ID theft hits all time high, consumers shift blame to institutions

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The 2018 Identity Fraud Study released by San Francisco-based Javelin Strategy & Research, revealed identity fraud victims increased by 8% (rising to 16.7 million U.S. consumers) in the last year.The online survey of 5,000 U.S. consumers found despite industry efforts to prevent identity fraud, fraudsters effectively altered course to net 1.3 million more victims in 2017, with the amount stolen rising to $16.8 billion. The rising ID theft trend caused consumers to shift the perceived responsibility for preventing fraud from themselves to other entities, such as their financial institution or the companies storing their data.With the evolution to EMV cards and terminal, the types of identity fraud continued to swing away from brick-and-mortars to online opportunities.last_img read more

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ISDH daily COVID-19 update

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health says 474 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and private laboratories. The total is now at 3,039 Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. To date, 16,285 tests have been reported.  Seventy-eight Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.Marion County had the most new cases, at 192. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Decatur (10), Clark (11), Floyd (13), Hamilton (21), Hendricks (24) and Lake (28). Decatur County now has 58 cases, Franklin County is at 45, and Ripley County has 39 positives cases total.  Decatur County reports 3 deaths, Franklin County 6, and 1 for Ripley County.last_img read more

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Tower team consider options

first_img He added: “I think you’ll find if any of mine win at Cheltenham, they will probably be given the rest of the season off and I think he deserves that. “We’re just keeping our options open for next season. We could either stay over hurdles or go over fences and we’ll just see where we are nearer the time.” Press Association Leading owner Barry Connell is undecided on what route to pursue next term with Martello Tower after confirming his Cheltenham Festival hero will not run again this season. center_img The Margaret Mullins-trained seven-year-old clinched the fourth success of an excellent campaign when toughing it out in the Albert Bartlett at Prestbury Park on Gold Cup day and Connell feels his charge has done enough for the year. Connell said: “We were obviously delighted with him and we’ve decided to give him a good break now, so he’s finished for the season.” last_img read more

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Scratchers secure no. 2

first_imgMOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Batangas wrapped up its run with a 4-6 record.Go for Gold faces Che’Lu Bar and Grill on Thursday to decide the top seed while Marinerong will take on Centro Escolar University for the No. 3 position.First Game:GO FOR GOLD 86—Reyes 19, Wong 14, Banal 13, Pili 12, Publico 10, Tolentino 5, Porter 4, Salem 4, Cipriano 3, Gaco 2.MARINERONG-TIP 71—Tratter 16, Enguio 10, Manalang 9, Ndiaye 9, Jackson 7, Palencia 7, Johnson 5, Medina 4, Napoles 4, Matignas 0, B. Santos 0, Thiele 0.Quarters: 13-14, 36-35, 61-43, 86-71Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More athletes, more medals; Tabora pulls out Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced A Vince Tolentino foul shot with 7:11 to play gave the Scratchers their biggest lead of 23 points, 69-46.Jai Reyes topscored for Go for Gold with 19 points that went with eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Dan Wong also chipped in 14 points while Gab Banal impressed with 13 points in his return from a two-game absence.“If we play defense, we’ll have a chance to win every game,” said Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu.In the second game, Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo kept AMA Online Education winless this conference after a 91-78 rout. Go for Gold secured the No. 2 spot in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with an 86-71 trouncing of Marinerong Pilipino-TIP on Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Scratchers held the Engineers to just eight points in the third quarter as they stretched their lead to 18 points entering the payoff period.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Stephen Curry defends professional athletes speaking out on issues

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Warriors’ star spent most of his day flying across the country and then completing a 90-minute practice. That did not inhibit Stephen Curry, however, from spending the rest of his Wednesday evening doing something familiar in the nation’s capital.Instead of sticking to sports, Curry talked about issues that have remained divisive nationally. …last_img

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Living Iridescence Dazzles Scientists

first_imgThe flashing colors of butterflies and birds (peacocks being the classic example) do not come from pigments, but from black structures on a microscopic scale.  How and why they do it is of great interest to scientists and engineers.  Susan Milius explored this topic in Science News this week.1    The basic principle behind iridescence, whether it be on a peacock’s tail, a Morpho butterfly or swallowtail butterfly wing (11/18/2005) or an undersea comb jelly (12/19/2005) is an optical trick.  Tiny repeating structures on the wing or feather reflect light in ways that cancel some wavelengths and accentuate others.  The structures, called photonic crystals (10/13/2003, 01/29/2003) may look under an electron microscope like “rows of Christmas trees, fields of lattice-work honeycombs, [and] bristles that work like fiber-optic cables (but better).”  The optical effects can even work using light humans cannot see: ultraviolet or circularly-polarized light.    A beetle that knows the latter trick was reported by Science Daily and PhysOrg and mentioned in the Science News article.  It has a name to match its shimmering green glow: Chrysina gloriosa.  The crystal structure resembles that of diamonds.  Milius said the beetle’s decor reflects both left-handed and right-handed circularly polarized light.  (Read about another photonic beetle in the 01/19/2007 entry.)    Scientists and engineers have been hunting for a “champion” photonic crystal that has the ideal qualities of a glittering diamond.  They may have found it in this beetle, the PhysOrg article said.  The crystals are made not of carbon, but of chitin – similar to fingernail material – but arranged in diamond-like crystals that reflect green light from all directions.  The composite effect of green shimmering light is achieved by the beetle’s “ingenious engineering strategy.”  Though “Nature uses very simple strategies to design structures to manipulate light,” one researcher said, they are “structures that are beyond the reach of our current abilities.”    How scientists would love to imitate this engineering strategy!  Why?  Get ready – we could have ultrafast computers that run on light instead of electricity.  Optical integrated circuits with switches running at the speed of light could outperform electrons by orders of magnitude.  A photonic computer could solve some problems in seconds that would take years on an electronic computer.  Connect these light-speed computers to a fiber-optic network (11/16/2007) using cables with specs like those of the Venus flower basket sea sponge (07/08/2005 – “the most perfect design I have ever seen” – 04/05/2006), and we would have the makings of a new generation of ultrafast computers running on an ultrafast internet.    Other devices could change color depending on the presence of gases or vapors, without the need for electricity.  And imagine the optical effects gadgets of the future could achieve by imitating nature’s photonic crystals – in toys, theaters and stage productions, electronic devices, medical sensors and who knows what else.  We only have to recall the applications that sprung out of the invention of the laser to imagine what might become possible with these biologically-inspired tricks of light.    In her article, Susan Milius speculated about possible reasons animals use photonic crystals.  The simplistic answer is to attract mates.  But it seems costly for peacocks and moths to build and maintain these precision structures, and flashing one’s presence poses the risk of attracting predators instead of lovers.  Does the male put on this show to signal his genetic fitness or health?  It’s not clear the brilliant iridescent colors signal any kind of information an animal brain would find useful.  Maybe the lights are just beautiful.  Milius used a subtitle that said, “Iridescence could be pretty meaningful—or maybe just pretty.”1.  Milius, Susan, “How They Shine,” Science News, 173:28, pp. 26-29, June 7, 2008. It is wonderfully inspiring to hear about nature’s incredible designs.  Most articles, though, toss a fly in the ointment by speculating about evolution.  The Science News article, for instance, claimed that “birds, beetles, butterflies and plenty of other creatures evolved cutting-edge optical systems long before modern technology did.”  Later, it said, “The animals’ devices come from millions of years of evolutionary trial and error”.  Puke attack.    Darwinists, stop stealing the light show.  This is intelligent design science from start to finish.  Design detection, reverse engineering and biomimetics all stem from the premise that the universe, earth and life show evidence of intelligent design.  This is not religious.  If you call it religion, we will return the favor and accuse the Darwinists of believing in mythical millions of years, magical mutations and voodoo selection.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Play for Team SA on Football Fridays!

first_imgTo start getting excited about the biggest sporting show on the planet – arriving on African soil for the first time on Friday, 11 June 2010.To start supporting the African team that will run out onto the pitch at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium on that day – Bafana Bafana.To start getting ready to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelling football fans, and hundreds of millions of television viewers, to the southern tip of Africa. Where did the idea come from? According to Wikipedia, Casual Friday (or Dress-down Friday, or simply Casual Day) is “an American and Canadian custom which has spread to other parts of the world, wherein some offices celebrate a semi-reprieve from the constrictions of a formal dress code.” South Africa celebrates Casual Day on the first Friday of September each year (coinciding with the arrival of Spring) as a way of raising money, awareness and support for people with disabilities. On 24 April 2009, South African hotel group Southern Sun launched Football Fun Days, encouraging its 6 000 staff members to don their favourite football jersey every Friday, in order to “start ‘living’ the message that soon we will be hosting the world’s largest football event.” In August 2009, at the 2010 National Communication Partnership conference in Johannesburg, South Africa’s major 2010 partners acknowledged the power and simplicity of Southern Sun’s initiative, and decided to take it national, under the banner of the Fly the Flag for Football campaign that was launched in April. Speaking at the conference, 2010 Organising Committee chairman Irvin Khoza urged South Africans to appreciate the enormity of the World Cup, and to make the most of the event to promote the country and the continent in all its energy and diversity. “Think of the tournament as a 30-day commercial for South Africa,” Khoza said. “A 30-day television commercial to be watched by a cumulative audience of billions around the globe. This is the scale of the opportunity for South Africans to present this country effectively and proactively.” Now it’s up to us – each one of us – to determine how strong the message, how powerful the impact, of our “30-day commercial”. The Fridays are fast ticking down until the 2010 Fifa World Cup kick-off, and South Africans are being urged to mark each one by “dressing down” in a way that will come naturally to a sports-crazy population – by wearing a football shirt to work (or play).What is Football Fridays? It’s a call to all South Africans to get behind the 2010 Fifa World Cup: Wear one, tell your friends to wear one, tell your work colleagues to wear one, tell your kids to wear one. Kids, tell your parents to wear one. Get one for your dog to wear.Get interested. Get excited. Get talking – about the team whose shirt you’re wearing. About your favourite players. About football … Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materialcenter_img Because it’s all about football. And being part of the same team: Team South Africa.Anything else I should be doing?Don’t let us hold you back! We want to show the world what Team South Africa is about. So: wear a makarapa. Blow a vuvuzela. Fly the South African flag. Practise singing the South African anthem. Get ready to be a good host in 2010!Can I wear any football shirt? Yes. Obviously, we’d prefer it if it were a Bafana Bafana shirt. But whether it displays the colours of the national team or of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Real Madrid or Man United, by wearing it each Friday, you’ll be showing your true colours as a supporter of South Africa 2010.Why Football Fridays? Because as events go, as audience goes, as media coverage goes, it doesn’t come bigger than the football World Cup. Pulling it off is going to take a Team South Africa effort. And because we won’t get another chance like this to show the world that we can. That Africa is not just about war, disease, poverty or crime. That we’re a country and a continent that’s alive with warmth, energy, resources, resourcefulness, resilience, ambition, ubuntu. Possibility.Who’s behind Football Fridays? Football Fridays is a joint initiative of the country’s major 2010 partners: What should I do for Football Fridays? Wear a football shirt to work (or play) on Friday – every Friday between now and the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on Friday, 11 June 2010. Got that sorted? Now go have some fun: The 2010 Fifa World Cup SA Organising CommitteeThe Government Communication and Information SystemSouth African TourismThe International Marketing Council of South AfricaThe South African Broadcasting Corporationlast_img read more

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Klaassen Its impossible to compare me with Xavi Kroos

first_imgWerder Bremen star Davy Klaassen reckons it’s “impossible” for him to be compared to fellow midfielders Xavi Hernandez and Toni KroosThe Netherlands international has a knack for being creative at the heart of the midfield which has won him plenty of admirers.In fact, Dutch legend Johan Cruyff even went as far as comparing Klaassen to Xavi and Kroos before his passing in 2016.But Klaassen insists comparisons with the Barcelona legend and Real Madrid star are wide off the mark.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“No, I think it’s impossible to compare players at all,” Klaassen told SportsMax.“But I think it’s even more impossible to compare anyone to Xavi and Kroos.“I think it’s impossible because they are some of the best midfielders in the world. So, yeah it’s nice that he said it. But yes, I think it’s impossible.”After joining Breman from Everton in the summer, Klaassen has managed three goals and assists in 13 appearances.last_img read more

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