After Loss, Jets Eye Bounceback

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The game film pretty much confirmed what the New York Jets already thought of their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.“It was messy,” quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said bluntly. “It was an ugly game,” added wide receiver Brandon Marshall. “It wasn’t good.”Sure wasn’t, and it knocked the surprising Jets (2-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten.Interceptions, fumbles, missed tackles and sloppiness all played a role in the 24-17 defeat. It followed an impressive victory over the Indianapolis Colts that prompted fans and media to hype the Jets as a team to watch.“We didn’t lose this game because we thought we were better than we are,” center Nick Mangold said. “We lost because of execution.”Or, lack thereof.The Jets fell behind 24-0 in the second quarter, with an 89-yard punt return for a score by Darren Sproles sparking the previously winless Eagles.Meanwhile, New York trudged through the first half with five three-and-outs in its first six drives.“That’s a recipe for disaster,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’s such a slow start, trying to play from behind because of that all game.”The Jets nearly came back, though, making a game of it by keeping the Eagles off the scoreboard for the final two quarters. But New York had trouble overcoming the absences of Eric Decker (sprained knee) and running back Chris Ivory (quadriceps) as Fitzpatrick struggled for the first time in his three starts.He finished 35-of-58 for 283 yards and two touchdowns, but three second-half interceptions — even though two weren’t entirely his fault — ended any hopes of a big comeback.“The 58 attempts or whatever it was is too many,” Fitzpatrick said. “That’s not our formula for success. There’s a lot of things coming out of that game that we’ve got to be better at, and that starts with me.”The quarterback was hardly the only problem, though.The special teams unit fanned on at least four tackles on Sproles’ big return. With Ivory out, the running game came to a screeching halt with just 47 yards rushing.And then there was also Marshall’s ill-advised backward pass attempt — something he called “the worst play in NFL history” — that resulted in a fumble and led to Philadelphia’s final touchdown.Marshall replayed the play in his mind all night, saying the only positive thing was that it happened right near the Jets’ sideline so he didn’t have far to walk off the field. He said he had successfully tried a play like that three times during his career.“Now, I think my record for the rest of my career is going to be 3-1,” Marshall said. “I’m never going to try that again.”Coach Todd Bowles made a point of remaining understated following the Jets’ first two victories, and he predictably maintained that approach after his first defeat as New York’s coach.“It’s just as important not to overreact for a loss as it is to a win,” he said. “We didn’t overreact to the two wins, we’re not going to overreact to the one loss.”Next up for the Jets is a trip to London to play the AFC East rival Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Then, New York has a bye, so the focus is on bouncing back — even if it’s overseas.“I love the 1 o’clock game and getting home and eating food from the crockpot and doing all that, but I think it’s exciting, too,” Fitzpatrick said.“I think guys think it’s cool to go over there. It will be a unique experience for all of us and hopefully bring the team together even more.”The Jets brought in a sleep specialist to help get the players bodies’ prepared for the five-hour time difference. They have to stay well-hydrated for the long flight, and need to watch their caffeine intake during the day so they can get to bed earlier than usual leading up to the trip.The team will practice at their facility on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, and then leave for London on the night of Oct. 1. “Just getting our bodies acclimated and everything with the time change will be interesting,” Fitzpatrick said.(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Game Times, Channels Released For Over 30 Big Ten Football Contests

first_img Thursday, Aug. 29 South Dakota State at Minnesota | 9 p.m. | FS1Friday, Aug. 30 Tulsa at Michigan State | 7 p.m. | FS1 Massachusetts at Rutgers | 7:15 p.m. | BTNSaturday, Aug. 31 Akron at Illinois | 12 p.m. | BTN Howard at Maryland | 12 p.m. | BTN South Alabama at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | ESPN Florida Atlantic at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | FOX Idaho at Penn State | 3:30 p.m. | BTN Miami (OH) at Iowa | 7:30 p.m. | FS1 Middle Tennessee State at Michigan | 7:30 p.m. | BTNSaturday, Sept. 7 Rutgers at Iowa | 12 p.m. | FS1 Syracuse at Maryland | 12 p.m. | ESPN or ESPN2 Army at Michigan | 12 p.m. | FOX Cincinnati at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | ABC Vanderbilt at Purdue | 12 p.m. | BTN Eastern Illinois at Indiana | 3:30 p.m. | BTN Central Michigan at Wisconsin | 3:30 p.m. | BTN Western Michigan at Michigan State | 7:30 p.m. | BTN Buffalo at Penn State | 7:30 p.m. | FOXSaturday, Sept. 14 Eastern Michigan at Illinois | 12 p.m. | BTN Ohio State at Indiana | 12 p.m. | FOX Pittsburgh at Penn State | 12 p.m. | ABC Georgia Southern at Minnesota | 3:30 p.m. | BTN UNLV at Northwestern | 3:30 p.m. | BTN Arizona State at Michigan State | 4 p.m. | FOX TCU at Purdue  | 7:30 p.m. | BTN Northern Illinois at Nebraska | 8 p.m. | FS1Saturday, Sept. 21 Michigan at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOXFriday, Sept. 27 Penn State at Maryland | 8 p.m. | FS1Saturday, Sept. 28 Indiana at Michigan State | 3:30 or 4 p.m.| Network TBA Middle Tennessee State at Iowa | Time TBA | ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNUSaturday, Oct. 5 Purdue at Penn State | 12 p.m. | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 Iowa at Michigan | 12 p.m. | Network TBA Illinois at Minnesota | 3:30 or 4 p.m. | Network TBA Northwestern at Nebraska | 3:30 or 4 p.m. | Network TBA Michigan State at Ohio State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC or ESPN Kent State at Wisconsin | Time TBA | ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNUSaturday, Oct. 12 Rutgers at Indiana | 12 p.m. | Network TBA Maryland at Purdue | 12 p.m. | Network TBA Michigan State at Wisconsin | 3:30 or 4 p.m. | Network TBA Michigan at Illinois | Time TBA | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2Friday, Oct. 18 Ohio State at Northwestern | 8:30 p.m. | FS1Saturday, Oct. 19 Wisconsin at Illinois | 12 p.m. | Network TBA Purdue at Iowa | 12 p.m. | Network TBA Minnesota at Rutgers | 3:30 or 4 p.m. | Network TBASaturday, Oct. 26 Iowa at Northwestern | 12 p.m. | Network TBA Notre Dame at Michigan | Time TBA | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 Maryland at Minnesota | Time TBA | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2Saturday, Nov. 2 Michigan at Maryland | 12 p.m. | Network TBAFriday, Nov. 29 Iowa at Nebraska | 2:30 p.m. | BTNSaturday, Nov. 30 Ohio State at Michigan | 12 p.m. | FOXSaturday, Dec. 7 Big Ten Championship Game (at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis) | 8 p.m. | FOX Ohio State football players carrying Big Ten signs.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate after their 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)We have just about three months until the start of the college football season. Today, we got a ton of information about many of the games on the schedule, including a few dozen from the Big Ten.The league put out a big release, with times and broadcast information for games running from August through the December 7 Big Ten Championship.The release includes huge games like Michigan at Wisconsin, Michigan State at Ohio State, Notre Dame at Michigan, and Ohio State at Michigan.Here are all 52 Big Ten games, with 35 having both times and networks already announced, included in the conference’s huge scheduling release:All times are in ET, and the conference teams are in bold. From the Big Ten website:last_img read more

Restrictions on Possession and Sale of Body Armour Come into Effect

first_imgThe Body Armour Control Act takes effect in February, helping to make our communities safer. “We know that body armour is being used to advance criminal activity”, said Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mark Furey. “By limiting its use, we are better protecting police, other law enforcement officers and Nova Scotians.” Beginning Feb. 20, only those who require body armour due to the nature of their employment will be authorized to possess it. This includes police officers, sheriffs, corrections officers, special constables, conservation officers, bylaw enforcement officers, security guards and paramedics. Those who are not authorized to possess body armour will have until Feb. 19 to dispose of it. People can turn it over to a police agency to be destroyed. They may also give or sell it to an authorized person. Once the act is proclaimed, police and conservation officers will be able to seize body armour from anyone who is not able to prove they are authorized to have it. If individuals can show within 30 days that they are authorized to possess it, the body armour will be returned. Those who cannot may face fines of up to $10,000, imprisonment of up to three months, or both. Officers will be able to issue summary offence tickets and have the discretion of laying changes. The act does not apply to safety equipment used for sports or as required under occupational health and safety regulations. The body armour control regulations can be found at .last_img read more

Working out at home as effective as gyming

first_imgIf you are not finding time to hit the gym, do not worry. Researchers have found that working out at home not only saves your time, cost and access but also increases adherence. A recently published study investigated a home-based high-intensity interval training (Home-HIT) programme and studied its benefits for clinically obese individuals with an elevated risk of heart disease. The research team were interested in whether Home-HIT is a time-efficient strategy that helps to reduce other common exercise barriers such as difficulty with access to exercise facilities due to travel time and cost. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”An exercise regimen such as Home-HIT that reduces barriers to exercise such as time, cost, and access, and increases adherence in previously inactive individuals gives people a more attainable exercise goal and thus could help improve the health of countless individuals,” said the study author. For the study, 32 obese people completed a 12-week exercise programme. A range of health markers were measured in these participants, including body composition, cardiovascular disease risk and the ability to regulate glucose. They were categorised in three groups – those who did supervised, lab-based cycling HIT programme; those who did UK government-recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise; and those who did home-based HIT programme of simple body weight exercises suitable for people with low fitness and low mobility and performed without equipment. The researchers found that home-based HIT was as effective as both the government-recommended 150-minute exercise and the supervised, lab-based HIT programme for improving fitness in obese individuals.last_img read more

Pitroda’s comments expose Cong’s mindset, Modi govt punished anti-Sikh riots accused: Amit Shah

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah has slammed the Congress over its leader Sam Pitroda’s “so what” remarks on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, saying they have “exposed” its mindset and asserted it is under the Narendra Modi government that culprits were punished and families of victims compensated. “Thousands of Sikhs were killed mercilessly. The then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi justified it. No one was punished. Manmohan Singh was made (by the Congress) to apologise. What Sam Pitroda has said exposes the Congress’ mindset,” he told PTI. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework On Thursday, Pitroda, had dismissed questions about 1984 riots, saying “hua to hua” (so what), triggering a political furore that led to Congress president Rahul Gandhi denouncing his comments followed by an apology from him on Friday. Shah spoke to PTI before Pitroda tendered the apology. The BJP president said several Congress governments at the Centre did little to go after those behind the communal violence and added that they were punished by the Modi government. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The riots, which had left thousands of Sikhs dead, remain an emotive issue, especially in Delhi, which was the worst affected city, and Punjab, where the community live in very large numbers. The BJP has sought to corner the Congress over the carnage, as both Delhi and Punjab head for the Lok Sabha polls. Elections in the national capital will take place on Sunday and in Punjab on May 19. To a question about the BJP’s controversial decision to field Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal, Shah strongly defended the decision. He said she may be still an accused but the conspiracy she has been charged with has already been rejected by courts in other cases of terror in which right wing Hindutva elements were blamed. Accusing the Congress of manufacturing “fake Hindu terror” cases to defame Hindus for its “vote bank” politics, Shah said courts have already rejected the theory and the BJP’s decision to field Thakur was the saffron party’s “satyagrah” against the opposition party. Thakur has been pitted against veteran Congress leader Digvijay Singh. Targeting the Congress, Shah said people – allegedly linked to terrorist outfit LeT- arrested in Samjhauta train blast case were released by the UPA government and compensated as well, after investigators later claimed that Hindutva elements were behind the terror. A court, however, acquitted all accused, including Hindutva activist Swami Aseemanand. Shah expressed confidence that the BJP will win more than 282 seats it had won in 2014, saying its number of seats and victory margins will increase with the party set to do well in regions where it had been traditionally weak.last_img read more

One out of 13 Moroccans Suffers from Diabetes

By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Doctors and medical experts discussed metabolic disease’s prevalence in Morocco at the Global Premix Summit in Rabat on March 18.The Premix summit, already hosted before in Marrakech and Casablanca, brought together more than 250 doctors, endocrinologists, diabetologists and internists from Africa. ”Morocco is one of the most affected African countries, with an estimated prevalence rate of 7,7 percent, corresponding to a population of nearly 1,671,400,” said a press release issued by the Summit.Affected people are mostly aged between 20 and 79 years.According to an International Diabetes Federation (IDF) report, 41.2 percent of Moroccan patients are undiagnosed (688.200 person).According to the IDF, diabetes kills over 9,500 adults per year.Abdelmjid Chraibi, a professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases and the dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Agadir, called for a new model for the follow-up of diabetic patients, especially those of type2.He explained that “patients are often passive in the fact of the different aspects of the therapeutic strategy proposed by their doctors, without making efforts to adopt a participatory and responsible behavior in taking burden of diabetes.”“Patients must understand that the most important aspect of their care can be achieved by themselves,” He added.Financial assessments of care costs associated with the management of diabetes is a clear obstacle to the achievement of the new sustainable development objectives (SDGS), especially since the link between chronic disease and economic growth been now been demonstrated.According to the Global Premix Summit report, the burden of noncommunicable diseases will globally increase by 17 percent in the next ten years, and specifically by 27 percent in the African region, which in 2030 will make it the world’s leading cause of disability. read more

Court issues order against Chunnakam protest

Gunasekera said that the court order was issued on Murugan Kumaravel, the President of an organisation based in the North which was to stage the protest. A similar court ban had been issued on Saturday against protests being staged in the Jaffna town. (Colombo Gazette) The Mallakam Magistrate has issued an order preventing protests being staged in Chunnakam for 14 days with effect from today.Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the court order was issued after the police received information that a protest was going to be staged in the area over the rape and murder of a school girl in Kayts recently. read more

Despite two decades of growth democracy faltering worldwide UN report warns

The UN agency’s Human Development Report, “Deepening Democracy in a Fragmented World,” says that in theory, the world is more democratic than ever: 140 countries now hold multi-party elections.In practice, only 82, with 57 per cent of the world’s people, are fully democratic in guaranteeing human rights, with institutions such as the free press and an independent judiciary; 106 countries still limit important civil and political freedoms.The report, which for a second year in a row ranks Norway at the top of its Human Development Index (HDI), has been compiled annually since 1990 to explore major issues of global concern. The study looks beyond statistics as a measure of human progress and assesses such factors as human freedom, dignity and the role of people in development.According to the report, while most parts of the world have made progress in human development during the 1990s, 21 countries registered a decline in the HDI, which is based on life expectancy, education and per capita income. Fifty-two countries ended the decade poorer than at its beginning, and though the number of people living in extreme poverty was nearly halved in Asia, it grew in all other regions.”The central message of this report is a simple one: to promote human development successfully we need to put the politics back into poverty eradication,” UNDP Administration Mark Malloch Brown said at the global launch of the report in Manila, Philippines.”That means ensuring that the poor have a real political voice and access to strong, transparent institutions capable of providing them with the kind of personal security, access to justice, and services from health to education they so desperately need,” he stressed.Echoing that thought, UNDP Assistant Administrator Jan Mattson told a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York that the purpose of the report was to inform and stimulate debate about development that was people-centred and aimed at enlarging people’s choices to lead a life that they value.”The report argues that people have the right to participate in and influence decisions that affect their lives, and when they are able to exercise such rights there is potential to improve a country’s prospects for peace and development,” he said. “Democracy is a means to an end and an end in itself.” read more

Veteran helper of refugees shot dead in Somalia UN agency reports

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today voiced “shock and sadness” over the murder of Dr. Annalena Tonelli, a 33-year veteran of assistance to poor people in Africa who earlier this year won the agency’s highest award for her work in brining attention to the crisis in Somalia. Dr. Tonelli, 60, an Italian, was shot Sunday night on the grounds of a hospital in Borama, northwestern Somalia, UNHCR said. The exact circumstances of the shooting are not yet known. “All of us at UNHCR are devastated by Dr. Tonelli’s death,” High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers said. “She dedicated her life to helping others, carrying out her noble mission in remote, difficult places little noticed by the outside world. In doing so, she touched the lives of thousands of people, demonstrating that individuals can still make a huge difference. We mourn the loss of a truly great woman.” In June Dr. Tonelli won UNHCR’s highest honour, the Nansen Refugee Award, for her 33 years of work with Somalis. She started working with Somali refugees in Kenya and moved to Somalia in 1986. read more

Annan hopeful for satisfactory closure on missing Kuwaitis in Iraq

Out of a total of 605 cases, the number of remains identified has now reached 227, Mr. Annan says in his 19th four-monthly report mandated by the Security Council. He notes that the exhumation process has been complicated by several factors, the most difficult of which is the security situation in Iraq. Among other factors are weather and ground conditions, as well as the arrangement of mortal remains in the graves.The report describes the efforts of the UN High-level Coordinator on the issue, Yuli Vorontsov, to uncover information on missing Kuwaiti persons and property. He travelled to Kuwait in mid-July and was informed by Kuwaiti officials that assessment and investigative teams had visited Iraq for field missions from March to May 2005.Those missions had been coordinated with the Iraqi side and the multinational force.Given the extent of cooperation among the parties, as well as their determination to move forward, Mr. Annan says that he is confident that the issue of Kuwaiti prisoners of war and third-party nationals will be brought to a “satisfactory closure.”As in the past, Mr. Annan strongly condemns the executions by the previous Iraqi regime. “This killing and the decade-long cover-up of the truth constitute a grave violation of human rights and international humanitarian law,” he says stressing that those responsible for those crimes, in particular those who ordered the executions, must be brought to justice. read more

CES 2012 Sony présente le Crystal LED

first_imgCES 2012 : Sony présente le Crystal LEDOn vient d’apprendre que la firme japonaise délaissait la technologie OLED. C’était pour mieux nous présenter le Crystal LED. Zoom sur cette nouveauté.Au CES, Sony a donc présenté une nouvelle technologie liée à l’affichage. Le Crystal LED proposera visiblement une dalle plus fine et des angles de vision impressionnants de 180°. Nul besoin de rétroéclairage, la dalle dispose de 6 millions de LED (2 millions de rouge vert bleu), pour des couleurs éclatantes, un meilleur contraste et un temps de réponse dix fois plus rapides qu’actuellement.Sony a donc lâcher le OLED pour le Crystal LED. Cependant, la concurrence finie par sortir ces modèles de la première technologie citée, alors que Sony ne parle pas encore de commercialiser de TV avec le nouveau procédé. En espérant que cela n’entrave pas l’avenir de cette nouvelle technologie et que le Crystal LED trouve son public…Le 10 janvier 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

30 ans après son éradication la polio est de retour au Venezuela

first_img30 ans après son éradication, la polio est de retour au VenezuelaL’Organisation panaméricaine de la santé (OPS) a annoncé qu’un enfant de deux ans et demi était atteint de poliomyélite. Le dernier cas diagnostiqué dans ce pays d’Amérique du sud remonte à 1989. Alors que le Venezuela traverse une crise économique et politique s’apprête-t-il à vivre une épidémie de cette maladie virale ?  Agé de 2 ans et 10 mois, l’enfant a connu les premiers symptômes de la polio, le 29 avril dernier, selon le communiqué de l’OPS. Il fait partie d’une communauté indigène qui se situe dans l’Etat du Delta Amacuro, une région extrêmement pauvre et reculée au nord-est du pays. Il n’était pas vacciné. Un programme de vaccinations victime de la situation économiqueCette maladie virale, également appelée paralysie spinale infantile, est causée par une lésion de l’axe gris de la moelle épinière et touche principalement les enfants et se transmet de l’homme à l’homme.  Mais elle peut être prévenue en administrant un vaccin. Et c’est bien ce que dénonce, dans une interview accordée à CNN, le Dr. José Manuel Olivares, radiologue et  député à l’Assemblée Nationale : « il est inacceptable que la polio fasse son retour au Venezuela, près de 30 ans après son éradication. Cela et la réapparition de la diphtérie et de la rougeole, c’est la conséquence de la défaillance du Programme d’immunisation ».  En effet, depuis 8 mois, le pays connait une hyperinflation et une importante pénurie chronique de médicaments. Cette carence oblige la plupart des habitants à compter sur la solidarité, les organisations non gouvernementales ou à faire appel à un marché parallèle pour obtenir des médicaments dont ne disposent plus les pharmacies officielles. Forcément les vaccins contre la poliomyélite sont également venus à manquer et leur accès difficile.  D’autres cas de polio ?À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Selon CNN, une enquête est également en cours pour déterminer si une petite fille de 8 ans souffrant de paralysie d’un membre inférieur et venant de la même communauté que le premier enfant est également atteinte de poliomyélite. Une suspicion de contamination qui ne s’arrête pas là. D’après la Société vénézuélienne de santé publique (une association non gouvernementale de médecins) trois autres cas de polio pourraient avoir été détectés dans le même Etat du Delta Amacuro.À lire aussiLe calendrier des vaccins obligatoires   Le 12 juin 2018 à 15:50 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Chris Hughton praises Dunk Duffy

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has heaped praises on the club’s central defensive pairing of Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk.The Seagulls’ success in establishing themselves in the Premier League owes a lot to their defensive capabilities, built on the reliable centre-back partnership of Dunk and Duffy.Dunk, who’s Brighton’s vice-captain became an England international last November, while Duffy is a regular with the Republic of Ireland national team.Hughton says the pair are vital members of his team and feels both players can improve by watching Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk play.“What Van Dijk is to Liverpool, that’s what our two are to us,” said Hughton, according to Belfast Telegraph.“We know what level he is but if I’m looking at what you would regard as two outstanding centre-halves at our level, ours are as valuable to us as what he is to them.”BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City at American Express Community Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Hughton’s first words after being sacked Manuel R. Medina – May 22, 2019 The former Brighton and Hove Albion manager says he was “hugely disappointed and surprised” when he was fired from the club.“The two we have will look at the best around where they can learn from, what they can pick up from. At the moment, he (Van Dijk) is a great role model. He doesn’t miss many games, is good in both boxes and is a top, top all-around player.”Despite being four points clear at the top of the Premier League, Liverpool was beaten 2-1 by second-placed Manchester City in their last league game, before crashing out of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.Asked if the Liverpool can end their long wait for a first division title, Hughton said the Reds are favourites but “wouldn’t put money on it”.“I think they are favourites simply because of the points difference, and I think they’ve been outstanding,” he said.“But I couldn’t tell you who will win it. And certainly, I wouldn’t put money on it.”last_img read more

Las Vegas Sands hints at joint bid with an Osaka enterprise

first_img Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Las Vegas Sands has been noticeably silent in the pursuit of a Japanese IR in recent months, but that all changed this week with the company’s Managing Director – Global Development, George Tanasijevich, revealing that LVS plans to enter a joint bid with local companies for an Osaka IR.As reported by the Sankei Shimbun, Tanasijevich said Sands has been in discussion with several companies, stating, “We are consulting with companies who have expertise and are willing to help us deepen our understanding of Japanese business practice and culture. It is a company that we can cooperate with to prepare a strong bid and lead us both to success.” It is believed that Osaka city and prefecture will publicly invite ideas from IR operators this spring and aim to select one in the summer. Tanasijevich stressed that LVS was currently putting its efforts behind Osaka, also the primary target of MGM Resorts, Melco Resorts and Entertainment and Genting Singapore.He also observed that if things progress in Osaka, it would enable thousands of local companies to be involved in the venture.It is likely, however, that LVS is keeping its options open with Tanasijevich stating, “Our business model would also be suitable for Tokyo and Yokohama.” RelatedPosts Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IRlast_img read more

House Sets Spending Level McConnell Reports Bipartisan Budget Talks

first_img ADC AUTHOR House lawmakers voted to raise the overall 2020 budget limit to $1.3 trillion Tuesday, allowing appropriators to begin work on spending bills, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell later told reporters bipartisan budget talks are underway, Defense News reported.The House set a $733 billion top-line for national defense as part of a “deeming resolution” used to bypass a contentious Democratic debate on a related bill to lift 2020 and 2021 spending limits for defense and non-defense spending.Congressional Progressive Caucus members want more nondefense spending and plan to lobby House appropriators, but Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) downplayed their hopes Wednesday.“When they become chair of the Appropriations Committee, they can figure it out,” Lowey said.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he is involved in budget talks with President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to possibly raise the current two-year spending caps.McConnell said a “staff-level” working group has been created as part of a “bipartisan desire” to avoid another stopgap continuing resolution and $126 billion in automatic cuts.“I’m hoping that this will be the beginning of a bipartisan agreement,” McConnell said.Kentucky Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greerlast_img read more

WHS SOFTBALL Wildcats Crush Winchester Qualify For Postseason Play with VIDEO

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (10-7) defeated Winchester by a score of 9-1 on Wednesday, May 23 in Wilmington on Senior Night. With this victory, the team qualified for postseason play .Ally Moran pitched a one hitter (no hitter broken up in the top of the seventh) and had 12 strikeouts in the win.Wilmington scored three runs in the second with 2 hits (Ryan Bailey and Emily Wright) squeezed in between 3 Winchester errors.In the third inning, the Wildcats scored three again with some great hitting from Adele Burton (single), Liz Gordon (single), and Ryan Bailey (double).In the fifth inning, Dana Goulet smacked a triple.  Antonia Kieran launched a ball to deep right field that would have been a home run in most parts, but, at town park, it went for a sacrifice fly and an RBI.All was not perfect for Wilmington, however.  There was a collision between center fielder Kacie Bourrell and shortstop Dana Goulet.   Kacie made a great catch, but both were injured on the play.Watch the game, including a ceremony the team’s seniors, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Back-To-Back Games, Moran Gives Up 3 Hits While Striking Out 22In “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Winchester, Lose To Arlington In Close GamesIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Winchester (9-3) & Arlington (5-2) To Improve To 7-2In “Sports”last_img read more

Log monitoring tools for continuous security monitoring policy Tutorial

first_imgHow many times we have heard of organization’s entire database being breached and downloaded by the hackers. The irony is, they are not even aware about anything until the hacker is selling the database details on the dark web after few months. Even though they implement decent security controls, what they lack is continuous security monitoring policy. It is one of the most common things that you might find in a startup or mid-sized organization. In this article, we will show how to choose the right log monitoring tool to implement continuous security monitoring policy. You are reading an excerpt from the book Enterprise Cloud Security and Governance, written by Zeal Vora. Log monitoring is a must in security Log monitoring is considered to be part of the de facto list of things that need to be implemented in an organization. It gives us the power of visibility of various events through a single central solution so we don’t have to end up doing less or tail on every log file of every server. In the following screenshot, we have performed a new search with the keyword not authorized to perform and the log monitoring solution has shown us such events in a nice graphical way along with the actual logs, which span across days: Thus, if we want to see how many permission denied events occurred last week on Wednesday, this will be a 2-minute job if we have a central log monitoring solution with search functionality. This makes life much easier and would allow us to detect anomalies and attacks in a much faster than traditional approach. Choosing the right log monitoring tool This is a very important decision that needs to be taken by the organization. There are both commercial offerings as well as open source offerings that are available today but the amount of efforts that need to be taken in each of them varies a lot. I have seen many commercial offerings such as Splunk and ArcSight being used in large enterprises, including national level banks. On the contrary, there are also open source offerings, such as ELK Stack, that are gaining popularity especially after Filebeat got introduced. At a personal level, I really like Splunk but it gets very expensive when you have a lot of data being generated. This is one of the reasons why many startups or mid-sized organizations use commercial offering along with open source offerings such as ELK Stack. Having said that, we need to understand that if you decide to go with ELK Stack and have a large amount of data, then ideally you would need a dedicated person to manage it. Just to mention, AWS also has a basic level of log monitoring capability available with the help of CloudWatch. Let’s get started with logging and monitoring There will always be many sources from which we need to monitor logs. Since it will be difficult to cover each and every individual source, we will talk about two primary ones, which we will be discussing sequentially: VPC flow logs AWS Config VPC flow logs VPC flow logs is a feature that allows us to capture information related to IP traffic that goes to and from the network interfaces within the VPC. VPC flow logs help in both troubleshooting related to why certain traffic is not reaching the EC2 instances and also understanding what the traffic is that is accepted and rejected. The VPC flow logs can be part of individual network interface level of an EC2 instance. This allows us to monitor how many packets are accepted or rejected in a specific EC2 instance running in the DMZ maybe. By default, the VPC flow logs are not enabled, so we will go ahead and enable the VPC flow log within our VPC: Enabling flow logs for VPC: In our environment, we have two VPCs named Development and Production. In this case, we will enable the VPC flow logs for development VPC: In order to do that, click on the Development VPC and select the Flow Logs tab. This will give you a button named Create Flow Log. Click on it and we can go ahead with the configuration procedure: Since the VPC flow logs data will be sent to CloudWatch, we need to select the IAM Role that gives these permissions: Before we go ahead in creating our first flow log, we need to create the CloudWatch log group as well where the VPC flow logs data will go into. In order to do it, go to CloudWatch, select the Logs tab. Name the log group according to what you need and click on Create log group: Once we have created our log group, we can fill the Destination Log Group field with our log group name and click on the Create Flow Log button: Once created, you will see the new flow log details under the VPC subtab: Create a test setup to check the flow: In order to test if everything is working as intended, we will start our test OpenVPN instance and in the security group section, allow inbound connections on port 443 and icmp (ping). This gives us the perfect base for a plethora of attackers detecting our instance and running a plethora of attacks on our server: Analyze flow logs in CloudWatch: Before analyzing for flow logs, I went for a small walk so that we can get a decent number of logs when we examine; thus, when I returned, I began analyzing the flow logs data. If we observe the flow log data, we see plenty of packets, which have REJECT OK at the end as well as ACCEPT OK. Flow logs can be unto specific interface levels, which are attached to EC2 instances. So, in order to check the flow logs, we need to go to CloudWatch, select the Log Groups tab, inside it select the log group that we created and then select the interface. In our case, we selected the interface related to the OpenVPN instance, which we had started: CloudWatch gives us the capability to filter packets based on certain expressions. We can filter all the rejected packets by creating a simple search for REJECT OK in the search bar and CloudWatch will give us all the traffic that was rejected. This is shown in the following image: Viewing the logs in GUI: Plain text data is good but it’s not very appealing and does not give you deep insights about what exactly is happening. It’s always preferred to send these logs to a Log Monitoring tool, which can give you deep insights about what exactly is happening. In my case, I have used Splunk to give us an overview about the logs in our environment. When we look into VPC Flow Logs, we see that Splunk gives us great detail in a very nice GUI and also maps the IP addresses to the location from which the traffic is coming: The following image is the capture of VPC flow logs which are being sent to the Splunk dashboard for analyzing the traffic patterns: The VPC Flow Logs traffic rate and location-related data The top rejected destination and IP address, which we rejected AWS Config AWS Config is a great service that allows us to continuously assess and audit the configuration of the AWS-related resources. With AWS Config, we can exactly see what configuration has changed from the previous week to today for services such as EC2, security groups, and many more. One interesting feature that Config allows is to set the compliance test as shown in the following screenshots. We see that there is one rule that is failing and is considered non-compliant, which is the CloudTrail. There are two important features that Config service provides: Evaluate changes in resources over the timeline Compliance checks Once they are enabled and you have associated Config rules accordingly, then you would see a dashboard similar to the following screenshot: In the preceding screenshot, on the left-hand side, Config gives details related to the Resources, which are present in your AWS; and on the right-hand column, Config gives us the status if the resources are compliant or non-compliant according to the rules that are set. Configuring the AWS Config service Let’s look into how we can get started with the AWS Config service and have great dashboards along with compliance checks, which we saw in the previous screenshot: Enabling the Config service: The first time when we want to start working with Config, we need to select the resources we want to evaluate. In our case, we will select both the region-specific resources as well as global resources such as IAM: Configure S3 and IAM: Once we decide to include all the resources, the next thing is to create an Amazon S3 bucket where AWS Config will store the configuration and snapshot files. We will also need to select IAM role, which will allow Config into put these files to the S3 bucket: Select Config rules: Configuration rules are checks against your AWS resources, which can be done and the result will be part of the compliance standard. For example, root-account-mfa-enabled rule will check whether the ROOT account has MFA enabled or disabled and in the end it will give you a nice graphical overview about the output of the checks conducted by the rules. Currently, there are 38 AWS-managed rules, which we can select and use anytime; however, we can have custom rules anytime as well. For our case, I will use five specific rules, which are as follows: cloudtrail-enabled iam-password-policy restricted-common-ports restricted-ssh root-account-mfa-enabled Config initialization: With the Config rules selected, we can click on Finish and AWS Config will start, and it will start to check resources and its associated rules. You might get the dashboard similar to the following screenshot, which speaks about the available resources as well as the rule compliance related graphs: Let’s analyze the functionality For demo purposes, I decided to disable the CloudTrail service and if we then look into the Config dashboard, it says that one rule check has been failed: Instead of graphs, Config can also show the resources in a tabular manner if we want to inspect the Config rules with the associated names. This is illustrated in the following diagram: Evaluating changes to resources AWS Config allows us to evaluate the configuration changes that have been made to the resources. This is a great feature that allows us to see how our resource looked a day, a week, or even months back. This feature is particularly useful specifically during incidents when, during investigation, one might want to see what exactly changed before the incident took place. It will help things go much faster. In order to evaluate the changes, we will need to perform the following steps: Go to AWS Config | Resources. This will give you the Resource inventory page in which you can either search for resources based on the resource type or based on tags. For our use case, I am searching for a tag value for an EC2 Instance whose name is OpenVPN: When we go inside the Config timeline, we see the overall changes that have been made to the resource. In the following screenshot, we see that there were a few changes that were made, and Config also shows us the time the changes that were made to the resource: When we click on Changes, it will give you the exact detail on what was the exact change that was made. In our case, it is related to the new network interface, which was attached to the EC2 instance. It displays the network interface ID, description along with the IP address, and the security group, which is attached to that network interface: When we start to integrate the AWS services with Splunk or similar monitoring tools, we can get great graphs, which will help us evaluate things faster. On the side, we always have the logs from the CloudTrail, if we want to see the changes that occurred in detail. We covered log monitoring and how to choose the right log monitoring tool for continuous security monitoring policy. 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Desmond Tutu returns for treatment in South African hospital

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home How men can have a healthy 2019 “His oncologist confirms that his PSA level is pleasingly low,” the foundation statement said.“His doctors considered it prudent for him to return to hospital for observation, the statement quoted Mpho Tutu as saying. “He’ll have a few days of bed-rest while his medical dream team brings the situation under control and determines the next course of action, if any. He will stay in hospital until the weekend, at least.”Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for campaigning against apartheid.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories center_img NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned for hospital treatment, a week after he left a Cape Town hospital following an intensive antibiotics course for an infection, his foundation said Tuesday.The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was readmitted to the hospital after expressing renewed discomfort, said the foundation, which is named after Tutu and his wife Leah.The foundation quoted Tutu’s daughter, Mpho, as saying her 83-year-old father’s hospitalization was not related to his cancer treatment. Tutu has had prostate cancer for many years. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterOn 12 May 2016, Jon Stonham, owner of Elite Havens Luxury Villas, hosted a function at Spice Temple by Neil Perry to update key media, including LATTE, on Elite Havens’ portfolio of luxury villas in Bali, Lombok, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.Among Perry’s roasted pork and pickled bamboo salads, stir fried spanner crab and chocolate jaffa mousse cake, the assembled media discussed the more than 200 hand selected and personally inspected Elite Havens luxury villas which include a round the clock concierge and are staffed by dedicated personal chefs, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners and drivers.From 1 to 21 bedrooms, Elite Haven Luxury Villas cater to all lifestyles and personal tastes, whether beach front or cliff top properties, ultimate party pads, tropical hideaways, rural estates, botanical havens or island paradises.Ranging from classical simplicity to antique grandeur, colonial splendour and modern edge villas, all the properties in Stonham’s collection offer privacy and masses of space and also cater perfectly for weddings and events as well as multi-generational family escapes.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Rihanna is partnering with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a new fashion label. The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday, May 10, 2019, that a new line called Fenty will debut this spring and will be based in Paris. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2019 11:33 am PDT Rihanna to launch groundbreaking new fashion label with LVMH NEW YORK — Rihanna certified her status as a cultural fashion icon with her groundbreaking new deal with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.The pop star, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, announced Friday that she will debut a line called Fenty this spring through LVMH. Her luxury house will be based in Paris.The 31-year-old singer becomes the first person since 1987 to launch a new house with LVMH (the last person was Christian LaCroix). Rihanna is also reportedly the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH and the first woman of colour at the top of an LVMH maison.“Designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us,” Rihanna said in a statement. She added that Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH, “has given me a unique opportunity to develop a fashion house in the luxury sector, with no artistic limits. I couldn’t imagine a better partner both creatively and business-wise, and I’m ready for the world to see what we have built together.”LVMH’s leather and goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior Couture, Celine, Kenzo, Givenchy, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and more, while its wine and spirts includes Moët & Chandon and Dom Pérignon. The company has also backed Rihanna’s ultra-successful cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty.Arnault said “everybody knows Rihanna as a wonderful singer, but through our partnership at Fenty Beauty, I discovered a true entrepreneur, a real CEO and a terrific leader.”“She naturally finds her full place within LVMH,” he continued. “I am proud that LVMH is leading this venture and wish it will be a great success.”Fashion has been synonymous with Rihanna’s name since the Grammy-winning superstar launched her music career in 2005. She has collaborated with brands like Armani, Puma, Dior and more to launch products and lines, and she debuted her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, last year. Her Fenty Beauty collection disrupted the beauty industry when it launched in 2017, offering 40 foundation shades and bringing in more than $500 million by the end of last year. The success of it forced other cosmetic brands to be more inclusive and launch more foundation colour shades, while Fenty even extended to 50 shades.A release date for Rihanna’s new Fenty line with LVMH was not announced, but a website where consumers can eventually purchase the line launched Friday. The new line “is centred on Rihanna, developed by her, and takes shape with her vision in terms of ready to wear, shoes and accessories, including commerciality and communication of the brand,” according to a press release.“Celebrity fashion brands have been around a long time and led by singers, but in the past they’ve tended to be done via licensing, wholesale distribution and often more with mass retailers or department stores. What’s different about this Rihanna project is her partner, which is the world’s largest luxury group, which has expertise across a range of leather goods, perfumes, fashion, beauty — so it really raises the bar for celebrity-led fashion brands,” Miles Socha, editor-in-chief of WDD, said in an interview with The Associated Press.Rihanna, a native of Barbados, expressed her excitement about the epic new deal in an Instagram post Friday.“Big day for the culture,” she wrote. “Thank you Mr. Arnault for believing in this little girl from the left side of an island, and for giving me the opportunity to grow with you at @LVMH. This is proof that nothing is impossible. Glory be to God.”Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more