John Laing due to float for the second time

first_img Express KCS More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL INFRASTRUCTURE investment group John Laing was silent yesterday on reports that it is to float on the London Stock Exchange again, seven years after it went private. The company, which has been owned by asset management group Henderson since 2006, is expected to raise tens of millions of pounds if it successfully completes its listing, Sky News reported.RBC is advising John Laing on the flotation and HSBC and Barclays are acting as book runners for the deal.The possibility of the company being sold off by Henderson first surfaced in 2010, when the group floated its infrastructure fund. The firm’s management was forced to deny that the group itself was seeking a new listing worth £60m at the same time.John Laing built Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, a project which partly contributed to the firm selling its construction arm after costs spiralled out of control. More recently, the company worked on the new Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The company declined to comment yesterday. Show Comments ▼ Sunday 18 January 2015 10:41 pm whatsapp John Laing due to float for the second time Share whatsapplast_img read more

6.28 Policy Sparking Debate

first_img News News 6.28 Policy Sparking Debate SHARE AvatarChoi Song Min By Choi Song Min – 2012.07.19 4:17pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Since the so-called ‘6.28 Policy’ (‘On the establishing of a new economic management system in our own style’) was made public at the end of last month, the people of North Korea have been exchanging a range of opinions on the subject. Interestingly, those who are hopeful that the 6.28 Policy will bring reform and opening are even using the phrases ‘Vietnamese-style’ and ‘Chinese-style’. A source from North Hamkyung Province told Daily NK today, “Following some pretty significant economy-related events like certain orders from comrade Kim Jong Eun, Central Party cadres getting training abroad and workers being sent abroad too, people have started hoping for change more than ever.”“Nowadays it is not just the cadres, it is the ordinary people as well who are arguing over reform and opening,” the source went on. “This is definitely different to when the General was still with us, a time when we couldn’t even say the word ‘opening’.”According to the source, the main debating point for many ordinary people is whether North Korea will follow the ‘Chinese’ or ‘Vietnamese’ approach to reform. Most North Korean people, having seen Kim Jong Il go to China and exchanges and cooperation over 15 years, are well aware that Chinese reform and opening has been a success; however, at the start of last year the Central Party ordered provincial Party cadres to take time to research Vietnamese reform and opening, so some people in broader society also came to know a bit about it. The North Korean people are particularly interested in the Vietnamese experience now and are even using the words ‘Vietnamese reforms’, the source added, explaining that the reformist method China has advocated involves handing a lot of authority to officials in the economic sphere, whereas in Vietnam it is believed to be Party cadres that are leading the reform and opening drive.However, a lot of people also agree that it is important to wait and see what happens with the ‘6.28 Policy’ and whether it will bring state-led reform and opening, the source added, saying, “Many years have passed since they told us this, and nothing actually happened.”Elsewhere, the source reacted coolly to questions about the recent purging of Lee Young Ho. “All the news about Kim Jong Eun becoming a ‘marshal’ has been on the TV and radio, so quite a lot of people don’t even know the news about Lee Young Ho,” he said. “Not only that; everyone is totally focused on economic problems, so almost nobody has any interest in Lee.”center_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Facebook Twitter News News last_img read more

Innovative digital scholarship center to open June 8 in Norlin Library

first_img Published: June 1, 2017 • By Trent Knoss With digital information and storage becoming increasingly vital to academic research, University Libraries and Research Computing will open a brand new, state-of-the-art center on campus this month designed to help CU Boulder students and faculty manage their data, preserve it for the future and leverage it to pursue new lines of inquiry. If you goWhat: Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) official kickoffWhen: Thursday, June 8, at 3 p.m.Where: Norlin Library, Center for British & Irish Studies, room M549Featured Speakers: Mark Parsons, Secretary General of the Research Data AllianceDanielle Szafir, director of the CU VisuaLabJames Williams II, Dean of LibrariesLarry Levine, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information OfficerCRDDS Leadership (Thomas Hauser, Andrew Johnson, Shelley Knuth, Thea Lindquist, Leslie Reynolds, Debbie Weiss)Learn more about the CRDDSThe Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS), located in room E206 of Norlin Library, is an advanced data infrastructure that aims to create a research and scholarly ecosystem for data and digital scholarship that will allow researchers to meet data preservation standards required by federal grants as well as share information more accessibly across disciplines.The CRDSS will host a kick-off event at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 8, featuring distinguished speakers from across campus.“The center will make it easier to re-use, re-purpose and generally share data across disciplines,” said Andrew Johnson, director of research data management for CRDDS.The CRDDS will address a growing need for centralized support and infrastructure, including large scale data storage, new access to tools such as cloud-based data management and training for researchers.“We see this collaboration between libraries and research computing as a way for us to highlight data coming out of CU Boulder and make sure it has the greatest impact,” said Johnson. “It has ton of potential to support our researchers on campus and engage in new types of inquiry.” The CRDDS will offer one-on-one consultations for faculty and students as well as regular formalized training sessions. In the days leading up to the kick-off event, the center also will host a series of workshops open to the campus, noted below.Tuesday, June 6Noon to 2 p.m.Interactive Data Visualization & Analysis with Python & Bokeh (Tim Dunn)Wednesday, June 710 to 11:30 a.m.Textual Data Basics Workshop (Nickoal Eichmann)1 to 3 p.m.Explore the Basics of Web Mapping (Philip B. White)Thursday, June 89 a.m. to noonProgramming with Python (Shelley Knuth)Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

4 simple ways to stay motivated

first_imgWith so many things to do and possibly a desire to do nothing at the same time, staying motivated can feel like a real struggle. Taking care of ourselves during times like these is especially important and can look different for everyone. If you’re hoping to get motivated, try out some of these ideas.1. Find your energyWhen days seem to be nothing but repetitive, finding ways to do the same thing differently can feel tiring. Make a list of things that get you energized.Think about what you look forward to most during the day. Is it video chatting with your family/friends? Listening to music? Whatever those things are for you, use them to recharge.  Doing things that get your energy flowing can be great mood boosters. Whether that’s going on a run, talking to your best friend or putting on your favorite dance playlist, find the ways you get fired up. Getting yourself excited to do those things can help you stay motivated. 2. Make it a challengeAnother way to stay motivated is by taking part in different challenges with others. Whether it’s your friends, roommates or family members, having an accountability partner or group can make all the difference. Before taking on a challenge, set specific intentions and measurable goals. Unsure where to begin? Take a look at some examples we’ve put together to help you get started.Resources for fitness/cooking challengesCU Boulder Rec Classes The Rec Center will still be conducting virtual fitness classes. This can be a great way to connect with fellow Buffs and get your exercise of the day. Pinterest If you’re looking for great easy recipes this is the place to go. There are a lot of DIY projects and decorating suggestions as well. YouTube There are plenty of challenges on this platform for you to try. Whether you want to stay active, take up yoga, you can try almost anything virtually.Fitness. There are plenty of platforms that let you track your fitness. Sign-up and  invite your friends to a step challenge. You can also check out CU Boulder Rec Center meditations on YouTube. Or better yet, join the CU Rec Center’s Trail Running Competition!Cooking. Challenge your friends to see who can eat at home without take out for a full week. Or who can create the most interesting version of Mac & Cheese with ingredients you already have.DIY projects. From room decorations to arts and crafts, let your creativity shine. Choose a DIY craft/project online and see who can finish the fastest. Or challenge your friends to see who is the most creative with using only supplies you have on hand. Sewing. No better way to take on a challenge than making clothes you’ll actually wear. Try to see who can sew a scarf the fastest. Or, better yet, join the CU community by challenging your friends to sign up and see who can sew the most cloth masks for critical CU employees.Reading. Consider starting a book club. Choose a book to read with others and set up weekly meetings to talk about it. Set a goal to finish the book within a month.Remember, you’re not expected to have the strength of Wonder Woman or be the next contestant on Chef’s Table. Try out the challenge (or challenges) that will feel fun and exciting to you.3. Stay curiousOne of the best ways to stay motivated is to stay curious. Give yourself the chance to try things you’ve always wanted to but never had “the time” to do. Maybe it’s learning your favorite song on the piano or finally learning the basics of coding. Have you always wanted to know how ice melts? How about how duct tape works? Or who invented the word chair? How big is our universe? Be curious about anything and everything. The important thing is to try the things (or learn the things) you would have otherwise never had the time for.Having a reward system may help you stay motivated. Reward yourself for completing a specific task. For example, if you do a load of laundry, clean up the kitchen or organize your bathroom, then you can spend time trying something new. If you are studying, set a timer to study for 30 minutes with no distractions and once accomplished try out your dance moves for a quick TikTok video.4. Practice gratitudeIn times like these, it’s important to try and keep things in perspective. Reflect on the aspects of your life you are thankful for and remind yourself of these often. Here are some ways to get in a gratitude mindset.Journaling. Try setting aside five minutes several times a week or every day if possible to get writing. If you’re not sure where to start, try reflecting on how you feel, writing three specific things you are thankful for today or three things that would make tomorrow better. For more tips on journaling check out 6 ways to protect your mental health during a crisis. Focus on things that bring you joy. Focus on doing things that make you happy, and do them often.Celebrate the small things. If you cooked your first meal or finished your study session on time, celebrate it. The more you focus on the little (and big) wins, the easier it will be to find things to celebrate. Consume positivity. It can be difficult to block out negativity when it seems to be everywhere, but reading and listening to positive information can make a difference in our mood. Here are some podcasts we recommend. Staying motivated while social-distancing is hard. Some days you may be really motivated and other days not so much. What matters most is that you are kind to yourself and remember, we’re all in this together. To get more ideas on motivation, connect with other CU Boulder students and Health and Wellness staff, attend Let’s Chat session online.  More Health & Wellness Articleslast_img read more

Napa Valley Plays a “Starring” Role in ‘Wine Country,’ the Movie

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Napa Valley Plays a “Starring” Role in ‘Wine Country,’ the MovieIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessNapa Valley Plays a “Starring” Role in ‘Wine Country,’ the MovieBy Press Release – May 13, 2019 9553 0 Facebook AdvertisementMay 10, 2019, Napa, CA – “Wine Country,” the movie, debuts on Netflix on May 10, 2019. The American comedy, filmed in Napa Valley in May 2018, is produced and directed by Amy Poehler, who stars alongside SNL (Saturday Night Live) veterans Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Emily Spivey, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, and Jason Schwrtzman. The film, which was inspired by a few memorable vacations that the comedians and their friends shared together, involves six girlfriends celebrating a 50th birthday in Napa Valley.Featured Napa Valley locations include Artesa Winery and Baldacci Family Vineyards in Napa, Quintessa in St. Helena, and the downtown area of Calistoga.Visitors may create their own “Wine Country” experience by visiting one or more of the wineries or locations showcased in the film, or plan their own unique Napa Valley “girlfriend getaway.”Artesa Vineyards and Winery“Wine Country” features sunny scenes with blue skies and rolling hills at the modern hilltop estate winery Artesa, in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. In an interview with Wine Enthusiast magazine, Amy Poehler calls the winery “fantastic,” with “killer views and super nice people.” Dratch certainly agrees — she told The Hollywood Reporter that day was “memorable because we were surrounded by epic panoramas.”Baldacci Family VineyardsIn the film, the characters visit the fictional Morgan Jorng winery, however, the scenery in the organic vineyard scene is actually home to Baldacci Family Vineyards, located on the Silverado Trail in Napa. The barn at the winery is also featured in the film, with a memorable “piano scene” with Maya Rudolph.   Quintessa Scenes from the movie were also filmed at Quintessa located on the Silverado Trail in St. Helena. The winery’s scenic hillside retreat and cellar may be seen in the film, including an unforgettable “athletic stunt” by each of the characters.Calistoga  Calistoga, located at the north end of the Napa Valley, is best known for its small-town charm, natural hot springs and mud baths. During scouting last March, the crew was captured by the town’s main street, Lincoln Avenue. In the film, after a celebratory dinner (filmed on set in Los Angeles), the group of female friends may be seen walking along Lincoln Avenue’s array of antique shops; restaurants; bars and wine tasting rooms.Other Napa Valley “Cast and Crew” Napa Valley experiences: During scouting in March 2018, the crew, including director and actor Amy Poehler, stayed at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa in Napa, and were frequently spotted in downtown Napa, including the Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar with a panoramic view of downtown Napa from the sixth floor of Archer Hotel Napa.During filming in May 2018, the cast stayed at Andaz Napa, located on First Street in Downtown Napa. Across from Andaz, the cast discovered a favorite dining spot, Oenotri, located at 1425 First St., which offers Southern Italian cuisine. Actress Rachel Dratch was a big fan, telling The Hollywood Reporter “We ended up eating at that place almost every night because the food was just really, really good.”Some of the cast also indulged in fried chicken night at Ad Hoc in Yountville, Thomas Keller’s casual dining venue which showcases American comfort food from the chef’s childhood.For the wrap party in May 2018, the cast and crew rented out Gran Electrica, a popular Mexican restaurant which opened in March 2018 on Main Street in Downtown NapaFor the preview party in late April 2019, the cast and crew stayed at Vista Collina Resort, which opened in Napa in August 2018. To celebrate girlfriend getaways and the release of the film, the resort offers a new overnight package “Good Times + Napa Wines”. https://meritagecollection.com/vista-collina/special-offers/girls-getawayAccording to Visit Napa Valley’s 2018 Napa Valley Visitor Profile report, 31.1 percent of visitors came to the Napa Valley for “getaways” and 51.3 percent of visitors were female. The average visiting traveling party consisted of 4.4 people. The top activity for visitors was visiting wineries (81 percent); followed by dining in restaurants (65.2 percent); followed by winery tours (45.3 percent) followed by shopping (39.8 percent).About Visit Napa ValleyVisit Napa Valley is the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as one of the world’s premier wine, food, arts and wellness destinations.The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford/Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa.   The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along the riverfront in downtown Napa, provides visitors with expert Concierge services from Napa Valley Ambassadors who offer complimentary Napa Valley magazines, maps, brochures and winery tasting passes. The Welcome Center, open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a mercantile shop featuring locally sourced gift items. For additional information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your Napa Valley experience, please explore VisitNapaValley.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @VisitNapaValley.Advertisement Pinterest Twitter Share Linkedin Email ReddIt TAGSArtesa WineryCalistogaQuintessaVisit Napa ValleyWine Country Previous articleKoch’s Advanced Membrane Filtration System Maximizes Revenue & Productivity for Wineries WorldwideNext articleCalifornia’s ‘Family-Friendly’ Wineries Welcome Kids to Wine Country Press Releaselast_img read more

Remandees at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Health and Rehabilitation Services

first_imgRelatedRemandees at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Health and Rehabilitation Services RelatedRemandees at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Health and Rehabilitation Services By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter Remandees at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Health and Rehabilitation Services Health & WellnessMay 17, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government has provided a cash injection of $30.6 million for the delivery of medical and mental health screening, assessment and treatment of boys being housed at the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Centre. The allocation, set out in the 2012/13 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives, is being provided under the Support for Metcalfe project, which is being funded by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). A maximum of 208 boys at the facility will also be provided with counselling and other therapeutic interventions; education and skills training; limited farming activities; life skills programmes; and spiritual engagement this fiscal year. Also for the period, it is anticipated that the remandees will be provided with behaviour modification programmes to include drug treatment and prevention, anger management and sex offender treatment, as well as sports and recreational activities. The project, which got underway January 2012, aims to improve the capacity of the Department of Correctional Services to provide a safe and caring environment at the Metcalfe Street facility that is conducive to the smooth reintegration of child remandees into society and promotes the rights of the child. The programme, which is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security, was originally scheduled to end in September 2012, but has been extended. RelatedRemandees at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Health and Rehabilitation Services Advertisementslast_img read more

Nextgen hotspots seeing a “silent revolution”, says WBA chief

first_img 802.11ax could provide preview of 5G potential Related Author Saleha Riaz Previous ArticleTelefonica Brasil sets end-April date for share offeringNext ArticleAT&T fined record $25M for data breach of 280,000 customers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 APR 2015 WBA urges action on 5G, Wi-Fi integration WBA chief says Wi-Fi key to affordable connectivity Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Home Nextgen hotspots seeing a “silent revolution”, says WBA chief Wireless Broadband Alliance Tags Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, told Mobile World Live that next generation hotspots are experiencing a “silent revolution” as more operators agree that carrier Wi-Fi is the way forward.“You see things happening but the pace is not always obvious,” he said when answering a question about convincing operators to join the alliance’s hotspot programme, which looks at how Wi-Fi can be “seamless, secure and interoperable”.Shenwai believes the programme has covered significant ground and operators are willing and ready to deploy the technology.When the programme launched last year, it had a dozen operators on board, and the number has now increased to around 36.Earlier, operators may not have seen the opportunity of carrier Wi-Fi and hot spots, or seen them only as a way to offload network traffic, but this is not the case anymore, he said.Though admittedly it may not be top priority for some, depending on their “market dynamics, assets on ground and where they are in terms of their 3G or 4G network deployment”, operators are by and large embracing it rather than seeing it as competition, said Shenwai.This is partly because they realise users are mainly interested in getting access to data and “don’t necessarily care” where it is coming from, as long as they get the best possible connectivity.As for the future, he believes Wi-Fi will play a dominant role in the mobile industry, especially when it comes to 5G.To vie the full interview, click here.last_img read more

On Protein Design, Don’t Be Fooled by Biochemist David Baker’s Claim

first_img Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Intelligent Design On Protein Design, Don’t Be Fooled by Biochemist David Baker’s ClaimEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCJanuary 9, 2018, 1:27 PM A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All “Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body,” writes Carl Zimmer in the New York Times, reporting that “researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.”The complexity of interatomic forces, says Zimmer, makes it a “staggering molecular puzzle” to predict how (or if!) a protein sequence will fold up into a protein and function. From my background in molecular physics, I can second that: it’s hard to communicate just how finicky a puzzle it is to calculate these forces (Carl mentions only a few), especially those that involve multiple atoms, and those that straddle the boundary between different types of electronic physics. Then there is the vast combinatorics of the different ways proteins could arrange themeselves. Together these make the “folding problem” an extremely difficult one.But we are making great progress. After many thousands of man-hours of research, and zillions of CPU-hours on borrowed computers, biochemist David Baker of the University of Washington claims we have basically nailed it.“There are subtleties going on in naturally occurring proteins that we still don’t understand,” Dr. Baker said. “But we’ve mostly solved the folding problem.”He thinks that natural proteins are not designed, and so we should be able to do better:“There’s a lot of things that nature has come up with just by randomly bumbling around,” he said. “As we understand more and more of the basic principles, we ought to be able to do far better.”Don’t be fooled. If it’s difficult for us, it is great big wall for random bumbly evolution. Doug Axe and others have written about that. The truth is, if it takes a lot of design effort now, it probably took a lot of design effort before. Moreoever, Dr. Baker acknowledges that the kind of proteins we can make are much shorter than many that exist in nature, and we aren’t really at the stage of making molecular machines, so it’s not yet clear at all whether we will be able to do better than those primordial designs. It is possible, maybe if we focus on different goals and design constraints. But there isn’t much reason yet to suppose that existing biomolecules can be bested. We’ll see.It is interesting, though, that everyone agrees intelligent design is more powerful than natural evolution. Why is that? Both processes explore the same space of possibilities. Intelligent design can see further ahead, but evolution has much more time, and many more chances to win.The big difference is that although naturalistic evolution can search for solutions, it doesn’t learn how to search. Over at the Evolutionary Informatics Lab, you will find a number of papers explaining why successful (defined as better-than-random) search for solutions requires Active Information, which embodies applied knowledge about the problem that needs to be solved.Over the last few decades, Dr. Baker and his fellow scientists have not merely been mutating proteins randomly, but, rather, looking for insights and design principles. They increase our understanding of protein design all the time, and feed this back into refining the algorithms and design procedures. Natural selection doesn’t do anything like that. Instead, intelligent agents have been accumulating Active Information, just like the theory of intelligent design predicts.Photo: David Baker, University of Washington, by Jeffreyjgray (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Mancenter_img Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Evolution Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Recommended Tagsactive informationbiomoleculesCarl ZimmerDavid BakerDouglas AxeevolutionEvolutionary Informatics Labintelligent agentintelligent designmolecular physicsnatural selectionNew York Timeprotein evolutionprotein foldsearchUniversity of Washington,Trendinglast_img read more

FVCC May Become Tobacco Free in 2013

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email The Flathead Valley Community College campus in Kalispell could become a tobacco-free zone in 2013. The college’s board of directors voted last week on a measure that would restrict the use of all tobacco to a few select areas starting next summer. President Jane Karas said the idea of banning tobacco on campus has been in the works for some time. The new rule must be read and voted on twice by the board of directors before it can go into effect. A second vote will occur during the November board meeting. It was supported unanimously during the Oct. 22 meeting. “I think the (board of directors) thought it was a decent and fair compromise,” Karas said. Currently, there are two huts where tobacco can be used on campus – one by the Arts and Technology Building and another by the Occupational Trades Building. According to college spokesperson Katie Fries, people are also currently allowed to use tobacco in their cars. If the board passes the new policy next month, the tobacco zones would be moved toward the edge of campus. Karas said the school has yet to determine exactly where. The ban would include all tobacco products, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and chew. If passed, the measure will go into effect in July 2013. Before that date, the school would invest in new signage and provide assistance to staff and students who hope to quit. FVCC joins both the University of Montana and Montana State University in restricting the use of tobacco on campus. In 2011, UM instituted a tobacco ban on campus and this summer MSU followed suit.last_img read more

The Home Depot Was Not Fully Protected From Hackers

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 0:54 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List An audio version of this story.0:54The Home Depot hacking of 2014 affected millions of customers’ credit and debit card information.At the time, The Home Depot’s card payment system was not fully compliant with federal data security standards.That’s according to a forensic investigation on behalf of the card payment companies affected by the hack.“Is it surprising that they weren’t in compliance at the time of the breach? No,” Martin Fisher, an Atlanta-based information security expert, says. Fisher says there are hundreds of issues that need to be addressed to be 100 percent protected.“So, in compliance, out of compliance is a razor-thin margin,” Fisher says. “I think it is very difficult to be compliant. It’s less so to be appropriately secure.”The Home Depot is facing a lot of court actions related to the security breach.The company is offering free identity protection services and credit monitoring for customers.   Share Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more