Defense Ministry bans staff from using Zoom over security concerns

first_imgThe Defense Ministry recently issued a circular forbidding the usage of teleconference platform Zoom among its staff due to security concerns.The circular, which was signed by Defense Ministry secretary-general Vice Adm. Agus Setiadji, stated that all working unit and subunit heads were required to disburse the information to their subordinates. “We urge all working unit and subunit heads to refrain from using Zoom for teleconferences,” the circular stated.  Zoom has become a popular teleconferencing platform, as many companies implement work-from-home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. Nevertheless, the application has security holes, leading companies and institutions alike to look for alternatives.Read also: Work from home: Security risks lurk in virtual meetingsA report from The Washington Post on April 3 explained that Zoom users face privacy risks, with up to 15,000 personal Zoom videos left viewable on the internet. According to The Washington Post, videos recorded on Zoom could be stored on other platforms without the participants’ consent.  Such security concerns have led other countries, such as India, to ban Zoom usage for remote government meetings. The Defense Ministry also learned that Zoom had reported traffic duplication to servers in other countries, opening up the possibility for conversations via the platform to be monitored by a third party. “Defense Ministry employees are required to coordinate with the ministry’s Data and Information Center [Pusdatin] before conducting a teleconference session,” Agus stated in the circular. The ministry has requested Pusdatin head Dominggus Pakel to find a safe alternative for teleconferencing that could be used Defense Ministry staff.Topics :last_img read more

Number of cross-border schemes increases by one – EIOPA

first_imgThe number of active cross-border IORPs has risen to 76 in 2015, but money managed by the entities still only accounts for a fraction of Europe’s €3.6trn in pension assets.A report by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) found that while the number of active schemes increased by one to 76, the number of authorised cross-border funds increased by two over the last year.According to the supervisor’s 2015 market development report, four funds withdrew from the cross-border market over the last year, while six new funds registered their activity, resulting in the net increase of two to 88.Germany was the largest single market for cross-border funds, with four entities responsible for more than half of the €53.8bn in cross-border assets. The UK, with €12.3bn in cross-border funds, came a distant second to Germany’s €27.8bn.Unlike Germany, where the money is concentrated in four schemes – including one of Germany’s largest, the €21.5bn banking-sector fund BVV – UK assets are split across 25 funds, including several for publishing houses and the JP Morgan UK Pension Plan.Ireland accounted for a further fifth, or €11.4bn, in assets, split across several financial sector arrangements, retirement funds for the clergy and the Irish Airlines General Employees Superannuation Scheme.The remaining €8.6bn in assets are spread across one scheme in Austria – APK Pensionskasse – three in Luxembourg, four in Lichtenstein and a dozen in Belgium, including the pension fund for employees of Euroclear, which announced it was moving from the Netherlands to Belgium in 2013.While the majority of assets, or €48.2bn, is held within what EIOPA classifies as defined benefit (DB) schemes, €700m is in hybrid funds and a further €4.9bn in defined contribution (DC) funds.Increasing the appetite for cross-border funds has been one of the stated goals of the revised IORP Directive and was singled out when EU member states agreed to a compromise on the IORP draft last year. Brian Hayes, an Irish MEP and the rapporteur in charge of steering the directive through the European Parliament, recently branded the existing cross-border framework as a “heritage nightmare”. Increasing cross-border activity is also one of the goals of EIOPA’s proposed pan-European personal pension framework.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to EIOPA’s 2015 market development report on cross-border pensionslast_img read more

Bulldogs Defeat Indians In Boys Tennis

first_imgThe Batesville boy’s varsity tennis team defeated Milan 5-0 on Tuesday to open the season.#1 Singles- Beau Brown won 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles- Ben Schwettman won 6-2, 6-2#3 Singles- Spencer Rose won 6-0, 6-0#1 Doubles- Paul Ritter and Harsh Patel won 6-1, 6-0#2 Doubles- Will Harmeyer and Jonathan Kunkel won 6-0, 6-0In JV action, Batesville defeated Milan 6-0. In singles, George Ritter, Sam Giesting, and Cooper Williams were all winners. The doubles teams of Mitch Esser & Jacob Christie, Brayden Worthington & Sam Esser, and Mason Beck & Ben Rodgers all won.Both Varsity and JV teams are 1-0 on the season and will play Connersville at home on Thursday starting at 5:00 PM.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

Mancini: United deserve title

first_img It has long been simply a matter of when rather than if United would clinch a 20th top-flight title, which made the moment itself less hard to take for the City boss. The Italian said: “It was over three, four, five games ago, not mathematically but it was over. They deserve to win this title, many congratulations to Manchester United for the work they did this season. “They did better than us, they won a lot of games in a row, it was really difficult. We should be also realistic. If there is one team that did better than you, you can do nothing.” City’s defeat by Tottenham last weekend gave Manchester United the chance to reclaim the trophy against Aston Villa on Monday, and they coasted to a 3-0 win. Mancini said: “It doesn’t change this. They deserve to win this title because they won a lot of games in a row. The crucial moment was when we played QPR, Liverpool, Southampton. That moment we had big problems with our players injured. We lost key points. United have more attitude than us, as a club, as a team.” Roberto Mancini insists his confidence has not been knocked by seeing Manchester City lose their Premier League title with five games left to play.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cleanup Efforts Resume in Bahamas as Humberto Moves Away

first_imgTropical Storm Humberto narrowly missed the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, which are just beginning the recovery process after taking a devastating hit from Hurricane Dorian earlier this month.By 11 a.m. Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said Humberto was located about 180 miles north-northwest of Great Abaco Island and was moving at 7 mph to the north with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.The NHC believes the storm will likely become a hurricane by Sunday night, but should remain far from the Bahamas and the U.S. coast by that time.However, Humberto briefly caused the closure of small airports in the Bahamas, and sent people in already damaged homes to seek shelter yet again, temporarily interrupting the distribution of needed supplies, including food and water.As the storm passed, residents and officials resumed their Hurricane Dorian cleanup and recovery efforts.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Great Abaco on Saturday to support the ongoing humanitarian efforts. He says, “Hurricane Dorian has been classified as Category 5. I think it’s Category Hell,” adding that he is horrified by the “level of systematic devastation.”The islands’ official death toll from Dorian remains at 50, and another 1,300 are still reported missing. However, officials say the list is preliminary, and some people may just be unable to connect with their loved ones.last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli breaks century drought with 42nd century in 2nd ODI vs West Indies

first_imgVirat Kohli scored his 42nd century in ODIs.Virat Kohli last scored a century in the Ranchi ODI against Australia.Virat Kohli is the first batsman to hit 2000 runs against West Indies in ODIs. highlights New Delhi: March 9, 2019. India vs Australia at Ranchi. That was the last time Virat Kohli had scored a century in ODIs. In the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Kohli had scored five consecutive fifties but each time, the supporters were flummoxed that Kohli could not convert a fifty into a century. Five months later, Kohli finally broke the century jinx when he blasted his 42nd century and eighth against the West Indies during the Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Sunday. The ODI has been a record-breaking one for Virat Kohli as he smashed some major landmarks during the course of his knock.Kohli became the first and only player to go past 2000 runs in ODIs against the West Indies. Before this, Pakistan’s Javed Miandad held the record for the most runs against the West Indies and with this century, Kohli has broken the 26-year record set by Pakistan’s master batsman of most runs against the West Indies. His tally of eight hundreds against the Caribbean side is the most by any player and it is his joint-most against one nation, having smashed eight centuries against Sri Lanka followed by Australia with the same number.The right-hand skipper also overtook Sourav Ganguly’s record for number of runs in ODIs, overtaking Ganguly’s tally of 11363 runs and becoming the eighth-highest run-getter in ODIs overall. Kohli also became a four-hitting machine against the West Indies, becoming the first and only batsman to hit over 200 fours against the West Indies. Kohli played his first ODI against West Indies in the 2009 Champions Trophy in Johannesburg in which he scored an unbeaten 79. His first hundred against the West Indies came in 2011 in Visakhapatnam. Kohli’s domination against the West Indies cane be gauged from the fact that he struck four back-to-back centuries against them between July 2017 and October 2018.This was the 20th century as an ODI skipper while he has scored 19 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. As a skipper, he now has the most centuries against one side with six against the West Indies, breaking the previous record of five held by Ricky Ponting of Australia against New Zealand. India would be looking to win this match and continue their wonderful tour of the West Indies which began on a bang with a 3-0 cleansweep of the West Indies in the Twenty20 Internationals. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

API in GBA’s corner for Junior Caribbean Schoolboys Boxing Championship

first_imgWITH the Junior Caribbean Schoolboys Boxing Championship quickly approaching, Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) gained another sponsor. Through their Premyum line of products, Associated Packers Industry (API) threw their support in the corner of the GBA.At the simple ceremony, Deputy CEO of the company, Marissa Bujan, presented a quantity of food-based products, including milk, corn, oil and rice to Assistant secretary/treasurer of the GBA, Stacy Correia.To this end, Correia noted that the gesture will aid GBA’s efforts to pull off another successful championship.She revealed; “We currently have 20 (local) boxers encamped at the Gymnasium, and we just want to say thank you (to API) and we would like and hope that you would continue with your support.”Meanwhile, API’s Bujan noted; “We are proud to support such an event. We always support the idea of young people behind sport and we find it very imperative for their development.”The championship which will span three days (August 16-18), is set to be staged at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) and will feature youth boxers from Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, St Lucia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago.Already on board are E-Networks, Massy Distribution and COURTS Guyana. The Championship will box off at 18:00hrs daily and ringside tickets cost $1 500 each, stands $500 and season tickets $4 000.last_img read more

Live Blog: Syracuse hosts Pittsburgh with hopes of qualifying for 3rd bowl in 4 years

first_img Published on November 23, 2013 at 11:58 am Follow along as beat writers Stephen Bailey and Trevor Hass provide live updates from the Carrier Dome, where Syracuse takes on Pittsburgh. Both teams are playing to compete in the postseason, and with Boston College waiting for the Orange next Saturday, this is likely SU’s best chance to gain bowl eligibility. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img

Briana Day’s 31st-career double-double powers No. 20 Syracuse to blowout win over Wake Forest

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s immediate start to the game looked similar to the one it had on Sunday night. Both times, the Orange won the tip. Both times, the first shot of the game was a 3-pointer from Brittney Sykes on the left wing.Against then-No. 7 Notre Dame on Sunday, Sykes hit the shot and the Orange ended up shooting 46 percent from deep to keep the game close. But SU lost that game largely because the Fighting Irish more than doubled the Orange’s rebound total, 44-20.On Thursday night, Sykes’ 3-pointer missed softly off the rim and bounced up in the air. Briana Day skied up and snagged the offensive rebound. She went back up, got fouled and made both free throws. Midway through the second quarter, she had a double-double.“I didn’t have too well of a rebounding game last game, so I needed to redeem myself,” Day said. “And I feel like I did.”While No. 20 Syracuse (19-9, 10-5 Atlantic Coast) was coming off its first home loss, Wake Forest was coming off arguably its best win of the season, an 89-77 victory at then-No. 15 North Carolina State. In that game, the Demon Deacons (15-13, 6-9) won the rebounding battle by four, and coming into tonight’s game was the second-best rebounding team in the ACC. But it was the Orange who dominated on the glass in an eventual 85-64 victory. Day was in the thick of it, notching her eighth double-double of the season and 31st of her career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I that thought really was what our Achilles’ heel was in the first half, was giving up way too many O-boards to (Day),” Wake Forest head coach Jennifer Hoover said. “It was almost as if we didn’t talk about it coming into the game.”Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said after the game that he didn’t think Thursday night’s efforts came from Day wanting to prove herself again. Whatever the difference was in her game, it was noticeable right from the opening tip.Wake Forest couldn’t do much to slow her down. The Demon Deacons starting center, Milan Quinn, came into the game averaging nearly a double-double with 11.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while seeing 30.9 minutes per game. Thursday, she was limited to just four points and two rebounds in 18 minutes.Hoover said she liked what she got out of the other two centers, Ona Udoh and Tyra Whitehead. Still, the Orange got what it wanted, going into halftime with a 13-rebound advantage.“They have really good post players too,” Hillsman said. “But I thought that Brianna just did her job … offensively, when she was rolling to the basket (or we) were shooting the ball, she really attacked the glass.”Day’s 15 rebounds were the second most she has had in a game all season. Eight came on the offensive end. When Syracuse struggled to shoot the 3-ball early, going 3-of-17 in the first half, she was right there to clean up misses.Her presences inside also forced a change in Wake Forest’s defense in the third quarter. Twice early in the frame she set a screen for Alexis Peterson. Both times, Peterson’s defender couldn’t make it over while Day’s defender chose not to hedge, which led to easy buckets for Day at times on Sunday. Instead, though, Peterson ended up stepping back and knocking down two jumpers, one of them from deep.In the penultimate home game of the season, Day struggled on the boards. In what could have been her last game at the Carrier Dome, she more than made up for it.“I know I’m a great rebounder, I know I just had an off game,” Day said. “That’s what I aim to do every game … I just knew I had to have a good rebounding game.” Comments Published on February 23, 2017 at 10:57 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more