Air traffic ground to a halt as Kallas announces single sky crackdown

first_imgAround 40% of flights at France’s main airports have been cancelled today (11 June) as air traffic controllers walk off the job in protest of measures announced this afternoon by Siim Kallas, European transport commissioner, to force European Union countries to combine their national airspaces.Under legislation passed in 2004, member states were supposed to complete the combination of Europe’s 27 national airspaces into nine functional blocs by December 2012, however resistance from national air traffic authorities and unions have meant that not a single bloc has yet been created.The Commission believes the original legislation was too weak and has today proposed to revise it to give it more teeth. The revised legislation would confer more powers on Eurocontrol, the international organisation that monitors European air-traffic control. It would also set stricter targets, and give the Commission the mandate to pursue infringement action against member states that do not co-operate. The strike is expected to cause the cancellation of up to 50% of flights to and from French airports between today and Thursday. The unions say the plan would eliminate jobs and the crack-down would divert financial resources at a time when France needs to upgrade its national system.Air traffic controllers in six other EU countries will join the strike action tomorrow (12 June) in a more limited fashion. These include controllers in Hungary, Portugal and Slovakia. But these actions are unlikely to cause a large number of cancellations or delays.The Commission says the combination is needed because the current EU system means planes waste time and money taking illogical routes around countries to avoid incurring many national fees. The United States’ system has to deal with double the number of flights in the same airspace size as the European Union, but does so at half the cost. The US has only one air-traffic control authority, and just a third of the EU’s number of control centres.The Commission estimates that if the situation in Europe persists, congestion costs will increase by around 50% by 2050.last_img read more

Ringside reporters recall date with destiny

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Yates worked for 18 years as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Latin America. A four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he is professor emeritus and the former dean of the College of Media at the University of Illinois.Sterngold is a senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal.In the build-up to the Tyson-Douglas fight, how would you describe the media attention and fan vibe — was there a real buzz — in Japan about the upcoming spectacle?Yates: There was not that much buzz about the fight . . . most boxing experts assumed this was just a tune-up for Tyson’s fight with Evander Holyfield that was to take place that June. Japanese fans knew who Tyson was, but they had no idea who Douglas was. I think a lot of Japanese were simply interested in seeing two heavyweight American boxers pound each other silly.Sterngold: I don’t recall what the buzz was in its entirety but there was excitement in Japan, which does not get many heavyweight title fights.So there was some attention paid to Tyson and his entourage. But the buzz in the fight world, as I recall, was that Douglas was a chump and would probably not last more than a couple of rounds. That’s why the NYT asked me to cover the fight. They did not feel it was worth the expense of sending our regular boxing reporter halfway around the world if the fight was just going to last 90 seconds or so. So they chose a correspondent based in Tokyo to provide coverage.For Japanese-language media, was there a lot of air time and print space devoted to coverage of the fight beforehand? What about in the days immediately after Tyson lost?Yates: There wasn’t much pre-fight excitement . . . except in the sports papers. Naturally, the Japanese promoters who were working with Don King did their best to generate buzz, but I don’t think the Japanese public was impressed. After the fight, it was a different story. There was speculation that Tyson had been drugged, or that he was high, or that he was suffering from a hangover. In fact, when all was said and done, the conclusion was that Tyson had not taken Douglas seriously.In terms of human drama, how would you characterize reporting on this fight and all of the various figures involved — Don King, Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas — and how it shaped up?Yates: After the fight American reporters engaged in a lot of speculation as to the reasons for Tyson’s poor showing. In talking with a few people on the periphery of Tyson’s entourage, most agreed that Tyson’s head was not in the fight. He was involved in a rocky relationship with actress Robin Givens and had just split with his trainer Kevin Rooney, who I was told, was able to keep Tyson focused.Don King was viewed as a manipulative, greedy sleaze ball by American reporters, but Japanese reporters looked at him as an American oddity.“He has strange hair, doesn’t he,” one Japanese reporter declared to me. Douglas was viewed as a phenomenon, a curiosity . . . as one Japanese friend told me: “He was an American version of a divine wind.”Sterngold: It was unusual and exciting. I interviewed Tyson beforehand in his hotel room and it seemed he was not taking Douglas seriously.He was confident. When I met him he was watching kung-fu fights on the TV, laughing and messing around with friends. He did not want to talk much about details of the fight or his strategy. Japan seemed like a novelty to him but not of great interest.The fight itself was an amazing drama. It was clear from the early rounds that Douglas was prepared and, even if he lost, he was going to give Tyson a real fight. He was counterpunching really well, letting Tyson flail and throw wild punches. And he kept Tyson at a distance with very effective jabs that were causing swelling around Tyson’s eyes. Tyson was frustrated that he was not able to get inside and demolish Douglas.Douglas was clearly executing a plan, catching Tyson off guard. He was starting to hurt Tyson and wear him down by the middle rounds, even though Douglas was also taking some very hard shots.When Douglas was knocked down in the eighth, it appeared it might be the beginning of the end. Tyson floored him with a thunderous punch, but at the count of nine the bell rang ending the round. If anything, that seemed to motivate Douglas and he came back very quickly in the ninth round.When Douglas suddenly started connecting and visibly stunning a very tired Tyson, it was electric.In the 10th round it was clear that Douglas was moving methodically toward a knockout and the audience seemed incredulous. People seemed unable to believe what they were seeing.When Douglas knocked him down, Tyson was out. He had been very badly beaten.The last chapter in the story was the effort by Don King to overturn the knockout. He raced up to the press, including me, after the fight and ordered that we not report that Tyson had lost because he had not.King tried to argue that an incompetent referee had failed to count properly when Douglas was down and that Tyson had actually won at that time. He insisted that he had made some calls and that, without a doubt, the outcome would be reversed and that we would be embarrassed if we went ahead and reported a Douglas win.Of course, I had already filed a story on the phones at ringside, so I never considered holding back, but King’s tantrum added to the drama. Of course, he failed to change the outcome.Do you consider this one of the most unforgettable assignments of your journalism career?Yates: Not really. I had covered the 1988 Seoul Olympic games and organized the Chicago Tribune’s coverage of that event. That WAS unforgettable-especially the boxing match in which a fight broke out in the ring between Korean coaches and the referee when a Korean boxer lost a decision. I was not a sports reporter, but I loved covering sports like the games between visiting major league baseball players and Japanese all stars. The most unforgettable stories I ever covered had to be the Fall of Saigon in April 1975, the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 and the revolutions in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala in the 1980s.Sterngold: It was great fun and very, very exciting. But I had more exciting stories.When the fight ended, how much time did you have to file your first story on deadline? Was there a rush of adrenaline on your part to get it done?Yates: I was using my laptop and making lots of notes as the fight was progressing. When the fight ended, the story sort of wrote itself. I filed two stories-one to make the first edition and then a longer one that contained more detail for the final edition. There wasn’t really an adrenaline rush-just a lot of shock.Sterngold: Yes, the surprise knockout added to the pressure to file quickly. Remember, there were no cellular phones at that time, and I did not have time to get to my office to file a story.I had been sitting at a press table at ringside. There were a couple of phones there, but we had been told that they were solely for the use of the Japanese press and could not be used to make overseas calls.Given the sudden increase in the importance of the story, and the time pressure because of the time difference with New York, I just grabbed one of the phones and dialed to see if I could get through to the NYT offices in New York. It worked and I had to dictate, off the top of my head, my story to a wonderful editor.Adding to the difficulty of trying to think clearly was the fact that there was a rock concert that (week, starting on the 14th) in the Egg (I think it was the Rolling Stones) and so workmen started to remove the boxing ring and reconfigure the seating as soon as the audience cleared out.I was on the phone trying to compose sentences in my head as the workmen pushed me aside and pulled away the furniture and the seating. It was chaotic.Did you feel additional pressure in your own mind to raise the stakes, so to speak, to deliver a knockout story, what with the knowledge this was one of the recognized biggest upsets in sports history, any sport?Yates: I knew this was an upset of historical proportions, so there was really no need to raise the stakes, so to speak. The story almost wrote itself.Sterngold: The opposite. The story itself held so much drama that I did not need to embellish. I composed a fairly straightforward article just describing as clearly as I could exactly what I had seen first hand.What adjectives, what descriptions,what cliches immediately come to mind in January 2015 to sum up this fight and all that it represented, including the beginning of the end of Tyson’s reign of invincibility?Yates: Going into the fight Tyson seemed invincible. He was a 42-1 favorite and had amassed a record of 37-0 with 33 knockouts. He captured the heavyweight crown at 20 —younger than any other boxer ever. Douglas had a record of 29-4-1 when he went into the fight-not bad by heavyweight boxing standards.After the fight Tyson’s invincibility was shattered-though some saw the fight as an anomaly that he would move past quickly. I don’t think he ever did. For Douglas, who earned $1 million for the fight to Tyson’s $9 million, it represented an opportunity to go on to boxing greatness. But he blew it.When he fought Holyfield in Oct. 1990, he weighed almost 250 pounds (113 kg) and was grossly out of shape. He got a $20 million paycheck for that fight, retired and drifted into boxing obscurity.Sterngold: It told you that in boxing, as in life, willpower, skill and psychological fitness can make the seemingly impossible come true.Douglas, who knew people had dismissed him as a loser, had his moment in the sun. Good for him. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Looking back: Ex-Chicago Tribune reporter Ron Yates, seen in a 1985 photo in Bangkok, says there was a “lot of shock” when he filed his story on the Mike Tyson-Buster Douglas fight. | RON YATES Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas, James Sterngold, Ron Yates center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Fifth in a seriesTo gain perspective on what it was like to cover the Mike Tyson-James “Buster” Douglas fight, The Japan Times reached out to two veteran newspapermen who pounded out copy at Tokyo Dome for the historic world heavyweight title fight, James Sterngold, working as a correspondent for The New York Times, and Ron Yates of the Chicago Tribune. KEYWORDSlast_img read more

Nietes wins 3rd world title, beats Thai foe for vacant flyweight belt

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Donnie Nietes after his fifth round TKO win over Raul Garcia of Mexico on May 28, 2016. Photo by Roy LuarcaDonnie Nietes bagged his third world title after beating Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand by unanimous decision for the vacant IBF flyweight belt in the main event of Pinoy Pride 40 Saturday night at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino in Cebu.Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion in history, outpointed Nantapech, 115-113 and 117-111 on two of the judges’ scorecards.ADVERTISEMENT Nietes, who turns 35 on May 13, joined Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire as the only Filipinos to win at least three titles in three different divisions. He won titles in the minimumweight and light flyweight class.The Negros Occidental native improved his record to 40-1-4 with 22 knockouts. – Roy LuarcaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Paul scores 29, Clippers beat Jazz to force Game 7 Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img read more

Disneyland News — Week of April 20, 2019

first_imgFantasmic!2222222 Share This!Easter is here, the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival wraps up, and the Get Your Ears on Celebration continues! Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.Special Events and Notes© DisneySunday is Easter, and in addition to seasonal decor, character greeting opportunities, and merchandise, several hotel restaurants are running special menus or events for the occasion, including PCH Grill and Storytellers Cafe. Disneyland Hotel is holding an Easter Egg Hunt from 8 am to 11 am for its guests; you can register with Guest Services if you’re staying there and would like to participate. Also, Sunday will be your last chance to experience Disney’s Egg-stravaganza Scavenger Hunt, which concludes on Easter Sunday. Check out this post for more details, and let us know in the comments what you’ve thought of it if you’ve already done it!If you haven’t had a chance to experience the Disney California Adventure’s Food & Wine Festival yet, the time to do so is now — the event concludes on April 23, 2019. Disneyland is continuing its Get Your Ears On Celebration, however, commemorating 90 years of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Keep your eyes open for special menu selections, treats, character greetings, entertainment, and merchandise throughout the resort. Make sure you check out Rikki’s preview and Guy’s rundown of the best snacks for more details on what to expect. As part of that, Disney has announced that Philharmagic, the long-running show at Magic Kingdom, will be debuting this month at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. Keep your eyes open for it soon.Finally, Disney is running a preview for its upcoming live-action Aladdin remake with Will Smith and Mena Massoud at the Main Street Opera House in Disneyland Park. You can find more details here.As a reminder, Disney has announced some new rules and restrictions on stroller size (including no stroller wagons allowed), smoking prohibitions (no more smoking areas in the parks or at Downtown Disney), and restrictions on ways to keep coolers/cooler bags chilled (no loose ice or dry ice). These restrictions take place May 1 for the stroller and smoking changes, while the ice restrictions are already in effect. You can read the official details here.CrowdsCrowds are once again predicted to be much higher during the week than on the weekend, with Tuesday through Thursday all predicted to have level 9 crowds. Easter weekend should be relatively low, with 5 level crowds on both days.Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherAnaheim will have yet another week of pretty variable weather, with highs ranging from a chilly 69 on Saturday up to a fairly warm 85 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. Only Saturday presents a chance of rain, and it’s pretty remote at 10%.As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsDisneyland has a full slate of entertainment this week, with Mickey’s Mix Magic, Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, World of Color, and Fantasmic! shown at least once a day each. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Dapper Dans, can be found here. PricePEAKPEAKREGREGREGREGREG Disneyland8-118-118-128-128-128-128-12 Early EntryDLDCADCADLDCADLDCA Admission and HoursAs you might expect, there are plenty of Passholder blockouts for Easter weekend. Southern California, Southern California Select Passholders, and Deluxe Passholders are all blocked out on Saturday, Southern California and Southern California Select Passholders are also blocked out on Sunday, and Select Passholders can’t go on Friday, either. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Peak Price ($149/$141) on Saturday and Sunday, and Regular Price ($129/$122) every other day.Regular park hours are as follows this week: California Adventure8-108-108-108-108-108-108-10 SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri Disney’s Mix Magic1111111 World of Color1111111 Soundsational Parade2222222 For early admission, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsAt Disneyland Park, the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough remains offline as the castle remains under a scrim for renovations.Over at California Adventure, the Silly Symphony Swings are still offline through May 24. Also, the Red Car Trolley is remains dark until next spring.As always, be aware that refurbishments can pop up unexpectedly, so check out our refurbishments page to make sure your favorite ride is still running, and for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.That should do it for this week’s news. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments. ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFrilast_img read more

South Africa’s education system critical to competitiveness

first_imgAs Team South Africa prepares to showcase the country’s successes at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, we must remember that a quality education for young people is critical to our global competitiveness, writes Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola.“The building of leaders begins at the foundation stages of a child’s life and the education system as well as the community must be part of this process,” writes Miller Matola. (Image: Brand South Africa)Miller MatolaThe nation brand is an extremely complex concept. I recently found a diagrammatic representation in a paper entitled the Nation Brand Molecule which shows illustrates exactly how complex this concept is. The nation brand is a composite reflection of each citizen in the country and therefore building and sustaining a positive nation brand image requires all hands on deck. Most important, however, is the political will required to build a cohesive and consistent nation brand.I preface my thoughts in this way as I consider the 2014 matriculation results.One particular point stood out above all else as I listened to various opinions and reports on this issue over the last few days – the recrimination and lack of accountability. I lament the lost spirit that it takes a village to raise a child. The children we raise today will form part of the economically active part of our population who will drive the competitiveness of our country. Therefore, the children we fail today, must account for more than just recriminations.Competitiveness is, among others, defined as the “effectiveness and efficiency with which a nation uses its human, capital and natural resources”. Another definition looks at competitiveness as a “country’s ability to maintain high rates of growth and employment”. Competitiveness therefore brings together two elements: economic success, which takes the form of market growth, high employment and increasing living standards of the population, and the efficient and effective utilisation of a nation’s resources.How will South Africa ever achieve either of these elements if we continue to blame others for the failure of our education system to ensure that our children have the ability to access the opportunities that are available for their growth and development? In denying our children the ability to access these opportunities, we deny our country the possibility of achieving the greatness we know we are capable of.This may sound dire, but the development of dynamic economies and the enhancement of economic competitiveness are at the forefront of global discussion at the moment. The majority of nations of the world are striving to improve the international economic competitiveness of their countries rather than trying to avoid global competition behind protective walls. At the crux of a nation’s ability to compete in the global marketplace is its competitiveness.I anticipate that this will be among the foremost topics of discussion at the 2015 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland from 21 to 24 January 2015. Indeed, the theme of the forum is the “New Global Context” which talks to the way in which the global economic and political architecture is being reshaped by new economic realities and new political formations. Without doubt innovation and technology as drivers of development and national prosperity will feature highly in the deliberations.What drives the competitiveness of countries and, at the same time, what are the key success factors?A 1995 World Competitiveness Report by the International Institute for Management Development asserted that the competitiveness of companies and nations is influenced by eight major factors:• A competitive domestic economy that brings higher value-added productivity and prosperity to the country.• Outward-looking economic policies that increase economic activities and improve the country’s economic performance; higher integration with the international economy, more productive resource allocation and higher living standards.• Less government intervention; government policies concentrating on creating a competitive environment for enterprises and providing macroeconomic and social conditions to minimise external risks.• Internationally integrated financial sector that supports competitiveness. A well-developed infrastructure with availability of natural resources; a functional business system, information technology, transport, communication and an educated skilled labour force that promotes competitive business environment in a country.• Managerial ability that provides long-term orientation to adapt to changes in the competitive environment; a level of entrepreneurship and skills for integration of business activities.• Capability for efficient and innovative application of existing technologies that bring competitive advantage. Investment in research and innovative activities for acquiring new knowledge.• A knowledge-based society and skilled labour force that increases a country’s productivity and competitiveness.These factors are still as relevant today as they were in 1995.On paper, our country has legislation and policies that speak to our intention to create the necessary environment that builds our competitiveness. But can we honestly say that we are indeed all playing our part in implementing the policies that will see South Africa grow into a competitive country that speaks to a robust economy as well as a one that nurtures and develops our human capacity?As I reflect on the development of our human capacity, I noted with concern that one of the findings following the completion of the 2014 matric exams was that learners were promoted to Grade 12 despite not being adequately prepared for the grade. How will this assist us in developing excellence in our young people? How will such actions help us build a country where our people are able to lead others and build a spirit of excellence in others?South Africa’s National Development Plan is our blueprint for social and economic development by 2030. This plan has adopted a “youth lens” in its proposals to ensure young people become active, contributing citizens and should see young people receiving quality education – particularly around maths and science programmes, skills transfer and training.Significantly, the NDP also prioritises leadership as a pillar our country’s growth and development. The building of leaders begins at the foundation stages of a child’s life and the education system as well as the community must be part of this process. Leaders are not built by governments, rather by families and communities. How can we therefore play our part to ensure we nurture the development of leaders in, among others, our homes, communities, workplaces? This is something all South Africans must begin to reflect on. It aligns very strongly to the spirit that “it takes a village …”I would also suggest that we take this spirit of “it takes a village…” to the macroeconomic level in our country – it takes a village to build a country that is competitive, it takes a village to build a country that serves each of our people, enabling each citizen to play their part in our country’s growth and development.As we entered 2015, it occurred to me that we must collectively deliver the vision of a prosperous and developed South Africa as envisaged in the National Development Plan in a mere 15 years. Can we do it? Do we have the will, the resilience, the tenacity, the spirit to make the National Development Plan a reality? Or will we be found wanting by this generation of young people and those to come?Follow Team South Africa at WEF Davos on @Brand_SA #SAinDavos or @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA.Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South Africa. Follow him on Twitter at @MillerMatola.This opinion piece was originally published in Business Report on 15 January 2015.Rojas-Méndez (2013: 466) has attempted to illustrate the complexity of the nation brand construct in what he refers to as the nation brand molecule.last_img read more

CallerComplaints: Fighting Telemarketers Through Crowdsourcing

first_imgDespite the federal legislation of the Do-Not-Call list, many people still receive telemarketer phone calls on a regular basis. Although you can report the violators to various government agencies, few take the time to do so. But now there is a web site that can help: aims to build the largest telemarketer database on the web, built entirely by user submissions.About CallerComplaintsThe idea behind the CallerComplaints web site is simple. If you receive an annoying call from a telemarketer, you can search the database to see if the number has already been entered and, if so, you can add your complaint to the file. If the number does not show up in the search results, you can enter in a new complaint.For a complaint to be entered, you must fill in the phone number, the caller type (telemarketer, political caller, debt collector, prank caller, or unknown), the complaint details, and you must complete the CAPTCHA before clicking “File.” You don’t have to provide your name – that field is optional – and, if you know who is calling you, there is a box for that as well. Filing a ComplaintThere is also a section on the site called “spoofed numbers,” which categorizes the more unethical telemarketers who trick Caller IDs to display an incorrect phone number, something that is done so you can’t report them. On CallerComplaints, however, you can still file complaints against these spoofed numbers.Users on the site can mark each other’s feedback at useful or report feedback as spam, but doing so doesn’t appear to actually have any impact on whether or not the feedback is displayed or how it is ranked. How Filing a Complaint HelpsInstead of relying on the government to resolve the telemarketer problem, CallerComplaints wants to publicly shame companies instead. The web site’s content is designed to be easily indexed by search engines, so the next time someone searches for a number using one of the major search engines, they’ll find the complaints submitted about that number at the top of their search results, hopefully displaying the company’s name, as well.Unfortunately, since many shady telemarketers have their calls masked so as to display as “unknown number” on Caller ID, neither this site nor the government’s Do Not Call’s complaint filing service can help resolve that problem.In theory, the data collected by the site could be used to file joint-action complaints with government agencies, but CallerComplaints does not actually have plans to get involved to this extent to provide a service like this, leaving legal action in the hands of the government.However, as an online database to research those mystery numbers, the site does a good job of making it easy to find numbers, file complaints, and leave feedback, which, at the very least, makes for a very cathartic experience. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#web last_img read more

Russian-Speaking Hackers are Using Email to Attack US Retailers and Others

first_imgInside the United States, the hacking group, called TA505, has focused its attacks on the retail and hospitality sectors—with an emphasis on large retailers, including a popular U.S.-based department store chain.Cyber attackers have found an inventive new way to rip off retailers and others, a digital security firm says. An investigation by researchers at security vendor CyberInt Technologies Ltd. say they have connected a single group of hackers, known as TA505, to a range of attacks against retailers and financial institutions around the world. The hackers conduct their attacks by using legitimate remote-access software and innocent-looking files attached to “spear-phishing” emails… Digital Commerce 360 Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Nedved: Juve ‘ready’ for another CR7

first_imgPavel Nedved says Juventus are “ready to seize every opportunity” that comes their way, including one of Cristiano Ronaldo proportions. Juve held their annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday, where a plan to raise €300m through an increase in share capital was approved. When asked whether the Bianconeri could pull off another Ronaldo-esque deal, Nedved made it clear they would not shy away from one.  “We’re always ready to seize every opportunity,” the Vice-President told reporters. “We’ve talked about development and we want to develop on all fronts, above all the sporting one because it’s a leading part of the club. “And with this, I’ve think I said everything.” The Czech when then asked about whether Merih Demiral had broken any club rules with his politically-charged salute while playing for Turkey. “I’ve talked to the lad. We wanted to understand it further. It was a strong gesture but, for us, he didn’t violate our code of ethics. “Now we’re awaiting any decisions made by FIFA bodies.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more