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Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd & Judy Kaye Join the Cinderella Kingdom

first_img Cinderella Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Judy Kaye Related Shows View Comments Star Files Three enchanting new stars are moving to Cinderella’s kingdom! Screen stars Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd will make their Broadway debuts in the hit musical this fall alongside Tony winner Judy Kaye—but before they join the ball, they have a lot of rehearsing to do. The trio took a break on September 3 to meet the press and pose for photos at the Broadway Theatre, home of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Palmer and Shepherd, who will play Ella and Madame, respectively, will begin performances September 9, while Kaye will fly in as fairy godmother Marie beginning September 12. See the stars below with producer Stephen Kocis, director Mark Brokaw, book writer Douglas Carter Beane and producer Robyn Goodman. Ready to see these three new stars in action? Catch them in Cinderella on Broadway!last_img read more

Yuvraj, Dhoni tons seal ODI series for India

first_img(REUTERS) – Limited-overs stalwarts Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rolled back the years to smash scintillating centuries to help India secure a series-clinching, 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England yesterday.England captain Eoin Morgan blasted a blistering 102 but could not take his team over the line as India prevailed in the thrilling run-fest to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Put in to bat, India were reeling at 25 for three at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium when Yuvraj and Dhoni, with the experience of 580 one-dayers between them, staged a spectacular recovery with an epic 256-run partnership spread over 38-odd overs.The early dismissals of the openers or the rare failure of home captain Virat Kohli mattered little as Yuvraj and Dhoni exhibited the kind of shot-making which comes naturally to them.Left-handed Yuvraj, one of the cleanest strikers of the ball, hammered a career-best 150 off 127 balls, a sizzling knock studded with 21 boundaries and three sixes.Dhoni, who relinquished limited-overs captaincy earlier this month, made 134 off 122 balls, his 10th one-day century. His innings contained six sixes, including three in a Liam Plunkett over.Paceman Chris Woakes emerged from the batting carnage with his reputation intact, having claimed four wickets as India posted a commanding 381-6.In reply, England lost Alex Hales cheaply but Joe Root (54) and Jason Roy steadied the innings with a century stand.India’s spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin (3-65) struck in his first over, dismissing Root, and England lost three more wickets, including that of Roy who made a brisk 82, to slump to 206-5.Morgan raised 93 runs with Moeen Ali (55) to keep England in the chase and went on to complete his ninth ODI century, which contained five sixes, to inject fresh excitement into the contest.Unfortunately for the tourists, Morgan was run-out in the penultimate over and Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent down a tidy final over to restrict England to 366-8.Kolkata hosts the third and final one-dayer on Sunday. INDIA inningsL. Rahul c Stokes b Woakes 5S. Dhawan b Woakes 11V. Kohli c Stokes b Woakes 8Y. Singh c Buttler b Woakes 150M. Dhoni c Willey b Plunkett 134K. Jadhav c Ball b Plunkett 22H. Pandya not out 19R. Jadeja not out 16Extras: (b-4, lb-2, nb-1, w-9) 16Total: (for 6 wickets, 50 overs) 381Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-22, 3-25, 4-281, 5-323, 6-358.Bowling: C. Woakes 10-3-60-4, D. Willey 5-0-32-0 (w-1), J. Ball 10-0-80-0 (w-2), L. Plunkett 10-1-91-2 (nb-1, w-4), B. Stokes 9-0-79-0 (w-1), M. Ali 6-0-33-0 (w-1).ENGLAND inningsJ. Roy b Jadeja 82A. Hales c Dhoni b Bumrah 14J. Root c Kohli b R. Ashwin 54E. Morgan run-out (Bumrah) 102B. Stokes b R. Ashwin 1J. Buttler stp. Dhoni b R. Ashwin 10M. Ali b B. Kumar 55C. Woakes b Bumrah 5L. Plunkett not out 26D. Willey not out 5Extras: (lb-7, nb-1, w-4) 12Total: (for 8 wickets, 50 overs) 366Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-128, 3-170, 4-173, 5-206, 6-299, 7-304, 8-354.Bowling: B. Kumar 10-1-63-1, J. Bumrah 9-0-81-2 (nb-1, w-1), R. Jadeja 10-0-45-1, H. Pandya 6-0-60-0, R. Ashwin 10-0-65-3 (w-2), K. Jadhav 5-0-45-0 (w-1).last_img read more

Tavai takes part in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

first_imgWhile many of his teammates already declared for the NFL draft, senior linebacker J.R. Tavai took one more opportunity to impress NFL scouts. Tavai played at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the StubHub Center on Jan. 17.The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is an opportunity for players of all schools, as it joins them in one game to show scouts their potential. Tavai was the only Trojan to play in the game this year. Redshirt senior tight end Randall Telfer was invited to the event but was unable to play due to an injury during the Trojans’ Holiday Bowl victory over Nebraska. Telfer is rehabbing until pro day and the Combine.Tavai’s name was announced several times for key tackles Saturday. He moved to outside linebacker in his junior year after playing on the line his first two seasons. Tavai finished out his last two years with 109 tackles, 21.5 for losses. He led the team in tackles for losses his senior season with 13.5.Tavai said he felt good about the week and his NFL status.“The whole process was great,” Tavai said. “I had a week of good practice. I learned a lot from new coaches. The whole NFLPA thing was an honor to play in. I had fun out here [and] got to meet some guys I played against. It has just been a great experience. I got to meet some scouts, too. The whole process was just tough. Overall, it was just a great experience and I’m thankful for the opportunity.”Tavai demonstrated his versatility in the game, playing on the punt team and the defense.“Overall, I think I did all right,” Tavai said. “I think I can work on some things.”Playing and practicing multiple positions this week, Tavai emphasized one lesson he has learned throughout his time at USC.“Overall, I just learned to adapt again. That’s something that I’m good at and that’s something that it takes to [be in] the NFL,” Tavai said.Along with his power and relative quickness, scouts emphasized his will and motivation as his strengths. When Tavai was being recruited out of high school, Pete Caroll was the coach of the USC program at the time. Since then, three more head coaches have come and two have gone. Tavai felt the full force of the NCAA sanctions put on the school, and the reduction of scholarships has forced Tavai to use his skills at a variety of positions.“In a program that was on probation for a little bit, we had different coaches, but I adapted, and I thought I had a successful career in college,” Tavai said. “Right now I’m gonna focus on the NFL, I’m gonna focus on the combine and pro day and I’m gonna go from there.”Though USC has encountered adversity these past few years, the program may still be seen as beneficial when it comes to producing NFL players. Tavai sees the frequency of USC players to the NFL as an an advantage.To make it to the NFL, Tavai will have to overcome his weaknesses, one of which scouts say is his history of injuries in college. He has had to sit out part of every year with injuries, including a hamstring strain, ankle sprain and broken foot. Nonetheless, Tavai believes his strengths outnumber his flaws.“I’m not going to look at that, that way I guess,” Tavai said. “I have a lot more strengths than I do have weaknesses. I’m adaptive, I’m strong at the edge and I can set the edge. I’m very physical and if a team chooses me I’m gonna work hard to help them win a championship.”Despite four losses in the 2014 season, two of which came when the team held a lead in the final minute, Tavai maintains that it was a successful season.“It was a winning season,” Tavai said. “I’m glad I played with the band of brothers for one last game in San Diego. Opportunities come little, so the ones that come you have to take. The NFLPA game was a great opportunity just like the Holiday Bowl and I’m thankful for it.”The Holiday Bowl may have been memorable for Tavai, but it was not his favorite moment of the season.“[My favorite game of the season was] probably the Stanford game,” Tavai said. “I remember making a sack and just seeing everyone on the sideline jumping up for joy. That’s when I knew we had a good team and we could go from the stars from there. Unfortunately, we had some bumps and bruises at the end but that’s going to help the future.”The moment Tavai is referring to is when he forced a fumble against Stanford in the final minute of the game to seal a key early season road victory. But as Tavai said, there were some struggles from that point until the end of the season. Despite these bumps and bruises, Tavai believes the future is bright at USC.“Coach Sark’s gonna do a great job helping the team to work harder for a championship,” Tavai said. “Coach Sark came in with a new squad, new scheme, and he came in with aspirations for us. We definitely answered. We had fun. We had a group of guys that were new, some freshmen that came in and started. Overall, Sark was a great coach and is going to help that program a lot in the future.”last_img read more

Nimba, Maryland Cruise Forward –Montserrado, Bong Beaten

first_imgMaryland and Nimba counties are ahead of Group II with four points after struggling to win their respective games 2-1.The Harper boys beat former group leader Bomi County 2-1 and host Nimba unimpressively defeated 10-man Grand Cape Mount County 2-1.The Tubmanburg boys got an early lead in the 14th minute through a header from Amara Telleh owing to a right cross from Christian Alberto Karlon.The dominant boys in white maintained pressure but couldn’t increase their lead in spite of Christian Zeke and Sekou Sheriff making inroads against Grand Cape Mount.The Harper boys leveled the score in the 53rd minute through a scissor kick from skipper Patrick Williams.Ten minutes later, a cross from the right found Thomas Koffa who headed the ball into the net. Since the 1980s, Maryland has never won a title and from 2006-2010 the Harper boys had been in the quarterfinals. From 2011 – they have never left the preliminary (group) stage.In football, Nimba County got the lead in the 14th minute through a spot kick from Alex Bedell. Five minutes in the second half, Abdulia Bility rotated the score from a thunder shot on the 18-yard line.In the 84th minute, Emmanuel Kiahon scored the winning goal during a ball scramble.Maryland County boys are now on top of the football table with four points, having earlier settled to a draw with host Nimba County, while Bomi is next with three points, Nimba – 3rd with two points and Grand Cape Mount County, one point.In kickball, the Harper girls whipped Tubmanburg girls 17 – 4 points, which sent the Bomi kickball squad home after two defeats. Grand Cape Mount dragged Nimba County 8-5 points, whichautomatically qualified them for the quarterfinal after two wins. The Gbasajamba girls whipped Bomi County 19-0 points in the first derby.In Group I, host Grand Bassa County whipped Sinoe County 16-3 points and Bong County defeated River Gee 6-2 points in kickball.Bong’s second win in kickball put her through to the quarterfinals, while Sinoe and River Gee, with a game advantage are in contention for the remaining slot.In football River Gee County beat Bong County 1-0. The second derby between the county and Sinoe ended in commotion after a goal from host Grand Bassa.In Zwedru (Group III) River Cess whipped Lofa County, 6-2 points and Grand Gedeh County bowed 11-5 points. Lofa’s kickball team is out owing to two defeats, while Grand Kru County has qualified from two wins. Grand Gedeh and Rivercess will fight for the remaining window. In football Lofa and Rivercess settled to a 1-1 draw meaning the Voinjama boys top the group with four points, and Grand Kru bowed 0-1 to host Grand Gedeh. Grand Gedeh is now second on the log withthree points.In Group IV, Gbarpolu County thrashed Montserrado County in both kickball and football 13-10 points and 1-0 respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Celebrating African growth and unity

first_imgThe Africa Institute of South Africa hostedthe Africa Day celebrations at the NationalCultural History Museum in Pretoria on25 May 2011. Lindiwe Ngcobo of the IMC spoke aboutthe importance of positioning Brand Africainternationally in order to attract investors. Traditional dancers from Nigeriaentertained audiences with theirbest moves(Images: Nosimilo Ramela)MEDIA CONTACTS• Makgwathane MothapoAfrica Institute of South Africa+27 12 304 9729Nosimilo RamelaSouth Africa celebrated Africa Day on 25 May 2011 with a vibrant line-up at the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria. Focus areas of this year’s festivities included progress on the continent over the past 48 years and empowering the nation’s youngsters for a more sustainable future.The event was hosted by the Africa Institute of South Africa in partnership with the International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa, the Department of Science and Technology, Ditsong Museums of South Africa, the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology and the National Research Foundation.The theme for this year’s event was Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development. Speakers at the proceedings emphasised the need for African countries to share skills and empower their young people to see greater development on the continent.The IMC’s Lindiwe Ngcobo said: “Education is a strong reputation-driver: not just for South Africa, but for Africa as a continent.”With South Africa now part of the Brics economic bloc, the spotlight is on Africa to represent itself on a global scale, she added. “Our commitment to youth development will form part of how we are judged by other nations as potentials for investment.”Ngcobo said it was important for the continent to shape its image and to set an agenda that will drive its reputation and competitiveness.“We need to showcase not only South Africa as a dream destination for tourism, culture, trade and investment, but also highlight the pertinence of positioning Brand Africa to the rest of the world.”Tapping into Africa’s potentialAfrica Day is held every year to commemorate the formation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963. The organisation, now known as the African Union, was founded by leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states who signed a founding charter in Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa.Nicasius Achu, a researcher at the Africa Institute of South Africa, said his organisation decided to host the event to showcase different African cultures.“We don’t know our potential as African countries. We should expose ourselves to our different countries and find out what resources we have and how we can help each other, and encourage inter-country trade.”He said Africa Day should be a day for Africans to reflect and think about how they can enhance and develop the continent. “It’s a day for us to consider how we can make Africa more attractive, how we can promote our continent to the world.”Cultural kaleidoscopeThe 25 May event was packed with vibrant art, music, dance, craft and literature emanating from different countries on the continent.The Ethiopian embassy handed out samples of the country’s best foods, teas and coffee, while the Nigerian embassy also had a food-tasting session with its top delicacies on offer.Botswana’s Galefele Thedi said she believes Africa Day should be a day when Africans celebrate all their unique cultures being united under one continent.Uniting and growing the continent“We should use this day to show solidarity as the African continent,” said Khaled Aberra, first secretary for the embassy of Eritrea. “We should use this opportunity to enhance our relationships so we can form stronger bonds and try to face the challenges some of our neighbours are struggling with.”Dr Mohamed Badr Eldin Moslafa Zayed from the Egyptian embassy added: “We need to believe in ourselves as an African continent. We should trade with each other more and get to know each other more and unite as the people of Africa.”South Africa’s Pumla Ntsele said for her, Africa Day is a day to celebrate being African. “Coming from a major city like Johannesburg, I celebrate the growth of the continent. Johannesburg is one of the major African cities leading African development.”In closing, CEO of the Ditsong Museums Makgolo Makgolo encouraged everyone to take time to learn more about Africa and the different countries’ history and cultures.“There is no better place for the celebration of Africa Day than here at the National Cultural History Museum. If you want to know about people, go to a museum,” he said.last_img read more

South African watersports in 2013

first_img18 December 2013South Africans sparkled in watersports in 2013, with the country’s swimmers, surfers, canoeists and paddle-skiers proving themselves once again to be among the best in the world.Fina World ChampionshipsChad le Clos, the SA Sportsman of the Year in 2012, followed up his gold and silver medal at the London Olympic Games with two gold medals at the Fina World Championships in Barcelona.He captured the 200 metres butterfly title, which he had also won at the Olympics, in 1:54.32, and then backed that up with a stunning victory in the 100 metres.Lying fifth after the first 50 metres, Le Clos, in typical fashion, flew home over the second 50m to take victory in a South African record of 51.06 seconds.“After winning the 200m, people were saying that the time was not fast. So I just wanted to prove to everyone that I could win the 100 and do a fast time,” Le Clos told Sapa after securing gold. “It was great to win the 200m, but the 100m race is very special to me. Ryan Lochte came in and he really wanted to win. That gave the race an extra flavour and I think it was one of the biggest races of the night.”Olympic champion in the 100 metres breaststroke, Cameron van der Burgh, claimed gold in the 50 metres in 26.77 seconds, despite suffering from flu, while his training partner Giulio Zorzi snatched bronze in a personal best time of 27.04 seconds.Fina World CupIn the Fina World Cup, Le Clos demonstrated his versatility and walked away with his second overall title in the series. His highlights included setting a world record of 1:49.04 in the 200m butterfly in Eindhoven.Roland Schoeman performed strongly and finished fourth in the overall standings. He was untouchable in the 50m breaststroke, going through the season undefeated in the event.Myles Brown, competing in middle to long distance freestyle events, made a big step up, finishing eighth in the overall standings. His results included a win over Tunisian great Oussama Melloui in the 1 500m, which Brown won in a South African record 14:36.19, lopping almost three seconds off the previous mark, which Ryk Neethling had set in 2000.MBE for NatalieFormer Paralympic star Natalie du Toit was honoured by the Queen of England, receiving an honorary MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to Paralympic sport.Midmar MileThe Midmar Mile continued to set the bar as the world’s largest open water swimming event. Race organiser Wayne Riddin was nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Association’s Man of the Year Award, while Lorna Cochran, who completed her 15th Midmar Mile at the age of 89, was nominated for the Woman of the Year Award.Chad Ho, who missed out on a medal in the 5k open water swim at the Fina World Championships by just one place, won the Midmar Mile for a record fourth time in succession.Swimming BritainSean Conway, meanwhile, became the first ever person to swim the length of Great Britain, undertaking and completing a challenge that some had suggested would lead to his death.“My supposedly two-month swim took me four-and-a-half months as I battled 12 degree water, jellyfish stings in the face and 20-foot waves,” he said in an e-mail to SAinfo after completing the challenge.Canoe Marathon World ChampionshipsSouth African paddlers starred at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Copenhagen, with Hank McGregor winning the men’s K1 title for a third time, while Andy Birkett won the under-23 men’s race, edging out fellow South African Brandon van der Walt for the gold medal.Marion Young won a K1 gold medal at the Masters World Championship and then teamed with Angela Scruby to claim K2 gold in her age group. Len Jenkins senior also won K1 gold, and Hank McGregor’s father, Lee McGregor, teamed with Allan Hold for an age group victory in K2 competition.Dusi Canoe MarathonHistory was made in the Dusi Canoe Marathon when Lance Kime claimed the men’s title and his sister Robyn won the women’s race. Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi, meanwhile, took over 17 minutes off of the Non-Stop Dusi record.Hank McGregor and Grant van der Walt claimed a fourth successive K2 victory in the Fish River Canoe Marathon.McGregor showed his class as an all-round paddler by teaming with Jasper Mocke to win the Vaal Canoe Marathon, which served as the South African River Championships. He and Mocke followed that up with a victory in the Ozzie Gladwin, South Africa’s premier one-day canoe race, and McGregor then travelled to Hong Kong, turning his hand to surf ski racing, where he won the Dragon Run.Ocean Racing World ChampionshipsSouth Africa also shone at the first ever Ocean Racing (surf ski) World Championships. Sean Rice claimed the men’s title and Michele Eray the women’s honours. There were six South Africans in the top 10 of the men’s race, while Michelle Burn and Nikki Mocke completed an all-South African podium in the women’s event.Grant van der Walt was the first under-23 finisher, Kenny Rice the first junior, and Kirsten Flanagan first among the junior women.SurfingJordy Smith and Bianca Buitendag led the way among South African surfers.Smith’s year was highlighted by a victory in the Billabong Pro Rio, his third victory on the World Championship Tour, but his first outside of South Africa.“This win feels unbelievable,” Smith said after claiming the title. “It’s another dream come true. I knew I could win a World Tour event, but I had to prove to myself that I could do it away from South Africa.”In her first year on the World Championship Tour, Buitendag showed she belonged by finishing the year ranked eighth in the world, with a best result of third in the Colgate Plax Girls Rio Pro at Barra da Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro in May.The strength and depth of South African surfing was further shown in a number of international team competitions.Team successesTeam South Africa were crowned the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Team champions and captain Shaun Joubert won the men’s title at the ISA World Surfing Games in Panama in May.South Africa also placed second at the ISA World Masters Surfing Championships in Montanita, Ecuador, where Greg Emslie and Chris Knutsen won gold medals, and Andre Malherbe and Heather Clark silver medals.At the ISA World Longboard Surfing Championships in Huanchaco, Peru, Simone Robb was crowned women’s world champion, while South Africa finished second behind France in the team competition.last_img read more

Queen Wig Long wave Hairpiece Jaw Clip in on Extension Ponytail Hair Piece – Brilliant! Lost virtually all my hair when I was

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Cisco Explains the 7 Deadly Weaknesses of Social Network Users and More in Security Report

first_imgklint finley Social EngineeringCisco warns of the “seven deadly weaknesses” exploited by social engineers:Sex AppealGreedVanityTrustSlothCompassionUrgency IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Even the most savvy users can fall prey to social engineering. For example, Thomas Ryan of Provide Security created fake identity called “Robin Sage.” Ryan was able to get hundreds of government officials and security professionals to friend this imaginary person on social networking sites and, as a result, share personal information with Ryan.According to the report:Clickthrough rates for most malware or spam incidents consistently hover at around 3 percent, according to data from Cisco ScanSafe. While 3 percent may not seem high, imagine the impact of repeated waves of spam to which 3 percent of workers consistently respond to and click on. Even this small percentage is the equivalent of having a gaping hole in the network firewall that cannot be closed. Instead of trying to change human behavior, security researchers are exploring the possibility of changing the way we use software to reduce risks.Java: The New Number One Target Cisco released its 2010 Annual Security Report yesterday. The report covers criminals’ slow shift from targeting Windows PCs to targeting other operating systems and devices, the importance of exploiting users’ trust in their social network friends and the rise of Java exploits, and more.Social NetworksAccording to Cisco, criminals are targeting social network users more aggressively. In particular, criminals are spending more time and effort trying to steal users’ social networking credentials, since that makes it possible to exploit the trust of all that users’ friends.Although the exploitation of trust is crucial, Cisco predicts a decline in simple phishing and social networking scams. The company expects instead a rise exploits similar to the Zeus trojan, which steals banking credentials and propagates on social networks, mobile devices and more. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#networking Java and PDF are both frequently exploited, but according to Cisco Java exploits rose last year and PDF exploits fell. Java surpassed PDF as the most commonly exploited technology.Cybercrime in the Post-PC EraAccording to the report, Windows has been so prevalent and so easy to exploit that there was no need for criminals to try to exploit other systems. However, the proliferation of other devices and OSes along with improved security in Windows 7 has changed that.However, this move is happening slowly. A report from Forrester on security in the post-PC era notes that mobile device OSes are inherently more secure than desktop OSes due to sandboxing. This means that even jailbroken iPhones and rooted Android phones will be harder to compromise than older Windows PCs. However, social engineers can prey on anyone, regardless of the device they are using.The Cloud: Friend or Foe?The report cites the cloud as having both benefits and drawbacks for security. The drawback is that data can be intercepted while traveling between a server and the devices that access it. The advantage is that having data stored off-device makes it hard to extract sensitive information from lost or stolen devices.Money MulesThe report has an interesting section on “money mules.” Once a criminal has stolen a victim’s bank account information, they need a way to get the money into their own accounts without getting caught. Money mules are people who transfer money from a victim’s bank account to a criminal. One way to do this is to transfer money into the mule’s account, then have the mule wire it via Western Union to the criminals overseas. The recipient of the wire from Western Union might not have to provide bank account information to receive the money, making them more difficult to trace.Some mules are low-level criminals who participate for the money. Others are duped by work at home job ads. Students and people with large debts are often targets.However, there’s a shortage of mules. “Currently, the ratio of stolen account credentials to available mule capacity could be as high as 10,000 to 1,” says the report.Winners of the Cybercrime ShowcaseCisco highlights two winners in this year’s “Cybercrime Showcase” – a “good” winner and an “evil” winner.The Good winner is Thorsten Holz of the security firm LastLine. Holz identified the top 30 servers that the botnet Pushdo/Cutwail used for sending spam. Holz got ISPs to shutdown those servers and, as a result, the rate of spam decreased from 350 billion messages per day to 300 billion per day.The Evil winner is Stuxnet, which we’ve covered frequently.What, No Malvertising?Surprisingly, there is no discussion of malvertising in the report. You can read our post “What You Need to Know About Malvertising” for more about this threat. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Zaheer Khan gets Arjuna Award, Khel Ratna award for Gagan Narang

first_imgAce shooter Gagan Narang has been chosen for the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — for 2010-2011.Narang, who won four gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games, was disappointed at missing out of the honour last year. He was chosen ahead of tennis star Somdev Devvarman, fellow shooter Ronjan Sodhi, athlete Krishna Poonia and rower Bajrang Lal Takhar.Narang is one of India’s prime gold medal hopes at 2012 London Olympics and the latest honour should spur him for greater deeds next year. While Ronjon had won gold in World Shooting Championship and Asian Games, Gagan had won bronze in these two events.Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan was chosen for the Arjuna Award along with Asian Games gold medallist Preeja Sreedharan, archer Rahul Banerjee and gymnast Ashish Kumar amongst others.The awardees are:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:Gagan Narang (Shooter)Arjuna Awrdees:Zaher Khan (Cricket)Ashish Kumar (Gymnastics)Rahul Banerjee (Archer)P Sridharan (Athletics)last_img read more

Nunavut judge throws out pot bust case over confidential RCMP informant

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Nunavut RCMP is getting a scolding for violating a man’s charter rights at Iqaluit’s airport.It’s coming from a judge who presided over a case where a man was arrested for possession of marijuana.What’s at issue is how the police knew he was carrying the drugs.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll has the details.last_img

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