APTN National NewsThis year has been designated the year of the Metis.It also marks that 125th anniversary of the death of Louis Riel.In Winnipeg, Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan was on hand to unveil a special medallion for the celebration.It commemorates the contributions Metis people have made to the creation of Manitoba and the development of Western Canada.The first to receive the medallion were Metis dignitaries and veterans.
Kolkata: Don’t buy Hilsa fingerlings to save the species, a call made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be the theme of the Hilsa festival organised by Baro Pally Jadavpur.It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister had said over and again not to buy Hilsa fingerlings and directed the state Fisheries department to conduct raids in markets to ensure that they are not sold.Baro Pally Jadavpur is using the festival as a platform to create awareness among the locals. The club looks after 1,200 fishermen of the Sunderbans who go to the deep sea to catch Hilsa. The club has given them medical insurance and also looks after their children. The honey collectors of the Sunderbans who are often attacked by tigers are given assistance by this club. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We organise the festival to create social awareness about the fishermen who take life risks to catch Hilsa. Also, selling and buying of Hilsa fingerlings are banned and we have launched an intense campaign on the issue,” said Rahul Ghosh, secretary of Ilish Utsav Committee.The committee will felicitate Utpal Ghosh, secretary of Binaynagar Bengali Senior Secondary School, New Delhi, where the medium of instruction is Bengali. The higher secondary school starts from nursery level.Sudip Roy, a sergeant of the Kolkata Police, whose left leg had to be amputated after being hit by a lorry while on duty had lost all hope. Artificial limbs were installed and he recently joined his duties. He will be felicitated by the committee, said Pradip Chowdhury, chairman of the committee.
Test Pilot is an important part of Mozilla Firefox, and allows Mozilla to test out new features and tools that aim to improve the experience of Firefox users. Yesterday, the organization launched two new Test Pilot projects: Price Wise and Email Tabs. Price Wise allows users to track the price of items online, while Email Tabs makes it easier for people to share links via email. How Price Wise worksEssentially, Price Wise is a price-tracking tool. It allows users to add certain products to a watch list; Price Wise will send notifications when there are changes in price. The extension only works for eBay, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and Home Depot, but there are apparently plans to extend its usage to other retailers and eCommerce sites. As holiday season is approaching, it makes sense for Mozilla to push it out to users. You can try it out here. How Email Tabs works Email Tabs is a tool which helps users to send links via email. Typically, you’d need to copy and paste links into your email, but with Email Tabs, you can share from a whole list of tabs. But that’s not all. Users can also choose how the content should be presented in the email. So, it could be a simple link, a screenshot, or even the full text. At the moment this only works with Gmail, but like Price Wise, Mozilla is looking to extend the roll out. You can try Email Tabs here. Both experiments are available for anybody who is signed up to the Test Pilot program. Mozilla previews Send, Color and Side View Mozilla also previewed other experiments that are due for release this year. Send allows you to encrypt and share large files up to 1GB, Color, allows users to customize the look of Firefox, while Side View makes comparison shopping easier, as one can look at two products without having to switch back and forth between two separate web pages. To learn more, visit the Firefox website of Firefox. Read Next Mozilla shares how AV1, the new the open source royalty-free video codec, works Mozilla announces WebRender, the experimental renderer for Servo, is now in beta Mozilla funds winners of the 2018 Creative Media Awards for highlighting unintended consequences of AI in society
The National Security Agency (NSA) will be publicly releasing their reverse engineering framework called GHIDRA, for the first time at the RSA Conference (Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman security conference) to be held in March 2019. According to the official announcement on the RSA blog, the framework will be introduced by NSA’s Senior Advisor Robert Joyce. According to NSA, GHIDRA has ‘an interactive GUI capability that enables reverse engineers to leverage an integrated set of features that run on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac O, and LINUX and supports a variety of processor instruction sets’. This is what we know about GHIDRA so far: In March 2017, WikiLeaks leaked CIA Vault 7 documents which highlighted the various tools utilized by the CIA. The leaked documents included numerous references to a reverse engineering tool called ‘GHIDRA’ that was developed by the NSA at the start of the 2000s. For the past few years GHIDRA has been shared with other US government agencies with cyber teams that look at the inner workings of malware strains or suspicious software. GHIDRA is a ‘disassembler’ that breaks down software into its assembly code so that humans can analyze malware and other suspected malicious software. GHIDRA is built in Java, that runs on Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems and has a graphical user interface. With GHIDRA, developers can analyze the binaries of all major operating systems, including mobile platforms like Android and iOS. NSA is expected to add GHIDRA on NSA’s code repository hosted by Github where the spy agency has released several other open source programs. Some people who are familiar with this tool and have shared opinions on HackerNews, Reddit, and Twitter. They have compared GHIDRA with IDA, another well-known reverse engineering tool. Source: HackerNews Head over to RSA’s official blog to check out the announcement. Alternatively, check out Siliconangle for more insights on this news. Read Next NSA’s EternalBlue leak leads to 459% rise in illicit crypto mining, Cyber Threat Alliance report NSA researchers present security improvements for Zephyr and Fucshia at Linux Security Summit 2018
16Jan Local officials attend SOS with Rep. Johnson State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed Craig Pollington of Osceola County, Carolyn Curtin of Osceola County, Adam Kroczaleski of Arenac County, and Rev. Kathy and Joe Groff of Clare County to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber on Wednesday evening. Johnson said the priorities the governor laid out in his third speech are important for making Michigan better and the one the 97th District lawmaker was putting at the top of his list was career development for the next generation.“I think we’ve missed the boat somewhat with our high school students in particular, where we’ve said each student has to be prepared for a university education,” Johnson said. “I really feel that we need to make sure those who have an interest in a vocational skill have an opportunity to learn those skills without being penalized and then are able to join the workforce with a good-paying job.” Categories: Johnson News,Johnson Photos,News