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News / HMM suffers security breach and cyber-attack on its email systems

first_img Yet another ocean carrier has fallen foul to a cyber-attack: this time it is South Korea’s HMM, which today confirmed a virus attack on its email system on 12 June.“An unidentified security breach was detected, which led to limited access to the email Outlook system in certain areas,” said HMM.It said that by yesterday, “most of the confirmed damage” had been restored and that no data leakage had been found.However, it said that as of today, the email servers in all areas except the America and Europe “remain impacted”.The carrier recommended shippers in the regions still affected contact their local HMM agency offices via telephone for bookings and other enquiries.“Except for email, systems and functions are fully operational, attributed to the independent cloud-based system,” confirmed HMM. “The email system is gradually resuming and our IT planning team is continuing the investigation to prevent further security accidents.”The carrier added that it would “conduct enhanced security checks and take protective measures”.A contact at HMM Europe confirmed to The Loadstar this morning that its core systems were “totally unaffected”, and that apart from “some patchy email server issues”, the attack had had “no impact on taking bookings”.“Our emails are essentially all restored and working for our part in Europe. Not nice, but our cyber-resilience seems good so far,” he said. By Mike Wackett 15/06/2021last_img read more

The FDA wants to know how Instagram influencers sway patient views on medicines

first_img What is it? The FDA wants to know how Instagram influencers sway patient views on medicines STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Pharmalot Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED In 2015, Kim Kardashian promoted a morning-sickness pill to her millions of followers on social media, boosting sales by 21% over just a few months, a high-profile example of how so-called influencers can hold sway over the public at large.But given that there are countless influencers lurking on social media — some of whom are celebrities, others are lesser-known cheerleaders — the Food and Drug Administration plans to study the extent to which these paid endorsements affect consumers who take prescription medicines. Log In | Learn More What’s included? By Ed Silverman Jan. 28, 2020 Reprintscenter_img [email protected] GET STARTED @Pharmalot Ed Silverman About the Author Reprints Kylie Jenner, who has more than 150 million followers on Instagram, takes a selfie in Orlando, Florida Universal Orlando via Getty Images Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry.last_img read more

Killeshin withdraw from Kelly Cup following contact with positive Coronavirus case

first_img Killeshin have informed Laois GAA that they have decided to withdraw from the Kelly Cup.The decision means that they have fore-fitted their semi final with Ballylinan and now they will face Graiguecullen in the decider on Saturday.The final will now go ahead on Saturday evening in Crettyard at 7.15pm.Killeshin were due to meet Ballylinan in the semi final last weekend but the club is now in the middle of a 10-day suspension of activities.That comes after Killeshin’s junior team played Old Leighlin from Carlow in a practice game on Monday July 13 with one of the Old Leighlin players subsequently testing positive for Covid-19.The news of the positive test emerged late last week and Killeshin took the decision to pause all activities as a precaution.In a statement last week, Killeshin said: “Killeshin GAA would like to let our members know as a precautionary measure we have decided to press pause on all club activities until Monday July 27th.“This is a precautionary measure, as one of our teams has been in contact with a person who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 Killeshin withdraw from Kelly Cup following contact with positive Coronavirus case WhatsApp Pinterest Home Sport GAA Killeshin withdraw from Kelly Cup following contact with positive Coronavirus case SportGAAGaelic Football “We in Killeshin GAA feel it sensible and prudent to temporarily close our grounds and suspend both underage and adult group activities.“We understand that anyone identified by Public Health authorities as a close contact will be tested for COVID-19“We will keep you posted on resumption of activities, and we remind you to respect the privacy of all involved. Thank you.”Their return to activity will come just a couple of days before their senior side are due to play Emo in the opening round of the championship while they also have teams in the Junior ‘A’ and Junior ‘C’ championships.Killeshin played in their first ever senior final last year when they only lost to Portlaoise by a point.They will be without Laois captain of the past three years Stephen Attride for this year’s campaign as he is in Australia while Maurice Brown, who is now a selector with Laois, has been replaced as manager by former Kildare player Karl O’Dwyer.SEE ALSO – One confirmed case and one suspected case of Coronavirus in Portlaoise Hospital WhatsApp Previous articleLaois woman handed suspended prison sentence for gas meter tamperingNext articleCoronavirus: One new death and 17 new cases as 1,300 people refuse Covid-19 test Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic TAGSCoronavirusKelly CupKilleshin Facebook Twittercenter_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By Alan Hartnett – 22nd July 2020 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebooklast_img read more

Dual star Maher on putting injury trouble behind her as she seeks double glory

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articlePedestrian crossing for Laois town and calls to resurface road near schoolNext articleLaois GAA secretary appeals to clubs to avoid Tyrone debacle and obey Covid-19 guidelines Jamie Dowling Facebook Electric Picnic Dual star Maher on putting injury trouble behind her as she seeks double glory Twitter Home Sport GAA Dual star Maher on putting injury trouble behind her as she seeks… SportGAALadies Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Two weeks ago – Laura Marie Maher achieved something which she was probably starting to think would never happen.The Rosenallis native lifted her first ever Laois camogie title after a scintillating player of the match performances for O’Moore’s against St Brigid’s.The forward chipped in with ten points as O’Moore’s won their third Laois championship – but it was Maher’s first as injury had deprived her of the chance to play in the 2016 and 2018 finals.Speaking on the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast recently, Laura Marie explained how she went through hell with two brutal knee injuries.She talking about the physical and mental turmoil, how delighted she is to be back and her hope to complete a remarkable double this Saturday when Sarsfields take on Portlaoise in the ladies football final.She said: “I did the two of them (knees). I did my left cruciate in 2016 and then I did my right one in 2018.“So I was only back playing about 10 or 11 months when the right one gave in. O’Moore’s won the county finals in 2016 and 2018 so I missed both of them. So personally for me, I was just delighted to eventually get there after missing out on the two wins.“I was delighted and it was great to be on the field with the girls as part of the winning team, it’s not the same when you are on the sideline watching on. So it was just great.”When Maher did her cruciate for the second time, she had just been named captain of the Laois Ladies footballers.That was 2018 and Laois would go on to win the Leinster intermediate championship – another title Maher missed out on.Looking back now, Maher says coming back from the second knee injury was tougher because she knew what was ahead of her.She said: “The first time was a case of ignorance in bliss, I didn’t know what I was facing into and everything was new and was a novelty and the rehab was straight forward – like it went to plan.“The second time round was a real sucker punch. I knew exactly what I was facing into and that time around I did more damage with the injury and the rehab took longer and was more complicated – you start to wonder would you get back playing.The second time around there were definitely four months I was just in pain the whole time and made no progress in the gym or anything.“Whatever could go wrong, went wrong, so you were questioning it then. But I was blessed with a stubborn streak so I stuck it out.”The Laois Ladies are due to resume their campaign next month but Laura Marie is not looking that far ahead – she is firmly focused on the challenge on trying to win eight titles in a row with Sarsfields against Portlaoise on Saturday.She said: “I’ve no status at the moment (as regards inter county).“This year pre-Covid, my aim was to play club camogie and club football without getting injured. So far so good so we will see what happens.“When we played Portlaoise in the group stages they were very organised, the were deserved winners on the day.“(So this) will be an interesting game. They have won under 16 and minors so they have lots coming through which is great to see.”Sarsfields face Portlaoise in the final on Saturday in MW Hire O’Moore Park at 12.30pm.You can listen to that Talking Sport episode on on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Podbean or below on Soundcloud.The LaoisToday Podcast · Talking Sport: Camogie joy for O’Moore’s and cup success for Towerhill RoversSEE ALSO – From devastation to elation – how repeating the Leaving Cert changed a Laois teenager’s life By Jamie Dowling – 23rd September 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSLaois Ladies SFCLaura-Marie MaherSarsfields WhatsApp Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival last_img read more

Horizons ETFs announces unit consolidation for HXT

Companies Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IE Staff “This unit consolidation will further enhance the appeal of HXT for institutional and high net worth investors,” said Howard Atkinson, president of Horizons ETFs. “HXT is already the lowest cost ETF in Canada and this consolidation makes it more cost efficient to trade, as well.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto-based Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. said Tuesday it intends to consolidate the units of Horizons S&P/TSX 60TM Index ETF (TSX:HXT, HXT.U). After the close of trading on September 6, units of HXT will be consolidated using a 1:2 ratio, and will begin trading on a post consolidated basis on September 9. read more

Contributions reform could unlock billions

first_imgContributions reform could unlock billions Sweeping changes to the infrastructure contributions system could unlock up to $12 billion of productivity benefits over the next 20 years, according to a new report from the NSW Productivity Commission to be considered by the NSW Government.Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet welcomed the report, which lays out a roadmap for the biggest shake-up to the contributions regime in three decades.Mr Stokes commissioned the review into the system to fix uncertainty of developer contributions, unlock new housing supply, deliver infrastructure and drive investment.“The development industry has been telling us for years that uncertainty surrounding infrastructure contributions was driving up house prices and slowing down progress,” Mr Stokes said.“Those who complain about growth in Sydney often have the same gripe – too much housing, not enough infrastructure. This report recommends a complete shift in thinking, where land rezoning, infrastructure planning and funding is considered together at the start of the process.“If the changes in this new report are implemented, these barriers will be removed and development will be coordinated with the right infrastructure.”Productivity Commissioner Peter Achterstraat’s comprehensive review of the system makes 29 recommendations, including:Changing the funding mix for more efficient infrastructure delivery;Linking council rates more closely with population growth;Developing a digital tool for calculating infrastructure contributions;Ensuring infrastructure contributions plans are in place upfront during the rezoning process;Supporting better open space provision through a system for the direct land dedication following re-zoning;Reforming state contributions so funding goes where infrastructure is required. Mr Perrottet said the long-term benefits of boosting productivity was vital for NSW and the state’s recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19.“We need to strike the right balance between investing and growing the economy and ensuring we build the infrastructure our communities need,” Mr Perrottet said.“This review outlines why we need a contributions system where it is clear about who pays for what and what the economic costs and benefits are.“This is ultimately about providing greater certainty for all parties, ensuring better infrastructure for the community and unlocking more than $12 billion for our economy.”The Treasurer said $14.8 million was allocated in the recent 2020-21 NSW Budget for the development of a contributions calculator, which would make it easier to determine project development costs at the start of the process.The Government will now review the report’s recommendations and consult with industry to develop a formal Government response and roadmap for implementation by early 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Commission, Commissioner, community, council, covid-19, digital, Economy, environment, Government, industry, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, planning, Productivity Commission, projectlast_img read more

New construction milestone for Snowy 2.0

first_imgNew construction milestone for Snowy 2.0 The landmark Snowy 2.0 project has passed a key construction milestone with commissioning underway for the first giant tunnel boring machine (TBM).The milestone was celebrated with the official naming by Snowy Hydro Ltd: The ‘Lady Eileen Hudson’ TBM.Named after an important Snowy Scheme ambassador and the wife of inaugural Scheme Commissioner Sir William Hudson, the Lady Eileen Hudson TBM will excavate the 2.6km main access tunnel for the Snowy 2.0 project and provide access to the site of the underground power station cavern.The TBM is the first of three that will eventually be working on the project, which will significantly expand pumped-hydro electricity generation from the iconic Snowy Mountains Scheme.The Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor attended the commissioning at Lobs Hole in the Snowy Mountains.“The commissioning of the first TBM marks a major achievement for Snowy 2.0. This machine will dig out about 16 metres of rock each day, and will eventually provide critical access to the site of the power station, 800 metres underground,” Minister Taylor said.“The project has seen significant ramping up of activity over the last year, and it’s already creating a jobs boom, with a current workforce of 1,000 people and an expected 4,000 direct jobs over the life of the project.“This is also creating an economic ripple effect in the region, with more than 150 Snowy Mountains businesses to date delivering local content for this historic project, with flow-on indirect jobs and benefits across the region.“Snowy 2.0 is a key part of the Government’s agenda to deliver affordable, reliable power and ensure Australians get a fair deal on energy.“Snowy 2.0 will store the excess energy from Australia’s world-leading levels of household solar and use that energy when the sun goes down, to keep the lights on and prices low.”When completed, Snowy 2.0 will increase the Snowy Hydro Scheme’s capacity by 2,000 megawatts and provide 350,000 megawatt hours of large-scale storage, enough to power the equivalent of 500,000 homes for over a week during peak demand.It will reduce volatility in the market, support reliability and bring down power prices for Australian families and businesses.The Australian Government has committed up to $1.38 billion in equity for Snowy 2.0, with Snowy Hydro funding the remainder of the project.Snowy 2.0 is expected to be progressively commissioned from 2025. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ambassador, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Commissioner, Effect, electricity, energy, Government, market, Minister, power station, project, Snowy Mountains, Tunnel, workforcelast_img read more

Learn about the new A&S gen ed curriculum at Switch Labs

first_imgFriday, March 23, 2–3:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2–3:50 p.m. Categories:Workshops & SeminarsEvents & Exhibits Friday, April 27, 2–3:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2–3:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 2–3:50 p.m. If you go Eaton Humanities, room 1B45Tuesday, March 20, 2–3:50 p.m. Eaton Humanities, room 1B35​Wednesday, March 21, 2–3:50 p.m. Friday April 6, 2–3:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2–3:50 p.m. Published: March 19, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2–3:50 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2–3:50 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2–3:50 p.m. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Wednesday, April 18, 2–3:50 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2–3:50 p.m. Last month, the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) announced the implementation of its new general education requirements, which will replace the A&S core curriculum, effective this August.Current A&S students can continue to work toward completing the old requirements (commonly known as the “A&S core curriculum”) or they can choose to switch to the new A&S general education curriculum if that is more advantageous for them.Most current A&S seniors and juniors and even many sophomores will be best served by completing the A&S core curriculum. The students most likely to benefit from a switch to the new A&S gen ed requirements are students who are freshmen this year and have not yet completed much of the core.Students can review how classes they have taken or those that are in-progress will count toward the new gen ed requirements by choosing the “select a different program” option in the degree audit in mycuinfo.colorado.edu (click on “Track Academic Progress”)Switch LabsStudents who want help determining whether the core or gen ed curriculum will be best for them can drop by a general education Switch Lab. Students who choose to switch will be able to make the request before they leave the lab.last_img read more

Mayor sees football as unifying force

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMayor sees football as unifying force Mayor sees football as unifying force Local GovernmentNovember 1, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Mayor of May Pen, Councillor Milton Brown, has called for more corporate support for community football competitions, noting that the game has proven to be a unifying force for challenged communities.“It is evident that when football is played widely we have less problems in the community than we would normally have as.we are having a social benefit from the playing of the game,” he stated.The Mayor was a addressing the recent award ceremony of the Jamalco Football League held at the Halse Hall Great House in Clarendon.Administrative Director of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), Ian Andrews, advised the youngsters not to neglect academics, even as they participated in sports. “Go back to school, read books, get training and acquire skills; don’t let other people or things distract you,” he urged.A total of 17 from the parish participated in the competition, which was staged at a cost of $1.5 million. New Bowens walked away with the top cash prize of $150,000 and a trophy.center_img RelatedMayor sees football as unifying force RelatedMayor sees football as unifying forcelast_img read more

Health Minister Wants UHWI to Offer Free Health Care for Children

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has said the Government will be pushing for free health care for children at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). “I think a no user fee policy for children and adolescents at the University Hospital of the West Indies was analysed by leading scholars in this area to be a necessary and affordable policy. Even more so, is the fact that it affects the most vulnerable and dependent age cohort in our population,” he stated. He was addressing Friday’s opening of the 10th Annual Caribbean Neurosciences Symposium and Workshop at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in St. James. Dr. Ferguson informed that Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller, has consistently expressed the need for the no user fee policy to be fully implemented at the UHWI. He said he will be urging the new Board of Management of the hospital, to be put in place shortly, to consider offering free health services for children and adolescents. Meanwhile, he informed that work is to get underway soon, on the construction of a cardiac unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston. He said there is need for a similar hospital in western Jamaica that will meet the specific needs of the youngest members of the population. Advertisements RelatedHealth Minister Wants UHWI to Offer Free Health Care for Children RelatedHealth Minister Wants UHWI to Offer Free Health Care for Children RelatedHealth Minister Wants UHWI to Offer Free Health Care for Children By Bryan Miller, JIS Reporter Health Minister Wants UHWI to Offer Free Health Care for Children Health & WellnessJanuary 30, 2012last_img read more