Jefferson City woman sentenced for embezzling from employer

first_imgA Jefferson City woman will spend a year and a day in federal prison for embezzling from her employer.Laura Winge, 48, got her sentence on Tuesday.Winge pleaded guilty in February to taking more than $65,000 while bookkeeping for Turk’s Construction and Pools Unlimited from 2013 to 2016.last_img

The ink this 3D printer uses is alive. Watch it in action

first_img The latest 3D printer ink is alive, thanks to embedded bacteria. That means 3D printers can now make living materials capable of degrading toxins and facilitating organ transplants. Traditional 3D printers use powdery metals and plastics as their ink. These are great for making superstrong steel or even artificial bones, but not so great for making biocompatible materials that need more flexibility—such as skin grafts. That’s where the new functional living ink—or Flink—comes in. With Flink, researchers can print any number of bacteria-derived materials, including elastic ones. Researchers demonstrated this utility in a paper published today in Science Advances by printing materials embedded with the bacterium Acetobacter xylinum. This bacterium makes cellulose, which can be used as scaffolds for skin replacements and coatings for biomedical devices that help protect patients against organ rejection. What’s more, with Flink researchers can print these materials in any 3D shape in one step. Because any kind of bacterium or combination of bacteria can be infused in the ink, Flink expands the range of potential applications for 3D-printed materials—degrading environmental toxins, making vitamins, generating chemical energy through photosynthesis—that are not possible with nonliving inks.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) By Roni DenglerDec. 1, 2017 , 2:00 PM The ink this 3D printer uses is alive. Watch it in actionlast_img read more

Do you watch Futsal?

first_imgSometimes 3. Why do you watch Futsal? Maybe Volkswagen Mercedes Bundesliga Audi Yes Volvo Yes No They are too expensive 7. What is your opinion on Electric Vehicles? 5. Which of the following do you associate Volkswagen with? They are cost effective Yes Kia Faster games 4. Which of these car brands is Official Mobility Partner of UEFA Futsal EURO 2018 and UEFA EURO 2020? English Premier League Chevrolet They are safe and reliable Better goals I don’t trust them They are unreliable 0% Audi No 1. Do you play Futsal? Learn from SurveyGizmo experts that, by surveying your customers about your brand, you can gain valuable insight into specific areas of knowledge and associations. Please take my survey now Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries. Opel France national team Opel 3. Which of these car brands do you associate with European football? 9. Would you consider switching to driverless cars when the technology is available? Skip survey header German national team Hyundai BMW Champions League No Volvo Toyota Hyundai No UEFA Euros Toyota BMW Youth football DFB Pokal UEFA Futsal Mercedes 2. Do you watch Futsal? 6. Does Volkswagen’s association with football grow your appreciation of this brand? Ford Yes Women’s football They are good for the environment Chevrolet Spain national team vw futsol Premier League Did you watch UEFA Futsal EURO 2018? Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Portugal Spain Futsal Getty Premier League Two weeks ago, Portugal were crowned European Futsal champions for the first time and now we want to know your thoughts on the sport Creative, fast-paced, skillful. Futsal has it all. And the five-a-side game is becoming more and more popular for football fans across the globe.But do you play Futsal? Do you watch it?Let us know by filling out the short survey below! Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Nissan 8. Would you consider buying an Electric Vehicle in the future? Games are full of skill I play and so it is relatable to me Maybe Ford Volkswagen No Yes Kia Nissan last_img read more

Spain’s World Cup 2018 kit: All you need to know

first_imgWorld Cup Spain World Cup 2018 kit: New retro Adidas design, controversy and all you need to know Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Spain World Cup 2018 kit Adidas World Cup Spain WTF La Roja won the tournament for the first time just under a decade ago and they will be hoping their new kit can bring some luck Spain head to Russia in the summer of 2018 in search of their second World Cup title and they have released an all new kit for the occasion.Their kit manufacturers Adidas have delved into the past in search of inspiration for their latest line of national team kits and La Roja’s newest offering is a testimony to that.With the tournament around four months away, Goal takes a look at what Julen Lopetegui’s men will be wearing when they take to the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp What does Spain’s World Cup 2018 kit look like?World Cup 2018 kit Spain homeIn a dramatic departure from their previous home kit, Spain’s new edition features a geometric pattern which runs vertically down the right side of the front of the jersey.The colours in the pattern are yellow, blue and red, which blends into the base red of the rest of the shirt.While the previous home jersey featured Adidas’ famous three stripes on either side of the torso, they have migrated to the shoulders of the new shirt.The collar, meanwhile, seems to have remained the same, but the Adidas logo has been shifted into the centre, perhaps to highlight the design pattern on the right.How much does the new Spain jersey cost?An authentic Spain home jersey will cost you £99.95 in the UK, while a replica version will be somewhat cheaper at £69.95. Both items can be bought online.In the US, a replica Spain home jersey will set buyers back $90, while an authentic one will cost $130, and they are both available to buy from Adidas’ online store.What is the inspiration?Luis Enrique Spain 1994 World CupAdidas have sought inspiration from iconic kits of the past in their most recent design efforts and in Spain’s case, they have produced a modern take on the kit worn at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.Both the Spanish home and away kits in that tournament featured a prominent design on the right side which was made up of rows of different coloured diamonds. The colours used in the ’94 home kit were yellow, red and navy blue, while the navy blue did not feature in the white away jersey.Unlike the modern interpretation, the classic jersey incoportated a polo-neck style collar, which was navy blue with slim streaks of red and yellow. However, like the modern version, the Adidas logo was placed in the centre of the chest.Why is the Spain World Cup 2018 controversial?Spain second republic flagInterestingly, the new Spain home kit for the World Cup has proved somewhat controversial to the point where both Adidas and the Spanish football authority (RFEF) have been compelled to make statements in order to quell anger.The combination of red, yellow and blue in the pattern on the right of the jersey has been seized upon by some as deliberately provocative due to the fact that they appear to resemble the colours of the Second Spanish Republic, which is still popularly used by separatist groups.Of course, the flag of the Second Spanish Republic is red, yellow and purple. So the confusion has arisen over whether the colour on the shirt is blue or purple.Adidas and the RFEF insist that the shirt design is “free of any political connotation” but that has not prevented people from having their say and some fans were particularly upset.Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that “politics is creeping into soccer once again” and a number of politicians waded into the controversy. Alberto Garzon, leader of the United Left (IU), said that he preferred the tricolour to simple red and yellow, while Pablo Iglesias of Podemos also expressed his approval. The political climate in Spain at present is particularly tense following the Catalonian government’s decision to press ahead with a contentious independence referendum last October and their subsequent attempts to establish independence from Spanish rule. That may explain the sensitivity.What about the Spain away kit?Sergio Ramos Spain 14112017The Spain away kit for the 2018 World Cup has not yet been released, but it is expected to be launched some time in the Spring of 2018.Spain wore an all-white away kit in the qualification stage, with three red Adidas stripes on the sides and red logos on the chest.It remains unclear whether the away jersey will be similarly inspired by the 1994 World Cup style.ergi Spain Mauro Tasotti Italy World Cup 1994It is possible that they will make a change from white and in the past they have gone with a variety of colours, including light blue, blue, dark blue, gold and even black.Either way, both Adidas and the RFEF will be hopeful that it attracts less controversy than its home variant.last_img read more

Projecting the USA squad vs. Paraguay

first_imgUnited States Projecting the USA squad for the friendly against Paraguay Ives Galarcep @soccerbyives Last updated 1 year ago 01:41 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Timothy Weah PSG Getty Images United States United States v Paraguay Paraguay Friendlies With no official matches to play for more than a year, the U.S. national team’s March friendly feels even more like a time to experiment If you’ve been starving for meaningful U.S. national team matches to look forward to, the wait just got longer.CONCACAF’s announcement earlier this week of the format for the new Nations League competition revealed what had already been feared, that the United States won’t be playing a meaningful match until the summer of 2019, at the Gold Cup. The U.S. won’t begin Nations League play until the fall of 2019, meaning we have 16 months before U.S. players will return to action with something tangible on the line.The wait isn’t quite so long when you think about the looming appointment of a new head coach, which is expected to be made after the World Cup. Once a new boss is in charge, the work to impress him and earn places in the next World Cup qualifying cycle can begin, making his first friendlies with the U.S. vitally important. There won’t be Nations Cup matches to play, but there is a good chance high-profile friendlies against South American powers like Argentina and Brazil will be on the docket. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp That is still more than six months away though, and with the next U.S. match likely to take place in late May, the upcoming friendly against Paraguay offers a good chance to take a look at some younger prospects who have been making waves overseas. Caretaker coach Dave Sarachan has done well to focus on youth since replacing Bruce Arena, and he should continue that when the U.S. holds its upcoming camp in Cary, North Carolina.Sarachan will have the option to call a full-strength squad due to the international window, but it still seems unlikely we will see the return of veterans like Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, or Clint Dempsey. All three are currently busy with MLS and CONCACAF Champions League, and all three would probably be best served skipping 2018 with the national team, or at the very least sitting out until a new coach is in charge. Sarachan echoed those same sentiments, making the March squad more likely to be another collection of young talent.With MLS having just kicked off, Sarachan could choose to limit the number of MLS players he calls in, especially with some MLS matches taking place during the window when the U.S. camp will be held, but the relative lack of strong foreign-based options may force him to call in at least a few MLS options.Here is a look at the team we could see called in for the March March 27 friendly against Paraguay:GOALKEEPERSBill Hamid USA Gold CupBill Hamid, Ethan Horvath, Brady Scott, William YarbroughThe days of the deep crop of American goalkeepers in Europe are behind us, and the reality is there isn’t an American starting in net in a top European league. The only American netminder current starting in a foreign first division? Club Leon’s Yarbrough, who has played well enough to merit a return to the U.S. setup. The 28-year-old has been starting regularly in Liga MX, which is more than can be said Hamid, who has been stuck on the bench at Danish side Mitdjylland since moving from D.C. United on a free transfer.FC Cologne and U.S. Under-20 prospect Brady Scott impressed at the January U.S. youth summit and could merit a look, though you could make a similar case for Jonathan Klinsmann. Ethan Horvath hasn’t played in an official match for Club Brugge since October, and could thus be skipped in favor of an MLS goalkeeper. Toronto FC has a bye week during the window, which could allow Alex Bono to be called in.DEFENDERSCameron Carter-Vickers Sheffield UnitedDeAndre Yedlin, Timmy Chandler, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt Miazga, Erik Palmer-Brown, Justen Glad, Antonee Robinson, Shaq MooreIf there’s a position to be excited about for this camp, and squad, it’s central defense. Miazga, Carter-Vickers and Palmer-Brown are all seeing regular first-team minutes in Europe, and all three should play key roles in the next cycle. John Brooks would be a shoe-in for this camp if he hadn’t been sidelined all year with a toe injury. Without him, Sarachan could look to bring in someone like Tim Ream for a veteran presence. Geoff Cameron would seem to make more sense, but it is safe to say he has burned all his bridges with the current U.S. setup and isn’t likely to see a call-up again until a new coach is hired.At fullback, Chandler is an interesting case because he’s in the midst of an excellent season at Eintracht Frankfurt and should be a lock, but will he be called or left in Germany? Moore has fallen out of the first-team picture at Levante, but the La Liga-based right back still merits a look after having enjoyed a stretch of starts in Spain. English-born left back Antonee Robinson has been a steady starter at Bolton (on loan from Everton) and should get a look, especially at a traditionally thin position.MIDFIELDERSChristian Pulisic USAChristian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Keaton Parks, Kenny Saief, Danny Williams, Joe Corona, Kekuta Manneh, Kyle ScottThe New York Red Bulls have a match the weekend before the Paraguay friendly, so Tyler Adams is unlikely to be called in, but this camp is a perfect opportunity to have a look at Parks, who is enjoying a good stretch at Benfica, featuring for its reserve side in Portugal’s second division. Williams gives the team a good veteran option, and took over leadership duties when the team convened last November. D.C. United has a game during the window as well, which will likely rule out Paul Arriola.The camp should be a good opportunity for both Pulisic and McKennie to earn a start and get 90 minutes as both have fallen out of the starting lineups for their respective teams. Joe Corona isn’t an every-game starter for Club America, but he has shown well in the matches he has been given starts in.Saeif is enjoying a good stretch with Anderlecht, and hasn’t been with the U.S. since his debut last summer. Now healthy, this camp would be an excellent opportunity to bring him in and see if he can play a prominent role in the attack.Manneh has begun to earn some regular minutes with Liga MX side Pachuca, starting in the team’s past three Copa MX matches. The speedy winger has yet to play for the United States after becoming a citizen in 2016, but this camp could be a good chance to bring him into the fold.Chelsea  prospect Kyle Scott made his first team debut recently, and given the fact he’s eligible for multiple countries, it may not be a bad thing to bring the U.S. Under-20 midfielder in for a look.FORWARDSMax Kruse Aron Johannsson Werder BremenAron Johannsson, Andrija Novakovich, Rubio Rubin, Timothy WeahAfter returning from injury purgatory, and the depths of the Werder Bremen bench, Johannsson is back and producing in the German Bundesliga and should be a call-up for the March camp. Novakovich has settled in well with Dutch second-division side Telstar, and the former U.S. Under-20 striker should earn a look, especially if Sarachan passes on calling in MLS options.Weah is a particularly exciting prospect. The Under-17 World Cup standout recently made his first-team debut with Paris St. Germain, and has yet to spend time with the U.S. senior team setup. The March camp would be a perfect opportunity.Rubin has settled in quickly at Club Tijuana, earning some minutes just weeks after arriving. He impressed at the U.S. January camp, and should see another look from Sarachan.last_img read more

We were patient, says Dzeko

first_imgEdin Džeko Dzeko: Roma deserved great win for patience against Shakhtar Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 07:07 14/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Edin Dzeko Roma Shakhtar Donetsk Getty Edin Džeko Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk Roma Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League The striker felt his second half strike was well deserved as his side reached the quarter-finals for the third time in their history Edin Dzeko credited his Roma team-mates for a “patient” performance as they dumped Shakhtar Donetsk out of the Champions League.A 1-0 win, after a 2-1 defeat in Kharkiv, took Roma through on away goals as Dzeko scored seven minutes into the second half with the game’s first chance of note.And although the Serie A side were outplayed for long periods at Stadio Olimpico, the Bosnian praised the way his side did not panic before eventually finding the breakthrough. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “It was a great night for me, for Roma and the whole club,” Dzeko told UEFA’s website. “We deserved this.”We were patient. We knew that one goal could see us reach the quarter-finals. We scored that goal and then we did everything all together.”I did [think a second effort was in] but the ball somehow went wide of the goal. That [one that went in] was the golden one.”I’m proud of this team because I think we knocked out a very strong team.”He added: “Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all gave absolutely everything, right up until the last minute. We deserve to go through, to be in the quarter-finals.”And Roma legend Francesco Totti also congratulated his former side on Twitter.”A fantastic result, a fantastic Roma: among the best eight sides in Europe,” he posted. “We push forward onto the next round.”last_img read more

NSW wins Friends of Rugby League match

first_imgIn what could have been an omen for the main event, the New South Wales politicians’ team was victorious over Queensland in Wednesday morning’s annual ‘Friends of Rugby League’ Touch Football match at the Senate Oval, Parliament House.  A very foggy morning and chilly temperatures failed to dampen the spirits of all participants and spectators, including the support of a number of South Sydney Rabbitohs players who were fresh from a regional visit on the South Coast, with all involved getting into the Origin spirit. Led by Alex Hawke (New South Wales) and Barnaby Joyce (Queensland), the sides had some very handy additions, including Petero Civoniceva and Rhys Wesser for the Maroons and Nathan Hindmarsh for the Blues. A roaming NRL CEO, Dave Smith in an Australian Kangaroos jersey, helped out both sides, while the ACT’s three Australian Youth squad members, Rob McCarthy, Steph James and Kasey Dragisic also took to the field for New South Wales. New South Wales were 2-0 winners in what was an exciting match, retaining the title after last year’s win. Touch Football Australia would like to thank Touch Football ACT referee, Adam Flint for refereeing the game. To view some of the photos from the event, please visit the Touch Football Australia Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia.  Related LinksParliamentary Touch Gamelast_img read more

US model for parole ineligibility likely to face court challenge lawyers

first_imgCALGARY – Legal experts say a sentencing provision that can keep killers in prison for the rest of their lives is likely to make its way to the Supreme Court of Canada.The federal government enacted legislation in 2011 that allows a judge to order a multiple murderer to serve consecutive periods of parole ineligibility for each offence.It has only been applied on six occasions.The most recent was in the case of Derek Saretzky, who was sentenced in August for the first-degree murders of a man and his two-year-old daughter as well as a senior in southwestern Alberta.Saretzky received the mandatory sentence of life in prison. But instead of the usual 25 years before parole eligibility, the judge ordered that Saretzky spend at least three times that long — 75 years — behind bars before he can apply to get out.“This case hammers home the stark reality of the law as it is now. If you want to make it consecutive, you’ve got to make it 75 for three murders,” said Calgary defence lawyer Balfour Der, who is challenging Saretzky’s conviction and sentence in Alberta’s Appeal Court.“We’re talking about a 22-year-old who would end up with … no parole until he’s 97.“If we look at it that way … maybe we should give him a break. On the other hand, this is a very serious crime. This is highly emotional because of the circumstances of the deaths and who are the victims.”Der said it’s a tricky legal issue.“One of the grounds of appeal will likely be that the consecutive minimums of 25 years amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and, because of that, the section is unconstitutional.”He suggests a sliding scale for consecutive parole ineligibilities that still recognizes the seriousness of a case.A University of Calgary law professor said she wouldn’t be surprised if the case shows up in Canada’s top court.“I don’t know how or in what manner the court would deal with it, but I would suspect it will happen,” said Lisa Silver.She said she can understand the argument since it’s a relatively recent provision in the Criminal Code.“It does mean that someone is spending an amount in custody that was unheard of in the past,” Silver said. “It is something that the Supreme Court of Canada needs to look at and needs to determine once and for all. Is this constitutional?”Veteran Calgary defence lawyer Alain Hepner expects the provision will get a second look by the federal government.“That’s the U.S. model,” he said. “It’s not too extreme from a public perception, but … the case law and the judges say we’re not here to pander to the public opinion. We have to apply the law.“A lot of these people may never see the light of day and the public may want that. There’s got to be other ways of doing it.”Alberta’s justice minister said consecutive parole ineligibilities can be a “useful tool” as a signal to criminals that multiple crimes may lead to a longer sentence.“It can potentially have a beneficial effect in terms of signalling to people who are doing these things that it’s not a good idea,” Kathleen Ganley said.“It can have a sort of deterrent effect. That being said, obviously it’s only intended to be used in certain circumstances.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

Facebook finds sophisticated efforts to disrupt elections

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it has uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms.The company said it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” political behavior and appeared to be fake.Facebook stopped short of saying the effort was aimed at influencing the U.S. midterm elections in November, although the timing of the suspicious activity would be consistent with such an attempt.According to a Facebook official, the company held briefings in the House and Senate this week. The official declined to be named because the briefings were private. Facebook disclosed its findings after The New York Times reported on them earlier Tuesday.The company said it doesn’t know who is behind the efforts, but said there may be connections to Russia. Facebook said it has found some connections between the accounts it removed and the accounts connected to Russia’s Internet Research Agency that it removed before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.The earliest page was created in March 2017. Facebook says more than 290,000 accounts followed at least one of the fake pages. The most followed Facebook Pages had names such as “Aztlan Warriors,” ″Black Elevation,” ″Mindful Being,” and “Resisters.”Facebook says the pages ran about 150 ads for $11,000 on Facebook and Instagram, paid for in U.S. and Canadian dollars. The first ad was created in April 2017; the last was created in June 2018.The company added that the perpetrators have been “more careful to cover their tracks” than in 2016, in part because of steps Facebook has taken to prevent abuse over the past year. For example, they used virtual private networks and internet phone services, and paid third parties to run ads on their behalf.__Associated Press Writer Mary Clare Jalonick contributed to this story from Washington.last_img read more

Update – Stolen Range Rover located in Edmonton

first_imgThe investigation is still ongoing in this matter.To view the original story, CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – UPDATE, RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance in sharing information which has helped locate a stolen Range Rover.A media release put out on April 17, 2019, was shared by media outlets and the following day, a member of the public updated that they believed they had observed the vehicle at an address in Taylor, BC.The vehicle was eventually located in Edmonton, Alberta by Edmonton Police Services on April 21, 2019.  Efforts are being made to return the vehicle to the rightful owner.last_img read more