Occasionally – but only very occasionally – I’m pleasantly surprised to come across an article in the art press in which the author “gets” Catholic art that is the subject of an exhibition. In this case, the author is art historian Charles Hope writing in Apollo Magazine, and the exhibition is “Madonnas and Miracles: The Holy […]

via ​Cambridge Catholic Art Exhibition Fails Catholicism 101 — Blog of the Courtier

U.S. expected to charge 4 in Yahoo hacking probe; 2 are tied to Russia

Senior U.S. officials tell NBC News’ Pete Williams that millions of Yahoo email accounts were hacked with the backing of Russia, and the Justice Department is expected to announce an indictment Wednesday against two Russian intelligence officers.

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Mary McCord, acting assistant attorney general for the National Security Division, declined to offer specifics at a seminar Wednesday sponsored by the Financial Times. But DOJ officials have said the 11:30 a.m. news conference will disclose indictments of at least four people accused of carrying out the hack attacks on Yahoo, disclosed last year, that compromised more than one billion user accounts.

Other officials say the nation involved is Russia, and that two members of Russia’s FSB — one of its spy services — are among those charged in the Yahoo hack.

The hacks, in 2013 and 2014, involved names, phone numbers, dates of birth, and passwords along with answers to security questions that could be used to reset passwords.

The accused men live in Russia and Canada, the source said, with the Canadian far more likely to face arrest. Russia has no extradition treaty with the United States.

The two largest hacks, and Yahoo’s much-criticized slow response and disclosure, forced a discount of $350 million in what had been a $4.83 billion deal to sell Yahoo’s main assets to Verizon

This Man Job Nyangenya Bwomanga

You won’t spend much time with him to see glimpses of his passion for service. What injures his conscience is the idea that there are people in society who have been disadvantaged or suffer much affliction, just because their representation and government has failed them time and again. His belief is that we are all destined to achieve our full potential, not excluding the depository of life’s endowments and inalienable rights as bestowed from our Creator the almighty God.

This election cycle, Job sees an opportunity to serve the people starting right at home in the Bomachoge Chache Constituency of Kisii County. For far too long politicians have squandered without remorse and become richer while common mwananchi get poorer. Job seeks to end this once and for all because in his view, people should not beg for what is rightfully theirs and no human should limit the potential of another human.
The question then begs, what makes Job a better alternative? Understanding his passion for service and how he spends his time and resources helps to begin to answer this question. He sees leadership, not as a source of power but as an opportunity to empower. A good leader is prudent and wise, an attribute you can pin on him. The process of decision making is one he takes very seriously as seen in his ability to network and tap into various think tanks, together with a circle of carefully selected advisers. Better yet is his God fearing nature. For him the fear of the Almighty is the beginning of wisdom.
Job is also a man of action and busy at it. At home in Bomachoge You will catch him talking to a stranger, distributing his donation of blood pressure cuffs and cyclometers to health centers, speaking to clergy and the faithful, or distributing hard sought computers to schools among other things. In diaspora you will find him forging alliances with willing partners, working on the dispatch of a homeward bound container full of wheelchairs and other medical supplies, or speaking at a town-hall meeting or spending time with family just to mention a fraction.
Job loves people, something evidenced in his medical profession and interactions. It is no surprise many of his supporters and partners are not even from his constituency or party. His coalition of supporters has a diverse fabric in race gender, religious view and profession.
His love for education is unquestionable, something he credits for his successes and open doors. Education to him holds the key to success in life. His goal is to improve its quality, access and delivery.
As a family man and a father, Job understands well that we have borrowed the future from our children, and will do everything to leave a better Bomachoge Chache for future generations. It is therefore a civic duty for each one of us to elect or help elect men and women based of their character content and acumen because we become slaves to the choices we make, or the choices made by those we choose. The choice is clear for Bomachoge Chache. Its a fresh start if you choose Job Nyangenya Bwomanga!
DB Mariaria Bwongeri.

British Parliament passes a bill to allow PM Theresa May start talks to leave the EU.

The British Parliament has passed a bill that will allow Prime Minister Theresa May to start talks to leave the European Union.

The Queen will now sign it into law, clearing the way for May to trigger Article 50, beginning the process by which Britain will give up its EU membership.
May could begin the process as early as Tuesday, but it’s expected to be postponed until the end of the month to avoid a clash with Dutch elections on Wednesday.
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, also threw the timetable into question earlier Monday by saying she’d ask the Scottish Parliament next week to grant her the power to call a new independence referendum — a move Downing Street said would be “divisive.”
The prospect of an independence vote, which could potentially end Scotland’s 310-year-old link to Great Britain, would add further uncertainty as May embarks on formal Brexit talks.

Fatal Red Bird crash Man drunk with 10-year-old in while driving facing charges , police say

A man suspected of driving drunk Sunday with his 10-year-old son in the vehicle caused a crash in Red Bird that killed an 18-year-old, police said. The boy and another man were also injured.

Police said the man, whose name has not yet been released, will be charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.

A Chevrolet Equinox was attempting to turn left at a green light with no protected arrow from the 2400 block of West Camp Wisdom Road onto South Hampton Road about 2:30 p.m. The SUV was struck on the front right side by a Dodge Charger that sped through the intersection, police said.

The SUV went airborne and landed on its roof. The Charger spun around and landed against a rock fence, police said.

The passenger in the Equinox, 18-year-old Patrick Henry, was pronounced dead of a massive head injury. The 25-year-old driver of the Equinox was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center with a dislocated shoulder and cuts, police said.

Witnesses told police the driver of the Charger appeared drunk when he got out of the car. He also started to fight with members of Dallas Fire-Rescue and was placed in handcuffs for the safety of officers, police said.

He was taken to Methodist, and his 10-year-old son was taken to Children’s Medical Center Dallas with a broken arm and possible internal injuries, police said.

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Nyangenya Bw’Omanga hits the ground again

Job has hit the ground again. On arrival at JKIA from DFW, his first was a day well spent in meeting party leader Hon. Raila Odinga, Asp. Senator Prof. Sam Ongeri, Asp Women Rep Janet Ongera and other party officials.
It is clear to all that Job is a bridge builder and a good steward of our voices, something the party officials are receiving well.

“Lets call home and push to sway the tide to our advantage as we approach the home stretch of nominations”. Communication Secretary  Nyangenya Campaign team mr Derrick M.

A good leader has in mind, the well being of everyone, especially those in dire straits. Today at Nyagenke, Job spent time from his campaign trail to mourn with two families before heading to Mesesi where he held consultative meetings with Elders and Chiefs.
He continues to meet with leaders and ordinary mwananchi in trying to forge a partnership that will effect the desired change.

Machoge Chache Must shine