By Lara O’Reilly Lara O’Reilly The Wall Street Journal BiographyLara O’Reilly @larakiara [email protected] April 12, 2018 7:38 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Good morning. Ever wondered why computer bugs, ransomware and viruses often carry such oddball names? The Wall Street Journal’s Robert McMillan explores how security experts and techies lean on puns and punchy wordplay to make their discoveries stand out. There’s even an awards show, the Pwnies, which recognizes the best bug branding. Hmmm, if this gig doesn’t work out… Mr. Congressman You Can’t Understand Mark Zuckerberg’s two days of hourslong hearings on Capitol Hill are over, and although the Facebook founder was poised throughout, he must be feeling relieved to return to Silicon Valley, where people understand how tech works. That said, the session Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee did get a lot more into the nitty-gritty of the company’s … [Read more...] about CMO Today: Zuckerberg Returns From Washington; Facebook Time Spent Slips; E-Cig Ads Recall Big Tobacco Creative
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Jeremy Youde by Jeremy Youde April 12 at 8:00 AM North Korea has high rates of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis — and the situation could get worse if the Global Fund ceases grants to address the country’s TB and malaria needs.(Istockphoto/Getty Images) A Bloomberg story this week warned of the threat of North Korea’s “other weapon” — tuberculosis. In February, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, … [Read more...] about North Korea has a big tuberculosis problem. It’s about to get worse.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The nearly 60-foot long blue termite that overlooks Interstate 95 in Rhode Island is now even harder to miss.Big Blue Bug Solutions put up a billboard in Providence on Tuesday alerting drivers that their building and its "World Famous Big Blue Bug" are only a mile away.Company vice president Tony DeJesus tells WJAR-TV that they get visitors from all over the world looking for the bug known as Nibbles Woodaway. It has been a landmark for drivers for nearly 40 years and doubles as a quirky symbol of the state, showing up occasionally in movies and TV shows. … [Read more...] about Ad touting ‘World Famous Big Blue Bug’ goes up on I-95
In the four decades since choreographer Lou Conte toured his four best women dancers around area nursing homes, thus founding Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the company has amassed a repertoire of more than 150 works, and that’s not even counting those of their second company, Hubbard Street 2. As you can imagine, this has made the selection process for their 40th anniversary programs – and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton’s job – all the more difficult. So, Edgerton says, the program Houstonians will see, courtesy of the Society for the Performing Arts, will be but a “small snapshot” of the company’s history, beginning in 1978 and running through today. The program itself, however, will start with a piece from Nacho Duato, the first European choreographer brought into the company when they added his work, Jardi Tancat, to the repertoire in 1997.When the curtain rises on Jardi Tancat, the audience will see a brown floor designed to emulate … [Read more...] about Celebrate the Big 4-Oh with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
A Texas company has resumed the search for oil along Alligator Alley, exploring the home of Florida panthers, black bears and other wildlife for potential places to drill.Burnett Oil Co. has sent workers in on foot to scout out areas for seismic operations across 110 square miles of Big Cypress National Preserve, a sweep of swamp and forest west of the Broward County line.Any drilling would likely be years off. Instead, as soon as the land becomes dry enough, the company will send in specially equipped trucks to pound the ground with steel plates, producing vibrations that will be gauged for evidence of the geologic structures that could contain oil. Drilling would require extensive government review and would be certain to generate intense opposition from environmental groups.After starting work last year, Burnett was forced to suspend operations during the rainy season, a delay prolonged by the soaking the area received from Hurricane Irma.Alia Faraj-Johnson, spokeswoman for … [Read more...] about Oil search resumes at Big Cypress