Britain’s Sky Sports News returning to US television

NEW YORK — Britain’s Sky Sports News is returning to U.S. television this week for a transfer-deadline show on the NBC Sports Network.NBCSN will simulcast SSN’s deadline show in London from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday. It will then follow with three hours of its own coverage from its studio in Stamford, Connecticut, with host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe.Sky Sports News concentrates on British and European soccer. It was a staple of the Fox Soccer Channel but was dropped in 2017 when NBC took over U.S. broadcast rights to England’s Premier League from Fox.Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, outbid 21st Century Fox in September to take control of Sky.___More AP soccer: and Blum, The Associated Press read more

Ban voices hope ahead of final leg of negotiations on climate change

In an address to the University of Copenhagen, Mr. Ban highlighted the success of the largest climate change summit in history, held at the United Nations last week and attended by 101 heads of State and government.“Climate change – and the imperative to reach agreement at Copenhagen – is now at the top of the international agenda. This is where it belongs.” he said. “Tackling climate change can set us on the road to peace and prosperity for all.”Mr. Ban said that the summit helped “turn up the heat” on world leaders and focus their attention on the urgent need for action, especially on finalizing a deal on global greenhouse gas emissions when the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. “Leaders voiced broad support for setting a long-term goal to limit global temperature increase to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius,” said Mr. Ban. “World leaders acknowledged the scientific imperative to cut global greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050.”He said that most importantly, they all recognized that a deal in Copenhagen was possible and showed a keen willingness to achieve the goal.Underscoring the importance of financing for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, Mr. Ban said that many leaders rallied around a proposal for providing $100 billion per year over the next decade.In his address to the XIII Olympic Congress, which was meeting in Copenhagen this week to vote on the host for the 2016 Summer Games, Mr. Ban noted that their sporting partnership with the UN extends across the world. “The Olympic movement is making great strides in helping to protect the environment. The fight against climate change urgently needs your support,” he said in the message, in which he congratulated Rio de Janeiro for winning the bid to host the 2016 Olympics.“It carries out scores of projects to help refugees, educate children and protect our planet,” said Mr. Ban. “But there is perhaps no area where we cooperate more closely than in protecting our global environment.” Welcoming the IOC’s agenda for Sport and Environment and the concept of ‘Green Games,’ he pointed to last summer’s Beijing Olympics that set new records with more than a fifth of all energy used coming from renewable sources.“I am pleased that Vancouver and London, next year and in 2012, are committed to greening the games they will host,” he said. “In a few weeks, an Olympics of another sort will take place right here in Copenhagen.”Sealing a deal on climate change will take an Olympian effort, said Mr. Ban. “We are all running a race against time.”Last month’s summit at the UN laid a solid foundation for this effort when world leaders unanimously called for a deal, he said. “Tackling climate change can set us on the road to peace and prosperity for all, but half-measures or business-as-usual will set the stage for catastrophe,” he warned. 3 October 2009The frozen positions preventing governments from making progress in negotiations for a new greenhouse gas emissions treaty are beginning to thaw, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday in a series of speeches in Copenhagen, aimed at cranking up the pressure on nations to finalize an ambitious new pact at a conference in the city this December. read more

Canadian firm applies to build 10billion Jordan Cove LNG project in Oregon

CALGARY — The Canadian company whose proposal to build an LNG export terminal in Oregon was derailed by U.S. regulators last year has resubmitted its application for a bigger, more expensive project.Calgary-based Veresen Inc. (TSX:VSN) said Thursday its Jordan Cove project is now estimated to cost about US$10 billion to build, up from US$7.5 billion under its previous proposal, and would have capacity of 7.8 million tonnes per year, up from six million.The project includes a liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay, Ore., and a 370-kilometre pipeline that will bring natural gas originating in the U.S. Rockies and British Columbia from a southern Oregon hub to the terminal.Veresen CEO Don Althoff said the new proposal submitted to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has undergone changes to overcome landowner complaints that led to FERC’s ruling in 2016 that its negative impacts outweighed its public benefits.FERC also found that demand for the project had not been adequately demonstrated.“Our significant efforts to optimize the design to minimize its environmental footprint and accommodate landowner requests, as well as the support of our world-class LNG buyers, should result in the receipt of the positive regulatory decisions required to build Jordan Cove,” Althoff said in a statement.The company said Friday it would not provide further comment.AltaCorp Capital analyst Dirk Lever said the routing changes should make FERC approval more likely.“(The previous application denial) really came down to eminent domain. To build the pipeline, you’re … going on people’s property. So they changed the routing so it goes on less people’s property,” he said.The new Jordan Cove application eliminates a 420-megawatt power plant, makes more than 50 pipeline route adjustments and promises to use trenchless drilling techniques to minimize environmental impacts at water crossings, Veresen said.Lever said a soon-to-close $9.7-billion friendly takeover of Veresen by Calgary-based rival Pembina Pipeline (TSX:PPL) improves chances the LNG project will be built because the resulting company will be much larger with more financial clout.He said Jordan Cove would be the first LNG export facility on the U.S. West Coast, where it will have an advantage over existing facilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast because it is closer to key Asian markets.Veresen said it hopes to make a final investment decision on the project in 2019 and start shipping LNG in 2024 provided that FERC issues a draft environmental impact statement early next year and approves the project by the end of next year.Canada’s LNG export industry has stumbled recently, with the $28-billion Aurora LNG project cancelled earlier this month and the $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project near Port Edward, B.C., shut down in July, both due to poor market prospects for LNG.A small project called Woodfibre LNG is the only Canadian West Coast LNG export project approved by its owners.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more

Brock researchers partner with community groups on unique childrens learning initiative

The Child and Youth Studies professor and her team have been working with teachers, parents and children at the St. David’s school collecting data since September.“As child educators, we see the value of being involved with this kind of research at our school,” says Tammy Chilcott, principal of St. David’s Public School.“We’re pleased to be a community partner on this initiative that will help us to better understand the social and emotional development of our children, along with the value of special supports we put in place to strengthen learning,” says Chilcott. “We believe that nurturing the social and emotional development of children makes them more ready to meet diverse learning challenges each day.”Researchers have collected pre-test baseline reading level scores and social-emotional outcome measures – like shyness and social preference – as well as empathy measures and data on the children’s attitudes toward and treatment of animals. Every week since then they’ve collected observational data of the children reading with the dogs to capture overall reading enjoyment and confidence levels.Thanks to the co-operation of parents, researchers have also been able to embed a comparison group into their project. Another group of children will begin reading to the dogs this month so researchers will be able to compare this group’s pre-test results to data from the group of children who have been working with the dogs since September.“A group of parents were generous enough to say that, ‘it’s ok if my children take part in the study now, but do not start actually reading to the dogs until January for the sake of strengthening the research study,” says Tardif-Williams.“When we look at previous programs in the literature it’s really hard to get a comparison group, so that’s the really exciting thing about this project,” she says. “This is something happening in the community that will have a significant impact on our understanding of children’s relationships with animals and the connection with children’s social and emotional development.”Researchers will begin collecting post-test data and crunching the information they’ve already collected later this term. Once the analysis is completed Tardif-Williams will take a full-year sabbatical to write up her findings.This research collaboration between Tardif-Williams, the District School Board of Niagara and Therapy Tails Ontario also includes Sandra Bosacki, a professor with Brock’s Faculty of Education, graduate student Chilise Jones-Cowser and research assistant Breanna Elliotson. Child from St. David’s Public School interacts with his “dog buddy” while taking part in a reading activity at the schoolThanks to community support from a local Niagara school board and dog therapy program, a Brock University professor is researching the role that animals play in promoting basic social and emotional competencies in children.The project, led by developmental psychologist Christine Tardif-Williams, is looking at children from St. David’s Public School who have been taking part in a “reading buddy” program offered by Therapy Tails Ontario, a non-profit group from Welland, Ont.Every week Grade 1 and 2 students at the school are paired with a dog that they interact with and read to for about 20 minutes. The goal of the activity is to help develop a companion animal bond for the children in the context of a reading activity.But Tardif-Williams’ research is about more than just observing children reading to a “dog buddy.”“The research suggests that companion animals can serve as a social lubricant for shy children,” she says. “So the question we’re examining focuses on the impact of pairing children with a dog ‘reading buddy’ over the course of a year.”“To what extent does this experience with the animals promote reading enjoyment and confidence and more empathic and prosocial responses toward both companion animals and peers following the program?” read more

Teenager clings to her horse as its hounded by out of control

first_imgThe dog Rottweiler horse riding The Rottweiler hounding Mrs Smith’s horseCredit:Caters She said: “A horse’s reaction is to flee danger and that’s what Ella’s was trying to do. There was nothing that could be done because we usually stop and stand to let dogs pass, but because it was at the horse’s legs, it wouldn’t stand still.“These incidents happen quite often where dogs are out-of-control near the horses. It was scary for my daughter. As soon as the dog got close, her horse was up in the air on two legs.”Mrs Smith, 40, has been a victim of a similar previous incident when a dog ran at her horse causing her to fall and leaving her with broken ribs.During the Rottweiler incident, which Mrs Smith filmed, she says the dog’s owner couldn’t hear her screams as their horses were harassed. Mrs Smith added: “It’s a worry for horse riders when you come across dogs off-lead because you never know how they or the horses are going to behave. I usually shout ‘the horse will kick’ and give the owner time to put their dog on a lead while we stop and stand.” A mother has shared footage of the terrifying moment her daughter was accosted by a snarling Rottweiler while out horse riding.Tracy Smith can be heard desperately screaming for the dog’s owner to control the pet as her daughter Ella clung on during the three-minute ordeal in Oxford.Fortunately Ella, 14, is an experienced rider and was able to stay mounted. However Mrs Smith has called for dog-owners to be more responsible when their pets are around horses. 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. Dog-owners are advised to train a reliable recall for their pets or keep them on a lead when a horse is nearby. 14-year-old Ella chased by ‘out of control’ Rottweiler Credit:Caterslast_img read more

Andrej Klimovets signed for MT Melsungen

Andrej KlimovetsMT Melsungen ← Previous Story Season in Germany begins with Super Cup (Tuesday – 20h) Next Story → HSV won first trophy – Super Cup 2010! A very experienced line player, Andrej Klimovets (36) is found a new team – MT Melsungen. With a team from lower part of Handball Bundesliga standings, former World Champion with a National team of Germany (2007) signed one year contract (until 2011).  He is born in Gomel, Belarus, where he played for local club and also,Belarus NT (112 games), after he moved to Germany, where he became a worldwide star and took German passport. He played for Rheinland, SG Flensburg and Rhein Neckar Lowen. read more

Excerpts from former FBI Director James Comeys testimony

first_imgQuotes from James Comey’s testimony Thursday:• Asked why he believes he was fired by President Trump:“It’s my judgment that I was fired because of the Russia investigation. I was fired, in some way, to change — or the endeavor was to change the way the Russia investigation was being conducted. That is a — that is a very big deal, and not just because it involves me. The nature of the FBI and the nature of its work requires that it not be the subject of political consideration.”• Asked about his statement that Trump told him he hoped Comey would end an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn: “I mean, this is the president of the United States, with me alone, saying, ‘I hope’ this. I took it as, this is what he wants me to do.”• Asked about Russian election meddling:“There should be no fuzz on this whatsoever. The Russians interfered in our election during the 2016 cycle. They did it with purpose. They did it with sophistication. They did it with overwhelming technical efforts. And it was an active-measures campaign driven from the top of that government. There is no fuzz on that.”• Referring to Trump’s tweet that “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes” of their conversations:“Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”• Asked about the White House explanations for his dismissal:“And although the law required no reason at all to fire an FBI director, the administration then chose to defame me and, more importantly, the FBI by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. Those were lies, plain and simple, and I am so sorry that the FBI workforce had to hear them and I’m so sorry that the American people were told them.”last_img read more

Missouri man gets 6 years for attempted kidnapping

first_imgA Missouri man who was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for trying to kidnap a woman July 10 in the parking lot of a Vancouver Heights Safeway store said he doesn’t remember the crime because he was intoxicated from smoking synthetic marijuana and quickly drinking 10 cans of cheap beer. Joshua Westcott, 34, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to first-degree attempted kidnapping and harassment-death threats in exchange for the prosecutor dropping a first-degree attempted robbery charge and not filing a criminal impersonation charge (Westcott gave the name of an acquaintance — Timothy W. Parker of Arizona — at the time of his arrest).The victim, Vicki M. Wells, 57, had just finished her shift in the grocery store’s deli at 6701 E. Mill Plain Blvd. and gone to her vehicle when the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m.Wells said the traumatic encounter in which Westcott threatened to kill her and placed her in a choke hold has shaken her sense of security.“I am a (nervous wreck),” Wells wrote in a victim impact statement to Judge David Gregerson. “I don’t want to go out of the house. (I) don’t go anywhere by myself, if I don’t have to.”last_img read more

Music Artists Are Some Of Googles Top Trending Searches Find Out Who

first_img Google’s Top Trending Searches Are Music Artists music-artists-are-some-googles-top-trending-searches-find-out-who-made-cut Twitter The trending queries are searches that had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2018 as compared to 2017, according to the search engine Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Dec 12, 2018 – 12:28 pm Google has released data on their most popular search trends of the year, and pop singer Demi Lovato, along with Mac Miller and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” top some of the categories.The Year In Search data is based on “searches that had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2018 as compared to 2017,” Google states.Categories include “people,” “songs” and “musicians and bands.”GRAMMY-nominated pop performer Demi Lovato topped the “people” list, which also included GRAMMY winner Eminem and GRAMMY nominees Ariana Grande, Rick Ross and Cardi B.For “loss” searches, Mac Miller was a top trending person, while iconic 18-time GRAMMY winner Aretha Franklin, XXXTentacion and Avicii were in the top 10.Lovato also was a top trending name for musicians and bands, along with Travis Scott, Meek Mill and Childish Gambino, who is on his final tour under the moniker.Popular song trends were “Bohemian Rhapsody” (not surprising as the highly anticipated Queen biopic with the same name was released in November), Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” Drake’s “God’s Plan” and “In My Feelings” and Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next.”\”To calculate ‘trending topics,’ Google uses an algorithm that compares the percentage increase in searches for a specific term over a specified time period,” a representative told the Recording Academy.”Google also implements a minimum threshold to limit queries with very small search volume from appearing on this list. For example, without a minimum threshold, a query searched for once in 2017 and ten times in 2018 will show up as having a 1000% increase over 2017 which, while mathematically accurate, is not indicative of a significant trend.Google studied an aggregation of trillions of searches (or queries) that people searched on Google this year. Google used data from Google Trends and filtered out spam and repeat queries to build lists that best reflect the spirit of 2018.”For a full list of top trending topics and more categories, go here.  Meet The GRAMMY Man: How The Golden Gramophones Are MadeRead more Facebook Email Music Artists Are Some Of Google’s Top Trending Searches: Find Out Who Made The Cut News last_img read more

Petersburgs New Superintendent Resigns

first_imgPetersburg’s school board will be searching for a new superintendent again this year. The superintendent of the school district has resigned after six months on the job.Download AudioLisa Stroh was hired as superintendent July 1 after visiting Petersburg as a finalist for the position. She worked through the fall but left town just before the Christmas break after asking the school board for administrative leave. The leave request was for December 16 to January 5 and the board granted it. Then on December 31, Stroh sent the board a letter of resignation stating she wanted to resign for family medical reasons.School Board President, Jean Ellis, reads from Stroh’s letter, “I would like to thank the many wonderful people of Petersburg for making my time here so enjoyable.”Stroh stated that she wanted the resignation effective June 30, however, the school board is proposing ending her contract now.“Her contract runs through June 30, 2015 but she will not be serving as superintendent effective immediately,” Ellis says.Ellis says the board will consider a proposed settlement and release agreement at a special meeting Thursday night. She wanted to wait until the meeting to release more details about Stroh’s contract. How the district’s budget might be affected will also be detailed at the meeting. Stroh’s salary was $122,750.Ellis says all in all the school district is in good position for a transition into new leadership.“We have an amazing school district, very strong, and I’m thinking that things will move very smoothly,” says Ellis.Part of that transition includes long time grade school principal, Erica Kludt-Painter. She’s been filling in as superintendent during Stroh’s administrative leave and with board approval, she would continue in the role through the end of the school year.Kludt-Painter agreed that the transition should be smooth even though it’s taking place within the school year.“For a mid-year transition, the change is hard, and it’s a lot of people to think about, especially the immediate effects, more specifically in this building, in the elementary building just because this is where the most change is actually happening,” Kludt-Painter says. “So, I guess I just want to assure people that we’re going into it with a positive attitude and it’s going to be great. We’re going to do this well.”What it means for the grade school is that second grade teacher, Teri Toland, would step into Acting Principal. Kludt-Painter says Toland has her administrative credentials and is capable of taking over the job. She actually interned under Kludt-Painter as part of her administrative training.“She’s wonderful, she’s amazing, she’s organized, she’s fabulous,” Kludt-Painter says. “I feel confident and comfortable with the thought of her walking in here and doing this. She knows everybody, she knows the kids, kids know her, families know her.”Kludt-Painter says she might consider herself for superintendent beyond the interim period but for right now she’s just looking at it as temporary move.“I guess I don’t want to speculate too far out in the future just because there’s a lot on everybody’s plate right now, so for me I think I just have to look at the present and look at the remainder of the school year and see how it goes,” Kludt-Painter says.Stroh is originally from Montana. She worked in education for three decades there and in Alaska. She came to Petersburg from Valdez where she broke her two-year contract after a year, citing conflicts with school board members there.Ellis says the search process for a new superintendent would begin immediately with the plan of hiring someone permanently July 1.The school board will hold a special meeting this Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the high school library to address the resignation and the transition. The meeting is open to the public.last_img read more

After liking antiShah Rukh Khan tweet Karan Johar trolls haters by flaunting

first_imgKaran Johar trolls back his haters with a selfie with Shah Rukh Khan.TwitterKaran Johar was vehemently trolled and abused on Twitter after an anti-Shah Rukh Khan tweet was ‘liked’ from his Twitter handle. After he had clarified and apologised for the “technical problem”, KJo now shared a selfie to further reassure that everything is fine between him and SRK.Karan posted a selfie on Twitter that shows him and Shah Rukh flaunting their bromance. The film-maker added an interesting caption to the picture, which appears to be a dig at all his trolls and haters. He captioned it “The LIKE that is LOVE”.The controversy had started after a tweet that abused Shah Rukh was “liked” by Karan. Although he had corrected the mistake soon, screenshots of the blunder had already gone viral. Fans of the superstar were furious at the film-maker, and vehemently slammed him.He was called a “snake” who is loyal to no one, and others advised Shah Rukh to see his “true colours”. Although KJo soon made a clarification on Twitter saying that he did not “like” any such tweet, and it was a technical glitch, SRK fans were not ready to accept his apology.”Guys having a technical problem with my twitter account! Strange things are going on!from uploading shoe picture and gibberish to liking tweets I haven’t even read and would NEVER even acknowledge! Please bear with me and I apologise for any inconvenience! Sorting it out asap,” he had tweeted.Later, Shah Rukh himself made a tweet asking fans to calm down in his own witty way.”I hate clarifications on SM. @karanjohar is technologically challenged but has other good qualities like his taste in clothes!?Just like Life, twitter doesn’t come with instructions, so mistakes r natural….& also he has fat fingers. Go easy all, Make Lov not War…it’s more fun,” SRK had written on Twitter.Now this selfie further shows that there is no bad blood between the superstar and his film-maker friend.The LIKE that Is LOVE!!!!!— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 23, 2019last_img read more

Zelda Breath of the Wild Wont be a Nintendo Switch Launch Game

first_img Back when we first heard about the Nintendo “NX,” one of the biggest titles associated with it was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Originally announced back in 2013, the game was set to launch on the Wii U in 2015 but has seen numerous delays. It was supposed to be a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, but now it appears that the game will now miss the launch of Nintendo’s upcoming system.This is according to notable Nintendo tipster, Emily Rogers, who detailed the game’s localization schedule on her website. This report is also backed up by EuroGamer whose insiders also tell it that Breath of the Wild will miss the Switch’s March launch.One of the main reasons for the game’s delay has to do with localisation. Given its scope, it has been difficult for Nintendo to localize all of Breath of the Wild‘s text, NPCs, and quests. Localisation for the game will continue through until the end of this year. After that, “four-to-six months of testing will follow” before the game is finally released. Since this is a massive open-world game, Nintendo wants to be sure that it is as perfect as possible before launch. If this is the case, the game may not see the light of day until May or possibly even early summer.All of this begs the question: what big title will Nintendo release for the Switch at launch? Breath of the Wild was supposed to be it, but now that it will miss the launch, the next obvious choice would be a new Super Mario Bros game. We saw footage of this title in Nintendo’s Switch announcement trailer, but beyond that, we have no idea if it will actually be ready for launch.The planned January 12 Nintendo Direct will hopefully let us know what games will launch with the Switch. Perhaps we’ll even get more info on the status of Breath of the Wild. We’ll have to wait and see. Rhythm Game Spin-Offs We Want After ‘Cadence of Hyrule’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild Stay on targetlast_img read more

More details released in Baton Rouge police ambush RNC Convention kicks off

first_imgDetails emerge in Baton Rouge police ambush. (The Guardian)Police: Baton Rouge shooting believed to have been ambush— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 18, 2016 A look inside the Twitter account linked to Baton Rouge shooter— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 18, 2016 WAFB-TV just aired this footage where shots can be heard being fired— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 17, 2016RNC convention kicks off tonight. (Politico)RNC speaker line-up:— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 17, 2016 Hommage aux victimes des attentats du 14 juillet #Minutedesilence #Nice06 #NiceDebout— Ville de Nice (@VilledeNice) July 18, 2016 Moment of silence in Nice following terror attacks.The prime minister and other officials have been booed as they arrive at minute’s silence— James Longman (@JamesAALongman) July 18, 2016 ????????star spangled soundcheck #RNCinCLE— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) July 18, 2016center_img After #NiceAttack Security Changes For GOP Convention #RNC— Fox Nation (@foxnation) July 15, 2016 Terrifying L.A. glass skyscraper slide.This glass slide hanging off the exterior of a skyscraper in LA is for the brave Ninjas! ?#Travel #Adventure— Inviita (@Inviita) June 29, 2016 Extraordinary. French PM and politicians BOOED by memorial crowds here b4 minute’s silence. Visceral anger in #Nice— Julian Druker (@Julian5News) July 18, 2016 Advertisementlast_img read more

Windows 10 updates KB4480977 KB4480959 KB4480967 and KB4480976 released

first_imgWindows 10 updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 released by Martin Brinkmann on January 21, 2019 in Windows – 7 commentsMicrosoft released the cumulative updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 for various versions of the company’s Windows 10 operating system and Windows Server 2016 in the past couple of days.The updates, for Windows 10 version 1607 to 1803, but not Windows 10 version 1809 or Server 2019, address several issues. While they do fix issues, they have known issues as well that users and administrators need to be aware of.Windows 10 version 1703 — KB4480959KB4480959 was released on January 15, 2019. It is a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1703 that increases the version of the OS to 15063.1596.It includes the following fixes:Fixed a hotspot authenticating issue that affected third-party applications.Addressed a file overwriting issue in shared folders when filter drivers were loaded.Fixed a 30-second delay when deleting or renaming links in a Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace.Fixed a issue that caused signed scripts, even those included natively in Windows, to generate Windows Defender Application Control failure audit events.Fixed Bitlocker Network Unlock failing on 2nd generation VMs if the network supports only IPv4.Fixed Help window (F1) display issues.Fixed a focus event issue in Microsoft Edge.Fixed an issue that caused downloads to fail.Fixed an exception issue with SqlConnection.Known Issues:A issue with Microsoft JET databases that use the Microsoft Access 97 file format. Database won’t appen if columns exist that have names with 33 or more characters. Check the workarounds posted on the support website.Some users report loading webpages with local IP addresses in Microsoft Edge. A workaround has been published.Windows 10 version 1709 – KB4480967The update shares most of the fixes and all known issues with KB4480959.The unique fixes are:Applications may stop working when long Kana is converted to Kanji.Fixed an issue in multi-monitor environments that caused a program window to be moved to a different window when a user reconnected to an existing session.Fixed a wallpaper update issue if configured using the Group Policy Editor.Fixed an issue with scheduled tasks not running if created in disabled state.Fixed issues that could cause bluescreens when connecting Thunderbolt devices.Fixed error 0x139 when connecting to a Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) device.Windows 10 version 1803 – KB4480976 The new update for Windows 10 version 1803 shares most fixes with Windows 10 version 1703 and 1709 and all known issues-The unique fixes are:Fixed sharing and timeline features, and roaming settings did not work correctly from accounts that use Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages.Fixed an issue that caused power options to appear on the Windows security screen when the option to hide them was enabled in the Group Policy.Fixed an issue that caused links for certain “compressed file formats” from resolving.Addressed an privacy issues with applications that could obtain BroadFileSystemAccess  without consent.Fixed an application stop working issue with WAM loggin.Fixed an issue that caused Windows Driver Frameworks to cause high CPU usage.The unique known issue is:Some users may not be able to pin web links to the Start menu or taskbar.Windows 10 version 1607 and Server 2016 – KB4480977The updates share some of the fixes described above.The unique fixes are:Fixed an issue that caused lockscreen images from not updating under certain circumstances.Fixed a File Explorer stop working issue after several days of uptime.Fixed boot failure issues “that occur when you restart certain hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) virtual machine”.Addresses issues with taking snapshots on hyperconverged Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster nodes.Addresses an issue that prevents volumes from going online as expected when you add back drain nodes during maintenance.Addresses an issue that fails to decrement the dirty region tracking reference count when a storage repair job is running on hyperconverged Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster nodes.Addresses an issue that causes the PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) pull server to return “ResourceNotFound (404)” after the Internet Information Services (IIS) application pool is recycled.Fixed a visibility issue with RemoteApp windows.The update has several known issues including the Microsoft Jet database issue described above:Infrastructure management issues after VMM refresh for System Center Virtual Machine Manager managed workloads. Workaround is available.Instant Search in Microsoft Outlook clients may fail with “Outlook cannot perform the search”. Workaround available.Windows may fail on Lenovo laptops with less than 8 GB of RAM. Workaround available.Taskbar icon issue after changing file association defaults.Closing WordsThe update for Windows 10 version 1809 is being tested in the Release Preview ring currently.SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 releasedDescriptionMicrosoft released the cumulative updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 for various versions of the company’s Windows 10 operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Third ibis debuts in Pune in Hinjawadi

first_imgInterGlobe Hotels and AccorHotels announced the opening of ibis Pune Hinjawadi, the third ibis in the city and fifth in the state of Maharashtra.Strategically located within 5km of the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway, the hotel is situated approximately 20 km from Pune Airport and the railway station.Featuring 136 well-appointed rooms, the hotel’s contemporary design offers unparalleled comfort and convenience with its range of in-room amenities.ibis Pune Hinjawadi features the signature ‘Spice It’ restaurant – a culinary concept tailor-made for India serving Indian, Oriental and European cuisine prepared from the freshest locally sourced ingredients and My Zone at The Hub, the hotel’s lobby bar.Three additional properties within Maharashtra are in various stages of development which will be operational by 2021.last_img read more

Cyprus defends passport sales at EU meeting Update 3

first_imgEuropean Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen on Monday called for greater transparency in schemes allowing foreign nationals to acquire EU citizenship through investment, while Nicosia pushed back defending its passport programme.Katainen, on a two-day visit to the island, called for a standardised process across the bloc to ensure proper vetting of non-EU nationals seeking to acquire residence permits or passports.“Whether we like it or not this will be an issue at the European level in the future,” Katainen said addressing a joint session of the House finance and foreign affairs committees.“Many member states are very concerned about this. There are also negative examples that golden passports have been provided to persons who have had some unclear activities in some countries,” he noted, alluding to money laundering and tax evasion.“We need a clearer common understanding on this in order to improve transparency. All member states share the view that we cannot do anything that would jeopardise security, we cannot support money laundering, we cannot support tax evasion and that’s why we need to discuss with the member states how do we improve transparency because is the best guarantee that we understand each other and that the system is fair and secured,” Katainen told MPs.Although his visit to Cyprus revolved primarily around the ‘golden passports’ issue, the EU official took the opportunity to comment on Brussels’ vision for the EU project.“In two years’ time the EU for sure will be more integrated than it is today, but people don’t know this enough,” he announced.Katainen went on to sound off Brussels’ talking points on Russia’s alleged involvement in elections and referendums such as Brexit, as well as the United States’ stance over climate change, describing these as “challenges” that the bloc must face.“However, the EU is also challenged from within,” he noted.“Our union is based on liberal democratic values but currently unfortunately we have some political leaders, for instance in Poland, in Hungary in Romania who are putting liberal democratic values in question, the whole EU, all of our member states are based on the values of human dignity, freedom of press, freedom of expression, human rights, politically free judiciary etc and now these values are put in question. In my opinion this is the biggest threat for Europe.”He added: “There’s no EU if we don’t have a joint value basis.”Earlier in the day, Katainen was received by President Nicos Anastasiades.Following that meeting, the government spokesman said Nicosia would not accept Cyprus being “victimised” over its investment activities following last week’s EU report noting that its citizenship-by-investment scheme had insufficient checks on the origins of applicants’ wealth.The government, Prodromos Prodromou said, is in constant contact with the European Commission, “so that we adopt the best international practices, but also defend our country’s right to apply its own policies, without ever accepting that Cyprus will be victimised internationally because it has investment activity.”Anastasiades, he said, explained to Katainen that the government had recently tightened procedures for its citizenship-by-investment scheme.Among these, the hiring of specialised firms tasked with carrying out due-diligence forensics on passport applicants.“He [Anastasiades] gave reassurances that remarks and recommendations are taken into account, recalling that our country, has, in recent years, also through the programme and voluntarily, adopted rigorous controls on the prevention of transactions that may involve illegal activities whether it is for money laundering or for tax evasion,” Prodromou said.Like all EU members, Cyprus follows and is under the scrutiny of the Council of Europe’s watchdog on money laundering, Moneyval, and follows its recommendations, “while we have adopted both legislation but also practices.”At the meeting, Katainen stressed the EU is always open to investment, but at the same time there should be shared information among countries and attention to investment in strategic areas, “whether we are talking about telecoms or for security systems.”Later, the EU official saw finance minister Harris Georgiades. In statements, they both sought to play down the matter.Katainen said the European Commission is not targeting Cyprus or any European country for their passport schemes. What is desirable, he added, is a system that addresses the concerns expressed by certain EU member states.Georgiades said Cyprus is ready to work with the Commission and its EU partners, providing full data on its programme in order “to deal with any warranted concerns that may exist”.On Sunday, Katainen stated the European Commission has established an expert group to consider how to create fully transparent rules on the granting of EU citizenship by member states in order to avoid tax evasion, money laundering or security threats.In a report last week, the European Commission had warned that programmes of EU states, including Cyprus, to sell passports and visas to wealthy foreigners could help organised crime groups infiltrate the bloc and raise the risk of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion.The EU report on so-called “investment migration” highlighted shortfalls in the Cypriot and Maltese schemes which do not sufficiently check the origins of wealth of individuals and do not allow their easy identification.Cypriot officials countered that the report did not portray an accurate picture as it failed to take into account the changes made by the government in May last year.Whereas the report did reference the changes in passing, due to time constraints these had not been included in the final text.Katainen’s itinerary also included participating in an event in Nicosia titled ‘A citizens’ dialogue on the future of Europe and tomorrow’s megatrends’.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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