New Black History Textbook Launched in Nova Scotia

first_imgThe rise and fall of Africville, the contributions of black loyalists to Nova Scotia, and Viola Desmond’s defiant act to take her seat in a whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre are among the defining Nova Scotia moments contained in a new Canadian history textbook launched today, May 22. Black History: Africa, The Caribbean, and The Americas was introduced to African Canadian Studies teachers at an in-service in Dartmouth, ending a five-year search for a high-quality textbook to support the requirements of the province’s African Canadian Studies 11 course. “This book tells students the compelling story of Africa and its people from early civilization to the 21st century, with a special focus on Canada’s, and Nova Scotia’s, place in black history,” said Patrick Kakembo, the Department of Education’s director of African Canadian Services. People from Nova Scotia’s past and present, such as Desmond, Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis and award-winning author and filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton, stand along side other Canadian and world figures, such as Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Barack Obama. Issues like environmental racism, discrimination, civil rights, the struggle for identity, economic development, black pride and even hockey, are addressed through the experiences of Nova Scotians. “Students, parents and teachers will be delighted to see the connections with the curriculum and how the many contributions African Canadians have made have benefited our society,” said Lisa Reid, a history teacher at C.P. Allen High School. The full-colour, 364-page, hardcover book will be distributed to schools next month in time for the next school year. About 1,500 students are enrolled in African Canadian Studies 11 across the province. The course meets the history credit requirement for high school graduation.last_img read more

Ian Somerhalder and Energy Upgrade California Have Some Good Clean Fun Promoting

first_imgOn Earth Day, April 22, Energy Upgrade California (EUC), a statewide initiative committed to helping Californians take action to save energy, teamed up with environmentalist and actor Ian Somerhalder to host a Cold Wash Party at a Los Angeles-area laundromat.Energy Upgrade California #BetterOff Cold Wash PartyThe Earth Day event is a part of EUC’s “Do Your Thing” campaign and was designed to raise awareness about small behaviors Californians can take to save energy and reduce demand on the energy grid. According to EUC, the demand for energy reaches its peak between the hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Shifting the time in which energy is used will help save electricity and also reduce the demand on the grid.The Cold Wash Parties were held in three locations in California – Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco, where attendees were invited to wash their clothes in cold water between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. By shifting the time of day when they washed clothes and changing the washing machine’s setting to “cold,” attendees demonstrated one example of a smart energy management choice Californians can make in their everyday lives. Attendees received a night of music, cold drinks, swag and a free cold wash.“Saving energy can’t just be something we do on Earth Day. Our state (and world) would be better off if we focused on energy efficiency every day,” said Ian Somerhalder. “Washing clothes in cold water, effectively using 90 percent less energy, is just one way we can commit to a more sustainable future in California.”“Energy Upgrade California hosted these cold wash parties, not only to help bring an awareness to this direct call to action, but to help bring awareness to the overall issue of energy usage,” stated Commissioner Carla J. Peterman of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). “By encouraging people to take this small step (washing clothes in cold water not during peak energy use), we are hopefully encouraging other energy saving behaviors that will not only benefit residents themselves, but help other businesses and the state overall.”“I am excited I was able to participate in this Cold Wash Party, as well as represent this movement. However, there are other steps residents can take to be efficient in their energy use other than just washing clothes in cold water – such as turning off appliances when not in use or limiting all energy usage throughout the day,” stated Somerhalder.Energy Upgrade California supports California in its mission to double energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030. With the second lowest per capita electricity consumption rates in the country, California is known for “doing its thing” when it comes to energy efficiency. Sustainable energy practices benefit all California residents and businesses in a variety of ways, from reducing pollution, to slowing climate change, and creating a more prosperous state overall.Somerhalder participated in the Los Angeles Cold Wash Party, as part of the Energy Upgrade California “Do Your Thing” movement. This “Do Your Thing,” statewide movement taps into the pride, diversity and innovative spirit that makes California so special. It empowers every Californian with the tools and information to benefit themselves and the state through energy efficiency.For more information about Energy Upgrade California, the “Do Your Thing” movement, its mission and partners, please visit: www.EnergyUpgradeCA.org.last_img read more

UNs antimalaria envoy confident of reaching protection milestone in Africa

Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, has briefed Mr. Ban on his recent high-level visit to Tanzania and Uganda, where he and UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan reviewed the progress being made in those two countries against the disease.Mr. Chambers reported that bed nets are now available to an estimated 52 per cent of the endemic population across sub-Saharan Africa, offering protection to about 360 million people. In the past year alone, some 65 million treated nets have been delivered to the region.“With only 16 months remaining until [Mr. Ban’s deadline of] 31 December 2010, we remain confident that universal coverage is within our grasp,” Mr. Chambers said today, according to a press release issued by his office.“While challenges remain to be overcome, the unprecedented assemblage of dedicated leadership, proven interventions, available resources, and collective will position us to achieve the ultimate goal of a world without malaria deaths.”While in Tanzania and Uganda, Mr. Chambers and Dr. Chan – who were accompanied by Tadataka Yamada, the President of the Global Health Programme at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – met with senior Government figures in the two countries, as well as with local malaria experts.The delegation also visited urban and rural health centres that are focused on fighting malaria, including centres that are conducting trials of new vaccines.Next month the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) will be launched in New York to try to strengthen malaria-control efforts across the continent and to engage the global community about the importance of fighting the disease.Last September government, business and civil society leaders launched a global campaign to reduce malaria deaths to near zero by 2015, with an initial commitment of nearly $3 billion.The Global Malaria Action Plan aims to cuts deaths and illness by 2010 to half their 2000 levels by scaling up access to bed nets, indoor spraying and treatment, and achieve the near-zero goal through sustained universal coverage. Ultimately it seeks to eradicate the disease completely with new tools and strategies.Halting the incidence of malaria is one of the many health-related targets that make up the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the pledges world leaders made to try to slash poverty, hunger, preventable illness and a host of other socio-economic ills by 2015. 27 August 2009The official tasked with spearheading United Nations efforts to tackle malaria says he is confident that the world can achieve Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s goal of providing all sub-Saharan African countries where the disease is endemic with universal access to insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor spraying and treatment by the end of next year. read more

Telus plan for one class of common shares gets strong approval from

Telus plan for one class of common shares gets strong approval from shareholders by LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 17, 2012 9:12 pm MDT Telus Corp. will have a single class of shares after shareholders voted strongly in favour of the plan on Wednesday, defeating a U.S. hedge fund’s attempt to get a premium for holders of the company’s voting shares.The Vancouver-based telecom and New York’s Mason Capital Management have been battling for months over the company’s one-for-one share conversion plan with no premium.Telus (TSX:T) said shareholder support was solid in a vote held Wednesday, adding that none of Mason’s Capital Management’s four resolutions received the support from common shareholders required to pass.Telus said 62.9 per cent of the common shares voted were in favour of the plan, while 99.5 per cent of the non-voting shares voted approved the change.The company said participation of its common shares outstanding reached 73.6 per cent, while 84.6 per cent of the non-voting shares cast a ballot.“We are very encouraged that we received decisive and resounding support from both classes of shareholders,” chief executive Darren Entwistle said from Vancouver.Entwistle slammed the hedge fund for what he called its “empty voting” tactics and said Telus would push for regulatory change to prevent what was a legal strategy. He noted that Mason Capital was trying to profit from the traditional difference in price between the two classes of shares.“We will continue to advocate broadly for legislative change to prevent empty voting. We think we’ve got a custodial responsibility in that regard,” Entwistle said.“We are still going to carry on that path because we think it represents the right governance model to be followed by people who have a regulatory responsibility for securities.”Mason participated at the shareholder meeting under protest and said it would be appealing the court orders Telus obtained to allow the votes to go ahead.“Mason will also be appealing the decision that only a simple majority approval of the voting shareholders is required for the Telus proposal,” said Iain Scott, a lawyer for Mason.Mason owns about 19 per cent of Telus’s voting stock, making it the largest voting shareholder. However, Mason sold short almost the same amount in non-voting shares, essentially betting the price of those shares would fall if the share consolidation plan was defeated. Short sellers make a profit when the stock price falls.It is a legal trading strategy in Canada based on the traditional gap in prices between the voting and non-voting shares. Telus has said that Mason Capital was voting $1.9 billion worth of Telus’s common shares with only a $25 million net economic stake in the company.Ratification of the share consolidation proposal is scheduled for final court approval in early November.Entwistle said he thinks Mason will likely try to delay that approval.“I think a reasonable forecast would be to expect them to continue to pursue a multiplicity of legal routes.”The hedge fund has repeatedly said holders of Telus’ voting shares should get a premium to approve it, something Telus has said its governing rules don’t require it to do.Telecom analyst Troy Crandall said one class of shares simplifies the situation and lets Telus’s management get on with running the company without the distraction.As for Mason, Crandall said he doesn’t believe the hedge fund will immediately sell its stake in Telus, which would mean a loss.“I don’t expect tomorrow that you’re going to see them sell a 19 or 20 per cent position in Telus,” said Crandall of MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier in Montreal.“When you have a very large position you cannot move out of things very fast, generally. It seems like something they will have to slowly and carefully move out of,” Crandall said.“Given the way that they structured their trade, they need to have a spread and if they don’t get the spread they are essentially in a money-losing position,” he said of Mason.Telus first introduced its share-conversion plan in February, but withdrew the proposal right before its annual general meeting in May when it said that Mason’s tactics would prevent the proposal from passing.Shares in Telus closed at $62.89, up two cents, on the Toronto Stock Exchange, while the class A non-voting shares were down four cents at $62.28. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

On International Day UN urges all to break the corruption chain

“To dismantle corruption’s high walls, I urge every nation to ratify and implement the UN Convention against Corruption,” said Mr. Ban, underscoring that while the treaty’s ground breaking measures in the areas of prevention, criminalization, international cooperation and asset recovery have made important inroads, “there is much more to do.” The theme of the 2014 International Day, Breaking the Corruption Chain, is geared towards showing the importance of individual engagement in tackling a phenomenon “that strikes hardest at the poor, hinders inclusive economic growth and robs essential services of badly needed funds.” “From cradle to grave, millions are touched by corruption’s shadow,” the Secretary-General said, urging engagement of the public and private sectors. Public servants and elected officials had to be guided by ethics, transparency and accountability, while the private sector needed to recognize that good behaviour is good business. Looking ahead to agreement on a new post-2015 sustainable development agenda, Mr. Ban emphasized how the new agenda would promote better practices. “Our aim is to empower individuals and catalyze Governments, the private sector and civil society to help lift millions out of poverty, protect the planet and achieve shared prosperity and dignity for all,” he said, adding that “eliminating corruption and its harmful impacts will be crucial to our future well-being.” Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, also remarked on the campaign, calling on everyone to mark the International Day with events, to use the Call to Action Matrix, and to spread the word through social media. Outlining corruption’s reach into “boardrooms, government, law enforcement, education, healthcare and sport”, among other areas, he stressed the practices destructive effects, especially on the poor. “Corruption, today, represents a serious brake on the forward motion of sustainable development and building effective institutions,” said Mr. Fedotov, adding that corruption “oils the wheels of other damaging crimes, including illicit trafficking in drugs, people, animals, timber and guns.” Echoing the Secretary-General, he said that global resistance to corruption hinged on worldwide ratification and implementation of the UN anti-corruption convention, together with participation in the treaty’s peer review mechanism, and he pointed to the tools’ transformational effects. “These range from meaningful reform to the strengthening of anti-corruption institutions all over the world,” he said. Looking ahead to next year’s Sixth Conference of the States Parties to Convention, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, Mr. Fedotov said the meeting would offer “an opportunity to further strengthen global anti-corruption action and deliver the message that corruption has no place in our world.” The Convention was originally adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2003, with 9 December designated International Anti-Corruption Day to raise awareness of corruption and the treaty’s role in combating and preventing the scourge. read more

Offutt to transfer from Ohio State

Sophomore guard Walter Offutt is leaving the Ohio State men’s basketball team to transfer to another university, coach Thad Matta announced Tuesday.Offutt will finish fall quarter at OSU before determining where he will relocate.The Indianapolis native has appeared in 23 career games for the Buckeyes, averaging 1.3 points per game.

GSEE to enter wage talks

first_imgGreece’s largest labor union, GSEE, which represents close to 2 million workers in the private and broader public sector, said Tuesday it would take part in talks with employers but has no intention of discussing a reduction in the minimum wage or other salaries.Prime Minister Lucas Papademos informed unions and business representatives last week that Greece, under pressure from its lenders, would have to reduce wages in a bid to boost its competitiveness.GSEE said it is prepared to discuss reforms with employers but would not consider changes to the terms of the national collective labor contract.“They can raise any issue they want as long as it is not to do with wage costs,” said GSEE president Yiannis Panagopoulos. The last collective contract was agreed in 2009, since when there have not been any centrally negotiated pay rises in the private sector. Organizations representing employers have mostly supported the retention of the terms of the 2009 contract, including the minimum wage, which currently stands at 751 euros, and the 13th and 14th monthly salaries.It has been suggested that one of the two salaries be scrapped and the other be incorporated into the 12 monthly payments.The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) proposed that some regional contracts and deals specific to certain professions in the tourism sector could be scrapped as they lead to salaries that are up to 40 percent above the collective pay agreements.In line with other employer groups, SETE called for a 10 percent reduction in social security contributions, which it claimed were the highest in Europe. It also suggested that all wages should be paid through bank transfers to avoid undeclared labor and losses for social security funds.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Commuting with Cavafy

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Eighty years after his death, C.P. Cavafy has been given a new lease on life – in the streets of Athens. Celebrating its acquisition of the Cavafy archives, the Onassis Cultural Centre has covered buses, trams, suburban trains and metro stations in Athens with lines of Cavafy poetry and stencilled portraits of the famous Alexandrian. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth, the event is symbolic of the Onassis Centre’s decision to make the contents of the Cavafy archives available to wider audiences. The initiative “marks our stance on Cavafy’s work and on how we want the archive contents to be made public,” said Afroditi Panagiotakou, the executive director of the Centre. “As they circulate in the city on mass transportation, the verses can prove to the public that doesn’t know his work how familiar he really is, and how well he expresses the spirit of our times.” Source: ekathimerinilast_img read more

State panel to hear challenge to countys stormwater plan

first_imgClark County’s controversial plan for managing stormwater runoff will be argued before the state Pollution Control Hearings Board. A four-day hearing is scheduled to start Sept. 28 in Lacey.The board hears appeals from the Department of Ecology, and after the state approved the county’s stormwater plan last year a challenge was filed by Earthjustice. The Seattle law firm represents three environmental groups: the Rosemere Neighborhood Association, Columbia Riverkeeper of Hood River, Ore., and Northwest Environmental Defense Center, based at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. While the specifics of the county’s stormwater plan will be argued, the outcome could have wider implications. The board indicated in an Aug. 27 ruling that it wants to hear arguments on state vesting laws and how lenient all counties should be able to be with developers. Currently, an applicant can build under the rules in place at the time the application was filed. This lets builders avoid any new rules that may be adopted later, even if the rules are adopted before anything is actually built. “This is a major change for the state as a whole, although how exactly it plays out remains to be seen,” said Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman.As for the county’s contested plan, it was developed in a compromise with the Department of Ecology, which oversees the federal Clean Water Act.last_img read more

Sensex spurts on Economic Surveys optimistic projection for FY17

first_imgIndian stock markets, which had trimmed the morning session gains during the afternoon trade on Friday, were up almost one percent after the government tabled the Economic Survey 2015-2016, projecting a GDP growth rate for 2016-2017 in the range of 7 to 7.75 percent. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 23,203, with a gain of 226 points, or 0.99 percent, at around 1.45 p.m.The biggest Sensex gainer was India’s largest lender State Bank of India, which was trading at Rs 155, up 4.11 percent; state-owned miner Coal India, Larsen & Toubro, NTPC, BHEL and Axis Bank were also trading with a gain of 2 to 3.40 percent.On the NSE, the 50-scrip Nifty was trading with a similar gain of about one percent at 7,040, after slipping below the psychological mark of 7,000 during the afternoon trade. Most of the sectoral indices were up, except for auto. The rupee, which opened lower at 68.73 and plunged to 68.79 to the US dollar, recovered and was trading at about 68.71, though not far away from its all-time low of 68.85 hit in August 2013.”The intra-day range is seen between 68.60-68.85 levels,” IFA Global said in its note on Friday.The yield on the Indian 10-year benchmark 7.72% maturing 2025 had risen to to 8.07% on account of system-wide liquidity shortfall, but eased later after the survey was tabled in Parliament.On Friday, the government’s Economic Survey 2015-2016 forecast the economy to grow between 7 and 7.75 percent in FY2017, almost flat from the advance estimate of 7.6 percent for the current year released last month.last_img read more

Gold climbs to near threeweek high on safehaven demand

first_imgGold jumped to its highest in nearly three weeks on Monday as Asian equities slid and the dollar held close to six-month lows, burnishing demand for the safe-haven metal.Weak economic data and uncertainty over U.S. monetary policy have sparked risk-averse sentiment in the market, underpinning demand for safety assets such as gold and the Japanese yen, which is trading near levels not seen since 2014.Spot gold rose to $1,250.46 an ounce early on Monday, its highest since March 22. It later pared some gains to trade up 0.8 percent at $1,249.70 an ounce by 0202 GMT, following its best weekly gain in five weeks last week.”Markets are still jittery about what’s going on in the global economy and gold is the preferred safe-haven,” said OCBC Bank analyst Barnabas Gan.Gold will remain elevated in the short term, Gan said, but he expected the metal to give back some of its gains later in the year as the Federal Reserve carried out two rate hikes.Higher rates would weigh on gold by lifting the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion.Waning expectations for further rate increases this year helped gold to its best quarter in nearly 30 years in the three months to March.Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday said the U.S. economy is on a solid course and still on track to warrant further interest rate hikes. The U.S. central bank raised rates in December for the first time in nearly a decade.New York Fed President William Dudley on Friday said the central bank must approach further rate hikes cautiously and gradually because of lingering external risks to the U.S. economy, despite some strength at home and welcome hints of inflation.The dollar slid 0.15 percent against a basket of major currencies, falling close to last week’s low of 94.015, also the lowest since mid-October.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.4 percent, while Japan’s Nikkei stock index fell nearly 2 percent.Data on Friday showed hedge funds and money managers cut their net long positions in gold futures and options in the week to April 5, but still not far from a two-month high.Assets in SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, fell 0.22 percent to 817.81 tonnes on Friday.last_img read more

Trump says he would intervene in Huawei case

first_imgUS president Donald Trump sits for an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US on 11 December. Photo: ReutersUS president Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene with the US Justice Department in the case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing.”If I think it’s good for the country, if I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made – which is a very important thing – what’s good for national security – I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary,” Trump said in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in the Oval Office.Trump expressed optimism that he could strike a trade deal with Chinese president Xi Jinping as the two countries struggle to resolve a dispute that has contributed to recent US stock market declines and raised questions about whether economic turmoil could beset the president in the new year.At the request of US authorities, Huawei Technologies Co. executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested earlier this month in Vancouver on charges of violating US sanctions against Iran.The arrest came the same day Trump and Xi declared a 90-day truce in their trade war during summit talks in Buenos Aires.Trump, who wants China to open up its markets to more American-made products and stop what Washington calls the theft of intellectual property, said he had not yet spoken to Xi about the case against Huawei’s executive.Over the course of the 30-minute interview, Trump also addressed the controversy surrounding the 2 October killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying he stood firmly beside Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman despite accusations that he was the mastermind of it.Trump refused to comment on whether the crown prince was complicit in the murder, but he provided perhaps his most explicit show of support for MbS, as the prince is known, since Khashoggi’s death more than two months ago.”He’s the leader of Saudi Arabia. They’ve been a very good ally,” Trump said. Asked if standing beside Saudi Arabia means also standing by the crown prince, Trump said, “Well, at this moment, it certainly does.”While Trump has condemned the murder of Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist who was often critical of MbS, he has given the benefit of the doubt to the prince with whom he has cultivated a deep relationship.Trump again reiterated on Tuesday that MbS “vehemently denies” involvement in a killing that has sparked outrage around the world.Despite Trump’s desire to maintain close ties to Saudi Arabia, several of his fellow Republicans have joined Democrats in blaming the crown prince for Khashoggi’s death and backing legislation to respond by ending US support for the Saudi-led war effort in Yemen, imposing new sanctions and stopping weapons sales.Last month, the CIA assessed that MbS ordered the killing.China Trade Talks UnderwayIn the wake of his meeting with Xi in Buenos Aires, Trump said during the interview that trade talks with Beijing were under way by telephone, with more meetings likely among US and Chinese officials.He said the Chinese government was once again buying large quantities of US soybeans, a reversal after China in July imposed tariffs on US supplies of the oilseed in retaliation for US duties on Chinese goods.”I just heard today that they’re buying tremendous amounts of soybeans. They are starting, just starting now,” Trump said.Commodity traders in Chicago, however, said they have seen no evidence of a resumption of soybean purchases by China, which last year bought about 60 percent of US soybean exports in deals valued at more than $12 billion.Already fraught, relations between the United States and China have been further complicated by the arrest of Meng, 46. She faces US accusations she misled multinational banks about Huawei’s control of a company operating in Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating US sanctions and incurring severe penalties, court documents said.If extradited to the United States, Meng would face charges of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions. A Canadian court on Tuesday granted Meng bail while she awaits an extradition hearingTrump has intervened on behalf of a Chinese company before. Earlier this year he revisited penalties for Chinese company ZTE Corp for lying to the US after the company pleaded guilty to violating US sanctions on trade with Iran, saying the telecom maker is a big buyer for US suppliers.Trump said Meng could potentially be released.”Well, it’s possible that a lot of different things could happen. It’s also possible it will be a part of negotiations. But we’ll speak to the Justice Department, we’ll speak to them, we’ll get a lot of people involved,” he said.Asked if he would like to see Meng extradited to the United States, Trump said he wanted to first see what the Chinese request. He added, however, that Huawei’s alleged practices are troubling.”This has been a big problem that we’ve had in so many different ways with so many companies from China and from other places,” he said.On the domestic front, Trump waved off concerns that he could face the possibility of impeachment when Democrats, intent on greater oversight of the president, take command of the US House of Representatives in January.”It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” he said. “I think people would revolt if that happened.”Trump said the accusations in the probe on whether his campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 amounted to “peanut stuff.” Payments that he allegedly made to an adult film actress and a former Playboy model through then-lawyer Michael Cohen were not a violation of campaign finance law, he added.”Michael Cohen is a lawyer. I assumed he would know what he’s doing. You rely on somebody. Hey, he was a lawyer. Number one: it wasn’t a campaign contribution. If it were, it’s only civil. And even if it’s only civil, there was no violation based on what we did,” Trump said.last_img read more

FTC Warns Consumers About Netflix Email Scam

first_imgHere’s the screenshot of the Netflix phishing email posted by the FTC:In a statement, a Netflix rep said, “We take the security of our members’ accounts seriously and Netflix employs numerous proactive measures to detect fraudulent activity to keep the Netflix service and our members’ accounts secure. Unfortunately, scams are common on the internet and target popular brands such as Netflix and other companies with large customer bases to lure users into giving out personal information.”Netflix said customers can get more info to protect themselves against phishing scams and other malicious activity at netflix.com/security or contact its customer service department directly.Netflix isn’t unique in being targeted by internet criminals with phishing scams, nor is the account-verification ruse unusual. Scammers have sent spam masquerading as account-verification emails from Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Walmart and Google’s Gmail designed to steal personal info.The FTC advises consumers who have received any questionable email to contact the company directly (not by clicking on the link in the email, which could result in malware being installed on their devices).The FTC said consumers can report phishing scams at ftccomplaintassistant.gov or by forwarding them to the agency’s spam@uce.gov address and to reportphishing@apwg.org, which is used by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a coalition of internet service providers, security vendors, financial institutions, and law enforcement agencies. In addition, the FTC recommends alerting the impersonated party (for Netflix, it says you can forward the message to phishing@netflix.com). Popular on Variety The U.S.’s Federal Trade Commission has identified a new “phishing” scam targeting Netflix customers — and issued a warning to consumers to be on guard if they’ve received an email purportedly from the streamer requesting updated payment info.In a blog post Wednesday (Dec. 26), the FTC shared a screenshot captured by police in Ohio of a phishing email designed to steal personal information (below). The email claims the recipient’s Netflix account is “on hold” because the company is “having some trouble with your current billing information” and urges the user to click on a link to update their payment details. The phishing scam also listed an international phone number.The FTC said consumers should closely examine suspicious-seeming emails, with clues like bad grammar and spelling helping to indicate that it’s an illegal phishing scam. In the Netflix example, for instance, the scammer used the British spelling of “center” (“centre”) and the email is addressed “Hi Dear” instead of with an actual name.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Timehop suffers data breach 21 million users data compromised

first_imgTimehop, the social media application that brings old posts into your feed, experienced a data breach on July 4. In a post published yesterday (July 8) the team explained that ‘an access credential to our cloud computing enterprise was compromised’. Timehop believes 21 million users have been affected by the breach. However, it was keen to state that “we have no evidence that any accounts were accessed without authorization.” Timehop has already acted to make necessary changes. Certain application features have been temporarily disabled, and users have been logged out of the app. Users will also have to re-authenticate Timehop on social media accounts. The team has deactivated the keys that allow the app to read and show users social media posts on their feeds. Timehop explained that the gap between the incident and the public statement was due to the need to “contact with a large number of partners.” The investigation needed to be thorough in order for the response to be clear and coordinated. How did the Timehop data breach happen? For transparency, Timehop published a detailed technical report on how it believes the hack happened. An unauthorized user first accessed Timehop’s cloud computing environment using an authorized users credentials. This user then conducted ‘reconnaisance activities’ once they had created a new administrative account. This user logged in to the account on numerous occasions after this in March and June 2018. It was only on July 4 that the attacker then attempted to access the production database. Timehop then states that they “conducted a specific action that triggered an alarm” which allowed engineers to act quickly to stop the attack from continuing. Once this was done, there was a detailed and thorough investigation. This included analyzing the attacker’s activity on the network and auditing all security permissions and processes. A measured response to a potential crisis It’s worth noting just how methodical Timehop’s response has been. Yes, there will be question marks over the delay, but it does make a lot of sense. Timehop revealed that the news was provided to some journalists “under embargo in order to determine the most effective ways to communicate what had happened while neither causing panic nor resorting to bland euphemism.” The incident demonstrates that effective cybersecurity is as much about a robust communication strategy as it is about secure software. Read next: Did Facebook just have another security scare? What security and systems specialists are planning to learn in 2018last_img read more

MINNEAPOLIS – A longawaited recording of jazz com

first_img MINNEAPOLIS – A long-awaited recording of jazz compositions written by Prince’s father is now available.John L. Nelson’s album “Don’t Play with Love — The John L. Nelson Project” was released Friday online and in record stores. The album was produced by Prince’s sister, Sharon L. Nelson, and recorded at Paisley Park.John Nelson was a prolific jazz musician and inspiration to Prince. He died in 2001.Sharon Nelson said she and her father had planned to release his music for years. She decided to complete the recording after her brother’s death in 2016.The album features John Nelson’s nephew, Louis Hayes, as well as Vincent Herring, Jeremy Pelt, Dezron Douglas, and Richard Germanson.The tracks were recorded in one take with little editing, capturing the subtle melodies of John Nelson’s style.__Online: https://johnlnelson.bandcamp.com/ Recording of jazz compositions by Prince’s father released by The Associated Press Posted Mar 2, 2018 8:51 am PDT Last Updated Mar 2, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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