Duncan Aglukkaq rejected invitation to visit Oxygripped Cat Lake

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was taken off the shelves in Ontario at the end of February.But there’s still enough OxyContin to make it easy to get for a price.On Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario, they’re trying to stop the flow and help people get off the drug.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has this story.last_img


Business Highlights

first_img___Stocks surge as Powell hints at slower interest rate hikesNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in eight months after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hinted that the Fed might be willing to raise interest rates at a slower pace next year. That relieved investors who were concerned that rising rates could slow the U.S. economy enough to bring an end to the nine-year-old bull market.____Powell: US economy healthy and rate hikes aren’t automaticWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening. Powell’s comments ignited a rally on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging more than 200 points after his comments were released.____US economy grew at brisk 3.5 pct. annual rate last quarterWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 per cent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated. The Commerce Department’s figure for gross domestic product, released Wednesday, was the same as its first estimate last month. GDP is the broadest measure of the nation’s output of goods and services and covers everything from homebuilding to haircuts.____Trump suggests he’s looking into tariffs on car importsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hinting that he’s looking into slapping tariffs on car imports, a day after he threatened to slash federal subsidies to General Motors for wanting to close five U.S. factories. GM announced Monday that it wants to shutter the plants and slash 14,000 jobs in North America.____Not just jobs riding on fate of GM plant after Trump promiseLORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — General Motors’ major restructuring plan includes the possible closing of a plant in an Ohio industrial corridor where just last year President Donald Trump promised manufacturing jobs would be coming back. GM now faces a high-stakes decision on whether to shut down the Lordstown assembly plant, which makes the Chevy Cruze. Trump has blasted GM, threatening to cut off the automaker’s federal subsidies while also singling out the Ohio plant as one he wants to stay open.____Google CEO to make long-awaited congressional appearanceSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify next week at a congressional hearing on the company’s business practices, just three months after aides put up an empty chair to symbolize his refusal to appear. Pichai is scheduled to appear Dec. 5 before the House Judiciary Committee. Among other things, lawmakers are expected to grill him on whether Google rigs its influential search engine to stifle conservative voices.____Fed: Some US businesses’ debt at highest level in 2 decadesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is signalling potentially vulnerable spots in the financial system, citing some U.S. businesses’ debt at the highest levels in two decades and risky debt growing. The Fed’s report issued Wednesday was its first assessing the stability of the U.S. financial system. Ten years after the financial crisis, the new report points to excessive borrowing by households and businesses, banks’ elevated debt levels, and unrealistically high prices for stocks and other assets.____Suddenly, luxury stores miss free-spending Chinese touristsNEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. is noticing that there is something missing in its stores: Chinese tourists. For the second time in a many months, a big seller of high-end goods noticed that a particularly crucial demographic of its shopping base had made itself sparse. On Wednesday, shares of Tiffany & Co. plunged 12 per cent after reporting weaker-than-expected sales in its third quarter. CEO Alessandro Bogliolo said that Chinese tourists have failed to show up.________UK central bank warns of deep recession without Brexit dealLONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has warned that leaving the European Union without a divorce deal could plunge Britain into its deepest recession in nearly a century. It says the economy could shrink 8 per cent within months as unemployment and inflation soar. The stark projection on Wednesday came the same day the government’s own economists said the country will be poorer after Brexit than if it had stayed in the EU.____The S&P 500 index climbed 61.62 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 2,743.79. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 617.70 points, or 2.5 per cent, to 25,366.43. The Nasdaq composite jumped 208.89 points, or 2.9 per cent, to 7,291.59. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks leaped 37.53 points, or 2.5 per cent, to 1,530.38.Benchmark U.S. crude slipped 2.5 per cent to $50.29 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the standard for international oil prices, sank 2.4 per cent to $58.76 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline lost 1.6 per cent to $1.40 a gallon. Heating oil fell 2.5 per cent to $1.84 a gallon. Natural gas rocketed 10.6 per cent to $14.72 per 1,000 cubic feetThe Associated Presslast_img read more


Assembly President and Turkish leader discuss Gaza flotilla incident

The two leaders discussed steps to establish an “independent and credible” international probe into the incident on 31 May, according to a statement issued by Dr. Treki’s spokesperson following the talks in Istanbul.They also discussed a number of other issues on the United Nations agenda, in particular efforts to promote dialogue among the world’s various civilizations.On arriving in Turkey yesterday, Dr. Treki met with President Abdullah Gül. Their talks centred on efforts to reform the UN, in particular the revitalization of the General Assembly and the proposed changes to the composition of the Security Council.They both reaffirmed the need to strengthen the UN, and exchanged ideas on several related issues, including giving more power to the General Assembly in the selection process of the Secretary-General. The role the General Assembly plays in international peace and security, development, human rights and rule of law also came up for discussion.Dr. Treki briefed the Turkish President on his initiatives to hold high-level meetings in the General Assembly to address global challenges, including water, disarmament, international piracy, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, trans-national organized crime as well as the situation in the Middle East.Dr. Treki also briefed Mr. Gül on the preparations for the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in September. Mr. Gül confirmed that he will attend the event.Yesterday evening, Dr. Treki attended a dinner hosted by Mr. Erdogan in honour of heads of State and government and other senior officials attending the third Summit of the Conference on the Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which is taking place in Istanbul this week. 8 June 2010General Assembly President Ali Treki today held talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan focusing on the recent Israeli interception of a flotilla of boats carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip that led to nine civilians being killed. read more


Canadas biofuels industry facing increasing headwinds despite climate change push

CALGARY – Canada’s biofuels industry is facing significant headwinds even as interest grows in ways to reduce carbon emissions.A combination of low oil prices, the end of a biofuels incentive program, continued competition from U.S. imports, lack of infrastructure, and stricter fuel efficiency regulations are all expected to be barriers to growth in the industry.Production could even go down, with the International Energy Agency predicting in its latest five-year outlook that Canada’s ethanol production will plunge 38 per cent, from about 1.68 billion litres a year in 2015 to around 1.04 billion litres by 2020 because of those headwinds.Andrea Kent, president of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, said in an email that she disagrees with that outlook.“Canada continues to be well positioned to be a leader in renewable fuels,” said Kent.She said biofuels are well placed to help governments achieve carbon reductions, and is pushing to increase the required amounts of biodiesel in gasoline from two per cent to five.“This presents an ideal opportunity to leverage the successful biofuels mandates to help governments reach those ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets,” said Kent.But Environment and Climate Change Canada spokeswoman Natalie Huneault said the department “has no plans to make changes to the federal Renewable Fuels Regulations at this time.”The government has also confirmed that the ecoENERGY biofuels program, which paid producers an extra per-litre rate to encourage more domestic production, will expire as planned in 2017.Despite the program, Canada has never produced enough ethanol to meet the five per cent federal blending mandate, and imports hundreds of millions of litres a year from the U.S. to help supply the 2.2 billion litres of ethanol needed.And some question how effective increasing production would actually be on reducing carbon emissions.“I would argue it’s a short-term solution to a long-term problem, and isn’t really where we need to go,” said David Layzell, director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research Initiative at the University of Calgary.He’s looked at the life cycle impact of ethanol on carbon emissions and said it doesn’t offer significant overall savings.Estimates of actual carbon reductions vary, but the U.S. Energy Department says corn-based ethanol reduces carbon emissions 19 per cent on average compared with gasoline, and can be as much as 52 per cent.How much that carbon reduction costs is also up for debate, with Layzell saying in some cases it could cost as much as $800 per tonne of carbon reduction.“I would argue that may not be worth it,” said Layzell.Biodiesel is more effective at reducing emissions, but it suffers from poor economies of scale and the IEA is forecasting largely flat production in Canada of 348 million litres a year for the next five years.Ian Thomson, president of the Western Canada Biodiesel Association, said the fuel would be able to compete without incentives if governments put a real price on carbon, one that is multiples above the $30 a tonne being proposed.“If you had a real cost of carbon you wouldn’t need any quote unquote subsidies for biofuels, because you’d have a level playing field,” said Thomson.He said biofuels are important because they offer a proven and immediate solution to carbon emissions.“Biofuels can deliver really significant reductions right now. And there’s room for more of them,” said Thomson.Natural Resources Canada spokeswoman Tania Carreira-Pereira said in an email that the government may yet consider new policies for biofuels, as discussions continue on Canada’s framework to address climate change.“Consideration of the transportation sector, including the role of that alternative fuels can play to meet these commitments, will be part of these ongoing discussions,” she said.— Follow @ibickis on Twitter In this photo from Jan. 6, 2015, Ryan Brock fills a sample bottle with ethanol produced at the Green Plains ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa. Canada’s biofuels industry is facing significant headwinds even as interest grows on ways to reduce carbon emissions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Nati Harnik by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 8, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Mar 8, 2016 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canada’s biofuels industry facing increasing headwinds despite climate change push read more


Buckeye womens volleyball set for pair of Michiganbased opponents

Junior middle blocker Tyler Richardson (23) jumps up to spike the ball in a game against Northwestern on Oct. 11 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Abigail Hofrichter / Lantern photographerIt’s Michigan week for the No. 20 Ohio States women’s volleyball team (14-6, 5-3) as it’s scheduled to face Michigan State and Michigan this weekend.While many fans might associate Michigan with the football rivalry, the women’s volleyball team approaches the matchup the same way in their sport, senior defensive specialist Alyssa Winner said.“We came in here on Monday and we were all saying it was Michigan week,” Winner said. “It’s big for us and it means a lot to the school too.”And while the games this weekend have meaning to the team, they also have some personal significance for junior middle blocker Tyler Richardson, a native of Ypsilanti, Mich., which is about a 20 minute drive from the Michigan campus.“My dad graduated from Michigan, so he’s really pumped up about seeing this game,” Richardson said. “My aunt graduated from (Michigan) State, so both (being near) my hometown area (is) really exciting for this weekend.”The Spartans (12-7, 5-3) are led by senior libero Kori Moster, a native of Cincinnati, who is third in the Big Ten in digs per set with 4.45, and the Big Ten Freshman of the Week in setter Rachel Minarick, who is seventh in the conference with 10.02 assists per set.The Wolverines (10-8, 5-3) are led by back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Week sophomore middle blocker Abby Cole, who is second in the conference with a .418 hitting percentage, fourth in points with 4.24 per set and fifth in kills with 3.57 per set.Coming off a 1-1 road trip in Indiana, OSU junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell said the team struggled to find consistency, but added if the Buckeyes are consistent against the Spartans and Wolverines, they can pull out both wins.She added that because the team only plays the Spartans once this season, it adds meaning that the team wants to make a statement.“Obviously with the rivalry, that’s really exciting,” Campbell said. “Just to be able to bring in all the fans … just to play some good volleyball from both sides, I think that will be able to represent (both) schools and the rivalry and competiveness.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the Spartans on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by the Wolverines on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Both matches are set to be played at St. John Arena. read more


On The Verge Top 3 Stories of NBA Offseason

Sports journalist Chris Mannix gives his three things to keep an eye on during the NBA’s offseason.The main story is on the future of Dwight Howard. Will he resign with the Los Angeles Lakers? Time is running out.What will the Nets look like after they acquire Kevin Garnett and Paul Pearse? With the addition of those two, the Nets starting five are bound to command attention, especially with Jason Kidd as the new head coach.Finally, the Miami Heat year after year have always added someone to their roster to make them a better team. Who will it be this year? read more


Football Ohio State ends fall practice with uncertainty

Freshman cornerback Tyreke Johnson (13) and freshman safety Josh Proctor (15) warm up as Ohio State finishes its final practice in fall camp. Photo: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOn the surface, everything seemed to stay the same. As Ohio State practiced for the final time during Fall Camp, the coaching staff continued to weave in and out of the warm up lines, encouraging their players prior to the beginning of regular season practices when classes start on Tuesday. However, instead of the bellowing sounds of head coach Urban Meyer in the middle of the huddle prior to the first period of the final practice, it was Ryan Day as the acting head coach. Despite all of the national attention surrounding Ohio State, with the ongoing investigation of Meyer by the university and his knowledge of domestic abuse allegations made against former assistant coach Zach Smith, the Buckeyes still have a game to prepare for. Ohio State will open the season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State, two weeks after the end of fall camp. After the practice update Day released Friday, there were not many surprises on the football field. On the offensive line, with sophomore Thayer Munford and fifth-year senior Brady Taylor sidelined, the first team had junior Michael Jordan in the middle at center, flanked to the left by redshirt junior Joshua Alabi and fifth-year senior Malcolm Pridgeon and with fifth-year senior Demetrius Knox and senior Isaiah Prince on the right. Freshman quarterback Matthew Baldwin was seen throwing, still with limited movement inside the pocket and with a brace on his left knee as he continues to recover from an ACL injury. In Friday’s update, Day said the Lake Travis, Texas native “will not be 100 percent for another couple of weeks.” Freshman safety Marcus Hooker was also sidelined and not in pads for Saturday’s practice and had a sling on his right arm. In drills, running backs coach Tony Alford had his position group, participate in catching drills, highlighting the ability of both sophomore J.K. Dobbins and freshman Master Teague in that element of the running game. For the tight ends, Kevin Wilson led his group in blocking drills to start the day. With the amount of attributes in the tight end room, with redshirt sophomore Luke Farrell coming in as primarily a blocking tight end and freshman Jeremy Ruckert, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound athlete coming in with hype involving his pass catching ability, Wilson began with blocking drills, something that, no matter what the offensive scheme is in the tight end room, could be vital to the run-heavy attack Ohio State has had in the past. During the warm-up period, first-year safeties coach Alex Grinch continued to get in the faces of players, saying over and over “It’s a depth chart day.” Even with the focus on football, there still seemed to be something missing on the practice field at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. With two weeks to go before the first game against the Beavers, it is still uncertain if that will continue into the regular season. read more


Ecoefficient comminution

first_imgIn June 2012 CEEC, in association with JKTech, ran a workshop to develop a roadmap for eco-efficient comminution.  The workshop was attended by invited senior industry figures from Australia and overseas representing mining companies, engineering companies, equipment manufacturers and the research community.  The participants worked in teams to identify opportunities and risks related to the implementation of eco-efficient comminution, with a view to creating a template which can be used by companies to develop a strategy for energy efficiency in any mine site. A full article on this will appear in the October issue of International Mining (with extra distribution at IM’s second IPCC conference – http://corporate.im-mining.com/imevents/). The editors of the final roadmap have tried to accurately reflect the output of the teams’ roadmaps which were the main products of the workshop, plus the many useful comments made during plenary sessions.  Thanks are due to Prof Tim Napier-Munn, Diana Drinkwater of JKTech and Grant Ballantyne of JKMRC who had the onerous task of bringing together this material to form the final report.In producing the final document they kept in mind the following points:A roadmap is not a plan, but rather a path to a planTried to make the document pithy and concise. Details are confined to appendicesResisted the temptation to include things that were thought should be there and to remove things that were thought shouldn’t be there. The aim was to fairly reflect what actually happened at the workshop.Consideration was given at all times to the potential customers for the roadmap, including:Senior industry personnel considering whether they should develop a company-based strategy for energy-efficient comminution, whom the roadmap should assist in making that decision and then in formulating a planGovernment or industry associations considering industry-wide strategies (e.g. AMIRA)Commercial  or research organisations looking for opportunitieshttp://www.ceecthefuture.org/2fresources/2fceec-workshopslast_img read more


Birthrate down 10 while stillbirths jump by 215 in Greece

first_imgResearch from the National School of Public Health (ESDY) in Greece has shown that austerity has fuelled a dramatic decrease in the birthrate and a rapid increase in stillbirths. The research, whose findings were published in the Greek daily Eleftherotypia, found that from 2009 to 2011, the birthrate has fallen consistently, from 10.45 births per 1,000 inhabitants in 2009, 10.15 births per 1,000 inhabitants in 2010 and 9.39 births per 1,000 inhabitants in 2011, an overall decrease of 10.13%. Also, between 2008 and 2011, the rate of stillbirths has increased 21.5%, from 3.31 per 1,000 in 2008, to 4.28 in 2009, 4.36 in 2010 and 4.01 in 2011.Existing research has shown the strong correlation between an increase in stillbirths and a decline in access to healthcare. In Greece, people who have been unemployed for over a year not only lose their benefits but also their public health insurance. Efi Simou who contacted the ESDY study stated that “The low birthrate, coupled with an increase in the population aged over 65, is alarming. In times of crisis, such as the present one, there is a compelling need for policies that, on the one hand, will motivate couples to have children and, on the other, will provide women with comprehensive prenatal and perinatal care, regardless of their economic or their employment situation”. It is worth noting that in Portugal, where severe austerity measures are also being applied to the economy, the birth-rate has fallen 14% since 2008. Source: enetenglish.gr Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Military Should Prioritize Energy Security Efficiency Projects Spending Panel Says

first_imgThe Defense Department should pursue a range of actions to enhance its installations’ energy security and efficiency, including investing in renewable energy, microgrids and smart technology, according to the report accompanying the fiscal 2019 military construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill the House Appropriations Committee approved earlier this month. Those types of projects would help shield mission-critical operations from disruptions to the power grid while saving money, the lawmakers stated. They praised installations in Hawaii for leading the way in increasing energy security and efficiency through efforts to develop net-zero energy facilities, demonstrating microgrid technology, and upgrading systems to improve energy and water efficiency.The committee pointed to a January 2017 study commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts that concluded DOD could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually by investing in microgrids and renewables. The study found that microgrid power systems are more reliable than the stand-alone diesel generators typically used for backup power and could save from $8 million to $20 million over a 20-year period. It also found that DOD could save up to $1 billion a year simply by increasing the use of commercially available energy efficiency measures in its facilities, according to the report.Photo by Steve Kohls Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


LETTER TO THE EDITOR Ragsdale Is Thorough In His Work And Wise

first_imgDear Editor,I am writing on behalf of David Ragsdale, in support of his campaign for election to the Wilmington School Committee.I recently had the privilege of working with David on the Wilmington Superintendent Screening Committee during the months of January and February. Members of this committee were selected by their respective school Parent Advisory Councils for their commitment to the educational future of the students of Wilmington Public Schools.I consider myself a lucky resident of Wilmington having had the opportunity to work with David in the political/professional arena with our work on the Screening Committee. However, as a parent and a town resident, the reasons why I would vote for David are reasons that are obvious to anyone who has met him. David is an involved town resident; he is often one of a handful of parents at school committee meetings, demonstrating his commitment to the task. He is involved in extracurricular activities with his children, especially coaching soccer or attending a Book Fair to purchase just one more brightly colored book. David is soft-spoken, yet firm. He is thorough in his work and wise in his decision making.As a parent of 2 young children attending Wilmington Public Schools, I would like to see a School Committee composed of members that are passionate about education in our town and our goals as a community. David is aligned with both of these features.Please join me in supporting the future of Wilmington Public Schools by voting David Ragsdale for Wilmington School Committee.Sincerely,Shannon Sheridan-Geldart MS, PA-CNOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.?  Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSpecial Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”TOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Ragsdale Pulls Nomination Papers To Run For School CommitteeIn “Government”SCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE PREVIEW: Everything You Need To Know Before You VoteIn “Education”last_img read more


The cultannual AllClad damaged packaging cookware sale is on

first_img All-Clad 12-Inch Chef’s Pan, $50 (normally $140) – currently out of stock All-Clad 11-inch Square Griddle, $30 (normally $155) – currently out of stock This chef’s pan is great for stir-frying large quantities of vegetables and meats. With its high walls and lid, it’s great for easy steaming. Think how stunning your famous lasagna will look encased in this shining stainless steel vessel. The perfect dish to transport to dinner parties, pot lucks, or holiday happenings. Marked down over $100 for a very limited time. Tags $225 at Home & Cook Store Use your All-Clad to cook up a rustic storm. REDA&CO If you know cooking, you know All-Clad: one of the best consumer kitchen and cookware brands on the planet, used in Michelin-rated kitchens and by home cooks alike. But it ain’t cheap…If this gorgeous American-made stainless steel, bonded with a proprietary recipe of metals, is normally a smidge out of your price range — as it is mine, sadly — this may be your chance to snag a few pieces at majorly marked-down prices. Right now All-Clad is selling off some of its most popular kitchen and cookware products such as frying pans, roasting pans, elegant steak knives and more at up to 80% off with most items at least half off.What’s the catch? All are all in mint condition save for some “packaging damage” like a torn box or faded label leaving them unfit for retail floors and showrooms. The damaged package products are limited so we’d suggest moving on this fast. Here are a few of our top picks from the limited-run All-Clad cookware flash sale.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Breakfast will never be the same when you introduce this high-quality stainless steel griddle pan into the mix. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Post a comment $50 at Home & Cook Store All-Clad All-Clad $30 at Home & Cook Store A high-quality 10-piece cookware set with all you need to get started in the kitchen at a mere fraction of its suggested retail price.center_img $700 at Home & Cook Store All-Clad Stainless Steel Lasagna Pan with Lid, $50 (normally $170) 10-Piece Cookware Set, $700 (originally $1,535) All-Clad 0 All-Clad This article was originally written by David Watsky. All-Clad Share your voice $50 at Home & Cook Store All-Clad 10-Piece Cookware Set, $225 (normally $500) – currently out of stock A true heavy hitter, this is one of the better discounts of one of the best cookware sets that you’ll find on the market. A perfect wedding gift or splurge replacement for your chipped and worn out pots and pans, this set has everything you need to pull off just about any recipe in whatever cookbook you’re obsessing over this month. Appliances Applianceslast_img read more


Lucifer Antony Perumbavoor feels irked by questions about producing Mohanlal films

first_imgYouTubeSuperstar Mohanlal’s new movie ‘Lucifer’ directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran will hit the theatres on Thursday. The film is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas, and the production company is releasing the movie in a record number of theatres.In a recent interview to a YouTube channel, producer Antony Perumbavoor recalled an incident where a mediaperson asked him whether he feels bored of producing Mohanlal films. In the interview, Antony revealed that he felt irked after hearing that question, and made it clear that his relationship with Mohanlal has been blossoming for the past 31 years.”I did not expect such a question. The interviewer would not have asked such a question. I am with Mohanlal sir for the past 31 years. We share deep affection and love. I stood with Mohanlal for a long time, just because of the love and care he offered me. I really feel happy to stand with Mohanlal,” said Antony Perumbavoor.It should be noted that Antony Perumbavoor initially joined hands with Mohanlal as his personal driver. Later, their friendship became too strong, and Antony started producing movies for Mohanlal. It was in 2000 that Antony Perumbavoor established Aashirvad Cinemas.Since then, Antony Perumbavoor has produced a handful of blockbusters with Mohanlal that includes, ‘Narasimham’, ‘Ravanaprabhu’, ‘Naran’, ‘Rasathanthram’, ‘Drishyam’, ‘Oppam’ and ‘Odiyan’. Interestingly, ‘Aadhi’, Pranav Mohanlal’s debut movie as a solo hero was also produced by Antony Perumbavoor, and it emerged as a blockbuster at the box-office.’Lucifer’ is expected to be a high-voltage political thriller, and it features Mohanlal playing the role of Stephen Nedumpally, a daring political kingpin. Apart from Mohanlal, the film also stars Manju Warrier, Vivek Oberoi, Tovino Thomas, Saikumar, Nyla Usha, and Kalabhavan Shajon in other pivotal roles.last_img read more


Republicans want census data on citizenship

first_imgJohn Murante, a conservative Nebraska senator, last year introduced a bill to prevent non-citizens from being counted when the state redraws its voting maps.He said the effort aimed to ensure each election district contained similar numbers of voters, but opponents argued it intended to undermine the political power of immigrant communities.Murante’s bill died after its critics pointed out a lack of granular data on where the state’s non-citizens live.That data may soon be available.The Trump administration believes its proposed question about citizenship on the 2020 Census will help states that want to draw citizens-only voting districts in the next round of redistricting by providing the first comprehensive data on non-citizens in about 70 years, according to a Reuters review of court and federal register documents and interviews with more than a dozen state lawmakers.Such a change would provide a new opportunity for Republican-controlled states – those most likely to adopt citizens-only redistricting – to redraw their voting maps in a way that could help their party win more state-level elections.Currently, state and federal voting districts are drawn to be roughly equal in population, regardless of how many residents can legally vote. That means tallies for district-drawing purposes include non-citizens, such as green-card holders and undocumented immigrants.Democrats and immigrant rights activists say this system ensures elected leaders represent everyone in their district who depends on public services such as schools and trash pickup, regardless of voting eligibility.Republicans argue that districts should be the same size so each vote carries the same weight. If one district has far fewer eligible voters than another, each vote there has more influence on election outcomes.That’s a problem for Republicans because the eligible voters in immigrant-heavy districts tend to support Democrats.Trump administration officials have been considering the merits of citizens-only redistricting since 2017 – well before announcing their intention in March 2018 to add the citizenship question to the decennial survey, according to court documents filed as part of litigation over the citizenship question.And in December, the Census Bureau issued a notice in the Federal Register saying that if any states “indicate a need for … citizenship data” to use in redistricting, it would “make a design change” to provide it.Republican lawmakers in Texas, Arizona, Missouri and Nebraska told Reuters they would consider making use of the citizenship data if it became available.The tactic is prohibited at the federal level by past U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have interpreted the U.S. constitution as requiring that U.S. House districts be based on total population. But the court, in a 2016 case known as Evenwel v. Abbott, left the door open for state-level districts to use other metrics.The Commerce Department, which includes the Census Bureau, declined to comment on whether redistricting was part of the motivation for proposing the citizenship question.James Whitehorne, the chief of the Census Bureau’s Redistricting & Voting Rights Office, called the federal register notice routine. “We’re supposed to provide states with what they identify as needing,” he said.U.S. voting districts are drawn at the state level, most often by state legislators, giving the party in power control over how the lines are redrawn.While both Republicans and Democrats frame the debate over citizen-only districts around fairness, demographic experts point out that both sides have a lot at stake politically.Data from the nonpartisan APM Research Lab showed that 95 of the 100 U.S. congressional districts with the highest foreign-born populations are represented by Democrats. Similar data for state-level seats was not available.Redrawing such districts with citizen-only populations would give Republicans a better shot by expanding the districts into more conservative areas, said Albert Kauffman, a professor at St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio who has studied redistricting and opposes excluding non-citizens.In Texas, a citizens-only map could strip Latino voters of majorities in two or three state senate seats and six or seven state representative seats, Kauffman said, pointing out that Hispanic voters traditionally lean left.”Democrats know they would probably lose seats at every level,” Kauffman said.SUPREME CHALLENGEImmigrant rights activists and Democratic-led cities and states have sued the Trump administration to prevent it from asking census respondents about their citizenship, and the Supreme Court will decide by June if the question can remain.Opponents argue the administration aims to use the question to intimidate immigrants out of responding to the census, which would cost their communities political representation and a share of about $800 billion in annual federal aid allocated based on population.The administration disputes that. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said his decision to add the question was aimed at getting the Justice Department the comprehensive citizenship data it needs to better enforce Voting Rights Act provisions that protect minorities from discrimination.Ross has not publicly commented on how citizenship data might be used in redistricting. But Census records, as well as emails released during the litigation over the citizenship question, showed he was thinking about citizens-only redistricting well before he announced plans to add the question.In April of 2017, at the behest of former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Ross spoke with former Kansas Secretary of State and noted immigration hawk Kris Kobach, according to the emails. One topic of discussion was “the problem that aliens … are still counted for congressional apportionment,” according to a subsequent email from Kobach to Ross describing their conversation.The following month, Ross asked Commerce Senior Policy Advisor David Langdon to look into whether non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, are included in voting maps, according to Langdon’s deposition in the litigation over the citizenship question.Kobach and Langdon did not respond to requests for comment.ATTRACTING INTERESTA handful of states will likely request the census data on citizenship if the question survives its legal challenges, state lawmakers and a Republican strategist told Reuters.Lawmakers and state officials from Arizona, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas said in interviews they are considering citizen-only districts. Republicans in Tennessee also voiced support for citizens-only redistricting in court papers filed in the Evenwel Supreme Court case. Reuters reached out to several of the Tennessee lawmakers who signed the court brief, but all declined to comment.Missouri Representative Dean Plocher, a Republican who sponsored unsuccessful legislation last year to base Missouri’s voting districts on citizen population, said the effort is aimed solely at equalizing the power of all votes in the state. He said he hadn’t considered how such changes might affect his party’s chances in elections.Nebraska’s Murante – the former senator behind his state’s failed citizens-only redistricting bill and now the state’s treasurer – said he supports citizens-only maps because the state’s constitution requires that “aliens” be excluded from voting districts.Immigrant rights activists counter that citizens-only districts could be forced to expand in ways that weaken the political influence of immigrant communities.The effect could be particularly pronounced in places such as south Texas, where immigrants make up more than a quarter of the population, said Juan Hinojosa, a Democratic state senator.Hinojosa’s district includes areas known as colonias — informal communities of poor, largely Hispanic families. Citizen-only redistricting would make it more likely that anti-immigration Republicans would win elections in the border region, Hinojosa said.The question of how to count non-citizens in voting districts may end up at the Supreme Court, said Kel Seliger, a Republican Texas state senator, who told Reuters that lawmakers there would explore citizen-only maps.“You’ve got be careful,” he said, “that the Republican bias doesn’t get us on the wrong side of the Constitution.”last_img read more


Flint Water Crisis Prompts Call for More Federal Oversight

first_imgBy ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN FLESHER, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.In a 74-page report released Thursday, the EPA’s inspector general report pointed to “oversight lapses” at the federal, state and local levels in the response to Flint’s contaminated drinking water.“While oversight authority is vital, its absence can contribute to a catastrophic situation,” the inspector general, Arthur A. Elkins, said in a statement. His office has concluded the EPA was too slow and passive in responding to the Flint crisis.EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins (Courtesy Photo/EPA.gov)The finding comes as the Trump administration seeks to cut the EPA’s budget, including some drinking-water programs. The administration also has called for reining back federal environmental regulation overall and transferring more oversight authority of some programs to the states.The EPA said in a statement it agrees with the inspector general’s recommendations and is adopting them “expeditiously.”“The agency is actively engaging with states to improve communications and compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act to safeguard human health,” the statement said.But the internal watchdog said the agency’s proposal for stepping up oversight falls short.Flint’s tap water became contaminated in 2014 after officials switched from the Detroit system to the Flint River to save money, exposing many residents to lead, a potent neurotoxin. Children are particularly vulnerable, and the EPA says there is no safe level of lead.EPA officials had stressed they had wanted to foster a collaborative partnership with Michigan, the report said. In Flint, the quest for “partnership limited effective EPA oversight.”Rep. Dan Kildee, who was traveling to Flint on Thursday to inspect work done on the city’s water system, said the state bore most of the blame for the slow response to the health crisis, but also said “the EPA should have been more aggressive.”“EPA should not have taken the state of Michigan at its word” that everything was fine with Flint’s water, said Kildee, D-Mich. “Water quality is too serious a question … without doing more to assure the rule is being properly enforced.”The switch to the Flint River was to be temporary, until the city could connect to a planned regional pipeline from Lake Huron. At that time, the impoverished majority-Black city of nearly 100,000 residents was under control of an emergency financial manager appointed byRepublican Gov. Rick Snyder.Residents complained the river water smelled and tasted bad and was causing skin rashes and other health problems. Local officials insisted it was safe.After tests showed high levels of lead in a home in April 2015, Miguel Del Toral, a water regulations official in EPA’s Chicago office, contacted officials with Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality. Del Toral also alerted superiors at EPA who decided not to make the information public, instead prodding the state agency to act behind the scenes. After a draft of Del Toral’s report was leaked, EPA’s regional administrator apologized to the city.In emails later released through public-records requests, Del Toral voiced frustration over EPA’s slow pace and described the agency as a “cesspool.”State officials finally acknowledged the lead contamination in September 2015 after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children’s blood and Virginia Tech University researchers said their testing of Flint water samples found some with lead levels meeting EPA’s definition of “toxic waste.”Snyder ordered the National Guard to distribute bottled water and filters, requested federal aid and eventually accepted the resignation of his top environmental official. Flint returned to the Detroit water system.In January 2016, the EPA notified Michigan that its actions were inadequate and ordered stronger intervention. The agency’s regional administrator in Chicago, Susan Hedman, resigned the next month. The preliminary inspector general’s review later that year found that the regional EPA office should have had “a greater sense of urgency” and was too deferential to the state.Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy acknowledged during congressional hearings that her agency should have been more aggressive in testing the water and requiring changes but said the federal agency “couldn’t get a straight answer” from Michigan officials about what was being done in Flint.“We were strong-armed. We were misled,” McCarthy said. “We were kept at arm’s length. We could not do our jobs effectively.”Republican lawmakers accused McCarthy and the Obama EPA of incompetence and neglect.Snyder ended water distribution in Flint last April, saying water quality had improved significantly.The state environmental agency this week said tests during the latest six-month monitoring showed lead levels were beneath the action threshold and better than those of some other Michigan cities.The Michigan attorney general’s office has filed criminal charges against 15 state and local officials in the Flint matter, which also has spawned numerous lawsuits.___Flesher reported from Traverse City, Michigan.last_img read more


Observations reveal complex environment of HD 50138

first_imgSpectra, visibilities, differential phases and closure phase for each baseline observation, of the Brγ line (left) and high-n Pfund lines (right) for HD 50138. The dashed lines correspond to the systemic velocities of the lines. Flux is normalized to the continuum. Credit: Koutoulaki et al., 2018. Using European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) European astronomers have uncovered a complex circumstellar environment of the star HD 50138. The finding, which could provide important clues about the evolutionary status of this star, was presented in a paper published May 3 on the arXiv pre-print repository. Located some 1,100 light years away from the Earth, HD 50138 is a Herbig Be star of spectral type B8, about seven times larger and six times more massive than our sun. With a lumonisity of approximately 1,000 solar luminosities, it is one of the brightest Be stars in the southern sky.The evolutionary status of HD 50138 is still unclear. Some astronomers suggests that it as a pre-main sequence star, while others propose that it should be considered as an evolved object close to turn-off from the main sequence. Moreover, it is also not clear whether HD 50138 is part of the Orion Monoceros molecular cloud complex or not associated with any star-forming region. Determining such a possible association could provide additional hints of the age of this star.In order to learn more insights into the nature of HD 50138, a team of researchers led by Maria Koutoulaki of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Dublin, Ireland, conducted near-infrared interferometric observations of the innermost circumstellar environment of this star. For this purpose they employed the VLT-Interferometer (VLTI) with the beam combiner AMBER (Astronomical Multi-BEam combineR). This instrument allowed the scientists to find that the star’s circumstellar environment is very complex.”We report observations of the Herbig B[e] star, HD 50138, using VLTI/AMBER interferometric observations in the K band at medium spectral resolution. (…) Our results reveal that the circumstellar environment is very complex,” the researchers wrote in the paper.Study unveils that the spectrum of HD 50138 shows continuum emission, as well as hydrogen emission lines of bright Brackett-gamma and faint high-n Pfund. The researchers underlined that this in contrast to previous studies that detected only continuum and Brackett-gamma line emission.”Our observations allowed us to map the size of the continuum emission and of the Brγ and high-n Pfund lines. The latter is detected for the first time,” the paper reads.The researchers estimated that the region of continuum emission has a projected size between 0.6 and 1.0 AU. When it comes to hydrogen lines, the projected size is about 0.4 AU. Moreover, they noted that both continuum and Brackett-gamma lines were found to trace an asymmetric origin but with opposing directions of asymmetries.In concluding remarks, the astronomers wrote that results regarding continuum and hydrogen lines, including morphology of the emission regions indicate complex circumstellar environment of HD 50138. They added that their findings also suggest that the studied object is most likely an evolved star.”Finally, although we cannot exclude the possibility that HD 50138 is a young star our results point to an evolved source,” the researchers concluded. Explore further More information: The circumstellar environment of HD50138 revealed by VLTI/AMBER at high angular resolution, arXiv:1805.01432 [astro-ph.SR] arxiv.org/abs/1805.01432AbstractHD50138 is a Herbig B[e] star with a circumstellar disc detected at IR and mm wavelength. Its brightness makes it a good candidate for NIR interferometry observations. We aim to resolve, spatially and spectrally, the continuum and hydrogen emission lines in the 2.12-2.47 micron region, to shed light on the immediate circumstellar environment of the star. VLTI/AMBER K-band observations provide spectra, visibilities, differential phases, and closure phases along three long baselines for the continuum, and HI emission in Brγ and five high-n Pfund lines. By computing the pure-line visibilities, we derive the angular size of the different line-emitting regions. A simple LTE model was created to constrain the physical conditions of HI emitting region. The continuum region cannot be reproduced by a geometrical 2D elongated Gaussian fitting model. We estimate the size of the region to be 1 au. We find the Brγ and Pfund lines come from a more compact region of size 0.4 au. The Brγ line exhibits an S-shaped differential phase, indicative of rotation. The continuum and Brγ line closure phase show offsets of ∼-25±5o and 20±10o, respectively. This is evidence of an asymmetry in their origin, but with opposing directions. We find that we cannot converge on constraints for the HI physical parameters without a more detailed model. Our analysis reveals that HD50138 hosts a complex circumstellar environment. Its continuum emission cannot be reproduced by a simple disc brightness distribution. Similarly, several components must be evoked to reproduce the interferometric observables within the Brγ, line. Combining the spectroscopic and interferometric data of the Brγ and Pfund lines favours an origin in a wind region with a large opening angle. Finally, our results point to an evolved source. Citation: Observations reveal complex environment of HD 50138 (2018, May 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-reveal-complex-environment-hd.html © 2018 Phys.org Researchers study complex morphology of the protoplanetary disc around star MWC 758 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


Microsoft Security Updates September 2017 release

first_imgMicrosoft Security Updates September 2017 release by Martin Brinkmann on September 12, 2017 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 41 commentsSecurity updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products have been released on September 12, 2017.This guide offers extensive information on the release; important to get a clearer picture on what has been released this month, and how the updates should be deployed.It begins with an executive summary that lists the most important facts about the guide. What follows is the distribution of operating systems — by client and server versions of Windows — and other Microsoft products.All security updates, security advisories, and non-security updates are listed afterwards. Each links to a Microsoft support page to look up information that Microsoft published on the particular update.The last part of the guide links to direct security update downloads for Windows, and offers additional resource links that you may follow.Check out the August 2017 Patch day if you missed it.Microsoft Security Updates September 2017Download the following Excel spreadsheet that lists all security updates and detailed information released by Microsoft since the August 2017 Patch Day.Click on the following link to download the — zipped — spreadsheet to your local system: microsoft-Security-Updates-september-2017.zipExecutive SummaryMicrosoft released security patches for all versions of Windows.Security updates were also released for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Skype for Business and Lync, Microsoft Exchange Server, Adobe Flash Player, and the .Net Framework.Operating System DistributionWindows 7:  22 vulnerabilities of which 3 are rated critical, 19 importantWindows 8.1: 26 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical, 22 importantWindows 10 version 1703: 25 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, 23 importantWindows Server products:Windows Server 2008 R2: 23  vulnerabilities, of which 3 are rated critical, 20 importantWindows Server 2012 and 2012 R2: 26 vulnerabilities, of which 4 are rated critical 21 important and 1 moderateWindows Server 2016: 28 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, 26 importantOther Microsoft ProductsInternet Explorer 11: 7  vulnerabilities, 5 critical, 2 importantMicrosoft Edge: 28 vulnerabilities, 19 critical,  7 important, 2 moderateSecurity UpdatesKB4038788 — Windows 10 Version 1703Addressed issue where the color profiles do not revert to the user-specified settings after playing a full-screen game.Updated HDR feature to be turned off by default in the OS.Addressed issue where you can’t open the Start menu when you add a third-party IME.Addressed issue with scanners that rely on inbox driver support.Addressed issue in a Mobile Device Manager Enterprise feature to allow headsets to work correctly.Addressed issue where some machines fail to load wireless WAN devices when they resume from Sleep.Addressed issue where Windows Error Reporting doesn’t clean up temporary files when there is a redirection on a folder.Addressed issue where revoking a certificate associated with a disabled user account in the CA management console fails. The error is “The user name or password is incorrect.0x8007052e (WIN32: 1326 ERROR_LOGON_FAILURE)”.Addressed issue where LSASS is leaking large amounts of memory.Addressed issue where enabling encryption using syskey.exe renders the system unbootable.Updated the BitLocker.psm1 PowerShell script to not log passwords when logging is enabled.Addressed issue where saving a credential with an empty password to Credential Manager causes the system to crash when attempting to use that credential.Updates to Internet Explorer 11’s navigation bar with search box.Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where undo is broken if character conversion is canceled using IME.Addressed issue with the EMIE where Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer repeatedly switched between each other.Addressed issue where a device may stop responding for several minutes and then stop working with error 0x9F (SYSTEM_POWER_STATE_FAILURE) when a USB network adapter is attached.Addressed issue where some apps cannot be opened because the IPHlpSvc service stops responding during the Windows boot procedure.Addressed issue where spoolsv.exe stops working.Addressed issue where the Get-AuthenticodeSignature cmdlet does not list TimeStamperCertificate even though the file is time stamped.Addressed issue where, after upgrading to Windows 10, users may experience long delays when running applications hosted on Windows Server 2008 SP2.Addressed RemoteApp display issues that occur when you minimize and restore a RemoteApp to full-screen mode.Addressed issue that sometimes causes Windows File Explorer to stop responding and causes the system to stop working.Addressed issue that causes the Export-StartLayout cmdlet to fail when exporting the layout of tiles at startup.Addressed issue where the option to join Azure AAD is sometimes unavailable during the out-of-box experience.Addressed issue where clicking the buttons on Windows Action Center notifications results in no action being taken.Re-release of MS16-087- Security update for Windows print spooler components.Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows shell, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Edge, Device Guard, Windows TPM, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Hyper-V, Windows kernel, and Windows Virtualization.KB4038792 — Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Monthly RollupUpdates to Internet Explorer 11’s navigation bar with search box.Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where undo is broken if character conversion is canceled using IME.Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where graphics render incorrectly.Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where the Delete key functioned improperly.and all updates of KB4038793KB4038793 — Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Security-only updateRe-release of MS16-087- Security update for Windows print spooler components.Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows shell, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows TPM, Windows Hyper-V, Windows kernel, and the Windows DHCP Server.KB4038799 — 2017-09 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012Same as KB4038793KB4038786 — 2017-09 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012Same as KB4038793KB4038777 — Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Monthly RollupUpdates to Internet Explorer 11’s navigation bar with search box.Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where undo is broken if character conversion is canceled using IME.Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where graphics render incorrectly.Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where the Delete key functioned improperly.and all updates of KB4038779KB4038779 — Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Security-only UpdateAddressed issue where applications that have LDAP referral chasing options enabled use a TCP dynamic port connection that doesn’t close until the applications close or the calling OS restarts. With sufficient time and volume, these applications may completely consume all TCP dynamic ports. If that occurs, network communications will fail for any protocol or operation that uses dynamic ports. This issue was introduced by the July and August 2017 cumulative updates starting with KB4025337 and KB4025341.Re-release of MS16-087- Security update for Windows print spooler components.Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows shell, Windows Hyper-V, Windows kernel, and Windows Virtualization.KB4036586 — Cumulative security update for Internet ExplorerKB3170455 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008 — security update for Windows print spooler components (July 2016, re-release September 2017)KB4032201 — Security update for the Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 — An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel improperly handles objects in memory.Note: You need to re-install the update after you install language packs on the system.KB4034786 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008 — Security update for the Microsoft Bluetooth driver spoofing vulnerability in Windows Server 2008.Note: You need to re-install the update after you install language packs on the system.KB4038806 — 2017-09 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Embedded 8 Standard, and Windows Server 2012KB4038874 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008 — Security update for the Windows Kernel information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Server 2008.Note: You need to re-install the update after you install language packs on the system.KB4039038 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008 — Security update for the information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Server 2008Note: You need to re-install the update after you install language packs on the system.KB4039266 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008 — Security update for the Windows shell remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Server 2008Note: You need to re-install the update after you install language packs on the system.KB4039325 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008 — No information yetKB4039384 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008 and Windows XP Embedded — Security update for the Windows Uniscribe vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2008Note: You need to re-install the update after you install language packs on the system.KB4041083 — 2017-09 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2KB4041084 — 2017-09 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4041085 — 2017-09 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4041086 — 2017-09 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 on Windows Server 2008KB4041090 — 2017-09 Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2KB4041091 — 2017-09 Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4041092 — 2017-09 Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4041093 — 2017-09 Security Only Update for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 on Windows Server 2008KB4038781 — 2017-09 Dynamic Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607KB4038783 — 2017-09 Dynamic Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511KB4038788 — 2017-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows 10KB3203474 — Security update for Office 2016: September 12, 2017This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.KB3213551 — Security update for Office 2016: September 12, 2017Same as KB3203474KB4011050 — Excel 2016 Security Update September 12, 2017Same as KB3203474Also includes large list of non-security improvements that improve performance and fix crashes among other things.KB3213564 — Security update for Office 2013: September 12, 2017Same as KB3203474KB3213638, KB3213631, KB3213626  — Security update for Office 2010: September 12, 2017Same as KB3203474Known IssuesKB4038788Installing KB4034674 may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications.No workaround yet.KB4038792 and KB4038793NPS authentication may break, and wireless clients may fail to connect.Workaround: Set SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\PPP\EAP\13\DisableEndEntityClientCertCheck to value 0.Japanese IME may hang in certain scenarios.Workaround: Install KB2962409.Security advisories and updatesADV170015 — Microsoft Office Defense in Depth UpdateKB4025398 — Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009 — Fixes an information disclosure vulnerability in the Windows System Information Console.Non-security related updatesKB3186568 — Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 for Windows 10KB3186607 — Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 Language Packs for Windows 10KB4039111 — Update for WEPOS and POSReady 2009KB4039556 — 2017-09 Dynamic Update for Windows 10 Version 1607KB890830 — Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows – September 2017KB4038921 — Update for .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4038922 — Update for .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4038923 — Update for .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008KB4035036 — August, 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2KB4035037 — August, 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4035038 — August, 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4035039 — August, 2017 Preview of Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 on Windows Server 2008KB4019276 — Update for Windows Server 2008 — Adds support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2.KB4036162 — Update for Windows Server 2008 — Fixes a crash in WordPad.KB4037616 — Update for Windows Server 2008 — Fixes a crash in spoolsv.exe.KB4022633 — 2017-05 Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 — OOBE update for Windows 10 Version 1511How to download and install the September 2017 security updatesSuggestion: Windows updates may backfire; they may introduce issues or even block the PC from booting or functioning properly. I suggest you create a backup of the system before you install updates.Windows PCs are configured to download and install important updates — like security updates — automatically. This is not a real-time process though, and you may want to run a manual check for updates at times, or download updates manually to install them without direct connection to Microsoft’s servers.You may run a manual check for updates on Windows in the following way:Select the Windows-key on the keyboard, type Windows Update, and select the Enter-key.Windows may run a check automatically when the page opens, or after you click on the “check for updates” link or button.Updates may be downloaded automatically if they are found, or only after you accept them.You may download updates directly from Microsoft’s Update Catalog website as well. The links are listed below:Direct update downloadsWindows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SPKB4038777 — 2017-09 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x86-based SystemsKB4038779 — 2017-09 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7 for x64-based SystemsWindows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4038792 — 2017-09 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 for x86-based SystemsKB4038793 — 2017-09 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1 for x86-based SystemsWindows 10 and Windows Server 2016 (version 1703)KB4038788 — 2017-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703Additional resourcesSeptember 2017 Security Updates release notesList of software updates for Microsoft productsList of security advisoriesSecurity Updates GuideMicrosoft Update Catalog siteOur in-depth Windows update guideWindows 10 Update HistoryWindows 8.1 Update HistoryWindows 7 Update HistorySummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Security Updates September 2017 releaseDescriptionSecurity updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products have been released on September 12, 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


Accident on the bypass

first_imgTwo vehicles have collided on the R103 in front of the uThukela Water Services building on the bypass.One of the vehicles was a water tanker and the other a white Chevrolet SAPS vehicle.Police, Sharaj Ambulance Services, ER24 and Public Safety responded to the scene.No injuries were reported.The scene is currently being cleared. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img


What the new foreclosure bills mean

first_imgThe package of bills passed by parliament on Sunday makes it easier for financial institutions to remove bad loans from their balance sheets, expedites foreclosure proceedings, while also expanding the number of borrowers eligible for insolvency schemes.Banks will now be able to break up a mortgage into various parts. Previously, where a bank held property as collateral that covered multiple loans – for instance one housing and one consumer loan – they were unable to split the two.Now, if a bank wants to sell off the consumer loan only, it can contact the land registry and inform it that such-and-such amount concerns the consumer loan and the remaining amount concerns the housing loan. This will then allow the financial institution to sell the loan to a third party along with its collateral.In addition, the time period in which notices are sent out for immediate repayment of outstanding loans is curtailed; and the notices will be sent by registered post.Up until now, a provision in the legislation had allowed a borrower who felt wronged to take recourse to a court within 30 days of receipt of a final notice from the bank. This recourse would stop foreclosure proceedings in their tracks. The provision has now been deleted, so that foreclosure proceedings may only be halted if a court order has already been issued.The new laws also introduce e-auctions.Regarding collateral, banks had been unable to sell off loans on their books because of issues with the land registry. Previously, when a bank wished to transfer/sell a loan they had to visit the land registry in order to be able to transfer the mortgages one by one.Now, with the changes to the law, all the benefits and obligations of the borrower are likewise transferred, so that the borrower whose loan has been transferred can still make use of the insolvency framework.If the bank has initiated legal action against the borrower, then the transfer/sale of a loan to the buyer does not change anything – the same procedures continue to apply (legal action and so forth).Moreover, buyers of loans will have full access to all documentation pertaining to a loan in order to be able to properly assess their prospective purchase.The bills also introduce offsetting where a loan is to be sold. For example, where a customer has €100 in loans and €10 in deposits, prior to the sale of the loan the bank may offset the two against each other and sell the net (€90) to the buyer.That does not require the borrower’s consent; the bank merely has an obligation to notify the affected borrower, letting them know that from now on they will be dealing exclusively with the buyer of the loan.A major change relates to the securitisation of loans. Rather than selling a loan to a third party, a bank may alternatively de-recognise a loan – remove a financial asset or liability from its balance sheet – in two stages.First, the bank establishes a special-purpose vehicle (SPV). It transfers to the SPV loans (either performing or non-performing), and this company later issues shares or bonds in order to raise capital. The shares or bonds, backstopped by the loans, are sold to investors. In this case, good and bad loans may be bundled together in the bonds/shares.Meantime the insolvency framework has been tweaked so that more borrowers are now eligible. The framework concerns those borrowers whose loans are viable, that is, a where a debt restructuring scheme is in place.Eligible for insolvency schemes are borrowers with a house with a market value of up to €350,000 – up from €300,000 previously.This applies to non-consensual schemes – schemes that are imposed on banks.Another change applies to individuals and companies alike: borrowers who have received state assistance, but do not service their loan for three months, are no longer protected by insolvency proceedings.Where the insolvency process cannot proceed, then the ‘Estia’ scheme – which the government will soon unveil – kicks in. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLonnyThis Is What A Lake House Looks Like When You’re A BillionaireLonnyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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