Faces in Fundraising: 2016 Nonprofit Tech Conference Roundup

first_imgDid you attend NTC? Reach out to me on Twitter (@Network4Good) and let me know the most valuable tip you took home from the conference. Ok, this one is kind of cheating because I see these folks face-to-face on a regular basis, but I think they have some great knowledge to share. While hanging out at our exhibit booth, I got to hear these fabulous people have insightful conversations about online fundraising, donor management, and peer-to-peer fundraising. Here are some recurring messages from those discussions:Many NTC attendees were wowed by our new donor management system. Jaws dropped when we showed them what it looks like on a mobile device.Integrating your donation page and donor database is a beautiful thing.You don’t have to have an in-person event to host a peer-to-peer fundraisingYes, that is a Yoda-shaped basket at our booth. It’s because “The Fundraising Force is strong with us.” Nancy Schwartz is a frequent guest blogger on The Nonprofit Marketing Blog and has tons of tips for nonprofit communicators on her blog, Getting Attention!  I stopped Nancy in the hall and asked her to record a video tip for us. Here’s what she had to say about the importance of using donor database data to create better experiences for those who give to your organization:ip)Heather Yandow is a nonprofit consultant with Third Space Studio and the creator of the Individual Donor Benchmark Report. You might have read our Q&A with her from a few weeks ago or attended her Nonprofit911 webinar on fundraising plans. Heather has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to fundraising, but when I asked her to share one tip with our audience, she wanted to tell you about the art AND science of fundraising. Check it out:lip)Next year’s NTC Conference is here in Washington, DC. I can’t wait to see these friends and make new ones next March! And I also hope Jonathan will recreate this move:center_img Last month, I attended my third Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) and had the opportunity to connect with some amazing people face-to-face. I was also lucky enough to get them to share some of their wisdom with me on video. Keep reading to learn more about these faces in fundraising and the tips and tools they wanted to share with you:Farra Trompeter is a Vice President at Big Duck, a nonprofit consulting firm in New York. She’s also one of our nonprofit BFFs in a fun quiz I put together earlier this year and a Nonprofit911 speaker.When Farra stopped by Network for Good’s booth, I asked her to share a fundraising tip. Here’s what she had to say:Jono Smith is the Director of Brand Marketing and Digital Strategy at Make-A-Wish America.  I attended Jono’s presentation with Michael Hoffman of See3 Communications about donor personas and how to use video content to engage different types of donors. There were lots of great nuggets of wisdom in their presentation, but here’s the grand takeaway: stop trying to reach the general public. Take some time to think about who gives to your organization and why. Craft your messaging, stories, and outreach with those people in mind.Tony Martignetti interviews Michael Hoffman and Jono Smith at the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Photo: Nonprofit Radio’s Facebook PageTony Martignetti of Nonprofit Radio was at NTC and interviewed Jono and Michael about their presentation. Give it a listen. You can also read this blog post on the process of creating donor personas on See 3’s blog.Ananda Leeke is a yogi, digital communications expert, and creativity coach. She gave an inspiring Ignite Presentation on the first day of the conference about her evolving career path. It centered on the themes of change and mindfulness. Watch the recording (it’s only five minutes long) starting at the 36 minute mark:Ananda giving her Ignite Presentation. Photo: NTENI ran into Ananda after her presentation and thanked her for reminding me to breathe. Nonprofit work is exciting, but stressful. Don’t forget to take care of yourself!Emily Wang, Caryn Stein, Pete Hart, and Jonathan Gibbs are my colleagues here at Network for Good.last_img read more

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Can you spot the crazy new trend Ranveer Singh is trying to start?

first_imgRanveer Singh has always caught our eye with his acting chops. Another thing about him that always manages to make waves is his amazingly quirky sense of style.From wearing a bizarre tracksuit to carrying clutches like a boss, he’s done it all, and we love him for it. Flamboyance is clearly his second name, and the Bajirao Mastani actor always brings something new to all the red carpets he graces.The recent look he sported for the GQ Men of the Year Awards, however, has been somewhat of a trend-starter on red carpets.Photo: Yogen Shah We’re talking about the wacky bow-tie Ranveer is sporting. The grey-blue suit looks like it’s from a normal, everyday menswear collection. So do the shoes.Also Read: We’re so proud of Ranveer Singh for carrying a clutch like a total boss But add that printed white and blue shirt–with the mustard buttons that add a fresh dash of colour to an otherwise-dark ensemble–and the quirky little bow-tie, and you have a look that takes you back to some very popular heavy-metal bands from the ’70s.Photo: Yogen Shah The simple, blue, ribbon-like piece has been knotted around Ranveer’scollar, and it almost looks like a bow-tie came undone, but the personwearing it knows how to pull it off without being bothered with tying it again.The round, thick-framed sunglasses make Ranveer look cooler than ever, and of course, that black clutch adds just the dash of ‘quirky’ Ranveer is known for.advertisementPhoto: Yogen Shah While Ranveer’s bow-tie was the wackiest, and definitely the most attractive-looking, he wasn’t the only celeb sporting the neck piece last evening. Actor Siddharth Malhotra sported a regular black bow tie, which was nothing short of anti-climactic.Also Read: Condom to Super Mario: 5 mad looks Ranveer Singh managed to pull off with ease Adding to the allure of this trend, however, was Karan Johar, who actually wore a butterfly bow-tie! Yes, it was flamboyant too, but Ranveer’s overall quirky look made him win some extra brownie points.Picture courtesy: Instagram/karanjohar So, while many men seem to be focusing on the hot, bow-tie trend of the season, Ranveer is clearly leading the fashion brigade by bringing his A-game, with a good dose of quirkiness, to the table.last_img read more

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CFB Insider Has Update On Dwayne Haskins’ Plans

first_imgohio state quarterback dwayne haskinsINDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 01: Dwayne Haskins Jr. #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes throws a pass down field in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the second quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)With the Rose Bowl just eight days away, fans everywhere are wondering whether or not Dwayne Haskins will suit up. Considering that he’s already projected to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, there is always a possibility of sitting out to avoid injury.That will not be the case for the Ohio State quarterback, as it appears Haskins will continue to build his legacy with the Buckeyes.According to college football insider Bruce Feldman, one source close to the Ohio State star believes he’ll definitely play on New Year’s Day.This backs up what Haskins has been saying publicly,  as he’s said he’ll be playing in the contest.Checked in with someone close to Dwayne Haskins after seeing this. Source said “yessir” that the #OhioState star QB is going to play in the Rose Bowl. against Washington. https://t.co/2VjM3NPebR— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 24, 2018Haskins threw for 4,580 yards and 47 touchdowns in his first season as the starter. Not only did he carry the offense for the majority of the year, but he broke records along the way.If this is the final game for Haskins at Ohio State, it’d be fitting for him to win another huge contest for the program.Ohio State and Washington will kick off at 5:00 p.m. ET from the Rose Bowl. The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more

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ACP Reschedules Third Draft Restriction Once More

first_imgzoom Based on the present level of Gatun Lake and the rainfall projections for the upcoming weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has further postponed the third draft restriction until June 6, 2016.The maximum authorized transit draft will remain 11.74 meters Tropical Fresh Water (TFW) until June 5, after then, the maximum authorized transit draft will be 11.59 meters TFW.In mid-April, the ACP issued the third draft restriction amid dry weather conditions brought about by the El Niño, which triggered a drought in the canal watershed, causing the water level of the lake to fall substantially below its average for this time of the year.The restriction was initially scheduled to take effect as of May 9, but last week it was pushed to May 25 for all vessels transiting the canal due to rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed.The Gatun Lake level will continue to be monitored for further adjustments to draft restrictions, according to the ACP.last_img read more

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With no budget for rural internet nobodys made a plan auditor says

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s auditor general says people who live in rural and remote parts of the country don’t have high-speed internet access because the federal government doesn’t want to pay for a plan to give it to them.In a report Tuesday, Michael Ferguson says the government has been told again and again by different authorities that Canada needs a national broadband strategy, so people who live outside cities don’t get left behind in the digital economy. Without high-speed internet connections, people can lose out on everything from job opportunities to medical treatment.Ferguson says that in 2013, a government analysis found that running high-speed internet to 99 per cent of Canadians would cost between $1.1 billion and $1.7 billion.But governments haven’t wanted to set a budget for carrying out a plan, so the innovation and economic development department hasn’t made one up.Two partial programs, totalling $740 million, didn’t give bidders enough information to put together really useful proposals, and also didn’t check whether the projects they proposed might have been done without public funding. So they did not get as much bang for the buck as they could have.The auditor says the first step the government should take is to set a standard for the minimum amount of internet connectivity Canadians can expect in different parts of the country, and work on a plan from there.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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CANADAUS THEATRE COMPANY EXPLORES THE BEATLES AND UNIQUE QUEBEC BORDER TOWN

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement A line crossing the Haskell Library and Opera House in Stanstead, Que. marks the border between Canada and the United States. Built in 1901, the library that straddles the international border in Stanstead, Quebec and Derby Line, Vermont, has long been a symbol of harmony between the two countries. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson) Login/Register With: Sitting half in Stanstead, Que., and half in Derby Line, Vt., the Haskell Free Library and Opera House has long been an international meeting place, where Canadian and American citizens can mingle freely across the border line drawn on the floor — as long as they return to the proper country afterwards.But the most talked-about meeting in the border-straddling Victorian-style building is one that never happened at all.When writer Ross Murray moved to Stanstead in 1992, he became fascinated with an outlandish local legend that The Beatles had almost met at the Opera House in the early 1970s to discuss a reunion tour. The rumour, which has persisted despite a lack of evidence it ever happened, is the subject of Murray’s play, All Together Now, which mixes history and fiction to create a comedic homage to the library and the unique realities of his border town — where in some places — a line of flower pots is all that separates Canada and the United States.“It really is a magical place, this library itself, because it serves two communities in two countries,” Murray said, before correcting himself.“No it serves one community in two countries.”Murray’s play, subtitled The possibly true story of a thing that almost happened, includes some historical town characters, including the local librarian and mayor. The Beatles, like in real life, never make an appearance.“The play is not ultimately about the Beatles rumour, it’s about people connecting in the library,” he said.Murray said Stanstead and Derby Line residents are used to being portrayed by journalists and other outsiders, who are drawn to their flower-pot border and commitment to maintaining a community that crosses national boundaries, despite the fact that residents can no longer wander across the border as freely as they used to.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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ED questions Kochhars for 5th consecutive day

first_imgNew Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and her husband Deepak Kochhar for a fifth consecutive day on Friday in connection with the Rs 1,875-crore Videocon loan case. The Kochhar couple arrived at the ED Headquarters in south Delhi’s Khan Market area around 11 a.m. along with new sets of documents sought by the agency. Their questioning began soon after they deposed before the investigators. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework They are being questioned about their business dealings with Videocon Chairman Venugopal Dhoot and about the financial transactions that took place between them, said an ED official. The case is related to the alleged irregularities and corrupt practices in the sanction of a Rs 1,875-crore loan disbursed by ICICI Bank to the Videocon Group between 2009 and 2011. The ED alleges that while heading ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar illegally routed crores of rupees to NuPower Renewables Ltd, a company run by her husband. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The Kochhars were questioned on many occasions last month in Mumbai. They are being questioned in Delhi for the first time. The couple has been facing over eight to nine hours questioning every day since May 13. In March, the ED had searched the residence and office premises of Kochhars and also questioned them along with Dhoot. Dhoot allegedly invested in NuPower Renewables Ltd through his firm Supreme Energy as quid pro quo for the loans cleared by the ICICI Bank. A large portion of the Rs 40,000 crore loan to the Videocon group remained unpaid at the end of 2017, and the bank proceeded to declare Rs 2,810 crore of this loan as non-performing asset (NPA).last_img read more

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UN Ambassador Angelina Jolie urges greater support for Afghan returnees

Ms. Jolie’s three-day visit, which ended yesterday, was aimed at raising awareness of the refugee issue ahead of an international conference on return and reintegration to be held in the Afghan capital Kabul in December.Although this was her first visit to the country, she is familiar with the Afghan repatriation operation – one of the biggest carried out by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – having met with Afghan refugees in neighbouring Pakistan twice in recent years.During her trip, Ms. Jolie visited recent returnees in the eastern province of Nangarhar, where almost 20 per cent of all Afghans who return to the homeland have settled since 2002. The returnees, who are living on desolate, desert land in tattered tents and makeshift shelters, told her they could not return to their places of origin due to a lack of land and poor security. She also visited UNHCR income-generating projects for vulnerable women in Jalalabad city.“The courage, resilience and quiet dignity of returnee families rebuilding their lives against the kind of adversity few of us can imagine shows the human spirit at its best,” said the actress, humanitarian and mother of six. Ms. Jolie also visited families in Kabul who had returned from Pakistan in 2003 but have still been unable to go back to their home villages. The families have been squatting in public buildings in Kabul for several years due to the lack of available land in Parwan, their province of origin, according to UNHCR. The returnees explained that landlessness and insecurity were not the only obstacles to return. Economic problems in rural areas such as a lack of employment opportunities also influenced their decision to remain in Kabul despite the difficulties they face there.Despite the huge returns to Afghanistan – over five million people have gone home over the past six years – some three million registered refugees remain in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. Next month’s conference in Kabul, co-chaired by the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNHCR, will address how best to ensure the sustainable return of refugees and the displaced in the years to come. 24 October 2008International film star and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency Angelina Jolie has appealed for greater support for Afghan returnees, particularly as the harsh winter approaches, as she wrapped up her first visit to the strife-torn nation. read more

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Trump Modi international community offer Sri Lanka help

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said that the United States condemns in the strongest terms the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning. US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among several world leaders who condemned the multiple bomb attacks in Sri Lanka today and offered assistance.Trump tweeted saying the United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka and stands ready to help. The United Nations urged the authorities, and all citizens to ensure that the rule of law is upheld, human rights are protected, and security and safety is ensured for all. Attacks on innocent people gathering in a place of worship or enjoying a holiday meal are affronts to the universal values and freedoms that we hold dear, and demonstrate yet again the brutal nature of radical terrorists whose sole aim is to threaten peace and security,” Pompeo said. He also siad that while many details of the attacks are still emerging, the US can confirm that several U.S. citizens were among those killed.“These vile attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States remains resolved in our fight to defeat terrorism. We stand with the Sri Lankan government and people as they confront violent extremism and have offered our assistance as they work to bring the perpetrators to justice,” he said. The United Nations in Sri Lanka expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families and victims as well as the Government and people of Sri Lanka and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying he strongly condemned the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka.“There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured,” he said.The United Nations in Sri Lanka also strongly condemned the attacks against civilians carried out in places of worship and city hotels on Easter Sunday. read more

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Annan reiterates offer to help Colombia reach negotiated solution to conflict

The two discussed the work of the UN in Colombia and Mr. Annan’s “good offices continue to be at the disposal of the parties,” a UN spokesman said after the meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, where Mr. Uribe addressed the General Assembly’s annual top-level meeting.On a visit to Colombia in June, a senior UN relief official said civilians were not only caught in crossfire, but were also directly targeted as part of a strategy to control land and routes in the conflict involving left-wing rebels, the army and right-wing paramilitaries. read more

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Backlash Highlights: Styles vs. Nakamura, Reigns vs. Joe, Cass attacks Bryan, Title Matches

first_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ WWE posted the following highlights following last night’s Backlash PPV in New Jersey.Big Cass attacks Daniel BryanSamoa Joe vs. Roman ReignsSami Zayn tries to avoid Braun StrowmanGlorious DDT on EliasCarmella vs. Charlotte FlairJeff Hardy vs. Randy OrtonNia Jax vs. Alexa BlissSeth Rollins vs. The Miz Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

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Full Show Harnessing Offshore Wind Energy And Houston Public Medias Stories from the

first_img X 00:00 /50:48 Listencenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Texas’s parole system is under new scrutiny as more details are coming out about a man suspected of killing three people in Houston. He was apprehended on Tuesday. We hear from Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo as he expressed frustration in a press conference earlier this week.Then, we explore a new method of harnessing energy. Offshore wind energy is a major industry in Europe, and the U.S. has a small number of offshore wind farms along the northeast coast. In Texas, could we eventually see wind turbines rising up from the waters of the Gulf?We discuss the different challenges between onshore and offshore wind farming and what it would take to see such farms off the Gulf Coast and the overall prospects for offshore wind energy. Also this hour: Houston Public Media’s Stories from the Storm, featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on how Harvey changed their lives, and the community around them. Today Jonathan Beitler and Melissa Lee talk about how immediately after the flooding, people across Houston came together to gather and distribute food and supplies. Beitler and the Midtown Kitchen Collective in Houston worked with Melissa Lee in Beaumont/Port Arthur to deliver meals to displaced people, first responders, and the U.S. National Guard throughout Southeast Texas.Plus: We revisit a conversation from last summer with Dr. David Meyer from the Memorial Hermann about good advice for staying safe from excessive heat.We also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharelast_img read more

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Computer Keyboard Hacking

first_img New computer attack mimics user’s keystroke characteristics and evades detection The researchers found that most modern keyboards generate electromagnetic emanations that can be used to decipher the keystrokes remotely. They used some basic instruments to “sniff” these electromagnetic emissions, which eventually helped them to decipher the keystrokes typed.By using a wireless aerial, keystrokes were sniffed from a computer located a meter away. Once the data is sniffed, it is converted into decipherable text with software developed by Vuagnoux.Another test revealed that keystrokes, from a computer in an adjacent room 20 to 30 feet away, could be deciphered by using a larger antenna. It has been conclude that wired computer keyboards, sold in stores, generate compromising emanations that make it not safe to transmit sensitive information.Electromagnetic eavesdropping dates back to as early as the mid 1980s, if not earlier. But Researchers say many of today´s keyboards have been adapted to prevent those attacks from working. Current research now shows that even these keyboards are vulnerable to electromagnetic sniffing.It can be seen that such attacks would be limited due to electromagnetic interference from other electrical devices. The other thing that makes the attack unfeasible is the amount of sophisticated equipment required. Given all the fuss and expense, why not just use a more conventional method. Compromising Electromagnetic Emanations of Keyboards Experiment 1/2Compromising Electromagnetic Emanations of Keyboards Experiment 2/2Related links: lasecwww.epfl.ch/keyboard/ www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ih98-tempest.pdf Citation: Computer Keyboard Hacking (2008, October 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-keyboard-hacking.html Explore furthercenter_img 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. (PhysOrg.com) — Swiss researchers from the Security and Cryptography Laboratory have demonstrated different ways of eavesdropping on wired keyboards from at least 11 different models. The keyboards range from the latest ones to the ones used in 2001. Test show that all these keyboards were vulnerable to at least four of their attacks.last_img read more

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Rhythmic oscillations detected in the blazar Markarian 501

first_img Blazars, classified as members of a larger group of active galaxies that host active galactic nuclei (AGN), are the most numerous extragalactic gamma-ray sources. Their characteristic features are relativistic jets pointed almost exactly toward the Earth. In general, blazars are perceived by astronomers as high-energy engines serving as natural laboratories to study particle acceleration, relativistic plasma processes, magnetic field dynamics and black hole physics.Located some 456 million light-years away, Markarian 501 (or Mrk 501 for short) is a blazar or a BL Lac source, with a spectrum extending to the highest energy gamma rays. It is one of the nearest blazars that shines bright in the X-ray and one of the earliest extragalactic sources detected in the TeV band.Within the last decade, Mrk 501 was observed by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) of NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. A group of astronomers led by Gopal Bhatta of the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, has analyzed the observational data of Mrk 501 collected by LAT between August 2008 and June 2018. The study resulted in the detection of rhythmic oscillations in the blazar’s gamma-ray emission.”In this letter, we report the detection of transient rhythmic oscillations in the about 10-year long Fermi/LAT observations of the famous blazar Mrk 501,” the researchers wrote in the paper.According to the study, the astronomers found a strong signal of quasi-periodic oscillation (QPO) with a periodicity of around 332 days. They added that the gamma-ray flux modulations in this blazar gradually decayed in strength during the recent years.Furthermore, the researchers emphasized that the gamma-ray QPO in Mrk 501 persisted nearly seven cycles until it finally weakened. Given that not many gamma-ray QPOs have been found to show more than five cycles, the case of Mrk 501, according to the authors of the paper, might be one of the few examples in which astronomers witness a relatively high frequency with a period of less than a year.”What we have observed might be the first interesting event where we witness a transient gamma-ray periodic modulations in the high energy emission of the blazar that persist up to 7 cycles before they gradually fade away,” the paper reads.The study also presents several hypotheses about what could be the driving force behind such rhythmic oscillations in Mrk 501. The scientists suggest various scenarios, including supermassive binary black holes, jet precession and accretion disk precessing under gravitational torque. However, the researchers concluded that further analysis of Mrk 501 and discussion on the topic are needed in order to definitely determine the most plausible theory explaining the origin of the oscillations in this blazar. Weighted wavelet z-transform of γ-ray light curve for the blazar Mrk 501. The left panel shows the distribution of color-scaled WWZ power in the time-period plane, and the right panel shows the time averaged power (blue curve) as a function of period. The magenta and the red curves show the 90 and 99 percent local significance contours, respectively, from the MC simulations. Credit: Bhatta et al., 2018. Astronomers have detected transient rhythmic oscillations in the gamma-ray emission from the blazar Markarian 501. The discovery, reported in a paper published August 18 on the arXiv pre-print server could be helpful in improving our understanding of energetic processes taking place in the universe. Explore further Multiple gamma-ray emission regions detected in the blazar 3C 279 Citation: Rhythmic oscillations detected in the blazar Markarian 501 (2018, August 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-rhythmic-oscillations-blazar-markarian.html © 2018 Phys.org More information: Blazar Mrk 501 shows rhythmic oscillations in its γ-ray emission, arXiv:1808.06067 [astro-ph.HE] arxiv.org/abs/1808.06067 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.last_img read more

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Firefox CrossExtension vulnerability discovered

first_imgFirefox Cross-Extension vulnerability discovered by Martin Brinkmann on April 06, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: April 06, 2016 – 24 commentsNine of the ten most popular Firefox add-ons, based on users, are vulnerable to extension reuse vulnerabilities that allow malicious extensions to leverage these vulnerabilities.Add-ons are one of the hallmarks of the Firefox web browser. The most popular Firefox add-ons are used by millions of users, and since the extension system in place does not limit add-on developers as much as on other platforms, some add miraculous things to the browser that are not possible elsewhere.While researchers have analyzed the security risk associated with an “everything goes” add-on system and particular add-ons exploiting it, barely any research went into analyzing interactions between multiple extensions installed in the Firefox web browser at the same time due to a lack of extension isolation.In the research paper CrossFire: An Analysis of Firefox Extension Re-Use Vulnerabilities, the researchers demonstrate a new class of Firefox extension attacks that exploits what they call extension-reuse vulnerabilities.In layman terms, it is about one extension using the functionality provided by others to launch attacks.The vulnerability relies on Firefox’s current extension system, and there particularly on the fact that Firefox extensions may share the same JavaScript namespace. While Mozilla suggested in the past that extensions use unique namespaces, the security implications have not been explored for the most part.Basically, what it means is that an extension could “read from and write to global variables defined by others, call or override all global functions, and modify instantiated objects”.The figure shows how the malicious extension M leverages the capabilities of two legitimate extensions to download and execute code.While malicious extensions can perform these operations as well directly, the core difference lies in the fact that these malicious extensions won’t pass Mozilla’s review process necessarily which means that they won’t be made available on the official Mozilla Add-ons store.The researchers note that add-ons leveraging extension-reuse vulnerabilities are harder to detect since they don’t make direct calls to the APIs that enable the attack, and that it would take considerable effort by reviewers to detect malicious intent.To demonstrate this, a Firefox add-on was developed and submitted to the Firefox add-on repository which was designed to validate HTML pages. A cross-extension call to leverage capabilities of the popular NoScript add-on was added to the add-on which connected to a URL stealthily as well leveraging a global NoScript variable.The submitted extension passed the automated and human review process without security warnings.According to the research, nine out of ten of the most popular Firefox extensions are vulnerable to this attack form including NoScript, Firebug, FlashGot and Web of Trust. Further analysis of a sample of 351 extensions out of the top 2000 revealed that more than 72% were vulnerable to extension-reuse attacks.CaveatsFor extension-reuse attacks to work, Firefox users need to install both the malicious extension and at least one other extension that the malicious extension exploits.The researchers demonstrated that malicious extensions may pass Mozilla’s automated and full review validation currently which increases the chance that Firefox users download and install them on their systems.However, a new tool called CrossFire was created that automates the process of finding extension-reuse vulnerabilities in add-ons which should decrease the likelihood of that happening.A comment by Firefox’s vice president on Ars Technica highlights that Mozilla plans to introduce Firefox add-on sandboxing that the organization plans to introduce as part of its multi-process architecture implementation.SummaryArticle NameFirefox Cross-Extension vulnerability discoveredDescriptionResearchers have discovered a new attack form that has malicious add-ons leverage code provided by other add-ons to pass Mozilla’s review process.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Backup Windows and Office Activation tokens

first_imgBackup Windows and Office Activation tokens by Martin Brinkmann on May 22, 2017 in Software – 7 commentsAdvanced Tokens Manager is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to backup Windows and Office activation tokens.The main purpose of the program is to restore the activation tokens after you install Windows anew, run into activation issues after the system activated successfully, or restore backups.If a system won’t activate anymore, you may be asked to contact Microsoft by phone, or run an online activation to activate the product again.Advanced Tokens Manager may be used to restore the activation data instead, so that the operating system activates without having to activate it online or by phone.Backup Windows and Office Activation tokensThe program itself is dead easy to use. You can start it directly from the location you extracted it to. It displays Windows Activation information right on start including the license product key, license status, and token information.You can hit the Activation Backup button right away to save the activation tokens to the program folder.The following limitations apply:Restore works only if major hardware has not been changed.Only permanent activations are supported. Limited activations, e.g. test copies are not supported.The installation of a retail copy of the operating system is required for upgrade activations.The author suggests that the driver status at the time of the creation of the backup is used to avoid activation problems.Advanced Tokens Manager creates a new folder called Windows Activation Backup in the root of the program folder.You may use the backup to restore the activation of the operating system at a later point in time. This is done in the same way, but works only when the program detects that the license status is not activated.The Office activation backup works in pretty much the same manner. Click on Office Activation Backup in the interface, and information such as the Office product key and license status are displayed.Click on the activation backup button, confirm the prompt, and wait for the activation tokens to be saved to Advanced Tokens Manager’s program folder.The application ships with some handy features. It checks the integrity of backups, and whether the backup is valid for the operating system that is loaded. Also, it may be used to activate the product from x86 to x64 and vice versa if the same edition is used.The program is available as a release candidate currently. Windows 10 is not listed as a supported operating system yet, and for Windows 8.1 only activation data that was activated by phone will be restored properly according to the developer’s website.The program has not been updated in a while unfortunately, and it seems dead right now. So, if you want to use it, only use it for Windows 7 or older versions of Windows, or phone activated windows 8.1 and maybe also Windows 10 operating systems.OPA Backup for Office activation backups, and ABR have the same limitations. Windows 10 users may link a Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 license.Now You: Did you ever run into activation troubles? How did you resolve them?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 3 votes Software Name Advanced Tokens ManagerOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page http://joshcellsoftwares.com/Products/advancedtokensmanager Advertisementlast_img read more

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Businesses on Isla Mujeres proposing new security filters at maritime terminals

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — Businesses on Isla Mujeres are looking to propose security filters be placed at each of the maritime terminals to screen those who arrive on the island.The proposal comes on the heels of a recent robbery when 80,000 peso was stolen from an island pharmacy. Reports say that the robbery occurred 200 meters from another recent robbery where violence was involved. There have yet to be any arrests in both cases.Island businessmen will propose that the security checks could be the responsibility of the navy or Military Police, since the new military city is located on mainland Isla Mujeres. They say that the arrival of troops opens the possibility of adding security filters in each of the maritime terminals which would provide greater control over who and what enters the island.Entrepreneurs are also beginning to think about the implementation of new security measures such as the installation of security cameras, something not all businesses have.“While this cannot prevent theft, it can help in the recognition of criminals,” commented a concerned businessmen. He says that although the Port Administration of Quintana Roo has security cameras, there should be a security filter with metal detection for things such as weapons.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives 2015 Best in KLAS Medical Equipment Award

first_img News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Healthcare research firm KLAS released its annual rankings of the best-performing medical equipment vendors. The 2015 Best in KLAS: Medical Equipment and Infrastructure report ranked companies in 21 market categories. Eight vendors earned the Best in KLAS distinction in various market segments including computed tomography (CT), digital X-ray, automated medication dispensing for 200 or more beds and ultrasound.Based on evaluations submitted by thousands of healthcare providers in and outside the United States over the past 12 months, KLAS rankings measure a vendor’s performance in areas like product quality, implementation, and service and support. A Best in KLAS award is reserved for top-rated companies in a select group of the largest and most impactful market segments.Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, has been bestowed the 2015 “Best in KLAS” achievement award for the X-ray Segment category for 2015. “This is the first year that KLAS has an all-in segment category award,” said Tom Kloetzly, Shimadzu’s vice president of national sales & marketing. “We have received the “Best in KLAS” achievement award for the RADspeed table system in the “digital X-ray” category five out of six years”, Kloetzly stated. The RADspeed DR table was awarded the “Best in KLAS” in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 prior to this new award by KLAS.Shimadzu’s trend setting MobileDaRt Evolution Wireless was awarded the “Category Leader” for Digital X-Ray – Mobile, 3 out of four years (with the first award presented in 2011). Shimadzu Medical Systems USA President, Tetsuo Imanishi explains how ” this new award by KLAS for “Best In KLAS” for the X-Ray Segment, considers all the products within the X-Ray group which includes both the RADspeed DR table and the MobileDaRt Evolution EFX systems. We are extremely happy and honored to receive such an award.For more information: www.shimadzu.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 29, 2019 Dynamic Digital Radiography Used to Assess Undifferentiated Dyspnea A clinical study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2019 annual meeting, May 17-22 in Dallas, described… read more News | X-Ray | November 19, 2015 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives 2015 Best in KLAS Medical Equipment Award Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, receives a 2015 Best in KLAS award for the X-Ray Segment Category. News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Related Content Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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For football players the opportunity to be on the

first_imgFor football players, the opportunity to be on the cover of the Madden NFL video game is an honor that is as rare as it is cherished.Unless you are Peyton Hillis, the cover is reserved for the best of the best, the game’s brightest (at the time) stars.Once upon a time, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald was recognized as one of those players.Following the team’s run to Super Bowl XLIII in 2008/09, Fitzgerald joined Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu to make the only split cover in the game’s rich history. Interestingly enough for Fitzgerald, it would not be until the 2013 season when he reached double-digit touchdowns again, though QB Kurt Warner’s retirement in January 2010 had a little to do with that.Moving forward, if another Cardinal is to earn a spot on the cover the likely candidates would have to be defensive back Tyrann Mathieu or running back David Johnson, with cornerback Patrick Peterson also earning some consideration. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It was surely a proud moment for the Cardinals and their fans, but at the same time, one that came with a little bit of stress. Much like the famed Sports Illustrated cover curse, there has been a belief that gracing the front of Madden can lead to misfortune the following season.But did Fitzgerald suffer from the “Madden Curse?” In a word, no. In two words, definitely not.In fact, the receiver had a banner 2009 season, catching 97 passes for 1,092 yards and 13 touchdowns, with the latter a number that still stands as his career high.Fitzgerald’s success likely salvaged the cover’s standing in ESPN NFL writer Kevin Seifert’s ranking of the Madden cover guys since 2000, when players first started appearing on the front.Looking at the players and how they fared the season of their cover, Fitzgerald/Polamalu came in eighth out of 17.8. Troy Polamalu/Larry Fitzgerald (Cover 2010, season 2009)What happened next: The rare double cover, and the split seasons that followed, forced me to take the easy way out and rank this one in the middle. Polamalu played in a career-low five games after spraining his knee in Week 1 and re-injuring it later in the season. Fitzgerald, however, persevered. He led the NFL with a career-high 13 touchdown receptions and helped the Arizona Cardinals to the playoffs.Indeed, it was the Steelers great who held the cover back. While he intercepted three passes in those five games, his season was one worth forgetting. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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