A team of researchers from the U.S. and Mexico has found bone skeletons at the bottom of the Hoyo Negro cave that show that some animals thought to have existed only in South America also existed in Mexico. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their recovery and study of multiple skeletons retrieved from the floor of the Hoyo Negro cave and what they learned from them. Diver collecting Arctotherium cranium. Credit: © Roberto Chavez-Arce Diver collecting Arctotherium cranium. Credit: © Roberto Chavez-Arce Diver with Arctotherium cranium. Credit: © Roberto Chavez-Arce This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Hoyo Negro cave is located on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Back in 2007, researchers discovered that the cave was a treasure trove of bones from ancient animals dating back as far as 30,000 years ago—they also found two human skeletons. Thousands of years ago, the cave was completely dry, and it had an opening at the top through which unsuspecting animals fell 200 feet to their deaths. Since that time, melting glaciers filled part of the cave with water, which served to preserve the bones. Over the past 12 years, researchers have unearthed a host of skeletons. In this new effort, the researchers report on a trove of skeletons they recovered and studied.The researchers report that they found one human skeleton among the bones, which was dated to approximately 12,000 years ago, providing evidence that humans existed during the time of the ground sloths. The other human skeleton found in 2007 dated back to approximately 13,000 years ago, and is one of the oldest human skeletons ever found in the Western hemisphere.Also among the skeletons were the bones of a creature called Protocyon troglodytes, which resembled a wolf, and a short-faced bear. The bear skeleton was notable because it represents a species that is believed to be the largest ever to roam the Earth. The wolf and bear were also notable because both are believed never to have made it out of South America as part of the Great American Biotic Interchange–the time period after a land bridge joined North and South America (approximately 3 million years ago), allowing animals from both sides passage to the other. Diver recovering Arctotherium cranium. Credit: © Roberto Chavez-Arce More information: Blaine W. Schubert et al. Yucatán carnivorans shed light on the Great American Biotic Interchange, Biology Letters (2019). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0148 Diver with Protocyon jaw and vertebra. Credit: © Roberto Chavez-Arce Diver with Arctotherium cranium. Credit: © Roberto Chavez-Arce Journal information: Biology Letters Explore further © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Animal bones found at bottom of Hoyo Negro shed light on the Great American Biotic Interchange (2019, May 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-animal-bones-bottom-hoyo-negro.html Scientists recreate virtual copy of Mexican underwater cave
Kolkata: The preliminary report of the high-power committee headed by Chief Secretary Malay De in connection with the Majerhat bridge caving-in incident will be submitted to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday.The state government had constituted the committee to probe the incident and ascertain the exact reason behind the same. The committee comprising top officials of departments including the state Irrigation department, the state Public Works Department, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department, the Public Health Engineering department and senior police officers held their first meeting on September 7 and its report was scheduled to be submitted within seven days.According to sources, the Chief Secretary is going to submit the preliminary report to the Chief Minister on Friday. It may be mentioned that the final report in this connection that will contain the “detailed” technical explanation leading to the caving-in of the bridge will take some more time to get ready.Three probable reasons have come up as the main cause behind the caving-in of the bridge. The issue of “heavy vibration due to the Metro work that was going on just adjacent to the caved-in portion of the bridge” has come up as a “strong reason.” Though the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) had claimed that “there was no relation with the Metro work and the collapse of the bridge”, a question was raised as to how could the authority come to a conclusion so fast within such a short span of time without any inquiry. It may be mentioned that the vibration issue had also come up in the first meeting of the committee.Besides, the issue related to the vibration caused by the Metro work; the matter of timely repair work of the bridge has also been discussed as a potent reason behind the incident that could also probably get reflected in the preliminary report. Moreover, the matter of heavy load on the upper surface of the bridge has been attributed as another reason as the road was repaired without removing the previously existing tar surface of the bridge.At the same time, the state Public Works Department (PWD) is taking all necessary steps to complete construction of the alternate road at the earliest. There will be a discussion with Railway authorities and the Chief Secretary in connection with setting up of a level-crossing near the railway tracks at Majerhat which is required for the alternate road. The Railway authorities have brought to the notice of the PWD engineers that many goods trains pass through Majerhat and further discussion is needed in connection with construction of the alternate pathway.
Cooch Behar (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday accused the BJP of trying to “distort” the country’s history to create a rift among the masses on religious lines. India’s history and culture do not promote “sectarianism or bigotry”, she asserted while addressing a public programme here. “Those trying to distort our secular history should know that the people of Bengal will neither encourage nor allow divisive politics,” the chief minister said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Banerjee also lashed out at the BJP-led government in Assam and the Centre for leaving out names of 40 lakh people from the ‘complete draft’ of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “In Assam, they (BJP) are trying to drive out 40 lakh people, including Bengalis, by omitting their names from the NRC draft. “There had been reports of suicides by people who found their names missing from the draft. I wonder what will their counterpart (BJP Bengal unit) here will have to say about this” she asked. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Drawing parallels between the NRC exercise and exodus of Bihari migrants from Gujarat, Banerjee said both the BJP-ruled states are trying to divide people on the basis of caste, creed, race and religion. “While they are driving away Bengalis in Assam, they are also ousting Biharis from Gujarat.The Constitution of our country teaches us to treat everybody equally. We cannot differentiate between people on the basis of caste, creed and religion,” she said. The rape of a 14-month-old girl in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district on September 28 and the subsequent arrest of a labourer from Bihar for the crime led to sporadic incidents of violence against Hindi-speaking people in the western state. More than 60,000 Hindi-speaking migrant labourers have fled the state. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo alleged that the BJP had no regard for Gandhian principles. “Let us not forget Mahatma Gandhi’s principles. Gandhiji had observed fast at the Beleghata area of Kolkata to stop religious riots.Let us not allow those who want to change the history of the country, the history of Gandhiji, to succeed,” she appealed to the masses. Talking about distribution of land right documents in Cooch Behar, Banerjee claimed her government was working hard to give beneficiaries their due. Bangladesh and India exchanged 162 “adversely held” enclaves on Aug 1, 2015, at the stroke of midnight, ending one of the world’s most complex border disputes that had lingered on for seven decades. A total of 111 Indian enclaves, spread across 17,160 acres, became a part of Bangladesh territory and similarly, 51 Bangladeshi enclaves, covering 7,110 acres, joined India. All Indian enclaves were located in Cooch Behar. The enclave residents were allowed to either reside at their present location or move to the other country. The chief minister, while chairing an administrative meeting Monday, had asked the district officials to speed up the process of handing over land documents to enclave dwellers. If necessary, an ordinance would be issued to speed up the process, she had said. Slamming the Centre for allegedly spending more on advertisements, less on development programmes, Banerjee said the NDA government should take a cue about running projects and schemes from Bengal. “In Bengal, we have allocated nearly 6,000 crores for various development schemes… Our schemes have been universally acclaimed. You (BJP) should learn from us,” she said.
Common cold is pretty much around in winter, but it can be countered easily. Simple steps such as getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water or a mug of lemon tea with a teaspoon of honey can help you keep cold at bay, suggest experts. Here are some quick tips:Gloomy weather can induce your sugary and stodgy food intake, but try to balance it by including seasonal fruits and green vegetables in the diet. Also, do not overlook the benefits of adding jaggery in your daily meal as it makes your immunity stronger to fight daily health issues during winter. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfVitamin D ingestion is vital in winter to feel energised. Soaking in the sun for half an hour daily can solve your purpose, but those who don’t have time for this can add eggs and fish in their meal to consume their dosage of Vitamin D.To beat winter blues, exercising is really important. It will not only help you stay active, but will also keep a check on your weight gain during winter.It is important to cover up. Go for multiple layers instead of one heavy jacket; synthetic fabrics and wool are better insulators. Take special care of areas like hands and feet, and head and neck.Add some spices to your daily diet. Spices tend to make a person feel warm and also provide strength to the immune system to fight against bacteria. You can add different spices like cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and turmeric in teas.
Kolkata: A woman in Narendrapur in South 24-Parganas died of burn injuries after she allegedly set herself on fire. It is further alleged the woman took the extreme step as her husband and in-laws tortured her for dowry.According to sources, Santoshi Pramanik of Nepalgunge at Bishnupur in South 24-Parganas got married to Uttam Pramanik of Bonhooghly in Narendrapur approximately seven years ago. During their marriage Santoshi’s family reportedly gave the couple several furniture and other valuables as dowry. Approximately after a year, Santoshi gave birth to a baby. Till then, there were no problems between the couple or with the in-laws. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBut, after a few months, Uttam Pramanik and his family members allegedly started demanding money from Santoshi’s family. They use to allegedly taunt Santoshi regarding the things her father gave them during their marriage and claimed the items they received during the dowry were not good. After another a few months Uttam forced her to go to her father to get more money. When she refused, Uttam and his family members allegedly beat her many times. Altercation between them over money had become frequent. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA few years ago, she had told her father about the torture and her father had arranged for some money as well. But, that money did not made Uttam happy. He continued torturing Santoshi to get more money. Santoshi’s sister alleged that on April 23 Uttam reportedly called Santoshi’s father and told that she had set herself on fire. Later, Santoshi was admitted at the M R Bangur Hospital in a critical condition. Sources informed that during her statement to the doctors, Santoshi reportedly told that she tried to commit suicide as she was not able to bear the torture by her husband and in-laws. Late on Saturday night, Santoshi succumbed to her burn injuries at the M R Bangur hospital. Later, Santoshi’s family lodged a complaint against her husband and his mother at the Narendrapur police station claiming that Uttam set her on fire. But as Santoshi’s statement before the doctors were different, a case has been initiated at the Narendrapur police station under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC against the accused persons named in the FIR. None could be traced till Sunday as the accused persons had absconded.
Set three decades back in the bylanes of Kolkata’s Ballygunge, a theatre production by director Atul Satya Koushik explores, along with love, longing and loss, a genre under-done in Hindi drama – that of mystery and suspense. The 85-minute play ‘Ballygunge 1990’ attracts with its lead actor, ‘Crime Patrol’ anchor Annup Sonii, but retains audience engagement with its storyline and execution. Annup describes the Hindi play as the “revenge story” of a relationship where his character abandons a lover for ambition and returns years later after failing. Directed without intervals or even a blackout, the play escalates from a seemingly simple love story, to one of crimes, and ultimately vindication. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHowever, in the Hindi dramatic landscape, one would find plenty of socio-political and mythological themes, but not many thrillers. Koushik himself has debuted in this genre with ‘Ballygunge 1990’, popularly explained as the revenge story of a failed relationship. “Suspense and thriller is not a genre much explored in Indian theatre, especially Hindi theatre. So, I thought of a play which has love in its foreground, undertones of suspense and mystery in the background. The characters are not real, but emotions are real and come from what I see around,” Koushik said. The romantic-thriller play has been produced by the Film and Theatre Society. And, it was staged in the Capital on July 21, 2019.
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We don’t have to preach the cause of the flat-panel monitor anymore. Everybody knows they’re affordable, space-saving and easy on the eyes. The question now is, Which LCD monitor should you buy?The 17 and 19-inch flat panels are practically budget models these days. The real action is happening in the slightly larger 20 and 21-inch screens. They’re still affordable, and they’re not so enormous that they dwarf your desk or make you feel like you’re sitting in the front row at the local cineplex. We rounded up a good selection of 20-inch LCDs suitable for general business use. These models tend to skim in at prices under $400 and, in some cases, under $300.There are certain features you can expect to find in a solid 20-inch business monitor. Look for both digital and analog inputs. That means that you’ll be able to hook up to both older analog equipped desktops as well as newer machines with digital outputs. A three-year warranty is standard. Widescreen designs are incredibly popular right now, mirroring a trend in notebook displays. If you plan on viewing video and wide spreadsheets or tiling multiple windows, this is a nice design feature. Most monitors in this range are VESA-compliant to be wall-mounted if you choose.You will run into a host of technical specs such as contrast ratio, dot pitch, response time and brightness. Technophiles, especially those who frequently work with graphics or multimedia applications, will want to spend some time com-paring and contrasting these. Response time in particular has been getting a lot of attention. Faster generally is better–a 10-millisecond response time should give a better video performance than a 20-ms response time. Both the ViewSonic VG2030wm and the Hewlett-Packard LP2045w boast 5-ms response times. But the best measure is still personal experience. If you have the opportunity to try a monitor before you buy, put it through its paces with a DVD and note whether the video has any digital noise or ghosting. Look for smooth, clean video performance.Extra features can make the difference when you’re shopping for a moni-tor. The $399 (all prices street) Dell UltraSharp 2007WFP, for example, comes with a built-in four-port USB 2.0 hub, picture-in-picture capabilities and the ability to double as an HD-compatible TV. The $329 ViewSonic VG2030wm comes stocked with integrated speakers.When it comes to budget 20-inch LCD monitors, you might have to make some trade-offs to get that ultra-affordable price point. Pivot is usually the first feature to go. If you need to work with spreadsheets and other long documents, then you’ll want to look for pivot capabilities and pay the few extra dollars. General adjustability can make a big difference when it comes to viewing comfort. That includes height adjustment, swivel and tilt. The Westinghouse Digital LCM-20v5 hits a very attractive sub $300 price point with a fast 8-ms response time, but it is somewhat limited in adjustability.It might be tempting to shop for the biggest monitor you can afford, but your best bet may be to invest in two smaller monitors. A dual 20-inch moni-tor setup won’t stress your budget too much, but it will boost your productivity and give you tons of viewing space for multiple programs and windows. There are plenty of different LCD manufacturers to look into. Also check out offerings from Envision, Gateway, LaCie, Lenovo, Planar and Sony. All those options mean you have a variety of 20, 21, and even 22-inch flat-panel monitors to choose from. Just match up your budget to the feature set you desire. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » This story appears in the January 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » January 1, 2007 3 min read
Register Now » Almost six months after the Heartbleed bug was discovered, another security flaw has been uncovered. And the “Bash bug” has the potential to be even more dangerous.The 25-year-old security vulnerability is based in the “Bash shell,” a program that controls the command prompt and is used for many simple tasks on your computer, like opening an application. The “Bash” or “Shellshock” bug affects computers running Unix and Linux devices, as well as hardware running Mac OS X, reports CNET.The bug is triggered when a hacker adds extra code to lines of Bash code, allowing him or her to potentially take control of your device and access your private information. The hack is reportedly low complexity, which could be catastrophic when paired with the wide range of devices in danger. The National Vulnerability Database ranks the bug a 10 out of 10 in terms of severity, so it really can’t get much worse than this.Related: Another Hack: Jimmy John’s Is the Latest Chain to Suffer a Data BreachSince Bash is so widely used in operating systems, a huge volume of devices are likely to be vulnerable to the bug. Especially at risk are “Internet-of-Things” devices, which often use software built from web-enabled bash scripts and are less likely to be patched than a laptop. Without patching something like your home security system or a light bulb that is connected to your network, the bug can allow hackers to access everything behind your firewall.Also at risk are older devices. Since the security flaw has been around for a quarter of a century, there will be many vulnerable devices that likely won’t be patched, putting users’ entire networks at risk.Users have been advised to patch their operating systems ASAP. Keep an eye out for available updates that fix the vulnerability, and download as soon as they are available. Related: 4 Ways to Protect Yourself From the ‘Heartbleed’ Bug Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read September 25, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Samsung just unveiled its newest smartphone, the Galaxy A7, which is its thinnest phone to date.The 6.3mm Galaxy A7 is also thinner than the iPhone 6, which measures 6.9mm, and the device comes with metal edges just like the other phones Samsung has announced in recent months.As a point of comparison, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 measures about 8.1mm, which is almost two full millimeters thicker than the new A7. The Galaxy A7 is a higher-end version of the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 phones Samsung announced in October. The A7 has a larger 5.5-inch screen, making it about the same size as the Galaxy Note 2 and iPhone 6 Plus. It comes with a 13-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel front camera like the Galaxy A5, too.It’ll be available in black, white, and gold when it launches, but Samsung hasn’t specified exactly when it will be released.There’s also no word on how much it will cost, although the company says it will be “competitive.” We’ve been hearing rumors about the Galaxy A7 for months, but Samsung hasn’t confirmed any information about the device until now. It’s the fourth phone in Samsung’s line of A-series smartphones with chamfered metal edges similar to those of the iPhone 5 and 5s.Galaxy A7Image credit: SamsungSamsung first introduced this design element with its Galaxy Alpha in August, but a report from the Korean news source ET News suggests it may discontinue that device in favor of its new Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 phones.There’s a chance the A7 will be released in select markets at first, such as China or South Korea, but we won’t know for sure until Samsung makes more announcements about availability. This story originally appeared on Business Insider January 12, 2015 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
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Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief This is annoying. Apple ships the iPad Pro with a 1-meter USB-C cable, which isn’t nearly as long as power cords for most laptops. You can buy a 2-meter USB-C cable, but it costs an extra $19.Credit: Laptop Mag Thinner and lighter full-screen design Taking a cue from the iPhone XS, the new iPad Pro sports thin bezels and ditches the Home button; instead, you now use gestures to close apps and switch between apps. Touch ID gets replaced by Face ID, which works in both portrait and landscape modes.The 11-inch iPad Pro weighs just 1.03 pounds and measures 0.23 inches thick, compared to 1.08 pounds and 0.24 inches for the previous model. The new 12.9-inch iPad is just as thin and weighs 1.39 pounds, compared to 1.49 pounds for is predecessor. The new iPad Pro’s panel is bright and vivid. For example, the 12.9-inch model hit 484 nits of brightness on our tests, which is more luminous than the Surface Pro 6 and Samsung Galaxy Book 2. This panel’s hues are the most accurate, too, as the iPad Pro registered a Delta-E rating of 0.56 (0 is perfect). The Surface and Galaxy Book turned in worse color accuracy results.Other iPad display highlights include Pro Motion technology, which scales the refresh rate based on the on-screen content, and True Tone, which can dynamically adjust the color temperature of the screen for a more comfy reading experience. From $799.00 Fastest tablet ever USB-C on board (finally) Gorgeous Retina Display Author Bio The redesigned Apple Pencil is pricier than the previous version ($129 vs $99) but it’s better in every way. It magnetically attaches to the iPad, which means it’s much tougher to lose, and it automatically starts charging as soon as it connects with the tablet. The new Apple Pencil also offers handy gestures, such as quickly activating the eraser function with a double tap on the edge of the Pencil. Great audio The new iPad Pro includes a host of upgrades, including a striking full-screen design, a much faster A12X Bionic processor and an improved Apple Pencil. But these tablets are not cheap: The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799, and the 12.9-inch model starts at $999. And that’s before you spring for the new Apple Pencil 2 ($129) and keyboard folio ($179 to $199).Is the new iPad for you? Here’s seven reasons to buy one, and three reasons to skip. New iPad Pro 2018 12.9-Inch Review: Power Beyond BeliefThe new 12.9-inch iPad Pro delivers amazing speed via its A12X Bionic chip in a full-screen design.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/new-ipad-pro-buy-or-skip?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:3003:30Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭 Long battery life The 7-nanometer A12X Bionic chip inside the new iPad Pro is quite efficient. On our web surfing battery test, the tablet lasted a very good 13 hours and 14 minutes. That beats the Surface Pro 6 by nearly 4 hours. The Dell XPS 13 with 4K display lasted under 9 hours, but the 1080p version lasted about 12 hours. Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 endured for 10:41. If you’re going to kick back with the iPad and watch Netflix or stream Spotify, you’ll be happy to know that its four speakers deliver excellent stereo sound. In side-by-side tests against the Surface Pro 6, Apple’s slate offered louder sound with much more robust bass. Plus, Apple packed five mics into this slate, which means you can bark your “Hey, Siri” queries from across the room with ease. Advertisement The A12X Bionic processor in the iPad Pro is hands-down the fastest chip we’ve tested in a mobile device. It even beats Core i7-powered laptops in some tests. For instance, it took the new iPad Pro just under 7 minutes to transcode a 4K video to 1080p, while it took the Dell XPS 13 more than a half hour.The iPad Pro also turned in a much faster Geekbench 4 score than most competing tablets, laptops and 2-in-1s, hitting 17,995. The Surface Pro 6 (Core i5) notched 13,025 and the XPS 13 reached 14,180. Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. Improved Apple Pencil If you’re going to charge $200 extra for a keyboard, it had better be great, and Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio is only OK. The key travel is fine, but the keys don’t have the snappy feel or backlighting that the Surface Pro 6’s keyboard does. Plus, there’s no touchpad on board, and iOS doesn’t support touchpad or mouse input. Just 64GB of storage to start Apple has replaced the infuriatingly proprietary Lightning port on the iPad Pro with USB-C, which means it’s easier to attach all sorts of peripherals. This includes an external monitor (up to 5K), digital cameras and even docking stations. 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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable information by Martin Brinkmann on April 10, 2017 in Tutorials – Last Update: June 23, 2019 – 11 commentsIf you check the list of installed programs on a Windows PC that you have used for some time, you may notice that it has several, often a lot, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installation listings.The PC that I use to write this article for instance has three Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable, eight Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, two Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable, three Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable, and two Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable installations listed on that page.Questions that may come to mind include why there are so many same-year versions installed, and whether you need all of those, or if you can simply keep the most recent version of each year and get rid of all the others.If you like your PC clean and tidy, you may want to remove some of those for instance.Purpose of Visual C++ RedistributableDevelopers who create programs for Windows using Microsoft Visual C++ — previously available as a standalone but now part of Microsoft Visual Studio — may use so-called standard libraries that exist already to add functionality to their programs. This saves time, and is often better than having to reinvent the wheel by creating the functionality from scratch.When these libraries are used, developers may either include what is required to power these functions in their programs, or they may use a Visual C++ Redistributable instead for that.When a developer decides to use redistributables, those do get installed on the user’s PC if not installed already. That’s one benefit of using redistributables, as programs may all use a redistributable that is already installed on the Windows PC.This does not explain however why you may see five, ten or even twenty different versions of the Microsoft Visual c++ Redistributable installed on your Windows machine.You can check the installed versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package on your Windows machine in the following ways:Any version: Use the shortcut Windows-Pause to open the Control Panel. Select Control Panel Home, and on the page that opens Programs and Features.Windows 10: Use Windows-I to open the Settings application. If you use the Creators Update version or newer, select Apps > Apps & Features, and scroll down until you find the packages listed. If you use an older version of Windows 10, select System, and find the application listings there.Why so many?Windows may ship with some Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installations already, but most are installed when you install programs that require them on the system.There are a couple of reasons why you see this many of them installed on your computer:32-bit and 64-bit versions are made available. While 32-bit Windows users will only see 32-bit versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable version, you may see both installed on 64-bit versions of the operating system.Multiple builds may exist for any main version of Visual C++. Eleven different versions of Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable exist for instance, and they may all be installed next to each other.The main reason why you may see so many versions of the same year listed on your PC is that Microsoft never released a unified redistributable for a given year.If a developer uses a particular version of a standard library, the matching redistributable version needs to be installed on the system to ensure that the program runs on the Windows PC.While it may also run if a newer version is installed, this is not always the case and may result in error messages on load, and the termination of the program.This means that you should not remove the different builds of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable from your machine if a program that relies on it is still installed on the system.In worst case, you end up with one redistributable installation for any program that requires them on your computer.Universal C RuntimeMicrosoft changed the system with the release of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable, and consequently also with the 2017 and 2019 releases.These use a universal runtime so that only one (the latest one) needs to be installed instead of all of them.You can check out additional information on the Universal C Runtime here.Things to tryNote: before you start, consider creating a backup of the system so that you can restore the system if you run into issues removing installed redistributables from the operating system. The worst that can happen however is that programs refuse to run.Programs that you remove from your system won’t remove the redistributable, even if it was installed during program installation. The reason for this behavior is that other programs may rely on the redistributable as well.Removing these installations comes down to trial and error, as there is no easy way of linking programs to redistributable versions.One option that you have is to compare installation dates of the redistributable installations with program installations. If you find matching dates, you can assume that those are linked, and that the redistributable is still needed.If you don’t find matching dates, you cannot conclude however that the redistributable is no longer needed, as programs that you installed afterwards may require it as well.You could try and remove the oldest versions of each year first, and see how that goes. It may take a lot of testing to get it right though, and may not be worth it if you consider that all redistributable installations combined use a couple of hundred Megabytes tops when installed.It may be better to keep all versions installed just to be on the safe side of things, and avoid any issues with programs refusing to start after the removal.Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages downloadsYou may use the following links to download the most recent versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages. The downloads include 32-bit and 64-bit versions if supported.Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (Installer)Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (Web Installer) Visual Studio 2010 SP1Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Installer)TL;DRVisual C++ Redistributable files get installed when you install a program that requires them, when you install or update Windows, or when you install them directly.They are used by programmers who use standard libraries in Visual Studio.Programs require specific versions, and may not run when these versions are removed (if older or newer versions of the same year are still available).Now You: How do you deal with Visual C++ Redistributable installations?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft Visual C++ Redistributable informationDescriptionThe tutorial provides you with information on Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages that are installed on your Windows machine.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Your HP device might have a keylogger installed by Martin Brinkmann on May 11, 2017 in Security – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 10 commentsFresh from Switzerland comes a report from security firm modzero AG about a keylogger in audio drivers of certain HP devices.The keylogger is built-into the driver, records all keystrokes made by users of the system, and saves them all to a logfile MicTray.log in the C:\Users\Public\ of the computer system. Note that the log file is written to the Public folder, and not the user specific folder.The report raises several questions. First, why a keylogger is in the audio driver, and second, how to make sure it is not running on your HP devices.The second question is more pressing than the first. So, lets start with it and address the first question afterwards.DetectionFirst thing you need to know is that only HP devices appear to be affected by this. The company lists HP EliteBook, HP ProBook, HP Elite, and HP ZBook models on its website, and the operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 10. You can consult the full list of affected devices here.Modzero suggests that users check whether the files C:\Windows\System32\MicTray64.exe and C:\Windows\System32\MicTray.exe exist, and if they do, delete or rename the executable files to stop the keylogger.Additionally, users need to check for the existence of the C:\Users\Public\MicTray.log file, and if it exists, delete it. Since all keystrokes are logged to the text file, it may contain sensitive information such as authentication data, credit card numbers, and personal chat messages or emails. Please note however that the file is overwritten after each login.While that is better than if it would not be overwritten, backups, file history, or other services that create copies of the file may have saved previous versions of it. If you run these, make sure you delete the information from those as well to avoid potential leaks.In short:Check if C:\Windows\System32\MicTray64.exe exists. If it does, delete the file, or rename it.Check if C:\Windows\System32\MicTray.exe exists. If it does, delete the file, or rename it.Check if C:\Users\Public\MicTray.log exists. If it does, delete the file.Some background informationThe executable file MicTray (in its 64-bit and/or 32-bit variant) is installed with the Conexant audio driver. The program is scheduled to run right after user login, and starts to capture keystrokes as soon as it runs.Its main function is to provide functionality between key presses on the device, and certain audio driver features such as muting the microphone.Modzero reveals the following about the keylogging component:Monitoring of keystrokes is added by implementing a low-level keyboard input hook function that is installed by calling SetwindowsHookEx().You probably wonder why the keylogger was added to the driver in first place. Modzero has an answer for that as well.Actually, the purpose of the software is to recognize whether a special key has been pressed or released. Instead, however, the developer has introduced a number of diagnostic and debugging features to ensure that all keystrokes are either broadcasted through a debugging interface or written to a log file in a public directory on the hard-drive.Users who operate affected devices need to make sure that the software is not updated. If it is updated, new versions of the keylogging program will be installed on the system, and the logging begins anew.Closing WordsIt is difficult to justify the integration of a keylogger in software, and even harder to understand why the driver passed Microsoft’s quality controls as Woody points out over on InfoWorld.SummaryArticle NameYour HP device might have a keylogger installedDescriptionFresh from Switzerland comes a report from security firm modzero AG about a keylogger in audio drivers of certain HP devices.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
DMCA removes domain from popular adblocking list by Martin Brinkmann on August 13, 2017 in Internet – 82 commentsEasylist is a popular adblocking list that is used by browser extensions to block advertisement on websites visited in the browser.As the name suggests already, EasyList is just a list of domain names that websites are blocked from making connections to. So, instead of contacting an ad server to download an ad from it, the connection is blocked.EasyList is hosted on GitHub, and as such all of the lists that are maintained by the project are accessible by anyone.A recent commit to the list saw the removal of a domain from it. The reason given was “removed due to DMCA takedown request”, and the line in question that was removed was ||functionalclam.com^$third-party.The commit did not reveal more information, but a blog post on Adguard shed some light on the issue. According to the article there, the domain was added 25 days ago to Easylist.The domain in question belongs to a startup called Admiral. Admiral offers anti-adblocking solutions that include analytics and revenue recovery services.The DMCA notice states that “The code in question attempts to circumvent copyright access controls to copyrighted content on the site” (that is functionalclam.com).The notice is therefore about circumvention of a publisher’s paywall, and not about the use of the domain name in the list as some sites reported.Admiral published a blog post that explains the company’s reasoning. It comes down to the following points:The domain in question is not an ad server.The domain is used by Admiral to prevent the circumvention of paywalls.The company believes that circumvention is not the primary mission of adblockers, and that it is not an “ok” thing to do.Admiral asked the list maintainers to remove the content when it was added.The EasyList maintainers complied with the request as it feared that failure to do so would put “the Easylist repo in jeopardy”. They appear to agree with the removal of the filter from the list, as they state.If it is a Circumvention/Adblock-Warning adhost, it should be removed from Easylist even without the need for a DMCA request.The response was overwhelmingly against the removal of the domain from the list. Other lists have added Admiral domains, and a user created a browser extension called BarbBlock that blocks domains that were removed from adblocking lists based on DMCA notices.A good read on the topic of adblockers potentially violating DMCA can be found here.Now You: What’s your take on this?SummaryArticle NameDMCA removes domain from popular adblocking listDescriptionA recent commit to the list saw the removal of a domain from it. The reason given was “removed due to DMCA takedown request”.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Vivaldi 2.6 will block abusive advertisement by default by Martin Brinkmann on May 20, 2019 in Internet – 13 commentsVivaldi Technologies is working hard on getting Vivaldi 2.6 out to the browser’s stable channel. The most recent Vivaldi 2.6 snapshot introduces several new features in the browser including one that will block abusive advertisement practices by default.Vivaldi, which is based on Chromium, uses the same blocklist that Google uses for its Chrome web browser.Google started to integrate ad-blocking functionality in Chrome for Android in mid-July 2017 and introduced the functionality in desktop versions of the browser in February 2018.Most ad-blockers make no distinction between different types of advertisement or how it is served. There are some solutions that allow some ads to pass through, AdBlock Plus being the prime example with its acceptable ads initiative, and Google’s implementation follows a similar methodology. Instead of blocking all ads, Google, an advertising company first and foremost, blocks only some ads in Chrome based on certain criteria.On desktop for example, popup ads or auto-playing video ads get blocked, and so is content or advertisement that Google considers abusive.Vivaldi 2.6 and abusive experience protectionsVivaldi 2.6 will block advertisement that is considered abusive. The browser uses Google’s blocklist to make the determination. Google lists the following experiences as abusive at the time of writing:Fake Messages, e.g. warnings or system dialogs.Unexpected click areas, e.g. non-visible page elements.Misleading site behavior, e.g. ads that use play buttons or next arrows.Browser history manipulation, e.g. when sites inject content into the history.Social engineering, e.g. ads that try to steal personal information or try to trick users.Auto redirect, e.g. sites that redirect users without action from the user.Mouse pointer, e.g. content that resembles a clicking mouse pointer to get users to interact with it.Malware or unwanted software, sites that host, promote, or link to malware or unwanted software.Vivaldi’s developers could not just use Google’s implementation because the blocklist that Chrome uses was not provided to the developers in the same way that Chrome uses it. The Vivaldi developers maintain a copy of the blocklist on the Vivaldi servers, and it is that copy that the browser uses to block abusive advertisement experiences.Vivaldi Technologies has no control over the list, however. It is created and maintained by Google. Vivaldi users may disable the new feature in the following way once Vivaldi 2.6 lands:Select Vivaldi Menu > Tools > Settings, or use Alt-P to open the Preferences using the shortcut.Switch to the Privacy section.Remove the checkmark from Block ads on abusive violating sites. This turns the functionality off in the Vivaldi browser.You can download the Vivaldi 2.6 snapshot directly from the Vivaldi website for all supported versions of the web browser.Closing WordsVivaldi protecting users against abusive experiences is a welcome addition. Users who don’t want to be exposed to any ads can still use ad-blockers to block these.Now You: What is your take on the development?SummaryArticle NameVivaldi 2.6 will block abusive advertisement by defaultDescriptionThe upcoming Vivaldi 2.6 web browser will block abusive advertisement practices by default using Google’s abusive experiences blocklist.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
The Pope has been bizarrely quoted as saying ‘hell does not exist.’ GAYSTARNEWS- But, it’s only sinful in the religions eyes to act upon same-sex urges. Gay sex is therefore ‘contrary to the natural law’ and a moral disorder. But, simply being LGBTI, is not a sin.Moreover, the alleged comments all come on an important weekend for the church, celebrating the Easter festival this weekend.Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, as described in the New Testament, three days after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary.Speaking to Gay Star News, Reverend Steve Chalke of the LGBTI friendly religious group Oasis says:‘The reality is that Jesus didn’t talk much about the afterlife. He spent his time trying to bring the principles of heaven – like love and justice – to earth.‘For what it’s worth, I don’t believe in a literal Hell. However, I do believe that when some Christians tell LGBT people that they are inherently sinful, or encourage them to oppress their sexuality or gender identity, they make their lives a living Hell.’Read More from Gay Star News:The secret history of gay saints the Catholic Church doesn’t want you to read Pope quoted as saying ‘hell doesn’t exist’ | Photo: CockyBoys/GSN If quoted correctly, the huge theological shift would go against hundreds of years of teaching from the Catholic Church.However the Vatican has now said the comments, quoted in an Italian newspaper, were a ‘reconstruction’ of what the Pope actually believes.They come from an article by co-founder and former editor of La Repubblica Eugenio Scalfari. He is well known being an atheist but has had several telephone conversations and face-to-face meetings with the Pope.The Vatican confirmed Pope Francis did invite Scalfari to his residence March 27.During their conversation, the 93-year-old Scalfari says the Pope said that while souls of repentant sinners ‘receive the forgiveness of God and go among the line of souls who contemplate him – the souls of those who are unrepentant and thus cannot be forgiven, disappear,’ La Repubblica reports.Going on to say:‘Hell does not exist, the disappearance of sinful souls exists.’But, The Vatican says that this ‘private meeting’ was not an interview, and therefore cannot be considered a ‘faithful transcription’:‘The quotes in this article are the result of his reconstruction. The literal words of the Pope are not quotes. And therefore, are not a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.’What does Catholic teaching say about hell?Catholic teaching says that after you die:‘The souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell.’ Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Some saints were ‘probably gay,’ says Vatican’s PR consultant Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Pope ‘tells Italian bishops to reject gay applicants to the priesthood’Pope rejects same-sex families and compares abortion to holocaustPope recognises LGBT for first time, but is it repentance?Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gays-cant-burn-hell-doesnt-exist-says-pope/
Dave Frenkel/TwitterRussian police round up LGBTI protestors GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Gay kissing in public will be reported to police at the Russia World Cup, a homophobic group has warned.The international soccer competition will kick off across 11 Russian cities next week, and LGBTI rights groups are very concerned.A gay insider at the Russia Football Union has revealed to Gay Star News higher ups ‘don’t care whatsoever’ about LGBTI fans being assaulted, fined or imprisoned. He has told us that any attacks on the LGBTI community will be ‘covered up’ by claiming they are being fined for ‘hooliganism’. The full interview will be published next week.But ultra-conservative groups have been less than subtle about their plans to tackle the influx of foreign visitors.‘If two men are kissing each other at the World Cup, we will tip off the police, drawing their attention to it and the rest is a police matter,’ Oleg Barannikov, a head coordinator of the Cossack volunteers with the police told Radio Free Europe-affiliate Current Time.‘To us, values mean the (Christian) Orthodox faith and the family come first.’It is likely the Cossacks will report the men on breaking the ‘gay propaganda’ law.Russia’s Football Union has said it will not ban World Cup visitors from showing Pride flags.Alexei Smertin, an ex-football player who is now the union’s anti-racism inspector, said people would not be fined for ‘expressing their feelings’.But a group of Russian thugs have also threatened to kill gay football fans who come to the World Cup. LGBTI activist Peter Tatchell detained in Russia at World CupRussian thugs threaten to kill gay football fans who come to World CupRussia will get a LGBT Pride House for the 2018 World CupRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-kissing-in-public-will-be-reported-to-police-at-russia-world-cup/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Pride in Football – an alliance of LGBTI football fan groups – has had to report death threats to police.Emails have been sent to the group warning them LGBTI people will be ‘hunted down and stabbed’.Joe White, Pride in Football’s campaign leader, said the threats were being taken seriously.‘We’ve had people say that if they find us they’ll stab us, so it’s been a mixture but they’re being dealt with seriously and those investigations are still ongoing,’ he said.UK warns fans going to Russia fans to not be ‘publicly gay’This month the Football Supporters’ Federation issued a guide advising LGBT fans not to publicly display their sexuality.This means LGBTI people will not be able to hold hands or kiss in public.Officials have suggested the ‘gay propaganda’ ban, enacted in 2013, will not be in effect during the World Cup.However, Vitaly Milonov – the author of the law – has said the government cannot decide on a whim to suspend legislation.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .
Season 15 will see Dr Nico Kim take up residency at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, with actor Alex Landi taking the role. ABC, who produce the show, confirmed the casting to TV Line, but refused to say how long the character will be on the series.The character will be joining the roster of LGBTI characters. The most famous characters are Callie Torres, who was bisexual, and Arizona Robbins, who identified as a lesbian. Sara Ramirez and Jessica Capshaw played the characters before leaving.But there’s been very little gay male representation. Luckily, Alex Landi is here to fill the void and, upon hearing the news, we thirstily dived through his Instagram. Grey’s Anatomy are introducing their first gay male surgeon into the next series of the show and they’ve made quite the choice. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The star himself took to Instagram to give his thanks for being cast in the role. He shared the TV Line article and commented: ‘Very grateful. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Watch me take on the role of Dr. Nico Kim for the season 15 premiere on Sept 27th 8pm on ABC.’ Alex on holiday | Photo: Alex Landi, Instagram Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The ultimate guide to the most significant bisexual+ TV charactersThis Trump supporter criticizes the new lesbian Batwoman and Twitter is not having itNew Tales of the City show posts open casting callRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/alex-landi-first-gay-greys-anatomy/ The Grey’s Anatomy gig is Alex’s first big role. According to his IMDB, the actor appeared in an episode of late-coming-of-age comedy Childlike. He’s also set to appear in short film Broken Land. The star started out his acting career by training at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He then traveled to Asia to train with renowned martial arts teams. More from Gay Star News: Garrett Clayton’s hottest holiday pics with his long-term boyfriendRicky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef are topless on vacation and we’re jealousHow Russell Tovey took pet pooch Rocky for walkies around the world, in 17 cute picsGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS-
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UP NEXT:This Morning: The coastguards sacked for using common senseThis Morning: The coastguards sacked for using common senseUP NEXT: Click for Sound Watch again Click to playTap to play The stretch of road affected by the accident (Image: Inrix) Traffic data company INRIX reported congestion as far back as Sideway roundabout. A Highways England spokesman said: “Recovery is complete, and all lanes have now reopened on the A500 northbound between the A527 and the A34 near Stoke-on-Trent. Delays in the area have now cleared.” Traffic England reported 40 minute delays against traffic – with disruption continuing for several hours. One lane was also closed on the A500 northbound due to a second, separate, accident between A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange) and the A50 (Sideway Roundabout). This second accident that took place involved a car and a lorry, according to traffic data company INRIX. Read MoreDog owners warned about lungworm after new cases in North Staffordshire Video will play in The video will start in 1Cancel Play now Share this video Watch Next We pay for stories! Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.orgThere were severe delays on the A500 following a four vehicle accident this afternoon The A500 D Road Northbound was closed due to the accident between A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank) and A34 Newcastle Road / Peacock Hay Road (Talke Roundabout). Both lanes were shut, with one lane reopening after a while – now both lanes are confirmed to have reopened. West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed they are treating ‘multiple patients’ at the scene after being called to an accident involving two cars, a minibus and a lorry. A spokesman said: “We were called at 4.28pm to the A500 to reports of a collision involving two cars, a minibus and a lorry. “Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended and we treated multiple patients.” None of the injuries are believed to be serious. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman asked motorists to avoid the area while the incident was ongoing. She said: “Crews from Newcastle are at a collision on A500NB between Wolstanton and Talke with colleagues from Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Serivce. “Avoid area if possible.” Video Loading Video Unavailable Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.20:30Comment from Highways England20:19All lanes reopenedAll lanes have now reopened.18:38Broken down vehicle adding to delays on A500A500 D Road Southbound partially blocked due to two broken down vehicle near A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange). Traffic is coping well.18:13Accidents on A500 having knock-on effect on A53Queueing traffic on A53 Etruria Road in both directions near A500 D Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout).Traffic not helped by two accidents that have happened on the A500 D Road.18:09One lane open but traffic moving slowlyA Highways England spokesman said:1 lane (of 2) remains closed on the A500 northbound between the A527 and the A34 near Stoke-on-Trent following a collision. Police remain on scene, and our Area Team are en-route to assist. There are delays of 40 minutes on approach so allow extra time. “18:01No serious injuriesNone of the injuries are believed to be serious.17:43Second accident on the A500We are now getting reports of a second accident on the A500. One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic due to the accident on theA500 D Road Northbound between A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange) and A50 (Sideway Roundabout).A car and a lorry are involved, according to traffic data companty INRIX.17:42What we know so farEmergency services were called to the A500 northbound between the A34 and A527 shortly before 4.30pmTwo cars, a minibus and a lorry are involvedParamedics have been dealing with ‘multiple’ patients, although it is unclear how seriously any of them have been injuredLong delays are building17:35Comment from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:There is a multi-vehicle collision on the A500 northbound between the a527 and the a34 near Stoke-on-Trent.Police are on scene and traffic is passing slowly. There are delays of over half an hour on approach at this time. “17:30Disruption could continue for hoursTraffic England currently expect travel conditions to return to normal just after 7pm.17:23A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:We were called at 4.28pm to the A500 to reports of a collision involving two cars, a minibus and a lorry. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer are in attendance and we’re treating multiple patients at the moment.”17:19Firefighters at sceneA Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said:“Crews from Newcastle are at a collision on A500NB between Wolstanton and Talke with colleagues from Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Serivce.“Avoid area if possible.”17:16Accident involves four vehiclesThe accident involves a two cars, a minibus and a lorry. Earlier reports suggested a car and three lorries.17:14Ambulance service dealing with multiple patientsWest Midlands Ambulance Service confirm they are dealing with ‘multiple patients’ following the accident.17:14The affected stretch of road (Image: Inrix)