US Government Websites Restored After Pro-Islamic State Hack

Ohio officials have restored 11 government websites that were hacked with a message purporting to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

The Department of Administrative Services says affected websites were restored by Monday. They’d been hacked Sunday with a message that included: “I love the Islamic state.”

The Department of Public Safety says the FBI and US Department of Homeland Security are investigating the hacking.

US Government Websites Restored After Pro-Islamic State Hack
It affected websites for the governor and his wife, the lieutenant governor and the inspector general, as well as Ohio’s Medicaid and prisons agencies. The list also included sites for Ohio’s casino and facilities commissions, the offices of Health Transformation and Workforce Transformation, and the government streamlining effort LeanOhio.

The same message infiltrated government websites in Brookhaven, New York, and Howard County, Maryland.

 

US Government Websites Restored After Pro-Islamic State Hack

Ohio officials have restored 11 government websites that were hacked with a message purporting to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

The Department of Administrative Services says affected websites were restored by Monday. They’d been hacked Sunday with a message that included: “I love the Islamic state.”

The Department of Public Safety says the FBI and US Department of Homeland Security are investigating the hacking.

US Government Websites Restored After Pro-Islamic State Hack
It affected websites for the governor and his wife, the lieutenant governor and the inspector general, as well as Ohio’s Medicaid and prisons agencies. The list also included sites for Ohio’s casino and facilities commissions, the offices of Health Transformation and Workforce Transformation, and the government streamlining effort LeanOhio.

The same message infiltrated government websites in Brookhaven, New York, and Howard County, Maryland.

 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Says Excited to Keep Investing in India After Meeting PM Modi

American online retail giant Amazon, which has committed investments to the tune of $5 billion in India, will “keep investing and growing in India”, its chief Jeff Bezos has said.

After his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bezos tweeted: “Terrific meeting with @narendramodi. Always impressed, energized by optimism and invention in India. Excited to keep investing and growing.”

Bezos was among the 20 US business leaders who interacted with Modi as part of a roundtable interaction. Others in the group included Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google’s Sunder Pichai, John Chambers from Cisco, Shantanu Narayen from Adobe and Ajay Banga from MasterCard.

Amazon, which has recently completed four years of operations in India, is locked in an intense battle for leadership with homegrown e-tailer Flipkart.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Says Excited to Keep Investing in India After Meeting PM Modi
The company has been aggressively investing in setting up fulfilment centres across India to ensure speedy delivery to consumers. It has 41 such warehouses across 13 states.

Its seller base in the country has also increased to 2 lakh currently, from 100 in 2013.

Previously, Bezos has said the company will keep investing in the Indian market to strengthen technology and infrastructure.

“Our India team is moving fast and delivering for customers and sellers… It’s still Day 1 for e-commerce in India, and I assure you that we’ll keep investing in technology and infrastructure,” Bezos had said.

 

GTA V PC Modding Tool Open IV Is Back After Negative Reviews During Steam Summer Sale

GTA V PC creator Rockstar has had a tumultuous couple of weeks. Following Rockstar owner Take-Two’s heavy-handedness in dealing with user created modifications to GTA V’s single-player mode which resulted in the removal of popular PC modding tool Open IV, the studio had to step in to make things right.

According to a support post from Rockstar, Take-Two “generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties.”

It goes on to say that this will not apply to the following:

(i) multiplayer or online services (ii) tools, files, libraries, or functions that could be used to impact multiplayer or online services (iii) use or importation of other IP (including other Rockstar IP) in the project.

GTA V PC Modding Tool Open IV Is Back After Negative Reviews During Steam Summer Sale

Last week, Take-Two had handed a cease and desist letter to Krivoruchko. After this, Rockstar got in touch with Yuriy “Good-NDS” Krivoruchko the creator of popular GTA V modding tool Open IV to bring it back online, which it is right now.

Nonetheless, the move of taking down Open IV has hurt the Steam user reviews for GTA V. For a game that’s one of the best-selling on the platform, it’s sitting at a largely Overwhelmingly Negative rating at the moment, a point of concern considering that all this took place during the Steam Summer Sale, which doesn’t help Rockstar’s or Take-Two’s image.That hasn’t stopped it from being the second biggest seller on Steam though, right behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.

You can make your bones live after you

Rahul Sharma (name changed) teaches at Delhi University today thanks to a bone donor. He had lost a part of his thigh bone to cancer, and when the metal replacement became infected eight years later his only hope was a bone graft as he could not buy another implant for Rs 5 lakh.
Sharma was lucky the bone bank at AIIMS–India’s first–had bone tissue when he needed it. In its 18-year existence the bank has got only 32 donations, and none at all in the past two years.The number of patients needing bone grafts due to cancer, infection or injury has increased to 150-200 a year meanwhile.

“Those requiring small grafts are helped with residual bones collected from routine surgeries. For example, when a hip replacement is done we have to cut some of the bone to place metallic implants. it is saved for use in needy patients,” said Dr Rajesh Malhotra, professor of orthopaedics at AIIMS who started the bone bank in 1999. “For bigger grafts, say the pelvic bone, thigh bone or the knee cap, cadaver donation is the only source.”

Bones are easier to handle than other donated organs but traditions and religious beliefs stand in the way of donations. Unlike the heart and the kidneys that have to harvested within 6-8 hours of brain death, bones can be removed within 24 hours, and preserved for more than 20 years at -80 degrees Celsius. Also, one bone graft can be used to treat more than 15 persons. “Many people cite religious beliefs for declining bone donations, which is wrong. Many religious leaders support organ donation,” said Dr Aarti Vij, chief of Organ Retrieval and Banking Organisation (ORBO) at AIIMS. The donor’s body is not disfigured during bone extraction, doctors say . The shape and structure of limbs is restored with wooden rods and cotton wool stuffing. The bank waited two years for its first donor: “Our first bone donationcame in 2001 when the family of a 21year-old girl, who died of an acute asthma attack at a private hospital, volunteered to donate all organs, including bones. In the past two years we have not got a single bone donation,” said Malhotra.

AIIMS is trying to overcome people’s reluctance to bone donation with awareness.It held the first in a series of public lectures on Thursday and is training transplant coordinators to talk families into donating the bones of their deceased. Bone recipients like Sharma will also be involved in the campaign.

Apart from AIIMS, a few centres in south India and the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai have bone banks, but even they get very few donors.

Monsoon skin care tips: Know how to take care of Oily and Dry skin after scorching heat

New Delhi :  

Monsoon is a time where we feel the sudden change of weather giving people respite from scorching heat. It comes as a welcome break from the Intense heatwave but the accompanying humidity is known to play havoc with skin.

At this time the immunity level of the body becomes low. This season tends to infect the air, atmosphere, surroundings food and drinks that are the basic necessities for a person to live.

In the moist humid rainy weather Skin cannot be left behind and extra care should be taken. After bearing that extreme heat of the sun, those sunburns, tans, sweaty (and stinky) summer days this is the time when you have to get back to the original quality of skin.

 Know how to take care of Oily and Dry skin this Monsoon

So to combat this condition of your skin just follow these simple tips:

Dry skin type

-Drink as much water as you can.

-Make use of use rose water and glycerin to keep your skin healthy

– Do not make use of alcohol based toners

– Make sure that you moisturize your skin frequently

-Sunscreen lotion must be used even if the sun is not visible.

-Facials and bleaching make the skin rough during rains

Oily skin type

-Wash your face almost 3-4 times a day to get rid of the excess oil from your face

– Avoid using heavy cleansing products

– Use home remedies such as milk, lemon and honey etc that rejuvenates your skin and leaves it looking fresh and glowing.

– Use hot water to wash your face instead of cold or lukewarm water as it help in dissolving the oil on the skin in a better way

-Sunscreen lotion must be used even if the sun is not visible.

-Facials and bleaching make the skin rough during rains

Asia Stocks Fall On Oil Slump; China Shares Edge Higher After MSCI Inclusion

Sydney: A renewed slump in oil prices to seven-month lows put Asian investors on edge on Wednesday, overshadowing a decision by U.S. index provider MSCI to add mainland Chinese stocks to one of its popular benchmarks.

The slide in energy costs boosted bond prices and flattened yield curves as investors priced in lower inflation for longer, while safe-haven flows underpinned the U.S. dollar.

The spread between yields on U.S. five-year notes and 30-year bonds shrank to the smallest since 2007 as investors wagered the Federal Reserve might have to delay further rate hikes.

 MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.7 percent, with Australia’s commodity-heavy market down 1.1 percent. Japan’s Nikkei eased 0.2 percent.

Oil had shed 2 percent on Tuesday as increased supply from several key producers overshadowed high compliance by OPEC and non-OPEC producers on a deal to cut global output.

The drop took U.S. crude down 20 percent from its recent high and thus into official bear territory, a red flag to investors who follow technical trends.

On Wednesday, Brent was flat at $46.02 a barrel, while U.S. crude futures added 4 cents to $43.55.

The hit to energy stocks saw the Dow end Tuesday down 0.29 percent, while the S&P 500 eased 0.67 percent and the Nasdaq 0.82 percent. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were a fraction lower on Wednesday.

Asia Stocks Fall On Oil Slump; China Shares Edge Higher After MSCI Inclusion

The acceptance of some Chinese A shares into MSCI’s Emerging Markets Index was seen as a symbolic win for Beijing after three failed attempts. Yet the step is still a small one.

Only 222 stocks are being included and, with a weighing of just 5 percent, they will account for only 0.73 percent of the Emerging Markets Index.

MSCI estimated the change, which does not happen until June next year, would drive inflows of between $17 billion and $18 billion. China’s market cap is roughly $7 trillion.

The index provider set out a laundry list of liberalisation requirements before it would consider further expansion.

“We suspect that it will be a long time before this happens,” wrote analysts at Capital Economics in a note.

“While China’s weighting in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index may ultimately rise to 40 percent or so, this rise is likely to be slow,” they added. “The upshot is that any initial boost to equities is likely to be small.”

The initial reaction was indeed restrained, with China’s CSI300 index up 0.1 percent.

MSCI also said it would consult on adding Saudi Arabia to the benchmark and that Nigeria will remain a frontier market, But it shocked many emerging market investors by failing to upgrade Argentina from the frontier market category.

In currency markets, the flight from oil benefited the U.S. dollar — the two often move inversely. Against a basket of currencies, it was holding at 97.746 having touched a five-week peak overnight.

The euro stood at $1.1134 after hitting a three-week low, while the dollar was steady on the yen at 111.39.

Sterling was nursing losses at $1.2626. It took a spill after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney hosed down speculation that he might soon back higher interest rates, saying he first wanted to see how the economy coped with Brexit talks.