North Korea convenes top-level meeting over ‘tense situation’

first_imgSeoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called a full meeting Wednesday of a top committee of the ruling Workers’ Party to address what he described as the “prevailing tense situation”, state media reported. The gathering of the Central Committee comes after Kim’s Hanoi summit with US President Donald Trump broke up without agreement in February, and as South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Washington for talks with the US leader. But the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) appeared to indicate that Kim may be focussing on Pyongyang’s continued push to develop its economy. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USIn a meeting with senior officials Tuesday, Kim ordered them to display “an attitude befitting the masters of the revolution and construction under the prevailing tense situation and thus follow through on the new strategic line of the Party”, KCNA reported. Last April Kim declared that the ruling party’s “new strategic line” would be “socialist economic construction” and its quest for nuclear development was complete. Kim made “a deep analysis of the matters pending urgent solution in the party and state”, KCNA said, adding that at Wednesday’s meeting the central committee will “decide the new orientation and ways of struggle in line with the need of the prevailing revolutionary situation”. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIt comes ahead of the opening of the country’s rubber stamp legislature on Thursday. Cheong Seong-chang, an analyst at the Sejong Institute, said it would be difficult for Kim to lay out a new policy direction while Trump continues to express a willingness to maintain dialogue. Instead Wednesday’s meeting could involve a reshuffle of party officials including Kim Yong Chol, the North’s top envoy for talks with the US, who has been “blamed the most for the failure of the Hanoi summit”, he said. “It would signal a green light if he is replaced with a more flexible and practical figure, but if he stays, denuclearisation talks won’t be easy,” Cheong said. Trump and Kim held their first landmark summit in Singapore last June, where the North Korean leader signed a vaguely-worded deal on the “denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”.last_img read more

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales hit 616B in May record high

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales hit a record high in May as they climbed 0.9 per cent to $61.6 billion.Economists had expected an increase of 0.5 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.Statistics Canada says sales were up in six of the seven subsectors, representing 80 per cent of total wholesale sales.The miscellaneous subsector had the largest gain in dollar terms as it increased 2.6 per cent to $8 billion in May.Motor vehicle and parts sales rose 1.4 per cent to $11.6 billion.Wholesale sales increased 0.8 per cent from April to May in volume terms. read more

Oil rebounds on word of potential meeting with OPEC ministers

by Justin Slimm Posted Aug 8, 2016 2:45 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil rebounds on word of potential meeting with OPEC ministers Oil prices enjoyed a bit of a rally Monday, following word that OPEC ministers will gather next month for a meeting during an international energy forum in Algeria.The gathering will take place ahead of a scheduled meeting in November and has raised speculation that OPEC members might discuss a production freeze to help push up the global price of oil.However, at the moment, that doesn’t appear likely.Already twice this year, OPEC members have shot down attempts to freeze production in a bid to boost weak oil prices.The CIO of Auspice Capital Tim Pickering said that until Saudi Arabia and Russia are on side with the idea, prices will likely remain depressed.“In fact, Russia’s energy minister has indicated while they’re not adverse to meeting, he doesn’t think that the conditions have worsened to the point where a freeze is necessary and that prices are still at, more or less, normal levels,” Pickering explained. Pickering also said that the Canadian energy patch can’t worry about what’s happening on the international stage, stressing the focus remains on our domestic market in terms of market access, and this fall’s U.S. presidential election.“Canadian producers and the public needs to look at issues regarding the pipelines, issues regarding the U.S. election, issues regarding the importance of Canadian oil as a feedstock to the United States.” read more

Ohio State womens soccer crashes out of Big Ten tourney with loss

Just one season removed from a berth in the 2010 NCAA College Cup — the Final Four of college soccer — Ohio State women’s soccer saw its 2011 Big Ten tournament run come crashing down Wednesday after a first-round loss to No. 2-seed Illinois. With the scored tied after 90 minutes, 1-1, No. 7-seed OSU forced the contest to penalty kicks after two scoreless overtime periods. The Illini dispatched the Buckeyes in penalty kicks, 4-2, at Northwestern’s Lakeside Field to advance. In what may have been her final game in Scarlet and Gray, OSU senior forward Paige Maxwell put the Buckeyes up, 1-0, in the 16th minute. The goal was the fourth of the year for Maxwell. Illinois outshot OSU, 8-3, in the first half and prevented the Buckeyes from getting to halftime with its slim advantage intact. Illini sophomore midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo tied the game in 41st minute with a free-kick goal. Wednesday’s match was a physical one — referee Miguel Panduro Jr. called 40 total fouls in the contest — but the bumping and tackling ended after the teams remained scoreless the second half and two 10-minute overtime sessions. The focus shifted to the penalty spot where Illinois converted all four of its kicks. Buckeyes’ senior defender Liz Sullivan and sophomore midfielder Kristen Niederhaus were denied by to secure the win for Illinois. The Buckeyes finish the 2011 Big Ten season with a 10-8-2 record. read more

Greeks feel safer in EU while pessimistic about the future

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An overwhelming majority of Greeks support the Euro and reject an exit of Greece from the eurozone, according to a new poll published yesterday.58.1 percent of those surveyed by Kappa Research said they feel more security because Greece is a member of the European Union.However  most of Greeks do not expect to exit from the debt crisis soon. The 38.3 percent believe that it will take up to five years for Greece to emerge from the crisis. 27.4 percent said it would take between five to 10 years while 31.8 percent think that Greece will emerge from the crisis after more than a decade.Despite denouncing the harsh austerity measures, about 42.3 percent Greek people are not willing to take part in the demonstrations, even though 67.8 percent said that they had felt the effect of the crisis on their family incomes and lifestyle.When questioned about changes in the life-style due to the crisis, 39 percent of Greeks said that they now buy more economic products and services, 38.5 percent buy only what is absolutely necessary to cover basic needs and nine percent replied that they have not made any changes yet.32.8 percent hold the previous center-right government of Kostas Karamanlis responsible for the crisis, 10 percent think that the current PASOK government of George Papandreou is to blame, while 55.2 percent said that both governments are responsible.55.5 percent of Greeks belive that the EU-IMF safety net will be enough to support the Greek economy out of the crisis while 32.5 percent still express concern that the country might not evade bankruptcy after all.56.7 percent citizens rejected suggestions by Left parties that Greece should re-negotiate its debt and delay payments to investors of Greek bonds.Asked about their opinion of foreign leaders  79.9 percent of Greeks rejected the German Chancellor Angela Merkel due to Berlin’s stance on the Greek debt crisis while 76.6 percent praised French President Nicolas Sarkozy and 73.7 percent praised Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.last_img read more

Investments Greek governments key goal

first_imgPreferring to focus on the possibility of attracting further foreign investment in Greece, the government played down the significance of the latest International Monetary Fund report on the consolidation program, which continued to provide a source of criticism for main opposition party SYRIZA.“We have a long road ahead of us,” said Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras when questioned about the report, which praised Greece’s efforts in terms of fiscal adjustment but stressed the need for quicker and deeper changes in tax collection and public administration.“Things are going well, according to plan, but we have a long distance to cover,” added Stournaras, who had met with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras this week.The premier and his aides felt the IMF report was justification of the course the coalition has followed over the last 10 months but want to underline that there is a changing mood by attracting investment to Greece.The government was buoyed by the news that German company Hochtief had sold its 26.7 percent stake in the management of Athens International Airport to a Canadian pension fund. Samaras is also keen to come back with trade agreements from China when he visits for five days later this month.The prime minister stepped up preparations for his trip when he met with Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis. It is expected that as many as 60 Greek businessmen as well as representatives of the state privatization fund, TAIPED, will accompany Samaras on his visit between May 15 and 19. It is expected that the government will invite representatives of some of Greece’s top companies, particularly in the shipping and tourism sectors, to join the prime minister later this month. During the visit, there will be a business forum, where there will be the opportunity for entrepreneurs from both sides to have direct talks.SYRIZA, however, insisted that the government had no right to feel the IMF report had justified its policies. The leftists pointed out that the IMF made no mention of its error regarding the recessionary impact of austerity polices, or the fiscal multiplier, while the Fund also admitted that Greece would need further debt relief in the future as the program had led to a rise in public debt, rather than a reduction.Source: Kathimerini. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

A brief history of the GOCMV

first_imgThe Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) was established on 22 August 1897, in Melbourne, when a number of Greeks gathered to discuss the issue and bring over a priest from the Patriarchate of Jerusalem for the religious needs of themselves and those Arab speaking Orthodox people of the Victorian capital. The idea of the establishment of a Greek Community had pre-existed since 1895, when a letter with some money was sent to the then Patriarch of Jerusalem Gerassimos, for sending a priest. The Greek-born population of Victoria at that time was approximately 200 and that of Melbourne, probably less than 150. In 1897, Dorotheos Bakaliaros, an Archimandrite, visited Melbourne and Sydney and assisted the Greek migrants for a while with their Church needs. The members of the Greek Community met again in March 1898, elected a Community Council (CC) and wrote a new letter to the Patriarchate. This time their effort was successful, the Patriarch accepted their appeal and sent Father Athanasios Kantopoulos, who arrived in Melbourne on 22 June 1898, whom the members of the Greek community welcomed with “indescribable joy”, as the Community Minutes inform us.In September 1898 a General Meeting (GM) decided unanimously to collect money to buy an appropriate block of land for erecting a Community church which they should “put under the protection of the free corner of the Greek nation”. By July 1899 the money collected was £125. The Committee negotiated the present site of Evangelismos at £600 for which the collection was paid, plus a loan provided by the three executive members of the committee, Grigorios Matorikos, Alexandros Maniakis and Antonios J. J. Lekatsas. The foundation stone of the church was laid on 19 December 1900 (6 December with the Old Julian Calendar) in the presence of local authorities, and the church was completed by 1902.In 1902 a conflict had arisen between the Community Council and the priest Father Kantopoulos, who wanted to register the church as property of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, making an alliance with the Orthodox Arabic speaking Syrians. The CC opposed this decisively. It called a Special General Meeting (SGM) in August 1902, passed unanimously a Constitution, named the Church of Greece as the Community’s spiritual head and elected a board of three trustees, Alexander Maniakis, Antonios J. J. Lekatsas and Grigorios Matorikos, and declared the church as property of the Greek Community of Melbourne. In 1906 the Community, after a series of Bulgarian attacks which caused many Greek victims in Macedonia (under Ottoman rule at the time), organised an appeal, collected the amount of £187 and sent it to the Greek minister for finance, with a letter stating “for reorganisation and building a well-trained army and navy (…) to enable us in the near future to be able to fight effectively against our multiple enemies” (Community minutes). In 1912, after the declaration of the First Balkan War, the Greek Community called a public meeting, collected money and sent to the Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos £2,472 for the assistance of the Greek national struggle. In 1916 the organisation started celebrating the Greek National Day of 25th of March and in 1922 decided to take steps to establish a Greek afternoon school, which started operating in November 1923 in the rooms of the Ithacan Association ‘Ulysses’. However, the Greek school folded the following year. It was not until 1929 that the GOCMV established its own Saturday school under the guidance of an independent school committee. In March 1932 the Community faced economic problems for the second time since 1921 but it managed to overcome them in the end. At the Annual General Meeting in August 1934, Nikiforos Lekatsas proposed that women be given the right of full membership, however, the new CC, with Angelos Lekatsas as its president, postponed taking any decision for implementation of the proposal.The Annual Community Dance Grecian Ball, a very important event in the social calendar of the Greek Community in Melbourne, was set up in 1936. In September 1938 a Special General Meeting voted for the change of the title of the Community to ‘Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria’.In February 1940 the two Community schools were amalgamated.Full membership rights were granted to women in the AGM of August 1952.In February 1952, at the onset of the Cold War, and a few years after the Greek Civil War, the Community Council decided to dissolve its Athletic team ‘Olympiakos’ because it had shown signs of ‘pro-Left tendencies’. In September 1960, as a result of conflict with the Greek Archdiocese of Australia, the then president of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Dimitrios Elefantis, and 10 councillors of the Greek Community of Adelaide were excommunicated. The abrogation of the excommunications by the Archdiocese came in May 1961.In September 1961 the old Greek Community Centre in Lonsdale Street was launched.Throughout the 1960s and 1970s there were attempts for negotiations in order to solve the ongoing Church dispute in Australia, centred on the issue of who was going to have the upper hand in the representation and the leadership of the Greek Community in the Antipodes.In the 1970s the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria participated together with other Greek community organisations in the Greek (Cultural) Festival, which was run under the auspices of the Greek Consulate in Melbourne. The Greek Festival was the pre cursor of the Antipodes Festival, which was started by the Community in 1987.In September 1979 the educationalist Costas Yiamiadakis proposed the establishment of a Community day-school but failed to get the support of the majority at the Annual General Meeting. The issue of the establishment of a day school preoccupied the members of the Community for a number of years.In November 1987 the Annual General Meeting approved the purchase of the land and buildings of the Parade College at Alphington for establishing a Community day-school, namely the Alphington Grammar School.In the early 1990s the Community faced huge financial problems due to its large debt, as a result of the loan for the purchase and operation of the school and the steep increases of the interest rates. However, the board of the then president of the Community, George Fountas, managed to get a loan by the National Bank of Greece (4.75 million dollars), guaranteed by the Greek government. The loan, which was never paid back, managed to save the Community from bankruptcy.The Greek government came to the help of the Greek community again in the early 2000s, with another donation of 2.6 million dollars, in order to support Alphington Grammar School.Bill Papastergiadis, the current president, and his board took over in the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, the oldest Greek organisation in Australia, in January 2008. Under their leadership, amongst others, the Community is able to officially launch tomorrow its new 15-storey building at the historical centre of Hellenism in Melbourne, at the corner of Lonsdale and Russel Street.* Most of the information for this article was drawn from Christos N. Fifis ‘Brief Outline of the History of the GOCMV’ as it appears on the website of the Community. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

State orders Portland to lower lead levels

first_imgPORTLAND — The Oregon Health Authority has ordered Portland to reduce lead levels in drinking water on the heels of new testing that found too much lead at some taps.In a Nov. 4 letter to the Portland Water Bureau, Oregon public health director Lillian Shirley said the city must submit a plan for lead reduction by Dec. 2, and identify immediate steps it will take to fix the problem.To permanently solve the issue, Portland must upgrade its water treatment facilities and infrastructure, Shirley said. She gave the city six years to get it done.City officials contacted by The Oregonian/OregonLive on Wednesday declined to say what steps they might suggest Dec. 2.Past studies have shown that Portland could increase pH levels and alkalinity, which would likely reduce the pipe corrosion that causes lead release, particularly in homes with lead-soldered plumbing or brass faucets.Portland’s lead levels are higher than others nationally because regulators in the 1990s allowed the city to sidestep rules meant to minimize lead and pipe corrosion.last_img read more

Magnetic Media in Freeport Hurricane Matthew Recovery Reports

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 18, 2016 – Magnetic Media is headed to Freeport for special coverage of Hurricane Matthew recovery on the island which is still on the rebound.   Resorts and major businesses are closed… so many structures destroyed and residents still destitute.We’re headed to where it all began for us in media… look for it on One Caribbean Television or One Caribbean Television online and when you follow, like, link or subscribe to Magnetic Media. Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #MMNtoFreeport, #rebuildfreeport Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

Oil gains postChristmas ahead of OPEC nonOPEC cuts

first_imgUS oil prices extended gains on Tuesday in post-Christmas trading, as OPEC and non-OPEC members are set to start curbing output in less than a week to support oil prices.NYMEX crude for February delivery CLc1 was up 16 cents at $53.18 a barrel by 0002 GMT, after closing up 7 cents at a 17-month high on Friday.London Brent crude for February delivery LCOc1 was yet to trade after settling up 11 cents at $55.16 a barrel on Friday. Oil markets were closed on Monday after Christmas holiday.Oil has been supported in the past several weeks as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members have agreed to lower output by almost 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) from Jan. 1.Libya’s oil production rose slightly to 622,000 barrels a day (bpd) on Monday, as an armed faction agreed to lift a two-year blockade on major western pipelines, the National Oil Corporation said. It said it could add 270,000 bpd within three months.The U.S. Department of Energy expects to begin sales of roughly 8 million barrels of sweet crude from the country’s emergency oil reserve in early to mid-January, according to a notice sent to potential bidders and seen by Reuters on Friday.Russia’s oil exports would rise by almost 5 percent this year to 253.5 million tonnes and a “slight” increase was expected next year, Deputy Energy Minister Kirill Molodtsov said on Monday.China’s end-November crude oil stocks fell 1.55 percent from the previous month to 29.89 million tonnes as domestic output shrank and winter demand grew, data from the official Xinhua news agency showed. Diesel inventories slid to a record low.Algeria’s Sonatrach will drill 290 wells in 2017 in comparison with 265 in 2016, the head of the oil and gas giant’s drilling division told Reuters late on Friday.Hedge funds boosted bullish bets on U.S. crude oil for a third week in a row to a near 2-1/2 year high, data showed on Friday, on signs that OPEC and other producers will stick to a deal to cut output.last_img read more

Microsoft Surface Studio Gets A Teardown By iFixit Somewhat Easy To Repair

first_img The Microsoft Surface Studio is an impressive piece of technology, especially for anyone who’s ever wanted a desktop version of the tablet rather than having to hunker down like a vagabond and using it while walking around. iFixit took the machine to task and gave it a proper teardown, as iFixit is wont to do.Inside the package a good amount of powerful tech was found waiting, such as a 6th-Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU with 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB RAM, 1 TB and 2 TB hybrid storage options, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GPU (paired with 2 GB GDDR5) or GTX 980M (paired with 4 GB GDDR5).That’s enough to pique my interest, that’s for sure, and those are just some of the innards. The monitor is pretty fantastic, too: a 28-inch adjustable PixelSense Display with 4500 x 3000 resolution (192 DPI)—supporting sRGB, DCI-P3, and Vivid color profiles, plus 10-point multi-touch. It’s a powerful package, and its weight supports the idea, too: it’s a whopping 21 lbs.For the techies interested in what kind of connections there are, it rocks four USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet jack and power inlet, SD card slot and 3.5 mm audio jack, and Mini DisplayPort. On the inside, of course, which is probably what everyone’s the most interested in, is a strip of air vents and rubber feet. Once you pull those things off and work your way inside you can access exhaust fans, the machine’s hybrid storage, and on board memory.There’s an impressive heat sink with a powerful bit of cooling power, and a SATA hard drive connector within as well. It’s all pretty standard, except for the way you have to remove the RAM, CPU, and GPU. They’re soldered directly to the board, and you can’t upgrade them. Other components can be difficult to replace as well.It looks like the Microsoft Surface Studio does a good job overall of acting as a desktop replacement from the Surface line, but its overall repairability factor of 5 may make some buyers hesitant. iFixit Breaks Down What Killed Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charging MatApple’s Durable HomePod Makes Home Repairs Impossible Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgim3D is applying CAD methodologies for use in screening and diagnosing a variety of cancer pathologies including breast cancer. Its CAD-BREAST MRI is reportedly an innovative diagnostic and therapy monitoring prototype that applies CAD precision and accuracy to DCE-MRI results. Not only do im3D’s proprietary CAD algorithms reportedly help improve the specificity of DCE-MRI, CAD-BREAST MRI is an intelligent system that automatically calculates and processes the diagnostic parameters used to identify (morphologically) and diagnose a potential tumor in an objective, precise and consistent manner. In other words, CAD-BREAST MRI is able to quantify internationally-accepted measurement standards to deliver not only objective and quantifiable scores but also a mathematical probability of the type of tumor (malignant or benign). FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | November 27, 2008 im3D Applies CAD to Sceening for Breast Cancer last_img read more

One Billion Rising hosts flash mob in San José

first_imgRelated posts:Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer, dies at 94 VIDEO: Thrill of victory, agony of defeat during France-Germany game New Costa Rican ambassador to US presents credentials at White House Presidents Obama, Solís meet in New York Throwing random flash mob dance parties was always a good time. Now it’s also a way to combat domestic violence.Scores of people flooded the Plaza de la Cultura in San José last Friday as part of One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. They formed a tight group in the middle of the square and began a synchronized dance, attracting hundreds of spectators over the next five minutes.“It’s not just us,” said Joan Dewar, representing Blooms, a women’s empowerment organization based in the Central Valley. “I saw last year on Facebook that the event was taking place around the world. We did a little one last year in Grecia, but this year it’s bigger, because we got together with the University of Peace.”Indeed, numerous organizations helped coordinate the flash mob, including UPEACE, Blooms, The Humanitarian Foundation of Costa Rica, and The International League of Women for Peace and Liberty. The event attracted such a varied group of people that many participants did not meet in person until minutes before the flash mob took place.One Billion Rising refers to the number of women expected to be victims of violence within their lifetimes. Founded by playwright Eve Ensler (author of “The Vagina Monologues”), One Billion Rising ballooned in the wake of the gang-rape of Jyoti Singh in Delhi, India, and last year events took place in more than 200 countries.“All of a sudden, the campaign got its voice,” said Dewar.When the dance ended in a hail of cheers, co-organizer Briana Cavion took a microphone and spoke to the crowd in Spanish and English.“We are united to say we will fight for equality for men and women together,” Cavion said. “Equality for all people, no matter what your country is.”Added Dewar: “I think next year will be even bigger.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

The Increasingly Intense Focus on Cybersecurity

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Cybersecurity has become an increasingly pressing issue in all industries that store personal information, particularly after a cyber-attack in 2014 against JPMorgan Chase that compromised some 83 million accounts.Protecting data has become a larger concern to mortgage professionals in recent years as the industry has become more and more digitized—many mortgage loans now are completed electronically to where no paperwork is involved at all. On top of that, mortgage lenders collect more personal information on customers than any other sector in the financial services industry, making them prime targets for hackers.Digital data security came to the forefront again this week as the CFPB made an announcement that it is seeking input from stakeholders on consumer access to their personal financial data—particularly, how much access consumers have to that data and how secure the data is when it is being shared.As digital data is becoming more difficult to protect—after all, the CFPB’s Office of Inspector General listed information security as one of the Bureau’s biggest challenges—companies that handle sensitive information are going to great lengths and expense to make sure that data is safe.“Our IT’s department’s No. 1 priority is protecting data,” said Mark Mackey, CEO of International Document Systems. “You wouldn’t risk security for anything. It wasn’t as big of a deal 10 years ago because you didn’t hear about it as much.”Mackey continued, “We try to put in as much security as we can from all sides. We put a lot of safeguards in place. Everything that can be encrypted is encrypted. We have to take everything to the extreme, unfortunately.”DocMagic CEO Dominic Iannitti said of his company’s security procedures, “DocMagic employs a multifaceted defense in depth approach to ensuring customer sensitive data is always protected. Multiple next generation firewalls are used to keep out unwanted traffic and intruders. Additionally, an intrusion detection and prevention system is used to analyze traffic and alert network security personnel of suspicious activity. Advanced encryption is used when data is transmitted to or from DocMagic servers. Secure Document Delivery to partners and third-party providers is provided through the WebDocs platform. This system utilizes a secure combination code along with a client configured challenge password that is entered prior to downloading documents.”James Deitch, CEO of Teraverde Management Advisors, noted to MReport earlier this year that it has gotten easier for hackers: “They are usually invited in by having an employee click on an email that has an attachment or go to a website which has malware contained on it. And that malware can be downloaded onto a machine simply by browsing on the website.”Should a data breach occur, Deitch said, “The first item is to do a pretty broad risk assessment and just understand what the risk elements to the company are. One can do a social engineering susceptibility test that are fairly straightforward. They can either be done by the company or independently. The second is just to go through what is called ‘patch management,’ just to make sure that all the updates on software, servers, or computers are all done. And to train employees on the techniques that hackers use to get in.” The Increasingly Intense Focus on Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Data Protection 2016-11-17 Seth Welborncenter_img November 17, 2016 726 Views Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Fitzgerald is about to enter his 11th season in the NFL, all with the Cardinals. He has caught 846 passes — 888 if you include the postseason — and remains one of the most reliable targets in the league. Really, all the quarterback must do is get it close. 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Larry Fitzgerald’s hands are the stuff of legends.The Arizona Cardinals’ receiver has never had great speed and only decent size, yet has been one of the best receivers in the NFL due to his innate ability to catch everything thrown his way.And we mean everything. Last season, for instance, he dropped all of one pass. One.While Fitz’s skills may not be what they once were, his hands have yet to betray him. As such, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks notes that the 30-year-old wideout still has the best hands in the NFL. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Despite his production declining in recent years — spotty QB play hasn’t helped — Fitzgerald remains the gold standard on this list. He is a natural pass catcher with strong hands and outstanding ball skills. Most crucially, Fitzgerald remains a sticky-fingered target with a knack for wrestling 50-50 balls away from defenders in big moments. Given the importance of consistency and reliability in the passing game, Fitzgerald’s long history of snagging key receptions all over the field makes him the clear-cut winner in this debate. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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down"Ringsak left the show "in a burst of glory" on May 7 2016 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville wearing new cowboy boots and singing and playing "Six Days on the Road" with Brad Paisley on lead guitar Ringsak then 80 was the only artist to get a standing ovation the Star Tribune reported"When people asked him about playing the Grand Ole Opry he said ‘I couldn’t get on the Ryman stage without a new pair of boots’ " Wolsky said "That was Russ"Their last visit was in August when they and their wives met for dinner in St Paul Ringsak was sick and very thin Wolsky rememberedAlthough he hesitated Ringsak was persuaded to have his usual drink a Jack Daniel’s"That was the last drink I had with him But I had many more prior to that" he said chuckling at the memories"He had a real soul He believed in doing right by everybody"Among Ringsak’s survivors are sisters Ruth Glover and Suellen Bateman both of Grand Forks according to his brother Mick Ringsak of Butte Mont"He had a really good life And he drove until he was 80" Mick Ringsak saidRingsak’s wife Denise was by his side when he died Keillor wrote "Thanks to her he had a good finish""Russ was a genuine friend to a struggling radio show before we could hire a staff and he stayed a friend for 40 years and more" Keillor wrote "He loved good craftsmanship music trucks Harleys his kids (Lisa Hans and Karen) his friends and a series of wonderful women right up to the marvelous Denise The world was richer for his being in it whether you knew him or not"The St Paul Pioneer Press contributed to this report"I just saw no fun in it" said Wright a North Bethesda Maryland resident who is 16 and doesn’t drink alcohol of any kind "There’s just no appeal to me and I just don’t understand why kids do it All of my good friends don’t drink and my girlfriend’s the same"If that sounds counterintuitive to those who were teenagers in the mid- to late-20th century it fits right onto the curve of teenagers’ proclivities in recent yearsA study released this week in the journal Child Development found teens are increasingly delaying activities that had long been seen as rites of passage into adulthood including alcohol consumption Over the past four decades the portion of teenagers who have tried it has plunged from 93 percent to 67 percent according to the studyLocally statistics from several police jurisdictions show a decrease in teen criminal activity involving alcoholThe number of car crashes in Maryland involving drivers aged 16-20 who had used alcohol or drugs fell dramatically in the past decade from 1166 in 2002 to 380 in 2014 according to the state’s Highway Safety OfficeIn Alexandria Virginia the number of alcohol-related charges against teenagers last year was less than half of the number in 2000 according to the police department Statistics provided by Arlington County and the District of Columbia did not go back far enough to show a trendlineAs students poured out of Woodrow Wilson High School in the District of Columbia on Thursday afternoon many shrugged when asked about alcohol"It’s never appealed to me; I’d rather keep my wits about me" said Olivia Wood 14 a freshmanCharlie Wash 17 a defensive end on the varsity football team said his friends drink but he has no interest "I never really needed it to have fun" he said "It’s not something I put on my bucket list"In an era when young people are under mounting pressure to succeed academically and professionally teens may be shying away from drinking out of fear it will distract them from that goal"If I focus on alcohol I’m not going to focus on my career" said Wilson freshman Avery Wright (no relation to Bennett) 14 And she feels no pressure from friends; they don’t drink either Some of the change may lie in deeper societal awareness of the dangers of alcohol compared with a generation ago said Colleen Sheehey-Church national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving "I don’t think parents knew enough back then" she said "They didn’t want their kids to drink but parents didn’t know enough about how to start that conversation"In the 1980s when her organization began "drinking alcohol was a late-night joke it was a punchline" she said "You had certain actors that would play the drunk person and everybody thought it was funny When we realized that we were losing 25000 people a year we started looking at it more closely"In some cases parents who grew up in that more alcohol-soaked era don’t realize things have changed When Bennett Wright’s mother Jenny Goldstock Wright was a teenager she said "the whole mission was to drink" So she tried to warn her son that he couldn’t fool her"I would say ‘Believe me I know what’s going on’ and he’d say ‘Mom that’s not what’s going on’ " she said "That’s not what they do and I’m thrilled"The fact that fewer teens are drinking does not mean they are avoiding all mind-altering substances Several of those interviewed said alcohol has been supplanted as the substance of choice by marijuana which became legal to possess and consume in the District nearly three years ago That they say has made it more accessible and more ubiquitous inside and outside the city limitsUnwilling to go on the record as users of the drug (the legal age for possession and use in the District is 21) the teens described it as calming and less likely to put them in compromising positions than alcohol As one put it after smoking marijuana "you still have your morals"This rang true for Jean Twenge a San Diego State University psychology professor who conducted the Child Development study and is the author of "iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious More Tolerant Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood" "There’s a link between alcohol and aggression and in that way it’s a very good fit between marijuana and this generation’s psychology" she said "Going toward something that would make them more aggressive is really not their style"Not all teens are mild-mannered teetotalers During her junior year at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda Georgia Gray said her then-boyfriend forced her to down three beers before friends intervened That was the 18-year-old’s first encounter with drinking she said"I just felt sick and dizzy" she said "It kind of freaked me out not being in control"Since starting this year at Towson University she has seen a lot more alcohol consumption among her peers"It feels awkward because I don’t really want to drink but everyone else is" she saidWhile she might try champagne sometime after she turns 21 she doesn’t anticipate an adult life of drinking "I don’t like that altered state of feeling" she said "I’m fine with the way I am currently" seeing the country in the first place was itself indicative of lack of commitment by the governors to the principles of transparency in electoral processes with the result that the secrecy in the process contributed largely to the initial uncertainty over its outcome “We are also going to be challenged if these 68 political parties and counting continue this way said under law including reduction in carbon pollution in 2016 The summit brings together lawmakers on all levels that are committed to protecting North America’s largest alpine lake all caused by natural events; if we dont act now we will see a sixth mass extinction "Human behaviour continues to drive the decline of wildlife populations globally a 9-year-old girl with cerebal palsy managed to alert her mum and grandmother to what had happened – having since been hailed a hero for saving his lifeThe Peoples Democratic Party The usually polite crowd was now gasping and applauding mid-rally as the two best players threw meaty blows at each other locking it into the sugars and other organic molecules they use to build their cells Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attended a party-organised concert in poll-bound Meghalaya The Congress has been in power in the north eastern state for nearly 15 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entered the store with a knife and demanded money.Correction appended Jan 31. 2014 President Barack Obama says in a new interview that that it’s up to Congress to remove marijuana from the federal government’s list of the most serious narcotics implying but not explicitly saying that he might support such a move In an interview with CNN that aired Friday Obama was pressed on recent remarks he made to the New Yorker that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol and on whether he would push to remove pot from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s list of so-called “schedule I” narcotics “First of all what is and isn’t a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress” Obama said “I stand by my belief based I think on the scientific evidence that marijuana for casual users individual users is subject to abuse just like alcohol is and should be treated as a public health problem and challenge” Obama added “But as I said in the interview my concern is when you end up having very heavy criminal penalties for individual users that have been applied unevenly and in some cases with a racial disparity” The DEA is required to make determinations Obama said but based on laws passed by Congress A spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy tweeted Wednesday that the attorney general can reclassify marijuana after a scientific review but that it was “not likely given current science” But Obama wouldn’t specifically back congressional action to remove the schedule I classification for marijuana in the interview The drug is already treated differently than other drugs in the schedule I category It is decriminalized for medical purposes in almost two-dozen states and Colorado and Washington state recently became the first to allow it for recreational use The Obama administration has cautiously allowed those two states to move forward in implementing their new recreational pot markets while warning that it will react swiftly if the drug finds its way across state lines or into the hands of minors “We’re going to see what happens in the experiments in Colorado and Washington” Obama said “The Department of Justice you know under Eric Holder has said that we are going to continue to enforce federal laws But in those states we recognize that we don’t have… the resources to police whether somebody is smoking a joint on a corner And we are trying to provide them structures to make sure that you know big time drug traffickers the spillover effect of the violence potentially of a drug trade are not creeping out of this experiment” Obama has admitted to his own drug use as a student in his memoir Dreams From My Father writing of using marijuana and "maybe a little blow" “But I do offer a cautionary note” Obama told CNN “…Those who think legalization is a panacea I think they have to ask themselves some tough questions too because if we start having a situation where big corporations with a lot of resources and distribution and marketing arms are suddenly going out there peddling marijuana then the levels of abuse that may take place are going to be higher” Correction: The original version and headline of this story incorrectly characterized Obama’s stance on congressional action to reclassify marijuana Write to Zeke J Miller at zekemiller@timecomFor an event that features 47 models clad in lingerie that costs more than most peoples net worth you might expect the post-show chatter to focus on bras and the women who sported them But the highlight of last night’s Victorias Secret Fashion Show was undoubtedly the music with Ariana Grande Ed Sheeran Hozier and Taylor Swift supplying the energy for the annual spectacle Filmed a week ago in London the show got some buzz during rehearsals when Ariana Grande got hit in the face by an angel wing and made Ed Sheeran balk at an off-color joke But the team pulled it together for a soundtrack that had even the models lip-syncing as they flaunted their duds (and lets be honest the curves barely hidden by those duds) Taylor Swift opened the show with "Blank Space" the menacing quality of which stood in contrast to the pink pom-poms adorning the models stilettos This section of the show was the innocent baby pink lace and bows segment but Swifts singing gave it undertones of strength and power Its unclear how much of the vocal track is live versus pre-recorded but either way the spectacle was polished and Swiftian as ever Ed Sheeran followed Swift creating a more intimate ambiance with his ballad "Thinking Out Loud" It was important for the music to get quiet here so the crowd could focus on the $4 million in precious gems waltzing down the runway on Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio Those gems demanded attention and they werent about to let Sheeran steal it Pairing the belly dance-inspired lingerie with Sheerans sensitive crooning gave the impression that buying a woman bedazzled underwear is the most loving gesture a person could hope to perform Sheeran for his part gave the kind of heart-on-his-sleeve performance that shows why he was the most downloaded artist on Spotify this year Ariana Grande was definitely singing live in her four-song medley which included "Love Me Harder" "Bang Bang" "Break Free" and "Problem" She was the only performer to get back-up dancers mostly men whose full-coverage jumpsuits wouldnt distract from the models and the more active nature of her performance was fitting given that the models were sporting items from the Pink collection (which is presumably what you would wear if you were planning to exercise) Grandes performance was spirited and energetic and the fact that she sang the whole thing live far outweighed the moments when she lost her breath When Hozier sang "Amen amen amen" during his performance of "Take Me to the Church" he captured the sentiment that for many this show is a religious experience Though the song had more than 87 million plays on Spotify this year the Irish musician probably has the least name recognition of the performers It was certainly the most dramatic of the evenings numbers and it served perhaps unintentionally as a reminder of the way our culture worships beautiful women In what was surely meant to double as a marketing ploy Taylor Swift closed the night with her song "Style" Singing "we never go out of style" as the models strutted down the runway Swift left viewers with the message that this lingerie company is here to stay With a net income of $5 billion and studies that show it to be the most popular brand in the world Victorias Secret continues to be at the top of its game Much like a certain country-singer-turned-pop-star The only question that remains unanswered is why Sheeran and Hozier decided not to perform as Swift and Grande did in lingerie A Photographic History of Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift Being BFFs Ed Sheeran poses with Taylor Swift backstage before his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden Arena on November 1 2013 in New York City Anna Webber—Getty Images Taylor Swift was joined on stage by Ed Sheeran as she kicked off the European leg of her blockbuster The RED Tour with the first of five sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena playing to a capacity crowd of more than 15500 fans on February 1 2014 in London England Gareth Cattermole—TAS/Getty Images Taylor Swift joins Ed Sheeran on stage at his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden Arena on November 1 2013 in New York City Anna Webber—Getty Images Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26 2014 in Los Angeles Ca Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted on March 2 2014 in West Hollywood Ca Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran perform onstage at the first of 13 North American stadium dates on The RED Tour at Ford Field in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 48000 fans on May 4 2013 in Detroit Michigan Christopher Polk—TAS/Getty 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it’s an affront on his manhood and some men just cannot accept the notion" Baer saidLike father like sonBaer said doctors he interviews in the course of lawsuits will often say the procedure is performed not because of a medical diagnosis but because families request it"Many times the reasons are: ‘I want my child to look like me’ When a doctor has said that to me in a deposition I ask the doctor: ‘Well did you ask the dad to pull down his pants to see what the target is’ ” Baer said adding he wants parents to think about the situation from the child’s perspective"Let’s imagine that a 1-day-old child has the ability to communicate" Baer said"That child would say: ‘You know that was a tight squeeze I have a headache My eyes are burning and the doctor just told me I’m a healthy newborn infant Now you want me to do what Mom and Dad’"That’s the way I hope people can understand and reflect on the impact on the individual" Baer said "The only way that child can communicate is through resistance With the arms and legs and screaming that child does everything in his power to say: ‘No no no’ But nobody listens"Baer said that while there is societal condemnation of the practice of removing the genital tissue of young females for cultural reasons young boys receive no such considerationHe maintains that informed consent for parents considering circumcision for their child should include receiving a detailed explanation of the procedure the body part being removed and the function of that body partAlso he said "I think it would be beneficial if the parents actually watched a video of that procedure"Efforts are small scaleLast summer a group called Bloodstained Men and Their Friends demonstrated against circumcision by holding up signs on a busy thoroughfare in south Fargo The organization also demonstrated in other cities in the regionA spokesman for the group Dominic Barba said Baer visited with members of Bloodstained Men when the organization held a demonstration in the Fargo area"We know and appreciate Zenas and his work" Barba saidWhile infant circumcision remains common Barba said the work done by his group and individuals like Baer may be having an effect on the country’s collective mindset"What we’re seeing is American parents are starting to see that (circumcision) isn’t a necessary intervention and it’s not an ethical one" Barba saidStill Baer said efforts to change ideas about circumcision remain small scale with perhaps three or four other attorneys around the country waging similar fightsThe reason Baer said is that while circumcision is highly lucrative to the medical world there’s little reward in opposing it"Where’s the money How are you going to make money on this" Baer saidBritney Spears has not signed on to be a judge on ‘The X Factor’ USA Sources connected with the 30-year-old singer told TMZ they are very close to signing a deal but are working out the last few details Britney reportedly expecting to be making $15 million as a panelist on the forthcoming season however contracts have not be completed yet Now insiders say the mother-of-two should be signing up to the project headed by Simon Cowell in the next day or two Apparently the Fox network are planning to make the announcement on Monday at the Upfronts in New York City where the autumn lineup is unveiled The agreement is almost certain to be signed but not by the twice married star who is now engaged to manager Jason Trawick Since she is under a conservatorship her father Jamie Spears and fiancé Jason – the co-conservators – will be the ones to sign on her behalf The contract must then be approved by the judge handling the conservatorship however sources connected with Britney say it has already been pre-approved and blue whales, In the wake of the acquittals, Ambekar attributed the team’s success to the unity of the side." 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