Information Security Defense In Depth Whitepaper is Now Available

first_imgIntel developed a defense-in-depth strategy to optimize information security using interlocking prediction, prevention, detection and response capabilities. It is a structure designed to support consistent and comprehensive security controls throughout the organization while allowing flexibility needed to manage risk. It promotes continual improvement, maturity of security services, and adaptability to evolving threats. At Intel, proliferation of the defense in depth methodology has resulted in more efficient business decisions. The fundamental aspects allows for consolidation of support resources, helps highlight alternative methods for managing risk, aligns programs across environments, and keeps focus on achieving optimal security.Download the whitepaper: Defense In Depth Strategy Optimizes SecurityDefense in Depth Information Security StrategyThe Problem of Measuring Information SecurityGetting a Return on IT Security Investmentlast_img read more

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Intel® vPro™ Technology Enables Remote Management with Companion Devices for Taeyoung Industry

first_imgDownload Now     Taeyoung Industry is Korea’s leading liquid cargo and grain storage/loading company. To keep up with growth, the company needed a new and efficient remote management system to replace its expensive and overloaded existing one.Taeyoung Industry implemented the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor platform for the management system agent. Now it can remotely control the power supply to the system and perform remote upgrades and maintenance. Not having to keep the system turned on all the time has brought significant cost savings.“We are now able to freely manage power and even control the BIOS when booting,” explained Lim Gyucheol, team manager for Taeyoung Industry, “which allows us to provide support to unmanned devices and devices in regional branches from a remote location. This achieved fast and efficient task processing. Particularly, we were able to reduce the instances of coming into work on off days. We are very satisfied with the new technology.”To learn more, download the new Taeyoung Industry business success story.  As always, you can find many more like this one on the Intel.com Business Success Stories for IT Managers page or the Business Success Stories for IT Managers channel on iTunes. And to keep up to date on the latest business success stories, follow ReferenceRoom on Twitter.last_img read more

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Manipuri women triumph in the Hero Senior Women’s NFC 2019-20 tournament

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementManipuri Women’s team has beaten Railways by a margin of 1-0 with a goal of Bala Devi to clinch the title of Hero Women’s NFC tournament in 2019-20 campaign. It was the 20th title for Manipuri Women’s team and they deserved to win the title more than anyone else in this tournament also.In the final between Manipur and Railways, both the teams came with a defensive approach. However, they started to attack with more intensity after few minutes from the beginning. The defenders of both the sides should be given credit for keeping the clean sheet in the first half of the match.The centre forward of Manipuri women’s team, Bala Devi already scored 20 goals in the tournament so far in the tournament. He got the best opportunity to score for Manipur at the 67th minute of the match. The goalkeeper of Railways was unsighted for a moment and Bala Devi took the full opportunity of it. After getting the first goal of the match, Manipur went defensive again.Railways got some good opportunities to equalise the scoreline at the remaining minutes of the match. However, they failed to convert those into goals. The match ended by a margin of 1-0 in favour of Manipuri women’s side and they won the Hero Senior NFC title.FIFA Women’s World Cup Review: Netherlands knockout Sweden to make their way into the Final against U.S.A.last_img read more

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Pep Gaurdiola: Manchester City’s packed schedule a privilege

first_imgRed-hot battle on cards! Will dive again, jokes Liverpool’s Sadio Mane after Pep Guardiola criticism Manchester City lose appeal to CAS “Sometimes you are lucky, sometimes you are not but the most important thing is being. I tell them it’s a privilege, if you believe it’s a handicap, you are [making] a big mistake.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has challenged his players to relish their demanding schedule as they continue to chase EPL leaders Liverpool with a visit to Newcastle tonight. Jurgen Klopp’s side exited both domestic cup competitions, leaving them to concentrate on the EPL and Champions Leagues. In stark contrast, City remain active in four major competitions. “It’s important that in January we are there,” said Guardiola. “The big clubs, that is the big difference, what are the best clubs in the last decade? Juventus, Bayern and Barcelona, these are the best teams in the last decade in Europe, why? Because every season they win the league, every season they win the cups, every season they are there, because they are the best,” he added.Related Newslast_img read more

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5 Job Hunter Tips Through The Holidays

first_imgUnemployment refuses to drop below nine percent, which means real unemployment – counting all the people making do, juggling multiple part-time jobs and the people who’ve given up on looking – is probably much closer to 15 percent. This reality, for those of us struggling to make ends meet or to find a job, makes it difficult to be grateful.  When you’re in survival mode, it’s pretty tough to step back and reflect.So, should we be grateful for a job these days, or merely relieved? Should we express that gratitude to a boss? And if we do, will it be viewed as sucking up?There are many ways to express gratitude. Saying ‘Thank You’ merely skims the surface. It’s necessary, but not sufficient. Do it, certainly, at least once; but don’t go overboard or you’ll look desperate, and don’t do it in front of your colleagues or you’ll look like a suck-up. More meaningful, and requiring more commitment, is to do a great job every day. Show your thanks by demonstrating excellence, by helping others in the workplace who may be struggling, by modeling good behavior.If you are uncomfortable with the thought of saying ‘Thank You,’ it’s especially important to focus on excellence, and important to be positive. Nothing is more corrosive than a negative attitude; to be thankful is to be positive (within reason without feeling like a complete faker).If, on the other hand, you are unemployed around the holidays, what is there to be thankful for?Go back to fundamentals – family, friends, health, life on earth. Give thanks for the things you do have: a good mind, people to share with and talk to, a skill-set you can improve and the energy to change your current situation. Focus not on what is missing; instead, turn up the volume of your job search.To be thankful and a job hunter during the holidays, consider these action steps:The holidays are a natural time to network. You may not be in party mode, but force yourself to go to events where former colleagues will be gathering. The people who know your capabilities and work can be your best contacts in a job search.Many professional groups have holiday parties – wrangle an invite and attend. You’ll expand your network, hear about opportunities and expand your comfort zone.Set up a few coffees or lunches with people you’ve worked with and ask them to share what they think your strengths are. Take the feedback and use it to revise your resume, cover letters and online profiles.If your spouse or partner is headed to a holiday party, join. You’ll meet new people and may hear about opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable.Thank yourself. Only by recognizing what is good and meaningful within can you turn your face to the world with confidence.How are you planning to get through the holiday season? Let us know with your comments below.last_img read more

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A Safe City is a Just City

first_imgAs cities in the developing world continue to grow, so do their traffic safety concerns. Latin America, for instance, now sees three times as many deaths from traffic crashes as Europe, the vast majority of which occur in cities. Vulnerable road users are particularly at risk: Older pedestrians and cyclists can account for up to 45 percent of pedestrian fatalities and up to 70 percent of cyclist fatalities globally.Improving developing cities’ traffic safety is a critical task for ensuring that these growing urban centers become safe, equitable places to live. A key part of achieving this safety? Sustainable urban design.The connection between safety and justice is a major theme of the upcoming World Urban Forum (WUF7), organized by UN-HABITAT, which this year focuses on “urban equity in development—cities for life.” At the event, EMBARQ experts will host a Cities Safer by Design for All networking session. The event will convene key experts and explore ways that urban design can improve safety—and in turn, justice—in developing cities around the world.At the Intersection of Safety, Justice, and Urban DesignDisadvantaged communities are disproportionately impacted by shortsighted urban design choices, whether it’s the poor—who are forced to live on the city’s periphery—or the disabled, who face mobility obstacles every day. Smart urban design principles can improve these citizens’ quality of life while also boosting a city’s overall safety.For example, implementing urban design principles like transit-oriented development (TOD), which encourage mixed commercial and residential land use, compact layout, access to high-quality mass transport, and pedestrian-friendly streets, is an important step towards creating livable cities for all communities. Cities built in this way provide opportunities for walking, bicycling, and using transport instead of relying on a car—an expense many cannot afford. Furthermore, promoting sustainable urban design components like bike lanes and pedestrian walkways can have significant traffic safety benefits through reducing exposure—such as by preventing the need for vehicle travel altogether—and risk—by limiting vehicle speeds and prioritizing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.3 Safer Cities by DesignConnecting urban design to safety is a concept that’s still under-utilized by most local officials and even urban planners. But some cities are beginning to emerge as leaders in this space.Mexico City, MexicoIn order to combat its history of urban sprawl, Mexico City is enhancing its sustainable transport systems and revitalizing public spaces. The newest corridor of the Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system took a complete streets approach, which aims to design streets that account for all road users, providing safe infrastructure for transport, cars, cyclists, and pedestrians. One shining example of the transformation along Avenida Eduardo Molina is the city’s decision to change a dangerous and confusing intersection design that forced cars and buses to switch from the right side of the road to the left at the stoplight. EMBARQ research finds that streets with such confusing designs, called counter-flow intersections, have 82 percent more severe and fatal crashes than other streets.Mexico City has also introduced new “pocket parks” or “parklets,” which repurpose street space previously allotted to cars to create new public spaces for socialization and interaction. These spaces help to calm traffic, reduce street-crossing distances for pedestrians, and provide protected areas for recreation. The city has built five in the last year, and expects to build as many as 150 in the coming years.Rio de Janeiro, BrazilAs a host to both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro is using these mega events as a catalyst to make significant improvements to its design. One of Rio’s flagship projects is the Morar Carioca initiative, which pledges US$ 3.76 billion to improve accessibility, health, education, and the environment in the city’s favelas.Favelas pose an interesting challenge for city officials, as they house the city’s poorest residents and are often cut off from city services. Furthermore, EMBARQ Brazil’s household travel survey revealed that 90 percent of residents travel on foot while inside favelas, yet 70 percent use public transport when outside favelas. In short, proximity to transport is key to ensuring that these residents have access to jobs and opportunities within the city.With this in mind, Morar Carioca is the one of the first favela improvement initiatives in Rio to emphasize connecting these communities to the city via new BRT lines like the TransCarioca, which will also connect the core of the city to the Olympic Village in 2016. Systems like TransCarioca will provide vital access to jobs and opportunities in the city center and help ensure that favela residents are not cut off from the benefits of urban life.Bangalore, IndiaBangalore is one of the fastest-growing cities in India, with almost 10 million residents. The majority of this population relies on public transport—most notably bus and metro—for mobility, so it’s imperative that these services meet the needs of all residents. Bangalore, like many Indian cities, is also home to many making a living through the informal economy—such as street vendors and auto-rickshaw drivers—who rely on pedestrian traffic and transit hubs to make their living. While Bangalore’s bus and metro stations are hubs of economic activity, they are also currently hubs of congestion and chaos. Previous attempts to ease congestion and improve safety around these areas have privileged cars over pedestrians and transport users. They’ve also squelched the informal economy, harming the city’s poorest residents.To reverse this trend, EMBARQ India is working with local authorities to make transport hubs safer for cars, cyclists, and pedestrians while retaining the vitality of the informal economic sector. New station area plans for Bangalore’s Namma Metro prioritize safe access to transport hubs and reorganize public space around these hubs. The redesigned stations promote safer links to other transport modes like auto-rickshaws and buses, provide space for vendors, and improve the quality of the public space and public transit experience for all. With the plans now under development, city officials intend to implement the new station designs over the next two years, improving accessibility and safety in some of the most crowded parts of the city.Putting Urban Design and Safety on the International AgendaIt’s time to change the narrative about urban design. It’s not about building more roads or luxury apartment complexes; it’s about creating cities that are safer, more livable, and healthier for a growing number of residents. As this year’s WUF7 tagline explains, “A safe city is a just and equitable city.”Discussions at the WUF7 can play an important role in shifting the urban design narrative. While the week-long conference emphasizes civil society participation, the official dialogues will feed into the ongoing discussions of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, clarifying issues related to urban prosperity. These include such broad topics as sustainable cities and human settlements, infrastructure, and economic growth. The WUF7 presents an opportunity for organizations from around the world to insert real examples, bring this agenda to life, and explicitly tie equity to the urban development narrative. In short, the WUF7 discussions are a key way of ensuring that safe and equitable cities are a first-level objective of the U.N.’s emerging SDGs, which are set to be released in 2015.Every minute of every day, new cities are being built and existing cities are constantly evolving. Smart design can help ensure that these cities are built for people—not cars.last_img read more

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Kapil Dev didn’t need to resign as Cricket Advisory Committee chief: Vinod Rai

first_imgKapil Dev didn’t need to resign as Cricket Advisory Committee chief: Vinod RaiCommittee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Wednesday made it clear that Kapil Dev’s resignation was not required.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiOctober 2, 2019UPDATED: October 2, 2019 14:19 IST Former cricketer Kapil Dev (Source: IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKapil Dev’s decision to resign from CAC comes after Ethics Officer D.K. Jain sent a notice to panelVinod Rai said that the letter given to trio clearly said that it was an appointment for selection of head coachAsked if that meant the conflict issue is a closed chapter, Rai refused to get into the matterCricket Advisory Committee (CAC) chief Kapil Dev might have resigned from his position on Tuesday, but Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai has made it clear that Kapil didn’t need to tender a resignation as his appointment was specific to the selection of the head coach of the Indian team.Speaking to IANS, Rai said that the letter given to the trio clearly said that it was an appointment for the selection of the head coach and not an annual one.”No, the resignation wasn’t required because in the original appointment letter given to them (Kapil, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy) it was said that it was specific to that selection (appointment of head coach) only,” he said.Asked if that meant the conflict issue is a closed chapter, Rai refused to get into the matter. “Like I said before also, I would not like to prejudge the decision of the Ethics Officer,” he said.But a senior BCCI functionary said that it was indeed a closed chapter just like the matter against Sachin Tendulkar was dropped. “Yes, it does. If you remember, the same thing happened in the Tendulkar episode. So, you can say it is a closed chapter,” the functionary said.The former Indian captain’s decision to resign from the CAC comes after Ethics Officer D.K. Jain sent a notice to the panel with regards to allegations of conflict of interest as claimed by MPCA life member Sanjeev Gupta.Rangaswamy had resigned on Sunday after the trio was served with the notice to explain their stand on holding multiple positions in violation of the newly registered BCCI constitution.advertisementThe former India cricketer had said that people complaining of conflict was fine, but if the Ethics Officer picked up every complaint then it would create a difficult scenario and getting former cricketers to come into administration would be difficult.”I gave my resignation from the CAC, as also the directorship of the players association. Last night, I mailed it to the concerned authorities. Now, I can understand individuals complaining. But if the Ethics Officer acts on that then it is not worth continuing. And I think one of the pressing demands for the new BCCI committee will be to provide clarity on this conflict of interest clause and from where are they looking to get eligible cricketers in key committees,” she had told IANS.Also see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Kapil DevFollow Vinod Rai Nextlast_img read more

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Army officers body found on railway track in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: An Army officer’s body has been found on a railway track at the New Delhi railway station, police said on Tuesday. The body of the officer, identified as Lieutenant Diwakar Puri, was found cut into two parts on Monday morning, they said. According to police, Puri was from the Army Medical Corps and a resident of Delhi. He had gone to Lucknow to attend a training and was returning to Delhi on Shramjeevi Express, the police said. A post-mortem has been conducted and the report is awaited. The body has been handed over to the deceased’s family, they said.last_img

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Namibia UN agencies appeal for 3 million for victims of torrential floods

30 March 2009More than $2,700 000 dollars is urgently needed to support the Government of Namibia in responding to the plight of up to 350,000 people hit by widespread floods, a United Nations spokesperson said today. Around 17 per cent of the southwest African country’s population has been left bereft of shelter, water and sanitation, health, food, protection and education in some degree, according to the UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which has launched a Flash Appeal for the funding together with agencies of the Organization and their partners.Since the beginning of 2009, torrential rains in the north-central and north-eastern regions of Namibia have swollen rivers to levels not recorded since 1963 and claimed an estimated 92 lives, OCHA said. The Office adds that the cumulative effect of flooding in both 2008 and 2009 has increased the general vulnerability of the population, given that Namibia has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world, estimated in 2008 at 15.8 per cent of the adult population.Angola, Mozambique, most of Zambia, northern and southern Malawi, and northern Botswana have also been hit by deluges, OCHA said. read more

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Liberia needs to do more to cut resources that could fuel conflicts

“Progress in Liberia is slow in relation to concrete action on addressing many Kimberley Process review visit recommendations,” the Security Council Panel of Experts on Liberia says in its latest report, referring to the process to certify diamonds as coming from conflict-free sources in order to cut off the supply of so-called “blood diamonds” – gems illegally mined or traded to finance wars.Such diamonds have been a major factor in unrest in Africa, and a tool that former Liberian president Charles Taylor, currently facing trial for war crimes before an international court, is alleged to have used in the decade and a half when civil wars ravaged his own country and neighbouring Sierra Leone.The Panel, set up in 2007 to monitor compliance with sanctions imposed in connection with the civil war, calls on Liberia to improve its internal controls system and develop “a production footprint and export footprint” to cut off the potential infiltration of diamonds from strife-torn Côte d’Ivoire into its own exports.On forestry and other land resources, it notes that while the Government has passed legislation to improve management through more open and competitive bidding, transparency requirements and improved benefit-sharing, illicit extraction continues around the country.“While Liberia has made a number of advances in terms of legal requirements, significant challenges hinder the potential for the country’s natural resources to contribute to peace, security and development in the long term,” it says, citing non-payment of fees from some concessions, non-competitive allocation of large concessions, corruption, and lack of Government capacity to monitor concessions in relation to the scope of the agreements being allocated.It calls on the Government to redouble its efforts to build its capacity to monitor concession agreements and on international donors to provide “highly desirable” assistance.The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) should continue to help the Government establish authority over natural resources, and this should “involve continued assessment of hotspots and potential problem areas, especially given the potential for links between high-value resources, drugs and weapons (even if this is not currently happening on an organized crime level) both in Liberia and the region,” it adds.On weapons, the Panel cites minor arms embargo violations, but warns that the proliferation of locally manufactured guns and pistols is becoming a major concern. The absence of a harmonized regional legal and regulatory framework is problematic, and it recommends that no further change to the embargo be considered until a strong regulation framework is in place.The Security Council should also bring to the attention of neighbouring Guinea the presence and movement of small arms into Liberia and remind it of its obligations to stop this.Finally, the Panel reports that Liberia has made no further progress in implementing an assets freeze on various individuals. Last month, for the fourth consecutive year, the Council demanded that the Government “make all necessary efforts to fulfil its obligations” to freeze Mr. Taylor’s assets.Extending the Panel’s mandate for another year, the Council noted “with serious concern the lack of progress” in implementing a 2004 resolution demanding that all assets of Mr. Taylor, family members and associates be frozen to prevent them from obstructing the restoration of peace in Liberia and the region.Mr. Taylor is on trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity before the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in The Hague, the Netherlands. He left his country amid violent conflict in 2003, and UNMIL has since then helped the country return to peace through democratic elections. 6 January 2011Liberia, a country once torn asunder by civil war, has made some progress in seeking to cut off the illegal supply of diamonds, timber and other natural resources that have been used to finance wars in West Africa, but more needs to be done, according to a United Nations panel. read more

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Australian park administration Mexican conservationist win UNbacked awards

This year’s Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Protection, a biennial award made possible through a donation to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al-Said of Oman, went to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and Ernesto C. Enkerlin-Hoeflich.They were chosen by the Bureau of the International Co-ordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme.The GBRMPA, principal adviser to the Australian Government on managing the park, received the prize for its crucial contributions to the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef, a critical global resource. Guided by the principle of balancing conservation and sustainable use, the GBRMPA has created an innovative framework that, whilst allowing for reasonable human use, will still ensure the healthy survival of the coastal and marine ecosystems.Enkerlin-Hoeflich (Mexico), President of the National Commission on Natural Protected Areas of Mexico (CONANP) was honoured for his outstanding contributions to nature and wildlife conservation, ecological research and environmental education. During his four-year tenure at CONANP, which is charged with the conservation of all protected areas in Mexico, five new sites have been incorporated in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. read more

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Thameslink compares poor train service to Poundland chocolate and is threatened with legal

Thameslink has been threatened with legal action by Poundland after comparing its poor service to the bargain shop’s chocolate.After a customer complained about delays and cancellations as Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) implements a new timetable, the company tweeted: “Very sorry Kevin. Appreciate at the moment the service is less Ferrero Rocher and more Poundland cooking chocolate.”Poundland’s retail director, Austin Cooke, took exception to this, writing in a statement to Thameslink CEO Charles Horton that GTR had “no right to use our name to describe poor service,” explaining Poundland had served 8 million shoppers last week and had a “pretty good idea about what great customer service is”.He continued: “If you don’t want to hear from our extremely twitchy legal team, we suggest you remove your tweet.”Thameslink then deleting the offending message and wrote: “Very sorry team for using your name here. I have removed the offending tweet.” Charles Horton said in a statement: :“We always said that delivering the biggest timetable change in generations would be challenging – but we are sorry that we have not been able to deliver the service that passengers expect. “Delayed approval of the timetable led to an unexpected need to substantially adjust our plans and resources. We fully understand that passengers want more certainty and are working very hard to bring greater consistency to the timetable as soon as possible. “We will also be working with industry colleagues to establish a timetable that will progressively deliver improvement.” .@TLRailUK You’re ‘off the rails’ #TLFail #Proudland pic.twitter.com/rago9G1zmh— Poundland (@Poundland) May 30, 2018 Disrupted service from the railway line has gone on for a week and a half, with up to half of trains cancelled or severely delayed on some routes on Wednesday. Disruptions are now expected for up to a month.MPs and rail passenger groups have called for “emergency measures” as train lines operated by GTR, including Southern, Thameslink and Northern, struggled to cope with the new timetable changes.Edward Carder, who leads the Royston & Villages Rail Users Group, said the timetable switchover had been “utterly shambolic,” telling The Guardian: “It is impossible to know even 15 minutes ahead whether a particular train will run.“The Department for Transport need to force Govia to publish the timetable at least 24 hours ahead and then force the company to stick to it.“We have had heartbreaking stories of children scrambling to get to GCSE exams in a panic and lost hospital appointments due to missed trains. It is essentially impossible to conduct your life in reliance on the trains at present, the service is broken.” Why, Ambassador @TLRailUK , with this fine service you are really spoiling us. pic.twitter.com/RZP9E0yF7k— Kevin (@londonkro) May 30, 2018 Very sorry team for using your name here. I have removed the offending Tweet. ^Neil— Thameslink (@TLRailUK) May 30, 2018 Passengers welcomed Poundland’s tweet, with one responding: “Well played @Poundland – ridiculous of Govia to insult other brands, when they’re gloriously penny pinching, and providing an embarrassing service – they can’t even be described as a ‘pound shop operator’ as that’s an insult to pound shops.” Responding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the rail industry has “failed the passengers it serves”, writing that the new timetable has been implemented “much too late to permit adequate logistical planning.” Another said: “Fair play Poundland for defending the name. In fairness, you definitely provide  better value for money and consistent service any day of the week.” 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

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Indias space agency says it lost contact with spacecraft minutes before planned

first_img Sep 7th 2019, 11:46 AM #Chandrayaan2 #ISRO #vikramPragyanLandsMoon PM Narendra Modi consoles an emotional ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K. Sivan pic.twitter.com/dQo09fvtDw— Alok jayswal (@AlokJayswal25) September 7, 2019 20,200 Views Share7 Tweet Email2 “Ups and downs keep coming in life. Your hard work has taught us a lot and the entire country is proud of you,” he added.“If the communication (with the lander) starts again… hope for the best… Our journey will carry on. Be strong. I am with you.”Before the landing, the ISRO acknowledged that it was a complex manoeuvre, with Sivan calling it “15 minutes of terror”.- © AFP 2019 Image: Twitter/ISRO https://jrnl.ie/4799822 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 54 Comments center_img Image: Twitter/ISRO Short URL By Conor McCrave Source: Alok jayswal/Twitter INDIA’S HOPES TO land on the moon have been dashed after its national space agency said it lost contact with a spacecraft just minutes before landing. India had hope to become the fourth country after the US, Russia and China, to successfully land on the moon. The country also aimed to be the first to land in the Southern Polar region, an area the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said was “completely unexplored”.“The Vikram lander descent was [going] as planned and normal performance was observed,” ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said in the control room at the southern city of Bangalore.“Subsequently the communication from lander to ground station was lost. The data is being analysed,” he said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who travelled to the Bangalore space centre to watch the landing, told scientists after Sivan’s announcement that “what you have done [already] is not a small achievement”. Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 11:46 AM India’s space agency says it lost contact with spacecraft minutes before planned moon landing The country aimed to be the first to land in the Southern Polar region.last_img read more

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BREAKING Pekerman steps down as Colombias manager

first_imgThe Colombia Football Federation has announced that Argentine manager Jose Nestor Pekerman will no longer remain as the National Team boss.This Tuesday was the day in which the Colombia Football Federation and Argentine manager Jose Nestor Pekerman met to reach an agreement to continue his job in the National Team, but after a few hours of talking about the possibilities they finally reached such agreement and it’s not positive for Colombia. This Tuesday marks the day in which Argentine manager Jose Nestor Pekerman steps down as the Colombia National Team’s manager, he does it with a heavy heart but he believes that this is the right moment to do so. The Federation still won’t announce any possible replacements for the job, but the most talked-about name was Juan Carlos Osorio until he became Paraguay’s new boss just a few days ago. Pekerman is going to take some well-deserved free time after his long time with the national team, all the most prominent players who had the chance to share the squad with Pekerman, expressed their gratitude to the manager for the six most impressive years of the Colombian National Team in football history.#GraciasPékermanPara la FCF fue un orgullo contar con el Director Técnico que nos clasificó a dos Copas Mundiales de la FIFA, Brasil 2014 y Rusia 2018. ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/BjZvTZjg2b— Selección Colombia (@FCFSeleccionCol) September 5, 2018During those six years with the major squad, Pekerman took Colombia to two World Cup finals and transformed the ‘Cafeteros’ into one of the most spectacular teams in the two tournaments he managed the team. The most impressive performance came at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which took Colombia all the way to the tournament’s quarterfinals and gave us spectacular performances from each and every one of the players at the time with a stellar James Rodriguez. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Pekerman took the team to the finals once again, but they were eliminated in the round of 16 by England in penalty kicks. Despite coming back early from the tournament, Colombia’s performance was very well-accepted by the whole country and they received the players like heroes after they returned to South America. The general feeling was that Pekerman needed to remain as the manager, but the Federation failed to reach an agreement with him and they announced his departure this Tuesday after a meeting.After leading them to two #WorldCup finals, ??Jose Pekerman has stepped down as ??Colombia coach after 6 and a half years in charge➡️https://t.co/1s3M2ABIEK pic.twitter.com/Vel5B7gLTb— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 4, 2018Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid, BrazilNeymar the reason Vinicius didn’t make Brazil debut, says Tite Andrew Smyth – September 7, 2019 Brazil boss Tite revealed that Neymar’s “perfect” body language meant Vinicius Junior was denied his long-awaited international debut Pekerman was angry for the way in which the media treated him in the last month, he is convinced that they invented many lies about his possible exit and he demanded respect during a press conference and singled out a specific media outlet by the name of Gol Caracol: “Watching Colombia, where they stand on the FIFA Rankings and watching them play a different football, is something that has brought joy to a lot of people and that’s what I choose to take from my experience here. I won’t give my reasons now, especially to your news outlet (Gol Caracol). I love all of you and I hope all your ideas become clear in the future. There was nothing tying me to this job and I am very sorry that you’ve wasted your time talking about so many lies because you’ve hurt the National Team a great deal. I’m not offering myself to any other national team, I will wait for my contract to end. I’ve already told my assistant to not take any calls because I will chop his hand right off if he does,” said Pekerman on his final press conference as the Colombia manager.#FCFMayoresComunicado FCF: José Néstor Pékerman: https://t.co/drwfSJLRlg pic.twitter.com/Sc6DNjuNyo— Selección Colombia (@FCFSeleccionCol) September 4, 2018Without any news from Argentina after this news, Jose Pekerman allowed the Colombian FA to issue a statement in which they hardly explained the reasons for his departure but they did talk about his achievements with the national team: “The Colombia Football Federation issues that, after a long meeting with Jose Nestor Pekerman, the manager expressed his desire to not continue as the National Team manager for Colombia. For the Colombia FA, it was an honor to have PEkerman as our manager for the last six years, he qualified us to two FIFA World Cups in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018. We wish Manager Jose Nestor Pekerman and his working team all the success in his future endeavors and professional life after his time with the Colombian National Team,” said the statement which was published in the Colombian FA’s official website. “En cada gol que hacíamos o con cada triunfo, yo quería abrazar a todos los colombianos” -Jose Nestor Pekerman- pic.twitter.com/KpInvzjAKA— Juez Central (@Juezcentral) September 4, 2018Where would you like to see Jose Pekerman manage next in his career? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Blood test can predict Alzheimers disease

first_imgBlood test can predict Alzheimer’s disease Updated: 11:43 AM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 31, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A recent study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, that studies how a simple blood test can predict if a patient will develop Alzheimer’s disease up to 16 years before symptoms begin.Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital chief medical officer Dr. Michael Plopper stopped by Good Mornign San Diego to explain how this study will impact clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease as well as potential treatments for the condition, which affects 5.7 million Americans.Learn more here: https://www.alzsd.org/services/memory-screenings/Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital Clinical Research Center is enrolling for Alzheimer’s disease studies now. Visit sharp.com/clinicaltrials to learn more about how to enroll you or a loved one in one of these studies. KUSI Newsroom, January 31, 2019last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Mace to discuss mental health innovation at Employee Benefits Live 2017

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Judith Grant (pictured), associate director, health and wellbeing at construction organisation Mace, will discuss how employers can take an innovative approach to mental health at Employee Benefits Live 2017.Her session, titled ‘Getting proactive with mental health at work’, will form part of the health and wellbeing conference stream on Tuesday 10 October, which is also World Mental Health Day.Presenting alongside Claire Douglas, health and wellbeing manager, Europe at Pitney Bowes, Grant will supply practical tips and ideas on how HR and benefits professionals can be more strategic when implementing a mental health programme.Grant will highlight how a successful mental health strategy should reach beyond the provision of employee assistance programmes (EAPs), occupational health services, and health insurance to also include workplace conversations. She will explain how this can help organisations take a proactive approach to encourage employees to talk about their mental health concerns earlier and therefore improve outcomes. Grant will also draw on her experience in the construction sector, where suicide is a prevalent issue among staff, and explain why there needs to be more discussion about suicide and mental health at work.Grant will also look at the importance of internal collaboration when developing an all-encompassing mental health approach in order to ensure that the best results for employees can be achieved.She said: “Managing mental health at work or supporting mental health at work needs to be far-reaching, so thinking about do [employers] need to train or support people to have better conversations at work? People [who] feel they can talk about their issues earlier on, maybe don’t need to go to the employee assistance programme, or rely on the health insurance. Actually having a conversation and talking about how they feel and getting help earlier might prevent a whole lot of pain for that individual and obviously cost for the business as well.“It is about collaborating with as many different people across the organisation so [employers] can sell the idea of wellbeing in as many different corporate languages as possible so that it lands to whoever it’s reaching.”Employee Benefits Live 2017 will take place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October at Olympia National, London.For more information or to book your place.last_img read more

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Accordance VAT pilots fourday working week

first_imgTax consultancy Accordance VAT is piloting a compressed four-day working week for its 140 staff in Brighton in order to improve employee wellbeing and work-life balance.The six-week pilot started on 1 July 2019 and will run until 9 August, followed by a second trial phase from 12 August 2019. Employee volunteers will work 7.45 hours per day, including a 45-minute lunch break, for four days a week.During the pilot, employees’ holiday and benefits entitlement will remain the same, but pay will decrease; participating staff will be paid for 4.5 days of work. If the pilot proves successful and a four-day week is introduced permanently at Accordance VAT, salaries will remain in line with wages for full-time hours.Staff taking part in the pilot will be writing blogs about their experience, to be published on the organisation’s website.Lucy Franklin (pictured), managing director at Accordance VAT, said: “I am determined to make Accordance VAT more than just a place where people earn money. I want it to be a place of professional excellence, of personal fulfilment and stimulation.“Measures like the four-day working week are an opportunity to trial a boost to satisfaction and productivity while showing that in our sector, working practices can be radically changed [while] client expectations and [organisational] needs are exceeded. We’re excited to be leading the field and look forward to seeing and hearing the results in the hope that this can be rolled out across the [business] more widely.”The pilot has been introduced as part of a series of measures aimed at improving employee wellbeing and work-life balance. Accordance VAT, which also has an operating site in Amsterdam, provides staff with flexible working opportunities, a flexible benefits structure and a maternity and paternity allowance.Mark Moorton, head of people and development at Accordance VAT, added: “We know that in our sector, stress levels are high. This has an impact on wellbeing and can also impact on recruitment and diversity in the sector. We work hard at Accordance to ensure a positive work-life balance, and the four-day working week trial gives a further opportunity to bring the latest in working practices and innovation to the sector, while offering staff ways to be more satisfied, productive and happy at work.“Evidence from other industries shows that four-day working weeks have overwhelmingly positive results both for people and businesses alike. We’re looking forward to seeing the results at Accordance and we’re proud to be making staff wellbeing our absolute priority.”last_img read more

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Texas Trooper Finds Mass Of Smuggled Immigrants In Truck

first_imgCenTexPhoto/flickrTexas DPS Highway PatrolA South Texas sheriff says the discovery of 86 immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer represents one of the largest cases of human trafficking he’s encountered in more than 30 years.Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence told The Monitor newspaper Wednesday that some inside the trailer punched a hole in the roof to escape when the rig was pulled over.The U.S. Border Patrol says a Texas trooper stopped the tractor-trailer late Tuesday near Raymondville, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the border, following a call about suspicious activity.Officials say two suspected smugglers have been arrested.Authorities say the people entered the country illegally and came from Guatemala, Honduras and other countries. The youngest was 3 years old.They were hiding behind crates of rotten produce. Sharelast_img read more

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TikTok Parent ByteDance Raising 145 Billion to Invest in Media AI Report

first_imgByteDance, the company behind the wildly popular social video app TikTok, is in the process of raising a $1.45 billion fund to invest in media content and artificial intelligence, according to a report from business news site The Information.Part of the money will come from ByteDance itself, while the company is also looking to raise funding from investors linked to the Chinese government. Bytedance didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.In the U.S., ByteDance is best known for TikTok, a social short-form video app that surpassed 500 million global monthly active users earlier this year. TikTok emerged out of China, but was able to grow its U.S. user base significantly after the company acquired Musically and then merged the two apps under the TikTok banner.In addition to TikTok, ByteDance is also operating a number of other apps and services, including social Gif sharing platform TopBuzz, short-form video service Vigo and Chinese content aggregator Toutiao. Investments in AI technology as well as media content could help ByteDance grow a number of these assets. ByteDance recently raised $3 billion from SoftBank and other investors, and the company is currently valued $75 billion, according to The Information. This would make the company more valuable than Uber, which was valued $72 billion earlier this year, making ByteDance the higest-valued startup in the world. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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