Dutch regulator: Schemes must increase control of data security

first_imgDutch pension funds aren’t sufficiently in control of data security and outsourcing risks, according to regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).In its newsletter it said that they must evaluate security more often, stop information leaks more quickly and be more alert regarding outsourcing risks, in particular the use of cloud storage.DNB checked an unspecified number of pension funds for 54 criteria.The supervisor noted that, compared to 2010, pension funds had improved on safety in programming software, increased the risk-awareness of their staff and improved co-operation on cybersecurity expertise. However, it emphasised that pension funds must increase their investments in the quality of IT risk management, the monitoring of outsourced tasks, the testing of adjustments and “patch management”.IT risk management needed more frequent evaluation and maintenance, DNB said, to prevent falling behind on “continuously changing cyber-risks”.DNB found that no more than 60% of software security patches were installed within two days of being issued, and that full cover was only reached in 60 days, which it deemed “too long”.The regulator announced an additional survey into data security, which would include an assessment of how quickly a pension fund was able to return to business as usual following a hack.Drawing on another survey, the watchdog noted that pension funds and insurers increasingly outsourced data storage to cloud-based providers without a sufficient view on data security, continuity or the quality of the outsourcing partner.It found that pension funds often weren’t aware that their data were stored in the cloud, which must be reported to DNB.The supervisor said its survey had been an eye-opener to the sector, quoting a participating institution as saying that it had changed from “subconsciously incapable to consciously incapable”.last_img read more

Thais warned against taking ‘Inappropriate selfies’

first_imgThai girls who may be pondering to join the new trend of “underboob selfies”, should have the second thought as the Culture Ministry warned that they could end up violating the Computer Crime Act.According to reuters, the warning came from Yupha Thaweewattanakijborworn, director of the Culture Watch Office of the Culture Ministry. Yupha also urged the Thai media not to play up the trend if the media has not seen underboob selfies by Thai women yet. She explained that such reports might backfire rather than doing good to the society.she warned women on Monday, posting ‘selfie’ photos of the lower half of their breasts – a social media trend that has gone viral – saying their actions could violate the country’s computer crime laws.She said if Thai women post underboob selfie photos, they may be deemed breaking the Computer Crime Act by putting pornographic pictures into computer system.She added that the Culture Ministry does not support Thai women to be scantily clad in public places, and it would become a serious problem for the society if many Thai girls follow the example.Thairath Online also interviewed Roongtawan Chaiha, an Internet idol who rose to her fame by posting her own sexy photos on her Munkaw Chaos Girl Facebook fan page, said she has no plan to catch the underboob seflies trend. So far, her page has received over 470,000 likes mostly from men.Munkaw, who has proudly announced that her breast is her selling point, said the Thai society would not accept such the underboob trend. Posting photos partially revealing the breast from the high angle of view is already causing serious trouble for her, she added.last_img read more

Lady Twisters Netters Successful Showing At Shelbyville

first_imgCongratulations on a great showing at Shelbyville — always a tough test and a long day of tennis. We won two flights and placed a close second to Mooresville, a highly rated team in their District and have one of the Top 15 players in the state.Individual results: #1 singles: Angela Wanstrath (2-1), lost Seymour, beat Shelbyville and Triton Central#2 singles: Margaret Glaser (2-1), lost Mooresville, beat Franklin County and Triton Central#3 singles: Kathryn Wilder (3-0), beat Mooresville, Seymour and Batesville (flight winner)#1 dubs: Sarah Preston/Hanna Hurm (3-0) , beat Shelbyville, Seymour and Mooresville (flight winner)#2 dubs: Sarah Price/Carsen Thompson (2-1), beat Greensburg and Triton Central, lost to MooresvilleTeam standings: 1. Mooresville – 38 (won 1s, 2s); 2. OA – 31 (won 3s, 1d); 3. Batesville – 25 (won 2d); 4. Seymour – 18; 5. Greensburg – 9; 6. Franklin County – 8; 7. TC -5; 8. Shelbyville – 1.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.last_img read more

Taylor apologises to Mooney

first_img A story from Zimbabwe Herald journalist Robson Sharuko, which ran on Monday under the headline ‘Alcoholic dumps Zim out of WC’, questioned Mooney’s honesty after he claimed a catch near the rope to dismiss Sean Williams for 96. Ireland went on to win the game in Hobart by five runs to keep their quarter-final hopes alive. Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor has offered his apologies to John Mooney after the Ireland all-rounder was the subject of an “unacceptable article” following his match-changing catch to help send the African nation out of the World Cup. Press Associationcenter_img Cricket Ireland (CI) is considering legal action over the article and has reported the Sharuko’s remarks to the International Cricket Council. CI chief executive officer Warren Deutrom has also condemned the Zimbabwe Herald’s “breath-taking crassness and a gross error of editorial judgement”. The article was still on the newspaper’s website on Wednesday and Taylor, who stood in as Zimbabwe’s captain against Ireland, has felt obliged to apologise. “On behalf of the Zimbabwe cricket team. We just want to express our apologies to @Irelandcricket and John Mooney for the unacceptable article,” he wrote on Twitter. Sharuko’s article has drawn strong condemnation, especially on social media, after he linked the catch to Mooney’s battle with depression and alcoholism. Mooney had previously made the honest revelations on a radio station in a bid to raise mental health issues. “In relation to the story that has appeared in the Zimbabwe Herald, it would be easy to dismiss it as a childish diatribe if it wasn’t for the vicious personal attack on John which cannot pass without comment, and possible action,” Deutrom said in the CI statement. “John represents his country with honour, distinction and integrity. That he does in the face of personal challenges about which he has spoken openly and movingly demonstrates incredible hard work and great courage. “We understand, as does John, that public figures may occasionally be subject to negative comment, but in mocking John in such a contemptuous fashion, and using his personal difficulties as a mere punchline, the Zimbabwe Herald has demonstrated breath-taking crassness and a gross error of editorial judgement. “We have made contact with ICC to understand what remedies might be available to us.” last_img read more

Pope hits ton for England as trio overcome illness to train

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – The illness that swept through the England camp has eased with bowlers Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and Jack Leach returning to training as Ollie Pope struck a century in the three-day warm-up fixture against South Africa A in Benoni yesterday.The home side closed the second day on 154 for two in reply to England’s first-innings total of 456 for seven declared, where Pope top-scored with 132 to go with Joe Denly’s 103 on the opening day.Pope’s ton will not go into the record books though, as the match was stripped of first-class status and reduced from four to three days at the request of England when illness put a sizeable dent in their bowling attack. He was still pleased with his effort, a first century in an England shirt as he looks to secure a place in the team for the first Test of the four-match series against South Africa that will start in Centurion near Pretoria on Boxing Day. “It felt good, I have got close a few times, but it is a good feeling to get it out the way,” Pope told reporters. “If it was the first Test it would be even nicer, but it is all about the getting ready for that game.” Pope, who can also keep wicket and has four Test caps, added he was happy to take up the number six position in the batting line-up if that is what is required of him.“As long as I am getting a game, I’m happy. It was nice to get that first score under my belt in New Zealand (75) and I’m hoping to kick-on from there.”Archer, Broad and Leach all had a net session for the first time yesterday after being laid low with flu, but are unlikely to feature on the final day of the match against South Africa A.The status of the fixture means they could either bat or bowl if it is deemed necessary, with none having so far featured at all in the middle on the tour ahead of the first Test.last_img read more

Swim preps for Utah

first_imgThe Women of Troy have had a strong start to the 2018 season and look to continue their hot streak. (Daily Trojan file photo)The No. 11 USC women’s swim and dive team travels to Salt Lake City on Friday to take on Utah in its first Pac-12 meet of the season. The Women of Troy look to take down the 0-2 Utes a week after a second-place finish at last weekend’s SMU Classic and first-place wins for individuals at the Trojan Invitational. At the Trojan Invite earlier this month, the hosting Trojans showed out thanks to wins from seniors Alex Valente and Riley Scott and All-American junior Louise Hansson.USC swept the women’s 100-yard breaststroke, with fast times from defending Pac-12 champion Scott (1:00.55), redshirt junior Kirsten Vose (1:01.12) and sophomore Maggie Aroesty third (1:01.39).The Trojans continued their dominance in the breaststroke standings, with four top-performers in the 200-yard breaststroke in Scott (2:08.13), Aroesty (2:12.89), Odgers (2:14.04) and junior Piper Brockley (2:15.36). Hansson returns to Troy this season after winning the 100-yard fly in last season’s NCAA Championships and finishing third in the 200.Hansson followed up wins at the Trojan Invite in the 100-yard fly and 100-yard free with even better performances at the SMU Classic, a tournament USC won in 2017.This year, the Women of Troy finished with 312 points. The team was only bested by Louisville, which captured the title with 358. Virginia came in third (299) with Iowa in fourth (236.5), Miami in fifth (227.5) and SMU sixth in (226).Scott, who won the 100-yard breaststroke on Friday, doubled up with a win in the 200-yard IM on Saturday with a time of 1:59.52, a full second ahead of the competition.Hansson added to her 100-yard backstroke victory by posting a win in the 200-yard back (1:53.10.)Saturday’s affair started with the 200-yard medley relay as USC took second with Hansson, Scott, junior Catherine Sanchez and sophomore Marta Ciesla in 1:38.51.Ciesla, who took the 50-yard free on Friday, finished second in the 100-yard free in a season-best NCAA B time of 48.95 while senior Kirsten Vose finished second in the B final in 50.22.On the other side of the laplines, Utah comes into Friday’s meet after two-straight Pac-12 losses to top-ranked Stanford and Cal last weekend. Despite Utah’s 191-101 loss at Stanford, the Utes won a couple of individual and team events over the Cardinal.Utah’s senior captain Darby Wayner captured the 200-yard IM in 2:05.51 and sophomore Emma Ruchala won the one-meter dive with a score of 248.1, while Utah’s combination of freshman Aryanna Fernandes, senior Gillian St. John, freshman Audrey Reimer and junior Sarah Lott pulled off another win in the 200-yard free relay with a time of 1:35.72.At Cal, the Utes fell in similar fashion to the Golden Bears, this time by a count of 111.5-184.5. While Cal won a majority of the races, junior Genny Robertson’s 2:15:39 in the 200-yard breast and junior Jordan Anderson’s 4:21:85 in the 400-yard IM were good enough to seal victories for Utah. As Utah’s lone swimmer in the NCAA tournament and school record holder in the 400-yard IM, Anderson is expected to anchor a Utah squad which went 5-4 last year and finished seventh in the Pac-12 tournament. Not to mention, the Utes finished second in nine races, including 200-yard breaststroke where the top three finishers — Roberston, Wayner and junior Mariah Gassaway — wore the red and black. Top-three performances from first-year swimmers Reimer, freshman Emma Lawless and Fernandes signal promise for a Utah team that sports a blend of old and new talent. This won’t be the last time the Women of Troy and Utes will compete this season. Utah will travel  to Los Angeles for the multi-team Trojan Diving Invitational on Nov. 10 and 11.last_img read more

Michael Jordan: Golden State Warrior? It happened — kind of

first_imgRod Higgins, Tim Hardaway and Chris Mullin, who all were a part of the Warriors teams in the early 1990s, said on NBC Sports’ Sports “Uncovered” podcast that prior to Jordan’s practices with the Bulls and subsequent two-word “I’m back” announcement in 1995, His Airness spent time practicing with Golden State over a two-day period — and whooped some butt in the process.I think it was 1994, Michael came out to California to visit, which he would often do. He would come out to California a lot, and he would come to visit, whether it was in the Bay Area, he would come out to the West Coast quite often. And so this particular time after he had been retired now for a while I guess, it was football season. The 49ers were in season, Richard Dent, if I can recall this correctly, I think was a 49er at the time who happens to also be a close friend of Michael’s. So Michael comes out to the Bay Area and visits for a few days and just enjoy Northern California.So one morning, while Michael was visiting, he calls and asks me, it was early in the morning — I was on my way, ’cause I was an assistant coach for Don Nelson I was on my way to practice — he called and said, ‘Do you think it’s OK if I practice with you guys?’ And then I said, ‘I don’t think so, but let me call Nelly — that’s what we called Don Nelson — let me call Nelly and I’ll get back to you.I call Nelly and I asked Nelly if you know, if it’s OK, if there’s gonna be any issues. Michael wants to know if he can practice with us. Nelly’s response was “Hell, yeah.”He came in and we dressed him out, Eric Housen dressed him out in Warrior gear. He might have given him 23, I don’t think anyone was wearing 23 at the time, but gave him his wrist band to put on his elbow and things of that nature.MORE: Seven “The Last Dance” topics we wanted more ofHiggins said the team warmed up and decided to scrimmage with Jordan on the court. Hardaway said that Jordan took the Warriors to a new level during the team’s practices over the two-day period.”He came in and he ramped up the practice, and we had closed off practice in the Coliseum. We knew he was coming back then,” Hardaway said. “He just took over our practice, just took over our practice.”He got the five guys that wasn’t playing that much and he said, ‘I take us seven to play you all seven in a scrimmage.’ It was like he never left.”As it is with the Jordan mentality, No. 23 found motivation to dominate in the most unlikely areas. During one scrimmage, Jordan was adamant that he wanted to play against Hardaway and rising NBA star Latrell Sprewell, and alongside Dream Team cohort Chris Mullin. According to Higgins, Jordan’s main goal was to “kick Spre and Tim’s behind and talk trash to them.” Per Jordan trainer Tim Grover, the desire to “kick Latrell Sprewell’s ass” was a motivating factor for Jordan, but he wanted more to prove to himself that he could still play against younger stars. And if the accounts and descriptions of the practices are accurate — as they all seem to be — then they were definitely a factor in Jordan wanting to return to the NBA.”He was a Warrior for 48 hours,” Higgins said. Long before Kevin Durant announced his next move, before Stephen Curry was drafted and before the team blew a 3-1 lead, Michael Jordan was a member of the Golden State Warriors.Kind of. “What I remember is him walking on the court, after not playing, probably playing 36 holes of golf the day before, walking on the court and dominating,” Mullin added. ” … I always knew he was coming back.”Later, after the clandestine practices with the Warriors, Jordan began to take the court again with the Bulls, and the rest, as they say, is history. Jordan and the Bulls would go on to win three more championships following his return to the court.A lineup featuring Jordan, Sprewell, Hardaway, Mullin and would have been pretty, pretty fun, though.last_img read more

Mumbai City coach accuses match referee of making racist monkey gestures at Kevyn Serge…

first_imgAdvertisement b1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2iun7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5sa03( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 31uWould you ever consider trying this?😱aynCan your students do this? 🌚9isRoller skating! Powered by Firework After Mumbai City’s win against Bangalore in the Indian Super League, Mumbai City coach Jorge Costa accused the match referee Turki Alkhudhayr of passing mean racist comments and gestures towards Mumbai City’s mid-fielder, Kevyn Serge Aboue. The match between Mumbai City and Bangalore was held on Sunday, while Mumbai City emerged victorious 3-2, the coach, Jorge had other things on his mind that was keeping him from celebrating with the team. Reportedly, during the match the Saudi Arabian referee made some racial comments that was directed towards the team’s Gabonese player Kevyn. Apart from that, the referee also belittled the player by calling him ‘Monkey’.Advertisement The racial dig did not sit well with Jorge, who immediately brought the matter up at the press-conference that was held after the match. At the press conference he spoke about the incidence and the importance of respecting players and their culture irrespective of their race and religion.Advertisement “ISL, they need foreigners. With all respect foreigners like me, like Carles (Cuadrat), like all foreign players, like all foreign coaches, they need people that (will) respect the league, the culture and they are here to work and to try that this league can everyday be better,” he said.Jorge condemned the referee’s behaviour without commenting on his capabilities as a referee. He further added that ISL should take this matter seriously, and make sure that these things never happen again.Advertisement “I am speaking about the referee, not his quality because everyone knows his quality. I am speaking about the respect he didn’t have today for my player Serge Kevyn. During the game, the referee made some gestures against Kevyn, calling him a monkey. These are certain things in which I cannot close my eyes,” Costa said.Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) CEO Martin Bain has taken note of the matter and has requested the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to investigate on the matter further.“ISL will ask the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to investigate the matter fully and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time, however, the Indian Super League (ISL) takes these matters seriously,”Bain said.See which footballer Brian Lara compared Virat Kohli to!2019/20 BDFA Super Division: South United FC run riot in 4-0 win against ADE FC   Advertisementlast_img read more

Sam Houston State Wins 2018 Southland Men’s Golf Championship

first_imgCHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL | FINAL LEADERBOARD | PHOTO GALLERYMcKINNEY, Texas – For the third time in five years, Sam Houston State is the Southland Conference Men’s Golf Champion. The Bearkats relied on their play on the par threes and par fours to earn their first Southland title since 2015. They averaged 3.25 on the par threes and 4.33 on the fours. They sunk the most pars for the field, carding 160 for the tournament, and the second-most birdies at 37 for the tournament. They also tacked on two eagles. The Bearkats claimed the 2018 title at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (Dye Course) in McKinney, Texas, on Wednesday in a close late battle with McNeese. The Cowboys came within two strokes of catching Sam Houston on the last day backed by Sutton Farmer’s three-over day, but they fell just short of winning its third consecutive championship. Sam Houston’s Jake McCrory scored one-under for the par threes on the tournament to lead the individual field. Rivas averaged 4.03 on the par fours, and Elliot finished the par fives at seven-under. It was a windy and rainy day for the final round of the tournament. After shooting an even-par in the second round, Sam Houston carded 22-over in the championship round. It was enough to hold back a Cowboys’ squad who ended just five strokes back.center_img Central Arkansas’ Lewis George had the most consistent tournament, and it paid off with the junior from Cheshire, England, winning the individual medalist and an automatic qualification to the NCAA Championship. He scored an even par this week, beating out McNeese’s Blake Elliot by one stroke. Sam Houston will find out its 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship destination during the selection show next Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m. CT on the Golf Channel. Levi Valdez and Austen Christiansen were the top scorers for Sam Houston. Valdez placed third with McNeese’s Ian Berrigan at six-over. Christiansen tied for fifth with Stephen F. Austin’s Angelo Valdez and Central Arkansas’ Rodrigo Rivas at seven-over par. Rivas was the only one to card below-par today.last_img read more

President Submits Bill to Manage, Control Public Resources

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has submitted a draft bill entitled “Amendment and Restatement of the Public Financial Management Act of 2009” in order for ministers, heads of agencies and autonomous agencies, including the Central Bank of Liberia, to manage and control public resources.In her letter, read in Thursday’s session, she said the Public Financial Management Act of 2009 contains gaps and oversights that could be detrimental to the full and robust implementation and intent of the creation of the 2009 Act.The President maintained that the need to amend and restate the previous act forms the basis for the current act, Amendment and Restatement of the Public Financial Management  Act of 2009.The President said the purpose of the act is to include more detailed and specific contents that are germane to creating more ‘specificity, checks, and balances, accountabilities, responsibilities, authorities, and productivities among government ministers, agencies, enterprises, and stakeholders as it relates to public funds, spending, allocations, resources, and control.’The president argued that the passage of the act will govern how ministries, ministers, heads of agencies and autonomous agencies, and the Central Bank of Liberia will manage and control public resources and all matters relating to the management of public finances.She noted further that the act lays out fundamental procedures for the preparation, adaptation, and execution of final accounts of the national budget and related matters, including internal control, accounting and auditing of public finances and assets, as well as the arrangements for public debt.The President said with the passage of the act into law by the Legislature, the government’s goal of the proper management of public finances will be attained.The draft law was forwarded to the Committees on Judiciary and Ways, Means, Finance, and Development Planning to report within two weeks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) President Sirleaf – Advertisement –last_img read more