Where Nebraska’s Recruiting Class Ranks Right Now

first_imgNebraska's players take the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)After the team wrapped up its season with last Friday’s loss at Iowa, Nebraska football coach Scott Frost made a surprising admission.The Huskers nearly pulled off a comeback win in Iowa City. They wound up falling 31-28.Afterwards, Frost has admitted that Iowa was frankly bigger and stronger than his club, in its first year under his tutelage. From the Omaha World-Herald:“Iowa’s a bigger, stronger football team,” Frost said. “That’s right now. I never thought I’d see or hear that or say that about a Nebraska football team. That we can fix. We can get bigger, we can get stronger.”Frost will have the chance to bring in his first full Nebraska football recruiting class in the next couple of months.While the Huskers would have undoubtedly loved to sneak out a bowl game, the end of the season does give the coaching staff a chance to focus entirely on adding talent to the program.Nebraska coaches are set to scour the country for recruits for a few weeks, ahead of the mid-December early signing period. From a new Omaha World-Herald report, coaches can expect to be in a new state just about every day.“Ryan Held plans to hit at least five states the first week. Greg Austin doesn’t think he’ll need to leave the country, but his passport is handy just in case. Barrett Ruud knows he won’t see his wife much in the next couple of weeks.Ask any Nebraska coach where they’ll be the next three weeks and they laugh. Everywhere, hopefully, as they aim to close the 2019 class and continue to search for difference-making talent wherever it might be.”Nebraska’s 2019 class looks like it should wind up in the Top 25. The Huskers currently have 21 commits, and are ranked No. 22 overall and No. 4 in the Big Ten, per 247Sports‘ composite rankings.The Huskers have pledges from five blue-chip players, with No. 134 overall player Nick Henrich, an Omaha linebacker, and Luke McCaffrey, brother of former Stanford and current Carolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey.last_img read more

Report: Texas Looking To Add Former Kansas Head Coach David Beaty To Staff

first_imgTom Herman and David Beaty embrace after Texas-Kansas game.LAWRENCE, KANSAS – NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns and head coach David Beaty of the Kansas Jayhawks greet each other after their game at Memorial Stadium on November 23, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas. Texas won 24-17. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Nick Saban and Alabama football helped start the trend of big programs adding former head coaches as analysts, as they look to rehab their careers. Now, Texas is doing the same.Former North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora was the last coach to reportedly join up with Tom Herman and the Longhorns. He will reportedly be an offensive analyst for the team.Former Kansas coach David Beaty is also being considered in a similar role, per a new report. Beaty was fired during the season, and replaced by national championship winner Les Miles.Beaty is a Texas native, and before taking over at Kansas, was the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M.From 247Sports:“In addition to Fedora, Horns247 has learned former Kansas head coach David Beaty could join the Longhorns’ staff as an analyst as well. However, as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown reported last week, Beaty is currently undergoing a contract situation with Kansas that could hold up his availability.”Beaty’s hire at Kansas was a bit out of the box, and done largely for his recruiting prowess at Texas A&M.As an analyst, he will not be able to go out and recruit for the Longhorns. Herman does appear to value his input in this role as well.After he was fired by Kansas, David Beaty joined Texas to help prepare for Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game.That move was not warmly embraced by Sooners coach Lincoln Riley. From The Kansas City Star:“Coach Beaty can do what he wants to do,” Riley said. “I don’t like the precedent of it, of being able to bring in somebody from a league in the same year. I don’t think that’s good for the conference. But it’s not against the rules, and if they want to do it, that’s fine.”Herman defended it at the time, calling it a “pretty standard move.”[247Sports]last_img read more

The Manual Wind: Calibre de Cartier Diver

first_img The Best Casio Watches For Every Occasion The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About It Editors’ Recommendations The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Over the past ten years there has been one segment that has grown to become a staple almost every watch brands lineup; the dive watch.  Though a little late to the party, Cartier dove right in with their Calibre Diver.  Cartier took their newer design, the Calibre de Cartier, and added what every functional dive watch requires; a rotating bezel.  For a brand that defined the dress watch, Cartier has done well with their interpretation of diver sport.At 42mm in diameter, the Calibre Diver has more of a presence on the wrist than it measures.  The well proportioned ADLC coated bezel with SuperLuminova markings add a nice contrast against any of the case metal offerings.  Offered in Stainless Steel, Steel and Gold, and Rose Gold; with metal bracelet and rubber straps as well. This is a truly versatile sport timepiece.  A highly legible dial sits above Cartier’s manufacture caliber 1904-MC automatic movement all sealed to a depth of 300 meters water resistant.It can be tough for a brand to enter a new segment.  Brands known for classic dress like Jaquet Droz and Glashutte have successfully made entry over the years as well.  With a groundwork in classic timepieces, Cartier obviously had no issue taking on the challenge and bringing their very loyal following a well priced sport piece.  Start at $8,200, the Calibre de Cartier Diver finally brings Cartier in to a segment it should have been in years ago.last_img read more

Standing Rock camp recovering from latest clash with police waiting on word

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN National NewsThe aftermath of Sunday’s clash between #NoDAPL supporters and police continues to emerge.A New York City based activist who is now in danger of losing her arm.And police are blaming protestors — and protestors are blaming police.Now people at the camp are eagerly waiting on word on her condition.tfennario@aptn.calast_img

Trudeaus support of Kinder Morgan leading to a flashpoint of Indigenous resistance

first_imgNation to NationPrime Minister Justin Trudeau lied to Indigenous people when he said there was no relationship more important to him than with the First Peoples of this land when he was elected in 2015, says a grand chief in Quebec.Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Kanesatake Mohawk Council said the proof is in Trudeau’s tireless support of expanding Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.Earlier this week, the federal government said it will go as far as pay Kinder Morgan for any costs for construction delays and are still considering passing new laws to put the pipeline in the ground from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C.“Trudeau has said in the past his most important relationship was that with the First Nations and with this that is proving that was a lie. It’s not true,” said Simon on Nation to Nation Thursday.“It’s very alarming that the government would go that far to protect an outside interest like Kinder Morgan, a Texas-based corporation.”Watch the full episode of Nation to Nation below: Simon is a member of the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, a group of 150 First Nations and Tribes across Turtle Island.The group was formed to fight pipeline projects through their territories and right now it has its sights set on Kinder Morgan.But in the end, it’s about recognition of rights said Simon.“That’s what’s at the centre of this whole thing; it’s that recognition they don’t want to give,” said Simon.Simon has seen this unfold before.He remembers when the Oka Crisis unfolded 28 years ago in summer of 1990 during the Battle of the Pines triggered by the Village of Oka’s desire to expand a golf course over Mohawk burial grounds. One person died and it’s something Simon said no one wants to see happen again.But if rights are not respected he said it’s inevitable.“If you are going to push industry concerns over First Nation concerns on our territory you are going to see a flashpoint somewhere,” he said. “I’m really hoping for my friends in B.C. that it doesn’t go that way for them.”The Trudeau government has refused to rule out using force to build Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and there has already been hundreds of arrests.It’s a project Trudeau has already approved and his government says First Nations and Metis groups were consulted beforehand. However, support for the project has dropped from 51 deals to 44 between to Kinder Morgan and Indigenous groups.Some that have supported it say they felt they didn’t have a choice. In fact, Yale First Nation signed a deal because it was so beaten down and broke from colonization and the “worst” treaty agreement in Canada. It needed Kinder Morgan’s money to keep from going into third-party management.Serge Simon, a Mohawk, should keep his nose in his own business. His community is located thousands of miles from the Kinder Morgan Expansion Project. Simon has no Aboriginal rights in either Alberta or B.C.— Ernie Crey (@Cheyom1) May 16, 2018While others like Cheam First Nation, or at least its chief Ernie Crey, say the pipeline is better than transporting the bitumen by train.Crey has been outspoken on Twitter about Simon speaking about the pipeline saying he holds no rights in Alberta or B.C. and should stay out of it.“He can say whatever he wants. It’s a debate we’ll have to have somewhere down the line whether I have that right or not,” said Simon.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more

Visitation for Kirk Wilson

Family and friends are gathering to remember Hamilton’s Kirk Wilson today.  The 49 year old was one of 5 people killed in a shooting at BPM electronic music festival at Blu Parrot nighclub in Mexico last week.A married father of two, and a veteran in event security, died after a lone gunman entered the club and began exchanging fire with another person inside.  Wilson was providing security at the nighclub when chaos erupted.Friends of Wilson told CHCH News that Wilson was one of the kindest and gentlest souls.  A GoFund me page has been set up for Wilson’s wife and two young children.Visitation takes place today at Bay Gardens. read more

Be prepared dont get personal The dos and donts of asking a

Be prepared, don’t get personal: The dos and don’ts of asking a boss for a raise Jordann Brown, a marketing manager who works remotely from home, poses in Halifax on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese TORONTO – About a year into her first full-time gig out of university, Jordann Brown was startled to discover she was earning less than most other Canadians in the same type of position.Saddled with about $38,000 in student and car loans at the time, she’d jumped on the job offer without doing much research. But later on while scouring the Internet for tips on how to earn more, she came across salary-comparison sites detailing just how much she was in fact being underpaid.The somewhat emboldened but mainly nervous 22-year-old started making a plan to ask her boss for a wage increase.“I decided to do it because I knew there was a good chance that I could argue successfully for a raise,” said Brown, now 26, who works in marketing and also runs her own personal finance blog.After swaying her boss with some compelling arguments, followed by an uncomfortably long pause, her annual pay was increased by about 10 per cent.It may be a nerve-wracking experience to ask an employer for more money, but a well-prepared individual presenting a strong business case of how they add to the company’s financials can be persuasive.Preparation is key, notes David King, district president of Canadian staffing agency Robert Half.In addition to knowing comparable salaries, he says, employees looking for an income boost need to highlight ways they’ve helped the organization increase revenues, boost efficiencies or lower costs.“When you can draw a correlation to your value and the bottom line of the organization,” said King, “it certainly helps your position.”In Brown’s case, she came prepared to her meeting with lists of all her completed projects over the past year and their positive impact on the company. She also compiled good customer feedback and the skills she’d acquired since her start date.But how much to ask for — Brown’s 10 per cent raise notwithstanding — will entirely depend on each person’s situation, says Alan Kearns, founder of job coaching agency CareerJoy.“It could be an extremely large raise. It could be a small raise,” he notes.Variables include the worker’s starting and current salary, and total compensation package — as well as factors like if they led a project to an unexpectedly large profit.There are also some common benchmarks to consider, Kearns adds, like inflation.In 2016, the average pay bump for non-unionized employees will be 2.6 per cent, according to a projection in the Conference Board of Canada’s most recent compensation planning outlook report that surveyed 370 organizations.Another salary tactic is to ask for more than the employee is willing to settle for, says Kearns, and create some wiggle room for negotiations.However you choose to stack the deck in your favour, just be sure you’ve taken the time to practice your spiel, says King. You don’t want to stumble through a negotiation.Employees may also want to consider asking for things beyond money, he adds. Workers may be able to, for example, negotiate flexible work hours or extra vacation time in lieu of increased pay.It’s best, however, to avoid bringing up personal circumstances, King stresses — even if that’s the reason behind the discussion.It’s not up to an employer to pay more for the same job when an employee decides to buy an expensive vehicle, take a large vacation or purchase a costly home, says King.Another bad move is getting emotional.Like she did, Brown suggests not waiting too long to ask for a raise, as it allows pent-up resentment to transform into a demanding, frustrated tone during salary negotiations.“It shouldn’t be an argument,” agrees King, “and that’s best avoided with the homework that’s done proactively.”Despite taking all the right steps, a jump in pay won’t always come your way.If it’s down to your performance at work, and not company finances, Brown suggests creating a plan to enhance your skill set — for example, through online certifications.But if the boss makes it clear there’s no opportunity to progress, that’s another situation.“Then it might be time to quietly start job searching,” she said.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter. by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 18, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 18, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Samsung se moque à nouveau dApple

first_imgSamsung se moque à nouveau d’AppleSamsung a de nouveau épinglé Apple dans un spot publicitaire. Mais Apple ne rentre pas dans le jeu…En procès aux quatre coins de la planète pour des affaires de brevets, Samsung ne se prive pas pour épingler Apple dans des spots publicitaires. La dernière publicité en date concerne l’iPhone 4S d’Apple.Cette technique commerciale n’est pas nouvelle chez Samsung qui vantait précédemment la compatibilité avec le réseau 4G, et maintenant le groupe sud-coréen souligne le fait que le GPS avec guidage vocal est gratuit pour le smartphone Galaxy S II… Dans ce spot publicitaire, un personnage clame “We just got Samsunged !” (je suis sonné par Samsung !) Aux Etats-Unis, la publicité peut faire mouche alors qu’en France, l’application Mappy est devenue gratuite pour les systèmes d’exploitation Android et iOS depuis fin 2011. La cartographie Europe reste pour sa part payante. Mais les attaques placées de Samsung ne semble susciter qu’indifférence chez Apple…Retrouvez cette publicité en vidéo sur Maxisciences.Le 26 janvier 2012 à 11:16 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

De lapprentissage social chez le poisson zèbre

first_imgDe l’apprentissage social chez le poisson zèbrePubliant leurs travaux dans la revue Animal Behaviour, des chercheurs autrichiens ont expérimentalement mis en évidence une forme d’apprentissage social adaptatif chez le poisson zèbre.Chez certaines espèces, l’individu acquiert des informations sur son environnement (nourriture, prédateurs, partenaires potentiels…) indirectement, en observant ses congénères plutôt qu’en prenant lui-même des risques inutiles : c’est l’apprentissage social. Pour en savoir plus, Sarah Zala et Dustin Penn, de l’Institut d’éthologie Konrad Lorenz de l’Université de médecine vétérinaire de Vienne, ont recherché ce comportement chez le poisson zèbre, bien connu des aquariophiles.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Chez cette espèce, les individus sauvages sont plutôt méfiants et timides, tandis que les spécimens domestiques sont peu farouches. En faisant bouger dans un aquarium un objet inconnu, les scientifiques ont ainsi suscité tour à tour l’inquiétude des premiers et la curiosité assidue des seconds. Puis, mettant en présence les deux types de poissons et réitérant l’expérience, ils ont observé les changements comportementaux. Les chercheurs ont alors constaté que les poissons adoptaient, au départ, leur stratégie habituelle face à l’objet agité (éloignement prudent ou approche curieuse), puis que les poissons sauvages s’enhardissaient à l’image de leurs congénères domestiques qui, eux, demeuraient toujours aussi audacieux.Ces résultats confirment l’hypothèse que le poisson zèbre utilise l’apprentissage social pour évaluer les risques et adapter son propre comportement. Mais ‘à bon escient’, puisque les poissons hardis ne sont pas devenus méfiants comme l’étaient leurs congénères, face à l’inoffensif objet agité. Aucun indice de conformité sociale (se conformer au comportement de la majorité) n’a en revanche été détecté.Le 24 juin 2012 à 15:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

IRL Star Wars Superlaser Probably Wont Be Used to Blow Up a

first_img Air Force Tests Laser Tech to Shoot Down Multiple MissilesMIT’s Laser System Covertly Delivers Audio Messages Stay on target Researchers in Sydney, Australia, have brought the Star Wars superlaser to life.Macquarie University scientists have proven a method for multiplying laser power using kyber crystals diamond.An analysis, published in Laser and Photonics Reviews, explores a concept where the power of multiple laser beams is transferred into a single intense output beam that can be directed to an intended target.Rest assured, though: The Aussies probably won’t use their invention to destroy entire planets.Rather, the powerful lasers are being developed to combat security threats from low-cost drones and missile technology, according to Macquarie associate professor Rich Mildren.“High-power lasers are also needed in space applications, including powering space vehicles and tackling the growing space junk problem that threatens satellites,” he said in a statement.Macquarie UniversityThe key to this system, as described in a Macquarie University press release, is the placement of an ultra-pure diamond crystal at the point of convergence. Beam-combining is then achieved by channeling a cooperative effect of the crystal; intense light beams transfer power into a selected direction, avoiding beam distortion problems that often plague single-laser technologies.Other materials have exhibited the same type of properties, but diamond is essential for high power, according to the research. The Force Raman scattering transfer effect at the heart of the device is particularly strong in the element, which also happens to be great at rapidly reducing waste heat.“This discovery is technologically important as laser researchers are struggling with increasing power beyond a certain level due to the large challenges in handling the large heat build-up,” lead experimentalist Aaron McKay said. “Combining beams from multiple lasers is one of the most promising ways to substantially raise the power barrier.”If the component, however, lands in the wrong hands, it could spell disaster for the universe.The first superlaser, installed on the original Death Star, was capable of destroying a planet—as the Galactic Empire proved with the Destruction of Alderaan. A second-gen device was later set up aboard the Death Star II, featuring across-the-board improvements, including a better targeting system and revamped power regulations.last_img read more

United sign City youngster

first_imgManchester United have signed teenage youngster Reece Divine from rivals Manchester City, according to Manchester Evening News.United who are champions of England at U-18 level have added two more youngsters to the squad as they look to defend their title. Reece has made the switch from blue-half of Manchester to sign for the red-half ahead of the new campaign. The 16-year-old joined signed for Manchester United on a free after he was released by rivals City.Divine isn’t the only recruit to have joined United’s U-18 after the club also confirmed that right winger Connor Stanley has joined the team as a first-year scholar from Birmingham.The pair join a list of other players who have also signed for United as the team prepare for the upcoming season which starts on August 10.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.The signings show the progress made by United’s Head of Academy Nicky Butt as he seeks to improve the stream to young players entering the first team. Butt has been credited for bringing youngsters Tahith Chong and Joshua Bohui to the club, both players were part of the Manchester United first team that travelled to United States for preseason training.last_img read more

Nissan is testing its weird InvisibletoVisible tech in Japan using 5G

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Auto Tech Future Cars 39 Photos 5G Nissan Tags Nissan 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img Share your voice 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value The Nissan IMQ concept hints at the company’s future designs More From Roadshow Post a comment Nissan came to CES 2019 with a system it called Invisible-to-Visible (I2V), a pie-in-the-sky imagining of future autonomous-vehicle cabins. While it seemed far off (real far off) at the time, the company is already testing aspects of the system in Japan with a little help from a major telecom.Nissan announced Tuesday that it’s testing its I2V technology at the Grandrive proving ground in Yokosuka, Japan. Because data and data processing factors heavily into I2V’s platform, the automaker partnered with Japanese telecom company NTT Docomo, which lends its 5G connectivity to the equation.This joint field test serves a few different purposes. First, it’ll be a test of how well NTT Docomo’s 5G network can handle the data being sent wirelessly to and from the vehicle. Nissan will also see how well its digital avatar communication system works. Yes, you read that correctly.Enlarge ImageIt’s hard to take a picture of invisible data connections, so, here’s the van Nissan’s using. Nissan I2V is some weird, wild stuff. For a quick overview, it basically takes in a whole bunch of data from the world around the car and brings that inside, highlighting important things like pedestrians, road signs or another car lurking in an obscured alleyway. That data can go to the cloud, where later, it can be used to help those in other vehicles. The real weird part is Metaverse, which beams three-dimensional avatars into the vehicle that can communicate with the occupants. It could be used for a variety of things — Nissan envisions professional drivers offering advice on a tricky line, or out-of-towners talking with locals to find a good place to eat. Heck, it could even bring your family along for the ride (even if you specifically left them at home).While the 3D avatars probably aren’t part of the equation yet, the less weird stuff sounds pretty close to what other automakers are doing in the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) space, so it’s good to see Nissan moving forward with this tech, which can really help drivers both now and in our far-off, 3D-avatar future.last_img read more

TRS to launch counterattack on BJP

first_imgHyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is prepared to take the BJP to task for neglecting Telangana State in the Union Budget. With the BJP leaders targeting the State government over its plans to build new Secretariat and Assembly buildings, the TRS leaders have now launched counter-attack against the saffron party for neglecting the State. Also Read – Hyderabad: L&T bags IT awards Advertise With Us The TRS is not having cordial relations with the BJP since the Assembly elections. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the campaign. The party had declared that it would have Constitutional relation with the Centre. The TRS, however, has now decided to corner the BJP government at the Centre. The TRS leaders, including the party’s working president K T Rama Rao, gave thumbs down to the Union budget. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us The TRS leaders alleged that the Union government had neglected Telangana in the Union budget. The party leaders said that in the coming days, the BJP would be the target as the State was deliberately neglected by the Centre. A senior party leader said the party would expose the double standards of the BJP leaders. He said the BJP leaders were targeting the government on the construction of new Secretariat, but they would not open their mouths on the money spent by Gujarat government on renovation of Assembly. The party leaders would take issues such as these to the people and expose the double standards of the BJP, the TRS leader said. Advertise With Us TRS MLA B Suman alleged that the BJP was showing a step- motherly attitude towards Telangana. He further alleged that the people of the State gave four MPs but the leaders did not open their mouths even after injustice was meted out to the state in budget. “Only our party has raised its voice against the injustice towards Telangana, which shows that TRS is the party of Telangana. The BJP leaders did not give single rupee for prestigious projects like Kaleshwaram, Mission Bhagiratha,” said Suman.last_img read more

BNP calls dialogue a trap

first_imgBNP leaders observe a hunger strike programme in the capital`s Mohanagar Natya Mancha. Photo: Prothom AloBangladesh Nationalist Party leaders on Thursday said the ruling Awami League is trying to trap the opposition in the name of dialogue.”We know you (Awami League). We’ll never let you deceive and trap us,” said BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain at mass hunger strike programme in the capital’s Mohanagar Natya Mancha.He made the remark hours before the 14-party alliance led by prime minister Sheikh Hasina and the Jatiya Oikya Front led by Kamal Hossain are scheduled to hold talks at Ganabhaban at 7:00pm.BNP organised the mass hunger strike protesting against the jail of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in corruption cases.Former vice-chancellor of Dhaka University Emajuddin Ahmed broke BNP leaders’ hunger strike with water.BNP leaders and activists joined the programme.last_img

Health Bill Vote Delayed In House In Setback To Trump Ryan

first_img Share Associated PressHouse Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, as he and the Republican leadership scramble for votes on their health care overhaul in the face of opposition from reluctant conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test.The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes.The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal.Those promises helped them keep control of the House and Senate and win the White House, but now, at the moment of truth, they are falling short.“No deal,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said after he and his group of more than two dozen rebellious conservatives met with Trump to try to get more concessions to reduce requirements on insurance companies.The Republican legislation would halt Obama’s tax penalties against people who don’t buy coverage and cut the federal-state Medicaid program for low earners, which the Obama statute had expanded.It would provide tax credits to help people pay medical bills, though generally skimpier than Obama’s statute provides. It also would allow insurers to charge older Americans more and repeal tax boosts the law imposed on high-income people and health industry companies.The measure would also block federal payments to Planned Parenthood for a year, another stumbling block for GOP moderates.In a danger sign for Republicans, a Quinnipiac University poll found that people disapprove of the GOP legislation by 56 percent to 17 percent, with 26 percent undecided. Trump’s handling of health care was viewed unfavorably by 6 in 10.The survey was conducted March 16 to 21 with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.GOP leaders had targeted Thursday for the climactic vote, in part because it marks the seventh anniversary of Obama’s signing the measure into law. With the House in recess awaiting the outcome of the White House meeting, C-SPAN aired video of that signing ceremony.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., couldn’t resist a dig.“You may be a great negotiator,” she said of Trump. “Rookie’s error for bringing this up on a day when clearly you’re not ready.”In a count by The Associated Press, at least 30 Republicans said they opposed the bill, enough to defeat the measure. But the number was in constant flux amid the eleventh-hour lobbying.Including vacancies and expected absentees, the bill would be defeated if 23 Republicans join all Democrats in voting “no.”Obama declared in a statement that “America is stronger” because of the current law and Democrats must make sure “any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking Americans.” Trump tweeted to supporters, “Go with our plan! Call your Rep & let them know.”Tension has been building in advance of the critical vote, and a late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members in Speaker Ryan’s office Wednesday broke up without resolution.A key moderate who had been in the meeting, Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, issued a statement saying he would be voting “no” on the health bill. “I believe this bill, in its current form, will lead to the loss of coverage and make insurance unaffordable for too many Americans,” said Dent, a leader of the Tuesday Group of moderate-leaning Republicans.Congressional leaders have increasingly put the onus on the president to close the deal, seemingly seeking to ensure that he takes ownership of the legislation — and with it, ownership of defeat if that is the outcome.Moderates were given pause by projections of 24 million Americans losing coverage in a decade and higher out-of-pocket costs for many low-income and older people, as predicted by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.last_img read more

WhatsApp backups are not encrypted

first_imgWhatsApp backups are not encrypted by Martin Brinkmann on September 04, 2018 in Security – Last Update: April 14, 2019 – 18 commentsWhatsApp backups created by the built-in backup option of the messaging client on Android are not encrypted when they are transferred to Google Drive.WhatsApp users on Android can enable the application’s automatic backup functionality to store backups on the device itself or upload backups to Google’s Google Drive web storage service.Backups are useful as they can be used to restore data on the device they were created on initially but also on new devices of the user so that media and messages become available on the new device as well.While remote backups are quite useful when it comes to switching to a new device or installing WhatsApp anew on a reset device, WhatsApp users need to be aware that remote backups are not transferred using end-to-end encryption when they are stored on Google Drive. Backups are, however, encrypted so that anyone with access to the backup files still needs to find a way to decrypt them.WhatsApp highlights this in the application itself and on a FAQ page on the official company website.Important: Media and messages you back up aren’t protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive.WhatsApp users on Android can verify the backup settings in the following way:Open WhatsApp on the Android device.Select Menu > Settings.Open Chats > Chat Backup.The page lists date and time of the last local backup and Google Drive backup if applicable. You can check the Google Drive settings to change WhatsApp’s remote backup options.A tap on Back up to Google Drive displays options to set the feature to never or to “only when I tap “Back up”.You can’t delete existing backups from within the WhatsApp application, however. You need to delete the backup on Google Drive.Visit https://drive.google.com/ on your Android device or, better, on a desktop computer.Sign-in to your Google Account if you have not already.If you use the mobile version, select Menu > Desktop Version to switch to the desktop version as you can’t manage the data on the mobile version.Select Menu > Settings.Switch to Manage Apps to list all applications connected to Google Drive.Select Options next to WhatsApp Manager and there “Delete hidden app data”.Google Drive displays a prompt to verify that you want to delete the data. Select “Delete” to continue with the deletion.You can use the local backup to restore WhatsApp data on a new device but need to copy the backup to the new device to do so.Now You: Do you store WhatsApp data or other data on remote servers?SummaryArticle NameWhatsApp backups are not encryptedDescriptionBackups that the popular messaging client WhatsApp creates on Android are not encrypted and that is a problem.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Court refuses to reinstate Trumps travel ban so whats next

first_imgCourt refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban, so what’s next? Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Tags: America, Donald Trump << Previous PostNext Post >> WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the latest federal court ruling against his proposed travel ban comes at a “dangerous time,” maintaining that prohibitions on travellers from six Muslim-majority nations will keep the country safe.The president tweeted, “Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again – Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country. S.C.”“S.C.” may refer to the Supreme Court, where Trump has vowed to take his travel ban fight.The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday refused to reinstate Trump’s executive order banning travellers from six mostly Muslim countries. A three-judge panel said the administration failed to show that blocking citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen was needed to protect the U.S. The court also found that the president’s order ran afoul of an immigration law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of nationality.The 4th U.S. Circuit also has called Trump’s national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was “steeped in animus and directed at a single religious group.”More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travellers from six mostly Muslim countries, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place.WHAT COMES NEXT?Attorney General Jeff Sessions said after Monday’s ruling that the ban was necessary to protect national security, and the president was within his lawful authority to enact it.White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the administration was confident that the travel ban would be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.The administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate the ban on travellers.At the Supreme Court, anything is possible if you have five votes – a majority of the court. The justices have a range of options in front of them. They could order an unusual June argument and try to resolve the travel ban lawsuits before they leave town for the summer. They also could essentially do nothing, leaving the two appeals court rulings in place.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedOne reason the court might feel some responsibility to act – and sooner rather than later – is because the administration has asked for expedited review. The court typically also has the last word when a federal court strikes down a law or presidential order.The 9th Circuit’s more narrow focus on immigration law may appeal to conservative justices on the Supreme Court who might be loath to extend their review beyond the text of the executive order to include the president’s campaign statements about a Muslim ban, said David Levine, a professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.“They don’t need to psychoanalyze the president,” he said. “They don’t need to go beyond the four corners of the order.” Source: The Associated Press Sharelast_img read more

House passes supplementary budget

first_imgThe supplementary state budget for 2017 was passed on Friday by the House, even as opposition parties accused the government of timing the vote for maximum impact ahead of next month’s presidential elections.The budget, designed to introduce an additional €271 million for spending, was approved with 25 votes in favour, three against and 19 abstentions.Items to be paid for through the supplementary budget include payment of tax due by football clubs and local community councils, state grants to semi-state organisations, tax returns and payroll adjustments in healthcare.According to the budget submitted by the government, total spending needs for 217 were €335.8 million, but savings of €74,6 million from other spending brought the total down to €261.2 million.An added €10 million was requested by the Finance Ministry for recipients of the Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) scheme.Of the total, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades told parliament, €160 million relates to intra-governmental adjustments, resulting to a net spending increase of €100 million.In a controversial move, opposition parties approved but ‘crossed’ – meaning that final approval will require a new House plenary vote – €25 million intended for the government-sponsored Solidarity Fund, designed to partially compensate the victims of the 2013 haircut of bank deposits.During discussion prior to the vote, Disy leader Averof Neophytou noted that crossing the Solidarity Fund item on the last session of the year constitutes “nothing more than its rejection”.“The reaction around the Solidarity Fund suggests that we are not thinking of the ones we wanted to support, so that the credit doesn’t go to someone else,” he said, calling on parties to overcome petty politicking.Main opposition Akel MP Stefanos Stefanou said that the fact that the government chose to delay submitting of the supplementary budget so that it would be voted on the last plenary session suggested it was serving political expediency and electioneering.“The supplementary budget relates to covering needs created by the government itself through its recent pre-election pledges, which we are called to pay for through public money,” he said.Diko leader Nicolas Papadopoulos said the government’s proposal for the Solidarity Fund a “mockery of haircut depositors”.“The government’s proposal for the fund is a strange initiative, when they kept saying for four and a half years that they could do nothing for the haircut depositors,” he charged.Far-right Elam MP Linos Papagiannis said it was “a shame” that the government chose to bring the supplementary budget to the last plenary session, but “we have a duty to approve it”.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

CyTA and port workers strike over privatisation

first_imgEmployees from telecoms company CyTA and those from the  Ports Authority went on strike Tuesday to protest against mooted privatisation of semi-government organisations.Cyprus Port Authority (CPA) employees stopped working at 11am for two hours. Their unions are demanding that SGOs are not privatised. “The goal of the workers is to avert privatisations and to preserve the national wealth and the public interest,” a statement said. “If we move towards that direction we will give to private interests state revenue and millions in CPA investments.”CyTA’s one hour strike on Tuesday was due to last from 1.15 pm until 2.15 pm. In a statement, CyTA unions said that their reason for going on strike was that the government was implementing “a privatisation plan without first briefing the employees”. CyTA unions made clear that no services will be affected by the strike.  You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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