Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Lee says UST will use loss to UP as motivation Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals PLAY LIST 01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES June Mar Fajardo posted 10 points and 15 rebounds as he, Watson, and Ross triggered the Beermen’s early assault that had them leading, 30-16, in the first quarter before extending it to as high as 26, 59-33 early in the third quarter.Japeth Aguilar paced Ginebra (7-2) with 18 points and seven rebounds, LA Tenorio flirted with a triple-double with 17 markers, seven boards, and six dimes, and Greg Slaughter had 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss.The San Miguel defense, anchored by Ross, kept Brownlee in check as he was held to only 14 markers on 7-of-18 shooting from the field, to go with 12 boards and seven assists.The scores:SAN MIGUEL 107 – Watson 28, Santos 23, Ross 20, Cabagnot 16, Fajardo 10, Lassiter 7, Rosser 3, Heruela 0, De Ocampo 0.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Watson, the Beermen’s third import this conference, replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.Arwind Santos also continued his stellar showing, pouring in 23 markers built on three 3-pointers off the bench while Chris Ross got 20 points, five assists, four boards, and four steals while also defending Ginebra import Justin Brownlee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut it was Alex Cabagnot, who came to the rescue for San Miguel (5-3), drilling the killer jumper with 54.1 seconds to spare and the final free throws to put the Gin Kings away. He finished with 16 markers, five assists, and three rebounds.“Before this game, I was really worried because Ginebra has been playing well. But my players really showed what they got and I’m really proud of them,” said coach Leo Austria. GINEBRA 103 – J. Aguilar 18, Tenorio 17, Slaughter 16, Brownlee 14, Ferrer 11, Thompson 7, Caguioa 3, Mercado 2, R. Aguilar 0, Taha 0.Quarters: 30-16, 56-33, 87-65, 107-103. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESSan Miguel caught fire early and built enough cushion to hold off Barangay Ginebra, 107-103, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Terrence Watson impressed in his debut as he unloaded 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments
November 29, 2019
Steve Johnson of the U.S. serves against Austria’s Dominic Thiem during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS — Steve Johnson was touched by his opponent’s consoling words after his defeat in the third round of the French Open.Playing through grief following the recent death of his father, a tennis coach who helped Johnson learn the game back home in California, the 25th-seeded American lost to sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-3.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Stosur urges Court to stop comments about same-sex marriage Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Thiem, a semifinalist at Roland Garros last year, celebrated modestly. He had some kind words for Johnson at the net.“That means a lot,” Johnson said. “There’s life outside of sport and he gets that. He’s a standup guy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJohnson says his family will have a “celebration for his (father’s) life” after Wimbledon.“It’s going to be held at the high school where we grew up playing tennis and he played tennis, and my mom and my sister went to school and played all kind of sports,” Johnson said. “So it’s going to be a place where it has a lot of meaning. Right now, I’m just trying to honor his name as best I can and just be a competitor. I know he’ll look down proudly.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
November 27, 2019
Multiple Grand Slam winner Roger Federer said the sport of tennis cannot afford to tolerate Australian Nick Kyrgios’ behaviour adding that the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) should “come down hard” on the controversial 20-year-old.Kyrgios was fined $12,500 by the ATP and further punishment may still be forthcoming after he jibed at his opponent, World No.5 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during a match in Montreal last week that “(Thanasi) Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that, mate”.The comment did not go down well in the international tennis circuit.”We all agree that he definitely crossed the line by a long shot. We’re not used to that kind of talk in tennis. I know in other sports it’s quite common, maybe normal. Not in our sport, really. It’s normal that the tour comes down hard on him and explains to him that it’s not the way forward,” Federer was quoted as saying by cincinnati.com on Monday.A 17-time Major winner, Federer added, “Clearly the behaviour was very disappointing and not great for the sport, one that many players have tried to build up and make it a good image, build up a good image. We want kids to be wanting to get into this sport because it’s a nice sport.”
November 26, 2019
New Delhi, May 12 (PTI) Former India womens football team captain Sona Chaudhary, who has made serious allegations against the sports administrators in her recently launched book, said the female players were treated badly during her playing days. Chaudhary, who claims to have played for India between 1994 and 1998, has made the allegations in her book titled Game in Game. The book is written in Hindi. Speaking to PTI, she recalled how the women were treated back then. “I have not accused any specific person or organisation, I have brought out the deficiencies in the system. How the women footballers were treated badly, how they were given accommodation during tournaments and during tours, what kind of diets they were given, how they fought the odds,” said Chaudhary. She, however, denied that the women players had to pretend that they had relationship among themselves as lesbians to escape sexual harassment from officials. “It is a wrong statement I have not written that in my book. I had said that it was a game played within the game of football,” she said Talking more about the book, she said: “Today we have a support system in the game. But in our time we didnt. I have written about the things that are spoiling the system. We have suffered a lot as players but I dont want the same for upcoming players. Whatever hardships we faced during our time, I have penned it in my book”. Sources in All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that they are first finding out whether she played for India and if she didnt, the governing body will take strict action against her. PTI PDS BS BSadvertisement
November 18, 2019
Since spring 2018, AbsInt Angewandte Informatik provides a worldwide use license for the static program analyzers Astrée and RuleChecker to Robert Bosch. Astrée proves the absence of runtime errors and invalid concurrent behaviors in embedded C programs. The runtime errors covered include safety-relevant program defects and cybersecurity vulnerabilities, e.g. divisions by zero, out-of-bounds array accesses, buffer overflows, dangling and null pointers accesses, …RuleChecker computes code metrics and checks coding guidelines for C/C++ programs, including MISRA C/C++, CWE, ISO/IEC TS 17961, and SEI CERT C. With the support of AbsInt, the two analyzers were integrated into the development and verification processes for steering systems at the division automotive steering of Bosch as a pilot project within Bosch.Bosch also licensed the qualification modules for Astrée and RuleChecker. They contribute to an automatic tool qualification process, e.g. with regard to ISO 26262. The driving factors for Bosch to switch to AbsInt tools were the faster analysis speeds, improved accuracy and less time needed for results reviews compared to previously used tools, and flexible licensing policy by AbsInt.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates comprehensive range of testing solutionsNext Research lab shows off tech advances
November 16, 2019
Everton ‘Disappointed’ Koeman bids farewell to Everton following sacking Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 18:47 10/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Everton Everton v Arsenal Chelsea v Everton Arsenal Chelsea Premier League League Cup The Dutchman was fired by the Toffees on Monday after a poor start to the season and he has since released a statement on Twitter A “disappointed” Ronald Koeman said farewell to Everton and thanked his former colleagues in a brief statement following his sacking as manager on Monday.Koeman was dismissed in the wake of Everton’s 5-2 hammering at the hands of Arsenal at Goodison Park on Sunday, with that defeat leaving the club in the Premier League relegation zone.Everton 6/1 to beat Chelsea Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Dutchman had been backed by the club to the tune of around £140million in the close-season, with Everton bringing in several new players as they looked to build on last term’s seventh-placed finish.But after just two wins in nine league games, The Toffees made the decision to relieve Koeman of his duties after 16 months in charge.And on Tuesday the former Southampton boss released a statement to address the club, players and supporters.pic.twitter.com/kmekDpRoDY— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) October 24, 2017″I would like to place on record my thanks to the players and staff for all of their work and commitment during my 16 months as Everton manager,” it read.”I would like to thank Bill Kenwright, Farhad Moshiri and the Everton board for the opportunity to have managed a great club, and to the fans as well for their passionate support for the club.”Naturally, I am disappointed at this moment, but I wish the team good luck in the future.”Everton confirmed earlier on Tuesday that Under-23s coach David Unsworth will take temporary charge of the first-team beginning with Wednesday’s EFL Cup trip to Chelsea.Burnley manager Sean Dyche is the favourite to succeed Koeman on a long-term basis with several bookmakers.
November 14, 2019
Mexico Mexico launches English-language social media channels, announces May friendly against Wales Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 07:25 2/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mexico World Cup The team now will communicate with fans in English as well as Spanish, with a match in the U.S. taking place in late May The Mexico national team rolled out its English-language social media accounts Thursday, a long-awaited move in the U.S. market where El Tri are one of the most popular teams.In addition to its Spanish-language presence, Mexico now will tweet in English at @MiSeleccionMXEN and post on Facebook as “Mexico’s national team” with the same tag as the Twitter handle.El Tri also confirmed they will take on Wales on May 28 at the Rose Bowl in the Los Angeles area part of the team’s preparations for the World Cup in Russia. With the contest against Wales announced, Mexico’s itinerary in the buildup to the tournament is set. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Well, basically there are more than 40 million fans of the Mexican national team in the United States. We practically have two territories — Mexico and the United States — because of the amount of fans we have in both countries,” Guillermo Cantu, the general secretary of the Mexican federation, said at a news conference Thursday. “We could call it our second home.”For us, it’s really important to come and have games here. Of course, as I said, we have to ‘start speaking English.’ That’s why I have this shirt,” Cantu continued, holding up a Mexico jersey with the Twitter handle on the back, “to start engagement in English. For us, it’s really important to have a partner in [Soccer United Marketing] in this venture we started 16 years ago and has grown in all aspects over time.”The match against Wales gives Mexico a game against top-20 opposition, according to the FIFA rankings, and will likely feature the roster manager Juan Carlos Osorio intends to take to Russia.”It will basically the team that will represent Mexico in the World Cup. We will try to give the chance to players depending on how they finish their seasons and how they come to their camp,” Osorio said in a news release.El Tri return home to Mexico City for a send-off match match against Scotland on June 2 in the Estadio Azteca. Mexico then travels to face Denmark on June 9 before landing in Moscow ahead of the tournament-opening game against Germany on June 17.
October 24, 2019
Talking Rum, Cocktails, and Tiki with The Bamboo Room’s Kevin Beary Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling The Best Rums for Mixing to Turn Any Night Into Island Night Editors’ Recommendations 9 Cocktails Recipes to Mix Up for National Rum Day It’s National Rum Day today, and like any red-blooded American, you should be celebrating. What better excuse to act like a pirate than the drink of every pirate ever? Check out these 6 rums to get your pirate on and celebrate this wonderful liquor’s day.For Mixing: Bacardí Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron ($24.99)Light and smooth, Gran Reserva makes a great mojito, perfect for these last summer days.For Classic Gentleman: Brugal Extra Dry Rum ($25.49)Dry and balanced, Brugal Extra Dry is a wonderful rum to use in classic cocktails, such as the daiquiri. Tap into your inner Pre-Prohibition gentleman with Brugal.For the Craft Spirits Enthusiast: Balcones Texas Rum ($68.99)Balcones is known for producing great Texas whiskies. Their rum is no different. Get this special production before it’s gone and be cooler than every other guy you know.Related: Swill: Coffee & Cigarettes Spiced Rum Tastes Just Like It SoundsFor Sharing with Everyone You See: Zacapa Rum 23 ($43.99)Hailing from Guatemala and utilizing the soils that make their coffee so delicious, Zacapa 23 is one of the best sipping rums out there today. Simply drop an ice cube in and enjoy.For the Hemingway Enthusiast: Papa’s Pilar Dark ($39.99)Licensed by the Hemingway estate, Papa’s Pilar is named after his beloved boat Pilar. If dark isn’t for you, check out Papa’s Pilar 3, the light version.For Celebrating Winning at Life: Papá Andrés Alegría ($1500).Created by the Brugal family’s master distiller for their private reserve, only 97 bottles of this are in the US. Do you need more of a reason to pick one up than that?
October 24, 2019
The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Editors’ Recommendations What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey The Best American Gin The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Ever had a glass of Woodford Reserve? If you have, you’ve got Dave Scheurich to thank for it.In 1994, Scheurich was put in charge of the restoration of the Labrot & Graham Distillery, which would become Woodford, and remained there until his retirement in 2011, when he began consulting. He was awarded the Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the whiskey community the next year.With all that under his belt, Scheurich is back, this time with a new whiskey brand, Boondocks. Made from a mash bill of corn, rye, and malt, Boondocks is aged for eleven years in American white oak barrels in Kentucky. While this all may sound like they’re making a bourbon, what distinguishes this is the fact that the barrels have previously held whiskey–not the unused barrels that are required for bourbon.While there are two expressions that have been released, a 95-proof and a 127-proof, we’ll only be looking at the 95-proof here. Though new, the spirit’s already won a couple awards, including a Gold Medal (90 points) from the 2016 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. It was also named a Finalist in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016, receiving 92 Points.Nose: Sweet corn and light woody notes to start. The longer you sit with it, the more it seems to open up. There are notes of spice there, and a hint of vanilla that is reminiscent of warm sugar cookies.Palate: Warm and sweet. Caramel corn and vanilla predominate the palate, with a roundness that comes off like marshmallows. The oak and char flavors are less intense, but still there, and they go nicely with the spice that finishes out the palate.Finish: A medium-long finish that is sweet and allows slightly buttery flavor to melt on the palate. This is accompanied by a slight and pleasant warmth on the gums.Final Thoughts: It’s always interesting when someone so established in the whiskey community decides to start and join a new project. There’s an almost Christmas-like excitement that comes before the product itself. How will it be like what we already know? How will it be different? How can we separate what we think of the previous product from the new one before us? In the case of Boondocks, we have a departure from the high-quality bourbons that we know and love from Woodford, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Boondocks is a solid American whiskey and it’ll be interesting to see where Scheurich et al go from here.Boondocks American Whiskey retails for $40. The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour
October 22, 2019
Government released the 2015 Annual Report on French-language Services today, Feb. 18. “Government continues to work with its partners to expand and improve French-language services for the Acadian and francophone community,” said Acadian Affairs Minister Michel Samson. “Last year’s accomplishments are highlighted by new ways that Nova Scotians can reach out and interact with government in French, including the creation of the Acadian Affairs Facebook page.” The report highlights new services available in French during the 2014-15 fiscal year, such as the new Text with 911 service for persons with hearing or speech impairments. New French-language services for seniors include the Seniors’ Information Line and the Senior Abuse Information and Referral Line through 211. Read the report in English at http://acadien.novascotia.ca/en/reports . Read the report in French at http://acadien.novascotia.ca/fr/rapports-et-plans . Like Acadian Affairs on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Affairesacadiennes . Follow government in French on Twitter @GouvNE .
October 14, 2019
Connie LeGrande is a Cree performer who does some throat singing.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsThe Indigenous Music Awards (IMA) aren’t backing down after an accusation of cultural appropriation between Indigenous nations.The organization said in a news release Tuesday the nomination of throat-singing Cree artist Connie LeGrande will not be changed despite complaints from an Inuit women’s collective.“Since the request of the Arnaqquasaaq Collective was stated, the Manito Ahbee Festival has proceeded with due diligence,” a statement from IMA emailed to APTN News said.“Engaging the Indigenous Music Awards Committee, the Elders’ Committee, Inuit representatives and the Board of Governors, who made the decision that the nomination will stand for the artist in question – based on the current rules and regulations.”The statement noted LeGrande’s nomination is for Best Folk Album and not Best Inuit, Indigenous Language or Francophone Album.But the collective isn’t upset with the category – just who is performing the music.“Throat-singing is an Inuit custom,” Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt, a musician also known as “Iva”, said Monday.She said the collective asked LeGrande “respectfully” in private conversations on Facebook to decline from throat singing.Iva and other artists threatened Monday to boycott the upcoming awards ceremony in Winnipeg unless they receive an apology, and LeGrande’s nomination is rescinded.“How can you have Indigenous Music Awards without Inuit?” asked Inuk throat singer Kelly Fraser.Fraser said going public with their concerns came after months of trying to resolve the situation with the IMA behind the scenes.This is really important.Cultural appropriation can occur between Indigenous nations.We need to support each other in the reclamation of our cultures without repeating the colonial approach.Let’s elevate, not appropriate. @IMAs https://t.co/2I7QVezmcQ— Jesse Wente (@jessewente) March 30, 2019Throat-singing duo PIQSIQ, based in Yellowknife, also pulled its album from the awards.“We look forward to submitting future work once our concerns of cultural appropriation are taken seriously and policies are in place to prevent it from happening again,” the group tweeted with the hashtags “#inuitthroatsinging is for #inuitreclamation.”The IMA confirmed in its statement it would develop a policy on cultural appropriation and add an Inuit representative to the board.“We have been presented with a very difficult task, to decide if an individual artist is over stepping creative boundaries that some feel is not her right,” the statement added.“We don’t presume to agree or disagree on this matter at this time, as it requires great reflection, ceremony and discussions on how we move forward in a good way, to ensure that we as Indigenous people uphold our teachings, and do not provide a platform for negativity and separation.”IMA said it “presents itself with transparency” yet declined to answer specific questions.“We have not dismissed this matter in any capacity,” it noted in the statement.“We recognize the importance of building representation and programming that shares common values.”Both Fraser and Merritt declined to comment further Tuesday.A spokeswoman for Six Shooter Records, which represents a variety of Inuk artists including collective member and throat singer Tanya Tagaq, said there may be more to come.“I will be in touch if/when Tanya is available to chat (and/or if she or the larger group decide to issue a statement),” said publicist Emily Smart.Major event sponsor Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries said no one was available to answer questions on the issue.APTN is also a sponsor of IMA.email@example.com@katmarte
October 13, 2019
WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting saw a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts raising the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases.The minutes of the Fed’s Jan. 30-31 discussions showed that the officials were more optimistic about the economy than they had been in December. They noted a stronger U.S. and global economy as well as expectations that the Republican tax cuts enacted in December would boost growth.The minutes released Wednesday said “a majority of participants noted that a stronger outlook for economic growth raised the likelihood that further gradual policy firming would be appropriate.”The Fed held rates steady at the January meeting, which was the last to be led by Janet Yellen before her term as chair ended this month and she was succeeded by Jerome Powell. Last month’s meeting preceded the stock market plunge in early February and the budget deal in Congress that will boost spending on military and domestic programs by an additional $300 billion over two years.Some economists have suggested that the market turbulence and the prospect of higher federal debt — and higher bond yields — might make the Fed more cautious about raising short-term rates.But others say they think the central bank will discount those developments and focus instead on the stimulative effects of the Republicans’ $1.5 trillion tax cut and the additional spending from the budget deal. The possibility of higher inflation resulting from the tax cuts and spending increases could even make the Fed likelier to tighten credit.Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said he is forecasting four Fed rate hikes this year on the basis of his expectations that inflation will finally rebound this year and the decisions by Congress to cut taxes and boost spending will increase economic growth.“The minutes … show that officials were firmly on track to raise interest rates again in March, even before the latest incoming data showing stronger wage growth and core inflation,” Ashworth said.The Fed raised rates three times in 2017 and signalled at its December meeting that it expected to do so three more times in 2018. But many analysts now think the Fed may accelerate its rate increases and boost rates four times this year. That would likely cause consumer rates such as mortgage rates to rise more quickly.The Fed’s benchmark rate remains at a still-low 1.25 to 1.5 per cent.Investors are awaiting the release Friday of the Fed’s twice-a-year monetary policy report to Congress for further clues to the likely path for rate increases. They will also be listening next week when Powell testifies on Capitol Hill about the report. It will be Powell’s first public appearance since he assumed the Fed’s chairmanship early this month.Powell, who has been a Fed board member since 2012, was tapped by President Donald Trump to be the next Fed chairman after the president decided not to offer Yellen a second term.Powell is expected to continue the same gradual approach to raising rates that Yellen followed.
October 12, 2019
I had the benefit recently of listening to a well established American IT expert on the challenges for security strategists in these times of a literal tsunami of technological advancements. He brought out how the incredible speed at which technology was developing made it difficult to assess its repercussions for the future in terms of both global competition in business as well as the evolution of the military domain. It confirmed my belief that while a security specialist could do without being a technology expert, a technology advisor would succeed only if he or she had a complete grasp of security parameters and strategies – in this case, the presenter, fortunately, was aware of the importance of security orientation of technical advisors. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe tsunami of technology witnessed today can do two things – it can help development and a global advance on a positive note or add to the threat spectrum for vulnerable national entities. It is necessary that we do not see ghosts in new technology, do not look upon the speed of technology advancement as a threat by itself and have the ability to visualise and assess if something was adding up to a danger potential from both national and global angles. Also Read – Insider threat managementSecurity is a ‘science’ in the sense that it rests on concepts, precision, and detection of fault lines. It works on clarity – the bedrock of science – that admits of no compromise on this count. A nation and an individual have two basic needs, economic well being and security. For development, technology seeks the ‘end’ in terms of product creation and product delivery but in the domain of security technology has to provide at best a rolling improvement of ‘means’ in a situation where the goal post was never static – dependent as it was on the changing scenario set by the adversary. What does not change in security is the basic framework of requirements that held good in all contexts – national security, enterprise security or cybersecurity. All technology experts should have a good understanding of this in today’s world. All advisors – technical or non-technical – who are on the security turf should know what a ‘secure perimeter’ around the identified subject of protection has to be, varying from a brick and mortar fence to a firewall, what ‘intrusion detection’ systems needed to be put in place, what would be the nature of ‘Access Controls’ and ‘Inner Access Controls’ required in that specific situation and what was to be done for the ‘Insider Threat Management’. In cybersecurity, ‘hacking’ is an intrusion – though it is more like sabotage – that is detected only after it had happened so the prime response of the attacked entity has to be to safeguard what was left undamaged. ‘Access Controls’ begin with the confirmation of the identity of the person seeking to gain entrance. In the cyber domain, Login and Application layer controls served the purpose. Security of information in transit or storage is maintained through encryption. ‘Inner Access Controls’ regulate entry into sensitive inner segments like Process areas, Command & Control Centre and the location of sensitive information. Personnel Security has a limited technology paradigm, and the Insider Threat Management that covers it is largely a human effort that used intelligence tradecraft available with trained security professionals. Studies have shown that a vast majority of security breaches are traceable to conniving members of the protected organisation. Scientists including technology developers are used to transparency but in these days of ‘dual use’ they have to understand the compulsions of ‘Need to Know’ – a basic practice in the security domain that ensured that the information sought by the adversary about a protected technology would not be in possession of just any other member of the targeted enterprise. The real challenge for the security professionals lies in detecting signs of ‘vulnerability’ and establishing grounds for ‘suspicion’. An employee showing greed, addiction or disgruntlement is vulnerable to exploitation by the adversary. Signs of suspicion that the member might have been compromised already are unravelled in surprise checks, audits and operations that used special skills of intelligence tradecraft such as surveillance, secret enquiries and tapping confidentially raised Informers. Today, technology is used in a huge way in all security measures. In all situations, however, human intervention and deduction are to be constantly associated with technology there. CCTV network cannot do without human monitoring of the feed constantly or at least periodically. Response to a detected intrusion has to be guided by a human mind. A worker at the assembly line alone can notice any process flaw that needed to be rectified for better productivity. Change of Passwords, level of encryption and points of surprise checks are all decided by the concerned leaders. Data Integration and Data Analytics is done in the framework set by human masters. Technology has achieved a great deal here by doing something that was earlier done only by human analysis producing ‘triggers’ for action. This is the much talked about turf of Artificial Intelligence that now even handles the preliminary part of ‘action’ that was needed in response to a ‘trigger’. Robots do this precisely as the replacement of humans in certain sectors of ‘services’. Defence Technology is making striking contributions to the task of neutralising the ‘visible’ enemy more effective but in security, which deals with the ‘unseen’ adversary, technology tools have to play closely with the human controllers in an ongoing fashion. A technology man has to grasp the essence of security to act successfully as Technology Advisor in that realm. At the strategic level, the US and India have, apart from defence cooperation, a lot of conversion on the global issues of security – the new threat of global terror where motivation was rooted in notions of faith and indoctrination was strong enough to turn a young man into a suicide bomber, is clearly on top of the chart. The appearance of ‘lone wolf’ on the terror front is facilitated by the new communication devices, miniaturisation of weapons of attack and explosive devices and use of cyber space for online radicalisation. Hacking is another challenge to security technology and so is the rise of malware injection into both hardware entities and software programmes. Security cooperation amongst friendly countries is now focused on technology for preventing cyber attacks or neutralising a terrorist on one hand and the upgrade of the war machine on the other. (The writer is a former Director of Intelligence Bureau. Views expressed are strictly personal)
September 22, 2019
← Previous Story Valero Rivera in HBC Nantes until 2017! Next Story → Mait Patrail to Hannover Burgdorf: “We have same goals” Both Savehof’s teams, men and women won the Swedish championship last weekend in the Play Off Finals in the “Malmo Arena” in front of 12.000 fans. Women team destroys Lugi 27:14 (9:8) in the second half.IK Sävehof: Ida Odén 10 (4), Jamina Roberts 3, Jenny Wikensten 1, Edijana Dafé 2, Jenny Alm 3, Karin Isaksson 3, Hanna Fogelström 2, Martina Adamsson Jenssen 2.Lugi: Linn Larsson 3, Maria Adler 2, Sabina Jacobsen 2 (1), Hanna Ringdahl 3, Therese Walter 3, Petra Skogsberg 1, handballIK Savehof handballLugiMalmo ArenaSavehof
September 19, 2019
Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Twitter Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sid Scala, the storyline assistant to the NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint, announced on Twitter today that NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff is officially sold out.Tickets for the event went on sale on Friday, June 7. The event will be held in the Motorpoint Arena, which seats 5,000 people. Scala did mention that tickets for the television tapings the next night are still available.NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff will take place on August 31 at 2 p.m. ET/7 p.m. GMT and will stream live on the WWE Network.Here is the updated card:WWE United Kingdom ChampionshipWALTER (c) vs. Tyler BateNXT UK Women’s ChampionshipToni Storm (c) vs. Kay Lee RayNXT UK Tag Team Championships – Triple Threat MatchGrizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake, c’s) vs. Gallus (Wolfgang and Mark Coffey) vs. Flash Morgan Webster and Mark AndrewsLast Man Standing MatchJoe Coffey vs. Dave MastiffTravis Banks vs. Noam DarHuge news in the lead up to tonight’s episode of @NXTUK on the @WWE Network! Thank you @WWEUniverse! #TakeOverCardiff @JohnnySaintWWE pic.twitter.com/lmBOsd8Jof— Sid Scala (@SidScala) August 21, 2019 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Kurt Angle WhatsApp Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Videos Articles Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next
September 19, 2019
Ron and I have been friends since 1971. We met while serving in the United States Air Force at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Ron was back after a Vietnam tour flying as a loadmaster, where he earned three air medals. I was a C-130 loadmaster and back from my first Vietnam tour.Ron and I flew many missions together, and a very strong friendship developed. But I was transferred into a special operations squadron, and Ron’s Air Force commitment soon ended. Over the many years, we kept in touch through the mail and with an occasional phone call. Eventually computers came into our lives, and email became routine.Approximately 7 years ago, I got an idea and “Email Battleship” came to life. Ron took the pirate name Captain Crusty. I have had several pirate names over the years — currently it’s Captain Chunk. We played several games and soon found that when the grandkids came over and played with the pegs, things got messed up quickly. The major problem I had was Ron letting his grandkids shoot, and they most always sank my ships.The game evolved over the years with many ideas, some good and some very bad. Ron now has his game set up on the computer, and I have stayed with pen and paper. We have added mines. Two ships have ammo cans, and if you hit the ammo can, that ship is sunk. Round One is a torpedo round, where if you hit a ship, the ship is automatically sunk.Rules change frequently. When something happens that one of us doesn’t like, the offended pirate makes up new rules: “According to rule 34,592 on page 692 paragraph 12 sub. para. A, line 67, states that when you … did that and it was this, that or whatever … then I get an extra shot.”
September 16, 2019
JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner The opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) last October has quickly bitten into the profits of ferry service provider TurboJET, with owner Shun Tak Holdings revealing a 20% year-on-year decline in its busiest Hong Kong-Macau route in 2018.Operating profit for the route fell from HK$307 million in 2017 to HK$246 million last year while overall passenger volume was down 10% from 14.5 million to 13 million. Pansy Ho becomes first Macau casino boss to speak out for Hong Kong government on protests Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August In its 2018 result announcement, Shun Tak pointed to a combination of rising fuel costs and “a drop in passenger numbers due to the diversion of some traffic to the HZMB.”Revenue for Shun Tak’s transportation segment fell 8% to HK$2.20 billion for the 12 months to 31 December 2018, however the loss of some ferry traffic was softened by the launch of the company’s HZMB bus service.Shun Tak is part of a conglomerate that won exclusive rights to operate coach services between Hong Kong and Macau on the HZMB, with its subsidiary Shun Tak & CITS Coach (Macao) Limited reporting 7% growth in revenue to HK$177 million in 2018 thanks to the addition of the bridge route. Load More RelatedPosts
September 13, 2019
While recent news coverage has focused on privatized family housing, many service members and military families live off base.ADC wants to learn more about how communities, regions and states are planning, developing and maintaining quality, affordable housing outside the gate. We are looking for examples of plans, initiatives, organizations or people advancing these issues locally and specific outcomes that have been achieved.Has your community, region or state implemented successful strategies to tackle the issues of affordability or quality? Do you know thought leaders on this topic who might be valuable for ADC to learn from? Please send your ideas or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.Tobyhanna Army Depot photo by Thomas Robbins ADC AUTHOR
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: Three persons were killed and twenty four injured in three separate road accidents in the districts on Wednesday.According to the police, all the three victims are from Murshidabad. It was learnt that one Biswanath Hazra (50), who was cycling along National Highway 34, has been killed after being hit by a tractor.In the other incident, two persons have been killed when a pick up van collided head on with a truck on Kandi-Berhampore State Highway in the same district. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe victims have been identified as Sirajuk Seikh (27) and Mirajul Seikh (30).The district police said the first incident took place on National Highway 34 near Nabagram at around 10.30 am when Hazra was riding his bicycle.A resident of Gopgram village, Hazra was returning home from a local market when a speeding tractor hit him from behind. Locals rushed the victim to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital. The tractor driver fled the spot with the vehicle immediately after the accident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedLocals also staged a protest demonstration at the place of the accident protesting against rash driving. The victim was declared brought dead at the hospital. The body was sent for an autopsy. In the other incident, the two victims were going to Berhampore in a pickup van to buy fishes when it was hit by a truck. The incident took place in Kalabagan area at around 11.30 am. It was learnt that there were four others in the pickup van who suffered injuries in the accident. In another incident, around 20 persons were injured, some of whom critically, when a bus overturned near Layek Bazar at Bolpur in Murshidabad.Among the injured, there are some women and children, the district police said.