Police find $1.2M in marijuana when trying to arrest unrelated suspect

first_imgCherokee County Sheriff’s Office(CANTON, Ga.) — Police in Georgia showed up at an upscale house in Cherokee County looking for a suspected criminal on Friday only to find a completely unrelated $1.2 million marijuana grow house operation — and a very elusive homeowner.The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the home of Carlos Suarez-Diaz in Canton, Georgia, on a completely unrelated warrant just before noon on Friday when they stumbled upon the massive basement grow operation.“When deputies attempted to make contact with the wanted subject — not Suarez-Diaz — they located an unsecured door in the basement area of the home,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “When the deputy opened that door, they observed what appeared to be a large marijuana grow house.”Large may have been an understatement, as the sheriff’s office ended up seizing 287 marijuana plants and more than 100 pounds of weed, according to authorities.The Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV that the marijuana had a street value of $1,287,000.“This is not a mom-and-pop operation,” Cherokee Narcotics Squad Cmdr. Phil Price told WSB-TV. “This is a very sophisticated operation.”The sheriff’s office found Suarez-Diaz after entering the house, but he immediately ran and led police on a chase through several backyards in the upscale Canton neighborhood, filled with $500,000 homes, about 40 miles north of Atlanta.Suarez-Diaz was eventually captured, but the sheriff’s office said the suspect then slipped out of his cuffs and took off again, attempting to scale a backyard fence before being recaptured.Suarez-Diaz was charged with four felonies: trafficking marijuana, possession/manufacturing of marijuana, obstruction of an officer and escaping custody. He is being held at Cherokee County Adult Detention Center without bond.“We believe, based on what we see here, that the marijuana’s being shipped out of state,” Price told WSB-TV.The sheriff’s office also recovered multiple firearms from the home.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Reservists Swap Lives for Year Serving as Part of Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron

first_img View post tag: swap View post tag: Squadron View post tag: Royal View post tag: Navy View post tag: Gibraltar View post tag: Year Back to overview,Home naval-today Reservists Swap Lives for Year Serving as Part of Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron Reservists Swap Lives for Year Serving as Part of Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron View post tag: serving View post tag: Reservists Two Royal Navy Reservists have swapped their civilian lives for a year serving as part of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. They are manning the Royal Navy’s Fast Patrol Boats patrolling the shores of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediteranean. Able Rate Alex Harper (22) and Able Rate Matthew Amelan (40) have swapped their civilian lives to coxswain the navy’s Pacific rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIBs) where they will be working for a year. On opposite watches they are part of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron consisting of two Scimitar- class patrol boats HMS Scimitar and HMS Sabre and three Pacific Rigid Raiders.The role of the boats and people of the Gibraltar Squadron is to safeguard Gibraltar’s shores, while contributing to joint operations. In addition, the Gibraltar Squadron provides a maritime Quick Reaction Force to support ships in the local area, and keeps a watchful eye over shipping passing through the Strait of Gibraltar. The craft of the squadron are often busy supporting British and NATO exercises in the region, or indeed other nations’ maritime forces. Achieving speeds in excess of 30 knots the rigid inflatable boats are more than capable of providing maritime security and keeping the watching eye in the area.Alex said:“I am really enjoying my time at the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron. It can be a challenging maritime environment to operate and so far I’m finding it particularly rewarding”. On joining the naval reserves he added: “Joining the Reserves has been an excellent opportunity for me to learn new skills, take part in exciting activities and transform my spare time”.Mathew said:“I am enjoying my full time Reserve commitment at the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron, my duty involves routine patrols off British Gibraltar Territorial Waters as a Coxswain, on duty I’m at short notice to perform a variety of tasks”.Commanding Officer of HMS Scimitar Lt Tom Knott said: “As part of Future Reserves 2020 the Royal Naval Reserves will have an even more significant role. Using reservists for us is mutually beneficial, is gives us flexibility in the Squadron whilst providing the reservists with depth and experience patrolling in a challenging environment”The Senior Naval Officer of the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron and Commanding Officer HMS Sabre Lt Adam Stevenson said: We’re delighted to have Able Rates Alex Harper and Matthew Amelan as part of the Gibraltar Squadron, I have been particularly impressed with the dedication and commitment they have shown. The enhancement they have provided to the operational capability of the Squadron reflects highly of them and the wider contribution that the RNR are making to the Future Naval Force.”Alex has been a naval reservist at his local Reservist Unit in Plymouth HMS Vivid since 2006, in his civilian career he is a trainee chef in Plymouth. In the short time since joining, he has had an action packed career conducting anti-piracy patrols onboard RFA Wave Knight and Force Protection onboard RFA Lyme Bay. He has also been awarded an Iraq medal for his time spent on Operation Telic in 2010. Since joining he has also managed to travel to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Kenya.Matthew’s current reservist unit is HMS Eaglet, Liverpool and since joining the Reserves in 2009 has served onboard HMS Ocean on anti-drugs operations in the Caribbean and Force Protection onboard RFA Cardigan Bay.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 17, 2012; Image: royalnavy February 17, 2012 View post tag: part View post tag: Lives View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

Barcelona beat Getafe to end struggles on the road

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Barcelona ended a string of bad results away from home with a 2-0 win at Getafe on Saturday in the La Liga.Strikes by Luis Suarez and Junior Firpo either side of halftime gave the Spanish champions their first win of the season on the road, although they finished with 10 men after Clement Lenglet’s dismissal.It was Barcelona’s first win in their last nine competitive games away from Camp Nou and it eased the pressure on coach Ernesto Valverde.Barca moved provisionally into second with 13 points from seven matches, one behind leaders Real Madrid who face Atletico Madrid later Saturday.“Lately teams have made a lot of chances against us but today they didn’t make so many,” said Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, whose pass set up Suarez for the opening goal.“I think in some moments we used our experience, which is important. In the end you have to stick together and know how to defend.“I’m happy I could do something for the team (setting up Suarez) and take three points back to Barcelona.”The Catalans were without captain Lionel Messi and teenager Ansu Fati as well as winger Ousmane Dembele who suffered a thigh injury before the game.Getafe attacked boldly from the start, looking to test the nerve of the Spanish champions, while Carles Perez and Suarez came close at the other end.Ter Stegen made a fine save to keep out Angel Rodriguez as the hosts threatened at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.Barcelona’s German goalkeeper then played a crucial role in the opener, charging out of his area to regain possession before lofting a fine pass over the top of the defence for Suarez.The Uruguayan coolly lobbed Getafe goalkeeper David Soria to send Barcelona ahead in the 41st minute.Firpo doubled the lead four minutes after halftime, tucking home from close range after Perez’s effort was only parried by Soria.Lenglet was sent off in the final stages for a late challenge which earned him a second yellow card, while Angel missed a late chance, allowing Barcelona to keep their first clean sheet in La Liga this season. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Clement LengletFC BarcelonaGetafelast_img read more

Coral to become the official betting partner of Sunderland AFC

first_imgShare Sunderland AFC has welcomed Coral as the clubs official betting partner for the forthcoming season. Coral will provide the Stadium of Light with a match day betting service for every league and cup game throughout the 2017-18 season.Through its association with Sunderland, Coral aims to strengthen its position as one of the biggest sports betting brands in the UK market.The partnership will also give Coral a presence on Sunderland AFC’s website and social media channels to support betting activity prior to all games, as well as a package of match-day advertising and branding opportunities. Submit StumbleUpon SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Related Articles Workforce wellbeing leads GVC Holdings retail reopening  June 9, 2020 Sunderland’s head of communications Louise Wanless said: “We warmly welcome Coral to the club ahead of the commencement of the new season. As a leading UK name in their field they will ensure that our supporters can access a premium in-stadium service for all their match day betting needs and we look forward to working alongside them.” Share Coral PR Director, Simon Clare stated: “We are thrilled at Coral to be establishing such a strong UK partnership with Sunderland AFC and we would like to wish everyone connected to the Club, especially all its passionate and dedicated supporters, the very best of luck for the season ahead.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020last_img read more

Laying out Giants’ blueprint for rebuild after Odell Beckham Jr. trade

first_imgThe Giants have been cut down to size by just about everyone after their decision to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. two weeks after they said they would not do so. Coming off a 5-11, last-place season in the competitive NFC East, there is little faith in general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur leading a turnaround anytime soon.New York is a worse team for the short term with Beckham, defensive end Olivier Vernon and safety Landon Collins all departing. But in return, the Giants are up to 12 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, and they have have two solid new starters in right guard Kevin Zeitler and safety Jabrill Peppers. Draft planZeitler upgrades an offensive line that will also feature Nate Solder, Will Hernandez and Spencer Pulley in 2019. But right tackle is a glaring weakness. Florida’s Jawaan Taylor, Alabama’s Jonah Williams and Washington State’s Andre Dillard must be play for either of New York’s first-round picks.With both of those picks, the Giants also can’t go wrong taking the best defensive player available. Kentucky’s Josh Allen or Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat would be the edge-rushing guys to consider most.MOCK DRAFT 2019:Giants take chance on QB earlyWith No. 17, Florida State’s Brian Burns can be considered at the position. That pick also lines up with the draft’s premier inside linebackers, LSU’s Devin White or Michigan’s Devin Bush, or a top corner such as LSU’s Greedy Williams, Georgia’s Deandre Baker or Washington’s Byron Murphy.If the Giants were to go wide receiver at No. 17 — No. 6 is too early — then Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown is an option. But considering the early strength of the draft is defense, and the wideout class is deep with sleepers, they can target their Beckham replacement later. With extra picks deeper in the draft, the Giants have the ability to trade up and get who they want on Day 2.Rest of free agency planThe Giants started big on the open market, but now comes the small ball. After moving the Beckham and Vernon contracts, they have about $26 million left under the salary cap.When Gettleman was GM of the Panthers, he won Sporting News’ NFL Executive of the Year award after he built Carolina into a Super Bowl team in 2015. He made many shrewd, lower-cost moves for aging veterans who had been on multiple teams but still had something left to contribute.The Giants’ signing of receiver Golden Tate lines up with that, much like the Panthers’ 2013 signing of Ted Ginn Jr. to offset the release of Steve Smith. Compared to Vernon, Markus Golden is a cheaper fit to help rush the edge in a defense familiar to him.The big spending on Nate Solder last offseason was an anomaly out of desperation. The Giants spent a little less on guard Patrick Omameh, and after little return, they cut him in November.MORE: OBJ’s message to NY after trade To many, Gettleman’s ways are cold, calculated and, well, cheap. But in the NFL, that has proven to be a better path to winning games as opposed to splashy, expensive signings.Even in the constant win-now nature of the league, a little patience is still required. By moving a valuable commodity like Beckham, the Giants have put pressure on themselves to hit on everything just right in the fallout. It won’t be easy, but the path to get it done is being laid.Gettleman now needs the time to try to take it.center_img MORE: Grading the Beckham trade for GiantsGettleman defended the marquee house-cleaning by showing confidence the Giants will do right by the assets they have going forward.”You can win while you build a roster,” Gettleman said in team-issued statement. “We do have a plan, and this part of it.”How might the Giants go about executing the next stages? Let’s take a look:Quarterback planOddly, the only certainty for the Giants now is that Eli Manning, 38, will remain on the roster as the starting quarterback. Emotions from ownership aside, that’s not crazy. It keeps New York from forcing itself into taking a QB early in the draft.With the No. 6 and No. 17 overall picks this year, the Giants are right to do their due diligence scouting Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones and Drew Lock. But unless one of them blows New York away between now and April 27, they should pass on a QB in this year’s draft and wait for Manning’s successor in 2020, when Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert top a stronger class.MORE: Giants among losers of free agencyIf it’s a QB in 2019, Jones or Lock at No. 17 would make more sense. The Giants then could use No. 6 to land a can’t-miss edge rusher or offensive tackle, the kind of pick running back Saquon Barkley felt like at No. 2 overall last year.The third and best option, which gets the Giants someone to groom for the near future while hedging bets on Manning now, is trading their high second-round pick (No. 37) to the Cardinals for Josh Rosen. That’s reportedly around Arizona’s asking price for last year’s first-round QB so the Cardinals can clear a path to take Murray No. 1 this year.The Giants would still have 11 picks and plenty to use toward supporting their passing game.last_img read more

Warriors, Shaun Livingston push back guarantee date on contract

first_imgAfter trusting his presence with his steady play and calming locker room presence for the past fours year, the Warriors have agreed with Shaun Livingston to delay when to reach a decision on his future on July 10. By doing this, the Warriors have more flexibility with assembling their roster in free-agency, while Livingston has more time to contemplate his future. ESPN first reported the news.The Warriors originally had until Sunday to decide whether to keep Livingston, or else all of his …last_img

Which Countries Have the Strictest Internet Censorship?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#censorship#help for censorship#media censorship#Online Censorship URL filtering – Certain pages can be filtered out if they contain sensitive terms in their URLs. Removing pages from search engine results – The authorities can pressure search engines to exclude specific websites from their results. This makes them essentially impossible to find unless a user already knows the URL. Resetting the network connection – When a connection is blocked by a filter, it can be cut off on both the client and server sides for a set amount of time. This can prevent other visitors from reaching the site, as well as stop the offending individual from accessing other websites. How Data Analytics Can Save Lives AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage The internet’s instant access to information is crucial for education, spreading ideas and activism. This makes it a significant threat to authoritarian governments, leading many countries to strictly censor websites, content, and communication. But, which countries have the strictest internet censorship? Platforms like Twitter and Facebook were central to the uprisings of 2011’s Arab Spring, a critical part of the Venezuelan protests, and have also been key aspects of many other political actions. In response, some countries have adopted even more stringent controls to try to stem the unrest. But, which countries have the strictest internet censorship?Because internet censorship is a threat to democracy and freedom of expression, let’s take a look at which countries have the strictest controls, what measures they have in place, and how their citizens can get around these systems.How is the internet censored?The internet can be censored in several different ways. In the most extreme examples, such as North Korea, the majority of the population is cut off from the internet, and only a small portion of society can access its tightly controlled intranet. This system makes it virtually impossible for average citizens to access the free internet.If adequate internet infrastructure is in place for the majority of the population, there are still ways that governments can restrict it. The two most common techniques are site blocking and content filtering. These involve entirely blocking access to websites that regulators don’t approve of and removing any information on specific topics, respectively.These techniques can be used to suppress criticism of the regime, block resistance movements, ban ideas and content that are deemed inappropriate, stop the flow of information during political turmoil, and much more.Sites and content can be restricted either manually or automatically with algorithms that detect and stop access to controversial material. They can also be blocked and filtered on either a permanent or a dynamic basis. Some governments may choose to block certain content during elections, political scandals, or other events when they perceive that the regime could be harmed.Technical measures for blocking or filtering content.Censorship rules and regulations are generally enforced by governments, but it’s often ISPs, apps, and websites that are charged with implementing them. There are some different techniques that can be used to block and filter websites:DNS filtering – The authorities can block access through DNS hijacking, which returns the wrong IP address, or by not resolving the domain. Disconnecting the network  – Connections can be prevented in an even more comprehensive way by blocking access to routers. This can be done by turning off the hardware, or through various software-based techniques. Disconnecting the network, which completely restricts internet access in the area, and it is sometimes used by governments to shut down communication during political turmoil.Countries with strict internet censorship.Most countries have some level of internet censorship, but covering every single one in detail would get repetitive. Instead, we’ll just talk about the standouts – those who have the strictest systems that prevent their citizens from accessing the internet freely.ChinaWhile China has widespread internet access, it also has one of the world’s most advanced and extensive censorship systems. To start with, it blocks many foreign websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia.Instead, China has many of its own tightly controlled platforms such as Youku Tudou (video hosting), WeChat (social media, messaging and mobile payments), and Baidu (search engine). Each of these platforms is pressured to restrict content far more stringently than their western counterparts, which hampers the flow of information on a wide range of important topics.According to researchers from WeChatScope, some of last year’s most censored subjects included the China-US trade war, US sanctions against ZTE, and the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Canada. These are in addition to its usual taboo topics like the Tiananmen Square Massacre, pornography, the Dalai Lama, the independence of Tibet and Taiwan, freedom of speech, and much more.Not only are these and other topics tightly controlled on Chinese platforms, but site blocking and content filtering is also in place to prevent Chinese internet users from accessing the information through other avenues.Blocking access to controversial material isn’t all that the Chinese authorities do. They also extensively monitor the internet access of their citizens. These capabilities are often used to prevent protests and jail dissidents.North KoreaChina may have the most advanced censorship systems in place, but it’s North Korea that offers its citizens the most limited access. Because the country is so insular, it’s hard to find accurate numbers of internet users. It appears that access is still limited to the elite class and specific institutions.Although many North Koreans now have mobile phones, it’s thought that most of these users still aren’t connected to the internet. Of those who do have access, it is limited to a national intranet known as Kwangmyong.This intranet offers access between universities, libraries, government departments, and a few locally hosted websites. The available content seems to be severely restricted, much of it infused with North Korean propaganda.According to Business Insider, an even tinier fraction of the upper echelon have access to the open internet as we know it. It seems like its use is limited to high government officials and the military.CubaUntil recently, Cuba also had very limited internet access for the bulk of the population. One of the most significant steps forward came in 2015 when the government began its roll-out of-of public Wi-Fi hotspots.In late 2018, 3G was also introduced, allowing Cubans to access the internet through their data plans. Despite the increased availability, the internet is still costly compared to the average salary.There is also strict censorship in place, including blocks against publishers and bloggers that cover Cuban human rights abuses or criticize the political system. This mainly seems to affect local organizations, while many foreign outlets are permitted.Social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp are allowed, however, Skype is blocked for some strange reason. Even the Tor network is accessible in Cuba, so those that can afford the internet have ways of getting around the restrictions.IranThe Iranian Government tightly controls its citizens’ internet access. It blocks many western platforms, such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, with others banned on occasion as well. On top of this, pornography and gambling sites are also forbidden. Users who try to access this content over the regular internet will first receive a warning. Subsequent attempts may lead to prosecution.The authorities restrict access to many foreign media channels, as well as sites that express criticism of the government. Several sites that are considered anti-Islamic or taboo within the culture, such as those that discuss LGBT issues, are also forbidden.Citizens are heavily monitored, and the authorities also restrict access during times of unrest, such as when Instagram and Telegram were temporarily blocked in 2017. Iran also throttles its internet during times of protest to limit communication. Many privacy tools are also banned.The future of Iranian internet censorship is not looking positive, with a new government department that seems to be tasked with exerting even more control over the internet. On top of this, the Iranian government is almost ready to unveil its national intranet, which could restrict content even further and make it easier for the authorities to throttle access to international mediaSaudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia also has high levels of internet censorship. All international traffic is channeled through the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, where it passes through a content filter that removes information deemed inappropriate by the government for either moral or security reasons. Note that the regime’s definitions of immoral or dangerous content are far more extensive than how most people in the west would define them.The filter restricts sites about Shia Islam, drug use, LGBT rights, pornography, gambling, circumventing the filter, criticism of the Kingdom, and much more. More recently it has also been censoring news about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey’s Saudi Arabian embassy.Progressive activists are monitored and have even been detained for their social media posts. Wikipedia has been blocked in the past, although it’s currently available. On top of this, the government previously blocked apps like Viber, WhatsApp, and Facebook, but they are now available again.VietnamThe Vietnamese Government has incredibly tight control of the flow of information within the country. Its systems may not be as sophisticated as China’s, but its heavy-handed punishments help to stem dissent and controversial opinions.The government blocks a broad range of content under two separate wings. The Ministry of Public Security restricts access to politically controversial content such as the websites of banned political parties, human rights organization and those that are critical of the government. The Ministry of Culture and Information blocks content that features high levels of violence, pornography, and superstition.Both organizations and individuals are liable for any content they create, share or store, and could face severe repercussions if it is deemed to affect the nation’s security, social order, economy, or its DNS servers. The censor’s often target prominent websites or blogs, including both domestic and international publications.Censorship is mostly performed at the ISP level, which involves putting content deemed inappropriate on blacklists. When someone visits a blocked page, they may either see an error message or a notice that the page has been blocked.The government has also pressured companies to remove content deemed inappropriate. In 2018, it had Facebook remove 670 accounts, and Google take down 5,000 YouTube videos. Both Facebook and Instagram have also been periodically blocked during protests. However, they are generally available at other times.In 2010, the government passed a law requiring public WiFi providers – such as internet cafes, hotels, and other businesses – to track their users with monitoring software.One of the most worrying developments is a law passed in 2018 that went into action at the start of this year. The regulations further limit online expression, particularly those activities which are deemed as antithetical to the state.The law will also force social media organizations to store their Vietnamese data within the country, and it obligates them to remove offending content within one day of receiving notice. The legislation also pressures them to hand over user data.On top of these strict laws, the Vietnamese authorities have also imprisoned countless activists for such minor infractions as posting social media statuses that were critical of the regime. These strict punishments compliment the technical restrictions, helping to limit the flow of information within the country.Other countriesIf you’re not from one of the above nations, you may be misled into thinking that you have access to free and open internet. For the most part, this is not the case, because even the most progressive nations have their own restrictions.Countries such as the UK, Sweden, and others block child pornography, while both France and Germany restrict access to hate speech. While many would view these restrictions as healthy for society, it’s still important to be aware that blocks and filters are used in even the most democratic countries.How to get around internet censorship.If you are a resident or just traveling through one of these heavily censored countries, you may want to take measures so that you can reach the free internet. Be aware that doing so may be illegal, so do some research on the relevant nation’s laws and weigh up the risks beforehand.Alternate locationsIn certain situations, censorship can be circumvented by either the source of the information or the individual seeking it out. It all depends on how the content is being blocked. If a specific website URL is being filtered out by the censorship system, site administrators may be able to get around it by hosting the content at another location. This isn’t the best solution, because censor’s can just block the new URL as well.Sites can also be copied, cached or mirrored and stored elsewhere. If the original has been blocked, users can seek out these alternatives.Proxy serversIf a website is blocked, proxy servers may provide another way to access the content. When a user visits a proxy website such as Proxysite.com, they can seek out whatever content they are looking for through the proxy.Instead of directly loading the content from the server it is hosted on, they load it through the proxy server instead. This obscures the actual site from the filter, which can allow users to reach blocked content. However, most restrictive governments also block proxy sites, so it can be challenging to find one that still functions.SSH TunnelsSSH is a protocol that can be used to circumvent censorship. It encrypts data between the client and the server, so filters can’t actually see what a user is accessing. While the authorities can’t access the encrypted data, in countries such as China, SSH connections can still be disrupted.VPNsA VPN is similar to an SSH tunnel in that they both provide encrypted tunnels between the client and server. However, they rely on different protocols. VPNs are one of the most commonly used tools for getting past online censorship.Be aware that some governments use more advanced detection and blocking mechanisms, so you may find that it’s more difficult to circumvent censorship in some countries than in others.China has one of the world’s most advanced systems when it comes to blocking VPNs, so potential users in China need to be particularly careful when selecting their VPN service. Not all VPN services are created equal, and many may not work.Because China’s systems are more sophisticated than most others, it’s generally a safe bet that if it works in China, it will probably work in your country. Despite this, if possible, it’s best to test a service before you commit to a providerThis list of VPNs was working in China when the article was published, but you need to be aware of its limitations. VPNs can be finicky, and whether they work in your case can depend on your exact location, internet service, and configuration.It’s also important to note that China is continuously adapting and improving their systems, so a VPN that makes it through the Great Firewall today could hit a brick wall tomorrow. If using a VPN is essential for your daily life in China or any of the other countries, you may want to avoid a long-term subscription – changes in a country’s blocking systems could lead to you paying a monthly fee for a VPN that you can’t even use.TorTor is another system that enables users to get around censorship. It encrypts data in layers and sends it through a series of random nodes, each one stripping off a layer of encryption. This process prevents the censor’s from being able to see what content a user is accessing, which allows them to visit restricted sites freely.Many countries block standard configurations of Tor, so accessing the network may not be so straightforward. In a country with advanced censorship systems such as China, users may be able to access the Tor network through a meek bridge, although many people report difficulties in getting it to work.Should you circumvent censorship?In most countries, internet censorship can be avoided relatively easily. All it takes is a little bit of technical know-how and maybe a subscription service. Since the systems in place generally aren’t too difficult to get around, the biggest question isn’t whether you can slip past the filters, but whether you should.Censorship is undoubtedly harmful to democracy and limits freedom of expression, however, it’s crucial to consider whether circumventing it is genuinely worthwhile. In some cases, slipping past filters is illegal. While most governments don’t seem to punish minor infractions, there can be severe repercussions if these tools are used to criticize the government or spread controversial content.In some cases, avoiding censorship can do tremendous amounts of public good. Despite this, people need to be aware of the risks involved and make their decisions accordingly. Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Packet filtering – Another technique involves monitoring keywords and ending TCP packet transfers if certain words are detected.IP address blocking – This involves blocking the connection to individual blacklisted IP addresses. It can also affect other websites hosted on the same server, even if they don’t include any inappropriate content. Paul Bischoff Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

No Garden upset: Golovkin knocks out Rolls in 4th round

first_imgKazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, left, knocks down Canada’s Steve Rolls during the fourth round of a super middleweight boxing match Saturday, June 8, 2019, in New York. Golovkin stopped Rolls in the fourth round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — No Garden shocker: Triple G’s left hand ensured that.Gennady Golovkin’s return to the ring was short and sweet as he knocked out Steve Rolls with 51 seconds remaining in the fourth round of their super middleweight fight Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport So no historic upset in a building that has seen so many of them. Unlike Joshua, who appeared to be looking ahead in the buildup to Ruiz and then took his first loss last week, Golovkin was focused only on Rolls, who at 35 is only two years younger than Golovkin and was stepping way up in class.Now, perhaps, he can look to Alvarez-Golovkin III, probably the biggest money fight out there in a sport that could be filled with them over the next year.Golovkin weighed 163 pounds in his first fight with trainer Johnathan Banks, who liked what he saw — particularly in the lopsided fourth round.“It’s always good to get a knockout,” Banks said. “We’re going in the right direction.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too With cracks in a dynasty showing, Warriors are on the brink MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES There were no titles on the line, and Triple G made sure there was no stunner like Andy Ruiz Jr.’s upset of Anthony Joshua for four heavyweight belts last weekend in the same Madison Square Garden ring. Golovkin looked slow and tentative, perhaps rusty from a layoff since September, until he began landing regularly in the fourth round.That massive left decked Rolls, who struggled to get up and clearly was in no condition to continue. Golovkin (39-1-1, 37 knockouts) previously had Rolls in trouble in the round thanks to a series of strong and quick combinations that looked like vintage Triple G.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I love knockouts,” Golovkin said. “I love New York.“It was a great night all around. I’m ready to come back in September and bring back the big drama show.” That, of course, could be a third go-round with Canelo Alvarez, who owns the victory and the draw on Golovkin’s record. Both are under contract to DAZN, which streamed Saturday night’s bout, Golovkin’s first without a championship involved since 2009, a span of 22 fights.Asked in the ring who he wanted to fight next, the Kazakh star smiled widely as the crowd of 12,357 cheered.“We know who the fans want me to fight next,” he said.Rolls, a Canadian in his first bout at the Garden — Golovkin is 6-0 here — sustained his first defeat after 19 wins. He looked particularly adept in Round 2, when he was by far the busier and more accurate fighter. Still, two judges gave that round to Triple G.No matter. Golovkin found the range with both hands in the third round, and it looked like vintage Triple G in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFPlast_img read more

10 months agoTottenham fullback Walker-Peters: I’ll be stronger for Barcelona performance

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham fullback Walker-Peters: I’ll be stronger for Barcelona performanceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham fullback Kyle Walker-Peters says he’ll be stronger for a tough Champions League draw at Barcelona.He was robbed of possession inside the opening 10 minutes by Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, who raced clear and scored.He later picked up a booking and then was sacrificed in the second half as Spurs chased an equaliser that ultimately secured a last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.”I learnt a lot about myself,” Walker-Peters said. “Two seconds after making the mistake, I was thinking, ‘You know, make sure you don’t die on the pitch!'”But I think I went on to actually play quite well. I think I’ve got a good amount of mental toughness, to be able to do that. But again, it’s all a learning curve for me.”Especially coming in the Champions League, in a stadium like that against such a good team. To be able to look past that… also with the help of my team-mates straight away.”Danny Rose came straight over to me and said, “Keep going”. Harry Kane as well, he said a few things to me. As we went to take the kick-off he just said, ‘Keep going. There’s plenty of time’.”That gave me confidence and that’s why I went on to play quite well.”It’s always going to happen once in your career. Now it’s happened I feel like I know how to deal with it. If it ever happens again – touch wood it doesn’t – I’ll know how to respond.” last_img read more

More staff artificial flooding among plans to save Wood Buffalo National Park

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government intends to save the international heritage status of Canada’s largest national park by increasing staffing, better monitoring the tailings from the oil sands, and artificially recreating spring flooding to rejuvenate the park’s waterways.Today’s plan comes nearly two years after the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization warned Wood Buffalo National Park was at risk of being declared in danger as a world-heritage site because it wasn’t being properly managed.That warning was the result of complaints made to the United Nations by the Mikisew Cree First Nation, which believes climate change, hydro dams and the oil sands are having catastrophic effects on the park’s ecosystem.Mikisew spokeswoman Melody Lepine says the biggest question mark over the park’s future is whether the government will put the resources in to save it.Last year’s federal budget included a $1.3-billion, five-year investment in national parks, and in July, $27.5 million of that was earmarked for Wood Buffalo.Wood Buffalo National Park covers 45,000 square kilometres of forests, wetlands and grasslands that straddles the border of Alberta and the Northwest Territories and is home to the largest free roaming wood-bison herd, the last breeding ground for whooping cranes and one of the largest inland river deltas in the world.The Canadian Presslast_img read more