Tag: 上海高级伴游

CATEGORIES:

first_imgAt the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship in Williams Lake, where after 3 rounds local golfer Kirby Dreher remains in the lead with an impressive 12 under total. Going into the fourth round she has a 2 shot lead on Kira Meixer, and the two of them are well a head of the pack as third place Anica Yoo is sitting at 3 under.the Women have one more round to play at Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club tomorrow.- Advertisement –last_img

Read More
CATEGORIES:

first_imgGERMAN FOOD and retail giant Lidl has applied for planning permission to build extensions to three of its stores in the county.The company wants to add single storey extensions to shops in Milford, Ballybofey and Bundoran – all three will be 133 square metres in size and include parking extensions.It’s thought there will be objections to the extensions from existing businesses in all three towns. Anyone wishing to object needs to do so within five weeks.The company has successfully developed across Ireland with 109 stores now – and has managed to grab a large share of the Donegal retail market through aggressive low prices and quirky offers.Ballybofey, Milford and Bundoran have been successful and Lidl wants to expand to cope with demand.LIDL APPLY FOR HUGE EXTENSIONS TO STORES IN BUNDORAN, BALLYBOFEY AND MILFORD was last modified: December 17th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Read More
CATEGORIES:

Just when you thought competitive balance in the NBA couldn’t be worse, the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors swooped in Monday night, stole the thunder from LeBron James’s coronation in Los Angeles and signed DeMarcus Cousins (the best big man still available in free agency) for well below market value. Now, what already felt like the biggest foregone conclusion in sports — yet another Warriors championship — seems even less in doubt, somehow.Doesn’t the NBA have an incredibly complex set of salary-cap rules to prevent this kind of thing from happening? In theory, yes. But from Kevin Durant’s discount contract to Klay Thompson’s talk1Which his father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson, later downplayed. of leaving millions on the table to remain with Golden State (not to mention the coups the team scored with veterans like David West), the Warriors have a long history of convincing stars to take less money for the sake of the dynasty. Cousins is just the latest example — and maybe the most shocking, since he signed for less than Aron Baynes, Marco Belinelli or Mario Hezonja will reportedly make next season.The Warriors were able to sign Cousins as a free agent despite being tens of millions of dollars over the cap thanks to one of the NBA’s many salary-cap loopholes: in this case, the mid-level exception, or MLE. The MLE comes in several different varieties depending on how far past the cap a team’s payroll is, but the Warriors used the so-called taxpayer MLE to give Cousins his $5.3 million next season. It’s all legal, at least according to the letter of the salary cap rules. (As for the spirit? Not so much.)The MLE was introduced in the NBA’s 1999 collective bargaining agreement as a way for capped-out contenders to still be able to add quality role players in support of their stars. Perhaps the best examples of the MLE working as originally intended are Shane Battier, who joined the Miami Heat in 2011 and played a vital role on two title squads, and Shaun Livingston, who signed with the Warriors before the first of their three championship runs over the next four years. Those are the kind of guys who are supposed to be available via the mid-level exception — solid players, not stars.Cousins, however, is much, much better than your typical MLE pickup. Sure, there are questions about how he’ll fit on Golden State’s roster. But he also made the All-NBA second team as recently as 2016, and has generated 11.2 points of value over replacement player (VORP) — worth roughly 30 wins — over the previous three seasons according to Basketball-Reference.com, a tally that ranks tied for 16th best in basketball during that span.Using archives of Basketball-Reference’s database of contracts going back to the 2012-13 season, I identified 175 instances of the MLE (or one of its variants, including the taxpayer/“mini” mid-level and the so-called “room exception”) being used to sign a player in recent years, prior to the summer of 2018. In that group, the average MLE signee had generated 1.2 VORP in the three seasons leading up to his contract — meaning Cousins was worth about 27 more wins (!) than the typical MLE-worthy player in the years before signing his new contract. No other MLE pickup in our data set was even remotely close to as valuable going into his new deal as Cousins was: It’s probably clear by now just what a steal Cousins is at $5.3 million, but here’s one more note: Our CARMELO projection system, which spits out fair dollar values for every player’s production, thinks Cousins should be worth about $46.1 million next season. The NBA’s maximum salary rules preclude him from getting quite so much, of course, but he still figures to be worth far more than the mid-level pittance Golden State is doling out for his services.From Cousins’s perspective, it does make some sense to cut this particular deal. He’s coming off a major injury last season, and he may not be available to the Warriors until after the 2018-19 season begins. The Pelicans’ unexpected surge without him during the playoffs reinforced old questions about Cousins’ ability to win, and the market for bigs was looking cash-poor anyway this summer, with the repercussions of 2016’s wild spending spree crashing down on teams’ cap and luxury-tax budgets. According to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, Cousins didn’t receive any “significant” contract offers when free agency opened up. So instead, Cousins is gambling that he can fit in with the Warriors’ legendarily unselfish group for a year, produce solid numbers, ease back into health, win a ring — and in the process, ditch his longtime label as a me-first malcontent. If all goes according to plan, he’ll be due for a much bigger payday next summer than he could’ve gotten had he played the normal free-agent game this summer.But even if things work out well for Cousins, it will have meant dealing another blow to whatever competitive balance is left in the league. For a brief while, things seemed to be taking a turn toward increased excitement: The Rockets spent a season suggesting the Warriors weren’t as unbeatable as they seem — coming within a Chris Paul injury and some historically cold shooting of possibly proving it in the playoffs — and James is just starting to form his own Western Conference challenger in LA. But then, Golden State strengthened their grip on the NBA with another deal that turned the salary cap’s rules against their own underlying purpose. The Warriors proved once again that the most exciting time on the pro basketball calendar is during the summer free-agent frenzy — when no games are played, but the fate of the following season is sealed. read more

Read More
CATEGORIES:

first_imgNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez insists nothing has changed despite having a meeting with club owner Mike Ashley.Ashley met the former Real Madrid manager at St. James Park following last weekend’s 3-0 home win against Cardiff City.Benitez, who has refused to talk about potential addictions during this transfer window since admitting he was concerned after the Magpies loss to Liverpool last month, wouldn’t reveal much about his meeting with Ashley, who has been pushing the manager to sign a new contract for the past 12 months.However, the 58-year-old, who is expected to leave the club in the summer when his contract expires if the club refuse to invest in the squad, says the situation has not changed.Asked if he was happier after speaking to Ashley, Benitez said: “I’m exactly the same.”“I don’t need to talk about what we were talking about, because it was a private conversation.”“But, more or less, we’re in the same situation. We have to wait.”Steve Bruce: “Hopefully that’ll shut a few people up for a little bit” Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has expressed his delight at his side’s shock 1-0 away victory to Tottenham HotspursTyne-side boss Steve Bruce praised his staff…Asked by the Gazette if he was still worried, Benitez said:“We are where we are, so we will see.”Ashley, who put Newcastle up for sale 18 months ago, congratulated Benitez and the players on the Cardiff win.The result lifted the club out of the Premier League’s relegation zone.“We had a good conversation,” said Benitez.”“We were talking about Cardiff, the three points and everything. It’s fine, but still we are where we are.”last_img read more

Read More
CATEGORIES:

first_imgKolkata: Some villagers at Howrah’s Uluberia fell ill after inhaling poisonous gas which leaked from a container.The incident triggered tension among locals. The gas container was kept inside a chemical go-down in Palora area of Uluberia on Sunday morning. Locals told the police that the gas container was taken to the go-down by a truck. The gas container was kept outside the go-down when it started leaking.Some of the locals felt a burning sensation in their eyes and complained serious respiratory distress following the incident. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAfter being informed, police and fire brigade officials reached the spot. The police cordoned off the entire area. Senior police officers also reached the spot immediately. The fire personnel faced difficulties to reach up to the gas container due to pungent smell of the gas. A fire person also fell ill. The fire personnel later put on masks and took the gas container at a deserted place and brought the situation under control.Locals, however, alleged that fire personnel reached the spot late. The fire brigade officials initially tried to identify the leakage. After identifying the leakage, they started repairing it. A senior fire department official said leakage might have been caused when it was put on the ground from the truck or during transportation. According to preliminary investigation, the fire officials suspect that it could be Benjamin cyanide. Police held the owner of the chemical go-down for interrogation.last_img read more

Read More
CATEGORIES:

first_imgNew Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday condoled the demise of former union minister George Fernandes, saying he was a much admired trade union leader. The former defence minister passed away here on Tuesday morning. Fernandes was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, he contracted swine flu, family sources said “Very saddened at the passing away of former Defence Minister and much admired trade unionist, George Fernandes Ji. I have known him for decades. My condolences to his family and admirers,” the Trinamool Congress leader tweeted.last_img

Read More
CATEGORIES:

first_imgMarch 21, 2013 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. As more business owners utilize technology such as cloud computing and mobile devices and apps, the risk of hackers accessing money and sensitive business data becomes more real. The House Committee on Small Business addressed this issue today during a special hearing called, “Protecting Small Businesses Against Emerging and Complex Cyber-Attacks.””Small businesses generally have fewer resources available to monitor and combat cyber threats, making them easy targets for expert criminals,” said Chris Collins, chairman of the House’s Subcommittee on Health and Technology. “In addition, many of these firms have a false sense of security and believe they are immune from a possible cyber-attack.”The committee heard testimony from a number of professionals from the tech industry on how and why cyber security is just as much a danger for small companies as it is for larger ones. Here are three security tips that were offered as part of the testimony:Related: Is Your Business Ready for Cyber War?1. Create a written security policy for employees.When it comes to cyber security, one of the biggest problems is the lack of education among small-business owners and their employees, Collins said.Business owners and their IT departments need to stay up-to-date on issues relating to cyber security threats and should create a written security policy for employees, suggested Dan Shapero, founder of Laguna Beach, Calif.-based pay-as-you-go digital marketing firm ClikCloud. In it, determine whether employees should be allowed to have personal data on business devices, he said. Conversely, figure out whether business data should be permitted on their personal devices and what to do in case a device is lost or stolen.Then, share the document with employees and make certain that they understand what to do and why cyber security is vital, Shapero said.2. Use stronger passwords.This might seem like a no-brainer to some, but business owners have been “dumb” about creating smart passwords, said William Weber, senior vice president and general counsel at Cbeyond, an Atlanta-based telecommunications and IT company. If your password is a common word, or something that can be guessed based on public information, consider changing it to something more difficult to crack.Related: 8 Steps to Creating Stronger PasswordsWeber told a story about how one of his small-business clients used the name of his college mascot as his bank password. Hackers figured out the password and removed $40,000 from his account. Business owners should create passwords that are at least 12 characters long and contain upper and lower case letters, as well as numbers and special characters, Weber said.Also, avoid using the same password across multiple accounts, recommended Justin Freeman, corporate counsel at San Antonio, Texas-based IT hosting company Rackspace. The more passwords between hackers and your data or money, the better, he said.3. Encrypt your data.You can’t always keep hackers out of your computer systems, so take steps to protect the data contained within those systems, Freeman said. That’s where encryption comes in. Disk encryption tools come standard on most operating systems, including BitLocker for Windows PCs and FileVault for Macs. These programs essentially convert the data on your systems into unreadable code that isn’t easily deciphered by hackers.Related: Google’s New Portal Provides Help for Hacked Sitescenter_img Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

Read More
CATEGORIES:

first_img A few months ago, our kids’ school district, one of the largest in South Carolina, was hit with a virus that spread “ransomware,” a malicious software designed to block computer systems by encrypting the data in which the attackers gain access. Unlike other types of malware that attempt to steal data, ransomware is unique in that it simply blocks access to systems or files until a ransom is paid.Networks typically become compromised because of poor cyber security practices and “phishing” scams, where an attacker tricks a user into opening a phishing email and visiting a phishing website. Once done, the user unknowingly downloads a piece of malware software, and the attacker expands from there to explore resources and, in enterprises, may attempt to move laterally to explore the network and encrypt shared and network drives.Related: Ready, Set, Hack: Pentagon Invites Hackers to Break Into its Computer SystemsEventually, our school district capitulated to the demands of the attackers and paid the ransom demands  of $10,000, and all data was returned and restored — albeit with a heightened sense of security and importance. Our school district got off cheap compared to other organizations, however, such as a New Jersey school district that recently had its network system infected with ransomware with the demand of $124,000 in Bitcoins.I can tell you with a high level of certainty that my high school grades were never worth that much.According to numerous industry reports, ransomware attacks are becoming more common every day, doubling in number between 2014 and 2015 according the Symantec Internet Threat Report. And the trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, and moreover, authorities have no solid strategy for stopping them. In fact, currently the FBI recommends companies to pay the ransom if they ever want their data restored.The future in this regard does not look bright when the FBI throws its arms up in defeat.Making the matter worse is the evolving sophistication in these attacks, as a new and emerging innovation called “ransomware-as-a-service” (RaaS) starts to take root. According to Business Insider, “(RaaS) is a variant of ransomware designed to be user-friendly and… deployed by anyone with little cyber know-how. These agents simply download the virus either for free or a nominal fee, set a ransom and payment deadline and attempt to trick someone into infecting his or her computer. If the victim pays up, the original software author gets a cut — around five to 20 percent — and the rest goes to the party who deployed the attack (called the ‘script kiddie’).”In January 2016, researchers identified a new RaaS called Ransomware32, complete with a user-friendly dashboard to track income statistics and manage individual attacks while also removing most of the the upfront costs and technical barriers. This kind of RaaS trend is making ransomware accessible to the least technical hackers.As terrible as RaaS sounds, it still sounds better than multi-level marketing.Unfortunately, many enterprise IT teams focus on efficient management of networks and privileges rather than designing networks that can contain the damage of a breach or ransomware attack. And while any technique an enterprise uses to avoid phishing scams will help avoid getting ransomware, there is no way to guarantee that an enterprise can avoid infection altogether.WEI is one company that has been studying the evolution of ransomware and providing cutting-edge technology tools to businesses. They suggest that, as an additional prevention, every enterprise consider how to contain, rather than just prevent, a ransomware breach with network segmentation in addition to other strategies.Related: Adobe Issues Emergency Update to Flash After Ransomware AttacksIn part, network segmentation limits the volume of resources that an attacker can access by logically grouping network assets, resources and applications together into compartmentalized areas called segments and allowing only approved types of communication in and out of the segment. Segments that are physically separated from other segments and have no established link to allow interaction are known as segregated.For example, devices involved with financial transactions should be fully segregated both logically and physically from devices that can surf the web.The objective with security-minded network segmentation is to ensure that attackers have access to as few digital resources as possible. This technique will also help contain the potential damage from other types of cyber attacks.Since departments and teams have different access needs, an enterprise should divide a network into segments and then controls each segment’s communication to the outside world. In addition, the enterprise should control communication between segments of the same network. With limited access between segments, an attacker’s movement to another segment is either stopped or slowed enough to allow monitoring tools to alert enterprise staff to the intrusion before massive harm is done.To secure a segment containing sensitive information or data, an enterprise would simply prevent all communication and physical access, including but not limited to emails, websites, file sharing, cloud services and any external devices such as storage or mobile devices that have both external access and access to the network.Failing to segment properly creates what is described as an “egg network,” or a network that, like an egg, has a “strong perimeter surrounded by their soft, gooey, defenseless (data) yolks.” Such organizations have false confidence in outward facing firewalls and other tools that protect the network’s external perimeter while liberally allowing internal communication between network segments. An attacker who stumbles into such liberal access would be able to block and ransom large volumes of enterprise electronic resources.Enterprise IT teams should also consider their network backup strategy. “The best line of defense against any ransomware is to have backed up your machines yesterday,” says Kaspersky Labs. “Some ransomware variants are smart enough to also encrypt every backup they are able to locate, including those residing on network shares. That is why it is important to make ‘cold’ backups (read and write only, no delete / full control access) that cannot be deleted by the ransomware.”Related: 1 in 5 Companies Had a Security Breach, New Study SaysIn the end, enterprises should ensure that their approach to network management reaches beyond efficiency and considers how best to leverage segmentation to thwart attackers and limit damage. Enterprises should confirm that staff members who are responsible for segmentation truly understand the security implications of the segmentation architecture. And business areas that are responsible for selecting software should draw security and IT resources into the decision-making process before a solution is selected and ensure that the vendor’s implementation team has a strong background in the security of the software being purchased. 6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global April 21, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Read More