Log in to Reply Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Supply Chain It’s Tuesday morning and you arrive at the office before 8am to get an early jump on the day, only to find your inbox filled with customer inquiries about the latest OpenSSL security vulnerability announcement. They are asking (rather, demanding) to know if their recent product purchase relies on the version of OpenSSL in question. Ideally, you would be able to quickly pull up the open source bill of materials for each model number to verify whether OpenSSL is on the list. Note — the open source “bill of materials” is the list of all open source components used in the construction of a product, which is analogous to the ingredients list found on food packaging. However, in many organizations, this information is not easily accessible.This “Tuesday morning” scenario is playing out with growing frequency. Many people are familiar with the Equifax (Apache Struts) breach in 2017, but serious vulnerabilities have also been reported in 2019 with PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Docker, Python, RubyGems, libcurl, libssh2, and WordPress, just to name a few. To be clear, open source software is not more problematic than proprietary software with respect to security vulnerabilities. Open source is typically developed and heavily vetted by a community that scrutinizes the code. Identified vulnerabilities are often quickly squashed by the same army of contributing developers – enabling fixes to be made available shortly after a problem is identified. Often, the issue may center more around companies not applying the fixes as soon as they are available. That was the case with Equifax.Another reason for the growing number of reported open source incidents is the increased dependency and use of open source components in the construction of modern day software solutions. Today, in order to be agile, it is the norm rather than the exception for software developers to leverage open source to the point where it represents the lion’s share of software from which a device is constructed. The Linux operating system, for instance, often serves as the nervous system for industrial devices. Hence, ignoring open source puts a company at a competitive disadvantage.Unfortunately, for many companies, there is little transparency in terms of a product’s open source bill of materials. A formal program and disciplined effort is required to collect this information during the product development lifecycle. Hunting down this information post- product release can be an order of magnitude more costly in both time and money. Steps to take post-release typically include: (i) tracking down all the source code used to construct the product; (ii) gathering open source tribal knowledge dispersed among your suppliers and internal software development team (who may have moved on to other initiatives); and (iii) using source code analysis tools.Open source component transparency is particularly important for software suppliers because of the multiplier effect they have in potentially propagating security vulnerabilities. In an attempt to get ahead of the problem, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in late 2018, added the requirement that premarket device submissions will need to include a software bill of materials.This raises the question: How can I obtain assurance that my suppliers and development team have the discipline required to create a software bill of materials of sufficient quality?The Linux Foundation’s OpenChain certification provides an answer. The OpenChain specification defines a standard for assessing a company’s open source compliance program completeness. One of the core requirements is the creation (and maintenance) of an open source bill of materials. This requirement, which is necessary to manage open source in general, is also critical to security vulnerability management. As they say in the business, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” You can’t respond to vulnerabilities and threats if you don’t know they are present. To best position your company to respond to such inquiries, you need to start with the bill of materials of your suppliers and internal development team.The OpenChain Specification is an open source project that has incorporated feedback from hundreds of contributors. Any organization can download it for free and visit the OpenChain conformance website to begin self-certification or engage a third-party certification authority. Although it may represent an additional requirement for suppliers, the cost to obtain OpenChain conformance pales in comparison to the time and cost savings obtained by using open source or the cost to remediate the situation post release. Most importantly, it mitigates the risk for the entire supply chain with regard to open source compliance and cyber security considerations.OpenChain certification is a definitive way to be assured that you have access to the necessary information, and could help change your Tuesday morning fire drills into just another item to check off your list.Mark Gisi , Director of Open Source Programs at Wind River Systems, is manager of the open source program office responsible for open source adoption; risk mitigation; community engagement and innovation acceleration. Mark is also a lead contributor to the Hyperledger Software Parts (SParts) lab project and chair of the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Specification. Mark holds a MS degree in Computer Science and a BS degree in Mathematics. Mark has presented at over a dozen Linux Foundation events including the Open Source Leadership Summit, Open Source Summit North America and Europe, and Open Source Compliance Summit in Japan. Continue Reading Previous Portwell launches compact and robust IoT gateway PCNext IBASE: 3x4K fanless digital signage player powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC 1 thought on “How OpenChain certification aids open-source transparency for identifying security vulnerabilities” Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. “Thanks for the helpful article.n” SeveriHookana says: September 3, 2019 at 7:04 am
Asian News International Washington D.C.June 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 15:03 IST Ashton Kutcher starrrer The Ranch to end on Netflix after Season 4.American sitcom The Ranch, starring Ashton Kutcher which airs on Netflix, is coming to an end.The 41-year-old actor and executive producer of the series shared the news on his Twitter handle that Jim Patterson and Don Reo-created dramedy about a dysfunctional family in Colorado will conclude in 2020.”@theranchnetflix is coming to an end, but not just yet. We’re excited to bring you the final 20 episodes — 10 streaming later this year (2019) on @netflix, and then 10 more in 2020. Stay tuned,” he tweeted.He also shared a photo featuring himself with co-stars Dax Shepard, Sam Elliott, and Elisha Cuthbert along with the tweet.@theranchnetflix is coming to an end, but not just yet. We’re excited to bring you the final 20 episodes 10 streaming later this year (2019) on @netflix, and then 10 more in 2020. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/dX9vzjHm4T ashton kutcher (@aplusk) June 4, 2019In March 2018, Netflix announced that actor Dax Shepard was joining the show a few months after Danny Masterson’s departure following multiple allegations of sexual assault levelled against the actor, reported People.”After discussing with the producers, we’ve decided to write Danny Masterson off of The Ranch. Yesterday was his last day of work, and we’ll make new episodes in 2018 without him,” the streaming service said in a statement at that time.Kutcher’s announcement of the final season comes days after his testimony in the alleged Hollywood ripper serial killer trial.Last week, the 41-year-old actor took the stand in the hearing of suspected serial killer Michael Gargiulo, who faces two counts of murder in connection with the deaths of two women including Kutcher’s friend Ashley Ellerin, who was killed in 2001.advertisementKutcher is one of the witnesses who have or are scheduled to testify in the murder trial of Gargiulo, who prosecutors have described as a “serial psychosexual thrill killer” who stalked and then stabbed the victims — all young women who lived near him.He testified for about 40 minutes, sporting a blue suit with a light blue shirt and a tie. His friend Ellerin’s father was present for Kutcher’s testimony.Kutcher had planned to go to dinner and drinks with Ellerin on the evening of February 21, 2001.The actor had met her in December 2000, when they were both dating other people. By February, they discovered that the two were newly single, so they scheduled a first date, Kutcher testified in court on Wednesday.However, the date never took place. While Ellerin was getting ready, prosecutors said Gargiulo snuck into the house and stabbed her 47 times.Kutcher stated that on the night Ellerin was killed, he arrived at her place between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m. He knocked on the door, and no one responded. Lights were on and so he tried the door but it was locked.”I assumed she had left for the night and I was late and she was upset. I just assumed she had gone out with her friend and bailed,” he said.The actor was never a suspect in the woman’s death.It takes a family to raise a ranch. Or something like that. More episodes of The Ranch are coming December 7, only on @Netflix. pic.twitter.com/LS3LzCxqPK The Ranch (@theranchnetflix) November 27, 2018Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byshweta keshri Tags :Follow Ashton KutcherFollow The Ranch Next Ashton Kutcher starrer The Ranch to end in 2020Netflix sitcom The Ranch will end with Season 4, Ashton Kutcher confirmed the news on Twitter.advertisement
zoom Nordic American Tankers (NAT) announced yesterday that the planed purchase of PSV vessels for the newly established offshore supply vessel company, Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) under the management of NAT, has been expanded to seven PSV vessels, including an option for delivery of the 7th vessel during the spring of 2015. The price for the delivered 6 vessels is about NOK 270 million each – about USD 45 million per unit. The price for the 7th vessel, if the option is exercised, is the same as for the delivered six vessels. An objective is further expansion for NAO that will be the owner of the vessels.NAT, November 3, 2013; Image: Ulstein
zoom DHT Holdings, an independent crude oil tanker company, has advanced the delivery dates of two very large crude carriers (VLCCs).On March 11, 2014, DHT Holdings entered into an amendment to its shipbuilding contracts for Hull Nos. 2781 and 2783 with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in South Korea (HHI) related to the construction of two VLCCs.The scheduled delivery of these two VLCCs has been advanced by approximately ten months, and the construction facility for the two vessels has been moved from HHI’s Gunsan facility to HHI’s Ulsan facility.DHT has agreed to compensate HHI for the amendments by increasing the contract price by $1.5 million for each of the two vessels.Following the Amendment, the VLCC newbuilding schedule with HHI is set forth in the following table: March 14, 2014
The Nova Scotia Nursing Strategy has been successful in improving the recruitment, retention and work life of nurses across Nova Scotia. The Nursing Strategy is working, Health Minister Chris d’Entremont said today, May 8. Since the strategy was introduced in 2001 there are more nurses working in Nova Scotia. The Nursing Strategy has focused on four key areas to support registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and students. The four areas include: support for practising nurses through orientation, continuing education and the nursing grants program; support for student nurses through co-operative education and bursaries; enhanced recruitment strategies through job fairs, relocation allowances and the nursing re-entry program; workforce development through the practice environment collaboration program, aimed at improving work life issues for nurses. These key areas have been supported by the provincial nursing network. “Especially during this week, National Nursing Week (May 8-15), we realize the valuable contribution nurses make to our health-care system,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “Through the Nursing Strategy, we have succeeded in supporting, recruiting and retaining nurses across the province.” Since the strategy’s launch: To date, the Department of Health has invested more than $60 million in the Nursing Strategy and education related activities. “We have a strategy built for nurses, by nurses and we will continue to get their input as we move forward,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “Through the Nursing Strategy, we are helping to make Nova Scotia a place where nurses want to work.” The Nursing Strategy was developed by the provincial nursing network, a group made up of nurses, educators, and representatives of regulatory bodies, and union and nursing leaders that — with the province’s nursing policy advisor — to set a direction for nursing recruitment and retention. “The nursing strategy is definitely making a difference,” said Linda Hamilton, executive director of the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. “It has provided us with a focused and concerted approach to address key practice and professional issues in nursing.” there are 254 more registered nurses working in Nova Scotia 822 more nurses are employed in permanent versus casual positions Nova Scotia is retaining more than 80 per cent of its new graduates, about 90 per cent of whom have found full-time employment more than 270 student bursaries, each valued at $4,000, have been provided to fourth year nursing graduates more than 613 co-operative education seats have been made available, 100 of which were added to focus on focus on long-term care and rural areas there are 330 more nursing seats at St. Francis Xavier University, Cape Breton University and Dalhousie University, including the Yarmouth campus nursing grants have been provided for nurses to further their education about 490 relocation allowances were provided for nurses to come to Nova Scotia 242 financial awards have been provided through the nursing re-entry program to help nurses re-enter the profession a report recommending the development of the rural and remote nursing workforce has been completed. Recommendations will be dealt with this year.
In a morning report, analysts at Desjardins Energy Research agreed the election results were a “positive development” for the oil and gas sector.They add, however, that the province’s difficulty in moving oil to market due to a lack of pipeline capacity, blamed for steep discounts in western Canadian crude prices last fall, will remain a major thorn in the side of the new government.The TSX capped energy index, which tracks oil and gas company stock prices, was up almost one per cent in early trading Wednesday morning, led by gains by many Canadian oil and gas producers including Suncor Energy Inc. and Imperial Oil Ltd. and a strengthening U.S. benchmark oil price.CAPP points out that the UCP has also pledged to spend up to $30 million to combat misleading news reports about the industry, and to create a “war room” to examine foreign-funded anti-oil campaigns.“CAPP is encouraged by premier-elect Jason Kenney’s commitment to the oil and natural gas industry and looks forward to working constructively with the UCP to ensure the province meets its energy goals,” it said. CALGARY _ The Alberta oilpatch is applauding the provincial election win by Jason Kenney and his United Conservatives.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers offered congratulations and welcomed the UCP’s commitment to making regulatory, economic and fiscal policy reforms.It says it endorsed UCP election promises to cut the corporate tax rate to eight per cent from 12 per cent, develop a natural gas strategy, reduce red tape and complete a review of the Alberta Energy Regulator within the first 180 days.
A BRITISH MP, who pleaded guilty to charges of common assault after headbutting a Conservative MP in a House of Commons bar last year, has reportedly been arrested again following a late night altercation in a parliamentary bar.Eric Joyce, an independent MP for Falkirk, was held after an incident at the Sports and Social Club bar last night, the Guardian reports.The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they arrested a man in his 50s after being called to a disturbance at a bar just before 10.30pm.Last year Joyce resigned from the Labour Party after pleading guilty to common assault. He was said to have headbutted a Tory MP in the Strangers bar in the House of Commons following a late night altercation.He was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £1,400 to victims of the incident.The Independent carries an eyewitness report of last night’s incident in which Joyce was said to have wrestled on the ground with officers with one policeman’s helmet knocked off. He was later placed in a police van and taken away.The 52-year-old, who was elected to parliament in 2000, plans to step down at the next election.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s offer of a swap deal between Athens and Akara of the two Greek soldiers being held in custody in exchange for the eight Turkish servicemen granted asylum status in Greece.“An exchange of the two Greek soldiers that are jailed with the eight Turkish soldiers that are in Greece is out of the question,” said Pavlopoulos on Monday.The response was reiterated in an official statement issued by the office of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.“Concerning references to an exchange … between the matter of the Greek soldiers and other issues, we stress once more that it is unacceptable and is rejected,” it read.“The position of Greece, and of the EU in its entirety, is clear and consistent: We seek the immediate release of the two Greek soldiers without conditions.”The Turkish soldiers received asylum from Greece’s Supreme Court after fleeing Turkey after the coup attempt in July 2016, denying any involvement.Ankara has since been demanding that they be extradited to face charges in Turkey, but Greece has denied their requests, claiming the servicemen would not receive a fair trial.Meanwhile the two Greek soldiers were charged with espionage after crossing the Turkish border, which they claim was an accident, having lost their way in the fog.The stern response from Greece comes after the Turkish President suggested the trade-off during a national broadcast on Turkish television on Saturday.“They asked us to give the two Greek soldiers back and we told them there are eight soldiers who tried to make a coup. First, you have to give them to us. If you give them to us, then we can put the others on the table. Because they crossed the border,” he said.He also called for peace with Greece, following rising tensions in the Aegean and Mediterranean.“We need peace now. Besides, our peace with you is like no other,” Erdogan said.While not agreeing to the exchange, the statement issued by Tsipras’ office welcomed the Turkish president’s call for peace as “a positive step”.“From the Turkish president’s statements yesterday [Saturday], we keep the positive elements. His shift towards peace in the Aegean and the support for dialogue between the two countries on important sectors, among which is security,” it read. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Le calendrier Maya nous accorde un siècle de répitLe 21 décembre 2012 était jusqu’à présent considéré comme le dernier jour du calendrier Maya, et donc celui de la fin du monde. Mais des scientifiques viennent nous accorder plus de cent ans de répit, assurant que c’est en 2116 que s’achèvera le calendrier.Les frères Böhm, deux scientifiques allemands, révèlent en effet dans une étude publiée par la revue Astronomische Nachrichten, que le calendrier maya ne prend pas fin en 2012, comme on le croyait jusqu’à présent, mais en 2116. Les deux chercheurs assurent que les calculs effectués par John Eric Sidney Thompson, spécialiste de la civilisation maya, ne sont pas exacts. Sa retranscription du temps des Mayas dans le calendrier chrétien ne prenait pas en compte les différentes occupations de cités par les tribus ennemis, et c’est ainsi que 104 années auraient été oubliées.À lire aussiUne immense cité maya révélée sous la jungle du Guatemala grâce à l’imagerie laserC’est en prenant en compte les différents calendriers utilisés par la civilisation maya que les frères Böhm ont réalisé leurs calculs : un calendrier agricole de 365 jours, une version religieuse de 260 jours, un calendrier de neuf jours, et un cycle de 1.872.000 jours. Pour retranscrire le temps maya, ils ont noté les concordances entre les événements de ces calendriers et le calendrier chrétien. Ce n’est pas la première fois que la date du 21 décembre 2012 est remise en cause par des chercheurs. Pour Gerardo Aldana, de l’université de Santa Barbara, il est tout simplement impossible de prévoir avec précision et fiabilité le moment exact auquel prend fin le calendrier maya. Le 18 mars 2011 à 17:10 • Emmanuel Perrin
Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that they are indeed interested in signing loan star Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal at the end of the seasonThe Chelsea loanee had thrived in his short loan spell with the Bundesliga giants, before he sustained an ankle injury in their 2-0 defeat to rivals Schalke 04.Batshuayi has since confirmed that he will be out for the rest of the season and is now a very big doubt for the World Cup this summer.The 24 year-old has also made it clear that he wishes to leave Chelsea in the summer transfer window with Batshuayi having struggled for opportunities under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, since completing his £32m transfer from Ligue 1 side Marseille last summer.Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…Dortmund had attempted to include a buy option for Batshuayi in his initial loan deal in January, but the terms were then rejected by Chelsea.But in light the Belgium’s nine goals in his first 14 matches for the Bundesliga side, the club are keen to make the deal happen with CEO Watzke confirming their interest in Batshuayi.“The interest to sign him is basically there,” Watzke told BILD (via Goal).“Chelsea have two strikers with Giroud and Morata anyway. But first we have to wait and see who will be Chelsea’s coach next season. Then we’ll see.”
An Anchorage attorney says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas groped her 17 years ago, when she was a scholar in a post-college program in Washington, D.C.Listen Now Moira Smith, now general counsel and vice president of the gas utility Enstar, says the justice grabbed her rear before a dinner party at her then-boss’s house in a Virginia suburb. She wrote in an Oct. 7 Facebook post that “to my complete shock, he groped me while I was setting the table, suggesting I should sit ‘right next to him’.”Smith’s post came as the country was reacting to a video tape of Donald Trump boasting he could grab women with impunity. Thousands of women took to social media to tell their accounts of being harassed and assaulted by men, many of whom were never held to account.Smith later took down her Facebook page. National Law Journal broke the story, after a series of interviews with Smith. Smith’s friends said today she’s not talking to reporters today but she issued a statement:“As the mother of a young daughter and son, I am coming forward to show that it is important to stand up for yourself and tell the truth. When powerful men commit sexual assault, they count on their victims keeping it a secret. When Justice Thomas touched me inappropriately and without my consent, I was 23 years old – and felt there was nothing I could do. Seventeen years later, it is clear that sexual harassment, misconduct and assault continue to be pervasive, having an impact on all women. I choose to speak out now in the hope that this will change; that my daughter will live never having to experience these wrongs, and so that both my children might experience a world where no one is above reproach or justice.”National Law Journal reports that Thomas denies the accusation and called it “preposterous.”Anchorage Assemblyman Bill Evans says he’s known Smith since she was an intern at the law firm where he worked, Dorsey and Whitney. Evans says Smith is honest and trust-worthy.She’s “certainly as credible as anyone I know,” Evans said. “I believe entirely in what she said.”Smith clerked for state Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe. Before Enstar, Smith worked at the firm Ashburn & Mason in Anchorage. Managing shareholder Thomas Wang spoke highly of Smith and said he has no reason to doubt her credibility.Assemblyman Evans says he and Smith run in the same social circles and he saw her original Facebook post a few weeks ago.“It was shocking and very saddening,” he said.Thomas is in his 25th year on the Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed him in 1991 despite law professor Anita Hill’s accusations of sexual harassment.
Ye kya bawasir bna diya @karanjohar?? Expected much better. #SOTY2Trailerhttps://t.co/PR1SevJ1aT— hitesh (@being__hitesh) April 12, 2019Like life wasn’t bad enough that I had to watch student of the year 2’s trailer. #Soty2 #SOTY2Trailer #whyonearth— Aditya Shrivastava (@adishriadi) April 12, 2019They are doing everything …apart from studies ???#SOTY2Trailer #SOTY2 @karanjohar @iTIGERSHROFF— Bonkers ? (@rahulkpopat) April 12, 2019 Student of the Year 2 (SOTY 2) trailer reviewYouTube Screenshot/TwitterThe makers of Student of the Year 2 (SOTY 2) have released the trailer of the film on Friday. The much awaited trailer received mixed response from the viewers.SOTY 2 features Tiger Shroff along with two debutantes – Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. Directed by Punit Malhotra, the film has been co-produced by Karan Johar.The trailer of the movie was highly awaited as it not only introduces the two new gorgeous divas, but also is an extension of the Student of the Year franchise.However, it appears that most of the viewers are not impressed by SOTY 2 trailer. The trailer on YouTube received scores of comments, mostly negative.Viewers appear to be highly disappointed with the trailer on various grounds. First, the movie is based on college students, but none of the characters resemble a real-life student. SOTY 2 trailer stillYouTube ScreenshotSome trolled the trailer saying that the students are seen doing everything except studying. It is also being criticised for focussing primarily on Tiger’s character, ignoring the two actresses’ role. Student of the Year featuring Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan had equal importance for all the three characters, opined most of the viewers. SOTY 2 trailer stillYouTube ScreenshotA lot of comments have come on social media as well. Although some of the viewers have liked the trailer, most others found it average. The storyline depicted in the trailer of SOTY 2 reminded many of them of the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992). SOTY 2 trailer stillYouTube ScreenshotTiger’s acting in the trailer also seemed to have failed to impress the viewers, who however, appreciated his dance and action skills. Nonetheless, overall audience review of SOTY 2 trailer is rather disappointing. They certainly expected better than this. The film is slated to be released on May 10.Check the trailer below and some of the comments it received:
Rex Tillerson. Photo: ReutersA US policy of strategic patience with North Korea has ended, secretary of state Rex Tillerson said in South Korea on Friday, adding that military action would be “on the table” if North Korea elevated the threat level.Tillerson began his first Asian visit as secretary of state in Japan on Wednesday and will travel to China on Saturday with a main focus on finding a “new approach” on North Korea after what he described as two decades of failed efforts to denuclearize the insular nation.”Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. All options are on the table,” Tillerson told a news conference in Seoul.He said any North Korean actions that threatened the South would be met with “an appropriate response”.”If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table,” Tillerson said when asked about military action.Tillerson also called on China to implement sanctions against North Korea and said there was no need for China to punish South Korea for deploying an advanced US anti-missile system aimed at defending against North Korea.China says the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system’s powerful radar is a threat to its security.”We believe these actions are unnecessary and troubling,” Tillerson said, referring to what South Korea sees as Chinese retaliation in the form of business restrictions in response to the deployment of the missile system.”We also believe it is not the way for a regional power to help resolve what is a serious threat for everyone. So we hope China will alter its position on punishing South Korea.””We hope they will work with us to eliminate the reason THAAD is required.”North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests and a series of missile launches since the beginning of last year.Last week, it launched four more ballistic missiles and is working to develop nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States.South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se told the joint news conference the missile system was only intended to defend against North Korea, not any other country.FACING OFF AT THE DMZEarlier, Tillerson visited the Demilitarized Zone, and looked across the heavily fortified border at armed North Korean guards, staring back. He met some of the 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea.Tillerson also met South Korean prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who is also acting president.The latest bout of tension with North Korea comes at a time of political turmoil in South Korea. President Park Geun-hye was ousted last week after being impeached in a corruption scandal and an election for a new president will be on 9 May.A liberal opposition politician, Moon Jae-in, who has raised questions about the THAAD deployment, is leading in the opinion polls.Tillerson, a former oil executive with no prior diplomatic experience, said he expected a new government would “continue to be supportive” of the deployment, adding it was also intended to protect US troops in South Korea.China resents US pressure to do more on North Korea and says it is doing all it can but will not take steps to threatened the livelihoods of the North Korean people.China has urged North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile tests and said South Korea and the United States should stop joint military exercises and seek talks instead.Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reiterated that talks were the best way to resolve the problems of the Korean peninsula.”As a close neighbor of the peninsula, China has even more reason than any other country to care about the situation,” she told a briefing.Hua also said the THAAD would “upset the regional strategic balance”. Its radar, with a range of more than 2,000 km (1,250 miles), meant it could cover a large part of China, far outside the scope of the threat South Korea faces, Hua said.”We do not oppose South Korean taking necessary measures to protect its security, but these measures cannot be based upon harming the security interests of South Korea’s friendly neighbour, China,” she said.
Google has come under continued criticism for its censored Chinese search engine since it was revealed earlier this year. But the Project – named Project Dragonfly – is today facing a day of action from human rights organization Amnesty International. Saying that “the app would set a dangerous precedent for tech companies enabling rights abuses by governments,” Amnesty yesterday launched a petition opposing the project, and will be coordinating protests outside Google offices around the world. Although Google has faced tough criticism – not least from within the organization itself – Amnesty International’s focus on the company represents another major challenge for Google to contend with as it ends a tough 2018. Arguably, Amnesty has shifted the complexion of the issue. It has forced it to become a question of human rights, not just of business priorities and practical compromises. What does Amnesty say about Google’s Project Dragonfly? As you can imagine, Amnesty International is unequivocal in its condemnation of the censored search engine. Joe Westby, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Technology and Human Rights, said “this is a watershed moment for Google. As the world’s number one search engine, it should be fighting for an internet where information is freely accessible to everyone, not backing the Chinese government’s dystopian alternative.” One of Amnesty’s biggest fears is that Project Dragonfly could set a precedent. There’s a chance it could make it acceptable for tech companies to cooperate with nations with poor records on human rights. Westby argued that “if Google is happy to capitulate to the Chinese government’s draconian rules on censorship, what’s to stop it cooperating with other repressive governments who control the flow of information and keep tabs on their citizens?” What is Amnesty International doing to protest? Amnesty International has put together a plan to raise awareness of Project Dragonfly, in a bid to gain more support from Google employees and, indeed, the wider public. Alongside the petition and planned protests, Amnesty also put together a satirical Google recruitment video. If you want to work for Google on the project, you need “great coding skills, five years’ experience, and absolutely no morals.” How has Google responded to Amnesty International? Google hasn’t, at the time of publication, responded to any requests for comment. However, CEO Sundar Pichai has always defended Project Dragonfly from criticism, saying that with China accounting for more than 20% of the world’s population, Google is “compelled” to continue on its mission to help spread information to everyone around the world, regardless of who or where they are. He has also been keen to stress that Project Dragonfly is only an experiment, and has failed to commit to timelines for launching the search engine. It would appear that Google is still testing the waters and seeing if it can find a PR line it thinks employees and the general public will be happy with.
Prize committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland cited the 27-nation bloc for helping “a continent of war to becoming a continent of peace. In this process the European Union has figured most prominently.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressOSLO, Norway (AP) – The European Union has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital for promoting peace and human rights in Europe for six decades following the devastation of World War II.EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and president of the EU Parliament Martin Schulz collected their Nobel diplomas and medals at a ceremony in Oslo’s City Hall. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Comments Share Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too
Source = CINZ 40th CINZ Conference heading to HamiltonThe Hamilton Waikato region is on show in October when the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) 40th annual conference comes to town.CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says the 40th conference promises a jam-packed programme of education and networking. The theme is the Art of Collaboration and includes presentations from several international speakers.“As an industry we need to understand what is happening overseas, and learn how we can continue to grow. Workshops from our keynote speakers will provide CINZ members with the opportunity to dive deeply into relevant topics, and take real learnings back to their businesses,” she says.Claudelands is the host venue for the conference on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 October, with social functions planned for some of the region’s key attractions.Delegates can select from a range of workshop options for practical educational sessions on a series of trending topics. They include everything from the latest on international competitive advantage, to crisis management and social media engagement.Keynote speaker Gary Grimmer, CEO of international consultancy Gaining Edge will be discussing how New Zealand can deliver competitive advantage in the convention space. He will be focusing on the key trends and challenges emerging in the Asian market, and how New Zealand can respond.Issue and crisis management specialist, Dr Tony Jaques will run a participative workshop on how to create a crisis management plan.Closer to home, delegates will have the chance to hear from the driving force behind the New Zealand Story, Rebecca Smith. She will focus on the competitive advantage gained by sharing a strong, consistent story about what New Zealand has to offer beyond its natural beauty.The conference will include key industry updates from Hamilton City Council, Tourism New Zealand, CINZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).Sue Sullivan says the social programme is always a highlight of the CINZ conference.“This year promises to be very special for our 40th CINZ conference, with a Lord of the Rings themed gala dinner at Hobbiton Movie Set on 13 October.”The conference starts with a welcome cocktail event at the Zealong Tea Estate, a chance to check out their new conference facility. A casual evening at Novotel Tainui follows day one.The 40th CINZ Annual General Meeting and CINZ board member voting will also take place at Claudelands on Thursday 13 October.Click here for the full conference programme and register here.About Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ)CINZ www.conventionsnz.co.nz is the official, membership based association of New Zealand’s conference and business travel industry with more than 380 members across a broad range of sectors.CINZ takes a leadership role in increasing meetings, incentives, conference and events business for the benefit of its members, principal stakeholders and the New Zealand economy.CINZ works to actively promote the sector, providing advocacy with central government, and offering assistance, information, professional development and real business opportunities to its members.CINZ manages New Zealand’s only national annual trade show MEETINGS.Multi-day convention/conference delegates spent an estimated $472 million in the New Zealand economy during 2015 (MBIE CDS Dec 2015).Domestic delegates accounted for $246 million (52 per cent of the total amount),Local delegates spent $96 million (20 per cent) inside their regionsInternational visitors spent a total of $130 million (28 per cent). Of the international spend;$77 million was generated from Australian visitors$53 million from other international visitors.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – When Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg made the media rounds in advance of Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony this week, it was a telling sign that Dana Perino was chosen to question her for Fox News Channel.The assignment speaks to Perino’s growing role at Fox, and a sense that sources are trusting her as an honest broker of information. Perino, who hosts an afternoon news hour and is a panelist on “The Five,” is quietly persistent in a medium where bluster pays. She believes in homework at a time when “fake news” is used as an epithet.She’s a Bush Republican in a Trump world.“My nature,” said the former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, “is to try to show people that we may actually agree on things more than we think.”The Sandberg interview was only the third such interview Perino has done, and the one with the highest profile. The beginning was awkward, as Perino couldn’t dislodge Sandberg from talking points. But when the anchor observed that people are more tribal the more connected they’ve become, it opened a real discussion.Only one question seemed designed specifically for a Fox audience, when Perino asked about concerns among conservatives that changed algorithms for sharing news would benefit liberals.“There are a lot of people who are angry about Facebook,” she said in an interview. “But nobody has the same grievance. It was hard to kind of settle in on what to ask her about.”For most of her career, Perino was at the other end of the questions. She grew up outside of Denver and worked as a press secretary on Capitol Hill in the late 1990s. Following the 2001 terrorist attacks, she went to work for the Bush administration and was his final press secretary, leaving the White House when Bush did in January 2009.She searched for a second act, and found television the most satisfying. She was an original panelist on “The Five” when it started in 2011. Fox gave her more assignments — she was filling in for Bill O’Reilly when he was fired and it was left to her to tell his audience he wouldn’t be back — and earned a weekday show at 2 p.m. Eastern time last fall. Her show was called “The Daily Briefing” in part because that hour was often interrupted by the White House press briefing she once led.While not as brash as Shepard Smith, who seems to delight in debunking theories pushed by Fox opinion hosts, Perino largely takes refuge in reporting.During her time on “The Five,” Perino paid a summer visit to the Bush compound in Maine. She said the first time former first lady Barbara Bush spotted her, she said, “Ah, it’s the voice of reason” on the show.“I’ll never get a T-shirt and wear that around,” Perino said. “But if people feel they can get that from me and get other things from other people, then that’s good. I’m reluctant to give my opinion, because I don’t want to sound judgmental or condescending.”Her show includes Democratic guests, unlike times at Fox where they’re unwelcome or deliberately outnumbered in discussions. Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, recently discussed her new book with Perino, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is booked for Wednesday. Some Democrats “come in with a little chip on their shoulder about Fox,” Perino said. “I just try to gently remove it and find a way where they have a chance to have their voices heard.”Like her old boss, Perino believes deeply in the dignity of public service, said Josh Earnest, a former White House press secretary under President Barack Obama.“I would guess that there’s a lot pressure working at a place like Fox that she has to resist,” Earnest said. “The path to success ratings-wise has been by having most of the personalities be extremely supportive of the administration’s talking points. She has resisted that pressure. In my mind, that is to be admired.”Perino is trained to pick her words carefully. When she was at the podium at the White House, she assumed her boss was watching. “That’s why if I ever had a sarcastic thing that was about to come out, I would swallow it, because he would not have been pleased.”There’s always a level of hostility between the press and a presidential administration; it’s built into their roles. She asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders once how much of the ill feelings she sees between the Trump White House and press is an act, and admitted to some surprise when she was told it was all real.She said she always feels for press secretaries and says of Sanders, “I think she represents her boss well.” When Sanders has the opportunity to display humour, she lights up the room, she said. But that’s not often.“I remember Greg (Gutfeld, of ‘The Five’) asked me about it and I said, ‘They’ve accomplished so much, you’d think they’d sound happy about it,’” she said. “But I do think there is a level of animosity that I didn’t feel when I was there. I would hope for everybody’s sake that they would try to find a little joy in their jobs.”Perino said she’s been in contact only once with Donald Trump. At the time he announced his candidacy for president, Perino ridiculed it like many others, publicly wondering about the planet where that would be considered a good idea. Trump took a shot at her on Twitter and followed up a few days later, where she said they had a “frank and friendly discussion.”She doubts he watches “The Daily Briefing,” but believes Trump catches her on “The Five.” With the president watching Fox so frequently, the network sometimes seems like a proving ground for future administration talent.Not with Dana Perino.“I think my White House days are behind me,” she said. Fox News giving bigger role to ex-Bush aide Perino by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2018 7:01 am PDT Last Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 9:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, Fox News personality Dana Perino attends the L’Oreal Women of Worth Awards in New York. Perino was an original panelist on “The Five” when it started in 2011. Fox gave her more assignments and earned a weekday show at 2 p.m. Eastern time last fall. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
COBALT will commence flights between Paphos and Athens at the end of this month, according to tourism professionals.Head of the Paphos hoteliers, Euripides Loizides, welcomed the move and said that the timing was perfect.The airline will fill the gap left by Ryanair, which officially confirmed, earlier this year that they would be stopping at the end of March, he said.Cobalt’s’ new route is due to start around the same time, and will ‘pick up the slack’ said Loizides.In January, Ryanair officially announced that they would be axing this route in favour of a new route from Paphos to Tel Aviv, which will start on March 28.When the route, which tourism professionals said was popular, was axed many disgruntled passengers expressed their concerns.However, the new Cobalt route will only offer three flights a week, whereas Ryanair operated daily flights, sometime multiple ones on one day, he said.“This is a good start and it was extremely popular. Many people form Limassol also use Paphos airport as it’s handy. It’s not only this route, other may be on the cards further down the line.”Loizides also noted that Transport minister Marios Demetriades had been ‘extremely helpful’ in securing the deal.“I was at a meeting which was the initiative of the minister, he met with Cobalt and all the stakeholders and was very helpful,” he said.A spokesman for the Paphos regional board of tourism said: “The new flight schedule for Paphos brings economic benefits for the district and the activity of Cobalt in Paphos is expected to help reduce unemployment and alleviate seasonality in the future.”He also welcomed Cobalt to Paphos and assured that everything possible would be done for a very successful presence in the area.“Our objectives are to penetrate new markets and destinations, increase arrivals and promote all year round tourism,” he said.“We will meet again next week and propose other destinations from Paphos which they could operate,” he said.Loizides said these will be other European destinations, which could start as early as next season. The airline is currently based at Larnaca airport and plans to operate long haul flights.“They have the potential to expand to other destinations and perhaps be based at Paphos as well.”You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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