Foton tries to snap F2 Logistics win streak

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We want to win this game because I believe that they are one of the biggest challenges in our goal of winning the title,” said Branislav.Whether the effort would pay off will be seen when the back-to-back champion Tornadoes take on the Cargo Movers in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Batangas City Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“This game will be very crucial, F2 Logistics has yet to lose,” said Branislav, adding that a win in the 6 p.m. match would serve as a strong statement to the league.The match may decide which team takes the top ranking in the knockout phase that begins Dec. 5. Petron, meanwhile, takes on Iriga City in the opener at 4 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The entire Foton team, not just its coach Moro Branislav, showed up just to see F2 Logistics play against Cignal last Tuesday.For the outspoken Serbian coach, it’s better that the players see for themselves how the unbeaten league-leader plays ahead of their encounter on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PBAPC honors ‘sixth man’ Jalalon, Pingris, Conecenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Juventus back joint top in Serie A as Inter held in Fiorentina

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus got back winning in Serie A © AFP / Isabella BONOTTOMilan, Italy, Dec 15 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus beat Udinese 3-1 to join Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table on Sunday after Antonio Conte’s side were held 1-1 at Fiorentina.Dusan Vlahovic snatched a point for Fiorentina two minutes into injury time to frustrate Inter Milan who had led following Borja Valero’s opener after eight minutes in Tuscany. Both Juventus and Inter Milan have 39 points from 16 games, with Antonio Conte’s side ahead on goal difference.Ronaldo struck twice in the first half to make it five goals in four games as the reigning champions got back winning after last weekend’s first defeat of the season to Lazio.“That’s how we have to play, with confidence,” said Ronaldo.The Portuguese star tapped in a Paulo Dybala rebound after nine minutes at the Allianz Stadium, and burst through to finish off a Gonzalo Higuain cross on 36 minutes.Leonardo Bonucci sealed the three points just before the break when he headed in from close range.Fiorentina’s Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic (right) snatched a late equaliser against Inter Milan. © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEIgnacio Pussetto pulled a goal back for 17th-placed Udinese four minutes into injury time.“It is the first time after a Champions League match that we managed to attack the game well,” said Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri.“We played very well for 60 minutes.”In Florence, Valero scored off a Marcelo Brozovic cross against his former club.But the visitors failed to kill off the game.Lautaro Martinez had the ball in the net after 39 minutes but it was disallowed because of Romelu Lukaku’s offside position.And Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski did well to deny Lukaku minutes later at full stretch.But just as it looked like Fiorentina were set to fall to a fifth consecutive defeat, 19-year-old Serb Vlahovic broke through from his own half, outpacing Milan Skriniar to rifle in from an angle.It condemned Inter to their second consecutive stalemate after Roma last weekend, and follows their Champions League exit to Barcelona on Tuesday.“It’s the third game where we did not get what we deserved,” said Conte.“We weren’t good at taking our many chances.“Maybe we’re paying for fatigue. We’ve had seven games in 21 days, with Lautaro and Lukaku playing constantly.”The pressure remains on coach Vincenzo Montella with Fiorentina’s last win on October 30, and their next game against in-form Roma.– Roma move fourth –Roma moved up to fourth and into the Champions League places after three second-half goals sealed a 3-1 win over rock bottom SPAL.Andrea Petagna had put SPAL ahead from the spot just before the break after Aleksandar Kolarov clumsily brought down Thiago Cionek in the box.But Lorenzo Pellegrini pulled the hosts level eight minutes after the interval with a shot that took a deflection off Nenad Tomovic.Inter Milan midfielder Borja Valero scored against his former club Fiorentina. © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEDiego Perotti put Roma ahead with a 66th-minute penalty before substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed victory seven minutes from time.Roma are one point behind third-placed city rivals Lazio, who play fifth-placed Caglairi on Monday.“Today it was important to win,” said Roma coach Paulo Fonseca. Napoli drop to eighth — 11 points off the top four — after last season’s runners-up lost 2-1 to Parma on Saturday.Atalanta are sixth after falling 2-1 at Bologna just days after the Champions League newcomers sealed their place in the competition’s last 16.Rodrigo Palacio opened the scoring after 12 minutes for Bologna off a rebound after a Riccardo Orsolini effort came off the post.Andrea Poli nodded in the second eight minutes after the break, before Ruslan Malinovskyi pulled a goal back on the hour mark.Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are sixth on 28 points, four points off the Champions League places.AS Roma midfielder Henrik Mkhitaryan (right) celebrates with Lorenzo Pellegrini after both scored against SPAL © AFP / Andreas SOLAROAC Milan were held to a goalless draw against Sassuolo at the San Siro as the former European giants marked their 120th anniversary in tepid style.Theo Hernandez had a goal ruled out after half an hour following a Franck Kessie handball in the buildup, with Rafael Leao hitting the crossbar and the post.Stefano Pioli’s side failed to make it three wins in a row and sit 10th with Sassuolo three places and five points below.Hellas Verona battled back from three goals down with all three substitutes scoring in a 15-minute second-half spell to hold Torino 3-3.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The Key to Improving Global Cybersecurity is Data Science

first_imgAI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Tags:#cybersecurity#data science Related Posts Ryan Ayers is a researcher and consultant within multiple industries including information technology, blockchain and business development. Always up for a challenge, Ayers enjoys working with startups as well as Fortune 500 companies. When not at work, Ayers loves reading science fiction novels and watching the LA Clippers. How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Ryan Ayers Cybersecurity is of increasing importance to enterprise and public leaders. In their efforts to mitigate cybercrime, organizations are increasingly leveraging data to protect sensitive information. Now, the world’s computer scientists are levering big data technology to stay ahead of hackers. But, the key will be to improve global cybersecurity.Statistical research, among other data science techniques, is generating impressive advancements in cyber defense. Time is of the essence in this regard. As the Internet of Things (IoT) expands the digital universe, cybercriminals are leveraging this increasingly prominent attack vector to compromise information networks.Data on the front lines of cyber defense.Historically, the media represented hackers as mischievous teens with a penchant for wreaking havoc. More recently, however, the media — as well as the general public — increasingly recognize that hackers are cunning craftsmen who compromise networks for profit.On the other side of the coin, ethical hackers acquire the same skills as cybercriminals to protect sensitive enterprise data. In addition, data scientists develop programs that detect unusual traffic to thwart the work of cybercriminals.Although cybersecurity is a global problem, the United States experiences the most incidents of cyber breaches.According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, U.S. organizations were attacked by cybercriminals over 100 times in 2018. The intrusion events represented the most significant number of breaches in any single country in the world.Due to the rise of cyber breaches, many organizations employ ethical hackers to protect their sensitive data. White hat hackers start their work by learning what information needs protection. Furthermore, they develop theories as to what hackers could do with that information. Ethical hackers also assess an organization’s current cybersecurity resources and practices.Ethical hackers are using varying tools to discover and repair network vulnerabilities.Their toolkit includes software designed especially for cybersecurity. As an example, information security specialists use the NMAP tool for port scanning and identifying operation systems. They also use Nikto or Metasploit to scan for Web server attack vectors.Increasingly, cybersecurity specialists use big data analyses to test for network aberrations. Data, however, is not the only new resource in the ethical hacker toolkit.The latest in high-tech cyber defense.A growing digital universe generated by innovations such as social media and the IoT has provided hackers with an increasing amount of valuable bounties. Today, expert hackers collaborate with criminal syndicates and even government agencies to compromise organizational networks.Digital malicious actors are skilled at finding any and every vulnerability in a network. Hackers easily bypass advanced security measures that enterprises believe will keep their information safe. Resultingly, security vendors are working on creative technologies to stymie cybercriminals.One company is working on what could become the evolution of the firewall. Illusive Networks specializes in using virtual and augmented reality to create facsimiles of enterprise networks.The idea is that the faux digital networks will contain malicious actors by providing a harmless twin environment. Once hackers have entered this false environment, they will continue their efforts to compromise the network and eventually give up, or administrators will kick the intruders out of the system.The technology is a new branch of cybersecurity called deception technology. Illusive Network officials express that their innovation can map potential attack vectors, help administrators patch vulnerabilities and provide real-time forensic reporting.Skilling up for the fight.Professionals across many industries and fields leverage data to improve operations. However, select professions are only open to individuals with mathematics or statistics training. These professionals help organizations solve intricate information related problems. They also analyze data generated by emerging innovations such as deceptive technologies. What’s more, they work with security vendors to develop new, powerful cybersecurity resources.The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine gathered to discuss cybersecurity in 2018. The main topic was the rapidly growing threat that’s emerging because of security gaps in the Internet of Things.According to symposium literature, malicious actors have executed notable cyber attacks using IoT devices. Standard technologies such as firewall and encryption are designed to stop these intrusions. However, cites the group, IT professionals need new countermeasures to discover and react to malicious activity. The conversation about securing the IoT and neutralizing cyber threats is an ongoing discussion among IT security experts.Data scientists are developing amazing technologies to protect the world’s information. Time, however, will tell which side will emerge as the victor.One day, data scientists may succeed in creating impenetrable information networks. For now, researchers are looking to innovations such as deceptive technologies as the next best alternative to bulletproof security. Soon, malicious actors could face myriad obstacles, making network intrusion a trivial pursuit. Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Cycle tracks to be set up in 10 cities

first_imgThe Maharashtra government is planning to implement its Streets with Cycle Track project in 10 cities to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.A Government Resolution (GR) was recently issued naming Amaravati, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Kolhapur, Pune, Solapur, Nasik, Latur, Aurangabad and Jalgaon as the 10 cities where the Public Works Department (PWD) will lay cycle tracks on roads. A committee of four comprising the Additional Director General of Police (Traffic), Secretary PWD (Roads), and two members of NGO Mission Olympics will study the project and provide technical inputs. The committee will choose the roads for implementing the project and suggest modifications to the road design if necessary. It will also have the power to seek the help of organisations that promote cycling.Dedicated lanesThe GR stated, “It has been observed that people do not use cycles due to the absence of dedicated lanes. In several industrial towns, employees travel a distance of seven to eight kilometres to get to work. Setting up dedicated tracks would encourage them to cycle to work, leading to easing of traffic congestion and reducing of pollution levels.”The project will be implemented in other cities in the State based on the success of the project in the 10 cities. However, Mumbai and Thane, which witness the worst traffic snarl-ups, have been omitted from the first stage of implementation. A senior PWD official said clogged roads and ongoing infrastructure work in the cities led the department to omit them from the project for now. “It will be difficult to set up dedicated cycle tracks in these cities now. Roads are overflowing with traffic with ongoing metro work.”last_img read more

Jump from space makes Felix Baumgartner world’s first supersonic skydiver

first_imgFelix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles below him, millions of people were right there with him, watching on the Internet and marveling at the wonder of the moment.A second later, he stepped off the capsule and barreled toward the New Mexico desert as a tiny white speck against a darkly-tinted sky. Millions watched him breathlessly as he shattered the sound barrier and then landed safely about nine minutes later, becoming the world’s first supersonic skydiver.”When I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble, you do not think about breaking records anymore, you do not think about gaining scientific data,” Baumgartner said after the jump. “The only thing you want is to come back alive.”The tightly-orchestrated jump meant primarily to entertain became much more than that in the dizzying, breathtaking moment – a collectively shared cross between Neil Armstrong’s moon landing and Evel Knievel’s famed motorcycle jumps on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.”It was part scientific wonder, part daredevil reality show, with the live-streamed event instantly capturing the world’s attention on a sleepy Sunday at the same time seven NFL football games were being played. It proved, once again, the power of the Internet in a world where news travels as fast as Twitter.The event happened without a network broadcast in the United States, though organizers said more than 40 television stations in 50 countries – including cable’s Discovery Channel in the US – carried the live feed. Instead, millions flocked online, drawing more than 8 million simultaneous views to a YouTube live stream at its peak, YouTube officials said.More than 130 digital outlets carried the live feed, organizers said.It was a last hurrah for what some have billed as a dying Space Age, as NASA’s shuttle program ends and the ways humans explore space is dramatically changing. As the jump unfolded, the space shuttle Endeavor crept toward a Los Angeles museum, where it will become nothing more than an exhibit.Baumgartner, a 43-year-old Austrian, hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph, according to preliminary data, and became the first person to reach supersonic speed without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft. The capsule he jumped from had reached an altitude of 128,100 feet above Earth, carried by a 55-story ultra-thin helium balloon.Landing on his feet in the desert, the man known as “Fearless Felix” lifted his arms in victory to the cheers of jubilant friends and spectators who closely followed at a command center. Among them was his mother, Eva Baumgartner, who was overcome with emotion, crying.”Sometimes we have to get really high to see how small we are,” an exuberant Baumgartner told reporters outside mission control after the jump.About half of Baumgartner’s nine-minute descent was a free fall of 119,846 feet, according to Brian Utley, a jump observer from the FAI, an international group that works to determine and maintain the integrity of aviation records.During the first part of Baumgartner’s free fall, anxious onlookers at the command center held their breath as he appeared to spin uncontrollably.”When I was spinning first 10, 20 seconds, I never thought I was going to lose my life but I was disappointed because I’m going to lose my record. I put seven years of my life into this,” he said.He added: “In that situation, when you spin around, it’s like hell and you don’t know if you can get out of that spin or not. Of course, it was terrifying. I was fighting all the way down because I knew that there must be a moment where I can handle it.”Baumgartner said traveling faster than sound is “hard to describe because you don’t feel it.” The pressurized suit prevented him from feeling the rushing air or even the loud noise he made when breaking the sound barrier.With no reference points, “you don’t know how fast you travel,” he said.Coincidentally, Baumgartner’s accomplishment came on the 65th anniversary of the day that U.S. test pilot Chuck Yeager became the first man to officially break the sound barrier in a jet. Yeager, in fact, commemorated that feat on Sunday, flying in the back seat of an F-15 Eagle as it broke the sound barrier at more than 30,000 feet above California’s Mojave Desert.At Baumgartner’s insistence, some 30 cameras recorded his stunt. Shortly after launch early Sunday, screens at mission control showed the capsule, dangling from the massive balloon, as it rose gracefully above the New Mexico desert. Baumgartner could be seen on video, calmly checking instruments inside the capsule.The dive was more than just a stunt. NASA is eager to improve its blueprints for future spacesuits.Baumgartner’s team included Joe Kittinger, who first tried to break the sound barrier from 19.5 miles up in 1960, reaching speeds of 614 mph. With Kittinger inside mission control, the two men could be heard going over technical details during the ascension.”Our guardian angel will take care of you,” Kittinger radioed to Baumgartner around the 100,000-foot mark.After Baumgartner landed, his sponsor, Red Bull, posted a picture to Facebook of him kneeling on the ground. It generated nearly 216,000 likes, 10,000 comments and more than 29,000 shares in less than 40 minutes.On Twitter, half the worldwide trending topics had something to do with the jump, pushing past seven NFL football games. Among them was this tweet from NASA: “Congratulations to Felix Baumgartner and RedBull Stratos on record-breaking leap from the edge of space!”This attempt marked the end of a long road for Baumgartner, a record-setting high-altitude jumper. He already made two preparation jumps in the area, one from 15 miles high and another from 18 miles high. He has said that this was his final jump.Red Bull has never said how much the long-running, complex project cost.Although he broke the sound barrier, the highest manned-balloon flight record and became the man to jump from the highest altitude, he failed to break Kittinger’s 5 minute and 35 second longest free fall record. Baumgartner’s was timed at 4 minutes and 20 seconds in free fall.He said he opened his parachute at 5,000 feet because that was the plan.”I was putting everything out there, and hope for the best and if we left one record for Joe – hey it’s fine,” he said when asked if he intentionally left the record for Kittinger to hold. “We needed Joe Kittinger to help us break his own record, and that tells the story of how difficult it was and how smart they were in the 60’s. He is 84 years old, and he is still so bright and intelligent and enthusiastic”.Baumgartner has said he plans to settle down with his girlfriend and fly helicopters on mountain rescue and firefighting missions in the U.S. and Austria.Before that, though, he said, “I’ll go back to LA to chill out for a few days.”advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more