September 20, 2015

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Bridge cheating scandal grows as top German players admit ‘ethical violations’ –
Three weeks after a fellow bridge professional threatened to name and shame those he believed were cheating, German bridge partners Josef Piekarek & Alex Smirnov have publicly confessed to “ethical violations”. In apparent attempt to jump before they were pushed, the pair even suggested their own punishments for their behaviour, saying in a statement: “We are aware of the “whispers” circulating about our ethical conduct, and we are sorry to say there is some truth to them. We have voluntarily agreed never again to play competitive bridge together and to take two years off from playing competitive bridge.” The German Bridge Federation and the World Bridge Federation have yet to respond to the admission by Smirnov & Piekarek, [Daily Telegraph]

Apple’s iOS App Store suffers first major attack –
The company [Apple] disclosed the effort after several cyber security firms reported finding a malicious program dubbed XcodeGhost that was embedded in hundreds of legitimate apps. It is the first reported case of large numbers of malicious software programs making their way past Apple’s stringent app review process. Prior to this attack, a total of just five malicious apps had ever been found in the App Store, according to cyber security firm Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW.N). The hackers embedded the malicious code in these apps by convincing developers of legitimate software to use a tainted, counterfeit version of Apple’s software for creating iOS and Mac apps, which is known as Xcode, Apple said. [Reuters]

Greek elections: Alexis Tsipras emerges as clear winner in shock result –
Greece’s radical former prime minister Alexis Tsipras returned to office on Sunday night after his far-left Syriza party won a clear victory in Greece’s general election. Despite a tepid campaign that saw Mr Tsipras’s personal popularity fall sharply, preliminary results showed the 41-year-old’s far-left Syriza party had won sufficient seats to form a coalition government in the coming days. After a tight race, Syriza ran out comfortable winners, with initial projections showing them falling only five or six seats short of the 151 seats needed to govern. [Daily Telegraph] Tsipras announced he was resigning has called an early election on August 20, 2015
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Primetime Emmy Award winners [Reuters]

BEST DRAMA SERIES – “Game of Thrones”

BEST COMEDY SERIES – “Veep”

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Tony Hale, “Veep”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Allison Janney, “Mom”

VARIETY TALK SERIES – “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES – “Inside Amy Schumer”

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM – “The Voice”

LIMITED SERIES – “Olive Kitteridge”

ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE – Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”

ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE – Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”

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