20 01 20

first_imgLONDON (AP):Hired to revitalise Manchester United, Jose Mourinho is instead turning the clock back and losing his temper in public.A 1-1 draw with West Ham yesterday left United 11 points behind leaders Chelsea and without a win in four league matches at Old Trafford for the first time since 1990.That dry home spell came toward the end of a 26-year title drought which ended in 1993 with Alex Ferguson collecting the Premier League trophy. Ferguson retired in 2013 with 13 title triumphs to his name and Mourinho was appointed to recreate the Scot’s winning mentality at the club after three lacklustre years under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.The only current similarity between Ferguson and Mourinho, who was fired a year ago by Chelsea, is the fiery temper on the Old Trafford touchline. At least with Ferguson it produced results.Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second time in a month yesterday after being enraged by Paul Pogba being booked for an apparent dive.United had just recovered after conceding inside 90 seconds from Diafra Sakho’s header. Pogba set up Zlatan Ibrahimovic to nod in the equaliser in the 21st minute.”One day, it will have to happen for us,” said Mourinho’s assistant, Rui Faria. “We’ll start winning.”If they don’t, United faces a second season out of the Champions League and a 30 per cent drop in sponsorship cash from Adidas of around US$25 million. After a third of the season, United are eight points behind Arsenal in the fourth spot to qualify for Europe’s elite competition.ARSENAL 3 BOURNEMOUTH 1After a four-game goal drought, Alexis Sanchez rediscovered his scoring touch with a double either side of Theo Walcott’s header.A defensive blunder gifted Sanchez his 12th-minute opener, pouncing on the loose ball after an errant back pass by defender Steve Cook.A dubious penalty – won and converted by Callum Wilson – allowed Bournemouth to level in the 23rd. Wilson barged into Nacho Monreal before the defender was penalised for fouling the Bournemouth striker.Arsenal took until eight minutes into the second half to go back in front with Theo Walcott heading in Monreal’s cross. Sanchez completed the win in stoppage time from substitute Olivier Giroud’s pullback, highlighting the need for Arsenal to extend the Chile forward’s contract which expires in 2018.”It is important,” Wenger said. “We will not sort it [out] tonight. We have some time in front of us. You (the media) like us to spend money, so you should be happy!”While Arsenal stayed three points behind Chelsea, Bournemouth dropped to 12th.SOUTHAMPTON 1 EVERTON 0Charlie Austin scored after only 41 seconds on a miserable return to Southampton for former manager Ronald Koeman.Josh Sims opened his Southampton debut by teeing the ball up for Austin’s header.Southampton climbed to 10th place, two points behind Everton, who have won only one of their last eight league games in Koeman’s first season in charge.WATFORD 0 STOKE 1The architect of the only goal acknowledged it shouldn’t have been awarded.Charlie Adam’s push on Valon Behrami was missed by the referee before his header came off the post and cannoned off Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes’ legs into the net.”I think it was a foul actually,” Adam said.Watford finished with 10 men. Miguel Britos was sent off in the 90th minute after receiving a second yellow card for a foul on Xherdan Shaqiri.Midtable Stoke (16 points) are two points behind Watford.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_img…Govt claims it needed more time to contemplate no-confidence motionOne day after the Opposition – Peoples Progressive Party – filed a no-confidence motion against the Government, the 99th Sitting of the National Assembly was on Friday cancelled without notice.Opposition Members of Parliament, who turned up at the National Assembly on Friday were shocked to be greeted with an empty chamber. Government MPs had not shown up, and Opposition MPs were informed that the sitting was postponed.When questioned, Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, related that Government had requested the postponement. The request, he said, was filtered through Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland.Asked if a reason for the request had been proffered, he noted that this was not the case. It was, however, subsequently revealed that the postponement was requested so that Government MPs could have been briefed on the no-confidenceClerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacsmotion filed by the PPP.In fact, the Government’s side had gathered on Friday afternoon for a meeting chaired by Prime Minister and Acting President, Moses Nagamootoo, to discuss the move. The sitting of the National Assembly has meanwhile been rescheduled for Monday.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had announced the no-confidence motion during a press briefing on Thursday. At the half-empty Parliament Chambers, the Opposition Leader reiterated some of his expectations regarding the motion.“We have already succeeded, by filing this motion and getting this Government to sit up and notice these issues we are dissatisfied with. And we believe this will force them, if the PPP fails to secure the majority in the House, to take cognisance of the reasons why we are filing the no-confidence motion; and it will force them to bring a better budget.“We’d like to see the restoration of the children’s grant. The same money they’ve increased food in Government by, they can give the children the $10,000 grant. It’s a matter of priorities. They should restore water subsidies for pensioners. Reverse the VAT on electricity, water, medical supplies, food, and machinery,” he adumbrated.Jagdeo noted that some other measures he wants the Government to take are to reduce excise taxes, and reverse the increases in land fees for the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) farmers — increases the farmers have still been unable to meet.2014When it comes to justification for the no- confidence motion, the former President noted, the parliamentary Opposition have even more reasons to bring the motionOpposition MPs in the Parliament chambers on Fridaythan the then Opposition had in 2014.Jagdeo noted that constitutional agencies have highlighted the very discrepancies they will hold the Government to account for.“Unlike the allegations of the past, when the PPP was there, we have had constitutional bodies pronouncing on the corruption. The Public Procurement Commission has pronounced on the ANSA McAL contract,” he said.“They’ve done so with the Demerara Harbour Bridge, the feasibility study. The Auditor General has made it clear that money is missing from the D’Urban Park project…the ‘bonds gate’ scandal. These are documented cases,” Jagdeo stressed.Guyana Times contacted Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, to garner more insight into the processes regarding the hearing of such a motion. The PPP executive explained that there are no definitive timelines for the no-confidence motion to be heard in the National Assembly. However, she noted that Government hearing the matter before the presentation of the 2019 Budget is a matter of parliamentary ethics.“Unlike normal motions that have a 12-day [timeline] for the Opposition, no-confidence motions are not governed by that. So the normal principle is that the Government would allow for it to be heard as early as possible,” Teixeira pointed out.Though the Clerk of the National Assembly has certain powers over the business of the National Assembly, Guyana Times understands that the final decision on hearing the motion does not rest with him.The Budget should be presented on November 26, and according to Teixeira, it should be heard before that presentation.“The Government should accede to it being debated relatively early. Certainly on a moral and ethically issue, it should be debated before we go to the Budget, because if you have a no-confidence motion and your budget is being presented, it should be heard before the Budget,” the Opposition Chief Whip posited.The PPP/C currently holds 32 seats in the National Assembly, while the APNU/AFC coalition Government hold 33 seats.last_img read more

10 01 20

first_img0Shares0000Part of the U20 Starlets team in a buildup friendly match before departure to Ethiopia. Photo/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – The national Under-20 women’s football team came from behind to score two late vital away goals as they held Ethiopia to a 2-2 draw in a FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Hawassa.Skipper Corazon Aquino scored from the penalty spot in the 86th minute before Maureen Khakasa equalised with a stoppage time goal to redeem Kenya’s hopes. Harambee Starlets U20 will need at least a 1-1 draw in the return leg set to be played in a fortnight to book a slot in the second qualification round where they will face either Algeria or Ghana.Ethiopia raced into a 2-0 halftime lead, thanks to Mirkat Felek and Alamnesh Germew but Harambee Starlets gave a spirited fight that eventually paid off in the 86th minute when Aquino fired in from the spot to half the deficit.Maureen Khakasa then delivered a stoppage-time sucker punch to ensure Kenya returned with a two away goal advantage.The return match has been scheduled for September 29 with the aggregate winner sailing through to the next round.Starting XILillian Awuor (GK), Maureen Khakasa, Wincate Kaari, Vivian Naskia, Lucy Akoth, Sheril Angachi, Mercy Airo, Corazon Aquino, Martha Amunyolete, Cynthia Shilwatso, Jentrix Shikangwa.SubsJudith Osimbo, Leah Cherotich, Foscah Nashivanda, Stella Anyango, Veronica Awino, Diana Wacera, Rachael Muema.-Additional reporting from FKF official website-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

28 12 19

first_imgDaniel and Kristina.Daniel O’Donnell has gone from the frying pan into the fire.The Donegal singer made a brilliant but very nervous debut on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing on Friday night last.But now the 53 year old star has revealed BBC bosses have given him the dance he did not want. “I can’t say what it is but it’s the dance I didn’t want. It’s a tough one. It’s not the Cha Cha but it will be very tough. I can’t say what it is. I’m hoping they put a little bit of an Irish theme into again,” he said.Daniel has revealed he is also suffering from a cold which has knocked him for six.“I’m starting to taking medication for it but the show has to go on. As long as it doesn’t go into the feet. If I get foot in mouth, I’m finished,” laugh Daniel.The singer revealed how he was so nervous during his first dance last Friday night on the vision show that he even forgot who dance partner Kristina Rihanoff was. “I didn’t know  what I was doing and I didn’t know who Kristina was for a minute. My mind just went and the nerves got to me. It was just overwhelming. I’m just hoping I’m not  going to be as nervous this weekend,” he said.He said the support he has received from Ireland has been incredible.“The support has been incredible between video messages and telephones calls. I didn’t think it has taken off as much at home but it obviously has,” he said. COUGHING DANIEL GOES FROM FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE! was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:BBCdaniel o’donnellStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

26 12 19

first_imgLiverpool could try and sign Nabil Fekir again this summer, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.The Reds appeared to have wrapped up the transfer for the Lyon captain only for the move to fall through when Fekir was having his medical. targets moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “His transfer failed in June, but he hasn’t been affected by it. He is focused on the World Cup, and he still has his heart in Lyon.“Nabil is much closer to Lyon today than he was when we talked to Liverpool.“Maybe he will go to Liverpool, or another club, but if he stays at Lyon, it will be a great year for him and for us.”Fekir is a part of the France squad as they take on Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 4pm. targets Fekir had reportedly chosen his shirt number at Liverpool before the deal collapsed 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Xherdan Shaqiri, who plays in a similar position as the France international has since joined Liverpool as the club looks to bolster their squad going into the 2018/19 season.But Aulas said Fekir’s move to Anfield could still happen this summer.In an interview with Le 10 Sport, Aulas said: “It seems to me that Liverpool could come back in.“That’s what I’ve read in the press, but I’ve not been told anything. Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com LATEST RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND The Lyon captain appeared destined to move to Anfield last month He has also been linked with a move to Manchester United since his move to Liverpool collapsed.Jurgen Klopp’s side have also brought in Fabinho and Naby Keita this summer as they look to make a genuine challenge for the Premier League title next season.last_img read more

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first_imgFlooding at Illistrin this week. Pic James Doherty for donegaldaily.comDonegal County Council has reassured the public that it is doing its best to repair a backlog of damage caused by Tuesday night’s flash-flooding.The council revealed it received 40 emergency calls from the public as the floods ripped up roads, flooded buildings and blocked drains from Letterkenny to Ballyshannon.A council spokesman said it is now prioritising the calls after hundreds of thousands worth of euro in damage. “On the night of 5th August, the County and in particular areas of Letterkenny / Rathmelton / Carrigart / Fanad/ Burt/Bridgend/Ballyshannon experienced heavy rain and localised flooding.“Approximately 30 locations have to date been notified and inspected by the Council where there are culverts blocked by washing out of clay / silt and gravel. These locations will need to be cleaned out.“In addition there are a number of locations where more significant damage has occurred with roads or bridges washed away.“The Council is currently establishing the repair costs for these and how they can be dealt with,” said a statement. The Council said it appreciated the cooperation of the general public at this time and appreciates the notifications it received. COUNCIL REASSURES PUBLIC IT WILL REPAIR DEVASTATING DAMAGE CAUSED BY FLOODS was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:CarrigartdamagedonegalDonegal County Council. LetterkennyfloodRameltonlast_img read more

20 12 19

first_imgDid you see Evan Longoria’s home run Tuesday night?If you did, you didn’t see it for long. The Giants’ third baseman got a fat fastball from Padres pitcher Matt Strahm, straight as a string, between the belt and the letters.Longoria sent it zooming far into the San Diego night. Commented one witness, “The last time I saw something going that high and that fast it had heat shields on it.” Or maybe I just made that up. Whatever.ESPN estimated the blast at 412 feet, speaking of making things …last_img read more

16 12 19

first_imgcurt hopkins The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts As the effects of the Tunisian protests roll out across the Middle East, those who are not going up in flame are going out on the streets. Today, Egypt has seen tremendous anti-Mubarak protests. In retaliation, the Egyptian government is doing what governments all-too-often do, blocking, cutting, filtering. Specifically, Twitter is blocked in Egypt. Massive Protests These unprecedented protests centered on Cairo – massive in scope with as many as 100,000 participants – and the simultaneous use of Twitter as a communications tool, has resulted in #cairotrending. In a vain attempt to stop the protests by stopping the service used to report them, Mubarak’s government has blocked the use of the site. Some are still Twittering inside the country via proxies and Tor. More seem to be using the “We are all Khaled Said” Facebook page. (Said was a young victim of police violence who was killed last year in Alexandria.)“Tahrir square now. We own it now. Police can only watch from a distance.”Twitter appears to have created an account to talk specifically about Egypt’s use of the tool, though it’s small beer indeed compared to what the Egyptians are doing on their own. No surprise there. Who’s most invested after all? Mobile phone service, Internet access in general and news sites are reportedly, if sporadically, being interrupted or filtered. Background, Ongoing ReportsThe protests actually began, Foreign Policy reported, as a reaction against Police Day, “a much-unloved national holiday originally intended to honor cops in the city of Ismailia who stood against the British invasion of 1952. In recent years, it’s become a potent symbol of everything that’s wrong with Egypt under the rule of Hosni Mubarak.”Ahmed Zidan, the editor of MideastYouth Arabic in Egypt, sent us a note in the midst of the events unfolding in Cairo. “Protesters have used a new tactic, which is several separated groups of massive protesters across Cairo and other Egyptian provinces. This tactic has distracted the police forces.Twitter was the main way of communication between all protesters, and it was only the main and most vital news update to everyone worldwide through #Jan25 and #Cairo hashtags. However, the Egyptian authorities have blocked it! The demos and its news didn’t stop to flood, but Twitter blockade has caused shortage of news, especially from inside the demos. Well, all the mobile and internet communications is totally blocked in Down Town area in Cairo, plus Twitter blockade across Egypt has affected the feeds of the protests, but from my POV, that will cause more riots, because the government has violated freedom of speech, just like Tunisia in the past. This will backfire at the government indeed.The state driven oligopolistic, namely private, ISPs and mobile networks have shown their ugly faces by obeying the government’s orders! This is the worst scenario anyone can imagine.”Zidan has published a timeline of events on MideastYouthUpdatesWe will continue to keep an eye on the situation in Egypt, especially, though not solely, as it pertains to the technology being employed. The protests have reportedly seen violence. The first death appears to be of a 20-year-old man from Suez named Mustafa Reda Mahmoud Abdelfattah.Rumors have started that Mubarak’s son and family have fled Egypt. Unconfirmed. Video is being steadily uploaded as the protests progress. Multiple reports coming in that most Arab press are ignoring the protests. Confirm? Second Suez victim, Suliman Saber Ali.A policeman is said to have been killed in Cairo.Protesters detained and transported to Cairo’s Al-Salam military jail.Reports are coming in that protesters are expecting a block on Facebook soon.Interior Minister Habib Al-Adly said to have instructed police to fire on protesters if they do not disperse. Police have brought civilian thugs into Tahrir Square; also reportedly tear gassing protesters (excessive tear gas use can kill – seems excessive and people are reportedly fainting) and firing rubber bulletsMohamed Abdelfattah, a video journalist and blogger, has been released from police custody. He was arrested about six hours ago and “beaten alot.”Twitter confirms the Egypt block. Resources for following developments in EgyptRedditTahrir Square Ustream live#jan25We are all Khaled SaidAl-Ahram onlineAl Jazeera Live’s Storify blog A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit,As the effects of the Tunisian protests roll out across the Middle East, those who are not going up in flame are going out on the streets. Today, Egypt has seen tremendous anti-Mubarak protests. In retaliation, the Egyptian government is doing what governments all-too-often do, blocking, cutting, filtering. Specifically, Twitter is blocked in Egypt. Massive Protests These unprecedented protests centered on Cairo – massive in scope with as many as 100,000 participants – and the simultaneous use of Twitter as a communications tool, has resulted in #cairotrending. In a vain attempt to stop the protests by stopping the service used to report them, Mubarak’s government has blocked the use of the site. Some are still Twittering inside the country via proxies and Tor. More seem to be using the “We are all Khaled Said” Facebook page. (Said was a young victim of police violence who was killed last year in Alexandria.)“Tahrir square now. We own it now. Police can only watch from a distance.”Twitter appears to have created an account to talk specifically about Egypt’s use of the tool, though it’s small beer indeed compared to what the Egyptians are doing on their own. No surprise there. Who’s most invested after all? Mobile phone service, Internet access in general and news sites are reportedly, if sporadically, being interrupted or filtered. Background, Ongoing ReportsThe protests actually began, Foreign Policy reported, as a reaction against Police Day, “a much-unloved national holiday originally intended to honor cops in the city of Ismailia who stood against the British invasion of 1952. In recent years, it’s become a potent symbol of everything that’s wrong with Egypt under the rule of Hosni Mubarak.”Ahmed Zidan, the editor of MideastYouth Arabic in Egypt, sent us a note in the midst of the events unfolding in Cairo. “Protesters have used a new tactic, which is several separated groups of massive protesters across Cairo and other Egyptian provinces. This tactic has distracted the police forces.Twitter was the main way of communication between all protesters, and it was only the main and most vital news update to everyone worldwide through #Jan25 and #Cairo hashtags. However, the Egyptian authorities have blocked it! The demos and its news didn’t stop to flood, but Twitter blockade has caused shortage of news, especially from inside the demos. Well, all the mobile and internet communications is totally blocked in Down Town area in Cairo, plus Twitter blockade across Egypt has affected the feeds of the protests, but from my POV, that will cause more riots, because the government has violated freedom of speech, just like Tunisia in the past. This will backfire at the government indeed.The state driven oligopolistic, namely private, ISPs and mobile networks have shown their ugly faces by obeying the government’s orders! This is the worst scenario anyone can imagine.”Zidan has published a timeline of events on MideastYouthUpdatesWe will continue to keep an eye on the situation in Egypt, especially, though not solely, as it pertains to the technology being employed. The protests have reportedly seen violence. The first death appears to be of a 20-year-old man from Suez named Mustafa Reda Mahmoud Abdelfattah.Rumors have started that Mubarak’s son and family have fled Egypt. Unconfirmed. Video is being steadily uploaded as the protests progress. Multiple reports coming in that most Arab press are ignoring the protests. Confirm? Second Suez victim, Suliman Saber Ali.A policeman is said to have been killed in Cairo.Protesters detained and transported to Cairo’s Al-Salam military jail.Reports are coming in that protesters are expecting a block on Facebook soon.Interior Minister Habib Al-Adly said to have instructed police to fire on protesters if they do not disperse. Police have brought civilian thugs into Tahrir Square; also reportedly tear gassing protesters (excessive tear gas use can kill – seems excessive and people are reportedly fainting) and firing rubber bulletsMohamed Abdelfattah, a video journalist and blogger, has been released from police custody. He was arrested about six hours ago and “beaten alot.”Twitter confirms the Egypt block. Resources for following developments in EgyptRedditTahrir Square Ustream live#jan25We are all Khaled SaidAl-Ahram onlineAl Jazeera Live’s Storify blog curt hopkins Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Breaking#international#news#politics#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Breaking#international#news#politics#twitter#web Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

15 12 19

first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#car ramming attacks#carhacking#Cisco#connected cars#cyberattack#cybersecurity#Internet of Things#IoT#terrorism#V2V Follow the Puck Cate Lawrence Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces It feels like barely a week goes by without another breaking news account of a terrorist attack involving vehicle ramming, a form of attack in which a perpetrator deliberately aims a motor vehicle at a target with the intent to inflict fatal injuries or significant property damage by striking with concussive force.From 2014 through 2017, terrorists carried out 21 known vehicle ramming attacks worldwide, resulting in over 220 fatalities and 800 injuries, including cities such as London, Stockholm, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Barcelona.See also: Can ISIS hack the Internet of Things?It’s fair to say that people connected to the ideas of terrorism will use any form of weapon possible to maim and kill at their disposal and a car or truck is just one tool in their potential arsenal. It’s also true that preventing terrorism is a multifaceted problem that encompasses law enforcement, intelligence, politics, and surveillance as well as of course, attempts to prevent people becoming attracted to terrorist acts in the first instance. We currently see the installation of bollards and other barriers being erected in public spaces, which may prevent or ameliorate some attacks.I have lived in two cities where people who died due to car ramming  — Melbourne and Berlin — and technology writers are familiar with the trolley car problem when it comes to the ethics of self-driving cars. Along with deliberate acts of terrorism, we also have the reality of vehicles hitting people or places in the event of an ill or unconscious passenger or a driver poorly following GPS instructions too literally.So what does this mean for technology, can it solve the problem or will it contribute to the ease of future attacks?How technology could (and does) helpIn Berlin last year a truck was driven by terrorists through a local Christmas market attack in Berlin, resulting in significant casualties, but they could have been worse: the assailant’s truck reportedly stopped early on during the attack. The truck had been fitted with an automatic emergency braking system, something that is covered under a regulation that is now mandated for heavier trucks in the EU.EU Regulation No. 347/2012 specifies the technical requirements and test procedures for advanced emergency braking systems (AEBS) that detect the possibility of a collision with a preceding vehicle, warn the driver by a combination of optical, acoustic or haptic signals and, if the driver takes no action, automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes. In this instance the application meant that the trajectory of the truck was stopped earlier than intended, thus potentially saving many lives. Similar regulations have been proposed in the U.S.It’s also worth considering instances where stolen vehicles are being used as attack vehicles as in Stockholm.  Delivery trucks are increasingly embedded with sensor technology and one option would be a kill switch that would shut down the truck and transmit its location as soon as it was reported lost. However, according to security researchers at Cisco, the reality is not quite so simple. I spoke to Barry Einsig, Global Automotive and Transportation Executive, and Franc Artes, Architect, Security Business Group last week who explained that the technology to shut a vehicle down exists today, “and has for probably almost a decade.” According to Artes, this a particularly relevant when we talk about connected vehicles:“Because they’re connected it creates the opportunity to host the system and update or revoke certificates and ultimately you could geofence these devices and then you could shut those vehicles down. It’s not a technology problem it’s more of a security problem and also a process problem.There was a lot of studies right after 9/11 regarding being able to shut vehicles down and part of the reason they didn’t advocate it was cyber security related and also because it could cause a bigger safety issue to shut down a big heavy vehicle when it’s going at highway speeds.”How technology could make attacks easierWe already have ample examples of the ease of car hacking thanks to the efforts of white hat enthusiasts and researchers. It’s thus entirely possible that a car (self-automated or not) could be utilized in a terrorist attack. According to Einsig and Artes, the transportation industry’s technology infrastructure was traditionally built on closed, proprietary systems. The industry is on a journey to switch to modern connected networks, but security leaders fear the exposure to attackers during this transition period.As we see the move into connected transport systems such as v2v communication and intelligent transportation enterprises. According to security analyst Sam Bocetta, one of the challenges is that with each branch in that chain of community you open yourself up to MITM attacks (Man in the Middle Attacks).“An example of this is an IMSI catcher which works to basically intercept the communication between a node and a hub. This is done without either party knowing about the breach, allowing the MITM attacker to send a command or message to the node (in this situation the car).”Criminals are also heavily invested in new technology. Cisco’s Ensig says:“Cyber criminals think further outside the box than the engineer who’s developing the technology who is focused is solving the problem. Whether it is car technology that notices that you’re starting to swerve into a lane so your vehicle automatically shunts the steering wheel in the other direction to swerve back, hackers have already found a way to activate that to force you into oncoming traffic. Then there are acts like remotely engaging the brakes and crash sensors in the vehicle.”He also notes that colloquially people connect terrorism with Luddites living in mud huts when they are as likely to be highly educated and intelligent with tech skills:“Criminals will alway adapt technology faster than anyone…The cyber criminal is always looking far outside the box compared to the engineer developing the technology.”Although as Bocetta notes:“Hacking into an autonomous car using the latest technology is a LOT harder than learning how to drive a truck.”At any rate, it is clear that car makers are working with federal agencies to address many of these issues. We just have to hope that terrorists and other offenders, don’t stay ahead of them. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

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first_imgBy: Caitlyn Brown Pexels[Happy Kids by Maggie Zhao, CC0]Humanity has a fascination with longevity and health. There are hundreds of stories of individuals searching for eternal life and a way to conquer death. In reality, humanity is constantly under attack by ailments, diseases, and other threats to our well-being. While we have made significant progress over the years in our research and understanding of health  (we know to avoid certain substances, limit particular foods and steer clear of dangerous things),  there has been a large gap of acknowledgment and understanding regarding the potential impact studied by the ACEs.Dr. Nadine Burke Harris describes her entry into the medical profession. Like many other physicians fresh out of their residency, Dr. Harris wanted to do the most she could for the most amount of people. Her practice in San Francisco saw 10,000+ children and despite the top quality care, Dr. Harris and her team continued to encounter a problem between the presentation of symptoms rooted in behavior, like ADHD, and actual diagnosis. It was not until Dr. Harris was given the study by Kaiser Permanente and the CDC, The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, that she was able to see a solution to her practices problems.The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study tested over 17,500 adults to see if previous exposure to something traumatic in childhood was correlated with health and well-being as adults. The results of this study were not only statistically significant, but had a significant impact on how doctors and medical professionals understand exposure, health, and development. This study found that exposure to adversity has a lasting impact on the brain, changing the structures of areas that control impulses, behaviors, executive functioning and many others. These structural changes, caused by the constant exposure to adversity, have long-term effects on the health of an individual. Some of the potential correlated health problems that that could originate from an individual’s adverse experiences are: hepatitis, heart-disease, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and many others.If you would like to hear directly from Dr. Harris about this topic and her experience, you can view her TED Talk here:Unfortunately, while this study is widely accepted, it is not necessarily widely known. Dr. Harris, like many others, believes that in order to have the best clinical practice you must be aware of the most effective clinical treatment protocols. The impact that adverse childhood experiences have is too great to be overlooked. If you would like to know more about the ACEs study, Dr. Harris or what your ACEs score is, check out our other resources and our upcoming webinar on August 17th at 11am Eastern.This post was written by  Caitlyn Brown of the  MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more