Pay squeeze 'deepens' as inflation hits 2.7%

Pay squeeze 'deepens' as inflation hits 2.7% However, a fall in oil prices, leading to a drop in petrol and diesel costs, slightly offset this. The rising rate of inflation and CPI will cause a squeeze on pay, the growth of which is expected to remain at a muted 1% over the year to come. [Full Article...]

No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister

In China today, the WannaCry virus affected traffic police and schools. Shares of computer firewall maker Palo Alto Networks climbed 1.8% ahead of the bell, while anti-virus specialist Symantec Corp gained 1.6% and malware protection seller FireEye picked up 3%. [Full Article...]

Health experts in Congo identify two more suspected Ebola cases

Health experts in Congo identify two more suspected Ebola cases The first case, which came April 22, involved a 45-year-old man. It was not immediately clear how the first victim, a deceased male, caught the virus, although past outbreaks have been linked to contact with infected bush meat such as apes. [Full Article...]

Chibok girls 113 kidnapped students still with Boko Haram - BBOG tells FG

Twenty-one girls were released in October a year ago after negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swiss government. The military source said the girls had been flown from Banki near the border with Cameroon to Maiduguri and then Abuja , where they will shortly meet the president. [Full Article...]

Sheffield Wednesday hold Huddersfield to frustrating home draw in play-off first leg

The stubborn originality of the Terriers' in-house culture is guaranteed to test Wednesday at various points throughout the two semi-final legs - watch Elias Kachunga and Tommy Smith's run-timings, or cult-hero Aaron Mooy's poise on the ball, for example - woe betide Wednesday if they turn up undercooked. [Full Article...]

Western Wall is part of the West Bank

Israel has held West Jerusalem since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, but the United Nations unanimously opposed its annexation of East Jerusalem during the 1967 Third Arab-Israeli War and its control of that portion of the city is almost universally regarded as illegal by the global community. [Full Article...]

Ukraine to block access to Russia's social media websites

Ukraine to block access to Russia's social media websites Similar statements have been made by Parus company representatives about IT systems, which are popular in Ukraine's government and commercial sector. In March, Ukraine imposed sanctions against all five operations of Russian state-owned banks, the Ukrainian offices of Sberbank and VTB, BM Bank (VTB's subsidiary), Prominvestbank (VEB's subsidiary) and VS Bank (Sberbank's subsidiary). [Full Article...]

Fallen peace officers honored in Nacogdoches

Capitol. The members of the Martinsville Police Department will hold a memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers later this week, part of a joint effort with the Henry County Sheriff's Department and the Virginia State Police. In 1974, Officer James Gammons suffered a fatal heart attack during a foot pursuit of a suspect. Earlier in 1915, Deputy Grady Granger was fatally shot. [Full Article...]

Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs

The number of Aussie businesses hit has risen to three, although authorities assure Australia is not severely affected by the incident. Hitachi spokeswoman Yuko Tainiuchi said it was experiencing email delays and file delivery failures and suspected the cyberattack was at fault, even though no ransom was being demanded. [Full Article...]

Several Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast foods under voluntary recall

Several Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast foods under voluntary recall All packaged products with a "Best By" date are being recalled . The L.A. Times reports that the company discovered the contamination when testing their plant environment for listeria particles. "We are working in coordination with the Food and Drug Administration", Pinnacle Foods said. People can return the affected food to where they bought it for a full refund. [Full Article...]

Where Texas senators stand on American Health Care Act

Congress voted to include itself in the law when it passed in 2010, and a bill passed by the House last week would continue that requirement in the new version. It will raise premiums for older people and sick people. There's noise out of the U.S. Senate that major changes may be in the offing. Warren made her comments during a tour of the Cambridge Health Alliance Malden Care Center in Malden. [Full Article...]

Nurses threaten summer of strikes in row over pay

Nurses threaten summer of strikes in row over pay A formal public sector pay cap of 1% was introduced in 2015. The RCN said more than 50,000 Nurses voted in the ballot with nine out of 10 supporting action short of a strike, while nearly four out of five backed strikes. The RCN's members were asked to vote to express their "appetite for industrial action", with 91 per cent of those who voted saying they'd take action that stopped short of str... [Full Article...]

Georgia rejects claims execution drug will cause great pain

Georgia rejects claims execution drug will cause great pain Jw. Ledford, who has been convicted of murder, is receiving medication that has changed his brain's "chemistry" that deadly injection will not cause him a loss of consciousness and will cause him an appalling death, according to the documents submitted by his lawyer in court. [Full Article...]

Cyber attack 'accidental hero' fears for his safety

The VEP was established to determine whether the government should withhold or disclose information about computer software security vulnerabilities. Problems with cyber security in NHS organisations were highlighted past year by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the national data guardian, who warned that issues were given insufficient priority and that health bodies persisted in using obsolete computer sy... [Full Article...]

10-year-old boy overdoses on marijuana-infused sour gummy candy

10-year-old boy overdoses on marijuana-infused sour gummy candy A Spring Valley father was arrested after police say his 10-year-old son fell sick from eating medical marijuana candy. Police say it happened Sunday night after the child's father let the boy sit alone in the family's vehicle where he found a package of sour gummies laced with medical marijuana. [Full Article...]

NHS Trust running appointments as planned while it deals with cyber-attack

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malicious software behind the attack in over 70 countries, although both said the attack had hit Russian Federation the hardest. "The fact that so many computers remained vulnerable two months after the release of a patch illustrates this aspect", he said in a blog post. The former US national intelligence director say... [Full Article...]

Kevin Long earns Ireland call with vintage Clarets performances

Kevin Long earns Ireland call with vintage Clarets performances Everton midfielder James McCarthy, the subject of verbal exchanges between Republic boss Martin O'Neill and Toffees boss Ronald Koeman, is not included having not played since early March because of a groin injury. O'Neill's men now sit joint top on 11 points alongside Serbia in the race to reach the finals next summer in Russian Federation. Several players were unavailable due to injury, includ... [Full Article...]

US accuses Syria of mass executions and burning the bodies

Assad's government has rejected accusations of torture and extrajudicial killings in a war that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. A satellite view of Saydnaya prison complex near Damascus, Syria, is seen in a still image from a video briefing provided by the US State Department on May 15, 2017 . [Full Article...]

Attack sparks debate on when spy agencies should disclose cyber holes

Attack sparks debate on when spy agencies should disclose cyber holes Experts said it appeared that the ransomware had made just over $32,000, although they expected that number to pop when people went back into the office Monday. Britain's National Health Service is a source of pride for many Britons but faces substantial budget issues and has had previous problems with its huge IT system. [Full Article...]

100000 groups in 150 nations hit by cyberattack

Cybersecurity experts have been working around the clock to try to halt the malware attack that is unprecedented in scale. One health trust is believed to have been included among those hit by the malicious software - despite it actually suffering from a separate IT malfunction. [Full Article...]

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