Explore The New Catskill Chill Home With Aerial Drone Footage & Co-Founder Josh Cohen

first_imgWe’re just a few weeks away from the annual Catskill Chill Music Festival, which is set for September 23-25 (tickets and info here), and getting more and more excited for the event by the day. Now in its 7th year, the festival has a great lineup that features the likes of Mike Gordon, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, Electron and more. The biggest change, however, is the festival’s relocation from Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY to “New Minglewood,” a site located in Lakewood, PA.With the festival fast-approaching, organizers have shared some beautiful aerial footage of the new site. “New Minglewood” is looking as sharp as ever, and ChillFam can hardly wait to make this site their home. Watch the footage streaming below:Naturally, longtime fans will have many questions about the new location. Fortunately, festival co-founder Josh Cohen sat down with us and answered a few of them for you! Read on below for this exclusive interview.L4LM: First things first….Catskill Chill has moved sites, tell us a little bit about that.Josh Cohen: Ya know, we couldn’t have dreamt up a more perfect site than the one we had when we started the Chill at Camp Minglewood. Thanks to Larry (Larry Siegel, Co-Founder), we had access to this world renowned Performing Arts camp that his family started years ago. He and Dave (Dave Marzollo, Promoter/Co-Founder) had the perfect foundation to build upon. Here we are, as grateful as can be, coming up on our seventh Chill. As we all know, the best things in life can’t always last forever. Camp Minglewood was incredible, but guess what… from the moment we set foot on the grounds of NEW Minglewood, we knew it was meant to be, that everything in life really does happen for a reason. The great thing is… just like a teenage love…y ou grow up, move on and often find something to fill that space which may be even better. That’s exactly what we have here. Not only have we found the perfect home for the Chill, but the property owners are some of the most gracious hosts we could ask for ~ really great people.L4LM: What are some new things about the site that you love?JC: I could go on and on. 1. Even Ground – At the old venue, we had really large hills to deal with – from parking down to camp was quite a hike, as was from certain parts of camping down to the stages. At New Minglewood, the entire site is practically flat, with the slightest pitch in a couple spots.  2. Parking – at the old site, Chillfam had to either hike down giant hills with all of their gear to find a camping spot or they had to wait in line for a shuttle to drop them off where there was a slightly less giant hill (I kid..slightly). At New Minglewood, we’ve secured the farm which borders the length of our venue. The parking fields are flat and immediately adjacent to camping. No shuttles necessary, no long hikes, no giant hills.  3. Stages – Our old site’s stages were great because they were covered, but they did not allow for great viewing for everyone in attendance. At New Minglewood, we have a beautiful Main Stage field. It has the slightest of pitches and can hold everyone in attendance, and then some. We’re also really happy to be able to gather on the grass, under the sky as one – there’s something special about that and we haven’t been able to do that in the past. Our B-Stage is also much larger than in the past. It is a covered outdoor hockey rink, with open sides and plenty of room for the Chillfam to spread out and watch from both under the cover and outside it. Then we also have Club Chill, an indoor theater and a Late Night Hall, which is a big gym which borders the lake. Traditionally, we’ll still have our DC Corner Stage outdoors as well.  4. Pools! – For VIP and Artists, we have use of both the indoor and outdoor pools, along with a Jacuzzi – there’s a giant deck attached to the pool area, which overlooks the lake – it’s awesome. 5. Cabins – the cabins at New Minglewood are a bit nicer than the old ones. It’s still camp, but the mattresses are real, there are A/C units in them and they’re set up in a more traditional style which we think will lead to even more community building (as if that’s even possible at the Chill!) – now, the cabins are set up closer to each other, forming a circle in two different sections of the camp. It will be fun to see what unfolds with this setup.  6. Woods Camping – we’ve never had woods camping before and now we have a really cool area where folks will be able to camp under an umbrella of trees.  L4LM: What do you think both returning and first-time Chill Fam will enjoy about New Minglewood?JC: Everything I mentioned above, plus everything we’ve always enjoyed together – first and foremost being each other. I understand the need to paint a picture of New Minglewood before we get there, to give peace of mind to everyone who’s used to our old site, but the reality is that above all, the Chill is about the people. The attendees, the staff, the vendors, and the bands. There is a certain intention that comes along with buying a ticket to the Chill, working at the Chill, vending at the Chill and playing in a band at the Chill – an unwritten “terms of use” if you will – that when you come to the Chill, you are bringing with you an attitude of love, of family, authenticity, unity, acceptance, a true appreciation for great music and you are ready for a true celebration of life!  That will continue to be the most exciting thing about the Chill, and the highlight of New Minglewood. L4LM: Is this site larger? If so, will the Chill look to expand in scope and attendance?JC: The site is about the same size, however we have more space to work with overall. The venue is bordered on one side with a farm, where we will park everyone and on the other side with another camp, which we have secured for admin and staff. Our capacity as a festival remains the same. We feel as though we have a wonderful experience in the Chill and part of that experience is getting to see top-notch music in an intimate environment. We have just the right amount of people to be able to meet new folks every year and feel the energy of a big festival crowd at the end of a set but also be able to find your friends at any given moment, or walk up to the front row to jam out on the rail.L4LM: Are there any other new experiences in store for attendees?JC: Yes! We have swimming pools and Jacuzzi for vip’s and we also have a movie theater, complete with movie theater seats & cup holders! We’re looking forward to adding movies to the list of fun activities at the Chill. We’ll also be expanding on our Wellness Village, which, along with our yoga program, has grown into one of the most popular and fulfilling activity areas of the Chill.Tickets and more information about the festival can be found via the official Catskill Chill website.last_img read more

Strengthening public health connections between Thailand, U.S.

first_img Read Full Story A range of issues relevant to health in both Thailand and the U.S. — including medical education, maternal health, hypertension and stroke risk, and the role of policy and persuasion in changing health behaviors — were discussed at a recent symposium aimed at promoting connections between the two countries in public health and medicine.The two-day symposium, held Aug. 22 and 23, 2018 at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, also honored the contributions to public health of Thailand’s Prince Mahidol of Songkla (1892–1929) and his son, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927–2016).More than 70 attendees from the U.S. and Thailand attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School (HMS), the King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation, and the Thai Physicians Association of America (TPAA).Cholthanee Koerojna, president of The King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation, opened the event and summarized the abundant connections between Thailand and Harvard University during the last century.Thai dancers welcome guests to the symposium reception. Photo by Nilagia McCoyJoseph Brain, Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology at the Harvard Chan School and a member of the event organizing committee, said the symposium’s attendance, especially the many who had travelled from Thailand, was a testament to Thai commitment to the legacy of Prince Mahidol Adulyadej and King Bhumibol Adulyadej.Prince Mahidol of Songkla was one of the earliest alumni of the Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology School for Health Officers, which would become the Harvard Chan School; he received a Certificate of Public Health. He also received an M.D. from HMS. He left a career in the Siam Navy at 27 to study public health and medicine and to promote them in Thailand. While in the U.S., he negotiated an agreement with the Rockefeller Foundation to provide funding for education in medicine, nursing, and public health in Thailand. Upon his return, he served in the Ministry of Education and presided over substantial upgrades to science and medical facilities in Thailand’s universities.“[Prince Mahidol] exemplified the model that we encourage,” said Michael Grusby, Executive Dean for Administration at Harvard Chan School, in welcome remarks. “We invite colleagues from everywhere on the planet to come to Boston, work with us, and then to return to their homeland to put in place what they have learned.”Prem Chantra of the TPAA, Cholthanee Koerojna of the King of Thailand Birthplace Foundation, Joseph Brain, and Usah Lilavivat of TPAA. Photo by Nilagia McCoyBrain noted that the exchange of knowledge flows both ways. “Health indices in Thailand are very good, but accomplished at a much lower cost than in the United States. They have made a commitment to universal healthcare,” he said. “There are lessons to be learned for the United States.”During a reception following the symposium, Mike McNally, vice dean for the Office of External Relations, announced the launch of a new Thai Scholars Fellowship Fund. The fund is intended to strengthen the relationship between the Harvard Chan School and Thai scholars by providing financial support to students for tuition and fees.The symposium featured more than 20 speakers, including many experts from Thailand,  HMS’ Edward Hundert, and Harvard Chan’s Nancy Long Sieber and Edward Nardell.last_img read more

Man behind ND logo dies

first_imgA memorial service and Mass for Jim T. Butz, class of 1949, who worked in the Notre Dame Stadium press box for decades and was instrumental in the creation of the iconic Fighting Irish leprechaun logo, will take place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Monday morning.Butz, who died Oct. 12 at the age of 90, will be buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery on campus.Butz was on the sports information department staff for the football team from 1947 to 1949 and returned to Notre Dame every home football game for 31 years to work in the press box as a stringer for United Press, Jim P. Butz, the son of Jim T. Butz, said. In the mid-1960s, the University planned to change its current mascot, an Irish terrier called Clashmore, but Jim P. Butz said his father, who worked at Wilson Sporting Goods at the time, immediately thought of Ted Drake, an illustrator for Wilson.“Dad said, ‘I know exactly the guy you need to be working with,’” Jim P. Butz said. “He called on Ted and said, ‘can you create some symbol for Notre Dame, some example their Irish heritage that they want to exemplify?’ And [the leprechaun] was what Ted came up with.”Jim T. Butz gave Drake’s drawing to the University, and in 1965, the leprechaun became the official mascot, Jim P. Butz said. Drake, who died in 1999, went on to design the logo for the Chicago Bulls.“When you think of how many millions of people know that Fighting Irish logo – the vast majority of the people who are alive never knew the University had a different mascot,” Ric Jarrett, a friend of the Butz family, said. “They see the ND and Fighting Irish logo … That one little tiny aspect of his life has touched a couple hundred million people.”Jim T. Butz was devoted to Notre Dame and a lifelong fan, his son said. A native of Akron, Ohio, Jim T. Butz grew up listening to Irish football on the radio, and after high school he was drafted into World War II. Whenever he could find a typewriter, Jarrett said Butz would write a letter to Notre Dame’s dean of admissions and express his interest in attending the University.“He would tell him he had survived this or survived that and wanted to go to school,” Jarrett said. “He did that the entire time he was gone.”Jim P. Butz said after the war, his father had trouble getting into Notre Dame since all the soldiers who had been drafted while they attended Notre Dame had priority so they could finish their degrees. Jim T. Butz asked some friends to put in good words for him, and he caught the attention of Sports Information Director Charlie Callahan, who brought Butz’s case to then-University President John J. Cavanaugh.“Fr. Cavanaugh called for his file, and all of the letters in the file were neatly typed, nothing handwritten,” Jim P. Butz said. “It was easy to read. Everything was documented. That’s when Cavanaugh said, if Fr. Sorin had not established Notre Dame for students such as this, who did he establish the University for? He asked how many beds they were already short, and he said, ‘We’re going to be short one more.’”Before he even started as a student in 1946, Butz was hired by Callahan as a staff member, and Butz soon became a public-relations writer for athletic director and football coach Frank Leahy. For the three years Butz was a student, the football team never lost a game, and in 1947 the team won one of the four national championships under Leahy’s leadership. For all that time, Butz was “Leahy’s right-hand man; he was the one speaking for him,” Jim P. Butz said.Jim T. Butz married in 1948, had the first of five children and graduated after three years. Afterwards, he moved to a Chicago suburb to raise his family and work for Wilson Sporting Goods’ marketing department. He continued to write, ghostwriting for sports greats such as bowler Joe Wilman and golfer Arnold Palmer, his son said.Eventually Butz settled in the golf industry, running a variety of golf-related companies until he became acting executive director of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA), which took him to Palm Beach, Florida, his son said. He also lived in Los Angeles for a time before retiring in the Chicago area near his family. For the entire time he worked in Chicago, Butz returned to every Notre Dame game in a media capacity, and he was unfailingly courteous to fans of every team.“My dad would make a point of greeting visitors from other schools and welcoming them from Notre Dame,” Jim P. Butz said. “He’d pull them over to our tailgate, wherever he found them.”Throughout his life, Jim T. Butz always remembered when somebody helped him succeed, his son said, whether Callahan, Leahy or a Belgian family. Jim P. Butz said when his father was behind enemy lines during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, his squad hid for days in the basement of a house in Wye, Belgium. Years later, Jim T. Butz returned to Wye.“He would bring blue jeans. He would bring candy bars to the family whose house they hid out in,” Jim P. Butz said. “He just wanted to thank them for having a house, for having someplace for him to hide. They didn’t really play any material role in his survival, but he just felt that burden of responsibility, that obligation to them. He felt that toward so many people in his lifetime, and he was always trying to repay favors to people who had helped him.”Jarrett said Jim T. Butz’s was devoted to the University for his entire life and several of his children and grandchildren attended Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s.“His family was first; his friends were second,” Jarrett said. “Anything and everything Notre Dame would have been right up there. He loved everything about the University. He loved his time there; he loved supporting the school. Having lived through WWII, in his mind it was … the ideal place to be. He loved it. He loved it in his 20s and he loved it in his 90s.”Jarrett said Butz embodied the qualities of a Notre Dame graduate.“If you were to roll up all the things which as an outsider you’d think of Notre Dame, that’s what he would be,” Jarrett said. “He was a kind man, smart, intelligent. He was a real people person. He got everything done … he lived the real deal.”Tags: Fighting Irish leprechaun logo, Jim T. Butz, logo, Mass, Memorial Servicelast_img read more

Stresslines: Understanding lawyer jokes

first_img August 1, 2005 Cindy Lenoff Zatzman Regular News Stresslines: Understanding lawyer jokes Stresslines: Understanding lawyer jokes What do they tell us about the profession? I know that lawyer jokes are one of those sore spots among some attorneys, and I even understand why. It’s not fun to be the butt of a joke. Still, we are expected to accept these pokes at our profession in good spirit, and I try to do just that. In fact, I even have a favorite lawyer joke (actually a riddle): How many lawyer jokes are there? Answer: One; all the rest are true stories. And this, I think, points out why the legal profession needs to pay attention to lawyer jokes.Let’s first look at what makes a joke funny to the listener. Jokes are only funny if there is an exaggeration of or an absurd twist on a truth. In fact, joke has been defined as “an amusing or ludicrous situation.” (dictionary.com at http://dictionary. reference.com/search?q=joke.) The problem with lawyer jokes is that the general population is beginning to look at them as a realistic depiction of lawyers, both individually and as a group. If we take the definition of joke and examine the nature of lawyer jokes, we can see that there are certain themes that continue to appear. Included among those themes are: a sense that lawyers are, by nature, hostile and argumentative personalities; that lawyers are, by nature, focused on money and possessions; that lawyers, as a group, have a tendency to complicate matters unnecessarily; that lawyers are obsessed with winning at all costs. What do lawyer jokes say about the perception of the general population? And what does that mean to those of us within the profession?I can’t speak for every member of the profession, or even any particular sub-group, but I think that the one that most disturbs me is the perception that lawyers are, by nature, hostile and argumentative people. I suspect this is based in the overall nature of the adversarial process — we even call our closing statements in trials “arguments.” The reason this perception particularly disturbs me is that I’ve dedicated the past several years to promoting peacemaking practices. Yet the moment a person unfamiliar with my work learns that I’m a lawyer, they automatically treat me differently, and become defensive in anticipation of some sort of attack. I’ve been characterized by both of my ex-husbands as litigious, even though the only time I initiated legal action with either of them was by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, and in both cases I did what I could to achieve peaceful resolution. Additionally, I currently refuse to accept family law cases when the clients wish to litigate, effectively restricting my practice to collaborative resolution.Another theme common to lawyer jokes is this sense that all attorneys are greedy, and focused on money and possessions. I know many lawyers who dedicate significant time and energy to efforts most unlikely to bring financial reward, such as serving organizations like scouting and other programs for youth. Many of us serve the community through our profession as well. For example, last year, I personally provided more time to pro bono representation than I actually billed out to paying clients, and there are many other attorneys who provide similar levels of service. Importantly, not all attorneys are wealthy. I love to joke with friends and acquaintances that I’m the only poor attorney I know, yet I know many attorneys around the state who are similarly situated financially.Many members of the general population regard lawyers as unnecessarily complicating matters, and they will resort to comments about “legalese” to support this perception. Frankly, as a member of the legal community, I can relate to this perception. If you read the statutes, you will quickly see that the terminology is confusing even to lawyers at times, and we’ve engaged in years of study to be able to understand this. It should not surprise us, then, to hear complaints from the general population about complicated language. The laws that govern people should be understood by those people, and legal language is sometimes incomprehensible to the general population. Even when we try to produce plain language documents, when we incorporate some legal terms of art we still confuse the less sophisticated client. A last point on this particular theme would be the need for the profession to be aware about how reliant we are on rules. We have rules for everything, and when we find fault with the rules, we often generate protracted revisions to correct what we perceive as flaws in the rules.And about those rules, why do we have such prolific numbers of rules anyway? I suggest that we need those rules in order to determine who is “right” and who is “wrong” when conflicts occur. I’m not 100 percent certain that I subscribe to this need to resolve conflicts in the old-fashioned win-lose mentality, where the party who is “right” will “win” and the other will lose. I think we need to start looking at the nature of conflict, and there is an abundance of literature available to help us. I’ve suggested in the past that when reviewing conflict more as a clash of expectations than a clash of interests, we are more likely to identify win-win possibilities for conflict resolution. I genuinely believe that this is what the general population wants us to do.I think it is important for the legal community to pay closer attention to lawyer jokes, and understand what those jokes say about the perception of the general population. When we address the issues behind those perceptions, and change from within to correct those perceptions, we will likely see a decrease in lawyer jokes. Remember the definition of joke, and behave in a way that makes lawyer jokes a ludicrous exaggeration instead of a retelling of a ludicrous situation. Otherwise, we may continue to see lawyer jokes like this one:What’s wrong with lawyer jokes?Lawyers don’t think they’re funny, and nobody else thinks they’re jokes.Profession Jokes at http://www.workjoke.com/projoke40.htm. Cindy Lenoff Zatzman is a former chair of the Quality of Life and Career Committee and currently restricts her law practice to collaborative family law. This column is published under the sponsorship of the Quality of Life and Career Committee, which maintains a Web site is at www.fla-lap.org/qlsm.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events July 3-9

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Go-GosBreak out the jean jackets and the hoop earrings. These pioneering Los Angeles-based all-female new wave rockers who rose to fame in the 1980s will rip through all their infectious hits, such as “We Got The Beat,” “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” Dancin’ and boppin’ guaranteed. With supporting act Laura Stevenson. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45-$91.75. 8 p.m. July 3The FestGeorgia-based country rocker Brantley Gilbert headlines this Southern-sounding soiree. With supporting acts Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, American Young and Leah Turner. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden. pennysaveramp.com $30-$187. 2 p.m. July 3Fat JoeThe Bronx-born Latin rapper will break out some of his hits, such as “Lean Back,” “Make It Rain” and What’sLuv?” for Throwback Thursday with DJ Class, Odel Young, Smooth City, Click Da Cosigner, Killa K, Scott Camello. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com. $10, $15 DOS. 9 p.m. July 3BadfishWhat better way to ring in the true start of summer on Long Island—Fourth of July weekend, when school is finally out—with the beachy good SoCal vibes of this Sublime tribute band. Love is what they got! Mulcahy’s, 3232 Railroad Ave, Wantagh. muls.com $15. 9 p.m. July 3Paint Night“Drink Creatively” at a fool-proof two-hour instructional painting event intended for both the artistically inclined and eh, not-so-much. Join instructor Rachel Kremidas as she walks eager painters through their unique renditions of the “Lone Cherry Blossom” painting originally created just for Paint Night. Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St., Brooklyn. Brooklynfireproof.com. $65. 7 p.m. July 3Read More: Long Island Fourth of July 2014 Fireworks and Events Listings HereThe ScofflawsThis is the gig you want to hit as the sky turns violet, the brews are cracked and the explosions paint the sky. Trust us. These legendary Huntington-based rude boys pick it up with rocksteady and ska at an outdoor waterfront show before the fireworks. Their songs are ferocious. Their groove is magnetic. Their vibe is electric. You won’t be able to control yourself. Skank, skank, skank, skank, skank! Patio on the Dock, Northport Village Park, Main Street, Northport. 7 p.m. July 4Nancy Atlas ProjectWhen the fireworks die down and the night heats up, ride the wave of patriotism with this Commack-born, Southern-styled Americana songstress billed as the missing link between Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $30. 10 p.m. July 4. Amagansett Fine Arts FestivalHamptons at its artsiest. This colorful and imaginative celebration features a smorgasbord of artistic works for sale: sculptures, paintings, drawings and mixed media, including reproductions and original works. Truly inspiring. American Legion Amagansett, 15 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett. amagansettfinearts.com Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closes at 5 p.m. Sunday.) July 4-6 The Beach BoysFun, fun, fun! It doesn’t get much more fitting than watching “America’s Band” play on Fourth of July weekend at everyone’s favorite seaside amphiteater. With supporting acts Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and The Lovin’ Spoonful. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. jonesbeach.com.$29.50-$79.50. 7:30 p.m. July 5Zongo JunctionFree album release show supporting already fast-growing Brooklyn-native afrobeat style band, Zongo Junction. Electrifying dance floors with five horns and a six-piece rhythm section. With Chicano Batman. Brooklyn Night Bazaar. 165 Banker St., Brooklyn. Bkbazaar.com. Free. 7 p.m. July 5Freestyle Explosion  Starring the Miami dance scene legend Stevie B. With supporting acts Quad City DJs, Debbie Deb, Timex Social Club, C-Bank, Rob Base, Laura Enea and Nayobe. Bump and grind the night away! Pennysaver Amphitheater, Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Selden. pennysaveramp.com $25-$84. 5 p.m. July 5CommodoresAnyone who missed Lionel Ritchie play Jones Beach last month can get their Motown fix with the rest of the Commodores, featuring original member and lead guitarist Thomas McClary as they play their hits, including “Easy,” “Brick House” and “Nightshift.” 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $95-$150. 8 p.m. July 6Snoop Lion, aka Snoop DoggFor those who didn’t get the memo, West Coast hip-hop bad-boy Snoop Dogg has altered his bark and released his first reggae album, Reincarnated, under the name Snoop Lion after being blessed by a Rastafarian priest. Don’t worry, he’s still sure to play “Gin & Juice.” The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45. 8p.m. July 8Long Island International Film FestivalThe 16th annual LI film fest “warm up” starts with blocks of short films on July 7 ahead of the official opening night reception and first round of awards that Friday night. Panels throughout this nine-day cinematic celebration include workshops on script writing, financing and acting. Closing night award ceremony July 17. Bellmore Movies, 222 Petit Ave., Bellmore. longislandfilm.com Prices, times vary. July 9-17Sky FerreiraThe synthpop siren serenades about love and chaos to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which funds transcendental meditation programs for a host of people in need, ranging from at-risk students and veterans suffering PTSD to domestic violence survivors and diabetic American Indians, among many others. With DJ sets by Ladies Night, Vito Roccoforte (The Rapture) & special guests. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St., Brooklyn. musichallofwilliamsburg.com $25 ADV/$30 DOS. 8 p.m. July 9last_img read more

What the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool tells you about vulnerabilities and penetration testing

first_img 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robert Yowell Robert is a pragmatic leader, strategic planner, and resourceful management professional with distinguished career designing solutions to meet company goals and objectives in a variety of technical services and customer … Web: https://www.tracesecurity.com Details As you probably already know, the FFIEC released its Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) on June 15, 2015.  The tool is intended to be a self-study by the organization, to determine if their maturity level matches the level of inherent risk in the organization.  But you can learn a lot by reading and analyzing the declarative statements in the maturity assessment portion of the CAT.  In this article I’ll discuss the declarative statements in the Maturity Level of Baseline, as they relates to vulnerability detection.BASELINE MATURITYD3.DC.Th.B.1 – Independent testing (including penetration testing and vulnerability scanning) is conducted according to the risk assessment for external facing systems and the internal network. (FFIEC Information Security Booklet, page 61)  This of course means you need to have a third party who will be impartial, conduct penetration testing and vulnerability scanning on BOTH your external facing systems and your internal network.  Vulnerability management is the first line of defense against vulnerabilities.   This means you should be scanning for vulnerabilities on a schedule appropriate for your organization’s maturity, generating reports, and turning the reports over to the individuals responsible for remediating your found vulnerabilities.  Many organizations scan on a monthly basis as a rule of thumb, but organizations with different maturity levels scan either more or less frequently.  It’s important to gauge how soon you can make an impact on remediating vulnerabilities prior to running the next scan.  For example, you probably shouldn’t run scans weekly if you aren’t planning to fix anything for a month.  But you could run scans weekly and decide to remediate all the high risk vulnerabilities on critical assets.  Whatever you decide to do, it’s important to have a planned and documented vulnerability management process.  Of course, this may be largely dependent on available personnel.  Scanning is an automated process, and many organizations (and vendors) confuse vulnerability scanning with penetration testing, which are two entirely separate services with different goals.  According to the FFIEC, “A vulnerability assessment is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the vulnerabilities in a computer, network, or communications infrastructure…  A penetration test subjects a system to real-world attacks selected and conducted by the testers. A penetration test targets systems and users to identify weaknesses in business processes and technical controls. The test mimics a threat source’s search for and exploitation of vulnerabilities to demonstrate a potential for loss.”  Some organizations believe vulnerability scanning covers them for penetration testing too, which is not true.  A true penetration test may begin with a scan, but the automation ends there.  A penetration test is typically a manual process where someone attempts to breach your system simulating real-world attacks, as a hacker would.   Additionally, many institutions fail to conduct internal testing which can be dangerous, since insiders have the ability to create problems in your system whether intentionally or unintentionally.  This is likely because the internal tests are often overlooked, or left out of the budget to reduce cost.  (See Accounting for Internal Threats to Your Network.)  So not only should External Penetration Tests be done on a regular basis, but Internal Penetration Tests should be done as well.  This baseline declarative statement also mentions a Risk Assessment.  Many organizations start their IT Security program with an IT Risk Assessment which is good practice.  This allows the organization to determine potential problem areas, probability of a threat, and the resulting financial consequences should appropriate controls not be in place.  This also helps the organization budget monies on the most effective protection appropriate for the organization.  D3.DX.TH.B.2 – Antivirus and anti-malware tools are used to detect attacks. (FFIEC Information Security Booklet, page 55) Antivirus and anti-malware tools are not the same as vulnerability scanning, but both are important.  The vulnerability scans looks for improperly configured services and settings on your network, out-of-date software, etc., and is intended to help you find places in your system where vulnerabilities may accommodate threats to compromise your system.  Antivirus and anti-malware tools try to prevent threats from making it onto your network.  You need to have all of these in place, as they all play a role in your overall IT security program.  It’s important to keep these services in place and not allow a lapse in service.  D3.DC.Th.B.2 – Firewall rules are audited or verified at least quarterly. (FFIEC Information Security Booklet, page 82) Amazingly, this is an often overlooked, but important activity in your IT Security program.  Conditions change often and so too will your need to review your firewall rules to make sure they are still valid and will protect your system from unwanted consequences.  The hackers are getting smarter and smarter, and you really need to audit your firewall rules on a regular basis.  As indicated here, the FFIEC CSAT recommends a minimum of quarterly.  D3.DC.Th.B.4 – E-mail protection mechanisms are used to filter for common cyber threats (e.g., attached malware or malicious links). (FFIEC Information Security Booklet, page 39) This is perhaps one of the most effective ways of preventing your employees and vendors who share your system, from opening up email attachments or clicking on links.  This takes the antivirus/antimalware protection to the next level.  The idea here is to isolate and scan anytime an attachment is opened or a link clicked inside an email.  There are ways to prevent employees from doing this altogether but the difficulty often outweighs the benefit.  Again, it depends a lot on the organization and the risk appetite involved.  There are many organization who block the use of thumb drives on their devices as well.If you have achieved all of the maturity levels listed in this article, you have probably reached the Baseline level.  That may or may not be appropriate for your organization.  It’s up to your executive group to determine what level of maturity you want to achieve.  And remember, it’s an ongoing process.  If you haven’t yet achieved Baseline Maturity, then you are at risk of possibly being out of compliance.  last_img read more

On Mersey waterfront

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Indonesian crewmen of Chinese fishing vessels repatriated as investigation underway

first_imgThe Indonesian government has repatriated 14 Indonesian crewmen of a Chinese fishing vessel from South Korea on Friday after video footage raised concern about working conditions on the vessel.The Indonesian sailors departed from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport on a Garuda Indonesia flight on Friday morning and were scheduled to arrive in Jakarta at 3:50 p.m.Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Umar Hadi said the returning crewmen had worked aboard the Long Xin 629 before they eventually disembarked in the port city of Busan from other ships on April 23. Topics : The 14 sailors were registered as working on the Long Xin 629. However, South Korean authorities found them aboard the Long Xin 605 and Tian Yu 8, which had landed at Busan. Therefore, authorities declared them undocumented passengers.“They stayed at a hotel in Busan to comply with South Korea’s COVID-19 quarantine regulation,” Umar said in a statement from Seoul on Friday.Pagi ini (8/5) KBRI Seoul dan Garuda Indonesia memfasilitasi kepulangan 14 ABK WNI ke tanah air. Para ABK dilepas di pintu pesawat oleh Sek I Protkons KBRI Seoul Puji Basuki dan Station Manager Garuda Indonesia-Seoul Andi Ichsan Tahir. @Kemlu_RI @UmarHad73314840 @sofia_sudarma pic.twitter.com/EenMJuL3i7— KBRI Seoul (@IdEmbassy_Seoul) May 8, 2020Public concern about the working conditions aboard the vessel emerged after footage allegedly showing Chinese sailors throwing the body of a dead Indonesian crew member overboard went viral. The video has raised allegations of human exploitation, causing outcry over poor working conditions.Read also: Indonesian sailors’ deaths on Chinese fishing vessel raise questions about working conditionscenter_img During a press briefing on Thursday, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said the 14 sailors were among 46 Indonesian crewmen who had worked on four Chinese vessels, namely Long Xin 629 (15 sailors), Long Xin 605 (eight), Long Xin 606 (20) and Tian Yu 8 (three) for the past few months. The minister said two ships — Long Xin 605 and Tian Yu 8 — were detained upon docking in Busan for carrying unregistered crewmen, some of whom were Indonesians. The crew members were allowed to disembark the ship as they were considered as passengers.Health authorities later put them in a 14-day quarantine in Busan, according to the COVID-19 health protocol, while their ships continued to sail to China.Retno confirmed that four sailors working on the fishing vessels had died, including three who had died aboard the ships in December last year and in late March.Investigations are underway to determine whether the Indonesian sailors were treated well or exploited while they were on board.Ambassador Umar said the Korean Coast Guard had questioned the 14 sailors prior to their departure for Indonesia. “We will follow up [with the Korean authorities] on concerns raised by the sailors.”The ministry’s director for citizen protection, Judha Nugraha, said on Friday that the 14 repatriated sailors would be brought to the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department after landing in Jakarta to be probed about their treatment on the fishing vessels.“[The investigation will establish] whether their rights were met [while they’re working aboard the ships],” the director said.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Encourages Teens to Enroll in State Police Summer Camp

first_img April 20, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania American Legion are seeking applicants for “State Police Youth Week,” a summer leadership camp designed for teenagers interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or the military.“The goal of State Police Youth Week is to build strong relationships between Pennsylvania’s youth and the first responder community,” Governor Wolf said. “Our hope is that in addition to that, some of these teens will develop a passion for law enforcement and public safety, and one day enlist in our State Police or National Guard ranks.”The week-long camp is staffed by members of the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and Pennsylvania American Legion. During the camp, cadets take part in team-building exercises, physical fitness training, classroom activities involving police and military careers, and a marksmanship course. Cadets will also visit the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey and Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Lebanon County.The camp is held at York College in York, Pennsylvania from June 11 through 17. Boys and girls interested in applying for the camp must be between the ages of 15 and 17 prior to entering the camp and not reach the age of 18 during the camp. Students who have previously attended the camp as a cadet are not eligible to apply again.  Applicants are expected to have a good academic record and be in good health. For application information, visit the Pennsylvania American Legion website and click on the “Programs” link or call the Pennsylvania American Legion Headquarters at (717) 730-9100.In addition to State Police Youth Week, regional Camp Cadet programs are also hosted by state police personnel. The week-long Camp Cadet programs are for boys and girls ages 11-15. In 2016, 1,700 kids graduated from 22 Camp Cadet programs statewide. To inquire about the availability of a Camp Cadet near you, contact your local state police barracks.center_img Gov. Wolf Encourages Teens to Enroll in State Police Summer Camplast_img read more

Outgoing Mantra Group CEO Bob East selling Gold Coast mansion

first_imgOutgoing Mantra CEO Bob East poses at Mantra on Queen in Brisbane in November, 2017. Mantra CEO Bob East poses at Mantra on Queen in Brisbane (AAP Image/Claudia BaxterFIRST he sold the hotel and resort company he turned into a billion-dollar empire, now he’s selling his Gold Coast home.Outgoing Mantra Group CEO Bob East has listed his Sorrento mansion on the market for $3.995 million just weeks after announcing his departure from the business he floated. Bob East’s Sorrento home is on the market. He said the six-bedroom waterfront home with 10m pool, spa, cabana with outdoor kitchen and tennis court had been the perfect family abode over the past four years.While he would miss it, Mr East said he would need a new project going forward.“We’re staying on the Gold Coast but because I’ve sold Mantra Group, I just think this is a really nice time to look into jumping into another project,” Mr East said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I know that I’ll need to keep busy.“We’ll probably head to the beach and live a bit more of a beach lifestyle for a bit.” Bob East’s Sorrento home Mr East said he and wife, Susan Millar-East, also wanted to build another house on their farm.Shareholders approved the $1.2 billion sale of Mantra to Accor Hotels in a near-unanimous vote at a special meeting in Sydney earlier this month.Mr East plans to stay on as Tourism Australia chairman and will take on a new board, chairing Wollongong-based Experience Co, a listed adventure tourism and leisure company with market capitalisation of $355 million.He is ranked number two on the latest Gold Coast Bulletin’s Power 100 list.Mr East is marketing is property through Kollosche Prestige Agents. 21-23 Campbell St, Sorrento.last_img read more