Month: June 2024

CDK cyber outage hits US auto dealers for second day in a row

CDK cyber outage hits US auto dealers for second day in a row

:A cyber outage at retail technology and software provider CDK entered its second consecutive day on Thursday, impacting automobile dealers across the United States, the affected companies said. “The CDK outage is impacting automotive dealerships across the U.S. and Canada, including a portion of BMW Group dealers,” a spokesperson for BMW North America told Reuters. CDK told Reuters it experienced another cyber incident on Wednesday and proactively shut down most of its systems, but was working to reinstate its services and get dealers’ businesses back to normal soon. It did not disclose the number of affected dealerships in its statement. But, according to its website, CDK works with more than 15,000 retail locations across North America. The company, which provides software to car dealerships, briefly shut down all its systems on Wednesday, saying it was investigating a cyber incident. A dealer who received a letter from CDK said the company informed him that it could take several more days to get the systems up and running. “Dealers are very committed to protecting their customer information …

Best deals on Fire TV, Echo Dot and more Amazon devices to expect in the Amazon Prime Day sale

Best deals on Fire TV, Echo Dot and more Amazon devices to expect in the Amazon Prime Day sale

There are plenty of handy Amazon devices to keep your house in tip-top shape and with the long-awaited Amazon sale coming soon, what better time to revamp your gadgets and gizmos? A Kindle will keep you occupied as you laze in the garden under the summer sun, while a Ring doorbell offers peace of mind if you’re planning a tropical trip away. If you’re cracking through your to-do list, Alexa is on hand to keep you company during your spring clean and DIY tasking. What is Amazon Prime Day? Brace yourselves for one of the biggest sales events around. Each year without fail Amazon hosts a generous sale of its finest products. The flagship event takes place in July, but last year we were treated to smaller seasonal sales in March and October. When is Amazon Prime Day 2024? How to take part in Amazon Prime Day If same or next-day delivery, thousands of bingeable TV shows and movies and over 100 million songs on Amazon Music appeal, here’s the deal. You typically must be …

India’s Modi criticised for exam irregularities amid lack of jobs

India’s Modi criticised for exam irregularities amid lack of jobs

PRAYAGRAJ, India: India’s opposition parties and the country’s students have hit out at the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for irregularities in recent government-run tests for college admissions and government teaching jobs. Modi surprisingly lost a parliamentary majority in a general election that ended this month partly because of joblessness, especially among the youth, exacerbated by frequent leaks of test papers for government jobs that are coveted by many Indians for the security. Having to rely on fickle allies to run his third government, Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party next faces local elections in the states of Haryana and Maharashtra where it did badly in the national vote. The government late on Wednesday cancelled an examination done earlier this week for university and college teachers as well as doctorate courses, based on early inputs from a government cyber-crime analysis team that the “integrity of the aforesaid examination may have been compromised”. It said in a statement the federal Central Bureau of Investigation would probe the matter. The Ministry of Education said it had also …

How the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu drastically cut plastic pollution | Environment

How the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu drastically cut plastic pollution | Environment

For generations, the people of Erakor village in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu would pass their time swimming in the local lagoon. Ken Andrew, a local chief, remembers diving in its depths when he was a child, chasing the fish that spawned in its turquoise waters. That was decades ago. Now 52, Andrew has noticed a more pernicious entity invading the lagoon: plastic. “The plastic would form a small island inside the lagoon, it was so thick,” Andrew says. “We used fishing nets to pull some of the trash out, but we didn’t know how to get rid of it all. We couldn’t conquer it, there was just too much.” While residents were struggling to empty Vanuatu’s waters of plastic, the country’s politicians were considering another solution. Could they stop the waste directly at the source? Small island nations like Vanuatu face a series of unique challenges when it comes to plastic pollution. Many rely on imported goods to sustain their populations, and receive tonnes of plastic packaging every day as a result. Ocean currents …

The Lib Dems’ surprising strategy to breach the blue wall – podcast | News

At the start of the 2024 election campaign, the Liberal Democrat strategy seemed to involve a lot of Ed Davey enacting eye-catching stunts – from paddleboarding to taking on watery obstacle courses. Then came a warm-hearted video about the leader’s life as a carer, first for his parents and then for his young son, highlighting Lib Dem social care policies. But while these moments may have cut through to voters, the party is also relying on something else to shore up its chances: tactical voting. The Guardian’s senior political correspondent, Peter Walker, went out on the campaign trail with the party. He was struck by how it is weaponising disenchantment with the Tories to encourage voters who may prefer another party to vote for the Lib Dems as a more reliable way of keeping out Conservative MPs. Michael Safi hears how tactical voting may be rising in popularity, what its rewards and risks may be, and why it could help the Lib Dems and the Green party – but not Reform UK – to win …

Canada to ban open-net pen salmon farming in British Columbia | Canada

Canada to ban open-net pen salmon farming in British Columbia | Canada

Canada will ban open-net pen salmon farming in British Columbia coastal waters in five years, the government has announced, a decision that has been welcomed by environmental groups but opposed by the aquaculture industry. The Liberal government made the decision in 2019 to transition to closed containment technologies to protect declining wild Pacific salmon populations. “Today, we are delivering on that promise and taking an important step in Canada’s path towards salmon and environmental conservation, sustainable aquaculture production, and clean technology,” said Jonathan Wilkinson, natural resources minister. There are dozens of the farms in British Columbia. More than half of wild salmon stock populations are declining in the province’s waters, according to the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The BC Salmon Farmers Association said the ban could cost up to 6,000 jobs and would harm an industry that generates C$1.2bn (US$880m) for the provincial economy. “The idea that 70,000 tonnes of BC salmon can be produced on land in five years is unrealistic and ignores the current capabilities of modern salmon farming technology, as it has not …

Germany through as Scotland improve and Croatia are denied – Football Daily | Football

Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud, Acast and Stitcher, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email. On today’s podcast: the first round of second group games. Scotland showed improvement from their opening performance but only managed a 1-1 draw with Switzerland, with Xherdan Shaqiri’s massive calves making an impact. Can Scotland qualify for the knockout stages, and how good are they? Also in Group A, Germany won 2-0 against Hungary and secured their spot in the knockout rounds. Elsewhere in Group B, after taking an early lead against Croatia, Albania needed a dramatic late equaliser and a spirited performance to keep their chances of progressing through the group alive. Max asks, “Are Croatia…” Plus, the panel looks ahead to the next round of group games, with England set to take on Denmark in Group C, and the listeners share their thoughts on “sockgate.” Support The Guardian here. You can now also find Football Weekly on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Photograph: Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images Support The Guardian The Guardian is editorially …

Beike: Actress Chen Yixin’s new swimwear and beachwear fashion label

Beike: Actress Chen Yixin’s new swimwear and beachwear fashion label

There’s manager, Cally, who helps plan Yixin’s schedule and ensures that she can handle all that’s on her plate; Karen, a member of Artiste Co (the talent management agency that Yixin is with), who assists with the packing and orders for Beike; and of course, Yixin’s parents, veteran actors Xiang Yun and Edmund Chen, as well. “My parents have been so sweet. Sometimes if I’m not at home or I’m at work, and there are delivery services (arriving), they will actually take the effort to stay at home just so that they can ensure that it is a smooth delivery.” And even when coming up with the brand’s identity, Yixin added that she roped in friends, who were only too excited to help by bouncing off ideas with her. One of these supportive friends also appears in Beike’s campaigns – CNA Lifestyle spotted fellow second gen star, Eleanor Lee, decked in The Katong Top and The Katong Boxers on the brand’s social account. Source link

‘No jobs women can’t do’: Rachel Reeves on idols, fiscal prudence and broken promises | General election 2024

‘No jobs women can’t do’: Rachel Reeves on idols, fiscal prudence and broken promises | General election 2024

After a long day on the campaign trail across the south of England, Rachel Reeves was heading back to her home in London to do some late-night cooking with leftovers from Sunday lunch. “I don’t like waste,” she said, when asked if she was as cautious in her own household as she has promised to be with the nation’s finances, despite pressure from within the Labour party to be more ambitious. “We had roast lamb at the weekend. I’m worried there’s a lot of lamb left in the fridge, so I’m going to make a curry when I get home late this evening and whack it in the freezer so it will be ready after the general election.” Reeves relishes her reputation for fiscal prudence and has promised to be the “iron chancellor” who will get the UK economy back on track. If the polls are accurate, her lamb curry will end up in the freezer at 11 Downing Street. It would be a historic moment. In the hundreds of years that the post has …