Johnny Depp And Gene Simmons To Rock Music On A Mission Celebrity

first_imgWitness a herculean lineup of Rock’s heavy hitters as Lucky Strike Live opens its doors for an All-Star Celebrity Jam benefiting Mending Kids – offering life-changing surgical care to children across the globe.Confirmed to take part are Johnny Depp & Bruce Witkin, Gene Simmons, Gilby Clarke [Guns N Roses], Nuno Bettencourt – [Extreme], Matt Starr – [Mr. Big]Steve Ferlazzo – [Music Director for Avril Lavigne] and more.And if you want to get really close, a charity auction is giving you the opportunity to get up on stage in front of 600 fans and introduce Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Gene Simmons, one of rock’s all-time greatest legends! Enjoy incredible performances in true VIP fashion with all front of stage access, a private concierge to personally take care of your group, and complimentary food/cocktails for your group. Be sure to bring your favorite KISS memorabilia and camera, to meet Gene Simmons and take home a guitar signed by the legendary rock star himself. The auction can be accessed here.To find out more about this amazing concert event, click here. Mending Kids provides life-changing surgical care to children worldwide.last_img read more

Robin Quivers To Host 2016 Women of Influence Awards

first_imgThe TJ Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research has announced its 2016 Women of Influence Awards which will be held Friday, May 13, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel, Terrace Room located at 768 5th Avenue in New York hosted by popular radio host and actress Robin Quivers.The popular annual awards and luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction beginning earlier at 11:30 a.m. The awards celebration honors seven outstanding women who have achieved tremendous goals in business and inspire other women around the globe to live their dreams while balancing work, family, home and health. Grace Sewell, the popular female singer/songwriter hailing from Australia and known as Grace will perform at the event.Honorees include Ariane Duarte, Executive Chef and Owner at Ariane Kitchen and Bar and star of the hit television show Top Chef along with Debra Joester, President and Owner of The Joester Loria Group, the global licensing agency recognized for producing innovative, award-winning brand extension programs for some of the world’s best brands and Kristine Johnson, Co-Anchor of the CBS 5pm and 11pm News and Emmy Awards nominee. Also being honored is Dalia-Lamming Tilly, M.B.A., Comptroller for the Transport Workers Union Local 100, Nancy Lieberman, NBA Assistant Coach for the Sacramento Kings and Hall of Famer as well as a Two-Time Olympian, Ruby Marchand, Vice President of International Repertoire Development at Warner Music Group and Vice Chair of the Recording Academy and Sue Phillips, President and CEO of Scenterprises, the custom fragrance company.Tickets and more info can be found here.The Women of Influence Awards & Luncheon reception and silent auction will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last until 12:30 p.m. when the luncheon begins and the award presentations take place.last_img read more

Yukon says its in dire need of full time police presence

first_imgAPTN National NewsPeople in a Yukon community say it’s plagued by violence and are in need of police protection.As APTN’s Shirley McLean reports, because the community of Burwash is so small, there’s no money in the government’s budget for a full time police station.last_img

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,262.88, down 108.67 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up one cent or one per cent to $8.80 on 17.3 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) Health care. Up 97 cents or six per cent to $16.98 on 12.1 million sharesCronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON) Health care. Up $1.04 or 8.8 per cent to $12.81 on 9.9 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) Health care. Up $1.96 or 3.4 per cent to $59.64 on 8,4 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) Gold. Down 25 cents or 1.8 per cent to $13.35 on 6.1 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE) Energy. Down 10 cents or 2.5 per cent to $3.91 on 5.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR). Consumer discretionary. The parent company of Tim Hortons, denied a claim by a group of franchisees that the coffee pots they’re required to use have been shattering and injuring employees. RBI said the claim is yet another “false accusation” from a group that it has battled for more than a year.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) Energy. CNQ signed a deal to buy the Joslyn oilsands project for $225 million from Total SA and its partners, which include Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Canadian Natural will pay $100 million in cash on closing and make annual cash payments of $25 million over the next five yearsAimia Inc. (TSX:AIM) Industrials. The loyalty-points company agreed to settle a nine-year-old lawsuit over the expiry of Aeroplan mileage points and the closure of dormant Aeroplan accounts — setting the stage for a return of points to eligible members of the loyalty program. The agreement requires court approval.last_img read more

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fall 26 per cent in July

OTTAWA — Canadian factory sales fell for a second consecutive month in July, Statistics Canada said Tuesday due in large part to a drop in the auto sector.Manufacturing sales fell 2.6 per cent to $52.5 billion in July following a 1.9 per cent drop in June.Sales were down 1.4 per cent in July on a constant basis.“The second month of declines in both value and volumes suggests that momentum may be fading somewhat at Canadian factories,” TD Bank senior economist Brian DePratto wrote in a report.“To be sure, with a shift in the shutdown schedule at auto plants contributing significantly to the pullback, a rebound may be in store next month as these assembly lines come back to life. But with the forward-looking indicators down again in July, rebound expectations should be tempered.”Statistics Canada said the annual auto assembly plant summer shutdowns were longer and more concentrated in July than in previous years and that changes to the models being manufactured in Canada also contributed to the decline.Excluding motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, manufacturing sales increased 0.2 per cent.Sales fell in nine of 21 industries, representing 57 per cent of the manufacturing sector.Sales of transportation equipment fell 13.8 per cent to $9.6 billion in July due a 19.9 per cent drop in motor vehicles and a 11.3 per cent move lower by motor vehicle parts.Food industry sales also fell 0.9 per cent, while gains were made by the wood products sector which gained 2.3 per cent and primary metals which added 1.9 per cent. Non-metallic mineral products gained 4.4 per cent. read more

Volkswagen to shed 30000 jobs to cut costs after scandal

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 18, 2016 1:58 am MDT Last Updated Nov 18, 2016 at 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs after scandal FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2015 file photo a giant logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen is pictured on top of a company’s factory building in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen will announce its future strategy which might include job cuts in a press conference on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file) WOLFSBURG, Germany – Automaker Volkswagen says it will shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs as it tries to recover from its diesel emissions scandal and invests more in electric-powered vehicles and digital services.Company officials said at a news conference at headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, that 23,000 of the job cuts will come in Germany. It said the measures will save some 3.7 billion euros a year from 2020.Volkswagen has agreed to pay $15 billion under a settlement with U.S. authorities and owners of some 500,000 vehicles with software that turned off emissions controls. Around 11 million cars worldwide have the deceptive software.The company has said it aims to cut nonessential costs and investments and shift investment toward battery-powered cars and services such as car-sharing and ride-sharing. read more

Security Council approves twomonth extension for African Union Mission in Somalia

Adopting a new resolution today, the Council, recognizing the importance of consultation with the relevant stakeholders during the recent Security Council mission to Somalia, authorized the member States of the African Union (AU) to maintain the deployment of AMISOM until 8 July 2016.The Security Council also requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to continue to provide logistical support in accordance with its resolution 2245 (2015).Council members concluded a one-day visit to Somalia on 19 May by reaffirming the UN body’s solidarity with the country’s people and Government and reiterating their calls to the Federal Parliament to legalize the 2016 electoral model as soon as possible. “Somalia’s security in its broadest sense is a common concern of the international community and the whole region, and that is why such importance has been placed by the Security Council in a legitimate transfer of power later this year,” said Michael Keating, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Somalia, in a briefing to reporters at the conclusion of the Council’s visit. “The message of the Security Council is very clear: the international community looks forward to elections in August 2016 and will do everything possible to support them being free and fair and on time. But it urges immediate action to legalize the electoral model so that practical preparations can begin as quickly as possible,” he added. The Council delegation was led by the body’s current President, the Permanent Representative of Egypt, Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, and the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, Matthew Rycroft. The officials held a series of high-level meetings with the Federal President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, regional presidents, civil society members, humanitarian organizations and senior UN and African Union officials. read more

Peace is at risk and violated in many places but we will

UN Photo/Cia PakSecretary-General António Guterres (right) at the annual ceremony held at UN Headquarters in observance of the International Day of Peace. In this photo he is joined by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (left) and General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (centre).Pointing to multiplying conflicts throughout world, he noted links between conflicts and terrorism, prevailing insecurity and suffering people, repeating: “But we don’t give up.” Noting that the appeal for combatants to pause and respect the Day often goes unheeded, he said: “But we don’t give up.”Mr. Guterres lamented that while extreme poverty is being reduced and inequality growing, “we don’t give up because we believe inequality is one of the most important factors of instability and conflict.”Instead, he asserted, “we will pursue our Agenda, the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, our struggle for a fair globalization because there is no development without peace but there is also no peace without development.” Calling peace “the unifying concept that brings us together at the United Nations,” he repeated yet again: “We will not give up.”The International Day of Peace is commemorated annually on 21 September. Throughout the decades the ringing of the Peace Bell by the UN Secretaries-General has been a key element in its observance.For an interactive story on the Peace Bell, click here. According to the UN chief, the Declaration, which turns 70 this year, provides a reminder that peace takes root when people are free from hunger, poverty and oppression and can thrive and prosper.The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by UN Member States in 2015, also aim to serve this purpose by building a peaceful world through economic and social development for all with guaranteed human rights.And yet, “when we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we know that human rights are violated in so many parts of the world, we even know that the human rights agenda is losing ground,” he said at the ceremonial ringing of the Peace Bell to commemorate Peace Day.“But we don’t give up because respect for human rights and human dignity is a basic condition for peace,” Mr. Guterres stressed. “We are here because we are determined, and we do not give up.” “Peace is at risk. Peace is violated in so many places. But we will not give up,” he underscored. read more

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith on crutches after accident during

Leith’s injury was revealed after she was spotted using multicoloured crutches to get around The Big Feastival in Oxfordshire last week. Leith with her co-presenters Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig during the skit 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 restaurateur, who is advising the government’s review into hospital food, had met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson just a few hours earlier. Prue Leith was left needing crutches after snapping her Achilles tendon while filming a Wizard of Oz skit for The Great British Bake Off.The 79-year-old judge on the Channel 4 show was dressed as the Cowardly Lion when she jumped in front of the camera and let out a ferocious roar on a makeshift yellow brick road.Leith pounced with such vigor – with the intention of scaring her co-presenters – that she suffered a “hammer blow” to her ankle.She spent the next hour with her leg in a bucket of ice water, being dosed up with painkillers.But she was so committed to finishing the scene that she put her costume back on and propped herself up between Paul Hollywood, dressed as the Tin Man, and Noel Fielding, wearing a Dorothy costume complete with a dress and wig.Along with Sandi Toksvig, dressed as the Scarecrow, they then shout in unison: “‘Welcome to The Great British Bake Off!”During the 48-second scene, Hollywood jokes “I don’t have a heart” – an apparent reference to his split with girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam.Leith then leaps into shot roaring and tells Fielding: “I was late – this is the last costume.” The 79-year-old judge on the Channel 4 show was spotted on crutches at The Big Feastival in Oxfordshire last week Leith took over Mary Berry’s role on Bake Off when the show moved from BBC to Channel 4 in 2017. She was previously a judge on Great British Menu for 11 years.The 10th series of Bake Off continues on Channel 4 at 8pm on September 3. Leith with her co-presenters Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig during the skitCredit:ZJJF/LNG/ZJJF/LNG The 79-year-old judge on the Channel 4 show was spotted on crutches at The Big Feastival in Oxfordshire last week read more

Russian Ambassador asks why the EU accepts Nazi elements in Ukraine

first_imgWe didn’t hear any condemnation of the right-wing action.He also described the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych and creation of the interim government as unconstitutional.“Russians are grieving for those who lost their lives in recent events in Ukraine”, he said, telling the committee that Kiev is sometimes referred to as “the mother of all Russian cities”. Ambassador Maxim Peshkov, flanked by officials. (Image Credit: Oireachtas.ie)On the upcoming independence referendum in Crimea, Peshkov told the committee the move “fully corresponds with international law”, as a similar move by Kosovo was declared to be by the International Court of Justice in 2010.He also faced questions from Labour TD Eric Byrne on why warning shots were fired on a OSCE mission to Crimea.The Ambassador noted that as an autonomous region, Crimea does not have to allow observers into the region.“Complete lie”The ambassador also said that it was a “complete lie” and “falsification” that the gunmen who appeared in Crimea in recent weeks are Russian troops.Peshkov stressed that Russia does not intend to send extra troops to the region as long as “nothing extraordinary happens”.SyriaDeputy Maureen O’Sullivan questioned Peshkov on why Russian is choosing to intervene more in Ukraine than in Syria, where the “principle of non-intervention in domestic affairs” had been cited.“Unfortunately the situation in Syria is much more difficult,” he said, “because there are more sides of the conflict.”“It is quite fragmented… it is difficult to find a compromise”, Peshkov added, noting that Russian had sent humanitarian aid to the region.Read: Crimean lawmakers’ vote for independence ‘does not violate international law’ > THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR to Ireland has said there have been attempts to “demonise” his country, placing blame on it for recent events in Ukraine.Ambassador Maxim Peshkov also questioned why the European Union did not do more to prevent the situation spiralling out of control, and warned of rising far-right sentiment in the country.Peshkov appeared before the Oireacthas Committee on Foreign Affairs this afternoon to respond to the concerns of TDs and Senators on Ukraine.He criticised the role “fascist” parties like Svoboda are playing in the new interim government in Ukraine.“We are surprised by the EU and US position”, he said, where this government, composing of nationalist and neo-nazi elements, is considered legitimate.last_img read more

A first senior football win for Galway in Croke Park since 2001

first_img Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 3:48 PM By Fintan O’Toole Apr 9th 2017, 3:48 PM ‘To see them celebrating at the final whistle, that feeling in your stomach was absolutely sickening’The greatest, a leader, intelligence – the Dr Crokes insight after Cooper’s Kerry retirement Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO 10 Comments Follow us: the42.ie Kildare’s Fionn Dowling and Galway’s Thomas Flynn battle for possession. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Galway 0-18Kildare 0-16Fintan O’Toole reports from Croke ParkGALWAY ENDED THEIR long and frustrating barren run in Croke Park this afternoon as they produced a storming finish to claim the Allianz Division 2 football league title with victory over Kildare.Trailing by 0-14 to 0-11 with 55 minutes on the clock, Galway unleashed a brilliant closing display.Midfielder Paul Conroy was man-of-the-match while there was important scoring contributions on the day from Sean Armstrong, Shane Walsh, substitute Michael Daly, Johnny Heaney and captain Gary O’Donnell.The teams had been tied at 0-6 apiece at the interval but Kildare took over in the third quarter with Niall Kelly in exceptional form and Kevin Feely’s influence growing as the match progressed.But Kevin Walsh saw his side time their run to the finish line well as they ran out victors over Kildare for the second time in the space of seven days. Galway went in that break level but must have wondered how they had not forged ahead. They struck eight first-half wides, dropped another point attempt short and hit the post with another kick.In addition Johnny Heaney saw his close-range shot for goal in the 26th minute beaten away by Kildare netminder Mark Donnellan. Kildare lived off scraps but were more economical and they turned on the style after half-time.After the 45th minute, Kildare hit four points uninterrupted and indeed between the 45th and 54th minutes, they kicked seven of the nine points registered in the game. Kildare’s Fergal Conway and Galway’s Eamonn Brannigan. Source: James Crombie/INPHOScorers for Galway: Shane Walsh, Sean Armstrong (0-1f) 0-3 each, Johnny Heaney, Michael Daly, Gary O’Donnell, Paul Conroy 0-2 each, Eamonn Brannigan, Gareth Bradshaw, Liam Silke, Gary Sice (0-1f) 0-1 each.Scorers for Kildare: Niall Kelly 0-5, Kevin Feely 0-4 (0-3f), Tommy Moolick, Mark Donnellan (0-1f), David Hyland, Keith Cribbin, Fergal Conway, Fionn Dowling, Cathal McNally 0-1 each.Galway1. Rory Lavelle (Renvyle)4. Cathal Sweeney (Killannin)25. Declan Kyne (Clonbur)2. David Wynne (Moycullen)5. Gary O’Donnell (Tuam Stars)6. Michael Farragher (Corofin)17. Liam Silke (Corofin)8. Paul Conroy (St James’)9. Fiontán Ó Curraoin (Micheál Breathnach)7. Johnny Heaney (Killannin)12. Eamonn Brannigan (St Michael’s)10. Thomas Flynn (Athenry)13. Gary Sice (Corofin)15. Sean Armstrong (Salthill-Knocknacarra)11. Shane Walsh (Kilkerrin-Clonberne)Subs24. Micheal Lundy (Corofin) for Sice (53)20. Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen) for Farragher (56)23. Michael Daly (Mountbellew-Moyclough) for Brannigan (58)3. Damien Comer (Annaghdown) for Armstrong (64)26. Ian Burke (Corofin) for Walsh (68)Kildare1. Mark Donnellan (Maynooth)4. Ollie Lyons (Celbridge)2. Mick O’Grady (Celbridge)3. David Hyland (Athy)5. Johnny Byrne (Allenwood)6. Eoin Doyle (Naas – captain)7. Keith Cribbin (Johnstownbridge)8. Kevin Feely (Athy)9. Tommy Moolick (Leixlip)10. Fergal Conway (Celbridge)11. Fionn Dowling (Suncroft)12. Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge)15. Ben McCormack (Sarsfields)14. Niall Kelly (Athy)13. Chris Healy (Two Mile House)Subs19. Cathal McNally (Johnstownbridge) for Paul Cribbin (inj) (39)18. David Slattery (Confey) for McCormack (inj) (43)17. Peter Kelly (Two Mile House) for Keith Cribbin (65)21. Eamonn Callaghan (Naas) for Dowling (65)Referee: Derek O’Mahony (Tipperary)The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Kildare’s Fionn Dowling and Galway’s Thomas Flynn battle for possession. Short URL A first senior football win for Galway in Croke Park since 2001 as they defeat Kildare Kevin Walsh’s side finished strongly in today’s Division 2 league final. http://the42.ie/3331602 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share52 Tweet Email 17,052 Views last_img read more

Foreign ministry meeting with Nimetz positive event

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A meeting in New York between UN mediator in the name dispute Matthew Nimetz and the representatives of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) was a “positive event,” Greek foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.In comments on the Wednesday night meeting, Delavekouras expressed confidence that the process to find a solution to the dispute between Athens and Skopje over FYROM’s name will continue. He also expressed satisfaction over the recognition given by all sides to Greece’s positive contribution through an initiative for direct talks between the prime ministers of the two countries.The spokesman said that no decisions had been made at present and repeated that Athens was willing and able to make rapid progress toward a final solution of the problem, urging FYROM’s leadership to make the necessary steps that would allow this.He also repeated Athens’ readiness to support FYROM’s accession to the EU on condition that a solution to the name dispute was found. UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters that the purpose of the meeting was to give the parties an opportunity to present – to Nimetz and to each other – the respective positions of their governments regarding the differences between them, the UN News Service reported.The meeting also sought to ascertain whether there are areas that should be explored further and “to determine the next steps in the process with the overall goal of reaching a speedy resolution to the name issue,” Nesirky said. Source: Athens News Agencylast_img read more

La compagnie aérienne Qantas mise sur le biocarburant

first_imgLa compagnie aérienne Qantas mise sur le biocarburantA l’instar de British Airways, la compagnie aérienne australienne Qantas a décidé de se lancer dans la production de biocarburant. La compagnie pourrait s’allier à la société américaine Solena pour construire une usine, dont le coût est estimé à quelque 232 millions d’euros.Le 1er janvier 2012, le système européen d’échange d’émissions de CO2 entrera en vigueur pour les compagnies aériennes. Les firmes empruntant l’espace aérien européen devront réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre, sous peine de se voir infliger des pénalités financières. Qantas a donc décidé de prendre les devants en misant sur la production de biocarburant, un projet que la compagnie devrait mener en partenariat avec Solena, fournisseur américain de carburants alternatifs qui serait également en discussion avec trois autres compagnies européennes : EasyJet, Ryanair et Aer Lingus, pour la construction d’une usine de production près de Dublin.À lire aussiGrâce à son sang, cet Australien de 81 ans a sauvé plus de deux millions de bébésL’usine de Qantas devrait quant à elle être installée dans la banlieue de Sydney. La compagnie australienne et Solena vont au préalable étudier la faisabilité du projet, qui nécessiterait un investissement de plus de 300 millions de dollars (235 millions d’euros).En février dernier, British Airways annonçait elle aussi un partenariat similaire avec Solena, pour la construction d’ici à 2014, d’une usine dont l’objectif sera de transformer 500.000 tonnes de déchets en quelque 73 millions de litres de biocarburant. Un kérosène vert qui, sur l’ensemble du cycle de production et de consommation, pourrait engendrer une économie de gaz à effet de serre de 95 % de gaz par rapport au carburant classique. Le 8 janvier 2011 à 16:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Buffalo Kokuyo BSSP26U haut parleurs ou sound bar Les deux

first_imgBuffalo Kokuyo BSSP26U : haut parleurs ou sound bar ? Les deux ! La société Buffalo Technology vendra prochainement des hauts parleurs qui peuvent se positionner de façon de deux manières : traditionnelement ou en barre de son.Après avoir dévoilé son disque dur MiniStation Extreme, la firme japonaise Buffalo Technology présente des haut parleurs USB qui peuvent se positionner soit horizontalement, soit verticalement, suivant l’encombrement souhaité par l’utilisateur.À lire aussiCeraAIR Two: des enceintes haut de gamme pour iPhone et iPadLa partie supérieure des haut parleurs Buffalo Kokuyo BSSP26U peut être connectée/déconnectée grâce à un aimant. Les fondus de design sonore pourront s’en donner à cœur joie puisque les différents positionnements de ces appareils peuvent accentuer tour à tour certaines fréquences sonores. Enfin, quel que soit le positionnement choisi, le rendu sonore est de qualité identique. Ces haut-parleurs présentent une sortie double sortie pour amplificateur à 0,7 W et d’une impédance de 6 ohms. La bande passante comprend des fréquences situées entre 100 Hz et 18.000 Hz. Ces enceintes pèsent 570g seulement (à eux deux) et leur tarif sera de moins de 2.800 dollars. Ils seront vendus dès la fin du mois de décembre.Le 18 décembre 2011 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Piratage vengeance sur Panda Security blocage sur le Vatican

first_imgPiratage : vengeance sur Panda Security, blocage sur le VaticanDes hackers se sont déchaînés sur l’éditeur de sécurité espagnol Panda Security, coupable d’avoir participé à l’opération de traque de ses membres ayant aboutie à l’arrestation de plusieurs personnes appartenant au groupe LulzSec. Parallèlement à cette attaque, plusieurs sites liés au Vatican ont été bloqués mercredi après-midi.Certains hackers n’aiment pas que l’on se mêle de leurs affaires et ils l’ont bien montré à Panda Security. La société a en effet activement participé à l’opération Unmask, lancée par Interpol et qui a aboutie à l’arrestation de 25 cyber-activistes du collectif de hackers LulzSec. Techniquement, Panda Security a subi un défacement (modification de l’apparence) appliqué à plusieurs de ses sites commerciaux. En outre, les adresses mail et les mots de passe de quelque 114 salariés ont été publiés sur le Web même si Panda Security évoque pour sa part “d’anciens employés qui ont quitté la maison depuis plusieurs années”. Il semble quand même qu’aucune donnée sensible (identifiants bancaires, code source…) n’ait été dérobée durant l’attaque.La piraterie informatique aurait pu se sentir de plus en plus esseulée, face à l’arrestation de 5 hackers (un Américain, deux Britanniques et deux Irlandais). Ils ont été inculpés aux Etats-Unis suite à une autre opération menée par le FBI avec l’aide Hector Xavier Monsegur (alias Sabu), un ancien Anonymous qui travaille maintenant avec les autorités judiciaires US, explique ItEspresso.Mais c’était sans compter sur les Anonymous, qui ont revendiqué des attaques mercredi après-midi sur certains sites reliés au Vatican.Panique au Saint-SiègeÀ lire aussiLes Anonymous à l’assaut du gouvernement suédoisTout en écartant l’idée d’une attaque contre les préceptes de la religion chrétienne et de ses pratiquants, les Anonymous ont expliqué, sur leur site italien, vouloir attaquer le site du Vatican sur certains autres points précis. Résultats : le site officiel (www.vatican.va), celui de l’Etat de la Cité du Vatican (www.vaticanstate.va (lien non disponible)) et plusieurs autres portails rattachés au Saint-Siège ont subi de grosses perturbations mercredi après-midi.Informé par la police italienne, le Vatican a confirmé l’attaque de façon officielle et a souligné que des responsables techniques essayaient de rétablir une situation nominale dans les plus brefs délais.Le 8 mars 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Seasonal beers feature lighter zestier flavors and creative offerings

first_imgFor our story on winter beers, visit http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/dec/17/happy-brew-year-winters-dark-seasonal-beers-great/For our story on fall beers, visit http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/nov/05/tap-into-fall-beers-pumpkin-ale-fresh-hop-oktoberf/Spring Seasonal Selections:Ninkasi Helles Belles (Eugene, Ore.)Alaskan Brewing Birch Bock (Juneau, Alaska)Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale (Chico, Calif.)Weihenstephaner Vitus (Germany)Bridgeport Stumptown Tart (Portland)Upright Brewing Gose (Portland)Silver City Delux Spring Lager (Bremerton)Upcoming Vancouver Beer Fests:— Who’s Your DaddyWhen: Noon to 9 p.m. June 16.Where: Turtle Place, Seventh and Main streets in downtown Vancouver.What: Festival featuring about a dozen small Washington breweries, two food vendors and a chili cookoff.Cost: Not fixed yet.Information: http://on.fb.me/H9YVPj— Vancouver BrewfestWhen: 3-9 p.m. Aug. 10; noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 11.Where: Esther Short Park, Sixth and Esther streets in downtown Vancouver.What: Regional beer festival featuring brewers from Washington and Oregon — including all Clark County’s breweries — with six food vendors, live music, a brewer’s tent and home brewing classes.Cost: Not fixed yet.Information: http://vancouverbrewfest.com.Warm or cold, light or dark — much like spring weather in the Pacific Northwest, the season’s beer styles also end up fluctuating as they resist definition.During this transitional phase the thick, high-alcohol beers of winter seem too filling; crisp, fruity summer beers too weak.“The whole spring thing, it’s up to interpretation,” said Vancouver’s newest brewmaster, Tom Munoz, who is taking over beermaking duties at Salmon Creek Brewery & Pub when it reopens later this month. “Once you come out of winter, people look forward to a lighter style ale, but the American beer industry takes that and adds a lot of different variety.”last_img read more

Ancient Galagadon shark sported teeth shaped like Galaga spaceship

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It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Angela Lang/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $210 at Best Buy I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $299 at Amazon Post a comment 20 Photos $59 at eBay Share your voice What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 $155 at Google Express $6 at Tidal Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Boost Mobile The Cheapskate Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Comments Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. 7 $60 at Best Buy Rylo Sprint Enlarge ImageGalagadon was small river-dwelling shark. Velizar Simeonovski, Field Museum We have a new contestant in the competition for most awesome dinosaur name ever: Galagadon nordquistae. Paleontologists named the shark for its teeth, which resemble spaceships from the ’80s arcade game Galaga. galagadonteethEnlarge ImagePew pew pew. Galagadon’s teeth look like Galaga spaceships. Terry Gates, NC State University The itty-bitty river-dwelling shark lived during the late Cretaceous period. Researchers discovered its remains in South Dakota alongside the famous T. rex fossil Sue. A paper published Monday in the Journal of Paleontology delves into Galagadon and its dainty dental protrusions. The shark likely maxed out at 12 to 18 inches (30 to 46 centimeters) in length and is a relative of carpet sharks alive today. “This shark had teeth that were good for catching small fish or crushing snails and crawdads,” says the paper’s lead author Terry Gates, a lecturer at North Carolina State University.The second part of Galagadon’s name, “nordquistae,” honors volunteer Karen Nordquist, who helped Gates sift through two tons of sediment left behind at the site of Sue’s discovery. They found two dozen teeth connected to the new shark species. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It Best Buy Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Paleontology,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET See It See It See at Turo Turo Tags Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Gates describes the teeth as being the size of a sand grain. “It amazes me that we can find microscopic shark teeth sitting right beside the bones of the largest predators of all time,” he says. While Galagadon arguably beats the gigantic Megalodon for coolest dino-shark name, it likely won’t end up starring alongside Jason Statham in a cheesy action movie. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Apple iPhone XS A spider’s erection, and other cool things trapped in amber $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tags Read the AirPods review TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read the Rylo camera previewlast_img read more

Rolling road blocks on M6 and delays as wide load travels through

first_imgDelays are expected on major roads across North Staffordshire as a wide load travels through the area this morning (Sunday April 28). The 170t electrical transformer is making its way to Cellarhead substation in the Staffordshire Moorlands today – after travelling through Cheshire from Ellesmere Port docks yesterday. The load will set off down the southbound carriageway of the M6 motorway from junction 16 at around 8am before coming off the motorway at junction 15. It will then move up the A500 into Stoke-on-Trent and onto the A50 before coming off the carriageway and travelling up the A520 through Weston Coyney to Cellarhead Crossroads. It will then turn left down the A52 towards Werrington before turning right onto Rownall Road before reaching Cellarhead Substation – the load’s final destination. Read MoreFlood alerts in place for rivers across North Staffordshire The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) are asking motorists to consider alternative routes as a rolling road block is in place on the M6 from 7.30am. A spokesman said: “There will be a rolling road block at 0730hrs M6 J16 to J15 as we are assisting Staffordshire Police with escorting a slow moving wide load. “The load will exit at J15 onto the A500 then A50. If you can please consider alternative routes.” We will bring you any updates we get on the live feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play . Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .10:01Load has reached destinationA Staffordshire Police spokesman said:Wide load has reach its final destination at the Substation at Cellarhead thank you for your patience.” 09:15Wide load reaches Cellarhead CrossroadsThe wide-load reaches Cellarhead Crossroads (Image: Staffordshire Police)08:31Load now on the A500The wide load is now on the A500 heading towards the A50.08:22Now past Keele ServicesThe wide load has now passed Keele Services, according to traffic data company Inrix08:13Wide load approaching Keele ServicesThe wide load is now approaching Keele Services according to Staffordshire Police.07:58Rolling road block now in placeSlow traffic due to rolling road block and abnormal load on M6 Southbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent).Police are escorting an abnormal load which is heading to J15 , then onto the A500 and A50.07:31The wide load this morningThe wide load this morning (Image: CMPG)07:07Rolling road block from 7.30amA rolling roadblock will be in place on the M6 southbound between junction 16 and junction 15 from 7.30am as the load travels down the carriageway. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more

How to create and configure an Azure Virtual Machine

first_imgCreating virtual machines on Azure gives you on-demand, high-scale, secure, virtualized infrastructure using Windows Server. Virtual machine helps you deploy and scale applications easily. In this article, we will learn how to run an Azure Virtual Machine. This tutorial is an excerpt from the book, Hands-On Networking with Azure, written by Mohamed Waly. This book will help you efficiently monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot Azure Networking. Creating an Azure VM is a very straightforward process – all you have to do is follow the given steps: Navigate to the Azure portal and search for Virtual Machines, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.1: Searching for Virtual Machines Once the VM blade is opened, you can click on +Add to create a new VM, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.2: Virtual Machines blade Once you have clicked on +Add, a new blade will pop up where you have to search for and select the desired OS for the VM, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.3: Searching for Windows Server 2016 OS for the VM Once the OS is selected, you need to select the deployment model, whether that be Resource Manager or Classic, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.4: Selecting the deployment model Once the deployment model is selected, a new blade will pop up where you have to specify the following: Name: Specify the name of the VM. VM disk type: Specify whether the disk type will be SSD or HDD. Consider that SSD will offer consistent, low-latency performance, but will incur more charges. Note that this option is not available for the Classic model in this blade, but is available in the Configure optional features blade. User name: Specify the username that will be used to log on the VM. Password: Specify the password, which must be between 12 and 123 characters long and must contain three of the following: one lowercase character, one uppercase character, one number, and one special character that is not or -. Subscription: This specifies the subscription that will be charged for the VM usage. Resource group: This specifies the resource group within which the VM will exist. Location: Specify the location in which the VM will be created. It is recommended that you select the nearest location to you. Save money: Here, you specify whether you own Windows Server Licenses with active Software Assurance (SA). If you do, Azure Hybrid Benefit is recommended to save compute costs. For more information about Azure Hybrid Benefit, you can check this page. Figure 3.5: Configure the VM basic settings Once you have clicked on OK, a new blade will pop up where you have to specify the VM size so that the VMs series can select the one that will fulfil your needs, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.6: Select the VM size Once the VM size has been specified, you need to specify the following settings: Availability set: This option provides High availability for the VM by setting the VMs within the same application and availability set. Here, the VMs will be in different fault and update domains, granting the VMs high availability (up to 99.95% of Azure SLA). Use managed disks: Enable this feature to have Azure automatically manage the availability of disks to provide data redundancy and fault tolerance without creating and managing storage accounts on your own. This setting is not available in the Classic model. Virtual network: Specify the virtual network to which you want to assign the VM. Subnet: Select the subnet within the virtual network that you specified earlier to assign the VM to. Public IP address: Either select an existing public IP address or create a new one. Network security group (firewall): Select the NSG you want to assign to the VM NIC. This is called endpoints in the Classic model. Extensions: You can add more features to the VM using extensions, such as configuration management, antivirus protection, and so on. Auto-shutdown: Specify whether you want to shut down your VM daily or not; if you do, you can set a schedule. Considering that this option will help you saving compute cost especially for dev and test scenarios. This is not available in the Classic model. Notification before shutdown: Check this if you enabled Auto-shutdown and want to subscribe for notifications before the VM shuts down. This is not available in the Classic model. Boot diagnostics: This captures serial console output and screenshots of the VM running on a host to help diagnose start up issues. Guest OS diagnostics: This obtains metrics for the VM every minute; you can use these metrics to create alerts and stay informed of your applications. Diagnostics storage account: This is where metrics are written, so you can analyze them with your own tools. Figure 3.7: Specify more settings for the VM Enabling Boot diagnostics and Guest diagnostics will incur more charges since the diagnostics will need a dedicated storage account to store their data. Finally, once you are done with its settings, Azure will validate those you have specified and summarize them, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.8: VM Settings Summary Once clicked on, Create the VM will start the creation process, and within minutes the VM will be created. Once the VM is created, you can navigate to the Virtual Machines blade to open the VM that has been created, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.9: The created VM overview To connect to the VM, click on Connect, where a pre-configured RDP file with the required VM information will be downloaded. Open the RDP file. You will be asked to enter the username and password you specified for the VM during its configuration, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.10: Entering the VM credentials Voila! You should now be connected to the VM. Azure VMs networking There are many network configurations that can be done for the VM. You can add additional NICs, change the private IP address, set a private or public IP address to be either static or dynamic, and you can change the inbound and outbound security rules. Adding inbound and outbound rules Adding inbound and outbound security rules to the VM NIC is a very simple process; all you need to do is follow these steps: Navigate to the desired VM. Scroll down to Networking, under SETTINGS, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.11: VM networking settings To add inbound and outbound security rules, you have to click on either Add inbound or Add outbound. Once clicked on, a new blade will pop up where you have to specify settings using the following fields: Service: The service specifies the destination protocol and port range for this rule. Here, you can choose a predefined service, such as RDP or SSH, or provide a custom port range. Port ranges: Here, you need to specify a single port, a port range, or a comma-separated list of single ports or port ranges. Priority: Here, you enter the desired priority value. Name: Specify a name for the rule here. Description: Write a description for the rule that relates to it here. Figure 3.12: Adding an inbound rule Once you have clicked OK, the rule will be applied. Note that the same process applies when adding an outbound rule. Adding an additional NIC to the VM Adding an additional NIC starts from the same blade as adding inbound and outbound rules. To add an additional NIC, you have to follow the given steps: Before adding an additional NIC to the VM, you need to make sure that the VM is in a Stopped (Deallocated) status. Navigate to Networking on the desired VM. Click on Attach network interface, and a new blade will pop up. Here, you have to either create a network interface or select an existing one. If you are selecting an existing interface, simply click on OK and you are done. If you are creating a new interface, click on Create network interface, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.13: Attaching network interface A new blade will pop up where you have to specify the following: Name: The name of the new NIC. Virtual network: This field will be grayed out because you cannot attach a VM’s NIC to different virtual networks. Subnet: Select the desired subnet within the virtual network. Private IP address assignment: Specify whether you want to allocate this IP dynamically or statically. Network security group: Specify an NSG to be assigned to this NIC. Private IP address (IPv6): If you want to assign an IPv6 to this NIC, check this setting. Subscription: This field will be grayed out because you cannot have a VM’s NIC in a different subscription. Resource group: Specify the resource group to which the NIC will exist. Location: This field will be grayed out because you cannot have VM NICs in different locations. Figure 3.14: Specify the NIC settings Once you are done, click Create. Once the network interface is created, you will return to the previous blade. Here, you need to specify the NIC you just created and click on OK, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.15: Attaching the NIC Configuring the NICs The Network Interface Cards (NICs) include some configuration that you might be interested in. They are as follows: To navigate to the desired NIC, you can search for the network interfaces blade, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.16: Searching for network interfaces blade Then, the blade will pop up, from which you can select the desired NIC, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.17: Select the desired NIC You can also navigate back to the VM via | Networking | and then click on the desired NIC, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.18: The VM NIC To configure the NIC, you need to follow the given steps: Once the NIC blade is opened, navigate to IP configurations, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.19: NIC blade overview To enable IP forwarding, click on Enabled and then click Save. Enabling this feature will cause the NIC to receive traffic that is not destined to its own IP address. Traffic will be sent with a different source IP. To add another IP to the NIC, click on Add, and a new blade will pop up, for which you have to specify the following: Name: The name of the IP. Type: This field will be grayed out because a primary IP already exists. Therefore, this one will be secondary. Allocation: Specify whether the allocation method is static or dynamic. IP address: Enter the static IP address that belongs to the same subnet that the NIC belongs to. If you have selected dynamic allocation, you cannot enter the IP address statically. Public IP address: Specify whether or not you need a public IP address for this IP configuration. If you do, you will be asked to configure the required settings. Figure 3.20: Configure the IP configuration settings Click on Configure required settings for the public IP address and a new blade will pop up from which you can select an existing public IP address or create a new one, as shown in the following screenshot: Figure 3.21: Create a new public IP address Click on OK and you will return to the blade, as shown in Figure 3.20, with the following warning: Figure 3.22: Warning for adding a new IP address In this case, you need to plan for the addition of a new IP address to ensure that the time the VM is restarted is not during working hours. Azure VNets considerations for Azure VMs Building VMs in Azure is a common task, but to do this task well, and to make it operate properly, you need to understand the considerations of Azure VNets for Azure VMs. These considerations are as follows: Azure VNets enable you to bring your own IPv4/IPv6 addresses and assign them to Azure VMs, statically or dynamically You do not have access to the role that acts as DHCP or provides IP addresses; you can only control the ranges you want to use in the form of address ranges and subnets Installing a DHCP role on one of the Azure VMs is currently unsupported; this is because Azure does not use traditional Layer-2 or Layer-3 topology, and instead uses Layer-3 traffic with tunneling to emulate a Layer-2 LAN Private IP addresses can be used for internal communication; external communication can be done via public IP addresses You can assign multiple private and public IP addresses to a single VM You can assign multiple NICs to a single VM By default, all the VMs within the same virtual network can communicate with each other, unless otherwise specified by an NSG on a subnet within this virtual network The network security group (NSG) can sometimes cause an overhead; without this overhead, however, all VMs within the same subnet would communicate with each other By default, an inbound security rule is created for remote desktops for Windows-based VMs, and SSH for Linux-based VMs The inbound security rules are first applied on the NSG of the subnet and then the VM NIC NSG – for example, if the subnet’s NSG allows HTTP traffic, it will pass through it; however, it may not reach its destination if the VM NIC NSG does not allow it The outbound security rules are applied for the VM NIC NSG first, and then applied on the subnet NSG Multiple NICs assigned to a VM can exist in different subnets Azure VMs with multiple NICs in the same availability set do not have to have the same number of NICs, but the VMs must have at least two NICs When you attach an NIC to a VM, you need to ensure that they exist in the same location and subscription The NIC and the VNet must exist in the same subscription and location The NIC’s MAC address cannot be changed until the VM to which the NIC is assigned is deleted Once the VM is created, you cannot change the VNet to which it is assigned; however, you can change the subnet to which the VM is assigned You cannot attach an existing NIC to a VM during its creation, but you can add an existing NIC as an additional NIC By default, a dynamic public IP address is assigned to the VM during creation, but this address will change if the VM is stopped or deleted; to ensure it will not change, you need to ensure its IP address is static In a multi-NIC VM, the NSG that is applied to one NIC does not affect the others If you found this post useful, do check out the book Hands-On Networking with Azure, to design and implement Azure Networking for Azure VMs. Read More Introducing Azure Sphere – A secure way of running your Internet of Things devices Learn Azure Serverless computing for free: Download e-booklast_img read more

Costa Rican history as a rock opera – on a stage near

first_img“Heroes 1856” is Costa Rica’s first-ever original rock opera, but this innovation is rooted in the past: It stars a large group of young musicians, singers and dancers who exalt the memory of the men and women who shaped the country’s history.The Campaign of 1856, as it is known, was a transcendental and important event for all Costa Ricans and involves one of the biggest heroes of our history. At a time when not just the country but all of Central America saw their integrity and independence threatened by U.S. filibuster William Walker and his army of mercenaries, then-President Juan Rafael Mora Porras inspired thousands of Costa Ricans – men and women – to arm themselves and defend the country they loved.The goal of “Heroes 1856” is to tell that well-known story in a different way, a dynamic approach that reaches youngsters.“To us it is so important to tell, especially to the young people, the story of Costa Rica in a different way and with fresher language, using a music genre they can understand,” Mario Campos, producer and co-creator of the opera with Jorge Urbina, told The Tico Times. “We have heroes who have stood out throughout history.”He added that while ‘Juanito’ Mora is a personality renowned throughout Latin America, Costa Rican discussion of the 1856 National Campaign tends to focus on the iconic Juan Santamaría, who, as the story goes, died while setting fire to the invaders’ garrison. Santamaría was indeed a hero, but the man who planned all the strategy and led Costa Ricans to the victory was Juan Mora, Campos said.“The challenge is quite interesting, because here we can’t make up things or change the chronology of waht’s happening because it is history. We have to become attached to the history, we can’t make anything up,” said Campos, meaning that the creators of the opera had to work within those limits. They based much of their research on the material of well-known journalist Armando Vargas, who has written extensively about Costa Rican history.Playing Mora, Walker and trailblazing army wife and sharpshooter Francisca Carrasco are the renowned actors Juan Alberto Díaz, Luis Montalbert and Priscila Castro, respectively. The Tico Times talked to Montalbert, the singer from the Grammy Award-winning Costa Rican band Gandhi, about the unique challenge of playing Walker.“It’s quite a new experience due to I’m used to perform as the good guy, and it’s not that William Walker was a bad guy. He was moved by his beliefs and his ambitions,” Montalbert explained, although he admitted it was an interesting new experience to play such a reviled figure. He also called the rock-opera approach a “more real way to learn history,” and said that it is gratifying to be a part of the country’s past.According to Montalbert, the show will use actual speeches made by leaders, as well as less literal interpretations. He said the cast and crew hope to shock their audience and help inspire new interest in Costa Rican history, helping viewers to better understand how the country was developed and thus how its future can be built.“We’re influenced by different rock genres, maybe more like contemporary rock such as Green Theater. Also bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones. … Actually, we’re really influenced by heavy rock, we’re taking advantadge of the two excellent guitarrists we have,” said the musical director, Carlos Campos. “The most challenging task was to get to the intensity of what the lyrics mean, for example when the president is explaining that Nicaragua was invaded and immediatly he has to ask the nation to arm against the enemy – that is a dramatic moment so the music strenght has to rise. All those contrasts in the lyrics must be expressed, too, with the music intensity,” added Carlos.“We, in a way, have pushed into the background, into the forgotten, our heroes. What we want is that our people get to know those heroes, because today no one remembers Juanito Mora, among other heroes. … Juanito Mora gave us a sense of a nation,” Mario Campos added.“Heroes 1856” will be performed June 26 at 8 p.m., June 27 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and June 28 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Children’s Museum’s National Auditorium, downtown San José. Tickets are ₡11,000-₡16,500. For tickets, visit the La Boleteria website. Facebook Comments Related posts:U.S. Independence Day Concert, ExpoVida 2015 and other happenings around Costa Rica Art City Tour, Progressive Rock Concert and other happenings around Costa Rica Patriotic tunes, Children’s Day theater, and more events around Costa Rica Cancer awareness run, river picnics, and other happenings around Costa Ricalast_img read more