21/12/2016 Atletico Madrid midfiedler Koke has given his backing to manager Diego Simeone. The Rojiblanco have struggled in recent weeks, losing league games against Real Sociedad, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal. On top of that there’s been speculation Simeone may be keen to leave the club in the summer, but Koke says the press are wrong to doubt Simeone’s intentions. He added: “Our aim is to be third but if we finish higher, all the better.” “The media always asks the same question, if he will continue…it seems as though you want to get rid of Cholo,” he said. “We are well and working hard, we’ve been doing the same things for five years now. CET Sport EN “He has a contract [until 2018] and it seems that his intention is to respect it. “Teams go through spells and we are working hard. We’ve had a fantastic 2016 and we hope 2017 will be even better. Koke did admit that Atletico “need to be more consistent in La Liga” but suggested winning the title is not an aim. Upd. at 13:36
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There is good news from the latest survey on data breaches. In 2016, 19 percent of US retailers experienced a significant breach, down from 22 percent in 2015. The 19 percent figure is also well below the global average for retailers, according to the “2017 Thales Data Threat Report” by 451 Research released last June.Additionally, while 88 percent of retailers still think they’re vulnerable to data breach, only 19 percent think they are “extremely” or “very” vulnerable, according to the new study. That’s much better than counterparts in financial services (27 percent) and healthcare (29 percent).Retailers are feeling more confident these days—but danger still lurks. One significant area of concern is contractor / supply-chain security issues. US retailers think partners present a greater insider threat than ordinary retail employees, according to the survey.- Sponsor – For a major retailer to conduct its business, it will probably need to rely on numerous business partners around the world. This reliance comes with risk, however, because outsourcing operations requires extending valuable information, including business secrets, beyond a retailer’s immediate control.The cost is high if a supply chain partner goes rogue with shared data. Including investigation expenses, forensic consulting, fines, and legal fees—but not even accounting for labor or productivity costs—the average cost incurred by companies per incident in which a partner improperly exploits data access is nearly $400,000, according to Forrester Consulting.And the threat goes beyond intentional misappropriation. “Even in situations when the third-party business partner is acting in good faith, the mere fact that a third party has access to a company’s trade secrets increases the risk that they will be compromised,” according to a report by the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe), “Trade Secret Theft—Managing The Growing Threat in Supply Chains.”The report makes it clear just how difficult it is to escape the risk of supply-chain security issues. Sourcing from third-party logistics providers or contracting with unaffiliated offshore suppliers “requires companies to relinquish control, including some degree of control over the intellectual property involved in the transaction.”Captive sourcing—building or acquiring a company’s own operations offshore—helps a global company retain control over operations and intellectual property. “However, even captive sourcing is not without risk,” according to the report. There are numerous cases currently winding their way through the international legal system in which a manager at a company’s offshore subsidiary was lured away by a competitor and used the trade secrets with which he or she had been entrusted to the new company’s advantage.“Companies whose supply chains extend to countries with weak or no trade secret protection must take proactive measures to safeguard their most valuable secrets,” concludes CREATe.Safeguarding against Supply-Chain Security IssuesThere is plenty of work to go around for a retail organization to meet that goal. Loss prevention/asset protection departments may need to contribute by investigating suppliers before contracts are signed to ensure partners are able to adequately protect the company’s critical data.A due diligence investigation of outsourcing partners is critical, according to CREATe. It’s vital to assess whether they have the security controls in place to live up to a contract’s provisions for physical and technical security, cargo security policies, confidentiality, record retention, and inadvertent disclosure.Reputations should also come under scrutiny. “Determine if the supplier has a reputation for intellectual property rights violations, trade complaints, or export-control issues; has links to other firms with these issues; or has ties to foreign governments that have a history of disregarding intellectual property rights,” according to the report. “These are red flags meriting further investigation.”It’s also important to ensure that appropriate physical security measures are in place at contractors and business partners. The report suggests that it might be smart to:Mark all trade secret documents and storage media as Classified, Restricted, Confidential, Do Not Disclose, or another label particular to the company’s business.Ensure that documents are shredded before disposal.Identify appropriate additional security controls if the contractor also does work for a competitor.“Ideally, companies and their suppliers should be working as partners to protect valuable corporate secrets,” according to the report. “More open communication and more active involvement can foster greater trust and a better working relationship between companies and their suppliers.”LP may have a limited role in many aspects of ensuring security of critical data in suppliers’ hands, such as technical safeguards like encryption. But LP executives, along with others in risk mitigation, play an important role in assuring intellectual property as a whole, and so they should help to identify potential supply-chain security issues and gaps.Importantly, LP needs to help identify those security requirements to insist upon in outsourcing contracts and to assess existing supplier relationships for possible weak links. For example, by asking:Do we hold a brief orientation for the supplier on what information is considered classified and how they are expected to protect it?Do we document specific threat scenarios—what data is at risk and from whom, and the likeliest threat vectors that might be exploited?Do managers who possess the authority to hire contractors, consultants, and temporary workers have security checklists to manage those relationships with protection of critical data and company secrets in mind?This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated August 27, 2018. 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How can we grow enough food to feed a skyrocketing population, while still leaving some room for nature? To find out, researchers ran hundreds of food production simulations under different conditions—like organic versus high-yield farming, and plant-based versus meat-based diets. They recorded whether each combination of strategies was “feasible”—whether enough food could be produced to feed the estimated 2050 world population without expanding the area of farmland people already use. Diet was the biggest determinant of success, the team reports today in Nature Communications. Of the scenarios that included everyone in the world eating a diet consisting entirely of plants, 100% were feasible. But because of the amount of land it takes to raise animals for meat—about twice as much as for crops—only 15% of the scenarios with typical meat-heavy Western diets were feasible. No other factor had that large of an effect, not even switching to farming practices like extra fertilizer use to make land more productive. The study does have lots of assumptions built in, like totally free trade between countries, which would mean that food can always get to where it’s needed. Plus, the research can’t say anything about the political and cultural challenges involved with getting people to change their diet. But it does show that, in theory, it’s possible to keep feeding the world without cutting down more forests for new farmland. read more
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Font declares Barcelona board lacks leadershipby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePotential Barcelona president candidate Victor Font has declared the board lacks leadership.Font is in the process of securing his formal candidacy.And he told AS: “I have the impression, because I am not inside, that there is a lack of institutional leadership in the those responsible and that has resulted in a situation that is difficult to understand from the outside.”I think they should talk to each other. But there should be more leadership. It is difficult to say with a cause when you’re away but I think it is important that there is leadership in the management of the dressing room I am convinced that there are no dictatorships of the dressing room, but lack leadership in the locker room.”What is observed from the outside is a lack of leadership of the president and the board of directors.” read more
Washington DC: No date has been set yet for a summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the White House said on Monday noting that the trade negotiations between the two countries still continues. “In terms of whether or not we have a date set, not yet. We’re continuing the negotiations with China.” “When we have an announcement for the two leaders to sit down, we’ll certainly let you know,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her news conference. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingShe was responding to questions on reports that a summit meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in the US state of Florida has been put off as China considers the US President as “unreliable” in view of him walking away from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sanders ridiculed such a view. “I would say that’s absurd. The President is going to make a deal if it’s a good deal. He’s going to make a deal if it’s in the best interest of America. If he doesn’t feel like it’s a good deal, it’s not worth just signing a piece of paper,” Sanders Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiangsaid. She argued that the President didn’t feel like what was on the table was enough. “The President is 100 per cent committed to denuclearization of the Peninsula, and he’s going to make sure that whatever we do furthers that process.” “We’ll see what happens with North Korea, the same way we’re going to see what happens in the negotiations with China. They’re ongoing,” she said. Trump is going to make sure whatever deal the US gets is in its best interest — that it’s fair and reciprocal trade; that it protects intellectual property; and that it actually has safeguards to make sure that the Chinese follow through with whatever commitments that they make, Sanders said. The two leaders will sit down for talks only when the negotiations are complete, she asserted. Agencies read more
Pemba (Mozambique): Flooding began on Sunday in parts of northern Mozambique that were hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago. The government has urged many people to immediately seek higher ground, with hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Authorities have said at least five people died after the storm arrived Thursday evening with the force of a Category 4 hurricane, stunning residents of a region where a cyclone had not been recorded in the modern era. Kenneth came just six weeks after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique and killed more than 600 people. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report The remnants of Kenneth could dump twice as much rain as Idai did, the UN World Program has said. It was the flooding after Idai that caused most of the deaths. Heavy rain was falling in the main city of Pemba, which had lost power. As much as 250 millimeters (9 inches) of torrential rain, or about a quarter of the average annual rainfall for the region, is forecast over the next few days. Nearly 700,000 people could be at risk in the largely rural region, many left exposed and hungry as waters rise. Some rivers in the region have burst their banks in the past, notably in 2000. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests With streets nearly deserted in Pemba, a few braved the pouring rain. One woman held a plastic dish over her head, negotiating a flooded street. “I have never seen such rains in my life, this doesn’t happen in Pemba. The storms we sometimes have, but such rains, never,” said a 35-year old resident, Michael Fernando. Aerial photos taken on Saturday showed several coastal communities flattened by the storm in Mozambique’s northernmost Cabo Delgado province. “Not a single house is standing anymore,” Saviano Abreu, a spokesman with the UN humanitarian agency, told reporters after the aerial assessment. With many houses built of mud, wooden poles and metal roofs destroyed, families have begun wading through rising waters to what they hope are safer areas or huddling under impromptu shelters. This was the first time in recorded history that the southern African nation has been hit by two cyclones in one season, again raising concerns about climate change. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has reported heavy damage to Cabo Delgado province, with the communities of Macomia, Quissanga and Mocimboa da Praia of highest concern. About 3,500 homes in parts of Cabo Delgado were partially or fully destroyed by the cyclone, with electricity cut, some roads blocked and at least one key bridge collapsed. Some schools and health centers were damaged. read more
Kolkata/ New Delhi: Around 25 flights have been delayed at Kolkata airport as its Internet server has gone down since 5.30 pm on Monday, a senior official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said. The airlines, therefore, have been issuing boarding passes manually since 5.30 pm, the official added. The Airports Authority of India owns and manages more than 100 airports — including the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata — across the country. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The Internet server has been down since 5.30 pm and it is likely to start working from 10.30 pm today (Monday). Around 25 flights have been delayed in between 5.30 pm and 9 pm by an average time of 20-25 minutes,” said the Airports Authority of India official. The official added that the IT team of the Airports Authority of India is working diligently to resolve the issue at the earliest. “The Local Area Network (LAN) connection somehow got disconnected. Due to the technical snag flight operations have been delayed and as issuing of boarding passes and other formalities are being done manually. Our engineers are working to fix the problem soon,” said Kaushik Bhattacharya, Director of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport, Kolkata. read more