Groves weighs in ahead of O2 Arena clash

first_imgGeorge Groves weighed in at 11st 13½lbs for Saturday’s clash with Noe Gonzalez of Uruguay at the O2 Arena.Hammersmith’s unbeaten super-middleweight will feature as the chief support to the eagerly awaited world title showdown between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler.A victory would keep Groves, who has sparred with Kessler in recent weeks, on course for a world title shot later this year.The 34-year-old Gonzalez, who came in a pound under the 12-stone limit, has a record of 30 wins from 32 contests.Commonwealth champion Groves, 25, will be fighting for the vacant WBA intercontinental title.See also:Groves eyes title clash against StieglitzBooth: Groves will relish his Arena return 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Del Norte sweeps Arcata in crucial Big 5 game

first_imgCRESCENT CITY >> Kaleya Sanchez recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs, as the Del Norte Warriors took sole possession of first place in the Big 5 with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-16 victory over the Arcata Tigers in Crescent City, Thursday evening.The tone was set for the evening during warm-ups, as a lackadaisical home team was given a stern message prior to the first ball of the opening set being served.“We had a terrible warm-up, and I told the team they’d better figure out what was …last_img

Sunlight transforms communities

first_imgThe solar cooker bike, which has a lifespan of about 10 years, has six reflective panels that concentrate sunlight on a focal point that can reach 200 to 300 degrees Celsius on a clear and sunny day.(Image: Jenni Newman PR) The solar cooker bike allows South African communities to utilise the country’s abundant sun energy, while reducing reliance on other expensive energy sources such as electricity, paraffin or wood for cooking and heating.(Image: Crosby Menzies)MEDIA CONTACTS• Crosby MenziesSunFire Solutions+27 82 954 0144RELATED ARTICLES• Simple solar solution for rural Africa • Green valley lives up to its name • SA becoming a renewable energy hub • Africa leads solar laptop revolution Wilma den HartighA South African company has developed a mobile kitchen unit that is making it possible to cook in an environment-responsible and cost-effective way.Known as a solar cooker bike, the unit consists of a solar cooker mounted on a trailer that is hooked up to a bicycle. The solar cooker bike allows South African communities to utilise the country’s abundant sun energy, while reducing reliance on other expensive energy sources such as electricity, paraffin or wood for cooking and heating.The mobile kitchen was developed by solar cooking products company SunFire Solutions, in partnership with Nedbank and the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa).The innovation is part of an energy efficiency project that could lead to a much bigger future rollout. Nedbank sponsored seven units which were distributed to residents of Dobsonville in Soweto, including five street vendors, as well as the Boikanyo Primary School and the Dorothy Nyembe Education Centre.Nina Wellsted, environmental sustainability manager at Nedbank, said the programme is assisting schools and communities to save resources such as water and electricity, and to be able to generate healthy food and nutrition in a sustainable way.Expanding the reach of solar technologyCrosby Menzies, environmentalist and founder of SunFire Solutions, says his mission is to ensure that solar technology becomes as ordinary and widely available as an everyday household appliance such as a kettle or iron.“Anyone who is hungry and has access to sunlight can use these products,” Menzies says, adding that if more people can access solar technology, it would allow families to save on electricity and paraffin costs while helping to reduce harm to the environment.“It is projects like these that allow SunFire to explore technologies which can have immense benefits for the two-billion people who are still reliant on firewood for their daily cooking energy source,” he says. How it worksThe solar cooker bike, which has a lifespan of about 10 years, has six reflective panels that concentrate sunlight on a focal point that can reach 200 to 300 degrees Celsius on a clear and sunny day.“The dome functions like a big magnifying glass. This is a high quality form of energy,” Menzies explains.The device can cook for up to 30 people at a time and boils a litre of water in four minutes, which is as fast as an electric kettle, but without harming the environment in the slightest.“Two of the most inefficient appliances in the home have been found to be the electric kettle and oven,” he says, “and if you can remove this cost from household expenses using sun energy, people will have more money to spend on education, or transport.” Transforming communities through sunlightMenzies says solar technology holds significant socio-economic benefits for households which rely on paraffin or firewood for energy and heat. Low income households spend as much as 25% of their income on cooking and heating fuel.Using sun energy gives children more time to attend school, do homework and receive a good education, as they don’t have to collect firewood and water for the home.Decreasing the need for firewood collection will also reduce deforestation in many countries. Solutions for unhealthy environmentsMenzies explains that cooking outdoors using sun energy reduces health complications such as respiratory and eye diseases that can develop as a result of indoor air pollution.The World Health Organisation reports that, in 23 countries, 10% of deaths are due to environmental factors such as unsafe water, including poor sanitation and hygiene; and indoor air pollution caused by solid fuel used for cooking.Cooking in this way produces high levels of pollution in the home, including small soot particles that penetrate deep into the lungs. In poorly ventilated dwellings, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher than acceptable levels for small particles.The data shows that simple household interventions, such as cleaner fuel and better cooking devices, could dramatically reduce death rates. Future expansionMenzies says the introduction of the solar cooker bike into other parts of South Africa holds great potential.Claire Warner, Wessa education manager for the northern areas region, said the Dobsonville launch of the product is encouraging the use of solar power as a cleaner energy alternative.“There is also huge educational value in this project, practically demonstrating to young people and adults how the power of the sun can be harnessed to do more than just heat water through solar panels.”last_img read more

Dojo brings critical security to smart home automation

first_imgCate Lawrence Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… The introduction of smart home devices into the average home is on an upward trajectory with Gartner forecasting the number of connected devices to reach more than 21 billion by 2020.With this growth comes an increased risk of cyber attacks. As we get closer to a time where home electronics are embedded with IoT technology whether we like it or not, the issue of cyber security continues to be the white, hot glaring, elephant in the room.See also: Discover the top home security systems of 2017While security should be present from first design and embedded through various iterations of hardware and software, the reality is that there’s a lot of devices that are either created with inherent security flaws or fail to be adequated updated as time and technology moves on.A recent survey by Canonical Ubuntu of 2000 consumers regarding firmware updates of connected devices revealed that:Only 31% of consumers that own connected devices perform updates as soon as they become available.A further 40% of consumers have never consciously performed updates on their devicesNearly one in ten (8%) didn’t even know what firmware was48% of consumers are unaware that connected devices in their home could be used to conduct a cyber attack37% believe they are not “sufficiently aware” of the risks that connected devices poseDojo by BullGuard has created a solution with a difference. (The Israeli start-up Dojo Labs was acquired by security firm BullGuard in 2016.) I spoke to Yossi Atias, General Manager of IoT Security of BullGuard, to learn more during last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.He showed me their digital security device which consists of a sleekly designed ‘pebble’ that is easy to set up and free to move about the home, and a dock that resides with the household router.Rings of light on the Dojo pebble illuminate red, yellow or green when activity is detected on the user’s network. An app allows users to interact with the Dojo pebble via a simple, intuitive messaging interface that prompts them to allow or block network activity and informs them of potential cyber threats.How Dojo worksThe Dojo by BullGuard device monitors the home network 24/7 against cyber threats through enterprise-class intrusion detection and prevention to identify and block real time attacks, a smart firewall, and encrypted web access to smart devices. Atias explained that the device operated on three layers of security:“The first one is the perimeter: to ensure people that are not unauthorised cannot access your devices. The second layer is focused on intrusion detection and prevention: if something has already happened, how do you detect it, and how you mitigate it?  It looks for activity on the network that indicates either attack vectors using or already existing malware and their signatures. The third layer is anomaly detection and behavioural analysis that occurs as the device constantly sends metadata to our cloud platform. “The security system is embedded with AI and machine learning technology as the more it familiarizes itself with a home’s smart devices, the smarter it becomes in detecting, defending and mitigating against cyber threats and privacy breaches. A point of difference to other security systems is that Dojo by BullGuard uses the data to do analysis, not just customer-by-customer but within the whole subscriber base as a whole. As Atias details:“It’s essentially a crowd sourced security platform where the learnings from consumers devices work for the benefit of all the users themselves. So if we find for example, a vulnerability in one consumer device in one home and we know there are other users that own the same device, we push the mitigation before it even has the chance to attack the other devices. “Atias explained that he decided to focus on home security due to identifying an unmet need:“There is no one doing this for the consumer. In enterprise and industrial applications, you have a whole team of security. In my home, I am the chief security officer. With the average consumer, no one assumes responsibility, not the service provider or the device vendor.Instead of trying to make everyone a cyber security expert we provide this as a service. We of course, want people to be educated and aware but in reality, security isn’t at the forefront of most consumers minds.  You won’t even find any security related information when you buy a device so how could you compare different products? Consumer electronics traditionally launch a model and want to shift as many units as possible and then the company will discard it and move onto the new one. There’s no service model behind each device so expecting a consumer to keep track of all the software updates is not realistic. Our system is totally agnostic. We assume that the security is bad from the beginning. That’s always our assumption.”Recently honored with the prestigious Good Design award in the safety and security category, Dojo by BullGuard will begin shipping in April this year and will retail for $199, including 12-months of service. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img Follow the Puck Tags:#BullGuard#Connected Devices#Dojo by BullGuard#home security#malware#Mirai#security Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

IPL 2011: Sachin, Rayudu lead Mumbai to nine-wicket win

first_imgMumbai captain Sachin Tendulkar and Ambati Rayudu put on a 110-run unbeaten partnership and in the process helped their team to an impressive 9-wicket win over Bangalore in their IPL match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. Score | Photos A 141 run target wasn’t a very tough one for the Mumbai team considering their fine batting line-up and openers Sachin Tendulkar and Davy Jacobs got off to a flyer. The two had put 33 runs for the first wicket when Bangalore’s Aussie import Dirk Nannes clean bowled Jacobs on 22 to stop their charge.Soon Master Blaster Tendulkar and Rayudu got going at the Chinnaswamy Stadium nipping in bud Bangalore’s hopes for a win.Like Bangalore opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, Tendulkar too carried his bat through to help his team win by a massive nine-wicket margin. Tendulkar remained unbeaten on 55 and Ambati Rayudu on 63 even as the final team total read 143/1 in 18.3 overs.Bangalore inningsEarlier, Bangalore opener Tillakaratne Dilshan carried his bat through scoring an unbeaten 59 and helped his team post 140/4 against Mumbai.Earlier, Mumbai skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and put the hosts in the middle. And it proved to be a good decision as Mumbai’s Sri Lankan import Lasith Malinga clean bowled Bangalore opener Mayank Agarwal on the first ball of the match.Next man Virat Kohli too did not last long and fell to Kieron Pollard while trying to smash him across the line. An edge off his bat got carried away towards keeper Davy Jacobs on 19/2.advertisementThen Bangalore opener Tillakaratne Dilshan and AB de Villiers got on with a partnership thwarting the opposition attack. The duo batted on to put 91 runs for the third wicket before AB de Villiers fell to Kieron Pollard getting caught by the West Indian off his own ball on 38. Bangalore were 110/3 at the stage.No sooner had De Villiers departed that next man Asad Pathan too fell with Malinga crashing his yorker into his stumps. He was out for a nought as Bangalore went down to 112/4.Dilshan, who was still at the crease and Sourabh Tiwary added 28 runs to help Bangalore to a fine 140/4 in 20 overs.last_img read more