Rescue Film Featuring Olate Dogs To Open Sonoma Film Festival

first_img“Who rescued who?” is a question often pondered by those who know the joy of rescuing a pet. This question was the impetus of a powerful short film that is opening the Sonoma International Film Festival in Sonoma, Calif. this week.Video: Le Sauvetage (The Rescue) — #rescuefilm“Le Sauvetage” (The Rescue) is a six-minute film produced by Peter McEvilley, award-winning filmmaker and composer whose credits include The House Bunny, Last Vegas and Alias, and starring the Olate Dogs, winners of America’s Got Talent. The film is a magical tale about life, love, and finding our true destiny….with a little help from a furry friend.Sponsored and produced by Halo, Purely for Pets, Ellen DeGeneres’ natural pet food company, Le Sauvetage will open the Sonoma festival on April 2, an honor and exciting opportunity to showcase pet rescue and adoption. The film has also been selected to appear at the Court Metrage, Festival de Cannes in France this May.In 2012 the Olate Dogs shot to stardom when they won the America’s Got Talent grand prize. These sweet, funny, talented dogs and their entertaining owners and handlers captured hearts across America. But there’s more to their story.Many of the Olate Dogs are rescue dogs themselves. Family patriarch, Richard Olate, developed his act on the streets of his native Chile when he was a poor boy of just 12. He rescued stray dogs and trained them to be part of his amateur show. He worked hard for years to realize his dream of becoming a professional dog act. Today, Richard and his son, Nicolas, and wife, Rebecca, continue to save dogs from shelters and train them to become part of their professional troupe.Halo, known for its philanthropic efforts to promote rescue and adoption, admired the Olate Dogs and their dedication to rescue. Steve Marton, Halo’s CEO and Executive Producer of Le Sauvetage, wanted to find a unique way to draw attention to the special bond we share with animals.“We see this film as an entertaining yet meaningful way to show how companion animals add value to our lives,” he said. “Producer Peter McEvilley did a phenomenal job conveying this extremely important message by combining his creative story telling and film making capabilities.”Because the Olate Dogs love Halo natural pet food, it seemed the stars aligned to bring the two groups together to do great things for homeless pets.Halo has a track record of promoting rescue and adoption through film. The company sponsors all three episodes of Shelter Me, a PBS special dedicated to showcasing shelter dogs and the incredible lives they lead. Halo also sponsored the Humane Society of the United States’ video campaign, “Meet My Shelter Pet,” a series of videos featuring celebrities and their adopted pets.The Olate Dogs will also perform at the Sonoma festival. And, in keeping with the film’s mission, Halo and Freekibble.com will donate 10,000 meals of Halo Spot’s Stew to local Sonoma animal shelter, Pets Lifeline.To view the film and for more information, click here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Regent Palms marks 10 Years in Turks and Caicos with staff tributes

first_img In the Pink raises $40,000 for Breast Cancer Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hartling Group announces Job Fair Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Feb 2015 – It has been a decade for the Regent Palms Resort in the Turks and Caicos – the property opened on February 19 in 2005. CEO of the Hartling Group, developer of the property, Stan Hartling was on hand yesterday to present long serving staff with rewards for their longevity; that happened at a luncheon. As many as 71 staffers were honored last night in a tribute dinner in the ballroom of the resort; all 71 have been with the Regent Palms since day one. Stan, as he is affectionately called on island, said the milestone is tremendous for the company: “Over the past ten years, we’ve always looked for better ways to do things, whether it’s by implementing a new way to look at our guest needs and expectations or through our unique training program for new hires. We’ve pioneered a true partnership with our staff and we set the bar only by what we believe defines greatness. I am immensely proud to be leading a team of people who strive for perfection every day and relentlessly work to build the best brand in the Caribbean, and deliver incredible service to our owners and guests.” Among the accolades for the Regent Palms are World’s Best Spa Resort, Caribbean’s Leading Resort, top General Manager of the Year Worldwide in Karen Whitt, who is also the 3rd Vice President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Congratulations on 10 Years for the Regent Palms. Related Items:hartling group, regent palms, stan hartling Salvation Army does exceedingly abundantly more in Red Kettle Drive Recommended for youlast_img read more

Remote Code Execution Flaw in APT Linux Package Manager allows maninthemiddle attack

first_imgYesterday a remote code execution bug was found in the APT high-level package manager used by Debian, Ubuntu, and other related Linux distributions. Max Justicz, the security researcher who discovered the bug, says that the bug “allows a network man-in-the-middle (or a malicious package mirror) to execute arbitrary code as root on a machine installing any package.” Justicz’s blog post states that the vulnerable versions of APT don’t properly sanitize certain parameters during HTTP redirects. An attacker can take advantage of this and perform a remote man-in-the-middle attack to inject malicious content, thus tricking the system to install certain altered packages. HTTP redirects while using apt-get command help Linux machines to automatically request packages from an appropriate mirror server when other servers are unavailable. If the first server fails, it returns the location of the next server from where the client should request the package. Justicz has also demonstrated this man-in-the-middle attack in a short video: Justicz told The Hacker News that a malicious actor intercepting HTTP traffic between APT utility and a mirror server, or just a malicious mirror, could execute arbitrary code on the targeted system with the highest level of privileges, i.e. root. He further adds, “You can completely replace the requested package, as in my proof of concept. You could substitute a modified package as well if you wanted to”. The APT is also used by major Linux distributions like Debian and Ubuntu, who have also acknowledged and released security patches for this vulnerability. Hacker News also points how this flaw comes around the time when cybersecurity experts are fighting over Twitter, in favor of not using HTTPS and suggesting software developers to rely on signature-based package verification since the APT on Linux also does the same. They further add that the APT exploitation could have been mitigated if the software download manager was strictly using HTTPS to communicate securely. The developers of APT have released version 1.4.9 that fixes the issue. The bug has also been fixed in APT 1.2.29ubuntu0.1, 1.7.0ubuntu0.1, 1.0.1ubuntu2.19, and 1.6.6ubuntu0.1 packages, as well as in APT 1.4.9 for the Debian distribution. You can head over to Max Justicz official blog for more insights on this news. Read Next Kali Linux 2018 for testing and maintaining Windows security – Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver [Interview] Black Hat hackers used IPMI cards to launch JungleSec Ransomware, affects most of the Linux serversHomebrew 1.9.0 released with periodic brew cleanup, beta support for Linux, Windows and much more!last_img read more