CITY GYM LAUNCHES FAT BANKER CHALLENGE

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times CITY GYM LAUNCHES FAT BANKER CHALLENGE Share Wednesday 6 October 2010 7:47 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content HOT ON the heels of last week’s much-lauded “Best Dressed Banker” award, and The Capitalist’s own rundown of the top ten hunkiest gents and loveliest ladies in the City, published in the summer, comes another, err, extra-curricular competition for London’s financiers.Matt Roberts, personal trainer to the stars, is on a mission to help the City get healthier and into shape – which explains why his personal training club on Cornhill is offering a fitness package worth £1,600 free to two of the fattest bankers in the business.The challenge? Said chubby bankers must go head to head against each other to see who can get the best results in eight weeks, with any sponsorship money from their efforts going to charity. Two hard-core personal training sessions a week will be supplemented by two compulsory workouts off our corpulent friends’ own backs, plus (cue wagging accusatory finger) a “strict dietary regime”.That’s put paid to any more steak-and-red wine lunches at Gaucho, then.LEGAL EAGLESMuch excitement over at law firm Clifford Chance, which began voting earlier this week on a successor to current senior partner Stuart Popham, who’s stepping down at the end of the year.The three candidates who’ve tossed their names into the hat are tax partner Jonathan Elman, banking and finance partner Malcolm Sweeting and Daniela Weber Rey, a German partner – who would be the first woman ever to hold the hallowed position within the firm’s ranks.But while there are still over two weeks of voting to go, The Capitalist hears early indications from friends at the firm that the historic election of a lady to the top job is unlikely to come to fruition. Apparently, the smart money’s on Sweeting – who ticks all the boxes as a jovial chap who also works in the sought-after area of finance…HORSING AROUNDA sterling show of loyalty from Irish racing billionaire John Magnier over the past few days at the Tattersalls October yearling sale at Newmarket.As a crowd of racing and business moguls – including Magnier’s racing investment partners JP McManus and Michael Tabor and Eddie Stobart group chief executive Andrew Tinkler – gathered to coo over the finest fillies and colts, it was Magnier who put his money where his mouth is.After stumping up £1.2m for one filly on Tuesday – a three-year record high price for a yearling sale – the Irish tycoon yesterday added another new filly to his stable for £900,000. Both young’uns were bred from Magnier’s own horse Galileo, so he’s keeping things happily in the family.TWIST IN THE TALEMuch humming and hah-ing in the City yesterday over a peculiar twist in the tale of Liverpool FC’s sale to New England Ventures, owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton is being advised on the sale by Barclays Capital, headed by Bob Diamond – who is himself, of course, an avowed Red Sox fanatic. How very convenient.FESTIVAL VIBEA date for the diaries of musically-inclined City types: 22 October, when poverty charity Oxfam is bringing its month-long “Oxjam” festival of music to the City. Leadenhall Market is going to be hosting the main rock and acoustic stage, featuring 35 London and South East bands over 12 hours, including The Roolettes, The Obscuritones, Zen Motel, Cavilry and The Weller Collective.The organisers are hoping to raise £4,000 on the night – which should inspire enthusiasts to get down there and boogie.SUM TOTALSo, Henry Kravis – one of the founders of private equity giant Kohlberg, Kravis Roberts – has doled out a stonking $100m (£63m) to his former university, the Columbia Business School, to put towards an all-singing, all-dancing new campus, one of whose buildings will be named after him.That hefty sum matches a donation made by Steve Schwarzman – the Blackstone Group founder – to the New York Public Library a couple of years ago.Next up on the tit-for-tat list for Kravis – a kindly corporate biography, along the same vein as the newly-released “King of Capital”, which has just been published about Blackstone and aims (according to early reviews) to show that the firm was a disciplined and risk-aware investor in the crisis. KKR’s contribution to literary history, by contrast, is so far limited to the best-seller about the firm’s 1989 takeover of RJR Nabisco, with the not-so-complimentary title “Barbarians at the Gate”.LORD OF THE DANCESpeaking of the new Blackstone book, there have been a few gems to come out of Kings of Capital up to now. We all knew that Steve Schwarzman was a colourful character, of course – he did, after all, recently cause a furore by comparing President Obama’s Wall Street tax reforms to the Nazi invasion of Poland. But did anyone ever expect that the private equity mogul was a lover of the ballet?According to the book, Schwarzman started up a club while he was in his first year at Yale, the Davenport Ballet Society (named after his residential college) – arranging for members to see a dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet and organising a dance festival. One acquaintance describes Schwarzman’s attachment to the ballet as “an excuse to meet girls”. 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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects tribal gaming compacts

first_img The Oklahoma Supreme Court has voted to reject two tribal gaming compacts signed by Governor Kevin Stitt, ruling that both agreements are invalid under state law.Stitt signed gaming compacts with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Comanche Nation in April, allowing the two tribes to offer Class III games, including sports betting, poker, roulette, slots and blackjack.However, the compacts faced heavy criticism from the state legislature and other tribal operators, with Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter having issued a formal opinion arguing Stitt did not have the power to broker the deals.The Supreme Court has now voted 7-1 to reject the compacts, ruling the deals cannot be deemed legal as they include games that have not yet been approved in the state and therefore generating revenue from the games is prohibited.Read the full story on iGB North America. Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects tribal gaming compacts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games 22nd July 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: US Oklahomacenter_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Table games The Oklahoma Supreme Court has voted to reject two tribal gaming compacts signed by Governor Kevin Stitt, ruling that both agreements are invalid under state law. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

The evolving concept of exclusivity in tribal gaming

first_imgPrior to Trilogy Group Valerie was the Executive Director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) where she worked extensively in the Tribal, private and public sectors of the growing industry.  Regions: US There is a true sense of pride to see the naming rights on a venue, or a glimpse on television of one’s logo on the infield, not to mention back in the community, support for youth sports.  Many ask why tribes were not quick to jump into the fast lane towards sports betting, but those who have been on those front lines for years understand it all too well.  Tribal gaming is tribal government gaming. Tribes are in the industry and know what it takes to operate, market, regulate and protect a gaming entity. Sport leagues are in sports and know how to manage their game play, its players, and to market their sport and operate their venues. Two sides of the shiny new penny.  Timing could not have been more impactful, somewhat like the perfect storm: new offerings, Covid-19 shut-downs, depleted budgets and sports betting. Valerie Spicer leads Trilogy Group with more than 35 years of gaming experience, working in a collaborative fashion on B2B opportunities for Tribes and businesses alike. The work Valerie does with Trilogy encompasses representing an array of companies from Tribally owned enterprises to national, and international corporations. In addition to the B2B efforts Valerie drives, she works in concert with national and regional gaming associations, and holds a position as an advisory board member to the National Council on Problem Gambling.  Now you’ve read Valerie Spicer’s thoughts, have you say through the Tribal Gaming Survey. This project sees ICE 365 collaborate with Pechanga.net, to gather opinions from tribes on the future of their gaming industry. It’s open to all tribal gaming operators, so share your thoughts here.    Fantasy sports grew in acceptance and circulation and with it the desire to wager on sports. An industry such as gaming can produce new and various machines, but this was a completely new offering for many, and now everyone wants it and everyone wants their piece of the pie. Spicer is proud of her Mescalero Apache and Hispanic heritage, as well as her Degree in Business Management. Spicer was named by the Arizona Business Magazine as one of the “50 Most Influential Business Women” in Arizona. In 2011, Spicer was named a “Great Woman of Gaming”, Proven Leader, by Casino Enterprise Management Magazine. In 2004, she was named one of the “Top 25 People to Watch” by Global Gaming Magazine.  In state after state, legislation is being introduced and passed. Along with it comes the challenge to tribal-state compacts where exclusivity exists.  Have exclusivity clauses been pushed to the brink? Is it feasible to retain and grow with the expansion that continues and hold that line? Is there a point where the constant cost of defenve outweighs its benefits overtime, either financially or politically?    The conundrum The inclusion of exclusivity was necessary and valuable to the infancy and potential for growth of tribal gaming and protection of a tribe’s investment.  How could one have predicted the future and protected for it in the compacts?  In this scenario, the stakeholders are many and the influence, politically and financially, is profound. Never before has there been a movement of expansion quite like this one; the landscape that included sports betting was small and limited for decades.  The playing field Since the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, the spread of sports betting has been viral.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Additionally, tribes have garnered and grown fruitful and reciprocal relationships with teams, leagues, the sporting venues near to them. Sponsorships have been feverishly fought for and won.  Fierce defencecenter_img The evolving concept of exclusivity in tribal gaming Exclusivity, in the main, was a means of protecting the incredible financial investment a tribe was going to make for the economic future of their community. It was a way to secure the tribe’s place competitively, along with the many jobs and benefits that were going to be realised through the sharing of revenue dollars. Exclusivity was by definition an exclusion of the ability for competition to share in what the tribes had fought for and invested in. To truly understand the impact of exclusivity, it requires going back to the initial thoughts in the compacting process. Nowhere was there a ‘Tribal Gaming 101’ handbook setting out how to negotiate with the state, and what, pray tell, the future would hold that you needed to contemplate in the many decisions that were in front of you.  The revenue sharing contributions, like the facilities, have grown and with them a reliance on the programs they serve. Yet, time and time again, defending exclusivity typically comes around with every legislative session and every new expansion.  For tribes, sports betting is a new offering in the form of a widely popular amenity, whose revenues initially were hard to determine as beneficial. Especially if the trade-off to get it meant potentially negotiating against oneself and the prize possession of exclusivity.  As both commercial and state gaming segments of the industry at large continue to grow adding new states and the scope of games offered, the encroachment on the position of exclusive tribal gaming compacts increases.  Trade-offs Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Now, there is a new facet to consider and that is that all want to engage in, and benefit from sports betting.  6 minutes read The tribes have fought for exclusive rights to gaming for decades, to ensure their operations provide returns to their communities. But amid the wave of gaming expansion sweeping the US, they face a dilemma over how to engage with these legalised verticals, while protecting their interests. Valerie Spicer of Trilogy Group sets out the current state of affairs. It will be the wisdom of the leadership that determines the right path forward, especially in the face of potentially shaving a piece of exclusivity as a result. Creative crafting of advancement that protects years of investment, and secures a place for the years yet to come. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance ICE365 Content Series Tribal gaming Licensing Regulation Year-over-year and countless Dollars spent, the protection of the exclusive right to conduct gaming has come under attack. Yet, the narrative to protect tribal government gaming never changes. The economic benefit from gaming is in many cases the only revenue source that allows the tribe to be self-reliant, rather than dependent on government dollars to operate social programs for their communities.  The language of exclusivity is tenuous to protect from the constant onslaught of competitive advances, perhaps there is a place in time that negotiations will encompass working to control the narrative of expansion beyond exclusivity.   What will the number of locations, number of machines, scope of games, problem gambling, internet use, all matter in years ahead? And most importantly, how does one protect their interests for the future?  Valerie Spicer The language, in many cases of the compacts, could never have anticipated the continual shift and growth of the gaming industry – new states offering gaming, internet gaming, sports betting, racino, or fantasy sports.  19th April 2021 By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgKenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (KEGN.ke)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) 2010 Presentation

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 presentation For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2010 presentation Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House JR / Salworks

first_img Lead Architects: House JR / SalworksSave this projectSaveHouse JR / Salworks Area:  454 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rui Sabino de Sousa, Rodrigo Ourique CopyHouses•Lagoa, Portugal Portugal ArchDaily Houses 2019 Save this picture!Cortesia de Salworks+ 31Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929192/house-jr-salworks Clipboard Engineering:FuturengCity:LagoaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesia de SalworksRecommended ProductsAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®AcousticBruagAcoustics System – Balcony Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The house is implanted on a sea front lot below street level, thus hiding its volumetry, and is built around a quadrangular patio that protects it from the sea. The upper storey is the only visible element of this house that tries to keep as abstract and closed to the outside as possible.Save this picture!Cortesia de SalworksThe patio organizes both the social program of the house — developed in an open space concept between living room, dining room and kitchen — and the more private program — the bedrooms — to which is added a multifunction room aimed at absorbing other uses.Save this picture!Cortesia de SalworksSave this picture!Planta – Pavimento TérreoSave this picture!Cortesia de SalworksThe topography and the difference in level in relation to the street allowed the west side of the house to be completed with a pool that adds thickness to the relationship with the neighbor in addition to gaining a dominant position over the view.Save this picture!Cortesia de SalworksThe use of microconcrete and Japanese cedar wood finishing aimed at making the language of the house as clean as possible.The Atlantic Ocean to the south and the line in the horizon remained the natural boundaries of the house and the landscaped to look at.Save this picture!Cortesia de SalworksProject gallerySee allShow lessAA House / Argus Caruso – arquitetura e construçãoSelected ProjectsElisa Wow Condos / Live DesarrollosSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk Projects Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929192/house-jr-salworks Clipboard “COPY” House JR / Salworks Architects: Salworks Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSalworksOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAçoresLagoaPortugalPublished on November 29, 2019Cite: “House JR / Salworks” [Casa JR / Salworks] 29 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

HRH The Princess Royal names new train after Save the Children

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. HRH The Princess Royal will name a new train after Save the Children – the charity of which she is president.The naming of the Great Western High Speed Train power car takes place at platform 1 of Paddington Station, Praed Street, London, on Thursday 18th October at 15.20. The name plate will also feature Save the Children’s logo.Transport company FirstGroup, First Great Western’s parent company, named Save the Children as its charity of choice earlier this summer. The partnership is worth £1m in corporate donations, in kind support (including gifts and employee volunteering) and fundraising initiatives.more: www.savethechildren.org.uk HRH The Princess Royal names new train after Save the Children AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Journalist badly beaten by drunken police officers

first_img News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Nepal to go further June 8, 2020 Find out more May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News Organisation Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today deplored the gratuitous beating inflicted on journalist Deepak Pandey by two allegedly inebriated police officers yesterday in Kathmandu, and it voiced its concern that further journalists could suffer at the hands of the security forces in the prevailing climate of impunity.”Such physical attacks on a journalist covering a story must be punished, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Inspector General of Police Pradeep Shamsher J.B. Rana. “It is your duty to carry out an investigation and take disciplinary measures against these two officers,” Ménard said.On October 8, an experienced reporter with the Space Time Daily, Pandey was covering a fire at a furniture store in the centre of Kathmandu when he was violently beaten by Inspector Sukdev Neupane and Deputy Inspector Amrit Shrestha of the nearby Kamalpokhari police station. According to the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), the two police officers punched and kicked Pandey, and stole a gold chain and the equivalent of Euros 100 from him. The FNJ said the two officers were in civilian dress and inebriated at the time.Unaware that his aggressors were policemen, Pandey appealed for help to other police officers present. However, the latter detained him and placed him in a police vehicle, in which he continued to be beaten until they brought him to a hospital. There the police tried to pass him off as someone who was inebriated, but the hospital’s chief doctor refused to sign a document incriminating him. The police were finally obliged to release Pandey after a senior officer intervened.According to doctors, Pandey’s condition is giving cause for concern. His body is covered with bruises, he is vomiting blood and he appears to have sustained internal injuries as a result of the beating. Help by sharing this information center_img News Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage May 17, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill RSF_en October 9, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist badly beaten by drunken police officers Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Newslast_img read more

Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity

first_img TAGS  Facebook Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses and recognizing that an agency created two years ago to protect America’s networks and infrastructure lacks the money, tools and authority to counter such sophisticated threats. The breach, which hijacked widely used software from Texas-based SolarWinds Inc., has exposed the profound vulnerability of civilian government networks and the limitations of efforts to detect threats. It’s also likely to unleash a wave of spending on technology modernization and cybersecurity. “It’s really highlighted the investments we need to make in cybersecurity to have the visibility to block these attacks in the future,” Anne Neuberger, the newly appointed deputy national security adviser for cyber and emergency technology said Wednesday at a White House briefing. The reaction reflects the severity of a hack that was disclosed only in December. The hackers, as yet unidentified but described by officials as “likely Russian,” had unfettered access to the data and email of at least nine U.S. government agencies and about 100 private companies, with the full extent of the compromise still unknown. And while this incident appeared to be aimed at stealing information, it heightened fears that future hackers could damage critical infrastructure, like electrical grids or water systems. President Joe Biden plans to release an executive order soon that Neuberger said will include about eight measures intended to address security gaps exposed by the hack. The administration has also proposed expanding by 30% the budget of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, or CISA, a little-known entity now under intense scrutiny because of the SolarWinds breach. Biden, making his first major international speech Friday to the Munich Security Conference, said that dealing with “Russian recklessness and hacking into computer networks in the United States and across Europe and the world has become critical to protecting our collective security.” Republicans and Democrats in Congress have called for expanding the size and role of the agency, a component of the Department of Homeland Security. It was created in November 2018 amid a sense that U.S. adversaries were increasingly targeting civilian government and corporate networks as well as the “critical” infrastructure, such as the energy grid that is increasingly vulnerable in a wired world. Speaking at a recent hearing on cybersecurity, Rep. John Katko, a Republican from New York, urged his colleagues to quickly “find a legislative vehicle to give CISA the resources it needs to fully respond and protect us.” Biden’s COVID-19 relief package called for $690 million more for CISA, as well as providing the agency with $9 billion to modernize IT across the government in partnership with the General Services Administration. That has been pulled from the latest version of the bill because some members didn’t see a connection to the pandemic. But Rep. Jim Langevin, co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, said additional funding for CISA is likely to reemerge with bipartisan support in upcoming legislation, perhaps an infrastructure bill. “Our cyber infrastructure is every bit as important as our roads and bridges,” Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat, said in an interview. “It’s important to our economy. It’s important to protecting human life, and we need to make sure we have a modern and resilient cyber infrastructure.” CISA operates a threat-detection system known as “Einstein” that was unable to detect the SolarWinds breach. Brandon Wales, CISA’s acting director, said that was because the breach was hidden in a legitimate software update from SolarWinds to its customers. After it was able to identify the malicious activity, the system was able to scan federal networks and identify some government victims. “It was designed to work in concert with other security programs inside the agencies,” he said. The former head of CISA, Christopher Krebs, told the House Homeland Security Committee this month that the U.S. should increase support to the agency, in part so it can issue grants to state and local governments to improve their cybersecurity and accelerate IT modernization across the federal government, which is part of the Biden proposal. “Are we going to stop every attack? No. But we can take care of the most common risks and make the bad guys work that much harder and limit their success,” said Krebs, who was ousted by then-President Donald Trump after the election and now co-owns a consulting company whose clients include SolarWinds. The breach was discovered in early December by the private security firm FireEye, a cause of concern for some officials. “It was pretty alarming that we found out about it through a private company as opposed to our being able to detect it ourselves to begin with,” Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, said at her January confirmation hearing. Right after the hack was announced, the Treasury Department bypassed its normal competitive contracting process to hire the private security firm CrowdStrike, U.S. contract records show. The department declined to comment. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has said that dozens of email accounts of top officials at the agency were hacked. The Social Security Administration hired FireEye to do an independent forensic analysis of its network logs. The agency had a “backdoor code” installed like other SolarWinds customers, but “there were no indicators suggesting we were targeted or that a future attack occurred beyond the initial software installation,” spokesperson Mark Hinkle said. Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the hack has highlighted several failures at the federal level but not necessarily a lack of expertise by public sector employees. Still, “I doubt we will ever have all the capacity we’d need in-house,” he said. There have been some new cybersecurity measures taken in recent months. In the defense policy bill that passed in January, lawmakers created a national director of cybersecurity, replacing a position at the White House that had been cut under Trump, and granted CISA the power to issue administrative subpoenas as part of its efforts to identify vulnerable systems and notify operators. The legislation also granted CISA increased authority to hunt for threats across the networks of civilian government agencies, something Langevin said they were only previously able to do when invited. “In practical terms, what that meant is they weren’t invited in because no department or agency wants to look bad,” he said. “So you know what was happening? Everyone was sticking their heads in the sand and hoping that cyberthreats were going to go away.” ——— Suderman reported from Richmond, Va. Pinterest Local NewsBusinessStateUS News Previous articleKioxia e Western Digital anunciam memória flash 3D de 6ª geraçãoNext articleMarcus Judie Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Tory co-op manager issues statement following weekend vote

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 26, 2018 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Previous articleDonegal County Council collected 74% of rates due in 2017Next articleCouncil seeks to address concerns about St Catherine’s Well in Killybegs News Highland Pinterest Tory co-op manager issues statement following weekend vote Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twittercenter_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The manager of Comharchumann Thoraí Teo has issued a statement on behalf of people on the island following what’s been described as a difficult meeting and vote at the weekend.A vote took place on Saturday at the request of Pól O’ Gallchóir, who was appointed as mediator in the ongoing Ferry dispute.According to today’s statement, when the votes were counted, people living on the island agreed to Pól Ó Gallchóir’s proposal by 67 to 53, with one abstention. When the votes of those not permanently resident but with property on the island were calculated, 45 agreed and 50 disagreed.The agreement will entail a 12 seater fast ferry operating alongside the Queen of Aran from this weekend, with islanders stressing they were voting on the overall O’Gallachoir proposal, and not simply on accepting the Queen of Aran.Earlier today, Donegal Cllr Michael Cholm Mc Giolla Easbuig said Rionn na Gaeltachta had created division on the island, and he’s hopeful the island can now progress………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/michtory.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApplast_img read more