Raiders report card: Grading Jon Gruden’s team after third loss

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceMIAMI — This is the kind of report card you take from the mailbox before your parents find it.The Raiders blew a third consecutive second-half lead, this time a 10-point advantage late in the third quarter than ended in an eight-point loss.Dolphins 28, Raiders 20 was the final score, but the numbers alone hardly tell the story of another Oakland breakdown that has Jon Gruden’s return reaching dangerous levels before …last_img read more

PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Prism Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid The story around PRISM, the so-called U.S. surveillance program that reportedly has major tech companies working with U.S. intelligence agencies to track data on non-U.S. terrorist suspects, keeps getting bigger, as this weekend saw the outing of the source of the leak as 29-year-old programmer Edward Snowden.Snowden has been identified as a former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. He revealed his own identity on his own volition.(See also: PRISM Fallout: In Cloud We Don’t Trust?)In an interview with the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, Snowden revealed that he became increasingly disturbed by the U.S. intelligence community’s broader focus on gathering information, especially from domestic U.S. sources.“The NSA specifically targets the communications of everyone,” Snowden said. “It ingests them by default. It collects them in its system and it filters them and it analyzes them and it measures them and it stores them for periods of time, simply because that’s the easiest and most efficient and most valuable way to achieve these ends.”Snowden said he decided to make his identity public to help establish the veracity of his claims.Where things go from here is anyone’s guess. Certainly, given its previous convictions to prosecute intelligence leaks, the U.S. government will want to have a word with Snowden, a U.S. citizen who is reportedly in Hong Kong at this time. Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with the U.S. but that treaty specifically excludes individuals who are being extradited for political purposes. In matters of foreign relations, it’s Beijing that has final say on Hong Hong’s affairs, so it will be interesting to see how they interpret Snowden’s actions.Given the timing of the recent summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and China President Xi Jinping this past weekend, it’s a good bet the subject of Snowden’s status came up during at least one of the meetings between the two leaders or their staffs.Snowden, for his part, suffers no illusions about what’s coming.“I could be rendered by the CIA, I could have people come after me, or any of their third-party partners… that’s a fear I’ll live under for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be,” the programmer stated.Image courtesy of The Guardian. Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? brian proffitt 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

U.P. BJP leader says Hanuman a Vaishya

first_imgUttar Pradesh BJP leader Vineet Agarwal Sharda has said Lord Hanuman belonged to the Vaishya community, weeks after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the Hindu deity a Dalit.Mr. Sharda claimed on Thursday that the Vaishya community and Lord Ram come from the same lineage and Lord Hanuman is the adopted son of Lord Ram. Mr. Sharda, however, evaded reply to a question on Adityanath’s remarks. Addressing rallies before the recent Assembly election in Rajasthan, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had said Lord Hanuman belonged to Dalit and tribal communities. “Hanuman was a tribal, a forest-dweller and was deprived. Bajrang Bali worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west. This was his resolve as it was Lord Ram’s wish. Just like him, we should also not rest till we fulfil that wish,” Mr. Adityanath had said. ‘Temple construction ’ On the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Mr. Sharda said the work was on and would be completed soon.last_img read more