Technology 

Symantec acquires Israel’s Luminate, with an eye on cloud security

FILE PHOTO – The Symantec booth is seen during the 2016 Black Hat cyber-security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. August 3, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker/File Photo JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Tuesday it acquired Israel’s Luminate Security in an effort to boost its security systems for cloud computing. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Luminate, founded in 2017, says its technology can securely connect users from any device, anywhere in the world, to corporate applications on-premises and in the cloud. “Luminate incorporated into…

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FIFA 

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Qatar eye further ambitions after history-defying success

Qatar re-write the record books in winning the AFC Asian Cup They won more matches at UAE 2019 than in nine previous tournaments combined Strong platform for Qatar ahead of FIFA World Cup debut in 2022 Four years ago Qatar failed to secure a single point at the AFC Asian Cup, let alone muster a win. But fast forward to the present day and the portents are suddenly hugely promising for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ hosts after their remarkable charge to continental glory. Qatar had never won an Asian…

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Technology 

VW, Ford team up on trucks, eye deals on EVs, self-driving cars

DETROIT (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Tuesday they will join forces on commercial vans and pickups and are exploring joint development of electric and self-driving technology, actions meant to save the automakers billions of dollars. Ford and VW announced their partnership against the backdrop of the Detroit auto show. The tie-up, which starts with sales of vans and medium-sized pickups in 2022, will not involve a merger or equity stakes, the companies said. “It is no secret that our industry is undergoing fundamental…

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Public ‘turning blind eye’ to street drug dealing

Image copyright Getty Images People are “turning a blind eye” to drug use and dealing on the streets because it is becoming normalised, a senior police officer has warned. Now communities have been urged to help deal with the rising problem by reporting sightings. Det Insp Stuart Johnson, who covers Swansea and Neath Port Talbot for South Wales Police, said it was one way of tackling “county lines” drugs gangs. The two areas are in the top 10 for heroin deaths in England and Wales. They had more than 4.5…

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Woman given erectile dysfunction cream for dry eye

Image copyright Getty Images A woman has suffered chemical injuries after she was mistakenly prescribed erectile dysfunction cream for a dry eye condition. The woman, from Glasgow, had to be treated at A&E after she was given Vitaros cream instead of the eye lubricant VitA-POS. Her experience is detailed in December’s BMJ Case Reports journal. The report calls for doctors to use block capitals in handwritten prescriptions to avoid errors. The woman was given a handwritten prescription for VitA-POS, a liquid paraffin lubrication, for treatment of severe dry eyes and…

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Sports 

Everton and PSG eye Watford ace, Arsenal want Chelsea veteran, Celtic to sign George Weah’s son?

paper talk Plus, Steven Gerrard says Rangers star ‘going nowhere’ and Juventus line up deal for Manchester United striker The transfer window reopens next week and there are plenty of rumours doing the rounds. Here’s the latest news and gossip in the papers on Boxing Days and around the web… Wilfried Zaha has been offered a staggering £11million a year to move to China next month. The Crystal Palace striker is a target for Super League side Dalian Yifang, who are prepared to make the Ivory Coast international one of the best-paid…

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‘Black Eye Friday’ or ‘Mad Friday’: Is it time for the nickname to change?

Image copyright miodrag ignjatovic Image caption The Friday before Christmas is one of the busiest nights of the year for the NHS. (Image posed by models) On the last Friday before Christmas, revellers across the UK pile out of their offices ready to celebrate with a few (or a few too many) drinks. The day has become so notorious, some people have given it a nickname: Mad Friday or, in places, Black Eye Friday. It is one of the NHS’s busiest days of the year for treating alcohol-related illness and…

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Technology 

Germany, France eye first contract for new fighter jet in early 2019

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany and France said they would sign a contract with Airbus and Dassault Aviation to start work on a next-generation fighter jet in early 2019, with next steps on a joint tank program due by the end of 2018. A Dassault Aviation logo is pictured on the company booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) at Cointrin airport in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel first announced plans for the two big arms program…

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Anthony Ogogo: Boxer ‘low’ after sixth eye operation

Ogogo said he has “spent every penny” he earned in the boxing ring to pay for his operations British boxer Anthony Ogogo says he is as “low as I’ve felt for long time” after a sixth eye operation. In a series of emotional videos posted on social media, the London 2012 bronze medallist said the latest surgery was the “final roll of the dice”. The middleweight added that after two years of procedures, he was “running out of positive things to look at”. The 29-year-old sustained his serious eye injury…

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Eating disorders: Hollyoaks bulimia storyline an ‘eye opener’

Image copyright Channel4/Hollyoaks Image caption Hollyoaks character Cleo, whose struggle with bulimia came to a head in an episode in October Calls to the eating disorder helpline Beat have shot up, after Hollyoaks aired a storyline involving a character with bulimia. More people contacted the charity in October than in any other month ever, the charity says – and it thinks the Channel 4 soap had a “significant impact”. People with eating disorders have praised the show for the “hard-hitting” episodes, which saw character Cleo collapse with a heart attack…

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