Kolkata: In a rare gesture, Mayor Firhad Hakim has assured to clear the medical bill of a newborn amounting to around Rs 3.5 lakh. The baby has been admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in South Kolkata.Mousumi Ghatak, a resident of Sainthia, Harisabha Gram Panchayat in Birbhum, called up Hakim through the Talk to Mayor programme on Wednesday and urged him for financial assistance. As it had become impossible for Ghatak’s family to carry on with the medical expenditure of her newborn nephew, Hakim listened to her and got in touch with the manager of the private hospital, asking him to send the bill in his name. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe bill has reached a staggering amount of Rs 3.5 lakh. The hospital authorities have since informed the family members that they would not have to pay a single paisa for the baby’s medical treatment, as it would be borne by the Mayor of Kolkata. Arpita Ghatak gave birth to a child on Thursday. The child developed complications and was taken to Birbhum Sadar Hospital from where she was shifted to a private nursing home. The nursing home referred the baby to another hospital in Durgapur. Finally on Saturday, the baby was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata with problems in her lungs. Though only problems related to civic issues for areas under KMC are discussed and resolved at the Talk to Mayor programme, Hakim took up the matter on humanitarian ground. This is the rarest gesture by a Mayor of Kolkata under the new MMiC system, which was introduced in 1985.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pledging to ensure Canadians have access to medication they need at affordable prices in the face of concerns about a Trump administration decision to allow prescription drug imports from Canada.Trudeau says Health Canada ensures there is a “steady and solid supply” of medications for Canadians regardless of external or international pressures.On Wednesday, Canadian officials said the White House didn’t consult them about ahead of an announcement the administration billed as a way for American patients to import cheaper medications with oversight from the Food and Drug Administration.Several groups, including the Canadian Pharmacists Association, issued warnings that the Canadian supply cannot support both Canadian and U.S. consumers.Conservative health critic Marilyn Gladu says concerns about drug shortages for Canadians must be taken seriously, adding that swift action must be taken if the drug supply worries become reality.NDP health critic Don Davies says he wants to see a plan to address this issue rather than simple assurances from Trudeau or Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor.The Canadian Press
23 December 2009United Nations aid agencies have begun distributing relief supplies in northern Malawi, where a series of earthquakes this month have killed four people, injured more than 300 others and destroyed or damaged nearly 4,000 homes. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has given out at least 2,200 “survival kits,” containing blankets, mosquito nets, cooking pots, soap, a jerry can and other basic items, to people whose homes are no longer habitable.UNICEF has also issued plastic sheeting, buckets, chlorine and other water purification materials, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The Karonga district of northern Malawi has endured a succession of strong earthquakes between 6 December and 20 December, with the tremors ranging in strength from 5.4 to 6.0 on the Richter scale. Seismological activity is continuing in the area, OCHA reported.The strongest quake struck in the middle of the night on 20 December, causing severe damage to the town of Karonga. Many residents were sleeping indoors because of seasonal rains and were injured by falling debris from their homes.Malawian disaster management officials estimate that nearly 5,000 people have been affected by the quakes and the Government has declared a national emergency.A joint technical mission comprising staff from UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) headed today for Karonga to assess the humanitarian needs, particularly in health and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, and food security.UN aid agencies say they are working closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Government officials as well to coordinate the relief response.
LOS ANGELES — A law enforcement official says investigators that examined the burned-out wreckage of a scuba diving boat haven’t been able to determine what ignited a fire that killed 34 people off the California coast.An official with knowledge of the investigation says a two-week examination of the Conception ended Friday without a conclusive cause. The person wasn’t authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity.The official says parts of the vessel have been sent to labs for additional testing.The blaze is the subject of a federal criminal investigation, led by the Coast Guard, the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles, as well as a safety inquiry by the National Transportation Safety Board.Stefanie Dazio, The Associated Press
The three person tribunal panel chaired by Nicola Lucking heard British troops had been ambushed near Amarah by Iraqi insurgents in May 2004 in what became known as the Battle of Danny Boy.Soldiers took 20 of the dead for identification and nine captives. The bodies were released to families the next day and the captives were transferred to Iraqi police. However rumours soon began to circulate that many of the dead had been taken alive and then killed in British custody. Three years later, Mr Shiner was alerted to the allegations by a journalist and secured legal aid to bring a judicial review, which led to the Al-Sweady Inquiry. The claims were found to be based on “deliberate and calculated lies” from Iraqis, but not before 222 military witnesses had been hauled before the inquiry to relive the harrowing scenes of battle and its aftermath.The central London tribunal heard Mr Shiner acknowledged he would now be struck off for his misconduct, but claimed he was too unwell to attend the proceedings.The leading human rights lawyer has already admitted nine counts of behaving without integrity and a single account of acting recklessly, but faces more serious charges of acting dishonestly.As a hearing began in his absence, Andrew Tabachnik, counsel to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, said: “What is at the heart of Prof Shiner’s professional misconduct is a view on his part that the ends justified the means, that his work in the human rights field was of such moment that he was able to disregard the rules that apply to his fellow solicitors.“This prosecution is not about stopping solicitors representing unpopular clients. It’s about solicitors who think the ends justify the means and that the rules don’t apply to them.” Show more The court heard he alerted an Iraqi agent to try to find the families of those involved. Mazin Younis then used “cold calling” and “knocking doors” to try to drum up clients, in clear breach of the solicitors code of conduct. The court heard Mr Shiner then later tried to cover up the technique and Mr Younis changed his story to say he had at first found his clients for journalists.Mr Tabachnik said: “It’s most unfortunate having pursued allegations of cover up by the British Army that Prof Shiner has been caught engaging in his own cover up as to the professional misconduct which launched the Al Sweady inquiry in the first place.”The court heard Mr Younis also at one point alleged he had paid for Iraqis to come forward, though Mr Shiner faces no charges of paying for clients.The court also heard that when Mr Shiner was trying to gain legal aid, he failed to give the Legal Services Commission (LSC) contradictory statements from Iraqis which might have highlighted weaknesses in their allegations.Mr Tabachnik said: “The full picture would have given a very different overall impression of the merits of the case the LSC was being asked to fund.”He also failed to disclose a list showing that all the detainees were not innocent Iraqi civilians, but were members or supporters of the Mahdi Army Shia militia.Col James Coote, who was at the time a major commanding British troops during the battle, said the experience of his men facing baseless allegations had made him lose faith in the legal profession.In a statement read to the court, he said the allegations were “the most serious to be brought against the British Army since the Second World War and had a very serious effect on morale”.He said they had had led to “an extremely stressful and demoralising decade for me and other soldiers.”He added: “I and other military witnesses were placed under very great emotional strain as a consequence of the false allegations.”The court heard Mr Shiner had said he was too unwell to attend the proceedings.However Mr Tabachnik said he was in a state of “avoidance” and a medical report by Dr Andrew Mogg had shown he was fit to attend.The tribunal continues. A lawyer accused of hounding British troops with baseless allegations of torture and abuses in Iraq thought his work was so important he was above the rules, a disciplinary hearing has been told.Phil Shiner failed to attend the start of a professional standards hearing which heard he was in a state of “avoidance”, and “manoeuvring” to avoid appearing in person.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard he made a series of “fundamental and basic failings” bringing the most serious accusations of abuses faced by British troops in decades, then tried to cover up his misconduct.His allegations of murder, mutilation and torture against Iraqi civilians caused serious damage to the morale and reputation of the Army and led to the five-year-long, £25m Al-Sweady public inquiry 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.
IRELAND DEFENDER RICHARD Dunne phoned team-mate Robbie Keane before announcing his retirement from international duty.The 34-year-old defender, who won 80 caps for the Boys in Green, has decided to pack in his 14-year association with the senior set-up in order to prolong his club career.Dunne and current captain Keane were part of Brian Kerr’s Ireland team which claimed victory in the U18 European Championships back in 1998 and the pair, both originally from Tallaght, have roomed together for over a decade.Speaking at QPR’s press conference at Carton House ahead of tomorrow’s pre-season friendly with Shamrock Rovers, Dunne said: ”I had a chat with Robbie.“Me and Robbie have been room-mates for the last 10-12 years. He understood my reasons and the decision that I took.Robbie’s a year younger than me and still scoring goals and doing everything right so he’ll continue I’m sure.”Ahead of the trip to Dublin, Dunne phoned up Martin O’Neill and FAI chief executive John Delaney to inform them of his decision yesterday morning. He and the current manager enjoy a good working relationship and it wasn’t made more difficult than it needed to be.“He (O’Neill) just asked if I’d made my decision and he just said ‘fair play to you, you done great and keep in touch’ sort of thing,” said Dunne. “I get on well with Martin so it was a nice conversation and he wished me well.“He respects the decision that I made and that’s the way it is. For me to play one game or two games and then if things didn’t go right and I was to retire it looks worse. So it’s best for a clean cut before anything starts.“I was quite aware that I had to come here and do the press and it seems like everytime I’m asked I say ‘we’ll see’. To be able to say that’s it, for me it’s more comfortable.“I don’t want to be struggling with injuries every month but desperate to get over and play. I just think the rest will do me the world of good.” Dunne and Harry Redknapp this afternoon. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOO’Neill and assistant Roy Keane must now plan for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers without the services of the veteran centre-half while Dunne’s attention will be fully focussed on helping the Rs stay in the Premier League after last season’s promotion.“We’ve probably seen over the games that have been played over the last while that they are trying to for themselves the best squad and the best team,” added Dunne when asked about the future of Irish football.“I’m sure they have a clear idea now going into the campaign. They’re in a tough group but they have the players and certainly the coaching staff with all the experience they have to put us in a good position to qualify. “Dunne’s club manager Harry Redknapp took a gamble by signing a player who hadn’t featured in a year last summer but it paid off as he made 45 appearances to help QPR make a return to the top flight via the play-offs.“It’s his decision and whatever Richard feels,” Redknapp said. “I think he needs the break. The Premier League is another step up and the breaks throughout the season are going to be important to him to recover.“He’s certainly been absolutely outstanding for QPR last year.”Audio thanks to 98FMBrede Hangeland signs a one-year deal with Crystal PalaceTottenham confirm a deal for 20 year-old defender Eric Dier
Image: Google Maps Gardaí investigating after flasher exposes himself to two young women Gardaí said no arrests have been made to date. GARDAI ARE INVESTIGATING after two female students were flashed near their student accommodation.The incident happened on Tuesday on Collins Avenue, Dublin, shortly before midnight.It is understood two female students were walking back to their accommodation when a man exposed himself.They then made a complaint to gardaí.A spokesman for the gardaí said they are investigating the incident.In a statement released to TheJournal.ie this evening, the spokesman said: “Gardaí at Clontarf are investigating an incident of indecency which occurred at Collins Avenue, Donnycarney, Dublin 9 at approx 23:55pm on 25 October.“No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.” 44,013 Views http://jrnl.ie/3050145 48 Comments Insulation bales stolen ahead of Halloween weekend will turn toxic if set on fire >MEP calls for number of Irish public holidays to be increased > Oct 27th 2016, 6:25 PM Share91 Tweet Email2 By Garreth MacNamee Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 6:25 PM Image: Google Maps Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
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Deputies in Oregon on Tuesday recovered the body of a Vancouver woman who fell into the Willamette River near Buena Vista Park south of Independence, Ore., over the weekend. The Polk County, Ore., Sheriff’s Office said it recovered Tracy Allen’s body around 6 p.m. from the river, north of the Buena Vista Ferry. Allen’s body was recovered near where she was last seen Saturday.Deputies said they recovered Allen’s body from under swift water at the base of a log jam. Recovery efforts lasted more than eight hours.Crews on two boats cut through multiple logs and root systems to free her. The Clackamas County, Ore., Sheriff’s Office Water Rescue Team and the Benton County, Ore., Sheriff’s Office helped with the recovery efforts.Allen, 37, was floating the river with friends when their series of interconnected float tubes ran into a large root-ball snag off the west shore of Wells Island.
The transfer fee for Cristiano Ronaldo will be 300 million Euros.In an interview with Portuguese TV1 and a report from ESPN, that is what the superstar believes he would be worth in today’s market.In 2009, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United for a then world-record fee of 94 million Euros.Even then, given his form with United at the time and the fact he was 24 years old, it was still deemed a colossal fee.Role the clock forward 9 years, and 33-year-old Ronaldo joins Juventus from Real Madrid for 117 million Euros.The gravity of the situation is that, that fee is a little half of the current world record.222 million Euros got PSG Neymar from Barcelona two years ago.Since then the price of a football player has grown out of control.Manchester United just smashed the transfer record for a defender, signing Harry Maguire from Leicester for almost 90 million Euros.The five-time Balon d’Or winner said:“Today there is a lot of emphasis placed on potential and the football industry is different.”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I’m going to put aside [Portugal international Joao] Felix’s [€120m transfer to Atletico Madrid from Benfica] case.”“Nowadays, any player is worth €100m having proved nothing, there is more money in football.”“A goalkeeper, a centre-back is worth €70m, €80m — I don’t agree.”“But this is the world which we live in, the market is like that and you have to respect it.”“Is there a football player that has more records than me? I don’t think there is a player that has more records than me.”“If I were 25 if a goalkeeper is worth €75m, a player that does and has done what I have done in recent years has to have a value of three or four times that, easily.In simple mathematical terms, in the market now he believes he would sell for €300 million.His career statistics read, 803 games played, 601 goals scored and 210 assists. That doesn’t even touch trophies and awards won.Neymar’s stats read 378 games played, 226 goals scored and 140 assists.Statistically speaking, Ronaldo is almost 15% more likely to score for you, and just as likely to get you an assist as Neymar.300 million sounds like a bargain for a 25 year-old Cristiano Ronaldo.LONDON – FEBRUARY 24: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premiership match between Fulham and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on February 24, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Virgil Van Dijk and Lionel Messi are set to battle for the FIFA Player of the Year Award alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.The FIFA Player of the Year battle is definitely going to go down the wire with the likes of Van Dijk and Messi set to lock horns once again.The Netherlands international has been heavily tipped to become the first winner of the award since Fabio Cannavaro after guiding Liverpool to Champions League dreamland last season. Messi on the other hand, may not have won anything of note except for La Liga last season but is going to be in the mix.This time around though, the Best FIFA Football Awards are going to be dominated by Premier League payers.Liverpool’s Alisson Becker and Manchester City number 1 Ederson are shortlisted for goalkeeper of the year award alongside Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.Top 5 players who can actually replace Messi and Ronaldo Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 After Pep Guardiola’s latest defense of Messi and Ronaldo, we need to start talking about the Top 5 players who can replace them.Replacing Messi and…Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola meanwhile have been shortlisted for the Manager of the Year Award.However, the most interesting battle is definitely going to be for the FIFA Player of the Year Award. Both Messi and Van Dijk were in sensational form for their respective clubs last season.Van Dijk proved himself to be the best centre-back in the world with some sensational displays in the league and the Champions League. Messi on the other hand, continued his near decade long fine run of form which saw him plunder goals for fun.The current argument is that Van Dijk’s accomplishments might not be enough to make him with the FIFA Player of the Year Award. It might make sense given the fact that the award has usually gone to players playing in a more advanced role.However, with the sheer magnitude of his impact at Liverpool, the Netherlands man might become the latest FIFA Player of the Year.
Thierry Henry is a “perfectionist” like Pep Guardiola and will bounce back from his disastrous spell in charge of AS Monaco, says Benjamin Henrichs.The French club turned to Henry last October in a desperate bid to overturn their terrible season shortly after sacking Leonardo Jardim.In what was his first managerial role, Henry only oversaw five victories in his 20 matches in charge. Monaco languished down in the Ligue 1 relegation zone and crashed out of the Champions League group stages.The Arsenal legend was given his marching orders in January and, ironically, replaced by Jardim in the dugout.“I suffered with him,” Henrichs told Goal and SPOX.“When a coach is sacked, it usually means that you’ve done something wrong as a team. For him personally, it is extremely sad.“Although he did not succeed in Monaco, I’m convinced that he has the potential to become a great coach.”Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…Upon being confirmed as Monaco manager in October, Henry declared that his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola would be his “reference” point.And Henrichs certainly did see something of Guardiola in Henry, but feels Monaco’s crisis at the time of his arrival was something out of his control.“He is a perfectionist and has put a lot of emphasis on doing every single exercise cleanly,” Henrichs said.“He was a little fanatic and I think he has learned a lot from Pep Guardiola from his time at Barcelona.“He took over the team in a very difficult phase because nobody knew exactly how to deal with the relegation battle.“In addition, some regular players were injured and young players with less experience had to fill these gaps. It [the situatuon] was very unfortunate for him.”Since Henry’s departure, Monaco have won four of their last eight games in all competitions under Jardim and sit 16th in Ligue 1.MONACO, MONACO – NOVEMBER 06: Thierry Henry the coach of Monaco ahead of the Group A match of the UEFA Champions League between AS Monaco and Club Brugge at Stade Louis II on November 06, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Another game for LAFC, another goal for Carlos Vela.American sports ESPN, conducted an interview with Carlos Vela after he broke another record in the MLS.Carlos Vela became the leading all-time Mexican scorer in MLS. He scored the third goal, a penalty, as part of a 4-2 victory over New York Red Bulls.It was Vela’s 37th MLS goal. He has been very publicly and widely criticised for leaving La Liga and Real Sociedad to join the MLS and at the time new club LAFC.The MLS is still considered by many a graveyard for the careers of soccers elite. The top European stars come here in their twilight years for a big payday and to run riot among the weaker competition of what is still considered by many a fledgling league.His war of words with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovich was the latest public mocking he suffered.After the game Vela said:“They criticized me a lot for coming here.”“Obviously, I accept the criticism.”“But the critics don’t stop me wanting to be the best in the league.”“To want to do better each day, to put my name and Mexico’s name everywhere.”“I’m doing that right now.”“Hopefully, I can keep scoring more goals, make more assists, break more records and help my team.”“This is the most important thing.”Vela and Josef Martinez of Atlanta United are currently tied at 23 goals apiece for the season.Paul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.Of this battle Vela said:“The race with Josef is nice.”“It’s more special against him because we have a good relationship.”“Him breaking records tells me that if I want to be at his level I have to do big things.”“I’ll keep working hard so it can be me.”His coach Bob Bradley at LAFC has nothing but praise for his star striker, he said:“He’s been fantastic in all ways.”“When we signed him, it was a statement of the kind of football we wanted to play.”“He’s come in and done all that while growing as a leader.”All of Carlos Vela’s 37 goals in MLS(🎥 via @futbolMLS) pic.twitter.com/mObawRSjrx— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) August 12, 2019
Posted: September 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 4:14 PM Seventy-one San Diego Labor Day DUI arrests, one fatality SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Seventy-one people, the same as a year ago, were arrested in San Diego County on suspicion of driving under the influence from the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend at 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. today, the California Highway Patrol reported.There was one fatality in the county reported by the CHP thus far this year, the same as in 2018.Statewide, there were 980 arrests made for suspicion of DUI, 11 more than the 969 reported in 2018, according to a CHP press release.Nineteen fatalities were reported during the same time period both this year and last year in California.The CHP investigates all crashes on freeways and on all roads in unincorporated areas. September 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
49th annual Barona Powwow debuts KUSI Newsroom, September 1, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s a dance competition that goes back for generations and this Labor Day Weekend, Lakeside hosted the 49th Annual Powwow joined by the Barona Band of Mission IndiansDifferent groups of dancers join this showcase every year. They show off their native culture as well as compete for prize money. spectators at the Barona Sports Park were also able to enjoy performances by hand drummers and try different foods of native american origin.If you missed you missed out on Barona’s Powwow the competition will be at Sycuan next weekend. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 1, 2019
KUSI Newsroom, September 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 10, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Violent crime in San Diego County rose in the first half of the year for the fifth consecutive year, according to a report released Tuesday by the San Diego Association of Governments.The report by SANDAG’s Criminal Justice Research Division found that the mid-year number of violent crimes in the county was 5,545, up from 5,510 last year; 5,421 in 2017; 5,361 in 2016; and 5,330 in 2015. The five-year increase amounts to a 4% bump in violent crime.Reports of property crime went the opposite direction, falling from 30,447 in 2015 to 27,236 in 2019, an 11% decrease.The mid-year numbers of violent and property crimes in 2019 are vastly different from 2009, when the city received 6,256 violent crime reports and 35,204 property crime reports. Violent crime reports dropped 11.4% in that span, mainly because robbery reports fell from 1,931 to 1,411, according to the SANDAG report.Despite the overall drop in robbery reports, this year’s number increased 5% compared to the same six-month period last year. Arson reports saw the largest drop from last year to this year — falling 28% from 190 to 136 — while homicides dropped from 40 to 38.Reported property crimes fell 22.6% from 2009 to 2019 and residential burglaries saw the biggest decrease in that time, dropping 53.9% from 4,460 to 2,054.Larceny over $400 was the only category to increase from 2009 to 2019, rising from 7,578 to 8,527.Reports of rape fell to 539 after reaching 604 at the midway point of 2018. However, numbers since 2015 may be somewhat deceiving, as California law enforcement broadened the definition of rape in 2015 to include “male victims, sodomy, penetration with any body part or object, and no longer requires force,” according to SANDAG Division Director of Criminal Justice Dr. Cynthia Burke.As a result, some crimes that would have been classified as aggravated assaults are now considered rapes and some crimes that would not have been considered violent crimes are now captured in these statistics, Burke said.Violent crimes include homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Property crimes include burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.According to the report, San Diego law enforcement has received an average of 31 reports of violent crime and 150 reports of property crime per day during 2019’s first half. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Violent crime rises for fifth consecutive year in San Diego County
Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Special feature Read More NEXT See also: A winning strategy for cybersecurity (ZDNet special report) | Download the report as a PDF (TechRepublic) “Nation-state adversaries, even the sophisticated hackers, aren’t using all these super scary hyped-up, zero day pieces of original exploit code or malware, it’s just the basics that we aren’t doing well that they’re taking advantage of,” Yoran said. RELATED COVERAGECyberwar: What happens when a nation-state cyber attack kills?Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflictNaming and shaming nations that launch cyberattacks does work, say intel chiefsCyberwar predictions for 2019: The stakes have been raisedCyber espionage warning: The most advanced hacking groups are getting more ambitiousCan Russian hackers be stopped? Here’s why it might take 20 years (TechRepublic)Cyber-attacks are a top three risk to society, alongside natural disaster and extreme weatherThese hackers broke into 10 telecoms companies to steal customers’ phone recordsWhy nation-state hacking groups are increasingly turning to mobile malwareMicrosoft notified 10,000 victims of nation-state attacksAEMO ‘concerned’ about nation-state attacks on power grids The “nation-state attacked us” excuse, according to Tenable chairman and CEO Amit Yoran, is not a valid excuse for having a weak system be compromised.Speaking with ZDNet while in Australia this week, Yoran said there’s an awful lot of money being spent on sophisticated security tooling, but organisations are still leaving the front door wide open for criminals to walk straight in. Compounding this, he said, is the excuse that the organisation was helpless, “making pretend” that they couldn’t have prevented an attack as it originated from an advanced adversary. The world’s most famous and dangerous APT… SEE FULL GALLERY 1 – 5 of 18 According to Yoran, when looking at the causes of breach, it is almost always exclusively due to one of the two, or in many cases both, issues.”It’s either there’s a known vulnerability with a patch available to which somebody just doesn’t patch their systems, or they’re implementing very poor authentication, identity management, access management practices and as a result get compromised by some form of spear-phishing. In many cases, it’s both of these things at work,” he said.”There’s spear-phishing because somebody is using poor passwords, and their underlying system they’re being spear-phished from still has known, unpatched gaps.”See also: 10 tips for new cybersecurity pros (free PDF) (TechRepublic)Rather than saying an organisation was the victim of a breach at the hands of a nation-state adversary, and pretend it was highly sophisticated, Yoran said the better conversation to have would be around why there was a breach.”Was it something that was truly unpreventable or were you simply being lax and negligent in how you manage your systems?,” he said.”The truth is that preventing these things is exceptionally straightforward — I’m not saying that it’s easy to do, but it’s at least straightforward … the thing you have to do to protect yourself is maintain good hygiene with systems … and users. “If you can do those two things, you are in far better shape and I would say it’s extremely unlikely you’ll get breached — and you certainly won’t get breached with any of the popular techniques we’re seeing today from nation-state actors or cybercriminals.”Before landing at Tenable as its CEO, Yoran had spent time within the US Department of Defense and previously served as founding director of the US-CERT program in the US Department of Homeland Security. Prior to that he was the president of network security firm RSA, as well as the co-founder and CEO of Riptech, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002.Having spent 25-plus years in the security industry, Yoran made an observation that organisations are throwing money at security solutions “to no end”, when what is actually required is a more disciplined approach to managing systems and users.”I would say most of which you see from the security industry is a bunch of smoke mirrors, and hype … there’s no point in installing a super sophisticated security system when you aren’t locking your door or closing your front door to begin with,” he added.As the number of exposed breaches grow, particularly with regulated requirements to disclose any activity relating to the personal data of people, Yoran said there is a sense of tolerance in the world.”We’re certainly breeding a sense of tolerance that may be counter-productive,” he said. “I’m hopeful — I’m optimistic — that as we get more transparency, not just that you were breached, but how you were breached … that we start seeing what is effective, what is necessary to exercise responsible security in today’s era.”Touching briefly on the breach experienced by the Australian government earlier this year, Yoran said it’s safe to assume that poor hygiene is at the crux of just about every high profile breach and headline in recent years. PREV “Nation-state attack in just about any instance is a pretty pathetic excuse for being comprised,” he said. “When you look at a vast majority of the breaches that occur, whether they’re nation-state actors or whether they’re hacktivists or cyber criminals, if you look at a vast majority of these breaches, in the data that we’ve seen, it’s well north of 98% — these breaches are all caused by negligence.”He said many organisations claiming such attacks have important or critical systems that carry extremely sensitive information, but they have simply done a very lax job when maintaining hygiene and adequate security basics.
Is your defense community new to the concept of public-public partnerships and how to implement robust, sustainable and Intergovernmental Support Agreements (ISGAs)? ADC is hosting another two-day Partnership Bootcamp Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Monterey, Calif., where attendees will learn the basics of ISGAs based on the successful model the City of Monterey pioneered more than 20 years ago.Monterey has a pioneering heritage and is known as the first defense community to implement a robust sustainable public-public partnership model, now known as the Monterey Model. The original IGSA the City of Monterey implemented has become the standard for all services to enter into mutually beneficial relationships between installations, local governments and counties. Monterey’s partnerships with the Army and the Navy have been established for more than 20 years.This is a valuable learning and networking opportunity for community and installation leaders who have a hand in partnership development. The bootcamp’s agenda will draw from the vast knowledge of the people who pioneered the IGSA partnership model. Attendees will learn from past and present implementers, managers and Army representatives, and hear detailed presentation of what worked, what didn’t, obstacles encountered, and effective solutions. The program will also include a site visit of the Presidio of Monterey.Additional event information and registration details for the upcoming Partnership Bootcamp is available at: defensecommunities.org/igsa/ ADC AUTHOR
The tour to follow will kick off Sept. 20 and roll through 21 dates in the States before heading abroad for 19 dates through Europe, wrapping Nov. 28 in Moscow. Charli has enlisted supporting acts Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra & Allie X on select dates. Charli will also appear at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival on July 21.The album is currently available for pre-order here, and tickets for the Charli LIVE World Tour go on sale June 21 via her website.Hayley Kiyoko, Kacey Musgraves & Bebe Rexha Could Coach Your Music Fest Debut The pop futurist teases her feature-packed third studio album, plots Charli LIVE World Tour and delivers the official music video for “Blame It On Your Love” featuring LizzoNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 13, 2019 – 9:04 am Look alive, Charli’s Angels! Dynamo pop star Charli XCX dropped a deluge of good news this morning, announcing her highly anticipated third studio album, Charli, will arrive Sept. 13, and her Charli LIVE World Tour will follow, touching down on both sides of the Atlantic through the end of the year. If that weren’t enough, the two-time GRAMMY nominee also released the official music video for her recent collaboration with Lizzo, “Blame It On Your Love.” Have a look: Filmed in New York and directed by Bradley & Pablo, the video pays tribute to love without boundaries, complimenting the bold and progressive hit song it accompanies.The splawling 15-song tracklist for Charli, which was also revealed today, is sprinkled with exciting features from Christine and the Queens, Sky Ferreira, Troye Sivan, Lizzo, HAIM, Big Freedia, Clairo and many more. Charli XCX Announces New Album ‘Charli’ & World Tour Plus Drops A Video With Lizzo Read more Facebook Twitter Charli XCX Announces New Album, Tour & Video charli-xcx-announces-new-album-charli-world-tour-plus-drops-video-lizzo News Email