Lippi It would be a nobrainer for Real Madrid to hire

first_imgAntonio Conte has all the technical and psychological requirements to get Real Madrid back to winning ways, reckons Marcello LippiThe former Chelsea coach is the rumoured favourite to replace the fired Julen Lopetegui in the dugout at Real.And Lippi, who coached Conte at Juventus during his playing days, reckons that his fellow Italian is a logical choice for Los Blancos.“Conte has all the technical and psychological values to manage a great club and why not, even Real Madrid,” said Lippi, according to the Daily Mail.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I don’t know if he is interested in Real Madrid and if Real Madrid are interested in him but for sure he would be able to have Real Madrid come back.”Real Madrid Castilla boss Santiago Hernan Solari will be in charge on an interim basis for the next two weeks as the club decides on Lopetegui’s replacement.Former Real midfielder Esteban Cambiasso also backed the idea of Conte taking charge and reckons he will get on well with Real captain Sergio Ramos.Conte has also previously coached the Italian national team and Juventus.last_img read more

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Maybe our best start in the last few years Lloris

first_imgAccording to the France national team captain and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, his team is playing football very wellTottenham Hotspur is currently sitting in the fourth position of the English Premier League with 27 points.The Spurs is just 5 points away from leader Manchester City.And for France national team and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, this might be the best start in the last couple of years.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“At the moment in the league, we are in a good position. It is maybe one of our best starts of the last few years,” he told Goal.“We are in a good position and we need to carry on in the same way and try to improve the way we play.”“We are still competitive and we will be ready for top four challenge,” he added.last_img read more

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Neuer speaks ahead of Liverpool match

first_imgThe Bayern Munich goalkeeper talked how his team knows the rivals, ahead of their Champions League match.Bayern Munich will visit Anfield Road tomorrow to play against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And for Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, this is a very exciting match that he cannot wait to play on.“I’m looking forward to playing there. We heard a lot about the fans and atmosphere in the stadium,” he was quoted by The Liverpool Echo.“It will be two great games. For us, it’s very important to play Champions League.”“It’s a knockout game so it will be two finals. Everyone who watches a lot of football knows it’s a special atmosphere,” he commented.“Does it matter? Of course. I like it when fans are cheering a lot, close to the goal.”“But if you want to speak to your colleagues on the pitch it’s not that easy when it’s loud, they can’t hear you. You have to speak in a different way,” he explained.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Bayern was struggling in the German Bundesliga for most of the first part of the season, but now they are just two points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp’s former team.“I think we know Klopp and we know his style. He knows Bayern Munich as well.”“No one is in a better position. We know him, he knows us,” he recalled.“I like his style. I’ve seen him at Rome, and I’ve seen him in the Brazil team, he’s doing a great job,” Neuer added about Liverpool’s goalkeeper Alisson Becker.Suited and booted. Boss tha’ 👔#packmas #UCL #LFCFCB pic.twitter.com/1kMm57WTck— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 18, 2019last_img read more

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VIDEO State Rep Dave Robertson Talks With WCTV About His First 7

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — State Rep. Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) recently stopped by WCTV studios to discuss his first 7 months on the job and his committee assignments, as well as several important issues confronting Wilmington, including Olin, Route 38 and the North Wilmington train station.Watch the 30-minute interview between Robertson and WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville below:— Video Playerhttps://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/0/0/1/6/4/3/00164308-e61b-4bb4-82db-aec83c7fc9ee1564592338.989+69375038.033@castus4-wilmington+15645969221564595197430114.vod.1080p.20190731_Discourse_Ep1_Dave_Robertson.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/0/0/1/6/4/3/00164308-e61b-4bb4-82db-aec83c7fc9ee1564592338.989+69375038.033@castus4-wilmington+15645969221564595197430114.vod.1080p.20190731_Discourse_Ep1_Dave_Robertson.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”State Rep. Dave Robertson Announces June Office HoursIn “Government”last_img read more

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Watch the Porsche Taycan sprint to 124 mph 26 times in a

first_imgGetting to test the upcoming Porsche Taycan EV ahead of anyone else is pretty awesome. But what could make it even cooler? Being given the chance to beat the ever-loving heck out of the thing… for science.Jonny Smith of The Fully Charged Show on YouTube was recently given the chance to test the Porsche Taycan’s launch-control repeatability. For the test, Smith smashed the accelerator and sent Porsche’s first all-electric car to 124 miles per hour more than two dozen times. Despite the abuse, the time difference between the fastest and slowest runs was only 0.8 seconds.Porsche owes the Taycan’s repeat-launch-control ability to a few factors. The automaker points to the two permanent-magnet electric motors at each axle, which have a unique kind of assembly that allows more copper in each stator, improving output while simultaneously providing for more efficient cooling. Porsche also noted the thermal management system, which was built specifically for the Taycan to ensure this kind of repeatability. Enlarge ImageThat’s a lot o’ hustle. Porsche It goes without saying that Smith inevitably compares the Taycan’s capabilities to that of Ludicrous Mode in Tesla’s most powerful electrics. While the US automaker’s cars offer up warnings about repeated use of its brutal acceleration setting, the Taycan offers no such thing. It’s not nearly as quick as Tesla’s cars, but the repetition makes up for it.Since the car has yet to make its debut, which is set to change in a matter of weeks, Smith wasn’t able to show us anything about the car’s interior. The camera angles are all tight, hiding the dashboard, while a windshield-mounted camera shows Smith sitting on a seat that’s clearly been deliberately covered to hide its details. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see the whole thing, but it’s good to know that it can perform as a Porsche should. Share your voice Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Now playing: Watch this: 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Electric Cars Luxury cars Performance Cars More From Roadshow Porsche 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus review: A better EV, but maybe not the best 42 Photos Porsche Taycan on ice in Sweden Porsche Ice drifting in Porsche’s all-electric Taycan Comments Tags 5:27 2last_img read more

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Worlds first Chromebook Enterprise from Dell took close to 2 years to

first_imgDell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise. Sarah Tew/CNET Chromebooks — laptops that run on Google’s Chrome OS — are a growing part of the global PC market. The devices have consumed a large part of the education market in the past few years and have steadily pushed into the business world. Dell announced Monday the world’s first Chromebook Enterprise two-in-one and laptop to help solidify Chrome OS’ business presence.The two devices are designed to satisfy the IT execs faced with a new world that demands choice, said Brett Hansen, VP of Dell client software and general manager data security. “They want to be able to choose environments that make the most sense for either my organization, my department or even an individual.” Within that construct, Dell started conversations with Google about Chrome.Google had been talking with many businesses that wanted their workforce both using the cloud and a modern operating system, said Eve Phillips, Google’s group product manager for Chrome OS Commercial. “Things get lost, they’re not secure, real laptops get left places, for all of these reasons — for end users and IT — there are tons of benefits” for moving to a cloud-based OS.”At the same time,” Phillips added, “organizations also want to take advantage of what the cloud offers without throwing away everything they’ve got.”04-dell-latitude-5300-2-in-1-chromebook-enterpriseDell Latitude 5300 two-in-one Chromebook Enterprise. Sarah Tew/CNET Chromebook Enterprise aims to solve this from a software perspective with both Chrome OS and the enterprise features it enables, as well as combining it with the hardware, support and sale infrastructure from Dell. “It’s bringing all of the pieces together that organizations have grown to expect along with the modern OS of Chrome devices,” Phillips said.Dell and Google have been working on the extensive joint effort for close to two years. “To really get the benefits of both companies, there were things we had to do differently,” Phillips said. Those included integrating the security of verified boot and Google’s boot security chip into the hardware as well as enabling all of Dell’s support infrastructure.03-dell-latitude-5400-chromebook-enterprise Sarah Tew/CNET For Dell’s part, in addition to its hardware and support, the company is making broader adoption easier. “Right out of the gate we’re going to sell this in 50 countries and we’ll have 10 different keyboard languages,” Hansen said. And then there are the two devices themselves — a traditional clamshell and a two-in-one — which are designed as mainstream devices developed for a larger workforce.Built for durability, they’re made from carbon fiber and can be easily serviced by an IT department. They’re also highly configurable with everything from a Celeron up to eighth-generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and enterprise-class PCIe NVMe SSD drives up to 1TB. The 14-inch Latitude 5400’s battery can last up to 20 hours, while the 13-inch Latitude 5300 two-in-one can go for up to 14 hours, depending on configuration and tasks.Other benefits include unified endpoint management with VMware’s Workspace One, a revamped Google Admin panel with significantly faster load times and the option to enable managed Linux environments on Chromebooks.The Latitude 5400 price will start at $699 and the Latitude 5300 starts at $819. Both are available on Aug. 27. 35 best battery life laptops Comment Computers Now playing: Watch this: Tags 37 Photos Correction, 2 p.m. PT: Corrected the number of keyboard languages. 1 1:26 How to use Android Instant Tethering Share your voice Chrome OS Dell Google Intellast_img read more

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Daimler gets goahead for open road tests of selfdriving truck

first_imgClose Nevada has given Daimler AG, the worlds biggest truck maker, the go-ahead to test its self-driving heavy freight truck for the first time on the open road in ordinary traffic, the two sides announced on Tuesday (6 May).Daimler has previously shown off its prototype autonomous truck in Europe on a closed section of German autobahn. The truck maker says self-driving, or autonomous, trucks will help freight companies save money on fuel and increase safety on the roads.In order for Daimler to get the nod from Nevada, the truck, which will be under its Freightliner brand, underwent 10,000 miles of testing. The vehicle will now undergo testing under real road conditions.Daimler, which with its Mercedes brand has been at the forefront of German efforts to counter Googles advances in driverless cars, says it sees at least as much potential for automation in freight transportation.Daimler is also not alone in pushing automation technology for heavy-duty trucks. Swedens Scania, a unit of Volkswagen, is among peers working on platooning technology that allows several trucks to travel in tight convoy with a sole human driver in the lead vehicle.Daimler has previously said its truck model still requires human oversight while freeing the driver to perform back-office tasks such as handling bookings and billing, or planning future itineraries.last_img read more

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Car rams into soldiers outside Paris six injured

first_imgOfficials and rescuers gather near vehicles after a car slammed into soldiers on patrol in Levallois-Perret, outside Paris. Photo: AFPA car slammed into soldiers on patrol outside Paris on Wednesday, injuring six people, two of them seriously, police said.The vehicle took off after the incident, which took place at about 8:00 am (0600 GMT) in the northwestern suburb of Levallois-Perret.Police described the incident as an “apparently deliberate act”.France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015 and has seen a string of attacks on security forces who have been regularly targeted, particularly those guarding key tourist sites.An 18-year-old with a history of psychological problems was arrested on Saturday at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife and shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest).He told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier, sources close to the case told AFP.In February, a man armed with a machete attacked four soldiers on patrol at Paris’s Louvre Museum, while in April another extremist shot and killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees.In June, a 40-year-old Algeria doctorate student who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral.last_img read more

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In A Close Mexican Presidential Race The Outcome Could Depend On Texas

first_img Share MICHAEL ZANUSSI/FLICKR (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Downtown Dallas.While Texans are gearing up to vote in the 2018 midterm elections, there’s another election coming up even sooner that could have huge implications – the Mexican presidential election.The election will be held on July 1. As Dallas Morning News border correspondent Alfredo Corchado reports, Mexicans living in Texas could play a big role in the outcome. Dallas has the second largest number of Mexicans in the U.S. registered to vote in the election – a record high of 50,000 people.“The total numbers are six times greater than the last election,” Corchado says.He says the Dallas voters, and those throughout the U.S., are important because it’s expected to be a very close race.“It’s going to be, I think, a crucial vote and people see this as a very important swing vote,” Corchado says.He says election years are extremely deadly and violent in Mexico because of what’s at stake.“An election is not just about voting for the next president,” he says, “but also who controls which distribution route, and obviously the ones that come through Texas are highly contested.”Written by Jen Rice.last_img read more

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Couple burnt to death

first_imgCanning (WB): A couple were burnt to death at their home in South 24 Parganas district early today, hours before panchayat polls were to being in West Bengal, police said. Family members of the victims, stated to be a CPI(M) worker and his wife, alleged that goons of the ruling Trinamool Congress set fire to the house at Kachharabari locality of Kakdwip at around 1 am.”An incident of fire was reported. A man and his wife were burnt to death. Forensic experts have been called,” Sundarbans Coastal police district SP Tathagata Basu said.CPI(M) district secretary Shamik Lahiri named some people claiming that those goons of the Trinamool Congress had assaulted party worker Debaprasad Das and his wife Usha and then set the house afire.Minister and local Trinamool MLA Mantu Pakhira denied the allegation and said the fire may have been caused by short circuit.last_img read more

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How to Use Mobile to Reach Holiday Bargain Hunters

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This holiday season, retailers are inundating cautious shoppers with discount offers to try to lure them into stores and onto websites. How can small shops stand out from all the clutter? Go mobile with your marketing.Many bargain hunters are becoming avid users of mobile technologies for everything from Groupon deals to bar code scanners. But the mobile world still isn’t nearly as saturated with promotional offers as traditional media, giving small businesses the chance to grab shoppers’ attention — often right at the point of purchase.Before starting a mobile marketing campaign, you’ll want to distinguish between two types of bargain hunters: “bargain shoppers,” who won’t shop without the best price, and “bargain buyers,” who won’t buy without the best price.Bargain shoppers usually want to hear about deals before visiting a store or website because they are motivated more by the value of the deal than the value of the product features. Bargain buyers, on the other hand, usually value the product features but want to compare offers to get the lowest possible price.Related: The Top Five Mobile Marketing MistakesHere are some ways to create mobile marketing campaigns that appeal to both types of bargain hunter:How to target bargain shoppers: One simple way is to add mobile features to your traditional marketing campaign. Your ads can invite people to join text-messaging programs that deliver mobile coupons, daily deals and clearance promotions. For example, you might run a “12 Deals of Christmas” campaign by asking customers to text “DEALS” to a short code and then send them a dozen promotional text messages over the next few weeks.You also can include mobile Quick Response codes in ads so people can scan them with their smartphones to retrieve coupons and other offers. Although you can create QR codes for free on such sites as qrstuff.com and qrcode.kaywa.com, I recommend paying for a subscription and using a mobile marketing platform such as Trumpia, which includes built-in QR code features and messaging. That way, your tracking, messaging and database are all in one place.Related: Three Tips for Getting Started on FoursquareTo promote discount offers through a mobile app, feature the app in your advertising and ask people to search for it in their favorite app store or download it from a web site. You can build content apps on such sites as SwebApps, shoutem and AppMakr. In addition, sites such as MobiCart let you create a mobile commerce app so customers can shop for your products and make payments from anywhere.If you’re a bricks-and-mortar retailer, you also can put coupons on your website or in emails and ask bargain shoppers to show them on their mobile devices when they get to your store.How to target bargain buyers: You’ll want to advertise product features and benefits as usual, but also focus on drawing shoppers into your store or onto your website. Once they arrive, you can then make your mobile marketing pitch.In-store text messaging can appeal to a number of bargain buyers. For example, the price tag on a product might invite shoppers to text the item number to a short code for an instant 10 percent discount. To spark even more customer interest, offer a mystery discount ranging from 10 percent to 100 percent to anyone who texts in at checkout. Most text-messaging platforms allow you to set up a random reply, whereby most customers receive the 10 percent off message and a smaller percentage get bigger discounts. You also can use apps and QR codes to deliver instant discounts at your store or on your website.Related: How to ‘Mobilize’ Your Social Media MarketingOf course, it’s important to make the mobile marketing experience as easy as possible. Consider providing a fast Wi-Fi connection in your store, so more shoppers can quickly check out your mobile offers.If you’re worried that some customers won’t know how to text to a short code, scan a QR code or download an app, you can let them claim discounts by simply dialing a phone number and interacting with a voice response system.Remember, mobile devices and social media go hand-in-hand. Encourage your mobile bargain hunters to share their purchases and discounts with friends and family. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals December 6, 2011 Register Now »last_img read more

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Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox and others to disable TLS 10 and TLS

first_imgYesterday, Google, Mozilla, and Apple announced that by 2020, they will disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by default in their respective browsers. Kyle Pflug, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Edge said, “January 19th of next year marks the 20th anniversary of TLS 1.0, the inaugural version of the protocol that encrypts and authenticates secure connections across the web.” Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari already support TLS 1.2 and will soon support recently-approved final version of the TLS 1.3 standard. On the other hand, Chrome and Firefox already support TLS 1.3, while Apple and Microsoft are still working towards supporting TLS 1.3. Why disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1? The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), an organization that develops and promotes Internet standards is hosting discussions to formally deprecated both TLS 1.0 and 1.1. TLS provides confidentiality and integrity of data in transit between clients and servers while exchanging information. In order to keep this data safe, it is essential to use modern and highly secures versions of this protocol. The Apple’s Secure Transports team has listed down some benefits of moving away from TLS 1.0 and 1.1 including: Modern cryptographic cipher suites and algorithms with desirable performance and security properties, e.g., perfect forward secrecy and authenticated encryption, that are not vulnerable to attacks such as BEAST. Removal of mandatory and insecure SHA-1 and MD5 hash functions as part of peer authentication. Resistance to downgrade-related attacks such as LogJam and FREAK. For Google Chrome users, Enterprise deployments can preview the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 removal today by setting the SSLVersionMin policy to ‘tls1.2’. For enterprise deployments that need more time, this same policy can be used to re-enable TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1 until January 2021. Post depreciation here is what each browser maker has promised: TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be disabled altogether in Chrome 81, which will start rolling out “on early release channels starting January 2020.” Edge and Internet Explorer 11 will disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 by default “in the first half of 2020.” Firefox will drop support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 in March 2020. TLS 1.0 and 1.1. will be removed from Safari in updates to Apple iOS and macOS beginning in March 2020. Read more about this news in detail on Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) blog post. Read Next Introducing TLS 1.3, the first major overhaul of the TLS protocol with improved security and speed Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates gain the trust of all Major Root Programs Java 11 is here with TLS 1.3, Unicode 11, and more updateslast_img read more

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Macomb County legislators laud measure ensuring effective use of PFAS cleanup funds

first_img The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today supported a resolution in the Michigan House ensuring effective use of state funds provided to address a contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair.In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than a dozen sites across Michigan where per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in groundwater.State Reps. Diana Farrington, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido, Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch all supported the budget allocation as well as today’s resolution, which provides a framework to ensure public tax dollars are used in an impactful way.“We need to act quickly and efficiently to address the contamination in Macomb County,” said Marino, of Harrison Township, whose district includes the lake, river and Selfridge Air Base, which is adjacent to two of the contaminated sites. “The resolution we approved today will help form a sensible action plan to guide the efforts of state agencies and the PFAS Action Response Team appointed by Gov. Snyder.”The resolution calls on the PFAS Action Response Team to create a scientific advisory committee made up of experts with various backgrounds.“It’s important to ensure the spending decisions made by the PFAS Action Response Team are backed by science,” said Farrington, of Utica. “The advisory committee will conduct a non-biased scientific risk assessment to determine, among other things, the extent of PFAS contamination in Michigan and who is responsible for its presence.”Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said this will also help determine the extent of public exposure.“The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has identified 14 locations in Michigan so far, but I believe this will go much further,” Hornberger said. “PFAS are found in everything from fire foam used by the military to carpets, clothing and upholstery found in all homes.”Additionally, the scientific advisory committee will be asked to conduct an evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s current drinking water health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion.“This is a complex issue that the state of Michigan is likely going to be dealing with for many years to come,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “The information gathered by the scientific advisory committee will give us the tools we need to make sure state resources are spent in an effective and efficient manner.”Yaroch, of Richmond, said information gathered by the scientific advisory committee will help guide Michigan’s PFAS response in the future.“Protecting our fresh water is a top priority, and we need to respond quickly to address the risks of PFAS,” Yaroch said.### Categories: Hornberger News 06Feb Macomb County legislators laud measure ensuring effective use of PFAS cleanup fundslast_img read more

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Asheville is experiencing one of the states worst

first_imgAsheville is experiencing one of the state’s worst chickenpox outbreaks in more than two decades. The virus has taken hold at a school where many parents seek religious exemptions from vaccine requirements.Officials say that as of Friday, 36 children have contracted chickenpox at the Asheville Waldorf School.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports more than two-thirds of the school’s 152 students haven’t received the chickenpox vaccine, which became available in the U.S. in 1995. The school’s website says it enrolls children from early childhood through sixth grade.Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services’ Dr. Jennifer Mullendore says the outbreak should cause concern. She tells the newspaper that while the virus isn’t serious for most people, it can cause hospitalization for some children.Mullendore says health care providers have for years recommended all children who have healthy immune systems should be vaccinated.last_img read more

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Disabled activists halted traffic around Westminst

first_imgDisabled activists halted traffic around Westminster three times in a protest against further government austerity measures, just as Tory chancellor George Osborne was delivering a budget that will slash billions of pounds from disabled people’s support.The #Balls2TheBudget protests began in Whitehall shortly before 11am yesterday (Wednesday) with activists from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) – and supporters from other grassroots protest groups, such as WinVisible, Black Dissidents, London Latinxs, Occupy and Global Women’s Strike – halting traffic.On a signal, they pelted the gates outside Downing Street with plastic balls, on which they had written anti-austerity messages.Andy Greene, a member of DPAC’s national steering group, told fellow protesters: “There is no mandate for austerity, there is no justifying the cuts.“We want to deliver our messages, and these balls, right down the heart of the British government.“We want to deliver them right down Downing Street, to make sure that [Osborne’s] budget is scarred with our messages, that his budget isn’t the only narrative today, that we are the people, that we will have our say.“We will, whether they like it or not, keep coming back and keep resisting.”The protest moved on to Westminster Bridge, near where DPAC had hung a huge #Balls2TheBudget banner on the bank of the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament.After retrieving the banner, they spread it across the road, forcing police to close the bridge – which overlooks parliament – to traffic for about an hour.Protesters then moved to Parliament Square, directly outside the Houses of Parliament, where they blocked three key road junctions and brought traffic to a halt.Robert Punton, one of the DPAC activists who took part in the protest, said: “We gridlocked the three intersections, which knackered up the centre of London, which got them really nervous.”Police officers persuaded some protesters to move from the road but others refused, and four of them – three men, including Greene, and a woman – were arrested for highway obstruction and taken to a West End police station.Some DPAC activists also attended a short parliamentary debate on the impact of the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF).DPAC’s latest direct action protest came only two weeks after they came close to forcing their way into the main debating chamber of the House of Commons during prime minister’s questions, in a last-ditch protest against the ILF closure.Punton said yesterday’s protest had been a “brilliant action that got the point over. I think we achieved what we set out to do, and probably more.“The aim was to highlight that this was not a budget of the people, but a budget for the bankers and a budget for the millionaires.”He said the hope now was to build on the protest of two weeks ago and the latest actions, and use them to shake potential supporters out of their apathy.Punton said: “It’s now about building on what we did two weeks ago and what we did yesterday, and bringing the more apathetic population along with us.“The slogan by the end of yesterday was, ‘Actions speak louder than words.’ Doing something positive rather than talking about it.“We are trying to increase the number of people who get involved, because we can’t do this on our own.“The result of this prolonged attack on disability is that people are trying to camouflage their disability, rather than being proud of being disabled. We are looking for disabled people to redefine themselves once again as disabled people.”He added: “We were highlighting what was obvious to everybody, that we are again the groups that are paying for austerity.“It is people like us who are paying the bill, not just financially but socially, such as with our involvement in our community.”Punton said he believed police had only made the arrests because protesters from the mainstream grassroots group The People’s Assembly began turning up for their own Parliament Square protest.Punton said: “That’s when the police thought, ‘Let’s put an end to this, because it could really get out of hand.’ They had to quash it.”Picture by Kate Belgrave, www.katebelgrave.comlast_img read more

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CocaCola Is Betting Big on a New Kind of Milk That Costs

first_img Image credit: fair life via Youtube Next Article Coca-Cola Is Betting Big on a New Kind of Milk That Costs Twice as Much as Regular Enroll Now for $5 Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Introducing fairlife purely nutritious milk! Hayley Peterson November 25, 2014 Coca-Cola is launching a new kind of milk nationwide that the company says will “rain money.”The product is called Fairlife and it will sell for twice the price of regular milk when it hits store shelves nationally in December, Coca-Cola’s North American chief Sandy Douglas said at Morgan Stanley’s Global Consumer Conference last week.”It’s basically the premiumisation of milk,” Douglas said.The milk doesn’t contain lactose, and it has 50% more protein and calcium than regular milk, as well as 30% less sugar. Click to Enlarge+These are some of the advertisements for Fairlife milk.Fairlife is “a milk that’s premiumised and tastes better and we’ll charge twice as much for it as the milk we’re used to buying in a jug,” Douglas said, according to a transcript of his remarks. The milk is made on a sustainable dairy farm with “fully sustainable high-care processes with animals” and “has a proprietary milk filtering process,” he said. “The test markets have been amazing, and we’ve created a joint venture with a bunch of dairy farmers who are innovative leaders in the dairy industry.”This is the beginning of a long-term investment in the dairy business for Coca-Cola.”We’re going to be investing in the milk business for a while to build the brand so it won’t rain money in the early couple of years,” Douglas said. “But like Simply [orange juice], when you do it well it rains money later.”Coca-Cola’s investment comes at a tough time for the milk industry. Fluid milk sales have been declining for the past four decades. This story originally appeared on Business Insider Product Innovation Add to Queue 2 min read –shareslast_img read more

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Visa to Acquire Rambus Payments Portfolio

first_imgVisa to Acquire Rambus Payments Portfolio Business WireJune 25, 2019, 8:43 pmJune 25, 2019 account tokenization technologyBell IDMarketing Technology Newsnetwork tokenizationNewsVisa Previous ArticleUK Organisations Leaders in Adopting Business AutomationNext ArticleAlibaba’s 6.18 Mid-Year Shopping Festival Breaks Records Across China Visa Will Expand Enhanced Security Benefits of Tokenization Beyond Visa Cards to Any Type of Transaction, Including Domestic Card Networks, Account-Based and Real-Time Payments SystemsVisa announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the token services and ticketing businesses, formerly Bell ID and Ecebs LTD, from Rambus, a premier silicon IP and chip provider dedicated to delivering data faster and safer. The combination of Visa’s network tokenization capabilities with the local and account tokenization technology of Rambus will facilitate safer, more secure payments across all forms of global commerce.“Going forward, we will apply these expanded capabilities, expertise and scale to help further all forms of global commerce.”Visa is one of the industry leaders in tokenization technology which replaces sensitive payment information with a unique identifier, or “token”, to make digital payments safer. Today, Visa offers these capabilities through Visa Token Service for card-based payments on the Visa network. Rambus’ token technology will enable Visa to extend the security and convenience of tokenization to all types of transactions beyond Visa cards, including those on domestic card networks, account-based and real-time payments systems.“Facilitating safer, more secure digital transactions is core to Visa’s brand promise and central to growing electronic payments for everyone, everywhere. As the way people and businesses pay and get paid continues to evolve, the addition of Rambus’ technology will allow us to deliver greater security beyond the card to support more transactions, payments systems and participants,” said TS Anil, SVP, global head of payment products and platforms, Visa. “Going forward, we will apply these expanded capabilities, expertise and scale to help further all forms of global commerce.”Marketing Technology News: Haoqipei Secures US $60 Million in Series D Funding to Further Accelerate Growth of its Online B2B Auto Parts MarketplaceTokenization has been one of the most effective ways of reducing fraud and securing card payments at the point-of-sale, online and for stored card credentials. Following the launch of Visa Token Service in 2014, Visa has made significant progress building and scaling tokenization for card-based payments – Visa has enabled 100 markets for tokenization providing this capability to 90 percent of Visa’s total payment volume, with more than 60 global token requestors recently added to the token platform.“Rambus Payments and Ticketing solutions are at the forefront of tokenization technology,” said Jerome Nadel, SVP/GM, payments and ticketing and CMO, Rambus. “Joining forces with Visa as a payments leader will allow the group to scale technology and capabilities to deliver new products and services to the market, while continuing to partner with existing customers.”Marketing Technology News: Adaptive Ad Systems Completes Installation of New Ad-Insertion Equipment on National Cable TV Systems Adds 40,000 Additional SubscribersBeyond tokenization, Rambus’ digital ticketing portfolio and expertise in transit complement Visa’s commitment to delivering global transit and mobility solutions to public transit operators, technology partners and cities around the world. Visa has nearly 250 transit projects underway around the world, helping millions of people get where they are going faster and easier than ever before. Visa will continue to support public transport operators, clients and partners to deliver new forms of acceptance and mobility solutions, helping improve the passenger experience for billions of journeys.Marketing Technology News: Zeno Media and ADORA Cooperate on Strategic Marketing and Mobile App Content for Diaspora Listenerslast_img read more

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Facebook shares in fresh slide amid US consumer agency probe

“This helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about, and provides you with a better experience across Facebook,” the statement said, while pointing to ways users can turn off the feature.British authorities meanwhile said they were assessing data seized in a raid on the London offices of Cambridge Analytica as part of their investigation.About 18 enforcement agents from the Information Commissioner’s Office participated in the raid late Friday after getting a court order.”This is one part of a larger investigation by the ICO into the use of personal data and analytics by political campaigns, parties, social media companies and other commercial actors,” the agency said.Cambridge Analytica, which worked on US President Donald Trump’s election campaign, has been accused of illegally mining tens of millions of users’ Facebook data and using it to target potential voters.Facebook took out full-page ads in nine major British and US newspapers on Sunday to apologize to users.”We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t we don’t deserve it,” Zuckerberg said in the ads. A US consumer protection agency said Monday it has opened an investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices, in another blow to the social network struggling to deal with a growing crisis on misuse of its member data. Mark Zuckerberg’s apology has done little to quell concerns over personal data misuse at Facebook, which faces probes on both sides of the Atlantic The Federal Trade Commission confirmed news reports from last week that it had opened an inquiry over the harvesting of Facebook data on tens of millions users of the social network by the British consulting group Cambridge Analytica.While the FTC normally refuses to comment on its probes, it took the unusual step of confirming a “non-public investigation” into Facebook over whether it mishandled private data or violated a 2011 agreement which settled an earlier probe.”The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers,” said acting consumer protection chief Tom Pahl.”Foremost among these tools is enforcement action against companies that fail to honor their privacy promises, including to comply with Privacy Shield (the US-EU privacy accord), or that engage in unfair acts that cause substantial injury to consumers in violation of the FTC Act.”Pahl added that companies who have settled previous FTC actions “must also comply with FTC order provisions imposing privacy and data security requirements.”Facebook signed a consent decree with the consumer agency in 2011 settling charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then allowing it to be shared and made public.Pahl said the agency “takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook.”Facebook shares skidded more some three percent Monday after the announcement, having lost some 14 percent last week over a crisis which has wiped out some $90 billion in market value. © 2018 AFP The US Federal Trade Commission has taken the unusual step of confirming a probe into Facebook following revelations on the leakage of data on millions of users of the social network Raid in LondonThe world’s biggest social network is also facing calls on both sides of the Atlantic for more information on how its user data was leaked.A public apology by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has failed to quell outrage over the hijacking of personal data.Separately, Facebook disputed reports that it had been logging call and text data surreptitiously from its users.A Facebook statement said call and text history logging “is part of an opt-in feature” for those using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android. FTC, states increase pressure on Facebook on privacy (Update) Explore further Citation: Facebook shares in fresh slide amid US consumer agency probe (2018, March 26) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-facebook-fresh-consumer-agency-probe.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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