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Luka Modric pens new Real Madrid deal… but bad news for Cristiano Ronaldo

first_img Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is being tested after a muscle strain.  He was substituted off for James Rodriguez at half-time in the first leg of the Super Copa on Monday night.  Upd. at 19:34 CEST The club wrote: “Real Madrid CF announces the extension of Luka Modric’s contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons.” The 28-year-old midfielder has enjoyed great success at the club after a shaky start, culminating in last season’s Champions League triumph. center_img Luka Modric has signed a new four year deal with Real Madrid. 20/08/2014 Sport EN He is doubtful for the second clash with Atletico, on Friday.last_img

Sangas with great mileage

first_imgPakenham president Phil ‘Mitsu’ Anning sits down for a chat, and a beer, with the Gazette’s Dave Nagel. Righto Phil,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mullarney to play in French Amateur Open as GUI name six man squad.

first_imgDawson is Ireland’s highest ranked player in the field. Rowan Lester is a winner three times already this season with Texas Wesleyan on the American collegiate circuit.Four more Irish players make the trip to France. Warrenpoint’s Colm Campbell, Galway’s Ronan Mullarney, Jack Pierse from Portmarnock and Mallow’s James Sugrue are also competing in Chantilly.The format for the French amateur is 72-hole stroke play with 36 holes played on the final day. The top 40 and ties progress after the second round. Kevin Murray (Tramore) is Ireland’s team manager for the event.The GUI’s High Performance programme is supported by Sport Ireland and Sport NI. GUI Squad – French Amateur Championship, 25-27 May, Chantilly: Robin Dawson (Tramore), Alex Gleeson (Castle), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk), Jonathan Yates (Naas), Rowan Lester (Hermitage), Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Golfing Union of Ireland have selected a six-man squad to compete at the French International Amateur Open (Murat Cup) in Chantilly from 25-27 May. Castle’s Alex Gleeson, runner-up at the West of Ireland and tied second at the European Nations Cup, is named in the squad alongside Robin Dawson (Tramore), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk), Jonathan Yates (Naas), Rowan Lester (Hermitage) and Tiarnan McLarnon (Massereene).last_img read more

Friday Night Greyhound Selections

first_imgFriday Night Selections RACE 2 THE RECENTTOTE RETURNS S10 350 20:07 = TRAP 4 Gerrys PetRACE 3 THE RECENTTOTE RETURNS S9 350 20:22 = TRAP 2 Its My AngelRACE 4 THECOMMUNIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS A7 20:37 = TRAP 1 GoodWoman MollyRACE 5 THE PUNTERSPACK S7 350 20:52 = TRAP 6 Hes Our MagicRACE 6 THE ONLINEBOOKINGS S7 350 21:07 = TRAP 3 Gortroe LadyRACE 7 THE PUNTERSPACK A5 525 21:22 = TRAP 4 Kilcornan LadyRACE 8 JOHN CROKERENGINE REBUILDS A4 525 FINAL 21:37 = TRAP 4 Danmar Buddy(NAP)RACE 9 THE ONLINEBOOKINGS A4 21:52 = TRAP 3 Lingrawn LollyRACE 10 GREYHOUNDSAS PETS A3 525 22:07 = TRAP 1 Rinnwood AmyRACE 11 THE HIT ORBUST A2 525 22:22 = TRAP 4 RockalongXpressprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email RACE 1 WELCOME TO GALWAY GREYHOUND STADIUM A6 525 19:52 = Trap 3 Rinnwood Eilislast_img

Officials want to strengthen security

first_imgThe small, wooden-doored padlocked shed at one facility contained two large canisters, each holding 150 pounds of chlorine gas. Moore said the California Department of Health Services has inspected Pico Rivera’s water system and found no security risks. “They’ve found no violations,” he said. “We’ve never had a gas leak or security incident. They only recommended that we put a better lock on the door.” He said fencing is the city’s primary focus because people cut holes in the fence “all the time.” The Department of Homeland Security mandates that all water systems abide by the federal Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act regarding the physical security of the water wells, said Patti Roberts, a health department spokeswoman. That includes establishing “physical and procedural controls to restrict access” to only those water sites doing “authorized, official business,” according to the department’s Web site. But compliance is voluntary and water agencies are expected to self-regulate. In a 2006 report to the health department, the city reported no security issues at the wells, Roberts said. But Councilman David Armenta said city officials should focus all of their attention on “important things like water safety.” “At present there is no security at those stations,” Armenta said. “We should put in cameras, or at least some type of security system. This water goes directly to the people of Pico Rivera.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Council members are expressing serious concerns about security gaps in the city’s water system, more than a year after officials promised to tighten security at six water wells. One water facility visited this past week had a large hole in its protective chain-link fencing, allowing anyone to easily access a storage shed where cannisters of chlorine gas are stored. The fence had been down for more than a month, after a truck from a nearby shipping company accidentally rammed it. The shed is secured by a small padlock. “Concerned employees came to me more than a year ago about some of these problems. The fact that it’s still not properly remedied is embarrassing,” Councilman Gregory Salcido said after learning about the downed fencing. “Some of our water wells are virtually security-free. It’s jeopardizing our water safety.” In March, Iraqi insurgents used chlorine gas canisters to create makeshift “dirty” bombs in several attacks. During World War I, the military used chlorine gas as a choking agent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When contacted about the fence, Director of Public Works Michael Moore at first said he was unaware of the damage. In a later call, he said an on-site supervisor had hired a contractor to fix the fence, starting this past week. He said the city is in the process of making several security upgrades of the water system, including better lighting, gates, doors and fencing. He added the city also is switching from the riskier chlorine gas system to chlorine tablets for water purification. last_img read more

Universal Orlando Photo Update, June 6, 2016

first_imgShare This!Welcome back to another Universal Orlando Photo Update! We’re in the middle of a very exciting time here at the resort, with two attractions opening up in the coming weeks and a brand new resort hotel not too far behind. We’ll start this week’s update with a look at Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium before taking a trip around Universal Studios Florida and a look at some smaller updates, including Fast and Furious: Supercharged and the Hello Kitty Store. Over at Islands of Adventure we’ve got a short look at The Incredible Hulk as well as some new information about Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Then we’ll close our update out with some shots of the nearly completed Sapphire Falls as well as next year’s Volcano Bay. All that and much more, so let’s get started!Toothsome’s Chocolate EmporiumToothsome’s Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is Universal’s latest restaurant concept, opening this fall. It replaces the former NBA City concept and is currently undergoing a complete makeover to turn the form basketball restaurant into a chocolate factory.The giant windows are leftover from NBA City and will again afford guests a great view of the CityWalk lagoon..The left side of the building appears to be getting a small expansion.Hello Kitty StoreA new Hello Kitty retail experience opened in February the former I Love Lucy: A Tribute space. Since we haven’t covered the store in one of our updates, let’s take a look at what the famous feline has brought to Universal Orlando.Hello Kitty pressing her paws into the concrete out front of the store.Another photo op of Hello Kitty driving herself in vehicle form.Inside, the brightly colored store is chock full of every piece of Sanrio merchandise a fan could hope for.The store looks like it would fit right at home in Tokyo.The walls are adorned with several Hello Kitty themed movie posters..There’s even a small baked goods case, featuring Hello Kitty and all her friends..New Storage Building A new storage building was recently erected near the side entrance into Universal Studios.Not sure what’s inside, but the building itself looks nice.Rockit’s queue was having some work done, resulting in a convoluted entrance to the ride.Race Through New YorkExterior construction on the new Jimmy Fallon attraction coming to the resort next year is still moving slowly.After Skull Island and The Incredible Hulk coaster open, this is the next major attraction on Universal’s timeline. Expect construction to speed up soon..Fast and FuriousStill not a lot to see at the Fast and Furious: Supercharged construction site. Work is currently being done on the floor of the under-construction show building..The attraction should open late next year..The Coke stand next to the Simpson’s has been missing for some time now, with no sign of what’s coming or when we’ll see it..The snack stand across from Cafe La Bamba is behind walls for a short refurbishment.The Incredible Hulk Refurbishment Over at Islands of Adventure, Hulk is getting its finishing touches added.Crews continue to work on the station, both inside and out…Netting under the coaster has gone back up for the first time since the ride began its refurb back in September…This will be our last look at Skull Island with the construction walls still up. They were removed overnight between June 5 and 6.The attraction combines physical sets, audio animatronics, and 3D screens on a whole other level than anything Universal has done in the past.Starting with the queue, which features two separate audio animatronics, as well as live scareactors popping out at guests.The ride vehicles are massive, seating seventy two guests in twelve rows. Expedition Vehicles are “driven” by one of five audio animatronic drivers, each with their own backstory and personality, giving guests a slightly unique experience on subsequent rides.The ride experience itself borrows the physical sets and 3D screens found on Universal’s last major attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, but replaces that rides thrill element with several animatronics; including an encounter with the great ape that will be sure to leave jaws wide open.A new rockwork bench has been revealed next to the attraction’s quick service stand.And we’ll end this week’s look at the parks with another quick service stand behind walls.Over at Cabana Bay, the new parking garage is nearing completion, while Sapphire Falls construction hits the home stretch.Sapphire FallsThe new garage isn’t huge, but it’s sorely needed, especially with even more guest rooms being added at the resort….Lowe’s Sapphire Falls Resort is just over a month away from its opening day.There’s still quite of bit of work being done on the exterior of the buildings and common areas.Driving by at night, it does seem like the rooms are nearly ready to go..A lot of themeing and rockwork left to be done at the pool.We should start to see landscaping happen by next week’s photo update..This building is a little further behind..Really coming down to crunch time with this resort. Cabana Bay didn’t all open at the same time; hopefully Sapphire Falls opens much quicker.And a final shot of the parking garage.Volcano BayOver on the other side of the building, Volcano Bay seems to be flying up.Every time I’m over here checking on the construction it seems like they’ve got a ton of new steel and slide pieces up.The volcano structure is really getting up there.Cannot wait to see the kind of rockwork Universal comes up with for the park’s centerpiece.Slidepieces can be see peeking out of the Volcano’s supports.More work is happening on the nearby wavepool.Construction is also starting on the new rooms being added to Cabana Bay..Some sort of structure in the middle of the park.The tower in the corner of the park is quickly becoming a tangle of slides. Everyday new pieces are added…More building construction.Because Universal hasn’t released much about the park, it’s hard to guess what a lot of these buildings will be..And that’ll do it for this week’s update! Thanks so much for reading. Questions and comments always appreciated!last_img read more

Weekly Wrapup: Open Social Networks, Education 2.0, Nokia N97, And More…

first_imgrichard macmanus RWW JobwireTechmeme Hires Megan McCarthy to Edit SiteFreelance tech writer Megan McCarthy just landed one of the coolest jobs on the new web, editing semi-automated news aggregator Techmeme. The hire was made last month but just announced this week by site founder Gabe Rivera. Rivera explains in a post that Techmeme has always been the product of some human intervention, primarily on the part of the bloggers whose links power it, but that “interacting directly with an automated news engine makes it clear that the human+algorithm combo can curate news far more effectively that the individual human or algorithmic parts. It really feels like the age of the news cyborg has arrived.”SUBSCRIBE TO READWRITEWEB’S JOBWIRE FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON JOB HIRES IN TECHWeb ProductsTop 10 Semantic Web Products of 2008 In 2008 we saw the Semantic Web gain traction, giving us plenty of choice when selecting the 10 best Semantic Web products of 2008.This is the first in a series of posts we’ll publish over December, listing our choices for the top web products of the year. Then at the end of December, we’ll post a Top 100 list – which we’ll be promoting over 2009 and opening up at some point for public voting. Check out our picks for the top 10 Semantic Web products of 2008, by clicking through to the post.A Taste of Magic: The First Apps We Show New Users Whether it’s with your family, your co-workers or your clients – many of us like to share the excitement we have about the new, social web with others. What do you show other people to demonstrate how powerful, and yet easy to use, this new world of technology really is?We asked our staff and a number of other advanced social web users what the one thing is that they like most to show people who are less experienced with the web than they are.Nokia Challenges Apple and Google with New N97 Phone This week Nokia unveiled its new flagship phone, the N97, which is clearly meant to compete with the iPhone and Google’s Android platform. Unlike the iPhone, however, the N97 has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. In terms of its other hardware features, the N97 also clearly outperforms the iPhone. The N97 supports up to 48 GB of storage, including the 32 GB that are already built-in. The phone has a 5 megapixel camera and its GPS is capable of giving turn-by-turn directions. The resolution of the phone’s 16:9 touchscreen is 640×360.Join the YouTube Global Symphony, Play Carnegie Hall Always wanted to play in a symphony? Here’s your chance – without even leaving your living room. YouTube has announced the “world’s first collaborative online orchestra” – the YouTube Symphony Orchestra – a one-of-a-kind experiment that provides individual musicians with an opportunity to collaborate with other musicians all over the world. But that’s not all. If you play well enough, show some creativity, and exude passion, you may find yourself seated in the famed Carnegie Hall, performing live with other YouTube musicians.SEE MORE WEB PRODUCTS COVERAGE IN OUR PRODUCTS CATEGORYThat’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone. Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups It’s time for our weekly summary of Web Technology news, products and trends. On the trends side, we took an in-depth look at the emerging world of open social networks. We pondered: which of Facebook Connect and OpenID will be more successful? And we explained why “distributed social networking” is a trend to watch, with projects such as DiSo and OpenSocial. Also this week we examined the latest in online anonymity and education 2.0. On the product side, we began our ‘Best Products 2008’ series with our selection of the top 10 Semantic Web products of the year. We also told you about some of our favorite apps to show new users and we reviewed the latest Nokia internet phone. Last but not least, check the latest from Jobwire – our new product that tracks hires in tech and new media.The Weekly Wrapup is sponsored by TrendsFacebook Connect vs. OpenID: Who Will Emerge Victorious?Facebook Connect, the system the company has long discussed as “Facebook on sites all around the web,” entered general availability this week and we had one big question – should website owners use Facebook or OpenID to authenticate and learn about their users? Will Facebook become a dominant identifier online? Will the OpenID community lose out to the company’s proprietary system or will this challenge breathe new life into the movement for open source, standards based, federated user identity?Open Source vs. Proprietary technology isn’t just about desktop software anymore – now it’s about our identities and social connections, all around the web. We published a mind map in our post, displaying our understanding of the contrasts between these two identity systems. If you’d like to add our thoughts to that map, you can.See also: What if Amazon and iTunes Implemented Facebook Connect?The Distributed Social Networking Puzzle: Putting The Pieces Together Distributed social networking – where users can connect their profile, friends and other data across multiple sites – is still a relatively new concept and not fully developed. There are plenty of companies and projects vying to be a major piece of the distributed social networking puzzle. The big Internet companies have initiatives such as OpenSocial (Google), Facebook Connect, MySpace Data Availability, Yahoo! Open Strategy. There are also smaller company and open source projects such as DiSo and Noserub, which we explain in our post. The End of Online Anonymity It seems we’re approaching a new age here on the Internet. Instead of being anonymous, faceless IP addresses; social computing and changing technologies have allowed the lines between the “real” world and the “virtual” world to blur. Web 2.0 helped create a world where your identity is revealed in bits and pieces as you share snippets of your life online – a photo here, a Stumble there, a tweet, a Digg, etc. However, the rise of social media is only one of the changes that is busy shaping the new web. Education 2.0: Never Memorize Again? Memorization is a waste of time when Google is only a a few clicks away. That’s what Don Tapscott, author of the bestselling books Wikinomics and Growing Up Digital, believes. Tapscott, considered by many to be a leading commentator on our Internet age, believes the age of learning through the memorization of facts and figures is coming to an end. Instead, students should be taught to think creatively and better understand the knowledge that’s available online. SEE MORE WEB TRENDS COVERAGE IN OUR TRENDS CATEGORYA Word from Our SponsorsWe’d like to thank ReadWriteWeb’s sponsors, without whom we couldn’t bring you all these stories every week!Mashery is the leading provider of API management services.Pro Opinion allows you to get paid to take surveys.WildApricot is Membership Management Software.Crowd Science gives you detailed visitor demographics.Strands provides real-time recommendations of products.Direct Media Exchange is a solution for managing ad networks.Rackspace provides dedicated server hosting.VisualCV lets you stand out from the crowd when job-hunting.Quintura is a visual-based search engine.Eurekster is a custom social search portal.MediaTemple provides hosting for RWW.SixApart provides our publishing software MT4. 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When Employees Leave, Keep a Close Eye on Your Data

first_imgMany years ago, when Conan O’Brien was battling NBC over his role in late-night programming, he announced his intentions while waiting for a resolution. “I will continue to put on as good a show each night as I can,” Conan told his audience. “While stealing as many office supplies as humanly possible.”The line got a good laugh, but it’s no joke to employers who struggle against insiders who are willing to use termination—or just a smaller than expected raise or a lack of promotion—as justification to steal.Theft of physical assets is a substantial concern when employees leave, but case studies suggest that the theft of business information or purposeful data destruction can be more costly.- Sponsor – In one case, included in a compilation by Carnegie Mellon University of insider threat cases, an e-commerce software developer was angered when his benefits were cut in conjunction with his moving to a different state. His relationship with the company subsequently soured, and it eventually told him that his employment would be terminated in a month’s time.After a week and a half, the insider logged in remotely from home, deleted the software he was developing as well as other software under development, modified system logs to conceal his actions, and then changed the root password. He then announced his immediate resignation. His actions cost the company over $25,000, 230 staff hours, and associated costs.Forbes recounted a story from the “Once Upon a Vine” wine shop in Richmond, VA, in which the shop’s email newsletter was altered in order to badmouth the retailer to its customers. The culprit turned out to be an ex-employee who had logged in to the company’s cloud newsletter service.“Organizations are still finding it difficult to completely disable access for terminated employees,” notes the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon. “Commonly accepted best practices are still not being followed.”“Some aspects of the termination process are quite obvious, such as disabling the terminated employee’s computer account,” notes CERT—and this is where the wine shop reportedly failed. The retail store had terminated the employee but not her passwords.Ex-employees—or those about to leave—can cause any number of headaches for a retailer, such as exporting contact lists to a rival, or causing havoc to a shop’s inventory or their payroll service.The FBI has tried to alert business owners to the threat. “The exploitation of business networks and servers by disgruntled and/or former employees has resulted in several significant FBI investigations in which individuals used their access to destroy data, steal proprietary software, obtain customer information, purchase unauthorized goods and services using customer accounts, and gain a competitive edge at a new company,” the agency said in an alert.Although terminating an employee’s computer account seems like a straightforward best practice, real-world examples show that incomplete account-management procedures make this simple-sounding task difficult. The result is dangerous vulnerability. “Many employees have access to multiple accounts; all account creations should be tracked and periodically reviewed to ensure that all access can be quickly disabled when an employee is terminated,” notes CERT.Diligently following strict account-management practices is critical for retailers when employees leave, suggest CERT case studies. If a retailer fails on this front, it may be too late to perform an account audit for the terminated employee. A backdoor account could have been created months before, notes CERT.Retail organizations should develop formal, explicit termination policies and procedures. When not in place, case studies show that the termination process “tends to be ad hoc, posing significant risk that one or more access points will be overlooked.” Furthermore, studies of insider incidents prove that “insiders can be quite resourceful in exploiting obscure access mechanisms neglected in the termination process.” Real-world cases illustrate the importance of terminating access completely for former employees, careful monitoring for post-termination access, and paying particular attention to terminated technical employees.Part of a termination process must include disabling remote access or virtual private network accounts, as well as firewall access. “Remote access is frequently exploited by former insiders,” notes the CERT study.When an employee is fired, all relevant employees need to be notified of the worker’s termination, suggest case studies. Multiple insider attacks examined by CERT were facilitated when fired workers gained physical access to their old workplace. “For example, at least one terminated insider lied to the night-shift security guard—who had not been told of the termination—about forgetting his badge.” Access to facilities should be tracked via an automated logging mechanism, the report recommends.Under favorable termination circumstances, some organizations choose to permit continued access by former employees for some time period. But “it is important that organizations have a formal policy in place for these circumstances and carefully consider the potential consequences,” CERT recommends.Even with voluntary departures, companies should consider security measures such as monitoring exiting employees’ network usage. According to an LPM/SDR survey, this is a common but not universal precaution taken by retail industry companies. In the study, 58.3 of responding retail companies said that they monitor or review departing employees’ access/use of computer systems to ensure sensitive or confidential data are not downloaded or sent to personal e-mail accounts. This is slightly less than the figure for all employers (67.9 percent).If an employee is terminated under adverse circumstances, the CERT study recommends that organizations consider reviewing the employee’s desktop computer and system logs to ensure no software or applications have been installed that may permit the employee back into the organization’s systems. “In one case, a terminated employee left software on his desktop that allowed him to access it, control it remotely, and use it to attack.” A few insiders who stole intellectual property immediately before leaving an organization were caught when their desktop computer activity logs were analyzed, according to the study.Finally, CERT warns all organizations to be cognizant of social relationships that could provide a disgruntled worker an avenue to commit harm. The report cites an example: Almost two months after his termination, an ex-employee got a system administrator account password from a female employee with whom he’d had a relationship.“Using this password, the insider was able to hide a project folder on the server that was needed the next day for an important customer demonstration.” In this case, even though the company took all recommended security precautions for handling the employee’s termination, the ex-worker still managed to sabotage its computer system.This post was originally published in 2018 and was updated November 5, 2018. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Enterprise Architecture: Holistic Control of Enterprise Technology

first_imgWhat is one of the biggest problems that the rapid popularity of Cloud Computing has created? It’s siloed data. While cloud computing has great advantages, like cost and agility, it has made it extremely easy for departments to sign up for cloud services. The result of these uncoordinated signups is a departmental mishmash of cloud services, most of which have no interaction with each other.While the IT department of ten or fifteen years ago clearly had shortcomings, the taking on of cloud services without a holistic strategy for the entire enterprise comes with its own set of problems.That’s why Enterprise Architecture (EA) is making somewhat of a resurgence. In order to have a world view of how technologies like cloud computing and Internet of Things optimally work together in an enterprise is controlled by Enterprise Architecture.Seth Robinson, senior director at CompTIA, said that “the days of strict IT control or rogue departments rolling-their-own-computing should be over. Everyone has to be building something together to ensure that the business gets what it needs for growth.”A recent report by CompTIA recommends that companies try and use modern EA models. EA methodologies of the past were not efficient and often connected to a waterfall development model. Newer models like those from Zachman and the Open Group provide better guidance.last_img read more