Neil’s huge save

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Neil knew he could have done better, but he’d also been playing the game long enough not to worry about things that were beyond his control. Make no mistake about it, he’s all about winning. But Neil knew he couldn’t get too harsh on himself, too, with every defeat.The drive is still Neil’s routine after each game. A day before the match, he travels to Walsall and stays in a hotel to prepare for the weekend game. During the season, he’s at the training ground at 9 a.m. and lifts weights in the afternoon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNeil’s focus and attention to detail in an effort to become the best player he can be has always been impressive ever since he started playing for the Philippines in the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup in Iloilo. Sure, he’s a specimen at 6 feet 3, but the swagger which has highlighted his early days with the Azkals has been replaced by an unmistakeable assurance and maturity.Neil, whose mother, Merlinda Dula, hails from Tarlac, wasn’t always this way. He loved the spotlight and the parties, but these things don’t excite him much anymore. 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 “I stayed on Chris’ couch for three weeks,” Neil recalls. “Probably the toughest time of my life. I had no job and was nowhere close to getting the deal that I wanted. My savings [were] running out. I was really depressed and Chris was one of those friends who helped me get through that tough time.”Neil and Chris have been good friends since their days together at Fulham.Left with little option, Neil took a massive pay cut. He needed an opportunity and Charlton gave him his chance to be seen by other clubs. That stint led to a deal with Walsall, a League One side with a loyal fan base, which he nearly led to promotion to the Championship a year ago.“When you’re a player for a Premier League team, it’s easy to live in the moment, spend money and have that feeling that this career is never going to end,” says Neil, who had one Europa League appearance for Fulham. “But losing that job and dropping to the lower leagues will make you work harder and think about your future.”Etheridge went on to play 81 matches for Walsall, compiling a highlight reel of spectacular performances.Etheridge’s story takes extra significance on July 1 as he completes his lucrative move to Cardiff City, a Championship side, based in Cardiff, Wales. Cardiff is looking to make a push for a place in the Premier League, and manager Neil Warnock has tipped Etheridge to be a key player in their drive back to the Premiership for the first time since 2014.The impending transfer was the reason why Etheridge had to skip the Philippines’ “friendly” against China, as well as the Asian Cup Qualifying match against Tajikistan in Dushanbe on Tuesday.“I have always put the Azkals first, but this is such a big move going to Cardiff and for once I have to step back and put my career first,” he says. “This contract is surreal to me. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet.”Taking into account the lessons of the past, trust Neil to make the most out of this massive opportunity. MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire “I’ve mellowed,” Neil tells the Inquirer. Neil’s answer begged another question: What happened? “Going jobless for a few months can do that to you. It makes you appreciate things that you have now,” he replies.Three years ago, Neil thought about quitting the sport altogether. Neil was released by Fulham at the end of the 2014 season. But the timing of the release was awful because he had just aggravated an injury. Worse, he was left out by Azkals coach Thomas Dooley from the Peace Cup lineup, along with Stephan Schrock.Neil sent out a tweet in response to his omission and that didn’t sit well with Dooley. “It was a really emotional time for me and I was hoping I could get a call-up for the national team so I could play and at the same time take my mind away from the struggle of looking for a club,” the keeper says.Etheridge had been a reliable No. 1 for the Azkals. He’d been part of almost every major victory of the team since the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup in Vietnam. “But that (call-up) didn’t happen and I felt hurt,” he says. “It’s all in the past now.”Neil stayed at Manchester United defender Chris Smalling’s place as he tried out for several clubs. Those clubs weren’t ready to give him the deal that he enjoyed at Fulham, which was just relegated to the Championship.ADVERTISEMENT Remember Mario Manubay? LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? Neil Etheridge elevates to thwart an attack on the Walsall goal by Shrewsbury Town in England’s League One.Neil Etheridge kept his eyes on the road and his hands on the wheel as he talked with passion and pride, his baritone reverberating inside the car.The drive from Walsall, where he was playing his club football then, to London, where he was based, took three hours. Just a few minutes after League One side Walsall’s frustrating 0-1 loss to Macclesfield Town in an FA Cup game, Etheridge was in the mood for a talk on that cold November night.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Hero launches Splendor iSmart; priced at Rs 53,300

first_imgHero has for the first time ever made a bike completely by itself, and that is the newly launched Splendor iSmart. Priced at Rs 53,300 Ex-showroom Delhi, the Splendor iSmart was completely designed in-house by Hero and uses no technology from its previous partner Honda. It was shown at the 2016 Auto Expo also. The Splendor iSmart 110 gets a new, more rigid chassis and a doublecradle frame which will improve handling. The new motorcycle from Hero is powered by the new Torque on Demand (TOD) 110 cc vertically mounted engine which also gets Hero’s i3S system. The i3S system allows the engine to cut power when idling in neutral, and starts it back up again as soon as you pull in the clutch.Also Read: Hero MotoCorp, Speedbrain join forces in motorcycle rally sportsThe new 110cc engine from Hero develops 8.9 hp of peak power and 9Nm of peak torque. It is paired to a four-speed transmission and the setup is claimed to deliver 70kmpl. The Splendor iSmart 110 also gets Automatic Headlamps On feature, and now the lights will stay on during daytime also. The new Splendor is now available across Hero dealerships in India and has been priced at INR53,300 (Ex-showroom Delhi), INR 53,100 (Ex-showroom Mumbai), INR 53,800 (Ex-showroom Bangalore), INR 53,700 (Ex-showroom Chennai), INR 54,200 (Ex-showroom Kolkata), INR 53,100 (Ex-showroom Pune), INR54,100 (Ex-showroom Hyderabad).last_img read more

Chelsea to send anti-Semitic fans on educational courses

first_imgChelsea are planning to deal with cases of anti-Semitism among the club’s fans by sending them on educational courses, chairman Bruce Buck has said.Blues owner Roman Abramovich, who is Jewish, is at the forefront of an initiative that aims to eradicate instances of anti-Semitism among supporters.And Buck explained that the process will produce better long-term results than merely imposing banning orders on guilty parties. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “If you just ban people, you will never change their behaviour,” Buck told The Sun .”This policy gives them the chance to realise what they have done, to make them want to behave better.”In the past, we would take them from the crowd and ban them, for up to three years.”Now we say, ‘you did something wrong. You have the option. We can ban you or you can spend some time with our diversity officers, understanding what you did wrong’.”It is hard to act when a group of 50 or 100 people are chanting. That’s virtually impossible to deal with or try to drag them out of the stadium.”But, if we have individuals that we can identify, we can act.”Roman Abramovic, Stamford Bridge splitBuck had been speaking at the British Houses of Parliament , where Chelsea had been previewing a video aimed at tackling the ongoing problem.He added: “Chelsea and the Chelsea Foundation do a lot of good work in the community but a little while ago Mr. Abramovich came to us and asked us to do something a little more aggressive and intensive to tackle antisemitism.”Since then and over the last year we have hosted a lot of events and worked tirelessly to do this.”This event at Parliament is another of those events and it is an exciting one as we have the Speaker of the House and Sports Minister in attendance and we showed a video we have prepared to assist us in the campaign moving forward.”There was then a panel session to discuss the next steps so it has been an interesting evening for all in attendance. We are just trying to make a dent in the antisemitism in this world.”We won’t be able to move the needle entirely but hopefully this will allow us to engage with other football clubs, other sports clubs and more people and over time we hope to make a real contribution for good to society.”In September 2017, Chelsea condemned an anti-Semitic chant from their own fans about Alvaro Morata that abused rivals Tottenham , who have a large Jewish fanbase. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Jets Deep in Running Backs

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — With all the additions for the New York Jets, from a new coaching staff to a top-level receiver to a prized rookie defensive lineman to the return of one of the NFL’s best cornerback tandems, the stable of running backs has been somewhat overlooked.Considering that quarterback Geno Smith is in a prove-it third pro season, though, the importance of the guys behind him can’t be overestimated.Incumbents Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell were joined on the field by former Rams Zac Stacy and Daryl Richardson during this week’s minicamp.Free agent signee Stevan Ridley, who had to watch the Patriots win the Super Bowl while he was sidelined by a torn right ACL, hopes to be able to work when training camp opens at the end of July.It’s a solid, experienced group that, operating behind a veteran offensive line, could take much pressure off Smith. Actually, it had better do so.“It could be a great group,” said Ivory, the hard-charging throwback power runner who also brings some burst to the field. “I like to fight for yards, but I am much more than that. I like whenever my number is called to make some plays.”His number was called 198 times and he rushed for 821 yards and six touchdowns. Ivory also takes some hellacious hits — and delivers same — so asking him to make another 50 or so carries this season might be his limit.But with the others on hand, that could mean the Jets match their No. 3 ranking of 2014 in rushing.“When I saw they were ranked No. 3 last year, I was licking my chops,” said Stacy, acquired in a draft-day trade with the Rams after St. Louis took Georgia’s Todd Gurley in the first round — and Stacy tweeted “Yikes” when the pick was made. “I think we can be very balanced on offense, and each of us has something to offer at running back.”Ivory offers the power game. Powell has some power, too, and is the most versatile of the RBs. Stacy also has shown versatility, and he rushed for 973 yards for the Rams in 2013 despite being a part-timer for much of the season.Richardson had a big training camp last year for the Jets, but with Chris Johnson and his huge contract around, Richardson wound up on the practice squad.“I just want to build on what I’ve shown,” said Richardson, who averaged 4.8 yards a carry in St. Louis in 2012. “I want to help with the overall running game any way I can, running the ball, catching it, blocking…. That’s the whole point of being a running back.”The wild card is Ridley, the most accomplished of the five RBs, but the least healthy right now. He said he’s aiming to be a contributor by the season opener.“I can’t predict the future, but for me I’ve got to be ready for Week 1, and that’s the goal,” Ridley said. “When I do hit the field, I’m making an impact.”Coach Todd Bowles explained the pecking order at the position for now, with a major caveat.“There’s Ivory, there’s Powell. Richardson has been here, Ridley is not practicing, and Stacy just got here,” Bowles said. So, as Stacy gets to know his (assignments), it’s Ivory, Powell, Richardson, Stacy, and of course Ridley isn’t playing right now.“That remains to be seen because I don’t know who can block and who can’t block right now. That remains to be seen, so right now all three guys that are practicing are very similar, and then Stacy will make the fourth guy practicing. We’ll see when Ridley comes back and that will be something that will be ironed out in camp.”Ridley was eager to talk about joining the Patriots’ rival, and not so eager to be confronted with questions about the deflated footballs scandal in New England. When the first question was asked on that subject, he smiled, shook his head and said: “Here we go with this ‘Deflategate.’ ”While admitting he had no inside information — or any info at all — about it, he did note that the Patriots won the Super Bowl and he got a ring. Then, of course, the Patriots let him walk.So when he mentioned the mistake New England made, he was asked if that referred to letting him leave, or to the deflated footballs used in the AFC title game.He made it clear he was talking about the footballs.“Everybody has their flaws — me, you, everybody included. They made a mistake,” Ridley said. “The best thing that can happen is that they deal with that on their own. That has nothing to do with the New York Jets, and this is where I am now.”(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Nova Scotia Public Service Continues to Build Diverse Workforce

first_img The Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex (LGBTI)Network for public service employees was established The network hosted the inaugural pride event in the House of Assembly. The Employment Equity Partnership by the Human Rights Commission was launched Project Brotherhood, a community-based, outreach and prevention program for African American men was launched. A task team to develop a research web portal to provide easy access to research and evidence-based human resource practices that support diversity was established Progress on government’s commitment to diversity and equity are outlined in a report tabled in the legislature today, Dec. 9, by Public Service Commission Minister Frank Corbett. “We’re working to create a diverse workforce that is truly representative of the people we serve,” said Mr. Corbett. “By bringing more diversity to our work environment, we will be better able to serve all Nova Scotians in an effective, inclusive and culturally competent manner.” Moving Toward Equity, Employment Equity and Diversity in the Nova Scotia Public Service 2009-10 outlines a number of department-led initiatives over the past year that improved workplace culture and diversity: “The report shows that we are moving in the right direction with employment equity,” said Mr. Corbett. “But there’s still more work to do.” As of March 31, 801 (7.1 per cent) civil servants voluntarily self-identified as aboriginal, racially visible or a person with a disability, up 0.1 per cent from 2009. Women made up about 53 per cent of the management group in the Nova Scotia public service, up 0.4 per cent from 2009. A copy of the report can be found at .last_img read more

Vaccins contre la méningite B à lUniversité Acadia

first_img éviter de partager des boissons, des bouteilles d’eau, des ustensiles, du baume pour les lèvres ou une brosse à dents; réduire le contact direct avec les sécrétions du nez et de la bouche; se laver les mains ou se servir d’un désinfectant à base d’alcool s’il est impossible de se laver les mains. Le Dr Robert Strang, administrateur en chef de la santé publique, a confirmé aujourd’hui 13 février que le deuxième cas de méningite à méningocoques à l’Université Acadia était également de la souche B, et qu’un programme de vaccination sur le campus débutera dès le mercredi 18 février. « Deux cas de la même souche de la méningite à méningocoques au même endroit, par exemple un campus universitaire, constituent une épidémie en établissement », a dit le Dr Strang. « Le risque demeure quand même faible puisque cette maladie n’est pas aussi facilement transmissible que le rhume ou la grippe. Des précautions de base et le programme de vaccination des étudiants sont la meilleure façon d’assurer la bonne santé de tous. » Les Services de la santé publique organiseront des cliniques de vaccination pour la première dose du vaccin à l’édifice Fountain Commons, de midi à 16 h, les 18 et 19 février, et de midi à 20 h, du 23 au 25 février. D’autres cliniques auront lieu avant la fin du semestre pour l’administration de la deuxième dose du vaccin. Le vaccin est offert à tous les étudiants, ainsi qu’aux membres du corps professoral et du personnel qui sont atteints de certaines maladies rares. Le laboratoire provincial a confirmé que le deuxième cas à l’Université Acadia était bien un cas de méningite à méningocoques mardi soir, et le Laboratoire national de microbiologie a confirmé la souche tard jeudi. Le personnel de la santé publique est déjà sur place et collabore avec l’université pour mettre en œuvre le programme de vaccination et pour appuyer le personnel des services de santé aux étudiants. Les cours se poursuivent et les Services de la santé publique ne recommandent aucune restriction des déplacements des étudiants et du personnel de l’Université Acadia, ni des visiteurs du campus. Des précautions de base peuvent contribuer à prévenir la transmission de la maladie, notamment : Toute personne qui présente des symptômes graves doit se rendre au service d’urgence le plus près ou composer le 911. En cas de doute, composez le 811 pour obtenir des conseils. Les symptômes de la méningite sont : Des renseignements supplémentaires se trouvent au une fièvre; des maux de tête; un changement dans le niveau de vivacité ou de l’état mental; des raideurs au cou; des plaques d’urticaire; des nausées; des vomissements; une sensibilité accrue à la lumière.last_img read more

Facebook sues malicious app developers

first_imgSan Francisco: Identifying a case of fraud, social networking giant Facebook has sued two app developers for click injection scam, that infected smartphones with malware. The apps were made available on the Google Play store. The malware that came with the apps created fake user clicks on Facebook ads that appeared on the users’ phones, giving the impression that the users had clicked on the ads. The app developers caught for creating the infected apps are Hong Kong-based — LionMobi and Singapore-based JediMobi, Facebook revealed in a blog-post on Tuesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “LionMobi and JediMobi generated unearned payouts from Facebook for misrepresenting that a real person had clicked on the ads,” Jessica Romero, Director of platform enforcement and litigation wrote in the post. The ads were part of Facebook’s Audience Network. LionMobi also advertised its malicious apps on Facebook, violating the social networking platform’s advertising policies. “LionMobi and JediMobi have been banned from Audience Network and their accounts have been disabled. All impacted advertisers were refunded by Facebook in March,” Romero added.last_img read more

Chance for WC aspirants to shine in series deciding 5th ODI

first_imgNew Delhi: India will have to quickly put behind a massive bowling failure, sloppy fielding and tactical mistakes to tame a resurgent Australia in the series-deciding fifth ODI here Wednesday. The cricketing world has applauded India’s current bowling attack as one of its most potent but the failure to defend a mammoth total in Mohali came as a reality check for it. Even the ever-reliable Jasprit Bumrah was taken to cleaners by Ashton Turner with ease, though the way captain Virat Kohli handled his quota of overs did leave many perplexed. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherKohli and the Indian team definitely missed the calming presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose understanding of game situations has been helpful in pressure situations. Without doubt, the PCA stadium pitch was flat, offering nothing to the bowlers but a world-class attack was expected to defend a 350-plus total. The blazing knock by Turner, who was helped by the Indian team’s butter-fingered fielders helped Australia turn it around. In Ranchi the team bowled first and in Mohali, Kohli opted to bat first, taking the dew into consideration but on both days, the opposite happened. It was dry when India chased in Ranchi but dew helped Australia’s chase in the fourth ODI with the Indian bowlers struggling to grip the ball. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenAt the Feroze Shah Kotla ground, the wicket is usually low and slow but the team would not like to be surprised in the key game which makes the toss crucial. Not many runs have been scored in the last two ODI matches played here with India losing to New Zealand by six runs in October 2016 and winning against West Indies by 48 runs in October 2014. The Twenty20 games have been full of runs, though. The hosts can heave a sigh of relief with Shikhar Dhawan striking form. The Delhi left-hander managed to silence critics who had been after him due to a prolonged lean patch. At his home ground, he would look to get some more runs but it remains to be seen if the batters get a surface which assists stroke-play. Going by history, the surface should be ideal for wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal as the slow bowlers have done well in the previous games. Usman Khawaja has been the man for Australia this series. His stellar show at the top has been instrumental in the visitors’ turnaround in the series. Getting him early would be crucial to India’s chances. With skipper Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and new sensation Turner contributing in the team’s good run, this Australian side is definitely on the right track to regain its status as one of the most formidable sides. The winner-take-all contest will also be the Indian team’s last in the 50-over format before the World Cup, making ti the players’ final chance to make an impression on the selectors minds. Vijay Shankar has done a reasonably fine job with the bat in the limited chances he has got but Rishabh Pant did not do any good to his wicket-keeping reputation by missing chances in Mohali. As a batsman, though, his utility is beyond doubt. The top and middle-order is largely settled and tomorrow’s game will be one last chance for Pant, Shankar, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja to do something special and prove their worth. Jadeja may figure in the playing XI tomorrow, considering that his left-arm spin on the Kotla wicket would be effective. Teams (from): India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff. Match Starts: 1:30 pm.last_img read more

Ford shifting 550 jobs to boost SUV production in Kentucky

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator to meet growing demand for its large SUVs.Growing sales for the Expedition and Navigator are driving a 20 per cent production boost at the Louisville plant, the automaker said.To boost the truck plant’s workforce, Ford said it will shift the jobs away from its crosstown factory — Louisville Assembly Plant, which makes the Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC.Growing demand for large SUVs is fueling the employment boost at the truck plant.“Kentucky Truck Plant is home to two of Ford and Lincoln’s most successful vehicles,” said John Savona, Ford vice-president, North American manufacturing. “After seeing a continued increase in customer demand for Expedition and Navigator, we are boosting production for a second time to meet it.”Retail sales of the Expedition eight-passenger SUV surged 35 per cent last year, Ford said. Navigator sales grew 70 per cent in 2018, posting the vehicle’s best sales year since 2007, it said.The truck plant’s production will increase after the summer shutdown in July, Ford said.To produce even more Expeditions and Navigators, Ford said it has increased the line speed at Kentucky Truck Plant. After a production review by a group of salaried and hourly workers, the plant added more workstations and split up some tasks, the company said.Ford also said it’s launching a new “Better Big” marketing campaign for the Expedition.Ford’s announcement that it’s boosting production of its large SUVs is the latest signal of the auto industry’s shift to SUVs and trucks.The last compact car recently rolled off the line at a massive General Motors assembly line in Ohio, part of a major restructuring in which the automaker plans to shed as many as 14,000 workers and shift its focus to making trucks, SUVs and electric and autonomous vehicles.Toyota announced last week that its Georgetown, Kentucky, facility will get a $238 million investment to produce hybrid versions of Lexus ES 300 sedans starting in May and the RAV4 SUV starting in January 2020.Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press read more

Advancing the State of UC Security

The second area is a combination of network encryption and anomaly detection. Last week at the Ribbon Perspective conference in Washington, D.C., Ribbon made a few announcements to help advance UC security. First, it is integrating its SBC platform with 128 Technology to provide the underlying zero-trust networking and end-to-end FIPS 140-2 compliance. Second, it has launched the Protect platform, which can take the logs from many different UC platforms, stitch them together, and use machine learning to ferret out suspicious activity such as toll fraud, robo-callers, registration attacks, and other suspicious activity. Phish-Prone Testing, Keep Your Enterprise Secure Scott Murphy August 21, 2019 Phishing testing teaches employees to detect and respond to malicious emails, helping to create a culture of security. Log in or register to post comments With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and other regulations, along with regular breaches affecting businesses around the world, minimal compliance is no longer good enough. As a result, many enterprises are getting more proactive than ever regarding their security, privacy, and compliance strategies.Tags:News & ViewsUC Security frameworkHotshot.mobiJourney.aizero-trust networkingMicrosoftidentity managementSecurityAI & AutomationCloud CommunicationsNews & ViewsProduct NewsUnified Communications Articles You Might Like IT Security Refresh: The Cyber Defense Matrix Terry Slattery October 02, 2019 With the Cyber Defense Matrix, enterprises can measure their security coverage and discover gaps in their IT strategy. A third area for advancement relates to data loss prevention and controlling and logging what information is going in and out of an organization. One way of doing this is using digital signatures. Zoom early this year announced its support for audio signatures, which adds an ultrasonic watermark to audio streams so that UC admins have a way to identify the source of any leaked audio. Figure 1, below, shows a three-tiered UC security model with consumer, enterprise, and advanced security grades. Based on discussions with 20 large enterprises, feedback shows that about 80% of enterprise UC interactions need consumer-grade security and 15% enterprise-grade, while 5% require advanced security. Advanced security is required for protecting intellectual property, for compliance requirements such as M&A deals, and to ensure privacy. See All in Security » Stay tuned for more exciting products and services aimed at helping enterprises refine their digital relationship management strategies to ensure security, compliance, and privacy. UC interaction security has its own unique challenges, requirements, and solutions from standard Web and application transaction security, as I discussed earlier this year in a Enterprise Connect 2019 session and No Jitter podcast. Here I’m going to dive into some advanced UC security functions and companies and products that are stepping up to help ensure these are available when and where required. The Threat of Toll Fraud Persists Irwin Lazar September 16, 2019 With a toll fraud prevention and mitigation strategy, enterprises can identify and mitigate potential toll threats – sometimes before they even happen. Three-tiered UC security framework The first area of advancement is in a combination of identity management and ensuring multifactor authentication (MFA) along with validation and providing a hardened application to run on the end device. A couple of interesting companies to highlight are: Keeping Your Communications Systems Safe Takes Practice Gary Audin August 29, 2019 Don’t assume you’re ready for a security attack if you’ve never exercised what you have in place. — Its mission is to provide compliant messaging, collaboration, and identity management for business, built on a zero-trust foundation. Some of its unique features include the use of location and time as additional authentication factors. To receive a message, users must be at a geo-fenced location; optionally, the message can be set to expire after a period of time. One early use case is for deployment to a remediation team in need of a secure platform following an enterprise directory breach. Some incident response teams are proactively establishing secure off-band communications channels as part of their remediation and response plans by simply restricting all access to trusted members’ known — Remember Brett Shockley, onetime Avaya CTO, Cisco VP, and Spanlink CEO, and Michael Frendo, who had been EVP, Worldwide Engineering at Polycom? They and others have formed this company, which offers a zero-knowledge identity management network. One use case is for inbound and outbound calls between a bank and customer. The bank and the customer are able to validate one another biometrically, never having to exchange or store private information. The private data channel they establish has the added benefits of enabling zero-knowledge proofs of account and identity credentials, as well as eliminating the need for the customer to re-authenticate on agent transfer through an encrypted transfer of trust.Microsoft — Microsoft, the market leader in enterprise identity management with its Active Directory platform, purchased LinkedIn for $26 billion in 2016. With all its work in the cloud, blockchain solutions, and LinkedIn data, it’s easy to see how Microsoft will be rolling out additional identity management services and incorporating them into its team collaboration application, Teams. Make Teams, Slack, Other Collaboration Tools Ultra-Secure Sorell Slaymaker August 21, 2019 Read how Hotshot adds location and time elements to its MFA strategy and discover how you can protect your enterprise with a zero-trust architecture. Slaymaker_UCsecurity.png cybersecurity_774.png read more

UN calls for suspension of DR Congo military units involved in mass

Investigations conducted over the past three months by the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) in the town of Minova and surrounding villages found that two units of the Congolese armed forces (FARDC) engaged in mass rapes and other human violations in late November 2012, said UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky.As a result of these findings, MONUSCO addressed a letter on 4 February to the FARDC’s chief of staff requesting the formal suspension of support to these units. It subsequently sent a second and final injunction on 18 February, in line with the UN’s Human Rights Due Diligence Policy.“The UN Mission is in touch with Congolese authorities at the highest level to ensure that the alleged perpetrators, including Congolese armed forces commanders, be brought to justice and held accountable,” Mr. Nesirky told reporters in New York today. “The Mission will maintain, together with other partners, its support to Congolese judicial authorities to pursue their investigations and will offer its support for any trial to be held.” read more

Womens soccer Buckeyes down rival Michigan off of Princes gamewinner

OSU junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) dribbles the ball during a game agaisnt Minnesota on Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 1-2. Credit: Lantern File PhotoIn a rivalry game against Michigan Saturday night, the Ohio State women’s soccer team returned to Columbus with a much needed victory.  The Buckeyes edged the Michigan Wolverines 2-1, with a winning recipe that combined early scoring in both halves and strong defense and goalkeeping. OSU improved their record to 10-5-3 (4-3-3 Big Ten), while Michigan lost its third game over the last five matches, falling to 9-4-3 (5-3-2 Big Ten).  Junior forward Sammy Edwards propelled the Buckeyes to an early 1-0 lead in the fifth minute, corralling a loose ball inside the Michigan goalkeeper’s box, with a shot finding the back of the net.OSU sophomore goalkeeper Devon Kerr’s strong play received praise from coach Lori Walker, as Kerr was named the player of the match for the Buckeyes. Kerr registered five total saves, including a crucial one-on-one faceoff versus Michigan’s Ani Sarkisian, who broke through the defense, taking a shot which Kerr dove to save.Kerr’s only goal given up on the night was in the 32nd minute, where she deflected a shot and Michigan took advantage of the rebound, evening out the score at 1-1.The Buckeyes returned from halftime with aggressive play that paid off. Senior forward Nichelle Prince scored a goal from short distance in the 53rd minute, reclaiming the lead for OSU at 2-1.The game continued to be competitive on both sides late into the contest. The Michigan offensive attack proved a test for Kerr, but ultimately, her two crucial saves from short distance held strong for the Buckeyes. Likewise, Prince had one last late opportunity in a shot that bounced off the Michigan crossbar, nearly widening OSU’s lead to 2-1.  The Buckeyes finish the regular season at Penn State Wednesday night at 6 p.m. read more

College Football Chaos Could Be Lurking Below The Top 3 Teams

✓2 ✓2 LSUSEC✓ IowaBig Ten✓ Source: CFB at NC StateACC✓ ClemsonACC✓✓✓1 ✓2 ✓2 So far, this year’s college football season has played out with relatively little chaos. Sure, 28.5-point underdog Old Dominion beat Virginia Tech, BYU toppled Wisconsin, and Purdue put a big dent in Ohio State’s playoff chances just last week. But most of the leading preseason favorites are still in good shape to make the College Football Playoff with five weeks to go before the conference championship games (and a week before the selection committee’s first set of rankings is released).If the season ended today, the committee would have an especially easy choice with its top three: Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame, each of which is a prestige program with an undefeated record. Picking the fourth slot, however, would be a little trickier, as there’s a crowded field of worthy one-loss contenders. And that’s what sets this season apart: The sheer potential for madness is quite high, even if it hasn’t manifested itself yet.We can map out how this season compares with others at the same point in time (i.e., through the week in which most FBS teams have played seven games) by classifying how many teams usually fit into the categories that my boss, Nate Silver, laid out in his 2015 story advocating for an expanded playoff field:Tier 1 contains undefeated teams from major conferences.1“Major” being the Power Five (plus Notre Dame). Before the playoff was introduced, these were the BCS conferences. As a general rule, these teams automatically make the playoff, since there are basically never more than two or three of them by the end of any given season.Tier 2 contains one-loss teams from major conferences and undefeated teams from minor conferences. These teams have a decent playoff chance, particularly if they win a major conference title, because they’re the next in line to be picked after the list of Tier 1 teams is exhausted.Tier 3 contains two-loss teams from major conferences and one-loss teams from minor conferences. These teams seldom make the playoff, though it’s not completely impossible.Tier 4 is everyone else.This season, there are only three teams in the running for Tier 1 — the aforementioned trio of Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. That’s a lot fewer than usual for this point in the schedule; since 1992,2The first year of the Bowl Coalition, a rough signpost for the beginning of the modern bowl era. the average season had featured 5.9 Tier 1 teams at roughly the same moment in time. While this means the committee doesn’t have to hope that a bunch of undefeated teams lose by season’s end — which usually happens anyway when they play one another, or other high-tier teams, in the final weeks and in the conference championships — it has left us with an unusually large number of Tier 2 teams: 14, to be exact, or 1.7 more than the usual average since 1992. Those are the teams that generate controversy, because they all have playoff cases with some level of credibility, and there are always far too many of them to make for an easy decision between them.We can, of course, break that second tier of teams into subgroups based on a few other characteristics. Nate found that one-loss major-conference winners figure to make a four-team playoff field about 72 percent of the time, while one-loss non-champs make it only 47 percent of the time. Undefeated minor-conference champs are in the back of the line, with history saying they should find themselves among the top four only about 25 percent of the time. (Although UCF would take those odds right now, considering that minor-conference teams have made the playoff 0 percent of the time since 2014.) Here’s a summary of the current Tier 1 and 2 teams, along with the factors that might further differentiate them: FloridaSEC✓ Washington St.Pac-12✓ TeamConf.Play in a major conf.?lead their conf.?Have an Undefeated record?Have One loss?TIer TexasBig 12✓✓✓2 AlabamaSEC✓✓✓1 Ohio StateBig Ten✓ ✓2 OklahomaBig 12✓ MichiganBig Ten✓✓✓2 Central FloridaAmerican✓✓2 ✓2 KentuckySEC✓ ✓2 Does the team … ✓2 ✓2 West VirginiaBig 12✓ Breaking the 2018 College Football Playoff field into tiersUndefeated and one-loss NCAA teams in the 2018 season by tier. Tier 1 teams are undefeated teams from major conferences (plus Notre Dame), while Tier 2 teams are either major conference teams with one loss or minor conference teams with no losses. Notre DameInd.——✓1 South FloridaAmerican GeorgiaSEC✓ ✓2 ✓2 Many of these teams will sort themselves out by playing one another before selection day. Of the teams above, only Clemson, Notre Dame, NC State, Washington State and Iowa won’t face another Tier 1 or Tier 2 team before the conference championships. All of the others will play at least one, while Georgia (which plays Florida and Kentucky) and West Virginia (Texas and Oklahoma) will each face two fellow members of the list. So by definition, the field of playoff-worthy teams will be whittled down significantly as we head down the stretch run.But with so few Tier 1 teams to slot in automatically — and so many to deliberate over from Tier 2 — the committee could be faced with plenty of good, old-fashioned college football debates by season’s end. Like so many other college football seasons before it, 2018 is probably saving its best (and craziest) for last.Check out our latest college football predictions.CORRECTION (Oct. 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.): A previous version of the table in this article indicated that Notre Dame is a member of a major conference. The university’s football program competes as an independent but is treated as a major-conference team for the purposes of our tier system.CORRECTION (Oct. 26, 2018, 11:45 a.m.): A previous version of this story said only four teams would not face another Tier 1 or 2 opponent over the rest of the regular season. A fifth, Washington State, was mistakenly excluded. read more

John Goldfinger Palmer murder at centre of police appeal after Spanish fraud

“Despite Mr Palmer’s past, despite the rumour and conjecture about his criminality and associations, he remains a man – a father and partner – who was murdered in cold blood at his own home.”We police without fear or favour and we will continue to do all we can to bring his killer or killers to justice.”Mr Palmer was also convicted of a timeshare fraud in 2001 in which 16,000 victims lost an estimated £33 million.He served eight years in prison for the crime, but police said the number of people who lost money in the scam, meant there were thousands of people who might have had a motive to want to harm him. The professionalism of the hit on Mr Palmer meant the police were convinced his murder was an underworld assassination.The killer had poked a hole through a five foot wooden fence surrounding the property in order to spy on Mr Palmer, who was burning rubbish in the only part of his his large wooded garden that was not covered by CCTV.At around 5.30pm the gunman climbed over the fence and approached Mr Palmer face to face.Police believe there may have then been a brief exchange before the his assassin opened fire, hitting Mr Palmer in the right elbow, the right side of the chest and the right side of the stomach.It is thought the 65-year-old then managed to stagger away for about 20 metres before collapsing on the ground.The gunman then calmly walked up to his prone figure and emptied another three bullets into him, hitting him in the left arm, the top of the back and the left hand side of his torso. Senior investigating officer Det Supt Stephen Jennings of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: “We know that Mr Palmer has always been the subject of scrutiny and speculation, both in the underworld and media, in relation to: his connection to organised criminals; specific high profile crimes; that he was a police informant; and that charges brought against him in Spain were about to be dropped.”However in the last year there have been significant developments and events within the criminal underworld that may now mean people who have information may feel able to come forward.”The fraud trial in Spain has now concluded. There is always nervousness within the underworld when a trial is looming. Now that it has concluded people may feel they can talk to us.”At the time of Mr Palmer’s death speculation was also rife that he may have been a key figure in the Hatton Garden safety deposit burglary, which happened two months before he died. However criminal matters in relation to that offence have now concluded and there is nothing to suggest he was involved.”We know that the key to solving Mr Palmer’s murder lies within the underworld. Loyalties do change and people may now feel able to come forward. The murder spyhole That trial has now concluded however, with those convicted receiving custodial sentences and substantial fines.Essex Police are hoping that following the conclusion of the trial loyalties may have changed and someone may now be willing to come forward with information. A reward of £100,000 remains on offer. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police investigating the murder of notorious gangster, John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer have renewed their appeal for information following the conclusion of a major fraud trial in Spain, in which he had been due to stand as a defendant.Mr Palmer, who earned his nickname after being implicated in the infamous Brink’s-Mat gold bullion heist in 1983, was shot six times in the garden of his secluded mansion on 24 June 2015.Police initially failed to spot the fact he had been gunned down and put his death down to natural causes, with the wounds thought to be the result of recent gall bladder surgery.But last year the Essex force said it believed Mr Palmer had been gunned down at close range by a professional hitman.In the weeks prior to his death Mr Palmer and ten others had been charged with various offences in relation to a real estate fraud in Tenerife and there was speculation in the underworld that he may have been seeking a deal with Spanish prosecutors in order to have the charges dropped. While there was no evidence that was the case, police believe that may have been one reason people may have wanted him dead. The murder spyhole read more

Languages mistress at £30k a year private school struck off after forming

A languages mistress at a £30,000-a-year private school has been struck off after forming an ‘inappropriate’ relationship with a pupil which saw her shower girl with gifts and letters.Dolores Papin, 42, gave the student a birthday gift, wrote to her home address and spent time alone with her while teaching her at the £30k per year, Sibford School in the heart of the Cotswolds near Banbury in Oxfordshire.Ms Papin admitted to giving the child gifts. “I did give a birthday card, a book and a stress ball to the student in April 2017 for her birthday,” she said. She also gave the pupil a cushion in November 2017 and a joke book in March 2018, the hearing in Coventry was told.Ms Papin also admitted she walked around the school alone with the pupil in May 2018 on several occasions despite instructions to “avoid all communication” with the student and to avoid situations “where there is only you and (the) pupil present”. Ms Papin was also engaged in inappropriate communication with the pupil, including writing to her at her home address and giving her a letters.The teacher wrote to the child: “I care too much about you to let you down and then I get carried away trying to help you…” and, “I have been trying to give you some space this week as I feel I tend to invade it too much.” The Teaching Regulation Agency panel noted that the teacher’s actions were deliberate, and persisted, despite a management instruction which was put in place to prevent further inappropriate contact with the pupil.She was prohibited from teaching indefinitely but may apply for the prohibition order to be set aside from May 17, 2021.Kathy Thomson, who chaired the hearing said Ms Papin showed some “late,limited insight into her actions from around March 2019. “Prior to this, Ms Papin’s view had been that Pupil A and the school were, to some extent, to blame for the development of the inappropriate relationship.”In a statement Sibford School said it “takes all safeguarding concerns very seriously and will always take appropriate steps to safeguard the welfare of our community,” the statement said . Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

New broadcasting charge wont be used to save ailing newspapers

first_imgOtherwise the notion that the public service broadcaster […] is going to retain two orchestras, and is going to retain a significant emphasis on Irish culture, and is going to do investigative journalism, and so on… I think is just unrealistic.While he said he had sympathy with the view that society “must preserve what is best in newspapers”, the notion of extending a broadcasting charge to fund the print media was “one that I would need to take some convincing on”.“Pretty much everybody, except those concerned with the unfortunate fodder crisis, have made application to me to say they should be cut into the public service broadcasting charge.”The minister had previously said that the charge, when first interested, would be no higher than the €160 annual fee currently charged for a TV licence – and that people who were currently exempt from TV licence requirements, such as old age pensioners, would remain exempted from its replacement.Read: Independent radio stations praise calls for ‘broadcasting charge’Column: I love RTÉ, but I don’t want an internet tax to pay for it THE PROPOSED REPLACEMENT to the TV licence – a mandatory broadcasting charge to pay for public service broadcasting – will not be used to help newspapers overcome their financial troubles.In an exclusive interview with, communications minister Pat Rabbitte said that while the newspaper industry is in trouble, the new public service broadcasting charge needs to be ringfenced to ensure at least a minimum amount remains with RTÉ as the national broadcaster.Once other national and local broadcasters are given a contribution to cover the costs of their public service programming, Rabbitte said, it was unlikely that any money would be made available to newspapers.Last week, former Irish Times editor Conor Brady called on Rabbitte to undertake a programme similar to that operating in France, where it was agreed that major internet companies like Google would invest money back into the traditional media.Speaking at the launch of the Press Ombudsman’s report, Brady said that while industries sometimes died, “the news industry is not like coalmining or car assembly, or turning out plastic buckets: it is an indispensable part of the democratic process.”Others have called more explicitly for newspapers and other news outlets, including websites, to be given a share of the funding from the public service broadcasting charge on the basis of their important news output.When put the proposal to Rabbitte, however, the minister seemed to rule out allowing newspapers or other media to share in the proceeds from the broadcasting charge, which he said should be ready for introduction “at some stage in 2014″.“There has to be an irreducible minimum [of state funding for RTÉ],” he said.last_img read more

Asus branded Nexus 7 tablet banner image leaked

first_imgWith the keynote for Google I/O just kicking off, there has been a couple of last minute leaks, one such leak is a genuine image coming from the Google Play Store. If you modify the URL of the banner image for the Galaxy Nexus, changing ‘galaxy_nexus’ for ‘nexus_7’, you’ll be greeted with the image shown above.The hardware looks just like the leak we saw the other day, the interesting aspect of the image is the UI. It looks like Google have decided to make the UI similar to that which appears on phones. The only difference being that you can now fit 6 icons into the dock, making use of the extra screen real estate. I’m not entirely taken with this design change, though it does seem to make more sense on a 7-inch screen, whether this will affect other tablets remains to be seen.With the keynote taking place right now, it won’t be long until we have 100% confirmation of the changes being made in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.More coming soon!last_img read more

These incredible Irish documentaries are available online for the first time heres

first_img Image: Loopline/IFI Short URL Share Tweet Email21 These incredible Irish documentaries are available online for the first time – here’s what to watch Some recommendations on what you can view from Volume 1 of the Loopline Collection, which was released on the IFI Player earlier this week. 33,403 Views 2 Comments THIS WEEK SAW the launch of the Loopline Collection on the IFI Player, which grants access to a wealth of Irish documentaries and video from the last 30 years.The influential Irish production, Loopline Film, was founded by filmmaker Sé Merry Doyle and its films covered a range of topics on Irish life from the Dublin street trader protests of the 1980s, to intimate documentary portraits on the likes of godfather of Irish modern art Patrick Scott and poet Patrick Kavanagh.Volume 1 of the Loopline collection is the first selection from the 900 hours of footage that has been digitized and stored by the Irish Film Institute (IFI) through the BAI (Broadcast Authority of Ireland) Archiving Scheme.The documentaries, television programmes, and video footage tell the story of Ireland through the last 30 years and more and hold up a light to many of the social issues during an often turbulent period in recent Irish history.We had a look through some of the titles on the IFI Player to give some recommendations from this great resource of Irish film and documentary. Alive Alive O: A Requiem for Dublin (1999) Source: Loopline/IFIDirected by Sé Merry Doyle, this film chronicles the lives of Dublin street traders while examining the changing streets and societal structures of Dublin City as money flowed in from the Celtic Tiger, old buildings were torn down to be replaced with upmarket properties, and drug-use became a serious problem in many inner-city communities. It was filmed in stages over many years, and uses rare archival footage that captures the demolition of the tenement houses on Sheriff Street, and former social hubs like the Iveagh Market slowly being closed down.The documentary features lyrical moments with the poetry of Paula Meehan, and photos and video from different time periods that attempt to strike at the heart of what Dublin as a city means to its community and what happens when – in some of the interviewees’ view – that city abandons that community.Footage of a young U2 playing a benefit concert on Sheriff Street in 1982 features, as well as songs by Frank Harte.Mairéad Farrell: An Unfinished Conversation (2014) A still from Alive Alive O: A Requiem for Dublin. Image: Loopline/IFI Source: Loopline/IFIDirected by Martina Durac, this documentary investigates the life and death of Mairéad Farell who was shot dead, along with two other members of the IRA, by the SAS in Gibraltar in 1988. The film follows Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, who was writing a book on Mairéad Farrell just before she was killed, as she visits her home town, Armagh Prison where Farrell was incarcerated, the scene of the killings, and has conversations with politicians, historians and those who knew her.The film attempts to go behind the mythologising and demonisation of Farrell and tries to understand who she was as a person.Spoken in both Irish and English, Mairéad Farrell: An Unfinished Conversation is an insight into the mindset of someone who was not only willing to live, but also die for her beliefs.  Essie’s Last Stand (1999) Source: Loopline/IFIDirected by Liam McGrath, this 20 minute documentary looks at 76-year-old Essie Keeling and her fight – alongside her dog Georgie and neighbour Karl Byrne – against eviction from property developers.The film can’t help but draw comparisons to Dublin’s current housing crisis when viewed 19 years later, as the developers in question want to turn her home into luxury apartments (at one point offering her £1,000 to make her leave).Though short in duration, the film also demonstrates the power of protest and community when Keeling, Georgie and Byrne find allies in the locals who are also under threat from an ever-changing Dublin during the Celtic Tiger years.A Good Age (TV series, 1997) Source: Loopline/IFIThis was a six-part series, directed by Sé Merry Doyle that looked at aging by tackling its myths and misconceptions through in-depth interviews with elderly Irish people approaching retirement.Each episode tackles a different topic through titles like Ageism, Looking After Yourself and Fighting Back, and explores elements around age like media coverage, housing schemes, consumerism and its impact on senior citizens. Each episode runs for just under half an hour and features an array of colourful characters that are not afraid to speak their mind when it comes to how they believe wider society should view and treat those stepping into older age.All titles can be viewed on the IFI Player App or website.  By Andrew Roberts A still from Alive Alive O: A Requiem for Dublin. 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Macedonia is still Greek as far as registered trademarks are concerned

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek companies using “Macedonia” as part of their trademark will not be affected by the Prespes Agreement and will continue to enjoy Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status.Secretary General of Commerce and Consumer Protection Dimitris Avlonitis told journalists that their registered trademarks are in tact. These are by definition geographical qualifications referring to specific areas rather than countries per se.Mr Avlonitis stated that the Prespes Agreement includes a provision for a consultation committee to be set up. This committee will be sent up by the end of 2019 under the jurisdiction of the Foreign Ministry and will operate for a three-year period.At the moment there are only 19 registered trademarks containing the “Macedonia” place name, and there has been no rise in the number of Greek companies applying for registration with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).“The fact that registrations are few is neither good nor bad. It is a question of business choices, and Greek companies will not be disadvantaged,” he stated.last_img read more

Ford offering free repairs for millions of drivers

first_img(WSVN) – Ford has begun offering repairs at no cost for more than a million owners.Those who own Ford Explorers will be granted free repairs at any Ford dealer, after concerns over possible carbon monoxide leaks.Drivers have complained of nausea, headaches and losing conciousness.The free repairs will last from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31st.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img