Debutant spinner Ajaz Patel bagged a five-wicket haul to help New Zealand clinch a narrow four-run victory over Pakistan in the opening Test of the three-match series in Abu Dhabi on Monday.Chasing 176 for a win, Pakistan were in control at 130 for 4 at lunch on the fourth day but suffered a collapse after the break to be bowled out for 171.It was the narrowest margin of defeat for Pakistan and also the narrowest margin of victory for New Zealand. Both in terms of runs.Pakistan resumed the day on 37 for no loss, needing 139 runs for a victory to take a 1-0 lead in the series but Patel spun a web around the lower-order batsmen at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Highlights | ScorecardPakistan were eventually dismissed for 171 in 58.4 overs.What a result! Great to have the late night support at home in New Zealand as well hanging in there with the team. Scorecard | https://t.co/vvhGBsYknh #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/a26tUs1Qlz BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 19, 2018″We knew the surface wasn’t an easy one. There was turn from day one and all the spinners bowled well,” New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said.”It’s a great advertisement for Test cricket. In the end, it came down to the wire. We’ll sit down and review our performance and the things to improve upon. The attitude, certainly today and throughout the game, was brilliant.”Azhar Ali (65), who stitched together an 82-run stand with Asad Shafiq (45) to keep Pakistan’s hopes alive, was the last batsman to fall when he was trapped in front of the wicket by Patel who finished with 5-59.advertisement”It’s a dream come true. We know Pakistan have got good players of spin, but we kept chipping in there,” left-armer Patel said.Proud of our fight- Kane Williamson #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/eGG6hL67KBBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 19, 2018Earlier, Patel dismissed opener Imam-ul-Haq leg-before and spin partner Ish Sodhi struck twice to remove Mohammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail as Pakistan lost three batsmen in eight balls to find themselves in trouble at 48-3.Shafiq edged pace bowler Neil Wagner to wicketkeeper BJ Watling before lunch and Babar Azam was run out after the break. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was then caught behind off Patel for three with his team down 154-6 and needing 22 runs to win.Bilal Asif was bowled for a duck as he attempted to slog Patel and Wagner had Yasir Shah caught at slip. Hasan Ali was the next to go, offering a simple catch to substitute fielder Tim Southee off Patel.Azhar played more cautiously as the wickets continued to tumble, but despite the 33-year-old’s battling effort, Pakistan could not avoid defeat.The second Test will be played in Dubai from Nov. 24-28 before the teams return to Abu Dhabi for the final Test from Dec. 3-7.(With inputs from Reuters)
Turkey was appalled when Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced his pledge to annex Jordan Valley if he is elected to power again in the upcoming polls. Jordan Valley is the eastern-most part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank that borders Jordan. Terming such a proposition as dangerous and racist, the Turkish government regards itself as a champion of the Palestinian cause and has never shied away from criticising Israel. Netanyahu’s intention to annex Israeli settlements in the wider West Bank upon his re-election, however, speaks of matters beyond Israel-Palestine conflict. The Turkish Foreign minister expressed through a tweet that “The election promise of Netanyahu, who is giving all kind of illegal, unlawful and aggressive messages before the election, is a racist apartheid state”. He went on to add that “Will defend rights and interests of our Palestinian brothers&sisters till the end”. As expected, for the Palestinian people, Netanyahu’s statement came as a threat to any hopes of peace. Israeli PM’s bombastic announcement is indeed a cynical play of electorally motivated right-wing nationalism and this brings to the table some discussion over furthering the cause of right-wing politics in general. In the Indian context, a parallel may be drawn with its Hindu nationalist government realising its aim to disempower Article 370 which conferred special status to J&K. In a very dramatic move, the Indian government bifurcated the state and turned Ladakh and J&K into UTs. This constitutional provision was in many ways discriminating and alienating, systemically separating the people of J&K from the rest of India. The idea to do away with such a provision and bring that state at equivalence with all other Indian states resonated with the common Indian to a great extent. And upon achieving the target, the country to be most unsettled by this was Pakistan, pretending concern for the Kashmiri people when all it really cares about is the territory. The Indian government, however, accomplished this by way of not just fulfilling a promise but keeping in mind the best interest of the common people of the region. Exploiting sentiments of nationalism for electoral gain is no new thing but outraging sentiments of people is not justified. The way to calm uproars is to promise and deliver development.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 14, 2017 – It is Valentine’s Day still and the Ministry of Health and Human Services has been busy today with mobile testing for HIV Aids and handing out free condoms across the country. Aldora Robinson, Health Promotions and Advocacy Unit Director said it is National Condom Month and that the focus is getting sexually active people to take charge of their sexual health and to be true to themselves.Condoms have a record of being 98-99% safe when used consistently and correctly and Mrs. Robinson explained that ensuring the latex condoms are available and accessible is a key strategy. The country has one of the most outstanding records in the region for its handling on HIV/Aids and Minster of Health, Edwin Astwood added that knowledge is also powerful and so testing is critical.“Testing is one of our priority strategic objectives to ensure that persons living within the TCI know their status.” The mobile unit goes out annually and has a simple message for the sexually active, to Romance with Caution.” Condoms are now also touted to help in the preventing the spread of the Zika virus.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting
Related Items:#civilservicebudgetaddress, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Providenciales – With the support from her colleagues, Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson was cheered on by the sounds of beating desks, as she announced, “we will also address the lingering issue of gratuity, outstanding disputes with former civil servants, payment options and other issues of interests for civil servants.” This was stated as Premier Robinson laid out her first budget address to the House of assembly on Tuesday 18th April 2017. Premier Robinson announced that her government is open to an honest dialogue with the public service. Though dates have not yet been confirmed as to when she will meet with the public service, she stated that she has met with the Civil Service Association and believes that “it is vital to have a healthy dialogue between government and its civil service.” The Premier added, “We will provide the much needed resources and partner with the head of the public service to secure service-level agreements throughout the service in a corruption-free environment.” As promised in the PDM’s document of change [manifesto], Premier Robinson told the house speaker and members of assembly that an effective and efficient civil service is a matter of priority for her government. She did not, however, emphasize on the compensation packages promised to civil servants. The 2017-2018 Budget address continues throughout this week.Story by: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews#civilservicebudgetaddress
A cockroach mom shelters her newborn babies. Credit: by Allen Moore Citation: Cockroaches Control Their Breathing to Save Water (2009, September 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-cockroaches.html Explore further Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to seven minutes. Their respiratory system is highly efficient but there are no lungs. Instead, the insects draw in air through external valves called spiracles and transport the air directly to the cells via tubes called trachea. To stop breathing, they simply close the spiracles.The new study, reported in the Journal of Experimental Biology tested the major hypotheses put forward to explain the practice of holding the breath for long periods. One hypothesis is that the insects are trying to build up the carbon dioxide produced during respiration, which makes it easier to expel from the body. Another idea is that they stop breathing to protect themselves from high oxygen concentrations (which can be toxic). The third hypothesis is that the practice aims to regulate water loss.One of the scientists, Dr Craig White, an animal physiologist at the University of Queensland, explained that the trachea do not just carry air inwards to the cells, they also carry water out of the cells. The hypothesis is that when they are resting and have a lower oxygen requirement, they close the spiracles to conserve water.The Australian team of scientists tested the hypotheses by monitoring the breathing of cockroaches over four weeks and under different conditions of humidity, and oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, so some cockroaches spent the four weeks in high humidity, others in low humidity, some with humidity constant but oxygen levels low or high, and so on.The study found that in low humidity the cockroaches held their breath longer, which confirms these insects adapt to dry environments by adjusting their behavior. This ability to adapt to the conditions may be one reason why cockroaches are such a successful group, and why they have survived for so long.More information: Cockroaches breathe discontinuously to reduce respiratory water loss, Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 2773-2780 (2009); doi: 10.1242/jeb.031310© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Many insects have been known for decades to hold their breath when resting, but the reasons have not been well understood. A new study on cockroaches suggests the insects reduce their breathing to conserve moisture. Breathing easy: When it comes to oxygen, a bug’s life is full of it This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Yoga along with words like Facebook and Twitter are among the top fifteen most popular words in the British society, say scientists who found that the internet age has had a massive influence on the English language. The need to communicate with a wider-world coupled with a move away from the cosy, close-knit communities of the 90s has dramatically changed the way British people speak over the last two decades, researchers said.The study, by Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press in the UK, looked at the most characteristic words of informal chit-chat in today’s Britain. The internet age has had a massive influence on the words we use, researchers said. While in the 1990s we were captivated by ‘cassettes’, today email, Internet, Facebook, Google, YouTube, website, Twitter, texted, iPhone and iPad all top the bill. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf’Twenty-four’ reflects the open-all-hours community in which we now live far away from the world where the ‘cobbler’ and ‘playschool’ were high in our vocabulary. Words like ‘permed’, ‘comb’ and ‘tar rah’ have fallen out of popularity, according to the study. ‘Awesome’, which replaced ‘marvellous’ in an earlier study, is still popular and now joins ‘massively’ in the top 15. The word ‘croquet’ has taken a hit along with expressions such as ‘mucking’, ‘whatsername’, ‘golly’ and ‘matey’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive’Boxer’, ‘crossword’ and ‘draught’ were all in the 1990s’ top 15. An earlier study by the team compared existing data from the 1990s to two million words of then newly collected data from the year 2012. The researchers have now collected more data and compared the same 1990s collection to a bigger collection comprising five million words spanning 2012-2015. At the end of this year, they will publicly release 11 million words spanning 2012-2016.Researcher and language expert Robbie Love, from at Lancaster University in the UK, has compiled the top 15 most popular words from the 1990s which have since declined the most drastically and the top 15 words not around in the in the 1990s – which are hugely popular today. “These findings suggest the things that are most important to British society are indeed reflected in the amount we talk about them,” said Love. “New technologies like Facebook have really captured our attention, to the extent that, if we’re not using it, we’re probably talking about it,” he said. “The new data has shed light on some older words which, similar to “marvellous” and “marmalade” in the previous study, appear to have fallen out of fashion in the intervening years,” he added. “The study provides a sense of the way society has expanded since the early 1990s and the end of the offline era. Our priorities are moving away from what is happening on our doorsteps,” Love said.
5 min read This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine When Google announced that it had built a Web browser on Labor Day in 2008, the event represented something of a coming out party for Sundar Pichai, a little-known and soft-spoken middle manager at the company. Based on how the launch went, no one would have predicted that six years later, Pichai would be where is today—a clear No. 2 to CEO Larry Page following a management shakeup late last week.Indeed, the launch of the Chrome browser was something of a debacle. Google had worked hard behind the scenes to orchestrate a media splash. It had readied talking points to explain why it was reigniting a browser war with Microsoft, and why its erstwhile ally, Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, shouldn’t worry. As part of it, the company had secretly produced an elaborate, 38-page comic book that explained the unique features of Google’s browser. It was expected to land in the mailboxes of journalists and bloggers on that Tuesday just as they returned from the three-day weekend.But the comic books arrived in Germany on Monday, and it was not a holiday there. After a German blogger posted the comic book online, the Chrome team had to scramble to handle the fiasco. Top executives, including Pichai’s boss at the time, Marissa Mayer, were summoned to the Googleplex. After quick but spirited debate, the team decided to move up the announcement by a day. As engineers scrambled to make Chrome available for download from Google’s network of data centers, public relations staff started to alert reporters—most of whom where on holiday—one by one.Embarrassing as it was, the snafu was quickly forgotten. Chrome, which launched amid skepticism that it could make inroads against the dominant browsers of the time, Internet Explorer and Firefox, became a runaway hit. It is now the No. 1 browser in the world, with a market share that’s more than twice that of the once dominant Internet Explorer, according to StatCounter. Its success paved the way for a series of related strategically important products including Chrome OS, Chromebooks, and Chromecast. And it became the engine that powered Pichai through one of the fastest corporate ascents in the technology industry.Inside Google, however, Pichai had already made his mark as a director of product management for an obscure but important weapon in the company’s arsenal: the Google toolbar. The toolbar was critical because it helped Google make its search engine the default option on IE and Firefox. And Pichai’s role in leading the product as it came under attack from Microsoft, helped cement his standing in the company, as detailed in a Fortune story titled The Dawn of the Chrome Age earlier this year:”Chrome had another, less public mission: to defend the search engine that accounts for most of Google’s $59.8 billion in 2013 revenues and $12.9 billion in profits. Since 2000, Google had distributed a browser toolbar that made its search engine the default on IE and Firefox. (The toolbar also allowed Google to track users’ surfing habits.)The toolbar — as geeky and benign as it sounds — was a key locus of Google’s combat with Microsoft. Pichai was the group’s leader, and by the mid-aughts he worried that Microsoft would modify IE to make it more difficult, or even impossible, for users to install the toolbar. In a series of sometimes tense conversations with top brass around the time of a major update to IE in October 2006, Pichai argued that Microsoft could threaten a sizable chunk of Google’s business, according to two executives who were there. “It was a doomsday-like scenario,” one of the executives says. Shortly after, Google execs gave Chrome the green light.”After the launch of Chrome, Pichai was promoted to vice president and later to senior vice president. He was given oversight for Google’s apps, including Gmail, and became a member of the exclusive L-team, the small group of executives who report directly to Page. And when Android creator Andy Rubin left to begin a secret robotics project within Google, Page put Pichai in charge of Android as well.With his latest promotion, which is meant to allow Page to focus on longer term issues and on pushing products forward without the overhead of having too many direct reports, Pichai will now also oversee products like search, maps, Google+, commerce, ad products and infrastructure. That’s the vast majority of Google’s enterprise, with the exception of YouTube and other semi-independent units like Nest, Google X, and Calico. Just six years ago, he was one of dozens of mid-level Googlers with the title of director of product management.Pichai, 42, is a native of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He attended university in India before obtaining a graduate degree in engineering and materials science at Stanford. He earned an MBA at the Wharton School and worked at McKinsey and Applied Materials before joining Google in 2004. He is universally well-liked at Google, where he seems to enjoy a “warm, easygoing rapport” with Page, as well as outside the company. When news of his latest promotion to head all of Google’s products came out last week, venture capitalist Om Malik, a former blogger, tweeted what was in the mind of many: “Proof nice guys can win.” October 28, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »
Baptiste Robert, a French security researcher who goes by the online handle Elliot Alderson, has found a vulnerability in a WordPress plugin called Social Network Tabs. The plugin leaks user’s Twitter account information exposing them to compromise. This WordPress plugin is developed by Design Chemical, which allows websites to help users share content on social media sites. MITRE has assigned the vulnerability CVE-2018-20555. In a twitter thread, Elliot described the details of the bug on Thursday. Per Elliot, the WordPress Plugin is leaking twice the Twitter access_token, access_token_secret, consumer_key and consumer_secret of their user which is leading to a takeover of their Twitter account. This was caused by the few lines of code which was within the page where the Twitter widget is displayed. Anyone who viewed this code had access to see the linked Twitter handle and the access tokens. If the access token had read/write rights, the attacker was also able to take over the account and there were 127 such accounts. Elliot tested the bug by searching PublicWWW, a website source code search engine. He was able to find 539 websites using the vulnerable code. He then managed to retrieve access tokens using a script including the Twitter access_token, access_token_secret, consumer_key and consumer_secret from 539 vulnerable websites. According to Elliot, this leak compromised over 446 Twitter accounts with 2 verified accounts and multiple accounts with more than 10K+ followers. The full list of accounts is also made public by him. Elliot talked to Techcrunch about the vulnerability, saying that he had told “Twitter on December 1 about the vulnerability in the third-party plugin, prompting the social media giant to revoke the keys, rendering the accounts safe again. Twitter also emailed the affected users of the security lapse of the WordPress plugin but did not comment on the record when reached.” However, this is not the case. On January 17, he mentioned in a tweet that, “With a simple Google search query, “inurl:/inc/dcwp_twitter. php?1=“, you can find that a lot of websites and so Twitter accounts are still vulnerable to this issue. This query returns 3550 results.” He has also written a scraper to automatically extract the keys from the result of this Google search query. Read Next SEC’s EDGAR system hacked; allowing hackers to allegedly make a profit of $4.1 million via insider trading Hyatt Hotels launches public bug bounty program with HackerOne Black Hat hackers used IPMI cards to launch JungleSec Ransomware, affects most of the Linux servers.
LONDON — Flights are now operating in and out of London’s Gatwick Airport after an issue with the air traffic control systems saw the temporary suspension of all flights.The latest tweet on Gatwick’s Twitter account (@Gatwick_Airport), posted at 7:18 p.m. local time (2:18 p.m. EST), says: “Update 19.10: Following an earlier air traffic control systems issue, flights to and from Gatwick have now resumed.“If you are travelling this evening please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport, as we return to full operations.”Gatwick first tweeted at 5:47 p.m. local time (12:47 p.m. EST), that it was working with Air Navigation Solutions, its air traffic control provider, to rectify the issue. Flights were suspended for close to two hours. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Delays, Gatwick