Paul Cork

Paul Cork

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Sweden
Blok gjorde entré som en alternativ, digital fastighetsmäklartjänst på den finska marknaden 2017.Nu tar Blok klivet in i Sverige.Processen att sälja bostäder i Sverige är väldigt lik den finska”, säger Bloks Sverige-vd Ludvig Hjalmarsson.”Dessutom är svenskar väldigt öppna för nya digitala innovationer.Bloks försäljningsprocess innefattar bland annat digitala signeringar, virtuella visningar och automatiserade värderingar genom algoritmer.Budgivning sker via Bloks plattform, där budgivare verifierar sig med e-legitimation, vilket enligt Blok själva är ett sätt att minimera förekomsten av falska bud.
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Ett jordskred har inträffat i en sluttning norr om Lökeberg i Kungälvs kommun.Jordmassorna lossnade från en sluttning och har glidit ner i havet.Enligt flera medier var det byggarbetare som arbetade i området som slog larm om skredet.Det finns dock inga uppgifter om personskador.– En av grävmaskinisterna var lite skärrad, han fick springa för sitt liv, säger Linus Olsson, som kom till platsen precis efter skredet, till P4 Väst.Händelsen inträffade vid Bastevik på onsdagsförmiddagen.
UK
Where one Hoff once claimed victory for helping to tear down the iron curtain, the real Hoff – Gordon, an exec at DXC – is seeking to erect new barriers with the EU.Hoff, of the Gordon variety, moonlights as veep and general manager at DXC's UK financial services sector but he is also working up a sweat by using his spare time to dabble in politics – and is set to stand as a Brexit Party candidate for Worthing West.He was born in the US and worked in San Francisco as veep for payments and wholesale operations, before he used his sector knowledge to move into the tech world, first with IBM and then HPE – both roles in sunny Sydney, Australia.The Worthing Brexit Party website claims Hoff, who landed in Brexit Britain in 2018, has "realised a lifelong dream of living and working in south east England and enjoys living in vibrant seaside cities".Vibrancy is subjective: for some, the local bowling clubs, the fine art deco pier and the greatest concentration of Stone Age flint mines are enough to pump their 'nads.Yet others might say the rise and fall in DXC's fortunes over the past year has been quite racy indeed...
China
If you want to find some cheap chinese gadgets, then you should not limit yourself browsing and searching just the endless wares of the chinese e-shops or Aliexpress, but you should also take a peek at good old Ebay.Because slightly suprisingly there are tons of chinese stuff there too for solid prices and with the benefits of Ebay customer protections and other perks.Today we have for you once again two interesting deals, so how about Huawei CM33 earphones or super cheap robotic cleaner for under $25 ?With the rise of the wireless earphones it would maybe seem the classical wired ones are going out of favor, but many users still actually prefer the old school.After all with them you are never going out of battery power or experience hiccups with connection.And the Huawei CM33 is just that, classical earphones, but with the sprinkle of the modern style too, because they have the USB Type-C connector instead of the 3.5 mm jack.
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Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced reaching a distribution deal with Amazon for Disney Plus, CNBC reported Thursday afternoon.The agreement will see Amazon's Fire TV devices carry the upcoming streaming service, according to The Wall Street Journal.Disney Plus confirmed the deal to CNET, saying Iger made the comments during Disney's earnings call late Thursday.The deal follows Disney and Amazon's discussions over the terms of carrying Disney apps on the Fire TV device, according to the WSJ report.Amazon's Fire sticks offer a way for people to stream online content to their TVs.Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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“Intelligent data cloud analysis of signals from the past 30 days”Microsoft is extending its inbuilt vulnerability assessment capabilities to cover Windows Servers 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019, in a public preview launching this month, building out a Threat and Vulnerability Management (TVM) offering already available for system admins overseeing desktops running Windows 10The release will mean customers can find and fix Windows server vulnerabilities across the entire stack, including OS components, Microsoft apps, and even third-party software, Microsoft said; one of a series of well-received security enhancements revealed at its Ignite conference in Florida this week.It does so by creating a security task or ticket through integration with Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).”Among the other previews: Microsoft App Guard in Office, which opens attachments in a micro-virtual machine (VM).Rob Lefferts, Corporate VP, Microsoft Security, said: “You will be able to open an untrusted Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file in a virtualized container.
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Timoeshenko and Ehrenfest developed their theory in years 1911-1912; since then thousands of papers have been published on the subject but no book summarizing their results has been written.Handbook on Timoshenko-Ehrenfest Beam and Uflyand-Mindlin Plate Theories discusses numerous controversial issues, like the issue of the second spectrum, shear correction coefficient, matter of priority.It retails US$242 / £215 (hardback).To order or know more about the book, visit http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/10890.Prior to joining the Florida Atlantic University, he taught for one year at the Abkhazian University, Sukhumi, Republic of Georgia, and 18 years at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa where he became a full professor in 1984.In 2016, he was awarded the ASME Worcester Reed Warner Medal in literature "for seminal contributions to the permanent literature of engineering research through highly praised books on probabilistic theory of structures, elastic stability, the stochastic finite element method, safety factors and reliability of composite structures; and numerous breakthrough research papers over past 40 years" and the William B Johnson Inter-Professional Founders Award "in recognition for a lifetime achievement of accomplishments in applied mechanics research and instruction which affect world-wide advancement of business, culture, and learning", Engineers Council, in 2019.
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Volvo Bussar och transportföretaget Transdev har tecknat ett avtal om närmare 160 elbussar.Affären presenterades på en pressträff på tisdagen, rapporterar Göteborgs-Posten.Transdev vann i somras upphandlingen om att köra Västtrafiks bussar i Göteborg, Mölndal och Partille _ ett tioårsavtal värt omkring åtta miljarder kronor.I samband med det meddelade bolaget också att cirka 160 nya elbussar ska sättas in på Västtrafiks linjer.Nu är det klart att 157 eldrivna Volvobussar ska sättas i drift nästa år.Enligt Volvo är affären den hittills största i Europa av i sitt slag.
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Lösningen var att blanda i 40 procent spillmaterial.Ingenjörer vid ryska Far Eastern Federal Universitys Military Studies Center ville ta fram en betong som bättre kan motstå explosioner och nedslag.Det handlar bland annat om att materialet ska skydda mot terrorangrepp – exempelvis störtande flygplan, som vid attacken mot Pentagon i USA.De ryska ingenjörerna hällde i en rad olika spillmaterial i sin blandning, och slutprodukten består till 40 procent av billiga rester – i form av aska från brända risskal, krossat spill av kalksten och kiselhaltig sand.Resultatet är en betong som är sex till nio gånger mer spricktålig än de produkter som tillverkas under den sovjetiska GOST-standarden.Det var viktigt för oss att betongen håller samman så länge som möjligt innan den första sprickan uppstår, för när betongstrukturen väl spricker så är det totala sönderfallet bara en tidsfråga, säger överstelöjtnant Roman Fediuk, professor vid Military Studies Center till Eurek Alert.
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Blizzard announced the action role-playing game during its BlizzCon opening ceremonies today in Anaheim, California.It is coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.A demo will be playable at the show.Barbarian, the Sorceress, and the Druid are the first three classes announced for the game.All three are returning classes from past titles in the series.The trailer was creepy and violent, giving off a much darker tone than what we saw in Diablo III.
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(November 1, 2019) --Tufts University researchers have transplanted engineered pancreatic beta cells into diabetic mice, then caused the cells to produce more than two to three times the typical level of insulin by exposing them to light.The light-switchable cells are designed to compensate for the lower insulin production or reduced insulin response found in diabetic individuals.The study published in ACS Synthetic Biology shows that glucose levels can be controlled in a mouse model of diabetes without pharmacological intervention.Insulin is a hormone that plays a central role in precisely controlling levels of circulating glucose - the essential fuel used by cells -.Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).In type I diabetes, the beta cells, which are the only cells in the body that produce insulin, are destroyed by the immune system resulting in complete lack of the hormone.
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Virtual reality and even augmented reality seem to have taken a backseat to other tech news of late but that may be partly due to the growing maturity of the technologies.In other words, they’re no longer as groundbreaking or as odd as they were at the start.That said, VR and especially AR are still pretty much out of reach of the majority of users and even developers, which is why Google is heavily pushing for the wide adoption of WebXR standards that are coming to Chrome starting with version 79 beta.Browsers have become powerful pieces of software, powerful enough to run, not just stream, 3D graphics and games.Mobile web browsers are even more powerful because of their ability to tap the phone’s hardware, particularly motion sensors and cameras.Coincidentally, these are the very same capabilities needed for VR and AR programs.
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In conjunction with the launch of the ipad mini, Plus the fit of the internet and the mobile operator Telenor is to launch the integration of the TV application, for its Set to Stream as well.as the People enter the is first in the Nordic countries there is.What this means is that customers will be able to see and search through all of the content on the service, the app, instead of having to go to Telenor's own app, and thus there is a uniform interface that allows the TELEVISION to the app in particular.Telenor's tv-director, Leif Björklund said in a press release that the company is supporting Apple's focus on a single location for all of the different streaming services, so that users can search through all of the content at the same time.On the Apple TV requires a Set-inclusion as an update to the SCREEN, the OS article 13 (2).It is not clear if this means that you will need to update the IOS to article 13 (2), and the Mac OS, the Service 10.15.1.
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Last month, a massive group of business leaders and health officials gathered for one of the biggest events in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.Almost 350 parties showed up to pledge support for the AMR Challenge, a program whose goal is to make countries and corporations get serious about a major threat facing humanity: the gradual but catastrophic loss of drugs that can treat life-threatening infections, which leads to an estimated 700,000 deaths each year.Dozens of hospital networks, both giant and small, pledged to reduce the prescriptions they write in-house, to keep from encouraging resistance.Huge retailers committed to tracking animal antibiotic use; Walmart, for instance, agreed to set guidelines for the suppliers that funnel meat to its more than 5,000 stores.Pharmaceutical manufacturers including Merck, one of the few US-based companies still making antibiotics, laid out a plan to invest more in basic research on new compounds.Fifty-five pharma and biotech companies promised to develop better rapid tests, which prevent unnecessary prescriptions, including Accelerate Diagnostics, based in Arizona, which committed a $100 million program.
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WhatsApp confirmed that Israeli technology company NSO Group was behind a vulnerability in its voice-over-internet-protocol calling feature that it identified and corrected in May.The Facebook-owned messaging application did not identify NSO Group by name when it revealed the vulnerability in May, but Financial Times did, reporting that its code was installed on both iPhones and Android smartphones by exploiting the bug in the app’s audio call feature, and the spyware could be installed whether or not the recipient answered the calls, with those calls often disappearing from victims’ call logs.According to FT, the spyware used in the attack was Pegasus, from NSO Group, which is licensed to governments for the purpose of gaining access to people’s devices during investigations.NSO Group said at the time, “The company does not operate the system and, after a rigorous licensing and vetting process, intelligence and law enforcement determine how to use the technology to support their public safety missions.We investigate any credible allegations of misuse and if necessary, we take action, including shutting down the system.”WhatsApp global head Will Cathcart wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post Tuesday, revealing that WhatsApp and parent company Facebook filed a complaint against NSO Group in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
UK
Three has appealed to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to intervene in the purchase of cell towers.Spanish-based Cellnex is poised to purchase approximately 7,400 mobile masts from Arqiva, making the former the biggest independent operator of masts in the UK.Three is concerned that that kind of real estate could put Cellnex in the position to charge as much as it likes for access to its sites, without having Arqiva around to compete with and drive down prices."The proposed acquisition of Arqiva’s telecoms business by Cellnex threatens to hinder the UK’s position in the global 5G race giving Cellnex control of over 80pc of independent mobile sites in the UK," said a Three spokesperson (via Telegraph).“At a time when operators are focused on deploying 5G as quickly as possible, the creation of a new monopoly may increase the costs of rollout, reducing investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure, negatively impacting consumers.”Mobile networks are still rolling out their 5G service, although smartphone manufacturers like OnePlus and Google are in the 'it's too early camp' and are holding off on 5G devices until the infrastructure is in place to support it.
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"Fortnite: Chapter 2" brings the biggest changes the game has seen since it launched in 2017, including a brand-new map for the wildly popular battle royale mode.Over the last two years "Fortnite" has become the world's most popular video game, welcoming more than 250 million players and earning more than $2.4 billion from in-game microtransactions."Fortnite" has managed to stay at the top of the video game world with weekly updates that constantly add new weapons, outfits, and special events to keep players interested.Epic Games used a seasonal model to big major changes during "Fortnite's" first phase, with a major update coming every 10 weeks.While the original "Fortnite" map changed periodically, "Chapter 2" marks the first time Epic has created a brand new island for the battle royale mode.Players can interact with the environment in new ways, with swimming effects and the ability to hide in tight spaces like barrels and haystacks.
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After being offline for roughly 40 hours, the battle royale game returned Tuesday as Fortnite Chapter 2, featuring a whole new map and a bunch of fresh features.This was Fortnite's seventh major in-game event since developer Epic Games started putting on a grand finale to cap off each season last June.Here's my countdown of the best Fortnite events.Soon, clues began popping up, including Morse code messages and emergency test patterns in TVs on the island.This kickstarted all the events following it, including the black hole.The southwest part of the island was covered in snow, and Epic added a variety of costumes, items and other in-game content to go with the holiday season.
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Earlier this week, a report published in The Sun claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor has a security flaw.Apparently, certain “gel cover”-style screen protectors can confuse the ultrasonic sensor, and if you register a fingerprint while the cover is applied, then the phone can start unlocking itself for anyone’s fingerprint, not just those you’ve registered.After initially issuing a statement saying that customers should only use “Samsung authorized accessories” with their device, Samsung now says it’s going to fix the issue.The company told BBC News that it is “aware of the case of S10’s malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch.” One Twitter user claimed that the Note 10, which uses a similar sensor, is also susceptible to the same issue.Since the S10 was announced, we’ve known that it doesn’t work well with certain kinds of screen protectors.In a video posted back in February, Marques Brownlee demonstrated how the phone will struggle to identify a previously registered fingerprint after you apply a thick glass screen protector.
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Four-hundred years ago next fall, a ship called the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, to the New World.Next year, to mark the fourth centenary of the Mayflower voyage, another ship will follow in its wake, traveling from Plymouth in the United Kingdom across the Atlantic.And it’ll do it next September, the same month that the original Mayflower made its perilous 60-day crossing.“IBM pioneered the computing systems used to help put man on the moon, so it seems apt for us to be on this mission to create a system capable of real-time self-navigation of the ocean.”A Mayflower for the 21st century“A couple of years ago, I was meeting with some folks from the city of Plymouth,” Brett Phaneuf, president of marine autonomy company Submergence Group and the originator of the project, told us.
UK
The mainstream part of the internet was awash with stories about an amazing Primark delivery hack yesterday, after someone working for The Sun or the Daily Mail discovered that third-parties are buying Primark gear and listing it on Amazon for home delivery.Given Primark still doesn't offer an online shopping option, this was seen as something of a staggering retail revolution.Only Primark is now saying this unbelievable shopping hack you won't believe is too good to believe, as, inevitably, prices are being raised for the privilege of having its stuff posted to your home.The retailer says it has no official relationship with Amazon and that: "... any Primark products which appear on the site are being re-sold by third parties, at higher prices," which is fine if you live 54 miles away from a Primark and don't mind paying a little bit extra, but people who don't check or assume Amazon's always cheapest may well end up paying more.Substantially more, it turns out, as enterprising resellers have been loading up on some of Primark's more aspirational womenswear ranges and the branded Harry Potter merchandise it sells exclusively, with some resale prices on Amazon hitting very nearly double the cost of the in-store original.
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Close on the heels of making it easy for users to spot phishing scams, Instagram is tightening its grip over third-party access to user data.The Facebook-owned photo-sharing social network is now adding a new feature that allows individuals to “manage all of the third-party services they connect to their Instagram account.”The option can be accessed by heading to Settings > Security > Apps and Websites.In addition to providing a handy list of all websites which have access to your Instagram information, it’s adding a new authorization screen that asks for your explicit consent before sharing your data with a specific third-party app.The new privacy controls are expected to be a gradual rollout, and may take as long as six months to become available to everyone.Third-party app access has been a thorny privacy issue in the aftermath of Facebook‘s Cambridge Analytica data scandal, prompting the Menlo Park tech giant to suspend “tens of thousands” of apps as part of an ongoing “App Developer Investigation” into improper data use.
Sweden
Facebooks föreslagna kryptovaluta Libra har varit en ”viktig katalysatorhändelse” för reformer.Det uppgav Riksbankens ordförande Stefan Ingves i en CNBC-intervju.”När Libra dök upp ur det blå tvingade det oss att tänka hårt på vad vi gör,” sa Ingves.Riksbankschefen underströk i intervjun att hans jobb är att ta fram tjänster kring svenska kronan som är bekväma för den svenska medborgaren.”Om jag är bra på det sett till den tekniska aspekten så har jag inga problem.Men om vi börjar att ge ut 20 kilos kopparmynt som vi gjorde 1668 så kommer vi att snart vara i konkurs”, sade Ingves.
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On July 7, 1908, the cutter Albatross was cruising the volcanic islands of Alaska when the sea began to swell into a dome the size of the nation’s Capitol building, as one account noted with admirable specificity.It bulged and bulged some more until it ruptured, releasing a plume of gas and steam that spewed from the sea with such intensity that “the spellbound spectators began to fear they would be engulfed in a terrific cataclysm,” wrote William Thornton Prosser in his essay “Nature Turned Sorceress.”The Earth that day had burped—big time.An underwater volcano released a cloud of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and water vapor that rose to the surface as a bubble before destabilizing and exploding, giving the officers of the Albatross a show few humans had ever witnessed—and few have witnessed since.That is, until late 2016, when a nearby underwater volcano named Bogoslof (its summit peeks just above the water, forming Bogoslof Island), began acting up, and fancy microphones 40 miles away happened to be listening.By analyzing low-frequency infrasounds (which our own ears can’t pick up) coming from the area, researchers have determined that for over half a year, the volcano released gas in the same variety of massive bubbles the Albatross crew spied, over and over.
Sweden
Rather than burning the limestone at a 1-to 450 ° carbon uses the MIT in the one of electrolysis.in the cement production accounts for eight percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide and will, in Sweden, in the second place, for the steel industry.The so-called portland cement, which we have been using for close to 200 years, and is a mixture of finely ground limestone, sand and clay, which is burnt to cement clinker at temperatures of approximately 1 450 degrees centigrade.the Source of power is coal, and in order to produce one tonne of cement, it takes about 200 kg of coal.But the production process also includes any other source of pollution.About 60 per cent of the carbon dioxide occurs by the chemical reaction that happens when limestone is heated.
China
Chinese hackers have launched a broad campaign against international minority groups, nongovernmental organizations, and governments, distributing weaponized documents through email, cybersecurity researchers say.Why it matters: The group, dubbed Mustang Panda, is an advanced persistent threat (APT) group, typically state-backed hackers involved in long-term clandestine espionage campaigns.The latest offensive has run since November 2018 and covers a wide range of governmental and private sector targets.China’s state-backed hackers often target countries and industries that are strategically important, including nations that form part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and sectors aligned with the country’s technological development goals.“The lure documents are themed to be relevant to their targets, and in some cases are copies of legitimate documents that are publicly available… The use of United Nations’ documents regarding activities in the Middle East may also be indicative of think-tank targeting.”—Researchers at cybersecurity firm Anomali
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Westminster Hall debate shows parties in harmony over sticking their oar inA minister has said that future Internet of Things and data regulation will take into account "decisions that we need to be aware we are making" when handing personal data over to tech companies.Junior tech policy minister Matt Warman told a Westminster Hall debate of MPs last week that the IoT "represents a whole new chapter of how technology is becoming more common in our homes".The debate occurred on the same day as the incumbent UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, co-signed a letter with the US attorney general and Aussie Home Affairs minister requesting that Facebook "does not proceed with its plan to implement end-to-end encryption... without including a means for lawful access to the content of communications..."One-time Ofcom gros fromage Chi Onwurah MP secured the debate, supposedly as a discussion about IoT regulation.It veered a bit into Labour Party electioneering for a new digital society based on heavy regulation of largely American tech and data-trading companies.
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The company’s new credit card-sized Tile Slim is designed to track your wallet, while the small, puck-shaped Tile Sticker is meant to be stuck onto laptops, TV remotes, skateboards, and bicycles.It’s about as thick as three credit cards, but I basically forgot I was carrying it around with me by the end of the week.When Tile first told me about the Tile Sticker (which is available in a two-pack for $39.99), I was initially most excited to try attaching it to my bicycle, since theft rates in my neighborhood are notoriously high.This DIY solution survived a couple of cycle rides, but it never felt completely secure, and I was a little worried the Tile Sticker was going to drop off.Impressively, when its adhesive finally did give way to my efforts to remove it, there wasn’t any sign on the laptop’s surface that something had been so firmly attached.I like the idea of a tracker that’s designed to attach to anything, but you have to have reasonable expectations of what the Tile Sticker can attach to.
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On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Parker Hall dig into the trending tech stories of the day, including Microsoft’s updated Surface devices, improving on facial recognition, the Uber Copter is up and running, Sony finally opening up to cross-platforming, and more.We then talk with Michael Umansky, chief executive officer of Ink, about how A.I.is aiding in next-generation SEO platforms.Joseph Ansanelli, CEO of Gladly, talks with Nibler about how to tailor customer service, and how to address your customers in ways that work best for them.Next, we chat with actor Jon Bernthal, star of Ubisoft’s new game Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, who talks about what it’s like to play a villain.It’s time again for our Work/Life segment with Ciara Pressler, founder and author of Pregame, who discusses how to up your value in the business world.
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The South African Constitution provides strong protections for transgender people like Mabika, but on the rough streets of the country's townships those words mean little.Mabika has struggled to find a job.Walking through the township, she is frequently harassed or called a "moffie"—a derogatory slur for trans women.Mabika is one of the six subjects featured in South African photographer Lee-Ann Olwage's new series, BlackDragMagic, which she created in collaboration with Cape Town drag artist Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie.Olwage met Ka-Fassie while working on a previous series documenting the flourishing Cape Town drag scene.Together, they came up with the idea of doing a photo shoot in one of South Africa's townships, the settlements where non-whites were forced to live during apartheid.
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