The Daily: October 16
Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Daily: October 16

We scour the news so you don't have to

Written by Jasmine Crocker
Cyber Streetwise Campaign
Cyber crime is on the rise. Nowadays, the average British woman has around 18 password-protected accounts.
However, of that 19% never change their passwords. Get Safe Online recommend an acronym to help you remember your password and to ensure that it is complex. Worryingly, 20% of women use a pet's name as a password, 15% use a significant date i.e. wedding anniversary, which might be easily guessable.

Despite 95% of Britons saying it is their own responsibility to protect themselves online, two thirds are risking their safety by not using symbols in passwords. The new statistics are revealed during Cyber Security Awareness Month and ahead of Get Safe Online week.

Pet's Come Out on Top
Figures announced by Vetsure Pet Insurance display that 75% of pet owners say their pet is equally, if not more, important than other family members, with an added 59% of Brits buying luxury products for their pets at least once a month.

Ashley Gray, vet and founder of Vetsure Pet Insurance explains: "This research highlights that the special relationship we have with our pets is becoming ever closer and more complex. As pet owners we are benefiting more and more from our pets on an emotional level - in ways that our 'non-furry' loved ones just can't replicate.

Pets don't judge us, they are incredibly forgiving of our faults and usually give more than they get from the relationship. How can any partner compete with that?!"

Blackpool airport as it closes its doors after 105-years
The last flight departed for the Isle of Man at 5pm, the Lancashire airport officially shut its doors for the final time at 6pm, forcing 118 people out of work.

It was one of the first UK aviation sites, opening in 1909 when more than 200,000 spectators gathered to watch legendary airman Frenchman Henri Farman take to the air to perform an air show. In 1927 it was opened to the paying public, offering flights to and from the Isle of Man.

By 1950 had become a vital transport link, with passengers passing through the airport to travel to Manchester, London, Leeds, Birmingham, Southport and Glasgow.

In 1941, Britain's famous female aviator Amy Johnson set left Blackpool for RAF Kidlington in Oxfordshire on what became be her final flight.

Record-breaking cow saved from slaughter
Blosom the cow has been saved from her fate at the slaughter house. At 6ft 4ins, she is too tall for the slaughter house and is now being kept as a pet. Blosom, a Holstein Fresian is the main attraction at Patty Hanson's farm in Orangeville, Illinois.

Speaking to RRStar.com, Ms Hanson said 'Blosom is the pride of the farm.'

Blosom is clearly very popular and has her own Facebook page updated with recent photos of her and messages of support from her admirers.

Ms Hanson explained, 'I love to share her with my guests and she loves to greet them.'

British Army veteran shares wisdom on Ebola
Jim Masters was leading expedition in Africa when outbreak occurred in 1976 and helped to set up quarantine zone along Ebola River.

The forces knew little about where the infection originated and how it was spread. What they were aware of was that it killed 90%of those who became infected.

Masters was recruited to help distribute medical supplies. He set up the quarantine zone, then flew a specialist U.S. medical team in by helicopter.

Of the medics he said: 'I was lost in admiration for them as already members of the staff had died at their posts from the effects of the fever.

'I came to realise that it is not just enough to find cures for the illnesses we already know about but to be on guard against the new developments which evolve with life itself.'


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