BlackBerry Ltd. is launching a new way to enhance the security of commonly-used Microsoft Corp. cloud and mobility software in response to increased customer awareness of the need to protect sensitive information.The two companies jointly announced Monday that they’ve collaborated on a software bridge between Microsoft’s suite of applications and BlackBerry’s highly-secure operating environment for enterprises.The bridge will provide various BlackBerry security features for Microsoft Word, Excel and other programs whether they’re on smartphones, tablets or computers using major operating systems such as iOS, Android and Windows.The new level of integration between BlackBerry and Microsoft software will provide a more precise way to decide who has access to documents, under what circumstances and for how long.For example, an employee, consultant or supplier could get personal access to a spreadsheet or presentation for 24 hours but have no ability to forward it to anybody else.BlackBerry chief marketing officer Mark Wilson said at a press briefing in Waterloo, Ont., that organizations are increasingly looking for ways to improve cybersecurity for a highly interconnected workforce.“What we do . . . is secure all of the communications and collaborations within those organizations,” Wilson said.As an example, he said, BlackBerry shares its product road maps with customers “but we actually have embedded security into the files, where they actually can’t share those files with anybody outside of their organization.”In addition, BlackBerry will put a time-limit on the shared documents and kill them off after a month.“They don’t have to kill it, we actually manage the rights of the document so the security travels with the document. So we can kill that document whenever we want.”He said BlackBerry’s customers have long wanted to have that level of security while using Microsoft’s software as it normally operates without the user knowing how secure it is.“For them, they think they’re using the regular Microsoft app. For the IT manager, they know behind the curtain what’s actually happening.”BlackBerry Enterprise Bridge, the software that creates a connection to the Microsoft application environment, is undergoing final customer trials and will be sold on a per-user subscription basis when it’s launched commercially. Final prices were not disclosed.BlackBerry is not the company it was a few years ago when it was still the market leader in smartphones, before it was pushed aside by Apple’s iPhone and various devices using the Android operating system.Now the company gets about 75 per cent of its revenue from enterprise software, which is used by businesses, government departments, police, fire and other first responders and other organizations.Wilson said BlackBerry’s marketing strategy has also evolved, because it’s trying to reach about 40,000 business people globally — rather than to billions of consumers.“It will be better to use different tactics to go after the set of enterprises that we want to go after,” Wilson said.For example, BlackBerry will be holding a series of events in 10 cities, beginning with San Francisco on May 3 and ending with Amsterdam in June.Ottawa is the second stop on the tour, on May 8, to address a largely government-oriented based. The only other Canadian stop is Toronto on May 10, where BlackBerry will address a broader client base.While BlackBerry is just a fraction of the size of Microsoft, it retains a reputation for being a market leader in enterprise security — a feature of the BlackBerry phones that contributed to their success.Companies in this story: (TSX:BB)
The two policemen were killed in the accident. (Colombo Gazette) Two policemen were killed following a road accident in Galgamuwa, the Police media unit said.The Police said the two policemen were travelling on a motorcycle when it crashed into a vehicle along the Anuradhapura – Habarana road last night.
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Minerals Down Under Flagship Director Peter Lilly has described the Australian nickel sector as a ‘”jewel in the nation’s crown. Demand for nickel has increased by about 5 to 6% per year over the past decade, and despite fluctuating prices, the future outlook is positive,” he said. “Although our reserves of high-grade nickel are depleting, Australia has large reserves of nickel laterite deposits that will play an important role in meeting future demand. The key to unlocking the value from these deposits is developing economic and environmentally sustainable processing methods.”The universities of South Australia (through the Ian Wark Research Institute), Queensland, Melbourne and British Columbia are collaborating with CSIRO in this work on nickel laterites. The Ian Wark Institute is the lead cluster party and Laureate Professor John Ralston, Director of the Institute, is the Cluster Leader.The cluster was officially launched in Perth in October by Poseidon Nickel Chief Executive, David Singleton. He described the cluster as “bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in these research fields in our industry.”Associate Professor Jonas Addai-Mensah from the Ian Wark Research Institute said “the cluster will undertake basic and applied research to fill the knowledge gaps in the science and technology underpinning preconcentration and agglomeration of nickel laterites.”Significant advances have been made in mineralogical characterisation of nickel laterite ore samples via QEMSCAN analysis.Information obtained during a literature review around stirred milling of nickel laterite shows opportunities for preferential size reduction of nickel bearing portions in lateritic ores.New research has demonstrated that it is possible to increase the flotation recovery of nickel oxide from 12% to 74%.Successful agglomeration of model kaolinite, hematite and quartz minerals has been achieved with good reproducibility.
Bergischer HCUros Vilovski ← Previous Story More than 300 participants at UNIQA 2016 International Goalkeepers Camp in Split Next Story → Markus Baur to lead TVB Stuttgart The German DKB Bundesliga members Bergischer HC signed contract with Serbian line-player Uroš Vilovski. The 32-years old Vilovski mainly spent his career in Serbia and Hungary with an turbulent adventure in Romania with HCM Baia Mare last season, when he had to change the club due financial reason in December.The rest of the season, member of Serbian NT at Men’s EHF EURO 2010 and WCh 2011, spent in Doha, Qatar.Most of his career, Vilovski played at Veszprem, where he got a special prize “Hero of Veszprem” but not for handball achievement. He showed his human qualities during tragic night in which Marian Kozma lost his life in February 2009…He also played as loaned player at HC Montpellier.
Electronics retailer Dick Smith has announced it will be closing its 363 stores across Australia and New Zealand within the next eight weeks, leaving 2,890 staff out of a job.The news was announced this afternoon by receiver Ferrier Hodgson, who said they had not managed to find a buyer for the company, which went into receivership last month with of approximately $400 million.“While we received a significant number of expressions of interest from local and overseas parties, unfortunately the sale process has not resulted in any acceptable offers for the group as a whole or for Australia or New Zealand as standalone businesses,” said receiver James Stewart.“The offers were either significantly below liquidation values or highly conditional or both.”According to a report by the Business Insider, a fire sale has been confirmed and will be taking place from tomorrow 26 February. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Sitting really isn’t good for you and the more we find out about it, the worse it seems.With the recent standing desk trend, that’s pretty much common knowledge, but a new study suggests that sitting too much could even impact your memory — going well beyond many of the cardiovascular effects we suspected, and directly affecting important parts of the brain.The new data were published in PLOS One, an open-access scientific journal earlier this week. researchers from the University of California Los Angeles, found that increased chunks of times with sedentary behavior caused a thinning of the medial temporal lobe — a region of the brain often implicated in the formation of new memories. Brain thinning is well-known to be a precursor to conditions that affect many older adults, like dementia and cognitive decline.To study the effects, researchers found 35 middle-aged and elderly folks, and then asked them to report their time spent performing physical activity and sitting throughout the week. Then the team scanned the participants’ brains using an advanced MRI to get detailed scans of the temporal lobes.This study, like many of its companions, showed that length of time spent sitting at once is an important predictor in itself — regardless of general physical activity.“Sedentary behavior is a significant predictor of thinning of the [medial temporal lobe] and that physical activity, even at high levels, is insufficient to offset the harmful effects of sitting for extended periods,” the researchers said.The study didn’t look at breaks in sedentary behavior, however. Which the researchers acknowledge could be a limitation of their results. Many modern fitness trackers, for instance, are built to encourage wearers to get up and move at least every hour. Some studies have suggested that this type of intermittent movement can offset the deleterious effects of prolonged sedentary periods, but obviously more data is needed.The conclusions for this study are pretty striking, but it’s also worth noting that we’re pretty early in the medical research for this. The study was small and it only showed a strong correlation, not a causal link. At the same time, though, it’s falling pretty well inline with some of the other data that suggests being sedentary is super bad for your health.So… uh… good luck out there. And maybe it’s time to get a standing desk? Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend
PORTLAND — As protests of President-elect Donald Trump entered another day, police in Portland say one person was shot by a man who had gotten into a confrontation with a protester.Portland police said the person who was shot was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening. Police said they were looking for the shooter, who apparently fled in his vehicle after the attack early Saturday morning on a Willamette River bridge.The shooting followed rowdy Friday night protests, when police used tear gas in response to “burning projectiles” thrown at officers, police said on Twitter. Hundreds of people marched through the city, disrupting traffic and spray-painting graffiti. Authorities reported instances of vandalism and assault during a rally that organizers had billed as peaceful earlier in the day.In other parts of the country, spirited demonstrations on college campuses and peaceful marches along downtown streets have taken place since Wednesday.
The past was present Sunday in the Red Cross Building in Vancouver Barracks.Models graced the stately auditorium in uniforms from wartime decades.The tea and fashion show was an annual event of the Red Cross Youth Council, 19 students from around Clark County. Proceeds, about $2,000, go to Red Cross efforts.“It was a lot of fun,” said Gabrielle Lucey, 18, a Union High School senior and secretary of the council. She modeled three dresses: a circa 1938 yellow staff aide dress; a 1941 canteen dress, circa 1941; and a 1982 volunteer dress.Council members learn five areas of service: health and safety; international relief; blood services; service to the Armed Forces; and disaster relief.Lucey said her senior project was a blood drive at her high school.Sixty-three people attended the tea, fashion show and silent auction, said Trish Osilla, the Red Cross volunteer coordinator.She said the dollars raised will go “wherever they are needed most,” including to victims of fires.She said the council members also have raised money this year with Gatorade and water sales.“They’re inspiring, they’re just smart and fun and positive and very humble,” Osilla said of the 19 highschoolers on the council.In June, a new council will be welcomed for a year of service.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The FBI wants the community to be on the lookout for a robber who, they said, targeted a Southwest Miami-Dade bank, Friday morning.The man was caught on surveillance camera demanding money from a Wells Fargo bank teller. Officials said he took off with an undisclosed sum of cash.Investigators said the robbery took place at the branch near 108th Avenue and Sunset Drive.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
0 Security Wellness Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 4:28 We tested the Apple Watch EKG against a hospital EKG Tags The US government issued a warning about some Medtronic products. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Department of Homeland Security warned on Thursday that 20 Medtronic products are vulnerable to short-range hacking.The list of hackable products includes 16 implantable heart defibrillators — an attacker could alter the settings of someone’s device by manipulating its radio link, the warning said. The others are in-home bedside monitors for the defibrillators and programming computers used by doctors.The vulnerability may impact up to 750,000 devices, the Star Tribune reported. The defibrillators in question are inserted beneath the skin and can shock a patient’s heart back to a normal rhythm if it becomes irregular.Researchers found that Medtronic’s proprietary Conexus radio-frequency wireless telemetry protocol, which is used by the devices, doesn’t have any kind of authentication, our sister site ZDNet noted.In an emailed statement, Medtronic wrote that the problem doesn’t impact its pacemakers, insertable cardiac monitors or other devices. “To date, no cyberattack, privacy breach, or patient harm has been observed or associated with these issues,” a company spokesperson said.”Medtronic is developing a series of software updates to better secure the wireless communication affected by these issues. The first update is scheduled for later in 2019, subject to regulatory approvals.” Post a comment First published at 5:10 a.m. PT.Updated at 5:50 a.m. PT: Adds more details.
Mike Dunleavy, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, won an endorsement from one of the largest police unions in Alaska.The Public Safety Employees Association represents Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers and officers at several police departments around the state. The union has more than 800 members.In a letter to Dunleavy announcing the endorsement, union president Doug Massie says public safety appears to be Dunleavy’s number one priority.The 500-plus-member Anchorage Police Department Employees Association announced its support for Democrat Mark Begich earlier this fall.
Anti-Corruption Commission The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday suspended one of its employees on charge of taking bribes from different people, according to UNB.The suspended staff is Md Mahbub Ullah, chief office assistant of Sylhet ACC, said Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, public relations officer of the ACC.Mahbub was suspended for his involvement in corruption, misconduct and abuse of power, he said.
Kolkata: Satyarup Siddhanta, the Kolkata mountaineer who made Bengal proud in January by becoming the youngest man in the world to have scaled the seven highest peaks and volcanic summits across continents when he conquered Antarctica’s highest point Mount Sidley, is again embarking on an expedition to the North Pole. He has already left the city for the same.The mountaineer would ski for around ten days, 8-10 hours daily to reach the last point in North Pole, where the temperature varies between -25 to -35 degree Celsius. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIf Siddhanta successfully completes the arduous task in the next fifteen days, he will be the youngest person in the world to have completed the 7 highest summits, 7 volcanic summits, North Pole and South Pole and the first one from India to have done the same. “It is very challenging considering the inclement weather conditions, the presence of polar bears and the load of around 50 kg on the back, which needs to be carried during the expedition. But I am optimistic in placing our national flag on the North Pole,” Siddhanta said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA global company is sponsoring his expedition and the Indian flag was handed over to the mountaineer at a recent programme in the city by minister of state for Information & Cultural Affairs Indranil Sen. The North Pole has been adversely affected by global warming and the snow is melting there at a rapid pace. Experts have expressed their apprehension that the place may cease to exist after twenty years. The mountaineer, who originally hails from Haridevpur in South Kolkata, is a software engineer by profession. He holds an illustrious record of conquering several treacherous summits such as Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mt Elbrus in Europe, Mt Denali in Alaska and Mt Monc Blanc in France. It was December 5, 2018, when Satyarup scaled Pico de Orizaba, which is the highest volcanic peak in North America. He was the first civilian Bengali to have scaled the seven summits in 2017. A Bengali mountaineer based in Delhi Satyabrata Dam had scaled the seven summits some years ago, but he was a non-civilian. He had successfully climbed Mt Everest in June 2016. Satyarup, an asthma patient as a child, could never even dream of scaling the mountains or other sports. But it was in 2008 when he went on a trekking trip with his friends that he decided to take up mountaineering. He went on scaling one peak after another and is now regarded as the country’s most successful mountaineer.
Block YouTube Channels, Videos and comments with Video Blocker by Martin Brinkmann on February 25, 2018 in Firefox – 26 commentsYouTube is an excellent resource for video content, but it is also plagued by spam, trolls, and lots of video content that you dislike. The trending and recommended video sections on the YouTube homepage, and the suggestions that YouTube lists in the sidebar on video pages may contain content that you would never watch.We talked about Video Blocker before here in Ghacks We reviewed the Video Blocker extension for Chrome back in 2014 and found it to be an effective weapon against videos on YouTube that you don’t want to see or be exposed to.YouTube Video Blocker for FirefoxThe Firefox add-on Video Blocker by the same author was updated yesterday. It pretty much does what the Chrome extension does but since the last review dates back more than three years already, I figured it would be interesting to publish a review of the Firefox add-on as well.The developer of the extension suggests using the new YouTube layout with the extension as the extension is less reliable if the old design is used.The extension adds an icon to Firefox’s toolbar installation which you interact with. It does not add icons or buttons to the YouTube page unlike other extensions for YouTube. The decision means that it is a bit less comfortable to use.A click on the Video Blocker icon opens its interface. You may use it to add new channels, keywords or wildcards to the blocklist.Channels — Enter an exact channel name to block it on YouTube. The channel won’t be displayed anymore in trending, recommendations and other sections on YouTube.Wildcard — This blocks channels as well but does not require the exact channel name. All channels that match the keyword you enter will be blocked.Keywords — This blocks individual videos and comments that match the entered keyword.So, to block a channel, you’d select channels or wildcards from the menu, type the full or partial channel name in the text field, and select add to add the new rule to the blocklist. To block specific video titles, e.g., prank, football, star wars, spoiler, let’s play, you’d select type the name, select keyword and hit the add button.You manage the blocklist in the options. You find all blocked channels, wildcards and keywords listed there, a search to find items quickly if you have many, and an option to delete an item from the blocklist.You may add items in the options as well which may be quicker than using the frontend for that. Also, there is an option to export the list and import it so that you may use it on multiple devices without having to create it from scratch each time.The blocking worked well for the most part. I tried it in the newest Firefox Stable release, and the extension would block videos or channels from being shown on YouTube’s front page. It did not block videos or channels in search, however. A search for a blocked channel would still display it and its videos.Closing WordsVideo Blocker is a handy extension for Firefox and Google Chrome, and compatible browsers, that blocks YouTube channels, videos based on titles, and comments based on keywords on the site. While the blocking is not perfect, it still works considerably well most of the time.Now You: Do you use YouTube?Related articlesAdblock Plus lets you block YouTube annoyances nowBlockers not blocking ads on YouTube in Chrome? Try this fix!Google to block YouTube on Amazon Fire TVWatch YouTube videos that are blocked in your countrySummary12345 Author Rating5 based on 6 votes Software Name Video Blocker Software Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/video-blocker/ Advertisement
Related posts:Costa Rica’s Grupo Nación closes three publications, lays off 100 workers Government backpedals on media reform bill amid outcry Top investigative editor Giannina Segnini quits La Nación after 20 years National Geographic fans worry about partnership with climate change skeptic Rupert Murdoch Grupo Nación, one of Costa Rica’s largest media groups, on Tuesday announced it will begin charging for online content for the daily La Nación and the weekly El Financiero, two of its most popular media outlets.The company will begin charging a monthly membership that allows unlimited access to the sites’ content. Subscriptions for either one of the papers is ₡3,000 ($5.50), which “also grants access to new applications for mobile devices,” La Nación reported. Subscribers to the print editions will have free access to online editions.Both papers will offer free access to a limited number of articles per month. La Nación will allow visitors free access to 15 stories per month, and El Financiero will grant access to a maximum of five.In a public statement, La Nación’s Editor-in-Chief Armando González said, “quality digital journalism requires investment, and in order to achieve it, online media must generate income, just as the world’s most important publications acknowledged when they launched their digital media subscription models years ago.”A story published by both papers states that Grupo Nación is “following the path of other world media leaders such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and the New Yorker, which already are charging for their online content.”The debate over charging for access to news websites has been going on for years. Peter Marsh, an executive with U.S. technology company Newscycle, which specializes in providing software to media companies, added to the debate last year with an investigation.Marsh polled 45 newspapers from the U.S. and other companies and found that nearly three out of four newspapers surveyed (73 percent) are currently charging readers to access online content, and almost 40 percent have set “hard” paywalls. The remaining 60 percent use a “soft” or metered paywall, at varying degrees.González stressed that the decision is more than a business model: “What we are betting on here is the citizens’ appreciation of the concept of independent press, which without any pressure from economic influences, can fulfill its expected oversight role over governments and other political decision makers.” Facebook Comments
Source = Restaurant No.35 Restaurant No35 has been awarded a chef’s hat at the coveted Age Good Food Guide Awards which were announced in Melbourne last week.The annual Age Good Food Guide rates the top Melbourne dining establishments. Having opened just over a year ago, No35 (located at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins) joins the ‘one hat’ club for the first time, testament to the exceptional culinary skills of Restaurant Chef Stuart McVeigh who produces outstanding original dishes by using only the best local ingredients from Victoria’s top producers.McVeigh said, “I am very excited that we have been awarded a chef’s hat for No35 in such a short time, as Melbourne’s food lovers take these awards very seriously when selecting a restaurant to dine at. It’s a great achievement for all of the staff at No35 who have worked so hard to ensure that our guests have a memorable dining experience.“No35 is held in the same esteem as some of Melbourne’s top restaurants and it is an honor to be amongst them especially when chosen by the premier judge of haute cuisine, The Age Good Food Guide. Not only is the food and exceptional service part of the experience at No35, but the elegant and ambient surrounds coupled with the stunning views over Melbourne have been described as ‘an event in itself’.”The Good Food Guide chef’s hat is the second accolade to be bestowed on No35 in recent times, the restaurant also accepting the prestigious ‘Restaurant of the Year’ award at the Australian Hotel Association’s 2010 State Awards in May.Over the coming months Chef Stuart McVeigh will be presenting his new spring inspired menus, in addition to hosting a special wine dinner planned for Thursday the 16th of September, where he will create gastronomic dishes paired with Kathleen Quealy’s Mornington Peninsula wines.The wine dinner event is priced at A$145 per person and includes four–courses and seven matching wines including an exclusive barrel tasting of Quealy’s 2010 wines.Bookings are essential.
30Sep Byron Center youth joins Rep. Hooker as ‘Rep For A Day’ at state Capitol Categories: News LANSING – Rep. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center, welcomed Caleb Dykstra, 8, of Byron Center to be ‘Rep For A Day’ Tuesday.Joining Caleb at the state Capitol were his parents, Joel and Kelly.“It was great to spend time with Caleb, as well as Joe and Kelly,” said Rep. Hooker. “This is a fun event for everyone involved. Great for the kids to see what we do as their representative in Lansing, but also for us in getting to know them and award them for working so hard to get to the Capitol.”Among the highlights from being ‘Rep For A Day’ was a swearing-in ceremony on the House floor, a tour of the Capitol building, participation in a mock committee hearing and a lunch in the Speaker of the House’s library. Rep. Hooker also had Caleb as his guest on the floor during a House session on Tuesday afternoon.Caleb was chosen to participate in the state government proceedings by participating in the ‘Rep For A Day’ summer reading program, sponsored by Rep. Hooker, throughout his 77th House District.
LANSING – Rep. Holly Hughes, R- Montague, voted in all 504 roll calls in 2015, completing the year without missing a single vote as the representative of the 91st House District.“This is the third year as representative that I’ve been there every day for the residents of Muskegon County,” said Rep. Hughes. “I take my commitment very seriously and look forward to continuing what has become a tradition in 2016.”In addition to her commitments on the House floor, Rep. Hughes participates on five committees. She is vice chair of the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and is a member of the House Committees on Agriculture, Energy Policy, Health Policy, and Commerce and Trade.In 2015, Rep. Hughes also submitted 16 bills for consideration pertaining to such issues as school bus safety, cost savings for county governments, and multiple military veterans programs. She also had four bills signed into law, including House Bill 4059 which allowed retired teachers to return to the classroom as substitute instructors or in critical shortage subjects without affecting retirement benefits and HB 4370 which provided financial relief to senior citizens and hard-working families by expanding the Homestead Property Tax Credit while also dictating a percentage of state income tax be allocated to the Michigan Transportation Fund.Rep. Hughes also continued her lifelong commitment in Muskegon County, conducting monthly coffee hours, meeting with constituents throughout the district and continuing her work on the veterans job fair by organizing the fourth annual event, which saw 65 participating employers this year.For information about Rep. Hughes’ voting record, go to http://www.michiganvotes.org/MissedVotes.aspx 29Dec Rep. Hughes finishes third year with perfect voting record for 91st District Categories: Hughes News,News
16Mar Rep. Webber hosts coffee hour in district Categories: Webber News State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills will be hosting a coffee hour for residents of the Greater Rochester Area interested in sharing their thoughts and questions with the representative.Webber will be at the Grand Traverse Pie Company at 6920 N Rochester Road in Rochester Hills on Friday, March 24, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.“Being open and accessible is something I strive for,” said Rep. Webber. “I always want to listen to anyone with ideas about making government more effective.”No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Webber at MichaelWebber@house.mi.gov or 517-373-1773.#####