Daily Mullets (September 17)

first_imgFootball NewsHow Mike Gundy could have gone to Pitt instead of Oklahoma State. [Tulsa World]The Oklahoma State-Central Michigan officiating fiasco overshadowed something far more important to the Cowboys than just victory or defeat on Sept. 10. OSU either didn’t play very well or isn’t all that good. [NewsOK]Saturday defines the season. I actually agree with this. [CRFF]Behind enemy lines. Going a little deeper on Pitt. Great stuff here from Steven Mandeville. [PFB]Gundy on his RBs: “That’s every day with all players, right?. They’re all good kids. Arroyo does a good job with telling them this is what you do, this is why we’re doing it. It hasn’t become an issue. But it’s like when you had (J.W.) Walsh and Mason last year, both of them wanted to be in every play. The best thing that ever happened to us is both of them could play.” [NewsOK]Uniform predictions for Pitt. Carson on tilt! [PFB]Oklahoma State has won 15 of its last 16 non-conference games played in Boone Pickens Stadium, dating back to a 2009 loss to Houston. The Cowboys are 25-2 in non-conference home games under Mike Gundy. [okstate]How OSU’s biggest strength might be a game-changer on Saturday. [NewsOK]Recruiting NewsChuba Hubbard, still a freak. [PFB]Around the LeagueWeek 3 picks by our staff. Kyle B. and I are a combined 1-11! [PFB]Art Briles was at the Rice-Baylor game last night for some reason. [Yahoo]This would have been tremendous.UTSA has better score a touchdown here so I can write my Sturm und Drang headline.— Samuel Chi (@ThePlayoffGuru) September 17, 2016Amazing!TFW your friends are trying to wake you up too early for a 12pm kickoff game…https://t.co/iHTumaOf2A— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 17, 2016More Stuff I’m readingOn the friendship of Michelle Obama and Laura Bush. [Washington Post]The rise of video makes it a weird year to be a publisher. [NY Mag]Facing shutdowns, independent publications head to Medium. [Poynter]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

6 days agoSilva safe as Everton defeat West Ham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Silva safe as Everton defeat West Hamby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton eased the pressure on manager Marco Silva with an impressive win over disappointing West Ham United at Goodison Park.Silva is fighting to ease doubts over his future after four straight Premier League defeats plunged Everton into the relegation zone – but this was a vastly-improved, excellent display to earn three vital points.He made five changes from the side that lost at Burnley and was rewarded with a piece of individual brilliance from recalled Brazilian Bernard, who tricked his way into the West Ham area before beating keeper Roberto Jimenez with a clever finish after 17 minutes to set Everton on their way.Everton had numerous opportunities to extend their advantage but Roberto produced a succession of fine saves, especially from Tom Davies and Alex Iwobi, while Richarlison hit the woodwork. It was in stoppage time that second-half substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson, dropped for the first time since he became Everton’s record £45m signing in summer 2017, ended any doubts about the outcome with a magnificent 25-yard rising right-foot drive.Everton attacker Theo Walcott said at the final whistle: “The game felt like we need to start taking our chances, we had so many. It showed how good we can be going forwards. We know the quality in the team, we know what to expect from each other.”The fans were fantastic today, but then they always are. The sense of urgency was what we needed.”last_img read more

Half of First Nations children living in poverty should shock Canadians report

first_imgAPTN National NewsHalf of First Nations children in Canada are living below the poverty line a new study indicates.The number jumps to nearly two thirds in Manitoba and Saskatchewan according to a study released Wednesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Save the Children Canada.“The report’s findings that half of status First Nation children live in poverty should shock all Canadians,” said Patricia Erb, President and CEO of Save the Children, in a statement. “Looking beyond the numbers to the impact of poverty on the lives of Indigenous children explains why Save the Children is currently growing our programming in Canada.”The number drops when looking at Metis, Inuit, and non-status Indian children to 27 per cent and brings the total to nearly 40 per cent for all Indigenous children living in poverty compared to 15 per cent of non-Indigenous children.Some of the differences in child poverty appear to be where they are from. Federally funded on-reserve children faced the most hardships compared to those who lived off reserve.The federal government funds on-reserve social services, health care, education and income supports.According to the study transfer payments for these social services on-reserve have increased two per cent a year since 1996 and isn’t adjusted for population growth or need.“The removal of this cap on funding growth and an adjustment of transfers for need could reduce the alarming rate of status First Nations households living in poverty. It is a matter of choice,” said a portion of the study’s executive summary. “The failure of ongoing policies is clear. The link between the denial of basic human rights for Indigenous children and their poverty is equally clear.”The study examined child poverty statistics from the 2006 census, the most recent data available according to the authors.According to the statistics Indigenous children fall behind on family income, ability to receive an education, crowding and homelessness, poor water quality, infant mortality, health and suicide.“The Indigenous population is the fastest growing in Canada. With adequate and sustained support these people will become an integral part of society and the workforce–particularly as baby boomers retire,” said Daniel Wilson, Indigenous rights advocate and co-author of the study. “But if we refuse to address the crushing poverty facing Indigenous children, we will ensure the crisis of socioeconomic marginalization and wasted potential will continue.”Nearly $7.5 billion would be need to bring all children up to the poverty line suggested the study.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Facebooks Content Moderation Rules Are Both Careful and Shocking

first_img Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Enroll Now for $5 The rules for dealing with violent and disturbing images often require moderators to ask whether they are ‘newsworthy’ or ‘raise awareness.’ May 22, 2017 Image credit: JaysonPhotography / Shutterstock.com Add to Queue Entrepreneur Staff Nina Zipkin 3 min readcenter_img Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Next Article There is no doubt that it takes a huge effort to moderate all the content that gets uploaded to Facebook. But over the past few months, the social giant has shown signs of strain.Back in August, shortly after the company fired a team of human editors overseeing the Trending section of the site in favor of an algorithm, a false news story found its way to the top of the queue.In February, CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a wide-ranging open letter on his Facebook page about the direction he hopes to take the company, touching on the need for more vigilance in the face of “fake news” and also a stronger infrastructure to handle the raft of content that is posted by users on a daily basis.Related: After Murder, Facebook to Hire 3,000 People to Review Videos“There are billions of posts, comments and messages across our services each day, and since it’s impossible to review all of them, we review content once it is reported to us,” Zuckerberg wrote. “There have been terribly tragic events — like suicides, some live streamed — that perhaps could have been prevented if someone had realized what was happening and reported them sooner. There are cases of bullying and harassment every day, that our team must be alerted to before we can help out. These stories show we must find a way to do more.”This spring, after a murder in Cleveland was livestreamed on the platform, Zuckerberg announced that over the course of the year, 3,000 people would be hired to better tackle and improve that review process.But now, an investigation conducted by the Guardian has identified some of the standards that Facebook operates from when it comes to moderating content, and they are perhaps more confusing than you might expect.Related: Facebook Wants to Help You Spot Bogus News StoriesWith regard to the videos of violent deaths or suicides, they are designated as disturbing content, but the reasoning Facebook has for not necessarily taking them down is because they can build awareness about mental illness, according to The Guardian’s findings.Specifically in cases of suicide, documents that The Guardian has been privy to explain that the current company dictate is “to remove them once there’s no longer an opportunity to help the person. We also need to consider newsworthiness, and there may be particular moments or public events that are part of a broader public conversation that warrant leaving up.”When it comes to violent language, a call to action to harm the president would be taken down because he is a head of state, but directions about how to snap a woman’s neck would be allowed to remain on the site because it is not “regarded as credible threats.”Related: Facebook Pledges to ‘Do Better’ After Posting of Murder VideoFor instances of animal abuse and graphic violence, those images and videos are also designated as disturbing, but are allowed if they are being used to educate and raise awareness, but they are not if there is an element of “sadism and celebration.” For images or photos pertaining to child abuse, that rule is also applied.According to the Guardian, moderators often have seconds to make a determination about how to characterize or whether to remove the content.It’s clear that Zuckerberg and his team have a daunting task in front of them, so Facebook’s rules will need to constantly evolve to meet the challenge. –shares Facebook Facebook’s Content Moderation Rules Are Both Careful and Shockinglast_img read more

Donald makes annual list of worst passwords of the year

first_img 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. For the first time, ‘donald’ made software company SplashData’s annual list of the Top 100 worst passwords, coming in at No. 23.”Sorry, Mr. President, but this is not fake news—using your name or any common name as a password is a dangerous decision,” SplashData CEO Morgan Slain said in a statement. “Hackers have great success using celebrity names, terms from pop culture and sports, and simple keyboard patterns to break into accounts online because they know so many people are using those easy-to-remember combinations.”Several other common names, such as “william” (No. 96), “sophie” (No. 51) and “daniel” (No. 34), also appeared on the list.Topping off the list of terrible passwords were “123456789” at No. 3, “password” at No. 2 and “123456” at No. 1. This year marked the fifth-straight year that “123456” and “password” kept their top two spots on the list, SplashData said.SplashData compiled its list by evaluating over five million leaked passwords to determine which passwords were used the most. The company estimates 10 percent of people have used at least one of the 25 worst passwords on this year’s list, with roughly 3 percent using the worst password, “123456.”Below is a list of the top 25 worst passwords of 2018. SplashData’s entire list is on their site.Top 25 worst passwords of 20181. 1234562. password3. 1234567894. 123456785. 123456. 1111117. 12345678. sunshine9. qwerty10. iloveyou11. princess12. admin13. welcome14. 66666615. abc12316. football17. 12312318. monkey19. 65432120. !@#$%^&*21. charlie22. aa12345623. donald24. password125. qwerty123 Citation: ‘Donald’ makes annual list of worst passwords of the year (2018, December 16) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-donald-annual-worst-passwords-year.html Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domaincenter_img (c)2018 USA TodayDistributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Want a strong online password to protect your personal information? You should probably avoid drawing inspiration from President Donald Trump. ‘Password’ no longer the Internet’s worst passwordlast_img read more

Gujarat on full alert as Cyclone Vayu closes in

first_img COMMENT Gujarat Gujarat: 1.6 lakh people evacuated as Cyclone Vayu inches closer The Gujarat government in coordination with Central agencies and private businesses has swung into action ahead of the landfall of the ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm – Vayu’ on Thursday. The government has so far evacuated over 2.5 lakh people from 10 districts along the Arabian sea coast and moved them to safer places. As a precautionary measure, people living within 10 kms of area from the seashore across Saurashtra have been asked to move to higher grounds. Also read: Cyclone Vayu : After the 1998 ‘super cyclone’, Gujarat is now better preparedAs per the IMD update on Wednesday evening, ‘Vayu’ is about 280-km nearly south of Veraval (Gujarat). It is likely to move northwards and cross the Gujarat coast between Dwarka and Veraval as a ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ in Thursday afternoon, it added. Cyclone Vayu is considered the worst cyclone to hit the State since 1998. Its impact is already being felt, with several districts in South Gujarat and Saurashtra reporting rains and strong wind.Red alertFor ‘Vayu’, the IMD has upgraded its alert to the highest level – red – pushing the administration to act swiftly for evacuation relief measures.“It is expected at present that the impact of cyclone will start being felt from the midnight Wednesday. The intensity of the cyclone is seen increasing. As a precaution, the government is shifting the citizens so that we can achieve our aim of zero casualty. Food packets and medical aid are being provided,” Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said addressing media. A total of 47 NDRF teams have been deployed across the districts where the cyclone impact is feared to be severe. The NDRF teams were mobilsed from Vijaywada, INS Rajali, Tamil Nadu and Patna (Bihar).For the prone areas, the Western Railways has short-terminated or cancelled trains till Friday morning, while special trains are kept in a ready condition at nearest safe location to be moved in case of emergency. The government has ordered closure of all educational institutions and tourist places on the Gujarat coast till June 14 and tourists have been advised to move out at the earliest.The airports in Saurashtra, Kutch have been shut down and State transport operations from the prone districts have been restricted.The region houses many large industries and the cyclone will also bring businesses to a temporary halt. The government also vacated 153 salt pans and shifted workers there to safety.Port operationsSpeaking to BusinessLine, Sunaina Tomar, Principal Secretary, Ports and Transport Department, Government of Gujarat, informed that cargo operations at all ports in the Gulf of Khambat (Cambay) have been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure. “We have withdrawn all workers from the ports. Ports, including the upcoming port at Chhara, Pipavav, Swan Energy’s Floating LNG units, Reliance Sikka Jetties, Salaya port, Okha, Porbandar and many other small and medium ports have been asked to suspend operations.”Tomar also added that vessels docked at the ports have been sailed off to safer places. “All FSRUs, SPM jetties have been closed. And vessels are being sailed off.”Operations at Deen Dayal Port at Kandla were temporarily suspended. Adani Group, which operates country’s largest port at Mundra and other locations in the State said, “The disaster management plan has been put into action and all the necessary precautions are being put in place including evacuation of staff if the need arises.”Reliance Industries’ largest petroleum refinery complex at Jamnagar has implemented precautionary measures for safety.  Published on RELATED Fishermen shift their fishing boats as they brace for the impact of Cyclone Vayu.   –  The Hindu/Vijay Soneji SHARE Cyclone ‘Vayu’: Amit Shah reviews safety preparationscenter_img cyclones June 12, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL disaster management State prepares to face worst cyclone since 1998 Cyclone Vayu: Western Railway cancels trains to coastal Gujarat COMMENTSlast_img read more

Parangwielding motorcyclist kills two elderly men in Segamat

first_img Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Nation 22h ago Man charged with molesting music teacher Related News SEGAMAT (Bernama): Two elderly men were killed by a machete-wielding motorcyclist in an incident at 6pm on Friday (July 12).Segamat Police chief DSP Noor Ariffin Mohamad Nasir said the 33-year-old suspect had stopped in front of a restaurant and slashed the first victim to death.”The first victim, in his 70s, was having a drink when it happened. He died at the scene,” he told Bernama when contacted.Nor Ariffin said the suspect then walked to a durian stall 200m from the restaurant and stabbed the durian seller, in his 60s, using the same weapon. Crime , Killed , Machete , Motorcyclist , Elderly men , Johor , Segamatcenter_img “The second man died while receiving treatment at the Buloh Kasap health clinic,” he said, adding that police had arrested the suspect at the scene and seized the machete.Further investigation into the scene is ongoing. – Bernama Metro News 22h ago Two activity centres for elderly to be built in outskirts of city Tags / Keywords: Nation 22h ago RM925mil of 1MDB funds recovered, says Limlast_img read more

Sri Lankan Navy detains 6 Indian fishermen near Delft Island

first_imgSri Lankan Navy detains 6 Indian fishermen near Delft IslandThe Lankan Naval personnel were on a routine patroladvertisement Asian News International RameswaramJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 14:22 IST Photo: ANISri Lankan Navy apprehended six Indian fishermen from Namputhalai near Delft Island on Friday morning.The Lankan Naval personnel were on a routine patrol onboard a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command.They apprehended one country boat with six fishermen for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters.Straying of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen into each others’ waters is a recurrent problem as territories on the sea are not clearly demarcated.Also read: 27 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navyALSO WATCH| Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermenFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Nextlast_img read more