Pellegrini hails Hammers resolve in Cup triumph

first_imgManuel Pellegrini has hailed his players for keeping calm after going a goal down at AFC Wimbledon in the EFL Cup ahead of turning the tie around.Joe Pigott headed the League One side into the lead after just two minutes and hung on until the break despite Rodney McDonald’s dismissal for two yellow cards on 18 minutes.Issa Diop restored parity just after the hour mark before Angelo Ogbonna scored the visitors’ second, with Javier Hernandez sealing the 3-1 win in injury time.“Yes, I was worried because you play against these teams that defend really well and then you are losing 1-0 in the first minutes, after working the whole week not to suffer those kinds of goals,” Pellegrini told Sky Sports News at full time.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“The most important thing was our application to win this game. I was sure if we continued playing that we would score those goals. The best thing the team did tonight was we kept calm, we continued moving and creating space.“It’s important to win. If we lose this game, that’s another consequence – it’s very important. We need to continue working and I hope on Saturday we can have our first victory in the Premier League.”The third-round draw for the EFL Cup will take on Thursday night from 7pm onwardslast_img read more

You are not alone Suicide Awareness And Prevention

first_imgIn addition, KPBSD was awarded a three year Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Postvention (SAPP) grant from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. The three year grant proposal targets high risk populations of students in grades 7-12 at Homer Flex, Marathon School, and Kenai Alternative School. And, in year two and three of the grant, additional KPBSD middle and high schools. One of the organizations seeking to offer resources to those in need is within the Kenai Peninsula  Borough School District. The district launched the “You are not alone” suicide awareness and prevention program. More than one thousand students from Kenai Central High School, Kenai Middle School, Nikiski Middle-High School, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna Prep, and Soldotna High School attended assemblies about suicide awareness. Student leaders at KCHS received additional training about suicide awareness. Everyone received yellow wristbands with a Care line that anyone can call, anytime: 877-266-HELP. Another program offered by the district is Sources of Strength. “While suicide is sometimes a difficult topic to discuss, it is also paramount that we as a community address it head on,” said Sean Dusek, superintendent. “Programs such as Sources of Strength are critical components of our commitment and dedication to support our students through the myriad of issues they may experience throughout their lives.”center_img Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but suicide is rarely caused by any single factor. Many people who die by suicide are not known to have a diagnosed mental health condition at the time of death. Problems contributing to suicides include stresses over relationships, housing, money, health, employment, substance abuse, or legal woes. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As suicide rates continue to increase across the United States and on the Kenai Peninsula, multiple programs and organizations seek to raise awareness about the trend and offer resources to those who need it. Students learned that many people think that openly talking about suicide raises the risk. The fact is that asking someone directly usually lowers their anxiety, opens up lines of communication, and also lowers the risk of an impulsive act.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For September 30 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, September 30, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.In The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green (across from the Town Common). See this week’s lineup HERE.Next Door: U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton, who represents Wilmington and the rest of the the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts, is holding a Town Hall from 1:45pm to 2:45pm at Tewksbury Town Hall (1009 Main Street, Tewksbury).Next Door:  The Tewksbury Public Events and Celebrations Committee (TPEC) will host its fifth annual Fall Harvest Festival from noon to 5pm at Livingston Fields. TPEC is bringing a variety of food, fun and entertainment for this year’s harvest festival. If you have attended in years past, you will see some familiar faces in Rattlesnake Alley, Wicked Cornhole, and Wicked Cheesy. In addition to live musical entertainment and a couple of wicked Tewksbury businesses, the festival will include a number of craft and food vendors. Carnival rides include round-up, super slide, train ride, and moonwalk. Unlimited-ride bracelets can be purchased for $10 per person — cash only. Kids can ride any ride as often as they like with these bracelets. There will also be pie-eating contests, kids’ crafts, and additional live entertainment. Parking is available at Tewksbury State Hospital with free shuttle buses to the festival. Parking on Livingston Street is limited to vendors, volunteers, handicapped-placarded vehicles.In The Community: The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.MBTA Reminder: There will be no weekend commuter rail service on the Lowell Line (Wilmington Center) until December. A free shuttle bus will be available. Learn more HERE.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For August 23, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For September 11, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

New Performance Space Unites Cultural with Casual

first_img Share X 00:00 /02:36 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Stephanie Wittels WachsRec Room cast members (L-R) Gerardo Velasquez; Tasha Gorel; Rachel Rubin; Dano ColonA few things you may see in the audience before a performance at Rec Room: Someone pulling a bottle of beer from their mini Igloo cooler, another person taking a picture and posting it to Facebook, and someone else wearing yoga pants and eating a sandwich they picked up on the way over.However, you may also see all of these things during the show and that’s how the venue’s founders want it to be.“Stephanie and I sat down about ten years ago, talking about this dream we both had,” says Matt Hune, who co-founded Rec Room with Stephanie Wittels Wach. “And then we kind of put it to the side for a while.”Adds Wach, “We were like, ‘What if we created a space where we could have performance events, but the environment didn’t come with a lot of rules and regulations?’”Chloe GonzalezRec Room co-founders Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Matt HuneHune and Wachs made their dream a reality in June when they opened Rec Room. The concept is to create an environment that’s casual, comfortable, and accessible. It’s no big deal if you’re late. People don’t have to dress up or put their phones away, as long as they’re silenced.By the looks of the audience, most range from Gen-Xers to Millennials. This was 33-year-old Tiffany Hamilton’s first visit.“I was a bit nervous in a way that it would be too distracting to have people taking photos and stuff,” Hamilton says. “But I definitely enjoyed the ability to take photos and send Snapchats. I think it’s a good way to market the show because it’ll get more people interested and involved.”Stephanie Wittels WachsCast members of “My So-Called Mondays,” their staged reading of the 1990s TV show, “My So-Called Life.”The downtown performance space occupies part of an old warehouse just a few blocks from Minute Maid Park.  Inside, a freshly-painted black brick wall lines the long, narrow space converted into a theater.On this night, the cast is performing a staged reading of the 1990s cult TV show, My So-Called Life. They even give copies of the script to a few people in the audience, who call out lines at the proper cues.  The episode transcriptions are taken from a tribute site for the show, so there are some typos – which become a part of the performance. At one point, an actor shouts his line, “What difference does it makes?”Even though the atmosphere is anything but formal, that’s not to say the founders don’t take theater seriously. Both have long careers in the industry and are currently Houston-based theater teachers. But they also say theater must change in order to stay alive.“We have this huge respect for theater,” Wachs says. “We also acknowledge that it is not something that typically brings in a young crowd.”They’re hoping to change that.Later this month, the Rec Room’s cast will present their first Dead Rockstar Sing-a-Long Club, honoring late musicians Prince and David Bowie.Stephanie Wittels-WachRec Room cast members Darnea Olson (left) and Rachel Rubin Listenlast_img read more

Passwordcracking feats at blistering speed shown in Oslo

first_img Explore further Researcher Jeremi Gosney, the founder and CEO of Stricture Consulting Group, was the thinker behind the hardware and software setup that could make 350 billion guesses per second. The result was that eight-character passwords could fall in hours; some passwords could be had in minutes. The deployment that was capable of 350 billion guesses per second was a five-server computer cluster with 25 AMD Radeon graphics cards and virtualization software. The password-penetrating design was able to unleash unexpected speed, ripping through Windows passcodes. Security Ledger runs a detailed account of the rig’s specs and results. According to reports, his approach was enough to brute force eight-character passwords containing upper- and lower-case letters, digits, and symbols, in just hours.The brute forcing algorithms went to work at speeds that are remarkable. He showed that with the right improved software and powerful hardware, such attacks are quite feasible. His setup is only relevant toward offline attacks, where the thief has already retrieved a password database or file. The cluster that he used would not be relevant to online attacks against a live system. His scenario applies to exploits involving collections of leaked or stolen passwords.Gosney’s success, however, in ripping through eight character passwords will only make security professionals that much more aware of what they already know, that older algorithms and shorter length passwords are vulnerable to attacks. System breaches leading to substantial password leaks have been part of news headlines for some time. Gosney said in an email to Ars Technica that “We can attack hashes approximately four times faster than we could previously.” Gosney has been working on clustering approaches for the last four or five years.The GPU cluster in his recent presentation uses a cluster platform to let each card function as if on a single desktop plus ocl-Hashcat Plus.The general rule for computer users is to think about long and strong passwords, between 13 and 20 characters, if possible. If worried about choosing words that are too “common,” users can turn to password management tools, which are designed to help a user create passwords that are less vulnerable. Are you any good at creating passwords? Citation: Password-cracking feats at blistering speed shown in Oslo (2012, December 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-password-cracking-feats-blistering-shown-oslo.html More information: passwords12.at.ifi.uio.no/Jere … _HPC_Passwords12.pdfsecurityledger.com/new-25-gpu- … asswords-in-seconds/www.overclockersclub.com/news/33354/center_img (Phys.org)—Remember when the running advice for password setup was to avoid using your name backwards? My how we have smelled the coffee. A new rig-and-burn presentation for an audience of academics and security professionals at the Passwords^12 Conference in Oslo, Norway, earlier this month, demonstrated that password-cracking is an easy game with crippling amounts of password theft capable of happening at crippling speed. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2012 Phys.orglast_img read more

Bahia Principe kicks off new agent loyalty program with official launch party

first_imgTags: Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, Transat Thursday, March 9, 2017 Share Travelweek Group Bahia Principe kicks off new agent loyalty program with official launch partycenter_img TORONTO — Bahia Principe officially launched its new Bahia Principe Rewards program last night in Toronto to an audience filled with travel agents, media and Transat representatives. Transat also received an award from Bahia Principe as an appreciation for their continuous support.Travel agents enrolled in the loyalty program will have the opportunity to select from a variety of rewards and experiences. These include free stays at any of Bahia Principe’s properties, spa treatments, golf, entries for destination parties and transportation and excursion vouchers throughout 2017. Plus, registered agents will receive special travel rates and discounts at all Bahia Principe properties in Mexico, Jamaica and the D.R.“We’ve like to get as many travel agents to experience Bahia Principe for themselves,” said Sal Buccellato, National Accounts Director for Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts. “This is finally an opportunity for them to earn points that they can redeem towards a free stay at any one of our Bahia Principe hotels.”More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemJust for registering, agents will receive 250 points as a welcome to the program. Afterwards, 100 points will be rewarded for each room night booked at a Grand Bahia Principe Hotel and 125 points awarded for each room night booked at a Luxury Bahia Principe Hotel.“They experience the hotels, when they come back and a client asks for it, it’s the confidence that they have in selling the Bahia Principe product,” said Buccellato. “Once you’ve experience it, you’ll see everything the resorts have to offer. It makes it that much easier for an agent to sell it to the consumer.”“Travel agents are trusted by our customers and on the front lines of our business,” said Lluisa Salord, VP of Global Sales and Contracting at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts. “The launch of this new program is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the travel agent community and rewarding them with carefully designed experiences so they can become expert sellers of the Bahia Principe brand. Canada is our main market and we have become what we are now thanks to the Canadian market, who has supported us since we opened our first Bahia Principe Hotel in Dominican Republic, nearly 22 years ago.”More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterTo register agents can visit bahia-principe.com/b2b and gain access to the Bahia Principe B2B Portal. Here they can also access the latest information on all Bahia Principe properties and receive updates on services and products. A specific section will allow members to report, track and manage the number of bookings made for the brand. For more information, visit bahia-principe.com. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Rodolphe Belmer has been named as directorgeneral

first_imgRodolphe Belmer has been named as director-general of Canal Plus Group and a member of the pay TV operator’s board.Belmer, whose appointment was proposed to the company’s supervisory committee by Bertrand Méheut in his capacity as president of the board, will have overall responsibility for pay and free TV activities in metropolitan France, in charge of editorial, distribution, technology and advertising.Belmer was previously deputy director-general and CEO of Canal Plus France. In his new enlarged role he will be responsible for supervising the development of new free-to-air channel D8, as well as pay TV activities. Méheut will remain in charge of Canal Plus’s international activities.Belmer was confirmed as Méheut’s successor by the shareholders’ oversight committee  in February, following speculation that the latter could retire in 2013 ahead of his planned departure.last_img read more

Sky Atlantic series The Tunnel The UKs multicha

first_imgSky Atlantic series, The Tunnel.The UK’s multichannel broadcast sector has grown its revenues to £5 billion (€6 billion) a year, overtaking the BBC and commercial public service broadcasters, according to the Commercial Broadcasters Association (CoBA).According to a new report by media consultancy the Communications Chambers, on behalf of COBA, the UK multichannel sector now broadcasts 127 non-UK channels to the rest of the world, with employment in the UK TV industry doubling over the last decade to 12,300 people.The report said that “the majority of international broadcasters” are now basing their European headquarters in the UK and that multichannel broadcasters have helped provide the “critical mass” the UK needs to compete globally.As a result, the UK has become a “leading exporter of TV”, with 62% of companies surveyed claiming that they intend to increase investment in ‘high end TV and animation’ following the introduction of the new tax reliefs.“In all genres, the UK’s multichannel sector has increased investment in UK content by nearly 30% in the last three years, with seven out of 10 international broadcasters committing to increasing investment further over the next five years,” said the report.Some 67% of UK multichannels were also found to now commission content for both domestic and international audiences.Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey, who spoke at a launch event for the report last night, said: “The commercial broadcasting sector is already an important factor in ensuring the UK can compete globally; industry and the government can work together to harness its growing contribution to the UK.”The British Film Commission and Film London sponsored the report.last_img read more