Attawapiskat feast provides respite during week that saw 25 suicide attempts

first_imgAPTN National NewsMost of the media and politicians have left Attawapiskat.The community on the James Bay coast has been in the news because of a suicide crisis.This week, the federal government flew in mental health workers and the Ontario government promised $2 million a year to help.APTN’s Annette Francis is in the community now and has this report on how people are coping.last_img

ED attaches Rs 194 cr Delhi farmhouse in OP Chautala DA case

first_imgNew Delhi: The ED has attached a Delhi farmhouse worth Rs 1.94 crore of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala under provisions of PMLA in a disproportionate assets case, the agency said on Friday.The Enforcement Directorate had initiated its investigation based on a disproportionate assets case registered by the CBI, where the former CM had allegedly amassed over Rs 6 crore in assets, disproportionate to his known sources of income. The CBI investigation in the case revealed that between 1993 and 2006, in addition to Chautala himself, his sons Abhay Singh Chautala and Ajay Singh Chautala also continued to gather assets to the tune of Rs 119.6 crore and Rs 27.7 crore respectively, which was disproportionate to their known sources of income. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe ED said that its investigation further revealed that Chautala had acquired properties in New Delhi and Panchkula and also constructed a residential home in Sirsa, Haryana with money received from undisclosed sources. The agency has further accused Chautala of being directly involved in the acquisitions and that he had publicly presented these properties as untainted while declaring them in his election affidavit for Haryana Assembly elections in 2005 and 2009. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadWith this latest attachment, the ED has successfully attached Chautala’s properties amounting to the total proceeds of crime in the case. In April this year, the ED had attached properties worth Rs 3.68 crore belonging Chautala in Delhi, Panchkula, and Sirsa, whereas, in 2013, the agency had attached another of Chautala’s properties. The agency had filed the first chargesheet in the case against the former Haryana CM in July 2017 and this year filed a supplementary chargesheet. Chautala and his son Ajay are currently serving a 10-year jail term in a teacher-recruitment scam. The father-son duo was convicted by a trial court along with 53 others, including two IAS officers. While the Chautalas had appealed the trial court verdict twice, the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India had both upheld the trial court’s conviction in the case.last_img read more

Security Council condemns deadly attack on African Union base in Somalia

The United Nations today condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Mogadishu, which caused the deaths of 11 Burundian peacekeepers and injured 17 others on Sunday.“The members of the Security Council express their condolences to the families of the victims, to the people and the Government of Burundi, and to the African Union,” Ambassador Yukio Takasu of Japan, which holds the Council Presidency for the month, said in a press statement.“The members of the Council reiterate their condemnation of all acts of violence and incitement to violence against AMISOM” following reports of further attacks yesterday, he added.The 15-member body reiterated its commitment to supporting a strengthened AMISOM, which it said played a vital role in helping to bring peace and security to Somalia, and commended the Governments of Uganda and Burundi for their contributions. In its statement, the Council applauded the ongoing political process in Somalia that led to the expansion of Parliament and the election of a new president, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, who has made taken steps to “strengthen the political process and improve security.”Mr. Takasu said that “the members of the Security Council call on all Somalis to reject violence and extremism, to embrace peaceful means of resolving conflicts, and to support the government towards this goal,” stressing the body’s “determination to combat all forms of terrorism.” 25 February 2009The United Nations today condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Mogadishu, which caused the deaths of 11 Burundian peacekeepers and injured 17 others on Sunday. read more

Latest round of UNbacked Darfur peace talks resumes tomorrow in Qatar

17 November 2009United Nations-backed mediation talks aimed at bringing peace to the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur will resume tomorrow in Doha, Qatar, the world body announced today. This latest round of the talks will include the participation of Darfurian civil society organizations, including women’s and youth groups.Organized under the auspices of the African Union-UN Joint Mediator, Djibril Bassolé, the Doha talks present an opportunity for the Sudanese Government and rebel movements to negotiate and agree on common measures that would help push the peace process forward.Fighting has raged across Darfur since 2003, pitting the rebel movements against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen. An estimated 300,000 people have been killed in the region over the past six years and another 2.7 million people forced to leave their homes. The joint African Union-UN peacekeeping force in Darfur, known as UNAMID, has been deployed there since January 2008 to try to quell the fighting and protect civilians. read more

New York Times shares slide after warning on digital ads

NEW YORK — Shares of newspaper publisher The New York Times Co. slid Wednesday after the company said a key profit measure slipped, revenue missed Wall Street expectations and it warned of challenging times in digital advertising for the remainder of the year.The company continued to add digital-only subscriptions in the second quarter — it has been a media-industry success story in its ability to sign up significant numbers of new customers. It said that profitability declined because of its investments in its subscriptions business.It added 197,000 digital-only subscriptions, to its news service and also its cooking and crosswords features, bringing digital subscriptions to 3.8 million. The company has 4.7 million total subscriptions.Subscription revenue rose 3.8% to $270.5 million, and the company expects a similar increase in the third quarter.But CEO Mark Thompson said that digital advertising will be “somewhat more challenging” in the second half of the year because it follows large gains in 2018.In the second quarter, digital ad revenues rose 13.7% to $58 million. The company expects digital-ad revenue to drop in the third quarter. Print ad revenues, which have long been dropping, fell 8% to $62.8 million. Overall ad revenue rose 1.3% to $120.8 million.The New York Times Co. said overall net income rose 6.7% to $25.2 million, but a key profit measure that strips out tax and interest expenses slid 5.2% to $37.9 million.Earnings adjusted for one-time items came to 17 cents per share, topping Wall Street expectations of 15 cents, according to FactSet. Revenue rose 5.2% to $436.3 million but was short of Wall Street’s forecast of $440 million.The New York-based company’s shares fell $4.31, or 12%, to $31.27 in late morning trading. The stock had increased 60% since the beginning of the year._____Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on NYT at https://www.zacks.com/ap/NYTTali Arbel, The Associated Press read more

Despite high hopes responsibility to protect not yet fully operationalized – UN

Last year, the General Assembly’s informal interactive dialogue on the subject focused on an assessment of progress in the first decade of the R2P principle, he said at the meeting’s opening segment, noting that this year’s dialogue focuses on the obstacles to mobilizing collective action to prevent and respond to genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, and how such barriers might be overcome. The task of strengthening preventive strategies, providing timely and decisive response, preventing recurrence and renewing the institutional capacity to prevent and respond, is of the highest ambition, he said. “The plight of suffering populations and vulnerable communities requires no less,” he added. General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft addresses the General Assembly’s informal interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect. UN photo/Cia Pak The United Nations deputy chief said today that collective global action is needed to overcome barriers to implementation of States’ legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes – the principle known as “responsibility to protect” or R2P.“We have seen concrete implementation plans to make the ‘responsibility to protect’ a living reality,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said at a UN General Assembly interactive dialogue on the subject. In his remarks to the gathering, Mr. Eliasson flagged that he had served as President of the General Assembly in 2005, when the R2P principle was adopted by Member States. “This commitment was a signature achievement for the United Nations,” he said. Much of it was already embedded in the international human rights obligations of States, he noted. But subsequent events, such as unconscionable brutality against civilians around the world, have underlined the need to articulate and affirm this important principle and place it more prominently on the international agenda.“Sadly, we have yet to fully operationalize the responsibility to protect principle, agreed with such high hopes and expectations in 2005,” he said, highlighting points from this year’s report of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon which will be critical to overcoming implementation barriers.Sadly, we have yet to fully operationalize the responsibility to protect principle, agreed with such high hopes and expectations in 2005First, the Deputy Secretary-General pointed out, prevention must be taken more seriously. “The call for prevention is not a rhetorical call; it is a call to action to all States, organizations and other stakeholders,” he said Effective prevention requires foresight and serious analysis as well as constant attention, support and political will, he said, noting that it means integrating a prevention agenda into national, regional and international frameworks for action. It also requires additional institutional capacity, he added.Second, the Deputy Secretary-General observed, there is a need to be more effective in preventing the recurrence of atrocity crimes. The international community must support national authorities in addressing root causes and build or strengthen the ways to counter atrocity crimes – such as by inter-communal dialogue, reform of the security sector, and mechanisms for reconciliation and transitional justice. “The time has now come to seriously counter and confront crisis and potential crisis situations,” he said. “There are millions of people looking to the UN for help in time of dire need, conflict and distress. In the name of humanity and in the spirit of the UN Charter, we must not fail them.”Also addressing today’s dialogue was the current President of the General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, who recalled that, in a 2009 report, the Secretary-General proposed a strategy for the implementation of the responsibility to protect based on three equal, non-sequential, and mutually reinforcing pillars: the State’s responsibilities to protect; international assistance and capacity-building; and timely and decisive responses. read more

Winnie Mandelas former bodyguard jailed for threatening bouncer with meat cleaver

Winnie Mandela’s former bodyguard has been jailed after he brandished a meat cleaver at a bouncer in Portsmouth, as a court heard he had become traumatised by his memories of life in South Africa.Katiza Cebekhulu, 49, was part of the notorious Mandela United Football Club which guarded the anti-apartheid leader during the 1980s while her husband Nelson Mandela was in prison.Cebekhulu vanished a day before he was due to give evidence at Winnie’s 1991 trial for the kidnapping and beating of four youths – the youngest of whom, 14-year-old Stompie Moeketsi, was later found with his throat slit.Winnie was convicted of kidnapping and being an accessory to assault, and Cebekhulu became known as the ‘missing witness’.He came to Britain in 1999 after former MP Emma Nicholson, now Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, fought for his release from a Zambian prison.But now he has been jailed after brandishing a meat cleaver at doormen during a drunken altercation at a bar in Portsmouth. Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie after his release from prison in 1990Credit:Alexander Joe/AFP Nelson Mandela with his wife Winnie after his release from prison in 1990 “It is very easy for us to judge him on the values of this country we live in today and not that of 1980s South Africa. If you live in a certain culture, then you become a certain way.”  Prosecutor James Kellam told Portsmouth Crown Court: “It was substantial, a proper meat cleaver that was about seven inches long and three inches deep.”He was brandishing it at door staff. They courageously took it off him before he made off.”Cebekhulu, who lives in Portsmouth, admitted two charges of possessing an offensive weapon.Judge Michael Bowes QC branded him “dangerous” and sentenced him to 18 months in prison last week. Howard Barrington-Clark, representing Cebekhulu, said his client drinks to forget his troubled past and “dampen the pain” of the “unbelievable violence” he had witnessed.The solicitor added: “He has kept his nose clean for 15 years and then this happens. He has all the symptoms of someone with post traumatic stress disorder. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Stal Mielec takes the point in Plock

Plockstal mielecWisla Plock ← Previous Story Vardar beat PPD Zagreb in SEHA derby Next Story → Pavel Atman to Veszprem? The news from the Polish Handball league is when some of two TOP teams, Vive Tauron Kielce and Orlen Wisla Plock struggling to beat weaker rivals. One of the teams who made surprise is SPR Stal Mielec by winning a point in Plock last night – 25:25. That was the fifth match of the vice-champions in this season. In the first four total goal difference was +42.Orlen Wisła Płock – SPR Stal Mielec 25:25 (13:13)Orlen Wisła: Corrales, Wichary – Zelenović 6, Tioumentsev 4, Daszek 3/1, Syprzak 3, Ghionea 2/2, Racotea 2, Rocha 2, Nikcević 1, Pusica 1, Wiśniewski 1, Kwiatkowski, Montoro.SPR Stal: Nikolić – Adamuszek 6, Szpera 6, Janyst 4/1, Kostrzewa 3, Sobut 2, Wilk 2, Gliński 1, Krzysztofik 1, Chodara, Gudz.STANDINGS:1 Vive Tauron Kielce 5 5 0 0 176:128 102 Orlen Wisła Płock 5 4 1 0 172:130 93 Górnik Zabrze 4 4 0 0 121:106 84 SPR Stal Mielec 5 3 1 1 151:136 75 Gaz-System Pogoń Szczecin 4 3 0 1 130:116 66 Chrobry Głogów 4 2 0 2 104:98 47 MMTS Kwidzyn 5 1 0 4 137:156 28 Nielba Wągrowiec 4 1 0 3 97:123 29 Śląsk Wrocław 4 1 0 3 95:127 210 Zagłębie Lubin 4 0 1 3 112:125 111 Wybrzeże Gdańsk 4 0 1 3 103:126 112 KS Azoty Puławy 4 0 0 4 111:138 0 read more

Man Shot in Leg While Walking near CoreColumbia Intersection

first_img KUSI Newsroom August 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 12, 2019 Man Shot in Leg While Walking near Core-Columbia Intersection SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 53-year-old man was hospitalized Monday with a gunshot wound to his leg after he was shot near a Core-Columbia intersection, police said.It happened around 10:15 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and B Street, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.Two men were in an argument over a woman when one of the men pulled out a gun and fired two shots, hitting a 53-year-old man once in the leg as he was walking southbound on Sixth Avenue, Buttle said.The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injury, which was not believed to be life-threatening, the officer said.The suspect was described as a black man, believed to be 23-years-old, and was last seen wearing a black jersey with white letters, tan shorts and a black baseball hat, Buttle said,Detectives with the San Diego Police Department central division were investigating the shooting. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Longview GOP delegate says hell back Ron Paul

first_imgLONGVIEW — Longview’s Samuel Webb is headed to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer — but he won’t be supporting presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.Webb is an ardent Ron Paul supporter and is one of 10 Paul delegates and alternates headed to the August convention as part of the state’s 83-person delegation. He’s the only Republican delegate from Cowlitz County.He’d love for Paul to somehow emerge from the convention as the presidential nominee, but Webb said he also hopes to influence the party’s issues platform.“It’s not just about Ron Paul winning,” Webb said of what’s been termed the liberty movement. “It’s about American ideals like liberty and freedom and not losing those.”Webb, 35, is attending the convention as an alternate delegate, meaning he’ll step in on the floor whenever his assigned delegate is busy. He’s also heard that delegates and alternates often trade off duties to allow both people a chance to participate in votes.last_img read more

Baby suffocates after 2yearold brother tried to cuddle in crib

first_imgHOUSTON (WSVN) — A baby in Texas has died after police said his older brother crawled into his crib to cuddle, accidentally smothering the infant.Fox 26 reports the mother found her 2-year-old son sleeping with the baby in his crib Tuesday night. But after she took the toddler back to bed, she realized her 6-month-old baby boy wasn’t breathing.Houston Police said the older child apparently climbed into his baby brother’s crib to cuddle about a half an hour after the parents had their children go to sleep in separate rooms.According to KTRK, police said the toddler smothered the the baby in his sleep, calling it a “tragic accident.”The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, but told reporters it could take longer because of how young the baby was.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Murkowski Joins Democrats on Vote for Birth Control Coverage

first_imgA U.S. Senate bill requiring companies to cover birth control in employee healthcare plans failed a procedural vote today . Both Alaska senators voted for the bill, aimed at undoing the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of only three Republicans to vote for the measure, dubbed the “Not My Boss’s Business Act.” It fell four votes short of the 60 needed to proceed.Download AudioThe legislation would’ve restored a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires companies to provide workers with coverage for all legal forms of contraception. In the Hobby Lobby decision, the court allowed closely held companies to refuse birth control coverage on religious grounds.The case is seen as pitting a woman’s access to contraception against her bosses’ religious freedom. Murkowski chose the other side of the issue in 2012, when she voted for an amendment to allow any employer with moral objections to opt out of the requirement to cover birth control. A few days later, Murkowski told Anchorage Daily News columnist Julia O’Malley she regretted that vote and felt she’d let down people who’d believed in her.Murkowski issued a written statement today saying her vote is consistent with her long-held belief that women should have access to affordable birth control. She says she’s still seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act but doesn’t think access to healthcare services should be restricted in the meantime.The bill never stood much chance of passing, but Democrats hope the issue will help rally their base to the polls in November.last_img read more

Wipro Lighting wins award for excellence in product design

first_imgRepresentational imageWipro Consumer LightingWipro Lighting, part of Wipro Enterprises (P) Ltd., announced that it has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 for its lighting product – VERGE LED, in the product design category.VERGE LED is Wipro’s signature lighting product for modern work-spaces designed by the company’s industrial designer Prajakta Rokade. It blends in innovatively and captures the essence of any workspace. VERGE LED enhances the elements of the space it is going to belong, creating a unique volumetric lighting experience.”Design & Innovation is a way of life at Wipro. We are delighted to win this award, a testimony to our focus on innovation and encourages us to bring in more innovation and value to our customers,” Anuj Dhir, Vice President & Business Head, Commercial Lighting, Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting said.Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 is a well-regarded international design competition. For over 60 years, an expert team awards the seal of quality for good design and innovation to the outstanding designs of the year. This year, a jury of around 40 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists evaluated each individual product. The competition assessed 5,500 plus entries from 54 countries.Wipro Lighting, a part of Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting Group was started in 1992 to manufacture and market lighting products. It has a wide range of LED product offerings and profitable presence across application areas including modern workspaces, industries, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical firms, roads & highways and landscapes.Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting group (WCCLG), a part of Wipro Enterprises (P) Ltd, is among the fastest growing FMCG businesses in India. Wipro Consumer Care’s businesses include personal wash products, toiletries, personal care products, baby care products, wellness products, electrical wire devices, domestic and commercial lighting and Modular office furniture. It has a strong brand presence with significant market share across segments in India, South East Asia and the Middle East.last_img read more

Philippine troops kill 15 Muslim militants

first_imgAt least 15 pro-Islamic State militants were killed when Philippine troops launched air and ground assaults against a rebel bomb factory on Sunday, a military commander said.Air strikes and artillery pounded an area in the Liguasan marsh in Maguindanao, where the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) group had been making improvised explosive devices, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana.About 60 to 100 BIFF militants were in the vicinity when the assaults began before dawn, Sobejana said.“Fifteen were confirmed killed, 10 were injured and two others were captured,” he said. “We were able to destroy their main IED factory in southern Liguasan, and this is a big loss to them.”The military classifies the BIFF, which it say has 300 to 400 members, as a terrorist organisation, along with the Abu Sayyaf and Maute groups.The militants in southern Philippines have regrouped and were retraining and recruiting new members for future attacks after occupying the southern city of Marawi for five months last year, the military has said.last_img read more

Songs of the uncaged bird

first_imgThe exhibition which showcased works of art by 20 women artists from the prestigious collection of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), came to an end on March 20. Organised by The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and Ministry of Culture, Government of India, ‘Songs of the Uncaged Bird’ had a successful run for 11 days at NGMA’s Jaipur House.Women have stood by and contributed to all the areas of working in the making of society – be it, the social, economic, cultural and political. Among the historic landmarks, the reflections of the feminine in these power roles, both achievements and the hurdles on the road, were traced in the visual art practices. Thus, with this exhibition, National Gallery of Modern Art recalled the achievements of women artists who have contributed to the artistic landscape of the modern and contemporary period in India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWomen artists have explored and worked in many mediums, some even are the pioneers of the genres. The themes they work with are eclectic, beyond the feminine presence, but with the feminine sensitivity and rigour. Considering this, the whole body of work that the women artists in India have produced is immense. Keeping this in mind, this exhibition focused on some significant works of such women artists who have carved a niche for women in the field of visual arts to explore, innovate and contribute in the diverse visual languages of expression. Their visual modes may be subtle and simple, sometimes direct and bold, but the expressions are clear, loud and powerful. “It was a pleasure to recall the achievements of women artists who have contributed to the artistic landscape of the modern and contemporary period in India. I wish to thank Ministry of Culture, Government of India for supporting our endeavours and acknowledge the sincere efforts of the entire NGMA team towards the successful execution of this project,” said Adwaita Gadanyak.last_img read more

Artistic look at womanhood

first_imgSince time immemorial women have been playing significant roles in our society. They are nurturers, supporters, caregivers, and providers of the much-needed balance in our lives.In light of the above statement, an exhibition is being organised to highlight the crucial role played by women in our everyday lives. This group exhibition of veteran artists has been curated by Priyanka Banerjee which brings together exquisite artworks revolving around the theme of ‘Women and Femininity’. Overall, these paintings give a magical and transcendental experience to all the art lovers as they transport them to a different world altogether. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTitled Panorama-14, the art show is starting today (March 1 – 31, 11 am – 7 pm, at Vivanta by Taj, Dwarka. Artists like Dr Zaheda Khanum, Rubeena Husain, Meena Wason, Uma Bardhan, Uma Gupta, and others. The artworks of Archana Das are an impeccable blend of childlike innocence and adult-like wisdom. Uma Bardhan’s works are reflective of Bengal school of Art which showcases women doing their regular house chores. Meghna Agarwal depicts our symbiotic relationship with Mother Earth whose existence is getting jeopardised because of global warming and urbanisation. Uma Gupta uses water colour to commemorate the myriad faces of women. Her paintings are bright and striking. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDr. Zaheeda Khanum celebrates nature through her paintings. Tulika Kukreti depicts the beauty of womanhood through different geometric shapes and colours. The depiction of women in different mediums depicts Ritu Saxena’s superb command and expertise in artworks. Rubena’s colourful work has a surreal effect and is a pleasure for the eyes. The works of Mridul talk of empowerment through his black and white lady. Nilay Sarkar’s artworks speak tones about the magical effect that colours can have on our monotonous lives. The abstract works of Meena Wason display an unparalleled rhythm in colours and soothe the senses.last_img read more

Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to

first_imgEncryption is an important part of the whole securing-your-data package, but it’s easy to underestimate the amount of complexity it adds to any service or device. One part of that is the amount of processing encryption takes — an amount that could be impractical on small or low-end devices. Google wants to change that with a highly efficient new method called Adiantum.Here’s the problem. While encryption is in a way just transforming one block of data reversibly into another, that process is actually pretty complicated. Math needs to be done, data read and written and reread and rewritten and confirmed and hashed.For a text message that’s not so hard. But if you have to do the same thing as you store or retrieve megabyte after megabyte of data, for instance with images or video, that extra computation adds up quick.Lots of modern smartphones and other gadgets are equipped with a special chip that performs some of the most common encryption algorithms and processes (namely AES), just like we have GPUs to handle graphics calculations in games and such.But what about older phones, or cheaper ones, or tiny smart home gadgets that don’t have room for that kind of thing on their boards? Just like they can’t run the latest games, they might not be able to efficiently run the latest cryptographic processes. They can still encrypt things, of course, but it might take too long for certain apps to work, or drain the battery.Google, clearly interested in keeping cheap phones competitive, is tackling this problem by creating a special encryption method just for low-power phones. They call it Adiantum, and it will be optionally part of Android distributions going forward.The technical details are all here, but the gist is this. Instead of using AES it relies on a cipher called ChaCha. This cipher method is highly optimized for basic binary operations, which any processor can execute quickly, though of course it will be outstripped by specialized hardware and drivers. It’s well documented and already in use lots of places — this isn’t some no-name bargain bin code. As they show, it performs way better on earlier chipsets like the Cortex A7.The Adiantum process doesn’t increase or decrease the size of the payload (for instance by padding it or by appending some header or footer data), meaning the same number of bytes come in as go out. That’s nice when you’re a file system and don’t want to have to set aside too many special blocks for encryption metadata and the like.Naturally new encryption techniques are viewed with some skepticism by security professionals, for whom the greatest pleasure in life is to prove one is compromised or unreliable. Adiantum’s engineers say they have “high confidence in its security,” with the assumption (currently reasonable) that its component “primitives” ChaCha and AES are themselves secure. We’ll soon see!In the meantime don’t expect any instant gains, but future low-power devices may offer better security without having to use more expensive components — you won’t have to do a thing, either.Oh, and in case you were wondering:Adiantum is named after the genus of the maidenhair fern, which in the Victorian language of flowers (floriography) represents sincerity and discretion.last_img read more

A515 closed after lorry overturns

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major Staffordshire road is closed after a lorry overturned this afternoon (Saturday February 16). Emergency services are at the scene of the accident on the A515 between Yoxall and Kings Bromley on the border of East Staffordshire and Lichfield. The vehicle’s driver has been taken to hospital and the road is expected to remain closed for some time while the lorry is recovered – with traffic likely to experience delays in the area as a result. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said:  “Overturned lorry on A515 between Yoxall and Kings Bromley. “Driver taken to hospital for precautionary checks. Road will remain closed for some time to allow for recovery of the HGV.” Read More£500 of fuel stolen from lorry parked on Staffordshire layby   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive.last_img read more

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