MAPNA wins new contract from NIOC for Parsi and Paranj oil fields

first_img NIOC awards new contract to MAPNA for the Parsi and Paranj oil fields. (Credit: NIOC/Hamidreza Norouzi) The MAPNA Group has secured a 10-year contract from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) to further develop the Parsi and Paranj oil fields in Iran.Under the terms of the Iranian petroleum contract (IPC), the company will be responsible for boosting the oil recovery rate and increasing production and exploitation of the two fields.The contract awarded to the MAPNA Group is based on an agreed plan for the comprehensive development and operation of the fields located in the southwest Khuzestan province, said NIOC.In August 2018, the MAPNA Group was given a contract from NIOC’s subsidiary National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC) to develop the Parsi and Paranj oil fields, reported Financial Tribune.Through the latest contract, the Iranian oil company aims to see a maximum production of 85,000 barrels of oil per day.NIOC estimates a direct capital cost of $876.6m for the project and an indirect cost of $235.3m. On the other hand, the cost of exploitation is projected to be $269m.Work expected to be done by MAPNA Group under the new contractAccording to the state-owned company, the scope of the contract covers upgrading and construction of surface installations, drilling of new wells, repairing existing wells, gas lift operation, split layer operation, drilling and EOR studies, piloting EOR plans, technology transfer, and research and development among others.The surface installations will include operation unit, desalination, gas injection facilities, flow, gas pressure collecting and boosting facilities, and transmission pipelines and other associated facilities.NIOC, in a statement, said: “Implementing this plan while increasing the crude oil production capacity of the country, will create widespread employment opportunities in Khuzestan province and also a favorable job market.”The Parsi oil field is located in ​​the southern part of Dezful, nearly 125km from Ahvaz in southwest Iran. The Paranj oil field is located between the Karanj and Parsi fields, 75km from Behbahan and 40km from Ramhormoz. In August 2018, the MAPNA Group was given a contract from NIOC’s subsidiary NISOC to develop the two Iranian oil fields last_img read more

Christ Church JCR vote against ‘sesh reps’ motion

first_imgThe ‘sesh’—an abbreviation of session—is a term that came to massive prominence last year following the creation of the satirical ‘Humans of the Sesh’ Facebook page in 2015.One student who requested that they remain anonymous said: “The sesh is an integral part of youth culture.“Students can frequently find themselves alienated in the elite and old-fashioned environment of Oxford.“The familiar notion of seshes, and the ‘sesh gremlin’ will help to reassure many students. I’m extremely disappointed that this motion has failed.”Balliol second-year, John Maier, told Cherwell: “I was disappointed when I heard the result. As a self-confessed ‘sesh head’, I was chuffed to see Christ Church ‘blazing’ the way for Oxford to become as cool as like Bristol where all my sick mates are”. At a general meeting last Sunday, Christ Church JCR voted down a motion to rename their Entz Reps to ‘sesh reps’.Sigfried Thun-Hohenstein, who proposed the motion, suggested that ‘sesh’ might be a more accessible term for freshers than ‘entz’, which is an Oxford-specific term that requires new members of the college to learn jargon.He also alleged that ‘sesh’ might encourage entertainment reps to promote non-drinking events in college, rather than focusing exclusively on the organisation of club tickets.Speaking in opposition, some members of the JCR suggested that the term ‘sesh’ had connotations of lad culture that might foster an uncomfortable environment in college and damage Christ Church’s reputation across the rest of the University.Others worried that although the joke of ‘sesh rep’ might be funny now, it might become a stale joke that members of the JCR tired of.An amendment was proposed to review the name of the entertainment reps annually, and change the name of the position in the standing orders and constitution of the JCR, but the motion as a whole was voted down by a significant margin.last_img read more

Watch Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Jeff Chimenti, Dave Schools, & Tom Hamilton Debut New Group In Mexico

first_imgThe inaugural Los Muertos con Queso went down last month at the Barcelo Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico to close out January in style. The beach-side event hosted The String Cheese Incident, Jackie Greene, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and the debut of a new project with Grateful Dead originals Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann, Dead & Company keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist Tom Hamilton, and Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools.The debut of this Dead-inspired super group was indeed a main focus, playing six sets throughout the weekend. It was unfortunate when Bob Weir had to miss two of the six due to a bad case of food poisoning, but the show went on. Thanks to YouTube user G. Couris, you can enjoy full sets from January 26 and January 28 in the videos below.1/26/17 Set I: Jam > Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Ramble On Rose, Me & My Uncle > Big River > Mississippi 1/2 Step1/26/17 Set II: Bertha, Birdsong, Loose Lucy, Eyes Of The World > Drums, Morning Dew, Shakedown Street1/28/17 Set I: Playing In The Band, Terrapin Station, New Speedway Boogie (with Jackie Greene)1/28/17 Set I Cont’d: “Mission In The Rain,” “Brown Eyed Women,” “My Brother Esau,” “Black-Throated Wind,” “Let It Grow” and “Playing In The Band Reprise”:1/28/17 Set II: Help/Slip, Lost Sailor/Saint Of Circumstance, Dark Star>Drums (with Jason Hann and Michael Travis)>Dark Star,  Not Fade Away.Encore: Brokedown Palace[Photo via Los Muertos Con Queso Facebook Page][H/T JamBase]last_img read more

VCE at Cisco Live Partner Super Session

first_imgDuring the Partner Super Session at Cisco Live US 2013, Trey Layton, VP and CTO of VCE took the stage to share his insights on the march towards convergence from the data center, parachuting in with a Cisco switch on his back for vsat satcom projects, to big data, to next generation apps, and more. The Partner Super Session was also streamed live and the Q&A session was available via mobile devices.As expected, the Partner Super Session covered a range of topics. The Q&A also reflected these topics and more then continued the conversation even after the Partner Super Session concluded. Below are key excerpts from the Partner Super Session Q&A. The full list of Q&A is available from the Cisco Live Mobile App.Q: Can you repeat the value proposition for VCE? I caught 48 hours for implementation, what was the first part?A: VCE Vblock Systems arrive within 30-45 days and are commissioned for use in under 48 hours. Roll it in. Power it. Network it. Log into vCenter 🙂 #GAMEONQ: Partner enablement plans into the sp market where cisco does not utilize a partner model?A: VCE is committed to growing the partner ecosystem. VCE will explore all adjacencies in the channel to support traditionally SP oriented markets as well as emerging SP models. For more information visit http://vce.com/partners/type/service-providers/Q: What is the difference between Vblock and VSPEX?A: Vblock Systems are manufactured pre-engineered, pre-validated, and pre-tested converged infrastructure solutions that utilize Vision Intelligent Operations software from VCE. Vblock Systems are lifecycle planned units of workload capability delivered in a deterministic form factor of power, weight, cooling, and geometry. VSPEX is a reference architecture that is published by EMC.Q: While there is a lot of interest in M2M; the short-term value seems to be more from the SP perspective.  With individual products Nest and wireless light bulbs, etc….do you see most of the value of M2M coming from ECO-Systems they provide that we would need to consent too.  2) in tying in with the point on monitoring the willingness to allow/share this informationThe Cisco Live US 2013 Partner Super Session with Trey Layton of VCE sharing vision and future trends with a nod to avionics.A: Indeed. If one considers software defined radio and a proliferation of remote sensing and telemetry systems there will still need to be a way to isolate the trends and relevant (action related) portions of the growing corpus M2M will represent. A new paradigm of software design will be required to anticipate and operate at this data scale. Specifically, I would look at Pivotal as one such example of the next-generation frameworks to draw or map feedback loops that improve conditions. If technology is the response to a perceived need and if science is that which explains and predicts, there will be several technology moments as we favor a paradigm shift to usher in a science in the areas of M2M. In short, everything relating to the infrastructure will have to simplify greatly. The developers of tomorrow will demand whim based infrastructure to capture and channel the deluge of information M2M represents and to package that for human benefit on a global, regional, local, and personal aspect.Q: what are the skills that network engineers will need to focus on to become gurus of the programmable network?A: Adopt a mentality of continuous deployment — even if it is a long term goal that requires off hours education due to the posture of your current environment. It’s going to be an increasingly portmanteau world. Scripting awareness is a good start with an emphasis on understanding how to quickly use published APIs of any variety as a generalist. Also consider a start with a regimen of courses (most freely available btw) on agile methods, devops, and explore any interviews or internships within teams and companies compelled by new mandates to be increasingly agile operators for all things IT related and business aligned. Generalists are going to find their own niche but for the next few years there will be a demand for applying business aligned goals to the outcomes achieved through increasingly programmatic approaches.Q: How many Vblock Systems can fit on the head of a unicorn horn?A: 42 😉last_img read more

Belles to hold concert raising money for charity

first_imgSaint Mary’s College Dance Marathon club will host a benefit concert titled “Rock Out for Riley” Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Haggar Parlor to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Vice president of Dance Marathon Kate Kellogg said she has been looking forward to “Rock Out for Riley” since the beginning of the school year. “It’s an event we wanted to have first semester to really kick-off Dance Marathon and get the student body involved and excited for the marathon in the spring,” Kellogg said. “The concert allows the campus to come together and for students to get a break from classes and school work while also creating more awareness on campus for the marathon.” Tickets are $5 at the door with all proceeds benefiting Riley Children’s Hospital. Notre Dame alumnus Pat McKillen, who recently released an album on iTunes, and Trent Romens, brother of Saint Mary’s senior Taylor Romens, will perform at the event. Fundraising executive Alex Munsey, who planned and organized the event, said the concert supports a good cause. “It’s a way to bring students together to enjoy good music for an even better cause,” Munsey said. “It encourages the campus to come together and have fun in support of charity … Having events throughout the year helps students understand that Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraiser.” In addition to entertainment from Romens and McKillen, there will also be door prizes as well as Dance Marathon trivia questions in between sets. Popcorn, candy, hot chocolate and apple cider will be sold for $1 with all proceeds benefiting Riley Children’s Hospital. Students will also be able to text donations all day Thursday by texting “Riley” to 90999, which automatically donates $5 directly to Dance Marathon. Kellogg said any small donation will make a big difference for patients in Riley Children’s Hospital. “We want students to understand that Dance Marathon is not just one big event in the spring,” Kellogg said. “We raise money year long and we are doing it for the kids – any child receiving treatment at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Any little bit helps.”last_img read more

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Announces New Deputy Director

first_imgMontpelier – The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (www.vsjf.org(link is external)) announced today that Janice St. Onge has been named its new Deputy Director. Ms. St. Onge replaces Ed Delhagen who served as the organization’s Deputy Director for 7 years and who recently joined the staff of the Asia Foundation to work on a special project in Mongolia. Ms. St. Onge will begin her duties on Monday, March 19.”We are very pleased that Janice will be joining our team at the Sustainable Jobs Fund. She has strong and deep networks statewide, within the economic development community, within the investor community, and within the UVM community,” said Ellen Kahler, Executive Director of the Fund.Established in 1995 by the Vermont Legislature, the Sustainable Jobs Fund promotes natural resource based market development and job creation and provides technical assistance to growing companies. Their current funding and programmatic foci are in the biofuels, sustainable forestry, and sustainable agriculture sectors.Janice St. Onge will leave the Vermont Business Center (VBC) at the University of Vermont where she has been the Director since its launch in 2004. Over her three year tenure, she was responsible for business outreach, and the sales, development and delivery of the VBC’s management development and customer training programs for Vermonts leaders and decision makers.”I’m really looking forward to being part of the VSJF team and helping Vermont businesses grow in a globally competitive marketplace,” said St. Onge. “I understand the challenges businesses face in bringing new products to market, and have an in-depth knowledge of the resources available to businesses here in the State. The VSJF’s approach to increasing demand and supply for sustainable products that help solve complex problems such as climate change and peak oil is very appealing to me. The VSJF’s work is not only helping Vermont innovators take a leadership role in natural resource based market development, but is helping innovators grow quality jobs in Vermont that are sustainable and build on Vermont’s entrepreneurial heritage. I can’t wait to get out of the gate running!”Prior to joining the University, Janice served as Technology Business Development Director for the Vermont Department of Economic Development. She was responsible for helping to create and manage Vermont’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Outreach Program. In October 2001, Janice was a recipient of the National Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This award was given in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the promotion of the SBIR program and technology business development in Vermont. In 2002, Janice received the Outstanding State Employee award from Vermont Governor James Douglas.Prior to her work at the State of Vermont, Janice was the Director of Human Resources and Senior Manager of Customer Service for Kea Technologies, an e-commerce fulfillment business in Williston, where she directed human resource strategic planning and policies, employee relations, performance management, employment law issues and company-wide recruiting efforts.In addition to other senior level roles at Kea, Ms. St. Onge has nine (9) years experience in the financial services industry, in retail management, commercial real estate lending and organizational development. As a Business Partner within the Organizational Development Department of Peoples Bank, an $8.0 billion publicly held financial institution, Janice integrated human resource and business planning for the retail and finance divisions of the Bank.Janice served as the Co-chair for the Advisory Council of the Vermont Tech Enterprise Center at Vermont Technical College in Randolph and is a Board of Trustee member for the Killington Mountain School, a fully accredited State of Vermont independent school and ski academy. She is also a board member of the Vermont Investors Forum and is on the client selection committee for the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, a technology incubator initiative affiliated with the University of Vermont.Janice graduated in 1986 from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and minor in French. She is a graduate of the 2004 Vermont Leadership Institute program, a Snelling Center for Government initiative promoting citizen enthusiasm for and participation in public service.An avid skier, Janice is an FIS Freestyle Skiing Judge and was the first woman in the United States to be licensed to judge Olympic and World Cup level Freestyle Skiing events. Janice resides in Stowe, Vermont with her husband Lee, children Mackenzie and Austin, and border collie Nikki.last_img read more

8 Long Island Food Festivals Not to Miss

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The end of June may mark the end of Long Island’s classic strawberry festivals, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty more local food-filled fairs that guarantee upcoming weekends of fun, games and deliciousness. Mark the calendar, here’s eight classic LI food fests for each month through October.Sweet Corn FestivalFor those who simply can’t get enough of Long Island’s fabulous corn, there’s the 25th annual Sweet Corn Festival at Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard in Mattituck, which will be a jam-packed weekend July 13-14. Run for the past 13 generations by the Harbes family, it includes all the corn-fest classics such as various corn-based foods, corn-eating contests, crafts and games for kids, as well as some unique attractions such as “What’s all the buzz about bees?” bee education. The Harbes’ also offer wine tasting, live music, and working border collie demonstrations for a weekend of corn-filled family fun.Long Island Animal Rights and VegFestThe Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington kicks off a day of healthy vegan fun at the Long Island Animal Rights and VegFest on Saturday, July 13. Bring animal companions on “non-retractable leashes only” to the vegan picnic to see musical performances and educational lectures. In addition to speakers like vegan Victoria Moran and animal rights activist Jenny Brown, the fellowship will be holding an art show and auction. Bring reusable water bottles and organic snacks for an enjoyable and educational afternoon.Watermelon FestivalThe the Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck and the Harbes Western Farm in Jamesport will be hosting the Long Island Watermelon Festival the weekend of August 10-11. Both locations will host watermelon-eating contests, seed-spitting contests and other family friendly games such as corn mazes and hayrides. Cool down in the hot summer sun with some fresh watermelon juice while enjoying a picnic in the beautiful fields, or listen to live musical performances by local bands.Greenlawn/Centerport Pickle FestivalThe Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association is sponsoring the 34th annual Pickle festival this September. This tradition was started in honor of Alexander Gardiner, the “pickle pioneer,” who produced enough pickles in on his farm in Greenland to supply all of New York City. Now, almost two centuries later, pickle lovers from all around the island flock to that very same farm for a taste of those famous pickled cucumbers. The festival sells not only a wide variety of pickles, but all sorts of pickle paraphernalia, from t-shirts and pickle ornaments, to pickle flavored popcorn.Long Island Wine Harvest FestivalThe Laurel Lake Vineyards will hold their annual wine harvest festival in what has become known as the “jewel of Long Island” on Sept. 22. This North Fork vineyard was founded by a group of Chilean and American friends who not only provide tours of the facility, but also offer demonstrations of the winemaking process. At this festival, attendees can clip vines, pick their own grapes or create their own bottle of wine, all before enjoying a wine-and-cheese tasting on the beautiful balcony overlooking the breathtaking scenery.Long Island Apple FestivalThe Sherwood Jayne Farm in East Setauket will once again host their Apple Festival for a day full of apple picking, cider, pies and cakes, and old fashioned games and crafts for people of all ages this fall. Bring the whole family for the apple pie baking contest and the apple relay race, or relax at a picnic table and watch the pony rides and face painting. Suffolk County PumpkinfestCornell Cooperative Extension sponsors a Pumpkinfest every September at the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank, where families can come pick and paint their own pumpkins, play in the corn maze, go on wagon and pony rides, and enjoy other children’s crafts and activities. Other events include farm trivia games, a parent calling contest and cow chip bingo. Not only is this fair fun for family and friends, but the funds also go to benefit educational programs at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Suffolk County.Oyster FestivalThis October marks the 30th anniversary of the Oyster Bay Oyster Fest. Starting with the annual parade honoring Teddy Roosevelt, this festival has evolved into the largest outdoor festival on Long Island. Each year the Oyster Bay streets are filled with live entertainment, artisan booths, gigantic ships docked in the bay and of course, the famous local oysters cooked every which way imaginable. Or raw, as usual.last_img read more

How ’bout Dem Debates? Hillary & Bernie Dominate the Discourse as the Other Three Are Left Behind

first_imgView image | gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As the Mets were striking out in Queens Tuesday night, the five top Democrats running for president were hitting all the issues in Las Vegas.The clear winner, when the game, or rather the debate was over, had to be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Even Donald Trump thought so, judging by his tweet: “In all fairness, like her or not, she did her job.”  In other words, he probably wouldn’t have fired her. The Washington Post pundit Dana Milbank observed that though she may have been notably shorter than her rivals, “she towered over them.”Clinton had center stage at the ballroom at the Wynn hotel, owned by billionaire Steve Wynn. To her left stood ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and ex-Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee. On her right were Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who served in the Reagan administration as secretary of the Navy. In all, the senators had a 3-to-2 advantage over the governors, considering that New Yorkers elected Clinton to the Senate after she’d been First Lady.Speaking of the White House, the apparent loser would have to be Vice President Joe Biden, whose podium was ready back stage in case he decided at the last minute to fly to Vegas. Biden’s undiminished popularity, especially after he had to endure the recent tragic death of his son Beau, has led a crew of Democrats with deep pockets to fund a Draft Biden super-PAC, who have pointed to the steadily diminishing popularity of Clinton, the frontrunner.But the dynamics of the Democratic nomination may have shifted so much from the Tuesday night debate that Biden may have lost the opportunity to make a difference in the race, assuming he would even want to run, and his statements on that have been more enigmatic than pronouncements from the oracle at Delphi. By most accounts, his support would come at the expense of Clinton, raising the chances that the “Democratic Socialist” from Vermont would get the nomination. Whether Sanders could win the general election is the billion-dollar question.Clinton seemed to relish the spotlight, and nothing the men said knocked her off stride. Her supporters, no doubt reeling from the bad press spilling out this summer about the way the former Secretary of State had mishandled her private email server, could let out a huge sigh of relief. Congressional Republicans have spent more than $4 million on their Benghazi committee that was first investigating the death of the American ambassador in Libya and shifted its focus to Clinton’s private emails. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy let the cat out of the bag when he admitted that the purpose of the ongoing investigation has been to knock down her poll numbers and raise the public’s doubts about her trustworthiness. On the campaign trail she’s mishandled her explanations; even her apology sounded false. At the Wynn hotel, she came off more polished in her response.But she got an unexpected lift from Sanders at the expense of Anderson Cooper, whose role as media attack dog hit a snag when her Vermont rival refused to take the bait.“Let me say something that may not be great politics, but I think the secretary is right—and that is that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,” Sanders said. The audience cheered wildly. Clinton reached out and shook his hand. “Thank you!” she said, adding, “Me, too! Me, too!” Sanders’ comment resonated so widely because he not only hit the nail on the head, but he also pinpointed something else the American people are sick and tired of hearing: rabid politicians who substitute venom for intelligent discourse.Cooper had torn into Sanders, too, describing a hypothetical Republican attack ad against him in lurid terms: Saying he’d supported the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and gone honeymooning in the Soviet Union. As some of us recall, the Sandinistas were very popular among the American left before they came to power in Managua and for a few years afterwards until they were voted out. Sanders and his second wife had indeed gone to Yaroslavl, the sister city of Burlington, because he was mayor at the time.To Sanders’ credit he gave a credible defense of what he means when he calls himself a Democratic socialist as opposed to being a capitalist: “Do I consider myself part of the casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so little, by which Wall Street’s greed and recklessness wrecked this economy? No, I don’t.” And in response to a statement from Clinton about how she’d crack down on Wall Street wrongdoers, he retorted, “Congress does not regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress.”Sanders and Clinton did differ on gun control, and she criticized the senator for opposing legislation imposing penalties on gun manufacturers—a position favored by the National Rifle Association—that she supported when she was also on Capitol Hill. In their televised clash over the issue Tuesday night, she came out on top. When Sanders mentioned how a democratic socialist government like Denmark provided better public services to their citizens than Americans get, she rebutted him without getting personal: “We are not Denmark—I love Denmark—we are the United States.” And she went to praise our economic system for creating “the greatest middle class in the history of the world.” She agreed with him that “it’s our job to rein in the excesses of capitalism so that it doesn’t run amok and doesn’t cause the kind of inequities we’re seeing in our economic system.” In a battle of soundbites, saving the middle class probably trumps defending Denmark when it comes to connecting with general election voters.But here is where Sanders did succeed in front of a national audience. By putting the other four candidates in the position of trying – and failing – to defend capitalism in opposition to the broad moral value of Sanders’ socialist vision, he changed the discourse that has shaped progressive politics for decades. He is taking back the word “socialist,” a label that has been so poisonous that the Republicans relied almost solely on its power to slander President Obama (falsely) and sabotage both of his presidential campaigns (unsuccessfully). By defining it in public, Sanders took back ownership of the word and can now harness its power for the good of the left. Now if he could only set his sights on the word “liberal.”As for the other three guys on stage, Andy Borowitz, the best-selling humor author and New Yorker contributor, had a good line, saying that by a wide margin polls showed that viewers wanted these men removed from the debate.Martin O’Malley got points for being the handsomest guy on stage, but his record as Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor was not so hot. His current criticism of Clinton rang hollow when she thanked him warmly for supporting her in the 2008 primary race.Lincoln Chafee did himself no favors when he fumbled his attempts to sound more ethical than Clinton and admitted that he had no clue what he was doing when he cast his first vote as senator to repeal the Depression-era Glass-Steagall act in 1999. He told Cooper, who pressed the point, that the moderator was “being a little rough.”Given his stiff demeanor at his podium, Jim Webb looked like he was waiting for someone offstage to yell, “At ease!” He didn’t help his cause by whining over how little attention he was getting compared to Sanders and Clinton. On the other hand, when he answered Cooper’s sophomoric question about whom they’d be proud to put on their enemies list, he showed his military mettle without any pussy-footing around: “I’d have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to.”When it came to substance, all the candidates on stage had something meaningful to say, but what Sanders and Clinton said carried the most weight, in part because they represent the best the Democratic Party has to offer, at least right now.In one telling exchange they all differed over Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle-blower now holding up in Moscow, whose story was the subject of Laura Poitras’s Oscar-winning documentary “Citizenfour.” Cooper asked if Snowden should be allowed to return to the U.S. or be regarded as a traitor for giving highly classified documents to the media. Clinton said Snowden stole documents that had fallen into the wrong hands. That claim is unfounded. Snowden has said that he destroyed his files before leaving Hong Kong, where he was filmed for the documentary. Also, O’Malley claimed Snowden “ran to Russia.” Snowden became stuck there after the U.S. revoked his passport while he was en route to a third country. Sanders notably said that Snowden had “played a very important role in educating the American people.” Interestingly, only Chafee said he regarded Snowden as “a hero.” The other four wanted him to come home and face “the music,” as Clinton put it.At least with this group, there was no denying of science–the words “climate change” were actually uttered aloud–and they debated how best to help end economic inequality and promote prosperity without cutting Social Security or gutting Medicare, or giving the rich more tax breaks, something that would be unheard of from the dozen or so contenders on the other side.With Rashed Mianlast_img read more

How often should you email your credit union members?

first_img continue reading » One of the most common questions from credit union marketing teams is about how often they should email their members. How often can they email their members?It’s a scary proposition, spamming your membership. You don’t want to annoy people or make them angry.On the other hand, you don’t want to be forgotten…Not All Email Is Created EqualThink about it this way: you should email people too often if they’re not interested in what you have to say. But if they are interested? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Data breach jeopardizes more than 15 million Tokopedia users, report finds

first_imgHomegrown e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia has had its internal database breached by an as-yet unidentified party, resulting in a massive data leak that has affected millions of its users, according to a recent report by cybersecurity research collective Under the Breach.The group wrote on its official Twitter page @underthebreach that the hack occurred in March and affected personal information belonging to more than 15 million users.The full database – which reportedly includes 91 million records consisting of email addresses, password hashes (an encrypted form of users’ passwords) and names of Tokopedia users – has now been put up for sale on the dark web for US$5,000 by a member of data-exchange platform Raid Forums, the group said.Actor leaked the database of Tokopedia – a large Indonesian technology company specializing in e-commerce.(@tokopedia)- Hack occurred in March 2020 and affects 15,000,000 users though the hacker said there are many more.- Database contains emails, password hashes, names pic.twitter.com/CZTYImj6jA— Under the Breach 🦠 (@underthebreach) May 2, 2020 Tokopedia spokesperson Nuraini Razak confirmed that a breach had taken place but claimed the company had ensured the security of its users’ personal data. “We have detected an attempt to steal data belonging to Tokopedia users. However, we have made sure that our users’ personal information, such as passwords, remain protected,” Nuraini said in a statement on Saturday.Nevertheless, she urged Tokopedia users to change their passwords to prevent data thieves from misusing their accounts despite the platform’s encryption measures.“Although passwords and other crucial user data remain encrypted, we still encourage Tokopedia users to change their passwords periodically to ensure their safety and security,” Nuraini said.Data related to payment methods stored on Tokopedia, such as credit cards, debit cards and e-wallet information, was not affected by the breach, she said, adding that the company was investigating the breach.Topics :last_img read more