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Canadian banks look to inhouse hackers to improve and test cybersecurity

first_imgTORONTO — Hackers are targeting Toronto-Dominion Bank’s internal systems at all hours using cutting-edge techniques, but the bank’s head of cybersecurity isn’t losing sleep over them — they work for him, after all.The bank established late last year an in-house “red team” of ethical hackers — cybersecurity professionals who attempt to hack a computer network to test or evaluate its security on the owners’ behalf — who conduct live attacks against its own networks continuously, said Alex Lovinger, TD Bank’s vice-president of cyber threat management.“We’re doing it exactly how our adversaries would do it… So if we find a weakness or something like that, we can close it or address it before a real attacker,” he said.Canada’s biggest banks are fortifying their defences by hiring their own ethical hackers to test their systems as the frequency and sophistication of cyberthreats increases.A Senate report last month entitled “cyber.assault: It should keep you up at night” sounded the alarm about the potential consequences of major cyberattacks in Canada.“While some progress has been made federally in the past year, there is much more that the federal government and Canadians must do to protect ourselves,” said the report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. “We must take the appropriate steps now, or soon we will all be victims.”Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has also raised concerns about a cyberattack.In 2017, 21 per cent of Canadian businesses reported that they were impacted by a cyber security incident which affected their operations, according to Statistics Canada. Banking institutions, not including investment banks, reported the highest level of incidents at 47 per cent, followed by universities and the pipeline transportation subsector, according to the agency.New regulations that require Canadian businesses to alert their customers about privacy breaches or face hefty fines took effect at the beginning of this month.In May, the Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Simplii Financial digital banking brand said thousands of their customers may have had their personal and financial data compromised.BMO said hackers contacted the bank claiming to be in possession of the personal data of fewer than 50,000 customers, and that the attack originated outside of Canada. At the same time, Simplii also warned that “fraudsters” may have accessed certain personal and account information for about 40,000 clients.BMO’s chief executive Darryl White said he could not comment on the details of the privacy breach, as an ongoing investigation is underway, but noted there was a “very immaterial impact from a fraud perspective” and no material financial fallout.“We are a lot smarter as every event goes on. And there are events every day, there are events every hour of every day… It’s a continual improvement exercise,” White told reporters after the bank’s recent investor day.Meanwhile, BMO is also turning to in-house ethical hackers to test their systems. According to a recent job posting, BMO is seeking a senior manager with a certification in ethical hacking and whose responsibilities include managing a team of “network penetration testing” specialists.CIBC did not respond to questions about whether it utilizes ethical hackers.“We leverage internal and external expertise, and work closely with industry and government to enhance cyber security resilience, threat intelligence and best practices,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.Alberta-based bank ATB Financial in a recent job post said it was recruiting a “Senior Penetration Tester” with ethical hacking experience. An ATB spokeswoman said the posting is to fill a recently vacated role.The Bank of Nova Scotia also established its own in-house “red team” of hackers to test its defences, said its chief information security officer Steve Hawkins.“Scotiabank has used and continues to use third-parties to handle this penetration testing. However, because the volume of global cyber threats has significantly risen, the Bank wanted to have its own capabilities in-house and created its own red team this year,” he said.With the string of data breaches in recent years, what does worry TD’s Lovinger is the cumulative amount of data that has been exposed.“Hackers now sit on a wealth of information… That they can now leverage to do more targeted attacks,” he said.Royal Bank of Canada has had in-house ethical hacking capabilities for a few years now, as part of its cybersecurity program, said Adam Evans, the bank’s vice-president of cyber operations and chief information officer.“We want to make sure that we are testing our defences to make sure they stay relevant,” he said.RBC has been upping its cybersecurity budget and adding to its team annually. It now has roughly 400 cybersecurity professionals, up 50 per cent from three years ago, but a talent gap looms, Evans said.Demand for talent in Canada is climbing by seven per cent annually and there will be more than 5,000 roles to fill between 2018 and 2021, according to Deloitte. By 2022, the cybersecurity workforce gap is expected to reach 1.8 million, it said.As of October, there were 1,024 cybersecurity vacancies for every million Canadian job postings, up five per cent over the past year, according to Indeed Canada. That’s up 73 per cent since the beginning of 2015, said Brendon Bernard, an economist for the job search platform.Meanwhile, several Canadian banks have made recent investments in research or capabilities abroad or in universities at home to tap cybersecurity talent. For example, TD opened a cybersecurity-focused office in Tel Aviv, Scotiabank announced a partnership with an Israeli cybersecurity company and RBC made an investment in research at Ben-Gurion University.“With the talent gap in cyber, it’s something that organizations are going to have to address,” said Evans. “Because there is just not enough qualified people out there.” Companies in this story: (TSX:RY, TSX:TD, TSX:CM, TSX:BNS, TSX:BMO)Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

How cutting-edge technology helps basketball players shoot

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — As a freshman last season at Michigan, Isaiah Livers shot 36 per cent from 3-point range. Decent, but not great.In the off-season, he went to work.“I was shooting at like 37 to 40 on the angle, and that’s not good,” Livers said. “Now I’m at probably 45 to 48.”Livers was referring to the arc on his shots, an area he’s tried to improve using an innovative system from the data-service provider Noah Basketball. The high-tech setup at Michigan’s practice facility can give immediate verbal responses, so a player can hear how much arc was on the most recent shot. This season, Livers is shooting 45 per cent from 3-point range, the top mark in the Big Ten.As teams compete in the NCAA Tournament over the next few weeks, games will be won and lost from the 3-point line and the foul line. The Noah system is an attempt to blend old-fashioned repetition with analytics and technology as players strive to improve their shooting.John Carter, CEO of Noah Basketball, says there are 45 NBA and college customers that have the new version of the system. The Noah system, so named because of the company’s focus on the arc of shots, can actually measure a lot more than that .Teams can access seemingly endless amounts of data, tracking not only the arc, but where a shot was taken from and where it ended up in relation to the basket. The system can measure if a shot is too far to the left or right — or if it’s too short or long.The best shots, according to the folks at Noah, enter the basket at a 45-degree angle, 11 inches beyond the front of the rim.“Now that our database has grown to over 180 million shots, what we’ve found is the number one indicator of a great shooter is left-right consistency,” Carter said. “But a close second is arc consistency.”The 11-inch figure may seem surprising, since it puts the shot closer to the back of the hoop than the front.“Most people still think that the ideal depth in the hoop is 9 inches, because the hoop’s an 18-inch hoop. It’s not. It’s 11,” said Alan Marty, Noah’s founder and chairman. “If you hit the front of the rim, a lot of them miss, but if you hit the back of the rim and it goes down, they all score.”All this information might seem overwhelming to a college basketball player. Who has time to calculate the exact depth of a shot when lining up a crucial 3-pointer? But a player using the Noah system can take shot after shot — and use the system’s instant verbal feedback to make corrections and build muscle memory.Virginia is another school that uses the system. The Cavaliers are one of the nation’s top teams in 3-point accuracy. Associate head coach Jason Williford says aside from all the precise measurements, the system can be useful just for counting shots for each player.“We monitor how many shots they’re taking a day or a week,” Williford said. “Are they in there getting up extra ones on their own? It’s been good for that.”Williford said sensory overload hasn’t been too much of a problem.“Some guys don’t like to hear the feedback,” he said. “Like, it’ll say ’45’ or whatever the arc was on a shot, and some guys don’t like to hear that feedback, but they like it because it’s keeping total shots.”One player who is more lukewarm on the system is former Virginia star Malcolm Brogdon, who now plays for the Milwaukee Bucks.“I used it for a little bit and then fell off it,” he said. “The more I watch the game, the more I watch old film, everybody shoots differently. Everybody has different arcs. You’ve got to find what works for you. I’m a firm believer in that and I don’t believe in the perfect shot. You’ve got to learn how to play the game your way, your style. If you perfect what you do, it’ll work.”In that sense, shooting a basketball can be like hitting a golf ball. It’s certainly possible for a highly skilled player to succeed using unorthodox methods. Each team can make its own decisions about what information from the Noah system is most useful.That information will continue to flow. Last week, Noah Basketball and the Pac-12 announced a partnership for the league to use the system at its conference tournaments this year, collecting data that could be useful for teams or broadcasters.It probably went unnoticed to fans in the arena, but that was another significant step — using the system to track shots for an entire tournament, instead of on a practice court.“We have a couple real small sensors that’s attached to the top of the shot clock. The sensor’s literally about the size of my thumb,” Carter said. “And from that, we can track all the information.”It’s all part of the ongoing effort to help teams learn more about the game’s most basic objective — shooting the ball into the basket.___AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds and AP Sports Writer Hank Kurz Jr. contributed to this report.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Noah Trister, The Associated Press read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,256.35, down 1.62 points):IC Potash Corp. (TSX:ICP). Agriculture. Unchanged at three cents on 14.7 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 1.79 per cent, to $12.52 on 5.2 million shares.BetaPro Crude Oil. (TSX:HOU). Oil and gas. Down 10 cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $6.08 on 4.3 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up four cents, or 3.17 per cent, to $1.30 on 4.2 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up five cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $25.93 on 3.6 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 64 cents, or 4.77 per cent, to $14.06 on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (TSX:GC). Travel and leisure. Up $4.57, or 17.97 per cent, to $4.57 on 625,126 shares. Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:BBU.UN). Real estate. Up $2.74, or 7.76 per cent, to $38.05 on 329,341 shares. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has selected these two companies to run its casinos in the Greater Toronto Area. Under the deal, Great Canadian and Brookfield would acquire OLG Slots at Woodbine, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino located in the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. read more

After 94 years Ohio State wins first wrestling national championship

Members of the OSU wrestling team pose for a photo following the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21 in St. Louis. The Buckeyes claimed the team national title for the 1st time in program history.Credit: Patrick Kalista / Lantern reporterST. LOUIS — The Ohio State wrestling team was busy during spring break, meaning coach Tom Ryan had to spend his time in Missouri instead of the Florida sun.But he probably doesn’t mind.The Buckeyes clinched their first-ever National Championship in St. Louis on Saturday, and also came away with two individual National Champions. Among the individual champions was redshirt-senior Logan Stieber, who picked up his fourth and final national title for the Buckeyes.Ryan couldn’t stop smiling as time ran down before he could officially call his team National Champions, and he said he is relieved that the Buckeyes finished off their title run.“I feel great, proud, for an amazing institution and administration that supports the sport,” Ryan said. “1921 was the first year that Ohio State started wrestling, 94 years later we win our first National Championship.“I’m just so happy for all the coaches, the staff, all the people who are important to this team and Buckeye nation everywhere.”Many people didn’t expect the Buckeyes to have a chance to win it all, as Missouri entered the tournament undefeated and No. 1 in the country, but Ryan said he and his staff put the pieces in place to do so years in advance.“There was no question that we felt we had the right people to win a national championship, we felt that two years ago,” Ryan said.Leading the way for the wrestling Bucks was Stieber. His victory made him just the fourth wrestler to pick up a quartet of national titles.“I can’t thank my teammates, my coaches and my family enough,” Stieber said. “It’s been an unbelievable journey.“I’m extremely proud of my teammates,” Stieber added. “As an individual, to win is amazing. For the team, it’s something I dreamed of ever since I came to Ohio State.”Ryan explained how significant Stieber’s achievement was by saying “more people have been on the moon than have won four national titles.”Joining Stieber on the podium was Nathan Tomasello.The redshirt-freshman said he’s grown throughout his first competitive collegiate season.“It’s just a great learning experience and journey throughout the year,” Tomasello said. “I grew so much and I have great coaches and great throw partners, who love to compete and love the sport of wrestling, every single day. I am just truly thankful everyone that supported me and just truly excited to be here.”The 125-pound Big Ten and National Champion said he is grateful for accomplishing a goal he’s had since before his OSU career began.“It’s been a dream and a goal of mine for many years. Now as a freshman and putting in the time every single day makes it worth it,” Tomasello said. “And just going through the grind of the season and just, this is where you can let yourself fly and see who’s the best. At this tournament, I feel like I peaked at the right time and was wrestling at my best through the Big Ten and then here.”Ryan said Tomasello is a class act and added that he isn’t surprised at the amount of success he’s had.“Nathan represents everything good in the world, Ryan said. “He’s a straight-A student guy. He says what he means and he does what he says and he’s a tremendous worker.”Along with its first national title, the program now has three Big Ten team titles. The Buckeyes finished with five All-Americans this year, which brings the program’s total to 87.Now that the title has been wrapped up, Ryan still has time to enjoy his turn in the Sunshine State. After that trip to Florida with his family, Ryan said he will be right back getting his team ready for next year.“The recruiting and developing young guys is constant,” Ryan said. “I’m going to Florida first and then getting ready for next season starts.” read more

We should not let them go extinct A conservation officer at the

first_img May 12th 2019, 12:00 PM Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube ‘We should not let them go extinct’: A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet Following a UN report and Ireland’s declaration of a climate emergency, why is biodiversity crucial to the survival of our planet? Share24 Tweet Email 9,388 Views Subscribe for more videos https://jrnl.ie/4628479 By Andrew Roberts Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 12 May 2019, 12:00 PM Short URL 6 Comments THIS WEEK SAW Ireland become the second country to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency. It followed a week that saw a UN report detailing how over one million animal and plant species are in danger of extinction.We spoke to Dr Noeleen Smyth, Conservation Officer at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin who told us why biodiversity is important to life on the planet.She also recommended some ways we as individuals can reduce our impact on the natural world.The National Botanic Gardens is holding a Sustainable Living Festival till 15 May which will showcase ways to live sustainably and investigate how we can reduce our impact on the environment. last_img read more

Race to agree on final cuts puts strain on coalition

first_imgGreece’s three coalition leaders are unlikely to arrive at an agreement on Thursday about the entire package of cuts requested by the troika, as the cohesion of the three-party government appears to be facing the most severe strain since it came to office in June. Greece remained 2-3 billion euros short on Wednesday of the 11.5-billion-euro total that its lenders have demanded. The scramble to find the remaining cuts has put the relationship between New Democracy and its coalition partners, PASOK and Democratic Left, under strain. This was evident in a statement by PASOK spokeswoman Fofi Gennimata, who challenged Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to find the savings from the slashing of some 12 billion euros of waste in the public sector, as he had promised in the conservatives’ pre-election campaign. ND responded to the comment but sought to appear conciliatory. “In these difficult times, everybody has to show responsibility and pay attention to every word,” the party said. In private, though, ND sources expressed anger with PASOK and its leader Evangelos Venizelos, accusing him of trying to disassociate himself from further unpopular cuts and passing the blame onto Samaras. PASOK sources expressed frustration at the course of negotiations between the troika and Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, arguing that some of the measures agreed were too onerous. Stournaras told aides he was perplexed by PASOK’s frustration as the Socialists had been kept informed about negotiations and had refused an offer to take part in the talks. A third Democratic Left MP, Paris Moutsinas, expressed opposition to the measures on Wednesday, as party leader Fotis Kouvelis put off a decision to call a meeting of his lawmakers until the package is finalized. The cuts are now expected to be rubber-stamped on Sunday, when the coalition chiefs are due to meet again. One of the sticking points in negotiations between the troika and the government has been civil servant numbers. The bailout requires there to be 150,000 fewer public servants in 2015 compared to 2009. Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Manitakis insisted on Wednesday that this target would be met without the coalition having to make any immediate sackings. He said that 40,000 public servants are due to retire by the end of the year and another 35,000 would leave through voluntary retirement. Coupled with a strict hiring policy that would only allow one new bureaucrat to be hired for every five that leave, Manitakis said this would be enough to reduce civil servant numbers by some 200,000 by 2015. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

British Museum asks Athens for sculpture loan

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following the British Museum’s loan last month of one of the Parthenon Marbles to the Hermitage Museum in Russia, the UK institution has made a request to borrow a precious Hellenic antiquity from Athens’ Museum of Cycladic Art.Given the furore over the British Museum’s recent actions, the Museum of Cycladic Art is reported to be reluctant to loan the artefact for an exhibition opening in London in March entitled ‘Defining Beauty: the Body in Ancient Greek Art’. A spokesperson for the British Museum told The Art Newspaper that the museum had made the request to borrow a piece, but that the Greek museum “had yet to respond one way or the other”.The British Museum’s loan to Russia of the Ilissos sculpture is the first time one of the Parthenon Marbles has left the United Kingdom since entering the British Museum collection in 1816.Despite a previously cordial curatorial relationship between the privately-owned Museum of Cycladic Art and the British Museum, the denial of a loan from Athens will be seen as a gesture to get back at the institution.The Museum of Cycladic Art is dedicated to the study and promotion of ancient cultures of the Aegean and Cyprus, with special emphasis on Cycladic art of the third millennium BC. It was founded in 1986 to house the collection of Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris. Meanwhile, the British Museum is reportedly considering three more overseas loans of the Parthenon Marbles. New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Berlin’s Pergamon Museum and the Louvre in Paris are likely contenders to make requests to exhibit parts of the marbles.The British Museum has confirmed that further loans of the marbles are being considered. A spokesman told reporters: “Museums around the world have shown interest in requesting to loan from our set of Parthenon Sculptures, and we always welcome these conversations.” “The trustees will consider any request for any part of the collection to be borrowed and then returned, subject to the usual considerations of condition and fitness to travel and this has always been made clear to the world.”Speaking to Neos Kosmos this week, the founder of the Australia-based international committee for the restitution of the marbles, Mr Emmanuel Cominos, said that museums in Greece should be united in their stance on loans to the British Museum.“All the museums in Greece should stick together with the Greek government’s request for the Parthenon Marbles to go back to where they belong.“I hope the owners of the Cycladic Museum will say ‘we’ll gladly lend you something, provided that you, the British Museum, makes an unconditional commitment to return the Marbles’.”last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S3 plusieurs accessoires déjà disponibles

first_imgSamsung Galaxy S3 : plusieurs accessoires déjà disponiblesLe très attendu Samsung Galaxy S3 dispose déjà de moult accessoires qui rendront son utilisation plus agréable.A quelques semaines à peine de la sortie du smartphone Samsung Galaxy S3, le fabricant sud-coréen a dévoilé de nombreux accessoires, d’ores et déjà en vente au Royaume-Uni. On retrouve l’inévitable stylet C-Pen ou bien d’un étui de protection pour l’appareil. Le stylet est à présent plus épais que celui que les utilisateurs du Galaxy Note connaissent.Samsung a confirmé qu’un dock permettant de recharger le smartphone serait bien disponible. Ce dernier devrait bien pouvoir délivrer du WiFi et être compatible HDMI. Ce qui permettra d’envoyer un signal vidéo en Full HD sur un téléviseur compatible. Mais pour l’heure, nous n’en savons pas davantage. Question tarifs, le stylet C-Pen qui permettra d’écrire sur l’écran du smartphone, coûtera 20 euros. L’étui de protection est annoncé à 37 euros et enfin le dock présenté plus haut ne possède pas encore de prix de vente, ce qui laisse présager d’un retard au niveau de sa disponibilité future…Le 14 mai 2012 à 20:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Coconut Creek officer finds adult siblings high in car with child inside

first_imgAfter calling back to police headquarters, Conley was given permission to break the window, and once she did, she learned the people in the car weren’t just passed out from drugs, they weren’t alone.When I did so, I saw a little head pop up,” she said. “It was a little girl in the back seat of the car.”Officials said the child’s mother and uncle were both high on drugs at the time and were arrested.The young girl is now safe.“I hope that anybody that’s out there that does abuse drugs and has children will see this story and hopefully get help and not put their children in danger, themselves, or others,” Conley said.Both suspects are charged with child neglect and possession of narcotics.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. COCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – A Coconut Creek Police officer found two adult siblings high and passed out in a car before she discovered a young girl in the back seat.Both subjects faced a South Florida judge after they were accused of making a dangerous decision on July 31.Coconut Creek Police Officer Shana Conley said the scene was disturbing.“I was very upset at first when I saw the little girl in the backseat,” Conley said. “Then I became a little angry that a mother would put her daughter in such a terrible position.”According to court documents, 26-year-old James Atkins, the child’s uncle, and the child’s mother, 30-year-old Sarah Atkins, were the subjects who were found passed out.Officials said it was 3 p.m. when Conley, who was off-duty and heading home, spotted the car. It was on the side of the street near the 1000 block of Lyons Road.“Knocked on the windows several times. Nobody responded. Nobody woke up,” Conley said, “and the vehicle was locked.” last_img read more

Brew602 Officially Open

first_imgKrull hopes to create into a local beer and wine bar mixed with a restaurant to open by summer of 2018. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska railcar 602, has been transformed into a new coffee house in Soldotna. “Brew@602” has partnered with Steam Dot Coffee Roasters in Anchorage. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Brew@602-update.mp3VmJennifer-on-Brew@602-update.mp300:00RPd Photos courtesy of: Brew@602 on Instagram Railcar 602 is an out of service Alaska Railroad car that Soldotna resident Mary Krull purchased from a private seller in Homer, the grand opening will take place on December 28. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brew602/ Brew@602 will open daily from 7-5 (Sun 8-5) starting on Thursday, December 28th. Brew@602 sits at the top of the hill on Kleeb Loop Road, in Soldotna. Krull: “It’s a double decker. What we have done is added some fix tables, but we maintained the walk over seats that were common in commuter cars. Most of the seats move, and its a unique feature of this rail car.” The coffee car is just the first business to open on ‘Whistle Hill’. A second car, named Addie Camp, was built in 1913 and was shipped from South Dakota where it was taken out of service in 2008.last_img read more

Mali attack kills 8 UN peacekeepers

first_imgMap of Mali locating attack on UN peacekeepers. Photo: AFPGunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, multiple sources reported.The UN spokesman in Mali condemned what he described as a vile and cowardly attack and called for a “robust” response.”According to a new toll, still provisional, at least eight peacekeepers have been killed,” a source close to the MINUSMA force said.The attack happened early Sunday at the Aguelhok base 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of Kidal and towards the border with Algeria, the source added.A diplomat in northern Mali told AFP that several of the attackers had also been killed.Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the UN’s special representative for Mali, condemned the attack in a statement.”Peacekeepers of the MINUSMA force at Aguelhok fought off a sophisticated attack by assailants who arrived on several armed vehicles,” he said.The “cowardly” attack, he added, “illustrates the determination of the terrorists to sow chaos.”It demands a robust, immediate and concerted response from all forces to destroy the peril of terrorism in the Sahel.”An attack at the same base last April killed two peacekeepers and left several others wounded.More than 13,000 peacekeepers are deployed in Mali as part of a UN mission that was established after Islamist militias seized northern Mali in 2012. They were pushed backed by French troops in 2013.A peace agreement signed in 2015 by the Bamako government and armed groups was aimed at restoring stability to Mali following a brief Islamist takeover in the north.But the accord has failed to stop violence by Islamist militants, who have also staged attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger.Earlier this month, both France and the United States criticised the authorities in Mali for their failure to stem the worsening violence.On January 16, France threatened to push for more targeted sanctions to be imposed on Mali after hearing a UN official report on worsening violence in the West African country.And Washington renewed its warning that it would push for changes to the peacekeeping mission in Mali, possibly a major drawdown, if there was no progress.In August, a panel of experts said in a report to the UN Security Council that inter-communal conflicts in the region were exacerbating existing tensions from clashes between jihadists groups and international and Malian forces.On Sunday, France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly told French radio that the G5 Sahel anti-jihadist force in the region was in the process of resuming operations.They were suspended after an attack on their headquarters in mid 2018. The countries working in the G5 force comprise Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad.last_img read more

Panasonics Sialloy anode technology to offer 30 increase in battery capacity

first_img Citation: Panasonic’s Si-alloy anode technology to offer 30% increase in battery capacity (2010, March 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-panasonic-si-alloy-anode-technology-battery.html Increasing Electric Car Battery Performance 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. Namely, the batteries, which measure 18mm in diameter and 65 mm in length, will offer a 4.0Ah capacity – that’s almost 30% higher than the largest capacity (3.1Ah) of today’s batteries of the same size. Panasonic plans to use the batteries primarily in notebook PCs, in which the Si-alloy anode makes it possible to cut the volume of a standard notebook PC battery pack by about half. Panasonic also hinted at using the batteries in vehicles in the future, although the battery’s weight will have to be reduced. Si-alloy’s attraction lies in its high theoretical capacity, which is at least 10 times greater than the capacity of graphite. However, one of the greatest challenges in developing Si-alloy-anode batteries is increasing their short charge/discharge cycle lifetime. During charge and discharge, the batteries have a large volumetric change of about 400%, which decreases their lifetime. With improved fabrication techniques and other modifications, Panasonic claims to have reduced the deterioration caused by the volumetric change. The company says that its Si-alloy-anode batteries can still maintain at least 80% capacity after 500 charge/discharge cycles. As the tech news site Nikkei notes, Panasonic’s commercial launch should further accelerate the Si-alloy development competition. Si-alloy anodes could accelerate the rate of increase of battery capacity. Capacity has been increasing at about 11% annually until now, but this new development represents an annual increase of 18%. Credit: Panasonic. More information: via: Nikkei Electronics © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — One promising modification to next-generation rechargeable Li-ion batteries involves using Si-alloy anodes instead of graphite, which is currently the most common anode material. Many battery manufacturers are developing Si-alloy anodes, with Hitachi Maxell having previously announced plans to begin volume production by the end of fiscal 2009. Now, with its announcement of beginning volume production in 2012, Panasonic is the first company to reveal specifications of its Si-alloy anode product.last_img read more

Warped diffusive radio halo detected around the galaxy NGC 4565

first_img Citation: Warped diffusive radio halo detected around the galaxy NGC 4565 (2019, July 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-warped-diffusive-radio-halo-galaxy.html Using the LOw-Frequency ARray (LOFAR), astronomers have discovered a diffuse radio halo around the spiral galaxy NGC 4565. The finding, reported in a paper published July 16 on the arXiv pre-print server, could shed more light on the nature of NGC 4565, disclosing important insights about star-forming activity and the distribution of cosmic-ray electrons in this galaxy. Radio haloes are commonly observed around late-type spiral galaxies seen in an edge-on orientation. Studies show that the emission in radio halos is dominated by the non-thermal radio continuum component, indicative of cosmic ray electrons (CRe) and magnetic fields.Very little is known about the transport of cosmic rays in galaxies other than Milky Way. Low-frequency radio continuum observations have the potential to change this. They allow to investigate the oldest CRe far away from star formation sites in the halos of galaxies.So a team of astronomers led by Volker Heesen of University of Hamburg in Germany used LOFAR to conduct deep, low-frequency (144 MHz) observations of NGC 4565. Located about 38.8 million light years away, the target is a late-type spiral galaxy at an almost edge-on orientation. It is a quiescent galaxy with a low star-formation rate and an average mass surface density.”We have observed the nearby edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4565 with LOFAR at 144 MHz in the radio continuum to measure the distribution of CRe and magnetic fields,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.During the observations, the astronomers detected a warp in the radio continuum of NGC 4565 that is reminiscent of a neutral hydrogen line (HI) warp and identifying a slight flaring of the galaxy’s radio halo. The researchers assume that this flaring is caused by the warp as the vertical intensity profiles are asymmetric, which is in agreement with the warp. According to the study, a minimum age for the warp was estimated at approximately 130 million years. This is the spectral age of the galaxy’s CRe, during which they are transported into the warp.Taking into account the results, the astronomers concluded that the NGC 4565 may be in the aftermath of a period with more intense star formation. They added that the galaxy has a relatively old population of CRe that has slowly diffused away from the star-forming disc.”The weak outflow that may be seen at higher frequencies was therefore probably stronger in the past, which explains the diffusive low-frequency radio halo,” the scientists wrote.Emphasizing that NGC 4565 could be in transition from an outflow- to an inflow-dominated phase, the researchers noted that this could explain why it behaves differently to NGC 7462, the only other galaxy in which they have detected a diffuse radio halo. They added that their research proves the significance of LOFAR observations for improving the understanding of cosmic rays and galaxy evolution. Hubble sees the needle galaxy, edge-on and up close Explore further © 2019 Science X Network NGC 4565: non-thermal radio spectral index between 144 (LOFAR) and 1570 MHz (JVLA) at 20 arcsec FWHM resolution. The major axis has been rotated so that it is horizontal. The size of the synthesised beam is shown in the bottom left corner. Image credit: Heesen et al., 2019. More information: Warped diffusive radio halo around the quiescent spiral edge-on galaxy NGC 4565, arXiv:1907.07076 arxiv.org/abs/1907.07076 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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first_imgDuring the two-day meeting, India is expected to raise its concerns about incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory across the Line of Actual Control that serves as an informal border. Officials will also discuss ways to ensure better communication between the two sides should any incident take place near the border.In April, the two countries were caught in a three-week stand-off when Chinese soldiers moved deep inside Indian boundary. Indian officials have reported several minor incursions since then, including three in the past week, when Chinese troops entered the Indian side in the Leh region of northern India adjacent to southwestern China.India and China have separately held 16 rounds of talks since 2003 to resolve their border dispute, without making much progress.China claims around 90,000 square kilometers (35,000 square miles) of land in India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, while India says China is occupying 38,000 square kilometers (15,000 square miles) of territory on the Aksai Chin plateau in the western Himalayas.The two nations face tensions in other areas as well. China is a longtime ally and weapons supplier to Pakistan, India’s bitter rival. The presence in India of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the self-declared Tibetan government-in-exile irks Beijing. China is also suspicious of New Delhi’s growing ties with the United States. Parents, stop beating yourself up Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes NEW DELHI (AP) – Officials from India and China were meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss ways to restore peace and tranquility on their shared Himalayan border, a source of longstanding tension between the Asian giants.Top military and foreign ministry officials from the two sides were examining the workings of a group set up last year to deal with incidents on the border and defuse them before they escalate into major standoffs, said an Indian official speaking on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media. Despite the tensions, trade between India and China has soared, with China becoming India’s biggest trading partner. Two-way trade jumped from $5 billion in 2002 to nearly $75 billion in 2011, but declined slightly last year because of global economic conditions.India is concerned, however, that trade remains heavily skewed in China’s favor.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 must play golf courses in Arizonalast_img read more

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gauge their mood Once the interaction begins they decide the flow and most of the questions in your scribbling pad are covered without your asking them However during a good 20-minute conversation with dozens of millennial voters in which they spoke of pertinent election issues and influential leaders there was one point they had to be reminded to touch upon: Rahul Gandhi Almost all of them then responded with a wry smile and said "The less said about him the better" Indicative of the mood in the rest of the country in his own Lok Sabha Constituency of Amethi Rahul Gandhi is not even considered important enough to be criticised or mentioned It is by and large applicable to the Congress too where the electorate hardly mentions the grand old party as a factor in Uttar Pradesh And rightly so A pocket borough of the Gandhis Amethi is a dustbowl (to put it leniently) where millennial voters are still facing the problems they have grown up with Poonam Vishwakarma a BA first year student in 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lags behind in the juxtaposition with the rest of India The report highlighted 12 socio-economic indicators on which Amethi fared worse than the state which included important aspects like access to tap water electricity toilet LPG literacy and so on Add to that the crisis of unemployment faced by the youth and Amethi becomes a perfect recipe for students to think of migration Hardly anyone expressed the desire to stay put saying they do not think the place would improve anytime soon “If it had to happen it would have happened by now” said Ranjit who is currently teaching primary school students to make a living while preparing to apply for the job of Uttar Pradeshpolice “If I do not get it I will migrate to Delhi where my father works in a private company” Ranjit will migrate to Delhi is his application to the UP Police does not work out Photo courtesy Parth MN Ranjit further complained the vacancies in the police force of UP go mostly to the constituencies where SP is strong “They consider Class 12marks for the job” he said “In Mainpuri Etawah Pratapgarh etc students end up fudging their marksheets and get through which is why Amethi lags behind” Whether the allegations are true or not it conveys the hapless youngster’s plight in attempting to make a decent living The incompetence of Rahul Gandhi as an MP and the inability of the previous state governments to develop Amethi has been cashed in by Narendra Modi who continues to wield his popularity over the electorate The critics and experts have dissected all the angles of demonetisation to prove it was an ill-thought poorly executed scheme that only disturbed the lives of millions while achieving little but it hardly matters to the electorate going to polls The fact is an economic disaster has proved to be a political masterstroke In Poonam’s remote village of Ultagadha where lush green farmlands and fragile huts occupy the periphery of potholed roads she said every Sunday her family of five gathers to listen to 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electroencephalogram (EEG) readings from more than 40 children aged six years to 17 years diagnosed with autism and compared their patterns to those of unaffected children of similar age and other characteristics All children were given either a flash cue a beep cue or a combination of both and asked to press a button when these stimuli occurred A cap with 70 sensors picked up the childrens brain responses every two milliseconds during these tasks including those that recorded how the brain first processed the sensory information MORE: Behavior Therapy Normalizes Brains of Autistic Children The children with autism showed a distinctly different brain wave signature from those without the condition Specifically the signals in those with autism showed differences in the speed in which the sights or sounds were processed and in how the sensory neurons recruited neighbors in more far-flung areas of the brain to register and make sense of the information And the more abnormal this 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different regions of the brain work in a more coordinated way when confronted with visual and auditory cues If that reduces autism symptoms then EEG profiling could become one of a number of new ways that doctors can start identifying those at highest risk however young — of developing autism Contact us at editors@timecomThe Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing) has strongly faulted a recent comment credited to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal where he claimed that Christians were behind the death rumours on President Muhammadu Buhari The group said the SGF had told lies against the body of Christ The organisation wondered what the SGF wanted to achieve by accusing Christians of being responsible for the rumours concerning the ailing health of the President YOWICAN in a statement issued by its President Daniel Kadzai slammed Lawal for trying to ridicule the Christian community YOWICAN said “We wish to state categorically that the SGF has no 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