Gallen set for Portsmouth role

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesJoe Gallen is set to link up with Kenny Jackett again, as assistant manager at Portsmouth.Jackett has taken over as manager at Fratton Park from Paul Cook, who recently left for Wigan having guided Pompey to promotion to League One.Gallen, from Acton, previously worked as Jackett’s assistant at Millwall, Wolves and more recently Rotherham.They initially worked together at QPR, where Gallen was a youth coach and Jackett was assistant boss during Ian Holloway’s first spell as manager at Loftus Road.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Google Proposes to Extend DNS Protocol, Optimize Speed of Browsing

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Today, Google, along with a group of DNS and content providers, including Neustar/UltraDNS, published a proposal to extend the DNS (domain name server) protocol. DNS is the system that translates URLs for humans (e.g., into numeric IP addresses used by all computers for online communication.To be perfectly explicit, Google is proposing “to allow Authoritative Nameservers to return varying replies based upon the network address of the client that initiated the query rather than of the client’s Recursive Resolver.” If that made no sense to you, read on for a plain-English discussion of the issue at hand and what it means for users.Last month, when Google launched a public DNS service, they described DNS protocols simply, saying, “Most of us aren’t familiar with DNS because it’s often handled automatically by our Internet Service Provider (ISP), but it provides an essential function for the web. You could think of it as the switchboard of the Internet, converting easy-to-remember domain names – e.g., – into the unique Internet Protocol (IP) numbers – e.g., – that computers use to communicate with one another.”What Google’s proposing is that enough information be sent during these machine/network communications to optimize browsing speed by creating connections with topologically close servers, but not so much information as to violate users’ privacy. In other words, by gathering enough data about a user’s location in a network, the system can then optimize that connection to have as few degrees of separation as possible between the user and the host.Wilmer van der Gaast and Carlo Contavalli wrote on behalf of the Google Public DNS team, “Our proposed DNS protocol extension lets recursive DNS resolvers include part of your IP address in the request sent to authoritative nameservers. Only the first three octets, or top 24 bits, are sent providing enough information to the authoritative nameserver to determine your network location, without affecting your privacy.”The proposal was posted today and might be accepted as an official Internet standard within the next few months. “We plan to continue working with all interested parties on implementing this solution and are looking forward to a healthy discussion on the dnsext mailing list,” the team concluded.This relates pretty closely to the stated goals of Google’s Speed project, which aims to make users’ browsing experience faster overall. Internet protocols have been part of the Speed plan from its inception more than six months ago. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market jolie odelllast_img read more

London Olympics: Indian wrestlers Amit Kumar, Narsingh Yadav out

first_imgYoung Indian wrestler Amit Kumar was done in by bad luck as he was at the receiving end in repachage from Bulgarian Radoslav Marinov Velikov in the 55kg category at the London Olympics on Friday.After losing his quarter-final to a strong Georgian Vladimer Khinchegashvili, Amit Kumar was kept waiting. However, as the Georgian won, Amit got a fresh lease of life.Earlier, 19-year-old Amit had defeated Iran’s in the pre-quarterfinals.The repachage bout was much awaited as it was being held in an action packed evening in between the semi-finals.Amit versus Radoslav had all the trappings of a thriller as both the grapplers were not in a mood to give up.However, as luck would have it, Amit did not enjoy a good time at the end of each round. As per the rules, at the end of each round if neither wrestler has scored a point, then the referee does a small lottery as to which person gets a chance to do a “clinch.”In clinch, the wrestler gets the chance to go on the offensive. And in two successive rounds, despite fans egging on Amit at the Excel centre, he lost the “clinch” to Radoslav. And as a result it left Amit out of the competition.”I am overall happy with my performance. Earlier wrestlers used to lose in the first round and now in repachage I have fought with seasoned wrestlers” said Amit later.Disastrous campaign for Narisngh Yadav Earlier in the day, in the 74kg weight category, Narisngh Pancham Yadav’s campaign turned out to be a disastrous one as he lost in the first round to Mattthew Judah Gentry of Canada.advertisementIf Narsingh was hoping his opponent would progress to the final so that he could get a chance for the repechage, which is like an elimination, he had no such luck.Earlier on, Amit was simply not good enough for the Georgian opponent Vladimer Khinchegashvili. Vladimer won the first match 4-0, despite some doubts over the referee’s decision.The Indian did get a “clinch” in the first round but could not make use of it.In the second round, Amit tried hard but was done in by a stronger opponent.All eyes will now be on Yogeshwar Dutt in the 60kg category and Sushil on Sunday.These are the last chances for India to win another medal at the London Olympics.last_img read more

Diaspora Conference to Focus on Investment and Trade

first_imgThe 5th biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference got underway on Sunday, June 16, with a record 700 persons in attendance.These include local and overseas delegates, speakers, exhibitors and journalists.The record turnout is in keeping with the predictions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade that this year’s conference would be the biggest and best yet. Also, it is an endorsement of the efforts of the planning committee to transform the event, which has been re-calibrated, re-packaged and re-branded, with a change in the event logo, and intensified marketing.[RELATED: Diaspora Central to Jamaica’s Progress – PM]State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, in his remarks at the opening ceremony held at the Hilton Rose Hall hotel in Montego Bay, said there is no doubt that progress has been made since the first staging of the Diaspora conference in 2004.He said the nation’s engagement with the Diaspora is becoming more refined and better suited to its purpose.“With the increasing involvement of Jamaicans at home in projects initiated in the Diaspora, we are moving closer to the type of framework, which the experts agree is the essence of a vibrant and effective Diaspora/homeland partnership,” he stated.Mr. Brown said that having attended Diaspora conferences in other countries, and having analysed other homeland/Diaspora partnerships, he is of the view that Jamaica has all the essential elements for an extremely successful partnership with its Diaspora.He expressed the view that the time is ripe to provide more support to all aspects of the Diaspora organisation, including an implementation process for recommendations put forward at the conference.“For this purpose, we propose to establish the Diaspora implementation council, post conference,” he informed.Mr. Brown stated that this “purposeful collaboration” will not make Jamaica a place that people will admire significantly more than they do now, but it will also make Jamaicans everywhere proud, while leaving a legacy for future generations.This year’s conference, which is being held under the theme: ‘A Nation on a mission: Jamaica – Diaspora Partnership for Development’, seeks to build on the legacy of Jamaica50, by exploring defined opportunities for the Diaspora to expand their business interest in Jamaica through increased trade and investment, large and small. It is particularly focused on trade and investment, as well as broadening the Diaspora’s contribution to health and education.Member of Parliament for East Central St. James, Edmund Bartlett, who represented the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness at the opening ceremony, said that he believes the caucus is timely, as there is a need for “all hands to be on deck, and every shoulder to be put to the wheel”.“We must endeavor to harness the efforts of stakeholders near and far, forge enduring partnerships and build consensus, as we pursue actions in the present that will further propel our nation towards prosperity and the economic independence we desire,” he stated.Contact: Bryan Millerlast_img read more

In the news today Dec 13

first_imgFour stories in the news for Thursday, Dec. 13———CHINA CONFIRMS DETENTION OF TWO CANADIANSTwo Canadian men have been detained in China on suspicion of “endangering national security,” the country’s foreign ministry said today. Spokesman Lu Kang confirmed that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday and that they are being handled separately. Canada has been informed of the detentions, Lu said, but declined to say whether the men have been provided with lawyers. The two cases ratchet up pressure on Canada, which is holding the CFO of telecommunications giant Huawei at the request of the United States.———KHADR ASKING COURT TO CHANGE BAIL CONDITIONSLawyers for former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr are scheduled to appear in Edmonton court today to seek changes to bail conditions he faces while he appeals war crime convictions by a U.S. military commission. Khadr, who is now 32, is seeking a Canadian passport to travel to Saudi Arabia and wants permission to speak to his sister. An application filed by his lawyer, Nathan Whitling, suggests Khadr’s appeal in the U.S. been overly delayed and he has obeyed all the conditions of his release.———POT STORES ON AGENDA AT TORONTO COUNCILCouncillors in Toronto are set to debate whether to allow retail pot shops in Canada’s largest city. City staff recommend councillors allow privately run cannabis stores to operate in Toronto, saying it would “would have the unintended consequence of encouraging the illegal market.” The issue is on the agenda for today’s council meeting, a day after councillors in two neighbouring municipalities voted against having pot shops within their boundaries.———SEX ASSAULT TRIAL RESUMES FOR EX-GYMNASTICS COACHThe trial of a former high-ranking gymnastics coach accused of sexual assault resumes in Sarnia, Ont., today. Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching at his judge-alone trial. The former head coach of the women’s national team is accused of sexually assaulting a young gymnast years ago. At the beginning of the trial in October, a woman who is now in her 30s testified that Brubaker would kiss her on the lips to say hello and goodbye starting when she was 12 years old.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— A coalition of fishing, environmental and tourism operators will protest new oil leases they say are putting the Sable Island National Park Reserve in Nova Scotia at risk.— The case of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is due in court. McArthur faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay community.— The trial of Edward Downey, 48, will continue today. He faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Sara Baillie and her daughter Taliyah Marsman in the summer of 2016.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Attempt to break into Democratic Party voter data thwarted

first_imgCHICAGO – An attempt to break into the Democratic National Committee’s massive voter database has been thwarted, a party official said Wednesday, two years after Russian operatives sent the party into disarray by hacking into its computers and facilitating the release of tens of thousands of emails amid the presidential election.A web security firm using artificial intelligence uncovered the attempt. The DNC was notified Tuesday, it said. Hackers had created a fake login page to gather usernames and passwords in an effort to gain access to the Democratic Party’s voter file, a party official said. The file contains information on tens of millions of voters. The attempt was quickly thwarted by suspending the attacker’s account, and no information was compromised, the official said. The FBI was notified.The official wasn’t authorized to speak about sensitive security information and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.Government and tech officials say it’s too early to know who was behind the attempt. The FBI declined to comment to the AP.The attempt comes as Democrats gather for their summer meeting. The party’s cybersecurity has been an issue since the 2016 presidential election, when Russian hackers compromised DNC servers and publicly revealed internal communications that exploited divisions between Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns as the two candidates vied for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hackers also accessed the email accounts of Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, and systematically released the contents throughout the fall campaign.It also comes a day after Microsoft announced it had uncovered similarly fraudulent websites created by Kremlin agents that spoofed two conservative outfits that are foes of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, presumably to trick unwitting visitors into surrendering credentials.Bob Lord, the DNC’s chief security officer, said the attempt showed how serious the cyberthreat is and why it’s critical that state and federal officials work together on security.“This attempt is further proof that there are constant threats as we head into midterm elections and we must remain vigilant in order to prevent future attacks,” Lord said in a statement.He said President Donald Trump isn’t doing enough to protect American democracy. Previously, Trump mocked the DNC’s cybersecurity and cast doubt on U.S. intelligence officials’ findings that Russia was involved.At a previously scheduled election security briefing Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the quick response to the attempted DNC hack showed that the system was working “and that different entities understand who to reach out to,” she said.“Any attack on a political party or a campaign is important for us all to take seriously,” she said, emphasizing the government was doing all it could to help protect election systems ahead of the midterm elections. At stake is control of Congress, which could potentially switch from Republican to Democrat.Amid the news, a Senate committee abruptly postponed a Wednesday vote on legislation to help states prevent against election hacking, frustrating Democrats and at least one Republican on the panel.The vote was put off by the Senate Rules and Administration Committee after a bipartisan group of lawmakers spent months negotiating the legislation. The bill would aim to protect state election infrastructure by requiring that all states use backup paper ballots and conduct audits after elections, among other measures. It would also require DHS to immediately notify states if the federal government is aware that a state election system has been breached.A Senate Republican aide said the vote was postponed because secretaries of state had complained about certain provisions, including the type of audits the bill would require. The aide said additional Republican support would be necessary to move the legislation out of committee. The aide was not authorized to speak about the committee’s reasoning and spoke on condition of anonymity.Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, one of the bill’s sponsors, said after the vote’s postponement: “Congressional inaction is unacceptable.”The bill “will help states take necessary steps to further prepare our election infrastructure for the possibility of interference from not just Russia, but other possible adversaries like Iran or North Korea or a hacktivist group,” Lankford said.The DNC committee attempt wasn’t mentioned at a Senate hearing on election security Wednesday, according to senators who were present.States have been scrambling to secure their election systems since it was revealed that Russian hackers targeted election systems in at least 21 states in 2016, though the number is likely greater. There has been no indication any vote tallies were changed. Nielsen said at the briefing that states should have auditing systems in part as a safeguard so the public knows the vote tallies can be trusted.In Tuesday’s incident, a scanning tool deployed by the San Francisco security company Lookout detected a masquerading website designed to harvest the passwords of users of the login page of NGP VAN, a technology provider used by the Democrats and other liberal-leaning political organizations, said Mike Murray, the company’s vice-president of security intelligence. He said he contacted the DNC.The tool, which leverages artificial intelligence, has been in development for a year and wasn’t tasked to scan any sites in particular but instead to identify phishing sites based on typical attributes, Murray said.“This is the beauty of AI: It finds things that humans don’t know to look for,” he said.He said the tool notified Lookout before the impostor page had even been populated with content. “As soon as we realized how fast it was developing, I decided to reach out to contacts that I know at the DNC.” Murray also contacted the website hosting company, Digital Ocean.Ross Rustici, senior director for intelligence services at Cybereason in Boston, said a voter database is a juicy target for anyone trying to exacerbate political divisions in the U.S. or gain insight on political opponents.“The data housed in these types of databases would be incredibly useful both for domestic opposition research as well as for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes,” he said.___Long reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Mary Clare Jalonick in Washington, Frank Bajak in Boston and Mike Balsamo in Los Angeles contributed to this report.last_img read more

Taste of the Town kicks off LiveIt Green month in Fort St

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has announced that October is LiveIt! Green Month in the city, and the month-long initiative is kicking off this weekend with an event to promote local businesses using locally-sourced ingredients.LiveIt! Green Month is a month-long initiative that aims to promote and celebrate green projects and activities in the community and to educate citizens on some green ideas they can use in their homes.Each week focuses on a unique topic including food security, water management, waste reduction, and energy literacy. Taste of the Town, which is held from September 29th to October 6th, is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to support local businesses, producers, and restaurants while sampling fresh, locally produced food and beverage.Participating businesses include Whole Wheat & Honey, Fort St. John Farmers’ Market, Hip Peace Produce, Homesteader Health, Beard’s Brewing Co., Mighty Peace Brewing Co., NEAT, and Spicy Fusion.Residents are encouraged to use the Taste of the Town Passport by picking one up at the Fort St. John Visitor Centre or downloading it at and returning it by October 12 for a chance to win a prize.Additional events during LiveIt! Green month include a Home Game Butchering Workshop, Gardening Series with NEAT, fermentation demonstration, Yard Waste drop-off, Passive House and Water Treatment Facility tours, and various project showcases.More information about the many green activities and projects can be found at read more

Registration for nonballotee pilgrims begins Tuesday

first_imgHajj Pilgrims. UNB File PhotoThe final registration process of the pilgrims who will perform Hajj this year under private management will begin on Tuesday.Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) general secretary M Shahadat Hossain announced the schedule at a press briefing on Monday, reports UNB.The ending date of the registration however would be announced later, he said.The lowest package has been fixed at Tk 332,868, the HAAB general secretary told the newsmen.For the purpose of sacrificial animal, an additional sum of Tk 11,000 will be charged.Those who performed Hajj in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as those who got Saudi visas last year but did not perform Hajj were requested to submit 2,100 Saudi Riyals (Tk 46,935), if they want to perform Hajj this year.The aspiring pilgrims will have to pay the entire money to the Hajj agencies by 15 April.On 26 February, the cabinet approved the draft Hajj Package, 2018.Earlier on 22 February, the ministry published a list of serial numbers of Hajj pilgrims, who will be able to enrol in the final Hajj registration this year.The Hajj pilgrims have also been asked to submit scanned copies of their passports during the e-Hajj registration process, it added.According to the Hajj agreement with Saudi Arabia, a total of 127,198 pilgrims from Bangladesh will be able to perform Hajj this year. Of them, 7,198 will perform Hajj under the government management and 120,000 under private management.The Hajj is likely to be held on 21 August this year subject to the moon sighting.last_img read more

Two drug traders found dead in two districts

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationPolice recovered the bodies of two suspected drug traders in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga and Tangail sadar upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.In Chuadanga, police recovered the body of a suspected drug trader from Satkopat area in Alamdanga upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased Oltu Mandal, 27, son of Mohasin Ali, a resident of Gobindapur village and accused in 12 drug cases.Abu Zihad Fakhrul Alam Khan, officer-in-charge of Alamdanga police station, said locals spotted the bullet-ridden body of Oltu around 10:00am and informed police.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.Police said Oltu might have been killed following an enmity over sharing of money earned through drug business.Meanwhile, in Tangail, police recovered the bullet hit body of an alleged drug paddler from a playground in Charaberibandh area of Sadar upazila.The deceased Abdul Mannan, 45, is son of Ali Hossain of Kandapara area in Tangail Municipality area.Sayedur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Tangail Model Police Station, said Mannan was killed in a gunfight between two gangs of drug traders around 3:30am at Charaberibandh area.Later, in the morning police recovered the body, he said.Police also recovered a pistol, three shells and 200 pieces of yaba pills from the spot, he added.Mannan, a well-known yaba trader, was wanted in six drug related cases filed with Sadar Model Police Station, he added.Sanjit Kumar Roy, Superintendent of Tangail Police, said Mannan was killed in a factional clash.With the latest one, at least 117 people were killed in ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies while 39 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.last_img read more

Partnership Pushes For 3 Billion From Texas Rainy Day Fund For Harvey

first_imgREUTERS/Adrees LatifA man walks through floodwaters after surveying his property in Rockport, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.Governor Greg Abbott has declared disaster recovery one of five emergency items for the 2019 legislative session. While there are dozens of Hurricane Harvey-related bills in circulation, there are two of prime importance to Houston’s business community. The bills would tap nearly a quarter of the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund, better known as the Rainy Day Fund.“One has, on the Senate side, been introduced by Senator Brandon Creighton out of Conroe. He has introduced a bill calling for $3 billion to address both recovery and mitigation, and we’re really encouraged by that,” said Taylor Landin, senior vice president for public policy at the Greater Houston Partnership. “On the House side, Chairman Dade Phelan out of Beaumont has introduced a bill [that’s] very similar.” Like Abbott, the Greater Houston Partnership also named disaster recovery as one of its top priorities for the 2019 Texas Legislature. And Landin said the business community wants a bill with as broad an impact as possible in order to attract statewide support.“There’s the recovery aspect, which is everything looking backward – so unanticipated matching needs of local communities, City of Houston and Harris County included of course, but across the 55 counties that were impacted by the storm. And then we also think about it in terms of future mitigation,” he said. The state is in an unusually strong fiscal position, but Landin said it will still be a challenge to get that much money, given competing priorities such as school finance reform and Medicaid. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:43 Sharelast_img read more