Various threat actors from script kiddies to state sponsored hackers are taking full advantage of Covid 19 through a myriad of notable scams, including ransomware and phishing campaigns. Unsurprisingly, the combination of people spending more time online and their uncertainty surrounding this pandemic has played right into the hands of cybercriminals. As long as Covid 19 precautions remain in place and pervade almost every aspect of our lives, we must continue to increase our cybersecurity safeguards and remain on high alert for suspicious activity.
The story is narrated by John McEnroe with Andy Samberg substituting for one episode. The series starts with introducing Devi Vishwakamur as paralyzed in a wheelchair, a daughter who just lost her father due to a heart attack at her school concert performance. She has a widowed mother, Nalini (Poorna Jagannathan), and a beautiful cousin named Kamala (Richa Moorjani) who is studying at CalTech while waiting on her arranged marriage (while also dating Steve at the same time). Throughout the series, Devi s relationship with her mother has been great but sometimes strained and there are flashbacks in the episodes that show that their relationship is at the lowest but counseling and support from both ends made them realize the value of their mother daughter bond. Meanwhile, Devi has plans with her two best friends Fabiola and Eleanor (Lee Rodriguez and Ramona Young) to make their Sophomore year better than Freshman year which includes changing their styles and getting boyfriends. Throughout the series, these two best friends had problems in their own lives, including one friend coming out to her family that she is gay and one who finds out that her mother, who abandoned her to work on a cruise ship (or so she claimed), is actually working at a Mexican restaurant. These struggles became oblivious to Devi since she was dealing with her own issues and grieving from her father s death. As I watched Never Have I Ever, Devi was seemingly in a love triangle with Ben Gross and Paxton Hall Yoshida. Ben (Jaren Lewison) is her nemesis in academic competition and Paxton Hall Yoshida, who is her crush, participates on the swim team. Devi lied to her friends and peers by saying that she had sexual intercourse with Paxton. The relationship between Devi and Ben is intense but towards the end of the season, Ben helps Devi realize that family is important, and helps gather friends to spread her father s ashes at the beach. The relationship between Devi and Paxton is on the other side of the spectrum, with Devi feeling extreme infatuation with Paxton, unbeknownst to him. Towards the end of the season, the two very different people become friends and Paxton s adopted sister, Rebecca, urges him to make a decision regarding his feelings for Devi. Did Devi make amends with her mother and cousin and go to the beach to spread her father s ashes? Did Devi end up being with Ben or Paxton or neither? What happened with Devi s two best friends, Fabiola and Eleanor? How did the situation with Kamada s potential suitor from India turn out? Did she continue her relationship with Steve? These questions will be answered from Netflix Never Have I Ever Season 1, out now
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The pandemic has caused many industries to shut down for the time being, but the movie theater industry seems to be in an even more serious state of flux. The industry has shut down and not been able to offer its services, unlike restaurants that can still offer takeout and delivery. "To stage a comeback, movie theaters will need to address consumers #39; new baseline emotional and financial needs, ” Pam Erlichman from Jebbit said. ”Emotional needs in terms of installing confidence about cleanliness and social distancing (such a wipe downs and blocked rows seats) and a new financial value proposition as so many consumers would now rather spend $19.99 for the whole family to watch Trolls 2 from home instead of $100 from a theater. But is that enough? I fear not. Movie theaters will also need a loyalty program overhaul that starts with better understanding their customers ' needs and finding ways to personalize and delight them through the entire theater going experience. " The pandemic has not only caused movie theaters to close but also the industry, as a whole, has been affected and forced to shut down much of its production. This has meant movie theaters, even if open, might not have big tentpole releases moviegoers want to see for a while. ”The shuttering of doors of movie theaters and entertainment locations during the lockdown has been nothing if not devastating to the industry, ” Tom Madden, Senior Partner, ICF Next, said. Activating dormant or otherwise inactive segments in your database and really leaning in to engaging those customers and members with relevant communications and on demand content is one way to capitalize on a captive audience. How can you nurture and add value to their lives, even in small ways that show empathy and authenticity, that will lead to a more meaningful relationship with your brand on the other side? ” Movies like Fast and Furious 9, A Quiet Place 2, and Black Widow have been delayed as entertainment groups want to release films when it is more financially sound to do so. Fast 9 was even delayed a whole year into 2021. Then there are movies that have started releasing digitally and bypassing movie theaters altogether, such as the new Scooby Doo movie ”Scoob ” that released on multiple streaming platforms. ”Theatres and other entertainment venues like amusement parks and bowling alleys are in a particularly challenging situation their experiences are inherently social As they prepare to phase in reopening, beyond reassuring customers on the additional sanitization and social distancing measures they have implemented, there are also opportunities to reassure their best customers and elevate the experience, ” Randy Hernandez, VP of Strategy at Brierley, said. For example, AMC and Cinemark reassured their loyalty program and premium movie club subscribers that their points, rewards, and benefits would be extended. Now is also a good time to engage customers with games, social posts, quick polls, and other interactive content that tap into their love of the service ndash; (i.e. share a favorite movie, park ride, top bowling memory). As theatres begin reopening, Texas recently opened theirs at 25% capacity, we will see them leverage more online reservations, allow customers to pre order their favorite snacks for pick up, and, potentially, test some elevated experiences like exclusive screenings for best customers. ” Movie theaters have been far down the list on many states ' re opening lists, mainly because of the nature of the business. At the movies, customers are typically packed in a room together for at least an hour and a half and distancing processes would be complicated by seating arrangements and food safety procedures. ”Entertainment companies have an opportunity to work together here and really boost loyalty and brand engagement while delivering value to their consumers, ” Tim Glomb, VP of Content at Cheetah Digital, said. ”Imagine if theater loyalty members receive discounts on movie downloads, or if companies such as Sony or Disney provided loyalty points to the moviegoer #39;s loyalty program of choice that they can use once theaters are back. By working together, and sending the message: lsquo;let ''s entertain you where you are and reward you so your theater experience is even better when you return ', not only would they drive more sales and higher engagement, but they would see a boost in loyalty return once they begin to open up again. ” An article at AZCentral wrote about this topic and quoted an owner of a theater called FilmBar about what they see in terms of opening. Kelly Aubey, who owns FilmBar, said in the above AZCentral article, ”I want to wait two or three weeks to see how the end of the stay at home order affects infection rates. If they don ''t spike after a few weeks, we #39;ll consider it. ” Moviegoers also may not immediately come back as soon as the theaters open either. There is a possibility some people may wait several weeks or months to go back to their favorite movie theater to get some popcorn and catch a film. This is just a mental barrier some people will not be able to get past for some time. Bindu Gupta, Loyalty amp; Marketing Strategist at Comarch, said, ”Given the hesitation of consumers to experience movie going as they did pre crisis, movie theaters must entice potential movie goers with heavy discounts and promotions as well as rewards they can earn as loyal customers, while reassuring them about the safety and social distancing protocols they are taking to make the experience pleasant for all movie goers. ” With all of the transition and disruption across all industries, but especially for brands in the entertainment industry, how can they still engage customers while also preparing as it begins to re open?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,500 crore for West Bengal and Odisha after reviewing the situation caused by cyclone 'Amphan' that claimed 80 lives, lay waste to standing crops in thousands of hectares, and ruined infrastructure. Two days after the worst cyclone in years devastated the two states, Modi reviewed the situation with chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik. Modi announced an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for West Bengal, already battling a surge in COVID 19 cases and deaths, besides an influx of migrant labourers, after a review meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Banerjee, and the state''s top officials.
Comment Facebook Twitter Reddit Email More Share this storyLife saving Blue Bomber Oliveira is dog #039;s best friend Tumblr Pinterest Google LinkedIn Brady Oliveira is a dog rescuer, travelling all over Northern Manitoba to save our four legged friends from horrible lives, sometimes even death.The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ' homegrown running back estimates he has rescued some 50 dogs this off season.
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Technology is helping to keep people stay connected and productive through the crisis. Image: REUTERS Stringer CHINA OUT. RC2RRF90T1RL With the collaboration of Statista 31 Mar 2020 Felix Richter Data Journalist, Statista World vs Virus Podcast Listen now on Spotify Most Popular How long coronavirus survives on surfaces and what it means for handling money, food and moreIan M. Mackay and Katherine Arden The Conversation 28 Mar 2020 Life is carrying on as normal in Sweden scientists explain the controversial approachPaul Franks and Peter M Nilsson The Conversation 29 Mar 2020 Global COVID 19 response has slashed CO2 emissions here s how to keep them lowSimone Abram The Conversation 26 Mar 2020 More on the agenda Explore context COVID 19 Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis With a significant proportion of the world''s inhabitants living under lockdown, a number of apps have seen a spike in downloads to help people stay connected during the COVID 19 pandemic. Global downloads of Skype, Zoom, and Houseparty have surged by over 100%. As a significant part of the world population is currently on lockdown in an attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic, people are turning to technology to work, communicate and stay in touch with their loved ones.Unsurprisingly, workplace communication tools such as Slack and Teams have seen a jump in usage as working from home has become the new norm in recent weeks. People are also making use of similar tools in their personal lives, however, leading to a spike in downloads of video chat apps.
Let''s face it. In India, telecom has changed livelihoods, even lives, bringing Indians closer to the world of connectivity and digitisation. Much more than any other social, governmental or corporate overture can ever hope to achieve. One now reaches out to relatives, friends, even strangers, instantly. WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, LinkedIn, E mails, the list is mind numbing. Overnight, our plumber, carpenter, painter, electrician, even the sabziwaala has become a phone number. A single call, even a missed call, leads to easy access and instant gratification. Perhaps the powers that be have found this too good to let it last and the industry is staring death in the face. Unless radical measures are taken this coming week, starting tomorrow, the average Indian shall bear the brunt, having to pay through his her nose to continue to avail mobile connectivity or lose easy access altogether.
The number of countries experiencing conflict is the highest it has been since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, withdozens of violent armed conflicts killing and maiming children and forcing them from their homes. Conflicts around the world are lasting longer, causing more bloodshed and claiming more young lives, said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. Attacks on children continue unabated as warring parties flout one of the most basic rules of war: the protection of children. For every act of violence against children that creates headlines and cries of outrage, there are many more that go unreported.
Audio Hub UNICEF Sa #039;o MulivaiThe Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital at Motootua, provides the people of Samoa with numerous health services and facilities. 10 December 2019Humanitarian AidSeventy people have now died from Samoa s measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease.
Climate related forced displacement places the lives, health, education and well being of children at risk. This child alert takes stock of the link between a changing climate, extreme weather events and the forced displacement of children and families in the Caribbean SIDS.
CHANDIGARH: Nearly six months after the move to axe 700 fully mature trees for the proposed flyover connecting Zirakpur and Tribune Chowk came under the judicial scanner, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the uprooting of the same, along with the construction process.PANAJI: Cinema is a universal medium that brings people together keeping aside the differences of their social and modern lives, said megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday.
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Union minister for defence Rajnath Singh gave his nod to the first of its kind mammoth project on Wednesday after taking opinion of experts from the Indian Council of Historical Research and officials of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and Directorate General of Archives. Before taking the decision, Singh also held parleys with the officials of Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Defence on September 17. "It is proposed that the work will cover various aspects of borders, including tracing its making; making and unmaking alongside shifting of borders; role of security forces; role of borderland people encompassing their ethnicity, culture and socio economic aspects of their lives, " the defence ministry said in a statement.
Alexander Litvinenko was a former FSB officer and naturalized British citizen who was poisoned in 2006. Litvinenko ingested polonium 210 in London, later dying of acute radiation syndrome.A U.K. public inquiry found that the poisoning, which caused a strain in relations between Moscow and London, was "probably approved" by the FSB and ultimately, President Vladimir Putin.
In her brief but notable appearance, Blue Ivy joins her mother, with the pair sporting matching lavender dresses, red hair and smoldering smizes. The importance of a royal lineage, a major theme in both Simba and Blue Ivy;s lives, is clear with parallel shots of an adult lion and their cub intercut with footage of Bey and Blue.This isn 't Blue 's first time making an appearance in her mother 's music videos; she was a prominent part of the visuals for Beyonc eacute; 's self titled album and Lemonade.
Yathin S Krishnappa Wikimedia Commons Licensed under CC BY 3.0 Jul 13, 2019 middot; 01:30 pm Aathira Perinchery Share Tweet Email Reddit Print Share Tweet Email Reddit Print Matriarch grandmas, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews: elephants, much like us, have complex social lives. But Asian elephants from Southern India could be changing their social lives, to adapt to human use landscapes that are fast replacing their natural habitats.Young male elephants, which are typically solitary, are now forming unusually large and more long term, all male herds, finds a study published in Scientific Reports last week. This adaptation could be an effort to learn the ropes from older, more knowledgeable males on how to avoid getting killed in these areas that pose unnaturally high risks to elephants.
June 14, 2019 03:50 PM Melania Trump and Jackie Kennedy both exhibited a flair for fashion throughout their lives, but many don t agree with President Donald Trump s comparison of the two former first ladies.While celebrating his 73rd birthday on Friday, Trump called in to Fox and Friends to give a wide ranging interview that touched on many subjects including his recent foreign dirt comments, Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House departure, and his proposed redesign for Air Force One.
Pin FB ellipsis More Twitter Mail Email Print iphone Send Text Message Image zoom Brian Klutch Fresh fruits and vegetables have long been considered superior to their frozen counterparts. And we can see why. Chopped up into small pieces and often flash frozen to within an inch of their lives, in some ways, frosty fruits and veggies deserve their bad rap.But not anymore. CNN reports that research in favor of going frozen is throwing old notions about frozen fruits and vegetables on their heads. #xA0;