iPhones Hack Targeting “Jailbroken” Phones

first_imgPalo Alto Networks says that in some cases it’s also found evidence that the malware can be used to lock phones and hold them ransom. The hackers aren’t just keeping the information for themselves, it is also being shared. Jail-breaking an iPhone allows owners to access file systems in their phones that are typically restricted for security purposes. The malware found targeting those jailbroken phones is called KeyRaider; it’s designed to intercept users’ iTunes log-in details and send them to a remoter server. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A security company and Chinese tech group revealed Sunday that they had found the largest Apple hack ever, possibly affecting 225,000 Iphone users.center_img For anyone who did not jail-break their iPhone, researchers at Palo Alto Networks say they don’t have to worry about KeyRaider. For anyone unlucky enough to have downloaded the malware that is mostly found in Chinese websites and apps that provide software for jailbroken iPhones, the malware could be worse than someone else’s stolen iPhone apps showing up on your bill. Security firm Palo Alto Networks and Chinese technology group Weiptech  say the malware is mostly targeting “jailbroken” Iphones.last_img read more

Okpekpe Road Event: Kenyans Dominate As Kibet Takes Men’s Race

first_imgKenyan Athletes were once again the centre of attraction at the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race after they bagged the first, second and third positions in the men’s event at the 6th edition of the competition held at Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo.Alex Kibet, Simon Cheprat and Ronoh Kiplagat finished the rain-filled race in 1st, 2nd and 3rd position at 29.47 seconds, 30.29 seconds and 30.39 seconds respectivelyKibet claimed the 20,000 dollars prize money as the winner while second-placed Cheprat and third-placed Kiplagat won 13,000 dollars and 9,000 dollars respectively.Ethiopian runner Yami Dida won the female elite category in 33.01seconds to claim the 20,000 dollars while Tuei Chebet of Kenya and compatriot Kipyojei Chemtai emerged second and third.Chebet finished the race in 33.33 seconds to claim the 13,000 dollars cash prize for the second-placed athlete while Chemtai emerged third in 34.24 seconds to take 9,000 dollars for her efforts.The Nigeria Male Elite Race was won by Emmanuel Gyang while Gedion Goyet and Ismail Sodie came second and third respectively.Deborah Pam won the Nigeria Female Elite Category followed by Rose Akusho and Hudung Gyang.The first, second and third male and female Nigeria Elite category winners received one million Naira, N600,000 and N400,000 in that order.Relatedlast_img read more

11 times Wenger came ‘very close’ to signing the best in the world at Arsenal

first_imgMidfield: N’Golo KanteWenger and Arsenal made two attempts to sign the Chelsea midfielder, the manager revealed in 2017.“I tried to sign Kante when he was in France and when he was at Leicester. We cannot explain everything – transfers are transfers – but it is quite obvious when you look at where he has gone.“I believe Kante has had a huge impact. It’s no coincidence Chelsea are where they are and Leicester did what they did last season.”Midfield: Jadon Sancho“I wanted to take him from Man City when he didn’t get the games,” Wenger said earlier this year.“I tried to lure him because he’s from London. I tried to get him to Arsenal.“He’s one of the best players of his generation. He can dribble, he has the arrogance.“There’s something in there that is part of the big players. You can call it arrogance, confidence, belief; but it has to be there.” AFP or licensors Cristiano Ronaldo is in his second season with Juventus and recently scored his 700th career goal 5 Getty Images – Getty Jadon Sancho is only 19 and left Man City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 5 Goalkeeper: Gianluigi BuffonWhen the goalkeeper was 20 years old and plying his trade at Parma, he had dinner with Wenger, who was keen to sign him in 1998.Buffon, though, remained at the club before sealing a £32m move to Juventus in 2001. “From what I know, there have been three serious times when English clubs made an approach for me,” he revealed in 2017.“Two of them were when I was a young player at Parma, and I know Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger asked about me – and then, when Manchester City was taken over, I know they approached Juventus.”Defence: Raphael VaraneWenger appeared understandably disappointed to have missed out on the defender, who moved to Real Madrid from Lens in 2011, when discussing the failed move.“I’m happy for him because he’s carving out a role at one of the world’s best clubs, which is remarkable,” he said in 2013. “Yet at the same time, when you are in charge of a club like Arsenal, you have to wonder why this player is not playing for us. He was at Lens, and we might well have caught him there.”Defence: Vincent KompanyMan City signed the defender in 2008, but Wenger was keen when he was Anderlecht, shortly before making the move to Hamburg in 2006.Speaking at the time, the player’s agent, Jacques Lichtenstein told Het Laatste Nieuws: “Arsenal were interested in Kompany.“Wenger made it clear that he wanted to sign Kompany to replace Sol Campbell, if he would leave the English giants.” 5 Defence Gerard PiqueWhen Arsenal signed Cesc Fabregas from the Barcelona academy in 2003, they also wanted his good friend, Gerard Pique. However, Wenger couldn’t get the deal done and the defender joined Man United in 2004.“It was at a period where Fabregas came. We wanted to take Fabregas, [Lionel] Messi and Pique. It worked only for Fabregas.”Midfield: Gareth Bale“We didn’t take him as we had Ashley Cole and Gael Clichy and didn’t want another left-back. I must confess it was a huge mistake as he can play in midfield,” Wenger explained in 2013.“He struggled at the start at Tottenham, then they moved him to midfield and he has done exceptionally well. The career of a player sometimes depends on playing in the right position.”Midfield: Paul PogbaSpeaking in 2014, Wenger said: “As a footballer, he has everything. It is difficult to figure out what he doesn’t have.“Things happened very quickly. We were interested in him. We tried to get him to come [to Arsenal]. But he very quickly signed for Juventus [in 2012]. He has the potential to win the Ballon d’Or.” 5 Getty Regrets? Arsene Wenger’s probably had a few – when it comes to transfers.The former Arsenal manager, who spent 22 years at the club, came close on a number of occasions to signing some of the best known names in football.So, on his 70th birthday, talkSPORT looks at a Wenger ‘Almost signed XI’.Gooners won’t grumble too much about some of the names, though, considering Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Igors Stepanovs were all signed on the boss’ watch.Nevertheless, here’s what you could have had, Arsenal fans… Getty Images – Getty 5 Forward: Kylian MbappeWenger admitted he had begun making attempts to sign Mbappe as early as 2016 and the France striker was full of praise when discussing the legendary manager, calling him a ‘football monument’.“A little while ago, before I signed for PSG, we were in contact in 2017. I chose a different direction but he wasn’t annoyed at me. He was a gentleman about it and wished me good luck.”Forward: Lionel Messi“We were in discussions with [Messi] when we bought Fabregas, because Messi played [with him],” Wenger revealed.“You can realise sometimes what fantastic youth teams you had before when you’re a club like Barcelona. In the same team, Messi, [Gerard] Pique and Fabregas.“Pique and Fabregas came to England [with Manchester United and Arsenal respectively], Messi stayed in Spain. We were interested in him, but he was untouchable at the time.”Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo“Very close. One step. Seriously,” Ronaldo told Piers Morgan when asked how close he came to joining his beloved Gunners.“It didn’t happen, but Arsenal, I appreciate what they did for me, especially Arsene Wenger. In football you never know where you are going to play, life is like that.” Pogba left Man United for Juventus in 2012, but returned in 2016 Wenger came close on a number of occasions to signing some of football’s biggest names Vincent Kompany is a Manchester City legend last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Kelly’s Toyota launch exciting team expansion

first_imgKelly’s Toyota has announced two vacancies in their professional, motivated and innovative team in Co. Donegal.Management at the leading dealership are hiring a Service Manager for the Mountcharles branch and a Qualified Mechanic in Letterkenny.Service Manager – MountcharlesImmediate start in our Mountcharles branchSalary commensurate with experience Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in Service Management and working as a member of a Service Department within a busy dealership.Over 18 years of age. Experience essential.The primary functions of the Service Manager are as follows:Monitor/manage workshop loading systemMonitor/manage job card systemMonitor/manage service reception to maximise booking efficiencyRegularly monitor workshop productivity, profitability and financial performance and take corrective actions if necessaryAssign work to relevant employeesAdvise on diagnostic problemsDevelop and maintain relationships with distributors, suppliers and other relevant contactsMonitor equipment use and maintenanceManage all warranty related paperwork and procedures in accordance with company and/or distributors policyMonitor estimating systemEnsure accurate and up to date invoicing Promote associated products and services including VHC and ServicePlanManage workshop Health and SafetyMonitor quality customer service programme and improve overall customer service levels within the Service DepartmentTo Apply:Forward CV: by post or by email to [email protected] Kelly Sales & Service, Drumbeigh, Mountcharles, Co DonegalClosing date for applications: Friday 1st March 2019Qualified Mechanic – LetterkennyWe are looking to hire a qualified motor mechanic to join our team in Letterkenny.The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of vehicle servicing, diagnostics and be capable of producing quality work in a fast paced environment.Applicants will ideally: Be fully qualified as a motor mechanic.Will have experience in all aspects of vehicle serving and diagnostics.Be capable of producing quality work in a busy environment.Work well under pressure, while maintaining efficiency and productivity.Hold a full driver licence.Have a flexible approach to work and be willing to work overtime if required.Be computer literate.Key Tasks & Responsibilities:To service & repair vehicles.To make written and verbal reports on service and repair activity to work shop foreman.Perform work as outlined on the job card with efficiency and accuracy.Maintaining a clean and neat workspace and adhering to all company policies, procedures and safety standards.To Apply: Forward CV: by post or by email to [email protected] Sales & Service, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Closing date for applications: Friday 1st March 2019Job Vacancies: Kelly’s Toyota launch exciting team expansion was last modified: February 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Job VacanciesKelly’s ToyotaletterkennyManagerMECHANICMOUNTCHARLESservicinglast_img read more

isiZulu film a hit in Venice, Toronto

first_img17 September 2004Darrell Roodt’s “Yesterday”, the first ever feature-length film in isiZulu (with English subtitles), took its story of an HIV-positive mother deserted by her husband to the Venice and Toronto international film festivals this month – and triumphed at both venues.“Yesterday”, written and directed by Roodt and produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring, was awarded the inaugural Human Rights Film Award at the 2004 Venice International Festival, which took place in the first week of September.A week later, “Yesterday” made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was chosen for a special screening along with another movie by Singh’s company Videovision Entertainment, “Red Dust” – and seven other South African films making up the festival’s national cinema programme, “South Africa: Ten Years Later”. ‘Red Dust’ rises in TorontoToronto celebrates SA film Singh announced from Toronto on Thursday that HBO Films had acquired “Yesterday” for distribution in the United States, where it will be released in January 2005 through Fine Line, the speciality film division of New Line Cinema, the company that produced and distributed the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.Local praise for “Yesterday” has been echoed by international critics. Variety declared the film “a work of quiet power, universality and heart-rending compassion”, while The International Herald Tribune said “it is not only a moving film, but also an unexpectedly uplifting experience to watch”.“Yesterday”, currently on circuit in South Africa, is featured on the Top Ten Box Office list.Shot on location in the Bergville region of KwaZulu-Natal, “Yesterday” stars Leleti Khumalo of “Sarafina!” fame, Kenneth Kambule (“Backstage”, “Generations”, “I Dreamed Of Africa”), Harriet Lehabe, Camilla Walker and child star Lihle Mvelase.The film tells the story of a young mother, Yesterday, who discovers that she is HIV-positive. Her husband, a migrant mineworker, refuses to accept this, and Yesterday is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Beauty, hoping she will survive long enough to see Beauty go to school.“Even though the film is in isiZulu with English subtitles, we are confident that audiences will respond positively to ‘Yesterday’, as it is a universal story that takes one on a journey through one woman’s life and highlights her courage and determination to overcome insurmountable odds”, said Singh.“Yesterday” is the first feature film to have the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which will use the film as a resource in its social development programme, especially in its HIV/Aids and education focus areas.“When Anant Singh approached us about the making of the film, we had no hesitation in responding”, Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive John Samuel said before a gala screening of the film at the International Aids Conference in Bangkok in July. “You will see this evening that the story of Yesterday is a very simple yet powerful one.“In our fight against HIV/Aids, we need these kinds of stories which tell us about challenges, about difficulties and the tragedies”, Samuel said. “We also, at the same time, need stories that tell us about hope – and ‘Yesterday’ is about hope.“Mr Mandela has been full of praise for this film because he sees this as an important way of fighting the discrimination and stigma that is attached to the Aids pandemic.”The film was produced by Videovision Entertainment in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, M-Net, the National Film And Video Foundation, Distant Horizon and Exciting Films.Other South African films on show at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival were William Kentridge’s “Tide Table”, Ramadam Suleman’s “Zulu Love Letter”, and Angus Gibson, Andrew Dosunmu and Reboho Malatsi’s “Yizo Yizo”.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Marketing Day: Pinterest retailer partnerships, the smart speaker market, Facebook Ads

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 17th November 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Pinterest retailer partnerships, the smart speaker market, Facebook Ads Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Pinterest partnerships with name brands and Etsy focus on a personalized holiday strategyNov 16, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesThis holiday season, the social media platform has developed special gift-finding tools exclusively for Macy’s, Lowe’s, Kohl’s and Etsy.PureCars launches an attribution platform just for car dealershipsNov 16, 2018 by Barry LevineThe auto dealer-focused online marketing platform says this new solution is the first to solve dealers’ unique problem of attribution.Unlock multi-touch attribution with CRM campaign trackingNov 16, 2018 by Heather CooanIf you’re using a CRM to house leads then you likely have the campaign tracking tools for middle funnel activity even if you have an offline transaction point.Analyst: Amazon Echo owns 75 percent of global smart speaker marketNov 16, 2018 by Greg SterlingGoogle had beaten Amazon in device shipments in the previous two quarters.Driving sales and profits with Facebook AdsNov 16, 2018 by Joe MartinezThis SMX East session recap about Facebook advertising covers not only on how to properly attribute the value of your ads, but how it can also be a place to find some winning B2B strategies.Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:Group of ad associations defends current U.S. data privacy regulatory frameworkNov 16, 2018 by Robin KurzerThe coalition says that ‘reasonable data practices should be expressly permitted and encouraged.’Online Marketing News From Around The Web:Amazon Web Services rolls out new security feature to prevent accidental S3 data leaks, ZDNetGoogle Cloud CEO Greene being replaced by former Oracle exec Kurian, CNBCHas Account-Based Marketing Made Sales Development Reps Obsolete?, CMS WireHow brands can lean into the right moments in 2019 , Think with GoogleHow to Create Engaging Posts to Keep Your Business Top of Mind, Facebook BusinessOnline fraud attempts forecasted to peak on Thanksgiving Day, Retail DiveReshaping Product Data for Cross-Border Ecommerce, Multichannel MerchantScaled Ad Platforms Vs. Smaller Custom Solutions: How To Strike The Right Balance, AdExchangerThe Automated Agency: Taking Care of Business in Marketing’s New Age, MarketoThe post Marketing Day: Pinterest retailer partnerships, the smart speaker market, Facebook Ads appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Pinterest retailer partnerships, the smart speaker market, Facebook Ads Marketing Day: Pinterest retailer partnerships, the smart speaker market, Facebook AdsYou are here:last_img read more

In The U.S., The Feds Are A Bigger Threat To Your Phone Than Malware

first_imgMatt Asay Related Posts Mobile malware is exploding, though it’s mostly not where you live. If you live in Russia, where 10 gruesome factories churn out 30% of the world’s malware, you’re far more likely to have malware infect your mobile phone than, say, if you live in Sweet Home Alabama. That’s the good news.The bad news is that Americans are at far greater risk of having their phones hacked by their government than by Russian malware hackers.Android: Popular With The Malware CrowdRussia has been busy. According to a 2013 report, roughly a third of all malware globally is produced by 10 Russian firms. According to the Lookout Mobile report, which traced the malware back to its point of origin:These “malware HQs” are pumping out nasty toll fraud apps, largely aimed at Android users, which force the user to call premium rate numbers.While the malware infects users globally, the Russian hackers seem happy to focus on Android users close to home, according to a joint Kaspersky Lab/INTERPOL study. With Android accounting for 84.6% of all smartphones shipped in Q2 2014, according to IDC, it’s not surprising that Android would get hit the most. What is surprising, however, is that attacks against Android significantly outstrip its market share:Source: Kaspersky Lab, 2014It’s a booming business on Android, as the report points out: “[I]n the first half of 2014 alone, 175,442 new unique Android malicious programs were detected. That is 18.3% (or 32,231 malicious programs) more than in the entire year of 2013.” Other findings include:Over the course of a year, Kaspersky Lab security products reported 3,408,112 malware detections on the devices of 1,023,202 users; In the past year, the number of attacks per month was up nearly 10x, from 69,000 in August 2013 to 644,000 in March 2014; The number of users attacked also increased rapidly, from 35,000 in August 2013 to 242,000 in March; 59.06% of malware detections related to programs capable of stealing users’ money; Trojans designed to send SMS messages were the most widespread malicious programs in the reporting period, accounting for 57.08% of all detections.And one particularly interesting point? Nearly 52% of all malware attacks stay within Russian borders, according to Kaspersky Lab:Source: Kaspersky Lab, 2014The report authors are quick to point out that this percentage is skewed by the high number of devices they track in Russia, coupled with Russia’s heavy reliance on mobile payment services, making it a ripe target for hackers. But even if we cut its number in half, it still looks much more susceptible to malware.The Malware Is UsNot that we have it any better in the US. In part because Android isn’t as dominant here, the US gets off with just 1.13% of all malware attacks. And yet we may have far more “malware” coming from our government than others do.As the Electronic Frontier Foundation declares:The US government, with assistance from major telecommunications carriers including AT&T, has engaged in a massive illegal dragnet surveillance of domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans since at least 2001. Such surveillance doesn’t come through the front door. As Apple indicates, less than 0.00385% of Apple customers had data disclosed due to government information requests. That’s 250 or fewer such requests. Even despite the Lilliputian number, Apple announced that it’s shutting down backdoor access to iOS device data, encrypting all iPhone data, and not just the small sliver it used to encrypt. This is a good start, but it won’t be enough to thwart a dedicated hacker … or CIA bureaucrat.Security expert Bruce Schneier explains:The recent decades have given [law enforcement] an unprecedented ability to put us under surveillance and access our data. Our cell phones provide them with a detailed history of our movements. Our call records, e-mail history, buddy lists, and Facebook pages tell them who we associate with. The hundreds of companies that track us on the Internet tell them what we’re thinking about. Ubiquitous cameras capture our faces everywhere. And most of us back up our iPhone data on iCloud, which the FBI can still get a warrant for. It truly is the golden age of surveillance.This isn’t to suggest that we’re immune to hackers, Russian or otherwise, or that the US government is an evil Big Brother determined to spy on our every move. (I have four kids and my night life is considered wild if I have steamed milk and honey before going to sleep at 10:00. I’d be boring to watch.)But it does reflect the perverse realities of mobile security today. In Russia, the greatest threat is the black-hatted hacker. In the U.S., it’s the white-hatted spy.I’m not sure which is worse. Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Android#Android malware#Bruce Schneier#Electronic Frontier Foundation#Kaspersky Lab#malware#privacy#security#spying#surveillance center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

a month agoNewcastle director Charnley in contract talks with four players

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle director Charnley in contract talks with four playersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United managing director Lee Charnley is in the process of securing several players to new deals.The Evening Chronicle says four players are in contract talks with the club.Behind the scenes, the next few weeks and months will be crucial. Martin Dubravka is close to signing a new deal and Charnley has been in discussions with the representatives of the nucleus of the squad about extending their contracts.Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden and Fabian Schar’s contracts are all up in 2021. last_img

CES Transportation secretary skips show amid gov shutdown

first_imgLAS VEGAS — The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground.THIS SHOW WON’T GO ONThe Trump administration has some ideas about the future of commercial drones and self-driving technology, but it won’t be sharing them at CES this week amid an ongoing partial government shutdown.CES organizers say U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has cancelled a planned Wednesday keynote address at the Las Vegas tech conference.Her decision to skip the event came several days after Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and several other scheduled federal government speakers told CES they wouldn’t be coming because of the shutdown.Chao had planned to speak about U.S. policies affecting drones and self-driving vehicles.FRESH BREAD, NO BAKERThat smell wafting through the CES show? Freshly baked bread.Wilkinson Baking Co. unveiled a 22-foot machine that can bake 10 loaves of bread every hour — no baker needed. But a human is needed to dump the ingredients into the machine, which then mixes them, forms the dough and starts baking. Someone also needs to slice the bread, although the company says it’s working on a way for the machines to do that, too.The BreadBot, as it’s called, is being pitched to supermarkets as a way to deliver fresh bread to shoppers who are increasingly worried about the ingredients in their foods. The machine is all glass, so customers can watch bread get made. They then select the loaf they want on a touch screen, sort of like a vending machine.Three local supermarkets are already testing it. The company says a couple of big chains have agreed to try it out soon, but it won’t say which.SMART BRAIs your bra dumb? An underwear company is pitching a solution to an age-old problem for women: finding a bra that actually fits.In the past, women could get help from an expert human in finding their right size. A simple measuring tape wouldn’t do, as it doesn’t reflect other factors such as the shape of a woman’s breasts. But these old-school “bra fitters” are hard to find these days.To address that, a company called Soma has added some circuits to a brassiere and connected it to an app.The Soma Innofit has four lines of circuitry hooked up to a circuit board in the back, which then connects to an app via Bluetooth. The smart $59 bra then recommends a bra — from Soma’s line, of course.The smart bra isn’t meant for regular wearing, though it could be used again if sizes change because of pregnancy or other factors. The company says people who don’t want to buy one can use it at a Soma store.CASH FOR KIDSHow do you teach children the value of money when there is no cash around?Pigzbe is offering an electronic cash device with a digital currency called Wollo. It connects to an app that explains how money is earned and spent. Parents can set tasks that children complete to receive Wollo currency.Trouble comes when your kid tries to spend Wollo at a store. The currency needs to be connected to a card to spend as real money in the real world.And to get Pigzbe, parents also have to fork out some real money — $99.___AP video journalist Jona Kallgren contributed to this report.Matt O’Brien And Joseph Pisani, The Associated Presslast_img read more

BC legislation only applies to Trans Mountain project proponent argues

first_imgShe says the proposed law would present more risk than private-sector proponent Kinder Morgan was willing to accept and it sold the pipeline and related assets to Canada for $4.5 billion last year.Since the expansion project was first officially proposed in 2013, Killoran says it has been through the largest review in the National Energy Board’s history, a number of court challenges and faced protesters and blockades in B.C.She says the energy board ruled the expansion, which would triple the capacity of the pipeline, is in the Canadian public interest because the country cannot get all its available energy resources to Pacific markets including Asia.B.C. has argued the proposed rules are not intended to block the project but instead aim to protect its environment from spills and would require companies to pay for any damages, but Killoran disagreed.“Trans Mountain will be directly and significantly impacted by the proposed legislation. Indeed, we say it is the target of the proposed legislation,” she told a panel of five judges on Thursday.First Nations, the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, and environmental group Ecojustice have delivered arguments in support of B.C.’s proposed rules, in part because of concerns about the local impacts of possible spills. Killoran says the energy board recognized that there is a wealth of evidence about the fate and behaviour of diluted bitumen and there is further research underway.The board also disputed the views of project opponents including Vancouver that the company hadn’t provided enough information about disaster-response plans, and also recognized that spill prevention was a part of pipeline design, she says.The Appeal Court is hearing a reference case filed by B.C. that asks whether the province has the authority to enact the amendments. Canada opposes the amendments because it says Ottawa, not provinces, has exclusive jurisdiction over inter-provincial infrastructure.The Trans Mountain pipeline runs from the Edmonton area to Metro Vancouver and the expansion would increase the number of tankers in Burrard Inlet seven-fold. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The proponent of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says legislation proposed by British Columbia is targeting the project and would significantly impact it.A lawyer for Trans Mountain ULC is asking the B.C. Court of Appeal to reject proposed amendments to the province’s Environmental Management Act that would create a permitting system for heavy oil transporters.Maureen Killoran says Trans Mountain, which has operated since 1953, is the only pipeline that transports liquid petroleum to the West Coast and the only pipeline to which the legislation would apply.last_img read more