That knack, combined with the number of people in the United States who haven’t been vaccinated against the disease, has given measles an opening that it hasn’t had in the country for decades.
U.S. measles cases have surged to a 25-year high of 704, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported April 29.
The record-breaking number of cases largely stems from an outbreak in Washington, which officials now say is over, and ongoing outbreaks in New York City and New York state.
But once introduced into a community with low vaccine coverage, “it is difficult to control the spread of disease,” she said.
The six infected people in that county included students who potentially exposed the campuses of UCLA and California State University, Los Angeles to measles.
For the 2017–2018 school year, state-by-state coverage for the two recommended shots of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine among kindergartners ranged from a high of 99 percent in Mississippi to a low of 81 percent in Washington, D.C., according to the CDC.
Using data from 2008 to 2013 from the CDC’s national survey of teen vaccination history, Omer and his colleagues have tallied how many measles-susceptible children there are in the United States.
Fourteen states, including Washington, Michigan, Texas, California, Arizona and New York, had 20,000 or more children ages 13 to 17 unvaccinated for measles as of 2013.
“That’s a real fear for [these] families.” Herd immunity provides the only protection for these children.
“Most people really do want to protect their kids against these diseases.”
Over half of the respondents from the U.S — approximately 55% — have reported feelings of high stress the day before the Gallup’s annual survey was conducted.
According to Gallup’s press release, 45 percent of the respondents worry much of the day, while 22 percent get angry multiple times a day.
Americans’ stress levels were significantly higher than the global average of 35 percent, leaving the U.S. tied for fourth (alongside Albania, Iran and Sri Lanka) in Gallup’s ranking of the world’s most stressed populations.
Greece topped the list at 59 percent, while the Philippines and Tanzania finished in second and third with 58 and 57 percent, respectively.
In terms of worry, the U.S.’ 45 percent was ahead of the global average of 39 percent.
Comparatively, 63 percent of the world’s most worried population, Mozambique, reported strong feelings of worry the day prior.
Despite these reports of high levels of negative emotion, Americans stated as well that they experience positive experiences more than the global average.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — The New York Giants responded Sunday to reports that the Washburn cornerback they selected in the sixth round the night before was injured in a shooting that claimed the life his teammate, Dwane Simmons.
The Giants say they spoke with Corey Ballentine on Sunday. “We are aware of the tragic situation and continue to gather information.
Our thoughts are with Dwane Simmons’ family, friends and teammates and the rest of the Washburn community.”
Washburn University officials also released statements saying, in part, “Both Dwane and Corey have been great examples and representatives of the football team and of Washburn University” “This was a terrible way to end a day which should have been a day of celebration and a day to look forward to Dwane’s upcoming year at Washburn and the beginning of Corey’s professional career,” it continued.
(Read full reaction from Washburn) Dwane was just in our gym on Friday.
He was messing with our guys, laughing, joking and bringing a positive vibe like he always did.
This one hurts bad.
Seneless and we have to do better.
My heart goes out to his family & friends.
Forget $100k … the Warriors’ official scorer’s sheet from Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game sold for over $214,000 at auction … TMZ Sports has learned.
Wilt’s Philadelphia Warriors played the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania on March 2, 1962 … and Wilt scored 100 POINTS — the only player to ever reach triple digits.
The scorer’s sheet — autographed by Chamberlain — had never been sold before.
The Warriors’ official scorer held the item … and when he passed away, his widow gifted it to a close friend who held onto it for years … before auctioning it off.
SCP Auctions tells us the historic piece — which they estimated would sell for around $100k– blew that estimate outta the water and sold for $214,579. “This scoresheet, with such well-documented provenance, may be the most important, authentic piece that collectors ever have a chance to acquire,” SCP Auctions Director Brendan Wells says. “It certainly got the price it deserves.” No word on who the lucky winner is … but we’re guessing the person’s rich as hell.
BALTIMORE, MD (WJZ/CNN) – A new application of drone technology could end up saving countless lives The University of Maryland School of Medicine teamed up with the engineering school to successfully deliver a kidney to surgeons using a drone.
This first voyage of its kind has the potential to revolutionize the organ transplant process.
Any delays can destroy the organ’s viability.
We can implement them to improve system care.
It’s time to adapt,” Scalea said.
The University of Maryland is working with three organ procurement organizations across the country to slowly begin implementing drone use.
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In the first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a Univ.
unmanned aircraft delivered a donor kidney to surgeons @UMMC for successful transplantation into a patient w/ kidney failure.
TV is a strange beast — what we watch usually seems so effortless and enjoyable, but many people don’t realize how much work never gets seen at all.
But when those shows eventually wrap up (and they always do, unless it’s a soap opera), the talent is then sent back to the pool, having to then find a new on-camera job either by pitching and creating a show, or getting cast in something that someone else has pitched.
Being a known talent with a following can be a good thing for getting attention to your project, but it doesn’t guarantee that a network will find it to fit, or that they’ll have a time slot open for it.
Behind the scenes, they worked on more concepts, some with solo projects, some with other hosts, and some still together.
Today, Kari Byron busted that by posting the 11 minute sizzle of a show that she shot and pitched with Tory Belleci a few years ago, but was never picked up.
Called “Prankenstein,” the concept mixes science with pranking unexpected guests, in potentially messy ways.
“I always wanted to make a prank show about science,” Kari tells me about it.
Her posting of the segment comes in hopes that another company may pick up the concept.
But for now, you can peek in and enjoy a show that was (thus far) never made.
What network do you think we should get to make it?
As the measles outbreak continues to spread, causing growing fear in its wake, NY communities of ultra-Orthodox Jews, face accusations that they are a contributing source for the outbreak of the disease.
Additionally, religious and community leaders including 500 local rabbis have published in the Jewish papers, a public manifest to assure readers there is no question of dietary restrictions on the vaccine, while keeping kids who have not received the vaccine out of schools is acceptable and in fact required in order to protect other children.
Early this month, NY mayor Bill de Blasio issued a state of emergency in-an-effort to block the spread of measles in New York borrows.
He banned children who could not prove they were given the vaccine, from entering schools.
He also warned he would fine families $1,000 for every child that is not vaccinated.
Measles is a highly contagious virus and the large number of children in every family and the cramped living conditions in the ultra-Orthodox communities, who separate themselves from the outside world, contribute to the rapid spread of the disease.
Anti-Semitism is a real concern in the American Jewish communities as well as among health authorities.
The New York Times published a story about a woman shopping with her toddler, that ran out of the store leaving her purchases behind after a religious Jew came in and coughed. ”
let’s go Jews aren’t vaccinated”, she told her young child.
Some though think concentrating on the Orthodox Jewish communities while other communities around the country are also refusing to vaccinate their children, is the real anti-Semitism
Woodstock 50 is officially scrapped … at least according to the people putting up the money to produce the iconic music festival’s anniversary.
Honchos at Dentsu Aegis Network — the festival’s main investor — dropped the hammer Monday, saying, it doesn’t “believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”
Sounds like they were afraid Woodstock 50 would become Fyre Fest 2019.
Tickets for Woodstock 50 were supposed to go on sale last week, but never did.
Organizers said they were trying to iron out logistics while waiting to hear back from the New York State Department of Health after applying for a mass gathering permit.
As we reported … the massive music and arts event was supposed to feature huge names like Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons, Carlos Santana, Dead & Company and Halsey.
We know at least some of the artists have NOT been informed the show’s off.
Worth noting … the promoter, Michael Lang, does not agree Woodstock 50 is sunk.
He tells us Dentsu’s announcement was a “complete surprise,” but adds … they’re not giving up on the festival yet.
Story developing …
In 1994, there were 963 cases.
This year’s widespread outbreak was sparked by people infected with measles who have come into this country since last year, the C.D.C.
There have been no confirmed measles deaths in this country, but officials have said it is just a matter of time.
Up to 90 percent of people who are exposed will catch the virus if they are not immunized.
said there were three times as many measles cases around the world this year as there were in the first three months of 2018.
Before measles vaccination became widespread in the United States in 1963, up to four million Americans got measles each year, the C.D.C.
Nationally, since the mid-1990s, more than 91 percent of American children have been vaccinated against measles.
One shot of the new vaccine provides 93 percent immunity in the overall population, while two shots drive that up to 97 percent, which is considered more than enough to keep the virus from spreading.
All states permit exemptions for children who are allergic to the vaccine, have a compromised immune system or have another medical reason to avoid it.
Some states with high vaccination rates have “pockets of unvaccinated people,” the C.D.C.
SITE Intelligence Group BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Islamic State released a video on Monday of a man it said was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group’s mysterious and reclusive leader, which would mark the first time he has showed his face while addressing his followers since the early days of the terrorist group’s rampage through Iraq and Syria.
He acknowledges that the group has lost its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, a territory the size of Britain that it ruled as an extremist proto-state.
[Read about how ISIS lost Baghuz.]
“Truthfully, the battle of Islam and its people with the crusader and his people is a long battle, and the battle of Baghuz finished and manifested in it was the brutality and savagery of the nation of the cross toward the nation of Islam,” the man said, his beard grayer than when he addressed his followers from a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul when the group was near the summit of its power.
In the video, SITE says, he praises the attackers who carried out the bombing attacks in Sri Lanka last week, saying they were revenge for the loss of Baghuz, the Islamic State’s last territory in Syria, which it lost to American-backed forces a month ago.
[Where ISIS ruled in Syria, fear and uncertainty still reign.]
While Mr. al-Baghdadi has not been seen in several years, he has been heard from.
Last August, the Islamic State released an audio recording said to be of him.
This is a developing story.
Please check back for updates.
As part of its quarterly earnings announcement, Spotify said that it now has 100 million paying subscribers and 217 million users overall.
Spotify is the world’s biggest streaming music service and its user base has grown 26 percent year-over-year: As you may recall, the firm announced in May 2018 that it had 170 million active users, 75 million of which were paid subscribers.
Six months later, the numbers jumped to 191 million active users overall, 87 million paid subscribers.
But the company’s financials have always been in the red: In the most recent quarter, Spotify lost $47 million on revenues of $1.68 billion, beating estimates.
$1.5 billion of that revenue comes from paying subscribers, while $140 billion comes from ad-supported customers.
That divide between paying and ad-supported customers explains why Spotify has undergone expensive partnerships aimed at driving up the paying customer base further.
It has had recent promotions with Google, in which it gave away free Google Home Mini smart speakers to Premium subscribers, and with Samsung.
And it recently inked a deal with Hulu by which Premium subscribers get free access to the ad-supported Hulu tier.
Looking ahead, Spotify expects to grow its customer base at a similar pace to the previous year, and for the current quarter, it expects to see 107-110 million paid subscribers and 222-228 total users.
Spotify plans to have up to 127 million paid subscribers by the end of the year and up to 265 million total users.
Oscar Stewart of Rancho Bernardo, was the one who screamed at the suspect, 19-year-old John Earnest, and ran him out.
One person died and three more were injured in the hate-fueled attack during Passover services. “I ran to fire.
What we know now: Funeral service for San Diego synagogue victim who shielded rabbi to be held Monday, and more updates Stewart said he started yelling expletives at the gunmen, who stopped shooting when he heard Stewart’s voice.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the suspected gunman fled the synagogue to a nearby vehicle.
Stewart said he began punching the shooter’s window when Morales told him to get out of the way. “He yelled, ‘Clear back, I have a gun,'” Stewart said.
Then, Morales began firing. “Mr. Stewart risked his life to stop the shooter and saved lives in the process,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement.
The man said he rushed back into the synagogue where he saw Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein bleeding from his hand and congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye on the ground.
This is, of course, the latest edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of all the biggest pop culture news.
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Avengers: Endgame Just $1.2 Billion.
Yes, Billion As expected, Marvel’s latest movie broke nearly every box office record imaginable this past weekend, bringing in some $350 in North America and $1.2 billion total worldwide.
There Were 7.8 Million Tweets About Game of Thrones Last Night According to Twitter, approximately 7.8 million tweets sent about last night’s Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones.
The most tweeted about characters were, in order: Arya, Night King, Bran, Jon Snow, and Cersei.
Netflix Picks Up Korean Fantasy Show Arthday Chronicles Netflix has another show in its coffers: Arthdal Chronicles.
The Korean fantasy series, according to The Hollywood Reporter, focuses on “tribal loyalty and power struggles in the mythical land of Arth, as it depicts the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times.”
The show airs starting on June 1 in Korea on the tvN network and will launch on Netflix in June as well.
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For a long time now, plans have been in the pipeline for a high-speed railway system in the United States which would speed up logistics and hopefully, integrate lines to connect different states to make transportation and travel easier and faster.
However, high speed rail has faced staunch opposition from the legal to the political, and now to issues on semantics.
Despite having everything laid out for the Texas High Speed Rail to come into fruition and begin its construction, Texas Central Railway is facing an existential question posed by the opposition: whether it’s a railroad at all.
“Simply self-declaring that you are a railroad does not make it so,” Kyle Workman, the president of the opposition group Texans Against High-Speed Rail, told the Houston Chronicle in February.
The terminology is important for reasons beyond its own sake.
Being a railroad or not determines whether Texas Central is entitled to use eminent domain as it surveys and acquires property.
State law allows railroads and certain other private companies to use eminent domain to seize land for projects in the public interest.
Unfortunately, a judge ruled that Texas Central did not have the right of eminent domain because they do not operate a rail system yet.
There are other legal hurdles dealing with property rights and right-of-way that Texas Central has to overcome.
Hopefully, if these would be cleared, the plans would be underway by late 2019.
Make sure to consider quality, fit, color, and style as you choose your new swimsuit.
A traditional one-piece swimsuit will cover your entire torso, so this is the most modest option.
You can find more daring one-piece styles if desired, such as a swimsuit with a deep v-neck, low-back, 1 strap, no straps, or side cutouts.
If you are comfortable showing off your body, then this is a great option for you.
You can purchase a bikini as a set, or get a coordinating top and bottom to wear together, such as a string bikini top with a bikini skirt bottom, a high-waisted bottom with a strapless top, or a full coverage top with a low-rider boyshort.
You can find tankinis that provide full coverage of your waist, or that show part of your midsection.
 For example, if you want full-coverage, then get a tankini top that overlaps the bottom.
 Avoid string bikinis, strapless suits, and less supportive swimsuits if you have a full chest.
Or, pair a white bottom with a navy blue top to minimize your bust and accent your bottom.
7 Choose full-coverage bottom to distract from your hips.
Here’s how to create (and print out) a tri-fold using PowerPoint.
Making Tri-Folds in PowerPoint Good news—there are templates!
Browse through the template library, select the one you like, and download it.
These slides contain boilerplate text and images, but the layout is exactly what you need for a tri-fold brochure.
All you need to do is replace the content with your own.
To replace the image, select it and then right-click it.
It will then replace the boilerplate image in the slide’s column.
Select “Print” from the left-hand pane.
Under the “Settings” menu, make sure to select “Print on Both Sides.” Next, enter the number of copies to be printed and select “Print.” Finally, after they’re all printed out, make sure to fold them on the dotted lines.
All that’s left to do is hand them out!
Is it your fault for procrastinating until you’ve filled the hamper with 30 pounds of dirty unmentionables?
Here are four of the best laundry bags for people who don’t like broken laundry bags.
This bag won’t stand on its own, as some other options will, but has a loop for a clip, so you can hang it while filling.
That doesn’t mean it’s safe to use a flimsy laundry bag; most laundry accidents happen in the home, after all.
This CleverMade Collapsible polyester tote is strong enough to carry 55 lbs.
So, what makes this tote a great option for moving some weight around?
When the strap loops under the bottom like this, it means the handles won’t be ripping off, even at the 55 lbs.
Best Plastic Hamper: STERILITE Wheeled Hamper ($29) This list would be remiss if it did not include a solid plastic option.
There are many plastic hampers out there, but one thing many of them neglect is this one, simple fact: plastic can be very flimsy.
Instead, try this STERILITE wheeled plastic hamper.
These deals range from a $42 Alex-Enabled car charger to a $250 50″ 4K smart TV, but as always, we’ve picked out a few favorites.
If you’ve been holding out on the Nintendo Switch, now’s the time to bite the bullet.
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The Chrome desktop browser recently got dark mode on both Mac and Windows, but it’s also available on Android.
It’s not quite as straightforward as other platforms, however, as it’s currently tucked behind a flag.
Here’s how to enable it.
First things first: you’ll need to make sure Chrome is updated in the Play Store.
If you don’t have 74 yet, this won’t work.
Once everything is updated, fire up Chrome and type the following in the Omnibox: chrome://flags/#enable-android-night-mode Tap the dropdown, and set it to “Enabled.” Hit the button at the bottom to restart your browser.
Once Chrome re-opens, tap the menu button and jump back into Settings.
There should be a new option called “Dark Mode” in the root menu.
The Dark Mode menu entry is pretty straightforward: just toggle it to on.
For example, the tabs button is only a few shades lighter than the rest of the UI, making it hard to read.
More Than 900 People Quarantined at Both UCLA, Cal State in Effort to Stop a Measles Outbreak [Updated]
A spike in measles cases in California and a cluster of cases in Los Angeles County have prompted local officials to quarantine more than 900 people this week in an effort to contain a possible outbreak of the highly infectious disease.
The figure rose dramatically on Friday as authorities revealed that more people may have been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with measles, the LA Times reported.
One student at Cal State Los Angeles and one student at UCLA are reportedly among the six cases of measles identified so far in the county in 2019.
Officials at both campuses identified potential exposure at on-campus libraries, and moved to seek proof of immunity or a quarantine for anyone who may have been in those areas at the same time as the infected students.
Since Monday, 127 staff and 71 students were quarantined — asked to stay home, for the most part — at Cal State L.A., and 119 people were quarantined at UCLA, for an initial total of 317, officials at both campuses said in statements.
More than 500 people overall at UCLA were contacted about potential exposure.
At UCLA on Thursday afternoon, one male student said he knew of the potential exposure of measles but that most other students had not; students don’t always check or read their email.
He said people in the community have mentioned another building where the infected student was seen but have not heard any official communications about it.
The number of people in quarantine dropped to 82 by Wednesday, UCLA said in its statement.
At Cal State L.A., the quarantine applied to student or staff employees who were at the campus library between 11 am and 3pm on April 11, said Robert Lopez, the university’s director of communications.
You can install add-ins yourself by opening Outlook and clicking Home > Get Add-ins, which will show you some of the add-ins available to you.
In the case of Outlook problems, this means disabling all the add-ins and, if the problem goes away, re-enabling the add-ins one by one to identify which one is causing the problem.
Click “Yes” to open Outlook in Safe Mode.
These are very unlikely to be the cause of an Outlook issue, but you can disable them manually once Outlook is open.
Next time you open Outlook as usual (i.e., not in Safe Mode), the add-ins will be enabled again, unless you’ve manually disabled them.
How to Disable Individual Add-ins Starting in Safe Mode will tell you if one of your add-ins is the problem, but if you want to disable a single add-in—such as one that’s just been installed or a core Microsoft add-in that isn’t disabled in Safe Mode—you can do that too.
How to Enable Individual Add-ins Once you’ve worked out what add-in is causing the problem (if any of them are), you can re-enable any other add-ins that you disabled.
Enabling individual add-ins is as simple as disabling them: click File > Options > Add-Ins, make sure that “COM Add-ins” is selected in the dropdown, and then click “Go” to open up the COM Add-ins dialogue.
You can disable and enable add-ins whenever you’re troubleshooting an Outlook problem.
They’re not always the cause, but if Outlook has been working fine and then a problem occurs after a new add-in has been installed, it’s a good place to start looking.
Found by developer James Fisher, the Inception Bar is an incredibly clever phishing attack that leverages the fact that Chrome for Android hides the Omnibox—that’s what the address bar on Chrome is called—as you scroll.
And it looks incredibly convincing—it can even lock the real Omnibox in an overflow container, preventing it from re-appearing once the Inception Bar is in place.
Fisher notes in his post that he doesn’t see an easy way to fix this issue, which makes a lot of sense.
Any page with the code to generate the Inception Bar will still do so, but it will be hilariously obvious because other browsers don’t use Chrome’s Omnibox.
[via Android Police] In less terrifying news, Apple talks about why it pulled screen times apps from the App Store, Zuck built his wife a nifty “sleep box,” Facebook will be a necropolis in 50 years, Spotify hits 100m subs, and more.
Apple cracks down on screen time apps: Apple has its own screen time system built into iOS.
[The Verge] TurboTax and H&R Block are hiding free filing from Google Search: Tax filing software wants your money, but it only recently became apparent how badly they really want it—TurboTax and H&R Block were reportedly hiding the free filing tier from Google search results.
[Digital Trends] Speaking of distracted driving charges, it’s time to talk about the best story from the weekend: a man spent 13 months and thousands of dollars to prove that a hashbrown is indeed not a phone.
Jason Stiber received a $300 distracted driving ticket for eating a McDonald’s hashbrown while driving.
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On April 6, a DIY festival Beirut Mini Maker Faire was held in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, a small country in the Middle East.
Phoenician people are part of the roots of Lebanese, they were the first to use iron and steal in the history of humans.
The beautiful city named Beirut, another name is “Paris in the middle east”, the capital of Lebanon and their running the first Mini Maker Faire Beirut on 6th Aplil 2019.
Craft / Technology / Industrial … Beirut Mini Maker Faire Across Multiple Communities Omar Hussein, one of the organizers BMMF, says: “There are many hardware enthusiasts in Lebanon, but unfortunately there is not enough movement to connect each other.
There’s a lot of hardware enthusiasts/makers’ potential in Lebanon but unfortunately, not enough of emphasis on it.
So the maker faire came in to : -Convene and interconnect makers from around Lebanon and MENA region -Connecting makers from Lebanon, MENA region with various stakeholders -Present exhibitors with investment opportunities -Amplify the potential of Lebanese makers through series of technical skills workshops => better prepared skilled workforce -Support local tech, hands-on, and hardware based businesses => encourage “Made In Lebanon” driven economy over service driven economy -Propel concept of in-house manufacturing for businesses with mass produced products TECHNO Future LEBANON, The BMMF hosted by Antwork, a coworking space in the Beirut, Beit al Atlas also.
BMMF also has Maker Faire’s goodness.
However, such an environment is only in Shenzhen and a few other places, and except for some places, it is not “where better than Lebanon”.. And in hardware companies, there are various parts in addition to their manufacture, and you have to do everything properly.
Because hardware startups have a lot to do, it’s important to work in an environment where you have control.
The BMMF venue, Antwork, is a co-working space / office share with many companies (many software and service companies), and also has a maker space, Lamba Lab inside.
When you sign in to Chrome using your Google Account, a whole bunch of your personal information gets saved and synced across all your devices, but what if you want to delete everything stored in the cloud?
How to Delete Synced Information If you’re already signed in to Chrome and Syncing is turned on, fire up Chrome, click on your profile picture, and then, click “Syncing to.” You can also typechrome://settings/peopleinto the Omnibox and hit Enter.
Under the People heading, click on “Sync and Google services.” Next, click on “Data from Chrome sync” and a new tab will open.
If you aren’t signed in to Chrome on this device, you can still delete all your information from Google’s servers by heading over to your Google Account sync settings page, and sign in through your browser—it doesn’t even have to be Chrome!
Next to each entry is a number indicating how many of each is currently synced up.
It erases everything stored in the cloud and turns off syncing between devices when signed in to Chrome with this account.
Click “OK.” After clicking OK, a prompt notifying you that sync has been cleared and turned off pops up.
If you want to get rid of absolutely everything stored on your local machine as well, you can obliterate all browsing data from your browser’s settings.
Next, click “Advanced,” choose “All time” from the drop-down menu, tick all the information you want to delete from your browser, then click “Clear Data.” Follow the prompts, and everything you’ve ever saved, done, or visited in Google Chrome is wiped clean from your browser.
The next time you fill in a form, try to sign in, want to go to that one site you visited last week, you’ll have to dig a bit deeper into your physical memory to complete these tasks.
walked to an elderly woman’s home on Thursday to show their appreciation and give her one more wave goodbye.
Tinney Davidson / Credit: CHEK News Tinney Davidson, 88, has been waving to students on their way to Highland Secondary School for the past 12 years.
Davidson and her late husband, Ken, started waving to the teenagers after the couple moved into the house in 2007.
Soon the students were waving back.
So, more than 400 kids walked to Davidson’s house together to give one more wave goodbye.
Credit: CHEK News The teenagers held signs and clapped and cheered as Davidson walked out onto her porch.
They counted down from three to blow her a group kiss. “Oh, lovely, thank you,” she said, holding a tissue. “I was shocked again that’s there’s so many kids that want to say goodbye to me.”
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Everyone wants to beat the system and get better value for money online.
Those cookies let companies track you.
Clearing your cookies and concealing your real IP address with a VPN will usually be enough to get you the original price.
Your IP address is an indicator of your spending power.
This means that your purchasing history may be attached to your IP address.
Pretend to be in the destination location with a VPN In addition to concealing your real location, there are benefits to selecting specific locations with the VPN.
Online ticket vendors quote different prices depending on where consumers live.
Consumers have previously reported that setting a VPN to purchase a ticket from the final destination can help to reduce the cost of a ticket.
This means that if it knows your shopping habits or your capability to afford business-class tickets, it might quote you slightly more expensive prices across the board.
See Also: How to Set Up a VPN Ray Walsh is a digital privacy expert with 4+ years experience testing and reviewing VPNs.
It’s not currently supported in macOS, so you’ll need to run Windows on your Mac—and even then you’ll still be limited to the Edge browser.
Why is 4K Netflix an Issue for Macs?
And it’s not just Macs—4K streaming is an issue in general.
YouTube only uses the VP9 codec for 4K video, but Safari doesn’t support VP9, so you need to use Chrome to watch 4K YouTube videos.
The DRM Netflix uses for 4K content is the new HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), which macOS does not support as of Mojave.
HDCP is an OS level compliance and can’t be fixed with a fancier browser, so you’ll need Windows (or a virtual machine running Windows) to watch Netflix, all to ensure you’re not recording any shows.
Running Windows on a Mac to Watch Netflix In summary from above, you’ll need: An HDCP 2.2 compliant 4K TV, if your Mac’s built-in display isn’t 4K or higher.
Edge only supports hardware decoded HEVC, but since it’s the only browser on Windows even supporting it at all, we have to use it.
Safari does support software decoded HEVC on older CPUs, but since it doesn’t support HDCP 2.2, we’re stuck on Windows, using Edge.
A virtual machine runs Windows inside of macOS, so you don’t have to switch over to Windows completely.
The perpetrator is probably trying to hide their real goal, so here’s what to do.
An email bombing is often a distraction used to bury an important email in your inbox and hide it from you.
For example, an attacker may have gained access to one of your accounts on an online shopping website like Amazon and ordered expensive products for itself.
The email bombing floods your email inbox with irrelevant emails, burying the purchase and shipping confirmation emails so you won’t notice them.
An email bombing may also be used to gain control of your email address.
What to Do When You Get Email Bombed If you find yourself the victim of email bombing, the first thing to do is check and lock down your accounts.
Try to find something common in the emails you are receiving and set a few filters to move them to spam or trash.
If you’re using a different email provider, try to contact them directly and set up filters.
Gaining control of your email address might actually what the attacker truly wants.
It may be a good idea to contact anyone important, make them aware of what’s going on, and provide another way to contact you.
When cause and effect aren’t obvious, we still draw conclusions.
Nobel Prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman offers an example of how our brains look for, and assume, causality: “After spending a day exploring beautiful sights in the crowded streets of New York, Jane discovered that her wallet was missing.” That’s all you get.
But our patterns of beliefs take over, such as how we feel about New York or crowds, and we construct cause and effect relationships.
We don’t think about how these stories are created, whether they’re right, or how they persist.
Imagine a meeting where we are discussing Jane and her wallet, not unlike any meeting you have this week to figure out what happened and what decisions your organization needs to make next.
You start the meeting by saying “Jane’s wallet was stolen.
The story she tells herself is that Jane probably lost her wallet in New York.
So she asks you, “What makes you think the wallet was stolen?” The answer is obvious to you.
Jane was out.
Rather than have an honest conversation about the story you told yourself and the story Micky is telling herself, the meeting gets tense and goes nowhere.
When a sparrow-sized bird died about 110 million years ago, she had an egg inside her body.
Now scientists report it’s the first unlaid bird egg found inside a fossil.
Scientists unearthed the fossil 11 years ago in northwestern China.
The researchers shared their discovery March 20 in Nature Communications.
The egg was a first.
She’s a paleontologist who works on fossilized soft tissues.
The scientists also found tiny mineral spheres in the shell’s outermost layer, or cuticle.
The spheres may protect embryos from microbial infections.
And the egg’s layers are extremely thin — thinner than a sheet of paper.
The researchers think this ancient, unlaid egg may have been what killed its mother.
The tiny fluffs of juvenile insects end up dying after gushing white glop from their bodies to repair a hole in the wall protecting their colony in Asian winter hazel trees.
New details of this patching chemistry suggest that these doomed young aphids are a colony’s version of immune system cells, researchers report April 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Others get on with patching the hole.
They “erupt,” says evolutionary biologist and entomologist Takema Fukatsu of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Japan.
These fatty substances normally stay inside the aphids’ bodies in large cells along with the enzyme phenoloxidase.
The fatty substances clot, and melanin created as compounds mix will cause the patch to darken and harden.
THE KIDS FIX IT Young aphids called soldiers sacrifice themselves doing home repairs when a caterpillar (or scientist) breaks through the wall of the hollow tree lump where Nipponaphis monzeni aphid colonies spend a few years.
Magnified views show tiny youngsters blasting out a white fatty glob, and churning it with their feet to create an emergency scab.
The colony recovers its wall, but those insects that fixed it don’t survive long after spurting out so much fluid.
A soldier releases about 0.01 to 0.03 microliters of goo in a one-time-only discharge.
A MASS shooting near a US church tonight has left one person dead and at least six others injured.
Citizen App Google Maps Police later confirmed that at least seven people had been shot – and one victim had died.
The extent of the other injuries is not yet known.
Local reports say the gunman is still on the loose after fleeing the scene in a car.
It is not believed that the shooting had any connection to the church nearby.
Tonight’s shooting comes just a day after a woman was killed and three others were injured in an assault rifle attack at a California synagogue.
Cops said the gunman, wearing a helmet and bulletproof vest, began shooting at the synagogue before a hero off-duty Border Patrol officer returned fire.
A sick hate-filled manifesto written by someone calling themselves John Earnest appeared online before the attack.
Jiahdi terrorists in Sri Lanka also targeted churches in Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings which left more than 250 people dead.
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TBI officials initially said five people were killed and a woman was seriously injured in Sumner County on Saturday night, which is currently under investigation by the TBI and Sumner Co. Sheriff’s Office.
Officials confirmed two more victims were discovered by agents Sunday while processing the scene at Charles Brown Road, where four other people had been found dead Saturday.
News 2 has also confirmed that one of the victims at the Charles Brown Road scene was a 12-year-old.
According to Sheriff Sonny Weatherford, deputies responded to the scene after a family member of the victims found four people dead at a home in the 1000 block of Charles Brown Road.
A woman was also found injured at the scene.
When more than a dozen SWAT officers approached Cummins to take him into custody, officials say, the situation escalated.
A few years later, in 2017, Cummins was arrested in Sumner County three more times.
Later in June, he served nearly two months in jail for robbery, domestic assault and violation of probation (for the theft charge).
Three months later, in Sept. 2017, Cummins was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated arson (charge reduced to attempted aggravated arson), escape (reduced to resisting arrest), and violation of probation for domestic assault, evading arrest and theft.
According to the TBI, releasing the name of the officer who shot Cummins will be determined by the Sumner Co. Sheriff’s Office.
12-year-old Mason Ramsey — the boy who became famous after yodeling at a Walmart in Illinois — will announce next week a 30-date fall tour set to kick off October 3.
We’re told his yodeling will echo across all major markets … including NYC, Nashville, Philly and L.A. Mason’s about to wrap up his 11-date How’s Your Girl and How’s Your Family tour, which he launched back in March.
His final show went down Saturday in Milwaukee and he’s been killing it everywhere.
Check out the clip … Mason surfed the crowd on an inflatable horse earlier last week in Ohio … and the crowd ate it up.
Mason’s enjoyed incredible success since video of him yodeling Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” in 2018 at a Harrisburg, IL Walmart blew up.
It led to an appearance on ‘Ellen’ and gigs at Coachella and Stagecoach … where he actually upstaged Florida Georgia Line.
Mason’s truly a global superstar … his single, “Famous,” has racked up nearly 40 MILLION streams on Spotify.
In short … the kid’s legit and clearly, he’s in hot demand.
Maureen McCormick, who played the eldest fair-haired daughter on “The Brady Bunch,” discovered that a Facebook anti-vaccination group has been using her image from the 1969 episode “Is There a Doctor in the House?”
In it, the Brady kids catch measles.
The group was using the image and referencing the episode in which Marcia says, “If you have to get sick, sure can’t beat the measles.” “I was really concerned with that and wanted to get to the bottom of that, because I was never contacted,” she said.
McCormick added that she got measles as a child and it wasn’t like the “The Brady Bunch” episode where the older kids were sitting on one of the sick kids’ beds playing Monopoly. “Having the measles was not a fun thing,” she said.
A doctor still cites the 50-year-old show today The episode is still being referenced today by people like Toni Bark, a doctor who testifies against vaccination in courts and public hearings, NPR reported.
We never said, ‘Oh, my God, your kid could die.
The son of “The Brady Bunch” creator Sherwood Schwartz told NPR his father would not be happy that his show was being used to spread a message of anti-vaccination. “Dad would be sorry, because he believed in vaccination, had all of his kids vaccinated,” said Lloyd J. Schwartz.
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