Consumers trust credit unions and banks much more than brick-and-mortar retailers to keep personal information and data secure, according to a recent Gallup poll.More than nine out of 10 consumers (91%) hold some or a lot of trust in their primary financial institution when it comes to safeguarding personal data, while less than 70% of consumers trust merchants.The federal government and social networking sites finished second-to-last and last in the poll with rates of trust of 45% and 23% respectively.Brick-and-mortar merchants have been responsible for a number of high-profile breaches over the past 18 months, including the Target and Home Depot breaches that ultimately cost credit unions nearly $90 million.CUNA continues to remind lawmakers that merchants are not held to the same stringent data security standards that the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act imposes on financial institutions, leaving both the payments network and personal consumer data vulnerable to cybercriminals. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
22 January 2003A KwaZulu-Natal civil engineering researcher has started groundbreaking work to help predict floods up to six hours in advance so that authorities can be proactive rather than reactive when disaster strikes.The Water Research Commisson is funding efforts by academic Geoff Pegram of the University of Natal to develop technology to forecast floods. This includes the ability to ‘nowcast’ where floods can be forecast up to six hours ahead, using radar technology and computer-based mathematical techniques.“Floods are a daunting phenomenon that can cause widespread loss of life and damage,” says Pegram, adding that floods in the province are expected to become increasingly destructive.Pegram says that using radar technology to forecast floods is more effective than using ordinary rain gauges, which do not provide real-time rainfall information and are poor at estimating rainfall in spatial detail over a large area.The technology is already being used. A model has been installed in the Umgeni Water offices in Pietermaritzburg and at the Flood Management Centre at eThekwini (Durban) Metro Water.“The weather radar gives an almost instantaneous picture of where rain is falling in great detail over a large area,” says Pegram.Coastal cities like Durban will benefit particularly from weather radars, as forecasters will be able to detect what rainfall is coming in from the sea in areas where there are no rain gauges.“An extra half-hour bought is a possible saving of life,” says Pegram.In addition, flood-prone informal settlements can benefit as the weather radar will be used as an early warning system to reduce flood damage and give water resource managers extra time to implement preventative measures.“It is hoped that this pilot study in KwaZulu-Natal will be so successful that other municipalities and water management authorities throughout South Africa will adopt the technology,” said university spokesperson Amelia Naidoo.Naidoo said the Water Research Commission had granted Pegram’s research team a new contract to run for three years, entitled ‘National Flood Nowcasting System Towards an Integrated Mitigation Strategy’.Role players in the study include Umgeni Water; Durban Metro’s Disaster Management team; Durban Metro’s Drainage and Coastal Division; the South African Weather Service’s electronic research, development and maintenance arm Metsys (Meteorological Systems and Technology); the Metsys team in Bethlehem in the Free State; and the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
20 April 2011The Department of Trade and Industry has helped to conclude R28-billion in investment in South Africa’s economy and aims to facilitate R115-billion in investment over the next few years, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Briefing journalists in Cape Town on Tuesday following his budget vote speech in Parliament, Davies said the R115-billion target was part of a performance agreement that he signed with President Jacob Zuma last year.Davies said that of the R28-billion which had already been committed, R13-billion was in the automotive sector, with much of the remainder in business-process services.There had also been plenty of interest in infrastructure projects and “green” industries, he said.Investment partnersHe said Trade Investment South Africa (Tisa) had offices across the world which helped to facilitate investment deals, and in some cases Davies himself met with potential investors.“When we go abroad with these state visits, we convey to investors from other countries we are visiting information about the investment climate in South Africa,” he said.The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) as well as the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) played a critical role in investments, he said, both financially and in terms of their partnership value.Davies said the department and the President’s Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) advisory council were also debating how to strengthen links between small and big businesses by overhauling the enterprise development element.Strengthening big, small business linksUnder the BEE scorecard, businesses that assist black-empowered or black-owned enterprises with mentoring or business support, grants, interest-free loans or early payment, can score BEE points.Davies said the current debate was whether to take away points from the overall scorecard for not supporting black businesses.He said the private sector needed to be more actively involved in supporting black entrepreneurs, rather than handing money over to a fund or incubator that then carried out a support intervention on their behalf.“In Asia, you find that small and big businesses have a symbiotic relationship, and big businesses get a lot of input from small businesses, and then you don’t want a lot of bad inputs, so you actually work to ensure that your suppliers are able to improve their capacity, their technology,” Davies said.Improving small business supportIn his budget vote speech, Davies said the department had set up an advisory group to help improve the government’s small business support (SMME) programmes.He said the ramping up of incubation programmes had already been identified as a move that would benefit small enterprises, but he said partnerships would have to be cemented.“We will accordingly be seeking more active partnerships with business, and are looking at ways to tweak BBBEE programmes, as well as direct SMME programmes to develop the necessary synergies.”He said the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) was planning to roll out support for 250 incubation schemes over the next five years, as the first phase towards a target of 1 000 small business incubators.Source: BuaNews
This post was written by Christina Herron, MS, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Safety AppsApps for Safety by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter By Christina Herron, MSMFLN Family Development hosted a 2015 Virtual Learning Event in the month of October. Session 4 | What’s on the Web? Family Violence Resource Tool Kit discussed online resources and mobile applications pertinent to professionals working with individuals, children and families experiencing domestic violence. On of the key topics of the this VLE session focused on mobile applications for individuals involved in Domestic Violence relationships.The National Network to End Domestic Violence has graciously provided a comprehensive study of every cell phone app focusing on Domestic Violence. This organization has broken each app into categories, list detailed descriptions, the pro and cons, and things for the specific audience to consider. Their goal is for individuals, service providers, and victims/survivors to have all the information they need in order to make an informed decision. Below, you will find a brief breakdown of the study completed by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Be sure to check out the complete study, here.Apps for:Public Awareness and EducationApps for Public Awareness & Education by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter Screening and AssessingApps for Screening and Assessing by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter Disclaimer: The Military Families Learning Network does not endorse the use of any of these cell phone apps. There are concerns and barriers to using cell phone apps. However, these apps are out for anyone to access freely. As service providers, educating ourselves on the different types of apps, concerns and barriers could help us better inform the individuals we come in contact with who have been affected by domestic violence and who might be considering using one of these apps out of their own personal choice.
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games But that was the least of his concerns. All what matters was the Gin Kings staying alive in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals after the 125-101 Game 3 victory on Thursday.READ: Brownlee stars as Ginebra stays aliveFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“(TNT) rely on him a lot and I think it’s going to be big for them. But for us, we can’t focus on that. We can’t worry about him or the other team and we just have to focus on what we do best and come up with a good plan whether he’s in there or not,” Brownlee said.Brownlee was one of the huge reasons why Ginebra evaded the sweep as he caught fire early, unloading 17 points in the first half and adding. 14 more in the killer 35-point third quarter. He wound up with 31 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, three steals, and two assists. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Milan wants Japanese titlists READ: Frolicking while the giant sleeps And with this win, Brownlee is optimistic that the Gin Kings have rekindled their flame as they seek to force a deciding Game 5.“We’re gonna come out and play hard no matter what happens. I think having that chip on our shoulder is very helpful for us,” he said.Game 4 is on Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? View comments MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire But the 29-year-old forward noted the rest of the squad also badly wanted to keep the series alive, hence the strong start.READ: Cone hopes Jaworksi could attend every Ginebra game“Everybody was just aggressive and were taking shots when they’re open, trying to get to the basket. We’re moving the ball very well. That was the key for us. We played with a lot of joy, we enjoyed tonight. That’s the big key for us, continue to play with joy and play together,” he said.Brownlee also thinks that the tall task of overcoming a 0-2 series hole was just the reality check Ginebra needed to clean up its act after topping the eliminations.“I think maybe we got a little complacent being first place,” he said. “Since I came back in the Governor’s Cup, we were kind of like the underdogs and we played with a little chip on our shoulders being the underdogs.”ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESDown 0-2 in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals, Ginebra import Justin Brownlee was so focused in the duel that he didn’t even notice counterpart Joshua Smith leaving the game for TNT.“I didn’t realize it. I was so locked into the game, I didn’t realize it until it was third or fourth quarter,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’
Canada plays host starting Friday to the leaders of the G7 countries. Here are some quick details about the six leaders who will be meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.France: Emmanuel MacronIn current office since: 2017Party: La Republique En Marche!, which Macron founded, has been described as centrist, social democratic and liberal.Age: 40Born in: Amiens, France.Spouse: Brigitte Macron.Pre-politics profession: Civil servant and investment banker.Seniority within the G7: The second-least experienced member, ahead of Italy’s Giuseppe Conte but behind Donald Trump, who assumed office in early 2017.G7 quote: “We must not fall apart. The other six G7 countries are a market that is bigger than the American market.”Fact unrelated to G7: Macron’s dog Nemo, who he brings to work, was once caught on camera urinating on a fireplace in the Elysee Palace while Macron met with some cabinet ministers.___Germany: Angela MerkelIn current office since: 2005Age: 63Party: Christian Democratic Union, a centre-right coalition.Born in: Hamburg, Germany (The city was in West Germany at the time, but Merkel’s family moved to East Germany when she was only a few months old).Spouse: Joachim Sauer.Pre-politics profession: Physicist.Seniority within the G7: Merkel is the longest-tenured leader in the G7, making her the most senior leader of the group.G7 quote: “It is apparent that we have a serious problem with multilateral agreements here, and so there will be contentious discussions.”Fact unrelated to G7: Merkel, who reportedly was bitten by a dog in 1995, quipped that Vladimir Putin’s dog “doesn’t eat journalists, after all,” after the Russian leader said the dog would behave itself upon entering the duo’s first meeting after Merkel became chancellor.___Italy: Giuseppe ConteIn current office since: Last Friday after the two largest parties in the Italian legislature agreed on Conte as a compromise candidate for prime minister, breaking a political deadlock that followed the March 4 national election.Party: Five Star Movement, a populist right-wing party, which joined a coalition with the Lega party to form government.Age: 53Born in: Volturara Appula, Italy.Spouse: He and his wife are separated. They have a 10-year-old son.Pre-politics profession: Professor of law.Seniority within the G7: Having just assumed office, Conte is the most junior member of the group. The G7 is also his first international trip.G7 quote: “Italy’s first position will be to make itself known, the latter to be respected.”Fact unrelated to G7: A law professor, Conte has been accused of embellishing his academic history, including roles at New York University, University of Malta and the Sorbonne in Paris. He has denied all accusations of embellishment.___Japan: Shinzo AbeIn current office since: 2012 (although he also served as Japanese prime minister from 2006 to 2007)Party: Liberal Democratic, which can be described as conservative in its policies. Abe’s maternal grandfather, former Japanese prime minister Nobusuke Kishi, helped form the party in 1955.Age: 63Born in: Tokyo, Japan.Spouse: Akie Abe.Pre-politics profession: Political aide and worker in a steel plant.Seniority within the G7: Abe is second in seniority to Merkel, and is serving his fourth term as Japanese prime minister.G7 quote: “No country benefits from retaliatory trade restrictions…. My message is (the) G7 should play a role in free and fair global economic development.”Fact unrelated to G7: Just last month, Abe delivered Olympic gold medal figure skater Alina Zagitova a three-month-old Akita puppy because the Russian teen requested to get one of the Japanese breed if he brought home a medal.___United States: Donald TrumpIn current office since: 2017Party: Republican.Age: 71Born in: New York City.Spouse: Melania Trump.Pre-politics profession: Real estate developer, businessman and television personality.Seniority within the G7: Trump is the third most junior leader of the G7, ahead of Macron and Conte, but heads the largest economy and is arguably the biggest voice at the table.G7 quote: “Isn’t it Ironic? Getting ready to go to the G-7 in Canada to fight for our country on Trade (we have the worst trade deals ever made), then off to Singapore to meet with North Korea & the Nuclear Problem…But back home we still have the 13 Angry Democrats pushing the Witch Hunt!”Fact unrelated to G7: Trump has a few television and movie credits to his name beyond “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice,” including “Zoolander,” “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” and an episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” where he quipped, “I like keeping a low profile,” and later, “everybody is always blaming me for everything.”___United Kingdom: Theresa MayIn current office since: 2016Party: Conservative.Age: 61Born in: Eastbourne, Sussex, England.Spouse: Philip May.Pre-politics profession: Worked at the Bank of England and the British agency that manages payment systems.Seniority within the G7: May is right in the middle, behind Trudeau and ahead of Trump.G7 quote: A readout of May’s call with Trudeau last month noted, “The leaders had a broad discussion about the upcoming G7, including the importance of G7 action to tackle hostile state activity.”Fact unrelated to G7: May, who had two dogs as a child, introduced new licensing rules for breeders set to come into force this year to crack down on puppy mills and, as she put it, “do everything we can to eradicate animal cruelty from our society.”___
Login/Register With: “Typically, there are two kinds of justice: one for the rich and one for the poor. Marcie Diggs doesn’t see it that way. There’s only one type of justice to her and she stops at nothing to get it for her clients,” said Amos Adetuyi, executive producer, Circle Blue Entertainment.A CBC original drama, Diggstown is co-produced by Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and DHX Media. Kane is creator, executive producer and showrunner, and Amos Adetuyi (Jean of the Jones), Brenda Greenberg (Being Erica) and Todd Berger (Wynonna Earp) are executive producers. Kelly Makin (Saving Hope) is the pilot director and executive producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Deborah Nathan is Executive in Charge of Production.About Circle Blue Entertainment:Established by award-winning producer Amos Adetuyi in 2011, Circle Blue Entertainment is a television and film production company based in Toronto and Los Angeles that produces content across a range of genres, from drama to non-scripted, for television, theatrical and digital markets in North America, and internationally. Recent productions include: ANGELIQUE’S ISLE (Level Film/CBC), an Indigenous thriller set in the 1800’s; BEAT THE WORLD (Sony Pictures/ Wild Bunch/eOne), the first dance movie to blend hip-hop and parkour; ACROSS THE LINE, starring Stephan James (RACE, SELMA, HOME AGAIN), directed by the renowned music video director, “Director X”; the critically acclaimed comedy film, JEAN OF THE JONESES, which premiered at SXSW and TIFF; and the upcoming dramatic series, DIGGSTOWN (CBC).About Freddie Films Inc.:Freddie Films Inc. creates, develops, writes and produces one-hour drama and theatrical feature films. It was founded in 2010 by lawyer Floyd Kane who has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his debut feature ACROSS THE LINE, about the destructive nature of racism. He has also served as Production Executive on numerous award-winning projects for both theatrical release and broadcast television and is currently the creator/showrunner of the upcoming dramatic series, DIGGSTOWN, for CBC.About DHX Media:DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide.About CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. With production now underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films Inc., and DHX Media today announced additional casting for the new CBC original drama Diggstown (6×60). Created by Halifax’s Floyd Kane (Across The Line), the series is set for a winter 2019 broadcast and streaming premiere on CBC, the CBC TV app and cbc.ca/watch.The series follows Marcie Diggs (Vinessa Antoine, Being Erica, Heartland), a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias. Joining Antoine is a star-studded cast including Natasha Henstridge (Species), C. David Johnson (Street Legal), Stacey Farber (Grace and Frankie), Brandon Oakes (Arctic Air), Shailene Garnett (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), Tim Rozon (Wynonna Earp), and Dwain Murphy (Titans).“It’s difficult to voice the excitement and pride I feel bringing this dynamic, ground-breaking series home to Nova Scotia. Especially being able to highlight the vibrancy of North Preston, Canada’s oldest Black Community,” said Kane. Vinessa Antoine – Photo by Dana Patrick Photography Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement
Kennedy’s last week of original episodes before he retires as host of the show, will air the week of June 24th, and Ayed will kick off the new season of IDEAS in September 2019. As producer and host, Ayed will chase new ideas and challenge diverse perspectives alongside listeners.“I have dedicated my career to discovering the world, covering some of its most intense moments. I had the rare privilege of witnessing monumental events up close, learning about the ideas and movements transforming the world first hand,” said Ayed. “While I’ve investigated the why, how, what, when and where, I’ve had a burning ambition to go deeper. I am passionate about the opportunity to finally connect the disparate dots, and to marshal all my energy to uncover the critical ‘why’.”“Paul Kennedy took listeners on incredible journeys into thought that always promise a surprise or two. These are the reasons I have been an Ideas listener for years,” added Ayed.Paul Kennedy has been the host of IDEAS since 1999, when he succeeded the legendary Lister Sinclair. He won national and international recognition for his work, including an ACTRA award for best Canadian radio documentary.Each episode hosted by Kennedy in the week of June 24–28, 2019 will revisit documentaries and projects that go back over his four decades as a contributor and host, including his first IDEAS documentary, The Fur Trade Revisited (1977).For nearly two decades, Nahlah Ayed has covered the major stories of our times: from the international refugee crisis, to the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine, to the Brexit referendum and the political chaos that follows, to the international diplomatic efforts to sign agreements on Iran’s nuclear capability and tackling the climate crisis. Her work has been recognized repeatedly, through multiple national and international awards and countless nominations, as well as three honorary degrees from Canadian universities for distinguished achievement.A former parliamentary reporter for The Canadian Press, Ayed is a graduate of Carleton University’s Master of Journalism program. She also holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a B.Sc. in genetics from the University of Manitoba. Ayed was born and raised in Winnipeg and is the author of A Thousand Farewells, a book about refugeehood.IDEAS is CBC Radio One’s program of contemporary thought, exploring everything from culture and the arts to science and technology to social issues. Challenging Canadians to think analytically for over 50 years, Ideas is best known for its ground-breaking documentaries and mixed formats that explore ideas that matter the most to Canadians. The program airs weekdays on CBC Radio at 9 p.m. ET (9:30 p.m. NT) and repeats weekdays at 4 a.m. ET (4:30 a.m. NT). For more information about upcoming episodes and behind the scenes extras, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/.About CBC/Radio-Canada:CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. CBC today revealed Nahlah Ayed, award-winning foreign correspondent for CBC News, will become the new host of the iconic national CBC Radio One show, IDEAS. Longtime host Paul Kennedy announced earlier this year that he would step down at the end of the current season.Nahlah Ayed has been based in London for seven years. A veteran of foreign reportage, she’s covered major world events over nearly two decades in Europe, Asia and Africa, including nearly a decade living in and covering conflicts in the Middle East.“Nahlah has traveled the globe covering major world events. We welcome her home to Canada, and look forward to her unique perspective, and to watch her build on the accomplishments of Paul Kennedy,” said Cathy Perry, Senior Director of CBC Talk Radio. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
Robert Lewandowski is not thinking about leaving Bayern Munich anytime soon, despite being linked with lucrative moves away from the clubThe Polish striker is highly-rated within the football world following an impressive eight years in Germany with both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern.In fact, Lewandowski has scored 190 goals in 273 Bundesliga games and is just another four goals shy of equaling Bayern legend Claudio Pizarro as the league’s fifth-highest scorer.Despite having been linked with moves to Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain over the past year, Lewandowski announced he only identifies with Bayern.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“There’s a very good chance I’ll be here for a long time yet,” Lewandowski told Sport Bild.“I’m not thinking about going anywhere else. Since putting the rumours to rest, my heart has been 100 per cent with Bayern.“I fully identify with the club. I could definitely see myself ending my career at Bayern.”Lewandowski, who has already scored 22 goals in 24 appearances across all competitions this season, is contracted at Bayern until 2021.