first_imgNew Delhi: Google has removed 27 apps that prompted users to install a fake Play Store after researchers from Pune-based Quick Heal Technologies spotted these malicious apps of dropper category and reported the issue. These apps were designed to infect devices with adware after someone fell prey to their continuous installation prompts for fake “Google Play Store”, Quick Heal Security Lab said. The apps stated that users need to install Google Play Store for gaming purposes. If someone cancelled the installation prompt, then it showed the pop-up continuously until installation of the app. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year On executing the parent app, it launched a dropped app. The fake “Google Play Store” remained in the device even after its parent app was uninstalled and kept on displaying full screen ads at random time intervals. The app kept running in the background and showed full screen ads till one did not uninstall it manually. These apps were published by the same developer with the name “AFAD Drift Racer” and all the apps belonged to free car racing games category, Quick Heal said. To avoid installing fake mobile apps, users should check an app’s description before downloading and avoid downloading apps from third-party app stores. Using a reliable mobile antivirus may also help prevent fake and malicious apps from getting installed on one’s phone.last_img read more

Miami traffic was so bad this weekend that Serena Williams didn’t know if she’d be able to get to her Sony Open match in time.The world No. 1 was scheduled to play Ayumi Morita at 7 p.m. on Saturday night but realized she was going to have trouble making it the few miles from her hotel to the tennis facilities at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.She said: “The traffic was crazy and everyone was like, `I have been here for an hour, and I’m staying like eight minutes away. I’m like, `OK, I’m not going to make my match.’“So I asked for a golf cart, and the hotel didn’t have a golf cart. Then they were like, `We have a motor bike.’ I’m like, `I don’t do motor bikes.’ They said, `We have a bicycle.’ I said, `I really don’t do bicycles, but I will today.”Thankfully, Serena wasn’t in such a hurry that she couldn’t pose for a photo that she tweeted to her 3.5 million followers.The pre-match biking didn’t seem to have any ill-effect on Serena. She defeated Morita 6-3, 6-3.“It was fun,” she said. “It was probably one of my best memories I think ever, riding a bike to a match. That’s pretty cool.”

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says they were the better team and deserved all three points in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday.Leno was in between the sticks on Saturday was kept busy for the entirety of the game at the Emirates Stadium, and after the game, he spoke to the media.When asked if he’s satisfied with the draw, Leno told Arsenal Fc website: “A little bit. I think we had more chances with them. We played very well and we deserved to win, but the way we played was very good.”Leno also spoke the new manager Unai Emery and how the team is adapting to his system and philosophy.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The manager has a new philosophy. Many things changed because Arsène Wenger was here for a long time.” Leno said.“It was clear we needed time but like you saw today, the movement and the confidence of the players is always getting better.“Today we controlled the game against a big club, against big players, and now we’ll keep working.”last_img read more

first_imgBill extending last call in California headed to Governor Brown’s desk Posted: August 31, 2018 Ginger Jeffries, Ginger Jeffries August 31, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSACRAMENTO (KUSI) — Senate bill 905 will extend bar service hours until four in the morning for multiple cities in California.Right now alcohol sales have to stop at 2 a.m.If signed by the governor, the new law will take effect in 2021, extending alcohol sales until 4 a.m.Advocates from the Alcohol Policy Alliance held a panel to discuss this new bill and specifically what it could mean to San Diego.The five-year pilot program includes major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and a few smaller communities including Palm Springs. Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill unveiled Wednesday includes $654 billion for DOD, representing a $61 billion increase over FY 2017 and the largest year-over-year increase in defense funding in 15 years. The department’s $589.5 billion base budget would be its largest since the end of World War II, Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told CQ. Adding in the department’s $65.2 billion allocation for its overseas contingency operations account would make the defense budget the highest it has ever been in inflation-adjusted terms, with the exception of FY 2010, when the armed forces were at the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.Photo by David B. Gleasonlast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of February 10, 2019.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, February 11Cafe Wildcat BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Lettuce & Tomato; Spicy Curly Fries; Applesauce with CinnamonTuesday, February 12Wholegrain Pasta with Meatballs & Sauce; Garlic Bread; Sweat Peas; 3 Bean Salad; PearsWednesday, February 13Low Sodium, Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread Stick; Green Beans; Mixed FruitThursday, February 14Rotisserie or Breaded Chicken; Wholegrain Biscuit; Fresh Broccoli; Strawberries; CookieFriday, February 15Wholegrain Pizza Slice or Fishwich on a Wholewheat Roll; Celery Sticks with Low Fat Dip; Fresh FruitLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, February 11Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Baked Beans; Tater Tots; Applesauce with CinnamonTuesday, February 12Wholegrain Pasta with Meatballs & Sauce; Garlic Bread; Sweat Peas; 3 Bean Salad; PearsWednesday, February 13Low Sodium, Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread Stick; Green Beans; Mixed FruitThursday, February 14Chicken Tenders; Wholegrain Biscuit; Fresh Broccoli; Strawberries; CookieFriday, February 15Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Celery Sticks with Low Fat Dip; Fresh FruitLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, February 11Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Baked Beans; Tater Tots; Applesauce with CinnamonTuesday, February 12Wholegrain Pasta with Meatballs & Sauce; Garlic Bread; Sweat Peas; 3 Bean Salad; PearsWednesday, February 13Low Sodium, Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread Stick; Green Beans; Mixed FruitThursday, February 14Chicken Tenders; Wholegrain Biscuit; Fresh Broccoli; Strawberries; CookieFriday, February 15Wholegrain Pizza Slice; Celery Sticks with Low Fat Dip; Fresh FruitLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau’s Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of June 2, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

first_img Mobile Share your voice Tags Post a comment FCCcenter_img CES 2019 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (left) and FCC commissioner Brendan Carr (right) were scheduled to appear at the CES trade show next week. But due to the partial government shutdown Pai’s office confirmed he will not be going to Las Vegas.  Bill Clark FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will not be attending the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas for the second year in a row.Pai was scheduled to be interviewed by CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, Gary Shapiro at the annual show next week. But a spokeswoman for Pai confirmed Thursday that the chairman will not make it to Las Vegas due to the partial government shutdown. “The chairman will be unable to attend CES due to the partial funding lapse and the FCC suspending most operations starting today,” she said in a statement emailed to CNET.The FCC said Wednesday that without funding it would cease most activities as of midday Jan. 3, “other than those immediately necessary for the protection of life or property, performing other excepted activities, or those funded through a source other than lapsed appropriations.”This has meant that most of the agency’s employees have been furloughed. While the chairman and the four FCC commissioners will still be showing up to work, funding is limited, which means travel is restricted. It’s still unclear if Commissioner Brendan Carr, who was also scheduled to attend CES, will still show up. His office did not respond to a request for comment.Representatives from CTA did not respond to a request for comment.The partial shutdown began on Dec. 22 after the House of Representatives and Senate failed to come to agreement on President Trump’s demand for $5 billion to fund work on a border wall. The shutdown is expected to continue indefinitely even after Democrats officially took control of the House of Representatives today,  when the new Congress convened in Washington.Pai also canceled his CES appearance last year. His cancellation last year came weeks after the FCC repealed the agency’s popular net neutrality rules. The FCC never provided a reason for the cancellation. But reports at the time suggested Pai had received death threats after the net neutrality repeal in December of 2017. In June, the FBI arrested a 33-year-old California man, who had sent emails to Pai threatening to kill members of his family in December 2017.Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech’s role in providing new kinds of accessibility. Special Reports: CNET’s in-depth features in one place. 0last_img read more

first_imgHigh moisture content in the coal at the government’s Barapukuria coal-fired thermal power plant has caused losses amount to Tk 250m.Following media reports, the Barapukuria power plant authorities for the first time measured the moisture content in the coal procured between September and November last year from another government company, Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL). This was calculated to be 17 per cent. The authorities discovered that that coal they had purchased contained 15,000 tonnes of just water.The power plant authorities calculated the losses, taking 10 per cent moisture acceptable. In face of criticism, the power ministry set a new standard of moisture level in coal. If the losses are calculated based on this new standard, the losses will go up further.Taking moisture level 10 per cent as acceptable, extra water in the coal was 14,558 tonnes, costing 150 million taka. If it is calculated as per the new standard, the losses will rise to 250 million taka.The power plant was launched in 2005. Energy expert professor M Shamsul Alam said the moisture level in coal was nearly the same over the past 13 years. If this is calculated, the amount of losses will be huge.Chinese coal mining firm CMS extracts coals from the mine. Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Limited (BCMCL) then buys it from the Chinese firm and sells it to the power plant.As per the contract between CMS and the coal company, the permissible level of moisture in coal will not exceed 5.1 per cent. If the coal holds more moisture than the acceptable level, no money was to be paid for that.The power plant even has a modern laboratory to measure the moisture in coal, but mysteriously no one calculated the moisture level in coals in the 13 years.This issue came to light after the power plant was shut down in 2017 due to shortage of coal. The coal company then sued 19 of its employees as nearly 150,000 tonnes of coals disappeared from the mine yard.On 3 September 2018, Prothom Alo published a detailed report on moisture content in the coal. Following the report, on 5 September the company started calculating the moisture level in the coal.On 4 March this year, the power division held a meeting on ‘adjusting bills for the extra moisture in the coals’. Presided over by senior power secretary Ahmed Kausar, the meeting revealed that the moisture level in the coal over the past three months was recorded 16.89 per cent which is high.The power plant is also being affected as stones and iron content were mixed with the coal.In the meeting it was decided that the coal extraction contractor, the coal supplier company and the power plant would together weigh the coal at the mine. The moisture would be measured at least twice a day. If moisture is over 5.1 per cent then the same amount would be deducted from the price. The weight of the stone and iron would also be adjusted. The power plant authority has been implementing these decisions since 1 April.It is not clear why the power plant earlier said that 10 per cent moisture was acceptable, Badrul Imam, fuel expert and professor of geology at Dhaka University, told Prothom Alo.A thorough investigation should be conducted, he added.But the coal company is blaming the power plant authorities for buying excessively damp coal.The power plant should have tested the moisture level, said managing director of the coal company Md Fazlur Rahman. They are only saying now that the level is high and this is not acceptable, he added.Refuting this argument, professor M Shamsul Alam said the moisture would decrease steadily, so here is no scope for the moisture to increase unless it is soaked in rain. There was no rain during the three months, he added.Chief chemist of the power plant, Md Azad, refrained from comment.State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid said the issue was being scrutinised and proper steps would be taken against those responsible.In 2017, four probe committees were formed following discussions over the ‘coal theft’.Among these, only Petrobangla, the company in charge of the mine, submitted its investigation report.The mine authorities did not reportedly keep a proper record of coal from the beginning. The report stated that the concerned officials at the time were responsible for this predicament.A committee was formed, headed by the director of the prime minister’s office (administration). Another committee was formed by the Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC). Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) formed another one with prominent citizens.Professor Shamsul Alam is a member of the probe committee. He said it was already proved that the moisture content was 12 per cent above the acceptable level.CAB is now investigating who added the extra water to the coal and who were involved in the corruption of billions of taka, he added.*This report appeared in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin and Toriqul Islamlast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: State Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Saturday held a meeting with various stakeholders to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the Durga Puja. Top officials from various power production and distribution agencies like Coal India, CESC, IPCL and DVC attended the meeting.”All of them have assured us that there would be no interruption of power supply during the festive days. It is projected that the demand would go up to 8,850 megawatt (MW) on the day of Shashthi which will probably be the highest. The demand will be on the higher side from the day of Tritiya till Ekadashi. All necessary steps will be taken for smooth power distribution,” Chattopadhyay assured. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe further said that assuming that the requirement may go up further by 700 MW, the department is keeping a reserve of it to meet the demand.It has been decided that out of 8,850 MW, West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) and West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) will supply 6660 MW, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) will provide 1,860 MW, India Power Corporation Limited (IPCL) 70 MW and Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL) will ensure 260 MW.Officials from Coal India and the Railways who attended the meeting also assured of coal supply for the power units.Referring to queries about power cuts in certain areas of the state, the minister said maintenance work is going on in different parts of the state resulting in short spell power cuts in certain areas. He also assured that the problem will soon be sorted out.last_img read more