Photo site – Web A Photo http://web-a-photo.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 22:50:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://web-a-photo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T173451.957.png Photo site – Web A Photo http://web-a-photo.com/ 32 32 Community unites to celebrate Martha and Artemis Joukowsky, Brown’s “longtime ambassadors” https://web-a-photo.com/community-unites-to-celebrate-martha-and-artemis-joukowsky-browns-longtime-ambassadors/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:37:03 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/community-unites-to-celebrate-martha-and-artemis-joukowsky-browns-longtime-ambassadors/ Paxson said the Joukowskys’ story began more than 65 years ago, when the two met in College Hill. A 1958 graduate who attended Pembroke College, where women studied at Brown until 1971, Martha Joukowsky became a prominent Near Eastern scholar, conducting fieldwork in Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, Turkey and Jordan, while Artemis pursued a career […]]]>

Paxson said the Joukowskys’ story began more than 65 years ago, when the two met in College Hill. A 1958 graduate who attended Pembroke College, where women studied at Brown until 1971, Martha Joukowsky became a prominent Near Eastern scholar, conducting fieldwork in Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, Turkey and Jordan, while Artemis pursued a career in international business. When the couple returned to Providence in the mid-1980s, Martha taught Brown as a teacher for more than 20 years until her retirement in 2002. His extraordinary reputation as an archaeologist, and in particular his groundbreaking discoveries at Petra, led dozens of aspiring female archaeologists to come to Brown to work alongside her.

“Martha [was] the archaeologist I’ve always wanted to be since I was 6 years old,” Jarrett A. Lobell, a graduating class of 1992 and current editor of Archeology magazine, shared at Friday’s event. “In college, classics and archeology seemed like a lot of men to me, [yet] Martha was president of the Archaeological Institute of America. I didn’t know I would be working there…just like Martha. We are not the women we are without the women in our lives.

In the stories about Martha Joukowsky shared by Brown executives and alumni, common themes emerged. They recalled the archaeologist’s penchant for greeting everyone with three kisses on the cheek. They remembered the sandboxes that Joukowsky had set up to teach the basics of fieldwork inside the former Center for Archeology and Old World Art on Waterman Street. They shared vivid memories of the first time Joukowsky invited them to lunch at her home on Power Street, the nights they spent in her spare bedroom when they found themselves without heat or lodging, the hours spent leaning on slides in his basement. They wiped away tears as they remembered the teacher’s unfailing generosity.

“I had the key to his house, and I wasn’t the only one,” recalls Eleanor Power, a graduate of the class of 2007, now assistant professor of methodology at the London School of Economics. “This basement was open to everyone. Martha gave us this refuge that was [both] physical and emotional. She trusted us, expected us to rise to the occasion…and we did.

Prior to the panel, Paxson shared that in honor of the generous spirit of the Joukowskys, Brown would establish an Artemis AW and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Memorial Fieldwork Fund to provide additional support to students participating in fieldwork. field and practical archeology around the world. She expressed the hope that the fund would enable future generations of archaeologists to lead useful and reputable lives, just as the Joukowskys had.

“Without Arte and Martha,” Paxson said, “Brown wouldn’t be where he is today. I truly believe that’s true.

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The status of Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment construction site today — Stock Photo https://web-a-photo.com/the-status-of-jeffrey-dahmers-apartment-construction-site-today-stock-photo/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 23:29:57 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/the-status-of-jeffrey-dahmers-apartment-construction-site-today-stock-photo/ by Netflix DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story fell on the streamer at the end of September. After watching the 10 true crime episodes, viewers want to know more about Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment building. It is true that the Oxford Apartments no longer exist in Milwaukee, but what is there today? Jeffrey Dahmer’s Building […]]]>

by Netflix DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story fell on the streamer at the end of September. After watching the 10 true crime episodes, viewers want to know more about Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment building. It is true that the Oxford Apartments no longer exist in Milwaukee, but what is there today?

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Building – The Oxford Apartments

On May 14, 1990, Jeffrey Dahmer moved from his grandmother’s house to the Oxford Apartments at 924 North 25th Street, Apartment 213, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As it is dramatized in DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storyhe murdered twelve victims there until his ultimate capture on July 22, 1991.

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Oil protesters sentenced for disrupting Grays oil site https://web-a-photo.com/oil-protesters-sentenced-for-disrupting-grays-oil-site/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:23:57 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/oil-protesters-sentenced-for-disrupting-grays-oil-site/ Fifteen people involved in disturbances at a fuel site in South Essex have been convicted for their roles. The group were charged following Essex Police’s response to an incident in London Road, Grays, on April 11. Officers arrived and found a number of people who had entered Exolum Station and climbed a number of structures. […]]]>

Fifteen people involved in disturbances at a fuel site in South Essex have been convicted for their roles.

The group were charged following Essex Police’s response to an incident in London Road, Grays, on April 11.

Officers arrived and found a number of people who had entered Exolum Station and climbed a number of structures.

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Despite being asked to leave, police say none of those involved did so and locked themselves on the structures, “putting themselves and those who would be deployed to secure their release at risk”.

Thanks to specialized agents, all were evacuated safely and then arrested.

The group was charged with aggravated trespass.

Twelve of the band members denied the charge at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on May 24 and were tried in the same court this week.

Today (September 22) they were found guilty of the offense and sentenced by District Judge Williams.

The band were sentenced to 12 months’ parole, a £300 fine and a £22 surcharge.

Conditional release means they can face further action if they commit another offense within a year.

The condemned are:

• Stephanie Aylett, 28, homeless

• Louis Hawkins, 22, homeless

• Hannah Hunt, 23, no fixed address

• Eben Lazarus, 22, homeless

• Cressida Gethin, 20, from Dorstone, Hereford

• Peter Bailey, 67, of Willow Lane, Lancaster

• Rosalind Bird, 38, of Stanley Chase, Bristol

• Nathan McGovern, 22, Arcadian Gardens, Haringey

• Mitchell White, 22, of Highbrook Close, Brighton

• John Sasak, 32, of Bucklawren Road, Looe, Cornwall

• Rosa Sharkey, 22, of Chase Avenue, Enfield

• James Skeet, 34, of Drayton Street, Manchester

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Louis McKechnie, 21, of Clearmount Road, Weymouth, and Matthew Powell, 21, of Lower British Road, Bath, had previously admitted the charge. They received the same sentence.

Benjamin Mitchell, 21, of Buckingham Street, Brighton, also admitted the charge and was given an eight-month parole and an extra £22.

Chief Superintendent Simon Anslow said: “Those involved in this incident not only put their own lives at risk, but also the lives of those who then had to work hard to eliminate them.

“We know that those involved in this incident believe they were carrying out an act of protest. As a force, we are in no way anti-protest and we will always seek to allow peaceful protests to take place where they can. be received safely.

“But when dangerous disturbances occur, we have no choice but to act and seek permission to charge those involved in the prosecution.

“On this occasion, given the danger posed by the actions of those involved, we acted quickly to ensure the safety of everyone in the area and to ensure that disruption was kept to an absolute minimum.”

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PG&E says Tesla battery was the cause of the fire at the energy storage site https://web-a-photo.com/pge-says-tesla-battery-was-the-cause-of-the-fire-at-the-energy-storage-site/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:28:53 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/pge-says-tesla-battery-was-the-cause-of-the-fire-at-the-energy-storage-site/ In the early hours of Monday, a Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at a key energy storage facility in California, the state’s largest utility said in a statement to TechCrunch. According to PG&E, the utility “became aware of a fire in a Tesla Megapack at its Elkhorn Battery Storage Facility” around 1:30 a.m. in Moss […]]]>

In the early hours of Monday, a Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at a key energy storage facility in California, the state’s largest utility said in a statement to TechCrunch.

According to PG&E, the utility “became aware of a fire in a Tesla Megapack at its Elkhorn Battery Storage Facility” around 1:30 a.m. in Moss Landing, located about 25 miles south of Santa Cruz, TN. Monterey County. The site houses a facility that houses 256 megapacks and is capable of storing up to 730 megawatt hours of energy… when not on fire. Such facilities underpin the crucial transition to renewable energy by storing clean energy for use when the sun is not shining.

At the time of this article’s publication, the facility was disconnected from the grid as firefighters worked to “stop the spread of the fire and provide a safe area for emergency response personnel.” Fire close a section of Highway 1 and triggered a shelter-in-place notice from the county sheriff’s office. The office warned nearby residents of an “ongoing hazmat incident” around 9:00 a.m., saying, “Please close your windows and turn off your ventilation systems.”

PG&E said in the statement that its safety systems “were working as intended when the issue was detected” and that there were no injuries at the scene. The utility added that the incident has not resulted in “power outages for customers at this time”.

Asked about the extent of the blaze, a utility spokesperson declined to share additional information.

Although not related to Tesla, lithium batteries at Moss Landing storage sites have caught fire several times in recent years. And last year, a Tesla Megapack caught fire in Geelong, Australia, during initial testing at the Victorian Big Battery storage site.

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At Christmas, he gave me a picture he had kept in his sock drawer for 30 years | Relationships https://web-a-photo.com/at-christmas-he-gave-me-a-picture-he-had-kept-in-his-sock-drawer-for-30-years-relationships/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/at-christmas-he-gave-me-a-picture-he-had-kept-in-his-sock-drawer-for-30-years-relationships/ I was in high school when my mother decided I was old enough to accompany her to the Christmas party at Artransa Film Studios where she worked as a film and television director. (Mom was a widow.) I remember what I wore and would do again today, even though I’ve gone beyond one-shoulder dresses: simple, […]]]>

I was in high school when my mother decided I was old enough to accompany her to the Christmas party at Artransa Film Studios where she worked as a film and television director. (Mom was a widow.)

I remember what I wore and would do again today, even though I’ve gone beyond one-shoulder dresses: simple, soft fabric, understated stripes of purple, dusky pink, and pale apple green.

I knew a lot of the studio staff. But I became aware of a group pushing a handsome young man who finally asked me to dance.

So it was Boris Janjic, the cinematographer Mom had mentioned. He didn’t say much, worried about his weak Croatian accent. But we danced and I think I flirted.

Unbeknownst to us, the studio photographer took a picture.

Over the next few decades Mom would mention Boris to me, he had moved to another studio, he was married. He had children.

Me too.

Eventually I got divorced and moved back to Australia. In Sydney I worked as a TV presenter and in my late thirties realized that my childhood dream of writing novels was not coming true. I quit my job and moved to a “backwater” a friend told me about called Byron Bay. (Now overrun with movie stars, wannabes and influencers.)

Those were great years. I had little money, I rented a small cabin from a once famous footballer and his wife who ran the local pub. I lived alone with my dog ​​Sheila and I finished my first novel.

It got published, sold well, and I was away.

Looking back, I had the perfect seclusion on the rustic beach, other than when my kids came over from college. I wrote and wrote. Nine (published) novels later, I looked up.

Friends from the film industry invited me to dinner while they were shooting a great animated film. I was seated across from a bearded man with a guttural accent who was ringing a bell.

“You’re Zoran, the animation guy!” Boris d’Artransa’s brother! How is Boris? ” I asked.

He glanced at me and, in his heavy accent, announced, “Borrrris is single.”

I left with Boris’ phone number in my pocket.

And so the phone calls started. Boris admitted that he had always had a crush on me and kept asking my mum how I was, leaving clues.

I’m going to Sydney to visit mum. Boris takes me to lunch in an outdoor cafe by the beach. I was charmed by the freesia and frangipani flowers on the dashboard of his car.

We talked for hours as the sun set over Pittwater.

Months later, Boris arrives in Byron Bay. We hung out with mom who had moved there too.

So Boris moves to Byron, and we buy a house.

This first Christmas together, Boris hands me an envelope. I pull out a photo – of us dancing the first time we met, over 30 years ago. He sheepishly says the photographer gave him the week after he was caught and he had kept it in his sock drawer ever since.

During my mother’s last years, Boris promised her that he would “always look after me”.

And he does.

  • Di Morrissey AM is the author of 29 novels, including The Night Tide, currently published by Pan Macmillan.

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Uber investigates ‘cybersecurity incident’ after reporting breach https://web-a-photo.com/uber-investigates-cybersecurity-incident-after-reporting-breach/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:52:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/uber-investigates-cybersecurity-incident-after-reporting-breach/ An Uber office is shown in Redondo Beach, California, U.S., March 16, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) said it was investigating a cybersecurity incident after a report of a network breach that forced the company to shut down several communications […]]]>

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Sept 16 (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) said it was investigating a cybersecurity incident after a report of a network breach that forced the company to shut down several communications and data systems. internal engineering.

On Friday, Uber said it had no evidence that the incident involved access to sensitive user data such as ride history and that internal software tools the company took after the hack came back into effect. line.

Uber began investigating the cybersecurity incident on Thursday.

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A hacker compromised an employee’s account on workplace messaging app Slack and used it to send a message to Uber employees announcing that the company had suffered a data breach, according to a New York Times report on Thursday quoting an Uber spokesperson.

Cybersecurity has been an issue for Uber in the past. It suffered a major hack in 2016 that exposed the personal information of around 57 million of its customers and drivers. Read more

Shares of the ride-hailing company fell nearly 4% on Friday amid a broader decline in the U.S. market.

It emerged that the hacker had been able to access other internal systems, posting an explicit photo on an internal employee information page, the Times report added.

“We are in contact with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available,” Uber said in a tweet, without providing further details.

The hacker claimed to have had access to information about security vulnerabilities produced by HackerOne for Uber. This confidential information could be used for other violations within the company.

HackerOne said it was “in close contact with Uber’s security team, has locked down its data and will continue to assist in its investigation,” according to Chris Evans, hacking manager at Uber. HackerOne.

Security researcher Bill Demirkapi said screenshots circulating online appeared to corroborate the hacker or that the hackers were bragging about having access to Uber’s internal systems.

“This story is still developing and these are extreme claims, but there appears to be supporting evidence,” he said in a post on Twitter.

According to the NYT report, Uber employees have been instructed not to use the desktop messaging app Slack, owned by Salesforce Inc.

“I am announcing that I am a hacker and that Uber has suffered a data breach,” the message reads, and goes on to list several internal databases that were allegedly compromised, the report adds.

One person took responsibility for the hack and told the newspaper he texted an Uber employee claiming to be a corporate IT worker.

The worker was persuaded to hand over a password that allowed the hacker to access Uber’s systems, according to the report.

Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took office a year after the 2016 hack, fired the then security director, who was later accused of trying to cover up the breach.

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Seesaw messaging app hacked to send parents Goatse Meme https://web-a-photo.com/seesaw-messaging-app-hacked-to-send-parents-goatse-meme/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 16:34:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/seesaw-messaging-app-hacked-to-send-parents-goatse-meme/ Photo: Dmytro Tyshchenko (Shutterstock) An all-time hall of famer NSFW Spam Something happened this week: a hacker broke into a school messaging app to send a photo of a man’s gaping sphincter to parents of young school children across the country. The episode involved Seesaw, an “interactive learning platform” and messaging app that helps elementary […]]]>

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An all-time hall of famer NSFW Spam Something happened this week: a hacker broke into a school messaging app to send a photo of a man’s gaping sphincter to parents of young school children across the country.

The episode involved Seesaw, an “interactive learning platform” and messaging app that helps elementary schools communicate with parents and students. Used by districts across the country, Seesaw’s slogan is: “Elevate Learning in Elementary.” From the company website says it has a monthly user base of over 10 million teachers, students, and family members.

Typically, the app is used by teachers and administrators to share lesson plans, school updates, and other important information. But this week, parents across the country started receiving messages featuring something quite different: an image of a man bending over and spreading his buttocks. Originally NBC reported the incident, and the motherboard later revealed the nature of the shared image. It is believed the image may have been sent to relatives in states as far afield as ColoradoIllinois, Pennsylvania, MichiganMinnesota, KansasSouth Dakota and New York.

On Wednesday, Seesaw released a short statement confirming that it had been hacked. “It has come to our attention that a link to an inappropriate image was being shared via the Seesaw Messages feature. It appears that specific accounts have been compromised by an outside actor,” the company said. tweeted. After becoming aware of the issue, Seesaw temporarily disabled its messaging feature to stop any further dissemination of the obnoxious image. On Thursday, the feature had been reactivated.

In other updates, Seesaw further clarified that the company itself was not hacked, but that individual user accounts (presumably belonging to teachers or administrators) were compromised via coordinated hacking. credential stuffing offensive. Seesaw said “widely available compromised emails/passwords that were reused across services” were used by hackers to log into specific accounts and send the explicit photo.

It’s unclear exactly who is responsible for this debauched madness, but one thing is certain: Seesaw’s Twitter account has been inundated with complaints from what appear to be angry parents. “It was horrible and I hope you can let all users know how it happened and what steps have been taken to prevent it from happening again,” said an user.

“How are you going to help clear the names of innocent people whose integrity has been tarnished by this?” asked another hilariously.

Another user summed it up nicely: “Butthole pics are sent via a toggle. Don’t open unless you want to see some asshole up close.

The tendency of cybercriminals to hack into schools to share NSFW material is well known. Hackers will typically infiltrate Zoom meetings or school district websites to share porn and other offensive material.

In this particular case, the motherboard reports that the image shared with the parents appears to have been the infamous “Goatse” meme. You do not know what it is ? Here’s a quick reminder.

Goatse is an old man”shock sitewhich was originally launched in 1999; the site just said “hello” and featured an image of an open asshole. Shock sites, which usually feature a single rude image or video, were quite popular in the mid-2000s (see “Meatfor another example). At some point, Goatse became a meme and was widely shared across the internet. The developers of the original site also attempted to turn the image into a cryptocurrency token. In 2017, the website began announcing the launch of a “goatse coin,” although it is unclear if this token actually materialized. The website has flirted with other Web3 projects over the years and seems to have started a NFT collection at one point.

It’s unclear how many people were spammed with the notorious asshole image, so we reached out to Seesaw to try and get more information about the incident. We’ll update this story if they respond.

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UPDATE 7:45 PM ET: A Seasaw spokesperson contacted Gizmodo to explain that “less than 0.5% of Seesaw users” were affected by the hacking incident. It could still be… a bit crowded, given the supposed volume of the app’s user base. The spokesperson also provided an updated statement on the incident, which reads, in part:

“Seesaw was the subject of a coordinated credential stuffing attack. Seesaw has not been compromised; however, an isolated number of Seesaw user accounts were compromised in this attack, and only a fraction of them were able to send the inappropriate message before the attack was blocked… We have no evidence to suggest that this attacker performed additional actions or accessed data in Seesaw beyond logging in and sending a message from these compromised accounts. ”

Here’s to you guys.

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Michelle Branch, Patrick Carney’s Family Album: Photos https://web-a-photo.com/michelle-branch-patrick-carneys-family-album-photos/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 02:14:30 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/michelle-branch-patrick-carneys-family-album-photos/ She’s “not alone” when it comes to her family! Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney created sweet memories with their children before their relationship got messy in August 2022. Branch and Carney welcomed their first child together, son Rhys, in August 2018 ahead of their New Orleans wedding in April 2019. The songwriter is also mother […]]]>

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9/11 Terror Attacks Reverberate as US Celebrates 21st Anniversary https://web-a-photo.com/9-11-terror-attacks-reverberate-as-us-celebrates-21st-anniversary/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 18:42:39 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/9-11-terror-attacks-reverberate-as-us-celebrates-21st-anniversary/ At the Pentagon, which was also targeted by 9/11, President Joe Biden promised that the United States would continue to work to root out terrorist plots and called on Americans to defend “the very democracy that guarantees the right to freedom that those terrorists on 9/11 sought to bury in searing fire, smoke and ash. […]]]>

At the Pentagon, which was also targeted by 9/11, President Joe Biden promised that the United States would continue to work to root out terrorist plots and called on Americans to defend “the very democracy that guarantees the right to freedom that those terrorists on 9/11 sought to bury in searing fire, smoke and ash. First Lady Jill Biden spoke at the third attack site, a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

On September 11, 2001, conspirators from the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda took control of jet planes to use as missiles loaded with passengers, hitting the Twin Towers of the Mall and the Pentagon. The fourth plane was heading for Washington but crashed near Shanksville after crew and passengers tried to storm the cockpit.

The attacks have killed nearly 3,000 people, reshaped national security policy and sparked a US “war on terror” around the world. Sunday’s celebrations came just over a month after a US drone strike killed a key al-Qaida figure who helped plan the September 11 attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri.

Pierre Roldan, who lost his cousin Carlos Lillo, a paramedic, said “we had some form of justice” when a US raid killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.

“Now that al-Zawahri is gone, at least we continue to get that justice,” Roldan said.

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, is still awaiting a long-adjourned military tribunal. A lawyer for one of Mohammed’s co-defendants this week confirmed ongoing negotiations for a potential deal to avoid a trial and impose lesser but still lengthy sentences.

The September 11 attacks sparked – for a time – a sense of national pride and unity for many, while subjecting Muslim Americans to years of suspicion and bigotry and sparking a debate about the balance between security and civil liberties. In both subtle and simple ways, the aftermath of 9/11 ripples through American politics and public life to this day.

But like other parents of victims, Jay Saloman fears American awareness of 9/11 is slipping.

“It was a terrorist attack on our country that day. And theoretically everyone should remember that and, you know, take precautions and be careful,” said Saloman, who lost his brother, Wayne. Solomon.

By tradition, no political figure speaks during the Ground Zero ceremony. The observance is instead centered on the parents who read aloud the names of the dead.

Like a growing number of readers, firefighter Jimmy Riches’ namesake nephew was unborn when his parent died. But the boy took the podium to honor him.

“You are always in my heart. And I know you are watching over me,” he said.

Nikita Shah wore a T-shirt that bore the de facto epigraph of the annual commemoration – “never forget” – and the name of her father, Jayesh Shah. She was 10 when he was killed.

The family then moved to Houston but often return to New York for the anniversary to be “surrounded by people who kind of went through the same kind of grief and feelings after 9/11,” Shah said.

Readers often add personal remarks that form an alloy of American feelings about 9/11 — grief, anger, toughness, appreciation for first responders and the military, appeals to patriotism, hopes for peace, the occasional political jab, and a poignant narrative. graduation ceremonies. , weddings, births and daily newspapers that the victims missed. A few readers note recent events this year ranging from the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Some relatives also lament that a nation that united – to some extent – after the attacks has since splintered. So much so that federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which were reshaped to focus on international terrorism after 9/11, now see the threat of domestic violent extremism as just as urgent.

“It took a tragedy to unite us. It shouldn’t take another tragedy to unite us again,” said Andrew Colabella, whose cousin, John DiGiovanni, died in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing that presaged 9/11.

Beyond attack sites, communities across the country marked the day with candlelight vigils, interfaith services and other commemorations. Some Americans have joined volunteer projects on a day federally recognized as both Patriots’ Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Others observed the anniversary with their own reflections.

More than 70 of Sekou Siby’s colleagues perished at Windows on the World, the restaurant atop the mall’s north tower. He had the day off because another cook asked him to change departments.

The Ivorian immigrant struggled to understand such horror in a country where he had come to seek a better life. And Siby, now chairman of restaurant workers’ advocacy group ROC United, said ahead of the anniversary that the attacks had left him worried about getting attached to people when “you have no control over what what will happen to them next”.

“Every 9/11 is a reminder,” he said, “of what I lost and can never get back.”

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Why CVS and Walmart Still Print Photos https://web-a-photo.com/why-cvs-and-walmart-still-print-photos/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 09:02:00 +0000 https://web-a-photo.com/why-cvs-and-walmart-still-print-photos/ At a time when most photos don’t go beyond the confines of a smartphone, SVC (SVC), Walgreens (WBA), walmart (WMT)Albertsons and other chains still offer photo prints, greeting cards, books, film processing and other services. Who still needs to print photos? Well, there’s always demand from some customers: photo services drive traffic to these retailers’ […]]]>
At a time when most photos don’t go beyond the confines of a smartphone, SVC (SVC), Walgreens (WBA), walmart (WMT)Albertsons and other chains still offer photo prints, greeting cards, books, film processing and other services.

Who still needs to print photos? Well, there’s always demand from some customers: photo services drive traffic to these retailers’ stores, especially during peak holiday, graduation and wedding periods.

More than 50% of photo prints made this year will come from a retail store, totaling about $786 million in sales, said David Haueter, a longtime photo industry analyst and founder of the consulting firm. Above Research market research.

About 4.2 billion 4” x 6” prints will be developed in stores this year, he added.

“People don’t print as much as they used to, but there are still people who like to print,” Haueter said.

Retro technology and older gadgets are durable in part because they allow people to disconnect from the constant ping-ping-ping of their devices.
Gen Z and millennial interest in film cameras has grown in recent years. Photography has become a popular hobby, with camera sales reportedly surging on sites like Etsy (ETSY) and eBay (EBAY). Disposable cameras have also made a comeback with younger consumers, as celebrities like Chris Pine and Gigi Hadid have been spotted with them, sparking interest.

Haueter said many consumers enjoy ordering photo prints and products from stores like CVS because they get the goods right away with no shipping costs. They often go to these pharmacies to buy other things too.

CVS offers photo services in approximately 7,600 stores. “We continue to see strong demand for this service, particularly during gift giving seasons,” a spokesperson said.

More than 8,000 Walgreens stores offer photo services, said Raghu Valata, senior director of digital commerce strategy and planning at Walgreens. “The holidays tend to be a busy time for our photo business, with the highest foot traffic typically seen in December,” Valata said.

Although pharmacies and other retailers have retained their in-store photo services, this is not the solution for all businesses: Costco (COST) and Target (TGT) eliminated them in recent years. Costco closed photo centers in all of its more than 800 stores last year, telling customers that “the continued decline in impressions no longer requires on-site photo printing” and that “digital technologies are enabling consumers to ‘do more with their photos’.

But at Walmart, on the other hand, about 3,700 stores have Fujifilm photo kiosks – usually located in the electronics department of the store and they are often used.

It’s a service that “customers use fairly regularly,” a Walmart spokesperson said, including people who may not have access to a computer to order prints online. “We maintain a healthy business all year round.”

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