Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended Agriculture company will become Corteva Agriscience, which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature.”“This is the start of an exciting journey,” said James C. Collins, Jr., chief operating officer, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. “Corteva Agriscience is bringing together three businesses with deep connections and dedication to generations of farmers. Our new name acknowledges our history while looking forward to our commitment to enhancing farmer productivity as well as the health and well-being of the consumers they serve. With the most balanced portfolio of products in the industry, nearly a century of agronomic expertise and an unparalleled innovation engine, Corteva Agriscience will become a leading Agriculture company, focused on working together with the entire food system to produce a secure supply of healthy food.”Corteva Agriscience brings together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in Seed Technologies, Crop Protection and Digital Agriculture.The intended company has developed some of the best talent, technology, innovation and R&D capabilities that will uniquely position it to transform our food system by helping farmers grow better, abundant and healthier crops while using fewer natural resources.“We will continue to invest in some of the most recognized and premium brands in agriculture: Pioneer, Mycogen, and the newly launched Brevant seed brands, as well as our award-winning Crop Protection products, such as Aproach Prima fungicide and Quelex herbicide with Arylex active, while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies,” Collins said.In addition to announcing the corporate name, the intended Agriculture company unveiled the Corteva Agriscience brand identity and logo today (www.corteva.com) at Commodity Classic, the largest farmer-led convention and trade show in the United States.The corporate headquarters for the intended company will be located in Wilmington, Delaware, and will include key corporate support functions. Sites in Johnston, Iowa, and Indianapolis, Indiana, will serve as Global Business Centers, with leadership of business lines, business support functions, R&D, global supply chain, and sales and marketing capabilities concentrated in the two Midwest locations.DowDuPont will support the new brand name through a series of recognition events between now and the time the division becomes an independent company.
APTN National NewsLawyers have wrapped up two weeks of testimony at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa.The complaint alleges that the federal government gravely under funds First Nation child welfare agencies.The tribunal heard from witnesses representing child welfare authorities in Ontario, who say funding is often inadequate.It also heard from experts in economics to explain the funding formula for First Nations child welfare.APTN’s Annette Francis with more on what happened recently.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 21, 2017 – Nassau – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received an assortment of hurricane relief supplies donated by the Government of Israel through the Embassy of Israel, during a presentation on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Penn’s Building on Tonique Williams- Darling Highway.The supplies will go towards hurricane relief for those residents recently impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. On hand to receive the items was Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA. Donated were felt roofing materials, bundles of plywood, shingles and nails, amongst other supplies. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Pictured from left are Arthur Seligman, Honourary Consul for Israel in The Bahamas; Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA; Alon Lavi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel to Belize and The Bahamas; and Chanelle Brown, Head of Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)For more information call: (242) 322-6081 or OR (242) 322-6731 OR (242) 376-2042. Or Email: [email protected] Release: BIS
Mike McKinnon III, Mike McKinnon III August 23, 2018 Posted: August 23, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan announced that despite her suggestion to not release Jesus Cecena, the State Board of Parole decided to grant parole to the 57-year-old who killed San Diego Police officer Archie Buggs in 1978.The full press release from Summer Stephan’s office can be read below:San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said today that in spite of her office’s vigorous and compelling arguments against it, the State Board of Parole has granted parole to Jesus Cecena, 57, who killed a San Diego police officer in 1978. Officer Archie Buggs, 30, was shot four times after he stopped a car driven by Cecena, a gang member in the Skyline neighborhood who was 17-years-old at the time. Cecena fired five times at Buggs, then paused, walked toward the fallen officer and fired a final bullet into his head at point-blank range. The officer died on the street, his hand still on his service revolver.The Parole Board hearing was held this morning at Valley State Prison near Fresno, California and lasted nearly five hours. The Board announced its decision after deliberating for about 30 minutes. This was Cecena’s 17th parole hearing which included a discussion of his criminal record, psychiatric factors, parole plans, and statements by representatives of the victim’s family.California Governor Edmund Brown will receive the case within 120 days for review. The District Attorney’s Office immediately released a statement saying it will urge the governor to reverse the parole grant in the strongest terms possible.“While we understand the factors considered by the Parole Board, we’re extremely disappointed in its decision to send a cop killer who still lacks honest insight and remorse into this atrocious crime back into the community. He continues to be unpredictable and dangerous,” said District Attorney Summer Stephan. “Given the gravity of the crime and its impact upon the officer’s family and our community, we believe he is not suitable for release. The District Attorney’s Office will strongly urge the Governor to once again reverse this grant of parole in the interest of public safety.”In the last four years, Cecena was granted parole three times (in 2014, 2015 and 2017) and each time Governor Brown reversed the grant, after the San Diego County District Attorney filed objections. Cecena’s parole also continues to be opposed by San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and the San Diego Police Officers Association.Cecena was convicted of murder and was sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole on August 22, 1979. Because Cecena was 17 at the time he killed Officer Buggs, his sentence was reduced to a seven years-to-life term in March of 1982. Cecena’s unstable social history continued during his incarceration; he received more than 10 violation reports for misconduct while in prison.RELATED STORY: San Diego DA Summer Stephan fights to keep Jesus Cecena behind bars Cop Killer granted parole again; San Diego DA says he remains unpredictable and dangerous FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Jesus Cecena, Summer Stephan
The Royal Thai Embassy recently hosted a fashion show to strengthen relations between India and Thailand. Models showed off ensembles by Bina Modi. The gala was attended by the likes of Hemi Bawa, Sharan Apparao, Sangeeta Mehra, Tarun Tahiliani among others at the Ambassador’s Residence. It celebrated the 80th birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
Kolkata: Experts have pressed on the need of cyber audit by every business entities to avoid cyber crime related issues. Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a seminar on “Cyber Security: Threats Towards Corporates” on Friday. Santanu Chattopadhyay, officer-in-charge of the city police’s Cyber Police Station and other experts from the area addressed the seminar. Chattopadhyay said: “Cyber crime is a business for the perpetrators and we are only creating vulnerabilities for them. He said that in 2017, one cyber attack was reported every 10 minutes. In India, 27,000 cases were recorded. He pointed out that the Cyber Police Station had been recording increasing number of cases, which increased from 6 in 2010 to 156 in 2016 and 148 in 2017.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAt the same time, he said every business entity should go for cyber audit every year to avoid the risk. At the same time it is also necessary to create awareness among people.The Kolkata Police has taken various steps in creating awareness amongst people on cyber security. Awareness camps were organised at schools and other educational institutions considering the effect of different social networking sites and online activities on them. Teachers and non-teaching staff were also brought under the purview of the awareness campaigns. The teachers are also asked to create similar awareness among parents of children of their school as well. At the same time, necessary infrastructure to fight against cyber crime has also been developed. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be recalled that in December 2017, the Cyber Police Station of the Kolkata Police has received the NASSCOM-Data Security Council of India (DSCI) Excellence Award for “Capacity Building of Law Enforcement”. A team of four senior officers of Kolkata Police went to Gurgaon and received the award during an all-India basis seminar on cyber security in which police personnel from different districts were present.
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 6 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag October 26, 2016 This past weekend, the U.S. Internet slowed to a crawl thanks to a distributed denial of service attack, or DDOS. It was an interesting attack for two reasons. First, the attackers — whoever they are — did not flood a single website with junk requests, as is the usual MO for DDOS attacks. Instead, they went after DNS provider Dyn, which caused numerous websites to slow to a crawl or cease operations entirely. Warnings about the over-centralization of DNS infrastructure suddenly became very interesting.The second, and more important point, is that a sizable chunk of the devices involved in the DDoS attack were so-called smart Internet of Things devices. Usually, attackers spread malware through computers that will then follow the attacker’s command and simultaneously request information from websites until the site buckles under the load. But this time, the shambling digital zombie hoard included security cameras and wireless routers.The teapot did itAt the heart of the attack was Mirai, which is not a particularly exotic piece of malware. It scans for devices connected to the web for what appear to be Linux-powered IoT devices, apparently favoring security cameras and home routers from Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology. It then looks up the default passcode on a table and logs in. Once inside, it hands over control of the device to a central command and control server.While this attack was shocking in what it accomplished, it’s unfortunately nothing we didn’t see coming. At the Black Hat conference in 2013, Craig Heffner demonstrated the ability to easily take over network connected security cameras. His demonstration included big-name companies you’d recognize, including D-Link, Linksys, Cisco, IQInvision and 3SVision. When asked what devices were vulnerable to attack, he said he hadn’t found a brand that couldn’t be controlled.For his demo, Heffner tricked the camera into displaying a looping video, like in a heist movie. But the actual substance of his talk was far more dire. IoT devices like security cameras, tea kettles, fridges and yes, even wireless routers are just tiny computers connected to the internet. If attackers want to target a person or a company specifically, he said, they can attack these poorly defended devices and use them as a beach head to explore the rest of the victim’s network. And because they are tiny computers, they can conceivably be coaxed into executing whatever code the attacker desires.Think of it this way: you can buy the strongest doors with the best unpickable locks to protect your house, but a thief can still break in through the windows.IoT is differentIn the security industry, we like to blame people, not computers. If people had been more alert, they might have caught the Heartbleed bug before it was even introduced. A popular saying is that the biggest point of failure in any security system is between the computer and the chair. Case in point: the hack of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s Gmail account — which introduced us to his risotto recipe, among other things — apparently began with a phishing scam.But in the case of IoT security, consumers cannot be held accountable in the same way. As a car owner, for example, you are required to use caution while driving and provide reasonable maintenance. The car company, in turn, is required to provide you a product that will not actually kill you.As our society changed, so did the expectations of consumers. Consumer advocates point out that some cars were “unsafe at any speed.” And like an evolving creature, cars sprouted new appendages: seat belts, airbags and less obvious features like crumple zones and specially engineered materials designed to keep consumers reasonably safe in a changing world.The same is true for consumer technology. The proliferation of malicious software, and the dangers presented to any device that merely connects to the internet, have pushed manufacturers to take a more active role in protecting consumers. Windows, for example, now ships with antivirus installed and maintained by Microsoft. The company also issues patches on a regular basis, because the challenges facing consumers are too complex for them to deal with on their own.When smartphones began to take off, manufacturers and developers learned from the trials of the PC years. While mobile security has had some bumps along the way, it’s been a cakewalk compared to the history of the PC. We haven’t had that kind of widespread infection on smartphones that we saw with Conficker, and hopefully we never will.The history of IoT charted a different course, perhaps one that used a goldfish as a navigator. Instead of controlling access to the device, and employing best practices learned from connecting billions of computers and phones over the course of decades, manufacturers rushed cheap products to market. Ones that were designed, in some cases, to never be serviced, upgraded or patched. And even if problems could be addressed, it is, arguably, not reasonable to expect individuals to treat labor-saving devices the same way they do computers. The vast majority of consumers assume, and rightly so, that if a device does not have a screen or some kind of input method, it is not intended to be serviced by them.This didn’t have to happenThe most frustrating part of the recent DDoS attack is that IoT manufacturers only needed to look at 30 years of consumer technology to see the proverbial writing on the wall. And if they couldn’t do that, they could have heeded the warnings spouted by security researchers (corporate and hobbyist hacker alike). These people have told anyone who would listen how putting billions more devices on the internet without careful consideration of how they will be used is a bad idea. In 2014, Dan Geer opened the Black Hat conference by saying that the IoT is already upon us and could lead to trouble.Despite my best efforts to remain cynical, IoT feels inevitable and compelling. Sci-fi has promised us talking computers and futuristic appliances for decades, and maybe that’s why the prediction by Gartner that there will be 6.4 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020 sound feasible. These devices are already in our homes: streaming boxes, gaming consoles, wireless routers. In the eyes of attackers and automated attacks, these are just more IP addresses to exploit.As we hurtle towards the holidays and lurch forward into a new generation of IoT devices, let’s put security that is designed to be understood by users at the forefront. If by 2020 the best advice I still have to offer people is to disconnect their smart devices, then this industry does not deserve its reputation for innovation or even intelligence. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.