NEW DELHI: Crime Branch of Delhi Police has busted a drug supply racket and arrested a 32-year-old man identified as Karan Khanna, a resident of Mehrauli. He indulged in supplying of imported Marijuana, Marijuana oil and Malana cream Charas in Delhi and NCR. Drugs worth nearly Rs 29 lakh has been recovered from his possession. The team laid a trap near Tivoli Garden Mehrauli and apprehended one person namely Karan Khanna. During the search, 1.2 kilograms charas, along with one THC Shatter (500 MG Cannabis oil) and imported California weed (1gm) was recovered. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe accused told police that he fell in bad company and started taking drugs. He started procuring charas (Malana cream) from Himachal Pradesh and then supplying the same to his friends as his friends were organising private parties in farm houses of South Delhi. Later on, his brother also joined his nefarious activities and both of them started supplying of narcotics substance in rave parties which were organised in farmhouses. Both of them were regular party mongers and used to organise their own parties also. For this purpose, they have taken two farmhouses on rent in the isolated area of Mehrauli and Fatehpur Beri. His brother came in contact of the suppliers of imported narcotic substance dealers as he was having foreign customers. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe recovered substance was to be delivered on the directions of his brother. Both brothers fell in bad company as they were regular in the rave parties organised in farmhouses of South Delhi. Later on, they have taken farmhouse on rent in an isolated area of Mehrauli and Fatehpur Beri area and started hosting private parties. “They have become famous in the party circle and he started procuring imported narcotic substance which is made available to the guest in the party. Invitation to the party is strictly on the basis of reference by the friends and no outsider is allowed to join the party. They used a Duster SUV so that no one suspects them of supplying drugs,” said DCP Crime Ram Gopal Naik.
NEW DELHI: Shortly after the Rajya Sabha passed the Triple Talaq Bill amid protests from the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to Twitter to celebrate the elimination of an “archaic and medieval practice” plaguing women belonging to the country’s Muslim community. “An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history! Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society. India rejoices today!” PM Modi said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude to those who had helped push the controversial bill through the upper house. “I thank all parties and MPs who have supported the passage of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill-2019 in both Houses of Parliament. They have risen to the occasion and this step of theirs will forever be remembered in India’s history,” he tweeted. The bill, which sought to end the practice of Muslim men instantly divorcing their wives by uttering the word “talaq” thrice, saw stiff opposition when it was presented in the Rajya Sabha. But many of the parties that opposed it — including Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United, AIADMK and K Chandrashekar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi — ended up aiding the bill’s passage. While the AIADMK and Nitish Kumar’s party walked out, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi abstained from voting — bringing down the majority mark. Several opposition lawmakers also gave the vote a miss. The list of absentees included Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel, four lawmakers from the Congress and two from the Samajwadi Party. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe bill was eventually passed with 99 votes in its favour and 84 against. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who tabled the bill, said: “Today is a historic day. Both the Houses have given justice to the Muslim women. This is the beginning of a transforming India.” The smooth passage of a second contentious bill within a week marked a change in the government’s fortunes in the upper house, where it is still in a minority. Last week, the controversial amendment to the landmark Right to Information Act also made it through the upper house with issue-based support from non-aligned parties such as the TRS, Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal and Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress.
Bhopal: BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday said the Opposition is using a ‘marak shakti’ (killing power) to harm BJP leaders, adding the ‘evil power’ was behind the recent deaths of former Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj. BJP veteran Arun Jaitley died on August 24 and Swaraj on August 6. “While I was contesting (Lok Sabha) elections, a Maharaj ji told me that bad times are upon us and Opposition is up to something using some ‘marak shakti’ against BJP. I later forgot what he said but now when I see our top leaders leaving us one by one, I am forced to think, wasn’t Maharaj ji right?” the BJP MP said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details She was addressing a condolence meeting at the state BJP office to pay tributes to Jaitley and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur. The latter died on August 20. Pragya said she forgot what the Maharaj told her as she was in a crowd and moving. “But now, when I see our top leaders Sushma ji, Babulal ji, Jaitley ji leaving us one by one after undergoing pain, I am forced to think, wasn’t it (what Maharaj said) right? It is true that our leadership is leaving us untimely,” the BJP MP, not a stranger to controversial remarks, said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday She refused to talk on this issue when reporters asked about her remarks. Pragya, who defeated Congress leader Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, has made many such controversial remarks and had to apologise for some of them. She was issued a show cause notice by the BJP ahead of the elections for calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot. Pragya had also claimed that the then Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks due to her “curse”.
Last night in Manhattan to kick off NY Fashion Week, FIJI Water was front and center as the Official Water Sponsor of the amfAR New York Gala.Heidi Klum Attends amfAR GalaCredit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images via FIJI WaterThe black-tie affair was hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker, featured a special performance by Cee Lo Green, and honored Heidi Klum, Janet Jackson and amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole for their unsurpassed commitments to the fight against AIDS.Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Michael Bloomberg, Kenneth ColeCredit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images via FIJI WaterThe event officially kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place on the red carpet – Heidi Klum, Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors joined Mayor Bloomberg for the honors.Sarah Jessica Parker and Kenneth ColeCredit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images via FIJI WaterOn stage, Kors presented Klum with her award and spoke adoringly of her energy, smarts, humor, sex appeal and their shared addictions of “kale and angry shoes” – Kors declared to the crowd of 900 at Cipriani Wall Street that “any man, gay or straight, would faint if Heidi were to straddle him.”Heidi Klum at amfAR Gala in New YorkCredit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images via FIJI WaterAfter moving remarks from his brother-in-law Governor Cuomo, Kenneth Cole took the stage to a standing ovation and shared amfAR’s progress over the last 25 years, passionately declaring we “am-NOT-far” anymore in the fight against AIDS.Ashley Greene at amfAR GalaCredit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images via FIJI WaterThe fashion forward guest list also included Ashley Greene, Katharine McPhee, Chloë Sevigny, Lindsay Lohan, Jenna Elfman, Patricia Clarkson, Alan Cumming, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Doutzen Kroes, Michael Strahan and more.Janet Jackson at amfAR Gala in New YorkCredit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images via FIJI WaterGuests enjoyed FIJI from the new custom FIJI Water Straw, which made its Fashion Week debut last night and will be featured at runway shows this coming week.Katharine McPhee at amfAR GalaCredit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images via FIJI WaterLindsay Lohan at amfAR GalaCredit/Copyright: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images via FIJI Water
In a statement issued on Saturday, ITAK General Secretary Mavai Senathirajah said that his party was not against unification and registration, but felt that raking up such issues would weaken the TNA in the eyes of the Tamil people, India, and the world, when negotiations for a political solution of the Tamil question were on the cards. (New Indian Express) The TNA, which has been sweeping elections in the Tamil-speaking North and East of Sri Lanka, and had come within the ace of capturing the Eastern Provincial Council in the September 8 elections, may be heading for a split over the issue of registering as a single political party.The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK), which is the biggest of the five alliance partners, is dragging its feet over formal unification and registration. But the Eelam Peoples‘ Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF), the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO), the Peoples Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) and the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) are pressing for registration as a single political party. While both factions are denying any prospect of a split, the public spat is causing concern among Tamils, which is reflected in the Tamil press. The ITAK also believes that the TNA wins elections primarily because it has the ITAK in it. The ITAK has also been consistently anti-government, and it has never been an armed group, qualities which carry weight in the post-conflict political arena. The EPRLF, PLOTE and TELO cannot make such claims. But the ITAK’s claims are challenged by Suresh Premachandran, General Secretary of the EPRLF. The most recent election results would disprove the ITAK’s claims, he said. The ITAK is keen on retaining its identity primarily because it is the oldest party, having been founded by S J V Chelvanayakam, father of modern Lankan Tamil nationalism. In fact, since its formation in 2002, the TNA has been fighting elections as “ITAK”, under its symbol “House”. “In the September 8 elections in the Batticaloa district, the ITAK was allotted 9 out of the 14 seats, and the other alliance partners were allotted 5. While the ITAK won only 2 out of nine, the other groups won four out of five. And the man who got the highest number of preferential votes was Thurairatnam of the EPRLF. The ITAK is ignoring ground realities and trying to project itself as the sole representative of the TNA and the Tamils.”“We have been asking for a constitution for the TNA, which is necessary for registration as a political party. But instead of discussing this, the ITAK wants to work on a MoU between the constituent parties,” Premachandran said.
It was reported that Chandran Gunaraja entered Indonesia through on December 20, 2018 using a visit visa.His visa was valid only for 30 days but he stayed longer. He had reportedly sought to marry an Indonesian citizen in Langsa City. (Colombo Gazette) The authorities in Langsa, a city in Aceh, Indonesia, have deported a Sri Lankan man who was in the country on an expired visa.Chandran Gunaraja (35) was deported through the Kualanamu International Airport.
In an indictment confirmed in 1995, prosecutors allege that Milan Martic, the leader of the self-proclaimed “Republic of Serb Krajina” (RSK), ordered RSK military forces to attack the central part of Zagreb on 2 and 3 May 1995, causing death and injury to a number of civilians in the Croatian capital.For his actions, Mr. Martic was charged with four counts of violations of the laws or customs of war for an unlawful attack against the civilian population and individual civilians.Meanwhile, Mile Mrksic was wanted in connection with a separate indictment, confirmed in 1997, against the other so-called “Vukovar Three,” which includes Miroslav Radic and Veselin Sljivancanin.According to the indictment, in November 1991, the Yugoslav army (JNA) and Serb paramilitary soldiers under the command or supervision of the three suspects removed at least 200 non-Serb individuals from the Vukovar Hospital and then transported them to a farm building in Ovcara, where they beat them for several hours.Soldiers then transported the captives in groups of about 10 to 20 to a site between the Ovcara farm and Grabovo, where they shot and otherwise killed at least 198 men and two women. After the killings, the bodies of the victims were buried by bulldozer in a mass grave at the same location.During that time, Mr. Mrksic was a colonel in the JNA and commander of the Guards Brigade, which had primary responsibility for the attack on Vukovar. After the siege of Vukovar, he was promoted to general rank with the Yugoslav army and later became the commanding officer of the army of the RSK.Mr. Mrksic is charged with two counts of grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, two counts of violations of the laws or customs of war and two counts of crimes against humanity.
“It is clear that the Indian Ocean has become for people fleeing their countries one of the deadliest stretches of water in the world,” the agency’s spokesman, Andrej Mahecic, told journalists in Geneva. The agency estimates that out of the 13,000 people who left on smugglers’ boats in 2012, close to 500 died at sea when their boats broke down or capsized in the Bay of Bengal. “Already in 2013, several thousand people are believed to have boarded smugglers boats in the Bay of Bengal,” Mr. Mahecic added.Of particular concern is the Rohingya community from western Myanmar’s Rakhine state which is not recognized by the Government and remain stateless. Fighting between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the state erupted last June, uprooting 115,000 people – the majority of them Rohingya – and sending them to live in internally displaced camps in Myanmar or to refugee and makeshift camps in Bangladesh and neighbouring countries. While men have usually been the ones crossing, recent weeks have seen an increase of women and children among smuggled passengers, signalling growing desperation and lack of prospects, according to UNHCR.Among the most recent incidents, around 90 people believed to be Rohingya died of dehydration and starvation during a two-month journey. More than 30 survivors from the same vessel were rescued last weekend by Sri Lanka’s navy off that country’s coast.“UNHCR is greatly saddened by this latest terrible ordeal, and commends the quick action of the Sri Lankan navy in rescuing this group and providing immediate medical attention,” Mr. Mahecic said. He added that the agency is ready to support the Sri Lankan authorities in assisting any among them who are in need of international protection.Meanwhile, UNHCR is urging governments, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, which have accepted large numbers of refugees, to agree on protocols for the safe and quick disembarkation of rescued passengers and the provision of urgent humanitarian assistance.“UNHCR recognizes the regional dimension of the irregular movements of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants by sea. Genuine cooperative regional approaches that promote sharing of burdens and responsibility could offer asylum-seekers and refugees an alternative to dangerous and exploitative boat journeys,” Mr. Mahecic said. The agency said it will facilitate discussions between governments and international organizations on this topic at a regional meeting to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, in March.
Led by Kevin Durant, the U.S. Men’s Basketball team rolled over France in its Olympic opener, 98-71. Durant was the hot hand on the court, collecting 22 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes. After a close first quarter the U.S. blew the game open, taking a 27-point lead into the fourth. Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs led a valiant French team, but went 4/11 from the field with just 10 points.Behind Durant the rest of Team USA shared a balanced workload, with most of the team taking the court for at least 10 minutes each. Small ball was the theme of the day, with point guards Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Russell Westbrook maxing out their playing time behind Durant and Lebron James. Kevin Love and Kobe Bryant contributed 14 and 10 points, respectively.France is not considered a medal contender at this year’s games, but features a handful of NBA players, including Boris Diaw and Ronny Turiaf, as well as Parker. A buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Yannick Bokolo at the end of the first quarter left the score at 22-21, invigorating French fans in the crowd. That was the peak of the game for France however, as they were outscored 56-30 in the next two quarters.Parker was seen wearing goggles during the game, as he plans to do throughout the tournament. He sustained a serious eye-injury as a bystander in a New York club fight between Chris Brown and Drake’s entourages.”It’s so funny, because I just had my best year in the NBA and in one night it can change,” Parker told the AP of the incident. ”It just puts life in perspective and you think, ‘OK, next time I have to be careful,’ but at the same time you can’t stop living because then you don’t even cross the street.”Durant was a large piece of the 2010 U.S. team that took home the FIBA world championship, and looks poised to lead this year’s team to the gold as well. After losing to Olympic teammate James and the Miami Heat in the NBA finals, he most certainly has intensity to spare.
Quite a lot is happening in the Western Conference playoff race. Postseason fixtures like San Antonio and Oklahoma City are struggling. Minnesota is without Jimmy Butler for the foreseeable future. The Pelicans are surging, but thin. This has set up a power vacuum behind the top two teams, Houston and Golden State, ripe for just about any team in the contending peloton to push into a high playoff seed and home-court advantage. Maybe even an upstart like the Portland Trail Blazers.With 19 games to play, the Blazers sit third in the West, looking as likely as anyone to hold onto home court over the final month and change. Portland is on an 8-1 run, including six straight wins. Damian Lillard has averaged 33 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds over that stretch. He has jump-started an uncharacteristically dormant offense, and the wins have followed. But it isn’t Lillard’s outbursts that have lifted Portland’s profile above where it’s been in past seasons. That would be the defense.After years of playing some of the worst team defense in the league, the Blazers are seventh in defensive rating on the season, according to NBA.com. It hasn’t been entirely smooth — after a strong start to the season, the team ranked just 22nd in January and 12th in February — but Portland seems to have righted the ship during this latest stretch. According to Basketball-Reference.com, the team had a 102.9 defensive rating during that stretch, which would put Portland at the top of the league if that were its season-long figure.The curious thing is the Blazers have done this without many of the obvious tells of a good defense. They don’t force many turnovers (third-fewest per 100 possessions); they give up free throws at an average rate; they are average to below-average defending the pick-and-roll and drives, according to data from Second Spectrum; and they don’t block an extreme number of shots or keep opponents out of the paint. In a way, it’s the opposite of the Milwaukee Bucks conundrum: The team gets results without the typical stats that go along with them.What Portland does do is stay in good position and limit high-value shots. According to Second Spectrum’s quantified shot quality stat, which takes into account shooter and defender position, as well as other variables, the Blazers give up the lowest quality shots of any defense in the league, at an implied 49.5 effective field goal percentage. This is in part because the team denies 3-point attempts, ranking fourth in opponent 3-point attempts per game, and keeps high-value corner-three attempts down.In fact, if we think about the Portland defense as a longer term proposition, there’s some reason to believe that the team’s defensive slide in January had as much to do with random chance as anything else. Over that month, the Blazers improved their defense as far as opponent shot quality goes, posting an implied 49.3 eFG% in that month, better than its current league-leading 49.5 figure. More goes into a defense than the X and Y coordinates of opposing shooters, but given Portland’s contain-first system, it’s crucial that the fundamentals held up even when the defense was struggling.The way that system works also allows for Lillard and backcourt partner CJ McCollum, not exactly lockdown defenders, to contribute to the defense without having to stick with their opponent. It involves dropping the defending big man very deep into the lane in pick-and-roll coverage and daring the ballhandler to shoot a pull-up. From there, the defense is set up to defend a drive or a pass to a roller, thanks to the deep-lying big man, and if the ballhandler pulls up or hesitates for even a half-step, Portland’s guards can fight over the screen and get back into the play to challenge.This isn’t always a sure bet — Lillard can still be bullied by bigger guards like Russell Westbrook when isolated — but overall it engages weaker defenders into the plan rather than leaving them to their fates and hoping they don’t spring a play-ending leak. In all variations on the design, the goal is to take the responsibility of containing dribble penetration away from the backcourt and to put it on center Jusuf Nurkic in the middle or more capable defenders on the wings. (Nurkic defends the most shots on a per possession basis and does so while holding opponents to an acceptable eFG and, crucially, not fouling at an astronomically high rate as he did early in his career — an important task for any defender playing the garbage-man role. This volume is a big reason the guards can play as they do. It’s also likely a big reason that Nurkic gets clocked in the face so often.) It doesn’t always work. But the team didn’t need a league-stopping defense; it needed to dredge its defense out of the depths of the league table.Ironically, it’s been the Blazer offense that has been holding the team back for much of the season, which is why Lillard’s recent dominance has translated so neatly into wins.Lillard isn’t as efficient as other star guards, such as Steph Curry or James Harden, but he’s having a career-best year running the pick-and-roll, creating 101 points per 100 chances, according to Second Spectrum, and 103 points per 100 chances on drives. These are very good numbers, particularly for a player burdened with as much defensive attention as Lillard typically gets, but not quite good enough to carry an entire team. McCollum has had a slightly down year, but he’s still hugely productive.Aside from Lillard and McCollum, no other Blazer can produce on the drive, which makes creating space difficult for this offense. Bad things happen when Shabazz Napier and Evan Turner drive. And insofar as the Blazers even have a post game, it’s not one that anyone would want to claim. They rank 27th in points per direct post-up, according to Second Spectrum, down among bottom-dwellers like Atlanta and Memphis. Nurkic takes the biggest share of blame here, registering fewer than 80 points per 100 chances created out of post-ups. There are some brights spots, such as the Lillard-to-Al-Farouq Aminu connection, but when every functional piece of the offense shares a vector through one or two players, the team will rise and fall as its stars do. Luckily, the Portland stars can thrive on their own, at least to a point. Lillard is one of the premier practitioners of the pull-up 3-pointer, a staple of the best offenses in the league — he’s shooting more than five per game and converting 38 percent of them. McCollum, meanwhile, takes his pull-up game inside the line. He shoots 40 percent on his pull-up threes but takes only three per game, compared with more than six pull-up twos. His season is a bit of a dropoff from his last, but an enviable one for nearly anyone else’s standards.The Blazers have one of the harder schedules remaining in the Western Conference playoff race and will have to rely not only on Lillard and McCollum to continue to lift an otherwise leaden offense, but also young players like rookie Zach Collins and Pat Connaughton to continue contributing through a playoff push. It’s a lot to ask. But Portland’s last several playoff runs have involved juggling a similar number of balls in the air. And with what appears to be a firm foundation on defense for the first time in years, the backcourt only has to make up for the deficiencies of one side of the ball, not two. That may not be enough to give the Blazers much of a shot of getting past Houston or Golden State, but it’s progress just the same.Check out our latest NBA predictions.
Short URL A request has been made for Theresa May to speak in the Dáil The Irish government is making Downing Street aware of the request. Tuesday 17 Jan 2017, 6:34 PM UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. THE GOVERNMENT IS making Downing Street aware of a request for the UK Prime Minister Theresa May to address the Dáil during her visit to Dublin this month.Today, the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Taoiseach if he could invite May to the Dáil. The initiative has been supported by the Green Party.Earlier today, May delivered her much anticipated speech where she acknowledged that the UK cannot remain in the single market, but still wants access to it.The Green Party’s Eamon Ryan asked the Taoiseach if it would be possible to invite May to speak, stating that there has been a long tradition of various Prime Ministers addressing the House. When the Prime Minister agreed to come here, a time schedule was set in place and I do not have the details of her day other than the indication of [her] coming to discuss these matters but I will follow through on the Ceann Comhairle’s letter.While London is being made aware of the request, it is understood that an address is unlikely due to her tight schedule. No date has been announced for the visit, but it will take place before the end of the month. Former UK Prime Minister receiving a standing ovation in the Dáil in November 1998. Source: Rollingnews.ieThe last UK Prime Minister to address the Houses of the Oireachtas was Tony Blair in November 1998.Read: 8 things we learned from Theresa May’s Brexit speech>As it happened: Talk of ‘hard Brexit’ dominates Leaders’ Questions> By Christina Finn It would be important that she sets out to this House, in a similar way as she did today, what her views on Brexit are. How would the government or this House for that matter send an invitation for her to speak here on that critical issue and not just go into Government Buildings and have no engagement with the rest of the political system?The Taoiseach said he had already received a letter from the Ceann Comhairle today with regard to the matter.I cannot give Deputy Eamon Ryan a definitive answer but I will act on the letter received from the Ceann Comhairle to see whether that might be possible,” he said. http://jrnl.ie/3191514 11,457 Views Share48 Tweet Email Jan 17th 2017, 6:34 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 45 Comments
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 10th 2017, 4:55 PM EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #DESTROYED: A TD has told the Dáil that a report into the actions of management at the National Museum of Ireland was destroyed in a government department.2. #BLOGGING: A food blogger has won a libel case against Katie Hopkins, and has been awarded £24,000 in damages by the high court in London.3. #HIT AND RUN: Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the killing of a jogger in a hit-and-run in Dublin earlier this week.4. #TRAVEL BAN: Donald Trump’s travel ban is facing mounting legal challenges.5. #CLOSING TIME: Dublin landmark pub Jack Nealon’s is closing after over 100 years. The 5 at 5: Friday 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock… Friday 10 Mar 2017, 4:55 PM By Paul Hosford Share Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3281249 No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Olexandr Panchenko Image: Shutterstock/Olexandr Panchenko Short URL 5,673 Views
10,925 Views https://jrnl.ie/4602850 By Cónal Thomas Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 12:05 AM Apr 24th 2019, 12:06 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Following her funeral service today, Lyra McKee will be laid to rest at Carnmoney Cemetery in Newtownabbey.With reporting from Cormac Fitzgerald We were the Good Friday Agreement generation, spared from the horrors of war. But still, the aftereffects of those horrors seemed to follow us. Share Tweet Email Short URL THE FUNERAL OF 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead in Derry last Thursday, will take place at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast this afternoon. Led jointly by Dean of St Anne’s Stephen Forde and Catholic priest Fr Martin Magill, her funeral service begins at 1pm and will be attended by President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Today, Lyra’s friends and loved ones have suggested that those attending wear Harry Potter, Hufflepuff or Marvel-related t-shirts to the funeral in honour of McKee. “It’s going to be a celebration of her life,” her partner Sara Canning has said. “If people would like to wear Hufflepuff, Harry Potter, or Marvel related t-shirts… I know she would love it.”A photo posted online yesterday by one of Lyra’s friends showed a t-shirt with the word ”#teamlyra” printed above the Hufflepuff house crest from the Harry Potter novels. One of four Hogwarts school houses in JK Rowling’s fictional universe, Hufflepuff is the most inclusive of the houses, its members known for their dedication, hard work and loyalty.Fellow journalists unable to attend this afternoon’s service have been asked to step out of work – together or alone – to commemorate Lyra.‘The loss of Lyra’The young journalist’s murder during rioting at the Fannad Drive area in Creggan has been condemned across the political spectrum. In a statement published yesterday, the New IRA admitted responsibility for Lyra McKee’s death. A 57-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with her killing. Two men aged 18 and 19 were previously arrested in connection with the murder and were subsequently released without charge.Tributes have been paid over the past five days to the young journalist, an advocate for human and LGBTQI rights and civil liberties.Vigils were held in towns and cities across Ireland following her murder. On Good Friday afternoon, Dublin’s Unitarian Church read the names of the 3,500 people killed as a result of conflict in Northern Ireland, adding one more name to its list of victims that morning. Subsequent vigils were held in Belfast, Dublin, Derry, Newry and Omagh. On Easter Sunday, a group of McKee’s friends held a protest outside the headquarters of a dissident Republican group in Derry. Walking to Junior McDaid house in Derry, HQ of a number of dissident republican groups, McKee’s friends put red handprints on the walls of the building. Tributes left to Lyra McKee in Derry Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesYesterday in Limerick, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) held a vigil honouring Lyra while a second vigil took place at Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance. Paying tribute to her partner on Good Friday, Sara Canning said Lyra’s “senseless murder” had left “a family without a beloved daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a great-aunt, has left so many friends without their confident, victims in the LGBTQIA community are left without a tireless advocate and activist, and it has left me without the love of my life, the woman I was planning to grow old with.”“We are all poor for the loss of Lyra.”A GoFundMe page set up in honour of Lyra has since raised almost all of its £60,000 goal to cover the costs today’s funeral and to help decide on her legacy. ‘Her legacy’Having contributed to the Atlantic, the Belfast Telegraph and the Pensive Quill, Lyra McKee recently signed a two-book deal with publisher Faber.Her second book The Lost Boys, which explores the disappearances of a number of children and young men during The Troubles, was due to be published next year. Topics covered by McKee for a variety of publications include the difficulties faced by young people coming out as gay in conservative and religious households in Northern Ireland and the legacy of the Northern Ireland conflict.Lyra was just eight years old when the Good Friday Agreement was signed on 10 April 1998 and the guns finally fell silent in the North. She and her friends were part of the generation that became known as The Ceasefire Babies – the people too young to remember the worst of the conflict. In her own words: ‘The loss of Lyra’: Funeral service for murdered journalist Lyra McKee to take place in Belfast The 29-year-old journalist was killed in Derry in the early hours of Good Friday. No Comments
Déforestation : Nestlé renonce à l’huile de palme issue de la destruction des forêts d’IndonésieIndonésie – Quelques semaines après que Greenpeace l’a accusé de contribuer à la destruction des forêts indonésiennes en fabriquant certains de ses produits avec de l’huile de palme (voir article), le groupe Nestlé a annoncé son intention de cesser de se fournir en huile auprès des plantations responsables de la déforestation.Lundi 17 mai, Nestlé a en effet annoncé sa décision de ne plus utiliser dans ses produits l’huile de palme issue des forêts indonésiennes.Cette décision est bien sûr saluée par Greenpeace, l’association écologiste qui avait dénoncé la présence, dans certains produits du groupe suisse, d’huile provenant des plantations de Sinar Mas. Ce dernier, premier producteur indonésien d’huile de palme est, par extension, le principal responsable de la déforestation dans le pays. À lire aussiLes tamanoirs, des animaux plus dangereux qu’ils n’en ont l’air”La décision de Nestlé envoie un message clair à Sinar Mas et à l’ensemble des industriels de l’huile de palme et de la pâte à papier : la déforestation tropicale n’est plus acceptable pour le marché mondial”, a déclaré Jérôme Frignet, chargé de campagne Forêt pour Greenpeace.Lors du lancement de sa campagne dénonçant la contribution de Nestlé à la déforestation en Indonésie, l’ONG avait affirmé qu’au cours des trois dernières années, la consommation d’huile de palme du groupe avait presque doublé, pour s’établir à quelque 320.000 tonnes chaque année. Les plantations de palmiers à huile et d’arbres destinés à la production de pâte à papier ne cessent de se développer en Indonésie. L’équivalent d’un terrain de football de forêt y disparaît toutes les 15 secondes, et “cette expansion est le moteur de la destruction des forêts et des tourbières, et pousse les orangs-outangs au bord de l’extinction” déplore Greenpeace qui, dans sa campagne contre Nestlé, avait détourné une publicité du groupe pour KitKat, remplaçant la barre chocolatée par des doigts d’orang-outang.Le 20 mai 2010 à 17:18 • Emmanuel Perrin
The big freeze, and the icy roads that have resulted, is predicted to turn to the big thaw later today.Until then, sidewalks and roads will be treacherous. Main routes are easier to traverse than local streets. Portland streets are worse, because that area received more freezing rain and less snow than Clark County.The National Weather Service continued its winter weather advisory until 10 a.m., then extended it to 1 p.m.The high today is still forecast at 40 degrees, with possible rain this afternoon. Tonight’s low is projected to be 28 degrees but it will be dry.C-Tran said all Vine buses will be replaced by 40-foot fixed route buses till further notice. Passengers should board at the snow route signs at each station. Turtle Place is closed; passengers should board at Eighth & Washington streets. Additionally, Routes 6, 19 and 32 are on snow routes. C-VAN will suspend service in Camas and Washougal; medically necessary trips only will be taken.Some power outages were reported overnight. Clark Public Utilities said its crews had restored power to 1,706 customers overnight, with a handful still out as of 8 a.m.
Popular on Variety Hulu is now seeing Starz: The streamer reached a deal with the Lionsgate-owned premium TV network to offer Starz as an option to customers on any of Hulu’s subscription plans.Starting Tuesday, Oct. 23, Hulu subscribers can add Starz for $8.99 per month, the same price it’s available for directly and through Amazon, Sling TV and YouTube TV (while AT&T’s DirecTV Now charges $8 monthly for Starz).With the Starz add-on, Hulu customers will have access to the network’s live Starz and Starz Encore channels along with their full on-demand catalogs featuring current and past seasons of original series including “Outlander,” “Power,” “Vida,” “Counterpart” and “American Gods.” Starz also offers movies such as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” through its output deal with Sony Pictures as well as original documentaries. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Hulu now offers four premium services — HBO and Cinemax, CBS’s Showtime, and Starz — as add-ons, further rounding out its lineup in a bid to lure pay-TV customers away from traditional cable and satellite services. (Hulu does not currently offer MGM’s Epix.)The Starz premium add-on is available with all of Hulu’s subscription plans including Hulu With Live TV ($39.99 per month), which bundles live and VOD programming from more than 50 networks along with Hulu’s VOD library, as well as the $7.99 monthly SVOD plan with ads and the $11.99 monthly option with no ads.The companies touted Starz’s launch on Hulu ahead of the season four premiere of Starz original series “Outlander” (pictured above) on Sunday, Nov. 4. The new season continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie (Sam Heughan) as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial North Carolina.Under a May 2017 deal, Hulu has been the exclusive subscription VOD service for past seasons of Star’s original series “Power.” Since then, according to Hulu, subscribers have streamed nearly 50 million hours of the popular drama series. Now, Hulu subscribers can watch all episodes of “Power” including the recently aired season five with the add-on option.
Explore further Citation: Dark matter could provide heat for starless planets (2011, April 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-dark-starless-planets.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com Dark matter: Physicists may have found piece of the puzzle While no one knows exactly what dark matter is, it is believed to make up about 83 percent of the universe. The most accepted theory is this dark matter is made up of what are called WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles.These WIMPs interact with regular matter by a weak nuclear force and gravity, but they are also antiparticles. When two WIMPs come together, they work to annihilate each other and cause a burst of energy.Hooper and Steffen suggest that should this dark matter be trapped within a planet’s gravity, the bursts of energy could produce enough to warm the planet. When it comes to Earth, the energy that could be produced is low, but in areas of space where there are high densities of black matter; Hooper and Steffen believe there is the possibility of finding planets that could be warmed in this way.Within the innermost regions of the Milky Way, density of dark matter is estimated to be hundreds or thousands of times that in our solar system, and it is in these areas that Hooper and Steffen believe finding a planet heated by dark matter would be most plausible.Traditional planets, heated by stars like our sun, are dependent on the life of that star. This theory would make these dark matter planets have a large advantage over those tied to a star, as the dark matter could provide heat for trillions of years.Hooper and Steffen admit that they currently do not see a way of detecting any of these possible dark matter planets in the near future, but that in theory, it is possible. More information: Dark Matter And The Habitability of Planets, Dan Hooper, Jason H. Steffen, arXiv:1103.5086v1 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1103.5086 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. (PhysOrg.com) — In a recent paper posted at arXiv.org and submitted to Astrophysical Journal, Dan Hooper and Jason Steffen, physicists at Fermilab in Illinois, present the theory that cold and dark planets, not heated by a star, could be heated by dark matter. In theory, this dark matter could produce habitable planets outside of what is known as a habitable zone.
How well do you know about India’s Nobel Laureates? If you don’t, the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week 2014 is here, especially for you. The Embassy of Sweden commemorates the Indian Nobel Laureates at the Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, in the capital, from 26 October to 03 November.The Nobel Wall is the Embassy’s initiative to spread awareness and knowledge about all the Nobel Laureates from India whilst paying a tribute to their contribution to ‘those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While last year the Wall celebrated the 100-year anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in Literature, this year is special with the addition of India’s second Peace Prize Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi. The wall will showcase Nobel Laureates Rabindranath Tagore, CV Raman, HarGobind Khurana, Mother Teresa, Subramanyan Chandrashekhar, Amartya Sen, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and the recent laureate Kailash Satyarthi.When: 26 October – 3 November Where : Rajiv Chowk Metro Station
Mickey Rooney had one heck of a crazy life. Hot and cold affairs with numerous big name women. Yes. Problems with booze. Absolutely. Gambling debts up the wazoo. That too. Reckless, driving-your-publicist-batty behavior. Oh yeah, big time. When it comes to fast-living, hard-partying cred, today’s celebrities can’t hold a candle to the outta-control behavior of one of Old Hollywood’s all-time bad boys: Mickey Rooney. Ironic, really. For a lot of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we think of that red-headed, snaggletooth, bundle of energy is wholesome Andy Hardy — the character Rooney played in no less than sixteen films, from 1937 to 1946. But the actor was nothing like his Gee Whiz! and Aw Golly, Dad! on-screen alter ego.Studio publicity portrait of Mickey RooneyUpon Rooney’s death in 2014, Vanity Fair dubbed him “the original Hollywood train wreck”. That was not hyperbole. Rooney struggled with drug and alcohol addictions.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsHe was a compulsive gambler, who once lost over $50,000 at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas (much to the dismay of the mobsters who owned the establishment) and who had to file for bankruptcy (twice). And then there were the women. Lots…and lots…of women.Born Joe Yule Jr. in Brooklyn, New York, to a show-biz family, Rooney first appeared on stage at just 17-months-old, as part of his parents’ vaudeville act.Mickey Rooney with Judy Garland in ‘Love Finds Andy Hardy’ (1938)His talents included singing, dancing, acting, playing drums, and playing the piano. He got his big break playing the mischievous sprite Puck in 1935’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but really rose to stardom in 1937 in the Andy Hardy films, playing a small-town boy who took beauties like Lana Turner and Esther Williams for a spin in his Roadster.Mickey Rooney & Diana Lewis in the film Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)The diminutive actor (standing 5’2”) may not have been much in the looks department. In his 1991 memoir, Life Is Too Short, Rooney admitted as much, writing, “I was a gnomish prodigy — half-human, half-goblin, man-child, child-man.” But the guy had…something. Rooney, the highest-paid actor and biggest male box-office draw in the world for three consecutive years — 1939, 1940 and 1941 — was catnip for some of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. “He went through the ladies like a hot knife through fudge,” said Ava Gardner.Ava GardnerShe would know: The legendary beauty was Rooney’s first (of eight) wives. Rooney once said that he tried to make up for being short “by dating tall, beautiful women”.Short ones too: Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland were supposedly three of his many high profile affairs. Of Turner Rooney would say: “You may wonder what she saw in me. I don’t know. I do know that on the dancefloor I could make her breathless.”Lana Turner by Paul Hesse, cover image of Photoplay, October 1946Commenting on his many marriages, he once joked: “There’s a Mickey Rooney’s Former Wives Marching Band.” Leading the way was Gardner, a 19-year-old starlet, whom the actor pursued relentlessly. She would relent and regret it almost instantly.The two got hitched in 1942, and just a month after their honeymoon, Rooney hooked up with another woman — in the couple’s bed, no less. (At the time, Gardner was laid up in the hospital, recovering from an inflamed appendix.)Rooney entertains American troops in Germany, April 1945His cheating would continue, and at one point a contrite Rooney bought his wife a huge diamond to make amends. But a week later, deep in hock to some unamused bookies, Rooney asked Gardner to give the rock back to pay off his debts. Rooney’s gambling addiction and his frequent visits to Hollywood brothels — one of which Milton Berle, of all people, introduced him to — put the kibosh on their marriage.Rooney knew he was safe. Studio execs knew all about his peccadillos and worked overtime trying to keep the movie-going public from learning the truth.In 1943, when Gardner had had enough and tossed him out of their home (apparently, Rooney had been showing off his little black book of mistresses to buddies — with Gardner in the room!), she received an unwelcome visit from Eddie Mannix, employed by MGM’s top brass to keep their stars’ private lives out of the tabloids.Rooney and Red Skelton on The Red Skelton Show in 1962He explained to Gardner that if she went public with her husband’s antics, she could kiss any chance of Hollywood stardom good-bye. In exchange for her staying mum, the studio gave her career a big boost.Marriage number two, in 1944, was to Betty Jane Baker, a backing singer for Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. The couple had two sons, and were divorced in 1949.According to The Life and Times Of Mickey Rooney by Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes, who interviewed the actor shortly before his death, Baker walked into Rooney’s dressing room and found her husband in a compromising position with Elizabeth Taylor, then 14 and a fellow MGM star.Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USOActress Martha Vickers, whom Rooney married in 1949, was unlucky number three. The couple, who had one son, divorced in 1952. By the age of 35, he was on his fourth marriage: American actress Elaine Devry. They were married in 1952; six years later, Devry, citing his gambling and infidelity, filed for divorce. Carolyn Mitchell, whom he married in 1958, came next.The two had three daughters and a son. Mitchell would be murdered in 1966 by a former lover. On the rebound, a distraught Rooney married Mitchell’s close friend Marge Lane.Martha VickersThe marriage lasted exactly 100 days. A secretary, Carolyn Hockett, became wife seven in 1969. They adopted one son and had one daughter, but were divorced six years later. He married his eighth (and last) wife, singer Jan Chamberlin, in 1978.Over the years, Rooney was flip about his many marital failures. “Always get married in the morning,” he once said. “That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.”Rooney and his wife Jan at a military concert in Beverly Hills, California in 2000As for Rooney’s on-screen life, well, that was more successful. His career would last 80-plus-years, though it had its ups and downs. In 1944, after parting with Gardner, Rooney enlisted in the Army. After completing a two-year stint, he resumed his career, only to discover that the landscape had changed: Rooney was no longer in demand.There were, however, a few high points — most notably in the early 60s, with roles in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, playing Audrey Hepburn’s angry Japanese neighbor, and a year later, Requiem for A Heavyweight. His last notable performance would be in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Black Stallion 1979.Mickey Rooney in 1986, aged 66. Photo by Allan Warren CC BY-SA 3.0Around the same time, Rooney would star on Broadway opposite another former MGM great, hoofer Ann Miller, in the musical Sugar Babies. There would be appearances here and there, mostly on the small screen. Shortly before his death in 2014, at 93, Rooney would become embroiled in conflict, accusing family members of mistreating him.Read another story from us: The Centennial Couple – Kirk Douglas is 102 and his Wife Anne Just Turned 100!The millions he had earned over the years had vanished and Rooney died owing medical bills and back taxes. A sad end, to be sure, though looking back on his tumultuous life, Rooney remained unrepentant. “I don’t regret anything I’ve ever done,” he would say. “I only wish I could have done more.”
Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2018 release overview by Martin Brinkmann on July 10, 2018 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: July 13, 2018 – 67 commentsIt is July 10, 2018 today and that means it is time for our monthly Microsoft Patch Day overview. Microsoft releases security updates for company products on the second Tuesday of each month.Our coverage includes all important information about today’s releases. It begins with an executive summary that lists the most important information right away. We look at the operating system distribution of patches for all supported client and server versions of Windows, and list all released updates afterward.Links are provided to Microsoft Support pages to look up additional information and to download the updates.Our overview includes security advisories and known issues, direct downloads of security patches, and links to resources.Check out last month’s overview here.Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2018The following Excel spreadsheet contains all security updates that Microsoft released today for all of its products. Click on the following link to download it: July 2018 Windows Security UpdatesExecutive SummaryMicrosoft released security updates for all client and server versions of Windows.No critical vulnerabilities for all client and server versions of Windows.Critical vulnerabilities in Edge and Internet Explorer.Other Microsoft products with security updates are: Microsoft Office, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync, and Internet Explorer / Microsoft EdgeOperating System DistributionWindows 7: 7 vulnerabilities of which 7 are important.Windows 8.1: 9 vulnerabilities of which 9 are important.Windows 10 version 1607: 8 vulnerabilities of which 8 are important.Windows 10 version 1703: 8 vulnerabilities of which 8 are important.Windows 10 version 1709: 8 vulnerabilities of which 8 are important.Windows 10 version 1803: 7 vulnerabilities of which 7 are important.Windows Server productsWindows Server 2008 R2: 8 vulnerabilities of which 8 are important.Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2: 9 vulnerabilities of which 9 are important.Windows Server 2016: 8 vulnerabilities of which 8 are important.Other Microsoft ProductsInternet Explorer 11: 6 vulnerabilities, 4 critical, 2 importantMicrosoft Edge: 19 vulnerabilities, 12 critical, 7 importantWindows Security UpdatesKB4338823 — Windows 7 SP1 Security-only updateProtection against Lazy Floating Point (FP) State Restore (CVE-2018-3665) for 64-Bit (x64) versions of Windows.Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows Shell, Windows datacenter networking, Windows wireless networking, and Windows virtualization.KB4338818 — Windows 7 SP1 Monthly rollupSame as KB4338823.Internet Explorer update to conform to the policy that disabled the launch of Developer Tools.Fixed DNS requests disregarding proxy configurations in IE and Edge (copy and paste gone wrong, Edge not available for Windows 7).KB4338824 — Windows 8.1 Security-only updateProtection against Lazy Floating Point (FP) State Restore (CVE-2018-3665) for 64-Bit (x64) versions of Windows.Provides protections from an additional subclass of speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639). (see here (client) and here (server)Provides support to control usage of Indirect Branch Prediction Barrier (IBPB) on some AMD processors (CPUs) for mitigating CVE-2017-5715 (see here and here)Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows Shell, Windows datacenter networking, Windows virtualization, and Windows kernel.KB4338815 — Windows 8.1 Monthly RollupSame as KB4338824Internet Explorer update to conform to the policy that disabled the launch of Developer Tools.Fixed DNS requests disregarding proxy configurations in IE and Edge (copy and paste gone wrong, Edge not available for Windows 8.1).Fixed mouse stopped working after switching between local and remote sessions.KB4338814 — Windows 10 version 1607Updates support for the draft version of the Token Binding protocol v0.16.Fixed form submission issue in IE.Updates Internet Explorer’s Inspect Element feature to conform to the policy that disables the launch of Developer Tools.Fixed wrong IME mode chosen on an IME-active element.Fixed DNS requests issue where requests disregarded proxy configurations in IE and Edge.Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows (what does that mean?)Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows datacenter networking, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server.KB4338826 — Windows 10 version 1703Fixed form submission issue in IE.Updates Internet Explorer’s Inspect Element feature to conform to the policy that disables the launch of Developer Tools.Fixed wrong IME mode chosen on an IME-active element.Fixed DNS requests issue where requests disregarded proxy configurations in IE and Edge.Fixed issues with updated time zone information.Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows (what does that mean?)Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server.KB4338825 — Windows 10 version 1709Fixed wrong IME mode chosen.Fixed form submission issue in Internet Explorer.Fixed DNS requests disregarding proxy configurations in IE and Edge.Addressed updated time zone information issues.Fixed a Google Chrome not working issue on Cobalt devices.Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows (what does that mean?)Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft scripting engine, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows datacenter networking, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server.KB4338819 – Windows 10 version 1803Microsoft Edge DevTools Preview app allows debugging of WebView content in UWP apps.Improved Universal CRT Ctype family of functions by correctly handling EOF as valid input.Addresses an issue that may cause the Mitigation Options Group Policy client-side extension to fail during GPO processing. Error message is “Windows failed to apply the MitigationOptions settings. MitigationOptions settings might have its own log file” or “ProcessGPOList: Extension MitigationOptions returned 0xea”.Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows (what does that mean?)Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows datacenter networking, Windows wireless networking, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server.KB4134651 — Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009 for x86-based SystemsAn elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel fails to properly handle objects in memory.A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the VBScript engine handles objects in memory.KB4291391 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008 and Windows XP EmbeddedA denial of service vulnerability exists in the Windows Domain Name System (DNS) DNSAPI.dll when it fails to properly handle DNS responses.KB4293756 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008A denial of service vulnerability exists when Windows improperly handles File Transfer Protocol (FTP) connections.KB4295656 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel fails to properly handle objects in memory.KB4338597 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.0 on WES09 and POSReady 2009KB4338598 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 4 for WES09 and POSReady 2009KB4338615 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 2.0 on WES09 and POSReady 2009KB4338820 — Security Only Quality Update for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4338830 — Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4338832 — Adobe Flash Player updateKB4339093 — Cumulative Security Update for Internet ExplorerKB4339291 — Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009A security feature bypass vulnerability exists when Microsoft WordPad improperly handles embedded OLE objects.KB4339503 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows fails a check, allowing a sandbox escape.KB4339854 — Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Windows kernel-mode driver fails to properly handle objects in memory.KB4340004 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2KB4340005 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4340006 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4340007 — Security Only Update for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 for Windows Server 2008KB4340556 — Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2KB4340557 — Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012KB4340558 — Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2KB4340559 — Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 on Windows Server 2008KB4340583 — Security Update for Windows Server 2008A denial of service vulnerability exists when Windows improperly handles objects in memory.NotesThe release notes list CVEs with FAQs that offer additional information:CVE-2018-8260CVE-2018-8281CVE-2018-8282CVE-2018-8282CVE-2018-8299CVE-2018-8300CVE-2018-8310CVE-2018-8323CVE-2018-8327CVE-2018-8326Known IssuesWindows 7 SP1There is an issue with Windows and third-party software related to a missing file (oem