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Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tumaliuan reached the top of Mt. Apo with a couple of friends and their guide, and with the country’s peak already in her pocket, it’s now the world’s topmost point that she wants to conquer.“To be honest, it was the best climb and the best trail I ever had,” said Tumaliuan whose “Kaya” nickname has a rough English translation of “capable.” “I did not expect the trail to be that beautiful.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTumaliuan, a true blue nature lover, took the Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) Executive Trail that passes through the EDC’s geothermal reservation en route to Apo’s peak.“I really saw how EDC took care of the trail and preserved the nature there. I was in awe even of the tree nursery they have there,” said Tumaliuan. “I would love to climb again using the same trail.” With Everest in her sights, admits that more than her physical preparation the monetary part of the journey is exponentially harder.“Climbing Everest is every mountaineer’s dream, I’m not asking sponsors to just support me,” said Tumaliuan. “In sponsoring my Everest bet, I want to share my blessing by sending children to school and to complete their studies.”“If I can make it to Everest, I hope these kids can feel like they can achieve anything.”ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Carla Kaya Tumaliuan eyes Mt. Everest conquest. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—A local mountaineer is set to live up to her inspiring nickname.Carla Kaya Tumaliuan, or simply Kaya, is eyeing to reach the world’s highest point, Mt. Everest, after she conquered the country’s peak of Mt. Apo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Drone and Phone in PH episode 3: Mt. Iraya & Basco PLAY LIST 05:25Drone and Phone in PH episode 3: Mt. Iraya & Basco01:05No more admin case vs Albayalde after resignation — Panelo01:46Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PBA: Meralco withstands NorthPort for thrilling 2 OT win Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Lee Corso looks on during the first quarter between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)ESPN College GameDay personality Lee Corso has managed to upset yet another home fan base. Saturday morning, Corso, after playing both LSU’s fight song and Crimson Tide anthem “Sweet Home Alabama”, made his official pick by donning a Tiger mascot head. It featured braces, in honor of running back Leonard Fournette. Pretty clever.Alabama fans weren’t thrilled. If Corso is right, it’s going to be a rough night in Tuscaloosa.
YouTube/AL.comUSC was routed by Alabama on Saturday night, 52-6, and the Trojans are going to hear about it all week.AL.com set its sights on the Trojans’ ineptitude with its comedic “SEC Shorts” video series. The latest video spoofs the job the USC video department has to do to produce highlights from the game to show recruits. With just two field goals to show, this is probably a legitimately difficult task.For what its worth, USC’s actual official highlight reel is only 1:45.Yeah, we don’t really envy the people that actually had to put that together. Alabama’s win in Arlington is one of the most thorough beatdowns we’ve seen delivered from one power program to another in a long, long time. It is hard to argue against Alabama as the nation’s clear No. 1 team after the performance.USC will have a chance to rebound in Week 2, when it hosts Utah State on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Alabama will look to continue the momentum it built against the Trojans vs. a feisty Western Kentucky club at 3:30 p.m. ET at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has a new website that provides clear and concise information about Nova Scotia capital markets regulations. “We’ve designed a user-friendly website to help educate and provide information to protect investors,” said Tanya Wiltshire, communications co-ordinator for the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. “One important feature we’ve added is an online ‘Report a Scam’ form for people to submit complaints directly to us.” The new design also features a search engine, hearings/events calendar and a quick links sidebar to easily navigate securities legislation. The Before You Invest blog on the homepage provides Nova Scotians with up-to-date industry information. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. To view the new website, visit http://nssc.gov.ns.ca .
New Delhi: Lok Sabha witnessed high drama when Mohd Azam Khan made certain objectionable remarks against BJP’s Rama Devi who was presiding over the proceedings, leading to uproar with union ministers pressing from an apology from the Samajwadi Party leader. Participating in the debate on the triple talaq bill on Thursday, Khan made certain observations on a ruling party member. Rama Devi asked Khan to address the chair and not to look at other members. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’At this, the SP member made some objectionable remarks on the chair. This infuriated Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Arjun Ram Meghwal who urged the Chair to ask Khan to apologise. When Khan was asked to do so by Rama Devi, he said he meant no disrespect to her as she was like his “dear sister”. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav rose to defend Khan. Meanwhile, Speaker Om Birla took over the proceedings. As he was listening to both sides, Danish Ali (BSP) walked out saying he too was not allowed to speak. Khan joined him in the walkout, saying he cannot speak when he was being insulted. Later, members of SP and BSP walked out of the proceedings.
Rabat – Republican nominee and reality television star Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, succeeding Democrat President Barack Obama.The president-elect’s volatile policy recommendations have long been problematic for the international business community. Markets generally favor stable policies that continue longstanding partnerships with other countries, unlike Trump’s recommendations.Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban famously turned on Trump earlier this year citing concerns about the nominee’s plans when he enters the presidency. He even agreed to award Trump $10 million if he agreed to discuss his policies in a four-hour interview. Hours after the result of Britain’s vote to exit the European Union (Brexit), the United Kingdom lost trillions in the stock market. American brokers expected a similar market reaction if Trump won the election, however, the downturn has been mild at best and has recovered quickly.“The initial reaction in markets was violent,” John Hardy, the head of Saxo Bank’s head of foreign exchange strategy., told Reuters. “But if you look at it across markets you are seeing a pretty decent reversal off the spike.”Political analysts had noted that Trump could not win the election without winning the southern state of Florida. An analysis of state’s voting patterns shows Clinton may have lost thousands of votes to protestors who supported Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.In September, Hamid Chabat, the leader of the Moroccan Independence Party, supported then Republican nominee for United States president Donald Trump, adding that the conservative candidate would be good for the kingdom’s international agenda, including the Western Sahara.
TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed with a small loss Thursday as traders weighed data showing an improving climate for U.S. manufacturers but worsening conditions in China and the eurozone. They also looked to a key speech by Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen on Friday for her thoughts on hiking interest rates.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 15,555.26 -6.69 -0.04%S&P 500 — 1,992.37 +5.86 0.29%Dow — 17,039.49+60.36 0.36%Nasdaq —4,532.10+5.62 0.12%The S&P/TSX composite index declined 6.69 points to 15,555.26, weighed down in particular by gold stocks as bullion prices continued to retreat.The Canadian dollar was up 0.22 of a cent to 91.37 cents US.U.S. markets advanced amid growing expansion in American manufacturing. The preliminary Markit manufacturing purchasing managers index jumped to a reading of 58 in August from 55.8 in July, its highest level since April 2010.The Dow Jones industrials rose 60.36 points to 17,039.40. The Nasdaq added 5.62 points to 4,532.1 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 5.88 points to 1,992.37 as other data showed U.S. new home sales rose for a fourth straight month to the highest level in nearly a year.“The U.S. is in great shape, Canada less so than the U.S.,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer, Scotia Private Client Group. “It shows that if we can continue on the earnings front, which it looks very much like we’re going to, then these markets are primed to go higher.”Elsewhere, the news was glum as the preliminary version of HSBC’s manufacturing index for China fell to a three-month low of 50.3 from 51.7 in July, indicating that manufacturing businesses are barely growing.Also, the purchasing managers index for the eurozone published by Markit Economics fell to 52.8 from 53.8 in July. The report followed other data earlier this month that showed the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all.Meanwhile, the minutes from the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting released Wednesday indicated that the U.S. central bank is in no rush to hike rates. However, the minutes also showed greater dissension among Fed members on how fast the labour market is improving, a key element in determining when the Fed will raise rates from near zero where they’ve been since the financial crisis.Slack in the labour market has been a particular concern, a topic that Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen is expected to address in her speech to the central bank’s economic symposium at the end of the week.The gold sector led decliners, down about 2.6%, as concerns that the Fed could move sooner than expected to hike interest rates and a lessening of tensions in the Ukraine/Russia crisis continued to pummel bullion prices. The December gold contract in New York fell $19.80 to US$1,275.40 an ounce.“We could test the $1,200 to the downside here,” Mills said.“That seems to be in the works and you don’t want to hold gold as rates are going up because it doesn’t pay anything.” The metals and mining segment fell 1.5% with September copper unchanged at US$3.18 a pound.Financials led advancers, up 0.6% a day before Royal Bank (TSX:RY) kicks off a string of earnings reports from the big Canadian banks.The energy sector edged 0.55% higher as October crude in New York gained 51 cents to US$93.96 a barrel.TOP STORIESAthabasca’s uneasy ‘dance’ with PetroChina leaves investors worried dream deal may sourHow Warren Buffett — arguably the world’s greatest stock picker — caused a rush into ETFsWhy Canadian bank earnings will surprise to the upsideWind Mobile slashes roaming rates after Ottawa’s price capsCRTC reimagines Canadian TV with proposals for pick-and-pay and a $30 cap on basic cableWHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Consumer price index (July): Economists expect 2.2% rise year over year Retail Sales (June): Economists expect 0.3% rise CORPORATE NEWSCANADARoyal Bank Of Canada Q3 earnings: Analysts expect $1.56 a share
OTTAWA — Canada’s Privacy Commissioner office says it has prioritized an examination into the massive Equifax data hack to ensure that Canadians are protected against future risks.In a posting on its website, it says it plans to work with data protection authorities in Canada and elsewhere to find out what went wrong.It says it has asked the credit monitoring company to tell Canadians as soon as possible if their information was stolen and to adopt measures to help them.Equifax said last Thursday a security breach occurred over the summer resulting in the private information of up to 143 million people in the United States being compromised, along with certain Canadian and U.K. residents.In a posting on the Canadian part of its website, Equifax says it is “working night and day to assess what happened.”It says the data breach is “contained,” and the Canadian breach may have involved names, addresses and social insurance numbers.Equifax says “only a limited number of Canadians may have been affected.”It says a dedicated website and call centre set up last week won’t help Canadians because it uses U.S. social security numbers, without offering an alternative. The Privacy Commissioner suggested Canadians can call Equifax at 1-866-828-5961 (English service) or 1-877-323-2598 (French service).Equifax discovered the hack July 29, but waited until Thursday to warn consumers.An Ontario resident has started a proposed class action on behalf of Canadians who may have been affected by the hack.The proposed class action includes all residents of Canada whose information was stored on Equifax databases and was accessed without authorization between May 1, 2017 and Aug. 1, 2017.The statement of claim alleges Equifax breached its contract with class members as well as their privacy rights, was negligent in handling their information, and breached provincial privacy statutes.Allegations in the statement of claim have not been proven in court.In the United States, the theft included consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s licence numbers.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) commended the formation of a Somali Livestock Board that could help the industry to meet the requirements of importing countries of disease-free livestock and meat products originating from Somalia. It also reflects the desire of Somalis to safeguard the quality and integrity of their herds and flocks, the agencies said. The initiative was launched at the beginning of this month under the auspices of the Somali Business Council (SBC) of the United Arab Emirates at a meeting in Dubai, where the Somali business community, including livestock and meat traders, met with Somali authorities from the Transitional National Government, Somaliland and Puntland, and with representatives from importing countries in the Middle East. UNDP said given the critical importance of livestock sector to the Somali economy, the establishment of the Board as a regulatory authority had potential for improving the livelihoods of both rural and urban dwellers in that country.
The Commission’s Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir, would start her visit in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on 2 June and leave the East African country on 12 June, OHCHR said.The announcement of the Special Rapporteur’s trip comes after the release Friday of the report of a recent UN fact-finding mission to camps for Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad and to the Darfur region of western Sudan.The report said that while black African rebels in western Sudan appear to have violated human rights in their quest for development, the Government of Sudan and its Arab proxy militia have responded with a “reign of terror” of massive human rights violations which “may constitute war crimes and/or crimes against humanity.”Since her appointment in 1998 Ms. Jahangir has carried out field visits to Afghanistan, Albania, Brazil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
At a joint press conference with Tuvalu’s Prime Minister, Enele Sosene Sopoaga, the UN chief told journalists: “You are on the frontline of the war on climate change because climate change is striking in Tuvalu in a more dramatic way than anywhere else in the world”.He professed his “enormous admiration” that the island nation has “decided to resist” and is implementing “a programme of adaptation and resilience that is something that the whole world should admire and support”.“But” stressed Mr. Guterres “it’s necessary that governments that are still causing the problems that affect Tuvalu, understand that they need to change”.He made clear they must alter energy and transportation policies, along with the way they manage their cities and use fossil fuels “so that the impact of climate change on Tuvalu can be stopped”.“Climate change cannot be stopped in Tuvalu, it has to be stopped in the rest of the world”, the UN chief spelled out, saying that he will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York “to make sure that all countries accept the commitment that we need to be globally carbon neutral by 2050 to limit the increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees”. At the same time, Mr. Guterres expressed his “deep solidarity” and the UN’s “total support” to the government and to the people of Tuvalu in their determined efforts to preserve their country – “physically, culturally, in the economic and social dimensions, as a rich component of the Pacific and the international community”.“Nowhere have I seen the heartbreaking impacts of the global climate emergency more starkly than in Tuvalu, where I met families whose homes are threatened by relentless rising seas” he detailed.“We must take urgent #ClimateAction to save Tuvalu — and save the world”, the Secretary-General tweeted. “We must stop Tuvalu from sinking and the world from sinking with Tuvalu”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in a tweet posted during his on-going trip to the South Pacific.Pointing out that Tuvalu is “on the extreme frontlines of the global climate emergency”, he noted that “rising seas threaten to drown this island nation – a sign of what’s in store for us all”.The @UN chief @antonioguterresmet families in Tuvalu Friday “Whose homes & way of life are at risk because of relentless rising seas”#ClimateAction is essential.”We must save Tuvalu – and save the world”. pic.twitter.com/TRuzaryep2— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) May 17, 2019
An alternate payout scheme that seems to have caught on recently is an “Every Score Pays” squares pool. Under this version, instead of waiting for the end of each quarter, a fixed percentage of the pool is paid out after every score change, including extra points. A typical amount is 5 percent of the pool per score. Payouts continue until the funds are exhausted. Any money left over at the end of the game goes to the holder of the final score square. Using detailed play-by-play data from that same 10 season dataset, I also calculated the expected value of each square under this somewhat more complex payout scheme (assuming the 5 percent payout option).In general, regardless of the payout scheme, 0-7 and 0-3 will be valuable squares. 0-0 tends to be a valuable first quarter square due to the likelihood of a scoreless first 15 minutes. And, much like the “9” button on your microwave, the 5-5 square is highly unlikely to see much action this Sunday. Superbowl XLIX takes place Sunday afternoon, and with it, our nation’s annual exercise in modular arithmetic: Super Bowl squares.In a squares pool, participants are assigned a pair of single digit numbers on a 10×10 grid — so I’d have 0 and 7, for example. Each pair of numbers corresponds to a square on the grid, and I’d get paid if the Patriots finished with a score that ended in 0 and the Seahawks with a score that ended in 7 — 20, 17, say. Typically, people get paid according to the score at the end of each quarter, as well, to add a little spice to the proceedings.In most pools, squares are assigned on a random basis, but not all squares are equal in terms of expected value. Football scoring tends to come in chunks of sevens and threes (and, much less frequently, sixes, eights, and twos). As a result, squares containing zero, seven, and three are more valuable than those containing, say, a five or a two.If you’re in an office squares pool, you probably already know your numbers and may be wondering whether your square is any good. Or perhaps you want to engage in a little pre-game arbitrage with other members of your pool. If so, I’ve calculated the expected value of each square, after each quarter, below. (Expected payouts are derived from the outcomes of over 2,500 games from 10 NFL seasons.)
The Duke meets locals in the forests of K’gariCredit:PHIL NOBLE /Reuters The Duke of Sussex unveils a plaque, joking that the technique ‘runs in the family’Credit:Chris Jackson /Getty The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Kingfisher jetty by boatCredit:Catherine Lyn Finch /Getty The Duke of Sussex watches a traditional dance by the Butchulla PeopleCredit:Kirsty Wigglesworth /AP “I now have the privilege of unveiling it in situ. I know that my father came to K’Gari in 1994 for a day off during a royal tour so he has an appreciation of the importance of this place.”Luckily we are both highly skilled when it comes to unveiling plaques… It runs in the family.”Duke meets local elders to learn about island’s historyThe Duke visited one of Fraser Island’s lakes to meet local elders and national park rangers to learn about the Island’s natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural significance.He also heard about the history of the Island’s logging trade, as well as its use as a training base for the Australian Z Special Unit during World War II. The Duke of Sussex poses for a photo with the Butchulla PeopleCredit:Phil Noble /AP The parents-to-be were given gifts including flowers and bears during the walkabout and the Duke was taken by a sign reading “Rangas rule”, an Australian slang reference to his ginger hair.Jada Quinn, nine, said: “My dad is a ranga and I’m a little bit a ranga and he appreciated the sign.”Her sister, Ella, 12, said: “It was a bit overwhelming, I started to cry a little bit. She was so kind and she shook my hand.” Julianne, Ebony and and Lily Reid gave Meghan a home-made baby changing mat, with Harry asking if it had koalas on. “But the Duchess was very keen to re-join the duke at the last engagement of the day to greet the people of the island.” Harry was welcomed to Pile Valley on Fraser Island with a traditional smoking ceremony to ward off evil spirits by members of the Butchulla People, the traditional owners of the land, which they call K’gari – meaning paradise.Aaron Henderson and Darren Blake wafted smoke from a bucket of burning Paper Bark and Blue Gum leaves towards him, while songman Fred Bulanyu Leone called out to their ancestors and tapped out a rhythm with a pair of bar gan – “killer boomerangs” – traditionally used for hunting.The Duke was there to mark the forest’s dedication to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative, a growing area of protected forests across the organisation’s 53 member states.He gazed up in awe at the 1,000 year old Satinay trees as they led him into the forest to a clearing around a sacred Spirit Tree.Keep up to date with all that’s happening in the Royal family with our weekly, newsletter, Your Royal Appointment. Sign up here. The Duchess also bent down to speak to Noeline Walk, 85, Fraser Island’s oldest and longest-living resident at 45 years.Mrs Walk said: “She asked me since I was local what i would suggest she have for tea,” Mrs Walk said. “‘Seafood, of course!’ I told her. ‘Oh, I’ll have to give it a try’, she said.” The island is still open to members of the public on Monday, although the network of winding bumpy sand roads have been closed to all but the royal household and accredited media.Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world, and has a total of 206,970 acres of protected forest.Duke urges public to protect Queensland rainforestThe Duke of Sussex has urged the public to protect the Queensland rainforest “for our children and our children’s children”, as he embarked on a morning out without his wife. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet wellwishers along a Kingfisher Bay walkabout Credit:Chris Hyde /Getty The Duchess, who has modified her programme to take into account her pregnancy, was absent from engagements most of the day, which required a bumpy four wheel drive journey across sandy roads.The couple flew into Hervey Bay on Monday morning, before boarding separate boats for their different days out.After a day of learning about the island’s natural beauty, the Duke travelled to Kingfisher Bay by boat, where he was joined by the Duchess for a walk along the jetty. The Duchess of Sussex joined her husband for a walkabout on Fraser Island, having spent the morning resting as her pregnancy “takes its toll”.Meghan, wearing a striped dress by Reformation and brown leather lace-up sandals, clutched her baby bump for part of the walk under blue skies in Queensland.The Duke had attended three of the day’s engagements on his own, including an unveiling of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, where he joked about plaque-unveiling running “in the family”.He had told his pregnant wife to take it easy as the couple carry out a 16-day tour across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, telling Invictus Games athletes on Sunday: “Being pregnant takes its toll”.It is understood that the Duchess of Sussex is to resume her full royal tour programme as of now and will undertake the full schedule in Fiji and Tonga unless circumstances change again. The Duke and Duchess walk hand-in-hand along the jettyCredit:PHIL NOBLE /Reuters Unveiling plaques ‘runs in the family’, jokes HarryThe Duke of Sussex joked that being skilled at unveiling plaques “runs in the family” as he took part in a dedication ceremony on Fraser Island in Queensland on Monday.Harry was greeted by the Butchulla People and took part in a traditional Welcome to Country smoking ceremony on Fraser Island.He spoke under the island’s satinay trees in Pile Valley, some up to 1,000 years old and used to build the London docks in the 1930s.Before Harry began speaking, local Marilyn Clarke called out: “You are better looking in person!” – to which he replied: “I will take that as a compliment.” The Duchess was glowing as she arrived by car to meet her husband, having spent the morning at their hotel recuperating from the heavy schedule of the first week of their tour.A royal aide said: “She isn’t sick, she just had a tiring few days and we were concerned about the roads on the island which are incredibly bumpy and uncomfortable for anyone, let alone a pregnant woman. Dedicating the Forests of K’Gari to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, the Duke said the initiative was “established in honour of my grandmother, the Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth”.”This is actually the second time this plaque has been unveiled which I know is highly unusual,” he said. “The first time was by my father the Prince of Wales in Bundaberg earlier this year when he was visiting. The Duchess of Sussex clutched her baby bump for part of a walk along a jetty in Kingfisher Bay with her husbandCredit:DARREN ENGLAND /AFP
Scott Safety, a global leader in innovative personal protective equipment and safety devices, has introduced the Protégé SG, a versatile new reusable single gas monitor that is configurable to detect 13 different gases. “The Protégé SG is a truly universal portable gas detector with advanced features, such as smart plug and play sensors and a replaceable lithium battery that provides unlimited life. The swappable sensors are equipped with a smart sensor board that automatically recognises sensor type and updates the gas label on the LCD display while automatically downloading the necessary calibration parameters.”With an IP66/67 rating, global regulatory approvals, multiple languages accessible on the LCD, and internal data logging for up to 5,000 events, the Protégé SG provides industrial workers such as miners and first responders maximum flexibility to focus on the task at hand and not on their equipment. The Protégé SG is the first in a new line of cost-effective high performance portable gas monitors being introduced. All Protégé devices will have a similar look, feel and user interface as well as standard features, such as smart plug and play sensors and lithium/alkaline battery options that are interchangeable between monitors.Completing the new range of monitors is the MasterDock II, an expandable docking station with up to 10 bays. The MasterDock II has Ethernet and USB connectivity and supports six gas bottles simultaneously with the ability to bump, calibrate, and charge each device. Advanced new software on the intuitive dashboard interface also allows users to print certificates, configure monitors and centralise data storage for improved fleet management capabilities.“The new Protégé gas detection line will provide customers with global mission critical protective solutions, continuing Scott’s Safety commitment to protect what matters most.”
When Canonical first released the Ubuntu Linux distro it wanted to gain a firm footing in the operating system market. It did that with marketing, easy to find and fast ISO downlaods, and a very generous service called ShipIt.Through ShipIt you could request and get sent the Ubuntu OS on CD completely free of charge. Canonical was willing to pick up the cost of the disc and the shipping in return for their OS being used by another person. As a forward thinking company, it also realized in 2005 when ShipIt launched that not everyone had the means to download a distro. Remember, it shipped the discs worldwide, not just locally.But all good things have to come to an end, and ShipIt is no exception. Ubuntu 11.04 will be the first release that you can’t get shipped for free on CD. You can still buy the CDs in the Ubuntu Store, but no more freebies.The reason for this decision is mainly one of administration and cost. Add to that how much Internet connections have improved over the last 6 years, and you see that the free CD offer has diminishing returns while still costing a significant amount of money and time to look after.Canonical has also come up with a better way for new users to try Ubuntu without need of a CD or a lengthy download. The money saved from ShipIt will be used to make available a cloud-based version of the OS for anyone to use. That way there is no installation required, just a web browser and a connection to try it out. There’s also going to be more focus on promoting Ubuntu to the mainstream PC users out there over the coming months and years.While free CDs for the masses may be stopping, Canonical is retaining it for local communities through a ShipIt-lite alternative. The company feels such LoCos are very effective and allowing them to remain still cuts the CD burden considerably.For those wanting to try Ubuntu, by far the easiest way is to download and have it run on your machine without interfering with your current operating system either as a Live CD or installing it on Windows just like an application. If you have the memory to spare, running it as a virtual machine is also a good way to get to grips with the OS in a safe environment.Read more at the Canonical Blog, via Networkworld
No matter the weather, Get Outdoors Day always seems to thrive.Blazing hot temperatures, rain, hail or just an average June day. It doesn’t seem to matter much what it feels like outside, people keep coming back by the thousands. That was the case at Saturday’s National Get Outdoors Day, which had its Clark County iteration at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This time around, temperatures stayed in low to mid-60s, with intermittent peeks of sunshine.“We’ve had 90-degree weather. Last year we had hail. It doesn’t seem to matter,” said Gala Miller an organizer of the event with the U.S. Forest Service. “People in the Northwest always seem to come out. If it rains they’ll just step under a tree for a while and then continue on. It’s great to see all these people who are passionate about the outdoors.”Saturday’s event had 38 different organizations represented, Miller said, all with some kind of outdoors theme. There was an archery booth, a fishing area, an outdoor rock-climbing wall, a horse kid’s could pet, cross-cut sawing and even “Pokemon Go,” which Miller said is technology that promotes leaving the couch and exploring.“The purpose is to get people excited about and learning about the great outdoors and public lands and things they can do to stay healthy and active, and connect with nature,” Miller said. “It’s really about generating a greater appreciation of the outdoors.”Coler Geren, 11, of Vancouver took some time to perform archery at the Get Outdoors Day event commended its diversity of activities.“There’s so many different events and so many different things to do,” he said.The National Park Service partners with the Forest Service to throw the event at the Fort. National Park Service Supervisory Park Ranger Bob Cromwell said Get Outdoors Day is a great opportunity to inform people about all the great outdoor recreational opportunities that are within a few hours of driving distance.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone insists interest in Lucas Hernandez is normal but wants the French defender to stay.Reports in Spain claim that Bayern Munich are prepared to activate the France international’s £72million release clause and sign him when the January transfer window opens.However, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo says he has no knowledge of such offer and insisted Lucas wants to stay at the Spanish capital.Speaking about the situation, Simeone said, according to Goal:“What I can comment on is that I talked with him, with the club, [and] everyone knows what I think and what I would like.”“Until today, he’s been with us and there are no possibilities of talking about if he stays or goes. If he’s available to play, he’ll play, but I don’t like talking about hypotheticals.”Report: Owen now turns his attentions to Beckham George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Michael Owen has now turned his war of words towards David Beckham.In the players serialised book in the Daily Mirror, “Reboot” has now turned…“As far as I’m concerned, we have a very important game between Espanyol, who are struggling because they’ve been undeservedly losing games on occasion and will demand a lot from us.”“As for Lucas, I told the club and him what I think of him and hopefully the fans will also show their affection.”“It’s difficult to suppose something that hasn’t happened. I don’t imagine things that haven’t happened, and if they do, I always imagine positive things. I’m optimistic.”“Lucas knows the affection we have, the footballer he is. It’s normal for Bayern to apparently want to pay his release clause. Then there’s the decision of Lucas and the club.”
The researchers’ three-pronged attack is described in a paper to be presented at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium in San Diego. The first attack, dubbed Torpedo, exploits a weakness in the standards’ paging protocol used to notify phones of an incoming call or text message before it arrives, the researchers said. Multiple calls made in a short duration could allow a nearby attacker to pinpoint the device and send fake text messages and mount a denial-of-service attack. The paper, authored by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa, contends that Torpedo sets the sage for two additional exploits, It’s “plausible,” they say, for an attacker to access a victim device’s ISMI — the unique number identifying the GSM subscriber’s device — with a brute-force attack called IMSI-Cracking. A third attack, called Piercer, pairs the ISMI with the victim’s phone number, allowing user location tracking, they said. The exploits are legit, the researchers say. “All of our attacks have been validated and evaluated in the wild using commodity hardware and software,” researchers said in their paper. That means even the latest cellular protocol is vulnerable to Stingrays — surveillance tools used by the FBI and police across the US to surreptitiously track the locations of cell phones and other mobile devices. The Torpedo attack can be carried out with radio equipment costing as little as $200 and affects all four major US wireless carriers, researchers told TechCrunch. A Verizon representative said the carrier has reviewed the paper and is evaluating it with its vendors and with standards body organizations to determine the best approach. Representatives for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. First published Feb. 25, 9:50 p.m. PT. Update, Feb. 26 at 8:50 a.m.: Adds Verizon comment. 11 Photos Privacy advocates rank the creepiest tech gifts of 2018 Post a comment Share your voice 0 Security Phones 5G 4G LTE Sprint T-Mobile Tags Newly discovered security flaws in the 4G and the emerging 5G cellular networks can be used to intercept phone calls and track the location of mobile devices, researchers say. The trio of attacks, discovered by a group of academics, is believed to be the first time vulnerabilities have been uncovered that affect both the most widely used wireless cellular technology and the one hailed as its super-speedy and more secure successor, according to TechCrunch, which detailed the flaws ahead of their reveal Tuesday. 5G is supposed to bring supercharged speeds to mobile devices and low latency, opening the door for tech innovations such as self-driving cars and virtual reality. The new technology is also expected to deliver a new level of security, as government agencies use International Mobile Subscriber Identity, or IMSI catchers to impersonate cell towers and spy on phones with older connections.
Patna : Rahul Gandhi was granted bail on Saturday after he appeared before a court here in a defamation case filed by BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, days after a Mumbai court held that the Congress leader would face trial for alleged slander against the RSS. Gandhi alleged that he was being targeted for raising his voice against the Narendra Modi government and the BJP-RSS combine, and vowed to continue his fight. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The Congress leader, who recently resigned as party president, surrendered before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Kumar Gunjan, who is the judge for special MPs and MLAs court here, and was granted bail. Sushil Modi’s counsel, Shambhu Prasad, said the court fixed August 8 as the next date of hearing in the case. “We did not oppose his bail. The court explained to him the accusation against him and asked whether he pleaded guilty,” Prasad told PTI. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Gandhi alleged that scores were being settled in the country with anyone who raised his voice against the ruling dispensation. “I am committed to fighting for the country’s poor, farmers and workers. I have come here to express my solidarity with them,” he said. “Whoever is raising his voice in the country against the Modi government, against the BJP-RSS combine is being targeted through court cases. But my fight will continue,” Gandhi told reporters before leaving the court premises. Advertise With Us Gandhi was slapped with the defamation suit by Sushil Modi in April for asking “why all thieves have the surname Modi”. The comment was an obvious reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, absconding bank scam accused Nirav Modi and former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi. Several Congress workers were seen staging demonstration outside the Patna court, demanding that Gandhi withdraw his resignation as the party’s president. Some of the demonstrators claimed that if Gandhi remained adamant, they would self-immolate outside the historic Sadaqat Ashram here, where the state Congress headquarters are located. This was the Congress leader’s first visit to the city after the Lok Sabha election. He was last seen here in May when he held a roadshow in support of Patna Sahib party candidate Shatrughan Sinha. The deputy chief minister had moved the court alleging that he was personally anguished by Gandhi’s remarks since he shared the same surname. Upon arrival at the airport, Gandhi was received by senior leaders, including state Congress president Madan Mohan Jha. He drove straight to the court premises, around seven kilometres away. The court premises was cordoned off by the police since morning following a review of security arrangements by the Special Protection Group on the previous day.