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moe. Unveils Lineup For The Return Of moe.down

first_imgFor 15 years, moe. fans enthusiastically attended their favorite band’s homegrown festival, moe.down. The annual event was a staple of the moe. fan’s calendar, up until 2014, when the band announced an unfortunate hiatus for future moe.down festivals. After taking two years off, in 2015 and 2016, moe. finally announced the festival’s triumphant return!The new moe.down will again be held at the Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, NY, but will move to July 4th weekend, running from June 30th through July 2nd. In addition to seven sets from moe., there will be headlining appearances from Blackberry Smoke, Fishbone, Railroad Earth, Twiddle, Ryan Montbleau, and Al and the Transamericans. Also performing are Hayley Jane and the Primates, Kung Fu, Mike Dillon Band feat. Jim Laughlin, Mister F, Organ Freeman, Ripe, and so many more. Check out the full announcement below:The initial lineup came in the form of this video:The band has also promised a return to their roots for the upcoming moe.down 16, focusing on the family and friends aspect that has made the festival so great in years past. “moe.down, for me, is a family event in many ways,” said bassist Rob Derhak. “My children have grown up there, and have made friends there. We look forward to it the same way one would look forward to a family reunion.”Chuck Garvey adds, “To me, moe.down has always been a mix the best ‘laid back, friends and family, backyard throw downs.’ Musical and non-musician loved ones come from all over and as a result, we all have this special atmosphere where everything is better. Friends revel, everyone gets together with almost a singular communal purpose and the band reflects that onstage throughout the weekend. I look forward to having that back again this year and hopefully many more to come!”Tickets are currently on-sale right here. You can head to the moe.down website for more information.Enter To Win VIP Tickets And A Meet & Greet Below!last_img read more

Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

first_imgThis blog is the third in a three-part series written for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. [previous post]People were surprised a few months ago when we announced we were introducing an air gap version of the Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise solution. Aren’t air-gapped devices secure in and of themselves? And do organizations even need air gapped systems with the wide range of security solutions available today?Organizations related to critical infrastructure frequently rely on air-gapped devices to reduce the points of exposure for their most sensitive departments. In fact, in the worlds of manufacturing, energy and exploration, transportation and finance, organizations often rely on air gap devices to perform critical functions securely.For these companies, it’s never been more important to employ the most rigorous security precautions available. On October 20, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) released a joint technical alert revealing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have discovered a “multi-stage intrusion campaign by threat actors targeting low security and small networks to gain access and move laterally to networks of major, high value asset owners within the energy sector.” The alert called out the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing industries as targets of interest for these advanced persistent threats.The fact is, these industries have been under threat for a while. Last year, 68 percent of oil and gas companies suffered security compromises. And as we move into the era of smart grids and IoT connectivity, 88 percent of American utility executives say cybersecurity is a major concern in smart grid deployment, and 77 percent also feel IoT will be a potential threat.Employing an air gap model can be one of the most effective ways to ensure cyber attackers don’t succeed in creating a ladder of compromise that disrupts our country’s critical infrastructure. But while air gap is highly secure, it isn’t flawless. Air-gapped devices are still vulnerable to physical attacks that leverage compromised USBs, Firewire connections and other external storage devices.For this reason, many companies that use air-gapped devices deploy anti-virus solutions for additional protection. Ironically, these solutions can actually become a threat vector, as they typically require organizations to connect to the cloud frequently – often on a daily basis – to download updates. This neutralizes the effectiveness of an air gap system and exposes organizations to the risk of downloading zero-day viruses, which often aren’t recognized by signature-based anti-virus solutions. In other words, most air gap solutions won’t stop the advanced persistent threats the U.S. government is issuing warnings about.Dell’s Approach to Air GapThe reason we introduced an air gap endpoint security solution is because we came up with a better way to do it. The Dell solution offers advanced threat protection (read: it stops zero-day threats) by detecting anomalies using Cylance’s artificial-intelligence-based mathematical models. Rather than relying on signatures that need to be updated daily, our models only need to be updated a few times a year, greatly limiting the need to take devices out of air-gap mode. And even when a device is connected for updates, it’s safer because our solution leverages file-based encryption to make sure the company’s data is safe whether it’s being used, shared or stored.Think about what this means for companies whose projects are located in an area with limited Internet access. Where they would previously have to go without anti-virus protection, cross their fingers and hope they didn’t become the victim of a physical attack, they can now deploy an on-premise security solution that doesn’t require connectivity to operate or manage.In the end, the goal behind our new air gap endpoint security solution is simple: We want to ensure companies who want to use air-gapped devices are able to do so effectively, consistently and without interruption to their workers’ productivity. There’s nothing more disheartening than employing a security strategy only to have it backfire through the introduction of either new threat vectors or inefficiencies in workflow.If there’s an overarching mission for the Dell, it’s enabling companies to achieve the perfect balance between productivity and security. With the right technology, you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other.If you’re interested in learning more about our air gap solution, we invite you to read on and get in touch with us. With the “gaps” in the air gap model finally closed, you just might find it’s the endpoint approach that’s been missing from your larger cybersecurity program.last_img read more

Mangano Sexting Scandal A ‘Hoax,’ NCPD Says

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An investigation into an alleged sexting scandal by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, which threatened to upend his political career, found no evidence that he sent explicit messages to women, a top-ranking Nassau police official said Thursday.“They did not sext each other,” Det. Sgt. Patrick Ryder, commanding officer of Asset Forfeiture and Intelligence unit, told reporters during a news conference Thursday at the department’s police academy in Massapequa Park. Ryder was referring to Mangano and Karin Caro, founder of the public relations firm Blue Chip Marketing, who was the person identified as allegedly being on the receiving end of Mangano’s provocative messages. One alleged sext, in which someone identified as “Ed M” discusses sexual acts, was forged and never sent or received by either Mangano or Caro, Ryder said. An animated Ryder said there was no proof Mangano ever sent the message, despite it being linked to his phone number. A purported Tweet from Caro’s Twitter account also appears to be a fake, investigators found.The sexting scandal, which Mangano adamantly denied any involvement in, emerged on Feb. 13 during an explosive report by CBS News.“I want you to (blank) my brains out even if it’s in my car again,” was one of the messages allegedly sent by Mangano, according to CBS News.Mangano suggested to CBS News that he was a victim of a hack and told the Press on Valentine’s Day that the whole scandal is “totally fabricated.”After Mangano became aware of the supposed sexts, he filed a verbal complaint with Nassau County police.In response to Nassau police’s investigation, Mangano released a statement reiterating that he was victimized. “As I stated from the moment this matter was brought to my attention, my family and I are the victims of a hoax perpetuated by a deranged individual,” Mangano said. “I can only hope that the media will report the truth in the same manner as they reported the outrageous lies against me and the other victim,” he added. “Now, I respectfully ask that you leave my family and me alone on this matter.”The department’s investigation commenced almost immediately, with Ryder personally overseeing the probe. During Thursday’s press conference, Ryder took the unusual step of laying out the entire investigation from start to finish, including the time and date of interviews with those involved, and documenting how the department came to the conclusion that the whole scandal was a hoax. At one point Ryder, who took issue with suggestions that the department would cover up the scandal for Mangano’s benefit, said the investigation was done independent of the county executive’s office and the office of acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, Mangano’s pick to head the department.“When they came to my office I was handed this bag of crap,” Ryder said. “Look around, there’s no one standing behind me. This investigation was done independently.”“I was brought up to the tell the truth,” he added, “I am telling you the truth with the evidence in front of me. I would never embarrass my family, I would never embarrass my office…my job is to follow the evidence, I took the evidence and I followed it.“As far as I’m concerned,” he continued, “this sexting case is closed.”Ryder did say, however, that Mangano was never hacked. Citing the recent high-profile case between the FBI and Apple regarding the phone belonging to one of the San Bernardino, Calif. shooters, Ryder said it’s impossible for anyone to hack an iPhone without the password or Apple ID.The investigation included analysis of both Mangano and Caro’s phones, which turned up no evidence that the pair had communicated. The police also used license plate reader technology and determined that neither Mangano nor Caro’s vehicles were ever in the same location at once, Ryder said. An examination of deleted messages—which the department has the ability to obtain and analyze—also did not reveal any relationship between Mangano and Caro.A slide showing a sexting message allegedly sent by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. Nassau police said it’s a fake message. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)One of the more racier messages purportedly sent by Mangano to Caro appears to be a forged document, made to look like a screenshot of an actual text exchange, investigators found. Ryder said he Googled the first nine words in the message and it took him to a website that mirrors the message. Also, an alleged Tweet from Caro’s account that suggests a vindictive motive, almost verbatim matches a quote from a news article regarding a divorce between Hollywood socialites, Ryder said.“This is a document that could have been created by a kid or somebody that has an agenda,” Ryder said of the text. “There is no number from Mr. Mangano that ties him to the document.”“[Caro] overwhelmingly denies ever seeing it,” Ryder added. “She denies ever having Ed Mangano’s cell phone, she denies ever personally contacting Ed Mangano through any electronic communication.” However, Caro has done business with the county before and received two contracts from Nassau in 2013 and 2014 to promote events.Ryder said both Mangano and Caro cooperated with the investigation and gave detectives permission to personally sift through their devices.Ryder noted that he personally interviewed Mangano and threatened to arrest the county executive himself if evidence later turned up revealing he was lying.Mangano’s response: “I was not involved with that woman.”The alleged sexting scandal included messages sent to other women, but Caro was the only one publicly identified.last_img read more

Show your members how to adopt contactless payments

first_imgContactless payments are not new. In fact, consumers have used contactless cards to pay for transactions since the early 2000s, though the magnetic stripe cards of that era were far different from today’s much more secure EMV cards.But with the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the desire—and need—to switch to a more touch-free way to pay is top of mind for many people. Is it time for your members that are not using contactless cards to make the leap? If so, here are useful insights to help your member-facing staffers educate your members on how to use contactless cards.The first step is to walk members through the journey to contactless payments. When they ask you what a contactless payment is, your team members can say: “A contactless payment is a non-cash payment transaction that doesn’t need a physical connection between the consumer payment device and the point-of-sale terminal.” 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

China urged to share bird flu data, country claims better antiviral and avian vaccine

first_imgDec 27, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) official recently urged China to share more information on avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and to change farming practices to help prevent the disease.In addition, China said it has developed a new antiviral drug for flu patients and a new avian flu vaccine for poultry, both of which are said to be better than existing products.Shigeru Omi, the WHO’s Western Pacific regional director, talked about Chinese information-sharing and farming practices during his recent visit to China, according to news accounts.Omi praised China for sharing some data on recent human cases of avian flu but said data on more than 30 outbreaks in poultry had not been divulged, according to a Dec 23 Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.”Human H5N1 viruses are only part of the story,” Omi said at a news briefing. “To fully understand how this virus is evolving, we need viruses from outbreaks in animals.”Omi said Chinese officials shared data on the H5N1 flu outbreak in wild birds at Quinghai Lake earlier this year and also shared five virus isolates from animal last year, according to AFP.He said China was not hiding cases, but a lack of surveillance and awareness in rural areas prevents quick and efficient reporting of outbreaks, according to the story.Julie Hall, a WHO expert on the virus, said WHO has agreed to share virus isolates from two of its six human cases and to provide viral genetic sequence information for two more cases, AFP reported.Omi said China’s common practices of raising different kinds of animals together and living close to them need to change, according to another AFP report. He made the comments in an interview with Xinhua, the Chinese news agency.”We cannot kill all the chickens and ducks to prevent bird flu from spreading among them and to humans; therefore we have to make sure the chickens, ducks and humans do not mingle together,” Omi was quoted as saying.But he acknowledged that this can’t be achieved “overnight,” given China’s huge poultry population.The claim about a new and better anti-flu drug came yesterday from Chinese scientist Li Song of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, according to a report published today on the China Daily Web site.The new drug is a neuraminidase inhibitor, like the existing antivirals oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), Li said.”We have completed clinical experiments, and find it is more effective on humans than Tamiflu,” Li said of the new drug, which was not named. He made the comments at a forum on prevention and control of avian flu.Li said the drug would be produced by Chinese companies and would cost only a quarter to a third as much as oseltamivir costs in China.The story mentioned no published scientific reports on the drug. A WHO spokesman in China said he had no information on it, according to an AFP story published today.The report of a new avian flu vaccine for poultry came in another China Daily story, published yesterday. Jia Youling, China’s chief veterinary officer, said scientists have developed a live-virus vaccine that protects poultry from both avian flu and Newcastle disease, according to the story.The combination vaccine can be administered orally, nasally, or by spray, as well as by injection, Jia said. He asserted that the former techniques would save labor and confer increased immunity. Moreover, he said, the vaccine’s production cost is only about a fifth as high as that of other vaccines on the market.The vaccine is the product of four years of development at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Jia reported.Bu Zhigao, a chief scientist on the vaccine project, said the vaccine can protect mammals, such as mice, from avian flu, according to the story.As with the new drug, the China Daily story mentioned no published scientific reports on the vaccine.The government expedited approval of the vaccine after its safety and efficacy were demonstrated, Jia said. The story said that authorities approved mass production of the vaccine Dec 23 and that 1 billion doses would be produced by the end of this month.China is mounting a campaign to vaccine all of its billions of poultry against avian flu. Authorities claimed to have vaccinated 6.85 billion birds as of mid-December.In other recent news, the WHO on Dec 23 recognized the two latest human cases of avian flu reported in Indonesia. The cases were in an 8-year-old boy who died Dec 15 and a 39-year-old man who died Dec 12. The Indonesian government reported confirmation of the cases earlier last week.See also:Dec 23 WHO update read more

Heartbroken Bachelor Richie Strahan flicks his pad

first_imgThe Bachelor 2016 Richie Strahan has reportedly split from the woman he gave his rose to, Alex Nation. Picture: Justin LloydHEARTBROKEN Bachelor Richie Strahan is set to start afresh after saying goodbye to Alex Nation – as well as giving away the title to the new house he built.The rope technician had put his four bedroom new build on the market on August 10 just five days before the one-year anniversary of he and Ms Nation’s hook-up.Richie Strahan and Alex Nation in May this year. Picture: Wrights/Hyundai. The master bedroom has its own courtyard. Alex Nation being comforted by her friend Meagan Luxa after being injured during a Frankston Bombers versus Warragul game. Picture: Mark Wilson.In the days following however, news emerged of Mr Strahan and Ms Nation splitting, with reports that the mother-of-one was seeing someone else.Mr Strahan had caused major fan backlash last year when he chose to give his rose to Alex Nation over the highly popular Nikki Gogan.The Bachelor 2016 star had moved to Melbourne to be with her, and put his Perth property up for rental.Richie Strahan’s new build kitchen. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoA picture taken in happier days off Richie Strahan’s Instagram page. Picture: Instagram/Richie Strahan He put in a spot for a barbecue.He had bought a large 1,039sq m block with an existing house that he renovated for rental. He also built a new four bedder on the block which was what sold for $560,000 on August 29, according to CoreLogic records.The property was marketed as a family home “or your very own BACHELOR Pad”.It had three bathrooms, a double garage, ducted reverse cycle airconditioning, a stylish kitchen with stone benchtops, dishwasher, multiple living areas and a massive master bedroom with its own courtyard.last_img read more

Update: ConocoPhillips plans long-term shutdown of Kenai LNG plant

first_img(Article updated on July 18. to add a comment by a ConocoPhillips spokesperson.)Houston-based energy giant and LNG player ConocoPhillips is ready to shelve the Kenai LNG export facility on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. The company put the facility up for sale in November as part of its efforts to regularly review its assets to ensure it is optimizing its portfolio last year and was evaluating bids in April this year.The company’s spokesperson told LNG World News in an emailed statement that, “while marketing efforts have been underway since mid-January, 2017, and conversations with interested buyers are ongoing, to date ConocoPhillips has not come to terms with a buyer for the facility.”The export plant last operated for six months during 2015, liquefying 20 Bcf of natural gas and delivering six LNG cargoes, while, due to the market conditions, ConocoPhillips did not conduct an export program in 2016.During the fall, ConocoPhillips plans to further scale-back operation at the plant, the spokesperson said.“The reduced operations will focus on continued preservation of the facilities for future LNG exports,” the statement reads.The company said it is the right time to begin planning to transition the facility to a long-term shutdown, however, the period for the plant being in this mode will depend on the market conditions.The Kenai LNG plant complex, that is operational and ready to resume exports, includes docking and loading facilities to transport LNG, and has shipped over 1,300 cargoes primarily to Japan. By Adnan Bajiclast_img read more

OECS and WTO Member States to meet in Dominica.

first_img Share Share Senior Trade Officials from the OECS-WTO Member States will meet in Roseau Dominica on 28-29th April 2011 to assess the developments in the current round of negotiations in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The agenda for the two day meeting will cover all the key issues of relevance to the region including market access for agricultural and industrial goods, trade facilitation, fisheries subsidies, intellectual property rights, and services.Matters related to development assistance to gain increased benefits from trade (Aid for Trade) will also be discussed in preparation for the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade to be held in Geneva, Switzerland in July.The current round of negotiations which was launched in Doha, Qatar in November 2001, has experienced sporadic and limited progress due to continued divergences between developed and developing countries on market access for industrial goods. At the end of 2010, the Director General of the WTO set out a work programme to conclude the round by the end of 2011.  A major milestone for this process is the presentation of documents which include new draft texts or reports of the state of play of negotiations across all negotiating groups. These were circulated on April 21 and will be followed by a meeting of the WTO Trade Negotiations Committee on April 29.The TNC is the highest negotiating body of the WTO and the WTO DG has stated his intention to use that meeting to chart a way forward towards the conclusion of the Doha Round. While some WTO members have called for a push to conclude the round, there are many who do not foresee an agreement emerging this year.  The trade officials will be updated on the state of play of the negotiations  and  will guide OECS negotiators based at its Technical Mission in Geneva in respect of key areas where  WTO members have not reached agreement in order to ensure that the region is prepared to defend its interests. Increased market access for agricultural and industrial goods and service providers continue to be of primary importance to the OECS. The OECS is also seeking policy flexibility to safeguard its domestic producers and support to explore market opportunities in developed countries. With the WTO’s Geneva week for capital-based officials taking place soon after this consultation, OECS trade officials will be well briefed for their engagement with other delegates during that time.This meeting is funded by the Caribbean Integration Support Project (CISP), an initiative under the 9th EDF which also provides funding for the operation of the OECS Technical Mission in Geneva, and the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Hub & Spokes Programme. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 28 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews OECS and WTO Member States to meet in Dominica. by: – April 27, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Mildred Ann Moeller, 89

first_imgMildred Ann Moeller, 89, of Greensburg passed away on April 1, 2016. She was born on March 1, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Edward and Adelaide Enxel Welage. Mildred was a 1945 graduate of Greensburg High School. She married Walter Moeller on November 23, 1950 in Greensburg, Indiana. She worked for Chas H. Johnson Sons and later in the cafeteria at the Greensburg Schools for over 10 years. Mildred was a member of the Greensburg Senior Center, Bunco Club, Daughters of Isabella, and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church; she helped cook for the funeral meals and also helped in the Church office.Survivors include: Daughters- Teresa Bavender, Mary Beth (Roger) Wenning, Martha (Jim) Fisher, and Ruth (Mark) Haeufle; Sons- Vincent (Pat) Moeller, Mark (Gaye) Moeller, and Dan Moeller; Sister- Marjorie (Wayman) Mahan; Brother- Roger (Mary Ann) Welage and Vincent (Phyllis) Welage; 15 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her: Parents; Husband; Brothers- Robert Welage, Richard Welage, Edward Welage, and Leonard Welage; Sister- Marie Oliger.A Rosary will be prayed, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm followed by a visitation for family and friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, 110 E. North Street, Greensburg. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 1:00 pm. Father John Meyer will be officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Mary’s Building Fund.last_img read more

Stop sign changes completed in Batesville

first_imgNew four-way stop at Walnut and George Streets.Batesville, Ind. — The residents of the city of Batesville are adjusting to recent changes on downtown streets. Mayor Mike Bettice believes the most challenging changes are one at the intersection of George and Walnut Streets, near the post Office, Pearl and Depot Streets and Central and Eastern Avenues.Stop signs have been added on George Street at the intersection of Walnut Street, making it a four-way stop. At the intersection of Pearl and Depot Streets traffic on Pearl Street no longer has a stop sign. The intersection of Central and Eastern Avenues is now a four-way stop.Motorists are advised to keep these changes in mind while traveling city streets.last_img