In a post on Facebook, St Cross said: “We are sorry to report that an IT failure continues to mean the loss of WiFi across the estate. We realise the inconvenience this causes and have an expert team on the case. Students were alerted to the situation yesterday after internet services were deactivated. “This activity has now been confined, and there is no indication that personal or sensitive information has been compromised.” The guidelines to prevent future attacks include installing Antivirus, taking care to be wary of strange emails, and take immediate action if you are affected. “WiFi has now been restored throughout the West Wing on the main site. We will update on progress elsewhere early this afternoon.” All Oxford students received an email from the University Information Security team shortly after St Cross’s services were dis-activated to outline precautionary steps to prevent a similar attack from happening again. The Security Team said: “We have seen a rise in phishing emails to staff and students; as well as a malware incident earlier this week that had a serious impact on some parts of the University. St Cross College experienced a cyber attack on Wednesday, resulting in a loss of internet across the college. The University have advised students to, in suspicious circumstances, immediately disconnect computers from the network and inform IT support staff.
A parent starts letting go (but still holds onto the rope) Cliff jump: Check. I’m not convinced my son is actually going to walk off the cliff until I can’t see him anymore. There are so many opportunities for him to back out between the point where he gets clipped into the rope and the point where he backs off the edge of the cliff, and I wouldn’t blame him for reconsidering. Rappelling off a 100-foot cliff sounds like a great idea when you’re in the van heading to the trailhead, but standing on top of the ledge, looking straight down into a deep river gorge, things get real. Fast. But I’m also not ready to let my kids explore the world on their own yet, so I’m going to summer camp with them. Does the fact that I never got to swim in a race against Camp Mohawk have anything to do with my decision to insert myself into this de-facto camp experience for my kids? Maybe. I’m not a psychologist. But I’d argue the factor that’s more in play here is that I’m a super controlling parent who wants to teach my kids everything. I want to teach them how to catch a fish, how to whittle a stick. How to whittle a fish? If that’s a thing, I want to teach them how to do that too. How to rappel and how to keep their feet together when they jump off a cliff into a lake…I want to imprint on them, the way mama ducks imprint on their babies or kidnappers imprint on their victims. Stockholm Syndrome. That’s basically what I’m after here: a bond so strong that even logic can’t break it. Because I’m going to have to let them go. Eventually it will be college and study abroad and spring break in Cancun and marriage…the separation is on the horizon and that separation will start with a legit summer camp experience where they go off for weeks at a time without me, learning how to whittle a fish from some camp counselor barely out of high school. Make new friends: Check. And this is the way life will go as my kids get older. Every little step will create distance between us. They’ll leave me and go out into the world. I can only hope I’m doing a good enough job during our time together to imprint on them. Fingers crossed that my baby ducks have Stockholm Syndrome. COOPER AVERILL PREPARES FOR HIS RAPPELL OFF BRIDGE BUTTRESS IN THE NEW RIVER GORGE. / PHOTO BY GRAHAM AVERILL Day one has us on a pontoon boat exploring the serene waters of Summersville Lake, which sits at the head of the Gauley River. We join forces with two other families, both with kids about Coop and Addie’s age and they become fast friends, peering over the edge of the boat looking for fish. They don’t have much in common—they’re from different towns, play different sports—but it doesn’t matter. They’re kids. Kids get along. And the entire scheme seems to culminate with this rappel off the Bridge Buttress, in the heart of the gorge. You can see the steel bridge in the background as my son slowly inches backwards towards the edge of the cliff. We’re so high up; it’s equal parts beautiful and scary. My daughter has already rappelled and is waiting patiently on the floor of the canyon for her brother to make the leap. She’s only scared of the ridiculous: zombies in the toilet. But my son has real fears: Heights and sharks. Rappelling is the sort of thing that he’ll say he wants to do, but decide against it when the time comes. I watch him work through it all: Pulling the gloves onto his hands, adjusting his helmet, listening to the guide explain how the whole system works. How he’ll have to lean away from the wall and let gravity do the work. I watch him inch backwards and I know any second he’ll quit. He’ll ask me to get him off the top of the cliff, out of the harness and to take him home where it’s safe. That’s why I’m here, to be a cushion for the world. I’m already preparing myself to be kind. To not push him. But he doesn’t quit. He gives me one last look, a little bit of fear in his eyes, but also an eagerness, like he knows if he can just sidestep his fear, life will be amazing. He takes two small steps down the rock wall and then I can’t see him anymore. He’s gone. Later there are half eaten dinners in the cafeteria and s’mores and stories around a campfire (check), then a wild trip down the Upper New River in duckies where my kids point to the biggest rapids and say, “There, Dad! There!” During the deep, calm stretches of the river, the guides flip over a boat and the kids wrestle on top, king of the hill style. We’re in the New River Gorge, that deep slice of rock and whitewater in West Virginia that has inspired so many men and women to put down roots on the edge of the chasm and live the adventure life dream. I’m here with my two 9-year-old kids, Cooper and Addie, pursuing a different dream: the ultimate summer camp experience. The idea is to spend a few days ticking off a list of summer camp-style adventures in the gorge. Whitewater rafting, cliff jumping, campfire stories, cabin v. cabin shenanigans…I never went to summer camp as a kid, but I’ve seen Meatballs a dozen times, so I know summer camp is a key part to personal growth. It’s where you make new friends who have different backgrounds and cultural experiences. It’s where you stick up for yourself against the bully, and climb the rock face called “Certain Death,” and swim the winning leg in the race versus Camp Mohawk, where the rich kids go…Summer camp is important and I want my kids to experience it. There’s a ropes course that my daughter zooms through, and games of hide and go seek. I hear my kids telling the other kids that they’ll have to meet back at the gorge again next summer. So, a family summer camp at New River Gorge. And so far, it’s been amazing. We staged the camp at Adventures on the Gorge, partly because of its location (as the name implies, it’s “on the gorge”), partly because it has a summer camp vibe with a bunch of cabins on a sprawling campus stacked with ropes courses and climbing walls and its own system of trails, and partly because they have guides that can lead us through a suite of adventures that would make up a badass summer camp: whitewater rafting, climbing, lake shenanigans…The guides can handle the logistics while I focus on quality time with my kids. Summersville is lined with tall, sandstone cliffs, so we idle beside a shady rock wall and one of our guides sets up an easy top rope for everyone to climb. Later, we paddleboard into concave amphitheaters with waterfalls and find a beautiful 20-foot tower sticking out of the water like a giant thumb. The kids help each other climb the tower and gather the courage to leap (“I’ll do it if you do it.”). And their form is perfect. So are the smiles on their faces. “That’s basically what I’m after here: A bond so strong that even logic can’t break it.” Push out of your comfort zone: Check. Cabin-versus-cabin shenanigans: Check.
North Coast residents get excited for the season’s first significant rain for a variety of reasons. Some just love the rain and for others, it’s the start of the holiday season. Others love the idea of bringing new life to our forest floors and home gardens. For anglers, the first big rain means something completely different. To us, it means big, bright king salmon charging from the salt water of the Pacific Ocean into our coastal rivers. With some very large storms looming on the horizon, the …
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned a fraction of his $44 million salary this week at a Super Bowl news conference and disinformation jamboree in Atlanta.If you blinked, you missed it.According to TMZ, Goodell was addressing reporters and a few NFL owners when he was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s enforced idleness. Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who in 2016 founded the silent take-a-knee protest — which created consternation up to and including the highest office in the land — …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Moisture begins to ramp up more today, although we still will see some sunshine and temps remain warm. Scattered showers will be developing today across Ohio, particularly this afternoon and evening. Those showers will produce anywhere from a tenth to .75″ with coverage at 60%. Areas that miss out on the rain today will see some sun, but generally clouds building, particularly this afternoon then tonight. Tomorrow through Sunday we have scattered showers in the forecast each day. Daily rain fall totals will be from a few hundredths to half an inch for every day except Sunday, where we expect a a tenth to three quarters of an inch. Daily coverage will run from 75% to 100% statewide, and combined rain coverage for the period will be 100%. We expect combined rain totals of 1″ to 2.5” for the week at least, and a few areas can exceed that top end of the range. Those totals are up from yesterday’s forecast. Dry weather attempts to return to the region finally for Monday and Tuesday and the first part of Wednesday of next week. On Monday we see cloudy to partly sunny skies but at this time still cant rule out a shower in spots. Then for Tuesday sunshine dominates, and we see that continue through the first part of Wednesday. Our next well organized cold front is on the way for next Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. That front moves from NW to SE across the region and will bring .1”-.75” to 80% of the state, and the biggest rains will come overnight Wednesday night. Thursday and Friday turn out partly to mostly sunny again, as we transition from the 10 day period in to the extended 11-16 day window. The balance of the extended period is active. On Saturday the 13th we see partly to mostly sunny skies, but showers may try to develop in the evening and overnight. On Sunday clouds increase and thicken further, with nighttime thunderstorms likely. These thunderstorms can bring from .25” to 1”. Monday the 15th and Tuesday the 16th we have rain and thunderstorms fully crossing the state. Monday the action will be primarily located through central and northwestern Ohio, and then Tuesday over most of the state, but perhaps a little more concentrated in central and southern Ohio. Rain totals will produce an additional .25”-1” for that 2 day period with statewide coverage of near 90%. We finish the extended period with a mix of clouds and sun for Wednesday the 17th. So, there will be plenty of moisture potential over the next 2 weeks, but it comes in small enough increments and at a slow enough pace that it is not overly problematic. The map below shows 10 day rain totals for the state. Temperatures also will stay near normal, with daytime highs from 80-88 over the rest of this week and into next, meaning we will continue to see very humid air, and will keep evaporation going at least at a rate of .1” of liquid per day, if not more – even if it does rain off an on.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right) throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on Aug. 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPThe fight of the century went down over the weekend, as boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his record unblemished at 50-0, turning back a very game adversary in Conor McGregor.READ: 50-0: Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in 10th roundADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ However, not every sports fan managed to watch the fight on pay per view (PPV) and resorted to illegal streams online.According to a report form Forbes, digital platform security company Irdeto estimated that 2,930,598 people illegally watched the fight on various social media platforms via 239 illegal streams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPlenty of unwarranted videos were shared on Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Twitch last Saturday (Sunday in Manila), while ads for the illegal streams were promoted on sites like Alibaba, eBay and Amazon.Other viewers, meanwhile, depended on “digital Robin Hoods”—or generous fans who purchased the fight and videotaped it live through their television or computers. Williams wins at US Open to stay in No. 1 hunt; Konta out On the other hand, Facebook did its part to stop videos from spreading by taking down live streams of the fight.However, the social platform still could not keep up with the number of users, as some videos managed to be streamed live up until the end of the fight.Despite the massive number of illegal streams, the Mayweather versus McGregor fight is still expected to break PPV sales. As of this writing, official PPV numbers have yet to be released. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Canelo-GGG to MayMac fans: We’ve got a real show for youADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Alisson credits Liverpool teammates for FIFA Best awardby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker believes that his FIFA award is partially due to his excellent teammates.Alisson won the FIFA Best Goalkeeper award in midweek, capping off a tremendous first year with the club.But he believes that despite his excellent personal performances, the team’s displays and results helped him win.”Well, like I always said, for me the most important thing is to achieve my goals that are the same of the team: winning something for the club, winning something together. And then if you win some awards individually then it’s OK if you win always together,” Alisson told Liverpoolfc.com.”I’m really happy because I worked a lot to arrive here, to win the Champions League, to become a great player, to have a great season as I had in the last one with Liverpool and with the national team also. “So yeah, I’m very happy because always I just feel grateful for my family – they help me a lot in all the moments, good moments, bad moments. They are together with me so I’m really happy for that.”
The Permanent Secretary, who is also Chairman of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), said the procedures outline the protocol for dealing with victims, and it is important that professionals be non-judgemental and show empathy and respect at all times. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, is urging healthcare professionals to be vigilant when administering care, as they are well-positioned to identify and assist victims of human trafficking.She said it is incumbent on them, as front-line responders, to learn about the risk factors and clinical manifestations of human trafficking.“It is important for you to treat victims carefully, sensitively and supportively, given their vulnerabilities and weaknesses. The traffickers may have confiscated identification documents and money, so it is not easy to access help. So, sometimes you are the help,” she noted.Mrs. Palmer was speaking at the launch of the standard operating procedures (SOP) manual on human trafficking for healthcare workers on Monday (January 8), at the Ministry’s Constant Spring Road offices in St. Andrew.The Permanent Secretary, who is also Chairman of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), said the procedures outline the protocol for dealing with victims, and it is important that professionals be non-judgemental and show empathy and respect at all times.Among the recommendations is that the authorities should not be called without the consent of the victims, in light of the potentially legitimate concerns regarding their well-being and that of their loved ones. This, however, does not apply in the case of children and adolescents, who may require immediate placement in State care.“The needs of victims may be complex, because individuals who have experienced violence and trauma are vulnerable to further exploitation,” Mrs. Palmer pointed out.She further encouraged healthcare workers “to not shy away” from participating in any court proceedings that may arise due to their exposure to a possible victim.The SOP document, titled ‘Management of Suspected Victims of Trafficking in Persons Protocol for Health Workers’, is designed to be used as a guide and contains pertinent information concerning the identification and protection of victims.It provides guidelines relating to the stabilisation of patients, importance of confidentiality, requisite documentation, consent and referral of suspected victims.Some 500 healthcare workers in the private and public sectors will be trained this year to better respond to victims of human trafficking. “It is important for you to treat victims carefully, sensitively and supportively, given their vulnerabilities and weaknesses. The traffickers may have confiscated identification documents and money, so it is not easy to access help. So, sometimes you are the help,” she noted. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer, is urging healthcare professionals to be vigilant when administering care, as they are well-positioned to identify and assist victims of human trafficking. Story Highlights
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license The 2M Alliance partners Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) are boosting their strategic cooperation with Israeli liner counterpart ZIM.The expanded cooperation will see the trio share slots on select 2M services also on the Asia – US West Coast and Asia – Mediterranean trade lanes.As disclosed, the TP9 service between Asia and the US West Coast, will be operated as a Vessel Sharing Agreement string where ZIM will operate four vessels and 2M will operate three vessels. A part of the ZIM slots on the TP9 will be swapped for access to slots on the fully 2M operated TP8 service.2M partners said that there would be no schedule changes to the TP8 and TP9 services.Between Asia and the Mediterranean, ZIM will get access to 2M slots on the AE12 and AE15 services, however, there would be no changes to the schedules of the said services.“Having successfully implemented our strategic cooperation, we are very pleased to expand the partnership with ZIM into additional geographies. This agreement delivers mutual benefits to both parties, for Maersk it provides operational efficiencies that will enable our continued drive to deliver competitive and reliable products for our customers in the world’s most comprehensive East-West network,” says Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk.The service changes are expected to begin in March 2019, subject to regulatory approval.The deal builds upon the strategic cooperation agreed by the trio in July 2018, when the liner companies decided to swap slots on five loops on the Asia – US East Coast trade. As disclosed at the time, the arrangement is aimed at achieving economies of scale and efficiencies, helping the carriers to overcome tough business conditions.
Seven stories in the news for Thursday, May 25———TERRORISM, DEFENCE SPENDING TO DOMINATE NATO AGENDAPrime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Brussels for the 28-nation NATO summit. Terrorism, which was already going to be a major theme of the meeting, is likely to get more attention following Monday’s attack at a concert arena in Manchester, England. Trudeau is likely to be pressed to boost Canada’s defence spending, which is currently just over one per cent of its GDP, half of NATO’s target.———COURT TO HEAR APPEAL ON RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL RECORDSThe Supreme Court of Canada is set to hold a hearing today on the federal government’s appeal of a decision that allows personal records from survivors of residential schools to be destroyed after 15 years unless individuals decide otherwise. Ottawa argues it controls the documents and that they are subject to legislation pertaining to access to information, archiving and privacy.———MMIW INQUIRY A ‘BLOODY FARCE,’ SAYS WILSON-RAYBOULD’S DADJustice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s father is calling the national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women a “bloody farce.” Bill Wilson, a hereditary chief, says the commissioners have “failed miserably.” Wilson is just the latest person to criticize the inquiry for its slow pace of progress. Family members of victims and indigenous activists have been growing frustrated with a lack of activity and what they consider poor communication.———INQUEST VERDICT EXPECTED TODAY INTO FIREFIGHTER DEATHSA verdict is expected today in a coroner’s inquest looking into the deaths of two Ontario men during firefighter training exercises. Adam Brunt, a firefighting student, and Gary Kendall, a veteran volunteer firefighter, died five years apart during ice rescue courses involving the same training company. Their deaths brought scrutiny to unregulated private training courses for firefighters.———NOVA SCOTIA LEADERS TO HOLD SECOND TV DEBATENova Scotia’s three main party leaders are to take part in the second televised debate tonight ahead of the May 30 election. Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil, Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie and NDP Leader Gary Burrill are to participate in a roundtable format before an audience at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. The debate, to be televised by CTV, follows one last Thursday hosted by CBC.———RIOPELLE PAINTING FETCHES MORE THAN $7.4M AT AUCTIONA painting by the late Quebec artist Jean Paul Riopelle sold for more than $7.4 million at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House’s spring sale on Wednesday, good for second on the list of Canada’s most expensive works of art. Going into the spring, the painting “Vent du nord” had a conservative pre-sale estimate of $1 million to $1.5 million. The sale price trails only Lawren Harris’s “Mountain Forms,” which sold at a Heffel auction last November for $11.21 million.———OTTAWA SENATORS TRY TO PUNCH TICKET FOR CUP FINAL TONIGHTThe Ottawa Senators battle the defending champion Penguins in Pittsburgh tonight in Game 7 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. After losing back-to-back games to the Penguins, the Sens scored a 2-1 victory in Game 6 to force the deciding game. Ottawa hasn’t played in a Game 7 since the 2012 Eastern quarter-finals where they were eliminated by the New York Rangers. Tonight’s winner will face Nashville for the Stanley Cup———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The Royal Bank, CIBC and TD Bank release their second-quarter results.— Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard continues his economic mission to Israel.— Statistics Canada releases include data on payroll employment, earnings and hours for March.— Canadian Hurricane Centre officials will discuss the upcoming 2017 hurricane season.— A candlelight tribute will be held in Esquimalt, B.C., to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.— Judith Fox, sister of Terry Fox, will help unveil the sixth of 10 stamps in honour of Canada 150 in St. John’s.