The first ever Boeing 777-200 aircraft touched down at Luton Airport last Tuesday (March 23rd) following EL AL’s Israeli Airlines’ flight from Tel Aviv.Boosting seating capacity by almost 50 per cent, the carrier was persuaded to introduce the aircraft on its daily flights to Tel Aviv from Luton after it experienced unprecedented demand from passengers.EL AL chief executive officer in the UK and northern Europe Uri Danor said that airline is “proud” to be the first carrier to use a B777-200 at London Luton.”We are sure that it will also attract more business passengers to London Luton in the future,” he commented.El AL’s route between London and Tel Aviv has been in operation for almost a year and has so far accommodated more than 75,000 passengers.The B777-200 , with 282 seats, replaces the B767, which has a capacity of 192.Meanwhile, cheap flights carrier Blue Air commenced new flights to Romania from the airport last Sunday (March 28th).ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedTel Aviv route could encourage more Brits to book flights to BangkokTel Aviv route could encourage more Brits to book flights to BangkokThree new airlines in three months at London LutonLondon Luton has benefited from three airlines launching new flights from the airport in just three months.Wizz Air launches new Lviv flight from London LutonLuton Airport has announced that cheap flights carrier Wizz Air has launched a new flight to Lviv in Ukraine
A rotating crop of fresh greens grows in one of the greenhouses. After harvesting, the agriculture crew sells greens and other items from the garden at the farmer’s market at the Arcosanti Cafe. Fresh lettuce from the greenhouse are also available at the Cafe salad bar. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] March 2, 2005Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] A new crop of garlic grows in the garden. It will be ready to harvest in the middle of May. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]
31Oct Rep. Farrington votes for program to battle opioid abuse Kalamazoo County study could have statewide importance Categories: Diana Farrington News,News State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted for legislation that establishes a pilot program to battle the opioid abuse epidemic that grips Michigan.Farrington, of Utica, voted for a $700,000 supplemental budget item to set up the program that will help develop a test that assists people with identifying if they have a tendency for addiction to opioids and other painkillers.“The abuse of prescription painkillers is out of control, not just in Michigan but nationwide, and we must take every opportunity to shut down this epidemic that is tearing so many families apart,” Farrington said. “The results obtained from the Kalamazoo County study would allow prescriptions to have the most benefit while also curtailing opioid abuse and overdoses statewide.”The program will test Medicaid recipients for indicators of a high risk toward dependency on painkillers, which will enable doctors to prescribe other medications that may not lead to abuse or overdose.The bill now goes to the governor for consideration.#####The legislation is Senate Bill 253.
The BBC is due to launch a discovery app called BBC+ in the coming months, as it moves forwards with its content personalisation plans.In a progress report that comes a year after BBC director general Tony Hall outlined his vision for a more personal BBC, the corporation said that the new BBC+ mobile app will help viewers to discover collections of content from across the BBC.The corporation will also roll out a new BBC Identity (ID) system that it said will be “more robust and even more secure” than the existing one, and will offer viewers personalised experiences on whatever devices they are using.Meanwhile, a new ‘privacy hub’ area on the BBC will explain the broadcaster’s approach to data and privacy.The BBC’s director of homepage and myBBC, Phil Fearnley, said that in the last year 6.4 million people have signed in to the BBC, with over a third coming back to the BBC on a monthly basis to benefit from “personalised signed-in experiences”.Some 1.6 billion BBC programmes have been recommended to viewers based on what they’ve previously listened to or watched, 1.4 billion personalised alerts have been sent via the BBC Sport app, and in the last three months alone 1.7 million people have personalised the myNews section on the BBC News app and website, according to Fearnley.The myBBC progress report also revealed that the personalisation tools are also helping the BBC when it comes to commissioning programmes.“How audiences are engaging can be useful in informing commissioning decisions such as what further programming would help people delve a little deeper into that subject,” according to the report.Last year Tony Hall said that “the internet age strengthens the case for the BBC” and that the corporation planned to introduce a raft of new features, including better recommendation and personalisation tools.“We face much greater competition for ideas and talent [today]. BBC services won’t be as prominent in an on-demand world. And younger audiences are using linear channels less than their parents,” said Hall at the time. “There’s real jeopardy here. If the BBC doesn’t address these challenges, we could become irrelevant. But I’m confident that we can deal with them, precisely because each of those challenges is also a huge opportunity.”
Emad MorcosMiddle East pay TV operator OSN has named Emad Morcos to the new position of chief content officer.Morcos will be responsible for driving OSN’s consolidated content strategy and is also mandated with the acquisition of programming rights across all OSN platforms.He was previously senior vice-president, media partners and digital at OSN. He has been part of the group’s senior management team since 2007 and was responsible for the launch of digital platforms OSN Play and Go. He also led the acquisition of channel provider Pehla, which enabled OSN to target the sizeable Filipino migrant community in the Gulf.Morcos will report to OSN CEO David Butorac.Butorac said: “The differentiating strength of OSN is its extensive portfolio of exclusive and premium content tailored for all our platforms including linear TV, OSN Play and Go online TV. Emad brings strong industry insights and experience that will enable us to continue to build on our leadership position. Emad’s new role will mean consolidation of content across platforms which is key to our success going forward.”Morcos said: “Today’s audiences are discerning about how and what they view. They demand the newest content at the same minute as global audiences. This calls for a comprehensive world-view on our content strategy for all our platforms to add sustained value for our subscribers. We will continue to focus on building global partnerships with the world’s premier content and channel providers, alongside an emphasis on local content creation to maintain our cutting edge as the premier provider of world-class entertainment.”
A “significant rise” in replacement demand for flat panel TVs will help boost the overall flat panel display market next year, according to IHS Markit.LG’s UHD, OLED W-Series Wallpaper TV at CES 2017The research firm said that global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% year-on-year in 2018 to 210 million square meters – the biggest annual growth since 2014.The anticipated gains were attributed in part to increasing adoption of bezel-less organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays in smartphones and a pick-up in TV sales.“A consumer’s TV replacement cycle is usually about 10 years. A hike in replacement demand for the next few years is expected,” said Ricky Park, director at IHS Markit.The report said that a rise in TV replacement demand follows the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the late 2000s, which spurred TV sales growth of between 10-21% in 2009 and 2010.IHS also anticipated higher demand for new and larger TVs ahead of next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February and the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia in June.“Panel sales in even years when major world sports events were held had grown at a faster rate than in odd years,” said Park.IHS Markit said that a drop in flat panel prices is also expected to bolster demand for larger display products and projects grow in the supply of ‘super large’ TV panels, including 65- and 75-inch products.
Hulu has acquired the syndicated game show Jeopardy!, which made its debut on the streamer this week.For the premiere, Hulu curated some of Jeopardy’s flagship special events, which featured some of the show’s fan-favourite contestants from its 35-year history.The game show holds the Guinness World Records title for the most Emmy Awards won by a TV game show. At current time, the title has gained 34 Emmy Awards.Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television and is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International.The deal looks to reinforce Hulu’s efforts to grow its library with premium programming from across all genres.“The series is among the top five broadcast programs on Hulu’s TV service (non-news, non-sports) and joins thousands of episodes of popular competition and unscripted programming currently available,” said Hulu in a statement.
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AS and from Monday July 22 and for all future matches St.Helens R.F.C. will be operating a road closure on Peasley Cross Lane.This will operate prior to the end of the match and will last for a period of 20/25 minutes or until the bulk of pedestrian traffic has cleared from the road.Warning signs will be placed on the roundabout at Parr Street and at the Traffic Light Junction with Sherdley Road.Peasley Cross Lane will be closed from the North Side of Hunter Street and from the South side of the Retail Park opposite Hardshaw Brook Depot.No traffic will be allowed to move between these two points and traffic will not be allowed to stop and park between these two points.
March 3, 2017 David Schonthal and Brooke Vuckovic Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. –shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Emotional Intelligence The Uber CEO’s public angst about berating a driver and confronting sexual harassment allegations reveals the need to grow in personal skills as well as business skills. Guest Writer Travis Kalanick’s ‘Profound Apology’ Is a Cautionary Lesson for Young Founders Register Now » The “profound apology” issued by Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick that he must “fundamentally change as a leader and grow up,” in response to a video showing him berating a driver that went viral, underscores how the pressures of a high-growth startup can undermine leadership development when and where it’s needed most.In his apology, posted on the Uber site, Kalanick admitted, “This is the first time I’ve been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.” For Kalanick, who has also faced criticism for the culture at his company after sexual harassment allegations went public in a blog by a former employee, this is a crucial admission. The serial entrepreneur, who founded file sharing startup Red Swoosh in his early 20s and Uber in his early 30s, shows the importance of entrepreneurs developing holistically — vertically into self-awareness and self-management, as well as horizontally across the skills needed to run a business.Kalanick’s statement that, “My job as your leader is to lead…and that starts with behaving in a way that makes us all proud,” is also a cautionary tale for entrepreneurs who don’t put sufficient emphasis on personal and leadership development.As our work with young entrepreneurs shows, capturing the investors’ interest takes more than just a great idea or even good results. Founders who exhibit self-awareness, leadership ability and agility, and who can grow along with their company, will be more likely to go the distance. The intensity and pace of launching and scaling a high-growth startup are so great, young founders, in particular, must pay attention to the amplifying effects of speed on their leadership. Entrepreneurs who develop holistically establish the foundation for building the necessary confidence to manage complex relationships, competing priorities, and fast-paced decisions.While it’s common for young entrepreneurs to have mentors, many of whom are experienced entrepreneurs and investors, much of the feedback from these sources is focused on the functional elements of business-building (product development, marketing, design, finance etc.). What’s far less common is thoughtful guidance on how these founders successfully evolve into leaders — and how their “executive DNA” may positively or negatively impact the success of their early ventures.No matter how good the idea or convincing the business model, a startup rises and falls on the leader’s capacity to develop and grow alongside the business. There are three dimensions of awareness that deepen a young founders EQ.Related: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Says He Needs to ‘Grow Up’ After Video of Argument With a Driver ReleasedAwareness One: Strengths, Weaknesses and DerailersWithout self-awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, it becomes difficult if not impossible to build a team with complementary skills and expertise. To gain this awareness, young founders need to reflect on the key strengths essential to the team and to the success of the business. They also should know when to rely on others’ strengths and perspectives.The temptation among many organizations, including startups, is for leaders to gravitate toward those who are “same as me.” But as research has found, homogeneity can stifle creativity and hold back the organization. A team that is diverse in terms of gender, race and ethnicity, as well as experience, thinking styles, and background is better equipped to tackle problems and bring to bear insights that create breakthrough innovations. One cannot do this without a high degree of self-awareness.Related: 3 Lessons Every CEO Can Learn From Travis Kalanick’s Emotional Meeting With Uber’s Female EngineersAwareness Two: Orientation to ConflictWithout understanding their orientation to conflict, founders will struggle to manage difficult or disappointing conversations. Key reflections here are how they manage interpersonal conflict with others, and how they manage operational conflicts among competing priorities and commitments.For founding leaders of startups, there’s no avoiding bad news, disappointing results, tough feedback, and making hard decisions that leave others unhappy. A “softer” version of conflict comes into play internally as the young founder struggles with when and how to say no. The leader who learns the art of a “positive no” is more apt to maintain a laser focus on priorities in the business and in their personal productivity. They will also avoid the classic trap of becoming over-committed and yielding anemic results across the board; unable to prioritize and delegate authority to others, particularly as the company grows.Related: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Launches Investigation Into Sexual Harassment ClaimsAwareness Three: Your Values and PurposeThough last on this list, knowing one’s values is perhaps the most important awareness founders must have, as their personal values establish their startup’s culture. Key questions here are what do you stand for, and why does this venture exist?Much like the process of product development, developing one’s identity as a leader is an iterative, others-focused process that involves trial and error. However, the leader’s identity and toolkit are often developed at warp speed as their business begins to scale. Without a clear sense of one’s values and purpose, founders are less likely to project the optimism and confidence demanded of them, and are more likely to become over-invested in their image, less open to learning, and less clear about their goals.In the corporate world, leaders typically gain these three dimensions of awareness as they build a sense of self over time, through training, experience, and classic management relationships. But high-growth startups are a “heat inducing laboratory” in which young founders are thrust into high-stakes leadership roles quickly, and sometimes prematurely, as the business scales and the team grows. This makes foundational coaching and interpersonal development more important early on, even before a startup is launched. In this respect, founder-leader fit is a close second to product-market fit.For many young founders, the first taste of executive leadership accompanies the excitement and pressure of a startup launch. For those who grow both horizontally across business functions and vertically in leadership maturity and skill, success may be more likely, and certainly more satisfying. Chances are, they’ll never have to apologize publicly for a lack of leadership maturity as Kalanick just did. 6 min read Faculty at Kellogg School of Management Next Article Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Add to Queue
Ah, competition. It inspires us to work harder, to develop new tools and features that customers will drool over — not to mention give you a leg up on the guy who’s trying to steal those customers from you.Competition also gets us fired up. Sometimes with entertaining results.Like many of us, I’ve been reading all the “inside stories” on the founders of WhatsApp, the mobile messaging company that was just acquired by Facebook for an astounding $19 billion in cash and stock. A passage in one of those stories gave me a good laugh.In a feature in Wired magazine, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton goes off about Snapchat, another messaging service that Facebook tried to buy. Oh, right, you might recall that Facebook offered $3 billion to buy Snapchat last November, but was turned down.Related: This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook”I don’t give a shit about this,” Acton told Wired when asked about Snapchat. But that’s not all he had to say. Here’s the excerpt from that article. It’s worth a read (and a chuckle):”It’s not 100 percent clear to me what’s working about Snapchat,” Brian Acton says. “Great, teenagers can use it to get laid all day long. I don’t care. I’m 42, essentially married with a kid. I don’t give a shit about this. I’m not sexting with random strangers. I send the ‘I love you’s in text. She’s sending me photos of our baby. These are memories. It’s not clear to me that being goofy with Snapchat necessarily creates that level of intimacy. Clearly [Snapchat cofounder] Evan Spiegel only has his pulse on one part of the world. We have a whole wall of stories about people who got to know each other long distance and eventually got married. You’re not going to do this over Snapchat. And people want chat histories. They’re a permanent testimony of a relationship.”Related: Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal Next Article February 20, 2014 Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queue Jason Fell WhatsApp Co-Founder’s Reaction to Snapchat: ‘I Don’t Give a Sh-t About This’ 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List –shares Technology Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio 2 min read The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »
Integration Allows More Brands and Media Companies Access to Cross-Device Analytics as They Continue to In-House Their Programmatic StrategiesTapad, a global leader in digital identity resolution announced that it has added Beeswax, the industry’s first extensible programmatic buying platform, to its ever-growing roster of media buying partners. Beeswax is unique in that it offers Bidder-as-a-Service™ capabilities, which when partnered with The Tapad Graph, allows sophisticated buyers to make the most out of their programmatic spend.“Digital identity resolution is key to enabling independent DSP providers to be more efficient in digital marketing,” said Chris Feo, SVP of Global Data Licensing and Strategic Partnerships at Tapad. “By partnering with Beeswax, we are able to extend our cross-device capabilities to Beeswax’s client base, allowing their customers to better connect with target audiences at scale.”Marketing Technology News: Anexinet Continues Growth Under New OwnershipThrough the partnership, Beeswax’s brand and media customers in the US will have the option to access The Tapad Graph’s privacy-safe digital identity resolution insights via the Beeswax platform. Identity resolution provides clients with a holistic view of the consumer journey across devices, which in turn, enables marketers to streamline messaging and to increase campaign ROI through targeting analytics and attribution.Marketing Technology News: New Competitive Report by BIA Advisory Services Shows Similarities and Differences Among Leading Call Tracking Platforms“After evaluating many of the solutions in the market, we’re thrilled to have landed on Tapad as our first identity partner and cross-device graph,” said Ari Paparo, Co-Founder & CEO at Beeswax. “Brands and media companies that use our platform will now have expanded digital identity resolution capabilities, allowing them to make smarter bidding decisions, and maximize their programmatic spend.”Marketing Technology News: Button Raises $30 Million in Series C Funding to Build the Future of Mobile Commerce Tapad Partners with Programmatic Buying Platform, Beeswax, to Extend Identity Resolution PRNewswireJuly 5, 2019, 3:54 pmJuly 5, 2019 BeeswaxBidder-as-a-ServiceMarketing TechnologyNewsprogrammatic buying platformtapad Previous ArticleCustomer Experience Transformation Will Attract 23% of 1.68 Billion Dollars Invested in Digitalization in 2019Next ArticleConverge Technology Solutions Acquires Nordisk Systems, Inc.
Source:www.axt.com.au CN Bio is a leading lab-on-a-chip company, based in London. It’s flagship PhysioMimix device is being used by pharmaceutical, consumer goods companies and regulators globally.Related StoriesAXT and Griffith University announce installation of first arktic biospecimen storage system at MenziesHIQAXT introduces super-resolution fluorescence microscope capable of single molecule imaging in Australia and NZAXT makes magnetic particle imaging technology available to researchers in AustraliaThe PhysioMimix Organ-on-Chip platform enables researchers to work with a wide range of cell types (iPSCs, primary cells, etc.) and commercial inserts to mimic human physiology in vitro. This improves the efficiency of preclinical studies or industrial screening that require reliable human-relevant data.CN Bio Commercial Director Paul Davies said: “PhysioMimix allows researchers to run single- and multi-organ human-tissue based studies, in parallel, on a compact lab-benchtop device”.”For teams who need human-relevant data as part of their research, preclinical testing, and to assess the safety or toxicity of new compounds, Organ-on-Chip studies are becoming absolutely invaluable. They provide comprehensive, 3D tissue-culture-based data and enable real-time monitoring and analysis.””AXT provide equipment to many of these teams already. A lot of groups in Australia and New Zealand are looking forward to adding the latest Organ-on-Chip techniques to their labs, and we’re delighted that they will have friendly faces to demonstrate and set up the CN Bio devices.”Richard Trett, Managing Director of AXT said, “We are excited to bring CN Bio on board. Their addition to our existing portfolio continues our commitment to put the latest technologies in the hands of Australian researchers.”AXT has a diverse range of solutions for life science researchers. They cover areas such as cell biology, proteomics, genomics pharmacology, translational research etc. For more details, please visit www.axt.com.au. May 2 2019Organ-on-Chip specialist CN Bio has signed a distribution agreement with Sydney-based AXT Pty. Ltd., Australia’s leading supplier of high technology scientific equipment. The agreement will see AXT distribute CN Bio’s innovative bioengineering products to medical researchers in academia and industry throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region.
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A two-man entrepreneurial team who attended an elite college together where they founded a startup they sold to Google for a reported $81 million have just sold a second company they founded together for nearly $2 billion. Citation: Ex-Googlers strike startup gold—again—with $1.9 billion sale to drugs giant (2018, February 19) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ex-googlers-startup-goldagainwith-billion-sale.html ©2018 The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Roche targets tumours with Ignyta purchase Explore further Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche and the cancer-technology firm Flatiron founded by Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg confirmed the $1.9 billion deal Thursday that Roche said would speed development of new cancer treatments and help it with regulators.Flatiron, a privately held company backed by Google Ventures (now GV), sells data management and analytics software to cancer clinics, research centers and life-science companies. It has collaborated with the Food and Drug Administration and makes software for the keeping of electronic health records, a product subject to close regulatory scrutiny. Roche makes a number of leading cancer drugs.”As part of the acquisition, Roche is committing additional resources to Flatiron so that we can continue on our mission and have an even greater impact,” Flatiron CEO Turner said in a company blog post.Flatiron will operate separately beside other Roche business units, Turner said.Turner and Flatiron president Weinberg went through The Wharton School’s undergraduate economics program together. Before graduating from the Pennsylvania business school in 2008 they began work on the advertising-technology startup, Invite Media, that they would sell to Google in 2010 for a reported $81 million.Mountain View search and digital-ads giant Google integrated Invite’s platforms into its DoubleClick ad-tech division, and kept Turner and Weinberg on as product managers for two years before they left to start up the New York-based Flatiron.Roche, which already owned about 13 percent of Flatiron, called its purchase “an important step” toward hurrying up development of new cancer treatments.The acquisition was about more than software, Roche said in a statement.”Flatiron Health has worked with industry leaders and regulators to develop new approaches for how real-world evidence may be used in regulatory decision making,” Roche said.The deal is expected to close by the end of June, Roche said.
In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, a man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft says it’s uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File) In this Dec. 30, 2006, file photo with the Capitol in the background, American flags fly at half-staff at the foot of the Washington Monument in Washington. Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate.Microsoft didn’t offer any further description of the fake sites, although it has previously outlined in court filings how this hacking group operated a network of fake sites designed to trick victims into installing malicious software.Russian officials dismissed the company’s claims as unfounded. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov cited the lack of detail on the hack, and said it wasn’t clear “who the hackers in question are” and how they could distort the U.S. electoral system.The revelation of new hacking efforts arrives just weeks after a similar Microsoft discovery led Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who is running for re-election, to reveal that Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to infiltrate her Senate computer network. The International Republican Institute is led by a board that includes six Republican senators, and one prominent Russia critic and Senate hopeful, Mitt Romney, who is running for a Utah seat this fall. Explore further Citation: Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms (2018, August 21) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-microsoft-uncovers-russian-midterms.html In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.This time, more than helping one political party over another, “this activity is most fundamentally focused on disrupting democracy,” Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, said in an interview this week.Smith said there is no sign the hackers were successful in persuading anyone to click on the fake websites, which could have exposed a target victim to computer infiltration, hidden surveillance and data theft. Both conservative think tanks said they have tried to be vigilant about “spear-phishing” email attacks because their global pro-democracy work has frequently drawn the ire of authoritarian governments.”We’re glad that our work is attracting the attention of bad actors,” said Hudson Institute spokesman David Tell. “It means we’re having an effect, presumably.” The group’s president, Daniel Twining, said in a statement that the apparent hacking is “consistent with the campaign of meddling that the Kremlin has waged against organizations that support democracy and human rights.””It is clearly designed to sow confusion, conflict and fear among those who criticize (Vladimir) Putin’s authoritarian regime,” Twining wrote.Microsoft calls the hacking group Strontium; others call it Fancy Bear or APT28. An indictment from U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller has tied it to Russian’s main intelligence agency, known as the GRU, and to the 2016 email hacking of both the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign. “We have no doubt in our minds” who is responsible, Smith said.Microsoft has waged a legal battle with Strontium since suing it in a Virginia federal court in summer 2016. The company obtained court approval last year allowing it to seize certain fake domains created by the group. It has so far used the courts to shut down 84 fake websites created by the group, including the most recent six announced Tuesday.Microsoft has argued in court that by setting up fake but realistic-looking domains, the hackers were misusing Microsoft trademarks and services to hack into targeted computer networks, install malware and steal sensitive emails and other data.Smith also announced Tuesday that the company is offering free cybersecurity protection to all U.S. political candidates, campaigns and other political organizations, at least so long as they’re already using Microsoft’s Office 365 productivity software. Facebook and Google have also promoted similar tools to combat campaign interference. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Campaigns on their own as cyber threats roil midterms In this July 9, 2018, file photo, the U.S. Capitol dome is seen in Washington. Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
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A month later the 49-year-old grandfather and surfer had traded his paintbrush and board for a rifle and was inside Syria.74% lower than the original proposal of N651. Donald J. to destroy a work of art"The tour kicked off at a grassy unmowed field next to Centennial Park on South Fifth Street It would be a fine place for construction argued park proponent CT Marhula Standing at his side Weaver suggested alternate locations such as the site of the Alerus drive-thru bank on DeMers Avenue the parking lot near the Edgewood Building the site of the soon-to-be-replaced water treatment plant or the corner of DeMers and Fourth StreetThe tour next went to the alley behind Browning Arts where Marhula argued that dumpsters delivery vehicles and traffic from residents would be hard to squeeze into the area The view he said moments later from a nearby fire escape would be of an alleywayMarhula said he did not know owners’ plans for many of the properties adding that he knows the corner of DeMers and Fourth is being considered by JLG Architects as a future site for offices Owners of the plot of land near Centennial Park were unable to be reached for comment Marhula said he had "worked with a licensed real estate agent to engage" with the owner but declined to say moreAnd as the tour concluded Weaver expressed concern for the future of the artwork and is concerned she hasn’t seen a clearer plan for what will happen to itWeaver and others have been working hard to get the word out Grand Forks is dotted with yard signs—and even billboards—urging voters to preserve Arbor Park on June 20 But proponents of development are hard at work too Perhaps most notable is the "Vote No to Grow" campaign headquartered at the Downtown Development Association’s offices The local Chamber the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corp and the Empire Arts Center have also announced their support for constructionThey argue the park was only ever built as a placeholder for future development and now that it’s attracted a construction plan it’s important to bring more residents and more density to support the downtown area When will the city have an opportunity for $7 million in development again they ask and what would scuttling the project at Arbor Park mean for the community’s credibility with future developersWeaver and Marhula remain unconvinced Not only is the park an attraction and an economic asset it’s worth preserving in its own right"They’re looking at this in a different way from the way we’re looking at it" Weaver said "I’m not saying they don’t love art but they are business people and they tend to think in a different way from the way we do . just before Rosfeld decided to shoot.Little could empathize.A wet spring and early summer delayed the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system “It is our prayer that for Allah to bless him with patriotic ministers and advisers to enable him to succeed in the fighting corruption as well as take the country to the next level. Prof. 28, When you add talent to that.
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