Rabat – On Saturday, police in Tangier Med Port thwarted a drug trafficking operation, seizing 13 tonnes and 750 kilograms of hashish, according to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).The statement added that police seized the drugs on board of an international transport truck registered in Morocco.The police department in Tangier opened an investigation under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office to arrest the driver as well as possible accomplices involved in drug trafficking. Morocco’s security services are cracking down drug trafficking attempts in several cities across the country. On December 19, 2018, Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Intelligence (BCIJ) seized a boat loaded with cocaine in El Jadida, near Casablanca.On the same month, the BCIJ found a farm in Boujdour in the Laayoune Sakia El Hamra region used by a drug network for cocaine trafficking and storage.Authorities revealed that Morocco’s security services seized 1.65 tons of cocaine, over 1.3 million psychotropic and ecstasy pills (up 43 percent over 2017), 52 tons of cannabis resin, and 693 kilograms of cannabis in 2018.Morocco’s proximity to Europe has attracted several international drug trafficking networks, including those from South America.Recently, El Pais reported that Latin cartels have been using Africa, and Morocco in particular, as a transit point for trafficking drugs to Europe.Back in December 2018,the BCIJ arrested members of an international drug trafficking ring specialized in smuggling cocaine between Morocco, the US, Latin America, and Europe.Authorities also seized a tonne of cocaine during the operation.
The Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Assistant Secretary-General Catherine Bragg, will be in Sri Lanka from 19 to 21 January, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release on Tuesday. Her visit is expected to provide an opportunity to emphasize the commitment of the United Nations to the people of Sri Lanka in the midst of devastatingly heavy rainfall and to rally donors to support and expand ongoing national efforts to respond to the growing humanitarian needs.In the last week, torrential rain has affected more than one million people in Sri Lanka’s eastern and central districts, forcing up to 370,000 people to flee their homes, and has claimed 43 lives to date.This is in addition to the ongoing humanitarian concerns in the country’s north, where 20,000 internally displaced people remain in government-run camps since the end of the conflict in 2009, and those who have returned to their areas of origin are struggling to rebuild their lives.“Humanitarian work is about reaching all people in need and in particular the most vulnerable, providing them with emergency assistance and supporting them through their most difficult time. This includes helping them recover and rebuild their lives,” said Ms. Bragg. The United Nations and humanitarian partners are supporting the Government of Sri Lanka to provide critically needed emergency supplies such as safe drinking water, food, sanitation and emergency shelter, and will launch an appeal for emergency funds on 20 January.Sri Lanka’s floods, which may have destroyed at least half of the season’s harvest in the eastern province, will also have a severe impact on agricultural livelihoods in a region still suffering the effects of the 2004 tsunami and recovering from the decades-long conflict. During her mission, Ms. Bragg will visit the north of the country where thousands have returned following the end of the conflict, as well as visit the worst-flood affected areas in the east. She will also meet representatives from the Government, donors, and aid agencies. 18 January 2011One of the UN’s top humanitarian officials will visit Sri Lanka later this week to highlight the country’s humanitarian needs and to advocate on behalf of the most vulnerable.
FINGAL’S POLICING COMMITTEE met this morning to discuss the disturbances around Portmarnock beach in Dublin yesterday evening which saw groups of youths shouting abuse and hurling bottles at each other.At least three people have been arrested in connection with the public disorder and Fingal county councillor Kieran Dennison told TheJournal.ie that it was the “big item on the agenda” for the committee today.“Obviously, this has happened before and gardaí were in place fairly quickly but with Facebook and social media the crowds swelled from 200 to over 1500 in the space of two hours,” he said. “Gardaí were stopping them in some places, taking drink off them getting off buses and trains and there was a lot of drinking and throwing bottles.”GangsDennison said that, having watched videos of the disorder on YouTube, he was “concerned” about images of “gangs of black youths fighting white youths”.While the councillor conceded that there were also images of white youths in conflict with each other, he said that it was “a bit more disturbing” to see groups of different cultures pitted against one another.“It’s that element of it, I’d much prefer if guys were mixing it up but there seemed to be a number of separate squirmishes,” he said.He said that the racial aspect of the disorder was not the “main subject of the meeting” this morning but it was “acknowledged” and he said that it is something the committee and the council will be looking into.“From time to time I get reports about young lads forming into gangs and unfortunately, in come cases, they seem to be one particular nationality so I would have a concern about that,” he said. “I don’t think it’s useful to ignore it, we have to look to see what can be done about this.”“I know how much there is in the UK and US and I’d be concerned about gang culture starting here as well,” he added.CEO of the Integration Centre, Killian Forde, told TheJournal.ie that he did not think there was a racial element to what happened in Portmarnock.“I live nearby and I’ve talked to people who were in the area,” he said. “It’s an annual event that happens on the beaches on the northside – it’s not new and it’s not racial.”However Forde said that the lack of integration of young immigrants is a major problem in some parts of the country.We do have a problem in Fingal of gangs of youths but that’s a reflection of a number of different things, the lack of integration being one of them. A lot of the incidents we hear about involve areas where there are young populations of all nationalities and there’s a tension and competition that exists between these gangs. When racism becomes accentuated very quickly, people seek comfort and solidarity within their own ethnicity.“I do think people and politicians need to be more careful not to talk up racism if it hasn’t happened but we’d welcome Kieren Dennison’s concern,” he added.CostDennison said the council is meeting today to discuss what to do about the incident. Gardaí took videos at the scene and he said there will be “follow-ups” now.The installation of CCTV along the beach is being considered but the councillor said that this could cost up to half a million euro as a surveillance set-up in Dunsink Lane to deter dumping cost some €100,000.In the immediate afternmath, he said that the cleanup costs will be “huge” due to the amount of broken glass and bottles along the beach and surrounding area.Related: Three arrested after good weather brings trouble to Portmarnock beach>
Accouchement : comment le nouveau-né respire-t-il pour la première fois ?France – Comment les mammifères peuvent-ils modifier radicalement leur respiration au moment de leur naissance, passant brutalement du milieu aquatique à la vie aérienne ? Des chercheurs du CNRS ont identifié, chez la souris, un gène indispensable à la respiration et, par conséquent, à la survie à la naissance. Chez les mammifères, le fœtus se développe dans un milieu liquide où le cordon ombilical est la source d’oxygène, alors que les fonctions pulmonaires sont pratiquement absentes. A sa naissance, le nouveau-né passe d’une vie aquatique intra-utérine à l’autonomie aérienne. Comment le corps se prépare-t-il à une transition aussi brutale ? On savait déjà que plusieurs circuits de neurones interviennent dans la respiration néonatale chez les mammifères. Ces neurones sont à l’origine d’une activité pacemaker, c’est-à-dire un rythme au niveau du tronc cérébral à l’origine de mouvements respiratoires automatiques et qui prépare les nouveau-nés à la naissance. Les travaux réalisés par des chercheurs parisiens et marseillais révèlent qu’une protéine appelée TSHZ3 joue un rôle majeur dans l’activité des neurones impliqués dans le processus respiratoire. Les nouveau-nés de souris chez qui le gène TSHZ3 ne fonctionne pas ne respirent pas à la naissance et meurent au bout de quelques minutes. Ainsi le gène Tshz3 est-il capable de contrôler, à lui seul au niveau des neurones, le développement de plusieurs éléments et des évènements cellulaires indispensables à l’acquisition de la respiration à la naissance. Dans le futur, des collaborations avec des équipes de recherche médicale pourraient permettre de mieux comprendre l’implication de Tshz3 dans les troubles de la respiration chez l’homme, depuis les apnées du sommeil jusqu’au syndrome de mort subite du nourrisson, principale cause de mortalité des nouveau-nés dans les pays occidentaux.Le 20 juillet 2010 à 13:01 • Emmanuel Perrin
Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Related Items:bahamas, Bahamas National Children’s Choir, choir, cultural, grand turk, Tci Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Jul 2015 – A great culture exchange when the Bahamas National Children’s Choir which this year celebrates 25 years of existence, put on a show in two locations in the capital yesterday. In Grand Turk the small group performed at the Cruise Center after arriving early yesterday morning on the Carnival Conquest. “This year, we are celebrating 25 years as a choir and so this is a part of the celebration, the trip and then we go to Florida later on this month and we do some more celebrations. We culminate at the end of the Year with the Adesa Weekend; it’s a weekend event where they do some community service, they have a grand ball, a children’s ball and then we have a ‘Chivival’ or a children’s revival service and that will end in November.”Led by Patricia Bazard, the group and chaperones next stops in the Dominican Republic… from there it’s Aruba and Curacao; Bazard believes it is important for the award winning group to see the islands of the region. The Bahamas National Children’s Choir was welcomed and hosted by the TCI Tourist Board and the Grand Turk Cruise Center; we spoke to Blythe Clare who gave the welcome and send off gifts to the delegation of 33 from nearby Bahamas, Who also put on a show at the Salem Baptist Church in Cockburn Town, GT.“When I saw them perform at the Cruise Center, with their beautifully adorned headpieces which reflects Bahamian Junkanoo, Bahamian culture and it brought joy to my heart not only because I was familiar with the songs that they sang and as I said, ‘All a We is one.’ The same folk songs they use in The Bahamas, we use it here, I felt so proud and then to see so many young people here this morning and knowing that the Bahamas just celebrated their 42nd independence under the theme, ‘Our Children, Our Future’ and our children are indeed our future because we are not going to be here forever.”Clare said not only is this a great idea for the Children’s Choir in Provo but just as the Bahamas’ children showed off their national flag colors and culture, the TCI could do the same.“I know if Provo they have a Children’s’ Choir and I know they have vibrant dance groups and I think what we can do is liaise with the schools, get together and for cruises you have to pay well in advance; but whether it’s a cruise or go to the Bahamas and perform on Bay Street, it can happen.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos
Islamabad: Pakistan has completed 90 per cent work on the Kartarpur Corridor from the zero line to Gurdwara Sahib and plans to inaugurate it on the 550 birth celebrations of Guru Nanak in November this year, according to a media report. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev. Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us The first batch of pilgrims from India will arrive in Pakistan on November 9, however, the number has not yet been specified, the Express Tribune reported. According to the report, 90 per cent work on the Kartarpur Corridor, including the construction of the main road, bridge and buildings from zero line to Gurdwara Sahib has been completed by Pakistan. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “From the Pakistani side of the border, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa are likely to inaugurate the corridor on the occasion of Baba Guru Nanak’s anniversary in November,” the report said. Both sides have agreed to maintain a channel of communication and work towards finalisation of the agreement. The technical teams will meet again to ensure seamless connectivity for the corridor is operational in time so that the pilgrimage can begin on the 550 birth celebrations of Guru Nanak this year, the report added. Advertise With Us In November 2018, India and Pakistan agreed to set up a border crossing linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur – the final resting place of Guru Nanak – to Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. The shrine is visible from the Indian side of the border and every day a larger number of Sikh devotees gather to perform Darshan or sacred viewings of the site. The Kartarpur corridor is expected to provide visa-free access to Indian Sikh pilgrims to the gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib a small town in Narowal, four kilometres from the Pakistan-India border, where Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life. This will also be the first visa-free corridor between the two nuclear-armed neighbours since their independence in 1947. Pakistan will build the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the border will be constructed by India.
Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The edgy pranks PewDiePie is fond of staging went over the line in 2017: Through crowdsourcing platform Fiverr, he paid two guys in Sri Lanka to hold up a sign reading “Death to All Jews” as well as a man dressed as Jesus to say “Hitler did absolutely nothing wrong.” Disney’s Maker Studios and YouTube subsequently cut business ties with him. Kjellberg, who said he was trying to show the insane things people are willing to do for money, deleted the offending videos and apologized.PewDiePie also has found himself in hot water over using racist language and has been accused of courting an alt-right audience. In December, he gave a shoutout to a YouTube channel littered with white-supremacist rhetoric; Kjellberg later deleted the citation and claimed he didn’t realize the channel included pro-Nazi references.PewDiePie, of course, has turned his fight with T-Series into a content-creation and fan-engagement opportunity, which has included “Bitch Lasagna.” a music video dissing T-Series. As part of his competition with T-Series, Kjellberg in December launched a fundraising campaign for CRY, an Indian children’s rights organization, which raised nearly $230,000.His supporters have staged even most outlandish stunts: YouTuber Justin Roberts said he bought a $1 million Times Square billboard promoting PewDiePie, and creator Jimmy Donaldson (better known online as “MrBeast”) created a nearly 12-hour video in which he said “PewDiePie” 100,000 times. Fans also have defaced the Wall Street Journal’s website, hijacked Chromecasts and smart TVs to play pro-PewDiePie videos videos, and hacked thousands of internet-connected printers to spit out posters urging subscribe to PewDiePie. One fan created a Twitter account that has posted alerts whenever the subscriber gap between PewDiePie and T-Series drops below 10,000.The crusade to keep PewDiePie No. 1 is a microcosm of the unhappiness among many YouTube fans about what is perceived to be a growing colonization of the platform by corporations and mainstream celebrities — and YouTube’s promotion of them. Example: YouTube Rewind 2018 became the most-disliked video ever less than a week after it was posted, reflecting a distaste for the annual mashup’s prominent placement of celebs like Will Smith over native creators including PewDiePie, who was acknowledged only in a few sly animated references. T-Series’ YouTube channel features a mix of music videos and film trailers. The most-viewed T-Series video to date is the official video for Guru Randhawa’s “Lahore,” which has racked up nearly 700 million views in a little over a year.“Music for us has never been about Excel sheets; it’s not a number on a paper,” T-Series president Neeraj Kalyan said in an announcement when the channel hit 50 million followers last summer. “It’s a passion, driven by belief in our content, backing our belief with aggression and passion and this has remained our mantra for years which has led us here.”Kjellberg, 29, rose to popularity with his comedic and profanity-laced takes on gameplay videos and internet culture. In August 2013, PewDiePie’s subscriber count topped then-leader Smosh, the comedy brand that was operated by the now-defunct Defy Media (and now owned by Rhett & Link’s Mythical Entertainment). In 2015, Variety featured PewPiePie on the cover of the “#Famechangers” issue, citing him as the industry’s most influential digital star.T-Series, in addition to its primary YouTube channel, operates more than two dozen others. The Mumbai-based entertainment conglomerate produces movies including “Hindi Medium,” “Tumhari Sulu,” “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety,” “Raid” and “Blackmail.” T-Series also sells a line of consumer electronics.The Bollywood-fueled rise of T-Series on YouTube comes amid rapid recent growth of India’s internet user base. There were 447 million broadband subscribers in India as of the end of June 2018, up 49% year over year, according to the country’s telecom regulatory authority.The top 10 most-subscribed YouTube channels after T-Series and PewDiePie (excluding YouTube-operated channels) are 5-Minute Crafts, Canal KondZilla, Justin Bieber, SET India, WWE, Dude Perfect, kids’ channel Cocomelon and HolaSoyGerman. On Thursday around 3:30 a.m. PT, T-Series climbed back on top for several hours — but after PewDiePie tweeted “This is not the end” (along with a BTS meme) his channel resumed the No. 1 spot. PewDiePie stood at 90.682 million subs as of 5 p.m. PT Thursday, with T-Series trailing at 90.654 million.The competition for first place between T-Series and the controversial Swedish-born YouTuber — whose name is Felix Kjellberg — has been closely followed by the YouTube community. It’s been viewed by some as tantamount to a culture war for YouTube, with PewDiePie as the native creator standard-bearer up against a corporate entertainment interest.The latest seesaws come after a bizarrely horrific turn of events last week in the “PewDiePie vs. T-Series” footrace — which may have deflated the pro-PewDiePie movement. The alleged attacker in the New Zealand mass shootings, in a Facebook live-stream of the massacre, reportedly urged people to “subscribe to PewDiePie.” The YouTube star has been criticized for making anti-Semitic jokes and using racist language in the past. In response to shootings, Kjellberg tweeted at 1 a.m. ET on March 15, “I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.”Subscriber counts for PewDiePie and T-Series have been running neck-and-neck over the past week, and T-Series actually has been briefly on top for a few minutes in recent days before it built a bigger lead Wednesday.In any case, the rivalry has made PewDiePie and T-Series the two most-subscribed channels on YouTube, well ahead of the next closest channel, 5-Minute Crafts, which has 52.1 million subs for its DIY videos.All that said, YouTube subscriber counts aren’t meaningful except as a signal of relative popularity. They don’t reflect relative earning power or even average video views. The “PewDiePie vs. T-Series” storyline has become a kind of meme game, and many of the millions of new subscribers on each side could be low-activity accounts. The two channels trade in different formats: Note that T-Series has more than 65 billion views overall to date for its music videos, three times PewDiePie’s count of less than 21 billion lifetime views for his “let’s play” videos, vlogs and comedy sketches. UPDATED, 3/21: The back-and-forth competition for YouTube’s No. 1 spot continues.T-Series on Thursday again pulled ahead of YouTube’s PewDiePie as the No. 1 most-subscribed channel on the platform — but again the vlogger-gamer-comedian fans’ rallied behind him to retake the position.In a months-long symbolic running battle for the title, PewDiePie and his fans have waged a concerted campaign to fend off the steady encroachment by T-Series, India’s top music and pop-culture brand, calling on supporters to “subscribe to PewDiePie” and preserve his status as the most-subscribed YouTube channel.As of Wednesday at noon PT, T-Series’ main YouTube channel had 90.394 million subscribers, topping 90.387 million for PewDiePie. By 12:30 p.m. PT, however, PewDiePie had edged up to 90.400 million vs. T-Series’ 90.396 million, and PewDiePie held the lead going into the evening.
Game Saturday: Incursion 2 The Artifact by Martin Brinkmann on March 24, 2018 in Games – 1 commentIncursion 2 The Artifact is a free tower defense game in which you try to fend off invading forces with heroes and recruited troops.The game uses a slightly different design than most tower defense games. While you play a series of maps that are linked together by a story line, you don’t build towers as you would in many other tower defense games.The towers, or huts act as recruiting points for foot soldiers, archers and wizards that you may recruit. Each hut supports a maximum capacity of three units. You can mix and match or recruit a single unit type only but need to know that units move and attack as groups.If you stick a soldier into a group with two archers, you’d end up risking the life of the archers as they may come closer to the enemy units than they should.You begin the game with the main hero and a little bit of gold, and the first map acts as an introduction to core concepts. Recruit a couple of basic troops and try to fend of the enemies.Heroes may roam the battlefield freely while the movement of regular units is restricted to a radius around the tower they have been recruited from.Tip: you can move ranged units away from the roads so that melee attackers can’t reach them. This won’t protect them from ranged enemies but it offers some form of protection that the ranged units need desperately to stay alive.Warriors spawn in the huts and will come back if they are defeated in battle.You will encounter many different monsters and enemy units over the course of the game: from traditional cannon fodder melee units and archers to necromancers that raise zombies or juggernauts that are hard to defeat because of their armor.Different enemy types require different strategies. Juggernauts take only a quarter of damage from arrows while skeleton archers may require the use of spells to defeat them quickly before they take out your melee units. Flying units, on the other hand, can only be attacked by archers and mages.The main hero gains experience points in battles and skill points when the level increases. Skill points can be invested in four schools of magic to throw meteors at enemies, slow them down, or hurl them.A total of 16 spells are available that the main hero may learn. The game includes a reset option which is great for testing various spells without making a commitment the moment you select one of the spells.You control additional heroes over the course of the game; these come with their own set of skills that you may use directly.You earn general skill points during battles as well and may spend them to improve the three unit types or invest them in general upgrades.Skills may increase the damage output of units, reduce their price, or increase their attack range. The general purpose skills make units move faster, give you more gold in the beginning, or speed up the reincarnation of fallen warriors.Unit upgrades are unlocked with each map that you complete. You can’t upgrade any unit on the first map but may do so from the second map on. Upgrades improve unit stats such as attack or defense but may switch the unit type to a different type altogether as well. If you upgrade archers multiple times, you will end up with dwarven mortar units that do area damage.Upgrades cost gold and you may only start to upgrade units once you have recruited all three.Closing WordsIncursion 2 The Artifact is a well designed tower defense game. While it is not the first tower defense game that puts the focus on unit recruitment and heroes, and not on the building of towers, it is well designed and plays great.The game comes with three difficulty levels. Absolute beginners may want to start with easy but veteran tower defense players may want to skip the normal difficulty as it is a bit too easy in my opinion to be really challenging.Incursion 2 The Artifact requires a bit of micro managing units, directing archers and mages to attack flying units, or charging enemy archers with melee units to avoid having them attacked without any form of counterattack.You may also likeCursed Treasure 2 Tower Defense review [Game Saturday]Game Saturday: Protector IV (strategy, online)Giants and Dwarves TD is a Tower Defense game with a twistHands of War Tower Defense [Game Saturday]Radiant Defense [Game Saturday]Summary12345 Author Ratingno rating based on 0 votes Software Name Incursion 2 The ArtifactSoftware Category GamesLanding Page https://armorgames.com/play/14978/incursion-2-the-artifact?fp=b-strategy Advertisement
GAYSTARNEWS- The Old Operating Theatre Museum, London BridgeModern Guy’s Hospital may be the ugliest building in London but at least it gives everyone access to modern medicine.In the 19th century, things were a little more basic. And the Old Operating Theatre takes you right back to the horrors of surgery without anaesthesia.Operations here were carried out as a spectator sport, a kind of Victorian gladiatorial show, in the roof space of a Baroque Church. Nowadays it’s a museum with the original features remarkably well-preserved and atmospheric – you can almost hear the screams of agony and see the flow of blood.Manze’s Pie and Mash, Tower Bridge RoadEver wondered what real Londoners eat. Well it’s not McDonald’s. Manze’s has been serving pie, jellied eels and mashed potatoes since 1902, when it was founded by the current owner’s grandfather.It may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s the proper Cockney deal and Manze’s still attracts long queues. It’s also a great social leveler. The Tower Bridge Road branch is close to the GSN London office and at lunchtime attracts builders and businessmen alike who rub shoulders on the wooden benches, sitting at marble tables in the traditional tiled restaurant.The Regent’s Canal, CamdenThe canals were London’s original motorways, drawing in vital supplies for the city’s industry and shipping out its products.Of course, the original barges were drawn by horses and if you look closely at the bridges, you’ll see the grooves in the stone or iron where the ropes cut into them.One of the best things to do on a sunny Sunday is to walk from Camden Lock towards Paddington basin. And the highlight is passing beside London Zoo for a free glimpse of their enormous aviary and the African hunting dogs sniffing up by the fence.Where to stayHigh-end: The Berkeley, Knightsbridge. Effortlessly stylish.Mid-range: The Zetter Hotel, Clerkenwell. Inner-city cool.Budget: Ibis, Blackfriars. A dependable brand in a central location.Read more from Gareth JohnsonThis article has been produced on an editorially independent basis. It contains affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link and make a booking Gay Star News will receive monetary compensation.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Few cities have so many globally famous icons as London. Tower Bridge is one of the world’s top 10 most recognizable landmarks. Big Ben (or St Stephen’s Clock Tower for pedants) is also on the list. But London is also a city of hidden gems. The nooks and crannies tucked away down secret medieval alleyways, overlooked by the throngs of commuters who pass them every day.It’s a city where even lifelong Londoners can find something new every day. And, for fear that this London should be entirely overlooked in the summer hype, here are the Gay Star News team’s favorites:Ceremony of the Keys, Tower of LondonThousands of tourists visit Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress every day. But few know they can, if they apply in advance in writing, also return in the evening to witness the world’s oldest military ceremony – for free.The locking of the Tower secures the castle, where the Crown Jewels are kept, for the night. But it also symbolizes how the military is responsible for the security of the whole country.It’s been done in the same way every day for around 700 years. The warder guarded by a troop of soldiers is challenged by a sentry. When he explains he is carrying ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Keys’ he is allowed to pass. It’s all over in 10 minutes but it’s one of those experiences you never forget.Dead Man’s Hole, Tower BridgeThe bridge may be a compulsory photo location for every tourist, but underneath it on the north side of the river, is a little corner few Londoner’s have ever heard of.Dead Man’s Hole was designed to retrieve corpses which were thrown into the river or washed up there. Next to the steps down to the water is a small morgue which was used to keep the bodies until they could be removed for burial.London Stone, Canon StreetThis small block of limestone is both a mystery and a hidden gem.Tucked away behind an iron grill, at pavement level opposite Canon Street Station, it’s entirely overlooked by the thousands of city workers who stream past it every day. But some say that if it is ever removed from the capital, the city will be destroyed.It’s sometimes called the Stone of Brutus, after the legendary founder of London in 1,000BC. Others claim it was part of an ancient stone circle at Ludgate Hill or even the stone from which King Arthur withdrew the ‘Sword in the Stone’. It could have been a druidic altar or perhaps the Roman milliarium – the central spot from which all distances were measured in Roman Britain. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Record numbers of international LGBT+ travel industry exhibitors at ITB BerlinIGLTA honors ITB Berlin for its commitment to LGBT+ travel segmentPuerto Vallarta Tourism Chief: Visit to become one of us, you will be safe!Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/six-hidden-london-gems230312/
Yesterday, Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, an online video game acknowledged the existence of a bug in the game (Fortnite). This bug could let attackers access user accounts by impersonating as real gamers and purchase V-Buck, Fortnite’s in-game currency with credit cards. This bug could also eavesdrop on record players’ in-game conversation and background home conversations. Just two months ago, researchers at Check Point Research found the vulnerabilities and informed Epic Games which then fixed the vulnerability. In a statement to Washington Post, Oded Vanunu, Check Point’s head of products vulnerability research said, “The chain of the vulnerabilities within the log-in flow provide[d] the hacker the ability to take full control of the account.” According to an analysis made by market research company SuperData, last year, with the help of Fortnite, Epic Games was leading the market for free-to-play games by earning $2.4 billion in revenue. 10 months ago, a user shared his experience on Reddit regarding his account being hacked. The hacker used all his money using his card for buying V-Bucks. The post reads, “It appears my epic games account was hacked this past weekend, and they proceeded to spend all the money they could on v-bucks (which was all of it).” The victim also added a note, “ I’ve never tried signing up for free v-bucks or anything of the sort. I think I’ve just used the same password email combo too many times and at some point it was leaked in some data breach.” In spite of refund by Epic team the online gaming world doesn’t look that safe. But this post has some comments which clearly states how scared users are. One of the users commented, “Well, after reading this I just deleted my PayPal from my Epic Games account. Definitely going to run with entering details each time instead of storing them.” The thread has some comments which suggests having a two-way verification, changing passwords frequently and using prepaid cards if possible for online games. In a statement to The Verge, Epic Games said, “We were made aware of the vulnerabilities and they were soon addressed. We thank Check Point for bringing this to our attention. As always, we encourage players to protect their accounts by not re-using passwords and using strong passwords, and not sharing account information with others.” Hackers deceive players in various ways, one of which is, asking users to log into fake websites that promised to generate V-Buck. These sites ask gamers to enter their game login credentials and personal information like name, address and credit card details, which further get misused. Usually, such scams are promoted via social media campaigns that claim gamers can “earn easy cash” or “make quick money”. Check Point’s research found out a vulnerability in the game that didn’t even require the login details for the attackers to attack. An XSS (cross-site scripting) attack was responsible according to researchers, which would just require users to click on a link sent to them by the attacker. As soon as the user would click the link, their Fortnite username and password would immediately be captured by the attacker, without the need for them to enter any login credentials. According to the researchers, this bug would let hackers steal pieces of code to identify a gamer when he/she logs into the game by a third-party account such as Xbox Live or Facebook. After accessing a gamer’s account in Fortnite with these security tokens, hackers could buy weapons, in-game currency, or even cosmetic accessories. To know more about the bug in Fortnite, check out the report and YouTube video by Check Point. Read Next Hyatt Hotels launches public bug bounty program with HackerOne 35-year-old vulnerabilities in SCP client discovered by F-Secure researcher Fortnite server suffered a minor outage, Epic Games was quick to address the issue
As the Arizona Cardinals head into their final preseason game, they do so with a few position battles still yet unresolved. We’ll take a look at what is left to be determined, beginning with the battle at running back.Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams are locked in as the team’s top two backs, and LaRod Stephens-Howling will also have a role on the team, leaving both William Powell and Alfonso Smith vying for the role of backup to the backup’s backup. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments Share William PowellA 24-year-old who went undrafted out of Kansas State, Powell has had an excellent preseason for the Cardinals, racking up 231 yards and three touchdowns on 33 attempts.Powell leads the entire NFL in preseason rushing yards, and while his numbers ultimately won’t count, they have certainly put his name in the conversation for a roster spot that was anything but guaranteed just months ago.It’s a far cry from last season, when Powell was best known as the guy who carried the rock a healthy 29 times in the preseason finale, as the coaching staff was hoping to preserve the running backs it was planning on keeping around. Powell is set to get a substantial amount of carries Thursday night, but for a completely different reason.Alfonso SmithAlfonso Smith went into training camp this year likely with a roster spot in tow, but all bets are off now. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
Cyprus Casinos (C2), on Monday announced the opening of its third licensed satellite casino – C2 Ayia Napa on the heels of last month’s first anniversary of the C2 Limassol temporary casino.C2 Ayia Napa, which joins the C2 Nicosia and C2 Larnaca satellite casinos that opened in December 2018, is located at 34, Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, 5330, in Ayia Napa’s tourist area.The satellite casino is situated on a 13,829 m² plot, while the building itself comprises a floor area of 367 m². The gaming area features 50 slot machines, and is operated in accordance with Cypriot legislation. It also features the Columbia Bar and there is an on-site dedicated parking lot for guests and customers. The casino is open from 3pm until 6am daily and employs more than 40 people.Craig Ballantyne, Property President of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos ‘C2’ said the location was ideal for a satellite casino, as it was in the heart of Ayia Napa’s tourist area.“We are delighted to be launching our third satellite casino, further expanding our C2 portfolio. We are confident that C2 Ayia Napa will help to enhance the city’s tourist product and significantly contribute to the sustainable growth of the local and island’s economy. At the same time, the casino will offer an exceptional entertainment experience for both local and foreign guests,” he said.Entrance is limited to people over 21 and they do not have to pay an entrance fee or sign up for a membership. More information: www.cypruscasinos.com.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityReassurance for your refugeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoCyprus and Italy in hot water over tax breaks for yachtsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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Tirole noted “would have deserved to be with me” in receiving the prize The Nobel committee’s award specifically focuses on Tirole’s “analysis of market power and regulation” There are two central questions First how will firms behave when there are only a few of them in the market What prices will they set what range of goods will they offer and what will be the quality level of these goods Second if competition among firms is insufficient to constrain prices what policies should regulators use for the benefit of consumers and society at large To answer these questions Tirole has championed the approach offered by information economics which centres on the role of information that individuals and firms hold privately A classic example is the regulation of a firm’s pricing say a privately owned network that supplies electricity to homes and businesses Such distribution networks are examples of “natural monopolies”: firms that face no competitors because replication of their infrastructure is infeasible or too costly Other examples include railroads ports and phone lines The question for a regulator of a natural monopoly is how to set the firm’s prices given that it has better information about its technology One possibility is to simply let the firm recover all of its costs But this gives the firm’s managers little reason to reduce expenditures Indeed the management might engage in wasteful spending that benefits only themselves knowing that the firm will be reimbursed Alternatively the regulator could fix a price that does not depend on the firm’s cost The firm then keeps any reduction in expenditures for itself; that is there are strong incentives to reduce spending Unfortunately this also means that very efficient firms make large profits to the detriment of consumers The contribution of Tirole together with Laffont was to derive the optimal incentive scheme They showed that the optimal scheme lies between the two extremes Optimal regulation balances incentives for efficiency against reductions in firm profits Laffont and Tirole also studied dynamic models of regulation noting that regulators do not set firm incentives once and for all but typically revise them over time They analysed the problem of a regulator that cannot commit to its future policies showing how a firm will be led to reveal its true costs only gradually Tirole has considered a host of other issues specific to different markets Together with Jean-Charles Rochet he has been a leader in the study of platforms operating in “two-sided markets” Here a platform is a firm that provides services to users on each side Credit cards provide services not only to cardholders but also to merchants who accept these cards Newspapers not only attract readers but also sell advertising space to companies that want to reach these readers Tirole studied pricing and competition in these markets influencing thinking on the regulation of credit-card interchange fees (the fees paid by a merchant’s bank to a customer’s bank) Another example is his study of “patent pools” (in collaboration with Josh Lerner) where companies come together to cross-license patents needed for a given technology Such arrangements seem increasingly important in high-tech industries such as software development and biotechnology However because companies set prices for the pooled patents cooperatively it is natural to worry that the practice could hurt consumers Lerner and Tirole argued that it is difficult to assess whether this is the case and that it depends on the market in question But they were still able to provide robust policy advice Tirole has also studied regulatory issues in banking and finance of special interest in view of the recent financial crisis He studied the implications of government bailouts in banking and considered how a government can restore a frozen asset market — the dilemma that was faced in the US market for mortgage-backed securities As these examples attest Tirole’s prize was not for a single contribution but for a wide-ranging body of work He has been successful in identifying topics of importance for practitioners such as regulatory policymakers The running theme is careful modelling of the incentives faced by individual actors He has devised models that are detailed enough to capture the relevant complexities but simple enough to be accessible to a wide readership of economists The writer is a junior chair (assistant professor) at the Toulouse School of Economics express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harsha Raj Gatty | Updated: December 3 2015 12:15 am Anil Kapoor; AR Rahman; Resul Pookutty Related News YET another edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was a damp squib Poor programming mismanagement and the absence of marquee names have plagued the festival over several years — but the 2015 edition was particularly lacklustre With the Film and Television Institute of India Pune protest moving to the festival venue the chaos only multiplied Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty an IFFI regular summed up the mood “Worst #IFFI2015 I have ever been no proper arrangement no coordination nobody knows why somebody is invited worst hotels really feel sad” he tweeted British director-screenwriter Michael Radford one the members of IFFI jury pointed at the cut-outs of Bollywood stars at venues such as Kala Academy and asked “Where are these stars” “At the Toronto International Film festival I have seen the influence of stars People even plan their holidays based on the dates of a festival” he added Apart from Anil Kapoor and AR Rahman chief guests at the opening and closing ceremony respectively not many popular faces were seen at the festival C Senthil Rajan Director of the Film Festival said the focus was on inviting directors producers and technicians He claimed that nearly 750 of them were present though the festival missed the buzz that a good gathering of film personalities can create IFFI has hosted international film personalities such as Michelle Yeoh Susan Sarandon Tony Leung and Wong Kar-Wai in the past but such big names were missing this time round Compared to this National Film Development Corporation’s Film Bazaar organised alongside IFFIwas thronged by filmmakers producers actors and directors With several new additions to its schedule it managed to rope in Anurag Kashyap Nandita Das Shoojit Sircar Prakash Jha Anurag Basu Rohan Sippy and Kabir Khan among others Film Bazaaar in its ninth year continues to enjoy a lot of prominence and interest with its successful properties such as Film Tourism Workshop Scriptwriters Lab and Co-production Market What caught most participants off-guard was the poor delegate turnout Though the organisers had pegged the total online registration at 7000 official figures indicated that only a little over 3500 collected their delegate cards Most screenings saw less than 50 per cent attendance Some cited the increase in the registration fee from Rs 300 to Rs 1000 for the decrease in footfall In 2014 13000 delegates had registered for IFFI IFFI had at its disposal 2538 seats across seven screening venues — each of them on an average projected seven shows per day (altogether 406 shows as per the brochure) That gave the organisers a capacity of releasing 177660 tickets during the 10-day festive However according to the Ministry of Information and Broadcast it released just over 80000 tickets which amounts to approximately 45 per cent of the occupancy Despite screenings at the Azad Maidan the local community participation was negligible “Last year there were stalls selling food and artefacts unlike this time” said Srinivas K a local resident harshrajgatty@expressindiacom For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMattis talks diplomacy on North Korea ahead of Trump’s Asia tour | Reuters Fwire Reuters Oct 27 2017 10:51:01 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 27 2017 10:51 AM | Updated Date: Oct 27 2017 10:51 AM Tags : Chandigarh: Footage from five CCTV cameras was retrieved by Chandigarh police which is probing the alleged stalking of an IAS officer’s daughter by a Haryana BJP leader’s son and his friend officials said Meanwhile purported CCTV visuals surfaced showing a car being followed by the SUV However the faces of the persons occupying the vehicles or their registration numbers were not clearly visible in the 11-second long footage which was aired by several news channels File image of Vikas Barala CNN-News 18 Police officials however said that they had retrieved the footage from five CCTV cameras "We are analysing the CCTV footages" said Chandigarh SSP Eish Singhal The woman daughter of a bureaucrat had called up the police on Friday night complaining that two youth were chasing her along a stretch of over five km Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas (23) and Ashish Kumar (27) were arrested for allegedly stalking the woman However both were released later on bail as they were booked under bailable sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act Opposition parties have accused the police of working under pressure The woman in her complaint had said that she felt there was an attempt to kidnap her "To me it was very clear that that these boys intended to abduct me and even tried to open the door" she said in her complaint Divyanka posted a picture of ‘Besan Halwa’ on her Instagram account and wrote, File image of India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitaraman. as it reduces the humidity level in the atmosphere. only four cases of malaria were reported in Panchkula till June,Is he the son of Bengal? 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Warner has been in sublime form of late,187 crore under non-planned head to the three municipal corporations in the current fiscal,alleging that a “salary scam” has led to the crisis Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who is in Bengaluru for naturopathy treatment said he has issued direction to deploy as many trucks as needed to clear the city of garbage and accused BJP of playing politics on the issue “I have directed govt to deploy as many trucks as are needed to lift garbage Public should not be inconvenienced” he tweeted “BJP is spreading garbage across the city AAP government is clearing them Own politics I appeal to people to help us clearing the garbage” he further said On the fourth day of the strike by the sanitation workers hundreds of BJP workers joined the agitators extending the party’s solidarity with them “Delhi government is responsible for the crisis It hasnot allocated adequate funds to the three municipal corporations They are not bothered about the problem being faced by the people” Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said Slamming the municipal corporations Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia asked where the money released by the Delhi government has gone and alleged a “salary scam” in the BJP-ruled civic bodies “There is a salary scam and that is why they are not being able to pay the dues” he told a press conference He said people are suffering due to the strike by sanitation workers and alleged that BJP was doing politicsover the issue For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 22 2016 6:18 pm Anand Amritraj had sought a year extension but he will bid adieu after the New Zealand tie Top News India’s outgoing Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj on Thursday termed All India Tennis Association’s (AITA) decision to hand him a farewell Davis Cup tie as bitter-sweet and predicted some tough time for Mahesh Bhupathi – the next man in charge The AITA Executive Committee decided to give Amritraj one last tie as reports emerged recently that he will be asked to go on account of indiscipline in the Indian team AITA did not give him the one-year term he had wished but has given Amritraj a chance to make a graceful exit for himself and he would like to go on a high by winning the tie against the Kiwis ALSO READ |Mahesh Bhupathi named India’s non-playing Davis Cupcaptain “It’s an interesting decision by the AITA I am a little disappointed because I had requested them for one more year after which I would have stepped down from the captaincy voluntarily if they wanted me to Now it seems like the NZ tie will be my farewell tie and that’s bitter-sweet to me considering the three good years we’ve had” Amritraj said in an interaction Amritraj had taken over as captain from SP Misra in 2013 after leading players revolted against the way AITA was handling Davis Cup issues The US-based Amritraj said Bhupathi who will take the captain’s position from April has a task at hand since the players loved the way he handled them “Till yesterday I did not even know that Mahesh was interested in the captaincy He will certainly have challenges like all new captains and he will have to handle them as he thinks best His style of management will surely be different from mine and without sounding too cocky he’ll have a hard act to follow considering the rapport I have with the team” Amritraj said even as he did not elaborate Asked to pick his best moments in his three-year reign Amritraj chose away ties against Korea and New Zealand “The best moments of my captaincy were our two away wins in Korea in 2014 and New Zealand in 2015 We were all very united as a team there was great camaraderie among the players and we had a lot of laughs and fun during two very difficult ties Somdev (Devvarman) was amazing in Korea and Yuki (Bhambri) was equally amazing in NZ and with Somdev’s help we were able to pull off a win” he recalled During Amritraj’s tenure the Indian team managed to reach World Group Play-off stage thrice and lost to only the best teams in the world — Serbia (in Bangalore 2014) Czech Republic (New Delhi 2015) and recently Spain (New Delhi 2016) What should be the way forward for the team now “That’s for the next captain to decide” he said curtly Asked to say more he said “In my opinion we need two players in the top 100 to be a regular in the World Group We are a long way from that at the moment Basically the top players have to stay healthy work harder and try to get their rankings up Only then will we be able to make any kind of impact in the Davis Cup” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: January 17 2017 5:18 am Top News The excise and taxation commissioner of Ludhiana seized 150000 litres of hooch during a raid on the banks of Sutlej river in village Madepur of Jagraon on Monday Satwant Singh assistant excise and taxation officer said that a team of excise inspectors and Jagraon police raided the banks of Sutlej river following a tip-off “We found 15 lakh litres of hooch hidden in the pits dug in the earth It was stored in a plastic polythene and probably left there to let it brew using natural heat Suspects ran away before we reached there” he said The hooch was destroyed on the spot in the presence of the officials For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Top Newsethnicity or income ? 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download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: December 3, professor at Binghamton University.” said Serkan Toto, on the other hand, Mohun Bagan secured an emphatic 2-1 victory over East Bengal in the derby match in Siliguri that has virtually sealed the fate of the Trevor Morgan’s side. The trend is particularly pronounced for women as the number of female literates has jumped from 29. Anecdotally, He suffered a 3-6, Corinthians top the current league table after 15 matches, when Singh was in Delhi.
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