May 18

Shots fired inside Minnesota middle school, no one hurt: Police

first_imgvmargineanu/iStock(PLYMOUTH, Minn.) — One person is in custody after multiple shots were fired inside a Minnesota middle school Monday morning, officials said.No one was hurt, and Plymouth Middle School has since been deemed safe, Plymouth Police Chief Erik Fadden said at a news conference.Stephanie Burrage, interim superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, said the suspect was a student. The student’s identity was not released.Children witnessed the incident, which took place in a hallway outside of a bathroom at about 8:44 a.m., according to Burrage.The first person on-site was a staff member, followed by a school resource officer, she said.Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson said “thank God” a school resource officer was there to “deescalate,” calling it the best possible resolution.Officers did not have to use any force, police said.Authorities are not looking for any other suspects, according to Fadden. The school is on lockdown, he said, warning that there will be a visible police presence throughout the day.A weapon was recovered from the scene, he added.The school is located about 10 miles from Minneapolis.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

February 27

How Network Security Has Evolved From Saying “No” to Saying “Yes!”

first_imgIn medieval times, people relied heavily on physical security to protect their critical assets. Originally they had castles with walls and as attackers figured out how to breach those walls they added moats and draw bridges and murder holes to keep the advanced attackers out. But all of these hardened physical security measures designed to keep people out had the unfortunate side effect of making it difficult for people to get in, which in turn interfered with business and commerce. Needless to say, this type of security did not survive.Cyber security has evolved in a similar fashion. Fifteen years ago, stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewalls were considered to be best-in-class protection against external threats. These firewalls were typically configured to block peoples’ access to internal resources.  A user often had to submit a ticket to gain access to a server. Some types of communications required that specific rules were written to be allowed. This is the “castle wall” approach that many CISOs learned when they were being introduced to network security. But this approach to security is also outdated.Organizations have to attract people rather than keep people out. Retail businesses post signs saying, “These doors must remain unlocked during business hours.” Security must take a similar approach, to become more dynamic: The question now is how do you keep an eye on who is coming in and out to provide necessary protection?Unlike brick-and-mortar stores, where you keep doors open, electronic online presence never closes. Today, ecommerce is being done electronically 24 x7. Not only do you need to keep your electronic communication presence open, but also highly available and redundant. The question becomes: How do you keep an eye on what is constantly coming in and out of the network?Two parallel goals in security are to keep the malicious traffic out while also keeping employees productive. If employees want to boost their productivity but IT is slow moving, they invent ways to work around the rules to enable the productivity measures they need to do their jobs more efficiently.Fortunately, that paradigm is now shifting. Security is no longer about blocking or allowing necessary access. It is about enabling secure access on a permanent basis to enable the business. The perimeter is not only about blocking traffic, but also about easily enabling appropriate access for users. What should be allowed? Whatever enhances the environment and makes it better. For network security to detect malicious behavior, Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewalls analyze all of the network traffic, identify and eliminate what is bad, and let the good flow in and out freely.In a similar way, application control becomes important as more people rely on their own applications. With the deluge of mobility, everyone is BYOD, bringing their own cloud (BYOC) and bringing their own applications. CISOs need to know what applications are running on their networks and analyze those applications.And, with identity and access management, we need to make sure this is the right person, right level of privilege and the right level of access to critical company data. Also, for CISOs to effectively manage identities, it is important to have self-governance and self-provisioning to create, modify and revoke and renew identities without always having to call an information security administrator.The Department of Yes is about empowering business initiatives while retaining security by governing every identity and inspecting every packet. It enables security professionals to allow remote workers to be more mobile, to go to the cloud, and to go back to the corporate network – securely and productively.Visit Dell Security and open your own Department of Yes.last_img read more

September 28

Emas seeking legal advice over Perisai put option

first_imgSingapore’s offshore services company EMAS Offshore Limited is seeking legal advice after Malaysia’s Perisai Petroleum moved to activate a previously agreed put option which would force Emas to buy Perisai’s share in SJR Marine.Namely, Perisai owns a 51 percent stake in SJR Marine, a company which owns the ‘Enterprise 3’ derrick lay barge, with Emas owning the remaining 49 percent. The two companies agreed to include a put option in 2012, under which Perisai could sell its stake to Emas $43 million.If Perisai elects to exercise the put option, which is exactly what it is doing now, Emas will be obliged to buy.Perisai had earlier served the Put Option notice to Emas on December 8, 2016, however, Emas did not follow through with the acquisition of the SJR Marine stake citing some certain “breaches” by Perisai, leading to a dispute between the companies.The two companies then reached a provisional settlement deal to resolve the issue over the $43 million put option, whereby, Emas would pay in two installments, however, following several delays, the deal lapsed, leading Perisai to start working on executing the put option again.According to Perisai’s statement on August 17, the company has given Emas 30 days from August 2017, to pay, under the original put option terms.Emas said it was seeking legal advice in respect of the matters set out in the Perisai announcement.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

September 27

A healthy, 24-year-old woman to be euthanised in Belgium.

first_imgAlex Schadenberg 21 June 2015The Belgian euthanasia insanity continues with the case of a 24-year-old healthy woman (Laura) who will die by euthanasia this summer for psychological reasons.The June 19 DeMorgen article by Simone Maas explains (google translated):She has good friends, loves good coffee and theater. And she has felt that she wanted to die ever since childhood. Laura (24): “Life, that’s not for me.” This summer, euthanasia will end her life full of inner conflict, depression and self-destruction.I met the West Flemish Laura at the presentation of the book ‘Libera me’ euthanasia for psychological reasons. Writer Lieve Thienpont is one of the psychiatrists who gave Laura a positive opinion for euthanasia.Euthanasia for psychological reasons is done when a psychiatrist agrees that the psychological pain that a person is experiencing cannot be relieved in a way that the individual finds acceptable.That means, Laura may be treatable, but Laura has decided that the only acceptable “treatment” is death.Similar to the euthanasia deaths of Godelieva De Troyer (64), a healthy Belgian woman who was living with depression or Ann G (44) who asked for euthanasia for psychological pain after being sexually exploited by her psychiatrist, who was treating her for Anorexia, Laura has been approved for lethal injection, even though she is physically healthy and only 24-years-old.In March, the chairman of the federal euthanasia commission in Belgium admitted that 50 to 60 euthanasia deaths are done on psychiatric patients each year.Similar cases are occurring in the Netherlands, where a report indicated there were 42 euthanasia deaths for psychiatric reasons and 97 euthanasia deaths for people with dementia in 2013. read more

September 16

No. 23 Trojans fall at Arizona State in third straight road loss

first_imgThe road woes continued for the No. 23 USC Trojans as they dropped their third consecutive road game, 74-67, to the Arizona State Sun Devils Friday night. The Trojans (18-6, 7-4) also dropped their eight straight game as a ranked team. Sophomore guard Tra Holder led the Sun Devils (14-11, 4-8) with 20 points, including a dagger 3-pointer that put Arizona State up nine with less than two minutes left in the game. Junior forward Nikola Jovanovic led all scorers with 25 points to go along with 15 rebounds. As a team, the Trojans shot over 51 percent from the field but could not overcome 17 turnovers. Arizona State finished with 17 offensive rebounds and were able to withstand a late second half push from the Trojans. The Sun Devils out-hustled the Trojans on both sides of the ball from start to finish. “We let them loose and they cut the lead to two,” Sun Devil forward Savon Goodman said. “Coach was on us about that. We got defensive stops and were able to play with the lead and finish strong.”The Men of Troy got off to a slow start, turning the ball over on three of their first four possessions. Arizona State jumped out to an early 8-4 lead before the Trojans settled into their offense. The Trojans finished the half shooting 57 percent from the field and held the Sun Devils to just 33 percent. However, 11 turnovers from USC to go along with eight offensive rebounds allowed Arizona State to stay within reach at the half. The Trojans took a 30-27 lead into the locker room. The Men of Troy couldn’t shake the rust to start the second half as they saw their lead vanish before their eyes. Behind five straight points Holder, the Sun Devils jumped out to a 37-32 lead over the Trojans early in the second half. The Trojan offense went cold in the second half as the Sun Devils extended their lead to nine points with just under 11 minutes left in the game. Junior guard Julian Jacobs and sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin led a spirited comeback that brought the Trojans within three points.The Sun Devils ended the game on an 11-5 run and had an answer for everything USC threw at them. Goodman finished with 17 points and six rebounds off the bench and guard Gerry Blakes chipped in 14 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. “The amount of confidence coach had in me when was unbelievable,” Goodman said. “That is why I love him.”USC entered the game averaging over 22 3-point attempts per game, but managed just one attempt in the first half. The Trojans finished just 2-11 from 3-point range, both makes from junior guard Katin Reinhardt. McLaughlin finished with 13 points, six assists, and two rebounds and Jacobs chipped in 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists. The backcourt duo showed great chemistry, linking up for an alley-oop dunk late in the second half. The Men of Troy continue to play dominant basketball at home, but once they leave the Galen Center, they look like a different team. The 67 points were a season low for the Trojans, who entered the game averaging an impressive 84 points per game. In their last three road games, which were all losses, the Trojans have been outscored by an average of 10 points per game.Next up for the Trojans is a tough matchup against the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson. Tip-off is set for 5 P.M. this Sunday, and the game can be seen on Fox Sports 1.last_img read more

August 28

Join the expedition of the E/V Nautilus at the sanctuary on Wednesday

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — The E/V Nautilus will be exploring the waters off of Western Canada on Wednesday afternoon.The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will offer a live stream to interact with the crew of the Nautilus and observe the work of two underwater remotely operated vehicles, the Argus and Hercules.The main goal of the Nautilus’s expedition is to perform maintenance on Ocean Network Canada’s Neptune observatory. That won’t be the only task on the agenda.“They’re out there doing some seafloor mapping, checking out things such as CTD’s which stands for conductivity, temperature, and depth,” said Sanctuary Representative Andrew Augustyn. “Just a whole wide array of systems from anything from detecting tsunamis to just exploring what’s out there in the unknown.”The livestream kicks off at 1:00pm and runs until 2:00pm in the Sanctuary theater. Popcorn will be provided. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for July 30Next What’s Trending for July 31last_img read more