Roberto Martinez: Everton defender Phil Jagielka out for up to nine weeks

first_img England international Jagielka, 33, picked up the injury in the 2-1 loss at Arsenal on Saturday and although Martinez was pleased his knee cartilage and cruciate ligament remain unaffected, the Spaniard could be without his centre-back for the next two months. “I wouldn’t expect anything longer than eight to nine weeks,” Martinez said when asked about the defender’s recovery timetable. Everton defender Phil Jagielka could miss up to nine weeks with medial knee ligament damage, Toffees manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed. The injury will ensure England manager Roy Hodgson is unable to select Jagielka for the November friendlies with Spain and France while the defender’s club side could be without their skipper for the remainder of the calendar year. However, Martinez was upbeat about the severity of the problem amid initial concerns Jagielka could have been out for an even longer period of time following the challenge from his international colleague Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. “After the game we expected the worse, especially in the way that the injury happened and rotating that knee – it could have been anything,” Martinez added. “We had the scan and his medial ligament is affected, it’s an injury that is quite straightforward from that point of view, but there is no other damage in the knee. The meniscus, the cartilage and the cruciates are very, very strong. It’s the least (damage) that it could be.” Jagielka and striker Romelu Lukaku are the only players to have started every game in all competitions this season, but the former will need to replaced in the line-up for Norwich’s visit to Goodison Park in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. Martinez confirmed Joel Robles will start in goal in place of Tim Howard, as he did in the last round, while Gareth Barry’s late dismissal against the Gunners rules him out through suspension – meaning three of the squad’s most experienced members will not play on Tuesday. “It’s a huge miss,” Martinez said of Jagielka’s absence. “This campaign we’ve had to cope with many injuries already, especially in the back four. You rely on certain leaders to allow young players to come in and be able to perform. Phil Jagielka’s role in that has been immense and probably that’s what will be missed. Press Association “You don’t want to lose your captain, you don’t want to lose an influential player, but that happens in a season – you get injuries, you get suspensions and you have to cope with that. “As a team we’ve got other senior players who can take over that role and that influence and that’s what we need to show on Tuesday.” Jagielka’s injury will likely open the door for Ramiro Funes Mori to partner John Stones at the heart of defence for an extended period, with the Argentinian having made just two starts since joining from River Plate this summer. Martinez is confident the 24-year-old can grasp the opportunity Jagielka’s injury has presented him. “He’s had a good period now to settle in, to understand the team-mates, the way we want to play and the league itself,” Martinez said. “I thought he was so impressive in all the roles he had to take from playing in the League Cup, from having to perform in a Merseyside derby, from having to come on in a difficult moment against the league leaders. I’ve been very, very impressed with him. “I think he’s ready. He’s someone with an incredible, brave attitude – very commanding.” last_img read more

Beaches TCI to Welcome Sesame Street Character with Autism

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Following the landmark television debut of Julia, a new Sesame Street Muppet with autism, Beaches Resorts Turks & Caicos is proud to announce the character’s arrival this fall. With a new exciting activity in tow, Julia’s debut also continues Beaches Resorts’ partnership with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and expands the resort company’s exclusive Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street program, now in its 13th year of partnership.“We created Beaches Resorts as a concept for everyone and it’s our privilege, particularly during Autism Awareness Month, to announce the addition of Julia this fall as part of our exclusive relationship with Sesame Workshop” said Adam Stewart, CEO of Beaches Resorts.” “As a resort company that also celebrates that children have a remarkable ability to see amazing in all people, we are excited to introduce more inclusive programming for families with children on the spectrum of which Julia will play a part in,” he concluded.As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street, Beaches Resorts is the only Caribbean resort company to offer engaging activities with a colorful cast of walkaround characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Super Grover, Zoe, Bert and Ernie, Abby Cadabby, The Count, Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird and, soon, Julia. With an already exciting roster of hands-on activities available at Beaches Resorts, from Baking with Cookie Monster to Story Time with Elmo, Julia will bring forth a new activity, Amazing Art with Julia, just in time for the fall season. In this activity, children will be greeted by Julia a 4-year-old girl character who has autism. Julia, who loves to paint, will highlight how people can express themselves through art. Using a range of materials, children will have the opportunity to explore, experiment and create in this open-ended art activity. Afterwards, children will talk about how they created their piece (colors, lines, shapes, etc.) and how their artwork is a celebration of who they are and their unique self!“We launched our autism initiative, ‘See Amazing in All Children’ to promote awareness and acceptance and to combat the stigma and isolation so often experienced by children with autism and their families,” said Steve Youngwood, COO, Sesame Workshop. “Initially a digital character, Julia has come to life on Sesame Street, and now as a walkaround character who is sure to bring joy to children. We’re thrilled to work with our long-time partner, Beaches Resorts, to extend our work around diversity, acceptance, and kindness.”Sesame Workshop debuted Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children in 2015 to help increase awareness and understanding of autism. Julia, introduced last year in digital form, now comes to life as a Muppet on a special Sesame Street episode. Other Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children resources include digital videos, books, and e-books, available in both English and Spanish. For more information, please visitsesamestreet.org/autism.As part of Beaches Resorts’ brand-wide efforts to increase awareness of autism, staff underwent initial training with “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children” resources. Complementing these efforts and continuing its commitment to create memorable experiences for all families, Beaches Resorts has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in training and certification programs, created to meet the training needs of professionals who work with individuals with special needs and cognitive disorders.Through the partnership, which is ongoing and provides intensive training for team members, each of the resorts’ Kids Camps and its early childcare staff have earned the distinction of Certified Autism Centers, ensuring team members have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament and expertise to cater to all children. As the first Caribbean resort company to complete the rigorous IBCCES training and certification, Beaches Resorts has demonstrated it provides a safe, fun and comfortable experience for families with children with autism and other special needs so that all families may enjoy the resort company’s award-winning experience.To find out more about Beaches Resorts: visit http://www.beaches.com/all-inclusive/last_img read more

Relocating may increase fleeting friendships

first_imgPeople who frequently relocate for work, school or simply to “wipe the slate clean” are more likely to develop an attitude that just as the material objects like furniture and books, social relationships too can be replaced, suggests new research.“We found a correlation between the way you look at objects and perceive your relationships,” said lead study author Omri Gillath, associate professor of psychology at University of Kansas in the US.“If you move around a lot, you develop attitudes of disposability toward objects, furniture, books, devices — basically whatever merchandise you have at home, your car even,” Gillath noted. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In four separate studies, the researchers tied the view that objects are disposable to an attitude that social relationships also could be replaced. The findings will be published in the journal Personal Relationships.The study participants completed questionnaires measuring willingness to dispose of objects or relationship partners. Some of the participants were primed to imagine scenarios that involved the probability of relocating.Analyses showed that perception of objects as disposable is associated with perceiving friends the same way. A personal history of greater mobility is tied to a higher readiness to dispose of objects and also close social ties like friendships and romantic relationships, the findings showed.last_img read more

Beef up Your Online Privacy With Private Internet Access VPN

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Understand how to access the Dark Web with Tor Browser Tutorial

first_imgAccording to the Tor Project website: “Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor’s users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Along the same line, Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features.” This article is an excerpt taken from the book, Hands-On Dark Web Analysis written by Sion Retzkin. In this book, you will learn how to install operating systems and Tor Browser for privacy, security, and anonymity while accessing them. In this article, we will understand what Tor and the Tor browser is and how to install it in several ways. Tor (which is an acronym for The Onion Router, by the way) is a privacy-focused network that hides your traffic, by routing it through multiple random servers on the Tor network. So, instead of the packets that make up your communication with another party (person or organization), going from point A to B directly, using Tor, they will jump all over the place, between multiple servers, before reaching point B, hiding the trail. Additionally, the packets that make up the traffic (or communication) in the Tor network are wrapped in special layers, which only show the previous server or step that the packet came from, and the next step, hiding the entire route effectively. Tor Browser is a web browser, based on Firefox that was created for the purpose of accessing the Tor network, securely and privately. Even if you use Tor, this doesn’t mean that you’re secure. Why is that? Because Tor Browser has software vulnerabilities, the same as every other browser. It’s also based on Firefox, so it inherits some of its vulnerabilities from there as well. You can minimize attack vectors by applying common security sense, and by employing various tools to try to limit or prevent malicious activity, related to infecting the Tor Browser or the host running it. Installing Tor on Linux Let’s start with a classic installation, by accessing the Tor Project website, via a browser. The default browser that ships with Ubuntu is Firefox, which is what we’ll use. Although you might think that this would be the best way to install Tor Browser, it’s actually the least secure, since the Tor Project website is continuously targeted by hackers and might have any number of security or privacy issues on it. Instead of just downloading Tor Browser and immediately installing it (which is dangerous), you can either download the file and verify its hash (to verify that it is indeed the correct one), or you could install it through other methods, for example, via the Terminal, by using Linux commands, or from the Ubuntu Software Center. We’ll start by going over the steps to download Tor Browser from the Tor Project website: After booting your Linux installation, open your browser Enter the following address and navigate to it: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#linux. Notice that the URL takes you directly to the Linux download section of the Tor Project website. I usually prefer this direct method, rather than starting with Google (or any other search engine), searching for Tor, and then accessing the Tor Project website, since, as you may know, Google collects information about users accessing it, and the whole idea of this book is to maintain our privacy and security. Also, always verify that you’re accessing the Tor Project website via HTTPS. Choose the correct architecture (32 or 64 bit), and click the Download link. You’ll be able to choose what you want to do with the file—open it with Ubuntu’s Archive Manager, or save it to a location on the disk: Downloading Tor Browser Again, the quickest way to go would be to open the compressed file, but the more secure way would be to download the file and to verify its hash, before doing anything else. The Tor Project provides GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) signature files, with each version of Tor Browser. You will need to install GnuPG on your Linux OS, if it isn’t there already, in order to be able to verify the hash of the browser package. To do so, just open the Terminal and type in the following: sudo apt install gnupg Enter your password when required, and the installation will commence. Most Linux installations already include gnupg, as can be seen in the following screenshot: Installing GnuPG After installing GnuPG, you need to import the key that signed the package. According to the Tor Project website, the Tor Browser import key is 0x4e2C6e8793298290. The Tor Project updates and changes the keys from time to time, so you can always navigate to: https://www.torproject.org/docs/verifying-signatures.html.en to find the current import key if the one in the book doesn’t work. The command to import the key is as follows: gpg –keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net –recv-keys 0x4e2C6e8793298290 This is followed by this: gpg –fingerprint 0x4e2C6e8793298290 This will tell you whether the key fingerprint is correct. You should see the following: Verify key fingerprint Now, you need to download the .asc file, which is found on the Tor Browser Downloads page, next to the relevant package of the browser (it appears as sig, short for signature): ASC file location You can find the Tor Browser download page here: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html Now, you can verify the signature of the package, using the ASC file. To do so, enter the following command in the Terminal: gpg –verify tor-browser-linux64-7.5.6_en-US.tar.xz.asc tor-browser-linux64-7.5.6_en-US.tar.xz Note the 64 that I marked in bold. If your OS is 32-bit, change the number to 32. The result you should get is as follows: Verifying the signature After verifying the hash (signature) of the Tor Browser package, you can install it. You can do so by either: Double-clicking the Tor Browser package file (which will open up the Archive Manager program), clicking Extract, and choosing the location of your choice. Right-clicking the file and choosing Extract here or Extract to and choosing a location. After extracting, perform the following steps: Navigate to the location you defined. Double-click on the Start-tor-browser.desktop file to launch Tor Browser. Press Trust and Launch in the window that appears: Launching Tor Notice that the filename and icon changed to Tor Browser. Press Connect and you will be connected to the Tor network, and will be able to browse it, using Tor Browser: Connecting to Tor Before we discuss using Tor Browser, let’s talk about alternative ways to install it, for example, by using the Ubuntu Software application. Start by clicking on the Ubuntu Software icon: Ubuntu Software Search for Tor Browser, then click on the relevant result: Tor Browser in Ubuntu Software Then, click Install. After entering your password, the installation process will start. When it ends, click Launch to start Tor Browser. Installing Tor Browser via the Terminal, from the downloaded package Another way to install Tor is to use commands, via the Terminal. There are several ways to do so, as follows: First, download the required Tor Browser package from the website Verify the download, as we discussed before, and then keep the Terminal open Navigate to the location where you downloaded Tor, by entering the following command: cd path/Tor_Browser_Directory For example, note the following: cd /downloads/tor-browser_en_US Then, launch Tor Browser by running the following: ./start-tor-browser.desktop Never launch Tor as root (or with the sudo command). Installing the Tor Browser entirely via the Terminal Next, we’ll discuss how to install Tor entirely via the Terminal: First, launch the Terminal, as before. Then, execute the following command: sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher This command will install the Tor Browser. We need root access to install an app, not to launch it. You can then run Tor by executing the following command: ./start-tor-browser.desktop Thus, in this post, we talked about Tor, Tor Browser, how to install it in several ways, and how to use it. If you’ve enjoyed this post and want to know more about the concept of the Deep Web and the Dark Web and their significance in the security sector, head over to the book Hands-On Dark Web Analysis. Read Next Tor Project gets its first official mobile browser for Android, the privacy-friendly Tor Browser Tor Browser 8.0 powered by Firefox 60 ESR released How to create a desktop application with Electron [Tutorial]last_img read more