How climate change is affecting sea levels

first_imgSea level rise increases the frequency and severity of storm surges and coastal flooding, causing serious damage to critical infrastructure and leading to the displacement of coastal communities around the world. Globally, more than 600 million people live in low‐lying coastal areas at less than 10m elevation, and the population of these regions is expected to exceed 1 billion by 2050 (Neumann et al., 2015). In the United Kingdom, current annual damages from coastal flooding are estimated at over £500 million per year (Edwards, 2017), and costs of damage are likely to increase under projections of future sea level rise.last_img read more

USS Annapolis Docks in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

first_img US Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) arrived to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Saturday.The vessel is in the Shipyard for planned maintenance work and several system upgrades.Annapolis, the tenth “improved” Los Angeles-class submarine, is homeported in Groton, CT.  She is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Annapolis, Maryland, site of the United States Naval Academy.Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is the Navy’s center of excellence for attack submarine overhaul, repair and modernization.[mappress mapid=”15794″]Naval Today Staff, Image: US Navy View post tag: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Annapolis Docks in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: USS Annapolis View post tag: Navalcenter_img USS Annapolis Docks in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard April 27, 2015 View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant Professor– Physics

first_imgTeaching and/or relevant research/industry experienceDemonstrated ability to conduct independent andinterdisciplinary funded applied research.Experience in curriculum delivery and developmentExperience with students’ academic mentoringExperience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Assistant Professor– PhysicsJob Description SummaryThe Department of Natural Sciences at the Florida PolytechnicUniversity seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor with broadteaching capacity that supports an undergraduate degree inEngineering Physics and has a research specialization aligned withTheoretical Physics. The appointment will be made at the AssistantProfessor level and will begin on August 15, 2021.The Department of Natural Sciences at Florida PolytechnicUniversity has embarked on a new initiative in Engineering Physicssince August 2019. The new undergraduate program has been formallyapproved and the courses to support the degree delivery are beingdeployed as required in the coming six semesters when the degreedelivery should become more routine.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the departmentthat will add approximately three faculty to the current seven fulltime faculty members within the department. As a part of thisfaculty expansion, the department will be emphasizing and improvingits current teaching mission and also putting in place a researchpresence for the department. Relatively near-term plans include aMaster’s degree program for the department.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, participate in extramuralfunding efforts, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, superviseundergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both thegraduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, thecandidates are expected to assist in the broader education missionof the department.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. Ph.D. in Physics, or closely related field. ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community.center_img Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic CareersWebsite: Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04.last_img read more

Harvard’s secret court 100 years later

first_img Related A season of surprises The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. For Shanna Peeples, the GSE meant unexpectedly new relationships to words, work, and her own identity LGBTQ language and institutional responsibility are where it begins “That really startled me as I began learning more about it,” said Eck, “the extent to which the University had not only gone to punish these boys by expelling them, but by including in their transcript something that alleged this nefarious behavior and that basically said to any would-be employer or subsequent college that they would not recommend them under any circumstances. That’s just shameful.”Eck said she and her wife, Dorothy Austin, made it their mission to discuss the court during their time as faculty deans in the House that bears Lowell’s name. “It really became part of the lore of the House that we were willing to talk about, given the fact that our appointment as faculty deans would have been absolutely resisted by Abbott Lawrence Lowell.”Harvard Professor Michael Bronski suggested steps to move forward, such as incorporating LGBTQ studies more fully into Harvard’s curriculum.Michael Bronski, professor of the practice in media and activism in studies of women, gender, and sexuality, said during the event that while things have improved dramatically for the LBGTQ community since 1920, much work remains. “We have gotten so, so much better on this, but it still happens. I still have students who are afraid to come to me because of their roommates; students who are trans … who are profoundly disrespected by other students.”One way forward, Bronksi suggested, is to incorporate LGBTQ studies more fully into Harvard’s curriculum.Giving voice to those whose stories too often go untold requires “looking deeper and looking more broadly,” said Bronksi. “It’s all a very delicate process,” he added, “in which you need to just need to keep on thinking deeper.”center_img How to navigate the gender landscape at work Stonewall then and now Harvard scholars reflect on the history and legacy of the milestone gay-rights demonstrations triggered by a police raid at a dive bar in Manhattan Sophomore Amit Paley was researching a story for the Harvard Crimson in 2002 when an unrelated note in the University Archives database caught his eye. The entry was titled “Secret Court Files, 1920,” and it described a mysterious committee that had persecuted Harvard students for homosexual activity.“It was so strange and so different from any other entry that I had seen in my time looking at the archives that I thought it would make an incredibly important story,” said Paley ’04, now CEO of The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention services to young members of the LBGTQ community.,Paley had stumbled onto the existence of a hidden tribunal consisting of five Harvard administrators, overseen by University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell. Paley detailed his find in a virtual talk late last month as part of “Secret Court 100: Harvard’s Queer Century,” a series of events created to “commemorate and mark and interrogate one of Harvard’s more difficult moments in history,” said Tim McCarthy, a lecturer in public policy and core faculty at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. McCarthy led the discussion with Paley and four Harvard scholars.Paley said that over the course of several weeks in May and June of 1920, the ad hoc “court” investigated approximately 30 students. Based on its findings, eight were expelled; a recent graduate was banned from campus; and an assistant professor was required to step down.Discovering this star chamber was newsworthy, but reporting its whole story took some detective work. Paley felt the histories of the accused men were key to the narrative, but University officials had redacted names from the records, he said, concerned that family members might prefer the information remain confidential. For months Paley and his Crimson colleagues pored over other records, gradually uncovering the men’s names and their stories. “It’s an attack on their dignity; it’s an attack on their memory, their lives, to not have the truth of who they were be told,” Paley said.Timothy Patrick McCarthy ’93 moderated “Secret Court 100: Harvard’s Queer Century,” a virtual discussion.The “Secret Court” series is in keeping with Harvard’s effort in recent years to come to terms with the more troubling aspects of its past. During her presidency Drew Faust supported efforts to examine the University’s ties to slavery. President Larry Bacow recently announced a new University-wide initiative to explore further Harvard’s ties to slavery and named Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin to lead the committee that will oversee the project. In 2002, when the Crimson story about the court first broke, then-president Lawrence Summers issued a statement to the student-run paper calling the episode “abhorrent and an affront to the values of our university.”“We are a better and more just community today because those attitudes have changed as much as they have,” Summers said.One member of the event panel, Evelynn Hammonds, who became a Harvard professor in 2002 and was College dean from 2008 to 2013, said she wasn’t surprised to learn about the court.,“My response to the story was it was a dark moment, and it needed to be revealed in the light. As a historian, our history is our history, not to be run away from. It is to be understood; it is to be made public,” said Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and professor of African and African American studies, who spearheaded the creation of Harvard College’s Office of LBGTQ student life during her time as dean.Another speaker, Diana Eck, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, visited the archives to see the court’s records herself. She was moved by the letters from mothers who pleaded with Harvard administrators to give their sons “another, more sympathetic look,” she said, and shocked by the scope of the court’s sanctions. “My response to the story was it was a dark moment, and it needed to be revealed in the light.” — Evelynn Hammondslast_img read more

Stephen Karam’s The Humans Begins Performances on Broadway

first_imgAfter a slight delay thanks to snowstorm Jonas, off-Broadway hit The Humans will begin performances on the Main Stem on January 24. Penned by Stephen Karam, directed by Joe Mantello and starring Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell, the production will officially open on February 18 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.The Humans follows Mr. Blake, who, after a sleepless night, brings his family from Pennsylvania to his daughter’s new apartment to celebrate Thanksgiving. Family tensions reach a boiling point as things start to go bump in the night.In addition to Birney as Erik and Houdyshell as Deirdre, the cast will include Arian Moayed as Richard, Lauren Klein as Fiona, Cassie Beck as Aimee and Sarah Steele as Brigid. View Comments Reed Birneycenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Biofuel Crops

first_imgA research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels.Due to the composition of plant cell walls, plant material can’t be efficiently broken down into basic sugars and converted to biofuels. In a paper published in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers report that reducing the activity of the GAUT4 gene leads to lower levels of pectin in the plant cell wall. Pectin is a component of the plant cell wall responsible for the plant material’s resistance to deconstruction.“It’s expensive to produce biofuels,” said lead author Debra Mohnen, a member of UGA’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “It takes a lot of energy to break open plant biomass with a pretreatment process involving chemicals, high temperatures and enzymes that break complex polymers into smaller sugars that can be turned into fuels. Even relatively modest increases in the efficiency of deconstruction can be important on an industrial scale.”The research team included Adam Bray, Zachary King, Peter LaFayette and Wayne Parrott, all of the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, a unit of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES). Parrott is a CAES professor and crop breeder, and LaFayette is a CAES research technician in the UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Now CAES graduates, Bray is working on a doctorate at the University of Missouri and King is a corn breeder for Monsanto. The team included researchers at six institutions.Collectively, the scientists found that reducing the expression of GAUT4 in poplar and switchgrass led to a 70 percent reduction in pectin content and produced a 15 percent increase in sugar released. Unexpectedly, it also led to an increase in the growth of both plant species, an added benefit.“We increased the amount of biomass yield of field-grown switchgrass sixfold, and we increased the amount of ethanol yield sevenfold per plant,” Mohnen said. “We also observed increased growth and sugar release in poplar.”The increase in plant yield and sugar release — demonstrated in both greenhouse and field trials for switchgrass — bodes well for creating biofuels, an important alternative to fossil fuels. Switchgrass and poplar have been identified by the U.S. Department of Energy as two biofuel feedstocks that can be grown on land that would not profitably support food crops.The team also explored the mechanism behind the results, producing the first evidence that a reduction in GAUT4 specifically reduces two of the three types of pectin in plants. The influence of pectin on biofuel production has largely been ignored, according to the paper’s first author, Ajaya Biswal, assistant research scientist at the CCRC. In research that began more than a decade ago, Biswal found GAUT4 expressed in poplar and then targeted the gene in both poplar and switchgrass.“We tend to forget that understanding the mechanics and wall structure of a plant like switchgrass is a long journey,” he said. “Mother Nature took millions of years to build it, and fully exploring it in 10 years is impossible. We still have so much more to learn.”For this study, UGA researchers joined with scientists from the DOE BioEnergy Science Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee (UT), ArborGen and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The paper is available online at www.nature.com/articles/nbt.4067.last_img read more

India’s NTPC cancels plans for massive coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Hindu:In a big blow to the development of North Andhra, four mega projects sanctioned for Visakhapatnam including the 4×1000 MW ultra-modern power project by the NTPC at Pudimadaka have been shelved due to various reasons.Touted as the largest single investment after formation of Sunrise Andhra Pradesh, the NTPC project was dropped on the directive from the Centre to set up the unit at 26,828 crore by using domestic coal instead of imported coal as envisaged originally.“Redesigning the project after acquiring 1,200 acres from the APIIC was found unviable…we have decided not to go ahead with the project,” an NTPC official told The Hindu. The decision is yet to be announced officially though the NTPC withdrew the officials it had posted for the project at the temporary office opened at the Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone, Atchutapuram.Another setback was the shelving of the LNG terminal at the Gangavaram Port by the Petronet LNG Ltd, a company floated by several profit-making oil companies. The public hearing for the project envisaged with a two-phase 10-million tonne capacity and an investment of 9,000 crore was held in 2013.More: Four mega projects shelved in the state India’s NTPC cancels plans for massive coal plantlast_img read more

Trailblazer Tributes | William Linville

first_imgEditor’s Note: The Linville Gorge is one of the most rugged, remote and beautiful areas east of the Mississippi River. You may have seen photos of the gorge or you may even have been fortunate enough to visit this North Carolina wilderness gem for yourself, but did you ever stop to wonder how the Linville Gorge got its name? In the first installment of our newest series, Trailblazer Tributes, we’re diving deep into the story of this spectacular ditch’s namesake—a hearty frontiersman who went by the name of William Linville. Along the banks of The Eseeoh-la, in a deep and dark gorge, William Linville suffered his final nightmare. Linville, like his famous nephew Daniel Boone, was a long hunter. More of a vocation than an occupation, long hunters were hardy frontiersman who spent lengthy tenures in the Appalachian backcountry piling up pelts, dodging Indian war parties, and mapping westward routes. Extended exposure calloused these explorers and equipped them with highly-tuned instincts, a survivalist’s sixth sense. Linville was 56 years old when he left his cabin that summer and entered the gorge. A lifetime in the wilderness had so deeply ingrained into his psyche that even his dream world alerted him to impending danger. And so, as Linville awoke from a disturbing dream in which an indian massacre swept down upon his camp, he moved quickly to save his son’s life. Daniel_Boone_engravingLike his more famous nephew Daniel Boone (pictured here) , Linville was considered an expert long hunter.In the early 17th century, a large number of families left Sussex, England and settled in William Penn’s Quaker colony, now Pennsylvania. John Linville was one of those Quaker pilgrims. Like so many others, he ventured west from Philadelphia and homesteaded Chester County.  Around this same time Squire Boone Sr., father of the famous pioneers Daniel and Squire Boone Jr., moved into the nearby Quaker community of Lancaster. The two families would eventually intertwine and forever share a unique place in the annals of frontier history. John Linville’s wife,  Ann Linville, gave birth to six children. Her first son William was born in 1710. William’s formative years were spent honing skills and mustering courage in Chester County’s surrounding wilderness. He learned to shoot a musket, track game, including panthers, and would have had some minor interactions with the Lenape Indians, with whom the Quakers are said to have maintained amicable relations. William Linville found his destiny on the Wagon Road. The 455-mile trail was scratched, carved, and smoothed with the blood and sweat of a small fraternity of men: Linville, Boone, and Bryan. Eventually an entire nation would pour through this route. The place names along the winding tracks still offer testimony to the perseverance of America’s geographical founding fathers. The great road ran south from Pennsylvania into Virginia and eventually on to North Carolina and still deeper south before bending to meet Kentucky’s Wilderness Road. Linville, along with other members of the New Garden Quaker community, loaded their Conestoga wagons and pushed into Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley sometime around the mid-to-late 1720s.'Shenandoah_Valley'_by_William_Thompson_Russell_Smith,_1846“William Linville found his destiny on the Wagon Road. The 455-mile trail was scratched, carved, and smoothed with the blood and sweat of a small fraternity of men.”In what is today August County, Virginia, Linville joined the militia and worked his way to captain. Linville was more long hunter than soldier. Although a frontiersman could hardly be described as having a specialized occupation, Linville made handsome wages trapping in the backcountry. With a seemingly endless expanse of virgin woods prime for reaping, Linville, Boone, and hundreds of other vigorous souls disappeared into the Appalachians for months, or even years at time. Traversing gorges, and tackling summits, long hunters like William Linville not only provided valuable bundles of fur, but also new knowledge of formerly uncharted territories. Thanks to European markets, otter and beaver pelts fetched $7, while deerskin garnered $1, or a buck. The long hunters’ valuable cargo, and their constant encroachment on the sacred Indian game lands, made them vulnerable targets.     “Traversing gorges, and tackling summits, long hunters like William Linville not only provided valuable bundles of fur, but also new knowledge of formerly uncharted territories.”By the late 1740s the Linvilles were once again ready to pull up roots and forge their way into unsettled territory. Through Herculean efforts, Captain Linville, alongside his father-in-law Morgan Bryan and George Forbush, extended the wagon road south and replanted their families in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley. Yadkin, derived from the Soiuan word Yattken, means “place of big trees”. The Virginian families went to great lengths to reach this verdant valley. As described by Moravian Leonhardt Grubb, the founder of Winston-Salem, Linville and Bryan, over the course of three month’s hard travel, forded rivers, fought off predators, and even tore their wagons apart and manned them ‘piecemeal’ over mountain tops.  Around 1749 Linville built his family a cabin along the Yadkin River on what is today Tanglewood Park in Forsyth County. The Boone clan was also among the first settlers to the region. The Yadkin became synonymous with the wilderness education and exploits of Daniel Boone. The Linville’s and the Boone’s soon became relation, as Rebecca Bryan, Ellender Linville’s niece, married Daniel Boone. William and Ellender had eight children of their own, and in 1763 Daniel Boone’s younger brother George Boone married their 24-year-old daughter Nancy Linville. Survival on the North Carolina frontier demanded prioritization. Daniel Boone, for example, received no formal schooling and became a full-time trapper by the age of 15. Typically alone, Ellender and Rebecca raised large families and tended to the demands of the homesteads. They could go years at time without their husbands, as the long hunters pursued buckskins, elk, and buffalo in the fall and river pelts through the winter. At times Indian wars spilled into the valley. The entanglements of the French and Indian War, encroaching settlers, and skirmishes between the English and Cherokee on the Virginia frontier created a turbulent atmosphere in the late 1750s.  The Yadkin became unsafe for pioneers families, and the Boone’s took temporary leave of the area. The record would suggest that Linville’s stayed during this period, which became known as the Cherokee uprising. By the summer 1766 William Linville was aging and declining in health, and so he self-prescribed a long, arduous hunting trip. Linville, his 28-year-old son John, and a young man named John Williams, who would keep camp and cook, embarked into the Blue Ridge Mountains. They journeyed from the Watauga River into a deep, rugged gorge that Native Americans called the “Land of the Cliffs.” The men made their way 10 miles down river of an impressive falls and camped along a boulder-choked river in the stomach of the gorge.PSM_V73_D190_Linville_river_and_falls_mitchell_county_n_c“The men made their way 10 miles down river of an impressive falls and camped along a boulder-choked river in the stomach of the gorge.”The men unknowingly fell asleep on the wrong side of Shawnee muskets. This Shawnee war party, mobilizing for a battle with the Cherokee, worried the white hunters would jeopardize their position. Before the light of dawn, a startling nightmare shook Linville from his sleep. Sensing danger, he warned his son and Williams to flee without him, as the young men would have a better chance to survive unencumbered by the old man. And yet it was too late for either Linville. The Shawnee volleyed through the trees, killing both Linvilles and badly wounding Williams. The war party left to recover the hunters’ horses, while Williams laid on the ground in utter agony. Knowing the Shawnee would return for their scalps, he attempted a self-rescue on foot before abandoning the notion and surrendering hope. Miraculously, one of Linville’s horses returned to the site of the massacre. Williams climbed upon its back and, despite extreme pain, rode back to the settlements, where he delivered the sad news and eventually recovered. Once word reached the Yadkin, a party descended the gorge and recovered both bodies. Daniel Boone is said to have been among the searchers who found William and John Linville’s scalped remains. Captain William Linville’s life left a grand thoroughfare in its wake. Americans pilgrimaging westward in search of a better life followed his very footsteps. He led this manifest migration from the gritty forefront and personified the destiny of a nation. But to the indigenous people, he was yet another incorrigible encroacher. He pushed the frontier, and, until in his death, the frontier pushed back. His fate was an inevitable consequence of an obsession with conquering the unknown. For better or worse, history belongs to such men, and today no visitor to the Blue Ridge mountains can enter that beautiful, rugged gorge or stare upon those remarkable cataracts and not mention the name of Linville. The Linville Gorge.Related Posts:last_img read more

After the Equifax epic data breach fail – what next?

first_imgOne would have to have been hiding under a rock not to have heard about the massive Equifax data breach.  The credit reporting agency announced last week that a web application flaw exposed 143 million consumer records to hackers including credit card numbers for 209,000 U.S. consumers and what it described as “dispute documents” containing personal information for 182,000 U.S. consumers.   Equifax stated it discovered the intrusion on July 29.  On top of that, three senior executives sold shares worth almost $1.8 million in the days after the discovery on August 1 and August 2, although Equifax indicated the executives “had no knowledge that an intrusion had occurred at the time they sold their shares.”  Equifax’s response in responding to the situation fell short of expectations.There is no technical federal regulatory requirement for a credit union to notify its members or NCUA of a third party data breach.  A credit union is only required to notify members and NCUA when there has been a direct data breach of the credit union’s system maintained by it or its third-party service provider.  That being said, member notification, in any data breach context, may help to mitigate against the risk of fraudulent or unauthorized transactions.  A credit union might also review any contractual agreements with Equifax to see whether and how this situation (arguably, this eventuality) was addressed and whether there are any contractual obligations for either party. continue reading » 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Former Indonesian national team soccer coach Alfred Riedl dies at 70

first_imgRiedl was set to lead Persebaya Surabaya in the 2020 season of Indonesia’s top-tier league, Shopee Liga 1, but due to health issues, the Austrian canceled the plan.Riedl was born in Vienna on Nov. 22, 1949. He started his soccer career as a striker at FK Austria Wien. When he was 22 years old, he was transferred to Belgia Sint-Truiden Club in Belgium. He also played in France before starting his coaching career for international clubs in Morocco, Egypt and Kuwait, among other countries, as well as national teams, including Laos, Vietnam and Palestine. (gis)Topics : Riedl won the hearts of Indonesian fans even though the team lost 4-2 on aggregate to rival Malaysia. Riedl left Indonesia in 2011 to embark on a new journey as a technical director for the Laos national soccer team before joining Belgian club Visé as head of youth development. In late 2013, Riedl was reappointed as head coach for Indonesia, but his contract ended in 2014 after the team failed to qualify for the knockout stages in the 2014 AFF Cup. Riedl returned to Indonesia for the third time in 2016 and led the national team to the 2016 AFF Cup finals. The team, however, suffered another blow after losing to Thailand on a 3-2 aggregate.  Austrian soccer coach Alfred Riedl, who trained the Indonesian national soccer team between 2010 and 2016, died on Tuesday.He was 70 years old, kompas.com reported quoting Austrian sports news outlet Sport24. Riedl played a big role in Indonesian soccer and led the red-and-white team in important matches, including pushing it to the final round of the 2010 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Cup. last_img read more