Twitter confirms account of India PM Modi’s personal website hacked

first_imgModi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the tweets posted on the account narendramodi_in.The tweets, which have since been taken down, asked the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.The latest incident comes after several accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July.Hackers then had accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk, and used them to solicit digital currency. Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.Twitter said it was aware of the activity and has taken steps to secure the compromised account.”We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. Topics :last_img read more

‘Cupcake queen’ cooks up her next big move

first_img28 Dungogie Drive, Tallebudgera is on the market for offers over $1.95 milllion. There’s a media room. The resort-style pool overlooked by the house.“There are three kitchens in this home which you would expect from someone who cooks for a living,” said Mrs Strachan. “There’s the butler’s kitchen which is great for those messy jobs behind closed doors, the main kitchen with chef’s appliances, a teppanyaki grill and induction oven, and then the one I use for filming.” “My favourite is the main kitchen, it’s the heart of the home.”The rest of the house is just as charismatic from the $10,000 feature mirror at the entrance to the living area, to the converted second garage set up for a home studio or dual living, to the home cinema and bar. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe property flows through living spaces. Elise Strachan, creator of the MyCupcakeAddiction has cooked up a few new ideas for 2018 including the listing of her Tallebudgera home for a tree change.LIFE is about to get even sweeter for Gold Coast “cupcake queen’’ Elise Strachan, who is mixing up the ingredients to her success with a number of projects on the boil. The global success story, along with husband Alec, runs online product My Cupcake Addiction that boasts more than 10 million followers across various platforms. “My book (Sweet! Celebrations) came out last year. I might die under the pressure from doing another one this year, but I am working on a TV show,” said Mrs Strachan. center_img Elise Strachan at her home studio with her book and husband Alec. Photo: Steve Holland“It’s with Food Network and we’re shooting here in June, and people should see that come out in November here in Australia.”The busy mother-of-two, who splits her time between the Coast, Los Angeles and New York, is also launching a video creation app. “I want to help other people in the technology space do what I do,” she said.And that is achieve millions of avid followers, rivalling the consumer base of Jamie Oliver’s and Gordon Ramsay’s food channels – but it is another culinary identity Mrs Strachan has in her sights, with her next move. A modern cabana has been added.“I’m excited to rediscover some of the things that are important to me, get off the phones and tablets and buy some land with a view to turn it into a hobby farm,” she said. “I’m going to go from high-flying businesswoman and chef extraordinaire to an at-home Martha Stewart, raising alpacas.”Mrs Strachan has listed the palatial Tallebudgera home she shares with her husband and their two young sons.The self-confessed “city girl” said the property gave the family a taste of life on the land.“We have tons of edibles on the property,” she said. “There are 27 types of fruit and vegetables, like plums and pears and nectarines.” My Cupcake Addiction followers would also recognise the kitchen – one of three at the property – that is used as the studio for the show and where the couple spend hours each week cooking, baking and styling. And a home office.There’s also a modern, open-plan cabana that was installed just before Mrs Strachan and her husband and sons moved in two years ago and a resort-style pool. “There’s a private meditation garden for your morning zen, and a steam room and spa,” Mrs Strachan said. There’s also a herb garden and chicken coop set on the 0.49 ha property.“I’ve been a city girl and my husband has been a country boy so this was a fun way for us to look at urban land,” Mrs Strachan said. And no doubt the move will accommodate Mrs Strachan’s work. “Out of all the amazing creations I make, my husband’s favourite is my banana bread,” she said.last_img read more

Salvors to Remove Fuel from Lomar’s Grounded Newbuild

first_imgKea Trader, which struck a reef off New Caledonia last week, remains aground five days after the grounding incident, however, the ship is stable on the Durand Reef, New Caledonia’s government said in an update.The crew is said to be working on board with eleven experts from the salvage company Ardent to prepare for pumping of 700 tons of fuel and lubricating oil from the ship, before the ship is refloated in order to prevent it from being spilled into the sea.As informed, there has been no external pollution detected thus far.The government added that it has mobilized available resources so as to facilitate the work of the salvage company.“A specialist salvage team from Ardent has been steadily assembling an increasing number of personnel and support vessels on site, with further resources planned in the coming days. This includes around 25 tons of equipment that arrived by cargo aircraft in New Caledonia from Sydney and the Netherlands, and is being transported to site by helicopter and barge,” Lomar Shipping told World Maritime News in an update.According to Lomar, this will be a lengthy process but forms part of the initial phase of the full salvage operation.“Ardent’s work is also being supported by naval architects, marine environment, and other salvage expertise, with a final plan for re-floating Kea Trader due to be put forward to the authorities in the coming days,” the company added.The newly-built Maltese-flagged Subpanamax ship, owned by Lomar Shipping, ran aground some 100 kilometres southeast of the island of Mare, on July 12.The vessel had been sailing from Papeete, in French Polynesia, to Nourmea, the capital of New Caledonia, loaded with 750 container units when it grounded with 18 crew members on board, who remained unharmed.The cause of the grounding is yet to be disclosed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Paul Johnson

first_imgPaul Johnson, 74 of Moores Hill passed away Saturday April 7 at his residence.  Paul was born Saturday December 18, 1943 in Knott County, Kentucky the son of Milford and Irene (Childers) Johnson.  He married Cheryl “Gail” (Plain) Johnson September 11, 1967 and she survives.Paul served his country as a Green Beret in the US Army.  He was a member of the Milan American Legion.  He was in management with Rumpke, where he had worked and retired from.   Paul was a member of the Buena Vista Southern Baptist Church and attended Hope Baptist Church.  He loved bluegrass music, liked stillboard shooting, and spending time with his family.Paul is survived by wife of 50+ years Gail, daughter Joyce (Larry) Schornick of Sunman, sons Lee Johnson of Milan and Jamie (Suzanne) Johnson of Nashville, Tennessee; Grandchildren Danielle, Nicci, Kyle, Keith, Brad, Alyssa, and Cole; Great grandchildren Landon, Ava, Jocelyn, Rylee, and Weston; brothers Graden and Rex Johnson and sisters Geraldine Eldridge and Sandra Johnson; host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Bradford Paul Johnson, brother Dick Johnson and sister Brenda Thomas.Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday April 10, at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US 50, Dillsboro, 47018 with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in Little Memory Cemetery near Sunman, with full military rites by the Milan American Legion Post #235. Visitation will be 5-8PM Monday, April 9 also at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan handling arrangements.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

​UK Government won’t block Newcastle takeover

first_img Loading… When asked about the issue he had with the characterisation of Crown Prince , he responded: “First of all it is not him personally buying it. We have good foreign relations with Saudi Arabia and have never been shy of raising all these human rights abuses and we will continue to do so. “This is a matter for the football league and I don’t intend to vary the approach that it is for the football league to carry out that assessment. read also:Amnesty warns Premier League over Newcastle takeover “I am content that they should carry out that test.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThe Best Cars Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them United Kingdom government will not block Newcastle United’s takeover from a Saudi Arabia-backed consortium. The government was encouraged by some organisations, including Amnesty International, to block the takeover as it is considered “whitewashing” of the Saudi regime. But Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says there is no plan to block the buy-out, despite allegations against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman regarding the death of journalist Jamal Kashoggi in 2018. Culture Secretary Dowden said: “The fit and proper person test is undertaken by the Premier League. I don’t want to prejudge the process. I would also take slight issue with the characterisation of him personally.Advertisementlast_img read more

UWF to Induct 2007 Hall of Fame Class on Saturday

first_imgUWF to Induct 2007 Hall of Fame Class on Saturday Share Sept. 28, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The recent Hall of Fame inductions for the University of West Florida Athletics include the 1997 Men’s Tennis Team, Jerry Fogle of Men’s Basketball, Frank Leo of Men’s Golf, Men’s Tennis Doubles Partner’s David Brandt and Nick Lioce, and Cross Country Coach Stuart Towns. The induction will take place at the UWF Fieldhouse, Saturday, September 29th at 11:30 AM.The 1997 Men’s Tennis team coached by Ralph “Skeeter” Carson had an outstanding year in their first year of eligibility in the NCAA, by finishing its season in the NCAA Championship match. The second seeded Argonauts would fall in the finals to top-ranked Landers; however, playing in the finals and earning a #2 final ranking was an outstanding achievement for a team moving from the NAIA to the NCAA Division II. The 1997 team had three All-Gulf South Conference players, including the GSC East Player of the Year, Patric Stabark , and the doubles team of Holger Rebholz and Jens Gerlach, who earned ITA/NCAA Division II All-American Doubles honors.Frank Leo was a Division II PING All-American in both 1998 and 1999. Leo finished tied for 15th at the 1999 NCAA Division II National Championships. Over a four year career from 1995-99, he finished in the top 10 in nearly every regular season tournament, and twice qualified for the Division II National Championships, and placed 10th in the NAIA National Championships in 1996.Jerry Fogle played Men’s Basketball for Coach Don Hogan from 1996-1998 as a guard, and was named to the 1997 All-GSC First Team, and the 1998 All-GSC Second Team. Currently, Jerry has 28 records that still rank in the UWF top 10 All-time.In 1997, Jerry led the GSC in scoring at 19.2 points per game and was in the top ten in the conference for three point shooting. During that season he also set the single game scoring record with 39 points against William Carey, a record which stills stands today.During his career, Fogle scored in double figures in 48 of the 54 games he played in, and led the team in scoring 27 times. He finished his career with 958 points, sixth in school history, and a 17.7 scoring average, second in UWF history.Dr. Stuart Towns founded the West Florida Men’s Cross Country Program in 1986, and while Coaching the Argos from 1986 to 1999, he took nine teams to the NAIA National Championship Meet. The best team in his tenure may have been the 1993 team that finished 19-1 and finished in the top 20 at the National Meet.During his reign as head coach, Towns was named NAIA District 27 Coach of the Year twice, in then in 1996 and 1998, he received GSC Coach of the Year honors. Coach Towns also had 17 harriers reach All-GSC status, six NAIA All-Americans, and six GSC scholar-athletes, all while accumulating a 384-154 record. His teams won two Gulf South Conference Championships, and twice finished second in the conference.Men’s Tennis Doubles partners David Brandt and Nick Lioce were the Argos #1 Doubles team for much of 1986, 1987, and 1988. In 1987, they reached the NAIA National Doubles Semi-finals.During a fabulous 1987 season, the two were named NAIA All-Americans in doubles, while Lioce was also an NAIA Academic All-American, and Brandt was also a NAIA All-American in Singles.Lioce was also named the UWF Athlete of the year for 1988, while Brandt was the ITA/NAIA Senior Player of the year for 1989. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Tardelli confident over Dunne

first_imgMarco Tardelli is confident Richard Dunne could play against both Sweden and Austria if required as he prepares to return to competitive international football. “Focus on the match, focus on Ibrahimovic, it’s okay. But when he decides to do something, it’s impossible to control him.” Trapattoni will finalise his blueprint on Thursday, and several questions remain unanswered. Left-back Marc Wilson trained for the first time with his team-mates on Wednesday morning after shaking off an ankle problem, although it remains to be seen whether he is fit enough to start against the Swedes with Ciaran Clark having been mentioned in dispatches as a possible replacement. Perhaps even more uncertain is who will line up on the left side of midfield with usual incumbent Aiden McGeady ruled out by injury. Striker Jon Walters is a candidate for the wide right berth and in the circumstances, it seems unlikely that fellow frontman Simon Cox would get the nod on the left. Wigan winger James McClean is a natural replacement for McGeady, but Anthony Pilkington’s versatility means he too could come into consideration. The Norwich midfielder trained in the gym on Wednesday as he continued to manage a long-standing knee problem, but asked if it was beyond the realms of possibility that he could be handed a debut on Friday night, Tardelli did not rule it out. He said: “No, many players have played for the first time in an important match. He’s a professional player and he could play for the first time.” The 33-year-old central defender managed 25 minutes for his country in the 4-0 friendly defeat of Georgia in June, his only football at the end of a season which was decimated by injury. He has not played a competitive game for Ireland since the 2-0 defeat by Italy at the Euro 2012 finals, but having demonstrated his return to fitness at new club QPR, he is ready to return to pull on the green jersey once again. Press Association Manager Giovanni Trapattoni has already indicated Dunne could start Friday night’s World Cup qualifier against the Swedes at the Aviva Stadium, and now his assistant Tardelli has revealed he believes the former Manchester City powerhouse could repeat the feat in Vienna four days later if he was needed. Tardelli said: “I think so, but we have many options in this squad. If Richard is fit, I think he can play two matches. “Richard is very important for us because he’s a good player. He is very strong physically and against [Sweden striker Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, you need physically strong players.” Much of the talk around the Ireland camp this week has been of Paris St-Germain striker Ibrahimovic and his potential to wreck Ireland’s hopes. Indeed, Tardelli admitted he was “scared” of a player who has proved capable in the past of effectively winning matches on his own. However, Trapattoni’s number two insists there will be no special strategy to deal with Ibrahimovic, simply because it is impossible to predict the unpredictable. Asked if there was a plan, Tardelli said with a smile: “Yes – the back four must control him always because he is their best player. “There isn’t a special plan because he is a very strong player. It’s like trying to prepare something for [Cristiano] Ronaldo – Ronaldo decides what he wants to do. last_img read more

Indian Premier League We have to treat every game like final: Ben Stokes

first_imgRajasthan, champions in the inaugural edition, are currently placed seventh in the eight-team standings with four points.”If you look at most of the games we lost, we have lost at the crucial moments. In T20 games two-three or four balls can dictate the winner, and unfortunately, we have not been the team to win those critical moments.”But if you lose those moments consistently then you deserve to be where we are. It is unfortunate and disappointing because every player has given his absolute best. It is not lack of effort or lack of commitment.”Conceding that the death bowling of Rajasthan has been disappointing, Stokes said that this was the toughest part of the game.”It is the most difficult part of the game. You need different skills as bowler and keep on working in training. That is why bowlers like Bumrah and Malinga are best bowlers in world. Unfortunately, we have not been able to get our death bowling quite right.”Talking about Saturday’s match against Mumbai Indians, Stokes said that they know what needs to be done.”We know what we have to do. We will try and stay positive. Our performance in last game was disappointing but we are really a good team. We are living in the moment, not looking into the last games, winning or losing. We have to win every game if we want to be in the final.” Rajasthan Royals wants to treat every game as final says Ben Stokes. Ben Stokes hasn’t had the best time for Rajasthan Royals this season.Rajasthan Royals will play Mumbai Indians on Saturday.  Jaipur: England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes Friday said his struggling IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals will, from now on, have to “treat every game like a final” if they are to make the playoffs. Stokes, who himself has not been in the best of form, said that having lost six of their eight matches, Rajasthan Royals cannot afford to lose anymore.”Yes, we are in a must-win situation and we have to treat every match as final and  which, I guess, puts any sort of negative thought process above our head. We have only one way to go and that is aggressive and positive,” Stokes. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Augustine, Aiyelabegan win NTTF U-16 national league

first_imgAnother set of junior stars have been unearthed from the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) U-16 national league with Lagos’Emmanuel Augustine and Kwara’s Sukurat Aiyelabegan emerged as champions of the one-week tournament.The southpaw Augustine beat other top players to the overall title after garnering 84 points as well as the highest earning player with N25,000 as his total prize money for his efforts in the boys’ event. Like Augustine, Aiyelabegan topped the girls’ event with 66 points and a prize money of N16,000 for all her efforts in the tournament.Other players that made the top three in the boys’ event are Lagos’ duo of Jamiu Ayanwale and Qudus Surmer while in the girls’ cadre Aiyelegan was joined in the top three by Kwara’s Rofiat Jimoh and Lagos’ Zainab Surmer.According to the President of NTTF, Wahid Oshodi, the tournament has once again showed that the country is endowed with enormous talents in the sport.“I have been watching table tennis for over 30 years and even though I am not a coach I must say that what we saw over the last two weeks especially in the boys category is of the highest standard. I have not seen such a large number playing such fantastic table tennis at this age.This for me is the most exceptional group of young boys I have seen. They can match any country in this age group. The girls’ standard was also quite good but we still need to encourage more girls to start playing at an earlier age. I am really pleased and I can’t wait for the Super League final in May to see the children again. It was also brilliant to see children from all over the country playing together and enjoying themselves and it was indeed a great success,” Oshodi said.He however said that some of the players discovered would be exposed to international competitions to be able to rub shoulders with their foreign counterparts.“It is what we have always known, we have to catch them young and harness this fantastic talent that we have in this country. We will continue to look for ways to give these young boys and girls chance to expose and develop their talent. Our coaches have a lot more work now in assessing how we develop these children. We also now know that we must work closely with the state coaches who are doing such fantastic work with the little equipment they have. I thank them for the commitment they show towards finding and developing these youngsters at the grassroots level,” the NTTF boss opined.The grand finale known as Super League holds on May 14 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium while the names of the finalists will also be unveiled by the federationShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse women’s ice hockey team may play in Frozen Dome Classic

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon said the team remains in discussions about having the SU women’s ice hockey team participate in the Frozen Dome Classic on Nov. 22. “We talked about it on Wednesday. We’d love to be able to have the women play,“ Dolgon said. “… that’s something we wanted for sure.”The American Hockey League Crunch announced on Wednesday that they will play the Utica Comets in the Carrier Dome’s first-ever hockey game. The event will be preceded by a law-enforcement charity game and followed by a Division-III game featuring Oswego State and Utica College. Having the SU women’s team play in the event was brought up in the beginning of the discussions, Dolgon said. Scheduling is the main reason it hasn’t come to fruition yet, he added.If SU was to have a game at the Dome, Dolgon said it might be played on the night of Friday Nov. 21, which would make it officially the first-ever hockey game at the Dome. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaid Dolgon: “It’s a matter of them being able to accommodate their schedule with the open dates of the Carrier Dome.”   Comments Published on June 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more