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Only one of these three Auditors General is a political stooge – Talking-up Scotland / Scottish media fact checking is like shooting fish in a barrel

This site costs nothing to run so donate to our friends at https://www.broadcastingscotland.scot/donate/ Above the Auditor General for Scotland. Below his website: Note the negativity and the politicisation to undermine the image of the SNP Government in Scotland, ringed. Now watch this: Gareth Davies, the Auditor General for England and his website: No negativity and no politicising to undermine the image of the Conservative Government. And now, today, the Auditor General for Wales, Adrian Crompton: His website: All good in NHS Wales then, Adrian? What about this? Adrian? This site costs nothing to run so donate to our friends at https://www.broadcastingscotland.scot/donate

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Donald Trump wrecked the South Carolina primary – POLITICO

At a glance, the somnolence is remarkable. Here’s the long-anticipated, two-person race for the GOP nomination, with traditional Republicans finally landing on their sole alternative to Trump. And she happens to be a she whose make or break moment will take place in her home state. Seems like a hell of a story. What’s more, it would have once been hard to conceive of a more favorable turn of events than what has fallen into Haley’s lap in recent weeks. In one of his few trips to South Carolina ahead of Saturday’s primary, Trump used the same rally to wonder out loud where Haley’s combat-deployed husband was and to invite Russia to invade a NATO ally that was not spending enough on defense. The former president quickly returned to the golf course, but soon afterwards Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken domestic critic died in an arctic prison, a stark reminder of who the man in the Kremlin is that Trump boasts of getting along with. Haley sought to capitalize on the turn of events — it’s not every day an opponent taunts a military family about their service and invites a foe to invade America’s allies — but Trump’s eruption appears to have impacted his standing with Republicans like his outbursts have for nearly nine years. Which is to say only at the margins. And that is the overarching reason why this South Carolina race seems so anticlimactic. In this Republican race demography is destiny, to borrow a phrase. It’s less of a primary than a modern general election in which the opposing sides are as predictable as they are calcified. Haley performs best with the most educated and wealthy Republicans, as well as independents and Democrats eager to block Trump’s return, while the former president has majority support thanks to his grip on the working-class base that now dominates the GOP coalition. External events, gaffes, a home-state advantage and issue differences matter little. Cold, unchanging math is the determinative factor, not the old standbys. And in South Carolina there are fewer college-educated and unaffiliated voters than there were in New Hampshire so the pool available to Haley is reduced. She’s tried to overcome this challenge by expanding the electorate, appealing directly to voters in the political center who are unenthused about Trump and Biden. “We either have a senile or a crazy running for president,” said Sandy Claeys, a retiree who came to Haley’s rally in Sumter and said she voted for Trump in 2020 but has concluded “he’s nuts.” In addition to targeting non-Republicans via text, Haley has added a line to her stump speech explicitly targeting general election voters in which she says in the fall “you are given a choice” but in the primary “you make your choice.” To talk to South Carolinians, though, there’s an obvious reason why there’s such little drama here: They already know the ending. “You know why, you know why!” Bob Ziembicki said when I prodded him to explain how South Carolina could manage to hold a boring primary. A transplant originally from, as he put it, “the Bronx, baby,” Ziembicki heads the Republican Club at the sprawling Sun City community in Fort Mill, not far across the border from Charlotte. He warmly introduced Haley at her rally there Sunday night. Yet after her bus rolled out, Ziembicki tried to convince me to accept a leftover ice cream sandwich and got to the heart of the matter. “It’s because 75 percent are for Trump, that’s the only explanation,” he said. He was talking about his view of the vote split in Sun City, which is filled with northern retirees who fled cold weather and high taxes, and are happy to rationalize Trump’s conduct because they all knew that mouthy type back in the old neighborhood. The race will be more competitive statewide. Yet even Haley diehards like Katon Dawson, a former state GOP chair, acknowledge her band of support ranges from the mid-30s to mid-40s. Invoking Bob Dole’s memorable, what-is-wrong-with-you-people line about Bill Clinton’s transgressions in 1996, Dawson vented: “Where’s the outrage?” before matter-of-factly answering his own question. “Well, there wasn’t any.” To party stalwarts like Dawson, it wasn’t supposed to be this way — at least not a year ago when the contest got going and the party appeared open to moving past Trump. Of course, that was when some Republicans were still indulging in the fantasy that elected GOP leaders would rally to a Trump alternative and the non-Trump candidates themselves may even coordinate to thwart the former president. That didn’t happen. For all their enmity toward the other in the last few months, Ron DeSantis and Haley are strikingly similar in their failures. Both made scant effort to develop relationships, whether with the media or with fellow Republicans. Neither was widely accessible to the press until their fate was likely sealed and neither had much goodwill with other GOP lawmakers. So when Haley, as recently as this month, sought out endorsements from some of the most prominent figures in the party it was too late. Those horrified by Trump stayed quiet and everybody else in the party gave in and endorsed the frontrunner. To be fair to Haley, it’s eminently reasonable to wonder if a male, twice-elected Southern governor turned United Nations ambassador would have been similarly dismissed and disregarded by, well, most every major GOP office-holder other than New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu. Further, the degree to which the media collectively moved on from the Republican race after New Hampshire, as though she had lost by 40 points rather than 11 is remarkable. I recognize, and have written about, Trump’s structural advantage. And when nearly every senior elected Republican is bowing to Trump, well, it can drain the suspense. Yet the decision to stop covering the campaign as a real race can be self-reinforcing and to see only cameras from network embeds at her rallies earlier this week was to feel some sympathy for Haley. Haley, though, has taken few risks. Where was the appeal to independents and Democrats in New Hampshire? She was unable to capitalize on DeSantis dropping out the weekend before the primary there. Instead, she talked about how all “the fellas” had fallen by the wayside and that was about it. Would that have changed the course of the campaign? Not entirely. She would have faced the same demographic challenges today. However, losing New Hampshire by a few points less, say seven instead of 11, may have at least helped her sustain more media attention in South Carolina. And speaking of, where’s the imagination? Her approach to prevailing over a candidate who sprawls over the media landscape like kudzu has been to stage a bus tour of South Carolina and then, when she was at risk of being ignored entirely, teasing a major speech in which the only news was no news at all — she was staying in the race. I get it, it’s hard to stage a knife fight in a phone booth, as the old cliché of South Carolina races goes, when you’re the only one in the phone booth. So leave the state, go show up near Mar-a-Lago or at the 19th hole of the links Trump is on. Or, why not, have a news conference outside whatever courthouse he was in on a given day. And on the topic of taking risks, why not have asked John Kelly, the Marine general and Trump’s former chief of staff, to come join you near Parris Island to talk about the sacrifices of military families. Could Kelly make it any more clear that he’s repulsed by Trump? It all may seem gimmicky or give off the air of desperation a la Ted Cruz’s fantasy league politics pick of Carly Fiorina as his running mate shortly before the crucial Indiana primary in 2016. But, again, what did Haley have to lose? She said in her I’m-staying-in speech earlier this week that her “own political future is of zero concern.” Well, she hasn’t acted like it. For all Haley’s talk about hard truths, a staple of her stump speech, the one she hasn’t come to terms with is that Trump represents the bright line of our times. It’s a which-side-are-you-on moment. And, as she made clear in her remarks, she doesn’t want to pick one. Instead, she’s contorting herself, and blurring the history we’ve all lived through, to argue Trump has changed. It’s a way to rationalize her own capitulation to him in 2016 and accommodate a party rank-and-file that just maybe can be convinced that the person who called for a Muslim ban, mocked Mitt Romney for walking like a penguin and belittled John McCain’s war record and gold star families was a bigger person when he first ran for president. I know why she’s doing it — she doesn’t want to be seen as Liz Cheney, as donning the blue jersey by saying Trump is unfit for office. Haley wants to retain her viability with Republicans, which is why she made clear again in that speech she’s no Never Trumper. There are many others like Haley. There’s actually a word for them in the Trump era: homeless. Or to use a more modern phrase: the politically unhoused. They dot her rallies, those who say they’ll reluctantly vote for Trump as the nominee this fall, those who will sit it out, and some, including the fellow who yelled “lock him up” about Trump at Haley’s Camden rally, who will back Biden. It’s not a small coalition. Depending on the state, Haley’s sympathizers constitute a third or more of the party. But it’s hardly enough to win a nomination. The question now is how much of this primary was a matter of Trump being sui generis, a celebrity strongman figure like the country has never seen, or whether the party and politics broadly has irrevocably changed. I wouldn’t expect a political Martin Luther to be showing up at that GOP’s door anytime soon. There has to be a market for a reformation. Losing the presidency once more may create the beginnings of one, but recall how badly the Democrats had to lose in three consecutive elections in the 1980s before Bill Clinton tugged them to the center. In a polarized era, and with a nominee who will never admit defeat anyway, there’s no such landslide repudiation in the offing. And, knowing Trump, does anybody think he’d immediately take running again in 2028 off the table? So we beat on, pulled by the currents — even if millions of voters don’t want to be borne back ceaselessly into the past. In Camden, the heart of South Carolina’s horse country, the crowd for Haley’s rally looked the part. Arriving in a Barbour coat and bow tie was retired Major General Julian Burns, a West Pointer, and his wife, Ruth Ann, who was the first female company commander at Texas A&M and had the Aggie ring to prove it. The retired general was quick to explain why he liked Haley. “Integrity, youth, she understands the international piece,” he said. But the Burnses couldn’t as easily grasp why the former president faces no penalty for his conduct. Ruth Ann ventured that party leaders are “afraid of Trump.” Julian changed the topic to Biden’s infirmities before grouping them with Trump’s behavior to speak for his fellow ranks of the homeless. “I can’t believe what’s going on,” he said.

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Weekly Oakville crime update from Feb. 14-20, 2024

Halton Regional Police responded to 43 crime incidents in Oakville, from Feb.14 to 20. 2024. Compared to the previous week, crimes increased by 13.95%. Tuesday, Feb. 20, was the busiest day, with 13 reported incidents. QEW West residents reported the greatest number of crimes in this period (5 in total.) In addition, there were 16 reported incidents of Vehicle Thefts. Oakville residents are reminded to look after their cars. Over the past seven days, Halton Police responded to one incident of robbery in Oakville. If this rate stayed consistent, there would be 36 incidents a year. In the last 30 days, there have been 13 incidents of robbery. In the past six months, there were 38 incidents of robbery at shops in Oakville and 48 in the past year. Due to ongoing investigations and ensuring the well-being of victims, Halton Regional Police Service does not post all crimes on the Crime Map. Oakville News Crime Statistics: February 14 – February 20 Halton Regional Police does not provide specific addresses. If you are in danger or are witnessing a crime, dial 911. To report or provide information on a crime, contact Halton Regional Police Services, non-emergency number (905) 825-4747. If you have information about one or more of these incidents and have not already spoken with the police, please call them and use the case number as an identifier. You can also submit tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca. Source: HRPS Crime Map.

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New board members appointed for Aberdeen Performing Arts

Aberdeen Performing Arts have appointed four new board members, it has been announced. Chris Collins, Christine Dodds, Gareth Masson and Yolisa Phahle will contribute to further strengthening the governance and strategic direction of the leading arts organisation in their new roles. Also officially joining the board was Edel Harris OBE, who was announced last month as chair elect. Edel will take over from current chair Craig Pike later in the year. Mr Pike said: “Our new board members are all excellent additions to Team Aberdeen Performing Arts. “We were hugely impressed with the calibre of applicants throughout the recruitment process and I’m confident that our new board members will all help to shape a very bright future for us going forward.” Aberdeen Performing Arts chief executive Sharon Burgess said: “Chris, Christine, Gareth and Yolisa all bring their own unique and wide-ranging skills and considerable experience to Aberdeen Performing Arts and will be invaluable assets to the team. We are beyond thrilled to be welcoming them on board.” Chris Collins is Professor of Music and Head of the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. He is a musician and musicologist by training. He is a pianist and conductor, and is considered an international authority on the life and work of the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. He also works on early 20th-century music more broadly, and on British popular music from the 1960s onwards. He is an omnivore of art, music and theatre, and he is particularly passionate about ballet. He is a veteran advocate for music education, and in 2020-21 he was President of the Independent Society of Musicians, helping to coordinate the music sector’s response to Brexit and Covid. Christine Dodds is a Chartered Accountant with a background in both Big Four accountancy practice and the energy sector. She has held numerous finance-based leadership roles since qualifying in 2008 and has extensive experience in strategy development and execution, risk management, corporate governance and financial reporting. She is currently Finance Director at Peterson Energy Logistics based in Aberdeen. A staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion, Christine also serves on the OEUK D&I Task Group and the AXIS Network’s subcommittee for content creation. Born and raised in Aberdeen, Christine hopes the combination of her professional experience and love of the arts will be a valuable addition to the board. Gareth Masson has lived all his life in Aberdeen, having been educated at Robert Gordon’s College and the University of Aberdeen. Graduating in Law, and completing his Diploma in Legal Practice in the early 1990s, Gareth then began training as a solicitor, and has been a partner in the firm of Blackadders LLP, (and previously Adam Cochran, Solicitors) for many years. He now specialises in family law and is a specialist, accredited by the Law Society for Scotland, in both Family and Child Law. Gareth’s interests in the performing arts started in childhood, and he made his His Majesty’s Theatre debut in a production of Scottish Opera’s “Macbeth” when he was seven, quickly followed by Scottish Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” the same year. Whilst at University, Gareth was involved heavily in the Student Show, both on stage and behind the scenes. His involvement in Student Show was a springboard to participation in local amateur theatre productions with a number of local theatre companies. Gareth has performed in all three of Aberdeen Performing Arts’ venues many times over the years. Yolisa Phahle is a seasoned CEO and executive board member with over 30 years’ experience in the traditional and digital media industry in the UK, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her global career in the arts and entertainment industry has achieved industry wide recognition (CNBC Southern Africa Businesswoman of The Year 2017, Variety Magazine’s Top 50 Women of Impact 2019, The Mirror’s Top 100 Black Britons, 2019). A musician by training, who recorded, and performed with Soul II Soul, Duran Duran, and other award winning artists, she is a lifelong supporter of the performing arts and its power to drive positive societal change. Yolisa’s broadcast career started in news and current affairs at the BBC World service. She later worked for BBC 1 and 2, Radio 1, and 6Music. More recently she held a number of CEO positions with the Multichoice Group (a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, that provides video entertainment services for more than 23 million households), driving the group’s local programming strategy, raising the profile of African storytelling globally and growth in the digital business. She is a strategic leader, with extensive operational experience of developing talent, staging live events, production, and managing stakeholders from government to advertisers. Currently consulting to Multichoice, Yolisa is also a trustee for the group’s Enterprise Development trust which focuses on job creation and supporting the growth of SMEs. Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.

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Israel’s war cabinet agrees to send a negotiating team to Paris for hostage talks

Israel’s war cabinet has agreed to send a negotiating team, led by Mossad Director David Barnea, to Paris on Friday to pursue talks over a potential ceasefire and hostage release deal, an Israeli official said. The negotiating team is expected to be empowered to engage in substantive negotiations rather than simply listening to proposals as they did during meetings in Cairo last week, the official said. The full Israeli cabinet is expected to vote on the matter overnight to give final approval for the trip. CIA Director Bill Burns and his Egyptian and Qatari counterparts were expected to be in Paris on Friday for talks, two sources familiar with the plans told CNN on Wednesday. The Israeli government had yet to confirm its attendance. The decision came during a war cabinet meeting Thursday night, at the end of a day that saw US President Joe Biden’s Middle East coordinator Brett McGurk meet with top Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli official said the Israeli government had been waiting for confirmation that medication had reached the hostages in Gaza before agreeing to return to the negotiating table. That proof, combined with positive indications from talks in Cairo on Wednesday and prodding from US officials, ultimately triggered the Israeli agreement to send a negotiating team to Paris. This comes after CNN reported that the Biden administration is racing against the clock to secure a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war before Ramadan next month, with senior US officials believing the release of more than 100 Israeli hostages from Gaza is the only plausible way to bring the first pause to the deadly conflict since a seven-day truce in late November. Looming over the hostage deal discussions is the threat by Israel to launch an offensive into Rafah in southern Gaza, where more than a million displaced Palestinians have fled. US officials have pointedly warned Israel against pushing farther south without guaranteeing the safety of those civilians. Hamas leaders have been in Cairo this week, meeting with Egyptian officials to try to move the deal forward after Netanyahu dismissed the most recent series of the militant group’s proposals as “delusional.” Among the biggest sticking points, people familiar with the talks say, were Hamas’ demands for the release of some 1,500 prisoners in the first phase, for Israeli troops to leave Gaza and discussions that would lead to a formal end to the war. Hamas’ political leader Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday concluded his three-day trip to Egypt, where he met with the head of Egyptian intelligence Maj. Gen. Abbas Kamel. They discussed the situation in Gaza and a potential hostage-prisoner exchange, according to a Hamas statement Friday. The first hostage deal in late November saw the return of dozens of hostages taken captive by Hamas on October 7 and a week-long truce. Since the end of that truce three months ago, civilian casualties have soared in Gaza, as has global condemnation of Israel’s military operation and the political pressure on the Biden administration to call for a permanent end to the war. High stakes Israel has warned that if a hostage deal is not reached by the start of Ramadan on March 10, the Israeli military will press ahead with its planned offensive in Rafah, despite increasing international calls for restraint. During a meeting at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Tel Aviv Thursday, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Israel is “expanding” the authority held by hostage negotiators, and that the Israel Defense Forces were “preparing the continuation of intense ground operations,” according to a statement from his office. Rafah is the last refuge for Palestinians fleeing Israel’s bombardment and more than 1.5 million people are crammed into a sprawling tent city packed against the Egyptian border, with families living with severe shortages of food, water, medicine and shelter. In recent weeks, the Israeli military has ramped up aerial attacks on parts of central and northern Gaza. Entire families have been erased and displacement shelters flattened. Hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians who once found refuge in hospitals are now on the run again – as medical facilities across the enclave are crushed by bombardment or besieged. On Thursday evening, at least 23 people died following Israeli airstrikes in central Gaza, according to the Ministry of Health in Hamas-run Gaza. The ministry did not provide further details but said the death toll could rise. CNN cannot independently verify the number of casualties on the ground and has reached out to the Israeli military for comment on the strikes. It follows Israeli attacks throughout the week that killed at least 118 Palestinians in a 24-hour period Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health. Among the dead was a prominent doctor and his daughter, a human rights lawyer, and an international soccer referee. One of the last doctors at Nasser hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, has described a “desperate and catastrophic” situation with no “electricity, oxygen, heating, barely any food or water” after Israeli forces raided the complex last week. Israel launched its military offensive after the Hamas-led October 7 attacks in southern Israel, which killed about 1,200 people. Israeli attacks on Gaza have since killed at least 29,313 Palestinians and injured at least 69,333 others, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza.

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Teen’s confidence ‘brought back’ after sister’s death as she’s crowned pageant queen

After her younger sister Robyn was tragically killed by a speeding car, Eryn Fryar has shone brightly in beauty pageants after years of no confidence due to the tragedy. Eryn Fryar’s world fell apart when her 15-year-old sibling Robyn was knocked down and killed by a speeding driver in Paisley on July 7, 2019. Eryn’s mum Laura McGrath saw her daughter become quiet and shy until a friend suggested she join a pageant called Future of Empowering Women Scotland, reports the Daily Record. The now 14-year-old from Neilston, has since gone on to win the title of Junior FOEW International Supreme Queen after beating off competition from around the globe. READ MORE: Glasgow resident feels ‘violated’ after returning home to find stranger staying in her flat READ MORE: Glasgow lorry driver pleads guilty to killing French cyclist after running her over in city centre tragedy Every time she goes on stage, she wears blue to remember Robyn because that was her favourite colour. Laura, who is a proud mum and now helps run FOEW Scotland, said that being in pageants has really helped Eryn feel better. She shared: “Taking part in these events has brought my daughter back to me. After Robyn died, her confidence took a massive dip. She was only in primary school and was getting a bit of hassle from other kids in the class. “She was just at such a tender age and I watched her confidence drop. My friend Fern, who has competed in these pageants before, suggested that she try taking part. “I had no idea what it was – I just assumed it was little girls in pretty dresses – and thought what harm can it do. We brought her along and she had an absolute blast. She was so nervous before she went on but Fern took her under her wing. “She’s now Eryn’s pageant mum and sorts out all her outfits. When Eryn got on stage I was just like ‘bloody hell, where did this wee girl come from?’ “Eryn has grown into this confident young woman. She’s learned all these news skills like how to speak in public. “And the friends she’s made are just incredible. They call each other ‘sister queens’ which is just what she needed after losing her sister. I’ve watched how pageants have helped Eryn through everything. “I want other mums and I want other girls to know that this whole family of people exists. I have living proof in Eryn that it’s not just pretty girls in dresses. It’s so much more than that.” And she thinks that wearing a special nomination bracelet, which was Robyn’s, before every show is her lucky charm on stage. She said: “It’s helped me build my confidence and make friends all over the UK. I get to travel up and down to loads of different events and meet up with all my sister queens.” Join Glasgow Live’s WhatsApp community here and get the latest news sent straight to your messages. She also made a funny comment that her ‘pageant mum’ Fern will always pick her outfits because her mum knows best. This year, FOEW Scotland is helping a local charity called Brightest Star. They want to support families who have lost someone they love, in memory of Robyn. Robyn died when Shaun Gatti hit her as she was walking home from being out with her mates. Gatti was sent to prison for five years.

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GPS War: Israel’s Battle To Keep Drones Flying And Enemies Baffled

Omer Sharar had just received the first delivery of his new GPS anti-jamming technology when Hamas militants attacked Israel on October 7.Since then he and his team at InfiniDome, a start-up based in Caesarea, north of Tel Aviv, have been working around the clock to prevent the Israeli army’s mini-drones from being intercepted by cheap and simple jamming in Gaza.Israel — one of the world’s main exporters of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — has for years waged a drone war along its borders, allowing it to monitor or target its enemies remotely with large, sophisticated airborne platforms.During the war in Gaza, however, much smaller and cheaper drones, operated in far higher numbers, have come to the fore.In recent years Hamas has developed its own arsenal of low-cost mini-drones equipped with explosive charges.On October 7, the militants put these devices to use, evading detection and interception to drop bomblets on military observation posts along the security barrier around the Gaza Strip as part of its unprecedented attack that triggered the war with Israel.While Israel continues to use larger UAVs to observe the besieged Palestinian territory — with artificial intelligence suggesting targets to soldiers on the ground — its troops have also been supplied with mini surveillance drones.These fly at very low altitude and are capable of entering buildings and tunnels to determine whether they are safe for soldiers.Devices that use satellite navigation systems, such as the US-government owned Global Positioning System (GPS), function by receiving signals from multiple satellites orbiting the Earth and using them to calculate a precise location.But the signal is weaker the closer it is to the ground, making it easy and cheap to jam with more powerful signals, leaving any GPS-reliant drones helpless.Hamas fighters have been doing just that, prompting Israeli soldier to secure their mini-UAVs with InfiniDome’s GPSdome2 technology, which first came out in March 2023.”We started delivering it to a couple of customers but actually our first real production batch came more or less in September,” Sharar told AFP.In one sense, it was “perfect timing”, with employees deployed as part of Israel’s response to the October 7 attack, he said.”A third of us got drafted immediately to reserve forces because we have UAV operators here. We have officers working in the company,” he said.Chief executive Sharar and the company’s chief technical officer were not among them but set themselves to work as part of the war effort.”Both of us got into the company on Saturday (October 7) and we started doing final testing and packing up GPSdome2 and we started distributing them,” he added. As well as defending its own GPS use, Israel has taken measures to disrupt the GPS of Hamas and other opponents.The specialist site gpsjam.org, which compiles geolocation signal disruption data based on aircraft data reports, reported a low level of disruption around Gaza on October 7.But the next day, disturbances increased around the Palestinian territory and also along the border between Israel and Lebanon in the north.The Israeli army said in the following days that it disrupted GPS “in a proactive manner for various operational needs”. It warned of “various and temporary effects on location-based applications”.One AFP journalist on Abraham Lincoln Street in Jerusalem, for example, appeared as being in Nasr City, Cairo, on Google Maps.Another in the West Bank city of Jenin was listed as being at Beirut airport on the navigation app Waze.Todd E Humphreys and his team at the University of Texas at Austin track GPS signals in the Middle East and discovered an odd trend after October 7: the brief disappearance on screens of planes approaching Israel.That was attributed to spoofing, whereby GPS data is manipulated to deliberately mislead a GPS receiver about its actual location.”Our data are taken from satellites in low Earth orbit. Israel appears to be engaging in GPS spoofing as a defensive measure,” Humphreys told AFP. “The false GPS signals fool receivers in the area around northern Israel into thinking that they are at the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport.”The war in Gaza has reignited tensions along Israel’s border with Lebanon. There have been near-daily cross-border exchanges of fire between the army and Hezbollah militants backed by Israel’s number one enemy, Iran.Hezbollah has superior military capabilities to Hamas, including more sophisticated drones and precision missiles that can reach as far as the southern tip of Israel, its leader Hassan Nasrallah has said.Sharar and his team have been learning every day from the war in Gaza but they have their eyes firmly fixed on Lebanon, which, he said, “potentially might be a lot more explosive”.

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کسانوں کا احتجاج، انڈین حکومت کا سوشل میڈیا اکاؤنٹس بند کرنے کا حکم

vosa.tv Voice of South Asia! Likes Followers Subscribers Likes Followers Subscribers جمعہ, فروری 23, 2024 About Us Vosa.tv – Voice of South Asia! پہلا صفحہ English انٹرٹینمنٹ سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی کھیل صحت بلاگ ویڈیوز Home انتخاب کسانوں کا احتجاج، انڈین حکومت کا سوشل میڈیا اکاؤنٹس بند کرنے کا حکم اسکرین شاٹ انتخاب کسانوں کا احتجاج، انڈین حکومت کا سوشل میڈیا اکاؤنٹس بند کرنے کا حکم By web Desk Last updated فروری 23, 2024 0 Share سوشل میڈیا پلیٹ فارم ایکس نے انڈیا میں جاری کسانوں کے احتجاج سے متعلق درجنوں اکاؤنٹس کو بند اور پوسٹس کو ہٹانے کے حکومتی حکمنامے سے عدم اتفاق کا اظہار کیا ہے۔انڈین حکومت نے ایگزیکٹیو آرڈر کے تحت ایکس کی انتظامیہ سے بعض اکاؤنٹس اور پوسٹس کے خلاف کارروائی کرنے کا کہا ہے تاہم ایکس انتظامیہ کا کہنا ہے کہ وہ اس سے اتفاق نہیں کرتی اور آزادی اظہار رائے کی بنا پر پوسٹس کو نہیں روکنا چاہیے۔ایلون مسک کے زیرِ نگرانی کام کرنے والی ایکس انتظامیہ نے اپنے پلیٹ فارم پر انڈین حکومت کے ایگزیکٹیو آرڈر شائع کیے بغیر پوسٹ میں جواب دیا۔ ایکس کی گلوبل افیئرز ٹیم کا کہنا ہے کہ وہ قانونی پابندیوں کی وجہ سے حکومت کا ایگزیکٹیو آرڈر اپنے پلیٹ فارم پر شائع نہیں کر سکتے تاہم ان کا ماننا ہے کہ اس کو عوام کے سامنے لانا شفافیت کے لیے بہت ضروری ہے۔حکومت کی جانب سے ایکس کو جاری کیے گئے آرڈرز میں ایسے اکاؤنٹس اور پوسٹس شامل ہیں جن سے متعلق جرمانوں اور سزاؤں کا ذکر ہے۔ web Desk Prev Post غزہ جنگ بندی:برطانوی اسپیکر پارلیمنٹ نے معافی مانگ لی Next Post امریکا تائیوان کو ہتھیاروں کی فروخت بند کرے،چین شاید آپ یہ بھی پسند کریں مصنف سے زیادہ انتخاب سعودی بچے نے اونٹ کے بالوں سے مملکت کا نقشہ تیار کردیا انتخاب شاہ سلمان بن عبد العزیز کی سربراہی میں ریاض میں کابینہ کا اجلاس انتخاب چیئرمین عابد شمعون،صدر ارشد علی،جنرل سیکریٹری راجہ نوید الرحمن منتخب انتخاب پیوٹن نے شمالی کوریا کے سربراہ کو کار تحفہ میں دیدی Prev Next جواب چھوڑیں جواب منسوخ آپ کا ای میل ایڈریس شائع نہیں کیا جائے گا. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. popular week امریکن پولیس اہلکار کی فائرنگ سے ایک شخص جاں بحق web Desk فروری 23, 2024 سعودی پریس ایجنسی میں مملکت کی 3 سو سالہ تاریخ کی نمائش فروری 23, 2024 سعودی عرب کی قیادت نے ہمیشہ غیر ملکیوں کو عزت اور پیار… فروری 23, 2024 پاکستان:سابق کمشنر نے اپنی غلطی کا اعتراف کرتے ہوئے… فروری 23, 2024 امریکا تائیوان کو ہتھیاروں کی فروخت بند کرے،چین فروری 23, 2024 نیوز لیٹر Subscribe our newsletter to stay updated. سبسکرائب کریں ہمارے متعلق Voice of South Asia – First Web TV for those South Asians who live abroad. • Email: info@Vosa.tv • Phone: 844-698-6394 popular posts امریکن پولیس اہلکار کی فائرنگ سے ایک شخص جاں بحق فروری 23, 2024 سعودی پریس ایجنسی میں مملکت کی 3 سو سالہ تاریخ کی نمائش فروری 23, 2024 سعودی عرب کی قیادت نے ہمیشہ غیر ملکیوں کو عزت اور پیار سے… فروری 23, 2024 Useful links پہلا صفحہ English انٹرٹینمنٹ سائنس و ٹیکنالوجی کھیل صحت بلاگ ویڈیوز Home © 2024 – VOSA. All Rights Reserved. Website Design: zia mazhar Sign in Welcome, Login to your account. Forget password? Remember me Sign in Recover your password. A password will be e-mailed to you.

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James Arthur latest act confirmed for Stirling Summer Sessions

James Arthur is the latest act confirmed for Stirling Summer Sessions. The 2012 X-Factor winner will headline a concert at City Park with support from two-time Eurovision winner Loreen and alt-rock band Fatherson. The gig takes place on Thursday June 27 with tickets going on sale next week. He joins Busted, Tom Jones and Shania Twain on the bill for the inaugural Stirling Summer Sessions. Arthur recently released his fifth studio album, Bitter Sweet Love, which went to the top of the charts. James Arthur at Stirling Summer Sessions only Scottish festival appearance in 2024 His Stirling Summer Sessions show will be his only Scottish festival appearance in 2024. Presale tickets are available from Wednesday (February 28) from 10am with fans able to sign up online in advance.The generall sale starts at 10am next Friday (March 1). Summer Sessions are taking place in Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh this summer – but Dundee is missing out. It comes after The Courier revealed how Dundee City Council turned down potential Summer Sessions gigs from Biffy Clyro and Fatboy Slim in 2022.

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AdLift secures the paid marketing duty for Two Brothers Organic Farms

AdLift, a global digital marketing agency, has announced the onboarding of Two Brothers Organic Farms. Won in a multi-agency pitch, the agency will be handling the paid marketing responsibilities for the brand. Founded by two brothers Satyajit Hange and Ajinkya Hange in 2014, TBOF has revolutionised organic farming in India. AdLift will be managing the paid media marketing mandate for the brand. It aims to conceptualise and create campaigns that match the innovation and creativity of TBOF. Its strategies will fuel sales and create loyal customers fulfilling the brand’s goal of empowering organic farmers and boosting rural livelihood and employment. The agency’s innovative approach, data-driven strategies, and comprehensive understanding of the digital landscape were key factors in winning the trust of Two Brothers Organic Farms. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Two Brothers Organic Farms and excited about the opportunity to elevate their brand through our paid marketing initiatives,” said Prashant Puri, Co-Founder & CEO, AdLift. “Our team is committed to leveraging the latest technologies and trends to ensure Two Brothers Organic Farms receives the visibility it deserves in the highly competitive organic market.” The paid marketing strategy devised by AdLift for Two Brothers Organic Farms encompasses a multi-faceted approach, combining targeted advertising, search engine marketing, and social media campaigns. The goal is to not only increase brand awareness but also drive meaningful engagement and conversions for Two Brothers Organic Farms. “We were looking for a digital agency that could not only understand our brand ethos but also create impactful campaigns that resonate with our audience. AdLift impressed us with their strategic insights and proven track record, and we are excited to embark on this journey with them,” stated Satyajit Hange, Co-Founding Farmer, Two Brothers Organic Farms.

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