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The City Of Baltimore Has Been Held Hostage By Cybercriminals For Two Weeks

Over two weeks ago, cybercriminals breached the servers of Baltimore, Maryland, leading to various systems being taken offline and several municipal functions grinding to a halt. The attackers used ransomware called RobbinHood, the latest player in the world of cyberattacks. The attack was discovered on May 7th, when city officials found that certain critical files were encrypted remotely and could no longer be accessed. The FBI was notified and city systems were taken offline for protection. However, the attackers had already taken down email, voicemail, a parking fines database, and a payment system for…

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Moonwalk and 9/11 photographs part of ‘global visual memory’

Results of 12-nation survey show that some iconic images are better known than others From the spacesuit-clad form of Buzz Aldrin on the moon to the middle-distance gaze of Che Guevara, some photographs really are seared into the publics mind all over the world, research suggests. While some images have long been hailed as iconic, experts say there has been little research to show that certain photographs are widely recognised and what people read into them. An international study by a researcher in the Netherlands set out to examine just…

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Elsa and Anna venture into the unknown in ‘Frozen 2’ trailer

After forging ahead in the first film, is looking back toward the past. first teaser Frozen 2Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In , Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In , she must hope they are enough. arrives in theaters on Nov. 22. What happens to Hawkeyes Disney+ spinoff after Avengers: Endgame? Disneys Aladdin remake isnt terrible filling out…

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Car smash PC committed gross misconduct

‘Disappointing’ He was cleared last July at Southwark Crown Court of assault by beating, damaging property and possession of a bladed article for having the multi-tool, which is not a police-issued piece of kit. The incident, which happened in Camden, north-west London, on 16 September 2016, left Mr Fontana with a shard of glass in his eye – and provoked a public outcry. Related Topics London Metropolitan Police Service Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48644358

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Researchers Develop New Method To Store Vaccines Without Refrigeration

Life-saving vaccines have to be refrigerated before use to guarantee their effectiveness – a necessity that has made it difficult to deliver vaccines to remote areas. Professionals have even used drones as a quick delivery method. However, a new approach may change all this. Researchers at McMaster University say they have developed a method to store vaccines in a cheap and safe way at more than room temperature for up to three months without losing effectiveness. Presented in Scientific Reports, the researchers were able to combine the vaccines’ active ingredients with sugars, creating doses that are light, durable, compact, and able…

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Kellyanne Conway violated US law and should be fired, federal watchdog says

White House spokesman says the agencys report that the counselor had violated the Hatch Act was deeply flawed A US federal watchdog is recommending that Kellyanne Conway, for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. Conway should be removed from federal office, the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced on Thursday. The watchdog agency made its recommendation after concluding that Conway violated a US law, known as the Hatch Act, that bars government employees from engaging in political campaign activity. In a report addressed to…

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Why SNL Writer Sam Jay Hates Performing Comedy for Woke Kids

wrote when I returned from this years South by Southwest festival, I got to see a ton of stand-up comedy sets during my week in Austin, Texas. But nothing I saw came close to topping the experience of watching Sam Jay. Just six years into her career as a comedian, Jay has become one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world. After joining Saturday Night Live as a writer in the fall of 2017, the Atlanta-born, Boston-raised comic put out her first album The Last Laugh podcast from…

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Pope Francis declares ‘climate emergency’ and urges action

Addressing energy leaders, pope warns of catastrophic effects of global heating Pope Francis has declared a global climate emergency, warning of the dangers of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of catastrophic effects if we crossed such a threshold. He said a radical energy transition would be needed to stay within that limit, and urged young people and businesses to take a leading role. Future generations stand to inherit a greatly spoiled world. Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of our generations irresponsibility, he said, in…

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