By Stephen Schaefer | PUBLISHED: January 24, 2019 at 12:44 pm | UPDATED: January 24, 2019 at 1:04 pm Sondra Locke’s recent death prompted another look at “The Gauntlet,” one of her key roles with Clint Eastwood, her companion and leading man for 13 years. Locke was discovered and Oscar nominated for her debut in the Carson McCullers’ adaptation “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter” (’68) opposite Alan Arkin. Her career soared in every possible way when she teamed with Eastwood, beginning with 1975’s “The Outlaw Josey Wales.” They would team again for the hugely successful and silly monkey comedies “Every Which Way But Loose” and “Any Which Way You Can.” I met her and Eastwood for the first time in New Orleans for the “Bronco Billy” junket, now considered among Eastwood’s best but a rare commercial flop. (Very vivid memory of that junket: I’m to have Clint sit down … [Read more...] about Hollywood & Mine: Forgiveness? Sondra Locke, Clint & ‘The Mule’
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eSports and professional gaming is increasing in popularity, but what is it, why does it matter and how can you get into it?We've been talking to Scott Gillingham, UK Gaming and eSports lead for Intel and James Dean, CEO of ESL UK to get the lowdown on eSports and what's changing. What is eSports?Put simply, eSports are electronic sports. Organised competitive gaming events in various leagues with teams and players battling it out for victory. Grand prizes are on offer, as is the prestige of being crowned champion(s). The very best players are essentially competing to become the best in the world at their favourite game. The winning teams or individual players can expect to potentially receive millions in prize money, as well as in more funding from sponsorship, endorsements and team salaries. Intel started pushing eSports with the first Intel Extreme Masters gaming tournament back in 2007 at CEBIT. Competitive gaming had been around as an idea … [Read more...] about What is eSports and why is it big deal?
At a Kiev nightclub in the spring of 2012, 24-year-old Ivan Turchynov made a fateful drunken boast to some fellow hackers. For years, Turchynov said, he’d been hacking unpublished press releases from business newswires and selling them, via Moscow-based middlemen, to stock traders for a cut of the sizable profits. Oleksandr Ieremenko, one of the hackers at the club that night, had worked with Turchynov before and decided he wanted in on the scam. With his friend Vadym Iermolovych, he hacked Business Wire, stole Turchynov’s inside access to the site, and pushed the main Moscovite ringleader, known by the screen name eggPLC, to bring them in on the scheme. The hostile takeover meant Turchynov was forced to split his business. Now, there were three hackers in on the game. Newswires like Business Wire are clearinghouses for corporate information, holding press releases, regulatory announcements, and other market-moving information under strict embargo before sending it out to … [Read more...] about How a hacker network turned stolen press releases into $100 million
By Abira Ashfaq Published: June 8, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Khadija’s earnest pursuit of justice, her likability, her persuasiveness on media, and the immense public support she got could not trump the dark brotherhood of the legal community. PHOTO: TWITTER/HNIAZISF Shah Hussain’s May 25th ‘acquittal’ in the Khadija Siddiqui case has led to public outrage. People’s faith in the criminal justice system seems to be shattered yet again. In 2016, Khadija was attacked by a helmet adorned assailant multiple times, 23 times to be precise, with a knife. On July 29, 2017, a magistrates’ court convicted Shah, her classmate at law school, of attempted murder and criminal hurt (Sections 324 and 337 of the Pakistan Penal Code) and sentenced him to seven years in prison. In March, 2018, a session’s court reduced the sentence to five years, and last week, the Lahore High Court (LHC) allowed Shah’s appeal, thus … [Read more...] about Miscarriage of justice: For Khadija Siddiqui, justice was delayed and denied