TSA expands new procedure for inspecting large electronics

first_img In this Wednesday, June 29, 2016, photo, a pair of travelers, at left, walk through a TSA Precheck security line, while other passengers wait in line to be screened, in Terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone. Security officers will ask travelers in regular lanes to take all larger devices out of their bag and put them in a bin by themselves, similar to the screening of most travelers’ laptops. Officials say it gives X-ray screeners a clearer picture of the devices. The change won’t apply to Precheck lanes. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Officials say it gives X-ray screeners a clearer picture of the devices.The change won’t apply to Precheck lanes.The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the new procedure will go nationwide in the coming weeks and months. TSA has been testing it at 10 airports for more than a year.The Department of Homeland Security has been changing rules for electronics on international flights because of the threat that terrorists could hide bombs inside laptop or tablet computers. Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone.Security officers will ask travelers in regular lanes to take all larger devices out of their bag and put them in a bin by themselves, similar to the screening of most travelers’ laptops.last_img read more

Soccer Trust gives to Women Doctors Association

first_imgChairman of the PNGSCT, Sione Kami, said from the money, the WDA will be able to carry out on-site health and lifestyle awareness programs plus on-site screening at selected companies and government departments, or agencies who have been regularly taking part in the annual Charity Cup.He said a portion of this funding will also go towards open health and lifestyle awareness programs and screening for workers from both the private and public sector.A record K201,598.50 was raised from this year’s Charity Cup held in Port Moresby. The event continues to grow in popularity every year.last_img

James Yap climbs to 4th in all-time threes made, dedicates milestone to fans

first_imgBut it didn’t seem like he’s going to get it done after missing his first four attempts from long range to go scoreless in the first half.Despite his early struggles, Yap kept shooting and he eventually found the bottom of the net in the third period.Yap, widely-considered as one of the best players of his generation, finally eclipsed Hontiveros when he sank his second triple of the game at the 9:34 mark of the fourth quarter that pushed the Painters’ advantage to 23, 82-59.“It took a while for me to make a basket. In the first half, it kept going in and out,” he recalled.“Thank you to my teammates for their trust and of course, to the fans. This is for them.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs PBA semis: Hot shooting Painters torch Hotshots for 2-0 series lead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption James Yap. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—James Yap had plenty of reasons to celebrate on Sunday night.Not only did his team Rain or Shine go up 2-0 in its best-of-seven Philippine Cup semifinals series against Magnolia, Yap also hit another milestone.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US MOST READ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far View comments Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 37-year-old Yap climbed to fourth in the list of all-time career made triples with 1,138 surpassing Dondon Hontiveros (1,137), as per PBA chief statistician Fidel Mangonon.“I saw a tweet and I immediately reposted it. I just feel so blessed,” Yap told reporters in Filipino after the Elasto Painters blew out the Hotshots, 93-80, in Game 2 Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I never thought about getting this achievement but it just keeps on coming.”The seven-time PBA champion came into Game 2 needing just two triples to move past Hontiveros.last_img read more

Jason Cummings to be called up by Scotland for friendly

first_imgNottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings is to be named in the Scotland squad for the friendly against Netherlands at Pittodrie.Scottish FA performance director Malky Mackay is taking charge of the senior team for the challenge match, stepping in after Gordon Strachan’s time as manager ended. He will name his squad to face Dick Advocaat’s side at a media conference on Monday.Mackay has made several changes from the squad that played in the final two matches of the World Cup qualification campaign handing former Hibs striker Cummings his first call-up to the senior team amongst other changes.Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has been named in the squad and a trio of Aberdeen players have been selected for a match that will be played on their home ground. Kenny McLean and Graeme Shinnie have earned recalls, while on-loan Celtic attacker Ryan Christie gets his first call. Scotland have no competitive matches until the start of the Nations League in September 2018 and currently searching for a new manager following Strachan’s departure.last_img read more

Mark McHugh named player of the championship

first_imgKilcar’s Mark McHugh has been named the player of the year for this season’s Donegal Senior ChampionshipThe All-Star footballer will be presented with the 2017 Séamus Mac Géidigh Award at the annual Donegal GAA County Banquet and Awards night on Saturday in Letterkenny’s Mount Errigal Hotel.McHugh will be honoured for his consistently high performances for Kilcar this season, as they ended a 24-year wait to lift the Dr Maguire Cup.He was named man of the match in their county final defeat of Naomh Conaill.12 Donegal sports reporters, including Ocean FM’s Pauric Byrne, made up the selection committee for the award, under the stewardship of Damien Ó Dónaill from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.The award was inaugurated last year, and commemorates the much-respected Raidió na Gaeltachta broadcaster Séamus Mac Géidigh, who passed away suddenly in July 2016.Glenswilly’s Michael Murphy was the first winner of the award.last_img read more

Walt Disney World Preview — Week of June 16, 2018

first_imgShare This!We’ve got great news for Annual Passholders and some early booking for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. For your Walt Disney World weekly preview, read on!Special EventsSilver & Weekday Select Passholders: Your blockout dates have been lifted until June 29. Rejoice and get to the parks ASAP!Gold, Platinum, & Platinum Plus Passholders: Bring a friend or family member to Walt Disney World using a 1-day park hopper ticket for just $79 (plus tax). This offer runs until June 29.Annual Passholders are receiving special offerings now through June 29. These include a 20% discount at Hollywood & Vine (located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) and early access to purchase a Toy Story Land-themed MagicBand.Starting today, guests can book reservations for one of nine signature dining events during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. These events will be held at various restaurants around the World Showcase, and this festival runs from August 30 – November 12, 2018.Incredibles 2 is now playing in theaters. Now through September 3, meet Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Frozone, and Edna Mode at Magic Kingdom park. This is part of the Incredible Tomorrowland Expo, which is located at the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. WeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hours Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Liberty Square RiverboatEpcot:Kringla Bakeri og KafeHollywood StudiosToy Story Mania (Closed 6/11 – 6/19)Will you check out these Food & Wine events? Let me know in the comments!last_img read more

Microsoft Releases Interop Docs: Is This What Data Portability Looks Like?

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Features#Microsoft#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Microsoft is announcing this morning the release of thousands of pages of technical documents concerning its most prized software, with the stated goals of facilitating interoperability and data portability. Office, Sharepoint and Exchange are all covered in the documentation, which should make it easier for 3rd parties to write applications that can extract, read, write to and transform Microsoft-published user data.Is this what data portability looks like? Or are these steps just being taken to fend off legal challenges concerning unfair monopolistic practices? Does that matter, really, if the effect is the same?ContextNow that Bill Gates is gone, as of last week, a new era has officially begun at Microsoft. Skepticism runs deep, however, and no one is sure whether the giant company’s recent rhetoric about openness and a new light-weight future are for real. Insiders working to advance the community of standards based openness tell us that they are getting a better feeling from Microsoft than many armchair critics would lead us to believe is warranted. Some analysts have even begun to wonder whether the old tropes about Microsoft as closed and rival Google as open are as applicable today as they used to be.Still, we wonder whether releasing technical documentation about existing products is really a move towards data portability. It could be framed as another step to keep Microsoft, and its data protocols, in the center of the market. That’s where the company is right now, though, and the documentation being released does seem to allow 3rd party application developers a way to extend a hand to Microsoft customers in order to guide them out into the larger online ecosystem. This documentation may be necessary for Microsoft to play at all in the future of more usable applications. Opening up programmatic access to Microsoft user data is either a brave or necessary step to take.We also wonder how Microsoft’s data openness initiatives will relate to Live Mesh, the latest contender for the “future of Microsoft” crown.We look forward to reading more discussion about today’s announcement from the development community interested in leveraging Microsoft technical documentation.last_img read more

WikiLeaks, Anonymous & the Unfolding Cyberwar, 11 Days In

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting It’s been 11 days since the first batch of U.S. diplomatic cables was released by the online organization WikiLeaks.A lot has happened in those 11 days. Below is a recounting of the key events, issues and debates that have arisen. There’s enough going on that it’s almost sure to include some details you weren’t familiar with, dear reader, but we also invite you to correct the history we’re working on documenting as it unfolds.Cables Begin to Be ReleasedIt’s been 11 days since the first batch of U.S diplomatic cables was released by the online organization WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks is described on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia dedicated to a neutral point of view in all things, as “an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks.” WikiLeaks Coverage From ReadWriteWeb:Wikileaks Lets Loose “Global Intelligence Files” from Stratfor EmailsWikiLeaks May Move Servers to International Waters to Avoid Shutdown One Year After Cablegate Began, WikiLeaks’ Operations Still HandicappedTwitter, WikiLeaks and the Troubling New Implications For Online Privacy Having Ended the Iraq War, Wikileaks Runs Out of MoneyDid Google Hand a Wikileaks Volunteer’s Gmail Data to the U.S. Government? [Updated]Weekly Wrap-up: Wikileaks, Google Plus, Facebook and More…Wikileaks Takes Down the Head of Al Jazeera Launched in 2006, WikiLeaks has won numerous awards, from organizations like Amnesty International and The Economist magazine, for exposing human rights violations in other countries around the world.The newest documents, named Cablegate by WikiLeaks, are now stored on thousands of peoples’ home computers around the world and are being downloaded onto more from torrents every hour of the day. The first batch was indexed by the torrent search engine The Pirate Bay within hours of their release and can now be downloaded by anyone in the world in less than five minutes.The Complicated Arm of the LawJulian Assange, the intensely controversial leader of WikiLeaks is in a U.K. jail, held without bail for alleged sex crimes but possibly safer there than he would be free. Release of new documents continues daily; WikiLeaks claims to have released so far less than 1% of the cables in its possession. Of the more than 1,000 documents that have been released so far, 53% were unclassified by the U.S. government, with no security restrictions on viewing them; 40% were classified as Confidential, a security clearance held by more than 3 million people in the U.S. The remaining 7% of documents are classified as Secret, the second-highest security clearance in the U.S. government, behind Top Secret.The man allegedly responsible for passing these documents to WikiLeaks is in U.S. custody, but it’s not clear that WikiLeaks has committed any crimes by publishing the stolen documents.Doing Business With the Enemy, Or Not, Whoever They AreBusinesses around the Web have stopped doing business with WikiLeaks, from hosting its website to processing online donations for the organization. Thousands of anonymous people around the world have downloaded software to attack the websites of those businesses, in concert and under the direction of self-appointed and anonymous leaders. PayPal was taken down through brute force, Visa was down and is now back up, Mastercard is still down after nearly a full day, Amazon withstood the group’s attacks and now PayPal has become a target again.The group is fully permeable, recruited from social networking sites and trained in using the attack software in a dedicated chat room. Law enforcement, security researchers and journalists are known to have infiltrated the Anonymous online chat, but its members are practiced enough at remaining anonymous that they don’t seem to care.This morning a 16-year-old in the Netherlands was arrested for participating in the attacks. Apparently he wasn’t as good at being anonymous as the others have become and has reportedly confessed.The Anonymous communication infrastructure is hosted on a Russian server that claims to specialize in being impermeable to DDOS attacks itself, but the co-ordinators’ chat has been taken down several times throughout the past few days by anti-Anonymous counter attackers as well.Twitter and Facebook have shut down Anonymous accounts, but new accounts are created within minutes and publicized through the group’s chat room.One Big Distraction?Meanwhile, some have raised the concern that the crude, anonymous battle between Anonymous and businesses that have refused to service WikiLeaks threatens to overshadow the revelations made public in the diplomatic cables themselves.Those revelations include that U.S. diplomats have spoken candidly among themselves about:spying on international allies (after promising they weren’t)lying to the international press when asked if the U.S. military was involved in various conflicts around the world by saying that it was notbribing countries with things like presidential visits to convince them to take released Guantanamo Bay prisonerscovering up homosexual child sex trafficking by contractors in the huge corps of private military contractors augmenting the U.S. military around the worldand using blackmail-style leverage on parties in climate change discussions who seek more drastic action against global warming than U.S. negotiators support, among other things.Those items aren’t really news, many of the particular matters had been reported on months or years ago (i.e.). That the U.S. government is willing to engage in almost endless nefarious actions in defense of its empire is not news, either. Many of its own citizens support that. The news is simply that behind closed doors, U.S. officials explicitly plan the things that critics have long accused them of doing and now the documents are available to eyes around the world.The anonymous brute force attacks by 3,000 to 5,000 thousand volunteer botnet participants threaten to become the biggest part of the story because that’s what’s still unknown. Who will they attack next? Can they be stopped? Will their cloak of anonymity ever be lifted? What will the political consequences of these multiple layers of distributed identity and anonymity be (WikiLeaks, torrented files, DDOS botnets, Twitter, Facebook)? Will the end result be a more repressive global Internet regime? An Internet kill switch? Online anonymity outlawed? Licensing for journalists?Or will the global political order be remade? It could become more agile, more transparent, more accountable, more distributed, more contemporary, more egalitarian.No one knows for sure – but that seems to be where we stand right now.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Antique Wine, Free Tacos & Blacklisted Strippers: Quirky Things You Can do With TrackVia

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… david strom Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Analysis#enterprise It seems that the lowly spreadsheet can be used to do just about anything, apart from adding up columns of numbers. Spreadsheet abuse has been happening almost since its invention by Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston (who wrote Visicalc) in 1979. But since spreadsheets have gone online, people have come up with even more creative ways to use them. Today on TrackVia’s blog they have compiled their top ten most unusual applications, and some of them are quite quirky. We last wrote about them last summer when we compared online database tools.How about a talent agency that books exotic dancers? They are using TrackVia to schedule the dancers and track customer complaints. (I would like to see that spreadsheet!) Customers who are blacklisted (the mind boggles at what the reasons could be to get you on this list) and “special skills” of each dancer are also catalogued. Another user is a French museum, which has a spreadsheet listing over 8,000 bottles of historic wine, spirits, bottles and labels from around the world. And there is a Division 1 collegiate football team who uses TrackVia as an application for recruiting high school football players. Scouts use tables to track data for prospects such as height, weight, stats and SAT scores. Speaking of sports, a Colorado Rockies fan created an app for tracking when the team has its free taco days. His email account receives a post-game alert and a calculated field determines if the Rockies scored 7 or more runs. It yes, then an email is sent out to all his subscribers letting them know that the next day is a “free taco day.” What some folks will go through for getting free food.But TrackVia isn’t all about lap dances and free tacos. Lots of people use their tool for serious app building. The most common business apps they found include:Customized CRM/sales managementOperations, inventory or logistics trackingCustomer service and supportMarketing/project managementMoving spreadsheets from Excel to something elseThe company has found that the vast majority of its users are replacing an existing department spreadsheet or other app. last_img read more

Hazel Keech on husband Yuvraj Singh: Fierce should be his middle name

first_imgYuvraj Singh, who slammed his first ODI hundred in nearly six years against England in Cuttack on Thursday, has received rave reviews from his captain, former teammates and the indomitable Kevin Pietersen.Yuvraj, hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph, battled cancer and has been in and out of the team for nearly half-a-decade. Playing his 21st ODI since recovering from a rare form of cancer, Yuvraj hammered 150, his highest ODI score and added a record 256-run stand for the fourth wicket with MS Dhoni to give India the three-match series against England with one ODI still to be played. (Vintage Yuvraj Singh is back with a bang, slams 14th ODI hundred)But the compliment Yuvraj would cherish most came from his wife Hazel. The two had tied the knot in November last year in a glittering ceremony.Hazel, a Bollywood actor, lauded her husband for his grit and fierce attitude.The couple had also hosted a glittering wedding ceremony in Goa which was attended by Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and Rohit Sharma. While the first ceremony took place according to Sikh customs at a Gurudwara in Fatehgarh Sahib, which is 50 kms from Chandigarh, Hazel and Yuvraj tied the know this time in a typical Hindu wedding at a beach-side resort in north Goa.advertisementlast_img read more