first_imgRightmove has written to its customers to warn that a sophisticated phishing scam campaign is underway directed at estate agents and pretending to be from the portal.Fraudsters have been emailing agents in recent weeks asking them to validate their accounts and click through to a website that is a fake version of Rightmove’s agent suite.The portal is asking agents who experience this phishing activity to send the original fraudulent email as an attachment to [email protected] Outlook users this means opening an email, selecting ‘attach item’ and then at the bottom of the dropdown, ‘Outlook item’ and then browsing through messages to find the phishing email.“Sharing this information with us helps us investigate and block potentially fraudulent activity as quickly as possible,” the portal says.Criminals use these kinds of tricks to either get access to sensitive business details or to load Malware onto an agent’s computer and gain access to passwords, financial information and other data useful when attempting fraud.Wary of linksRightmove has warned agents to be wary of links within emails, and not to use the same password for every site.Zoopla also recently had to warn of a similar campaign – in June  agents received fake emails asking them to pay invoices, duping them into revealing their Zoopla Pro Account login details.Phishing is big business and accounts for 90% of all company data breaches and in the US is said to be worth $15 billion. Every year 1.5 million phishing websites are created and 30% of all phishing emails are opened by recipients.phishing attack Rightmove Zoopla August 21, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » Crime » Rightmove warns agent over ongoing sophisticated phishing attack previous nextRegulation & LawRightmove warns agent over ongoing sophisticated phishing attackPortal says agents have been reporting credible-looking emails being sent to them urging recipients to click through to a fake Rightmove website.Nigel Lewis21st August 202001,461 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgYet, aside from the blue plaque on the wall, 2 Polstead Roadblends into the many red brick houses in north Oxford. Remembered as an army officer, archaeologist, and war hero, Lawrence’s life was immortalised in the Academy-award winning film Lawrence of Arabia. Simpson and Stewart wrote: “We feel the house should beopened to the public and hope that some of the interesting and remarkable objectsand documents held by a number of institutions could be put on display.” First attending the City of Oxford High School in GeorgeStreet, now the university’s history faculty, Lawrence went on to read historyat Jesus College. Recently, the TE Lawrence Society appealed against thegovernmental decision not to give the house listed status, emphasising the urgentneed for its protection. Simpson and Stewart, who has made a two-part documentary forthe BBC on Lawrence and his legacy, have suggested the creation of a centre forLawrence studies. A permanent memorial to Lawrence, they propose that thehouse should be bought and returned to its original condition. They believe thebest buyer to be one of the three Oxford colleges Lawrence belonged to: Jesus,All Souls, and Magdalen. BBC world affairs editor John Simpson and Rory Stewart,Secretary of State for International Development, have put forward a plan tosave the childhood home of TE Lawrence. TE Lawrence, famed for his role during the Sinai and PalestineCampaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire, lived in the house from1896. center_img Falling into disrepair, the house was put on the market lastyear for £2.9 million but remains unsold. “We think that a Lawrence Fellow should be appointed to actas custodian and organise lectures and exhibitions,” they added. Before the war, Lawrence embarked on a three-month walkingtour of crusader castles in Ottoman Syria, before learning Arabic in Byblos. On his return from his archaeological adventures in 1914,the family agreed to convert the outhouse in the garden into a timber bungalow designedby Lawrence himself, that survives to this day. Simpson and Stewart wrote: “This outhouse, like the mainhouse, is still much as Lawrence left it, although the sheeting has long gone.The building bears his stamp; he was keen on the Arts and Crafts movement, andit shows.” “We feel that the property as a whole is far too important to be left to fall apart, or to be taken over by a developer and lose its character for ever.” “We invite anyone who is interested in TE Lawrence, and inthe house that made him what he was, to join us in our big to turn it into amuseum and study centre that will do justice to one of Britain’s most fascinatingand influential heroes.”last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor:I am writing to express my support of the mayors in Hudson County who have declared their cities sanctuary cities. It is my hope that they resist the pressure to cave in the face of potential loss of funding, and remain focused on the long-term benefits of this policy. While some believe that this stand is a misguided emotional decision, sacrificing the well-being of the county’s citizens for the protection of undocumented aliens, nothing could be further from the truth. This perception is the unfortunate result of messaging from the offices of the respective mayors framing the conversation in a humanitarian light, portraying the cities as the compassionate defenders of a victimized population.This message is transparently false, as officials simultaneously argue that illegal immigrants undergird our local economy, which would grind to a halt without the cheap labor they provide. It is difficult to reconcile the purported concern with the wellbeing of undocumented immigrants, with the desire to exploit them for the benefit of legal residents. Such obvious political calculation has become intolerable for many Americans, and is, in this case, completely unnecessary. The fact is that beyond discounted labor, undocumented immigrants provide many other tangible benefits to our county, not the least of which is increased political power. This power does not stem from the mass voter fraud allegedly perpetrated by this group, but rather, the decennial census, the next of which will occur in 2020.The results of this census will determine apportionment in the House of Representatives, meaning that if this census shows a marked increase in the New Jersey population, it will result in a greater number of representatives for the state of New Jersey. The census does not distinguish between citizens, permanent residents, or undocumented immigrants, all are counted. Thus, while they cannot vote, undocumented immigrants increase the power of their neighbors’ votes, simply by their presence. Ultimately, then, states and cities which stand fast in their commitment to remain “sanctuaries” will reap the political rewards in 2020.This rebalancing would not only be advantageous for urban areas and liberal states, but necessary for the health of our democracy. The results of the recent presidential election illustrate the flaw in our current system which concentrates power in rural communities at the expense of the more numerous voices of the cities. The result, whereby the more unpopular and radical candidate received the presidency through geographical gamesmanship, should be avoided at all costs. A temporary loss of funding should be considered a worthy sacrifice for the reclamation of democracy and the advancement of progressive values. America is increasingly diverse, increasingly liberal, and increasingly young, and yet, through gerrymandering and geographical advantage the older, whiter generation has had great success at suppressing the voice of the “coalition of the ascendant.” The “sanctuary city” response to such rural tyranny is long overdue, and should be pursued aggressively to ensure that 2020 produces a representative majority for the progressive majority in this country which has too long been marginalized.Seth Essendroplast_img read more

first_imgThe Kennedy Dancers, Inc., Diane Dragone, Executive & Artistic Director, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts have announced The Kennedy Dancer’s 2019 Holiday Showcase.The showcase features performances by The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (professionals) with choreography by Diane Dragone to Handel’s ‘Water Music’, Dr. Larry King’s ‘O’ Gracious Light’, and Pachelbel’s ‘Canon in D Major’. ×  1 / 3  The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (Professional Company) – Photo Credit: Tom Horan  2 / 3  The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (Professional Company)- Photo Credit: Tom Horan  3 / 3  The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (Professional Company) – Photo Credit: Tom Horan ❮ ❯ 1 / 3  The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (Professional Company) – Photo Credit: Tom Horan  2 / 3  The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (Professional Company)- Photo Credit: Tom Horan  3 / 3  The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company (Professional Company) – Photo Credit: Tom Horan ❮ ❯center_img The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company will perform along with The Kennedy Dancers Inner City Youth Pre-professional Dancers; as well as students from The Kennedy Dance School in Ms. Dragone’s Caribbean ‘Silent Night’, and ‘Akiwowo’, music by Babatunde Olatunji.An added feature this year are several variations from the Nutcracker, including Le Promenade of Mother Ginger, The Spanish Dance, Chinese Dance, The Russian Dance, The Tarantella, and The Sugar Plum Fairy choreographed by Co-rehearsal Director Kat Reese.This year’s show features both traditional and non-traditional works in dance. The Kennedy Dancers 2019 Holiday Showcase is not just a variation of the ‘Nutcracker’, but a cultural celebration of music and dance celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and others…clearly something for everyone!The Kennedy Dancers 2019 Holiday Showcase will be presented at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Thursday, December 19th at 10 a.m. for schools only and December 21st at 7:30 p.m. for the general public.Early Bird Special: Tickets purchased by December 6, 2019 are priced at $20.00 for Adults; $15.00 for Children under age 12 and Seniors for the 7:00pm evening performance on 12/21/19.Ticket Pricing after Dec.6th and at the door: $25.00 for Adults; Children under age 12 and Senior Citizens pay $20.00 per ticket.The school performance at 10:00am on Thursday, 12/19/19, is only for students, faculty, and school staff. School performance price is $8.00 per ticket. Great Field Trip!!!Be sure to reserve your tickets now!Schools: Please pay directly to The Kennedy Dancers, Inc., 79 Central Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306General Public: Tickets may be purchased by visiting our studio or calling 201-659-2190. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. You may also pay on-line starting Nov.8, 2019 at: www.kennedydancers.orgYour Support Is Needed. Please Support The Arts!This special holiday production is a FUNDRAISING event, as tickets sales will help defray the cost of The Kennedy Dancers’ many outreach programs.For more information please contact Diane Dragone, Executive & Artistic Director, at 201-650-2190.last_img read more

first_imgThe Queen has approved the nomination of The Right Reverend Elizabeth (Libby) JaneHolden Lane, MA (Oxon), Suffragan Bishop of Stockport, for election as Bishop of Derby insuccession to The Right Reverend Alastair Llewellyn John Redfern, MA, PhD, following hisresignation on the 31st August 2018.last_img

first_imgWith this large increase in overall capacity, the Dell EMC Cloud for Azure Stack’s hyper-converged infrastructure enables customers to successfully support more workloads in less physical space and original configuration size and standardize on a turnkey hybrid cloud platform that offers the flexibility to support expansion capabilities in the future. This is critical for customers who want a consistent experience across Azure—whether it’s Azure public cloud or on-premises Azure Stack—for the long term.Let’s be clear: “cloud” isn’t a place, it’s an operations model, and IT organizations are expected to deliver a consistent end-user experience wherever data and applications reside. Dell EMC’s Azure Stack platform makes all phases of the life-cycle (acquisition, deployment, operation and maintenance) a repeatable, predictable, turnkey experience—in keeping with the public cloud experience. Interoperability between public and private cloud resources has quickly become not just a “nice to have” but an absolute, top requirement for most organizations’ IT infrastructures.Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack delivers unmatched levels of integration, automation and manageability and enables customers to increase IT efficiencies while adopting a Dev/Ops model. We’re the only vendor able to provide an Azure Stack turnkey hybrid cloud platform that offers:A solution from the industry-leading hyper-converged infrastructure provider with a foundation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Dell EMC Networking, offering flexible capacity and performance options.Simple, self-service, policy-enforceable encryption-as-a-service, through Dell EMC CloudLink SecureVM, which provides granular control of where and under what circumstances VMs are allowed to boot and access sensitive data.Dell EMC best-in-class backup and recovery technologies, which allow you to protect your Azure Stack applications with confidence and align service levels to cost objectives.Reduced complexity and risk since we manage the component lifecycle for the entire hybrid cloud platform.Furthermore, the adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry® on Azure extends to Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, continuing to deliver the promise of hybrid models with consistent services, APIs and consumption models for on- and off-premises.We believe Azure Stack has great potential, and we’re meeting with several businesses that agree. For example, here’s what our partners, Candidator and Pulsant, had to say:“Dell EMC is the trusted partner of Candidator for Microsoft Azure Stack in the Nordic region. Together, we bring innovation to our customers maximizing the potential with Azure Stack. Dell EMC’s long history and extensive portfolio delivers the foundation for our business, and we see Azure Stack as strategic investment in the future to help our joint customers undertake their IT and digital transformations. Candidator is known for delivering innovative technology to their customers and, with Azure Stack, will continue our promise to customers to be their partner and help them focus on their core business. Azure Stack will deliver the bridge from on-premise to public cloud, leveraging the best of both worlds. Candidator will deliver Azure Stack as a service to our customers to provide a competitive advantage as well as full transparency from cost to delivered services.” — Ketil Neteland, advisor, Candidator“With the recent launch of Azure Stack, the future of hybrid cloud is here. Yet, for many businesses, they feel unable to justify the investment required in the new solution. By working closely with Microsoft and Dell EMC, we have developed AMP Launch Pad, a single node appliance with the latest version of Azure Stack pre-installed on it. It is a cost-effective, low barrier of entry way of getting to grips with the technology and means business can enjoy all of the functionality at a fraction of the price. With an emphasis on hybrid deployments and the changes they can deliver to organisations, many find themselves at the next stage in their cloud evolution journey. As Azure Stack launches, the time has never been better for those businesses that have so far been reticent to take that first step.” — Stuart Nielsen-Marsh, Microsoft cloud strategy director, PulsantIt’s clear that organizations are moving to a hybrid cloud strategy. Chad Sakac, president of Dell EMC’s Converged Platforms & Solutions Division, breaks down exactly why in this Mythbusters video:For additional information, please visit Microsoft’s latest Azure Stack blog and our webpage: Dell EMC had a very eventful Microsoft Ignite in Orlando just a few weeks ago, engaging with countless customers and partners. While we showcased the breadth of our entire portfolio for Microsoft customers, the HOTTEST topic—across the board—was Microsoft Azure Stack.It’s been an exciting journey on the path to deliver the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, and, frankly, we believe we have an incredible and differentiated offering for our customers and channel partners globally. Early interest has exceeded expectations, and our solution is about to get even better—and only weeks after we began shipping to customers.Today, we’re thrilled to unveil Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack on our new Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation (14G) servers powered by Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. Order ability starts this November, and we believe we’ll be the first to offer next generation compute for Azure Stack when we begin shipping globally this December.This is great news for our customers as the 14th generation of PowerEdge servers are purpose-built for hyper-converged infrastructure. This software stack integrated into PowerEdge servers will pack-in power and security while optimizing performance as a result of rigorous testing and validation. Why is this important for our Dell EMC Cloud for Azure stack?With this newest generation of PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure stack will provide customers greater:Price performance – offering even better price for performance with the industry’s latest compute technologyCapacity – including up to 156 percent more workload densityScalability – offering organizations investment protection to run more Azure Stack workloads with a platform that is easily expandable for years to comeTake a look at example density improvements with our 14G platform for the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack:last_img read more

first_imgKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the suspension of a multimillion-dollar fund backed by European nations that supported the work of local groups focusing on democracy and good governance. Museveni, who was re-elected last month in a disputed vote, in a letter to his finance minister charges that money withdrawn from the Democratic Governance Facility has been “used to finance activities and organizations designed to subvert Government under the guise of improving governance.” Museveni charged that he was never consulted on the establishment of the fund with cash reserves of up to £100 million and “operated exclusively by a foreign mission” in the East African country.last_img read more

first_img“1997 will probably mean lower retail prices,” he said. “Prices will possibly drop asmuch as 10 cents per pound on some cuts.” The hogs Georgia farmers raise in the ’90s have about half the fat of hogs raised in the1960s. They’ve responded to consumer demand for leaner pork cuts like loins androasts. As the cost to feed hogs drops through early 1997, the profits in raising hogs will rise. More fast food outlets are adding bacon to their burger products. The bacon addsflavor, and more customers find they like that added flavor. That’s good for retail shoppers, too. “If you choose a bacon burger, you might pick a smaller burger and select a lower-fatside dish like a baked potato with a reduced-calorie drink,” she said. “It’s all in howoften and how much you eat it.” Those lean hogs are in demand around the world, too — “particularly in Asia and theOrient,” McKissick said. Leaner hogs naturally have less bacon. Extension animal scientist David Bishop saidbacon makes up about 12 percent of the meat from today’s leaner hogs. “If they get much leaner, we start losing meat quality and edibility,” he said. Extension foods and nutrition specialist Connie Crawley said most people can workbacon into a well-balanced diet.center_img Finally, Georgia pork prices are sizzling again. McKissick figures farmers will increase the number of hogs they raise over the nextyear to meet foreign market and domestic demand. Current retail bacon prices are as high as they’ve ever been, he said. He cites two mainreasons: stronger demand for bacon and leaner hogs. Through 1995, the cost to raise hogs was almost higher than the price farmers could getfor them. “As we got into 1996, demand started rising,” McKissick said. “And farmersresponded to meet that demand.” For farmers, though, as price at the livestock markets rose, so did the cost to raisethem. Feed prices soared. Pork prices were looking up, McKissick said, but many hogfarms weren’t making a profit. “The 1996 prices were the highest we’ve seen to farmers since 1990,” McKissick said. The increase in pork demand, both by foreign markets and the fast food industry, isgood news for Georgia pork producers. “Bacon prices are really propping up the entire retail pork industry right now,” saidJohn McKissick, an economist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.last_img read more

first_img Even during a drought, Georgia garden retailers have seen higher-than-average sales increases. Thomas explained that people want to keep their homes and businesses beautiful. “When homeowners have something die in their landscape, they seem to immediately go buy something else to replace it,” he said. As drought gripped the state over the past two years, ornamental sales rose. This year’s mild spring created a longer growing season, too, and a longer time for retailers to sell plants. “Georgia plant sales in March and April increased 25 to 35 percent over last year’s figures,” Thomas said. “And last year was a good year. That’s a very large increase in sales for any kind of business.” The only complaints about the longer season and higher sales come from greenhouse workers. “They are hot,” Thomas said. Greenhouse temperatures have been as high as 120 degrees in May and June for the past few years. “Most growers now shut the greenhouses down in July and August,” he said. “It’s just too hot.”Water? No Problem The lack of water that plagues row-crop farmers isn’t a big problem for greenhouse growers. “In the greenhouse trade, the drought hasn’t been a problem at all, because greenhouses are very water-efficient,” Thomas said. “Greenhouses use fewer gallons of water per dollar of crop grown than any other area of agriculture.” Most owners use water from their own deep wells. “It’s controlled, precise watering, and some use high-tech systems,” Thomas said. “But it’s water-intensive agriculture.”No Crying in Nurseries Like their greenhouse counterparts, nursery growers haven’t suffered much. “The container growers have been hardly affected,” said UGA Extension horticulturist Jim Midcap. “Field nurseries have been dry, but almost all have irrigation.” Most nurseries are in the midst of planting now. “In the field tree nurseries, they decide what to grow three or four years in advance, and they just have to live with them,” Midcap said. “They hope they make the right decisions. The trees they’re planting now will be for sale three years down the road.” The demand for nursery products has been at record highs for the past few years. Many nurseries have expanded. Sales were good in the fall and spring, and supplies are short. That usually equals better prices for the growers. “I was visiting with a grower yesterday who was having to go to Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama to buy plants,” Midcap said. “The ones that are suffering are those who are planting in the ground and sure could use some rain to get the plants established.” Right now, Georgia growers are selling all they can grow. However, the drought does have landscapers more interested in planting drought-tolerant plants.No Sad Sod Yet Sod and turf producers aren’t benefitting as much. But they aren’t suffering yet, either. “Sales have been good and about normal for this time of year,” said Gil Landry, a UGA Extension turf specialist. “Growers are concerned about water restrictions impacting sales, and irrigation is critical now in their production systems because of low rainfall, thus increasing this cost.” The drought hasn’t cost sod producers any sizeable crop losses. But the season isn’t over. “Low rainfall in the winter has caused some late-season installation problems if people didn’t water,” Landry said. Photo: Faith Peppers center_img On the heels of a dry April planting season, there is one bright spot in the economic picture for agriculture: the “green industry.” The greenhouse, nursery and turf growers who produce plants for landscapes don’t face the same problems as farmers who labor with cows and plows. Comprising the fastest growing segment of Georgia’s agricultural economy, they can survive more than drought. “It’s one of the few industries that does well in recession and in drought,” said Paul Thomas, an Extension Service horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Retail Sales Increase Sales have increased about 4 percent per year nationally. However, Georgia sales have grown 9 percent to 13 percent in these past few dry years.last_img read more

first_imgFlorida utilities expect massive increase in solar generation in next 10 years FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Solar Industry:According to the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) annual Ten-Year Site Plan Report, solar generation is anticipated to increase significantly in the Sunshine State within the next decade.Over the next 10 years, the state’s solar energy use will increase by 44%, representing 16,000 GWh of energy by 2027, says the PSC, citing the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC). Notably, FRCC says that at current penetration levels, no impacts to reliability have been identified.As part of Florida’s total electric generating resources, renewables, overall, are expected to increase from the current 2% to 8%. Further, natural gas is predicted to increase from 64% to 66% and coal to decrease from 15% to 10%.As laid out in the Ten-Year Site Plan Report, the state’s solar industry is expected to install 7,125 MW, including 5,551 MW of utility-owned solar and 1,574 MW of contracted solar. “Utility site plans provide us with a roadmap to meet Florida’s energy needs over the next 10 years and ensure future reliability,” says Gary F. Clark, PSC commissioner. “Interestingly, this planning cycle differs from others in that renewable capacity is projected to become the second-highest installed capacity source in our state.” He adds, “With utilities deploying battery storage options, solar energy will become more useful, and its role will continue to grow.”More: Solar to play increasingly bigger role in Florida’s energy futurelast_img read more