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first_img7 July 2015The Cape Town Nu World Festival, previously known as Cape Town World Music Festival, will bring a taste of Africa to Cape Town City Hall 17 and 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day weekend.It is the third year of the festival, and it promises people a unique experience, which will inspire, unite and educate by representing South Africa (and beyond) in a journey of musical discovery.The theme this year is “Wild & Wise”. According to event organisers Beanstalk, this interesting juxtaposition of old and new, of the knowing and naive, will bring some exciting collaborations, pairing local music legends with fresh, up-and-coming artists.Over the two days, three stages will cater to a diverse audience. There will be a seated stage for more intimate performances, a main arena for larger acts, and a late night DJ stage playing beats from all over Africa and the world.There will also be a number of TED-style talks and a yet-to-be revealed programme of workshops led by the participating artists and a few industry leaders, as well as fringe events set to take place all over the city.The talks start on Saturday, 17 June at 2pm, and the official website will carry more details. Get a taste of what will be on offer:The festival is backed by the city of Cape Town. This time around, explains Cape Town Magazine, the online entertainment and culture hub for the Mother City, “the fiesta aims to showcase far more Afrocentric acts so audiences can expect a unique journey that covers everything from roots, electronic and traditional styles to modern, plus all the tunes in between”.The headline acts include Simphiwe Dana, rapper Riky Rick, Austrian beatmaker Dunkelbunt, as well as Congolese singer and musician Kanda Bongo Man. The line- up is:Simphiwe DanaMajoziKanda Bonga Man (DRC)Dunkelbunt (Austria)Paul WaxonRiky RickBateleurMoussa Dialla Trio (Mali/Denmark)Zuko CollectiveThris & Blackfoot PhoenixNative YoungCard on SpokesMookomba (Zimbabwe)Elemotho (Namibia)FantasmaAero ManyeloVukazithatheToby2ShoesOzlem Bulut (Turkey/Austria)Spoek VS Spoko (DJ Set)Tcheka & Derek GripperTickets are available online via Webtickets and at Cape Town Nu World Festival, as well as at some Pick n Pay branches. Events kick off at 5pm on 17 July.Watch Ricky Ross’s official Boss Zonke music video to get a taste of what is to come:The term “Nu World”, Ma’or Harris, the festival director and co-owner of events management company Beanstalk, told Mail & Guardian newspaper, was used to describe reinventing as well as “to avoid trying to put a label on new styles of music, culture and entertainment”.It was first held as the Cape Town World Music Festival in 2012, and again in 2014. This year, with a new name and brand, it is the third outing.“Our offering this year will be far more diverse and Afrocentric,” Harris told Mail & Guardian. “The calibre of music will increase, the festival layout will be more accommodating with a larger, dedicated seated stage and an outdoor electronic stage.”The other events the company runs include Balkanology, Nu World Eve parties, Jozi Craft Beer Fest and the Nu World stages at Rocking the Daisies and Oppikoppi that they curate and run.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts sarah perez Details of the Data BreachThe attack on Gawker was orchestrated by a group calling itself Gnosis, which at first appeared to be affiliated with 4chan. The 4chan site is the Internet imageboard where memes like Rickrolling and lolcats were born, and more notably, where members of the hacking group Anonymous are known to congregate. Anonymous is the group behind the vigilante-style Web attacks on companies and organizations that refused to support Wikileaks, including payment processors like MasterCard, Visa and PayPal, to name a few.However, Gnosis claims to have no affiliation with either Anonymous or the 4chan board, according to the message text included in the password file dump posted online over the weekend. Tags:#NYT#security#twitter#web That said, the attack seems to be associated with a previous feud between Gawker and 4Chan, according to Mediaite, which exchanged email with an individual claiming to part of the Gnosis-led hack. The anonymous person told Mediaite it was “arrogance” from Gawker management and staff with regard to the hacker community that prompted the attack.Now victims of the attack – Gawker commenters – have had their emails and passwords shared publicly with anyone who cares to download them. Simply changing your password on Gawker blog sites is not enough. Most people tend to use the same username and password combination everywhere on the Web, meaning this hack gives the attackers, and now anyone else, access to Twitter accounts, Facebook accounts, webmail accounts, online banking accounts and anything else where that same username and password was used.Victims should change their passwords immediately on any site where that email and password have been used. Good Samaritans Warn VictimsAlthough Gawker itself hasn’t directly emailed its victims, an anonymous good samaritan and the “Team at Hint” have sent out emails warning of the breach.The good samaritan who only signed his name as “Steve” sent the following email on Sunday:You don’t know me.  I’m nobody.  My name is Steve.  I came across a database dump from Gawker.com earlier this evening.  It’s making its rounds around the internet.  Besides just the code dump from gawker.com among other sites, it also contains email addresses and passwords for over 1.3 million accounts.  I’m sending this email to the 200,000 or so people who’s passwords were included, in plain text, in this archive.  I have your password.  However, I have 0 interest in it.  Obviously i’m anonymous so how can you trust me – you can’t.  But trust me, if I had interest in your password, I wouldn’t be emailing you saying I have it. That’s just dumb.  The reason I’m telling you this is because people all over the world, who aren’t like me, who won’t notify you, have it.  They will use and abuse it.  Change your gawker.com credentials. Now.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, change passwords on other sites you visit that use the same one as your gawker.com/lifehacker.com/gizmodo.com login.Let me put it this way – my login credentials were on that list.  I’d want someone emailing me if I didn’t know better, which is why i’m doing this.Best of luck!Meanwhile, a second email from a stealthy startup called Hint send its own message:Hi there,Hint wanted to let you know that your email address and password that you used to signup for Gawker (or one of its sites) were hacked. Forbes’ coverage is here.In situations like this, time is of the essence, which is why we were surprised & shocked to find that Gawker Media hadn’t taken the initiative to notify you of this privacy breach immediately. We HIGHLY recommend you change all of your online passwords as a precaution.-The Team at Hint(This is a one time email) We’re not sure how we feel about Hint using the data breach as a marketing opportunity for its yet-to-launch service that only describes itself as “the place where opportunities and adventures find you.” But we imagine they were trying to do the right thing.Image credits: Sophos, Forbes The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Consider this a public service message: Hundreds of thousands of Twitter accounts have been compromised by hackers who are now using the victims’ accounts to tweet about the Acai Berry diet. The Twitter spam appears to be tied to this weekend’s attack on Gawker Media’s servers, home to popular weblogs like LifeHacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, io9, Jezebel, Kotaku and others.Because so many people use the same username and password combination for different Web services, the Twitter spammers were able to use the email addresses and passwords retrieved from Gawker’s servers to take control of the Twitter accounts in question. No doubt this is only the beginning of the ramifications associated with this major security breach.The Twitter spammers are not likely to be the same hackers as those who actually broke into Gawker Media’s Web servers. Instead, like most spammers, they’re opportunists.?Over the weekend, up to 1.3 million passwords were stolen off of Gawker’s servers by a hacker group called Gnosis and then publicly shared on torrent site The Pirate Bay, for anyone and everyone to download.?According to security firm Sophos, which spoke with Del Harvey, Twitter’s director of trust and safety, the spam messages about the Acai Berry diet appear to be posted from accounts where people were using the same username and password as they did on Gawker’s network. ?Clicking the spam links on Twitter will take you to a page where the diet solution is being sold. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

first_imgIndia’s Dipika Pallikal (right) returns a shot against Malaysia’s Nicol David during the women’s squash semi-final at the Asian Games in Incheon on September 22.There are days when one look at a sportsperson immediately gives the impression that he is going to do something special. Saurav Ghosal gave that feeling on the squash court on Monday as he put himself a step away from a coveted Asiad gold medal.Till now, India had only won bronze medals at the continental extravaganza. The Kolkata player’s effort means for the first time, an Indian will be playing with the top spot on the podium at stake.Ghosal whipped Malaysia’s seasoned Ong Beng Hee 11-9, 11-5, 11-4 to assure himself of at least a historic silver in men’s singles squash.However, he is not resting on his laurels and says he will give it his best shot against Abdullah Almezayen of Kuwait in the final. “I have one more match to go and will focus on it. It feels good to be assured of at least a silver medal but I am raring to go full tilt in the final,” said Ghosal.There are several sports at the Asian Games where the hype is less and crowd participation not that intense. Unlike more popular racquet sport like tennis and badminton, fewer people root for the underdog on a squash court.But for sheer effort and intelligence, Ghosal captured the imagination of the sparse gathering. His ability to slow down the pace of the rallies was a treat to watch.advertisementHaving defeated Pakistan’s Iqbal Nasir on Sunday, it was important for the top seed to make a quick recovery. In modern sport, one has to guard against relaxing after just one emotional win.As the short contest progressed, Ghosal knew he was closing in on a historical achievement.He has been in the sport for over a decade and kept a base at home and in the United Kingdom. Apart from being a professional squash player, he has studied economics and management at the University of Leeds.Speaking to Mail Today, 14-time national champion and current India coach Bhuvneshwari Kumari said: “This is a really big win for Saurav and India. In my time, we did not have squash in the Commonwealth Games or the Asiad. I am happy we have a number of players doing well.”Earlier, Dipika Pallikal crashed out in the women’s singles semifinals as World No.1 Nicol David whipped her in straight games.”My opponent was superior to me but I am happy I am not going back to India emptyhanded,” said Dipika.Two medals in WushuIndia were assured of at least two bronze medals in Wushu with Thoudam Sanathoi Devi and Narender Grewal making it to the semi-finals in their respective events on Monday. Sanathoi beat Mongolia’s Amgalanjargal Sangidorj 2-0 in the Sanda 52kg category. The Manipuri will now meet Zhang Luan of China. Grewal outplayed Pakistan’s Abdullah in the men’s Sanda 60kg quarterfinal contest by an identical 2-0 margin.last_img read more

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