ATHENS – The 7th Navarino Challenge will be held from October 11-13 this year in Messinia at Costa Navarino and continues to innovate with a roster of environmentally friendly activities.Navarino Challenge supports the sacred goal of combating childhood obesity through exercise and awareness of the benefits of a Mediterranean diet.With a view to adopting a more eco-friendly strategy, the organizers: a) have declared the start and end points of the Navarino Dunes runways as strictly smoke-free areas, b) have declared the beautiful Voidokilia beach, where the runners cross, as strictly plastic-free, c) will offer participants an eco-friendly bag by Luanvi, the event’s official sports supplier.This year, the event will further promote charity by supporting: a) the Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis with a program on Food Aid and Promotion of Healthy Nutrition, DIATROFI.Additionally, the Captain Vasilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos Foundation will support b) WWF Hellas and c) Karkinaki. All participants can contribute any sum they wish through the GivenGain online platform.Running at the Navarino Challenge. Photo by Elias LefasAs part of this year’s Navarino Challenge, Barney Spender and Roddy Gibson’s award-winning documentary The Road to Sparta which recounts the effort of four runners, including Greek-American ultramarathon Dean Karnazes (who participated with the Navarino Challenge Support Team) to run the Sparthathlon race, will be screened at the Agora, Costa Navarino, on Friday, October 11.Running routesParticipants can choose between the top-of-the-range Ford Go Further Greek Half-Marathon (21.1km), 10km by PlantBox, and 5km (running & dynamic walking). Starting from the Navarino Dunes of Costa Navarino, professional and amateur athletes will run along the coast to Pylos, crossing the beautiful Voidokilia beach, following the Homeric trail that Telemachos traced for Odysseus in King Nestor’s land. It is the only trail run that combines soil, sand, and asphalt.On the same day, the children’s 1km course will take place. The routes have been planned by the former marathon runner, current classic marathon course national record holder, running coach and director of All About Running, Nikos Polias. The event includes race timing for all runners.The olive tree, a key symbol of Ancient Greece, the Olympic Games, of the Mediterranean diet, and of Messinia in particular, is given its due place of honor at the Navarino Challenge. Peloponnese-based PlantBox, the award-winning team at the Athens Startup Awards, will offer an original olive tree package to each participant. Participants will also receive high quality cosmetics by Messinian Spa, a range of cosmetics based on Kalamata olive oil, and other natural Greek products.The running routes may be viewed in the following video: https://youtu.be/WCuXpo5Mh1Y.More details about the Ford Go Further Greek Half-Marathon route is available online in the following video: https://youtu.be/Ii0aQfPlc5kAccommodation Packages at The Westin Resort Costa NavarinoThe dramatic land and seascape at the Navarino Challenge. Photo by Loukas HapsisNavarino Challenge participants who have booked their package at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, taking part in the main events (running, swimming) can also enjoy the full program that includes more than 20 sporting activities.The first 50 to book their package at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino receive a chance to win free participation in the Authentic Athens Marathon 5km race on Sunday November 10.More information on accommodation packages can be found on:http://www.navarinochallenge.com/accommodation-packages-2019Registration continues for running and swimmingEntries for the award-winning sporting event are underway and interested parties can take part by completing the special form available at the following link: http://activemedia.com.gr/product/navarino-challenge-2019/. Pre-sale is also available online via www.viva.gr or by phone at 11876 as well as at all Viva pre-sale points.For more information on accommodation packages in the region visit VitaNTravel: http://vitantravel.gr/Samsung is the official technology partner for another year. Official sponsors of the event are Ford Motor Hellas and the Natural Mineral Water “Vikos”.Luanvi is the official sports supplier of the event for one more year.Official supporters are Poseidonia, Municipality of Pylos-Nestor and PlantBox. Messinian Spa is the Official Beauty Partner for the first time. Partners of the event are Pylos Poems, Fysiotek Sports Lab, Athens Easy Transfers.Avance Rent A Car is the official rental partner.National Geographic is the strategic partner of the event and 24 Media its premium media partner.Navarino Challenge has joined the Greek actions of the #BeactiveHellas 2019 program of the European Commission and is under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.The event is held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization with the approval of the Hellenic Swimming Federation.Navarino Challenge is co-organized by Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Active Media Group with the support of the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.Athletic Partners: Explore Messinia, FitnessArt, Navarino Golf Academy, Navarino Outdoors, Navarino Racquet Academy, Pilates by Mandy, Red Swim Academy, Swim Academy, Triantafyllidis Beach Arena, and Vizantinos target sport club.TweetPinShare0 Shares
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities reached out to the public today for help in identifying and tracking down a man who held a knife to a woman’s throat while robbing her at the Fashion Valley mall, then drove off in her car.The 57-year-old victim was walking to her car around 1:45 p.m. Monday in a parking lot outside the JCPenney store on the west side of the Friars Road shopping center when the thief approached her from behind, put the blade of a knife to her neck and demanded her wallet and keys, according to San Diego police.After she complied with his demands, the thief drove off southbound on Fashion Valley Road in her 2017 Nissan Sentra, which has since been recovered, police said.Investigators released a composite sketch of the suspect, described as Hispanic, 30 to 35 years old, between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with brown hair.Anyone with information about the suspect was urged to call the San Diego Police Department’s robbery unit at (619) 531-2299 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom March 27, 2019 Posted: March 27, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News Police seek tips on man suspected of Fashion Valley Mall carjacking KUSI Newsroom, FacebookTwitter
Modified magazine is for a very niche group of auto enthusiasts. It’s content is centered on high-end vehicle modifications, and Jalopnik suggests that market has a rapidly shrinking ad base, which is forcing Source Interlink to consolidate its Tuner Group.Still, at this time its website and its social properties are live and updated. There is no confirmation on layoffs, however Jalapnik reports that Modified’s editor, Peter Tarach, plus dozens others from various brands have been laid off. It’s also important to note that commenters on the site are confirming Jalopnik’s story and some are disclosing names and titles. FOLIO: will continue to follow this story as it develops. Gawker Media’s Jalopnik reports that Source Interlink has folded its enthusiast automotive title, Modified. It is also rumored that as many as 100 employees from multiple titles have been laid off.FOLIO: has reached out to Source Interlink but the company has not issued a response.Automotive magazines have been amongst the hardest hit in the ad page recession, according to min’s Boxscores. Take for example Crain Communications’, Autoweek, which suffered an 18 percent ad page revenue decline last year. While Source Interlink’s top titles within that category had mixed results. Motor Trend was up in ad pages in 2013 versus 2012 by just under 10 percent. But Hot Rod’s were down by nearly 15 percent in the same period.
Mobile Security 2 Share your voice A physical security key on top of an Android phone. Josh Miller/CNET Security keys are an effective way to keep your accounts secure from hackers, but they suffer from a major challenge: They’re inconvenient.Not a lot of people want to buy and carry an extra key or Bluetooth fob just for logging in — which is why most two-factor authentication is done through text messages, even though it’s less secure. Up to 90% of Gmail users don’t even use 2FA, a Google software engineer revealed in 2018. Convenience is a big hurdle, and Google is hoping to solve that by making your phone the security key. It’ll have the same functionalities as a physical security key but won’t require you to carry an extra device to keep your accounts safe. That means that like a security key, your phone will warn you if an imposter website is trying to steal your password. Unlike using SMS or authenticator codes for logging in, security keys have to verify that the website you’re logging in on is legitimate. The updated security feature is coming only to Android devices versions 7 and up, which account for about 50% of all active users, according to Google’s distribution board. For now, it’s working only on Google’s Chrome browser and with Google accounts, but the company expects to expand availability. “This is a natural evolution of the standard. Just as some security keys only worked with Chrome initially and moved to other browsers, we’re seeing the same thing happening here,” said Christiaan Brand, a Google product manager for identity and security. You can set up the security key on your phone by going to your settings on Google and selecting 2-Step Verification. From there, you need to click on Add a Security Key and choose your phone as a device. School of phishPhishing attacks are common and often hard to spot, fooling even seasoned politicians. Security keys help prevent hackers from getting into your accounts because even if your password were stolen, an attacker would have to have the physical key to log in. “We’re solving the problem of someone thousands of miles away trying to steal your password,” said Sam Srinivas, Google Cloud’s product management director. “With this, someone has to be within 100 feet of you to try to attack you.” When Google first released its own Titan Key, it cost $50 for a set, and Brand said the company was hoping to eventually drive the cost down to less than $10. Last year, Google released its own Titan Security Key in both a USB and Bluetooth version. Sarah Tew/CNET By turning Android devices into security keys, Google is essentially giving them out for free. That much coverage could make it easier for more people to start using security keys, said Conor Gilsenan, a security researcher at All Things Auth.Over Christmas, the security expert said, he bought his family members security keys, but it took more than two hours to set up all these devices. “This is such a big deal,” Gilsenan said. “Being able to utilize the phone that you already have removes an entire barrier to better forms of two-factor authentication for the average internet user.”Brand said the phone security keys meet the FIDO authentication standard, which means any websites allowing for that standard will work with your phone as a security key. That includes websites like Facebook, Twitter and GitHub. Convenience is keyBrand is hoping the launch will convince other pages to accept phones as security keys.The technology works by connecting your phone and your computer’s Bluetooth when you’re logging in on a Google account. You’ll be prompted with a message on your phone to verify the log-in once they’re connected. While they’re using Bluetooth to communicate, the two devices don’t have to pair with each other, Brand said.”We devised a new standard on top of Bluetooth to make sure that these don’t need to pair,” he explained.There have been criticisms of using Bluetooth in security keys, because the wireless protocol could be open to security vulnerabilities. When Google announced its Bluetooth security fob last year, Yubico CEO Stina Ehrensvard released a statement saying Bluetooth didn’t have the same security standards as NFC and USB.Brand said Google had the capability to let your phone function as a security key through a USB cable but decided against it. “We’ve done user studies, and asking a user to have a cable ready that’ll fit both their devices almost takes away all the convenience of using their phone,” he said. Still, even with all the convenience of phones, Brand and Srinivas recommend having a second, backup USB key. That way, if you ever lose your phone or the battery’s dead, you can still log in. Now that half of all Android devices can function as security keys, the new challenge will be getting people to actually use them that way. Security keys have a lower adoption rate than 2FA as a whole, but the convenience will likely draw more people to better protect their accounts. “You don’t have to plug it in, and you don’t have to buy a new device, since you already have the phone,” Gilsenan said. “The bigger challenge is communicating to people that they actually need 2FA.” Tags Comments Google
Ram Gopal Varma in girl’s hostel, TirupatiTwitterFilmmaker Ram Gopal Varma surprised everyone by sharing a selfie with some girls at a hostel in Tirupati. He said that he visited the girls’ hostel because he used to stay there during his college days.Lakshmi’s NTR is finally set to hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on May 31, more than a month after its release in Telangana and other parts of India and world. Ram Gopal Varma is currently busy promoting the film in the state and is holding press meets in various cities across the state.Ram Gopal Varma visited Tirupati and took the blessing of Lord Venkateshwara. The director tweeted, “Started #LakshmiNTR by visiting Thirupathi and take Lord Balaji’s blessings and today going to Thirupathi for a press meet on #LakshmisNTR at Hotel bliss at 5 pm to thank Lord Balaji.”Hours later, Ram Gopal Varma paid a visit to a girls’ hostel, which was meant for boys during his college days. The filmmaker went on to see a room where he stayed and also took a selfie with the girls who are presently staying in the room. He took to his Twitter page to share the selfie.Besides the selfie, Ram Gopal Varma also revealed that he recalled about a poster of Sridevi. He tweeted, “This is a room i stayed for more than 2 years in Siddhardha engineering college hostel back in my student days. it has now become a girls hostel and these lovely girls are it’s present room mates. I used to have a Sridevi poster stuck on the wall behind me.”Lakshmi’s NTR is a biopic of late legendary actor and politician NT Rama Rao. It is about the phase when he was backstabbed by his party and family members. Interestingly, May 28 is the birth anniversary of NTR and many of his party and family members paid respects to the late actor. RGV took a dig at them by tweeting, “It’s ironical that NTR’s birthday is so close to his back stabbers political death day.” Ram Gopal Varma garlanding NTR’s statue on Paipula road in VijayawadaTwitterRam Gopal Varma had announced to hold a press meet at NTR circle, Paipula Road of Vijayawada on Sunday evening. But the police denied permission to him fearing that it might get disrupted by the activists. They suggested RGV to hold the press meet either in a press club or a meeting hall. Later announced to hold the same at the Film chamber in Gandhi Nagar.After visiting Tirupati today, Ram Gopal Varma headed to Vijayawada to hold a press meet. The director tweeted, “After all the cancellations of my Paipula road press meet starting from the first time police arrest to 2nd time other concerns, finally today on account of his birthday, the late NTR is making it happen.”Later, Ram Gopal Varma garlanded the state of NTR on Paipula road in Vijaywada and paid tribute him. He tweeted a photo and video of the same and wrote, “I finally on Paipula road in Vijaywada garlanded NTR in NTR circle అనుకున్నది చేసేసా.. Me shouting JAI NTR after garlanding him.”
Are bad times awaiting the “King of good times”? Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya laundered Rs 1,301.67 crore though various shell companies in India and abroad, according to a complaint by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) before the special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), a report in the Hindustan Times (HT) on Thursday said.The agency suspects that Mallya has around 13 such shell companies in the United States, Ireland, Mauritius and France. In its complaint, ED said that the only purpose of these companies under Mallya’s control was to either obtain loans or launder money, the report said, quoting the ED complaint.The central agency had last month filed a chargesheet against Mallya and nine others, including top officials of IDBI bank, from where Mallya had obtained a loan of Rs 950 crore. Taking cognisance of the complaint of the central agency, the PMLA court issued arrest warrants against all the accused, the report said.In its complaint, the ED listed various shell companies including M/s PE Data Centre Resources Private Limited, M/s Pharma Trading Limited, M/s Kingfisher Finvest Limited, Devi Investment Private Limited, M/s Mallya Investment Private Limited, and M/s Gem Investment.The agency claimed these shell companies had no actual activities and their directors were ex-employees of Mallya’s United Breweries group, the HT report said. The agency further claimed that some of the companies had not even hired employees and only these directors were on the payroll. The agency alleged that these companies were directly under Mallya’s control.The agency alleged that one of the shell companies – PE data Centre Resources Private Limited — had obtained a loan of Rs 100 crore and funds were transferred to the account of Kingfisher Airlines. COMING UP FOR AIR: Vijay Mallya, who is hiding out in a London mansion away from the clutches of the law, took time to resurface at cricketer Virat Kohli’s recent charity event.YouTube/ScreenshotThe agency claimed that Mallya had parked around half of the loan amount obtained from IDBI bank outside India in shell companies he had set up. “Out of Rs 900 crore, Rs 417.29 crore has been remitted out of India for payments shown to be made towards aircraft rental lease, maintenance, services and several such purposes. However, no documents were submitted to support such transaction. Thus, it appears to be laundering,” the HT report quoted the complaint as saying.The report said that the ED examined the lease rates and amount paid towards maintenance and other services by other airlines and by Kingfisher and found discrepancies in what Mallya’s firm had done. In this context, the HT report said that the agency cited payments made to two Mauritius-based firms, Veling Narain Ltd and Veling Sacheedanand Ltd, towards lease and maintenance of aircraft and pointed out that these were nothing but shell companies with former UB group employees as directors.The agency said it had so far managed to attach immovable property worth Rs 807.82 crore owned by Mallya. The agency claimed that Mallya has huge amounts of property in the US in the name of his daughters Leana and Tanya, HT said.The agency further alleged in its complaint that Mallya had a total of 291.31 acres in several villages in Karnataka, including Bilgeri, Coorg, Madekeri, and Kumboor. However, when the situation started getting worse, the agency claimed that Mallya managed to dispose of 264.80 acres in January 2016. The agency claimed that the transactions were done in a rush.The HT report added that the central agency is continuing its probe into the property and accounts held by Mallya outside India. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close
iSmart ShankarTwitterIn the beginning this year, there was news that Puri Jagannadh and team have registered a title called Double iSmart at the Film Chamber of Commerce. But not many had believed in this because back then the shooting of iSmart Shankar was still going on.The Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Aggerwal starrer has released on July 18 and its pouring collections all over. All the shows on the first day have been full and the team is celebrating the success of the film. Ram Gopal Varma with Puri JagannadhTwitterImpressed with the way the film has been doing at the box office, director Ram Gopal Varma, the guru of Puri Jagannadh, took to twitter to appreciate and congratulate the team. He wrote, “Double Congrats on the Double Dhimaak..Earth Shaking Phenomenal Openings …” (sic)In the next tweet, he wrote to Ram Pothineni and Puri Jagannadh and asked them to start the sequel immediately.Hey @purijagan and @ramsayz Immidiatley please start ISSMART SHANKAR 2 …Instead of DOUBLE DHIMAAK it should be TRIPLE DHIMAAK ???— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 18, 2019TwitterTo this, Puri Jagannadh had replied and confirmed the news that he had registered the title already. So the title of the sequel is going to be Double iSmart. RGV also tweeted to Charmme Kaur and Puri Jagannadh that he is going to Hyderabad to party with the team and celebrate the success of the film.Hey @Charmmeofficial I am coming tmrw to PARTYYY with ur entire #iSmartShankar team of @purijagan @ramsayz @NabhaNatesh @AgerwalNidhhi #ManiSharma and #BhaskarBotla ???— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) July 18, 2019TwitterDetails about the sequel are yet to be revealed and this is definitely going to take some time is what we guess. Well, good to know that Ram has one more film in his kitty.iSmart Shankar is said to be inspired by iBoy, a British film which released in 2017. In a recent interview, director Puri Jagannadh agreed that the outline of the story is inspired by Hollywood movies.
For Selena Gomez’s 27th birthday, the young starlet took off to Italy. Right after serving as a maid of honour at her cousin Priscilla DeLeon’s Texan wedding over the weekend, Gomez, along with her pals, flew off for an overseas birthday extravaganza.Strolling the streets of Rome in gorgeous maxi dresses and looking gorgeous under the Roman sun, Selena certainly looked like a sight to behold!According to a source quoted by E! News, “Selena arrived for lunch with a group of friends. The table shared several dishes such as raw fish, tagliatelle with lobster, pasta with vodka sauce and various salads.” The insider further added, “They were chatting and laughing the entire time. No candles, cards or cake, but they did have a dessert of ice cream and tiramisu.”Selena had a very good time as her birthday rang in. “They had a two-hour lunch at Pierluigi, one of Selena’s favourite places where she loves to eat in Rome. They sat inside and had a long lunch with many different courses to enjoy. After they finished they had a driver pick them up and take them away,” revealed an insider.’Cause we can’t get enoughYeah, we can’t get enoughYeah, we can’t get enough of Selena Gomez in Italy. https://t.co/gX3bRd1Twn pic.twitter.com/7fkDVhqGR5— E! News (@enews) July 23, 2019 Selena Gomez in ItalyTwitterPictures further convince us that the Wolves singer had a great time. “After lunch they walked around near Piazza del Popola and the Spanish Steps. It was a hot day so they didn’t stay out too long. They cooled off with bottled water and did some sightseeing and shopping at street vendor stands and in women’s clothing stores. Selena seemed very happy to be in Rome and was taking in the beautiful sites and all of the culture.”How cool! Part of her Italian rendezvous also included her visiting the island of Capri as Gomez and her squad took off in a boat. “Selena sipped on an iced tea and stopped to look at leather sandals and hats,” the source told E! News. “Selena and her friends posed for pictures on the boat that Andrea took for them. Selena seemed very happy and content with her friends. She was hugging them and they were all having a lovely time.”.@SelenaGomez looks gorgeous as she spends her 27th birthday in Italy.? pic.twitter.com/MKqidwwisr— Pop Crave (@PopCraveNet) July 22, 2019 Selena Gomez in ItalyTwitterIt won’t be long before the singer returns, although the exact date has not been revealed yet. After going through a tough year as she dealt with tremendous mental health concerns and therapy sessions, this trip looks like it was much needed!
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /05:02 X Listen The Justice Department wants more lawyers in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Southeast Texas in anticipation of more legal battles at the border, including anticipated disputes over the proposed border wall.Gabrielle Banks with the Houston Chronicle has been following developments, and tells Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin about the caseload at the border. Share John Burnett/NPREloisa Tamez received $56,000 from the federal government for a quarter-acre of her ancestral land, but she says, “I wasn’t looking for the money. I don’t want to lose the land.