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What to Know About Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s Newly Elected President

What to Know About Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico’s Newly Elected President

[ad_1] Claudia Sheinbaum’s list of accolades is long: She has a Ph.D in energy engineering, participated in a United Nations panel of climate scientists awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and governed the capital, one of the largest cities in the hemisphere. On Sunday, she added another achievement to her résumé: becoming the first woman elected president of Mexico. Ms. Sheinbaum, 61, captured at least 58 percent of the vote in a landmark election on Sunday that featured two women competing for the nation’s highest office — a groundbreaking contest in a country long known for a culture of machismo and rampant violence against women. “For the first time in 200 years of the republic, I will become the first female president of Mexico,” she said. “And as I have said on other occasions, I do not arrive alone. We all arrived, with our heroines who gave us our homeland, with our ancestors, our mothers, our daughters and our granddaughters.” Now that she has clinched the presidency, Ms. Sheinbaum’s next hurdle will be stepping out of …

US soldier detained in Russia; White House says 2nd American newly detained

US soldier detained in Russia; White House says 2nd American newly detained

[ad_1] PENTAGON —  The U.S. Army has confirmed that a U.S. soldier was arrested last week during an unauthorized visit to the Russian far eastern port city of Vladivostok, one of two recently detained Americans in Russia. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said Tuesday Staff Sergeant Gordon C. Black had been stationed in South Korea and signed out on permanent change of station leave on April 10 en route to Fort Cavazos, Texas. Instead of returning to the continental United States, Black flew through China to Vladivostok for “personal reasons.” “Black did not request official clearance, and [the Department of Defense] did not authorize his travel to China and Russia, Smith added. U.S. officials told VOA he appeared to have traveled to Russia to see a woman whom he was romantically involved with. Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters Tuesday the Army is investigating the incident and that any leave to Russia was “strictly prohibited,” according to the Department of Defense’s foreign clearance guide. The White House said on Tuesday it confirmed “two separate …

Trump Media’s Newly Hired Auditing Firm Was Just Busted by the SEC for ‘Massive Fraud’

Trump Media’s Newly Hired Auditing Firm Was Just Busted by the SEC for ‘Massive Fraud’

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged an auditing firm hired by Trump Media and Technology Group just 37 days ago with “massive fraud” — though not for any work it performed for former President Donald Trump’s media company. The SEC charged the accounting firm BF Borgers and its owner, Benjamin F. Borgers, with “deliberate and systematic failures” in more than 1,500 audits. The charges include failing to abide by accounting rules, fabricating documentation to cover up its shortcomings, and falsely stating in audit reports that its work met audit standards. To settle the SEC charges, BF Borgers agreed to pay a $12 million fine while its owner agreed to pay a fine of $2 million, according to the SEC. Benjamin Borgers did not immediately return a call seeking comment. BF Borgers and Benjamin Borgers also agreed to permanent suspensions, effective immediately, that will prevent them handling SEC-related matters as accountants. The company had previously cycled through at least two other auditors — one that resigned the account in …

‘Mammoth task’ awaits Haiti’s newly installed transition council

‘Mammoth task’ awaits Haiti’s newly installed transition council

[ad_1] Interim Prime Minister Michel Patrick Boisvert, center, surrounded by members of the Transitional Council at an installation ceremony, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 25, 2024. RAMON ESPINOSA / AP Lined up on a podium, right hand raised in unison, the nine members of Haiti’s Transitional Presidential Council took their oath of office on Thursday, April 25, outside the Palais National d’Haïti in Port-au-Prince. “I swear, before God and the nation, to faithfully observe and ensure the observance of the Constitution and the laws of the Republic, and to respect and ensure respect for the rights of the Haitian people,” read the eight men and one woman appointed to the body, whose creation was decided on March 11 in order to resolve the political and security crisis that has been worsening for several years in the Caribbean country. The ceremony formalizing this moment, awaited for six weeks, took place “on the sly,” according to the daily Le Nouvelliste, which added that the seven full members – representing the country’s main political forces and the private sector – …

What are the concerns surrounding the newly emerging bovine H5N1 influenza virus?

What are the concerns surrounding the newly emerging bovine H5N1 influenza virus?

[ad_1] The confirmed presence of bird flu in American dairy cattle in a March 25 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — and a case in Texas where a human working with cattle was infected — has put Canadian public health experts on high alert. But, what is bird flu and what do we know about influenza in both poultry and cattle? Bird flu, also called avian flu, refers to infection caused by the avian influenza Type A viruses. In the wild, influenza viruses generally spread among migratory waterfowls, such as ducks and geese. Within avian species, domestic poultry are highly susceptible to infection with Type A avian influenza viruses, including H5N1. Canada itself is amid an H5N1 avian influenza virus outbreak, with over 11 million domestic poultry estimated to be affected and culled to date. In fact, a major concern for the Canadian poultry supply chain is the incurred financial loss from culling birds. This virus is highly contagious among domestic poultry and can spread through an entire flock within a matter …

A Newly Exposed Linux Utility Backdoor Leaves Nearly Every Distro Vulnerable, Here’s What to Do

A Newly Exposed Linux Utility Backdoor Leaves Nearly Every Distro Vulnerable, Here’s What to Do

[ad_1] Key Takeaways The XZ Utils backdoor affected Linux systems through SSH, potentially enabling remote system takeovers. It mainly impacted newer software distros like Arch Linux, Gentoo, Fedora, and Testing Debian. Protect your Linux machine by updating XZ Utils through your package manager, emphasizing the importance of open-source project management. Are you a Linux user? If so, you’ll want to take note of a security issue affecting heaps of the most popular Linux distros, covering everything from Arch, Debian, Fedora, and more. The XZ Utils backdoor is a serious issue affecting potentially millions of Linux systems, and this is how you can keep your hardware safe. What Is the XZ Utils Backdoor? XZ Utils is an open-source suite of file compression and decompression utilities that is widely deployed on Linux systems, similar to ZIP. Before the revelation of the backdoor, it enjoyed a good reputation for its efficiency in the Linux community. The backdoor in XZ has attracted a lot of attention because of the tool’s ubiquity and how the attacker managed to infiltrate the …

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry look so loved up in newly released photos

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry look so loved up in newly released photos

[ad_1] Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently orchestrated a high-profile event that put a spotlight on the arts, specifically celebrating the significant contributions of African American culture.  At 39 and 42, respectively, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex used their platform to highlight The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection, renowned for its vast assembly of African American art, artifacts, and historical documents. The couple looked so loved up as newly released photos were posted on social media on Tuesday. In one image the duo’s sweet interaction was captured as they both smiled in unison.   This initiative was detailed in a press release on their official website, marking their continuous effort to support cultural preservation and education. The event, which took place on March 21 at the Sofi Stadium at Hollywood Park, was a gathering of notable figures in the art and philanthropy sectors.  An Instagram post from The Kinsey Collection gave the public a glimpse into the event, showcasing Meghan and Harry’s warm interactions with the attendees.  Central to the event was a …

Newly released transcripts reveal a MAGA betrayal: Donald Trump never cared about Ashli Babbitt

Newly released transcripts reveal a MAGA betrayal: Donald Trump never cared about Ashli Babbitt

[ad_1] Nine people died as a result of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection that Republicans pretend was a “normal tourist visit.” Four rioters and five police officers lost their lives during the attack or in its immediate aftermath, in ways that likely would not have happened but for the Capitol riot. This death toll is rarely discussed in the media coverage of the attack, likely because journalists don’t want to argue with gaslighting fascists who want to get into bad faith debates about whether the assault “caused” the heart attacks and suicides that took lives. But there is one death that no one can deny was due to Jan. 6: That of Ashli Babbitt, the QAnon-believing insurrectionist who was shot by a Capitol police officer as she attempted to lead a charge of rioters to run down fleeing members of Congress.  Instead of erasing her death in their efforts to pretend the riot was “peaceful,” Donald Trump and his goons have turned the 36-year-old conspiracy theorist into a MAGA martyr. As with much of Trump’s campaign …

I’m newly single at 52 –how do I start dating?

I’m newly single at 52 –how do I start dating?

[ad_1] In her new column, life coach Hattie MacAndrews shares her advice on the problems plaguing her clients. Today she tackles the tricky topic of getting back into dating following the end of a 24-year marriage. Buckle up! Hattie MacAndrews shares her words of wisdom The issue: dating after divorce ‘I’m 52 and recently single, after the end of my 24-year marriage. The divorce was amicable, and my kids keep telling me to put myself out there and meet someone, but I don’t know where to start. I know everything is online these days but I’m hopeless with the internet and would rather meet someone the old-fashioned way. I haven’t been single for very long, how do I know when I’m ready to try again?’ Hattie’s advice for dating again Congratulations! What enormous strength and resilience it takes to go through a divorce and come out on the other side feeling anywhere near amicable. Having been married for just six weeks, a 24-year marriage is nothing short of remarkable to me. Feeling a slight lack …

What is DarwinAI, Apple’s newly acquired start-up?

What is DarwinAI, Apple’s newly acquired start-up?

[ad_1] Apple quietly acquired Canadian artificial intelligence startup DarwinAI earlier this year, adding dozens of the company’s staffers to its AI division. Bloomberg News reported the under-the-radar purchase on Thursday (Mar. 14) with Apple yet to publicly announce the news. They did tell the US news outlet that it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time.” One of the big players in the Ontario-based company, Alexander Wong, has joined Apple as a director in its AI group as part of the deal. He helped to build the startup and works as an AI researcher at the University of Waterloo. DarwinAI is the latest in a long list of similar acquisitions as Apple reportedly purchased 32 AI startups last year. What is DarwinAI? DarwinAI is best known for developing AI technology that can visually inspect components during the manufacturing process. They’re said to have served customers in a range of industries. Founded in 2017, the company said its initial focus was on disrupting ‘the electronics manufacturing industry by improving the efficiency of Printed Circuit Board …