. In addition to a larger internal screen that folds in half, both phones should also have a screen on the outside of the device. Storage 6.6-inch OLED (2,142×876 pixels); NA (800×600 pixels) N/A Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Comments 60 Photos 512GB Mobile software Two 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel 3D depth Front-facing camera 4GB, 6GB 4,380mAh Galaxy Fold specs vs. foldable Motorola Razr 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED; 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Every foldable phone coming your way Foldable phones are so tantalizingly close 64GB, 128GB Battery Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge 8 N/A Price off-contract (USD) $1,500 12GB Each of these foldable phones costs more than most phones sold today. The Galaxy Fold starts at $1,980 for the 4G model (roughly converting to £1,500 or AU$2,800). Samsung hasn’t announced pricing for the 5G model. The Razr is expected to cost $1,500.Neither phone has been handled by journalists. Despite a confirmation from Motorola that they will launch a foldable phone this summer, the Razr hasn’t officially been announced. The Galaxy Fold on the other hand was shown and demoed onstage at a Samsung event in February. But other than a marketing video and seeing the phone behind glass, the Fold remains largely a mystery. Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: CNET editors react 9:54 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Tags Look, it’s me taking a photo of the Galaxy Fold in its glass case, but all you see if the specter of Huawei mirrored from the booth behind me #GalaxyFold #HuaweiMateX #MWC19 @CNET pic.twitter.com/SBcj6y0rmC— Jessica Dolcourt (@jdolcourt) February 25, 2019 RAM Now playing: Watch this: Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI Thanks to the enthusiast site XDA Developers, we have an idea of what the specs for the purported foldable Razr will be. If the specs are right, the foldable Motorola Razr will be much more of a midrange phone with a smaller screen, middle-of-the-road processor, smaller battery and much smaller starting storage.Samsung envisions the Galaxy Fold as a luxury device. Of course, the new Razr will have one thing one its side that the Fold doesn’t: nostalgia. Here’s how they stack up against the specs (that we know) of the Galaxy Fold. Motorola Razr (leaked specs)
Firefox 59: UI options to block notifications, microphone, camera and location by Martin Brinkmann on January 07, 2018 in Firefox – 26 commentsMozilla plans to roll out a change in Firefox 59, out 13.3.2018, that gives users better options to block notification, microphone, camera and location requests.More and more websites and services display prompts to users when they are accessed. Many want permission to send notifications to the browser and others may want access to the microphone, camera, and location requests.Notifications can be useful on paper. They allow sites to push notifications to the browser even if the site in question is not open. Something like “hey we have a new post” or “XYZ is on sale” come to mind. The problem is however that more and more sites start to implement these. This means that users get more prompts to allow notifications and that is something that is highly annoying as most users want notifications from select sites only.The situation is a bit different when it comes to microphone, camera and location preferences. These are required for specific functionality. If you want to join an audio or video chat, for instance, you need to allow access to the camera or microphone for that.Part of the user base does not want notifications and does not use services that require access to a computer’s camera or microphone.Firefox users have options to block these entirely, but only by using about:config.Disable notifications entirely in Firefox: set dom.webnotifications.enabled to false.Disable webcam/microphone in Firefox: set media.navigator.enabled and media.peerconnection.enabled to false.Disable location prompts in Firefox: set geo.enabled to false.The option to make these changes in the browser is helpful, but most users are never exposed to it unless they search for solutions actively on the Internet.Firefox 59: block permission promptsFirefox 59 changes this. The browser ships with options to block notification, microphone, camera and location requests in the browser UI.Load about:preferences#privacy in the browser’s address bar to get started.Scroll down to the “Permissions” section.Click on Location, Camera, Microphone or Notifications.On the screen that opens, check the “block new requests” box.Click save changes.This allows you to block prompts that website might display otherwise. You can still allow some sites to access these features of the browser, but the process is a bit difficult. Sites that you allowed previously continue to function as they did before.The options interface has no controls right now to add websites to them manually. This means that you will have to unblock the block control, get the website in question to trigger a prompt and allow it, to add it to the list of sites allowed to use the function. You would then enable the blocking of all requests again to complete the process.Mozilla could add an option to the permission options to add sites manually there to avoid this from getting too complicated.Closing WordsFirefox users who are annoyed by website notification prompts, or don’t want camera, microphone or location prompts, can disable these functions of the browser with just a couple of clicks starting with Firefox 59. (Thanks Sören)Now You: Do you use these functions?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 59: UI options to block notifications, microphone, camera and locationDescriptionMozilla plans to roll out a change in Firefox 59, out 13.3.2018, that gives users better options to block notification, microphone, camera and location requests.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Australians are reconnecting with domestic holidays with tourism forecasts showing the domestic holiday segment is growing fast and domestic visitor nights are set to grow solidly over the coming 10 years.These figures, released by Tourism Research Australia (TRA), reflect strong growth in the caravan and camping sector which in NSW has seen 16% growth in visitor nights in the past 12 months.“With the lower Australian dollar, and what we know is a growing nostalgia for the traditional caravan and camping holiday, it’s no surprise these figures are reflecting what our members have seen in their businesses for the past year,” Caravan & Camping Industry Association (CCIA) NSW, CEO, Lyndel Gray said today.“Australians spent a massive 15.7 m visitor nights caravan and camping in NSW last year and this data suggests the demand will continue to grow.“It also reveals that the holiday travel segment is growing at a much faster rate than Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) as Australians recognise the value of domestic holiday options.”Ms Gray said domestic tourism remains the largest component of Australia’s tourism industry and visitor nights are expected to grow 3% on average over the coming decade.“NSW has just recorded one of the strongest quarters of growth in the country for the caravan and camping sector, and we are confident this growth will continue as our industry has worked hard to provide products that meet the needs of today’s visitor.“On a national level, caravan and camping is the fastest growing commercial accommodation type outside of private rental accommodation being offered for holiday use – we are truly seeing a return to the great ‘Aussie’ holiday.” Caravan & Camping NSWSource = Caravan & Camping Industry Association
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