Uber is coming clean about its coverup of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers.So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a Tuesday blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. Part of the reason nothing malicious has happened is because Uber acknowledges paying the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen information.The revelation marks the latest stain on Uber’s reputation.The San Francisco company ousted Travis Kalanick as CEO in June after an internal investigation concluded he had built a culture that allowed female workers to be sexually harassed and encouraged employees to push legal limits.It’s also the latest major breach involving a prominent company that didn’t notify the people that could be potentially harmed for months or even years after the break-in occurred.Yahoo didn’t make its first disclosure about hacks that hit 3 billion user accounts during 2013 and 2014 until September 2016. Credit reporting service Equifax waited several months before revealing this past September that hackers had carted off the Social Security numbers of 145 million Americans.Khosrowshahi criticized Uber’s handling of its data theft in his blog post.“While I can’t erase the past, I can commit on behalf of every Uber employee that we will learn from our mistakes,” Khosrowshahi wrote. “We are changing the way we do business, putting integrity at the core of every decision we make and working hard to earn the trust of our customers.”That pledge shouldn’t excuse Uber’s previous regime for its egregious behaviour, said Sam Curry, chief security officer for the computer security firm Cybereason.“The truly scary thing here is that Uber paid a bribe, essentially a ransom to make this breach go away, and they acted as if they were above the law,” Curry said. “Those people responsible for the integrity and confidentiality of the data in-fact covered it up.”The heist took the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million riders around the world. The thieves also nabbed the driver’s license numbers of 600,000 Uber drivers in the U.S.Uber waited until Tuesday to begin notifying the drivers with compromised driver’s licenses, which can be particularly useful for perpetrating identify theft. For that reason, Uber will now pay for free credit-report monitoring and identity theft protection services for the affected drivers.Kalanick, who still sits on Uber’s board of directors, declined to comment on the data breach that took place in October 2016. Uber says the response to the hack was handled by its chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, a former federal prosecutor whom Kalanick lured away from Facebook in 2015.As part of his effort to set things right, Khosrowshahi extracted Sullivan’s resignation from Uber and also jettisoned Craig Clark, a lawyer who reported to Sullivan.Clark didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment sent through his LinkedIn profile. Efforts to reach Sullivan were unsuccessful.Uber’s silence about its breach came while it was negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission about its handling of its riders’ information.Earlier in 2016, the company reached a settlement with the New York attorney general requiring it to take steps to be more vigilant about protecting the information that its app stores about its riders. As part of that settlement, Uber also paid a $20,000 fine for waiting to notify five months about another data breach that it discovered in September 2014.
HOUSTON — Authorities say a drop in water pressure caused a large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal to intensify overnight and spread to additional storage tanks.The Deer Park Office of Emergency Management says the fire spread early Tuesday to two additional tanks, bringing to eight the total number of tanks overwhelmed by flames at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, about 15 miles (24 kilometres) southeast of Houston.Two of the tanks were empty but the others contain components of gasoline and materials used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner.The water pressure later normalized and authorities say the fire could continue to burn for at least another day.Students returned to classes Tuesday but outside activities will be restricted as the fire continues to emit a huge plume of smoke that can be seen for miles.The Associated Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Facebook stock slide deepens as investors reassess company potential NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook’s newly public stock is sliding further on its third trading day as investors reconsider how much the social network is worth.The Menlo Park, Calif., company’s long-anticipated initial public stock offering raised US$16 billion, valuing the company at $104 billion — more than Amazon.com Inc., at $98 billion. Google Inc., meanwhile, is worth close to $200 billion.But the stock has plunged after the IPO. Facebook’s shares are down 71 cents, or 2 per cent, to $33.32 in late morning trading Tuesday, after dropping as low as $30.98 earlier in the day. That values the company at about $91 billion.Shares sank 11 per cent to $34.03 on Monday. The stock priced at $38 in its IPO late Thursday. by The Associated Press Posted May 22, 2012 11:44 am MDT
Mr. Guillaume, who was previously serving as Minister of Public Health and Population, was appointed by Haiti’s President in accordance with Article 165 of the country’s Constitution, according to a news release issued by the UN.The Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Haiti and other members of the Core Group – comprising the Ambassadors of Brazil, Canada, France, Spain, United States, and the European Union, as well as the Special Representative of the Organization of American States – commended the President’s efforts to implement the Presidential Advisory Commission’s recommendation.It also commended the work undertaken by the President, together with the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, the representatives of political parties and other political stakeholders “to forge the necessary consensus” for the nomination of a Prime Minister and the formation of a consensus government.The Core Group’s members noted with appreciation the positive response by the nine Electoral Councillors to the appeasement measures recommended by the Commission as well as the political goodwill and constructive attitude displayed thus far by various political parties, by responding to the invitation by the President of the country for negotiations. The Group encouraged all concerned actors to commit to accepting the measures proposed by the Advisory Commission and to respect the President’s constitutional legitimacy. Doing so will preserve stability and create “a climate of confidence, serenity and mutual respect” in efforts to solve the political crisis and allow for the holding of inclusive and fair elections, the news release added.
File photo: President David Granger and First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport before they departed to Cuba on October 30President David Granger, accompanied by First Lady, Sandra Granger this morning (Tuesday) left Guyana for Cuba, where he is expected to receive his second round of Chemotherapy.In a Ministry of the Presidency statement Granger said, “In my first visit, I had not only the biopsy but a series of tests and examinations and I also had my first cycle of chemotherapy. I now have to return for succeeding five cycles, so this is the second cycle and I hope to return much more quickly than I did the first visit because this is simply the administration of chemotherapy so presumably after the tests which will be done today, Tuesday, I will have the chemotherapy and return by weekend.”On October 30, the President and First Lady departed for Cuba for him to undergo medical tests after he complained of feeling unwell. He was subsequently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.After spending three weeks, Granger was discharged from the hospital on November 6 after undergoing a series of tests and surgical procedures. He returned to Guyana on November 20 after he was given approval by his medical team. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCuban team satisfied with President Granger’s response to medial treatment- MOTPDecember 11, 2018In “latest news”President to receive fourth round of chemotherapy in CubaJanuary 15, 2019In “latest news”Harmon says President remains in command of State; to return to Cuba on Tuesday for further treatmentNovember 30, 2018In “latest news”
A geologist at the University of Exeter has developed “a new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits.” In a study published in Nature Geoscience, Dr Ben Williamson, of the University’s Camborne School of Mines, together with Dr Richard Herrington from the Natural History Museum, London, have proposed a new method to explore for porphyry-type copper deposits. These deposits provide around 75% of the world’s copper and a significant amount of molybdenum and gold which makes them extremely important to the world economy.The deposits, which originally form at several kilometres depth below the Earth’s surface, above large magma chambers, are relatively rare, particularly the largest deposits which are most economic to mine. In addition, most near-surface deposits have already been discovered. Any new method to locate deeper deposits is therefore of great interest to the mining industry. The project, funded by Anglo American, compared the chemical compositions of minerals from magmatic rocks that host porphyry deposits against those which are barren.A case study was then undertaken of a major new porphyry discovery in Chile, to test their theory. Minerals from magmatic rocks which host porphyry deposits have distinctive chemical characteristics which can be used as one of a suite of indicators to home-in on porphyry deposits. Unravelling the causes of the distinctive chemical signatures has also brought new insights into the formation of porphyry copper deposits, and more generally the generation of the magmatic rocks from which they form, which are an important component of the Earth’s crust. The main finding in this regard is that the magma chamber below the porphyry undergoes discrete injections of water-rich melts or watery fluids which enhance the magma’s ability to transfer copper and other metals upwards to form a porphyry copper deposit.Williamson said: “This new method will add to the range of tools available to exploration companies to discover new porphyry copper deposits. Our findings also provide important insights into why some magmas are more likely to produce porphyry copper deposits than others, and add to our understanding of how their parent magmatic rocks evolve.” The paper, entitled Porphyry copper enrichment linked to excess aluminium in plagioclase by BJ Williamson, RJ Herrington and A Morris, was published in Nature Geoscience on February 1.
Des conteneurs à CD et DVD installés à ParisDans le cadre de la semaine du développement durable, des conteneurs à CD et DVD ont été installés dans le XIe arrondissement de la capitale française pour une durée de 6 mois.Produits recyclables, les 200 millions de CD et DVD vendus chaque année en France finissent pourtant leur vie dans les mêmes poubelles que les autres déchets, un comble. Alors pour faire changer les choses, 15 conteneurs prévus à cet effet ont été installés pour une durée de 6 mois dans le XIe arrondissement de Paris, un quartier comptant justement beaucoup de boutiques de jeux vidéos, explique le site Smartplanet. À lire aussiUn champignon pourrait aider à résoudre la guerre contre le plastiqueUn partenariat de la mairie de Paris avec l’association Coldisk a donc été mis en place dans le cadre de la semaine du développement durable, dont le but est de collecter 1,5 tonne de CD et de boitiers. A terme, une filière spécialisée pourrait être créée. A l’heure actuelle, seule l’association CD Moi collecte les CD, sur l’aire de Metz-Nancy. Si l’expérience est concluante, elle sera étendue à d’autres arrondissements de la capitale.Le 4 avril 2011 à 13:42 • Emmanuel Perrin
Between crochet, reality TV and her “little hobbies,” Vancouver resident Darlene Hunt has enough options to keep herself entertained indoors.As someone living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, staying inside has been essential for Hunt, 76, as air quality has ventured into the unhealthy territory, where it remained Tuesday in Clark County and Portland.Conditions are so bad now, everyone is advised to stay indoors.Even indoors, breathing became so difficult for Hunt on Monday that she checked into the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center emergency room and has continued treatment at the hospital.She isn’t alone in that regard. Legacy Salmon Creek had 18 respiratory patients Tuesday who were affected by the unhealthy-air designation. The designation means that everyone, especially sensitive groups, should limit time spent outdoors, avoid strenuous activities outdoors and “choose light indoor activities.”PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center had 25 inpatients being treated for COPD and asthma issues, which were likely tied to the poor air quality, PeaceHealth spokesperson Randy Querin confirmed through email.Since Hunt has COPD, a chronic lung inflammatory disease that obstructs airflow, she falls into the “sensitive group,” which includes people with asthma, diabetes, heart and lung conditions, respiratory illnesses and colds, stroke survivors, children under 18, adults over 65 and pregnant women.
Coach Stefano Pioli is buzzing after defeating Empoli 3-1 in what ended a six-weeks winless run.Fiorentina faced one of the in-form teams Empoli who have amassed 10 points in the previous four games but eventually ended their bad run with a comeback win.“This was a very challenging game, but we were driven and we gave it everything we had,” said Pioli after the match and cited by Football Italia.“After Juventus, Empoli are the team that picked up the most points over the last four games. Considering the context, we did really well.“What I liked the most was our never-say-die spirit. We did not give in after the opponents took advantage of our mistake and scored a goal. We wanted a victory, and we earned it.”Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I wasn’t expecting an easy encounter. The greatest risk was conceding first, and it happened, but then my lads reacted wonderfully. Today will serve to teach them a lot.“We kept things simple. After all, that’s what we needed at a time like this. My formation was simple too, with three defenders facing up to their two strikers, parity of numbers in the midfield, and easy manoeuvres.“This was just the game we needed, although we might have resolved it earlier.“Now I won’t look at the standings until the winter break. We’ll have three games in close succession to worry about. Milan, Parma, and Genoa are tough opponents, but not out of our reach.”
A Vancouver man suspected of intoxicated driving in a fatal crash has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide.Jonathon K. Reno, 42, was also arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants and was booked into the Lewis County Jail on Friday, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn. About 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Reno was driving a 1991 Honda Accord south on Jackson Highway at a high rate of speed when the car struck a guardrail, crossed the centerline and struck a power pole before it landed in a ditch, according to the state patrol.Reno’s passenger, Adam W. Newstrom, 28, of Vancouver, died in the crash. Reno was taken via air ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he remained under watch until his arrest.Neither of the two occupants was wearing a seat belt, Finn said.
New Delhi : A Delhi court on Friday sent corporate lobbyist and fugitive Deepak Talwar to seven day CBI custody in connection with an aviation scam being investigated by the agency. Special Judge Anil Kumar Sisodia sent Talwar to CBI custody after the agency sought his custodial interrogation for 14 days. Earlier in the day, the court dismissed Talwar’s anticipatory bail plea after which the CBI had arrested him inside the courtroom. Also Read – Shashi Tharoor accepts Modi’s language challenge Advertise With Us Talwar, who was in judicial custody in a money laundering case related to the scam, has allegedly played a role in some aviation deals during the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) regime at the Centre for which he was under the scanner. Talwar was booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate in criminal cases of corruption, while the Income Tax Department has charged him with tax evasion.
Celebrity biographies often prove to be the most sought after reads because of the amount of spice they carry. From their secret affairs to the even more hushed break-ups, the biographies are the most authentic source for fans to know about their favourite stars.Recently, Rekha’s biography ‘Rekha: An Untold Story’ by Yassir Usman created quite a stir as it carried some extremely shocking and jaw-dropping revelations about her private and professional life. This book unveils a lot about the most famous and starry extra-marital affair of that time between the superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, while he was still married to Jaya Bachchan. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfRekha discloses how Jaya broke down during the screening of Muqaddar Ka Sikander when the romantic scene bewteen Rekha and Amitabh appeared. She also states that it was Jaya who brought an end to their relationship when one fine day, she learnt that Amitabh won’t do any more films with her. Rekha had already received this news from the others, but she was waiting for Amitabh to personally come and inform her about this new development. But Amitabh never came. When confronted, Amitabh confirmed the news but asked her not to question him any further. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveRekha openly voiced her opinion about how being an ‘other woman’ is so much better than being a wife because the man wants her in spite of having a wife. This just proves that the tag of ‘other woman’ that she had got while dating Amitabh never really bothered her.She disclosed the disturbing details about her forced kiss with Biswajeet when she was just fifteen years old. “The shooting of Anjana Safar was underway in Bombay’s Mehboob Studio. Raja Nawathe was the director and cinematographer of the film. In the very first schedule of the film, Kuljeet Pal (the director), Raja and Biswajeet (the lead actor) had hatched a plan, with Rekha as the unsuspecting victim. That day a romantic scene was to be filmed between Rekha and Biswajeet. Every last detail of the strategy had been decided before the shoot. As soon as the director Raj Nawathe said ‘action’, Biswajeet took Rekha in his arms and pressed his lips on hers. Rekha was stunned. This kiss had never been mentioned to her. The camera kept rolling; neither was the director ordering ‘cut’ nor was Biswajeet letting go of her. For all of five minutes, Biswajeet kept kissing Rekha. Unit members were whistling and cheering. Her eyes were tightly shut but they were full of tears.”The book has all the details about her marriage with businessman Mukesh Agarwal, who later committed suicide. The ill-treatment by Vinod Mehra’s mother just after their marriage and how she was projected in a black light after her affair with Amitabh became public.Rekha is known to be extremely forthcoming and outspoken; she is equally open-minded as well. No girl would ever think about speaking out loud about the kind of issues she spoke about back then. In an interview, she said some extremely bold statements like “You can’t come close, really close to a man without making love”, “It is a sheer fluke that I have never got pregnant so far”, “Premarital sex is very natural”. Her roller-coaster life has been carefully captured in those few pages and that’s what makes it an intriguing read.
Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol may put you at an increased risk of suffering a form of brain damage that affects memory and navigation, a new study warns.Researchers, including those from Oxford University in the UK, analysed data on weekly alcohol intake and cognitive performance measured repeatedly over 30 years for about 550 healthy men and women.Participants had an average age of 43 years at the start of the study and none were alcohol dependent.Researchers carried brain function tests at regular intervals and at the end of the study participants underwent an MRI brain scan.Several factors that could have influenced the results were taken into account, such as age, sex, education, social class, physical and social activity, smoking, stroke risk and medical history.The team found that higher alcohol consumption over the 30 year study period was associated with increased risk of hippocampal atrophy – a form of brain damage that affects memory and spatial navigation.While those consuming over 30 units a week were at the highest risk compared with abstainers, even those drinking moderately (14-21 units per week) were three times more likely to have hippocampal atrophy compared with abstainers, researchers said.The study was published in the journal The BMJ.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P With the increase of Interisland travel within Samoa, domestic air services have re-launched and will now be serviced by Samoa Air. Samoa Air, the Island’s official national carrier operates a fleet of BN2A Islanders, an aircraft well recognised for its short take off and landing (STOL).Samoa Air will operate five return daily services between the Upolu and Savaii, operating from the re-opened air strips of Fagaii (FGI) on Upolu and Maota (MXS) and Asau (AAU) in Savaii.The recently re-opened domestic airstrips will provide a new travel option for travellers who would have previously used ferries to access other parts of the Island.Samoa Tourism Authority Public relations and marketing consultant Peter Sereno said they are thrilled to be offering this new service.“This new travel option encouraging greater travel between the Islands and allows visitors to our country the option to see more of the Treasured Islands,” Mr Sereno said.Additionally, the carrier will also operate flights to destinations in American Samoa, Tonga, Wallis Island and Niue.
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Numerous factors from domestic politics to foreign crises affect how Congress divvies up the federal budget pie in any given year The disintegration of the regular appropriations process with now-routine extensions beyond the 1 October start of the next fiscal year makes prognostication even harder This year for example Congress has frozen spending at existing levels until at least mid-December in part because of uncertainty about whether Republicans will win back the Senate in next month’s election and with it control of both houses of Congress come January And in February the White House will weigh in when President Barack Obama releases his proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year (even if there’s been no agreement on the final 2015 budget numbers) Should NIH be exempt Against that backdrop a major topic of discussion on all sides will be how to deal with the spending caps mandated under the 2011 Budget Control Act That law requires annual spending reductions of $110 billion through 2021 which are automatically apportioned across all defense and civilian programs unless Congress acts otherwise In the spring of 2013 these automatic cuts known as the sequester hit some research budgets hard: NIH saw a 5% cut to its $30 billion budget After a major political showdown Congress and the White House agreed last December to suspend the sequester for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years But it will come roaring back in FY 2016 (which begins on 1 October 2015) That prospect has research leaders worried—especially about NIH which accounts for about one-half of all US civilian science spending They argue that such automatic cuts will only exacerbate what they have dubbed the innovation deficit That phrase refers to an alleged shortfall in realizing the full potential of scientific advances because of anemic spending on research In a particularly dramatic example of this line of argument—which some have questioned—NIH Director Francis Collins has said that progress on an Ebola vaccine has been hindered by flat budgets Similar arguments have gotten a friendly hearing from some members of Congress A few Democratic legislators for instance have suggested exempting NIH from the 2011 law on the grounds that biomedical research is too important to be the victim of arbitrary reductions Senator Tom Harkin (D–IA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) have sponsored identical bills that would designate NIH as “emergency spending” and boost its authorized budget by 10% annually in 2015 and 2016 and by 5% for each of the next 5 years “This bill will put a plan in place for the Appropriations Committee to reverse the 10-year retrenchment in biomedical research funding over the remaining years of the Budget Control Act” Harkin said in July when he introduced the legislation called the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act In March Senator Richard Durbin (D–IL) proposed reaching a similar goal through a different funding mechanism His American Cures Act calls for a 5% annual increase after inflation for NIH the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and several military biomedical research programs The money would be drawn from a newly created trust fund although the bill doesn’t specify how the fund would be financed The bills stand almost no chance of becoming law this year But Harkin’s mechanism is potentially attractive to legislators because it offers them a free lunch—that is a chance to support NIH without having to take money from another federal agency Specifically the bill would eliminate the often fierce competition for money between NIH and other agencies overseen by the appropriations subcommittee that funds health education and welfare programs as well as between that panel and the 11 other subcommittees that make up the overall federal budget pie Harkin is retiring in December after 40 years in Congress But biomedical lobbyists hope that he will use his clout as chair of both the Senate spending panel that controls NIH’s budget and the authorizing committee that sets policy for the agency to make things happen when the lame-duck Congress returns after the fall election One veteran advocate who asked to remain unnamed estimates that Harkin’s approach has a one-in-five chance of being folded into an omnibus spending bill that covers the rest of the 2015 fiscal year if Democrats maintain control of the Senate Of course that would be only a 1-year fix because Congress appropriates on an annual basis Those odds grow longer however if Republicans take charge of the Senate Under that scenario pundits say the election would be seen as a vote for continued fiscal restraint In addition spending decisions would likely be delayed until after the new Congress is seated Has steady funding ever existed Regardless of which party ends up controlling the Senate the research community is unlikely to abandon its embrace of the innovation deficit as a persuasive tool in funding battles (A coalition of scientific societies including AAAS publisher of ScienceInsider has even created a website for the concept) More money for research is only part of the pitch however; groups are also using the phrase to highlight the importance of steady predictable growth in the research enterprise In applauding Harkin’s bill for example the Association of American Medical Colleges touches on both ideas Its leaders cite the need “not only to restore the purchasing power the NIH has lost to inflation over the past decade but also to provide the sustained long-term predictable funding growth essential to catalyze scientific momentum and address current and emerging health challenges” But is there really such a thing as steady sustained growth An analysis of federal spending over the past 20 years for what amounts to basic research suggests that the answer is no (see graph below) In the case of NIH for example the 2 recent decades include two sharp rises—a 5-year doubling between 1998 to 2003 and a one-time bolus of money in 2009 that increased NIH’s budget by roughly one-third Those peaks are interspersed with stretches of essentially flat budgets and punctuated with a dip from the 2013 sequester Matthew Hourihan AAAS That history poses a potential dilemma for policy wonks concerned about US research funding On one hand for instance legislation such as Harkin’s bill would bring much desired additional funding to NIH At the same time however it would trigger yet another dramatic upward budget swing Research leaders have long argued that such sudden swings are quite disruptive and make long-range planning nearly impossible In addition a sudden upturn can send a false message of hope to aspiring scientists that the good times will last into the foreseeable future Biomedical advocates readily acknowledge the dilemma But it isn’t stopping them from pushing for Harkin’s bill Jennifer Zeitzer a lobbyist for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in Bethesda Maryland says the decision to embrace Harkin’s bill was easy “We support anything that helps NIH It’s our No 1 priority” she explains Other biomedical lobbyists say they try to cast a big net when talking with legislators about the importance of more research funding but that NIH is a logical place to start “We’re advocating for the bill because of the need to get NIH back on track” says Jennifer Poulakidas of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington DC “If there’s the possibility of expanding that approach to all federally funded research then we’d be in favor of that too But the key is to take that first step And you can make a special case for NIH because of the importance of finding cures and better treatments for a host of deadly diseases” Lobbyists outside of the biomedical field say the community’s fervent support for the Harkin bill is understandable even if its prospects may be slim “Biomedical advocates are so beaten down by a decade of flat funding that they will grab for anything they can get” says Joel Widder of Federal Science Partners a boutique government relations firm in Washington DC An end to the sequester The effort to exempt NIH from the Budget Control Act assumes that the law will remain in place But one major player in the budget game President Obama appears to be preparing a major push to unplug the automatic sequestration mechanism that enforces it Last week Shaun Donovan director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) told reporters that "we’ve cut too much" and that the White House is looking to strike a “larger agreement [with Congress] around relieving sequester" The carrot for Republicans he said would be cuts in some mandatory spending programs Administration officials argue that the 2011 law has done its job: Last week OMB announced that the budget deficit for 2014 was $483 billion the lowest since 2008; at 28% of GDP it’s below the average for the past 40 years Instead of levying further cuts they add it’s time to make the sort of investments—in research education and infrastructure—that will produce long-term economic growth How large an investment Obama will propose is hard to predict—as is whether Congress would be willing to go along But given the president’s plummeting popularity and the likely Republican gains in next month’s election some observers say the White House may find itself on the sidelines as a Republican Congress tackles federal spending over the next 2 years ScienceInsider’s After Election 2014 series will look at a range of issues that will be on policymakers’ agenda once the voters have spoken on 4 November Look for stories on: Preview: Newcomers Jamshedpur FC and defending champions ATK would look to lock their first win of the season when they take on each other inthe Indian Super League File image of Jamshedpur FC players ISL The two teams are based 300 kilometres apart but only a point separates them after their first two games Jamshedpur in fact are a point more than the defending champions with two draws in two games but they have not yet scored in 180 minutes of football ATK on the other hand started their campaign with a 0-0 draw against Kerala Blasters before succumbing to a 1-4 home loss at the hands of FC Pune City Two English managers Steve Coppell and Teddy Sheringham who both played for Manchester United will lock horns and it will be a big occasion for Jamshedpur as they play their first game at home "I’ve seen that the stadium gets packed in Jharkhand when a cricket match takes place here so it would be amazing to see the stadium packed for a football match too We are very proud to be part of this historic match" Jamshedpur midfielder Mehtab Hossain said Coppell hinted that fans will see a slightly different approach at home compared to the first two games which Jamshedpur played away from home "Now the onus is on us as the home team to go for the three points and that is what we will do tomorrow" he said Sheringham spoke about the experience of travelling to the city on a train and was impressed with the facilities at Jamshedpur However he said he was disappointed with the loss in the previous game "It’s an important match for us especially after that loss but you brush yourselves off and prepare for the next game and that’s what we’ve done" he said ATK have been found wanting up front and Sheringham said that his main striker Robbie Keane was still out with injury with the verdict being that he was "hoping to have him back soon" Keane’s return becomes vital for the side because Finnish striker Njazi Kuqi has been misfiring Fourteen of ATK’s 23 shots have been off target in their campaign so far and despite keeping meaningful possession their defence was caught napping on multiple occasions against Pune City after a solid display in the opener Mumbai: Islam is in danger due to their depraved minds which was much superior to that of Messi’s (0” throwing down the gauntlet before their debut Test at Bengaluru 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