Lionel Messi wants to work with Man City manager Pep Guardiola again

first_img How Ronaldinho ‘tricked’ Brazil teammate into joining Man United over Leeds 3 3 Lionel Messi has scored four goals in Barcelona’s last two matches The curse of ‘mocking’ Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ROWDY REVEALED AT THE WHEEL The top 10 youngest UCL scorers includes Liverpool ace and Stoke flop stardom Pep Guardiola is currently going through a rough patch at Manchester City, having lost their last two games Latest Barcelona News Gossip During this time, Barca had one of the greatest sides – not only in their history – but in the history of the entire sport.Messi won three LaLiga titles, two Copa del Reys and two Champions League crowns under Guardiola, including the famous treble of 2008/09.“Although it’s difficult, I would like to work with Guardiola again,” the Argentina attacker told Marca. 3 SOMETHING’S RON Salah compared to Ronaldo and Messi and branded Liverpool’s best goalscorer What you may have missed in the Champions League as Barca kid breaks record CATCH UP Unfortunately for Man City fans, Messi’s continued by explaining his old boss would need to return to Barcelona in order for them to reunite, rather than make a move himself.“He is one of the best coaches in the world,” the 31-year-old continued.“That’s why I would like [him to come back], but I’m telling you that I see it as complicated.” Ernesto Valverde is currently in charge at Camp Nou, with the side sitting top of LaLiga and have a three-point advantage over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid.But despite hoping to work with Guardiola again, Messi made it clear he is happy with his current superior.“This year we are playing 4-3-3 again,” he explained.“Last year we had two lines of four and left very little space and it was more difficult to create goals.“Now, we have more possession and play better. In recent games we have improved defensively.” Messi shows Barca fans his Ballon d’Or trophy then shows why he beat Van Dijk THE KING Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi won several trophies in their time together Eriksen ‘looks on his way out of Spurs’, Barca eye Arsenal flop, plus more Thousands of pro-Catalan protesters make their voice heard before El Clasico the best Lionel Messi has stated he would like to work alongside his former manager Pep Guardiola again before he retires.The 31-year-old Barcelona sensation was coached by the now Manchester City manager between 2008 and 2012. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star d’Or blimey Messi edges Van Dijk to Ballon d’Or and moves ahead of Ronaldo with sixth triumphlast_img read more

Salem Students Take Top Honors at State History Contest

first_img3rd place, Alternate – “A Global Compromise: The Creation of the United Nations”Rhiannon LauppEVSC Early College High School, Evansville 2nd place, National Qualifier – “The Underground Railroad”Kelsie Clay, Benjamin Gollaher, Alex Hartmann and Francis MillerHelfrich Park STEM Academy, Evansville 2nd place, National Qualifier – “Countdown to Fate: The Burr-Hamilton Duel”Bailey DarnellJohn Young Middle School, Mishawaka 1st place, National Qualifier – “The Impact of Thermopylae”Sam WinklerEastwood Middle School, Indianapolis 1st place, National Qualifier – “Cuban Missile Crisis: A Compromise Between Nations”Jonathan Riggins, Jared Brown, Silas Ratliff, Luke SandersTriton Central High School, Fairland 3rd place – “Women’s Baseball: Score One for Women”Edith OvertonMaplewood Elementary, Indianapolis 2nd place – “The Civil War, Conflict and Compromise”Gaven MancineBradie Shrum Elementary, Salem 1st place, National Qualifier – “The Scopes “Monkey” Trial: The Ongoing Battle Between Science and Religion”Josephine FieldsBrown County Junior High School, Nashville Junior Group Exhibit 2nd place – “The Battle of the Bear Paw”Kaleb JohnsonSt. Anthony de Padua, South Bend 1st place, National Qualifier – “The Conflicts and Compromises of Writer and Civil War Solider Ambrose Bierce”Keller Bailey, Jason Benyousky, Ryun Hoffert and Geoffrey HochstetlerEdgewood Middle School, Warsaw 2nd place, National Qualifier – “The Speech that Calmed a City”Liam EifertOur Lady of Lourdes, Indianapolis 2nd place, National Qualifier – “The Ashes of Books and Ideas: Conflict Over the Nazi Book Burning”Briana ChenCarmel High School, Carmel 3rd place, Alternate – “The Tale of Two Assassinations: The Conflicts and Compromises of RFK’s Speech on MLK”Rhea AcharyaCarmel High School, Carmel Youth Group Exhibit 3rd place, Alternate – “US Women in WWII”Hannah Doran and Annie ZinckZionsville Middle School, Zionsville 1st place, National Qualifier – “The Nigerian Civil War: The Consequences of Imperialism”Abigael Mullens and Olivia KrallCarmel High School, Carmel 3rd place, Alternate – “First Nations Women in Canada and the United States: Intermediaries in the New World Conflict”Sarah BurnsJohn Young Middle School, Mishawaka 3rd place, Alternate –“And Then the Bombs Fell: The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”Elizabeth BallJohn Young Middle School, Mishawaka 1st place, National Qualifier – “Do No Harm Or Justice”Margaret RobinsonNorth Central High School, Indianapolis 1st place, National Qualifier – “Rwandan Genocide: 100 Days of Assassination”Betsy Moore and Josie SmithBatchelor Middle School, Bloomington Senior Paper 1st place, National Qualifier – “The Evansville Bingo Riot of 1945”Kanin BenderEVSC Early College High School, Evansville 3rd place, Alternate – “The Vietnam Anti-War Movement: ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’”Rachel StreetSilver Creek High School, Sellersburg 2nd place, National Qualifier –“The Troubles: Conflict and Compromise in Northern Ireland”Zelton KayBrown County High School, Nashville 2nd place, National Qualifier – “Loving V Virginia 1967: The Case that Changed History”Tori HarperNorthview Middle School, Indianapolis 2nd place, National Qualifier – “The Birmingham Children’s Crusade”Katelyn Wang and Kate MunsonCarmel High School, Carmel 3rd place, Alternate – “The Knights of Columbus v. the KKK: A Conflict of Doctrine, Propaganda, and Violence”Isaac RentschlerIndian Springs Middle School, Columbia City 3rd place – “The Devil Made Them Do It”Lilly VanNessBrown County Intermediate, Nashville Youth Individual Website Junior Paper 2nd place, National Qualifier – “WWI: Silent Night”Joshua BrinkmanCarmel High School, Carmel 3rd place, Alternate – “The Conflict and Compromise of 1936 Olympics”Carter LindfeltCarmel High School, Carmel 2nd place, National Qualifier – “Gideon v. Wainwright”Alessandra AppelWestlane Middle School, Indianapolis 2nd place, National Qualifier – “A Betrayal in Civil Rights: The Compromise of 1877”Edward Dong, Vamsi DuvvuriCarmel High School, Carmel 1st place, National Qualifier – “Eyeball to Eyeball: The Cuban Missile Crisis”Bowen BaskerJohn Young Middle School, Mishawaka 1st place – “World War II”Brandon Cornwell and Hunter TrainorBradie Shrum Elementary, Salem Youth Group Website 1st place – “The Siege of Yorktown: The Battle That Shaped Our Nation”Case SmithBrown County Intermediate, Nashville 2nd place, National Qualifier –“Suffragist Helen Gougar: Uncompromising Values in the Face of Conflict”Evelyn HoeferLafayette Central Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, Lafayette 1st place, National Qualifier – “Compromise Through Writing: Robert F. Kennedy’s Work Towards the Conflict of the Civil Rights Movement”Matthew Hurst, Nicholas Garrett and Matthew JohnsonSalem Middle School, Salem 2nd place, National Qualifier – “John Wooden Slam Dunks Discrimination in 1947”Clay Austin, Lexie Austin, Livie AustinBrown County Intermediate, Nashville Senior Group Exhibit 3rd place – “The Vietnam Conflict”Reya Snyder, Leauna Springer and Korabell GilstrapBradie Shrum Elementary, Salem 3rd place, Alternate – “The Tiananmen Riots: The Conflict and Lack of Compromise”Andy Schmidt, Elijah Choi and Michael ZhangCarmel High School, Carmel 2nd place, National Qualifier – “RFK in Indianapolis: Subverting Conflict with Compassion”Annadel Benedict and Iris JordanZionsville Middle School, Zionsville 3rd place, Alternate – “Japan at War in 1904”Aidan Schilling and Bradley ArndtBrown County High School, Nashville Senior Group Documentary 1st place, National Qualifier – “Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World”Kaylee Ochoa and Rachel DoyleLakeview Middle School, Warsaw 2nd place – “Malcolm X: Guiding Through Conflict – Compromise Through Understanding”Taylor Lucas and Kinzie KnausBrown County Intermediate, Nashville Youth Group Performance Junior Individual Website 1st place, National Qualifier –“The Treaty of Versailles: Problematic Compromise Leads to Greater Conflict”Grace ZerbelJohn Young Middle School, Mishawaka Junior Individual Performance 3rd place, Alternate – “Truman and the Atomic Bomb:  Drop or Stop”Dimitar DonovskiNorth Central High School, Indianapolis 1st place, National Qualifier – “Dorothy Stratton, Leaders of the SPARS, Opened Up the Door for Women in the Coast Guard”Amelia RingorLafayette Central Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, Lafayette 3rd place, Alternate – “The Execution of John Brown: The Spark of the Civil War”Samuel HammonsWestlane Middle School, Indianapolis 2nd place, National Qualifier – “The Evansville Prohibition Conspiracy”Houston Rogers and Mercutio ReynardEVSC Early College High School, Indianapolis 3rd place, Alternate – “The Controvery of an Ugly Compromise: How the Compromise of 1850 Ultimately Led to the Civil War”Danae IngemiEastwood Middle School, Indianapolis Senior Individual Documentary 1st place, National Qualifier – “Cui Jian: Walking the Tightrope Between Censorship and Protest”Raymond MoCarmel High School, Carmel 2nd place, National Qualifier – “The Missouri Compromise of 1820: The Compromise That Aggravated an Already Impending War”Kathryn HabelJohn Young Middle School, Mishawaka 2nd place, National Qualifier – “Hamilton’s Plan”Elena Sullivan, Abby Rahn, Hannah ShapiroLakeview Middle School, Warsaw 3rd place, Alternate – “Before the American Revolution: Patriots vs. Loyalists”Molly Southworth, Lucy Deetz and Maya SturmerEastwood Middle School, Indianapolis 1st place –”Bobby Kennedy: Speech to Calm Conflict”Dawson Walker and Norberto SaezMaplewood Elementary, Indianapolis 3rd place, Alternate – “Roe v. Wade and the Abortion Revolution”Jane Hirschman and Michaela Geller-MontagueNorth Central High School, Indianapolis 1st place – “The Salem Witch Trials: Conflict of the Soul”Julia Bowling, Lilli Gilstrap and Sophie NolotBradie Shrum Elementary, Salem 2nd place, National Qualifier – “Beyond The Quota:  U.S. Policy Towards Jewish Immigration & Refugees Throughout World War II”Emily SchwartzNorth Central High School, Indianapolis Senior Individual Website Junior Individual Exhibit Junior Group Performance Junior Group Website 1st place – “Morgan’s Raid, Conflict and Compromise”Nick IngramBradie Shrum Elementary, Salem Senior Individual Exhibit 3rd place, Alternate – “Kamm & Schellinger: A History of the Indiana Brewery and the Conflicts it Faced”Laurel Williams, Ruby Sanders and Ana MercadoCarmel High School, Carmel Senior Group Website 2nd place, National Qualifier – “A Fight for Educational Rights:  The Ruby Bridges Story”Jasmine Bennett, Lata’vian SimmonsEVSC Early College High School, Evansville Junior Group Documentary 3rd place, Alternate – “Duesenberg Motor Company”James Szalkie, Ajani Esters, Derek GarciaShortridge High School, Indianapolis 1st place – “Cuban Missile Crisis: The Conflict that Brought the World to the Brink of Nuclear War”Brady Briscoe, Noah Deaton, Owen Martin and Japeth WebbBradie Shrum Elementary, Salem 3rd place, Alternate – “American Civilian Life and Feminism During World War II”Iris Bailey, Sarah Maniscalo, Evie Renninger and Elizabeth RexingZionsville Middle School, Zionsville Youth Individual Exhibit 1st place, National Qualifier –“Chinese Discrimination: Angel Island Immigration Station”Madison Arnold, Catherine VanMeter and Harley WeinburgColumbia City High School, Columbia City All first- and second-place state finishers in each junior and senior category are eligible to attend the national competition, June 9 through 15, in College Park, Maryland.  Salem Middle School students Matthew Hurst, Nicholas Garrett and Matthew Johnson took first place in the Junior Group Website category with their project, “Compromise through Writing: Robert F. Kennedy’s Work towards the Conflict of the Civil Rights Movement.”The National Contest will be the final stage in a series of contests at state and regional levels. Students in grades four through 12 began this year’s National History Day journey by exploring a historical subject and then using their research to create a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website.Students qualified to state by taking part in regional contests where volunteer judges worked in teams to evaluate projects and rank winners. All regional finalists advanced to the state contest, where students also had the chance to win special prizes for Indiana history topics.NHDI is presented by the Indiana National Guard, The Richard W. and Irene Rooker Family Foundation, TCU Foundation, Vigran Family Foundation and Junior League of Indianapolis.  For more information, visit or call (317) 232-1882.The Indiana Historical Society hosted the 2018 National History Day competition at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Salem Middle School students took first place in the Junior Group Website category with their project, “Compromise through Writing: Robert F. Kennedy’s Work towards the Conflict of the Civil Rights Movement.”2018 NHDI State Contest Medalists**All first- and second-place winners in the junior and senior categories are eligible for the National Contest for National History Day. Third place winners serve as alternates.Youth Group Documentary The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) proudly announces 17 students, representing Bradie Shrum Elementary School and Salem Middle School, took top honors at the 2018 National History Day in Indiana (NHDI) state contest.More than 500 Indiana students took part in the competition, Saturday, April 14, at Ivy Tech’s campus in downtown Indianapolis.The 2018 national theme is “Conflict and Compromise in History,” and local students explored topics such as Morgan’s Raid, the Cuban missile crisis and the Salem witch trials. Three local students also qualified to the National Contest for National History Day (NHD). Senior Individual Performance 1st place, National Qualifier – “The Silesian Wars: A Timeless Portrayal of Conflict and Compromise”Daniel Schrader-DobrisCarmel High School, Carmel 1st place, National Qualifier – “Compromise for Comfort Girls”Chloee RobisonBrown County High School, Nashville 1st place, National Qualifier – “Jane Roe: A Lightning Rod for Controversy”Olivia Blank, Eden Oddou and Ally WillsonColumbia City High School, Columbia City Senior Group Performance Junior Individual Documentarylast_img read more

A Review of the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App

first_imgShare This!For many people, going on a cruise is a time to disconnect from the world and put the cell phone away. If you’re cruising on Disney Cruise Line, however, the newly revamped DCL Navigator app gives a good reason to keep your phone handy throughout the day.Shortly before my most recent cruise, Disney released a new and improved version of the DCL Navigator app, so I took it for a spin on the Disney Fantasy. My traveling party ranged from the highly tech savvy IT professional type, to an eight-year-old digital native, to a pair of “tech light” seniors, with me being the middle of the range in terms of tech savviness. Overall, everyone in my party from the tech skilled to the tech novice found the app easy to use, intuitive, and helpful.Before you head out on your cruise, you’ll want to download the app. At that point, the app does…. Well, not much of anything. You get a cute countdown timer. (Any time part of the countdown timer turns to a 0, you’ll get a cute Disney emoji icon.)Once you get on board, however, the DCL Navigator app becomes a wealth of information and tools. First, you’ll need to connect to the ships Wi-Fi to be able to access the app functionality. Worried about burning through data? The DCL app doesn’t consume any of your free 50 MB or paid data plans. My parents opted not to sign up for any data plans (free or paid), and they were able to put their phone on Airplane mode, connect to the DCL Wi-Fi, and use it throughout. Once you get on board, you can use the app right away, but to use the chat feature, you need to do some easy setup. Items that you have selected as a favorite (with the little heart) and your Port Adventures will be pushed to your phone as reminder notifications 15 minutes before their start time.Chat. One of the most useful features is the ability to use your own smartphone to communicate with others on board–no more clunky Wave phones! (Although the Wave phones are still in your room if you really want them…) You can receive messages from friends or family, automated messages to let you know when your child has checked out from the kids’ clubs, or important updates from DCL. Note: If you are not connected to the DCL Wi-Fi, you will not receive chat messages until the next time you do connect. If you are connected, you will receive chat messages as push notifications. If you want to keep Wi-Fi on at all times, but you’re paranoid about accidentally burning through data, just log out from your Wi-Fi account when you are done and stay connected to the Wi-Fi for app updates and chat notifications. It may add an extra step when you want to use your data plan, but it can also save you from any sort of surprises. Although much of the information was the same, the new version has a similar feel to the My Disney Experience app. So what can you do with the app? Here’s some of its features.The look and feel of the new version of the app will be familiar if you use My Disney Experience at Walt Disney World. Deck plans. Forget which deck the shopping is on? Can’t remember if Senses is forward or aft? Click on the ship icon in the upper-left corner of the main screen to see a map of each deck.Get basic information. The app includes much of the information that is provided in paper format in your room, including information about Connect@Sea internet access and debarkation information, plus tips on how to use the app and its features.Daily information. For sea days, you can find fun facts about the ship you are on. On port days, you’ll have a blurb about the history of your port of call and any other essential information you need to know.Drink of the Day information. A vast improvement from previous versions, the new app actually tells you what is in the drinks of the day.Dining Schedule information. Know where you’re going to eat, what the dress code is for the day, what time your dinner seating is at, and browse menus. (Note: This is the one part of the app where we found a couple things not fully functional–when we clicked on “View menus” and selected the Kids Menu, we got a page saying “no information found”. We were able to access the daily kids menus from the menu pages on the restaurant hours page, however. Also, table numbers did not appear in this app, even though there was a place for them. Because this version of the app rolled out less than a week before our cruise, I would expect these will be something that will be fixed in an upcoming release.)Stateroom folio. Curious how much you’ve spent on those drinks of the day? Wondering if your child with charging privileges just took their friends on a shopping spree at Sweet on You? Keep track of your folio easily here, broken down by individuals in each room.Overview of activities for the day. Just scroll through the list of activities throughout the day to see what you’d like to do. Activities that have already ended change to light gray. For any upcoming activities, click on the heart icon to favorite the activity. It will then appear on your main page and will send a push notification to remind you about the event 15 minutes before it starts.From that screen, you can scroll over for different categories, as well as hours for certain items on the ship. There are tabs for Daily Activities (everything going on), Character Greetings, Dining and Lounges, Spa and Salon, Youth Clubs, Pools, Sports and Recreation, Shopping, Live Shows and Movies, and Guest Services. Descriptions for daily activities. From the Overview tab, you can get a quick description of an event. On the Schedule tab, you can see when the event is offered, whether on a single day or multiple times during your cruise.“Signature Events” (aka Disney’s main shows) and Port Adventures are automatically selected for you as favorites, although you can de-select shows (but not information about Port Adventures) if you choose.center_img You can also see a list of just activities you have selected as favorites for each day.Information about Port Adventures. From the app, you are able to see what Port Adventures you have booked, who in linked staterooms is going with you, where and when to assemble, and the length of the adventure. In many respects, the new version of the app is similar to the version that preceded it, and has many of the same features, such as displaying restaurant menus (complete with notations about gluten-free and dairy-free options) and schedules, but with a cleaner look.One of the daily menus from the previous version of the DCL Navigator app. Automatic notification from the kids’ club. Hopefully they will run grammar check before the next upgrade!Getting an update on a port adventure on my phone was more likely to be noticed by me than the note they left at my door or the message on the Wave phone.Overall, the app is easy to use and puts a ton of information at your fingertips. There are still minor fixes that need to be done, but the look and feel and information provided in this version far exceeds the previous versions. With most people these days carrying a smartphone on board with them wherever they go as it is also their primary camera, it makes perfect sense for this app to become an integral part of your cruise experience. And don’t worry–if you keep your phone in airplane mode and aren’t logged in to use a data package, you can use the app, but your boss still won’t be able to interrupt your vacation by sending you an email, text, or phone call while you’re sailing away!Have you had a chance to use the DCL Navigator app? What are your thoughts? Any features you think Disney should add? Sound off in the comments!last_img read more

Homeland Security Less Worried About a Public Cloud Threat

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s here that Spires used leverage from FedRAMP to make this case, one which the GAO would agree with: For those assessment templates to be reusable, government has to trust vendors not to change the game in mid-stream. This means (and here comes a vital watch-word) government needs greater visibility into private vendors’ operations.Spires went on: “For public clouds, there is a ‘visibility gap’ between the provider and customer, in which they cannot see into each other’s management, operational, and technical infrastructure, and procedures. As such, the visibility gap must be reduced through a series of requirements for contractual reporting and technical auditing and continuous monitoring data feeds. The key to secure use of cloud computing is the shared understanding of the division of security responsibilities between provider and client, and the ability to verify that both are meeting their responsibilities. As DHS advances in the use of public cloud computing, we will be ensuring we have the proper visibility based on a determination of risk given the cloud service and underlying data in order to ensure the security of our information.”Vendors may be the weak linkCloud deployments, either public or private, assume a trust relationship between government and private vendors. But individuals working within government agencies are worried that vendors may not rise to the occasion, according to the GAO.“The use of cloud computing can also create numerous information security risks for federal agencies,” reported the GAO’s information issues director, Gregory Wilshusen. “In response to our survey, 22 of 24 major agencies reported that they are either concerned or very concerned about the potential information security risks associated with cloud computing. Several of these risks relate to being dependent on a vendor’s security assurances and practices. Specifically, several agencies stated concerns about 1) the possibility that ineffective or non-compliant service provider security controls could lead to vulnerabilities affecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of agency information; 2) the potential loss of governance and physical control over agency data and information when an agency cedes control to the provider for the performance of certain security controls and practices; and 3) potentially inadequate background security investigations for service provider employees that could lead to an increased risk of wrongful activities by malicious insiders.”In short, the fear is that vendors could be the weakest link in the chain, with inattention to detail leading to real security vulnerabilities. Speaking on behalf of vendors, CA Technologies’ Chief Security Architect Tim Brown said that government could learn more about how vendors earn trust with institutions by examining their relationships with colleges and universities.“Right now, there is no standard mechanism to evaluate common services from different providers against one other,” Brown told Congress. He went on to describe a new consortium for cloud service measurement (CSMIC) that CA developed in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon, the State of Colorado, and professional services firm Accenture. CSMIC, he said, “can be used to measure and compare a business service using a common language and evaluation process. A high level representation of the characteristics and questions the CSMIC seeks to address is included as an attachment to my testimony today. In conjunction with standard recognition of cloud services authorized under the FedRAMP program, the use of a framework like SMI in government procurements will enhance the analysis of competing cloud services and lead to greater standardization of solutions. As such, CA Technologies encourages the U.S. government to investigate using the SMI to encourage data-driven decision making on cloud acquisitions.” Tags:#cloud#security scott fulton Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This may seem as Clintonian as it possibly gets, but the answer to whether the U.S. Government is concerned about the possible dangers of transitioning its information services to the cloud, truly depends on your definition of the word “the.”Many government agencies including the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) have already started the process of transitioning their services to cloud-based deployment models, under what it calls a “Cloud First” policy for assessing any new technologies it procures. But these are private clouds – essentially, pooled hardware resources that create a platform for virtualized environments. They may still be closed off, although certain services that deal with non-sensitive information – especially public-facing Web sites – do borrow resources from public cloud providers.There is the public cloud and the private cloud, and it isn’t clear to lawmakers where the differences lie.The fear among members of Congress yesterday (when an election year draws near, fear becomes as valuable a resource as coffee) is that public cloud connectivity could enable unauthorized public access to a wealth of private resources. Yesterday on Capitol Hill before the House Cybersecurity Subcommittee, the CIO of DHS testified that his department is doing a better job of ironing out the differences, and is going ahead with its plan to roll out some public cloud-based services by 2013.This while the Director of Information Issues for the Government Accountability Office testified that the General Services Administration – the agency responsible for procuring new equipment for the government – had yet to complete tasks begun a few years ago toward assessing a security strategy for cloud transitions.The public cloud might pose a few issues“While private clouds incorporate new technologies that may be challenging to secure,” stated DHS CIO Richard A. Spires, “public clouds introduce additional risks that must be addressed through controls and contract provisions that ensure appropriate accountability and visibility. Though many distinctions can be drawn between public and private cloud computing, a fundamental measure of readiness is their ability to meet security requirements.”The government’s official assessment and authorization (A&A) policy for hardware, software, and services related to cloud deployments is called FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program). Think of it as a cloud for the cloud: Since cloud deployments are often comprised of multiple, incremental buildouts of the same nodes (new disk arrays, new servers, new networks), FedRAMP is designed to let an existing assessment for a common, probably commoditized piece of technology apply to future purchases like a template. The policy’s catch phrase is, “Approve Once, Use Often.”“By design, FedRAMP provides a common security risk model that supplies a consistent baseline for cloud-based services, including security accreditation designed to vet providers and services for reuse across government,” Spires continued. “Reducing risk and bolstering the security of clouds, while ensuring the delivery of the promised benefits, FedRAMP not only applies to public cloud services, but private, too. Ultimately the consumption of cloud services requires acknowledgement of a shared responsibility and governance. From the fact that accountability can never be outsourced from the Authorizing Official (AO) to the need to continue to meet government requirements, all require acknowledgement of a shared responsibility between the cloud service provider and customer.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

[Infographic] The Future of Social Mobile Communications in the Enterprise

first_imgLead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts Tags:#apps#mobile#Trends Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The nature of work has been changed by the mobile phone. This is an undisputable fact. It’s also a fact that organizations and enterprises have not always coped well with this revolution. The early stages of mobility in the workplace were fairly simple: A couple top executives had private cellphones with numbers that only the most important people could reach. The wall between the C-suite and the rest of enterprises began to erode with the rise of the BlackBerry, as mobile email became pervasive through the entire corporate structure. But we’re still waiting for the next step.What is that next step? Look no further than what technologists refer to as SoMoClo (social, mobile, cloud, or the dreadful “mocial”). While enterprises may have been the first to push and adopt the cloud, consumers have done likewise with the rise of social computing. And everybody is mobile. The infographic below shows “three generations” of mobile phones in the workplace and ponders what could come next.The first generation is fairly simple. BlackBerries in the workplace dominated from about 1999 (from the CEO’s office) until 2007 (when the original iPhone was released).In 2012, BlackBerries are no longer the de facto phone you find in office settings, and not many people still carry two cellphones in their bags, one for work, one for personal use. The norm now is one phone – and it can do just about everything. That includes getting in touch with everybody you might know at any time. On a cellphone these days, work contacts mingle with private contacts. You might have Mork (your favorite sales rep) listed on your contacts list next to Mindy (your stepmother). Twitter lets people broadcast thoughts and connect with people everywhere. Facebook, often the bane of the enterprise, is one of the biggest ways to connect with friends, family and co-workers (and share embarrassing photos of them). The consumer world of social mobility has bled into the enterprise world of social mobility, and many companies do not like that. Sometimes messages are innocent like, “Bill, you will be at the meeting tomorrow at 9 a.m., right?” Other times they can be damaging to the company; “Bill here is the confidential slideshow for the meeting at 9 a.m.” The sender may not have meant to share private company data for the world to see, but we all know instances where that happens. The infographic indicates that 1% of workers have posted some type of confidential business material. That may not seem like a lot, but imagine if a prescription medication gave 1% of everyone who took it a stroke. The Food and Drug Administration would pull it off the shelves in a heartbeat, and the lawyers would have a field day. The infographic – from Salesforce Rypple – predicts a third generation to follow today’s consumer-centric mobile workplace, and is a good way to start a dialogue about how social mobility will progress in the enterprise.But it concentrates on services like Rypple, Chatter and Jive, (the former two owned by Salesforce with Jive one of the company’s partner services) which makes it a bit self-serving. There are plenty of other enterprise social clients – including Yammer (which just acquired oneDrum to compete with Jive), Jabber and a host of unified communications clients from Cisco, Telligent, SocialText, NewsGator as well as entrants from Microsoft, SAP and IBM. These are the shapes that SoMoClo has taken in the enterprise. The question: are these enterprise clients really the future of mobile social in the workplace? Or are today’s consumer services now too popular and too pervasive to be supplanted? As we have seen with the Bring Your Own Device revolution, workers do not like having tools they do not like shoved down their throats. To succeed, enterprise clients will have to be as powerful and comfortable as the best consumer services. Check out the infographic and let us know what you think about the future of enterprise social communication in the comments. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Strong winds damage Capitol wrap

first_imgOver the weekend, some of the biggest blustering in Jefferson City happened outside the state Capitol building, not inside it.The strong winds tore off some of the covering protecting the Capitol during the big renovation project.Jefferson City’s airport recorded a 56 mph wind gust, according to the National Weather Service. It topped out at 63 mph at Columbia Regional Airport.last_img

Delhi High Court raps Centre over status of Hockey India

first_imgThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Central government for not complying with its order regarding recognition of Hockey India (HI) and said that elections in it might be postponed.Despite the High Court’s order that HI is a private body and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) the only recognised body of the sport, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports said that both IHF and HI are recognised bodies.Furious over the stand taken by the government, Justice S Murlidhar said that it’s a breach of the court’s order and directed the government to issue fresh letter clarifying its stand by this evening.The court directed the Joint Secretary (Sports) Injeti Srinivas to appear before it at 3 pm with a clarification on government’s stand regarding status of HI.The court also made it clear that the elections in HI will not be allowed if the confusion persists.The High Court yesterday said the government should not associate itself with the HI elections as it is a private body and held that the IHF is the only recognised body for the sport in the country.The court had said that the election will be held only when the confusion regarding its status is cleared.It had also asked the government to withdraw its observer appointed to monitor the HI election.The High Court had on May 21 set aside the Centre’s decision to de-recognise the IHF and the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) de-affiliation of the Federation.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for fourth time

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo won FIFA’s player of the year award for the fourth time, beating his old rival Lionel Messi who was pulled out of the ceremony only a few hours earlier by his club Barcelona.Italian Claudio Ranieri won the coach of the year award for leading rank outsiders Leicester City to the English Premier League title.Ronaldo was rewarded for his performance in 2016 when he won the Champions League with his club Real Madrid and then Euro 2016 with Portugal. Five-times winner and four-times runner-up Messi was second and Frenchman Antoine Griezmann third.Barcelona said that Wednesday’s game against Athletic Bilbao would take priority over the ceremony and that none of their invited players would travel, which disappointed Ronaldo.”I would like Messi to have been here today but they have an important game on Wednesday and we can understand that,” he said after accepting the award from FIFA president Gianni Infantino.”I don’t have much more to say, I think the awards speak for themselves,” he added. “I’m very happy and I can say that 2016 was the best year of my career, the trophy shows that people aren’t blind and watch the games.”FIFA, which organised the award jointly with France Football magazine from 2010 to 2015 when it was named the Ballon d’Or, rebranded it as “The Best” this year after splitting with the French publication.France Football continued with its own award which was also won by Ronaldo last month.The ceremony, previously held at the Kongresshaus theatre in central Zurich, this year took place in the much more modest setting of a television studio on an industrial estate near the airport.advertisementRonaldo previously won in 2008, 2013, 2014 with Messi second on each occasion. Messi won from 2009-12 and then again in 2015 with Ronaldo second on every occasion except in 2010 when Andres Iniesta was runner-up.Ranieri said he was “crazy” after winning the coach’s award ahead of Fernando Santos, who led Portugal to the Euro 2016 title.”I am crazy now,” he said. “What happened last season in England was something strange. The football gods said Leicester must win.”Colombian side Atletico Nacional were given the Fair Play Award for conceding to Copa Sudamericana title to Brazilian side Chapecoense, whose team was decimated when a plane taking to the final crashed, killing 71 people.”We did nothing more than what we had to do….handing them this trophy as a gesture of hope,” said club presidentJuan Carlos de La Cuesta.American Carli Lloyd won the women’s player of the year award for the second year in a row.Mohd Faiz Subri, of Malaysian Super League side Penang, won the goal of the year award for a 35-metre free kick in which the ball dipped and swung in a bewildering fashion to leave the goalkeeper stranded.last_img read more

English tampering taunts won’t make Australia cry: Nathan Lyon

first_imgAustralian off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Tuesday said that his teammates will just have to bear English taunts over the ball-tampering affair on tour next month for the one-day international series.Australia will bring a new-look squad led by Test captain Tim Paine for the five-match series, with former skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner suspended for their parts in the scandal in South Africa.Off-spinner Lyon, who has been recalled to the ODI squad for the first time since 2016, said he expected England fans to take full advantage of recent events.”I’ve never played in England where they haven’t given it to us,” Lyon told reporters on Tuesday.”There’s no point taking some tissues out with us, we’ve just got to stand out there and cop it.”The series will be Australia’s first since the ill-fated tour of South Africa, where the scandal-plagued visitors slumped to a 3-1 loss.The tampering case resulted in year-long bans to Smith and Warner, with batsman Cameron Bancroft suspended for nine months. Head coach Darren Lehmann, who was cleared of wrongdoing, resigned and was replaced last week by Justin Langer.The damage to Australia’s reputation was far-reaching, with local fans disgusted and a major sponsor abruptly ending its support of the team.Cricket Australia has launched reviews into the players’ behaviour and its own operations, and Lyon said he hoped the England tour could be a fresh start.”It’s a good chance for Australian cricket to move on and a good chance for Australian players to rebuild the trust and faith of the Australian public and earn back their respect,” added Lyon, echoing comments from Langer’s first media conference as coach last week.advertisementLyon has been picked to test England’s left-handed batsmen on their home pitches in a warmup for next year’s World Cup in the same country.”It’s well documented that I want to play in all three formats for Australia, that’s my goal,” said Lyon, who has played most of his international cricket in tests.”To get this opportunity and be included in the squad and to head over to England, where the World Cup is is being played that’s going to be a massive advantage.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Mercedes flex muscles in Japan to leave rivals in the rear-view mirror

first_imgMercedes march onSealing their sixth consecutive constructors’ championship and ensuring they will secure a record sixth constructors’ and drivers’ double had an almost inevitable air after Mercedes’ strong start to the season. Having clinched it in Japan, their inexorable march should not detract from a remarkable achievement. It stretches back to the groundwork laid by Ross Brawn and the structures he created back in 2010. Three years of hard work and development ensued and what has emerged since has been outstanding. The team has come through on top after two major regulation changes, a feat never achieved before. After 2014 they were untouchable and in 2017, while the fight intensified, they remained on top. Nor should it be assumed that their success is simply a virtue of spending. In recent times both Toyota and Honda have proved that money alone guarantees nothing. A tighter battle at the front would be more than welcome and long overdue but it means others stepping up to match a Mercedes team showing no sign of weakness.Ferrari stumble againSebastian Vettel described Mercedes as “close to perfection” after the Japanese Grand Prix, where the Scuderia were once again found wanting. For the second race in succession they blew the chance to control the race. Vettel’s start cost him a shot at the win and Charles Leclerc hitting Max Verstappen took him out of contention. Perhaps worst of all, however, was how they dealt with the result of that. Mattia Binotto had spoken about how key it was to manage his drivers. Yet when Ferrari told Leclerc to come in to fix his damaged front wing, their driver stayed out. It was costly, dangerous and suggested that some control has slipped from the pitwall. Leclerc’s wing disintegrated, showering Lewis Hamilton with wreckage, and debris ended up in Lando Norris’s brake ducts, scuppering his chances. Leclerc and Ferrari took a penalty for not bringing the car in having told the FIA they would so. About which the race director, Michael Masi, described himself as “more than slightly annoyed from a safety perspective”. There is, it seems, a latitude between team and drivers that Ferrari must consider.The one-handed backlash Formula One 2019 Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… features Mercedes GP Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Motor sport Share on Messenger Formula 1 (@F1)Yeah, going through 130R is cool. But how about one-handed….?Nicely done @Charles_Leclerc 😎#JapaneseGP 🇯🇵 #F1 13, 2019 Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Share via Email Leclerc’s clash with Verstappen left his wing mirror loose. F1 posted a video of the driver attempting to check its stability. He did so while going through 130R and consequently took the once fearsomely challenging corner one-handed. That the current formula enables a driver to so do is far from the advert F1 doubtless intended and it was mercilessly picked up on social media. Martin Brundle was, as ever, spot on with his considered response. “Whilst I admire the precision and confidence in driving one-handed while attempting DIY at the same time, and desperately staying away from ‘in my day’, but the legendary 130R corner becoming effectively a straight line saddens me,” he tweeted. Some team members have long bemoaned that the sport has become run by engineers for whom higher downforce is all and with whose supremacy the challenge for drivers has dissipated. The 2021 regulations are supposed to address this but in Suzuka six teams were revealed to still oppose the new rules as they stand and the 31 October deadline looms ever larger.Ricciardo’s reason to grinWith Renault enduring a disappointing season and Daniel Ricciardo having had a particularly testing time at recent races, the Australian’s run from 16th to sixth was reason to be cheerful. Albeit one still subject to he FIA’s investigation into Racing Point’s protest at their brake bias system. Ricciardo had retired early in Russia and in Singapore started from the back after grid penalties. Japan had not looked like it would offer an improvement. A suspension problem cost him in qualifying and with overtaking tricky a long race awaited. However Ricciardo took to his task enthusiastically and unsurprisingly for one so adept at passing, began scything through the field. Renault too played his strategy well, giving him softs for a late charge and moving his teammate Nico Hülkenberg aside for him to do so. It paid off and he promptly dispatched Lance Stroll and Pierre Gasly. It was the performance he and Renault wanted and need. As a works team, fighting back from 16th is not where they want to be.Super Sunday flags up the futureWith Typhoon Hagibis ravaging parts of Japan, Suzuka escaped lightly. High winds and rain turned out to be the worst of it on the coastline where the track sits 300km south-west of Tokyo. Qualifying was rightly postponed for safety reasons on the Saturday and by Sunday blue skies greeted the action. There was a lot to pack into the day but that it went well will have been noted by F1 as it considers how race weekends might change. There were only three hours between qualifying and the race, and some concern it would be difficult to turn everything around. But the teams and organisers managed it with aplomb. It even proved long enough for Williams to rebuild Robert Kubica’s car around a new chassis after his crash. Reverse grid sprint races on a Saturday are still hoped to be given a trial next year with France and Spa in the frame to host them. F1 is also believed to be looking at ways to shorten the race weekend. Sunday qualifying as demonstrated in Suzuka may yet be a proposal. Share on WhatsApp Ferrari Share on Facebook Formula Onelast_img read more