Yankees Rookie Shines, Vets Wilt

first_imgBALTIMORE — Maybe it was the change in venue. Perhaps it was a lengthy layoff between starts, or possibly that the Baltimore Orioles were looking for revenge.Whatever the reason, the Michael Pineda that pitched at Camden Yards on Friday night bore no resemblance to the New York Yankees’ right-hander who struck out 16 Orioles in a dominating effort at Yankee Stadium last month.Pineda didn’t make it out of the fifth inning, and the first-place Yankees staggered through an 11-3 defeat against the defending AL East champions.On May 10, Pineda reached a career high in strikeouts against Baltimore. In this one, he fanned only two in 4 1/3 rocky innings, allowing six runs, nine hits and two walks.It was Pineda’s shortest outing since being ejected in the second inning on April 23, 2014, for using pine tar on the mound.“I tried to throw my best pitch in the game today, and the slider was not working very good,” he said.Chris Davis delivered an RBI single in the first inning and a three-run homer in the third, both against Pineda (7-3). The slugger came into the game 1 for 11 with eight strikeouts in his career against the 6-foot-7 hurler.“We did our homework,” Davis said. “I think the more you see a guy, you know what he’s going to do. Tonight he just didn’t look as sharp as he was in New York and we were able to take advantage of it.”Caleb Joseph hit a solo shot and Jimmy Paredes had three singles and two RBIs for the Orioles, who have won five straight.Pineda hadn’t pitched since June 1 because the Yankees don’t want to overwork him, but he wouldn’t blame the extended break for his subpar performance.“They tried to take care of me and give me a little rest,” Pineda said. “What happened tonight, it happens with everybody.”Mason Williams homered in his major league debut for the first-place Yankees, who have dropped two in a row after winning seven straight.Ubaldo Jimenez (4-3) gave up three runs in five innings to earn his first win since May 11. Although the right-hander struggled from the outset, he kept the damage to a minimum and received plenty of offensive support.New York failed to score in the first inning after loading the bases with no outs. Davis singled in a run in the bottom half.Alex Rodriguez picked up his 1,999th career RBI with a single in the Yankees’ third, but Baltimore used a run-scoring single by Adam Jones and Davis’ 13th home run to go up 5-1.After striking out in his first at-bat, Williams hit a two-run drive to right in the fourth.“Pretty speechless,” he said. “Honestly it was my first home run of the year. I wish it would’ve come at a better time in this game.”The former fourth-round draft pick was removed for a pinch hitter after going 1 for 2.Baltimore pulled away with a four-run sixth that began with Joseph connecting off Jacob Lindgren. Later in the inning, first baseman Mark Teixeira overthrew second base trying for a force play, ending his career-high errorless run at 109 games and providing the Orioles with four unearned runs.That put Baltimore in double figures in runs for the first time since April 26.ROSTER MOVEThe Yankees sent reliever Esmil Rogers outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the game. The right-hander allowed four runs Friday and has a 6.27 ERA.“I thought he actually threw the ball decently tonight,” manager Joe Girardi said. “But it hasn’t been consistent work for him and we wanted to try to get him going.”TRAINERS ROOMYankees: OF Jacoby Ellsbury (right knee sprain) is running at about 60 percent according to Girardi, who added, “He’s starting to do a little bit of everything now.”Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (right shoulder tendinitis) felt no lingering pain after his rehab assignment Thursday night. He is slated to pitch two innings for Single-A Frederick on Tuesday.ON DECKYankees: CC Sabathia starts against the Orioles on Saturday night looking for his 212th career win, which would give him sole possession of 23rd place on the win-list for left-handers.Orioles: Bud Norris takes the mound for Baltimore. He’s 2-4 with an 8.63 ERA this season, but is 4-1 lifetime against New York.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ohio State Fans Dominate Twitter Poll By 5-Star WR Trevon Grimes Asking Where He Should Go

first_img@TrevonGrimes7@TrevonGrimes7Trevon Grimes, one of the top wide receivers in the 2017 class, took to Twitter to ask fans where he should commit to. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is down to six schools – Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State – and plans on committing in August. Grimes, the No. 4 WR and No. 28 player in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, created Twitter polls asking his followers which of the six schools he should attend. Ohio State dominated the poll.  @TrevonGrimes7@TrevonGrimes7 @TrevonGrimes7@TrevonGrimes7Ohio State is believed to be the favorite to land the St. Thomas Aquinas product. The Buckeyes’ 2017 class is the No. 1 class in the country. MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Michelle Obama and Joe Biden in Toronto for separate speaking engagements

first_imgTORONTO – Two prominent figures in U.S. politics were north of the border in Toronto on Tuesday for separate speaking engagements that were both closed to the media.Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke about education and equality for girls and women around the world at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada.Later in the day, former vice-president Joe Biden gave a keynote speech on leadership at a conference called The Art of Leadership — an event organizers also closed to the media.Dozens of ticket holders — most of them young women — filled the atrium of Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in anticipation of Obama’s appearance Tuesday morning.“I’m excited to hear her talk about … education and women’s equality, (topics) I’m really interested in learning more about,” said Karen Zhuang, a high school student from Toronto. “She’s always been a role model for me.”Kanwarpreet Karwal, a Plan Canada youth ambassador and fourth-year life sciences student at McMaster University said it was inspiring to see so many young people turn up, hoping to create change.“I’m just excited to learn whatever I (can) take away and implement in my life so that I can make a positive contribution in this world,” Karwal said.The Economic Club of Canada has said the former first lady would be participating in a “fireside chat-style” conversation at the event.The organization’s president and CEO has said some tickets to the event were to be donated to a young person between the ages of 14 and 24, with young people across the country able to apply to attend through a site set up by Plan International Canada.Rebecca Frost, a second-year student from Queen’s University, was one of those who had applied for a ticket, and said she looked forward to Obama’s take on the economics of gender equality.“She’s an inspiring woman,” Frost said. “She just has a lot of wisdom to share.”The Obama-Biden visits were the latest in a string of trips north by well-known American politicians.Former Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was in Montreal last month to promote her new book. She also spoke in Toronto in September and is scheduled to speak in Vancouver on Dec. 13.Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, also visited Montreal last month to discuss the Canada-U.S. relationship with former prime minister Jean Chretien, and U.S Senator Bernie Sanders was at the University of Toronto last month to heap praise on Canada’s health care system.last_img read more

Mexico suspends charter company in Cuba airliner crash

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities temporarily suspended a charter company which owned a passenger jet that crashed in Cuba, while Cuban media said one of three survivors died Monday, increasing the death toll to 111.Mexico’s General Directorate of Civil Aviation said in a statement that the suspension was ordered to allow an “extraordinary” review to verify whether Aerolineas Damojh, which uses the commercial name Global Air, is complying with the law.Authorities also want to compile information to help with an investigation launched by the Cuban government into the cause of Friday’s crash.Cuban state radio and television stations said Gretell Landrove Font, 23, died Monday afternoon of extensive injuries she sustained in the crash.Landrove’s mother, Amparo Font, had told reporters that her daughter was a flamenco dancer and engineering student on the verge of graduation.The two remaining survivors — Mailen Diaz, 19, and Emiley Sanchez, 39 — were hospitalized in Havana in critical condition. Both are from the eastern Cuba city of Holguin.Mexico and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board have announced they would send experts to Cuba to help in the investigation, and Havana has said that Boeing, which made the airliner, is participating.The 39-year-old Boeing 737 was rented from Damojh and operated by Cuban state-run airline Cubana de Aviacion, with a Global Air flight crew.It crashed in a fireball just after takeoff Friday from Havana’s international airport bound for the eastern Cuban city of Holguin.Mexico’s aviation directorate said the company had been suspended twice before, in 2010 and 2013, but was allowed to resume operations after addressing security questions.last_img read more

Top UN envoy urges dialogue as tensions arise from arrest of Haitian

28 October 2011The top United Nations envoy to Haiti today voiced his concern about the political tension created by the arrest last night of one of the country’s lawmakers and encouraged dialogue to resolve any differences. Arnel Bélizaire, a member of Parliament, was reportedly arrested after police spotted his name on a list of inmates who escaped on the day of the deadly earthquake in January 2010. He was taken into custody after arriving in the capital, Port-au-Prince, on a flight from France.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Mariano Fernández, said the tension caused by this incident is “harmful” to the country’s best interests. It may also hinder the implementation of Government programmes to the detriment of the Haitian population who is impatient to see the promises made by elected officials fulfilled, he added in a news release.To preserve an environment conducive to strengthening democracy and the rule of law, the Special Representative encouraged dialogue, and invited authorities to clarify the legal process, consistent with the constitution, which led to Mr. Bélizaire’s arrest.The new Government was inaugurated just last week and MINUSTAH has called on all parties to unite to carry out the necessary measures to rebuild a new Haiti, fully respectful of democratic values. read more

Australia offers flights for embassy staff to leave Sri Lanka

Many families have been forced to restrict their daily travel in light of the Australian Government’s travel advice for Sri Lanka, which urges Australians to “minimise movement until the situation stabilises”.The official advice warns that further terrorist attacks are likely in Sri Lanka. The families of Australians working at the High Commission in Colombo have been offered flights out of the country, amid the threat of more terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Australia’s ABC News reported.A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said “voluntary departures to return to Australia” were available for dependents of embassy staff and for volunteers in the country working under the Australian Volunteers International (AVI) program. “Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. Security has been stepped up across the island,” the advice states. “We continue to encourage all Australians in or travelling to Sri Lanka to consider the travel advice, including volunteers and volunteer organisations,” a DFAT spokesperson told the ABC. There are a large number of Australian children of DFAT staff based in Colombo, and most of the families live in apartments. read more

US homebuilder confidence hits highest level since 2005

US homebuilder confidence hits highest level since 2005 U.S. homebuilders’ confidence soared this month to the highest level in 11 years, reflecting heightened expectations of better sales now and well into 2017.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday jumped seven points to 70. The last time the reading was at this level was July 2005, during the high-flying days of the last U.S. housing boom.Readings above 50 indicate more builders view sales conditions as good rather than poor. The index has been above 60 the past four months after hovering in the high 50s much of this year.Builders’ view of sales now and over the next six months rose sharply, as did a gauge of traffic by prospective buyers.The sharp increase in the latest builder survey is consistent with recent gains for the stock market and improving U.S. consumer confidence, said Robert Dietz, the NAHB’s chief economist.“Though this significant increase in builder confidence could be considered an outlier, the fact remains that the economic fundamentals continue to look good for housing,” Dietz said. “At the same time, builders remain sensitive to rising mortgage rates and continue to deal with shortages of lots and labour.”A stable job market and low mortgage rates have helped spur demand for new homes this year. Sales of new U.S. homes hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 563,000 units in October. Sales data for November are due out next week.Through the first 10 months of this year, sales of new homes are 12.7 per cent higher than in the same stretch last year. The strong demand has helped lift prices, pushing the median sales price of new U.S. homes to $304,500 as of October.This month’s builder index was based on 318 respondents.A measure of current sales conditions for single-family homes jumped seven points to 76, while a gauge of traffic by prospective buyers climbed six points to 53. Builders’ view of sales over the next six months rose nine points to 78.Despite builders’ bullish sales outlook, the recent steady rise in mortgage rates could make homes less affordable for some would-be homebuyers, possibly dampening sales.Long-term mortgage rates have risen steadily in the weeks since Donald Trump’s victory in November to become the country’s next president.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan jumped this week to 4.16 per cent from 4.13 per cent the previous week. The benchmark rate surpassed its 3.97 per cent level of a year ago.Investors expect the budget deficit to increase under Trump, prompting the interest rate increase.The possibility of a continued uptick in mortgage rates is one reason why the National Association of Realtors expects U.S. home sales to rise only modestly next year. by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2016 8:02 am MDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2016 at 9:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ohio State mens basketball lands Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson

Trevor Thompson (right) looks on during the 2014 Spring Game April 12 at Ohio Stadium. Thompson announced his decision to transfer to Ohio State April 13.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorTo say the Ohio State basketball team is going through an overhaul is a bit of an understatement.First, the Buckeyes saw the careers of two of the most decorated players in program history — a total of 119 wins — come to a close on a cold, windy day in Buffalo, N.Y., more than three weeks ago when senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. battled to a 60-59 loss Dayton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.Two days later, sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle told coach Thad Matta of his intentions to leave Columbus and head back home to Europe to pursue a professional basketball career.Then only six days later, OSU got hit with another departure — this time its leading scorer — when junior forward LaQuinton Ross announced his intentions to follow in Della Valle’s footsteps and leave early to pursue a pro career.But with 40 points per game lost from the 2013-14 season, Matta didn’t flinch. In fact, he might even come out on top.Barely two weeks after adding Temple transfer and redshirt-junior forward Anthony Lee to his roster, OSU’s basketball coach landed another big man, as Virginia Tech freshman Trevor Thompson committed to OSU Sunday, per a report by ESPN College Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman.“I love the academics, the fans, my new teammates and the coaching staff,” Thompson told ESPN. “It was the perfect fit.”Thompson also took to Twitter to announce his decision, one day after attending the OSU football Spring Game.“Well it’s official I’m a Ohio State Buckeye Show Me Love #BuckEyeNation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Thompson tweeted from his personal account, @TrevBallinTrey2, at 1:29 p.m. Sunday.Thompson, a 6-foot-11 center who will likely sit out the 2014-15 season per NCAA transfer rules unless he chooses to request a waiver from the NCAA because of his father’s medical condition, averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game this past season at Virginia Tech.An OSU spokesman did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment about the transfer Sunday. Attempts to contact Thompson directly also were unsuccessful.The addition of Thompson brings the scholarship count of the men’s basketball program to 12, one below the NCAA allotted 13.If Thompson does sit out the 2014-15 season, he is set to be one of two centers on OSU’s roster in 2015-16, as junior centers Trey McDonald and Amir Williams are scheduled to enter their final season of eligibility next year. The other center who is set to be on roster with Thompson is David Bell, who is a member of Matta’s 2014 recruiting class.That class also includes guard D’Angelo Russell and forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop.Other members slated to be a part of next year’s squad that saw action in 2013-14 aside from Williams and McDonald — who combined averaged 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this past season — include junior forward Sam Thompson, junior guard Shannon Scott and freshman fowrward Marc Loving. Freshman Kam Williams figures to be in the mix as well after sitting out last season as he battled back from illness. read more

Buckeye womens soccer hopes to end losing streak with win against Terrapins

Then-sophomore defender Marisa Wolf scans the field during a game against Eastern Michigan on Aug. 25, 2013, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-1, in overtime.Credit: Lantern file photoComing off a winless weekend on the road, the Ohio State women’s soccer team is set to return home Saturday to face Maryland.The Buckeyes are 5-7-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the Big Ten after being shut out against then-No. 13 Wisconsin and picking up a double-overtime draw against Minnesota. Maryland has a 5-4-3 record with a 3-2-2 mark in conference play.OSU coach Lori Walker said the team is still looking to improve after each game and is headed in the right direction.“We had some moments this past weekend where our possession was very good and we had a ton of attacking opportunities against Minnesota and so I feel like we continue to be on the right path and just continuing to improve and handle the challenges that come with playing a variety of different teams,” Walker said.Junior midfielder Michela Paradiso said the Buckeyes are putting extra focus on making adjustments for their game against Maryland.“We’ve been working really hard this week about getting competitive and raising our level and standard,” Paradiso said. “I think just all around we have to be willing to make some changes for this weekend against a really good Maryland team. We’ve worked on our attack and trying to finish so we’ll be good.”The game is scheduled to be the second meeting ever between OSU and Maryland and first as conference opponents. Paradiso said the team is aware of the quality of its opponent but is prepared to step up to the challenge.“We played them before they were on our schedule and they’re a really good team coming out of a really good conference, so I guess we need to step up our level,” Paradiso said. “Now that the conference expanded, we may have to push harder to make it to the tournament.”In 2012, the Buckeyes defeated the Terrapins, 1-0, in Columbus in the first meeting between the teams.With the Big Ten tournament approaching next month, senior forward Kayla Varner said the games coming up are important for the team to qualify.“I think we have a tough road ahead of us, but I think it’s very possible if we can just connect these last few games and get a few more (wins),” Varner said.The matchup with the Terrapins is set for 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Ejections Abound after Brawl During Patriots vs Jets Game

What began as a sloppy game between the Jets and the Patriots, provided an even messier ending when a fight broke out near New England’s sideline.The Jets were losing 10-13 late in the fourth quarter, when rookie quarterback Geno Smith threw for another improbable win and was intercepted by Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. The interception secured the win for the Patriots, but also started a brawl.Jets center Nick Mangold gave a late low hit to Talib, who had returned the interception near the Patriots’ sideline, taking his time to spin out of bounds. Several New England players nearby rushed at Mangold after the play. Jets players then surrounded the area. A fight ensued, which even resulted in a foul against an official.Once the smoke cleared, Mangold got hit with a 15-yard penalty. Jets’ Willie Colon was ejected for pushing an official, D’Brickashaw Ferguson for throwing a punch.“I hope I don’t get suspended,” Colon said after the game, via Manish Mehta of New York Daily News. “I lost my temper. I lost my cool. I know better, so it’s my fault.” read more

Tobias Ellwood MP shakes police officers hand days after trying to save

first_img“It is now murder, I was on the scene and as soon as I realised what was going on I headed towards it. It is a huge tragedy, it really is.”I tried to stem the flow of blood and give mouth to mouth while waiting for the medics to arrive but I think he had lost too much blood. The Tory MP attempted mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and applied pressure on the wounds to stem the blood flow to keep him alive but said he had “lost too much blood”. Mr Ellwood, a former soldier himself, attended the victim as he awaited medical staff and an air ambulance to arrive in Parliament Square. He was later seen with bloodied hands talking to police officers near the scene before going back to the Foreign Office.He said at the time: “I am a witness, I was the last one on the scene before he died so I am not allowed to say anything. Number 10 has been in touch so I’ll get into trouble. Credit:CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images Tobias Ellwood has been pictured shaking the hand of a police officer just days after he attempted to save the life of Pc Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death while protecting Parliament from knifeman Khalid Masood.As he entered the Houses of Parliament on Friday morning, the MP greeted the armed officer with a handshake.On Wednesday, he was praised as an “absolute hero” after he tried to save the life of a policeman stabbed in the Parliament attack. “He had multiple wounds, under the arm and in the back.”As I understand it the attacker has also died. I’m not allowed to say anything, I’ll get into trouble. It’s very sad.” Tobias Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

AIB silent over bonus plan for top executives government says policy hasnt

first_imgTHE DEPARTMENT OF Finance confirmed to TheJournal.ie that the government “has not changed its policy position” in relation to compensation of Irish bankers in bailed-out banks.Bloomberg reported today that the Allied Irish Bank (AIB), which needed a €21 billion bailout from the tax-payer, approached the government in relation to setting up an incentive plan to retain top executives.Awards for senior staffIt is reported that chairman David Hodgkinson had discussions with officials at the Department of Finance on reintroducing long-term awards for senior staff at the bank when it returns to profit.When asked about the plans for an “incentive plan” for executives and whether representations were made to government in relation to the proposal, AIB said they had “no comment”.No changeA spokesperson for the Department of Finance said that “no discussions” are underway about AIB’s idea to incentivise executives to stay in the job.The salaries of those working in the bank were capped and bonuses scrapped after the bank’s rescue by the State.Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said last week that the state may seek to sell a stake in AIB before the next general election in 2016.Read: Noonan says bank debt deal cannot be ‘actively’ pursued until 2015>Read: Howlin says officials looking for lost documents – but Department won’t say if they are>last_img read more

LulzSec hack porn website find mil and gov logins

first_imgThe hacker group LulzSec is gaining quite a reputation for the amount of thought-to-be secure user data they have been leaking from websites lately. They apparently just do it for the lulz, but I doubt the sites they are hacking see the funny side.The latest victim is the porn website pron.com. LulzSec managed to gain access and steal over 25,000 email/password login combinations. The worst bit is a number of them were from .gov and .mil addresses showing there’s some people who really don’t understand what you should and shouldn’t be doing on government time and using government resources.As well as thousands of users, there was also 55 admins and webmasters from other pornography website found to have registrations. Are they keeping an a close eye on the competition?As well as making the data freely available on the web, LulzSec has suggested what should be done with the logins. Although illegal in a lot of countries, LulzSec wants the email/password combinations to be tried on Facebook by anyone and everyone. If a login works, which in more cases than we care to imagine probably will, then LulzSec suggest telling all the friends of that person how they registered and use the porn site.Facebook has responded to this suggestion by going down the list of usernames and automatically resetting any that match on the social network.LulzSec don’t seem to target any one industry with these hacks. We’ve seen Fox.com have its employee profiles defaced, PBS.org hacked in response to a depiction of Bradley Manning, SonyPictures.com had 1 million user profiles taken, and Nintendo’s US server compromised. You have to wonder where they will stirke next.via NakedSecuritylast_img read more

UK government rejects Adams claims that Brexit will destroy Good Friday Agreement

first_img Jan 22nd 2017, 2:52 PM UK government rejects Adams’ claims that Brexit will destroy Good Friday Agreement Adams said that Brexit was a “hostile act against the people of this island”. GERRY ADAMS HAS described Brexit as a “hostile act against the people of this island” after the British government said that his claims that leaving the EU will destroy the Good Friday Agreement “had no basis in fact”.Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week this afternoon, the Sinn Féin leader reiterated that the Good Friday Agreement would be destroyed if Theresa May’s government continued on its current trajectory and left the EU.A spokesperson for the British government said that there would be “no return to the border’s of the past” and that no elements of Brexit will undermine the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.When it was put to Adams on the RTÉ show that May had indicated that rights of the agreement, and guaranteed under EU law, would be transferred to British law, he replied that her commitment to remove Britain from the European Convention on Human Rights was a major cause of concern.He said that Theresa May and her government had “set its face against protocols it’s obliged to implement”.In terms of a hard border following Brexit, he said that a “child could have told you” it would happen in the event of Britain leaving the EU and said that it cannot be allowed to happen.He added that the onus should be on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to push for a special designation for Northern Ireland within the EU.Furthermore, Adams accused the Irish government of having “no plan” for how to deal with Brexit.He also rejected claims that his statements constituted “dangerous rhetoric” and it will not make the upcoming negotiations following the latest Northern assembly elections more difficult.In response to Adams’ claims in recent days, the UK government’s statement said: “None of the institutions and provisions set out in the Belfast Agreement, including those relating to human rights, are in any way undermined by the decision of the UK to leave the EU.”The statement added that it would work to ensure that the upcoming Stormont elections ensure ” a strong and stable devolved government” that works for everyone in Northern Ireland.In the RTÉ interview, in which he discussed his relationship with Martin McGuinness, Adams said he was not yet prepared to disclose a date when he would step down.In terms of who should succeed him as party leader, he said “everyone in Sinn Féin has to be leadership material”.Read: Next in line: Mary Lou talks McGuinness, great women and ‘cutting the crap’ in the NorthRead: The latest opinion poll has been published, and it’s not good news for the government Short URL By Sean Murray Share Tweet Email2 71 Comments 11,733 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie https://jrnl.ie/3199506 Sunday 22 Jan 2017, 2:52 PMlast_img read more

Une dizaine de dauphins et marsouins retrouvés morts sur la côte atlantique

first_imgUne dizaine de dauphins et marsouins retrouvés morts sur la côte atlantique En quelques jours seulement, quatorze cadavres de dauphins et marsouins ont été retrouvés sur la côte atlantique entre Lacanau, en Gironde, et Biscarosse, dans les Landes, a annoncé le Centre de recherche des mammifères marins de La Rochelle. Onze dauphins, dont deux bleus et blancs océaniques, ont été découverts échoués sur la plage, entre Lacanau et Le Porge, en Gironde. Trois cadavres ont été transportés jeudi vers La Rochelle afin qu’ils soient autopsiés et que soient déterminées les causes de leur mort, a indiqué à l’AFP Willy Dabin, ingénieur du Centre de recherche chargé de l’exploitation des échouages.À lire aussiUn plongeur se fait attaquer par un lion de merOutre ces onze cétacés, trois marsouins ont également été retrouvés morts vendredi près du centre d’essais des Landes. Les animaux devaient eux aussi être amenés à La Rochelle pour que leurs cadavres soient autopsiés, tandis que le centre de recherches s’attend “à de nouvelles apparitions du fait des vents continus de secteur ouest depuis une semaine”, a souligné Willy Dabin.Chaque année à la même saison, de nombreux échouages sont à déplorer sur la côte atlantique. Cette période s’étend généralement de mi-janvier à mi-avril, et jusqu’à 300 cétacés peuvent ainsi être retrouvés échoués sur les plages. Souvent naturelle, la mortalité des dauphins est également engendrée par le activités humaines. Les mammifères marins sont notamment victimes de collisions avec des bateaux ou des infrastructures côtières, mais aussi de captures accidentelles par des pêcheurs. “Nous travaillons avec la profession sur des programmes de suivi afin de limiter l’impact (de leur activité) sur cette population protégée”, souligne Willy Dabin, assurant qu’un “climat de confiance” a été établi avec les pêcheurs.Le 17 janvier 2011 à 18:34 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La startup Nimblebit accuse léditeur Zynga de plagiat

first_imgLa startup Nimblebit accuse l’éditeur Zynga de plagiatL’éditeur Nimblebit pense, capture vidéo à l’appui, que la société Zynga a plagié un de ses jeu vidéo, Tiny Tower. L’éditeur Nimblebit accuse la société Zynga d’avoir plagié un de ses jeu vidéo. Le dernier jeu en ligne pulié par Zynga, Dream Heights ressemble étrangement à Tiny Tower (Nimblebit). Ce qui n’aurait pas échappé au PDG de Nimblebit, Ian Marsh, selon Gamasutra. Zynga édite des jeux pour iOS.Ian Marsh a effectué quelques captures vidéos issues des deux jeux et déclaré à l’intention de Zynga, avec une pointe d’ironie, cité par le blog Gamasutra : “nous souhaitons vous remercier pour être si fans de notre jeu de l’année sur iPhone Tiny Tower. Bonne chance pour votre jeu, nous espérons vous inspirer davantage pour les prochains.”M. Marsh indique par ailleurs que Zynga avait au préalable tenté de racheter Nimblebit, sans succès. Le co-fondateur de la startup, David Marsh, en a rajouté une couche, afin de s’assurer que le message serait bien reçu. Il a déclaré : “même si vous refusez de travailler pour Zynga, parfois vous finissez quand même par faire le travail pour eux”. Le 27 janvier 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Walkabout Australia exhibit opens at Sam Diego Zoo Safari Park

first_img Posted: May 25, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Allie Wagner, Walkabout Australia exhibit opens at Sam Diego Zoo Safari Park 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe San Diego Zoo Safari Park is famous for its expansive habitats featuring African and Asian species – the all-new Walkabout Australia gives park guests a view into a new region of the world with interesting and unique species.The immersive 3.6-acre Walkabout Australia habitat, representing Australia’s rural landscapes, opens summer 2018!The Walkabout Australia experience offers the opportunity for up close animal interactions with unique species like kangaroo, wallaby and wombats.These unique opportunities are similar to experiences offered by zoos in Australia and are a key part of their work to engage local communities in species preservation.Included in Walkabout are habitats for two endangered animal species, the southern cassowary and the Matschie’s tree kangaroo. Both are unique and beautiful species threatened by loss of habitat.Both species are new to the Safari Park and form part of a national effort to create sustainable insurance populations of this species under human care.Walkabout Australia takes guests through four different type of Australian habitats: grassland, rain forest, wetlands and desert.Features animals include western gray kangaroos, red-necked wallabies, brush turkeys, radjah shelducks, freckled ducks, magpie geese, double-wattled cassowaries, Matschie’s tree kangaroos, kookaburras, red-breasted cockatoos, echidnas, sugar gliders and wombats.A pathway, with no barriers, will lead guests through an expansive grassland, home to a large group of Western gray kangaroos and red-necked wallabies. The kangaroo and wallabies may come right up and interact with guests! Allie Wagner May 25, 2018last_img read more

Facebook Security Breach 6 Million Users Details Exposed

first_imgFacebook has admitted to a security breach by a bug that made six million of its users vulnerable, and has begun sending emails to those users whose email addresses and phone numbers were exposed.This news could come as a shock to Facebook users who trusted the site’s customed privacy settings. The social networking site landed up in controversy earlier this month when it revealed that 9,000-10,000 of its users’ details were shared with the US authorities. “We’ve concluded that approximately 6 million Facebook users had email addresses or telephone numbers shared,” Facebook admitted on Friday.The security breach happened to users who used ‘Download Your Information’ (DYI) and ‘People May Know’ tools. While, ‘People You May Know’ suggests friends to Facebook users based on contact lists or address books uploaded by them, DYI tool helps download Facebook Timeline archive.”Because of the bug, some of the information used to make friend recommendations and reduce the number of invitations we send was inadvertently stored in association with people’s contact information as part of their account on Facebook. As a result, if a person went to download an archive of their Facebook account through DYI, they may have been provided with additional email addresses or telephone numbers for their contact,” Facebook posted on its security blog.Facebook was tipped about the bug by its White Hat external security researchers.”After review and confirmation, we immediately disabled the DYI tool to fix the problem and were able to turn the tool back on the next day once we were satisfied that the problem had been fixed,” the post said.Facebook tried to assure that the bug hasn’t been used for any malicious intent, “We have not received complaints from users or seen anomalous behaviour on the tool or site to suggest wrongdoing.” The company did not specify time period for which the user details were exposed but said the bug was reported only ‘recently’. It has alerted its six million users whose personal details were exposed besides sebding out an apology via email.Here is the full text of the apology email:Dear….,Your privacy is incredibly important to everyone who works at Facebook, and we’re dedicated to protecting your information. While many of us focus our full-time jobs on preventing or fixing issues before they affect anyone, we recently fell short of our goal and a technical bug caused your telephone number or email address to be accessible by another person.The bug was limited in scope and likely only allowed someone you already know outside of Facebook to see your email address or telephone number. That said, we let you down and we are taking this error very seriously.Describing what caused the bug can get pretty technical, but we want to explain how it happened. When people upload their contact lists or address books to Facebook, we try to match that data with the contact information of other people on Facebook in order to generate friend recommendations. Because of the bug, the email addresses and phone numbers used to make friend recommendations and reduce the number of invitations we send were inadvertently stored in their account on Facebook, along with their uploaded contacts. As a result, if a person went to download an archive of their Facebook account through our Download Your Information (DYI) tool, which included their uploaded contacts, they may have been provided with additional email addresses or telephone numbers.Here is your contact Information (inadvertently accessible by at most 1 Facebook user):[Phone number][Email address 1][Email address 2]We estimate that 1 Facebook user saw this additional contact info displayed next to your name in their downloaded copy of their account information. No other info about you was shown and it’s likely that anyone who saw this is not a stranger to you, even if you’re not friends on Facebook.We recognize that mistakenly sharing contact info is unacceptable, even if you are acquainted with people who saw these details, and we’ve taken measures to prevent this from happening again. For more information on the bug, please read our blog post.All of us at Facebook take this issue very personally. We appreciate your ongoing use of Facebook, and are working every day to deliver the level of service you expect and deserve.Thank you,The Facebook TeamThis email has been provided by thenextweb.comlast_img read more

Khaleda escapes petrol bomb attack in Feni

first_imgOne of the two buses which were set on fire in the explosions of petrol bombs. Photo: Prothom AloBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia escaped a petrol bomb attack at Mohipal of Feni on her way back from Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.Witnesses said two petrol bombs were hurled at two buses parked on the roadside around 4:30pm just when Khaleda’s car was passing the spot some 300 yards away from a petrol refuelling station.No damage was caused to any of the vehicles of Khaleda’s convoy and no injuries were reported as no one was inside the buses which were set on fire in the explosion.Later fire fighters rushed to the scene and put out the blaze.BNP chairperson Khaleda’s convoy also came under attack on her way to Cox’s Bazar in Feni on Saturday.At least 20 vehicles – mostly of the media vehicles – were damaged and several newsmen and party men were injured in the attack.last_img read more