The 2010 nuclear security summit in Washington, DC, was aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism. Credit: White House.For decades, the specter of nuclear terrorism has haunted the halls of Washington policy making and the imagination of Western popular culture. While this was true even before September 11, 2001, in the days since, a consensus has formed from which few dare deviate: Terrorist organizations are looking to acquire nuclear weapons, and if they are successful, they will use them in an attack as soon as possible. In a recent paper, we referred to this principle as the acquisition use assumption. The underlying consensus around this is now virtually sacrosanct. It orients US strategic posture around the proposition that, as President Obama expressed it, nuclear terrorism is one of the greatest threats to global security, and there is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible.
HP''s board of directors unanimously rejected Xerox''s takeover offer in a Sunday letter, saying the bid "significantly undervalues HP" and isn''t in shareholders' best interests. HP said it remains open to future transactions, but would first need to explore "achievable synergies" between the firms. Xerox shares fell as much as 3.1% in early Monday trading. HP stock dropped as much as 2%. Watch HP trade live here. Watch Xerox trade live here. HP''s board of directors reviewed and unanimously rejected a takeover bid from Xerox, HP said in a Sunday letter.The offer "significantly undervalues HP" and isn''t in shareholders' best interests, the directors wrote. The computer company''s board also expressed concern about the lack of due diligence on Xerox''s financials, saying that "the potential impact of outsized debt" could devalue the merged company.
As The Walking Dead season 10 heads towards its midseason break, fans are expecting plenty more bloodshed in the next few episodes. Alpha (played by Samantha Morton) has remained a constant threat throughout the series and after cutting all ties with daughter Lydia (Cassady McLincy) following her exile to Hilltop, some are tipping the Whisperer leader to turn on her. Express.co.uk exclusively spoke to hosts of podcast The Walking Dead lsquo;Cast, Jason and Lucy, to examine the evidence.Alpha has made no qualms about the fact she views anyone who isn ''t a Whisperer as her enemy.
CHANDIGARH: The UT Administration received an overwhelming response to an e auction of residential properties conducted by the Estate Office that concluded today, while it failed to attract bidders for commercial and industrial properties.Intricate lines, bright colours, meaningful verses or symbols reflecting your personality, tattoos are a great instrument of self expression and a big part of today s culture.
When the eyes are open, vision is the dominant sense. Continuous input from the eyes links stimulation from other senses into a coherent whole.A typical newborn already looks preferentially at faces, driven by an innate motivation to interact with others1. In this way, vision drives social communication skills. Visual input shapes the brain during the first year of life. The visual system also processes aspects of nonverbal communication, such as shared visual attention, facial expressions, gestures and body postures.
Let us interpret the dream for you. Dancing is an art form that helps an artiste feel liberated. A performer expresses his her emotions through the art form and feels it is his or her way of life. But if you aren''t a dancer, and you still dream about dancing, then what does it indicate. As mentioned above, dance is an expression of happiness, joy, freedom and liberation. When you see yourself dancing in a dream, then it means that you are expressing yourself to the fullest. If for some reason, you feel restrained in real life, you may want to express yourself in some way or the other. Hence, your dream could be a platform for you to be yourself and showcase your feelings.
The AAP leader also spoke about the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor and expressed his happiness over the same. He called the opening of Kartarpur to be a historic and a celebrations worth day for the Sikh community. The AAP leader also informed about Delhi CM #39;s, #39;Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojna #39; under which, the state government will now cover the expenses of the pilgrimage to Kartarpur.READ PM Modi offers prayers at Ber Sahib Gurdwara in Sultanpur Lodhi
It s that time of year again, folks: SEMA. And as we re forced to embrace a more homogenised car industry with all the platform sharing, one size fits all drivetrains and look a like spec lines, the world s largest annual tuning convention starts to stand out even further. SEMA is the ultimate expression of the possible creativity and individualism that can be applied to car, just normally with some spangly diamonds and big wheels on top.And once again we ve been braving the sweaty halls of Las Vegas Convention Centre to bring you the good, bad and ugly of the current state of the modifying scene. So soak up the aero madness of the Toyota Starlet above, take a deep breath and click forth into the crazy kaleidoscope known as Supraville, we mean SEMA.
GovernmentSpaceTech06 Nov 2019New Delhi: On September 4, both the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) were alerted about a possible cyber security breach in their systems by a suspected malware, Indian Express has reported. The warning came from a US based cyber security company, which said a threat actor had breached master domain controllers .
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According to a Bloomberg report, Waze s data shows that it takes roughly five minutes to travel one kilometer in Metro Manila a significant increase from the 3.8 minutes per kilometer tallied back in April 2019. After several weeks of anticipation, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) have finally opened the first 10 kilometer segment of the Cavite Laguna Expressway (CALAX).
You May Also Like: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time. Key point: The world has many hotspots that could result into global warfare. The world has avoided war between major power war since 1945, even if the United States and the Soviet Union came quite close on several occasions during the Cold War. In the first two decades following the fall of the Berlin Wall, great power war seemed virtually unimaginable. Today, with China s power still increasing and Russia s rejection of the international order apparently complete, great power conflict is back on the menu. In what is slowly becoming a tradition here at TNI (see my predictions for 2017 and 2018) what are the most dangerous flashpoints to watch in 2019? The South China Sea: The South China Sea (SCS) has become wrapped into the growing trade clash between the United States and China. For now, that conflict is playing out in exchanges of heated rhetoric, tariffs and various other trade sanctions. The United States and Canada recently escalated the conflict by arresting an executive of the Chinese technology firm Huawei, which led to counter steps by China against Canadian citizens and U.S. firms. As of yet the United States and China have not drawn a tight connection between the trade war and the ongoing disputes in the SCS. However, as relations between the two countries deteriorate, one or the other might decide to escalate beyond dollars, words and legal filings. Indeed, if China and the United States conclude that their trade relationship (which has provided the foundation of global economic growth for the last two decades) is at substantial risk, and similarly conclude that further conflict is inevitable, then either might decide to take off the gloves in the SCS. Ukraine: The world remembered Ukraine when an incident at the passage into the Sea of Azov resulted in shots fired, a ramming and the detention of two Ukrainian patrol vessels. Whether instigated by Russia or Ukraine (and both governments appear to have played some part), the interception reignited tensions in a crisis that has smoldered for the last couple of years. The declaration of martial law by the Ukrainian government suggested the possibility of unrest in Ukraine. To be sure, Russia seems to lack any interest in disrupting the status quo ahead of the Ukrainian elections, while the Ukrainian government continues to lack the capacity to consequentially change facts on the ground. The upcoming elections will probably not change the basic equation, but could introduce uncertainty. Given the continuing tensions between Russia and the United States, even a small shift could threaten the uneasy balance that has held for the last several years, potentially throwing Eastern Europe into chaos. Persian Gulf: The perpetual political and military crisis in the Middle East has settled into an uneasy tedium. Economic pressure on Iran continues to increase, as the United States take ever more aggressive steps to curtail trade. The Saudi war on Yemen shows no signs of abating, and while the Syrian Civil War has dialed down to a low, slow burn, both the United States and Russia remain committed to their partners and proxies. But like any slow burn, the conflict could reignite. Political turmoil in Iran could destabilize the region, either pushing Iran into aggressive behavior or making the Islamic Republic a tempting target for its enemies. The tensions between Kurds, Turks, Syrians and Iraqis could break into open conflict at any time. Finally, the mercurial leader of Saudi Arabia has demonstrated time and again a proclivity for risk acceptance, even as whispers about the stability of the Kingdom grow louder. Given the strategic importance of the region, any instability could lead to conflict between the United States, Russia or even China. Korean Peninsula: It is undoubtedly correct that tensions on the Korean Peninsula have declined a great deal in the last year, as Kim Jong un has demonstrated a degree of forbearance regarding nuclear and ballistic missile tests, and President Donald Trump has toned down his rhetoric about confronting North Korea. And indeed, the prospects of an enduring peace are surely brighter now than at any time since the mid 1990s. And yet serious pitfalls remain. The president has staked his prestige on an agreement with North Korea, yet by most serious accounts North Korea has not suspended, or even slowed, its production of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. President Trump s advisors are aware of and unhappy about this fundamental contradiction. If Trump sours on Kim, if elements of the administration try to spoil any agreement, or if Kim sours on Trump, the relationship between Washington and Pyongyang could go sour very quickly. Moreover, neither China nor Japan are fully on board with reconciliation between South Korea and a fully nuclear North Korea, although their reasons for skepticism are quite different. All told, the situation in Korea remains much more dangerous than the most optimistic assessments would suggest. Unpredictable? As a colonel at the U.S. Army War College memorably phrased the problem, the United States has wrongly predicted every conflict since the Korean War. Why should we expect World War III will be any different? Great powers tend to devote diplomatic, military, and political resources to what they regard as the most serious conflicts on their plates. Less critical conflicts don t receive as much attention, meaning that they can sometimes grow into serious confrontations before anyone quite notices what s going on. Disruptive conflict could emerge in the Baltics, in Azerbaijan, in Kashmir or even in Venezuela, but the United States, China and Russia only have so much focus. If World War III comes about, it may well come from a completely unexpected direction. Final Thoughts: Is the world more dangerous today than it was a year ago? Perhaps not, although the decay of the relationship between China and the United States portends ill for the future. The flashpoints may change over time, but the fundamental foundations of conflict the decay of U.S. military hegemony and of the global international order that has accompanied it mean that the near future will likely become more hazardous than the recent past. Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to TNI, is a Visiting Professor at the United States Army War College. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. This first appeared at the beginning of the year. Image: Reuters. View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
In what is sure to be a star studded wedding, Rafael Nadal will marry his childhood sweetheart Xisca Perello in Majorca today. Juan Carlos I, King of Spain until his abdication in 2014, is expected to feature on the guest list, along with a number of other famous faces.The pair will be marrying at La Fortaleza, an enormous estate which has been described as Spain 's most expensive property.
American actress Ricki Lake, 51, will appear on ITV 's X Factor: Celebrity on Saturday evening. On Friday, it was revealed she would sing a song in tribute to her late ex husband, Christian Evans, and Ricki spoke about the heartbreak of losing him.Ricki has been married twice to Rob Sussman from 1994 to 2004 with whom she has two children, and then to Christian Evans from 2012 to 2015.
According to data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), market leader Vodafone Idea, the largest telecom operator in terms of subscribers, lost 49.56 lakh subscribers in August, bringing down its subscriber base to 37.50 crore.
City will be asked to play twice in 46 hours with Wolves on December 27 and Sheffield United on the 29th then back it up with a third game against Everton on January 1.
Manchester City will miss the chance to close the gap on Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend, according to the stats.Liverpool start the weekend eight points clear at the top of the table and travel to Manchester United on Sunday.