‘20% Wi-Fi hot-spots in World Cup host cities potentially unsafe’

first_imgMoscow, June 12: If you are visiting Russia for the World Cup matches starting from Thursday, think twice before using open Wi-Fi networks.A new research from Russia-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday warned that more than 20 per cent of Wi-Fi hot-spots in the host cities do not use traffic encryption, making them potentially unsafe for use by football fans visiting the cities.The results suggest that football fans should take care of their personal data, especially while using open Wi-Fi connections around the FIFA World Cup games.”The lack of traffic encryption, coupled with large-scale events — like the FIFA World Cup — make wireless Wi-Fi networks a target for criminals who want easy access to user data,” Denis Legezo, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said in a statement.Global events always result in a concentration of people connecting to networks to upload posts, stay in touch with loved ones, and share the fun with others.However, at the same time, these networks can be used to transfer financial and other valuable information across the Internet. IANSlast_img read more

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2020-09-20

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Tough stretch finally comes to a close for Trojans

first_imgOver the past eight days, Frank Cruz and the USC baseball team played six games, winning three and losing three.The Trojans lost a doubleheader to Utah on Friday which was the culmination of a three-game losing streak that started Tuesday night, when the Trojans fell to No. 9 UCLA at Dodger Stadium.On Sunday, the Trojans took the field trying to avoid a sweep at the hands of Utah to open the Pac-12 season.And the Trojans played one of their most complete games of the season to end spring break on a high note.The Trojans bested the Utes 10-5 on Sunday in a display of offensive fury. Every Trojan starter had at least one hit, and six delivered multi-hit performances. All told, USC put up 18 in the H column, its best of the season.The offensive prowess was especially welcomed following the Trojans dismal showing in a doubleheader on Friday. In the first game of the doubleheader, senior pitcher Andrew Triggs went the full nine innings, striking out 11 and walking just one.But USC was shut out on just three hits as Triggs took a hard-luck loss. In the nightcap, USC jumped out 1-0 in the first inning, but didn’t score again and fell 3-1.That loss snapped a five-game win streak the Trojans had been on. The last three of those came at the beginning of spring break, when USC played one of their most thrilling series of the season against Cal State Bakersfield.On Friday and Saturday, the Trojans were down one entering the bottom of the ninth. And both nights, they tied the game and won in walk-off fashion. Friday it was sophomore third baseman Kevin Swick with the game-winning hit; Saturday it was junior second baseman Adam Landecker; on Sunday it was freshman pitcher Stephen Tarpley who was the game’s MVP, going eight shutout innings, with 10 strikeouts and no walks to improve his ERA to 2.28.The Trojans will travel to Palo Alto on Saturday to take on No. 2 Stanford in a three-game series.last_img read more

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2020-09-17

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Gallery: Syracuse blows out Towson, 98-55

first_imgComing off a four-point loss to No. 20 Minnesota on Nov. 29, No. 12 Syracuse (7-2) bounced back on Monday at the Carrier Dome, defeating Towson (3-4), 98-55. The Orange put up 52 first-half points and cruised to a victory to remain undefeated at home. Digna Strautmane dropped 19 points in 19 minutes of action, and four other players scored in double-digits.Here are the best shots from Monday’s game. Published on December 2, 2018 at 9:39 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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2020-09-16

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Cork and Waterford to battle it out in league final

first_imgSemple Stadium hosts today’s Division 1 Allianz National Hurling League final between Cork and Waterford.Cormac Murphy and Mark Ellis are fit to be included in the Cork half-back line, while Aidan Ryan is handed his first start since 2010 and starts at full-back.The last time these sides met was in the Munster Championship quarter-final last June, where Cork ran out 28 points to 14 winners. The action gets underway in Thurles at 3.30pm.last_img

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2020-09-16

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Hepatitis C infections almost tripled over past 5-years

first_imgBy Garth A. RoseAccording to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, over just five years, the number of reported new hepatitis C virus infections has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data.Because hepatitis C has few symptoms, nearly half of people living with the virus don’t know they are infected and most new infections go undiagnosed. Further, limited surveillance resources have led to underreporting, meaning the annual number of hepatitis C virus cases reported to CDC (850 cases in 2010 and 2,436 cases in 2015) does not reflect the true scale of the epidemic. CDC estimates about 34,000 new hepatitis C infections actually occurred in the U.S. in 2015.The Center says Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease reported It. The recently released data indicate that nearly 20,000 Americans died from hepatitis C-related causes in 2015, The majority of deaths were people ages 55 and older.“By testing, curing, and preventing hepatitis C, we can protect generations of Americans from needless suffering and death,” said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. “We must reach the hardest-hit communities with a range of prevention and treatment services that can diagnose people with hepatitis C and link them to treatment. This wide range of services can also prevent the misuse of prescription drugs and ultimately stop drug use –which can also prevent others from getting hepatitis C in the first place.”New hepatitis C virus infections are increasing most rapidly among young people, with the highest overall number of new infections among 20- to 29-year-olds. This is primarily a result of increasing injection drug use associated with America’s growing opioid epidemic.However, the majority (three-quarters) of the 3.5 million Americans already living with hepatitis C are people born from 1945 to 1965. The so-called Baby-boomers are six times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C than those in other age groups and are at much greater risk of death from the virus.Recent CDC studies also indicate hepatitis C virus infections are growing among women of childbearing age, putting the youngest generation of Americans at risk. Hepatitis C treatment not only cures the vast majority of people living with the virus but also prevents transmission to their partners and children.The CDC cautions comprehensive approaches are needed to combat the dual epidemics of opioid addiction and injection-related infectious diseases. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has implemented five specific strategies to fight the opioid epidemic and save lives and reduce the impact of injection-related infectious diseases. These strategies are:improving access to treatment and recovery services;promoting the use of overdose-reversing drugs:strengthening our understanding of the opioid epidemic through better public health surveillance:providing support for cutting-edge research on pain and addiction: and advancing better practices for pain management.Comprehensive syringe service programs (SSPs) are one of many tools communities can use to prevent hepatitis and other injection-related infectious diseases. These programs also help link people to treatments to stop drug use, test for infectious diseases that can spread to others, and medical care.However, a recent CDC analyses indicate 80 percent of young people with hepatitis C live over 10 miles from an SSP. Another study finds only a few states have laws that support full access to both comprehensive SSPs and hepatitis C-related treatment and preventive services for people who inject drugs.While new medicines can now cure hepatitis C virus infections in as little as two to three months, many people in need of treatment are not able to get it. HHS recently released the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan, 2017-2020 that sets goals for improving prevention, care, and treatment of viral hepatitis and puts the nation on a course toward eliminating new hepatitis infections. “Stopping hepatitis C will eliminate an enormous disease and economic burden for all Americans,” said Dr. John Ward, director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis. “We have a cure for this disease and the tools to prevent new infections. Now we need a substantial, focused, and concerted national effort to implement the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan and make effective prevention tools and curative treatment available to Americans in needlast_img read more

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2020-08-31

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Preregistration for Girls on the Run 5k now open

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Girls on the Run is doing their best inspiring girls to live healthy lives and to walk in confidence. As a reward to the girls completing the program, the public is invited to run in the Sunrise Side Color Me Awesome 5k. The event kicks of April 24.It is a non–competitive and unlimited time race. Preregistration is open now with the District Health Department in Alpena. Proceeds of the event benefits the Girls on the Run Scholarship Fund.If you’re ready to kick–up a sweat, meet at the Lakeside Park in Rogers City at 10 a.m. later this spring. The council director says the program wouldn’t be possible without help from the community.Download a registration form here or contact Cathy Goike at 989-358-7970 for more information.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious North Country Smokehouse more than 2,500 pounds of ready to eat sausageNext Fire engulfs barn at Alpena County residencelast_img read more

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2020-08-28

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Clemson lands top 2020 recruit, moves past Alabama as No. 1 class

first_img Florida football staff member arrested on stalking charge, placed on leave Related News Tuesday marked a huge victory for Clemson after the top 2020 prospect picked the Tigers over several other top-tier football programs.Bryan Bresee, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive lineman, selected decided to play for Clemson over Alabama, Penn State, Ohio State, Georgia, Oklahoma and Michigan. The No. 1 overall recruit in the Class of 2020 @bryan_bresee officially commits to Clemson.Bresee held offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State, among others.#AllIn pic.twitter.com/OQjFwapD5T— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) April 23, 2019Bresee’s commitment — Clemson’s 12th for 2020 — moves the Tigers to the No. 1-rated class for 2020, leapfrogging Alabama, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. Clemson never has held the top spot under coach Dabo Swinney, despite two national titles in the past three seasons.“(Swinney) always prides himself on developing the classes and has said he’s never had a No. 1 class,” Bresee said, via 247Sports. “He was joking around, saying, ‘You guys are going to ruin all my pride with this one.’”center_img NCAA adjusts targeting, overtime rules for upcoming season 247Sports noted that while the Damascas, Maryland, native didn’t make his official announcement until Tuesday, he gave Swinney his word last month that he was committing to the Tigers.“This class could be by far one of the best classes ever,” Bresee said. “I think definitely one of the best classes for Clemson.”For the 2020 class, Clemson holds the top spot, while Alabama, LSU, Miami and Florida round out the top five, in that order.last_img read more

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2020-08-26

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USWNT vs. Chile results: Carli Lloyd’s two-goal performance powers USA past Chile

first_imgThe US Women’s National Team didn’t miss a beat on Sunday in its second game of the group stage of the 2019 Women’s World Cup as it cruised past Chile 3-0 led by Carli Lloyd’s two goals.Right off the bat, it was a different starting XI for the USWNT as coach Jill Ellis made seven changes to the lineup, including opting to not start Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.  Things got going for the US in the 11th minute when Abby Dahlkemper sent one into the box for Christen Press. Her pass was off the mark and a Chilean defender attempted to clear it, but it didn’t go far. Lloyd pounced at the opportunity and sent one past Chilean goalkeeper Christiane Endler to give the US the early 1-0 lead.With the goal, Lloyd became the first player in history to score in six straight World Cup matches. Lloyd has scored eight goals over those six matches.Julie Ertz made it 2-0 in the 26th minute on a header off a corner kick from Tierna Davidson. Lloyd picked up her second goal nine minutes later in the 35th minute. Davidson sent another terrific ball into the box off a corner and Lloyd was able to head it home and make it 3-0.CARLI LLOYD AGAIN!Her second goal of the game makes it 10 for her #FIFAWWC career and puts the @USWNT up 3-0. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/aM9lWOyjVL— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 2019MORE: Watch the Women’s World Cup live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Lloyd had several opportunites to complete the hat trick in the second half, including a penalty kick in the 81st minute that she sent wide to the left of the post. Lindsey Horan and Allie Long each picked up a yellow card in the US’s win on Sunday.With the win, the USWNT clinched a spot in the knockout round and moved back into first place in Group F by virtue of its +16 goal differential. A date with Sweden on Thursday is up next with the US needing either a win or draw to finish atop Group F.Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from the USWNT’s win over Chile in the group stage of the 2019 Women’s World Cup below.USWNT vs. Chile: Score, highlights from USA’s World Cup matchUSA: 3Chile: 0(All times Eastern)FINAL: USA 3, Chile 01:54 p.m. | 90+6′ – Time’s called and the US picks up three more points and moves back into first place Group F by virtue of goal differential.1:52 p.m. | 90+4′ – Su Helen Galaz is shown the yellow card for Chile.1:48 p.m. | 90′ – Referee announces five minutes of stoppage time.1:46 p.m. | 88′ – Long picks up a yellow card. Chile uses its final substitution with Daniela Pardo coming on for Lara. 1:40 p.m. | 82′ – The USWNT uses its final substituiton bringing Emily Sonnett on for Dahlkemper.1:39 p.m. | 81′ – Lloyd misses the PK, shooting just outside the left post. That hat trick still eludes her today.Carli Lloyd hits her penalty wide and misses a chance to become the first woman to score 2 career #FIFAWWC hat tricks. pic.twitter.com/90L2QEJsqy— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 20191:38 p.m. | 80′ – Wow, after the Press free kick, VAR confirms a foul inside the box and Yessenia Huenteo is given a yellow card. Lloyd will take the penalty kick for the US.1:35 p.m. | 76′ – Francisa Lara picks up a yellow after challenging Lloyd. The US will get a free kick a couple yards shy of the box.1:32 p.m. | 74′ – Lloyd flicks one through to Press on the left side of the box and Endler makes yet another terrific save at the near post.1:30 p.m. | 72′ – Lloyd nearly gets a hat trick as her header bounces off the crossbar. 1:27 p.m. | 67′ – Chile makes a sub with Yessenia Huenteo replacing María José Urrutia.1:24 p.m. | 66′ – Pugh crosses it in for McDonald who deflects it to Press. She gets another great chance on the header, but Endler comes up with another great save.ENDLER AGAIN! 😱The Chile goalkeeper is standing on her head, this time robbing Christen Press. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/xdmRTyIvc8— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 20191:21 p.m. | 62′ – McDonald rips one from the top left side of the box to the far side. It nearly goes in, but goes off the far post.OFF THE POST! A beautiful effort from Jess McDonald just misses! #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/oaFjYgJRQI— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 20191:17 p.m. | 59′ – Another substitution for the USWNT as Horan comes off and Allie Long comes on to take her place.1:14 p.m. | 55′ – Morgan Brian plays a terrific ball to Press who dribbles to the left side of the box. She sends it back to Horan who gets a good look, but it’s saved by Endler.WHAT A SAVE! Lindsey Horan has goal No. 4 on her foot but Christiane Endler comes up with a kick save and a beauty. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/0BREXwNgQ1— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 20191:06 p.m. | 48′ – Pugh finds Press on the left side of the box who’s one-on-one with the goalie. The angle’s tough and Press can’t finish.  1:04 p.m. | 46′ – Couple of substitutions for both teams to start the half: Jessica McDonald comes on for Ertz. For Chile,  Paloma López subs in for Claudia Soto.Halftime: USA 3, Chile 012:48 p.m. | 45+2′ – That’ll do it for the first half. USA dominates and nets three goals, it leads 3-0.12:46 p.m. | 45′ – Referee announces two minutes of stoppage time.12:43 p.m. | 43′ – Mallory Pugh gets a chance at the top of the box after a corner, but she skies it over the crossbar.12:41 p.m. | 40′ – It’s been all USA so far. It feels like the Americans have the ball in the lower-attacking third virtually all the time.12:35 p.m. | 35′ – GOAL USA: Press makes a nice move to shake a defender and send it into the box, but it goes out of bounds. On the ensuing corner, Davidson sends another perfect cross into the box and Lloyd heads it home for her second of the game. USA leads 3-0.CARLI LLOYD AGAIN!Her second goal of the game makes it 10 for her #FIFAWWC career and puts the @USWNT up 3-0. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/aM9lWOyjVL— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 201912:27 p.m. | 26′ – GOAL USA: On their sixth corner of the half, Tierna Davidson sends it into the box where Julie Ertz heads it in by the near post. USA leads 2-0.Stop us if you’ve heard this before… Julie Ertz at the near post! 😉She scores her 1st career #FIFAWWC goal to double the @USWNT lead! pic.twitter.com/S2DpnurNdf— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 201912:24 p.m. | 23′ Lindsey Horan picks up a yellow card.12:22 p.m. | 22′ – It looks like Chile gets a goal off a free kick after slipping it past USA goalie Alyssa Naeher, but the referee rules it offsides so the US still leads 1-0.Nervy moment for the U.S. defense! 😳Chile have the ball in the back of the net off the free kick, but Guerrero was offside by a couple steps. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/xws82zwr8O— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 201912:12 p.m. | 11′ – GOAL USA: Abby Dahlkemper lobs one into the box for Christen Press. It doesn’t get there and a Chilean defender heads it away, but Lloyd rushes in and send the rebound in for a goal. Lloyd becomes the first player to score in six consecutive World Cup matches. USA leads 1-0.WHAT A GOAL FROM CARLI LLOYD! 💪🇺🇸Dream start for the USA! pic.twitter.com/txYUkQTCTN— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 201912:09 p.m. | 9′ – Second corner kick of the game for the USWNT makes it to the box, but is cleared by Chile. Still scoreless. 12:04 p.m. | 4′ – The United States is being aggressive early. Lloyd gets another chance in the box, but the Chile’s Christiane Endler makes a great save.ALMOST 1-0! 😱Chile goalkeeper Christiane Endler saves a near own-goal, then Carli Lloyd strikes the post from a tight angle. Big let-off for Chile! #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/xa3pPeF0cL— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 201912:02 p.m. | 2′ – Morgan Brian has a great chance in the box after a corner, but she sends it way up above the crossbar. Carli Lloyd gets another chance a minute later and can’t find the back of the net. 12:01 p.m. | 1′ – Chile starts the game with a free kick about 30 seconds in and we’re underway! 11:58 a.m. | Kickoff’s moments away!Pregame11:43 a.m. | Starting XI for the United States as it looks to clinch as spot in the knockout round: Mesdames et Messieurs, live from Paris, your #USACHI lineup for Sunday Fútbol.#OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/y9gkhxj4J9— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 16, 2019last_img read more

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2020-08-16

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Roundabout cleanup is 4 a.m. Friday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington will be cleaning the area in and around the roundabout at 15th & “A” Street beginning Friday, March 15th at 4 a.m.  This includes the surrounding areas of “B”, “C”, 16th, 17th and 18th Streets.  The city of Wellington apologizse for the noise at that early hour; however, it is the safest and quickest way to clean the area.last_img

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2020-08-14

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Mason City mayor says no other competitive bids for downtown hotel project

first_imgMASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tomorrow night will hold a public hearing and then consider a development agreement for the hotel portion of the River City Renaissance project. City officials have finalized a development agreement with Gatehouse Mason City LLC for the construction of a hotel that would fulfill the private investment portion of the $39 million project being supported through the Iowa Reinvestment Act.Mayor Bill Schickel, in a social media posting on Monday morning, says no other competitive proposals have been submitted for the project.  “When a 30-day waiting period expired on Friday, the city had received no competing development proposals for the downtown Music Man Square hotel and conference center. State law requires that when we pass a preliminary development proposal like we did 30 days ago, we are required to give a time period for any other developer to submit a proposal that would be more advantageous, would be better for the taxpayers of Mason City.”Schickel says the lack of other competitive proposals for the project shows the agreement the city has with Gatehouse is a good one.  “No additional proposals came in, which indicates that our agreement with Gatehouse negotiated by our city staff is a solid proposal that the city council is expected to take up on Tuesday.”The public hearing and the consideration of the agreement with Gatehouse will take place at the council’s meeting tomorrow night at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Library.last_img read more

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2020-08-13

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