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    More than 13,000 residents in the Hudson Valley remained without power following the fallout of Tropical Depression Ida, which made its way through the region more than 24 hours ago. As of 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, Con Edison was still reporting 411 outages, impacting 12,914 of its 360,045 Westchester customers, with “more work required,” as they continue making repairs. More than 1,000 outages were still being reported in Mamaroneck Village (3,760), Mamaroneck Town (1,964), Yonkers (1,188), Scarsdale (1,183), and New Rochelle (1,076). Central Hudson was still working on 62 active outages, that were impacting 2,319 of its Hudson Valley customers, with 1,055 in Dutchess, 203 in Ulster County, 186 in Putnam County, and 107 in Orange County.
 “Central Hudson crews are hard at work making repairs throughout the service area after yesterday’s soaking rains,” Ryan Hawthorne, the Vice President of Electric Engineering and Operations at Central Hudson said. 
“We’re working to address nearly 110 individual damage locations and we anticipate restoration efforts to last more than 24 hours. We expect to have more than half of the currently...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Two of China's leading tech companies are setting up labor unions for their staff as the industry comes under intense political pressure to rethink how it treats its workers.Chinese ride-hailing company Didi (DIDI) announced on an internal forum last month that it had established a union for its workers, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person said that the group was affiliated with the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), a government-backed organization under which all mainland Chinese trade unions must be registered.This week, JD.com (JD) also created a union for employees, the e-commerce company said in a Chinese social media post Wednesday. The union, which held its first meeting on Monday, is intended to promote the "unified protection of [workers'] rights and interests, and the collective relief of challenges," according to the company.The move comes as China continues its historic regulatory crackdown on the tech sector, and as pressure mounts on employers to ease up on an infamous "996" working culture. Just days ago, the country's top court issued a lengthy condemnation...
    Google is once again postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-January, in addition to requiring all employees to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened. CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post Tuesday that Google is delaying its global return to offices until at least January 10, after pushing the planned September return back to October.  Pichai said that starting in January the company will let countries and locations determine when to end voluntary work-from-home policies 'based on local conditions, which vary greatly across our offices.'  He also promised a 30-day heads up before workers are expected back in the office.  CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post Tuesday that Google is delaying its global return to offices until at least January 10, the second pushback in recent weeks Google also promised a 30-day heads up before workers are expected back in the office RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Facebook delays employees' return to campus until 2022 as... Twitter closes its NYC and San Francisco...
    CHICAGO (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — The Pentagon announced Monday that the last U.S. troops had left Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war. The last U.S. flight out of Afghanistan left at 2:29 p.m. CT, McKenzie said. The heads of the State Department and Defense Department teams were among the last to leave: Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson and Major General Chris Donahue. The Defense Department’s communications wing, DVIDs, released a photo of Donahue boarding a C-17 cargo plane at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. READ MORE: Brothers Released From Custody, But Still Being Investigated, After Saying They Buried Mother, Sister In Backyard In Lyons In awe of our Sky Dragon Soldiers. This was an incredibly tough, pressurized mission filled with multiple complexities, with active threats the entire time. Our troops displayed grit, discipline and empathy. Below is a picture of the last Soldier to leave Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/LnhBGHUf0M — XVIII Airborne Corps (@18airbornecorps) August 30, 2021 But while the world is focused on the final boots on the ground, CBS 2’s Meredith Barack introduced us Monday night to one Chicago...
    For the first time in 19 years, kids went back to school in Montgomery County, Maryland, without encountering a police officer in the building. But the plan to replace them is not finalized, even though kids are already back in the classroom. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said the Community Engagement Officers who have replaced Police School Resources Officers are assigned to a school cluster and will respond if a staff member calls 911. “We do not expect confusion during the first week of school. MCPS had preliminary training with administrators in this process,” said Elrich during a weekly coronavirus briefing with council members. But school administrators don’t have clarity on which circumstances they would call the community engagement officers to respond, nor what the specific duties of the officers are. The county school board confirms it has not received an updated “Memorandum of Understanding,” an agreement between county police and schools that lists those details, among other things. “If there is a need for an officer to respond, they will have a number they can call and the officer...
    Good Morning America hosts George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts are said to be at war over a recent sexual harassment lawsuit filed against a former producer, with Roberts' furious that staff including Stephanopoulos allegedly knew about the claims years ago.  The lawsuit was filed against Michael Corn last week by Kirstyn Crawford, 31, who claims he kissed her head and rubbed her legs in 2015. The lawsuit also includes a claim by Jill McClain, who worked with Corn on World News Tonight in 2010. She says he rubbed her vagina over her jeans during a red-eye flight in 2010.   Corn, who left ABC earlier this year, has denied the allegations strenuously and vowed to fight them.  On Monday, his attorney provided DailyMail.com with emails from one of the accusers to him the day after he allegedly assaulted her, in which she tells him he's the 'best'.  The lawsuit described how Crawford told Stephanopoulos about the claims in 2017.  Stephanopoulos then told Heather Riley, then-senior director of publicity, Derek Medina, then-senior vice president for business affairs, and Tanya Menton, vice president of litigation, but...
    A series of videos from Rikers Island captured violent scenes of inmates attacking prison guards - including one incident where one officer could not stand up after being brutally kicked and stomped on. Violence among the inmates has increased over the past year as 'broken bones, stitches, and stabbings' have been reported by the officers, according to Fox News.   'We're working 25-plus hours straight, no meal breaks, the conditions of having gang members in the same housing areas – gang affiliated housing – we're being assaulted with impunity,' Correction Officers' Benevolent Association President Benny Boscio told the network.  Boscio also added that there has been a 23% increase in inmates with violent felony charges. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Fox News Privacy Policy Surveillance footage from Rikers Island captured the violent nature of the inmates as guards were seen being brutally attacked in a series of videos The New York jail complex has seen a 23% increase in inmates with violent felony charges  Correction Officers' Benevolent Association President Benny Boscio reported the unbearable working conditions at Rikers...
    Bangkok ranked No. 1 on a new list of top global "workation" destinations from Holidu.co.uk.Getty Images As telecommuting has proven necessary, practical and long-lasting for many amid the pandemic, a common thought's been occurring to employees worldwide — why work from home when you could work by a beach, or at a Parisian café? Working while on vacation, or a "workation" — whether a long weekend, week, month or more —may be more popular and widespread than ever, and U.K.-based vacation search engine Holidu.co.uk has compiled a list of the top cities worldwide for "mixing business and pleasure." "The events of the past year and a half have completely shifted the ways in which we work, showing us that we don't always have to be in the office five days a week to do our jobs," said Sarah Siddle, public relations and marketing manager at Holidu. "A workation is the perfect way to spend an extended period of time in a destination you want to explore without the limitations of staying within yearly holiday allowances." More from Personal Finance:Working remotely?...
    DETECTIVES probing the mystery deaths of a man and woman at a Northants house say they are "not seeking anyone else". A forensic tent remains outside the Kettering property after 10 patrol cars swooped on the address due to concerns for someone's welfare. 4A forensic tent is at the scene, after the bodies of a woman and a man were found in KetteringCredit: SWNS Northamptonshire Police said the bodies of a woman and a man were found at the property shortly before 1pm on Friday. A major investigation was launched, with post-mortem examinations taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend. The force had been called over a concern for welfare in regards to the pair - who were confirmed dead at the scene. On Saturday, DI Nicole Main, of the major crime investigation team, said: "At this stage we believe this to be a contained incident, and would like to offer the reassurance to the local community that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with these two deaths. "Our fast-paced and extensive investigation continues and our teams...
    Kim Kardashian and estranged husband Kanye West could be rekindling their romance, sources say. According to a report by TMZ on Saturday, insiders close to the former couple have claimed they are 'working on rebuilding the foundation of the relationship' privately.  On Thursday, Kim, 40, made a statement when she appeared on stage at the 44-year-old rapper's Donda listening event in Chicago in a wedding gown and veil.   Set to reconcile? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly 'working on their relationship' according to TMZ on Saturday - after she made a statement by appearing on stage at his Donda show in Chicago on Thursday in a wedding gown and veil. Pictured in February 2020 While TMZ still believe the divorce is underway, other sources claim Kim and Kanye are willing to give their romance another chance, particularly with kids involved.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kim Kardashian NOT happy with Kanye West as she 'wasn't in... Kim wears a wedding dress and Kanye sets himself on FIRE:... Inside Kanye West's Donda...
    (CNN)In Singapore's Changi General Hospital, there's a chance your surgeon won't have a heart. The cleaners might not have lungs, and the physiotherapist could be completely brainless. That's because at Changi General Hospital (CGH), more than 50 members of staff are robots. From performing surgery to carrying out administrative work, robots have become an integral part of the 1,000-bed hospital's workforce, says Selina Seah, director for the Centre for Healthcare Assistive and Robotics Technology (CHART), which works with CGH to find high-tech solutions for problems in healthcare. While CHART has been operating since 2015, the pandemic has created a new need for contactless and remote healthcare solutions. Singapore already has the highest adoption rate of industrial robots anywhere in the world, with 9 per 100 workers -- but that is mostly in the electronics sector. Now, Seah hopes robots can make healthcare more accessible, affordable, and higher quality, as well as safer for pandemic situations.Read More"There is growing awareness that robots are becoming more important in our work," says Seah. "Due to Covid-19 and the fact that we have to...
    The roughly 24 students and 16 adults from California stranded in the Kabul area are "scared" and "trapped," said a spokesman for Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican, adding that the Biden administration "has been too slow to manage this crisis." The students and their parents traveled to Afghanistan to visit extended family, said Howard Shen, the Cajon Valley Union School District Family and Community Engagement media contact, in a statement. "Congressman Issa and staff are aware of the location of several American citizens, and we have been in direct and consistent contact with them," Jonathan Wilcox, Issa's communications director, told the Washington Examiner. STUDENTS AND PARENTS FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICT STRANDED IN AFGHANISTAN AMID TALIBAN TAKEOVER The situation is fluid, but Issa has spoken with the stranded Americans through voice contact, he said. "They are scared, stranded, and trapped in the Kabul area," he said. "I know the president and his press secretary have said this isn't happening, but that's dead wrong." At least 24 students from El Cajon are stranded in...
    Animal rescue efforts extend far beyond the borders of our own communities. Over 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. shelters every year. Some are owner surrenders, and others were rescued from abusive situations or brought in as strays. They come in all ages, from the tiniest of puppies and kittens to sweet seniors needing a family to love them for however much time they have left. The flow of animals is constant, and even with adoption becoming a popular method of obtaining family pets, there are still 1.5 million animals euthanized in shelters every year — that’s over 5,000 animals each day. With so many animals needing a place to go, rescue organizations often network with each other to help save as many lives as possible. You’ve probably heard about organizations making trips to other states after a natural disaster to help animals that were already sitting in shelters, but what you might not know is that for many, helping shelters in other states is something they do on a monthly or even weekly basis. Working Together to Help Animals...
    Thousands in Connecticut are without power following the round of storms that rolled through the region, though the damage was not as bad as expected. As late Monday morning, Aug. 23, more than 8,000 of Eversource’s 1.28 million customers in the state are reporting outages. United Illuminating is working to repair seven active outages impacting more than 1,100 of the company’s customers. The most outages are being reported in: Pomfret (708),  Woodstock (659),  Thompson (628),  Brooklyn (595),  Plainfield (536),  Canterbury (528),  Town of Fairfield (454) Putnam (407) Crews from out of state and Canada joined local employees as they worked through the night to help make repairs to approximately 20,000 customers who lost power overnight. “Stringing new wire, clearing tree damage, and repairing equipment—crews were busy last night cleaning up and bringing power back to customers,” Eversource officials stated. “We have our eyes on stormy weather coming through today and are ready to respond to any additional outages.” 
Eversource officials had planned for nearly a million customers to lose power for days, but the...
    New York (CNN)News outlets including CNN and the Washington Post are working overtime to ensure the safety of staffers in Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country.The Wall Street Journal said it successfully "evacuated its last workers out of Kabul on Saturday after a week of repeated attempts that included attacks against some of them."The Post and The New York Times also helped dozens of employees exit the country earlier in the week. The three newspapers publicly asked the Biden administration for assistance in the days after Kabul fell to the Taliban.Many of the people who were evacuated are interpreters, guides and local journalists often known as "stringers" in the news industry. "Bureau chiefs and security staffers from Kabul to Doha to London to DC have been scrambling to get these colleagues out of Afghanistan," CNN's Brian Stelter said on "Reliable Sources" Sunday.Stelter reported that CNN quietly helped ten Afghan colleagues leave the country in the past few days.Read More"Many other newsrooms are working on the same thing," he said, calling it emotionally draining but necessary work.Fox News...
    Republicans in Texas are trying to shift blame for COVID surge to Black people Merkel told Putin to his face that Navalnys imprisonment is unacceptable, calling for the opposition leaders release © Provided by CBS Sports FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 12: New England Patriots kicker Quinn Nordin (3) watches his kick during a preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Washington Football Team on August 12, 2021, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Quinn Nordin was one of the side stories worth monitoring for the Patriots as they entered their second preseason exhibition of the summer on Thursday. After all, the rookie kicker impressed in the opener against Washington, netting all three of his field-goal attempts which included a boot from 50 yards out. By night's end in Philly, however, Nordin looked like a rookie kicker. In what was otherwise a dominant night for New England, he missed two extra-point attempts and a field goal try.  With Nick Folk still on the mend, Nordin does have a window...
    Friday, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield was asked how many Americans are still in Afghanistan following the recent withdrawal of troops and the ensuing Taliban takeover. Bedingfield said on CNN’s “New Day” that the Biden administration does not have the “precise number” because many have left over the course of the last six months. She advised the administration is working now to identify how many Americans remain in Afghanistan, adding that “every American who wants to get out” will get out. “You know, we don’t have a precise number, and there’s a reason for that,” Bedingfield outlined. “It’s because the number of people, of Americans, in Afghanistan, includes people who may have left the country, who may have left over the course of the last six months. So, what we’re doing is working to identify how many Americans are there. As of a few weeks ago, we had already begun reaching out to all American citizens who are in Afghanistan via email, via texts, via messaging app to hear from them and to understand their plans and work with...
    Google Calendar is preparing an update that will allow you to select the workplace in order to facilitate coordination between different groups of users or simply report the working day. The pandemic has made teleworking on the rise and this has affected the way we understand technology. More and more people use applications or programs to manage everything they have to do during the work day. And, is that, performing assigned tasks from home is not as easy, nor as comfortable as is often believed. The home space is usually not adapted to spend eight hours sitting down producing or managing the different tasks. Many people are waiting for everything to end to simply return to the office, while others have adapted in the best way and deny the spaces as offices. Returning to the tools, the most popular during the pandemic have been those of video calls. Zoom has managed to carve out a gap between the different options and gain a popularity that they would not have achieved had it not been for the situation that shook the...
    U.S. veterans in the D.C. area who run a nonprofit have shifted their efforts to helping at-risk Afghans get to safety after the Taliban took over Kabul. “We shifted to supporting the larger international effort to remain in contact with all at-risk Afghans who are attempting to flee Afghanistan to safety,” said Mariah Smith, of Winchester, Virginia, who serves on the board of directors for No One Left Behind. The organization has been purchasing commercial tickets for Afghans who had their special immigrant visas to fly to the U.S. But after the Taliban moved into Kabul, they changed their focus. “We’re positioned to support evacuation efforts out of Kabul,” Smith said. Afghan and Iraqi interpreters are promised that if they serve the U.S. military for two years, they can get visas along with their families to come to the U.S. “Taking action and saving as many Afghans as we can, is the honorable way forward,” Smith said. John Dolan, of Maryland, is also on the board of directors and is a former Infantry and Special Operations Officer with three deployments...
    I worked at a few different locations at Disney World. Kayleigh Price I left my job at Disney World after two years, and there are things I do and don't miss about it. I loved helping guests celebrate special moments and the discounts and perks that came with the job. I definitely don't miss the rainy Florida weather or being on my feet all day every day.  Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for two years, and it was a total dream come true.  I often fondly look back at things that made it so special, but like with any job, there are also some things I'm glad to be done with. Read on for the top things I miss and don't miss about working at Disney World. It was a pleasure making kids'...
    TWO St. Louis sheriff’s deputies were booted from the force after being witnessed moonlighting as security detail to “defunding the police” proponent and Squad member Rep. Cori Bush. "I do feel that the hand that was dealt to us was unfair and unjust," fired St. Louis sheriff's deputy Tylance Jackson said. 4St. Louis Sheriff Vernon Betts said he fired two deputies “for not following proper procedures”Credit: St. Louis Sheriff's Office 4Democratic Rep. Cori Bush has pushed for “defunding the police” while spending $70,000 on a private security detailCredit: Reuters But his former boss, Sheriff Vernon Betts denied politics played into his decision to let go both Jackson and fellow sheriff's deputy Maurice Thompson. “I didn’t fire them for working security for Cori Bush,” Betts argued. $70,000 FOR 'DEFUND POLICE' POL Rep. Bush has faced criticism for shelling out $70,000 on a private security detail while at the same time continuing to publicly declare to “defund the police.” “I'm going to make sure I have security because I know I have had attempts on my life,” Bush tried to...
    (CNN)Google staffers could see pay cuts if they choose to work remotely and live in areas with lower costs of living than their former offices. The company has released an internal calculator for staff which was seen by Reuters, showing the pay cuts employees can expect based on where they live. Other tech companies have also reduced the salaries of employees working from home in more affordable areas, according to the report. Kara Alaimo For example, a Google employee working remotely in Lake Tahoe would, according to Reuters, take a 25% pay cut for not working in San Francisco, even though the cost of living in some places in Tahoe are nearly as expensive. The Reuters article also points out that a staffer working remotely from Stamford, Connecticut, would take a 15% pay cut for not working in the New York City office."Our compensation packages have always been determined by location, and we always pay at the top of the local market based on where an employee works from," a Google spokesperson told CNN. But it's outrageous that a...
    Russian intelligence services worked with prominent ransomware gangs to compromise U.S. government and government-affiliated organizations, according to new research from cybersecurity firm Analyst1. Two Russian intelligence bureaus — the Federal Security Service, or FSB, and Foreign Intelligence Service, or SVR — collaborated with individuals in "multiple cybercriminal organizations," security analysts with the firm say in the report. The research indicates these cybercriminals helped Russian intelligence develop and deploy custom malware targeting American companies that serve U.S. military clients.  The hacking groups used a variation of the so-called Ryuk ransomware — used for attacks on large enterprises — called "Sidoh," created specifically for espionage, according to Analyst1. The code was launched sometime between June 2019 and January 2020 and hid in the background of Windows machines, silently harvesting keystrokes and sensitive documents.  Russian hackers create "cartel" 07:22 One attack described in the report was executed by a group dubbed EvilCorp in October 2020. Another group known as SilverFish targeted the same victim only two months later using the same technical infrastructure, hacking tools and malicious scripts. The groups used a technique called "domain fronting"...
    Box Office: Disney’s ‘Luca’ to Release in China on August 20 Nio released earnings Wednesday. Here’s how to value its stock compared to Tesla, Ford and other rivals Despite a rocky few weeks of speculation that the New Orleans Saints and star wideout Michael Thomas could be headed for a trade, sources have told Yahoo Sports that the wideout and Saints head coach Sean Payton have had positive talks and are not seeking a split. Two sources familiar with the talks said Payton and Thomas had a recent meeting to clear the air over two lingering issues: comments Payton made regarding his frustration over the offseason timing of Thomas’s ankle surgery; and a subsequent social media post from Thomas that suggested the wideout was now at odds with the team. “They had a good talk about [the issues],” one source said. “I think they both believe it’s not anything that has to go any further than what is already out there. There was some frustration from both viewpoints and that was the point of the meeting.” A second source...
    New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during a news conference the day after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation at the New York State Capitol, in Albany, New York, August 11, 2021.Cindy Schultz | Reuters Kathy Hochul won't take over as New York's governor for about two weeks, but several lobbyists already have a leg up in the race to influence her. Hochul, who was elected the state's lieutenant governor in 2014, has dealt with several lobbyists across a range of industries already this year. She will replace Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he announced on Tuesday that he would be resigning in two weeks, in the wake of a state Attorney General report that said he sexually harassed 11 women. Cuomo, who has continued to deny wrongdoing, had been under investigation for several months before he quit. "I am sure in Albany lobbying world they raced to curry favor with Kathy Hochul starting with the cascade of accusations earlier this year," a longtime Democratic insider with ties to state leadership told CNBC. "I bet that's when her phone started going off the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As school districts across the tri-state area battle on how to protect students in classrooms, some are trying to figure out how to get students to the schools in the first place. Schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware are struggling to find bus drivers as the shortage plagues the nation amid the pandemic. “School districts are working diligently and working hard and trying everything they can do to figure out how to get the kids to school,” Tyler Bryan, the education associate of school transportation, tells CBS3. READ MORE: Philadelphia Mayor, Health Commissioner To Address Vaccination Requirements For Municipal Employees Wednesday Holcomb Bus Company is using a new approach: offering incentives to attract bus drivers. “In a nutshell, it is a combination of our increased wages, sign on bonus and asset utilization to get the most of the driver,” Salvatore Dani says. It’s a process that takes time, so companies are urging schools and parents to be patient. READ MORE: Abington School District Proposes Mask Mandate In Schools To Mixed Feelings Among Parents Ryan Dellinger with...
    There are plenty of things I know I'll do differently next time. Abigail Robertson for Insider Last year, I spent 2 months turning a 2012 Ford Transit Connect into a micro-cabin on wheels. Since taking it on the road, I've realized there are plenty of things I wish I'd done differently. Tackling a fast reno schedule in the middle of winter while working full-time wasn't a good combo. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. When 2020 hit with all of its uncertainties, I knew there was no better time to start van life. I was working remotely, so I retreated to my childhood home in Ohio and spent two months and $12,500 turning a 2012 Ford Transit Connect into what I fondly call my micro-cabin on wheels. There are lots of things I'm proud of, but since hitting the road, I've learned...
    LIAM WILLIAMS warned South Africa they are facing the best bomb defuser in world rugby ahead of the deciding Third Test. The Lions full-back starts tomorrow against the Springboks as Warren Gatland's tourists look to win the series here for the first time since 1997. 1Liam Williams is back for his second tour Wales ace Williams is widely regarded as No 1 in the world under the high ball. When asked to pick the best player in the air, he said: "You're looking at him. If I don't believe in myself, nobody else is going to believe in me. "You know when you play 15, it's basically your job. "Your job is to catch balls and to chase kicks. Every little thing else you do, you add to the team. "I've been behind Leigh Halfpenny for years and years and he was one of the best in the air. "We've worked together for years. That's basically what we do. We've been working hard on that aerial contest this week. "We know it's going to be a big challenge in...
    (CNN)White House Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger said Wednesday that the Biden administration thinks recent comments by a representative of a ransomware gang linked to the May attack on the Colonial Pipeline could amount to a "commitment" the group would not target critical infrastructure or other sensitive industries.Neuberger suggested the pledge by ransomware group BlackMatter, coupled with recent comments by Russian officials following President Joe Biden's summit with President Vladimir Putin in June, was evidence the administration's warnings about disruptive ransomware activity against US critical infrastructure are being heard. US and Russia hold substantive strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for comments"We think we're seeing a commitment, and we will look to see the actions that follow on that commitment," she told the Aspen Security Forum when asked about an interview posted by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future late last month in which an individual representing BlackMatter said critical infrastructure was among the few areas the group considers off limits.Neuberger's comments, referring to cybercriminals who try to extort millions of dollars in ransom payments from their victims, raised eyebrows...
    Stacey J. Aswad hosted Disney World's resort TV show between 2005 and 2021. Disney Parks Stacey J. Aswad is an entertainer and TV star known for hosting "Must Do Disney." Speaking with Insider, she shared how she got the gig and her favorite memories from filming. Today, Aswad is focused on voiceover acting and her web series, VO Buzz Weekly. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Stacey J. Aswad never imagined that "Top 7 Must Sees," an informational show played on Walt Disney World's resort TVs, would become an iconic part of the theme park's history. In fact, she hadn't even planned to audition for the hosting gig in the first place. She had just traveled from North Carolina to Georgia in 2005 to try out for a different role and was ready to head back home. But instead, she said her manager suggested that she stay for another day and audition for a Disney project. Aswad said she "quickly crammed as much of the script" into her brain as she could, and then auditioned "the famed...
    In this article, ComputerHoy could receive a commission for your purchases. More information. The new iPad Air that Apple presented at the end of 2020 is one of the best devices of this brand, for power and versatility. Fortunately, its price has started to drop quite noticeably. The basic iPad, the cheapest in the Apple catalog, are the ones that dominate the bulk of this brand’s sales for more than obvious reasons. However, users who want a tablet for professional use usually opt for the iPad Pro, although today it is not strictly necessary to go to this model. The iPad Air 4 (2020) was a big leap in terms of performance, so that they are positioned as a clear cheap alternative to the iPad Pro with its Apple A14 Bionic as a processor. Right now There is also an interesting offer on Amazon to buy it, and that is the Cellular edition in rose gold color it has dropped to 623 euros. The new Apple iPad is almost as powerful as the iPad Pro thanks to the Apple...
    These are some of the features of the new advanced S Pen Pro that Samsung is working on. During the launch of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the South Koreans announced that they were working on an S Pen Pro, a stylus that would be larger than the current one and that would have Bluetooth connectivity. Since the announcement we have had few details about this promising stylus that you may be interested in, but now some of its specifications have been revealed that could make it clear that it is a next-generation stylus. As reported by the leaker chunvn8888 On Twitter, the S Pen Pro would feature a 0.7mm tip and can detect 4,096 pressure points, which matches the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s S Pen, but the new one will be compatible with the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s folding screen. that is about to be announced. S Pen Pro: 0.7 mm tip4096 pressure pointsCan be used with Z Fold3 without damaging the screenCharges via USB CAttaches magnetically with a few cases at the back of phonesPrice around 70 bucks in the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the metro has seen an uptick in violent crime this summer, recently released Bureau of Criminal Apprehension statistics point to staggering numbers in 2020. It shows a significant increase, up 16.6% from 2019; 75% of murders last year were committed with a firearm. Guns are also used in other violent crimes. The guns used in crimes, and found in the hands of felons, come from a variety of places. READ MORE: Starbuck Man Arrested On 5 Felony Charges For Child Pornography Distribution WCCO spoke with Anders Folk, acting U.S. Attorney in Minnesota, about the pipeline, and enforcement efforts aimed at stopping violent crimes. “We’ll see stolen firearms. We’ll see firearms that have been passed from person to person to person for use in different gun crimes. We’re seeing any number of sources,” Folk said. “Guns can be getting on streets through straw purchasers, stolen.” Earlier this week, Folk’s office charged an Eden Prairie woman with straw purchasing, accusing her of buying 14 guns for someone else, which is illegal. Documents show authorities recovered two of the...
    The New York Mets are working to acquire star Kris Bryant and pitcher Zach Davies from the Cubs at the trade deadline. The New York Mets are swinging for the fences with a mega trade to address their two biggest concerns in one fell swoop. New York is in talks with the Chicago Cubs about bringing in All-Star batter Kris Bryant and pitcher Zach Davies, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. With other playoff contenders making big moves at the trade deadline, it only makes sense for the Mets to go for a big move. Bryant is a four-time All-Star who has spent all seven years of his MLB career with the Cubs. However, his contract is up at the end of this year, giving Chicago an incentive to get some value back for him.Kris Bryant and Zach Davies could head to the MetsThis year, Bryant is batting .267/.358/.503 with 18 home runs and 51 RBI. Bryant could fill half a dozen holes for New York. He’s played the majority of his career at third base but has a wealth of...
    St. Louis County has reinstated mask mandates after the Delta variant caused a rise in covid cases. On CNN Tuesday, Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell spoke with Wildwood Mayor Jim Bowlin, who has been vocal about opposing the mask mandate. “Hospitalizations are up. The number of people in ICUs are up. The number of people on ventilators are up,” Camerota said. “So why not make people wear masks indoors for a little while until you get the numbers down?” Bowlin responded by saying he has “faith in our residents to do what is right as to others and for themselves,” arguing that he’s concerned “if the standard is now going to be that every time there’s an uptick in covid and without vaccinations and so forth and it stays around in perpetuity, presumably, we’ll be doing masks in perpetuity forever.” Blackwell asked directly if he thinks that masks are effective mitigation against covid-19. Bowlin said he does, adding that residents are “fully capable of making those decisions.” “If you don’t believe in mask mandates and you don’t believe in vaccine...
    A concert at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre outside Denver.John P Kelly | The Image Bank Unreleased | Getty Images With the pandemic upending where Americans live and work, many now face the dizzying maze of income tax issues. However, workers in some industries, such as entertainment, have been dealing with these problems for years. Touring musicians, TV anchors, athletes, film crew and other entertainment professionals working throughout the U.S. have grappled with tax issues long before Covid-19, financial experts say. Entertainers and sports professionals are often caught in the web of various state and local income taxes, said Chris Cooper, a certified financial planner at Chris Cooper & Company in San Diego. More from Personal Finance:Working remotely? Your 2021 taxes may be more complicatedSome states now offer certain business owners a workaround for SALT cap Senate proposal to overhaul tax break for pass-through businesses Typically, workers owe taxes in their home state, where they spend most of their time, own a home, register a car, vote and more. When they work and pay levies elsewhere, some states have reciprocal...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — As businesses have taken “closed indefinitely” signs out of their windows and reopened their doors, the landscape of a post-pandemic workforce is changing and depending on an unexpected demographic — teens. Teenagers have become one of the largest segments of the working population. The Associated Press reported that, in May, workers ages 16 to 19 made up 33.2% of the national workforce, the highest figure for teen workers since the Great Recession of 2008. READ MORE: FDA Issues Recall For Grimmway Farms Carrots Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination “Post-pandemic, we are facing the biggest staffing crisis probably in my lifetime, and I’ve been in the business for almost 50 years,” said John Longstreet, president, and CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Many people left the industry and found jobs doing other things. Additionally, a lot of restaurants were not able to make it through the pandemic.” Establishments have found it difficult to serve all of the people who are eager to make up for time lost to the pandemic, Longstreet said. “The biggest challenge that...
    Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook is working out for the Minnesota Vikings Friday and could sign with the team if things go well. The Minnesota Vikings receiving core has the best of both worlds. They have a rising star in Justin Jefferson and a seasoned veteran in Adam Theilen. When both are on the field, Kirk Cousins has no excuse why he can’t shred defenses apart with Jefferson’s route running and Thielen’s steady hands. Minnesota’s receiving core could get a considerable boost in the slot very soon. Former Oklahoma standout Dede Westbrook is working out with the team on Friday, and he could find his new NFL home if he handles business.NFL free-agent Dede Westbook working out for VikingsThe Vikings are hosting former Jacksonville Jaguar receiver Dede Westbrook for a workout on Friday, according to NFL Networks Ian Rapoport. If the workout goes well, the team will probably sign the speedy receiver, giving them a valuable asset in the slot. Minnesota is among three teams that are interested in Westbrook. The #Vikings are working out former #Jaguars speedy WR...
    CHINESE hackers could be hacking into your computer while you work from home — and use it as a back door to steal your company’s secrets.  Beijing’s cyber henchmen are said to be exploiting the Covid pandemic that began in its own country to rinse the West of its valuable know-how. 4China state hackers are said to be targeting routers of people working from home The sinister warning comes from the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) which discovered China state hackers are targeting home routers as part of a massive cyber theft blitz to steal ideas they can then rip off. It comes as MI5's top boss will warn Britons to be on their guard about spying and hostile state attacks from the likes of China and Russia in the same way they are about terrorism. ANSSI said the Chinese hacking group — known in security circles as APT31 — is targeting less secure household routers used by staff working from home as a way of breaking into their employers. The agency warned: "[We] are currently handling a large...
    THERE are major tax refund delays for many Americans because IRS staffers are working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual report released by the National Taxpayer Advocate recently revealed that a whopping 35million tax returns were being held for reviews - and they are weeks behind schedule. 1There are major delays with people's tax refundsCredit: Getty The backlog is a result of the pandemic restricting the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) staffers from accessing the agency's facilities because they're all working remotely and dealing with a significant workload, reported WGAL. The IRS deals with the tax return rollout as well as sending out stimulus checks and calculating other tax credits, as well as refunding unemployment compensation. Addressing the ongoing issues, the agency posted a statement to their Where's My Refund? on their website. It read: "Covid-19 Processing Delays. It’s taking more than 21 days for us to issue refunds for certain mailed and e-filed 2020 tax returns that require review. "Mailed correspondence is also taking longer to process. Thank you for your patience," the IRS said as...
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people stopped working from the office and started working from home. This boom has led more individuals to seek out digital careers where they can continue to use the Internet to get their work done, and maybe even work for themselves. Ana Skoumal is an attorney who specializes in helping online business owners, and here are some reasons she believes that digital careers are the path of the future.   Set your own hours Working online allows you to complete your assignments whenever you want. You can work around other duties such as appointments and childcare, and you can take breaks as often as you need to. For creative careers, it probably isn’t even necessary to stay at a desk for hours each day.   Be your own boss When you’re an entrepreneur in the digital sphere, you don’t have to work for anyone but yourself. “You get to decide what work is valuable to you,” said Ana Skoumal. “If you don’t like doing a task, you can outsource it. You get to decide how...
    More On: clubs Soho House, Ned owner plans New York IPO Hong Kong to reopen bars, nightclubs from April 29 for vaccinated customers The Well recovering a year after pandemic shuts business Women quit Hamptons ladies club after top job goes to a man When Michelle Ward, 43, heard about the controversy at the women’s only co-working space collective, the Wing, last summer, she canceled her membership. Ward, who works as CEO of the business coaching company 90 Day Business Launch, said that she “can’t believe” that the company is still in business. “I just personally didn’t want to be associated with the Wing and what they stood for,” she told The Post. Last March, after a New York Times story alleging the Wing’s unethical and racist treatment of employees, the feminist haven received a tidal wave of backlash. Former staffers came together to create the Instagram account “Flew The Coup,” where aggrieved ex-employees started speaking up. There, they shared anonymous stories of being treated like servants, facing “racism and anti-LGBTQIA rhetoric” and even acts of physical violence. Founder...
    (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.Scores of journalists from seventeen news outlets worked together to expose evidence of industrial-scale spying that targeted journalists, activists, politicians, and business executives.And the revelations are only just beginning.The consortium began to publish its findings on Sunday. The stories indicate that numerous members of the media were "possible candidates for surveillance," as The Guardian put it. Forensic tests affirmed the presence of spyware on some phones.More will be coming out in the days ahead. The participating news outlets are dubbing this the "Pegasus Project," teeing off the name of the spyware, Pegasus, which is ostensibly licensed by NSO Group to track terrorists and major criminals. How has the spyware been used? Has it been abused? Those are two of the key questions.Read MoreFirst things first...How did this investigation begin? Washington Post executive editor Sally Buzbee explained it in a letter from the editor on Sunday afternoon. "The project was conceived by Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based journalism nonprofit, which, along with...
    FURIOUS Manchester United fans have slammed MUTV after experiencing issues with their match stream for today's pre-season clash with Derby County. Subscribers tuned in to today's match to get a look at how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are shaping up for the new season. 1Tahith Chong gave Man United the lead at Pride ParkCredit: Reuters Tahith Chong gave the Red Devils the lead after 18 minutes. But many supporters weren't able to see it. One wrote on Twitter: "MUTV already down. Don’t know why I try with this football club." While another fumed: "You lot at #MUTV need to get a grip. What's the point of paying to watch a game when you can't watch the game?" A third added: "MUTV not even working. Daylight robbery." And it appeared the problem wasn't just limited to United fans. Derby County tweeted: "We are aware that some supporters may currently be experiencing issues with the stream of today’s game. "Our Streaming partners are aware of the issue & are working to resolve their platform wide problem. If your stream is working as...
    More On: democrats McConnell vows ‘hell of a fight’ over Dems’ infrastructure plan Clyburn says he can ‘absolutely’ get behind Manchin voter ID proposal Ted Cruz: Dems’ defund the police claim against GOP is a ‘cynical lie’ ‘Squad’ member blasts July 4 celebrations: ‘Black people still aren’t free’ The Democrats have a problem: They have run away from their core voters. And they are beginning to notice and worry. Lefty blogger Kevin Drum noted this recently. He observes that Republicans have moved slightly to the right, but Democrats have moved way, way to the left on social issues. Drum says he is “personally happy” about the Democrats’ move left. But he is worried, because while the Democratic Party has moved hard left, the voters it relies on to attain power haven’t.   Thus, in the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump — despite being called a white supremacist and a Hispanic-hater by all the mainstream media — picked up black and Hispanic votes. One reason for this is that racial polarization went down, but “education polarization” went up. The Democrats are increasingly the...
    More On: the workplace Swiss bank UBS will allow most employees to work from home permanently How humor could help you move ahead in your career Mega-bank bringing back employees regardless of vaccine status The recovery in air flight bookings has stalled — and business travel is to blame As companies across the country begin to return to the office, workers are finding it impawssible to leave their furry friends home alone. An estimated 12.6 million households adopted new pets during the pandemic, according to a study by the American Pet Products Association. But now, as the world begins to shift away from remote work, pet owners are concerned for their furry friends who have only known a world where their human is home 24/7. A Petco survey conducted in the spring found that 69% of pet owners now fear their BFFs will develop separation anxiety. The survey found that the majority of employees reported lower stress levels due to working in close quarters with their pets and had a positive attitude toward companies that implemented pet-friendly...
    Researchers in Russia announced they have produced the country's first viable cloned cow - and are now editing her genes in the hope of producing hypoallergenic milk.  The unnamed calf weighed about 140 pounds when she was born in April 2020.  For her first year, she was kept in a separate enclosure with her mother. Now, 14 months, she's up to nearly a half-ton and appears healthy with a normal reproductive cycle. 'Since May, she has been on daily pasture with the other cows of the Institute,' said  Galina Singina, a researcher at the Ernst Federal Science Center for Animal Husbandry and lead author of a new study published in the journal Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics.  'It required some adaptation, but that happened quickly,' she said. The experiment was a double win, according to the report from Moscow's Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology, because the researchers also successfully altered her genes to not produce the protein that causes lactose intolerance in humans.    Singina worked with colleagues at Skoltech Institute and Moscow State University to 'knock out' the genes responsible for...
    London (CNN)Just seeing Princes William and Harry in the same space is rare enough these days, let alone at an event they organized together. But that's where we found ourselves Thursday -- at the unveiling of the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales. The two were intimately involved in the design of the long-awaited artwork and the redesign of the Sunken Garden around it. According to Kensington Palace, this was one of Diana's "favourite locations" and it's where the young princes played growing up. The poignancy and nostalgia of the moment weren't lost on anyone. For the first time since Harry left Kensington Palace to set up his own household with Meghan, the brothers issued a joint statement: "Today, on what would have been our Mother's 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character -- qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better."Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her...
    With fire season beginning earlier every year blazes and burning across California even before the official start of summer, firefighters are already working relentlessly to protect the state’s wildlands. A photograph posted on Twitter by the Los Padres National Forest that since has gone viral shows just how hard fire crews are working. An image of Capt. Justin Grunewald, a firefighter with San Bernardino County’s Mill Creek Hotshots who was battling the Willow fire in Big Sur, has received more than 9,000 likes on Twitter and has been shared more than 2,400 times. The image, captured by Hotshots colleague Capt. Lincoln Peters and published on Thursday, shows Grunewald sitting on a railing of the Horse Bridge near the Arroyo Seco Campground. Grunewald is covered in soot, his fire helmet resting upside-down at his feet and his shaved head bent forward as he seemingly gathers his strength for a return to the front lines of the fire. The Willow fire ignited around 8 p.m. June 17, forcing evacuations. In 13 days it has charred 2,877 acres, according to the U.S....
    Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 26, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images There have been no new fatalities confirmed in the Florida condo collapse, officials said Tuesday.  Search-and-rescue teams are enduring "grueling work" at the site where debris has fallen off what's left of the building, said the officials.  As of Tuesday, there were still 11 confirmed deaths in last week's collapse with more than 150 people unaccounted for.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Search and rescue teams are enduring "grueling work" at the site of the Florida condo collapse, where debris has fallen off what's left of the building near the rescue efforts.  More than 200 rescue personnel are currently working on the massive pile of rubble at the site of the partly collapsed Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said during a press briefing Tuesday.  "They are working throughout inclement weather. They are working as hard as...