2018 FOOTBALL SEASON PREVIEW – DEFENCE

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Print Friendly Version Kick off is set for 7:00 p.m. The second of the two-part series of previews for the upcoming University of Toronto Varsity Blues football season, which begins this Saturday, September 1 when the Blues host the Waterloo Warriors at Varsity Stadium. Story Linkscenter_img For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Get your tickets in advance and save! Click here to purchase now!last_img read more

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Operation Jackie

first_img What better way to hasten reform than to put the LAUSD under the leadership of a superintendent who’s not only inexperienced, but also highly controversial? Sometimes you really have to break something to be able to fix it once and for all. It’s a corollary to “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Operation Jackie is positively Machiavellian. At last we know why Villaraigosa has been so slow to articulate his plan for education reform. He’s simply allowing it to unfold before our eyes. First the LAUSD’s crisis is exacerbated, and Romer and his team abandon ship. Then the mayor rides in on a white horse to save the day. Brilliant. But Operation Jackie has just one problem: Goldberg has been working the education turf hard in recent weeks but wants no part of it. At least that’s what she says. “I’m not interested in the job,” she insists. “I’m not ready to throw my hat in the barrel at this time. I’m not subtle. If I wanted the job, I’d be out there saying I want the job.” But wait, there’s hope yet! “I won’t say I won’t work on the inside,” says Goldberg. Ever the dedicated public servant, if called, she will serve. And if Villaraigosa wants to take control of the LAUSD, called she will be. It’s all part of his plan.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant With the mayor’s blessing, the school board names Jackie Goldberg – former schoolteacher, LAUSD board member and city councilwoman who is currently a term-limited member of the state Assembly – as new superintendent to replace the retiring Roy Romer, the world’s greatest builder of new schools. Like Villaraigosa, Goldberg is deeply connected with United Teachers Los Angeles, the powerful union that controls a majority of the board, and she brings unquestioned left-wing credentials. Unlike Villaraigosa, however, the polarizing Goldberg lacks the ability to reach out and work with people on the other side of the aisle. She also has no executive experience, which could be a serious liability for someone trying to manage a massive bureaucracy responsible for the well-being of 700,000 kids. But this all could be part of the brilliance of Villaraigosa’s super-duper, top-secret strategy. Think about it: The district is in crisis, with a restless public fed up with the slow rate of reform. Villaraigosa hopes to put the LAUSD under mayoral control, and another movement is afoot to break it up. When campaigning for mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa talked a good game about shaking up the Los Angeles Unified School District. Since taking the oath last year, he has talked endlessly about mayoral control without spelling out how he would fix the schools. Until now. At long last, the mayor’s plan for education reform is starting to take shape, and it’s a brilliant bit of strategic gamesmanship. Its top-secret code name: Operation Jackie. Admittedly, we’re still working out the details of this theory, but Operation Jackie’s broad outline is quickly becoming clear. last_img read more

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Peeved commissioner proposes city ‘Green Power Czar’

first_imgConcerned that the Department of Water and Power is moving too slowly to adopt clean energy, a commissioner called Monday for a “Green Power Czar” who would be independent of the utility’s bureaucracy. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s panel of commissioners overseeing the DWP has set a goal of 20 percent renewable energy by 2010, several years ahead of a similar state goalpost. However, the panelists have grown frustrated with slower-than-expected progress. The Daily News reported Monday that the utility’s signature Green Power Program, in which customers voluntarily pay extra to fund clean energy, has seen its participation and revenue decline steeply. “It’s unacceptable,” said Commissioner Nick Patsaouras. “It’s one of the mayor’s biggest campaign promises and we are now entering April and I said all along unless everything is in place in 2006 there is no way.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The commissioners expressed disappointment last week when DWP managers delivered a quarterly update on efforts to add power from renewable sources like wind, solar, geothermal and waste-to-energy conversion. The panelists thought progress was too slow and they were dismayed to learn that a wind project would be delayed another year because of problems they were not all aware of. “If we had not asked for the quarterly report, when would we know?” Patsaouras said. Patsaouras said he will seek to give the board more direct control over the renewable power portfolio by making the proposed “Green Power Czar” accountable directly to the panel, not DWP management. Rhonda Mills of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies welcomed the idea. “It couldn’t come soon enough,” she said. “There is a deficit of expertise on these technologies.” Mills cited the delayed wind project – in the works since 2001 – as an example of how the city has discouraged renewable development. Managers approve traditional “dirty” power projects more quickly, she said, because they understand them better and it is what they are used to. “They’re trying to find the solutions but the city system and procedures are antiquated and dense,” she said. “That’s why we’ve been working on one silly little power plant for five years.” Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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La Habra man faces sentencing as Mexican Mafia chief

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – A La Habra man is scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon on federal racketeering charges for his role as the head of a Mexican Mafia organization that collected a cut of profits from street drug sales by Latino gang members in Orange County. Peter Ojeda, 64, has pleaded guility to a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization, or RICO, count and one count of drug trafficking conspirarcy and is expected to be sentenced to 14 years in prison when he appears before U.S. District Judge David Carter. U.S. Attorney Doug McCormick said Ojeda is the ranking member of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County. The second-in-command, Marco Diaz, is expected to be sentenced in January, McCormick said. Federal prosecutors said the Ojeda Organization required Latino street gangs in Orange County to pay money as a “tax” or “tribute” for exerting influence over their neighborhoods and territories, McCormick said. The group would also collect “punitive” sums as discipline against gang members should they carry out unsanctioned violence, such as a drive-by shooting, which could cause increased law enforcement attention and threaten the income of the Ojeda Organization, prosecutors said.last_img read more

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Nottingham Forest v West Brom live on talkSPORT plus reaction to 3pm games

first_img Getty talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham will take you around the grounds for all the goals as they go in during the 3pm kick-offs in the EFL.Key Championship games include Blackburn vs Charlton and Swansea vs Hull while Fulham, Cardiff and Millwall will also be in action.In League One, Lincoln host Accrington Stanley, Burton take on Ipswich and Sunderland face Oxford among the afternoon games.And League Two will see Leyton Orient vs Cheltenham, Scunthorpe vs Swindon and Crewe vs Plymouth in the opening round of fixtures.We’ll have all the latest action on talkSPORT from across the country as the EFL season gets going.Brentford vs Birmingham – 2pm on talkSPORT 2Our first featured 3pm kick-off of the new season will see Brentford welcome Birmingham to Griffin Park.Thomas Frank’s Bees finished 11th in the Championship last season while the Blues ended up a lowly 17th.Birmingham will have caretaker Pep Clotet as their manager for the new campaign and will be eager to get off to a good start.Russ Williams will host our coverage from west London on talkSPORT 2 ahead of live commentary for all the action in this intriguing tie.Brentford: Raya, Jeanvier, Jansson, Pinnock, Dalsgaard, Jensen, Da Silva, Henry, Canos, Marcondes, Watkins.Subs: Forss, Clarke, Daniels, Zamburek, Luca Racic, Hammar, Oksanen.Birmingham: Camp, Colin, Roberts, Dean, Seddon, Maghoma, Davis, Gary Gardner, Pedersen, Crowley, Jutkiewicz.Subs: Harding, Vassell, Stockdale, Clarke-Salter, Mrbati, Sunjic, Craig Gardner.Referee: Gavin Ward National League play-off winners Salford are preparing for their debut season in the Football League ChampionshipAll fixtures kick-off at 3pm unless stated differentlyFriday, August 2Luton Town 3-3 MiddlesbroughSaturday, August 3Barnsley vs FulhamBlackburn Rovers vs Charlton AthleticBrentford vs Birmingham CityMillwall vs Preston North EndNottingham Forest vs West Bromwich Albion (5:30pm)Reading vs Sheffield WednesdayStoke City vs Queens Park RangersSwansea City vs Hull CityWigan Athletic vs Cardiff CitySunday, August 4Bristol City vs Leeds United (4:30pm)Monday, August 5Huddersfield Town vs Derby County (7:45pm)League OneSaturday, August 3A.F.C. Wimbledon vs Rotherham UnitedBlackpool vs Bristol RoversBurton Albion vs Ipswich TownCoventry City vs Southend UnitedDoncaster Rovers vs GillinghamLincoln City vs Accrington StanleyPeterborough United vs Fleetwood TownShrewsbury Town vs PortsmouthSunderland vs Oxford UnitedTranmere Rovers vs RochdaleWycombe Wanderers vs Bolton WanderersBury vs MK Dons (match postponed)League TwoSaturday, August 3Salford City vs Stevenage (12:30pm)Bradford City vs Cambridge UnitedCarlisle United vs Crawley TownColchester United vs Port ValeCrewe Alexandra vs Plymouth ArgyleExeter City vs Macclesfield TownForest Green Rovers vs Oldham AthleticLeyton Orient vs Cheltenham TownMorecambe vs Grimsby TownNewport County vs Mansfield TownNorthampton Town vs WalsallScunthorpe United vs Swindon Town Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekend getty 4 GETTY IMAGES – GETTY Salford City’s first ever English Football League clash will kick off our Matchday coverage as Graham Alexander’s side to take on Stevenage in the opening game of the 2019/20 League Two season.The Ammies, who are co-owned by Manchester United’s famous Class of ’92, booked their place in the EFL by beating Fylde 3-0 in the National League play-off final.Now they will begin their adventure in the fourth tier by welcoming Stevenage, who finished 10th last term, to Moor Lane.talkSPORT 2 will be in west Manchester for the League Two opener where a few United legends may well be in attendance too.Salford City: Neal, Wiseman, Pond, Piergianni, Touray, Shelton, Maynard, Towell, Smith, Rooney, Dieseruvwe.Subs: Threlkeld, Armstrong, Letheren, Burgess, Whitehead, Beesley.Stevenage: Farman, Wildin, Cuthbert, Fielding, Stokes, Iontton, Parrett, Soares, Vancooten, Sonupe, Guthrie.Subs: Carter, Cowley, Husin, Newton, Bastien, Smith, Taylor.Referee: Kevin Johnson 4 Salford vs Stevenage – 11am on talkSPORT 2 The new football season is finally here!talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will be bringing you more live commentaries than ever before with more than 100 games on the airwaves over the coming weeks and months.Luton and Boro got things under way on Friday night and now there is a bumper day of EFL action with the Championship, League One and League Two to look forward to.center_img Lee Bowyer’s Charlton are back in the Championship and face Blackburn in their opening tie Matchday Live – 1pm on talkSPORT The English Football League enjoyed another memorable campaign last term and there’s sure to be all sorts of thrills and spills in the 2019/20 season, too.talkSPORT has three live games for you today, plus our around the grounds Matchday Live show to take in every goal as it goes in across the country.So as the season gets going, here’s what talkSPORT has got in store for you this Saturday. Nottingham Forest vs West Brom – 5pm on talkSPORT 2Our first game day of the season will conclude with a clash between two of this season’s promotion hopefuls.Forest face the Baggies at the City Ground in the evening kick-off and full live commentary of the Championship match will be live on talkSPORT 2.Frenchman Sabri Lamouchi took charge of Forest in June and starts his reign against Slaven Bilic who is also set to make his Championship debut after moving to the Hawthorns over the summer.Both clubs will want to at least make the play-offs this season and will be looking to lay down a marker early on in what should be a Saturday night thriller.Nottingham Forest: Muric, Cash, Dawson, Worrall, Robinson, Watson, Adomah, Semedo, Tiago Silva, Lolley, Grabban.Subs: Yuri Ribeiro, Tobias Figueiredo, Smith, Mir, Ameobi, Johnson, Richardson.West Brom: Johnstone, Ferguson, Ajayi, Bartley, Gibbs, Livermore, Sawyers, Phillips, Krovinovic, Edwards, Zohore.Subs: Furlong, Townsend, Harper, Burke, Leko, Bond, O’Shea.Referee: Darren England 4 Slaven Bilic’s West Brom are set to face Nottingham Forest Salford City vs Stevenage (Saturday, 12:30pm)Brentford vs Birmingham (Saturday, 3pm)Nottingham Forest vs West Brom (Saturday, 5:30pm)Manchester City vs Liverpool (Sunday, 3pm)Bristol City vs Leeds United (Sunday, 4:30pm) Thomas Frank’s Brentford take on Birmingham in their opening tie of the 2019/20 Championship season 4 getty last_img read more

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Terre Haute Man Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Minor

first_imgA Terre Haute man is behind bars after police found to have initiated misconduct with a minor.Arrested and Charged was Dionel Juan Mateo, 28, Terre HauteChild Molestation – child under 14 sexual intercourse/other sexual conduct (3 counts), Level 1 FelonyPossession of Child Pornography, Level 6 FelonyThe Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested a 28-year-old man from Terre Haute on July 26, 2019. The investigation began early this week when a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the ICAC Task Force.As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained by Vigo County Division 6 Court and served late last night at 1903 Grant Street. Based on preliminary findings as a result of the search warrant, Dionel J. Mateo, age 28, of Terre Haute, was interviewed and subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Vigo County Jail with no bond allowed. Investigating Officers:  Indiana State Police Detective Master Trooper Kevin Getz who was assisted by Senior Trooper John Jacobs.Assisting Agencies:  Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Valdez, Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana Department of Child Services, and Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center in Terre Haute.Anyone having any information related to crimes against children are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or visit the NCMEC website at http://www.missingkids.com/hom  and find the link to make a CYBERTIPLINE report.Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.last_img read more

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Drought decreases across Western counties

first_imgAccording to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor map, published Jan. 5, only three counties in the state are classified as experiencing extreme drought — down from six in previous weeks. Graham, Jackson and Swain counties have been downgraded to severe drought conditions, a designation shared by nine other WNC counties, including Haywood, Buncombe, Transylvania, Madison and Henderson counties.Macon, Clay and Cherokee counties, however, are still in extreme drought. Prior to Dec. 8, they’d all — along with Swain, Jackson and Graham counties — been in the category of exceptional drought, the most severe drought designation offered by the U.S. Drought Monitor. The last year the exceptional drought designation was used in North Carolina was 2008.Drought maps, completed by the U.S. Drought Monitor, are updated every Thursday and available at www.ncdrought.org. Wet weather over the past week has put a dent in the severity of drought in Western North Carolina.last_img read more

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Breaking News in the Industry: January 10, 2019

first_imgNew card fraud scam targets EMV chipsA new warning is coming from the Better Business Bureau about a different method crooks are using to steal information from your credit or debit card. It is called “shimming” and having a chip card offers some protection but not enough. It can cause problems because people love to use either their credit or debit cards, and as many as 2.3 million stores have the device for cards with the security chip.According to credit card company VISA, counterfeit fraud dropped 58 percent from 2017 to 2018 because of the EMV chip. Just when you thought it was unnecessary to look over your shoulder, the BBB of the Mid-South warns the crooks have not rested and created the new method. Randy Hutchinson of the BBB described this new criminal work around by crooks to get access to credit and debit card information. “They put a little reader inside the slot that you insert your card in the credit card terminal and it reads the information in the chip,” said Hutchinson. That gets enough information to create a bogus card and make online purchases.“They can’t actually create another chip card because they haven’t cracked the chip yet,” Hutchinson said. How often does shimming happen?  Industry data is not readily available.  Hutchinson said consumers should be weary when their credit or debit card gets stuck in the machine longer than expected and the prompts on the screen take a while to appear.  He said when that happens, consumers should call their banks to let them know they may have been “shimmed.”   [Source: Fox13 News]- Sponsor – Two- time Good Samaritan foils burglary; finds missing womanA reporter in Shelby Township, Michigan, who helped police catch a robbery suspect last week followed up with another good deed by finding an 89-year-old suburban Detroit woman with dementia who had wandered away from home in sub-freezing temperatures. WWJ reporter Mike Campbell was covering Barbara Kasler’s disappearance when he spotted her Wednesday morning in her pajamas and slippers along a street in Shelby Township. Campbell took Kasler into his vehicle and cranked up the heat until police arrived. She was taken to a hospital for observation. Campbell says he was just “in the right place at the right time,” but police tweeted that “We owe you lunch!” Last week, Campbell helped police apprehend a man suspected of looting a fire-damaged shopping center in the Detroit suburb of Warren.   [Source: Yakima-Herald]Counterfeit accessories worth $900,000 seized in Korea. Apple says thanksSenior regional director for Apple’s Asia-Pacific operations Donald Shruhan will reportedly visit the Bucheon Sosa police station in Bucheon, Gyeonggi, on Friday to present the plaque to the officers involved in the regional crackdown. The criminals were locally distributing fake Apple charging cables and earphones, reports the Korea Herald. The knock-off products are said to have been imported from China, with police still working to trace how the goods entered the country. The apprehended distributors are also under investigation on suspicions of fraud and trademark violation.Shruhan is currently leading Apple’s anti-counterfeiting operations in China, and previously worked with Pfizer to crack down on counterfeit Viagra sales and production.Counterfeit products remain an issue for Apple and other device vendors, with consumers tricked into buying the fake versions or tempted by the cheaper knock-offs, as they can potentially be dangerous and cause harm to devices or human life due to not undergoing the same safety checks as real products.The sale of fake goods can be highly profitable to criminals taking part in such schemes. In February 2018, one Chinese national living in the United States pleaded guilty to conspiracy and trafficking of counterfeit Apple products, which reportedly earned him more than $1.1 million. A six-month investigation and a police raid on a warehouse in London in August 2017 uncovered a collection of fake Apple products worth an estimated $1.69 million.  [Source: AppleInsider]Data breach will cost retailer $1.5MNeiman Marcus will pay $1.5 million to 43 states over a 2013 data breach that exposed customer credit card data, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday.
 The breach, which was disclosed to the public in January 2014, occurred over a three month period the year prior. Roughly 370,000 Neiman Marcus credit cards used at 77 stores nationwide were accessed by an unknown third party. At least 9,200 of them were used fraudulently, according to a statement from Paxton’s office.
 As part of the settlement, the Dallas-based luxury department store retailer must implement new procedures to protect customers’ personal information and ward off future attacks. It also must obtain an information security assessment from a third-party professional.   [Source: RetailDIVE]New report: Global cargo theft trendsBSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions and international transport and logistics insurer TT Club recently launched their first joint 2018 Semi-Annual Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report. 
Bringing together threat and intelligence data from BSI’s supply chain security country risk intelligence tool SCREEN and TT Club’s insurance risk management and loss prevention insights, the first edition reveals violent truck hijackings account for 24 percent of cargo theft incidents globally. Additionally, the report provides a detailed Regional Overview spotlighting cargo theft trends in China and India.The food and beverage sector is the most targeted (at 27 percent). Consumer products and hi-tech electronics industries also suffer high rates of cargo theft. Warehousing is the second most vulnerable target at 19 percent. Transport by road is the most often targeted mode for cargo crime across the globe, at a whopping 75 percent. Warehousing is the second most vulnerable target at 19 percent. The report can be downloaded here and includes several pieces of loss prevention advice to counter the identified threats.  [Source: Global Trade Magazine]Mom using 7-year-old to shoplift tells her side of the storyThe Bellevue, Washington, mother accused of using her 7-year-old to shoplift is telling her side of the story. LaVonya Walker, 48, says she did not tell her son to steal and was surprised when she found out he’d taken two pairs of sunglasses.She said she didn’t know they were in the bag he was carrying until the two of them were stopped by loss prevention associates at Macy’s on New Year’s Day.Walker claims a drug dealer forced her to steal and threatened her and her children and has been threatening her for years. She said the man shot and killed her dog in front of her children. Walker said the man called her with a list of items to shoplift on the same day.Investigators say Walker admitted she was part of an organized retail theft ring, but Bellevue police say she did not tell them she was a victim of extortion or threats when she was arrested. Walker pleaded guilty to organized retail theft charges in December 2016. She’s under Department of Corrections supervision and says she doesn’t want to be taken away from her children. She says she plans to stop stealing and get help for herself and her children.   [Source: KIRO7 News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Executives with a Pragmatic Position on Cybersecurity are a Rarity

first_imgThis week I had the honor of being an invited guest at the Hitachi innovation forum.  A panel of executives opened the conference with a theme of innovation, inclusivity, and sustainability.  The Chairman and CEO, Hiroaki Nakanishi, showcased the sizeable breadth of global products and industries of this massive conglomerate and emphasized how their solutions contribute meaningfully to the lives of people every day.  After highlighting their strategy to push further and do more with to improve mobility, energy, water, and healthcare of people around the world, he dared the attendees, including customers, industry experts and business partners, to ask questions and give their thoughts.  It was a quiet and reserved audience.  Not every day does the leader of a $93B company ask for unscripted questions in a public venue in front of hundreds of attendees and media.  For those who know me or read my blogs, you are likely aware I am neither shy nor am I reserved to play-nice at marketing events.  I am very passionate about cybersecurity and live for moments when we as an industry can constructively discuss security, the impact it holds on our world, and the role technology companies have in protecting our tech-rich future.So I broke the silence, stood up, and asked the Hitachi executive panel a straightforward no-nonsense question:  Hitachi solutions are connecting and enriching the lives of people around the world.  Your vision is truly inspiring.  But with such power and innovation comes new risks which put in jeopardy the security, privacy, and safety of your devices, solutions, and customers.  What is Hitachi’s strategy and commitment to secure and protect products and people in the future?Before I get to their response, let me say I truly enjoy sitting down with business leaders from around the world and discussing cybersecurity issues.  In almost all cases, executives have the best of intentions, but are well groomed by their marketing and legal teams to recite vetted and scripted statements including how they are operating or making everything securely, put customers privacy first, and work hard to protect from the nebulous ‘hackers’ of the world.  This is the blasé norm and the expected underwhelming safe response.  I don’t expect anything different and I am rarely impressed.But standing in front of this panel, I was surprised.Mr. Nakanishi paused, took a deep breath, and gave one of the best answers I have heard from any industry leading executive.  He first commented on the fact it is an important question and a facet his company understands is becoming more significant.  With a genuine tone of concern and deliberate focus, he then answered they are striving to achieve harmony.  His viewpoint was Hitachi incorporates security, privacy, and safety in balance with customers’ expectations of value, usability, and functionality.  He went on to discuss how these expectations are a variable situation which changes over time.  He committed his company will strive for continuous incremental progress to remain ‘harmonized’ with the market needs.  The Chief Executive for Americas, Jack Domme, followed up with a supporting position of seeking the right balance of security to enable solutions in ways to both protect but not undermine their value.Wow.  Harmony and balance.  This is the most pragmatic position for cybersecurity.  Whether we as customers consciously know it or not, this is what the market truly desires.  We must look past the peaks and valleys of security theatre, to see we all want technology to make our lives better and there is an optimal level of security which must align to ‘protect to enable’ in order to make it a reality.I am always wary of the slick sales and marketing answers, which paint unrealistic positions and overinflated commitments, which are so common nowadays, to artificially smooth over public concerns.  None of that nonsense was present.Well done Hitachi.  Thank you for recognizing the challenges, describing a realistic strategy, and talking in a direct and honest way.  Nobody has security figured out or solved all of the problems, but you have successfully recognized the right factors to tune for the very best results now and in the future.  You have earned this cybersecurity strategist’s respect.    Twitter: @Matt_RosenquistOpens in a new windowIT Peer Network: My Previous PostsLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/matthewrosenquistOpens in a new windowlast_img read more

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Sourav Ganguly advises angry Virat Kohli to forgive and forget

first_imgThe acrimony on field between India and Australia in the recently concluded Test series has left the Indian skipper Virat Kohli a angry man. His comments post match that ‘he would not ever say again that he is friends with Australian cricketers’ highlight the bitterness Kohli is carrying.But former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes it will be a matter of time before Kohli lets bygones be bygones. (Also read: Virat Kohli says his friendship with Australian cricketers is over)”I am sure he will loosen up with time. He should forget what happens with the Australian players on the ground (sledging). That is competitiveness. But what happens with media and ex-players getting into sledging the opposition captain wasn’t right. It is not their job,” he tells India Today. (Also read: Virat Kohli ecstatic after historic triumph: ‘Our best series win so far’)The Indian team accused the Australian team of systematically abusing DRS protocol by discretely seeking a second opinion from the dressing room. Former Australian cricketers like Ian Healy also got in the act targeting Kohli, so did a section of the Australian media. Australia skipper Steve Smith was caught on camera using an expletive loud from the dressing room when Murli Vijay claimed a catch that ended up being given not out.(Also read: Virat Kohli blasts detractors: If someone pokes us, we won’t back down)The BCCI website also posted a video sequence of Ravindra Jadeja being persistently sledged by the Australians while he was batting.(Also read: Virat Kohli has ensured India won’t ever back down: Michael Clarke to India Today)advertisementGanguly is no stranger to being at receiving end of the Australian cricket ways, with the entire ecosystem from media to ex-players rallying around the team to target the opposition and rival captain.”That’s the way Australia have always played their cricket from the Steve Waugh days,” he says.Ganguly was the pioneer from an opposing Indian camp in irking Australian teams in similar terms; famously coming late for toss keeping Steve Waugh waiting.But he does not make much of the distaste one saw during the series and advises the Indian captain  to relish the win. “I don’t consider there was bad blood. I consider there was competition. Both Virat and Smith should be happy they could put up a show. Both boards and players should get over it,” he opines.The Indian team did not take up Steve Smith’s overture to share a drink after the Dharamsala Test. But Ganguly believes things will be fine soon when Indian and Australian cricketers come together in the same dressing room for IPL.”They will get to know each other again. They will be fine,” he says.ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

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