Milan interested in Bosnian football player Edin Dzeko?

first_imgThe captain of the BiH national football team and Roma striker Edin Dzeko is again a Milan’s target.Milan is considering Dzeko as an alternative if they fail to bring Pierrea-Emericka Aubameyanga from Borussia Dortmund. After new owners arrived, Rossoneri Vincenzo Montella, a coach, held a three-hour meeting with new club directors Massimiliano Mirabelli and Marco Fassone.The first task of Milan is the sale of Carlos Bacce in order to gather funds for the new reinforcement. Many sources claim that Aubameyang, a great Dortmund player who passed the Milan’s Academy,is really the first choice of Rossoneri.However, Milan has also a plan B if Aubameyang does not come to San Siro, and the plan B is Bosnian Edin Džeko, who is in a fantastic shape.Thirty-one-year-old Džeko is the first shooter of Serie A with 25 goals and seven assists. In 46 matches played this season, Dzeko scored 35 goals.Roma will have to sell one of its best players to maintain financial stability, and Džeko would bring about 18 million euros.(Source: vijesti.ba)last_img read more

Key West to allow residents restricted access to parks and beaches

first_imgOfficials in Key West, Florida have reopened all beaches and parks to residents with some restrictions.Beginning Monday April 27th,  Key West residents will be able to take walks and exercise at parks and beaches while still practicing social distancing.“We hope that by easing some restrictions on public spaces our residents  can enjoy the natural environment Key West has to offer,” City Manager Greg Veliz said.While the parks and beaches will be reopened, playgrounds and water features will still remain off limits to the public.The city says their next step will be to open up some nonessential businesses but that timeline will be entirely based on Florida’s stay-at-home order being lifted.last_img read more

Nor’easter Hits Shore Area in All the Usual Places

first_imgStory by John Burton – Photos by Tina ColellaFlooding from Tuesday’s nor’easter that hit all the shore communities in Monmouth County was what those who live and travel through the area have come to know all too well: portions of roads were closed and you proceed through the water at your own and your vehicles’ risk.Sea Bright of course, had the most damage.Nearby Rumson, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach and Long Branch also suffered extreme flooding in some areas, re-routing traffic and rescuing drivers in flooded vehicles.Sea Bright Office of Emergency Management Director C. Read Murphy said of this storm, “This was a little bit stronger than a lot of the nor’easters but a short duration.”And during that brief but heavy storm, some of the borough streets prone to flooding, had as much as two-to-four feet of standing water on them for parts of Tuesday and into late Wednesday morning, he said, extending through three high tides.The areas that had the deepest flooding were some side streets on the borough’s very northern and southern end facing the Shrewsbury River and a portion of Ocean Avenue/state Highway 36, according to Murphy.Oceanport – Monmouth Boulevard“We had some significant flooding in low lying areas similar to other municipalities,” said Borough Administrator/Clerk Thomas Rogers. “The low lying areas are in the south of the borough and requires us to close roadways and detour traffic during the high tides.”“When the tides receded, the roads cleared,” he said. “Today  (Wednesday) there was some ponding on some properties.  It’s a normal occurrence during a soaking rain.”Oceanport had some significant flooding in the marine area and Monmouth Beach had some flooding on both the Shrewsbury River west end of the borough and some along Ocean Avenue as well.“We had some flooding throughout the town but no major catastrophes,” John O.  Bennett III, Oceanport Borough Administrator.The borough closed the usual streets that usually flood Oceanport Ave., Arnold St., and Bridgewaters Drive.“The old borough hall was shown to be unacceptable again,” he said referring to the former borough hall that floods just about during every storm.He confirmed again it would be a problem to retain the existing building,Once the waters receded by 11:30 a.m. Tuesday “everything worked out fine,” Bennett said.Susan Howard, mayor of Monmouth Beach, said, “the water was really high especially along Oceanport Avenue.”“The water was almost level with the tops of the bulkheads,” she said. “But all of us who live here know which way to drive out.”No homes were reported flooded, however, she said.A couple of days prior to Monday night’s and Tuesday’s storm had strong northeast winds, which Murphy said, “exacerbated the water situation,” contributing to the flooding.This is a common occurrence during high tides and storms and borough residents have come to adapt to it, he noted. However, “The biggest problem were people driving thorough the water,” he observed, “and cars breaking down.”That happened to four vehicles, requiring borough employees to haul them out in Sea Bright alone.last_img read more

Seminars teach young entrepreneurs to “go in head-first”

first_imgA session of the Siyabangena Seminars held in August at Fredman Towers in Sandton. (Image: Siyabangena Seminars)Budding entrepreneurs can expect to engage with successful business leaders at the upcoming Siyabangena Seminars held in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal.Held between 26 and 27 September at Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre, speakers will cover topics ranging from getting your business started to marketing.The seminars are the brainchild of the seminars’ CEO Sibusiso Hlongwane and director Sinenhlanhla Mkhize. It is meant to bring together experienced entrepreneurs and young black businesspeople.Hlongwane believes youth entrepreneurship is the answer to the challenges we are facing in our country. “We need to grow the economy and a great way to achieve this is to see a rise of entrepreneurs coming from our townships and rural villages. This is where the game-changers are, and that’s exactly where we need to go to empower and ignite the young minds.”For Mkhize, taking the seminars to his hometown is and exciting prospect. “KwaMashu has never seen anything like this. We are bringing top businessmen and women to share their knowledge and experience with aspiring entrepreneurs. It will be two days of information and knowledge sharing, and not forgetting the valuable networking.”Speakers will include Jabulani Ngcobo, serial entrepreneur and CEO of CashflowPro; Mpume Langa, head of Absa Private Bank KZN and chairperson of Businesswomen’s Association; and Brian Mpono, project director of 1Source Group and Ukhozi FM contributor.“Siyabangena” is a popular term used by black South African youth which loosely translates to “going in head first”. The term is used by people who take on a task despite knowing there are challenges ahead. It is done to prove that they can and will do it. This is the philosophy that these two entrepreneurs live by.PLAY YOUR PART AMBASSADOR A GUEST SPEAKERPlay Your Part Ambassador, Brian Mpono, will be one of the guests at the seminars.Mpono is a leading figure in green energy; he is executive director at Green Technology Investments and is involved in manufacturing biofuels and converting biomass to energy.Mpono believes with 60% of the population being young and more than half unemployed the development of viable green businesses could provide much needed jobs.Education is also very important to him. “I want to say that maths and science don’t bite, that they will put food on the table. It is sad that so many of our matriculants fill benches in the human sciences and community development faculties rather than the science and engineering faculties. That’s where the future is.”He is now a project director at 1Source, which is a specialised project developer with a focus on infrastructure, energy, agriculture, oil and gas. The company plays a key role in bringing government and the private sector together. “Government is tasked with building an enabling environment and business needs to align itself with this and fill in the gaps. Government doesn’t create jobs – business does,” said Mpono.Towards the end of 2014 he won the inaugural under-35 Maverick Awards for Green Innovators.For more info on the seminars visit www.siyabangenaseminars.co.za or contact 083 714 4595 or 073 750 3246Don’t miss the action on social media too. Log on to www.facebook.com/siyabangenaseminars and @SiyabangenaSA on Twitter.last_img read more

A timeline of the SNCLavalin affair

first_imgOTTAWA — A chronology of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, according to public documents, reports and testimony to the House of Commons justice committee:Feb. 19, 2015 – The RCMP lays corruption and fraud charges against Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin, over business dealings in Libya. SNC-Lavalin says the charges are without merit and the allegations linked to people no longer with the company. A conviction could bar the company from bidding on federal contracts.Oct. 19 – The Liberals win a federal election. Two weeks later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau names Jody Wilson-Raybould minister of justice and attorney general of Canada. She is the first Indigenous person to hold the post.March 27, 2018 – The Liberals table a budget bill allowing for “remediation agreements,” plea-bargain-like deals for corporations to avoid criminal proceedings by making reparations for bad behaviour. SNC-Lavalin had lobbied for such a provision in Canadian law.Sept. 4 – The Public Prosecution Service rejects SNC-Lavalin’s request to negotiate a remediation agreement. Wilson-Raybould is told about the decision. No public announcement is made.Sept. 6 – According to Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s chief of staff, Ben Chin, warns his counterpart in Wilson-Raybould’s office, Jessica Prince, of job losses during a Quebec provincial election absent a deal for SNC-Lavalin.Sept. 8 – Justice Department deputy minister Nathalie Drouin provides Wilson-Raybould with a briefing note on the attorney general’s powers on remediation agreements.Sept. 16 – According to Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, officials in the PMO call Prince. They say the Crown prosecutor wants to negotiate an agreement, unlike the director of prosecutions, and suggest a solution before the company’s board meets in four days.Sept. 17 – According to Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, Trudeau asks Wilson-Raybould to “find a solution” for SNC-Lavalin to avoid job losses, talks about the Quebec election and notes that he is a Quebec MP.“Are you politically interfering with my role, my decision as the attorney general? I would strongly advise against it,” Wilson-Raybould says, according to her justice committee testimony. Trudeau says, “No. We just need to find a solution.”Wernick raises the election as well, but he later testifies that he did so to highlight the long-standing convention for the federal government to stay out of provincial campaigns.Sept. 21 – The remediation-agreement provisions come into force.Oct. 9 – The prosecution service confirms it will not negotiate an agreement with SNC-Lavalin. The company challenges the decision in Federal Court.Oct. 15 – According to Wernick’s testimony, he takes a call from Kevin Lynch, the chairman of the board of SNC-Lavalin and a former clerk of the Privy Council. Lynch asks about a remediation agreement and what can be done. He tells Lynch the company’s lawyers will have to deal with the prosecutor.Oct. 26 – According to Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, official Mathieu Bouchard muses to Prince about getting outside legal advice on a deal for SNC-Lavalin. Wilson-Raybould later recounts that Bouchard brings up the need for the Liberals to get re-elected in 2019.Dec. 5 – Wilson-Raybould and Gerry Butts, Trudeau’s principal secretary, meet for dinner at the Chateau Laurier. SNC-Lavalin is discussed, but the two later give differing accounts of the tone of the conversation.Dec. 18 – Prince meets with Butts and Katie Telford, Trudeau’s chief of staff. Afterwards, Prince texts Wilson-Raybould, citing Butts as saying, “there is no solution here that does not involve some interference” after being told what is being proposed is political interference in a prosecution. She cites Telford as saying “we don’t want to debate legalities anymore.”Butts later tells the justice committee that he didn’t — or wouldn’t — have used the word “solution” and denies anything nefarious in his comments. The point of the meeting, and anything said, was about getting a second opinion from someone like a former Supreme Court justice because the law had never been applied before.Dec. 19 – According to Wilson-Raybould, Wernick warns her she is on a collision course with the prime minister and Trudeau wants to get a deal done. Wernick later testifies that he doesn’t recall saying that.Jan. 7, 2019 – Trudeau tells Wilson-Raybould she is being shuffled out of the justice portfolio. Wilson-Raybould says the PMO denies the move is over the SNC-Lavalin file.Jan. 14 – Trudeau shuffles his cabinet. David Lametti, a Montreal MP and former law professor, becomes justice minister. Jane Philpott becomes Treasury Board president. Wilson-Raybould becomes veterans-affairs minister.Feb. 7 – Citing unnamed sources, the Globe and Mail newspaper reports that Trudeau’s aides pressed Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case. Trudeau calls the allegations false.Feb. 11 – Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould’s continued presence in his cabinet speaks for itself and that he told her any decision on SNC-Lavalin was hers alone. Meanwhile, ethics commissioner Mario Dion launches an investigation.Feb. 12 – Wilson-Raybould resigns from cabinet. Trudeau says she had a duty to tell him about any undue pressure applied to her in her role as attorney general.Feb. 13 – The House of Commons justice committee debates its own probe. Liberals use their majority to push for a narrow hearing that doesn’t include Wilson-Raybould. The Liberals call it a first step in a cautious investigation. The opposition calls it a coverup.Feb. 15 – Trudeau says Wilson-Raybould asked him in September whether he would direct her on SNC-Lavalin. He says he told her he would not.Feb. 18 – Butts resigns. He denies any impropriety but says his presence in the PMO has become a distraction.Feb. 19 – Wilson-Raybould stuns observers by addressing a cabinet meeting. Cabinet confidentiality means nothing can be revealed about why or what was said.Feb. 20 – Trudeau says he is confident probes by Dion and the justice committee will provide an airing of the facts. The Liberals use their majority to defeat an opposition motion calling for a public inquiry.Feb. 21 – Wernick testifies for the first time before the justice committee. He calls allegations of political interference false and even defamatory and says none of his conversations crossed any lines.Feb. 25 – Trudeau partly waives solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidentiality so Wilson-Raybould can speak publicly, but not about communication with Kathleen Roussel, the director of public prosecutions.Feb. 27 – Wilson-Raybould tells the justice committee she came under “consistent and sustained” pressure — including veiled threats — from the PMO, the Privy Council Office and Morneau’s office to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Trudeau rejects her characterization of events. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer calls on Trudeau to resign. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for a public inquiry.Feb. 28 – Butts asks to testify before the justice committee.March 1 – Trudeau makes longtime MP Lawrence MacAulay his new veterans-affairs minister, replacing Wilson-Raybould. Marie-Claude Bibeau replaces MacAulay as agriculture minister and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef takes on the additional portfolio of international development. All three express support for Trudeau.March 4 – Philpott quits cabinet, saying she has lost confidence in the way the government has dealt with the ongoing affair and citing her obligation to defend the cabinet as long as she is a part of it. Trudeau names Carla Qualtrough interim Treasury Board president.At a rally in Toronto, Trudeau says the ongoing affair “has generated an important discussion” about how ministers, staff and officials conduct themselves. “Concerns of this nature,” he says, “must be taken very seriously and I can assure you that I am.”March 6 – Butts tells the justice committee that Wilson-Raybould never complained about improper pressure to halt the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin until Trudeau decided to move her out of her coveted cabinet role as justice minister and attorney general. Wernick disputes parts of her testimony as well. Drouin provides more details about the timeline.March 19 – The justice committee’s next scheduled meeting, which is also federal budget day, when MPs are to debate calling further witnesses. Opposition MPs on the committee have indicated they want to recall Wilson-Raybould as well as several officials from the Prime Minister’s Office.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Study Quality Interactions Drive Exhibition Attendee Loyalty

first_img Likewise, only 48 percent of attendees at exhibitions smaller than 223,000 square feet found collecting paper literature on exhibitor products/services important, which is more in line with organizers’ sentiments (33 percent). Conversely, attendees in general found this feature much more important, at 61 percent. As such, it seems that organizers are more in line with smaller-sized exhibition attendees’ sentiments. This is one of the main areas in which exhibit organizers could improve, either by adding new product showcases or by enhancing current ones. Once again, digital is a potential mechanism through which organizers or exhibitors can improve. By incorporating digital interactivity, not only are showcases improved, but access to product information is also made easier. Nine out of ten repeat exhibition attendees say face-to-face interaction with vendors and the ability to ask questions on the spot is important to them. In fact, it is the most important exhibition floor offering for attendees. A new study from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) finds that, for the most part, organizers understand that face-to-face interaction is the most important element of attendee retention. However, the survey reveals some shocking disparities when it comes to product interaction and information gathering. In light of the importance of such interactions, the study recommends offering exhibitor training. Considering that the industry is seeing changes in media consumption due to the mobile revolution, CEIR further recommends exhibitors integrate digital appropriately into their booths. Moreover, when it comes to the importance of product demonstrations in booths and an exhibition product demonstration area, the study found organizers’ beliefs largely correlated with those of attendees. Seventy-eight percent of attendees find the former important and 72 percent of organizers shared that sentiment. Meanwhile, 69 percent of attendees value the latter, compared to 60 percent of organizers. CEIR surveyed a total of 6,584 repeat attendees to gain insight into what factors drive attendees to become loyal exhibition alumni. Seventy-five exhibition organizers completed an online survey and eleven in-depth phone interviews in which they shared their organization’s approach to maximizing attendee retention. Attendees ranked the importance of sixteen exhibition features, and the survey compared attendees’ importance rankings of each feature to what exhibition organizers think is important to their alumni. CEIR’s research suggests that organizers aren’t using repeat attendee’s desire for new product showcase areas to their advantage. Three out of four attendees value a new product showcase area, but less than half (48 percent to be exact) of organizers think attendees feel that way.center_img But in regards to product interaction, the gap narrowed in many instances. Sixty-two percent of attendees at events smaller than 223,000 NSF find an exhibition product demonstration area important, as opposed to 69 percent of all attendees. Meanwhile, 60 percent of organizers think attendees value this feature. Organizers also seem to have a good understanding of the importance of education offerings on the show floor and digital, interactive features in exhibit booths and exhibition organizer areas. Fifty-one percent of attendees found education offerings important, while 57 percent of organizers predicted this would be significant. Such discrepancies also manifest in terms of smaller show size: 32 percent of attendees find this important, in comparison to 20 percent of organizers. In contrast, organizers over-emphasize the importance of a larger show size, at 91 percent, while only 74 percent of attendees find it important. Organizers were largely in line with attendees’ beliefs regarding the importance of interaction with exhibitors, as mentioned above. Eighty-seven percent of attendees believe interacting with product experts or designers in booths is important, and 91 percent of organizers think attendees feel that way. Likewise, 75 percent of attendees believe interaction with product users in booths or common areas is important, and 84 percent of organizers predicted this. Likewise, 89 percent of exhibition organizers believe the participation of specific exhibitors is very significant to attendees, but this sentiment is only shared by 73 percent of attendees. Interestingly, these disparities change quite a bit when it comes to unique groups of attendees. When it comes to interacting with exhibitors, the gap between organizers’ sentiments and those of attendees widens. For example, only 67 percent of attendees at events less than 223,000 net square feet (NSF) placed importance on face-to-face interactions with product users in booths or common areas, in comparison to 75 percent of total attendees. In contrast, 84 percent of organizers believe this is valuable. In contrast, the gap between organizers’ beliefs and those of attendees widens with regards to attendees from mid-sized to larger organizations. Despite organizers’ belief that 41 percent of attendees find digital interactivity in exhibitor booths important, more than 50 percent of attendees with 500+ employees found this important. Forty-four percent of all attendees found this feature important. The study found similar discrepancies with digital interactivity in exhibition organizer areas, as 47 percent of attendees with 500+ employees found it significant, as opposed to 42 percent of all attendees and 36 percent of organizers.last_img read more

Esper Sets Sights on 500000Strong Army

first_imgArmy Secretary Mark Esper last week said one of his priorities for next year’s defense authorization bill was continuing to increase the service’s end strength. “We aim to see by 2028, and certainly sooner than that, an active-duty end strength of greater than 500,000 soldiers with associated growth in the Guard and Reserve,” Esper told reporters while visiting Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The fiscal 2019 authorization bill, which President Trump is scheduled to sign today, calls for adding 4,000 troops to raise the Army’s active-duty end strength to 487,500. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who accompanied Esper, said Congress is open to adding more soldiers beyond the growth included in this year’s defense policy bill, reported Military.com. Photo by John Martinez Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Skype launches 50person video call feature

first_img1:10 Your Skype calls are about to get a lot bigger. Skype As of Thursday, Skype’s video and audio calls can support up to 50 people. In a blog post, the company said the new feature is available on the latest version of Skype.To accommodate more users, Skype has made a few tweaks to how calls will work.”We added a notification to replace the ringing as the default, allowing every member of the group to receive a quick ping to join the call,” Skype said. “These notifications are a simple, unobtrusive way to get your calls and meetings (be it between family, friends, podcast guests, or co-workers) started.”Skype said individual members can ring into the call session or, if the group is less than 25 people, you can ring the entire group at once. Microsoft tested the larger call sessions last month with its Insider Preview group. Previously, Skype’s video and audio calls supported only 25 users at a time. 5 apps for group video calls Tags Share your voice Now playing: Watch this:center_img Skype Comment 1 Mobile Internetlast_img read more

House Speaker Welcomes Flynn Resignation But Congress Has More Questions

first_img Share J. Scott Applewhite/APHouse Speaker Paul Ryan, flanked by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas (left) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, meet with reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.Addressing the resignation of President Trump’s national security adviser, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Michael Flynn had lost the president’s trust and he was right to ask for Flynn’s resignation.Flynn resigned Monday night following reports that he had discussed U.S. sanctions with Russia prior to Trump’s inauguration — and then misled then-Vice President-elect Pence about that conversation.“National security is perhaps the most important function or responsibility a president has,” Ryan told reporters in a weekly briefing. He added, “I think the key is this: That as soon as this person lost the president’s trust, the president asked for his resignation, and that was the right thing to do.”Before the resignation, press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House was “evaluating the situation” with regards to Flynn — comments that contradicted remarks a short time earlier when Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC the president had “full confidence” in Flynn. The White House has not said that Trump asked for Flynn’s resignation. Trump did not answer questions about Flynn when asked by pool reporters at an education listening session on Tuesday morning.Many Republicans are making it clear that Flynn’s resignation is not the end of the story for them.In a statement, Republican Sen. John McCain thanked Gen. Flynn for his “many years of distinguished service to our country,” but called the resignation “a troubling indication of the dysfunction of the current national security apparatus.” He called on the president to find a replacement who is “empowered by clear lines of authority and responsibility and possesses the skills and experience necessary to organize the national security system across our government.”Flynn has temporarily been replaced by retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Kellogg.Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the committee should talk to Flynn “very soon.”“I think everybody needs that investigation to happen,” Blunt in an interview with KTRS radio, CNN reports. “And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think that we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn’t reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions.”Senate Democrats have called for a “full classified briefing by all relevant agencies, including the Department of Justice and the FBI, as soon as possible and certainly before Thursday, February 16.” Reps. John Conyers of Michigan and Elijah Cummings of Maryland called Flynn “unfit” to be national security adviser and said he should have been dismissed weeks ago.“We in Congress need to know who authorized his actions, permitted them, and continued to let him have access to our most sensitive national security information despite knowing these risks,” their joint statement said. “We need to know who else within the White House is a current and ongoing risk to our national security.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Firefox has ClicktoPlay cure for plugin plague

first_img More information: www.mozilla.org/plugincheck/blog.mozilla.org/security/2013 … -control-of-plugins/ From now on, Firefox users need to manually enable plugins on each Web page. In the manner of Click-to-Play, Firefox will only load plugins when a user takes the action of clicking to make a particular plugin play. The feature “Click-to-Play” will allow users to be in the driver’s seat to choose what they want to run and what they want to avoid. On the other side of the extreme of users who never want to run plug-ins are those who may always want to allow plug-ins to run software or handle different formats; they may see plugins less of a risk and more of ease of use for powering their videos, animation and games of choice. Mozilla said over and above, it’s the user’s choice, and Click-to-Play can be configured to over-ride Mozilla’s defaults.Nonetheless, Mozilla is changing the way Firefox loads third-party plugins because of those instances where third-party plugins present security headaches and offset Mozilla’s attempts to provide the most secure browsing environment possible. Plugins don’t always update automatically, which is the problem. Before the move, Firefox was automatically landing plug-ins requested by a website. As Coates pointed out, “One of the most common exploitation vectors against users is drive by exploitation of vulnerable plugins.” He added that users with outdated or vulnerable plugins are open to malware if they browse to a site equipped with a plugin exploit kit.Third party plugins presenting risks of pauses and crashes in Firefox have now been addressed by the latest moves. “By only activating plugins that the user desires to load, we’re helping eliminate pauses, crashes and other consequences of unwanted plugins.”In addition to playing it safe with Click—to-Play, Mozilla has recommended that users try to make sure that their plugins are up to date. Although Mozilla is giving Flash from Adobe Systems the go-ahead by default, the user must be running the latest version, which is the only version of Flash that is allowed to run by default. If the user’s version is not up to date, then Firefox will relegate it to Click-to-Play. Mozilla offers users a website to see if their plugins are current. © 2013 Phys.org WebRTC puts video chats all in the browser (Phys.org)—Mozilla this week took an important step to strengthening and in some cases restoring confidence in Firefox as a class-act browser. The community issued an announcement by Mozilla’s Michael Coates, director of security assurance, about Mozilla’s latest move to avert plugin plagues. “Mozilla has decided that it’s time to take things to the next level by disabling as many automatic plug-in activations as possible,” he said, in a January 29 post.center_img 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. Explore further Citation: Firefox has Click-to-Play cure for plugin plague (2013, January 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-firefox-click-to-play-plugin-plague.htmllast_img read more