BlogTalk Radio Discussion – Return on Security Investment – Intel Case Study

first_imgThe last of the three part series, Future State of Security Measurement, will occur on Wednsday June 4th. Everyone is welcome to participate or just listen in. Details can be found here: Measuring the value of information security programs is difficult and a problem for the entire industry. In the second of the three part series, Intel discusses a practical approach to determine value of information security initiatives. Intel security professionals Tim Casey, Enrique Herrera, and Matthew Rosenquist discussed the success of Intel’s security value methodology outlined in the Listen to how Intel utilizes this strategy as one means to measure the value of security programs. The whitepaper is available for download. The 30 minute discussion can be replayed here: last_img read more

5G Opens the Door for Tech Possibility

first_imgWhile IoT is commonly called the “Internet of Things,” I prefer to think of it as the “Intelligence of Things.” Intelligence that is manifested via meaningful insights that deep analytics derive from data generated by numerous “things” like endpoint devices, sensors, cell phones, cars, and machines. However, to be truly intelligent, these endpoints need the ability to connect seamlessly, securely, and in near real time with each other as well as with data aggregator nodes. Connectivity is the unifying force tying all these things together.This is where 5G comes in.Up until now, connectivity, whether it’s 2G, 3G, or 4G, has been about phones. 5G will be about the things around us, which various estimates totaled at 50 billion in the coming years.Connectivity of these devices requires unprecedented flexibility, scalability, reliability, security, and intelligence within their networks. 5G is the inflection point where this happens, unleashing the full potential of the IoT. It will be a fundamental shift from a networking platform to a computing platform with software-defined networks and network functions virtualization coupled with multi-radio connectivity to billions of things at the edge.It’s this connectivity that will make unique experiences possible across connected homes, smart city infrastructure, security and homeland defense, transportation, healthcare, education, and manufacturing. And that’s just the beginning.Where Does Intel Fit In?Intel today is in a unique position. Our technology powers the end-to-end network, from smart gateways at the edge to network infrastructure for cloud and data center providers. Partnering with industry leaders, equipment manufacturers, and service providers, we are working to create next-generation standards and technologies to make these networks future-ready.Two of these industry leaders recently gave the world a sneak peek into 5G. Using jointly developed proto-hardware running on Intel technologies, Singtel and Ericsson demonstrated the world’s fastest transmitting 4K video content at a throughput of 27.5 gigabits per second with the world’s lowest latency at 2 milliseconds.Latency makes a huge difference in critical applications like autonomous vehicles. This was aptly demonstrated by Ericsson’s balancing gyroscopic robot, which communicated posture information to apply corrections to its position and stay upright. A network latency of anything 10ms or lower kept the robot upright and in motion. But, increasing this to 25ms or higher caused the robot to lose its balance and fall. This demonstration was simple and very effective at showing how important connectivity and network latency is for a true Intelligence of Things.Ericsson’s Balancing Robot demonstrating Network latency (Source: Ericsson)5G is a fundamental change essential to unleashing new possibilities with the intelligence of smart connected things. However, it’s not going to happen overnight. It’s a journey that players in the industry have to make by challenging existing technologies, processes, and systems. We look forward to continuing our efforts on this journey along with our fellow travelers and partners.Click here to learn more about how Intel is making 5G a reality.last_img read more

IIT-Kanpur tops India Today Best Engineering Colleges Rankings 2012

first_imgIIT-Kanpur students working on a project (Photo: Maneesh Agnihotri)Engineering has been dominated by Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) for decades, and there’s little to choose between the premier institutes scattered across the length and breadth of the country. To remain at the peak of this mountain takes some doing, and,IIT-Kanpur students working on a project (Photo: Maneesh Agnihotri)Engineering has been dominated by Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) for decades, and there’s little to choose between the premier institutes scattered across the length and breadth of the country. To remain at the peak of this mountain takes some doing, and IIT-Kanpur has managed to do just that, retaining its position as India’s best engineering college in this year’s India Today-Nielsen survey.Click here to EnlargeWhat sets the institution apart in a star-studded line-up? An all-pervasive entrepreneurial spirit driven by professors and imbibed in equal measure by the students entering the hallowed portals of IIT-Kanpur. Sample some of the research projects underway at the institution over the past year. IIT-Kanpur is coordinating a multi-institutional initiative called ‘Generation of Solar Hydrogen’ to tackle India’s perennial fuel crisis. The project aims at developing workable designs of a solar hydrogen system to bifurcate hydrogen from oxygen in water and use it as fuel. “This project, when completed, promises a long-term economic solution for the country’s economic growth and need for alternative fuel using multiple technologies,” says Sanjay G. Dhande, director, IIT-Kanpur. The institute is working on a GPS-based real-time train information system for Indian Railways codenamed Simran. Jugnu, a micro satellite developed by students which was successfully launched from Sriharikota, and Digital Mandi, an online market for farmers to sell their produce, are some of the other prominent welfare projects commissioned successfully by IIT-Kanpur in the academic year 2011-12.HISTORYIIT-Kanpur was established in 1959, with P.K. Kelkar as its first director. The institute began functioning in the borrowed building of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in 1959. Under the Kanpur Indo-American Programme between 1962 and 1972, IIT-Kanpur received technical assistance from a consortium of nine leading American institutes in setting up academic programmes and developing laboratories for instruction as well as research. When it began, IIT-Kanpur had just 100 students on its rolls.Today, the institution has over 5,000 students and 350 faculty members.Click here to EnlargeThe success has been achieved despite the constraints of the ‘system’. As Dhande points out, “The spirit of innovation that could have been unleashed in India remained trampled because most of the intellectual property was controlled by the British or foreign companies. The licence-permit era didn’t help either. At IIT-Kanpur, students have been encouraged to form start-ups after they pass out so that they can innovate. The research work undertaken by both students and faculty has often resulted in patents being awarded. All these activities make the academic environment at IIT-Kanpur invigorating.”The results are evident. During 2011-12, 15 technologies developed at the institute were licensed for commercialisation and 13 national patents were filed. Fifteen companies are currently being incubated at the SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre at IIT-Kanpur. “The number of externally funded ongoing projects has reached 522 with a sanctioned amount of Rs 344 crore. During 2011-12, the institute received sanction for 107 sponsored projects worth Rs 58.71 crore and 74 consultancy projects worth Rs 7.27 crore,” says Ajit Chaturvedi, dean (research and development).advertisementBIG-TICKET OFFERSFacebook offered Avani Nandini a package of Rs 65.50 lakh per year.Tower Research Capital LLC recruited Utkarsh Lath on an annual package of Rs 44 lakh.Tower Research also picked up Aditya Huddedar on a package of Rs 44 lakh per year.The Central Government’s Ministry of Earth Sciences and UK’s Natural Environment Research Council have sponsored a project underway at IIT-Kanpur on the structure and dynamics of groundwater systems in north-western India. “India is the largest user of groundwater in the world. North-western India is now the hotspot of groundwater depletion. This project is based on the premise that we must first understand the geology of the aquifer system to estimate the way it will respond to future stress,” explains Chaturvedi.Starting from the current academic session, IIT-Kanpur has implemented an Academic Programme Review Committee report on providing more flexibility to students. “Now students have choice to select the duration of their academic session. They can complete it in their chosen time-frame by opting for fewer semesters or by adding an extra semester, depending on their potential and choice,” says A.K. Ghosh, dean of students welfare, IIT-Kanpur. He also adds that the institute puts a premium on overall development through sports and extracurricular activities. Academic excellence, however, remains the focus. “The institute trains its students in such a way that they can deliver on their job from Day One,” affirms Vivek Agrawal, former president of IIT-Kanpur students union. “The institute had 91 per cent campus placements by May 5 this year,” says Dhande, with 714 of the 785 students who registered for placement getting job offers from 185 companies.advertisementStudents at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (Photo: Vikram Sharma)IIT-Delhi, which trails IIT-Kanpur narrowly in the rankings, has an unparalleled industry focus. It signed an MoU with the ASQ India in June to impart its students management concepts and leadership skills from the next academic year. “The idea is to make engineering students ready for industry by teaching them concepts like operations management,” says ASQ India Managing Director Amit Chatterjee. IIT-Delhi already is the toast of head-hunters after Swapnil Jain, who graduated from the institute, bagged a job at micro-blogging site Twitter at an annual package of Rs 70 lakh.IN THE FAST LANEA team of students is working on a miniature Formula 1 car that will be displayed at Auto Expo 2013 in Delhi.IIT-Kanpur students set up India’s first student-built planetarium on campus in the 2011-12 academic session.IIT-Kanpur’s music club is working on an album. It has composed three patriotic songs and is also composing an anthem for IIT-Kanpur.IIT-Kharagpur, third on the list, celebrated its diamond jubilee this year with the rollout of a dual degree programme in engineering and entrepreneurship as well as in engineering design and manufacturing. It received funding worth Rs 100 crore for different projects during 2011-12 academic session, besides additional funding of Rs 40 crore for projects undertaken by its Centre for Railways Research.The institute is also planning to start dual degree courses in energy science and engineering as well as environmental science and engineering from the 2013-14 session. The idea is to promote entrepreneurship. As Damodar Acharya, director, IIT-Kharagpur, explains, “We provide full technical and professional support to students who launch start-ups for two years so that they can stand on their feet. If the start-up fails to take off, the degree-holder can come back and we will facilitate his or her placement.”With IITs assuming the role of entrepreneurship enablers in such a big way, it’s no surprise that they have grabbed six of the top 10 engineering ranks this year.last_img read more

Kiefer’s a gem

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ And, it was also to see how Paul Lee was supposed to take NLEX super tyro Kiefer Ravena to school.In the end, Magnolia showed that it really belongs in the company of the elite with a 105-94 victory, clearly exposing where NLEX is weakest—in the middle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLee, and even Hotshots coach Chito Victolero, ended up praising the 6-foot Ravena.Magnolia wielded command all night, with Lee the main man who doused cold water on several NLEX rallies in the second half with timely triples that stung the Road Warriors on the way to 21 points in 24 minutes.Ravena finished with 31 points and was chiefly responsible for keeping the Road Warriors in the game as coach Yeng Guiao played him close to 33 error-free minutes.“We tried everything to stop him,” Victolero said after Ravena’s career game. “But he just kept finding ways to score. It was a good thing that we were able to limit the others (Ravena’s support cast).”Magnolia thus improved to 3-1 to trail solo leader San Miguel Beer by just half-a-game, while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-2 and are left to pick up the pieces after a second straight defeat. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Galedo nabs PH team slot Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View commentscenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Magnolia versus NLEX in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday night was not just about the Hotshots and the Road Warriors colliding for solo second place in the elimination round.It was also to see how ready the Hotshots are to challenge the big guns in the tournament, and also to see if the Road Warriors, considering that they were clashing with a heavyweight for the first time, were worthy of their pre-tournament tag as title threats.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Napakagaling na bata (He’s a really outstanding kid),” Lee later said of Ravena. “He really has the talent and he did that (31 points) even with our defense trained on him the entire game.”Guiao saw the enormous talent in Ravena, who came out of college as a swingman but has made the transition to the point with ease.“Kiefer played a great [offensive] game, but that’s not our style of play,” Guiao said. “We don’t want one player taking over offensively and carry us on his shoulders.”ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertelast_img read more

Umpiring howlers: Jasprit Bumrah asks Eoin Morgan to move on

first_imgAhead of the third and final T20I, Indian pacer Jaspri tBumrah has indirectly asked England skipper Eoin Morgan, who is ‘frustrated’ after the umpiring mistakes that took place in the Nagpur game, to ‘move on’.According to Morgan, the umpire’s decision to rule Joe Root out LBW at a crucial juncture cost them the secondT20I against India and he said that they would raise the issue with the ICC match referee.Root was adjudged LBW by umpire C Shamshuddin on the first ball of the last over when England needed eightruns. The decision in India’s favour apparently proved to be the turning point of the match and allowed the ViratKohli-led side to level the three-match series. As it turned out, Root and Jos Buttler could score onlytwo runs off the last over, bowled by Bumrah. (Nagpur T20I: Jasprit Bumrah’s historic feat in India’s thrilling win)However, in the replays, it was visible that Root had edged the ball before it hit his pad.Another decision that earlier went against England was when Shamshuddin gave Kohli a reprieve when he appeared to be LBW on seven during the first innings. (Virat Kohli eyes three-in-a-row as India target T20I series triumph vs England)”There is extreme frustration, absolutely,” Morgan said after the match.”It shifted momentum, first ball of the 20th over, losing a batsman who’s faced [almost] 40 balls on a wicket that’s not that easy to time, it is quite a hammer blow. It’s proved very costly, all things considered. A couple of decisions didn’t go our way and we still should have won the game and that’s a big positive for us. That we didn’t, is disappointing,” he added.advertisementBumrah, when quizzed about the same at the eve of the series decider on Tuesday, said, “We don’t focus too much on the decisions given by the umpire.” (Teams batting second have distinct advantage in Bengaluru)”Sometimes, it goes in our favour, sometimes it goes in their favour. That happens in cricket. So, you have to move on with it. We don’t focus too much on the decisions.”He also heaped praise on veteran left-arm pacer and teammate Ashish Nehra, saying the latter has a lot of experience at the international level and his guidance is very valuable. “He (Nehra) has always been helpful. I have played T20 World Cup with him as well. So, I have played a few matches with him. So, his guidance is always very valuable.He has played a lot of international cricket and has a lot of experience to share with us,” he said. (Age is just a number, says Ashish Nehra)Bumrah had come out with a stellar bowling performance in the final over of the Nagpur game, conceding just two runs and taking two wickets in the final to help India level the three-match T20 series 1-1.Besides Bumrah, Nehra had also taken two English wickets in successive balls and then took one more crucial wicket in the later part of the innings to help his side clinch a crucial win.last_img read more

IMF Managing Director in Island for High Level Caribbean Forum

first_img Prev 1of2 Next Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (left), shares pleasantries with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, in the VIP Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, following her arrival on Wednesday (November 15). Mrs. Lagarde is here for the IMF’s sixth High Level Caribbean Forum, being held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel today (November 16) under the theme: ‘Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience’. Her itinerary also includes engagements involving local public and private sector leaders and organisations. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, arrived in the island on Wednesday (Nov. 15) for the Sixth IMF High Level Caribbean Forum.She was met at the Norman Manley International Airport by a welcome party headed by Minister of Finance and Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw and included Ambassador for Economic Affairs, Dr. Nigel Clarke; IMF Division Chief, Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan; and Chief of State Protocol, Ambassador Elinor Felix.The one-day conference, which is currently underway at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, is being jointly hosted with the Government of Jamaica under the theme: ‘Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean’.Key topics for discussion include: ‘The Caribbean Growth Challenge: Crime and Youth Unemployment’; ‘Fiscal Policy and Political Cycles’; ‘Financial Sector: Stability and Growth Trade-offs’; and ‘Challenges and Opportunities in the Caribbean’.On Friday (Nov. 17) Mrs. Lagarde will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, and will also meet with the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips, and women leaders.She will also visit the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) where she will participate in a book launch and interactive session with students.last_img read more

Erdogan on Qatar Crisis: “It’s as if a Death Penalty Has…

Casablanca –  More than one week into the Gulf regional crisis, Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is calling the “isolation” of the State of Qatar “a grave mistake.”Delivering a parliamentary address to members of his Justice and Development Party, Erdogan referred to the blockade as “inhumane and against Islamic values.”Since the onset of the crisis on June 4, Turkey has been adamant in its support for Qatar. Along with Iran, Turkey has worked to keep food supplies moving to the country, all the while urging Saudi Arabia to take an action-based leadership role in the solution process. “The king of Saudi Arabia, as leader of the Gulf, should solve this issue,” he said. “I especially think that he should lead the way towards resolving this crisis.”In his address, Erdogan praised Qatar for showing “the most decisive stance” against terrorism. He condemned what he called a “smear campaign” which “serves no purpose.”Erdogan continued, calling the blockade “a grave mistake,” as well as “inhumane and against Islamic values.” He characterized the blockade saying, “It’s as if a death penalty has been taken for Qatar.”On Monday, June 4, six countries, led by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, announced they were cutting all diplomatic ties with Qatar, citing its alleged funding of terrorist organizations. This was followed by the severing of trade contact as well, leaving tiny Qatar alone in the Gulf.Qatar steadfastly denied all accusations, insisting their state-run news agency had been hacked and fake news planted. After a trip to Doha to investigate, US intelligence confirmed the news agency had been hacked and pointed the finger at Russia. Recently, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI offered his “good offices” to mediate the Qatar predicament in the hopes of providing a calming influence and to find a rapid and peaceful solution to the crisis. Morocco has also agreed to provide food supplies to the besieged country until the situation is resolved.In a statement released Monday by the Moroccan Ministry of Affairs, it was announced that the decision to send the aid was “in line with the teachings of our religion especially during the month of Ramadan where requites solidarity between Muslim people.” read more

Ford Motor Co adding 400 jobs at Oakville Ont plant to produce

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ford Motor Co. says it will add 400 new jobs at its assembly plant in Oakville, Ont. where production of the new Ford Edge crossover SUV is set to launch.Ford has said last October that 1,000 jobs would be added at the facility by the end of 2014 to build the redesigned Edge.The automaker will make an announcement about the additional jobs on Thursday when official production of the new version of the vehicle is scheduled to begin.Ford Motor Co to build new GT ‘supercar’ in Ontario manufacturing facilityLower loonie won’t help attract auto investment to Canada: Ford execFord, which has invested $700 million in the redesign, says the Edge will go on sale this spring in Canada and the United States and in more than 100 other countries.And, with the addition of right-hand-drive and a diesel engine, the Edge will also be exported for the first time to Western Europe.Ford says global demand for utility vehicles is up 88% since 2008 and they now account for 19% of the global automotive market.In Europe, the utility segment grew from nine% market share in 2008 to 21% in 2014. First opened in 1953, the Oakville assembly plant also produces the Ford Flex and the Lincoln MKT. It will also begin production of the 2016 Lincoln MKX this year. The facility has approximately 4,500 employees. read more

Working with Ericsson UN sets up mobile telephone service in Afghanistan

“This is unique for the relief world, and a big step for telecom development,” said Ahmad Fawzi, spokesman for the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, recalling that the initiative stemmed from a proposal by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his report to the 2000 UN Millennium Summit. According to Mr. Fawzi, Mr. Brahimi today attended the second meeting of the Joint Coordination Body comprising the Interim Administration, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the UN. Among the topics discussed were ISAF’s deployment, cooperation with the Interim Administration, the security situation in Kabul and next week’s International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan. Asked about the mobile phone initiative, Mr. Fawzi called it “a great example of the private sector helping the United Nations on the humanitarian front to set up a telecommunications network in record time.” He said workers had been in the country “climbing mountains, erecting antennae and satellite dishes, and within less than three weeks, they have set up a telecommunications network for the humanitarian family of the UN system to better help the people of this country.” In Islamabad, a WFP spokesman also underscored the importance of the new initiative in facilitating the agency’s work. “Afghanistan is one of the most cut-off countries in the world terms of telecommunications,” Khaled Mansour told reporters. “One cannot overstress the importance of having better communications in Afghanistan and the breakthrough that this mobile network will provide.” According to Mr. Mansour, Ericsson is lending all the equipment – which has market value of $5 million – free of charge. “WFP and Ericsson plan to use this experience to build a new fast response telecommunications module for use in future similar operations,” he said. In another development, the UN announced today that Kabul airport has opened for military flights – carrying troops and equipment – and is expected to open for civilian flights within a few days. read more

Afghanistan at critical juncture UN sanctions committee chairman says

Video of press briefing Listen to UN Radio report Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile told a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York that he and the members of the UN Security Council’s sanctions committee “feel that Afghanistan is at a critical juncture in terms of advancing towards normalcy and stability and facing enormous challenges and threats.”The committee is charged with overseeing an arms embargo, a travel ban, and the freezing of the assets of individuals on its consolidated list of persons associated with the two groups.Ambassador Muñoz, who toured Afghanistan and it neighbours, plus some Arab, Asian and European capitals, said that in Kabul he had visited Afghan Government leaders, including the President Hamid Karzai, plus foreign advisers, military officers, and members of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). All had agreed, he said, that the major threats facing Afghanistan were terrorism, factionalism and drug trafficking.”First and foremost,” he said, was “terrorism on the part of the Al-Qaida remnants, particularly in the south of the country.”He said another problem was “factionalism, particularly in the north on the part of warlords who want to keep their small parcels of power, land and their small private armies, and obviously do not necessarily like the idea of a central state.”Mr. Muñoz also said the increased drug production and drug trafficking linked to Al-Qaida linked rather through the Taliban.”There is indeed a growing alliance a between the Taliban and drug traffickers,” he said. “The Taliban are getting funding by letting through the drug traffickers and are also purchasing arms in exchange for drugs.”Mr. Muñoz said “all my interlocutors agreed” that in answer to these problems, “what was needed was a stronger, a more robust, viable state, that could overcome the instability.””You need in essence,” he said, “stronger central and local institutions.” read more

Event to continue conversation on sexual gender and racial violence

A panel discussion being held at Brock this week will aim to tackle difficult topics related to sexual violence on university campuses.The Omissions and Erasures: Sexual Violence, Gender Violence, Racial Violence on Campus event Thursday, April 5 will go beyond discussing policies and procedures to focus on areas often considered missed in popular reporting about sexual violence on campuses.The panel will include Carrie Bourassa, Chair of Indigenous and Northern Health, and Scientific Director of the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Sudbury; Hijin Park, Associate Professor in Brock’s Department of Sociology; Zanab Jafry, Co-ordinator of the Student Justice Centre, former student ombudsperson and fourth-year Medical Sciences student; and Judy Haiven, a recently retired professor from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.The event will begin with Bourassa, a Métis scholar, who will critique the exclusion of Indigenous students from most sexual assault policies across Canada, followed by Park presenting on English as a second language students and the continuum of violence.Jafry will provide a student perspective on the challenges of systemic and interpersonal racism as they intersect with gender violence, and Haiven will share her recent research on rape culture in business schools.The event is the first presented by the Faculty Sexual Violence Working Group, a subcommittee of Brock’s Sexual Violence Prevention Committee that includes members from five of the University’s Faculties. The group’s core objective is to engage faculty in a wide range of disciplines in order to raise awareness about sexual harassment and assault at universities and to unpack the ways these experiences are entangled with racial and gender violence.The panel will be held Thursday, April 5 from noon to 2 p.m. in Plaza 600F.The free event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. read more

BBC Great British menu chef in row with former restaurant which trademarked

He cited the case of Elizabeth Emanuel, the designer of Princess Diana’s wedding dress, who lost control of the company bearing her name and appealed to the court, arguing the company should not be able to sell dresses she has not made using her name.Mr Barlett explained: “The court said no, that’s not how these things work, they refused her application and the company was allowed to continue using the name, because first of all she had entered into an agreement with the company that gave them the right to use her name, and second, the company had registered the trademark with her consent. “To date Mr James Cochran’s only offer to acquire the trademark was for a sum less than it cost to complete trademarking. This is perhaps ironic given that part of Mr Cochran’s histrionic rhetoric in the public domain focuses on baseless accusations that the owners are reaping the financial benefits of this valuable trademark. The owners of the trademark remain entirely open to reasonable offers from James that allow them to recoup their investment in the brand.”Lawyer Ian Barlett, Head of the Trademarks Department at Beck Greener, said he believes the restaurant company will probably retain its right to use James Cochran’s name. He no longer works at the restaurant which bears his name Mr Cochran argued: “End of the day, you’re trading under my name, and I ain’t there!” The owners of the James Cochran brand said they had trademarked his name long ago, before he left the company, and that it was well before he secured his appearance on the Great British Menu.They added: “Along with a broad range of misconceptions being repeated in the public domain—such as the factually incorrect statement that James Cochran the chef is disallowed from using his own name—the owners of the James Cochran trademark are disappointed that no one has reported that not only have they attempted to negotiate with James at various points regarding his acquiring ownership of the trademark, but they remain open to negotiation. “I think it’s possible that this chef might be in the same position. It depends whether or not he consented to the use of his name.” A BBC Great British Menu chef is in the midst of a row with his former restaurant, which trademarked his name – and is selling the rights to his recipes.James Cochran left his self-named restaurant in the City of London earlier this year. The company, Rayeula, has continued to trade the restaurant under the same name.Mr Cochran, a former two Michelin Star chef, argued that customers will be confused, believing they are eating food cooked by him – and that he will be unable to use his own name to market his new restaurant, 1251, in Islington.On the eve of his BBC Two debut, the company set up a website,, which advertises the use of his name and recipes for £25 a week to pubs and restaurants.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––He tweeted: “Anyone wanna buy me? My ex-employers are the lowest of low trying to sell off my name as recipes plans??!! Wtf?? Who is going to pay £25 a week just to add my name in front of the recipe?? I will give you the recipes for free if you’re that low!!”The chef claimed the restaurant acts as if he still cooks there. In their Twitter biography, James Cochran EC3 write: “James’ food takes influence from his Scottish/Caribbean heritage.” 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. James Cochran is due to appear on Great British Menu tonight James Cochran (right) is due to appear on Great British Menu tonightCredit: Andrew Hayes-Watkins/BBC Celebrated chefs from across the UK  have piled in to support Mr Cochran, including Ellis Barrie, who co-owns Good Food Guide-listed The Marram grass. He tweeted: “This is mad .. my mate James who is on great British menu this week has his old employer using and abusing his name and selling it without James’ permission! Any one out there who can help James fight this can have a free meal at the marram or any of my establishments!”Award-winning chef Tom Brown, who recently opened Cornerstone in Hackney, agreed, writing: “This really is some of the most bafflingly obvious practice of trying to milk customers unsuspectingly by using someone else’s name… legality aside, surely the owners of @jcochranchef must have seen this backlash coming?!” On a positive note.. 7.30pm BBC2 tonight I will be on Great British Menu, also my new restaurant 1251 is open this Saturday! come support me..not the people using my name..— Chef James Cochran (@cochran_ja) August 20, 2018 He no longer works at the restaurant which bears his name read more

JKTech addressing industry skills shortage with Mining Leaders program

first_img“Optimising today and transforming tomorrow” is the stated objective of JKTech’s new Mining Leaders’ Program – a “revolutionary” seven month, four module course that aims to address the global shortage of future leaders in the industry. Brett Cunningham, Acting CEO of JKTech says, “We developed this unique program in response to a cyclical trend we recognised in the global mining industry where middle and senior management suffer critical job cuts every time there is a downturn. This creates a shortage of the next generation of leaders, as well as a loss of vital industry knowledge.”Providing online course work, intensive face to face learning as well as one on one coaching that addresses both leadership and technical issues, the program brings together participants from a variety of job functions across the value chain including general managers, plant managers, and human resource managers. Eleven global mining and mining services companies including Anglo American, Sandvik, MMG, and African Barrick Gold have registered a total of 24 participants for JKTech’s inaugural course, which held the first of two face to face modules in Brisbane in late November 2014.The program has been designed around three central themes critical to optimising current and future mining performance: the transition to high performing mining leader; the business of mining and optimising operational performance; and creating new value through transformation and innovation in global mining.“Our aim is to help companies recognise their future leaders and equip these people with the ability to demonstrate their full potential and make the successful transition to senior leadership roles. We are unlocking the hidden value in the mining industry and contributing to a more sustainable future,” says Cunningham.Demonstrating their potential involves participants recognising a strategic opportunity within their company and developing a plan for realising it on completion of the course.Professor David Brereton, Deputy Director for Research Integration at the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) and Academic Program Director for the Mining Leaders’ Program, believes that practical application is the key to the success of the program. “While the course content draws on some of the best research in the world undertaken by The University of Queensland and SMI, and participants have access to leading industry experts such as Rosemary Howard, Professor Ben Adair and Charlie Sartain; the greatest value comes in applying their learning directly to their business. Collaboration with people from other companies is also imperative. Sharing knowledge and experience across a range of companies and roles within the industry provides participants with a well-rounded experience and exposure to issues they may not have otherwise experienced.”The Mining Leaders’ Program is now accepting expressions of interest for 2015/16. The program will run from September 2015 to March 2016. For more information visit: read more

EHF EURO 2010 Brave Romania win the bronze

Christina NeaguRomanian handball A tough match for the third place was seen in Herning, but at the end, one team’s member had a smile on their faces. For the first time, Romania won the bronze after very uncertain match with home team, Denmark 16:15 (9:7). Spectators all around Europe watched a match with a lot of technical errors, but also, fantastic defense and heroic battle between tired girls, for whom this was a eighth match in 13 days.Romanian “princess”, Christina Neagu scored six goals and was a “key advantage” of her team, after fantastic goalkeeper Talida Tolnai, who had 53% of saves and grabbed a chance after injury of the first goalkeeper, Ungureanu. ← Previous Story Women’s WC 2011 Play off games: Germany strikes Hungary! Next Story → Women’s EHF EURO 2010 – The Norwegian dictatorship! read more

Over 300 drivers were breathtested in Dublin last night

first_imgGARDAÍ CARRIED OUT a massive mandatory breath-testing operation in Dublin last night, arresting one driver for failing a breathalyser test.The Mandatory Alcohol Testing (MAT) checkpoints were set up as part of Operation Artery, a road safety operation.The checkpoints were targeting drunk drivers through the use of the MAT checkpoint. In addition to intoxicated driving, general road offences were also targeted, including use of seatbelts, vehicle lighting, tyre condition, driving licences, insurance, NCT and road tax.Four separate one-hour checkpoints were set-up simultaneously from 11.30pm last night.The locations included the Drumcondra Road Upper, the Naas Road/N7, Ringsend Rd/Pembroke St. and Conyngham Rd.During these checkpoints a total of 888 Vehicles went through, 302 people were breath tested and one arrest was made.There were also 10 general detections for Road Traffic Offences.Assistant Commissioner John Twomey of the Garda National Traffic Bureau said that the checkpoints sent a “strong message”.“I would like to thank motorists for their cooperation during these checkpoints and as the figures show the vast majority of people tested were compliant with the legislation.“I want to send a very strong message to all drivers and remind them that members of An Garda Síochána are out in force every night and day, all around the country, targeting intoxicated driving and other key life saver road offences. Never ever drink and drive.”Read: 80% of drivers killed on Irish roads last year were maleRead: Cyclist dies after collision with car in Limericklast_img read more

European Union wants to squash ridiculous data roaming rates

first_imgThe European Union is getting closer to passing legislation that would more or less put an end to the absolutely ridiculous price of data roaming. At least, for Europeans traveling in Europe.The problem is as old as mobile data services, and before it there was the constant discussion of roaming rates for voice calls. In the case of data roaming, the inflation is astounding–what would normally cost just twenty or thirty Euros on a DSL connection could cost as much as a small house.AdChoices广告Americans might remember a spat between Adam Savage (of Mythbusters fame) and AT&T back in 2009, when he got a bill for $11,000 after returning from a short trip to Canada. AT&T ended up caving, but not everyone is famous–and more people travel between countries (and carriers) in Europe than anywhere else in the world.The proposal, which was put forth by the European Commission for Digital Agenda, calls for wireless carriers across Europe to open their networks to competitors in a way that would allow users to pass between regions without having to change their SIM card. Phones would automatically switch over to the roaming carrier, and price caps would be in place to ensure that the process doesn’t ruin anybody’s weekend trip.If the proposed plan gets an official OK from the government, carriers won’t have any choice but to fall in line and drop their prices. A major goal of the Commission is that this will spur a price-war between the carriers, reducing roaming charges even further than the caps could alone.Assuming it passes (and with the amount of public support, it’s probably a safe assumption), we just need to hope that the EU’s counterparts across the pond see the light and follow suit. It’s not entirely inconceivable…After all, teenage girls in Japan were using their cellphones to Jedi-hand-wave their way onto subways years before the Nexus S got an NFC chip.via The Next Web. Photo by SDA.last_img read more

Les séances dUV bientôt taxées

first_imgLes séances d’UV bientôt taxées ?Parce que les cabines de bronzage sont reconnues cancérigènes depuis plusieurs années, l’association Sécurité solaire a demandé à ce qu’elles soient taxées au même titre que l’alcool ou le tabac.L’association Sécurité solaire est un centre collaborateur de l’OMS pour l’éducation solaire. Elle demande aujourd’hui à ce que les cabines à UV soient taxées, du fait que depuis 2009, elles ont été reconnues comme cancérigènes. Cette classification a été faite par l’agence cancer de l’OMS et le Centre international de recherche sur le cancer.À lire aussiUn ventre à bière cachait en fait une tumeur cancéreuse de trente-cinq kilosLa direction de l’association Sécurité solaire explique à l’AFP : “Aujourd’hui le tabac et l’alcool sont taxés au titre de leur dangerosité pour la santé. On envoie un contre-message à la population en ne taxant pas le bronzage en cabine. La réglementation en France est forte, mais ce n’est pas parce que c’est réglementaire que c’est sans danger”.Et d’ajouter pour appuyer ses propos : “Quand une personne commence à faire des UV avant l’âge de 30 ans, on sait que si elle fait un mélanome plus tard, il y a une probabilité de près de 50% pour que ce soit un cancer dû aux UV artificiels”. Aujourd’hui, l’association explique craindre pour la jeune population qui aime le bronzage en cabine. Elle demande également que, comme pour les cigarettes, le bronzage en cabine n’ait pas le droit à la publicité.Le 9 décembre 2010 à 19:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Musk Outlines Aggressive Plan to Build a City on Mars

first_img Last year SpaceX CEO Elon Musk briefly touched on a plan that he thought could lead to human colonization of Mars. It was… stunning to say the least. His plan required thousands of launches using the largest rockets ever built. But now Musk has published the outline for the project in the academic journal New Space.The paper doesn’t reveal too much new. But the mission proposal may well be the most ambitious thing people have ever done. Most of the heavy lifting will be done with an array of SpaceX Raptor rockets. These are still under development, but each will be three times burlier than the Merlin engines that drive Musk’s current line of Falcons.If constructed as outlined, the booster for the Interplanetary Transport System (the main spacecraft) would be the most rocket ever constructed by almost an order of magnitude, dwarfing even NASA’s stunning Space Launch System. These boosters would each launch, land, and refuel several times to get the craft ready for its Mars voyage. From there, they’re off. Musk hopes that by launching many of this craft, we can jump-start a Martian colony and have a million people on the planet in just 50 years.This whole plan relies on countless things going really, REALLY well. But Musk is unfazed. As these rockets have to launch, land, refuel, and take off again, the paper suggests that SpaceX will be able to land the booster essentially directly back onto the launch pad so that it could be ready to go again in hours.That, Musk hopes will be enough to get each of the massive ITS crafts crewed and ready to go — these ships will remain in orbit, getting ready before launching when Earth and Mars positioned well in their orbits. Once the ITS delivers its payload, workers will refine Martial soil into fuel to send the ship back to Earth so it can repeat the process. This is the key. The Achilles’ heel of spaceflight is the tremendous cost. Musk’s push for reusability, though, save tens of millions or more on launch costs now. At this scale, the benefits become truly staggering. These missions, if successful, could end up running hundreds of billions less than they otherwise would.When Musk first discussed the plan it seemed like the stuff of dreams. His company had had a launch pad failure — one that crews are still repairing — just weeks before. Since then, though, the company has definitely been spooling up for something big. ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink CraftSpaceX’s Starhopper Aces Final Test Flight in Texas Stay on targetcenter_img For starters, Musk has clearly been prototyping key parts for his mega-rockets. A massive fuel tank was pressure tested not long ago. That’s not much, but these things take years, and Musk says the system won’t be ready for at least another decade.Even so, SpaceX has hundreds of job opening right now — and almost all of them are geared for Martian projects. Let’s not forget that the Falcon Heavy launch is just around the corner, either. What’s more, the company’s demonstrated its ability to investigate failures and address them quickly. SpaceX has since resumed its launch schedule and has been pressing to make up for lost time. That demonstrates a capacity for recognizing and quickly remedying engineer problems — a level of adaptability that’s vital for a project so large. Obviously, it’d be better if the rockets didn’t explode at all, but if it’s going to happen, you might as well learn something from it, right?Oh god… I sound like Musk now. I think I’ve been listening to his speeches a bit too much. *Ahem*Anyway. With due respect, even with the company’s ability to iterate quickly, it’s tough to imagine thousands of launches carrying up to a million people total going totally perfectly without a single lost ship. Even if this mission works, and Musk’s team can really make a city on Mars happen — we’re probably going to have casualties. And they’re going to be sooner rather than later. If this happens, we may be looking a very nuanced era of space travel. We’ve lost people, of course, never dozens or even hundreds at once. For all the hope and wonder space flight can bring, the future of our journey to the stars will be a long and complicated one.Apollo 1 was the first major disaster of the US space program. Three astronauts died in an accident on the ground — before the craft could even launch. NASA honored the lives loves with the posthumous mission motto: Ad Astra Per Aspera.“A rough road leads to the stars.”The road ahead is likely rough indeed, but someone’s gotta be the plucky go-getters in the future, and it might as well be us. Itur ad astra.“To the stars we go.”Let us know how we’re doinglast_img read more

Cardiff to be active in January window says Warnock

first_imgCardiff manager Neil Warnock has revealed that the club will bring in reinforcement in “two or three positions” when the transfer window opens in January.Warnock has been playing Callum Paterson, a right back in the striker role in recent games, and has identified the center forward position as one of his priorities.“We’re looking at two or three positions,” Warnock told Sky Sports.“We’ve made offers for strikers but it’s not as simple as that. Not only is it the offer that’s got to be accepted but is they better than what you’ve got in January? Are the teams going to let good players go in January?AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“We’re not the market where we can go and spend anything like the top half of the Premier League. We’ve got a certain market and we’ve got to try and get the best out of it.“I don’t think we will be spending silly money – well, I know we won’t. Mehmet Dalman, the chairman, he’s been working hard to bring a striker in. He knows how difficult it is now because it is a bad time to try and get one in.“They’ve always been supportive but for me, if they’re not better than what we are or if it’s ridiculous money I’d rather stick with what we’ve got. I know it sounds silly but I’d rather stick with what we’ve got, because we’ve got a great group.”last_img read more

ASAWISHH AMPLIFIES Project Staff Travel to Ghana for Monitoring Visit

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) AMPLIFIES Project Director Erica Morrow and Project Specialist Cody Harston traveled to Ghana to monitor program activities for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food for Progress funded program.While in country, Morrow and Harston traveled to Sunyani to visit a Field Monitoring Office and Samuel Kwame Ntim Adu of Yedent Agro Groups of Companies Limited, a soybean meal processor. Yedent is an AMPLIFIES partner running InstaPro extruders and selling soybean meal to feedmillers and poultry producers. Yedent is a WISHH supply chain partner for U.S. soy proteins destined for food use.During the trip, the project specialist was able to observe the ongoing work being done in the Tamale Field Monitoring office in collaboration with subcontractor ADRA. The team also met with USDA officials and other project stakeholders.last_img read more