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Taiwan earthquake: Powerful quake in 25 years collapses buildings, causes small tsunami

A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on Japanese islands. Television footage showed buildings in the city of Hualien shaken off their foundations. Taiwan’s earthquake monitoring agency gave the magnitude as 7.2 while the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.5. Photos 10 1 of 10 | In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands. (TVBS via AP) Read More 1 of 10 In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands. (TVBS via AP) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 2 of 10 | In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on Japanese islands. (TVBS via AP) Read More 2 of 10 In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on Japanese islands. (TVBS via AP) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 3 of 10 | In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, residents rescue a child from a partially collapsed building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands. (TVBS via AP) Read More 3 of 10 In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, residents rescue a child from a partially collapsed building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands. (TVBS via AP) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 4 of 10 | A person stands along a sidewalk to watch a TV showing a breaking news on tsunami for Okinawa region Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Tokyo. Japan issued tsunami alerts Wednesday after a strong quakes near Taiwan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Read More 4 of 10 A person stands along a sidewalk to watch a TV showing a breaking news on tsunami for Okinawa region Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Tokyo. Japan issued tsunami alerts Wednesday after a strong quakes near Taiwan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 5 of 10 | In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a man checks a partially collapsed building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands.(TVBS via AP) Read More 5 of 10 In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a man checks a partially collapsed building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands.(TVBS via AP) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 6 of 10 | People evacuate to higher ground after a tsunami warning following a powerful earthquake in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands.(Kyodo News via AP) Read More 6 of 10 People evacuate to higher ground after a tsunami warning following a powerful earthquake in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands.(Kyodo News via AP) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 7 of 10 | In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a woman stands near a partially collapsed building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on Japanese islands. (TVBS via AP) Read More 7 of 10 In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a woman stands near a partially collapsed building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on Japanese islands. (TVBS via AP) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 8 of 10 | In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands.(TVBS via AP) Read More 8 of 10 In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands.(TVBS via AP) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 9 of 10 | In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands.(TVBS via AP) Read More 9 of 10 In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands.(TVBS via AP) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More 10 of 10 | People walk along a sidewalk by a TV showing a breaking news on tsunami for Okinawa region and Earthquake damage in Taiwan Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Tokyo. Japan issued tsunami alerts Wednesday after a strong quakes near Taiwan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Read More 10 of 10 People walk along a sidewalk by a TV showing a breaking news on tsunami for Okinawa region and Earthquake damage in Taiwan Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in Tokyo. Japan issued tsunami alerts Wednesday after a strong quakes near Taiwan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) Share Share Copy Link copied Email Facebook X Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest Flipboard Print Read More

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New York Jets ‘to take NFL Draft gamble’ after Aaron Rodgers details four-year plan

The New York Jets are considering trading their No.10 draft pick this year – as they focus on building a team around experienced quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Jets were left in a tough spot when Rodgers injured his Achilles in Week 1 of the 2023 NFL season, just five minutes into his first game for the team. This setback disrupted an entire offseason of preparation as the team struggled, rotating quarterbacks Zach Wilson, Tim Boyle and Trevor Siemian without much success. Now that Rodgers is 40 and entering the second year of his revised $75million (£59.8m) guaranteed contract, the Jets know this season is their best shot at success. The Jets don’t need a new quarterback, and Rodgers has plans to play in the NFL for another four years, which means they don’t need to pick a future starter in the upcoming draft. READ MORE: Haason Reddick explains Philadelphia Eagles trade with message to New York Jets fansREAD MORE: New York Jets owner Woody Johnson responds to Robert Saleh argument claims ESPN has reported that the Jets are looking into trade options with teams who currently have a lower pick and need a new quarterback. Even though top projected picks like Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels and J.J. McCarthy will probably be chosen within the first nine picks, it’s still a good trade for teams looking for a new starter. The Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders are all in the hunt for new quarterbacks, each with their own level of urgency. The Vikings need to find a replacement for Kirk Cousins, although they have signed Sam Darnold on a one-year deal. The Broncos don’t often pick a quarterback in the first round, but their general manager George Paton confirmed at the NFL Combine that head coach Sean Payton is on the lookout for a new quarterback. After a tricky contract situation led to Russell Wilson leaving, the Broncos now have Jarrett Stidham as their main option. Click here to follow the Mirror US on Google News to stay up to date with all the latest news, sport and entertainment stories. The Raiders are also unsure about their next move, having said goodbye to Jimmy Garoppolo, as he’s off to the Los Angeles Rams. Last season, Garoppolo was replaced by rookie Aidan O’Connell, and head coach Antonio Pierce hasn’t decided what to do next. However, the Jets are open to offers from any team, as they’re looking to get more draft picks, including a second-round pick. As part of the Rodgers trade, the Jets lost their second-round pick to the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings have two picks in the first round, after getting the No. 23 selection from the Houston Texans. With their current No.11 pick, if they were to trade for No.10, they could have two picks in a row, which would be a great position to be in. The Vikings don’t have any second or third-round picks, with their next selection being the start of the fourth round (108th overall). The Jets are waiting to see what offers come in. They’re thinking about adding to their offensive line, wide receiver and safety positions. Giving up No.10 for extra picks could be the answer. * An AI tool was used to add an extra layer to the editing process for this story.

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Joel Embiid injury return date confirmed as 76ers star eyes late playoff push

Joel Embiid, the reigning NBA MVP, made his comeback for the 76ers against the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 2. He’d been out of action for over a month in the 2023-24 NBA regular season due to a left meniscus injury he picked up during a game against the Golden State Warriors in late January. The 30-year-old had to have surgery to fix the damage. At first, it wasn’t clear if the operation would mean Embiid would miss the rest of the regular season. ESPN gave more details about how long Embiid’s recovery might take, saying that the centre would be out for at least four weeks. By the time he came back, Embiid had been out for seven weeks because of the injury and Philadelphia will have seven games left before the playoffs start. This is important given where the 76ers are in the Eastern Conference standings. Without their star centre, Philadelphia dropped down to the Play-In Tournament positions. The team is hoping they can grab the No. 6 seed with a late push. Even if they don’t manage it, having Embiid back will give them a boost in confidence for the NBA Playoffs. In the 34 games Embiid played, the 76ers were 26-8, which was the best in the Eastern Conference and good for a. 765 win percentage. Had Embiid remained injury-free the entire season, the 76ers would have been on pace to win 63 games (. 768 win percentage). However, after Embiid went down, Philadelphia struggled mightily, winning only 14 of its last 41 games, good for a. 341 winning percentage. In doing so, the 76ers now sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference and have played like a 28-win team without Embiid in the lineup. With Embiid now in the fold, the 76ers have a fighting chance of making a push to make it out of the play-in picture. As it stands, the sixth-seeded Indiana Pacers are only 2.5 games ahead of the 76ers, with the New York Knicks sitting in the fourth-seed, only 4.5 games ahead of Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks occupy the ninth and 10th seeds, respectively and both teams have an outside chance of chance of catching the 76ers. Nevertheless, the 76ers’ main goal now is to overtake the Pacers to get out of the play-in tournament. Currently, all seeds from one to six will avoid the Play-In Tournament and the 76ers want to avoid an early disappointment, Philadelphia will have to essentially win out to give itself the best chance to sneak into the playoffs. Indiana also will have to stumble down the stretch if the 76ers are to catch them. If the 76ers don’t manage to avoid the Play-In Tournament, they’ll have to face the Heat – who are currently in seventh place. If Philadelphia lose to Miami, they’ll then have to play against the winner of the ninth and 10th seed to see if they can make it to the playoffs. The team that wins this match will be considered the eighth seed, and any teams that lose will be out of the running for the playoffs. This means every game is super important for the 76ers, especially as they hope to win the championship. But things are looking up for Philadelphia. With Embiid coming back soon, their chances of getting a playoff spot have improved because he’s the reigning NBA MVP and will give the team a big boost. * An AI tool was used to add an extra layer to the editing process for this story.

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Reimagining GameFi: Introducing “IN” – The Dawn of Play,

Hong Kong, April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In an era where gaming intersects with groundbreaking blockchain technology, “IN” emerges as a beacon of innovation, challenging the status quo of GameFi projects. The brainchild of Vladimir Malyshev, the founder of OnGame with over 13 years of experience in GameDev and eSports, “IN” is the culmination of five years of dedicated development in WEB3 & FinTech. Having successfully launched an ICO, the OnGame team decided to pool their collective expertise to create “IN,” which has been making waves in AppStore & Google Play since February 2023. According to playtoearn, “IN” has been heralded as the second-best web3 game in 2023. Since 2020, the visionary team behind “IN” has meticulously observed the GameFi landscape, recognizing the untapped potential of WEB3 and blockchain to revolutionize the gaming industry. These technologies herald a new dawn of gaming experiences, where players can truly own in-game assets, earn while playing, and engage in a secure environment free from the shadows of cheaters and hackers. Yet, the journey has not been without its challenges. The market has seen the release of thousands of games, many falling into repetitive patterns: – Mandatory NFT purchases for game entry- Monotonous gameplay lacking depth- Pyramid-scheme-like economics driving scarcity- A surge of bots exploiting freebies The result? A vast chasm between the four billion gamers worldwide and the few tens of millions who have ventured into WEB3 gaming. It’s a stark reminder that simplicity, clarity, and genuine player engagement are the cornerstones of successful gaming experiences. “IN” stands as a testament to what happens when the focus shifts back to the gamer. It’s not just a game; it’s a revolution. Here’s why: – Play Anywhere, Anytime: A game accessible across all devices, offering seamless integration for gamers on the go.- Free to Start: Jump into the world of “IN” without barriers, no crypto wallet or NFT purchase required.- Role Play Your Way: A mass-market genre with Role Play elements, ensuring every player’s journey is unique.- Engrossing Narrative: Dive into a story where you’re not just a player but a pivotal author of the game’s unfolding saga. The “IN” Token ($TIN) is the utility token of the “IN” project by OnGame, serving as a premium currency for in-game purchases. The in-game exchange allows players to earn and sell in-game gems in exchange for $TIN. Requirements for $TIN include purchasing premium multipliers for farming (experience, gems), PvE boosters (for battle characteristics, time), buying and selling in the in-game market of game valuables (trophies, equipment, etc.), obtaining premium boxes with higher-grade heroes and higher-value items, auctions for leasing game buildings with the right to collect taxes, and auctions of super-quality equipment items (of the highest rarity). The mechanism of exchanging in-game currency for premium currency and vice versa entails a live auction of demand and offer between players and is formed by the community itself. Fair Economy: A balanced market with safeguards against bots and unfair play, ensuring a level playing field for all.True Ownership: Earn, buy, sell, or gift your game progress and assets — because they’re rightfully yours.Earning Made Fun: The “play and earn” model redefined, turning enjoyment into profitability. The narrative of “IN” unfolds with a professor’s accidental discovery of a new world through a failed experiment. A world brimming with gems, yet no way back home. This marks the beginning of an extraordinary quest, as players unite to explore, adapt, and ultimately, conquer. From battling monsters attracted by gem energy to establishing a base camp and constructing a city, “IN” offers a collective quest like no other. The game evolves based on community decisions, whether forging new weapons or saddling horses to explore distant lands. A Future Written by You With 12 chapters already scripted, players of “IN” will navigate through discoveries, space rifts, and ancient civilizations. The game’s destiny, however, lies in your hands. Will you unite to build the portal back home, transitioning “IN” from a casual adventure to a sprawling 3D metaverse? The journey from conception in summer 2021 to a full-fledged release in 2023 encapsulates a story of innovation, testing, and triumphant entry into the gaming world. With significant registrations, evolving player engagement, and a sustainable revenue model, “IN” is not just a game — it’s the future of GameFi. Embark on the Journey The path ahead for “IN” is bright, with localization plans, community building, and the introduction of esports and betting functionalities. By 2027, “IN” aims to transform into a metaverse with 10 million active users, redefining entertainment, earning, and education in the digital age. Join us as we craft a new chapter in gaming history. The world of “IN” awaits your courage, creativity, and camaraderie. Together, let’s build a legacy that transcends worlds.Twitter: https://twitter.com/in_ongameTelegram: https://t.me/in_ongame Instagram: https://instagram.com/in.ongame Vladimir Malyshev Founder OnGame Limited info@ongame.dev Source link The content is by Globe Newswire. Headlines of Today Media is not responsible for the content provided or any links related to this content. Headlines of Today Media is not responsible for the correctness, topicality or the quality of the content.

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Strange rock uncovered during sea search turns out to be ancient battle gear

Italian archaeologists discovered a “practically intact” metal battle helmet during a recent search in the Ionian Sea. The Superintendence of the Sea (SopMare), a Sicilian governmental organization responsible for protecting ancient artifacts in sea waters, announced the discovery on Thursday. The object was found in waters outside Vendicari, a small island on Sicily’s southeast coast. In a Facebook post translated to English, SopMare explained that the object was sitting around 16 feet deep in the Ionian Sea. Researchers from the University of Naples assisted with the search. Pictures show that the infantry helmet blended in with the rocks on the sea floor. It was found covered in concretions, which are masses of mineral cement. According to officials, the helmet was likely produced between the late 1400s and 1600s. It was a “cabasset” or “capacete” helmet – which are Spanish and Portguese words, respectively, meaning that the helmet is of an Iberian style. A scuba diver carefully helped bring the object back to the water’s surface – which is possibly the first time it had been out of water in as many as 600 years. “This type of helmet consists of a semi-spherical or oval cup with a tense more or less inclined along the entire edge and, in the specific case, a low upper ridge wavy or reinforced by metal spheres,” SopMare explained. “It is a type of helmet very widespread among the infantry of that period and also used by ship troops.” The statement adds that teams will continue searching the area for more information. “Further underwater reconnaissance in the area of the invention will try to clarify if it is an isolated invention or if it is possibly related to the presence of a late medieval or modern relic,” SopMare said. Fox News Digital reached out to SopMare for comment.

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‘Suffering from ongoing publication’: Higgins’ distress at leaked texts

Brittany Higgins believed the publication of her private text messages, diary entries and other documents handed over to police and prosecutors to assist in Bruce Lehrmann’s sexual assault trial was part of a deliberate campaign to undermine her credibility, court documents reveal. The Federal Court heard allegations on Tuesday that Lehrmann leaked more than 2300 pages of Higgins’ text messages with her ex-boyfriend Ben Dillaway to Seven as he negotiated an exclusive interview deal in 2022 with the network’s Spotlight program. He has previously told the court he did not give any documents to Seven. In a bombshell development on Tuesday night, Network Ten succeeded in an application to reopen its defence to Lehrmann’s multimillion-dollar Federal Court defamation case against Ten and high-profile presenter Lisa Wilkinson over an interview with Higgins broadcast on The Project on February 15, 2021. Justice Michael Lee was due to deliver his decision in the defamation case on Thursday but has postponed his judgment to hear evidence called by Ten from Taylor Auerbach, a former Spotlight producer who has alleged in affidavits filed in court that Lehrmann leaked the Higgins and Dillaway texts to Seven in December 2022. Auerbach will give evidence on Thursday.

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Voters in Enid, Oklahoma, oust city council member with ties to white nationalism

Voters in the northwest Oklahoma city of Enid ousted a city council member with ties to white nationalism, according to unofficial results posted Tuesday on the Oklahoma Election Board website. With all four precincts reporting in Enid’s Ward 1, results show voters chose to recall 42-year-old Judd Blevins. They instead selected Cheryl Patterson, a grandmother and longtime youth leader at an area church, to fill the seat. Blevins, an Iraq War veteran, was narrowly elected to the seat last year despite his ties to white nationalist groups. Blevins acknowledged at a community forum last week that he marched in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. He also admitted being connected to the now-defunct white supremacist group Identity Evropa. When asked at the forum to explain his involvement in the rally and his ties to Identity Evropa, he responded: “Bringing attention to the same issues that got Donald Trump elected in 2016: securing America’s borders, reforming our legal immigration system and, quite frankly, pushing back on this anti-white hatred that is so common in media entertainment.” The recall effort in Oklahoma was launched by two longtime Enid residents, best friends Connie Vickers and Nancy Presnall, both Democrats in a county where Republicans have a nearly 4-to-1 advantage in voter registration.

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Scathing federal report rips Microsoft for shoddy security, insincerity in response to Chinese hack

In a scathing indictment of Microsoft corporate security and transparency, a Biden administration-appointed review board issued a report Tuesday saying “a cascade of errors” by the tech giant let state-backed Chinese cyber operators break into email accounts of senior U.S. officials including Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. The Cyber Safety Review Board, created in 2021 by executive order, describes shoddy cybersecurity practices, a lax corporate culture and a lack of sincerity about the company’s knowledge of the targeted breach, which affected multiple U.S. agencies that deal with China. It concluded that “Microsoft’s security culture was inadequate and requires an overhaul” given the company’s ubiquity and critical role in the global technology ecosystem. Microsoft products “underpin essential services that support national security, the foundations of our economy, and public health and safety.” The panel said the intrusion, discovered in June by the State Department and dating to May “was preventable and should never have occurred,” blaming its success on “a cascade of avoidable errors.” What’s more, the board said, Microsoft still doesn’t know how the hackers got in. The panel made sweeping recommendations, including urging Microsoft to put on hold adding features to its cloud computing environment until “substantial security improvements have been made.” It said Microsoft’s CEO and board should institute “rapid cultural change” including publicly sharing “a plan with specific timelines to make fundamental, security-focused reforms across the company and its full suite of products.” In a statement, Microsoft said it appreciated the board’s investigation and would “continue to harden all our systems against attack and implement even more robust sensors and logs to help us detect and repel the cyber-armies of our adversaries.” In all, the state-backed Chinese hackers broke into the Microsoft Exchange Online email of 22 organizations and more than 500 individuals around the world including the U.S. ambassador to China, Nicholas Burns — accessing some cloud-based email boxes for at least six weeks and downloading some 60,000 emails from the State Department alone, the 34-page report said. Three think tanks and four foreign government entities, including Britain’s National Cyber Security Center, were among those compromised, it said. The board, convened by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in August, accused Microsoft of making inaccurate public statements about the incident — including issuing a statement saying it believed it had determined the likely root cause of the intrusion “when, in fact, it still has not.” Microsoft did not update that misleading blog post, published in September, until mid-March after the board repeatedly asked if it planned to issue a correction, it said. Separately, the board expressed concern about a separate hack disclosed by the Redmond, Washington, company in January — this one of email accounts including those of an undisclosed number of senior Microsoft executives and an undisclosed number of Microsoft customers and attributed to state-backed Russian hackers. The board lamented “a corporate culture that deprioritized both enterprise security investments and rigorous risk management.” The Chinese hack was initially disclosed in July by Microsoft in a blog post and carried out by a group the company calls Storm-0558. That same group, the panel noted, has been engaged in similar intrusions — compromising cloud providers or stealing authentication keys so it can break into accounts — since at least 2009, targeting companies including Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Dow Chemical and Morgan Stanley. Microsoft noted in its statement that the hackers involved are “well-resourced nation state threat actors who operate continuously and without meaningful deterrence.” The company said it recognizes that recent events “have demonstrated a need to adopt a new culture of engineering security in our own networks,” adding it has “mobilized our engineering teams to identify and mitigate legacy infrastructure, improve processes, and enforce security benchmarks.”

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Jalen Brunson struggles as Knicks’ late rally falls short in loss to rival Heat

MIAMI – The Knicks were reminded of last year’s elimination with a Jalen Brunson struggle twist. ‘ The Knicks star couldn’t come close to matching his supreme play of late, missing 12 of his 17 shots as a comeback fell short in Tuesday’s 109-99 loss to the Heat. In a lot of ways, the Knicks were uncharacteristic in ways that often only apply when they face Miami in big games. They committed sloppy turnovers. They lost the rebounding battle handily, 39-30, despite entering as the NBA’s best team on the glass. They were outhustled, outmuscled. But after trailing throughout – most often by double-digits — the Knicks exploded a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 92 on Precious Achiuwa’s putback with four minutes left. The Heat responded with a 17-7 run to close out the win, with Terry Rozier finishing with a game-high 34 points. The big difference Tuesday was that Brunson — a star in that playoff series against the Heat last year – was riding the struggle bus. Perhaps he was due for a letdown after carrying such a load in March. He acknowledged feeling under the weather before the game, saying with congestion, “”I don’t feel the best, but I’m fine.” Then he committed five turnovers and missed 5 of 6 treys. The Knicks (44-31) dropped their third straight and fell below the Magic from 4th to 5th in the Eastern Conference. New York’s bright spots Tuesday were Miles McBride, who dropped 24 points and chased around Rozier on defense, Bojan Bogdanovic, who had his best game as a Knick with 16 points off the bench, and Donte DiVincenzo, who added 31 points in 35 minutes on 11 for 21 shooting. Erik Spoelstra’s teams tend to ramp it up in April. Part of that is because Jimmy Butler coasts through the regular season before turning on the boosters when it matters. And it’s starting to really matter for the Heat (42-33), who are currently seventh in the East and trying to avoid the play-in. “Jimmy kind of does side quests during the year until about April,” Josh Hart said. “Then he starts locking in. I’m sure people are going to see that maniac competitive side now that he’s done with the side quests and he’s on to the main quests.” It was the Knicks’ first game at the Kaseya Center since being eliminated in Game 6 last year. And it was a rough start. After dueling MVP chants for Brunson and Butler in the opening minutes, the Knicks trailed by 12 after the first quarter.

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