Michael Smith, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCARLSBAD (KUSI) – The Carlsbad flower fields are now open to the public until May 12th.KUSI Chief Photograph Mike Smith stopped by the fields today to catch some people taking advantage of the spring flowers. Carlsbad flower fields now open through May 12 Michael Smith, KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter
Consumer magazine ad pages continued to take a beating through the second quarter, plummeting 29.5 percent compared to the same period in 2008, according to the latest Publishers Information Bureau figures, released today. Through the first half, ad pages were down 27.9 percent.Rate card-reported ad revenue was down 22 percent during the second quarter compared to the same period last year, PIB said. Through the first half, revenue was down 21.2 percent.During the second quarter, ad pages were down in each of the twelve categories tracked by PIB, most notably in the automotive (-47.8 percent) and financial, insurance and real estate (-48.8) categories.According to Magazine Publishers of America executive vice president and chief marketing officer Ellen Oppenheim, some of the “bright spots” during the first half were ad gains in certain sub-categories, including food seasonings and ingredients, household cleaning products and hair and hygiene products. “Marketers remain extremely cautious in this challenging economic environment,” she said in a statement. Country Home saw the steepest ad page decline during the second quarter, with pages falling 80.7 percent. Next was Condé Nast Portfolio (-69.1), which folded with its May issue. (Percentage-wise, Alpha Media’s Blender saw ad pages fall 82.2 percent—the most dramatic ad page decline during the second quarter—but the ailing music magazine folded with its April issue.)The second quarter’s biggest ad page gainers were People Style Watch (up 33.1 percent), Country Weekly (33 percent) and Muscle & Fitness (13.1 percent).Check back to FOLIOmag.com for updates to this story.
WILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between September 27, 2018 and October 3, 2018:Thursday, September 27Arthur S. Boulas (28, Woburn) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked Registration, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and No/Expired Inspection Sticker.Friday, September 28Eric Creekmore (36, Wilmington) was arrested on 2 warrants and for Possession of a Class A Drug. (8:53am)Saturday, September 29NoneSunday, September 30NoneMonday, October 1James L. Colozzi (50, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant.Yusef H. Bhatti (27, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended Registration. (8:03pm)Tuesday, October 2NoneWednesday, October 3None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”
$179 Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 1:49 $169 Comments See It Best Buy If you have a bootleg streaming device, chances are it’s filled with malware, researchers found. Sarah Tew/CNET It seems there’s no such thing as a free show.Security researchers from the Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and Dark Wolfe Consulting looked into six streaming devices that offered free shows through pirated apps and found nearly half of them were packed with malware. While you may have bought a bona fide Apple TV or Roku to watch shows on Netflix or Hulu, there’s an entire market online for jailbroken and modified devices that are tuned to watch this same content for free. They come at a much cheaper price and offer free, unlimited access to shows that you’d normally have to pay a subscription fee for. These devices work just like a Roku or a Fire TV Stick — you plug it into your TV and connect it to your Wi-Fi network. In some cases, they’re loaded with apps. 7 Now playing: Watch this: The DCA and Dark Wolfe found that there were 12 million active users in the US with these devices, meaning that millions of people are exposed to malware packed with these free shows, according to a report DCA published Thursday. “You have a choice, you can either have free movies, or your bank account,” said Tom Galvin, the DCA’s executive director. “When you bring one of these into your home, you’ve escorted a hacker past your security.” One app for pirated movies and live sports, called Mobdro, immediately forwarded his Wi-Fi network name and password to servers in Indonesia, he said. Other apps would collect data on the user, including photos and videos on the network, and upload them to the server. In one case, an app collected more than a terabyte of data after getting connected to Wolfe’s network. These apps offered streams on movies that were still in theaters during the study time, like Aquaman and Green Book, as well as access to pay-per-views like UFC fights. One app, called “Free Netflix,” used a network of stolen Netflix accounts that would constantly rotate so that hacked users would not become suspicious, Wolfe said.In the background, these apps were scanning victims’ networks, looking for open ports to infect other devices, he said. “Once you start using these rogue apps, nothing is free, there’s always some angle to them,” Wolfe said. In one case, when the DCA arranged to buy one of the devices off Craigslist, the seller came out of the Department of Labor building in Washington, DC, to hand off the goods. On hacker forums, the researchers found that criminals online were discussing ways to exploit this malware. “Streaming is where consumers go to for their home entertainment, which means hackers and criminals are now targeting streaming as a place to exploit consumers,” Galvin said. $179 Apple See it See It Crutchfield Tags If the hardware isn’t laced with malware, the apps are, Timber Wolfe, a principal at Dark Wolfe Consulting, found in his research. He said 40% of apps for these devices were infected with malware that can take over a camera or microphone on the network within the first hour.As viewers move to streaming devices to watch shows, like Apple TVs, Rokus, Chromecasts and Fire TVs, black market sellers have capitalized on cordcutters by offering pirated alternatives. Cybercriminals have taken notice, by targeting these bootleg boxes with malware, researchers found. On April 8, the FCC issued an enforcement advisory warning that they were fining up to $19,639 per day for people selling these illegal streaming boxes, as well as people using them. While they aren’t in stores, you can still find them in popular sites like eBay, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. They’re also often sold at flea markets and malls for about $75 to $100. People are enticed to buy them because they promise free streams on sports, live shows and new movies. Once you start using these rogue apps, nothing is free, there’s always some angle to them. Timber Wolfe, Dark Wolfe Consulting Those bootleg streaming devices have malware preinstalled Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better Malware Share your voice See It $179 Apple TV 4K TV and Movies Security Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming
Following massive fines levied against Facebook for data misuse, a new bill in Congress aims to put the brakes on the exploitation of voter info. Getty Images Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday introduced a bill prompted by Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook users’ private data. The Voter Privacy Act looks to address a lack of federal regulation on the collection and use of voter data by political organizations. The bill also seeks to give voters control over how that data is used in federal elections. “Political candidates and campaigns shouldn’t be able to use private data to manipulate and mislead voters,” Feinstein, a Democrat from California, said in a statement. “This bill would help put an end to such actions.” The move comes on the heels of a $100 million fine levied against Facebook by the Securities and Exchange Commission and a $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission. During the 2016 presidential campaign, data consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica exploited the personal Facebook data of millions while working for Donald Trump’s campaign. Cambridge Analytica reportedly violated the social network’s policies when acquiring the data, then used it to target voters with political ads developed from psychographic profiles. Exempting data from public databases, the bill would extend five basic rights to voters. Among them are the right to be notified when campaigns obtain their data and to bar further sale, as well as the right to review data obtained by political organizations and demand its deletion. Voters would also be able to tell Google and Facebook not to use their data profiles to help political groups target them. “Today, campaigns are legally able to conduct sophisticated online surveillance of everyone in our country in order to influence individuals based on their unique psychological characteristics” Feinstein said. “This targeted manipulation not only undermines our democracy, it’s a threat to basic individual freedom.” Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Tags 1:09 1 Originally published Aug. 1.Update, Aug. 2: Added note recording request for comment. Share your voice Politics Security Comment Facebook hit with hefty FTC and SEC fines, DoorDash changes… Now playing: Watch this: Cambridge Analytica
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is investigating the posting of false bids and offers in the foreign exchange options market for emerging market currencies, said a person familiar with the matter on Monday.The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said subpoenas were issued last week to four brokerages: BGC Partners, GFI Group, TFS-ICAP and Tullett Prebon Financial Services.US authorities have increased their scrutiny of so-called “ghosting” or “spoofing”, in which a trader tries to create a false appearance of market interest in a stock, commodity or other asset by placing orders and then immediately canceling them. Authorities say such orders can be manipulative.Representatives of BGC, ICAP and Tullett Prebon declined to comment. GFI is majority-owned by BGC.Shares of each of the publicly traded companies were trading lower on Monday, in a broadly flat market.This month, a jury in Chicago convicted a high-frequency trader of commodities fraud and spoofing in the US government’s first criminal prosecution of the trading practice.The trader, Michael Coscia, was convicted under a relatively new statute that was part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory overhaul, although as a state official Schneiderman operates under different legal authority.Besides false orders, other tactics in the foreign exchange market have led to billions of dollars in settlements with investors and regulators. US and European regulators have extracted more than $10 billion in settlements with seven banks for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate foreign exchange rates.
Twenty of the protesters are going to Secretariat for talks Photo : Prothom Alo The government holds talks with the quota reform protesters in the wake of escalation of protests across the country over the quota systerm.Following overnight violence over demonstration at and around Dhaka University campus demanding reforms in quota system in public service, protests were held on all major campuses across the country on Monday.The protesters under the banner of Bangladesh Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Songrokhon Parishad (Action Council for General Students’ Rights) have in the meantime gave a deadline for the release of around 25 demonstrators who were detained.Against this backdrop, ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s (AL) general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader convened a meeting with the demonstrators on Monday afternoon.He called 20 members of the protesters to the Secretariat, leaders of parishad said.Its joint convener Rashed Khan earlier said they are ready for talks on the quota reform with the government.The AL’s media wing also confirmed that Obaidul Quader called 20 of the protesters for talks.The protests have already spread across the country since the morning.The students boycotted classes and examinations and blocked roads and highways near their campuses disrupting traffic movement in the near-by areas.SavarStudents of Jahangirnagar University boycotted the classes and examinations and staged demonstration. A group of students blocked the Dhaka-Arichah highway for some time.Prothom Alo JU correspondent said students also clashed with law enforcers at Dairy gate of the campus.Students of Rajshahi University blocked the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway to press home their demand of Quota reform in public servicesRajshahiStudents of Rajshahi University blocked the highway in front of the university. The demonstrators gathered at the main building from 10am in the morning and blocked the Rajshahi-Dhaka highway.Students of Islami University, Kushtia boycotted their classes and stage demonstration on the campusKushtiaStudents at Islami University, Kushtia boycotted their classes and staged demonstration. They gathered at the campuses from the morning and marched the whole campus. Regular classes and examinations were not held at the university.However, university proctor Mahbubur Rahman claimed that classes and examinations were held as usual.A law department student told Prothom Alo that classes were scheduled to be held at 9am but as almost all students joined the protest, classes could not be held. She said they “felt bad seeing the photographs of the injured students on Facebook”.NoakhaliStudents at Noakhali Science and Technology University staged demonstration at 10 am helding process around the campus, Prothom Alo Noakhali correspondent reported. The students boycotted classes.Witnesses said students gathered on the campus at 10 am and blocked the nearby the Sonapur-Subornochor road and movement of vehicles remained suspended on this road. Students said they would continue the protest till their demands are met.Prothom Alo tried to take university proctor Mushfiqur Rahman’s version but he declined to comment on the situation.Read more :’Protest to spread across country if protesters not freed’Quota reform demo in framesBNP supports quota reformAt least 80 protesters injured in quota reform clashes’BCL opened fire on protesters’Police use rubber bullets to disperse quota protesters
A schoolgirl who took poison reportedly after being caned and scolded by her headmaster died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased was Sathi Akhter, 15, daughter of Iqbal Bepari of Khoyazpur village in Madaripur’s Sadar upazila and a Class-X student of Charmugria Girls’ High School.Locals said Sathi, daughter of Iqbal’s first wife, used to study staying at her maternal uncle’s house at Peyarpur village.She locked into an altercation with her two classmates in their classroom on Saturday.As the matter came to the notice of headmaster Md Nur Hossain Hawlader, he caned the trio and rebuked them.Returning from school, Sathi took poison and fell sick.She was taken to Sadar Hospital from where she was sent to the DMCH on Sunday as her condition deteriorated. She, however, died on Thursday morning.As the death news spread around, students of the school held a protest rally and formed a human chain demanding punishment of the teacher who went into hiding after the incident, said Sumon Deb, additional superintendent of Madaripur police.The students also gave a memorandum containing their demand to the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police Subrata Kumar Halder.The SP said a police team visited the village.
Rescues workers search for victims of a landslide at a construction site in Tanjung Bungah, a suburb of George Town. ReutersEleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said.Earlier estimates had put the George Town death toll at 14, but three workers had managed to escape, said Ervin Galen Teruki, deputy operations head of the Fire and Rescue Department in Penang state.A seventh body was found on Sunday morning.Fire officials earlier identified the victims as foreign workers from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan. The construction site supervisor, a Malaysian, remains missing.The landslide occurred on Saturday morning at a site where two 49-storey condominium towers are being built. The cause has yet to be determined.A stop-work order had been issued for the development, pending investigations, according to the Penang Island city council mayor Maimunah Mohammad Sharif.Several residential and commercial towers are still under construction in the area.Local media reported anger among residents and activists, some of who said they had previously protested against the increasing development of hillslopes around the area.
Share Richard Drew/APTrader Fran O’Connell works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones industrial average rebounded sharply on Monday following a report of U.S.-China trade talks.Updated at 4:05 p.m. ETU.S. stock indexes surged about 3 percent Monday after fears eased of a trade war with China. The two big trading partners reportedly are negotiating to improve U.S. access to Chinese markets.The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. and China have “quietly started negotiating” and that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is considering a trip to Beijing for talks.The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 669 points, or nearly 2.8 percent, to 24,203. The S&P 500 index climbed 70 points, or 2.7 percent, and the Nasdaq gained 228 points, or 3.3 percentLast Thursday and Friday, the Dow lost more than a total of 1,100 points amid increasing signs of a looming trade war between the two major trading partners.The Journal, citing people with knowledge of the matter, said:“The talks, which cover wide areas including financial services and manufacturing, are being led by Liu He, China’s economic czar in Beijing, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington.“In a letter Messrs. Mnuchin and Lighthizer sent to Mr. Liu late last week, the Trump administration set out specific requests that include a reduction of Chinese tariffs on U.S. automobiles, more Chinese purchases of U.S. semiconductors and greater access to China’s financial sector by American companies, the people said. Mr. Mnuchin is weighing a trip to Beijing to pursue the negotiations, one of these people said.”Stock indexes around the world fell last week as the Trump administration prepared to impose stiff tariffs on Chinese imports in a bid to cut the U.S. trade deficit with China by $50 billion.“The tariffs on China are a response to long-standing complaints that Beijing unfairly requires U.S. companies to share their technology as a cost of doing business in that country,” NPR’s Scott Horsley reported.The Chinese government announced a list of retaliatory tariffs it would impose on about $3 billion worth of U.S. exports, in response to a separate set of U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. President Trump on Thursday signed a temporary exemption — until May 1 — from the steel and aluminum tariffs for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Canada, Mexico and the European Union.Speaking Monday on Morning Edition, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said the U.S. should focus “on what is a major issue … the forced transfer of valuable U.S. technologies to Chinese firms, and not concentrate on issues that are probably counterproductive for the American economy anyway, like steel.”Tariffs on steel and aluminum could hurt other manufacturers that use those metals to make everything from aircraft to Hershey’s Kisses.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
00:00 /15:26 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share More than one in five children who don’t have health insurance in the United States live in Texas, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.Texas was among nine states that saw significant increases in the rate of uninsured children in 2017, but Texas has the largest share of children without health insurance.“Texas saw an increase in uninsured kids of 83,000 in the year 2017,” study co-author Joan Alker, told Houston Matters. “That was the biggest increase in the country.”Nationwide, the number rose for the first time since data was collected on the issue in 2008.“A lot of jobs that low wage working families are getting simply don’t provide health insurance coverage: retail, service sector jobs, agricultural jobs,” Alker said. “And that’s where we need Medicaid and CHIP to step in and make sure that those kids get covered.”Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.In the Houston metro area, more than 200,000 kids are uninsured, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.Houston Matters reached out to leaders in Houston’s healthcare community, all of whom said they weren’t surprised by the findings.“We’ve seen this coming,” Dr. Tim Garson, the director of the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute, told Houston Matters. He said that last year the Texas Medical Center’s annual survey compared Texas to the rest of the country, and found that Texans are worse off when it comes to being able to buy insurance.“That then extends to their children, and so the fact that this does effect Texas almost out of proportion is not surprising,” Garson said.Experts also point to immigration policy and a fear of interacting with the government as factors contributing to the number of uninsured children.“We have a lot of kids who are citizens, but their parents are immigrants and those parents may be very scared today about interacting with the government and enrolling their children in public health coverage options,” Alker said. “Latino children do have the highest uninsured rates in Texas, and that’s a population that’s probably also being impacted by this fear of interacting with government.”Several experts said the increase in uninsured children signals a need for policy changes.“Children are more likely to be insured than adults because we are fortunate to have Medicaid and CHIP and so when their rates start dropping it’s like the canary in the coal mine because they have the best avenues for insurance,” Head of the Episcopal Health Foundation, Elena Marks, told Houston Matters.Garson echoed this sentiment, saying that one of the primary solutions to ensuring more children are covered is to address the cost of healthcare.“We got to reduce the price of healthcare,” he said. “We’re never going to get everybody covered for health insurance unless health insurance and the cost of care goes down.” X
Sheila Bunn has worked for the District’s congressional delegate and a mayor. (Twitter Photo)Sheila Bunn has served as the chief of staff to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and deputy chief of staff to former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Bunn said that she should be Ward 8’s next council member because she is used to delivering results under pressure.“I can translate my work history to being a council member because I have knowledge of how Congress works and how the mayor’s office should be run,” Bunn said. “I have learned how to solve complex problems with unique solutions working with Congresswoman Norton and Mayor Gray. I know all of the D.C. council members and there will be no learning curve for me when I take my seat.”Bunn is the daughter of the late James Bunn, a respected Ward 8 political, civic, and business leader. James Bunn headed the Congress Heights Main Streets project and the Ward 8 Business Council, and he participated in the city’s politics since the early 1970s.Bunn said her father wanted her to go into politics, but she resisted, saying she could make a difference in people’s lives “without a title.” However, she said that if her father knew she was running for the D.C. Council, he would be “head over heels” in his expression of joy.“He would be happy to know that I finally came around to running,” she said.Bunn is a native of Ward 8 who graduated from Benjamin Banneker Senior High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree from Trinity University.Gray attended a fundraiser for Bunn at the Uniontown Bar & Grill on March 4 and spoke highly of his former staffer. “We have a candidate who is head and shoulders above everyone else in the race,” Gray said to the dozens of people attending the event. “In the course of building her career, she never left her home, Ward 8. We have made a lot of progress in Ward 8 and we want to see that continue.”Gray finished his remarks by saying directly to Bunn “I know what you bring to this effort.” Turning to the crowd, he said, “She deserved to be the next council member from Ward 8.”If elected, Bunn said that she would focus on three priorities. “Jobs, economic development and affordable housing are what I am focusing on,” she said. “Young people need jobs if they choose not to go to college and we should provide opportunities to learn a trade and a skill. We need housing that people can afford.”Bunn said the most reasonably priced housing in the District is in Ward 8 “but the costs are still too high.”“We need people in the ward to focus more on homeownership,” she said.Bunn said she will work to improve the services of the United Medical Center, the only comprehensive hospital east of the Anacostia River. “Not only do we need the United Medical Center at its best, we should help people by having health clinics that can provide comprehensive health care,” she said.Bunn received high marks on issues that the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) support. She received a plus-9 rating, near perfect, for the alliance, and besting candidates in her and the April 28 Ward 4 D.C. Council seat race.“The organization said I dominated the field of more than two dozen candidates based on my ‘strong record’ on issues involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,” she said. “I thank GLAA for all they do to protect the human rights of all District residents.”Debra Pashall, a Ward 8 resident, supports Bunn’s bid. “I believe that Sheila has the business and professional acumen that will represent the ward well,” Pashall said. “She knows how to balance the needs of the ward’s middle class, the senior citizens, and the poor people. I really like the fact that she is graceful under pressure and you have to be when you are working for people like Eleanor Holmes Norton and Vincent Gray.”Lisa Clarke said that she will vote for Bunn because of her leadership potential.“I think she is perfect for the role of D.C. Council member,” Clarke said. “D.C. needs the best people in public service and Sheila is the one of the best.”