LeBron gets first win in LA as Lakers beat Kings

first_imgCarpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Brandon Ingram missed two free throws with 10 seconds left, but Kyle Kuzma tipped in the second miss to give the Lakers a 126-123 lead. Wenyen Gabriel had a good look at a tying 3-pointer but it hit the front of the rim.Ingram finished with 31 points, 11 from the free throw line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDe’Aaron Fox scored all of his 18 points in the first half, going 4 of 6 from 3-point range for Sacramento. Second overall pick Marvin Bagley III had 19 points and 10 rebounds.KINGS: Buddy Hield added 16 points with four of Sacramento’s 13 3-pointers. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title NCAA: Mapua downs EAC, snaps three-game skid MOST READ LATEST STORIES LAKERS: Lonzo Ball missed his third straight game and Rajon Rondo also didn’t play, leaving a starting backcourt of Ingram and Josh Hart. … Michael Beasley left the game after 20 scoreless minutes with a right rib contusion. … The Lakers held their first LGBT Pride Night, presenting the “Laces of Unity” award before the game to former NBA player Jason Collins. Jeanie Buss, the Lakers’ controlling owner and president, dyed her hair multiple colors in support of the occasion.UP NEXT: Sacramento (1-1) plays Golden State on Friday at Key Arena for the first game played in Seattle in a decade. The Lakers (1-2) take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.PACERS 110, ROCKETS 100Victor Oladipo made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points, Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Indiana beat Houston in its preseason opener.TJ Leaf, starting in place of Thaddeus Young, had 13 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Reigning NBA MVP James Harden had 17 points and 10 assists in Houston’s first home game. Carmelo Anthony added 16 points.Indiana went into halftime with some momentum after Leaf blocked Chris Paul’s 3-pointer and Oladipo banked in a 3-pointer just before the buzzer for a 54-48 lead. The Pacers also beat the third-quarter buzzer when Bojan Bogdanovic took an inbounds pass with 0.7 seconds left and sank a 3-pointer for an 83-82 lead.PACERS: Young (11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds) is one of five returning starters from a 48-win team that took the eventual Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games in the first round of the playoffs. … Newcomer Doug McDermott scored two points in a team-high 36 minutes and second-year guard Edmond Sumner had 13 points in 19 minutes. … All four of Indiana’s preseason games, played every other day, will be on the road.ROCKETS: Michael Carter-Williams scored 15 points, with several dunks, and pulled Houston to 106-100 with 1:11 left but Indiana made four straight free throws to seal it. … Paul had six points, four rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes. … Houston was 15 of 40 from 3-point range, led by Anthony’s four makes.UP NEXT: Indiana (1-0) plays at Memphis on Saturday. Houston (1-1) plays at San Antonio on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, celebrates with Lance Stephenson after a dunk by Johnathan Williams during the second half of the team’s NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LeBron James is a winner for the first time as a Laker.James scored 18 points in a back-and-forth first half before resting in the second half, watching his teammates pull out a 128-123 preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Gov. Jones Denies Wasting Gov’t Money Empowering Liberians

first_imgThe Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. J. Mills Jones, has told his critics that he is not wasting Liberian government money by empowering Liberians in the informal business sector to improve their lives.On a three-day tour to the south eastern counties of Sinoe and Grand Gedeh, stopping first in Greenville City where he dedicated CBL’s fourth rural financial institution, he said the quest for financial inclusion of every Liberian bank under his stewardship is to provide loans to empower Liberian businesses.Speaking to hundreds at separate meetings in the two counties, the CBL boss denied claims that he is wasting government resources on Liberians, adding, “The money belongs to the citizens and therefore they need to get access to it.”He told them that for too long Liberians have been poor and it is about time that something is done about it. “We must do something for ourselves and get out of the valley of poverty and this can only be done through hard work,” Gov. Jones told his audiences.Poverty has been the plight of a majority of Liberians for so long that “we cannot see it anymore because we are so used to it. We must change this and if we have to move our country forward, you young people must learn the new tricks because as the saying goes, ‘you cannot teach old dog new tricks.”Gov. Jones said if Liberians continue to do things the same way, and things are not changing, then Liberians should do things the other way around for prompt transformation and results.Some Liberians are claiming that he is wasting the Liberian people’s money by giving out micro loans to empower Liberians. “Whose money am I wasting? The Liberian people own the money and building a strong private sector is not a waste of money,” asserted Gov. Jones.There is a need for Liberians in other parts of the country to have access to small money to build their lives and Monrovia is not Liberia, he said, adding, Liberians have to change the way they do things.He insisted that counties cannot develop without the involvement of every citizen and called on Liberians to put their differences aside and contribute their quota to the development of their counties. In a statement read on behalf of the group, Friends of J. Mills Jones, Secretary General Jerry Barshell called on Gov. Jones to continue the micro-loan scheme because poor parents who could not afford to pay their children’s school fees can now do so through the micro-loan scheme.Responding, Governor Jones thanked the citizens for turning out to welcome him and his entourage and urged those who are benefiting from the micro-loans to pay back the loans on time.Commenting on the Central Bank’s micro-loan scheme, he said that the idea is to help Liberians get out of poverty. “You say in your motto, ‘Where we go you shall go with us,’ but let me say that we are moving to fight poverty and provide economic empowerment for our people,” said Governor Jones amid thunderous applause.Governor Jones’ trip to Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County was based on an invitation from Friends of Dr. J. Mills Jones (FJMJ) organized under the motto “Where You Go, We Shall Go With You.”While in Zwedru, residents pleaded with him and the CBL staff to establish another bank under the micro-loan scheme in the county to enhance their banking services.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Judge Paye Gives Light Sentence to 6 JFK Robbers

first_imgThe brains behind the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital syndicate who made away with over L$16 million and US$126,000, were yesterday sentenced by Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice to perform community service for the period of one month.Defendant Rebeah Arnaus was among five other co-defendants who Judge Emery Paye declared guilty before sentencing him for ‘community service’ as opposed to the other co-defendants who the judge sentenced to months and years of imprisonment.For Arnaus and the other co-defendants including Patrick Konuwa, former JFK account officers, Judge Paye adjudged them guilty of the crime of criminal facilitation and sentenced them to perform ‘community service’ for the period of one month. They will serve the service under the supervision of the court Sheriff.The judge did not explain the kind of ‘community service’ Arnaus would do relative to the crime he committed. Instead of turning him over to the Correction Officer of the Ministry of Justice to monitor Arnaus’ community service, the judge authorized the Sheriff to monitor his community service without giving any explanation about his decision.Although, Arnaus and his co-defendants were indicted for multiple crimes that ranged from economic sabotage, theft of property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation, Arnaus was the only defendant the judge convicted of criminal facilitation.For Patrick Konuwa, Judge Paye said he was guilty of economic sabotage, theft of property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation. He was thereafter sentenced to three years in prison at the Monrovia Central Prison.Judge Paye also ordered that Konuwa be held liable to restitute in a year’s time the aggregate amount of US$13,323.91 and L$15,807,906.4 to the hospital administration.The Judge, however, suspended Konuwa’s prison sentence for the period of one year to allow him look for the money; and upon his failure to do so, he would be imprisoned in keeping with the law. No one signed for defendant Konuwa. As for defendant Fahn F. Borbor, Paye found him guilty of the crime of theft of property, criminal conspiracy and facilitation.For that, he was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to restitute the amount of US$55,049.28 and L$1,045,000 in one year.He subsequently suspended the imprisonment to afford the defendant time to restitute the money.For defendant Thomas O. Mezzeh, Judge Paye found him guilty of theft of property and sentenced him to six months imprisonment.“Mezzeh is ordered to restitute the amount of US$8,525 and is to pay back the money within six months,” Judge Paye declared.After he announced defendant Mezzeh guilty, Judge Paye also suspended the defendant from going to jail.For defendants Benjamin W. Dargbeh and Thomas G. Telewoyan, Judge Paye found them guilty of theft of property.He sentenced Dargbeh to one year imprisonment and ordered him to restitute the amount of US$19,218.50 in eight months, while Telewoyan was sentenced to four months in prison until he can restitute the amount of US$3,054.He thereafter suspended their prison sentences pending the payment of the money in a ‘specific period.’Immediately after Judge Paye completed his judgments and subsequently sentenced the defendants, prosecution appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.Before he announced the defendants’ sentences, Judge Paye explained how one of the defendants installed Team Viewer software that provide opportunity for Patrick Konuwa to obtain the password for Quick Book, a financial program used by the hospital to conduct its monetary transactions, to withdraw the funds from the JFK accounts at various banking institutions, including First International Bank (FIB), now GN Bank. Judge Paye said Arnaus installed the Team Viewer on the hospital’s former comptroller’s – Mrs. Serina Gbaba – laptop. “The court held that prosecution established and proved the indictment that Team Viewer can be used to access the quick book program and password to the hospital’s accounts,” Judge Paye explained.He said initially Arnaus denied that it was impossible to use Team Viewer to access the Quick Book program.“But witness Wynston Poure, an IT Electronic Engineer, testified that once you gain access by means of Team Viewer to Quick Book with an alert from the user, there are lots of activities that one can do,” Judge Paye quoted the prosecution expert witness statement.“By that testimony, the court believed that Team Viewer can be used to access Quick Book and carryout transaction in said program once the person seeking to access Quick Book by way of obtaining the permission of the user of Team Viewer,” the criminal court judge stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Coastguard slapped with causing death charge

first_imgThe Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coastguard who reportedly drove his car recklessly on Sunday last killing a pedestrian at a Police roadblock was on Tuesday arraigned at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.Twenty-eight-year-old Esan Trim stood before presiding Magistrate Christel Lambert and denied two charges read to him.He denied driving motor vehicle PLL 5680 on June 17, 2018 in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of 35-year-old Roopchand Charles.He also denied that he was over the legal limit of alcohol on the day of the accident.Reports are Trim struck Charles as he was speeding along the De Willem, West Coast Demerara (WCD) Public Road as he was crossing the road after he was stopped by Police.Following the accident, he was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.In her bail application for Trim, Attorney Latchmie Rahamat explained that CCTV footage showed Charles walking into the path of the vehicle.Bail was not objected to by the prosecution, and was granted in the sum of $310,000.The Coastguard will return to Court on July 24, 2018.According to the dead man’s brother, “the Police wanted money and he was crossing the road to give them a raise when he was killed”.However, the Police had stated that an unlicensed pistol with four matching rounds was found on Charles.With respect to the pistol found, the dead man’s brother stated that he believed it was planted.last_img read more

Johnson blows away field for Chevy pole

first_imgFrom news services Jimmie Johnson looks ready for NASCAR’s playoffs. In the last race before the Nextel Cup Series Chase for the championship starts, Johnson posted a qualifying lap that blew away the field at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. His speed was 126.296 mph; No. 2 Jeff Gordon qualified at 125.342 mph. “I figured out how to drive this track when we were here in the spring,” said Johnson, who outran Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Busch to win here in the spring. Busch qualified third Friday, giving Hendrick the top three spots in the field. If Earnhardt wins tonight and leads the most laps for the biggest possible points haul, Kurt Busch needs to finish 36th or better to clinch a spot in the Chase, and Harvick needs to finish 32nd or better to guarantee his spot. ETC.: Robert Yates will retire at the end of the season and hand control of his race team to his son. Doug Yates will own and operate Yates Racing beginning Dec. 1. The team will field cars for David Gilliland and Travis Kvapil. The announcement erased the merger announced last month between RYR and the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team from the Champ Car Series. … NASCAR reached an agreement with AT&T that will allow the company to sponsor Jeff Burton’s No. 31 Chevrolet through the 2008 season. Emerson Radio 250 Kyle Busch led four times and for all but 25 laps and even made overtime look easy at Richmond International Raceway, earning his ninth career NASCAR Busch Series victory and second of the season. Busch, who also started first, never gave up the lead for more than 17 laps and grabbed it for good on the 160th circuit when Matt Kenseth spun avoiding an accident. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gordon said it was clear early that Johnson had done something special. He was just the second car to make his run, and typically speeds get better as darkness falls. Not this time. Before making his laps, Gordon said he looked at what had happened so far and thought, “He must have put a really good lap down because nobody was close to him.” That includes Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will start 21st in the Chevy 400 – behind both of the drivers he can still knock out of the Chase. No. 11 Kurt Busch will start 14th, No. 12 Kevin Harvick 13th. “Everybody knows the deal,” said Earnhardt, who never made a qualifying run in practice because his team had to change a spindle on his car. “We’ll just have to go run hard and leave it to chance.” last_img read more

WATCH: Leicester and Arsenal starlets combine for fantastic Under-21s goal

first_img Chuba Akpom, Demarai Gray and Jordon Ibe England Under-21s managed to secure a 1-1 draw with their Swiss counterparts on Saturday evening.The Young Lions took the lead early in the second half, but they had to settle for a draw after Florian Kamberi levelled 15 minutes from time.Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe was sent off in second half injury time, but England could hold on to keep their lead at the top of their group to three points.Demarai Gray was the star of the show, with the Leicester City youngster constantly terrorising the Swiss defence.It was the 19-year-old who played a key role in opening the scoring for Gareth Southgate’s men, as he completed an exceptional dribble down the right wing, sending in a cross for Chuba Akpom of Arsenal to convert with ease.You can watch Gray and Akpom combine for England’s goal against Switzerland below… 1last_img read more

Laetoli Footprints Fully Modern Too Early

first_imgScience Daily has reported a bombshell announcement from the University of Arizona School of Anthropology: the famous Laetoli footprints in Africa said to be 3.6 million years old are identical to modern human prints.“Based on previous analyses of the skeletons of Australopithecus afarensis, we expected that the Laetoli footprints would resemble those of someone walking with a bent knee, bent hip gait typical of chimpanzees, and not the striding gait normally used by modern humans,” [David] Raichlen said.  “But to our surprise, the Laetoli footprints fall completely within the range of normal human footprints.”They weren’t quite ready to abandon the human-evolution story, though.  Biological anthropologist Adam Gordon reassured readers that this unexpected detail still can fit the tale from chimp to man: “What is fascinating about this study is that it suggests that, at a time when our ancestors had an anatomy well-suited to spending a significant amount of time in the trees, they had already developed a highly efficient, modern human-like mode of bipedalism.”  The tree-people just saved up their evolutionary novelty for a couple of million years until the time was right.  Gordon explained:“The fossil record indicates that our ancestors did not make a full-time commitment to leaving the trees and walking on the ground until well over a million years after these (Laetoli) prints were made.  The fact that partially tree-dwelling animals, like Lucy, had such a remarkably modern gait is a testament to the importance of energetic efficiency in moving around on two legs,” Gordon said.That was a very deft sidestep from evolutionary theory to physics.  Maybe it was inherited from that time of full-time commitment.  The article tiptoed around the implications: “The fossil footprints at Laetoli preserve a remarkably even depth at the toe and heel, just like those of modern humans,” it said.  Right before Gordon did his sidestep, the article teased, “If the Laetoli footprints were made by Lucy’s species, as most scientists agree to be the case, these experimental results have interesting implications for the timing of evolutionary events.”    Science Daily swallowed Gordon’s quasi-Lamarckian explanation and sanctified it as scientific evidence: not just for a bipedal gait, but also the whole human evolution story: “Evidence Indicates Humans’ Early Tree-Dwelling Ancestors Were Also Bipedal.”There you see it: another apparition of the Precambrian Rabbit (02/18/2010, 02/11/2010).  There you also see an incredibly stupid excuse to dodge the implications, with the science press regurgitating it without any critical analysis.  This stretches evolutionary paleoanthropology to the breaking point.  Now we are supposed to believe that human feet and legs evolved on the body of an ape in the trees.  The ape found it could occasionally walk on the ground just like a man, but didn’t commit to it for two million years.  What a waste of anatomy.  They could have had marathons and door-to-door salesman long before we showed up.  If you believe their story after this embarrassing revelation (that we already have known for years, 03/12/2005, 07/20/2005, 02/03/2006, 01/10/2007, 03/02/2009), we have something to sell you: an autographed copy of Gullible’s Travails, signed by the author, Movealong Swiftly.  Climb down out of that Monkey Puzzle Tree and buy yours today!  Only $13,199.99 – limited time offer!  Order now and we’ll throw in free health care for a trillion dollars, and a luxury cruise to the Isle of DeBris (return fare extra).(Visited 50 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Decline in South Africa’s mortality rate continues

first_img19 March 2014The number of deaths in South Africa decreased by 7.7% between 2010 and 2011, as a downward trend in mortality that started in 2007 gained further momentum, Statistics SA’s Mortality and Causes of Death in South Africa Report for 2011 reveals.“The downward trend observed since 2007 in the number of deaths occurring in the country per year continues,” Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said at the release of the report in Pretoria on Tuesday, noting that a total of 505 803 deaths were registered in 2011.“The number of deaths between 2010 and 2011 decreased by 7.7%, while during 2009-2010 and 2008-2009 the number of deaths decreased by 5.6% and 2.6% respectively, which is an indication that the number of deaths are annually decreasing at an increasing rate.”The report indicates that communicable diseases are on the decrease in South Africa, especially among females.The overall decrease in the mortality rate was much higher for females than for males. Between 2010 and 2011, deaths of females decreased by 8.2%, while deaths of males decreased by 7.5%.Lehohla attributed the overall decrease to the government’s massive intervention to provide treatment to tuberculosis (TB) patients and people living with HIV.The decrease also coincided with decreases in tuberculosis, influenza, pneumonia and intestinal infectious diseases. “While these causes remain among the 10 leading causes of death in the country, their relative importance in mortality is decreasing over time,” Lehohla said.“However, among the 10 leading causes of death due to communicable diseases, the proportion of deaths due to HIV disease continues to increase, although at a very slow pace (from 3.1% in 2009 to 3.4% in 2010).”In recent years, there has been a modest increase in the proportion of deaths due to specific non-communicable diseases, Statistics SA found.Among the 10 leading causes of death, there was an increase in the proportion of death due to the following causes: other forms of heart disease (particularly heart failure), cerebrovascular disease (largely stroke), diabetes mellitus, and hypertensive diseases.The contribution of these diseases to the overall number of deaths in 2009 was 15.2%, increasing to 17% in 2011. The proportion of deaths due to injuries also increased slightly, from 8.7% in 2009 to 9.1% in 2011.The proportion of deaths due to certain infectious and parasitic diseases and respiratory diseases has declined, while there has been an increase in the proportion of deaths due to diseases of the circulatory system; neoplasms (cancers); and endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases.The Mortality and Causes of Death in South Africa Report for 2011 is based on data collected by the Department of Home Affairs through the country’s death registration system. It is estimated that this system covered 94% of adult deaths in the country during this period.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Ohio fall weed survey

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomistOnce again your county Extension professionals went to the fields this fall to see what weeds made it through the summer in your soybean fields. There were some surprises and some expected results. It is becoming apparent that with the move to herbicide tolerant crops, we aren’t necessarily getting rid of all of our weeds — only 30% of our fields are weed free. Giant ragweed moved back into first place for worst weed, seen in 34% of fields and overtaking marestail seen in 30% of fields. Volunteer corn is next most common, and it always surprises farmers that a herbicide resistant crop would also resist the same herbicide when it volunteers the next year. Please look over the tables to see if there are familiar names on your worst weed list.WeedOhio rank% of fieldsGiant Ragweed134Marestail230Weed free330Volunteer corn417Grass/ Giant foxtail515Waterhemp610Velvet leaf79Common ragweed88Lambsquarters96Redroot pigweed105 I split up the state into regions — the areas of northwest and west central Ohio had the weediest fields, — as they have in the recent past.Weed free by regionPercentCentral27%East central42%North central46%Northeast30%Northwest24%Southwest40%West central24% The county Extension educators did all the leg work. Folks in 28 counties did the surveys this year — and I have to mention them by name. Because they were out a day or two to conduct these surveys we have a record of the problems you have, so we can better assist you in controlling those weeds. Sometimes just knowing what is out there can help you direct the herbicide program to best manage the problem.Survey results by OSU ExtensionNumber of fields2,793Total number of acres159,121Average field size (acres)57 County evaluated (28)OSU Extension AgNRAshtabulaLee BeersAuglaizeJeff StachlerChampaignAmanda DouridasClintonTony NyeCoshoctonDavid MarisonCrawfordJason HartschuhDarkeSam CusterDefianceBruce ClevengerFayetteKen FordFultonEric RicherGeaugaLes OberGreeneTrevor CorboyHancockEd LentzHardinMark BadertscherHenryGarth RuffLickingDean KreagerMadisonMary GriffithMercerDenny RiethmanMiamiAmanda BennettMontgomerySuzanne Mills-WasniakMuskingumClifton MartinPauldingSarah NogglePortageRobin ChristensenPutnamBeth ScheckelhoffShelbyDebbie BrownTrumbullLee BeersTuscarawasChris ZollerWilliamsJohn Schoenhals Oh, and the big surprise this year was the pigweed problem. Waterhemp appeared frequently and so did redroot pigweed. Three years ago these weeds were not even on our lists and now Waterhemp appeared in 35% of the fields in northwest Ohio and 22% in west central. This requires some management changes.last_img read more

Apple Falls Victim To Same Hackers That Attacked Facebook

first_imgRelated Posts nick statt Why You Love Online Quizzes On the heels of Facebook’s announcement Friday that its machines were infected by a sophisticated malware attack, Reuters is reporting that the same hackers have also attacked Apple computers. No data was compromised, according to the company.While it was to be expected that more companies might be targeted by the malware, since Facebook announced that it was not alone in this attack, it is surprising that Apple, a company with very little history of cybersecurity breaches, has been hit.The announcement of the breach follows a report Tuesday morning from The New York Times revealing that a large number of Chinese cyberattacks on the U.S. can be traced back to a single building operated by the military in Shanghai. This is leading some to believe that World War III is already on our doorstep, being fought through cyberwarfare on the U.S.’s most influential, powerful and profitable institutions.(See also Is There Nothing We Can Do To Stop Chinese Hackers?)Reuters also mentioned the President’s State of the Union address last week, in which Obama issued an executive order to better prepare the nation’s infrastructure for events like this. A follow-up report from Reuters says, “The Obama administration has repeatedly taken up its concerns about Chinese cyber-theft at the highest levels of the Chinese government.”Apple says to expect a software tool later today to protect against the malicious software being used in the attack.While all this talk of large-scale security breaches and WWIII cyberwarfare has many people feeling a little unsafe online, not all cybersecurity issues have such serious consequences. On Monday, a lighthearted hack of Burger King’s Twitter account revealed that the company had been sold to McDonald’s.UPDATE: The New York Times has reported the source of the malware – the mobile developer site iPhoneDevSDK. This should go without saying, but do not visit this site unless you want to open up your computer to an onslaught of malicious malware. Image courtesy of pio3 / Shutterstock. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more