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Odds for a White Xmas slashed

first_img Bookmakers have shortened the odds on a white Christmas, as weatherforecasters warn of an icy blast on its way later this week. With less than a fortnight to go until Christmas, temperatures are set to drop as winds from the north bring a band of rain and high winds tomorrow. The Met Office expects the wintry weather to last, with snow very probable over the Christmas weekend. On 25 December, snow is the most likely to fall in Aberdeen, with oddsof 9/4, followed by Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow, with odds of 3/1at bookmaker William Hill. For Leeds, Liverpool and London, the odds of snow falling on Christmas day are 4/1. One flake of snow must fall on monitoring stations for the payout to be made. Tuesday 14 December 2010 8:10 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comcenter_img Odds for a White Xmas slashed Share whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Oregon Lottery signs sportsbook contract with SBTech

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Oregon Lottery signs sportsbook contract with SBTech Regions: US Oregon 7th June 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Lottery Sports betting Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address The Oregon State Lottery and SBTech have signed a contract that will see the supplier’s technology used to power the state’s mobile and retail sportsbook offering.The lottery is targeting a September launch, to coincide with the National Football League (NFL) regular season, initially launching a mobile wagering product. This will be followed by retail betting kiosks, which are likely to be in place early in 2020. “We’re excited about sports betting in general because it allows us to generate additional revenue for state programs without asking players of our current games to play or wager more,” a spokesperson for the Lottery told iGaming Business.Read the full story on iGB North America. The Oregon State Lottery and SBTech have signed a contract that will see the supplier’s technology used to power the state’s mobile and retail sportsbook offering. Lottery Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shopslast_img read more

Are value stocks good investments or should you invest in growth?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. According to data from wealth manager Brewin Dolphin, value funds have significantly underperformed growth funds since 1995. Hearing something like that might make an investor wonder if value stocks are good investments. Should they perhaps switch to growth investing?Do value investors always buy value stocks?When investors think of a value stock, something like a large consumer company that pays a stable dividend might come to mind. When asked to think of a growth stock, an upstart FinTech company rapidly increasing its revenues might fit the bill. But not all FinTech companies are growing, and not all consumer companies are cheap investments.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In the investing game, the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) defines growth and value. A growth stock has a P/E ratio higher than the market average, while a value stock’s P/E ratio is lower. For reference, the trailing 12-month P/E ratios of the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 were about 18.7 and 19.5 respectively, measured over the last five or so years. Some investors might choose a P/E of 12 as a benchmark for distinguishing between growth and value stocks.So, we have a straightforward way of identifying a value stock. But value investing does not necessarily involve buying only value stocks. An investor can go further and ask if a stock is undervalued or overvalued. First, find the average P/E ratios of all companies that operate in the same sector and industry. Then the target company’s P/E ratio can be compared to the average. If it is lower, then the stock is relatively undervalued, and if it’s higher, the stock is relatively overvalued. The average P/E for an industry or sector is also a useful metric, but more about that later.Both undervalued growth stocks and undervalued value stocks might be in the remit of value investors. Still, they might avoid an overvalued stock, even if it has a lower than average P/E ratio.Hostile environmentInterest rates have been declining since the early 1980s, but have flatlined near zero since 2009. The bulk of a fast-growing company’s cash flows are far in the future, beyond the economic stresses of today. Discounting them back at lower interest rates increases the value today.A slow-growing mature company has already accrued the bulk of its cash flows. Lower interest rates don’t offer much help here. But short-term economic shocks hurt because investors will worry about collecting next year’s dividend.Compounding the issueSo should a value investor give up and switch to growth? Not necessarily. First, some value funds payout income rather than reinvesting it, which will lower their growth rate, possibly skewing the data. Secondly, the economic environment, particularly since 2009, has been supportive of growth, and detrimental to value, which may change.Finally, are value funds and investors investing in value? Picking stocks based on them having a low P/E ratio alone is not value investing. Undervalued value stocks could be good investments, but beware of value traps. An entire industry might have a low P/E ratio because it’s on its last legs (think of video rentals in the late-2000s); an undervalued value stock in such an industry is not a good buy. And remember value investors can also look at undervalued stocks in a growing industry  See all posts by James J. McCombie I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Are value stocks good investments or should you invest in growth? James J. McCombie owns shares in Brewin Dolphin. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! James J. McCombie | Friday, 12th June, 2020 last_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! I’d invest £100 a week in UK shares to get rich

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Forget Bitcoin! I’d invest £100 a week in UK shares to get rich I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The value of Bitcoin has increased significantly this year. Following this performance, some investors might be tempted to buy the cryptocurrency ahead of further potential gains. However, I think buying a basket of UK shares could be a better strategy in the long term. Bitcoin drawbacksBitcoin might look attractive from a price perspective. But the asset has some significant drawbacks which reduce its appeal as a long-term investment in my view. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…For a start, it isn’t easy to calculate how much each crypto coin is worth. As there is nothing underneath each Bitcoin, it is impossible to say if it is overvalued or undervalued to current levels. In comparison, it is easier to place a value on UK shares because they generate profits. It is usually sensible to avoid stocks that look expensive compared to their earnings. Buying companies that look cheap compared to their earnings is a proven strategy of generating market-beating returns. Another drawback of Bitcoin over UK shares is the lack of investor protection on offer. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates online stockbrokers. They have to hold a certain amount of capital on their balance sheets to avoid any solvency issues and compensate investors if things go wrong. Moreover, investments are also covered by the FSCS up to £50,000. There’s no similar scheme for Bitcoin. If a crypto broker goes bust or acts in bad faith towards investors, there is not much investors can do to reclaim any lost funds. Owning UK sharesBitcoin has some significant drawbacks, which is why I think UK shares could be a better investment in the long run. Almost anyone can invest in the stock market as long as they are over 18. You don’t even need that much money to get started. Most brokers will now allow you to set up a monthly investment plan from as little as £50 a month. An investment of just £100 a week could be enough to build a sizeable financial nest egg. For example, over the past 35 years, the stock market has produced an average return for investors of approximately 8% per annum. According to my calculations, at this rate of return, a weekly amount  of £100 spent on UK shares could grow to be worth £25,000 in two decades and £1.5m after 40 years. Considering its volatility, it seems unlikely Bitcoin has the potential to copy this performance. I think the best way to achieve this sort of return is via high-quality blue-chip stocks.Global leaders with strong balance sheets such as Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline are perfect examples. Both of these businesses have diversified operations and a strong track record of returning cash to investors.In my view, Bitcoin does not even come close to providing the same sort of security and long-term growth potential.  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 30th August, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

New bishop of Llandaff Diocese enthroned in Wales

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Anglican Communion News Service] More than 500 people packed into Llandaff Cathedral in Wales at the weekend to welcome their new bishop at her enthronement service. Bishop June Osborne, the 72nd bishop of Llandaff, spoke of her passion for pastoral ministry within a local context, as she delivered the sermon in one of her first duties as bishop after taking her seat – or “throne” at Llandaff Cathedral.  She told the packed congregation that most of her strategies would be to “empower and strengthen the impact of the local church.”Full article. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Jul 24, 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New bishop of Llandaff Diocese enthroned in Wales Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA People Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

AdventHealth announces: New visitor policy and elective procedures due to COVID-19

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the AdventHealth NewsroomAdventHealth has a responsibility to protect the greater community from the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a trusted community partner, it’s vital we take measures to minimize the risk of infection for patients and protect our physicians and team members who are on the frontlines. Our measures are for the protection of everyone, including potential visitors.AdventHealth announces modifications to its visitor policy and elective procedures in Central Florida.“These are untried times and it’s important that we take measures that protect our patients, physicians and team members, and greater community,” said Dr. Neil Finkler, Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care Services at AdventHealth. “We do not take these decisions lightly, but view them as necessary. We thank our community in advance for their understanding and patience as we address COVID-19 together.”We strongly encourage patients and their loved ones to remain closely connected through virtual tools, including Skype, FaceTime and the telephone.***Visitor Policy ChangesAfter much discussion with clinical leaders and physicians, AdventHealth will update its visitation policy. Effective Monday, March 23, no visitors for socialization purposes will be allowed inside AdventHealth hospitals in Central Florida.Visitation will be continued for special circumstances, such as if the visitor is the power-of-attorney or medical decision-maker. Visitation will also be permitted in end-of-life situations. Other exceptions and additional guidelines include:Patients under the age of 18 may be accompanied by one adult visitor (parent, legally authorized person or caregiver). No additional visitors or siblings allowed.Obstetric patients can have one adult visitor.Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances such as imminent end-of-life or unique patient needs for support.In all circumstances, visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital, unless they are seeking personal medical care.AdventHealth recognizes the impact this visitation policy will have on patients and their loved ones, and thanks the community for their support in this measure. We will constantly evaluate the need for this policy and will modify it when we believe it is safe for visitors to return.Elective Procedures & Surgeries:AdventHealth is committed to being a dependable resource for our community for medical emergencies. As we anticipate the increased need for hospital beds, resources, and advocate for patient and team member safety, AdventHealth will limit the surgical care of patients to those whose needs are imminently life threatening, with malignancy that could progress or with active symptoms that require urgent care.As a result, by Monday, March 23, AdventHealth will:Postpone all non-time sensitive inpatient surgeries.Postpone all non-time sensitive outpatient surgeries.Postpone all non-time sensitive outpatient procedures in diagnostic centers.Patient safety, safety of the entire health care team and the ability to care for our community remain the tenets of this and all decisions. We will continuously evaluate these limitations to ensure all are safeguarded. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSAdventHealthCoronavirus updateVisitor Policy Previous articleAn afternoon in the garden, a siren, and the coronavirusNext articleCOVID-19 resource list for Apopka, including federal, state and local entities Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Animals on the Underground supports IFAW poster campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Promotional www.animalsontheunderground.com/merchandise.html Howard Lake | 17 April 2008 | News The Animals on the Underground website is selling limited edition IFAW campaign t-shirts, and will be donating 50% of the profits to IFAW. Animals on the Underground, the quirky website that finds and displays animal shapes spotted in the tube lines, stations and junctions of the London Underground map, is supporting a new poster campaign by animal charity IFAW. Advertisement Animals on the Underground supports IFAW poster campaign The IFAW campaign aims to help stop cruel seal and whale hunting and to support the continued ban on the ivory trade. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  94 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Baltimore meet-and-greet Candidates’ Night lifts progressive independents and socialists

first_imgProgressive and socialist candidates for Baltimore public office united at a Sept. 15 “meet and greet” session sponsored by the Baltimore Campaign for Peoples’ Power (BCPP). Speakers included Sharon Black, socialist candidate for president of the Baltimore City Council, who garnered over 8,000 petition signatures to get on the Nov. 8 ballot. Also speaking were Andre Powell, write-in socialist candidate for mayor, and Ian Schalkman, Green Party candidate for the City Council’s 12th District.Unable to attend but expressing support for the other candidates were Nnamdi Scott, Ujima Peoples’ Progress Party candidate for the 7th District, and the Rev. C.D. Witherspoon, running for president of the Baltimore NAACP.The outpouring of support for the candidates during the petition drive indicates how working-class and oppressed people are fed up with racism, police terror, unemployment and unlivable housing conditions. Sharon Black emphasized the importance of defeating Jack Young, current City Council president: “Young voted against the $15 minimum wage and says hard working Baltimoreans are worth only $11.50 an hour,” a raise not in effect until 2022.Black stressed that Young supports the Port Covington development in the West End, which is “a bad deal for poor and working-class people, increasing segregation and fueling racism.” Black pointed out, “Young has virtually abandoned the Eastside community to the big developers and Johns Hopkins Hospital,” displacing communities of color.Andre Powell spoke of the need for a socialist agenda and presented information about Workers World Party’s candidate for president, Monica Moorehead, and Lamont Lilly, the party’s candidate for vice president. Both Black and Powell are also members of WWP and have created the hashtag #Socialist4Baltimore to mobilize voter support.Powell also discussed the Peoples’ Power program for Baltimore, which includes demands for a $15 minimum wage with no “phase in;” jobs, not jails; an end to police terror; housing fit for human beings; relevant education for all; heat, water and light as a right; good health for all people; a Baltimore free of all forms of racism and bigotry; reparations and taxing the rich, not the poor; and peoples’ power through peoples’ assemblies.Rev. C.D. Witherspoon said that he stood in full solidarity with these demands, and as president of the Baltimore NAACP, he would work with the BCPP to promote and sustain these goals.Ian Schlakman, adamant about solving Baltimore’s deplorable housing situation, pointed out: “The City Council is working on behalf of big business rather than ordinary renters and homeowners. What is needed is both rent control and making the big developers contribute to a city-administered fund to develop affordable housing.” Schlakman also demanded shelter for the more than 3,000 homeless people on Baltimore’s streets and full services for the disabled, veterans, seniors and families in crisis.On his campaign webpage, Schlakman calls for funding community centers and building social bonds in neighborhoods; fighting for workers’ rights with a $15-an-hour minimum wage and “fair scheduling” legislation; supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in the struggle against racism in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore; and more public support and funding for local LGBTQ community centers.Nnamdi Scott is an organizer with the Ujima Peoples’ Progress Party, which has worked with both the Peoples’ Power Assembly and Workers World Party in fighting for social and economic justice and against police terror and racism. Maryland’s first Black, worker-led political party, the Ujima Peoples’ Progress Party has a program for African-American workers to free themselves from dependence on the Democratic Party and from the illusion that it represents social or economic justice or political enfranchisement for the masses of Black people.In a Real News interview with Jared Ball, an African-American journalist, Scott commented on electoral politics and the role of the Ujima People’s Progress Party: “In practice, it is a mass-based, multiracial approach. Black workers got together and said, ‘We are tired of not being represented.’ So Black workers lead a worker-based electoral party. It does not have goals and objectives that deny that other workers will benefit from the kind of things that we move forward.”Referring to the Democratic Party, Scott said, “We have two major parties in this country that agree on many of the assumptions about white supremacy, about capitalism and what people get the spoils of this economy. There are nuances between how [those two parties] want to achieve those goals.” (tinyurl.com/hl8cur2)For Black and Powell’s campaigns, see Facebook/Baltimore Campaign for Peoples Power. For Schalkman’s campaign, see ian12.com. For Scott’s campaign, see nnamdiscott2016.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

GEEK TO ME: User witnesses invasive attack in progress

first_img Twitter GEEK TO ME: User witnesses invasive attack in progress TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Previous articleWHO teams visits Wuhan food market in search of virus cluesNext articleAsia Today: China sees most monthly infections since March Digital AIM Web Support >> Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Question: Came to Destin, using Wi-Fi from condo building (every condo unit has own router, all have same password.) Hubby noticed someone “took over” his computer, visited different websites, etc. We actually saw the cursor move, etc. Husband hooked up with a VPN, and thought we had solved the problem, but it happened again today. Any suggestions? How do we get rid of this “hacker”?– Barbara V.Destin, Florida Answer: Wow, Barbara! To actually witness an attack in progress must have been uncomfortable, to say the least. But the fact that you actually saw the activity on your screen – including the movement of your mouse cursor – is rather telling in this case. I’ll get there, but I need to explain a few things so that all my other readers understand what we’re talking about. Readers, the VPN that Barbara mentioned is a Virtual Private Network. It is a way to extend the private portion of a network across a public network (such as your condo Wi-Fi, and the Internet). It makes your device (computer, phone, pad, etc.) work as if it is connected directly to the private network. This gives you privacy and anonymity by masking your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, making your activity virtually untraceable. Most such connections are also highly encrypted to provide even greater privacy and security. Now, Barbara, I believe the reason that the VPN isn’t helping you is because you essentially closed and locked the door after the bad guy was already inside. Knowing you were going to be using your PC on a publicly shared Wi-Fi, you probably should have installed the VPN before ever connecting. That would probably have halted this interloper at the door, or better yet, prevented him from ever seeing you in the first place. There’s two things about what I just said. First, I said “probably” and second, it’s already happened anyway. The former I said because I have no way of knowing how and when this person initially gained access to your computer. The Internet makes it possible for these cyber criminals to reach out anywhere in the world in real-time, so it could have happened before you ever left home. Then there’s the latter part, which is why you wrote in the first place: it’s already happened, so how do you rid yourself of this pest? To me, the defining characteristic of this event is that you’re able to see mouse actually moving, and see the activity occurring. That’s a highly unusual method of stealing computer resources. Usually, the “bad guy” doesn’t want you to know they have access, so they can take their time going through your files, stealing your personal information, and perhaps even installing software. Your attack has all the hallmarks of a careless teenager on a joy ride. By the way, it’s certainly worth saying that you should be far more worried about what was done to your machine when you could not see it, than when you could. You obviously have some sort of software running on your machine that’s giving this person access. This is typically referred to as “remote desktop” and is designed to give (legitimate) users remote control of a computer from a distance. I often use it to access computer resources at home when I’m away. It can be done through a phone, pad, or computer. Software such as this would not be stopped by your VPN, because it is doing exactly what it was designed to do – give a remote person access to the PC. There are a good number of these remote desktop apps out there these days, and many are free. Typical titles include SplashTop, AnyDesk, LogMeIn, GoToMyPC, Team Viewer, and Chrome Remote Desktop. These are only a few – there are many others. If you knowingly have one of these installed, change the access passwords, and double and triple-check to make sure the only remote users authorized are ones you recognize. It should go without saying that you should not be on the Internet when you make these changes, so you can be sure no prying eyes are watching. If you have not intentionally installed one of these titles, you should go through your installed software and remove any that you find. Until you’re absolutely certain you have the problem resolved (and perhaps even afterwards!) consider securing your computer when you’re not using it. Shut it down, or put it into hibernate mode so that the next dog who comes sniffing around won’t be able to get in. And if you see the cursor start to move on its own, or websites being accessed, take it off the Wi-Fi immediately. To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at ItsGeekToMe.co (not .com!) WhatsAppcenter_img Local NewsBusinessGeek to Me Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 31, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more

As Digital Gap Widens in Wake of Pandemic, ‘Masters of Change’ Will Define the…

first_img Pinterest As Digital Gap Widens in Wake of Pandemic, ‘Masters of Change’ Will Define the Future, According to Accenture Technology Vision 2021 WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 center_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness Twitter Technology Vision 2021 © Accenture WhatsApp Previous articleJames, Lakers, minus Davis, fend off Timberwolves 112-104Next articleWilliamson strong inside, Pelicans trounce Grizzlies 144-113 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more