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first_imgSinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has said that the future of the fishing industry depends on having strong representatives in Europe and there needs to be a review of how Irish boats get just 7 per cent of fish in Irish waters.The Midlands Northwest candidate said tonight: “The fishing industry has been decimated by decades of underinvestment and European bureaucracy.“EU regulations governing Irish fishing have brought the industry to its knees. It has been estimated that the commercial value of Ireland’s fisheries between 1975 and 2010 was €210 billion. Over this period Ireland’s share of this was €17 billion while our net loss was €184 billion. “Ireland has roughly 20% of the EU’s waters but one of the smallest fishing quotas. Even in our own waters Irish fishermen have only a 7% quota. Spain has a 34% quota and can regularly land abundant catches of monkfish and other varieties long after the quota has been reached for Irish fishing vessels.“Ireland’s fishing industry and ports like Killybegs and Ros a Mhíl need a strong voice in Europe arguing for their rights. In 2013 Sinn Féin’s sitting MEP Martina Anderson successfully amended the CFP report to include the 1976 Hague Preferences which will now seek to ensure special recognition for Irish fishing communities and their quotas.“Sinn Féin has shown what we can do. By voting for Sinn Féin MEP candidates, people would be electing a strong team who have and will continue to stand up for Ireland’s fishing communities.”  ELECTION 2014: WE NEED TO ASK WHY SPANISH FISHERMEN GET A THIRD OF OUR FISH – CARTHY was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Euro electionfishing industryMatt Carthylast_img read more

17 09 19

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police denies suspect hide out in TCI Recommended for you Related Items:colin heatwell, national insurance board, NIB, premier rufus ewing, strike, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Oct 2014 – Strike action at the National Insurance Board office in Providenciales is prompted by slow payment to staff on a salary increase, approved weeks ago. Those are the reports reaching our news room as customers wondered why the Provo office was closed to business today. Photos to MM show the Premier peering through the door, trying to see for himself why customers were locked out… with a note at the Hilly Ewing building site saying there would be no penalty of late fees; that the office would reopen on Monday. The CEO of the NIB, Colin Heartwell said it was an unusual predicament and blamed it on lack of capacity. To us, it was shared that cashiers are among those tired of waiting on salary increase monies to be paid to them… one informant citing that upper management has gotten their money and the fact that other staff has to wait is unfair. The Premier was allowed into the office, returned with comments for the media which said there are issues, that he will be working with the board to iron out those issues but no details on what the issues were… Heartwell confirmed that only the Provo staff staged the sick out and apologized for the inconvenience. Minister Washington Misick, who holds the NIB in his ministerial portfolio said: I have been advised and assured that the matter is being looked into and the board will have a meeting on Monday in light of the action today.” Bench warrants issued for TCI insurance defaulters Bahamas NIB Manager remanded, charged with extortionlast_img read more

10 09 19

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Post a comment 50 Photos 2020 Cadillac CT5 brings a new look for the brand’s sedans to New York 0 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More about 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Auto Tech Future Carscenter_img Enlarge ImageIt’s more complicated than simply adding a few wires and hard drives here and there. General Motors Having a bunch of tech is no good if it doesn’t receive the juice it needs to operate alongside the myriad other systems, all of which have their own demands. That’s why GM has a new electronic architecture in the works.General Motors on Monday unveiled its latest electronic platform. “Platform” in this case doesn’t refer to the metal structure hiding beneath the car’s body panels. Rather, it covers the electronic underpinnings of the car, focused entirely on the wiring and components that provide the car with modern connectivity. It’ll give GM’s future cars the bandwidth they’ll need to pack all the latest in-car tech.The platform is capable of handling up to 4.5 terabytes of data processing per hour, which GM says is five times more than its current electronic architecture can handle. That should provide a boost to GM’s Super Cruise system, which needs to crunch a whole bunch of data to do its job. At the same time, various components inside the car should be able to talk with each other — and with systems outside the vehicle — even faster, because the new platform supports Ethernet connections up to 10 Gbps.So what will all this extra bandwidth permit? Well, GM didn’t speak too much to specifics, but it did promise more capacity for over-the-air updates, eliminating frustrating trips to the dealer and allowing for more content to show up after the fact. It should also give a boost to Super Cruise, which GM said will evolve, but it didn’t say how exactly. The automaker also made mention of improved cybersecurity, but it only said that there will be “additional protective features at the hardware and software levels.”It won’t be long before we get to experience this upgrade. GM’s new electronic platform will enter production later this year, and it’ll make its first appearance on the upcoming Cadillac CT5 sedan. GM hopes that it will be introduced on “most vehicles within GM’s global lineup” by 2023. Cadillac Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice Review • 2019 Cadillac Escalade review: Large, luxurious and long in the tooth General Motorslast_img read more

31 08 19

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — Intel Labs has recently shown off a 48-core prototype chip it calls a “single-chip cloud computer” or SCC. AMD Planning 16-Core Server Chip For 2011 Release Explore further Citation: Intel’s single-chip cloud computer (2010, February 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-intel-single-chip-cloud.htmlcenter_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com Single Chip Cloud Computer has 48 Intel cores and runs at as low as 25 watts. Chief technology officer with Intel, Justin Rattner, said the chip comprises 1.3-billion transistors arranged in a network of 24 tiles, each of which has two Pentium-class IA-32 cores, two L2 caches, plus a router to enable communications between cores. The system uses new software applications to control the power consumed by the cores, and to rapidly transfer data between the cores. This means data can go directly between cores without needing to go via the main memory, and this cuts the data transfer speed by 15 times. The software prevents the data being corrupted by instructing the cache sending the data to delete its copy after it is sent, and the receiving cache to delete old copies of the data before receiving the new. The software controlling power consumption allows application developers, rather than the operating system, to decide how power consumed by the cores is controlled. The tiles can all be independently controlled, which means the power consumption on some cores can be reduced to as low as 25 watts, while others can be up to 125 watts. While some developers are not yet sure what they will do with the feature, many are interested in learning more.Intel’s director of advanced microprocessor research, Nitin Borkar, said tasks could be programmed to run at greater power efficiency rather than higher power if appropriate, or individual cores could be throttled back after they have finished their computations. This would give the system the “compute on demand” feature of traditional data centers.Intel Labs are forming partnerships with industry and university researchers and producing 100 of the chips to enable research to refine the chip architecture and maximize its usefulness.The chip was unveiled at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco on 8 February.last_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Jyotipriya Mallick, Trinamool Congress president of North 24-Parganas district, lodged a complaint with the police against BJP state president Dilip Ghosh and leader Mukul Roy, alleging that they are behind the murder of four active workers of his party.In the letter addressed to the North 24-Parganas district SP, Mallick has stated that four active leaders of his party were killed to ensure Trinamool does not perform well in the forthcoming Panchayat polls. Mallick has also informed the police that the party’s workers were also attacked in other parts of the district as well. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe stated that Saifar Rahman of Sasan, Sariful Haque of Amdanga, Ajit Debnath of Gopalnagar and Amirul Mallick, who was the booth president of Swarupnagar, were all killed in the past few weeks. Saifar, Sariful and Ajit were shot, while Amirul was stabbed to death.Stating that all the four were very popular and active workers in their respective areas, Mallick has mentioned in the complaint letter that they were active campaigners for the party’s candidates in the Panchayat elections. He stated that they were killed with the motive of hindering campaign of Trinamool Congress candidates.He stated in the letter: “the victims’ family members believe that all four were killed by BJP backed goons, with the support of CPI(M) workers. They also believe that Mukul Roy and Dilip Ghosh are also behind the murder of their family members.”The Trinamool district president has urged the superintendent of police of the district to take necessary legal action against the two BJP leaders.last_img read more

30 08 19

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 5 min read September 23, 2014 Unless you’ve been stranded on a remote island the last few weeks, you’ve heard the Apple Pay news. While Apple isn’t the first company to enter the contactless payments market, it’s certainly entering the market in earnest, since more than 800 million consumers already use the Apple iTunes Store and more than 500 million Apple iPhones have been sold since 2008.As a small business owner, you may be wondering what benefits might exist for you when customers start using Apple Pay. You’re also probably curious if Apple Pay will take off, and if so, how fast. Here are a few things to know and consider as we approach the October availability date.Related: Why Apple Pay Could Be a Game Changer for Businesses1. There’s potential for increased security and privacy for your customers. Apple Pay is enabled through near field communication (NFC) technology, which enables contactless communication between devices—like a smartphone and payment terminal—that makes it possible for consumers to make payments, access digital content and more. NFC is already familiar and popular in parts of Europe and Asia but has yet to take hold in the U.S.The new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the new Apple Watch, will include NFC chips plus Touch ID fingerprint identity sensors.Apple Pay features multiple levels of security to ensure consumers’ credit card data is relayed safely from the merchant to the credit card company and back again. After consumers store their credit card data in the Passbook iOS software application (“app”), their identities will be verified at the point of purchase using the Touch ID sensor. Beeps and a gentle pulse (Apple Watch) or subtle vibration (iPhone) will confirm payments have been made.Apple Pay will utilize encrypted NFC technology to wirelessly connect with a merchant’s nearby cash register and, for authentication purposes, generate a unique security code for every transaction. A merchant will never get consumers’ names or credit card numbers. You won’t have to worry about losing a customer’s credit card information because you’ll never have it in the first place.We won’t know how truly secure or private the Apple Pay technology is until it has hit the market and merchants’ systems are tested. Hackers undoubtedly will try to penetrate Apple Pay and Apple will need to keep them  from succeeding. For now, Apple Pay certainly seems very secure and, for a technology geek like me, very, very cool.2. Taking mobile payments mainstream could provide you with an additional opportunity to compete. It’s far too early to say if Apple Pay will revolutionize the way we accept and process credit card transactions. We know Apple is one of the best at generating demand. Barclays plc says Apple could sell more than 61 million iPhones by the end of 2014.We also know Apple Pay is incorporated into the Apple Passbook mobile wallet and backed by American Express, MasterCard, Visa and card-issuing banks responsible for 83 percent of credit card transactions. More than 220,000 merchants have said they’re ready to process credit card transactions through Apple Pay.Apple appears to be committed to forging payment partnerships with businesses, too, as evidenced by Apple Pay pairing with ecommerce applications currently used by organizations like Target, Groupon, Uber and Panera. If Apple Pay takes off and increasingly more big-box retailers begin accepting it, small businesses will need to follow suit or risk being left behind.Related: Apple Pay May Be the Creative Leap That Outmaneuvers SamsungIt’s more important than ever that you support multiple payment types and devices. Small businesses can often adopt new technology more quickly and seamlessly than larger businesses. That will be advantageous for the small business community, should Apple Pay take off.Now just may be the time for mobile payments to finally take off. Consumers seem to be ready and the technology seems to be getting better, cheaper, and easier to use. Small businesses can benefit from payment providers guiding them through this evolution.3. You might already be prepared to accept Apple Pay. Small businesses will need a payment terminal supporting NFC in order to accept and process Apple Pay transactions. By October 2015, all merchants will be required to support credit cards with EMV chips, or risk accepting more liability if a breach occurs and consumers used EMV cards to pay for their purchases. Not all NFC-capable readers are compatible with Apple Pay, but many are, since nearly all EMV-enabled payment terminals can also handle NFC transactions. Your payment processor can tell you more about incorporating Apple Pay as a payments option.4. Apple Pay will provide a simpler payments environment for your customers. Essentially, Apple Pay will streamline the payments process for consumers. They can store all their credit cards data in Passbook, then choose which card to use for each transaction. Consumers can make transactions using only their Apple Watch or iPhone; no traditional wallet required.Like consumers, companies of all sizes can benefit from a streamlined payments environment that makes business management easier and smarter. With integrated payments, small business owners can control their entire payments worlds from a single screen, saving time and effort while improving cash flow management.Time will tell, but Apple Pay could forever alter the payments industry. Small business owners should at least prepare for the elevated attention and potential demand typically following new Apple technology releases.Related: How Hackers Could Get Around Apple Pay Security Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

26 08 19

first_imgDavid Wong, Security Consultant, at NCC Group, a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, revealed details about the new cryptographic attack, last week, that can break the encrypted TLS traffic. Wong collaborated with other security researchers and found out that out of the nine different TLS implementations against cache attacks, seven were found to be vulnerable, namely, OpenSSL, Amazon s2n, MbedTLS, Apple CoreTLS, Mozilla NSS, WolfSSL, and GnuTLS. TLS or Transport Layer Security refers to a cryptographic protocol that offers end-to-end communications security over networks. It is widely used for internet communications and online transactions. TLS (except TLS 1.3) makes use of RSA as a key exchange algorithm, which determines how the client and server will authenticate during the handshake to negotiate a shared secret. The client encrypts a shared secret under the server’s RSA public key, the server then receives it and decrypts it. The latest attack isn’t entirely new; it is simply another variation of the original Bleichenbacher oracle attack that was able to decrypt an RSA encrypted message using the Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) #1 function. This new attack uses a side-channel leak via cache access timings of TLS implementations to break these RSA key exchanges of TLS implementations. It affects all versions of TLS (including TLS 1.3) as well as QUIC and makes use of the state-of-the-art cache attack techniques such as Flush+Reload, Prime+Probe, Branch-Prediction, etc. Attacking TLS 1.3 and downgrading to TLS 1.2 Since TLS 1.3 does not offer an RSA key exchange, researchers started with downgrading to an older version of TLS (TLS 1.2) for the exploitation of the attack. To downgrade a client’s connection attempt, a spoofed TLS 1.2 handshake technique is used. The server’s RSA certificate was presented in a ServerCertificate message and then the handshake was put to an end with a ‘ServerHelloDone’ message. However, if at this point, the server does not have a trusted certificate that allows RSA key exchanges or the client refuses to support RSA key exchanges or older versions than TLS 1.2, the attack halts. Otherwise, the client will make use of the RSA public key contained in the certificate to encrypt the TLS premaster secret. It will then send it in a ClientKeyExchange message and ends its part of the handshake using a ChangeCipherSpec and a Finished message. It is at this time, the attack is performed to decrypt the RSA encrypted premaster secret. The last Finished message being sent should contain an authentication tag (with HMAC) of the whole transcript and should be encrypted with the transport keys derived from the premaster secret.                                                  NCC Group Now, even if some clients might have zero handshake timeouts, most serious applications such as browsers can give up on the connection attempt if the response takes too much time to arrive. So, there are several techniques that can slow down the handshake such as sending the ChangeCipherSpec message to reset the client’s timer and sending TLS warning alerts to reset the handshake timer. After the decryption attack terminates, the expected Finished message is sent to the client and a handshake is finalized. This downgrade attack is able to bypass multiple downgrade mitigations, namely, one server-side and two client-side. TLS 1.3 servers that negotiate older versions of TLS must also advertise this information to their peers. TLS 1.3 clients that negotiate an older version of TLS must check for these values and abort the handshake if found. On the other hand, a TLS 1.3 client that goes back to an older version of TLS must advertise this information in their subsequent client hellos. Furthermore, a client should also include the version used by the client hello inside the encrypted premaster secret. “As it stands, RSA is the only known downgrade attack on TLS 1.3, which we are the first to successfully exploit in this research”, states Wong. The researchers also state that it is time for RSA PKCS#1 v1.5 to be deprecated and replaced by more modern schemes like OAEP (Optimal asymmetric encryption padding) and ECEIS (Elliptic Curve Integrated Encryption Scheme) for asymmetric encryption or Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman in case of key exchanges. For more information, check out the official NCC Group blog. Read Next Zimperium zLabs discloses a new critical vulnerability in multiple high-privileged Android services to Google A kernel vulnerability in Apple devices gives access to remote code execution FreeRTOS affected by 13 vulnerabilities in its TCP/IP stacklast_img read more

9 08 19

first_img27Feb Runestad calls on President Trump to assist religious minorities in Middle East House Judiciary chair: Intervention is needed to end genocideState Rep. Jim Runestad, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, today announced he has sent a letter asking President Donald Trump to support the assistance of religious minorities in the Middle East, including Christians and Yazidis in Iraq and Syria.“ISIS is targeting ancient monasteries and slaughtering people based solely on their ethnicities and religious beliefs. This is a case of genocide, and these people need help immediately,” said Runestad, of White Lake. “Despite the fact that the federal government issued an official declaration of genocide a year ago, adequate assistance is still not reaching these vulnerable people.”The letter, a bipartisan effort that was also signed by 22 other state representatives, asks Trump to take the lead and bring an end to the genocide.“It’s time for United States to intervene to establish safe zones and ensure that aid is directed to people badly in need of assistance,” Runestad said.### Categories: Runestad Newslast_img read more