KUSI revisits Turko Files Worst Street Ever

first_imgKUSI revisits Turko Files ‘Worst Street Ever’ Posted: May 10, 2018 Michael Turko, John Soderman, Shortly before KUSI’s Michael Turko retired, he dubbed a section of road in El Cajon as a “civic disgrace,” as in the absolute worst street in San Diego, featuring potholes that were more like craters.Related Story: Turko Files: Worst Street in Town!KUSI’s John Soderman was LIVE from El Cajon with an update on how things are looking now. Michael Turko, John Soderman May 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Momo is dead says artist who created creepy bigeyed sculpture

first_imgThe supposed “Momo Challenge” made headlines recently, with representatives of YouTube saying the company has seen no recent evidence of videos promoting harmful and dangerous challenges on its site.But when stories about the alleged challenge made headlines, they were almost always accompanied by an unnerving image of a dark-haired creature with enormous eyes and a huge mouth. Now the artist who created that sculpture says he’s destroyed the creation. The Sun gives the artist’s name as Keisuke Aiso, but the original gallery link lists it as Keisuke Aisawa.The artist confirmed to The Sun that he was inspired by the Japanese legend of Ubume, a woman who dies in childbirth and returns in changed form to haunt the living.Only one eye remains of the rubber model, and he plans to recycle that eye in another work.”(The sculpture) doesn’t exist anymore, it was never meant to last,” he told The Sun. “It was rotten and I threw it away.”The supposed Momo Challenge reportedly originated on the WhatsApp messaging platform in 2018, and recently there were reports it had resurfaced on YouTube in the UK, allegedly hidden inside videos that appeal to kids. Aiso’s creature is supposedly shown as the face of a character named Momo who issues a series of challenges, including harming themselves and others. Although UK police and schools issued warnings about the challenge, YouTube said it has no evidence the challenge has been hidden in videos.Aiso said he intended the character to be scary but never intended it should be used to hurt anyone.”It is a ghoul, about the death of a woman in childbirth, in a way its reason for being is to scare children, but it wasn’t supposed to be used in the way it has,” he said. “It was never meant to be used to make children harm themselves or cause any physical harm.”He also said the creation was rotting and “looked even more terrifying” when he threw it out, and that he’s received threatening messages from those who think he was somehow involved in the challenge.”I have no regrets that it is gone,” he said. Japanese sculptor Keisuke Aiso didn’t respond to CNET’s request for comment, but the artist told British tabloid newspaper The Sun he’s thrown out the artwork.”The children can be reassured Momo is dead,” he told The Sun. “She doesn’t exist and the curse is gone.”The original sculpture, called Mother Bird, shows a human-style head with long dark hair spread sparsely over the creature’s forehead, enormous round eyes, an oversized mouth and a flattened nose. The naked creature has the feet of a bird and not much of a torso. It was built in 2016 and displayed at Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo. Comments 4 Tagscenter_img ‘Shark stepping on a Lego’ photo goes viral; here’s the real story National Weather Service issues ‘small dog warning’ due to wind Bruno Ganz, whose Hitler scene from Downfall took over YouTube, dies at 77 More viral news Share your voice Online Digital Medialast_img read more

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke almost died after season 1

first_imgEmilia ClarkeHBO Asia Official TwitterBefore Emilia Clarke became a worldwide sensation after starring as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, she faced two threatening brain aneurysms. Emilia made some serious revelations and it has made many to think about the several brain diseases and how the actress opened up about something that almost took her life.Game of Thrones season eight is going to air in April and before the final season will wrap up, show’s main lead, Emilia Clarke, has revealed that she has undergone two brain surgeries in the last eight years. This is apparently the very first time when Clarke has opened up about the disease and how it affected her personal life.Emilia Clarke wrote for The New Yorker where she talked about the very first time she felt something inside her head. As per Emilia, while doing the plank exercise with her trainer, she felt that there was something that was squeezing her brain. When she tried to ignore it, the pain got severe to that extent when she had to crawl her way to the locker room.”I reached the toilet, sank to my knees, and proceeded to be violently, voluminously ill. Meanwhile, the pain shooting, stabbing, constricting pain was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged.”Emilia Clarke then went on to describe the process of her diagnosis and how she ended up going through a three-hour major surgery and even spent four days in the ICU. While talking about the subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), Clarke stated that it was caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain. Daenerys and Jon in conversation.Game of Thrones/ TwitterWhen Emilia Clarke woke up after the operation, she learned that the procedure had failed and she had massive bleeding. It was made clear to her that the chances of her survival were pretty slim if they did not operate on her again. The second time, the doctors went through her skull to operate. After spending roughly a month in the hospital, she felt like a shell of herself.”My mind has blocked them out. But I do remember being convinced that I wasn’t going to live.”What is Subarachnoid hemorrhage?Subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding into subarachnoid space — the area between the arachnoid membrane and the Pia mater surrounding the brain. The symptoms are — severe headache, vomiting, fever, and sometimes seizures. Several patients have reported having neck pain before the diagnosis.Subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs as a result of a head injury or spontaneously. The diagnosis can be determined by a CT scan of the head of done within the first six hours.Treatment for Subarachnoid hemorrhage is prompt neurosurgery or radiologically guilder interventions. British actress Emilia Clarke poses as she arrives on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film ‘Solo : A Star Wars Story’ at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern FranceALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty ImagesEmilia Clarke’s current health condition:As of now, Emilia Clarke is doing fine and focusing on her private as well as professional life. She is going to share screen space with Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Kit Harington in the last and final season of Game of Thrones, where she is going to portray the role of Daenerys Targaryen.last_img read more

Railways may introduce safety cess to raise funds for NRSF Report

first_imgThe Indian Railways is reportedly planning to impose a “safety cess” to mop up funds for its proposed Rs 1.1 lakh crore non-lapsable National Railway Safety Fund (NRSF) so as to upgrade its infrastructure to improve safety standards and avoid accidents.Even though the railway department is contemplating on seeking about 60% of the funds for the safety programme from the finance ministry, it is planning to raise the remaining funds from other measures including a cess.”Apart from the funds expected from the finance ministry, innovative methods would be used to generate resources,” a senior official told The Financial Express.”We may introduce a safety cess for a particular period and may tap the private market too,” the source added.In November last year, the Railway Ministry had formed a six-member committee to work out a blueprint for the programme including the identification of sources for fund generation and areas that need spending.The railways plans to use nearly 20-30% of the funds to upgrade rolling stock and setting up train collision avoidance systems. However, a significant part of the proposed fund will be used to build rail over bridges and under bridges, track renewals, elimination of manned and unmanned level crossings and repair of railway bridges.A proposal to set up a safety funds comes in the wake of rising number of accidents on its network. It saw 69 accidents between 1 April and 15 November in the current fiscal year. Earlier, then Railway Minister Nitish Kumar had introduced a railway safety fund with a corpus of 17,000 crore but it lapsed in 2008.In the four years to 15 November, 2015, accidents at “unmanned level crossings accounted for 38.9% of total accidents and 53.4% of total fatalities”. Currently, the public transporter has 19,407 manned and 10,440 unmanned level crossings on its network.”We have eliminated around 590 unmanned level crossings, closed 192 manned level crossings and constructed around 79 ROBs and 328 RUBs up to November,” a railway official said.last_img read more

Syed Ashrafs wife passes away

first_imgSyed Ashraful Islam with his wife Shila Islam. Photo: FacebookShila Islam, wife of public administration minister and ruling Awami League presidium member Syed Ashraful Islam, passes away after suffering from cancer at a hospital in London on Monday morning.She was 57.Syed Ashraf’s personal assistant AKM Sazzad Hossain, who is currently in London, confirmed this to Prothom Alo.Shila Islam was a born Briton and studied at the Metropolitan University and University in Nottingham in London.Syed Ashraf has one daughter, Lima Islam, currently working at London HSBC Bank.last_img read more

Trump may order temporary ban on refugees

first_imgDonald Trump. Photo: AFPPresident Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.Trump, who tweeted on Tuesday night that a “big day” was planned on national security on Wednesday, is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place.Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.In his tweet late on Tuesday, Trump said: “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!”The border security measures likely include directing the construction of a border wall with Mexico and other actions to reduce the number of illegal immigrants living inside the United States.The sources have said the first of the orders will be signed on Wednesday. With Trump considering measures to tighten border security, he could turn his attention to the refugee issue later this week.Stephen Legomsky, who was chief counsel at US Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Obama administration, said the president had the authority to limit refugee admissions and the issuance of visas to specific countries if the administration determined it was in the public’s interest.“From a legal standpoint, it would be exactly within his legal rights,” said Legomsky, a professor at Washington University School of Law in St Louis. “But from a policy standpoint, it would be terrible idea because there is such an urgent humanitarian need right now for refugees.”The Republican president, who took office last Friday, was expected to sign the first of the orders at the Department of Homeland Security, whose responsibilities include immigration and border security.On the campaign trail, Trump initially proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, which he said would protect Americans from jihadist attacks.Both Trump and his nominee for attorney general, US Senator Jeff Sessions, have since said they would focus the restrictions on countries whose migrants could pose a threat, rather than placing a ban on people who follow a specific religion.Many Trump supporters decried former president Barack Obama’s decision to increase the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States over fears that those fleeing the country’s civil war would carry out attacks.Legal Challenges PossibleDetractors could launch legal challenges to the moves if all the countries subject to the ban are Muslim-majority nations, said immigration expert Hiroshi Motomura at UCLA School of Law. Legal arguments could claim the executive orders discriminate against a particular religion, which would be unconstitutional, he said.”His comments during the campaign and a number of people on his team focused very much on religion as the target,” Motomura said.To block entry from the designated countries, Trump is likely to instruct the State Department to stop issuing visas to people from those nations, according to sources familiar with the visa process. He could also instruct US Customs and Border Protection to stop any current visa holders from those countries from entering the United States.White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday that the State and Homeland Security Departments would work on the vetting process once Trump’s nominee to head the State Department, Rex Tillerson, is installed.Other measures may include directing all agencies to finish work on a biometric identification system for non-citizens entering and exiting the United States and a crackdown on immigrants fraudulently receiving government benefits, according to the congressional aides and immigration experts.To restrict illegal immigration, Trump has promised to build a wall on the US-Mexico border and to deport illegal migrants living inside the United States.Trump is also expected to take part in a ceremony installing his new secretary of homeland security, retired Marine General John Kelly, on Wednesday.last_img read more

Time is Now for Md Second Chance Act

first_imgDel. Jill P. Carter (D) and Sen. Christopher Shank (R) . (Courtesy Photos)The Maryland General Assembly is on the precipice of passing stronger shielding protections for persons with misdemeanor criminal records. Sen. Christopher Shank (R) and Del. Jill P. Carter (D) shared this news with an audience during a recent forum on shielding and expungement protections.At the forum, “How Long Is Too Long,” held at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Jan. 12, a panel of experts, including Shank and Carter, discussed the pros and cons of shielding and expungement protections for persons with criminal convictions. Shielding laws hide past criminal convictions from persons conducting background checks, while expungement wipes the convictions from their record.The Maryland Second Chance Act, which would shield certain misdemeanor criminal convictions from background checks after a specified period, comes before the legislature this session. Shank and Carter expressed optimism about its passage in the 2015 General Assembly.Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, spoke at the forum about the consequences of a criminal conviction that go beyond any court ordered sentence. “When the judge says, ‘I’m sentencing you to do five years in prison,’ he or she doesn’t say that I’m going to limit your right to receive public benefits, or live in public housing, or your right to vote for periods of time, or anything like that. Nobody in the courtroom talks about that, but that in fact is what’s happening,” Mauer said.Mauer called these consequences a “life-long sentence,” and noted that communities of color and the poor are disproportionately affected.Shank said, explaining his support for the Second Chance Act, we have to rethink our approaches to criminal justice, citing high costs to the state with limited results. “We spend over a billion dollars a year [on corrections in Maryland]. That is a lot of money. That is more money than we spend on higher education in this state, it’s crowding out a lot of other spending, and our recidivism rate is still hovering around 40 to 45 percent in this state. So if I am true to my [fiscal conservative] principles . . . I would say that continuing to spend a billion dollars and then seeing this rate of recidivism means that we should be doing some things a little bit differently,” Shank said.Shank said a study showed that the risk a convicted person will commit certain crimes again matches the risk of the general population after a certain amount of time. He said this information drives his support for shielding protections for those crimes after an allotted period.Carter said while the General Assembly prides itself for being a progressive institution, it has not been progressive on criminal justice matters. This is why she believes it is important to support an incremental change – like the one the Second Chance Act represents – when one might prefer a bill, for example, that did not require a waiting period before records eligible for shielding or expungement.“We’re talking about a legislature that still has not allowed persons to expunge non-convictions [arrests not resulting in convictions]. Given that, I think we have to push forward very forcefully, but I think we have to consider some kind of a wait-period. I know how far we have been from expanding expungement and how difficult it’s been to even get [the Second Chance Act] passed, which [shields] minor, misdemeanor convictions, of little to no consequence that really probably shouldn’t be convictions that bar people from opportunities anyway,” said Carter.last_img read more

BGU security team says vulnerability found in Samsung Knox

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Citation: BGU security team says vulnerability found in Samsung Knox (2013, December 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-bgu-team-vulnerability-samsung-knox.html 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. Pentagon clears use of Samsung’s devices More information: in.bgu.ac.il/en/Pages/news/samsung_breach.aspxcenter_img An alleged vulnerability in the container design is what caught the security researchers’ attention. The researchers said they believe the alleged breach “enables easy interception of data communications between the secure container and the external world including file transfers, emails and browser activity.” The vulnerability was uncovered by Mordechai Guri, part of a research team at the Cyber Security Labs, discovered during an unrelated research task. A BGU report posted Tuesday presented details of the findings: “The Knox architecture features a regular phone environment as well as a secure container that is supposed to add security protection to the phone. All data and communications that take place within the secure container are protected and even if a malicious application should attack the non-secure part all the protected data should be inaccessible under all circumstances. However, the newly found breach can be used to bypass all Knox security measures. By simply installing an ‘innocent’ app on the regular phone (in the non-secure container) all communications from the phone can be captured and exposed.” Guri said, “We are also contacting Samsung in order to provide them with the full technical details of the breach so it can be fixed immediately.” The university’s Cyber Security Labs have been conducting research on mobile device security as well as network security for seven years. Samsung, according to the WSJ report, said it was looking into the allegations, and takes all security vulnerability claims seriously. The WSJ report said that a Samsung spokesperson, however, noted that the BGU lab’s breach of the system appeared to have been carried out on a device that was not fully loaded with the extra software that a corporate client would use in conjunction with Knox. (Phys.org) —Israeli researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) said a security flaw was discovered by a team member, a PhD student, and that this vulnerability could enable interception of data on Samsung mobile devices based on the Knox architecture. The discovery of the alleged security flaw was reported earlier this week in The Wall Street Journal,. Fundamentally, the BGU discovery report involves Samsung Knox, which the South Korean giant announced earlier this year as a secure platform solution in mobile architecture for BYOD business environments, providing security hardening from the hardware through to the application layer. Knox is a container solution for separating business and personal use of a mobile device, in step with the Samsung For Enterprise (SAFE) program, to promote the readiness of Samsung devices for enterprise use. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Rep Lauwers Roadside saliva test eliminated from drugged driving bills

first_imgMichigan State Police Sgt. Dewayne Gill answers a question during committee testimony for House Bills 5383-85.  Also testifying, from left, are state Rep. Dan Lauwers, St. Clair County Deputy Sheriff Dave Ferguson, and Kenneth Stecker of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.Legislation to protect Michigan motorists from repeat drugged drivers will not include the use of a roadside saliva test for controlled substances under legislation amended this morning by the House Judiciary Committee.House Bills 5383-85, introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers, help keep dangerous motorists off Michigan streets by ensuring immediate jail time for repeat offenders and better communication between law enforcement agencies.“The purpose and intent of these bills has always been to improve communication between law enforcement agencies and protect motorists from repeat drugged drivers,” said Lauwers, R-Brockway Township.  “We listened to the concerns about the saliva test, and made the bills even stronger and more effective.  The ultimate goal of these measures has not changed.  We want to make our roads safer for Michigan motorists.”Under the legislation, the state Legislature must now separately authorize a pilot program conducted by the State Police before a roadside saliva test could be used in Michigan.  The pilot program would have to be tested for at least three years in five counties.The legislation also places a conditional bond on drivers who are arrested for operating under the influence of drugs, puts the bond into the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN), and requires drugged motorists to be given a permit license similar to a drunken driving offense.“Police officers would be able to easily identify repeat drugged drivers with this paper permit, much in the same way repeat drunken drivers are identified,” Lauwers said.  “It’s a common-sense way to make sure repeat drugged drivers are no longer able to harm other motorists or themselves.”St. Clair County Deputy Sheriff Dave Ferguson, who is specifically trained to evaluate and detect drugged drivers, testified before the committee along with Michigan State Police Sgt. Dewayne Gill and Kenneth Stecker of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.The bills remain under consideration in the House Judiciary Committee. 08May Rep. Lauwers: Roadside saliva test eliminated from drugged driving bills Categories: Lauwers News,Lauwers Photoslast_img read more

Rep Price honors first woman Native American in state House

first_img08Dec Rep. Price honors first woman, Native American in state House Categories: News LANSING – State Rep. Amanda Price honored the life of Cora Belle Reynolds Anderson, the first woman and Native American to serve in the state House of Representatives, during a portrait dedication ceremony today.Rep. Price, R-Park Township, highlighted Anderson’s education and professional background beyond her tenure in the state House in 1925-1926.“She was clearly a unique and special individual, so she deserves recognition,” said Rep. Price. “Besides being the first woman and Native American to serve in the state House, Cora Belle also continued to teach when she was married. We may not think that was unusual today, but it was at that time.”A L’Anse native, Anderson was elected by the “Iron District” of Baraga, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties in 1924. During her tenure in Lansing, she continued a lifelong focus on education, agriculture and public health.Today’s event included speeches from House Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, and Capitol Historian Valerie Marvin with Gary Randall, Clerk of the House of Representatives, serving as master of ceremonies. The new portrait will reside in the House Office Building, which was dedicated in Anderson’s name in 2000.last_img read more

Russian telco ERTelecom ended June with 45 milli

first_imgRussian telco ER-Telecom ended June with 4.5 million subscribers.The telco added 600,000 new customers in the first half of the year, increasing the subscriber base by 15%. Out of the total number of new connections, 28% subscribers signed up to telecom services for the first time, while 72% switch over from other providers.last_img

France Télévisions director of news Michel Field h

first_imgFrance Télévisions director of news Michel Field has resigned amid a crisis enveloping the French public broadcaster.Field’s departure comes amid protests by the pubcaster’s editorial team against the decision by France Télévisions to replace David Pujadas, the long-term presenter of the flagship 20:00 evening news show, with Anne-Sophie Lapix, formerly presenter of a show on France 5.The broadcaster’s journalists sharply criticised Field for writing a column in the daily Libération in which he criticised aspects of the broadcaster’s conduct during the recent presidential election.The broadcaster’s journalists have also separately criticised director-general, Delphine Ernotte, who had earlier told Le Parisien that the time was right to give the news show a makeover and denied there was any political motivation for the change.France Télévisions’ journalists have also criticized Ernotte for publicly giving a kiss on the cheek to President Emmanuel Macron’s wife Brigitte just ahead of the presidential debate between Macron and Front National leader Marine Le Pen, before the second round of the presidential election.The image of Ernotte kissing Brigitte Macron was widely circulated by the Front National as evidence of complicity between the public broadcaster and the Macron campaign.Field was appointed by Ernotte to head up the broadcaster’s news service in 2015. He was heavily involved in the director-general’s pet project, the launch of multimedia news service France Info.last_img read more