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HIE appoints new energy director

first_imgHighlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has named Audrey MacIver as its new director of energy and low carbon.MacIver is succeeding Calum Davidson who retired in November last year after 31 years with HIE, taking over lead responsibility for the agency’s contribution to the growth in the energy and low carbon sector.MacIver’s work will cover oil and gas sector, including decommissioning, renewables and the low carbon economy.Since joining HIE in 1993, MacIver held posts in economics, community development, and tourism, but for almost a decade now has concentrated on energy, HIE said.Audrey MacIver said: “We are entering a new era of energy policy, with HIE and the region at the heart of it.“There will be significant opportunities for our businesses and communities across the Highlands and Islands to secure direct benefits from the energy and low carbon sector, particularly in emerging areas of marine energy and oil and gas decommissioning, and in responding to increasing opportunities arising from greater energy efficiency and more flexible supply.”HIE is Scottish government’s economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland.last_img read more

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QPR XI will play Woking

first_imgA QPR XI will visit non-League Woking for a pre-season friendly.The game will take place at the Kingfield Stadium on Saturday 21 July, kicking off at 3pm.A team mostly of Rangers’ reserves and youth-team players are expected to be involved.See also: Pre-season fixtures guide Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Biodiesel industry well positioned for 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo took place this week, bringing together industry leaders and innovators from around the world.“It has been a very interesting three days here. We ran into people from Israel, Canada, Australia, Austria — there are a lot of new people, new thoughts and new technology here this year to benefit and contribute to biodiesel,” said Jerry Bambauer, with the Ohio Soybean Association. “We have got to be proud of the National Biodiesel Board and the contributions they have made to agriculture and to our country. There are so many things we discovered here that will be good to take back to the state of Ohio.”The NBB has plenty to celebrate moving into 2016.“The industry feels like we are really positioned well for a great 2016. We had some major policy achievements at the end of 2015, including the extension of the biodiesel tax incentive and higher levels in the RFS volumes. We are excited for a great year,” said Anne Steckel, vice president of government affairs with NBB. “We have spent a lot of time educating politicians about the importance of biodiesel. We feel like we have broad bipartisan support all around the country and we are going to continue to work with our elected officials on the benefits of biodiesel. We have also done a lot of outreach on our technical side to auto manufacturers and now several states have volume requirements of 10% biodiesel blends or above. That really positions us for expanded growth in the biodiesel industry.”And while the food versus fuel debate continues in some circles, the reality is that biodiesel complements the production of both food and fuel.“Soybean oil is a co-product and when we grow enough protein from soybeans to feed the world, we get more fat than we can eat and that is what we use for making biodiesel,” said Don Scott, with NBB. “Fat is nature’s way of storing energy. The solar energy is concentrated in the fats and it works great for transportation fuel just like it does in our body. The human body requires a specific ratio of calories from fats, carbohydrates and proteins. We get a lot of our protein from meat but that protein all originally comes from plants. All of the plants we harvest for food have relatively small amounts of protein relative to the energy they store in carbohydrates and fat. When we grow enough protein to feed humans we get more fat and carbohydrates as a byproduct of that and it makes perfect sense to use that solar energy to displace fossil fuels.”Roughly half of U.S. biodiesel is made from soybean oil, while the other 50% is made from several other feedstocks, including animal fats, recycled cooking oil, and other vegetable oils like canola.“With biodiesel, we have developed a market for some of those waste products and turned them into something useful,” Scott said. “We set a record again in 2015 using just over 2 billion gallons of biodiesel across the country. Most of it is blended into diesel in 5% up to 25% blends. The engine manufacturers are supporting this blend and it works well in engines. It is made right here in the U.S from a variety of feedstocks and we can support 60,000 U.S. jobs and generate $17 billion in economic activity.”According to NBB CEO Joe Jobe, the biodiesel numbers from 2015 “show without question that the Renewable Fuel Standard is delivering significant volumes of Advanced Biofuel to the American people.”Jobe compared the biodiesel industry to an underdog in a fight.“Last year the biodiesel industry demonstrated more than ever that no matter how beat up we are, no matter how outgunned we are, we don’t back down,” Jobe said. “We came together like never before. We stayed true to our principles in the face of deceitful attacks and we achieved the success necessary to put us back on track.”In addition, the Vehicle Showcase at the event brought a welcome announcement that Peterbilt and Kenworth manufacturer, PACCAR Inc., now approves of B20 biodiesel in 100% of its vehicles, old and new. This announcement means that over 100,000 new trucks are joining the biodiesel ranks, traveling over 12 billion miles year round.last_img read more

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Hip replacement- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesHip arthroplasty – discharge; Total hip replacement – discharge; Hip hemiarthroplasty – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had a hip joint replacement surgery to replace all or part of your hip joint with an artificial joint. This artificial joint is called a prosthesis.What to Expect at HomeBy the time you go home, you should be able to walk with a walker or crutches without needing much help. Most people do not need them after 2 to 4 weeks. Check with your doctor about when to stop using crutches.You should also be able to dress yourself with only a little help and be able to get into and out of your bed or a chair by yourself. You should also be able to use the toilet without much help.You will need to be careful that you do not dislocate your artificial hip, especially in the first few months after surgery. You will need to learn exercises that make your new hip stronger and take special precautions.You will need to have someone with you at home 24 hours a day for 1 to 2 weeks after you leave the hospital or rehab center. You will need help preparing meals, bathing, moving around the house, and doing other daily activities.Over time, you should be able to return to your former level of activity. You will need to avoid some sports, such as downhill skiing or contact sports like football and soccer. But you should be able to do low impact activities, such as hiking, gardening, swimming, playing tennis, and golfing.advertisementHome Setup Your bed should be low enough for your feet to touch the floor when you sit on the edge of the bed. Your bed should also be high enough so that your hips are higher than your knees when you sit on the edge. You will not need a hospital bed, but your mattress should be firm.Keep tripping hazards out of your home.Learn to prevent falls. Remove loose wires or cords from areas you walk through to get from one room to another. Remove loose throw rugs. Do not keep small pets in your home. Fix any uneven flooring in doorways. Use good lighting.Make your bathroom safe. Put hand rails in the bathtub or shower and next to the toilet. Place a slip-proof mat in the bathtub or shower.Do not carry anything when you are walking around. You may need your hands to help you balance.Put things where they are easy to reach.Place a chair with a firm back in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and other rooms you will use. This way, you can sit when you do your daily tasks.Set up your home so that you do not have to climb steps. Some tips are:Set up a bed or use a bedroom on the first floor.Have a bathroom or a portable commode on the same floor where you spend most of your day.ActivityYou will need to be careful to not dislocate your new hip when you are walking, sitting, lying down, dressing, taking a bath or shower, and doing other activities.Keep moving and walking once you get home. Do not put your full weight on your side with the new hip until your doctor tells you it is okay. Start out with short periods of activity, and then gradually increase them. Your doctor or physical therapist will give you exercises to do at home.Use your crutches or walker for as long as you need them. Check with your doctor before you stop using them.After a few days you may be able to do simple household chores. But, do not try to do heavier chores, such as vacuuming or laundry. Remember, you will get tired quickly at first.Wear a small fanny pack or backpack, or attach a basket or strong bag to your walker, so that you can keep small household items, like a phone and notepad, with you.Wound CareKeep your dressing (bandage) on your wound clean and dry. You may change the dressing according to when your doctor told you to change it. Be sure to change it if it gets dirty or wet. Follow these steps when you change your dressing:Wash your hands well with soap and water.Remove the dressing carefully. Do not pull hard. If you need to, soak some of the dressing with sterile water or saline to help loosen it.Soak some clean gauze with saline and wipe from one end of the incision to the other. Do NOT wipe back and forth over the same area.Dry the incision the same way with clean, dry gauze. Wipe or pat in just 1 direction.Check your wound for signs of infection. These include severe swelling and redness and drainage that has a bad odor.Apply a new dressing the way you were shown.Sutures (stitches) or staples will be removed about 10 to 14 days after surgery. Do not shower until 3 – 4 days after your surgery, or when your doctor told you to shower. When you can shower, let water run over your incision but do not scrub it or let the water beat down on it. Do not soak in a bathtub, hot tub, or swimming pool.advertisementYou may have bruising around your wound. This is normal, and it will go away on its own. The skin around your incision may be a little red. This is normal too.Self-careYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicines. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain. Waiting too long to take it will allow your pain to get more severe than it should.In the early part of your recovery, taking pain medicine about 30 minutes before you increase your activity can help control pain.You may be asked to wear special ?compression? stockings on your legs for about 6 weeks. These will help prevent blood clots from forming. You may also need to take blood thinners for 2 to 4 weeks to lower your risk of blood clots. Take all your medicines the way your doctor or nurse told you to.Your doctor will tell you when it is okay to start sexual activity again.People who have a prosthesis, such as an artificial joint, need to carefully protect themselves against infection. You should carry a medical identification card in your wallet that says you have a prosthesis. You will need to take antibiotics before any dental work or invasive medical procedures. Check with your doctor and make sure you tell your dentist that you had a hip replacement and need antibiotics before any dental work.When to Call Your DoctorCall your doctor if you have:A sudden increase in painChest pain or shortness of breathFrequent urination or burning when you urinateRedness or increasing pain around your incisionDrainage from your incisionBlood in your stools, or your stools turn darkSwelling in one of your legs (it will be red and warmer than the other leg)Pain in your calfFever greater than 101FPain that is not controlled by your pain medicinesNosebleeds or blood in your urine or stools if you are taking blood thinnersAlso call your doctor if you:Cannot move your hip as much as you could beforeFall or hurt your leg on the side that had surgeryReferencesHarkess JW, Crockarell Jr JR. Arthroplasty of the hip. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 3.advertisementMinns Lowe CJ, Barker KL, Dewey ME, Sackley CM. Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise following hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review of clinical trials. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2009 Aug 4; 10:98.Ververeli PA, Lebby EB, Tyler C, Fouad C. Evaluation of reducing postoperative hip precautions in total hip replacement: a randomized propsective study. Orthopedics. 2009 Dec;32(12): 889-93.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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Salma Hayek And Beyoncé Chime For Change

first_imgAt the TEDxWomen luncheon, Salma Hayek Pinault has announced CHIME FOR CHANGE, founded by Gucci, a new global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment.Video: Chime For Change: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Frida GianniniRepresenting fellow co-founders Frida Giannini and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as she launched the initiative, Hayek Pinault presented a short film that she narrates, with new music by Beyoncé, which introduced CHIME FOR CHANGE to the world. Hayek Pinault will also present the first of ten CHIME FOR CHANGE short films, an extended trailer for THE SUPREME PRICE produced and directed by Joanna Lipper.The film tells the story of Nigerian democracy activist Hafsat Abiola, who together with filmmaker Joanna Lipper will be present at the luncheon for a conversation moderated by TEDxWomen host Pat Mitchell. THE SUPREME PRICE is a 2012 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund recipient and winner of the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award.CHIME FOR CHANGE serves to convene, unite and strengthen voices speaking out for girls and women around the world and will focus on three key pillars: Education, Health and Justice. The campaign comes at a historic and pivotal moment for girls and women globally as the world’s attention is drawn to international stories ranging from Malala’s personal fight for education in Pakistan to headlines of violence against women in all corners of the world, including India, Ireland, South Africa and the United States.More than just raising awareness, CHIME FOR CHANGE, through its partner Catapult, encourages people throughout the world to support girls’ and womens’ projects in a personalized, individual way. Catapult enables citizen philanthropy and is the first crowd-funding platform dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women. Catapult connects CHIME FOR CHANGE community members directly to organizations and projects focused on the causes that matter most to them, and currently represents over 50 organizations in 38 countries.“This is the emergency and the opportunity of today,” said Gucci Creative Director and CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder Frida Giannini. “We have reached a significant moment in the history of girls’ and women’s empowerment and now is the time for change. I think it is essential for girls and women to see and celebrate what is possible. I hope that through CHIME we can help the voices calling for change to become so loud that they cannot be ignored.”Gucci has a long history of engagement with girls’ and women’s issues, including a seven-year relationship with UNICEF in support of girls’ education. In addition, the company founded two women’s film awards, the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award with the Tribeca Film Institute and the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema with the Venice Film Festival. Gucci also actively supports the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights; both Frida Giannini and Salma Hayek Pinault are members of the Board.“I am proud to be joining the growing international movement on behalf of girls and women around the world,” said Salma Hayek Pinault, co-founder of CHIME FOR CHANGE. “I believe that by working together we can change the course of history to ensure that girls and women are empowered to realize their potential and thrive.”Co-founder Beyoncé Knowles-Carter said “I have always felt strongly about equal opportunity for women. Girls have to be taught from early on that they are strong and capable of being anything they want to be. It’s up to us to change the statistics for women around the world. I’m honored to be in the company of women who live fearlessly and set an example for the next generation of young ladies.”Gucci recognizes the capacity that it has as a globally influential brand to effect real change, and is bringing together a range of leading organizations and individuals to strengthen the impact of CHIME FOR CHANGE. Strategic partners include the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Facebook, Hearst Magazines, and Catapult. Additionally, The Huffington Post has joined as a digital media partner.“I am convinced that across the planet, women are at the heart of the equilibrium of our communities. There is a need to transform words into action and find new ways to enable and empower girls and women,” said PPR Chairman François-Henri Pinault. “I am excited and proud that PPR, through Gucci and our Foundation, is able to support CHIME FOR CHANGE. At PPR, women form the majority of our employees as well as the majority of our customers. I hope that this initiative, shared with other individuals and organizations, will contribute to making a change for the better for women and their communities around the world.”CHIME FOR CHANGE leadership is joined by an Advisory Board of issues experts, advocates and global leaders, including Hafsat Abiola, Muna AbuSulayman, Jimmie Briggs, Gordon and Sarah Brown, Lydia Cacho, David Carey, Joanne Crewes, Waris Dirie, Yasmeen Hassan, Arianna Huffington, Musimbi Kanyoro, John Legend, Pat Mitchell, Alyse Nelson, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, François-Henri Pinault, Jada Pinkett Smith, Julia Roberts, Jill Sheffield, Caryl Stern, Meryl Streep, and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu, among others.The movement aims to provoke, collect and share powerful stories of girls and women globally. Managing Editor Mariane Pearl leads a journalism platform of original content, further supported by the International Herald Tribune and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Salma Hayek Pinault will be executive producer of a film unit dedicated to creating ten short films about inspiring girls and women from around the world, and will curate and highlight user-generated short videos submitted to the CHIME FOR CHANGE community.CHIME FOR CHANGE will continue to update its community with exciting news, including a major announcement in mid-March about a global CHIME FOR CHANGE event that will put girls’ and women’s issues on the world’s stage.Find out more here.last_img read more

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PRODUCTION STARTS ON SEASON 4 OF GLOBALS HIT SERIES PRIVATE EYES

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement “We are ecstatic to continue our great partnership with Global on this popular series,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s President, Canada, Television. “Private Eyes has found a large and faithful audience around the globe, with Season 3 the current top-rated scripted series in Canada. We can’t wait to start filming and to share Season 4 with the fans.”Along with starring in the series, Cindy Sampson takes on the role of director for one episode this season. With Toronto remaining a focal point of the series, Season 4 will showcase a range of different worlds from a Gatsby garden party, to a high-profile celebrity golf tournament, and the glitz and glamour of a film festival, to a bizarre alien cult. Shade and Everett will be personally and professionally challenged as they think about the paths not taken, and what kind of life they want to lead.Returning cast for Season 4 include Jules Shade (Jordyn Negri), Don Shade (Barry Flatman), Zoe Chow (Samantha Wan), Officer Danica Powers (Ruth Goodwin), Nora Everett (Mimi Kuzyk),and Inspector Mathilda Carson (Linda Kash).Season 4 also welcomes new faces to the cast including Canadian singer and ET Canada Correspondent Keshia Chanté who will play Mia, Angie’s friend, and Supinder Wraich (The Beaverton) as Kate, Officer Danica Powers’ girlfriend. A new crop of guest stars will also make an appearance including acclaimed Canadian actors Erica Durance (Saving Hope), Aaron Ashmore (Killjoys), Katie Boland (Reign), HGTV Canada’s Scott McGillivray, and more.With production underway on the new season, viewers can catch Season 3 of Private Eyes Wednesdaynights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global until the finale on Wednesday, August 7. Currently averaging over 1 million viewers each week*, Private Eyes continues to capture audiences as the #1 drama this summer**.Fans can also stream Private Eyes live on GlobalTV.com and Global TV App by signing in with their TV service provider credentials or watch the next day on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV App (now available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, and Roku). Plus, viewers can catch up on Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit detective series also available on Global’s digital platforms.Private Eyes is produced by eOne in association with Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and IPF’s Cogeco TV Production Program. The series is executive produced by Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby for eOne, Shawn Piller and Lloyd Segan for Piller/Segan, Jason Priestley, Alexandra Zarowny and James Thorpe. Piller, Zarowny and Thorpe are also showrunners.For Corus, Susan Alexander is Production Executive; Rachel Nelson is Director, Original Content, Drama, Kids and Factual; Lisa Godfrey is Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment..SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@GlobalTV Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/GlobalTV/Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About Entertainment OneEntertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.Entertainment One’s robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location. Facebook Toronto, Canada – Global announced today the start of production for Season 4 of Canada’s beloved PI series, Private Eyes. From Canadian broadcaster and production partner Corus Entertainment, with Entertainment One (eOne), the smash-hit detective series returns to the exciting, sexy, and unpredictable world of The Everett and Shade agency. Featuring 12 new episodes, Shade (Jason Priestley) and Everett (Cindy Sampson) have their hands full of new twisty, thrilling, and dangerous cases to solve.“We’re so pleased to begin Season 4 of Global’s standout hit,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “After three incredibly successful seasons, Private Eyescontinues to resonate with audiences, and we are proud to support such a successful Canadian original scripted series.” Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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Artificial intelligence to fuel a new cybersecurity race say experts

first_imgMONTREAL – Technological advances in artificial intelligence are fuelling a new race between hackers and those toiling to protect cybersecurity networks.Cybersecurity is always a race between offence and defence but new tools are giving companies that employ them a leg up on those trying to steal their data.Whereas past responses to cybercrimes often looked for known hacking methods long after they occurred, AI techniques using machine learning scan huge volumes of data to detect patterns of abnormal behaviour that are imperceptible to humans.Experts expect machines will become so sophisticated that they’ll develop answers to questions that humans won’t clearly understand.David Decary-Hetu, assistant professor of criminology at the University of Montreal, says defenders have an edge right now in using artificial intelligence.“But who knows what’s going to happen in a few years from now,” he said in an interview.“The main issue is that if you’re defending a system you have to be good 100 per cent of the time, but when you’re attacking the system you only have to be successful once to get in.”Decary-Hetu said a growing list of corporate and government officials, including Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz, who say infiltrations are their top worry have a very good reason to fear.The Bank of Canada warned in its semi-annual review released this month that the high degree of interconnectedness among Canadian financial institutions means any successful cyberattack could spread widely throughout the financial system.Reports suggest cybercrime costs the Canadian economy between $3 billion and $5 billion a year, including ransom paid to foreign criminals.Hacks of Sony Pictures, Uber, Ashley Madison, Yahoo and multinational retailers have sparked unsettling headlines about security of personal information.One of the latest to face scrutiny is global credit-reporting firm Equifax. Hackers accessed the personal information, including names, social insurance and credit card numbers, as well as usernames, passwords and secret question/secret answer data of 19,000 Canadians and 145.5 million Americans.Current detection systems tend to only recognize improper activity based on past events, often long after the damage is done.An example of this is Equifax, which discovered the breach in July, months after hackers first infiltrated the system. It only notified the public in early September.Niranjan Mayya, founder and CEO of Toronto-based Rank Software, said it takes on average 143 days for a breach to be detected.The challenge is growing as the number of connected devices in the world continues to soar.“Clearly the old style techniques of looking at cybersecurity threats and having people go through each threat aren’t working anymore, so automated means of detecting threats has become more and more important,” he said.David Masson, Canadian manager for U.K.-based Darktrace, said artificial intelligence will help to keep up with threats by quickly identifying and stopping attacks by picking up on subtle markers that identify bad behaviour.He said his company’s systems map a customer’s entire network, including every user and device, to discern even the slightest deviations as they emerge.Masson said AI is needed to keep up with threats by automating defence responses to growing machine-on-machine attacks launched by sophisticated hackers.“You’re kind of looking at a cyber arms race,” he said in an interview.“If you want to keep up with this threat and put the advantage back in the hands of the defenders you’re gonna have to use AI.”Ontario-based utilities company Energy+ Inc. said installed Darktrace technology alerted it to a user going to a malware site in Russia and uploading undisclosed sensitive data to a third-party cloud provider that its existing security was unable to catch.Some observers temper the current exuberance about AI, saying it’s not a silver bullet and these are nascent days for the technology.Receptiviti CEO Jonathan Kreindler says the hype around artificial intelligence has accelerated and has almost become a branding exercise for some companies that aren’t even offering truly leading edge technology.“The term AI is now being applied to any sort of algorithmic reasoning unfortunately,” said Kreindler.His firm uses AI to scour writings for unconscious use of language to understand the psychological state of company insiders who are responsible for 80 per cent of cybersecurity issues.Canada’s largest IT company, CGI Group, said artificial intelligence is a growing field of interest for customers, although the average client is in the fairly early stages of considering AI adoption in cybersecurity.CGI cybersecurity expert Andrew Rogoyski said that still puts them one step ahead of most hackers, who are typically interested in stealing data using the cheapest tools possible.Rogoyski added that he expects a strengthening of defensive mechanisms might force hackers to also adopt innovative techniques such as AI.“There’s a race, it’s been going on for 20 years plus and the race just keeps evolving. We keep leapfrogging each other,” he said.last_img read more

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Report Uber IPO could put company value at 120 billion

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Uber may put forth an initial public offering early next year that values the ride-hailing business at as much as $120 billion, according to a media report.The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday that Uber Technologies Inc. received valuation proposals from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. There is no guarantee Uber will fetch that valuation, or go public soon.If it does, and at that price, the company would be worth more than Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles combined.There are hurdles for Uber, past and present. In addition to a series of scandals including workplace sexual harassment, theft of intellectual property and the ouster of its co-founder, the company is facing increasing competition.The Journal also reported Tuesday that Uber’s smaller, but chief rival, Lyft, had picked underwriters for a public offering expected in early 2019. JPMorgan Chase & Co. will lead the offering, along with Credit Suisse Group AG and Jefferies Group LLC, the Journal reported. Lyft was valued at $15.1 billion earlier this year.last_img read more

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Spice spat Old Bay sues New Bae for trademark infringement

first_imgBALTIMORE — A clash of seasonings is looming in federal court, as Maryland’s Old Bay seeks to protect its trademark in a lawsuit against another spice blend, New Bae.The Daily Record reports Old Bay maker McCormick & Co. sued this week to stop Pittsburgh-based Primal Palate from using the “New Bae” name.The paleo diet-centred Primal Palate launched New Bae as an organic blend in October 2017, touting its suitability for crab legs, fries and Bloody Marys. McCormick asserts Primal Palate has used taglines like “Out with the Old, and in with the NEW” to capitalize on Old Bay’s “fame and goodwill.”The lawsuit says Primal Palate responded to a cease-and-desist by acknowledging New Bae’s name was a “nod” to Old Bay.Primal Palate didn’t respond to the newspaper’s comment request.___Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.thedailyrecord.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

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Want to work more with her Sanjay on Madhuri

first_imgMumbai: Karan Johar’s ambitious production “Kalank” brings together the on-screen pairing of Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit after over two decades and the “Munna Bhai” star on Tuesday said he would like to work more with his longtime co-star. Sanjay and Madhuri were one of the most popular reel-life couples and worked together in several hit films in the ’90s such as “Saajan”, “Khalnayak”, “Thandedar” and “Iaalaka”. Asked how it was to team up with Madhuri for the film, Sanjay told reporters, “It felt good to work together after a long time. I’ll try to work more with her.” Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot The actor was speaking at the teaser launch of “Kalank”. Madhuri said reuniting with former co-stars is always enriching. “We are working after more than 20 years. Recently, I worked with Anil after a long time. It’s always wonderful to work with actors you’ve worked with before. Even here, it was wonderful,” she said. “Kalank” also features Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. Directed Abhishek Varman, the period-drama is backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and is scheduled to release on April 17. Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversary Originally, Sridevi was meant to do the film, before she passed away last February. The role eventually went to Madhuri. When asked how it was to take up the role, Madhuri said, “When I was approached to do the role, I had a heavy by heart. She was a great artiste and a good human being. When you get a role, you do it your way. But, of course, we used to miss her everyday on set. “Once you start work, you have to look beyond that and play your character to the best of your abilities.”last_img read more

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