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Written by Tags: NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points and Mike Conley had 27 to help the Utah Jazz beat the undermanned Golden State Warriors 113-109 on Friday night.Bojan Bogdanovic added 17 points for the Jazz, and Rudy Gobert had 19 rebounds and seven blocks. Utah shot 51% from the field and outrebounded Golden State 48-37.Alec Burks scored 20 points to lead the Warriors. Omari Spellmen added 18 while Glenn Robinson III and Ky Bowman chipped in 17 apiece.Golden State rallied from a 21-point deficit and cut it to 111-109 with 22.8 seconds left on back-to-back baskets from Burks and Robinson. Mitchell and Conley each hit a free throw in the final seconds to seal the victory for Utah.Injuries left the short-handed Warriors with just eight available players. The Jazz took advantage of that limited depth early, connecting on 61% of their field goal attempts in the first half.Golden State managed to hang with Utah during the first quarter. The Warriors twice took a one-point lead in the period. They went up 20-19 after Burks capped an 8-0 run with consecutive baskets and then claimed a 28-27 lead on a putback layup by Marquese Chriss.A four-point play from Mitchell helped start a 22-6 run that gave the Jazz a 60-43 lead in the second quarter. Bogdanovic finished off the spurt with back-to-back baskets.Golden State briefly cut the deficit to single digits in the third, trimming Utah’s lead to 69-60 on Eric Paschall’s dunk. Conley, Mitchell and Gobert each made a basket over three straight possessions to boost Utah’s lead to 76-60.After the Jazz took a 100-80 lead on a 3-pointer from Emmanuel Mudiay early in the fourth quarter, the Warriors used a 21-6 run to cut the deficit to single digits again. Willie Cauley-Stein dunked the ball for his first basket to finish off the spurt and cut Utah’s lead to 106-101 with 2:19 left.TIP-INSWarriors: Draymond Green (sore right heel) missed his second consecutive game and D’Angelo Russell (right thumb sprain) was sidelined for a fourth straight. … Burks is 31 of 33 from the free throw line over his last five games. He is a career 77.7% foul shooter. … Golden State outscored Utah 10-0 in second-chance points and 18-8 in fast-break points.Jazz: Gobert has 17 blocked shots over his last four games. … Royce O’Neale dished out a season-high five assists. … The Jazz committed 21 turnovers, leading to 31 points for the Warriors.UP NEXTWarriors: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.Jazz: Host the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. November 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz hold off late rally, beat undermanned Warriors 113-109 Associated Press
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit union trade groups are urging Congress to enact legislation and the Justice Department to issue final rules that would assist businesses in fighting lawsuits contending that their websites violate Americans With Disabilities Act.At least nine lawsuits have been filed against credit unions alleging that their websites are inaccessible to the visually impaired. All the complaints were filed by one plaintiff who is represented by the same attorney.As a result, the credit union trade groups are seeking help from the federal government, saying the issue remains unclear and leads to lawsuits.“The Department of Justice began considering developing regulations to address this topic over seven years ago but never completed the process,” CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said, in an e-mail sent to member credit unions.
SANTA CLARA — One of last season’s best storylines was how 49ers greybeard Joe Staley mentored and groomed Mike McGlinchey, the ninth overall draft pick who made all 16 starts at right tackle.But the 49ers aren’t totally set at tackle as free agency begins on March 13.They need to replace Garry Gilliam as the backup (or swing) tackle for Staley and McGlinchey. There is no urgency to find another starter even though Staley is entering the final year of his contract, because …
Ten years ago you didn’t have to worry about someone hacking your refrigerator. Today, your personal home assistant is quite literally listening to your every move. Experts believe that in just a few years, there will be over 20 billion devices connected to the internet with the possibility of being compromised by an attacker due to the lack of security built into these devices.It comes as no surprise that, as IoT devices proliferate, attackers are increasingly looking to exploit them. Large-scale events (like last October’s DDoS attack targeting systems operated by Dyn) and warnings from security experts finally have government officials paying attention. See also: Is smart city cybersecurity being dangerously underestimated?Think of it this way. A government employee connects a smart coffee machine into the same WiFi network that his or her computer is connected to (though manufacturers of smart coffee machines often instruct that these devices should be connected to their own isolated WiFi network so that in case this particular network is breached, it will not harm any other devices). Shortly after, an attacker targets the network. The coffee machine does not have anti-virus software installed, or any type of security for that matter, so it becomes infected. Soon, the entire network will be compromised. So, a coffee pot can infect the West Wing’s network with ransomware? It’s not likely, but it’s certainly possible.Days ago, the federal government introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act, an initiative designed to set security standards for the government’s purchase of IoT devices. The government doesn’t often involve itself in manufacturing decisions so that they steer clear of stifling innovation. However, IoT security is now a matter of national security. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) are spearheading the effort to require companies that sell wearables, security cameras, sensors and other web-connected tools to federal agencies to adhere to stricter security regulations.And while it is good news that IoT-device security issues are getting more attention, the proposed bill would only impose security regulations on devices sold to federal agencies, not to devices sold to consumers.A lot of questionsThis raises a lot of questions concerning consumer IoT-device security in the United States. How will independent consumers benefit from the security features and enhancements that would be required of products being sold to the federal government? Will all vendors of IoT products be held to the same standards, even if the products are not purchased by the federal government? Can vendors pick and choose what models are sold to the government and to consumers? Will there be a standard requirement for all goods and technology sold in the United States, especially for those devices in which personal data is collected? This bill should challenge consumers and vendors alike. We are aware of the true danger IoT devices can create beyond the computer; they can control systems in the real world. Too often, security is an afterthought instead of a partner in decision-making and building of products we have grown to enjoy as consumers; since the adoption of IoT devices is on the rise, manufactures are competing to stay ahead. This means creating cheap products quick – which means overlooking security measures. As a result, consumers sacrifice their security and privacy for the convenience and enjoyment of a product and service. Instead, we should challenge ourselves and ask if the convenience is worth the risk and compromise. We should demand that creators and innovators of IoT devices should consider security a top priority. White hats can passAnother interesting part of this proposed bill is the cover it provides to researchers. If passed, the bill will “exempt cybersecurity researchers engaging in good-faith research from liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act when in engaged in research pursuant to adopted coordinated vulnerability disclosure guidelines.”This means security researchers would be given more freedom in “good-faith” to explore IoT devices for vulnerabilities through white hat hacking and other means. As a result, more researchers will be able to ethically disclose more discovered compromises and security concerns. Right now, we have to ask ourselves whether this bill is a long-term plan and strategy to keep security requirements and validation in sync with rapidly growing technology, or a problem that we will have to keep monitoring and fixing. Answers to these questions will come with time, and unfortunately, trial and error.The author is the Chief Information Security Officer at SecureAuth. With 15+ years of leadership experience implementing Vendor Security Risk and Assessment Programs for startups and Fortune 500 companies, she defines the security road map for SecureAuth’s suite of adaptive authentication and IS solutions. She is recognized as a subject matter in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) frameworks. Danielle Jackson Related Posts Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#cybersecurity#ddos#featured#hacking#Internet of Things#IoT#top#Washington Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…
England have their backs against the wall as they get ready to face an in-form India in the fourth Test at the Wankhede stadium from Thursday. The hosts currently lead the five-match series 2-0 and a win in Mumbai would see them clinch the series and register its fifth Test series win in succession. (Test cricket returns to Wankhede after emotional Sachin Tendulkar farewell)Only once in 84 years has an Indian team achieved that before. Between 2008 and 2010, under skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India defeated Australia at home, England at home, New Zealand in their own den, Sri Lanka at home and Bangladesh in Bangladesh. (India aim to extend winning run in fourth Test vs England)India though, have a dismal record at the Wankhede stadium and they will be vary of that fact. The last time India defeated England at this venue was way back in February 1993. In the two matches since (2006 and 2012), England has been the emphatic winner, by 212 runs and 10 wickets respectively. (Rahane ruled out of remaining two Tests vs England)India cannot afford to get complacent and take England for granted with the series win almost in their sight. And according to former England captain Ian Botham, Virat Kohli won’t be taking his foot off the accelerator and will be going all out to win the fourth Test and seal the deal in Mumbai with a match to spare. (Lokesh Rahul to open the innings: Kohli)”From what I’ve seen of him, Virat Kohli plays every single game to win. He has no thought pattern regarding draws, he’s thinking win 3-0, then 4-0. India have got a 2-0 start and Kohli is not going to take his foot off the accelerator,” Botham told India Today’s Consulting Editor Boria Majumdar in an exclusive interview. (Keaton Jennings to be Cook’s latest opening partner for England)advertisementFormer captain Nasser Hussain spoke on the same lines and went on to add that he’s never seen such an intense cricketer as Kohli on the field. (Also read: England recall Morgan, Hales for India limited-overs series)”I’ve never seen such an intense cricketer as Kohli on the field. He’s so intense, full on all the time. I think even if India were 0-2 or 0-3 down he never gives up on a game of cricket. So that does not surprise me at all, especially the history of how well England have played against India recently. Virat (Kohli) not getting many runs in that last series in England in 2014.”It is the payback series for India. While they’ve got England down, keep them down. They have got to remember what happened here (Wankhede) the last time in 2012. Dhoni came here thinking England can’t play on turning pitches and we will completely walk over this England side, and they brought England back into the series. But Kohli’s not the sort of bloke who would give Cook’s side a sniff of chance that is for certain,” Nasser said.The last time these two sides met at the Wankhede in 2012, England had staged a stunning comeback in the match thanks to Kevin Pietersen’s magnificent 186, and then Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann bamboozled the Indian batsmen with their spin and guile.Nasser feels England can repeat what they did here four years back but they will have to do something exceptional to make a comeback in this series.”They can make a comeback, they have made a comeback here in the past with the likes of Cook, Pietersen, Swann and Panesar. But they were all exceptional performances. A lot of the English players have had a decent series so far. Cook’s been decent, Hameed has been better than decent… Root, Bairstow and Stokes have all clicked but not together as a team. No one has done anything exceptional.”I think to comeback in the series they need to do something exceptional, specially here in Mumbai. Obviously the toss is important but you can’t argue that England have won two out of the three tosses, the pitches haven’t spun big. So it’s not been your typical win the toss and win on a dust-bowl this time. India have done it the hard way and that’s where England will need to improve,” he added.While Botham’s advice for England is if they win the toss they will need to bat first and score big in the first innings, that’s the only way they can win a match here in India.”There’s one golden rule in India – if you win the toss you bat and you bat big and you score runs. 283 on that belter of a wicket in the last Test in the first innings after winning the toss was simply not good enough.advertisement”England let themselves down in Mohali, but they are much better than that. You cannot give away a lead of 200 runs in the first innings against India in India and expect to get anything out of the game,” Botham opined.
In glorious Canberra conditions, Raiders, Brumbies and Parliamentary teams competed for fun in the Touch Football component of the Parliamentary Sports Festival.Occurring on a Public Holiday in the ACT, the Raiders team had a mix of Touch Football ACT representatives along with rampaging Raiders forward Paul Vaughan who showed great speed and footwork during the afternoon.Recovering Brumby David Pocock showed he is not too far aware from playing after a second knee reconstruction, showing no signs of a injury and being agile in both attack and defence. Recently retired Brumby Pat McCabe also attended as Manager of the Brumbies line-up.Not to be outdone, the Parliamentary teams were well led by Mr Graham Perrett MP (Member for Moreton, Queensland) and Mr Andrew Nikolic AM, CSC, MP (Member for Bass, Tasmania). Politicians, regardless of their party played alongside each other in the same teams in what is a great annual event – the Parliamentary Sports Festival.Related LinksParliamentary Sports Day
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Fred pleased with personal showing in Liverpool drawby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Fred was happy with his performance in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The odds were stacked against United before the encounter against an unbeaten Reds outfit.And after almost coming away with the victory, Fred was pleased his own personal contribution, as well the determination shown by his teammates.”Personally, I’m happy how I played in my first ‘clasico’ against Liverpool,” he said. “We’re just all a little frustrated that we didn’t hold on to the lead, but we have to be encouraged.”We played at a very good pace against Liverpool. We needed that, we haven’t started the league well, but we played with heart, we played with force, we attacked quickly, especially in the first half. The second half we continued well but it was more equal.”
Brittany HobsonAPTN NewsWinnipeg is in the grips of a meth crisis and it’s only going to get worse according the city’s police chief.Danny Smyth held a news conference Monday to release the city’s 2018 statistical report.The 40-page report gives a glimpse into how bad the problem actually is.“Property crime has risen by a startling 19 per cent, and with the exception of arson, I think every category that was track has gone up significantly,” Smyth said.Smyth said meth is the driving force behind the rise in crime.Police received 618,321 calls requesting assistance last year, according to the report, resulting in a five per cent increase from 2017.The majority of these calls are people seeking assistance or wellbeing checks along with instances of disturbances.Police are tied up addressing these matters while non-urgent calls can go left unattended for up to days at a time, said Smyth.This also extends into other service providers.“The status quo is putting tremendous strain on police and paramedics and frankly our hospital emergency departments,” he said.Smyth is calling on the province to create a meth-specific detox shelter.Main Street Project currently runs a detox facility but it’s designed for alcohol.“We need some kind of facility… so that people that are in distress or need care can be transitioned from police or paramedics to other care providers,” said Smyth.When questioned about the need for more treatment options Justice Minister Cliff Cullen said the province has recently added 34 beds for people seeking help for addictions and mental health.“There’s certainly treatment available. We may need to look at capacity,” Cullen said by phone Monday.“We’ll certainly work with Manitoba Health to look at capacity issues,” he added.Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said this isn’t enough.Last month, a report from the Illicit Drug Task Force, a collaborative effort between federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, put forth 22 recommendations to address the rise of meth use.Bowman said he’s yet to see substantial efforts from the province to tackle some of the recommendations.“Until there are robust and serious investments…we’re going to be having similar conversations,” he said.In 2018, there were 22 homicides. Winnipeg has surpassed that total with 25 as of this week.Smyth worries if things don’t change next year will be [email protected]@bhobs22
CALGARY – Canadian oilsands producers face rising price discounts as growing production “materially exceeds” export pipeline capacity to the United States in the first quarter of 2018, RBC Dominion Securities says in a new research report.The report comes as the price differential between oilsands crude and its U.S. counterpart posted recently widened to more than US$25 because of recent events including reduced volumes on the Keystone pipeline system between Alberta and the U.S. Gulf Coast after a leak in South Dakota.Production from the northern Alberta oilsands is set to climb by nearly 620,000 barrels per day over the next four years to 3.3 million bpd in 2021 before levelling off, it says.About 75 per cent of the growth will be in raw bitumen — which must be blended with light petroleum products to flow in a pipeline, thus increasing volume by another 30 to 40 per cent.“The oilsands are witnessing unprecedented growth that we now peg at roughly 250,000 barrels per day in 2017 and 315,000 bpd in 2018, before downshifting to roughly 180,000 bpd in 2019,” says the report from analyst Greg Pardy.“This is a double-edged sword because Western Canada’s oil exports are set to materially exceed export pipeline capacity in the first quarter of 2018 — structurally widening Western Canadian Select spreads until new pipeline expansions move into place.”The difference between WCS, a diluted bitumen crude, and West Texas Intermediate, a North American benchmark for conventional oil, will widen to average US$15.50 per barrel in 2018 and US$17.50 per barrel in 2019, the report says.That’s $3.50 higher for both years than previous RBC forecasts. The average differential through the first 10 months of 2017 was US$11.86, versus US$13.71 through the same period of 2016, according to Alberta’s Energy ministry.Stephen Kallir, an upstream analyst for Wood Mackenzie, said he agrees the average differential could be much higher than usual over the next few years.“Whenever our producers aren’t getting the most value for their product it is a negative,” he said, adding the price outlook is part of the reason investment in new oilsands projects has dried up.“If you look at what that downside case is on pricing if we don’t get new pipe, all of a sudden the economics get even more challenged because you’re looking at a differential that’s quite a bit bigger than what we consider historical norms.”He pointed out that Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) reported its oil export pipelines were fully spoken for earlier this week.Oilsands production next year is expected to grow mainly because of the ramp up of Suncor Energy Inc.’s (TSX:SU) 194,000-bpd Fort Hills mine and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (TSX:CNQ) 80,000-bpd Horizon mine expansion.RBC said its wider forecast discount for WCS will be driven in part by increasing reliance on crude-by-rail shipments, adding it will cost producers an average of about US$4.50 per barrel more to use rail than shipping by pipeline.It pointed out that Alberta’s railway loading capacity is about 620,000 bpd, leaving lots of room for growth.The National Energy Board recently reported crude-by-rail exports of 134,000 bpd in September, up from 120,000 bpd in August and almost double the 69,000 bpd in September of 2016. The highest level in the past five years was 179,000 bpd in September 2014.RBC said it estimates the U.S. Gulf Coast refining centre could accept another 1.8 million bpd of heavy oil from Canada if producers can get it there.Pipeline congestion is expected to ease by 2020 if the 830,000-bpd Keystone XL and 590,000-bpd Trans Mountain Expansion are built and come on stream as their builders hope, RBC said. Both, however, face vocal opposition from environmental activists and local politicians.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.