The sorry state of IoT security (part one)

first_imgHadi Nahari is the Vice President of Security and CTO at Brocade Systems. He also has been actively appearing on the convention trail trying to get the industry to sit up and take notice of the latest security issues, and how the Internet of Things (IoT) is making things even worse. We sat down with Hadi for a far-ranging interview on the state of security in technology today. This is the first part of a two-part series.Hadi Nahari: I’ve been doing security for a quarter century and I tell you, like seven years ago, I had to justify to people why I exist, why I’m alive and what purpose do I serve in the world. It was just that in the security view of the world, you kind of started your profession by accepting that things are broken. And it’s difficult to describe to people why things are broken and there was always the same kind of tools that people had, project managers had, managers had to kind of diss you that everything is theoretical and at the moment was okay.So theoretically it could be done, but really show me the loss that we had. So we would go and try to assess  data that didn’t exist or if it existed, it wasn’t accessible. Right now, and I hesitate to say things to the hackers, but in a way, it’s ironically thanks to the hackers that I don’t need to go ahead and sweat that much. The problem has shifted and so okay, what can you do about it. Hadi NahariNow all of a sudden the same people have realized all of those trends are materializing and it’s not to say that yeah, it’s time to go back and tell them I told you, but the problem has shifted right now as to everyone wants a solution like now. And that’s a difficult problem for things that require monumental change so that’s one of the trends that is currently in this decade.ReadWrite: And then you multiply that with IOT in the connected world where security is not just dependent on you, it’s dependent on your partners as well.HN: Let’s say it’s an anchor, and this link is dropping one by one into the ocean from this ship and we’re all sinking together, and the ones who are on the ship are really happy that they haven’t dropped. And then you show them, look at that chain, it’s connected to your ankle and you’re going to drop in the water too. It’s a very rude awakening  if you will.RW: Well, it’s like you do everything in terms of data and security hygiene and then your kid brings home the Wi-Fi Barbie and just blows the whole thing to pieces.HN: Yes, so one of the fun parts of being in security in a kind of ironic way, is that it is dynamic and things like those happen. But I really believe the fundamental nature of data and security are going to change in this world and no else has got their arms around that yet. And there’s a great deal of focus on the marketing and solutions and business part, which is fine, I mean it’s okay to make money and solve a real problem, I cannot be against that. There’s a lot of focus on unfortunately snake oil security, things that are not really security but kind of take advantage of the security fear. There’s a lot of focus on encryption, and things like that and really, it’s very confusing if one doesn’t know how to wrap their head around it. It gets very confusing so that’s my motivation to want to work with folks like yourselves who are trying to invest in this need and be able to provide something in the midst of all this confusion, and provide something tangible and useable to people.At this year’s RSA Conference, Nahari discussed IoT and security Hadi Nahari Tags:#Brocade#Hadi Nahari#Internet of Things#IoT#security Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck IoT not registering with security professionalsRW: What do you think is the biggest thing that is not getting through successfully right now?HN: It’s difficult to pick one thing but the real concern that I have is the general public, sometimes even the technologists, think it’s just passing through them and they don’t see the immensity of this scale and complexity, to the rate that is becoming very, very, difficult to even reason about. Meaning, we all on average know gosh, someone said I don’t know the source but on average we all may come across 300 people in our lifetime and we know roughly like a hundred of people in our lifetime. We come across a very limited number of people but those smaller numbers of people are actually able to affect our opinion and our decisions.The point here is, the same thing applies to our perception of the technology and our perception of some of the things such as security or lack thereof around us. We all have a very limited kind of sample to make our conclusion on decisions when it comes to security, when it comes to complexity, when it comes to technology around us. What concerns me is when you try to provide reason, data, justification, logic to people to say look, this is really a serious issue. People based on their limited exposure, limited approach have found ways to kind of justify, numb themselves and that’s coming from technologists. That is concerning, some of those people see it as job security but I’m concerned.When I tell them that the systems are already past the level that you could reason that about them, let alone secure them, they say oh that’s theoretical. Oh, that’s nothing, you’re just bloating it because it is your field and you’re paranoid. We’re going to figure it out they say, and I think the immensity of the problem and the scale of the problem is passing the stage where we could really do something about it. I think it’s concerning. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…last_img read more

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Texas Victims of Severe Storms, Flooding Get Tax Relief (TX-2018-05)

first_imgThe president has declared a federal disaster area in Texas. The disaster is due to severe storms and flooding beginning on June 19, 2018. The disaster area includes the following counties:Cameron andHidalgo.As a result, taxpayers who live or have a business in the disaster area may qualify for tax relief.Texas Filing Deadlines ExtendedThe IRS extended certain deadlines falling on or after June 19, 2018, and before October 31, 2018, to October 31, 2018. The extension covers filing for most returns, including:individual, corporate, estate and trust income tax returns;partnership and S corporation income tax returns;estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax returns;the Form 5500 series returns, andemployment and certain excise tax returns.However, the extension does not include information returns in the Form W-2, 1098, or 1099 series or Forms 1042-S or 8027.Texas Payment Deadlines ExtendedAlso, the relief includes extra time to make tax payments. This includes estimated tax payments due on or after June 19, and before October 31, 2018.Also, taxpayers have until October 31, to perform other time-sensitive actions due on or after June 19, and before October 31, 2018. This includes an additional filing extension for:businesses with extensions expiring on September 17, 2018, andindividuals with extensions expiring on October 15, 2018.Further, the IRS excused late penalties for employment and excise tax deposits due on or after June 19 and before July 5. But, the taxpayer must make the deposits by July 5, 2018.Casualty LossesIn addition, affected taxpayers can claim disaster-related casualty losses on their federal income tax return. Taxpayers may get relief sooner by claiming their losses on their 2017 return.Individuals may deduct personal property losses not covered by insurance or other reimbursements. Taxpayers claiming a disaster loss on their 2017 return should write the disaster designation:“Texas, Severe Storms and Flooding”in red at the top of the return. This will allow the IRS to speed refund processing.Old ReturnsFinally, the IRS will provide affected taxpayers with copies of prior year returns without charge. To get this expedited service, taxpayers should:add the disaster designation at the top of Form 4506, Request for a Copy of Tax Return, or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, andsubmit the request to the IRS.Texas Disaster Relief Notice (TX-2018-05)Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar’s form in Australia Test series questioned

first_imgOut but not down: Sachin Tendulkar after losing his wicket in MelbourneIt was 1992. The 18-year-old was up on his toes, carving bowlers like cuts of prime Australian beef to all parts of Perth’s WACA ground. The murmurs around the press box grew. The boy had ability, potential, even the,Out but not down: Sachin Tendulkar after losing his wicket in MelbourneIt was 1992. The 18-year-old was up on his toes, carving bowlers like cuts of prime Australian beef to all parts of Perth’s WACA ground. The murmurs around the press box grew. The boy had ability, potential, even the makings of a world-class batsman. John Woodcock could bear it no longer. The cricket correspondent of the London Times, wearing his 70s well, stood up, put out his hands and called for silence. “Gentlemen,” he declared, “he is the best batsman I have seen in my life.” A pause later: “And unlike most of you, I have seen Bradman.” Eleven seasons on in Australia again, eyebrows that were waiting to lift in wonder have fallen into frowns. The Boy is in some “strife”. Sachin Tendulkar hasn’t scored a Test century in nine innings spread over a year, his average for this period stands at 17 and 14 years into international cricket, he is having the worst 12 months of his career. On the toughest tour in world cricket, he finds himself in the company of an earnest debutant opener as one of the only Indian batsmen not to have scored a century. Twice he was dismissed offering no shots, twice he nicked balls leaving him and once he was caught down the legside. His scores in 2003 read 8, 7, 55, 1, 0, 1, 37, 0, 44. It has even hardened, beer-guzzling rowdies worried. In a land of such brazen plainspeak that public service advertising addresses drunk drivers as “you bloody idiot”, no overseas player is embraced more than Tendulkar. When his captain walked out instead of him in the second innings in Melbourne, he was booed. Not out of the mindless animosity that Sourav Ganguly generates, but because he wasn’t the one they wanted to see come and come good. Sachin Tendulkar’s score board from 1998-2003Click here to EnlargeEven the sky had turned grey. To focus on one man rather than on a team that has brought an element of the unusual to an Australian December is unfair. On the previous two tours, India left it to only one batsman to provide the entertainment spectacle before fireworks on New Year’s eve in Sydney Harbour. This time it is 15 days of grim struggle without a series result, but he’s not played too much of a part. It sounds like blasphemy, so naturally Ian Chappell had to utter it. “S**t, yes, that’s a slump.” Never before in his 110-Test career has Tendulkar not scored a century or a 50 in any series which has had more than a one-off Test. Because the quality of his run-scoring was so appealing, the sheer regularity of its quantity was ignored. Today he struggles with both, caught in that never never land that all batsmen dread. Tendulkar’s singular irony is that while his Test match form has dipped his one-day form has left him with 1,141 runs (at the average of 57.05) in the past year, including three centuries and eight 50s. It is why even his adversaries believe he is not out of form in Tests but out of runs. Those are words of comfort from rivals. The Australians, bowler Jason Gillespie reveals to INDIA TODAY, had tried to work on his patience, trying to get him to drive on the up away from his body, just outside off stump. Dissecting Tendulkar has become a cottage industry all by itself. Former England bowler Frank Tyson says that the smarter cricket teams are no longer content to work with the law of averages. “Cricket is a game of ploy and counterploy. If they find a way to get Tendulkar out, the bowling team will use it and not worry about his averages.” Former Test batsman Neil Harvey, whose 40-year-old record of being the youngest batsman to score a Test century in Australia was broken by Tendulkar in 1992, says, “When you are going through a patch like this, your confidence is low and your feet don’t move as well as they should.” Tyson reckoned it had to do with the Indian’s initial movement of going on the front foot, which weighed it down and made it difficult to get it to the pitch of the ball in time. “It’s a weight shift problem more than anything else.” Chappell believes the answer lies not in the feet but in the head. “Your technique just does not disintegrate overnight, it’s the clutter in the mind that’s doing all the damage.” As a struggling batsman himself, in times of trouble he would head to the sea and sit with his feet in the water. “It was a place where I felt powerful and secure,” he says. “It helped to calm and clear my mind.” But here is the Tendulkar twist to the story. Gillespie, his bandy, unreliable but hardworking legs draped over a staircase in the MCG, lists the way in which bowlers suss out struggling batsmen at the crease. “You can tell – they have drooping shoulders, they are fidgety, putting their heads down, missing too many or trying to hit everything.” Tendulkar? “Not a twitch.” Does that mean he – the prime source of anxiety of a nation of couch critics – doesn’t worry? The man maintains an almost regal public silence, pleasant enough on the surface, reserved for the casually acquainted. A former cricketer, who ran into him in his Melbourne hotel and briefly talked about form, confessed he thought Tendulkar was in denial about his “problem”. Exactly a day later, he told his captain he “wouldn’t mind” being put one spot down the order. Denial was not an option in the middle of a high-intensity Test match. In private, he has spent time with his wife and children like any other man.There is a fear too that he could be a victim of his own stature, so separated from teammates and coaching staff by the distance of his talent that they would hesitate to offer advice or the plainest talking-to. Anil Kumble offers an insight into his longest-standing teammate. “He’s the same whether he gets a century or not, which is why he has achieved what he has.” Rumours of his lofty isolation, Kumble assures a fretting world, are exaggerated. Cricket is not merely Tendulkar’s vocation, it is his vocabulary. His colleagues know his situation and him, which is why they gather around him, beating off the idle talk. Tyson says, “The man’s not a machine you know.” The man in Australia is not a boy – The Boy – either. As a teenager he may have looked at the seasons ahead melting seamlessly into the far future and set about the bowling with no thought of tomorrow. As a 30-year-old, he sees time – in the game and at the crease – as something finite, precious, not to be wasted. Maybe he holds on to it too hard. Maybe we hold on too hard to him. Indian cricket may have loved Tendulkar but now perhaps it is time to set him free.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Can I Do #GivingTuesday Without a Big List?

first_img#GivingTuesday is 12 weeks away, and by planning now, you can get a head start on creating a campaign that will give your year-end fundraising a boost.One question I’m often asked is whether nonprofits who don’t have a big email list or a huge social media presence should participate in a giving day like #GivingTuesday.Short answer: yes.Here’s why:#GivingTuesday is ultimately about creating excitement and activity in the community you already have. #GivingTuesday has gone from a grassroots movement to a mainstream event in the last four years. Your supporters will likely expect that you’ll participate in this national day of giving. Give them the chance to be involved in a variety of ways beyond making a donation. By involving donors in the campaign and making them feel like a part of the event, you’ll also strengthen their relationship with your cause and increase their loyalty to your organization.#GivingTuesday is a kickoff to December giving. Whether or not you put up big numbers on December 1st this year, getting your message out to supporters early will help you stay top of mind throughout the end of the year. Network for Good’s research shows that nonprofits who participated in #GivingTuesday raised more in December overall, so #GivingTuesday has an additive effect, rather than just shifting giving to earlier in the season.#GivingTuesday is a chance to amplify your results. By taking advantage of free training resources, templates, and even matching funds offered by organizations like Network for Good or GivingTuesday.org, even a small campaign can see bigger returns.#GivingTuesday is about building on your strengths. Although giving days can be a way to try and test new things, all great campaigns start from focusing on your best assets and proven tactics. If you don’t have a big Twitter following, focus instead on your core list of supporters, including board members, volunteers, and community partners. If your email list is just getting started, think about partnering with other organizations or businesses to help get the word out.#GivingTuesday is a good opportunity to attract new supporters and followers through a social fundraising campaign. By leveraging your existing base, you can tap into their networks by providing them with the right messages and tools to spread the word and raise funds on your behalf on the big day.For more #GivingTuesday tips, download our free guide, then sign up to receive our email alerts about new resources, templates, and updates on Network for Good matching funds.last_img read more

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Ravichandran Ashwin named India A captain for Deodhar Trophy

first_imgAfter being named the captain of Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab, Ravichandran Ashwin is now all set to lead India A in the Deodhar Trophy.Despite being out of favour in India’s limited overs set-up, the national selection committee named Ashwin as the captain of India ‘A’ team for the upcoming Deodhar Trophy.Deodhar Trophy will be held in Dharamsala from March 4-8.Shreyas Iyer is the captain of the India ‘B’ team while the third team in the tournament is Vijay Hazare Champions Karnataka led by Karun Nair.Ashwin is one of the prominent selections in Deodhar Trophy as most of the others are performers in the just-concluded National One-Day Championships.Among the victorious U-19 World Cup team, Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw have been included in the India A side.With finger spinners not in priority at the moment, Ashwin’s performance in the Deodhar Trophy will be keenly monitored even though chances of an ODI comeback at the moment is pretty remote.The selectors also included speedsters Umesh Yadav, who didn’t get a single game during India’s tour of South Africa. Having dropped in the pecking order behind Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur, Umesh will have a point to prove during the tournament. Mohammed Shami has also been included.Meanwhile, the selectors also picked up Rest of India team which will take on Vidarbha in the Irani Cup in Nagpur from March 14-18.Karun Nair, despite his inconsistent form has been named the captain and the team also has young Shaw, Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran, Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini among others.advertisementHowever the two speedsters Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi have not been picked. In any of the three squads.India A: Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Unmukt Chand, Akshdeep Nath, Shubman Gill, Ricky Bhui, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krunal Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Basil Thampi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Rohit Rayudu.India B: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ankit Bawne, Manoj Tiwary, Siddhesh Lad, Kona Bharat (wk), Jayant Yadav, Dharmedra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Rajat Patidar.Rest of India: Karun Nair (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, R Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Anmolpreet Singh, Siddarth Kaul, Ankit Rajpoot, Navdeep Saini, Atit Sheth.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Pakistan Super League team owners feel foreign stars saving themselves for IPL

first_imgPakistan Super League (PSL) team owners are clearly not happy with the signings of a few foreign players for ongoing edition of the T20 league.A few foreign players have missed some matches citing injury concerns and the team owners feel the players are saving themselves for the more lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) starting April 7.PSL got underway on February 22 and despite the presence of major international cricketers, the tournament has also failed to create enough buzz. This is the third edition of the PSL but it has not really garnered enough interest yet.Sources in some of the franchises competing in the PSL have said that some players have even pulled out of matches citing niggles.”Joffra Archer is one example. He is playing for Quetta Gladiators and he pulled out of a crucial match and this didn’t exactly make the owners, management or fellow players happy,” a source said.He said the Quetta Gladiators owner, Nadeem Omar, didn’t say anything to Archer but suspected the all-rounder was only keen on being fully fit and fresh for the IPL, which begins shortly after the PSL ends on March 25.Archer will make his IPL debut this year and was bought for an astounding USD 800,000 by Rajasthan Royals.Defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi, are also not happy with the unavailability of West Indian veteran all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, who is yet to show up in the PSL third edition. Zalmi depends heavily on the all-rounder who is reportedly yet to fully recover from an injury and reach Dubai.advertisement”It is not about the money but when you lose a player of high caliber it upsets the team’s plans,” one source said.Bravo has been retained by Chennai Super Kings for this year’s IPL for 6.40 crore approximately USD one million.Sources say few others in the PSL who have been auctioned in the IPL are also suspected of not giving their best and reserving their resources for the more lucrative Indian league.Pakistan’s former Test captain, Salman Butt, says he is not surprised since there are many T20 leagues being played in the world but the IPL remains the most lucrative for players.”Top players would prefer to be in the IPL 100 percent fit and in fresh. Because if you perform there you get richer and noticed quickly.”The PSL is facing the problem of overseas players not being willing to travel to Pakistan for the two play-off matches in Lahore and the final in Karachi.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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What we learned from Colombia-Brazil

first_imgColombia v Brazil The 100 per cent record comes to an end and five lessons from Brazil’s draw with Colombia Raisa Simplicio Last updated 2 years ago 19:40 6/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Colombia vs Brasil 050917 Luis Acosta / Getty Images Colombia v Brazil Brazil Colombia WC Qualification South America The nation may have seen a glorious run of nine straight qualifying victories end, but there were plenty of positives to take from Barranquilla With top spot in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers already assured, Brazil took on Colombia with minds already turned towards the tournament itself. In the stifling 37°C heat of Barranquilla the Selecao was held to a 1-1 draw, with Willian’s lovely goal cancelled out by a Radamel Falcao header.READ MORE: IN STATS: Colombia 1-1 Brazil | Willian states Brazil case | Brazil’s WCQ campaign so farBrasil Global Tour takes a further look at the game, and what Tite’s men can take from their latest qualifying test.THE 100% RECORD COMES TO AN ENDColombia vs Brazil 050917Brazil did not shine against Colombia, despite matching the hosts well in an even contest. With a changed team the Selecao felt the pressure in the first half, but some heavy Brazilian marking kept the Cafetero at bay. That rhythm held for almost the entire game, and a 1-1 draw that ended Tite’s run of nine straight wins in the World Cup qualifiers was probably a fair result. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing THE FIRST OPEN-PLAY GOAL CONCEDED James Rodríguez & Radame Falcao Colombia vs Brasil 2017Radamel Falcao managed what no other forward had before in Tite’s reign, and breached Brazil’s solid defence with a goal from open play. The Monaco striker leaped highest to turn home a cross and level up the game for Colombia; previously, a Marquinhos own goal against the same opponent back in September and Edinson Cavani’s penalty had been the only goals conceded by Tite’s side in the competition.ALISSON LOOKS SAFER Alisson Brasil treino 29082017Alisson’s life between the goal-posts has been a relatively simple one over the last year. The goalkeeper has become used to playing the role of almost another spectator, and has rarely been called into action. Even so, his place had come under question from some Brazil supporters who wanted to see more.On Tuesday he responded with a good performance against a dangerous Colombia side. Alisson looked alert, agile and distributed well from the back, sending Brazil moving on the counter on more than one occasion.FAIR PLAY RULES IN BARRANQUILLA Colombia vs Brasil 050917Tuesday’s clash was thankfully free of the hostility that has marked recent clashes between Brazil and Colombia, dating back to that controversial World Cup quarter-final back in 2014. Just two players saw the yellow card in a game that never threatened to veer out of control, with Dani Alves on the Brazil side and Colombia’s Edwin Cardona receiving bookings.NEYMAR DICTATES SELECAO RHYTHM Colombia vs Brasil 050917Fans were heartened to see Neymar shrug off a rather selfish performance against Ecuador and, this time round, play as he does best – for the team. Willian profited from his team-mate’s touch to score Brazil’s only goal of the afternoon, and whenever Neymar touched the ball the Selecao looked a more dangerous prospect.last_img read more

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PL target De Jong emerging as Ajax’s star

first_imgFrenkie de Jong Premier League target Frenkie de Jong proves he is key to Ajax’s future Peter McVitie Last updated 1 year ago 18:05 12/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Frenkie de Jong, Ajax - Roda JC, Eredivisie 11262017 PROSHOTS Ajax v PSV Ajax PSV Eredivisie Opinion The 20-year-old midfielder was the man of the match and enhanced his status as one of his country’s brightest young players in the vital victory The extreme weather conditions that swept Netherlands proved a great disruption to the Eredivisie on Sunday, but they could not stop hot prospect Frenkie de Jong from inspiring Ajax to a crucial win over PSV that turned up the heat on the title race.The heavy snow that made travel either impossible or risky for many fans, and stopped two games earlier in the day, looked set to claim the headline clash, too, but was held off by the roof on Ajax’s stadium. It did, however, seem to get the better of PSV who, despite their red-hot form this term, were frozen stiff at times.After a frosty first half that consisted of more fouls and fights than real football action, goals from David Neres, Lasse Schone and Donny van de Beek fired up De Topper and the battle for first place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The gap between Ajax and the leaders is still sizeable at seven points, with AZ between them in second place, but the Amsterdam side are picking up after a terrible start under Marcel Keizer.The 48-year-old looks to be settling on a regular starting XI and, with his display against PSV, midfielder De Jong proved again that he can play a key role in their aspirations.Although Brazilian winger Neres looked as lively as ever and most effective with a goal and an assist, De Jong’s influence on the game was immense and only further heightens his stature as a rising star.Keizer lined up with De Jong in defence alongside 18-year-old Matthijs de Ligt, but he pushed forward and took over as the brains of the team.The player with the most touches and passes in the game, he dictated everything in just his sixth league start this term. Ajax were always looking for the 20-year-old as they built from the back and tried to break down a side sitting deep and waiting to hit them on the counter attack.Frenkie de Jong, Ajax - PSV, 10122017“He brings so much peace and always shows the intention of going forward, which creates space for other players,” Ronald de Boer said in his analysis for Fox Sports.“Frenkie also has an outstanding pass. You can’t learn that, it’s just incredible quality. He was the key to the success.”He excelled in an unusual role and Phillip Cocu’s men were simply unable to handle him, as captain Marco van Ginkel admitted: “We knew that he would be on the ball a lot. We didn’t get a grip on that.”De Jong has made a huge impression since his arrival from Willem II in January 2016. He was excellent for Jong Ajax in Dutch football’s second tier and the fanfare has only increased since his debut under Peter Bosz last season.Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are among the teams already showing a serious interest in him, according to reports in Netherlands, and the hype will only increase if he keeps going at this rate. Ajax, though, are hoping to tie him to a new deal and he is eager to stay.Despite the class he has shown, he has not been a regular in the first 11 as Schone and Van de Beek have looked good in a very strong midfield alongside main creator Hakim Ziyech. The game against PSV was De Jong’s second start in a row, but he has likely secured his place now due to his effectiveness in recent weeks – the assist for Schone’s goal was his fifth in the last four games.Still, he was dismissive of his display when named man of the match, saying: “I find it a bit exaggerated. I would have given it to Neres or Schone.”As good as the three were, PSV put up little struggle as their 13-game unbeaten run came to an end. They were hindered by the early injury to striker Jurgen Locadia, but their passing was atrocious and their first shot – a strong effort from distance from Derrick Luckassen – didn’t come until the 70th minute, when they were already 2-0 down.“We didn’t have the courage to take the initiative,” Cocu said.”It seemed like we were suffering from the tension around the game. Ajax had little trouble with that. They were very keen to win. We only came into it in the final phase when we were 3-0 behind.”The Eindhoven side had little to worry about for the first hour despite Ajax’s possession. Kasper Dolberg and De Ligt had headed the best chances over the bar from good positions before Neres hit the decisive blow in the 61st minute.A clearance from a corner fell perfectly for the 20-year-old outside the box and he sent it bouncing into the bottom corner with one touch. He has been excellent since taking over as first choice on the right wing and is now on seven goals and seven assists, adding effectiveness while striker Dolberg has underwhelmed.GFX Info Frenkie de Jong Ajax Ronald de BoerThree minutes later, Schone collected a pass from De Jong, held off a challenge, skipped past Daniel Schwaab and beat Jeroen Zoet with an excellent shot.The game was killed off soon afterwards when Neres regained possession in the box after PSV cut out a neat move and squared to Van de Beek, who put it in off the post.“The way we won was great, we were lord and master,” Schone said. “There was only one team that deserved to win.”It was a vital one too. Ajax have scored an impressive 46 goals, with 19 coming in their last four games, but bright results have been interrupted by unnecessary slip-ups like last week’s 3-3 draw with Twente and home losses to Utrecht and Vitesse, showing Keizer still has a lot to do. Given their volatility, they could easily end up falling further behind again, while PSV can certainly recover.Sunday was a rare blip for the Eindhoven club as they have dropped points only twice in the league now and have been devastating at times, with Hirving Lozano the undisputed star and top scorer with 10 goals.Locadia, Van Ginkel and Gaston Pereiro have all been vital too as they combine to make a lethal attack, but they have been easing off in recent weeks with a few narrow wins and the drop in their performance in Amsterdam was startling. Also, their first team is quite thin and a few injuries could destabilise them. They remain favourites after such an impressive start, but there is still time for Ajax to catch up, and with rising stars like De Jong and Neres excelling alongside Ziyech and Van de Beek, the battle will likely heat up further.last_img read more

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Jodie Taylor: ‘I’m sure Canada have got 2015 at the back of their minds’

first_img“Four years ago I’d just had surgery, I didn’t know if I’d be selected for the World Cup and, even when I was, I had no idea if I’d even be able to play,” says a player who has scored 17 goals in 38 England appearances. “It’s crazy to think I managed the whole 90 minutes in Vancouver but unfortunately I was having to play catch-up with my knee, so to be fully fit now is so important. Looking back from that World Cup to this one you think about how far we’ve come as a team, how we’ve really grown.”Canada, too, have evolved, with their former coach, the charismatic, Consett-born John Herdman, now managing the men’s side and Kenneth Heiner-Møller having taken over, but Taylor is not about to underestimate the Dane’s squad. “They’ve got a really good blend of experience and youth and they’re well organised,” she says. “I’m sure Canada have got what happened in Vancouver in 2015 at the back of their minds so it’s going to be a hard game, a big test. But these are super‑exciting time for us.” Women’s football Read more It was a mood-changing moment with transformative repercussions and Jodie Taylor will never forget it. By scoring a fine goal and silencing more than 50,000 extremely noisy Canadians at Vancouver’s BC Place, Taylor set the Lionesses on course to win a first World Cup quarter-final.Almost four years later the England striker is at St George’s Park, preparing for France 2019 – and, more immediately, Friday’s rematch with Canada – but can still transport herself back to that warm, brilliantly sunny Saturday afternoon a long goal-kick from the Pacific. Phil Neville urges top clubs to ‘throw open’ stadiums for women’s matches Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Topics Phil Neville stages final auditions for England Women World Cup squad Read more Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Outside the team hotel, deep in the Staffordshire countryside, the sky has turned anthracite but, for a few minutes, it is late June 2015, the nearby ocean is azure and downtown Vancouver throngs with Canada fans as a 54,000-strong crowd head to BC Place, hoping to cheer the host nation to victory.“I remember it like it was just yesterday,” says Taylor. “The atmosphere was unbelievable, incredible. One of my all-time favourite moments was scoring; it absolutely silenced the crowd. It was unreal.”With Lucy Bronze registering a second goal before Christine Sinclair reduced the deficit, a 2-1 win swept Mark Sampson’s side into the final four, where they would lose narrowly to Japan before beating Germany in the third-place play-off. Along the way, the hearts and minds of a nation were captured and the landscape of the English women’s game began altering.Canada travel to Manchester City’s Academy Stadium on Friday, where they face Phil Neville’s class of 2019 in a sold-out friendly with a definite edge. The visitors are anxious to erase memories of Taylor seizing on an awful defensive mistake before surging towards the area, electric acceleration enabling her to seamlessly dodge one marker and see off another challenge before shooting unerringly into the bottom corner. “Everything about that day was unbelievable,” she recalls. “When Canada scored the whole place just erupted. The stadium just shook, it was insane. For us to win was just … wow.”Taylor, who turns 33 in May, is on a mission to not only prove herself indispensable to Neville but also add a World Cup Golden Boot to the one she won at Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.Injuries disrupted the Seattle Reign striker’s most recent campaign in the US but on her international comeback in Tampa last month she led the line superbly, creating two goals as England beat Japan 3-0 to lift the SheBelieves Cup.In 2015 Taylor was fresh from knee surgery on a torn meniscus and barely half-fit but Sampson still took her to Canada after identifying her pace, movement and finishing as integral to England’s chances of success. With competition for places now more intense, she has not seemed quite as central to Neville’s thinking but recent indications suggest he, too, has been won over by her talent. Tellingly, England’s coach described her performance against Japan as “phenomenal”. England women’s football team features Women’s World Cup Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Women’s World Cup 2019 Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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a month agoChelsea boss Lampard hails Jorginho for Brighton win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard hails Jorginho for Brighton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard hailed Jorginho after their 2-0 defeat of Brighton.A penalty from Jorginho followed by a deflected drive by Willian secured the precious points for the Blues. Lampard said, “Everyone has been drawn to talking about the young players but they will always need experienced players around them. You’re talking about Jorginho with the coolness of head to score the penalty, and Willian who not only created chances for himself and got his goal but showed fantastic work ethic as well.”Those are the standards. Some of the experienced players can set those standards and the young players must follow.”Jorginho’s a leader in his personality. For whatever reasons, people made judgements about him last season but I can only judge what I see in front of me and from pre-season he’s been one of the leaders in the dressing room and on the pitch.”He wants to win and to show that in everything you do is so important. He does that so I’m pleased with him. The young players need to look up to that kind of attitude that he has daily.” last_img read more

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2 days agoHamann: Liverpool have great interest in Sancho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hamann: Liverpool have great interest in Sanchoby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League winner Dietmar Hamann says his old club are keen on Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.With English clubs seemingly lining up to bring Sancho back to the Premier League, Hamann claims that Liverpool are one of them. “What I hear is that Liverpool have great interest,” Hamann told Sky Germany.”I would imagine that next summer they could become one of the biggest interested parties.”He’s from Manchester City and I do not know if he would come back again, and it’s a thing for Manchester United, too, if they’ve ever been to the rivals.” last_img

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Super Cup 2019: Indian Arrows stun Kerala Blasters 2-0 to qualify for main round

first_imgSuper Cup 2019: Indian Arrows stun Kerala Blasters 2-0 to qualify for main roundSuper Cup 2019: Amarjit Kiyam struck a brace as I-League team Indian Arrows defeated Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters in the qualifying to make it to the main round.advertisement Press Trust of India BhubaneswarMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 15, 2019 23:31 IST Super Cup 2019: Indian Arrows, AIFF’s developmental side formed after FIFA U-17 World Cup, beat Kerala Blasters. (@IndianFootball Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAIFF developmental side Indian Arrows beat Kerala Blasters 2-0 in the Super Cup qualifyingIndian Arrows captain Amarjit Kiyam struck twice in their victoryAmarjit scored in the 39th minute and the 77th minute to down Kerala BlastersCaptain Amarjit Singh struck twice as Indian Arrows stunned Kerala Blasters 2-0 to qualify for the main round of the Super Cup football tournament here on Friday.Amarjit gave the Arrows the lead in the 39th minute and then converted from the spot in the 77th minute after Blasters defender Anas Edathodika handled the ball in front of goal to notch up a remarkable win in the qualification round.The Indian Arrows, the developmental side of All India Football Federation, play in the I-League and used Kalinga Stadium as their home venue.They will be up against Indian Super League side FC Goa on March 30 in the round of 16 match of the main tournament.The first match of the qualification round was, however, called off earlier in the day after former I-League champions Minerva Punjab did not turn up against ISL side FC Pune City.A cloud of uncertainty had already hung over tournament after eight I-League clubs decided to pull out, citing unfair treatment by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).Gokulam and Aizawl, who are to play on Saturday against Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC respectively under the schedule, did not turn up for pre-match press conference on Friday. Aizawl FC said that they will not play against Chennaiyin FC on Saturday.”As of now, we are not going to play against Chennaiyin on Saturday. Nothing has come from the side of the AIFF and it seems nothing is going to happen also. We (eight clubs) will remain united and we will take a collective decision,” Aizawl FC’s Technical Director and Team Manager D Hmingthana said.advertisementThe Super Cup is a knockout tournament hosted by the AIFF where top six teams each from the I-League and ISL gets a direct qualification to the main round while the lower-ranked four sides from both the leagues play in the qualification round.The main round will be held between March 29 and April 13.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports 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 Tags :Follow Super Cup 2019Follow Indian ArrowsFollow Kerala BlastersFollow Amarjit KiyamFollow Minerva Punjab FCFollow FC Pune City Nextlast_img read more

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Revolt RV 400 price details explained

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 17:23 IST Revolt RV 400 gets a 3.24 KWh Lithium-Ion battery.HIGHLIGHTSRevolt RV 400 gets a single cradle frame.The new RV 400 makes use of CBS (Combined Braking System).Revolt RV 400 has a top speed of 85 kmph.Revolt Intellicorp today launched its much-awaited AI-enabled motorcycle RV 400 in India. The all-electric bike is available in two variants — Base and Premium. While Revolt RV 400 Base can be owned for Rs 3,499 per month, Revolt RV 400 Premium can be acquired for Rs 3,999 per month. Under the My Revolt Plan (MRP), the owners will have to pay a total of 37 monthly instalments for the two variants.Keeping all the mathematics in mind, below are the essential ex-showroom prices of the two Revolt RV 400 variants.– RV 400 Base – Rs 1,29,463– RV 400 Premium – Rs 1,47,963Revolt RV 400 is powered by a 3,000W motor, which can produce 5,000W of maximum power and 170 Nm of torque. The motorcycle gets a 3.24 KWh Lithium-Ion battery with pouch cell technology. Introductory benefits with the new RV 400 include unlimited battery warranty (8 years/ 1.5 lakh km), free maintenance benefits (3 years/ 30,000 km), product warranty (5 years/ 75,000 km) and insurance (1-year company-owned, 5 years third-party).Revolt RV 400 is available in two colour options — Rebel Red and Cosmic Black. There are two riding positions — sport and cruise — and three riding modes — Eco (45 kmph), Normal (65 kmph) and Sport (85 kmph). The electric motorcycle’s ARAI-certified range is 156 km.Revolt RV 400 gets a single cradle frame. Taking care of the suspension duties in the electric bike are USD front forks and an adjustable monoshock unit at the rear. Revolt RV 400 comes with 17-inch alloy wheels having disc brakes. It makes use of CBS (Combined Braking System). Simultaneously, there is also RBS (Regenerative Braking System).Concerning the features, the new RV 400 gets LED headlamp and tail lamp, fully digital instrument cluster, Revolt smart key and four separate exhaust sounds. Revolt Intellicorp is providing the Revolt App with RV 400. Available on both Android and iOS, the app has connectivity features like bike locator, door-step battery delivery, mobile swap stations, anti-theft, sound selection and preview, among others.advertisementALSO READ | Renault Triber launched in India, price starts at Rs 4.95 lakhALSO READ | Renault Triber price, variants, features explainedALSO READ | Kia Seltos GT Line waiting period extends to 10-12 weeksGet 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 byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Revolt RV 400Follow Revolt RV 400 launchFollow Revolt RV 400 priceFollow Revolt RV 400 variants Revolt RV 400 price details explainedNew Revolt RV 400 comes with introductory benefits like unlimited battery warranty (8 years/ 1.5 lakh km), free maintenance benefits (3 years/ 30,000 km), product warranty (5 years/ 75,000 km) and insurance (1-year company-owned, 5 years third-party).advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Hong Kong Introduces Stricter Garbage Disposal Rules

first_imgzoom Hong Kong introduced the new Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution by Garbage) Regulation on July 1, giving effect to the latest requirements of the MARPOL Annex V – Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships.Nine new categories to the definition of ”garbage from ships,” including food wastes, operational wastes, cooking oil, fishing gear and animal carcasses, were added to the new regulation.The new regulation applies to ships within Hong Kong waters and Hong Kong registered ships wherever they are.With the repeal of the existing regulation, the new regulation seeks to enact the latest international requirements governing discharge of garbage from ships as prescribed by the IMO.According to the new regulation, the discharge of any garbage from a ship within Hong Kong waters is prohibited except cargo hold, deck and external surfaces wash water which does not contain cleaning agents and additives harmful to the marine environment.Every ship of 12 metres or more in length overall must display a Garbage Discharge Placard (GDP) on board to notify crew and passengers of the garbage discharge requirements.Also, every ship which is of 100 gross tonnage or above, or certified to carry 15 or more persons, must have on board a Garbage Management Plan (GMP). The GMP must provide written procedures for minimizing, collecting, storing, processing and disposing of garbage.Any ship which is of 400 GT or above and is certified to carry less than 15 persons;  or of 400 GT or above and certified to carry 15 or more persons and engaged in a voyage of more than one hour in duration, must have on board a Garbage Record Book (GRB) to record the handling of shipboard garbage.Each discharge of garbage into the sea or to a reception facility must be recorded in the GRB and signed by the person in charge of the discharge on the date of the discharge.Each completed page of the GRB shall be signed by the coxswain of a local vessel, or the master of other vessels.last_img read more

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Danai Gurira will say goodbye to The Walking Dead after season 10

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Danai Gurira has confirmed that she will be departing from her breakout show “The Walking Dead” after its tenth season. The 41-year-old actor, who portrays the role of Michonne in the long-running zombie drama series, shared the news during a panel discussion at the San Diego Comic Con, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I can confirm that this is the last season I will be on this amazing TV show as Michonne. I would just like to say that this has been one of the purest joys of my life to play this role and to be amongst these people and those who are not here right now and amongst all of you. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “I’m very thankful for the experience I’ve had in ways I can’t state right now. My heart does not leave in any way, shape or form. The ‘TWD’ family is forever. The connection between us never ends,” Gurira said. The “Avengers: Endgame” star said it was a “difficult decision” for her to leave the show. “It is not connected to my heart. My heart stays right here. It was about my calling and other things I feel called to. The opportunities I’ve had, exploring it as a creator of work. I’m filled with a lot of pain about leaving and a lot of gratitude. I am thankful to all of you. I love you guys, and I love this show,” she added. The tenth season of “The Walking Dead” will premiere in October this year.last_img read more

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Legendary crime writer Max Haines dead at 86

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Max made murder fun, death droll.But there is nothing fun or droll about progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). It is a rare, slow and incurable neurological scourge akin to Parkinson’s disease.It claimed Max Haines, at age 86, in the wee hours of Saturday at his Etobicoke home.There never was a newspaperman quite like him. A story-teller without peer.READ MORE Login/Register With: Twitter Death was Max Haines’ stock in trade. No one could write murder and mayhem like Max.In his deft hands, death came alive — for 34 years, 28 books and 2,500 wildly popular Crime Flashback columns in the Sun.Name the demise and Max wrote about it, with a twinkle and a wry touch: Decapitation, poison, strangling, shooting, stabbing, vats of acid, bludgeoning…last_img read more

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Naloxone to the rescue near Courtland

Naloxone is proving to be a handy resource for local police and paramedics.Naloxone is credited with saving the life of a 28-year-old man near Courtland last week.Last Wednesday near midnight, police were notified that the man was in medical distress and needed help.“Officers arrived on scene with paramedics and identified that the male was in medical crisis from what appeared to be an opioid overdose,” Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release.“An officer and paramedic immediately administered approximately three doses of naloxone. As a result, the male regained consciousness and began to respond. He was escorted to the ambulance outside where he was transported by paramedics to a local area hospital where he was treated by attending physicians.”Opioid abuse and overdoses have skyrocketed across North America over the past 15 years. Norfolk and Haldimand have not been immune.Naloxone has emerged as the front-line response of choice for police and paramedics alike. The chemical temporarily blocks the uptake of opioids in the event of an overdose,  preventing them from depressing the body to the point of respiratory failure. This gives paramedics time to get overdose victims to hospital for a more permanent solution.“Officers and paramedics attending this address were able to quickly identify an opioid overdose and saved this man’s life by administering naloxone,” Insp. Joe Varga, head of the Norfolk OPP, said in the news release.“When someone is overdosing, minutes can make the difference between life and death.”MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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MLB teams allowed to use iPads in dugout all season

MLB teams allowed to use iPads in dugout all season by The Associated Press Posted Mar 30, 2016 8:13 am MDT Last Updated Mar 30, 2016 at 9:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – After allowing iPad Air 2s with restrictions in dugouts during the final two weeks of last season and the post-season under a pilot program, Major League Baseball reached a deal with Apple that gives iPad Pros to all teams this year along with a new scouting, analytics and video app called MLB Dugout.Each team’s devices, which can be used in dugouts and bullpens, have been customized to use the club’s proprietary statistical report and advance scouting videos along with MLB’s Statcast system, which launched last year,The deal was announced Wednesday. read more

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GCHQ joins Instagram to give public glimpse behind the scenes of topsecret

It spends its days trudging through the darkest corners of the internet, but the GCHQ has now officially joined Instagram. The listening post launched an account on Wednesday, two years after becoming the first spy agency to join Twitter as part of its drive for more transparency.Its first post, uploaded at 1pm on Wednesday, showed a picture of the headquarters with a sign reading “no photograph” and the caption: “Well this is going to be interesting… Follow us for a glimpse into our secret world.”The account on the picture-sharing platform will provide a glimpse behind the doors of the top-secret organisation and an insight into the life of an intelligence officer.A GHCQ spokeswoman said: “People generally know we’re working 24/7 to help keep the country safe, but they don’t get the chance to see behind the scenes.”Hopefully this will help dispel some myths and show who we are as individuals.” The GCHQ spokeswoman said: “As we enter our centenary year, we’re more keen than ever that people get a picture of what life is really like as a GCHQ employee.”We hope our Instagram channel will encourage talented people to consider working with us at GCHQ to help keep the country safe.”You’ll not only learn about our work to stay one step ahead of those wishing to do us harm, but also get a glimpse at our hobbies, clubs and coffee shops. A post welcoming people into the ‘top secret world’: The Instagram account is the latest step in a drive towards greater openness It is the latest step in a drive towards greater openness after the agency came under intense scrutiny following Edward Snowden’s revelations about intelligence techniques in 2013.GCHQ’s Twitter account has amassed more than 75,000 followers since it joined the site in 2016, posting more than 2,000 tweets. The service, which works alongside MI5 and MI6 to protect the UK from cyber attacks and terrorism and support the armed forces, marks its 100th anniversary in 2019. A snapshot of the Instagram story sent out by the organisation showing GCHQ Bude, a UK Government satellite ground station and eavesdropping centre located on the north Cornwall coast at Cleave Camp A snapshot of the Instagram story sent out by the organisation showing GCHQ Bude, a UK Government satellite ground station and eavesdropping centre located on the north Cornwall coast at Cleave Camp “From the Cotswolds to Cornwall, from London to Lincolnshire and the wonderful dry stone walls of North Yorkshire, this will be a chance to show off some of the iconic locations we’re proud to call home.”And of course there’s bound to be puzzles and maybe some surprises too.”The handle for the Instagram account is @GCHQ. A post welcoming people into the 'top secret world': The Instagram account is the latest step in a drive towards greater openness Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Private school forced to readmit  aggressive pupil after parents claim their son

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The first tier tribunal found that the school had acted in a discriminatory manner, and this decision was upheld by the second tier tribunal after Ashdown House appealed.  “We found that excluding Bobby permanently amounts to unfavourable treatment under the Equality Act,” the judgement said.“We then considered whether the unfavourable treatment was because of something arising in consequence of Bobby’s disability and concluded that it was.”The tribunal found that while the school did make some reasonable adjustments, this did not go far enough and “other adjustments should have been made”.   The court ruled that Bobby must now be readmitted, provided with extra tuition and given a full apology by Ashdown House.The boy’s parents said they are “delighted” that the case “makes an example of discriminatory exclusions in independent schools”.They said in a statement: “Children living with disabilities have often been subjected to many injustices in their short lives; being unlawfully excluded from school should not be another one to add to the list.“We hope this gives confidence to other parents of children with special educational needs that they do not have to stand by and watch their families be discriminated against.”Hilary Phillips, headmistress at Ashdown House, said that the school “aims to meet the educational needs of all of its pupils with their happiness, safety and wellbeing  at the heart of all we do”.  She added: “Since the decision of the Tribunal, the school has been in contact with the parents to support them fully in their plans for their child’s future education.” A private school has been forced to re-admit an “aggressive” pupil after his parents took legal action, claiming that their son had been discriminated against.Ashdown House, a preparatory school in Sussex which charges £9,560-a-year for boarders, counts the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the actor Damian Lewis among it alumni.The school expelled a ten-year-old pupil – named as “Bobby” throughout the judgement – in February after “aggressive and targeted behaviour” towards a fellow Year Five student.This included “placing him in a headlock, pushing him in the haha, chasing him in the changing room (which resulted in the boy slipping and receiving a head injury)”.According to the judgement, Bobby had been involved in “37 incidents of unprovoked aggression since his arrival at the school”.The boy’s parents, backed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), took the school to court, arguing that the school had failed in its duties under equalities laws.The parents, who adopted Bobby at 13 months, said the school know of his ADHD  diagnosis and sensory processing difficulties.Their son also had emotional and social difficulties arising from trauma in his early childhood and in the womb. When the school’s governors rejected the parents’ appeal against the expulsion, they took the case to The High Court. read more

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