Former CBA president passes away

first_imgArnold Brown, a former president of the National Association of Master Bakers (now the Craft Bakers’ Association), has passed away aged 90.Brown, who ran Henry Brown & Son, died on 13 January, having been preceded by his wife Barbara, 91, a few days before.The funeral of Brown, who was president in 1988–1989, takes place at Leonard’s Church in Wollaton, Nottingham on Monday, 27 January at 2.45pm.last_img

Celtics trade for Marcus Morris, will sign Gordon Hayward

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics announced the acquisition of Marcus Morris and will also be adding small forward Gordon Hayward in the foreseeable future after two early moves in free agency.The Celtics officially announced the acquisition of Morris in a press release Friday. The team sent shooting guard Avery Bradley and a 2019 second-round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons in a trade for Morris, who averaged 14 points, 4.6 rebounds and a pair of assists in 79 starts for the Pistons in 2016-17.“We are excited to add a high quality player with the versatile skill set that Marcus possesses,” Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge said in a statement. “He will be a great fit for our team.”Although the Celtics have yet to officially release a statement announcing the Hayward signing, the player confirmed he would be leaving the Utah Jazz to sign with Boston in a July 4 essay that appeared on It is not known if the Jazz will do a sign-and-trade with the Celtics to get a return for Hayward.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textHayward averaged 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this past season and was named a Western Conference All-Star. He previously played under current Celtics head coach Brad Stevens at Butler University from 2008-10.last_img read more

Cricket News Steve Smith joins Rajasthan Royals team for IPL 2019

first_img“It’s about making sure that we are aligned with the team values moving forward. I’ve obviously been out for 12 months and there’s been a big change, which is great, and it’s about us accepting that playing what our roles should be in the team moving forward,” said Warner. Smith seconded his views saying the focus of the meetings were about, “the values that are sort of instilled in the team at the moment and making sure we are on the right path looking forward to what’s coming up – a huge World Cup and an Ashes series in England. It’s pretty exciting times ahead for the team and just making sure everyone’s on the right path and heading in the same direction.”There’s been a lot of talk around Australian cricket over the last few months about how the dressing-room would welcome back the former leaders following their suspension. Coach Justin Langer elaborated on the bonhomie and camaraderie between the returning duo in dramatic fashion saying, “It is like two brothers coming back home. Brothers leave home for different reasons in families. So nice to have them back. They’ve been received really well. We had a good night together last night. It’s great to have them back in the team.”Langer also believed that the duo’s “hunger for playing well and to make a lot of runs” will bode well for the team going forward and also about how he hoped the team could continue building on the present culture and continue making “Australians proud”.” They’ve gone through a really tough time. A 12-month suspension is unprecedented really. As a coach, when you got two guys with their runs and experience coming back into a team that’s doing well, that’s pretty exciting,” he said.”I love going there and playing that tournament. It’s a great feel, great buzz, and good energy and India always put on a good show,” Warner added. Langer too felt that the IPL would allow his two key players to get back into the “rhythm of high-class cricket” and about being confident that they’ll both get plenty out of it and be prepared for their eventual comebacks to the team in England. Steve Smith missed IPL 2018 due to the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town.Smith and David Warner were banned for one-year due to the controversy.Smith and Warner’s bans will end by the end of March. New Delhi: March is already proving to a glorious month in the life of Steve Smith. With his one-year ban for the ball-tampering scandal coming to an end by end of the month, Smith has reconnected with the Australian cricket team in Dubai and now, he is back in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals. Smith joined the Royals in Jaipur and he will attend the camp on Sunday. David Warner, also banned for one year due to the scandal, is also returning to the IPL and will join the Sunrisers Hyderabad training camp on Saturday. The duo spent some time in Dubai where both Australia and Pakistan will be playing a bilateral series. Steve Smith and David Warner have revealed to have felt like “they’d never left” after getting to spend some time with the Australian squad. With less than two weeks to go for their year-long bans to come to an end, both former captains insisted on the players have been very “welcoming” and “accepting”.”It’s been awesome. It’s like we didn’t really leave. The boys were very accepting of us coming in, with open arms and a lot of big hugs and cuddles and no it’s been great,” said Warner.Smith and Warner will be available for selection from March 29 and are expected to be brought back into the mix in England for the World Cup and the Ashes. Though the team struggled to find the rhythm post their suspension, a 3-2 victory in India would have surely given them a much-needed boost. “It seems like there’s really good energy around the group at the moment coming off the back of what was a really terrific win in India. The spirits are really high and the boys have had a few down days, and slowly getting ready obviously for the upcoming series against Pakistan. But, it’s been great to be back around the group,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

Eagles: A Different Game on Air Celebrating Ndola Victory

first_imgSipping from the drink in the paper cup in his left hand intermittently, Mikel attributed the good run that afternoon to the commitment of the players and the coaching crew. “I have the belief that we can reach new heights with this team. The boys are so committed that it makes you happy. The coaching crew is made up of very matured and brilliant people who respect the players,” observed the midfielder who is now the second longest serving player at Chelsea FC having spent 10 years at Stamford Bridge.In his analysis of the game with the Chipolopolo, Mikel admitted that the combination of the experience of the mostly Europe-based players helped to give Eagles the edge over Zambia. “They (Zambians) got confused by the short passes between our forwards and the midfielders. They perhaps were expecting long balls but we opted not to do that but take the game to them in the way that got us the two goals in the first half,” stressed Mikel who led Nigeria’s Olympic team to bronze medal finish at the last Games in Rio, Brazil.With Eagles in firm control of the Group B pairing on three points with both Algeria and Cameroun having just a point each following their one-all draw same Sunday night in Algiers, the Blues midfielder insists that Nigeria cannot afford to allow any slip now. “Each and every one of us is determined to go to the World Cup. Now that we are top of the table, we have to remain there,” said Mikel as he took another sip from the content of his paper cup.What perhaps is giving the Eagles supremo the confidence to remain on top of the group is the fact that Nigeria’s next two games of the qualifiers are at home in Uyo to Algeria and Cameroun in November and early next year. “We should be able to consolidate with this advantage. By the time we will be going away to Cameroun and Algeria, we should have maximised the advantage to stay at the top of the group.”At 29 years, Mikel believes he has the capacity to continue playing at top level till his 35th birthday. “I am 29 years now and my desire is to continue playing till I am 35 years old. The boys need my experience to guide them. I want to lead the team to the World Cup in Russia and make impact.”Although Mikel had earlier admitted at the post-match conference that the group is a tough one having three teams at the last World Cup in Brazil and a 2012 AFCON winner paired together, he however believes with the Franco-German coach, Gernot Rohr, in charge and forging a new spirit in the team, Nigeria is in safe hands.Midway into the four hours and 20 minutes flight from Ndola to Abuja however took a new tempo with the blaring of Nigeria’s hip-hop star, Phyno’s tune, ‘Connect’ from a Bluetooth speaker, turning the Airbus 737-800 series into one large party hall. Interestingly, it was a double celebration for one of Mikel’s players, Brown Ideye, whose birthday fell on that match-day one of the Russia 2018 qualifiers.Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung; former NFF President, Aminu Maigari; NFF President, Amaju Pinnick; his other board members on board the flight like 1st Vice-President Seyi Akinwunmi; 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko; Chairman of the Technical Committee, Chris Green; board member and Chairman of Enyimba FC, Felix Anyasi-Agwu; former COJA chieftain, Mainasara Illo; and several chairmen of state FAs and clubs joined in popping champagne to celebrate Ideye’s birthday.Dalung, who was equally as happy as every Nigerian on that flight, showed some dancing skills to the delight of all. The Plateau State lawyer-politician hinted he last danced 22 years ago but happy doing so again to celebrate Nigeria’s victory over Zambia.But the anticlimax of the night was the news on arrival at 11-20pm at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport that the Indomitable Lions played one-all with Algeria to deny the Desert Foxes from sharing the glory of another three-point winners in the group.Nigeria won a competitive away game for the first time in 23 months as Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho scored before Collins Mbesuma pulled one back in the Zambian Copper-belt capital. Manchester City of England prodigy Iheanacho has now scored in each of his last four matches for Nigeria: against Mali in France; Luxembourg in Luxembourg City; Tanzania in Uyo and; Zambia in Ndola.The Zambians had hoped to get Nigeria’s Europe-based contingent rendered weak and dehydrated with an early afternoon start (2.30pm), but the Eagles approached the match in a matured manner, not engaging in too much running in the first half-hour, and then taking their chances without blinking.The quintet of goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene, Stopilla Sunzu, Nathan Sinkala, Rainford Kalaba and Collins Mbesuma were familiar faces in the Zambian starting line-up. But Fwayo Tembo, Chisamba Lungu and Winston Kalengo are also known to be tough customers.They tried to run hard and wear the Eagles down in the 35-degree heat, but after surviving the first half-hour, the Nigerian attack stepped up a gear and scored two brilliant goals in 10 minutes. Eagles’ goalie Carl Ikeme and Williams Troost Ekong however stood out of the Nigerian pack with their five-star performances in Ndola.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria began the march to Russia 2018 World Cup on a bright note on Sunday afternoon in Ndola, grabbing maximum points against the Chipolopolo of Zambia. DURO IKHAZUAGBE who witnessed the encounter reports…Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, was a very happy man on Sunday night aboard the Arik Airline flight from Ndola in Zambia to Abuja. The reason for Mikel’s expansive laughter and hand pumping was obvious to all who know him. To some, the Chelsea star is more of a recluse, who hardly mixes with teammates or even fans. But that night was different. As captain of the Super Eagles, Mikel was like the commander of a battalion who has just led his army to conquer a very crucial territory. Beating the Chipolopolo in a World Cup qualifier right in front of their President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola was no mean feat.Grinning from ear to ear and shaking hands of some of the football stakeholders partying aboard the aircraft, Mikel opened up to THISDAY: “This victory is good. It has given us the edge in our Group B. Winning away in a tight group like this is not easy. Now, we have a very good chance to qualify for the World Cup if we keep our heads and play at our best level.”last_img read more

Men’s soccer shuts down MU Golden Eagles 2-0

first_imgDefenseman Eric Conklin scored the Badgers\’ first goal in the soccer team\’s 2-0 win over Marquette.[/media-credit]In a strong defensive matchup, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team defeated in-state rival Marquette 2-0 at the McClimon Soccer Complex Wednesday.Both teams entered the game coming off impressive wins over ranked teams, but it was Wisconsin that was able to walk away with the victory and shutout.The Badgers took command of the game right away, controlling the ball and keeping the Golden Eagles’ defense busy. While the Badgers kept up the pace and created a few scoring situations, the game soon became nothing but defense. During the first half, neither team managed to get the ball in the goal.Marquette came out strong in the second half. The pace of the game fell under control of the Golden Eagles, but the Badgers defense continued to do its job. While Marquette had six corner kicks overall, Wisconsin did not allow the Golden Eagles to score.The pace of the game shifted back into the Badgers’ control with defenseman Eric Conklin scoring the game’s first goal in the 69th minute.“My job is to seal the play, and I kind of anticipated the ball popping out,” Conklin said of his goal. “I think it skimmed someone’s head. So I brought it down, first touch, and started dribbling towards the goal, looking for guys that were open. The other team’s defenders let me dribble the all the way through and then I passed it to the far post. It felt great. I had a goal against Northwestern, but scoring a point in front of the home crowd is even better.”Again the game became nothing but a defensive brawl, but Wisconsin finally had another chance to score and took advantage. Midfielder Jon Rzepka scored his first goal ever in the 85th minute of the game off an assist from forward Scott Lorenz, giving the Badgers a 2-0 lead and all but securing the win.For Rzepka, the goal had a special meaning in addition to his first career score.“I started at the back post, top of the 18 and there was a guy on me, but I shook him off so I was free,” Rzepka said. “[Lorenz] played a great ball at the top, and I just had to get my foot out. It felt amazing because it was my first goal ever. So I’m going to dedicate it to my grandma.”Rzepka’s goal was not the only first of the game.Goalkeeper Ryan Vint made his first ever start and was able to shut out the Golden Eagles. Due to an injury, starting goalkeeper Alex Horwath suffered in the game against Northwestern, it was not decided until half an hour before the game who would get the start.“[Horwath] was a game-time decision and usually he can play through stuff,” Vint said. “I just came ready. I was mentally ready and I was physically ready to back him up.”Vint finally got his turn to show what he could do..“It felt great, just getting out there and getting the first one under your belt is always good,” Vint said. “I was a little nervous to be honest, but you know you just got to settle down and take a deep breath and just go out and play the game.”Although he was in goal, Vint does not take all the credit for shutout. He lauded the defensive effort that allowed only nine shots. Vint only had to make one save in the shutout.“Our defense played awesome. I owe the shutout to the defense,” Vint added. “I didn’t have to face too many shots and I owe it to them.”Coming off a win Sunday against No. 16 Northwestern, Wisconsin gained a lot of confidence, but head coach Todd Yeagley did not want to underestimate Marquette, which also obtained a win against Georgetown.Overall, Yeagley was pleased with his team’s performance.“I think we feel like we are working on and improving on different areas of the game. … On both sides of the ball we’re working on a lot of reps in the attacking third, trying to get guys sharper on the goal,” Yeagley said. “The organization, I thought, from the first whistle was good defensively. We limited their quality of chances.”Yeagley was also looking to control the pace of the game, which, overall, the Badgers succeeded in doing.“We wanted to be the aggressor and push the game and keep the speed and flow going,” Yeagley said. “I think [Marquette] looked to slow it down. In the second half I think Marquette started to get a little rhythm, but good teams will do that. Teams will have stretches, but we have to be organized and fight through it and get back to being the aggressor and we did that. I think we could have walked away with several more goals and that’s a good thing. We’re still creating some very dangerous opportunities.”As far as getting the shutout, Vint could not have put it better himself.“It felt awesome,” Vint said. “There’s nothing better than that. Having the team get a win is perfect.”last_img read more

Roberson plays season-high 14 minutes, shows noticeable improvement

first_imgTyler Roberson collected a rebound midway through the first half and paused in the paint. The rest of his Syracuse teammates abandoned him and ran upcourt which left him alone in an unfamiliar situation.“Dribble!” yelled Michael Gbinije.He didn’t. Instead Tyler Ennis ran back and Roberson hit him with an outlet pass.The freshman forward may not be totally comfortable yet, but he made noticeable strides in No. 2 Syracuse’s (13-0) 70-48 win over Eastern Michigan (7-5) in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday. Roberson tied his career high with 14 minutes and finished with six points, five rebounds and an assist.With DaJuan Coleman out with a left leg contusion, Roberson could see an increase in minutes as the third forward in the rotation, and proved Tuesday that he could be a viable stopgap.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Tonight he was good,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He got some rebounds, he made a couple of positive moves and a real good pass. A lot of positive things tonight.”Roberson played four minutes in SU’s 78-62 win over then-No. 8 Villanova on Saturday, and Boeheim said that he didn’t maximize his opportunities with Coleman hurt and Rakeem Christmas in foul trouble. The head coach said that Roberson gave up two easy layups to the Wildcats, didn’t rebound well and “was lost.”But Roberson looked comfortable against the Eagles. He was alert on the wing of Syracuse’s zone and effective in the high post on offense. He even threw a wrap-around pass to Christmas that got Boeheim to hop in the air before giving the freshman a casual point.“It’s just good to get out there,” Roberson said. “I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable.”Roberson still looked hesitant to shoot when he caught the ball in space. He attempted one jump shot in the first half that hit the back rim but said that “the jumper’s there, just need to keep shooting.”With 3:18 left, fellow freshmen Ron Patterson and B.J. Johnson joined Roberson on the court. After a hectic out-of-bounds save by Patterson led to a Johnson 3, Patterson set up Roberson with a floater in the paint.All three freshman reserves got their names in the box score Tuesday, and Roberson led the way with his most assuring performance of the season.“I was proud of them today,” SU forward C.J. Fair said of the freshmen. “Tyler was confident and that was good for us.” Comments Published on December 31, 2013 at 9:09 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mourinho breaks silence on Martial’s decision to leave United’s pre-season tour

first_img Anthony Martial warned the boss that he was going to leave the tour What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Read in Football How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings gameday cracker predicted NEW ERA silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won JOSE MOURINHO has revealed Anthony Martial warned him in advance before leaving Manchester United’s pre-season tour.The French star flew back to France on Tuesday to be with his partner ahead of the birth of their child. ALTERED latest Jose Mourinho is willing to offload the France international this summer Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BIG PRESENTS UP TOP The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Mourinho admitted that he “had no right” to stop the 22-year-old leaving before the clash against AC Milan.The Reds boss said: “I found out that Martial was going to Paris when he told me. It was two or three days ago.“When it is personal reasons, everyone analyses that the way they think is the correct way and when a man is going to be a father in this case, it’s the second time he is going to be a father, and he decides is very important for him to go, nobody has the right to stop him to go.”Martial had started in both of United’s previous matches on the tour, but failed to impress during the 1-1 tie with Club America and the 0-0 draw with San Jose Earthquakes. BEST OF 3 revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The relationship between Mourinho and Martial has now hit rock bottom as the forward continues his search for a new club.It is understood that United are willing to sell him this summer, but not to one of their Premier League rivals.He has attracted interest from Premier League giants Chelsea and Tottenham, while Bayern Munich have also been linked.In June, Martial’s agent Philippe Lamboley said: “After thinking about all the possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United.” Anthony Martial has attracted interest from a number of clubs this summer impact Manchester United still have to play Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the US before they return to England.It is understood that Martial will not fly back out to meet his team-mates. 3 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes last_img read more

How soon could Curry return? Surgery might make little difference

first_imgCurry suffered the injury in the third quarter Wednesday night at the Chase Center when he attempted to make a layup but fell to the court.“It was just a random basketball play,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said after the game. “So stuff happens.”The injury comes at a time the Warriors already do not have guard Klay Thompson (torn anterior cruciate ligament) or center Kevon Looney (a neuropathic condition).None of the physicians interviewed by this news organization Thursday had first-hand knowledge of Curry’s condition. They discussed hand injuries in general.Dr. Nirav Pandya, an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at UC San Francisco, said physicians use advanced imaging, such as a CT scan, to make sure the fracture does not go into a joint.“It is the one thing that could complicate things,” Pandya said. “If the break does go into the joints that increases the risk of stiffness and can push you into surgery.”A CT scan gives physicians a three-dimensional look at an injury whereas an X-ray is two dimensional, Carlson said.Richards said surgery often is required when the metacarpal bone is moved far out of place or turned where the fingers are crooked. Physicians said surgery could include using pins, a screw along the bone or a plate and screws on top of the bone to stabilize it.The physicians added that patients do not have many options to heal faster from a broken bone in the hand. Carlson said her medical group sometimes treats athletes with a pulsed ultrasound device that promotes regeneration to help speed up recovery.“If you can cut a couple of days out it can be helpful,” she said.Physicians said broken metacarpals generally do not lead to long-term issues. They also said it is doubtful Curry would cause more damage during his rehabilitation.“The tough thing is going to make sure he is not stiff and he has confidence in hand,” Pandya said. “It is a little easier for a center or power forward to come back because they don’t need that fine motor skill with that hand.”He added, “For someone like Steph, it’s not whether the bone heals but making sure he can get that mobility and finesse back to his hand fairly quickly.”Carlson said common treatment generally involves keeping the injured hand elevated to avoid swelling and to begin motion therapy soon after surgery. If surgery is not required, physicians said, the hand needs rest in a cast or splint for up to a month.Motions exercises include working to straighten the fingers out and making a full fist.“It gets the tendons gliding over the broken bone so they don’t stick to it,” Carlson said.Dr. Sanjeev Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon who has treated professional basketball players with hand injuries, said it also is important to keep the rest of the body in top shape when recovering.“When it comes to going back to sport, more than being physically and mentally ready, you have to ensure you are game ready,” he said. Team officials said Thursday that the CT scan would help in making a decision of whether Curry needs to have surgery for the injury he suffered Wednesday night, when the Phoenix Suns’ Aron Baynes, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center, accidentally fell on him.Warriors officials have not publicly stated what Curry’s injury might be but said that they hope to have a timetable for treatment by Friday afternoon. ESPN reported that Curry broke the second metacarpal bone connecting to the index finger of his left hand. Curry is right-handed.“In the non-shooting hand he’d be able to return six to eight weeks at the worst-case scenario,” said Richards, a clinical assistant professor at UC San Francisco.“In general, the index metacarpal is a good bone to break if you have to break one,” added Dr. Michelle G. Carlson, a sports-related hand and upper extremity surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. “It is a little easier to come back from than the other metacarpals.”She said it is easier to get motion back in an index finger because the tendons do not run on top of the bone like other metacarpals bones. SAN FRANCISCO — If Stephen Curry had surgery to fix a fracture on his left hand, he would not return to the court any faster, medical specialists said Thursday.The Golden Warriors all-star point guard had a CT scan on Thursday to help physicians get a clear picture of the severity of the injury.“Surgery would not necessarily get him back quicker,” said Dr. Joshua Richards, a hand specialist at Webster Orthopedics in the East Bay. “It would be to realign the bone in a better position.”Physicians said Curry, 31, a two-time NBA most valuable player, should be sidelined no more than two months, with the possibility that he could return to play after four weeks.last_img read more

Cybersecurity Bill Dies, Obama Signs Cyberwar Directive. What’s Next?

first_imgdan rowinski The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 is dead. The bill would have given the Department of Homeland Security greater control over security standards and involved it in industry efforts to protect critical infrastructure.Opponents of the bill feared that the department would have had too much control and that too much private information would have been shared between business and government. Advocates maintain that new legislation is imperative to safeguard the nation.“Cybersecurity Is Dead For This Congress”Proponents of the cybersecurity legislation failed to end debate on the measure and force a vote twice this year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–Nevada) said, “cybersecurity is dead for this Congress,” meaning nothing more likely will happen until the new Congress convenes in January. The bill was similar to Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which the House of Reprentatives passed in April, but the Senate rejected.Previous Cybersecurity Act Coverage:Revised Cybersecurity Bill Still Faces Democrat, Republican GauntletsWarring Senate Factions Punt Cybersecurity Bill Until After The ElectionIt’s Warring Cybersecurty Bills As McCain Threatens CountermeasuresWhat You Need To Know About CISPAThe primary opponents of the bill were business associations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which argued that the measure would put undue burdens on small businesses. forcing them to change their day-to-day operations. Senate Republicans took the side of the Chamber. Republicans also objected to restrictions to the limitation of amendments attached to the legislation.So what happens now?Obama’s Likely Executive OrderThe Obama Administration is likely to bypass Congress by writing sections of the bill into an executive order. In some ways, this is preferable for proponents of cybersecurity legislation in that the most important aspects of the measure would be enacted, providing an immediate framework for how the country responds to cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. But an executive order probably would not assuage opponents, especially if the secretive Department of Homeland Security is the locus of the effort.The need for cybersecurity legislation has become increasingly clear as viruses like Shamoon, Mahdi, Stuxnet and others have wreaked havoc on critical infrastructure and performed cyber espionage across the world. The U.S., which may have been behind some of these attacks, is cognizant of the need to shore up its cybersecurity efforts.“Global IT infrastructure is a world of glass houses, and there’s an escalating trend of people throwing stones,” Mike Lloyd, chief technical officer of RedSeal Networks, told ReadWrite in an email. “Sometimes it’s necessary to move beyond your own glass house to catch someone who is threatening or actually attacking your infrastructure. “Presidential Policy Directive 20President Obama took the first steps toward creating effective cybersecurity legislation this week by signing Presidential Policy Directive 20, which while not an executive order, outlines the roles the role of the government in offensive and defensive cyber operations. As a directive, it adds no powers for federal agencies. A presidential directive is usually a statement from the White House outlining a national security policy framework for other agencies in the federal government. “The Policy Directive is attracting attention because it directly indicates that rules of engagement in cyberspace can include tracking down rock-throwers in other networks,” Lloyd wrote.“But its core message must not be missed: We need to get our own house in order.  In an interconnected global network, it won’t be possible to chase after and catch every potential rock-thrower – new threats will continue to emerge, and if we continue to ignore or poorly maintain our glass houses, the losses will continue to increase,” he wrote. “Our existing critical infrastructure is not very hard to compromise,” Lloyd wrote. “The drum beat of publicity around break-ins for the last few years is bringing that message home.”  A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Tags:#cybersecurity#Government 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Antetokounmpo scores 41 points as Bucks torch Nets

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) goes up for a dunk as Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-91 on Friday night.Antetokounmpo returned after sitting out two games to manage chronic pain in his right knee. He sealed it late, dribbling between his legs before hitting a jumper over Quincy Acy and drawing a foul. Antetokounmpo made the free throw, and hit a 3-pointer on the next possession.ADVERTISEMENT Khris Middleton added 21 points for the Bucks in their second game since coach Jason Kidd was fired Monday. They also beat the Nets for the ninth consecutive time.DeMarre Carroll and D’Angelo Russell had 14 points apiece for Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMilwaukee built a 26-point first-half lead. Brooklyn, which had just 35 points at the half, scored 37 in the third quarter and got within seven points late in the period.The Nets, coming off a one-point loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, struggled offensively throughout the first half, connecting on just 26 percent of their shots, including 4 of 20 from 3-point range. Milwaukee led 58-35 at the half. The Bucks opened on a 16-2 run and led 33-15 after the quarter, led by Antetokounmpo with 11 points.TROUBLE FOR BROWNPolice officers used a stun gun on Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old Friday after a confrontation at a pharmacy parking lot. “It’s a personal issue I’m dealing with right now,” Brown said before the game. Brown had what appeared to be a bruise and scratches on the right side of his face. Officers contacted a man believed to be Brown after seeing a vehicle parked across two handicapped parking spots while doing a business check at about 2 a.m. Asked if there could be any discipline for Brown, coach Joe Prunty said: “We believe it will be resolved quickly.” Brown entered the game midway through the first quarter.TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn shot just 22 percent in the first quarter, including 2 of 13 from 3-point range. … Rondae Hollis-Jefferson limped off the court midway the second quarter with a strained right groin and didn’t return. … Brooklyn made buzzer-beating 3-pointers at the end of the first and second quarters.Bucks: G Malcolm Brogdon missed the game due to right calf soreness. … Former Milwaukee player Vin Baker has been hired as an assistant coach. Baker most recently served as a pre- and postgame analyst for Bucks telecasts and served as a volunteer coaching assistant. … Milwaukee Brewers players Josh Hader, Brett Phillips and Jacob Barnes sat courtside.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LeBron’s triple-double leads Cavaliers past Pacers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Nets: At Minnesota on Saturday night.Bucks: At Chicago on Sunday. Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next View comments MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more