European markets stay cautious after China eases pandemic measures

European markets stay cautious after China eases pandemic measures

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – European stock indexes opened slightly lower on Monday, finding little support from an easing of China’s domestic pandemic restrictions, after market sentiment was dampened by U.S. jobs data on Friday that raised fears of persistent inflation. Asian shares had been boosted early on Monday by hopes that China taking steps … Read more

After Optus, Medibank hacks, the government plans to firm-up defences for ATO, Centrelink data

After Optus, Medibank hacks, the government plans to firm-up defences for ATO, Centrelink data

The protection of taxpayer, health and Centrelink data against bot attacks and other cybercrimes will be beefed up as the government works to lock down sensitive data. Tender documents show the Department of Finance is looking for better security after hack attacks on Optus and Medibank exposed the data of millions, leaving people exposed to … Read more

Qirx rips out Canberra school’s ‘decades old’ IT architecture

Qirx rips out Canberra school’s ‘decades old’ IT architecture

Marist College Canberra Credit: Marist College Canberra Canberra-based Qirx has ripped out an entire rack of storage area networks (SANs) for local Catholic school Marist College.  The IT solutions provider was tasked with overhauling Marist’s three-tier data centre architecture including servers, storage and networking – a system created decades ago.  Qirx then deployed Nutanix’s hyper-converged … Read more

21 Amazing Art, Toys, and Collectibles From DesignerCon 2022

21 Amazing Art, Toys, and Collectibles From DesignerCon 2022

A small sample of the cool stuff at Designer Con.Image: io9/Germain Lussier Imagine a place where monsters live with robots. Where the pinkest, prettiest thing you’ve ever seen is right next to the darkest and most gruesome. A place where art, pop culture, and collectibles collide like asteroids into a planet. That place is the … Read more

G7 calls for ‘significant’ U.N. response to North Korea missile launches

G7 calls for ‘significant’ U.N. response to North Korea missile launches

ROME, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ Security Council needs to take “significant measures” in response to the latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch by North Korea, foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialised nations said on Sunday. The Security Council is set to discuss North Korea in a meeting on Monday … Read more

Flour thrown at Warhol car in Milan climate change protest

Flour thrown at Warhol car in Milan climate change protest

MILAN, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Climate-change protesters threw flour on Friday over a sports car painted by the U.S. pop artist Andy Warhol that is on display in Italy’s financial capital. It was at the third time this month that activists from the group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) have targeted art exhibitions. On Nov. 4, … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ -declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a declaration … Read more

Netflix Eyes Greta Gerwig to Direct Chronicles of Narnia Reboot

Netflix Eyes Greta Gerwig to Direct Chronicles of Narnia Reboot

Image: Disney David Harbour keeps hyping up the Thunderbolts movie. Ross Duffer teases Stranger Things’ final season as a return to the first. Plus, a new look at the return of His Dark Materials, and what’s coming on The Mayfair Witches. Spoilers get! The Chronicles of Narnia According to What’s on Netflix, Netflix is courting … Read more

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Most G20 members could strongly condemn Ukraine war Zelenskiy urges G20 to help end war under his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Disagreement emerged at a Group of 20 (G20) summit on Tuesday as the United … Read more

2023 Grammy nomination predictions: 20 artists who deserve to be on the ballot – The A.V. Club

2023 Grammy nomination predictions: 20 artists who deserve to be on the ballot – The A.V. Club

2023 Grammy nomination predictions: 20 artists who deserve to be on the ballot  The A.V. Club