In case of overflow attendance at the Feb. 3 lecture of deep-sea explorer Robert D. Ballard, a live video link will be set up in the University Memorial Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.Ballard, who discovered the sunken Titanic, the Bismarck and the Yorktown, will give a free illustrated lecture on “Deep Sea Explorations” at 8 p.m. in Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus. The public is invited to attend and no tickets or advance reservations are required for the 34th George Gamow Memorial Lecture.The doors to Macky Auditorium will open at 7:30 p.m. but seating is limited to 2,000 people. In case of overflow attendance, a live video link of Ballard’s lecture will be presented in the Glenn Miller Ballroom of the University Memorial Center.Following the lecture, the public is invited to a free reception for Ballard in the British Studies Room of Norlin Library, located on the fifth floor of the library’s west side.Parking will be available at the Euclid Autopark next to the University Memorial Center for $1.25. From Denver take Highway 36 to the Baseline Road exit, turn left on Baseline, right on Broadway and right again at the second traffic light, onto Euclid. The parking structure is located one-half block down Euclid on the left.Parking for the disabled will be available in lot 380 near Macky Auditorium and attendants will be on duty. People who need parking assistance should call in advance.For information call 303-492-6431. Published: Feb. 1, 1999 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
MACAU – Ian Poulter played like a golfer returning from a four-month break on Friday, losing his first-round lead and slipping into a share for 11th at the halfway mark of the Macau Open after carding a 2-over 73 in the second round. Anirban Lahiri overcame an early triple-bogey on the par-5 12th to move into a five-way share of the lead at 8-under 134 with a 68 in the second round. Scott Vincent’s 64 was the lowest score on Friday at the par-71 Macau Golf and Country Club, and he joined 2014 champion Lahiri, Chikkarangappa (65), Sutijet Kooratanappisan (66) and Kalem Richardson (67) in the lead heading into the weekend. ”Obviously not the start I was looking for but I was confident if I could claw myself back, I could put a score together,” said Lahiri, who recovered with five birdies and an eagle. ”I’m still a bit disappointed I didn’t birdie one of the last three holes. However, I’m happy to keep myself in it.” Carlos Pigem, who had a share of the first-round lead with Poulter, followed his opening 64 with an even-par 71 to slip into sixth. After opening with a 64 on Thursday – his first competitive round since missing the cut at Colonial – Poulter had a double-bogey 7 at the 12th and three more bogeys in the second round, but made some ground back with three birdies as he slipped to a 73. Poulter was coming off 14 weeks on the sidelines because of an arthritic joint in his right foot, although he remained involved as a non-playing vice captain for Europe in its Ryder Cup loss to the United States. Darren Clarke, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain, missed the halfway cut, following up his opening 74 with a marginally improved 73.
Linkedin Twitter Nuclear Facebook Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale TAGSExelon Exelon Nuclear sets nuclear generation record in 2013 New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants The 10 power plants located in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey produced 134 million net megawatt-hours of electricity, the highest annual production ever for the company. The new record beat the previous one set in 2007 by 1.6 million MWh. Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Exelon Nuclear, a unit of Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), produced an all-time high amount of nuclear power in three states in 2013. 1.27.2014 The fleet operated at a 94.1 percent capacity factor. By comparison, the industry average capacity factor in 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, was 89.1 percent. Previous articleSolar energy-related jobs grew by 23,000 in 2013Next articleBoston-based solar power company going out of business chloecox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Linkedin By chloecox – No posts to display
Share 81 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! CoronavirusLocalNews The First Batch of Medical Supplies from China Reaches Dominica by: – April 4, 2020 Share On April 4, the Handover Ceremony of Medical Supplies donated by China to Dominica was held at the China-Dominica Friendship Hospital and attended by Hon. Kenneth Darroux, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and Diaspora Relations, Hon. Irving McIntyre, Minister of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment as well as H.E. Lu Kun, Chinese Ambassador to Dominica.During speeches, Ambassador Lu said that China always stands with and supports of Dominica, especially in the difficult times. The two Ministers thanked China for its medical aid and spoke highly of the bilateral relations.On the afternoon of April 3, the first batch of medical supplies from China arrived in China-Dominica Friendship Hospital. Provided by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation, these supplies, including 1,536 nucleic acid test kits and 30,000 surgical masks, will be used for COVID-19 epidemic containment efforts in Dominica.China and Dominica are good friends. When the epidemic was taking heavy toll in China, the Dominican government and people stood in solidarity with China in its disease control efforts. Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit spoke in Parliament supporting China and headed all Cabinet members to the Chinese Embassy to express solidarity for China. Despite difficulties, the Dominican government managed to donate masks to China. Leader of Dominica United Workers’ Party Hon. Lennox Linton and other people from all sectors of Dominican society also expressed their support.Reciprocating an act of kindness is a fine tradition of the Chinese nation. Though still in huge demand for medical materials, China has managed to make the donation to Dominica in a short period of time, fully demonstrating the deep friendship between the two countries. China wishes to enhance cooperation with Dominica in the fight against the epidemic and further strengthen China-Dominica relations and the friendship between the two peoples.More medical supplies donated by the Chinese Government and Embassy including 15 ventilators, N95 surgical masks, medical protective clothing, goggles, disposable medical gloves, disposable medical boot covers and forehead thermometers will also come soon.– / 6 Tweet Share
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Nelson opened with a 10-4 win over Castlegar Steelers followed by a narrow 10-9 win over Castlegar Royals.The Brewers then outlasted the Castlegar Raptors 12-7 to conclude the round robin draw with a 3-0 record.In the semi finals, Nelson edged the Raptors again, this time by a 6-4 score.The team includes, Moss Beattie, Gavin Franklin, Levi Konken,Sebastien Conne Correnti, Cash Nay, Gunnar Evenson, Larson Proctor, Cohen Wolbaum, Connor Peters, Austin Shrieves and Dax Dewar. Coaches are Kevin Dewar and assistant Jordan Konken.The Brewers, undefeated on the season at 12-0, play the Trail BlueJays Wednesday in Beaver Valley. Dewars Brewers had the offence running on all cylinders, putting up 10 runs during a 10-8 victory over Trail Mariners in Castlegar Sunfest Minor Division Baseball Tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.The win was the fifth of the tournament for the Brewers.
Adrien Rabiot in action for France Under-21s 1 Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is refusing to be drawn on speculation linking him with a summer move to Arsenal or Tottenham.The 20-year-old has struggled for action at the Parc des Princes this season and voiced his concerns over the situation during the January transfer window.?The Frenchman was eventually persuaded to stay at PSG, but Arsenal and Tottenham’s interest has grown and it is thought he could leave this summer.However, Rabiot will not discuss a transfer until the end of the season and is instead focused on performing for the French champions.“I am living life in the present. I did not say anything against PSG or any individual in particular,” Rabiot told Le Parisien.“I look at my life like this in everyday. I take things as they come, maybe because I know that everything is fragile.“So I do not think too far ahead.”
Share This!It’s once again time for the 2018 Disney’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland preview!Special Events and NotesPhoto: Guy Selga, Jr.The Food & Wine Festival at Disney’s California Adventure is back! Through April 12, the festival will give you an opportunity to sample a wide variety of food and drinks, in addition to special entertainment and seminars. Also, there special dinners and other culinary events that require reservations; check out Disney’s site for more details and to make reservations. Finally, make sure you check out Guy’s run-down of the top 6 must-try items from this year’s festival!The Cove Bar will be going away to make way for the Lamplight Lounge come this summer, but it is reopening this week for a brief period so guests can have one more opportunity to visit. Check it out March 16 through the end of May if you’d like to give it another go before it goes away for good!CrowdsCrowds are predicted to be notably higher than last week and fairly consistent — 8s and 7s all week long. With that in mind, if you have flexibility in your schedule, park hours and weather are probably going to be your biggest driving factors for what days to target.Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherWeather is definitely worth paying special attention to this week. Lots of rain in the forecast, with only Monday and Tuesday not seeing a significant chance of showers, and temperatures on the cooler side.As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsDisneyland ratchets up its show schedule this week, plus the nightly fireworks are scheduled to return starting on Thursday. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like the Disneyland Band, can be found here. ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri Admission and HoursSouthern California Select Passholders are blocked out Saturday and Sunday, while Southern California Passholders are only blocked out on Saturday. All other passes are honored every day this week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are Regular price ($117/$110) for most of the week, with only Friday set at Peak ($135/$127) price.Regular park hours (excluding Extra Magic Hours/Magic Mornings) are as follows this week: Fireworks0000011 California Adventure8-108-108-108-108-108-108-10 World of Color2112111 Fantasmic!2222222 As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney’s California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsRefurbishments are thankfully becoming more scarce, though both Splash Mountain and Dumbo remain out of service for the time being. In a bit of good news, the Main Street construction wraps up this week, so that area should be clear as of Thursday.Over at California Adventure, much of Paradise Pier is closed for the conversion to Pixar Pier. With that said, the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail reopens on March 11, and the Cove Bar is back (briefly) as of March 16. Check out our refurbishments page for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments. Disneyland8-128-128-128-128-128-128-12
Hunter teams are emerging as a new tool in the world of cyber defense. Computer security continues to improve and evolve of overtime. One of the latest practices gaining momentum is the use of cyber security “Hunter teams”. Differing from how standard security operations function, hunter teams fill an important gap and push us one step further on the evolutionary ladder of cyber security. They are cyber-investigators which enhance an organization’s capabilities by supplementing the overall defense from persistent attackers. They are typically a group of bright, experienced, talented, and motivated professionals which work together to detect, identify, and understand an advanced and determined threat agent. Hunter teams approach threats in a personal way. They seek the human origins of attacks and focus their attention on disruption or removal of those threat agents, instead of the attacks themselves. In simple terms, they target the attackers.These hunter teams are sprouting and taking root in many different places. Anti-malware companies, research organizations, and internal security departments have begun to embrace looking for the attackers. Investigation teams, including cyber guns-for-hire which are brought in after the fact when serious breaches are detected, are also looking for the people behind the attacks. However, it has been the military and sensitive government organizations which have been most vocal in recruiting for hunter team talent. They have the long history of knowing the value of identifying the enemy and have been quick to embrace this practice and are serious in making it successful. Hundreds of years ago Sun Tsu penned the authoritative tome on warfare strategy. One of its pillars is to know your enemy. A key to conflict is to understand that attacks are simply a method for the threat agent to achieve their objectives. An active defense not only shields against attacks, but also targets the attackers. Those people who would do you or your mission harm. Take the attackers out of the equation and the attacks also go away. Hunter teams play an important role, different than standard security operations staff. In the past decade, we have seen the rise of security operations centers (SOC). Security operations departments are typically configured, resourced, and driven to contain attacks and remediate to a state of normal operations. They are in a continuous cycle of fixing the symptoms and tweaking the defenses so the organization continues to operate in a stable and expected manner. It is a never ending struggle which works best against the flood of broadly sweeping attacks on the internet, which look for any target of opportunity. In most cases, SOC’s are only interested in attacks which undermine the operational performance and value of the environment under their protection. They are well suited to tackle ordinary malware infections or plug understood exploit activities by using industry best-known-practices, but can easily falter when faced with something unique and specifically targeting only them. They are by design inwardly focused, limited to a technology sandbox of security control configuration or fixing assets within their internal environment.Hunter teams take a different approach and seek the root cause, namely the threat agent themselves, who are initiating one or more attacks. This may be internal or external to the organization. Not satisfied with simply undermining the latest infraction, they want to quell the problem at the source and eliminate future attacks from the same threat agent, whom may possess the ability to coordinate completely unique and unpredictable maneuvers.History shows why this is important. Attackers maintain the combat initiative and determine where, when, and by what method an attack will occur. Defenders typically respond to attacker’s moves and evolve the defenses to protect against those newly understood methods. Attackers therefore have an advantage. It takes time, effort, and resources for defenders to recognize they are being attacked, decipher how it is being done, then develop a means to isolate the ongoing breach and block future attacks, and then remediate the affected systems. A threat agent who is determined to attack a specific target can try a number of methods until they succeed. Without threat of themselves being in jeopardy, they can continue varying the assault until they find an approach which works. The only effective way to stop such a persistent threat agent is to dissuade or remove them from the equation. This is where the hunter teams come into play. Criminal investigators are a good example of the hunter team methodology at work. If someone breaks down a door to rob a bank, the security operations team looks to install stronger doors and maybe a better alarm system. They are inclined to identify and close the vulnerability. A criminal investigator will look to see who is trying to rob banks and target those threat agents. The investigator knows such a robber will continue to evolve their tactics until they succeed. Operations efforts to improve door standards, alarms, etc. are still fine measures which reduce the risk of loss, but the investigator’s role is just as important.When I managed Intel’s Security Operations Center, I was also the Incident Commander for the company’s IT Emergency Response Process. This is the team that takes charge whenever the company’s computer environment is being attacked. I remember during a virus outbreak instructing the security operations team to track, isolate, and clean infected systems, and then turning to my intelligence section leader and asking him to go forth and determine whether the incident was simply a wild virus finding its way through the cracks or was it a directed attack specifically against our company. The challenge I assigned the intelligence lead was so I could understand if the threat agent was specifically targeting Intel Corp with their malicious attacks or if we were simply caught in a broader net cast with a generic attack. This would help me understand whether it was a fluke oversight in the configuration of our defenses or just the beginning of something far worse, potentially a directed campaign against our security infrastructure.Cost and scalability limits will constrain their use, but hunter teams are an important step forward for the industry. Cyber security hunter teams have been in limited use for some time and are gaining momentum. The results can be seen in the news. Botnet takedowns, the breaking-up carding rings, shutting down of illegal fraud sites, malware author arrests, and the prosecution of insider theft and sabotage cases are possible because the attackers were targeted. What are not publicized are the equally impressive results which occur quietly in defense of highly protected networks. These teams can be valuable in identifying the root cause of problems, putting the puzzle pieces of seemingly disparate incidents together, identifying the offending attackers, reconnaissance for early alerting, and providing intelligence necessary to interdict and prosecute them. Hunter teams can be a very powerful tool and effective in stopping some of the most grievous threats.These specialized capabilities come at a cost. In order to succeed, a combination of brilliant talent, tools, support from legal, and in some cases partnership with law enforcement and industry partners/suppliers/customers, is required. It is a significant investment to establish and maintain a team at a sufficient level to see worthwhile results. Additionally, something intangible is needed; patience. Even the most proficient team needs time to hunt and results can vary greatly. Beyond costs, hunter teams also have a significant downside. They are not very scalable. Most teams work a single case or issue to closure. Some teams can multi-task, but at a great loss of effectiveness. I have been fortunate to be a part of a world class loss prevention team, specializing in detecting, tracking and prosecuting threat agents. When on the hunt, teams are narrowly focused. Timing is critical. Proficiency matters. Splitting attention to a multitude of separate cases is a recipe for disaster. Compared to security operations teams, which can much more easily multitask and close issues with great speed, hunter teams seem to move in slow motion. But what they lack in the quantity of case closures, they can make up for in results. Overall, the high costs and the lack of scalability are tall barriers which prevent widespread adoption.Certain organizations, where the cost and scalability headaches are worth the additional security capabilities, should consider the use of hunter team’s. Environments where assets are targeted by persistent, creative, and resourceful threat agents, seeking explicit objectives, from a specific target will benefit the most. Identifying and understanding these dangerous and capable adversaries, who seek to undermine your security controls and compromise your environment, is an important step in countering massive potential damage. This is not important to most, but for those organizations which are under the pressure of being targeted directly by skillful and motivated threat agents, hunter teams are a viable and attractive option. I strongly suggest financial, defense, sensitive government, and high profile critical infrastructure organizations look into using them. Additionally, I urge security providers and consulting firms to evaluate offering professional hunter team services. The demand over time will continue to grow.Hunter teams are a necessity in the evolution of cyber security. They are a pivotal step forward, applying desired pressure to attackers. Yet, they are not the final state. We will continue to evolve the practices and technology of targeting threat agents into something more scalable, affordable, and effective. But for the time being, I welcome hunter teams to the playing field. It is about time you showed up. We really need you. Happy hunting!