All eyes were on Prince William and Prince Harry as the brothers publicly reunited for the first time in over a year at Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday.
The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex walked behind their grandfather’s coffin beside their cousin Peter Phillips, who is the only son of Princess Anne, at the beginning of the procession before the funeral.
The brothers have been separated by physical distance over the past year after the Duke of Sussex stepped back as a working member of the royal family and the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
After the funeral service concluded, Harry was pictured walking and speaking with both William and the Duchess of Cambridge:
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Meghan Markle was unable to attend the funeral service because her physician recommend that she not fly, since she is pregnant with the couple’s second child, a girl. A spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost on Saturday that the Duchess of Sussex watched the funeral from the couple’s home in California.
She also sent along a handwritten note with a wreath from the couple that was laid at the funeral.
The original news that the two brothers, whose relationship has been strained recently, would not walk side by side at the funeral created a bit of a stir earlier in the week.
“These are practical changes rather than sending a signal,” Buckingham Palace told People magazine on Thursday. “This is a funeral and we are not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama. The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty’s wishes as well as the personal wishes of The Duke.”
“I love William to bits. He’s my brother, we’ve been through hell together ... but we were on different paths,” he said at the time. “The relationship is space, at the moment. And, you know, time heals all things, hopefully.”
“CBS This Morning” host Gayle King, who is a friend of the Sussexes, said that Harry had spoken with his father and brother after the interview, though conversations were “not productive.”
Facebook’s oversight board, which on Wednesday upheld the company’s ban of former President Donald Trump, also had some harsh words for its corporate sponsor: Facebook. “In applying a vague, standardless penalty and then referring this case to the Board to resolve, Facebook seeks to avoid its responsibilities,” the board wrote in its decision. But critics aren't convinced that the board's decision represents a triumph of accountability. Many, in fact, see its narrow focus on one-off content issues as a distraction from deeper problems such as Facebook's massive power, its shadowy algorithms that can amplify hate and misinformation and more serious and complicated questions about government regulation. “It's much easier to talk about Donald Trump" than about Facebook's business, said Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson, a longtime critic of Facebook. “They want to keep us in conversation about this piece of content or that piece of content, that this is about freedom of speech rather than about algorithms amplifying certain types of content, which has nothing to do with freedom of speech." The board, Robinson said, is “is a ruse to stave off regulatory action." Coming after months of deliberation and nearly 10,000 public comments on the matter, the board's decision on Trump told Facebook to specify how long the suspensions would last, saying that its “indefinite” ban on Trump was unreasonable. The ruling, which gives Facebook six months to comply, effectively postpones any possible Trump reinstatement and puts the onus for that decision squarely back on the company. “They made the right choice,” said Yael Eisenstat, a former CIA officer who worked for six months in 2018 as Facebook’s global head for election-integrity operations for political advertising and is now a researcher at Betalab. But the focus on the oversight-board process, she said, gives Facebook exactly what it wants. "We’re diverting our time, attention and energy away from the more important discussion about how to hold the company accountable for their own tools, designs and business decisions that helped spread dangerous conspiracy theories,” she said. Facebook said it has publicly made clear that the oversight board is not a replacement for regulation. “We established the independent Oversight Board to apply accountability and scrutiny of our actions,” the company said in a statement. “It is the first body of its kind in the world: an expert-led independent organization with the power to impose binding decisions on a private social media company.” One major source of concern among Facebook critics: The oversight board reported that the company refused to answer detailed questions about how its technical features and advertising-based business model might also amplify extremism. The watchdog group Public Citizen said it was troubling that Facebook declined, for instance, to say how its news feed affected the visibility of Trump’s posts. “Not everybody sees what any individual posts, so the algorithms decide who sees it, how they see it, when they see it and Facebook presumably has all kinds of information about the engagement levels,” said Robert Weissman, the group’s president. “The company owes us all a post mortem on the way Facebook is used and operated — did it amplify what Trump was saying and contribute to the insurrection.” Another worry: How Facebook's actions resonate overseas. The board looks at whether Facebook’s decisions are accountable to international human rights norms as well as the company’s own policies. “The question that everybody’s asking is if Facebook is in a lucrative market and is confronted with a political leader who incites violence, will Facebook choose human rights and human safety above its bottom line?” said Chinmayi Arun, a fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. “It’s fair to say a former U.S. president is not the only world leader seen as inciting violence.” Facebook created the oversight panel to rule on thorny content issues following widespread criticism of its mishandling of misinformation, hate speech and nefarious influence campaigns on its platform. The Trump decision was the board's 10th since it began taking on cases late last year. The board’s nine previous decisions have tended to favour free expression over the restriction of content. The company funds the board through an “independent trust.” Its 20 members, which will eventually grow to 40, include a former prime minister of Denmark, the former editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper, plus legal scholars, human rights experts and journalists. The first four board members were directly chosen by Facebook. Those four then worked with Facebook to select additional members. Facebook's most prominent critics — including misinformation researchers, academics and activists — are notably missing from the roster. “These are very smart and capable people who put themselves on this board,” Robinson said. But, he said, "the oversight board is a bunch of Mark Zuckerberg consultants. He hired them, he paid for them and he can get rid of them if he wants to.” Board spokesman Dex Hunter-Torricke urged critics to judge the board on the decisions it makes. “This is not a group of people who feel any obligation to go soft on the company," said Hunter-Torricke, who previously served as a speechwriter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In Wednesday's decision, he added, "the board has very clearly said Facebook broke the rules as well as Mr. Trump, and that’s not appropriate,” ___ Associated Press Writer David Klepper contributed to this story. Barbara Ortutay And Matt O'Brien, The Associated Press
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 6 (ANI): Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, the police on Thursday seized 25 vials of Remdesivir from six offenders in five different raids conducted across the North Divison of Karnataka's Bengaluru, the police said.
SYDNEY, Australia — Jarryd Hayne, a rugby league star who also played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, has been sentenced to at least three years and eight months in jail for the sexual assault of a woman in 2018. Hayne was found guilty in March of two counts of sexual assault. A judge ruled on Thursday that Hayne should be jailed for five years, nine months with a non-parole period of three years and eight months. After the sentencing was announced, Hayne was taken away by corrective services officials. Hayne was found not guilty of the two more serious charges of aggravated sexual assault without consent inflicting actual bodily harm. The 33-year-old Hayne had denied assaulting the woman in the bedroom of her home in Newcastle, north of Sydney, in September 2018. Court testimony said Hayne had a taxi waiting out front of the woman's home while he was with her. In handing down the sentence, District Court Judge Helen Syme said she found that Hayne was fully aware that the victim was not consenting and proceeded anyway. “The reliability and honesty of the victim’s evidence was tested at length and in my view, her reliability was not in doubt. She said no several times,” Syme said. “The use of force was such that the victim had no prospect of stopping him physically. He was at least twice her weight at 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and an athlete at the top of his form. The offender was fully aware the victim was not consenting." Hayne was a two-time player of the year in Australia’s National Rugby League. He also had a season in the NFL with the 49ers. He represented Australia and was a star for New South Wales in the annual State of Origin series against Queensland. Hayne left the NRL and spent a season with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL before returning to rugby league via a brief stint with Fiji’s rugby sevens squad in 2016. He has not played in the NRL since his contract with Parramatta expired in 2018. From his time with the 49ers, Hayne was in court over a rape-related incident in December 2015. He later settled a civil case in which it was alleged he had assaulted a woman in California. The case was dropped after the parties reached a “mutually agreeable settlement.” The woman launched civil action after authorities failed to gather enough evidence to proceed with criminal charges. The woman’s attorney said “the parties reached a mutually agreeable settlement” but that the terms were private. Hayne at the time said he “unequivocally and vehemently denies the allegations." ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
SITA, the technology provider for the air transport industry, has signed a partnership with AOKpass, currently the world’s most operationally advanced health pass platform and app. Working together with other key players in the global travel ecosystem, the partners, including AOKpass launch partners International SOS/MedAire and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), will jointly facilitate a safer and more efficient return to cross-border travel at scale.
HAMILTON, Ontario, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (TSXV:RHT or OTC:RQHTF or WKN:A2AJTB) (“Reliq” or the “Company”), a rapidly growing global telemedicine company that develops innovative Virtual Care solutions for the multi-billion dollar Healthcare market, today announced that it has four new Skilled Nursing Facility clients in the Southern United States, and is expanding its Care Management team in response to significant demand for the Company’s Care Management Services. “We are very pleased to be working with these four new Skilled Nursing Facilities and expect to begin onboarding their patients next month,” said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. “Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) were among the hardest hit by the global pandemic, but thanks to the successful vaccine rollout in the US they are now able to resume operations and focus on offering new, proactive healthcare options to their patients. Using our iUGO Care platform, SNFs can provide discharged patients with Transitional Care Management, Remote Patient Monitoring, Annual Wellness Visits and other services aimed at preventing readmissions and proactively managing chronic conditions to improve health outcomes. These services create new, high margin revenue streams for Skilled Nursing Facilities while also improving patient satisfaction, and help SNFs avoid significant financial penalties assessed by Medicare and Medicaid for preventable readmissions. The average revenue for Reliq for these clients is $50 USD per patient per month.” The Company also announced that it is expanding its Care Management Team in response to rapidly growing demand for its Care Management Services. “During the pandemic we have had all of our Care Managers working from their own homes, and that has been very successful,” said Dr. Crossley. “This is very good news for Reliq in terms of scaling up our Care Management Services as it means that we can hire Care Managers in any US State, and will not be limited by a finite pool of qualified personnel in a single area. We’re excited to see the increasing demand for Care Management, our premium product which generates an average revenue of $100 USD per patient per month.” Reliq Health Reliq Health Technologies is a rapidly growing global telemedicine company that specializes in developing innovative Virtual Care solutions for the multi-billion dollar Healthcare market. 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SEATTLE — The clubhouse celebration that awaited John Means was more than 50 years in the making for the Baltimore Orioles and more like a playoff berth being clinched rather than a Wednesday win in May. Only a wild pitch in the dirt kept the Orioles from celebrating perfection. That's how dominant Means was in throwing the major leagues' third no-hitter of the season in Baltimore's 6-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. A franchise still in the midst of a rebuild with little to celebrate in recent seasons was happy to put the spotlight on its tall lefty who overmatched the Mariners with an array of unhittable fastballs, breaking pitches and a terrific changeup. No, it wasn't perfection. But it was about as close as it comes. “I never really thought I’d be here. I’d always write MLB player when I was a kid on the sheet when asked what you wanted to do when you’re older, but I never thought it was a reality,” Means said. “And now that it is, and now I’m able to throw this, it’s crazy and I don’t even know how to describe it.” This wasn't a fluke performance — Means has been one of the best pitchers in the American League to start this season. This was domination. Means (4-0) struck out 12 and walked none. Seattle’s only baserunner was Sam Haggerty after he raced to first after swinging at a curveball in the dirt for strike three with one out in the third inning. The 1-2 pitch bounced away from catcher Pedro Severino and ended up being the only blemish that separated Means from a perfect game. Haggerty wasn’t on base long, getting thrown out attempting to steal second. It was Means' first complete game in 44 career big league starts, and he said he couldn't care less that it wasn’t a perfect game. Means pitched the first non-perfect no-hitter in which the opposing team did not reached on a walk, hit by pitch or error, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Means threw 79 strikes among 113 pitches, including first-pitch strikes to 26 of 27 batters. When Seattle did make contact against the 28-year-old left-hander, it was weak and there were no threats to fall in for a hit. Means lowered his ERA to 1.37 and became the first individual Orioles pitcher to toss a no-hitter since Jim Palmer against Oakland on Aug. 13, 1969. It was the 10th no-hitter in franchise history, including six as Baltimore after four as the St. Louis Browns. “It’s such a crazy feeling. It’s such a whirlwind of an experience. I don’t think I’ve been able to process it yet,” Means said. “But to be in the same breath as Palmer, I don’t think that it gets much better than that.” In a season in which batters are on track to hit a record-low .234, Means joined a no-hit club that includes San Diego right-hander Joe Musgrove at Texas on April 9 and Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón against Cleveland on April 14. In addition, Arizona left-hander Madison Bumgarner pitched a seven-inning no-hitter against Atlanta on April 25, but that is not recognized as an official no-hitter by Major League Baseball because the game did not go at least nine innings, shortened under pandemic rules in effect for a second straight season. It's the first time since 1969 there have been three complete game no-hitters this early in the season. “Really can’t put into words what the last three outs, seeing how the teammates embraced him,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “Our clubhouse after the game, it was like we clinched a playoff spot.” The closest Seattle came to a hit through six innings was J.P. Crawford's short fly ball in the sixth that centre fielder Cedric Mullins caught with a slide. Kyle Lewis provided a threat with a drive leading off the eighth that Austin Hays caught on the left-field warning track. Means got a popout from Dylan Moore, struck out Haggerty swinging and induced a soft liner from Crawford to end it, setting off a wild celebration with his teammates on the mound and a standing ovation from the crowd. “He was good. He was really good,” Seattle's Kyle Seager said. “He was in control. I don’t think we had hardly any balls that were close to being hits.” Baltimore’s previous no-hitter came on July 13, 1991, when Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson combined for a 2-0 victory at Oakland. Means had never pitched beyond seven innings in a big league start. “When I started the (ninth) I got a little bit of the Jell-O legs, just a little bit, started to kind of feel a little wobbly,” Means said. “But once I did get that first pitch I was able to lock in again.” D.J. Stewart and Ramón Urias had third-inning RBI singles against Yusei Kikuchi. Pat Valaika hit a solo homer off Kikuchi (1-2) in the sixth, and Trey Mancini connected for a three-run shot against Aaron Fletcher in the eighth. It was Mancini's sixth homer in a season that marked his return from colon cancer surgery. TRAINER’S ROOM Mariners: RHP Keynan Middleton was placed on the 10-day injured list due to a biceps strain but the initial belief is it will be a short stint on the IL. Middleton left his relief appearance in the ninth inning on Tuesday night after just four pitches. Manager Scott Servais said it appears not to be a significant injury and Middleton should be back after the 10 days. UP NEXT Orioles: Opens a four-game series at home against Boston on Friday. RHP Matt Harvey (3-1, 4.06 ERA) starts the opener. Mariners: Starts a five-game trip on Friday at Texas but has not announced a starter. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tim Booth, The Associated Press
Improved or stable commercial performance across all main products in TDC Group as well as continued cost savings resulted in a small decline in EBITDA in Q1 (-1.8% YoY)TDC Group’s operating expenses improved by 11.5% YoY in Q1, driven by cost reductions across TDC Group, primarily in Nuuday (13.7%) Capex decreased by 27.6% YoY, driven by reduced costs following the completion of last year’s mobile network 5G-swap as well as lower activity in fibre rollout due to COVID-19Leverage for DKT Finance was 5.3x (5.3x in Dec 2020) and for TDC A/S 3.6x (3.5x in Dec 2020). Additional RCF of DKK 2.577m was raised in Q1 to secure sufficient liquidity to cash flows the next 24 months – including operations, investment programs and maturing funding in 2022TDC NET’s EBITDA totaled DKK 1,154m, increasing by 72m from Q4 2020 to Q1, however a decrease of 1.4% compared to the same period last year YoY revenue declined by 5.2%, driven by mainly fewer customer installations due to COVID-19 and continued decline on legacy productsGross profit decreased by 2.5% YoY, as the GP margin improved due mainly to growing revenues in mobility services and lower revenues from low margin productsOperating expenses decreased by 5.2% YoY in Q1, as costs related to the separation of TDC decreased as part of our focus on optimising our organisation TDC NET’s capex decreased by 26.3% YoY in Q1, driven by the YoY effect of the 5G swap as well as lower activity in fibre rollout due to COVID-19 and weather conditions - 17k homes were passed with fibre in Q1. The fibre rollout is regaining the pace and homes passed with fibre are expected to be back on a similar level to previous quarters in Q2Best mobile network TDC NET committed to invest DKK 795m in the latest spectrum auction, which will give us a strong foundation to further develop Denmark's best mobile network for consumers, businesses and institutions throughout the country. TDC NET was the only company in the auction to acquire spectrum on all five frequency bands TDC NET was awarded best mobile network in Denmark by Teknologisk Institut (Danish Technological Institute) for the 6th consecutive year. In addition, in the latest tests done by Tutela, TDC NET had the best mobile network in the Nordics Nuuday EBITDA declined by 7.0% in Q1 YoY, driven mainly by fewer RGUs in low-speed broadband and landline voice within our mature services segment. Nuuday’s revenue declined by 3.3% YoY in Q1 driven by the structural decline in mature services, e.g. landline voice, low-speed broadband and traditional TV packages.Gross profit declined by 11.4% YoY in Q1 while showing a flat development compared to Q4 2020 declining 0.3%. The mature services, primarily low-speed broadband and landline voice were also the main driver of the YoY gross profit decline. This was partly offset by a 1.1% increase in TV gross profit YoY. In Q1 YoY, Nuuday reduced operating expenses by 13.7% driven by significant reductions in personnel cost along with savings across opex categories. Capex declined by 26.2% in Q1 YoY driven by lower costs related to customer installations and lower investments in privately owned networks and IT.In Q1, Nuuday maintained its position as market leader across all products with small changes in market shares, prompted by positive trends in YouTV and Eesy following their launch in 2H 2020. Conference call details A conference call will be held on 06 May 2021 at 14:30 CET. Presentation material will be available prior to the conference call on www.tdcgroup.com Dial-in details: +45 32 72 51 67 - Meeting ID: 256 316 081# Webcast: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YWM1M2I2ZDQtNzdhNC00OWQzLTg2NTgtYzcyZGQxZTdhYzhh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22e8dcf6e6-3acc-4af9-9cb2-77f688cb688b%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22e3bc77b8-3126-4e3f-b136-3297ef0a91d3%22%7d For investor enquiries: +45 66 63 76 80For media enquiries: +45 70 20 35 10 This notification is made by Klaus Rose, Treasury Analyst at TDC A/S. TDC tickers Reuters TDC.CO.Bloomberg TDC DC. Attachments Release 2 -2021 Q1 TDC Q1 2021 Financial Presentation DKTH_ER_Q1_2021
Press Release Nokia delivers managed infrastructure services for BDBOS* public safety network Nokia to manage infrastructure services for world’s largest TETRA network German national public safety network to undergo wholescale IP migration upgrade *Bundesanstalt für den Digitalfunk der Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben (BDBOS)/ Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio 6 May 2021 Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it has been selected to provide technical, maintenance and management services for the German nationwide BDBOS public safety digital radio network. Nokia launched successfully in December 2020 with all services and logistics sites equipped and ready for deployment, with employees trained and fully operational. Over an initial four-year contract, Nokia will support mission-critical communications infrastructure across German national, federal and local Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) agencies. By delivering an extensive range of managed infrastructure services, Nokia will ensure the highest levels of network availability. With responsibility for system upgrades at base station sites, Nokia will support a network-wide IP migration program that will involve more than 8,000 technical modifications. By delivering this service, as part of the BDBOS Midlife Upgrade program, Nokia will help to migrate Digitalfunk BOS network from TETRA TDM to IP. This will simplify system architecture, increase flexibility and facilitate integration with associated communications systems. Frank Buddrus, Vice President, BDBOS, said: “With its technical expertise, services track record and public safety domain knowledge, Nokia will help manage the next phase in the future of BOS Digitalfunknetz. We look forward to working in close partnership with Nokia to raise standards even higher in our service to German citizens and public safety organizations.” In addition to technical and maintenance services, Nokia will be responsible for process change and equipment life-cycle management, third-party equipment supply, network documentation, and data and service level management. It will also manage integration of third-party products and parties as well as close co-ordination with regulatory authorities. Friedrich Trawoeger, Vice President, Nokia Cloud and Cognitive Services, said: “It is highly prestigious for Nokia to work as a strategic partner with BDBOS on the Digitalfunknetz, which is a world-leading PPDR communications system. In addition to our services know-how, we will also bring our public safety experience, which incorporates knowledge of the specific process and procedure requirements essential for working in a high-profile, mission-critical public service environment. We look forward to help usher in a new era for BDBOS as we play our part in its migration into a more IP-based architecture.” The BDBOS network has more than 962,000 subscribers and handles approximately 47 million calls each month. The network enables fast, reliable nationwide, cross-organizational communications and facilitates efficient and safe implementation of complex missions – especially in crisis and disaster situations. The BDBOS network is the world’s largest based on the international TETRA standard, which incorporates more than 4,800 base stations and provides radio coverage for 99.2 percent of the Federal Republic of Germany. Nokia helps public safety agencies use broadband networks and digital technologies to improve the effectiveness of first responders, address threats proactively and make faster, more informed decisions. Nokia services and solutions enable PPDR agencies to bring new levels of intelligence, responsiveness and efficiency to public safety operations. Additional resources: Web page: Smarter networks for faster emergency responseWeb page: Nokia services About Nokia We create technology that helps the world act together.As a trusted partner for critical networks, we are committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. We create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world. About the Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS)The Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS) was founded on 2 April 2007. It reports to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community. The Federal Agency is headquartered in Berlin and has currently 770 workplaces. It is responsible for the construction, operation and development of the Public Safety Digital Radio. The network is financed jointly by federal and state governments. Since January 1, 2019, the federal agency has also been responsible for the operation of the federal networks. Media Inquiries: NokiaCommunicationsPhone: +358 10 448 4900Email: email@example.com
Evaluate, a leading provider of commercial intelligence and predictive analytics to the pharmaceutical industry, is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Bioscience Advisors Inc. (Biosci), a California-based data company focused on biopharma alliances. The acquisition will significantly expand the richness and quantity of biopharma deal data available to Evaluate clients, furthering Evaluate’s mission to provide the most complete and dynamic valuations of pharmaceutical assets.
One-Third of All Attacks Originated in Europe Arkose Labs Q2 2021 Fraud & Abuse Report To access the full Q2 2021 Fraud and Abuse Report, visit https://www.arkoselabs.com/resource/2021-q2-fraud-and-abuse-report/ LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arkose Labs, provider of online fraud and abuse prevention technology, today released new data on the latest fraud trends, revealing an increase in human-bot hybrid attacks. The Q2 Arkose Labs Fraud and Abuse Report, released today, also found that Europe was the top attacking geography, with more than one-third of all attacks originating there. Additionally, there was a significant amount of human-driven attacks originating from North America, which could indicate that many who were drawn to fraud to make money during lockdowns have continued on this path. “Many who dabbled in fraud in 2020 have continued to find the profession profitable and continue on with it instead of returning to legitimate work,” said Vanita Pandey, CMO at Arkose Labs. “There is an increasing amount of people who, while not pursuing fraud as a full-time job, are engaging in activities like fake reviews, disseminating fake information on social media and new user sign-up bonus abuse. This new face of fraud is emerging as a permanent part of the landscape.” “A significant number of attacks from Europe originated from Russia,” said Adrian Jenkins, Arkose Labs Regional Vice President, EMEA, “In Europe, attacks were focusing on online dating and gaming, with some of the top attackers, in addition to Russia, including The Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine and Turkey.” 2021 started off busy, with heightened attack volumes carrying over from the end of 2020. However, by the midpoint of Q1 there was a drop off in attacks in most industries - except technology, and media/streaming, which continue to see high fraud levels. At its peak, the Arkose Labs Network detected five million attacks daily during the first half of Q1. The overall attack rate dropped significantly as the quarter went on, from a peak of more than 30% of sessions being identified as malicious, to a much more manageable 17%. This was due to a respite from large scale, targeted bot attacks. Human-driven fraud however did increase slightly this quarter. Additional highlights from the report include: Increase in Human-Driven Fraud - Q1 saw a marked increase in human-based attacks from North America, especially in tech and media, which highlights the continuing presence of fraud farms in carrying out attacks. Humans are required to launch scams on these platforms, which they do by sending phishing messages or malicious links to good users seeking to place malware on their devices or extract sensitive information, which can then be resold at a large profit. Rise in Malicious Mobile Traffic - Higher levels of fraud originated from mobile devices in Q1, up to 28% of all attacks compared to 16.2% last quarter. This speaks to the importance of protecting the entire digital perimeter. A Diversification of Attack Type - While 2020 was dominated by account takeovers (ATOs) and login-based attacks, Q1 2021 saw a significant uptick in bots attacks for things like spam, info scraping, in-game abuse, inventory hoarding and API abuse, with a 36% increase in these types of attacks from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021. There was also a 28% increase in payments attacks during that same time period. Rise of the Cyborgs - The increase in humans launching attacks speaks to the increasing relevance of so-called “cyborg” attacks, with fraudsters deploying a mix of bots and fraud farms to successfully pull off attacks. Attack of the Smart Devices - In an effort to blend in and appear as legitimate traffic, fraudsters are hijacking the trove of new IPs associated with IoT-connected devices. These IPs are often from a geography not typically known for fraud attacks, such as North America. There were similar levels of attacks originating from Europe and Asia in Q1 2021, with Europe the top attacking geography, with over one third of all attacks. This is largely influenced by the consistent high attack levels seen emanating from Russia. The Q2 Arkose Labs Fraud and Abuse Report is based on actual user sessions and attack patterns that were analysed by the Arkose Labs Fraud and Abuse Prevention Platform from January through March 2021. These sessions, spanning account registrations, logins and payments from financial services, ecommerce, travel, social media, gaming and entertainment were analysed in real-time to provide insights into the evolving fraud and risk landscape. Unsophisticated bot attacks don’t result in a user session and thus have not been included in this report. The report focuses on attacks from fraud outlets that combine state-of-the-art technology with stolen identity credentials and human efforts. To access the full Q2 2021 Fraud and Abuse Report, please click here. To learn more about Arkose Labs and its Fraud and Abuse Defense Platform, visit www.arkoselabs.com. About Arkose Labs Arkose Labs bankrupts the business model of fraud. Recognised by Gartner as a 2020 Cool Vendor, its innovative approach determines true user intent and remediates attacks in real time. Risk assessments combined with interactive authentication challenges undermine the ROI behind attacks, providing long-term protection while improving good customer throughput. Arkose Labs is based in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in Brisbane, Australia and London, UK. For more information, visit www.arkoselabs.com or on Twitter @ArkoseLabs. Media Contacts:Paul Wilkearkose@uprightcomms.com+1-415-881-7995 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/676407b6-01b7-4f2b-9e38-08e3c0a46820
Free virtual event features speakers from Intel, Amazon, 24 Hours Fitness, Banco do Brasil, GridGain and moreFOSTER CITY, Calif., May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GridGain® Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache® Ignite® distributed database, today announced the keynote speakers for the first Ignite Summit, a virtual event taking place May 25, 2021. Experts from Amazon, 24 Hour Fitness, Intel, Banco do Brasil, GridGain and more will discuss the Apache Ignite technology and how organizations are using it to power modern, high-performance applications. GridGain also announced the addition of a pre-conference training day on May 24, 2021, when attendees can get hands-on, technical training from Apache Ignite experts. The conference and the pre-conference training day are free to attend, but attendees must register for a complimentary Ignite Summit pass. Organized by GridGain, the 2021 Ignite Summit is intended for developers and architects and members of the Apache Ignite community working with Apache Ignite, distributed databases or other in-memory computing solutions to solve application speed and scale challenges. Registration for the virtual event is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. “I have watched Apache Ignite mature from a few hundred users six years ago to a top Apache Software Foundation project and a popular distributed database with in-memory computation technology used by companies of all sizes, including industry leaders around the world,” said Dmitriy Setrakyan, Senior Software Development Manager at AWS, Apache Ignite PMC, GridGain Co-founder and a featured keynote speaker at the Summit. “Now it’s time for Ignite developers and users to meet at the first Ignite Summit, where attendees will have a rare opportunity to learn from leading innovators and practitioners about the power of this technology to shape the future.” Sample Keynote Speakers Dmitriy Setrakyan, Senior Software Development Manager at AWS, Apache Ignite PMC, GridGain Co-founder – “The Future of Elastic Databases”In this keynote, Dmitriy Setrakyan will focus on the state of the distributed database technologies, how they evolved over time to meet the demands of the limitless storage use cases of today, and the future of elastic databases built for the cloud. Craig Gresbrink, Solutions Architect at 24 Hour Fitness - “Apache Ignite as SaaS/Cloud System Integration Platform”When integrating SaaS/Cloud solutions, the lack of database query access forces developers to rely on vendor APIs that may not meet their business needs. In this talk, Craig Gresbrink will present the numerous challenges and limitations of this approach and discuss how 24 Hour Fitness benefitted from an implementation architecture that mirrored data from SaaS/Cloud solutions in Apache Ignite. He will also discuss the use of Ignite as a converged data store to solve unanticipated business needs, including the challenges faced when, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 24 Hour Fitness had to turn off monthly billing in a SaaS billing system designed for proration and retroactive billing. Evgeny Kharchenko, Technical Lead of FasterLab at Intel and Valentin Kulichenko, Apache Ignite PMC, GridGain Director of Product Management – “Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory: A Revolutionary Technology for Databases”Intel Optane Persistent Memory (PMem) offers affordable large storage capacity and support for data persistence. While configuring and using PMem is simple and straightforward, enabling database applications for it requires an understanding of workload demands and differences in operating modes. In this talk, Intel’s Evgeny Kharchenko will introduce major enhancements that came in the Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 series and will review its operating modes. GridGain’s Val Kulichenko will then share his vision for how advanced hardware technologies like PMem can influence the future of in-memory computing platforms and high-performance databases. Manoel Pereira de Lima Junior, IT Specialist and Solutions Manager, Banco do Brasil –“Apache Ignite for Complex Event Processing and Event-Driven Microservices”In 2017, Banco do Brasil began developing the omnichannel Horus platform and implemented a complex event processing (CEP) ecosystem based on Apache Ignite, JBoss Drools and other components. In this talk, Manoel Pereira de Lima Junior will review the history of the project, including building event-driven microservices and interface applications, to support monitoring, serving, and advertising for more than twenty-two million digital customers and visitors per month. The session will include a discussion of why Banco do Brasil adopted Apache Ignite as its base, the technologies required to support an omnichannel platform, and best practices. Pre-Conference Training Day Apache Ignite Essentials: Key Design Principles for Building Data-Intensive Applications – 8:00-10:00 AM PDTThis two-hour training is for Java developers and architects who build high-performance and data-intensive applications that are powered by Apache Ignite. During the course, attendees will be introduced to three of Apache Ignite's essential capabilities (data partitioning, affinity co-location, and co-located processing) and learn how to apply the newly acquired knowledge to increase the speed and scale of applications. How to Monitor and Manage Apache Ignite With GridGain Control Center – 10:00-12:00 PM PDTThis two-hour, hands-on training is for those wondering how to monitor and manage Apache Ignite clusters in production: what the most important metrics are, how to set up alerting and troubleshoot performance when the cluster is under a production load, and how to develop queries. During the training, attendees will set up a management and monitoring solution based on GridGain Control Center, an enterprise-grade tool for Ignite deployments. Event SummaryWhat: Virtual Ignite SummitWhen: May 25, 2021Where: OnlineRegister: Ignite Summit website Ignite Summit is organized by GridGain Systems, an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) sponsor. The ASF is a community sponsor of the Ignite Summit. About Apache IgniteApache Ignite is an open source in-memory computing platform that can be used as a distributed cache, an in-memory data grid, or as a standalone distributed in-memory database. Ignite delivers unprecedented speed, massive scalability, and real-time data access for both legacy and greenfield applications. Apache Ignite is used by American Airlines, Apple, Banco do Brasil, Bloomberg, Dreamworks, Dutch Railways, Homeaway, IBM, ING Bank, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Teradata, and UPS, among many others. For more information, visit ignite.apache.org. About GridGain SystemsGridGain developed and donated the original Ignite code to The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in 2014. GridGain is a Bronze Sponsor of the ASF, and members of the GridGain team are active contributors to the Apache Ignite project. For more information, visit gridgain.com. CONTACT:Brigit ValenciaFor GridGain Systemsmedia@gridgain.com (360) 597-4516 GridGain is a trademark or registered trademark of GridGain Systems, Inc. Apache, Apache Ignite, and Ignite are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that its FSP 3000 open line system (OLS) played a key role in a demo showcasing a real-time public safety application. In the METRO-HAUL field trial, AI-based thermal-imaging and pan-tilt-zoom video cameras were used to secure a surveillance area. Advanced video analytics and active camera control require the transport of high-bandwidth video and latency-critical control traffic to a remote control center. Using the ADVA FSP 3000 OLS with flexible micro-ROADMs as well as QuadFlex™ transponders, the demo featured a programmable metro network with edge nodes for time-critical computing. Conducted at Fraunhofer HHI’s test beds in Berlin as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) initiative’s METRO-HAUL project, the trial involved ADVA and several research center and university partners.
Marimekko Corporation, Press release, 6 May 2021 at 10.00 a.m. Marimekko and UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, are happy to announce a new limited edition capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2021. The UNIQLO x Marimekko collection, celebrating midsummer traditions, represents one of the spearhead collaborations for UNIQLO in 2021, and will be available from 19 May onward. The new capsule is inspired by the joy and optimism of Nordic midsummer. The collection features dresses and other timeless wardrobe staples as well as accessories for women and children in iconic, summery Marimekko patterns by Fujiwo Ishimoto, Maija Isola, Maija Louekari and Annika Rimala. Following the success of the earlier limited edition UNIQLO x Marimekko collaborations, the capsule combines Marimekko’s colorful and cheerful prints with UNIQLO’s high-quality, functional and accessible LifeWear made for all. The collection will be available in all UNIQLO markets except Japan, Indonesia, and India. Most of the licensing income from this collaboration has been recognized as revenue in 2020 in the Asia-Pacific region. Photos: https://mediabank.marimekko.fi/l/RB77fgQ5vFZM Read more: https://www.marimekko.com/eu_en/world-of-marimekko/latest-news/uniqlo-x-marimekko-spring-summer-2021 Further information: Asta Halme, Marimekko Communications Tel. +358 9 7587 233 firstname.lastname@example.org DISTRIBUTION: Key mediaAbout Marimekko Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware. When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. Marimekko products are sold in about 40 countries. In 2020, brand sales of the products worldwide amounted to EUR 285 million and the company's net sales were EUR 124 million. Roughly 150 Marimekko stores serve customers around the globe. The key markets are Northern Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and North America. The Group employs about 420 people. The company’s share is quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.marimekko.com About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand. With global sales of approximately 2.01 trillion yen for the 2020 fiscal year ending August 31, 2020 (US $19.06 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2020 rate of $1 = 105.4 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer. UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has more than 2,200 stores in 25 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K., U.S. and Vietnam. In addition, UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are more than 15 Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mostly located in Dhaka. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.