Australia’s Mitchell Starc celebrates with team mates after bowling England’s Jonny Bairstow to win the second Ashes cricket test match. – Reuters Australia’s Mitchell Starc celebrates with team mates after bowling England’s Jonny Bairstow to win the second Ashes cricket test match. – Reuters COMMENT SHARE × December 06, 2017 England will head to Perth 2-0 down with three matches to play SHARE SHARE EMAIL cricket Published on Hazlewood snuffed out England’s hopes of a remarkable second Ashes test triumph with two wickets in the first 16 balls of the final day as Australia wrapped up a 120-run victory in brilliant sunshine at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.England, with six wickets in hand, needed 178 runs to win the maiden day-night Ashes test and level the series at 1-1 but fell well short of their victory target and will head to Perth 2-0 down with three matches to play.Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc mopped up the tail to take five for 88, his eighth five-wicket haul in tests, but Hazlewood will also share the plaudits after his early intervention. The paceman delivered a hefty blow when he removed Chris Woakes with the second ball of the day and two overs later landed a knockout punch when he had Joe Root caught behind before the England captain could add to his overnight 67.“I didn’t think it would happen that quickly. To get those early two (wickets), especially Joe Root, really set us up for the day,” said Hazlewood. “Look forward to Perth now and get ready for that.”Root’s innings was always going to be crucial to his team’s chances of chasing down a record 354 at Adelaide Oval and although the innings limped on into a second hour, the hope raised among the English on Tuesday was gone.The dismissal of Woakes had an element of fortune in that the feather the nightwatchman got on the ball was picked up by snicko but not the hotspot when it was referred. Root, however, simply walked from the field after edging behind. The 26-year-old Yorkshireman got late to a good length delivery from Hazlewood and the ball nicked off his bat into the welcoming gloves of Tim Paine.All-rounder Moeen Ali, who made two off 20 balls, used up England’s last DRS referral when he attempted a sweep off Nathan Lyon with the ball-tracking only confirming the umpire’s lbw decision.Australia were now into the England tail and Craig Overton (7) departed plumb lbw to the first delivery with the new pink ball, an inswinger from Starc. He then removed Stuart Broad caught behind and finished the job by bowling Jonny Bairstow, England’s last recognisable batsman, for 36 and the tourists were all out for 233.“Disappointing,” said Root. “I don’t think we did ourselves justice. We’re still massively in the series. We showed that from the way we played yesterday.”Australia captain Steve Smith had been relying on his bowlers to save his embarrassment after he failed to enforce the follow-on and England’s bowlers got them back into the game.The hosts got 442-8 declared on the back of Man of the Match Shaun Marsh’s 126 not out before dismissing England for 227 but Smith sent his batsmen back in only for James Anderson and Woakes to bowl them out for 138. Only one captain in the long history of test cricket had previously lost a test after opting not to enforce the follow-on and Smith was grateful to his bowlers for getting him out of a hole. COMMENTS
Craig Reedie has been re-elected for a second three-year term as president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the organisation said on its Twitter account on Sunday.Reedie, 75, has been involved with WADA since its foundation in 1999 and was elected its third president in 2013.He had faced stinging criticism from national Olympic committees days before he stood for re-election for WADA’s handling of the Russian doping scandal in the build-up to the 2016 Rio Games.He had to defend the timing of the release of part of the so-called McLaren report into doping in Russia shortly before the August Games. The report uncovered systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia.An IOC spokesperson confirmed last week that it had held talks with Reedie about appointing a “neutral” president in future “for the sake of the credibility and good governance of WADA”.
Lauterbach have extended the kernel awareness for SAFERTOS from WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems on all Arm processors. The new SAFERTOS awareness provides easy access to task lists and other kernel information, generates performance analysis data and enables customers to carry out effective debugging with the TRACE32 systems on targets running SAFERTOS.SAFERTOS is a pre-emptive, safety critical Real Time Operating System available precertified to IEC 61508 SIL3 and ISO 26262 ASIL D. SAFERTOS is used internationally across a range of safety critical applications and is renowned for its high quality, delivering unprecedented levels of determinism and robustness to embedded systems whilst using minimal resources.The new software package from Lauterbach contains a ready-to run configuration for the SAFERTOS Real Time Kernel. The SAFERTOS awareness for TRACE32 allows the developer to display all SAFERTOS system resources including task information, dynamic thread performance measurement, and SAFERTOS specific display of trace listing, as well as statistic evaluation and graphic display of task and function run times, PRACTICE functions for OS Data, and SAFERTOS related Pull-Down Menu.All features of the TRACE32 awareness for SAFERTOS do not require any additional target configuration or any hooks or patches within the OS itself. The philosophy of TRACE32 is for the application to behave exactly the same in the debug environment as on the final product; only this way can 100% certainty of testing be achieved.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Pixus: 2U MicroTCA chassis has rugged featuresNext IAR: Embedded Workbench with updated ISO 26262 standard and added EN 50657
Since you’re here… Reuse this content Share on Facebook Topics Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest news Hughie Morrison painted a picture of official laxity allowing a racehorse doper to go undetected as his hearing drew to a close before a disciplinary panel. Morrison, a trainer based in Berkshire, says that malicious intervention accounts for one of his slowest horses testing positive for an anabolic steroid in January and believes he should not be punished when the verdict is published on Friday.“That person is still out there and I want to catch them, for my own sanity,” Morrison said. “I feel let down the British Horseracing Authority have not raised their game to a higher level to protect me, my staff and the industry.” The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Horse racing tips Nicky Henderson: ‘The press have beaten me to bits … they’re calling me a liar’ Support The Guardian … we have a small favour to ask. 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We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more McPherson said the BHA, having failed to preserve CCTV that might show some outsider entering the horse’s box, then failed to pursue appropriate investigations on the basis that the offence is one of strict liability. “The mindset was, Mr Morrison is the responsible person, so we do not have to do any more. In terms of doing the best for the sport, it is not good enough.”The lawyer argued that Morrison’s actions in furthering the investigation and proving the fact of a deliberate injection were hardly those of a guilty man. “Either it’s the elaborate bluff of a man trying to brazen it out or he’s an innocent man, dissatisfied with the failings of the BHA investigation.” He echoed Morrison’s evidence that it would be “professional suicide” to run a horse with a steroid in its system and suggested Morrison would have to be “a very high-risk individual” to have run this filly three times with nandrolone in her.McPherson attempted to explain why, if some third party maliciously injected Our Little Sister, they did not then try to alert the BHA of the need to test her; the BHA insists she was chosen for testing at random. “Maybe they had an attack of conscience, maybe they intended to get at someone else,” he said. “It’s speculation.”Philip Evans QC, for the BHA, questioned Morrison about having hired a private investigator, who then sent an email to another trainer last week, seemingly inviting them to admit their involvement. “Reputation is everything and yours may be unfairly hit by this hearing,” the email said.“That’s a threat, isn’t it?” Evans asked Morrison, who denied any knowledge and insisted he had asked for no such email to be sent. McPherson said the private investigator had “gone off on a frolic of his own” but Evans countered that Morrison’s account was “incredible” and undermined his credibility.Evans suggested that Morrison or a member of his staff must have been responsible and described the trainer as adopting “a scattergun approach to his denial”. “What you see in the correspondence is a thorough effort by the BHA to follow up almost every lead suggested by Mr Morrison.”However, Evans had to concede “one error” when the BHA’s investigating team leader, Tim Miller, initially responded to Morrison’s request for the Southwell CCTV. Miller’s first response was that he had viewed it himself and seen nothing of import. Evans said that mistake had been corrected “a few days later”, when Miller conceded he had been thinking of CCTV from another track [see footnote].Evans said, in the event the panel accepts that malicious intervention had caused the positive, the BHA would not then ask for a period of disqualification from the sport or even a suspension of Morrison’s ability to run horses.McPherson argued that Morrison should receive no punishment but contended for a £1,000 fine if the panel disagreed. A verdict with abbreviated reasons will be published at noon on Friday.• This footnote was added on 4 January 2018. The BHA later clarified that Evans had misunderstood the source of the confusion around the CCTV: “Tim reported to head office that he had seen footage from one of the other courses and reported that it showed nothing, but someone at head office thought that he had meant Southwell and therefore reported this back to Hughie Morrison. This was then corrected as soon as the mix-up became apparent.”Thursday’s tips, by Chris CookSouthwell 11.45 Good Time Ahead 12.15 Moving Robe 12.45 Why Me (nb) 1.15 Gettin’ Lucky 1.45 Helen Sherbet 2.15 Bushel 2.50 Ghaseedah 3.25 Archie StevensTowcester 12.25 The Bottom Bar 12.55 Some Finish 1.25 Rif Raftou 1.55 Rather Be 2.25 Tommy Rapper 3.00 Somewhere To Be (nap) 3.35 QueenoheartsExeter 12.35 Ebonys Encore 1.05 The Nipper 1.35 Llancillo Lord 2.05 Overtown Express 2.40 Travertine 3.15 Ocean Cove 3.45 Bact To BlackChelmsford 5.45 Complicit 6.15 Artieshow 6.45 Best Blue 7.15 Dellaguista 7.45 Anna Medici 8.15 Cappananty Con 8.45 Pulsating Read more Horse racing Share via Email Share on WhatsApp He said one member of his staff had been hospitalised with a stress-related condition during the investigation, arising out of the first positive test returned by any of Morrison’s runners over 25 years.“The BHA has been content to leave this as a mystery,” said Graeme McPherson QC, representing Morrison. “That is just not consistent with what a responsible regulator ought to be doing when it knows someone out there injected an anabolic steroid into a horse.“Not at any time has the BHA carried out any investigation into what drug caused this filly to test positive,” said McPherson, alluding to which drug contained the nandrolone found in Our Little Sister. He added that Laurabolin had only been identified through testing of a hair sample, work Morrison commissioned himself because the BHA had not done so.That finding, McPherson said, ought to have electrified the BHA investigation, since it proved the drug must have been injected rather than ingested and had therefore been introduced deliberately, with contamination ruled out. It also suggested a timeframe for the injection, around the time that Our Little Sister ran at Southwell on 2 January and was left unattended in the racecourse stables for a time.Only at that point, in late March, did the BHA ask Southwell to produce its CCTV recordings for 2 January but they had been wiped by then. Tracks are only required to keep footage for 60 days, which period had lapsed, but in any case it emerged that Southwell had been keeping its footage for only 32 days, for which the course may now face a penalty. Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter British Horseracing Authority
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The competition to be named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2013 was fierce.Kangana Ranaut – PETA India’s Sexiest VegetarianCredit/Copyright: R. Burman via PETAEarly leaders Jacqueline Fernandez and Shahid Kapoor as well as Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan, Kareena Kapoor and Vidya Balan put up a real fight. But after thousands of votes were cast to help PETA India choose the winners, the results are in, and Bullett Raja hottie Vidyut Jammwal and Krrish 3 star Kangana Ranaut have taken top honours.Vidyut Jammwal – PETA India Sexiest Vegetarian“Bollywood stars are truly shining for animals by choosing to go meat-free, and Vidyut’s six-pack abs and Kangana’s beauty are proof that a great way to get a killer body and looks is by not eating animals”, says PETA UK Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. “All of PETA India’s nominees are winners for animals because they do not eat them.”Jammwal recently appeared in a PETA India ad promoting the health benefits of vegetarian foods. “I believe that everybody should be vegetarian because it has a lot of benefits”, he says. “Being a vegetarian keeps you agile, keeps you on your toes and doesn’t make you feel lazy. I personally believe that being vegetarian is the way because I have felt the changes – I have seen myself evolve as a human being, mentally as well as physically.” And Ranaut, who recently went vegetarian, says, “We must not eat other animals. Besides, vegetarian organic food is far more healthy minus all the toxins”.In addition to causing animal suffering on a massive scale, eating meat has been conclusively linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and obesity. And a United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a plant-based diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.PETA India selected the winners based on several factors, including vote count. For more information on healthy and compassionate vegetarian food or to order your free vegan starter kit, please visit PETA.org.uk.
APTN National NewsPrince William and his new bride Kate Middleton arrived in Yellowknife for the second last leg of their Canadian tour.While there, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were treated to a number of events.Each event meant to showcase Northern culture and tradition.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier was there.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has requested authorization to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire following the presidential run-off held last November. At least 3,000 persons were killed, 72 persons disappeared and 520 persons were subject to arbitrary arrest and detentions in Côte d’Ivoire during the post-election violence, according to the sources quoted by the Prosecution in its application. There are also over 100 reported cases of rape, while the number of unreported incidents is believed to be considerably higher, a news release issued by the Court stated. The violence erupted when former president Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down after he lost the United Nations-certified election to Alassane Ouattara, who was eventually sworn in after Mr. Gbagbo surrendered in April. If the judges grant the Prosecutor’s request, it will be the first time the ICC, which is based in The Hague, opens a case in a State that is not party to the Rome Statute, which set up the Court. Côte d’Ivoire has, however, accepted the jurisdiction of the Court, and Mr. Ouattara sent a letter urging the Prosecution to open the investigation. He is also working closely with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to make sure that crimes committed in the West African nation do not go unpunished. All ICC investigations so far related to crimes committed on the territory of States parties to the Rome Statute, or were carried out following a referral from the Security Council. If authorized, Côte d’Ivoire will be the seventh investigation in Africa for the ICC, in addition to the Central African Republic (CAR), Darfur, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda, Kenya and Libya. Regarding Libya, the ICC announced today that it is scheduled to render its decision on 27 June in relation to the Prosecution’s application for the issuance of three arrest warrants for Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi, one of his sons, Saif al-Qadhafi, and the head of the country’s intelligence forces, Abdullah al-Senussi, for alleged crimes against humanity committed during the ongoing conflict in the North African nation. Cote 23 June 2011The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has requested authorization to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire following the presidential run-off held last November.
Her close aide Sasikala and Sasikala’s relatives Sudhakaran and Elavarasi were fined Rs 10 crore each. The lower court had convicted them after a trial lasting 18 long years. The AIADMK chief, along with aides N Sasikala, VN Sudhakaran and J Elasvarasi, was held guilty of holding unaccounted for income during her tenure as chief minister from 1991-96 by the trial court in September last year. Rabi Bernard, an AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP and a party spokesperson, said Jayalalithaa will become the chief minister. The Karnataka high court acquitted on Monday former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in a corruption case, clearing the decks for her return to the state’s top job, the Hindustan Times reported.Jayalalithaa had appealed against her conviction in the Rs 66.64-crore disproportionate assets case by a Bengaluru trial court, which had sentenced her to 4 years in jail and slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore. “It will be a big blow to all opposition parties,” said C Lakshmanan, a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies.“It will be a nightmare for all of them. The AIADMK might have a cakewalk in the 2016 elections. The BJP may not be able to even imagine a hold in Tamil Nadu in their lifetime unless they completely surrender to Amma,” he said.The AIADMK will now want their Amma back in the chief minister’s seat as soon as possible. Along with Jayalalithaa, all three others were also acquitted by the high court.There is consensus across party lines in the state that after her acquittal, Jayalalithaa will now be back with a bang. “There are only 9 to 10 months to go for elections. The state will go into election mode. Madam will take charge of all election and campaign activities,” said Bernard.The BJP, despite having little presence in the state was confident that it will emerge as an alternative, was watching closely said the judgement will be a game changer.“It would boost the morale of the AIADMK cadres and the public,” said H Raja, a BJP national secretary. “She enjoyed public support when she was chief minister. That is why this judgement will be a watershed judgement in Tamil Nadu politics.
Sitting in a corner of a Regina Police Service interview room on the evening of Aug. 13, 2017, Gerald McDormand denied having had anything to do with the stabbing death of 39-year-old Blaine Katz the night before.“I didn’t touch the guy,” he said. “I didn’t kill him … This is f*****g b******t.”McDormand remained in the seat for close to three hours, but continued to refute allegations he orchestrated or participated in what turned into a fatal attack on Katz.The video of the interview was played on Wednesday during 46-year-old McDormand’s manslaughter trial. McDormand is one of two people ultimately arrested and charged in connection with the homicide.Steven St. Pierre, 41, previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a 12½-year sentence.McDormand’s trial has heard so far from a variety of witnesses who testified about events leading up to and following the incident that led to Katz’s death, but no one who directly witnessed the event.McDormand told Sgt. Pierre Beauchesne he did witness the attack — but from a side stairwell, not at the spot where the assault happened.He initially claimed to know nothing about the incident, telling the Major Crimes detective, “I wasn’t even there.”Confronted with surveillance video stills showing him and St. Pierre entering and leaving the apartment building at 2105 Cornwall St. and the suggestion others had provided detailed statements already, McDormand acknowledged he was, in fact, inside the building but insisted he stayed in the stairwell.“(I was) waiting for Blaine to come over because Steve was going to beat him up,” he said.He told Beauchesne that St. Pierre was inside an apartment and began the assault as soon as Katz entered the suite. McDormand said he heard a “commotion” and came out at that point, but left without touching Katz.“I come out of there, Blaine was getting beat …,” he said. “I saw blood so I left.”“Where’d you see blood?” Beauchesne asked.“All over,” McDormand replied.McDormand said he was positive the clothing he was wearing wouldn’t come back with Katz’s DNA on it. But court previously heard DNA evidence revealed several articles of clothing said to have been McDormand’s contained Katz’s blood.Co-defence counsel Jeff Deagle, in cross-examining a DNA expert on Wednesday, questioned whether it was possible Katz’s blood could have transferred onto McDormand’s clothing through contact with someone else’s bloody clothes. The expert said it was possible, though more likely if the blood was still wet.McDormand also denied having had a “beef” with Katz that led to the assault, although he acknowledged the two had once had a brief altercation at the courthouse.“He didn’t owe me nothing,” he told Beauchesne, speaking to a suggested motive involving a debt.He said if St. Pierre told police McDormand was involved in the beating, “he’s lying.” And he denied having changed his clothes despite video and physical evidence suggesting otherwise.As the interview continued, McDormand acknowledged certain details, some of which he later attempted to back away from: that St. Pierre agreed to help him out in exchange for drugs and that McDormand had intended to use a T-shirt as a mask.He insisted he didn’t know St. Pierre had a knife.McDormand told Beauchesne he believed he would be cleared in court.“I’m not going to admit to something I didn’t do,” he email@example.com/LPHeatherP
The report, released to the Security Council today, is the second in the series of the Secretary-General’s three-month updates on the situation in Liberia, dominated most recently by the insurgency mounted by the rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD).While he reports that LURD has apparently consolidated its grip on large areas within the country – the fierce clashes with Government forces sending thousand fleeing from their homes – the situation has been made worse by the emergence of an apparent LURD splinter faction, known as the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL). That new group has now reportedly gained ground in several southeastern counties.“The deteriorating security situation has resulted in widespread violations and abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law by all parties,” Mr. Annan writes, citing credible reports of extrajudicial killings, torture, rape, abductions, mutilations and forced recruitment of child soldiers and displaced persons. “The humanitarian community is concerned that government security forces are increasingly unequipped to offer protection to civilians,” he adds.Importantly, however, the Government and LURD have now agreed to hold direct talks and both have pledged to cooperate with the mediator representing the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The Liberian parties have also agreed that upon signing a ceasefire agreement, an international force should be deployed to monitor compliance by the parties. The mandate of that force is expected to be determined during peace talks currently underway in Accra, Ghana.“It is therefore imperative to encourage the warring parties to end fighting immediately and to give serious thought to the idea of deploying a mechanism to monitor such a ceasefire once it is declared,” Mr. Annan says. Further, there is a need to warn the various parties that violations of human rights must end, and that those who violate international humanitarian law will be prosecuted.As to elections, the Secretary-General acknowledges that the ongoing war, the legal and constitutional impediment, the lack of funds and the absence of structural reforms areas hardly conducive to efforts to hold the planned ballot.
Urban Meyer talks to the media on National Signing Day Feb. 5 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAnother National Signing Day, and another top recruiting class for Ohio State.Football coach Urban Meyer announced Wednesday 23 players who signed National Letters of Intent to become Buckeyes this fall.Meyer’s most recent recruiting class is currently ranked third by rivals.com and Yahoo! Sports and seventh by ESPN.Among the signees are seven players who enrolled in classes early and have been on campus since January. Those players include quarterback Stephen Collier, wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, offensive lineman Marcelys Jones, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, kicker Sean Nuernberger, H-back Curtis Samuel and offensive lineman Kyle Trout.McMillan is the lone five-star commitment, according to rivals.com, and the top-ranked linebacker in the country. He is looked to bring stability to a unit that lost a first-team AP All-American in junior Ryan Shazier, who led the Big Ten in tackles this past season with 143.McMillan is one of four linebackers Meyer brings to Columbus, the others being Kyle Berger, Dante Booker and Sam Hubbard.“The linebacker position is one that we’re going through an overhaul. Too many mistakes have been made due to lack of development or whatever,” Meyer said Wednesday. “I’m putting pressure on myself and (defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke) Fickell to (have them ready to) play next year. They have to be ready to play for us.”In all, OSU’s class includes four wide receivers, three defensive linemen, five offensive linemen, four defensive backs, one quarterback and one H-back in Samuel.This is the third year in a row Meyer has signed a top 10 class.“I think we won today,” Meyer said. “I’m very pleased with their effort today. This isn’t a good class, it’s a great class.”The 2014 Ohio State Recruiting Class:-Kyle Berger — linebacker, Cleveland-Dante Booker — linebacker, Akron, Ohio-Noah Brown — wide receiver, Sparta, N.J.-Parris Campbell — wide receiver, Akron, Ohio-Stephen Collier — quarterback, Leesburg, Ga.-Johnnie Dixon — wide receiver, West Palm Beach, Fla.-Jalyn Holmes — defensive lineman, Norfolk, Va.-Malik Hooker — safety, New Castle, Pa.-Sam Hubbard — linebacker, Cincinnati-Jamarco Jones — offensive lineman, Chicago-Marcelys Jones — offensive lineman, Cleveland-Demetrius Knox — offensive lineman, Fort Worth, Texas-Marshon Lattimore — cornerback, Cleveland-Terry McLaurin — wide receiver, Indianapolis-Raekwon McMillan — linebacker, Hinesville, Ga.-Sean Nuernberger — kicker, Buckner, Ky.-Curtis Samuel — H-back, Brooklyn-Darius Slade — defensive lineman, Montclair, N.J.-Erick Smith — safety, Cleveland-Brady Taylor — offensive lineman, Columbus-Dylan Thompson — defensive lineman, Lombard, Ill.-Kyle Trout — offensive lineman, Lancaster, Ohio-Damon Webb — cornerback, Detroit
iOS 5 might be getting its first patch rushed out after a major security oversight has been discovered relating to its use on the iPad 2.It turns out that just by attaching a Smart Cover to an iPad 2 you can bypass the passcode protection screen and unlock the device. It doesn’t give you full access to iOS, but you can view and use any apps that were left open when it was locked, e.g. the Safari web browser.If you have an iPad 2 and a Smart Cover to hand it’s easy to see this security flaw in action. Just lock your iPad 2, then hold down the power button to bring up the screen that allows you to swipe to turn off the device. Instead of doing that, attach the Smart Cover, open it, then tap Cancel. Magically you will have access to the iPad 2 interface again.If this causes you concern, it is possible to stop the passcode being bypassed until Apple issues a fix by disabling Smart Cover unlocking in settings. As to when it will be fixed, I doubt Apple will wait long to roll out a patch as it is a bit of an embarrassing oversight on their part.This isn’t the first security issue Apple has experienced since rolling out iOS 5. On the brand new iPhone 4S it has been discovered you can use Siri when a device is locked. Even if a passcode is required, Siri doesn’t care and allows you to carry out functions such as sending email and text messages.Read more at 9to5Mac
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The Argentina National Team manager, Lionel Scaloni, wanted to clear the doubts about the decision to leave Lionel Messi’s number ’10’ shirt alone.Recently in Argentina, there was a lot of controversy surrounding the number ’10’ shirt from the national team as the decision to leave the number alone was made recently until Lionel Messi returned. The local press went nuts over this decision, they feel like the Barcelona star doesn’t deserve such honor and they don’t want this to become a constant thing for Argentina. But there is a large number of journalists and fans who do understand why this decision was made, they want Lionel Messi back to the national team as soon as he has taken a proper break because they know he is still one of the best players in the world who still has a lot to give to Argentina. As a way to clear the doubts there were about this decision, interim manager Lionel Scaloni decided to come out and publicly explain how this decision was made before the international break and how all the players agreed on it.DECISIÓN | Lionel Scaloni: “La número ’10’ es exclusiva de Messi” @marca https://t.co/8GhqpmXrmq pic.twitter.com/qEm8uUZmLu— MARCA Claro Argentina (@MARCAClaroARG) September 10, 2018“The answer to this is very easy, the players who went to the last World Cup and came to these matches kept their number. Argentina’s number ’10’ shirt is Messi’s until he says whether he will stay in the national team or not, it’s as simple as that. The first sensation is that we still haven’t gotten a negative response in regards to that. I was the one who made that decision about the numbers, nobody suggested it but me. We will have to wait but in the meantime, the number ’10’ shirt is only Messi’s and I was the one who decided it. When the best player in the world is not on the field, the team loses, there is no doubt about that. The idea is to form the best possible squad that can make Messi feel comfortable when he is in it. But meanwhile, we will prepare a squad that understands what it means to play with this shirt and then we will see what happens with Lionel,” said Scaloni during a press conference this Monday.#SelecciónArgentina Scaloni: “La 10 es de Messi hasta que decida si sigue o no”: https://t.co/lcTS9dnkrz pic.twitter.com/Lmw4kDQ1H8— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) September 10, 2018Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Contacts with new managers.As the situation stands right now, there are still a few managers who are being contacted by AFA for the job as the National Team boss. The options are few but they are important, the most likely scenario right now could be that they won’t make a decision until 2019 and they are not still sure about the top candidate. One of the latest names who has been mentioned in the Argentina press is Gerardo Martino, a manager who already took the squad a few years ago and wasn’t able to take them to a title success back in 2015 and 2016 when Argentina reached two consecutive Copa America finals and lost both of them against the Chile national team. Martino is arguably one of the best options for the job due to his experience in major tournaments, but it’s still unclear if he would entertain the idea of taking the position again after the way he was sacked last time. Certainly, Lionel Messi would like this manager to take the job, because both have a very good relationship that dates back to their time in Barcelona.#Selección La camiseta de #Messi no se la puso nadie. ¿Y las del resto? Mirá quién cambió su número con respecto al Mundial y quién usa el del Kun, el de Di María, el de Otamendi y muchos más ➡ https://t.co/MiCbtQqTEO pic.twitter.com/1REXRlh2aB— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) September 10, 2018Messi right now is only focused on the Catalan club, where he is practicing every day for next weekend when his squad travels to San Sebastian to face Real Sociedad in Anoeta Stadium. This visit has proved to be one of the most difficult matches for the Catalan club in recent years, which is why getting a victory is so important for Messi and his teammates. Just a few days after that game, Barcelona will begin its new Champions League journey as tournament favorites when they face Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou. It will be a busy week for FC Barcelona after the international break, but they will fortunately have many of their most important players well-rested like Lionel Messi because they didn’t travel with their national teams. As far as the number ’10’ controversy goes, the press from Argentina will keep complaining because they still don’t feel like Lionel is worthy of playing for his national team and they will forever feel offended when he gets compared with Diego Maradona.#Seleccion La respuesta de Scaloni sobre por qué no usan la 10: “Es exclusiva de Messi hasta que diga si va a seguir o no…” ➡ https://t.co/kMPW4pdYnO pic.twitter.com/mo8tSSuWbw— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) September 10, 2018What do you think about the decision Scaloni made to retire Argentina’s number ’10’ shirt for the moment? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews #Rutherforresigns Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 4, 2017 – Executives of Invest Turks and Caicos Agency do not believe the loss of its lead player will hurt operations, but they are hailing departing CEO, John Rutherford as having been a tremendous asset. A media release Friday confirms that John Rutherford is departing the office of CEO of the Invest Turks and Caicos Agency after just 13 months on the job.Rutherford, is reportedly departing for personal reasons and explains that he regrets leaving. “I am sad to leave these beautiful islands and it has been a pleasure having such a great product to promote to prospective investors. I have also very much enjoyed being involved in the support the Agency provides to local entrepreneurs and businesses and it has been very rewarding to see the success of some of our MSME applicants,’’ said Mr. Rutherford, who adds that the Agency has a very supportive Board and a strong team.” The Agency was recently rebooted after the dismantling of the former concept by the British under former Governor, Damian Ric Todd. Rutherford, who will remain on until May 2017 is credited with getting the ball rolling, Chairman Anton Faessler had these words, “The Board has been extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication he has shown during his time as CEO and we wish him well in the future.’’ Among the objectives of the Investment is to give a red carpet approach to foreign investment interest, support the development and opportunities of and for local business and to promote the Turks and Caicos as a good place to do business. The Agency was also given the responsibility of overseeing the Ministry of Finance’s MSME programme offering grants of up to $10,000 to qualified applicants. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Rutherforresigns
Employee Benefits poll: More than a quarter (29%) of respondents believe that financial benefits, such as employee share schemes, motivate employees the most.A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 143 responses, also found that 25% of respondents think that holiday purchase is the employee benefit that most motivates staff, while 22% state that health and wellbeing benefits are the most motivational for employees.17% of respondents cite family-friendly initiatives as the benefit most likely to motivate employees, compared to 6% who feel that retail discounts and cashback provide the most motivation for staff.A report published in June 2018 by HR management software provider ADP, The workforce view in Europe 2018, found that of the 9,908 employees surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, 47% of respondents are motivated and engaged by pay and remuneration, compared to 22% who are most motivated by having a good work-life balance and 18% who find praise and recognition from management as the component that motivates them the most.Only 6% of overall respondents claim that nothing motivates or engages them. Under half (45%) of female respondents are motivated by money, compared to 50% of male respondents.Who do you think has ultimate responsibility for providing pre-retirement advice to employees? Have your say in our newest poll today…
The state board of education will consider regulations surrounding how students can test-out of courses they have mastered.Download AudioLawmakers this year passed legislation allowing secondary school students to test-out of and receive credit for courses offered in math, language arts, science, social studies and world languages.The proposed regulations would require districts to provide testing at least twice a year and develop standards regarding the degree of mastery needed.In public comments, Ron Fuhrer, president of NEA-Alaska, said the regulations, if implemented properly, would allow students to take more advanced classes.But he said if the testing requirements are too lax, it won’t prepare students for long-term success. He also said he didn’t want new testing days added to the school calendar.The board meets this week in Anchorage.