When most people think of Dubai, they picture towering skyscrapers, fancy cars and giant shopping malls – but the stunning natural landscape of the United Arab Emirates is not to be ignored. From Arabian oryx in the wild to countless species of birds, there are plenty of wildlife experiences to enjoy. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary This wetland reserve is mere minutes from the city. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as the Cape of the Creek and features salt flats, mangroves and lagoons that are home to an abundance of birdlife. The sanctuary is the UAE’s first wetland of international importance, under the Ramsar Convention, and is a protected area monitored by the Dubai Municipality. That doesn’t mean guests can’t visit this beautiful site, though. There are all manner of fauna and flora – from flamingos to foxes and fringe-toed lizards – to be seen in their natural habitat and guests can learn more about the organisation’s … [Read more...] about Dubai’s best wildlife experiences
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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on November 20 approved a proposal to reduce the time taken to complete a rights issue to nearly T+31 days from the existing period of T+55 to 58 days.The markets regulator has also introduced dematerialised rights entitlements (RE) and trading of REs on stock exchanges."Shareholders holding shares in physical form will be required to provide details of demat account for credit of REs," SEBI said in a release after the conclusion of its board meeting.Close ASBA facility has also been made mandatory for all investors applying for rights issue, it added. related news Essel Group to sell up to 16.5% stake in Zee Entertainment to financial investors: Report Chhattisgarh govt assures NMDC of extension lease Also Read | SEBI may revamp norms to cut rights issue process time to 31 days at next board meetA rights issue process through the fast track route under the existing framework, typically takes about 55 to 58 … [Read more...] about SEBI revamps rights issue process, cuts timeline to 31 days
Each year, food companies and supermarkets donate millions of meals to hunger relief nonprofits like the Greater Boston Food Bank, a massive warehouse with two-story-tall refrigerators. Around the country, a sophisticated network of food banks and pantries helps feed people every day. But despite the billions invested in the system, it’s designed to mitigate hunger, not fix the underlying problems that cause it: millions of people in the country still rely on donated food—even if they have full-time work. advertisement advertisement “We have the most-efficient emergency food system, and we have historically low unemployment,” says Noreen Springstead, the executive director of the nonprofit WhyHunger. “And still 40 million Americans are hungry.” Hunger is less a problem of food scarcity than of poverty, she argues. And that means that the country’s system of hunger relief, and the philanthropy supporting it, needs to continue to … [Read more...] about Can food banks put an end to hunger if their biggest donors are the cause of the hunger?
Facepalm: Just as the holiday shopping season is beginning to kick into gear, fashion retail giant Macy's has disclosed its wallet and shopping cart pages of the company's website have been compromised by hackers. Although it was tightlipped with details, sources say it was a MageCart-style attack. On Tuesday, fashion retailing giant Macy’s has issued an advisory to customers that its website servers have been breached by hackers. The attack was initiated on October 7, and the company was notified about it on October 15. Macy's claims the attackers allegedly inserted an obfuscated script into the Checkout and My Wallet pages of the company's shopping website and skimmed data as it was submitted. “On October 15, 2019, we were alerted to a suspicious connection between macys.com and another website. Our security teams immediately began an investigation. Based on our investigation, we believe that on October 7, 2019, an unauthorized third party added unauthorized computer … [Read more...] about Macy’s suffers credit card data breach for the second year in a row
In brief: Security researchers report that a skimming campaign that started in April and was discovered in May might be more widespread than initially thought. As many as 17,000 websites may have had credit card skimmers injected into their payment screens. On May 14, security firm RiskIQ discovered seven third-party web suppliers that had had their payment scripts injected with skimmer code. Since these providers supply vending scripts to other companies, thousands of websites might have been compromised. However, after monitoring the situation, researchers found that the scope of the attacks was much broader than initially reported. The credit card skimming group Magecart is allegedly behind the injection campaign. You may recall Magecart as the group responsible for breaches spanning over the last several months into various companies including British Airways, Newegg, Quest Diagnostics, and others. The hackers have reportedly automated their methods, which continually scan for … [Read more...] about Magecart uses ‘Shotgun Approach’ to breach more than 17,000 websites