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127 graduate from Sophia Training Centre

first_imgOne hundred and twenty-seven Sophia Training Centre (STC) students graduated on Wednesday after successfully completing the 31st Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training Programme (YEST) in a variety of disciplines.Speaking at the graduation ceremony held at the National Cultural Centre (NCC), Social Cohesion Department’s Programme Coordinator, Sharon Patterson told the graduates that the completion of their course was a stepping stone to a betterSection of the graduands of the 31st Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training Programme (YEST)future.“I am certain that many of you here today would be repeating this particular journey at some other stage of your life. I believe you will seek to move to higher levels in your respective fields of study,” Patterson said.The Programme Coordinator urged the students to be willing to always learn and never turn away from opportunities that would serve to benefit them in the future.Patterson said the Government has designed the programme to ensure it served as an effective avenue that instructed youths in self-development and as a result, the development of the country.Valedictorian Lafia Yearwood advised her classmates to apply the knowledge andSocial Cohesion Department Programme Coordinator Sharon Pattersonskills learnt during their training as they enter the world of business. She also encouraged them to continue striving for excellence.Instructor Brian King thanked both the private and public organisations who provided tours and work-study opportunities for the students. These, he noted, allowed the students to gain valuable experience. He was optimistic that there would be continued collaboration with both private and public organisations.YEST is a programme that offers youths between the ages of 16 and 25 training in cosmetology, information technology, masonry, carpentry, welding, and mechanical and other skills-training programmes.last_img read more

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Avian influenza detected in Alaska

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey is encouraging poultry owners to ensure they are following recommended biosecurity practices after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that a highly contagious strain of avian influenza was detected in wild birds in Alaska. No other recent cases have been identified in the country.“While this finding is not cause for any immediate concern, it is a good reminder for poultry owners to develop and employ a strong biosecurity program on their farm, regardless of their size or production model,” Forshey said. “This will help them protect their flocks from this influenza as well as other diseases that can affect their birds.”Good biosecurity practices for poultry owners include the following:Monitor flocks for unusual signs of illness such as “snicking” (sneezing,) a 1% or more decrease in egg production, or an increase in mortality. Other signs to look for are wheezing, lethargy, and depression.Practice personal biosecurity and avoid contact with sick/dead poultry or wildlife. If contact occurs, wash your hands with soap and water and change clothing before having any contact with healthy domestic poultry and birds.Keep unauthorized visitors from having contact with poultry, a good practice whether there is a disease threat or not. Authorized persons should be required to wear protective clothing and shoes before entering a commercial poultry house.Avoid contact between your birds and wild birds whenever possible due to the likely migratory nature of this influenza. These virus strains can travel in wild birds without them appearing sick.Clean and disinfect farm vehicles or equipment before moving them on and off your property.Sick birds or unusual bird deaths should also be immediately reported to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health at 1-614-728-6220 or through USDA APHIS’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593. Additional information on biosecurity from USDA APHIS for backyard flocks can be found at http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov or by visiting www.ohioagriculture.gov.The Ohio Department of Agriculture works closely with the state’s poultry producers and USDA APHIS to closely monitor the health of poultry in the state. Detailed plans and protocols are in place to allow for a quick and coordinated response in the event of an avian influenza detection in Ohio.last_img read more

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How Mind-Controlled Games Work – And Why It’s Way, Way Bigger Than That

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#CES 2013#games#science The Muse booth was never short on fascinated onlookers, and I was happy to get my chance. Once inside, I was rigged up with a Muse headband, which wrapped comfortably around my forehead and tucked behind my ears. It required a bit of fidgeting, the Muse didn’t like my hair getting in the way of its conductance or my freakishly small ears, but then we were off and running. Seated in a low-slung chair, I was handed an iPhone running the headset’s companion app and instructed to watch the TV screen in front of me.Moving The Heavens And The EarthIn the first exercise, a sun and a moon appeared on opposite sides of the screen. My job was to merge them. And with no controller to speak of, that meant getting my brain to cooperate – easier said than done. The faster I could concentrate and arrive at an attentive, beta wave-rich state, the faster the sun and moon would overlap. I tried a few quick tricks to rein in my thoughts with little luck, like repeating a line from a poem I’d just read in my head over and over. The sun and moon didn’t budge, so I started counting every time one of the animated wavy lines between the two orbs hit a precise spot on the screen. The heavens moved, literally – seconds later, the sun and moon had overlapped into a virtual eclipse. In another game, my brainwaves powered an auditory feedback system. When I was chilled out, the beat slowed to a pleasant, peaceful set of sounds. If I let my attention wander – to the cameraman pointing his lens at me from just outside the dome, for instance – a thudding drumbeat galloped into my ears. This exercise encouraged breath control, a major focus in the mindfulness and meditation practices that clearly influenced the Muse’s creators.Muse prototype on displayIt’s Not A Game – It’s Data VisualizationThese tasks are games, in a way, but more so they’re exercises. Rather than controlling the sun and moon or the drum beat with your thoughts, you’re actually controlling your thoughts themselves, which are in turn interpreted with the Muse’s sensory flourishes. The game is just a clever way to show you what your brain’s alpha and beta waves are up to, but it’s a fascinating representation of realtime bio-feedback – all streaming right out of your cortex over bluetooth. The most striking thing about wearing the Muse is watching as your subjective, internal mental experience – the kind of thing you just feel in the basement of your brain – as it’s interpreted and articulated visually. Having this kind of quantified feedback makes you truly feel like the master of your own mind – and that was just from my 20 minutes with the headset on.The Future Of The FutureSo what’s the point? Well, it isn’t just to move the sun and moon together. A device like the Muse is all about personal feedback and tracking. Attention, a traditionally hard-to-pin-down construct in the neuroscience community, is also infamously tough for most of us to wrestle into submission. Our minds stray and suddenly we’ve wasted 10 minutes, eyes glazed over, clicking Like on Facebook. The vast power of our own minds is leaking out through these kind of attentional holes that we can’t quite plug or quantify. And in the digital era, humans might be even worse at actually relaxing than we are at paying full attention to things – and we’re already pretty bad at that. Pathological multitaskers, we can hardly sit still and direct our mind toward the kind of cognitive breaks that research shows not only boost productivity, but increase crucial skills like memory retention.Consumer-oriented, EEG-powered monitors like the Muse aren’t just about gimmicky (but cool) tricks like flying helicopters with our thoughts. Think of the applications. Therapists and mental health practitioners can affordably measure their patients’ progress on quantifiable goals. Depression and anxiety, today’s most pervasive mental disorders, are scientifically proven to yield to treatment that focuses on breaking bad cognitive habits, so-called negative “automatic thoughts.”  And consumer devices have some distinct advantages, even for the medical community. “One thing is portability,” says Erica Dixon, member of American University’s Center for Behavioral Neuroscience lab. “Something that’s really cool about these things is that if you can get a laptop, a jump drive and a headband, you can take it anywhere. Think about Doctors Without Borders – if they can even do half of what a traditional medical device could do, that’s still really amazing.” In the workplace, imagine working in efficient bursts when you know your brain is focused rather than spreading your attention in a thin layer over a whole eight-hour shift. And that’s just the start. Later this year, when developers get their hands on the Muse’s open development kit and the little wonder headband becomes commercially available, we hope to see all sorts of cool apps and hacks spring up. Updating Your Brain’s FirmwareAccording to Apollo, the idea is that a device like the Muse will actually train us to make our brains more efficient when we’re not wearing the device – by literally reprogramming the brain. “We’re using the most scientifically validated brain training protocols. We’ve run in-house studies – in the last one, within eight weeks we had people’s brains change in structure and function. They’re seeing the world through different eyes.” When the brain is the limit, the possibilities are truly endless. Welcome to the data of you – this is your quantified self.Just put on your headband and look straight ahead. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market While major hardware makers are busy squabbling over “4K” vs “Ultra HD”, the future is quietly creeping in around the edges. A future with implications in the real world – big ones. Really big ones. Think using crowd-sourced mind control to change the color of Niagara Falls and the CN Tower big. Crowd-funded and completely hackable – by definition the exact opposite of gadgets that today’s bloated, out-of-touch companies crank out – projects like the Muse headband are about to crash into technology as we know it with meteoric force.Meet The Muse – And Your Brain WavesMost people laud the Muse, crafted by InteraXon, as a “mind-controlled” game. But that sells it short – and then some. The device is a stylish, sturdy headband that measures the patterns of electrical activity in the brain – electrical signals are divided into “bands” based on their frequency.  “This Muse headband has four clinical-grade EEG sensors,” says Michael Apollo, InteraXon’s Director of Applied Mind Science. “What they do is measure the electrical signal and the signature of your brain. With that we know that through interpreting those signals, we can determine certain states that you’re in. We can determine when you’re in a focused, attentive state – or when you’re not. Or when you’re in an actively engaged mind, for example analyzing or maybe overanalyzing… and also looking at it at your level of relaxation too.”Traditional EEG reading next to InteraXon’s data visualizationThe Muse measures two of the better-understood frequency tiers: alpha waves (8–12 Hz), associated with relaxation and restfulness, and beta waves (12–30 Hz), which correlate with alert or attentive mental states. “This sensor [monitors] the pre-frontal cortex and your occipital region,” says Apollo. According to InteraXon, “brains of people in relaxed states create gentle, slow-moving alpha waves, while those engaged in intense concentration generate quick, jagged beta waves.” The Muse and devices like it might seem like they’ve traveled here from the future, but EEG has actually been around as a scientific tool for studying brain activity in humans and animals for almost 100 years. Though simple, it remains clinically relevant for diagnosis of conditions like epilepsy and sleep disorders. But InteraXon wants to empower people to take the reins of these electrical peaks and troughs. In doing so, they can gently steer their brains through these quantifiable mental states, which for most are solely a subjective, qualitative experience – a feeling we have about ourselves.Mind-On With Mind ControlI happened across InteraXon’s booth when its inflated dome full of blissed-out looking show-goers caught my eye. A few minutes into chatting up Apollo, it was evident that the Muse is anything but pseudoscience. The Muse, available widely for consumers in mid-2013 for $175, is the marriage of electrical sensors in a wearable package with some clever data visualizations – the “game” – cooked up by InteraXon’s excitable interdisciplinary team. The games and exercises will be packaged into the Muse’s companion app, which was responsive and fun, in my time with the prototype. The app will track all of the data the Muse collects and beam it to the cloud, making these patterns trackable over time. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts taylor hatmaker Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Sachin Pilot challenges Rajasthan ‘gag’ ordinance in High Court

first_imgIt’s 2017, not 1817: Rahul Gandhi mocks Vasundhara Raje  Mr. Pilot’s writ petition has contended that the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on September 6, violates Article 14 (right to equality) and Article 19 (1) (a) (freedom of speech and expression) of the Constitution by curtailing the powers of courts to order investigation into complaints made against public servants.Violation of the right to free speech, says petitionThe new provision for punishment for disclosure of public servants’ identity until the sanction for investigation and prosecution was given, by inserting Section 228-B in the Indian Penal Code, restricted the freedom of media to report on the accusations and amounted to violation of the right to free speech, stated the petition.Mr. Pilot said while the petition had sought revocation of the ordinance, his party would continue its agitation against the bill having been sent to the select panel rather than its “complete withdrawal”.Also Read Rajasthan Criminal Law Bill will check motivated complaints: Ravi Shankar Prasad  “The intent of the government is suspect. Sending the bill to the committee was a measure of face-saving. Does the government want to protect certain individuals even after the entire Opposition and journalists have risen against its move?” asked the Congress leader.The petition is likely to come up for hearing on Friday along with four other public interest litigation petitions filed by activists and lawyers. All of them have contended that the ordinance violates constitutional rights of citizens and will encourage corruption. Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot on Thursday moved a writ petition in the Rajasthan High Court in Jaipur challenging last month’s controversial ordinance, which has extended protection to public servants, judges and magistrates against investigation and prosecution without prior sanction.Though the BJP government tabled a bill to replace the ordinance in the Assembly on Monday, the ordinance remains in force for six weeks, as the Bill has been referred to a select committee of the House for its reconsideration.Also Readlast_img read more

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Sunrisers Hyderabad sings up Red FM as principal sponsor

New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Sunrisers Hyderabad has signed up India largest and most awarded Radio network, Red FM as their principal sponsor for the fourth year in a row. As part of the partnership, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team will sport the Red FM logo on the front of the jerseys. Additionally, Red FM will bring its saliency to the field as well as on-ground activation with the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. Captained by India opener Shikhar Dhawan, Sunrisers Hyderabad has added some exciting talent for this season, including explosive Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, pacer Ashish Nehra and England captain Eoin Morgan. Sunrisers Hyderabad has star players like David Warner, Naman Ojha and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who have been part of the team. Speaking on the occasion Nisha Narayanan, Chief Operating Officer, Red FM said: “Red FM stands for a fun, spirited and exiting attitude that reflects in our programming and in our people. Its no surprise then that we are happy to be partnering Sunrisers Hyderabad for the fourth year in a row. “Sunrisers Hyderabad has the most impressive line-up of cricketing stars. The association looks promising and we hope to deliver to our listeners an experience to remember. We have planned extensive on-ground consumer engagement initiatives to leverage the assoction. Wishing SRH a good season ahead!” Sunrisers Hyderabad CEO K Shanmugan added: “Sunrisers Hyderabad has had an exciting journey in the Indian Premier League and as always, we are very happy to continue and strengthen our relationship with the Red FM team. In the past, we have done some fabulous promotions with Red FM that has helped in promoting our team and its players and has helped us in building strong equity with SRH supporters. We are looking forward to this association this year too.” As part of the partnership, Red FM will run contests online as well as on-air during the IPL season and winners of these competitions will be rewarded with official merchandise of Sunrisers Hyderabad and autographed memorabilia. Apart from this, Red FM being the official radio partner, will also run interesting contests for match tickets at the teams home turf at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The partnership will also see key team players on-air on Red FM and engage with listeners across cities. Listeners also stand an amazing opportunity to connect and meet their favourite Sunrisers Hyderabad players. On the digital front, Red FM will release behind the scenes video content on its digital platforms. PTI SSC SSCadvertisement read more

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Hidden stories of friendship between Greek and Turkish Cypriots

first_imgBefore nationalism and conflict, from the 1930s to 1950s, many Greek and Turkish Cypriots lived peacefully together.This period in time saw deep friendships formed and strong intercultural practices and traditions present in society, evidenced by people speaking each other’s language, attending each other’s schools, working together, sharing in each other’s celebrations and entering the religious house of the ‘other’. There were even instances of inter-cultural marriage, becoming koumbaroi, and milk mothers – all of which paint a picture of a, once, harmonious and integrated society.On Thursday, Stephanie Elisabeth Jacobs will give further insight into these largely hidden stories of friendship between Greek and Turkish Cypriots in a free open seminar at Melbourne’s Greek Centre as part of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s history and culture series.An Australian government public servant with a professional and academic background in international relations, Jacobs will draw from her research as part of her PhD studies at Flinders University in which she explores the relationships between Greek and Turkish Cypriots from formerly mixed villages of Cyprus.The seminar is being made possible with the sponsorship of H. and M. Asproftas.‘Milk and Honey: The Hidden Stories of Friendship Between Greek and Turkish Cypriots’ will be presented at the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC) on Thursday 31 May at 7.00 pm. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Meredith Acquires EatingWell Media Launches Recipecom

first_imgThe Recipe.com brand also includes a quarterly magazine with initial distribution of 350,000 and cover price of $5.99; a mobile web feature offering recipe and meal-planning content; branded television segments on Meredith’s daily syndicated program “Better;” and quarterly onsert promotions featuring custom content and coupons polybagged with Meredith’s monthly magazines. Marketing content partners at launch include Betty Crocker, Campbell’s and Pepperidge Farm. Focusing on Core Strengths?The acquisition of EatingWell and the launch of Recipes.com will enhance Meredith’s top advertising category, according to Meredith chairman and CEO Steve Lacy. While Meredith National Media Group endured the recession fairly well, it has shown some softness recently, with advertising revenue falling 11 percent and ad pages dropping 13 percent in the third fiscal quarter. Revenue fell 4 percent and pages dropped 8 percent (average net per page grew in the mid-single digits on a percentage basis) in the first nine months of the fiscal year, while circulation revenue fell 7 percent in the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Earlier this month, Meredith folded ReadyMade Magazine, eliminating approximately 75 positions worldwide. According to MagazineRadar, Meredith posted the largest drop in ad pages among six major publishers in the first three months of 2011. Meredith Corp. has purchased multichannel brand EatingWell Media Group. As part of the acquisition, Meredith takes over 350,000 bi-monthly EatingWell Magazine (with plans to bump circulation to 500,000 next year); EatingWell.com; a content licensing and custom marketing group serving more than 75 clients including consumer portals, healthcare, food and supermarket retail partners; a Health-in-a-Hurry mobile recipe app; and a series of food and nutrition related cookbooks. More than 60 percent of EatingWell’s overall revenue comes from digital sources, licensing and custom content. Meredith says it plans to substantially enhance the EatingWell website with the Meredith Women’s Network, which reaches 25 million unique monthly visitors. EatingWell CEO Thomas Witschi joins Meredith National Media Group as EVP and president. Meanwhile, Meredith is also launching Recipe.com, which includes a site with more than 20,000 recipes and in-store and manufacturer coupons, videos and an online shopping list and recipe box that lets users see local store savings on specific recipes. last_img read more

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Album Of The Year Nominees Revealed 2019 GRAMMY Awards

Album Of The Year Nominees Revealed 2019 GRAMMY Awards

first_img BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Twitter John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi BWith the success of her breakout single, “Bodak Yellow,” which earned two GRAMMY nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance at the 60th GRAMMY Awards last year, Cardi B set the stage for one of the most anticipated debut rap albums in recent memory. Invasion Of Privacy arrived on April 5, 2018, and showed the Bronx-born and raised rapper had a lot more to show.In June, “I Like It” with J Balvin and Bad Bunny made it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Cardi the first ever female rapper to earn two No. 1 hits. “I Like It” is also nominated for Record Of The Year, “Be Careful” received a nod for Best Rap Performance and Invasion Of Privacy is up for Best Rap Album this year. Tack on Cardi’s nomination alongside Maroon 5 for “Girls Like You” for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance bring her total nominations this year to five.By The Way, I Forgive You – Brandi CarlileSince exploding from the folk music scene into the mainstream in 2007 with her the title track from her sophomore album, The Story, Brandi Carlile has released a string of quality folk/roots albums. Her latest, By The Way, I Forgive You, shows Carlile and longtime writing/singing partners, twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth, in top form. The album’s lead single, “The Joke,” encapsulates the spirit and power of love and forgiveness, two main themes of the album.”I wrote ‘The Joke’ about a reckoning and a revolution and a time that’s coming when we’ll realize that love has already conquered the world and pick it back up,” Carlile told us in July. The album, Carlile’s sixth, yielded the same number of GRAMMY nominations—an impressive six—for the 61st GRAMMY Awards, including Best Americana Album as well as Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance for “The Joke.”Scorpion – DrakeFrom the very beginning of 2018, chart titan Drake saw a groundswell of buzz for his fifth album, Scorpion. When it finally dropped in late June, the album already had three successful singles: “God’s Plan,” “Nice For What” and “I’m Upset.” Shortly after the album’s release, the album’s fifth single, “In My Feelings,” would climb to put Drake at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time of year. Simply put, the Canadian rapper spent the better part of the year shattering streaming and chart records, and the ambitious and hit-laden double-disc album Scorpion was well worth the wait for fans. The project was a hit for voters as well, as Drake clocked in with an impressive seven nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards.H.E.R. – H.E.R.With her soulful songs and jaw-dropping musicianship only further fueling the mystique of her persona, H.E.R. stepped into the light this year, releasing her widely acclaimed self-titled debut. Apropos of her moniker’s meaning (Having Everything Revealed), H.E.R. showed the world her gift, with a breakthrough performance of “Focus” and “Best Part,” both from her debut LP, at the BET Awards this summer alongside Daniel Caesar. After a string of successful EPs, H.E.R. gave her fans a new, more complete idea of H.E.R.’s musical ability and remarkable potential. In addition to the coveted Album Of The Year nomination, she’s also up for Best New Artist.Beerbongs & Bentleys – Post MaloneNot to be outdone online, Post Malone broke streaming records this year as well by earning the most streams in one week when Beerbongs & Bentleys arrived on April 27. Real name Austin Richard Post, the singer/rapper entered a new stratosphere of popularity with his sophomore album—and he brought many of this friends along for the joyride, as the album includes cameos by the likes of 21 Savage, Ty Dolla Sign, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy and YG. Post Malone is nominated in a total of four categories at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.Dirty Computer – Janelle MonáeAt the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Janelle Monáe delivered one of the most poignant and powerful speeches in recent memory, calling attention to the #TimesUp movement. Three months later, she made an equally powerful statement with her third studio album, Dirty Computer. With the catchy and bold singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane” and “Pynk” leading the way, Monáe set a new precedent for what it means to make infectious music with a message in 2018.“[Creatives] have the power to create the culture and shape it to what we want it to be,” she told us earlier this year. “And we also have the power to undo the culture if it does not serve us well.”Golden Hour – Kacey MusgravesCountry music might be the platform Kacey Musgraves has chosen for her music, but it certainly is not a constriction for the singer/songwriter. On Golden Hour, Musgraves takes her signature stir-up of crafty lyric turns, progressive social themes and authentic twang to a new level, all while opening herself up more candidly than she has in the past.”This album feels very special and different to me because it feels like my most personal.” Musgraves told us back in July. “I don’t feel like I’ve really let people in on this scale previously.”Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By – Various ArtistsMusic has always played a key integral role in film, but for this year’s transcendent blockbuster “Black Panther,” the soundtrack took on a life of its own. Led by the Kendrick Lamar and SZA hit “All The Stars,” which earned four nominations of its own including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Rap/Sung Performance, Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By looks to make history as just the third ever movie soundtrack to win Album Of The Year, joining the soundtracks for Saturday Night Fever at the 21st GRAMMY Awards, The Bodyguard at the 36th GRAMMY Awards and, most recently, O Brother, Where Art Thou? at the 44th GRAMMY Awards. TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1071034971920457728 BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Email Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Albums by Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Drake, H.E.R., Post Malone, Janelle Monáe, Kacey Musgraves, and music from and inspired by ‘Black Panther’ receive nominations.Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Dec 7, 2018 – 5:33 am The 2019 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Album Of The Year. While we’ll have to wait until the 61st GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Feb. 10 to find out who will win, let’s take a look at which albums have been nominated for one of the most anticipated GRAMMY Awards each year. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Album Of The Year Nominees Revealed | 2019 GRAMMY Awards Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. 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Pirated streaming devices are filled with malware researchers find

first_img $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 itcenter_img 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 gaminglast_img read more

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KXIP vs CSK Dream 11 and MPL fantasy tips live stream preview

first_imgKings XI Punjab has been shunted out of the tournament, Chennai Super Kings are currently number 1 on the points table and hence, when they take on each other in Mohali, the match is as dead as a dead rubber can possibly be. However, for CSK, a win here would consolidate their position at the top of the points table, and for KXIP, a win here could give them something to cheer about after a rather dismal second half of the tournament.Predicted XI of both sides: Chris Gayle and KL RahulIANSKings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran(w), Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Andrew TyeChennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dhruv Shorey, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran TahirFantasy tips and celebrations: File photo of India off-spinner Harbhajan SinghMAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty ImagesWicket-keeper: Nicholas Pooran has been a welcome addition to the KXIP outfit and his counter-attacking approach in the middle overs has been brilliant. He could also be promoted to number 3 if an early wicket falls.Batsmen: KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have been brilliant for KXIP at the top of the order, but have not been as consistent as they would have liked as a pair. They would now want to finish with a final flourish and leave an impression at home.For CSK, Shane Watson, who will enjoy the conditions in Mohali, holds the key and he, along with Faf du Plessis will be the two picks to bat deep into the innings.All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja has been frugal with the ball, and CSK could bump him up the order to extract the best possible use out of him as a batsman. Also, for KXIP, Sam Curran keeps performing in crunch situations and hence, will be a good pick as the second all-rounder in the side.Spinners: On a true Mohali pitch, it will be a toss-up between Harbhajan Singh and R Ashwin and the CSK skipper gets the nod as he has enjoyed himself against Chris Gayle.Also, there is Imran Tahir who also always finds ways and means to pick up wickets in the middle overs and control proceedings. Hence, both these CSK spinners should be on the fantasy side.Seamers: Deepak Chahar will find assistance with the new ball and should be one of the seamers in the side. Andrew Tye, who has not found his groove this season, should be the other pick as against this CSK batting order, his variations in the middle and death overs should be the key.last_img read more

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