Ian Somerhalder has won the Mozilla Firefox Challenge, scoring $50,000 for the IS Foundation.Ian beat out a host of celebrities and charities competing for the prize, including second place winner Jimmy Kimmel, who was raising money for Comfort the Children. Also competing were Sophia Bush, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Seth Rogen, Ty Burrell and Brittany Snow.Ian raised $122,398 through his Crowdrise fundraising page during the challenge, just beating Jimmy Kimmel, whose fans raised $121,301.The Ian Somerhalder Foundation aims to educate, collaborate with and support people and organisations to turn conversation into real projects and progress to positively impact the planet and species habitat.
Sahra Omar Farah, her two teenage sons – one of whom was deaf – and her 12-year-old daughter were stabbed and bludgeoned to death last Friday in a shop run by fellow Somalis in a village in the Eastern Cape, according to a news release issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).Ms. Farah’s body was reported to have been stabbed over 100 times, and initial signs suggest that both she and her daughter may have been subjected to sexual assaults. “I strongly condemn these murders of a defenceless family, apparently simply because they were foreigners,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay. “Xenophobic attacks unfortunately occur regularly in quite a few countries, but this is one of the most vicious examples we have heard of recently, outside of war zones.“Somalia is currently in a deplorable state, with conflict raging – especially in Mogadishu, where this family is believed to have come from – and there is huge displacement and suffering. To find safe haven in a country like South Africa, only to be brutally murdered a short while later, is beyond tragic,” she stated.Last Friday’s incident is the latest in a series of attacks targeted against foreigners living in South Africa. In May, tensions related to the large-scale influx of migrants and refugees into the country erupted into several days of attacks on foreigners that left over 60 people dead and more than 15,000 displaced. Ms. Pillay noted that Somali traders and shopkeepers have been a particular target, with another three Somali shopkeepers murdered since last Friday in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. “There appears to be a dangerous pattern of targeted attacks on foreigners, especially, but not exclusively, involving Somalis,” Ms. Pillay said. While she welcomed the arrest of three suspects in the attack, the High Commissioner called for concerted and long-term efforts by authorities to prevent such violence in the future. 7 October 2008The top United Nations human rights official today condemned the brutal killing of a Somali family in South Africa, and urged the authorities to take immediate action to protect foreigners from any further attacks.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Kimberly Dozier And Donna Cassata, The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2013 12:23 am MDT NSA director defends sweeping surveillance program, says plot against Wall Street thwarted WASHINGTON – The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying.The House Intelligence Committee hearing provided a venue for officials to defend the once-secret programs and did little probing of claims that the collection of people’s phone records and Internet usage has disrupted dozens of terrorist plots. Few details were volunteered.Army Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, said the two recently disclosed programs — one that gathers U.S. phone records and another that is designed to track the use of U.S.-based Internet servers by foreigners with possible links to terrorism — are critical. But details about them were not closely held within the secretive agency. Alexander said after the hearing that most of the documents accessed by Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former systems analyst on contract to the NSA, were on a web forum available to many NSA employees. Others were on a site that required a special credential to access. Alexander said investigators are studying how Snowden did that.He told lawmakers Snowden’s leaks have caused “irreversible and significant damage to this nation” and undermined the U.S. relationship with allies.When Deputy FBI Director Sean Joyce was asked what is next for Snowden, he said, simply, “justice.” Snowden fled to Hong Kong and is hiding.In the days after the leaks, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers cited one attack that he said was thwarted by the programs. In the comments of other intelligence officials, that number grew to two, then 10, then dozens. On Tuesday, Alexander said more than 50 attacks were averted because of the surveillance. These included plots against the New York subway system and a Danish newspaper office that had published cartoon depictions of Muhammad.In a new example, Joyce said the NSA was able to identify an extremist in Yemen who was in touch with Khalid Ouazzani in Kansas City, Mo., enabling authorities to identify co-conspirators and thwart a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange.Ouazzani pleaded guilty in May 2010 in federal court in Missouri to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization, bank fraud and money laundering. Ouazzani was not charged with the alleged plot against the stock exchange. Joyce said the arrest was made possible by the Internet surveillance program disclosed by Snowden.Joyce also said a terrorist financier in San Diego was identified and arrested in October 2007 because of a phone record provided by the NSA.The individual was making phone calls to a known designated terrorist group overseas, Joyce said. He confirmed under questioning that the calls were to Somalia.Alexander said the Internet program had helped stop 90 per cent of the 50-plus plots he cited. He said just over 10 of the plots thwarted had a connection inside the U.S. and most were helped by the review of phone records. Still, little was offered to substantiate claims that the programs have been successful in stopping acts of terrorism that would not have been caught with narrower surveillance. In the New York subway bombing case, President Barack Obama conceded the would-be bomber might have been caught with less sweeping surveillance.Officials have long had the authority to monitor email accounts linked to terrorists but, before the law changed, needed to get a warrant by showing that the target was a suspected member of a terrorist group. In the disclosed Internet program named PRISM, the government collects vast amounts of online data and email, sometimes sweeping up information on ordinary American citizens. Officials now can collect phone and Internet information broadly but need a warrant to examine specific cases where they believe terrorism is involved.Alexander said he would provide the lawmakers more details on the 50-plus plots Wednesday but the details would be classified.Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, the panel’s top Democrat, said the programs were vital to the intelligence community and assailed Snowden’s actions as criminal.“It is at times like these where our enemies within become almost as damaging as our enemies on the outside,” Rogers said.Ruppersberger said the “brazen disclosures” put the United States and its allies at risk.Committee members were incredulous about the scope of the information that Snowden was able to access and then disclose.Alexander said Snowden had worked for 12 months in an information technology position at the NSA office in Hawaii under another contract preceding his three-month contract with Booz Allen.“Egregious, egregious leaks,” Joyce said.But after the hearing, Alexander said almost all of the documents Snowden leaked were on an internal online library.“They are on web forums that are publicly available in the NSA,” he said.The general counsel for the intelligence community said the NSA cannot target phone conversations between callers inside the U.S. — even if one of those callers was targeted for surveillance when outside the country.The director of national intelligence’s legal chief, Robert S. Litt, said that if the NSA finds it has accidentally gathered a phone call by a target who had travelled into the U.S. without the agency’s knowledge, it has to “purge” that from system. The same goes for an accidental collection of any conversation because of an error.Litt said those incidents are then reported to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which “pushes back” and asks how it happened, and what the NSA is doing to fix the problem so it doesn’t happen again.Deputy NSA Director Chris Inglis said a limited number of officials at the agency could authorize dissemination of information to the FBI related to a U.S. citizen, and only after determining it was necessary to understand a counterterrorism issue. Information related to an American who is found not to be relevant to a counterterrorism investigation must be destroyed, he added.Alexander said 10 people were involved in that process, including himself and Inglis.The hearing came the morning after President Barack Obama vigorously defended the surveillance programs in a lengthy interview, calling them transparent — even though they are authorized in secret.Obama said he has named representatives to a privacy and civil liberties oversight board first established in 2004 to help in the debate over just how far government data gathering should be allowed to go. The discussion is complicated by the secrecy surrounding the surveillance court, with hearings held at undisclosed locations and with only government lawyers present. The orders that result are all highly classified.Snowden on Monday accused members of Congress and administration officials of exaggerating their claims about the success of the data gathering programs, including pointing to the arrest of the would-be New York subway bomber, Najibullah Zazi, in 2009.In an online interview with The Guardian in which he posted answers to questions, he said Zazi could have been caught with narrower, targeted surveillance programs — a point Obama conceded in his interview without mentioning Snowden.“We might have caught him some other way,” Obama said. “We might have disrupted it because a New York cop saw he was suspicious. Maybe he turned out to be incompetent and the bomb didn’t go off. But, at the margins, we are increasing our chances of preventing a catastrophe like that through these programs.”___Follow Kimberly Dozier on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kimberlydozier and Donna Cassata at https://twitter.com/DonnaCassataAP?
EU sanctions some of Russia’s biggest banks, limits capital market access for 5 lenders by Juergen Baetz, The Associated Press Posted Jul 31, 2014 9:38 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BRUSSELS – The European Union on Thursday revealed the details of its broad economic sanctions against Russia, including the names of five major banks which will see their access to the 28-nation bloc’s capital market curtailed.The banks, in which the Russian state holds a majority stake, include the country’s largest lender, Sberbank. The others are Gazprombank, VEB, VTB bank and Rosselkhozbank, also known as the Russian Agricultural Bank.The latest sanctions were announced Tuesday but the names of the targeted firms and other details were only released Thursday. The package of punitive measures also includes an arms embargo and the prohibition to export some oil exploration technology used for deep water drilling, Arctic oil exploration and production, or shale oil projects. Finally, the sanctions also forbid the export of so-called dual use goods, which can be used for military and civilian purposes, whenever they are destined to Russia’s military.The EU is Russia’s biggest trading partner.The sanctions with the most immediate effect are those targeting the banks because they make it harder for Russia’s already ailing economy to get access to finance and further spook international investors who fear running afoul of the sanctions regime. The United States also imposed similar sanctions on Russian banks.The EU beefed up its sanctions against Russia over what it decries as Moscow’s meddling in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysia Airline passenger jet earlier this month over eastern Ukraine, which killed all 298 people aboard. The U.S. and Ukraine say the Boeing 777 was shot down by a missile fired from areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists.The regulation laying out the new sanctions, which will take effect Friday, said it will be prohibited for EU firms or citizens to “directly or indirectly purchase, sell, provide brokering or assistance in the issuance” of debt instruments by the Russian banks targeted.The sanctions specifically aim at new debt issuances with a maturity of over 90 days. Russia’s state-owned banks last year issued such debt worth 15.8 billion euros ($21 billion), according to EU officials. About half of that, or 7.5 billion euros, was placed on European markets.___Follow Juergen Baetz on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jbaetz
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in a defamation lawsuit brought by an Oregon bankruptcy trustee against a Montana blogger who wrote online that the court-appointed trustee criminally mishandled a bankruptcy case.The appeals court ruled that the trustee was not a public figure, which could have invoked an even higher standard of showing the writer acted with malice, but the issue was of public concern, so the negligence standard applied.Gregg Leslie of the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press said the ruling affirms what many have long argued: Standards set by a 1974 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc., apply to everyone, not just journalists.“It’s not a special right to the news media,” he said. “So it’s a good thing for bloggers and citizen journalists and others.”
Former President Bill Clinton. WASHINGTON — Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.As Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and ultimately unsuccessful — health care overhaul, he told his advisers: “A lot of them want to know they can keep their own plan if they like it.” Later that fall, Clinton’s Democrats were routed in midterm elections and lost control of Congress.Nearly two decades later, President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans about his own plan, which won approval in Congress in 2010, by telling them, “If you like your plan you can keep it.” A spate of private policy cancellations forced Obama to recant his pledge that all Americans who liked their plans could simply keep them.More than 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the “Obamacare” law; how the overhaul is perceived could become a deciding point for the fate of Obama’s fellow Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.About 7,500 pages of records released Friday through the National Archives and the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., show the parallels between the Clinton era and the White House under Obama. The documents may also offer a glimpse into a future as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who led her husband’s health care task force, considers another presidential campaign in 2016.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, an elderly pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in Fort Lauderdale, Saturday morning.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the victim was hit near the 3300 block of Ocean Boulevard. The person became pinned under the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.Police shut down the area as they investigated.The driver of the car involved stayed at the scene for questioning.As of Saturday night, police have not disclosed any details about the victim.The cause of the accident remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – It was a case of hot wheels in Southwest Miami-Dade after a truck caught fire.Cellphone video captured Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews as they battled the flames near Southwest 147th Avenue and Miller Drive, Saturday afternoon.Thick black smoke filled the sky as firefighters worked to put out the flames.No one was inside the burning vehicle.Officials said it’s unclear what caused the fire.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: email@example.com.
LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – Fire rescue crews were caught on camera working to put out a car fire in Lauderdale Lakes.Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along West Oakland Park Boulevard, near 35th Avenue, just before 7 a.m., Saturday.Crews were caught on video as they worked to extinguish the blaze, which consumed the engine compartment of a gold Toyota Camry.Officials said the driver told them the car suddenly caught fire while he was driving in the westbound lanes of West Oakland Park Boulevard.No injuries were reported.The roadway was reopened shortly after the fire was put out.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Slick on the water following the Exxon Valdez oil spill on March 24, 1989. (Public domain photo courtesy Alaska Resources Library & Information Services )A coalition of environmental and public health advocates say they will sue the federal government unless it takes action to restrict the use of dispersants for oil spill cleanup. The plaintiffs say the federal Environmental Protection Agency is shirking its duty to update its rules so that they reflect the latest science on how dispersants affect the environment. They argue the update is especially urgent now that the Trump administration is moving to expand offshore oil leasing, including in Arctic waters.The news comes a day after the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, when thousands of gallons of dispersant were used.EPA did propose stricter standards for dispersants in 2015. But the agency has not moved to finalize those standards since then. The plaintiffs say they will file suit in 60 days unless the agency renews its work on the issue.“We’re very concerned about the lack of oversight and regulation that takes into consideration this newer science, and EPA is definitely long overdue in fulfilling their responsibility to regulate these chemicals,” said Pam Miller, executive director of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics.Alaska Community Action on Toxics is one of the plaintiffs in the case, along with the Homer-based advocacy group Cook Inletkeeper, Nuiqsut resident Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, La. resident Kindra Arnesen and Calif.-based environmental advocacy group the Earth Island Institute.In a statement, EPA said the agency is reviewing the notice of intent to sue, but declined to comment further.Dispersants don’t get rid of oil. They’re used to help oil dissolve in the water column so it doesn’t stay on the water’s surface or wash on shore.The American Petroleum Institute, a national oil industry trade group, supports their use. API criticized EPA’s 2015 proposal, saying in a comment letter to the agency that it was “substantially problematic for all stakeholders, including the response community, which is required to carry out an effective spill response.”Miller has the opposite view.“I think it could have been much stronger,” Miller said.Dispersants are highly controversial. Research following their use during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has deepened concerns about how they affect species and workers.The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council, a watchdog group, opposes the use of dispersants in Alaska until there is enough evidence to prove they are safe and effective.Oil spill response teams in Alaska are allowed to use dispersants, but there are standards restricting where and when they can be used. Those standards were updated in 2016, with input from EPA.
Hyderabad: Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday inaugurated the ultra modern, state-of-the-art GVK EMRI Emergency Care Simulation Complex at the GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute’s (GVK EMRI) main campus in Secunderabad . The simulation complex has been commissioned with a grant from the Tata Trusts and aims to provide simulation-based medical education using sophisticated and technically advanced manikins enabling students to evaluate, perform and repeat the same exercises until they get the procedure right. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Dr GVK Reddy, Founder and Chairman, GVK said that this world class emergency care simulation complex is most modern and equipped with technically advanced . ” We will also look to train healthcare providers from developing countries in the near future”, he added. Emergency management and life support skill gaps have been identified on a very large scale across India amongst doctors, nurses and para medical staff by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Indian Nursing Council (INC) and the Simulation Complex has been commissioned with the objective of equipping the trainees with the requisite skills, Reddy said. He further said that GVK EMRI has left no stone unturned to reach out to the needy through its helpline and specific segment oriented focused services as an offshoot of the vast expertise gained through the last 12 years of 108 EMS operations across the length and breadth of its operational states in India.
M Shahriar AlamState minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam on Monday said BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman along with his wife and daughter handed over their passports to the British Home Office four years ago, which indicates that they do not want Bangladesh nationality.”Had he wanted renewal of passport or extension of validity, he would have handed it over to Bangladesh High Commission in the UK. But, he submitted it to the British Home Office. What does it mean? As a political person, I think, it’s the refusal of nationality,” he told reporters at his Gulshan residence.Mentioning that this is interesting that a convicted criminal has sent him a legal notice, Shahriar said he is ready to face it legally as he has all the evidence regarding submission of passport.”I welcome it. I’m ready to face it,” he said, adding that it is good to know that BNP got back confidence on the law of the land.The state minister said the passports of Tarique, his wife and daughter were returned to the High Commission on June 2, 2014 through the British Home Office.”Now, they’ve no travel documents to come to Bangladesh,” he added.Replying to a question whether Tarique is now a Bangladeshi citizen, Shahriar said, “I do not think so.”Earlier in the day, Tarique sent a legal notice to Shahriar asking him to prove by 10 days his remark that he has relinquished his nationality by submitting his Bangladeshi passport.Or else, the BNP leader threatened to file both criminal and civil cases against Shahriar Alam.On behalf of Tarique, BNP law affairs secretary Kaiser Kamal sent the notice by post to the foreign ministry’s address.BNP also protested the state minister’s comment and challenged the Bangladesh High Commission to show Tarique Rahman’s Bangladeshi passport if he had submitted it.Addressing a reception hosted by the UK Awami League in honour of prime minister Sheikh Hasina in London a few days back, Shahriar had said Tarique, living in London, gave up his nationality by handing over his Bangladesh passport to the UK Home Office almost four years ago.The UK Home Office then sent his passport to the Bangladesh High Commission, he added.
‘Spider-Verse’ Creators Plan Sony Marvel TV ShowsWatch These Movies Before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Stay on target With another new Spider-Man movie coming out next year, it’s easy to look back on every Spider-Man release and compare them all. There are 11 television series, 6 films released since 2000 (including the upcoming Marvel one), and a Broadway play that we often forget about. That’s not including the early films in the 1970s and foreign knock-offs that have made Spider-Man one of our most visible superheroes.However, for me it’s easy to choose the best. It wasn’t any of Sam Raimi’s films or the nostalgic 1994 cartoon. It’s Spectacular Spider-Man, a cartoon that premiered in 2008 and immediately rose above every other depiction. It ran for only two seasons, a total of 26 episodes, but it captured the web-slinger in his prime high school days. Practically every other character was portrayed with complexity and sometimes sympathy, while also ensuring that Peter Parker never came off as a perfect hero.The show took “with great power comes great responsibility” and ran with it. The central theme, which ran on the WB, is about this idea of choice, and how awful Peter Parker is at dealing with the consequences. This is a teenager who messes up constantly, to the point where he causes literal damage to the people around him including some of the show’s villains. Considering Spider-Man’s motto is about responsibility, he really knows how to never listen.Peter is constantly letting friends down in his quest to be a hero, whether it’s missing out on important dates with Gwen Stacy (or Liz Allen, depending on the season), or being the exact reason why Hammerhead creates supervillains such as Rhino and Sandman. His conflict with the Symbiote, and subsequently Venom, is based on him discarding it without care and it attaching on to someone with just as much of a problem with Peter Parker as it does. The relationships between the villains and heroes are closely-knit, meaning that almost every fight is personal and has massive stakes.To pad out its story, the show has everything, and I mean everything. The series packs so many villains, characters, and plot points into its short two seasons: Green Goblin, Oscorp, every member of the Sinister Six, Molten Man, Black Cat, Venom, Gwen Stacy, Liz Allen, and Mary Jane Watson. For those unfamiliar with Spider-Man’s cast and history it works as a great primer and it never feels cluttered.Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are notorious for trying to include too many villains, but in Spectacular it never feels over-done or confusing. Everybody is connected in some way, so villain team-ups make sense and plot-of-the-week episodes are packed with enough overarching story to never feel burdensome.The show isn’t without its flaws. The concept of the Green Goblin is that he’s a man in a costume. However, the Goblin’s getup in the cartoon is too realistic to be believable. It’s a mask, but it moves and emotes like a real face. The animation is basic. The characters have very large eyes and the color work is blocky, which doesn’t match the more grounded, mature writing. It also makes telling specific characters apart a challenge in certain scenes (especially when they’re out of costume).The structure of the story–seeing how Peter attempts to cope with that work/personal life balance, how Harry Osborne deals with addiction, how the crime bosses of New York City toy with people’s lives in order to focus on the singular goal of killing Spider-Man–is tight despite all these loose threads and while it was abruptly canceled on an anger-inducing cliffhanger, things still felt satisfying for the audience in terms of that story. I won’t spoil it for you here, but it’s an, if you can excuse the pun, intricately-tangled web of motivations and events and it all comes together in a way that is genuinely shocking.Sadly, if you missed out on this show when it was airing, there are only a few ways to watch it. You can buy the first season to stream on Amazon (but not the second, to my knowledge). You can buy the DVD set at certain online locations and you can purchase both seasons on YouTube. Otherwise, this show has all but disappeared unless you look for it through illegal means. I watched it the first time when it was available for streaming on Netflix, and by this time it had already been canceled.The reasons behind the cancellation are mostly bureaucratic and a consequence of the Disney/Marvel deal in 2009. Sony had the rights to the character in the early 2000s, but it gave up the animated rights in order to hold on to the live-action film rights when Disney gained control over Marvel. When Marvel picked up the rights, they started over with the Ultimate Spider-Man, which debuted in 2012 and is still in production over on Disney XD.It’s a shame that, for whatever reason Disney couldn’t pick up and continue Spectacular in some form. Ultimate is a completely different beast, designed to accommodate much younger audiences and to tie-in with the comics and the larger Marvel universe. Spectacular Spider-Man was separate, a unique take on the character that didn’t stray too far from his original incarnations, but managed to honor him and his supporting cast even more.If I were you, I’d seek it out immediately, even if you’re feeling that so-called “superhero fatigue.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Firefox and Chrome extensions that block add-on management by Martin Brinkmann on January 19, 2018 in Firefox, Google Chrome – 8 commentsA new breed of malicious browser extensions uses techniques to make the removal of these extensions more difficult to users and administrators.Malwarebytes revealed in a blog post how these extensions block user access to the add-on management page of the browser and therefore removal from within the browser.The Chrome extension Tiempo en colombia en vivo was available on the official Chrome Web Store but was distributed mostly on third-party websites.The browser extension monitors open tabs while it runs. If the user opens chrome://extensions/, it will redirect the request to chrome://apps/?r=extensions automatically. This is done so that the user cannot remove the extension as it is not listed on the apps page.The Firefox add-on FF Helper Protection shows similar traits. It monitors open tabs for the string about:addons to close the tab automatically if it is found.Both extensions have in common that they prevent users from accessing the add-on management interface of the browser.Removing the extensionsChrome users have no option to remove the extension while Google Chrome is running. While it is possible to run Chrome with the –disable-extensions startup parameter, you won’t get access to the extensions then in Chrome. You can open chrome://extensions, but no extensions are listed.This leaves you with removing the extension from the profile folder instead. The location of the profile folder depends on the operating system. Here are the default locations:Windows 7, 8.1, and 10: C:\Users\NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\ExtensionsMac OS X: Users/NAME/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/ExtensionsLinux: /home/NAME/.config/google-chrome/default/ExtensionsExtensions are listed with IDs. You may be able to identify the offending extension based on the modification date. If that is not possible, open each folder and load the manifest.json file in a text editor.If you are still unsure, use trial and error instead. Move all Chrome extensions to another folder and test each individually by moving them back to the Extensions folder and running Chrome.Firefox users have it a bit easier. You can start the browser in Safe Mode to launch it with all extensions disabled. You still get access to these extensions so that you may remove them from about:addons.The easiest way to start Safe Mode is to hold down the Shift-key while starting Firefox.Select “Start in Safe Mode” and go to about:addons afterward. Locate the malicious extensions and click on the remove button next to it to uninstall it from the browser.Related articlesAnother Chrome extension horror story: coinhive and domain registrationChrome has a massive copycat extensions problemMalwarebytes for Firefox extensionMozilla changes review process for Firefox SummaryArticle NameFirefox and Chrome extensions that block add-on managementDescriptionA new breed of malicious browser extensions uses techniques to make the removal of these extensions more difficult to users and administrators.Malwarebytes revealed in a blog post how these extensions block user access to the add-on management page of the browser and therefore removal from within the browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich With Dubai’s continuing development and the partnership between Emirates and Qantas which has seen airlift increase to 14 flights per day between Australia and Dubai, a significant amount for further growth out of Australia is expected. Dubai Tourism Australia’s director Julie King and general manager trade relations and partnerships With Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 plan underway, which has set out to double the amount of annual visitors from 10 million to 20 million in 2020, Australia is one of the nations identified as having significant potential for growth. Currently in the 11th spot on Dubai’s top ten source markets list, Australia is expected to climb that ladder after Dubai welcomed 39 per cent more Aussie visitors in 2013 compared to 2012, identifying Australia as Dubai’s biggest growth market last year. Dubai Tourism is set to expand its presence in Australia to include representatives for Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania in order to meet increasing industry demand and travel growth from Australia to Dubai. Dubai’s diverse offerings of experiences across its attractions, shopping, gastronomy and world class hotels for business, leisure and family travellers alike, currently attracts more than three million Australians annually.
Arizona Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson, right, boots a field goal against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) The kick had plenty of distance but Blair Walsh pushed it right, giving the Arizona Cardinals a 26-24 win in the final game of the season and on the final day of 2017.That’s three straight victories and four in their last five visits to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.“Thank you for coming to my house,” head coach Bruce Arians told reporters after earning his 50th win with the Cardinals, the most in franchise history. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling With his second made field goal of the game, a 46-yarder that increased the Cardinals’ lead to 20-7 with 58 seconds left in the second quarter, Dawson became just the fourth player in franchise history with 30 or more field goals in a season. It also marked the third time in his career in which he’s made 30 or more field goals in a single season: 32 in 2013 (49ers) and 30 in 2008 (Browns). Overall, Dawson has made 20 of his last 22 field goals.THE BADSix minutes into the game and the Cardinals had a 7-0 lead. Unfortunately, the lead lasted all of 12 seconds. On the ensuing kickoff following the Jaron Brown 25-yard touchdown catch, Tyler Lockett went 99 yards for the game-tying score at the 8:43 mark of the first quarter. Lockett returned the kick straight up the middle, was not touched and out-ran Patrick Peterson across the goal line.After 24 first-half yards, the Seahawks gained 80 on their first possession of the second half — and scored. Doug Baldwin caught an 18-yard touchdown, which made it 20-14 Arizona at the 8:59 mark of the third quarter. Twice on the drive the Seahawks converted on 2nd-and-13 or greater — including on the score. They moved the chains on a 4th-and-6 at the Arizona 39 following a Jimmy Graham 20-yard reception. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – Mauro hopped off the field after re-injuring his right ankle early in the third quarter; he was called questionable to return.– Alex Boone (calf) and Jermaine Gresham (Achilles) left the game in the third quarter. Gresham reportedly tore his Achilles.– Haason Reddick appeared to hurt his right knee early in the second quarter; he left the game briefly only to return later.– With the victory, Stanton improved to 9-4 as a starter as a member of the Cardinals, including a 3-1 record this season.– With the victory, the Cardinals became the first team to win three straight in Seattle since Pete Carroll took over in 2010.– Despite Earl Watford (ankle) being active for the first time since Dec. 10, Evan Boehm remained the starter at right guard.– Among the Cardinals’ listed inactives was Josh Bynes (ankle), plus healthy scratches Chad Williams and Xavier Williams.UP NEXTFree agency and the draft.The former begins March 14, while the latter takes place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium.And as far as next season’s schedule is concerned, in 2018, the NFC West faces the NFC North and AFC West.So, here’s how it breaks down for the Cardinals: They will host the Bears, Broncos, Raiders and Redskins in addition to division opponents Rams, Seahawks and 49ers. They will play at the Chargers, Chiefs, Falcons and Vikings in addition to division stops in L.A., Seattle and San Francisco. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Great throw. Great catch. And just like that, the Seahawks took their first lead of the game, 24-23, at the 10:24 mark of the fourth quarter. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson passed 29 yards to Baldwin, who beat Peterson in coverage. The drive was set up by a 27-yard punt return by Lockett to the Seattle 40. It was a two-play, 60-yard drive. The first play was a 31-yard run by Wilson on a designed quarterback rush.STAT OF THE GAME1-of-12: The Cardinals limited Wilson and the Seahawks offense to just one third down. Over the last six games, the Cardinals have held their opponents to 15.7 percent (11-of-70) on third down.HE SAID IT“This is one heck of a football team,” Arians said, adding about winning No. 50, “I can’t lie. It’s very, very gratifying.”NOTED– Fitzgerald now has at least one reception in 211 consecutive games, tied for the second-longest streak in league history.– Jones now has 16 multi-sack games, including four this season, since 2013. He’s tied with J.J. Watt for the most in that span.– Dawson now has 42 50-plus yard field goals in his career, tying John Kasay for the fourth-most all-time in league history. 5 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Cardinals (8-8) led 20-7 at halftime after perhaps their best half of football and then held on for the victory, their second in a row. It’s the first time all season the Cardinals have posted wins in back-to-back weeks.Credit Arizona’s Phil Dawson for the game-winner. He did what Walsh could not.Dawson made good on a 42-yard attempt with 2:21 to play, while Walsh missed from 48 yards with 32 seconds left.Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton passed for 145 yards and a touchdown. Kerwynn Williams and Elijhaa Penny combined for 116 rushing yards and a touchdown, and the defense kept up its outstanding play late in the season.Despite the loss, the Seahawks (9-7) outgained the Cardinals 296-259.THE GOODOffensively, the Cardinals gained 109 yards. Defensively, the Cardinals allowed zero yards. That’s about as good a first quarter as the Cardinals have played this season. Williams gained 44 of the 53 rushing yards, while Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald had 25 receiving yards on five catches. He was targeted six times. On defense, the Cardinals’ Josh Mauro and Olsen Pierre each made key stops with Mauro snuffing out a 3rd-and-1.No one has had more success at getting to opposing quarterbacks this season than Arizona outside linebacker Chandler Jones. He recorded his 16th sack on a 3rd-and-13 in the first quarter and then his 17th on a 3rd-and-3 in the third quarter; the latter of which set a new franchise single-season record. Jones, who also drew a holding call in the second quarter, had at least one sack in 13 of 16 games this season and now 22 of 32 games played since joining the Cardinals. Top Stories
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