Revenue for State agencies on downward spiral – Ali

first_img2018 Mid-Year report…projects $22.8B deficit for public entitiesThe 2018 Mid-Year report, which was laid in the National Assembly, is characterised by disturbing projections for important public enterprises. This is according to Opposition Member of Parliament Irfaan Ali.According to Ali in a statement following the document’s release, a number of such enterprises have had their projected income revised downwards, thus reflecting a worsened financial status than expected. His examples included the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), two of the agriculture sector’s most important public enterprises.“Failed public enterprises are the hallmark of incompetence and mismanagement,” Ali stated. “GRDB now projects to post a deficit of $279.5 million for this fiscal year, in stark contrast to the budgeted $8.5 million surplus that was projected.”“Guyana Post Office Corporation is expected to record an overall deficit of $25.9 million for 2018, against a budgeted surplus of $0.8 million. Revenues are anticipated to decline by $41.9 million, while operating expenses and capital expenditures are expected to increase by $4.1 million and $11.1 million, respectively,” Ali also noted.When it comes to the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), Ali noted that this entity is now projected to record a deficit of $9 billion, down from $5.5 billion that was initially projected by Government.A downward projection also holds true for the Guyana National Printers Limited (GNPL), which anticipates ending 2018 with a deficit of $77.8 million. This is a reduction from a budgeted surplus of $3 million, as total revenues are anticipated to be $3 million below budgeted and total expenditures, $81.6 million above.“GuySuCo now anticipates closing the fiscal year with a deficit of $11.5 billion, a worsening from the budgeted deficit of $5.2 billion that was previously projected by the Honourable Minister,” Ali also noted.“Further, in Budget Speech 2018, (Jordan) projected an overall deficit of $10 billion for all public enterprises, down from $12.9 billion that was recorded in 2017. This, however, in 2018 Mid-Year report, was revised to a whopping $22.8 billion deficit, by end 2018. To finance this deficit, $21.5 billion is anticipated to be sourced domestically, up from $7.8 billion that was originally projected.”SectorsInterestingly, the Mid-Year report admits that “weak institutions within Government continue to hamper the quality and delivery of Government programmes. Institutional strengthening has been identified as a priority for budget agencies to accelerate across all sectors.” And the strength of these institutions is not helped by revenue loss from the sectors they oversee.Despite the economy growing by 4.5 per cent in the first half of 2018, the report notes that traditional sectors, such as sugar and rice, have seen decline in their performances, with contractions of 30.6 and 3.8 per cent respectively.The gold sector also suffered a decline of 9.1 per cent. This is equivalent to a decrease of 288,114 ounces in gold declaration. The report also revealed that this represented a 19.4 per cent shortfall.However, despite these issues, the report indicated that growth in the economy was more broad-based than in 2017, with robust performances in the agriculture, fishing and forestry sectors of 3.4 per cent. Other crops, fishing, livestock and forestry industries all experienced growth over the same period, with the latter two growing by a commendable 29.1 per cent and 18.1 per cent respectively.Growth of 8.2 per cent was also recorded in the services sector, and 13.4 per cent in the construction sector. This significant increase in the construction sector is attributed to higher building imports by 24.7 per cent.Meanwhile, production in the bauxite industry reached its highest level since 2013, surpassing 2017 by 21.1 per cent. This has led to a revision of the forecast growth of the industry upward from 23.3 per cent to 29.9 per cent. There was also growth in other mining of 31.2 per cent, driven by the production of diamonds and other stones, which increased by 13.3 per cent and 45.5 per cent respectively.In addition to that, the Government has also revised its growth rate for 2018 to 3.7 per cent, which is close to the initial rate of 3.8 per cent.last_img read more

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Smug Arsenal fans react to Newcastle ending Chelsea’s ‘invincible’ run

first_imgChelsea’s unbeaten run has come to an end at St James Park thanks to a brace from Papiss Cisse, condemning Jose Mourinho to another defeat in Tyneside.The result means Arsenal remain the only side in England to go through a whole Premier League season unbeaten, and it is safe to say that the Gunners faithful are pleased to see the result.Check out some of the best reaction from Twitter below. Arsenal celebrate their unbeaten season 1last_img

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GOVERNMENT SLAMMED FOR NOT FAST-TRACKING REPORTS INTO DONEGAL FLOODING

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has hit out at the Minister for the Office of Public Works Simon Harris, for refusing to fast-track a number of vital reports into flooding in the Letterkenny and Ramelton areas.Charlie McConalogue TDIt has been revealed in correspondence to Deputy McConalogue that the OPW does not plan to publish its findings and recommendations on flooding in the Ramelton and Letterkenny areas until the second half of 2016.The Donegal TD said, “The reports and studies that the OPW have commissioned will essentially advise what can be done to prevent flooding in these areas in the future. However the timelines outlined by the Minister are completely unacceptable and are essentially pushing any works even further down the road, until after the General Election. This leaves the communities of Letterkenny and Ramelton at risk of flooding this winter and next without any contingency plan in place. “The flooding of the past few years remains fresh in the memories of people whose homes and businesses were damaged by the high water. Letterkenny General Hospital was plunged into complete disarray on two separate occasions in 2013 and 2014 as heavy rainfall flooded the Emergency Department, forcing it to close. Meanwhile, in Ramelton, the local community centre was all but destroyed, and a number of homes were badly damaged by the floods.“The threat of flooding remains all too real for these communities and will not be lessened until some preventative works are completed. These fears are not unfounded given the fact that this flooding has been a characteristic of the past two years. However, Minister Harris’s refusal to fast-track the relief works will effectively condemn these communities to more flooding over the next number of years. Donegal County Council has essentially been left at a standstill, unable to proceed with any works until the recommendations of the OPW reports are published.“It is simply unacceptable that the Minister is aiming for a target date some time in mid-late 2016. Urgent action is required to ensure that proper flood defences are put in place to protect against future flooding. This work cannot begin until the council receives these recommendations. It is essential that these works are carried out without delay so that these communities can be protected from future floods”.GOVERNMENT SLAMMED FOR NOT FAST-TRACKING REPORTS INTO DONEGAL FLOODING was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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143km Coleraine speedster fails to appear at Letterkenny court

first_imgA Colerane man clocked doing 143km on the dual carraigeway outside Letterkenny failed to appear in court this week.27-year-old Dean Robert Doherty, from 4 Newbridge Park. Coleraine was due before Letterkenny District Court charged with the offence, which occurred on June 18, 2016. Garda Gallagher was operating a speed check at Rossbracken, on the dual carraigeway, at 1.20am on the date in question.A black Nissan Navara, being driven by Doherty, registered 143km, in a 100km zone.143km Coleraine speedster fails to appear at Letterkenny court was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Real Madrid preparing eye watering offer for Eden Hazard

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 LATEST CHELSEA NEWS silverware 2 gameday cracker possible xi Ronaldo’s move to Juventus thrilled fans in Italy Although he said he is happy at Chelsea, he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for a long time and according to the Mail, the Champions League winners will now formalise their interest.Since arriving from Lille in 2012 for £32m, Hazard has become one of the club’s most important players, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.His displays at the end of the 2014/15 title winning season also brought him individual glory as he won both the Football Writers and Players’ Player of the Year awards. possible standings How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? tense shining Hazard, who captained Belgium to a World Cup semi-final has two years left on his current deal.Chelsea have been trying to persuade the 27-year-old to sign improved terms for around a year and are willing to give him the most lucrative contract in their history worth around £300,000 a week.However, he is aware it could be his last big one and explained he is therefore considering a number of factors, one of which is Chelsea’s ambition.“I’m waiting for new players next season. I want good players, because I want to win the Premier League next season,” he said in May. Real Madrid are believed to be preparing a £150million bid to bring Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu.In the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s £99m move to Juventus, the Liga side are looking for a new star, with the Chelsea man a reported key target. REAL DEAL Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star smart causal Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

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New plan for Queen Mary

first_imgLONG BEACH – When David Arden first visited the Queen Mary in spring 2004, he was smitten. The 54-year-old Briton with a colorful past in music management had seen attractions before. But this one, he says, was different. “I went down and had a look, and it was like being hit by a bloody thunderbolt,” Arden says. “It was just the image of it, the potential.” What he saw was a chance to turn the Queen Mary into what he describes as “a cultural and entertainment center for Long Beach.” The bankruptcy case of Queen’s Seaport Development Inc., which runs the city-owned ship, may have opened that door. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Late last month, the company chose a bid by Arden and partner Michael Adler, a Woodland Hills-based real-estate investor, to pay off the company’s debts, take over the ship’s long-term lease and develop its surrounding 55 acres. The deal still requires bankruptcy court approval. But if negotiations pan out, Pacific Queen Holdings – as Arden and Adler call their venture – would have a dramatic stake in the future of the Long Beach icon. For Arden, that future involves a vision of turning the city’s most unique piece of real estate into a hub for theater, music and other forms of entertainment, as well as preserving its history. “Whatever development goes on around the ship, it will be in keeping with the ship, it will be in harmony with the ship,” he says. “That’s why I think our group is different than anyone else.” Arden’s entertainment roots are deep. His sister is Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker-turned-TV-personality Ozzy Osbourne. His father, Don Arden, founded the Jet record label and managed the careers of ELO, Osbourne’s Black Sabbath and other groups. The elder Arden, infamous in the music industry for his aggressive tactics, was once dubbed the “Al Capone of Pop.” “(He) was literally adored or hated and feared,” David Arden says. “And it was 50-50.” The younger Arden grew up around the musicians his father managed. Gene Vincent, who sang “Be-Bop-A-Lula,” taught him to swim. David Arden went on to work for Jet and helped manage the 1980s pop group Air Supply. In the mid-1980s, he became part of the Jet lore when he served six months in a British jail for his role in an alleged assault on a Jet records accountant, a crime he denies committing. His father was acquitted on similar charges. Sony Music later bought Jet records, and Arden has since taken on a variety of projects, including help with his sister’s recent talk show. His latest gig has been as a musical consultant for the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” show on A&E. He splits his time between Los Angeles and London. But with the Queen Mary project he envisions, he plans to stay in the United States for good. “America is the country that really invented promotion,” he says, “but nobody’s really shouted the case for the Queen Mary.” Arden’s shot at the Queen Mary comes courtesy of the QSDI bankruptcy case, which began in March. QSDI holds a 66-year lease with the city to operate the ship and develop its surrounding area. The latter prospect has proved elusive for several operators since the ship landed in Long Beach in 1967. The Walt Disney Co. even walked away from a proposal to develop the DisneySea theme park in the early 1990s. QSDI has operated the ship since 1995. A development dispute of sorts is also responsible for the company seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The city says QSDI took nearly $5 million in inappropriate rent credits since 2001 for work that was supposed to spark development around the ship. QSDI officials say the credits were allowed under the lease. Last month, Pacific Queen Holdings beat out four other bidders for the right to get the company back on track. But before a bankruptcy judge can consider the group’s $35 million proposal, the group is seeking a more specific agreement with the city, a Northern California lender that has invested nearly $25 million into QSDI, and Joseph Prevratil, QSDI’s president and CEO, among others. In addition, a QSDI minority shareholder that submitted a bid of its own intends to have a say. The company, Bandero LLC, says it bought the development rights to the property in 2003 from QSDI, although the issue has yet to be settled in court. Regardless, city and ship officials say the Pacific Queen Holdings proposal is the only one on the table. Jason Gewirtz, (562) 499-1373 jason.gewirtz@presstelegram.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Old forage gets a new life

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A forgotten forage grass imported from Europe in the 1800s could soon be helping to boost cattle and dairy production. The grass, which has adapted well to parts of the Upper Midwest, has been released by U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Resarch Service scientists in Madison, Wisconsin.The forage grass was discovered on a farmer’s shaded hilltop in a long-time pasture that had never been seeded with commercial forages. Cattle thrived on it and it gradually spread from the hilltop grove into gullies and open areas, possibly because cattle eating the ripe seed spread it in their manure. The farmer fed hay made from it to more cattle, to spread it further. He also eventually began consulting with ARS plant geneticist Michael Casler and his colleagues at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center.Casler and his colleagues have since spent more than a decade evaluating the grass, named Hidden Valley for the farm where it was discovered. In field trials and other tests, they evaluated how cattle respond to it and how well it grows in a variety of locations. They found that it produces a 9% lower yield than orchardgrass and tall fescue, but has a 9% higher rate of neutral detergent fiber digestibility. That means cattle digest it more easily and eat more of it, in turn gaining more weight and producing more milk. Research also shows that it has adapted to the Upper Mississippi River Basin by developing several desirable traits. It is drought tolerant and will survive freezing temperatures and repeated grazing.DNA tests show it to be a meadow fescue brought to the United States by European settlers in the 1800s. By the 1950s, meadow fescues had largely been replaced with higher yielding tall fescues and other grasses. But they never completely disappeared as forages. A movement toward managed grazing operations in the 1980s prompted renewed interest in them, and ARS researchers and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin evaluated 91 varieties in extensive field trials, including seven European varieties, on three Wisconsin dairy farms. But Hidden Valley stands out, according to Casler.“What was originally found on this farm is really remarkable,” he said.Like other meadow fescues, it has an endophyte (symbiotic fungus) that gives it some degree of environmental protection. But it does not produce the compounds found in tall fescue that can sometimes harm cattle.Surveys of the Upper Midwest “Driftless Region,” which includes parts of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota, also show that it can be found in a wide range of habitats and seems to grow well on land taken out of crop production and allowed to revert to pasture.Casler released Hidden Valley in June 2014, publishing an announcement in the Journal of Plant Registrations, and seed is available through the National Plant Germplasm System.last_img read more

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ReadWriteWeb Interview With Tim Berners-Lee, Part 1: Linked Data

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Features#Interviews#Semantic Web#web Related Posts center_img During my trip to Boston earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit MIT. At the end of a long day of meetings with various MIT tech masterminds, I made my way to the funny shaped building (see photo right-below) where the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and its director Tim Berners-Lee work. Berners-Lee is of course the man who invented the World Wide Web 20 years ago.This was my first meeting with the Web’s creator, whose work and philosophy was a direct inspiration for me when I launched ReadWriteWeb back in 2003.1Editor’s note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we’ll re-publish some of our best posts of 2009. As we look back at the year – and ahead to what next year holds – we think these are the stories that deserve a second glance. It’s not just a best-of list, it’s also a collection of posts that examine the fundamental issues that continue to shape the Web. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb! After shaking hands, I told Tim Berners-Lee that this blog’s name was in part inspired by the first browser, which he developed, called “WorldWideWeb“. That was a read/write browser; meaning you could not only browse and read content, but create and edit content too. It was a shame then when Mosaic, a read-only browser, became the first mainstream Web browser in the mid-90s. It wasn’t until the rise of Web 2.0 that the read/write philosophy gained widespread acceptance.2 On that note, we launched into the interview… Note: the interview was published in two parts, with Part 1 on the topic of Linked Data. Part 2 explored other topics and can be found here.How Linked Data Relates to The Semantic WebRWW: Earlier this year you gave an inspiring talk at TED about Linked Data. You described Linked Data as a sea change akin to the invention of the WWW itself – i.e. we’ve gone from a Web of documents to a web of data. Can you please explain though how Linked Data relates to the Semantic Web, is it a subset of it?TBL: They fit in completely, in that the linked data actually uses a small slice of all the various technologies that people have put together and standardized for the Semantic Web. Linked Data uses a small slice of the technologies that make up the Semantic Web.We started off with the Semantic Web roadmap, which had lots of languages that we wanted to create. [However] the community as a whole got a bit distracted from the idea that actually the most important piece is the interoperability of the data. The fact that things are identified with URIs is the key thing. The Semantic Web and Linked Data connect because when we’ve got this web of linked data, there are already lots of technologies which exist to do fancy things with it. But it’s time now to concentrate on getting the web of linked data out there. Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and ReadWriteWeb founder Richard MacManusHow Linked Data Has Evolved via GrassrootsRWW: Linked Data has had a lot of grassroots support, which you mentioned in your TED speech. This is something Semantic Web technologies, such as RDF, have struggled to get over the years. Has the W3C been pushing the more bottom-up Linked Data world, because of the frustration over lack of take-up of top-down Semantic Web?TBL: A lot of the initial RDF and OWL projects came out of the academic world; and some of them were projects to show what you could do in a closed world. And the files were zipped up and left on a disc. While they were interesting projects, and while the systems were useful systems, the Semantic Web community maybe missed the point of the ‘web’ bit and focused too much on the ‘semantic’. However the work that’s been done in the Semantic Web, the standards, was really valuable. It’s relatively recently for example that SPARQL [an RDF query language] has been developed. “It’s time now to concentrate on getting the web of linked data out there.”Somebody drew an analogy the other day: can you imagine trying to promote a world of databases without SQL? Even though it’s not an interoperable protocol, it’s just a query language. So similarly, all that’s been put into RDF, rdfs and OWL is very valuable to the linked data community. The Linked Data community tend to use a subset of that [Semantic Web technologies], of OWL for example. But they certainly use SPARQL. So you could argue that really it wasn’t ready to be deployed widely. Linked Data started as a very informal Design Issues note that I put in; it was a grassroots movement from very early on. So yes W3C has been emphasizing the importance of Linked Data. It’s been the Semantic Web Interest Group of course, and various [other Semantic Web] activities, which has been pushing it. But also Linked Data has been seized on – a group of people for example put together DBpedia.3 That wasn’t commissioned, that was that they just thought it would be a really cool idea.Graph of Linked Data sets on the Web, as at March 2009Linked Data and GovernmentsRWW: In a recent Design Issues note, you urge governments to put their data online as Linked Data (although you’d also be happy for governments to just make available the raw data – presumably so that others can then structure it). What do you realistically expect, for example, the U.S. or U.K. governments to do over the next year? And in the near future, do you foresee different governments interconnecting their Linked Data sets? TBL: One can’t generalize, governments are (like most big organizations) fascinatingly diverse inside them. So you’ll find that there are places inside governments where you get a champion who gets linked data and who’s just written a script and produced some linked data. So in the UK government for example, you’ll find there’s RDFa [in the code of its website] for civil service jobs. So if somebody wants to make a database of all the jobs, they can do that very easily. “The first step of actually putting the data out there is the one that nobody else can do.”There are other cases where the easiest thing for somebody to do is to just put data up in whatever form it’s available. Comma separated values (CSV) files are remarkably popular. They’re exported sometimes from spreadsheets. It’s remarkable how much information is in spreadsheets. Or sometimes pulled out of a database and then put up on the web. It’s not as good, not as useful to the community, as if Linked Data had been put up there and linked. But the first step of actually putting the data out there is the one that nobody else can do. Data.gov, a catalog of public data, was launched in May by the U.S. governmentThe way to go is for government departments to go the extra step and convert [their data] into Linked Data. One of the nice things about Linked Data, when they have a pile of it, is that they could run a SPARQL server on it. SPARQL servers are a commodity product, a solution for all of the people who say ‘but actually I wanted to have XML.’ A SPARQL server will generate an XML file [and] allow somebody to write out, effectively, a URL for the XML file. “Linked Data is the backplane, it’s the thing that you connect to in both directions.”In fact, I don’t see why SPARQL servers shouldn’t provide CSV files, something which as far as I know isn’t in the standards. But I’d recommend it, certainly in government context, because CSV files are what people have and what people want. So the message [for government] is to use RDF. Linked Data is the backplane, it’s the thing that you connect to in both directions. As a [web] producer your job is to make sure that you produce Linked Data one way or another. And as a consumer, there are lots of ways to consume that data once it’s out there as Linked Data. In Part 2 of this interview we discussed: how previously reticent search engines like Google and Yahoo have begun to participate in the Semantic Web in 2009, user interfaces for browsing and using data, what Tim Berners-Lee thinks of new computational engine Wolfram Alpha, how e-commerce vendors are moving into the Linked Data world, and finally how the Internet of Things intersects with the Semantic Web. Read Part 2 here.Footnotes:1. The very first sentence written on this blog, on 20 April, 2003, was: “The World Wide Web in 2003 is beginning to fulfill the hopes that Tim Berners-Lee had for it over 10 years ago when he created it.”2. For more on read/write browsers, you can read another early RWW post entitled What became of the Browser/Editor.3. DBpedia is a community project to extract structured information from Wikipedia; see ReadWriteWeb’s profile of this and similar resources. 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Hacking Into Your Account is as Easy as 123456

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts The big Hollywood pictures always make breaking into computers look like a fabulously hip and complicated process. It involves excitement and ingenuity and often times, because it’s just so difficult and exciting, a bit of sweat on the brow. But in reality, it’s as easy as “123456”. And if that doesn’t work, we’d suggest trying “12345”, next.A report released today looks at a list of 32 million passwords and what it finds doesn’t say good things about most of us and our password practices.The report, released by data security firm Imperva, works with real-world data to arrive at its finding. The 32 million passwords it uses as its data set were published on the Internet last month after being stolen from Rockyou.com.Like children who won’t eat their vegetables, we obviously aren’t doing what we’re told when it comes to the basics of password security. While 30% of users chose passwords under the recommended minimum of six characters, 50% use common names, slang, and easy-to-guess things like consecutive series of numbers. Take a look at the top 20 passwords from the list below. Tags:#news#web mike melanson The report goes on to give a list of recommendations that, as it points out from the beginning, you probably won’t follow. Two previous studies of password-use, one in 1990 and another 10 years later showed that “password selection is strikingly similar.” According to the data, a brute force attack would likely be able to access 1000 accounts in a mere 17 minutes.Photo credit: danielleblue. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Bianchi family plans legal action against Formula One

first_imgThe family of the late French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi are planning legal action against the sport’s governing body, his former Marussia team and Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Group, they said in a statement on Thursday.Bianchi died in hospital last July after suffering serious head injuries in a crash at the October 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.British firm Stewarts Law, representing the family, said the death had been avoidable and formal pre-action letters of claim had been sent this week.”The Bianchi family are determined that this legal process should require those involved to provide answers and to take responsibility for any failings,” said Stewarts partner Julian Chamberlayne.last_img

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