UN health project to benefit 5 million people in DPR Korea

“This health project, funded by the Republic of Korea, is making a measurable difference in the health of women and children in the DPR Korea,” UN World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for Health Action in Crises Ala Alwan said today at a meeting in Seoul to renew the agreement for its second year. “People directly benefit when health workers are trained, and hospitals and clinics have the equipment necessary to help women to give birth, or save people who need emergency care,” he added. The project aims to improve the standards for health care and public health in DPRK with a particular focus on the needs of women and children and is also helping to retrain health professionals and improve county hospitals and Ri (community) clinics. Specifically, it is supplying equipment for 60 county hospitals and 1,200 Ri clinics, has brought in 35 ambulances, and 3,000 medical bags for doctors. It is also upgrading emergency rooms and delivery areas in 30 county hospitals, the laboratories of 20 county hospitals, four provincial blood centres, and blood transfusion services in 10 county hospitals. The equipment, vehicles and supplies have been either provided in-kind by the ROK or purchased internationally. The project began early in 2006 and is slated to last five years, at the end of which the entire health care system, including some 200 counties and 4,000 Ri, will have basic equipment and supplies for essential care for mothers and children. Advanced information technology will also be available to around 300,000 health workers. 13 February 2007Some 5 million people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are benefiting from a five-year $20-million United Nations health project funded by the Republic of Korea to improve the health of women and children. read more

India offers fully funded training programmes for Sri Lankans

After applying online, the applicant may take a printout of the application and send it to:  Director, UN, TA & NGO Division, External Resources Department, 3rd Floor, the Treasury, Secretariat Building, Colombo 01, with a copy to the High Commission of India, 36-38, Galle Road, Colombo – 03.   The terms and conditions and guidelines for applicants may be seen at https://www.itecgoi.in/terms_and_conditions.php Those who are interested can apply for ITEC courses online (https://www.itecgoi.in/meaportal/registerApplicant). The applicants can choose their own login email ID and create their login password. They can check on the status of their application online. India is offering more than 40 training courses, spread over a multitude of sectors, in various institutions in India for Sri Lankan officials (45 years of age and below) under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India from 15 January to 31 March 2018. The courses are fully funded by Government of India and cover airfare, accommodation, study tours, course fee, living allowance, book allowance etc, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said today. The streams include Leadership and Skill Development, International Trade, Management, Accounting, Water resources, Entrepreneurship, Renewable Energy, Governance, Telemedicine, IT, English language, Agriculture, Rural Development, Tourism etc. Details are available at https://www.itecgoi.in/coursecal.php read more

Buckeyes take Big Ten break as season winds down

The Ohio State men’s soccer team is taking a break from conference play as it plans to host its last non-conference game of the regular season.The No. 25 Buckeyes (8-3-3, 2-1-0) will face the West Virginia Mountaineers (6-2-5) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for their second-to-last home game of the season. West Virginia is coming to Columbus with a very young team, but have been playing very well lately.Coming off a win against Notre Dame, the Mountaineers will likely have a lot of momentum coming into this game. West Virginia’s last loss was Sept. 18 against Louisville.“They’re playing very well right now. It will be a good chance for us to build some momentum going into Wisconsin next weekend,” coach John Bluem said. West Virginia typically plays well on the road as they have lost only once and tied twice to push their road record to 3-1-2.Three of the four games that remain for the Buckeyes will be conference play. Those games are the most important, Bluem said.One of the goals for the team is to win the Big Ten Championship by beating Penn State on Sunday. They positioned themselves to do that.The Buckeyes, along with Indiana and Wisconsin, are tied for second in the standings, each with six points. Penn State is still the leader with seven points. The top spot is there for OSU, but the Buckeyes will have to win all three conference games to capture the Big Ten title.“We’ve kept our hopes alive,” Bluem said.Now, the Buckeyes just need to go out and win.The game begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The time was moved up two hours because of potential traffic delays at the Schottenstein Center later in the evening thanks to the Cavs game. read more

Womens Volleyball Ohio State faces two Big Ten matchups after upsetting No

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrates after defeating No. 4 Penn State in four sets on Sept. 23. Credit: Miranda Lipton | Lantern ReporterFollowing their upset against No. 4 Penn State on Sunday, Ohio State does not have much time to prepare for their next match. The Buckeyes will face two Big Ten opponents this week with Indiana at home on Wednesday, then travelling to College Park for a road game against Maryland on Sunday. Head coach Geoff Carlston is focused on keeping the team strong, allowing them to relish their victory while also keeping their focus heading into the rest of the season.“We just have to stay healthy,” Carlston said. “That’s the biggest thing — sort of managing our swing so we’re in the best position to win.”The team matches up against both of their opponents fairly evenly. The Buckeyes stand at 10-4 and 1-1 in the Big Ten, while the Hoosiers are 10-3 and 1-1 and Maryland is at 10-4 and 1-1. Redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jordan Fry said the sharp increase in talent and competition in the Big Ten brings on a new dynamic in their season.“The Big Ten has been crazy,” Fry said. “The first couple of games, I was nervous, but I know I can play well against anyone. As long as I have my teammates behind me I know we can all play well against anyone.”In the 2018 season, the Buckeyes have had 688 kills, 1817 total attacks, 261 errors and 74 service aces.Freshman outside hitter Mia Grunze leads the Buckeyes with 153 kills and freshman opposite hitter Vanja Bukilic leads with 2.94 kills per set. Averaging 13.35 kills per set, Indiana has recorded 2.77 blocks per set and has 67 total aces through  13 games played. Indiana redshirt junior outside hitter Kendall Beerman leads the Hoosiers with 161 kills and 3.43 kills per set. Maryland sophomore outside hitter Erika Pritchard has been solid all season for the Terrapins, averaging 4.22 kills per set. The Buckeyes will face Indiana at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. John Arena before heading to College Park, Maryland to face the Terrapins at 7 p.m. read more

Government providing €495 million for school clothing scheme up €21 million on

first_img 24 Comments 6,782 Views Monday 25 Jun 2018, 6:05 AM THE GOVERNMENT IS providing €49.5 million for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear scheme, an increase of €2.1 million on last year.The allowance will be paid to around 100,000 people in respect of 170,000 school children.It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.It’s a means-tested once-off payment aimed at helping families with the costs associated with children returning to school in the autumn. It is paid automatically in the week ending Friday 13 July.The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said, “The costs associated with children both starting and returning to school can put a lot of financial pressure on families throughout the country. The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance can make a real difference in helping families and is available for schoolchildren from the age of four in primary school up to the age of 22 for students who are in second level education.The Minister for Education Richard Bruton added, “I believe that we have to continue to put a greater emphasis on reducing the cost of school uniforms and other school costs.“Last year, I issued a circular to all schools requiring them to do everything possible to keep costs down for parents, including the use of generic items, sew on or iron on crests, and making sure that various elements of the uniform can be purchased in multiple stores.”To qualify the applicant must be in receipt of certain social welfare payments or taking part in training, employment or adult education schemes, with total household income below a certain threshold.Parents who have not previously received the payment but who think they may qualify are being encouraged to check their eligibility.Families can find out more about their eligibility here. http://jrnl.ie/4089227 Jun 25th 2018, 6:06 AM center_img Share7 Tweet Email By Cliodhna Russell Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

MovieBob Review DOCTOR STRANGE 2016

first_img Remembering Comics Legend Steve DitkoCarrie Coon Joins Infinity War, A Strange Sequel and More MCU News Stay on target The overall experience of watching Marvel’s Doctor Strange is like looking at a black light poster on uppers: It’s visually lovely, and you’re having a good time, but there’s also a small nagging sense that somebody might have brought the wrong drugs to the party.Now, that’s not a cause to panic or even disappointment, Marvel fan-persons: The movie is good – even great in some respects. The thing is, Marvel has gotten superhero movie-making down to such an exact science that, as it is with Pixar, it’s almost more interesting to just start from “yeah, it’s good” as an upfront assumption and focus on the smaller imperfections because at this point that’s more interesting discussion to be had on the review side. But for what it’s worth: Relax, Doctor Strange is a perfectly fine little film.Now, with that out of the way, let me ruin my too-clever-by-half drug reference by explaining the joke: You see, up until this point Doctor Stange was always one of those Marvel Comics characters who was all over the place but never really able to sustain his own comic for an especially long time. Everyone seemed to agree it was cool to have an on-call wizard around whenever Spider-Man or The Avengers or whoever had a magic problem, but not always enough to follow him on his own adventures because… well, Wizards are tough: Their exploits tend to be more esoteric than thrilling and the stakes are always vaguely defined.What did get popular about Doctor Strange was the intensely psychedelic art pioneered by creator Steve Ditko to depict the otherworldly cosmic magical ephemera Strange (a world-class surgeon who seeks out a magical cure for his accidentally-injured hands and instead discovers a new destiny as a Master of The Mystic Arts) would get wrapped up in; in as much as it turned the comics into an in the know cult item among the acid rock scene of the 60s and 70s: The tune-in, turn-on, Deadhead superhero of choice for the psychotropic set – even though Ditko and most subsequent creators generally denied that any “altered states” were involved in the book’s creation.Credit where it’s due: The filmmakers from director Scott Derrickson on down all seem to have completely and correctly understood that specific groove as a key part of Doctor Strange’s basic appeal: The mystical mumbo-jumbo that informs the mythos all affects an appropriately retro New Age vibe, Michael Giacchino’s score (easily the best sonic experience from a Marvel movie since Alan Silvestri’s Captain America and Avengers themes) makes sure to drop some sitar licks into the soundtrack and the often stunning visual effects employed to depict both the various magic-users’ reality bending powers and the cosmic realms they explore appear lovingly drawn from pop-surrealist artworks’ Greatest Hits catalogue: Not just Ditko’s original art but also prog-rock album covers, Magic Eye posters, MC Escher drawings and an entire whole dimension that looks like Dali by way of Lisa Frank.And the results, make no mistake, are pretty damn incredible. In some ways Doctor Strange is a smaller-scale Marvel movie (it’s almost refreshing how not massive and overblown it is, all things considered) and it really feels more like a standalone “Phase 1” movie than any of these have in awhile. The closest comparison would probably be the first Thor movie, but with the added benefit of those aforementioned mind-blowing visuals; and whenever the film does dive into the otherworldly, it comes close to being as legitimately mind-blowing as The Matrix’s “bullet-time” kung-fu felt back in 1999. When Strange and company are throttling through space and time, you just want to want lean back, “expand your mind” (or whatever today’s euphemism is and savor the trip… so it’s kind of too bad that the movie won’t just chill out and let you.See, the thing about psychedelia is: You don’t “rock out” to it – you “groove” to it. You soak, you savor, you drink it in and let the layers of the universe or spectrum of reality gradually reveal themselves. Combine that with a character who wrestles with the forces of the universe through magic words, hand gestures and ridiculously-named mystic relics rather than brute force and whose powers largely exempt him from the laws of physics, space or time and Doctor Strange feels like it’s ideal form ought to have been a more laid-back, blissed-out, “ride the mood stream” exploration/adventure kind of thing. But instead, it’s pretty clear that the filmmakers had accepted the idea that all superhero movies must also be “action movies,” so the film keeps going for propulsive momentum and kinetic fight scenes when deliberately-paced immersion and esoteric intellectual grappling might’ve been more appropriate.It’s a creative decision that doesn’t “kill” the movie by any stretch – in fact by forcing themselves to make an action film they’ve come up with some delightfully cool set pieces where the combatants are conjuring magic weapons, manipulating gravity, and even reality so that the various battlefields become kaleidoscopic maelstroms while retaining physical mass. One major setpiece involves people fighting in “real time” but the explosions and debris of the city collapsing around them is actually moving backwards in time – a “how’d they do that!?” jaw-dropper that’s worth the ticket price all on its own.Still, it’s just hard to shake the sense that letting the big ideas and visuals deliver the thrills on their own terms rather than reworking them into the reliable rollercoaster/fistfight templates might’ve made for a more unique and even better movie. It feels like they even knew this because the “real” final battle does end up being all about wits and clever use of altered-reality comprehension rather than conventional punching… there’s just maybe a little too much conventional punching to go through to get there. Fortunately, the only place that overall decision feels like it seriously detracts from the actual movie at hand is the pacing: The most interesting stuff in the movie by far is the second act when Stephen Strange is acting as audience-POV on a tour through all the new magical realms and artifacts and ideas he’s discovering while learning the mystic arts at Kamar-Taj; but the film is in too much of a hurry to get to the Act 3 battle stuff to let us really soak it in.It also could’ve given the film time to add some more mitigating nuance to the Orientalism and “whitewashing” issues inherent to the property that, yes, remain present and uncomfortable even as you watch the film wriggle and strain to work around them without junking the Doctor Strange mythos entirely. One can appreciate the attempts to rework The Ancient One and Kamar-Taj from a stereotypical ersatz Shangri-La into something closer to a multicultural New Age rainbow coalition, but a lot of it is half-measures that end up highlighting the problem. I think it helps a lot that Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, and Chiwetel Ejiofor are instantly three of the most interesting supporting characters in the entire Marvel Universe right out of the gate. But still, this is something they’ll probably have to address further – and also probably find more screen time for Rachel McAdams, whose character feels like she could be as interesting as Pepper Potts if they’d just gave her the room which (surprise!) she doesn’t quite get here.I feel like this probably sounds like a somewhat negative review, but as I said: The elements that make Doctor Strange overwhelmingly a good – occasionally very good – film are the elements you pretty much already knew were there when you saw the Marvel sticker on the front of it. The production values are aces, the action scenes are inventive, the visuals are gorgeous and most of all the hero and most of his supporting cast are terrifically-realized characters whose world you can’t wait to see more of and whose integration in the broader Cinematic Universe makes the prospect of several future films all the more exciting… even if their debut film could have stood to be a just a bit more Strange.last_img read more

Plantronics New RIG 300 and RIG 400 Pro Gaming Headsets Debut at

first_imgStay on target The RIG 500 Pro Series Headsets Are Perfect for Gamers on a BudgetPlantronics Announces New 500 Pro Series Gaming Headsets Plantronics is known for their lineup of affordable gaming headsets. The recently released RIG 500 Pro Series peripherals are perfect for gamers on a budget. Now, the company is set to release their most affordable devices yet with the new RIG 300 and RIG 400 Pro gaming headsets. The devices are not only easy on one’s wallet, they’re ideal for playing battle royale games like PUBG, Fortnite, and H1Z1: Battle Royale.According to the press release, the RIG 300 comes in four varieties: The HX for Xbox One, the HS for PlayStation 4, and HC for PC and other devices like the Nintendo Switch. Each headset features a modular, durable design with open earcups. The lightweight construction makes it easy to play comfortably during long gaming sessions. The headset does a good job of immersing players in sound but it still allows them to hear their real-world surroundings. Additional features include: SoundGuard acoustic safety technology for protecting one’s hearing from sudden audio spikes, 40mm drivers that help amplify audio detail, and adjustable game volume and mute with inline controls.The RIG 400 Pro HC is an updated version of the RIG 400. This version features the RIG Game Audio Dial (patent pending) that gives users fingertip volume control. It has dual-material ear cushions which block outside noise but are also comfortable to wear for many hours. It also has dynamic 40mm drivers with low-frequency resonators, and the ability to use Dolby Atmos for Headphones. The latter requires an activation code which comes with each headset. Note that Dolby Atmos is not available for PlayStation 4.Jack Reynolds, director of Gaming Products for Plantronics, said: “The new RIG 300 Series and RIG 400 PRO HC extend the mission of the RIG family, which is to ensure gamers have the best tools possible to take their gaming to the next level. We built the RIG line of headsets specifically, so gamers can hear more, react faster and play longer so they can get in the fight and win.”The RIG 300 series is available now on Plantronics’ site for $39.99. The RIG 400 Pro HC is now available at GameStop in the United States and other regional partners for $59.99. Each headset will be shown at this year’s Gamescom. For more information, head on over to the Plantronics website.A lot of these headsets are worn by your favorite Esports stars. You can relive the 11 Greatest Esports moments. Or read up on What SonicFox’s Evo Win Means For Geek Culture. And if you buy one of these amazing headsets you’ll want to be a pro gamer, so here’s how. Keep on top of all things gaming right here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

First of five public forums begins today discussing Community Choice Aggregation

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 29, 2019 Updated: 10:52 PMcenter_img First of five public forums begins today discussing Community Choice Aggregation 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The county is now considering CCA’s and is offering forums for people to learn more.Community Choice Forums:Monday, July 29 – Bonita Sunnyside Library, 6 p.m.Tuesday, July 30 – Lakeside Community Center 6 p.m.Wednesday, July 31 – Bonsall Community Center 6 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 1 – Boulevard Backcountry Resource Center 6 p.m.Tuesday, August 6 – 4S Ranch Library 6 p.m., July 29, 2019last_img read more

La Center Cowlitz tribe leaders eager for talks

first_imgNearly two weeks after the La Center City Council voted to open formal talks with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, leaders from both groups expressed confidence they could reach compromises that would make the latter’s casino project “mutually beneficial.”No official conversations have taken place since council members voted 4-1 on March 14 to repeal their predecessors’ four-year-old resolution to ban talks with the tribe about the project. But La Center Mayor Jim Irish and Cowlitz Chairman Bill Iyall said they were eager to begin what could be a long process.La Center’s sudden about-face with the Cowlitz tribe was motivated by the city’s need to diversify its tax base and find a cost-effective way to develop property to the Interstate 5 junction, council members said. The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ decision in December to allow the tribe to take into trust 152 acres along the I-5 corridor also factored into the decision.“It’s what’s best for the city of La Center,” Irish said. “It’s not giving away the farm.”Clark County’s appeal of the BIA’s ruling is pending in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.The Cowlitz Indian Tribe, which has more than 3,700 members, does not have a permanent home. The casino offers the tribe the chance at self-sufficiency, Iyall said.Once the U.S. District Court makes it ruling, assuming they rule in the Cowlitz’ favor, the tribe would seek out loans from banks to pay for the project. This process could take six months, Iyall estimated.last_img read more

Wine Jazz Festival gets off to strong tuneful start

first_imgThe Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival kicked off Friday evening at Esther Short Park with the Dan Balmer Trio, the Norman Sylvester Blues Band and headline act War.Around sunset, people settled into lawn chairs around the main stage and bobbed their heads to Norman Sylvester.o What: The 15th annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival.o When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.o Where: Esther Short Park, 301 W. Eighth St. in downtown Vancouver.o Cost: $25 per day at the gate.o Information: 360-906-0441, or event website.“The first time I saw him I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this guy is good,’” volunteer Betty Barkley said.Barbara Reeves’ 3-year-old son danced in front of the stage as Norman Sylvester played. She said the festival is surprisingly kid-friendly“Everyone is so relaxed,” she said.Lisa Melius came to the festival for headline act War and the 45 arts and craft vendors lining the edge of the park.“The wine’s good,” she added.On the smaller stage in Propstra Square, a pop-rock band, the Christopher Brothers, rocked out to Santana and Black Keys covers as well as its own songs. And, yes, the teen trio has been compared to the Jonas Brothers.The festival continues through Sunday.last_img read more

Firing Operations Continue On Swan Lake Fire As More Crews Arrive

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Hand crews on the Swan Lake Fire are being supported by aerial resources that have dedicated all efforts to limit the amount of fire growth towards Sterling and the Sterling Highway corridor. The fire is now estimated at 18,700 acres and there are 183 personnel assigned to the fire, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Alaska IMT2 Operations Chief John Glover: “Currently we have a structure protection group assigned to the Sterling area, and they’re working with local firefighters. They are working in and around the community in the event that we had a significant push from our fire to the southwest.” Kale Casey with the State DOF: “Crews successfully burned and held the southwest corner. Retardant used on east to slow the spread to Mystery Creek Road.” Fire crews will continue to look for opportunities to utilize burnout operations and will begin the process of mopping up control lines. Glover: “The Gannett Glacier Type 2 Initial Attack Crew took advantage of a favorable weather window in the evening that allowed firing operations to proceed on the eastern flank. The goal of these operations is to remove fuel sources before the fire approaches, and to begin mop up as soon as possible to create a strong control line.” The fire is currently 2.5 miles north of the Sterling Highway. Motorists should be prepared to yield to firefighting equipment entering the Sterling Highway and adhere to traffic signage staged near miles 82 and 92. With the need for the firing skills and expertise of hotshot crews, five crews from the Lower 48 were ordered Tuesday and began arriving on Wednesday to bolster the efforts of the four Alaskan crews currently engaged in suppression efforts. The short- and long-term goal is to prevent the fire from getting established east of Mystery Creek Road. Aerial supervisors will assess the fire behavior and will direct helicopter bucket work and air tankers as needed to keep this edge in check. The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team is hosting a community meeting Friday, June 21, at the Sterling Community Center at 6 p.m. Incident command staff will be on hand to provide fire information and will share the strategies and tactics being used to protect critical infrastructure throughout the community. All interested residents are welcome to attend and ask questions about this incident and efforts being made to protect the community and critical infrastructure.last_img read more

5 Ways Lax Security Makes Small Businesses CyberMorsels for Computer Criminals

first_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 4 min read June 30, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Most small businesses don’t have the budget, expertise, staff or time to manage security programs on their own. It’s a longstanding problem, as pointed out in a survey of small businesses conducted by the Ponemon Institute, which found that 55 percent of respondents experienced a data breach in 2013 and 53 percent of those experienced more than one breach in the same year.Considering how quickly the threat landscape has evolved and the threat of breaches affecting all types of businesses from startups to financial giants in the last couple of years, many small businesses are still in dire straits.It’s common for small and medium businesses to think they are too small to be the targets of a cyber attack, especially when the term “breach” is often associated with retail, health and financial companies. But, even in those cases, smaller businesses become victims in the exploit process. According to the annual 2015 Security Pressures Report published by Trustwave, many small to medium businesses feel secure in their current security stance, with 68 percent stating they do not feel at risk of a cyber attack or data compromise. This false sense of security is a major mistake that makes smaller companies targets for cybercriminals.With this in mind, here are five mistakes to avoid that make it easy for attackers to exploit small businesses:1. The wrong investments.Pressure on IT pros to buy technologies is rising but security solutions for small businesses are only effective if used and updated properly. According to the 2015 Security Pressures Report, 57 percent of small businesses feel pressure to purchase feature-filled technologies, yet 37 percent said they lack the resources to manage them.The 2014 Trustwave Security on the Shelf report found that organizations spent $115 per user on security software in 2014 but of that $33 worth of this investment was either underutilized or never used at all. Simply having a security appliance or solution is not enough. Without proper management, additional attack vectors created by a growing network could be a company’s downfall, as it loses visibility of traffic and activity within its systems.Related: 4 Ways Your Small Business Can Better Prevent Cyber Crime2. Pressure to push projects out early.According to the pressures report, 77 percent of respondents felt rushed to push out IT projects that weren’t security ready. This is a big reason why vulnerabilities are commonplace in applications and other IT rollouts. The in-house IT team is so focused on completing projects on time that security becomes an afterthought, leaving them open to attack.Companies need to build products with security in mind from their inception. As security continues to be a major concern for business and consumers alike, it has become a primary differentiator for any product. A secure product will be more coveted than a vulnerable product that was quick to market.3. Protection efforts in the wrong place.While many businesses focus their protection efforts on external threats, 48 percent of respondents considered internal threats more pressure-inducing than external threats. Small businesses can have a “family feeling,” but internal threats can still exist, no matter how much you trust one another. Vet and educate personnel to avoid both intended and inadvertent threats.Related: What Startups Need to Do to Be Cyber Secure in 20154. Cloudy forecast.The cloud holds many uncertainties for small businesses. The pressures report reveals that 43 percent of small businesses rated the cloud as the emerging technology that posed the greatest security risk to their organization.In reality, the cloud is an efficient way to bolster operations for small and medium businesses, if launched correctly. Smaller businesses have to take their time in setting up a successful cloud deployment, with cloud-specific security measures that are distributed and localized. Pervasive encryption of data or third-party management also helps avoid possible issues.5. Weak passwords.Password education is crucial. Despite the fact that easy-to-crack passwords contributed to nearly one-third of all breaches Trustwave investigated in 2013, only 9 percent of security pros cited weak passwords as the insider activity they felt most pressure to fend off. IT and security pros need to instill the need for strong credentials and even two-factor authentication.In short, having a security-first mentality can pay dividends to small business and ensure long-term success. Don’t assume being smaller exempts companies from being victims. Make security a priority and avoid the costly aftermath of a possible breach.Related: How to Create a Super Strong Password (Infographic)last_img read more

Registry Editor improvements in Windows 10 version 1809

first_imgRegistry Editor improvements in Windows 10 version 1809 by Martin Brinkmann on July 09, 2018 in Windows – Last Update: July 11, 2018 – 3 commentsThe next feature release of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809 (may be named the October 2018 Update), improves the built-in Registry Editor.Microsoft did not touch the Registry Editor of the Windows operating system for a long time. While it did offer basic functionality like creating, editing, and removing Registry keys and values, it did not support many features that third-party Registry editors offered.Programs like RegScanner, Regalyzer, Registry Commander or Registry Finder added useful features such as an address bar, tabbed editing, or better filtering options that improved how system administrators work with the Registry.Microsoft introduced an address bar in the built-in Registry Editor when it launched Windows 10 Build 14942 in 2016. The new functionality was launched in the Windows 10 Creators Update for all users but was not introduced in earlier versions of Windows such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.Microsoft released a new build for the next feature version of Windows 10 to the Insider Channel and it included two new Registry Editor improvements that improve productivity further.The first adds a dropdown menu to the address bar. Whenever you type something in the address bar, you will get the next path of the structure displayed as suggestions.The feature works similar to how auto-complete works in web browsers. Just type and all matches are displayed to you so that you may select one of the available options using mouse or keyboard.If you do type in the address bar sometimes directly when using the Registry Editor, you may find the new suggestive feature useful as it may save you some typing or looking at the structure in case you don’t remember a key’s name.The second new feature adds options to delete steps from the path. You can use Ctrl-Backspace to delete the last path or Ctrl-Delete to delete the next path in cause there is something after the cursor.The usefulness depends largely on how you use the Registry Editor. If you do type manually at times, you may find the new functionality useful.Users and admins who just click around or use copy & paste won’t notice a difference, however.SummaryArticle NameRegistry Editor improvements in Windows 10 version 1809DescriptionThe next feature release of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809 (may be named the October 2018 Update), improves thethe built-in Registry Editor.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

2 injured in evening crash in Lyell Street

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: Watch: Taxi in Ladysmith falls into massive sinkhole near high schoolAlso read: 3 vehicles involved in crash in busy Ladysmith streetAlso read: Woman killed in horror crash at Limit Hill robotsParamedics treated the injured for minor injuries sustained.Many people going home from work and people who were in the taxi rank area gathered at the scene of the crash to see what was going on.Motorists passed the scene with caution.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Two people were injured in a crash in Lyell Street last night (September 13).The crash took place at the corner of Lyell and Alexandra Street.Two light motor vehicles were involved in the collision.Both vehicles ended up off the roadway, with one of them crashing through a palisade fence and the other lying on the steps leading to the entrance of a business in Lyell Street.Public Safety, emergency personnel and towing services responded to the scene.Also read: 10-year-old girl killed in tragic crash on her way to a funeral with her mother just outside Ladysmithlast_img read more

The tug of war between Google and Oracle over API copyright issue

first_imgLast week, the team at Google asked the Supreme Court of the United States to review their copyright dispute with Oracle over the use of software interfaces. Unless the Supreme Court interferes, the industry will be stuck by the court’s decision, which states that the software interfaces used in creating new programs are not allowed under copyright law. Software interfaces let computer programs interact with each other and push innovations by letting developers build technologies for different platforms. This is going to have a great impact on innovation across the computer industry. Voices from business, technology, academia, and the nonprofit sector have spoken out about the devastating impacts of this case. The questions raised by Google to the Supreme Court are as follows: Whether copyright protection extends to a software interface? Whether, as the jury found, petitioner’s use of a software interface in the context of creating a new computer program constitutes fair use? Google writes, “We support software developers’ ability to develop the applications we all have come to use every day, and we hope that the Supreme Court will give this case the serious and careful consideration it deserves.” According to the petition, “the Federal Circuit concluded that the merger doctrine does not restrict copyright protection for computer code necessary for interoperability as long as the original author could have written the code in more than one way.” In 2008, Android was released and it helped developers overcome the challenges of limited memory, smaller processors, and short battery life. Android was built by following the practice of reusing software interfaces which provide sets of commands that make it easy to implement common functionality. Android came with a transformative platform while letting Java programmers use their existing skills to create new applications. The team at Sun Microsystems was happy with the release of Android and said, “It had strapped another set of rockets to the [ Java] community’s momentum.” After acquiring Java in 2010, Oracle sued Google for using the software interfaces. Oracle’s lawsuit for the right to control software interfaces might affect the community of developers who have invested in learning the free and open Java language. Initially, a court ruled that the software interfaces, in this case, are not copyrightable, but that decision got overruled. A unanimous jury then pointed out that Google’s use of the interfaces was a legal fair use, but that decision got overruled. According to the official blog post by Google, the U.S. Constitution has authorized copyrights to “promote the progress of science and useful arts,” not to impede creativity or promote lock-in of software platforms. The petition reads, “Under Section 102(b), copyright protection does not extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated, or embodied in such [original] work.” Though according to a blog post by Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF is in the support of Google and will be supporting the company’s petition. Even in May 2013, EFF filed an amicus brief on behalf of many computer scientists to Federal Circuit with the opinion that APIs should not be subject to copyright. This news has become a matter concern for many. In a statement to Ars, James Grimmelmann, a copyright scholar at Cornell University and former software developer, said, “The Federal Circuit’s decision threatens the continued vitality of software innovation.” It seems even CCIA (Computer and Communications Industry Association) is in support of Google. CCIA writes, “It is hard to see why programmers who have learned the Java APIs should remain captives of Oracle because of an investment in learning made by the programmers and not by Oracle.” Users are agitated by this news and they are not welcoming the idea of restricting the use of interfaces. This news has created a lot of buzz in the developer communities and most of the developers are worried. One of the comments on HackerNews reads, “A reminder that what the law says, and what is a good idea, is not necessarily the same thing. The courts rule on the first point. Given that Oracle has prevailed in court on this before, one has to at least entertain the possibility that our law really allows for API to be copyrighted.” Another comment reads, “If companies can copyright an API and block competitors from implementing it, that would be very detrimental to the industry as a whole, for the sake of a few rent seekers profiting.” Few users are with this new move. A comment reads, “It was not … intended to permit third party interoperability, since Google had made no substantial efforts to use them for the purpose of third party interoperability. (In fact it found that Google had tried to prevent interoperability with other Java and had previously been refused a license by Sun for that reason.) It was not transformative in the sense of a new platform either, since other Java smartphones predated Android.” Some of the users are with the court and think this battle is about what’s legal and illegal. Another comment reads, “What I’m saying is that all the people who are trying to make the “but it’s bad!” argument are missing the point of the courts. Courts are not there to determine whether it’s good or bad, only whether it’s legal or illegal.” According to some users, Google could have called its resizable array as android.data.ResizableArray but it named it java.util.ArrayList and also copied the method signatures. But the matter of concern for the developers is what if other companies also end up filing such cases. And what if Google is the next one to do so? One of the users commented, “Does anyone believe Google will not be doing the exact same thing with its (moribund) technologies in, say, 5-10 years?” To know more, check out Google’s blog post. Read Next Why Google kills its own products Google and Ellen MacArthur Foundation with support from McKinsey & Company talk about the impact of Artificial Intelligence on circular economy Google is secretly urging National Labor Relations Board to overturn protection for activist workers, Bloomberg reportslast_img read more

Disney tweaks datebased pricing policy starting Oct 16

first_img Share Tags: Disney, Tickets ORLANDO — Disney World has announced that it will be moving to date-based pricing for multi-day theme park tickets, effective Oct. 16, 2018.The updated policy builds on Disney’s date-based pricing for single-day theme park visits, introduced a few years ago.Tickets will now be priced differently depending on the day of visit. Each individual calendar day will be assigned a specific ticket price based on various factors like crowd levels. Single-day tickets will range from US$109 to $129.How it works is simple: an interactive calendar will show guests the highest and lowest ticket prices within a given month or year. Once a start date is selected, they will see a total ticket cost based on that start date.Guests will also have the option to upgrade their ticket with a ‘flexible start date’ for an added cost.If guests have already purchased tickets for a date after Oct. 16, or they’ve purchased tickets before Oct. 16 for a date after Oct. 16, their tickets and prices will not be affected. The new policy is not retroactive, reports The Disney Food Blog.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsAccording to Disney, “introducing date-based tickets and pricing will allow us to better distribute attendance throughout the year so that we can continue to improve and deliver a great experience.” Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Disney tweaks date-based pricing policy, starting Oct. 16 Posted bylast_img read more

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson right

first_imgSeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, is tripped by Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones, second from right, in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The NFL named Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chandler Jones the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for his five games in December that produced 5.0 sacks, 16 tackles (8.0 for loss) and 12 quarterback hits.It’s Jones’ first monthly honor as a member of the Cardinals and second in his career after he won the award in the AFC playing with the New England Patriots in 2013.Jones, who was selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl, finished the 2017 season with a league-high 17.0 sacks, surpassing the Arizona franchise record of 16.5 previously held by Simeon Rice. Jones, 27, also led the NFL with 28 tackles for loss this season. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 1 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The outside linebacker wrapped the year with a dual-sack game in the Cardinals’ 26-24 victory against the Seattle Seahawks.RELATED: Chandler Jones sets franchise sack recordThe Cardinals have now been represented by player of the month awards just nine times since it began in 1986: QB Neil Lomax (October 1988), QB Boomer Esiason (November 1996), Kwamie Lassiter (November 2001), K Neil Rackers (October and December 2005), PR Patrick Peterson (November 2011), and ST Justin Bethel (December 2014), Tyrann Mathieu (November 2015) and RB David Johnson (October 2016).last_img read more

Emirates will launch 22 weekly flights to India to

first_imgEmirates will launch 22 weekly flights to India to support the country’s ambition of attracting 100 million travellers next year.The airline currently offers 163 flights a week to ten Indian destinations, although this will rise to 185 over the forthcoming summer and winter seasons.Cities experiencing high demand such as Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram look set to become the main beneficiaries.Emirates’ senior vice president Majid Al Mualla explained that India has been “quick to refocus” in targeting regions not affected by the economic downturn, such as the Middle East, as part of its trade and marketing efforts.”Emirates has a robust global network spanning over 100 cities in more than 60 countries and is well-placed to connect India to the world,” he commented.”Already, Emirates is witnessing a surge in the number of Middle East travellers seeking medical tourism options in India, given the favourable exchange rate and world-class facilities available.”The airline recently celebrated the launch of its new A380 flight to Bangkok from the United Arab Emirates.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedDaily Durban flights from EmiratesDaily Durban flights from EmiratesEtihad signs codeshare with India’s JetUnited Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad has singed a new codeshare agreement with India’s Jet AirwaysNew flights to Hyderabad launched by EtihadEtihad Airways has launched new flights to Hyderabad from Abu Dhabi.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2019 6:19 am PDT Man arrested in 1985 killing of Hollywood TV director This photo taken from video provided by WSOC-TV shows suspect Edwin Hiatt after his arrest Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Burke County, N.C. Hiatt is charged with bludgeoning and strangling to death a Hollywood TV director more than three decades ago. Authorities say the FBI arrested Hiatt after DNA evidence linked him to the 1985 death of Barry Crane in Los Angeles. (WSOC-TV via AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — A man charged with bludgeoning and strangling to death a Hollywood television director more than three decades ago was arrested Thursday in North Carolina after police said DNA and a confession linked him to the crime.Edwin Hiatt was arrested in Burke County for the 1985 death of Barry Crane in Los Angeles. He has been charged with murder in California and will be returned there, Los Angeles police announced.A housekeeper found Crane, 57, dead in his garage in his Studio City townhouse on July 5, 1985. He was naked and had been wrapped in bedsheets. He had been beaten with a large ceramic statue and strangled with a telephone cord, the News Herald of Morgantown, North Carolina reported, citing court documents.Crane directed dozens of episodes of such hit 1970s and ’80s TV shows as “The Incredible Hulk, “Hawaii 5-O” and “The Six Million Dollar Man.” He also produced the show “The Magician” and was associate producer for “Mannix” and “Mission: Impossible.”He also was a world-class bridge player.There was no word on a motive for the killing.Crane’s death went unsolved until police said they matched a fingerprint from Crane’s stolen car to Hiatt last year. FBI investigators then obtained discarded cigarette butts and a coffee cup from the parking lot of the auto repair shop in Burke County where Hiatt worked.DNA from some items matched that from cigarette butts found in Crane’s stolen car, which was discovered shortly after his death on a mountain road, investigators said.On March 8, homicide detectives went to North Carolina to interview Hiatt.“During the interview, Hiatt admitted to killing Barry Crane,” an LAPD statement said.It wasn’t known whether Hiatt had a lawyer.Video from WSOC-TV showed Hiatt, 52, of Connelly Springs, being arrested. Hiatt, with long white hair and beard, held his handcuffed hands in front of him as he was taken to a car.Hiatt told the station that he didn’t remember Crane’s name until it was told to him and had no memory of what occurred so long ago except for “bits and pieces that were brought back to me just by suggestion.”Asked if he could have killed Crane, he replied: “Anything’s possible back then … I was big into drugs.”“I just don’t want to remember the past,” he said, adding later: “It’s a different life today.”Co-workers told the News Herald that Hiatt was a generous and peaceful man.“He wouldn’t hurt a flea,” Dee Hall said.“This is something that supposedly happened 30 years ago, the man’s changed,” Hall said. “Christ has come in and he’s become a new creature. If God’s forgiven you, you’re forgiven. That’s it.”The Associated Presslast_img read more