The 2019 federal budget arrives a little more than six months before an election. So, of course, it comes with lots of shiny promises. But of all the theoretical money the Liberals handed out yesterday, what matters? To Canada? To the upcoming campaign? And most importantly to real Canadians, right now? What does this budget mean on the ground? What does it mean for you?There’s more at stake in the bigger picture, of course, as Justin Trudeau aims to move his party past the SNC-Lavalin scandal by offering all sorts of things the opposition will find it hard to criticize. But how does this budget position the Liberals for the summer and beyond? And what does it say about their priorities?GUEST: John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Maclean’sAudio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_03202019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A journalist on Canada’s east coast is now the subject of international news coverage after he was let go from his paper, apparently over a Donald Trump cartoon.Michael de Adder implies on Twitter that his cartoon — depicting Donald Trump in golf gear asking two drowned migrants if he can “play through” — cost him his job at Brunswick News Inc.“Does it matter if I was fired over one Donald Trump cartoon when every Donald Trump cartoon I submitted in the past year was axed?” one of de Adder’s tweets reads.The long Twitter thread also implies de Adder’s cartoons critical of New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs were also scrapped because Higgs is a former Irving Oil executive, and most newspapers that province are run by the Irving family.The Premier of New Brunswick Blaine Higgs is a former Irving Oil executive and any cartoon I drew that was slightly critical of him was systematically axed. You want to know why I was let go? I wanted to do my job as an editorial cartoonist, and they wanted me to do their job.— Michael de Adder (@deAdder) July 1, 2019“You want to know why I was let go?” de Adder tweets. “I wanted to do my job as an editorial cartoonist, and they wanted me to do their job.”The cartoonist says he eventually stopped submitting his cartoons of Trump and Higgs for fear of being fired.A sign of the timesJeffrey Dvorkin, who heads up the journalism program at the University of Toronto, says in a changing media landscape, newspapers in particular are afraid of alienating the readers they still have.That, he notes, is a problem.“Part of the role of journalism is not so much to annoy people, but to get them to think,” Dvorkin says, adding a lot of newspapers have now started putting editorial cartoons by the wayside.“It seems to be something of a trend. The New York Times just announced that it would no longer run editorial cartoons after its international edition ran a cartoon from a Spanish cartoonist that was deemed anti-semitic, so the Times responded by saying, ‘alright, we’re not going to run anymore, anywhere, anytime.’”Dvorkin believes large, “confident”, news organizations backing away from running editorial cartoons shows anxiety and fear these entities have in a new digital age.“Where the goal is to aggregate but not annoy audiences,” he says.For its part, Brunswick News Inc. says the decision to replace de Adder with a different cartoonist was made long before his Trump cartoon went viral.In a statement, the company says it’s “entirely incorrect” to say that Michael de Adder was fired over the image.Please see the attached statement issued today by Brunswick News Inc. regarding incorrect information on social media about BNI’s freelance contract with cartoonist Michael de Adder. pic.twitter.com/173SSPMJYs— Telegraph-Journal (@TJProvincial) June 30, 2019So why are cartoons a target? Dvorkin says political cartoons have always been “pointed.”“They can pack a punch in ways that writing 2,000 words may not be able to do in quite the same way,” he explains. “There’s a long tradition of political cartooning annoying people in power. It’s a great journalistic tradition that unfortunately, in this digital age, we seem to be losing and I think that’s really too bad.”When political cartoons are increasingly lost, Dvorkin says it’s just evidence that we’ve become “perhaps overly sensitive to what may cause offence.”
“Premier (Scott) Moe and Premier (Brad) Wall before him had a bit of a lonely battle but now they’ve got reinforcements. And my message to Canadians is come 2019, the battle will be won,” Scheer said. The federal government’s new carbon pricing system comes into effect in 2019 in provinces that don’t have carbon pricing mechanisms of their own. The carbon price outlined by Ottawa starts at a minimum of $20 a tonne and rises $10 annually until 2022.But Scheer told reporters that government officials are saying the tax would need to rise to $100 per tonne for it to be effective at reducing carbon emissions, and he says the federal environment department is planning for a carbon tax of $300 per tonne.“So we know Justin Trudeau will raise the carbon tax higher. His experts are telling him to. His own government departments are telling him to,” Scheer said.“At that price home heating bills will rise by more than $1,000 a year and gas prices would go up by more than 60 cents a litre.”When asked by a reporter about his own plan to fight climate change, Scheer responded that the Conservatives’ plan will help reduce global emissions by capitalizing on Canada’s clean technology and cleaner energy, which he said will also keep manufacturing jobs in Canada instead of moving to countries without those things.Canada’s former parliamentary budget officer predicted in a report in April that the federal government’s carbon tax will cut economic growth by 0.5 per cent or $10 billion dollars when it’s fully implemented in 2022, and would generate significant revenues. However, Jean-Denis Frechette’s report noted the impact on the economy will depend on how those revenues are used.Trudeau says Ottawa will return 90 per cent of the money it collects from a carbon tax to Canadians.Saskatchewan is asking its Court of Appeal to rule on whether the carbon tax is unconstitutional and has argued its climate change plan is enough to reduce emissions and a carbon tax would hurt the Saskatchewan economy.Scheer, who represents Regina_Qu’Appelle in Parliament, said Saskatchewan’s fight against the tax gets easier as more provinces elect governments that also oppose it, like Ontario and New Brunswick did in 2018. REGINA, S.K. – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer welcomed 2019 with a warning that if Canadians re-elect Justin Trudeau this year, the federal carbon tax that’s going to take effect will only climb.“Canadians know what Justin Trudeau is going to do. Now that his carbon tax is here, it’s only going to go up. And if he gets re-elected in 10 months, it will go up even more,” Scheer said during a New Year’s Day news conference in a Giant Tiger store in Regina.“This time next year I plan on being able to tell Canadians that Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is a thing of the past.”
Trump DC hotel attracting foreign envoys and controversy by Bernard Condon, The Associated Press Posted Dec 6, 2016 6:34 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Vice President-elect Mike Pence is seen on a large video monitor, which is reflected in a mirror, in a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel as he addresses the Heritage Foundation’s 2016 President’s Club Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., has been attracting foreign envoys, special interest groups — and a bit of controversy.One of the latest groups to book the hotel is the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank whose big donors gathered there Tuesday night for a speech by Vice-President-elect Mike Pence. Pence spoke on Trump administration priorities.The Heritage Foundation said its decision to use the hotel was driven by space needs.The Trump International Hotel has come under scrutiny by government ethics experts who worry that foreign governments, special interest groups and others will book rooms and events there to curry favour with the president-elect.The Washington Post reported last month that about 100 foreign diplomats from around the world used the hotel for a reception just a week after the election. On Dec. 15 an umbrella organization for U.S. Jewish groups is holding a joint Hanukkah party with the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan there.Malcolm Hoenlein, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said using the hotel was in no way an attempt to gain favour with the president, and that conflicts of interest are not an issue anyway because Trump isn’t president yet.“Until January 20, he’s a private citizen so I don’t think the conflict issue comes in,” Hoenlein said. He added, “Do you think the president-elect knows who rents rooms for two hours?”The Azeri embassy did not respond to a phone message requesting comment. The Obama administration criticized Azerbaijan its latest annual report on human rights in April.A party to be held at the hotel by another foreign embassy is causing a stir.On Monday, U.S. Rep. James McGovern of Massachusetts sent a letter to Trump urging him not to accept any money from the Bahraini monarchy for use of his hotel. He cited news reports that the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain will hold its National Day celebrations at the hotel on Wednesday.The embassy did not reply to an email and phone call about the event. In June, a bipartisan group of senators wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry saying they were “deeply alarmed” by the government of Bahrain’s suppression of free speech and political dissent.Trump tweeted last month that he would disclose plans on Dec. 15 to “take me completely out of business operations” without elaborating what that means. He had previously said that he plans to hand over management of his business to three of his adult children. That is far short of what some government ethics experts are pushing him to do: sell his assets, and put the money in a “blind trust” overseen by an independent manager not related to him.The Trump Organization did not immediately reply for comment about events at its hotel.Since the election, government ethics experts have called for the Trump Organization to sell its interest in the hotel.Aside from attempts to use the hotel to influence the president-elect, they worry about a 60-year lease that his company took out with the U.S. to use the government-owned building that houses the hotel. In addition to an annual rental fee, the Trump Organization has to pay a special annual payment based on various measures on how well the hotel is doing.Any disputes over that payment will be handled by the General Services Administration, the federal agency overseeing the property. The head of the GSA will be appointed by the new president.The Pence speech on Tuesday was the highlight of the Heritage Foundation’s annual gathering for its biggest donors. The event was mostly being held at the Ronald Reagan Center across the street from the hotel.“The space wasn’t large enough and there are security concerns,” said Heritage spokesman Wesley Denton. “It’s just this one speech.”
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South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) pressures the quarterback during a game against Arkansas Oct. 12 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. South Carolina won, 52-7.Credit: Courtesy of MCTOne of the most debated topics in college sports this year has been the saga of South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The 2012 SEC Defensive Player of the Year has the stats, athletic measurements and all-around beastliness made him almost a unanimous consideration for the Heisman Trophy, and a sure top 3 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.The only problem is, Clowney’s play (or lack thereof) has himself on the outside looking in. He only has two sacks this season, well off the pace he had last season, when he finished with 13. More notably, he recently held himself out of a game against Kentucky with a rib strain, causing a ton of controversy.Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier initially expressed a lot of displeasure with Clowney sitting out a game with an injury that most players play through, and hinted that Clowney has been taking plays off this season. Later, however, Spurrier retracted this sentiment, praising Clowney for all that he has already done for the program.What this brings us back to is the endless debate of how much an unpaid college athlete should leave out on the field, when millions of dollars from a top NFL draft pick are right on the horizon.One side of the argument might say star college athletes’ only inspiration for playing is to prove their values to professional teams (and, of course, that whole education thing, but since when was that ever the interest of anybody?) and improve their stock in the draft. However, how can an NFL team trust your work ethic and want to draft you if you aren’t showing the competitive desire to play?If Clowney plays and gets hurt, his draft stock goes kaput. After all, it was just last season that the Gamecock star saw his former teammate, then-junior running back Marcus Lattimore, suffer a horrifying knee injury and drop millions of dollars in draft position. However, if he stays on the sidelines, or plays with reduced effort, he gives off the vibe he is a me-only guy, someone who does not have the best interest of his team.My solution: The NCAA has to either pay athletes based on the revenue they generate or rework its insurance policy. Currently, the only way you get any compensation for a terrible injury is if it ends your career. By these rules, Lattimore, who will never be the same explosive player he once was, and potentially not make as much money, still is not entitled to a settlement because he was still able to work toward a professional career after going through rehab. If Clowney were to suffer an injury that would be so terrible he can never make it in the pros, he would receive the maximum settlement from the Exceptional Student-Athlete Disability Program of $5 million, compared to the average $21.2 million contract the top three picks signed in 2012.With college athletes not getting paid and not having much in the form of insurance, final years like Clowney’s are going to become increasingly common. Players will be looking ahead to the NFL, making their primary concern keeping themselves in one piece. College games will lose grit and passion, as the players become more and more complacent.Can you really blame a top prospect for sitting out games, either? Redshirt-junior Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby has taken himself out of the first round in many mock drafts with his underwhelming performance this season. Last year, former USC quarterback Matt Barkley chose to stay for his senior year, because he likely would have been drafted behind two of the biggest quarterback prospects in a decade. He ended up being taken in the fourth round of one of the weakest quarterback drafts in some time because of his poor senior year.Clowney’s cautious performance is a sign of things to come for any players with an inevitable NFL future, as long as their only hope to make a living out of the sport they built their life around is to make it through their college years unscathed. It’s hard to be a fan of this attitude, and I’m sure NFL teams aren’t either, but college athletes are here for the same reason every student is: to build necessary career skills and make your way into the professional circuit. If they have to play it safe in order to make a living later, that is what many will choose to do.And, to be honest, I cannot blame them at all for that.
A MAN WHO spent his honeymoon on the Costa Concordia is now part of a team dismantling the cruise ship wreck, two and a half years after it was holed and sank off Italy, according to La Stampa daily.“I’ll do what I have to do. But I won’t be able to stop thinking about the cabin where we spent the best week of our lives,” Lorenzo Capizzi, who works for one of the companies called in to scrap the hulking ship in the northern Italian city of Genoa, told the daily.Capizzi and Laura Ponte celebrated their honeymoon on the luxurious liner – a floating city bigger than the Titanic with glitzy restaurants, swimming pools and casinos – five months before the ship hit rocks off the island of Giglio and capsized, killing 32 people.The cabin they used was above the waterline when the ship rolled and is likely to be in much better condition than other parts of the wrecked vessel. But Capizzi said he would still have to pluck up a lot of courage before walking in.“It’s impossible to remain objective. You can’t go into the cabins and walk along the corridors without thinking of the panic, the terror felt that night,” he said.Ponte says she does not want to know anything about the scrapping of the liner, which was righted, floated and on Sunday dragged into Genoa port at the close of the biggest salvage operation in the world.“It’s like losing a friend who you prefer to remember as dynamic and enthusiastic,” she said.“I kept all the souvenirs from that trip: a model of the ship, daily schedules, receipts, tickets, photos with Costa Concordia logos” – items eager collectors have already tried to snap up but Ponte is not selling.The couple remember joking during an emergency evacuation rehearsal on the first night of their cruise, which took them to Barcelona, Malta and Palermo.“It was as if it was impossible that anything could happen in the middle of all that luxury, that perfection, that atmosphere which made you want to never get off the ship ever again,” she said.- © AFP, 2014Read: Costa Concordia finally begins its journey to the scrapyard >
17,437 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article POLICE IN THE Netherlands are “seriously” investigating a terrorist motive for yesterday’s Utrecht tram attack because of evidence including a letter found in the suspected gunman’s getaway car. The incident occurred on a tram at 24 Octoberplein, and the alarm was raised at 10.45am local time (9.45am Irish time). Three people died and five people were injured in the incident. Those who died are a 19-year-old woman from Vianen, south of Utrecht, and two men aged 28 and 49 from Utrecht itself. A suspect was detained yesterday evening after an eight-hour manhunt.Police are now questioning Turkish-born suspect Gokmen Tanis (37) and two other men in relation to the attack. “So far, a terrorist motive is seriously being taken into account. This is based on a letter found in the getaway car among other things and the nature of the facts,” Dutch police and prosecutors said in a joint statement. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, and Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus observe a moment of silence after putting flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims Source: Peter Dejong via PA ImagesPolice have said they found a red Renault Clio that they suspect had carjacked before the attacked and used as a getaway car afterwards. They had also found a firearm after his arrest. The suspect had been freed from jail in a rape case two weeks ago. Tanis was originally arrested in 2017 then released from pre-trial detention, before being taken back into custody when he breached his bail conditions, the central Netherlands district court said. He was freed again at the start of March.In 2014, he was convicted of “illegal possession of weapons” and attempted theft but acquitted of attempted manslaughter. He was also convicted in recent months for shoplifting and burglary.‘Filled with horror’A stream of mourners, including Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, laid flowers at the site of the attack.“A day later, I am still filled with horror,” Rutte told parliament. https://jrnl.ie/4550935 Short URL Utrecht shooting: Dutch police ‘seriously’ investigating terror motive after letter found Three people died and five people were injured in the incident yesterday. Tuesday 19 Mar 2019, 7:58 PM Share2 Tweet Email Dutch counter terrorism police leave after searching a house following the shooting incident in Utrecht, Netherlands Image: Peter Dejong via PA Images There are still many questions about the motive, and the police and prosecutors still have to do a lot of work. But there is no doubt that the impact was huge. Visitors place floral tributes near the scene of the fatal shooting at 24 Oktoberplein Source: Robin Utrecht/Sipa USA via PA ImagesFlags have been flown at half-mast on many buildings around The Netherlands and on foreign embassies today. Support for The Netherlands has poured in from around the world, including the United States, the EU and Russia.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said: “America stands with you. We will continue to do all we can to help you in this terrible time of tragedy.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country’s intelligence agency was “looking into” the attack.“Some say it is a family matter, some say it is a terror attack… Our intelligence agency is looking into the matter”, Erdogan told Ulke TV yesterday.The Netherlands yesterday boosted security at airports and other key buildings in response to the incident. However, following the arrest authorities lowered the threat level in Utrecht from the maximum level five. Includes reporting by – © AFP, 2019 Dutch counter terrorism police leave after searching a house following the shooting incident in Utrecht, Netherlands Image: Peter Dejong via PA Images Mar 19th 2019, 7:58 PM No Comments By Hayley Halpin
Conservation des données : les sociétés de l’Internet saisissent le Conseil d’EtatL’Association française des services Internet communautaires (Asic), regroupant notamment Google et Facebook, déposeront demain un recours devant le Conseil d’Etat. Cet acte juridique vise à revenir sur le décret obligeant les principaux acteurs de l’Internet français à conserver les données personnelles des internautes pendant une période d’un an. Pour les principaux acteurs de l’Internet français, la durée d’un an attribuée par le décret pour la conservation des données personnelles est beaucoup trop longue. Depuis un mois, les sites d’e-commerce, plateformes de vidéos et musique en ligne, réseaux sociaux ou gestionnaires de boîtes e-mail sont ainsi obligés de stocker les informations de leurs internautes durant toute une année. Selon le Journal officiel, tout doit être gardé : “les nom et prénom”, “les adresses postales associées”, “les pseudonymes utilisés”, “les adresses de courrier électronique ou de compte associées”, “les numéros de téléphone” , et surtout “le mot de passe ainsi que les données permettant de le vérifier ou de le modifier”. L’initiative a pour objectif de mettre à disposition des autorités des données susceptibles de faire avancer une enquête concernant un délit. À lire aussiSéisme, Google et chargeur, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 22 juinToutefois, la décision ne semble pas convaincre les membres de l’Asic composée de plus de 20 sociétés dont Google, Facebook, Dailymotion, PriceMinister, ou eBay font partie. C’est pourquoi l’association a pris la décision de déposer demain un recours devant le Conseil d’Etat. Pour ces acteurs actifs du monde de l’Internet, cette durée de conservation nécessite de mettre en place des procédures très coûteuses. Or jusque là, aucune compensation financière n’a été prévue pour dédommager les sociétés. Un décret qui favoriserait les abus Outre le prix, la tâche demandée va à l’encontre de la déontologie des entreprises. Jusqu’ici, celles-ci s’interdisaient d’avoir accès aux mots de passe en clair de leurs clients et ce pour éviter tout abus. Benoît Tabaka, secrétaire général de l’Asic, déclare lors d’une conférence de presse : “C’est une mesure qui nous choque, cette obligation de conservation des mots de passe et leur transmission aux services de police”. Les organisations de défense de la vie privée se sont également élevées contre la décision qu’elles estiment risquée en vue d’une surveillance extrême des citoyens. Elles soulignent par ailleurs que la plupart des internautes n’utilisent qu’un seul mot de passe pour l’ensemble de leurs comptes.Suite au recours déposé demain, la procédure devrait prendre entre neuf mois et un an. Un temps assez long en raison de nombreux éléments qui “posent problème” explique Benoît Tabaka avant de préciser : “Par exemple, il n’y a pas eu de consultation de la Commission européenne”. Le 5 avril 2011 à 18:04 • Emmanuel Perrin
With a crowd of spectators lounging in lawn chairs and snapping photos, workers on Wednesday started cutting up the boxcar-sized Japanese dock that was torn away from a fishing port by last year’s tsunami and washed up on an Oregon beach.The plan is to cut the 165-ton concrete dock into five slices, like a loaf of bread, using a piece of equipment called a wire saw. If all goes well, the work should be finished by Thursday, leaving nothing but a depression in the sand until the ocean waves fill the beach back in again.“We really are trying to keep in mind that this came from a massive disaster in Japan and try to treat it with the respect it deserves,” Scott Korab, director of business development for Ballard Diving and Salvage. The company, which recently relocated its administrative offices from Vancouver to Washougal, is performing the work of slicing up the dock.“We are trying to complete the job in a safe and timely manner, and make sure we are giving the public all the time they need to get some last photos of everything as well,” Korab said over the low rumble of the wire saw and the roar of the wind.Eric Muller, director of marketing and sales for the company, told The Columbian that he expected the company to finish cutting the first chunk off the dock by Wednesday evening.
Medak: District Collector Dharma Reddy administered oath of office to ZP Chairperson Hemalatha Shekar Goud, here on Friday. MLAs Padma Devender Reddy, Madan Reddy, MLC Subhash Reddy, ZP vice chairperson Lavnya Reddy, DPO Anik and other officials attended the programme. Yadagiri, Sharmila, Sheshasai Reddy, J Sandhya, Madhavi, P Vijaykumar, V Krishna Reddy Narsingh, B Ramesh Goud, B Satyanarayana Goud, Vijayarama Raju, Meghamala, M Srinivas, Kavitha, S Sujatha assumed charge as ZPTCs. Several leaders and activists from the constituencies Manoharabad and Gajwel, Toopran attended the swearing in ceremony of ZP Chairperson Hemalatha Shekar Goud. Vice MPP Vithal Reddy, Narsimhulu, Devender Prabhavati Pentaiah, while Munwar Syed, Yousuf, Prathap Reddy, Parusuram Goud, BC Secretary Shiva Goud, Nani, Krishna, Chandra Goud, Mallikarjun Goud, TRS leaders Chandu Goud, Saber, Mahesh Goud, Naredner Goud, farmers coordination president Sudhakar Reddy, Krishna Goud, Chandu Goud, Mahabub Reddy, Mallareddy, Surender Reddy and other TRS leaders were present.
Hyderabad: Major State hospitals including Osmania, Fever and Gandhi along with NIMS, Panjagutta have been witnessing a big rush of patients for the last two days. With private hospitals not accepting Aarogyasri cards for treatments to various ailments, patients are thronging to government hospitals. Heavy rush of patients is being seen from early morning itself in these hospitals. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us NIMS, Panjagutta has also seen a jump of 25 per cent in Aarogyasri registrations every day since the private hospitals started their stir demanding the release of dues that are pending for over a year. Another reason for the huge rush of patients is because of an increase in viral fever cases across the State including Hyderabad. Huge queues are seen at the OPD (Out Patient Department) counters at Gandhi and also at Fever hospital in Nallakunta. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Some of the patients at Gandhi hospital expressed their displeasure for being made to wait for nearly 30 minutes just to get on OP registration. Over 2,200 patients registered for OP consultation in Gandhi alone. Meanwhile, Director of Medical Education (DME) Dr Ramesh Reddy took stock of the situation in State hospitals in the wake of private hospitals not accepting Aarogyasri beneficiaries for treatment. He said all teaching hospitals have a bed capacity of over 9,000 and there would be no problem admitting Aarogyasri beneficiaries in need of treatment. Advertise With Us Also, help teams have been deputed at Aarogyasri counters to guide people coming for treatments. Hospital superintendents have been told to increase counters so that patients are not put to any inconvenience, Dr Ramesh Reddy said. He added that instructions were also given to increase OP counters beyond 12 pm in view of heavy rush of patients.
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Last week we saw documents released by the Intercept demonstrating substantive Russian intrusion in the proceedings of the 2016 US presidential election. That was bad enough, as there was substantial evidence that an arm of the Russian military (the GRU) used spear-phishing attacks on officials handling voter registration, as well as on the systems themselves. But the revelations just keep coming, and now it seems that the involvement ran even deeper than we thought.A new report from Bloomberg says that the GRU targeted a company that developed voting software before using information gained there to attack computer systems in 39 other states. That’s thirty-nine. Out of a total fifty. Previously it had been presumed that Russian hackers only attacked voter registration, but this report suggests that they also skimmed information from voter databases and attempted, at least, to muck with the software running on ballot machines. For now, though, it’s unclear how successful the attacks were, but there is evidence to suggest that these attacks were far larger, broader, and more damaging than suspected.Most of this information corroborates what we’ve already seen time and again. At this point there are so many independent and converging lines of evidence, it’s hard to see what other explanation there could be.If that wasn’t bad enough, it seems this whole thing was just a dry run (much like the power-killing virus we reported on yesterday). As former FBI Director James Comey cautioned during his Senate hearing last week, “They’re coming for America… they will be back.”Bloomberg’s sources suggest that the real attacks will start just over a year from now, during the 2018 midterm elections and again in 2020. If that’s the case, and we don’t act quickly and dramatically, we may not have any hope of free or fair elections in the coming years. What’s worse, we may already be too late. If Russia does indeed have access to malware that can disable power grids at the scale of major cities, the former Soviet Union may have all the leverage it needs to stave off defensive counter-measures.While there’s still no evidence that Russia tampered with the vote counting process (those systems are, understandably the toughest to breach), that doesn’t mean they won’t in 2020 or even next year. Security experts have suggested that this first volley amounted to cyber-recon, albeit in apparent preparation for a much larger strike.Putin still denies this, of course. Saying that no state-sanctioned action was taken against the US, while also dropping a coy hint that “patriot[s]” may have intervened of their own accord, independent of the Russian Federation. But that kind of snarky claim doesn’t hold much when it comes from a man who has a penchant for making political opponents and critics disappear. “Off the books” doesn’t always mean “off the books.”In any case, there is some hope: the American electoral system is byzantine and silly. It’s still unlikely that actual vote counts could be altered easily, but they may not even need that. Voter suppression has a long history in the US (and around the world, honestly) and it’s far more likely that registration could be altered just enough to preclude people who otherwise would have voted. It’s been an exceptionally effective tactic for decades. No reason why it won’t come back.At this stage, with half the administration under active investigation for collusion with the Russian Federation, it’s difficult to see how anything would change at the national level to help secure these systems. Without a coordinated and concerted effort, the US might well be a puppet state before too long (if it isn’t already).In either case, this is yet more proof that the world as we know it is about to get a lot more complicated and the relative cyber safety we’ve enjoyed so far won’t last much longer. Everything You Need to Protect Against Web Threats for Just $9.99 a MonthGet This Ethical Hacking Training Bundle for 90 Percent Off Stay on target
Still alive 20 years after being told she had six months to liveWhen Roche was diagnosed with HIV 20 years ago, she was told she six months to live. She was even offered ‘death benefits’ – but turned them down. In the years since her levels of activism and advocacy work have rocketed.Roche is a patron of CliniQ, a sexual health service for trans people based in London. By her own estimates, she understands that a huge majority of people will never be able to achieve their ‘ideal body.’But the message of ‘Queer Sex’ is all about giving up that chase of the ideal cis body – and learning to accept your trans body, as Roche has done:‘Around the world, there will be trans women that will always have a dick, and there will be a lot of trans men who always have a vagina. I won’t demonize them.‘But in recent years, I have come to understand and know, that I’m trans. That’s my identity.‘Being trans is about having the courage to change, and ignore the gender binaries.’And it’s a lesson Roches wants trans allies to learn too:‘If you can’t accept a trans woman with a dick, then you don’t accept us. Don’t tell me you are a trans ally, and then ask me if I’ve had surgery.’Gay Star News is a media supporter of National Student Pride. Gay Star Students sponsors Clifford Chance and Deloitte support coverage of the #QueerAF podcast.More from Gay Star StudentsI’m gay and a homophobe – now I understand why I wish I’d used a more elaborate counting system for the number of different words for vagina Juno Roche uses in her new book – because I quickly lost count. BBC Presenter Evan Davis headlines night for LGBTI homeless charityHow my grandmother helped me realize I was trans – completely by accidentTrans poet returns to scene of crime months after bigoted burger attackRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/talking-frankly-about-trans-non-binary-sex-lives/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Juno Roche is a trans activist and is liberated by her ‘QueerAF’ vagina | Photo: Gay Star News What is life like as a queer Muslim sex worker? Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . ‘Queer Sex’ is a refreshing and frank reclaiming of the narrative about queer, trans and non-binary people’s sex lives.Undoing her armor from years of trans activism, Roche bares all in this book.It’s a series of interviews with trans and non-binary people, prefaced by Roche bravely sharing her own journey to getting her ‘Queer as fuck vagina.’That’s how she describes it on the National Student Pride podcast of the same name, #QueerAF.‘I literally thought I’d have the surgery, wait six weeks, find someone with a big dick – and let them fuck away,’ Roche tells the show.She wrote the book because she was sick of the ‘heteronormative and classist narrative’ that is about trans people chasing a perfect ‘cis’ or ‘passing’ body.But the motive was more intimate than that too. For years Roche was chasing a vagina, in a metric not dissimilar to those who want to lose weight to feel more confident in the body they live in. But on the way to surgery, with a throwaway comment about making her a ‘real woman’ from a doctor – she began a new journey.‘After surgery, I realized I didn’t actually have a vagina. I had this thing between my legs, that I imagined would be a vagina but it wasn’t, it was this cave. It had a back wall, and it didn’t go anywhere.‘As trans people, we are taught that we should move through trans as quickly as possible, so we pass and blend. And after my surgery, politically something kicked in. I didn’t want to pass. My vagina is queer as fuck – it is about change and fluidity.’You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or search ‘#QueerAF by National Student Pride’ in your podcast app.
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