The Warriors’ Klay Thompson gives ESPN brief bulletin on his contractual status

first_img— ESPN (@espn) February 14, 2019Thompson, as his … As great revelations go, this wasn’t the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In fact, it’s not much of a revelation at all.But it was newsworthy enough that the ESPN broadcast crew who worked the Warriors-Portland game Wednesday night felt they ought to share.”Klay Thompson told us before the game, unsolicited, that he wants to finish his career as a Warrior.”— @DavePasch on the broadcast 🔊⬆️ read more

Mumbai footover bridge near CSMT station collapses 34 injured 4 died death

first_imgMumbai foot over bridge near CSMT collapsesANIA foot overbridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station, which connects CSMT platform no. 1 (North end) with BT Lane near The Times of India building and Azad Maidan police station in south Mumbai, has collapsed on Thursday evening. At least 34 people have been injured, 4 people have died and several are feared to be trapped under the debris. The death toll is likely to rise. According to ANI, senior officials have rushed to the accident spot and injured persons are being shifted to the St George hospital and GT hospital. Traffic has been affected after a part of the foot overbridge near CSMT station in Mumbai collapsed. Commuters have been advised to take the alternate routes to their destinations. A team of the National Disaster Response Force has rushed to the accident site. As per initial information, 10-12 persons are feared to be trapped in debris. The fire brigade team has reached the spot and rescue operation is underway. The Ministry of Railways has said that the collapsed foot overbridge was constructed and owned by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). However, the Railway doctors and officials have been cooperating with BMC in relief and rescue operations.  Twitter/ANI Twitter/ANI Twitter/ANI Twitter/ANI Twitter/ANIlast_img read more

Govt hardly bothers about public sufferings BNP

first_img.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that flood victims have to endure immense sufferings as the government has “failed” to provide them with necessary relief materials.”It’s the government’s responsibility to stand beside helpless flood victims with adequate relief materials to assuage their sufferings, but it has failed to do so… Even, the PM is staying abroad, leaving people in immense sufferings,” he said.The BNP leader made the remarks while distributing relief materials among flood victims on the bank of river Teesta at Patikapara in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat.He said the current government is hardly bothered about public sufferings since it is not elected with people’s votes, reports news agency UNB.”We’re here with relief for you. Had our leader Khaleda Zia not been in jail she would have come here to distribute relief materials among you.”Fakhrul voiced concern over the killing of people in mob beatings over the fear of child lifting.”The fear of child lifting is prevailing as the law-and-order situation has collapsed. Law enforcers can’t ensure public safety since they’re busy eliminating BNP.”He also accused the government of not taking any effective step though the dengue situation has turned epidemic in the country.”Two doctors and a university student died of dengue. But they (govt.) are calling dengue outbreak as a rumour and not taking necessary steps.”The BNP leader also said the government has snatched people’s all rights in a bid to cling to power.”There’s now no rule of law in the country.”He said their chairperson Khaleda Zia has been kept in jail for 18 months unfairly in ‘false’ cases.”She’s now very sick, but not getting proper treatment.”Fakhrul urged BNP leaders and activists to unite people across the country against the current government, and wage a movement to free Khaleda and form a pro-people government through a credible election under a non-party administration.The party distributed relief materials among 2,000 flood victims in the district. Each family was provided with a packet of relief materials, including 8kg rice, 5kg potatoes, 2kg lentils, 2kg salt, one litre cooking oil, 500g sugar, one kg flattened rice, three packets of biscuit and three packets of oral saline.’Declare Kurigram a disaster area’ The BNP secretary general also visited the flood-affected areas in Kurigram and distributed relief among the victims.Talking to reporters while distributing relief in Araji Bhogdanga Government Primary School field in the district’s Sadar upazila, Fakhrul said Kurigram is the worst-affected area by flood this year. “We’d expected the government to announce the area as disaster one and stand by people. This is unfortunate that it has so far failed to stand by flood-hit people,” he said.The BNP leader said the attitude of ministers gives an impression that they are not serious about the sufferings of flood victims.”We’re here to stand beside you with our limited strength.”He demanded the government immediately announce Kurigram as a disaster area and supply sufficient relief materials for the flood victims.Later, Fakhrul visited flood-affected areas in Ulipur and Chilmari upazila and distributed relief materials.last_img read more

Visitors throng Surajkund

first_imgWhat’s the most spectacular thing about the popular ongoing Surajkund Mela? It just created history with the highest footfall recorded for a single day with 1,42,000 visitors on a single day on Sunday last week. This new milestone crossed all previous footfall records.The success of Surajkund Crafts Mela is credited to the availability of modern amenities of safe drinking water, clean environment, high maintenance of law and order, clean and hygienic public conveniences and efficient transport facilities with the due efforts of policing and security agencies, district administration and Mela Authority. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The area of the Mela now stands around 40 acres and ensures smooth and soaring movement of visitors. The year 1989 had a footfall of mere 1.75 lakhs while the year 2010 saw a whooping 7.54 lakhs of visitors in the Mela. The year 2011 saw a 20 per cent increase in the number of visitors as compared to 2010 and over the last couple of years, the numbers have been escalating.Surajkund Crafts Mela has gone beyond cultural amalgamation of various countries. The Mela has gone international this year with the participation of 20 countries. The Mela has been enriched by various foreign cultural troupes. It boasts of dedicated fan following who visit every year.last_img read more

Janata Parivar splinter groups coming together

first_imgIn the meeting, which was attended by JD (U) national president Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, consensus was reached on the merger of all splinters of Janata Parivar.According to sources, the unification will start after January 15 as the month of kharmas (inauspicious) will come to end on Makar Sankranti, which will be celebrated on January 14. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIWhile talking to reporters, after the meeting, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said, “The merger of Janata Parivar is on the cards. Today, we all met to discuss issues like flag and symbol of the proposed outfit.”“We had earlier taken a decision about merging our parties and Mulayam Singh was authorised to take the proposal forward. We sat together today in this regard. He will speak to the JD(S) president and INLD leaders and we will have a formal meeting,” Kumar said, describing their meeting as informal. While talking to Millennium Post, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said, “All  parties have agreed to the merger and the good news will come soon.”There are suggestions that JD (U) and RJD may merge before the grand merger of five parties as a prolonged delay may be detrimental to their interest in Bihar which is headed for polls later this year and they face a stiff challenge from a rejuvenated BJP.last_img read more

Signal to roll out a new privacy feature in beta that conceals

first_imgWorried about the privacy of your messages and chats? It’s about time you start considering the use of ‘Signal’. As if end-to-end chat encryption wasn’t enough, Signal is now rolling out a new feature in Beta that will further hide a sender’s “from” information and conceal their identity. The logic behind implementing this feature is simple- While the service always needs to know where a message should be delivered, ideally it shouldn’t need to know who the sender is. First, let’s understand how communication takes place traditionally, prior to exploring this feature. The traditional method of sending messages A Signal client sends a message by connecting to the service over TLS, authentication takes place, and the encrypted message contents are sent to the destination. The authentication process is supposed to: Validate the sender’s identity to help prevent spoofing and help the recipient understand who sent the message. Use the sender’s identity to apply rate limiting and abuse protection. The latest beta release is designed to further retain another piece of information of its users: who is messaging whom. Communication will now take place in 3 simple steps: The app will hide a sender’s information inside the envelope of an encrypted message using Signal Protocol. The sender’s “from” information will be removed from outside the message’s envelope. It will be replaced with a short-term certificate, containing the sender’s phone number, public identity key and an expiry time. This will be used to prove a sender’s identity. The whole envelope is encrypted again. Once the message is delivered, the recipient’s device will validate the certificate and decrypt the message as it normally would without exposing the sender’s identity at any point. In order to implement the new feature and still ensure authenticity of the sender the following have been included in the short-term certificate: #1 Sender certificates To prevent spoofing of messages, clients periodically retrieve a short-lived sender certificate, containing the client’s phone number, public identity key, and an expiration timestamp- thus attesting to their identity. Clients can include the sender certificate when a message is sent, and receivers of the message can easily check its validity. #2 Delivery tokens To take steps against abuse, clients derive a 96-bit delivery token from their profile key and register it with the service. The service requires that the clients prove their knowledge of the delivery token for a user in order to transmit messages to that particular user. Profiles are shared with contacts, other people or groups who users explicitly approve, and in conversations that they create. This allows delivery tokens to be seamlessly exchanged behind the scenes. Since knowledge of a user’s profile key is necessary to derive that user’s delivery token, this restricts “sealed sender” messages to contacts who are less likely to require rate limits and other abuse protection. Additionally, blocking a user who has access to a profile key will trigger a profile key rotation. #3 Encryption Signal Protocol is used to encrypt message contents end-to-end. The “envelope” containing the sender certificate as well as the message ciphertext is also encrypted using the sender and recipient identity keys. Signal has never retained much of users data. This was proved two years ago when the FBI demanded that Signal turn over all the data it had on one particular user. But the question is, with social media platforms being misused by criminals to post attack threats, will a feature like this make Signal a haven for unscrupulous elements? Does Signal also have a plan to tackle issues such as hate speech recognition on its platform? The Beta releases that support sealed sender will be rolling out over the next few days. Users are advised to update all of their devices to use this new feature. Head over to the Signal Blog for more insights on this news. Read Next Google Cloud Storage Security gets an upgrade with Bucket Lock, Cloud KMS keys and moreFirefox Nightly now supports Encrypted Server Name Indication (ESNI) to prevent 3rd parties from tracking your browsing history 90% Google Play apps contain third-party trackers, share user data with Alphabet, Facebook, Twitter, etc: Oxford University Studylast_img read more