2 Oh boy! Oh boy!! #Mandalorian https://t.co/Du2yV4Jv9g— Collingwood Jays 🇨🇦 (@CollingwoodJays) August 24, 2019 On Saturday, Favreau came on stage to give fans a first look: Whether you like the original or the prequels, “we’ve got something for everyone,” he said. Favreau previously revealed that the series would be set seven years after Return of the Jedi (so 23 years before The Force Awakens). At D23, the writer-director said the time period appealed to him because there’s no government, no law, and the world just degrades. What would it be like to be a bounty hunter during that period of lawlessness? WOWThe Mandalorian looks as good as a Feature length Filmhttps://t.co/SGZB4cPs9e— Jamie Moran (@JamieMoranUK) August 24, 2019 Tags Carl Weathers plays Greef Carga, a man who’s hired the Mandalorian for a job.”He’s kinda the head of this guild of bounty hunters,” Weathers said of his character during Star Wars Celebration, according to CNET’s Sean Keane. “The Mando is a guy who he figures can get the job done.”The Mandalorian also stars Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Omid Abtahi as Dr. Pershing, plus Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow and Werner Herzog in unnamed roles, and the voice acting talents of Taika Waititi.The reaction to the new trailer was almost unanimously positive. Star Wars: The Mandalorian is set to be the first Disney Plus original series to debut, and it has been a prime feature of the D23 Expo this weekend. The series stars Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian, and was written by Jon Favreau, who is also executive producer along with Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. All three shed light on how the production came to be, in addition to premiering the first official trailer for the upcoming Disney Plus show. New details and footage were revealed Friday ahead of the Nov. 12 launch, and Disney teased us with a poster earlier in the day. Droid voice @TaikaWaititi says it’s VERY important to him to have droid representation on film in @themandalorian 😬 #StarWars pic.twitter.com/SEYIzluwoV— cait petrakovitz ➡️ D23 🙌🏽💃🏽 (@misscp) August 24, 2019 Disney Plus Disney Star Wars That MANDALORIAN TRAILER HAS ME SHOOK 🔥 pic.twitter.com/3yqO4yeOtS— Admiral Jackbar (Geeky Gator) (@The_GeekyGator) August 24, 2019 And that reaction is understandable. The spaghetti western tone is evident even in the trailer, and when you close with Werner Herzog in full Grizzly Man voiceover mode, it’s hard to hold back the shivers. If this trailer is anything to go by, we could be in for something pretty cool with The Mandalorian.The Disney D23 Expo runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. Be sure to check out coverage from sister sites GameSpot, TV Guide and ComicBook.com. TV and Movies #TheMandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series, only on #DisneyPlus. Start streaming November 12. @TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/Dxum2bZDCa— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 23, 2019 Speaking at Star Wars Celebration back in April, Pascal gave the lowdown on his gray-area bounty hunter. “He’s got a lot of Clint Eastwood in him,” the actor said, adding that he watched Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa movies to prepare. 50 Photos Comments Share your voice 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Yo I am beyond pumped for this. Mandalorian lore is (imo) some of the best Star Wars lore, I cannot wait to see this https://t.co/dv5S1zFDTw— Connor “The Wizard” MacDonald (@SamuraiCorndog) August 24, 2019
Explore further Researcher Jeremi Gosney, the founder and CEO of Stricture Consulting Group, was the thinker behind the hardware and software setup that could make 350 billion guesses per second. The result was that eight-character passwords could fall in hours; some passwords could be had in minutes. The deployment that was capable of 350 billion guesses per second was a five-server computer cluster with 25 AMD Radeon graphics cards and virtualization software. The password-penetrating design was able to unleash unexpected speed, ripping through Windows passcodes. Security Ledger runs a detailed account of the rig’s specs and results. According to reports, his approach was enough to brute force eight-character passwords containing upper- and lower-case letters, digits, and symbols, in just hours.The brute forcing algorithms went to work at speeds that are remarkable. He showed that with the right improved software and powerful hardware, such attacks are quite feasible. His setup is only relevant toward offline attacks, where the thief has already retrieved a password database or file. The cluster that he used would not be relevant to online attacks against a live system. His scenario applies to exploits involving collections of leaked or stolen passwords.Gosney’s success, however, in ripping through eight character passwords will only make security professionals that much more aware of what they already know, that older algorithms and shorter length passwords are vulnerable to attacks. System breaches leading to substantial password leaks have been part of news headlines for some time. Gosney said in an email to Ars Technica that “We can attack hashes approximately four times faster than we could previously.” Gosney has been working on clustering approaches for the last four or five years.The GPU cluster in his recent presentation uses a cluster platform to let each card function as if on a single desktop plus ocl-Hashcat Plus.The general rule for computer users is to think about long and strong passwords, between 13 and 20 characters, if possible. If worried about choosing words that are too “common,” users can turn to password management tools, which are designed to help a user create passwords that are less vulnerable. Are you any good at creating passwords? Citation: Password-cracking feats at blistering speed shown in Oslo (2012, December 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-password-cracking-feats-blistering-shown-oslo.html More information: passwords12.at.ifi.uio.no/Jere … _HPC_Passwords12.pdfsecurityledger.com/new-25-gpu- … asswords-in-seconds/www.overclockersclub.com/news/33354/ (Phys.org)—Remember when the running advice for password setup was to avoid using your name backwards? My how we have smelled the coffee. A new rig-and-burn presentation for an audience of academics and security professionals at the Passwords^12 Conference in Oslo, Norway, earlier this month, demonstrated that password-cracking is an easy game with crippling amounts of password theft capable of happening at crippling speed. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2012 Phys.org
Tags: Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, Transat Thursday, March 9, 2017 Share Travelweek Group Bahia Principe kicks off new agent loyalty program with official launch party TORONTO — Bahia Principe officially launched its new Bahia Principe Rewards program last night in Toronto to an audience filled with travel agents, media and Transat representatives. Transat also received an award from Bahia Principe as an appreciation for their continuous support.Travel agents enrolled in the loyalty program will have the opportunity to select from a variety of rewards and experiences. These include free stays at any of Bahia Principe’s properties, spa treatments, golf, entries for destination parties and transportation and excursion vouchers throughout 2017. Plus, registered agents will receive special travel rates and discounts at all Bahia Principe properties in Mexico, Jamaica and the D.R.“We’ve like to get as many travel agents to experience Bahia Principe for themselves,” said Sal Buccellato, National Accounts Director for Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts. “This is finally an opportunity for them to earn points that they can redeem towards a free stay at any one of our Bahia Principe hotels.”More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemJust for registering, agents will receive 250 points as a welcome to the program. Afterwards, 100 points will be rewarded for each room night booked at a Grand Bahia Principe Hotel and 125 points awarded for each room night booked at a Luxury Bahia Principe Hotel.“They experience the hotels, when they come back and a client asks for it, it’s the confidence that they have in selling the Bahia Principe product,” said Buccellato. “Once you’ve experience it, you’ll see everything the resorts have to offer. It makes it that much easier for an agent to sell it to the consumer.”“Travel agents are trusted by our customers and on the front lines of our business,” said Lluisa Salord, VP of Global Sales and Contracting at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts. “The launch of this new program is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the travel agent community and rewarding them with carefully designed experiences so they can become expert sellers of the Bahia Principe brand. Canada is our main market and we have become what we are now thanks to the Canadian market, who has supported us since we opened our first Bahia Principe Hotel in Dominican Republic, nearly 22 years ago.”More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterTo register agents can visit bahia-principe.com/b2b and gain access to the Bahia Principe B2B Portal. Here they can also access the latest information on all Bahia Principe properties and receive updates on services and products. A specific section will allow members to report, track and manage the number of bookings made for the brand. For more information, visit bahia-principe.com. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>
James Murdoch has stepped down as executive chairman of News Corp’s British publishing arm News International.This comes amid further developments in the UK phone hacking scandal and the ongoing Leveson Inquiry into the UK newspaper industry.James Murdoch will, however, remain at News Corp and will focus on expanding the company’s international pay TV businesses. This follows his relocation to the company’s headquarters in New York. He will remain deputy chief operating officer, News Corp.“[James] has demonstrated leadership and continues to create great value at Star TV, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, and BSkyB. Now that he has moved to New York, James will continue to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates, with particular focus on important pay TV businesses and broader international operations,” said Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer, News Corp.Tom Mockridge, chief executive of News International will report to News Corp president and COO Chase Carey.“As deputy chief operating officer, I look forward to expanding my commitment to News Corporation’s international television businesses and other key initiatives across the company,” said James Murdoch.
Tom Rogers, TiVo CEOTiVo reported its strongest ever quarter of cable subscription additions in Q3 and predicted more operator-Netflix deals following implementations for Virgin Media in the UK and Com Hem in Sweden.For the three months ending October 31, TiVo said it had a strong quarter with almost 300,000 MSO additions and total subscription numbers increasing by 32% year-on-year to approximately 3.9 million.TiVo president and CEO Tom Rogers hailed the figures as the firm’s “strongest cable distribution results to date as well as best subscription growth in several years.“In fact [it was] the best quarter for TiVo subscription growth since TiVo began mass distribution of its technology and services in the cable DVR market,” he said.Among the highlights of the quarter, TiVo said that Virgin Media’s Netflix deployment marked the first time that an over-the-top offering has been accessible by subscribers through a pay-TV platform, with Rogers commenting that “the market really took note of the potential growth opportunity that broadband TV presents through cable.”Speaking on the firm’s earnings call, Rogers said: “Our view has been that the merger of linear television and streaming over-the-top TV is where the future of television is, and Netflix has clearly risen to the level of a must-have on the over-the-top side.”“I think in the US, operators have had a mixed view of Netflix over the last few years. But increasingly, we’re hearing operators wanting to include Netflix in their distribution. And to the extent those restrictions get worked out, we’ll be in a position to help our partners implement on that front.”This comes in spite of the fact that Netflix has traditionally had studio restrictions in its library agreements that have “prevented it from being distributed through boxes owned by MSOs in the United States.”Overall in the quarter, Netflix reported net revenues of US$117 million (€86 million), up from US$82 million for the same quarter last year. This included record service and technology revenues of US$81.7 million – up 34% year-on-year.Net income was US$12.5 million. This was above its guidance, but down compared to TiVo’s net income of US$59.0 million for the same quarter last year, when the firm received one-time litigation proceeds of US$78.4 million relating to an intellectual property settlement with Verizon.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has launched Dynamic TV, a data-driven video-on-demand advertising initiative that enables different ads to be served to viewers.The ad system will use first-party data from Channel 4’s more than 18 million registered viewers, delivering bespoke ads based on location, weather, time of day, date and demographics.These ads can be delivered across big screen devices like smart TVs for the first time, as well as on mobile and desktop VOD platforms.Dynamic TV was developed with Channel 4’s video technology partner, Innovid. Launch advertising partners are Boots and Suzuki.“Dynamic TV is undoubtedly one of the most exciting ad products we’ve been able to launch at Channel 4,” said David Amodio, digital and creative leader, 4Sales.“We’ve seen an increased demand from clients and agency partners for big screen inventory and the fact that we’re now able to deliver data informed creative across these platforms adds a layer of relevance that’s previously been restricted to desktop and mobile platforms.Innovid co-founder and CTO, Tal Chalozin, said: “We’re thrilled to power this new Dynamic TV offering with Channel 4. Advertisers can now personalise TV ads bringing more relevancy to viewers.“Being able to find a local store, car dealership or receive more targeted ads provides increased value to the viewer and is a much better experience than traditional commercial breaks. In the US, we’re seeing much higher performance on these types of ads across all screens and are excited to bring this opportunity to the UK market.”
Music channel Mezzo launched on Pan-African PayTV platform Les Bouquets Canal+, this week.Dedicated to classical music, jazz and dance, the service is available in 22 countries primarily across Central and Western Africa. In total, the new carriage arrangement means the channel is available in 80 countries worldwide.Caroline CochauxCaroline Cochaux, deputy director of TV Channels Lagardere-Active, and president of Mezzo, said: “With this launch in Africa, Mezzo, which is already available in some 60 countries in Europe, Asia and North America, continues to expand internationally.”Marc Welinski, director of Mezzo, added: “We know the contribution of African music to European and American music. The arrival of Mezzo in Africa testifies in return the interest of classical music, jazz and opera in Africa, and the dynamism of its actors.”Each year, Mezzo acquires the broadcast rights to 150 new opera, concert and ballet performances. This content is available via Mezzo, Mezzo Live HD and on-demand.