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Zoom agrees to step up security after New York probe

first_imgNew York state’s top prosecutor on Thursday announced that the company Zoom would improve security measures, after flaws were detected as the video conferencing platform soared in popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic.The agreement wraps an investigation launched in March by New York Attorney General Letitia James into vulnerabilities in the California-based company’s software.In a statement, James said Zoom would institute new security measures for the millions of users using the platform, including enhanced privacy controls. Topics : The company also agreed to conduct regular risk assessment and software code reviews to detect vulnerabilities.The number of daily video meetings on Zoom skyrocketed from 10 million in January to more than 300 million at the end of April.But a “Zoom-bombing” phenomenon sparked warnings about lax security, as virtual intruders interrupted religious ceremonies, remote classes and other Zoom gatherings. In some cases, pornographic images popped up.center_img James said Zoom would take steps to prevent those breaches as well as end its user data-sharing partnership with Facebook.The platform is to improve privacy controls for free accounts — users avoid a monthly fee for meetings 40 minutes and under — along with education accounts for K-12 students.All hosts will now be able to control access to conferences with a required password for those attempting to access a meeting.”Our lives have inexorably changed over the past two months, and while Zoom has provided an invaluable service, it unacceptably did so without critical security protections,” James said in the statement. “This agreement puts protections in place so that Zoom users have control over their privacy and security.”last_img read more

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Arsenal set date for Matteo Guendouzi contract talks to secure midfielder’s future

first_imgSeveral Arsenal players have responded well to Mikel Arteta’s arrival (Picture: Getty Images)The club are willing to propose a substantially increased wage in line with the France Under-21 international’s senior role in the squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementSince being brought in for just £7.2million by former Gunners head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, Guendouzi has made over 54 league appearances.The promising youngster’s contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2022, but a higher salary may convince him to commit his future to the Gunners.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe former Paris Saint-Germain academy player has been the subject of interest from the French champions since his move to north London.Mikel Arteta’s side have been maligned for letting players run down their contracts and leave for free, such as Welshman Aaron Ramsey who joined Serie A side Juventus last season.MORE: Maurizio Sarri makes Aaron Ramsey admission amid speculation Juve are willing to sell former Arsenal starMORE: Chelsea and Manchester United urged to sign Celtic ace Odsonne Edouard by Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas Guendouzi has been a stalwart in the Arsenal midfield (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are preparing to sit down with highly-rated youngster Matteo Guendouzi over an improved contract to keep him at the Emirates Stadium.The 20-year-old was a near ever present under former manager Unai Emery, and has continued to get minutes under new boss Mikel Arteta.According to Football.London, the Gunners are planning to discuss terms with the midfielder at the end of the season.Guendouzi is currently on the £40,000-a-week deal offered when he joined from French second division side FC Lorient in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Arsenal set date for Matteo Guendouzi contract talks to secure midfielder’s future Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 12 Feb 2020 4:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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​Dutch government announces new financial assessment framework

first_imgThe Dutch government has unveiled a new financial assessment framework (FTK) for pensions that is much less ambitious than originally planned and mainly corrects widely criticised elements of the current system.Pension funds will have more time to implement the new FTK than originally envisaged and be permitted to apply the existing FTK to determine the contribution rates and indexation for 2015, even though officially the new FTK takes effect as per 1 January 2015.Funds will have until 1 July 2015 to meet the requirements of actuarial rules for financial crisis planning, investment and indexation policy.Those with a shortfall will have an extension of three months to submit a recovery plan. However, pension funds must still apply the amended ultimate forward rate (UFR) and the new parameters for calculations for the Dutch regulator, the DNB, by the beginning of 2015.Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for Social Affairs and Labour, announced the changes in a letter to Parliament outlining the implementation of the new FTK legislative proposal.The Cabinet approved the changes on 20 June.The government has shied away from a wide-ranging reform of the FTK and instead focused on light-touch amendments.Among other changes, funds may spread the impact of financial shocks over a longer period.There will also be clear rules regarding indexation, and the impact of market volatility will be dampened.Also, buffer requirements have been raised, and schemes must outline ahead of time how they intend to deal with windfalls or setbacks they might encounter in future.The Council of State, in its advice on the impact of the proposal, said it “merely amends the existing FTK within the current framework of a nominal pension contract to make the management of pension assets more stable and contribute to a more equitable distribution of risks among the affected groups … in the management of assets”.The Council of State emphasised that the FTK proposals were independent of a wide-ranging consultation exercise on the future of the Dutch pension system, which has just been started.last_img read more

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Woman, 33, electrocuted

first_imgILOILO City – A woman got electrocutedin Barangay Aripdip, San Rafael, Iloilo. The 33-year-old resident Jane Nobelodied, a police report showed. Officers of the San Rafael policestation ruled out foul play in the incident./PNcenter_img Police investigators said the victim accidentallytouch an exposed live wire inside their house around 10:30 a.m. on Monday. last_img

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Gilchrist backs Paine as Australia’s Test captain and keeper

first_imgAdam Gilchrist believes Tim Paine is still the best available wicketkeeper and captain for Australia’s Test team.Paine’s batting form in the Ashes – one fifty from ten innings at an average of 20 – has led to concerns about whether he merits selection in Australia’s first-choice Test XI, with Alex Carey waiting in the wings. Gilchrist’s comments echoed those of Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts, who unequivocally backed Paine to “continue leading from the front the way he has done so far”.Speaking at an event in Mumbai, Gilchrist rated Paine as being “on par with anyone in the world as gloveman”, and said he has done a “wonderful job [as captain]” since he took over from Steven Smith after the events in Newlands.“[If you look at] what he took on, when he took it on, he in partnership with [coach] Justin [Langer] and all the players have done a remarkable job over the past 12 months to just get a nice, stable balance back. I can’t see any rush to push him out, as long as he’s still performing, like we all had to, to stay in the team. Like every other player, he’s got a hold of his spot in the team as being selected as the best available option for that player type. I think he’s doing a wonderful job [as captain].”Gilchrist, who works as a Fox Cricket commentator, is also a notable mentor for Carey, who recently spoke to ESPNcricinfo about their relationship: “I’m fortunate enough to have a good relationship with him now and I guess through the Big Bash it probably started with him as a commentator and myself getting into the Strikers team. It developed from that. The funny thing with Gilly and I, we don’t really talk a lot about cricket when we catch up, which I think is a good thing as well. We have a great relationship away from the game, talking about footy, talking about family, rather than the skill sets on the field.”Australia have had an unbeaten start to their home summer, winning all four of their T20Is so far, as they build up to the first-ever T20 World Cup on Australian soil, the only global tournament the men’s side haven’t won yet. Gilchrist is backing them to “start as one of the favourite teams” playing at home, “even though 12 months is a long time [and things can change]”. Asked to stick his neck out and predict a winner, he named “the usual suspects like India, England, Australia and New Zealand”, the same four sides from this year’s 50-over World Cup to make it to the semi-finals.“I think Australia are really well placed seeing how they’ve started the summer. They love the conditions, they play well in the bigger grounds. We’ve got everyone available now and probably for the first time, Australia are looking to pick their best XI regularly [for bilaterals] rather than just for the World Cups. They’re probably still working out whether they should play two spin bowlers or one spinner with a batting allrounder like Mitch Marsh or [Marcus] Stoinis.“Ashton Agar is doing a really good job, and if you look at all the successful bowlers in T20 around the world, they’re all spinners. Nine out of the top ten I think are spinners”. Australia have one of their own spinners, Adam Zampa, among the top ten, and Gilchrist is optimistic of their chances given “they’ve got a really well balanced squad” and “have time to work out” their ideal combination for the World Cup”.(ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

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Advocate against abuse, former quarterback warns public to await facts regarding Fine allegations

first_img Published on November 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Comments Don McPherson got to know Bernie Fine well as a member of the Syracuse athletics family. But McPherson, the former SU quarterback who has spent more than 20 years speaking out against social issues such as sexual abuse, said his thoughts are a little jaded.  McPherson said his viewpoint is clouded by the fact that he is familiar with the issues being brought up. ‘It’s not a matter of being surprised, it’s a matter of being saddened by it. … This isn’t a normal case because it’s Bernie Fine, and it’s attached to a major national media story,’ McPherson said. McPherson played for Syracuse from 1983-87, starting at quarterback for the Orangemen in his final three seasons. In 1987, he won the Maxwell Award as the college football player of the year and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text In his post-football career, McPherson has devoted himself to help boost awareness on critical social issues. He said he’s been traveling the country during the past couple of weeks since the news broke about Pennsylvania State University’s child sex abuse case.  After the Penn State scandal, McPherson said he isn’t shocked, but he’s withholding judgment on the case. He said people should be careful to listen for facts and not speculation.  He knows Fine, but said Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, the two former ball boys making the molestation accusations against Fine should be heard, respected and trusted because they have made serious claims. ‘Unfortunately, now Bernie’s name is going to forever be linked to a sex abuse accusation,’ McPherson said. ‘And again, if he’s innocent of that, it’s a tragedy. And if he’s guilty of that, it’s a bigger tragedy. So there’s nothing good out of this story.’ Like with Penn State, McPherson said the general public only looks into these uncomfortable issues when they come up against other things that it cares about. Child sexual abuse is an issue that is always around, but the conversations are happening more because it’s affecting sports. McPherson said conversations about preventing child sex abuse have to continue after these events go away to stop them from happening. ‘They become news stories and they survive a news cycle and then we tend not to have the real hard conversations, the difficult conversations that lead toward prevention,’ McPherson said. ‘And that’s, unfortunately as long as we’re talking about Penn State University and Syracuse University as the stories behind this behavior, and not sexual abuse and why it happens and how we can recognize it, how we can help kids. ‘As long as we talk about Jerry Sandusky as a monster and not as a human being who we need to really understand and help other people understand how to protect themselves, then it’s going to continue to happen.’ mcooperj@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Michigan successfully cracks Syracuse zone in 1st half

first_imgATLANTA — The defense that stifled four previous teams in the NCAA Tournament wasn’t there. Michigan became the first team to adequately crack Syracuse’s 2-3 zone, working the ball inside, then back out to the arc for open shots and critical 3-pointers.The Orange’s slow start on defense was uncharacteristic for a team that pummeled its way through the tournament with its zone. But against the Wolverines in the Final Four, one win away from the national championship, Syracuse’s intensity on defense lessened.“I think our energy was a little bit low,” SU guard Brandon Triche said. “We needed to be more active and we weren’t. I think that was the biggest thing.”Michigan shot 44.8 percent in the first half, and went 35.3 percent from the perimeter in that stretch. The Wolverines broke through Syracuse’s zone and nailed big shots that resulted from ample open looks. By the time the Orange’s defense returned to form it was too late. Its slow start defensively gave Michigan enough of a chance to pull out the 61-56 win over Syracuse on Saturday night in the Georgia Dome to advance to the national championship.The Orange’s zone is stifling not only for its incredible length, but also because of how the players move within the zone. They quickly anticipate where passes are going to go, and immediately get their hands into the passing lanes to get steals or force turnovers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the Wolverines committed only 10 in the entire game, and a remarkable two in the first half. Michigan managed to do what every other one of Syracuse’s opponents hadn’t in the tournament.In the Elite Eight, Marquette committed 14 turnovers. Indiana made 19 in the Sweet 16. Michigan point guard Trey Burke said Syracuse is “magnificent” in the zone, and said it was tough to get the ball into the middle. Regardless, the Wolverines took care of the ball, and that was a major difference in the game.“They pride themselves on deflection. We just tried to be as careful as possible,” Burke said. “We know they strive off of turnovers. They do a good job of turning turnovers into touchdowns.”Syracuse made defensive adjustments coming out of halftime. Perhaps its most significant change was that it left Michigan big man Mitch McGary open in the high post to let him take jumpers. That let the Orange defend on the arc to take away his passing options.In the first half, McGary was 2-of-3, but in the second, he was only 2-of-5. Syracuse allowed him to hit a couple if it meant taking away any open 3-pointers.As a team, Michigan also struggled in the second half. The Wolverines shot only 33.3 percent from the field, and 28.6 percent from the arc.Syracuse’s lack of defensive activity in the first half, though, allowed Michigan to build an 11-point lead. By the time the Orange’s zone defense looked like the same one that had tormented opponents through the tournament, it was too late.With SU’s offense struggling, the slow start defensively hurt the Orange badly.Said forward James Southerland: “We just got off to a slow start.” Comments Published on April 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Related Stories LOST IN THE MOMENT: Familiar poor shooting dooms Orange 61-56 in Final Four loss to MichiganCohen: Triche, Southerland leave Syracuse with mixed legaciesFair provides Syracuse with another remarkable performance in season-ending loss to MichiganDespite size advantage, Syracuse dominated on glass in loss to MichiganGallery: Syracuse takes on Michigan in the Final Four in Atlantacenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Play stoppages disrupt Syracuse’s offense in 30-23 loss to Middle Tennessee State

first_img Published on September 9, 2017 at 10:57 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Eric Dungey stood at the Middle Tennessee State 39-yard-line, ready to take the snap coming out of a timeout. The game was on the line. Syracuse was facing a fourth-and-2 with 1:15 left, down by seven.Fans around Dungey showered the field with boos on what was, at that point, the biggest play of the game. MTSU defensive backs Mike Minter Jr. and Jovante Moffat were jumping up and down, almost coaxing the fans on.SU had run three quick plays before to get them to this spot. The timeout was called because, before the fourth-down snap, trainers needed to evaluate a Blue Raiders lying on the ground.It happened several times throughout the game. SU would get plays off quickly, and then an MTSU defender would go down, needing to be looked at. It was clear from the fans boos that they thought some of the injuries weren’t genuine. They weren’t the only ones.When Syracuse wide receiver Ervin Philips was asked if he thought MTSU faked some of the injuries, he immediately said, “Oh yeah.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (1-1) is known for running lots of plays and moving quickly on offense. On Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, the team ran 93 plays, 10th-most all time and the sixth time under head coach Dino Babers that the team has run at least 90 plays. Syracuse moved the ball ineffectively on offense, blew several opportunities in the red zone and seemed stymied by blitz packages from MTSU defensive coordinator and former head SU coach Scott Shafer. But its momentum also got stalled every time a defender went down with an injury.“I feel like if they did fake or not, it happened and it worked out in their benefit,” wide receiver Steve Ishmael said. “I can’t really say if they were faking or not.”Throughout the game, as it has since Babers came to Syracuse, the offense tried to wear down an opponent with speed. SU was facing a third-and-2 late in the second quarter after quarterback Eric Dungey connected with Ishmael for a gain of nine. Fullback Chris Elmore came on quickly for Philips. MTSU tried to swap out personnel to match Syracuse, but Dungey called for the hike before the Blue Raider defender could get off the field, drawing an illegal substitution penalty.But perhaps a half-dozen times, when a player went down, the whistle was blown and play stopped. Most of the time, it happened as the offense was already lined up, ready to take the next snap.“It seemed like every time it was in a crucial situation,” Dungey said of when a Blue Raider went down. “That’s a tough question (on whether or not MTSU was faking the injuries), because you don’t know if they’re actually hurt or not. That’s a question for them, honestly.”The MTSU postgame press conference was held at the same time as the Syracuse one. Therefore, The Daily Orange did not get to ask Middle Tennessee State players about this matter.Safety Jordan Martin said that he didn’t notice when most of the injuries happened, because when the SU offense was on the field he was busy trying to get ready for the next defensive series. He did hear the boos coming from the crowd.Martin, a Toledo transfer, said that while he’d never been told before to fake an injury in a game, he’d heard that it’s a tactic other teams sometimes employ. He did say that some players will also cramp up at times when a game is moving quickly, the way that SU’s offense likes to operate.Defenders falling to the turf and stalling the offense happened to SU a few times last year too, although never to this extent. But this defense was led by Shafer, though Ishmael and Philips didn’t seem bothered by that. But in a close loss, the Orange found it “frustrating,” as Philips said, at how frequently play stopped.“I hope they’re not faking injuries,” Dungey said, shaking his head. “Because that’s just unheard of.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Klay Thompson says there was ‘never any doubt’ about re-signing with Warriors

first_img NBA free agency news: Enes Kanter signs 2-year deal with Celtics According to multiple reports, including The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle, the Golden State sharpshooter agreed to a 5-year, $190 million deal with the team.Thompson confirmed that the next day by posting a clip from the movie, Wolf of Wall Street, that had an explicit message fitting Thompson’s mood. Thompson’s caption read: “There was never a doubt.” Related News However, the five-time All-Star’s 2018-19 season came to a disastrous end when he suffered a torn ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors.Thompson is expected to miss most, if not all, of next season. Warning: Content in the video might be offensive to some viewers. View this post on Instagramcenter_img Mood (there was never a doubt) #warrior4lifeA post shared by Klay Thompson (@klaythompson) on Jul 1, 2019 at 12:27pm PDTThe 29-year-old star has been planning to stay with the organization but was ready to explore other options if Golden State did not offer him a max contract.Thompson finished the season averaging 21.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 78 games. He’s been a consistent offensive presence for the Warriors, knocking down 41.9 percent of his 3-point attempts over his eight-year career. Klay Thompson was never going anywhere.The Warriors star said as much Monday on Instagram as he reacted to the maximum contract he was offered when free agency began Sunday. Warriors CEO after Kevin Durant’s departure: ‘No player will ever wear No. 35 for the Warriors again’last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Aug. 11- Aug. 18, 2014

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following are the Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings for Aug. 11 to Aug. 18, 2014 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 08/11/2014 thru 08/18/2014  Lovatto,David53Dever COI-35 mp 18 Wellington KSKHPDWS8/16/14 Bodner, Joshus A24Wichita, KS.1320 East Michigan Apt E Wellington, KsWPDCriminal Trespass, Possession of Parphernalia, Possession of Depressant8/12/14 Larson, Amanda J.36Mulvane, Ks.600 Blk., N. Logan, Belle Plaine Ks.B.P.P.D.D.U.I.8/17/14 Hand Catherine22Wichtia KSI-35 MP 21 Wellington KSKHPDUI8/17/14 Koehn, Lisa M.33Wellington, Ks502 N. Washington, Wellington, KSKHPProbation Violation8/14/14 Plummer, Patrick F.62Cypress, TXNB I-35 Milepost 16 Wellington KSKHPDUI8/13/14 Howe, Danielle R.26Wichita, KS.U-160 and Iowa St. Oxford, KSSUSOPossession of Stimulants, Possession of Paraphanelia, DWS, No Insurance, Reckless Driving8/14/14 Pierri, Chris D.29Oklahoma City, OK.I-35, mp #16KHPD.W.S.8/17/14 Dennis, Timoghty R.42Wichita, KS.Harvey County JailSUCOWarrant 10CR227 for F.T.A.8/12/14 Melton, Brian L.21Wichita, KS.1400 E. K-55 Highway, Sumner CountySUCOFelony poss. of Drugs and D.U.I.8/17/14 Jeffery, Clinton E.22Wellington, Ks9301 S US 81 Haysville KSWPDConspiracy, Agg Burlgary8/14/14 Bodner, Joshus A24Wellington, Ks9300 S US 81 Haysville KSWPDAgg Burglary, Theft, DWS8/14/14 Lopez, Damian F.18Wichita, KS.Sumner County JailSUCOBattery L.E.O X2 and Assault8/17/14 Dwyer, Michael T.28Wellington, Ks804 S C Wellington, KSWPDCriminal Damage to Property8/14/14 Veasey,Wayne36ST.Paul MNI-35 mp 12 Wellington KSKHPDWS8/16/14 Graves,Trent22Norman OK309 E Licoln Street Wellington KSWPDBurglary8/17/14         O’neal Melissa46Wellington Ks.1500 N A st Wellington KSWPDPossession of Para8/16/14 Stonehocker, Jack L52Wellington, Ks1912 North Madison LnWPDDisorderly Conduct8/12/14 Shivers, Bryce R.28Emporia, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation8/13/14 Dunn, Samantha K.23Wellington, KsWellington Police Dept’WPDCriminall Damage to Property and Disordely Conduct8/15/14 Harge,Eric34Ark City KS1400 N k-15 Mulvane KSMPDDWS8/17/14 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrestlast_img read more

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