Chargers still struggling to build fan base in Los Angeles

first_imgAn aerial view of the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, where the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams will face off for a regular-season Monday Night Football game. Heavy rain and heavy use last year left the grass unfit for the AFC matchup, forcing the Chiefs-Rams game to be relocated to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Chargers are the designated home team for Monday night’s game in Mexico City against the Kansas City Chiefs, perhaps a fitting circumstance for a team that never quite feels at home.With local excitement about the NFL coming back to Mexico after two years, the Chargers could get a warmer welcome than they’re accustomed to — despite playing in Azteca Stadium, nearly 1,900 miles away from Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Kyle Busch leads Gibbs trio to win 2nd NASCAR championship Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? 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The same seat for Rams games is priced at $4,000.While affordable PSLs could draw more season-ticket holders, the price disparity has caused friction between the Rams and Chargers as the cost of the Hollywood Park project is approaching $5 billion, with Rams owner Stan Kroenke footing most of the bill.Maas and Rams CEO Kevin Demoff tried to quiet any rumors of rancor during a recent event at the stadium.“There are always challenges when there are two competing teams, but both sides are doing everything in tandem,” Demoff said. “By everything I see, the Chargers are going to be partners with us for a long time.”The Chargers and the league have also tried to debunk talk of a relocation to London following a Oct. 28 report in The Athletic that raised the possibility. 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Chargers season-ticket holder Casey Rasile, who got an early look at his seats in the new stadium during a recent event, said seeing large numbers of opposing fans was not uncommon, even when the team was in San Diego.“We’re going to build a fan base, especially when they move into the new stadium,” he said. “It’s a smaller stadium right now, but early in the season during the first two home games (against the Colts and Texans), there were a large number of Chargers fans there.”Maas said there remains steady interest in the team and its move to the new stadium. He pointed out the 60,000 fans who attended training camp earlier this season and the 30,000 who registered for the chance to attend a draft party on the Santa Monica Pier.The lack of true home field has caused a strain with players at times. Wide receiver Keenan Allen and cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. have said it has felt like they play 16 road games.The Chargers have struggled on the field, too. They are 4-6 going into their game against the Chiefs and need a victory if they have any hopes of making a run and making consecutive postseason appearances for the first time since 2009.Los Angeles split its games against Kansas City last season and faces the Chiefs twice in the final six games. They will meet in Kansas City in Week 17.“We have to find a way to beat Kansas City,” quarterback Philip Rivers said. You have to go one at a time, but certainly I’m a fan of looking at the big-picture perspective.”The Chiefs (6-4) also need a win after dropping four of their last six, and with Oakland suddenly challenging for the AFC West lead.Coach Andy Reid expects a fun atmosphere in Mexico City. His team gets to play there this season after last year’s game against the Rams was moved to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions.“They all come to the game because there’s one game. There’s a buzz that takes place throughout the whole game. There’s noise, which is great. I think it’s equal for both teams,” he said. “But you’re going to have to deal with some noise. There are a lot of people in that stadium and they’re excited for both teams to be there.” Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ MOST READ The Chargers have often felt like the visiting team in their tiny, temporary stadium in Carson. Their lack of fan support has been evident this season as Steelers and Packers fans comprised at least 80% of the crowd. The Steelers game had a particularly bad look as a nationally televised Sunday night contest.Many expect the Chargers to have more of a home-field advantage next season when they move into the palatial SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, which they will share with the Rams. But during the NFL’s fall meeting last month, the Chargers’ personal seat license revenue projections — which are going toward construction costs — were cut by more than half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceChargers chief of staff Fred Maas said the early bumps were expected.“We didn’t have any delirious notions of coming here and people wildly embracing us. We realized we had to come here and earn fans’ respect,” he said. “It’s a marathon and not a sprint.” View commentslast_img read more

Alphaliner: FE-ECSA Rates Hit Rock Bottom

first_imgzoom Poor market conditions have prompted freight rates in the Far East to East Coast South America (FE – ECSA) trade to fall by 90% over the past twelve months, eroded by weak demand and low capacity utilisation, Alphaliner says.Rates were slashed from over USD 1,000 per TEU, recorded in January 2015, to today’s record low of only USD 113 per TEU from Shanghai to Santos, according to the latest SCFI assessment from 5 February.The lowest rates in the market have reportedly dropped below USD 50 per TEU, as capacity utilisation averaged only 70% in January with no pre-holiday rush before the Lunar New Year.“These rock bottom rates are forcing Maersk Line, MSC and MOL to rationalise their Far East – ECSA offering by merging two loops into a single service, effective mid-February. This rationalisation move follows last year’s decision by PIL, K Line, HMM and Yang Ming to shut down their joint SSA/AESAL/NHX/SA1 loop in October,” Alphaliner explained.Combined, the closure of these two services sees FE – ECSA weekly capacity cut by about 23%, compared to September 2015. Following the latest rationalisation exercise, only four weekly strings will be retained on the FE – ECSA route. These provide an overall weekly capacity of only 35,000 teu – the lowest offering recorded on this trade since 2009. Despite the rather massive capacity reduction, continued weak demand on the sector will make carriers’ efforts to raise freight rates to a more sustainable level rather challenging.As a result, Alphaliner expects the average size of vessels deployed on the four remaining FE – ECSA services to soon reach 8,800 teu, a remarkable jump of over 100% since 2009.last_img read more

Feds set new standards for trucks buses to cut tailpipe emissions

first_imgOTTAWA – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says transport trucks and school buses built after 2020 will have to be more efficient and produce fewer greenhouse gases.New regulations announced today require improved technology to make engines more efficient and trailers hauled by heavy trucks easier to pull, all with an aim of reducing fuel-consumption and cutting tailpipe emissions by about 25 per cent per vehicle.McKenna says the new emissions regulations for heavy transportation vehicles are expected to cut tailpipe emissions about six million tonnes a year by 2030.The regulations will cost the industry more than $6 billion to pay for the new technology but McKenna says it will save $1.7 billion a year from reduced fuel consumption by the time the regulations are fully implemented.Heavy-duty vehicles such as transport trucks, school buses, garbage trucks, delivery vans and even some of the largest pick-up trucks, account for almost one-tenth of Canada’s total greenhouse gas production each year.Six million tonnes is but a small fraction of the nearly 200 million tonnes of emissions Canada must eliminate if it is to meet its commitment under the Paris climate change accord to get its annual emissions down to 30 per cent below where they were in 2005 by 2030.last_img read more

In the news today Dec 18

first_imgSix stories in the news for Tuesday, Dec. 18———FEDS TO ANNOUNCE $1.6B BOOST FOR OIL PRODUCERS  Canada’s battered energy industry will get a $1.6-billion boost from Ottawa today to try to slow the political and economic bleeding. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr will be at an Edmonton college campus to unveil a support package for oil and gas companies, which are reeling from record-low oil prices. The funds will be divided among several different programs, including money to help companies invest in clean growth, loans, and other financial supports to help companies find new markets away from the United States, as well as investments in training and new technology.———CANADA RANKS 16TH ON ANNUAL GENDER GAP LISTCanada has landed the 16th spot in the World Economic Forum’s annual gender gap ranking. This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the international organization’s list, which measures economic, educational, health and political disparities experienced between men and women in more than 100 countries around the world. Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland took the top spots, but Canada ranked above Latvia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Switzerland and dozens of other countries.———STRICTER DRUNK DRIVING LAWS TAKE EFFECT TODAYAs of today, Canadians will find it harder to get away with impaired driving. New rules that increase penalties and expand police powers to demand breath samples take effect across Canada. Legislation, which passed in June at the same time as new rules for drug-impaired driving, is intended to curb injuries and death by helping police catch drivers with more than the legal limit of alcohol in their bloodstreams. It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop, lowering the bar from the previous legislation, which required that an officer have reasonable suspicion that a person had been drinking. ———ANOTHER PIPELINE LAWSUIT BEING READIEDA Vancouver-based environment charity is readying itself to go back to court if — or they believe when — the federal government re-approves the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion next year. The Wilderness Committee returned $25,000 in participant funding to the National Energy Board last month citing the short timeline for the board’s new review on the marine impacts of the proposed expansion. Peter McCartney, climate campaigner for the committee, says the timelines are so short it underscores his belief the government is doing this just to fulfil the Federal Court of Appeal’s concerns with the original review, rather than to seriously reconsider the approval given to the project.———SENTENCING DECISION EXPECTED IN MILLARD TRIALA judge is set to deliver her sentencing decision today for a Toronto man found guilty of killing his father. In September, Justice Maureen Forestell found Dellen Millard guilty of the first-degree murder of Wayne Millard, whose death was initially ruled a suicide. It was the third such conviction for Dellen Millard, who was previously convicted for murdering his former lover Laura Babcock and Hamilton man Tim Bosma, a complete stranger.———SPIRIT OF SANTA STAND-IN INSPIRES TOY DRIVEHundreds of toys and gifts are being handed out to children this year in memory of Winnipeg’s most well-known Santa stand-in. Brian Sanderson wore a bright-red suit and grew out his white beard to play Santa in malls, seniors centres and movies for the last 26 years. After his death at age 77 in October, his friends and family stepped up to make sure his Christmas spirit would continue. Mrs. Claus and Sanderson’s real-life partner Lillian Harris says he wanted to make sure every child felt the magic of Christmas.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Case of truck driver Jaskirat Sidhu, charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily injury in a fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus, will be in court today.— Kathy Dunderdale, a former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador who sanctioned the Muskrat Falls hydro project, is scheduled to testify today at an inquiry looking into the controversial project.— Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart will release a report on his emergency overdose taskforce and will outline quick-start recommendations to prevent overdoses and save lives.— Statistics Canada will release its monthly survey of manufacturing for October today.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Remains of BC soldier identified in France more than a century after

first_imgOTTAWA — The remains of a Canadian soldier who was only 18 when he was killed in the First World War have been identified in France, more than 100 years after his death.The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces say the remains were discovered in July 2017 near the village of Vendin-le-Vieil and were identified earlier this year as those of Pte. George Alfred Newburn.He enlisted in Esquimalt at the age of 16 and died barely two years later on Aug. 15, 1917, during the first day of the Battle of Hill 70, a diversionary offensive aimed at distracting German reinforcements away from the Passchendaele battlefield.In a statement, National Defence says Newburn was born in England but moved with his family to B.C.He was assigned to the 7th Canadian Infantry Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force just three days before the battle.The department says members of Newburn’s family have been notified and he will be will be buried June 12 in France by his regiment, which is now known as the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), based in Vancouver.The ceremony will take place at the Loos British Cemetery outside Loos-en-Gohelle.More than 9,000 Canadian soldiers died in the Battle of Hill 70.Defence Minister Harjit Sajan says honouring the service of fallen members is a dearly held value of the Canadian Armed Forces.“In June, we’ll pay tribute to Pte. George Alfred Newburn as we will lay him to rest in the place he helped to liberate. Let us never forget the courage of our Canadian battalions during the Battle of Hill 70, and forever honour their service,” Sajan says in the statement. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Budweiser And Helen Mirren Say No To Drunk Driving

first_imgBudweiser is using the bright lights of advertising’s biggest stage — Super Bowl 50 — to take on drunk driving in an unexpected, unorthodox and powerful way.Budweiser and Helen Mirren put drunk driving on notice in bold new Super Bowl campaignTo spark conversations about this vital issue on one of the biggest drinking occasions of the year, the brand has called upon actress Helen Mirren, with her mix of gravitas and charm, to demand that beer drinkers make a plan to get home safely. “Simply Put,” Budweiser’s new 60-second spot by Anomaly, stands apart from the typical drunk driving PSA by forcefully calling out drivers to #GiveADamn and protect their lives and the lives of others, in a tone that only Mirren can deliver.Video: Budweiser USA: 2016 Super Bowl Commercial | #GiveADamn :60Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch have a strong and proud history of promoting responsible drinking over the past 30 years, and the “Simply Put” movement goes far beyond just advertising. To encourage fans to find safe rides home on game night, Budweiser created StandWithBud.com, which provides people with the most convenient transportation options based on their locations, from taxis to car services (including discount codes where permissible). StandWithBud.com also invites people to take a pledge to #GiveADamn and not drive drunk on Super Bowl Sunday, then share their commitment on social media using Mirren’s brazen tone.For each use of campaign hashtag #GiveADamn through 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday night, Budweiser will spend an additional $1 on safe ride home programs (up to $1 million) in 2016. The hashtag also triggers an eye-catching Twitter emoji that will facilitate additional shares of the campaign message.“We can all agree that driving drunk is a very bad idea, yet people still do it. If we’re able to make one person think twice and not get behind the wheel, then this campaign has done its job,” said Brian Perkins, vice president, Budweiser. “We care about our consumers, and we wanted to address the issue differently than anyone ever has before, in an effort to start as many conversations as possible and get people to make a plan.”During the game, Budweiser will debut an additional 30-second spot by Anomaly titled “Not Backing Down,” which will unapologetically celebrate all the things that make Budweiser America’s No. 1 full-flavored lager. The spot will show the Budweiser Clydesdales in a new light, highlighting their strength, power and size as symbols of the hard work and care that goes into brewing Budweiser. “Not Backing Down” is the 27th Super Bowl ad to feature the Budweiser Clydesdales.last_img read more

Toronto rapper Boland grinds toward greatness and is Your New Favourite Thing

first_imgWhat’s the deal?Yes, the verity of the “10,000-hour rule” remains an object of debate nearly 10 years on from the concept’s popularization in Malcolm Gladwell’s much-cited Outliers, but common sense dictates that if you’re good at something to begin with and you’re willing to put in the work — say, 10,000 hours’ worth of work — to conscientiously keep getting better and better and better at doing that thing you were already doing pretty well, eventually the results should start to speak for themselves.Such is the approach Toronto rapper Boland appears to be taking to his craft. The east-end MC — whose prodigious microphone talents, in the spirit of full disclosure, were first brought to Your New Favourite Thing’s (initially suspicious) attention several years ago by his mother, a Canadian filmmaker of some note and also a friend of the author’s — was kinda biding his time and getting it right on the run-up to the release last spring of his debut LP, Shades. Since then he’s barrelled forth with the prolific conviction of a young man convinced he has greatness in his sights and well within his reach. In mid-August, he issued the track “No Days Off” as the kickoff to a 13-week “one-single-a-week” project of the same name and he’s only gathered steam (and streams) since. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Advertisement Facebook Toronto-based rapper Boland. (SUPPLIED PHOTO) last_img read more

Morocco Defeats Serbia in Friendly Pre-World-Cup Match

Rabat – Morocco Defeats Serbia in Friendly Pre-World-Cup Match.The Moroccan national team won its first pre-world-cup match against Serbia, which took place in Turin at 7:30 p.m. (GMT).The Moroccan team scored its first goal at the 29 minute through a penalty kick by the midfielder Hakim Ziyech. Though this was the first match since last November, Moroccan players displayed great harmony and confidence in their game and gave the Moroccan public assurances that they are ready to defend Morocco’s jersey in the upcoming FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia next June.Following their first goals, Moroccan players sought to control the match and double the score, but they failed to materialize the scoring opportunities they created.The Serbian team’s reaction was effective, allowing them to score the equalizer nine minutes later. But the joy of the Serbian players was short-lived, with Moroccan striker scoring the second goal for his teammates at the 40th minutes following a masterful center from Hakim Ziyech.In the second half, the rhythm of the match dropped from both teams, especially on the part of the Serbian players who looked exhausted. In an attempt to inject new blood into his team and level the score, the Serbian coach made five changes, but it was to no avail.Moroccan players seemed focused and determined to win their first match of the year.The Atlas Lions will play their second friendly match against Uzbekistan next Tuesday in Casablanca. read more

DR Congo UN bolsters security measures in volatile east

MONUC said UN peacekeepers, in cooperation with the Congolese Army, have conducted some 600 patrols in the two provinces in recent weeks, including more than half that figure in the course of last week alone as part of efforts to restore security and public safety. “UN peacekeeping naval units have also stepped up patrols on Lake Kivu to stop illegal traffic of firearms between DRC and neighbouring countries,” spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York. The region has been the scene of insecurity caused by armed groups and continuing military operations. On 26 May, a group of 10 to 12 militiamen attacked the villages of Nyabuluze and Muhungu in South Kivu province, killing 18 civilians, among them women and children, and wounding more than two dozen, according to MONUC, which condemned the massacre “strongly and unequivocally.” 25 June 2007The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is taking measures to help the authorities bolster security in the country’s troubled eastern provinces of North and South Kivu, a spokesperson for the world body said today. read more

Urban Meyer not worried about complacency

As far as standings go, the Ohio State football team could not have done any better than it did last season. Despite being banned from postseason play as a result of the program’s sanctions from the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal, the Buckeyes won all 12 of their games and were Big Ten Leaders Division champions. In the eyes of their coach, however, perfection in the win-loss column is not equivalent to excellence on the field. “Believe it or not … we finished 12-0, but we were not a great (team), we were very good,” Meyer told The Lantern in an exclusive interview Monday. “In some areas we were great, in other areas we were not. There’s some weak links to this program still.” Considering that, Meyer said it is important for his team to avoid complacency after last year’s undefeated season. “I don’t feel it (complacency from his team), because we’re not very good right now,” Meyer said. “I feel a void in leadership … We had not good leaders, great leaders.” The Buckeyes’ leadership void is especially prevalent on the defensive side of the ball, where the Buckeyes lost seven starters from last year’s team, six of whom were seniors. Meyer said the development of his defense and whether new players can emerge and step up as leaders is the “essence of if we’re going to be good or bad” next season. “What’s going to make or break us next year? It’s going to be especially defensive leadership,” Meyer said. Meyer noted rising junior linebacker Ryan Shazier as a player he expects to step up as a leader on defense but expressed concern about Shazier currently being limited in practice due to a sports hernia injury. Offensively, Meyer said the Buckeyes are “still at 60 percent,” even though they are returning nine starters from last season, including quarterback Braxton Miller, who won the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award as a sophomore last season. “We’re not very good,” Meyer said. “Last year, honestly I thought we were very average offensively. I thought Braxton did some great things running the ball and Carlos Hyde and our offensive line, some areas were very strong but offensively, if you say big picture, we’re a very average offense.” In their 12-0 season, the Buckeyes ranked 21st nationally with 37.2 points per game and 46th nationally in total offense with 423.8 yards per game. For the Buckeyes to find the extra 40 percent of their offense, Meyer said more playmakers need to step up. “The great offenses in America right now are the ones that have the guy that can change a game when they get the ball in their hands,” Meyer said. “We don’t have enough of those guys right now. “(Rising senior wide receiver) Philly Brown’s developed,” Meyer added. “I think (rising senior running back) Carlos Hyde’s developed into being that kind of back. (Rising junior wide receiver) Devin Smith is up-and-down still, but he certainly has the potential, when he does it’s really good. But other than that, you don’t have enough.” For the Buckeyes to build upon last season and be a contender, Meyer said the Buckeyes have to do the same thing as “every other team in America:” improve their weaknesses. “If you do (improve your weaknesses), you have a chance to be a better team,” Meyer said. “That’s what we’re working on now.” Considering the Buckeyes won every game they played last season, finishing the season with a better win-loss record will not be easy. Being a better team this season, however, could lead to opportunities to play in the Big Ten Football Championship Game or a BCS bowl – opportunities the Buckeyes did not have last season because of their postseason ban. The Buckeyes will continue to strive for improvement Tuesday, when they take the field for their ninth practice of the spring football season. The Buckeyes have six remaining spring football practices prior to the LiFESports Spring Game, which will be played April 13 at 1 p.m. in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. read more

Bicymple The bicycle without a chain

first_imgThe bicycle hasn’t really changed since it evolved from the Penny Farthing into what we see on the streets today. Over time, it’s build and function has been improved but unlike most things, it’s never really been simplified.Scalyfish Designs has changed that. They call it the Bicymple and like the name suggests, it’s a bike but with less going on. The biggest change being there’s no chain. The chain was removed because it over complicates the bicycles design, getting rid of it reduces the amount of moving parts. This may make some riders worry about speed and the designers of Bicymple say they’re developing an overdrive hub system which will mean none of the speed is lost.To minimize the design further, a direct-drive, freewheeling hub joins the crank arm axis and rear-wheel axis together, meaning the wheelbase can be shortened making the bike nice and light. There’s also an optional rear-steer mode which is recommended to be locked when climbing lengthy hills or slopes. The Bicymple is currently made out of CroMo Steel but the designers are looking to build it out of carbon for an even lighter bike ride.It’s not in mass-production yet and I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up on Kickstarter as there seems to be a lot of interest in Bicymple. It’s easy to see why too, it’s simple yet stylish although it may take some practice to get used to. I for one certainly would be pleased to say bye bye to that annoying chain. If you can’t wait for it to be mass produced, you can inquire about ordering one on their website.More at Bicymplelast_img read more

3yearold dies after being left in hot daycare van

first_img(WSVN) – A 3-year-old boy has died after, authorities said, he was left in a daycare van for nearly four hours in Northwest Houston.According to Fox 32, officials said the daycare van carrying 28 children returned from a field trip around 3 p.m., Thursday. However, it wasn’t until 6:30 p.m., when the boy’s father arrived, that workers realized he was missing.The boy was found unresponsive locked inside the small bus. Deputies said when they first arrived, the temperature inside the bus reached 113 degrees.The child was rushed to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Investigators said the boy had been marked as accounted for on a list of students who returned to the daycare.The driver of the bus and the field trip’s chaperone were questioned by deputies. However, it is unknown if they will face any charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Gov Focused On Working With Legislators On Medicaid

first_imgWith time winding down in the scheduled 90-day session, questions remain about whether or not legislators can agree on Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to expand and reform Medicaid.Download AudioHouse Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said he’s concerned with whether thousands of people can be added to a system he calls broken.Senate Health and Social Services Committee chair Bert Stedman says he thinks that financially it works in the state’s best interests to go ahead with expansion and reform.If expansion doesn’t pass, some believe Walker, by law, could seek authority from the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee to accept and spend federal money tied to expansion and that even if the committee disapproves, he could move forward.A Walker spokeswoman says the administration is focused on working with lawmakers.last_img read more

10 ways to not get fired from your dream job VIDEO

first_img 10 ways to not get fired from your dream job Getting fired from the company and most importantly your dream job, is probably the last thing you can imagine. Unfortunately, it’s a fairly regular occurrence that can have devastating effects on both you and the company.Got your dream job & now you don’t know how to keep it?We present to you a list of important points you need to keep in check to avoid getting fired.Check out the video to find out more. Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Virginia grocery store home to least secure ATM weve ever seen

first_imgScammers have gotten pretty good at hiding their insidious ATM modifications. They can be nearly invisible sometimes. On this machine, however, the danger is painfully obvious.These pictures were submitted to security researcher Brian Krebs by one of his readers. It’s an ATM that sits out in the lobby of a small grocery store in Northern Virginia, and it looks like whoever was responsible for getting it connected to the Internet left in a big hurry.Little standalone ATMs like this are exposed enough when they’re installed properly. This one is blowing an airhorn and waving a giant flag that says “hack me” in big, fluorescent letters.That black box sitting on top is an antenna which the machine relies on for its wireless Internet connection. Underneath is a Cisco router, which was presumably installed to add a layer of security to the installation.If that’s really why it’s there, though, you’d think it wouldn’t have just been plopped on top of the machine. You’d also think that there wouldn’t be three additional LAN ports sitting there, exposed, just waiting for someone to come along and plug a laptop in. Here, take a look:You can see the open ports right next to the red network cable that runs down to the ATM. But wait, what’s that flat, powder blue cable next to it? Why, that’s the console cable that Cisco shipped with this router. It’s super useful because it lets you reprogram the box even when something prevents you from doing it with a web browser (say, like a semi-competent admin).To make things worse, Krebs’ reader didn’t even notice any security cameras covering the lobby. Would it be that hard for someone to stroll on up and stealthily plug in a device? Nope. So do yourselves  a favor, fellow geeks. If you need to withdraw money from an ATM and you see something like this… just keep walking.last_img read more

Tanzania sends terror suspect to German

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk ARUSHA, Tanzania (AP) – An official in Tanzania says his country will transfer a terror suspect to Germany.Acting Director of Criminal Investigations Isaya Mngulu said Thursday that Tanzanian security officials have alerted German officials of Emrah Erdogan’s imminent arrival. Mngulu told Tanzanian state radio that Erdogan is a member of al-Qaida who has fought in Afghanistan.Erdogan is a 24-year-old German of Turkish origin. His name has been linked to a May 28 bomb attack in Kenya, though Kenyan officials have not formally accused him in the attack. Officials say that Erdogan recently traveled from Somalia to Kenya and then to Tanzania. Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous oflast_img read more

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