They want me back and I want to be back Johnson

first_img“They want me back and I want to be back,” Johnson said on Sirius/XM NFL Radio Tuesday night. “You know how the business side goes, though. Everything’s got to be right for both parties and I can’t wait to get back out there.”Johnson took over the starting job early in the season after Andre Ellington went down with an injury, and the veteran made the most of his opportunities. Johnson had four 100-yard games, including a season-high 122 yards rushing in a 26-18 Monday night win over Baltimore in Week 7.After getting released by the Jets last February, Johnson signed for $870,000 in Arizona. But how would the finances look if he were to come back to the desert for a second season?According to Johnson, that contract might be more affordable than you think.“At this point of my career, I’m not really chasing the money,” Johnson said. “I can’t say I was ever really chasing the money. But you know, when you’re a young guy in this league, you want to take care of your family and this and that, you want the highest deal that you can get possible.“But I feel like at this point in time in my career, I want to get the best deal, but at the same time, I want to be somewhere where I have a chance to win. I feel like Arizona is the best place for me right now and when 31 other teams wouldn’t give me an opportunity, they gave me an opportunity. I’m a very loyal guy and my loyalty is with them.” 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) is hit by Baltimore Ravens strong safety Will Hill (33) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories It seems like forever since we saw Chris Johnson carry the football for the Arizona Cardinals.Johnson injured his knee in a Week 11 win at San Francisco, and missed the rest of the season. Rookie David Johnson’s emergence also made Chris Johnson, who ran for 814 yards before the injury, a bit of an afterthought as the Cardinals advanced all the way to the NFC Championship Game.Johnson inked a one-year deal in the middle of training camp and is now about to enter free agency once again. After experiencing a bit of a career resurgence in 2015, the running back made his feelings about his future known.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo David Johnson, who ran for 442 yards and four touchdowns on 90 carries in the last five regular season games, will be the starter in 2016. But a Johnson and Johnson combination could be an interesting and productive proposition for the Cardinals, who could choose to distance themselves from the often-injured Ellington. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Mar 06 Spirit Store Dundalk

first_imgMar 06 Spirit Store, Dundalk Their 2003 debut album, Permission To Land, sold three million copies, with songs “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”, “Get Your Hands of My Woman” and “Growing on Me”.Tour dates include: ShareTweet 2015March 7Nerve CentreThe darknesscenter_img Fans of British Glam rockers The Darkness need to be quick to get the last few tickets for their gig in Derry.A select number of tour dates are listed for Ireland with their only Northern gig happening at The Nerve Centre on March 7.The band now includes new drummer Emily Dolan Davies and a new album “Cliffhanger” is also set to be released in March. Mar 07 Nerve Centre, DerryMar 08 Whelans, DublinMar 13 Monroes Live, GalwayMar 14 Dolans Warehouse, LimerickMar 15 Bridge Hous, TullamoreMar 17 Cyprus Avenue, CorkMar 18 O’Keefe’s, ClonmelMar 19 JUDGE ROY BEANS, NewbridgeDARKNESS TO DESCEND ON THE NERVE CENTRE was last modified: January 25th, 2015 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

Progress in meningitis lags far behind other vaccinepreventable diseases analysis shows

first_imgNov 15 2018Wider vaccine protection and improved diagnosis and treatment needed to control global cases of meningitisThe global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases, warns a new analysis published in The Lancet Neurology.The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Global Burden of Disease study showed that meningitis deaths reduced by just 21% globally between 1990 – 2016, whereas other preventable diseases such as measles, tetanus, and diarrhea due to rotavirus saw declines of 93.0%, 90.7%, and 57.9%, respectively, suggesting that progress in meningitis could have been substantially faster.The number of actual cases of meningitis increased during that time period, from 2.5 million in 1990 to 2.82 million in 2016, due to increased population size.The highest concentration of cases and deaths from meningitis was found in the sub-Saharan African countries that are collectively known as the “meningitis belt”. This is despite huge progress in reducing meningococcal group A disease by 99% in the meningitis belt through the MenAfriVac vaccination program.Meningitis Research Foundation, co-authors of the analysis, state that to make faster progress, particular attention should be given to: developing vaccines with broader coverage against the bacterial causes of meningitis; making these vaccines affordable to the developing countries that are most affected; improving vaccine uptake; and improving interventions such as access to low-cost, rapid diagnostic tests and treatments.Ongoing surveillance of the specific types of bacteria causing meningitis is said to be crucial to continue monitoring and reacting to meningitis burdens and trends throughout the world.Bacterial meningitis is a deadly disease that strikes without warning and can leave survivors with lifelong after effects as serious as deafness, blindness and brain damage. The paper states that better support for disabled or impaired survivors of this disease is vital.IHME’s Dr. Nicholas J. Kassebaum, Professor of Health Metrics Sciences with the University of Washington, commented: Declines in the incidence and mortality of meningitis have lagged far behind those of other vaccine-preventable diseases, such as diarrhea and lower respiratory infections. It is likely that the growing number of meningitis survivors with lifelong disabilities are living in communities without the resources or programs to support them.” Source: This research shows that a huge number of people are still being affected by this dreadful disease. Vaccination is the only way to prevent meningitis and despite major progress over the last 20 years, large epidemics have occurred recently showing again that meningitis is very far from being defeated. “Meningitis spreads around the world and we need a coordinated effort to defeat it. We need faster progress, similar to that achieved with measles, tetanus, and diarrhea due to rotavirus. This year the World Health Organization launched an expert taskforce to develop a global roadmap to defeat meningitis by 2030, and MRF is delighted to be taking part. This taskforce is a crucial step towards defeating meningitis for good.” Study author Linda Glennie from Meningitis Research Foundation said:last_img read more

California congressman wants to ask Intel AMD and ARM about Meltdown and

A California congressman wants to meet with the Top 3 microchip makers to better understand the implications of two security flaws that affect almost all computing devices in the world. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, wrote a letter Tuesday to the CEOs of Intel, ARM and AMD to request a briefing. A member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, McNerney wrote he is concerned about the state of cybersecurity in the United States and that the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre flaws add to his concern.”The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities are glaring warning signs that we must take cybersecurity more seriously,” wrote McNerny. “In recent years, we witnessed the largest global ransomware attack in history and the largest distributed-denial-of-service attack of its kind in history. The warning signs keep piling on, yet cybersecurity practices continue to lag far behind.”The flaws were discovered earlier this month by a group of cybersecurity researchers led by Google Project Zero. The flaws, which are not known to have been used by hackers so far, can allow hackers to steal data from the memory of running apps, including password managers, browsers and emails.Meltdown and Spectre, however, are different in scale of impact and methodology. Meltdown, which is found on Intel and ARM chips, allows hackers to bypass the hardware barrier between running applications and the computer’s memory, thereby making it possible to enter the latter from the formerSpectre is found in Intel, ARM and AMD chips and allow hackers to trick applications into handing over secret information. Meltdown is considered the more dangerous in the short term as it is easier to exploit, but Spectre is considered to have a much longer shelf life and may be more disastrous, according to researchers.Meltdown and Spectre’s disclosures prompted technology companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon to race around the clock to issue security patches to their products.McNerney wrote to the three CEOs—Brian Krzanich of Intel, Simon Segars of ARM and Lisa Su of AMD—that he would like to know the scale of the flaws, the timeframe from when the companies knew of the flaws and what the companies have done to mitigate them.Krzanich has been under heavy criticism after he reportedly sold nearly 900,000 of his 1.1 million-plus company shares in November—after Intel knew of the two flaws.Krzanich’s sale prompted Sens. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, and Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, to call for an SEC investigation.”These reports are troubling not only because of the risk to nearly all phones and computers, but also because these reports raise concerns of potential insider trading,” wrote Kennedy and Reed. Explore further Intel chief says chip flaw damage contained by industry Citation: California congressman wants to ask Intel, AMD and ARM about Meltdown and Spectre (2018, January 19) retrieved 18 July 2019 from ©2018 The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

Facebook crisis prompts Silicon Valley soulsearching

With Facebook mired in its worst-ever crisis, the rest of Silicon Valley is looking to come to terms with the dark side of its data-driven business model where tech titans have mined fortunes from what people reveal online. Facebook is one of many companies that mine personal data for profit, albeit the most successful, along with Google There are signs the crisis could spread to other internet firms that have made no secret about using what they glean from digital data for targeted advertising.That same personal data can be used effectively by those with malicious intent when it comes to influencing people.”It is Facebook this week, but it could be others,” tech industry analyst Rob Enderle said of the crisis of confidence laying siege to the social network.”At the very least, this is the common problem across the tech industry.”The tumultuous week ended with Facebook losing 14 percent of its market value, wiping out more than $50 billion from one of the biggest and most powerful companies.A public apology by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg failed to quell outrage over the hijacking of personal data from millions of people by Cambridge Analytica.Belatedly speaking out about the harvesting of Facebook user data by the British firm linked to President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, Zuckerberg admitted to betraying the trust of its more than two billion users, and promised to “step up.”But some point out that Facebook is just one of many firms which mine data for profit —- albeit the most successful, along with Google—as digital lifestyles take root around the world.”Phones, apps, and the web are so indispensable to our daily lives—a testament to the benefits they give us—that we’ve become a captive audience,” the nonprofit Center for Humane Technology said. Quitting Facebook may be harder than it seems because of the social network’s importance to consumers and advertisers © 2018 AFP High-profile entrepreneur Elon Musk joined the critical chorus on Friday, saying in an exchange on Twitter that he was shutting down the Facebook accounts of his Tesla and SpaceX enterprises.”What’s Facebook?” Musk quipped rhetorically in an exchange on Twitter.While it may seem tempting to join a movement to abandon Facebook, it does raise the question of where one will go to stay connected with friends, celebrities, or businesses that have become part of the fabric of the online community.Facebook is also intertwined in the fabric of the web, with its “like” buttons and communities which rely on its connections.New York University marketing professor Scott Galloway said advertisers could have an impact if they left Facebook but said it was unlikely to lose many of its five million ad customers.”Advertisers have just two platforms to market their products online,” Galloway said in a blog post. Citation: Facebook crisis prompts Silicon Valley soul-searching (2018, March 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Explore further “Advertisers need Facebook much more than Facebook needs any one, or thousand, advertisers.”Questioning the modelThe data scandal has shined a spotlight on the unabashed practice of internet companies using information people willingly provide to make money in exchange for free services or content.Amazon uses what it knows about online shoppers to target offerings or deals.Google-owned Waymo and ride-share firm Uber are among companies developing self-driving vehicle technology with the help of data collected by people using them on roads.Smart watches boast ability to aid medical research with health data amassed from wearers, and Google has dabbled with using search data to model trends in the spread of flu.Enderle lamented that people using online services can be treated as “digital slaves” exploited to the benefit of advertisers.”They are thinking that the people who use the product don’t matter,” Enderle contended.”Once you do that, you will make a lot of mistakes. We are at risk of losing the tech market one company at a time.” You’re the product: Facebook’s business model explained Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s belated apology did little to quell the crisis at the social network, which has called into question the data-driven business model which is the lifeblood of Silicon Valley “With two billion people plugged into these devices, technology companies have inadvertently enabled a direct channel to manipulate entire societies with unprecedented precision.”Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee argued in a USA Today opinion piece that “Russia never would have been able to conduct information warfare against the United States” in 2016 without the social network as well as Twitter and Google.- Hard to quit?-What happens now? Some users are joining the #deleteFacebook movement, but it remains unclear if advertisers will abandon the important platform. This document is subject to copyright. 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What to do if Facebook says your info was used by Cambridge

Citation: What to do if Facebook says your info was used by Cambridge Analytica (2018, April 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Explore further With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before Congress on the scandal involving data firm Cambridge Analytica, the social network is informing individual users their profiles may have been used for the firm’s political targeting without their consent. Starting at noon ET Monday, Facebook was scheduled to begin alerting users if they were some of the estimated 87 million whose profiles Facebook says were scraped and improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. (That political ad targeting firm says it used only 30 million Facebook profiles obtained from a psychology app developer.)What users will do with that information boils down to engaging in the boring but eye-opening privacy clean-ups many have already embarked on, finding all the apps that had access to your info and then cutting this access off. Bad news: with the data leak over three years old, it’s too late to take what’s already out there back.Were you notified by Facebook your profile was part of the Cambridge Analytica leak? Write to us at is Facebook doing?All users will get a message at the top of their News Feed with a link detailing apps tied to Facebook, or that you’ve deleted, and how those apps used your data.How will I know if I’ve been affected?If your data was misused, Facebook will direct you to its Help Center featuring a tool letting you know how data may have been misused. The scandal not only impacts users who took the personality quiz “This Is Your Digital Life,” but friends of those users.What should I do about it?Regardless of whether you were affected, you should check what apps are tied to Facebook. Go to Settings, then Apps and Websites to figure out what apps you have granted permission to connect to Facebook.For those users impacted by Cambridge Analytica, the tool will give them a good idea of how their data has been used.However, it’s too late for users to do anything to fix it.”The simple reason that Facebook users can do very little is that Facebook, not the users, has the data and determines who gets the data,” said Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. ©2018 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Facebook to send Cambridge Analytica data-use notices Monday This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

New York Times to pass 4 million subscribers soon

first_img © 2018 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The New York Times, the most prestigious newspaper in the United States, announced Wednesday that it expects to “soon” cross the threshold of four million subscribers, even if growth is slowing. Explore further NY Times reports more subscribers, posts Q4 losscenter_img The company added 109,000 new digital-only subscriptions in the second quarter.As a result, the newspaper ended the quarter with a 2.89 million digital-only subscriptions and 3.8 million subscriptions as a whole, including readers who receive only the print edition.Since late 2016, when Donald Trump shocked the US establishment by winning the US presidency, the Times has enjoyed a period of rapid growth, acquiring around one million new subscribers.”We’ll soon pass three million digital-only subscribers and four million total subscribers,” Mark Thompson, president and chief executive officer, told a conference call with investors, on Wednesday.But the market has seen digital subscription growth slow, with a net gain of 139,000 readers in the first quarter of 2018, compared to 157,000 new digital-only subscriptions in the last quarter of 2017.Thompson countered that the net additions were “still much higher” than typically achieved in the second quarter since the launch of the pay model.Another reason, he said, for the slowdown was the Times’ decision to reduce marketing spent on Facebook due to a dispute with the social network which is currently in the process of being resolved.Subscription income accounted for 62.8 percent of revenue in the second quarter, compared to 50.5 percent five years ago, an increase that has partially offset a decline in advertising income, the company said.Subscription revenue was up 4.2 percent year-on-year, while advertising revenue was down 9.9 percent.Second-quarter digital advertising revenue decreased 7.5 percent, while total revenue increased to $414.6 million, a growth of 4.2 percent year-on-year.Net profit was $23.6 million, up 51 percent mainly due to a lower outlay on severance costs compared to the same quarter in 2017. Citation: New York Times to pass 4 million subscribers ‘soon’ (2018, August 8) retrieved 18 July 2019 from L’entrée du New York Times, le 21 avril 2011last_img read more

Can we trust digital forensic evidence

first_img Provided by University of York Citation: Can we trust digital forensic evidence? (2018, October 2) retrieved 17 July 2019 from NIST details plans for reviewing the scientific foundations of forensic methods Digital forensics is the recovery and investigation of digital devices and digital materials, often related to serious crimes, such as terrorism and murder, but also more localised issues within the workplace such as employee misconduct and cyber bullying.New research at the University of York examining digital forensic laboratories in England and Wales has shown that evidence of the accuracy of digital forensic methods may be missing from the regulatory framework.International standards on digital forensic methods were initially created for calibration and testing laboratories, which use proven scientific techniques to test metals, chemical compounds and other industrial and manufacturing products. These are based on tried and tested methods and published industry standards.The same framework is being applied to digital forensic labs within the criminal justice system. To understand how the framework was being met across the industry, the researchers compared the way the framework is applied to digital forensic labs with the way it works for calibration and testing laboratories.Angus Marshall, an expert in digital forensics at the University of York’s Department of Computer Science, said: “As digital forensic scientists we are pretty confident that the methods we use to recover data and interpret it are sound, but that’s not good enough to meet the standard. The challenge is to find a way to provide evidence that backs up that confidence.”How do we show that our tools and methods are correct when we’re trying to recover data from something which we haven’t seen before and where the manufacturer won’t tell us exactly how it works?”There is a solution to this through accreditation and use of proven tools, much like we have in DNA analysis evidence, but this requires a unified approach from the industry and exploring the possibility of sharing the cost of it rather than individual labs having to pay in excess of £10,000.”Digital forensic laboratories are accredited by the same body that accredits DNA analysis labs, and for DNA evidence there is a standard certification that proves the validity of the methods used. The accreditation is evidence that regulatory frameworks have been met and that information can be trusted by a judge, jury, or employer for example.Angus Marshall said: “Digital forensic methods should be tested before they’re used and customers should be offered known good methods before anything else is considered.”Unfortunately, the way the regulatory guidance has been written, it’s not absolutely necessary to do this. It looks like it’s possible to have a method accredited because it does what the customer wants, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is correct.”There’s a lot of work to be done, and the industry needs to take control of it and maintain it to keep pace with new developments.” More information: Angus M. Marshall et al, Requirements in digital forensics method definition: Observations from a UK study, Digital Investigation (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.diin.2018.09.004center_img Research carried out at the University of York has suggested that more work is needed to show that digital forensic methods are robust enough to stand-up to interrogation in a court of law. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Investors flee Bayer after second glyphosate trial blow Update

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has listed Roundup as “probably carcinogenic” Its glyphosate weedkillers Roundup and Ranger Pro substantially contributed to the terminal illness, they judged.Monsanto was initially ordered to pay $289 million to Johnson, who has two young sons and is in the end stages of his cancer, before the damages were reduced to $78.5 million.Bayer has filed an appeal, betting it can do better at convincing judges in appeals courts than sceptical juries in lower tribunals.The two US cases have turned on a 2015 finding from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, that Roundup is “probably carcinogenic”.But Bayer points to more recent findings from regulators around the world, especially in advanced economies like the US, Europe and Canada, and reams of scientific studies as proof of the safety of its product.”Regulatory authorities around the world consider glyphosate-based herbicides as safe when used as directed,” the group said in its statement, highlighting “800 rigorous studies” of glyphosate’s effects.Its confidence in its evidence and its legal strategy may not be enough to convince investors to hold on through the turbulence, IG’s Beauchamp said.”If you are expecting stock markets as a whole to do better then you don’t want to be stuck with the one company that is facing huge legal claims,” he judged.”A lot of (investors) will probably decide to cut back exposure quite dramatically and see how it plays out.” © 2019 AFP A wave of lawsuits has put pressure on Bayer since its $63-billion takeover of Monsanto last year, spooking investors who worry damages payouts could quickly mount into the billions if the firm fails to convince courts its product is safe.Chief executive Werner Baumann said last month the company faced a total of 11,200 US cases over Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate, a herbicide key to Monsanto’s business model that has come in for intense scrutiny around the world.That mass of lawsuits meant markets shuddered after a federal court finding Tuesday that Roundup was behind the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma suffered by 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman, who used the product for decades on the garden at his California home.The second major legal setback in a year set the Leverkusen-based group’s stock ebbing well into Wednesday trading after an initial plunge.By 11:20 am in Frankfurt (1020 GMT), the shares were trading down 13.2 percent at 60.53 euros ($68.71), dragging down the DAX index of blue-chip German shares.Since the merger was completed, Bayer’s stock has shed almost 40 percent of its value.Tuesday’s “decision… has no impact on future cases and trials because each one has its own factual and legal circumstances,” Bayer said in a statement, adding that it stood behind science it says demonstrates glyphosate is safe.But IG analyst Chris Beauchamp told AFP the prospect of thousands of plaintiffs potentially being awarded tens of millions of dollars each means investors “start doing the numbers, and it doesn’t look very pretty at all”.The latest case has so far brought no damages award against Bayer, as jurors now have to decide whether Monsanto is liable for the harm suffered by Hardeman.”Monsanto has not taken a responsible, objective approach to the safety of Roundup,” Hardeman’s lawyers Aimee Wagstaff and Jennifer Moore said in a joint statement. “Instead, it is clear from Monsanto’s actions that it does not particularly care whether its product is in fact giving people cancer,” they alleged.Science battleJurors in the earlier California state court case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a school groundskeeper who suffers from terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, found in August that Monsanto acted with “malice”. Explore further The threat to German chemical giant Bayer and subsidiary Monsanto from US litigation swelled Wednesday, when its share price plunged after a jury ruled weedkiller Roundup was a “substantial factor” in an amateur gardener’s cancer. Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling A US jury has found that the Roundup weedkiller of Bayer’s recently-acquired Monsanto caused cancer in a man who sprayed it on his garden over decades Citation: Investors flee Bayer after second glyphosate trial blow (Update) (2019, March 20) retrieved 17 July 2019 from read more