IBM Advances Cloud Pak for Security to Manage Threats Across Tools, Teams & Clouds | News

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today announced new and upcoming capabilities for Cloud Pak for Security, including a first of its kind data security solution that allows companies to detect, respond to and protect against threats to their most sensitive data across hybrid cloud environments. Designed to unify previously disconnected security technologies, IBM has expanded Cloud Pak for Security to include new data sources, integrations, and services that allow security operations teams to manage the full threat lifecycle from a single console.

With these upcoming capabilities,1 Cloud Pak for Security will include access to six threat intelligence feeds, 25 pre-built connections to IBM and third-party data sources, and 165 case management integrations – which are connected through advanced AI to prioritize threats, and automation playbooks to streamline response actions for security teams.

As cloud adoption and remote work have dispersed the traditional

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China Eastern tweaks bellyhold cargo deal with China Cargo | News

China Eastern Airlines has adjusted its bellyhold freight business deal with sister carrier China Cargo Airlines, in light of changing market conditions following the coronavirus outbreak. 

The SkyTeam carrier states that the adjustments come amid falling demand for passenger transport, as well as its recent foray into the “unconventional method” of using passenger aircraft to carry cargo. 


“As a means of temporarily enhancing air cargo transport capacity under extraordinary circumstances, [China Eastern] is required to further clarify the business scope and pricing methods under unconventional circumstances such as ‘passenger-to-cargo conversion’,” China Eastern states. 

“The company and China Cargo Airlines have negotiated and agreed to adjust and optimise the [business deal’s] scope, pricing methods and settlement methods without altering, amongst others, the business entities, rights and obligations, and business procedures of both parties,” adds the carrier. 

Under the previous contract, China Cargo will pay the China Eastern group a contractual fee. 

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5Ws+1H: What It’s About: The ins and outs of traffic signals | News

The first traffic signal is believed to have been used on a busy intersection in London, England, in 1868, when J.P. Knight invented a device operated by a policeman. It used a semaphore during the day, and red and green gas-powered lamps at night.

Meanwhile, there are various claims as to when the first electric traffic signal was invented. inventor Garret Morgan has been credited with a traffic signal he patented in 1923, but the first one put into place in the U.S. was in Cleveland, in 1914. That signal, invented by James Hoge, used four pairs of red and green lights as stop-and-go indicators.

Since that time, several technologies have been used to detect vehicles as they pull up to intersections. The most commonly used in the U.S., and Tahlequah, is the inductive loop.

“There are wires that are installed into the road itself,” said Gary Stevens, from Tahlequah

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Goofy dogs and laughing horses compete for funniest pet photo award | UK News

Startled cats, laughing horses and a dog with its nose in a biscuit jar are all vying for the top prize in a photography competition.

More than 2,000 entries from 81 different countries have been received for the Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards.

The winner of the contest – which is in its second year – will collect £3,000.

Wildlife television presenter Kate Humble is among the judges, along with competition founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, Mars Petcare and animal welfare charity Blue Cross.

Daniel Szumilas/Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020

“The entries this year have been completely and utterly what we needed to raise our spirits in 2020,” said Mr Sullam.

“It has been a tough year for many, but these images have not only made us laugh out loud, but also re-affirmed our desire to drastically reduce animal cruelty and pet orphanage.”


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Women+ of Color Project Hosts Three-Day Virtual STEM Application Workshop | News

The Women+ of Color Project held a three-day conference beginning Oct. 10 for women from underrepresented backgrounds studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who hope to pursue graduate school.

Geared towards improving graduate school applications, the conference largely focused on understanding and crafting components of the application like statements of purpose and recommendation letters. Undergraduate mentees gleaned advice from a team of volunteers that included Harvard post-doctoral researchers and faculty.

Conference attendees, hailing from colleges near and far, consisted of two groups, active and non-active participants. Out of roughly 180 applicants, 50 were selected to be active participants and given the opportunity to interact with presenters and receive one-on-one mentoring for their applications. Non-active participants were invited to listen in on workshop sessions.

LaNell A. Williams, a Harvard graduate student studying physics, started the Women+ of Color Project in July 2019 after feeling frustrated about being one of the few

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Kat Downs Mulder named The Washington Post’s managing editor for digital news

Downs Mulder has worked for the organization since 2008. She most recently has been vice president of product and design, a business-side role involving digital operations. She previously was in charge of The Post’s graphics department.

At 36, she is one of the youngest people named managing editor in The Post’s 143-year history. The position is one of four deputies to Executive Editor Martin Baron. Her appointment continues a reshaping of The Post’s top editorial ranks over the past three months.

She is the third woman among the news organization’s four managing editors. In July, Baron named Krissah Thompson to serve as managing editor for diversity and inclusion, a new position created in the wake of nationwide protests over racial inequities and a broad reassessment by news organizations of their diversity in staffing and news coverage. Downs Mulder and Thompson join Tracy Grant, who has been managing editor for staff

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FTII starts faculty training programme on basic animation | Pune News

Pune: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) started its first faculty training programme on basic animation filmmaking on Monday, a year after receiving permission from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to conduct postgraduate certificate courses.
The FTII is also conducting the course on behalf of the AICTE, as part of requested the latter’s ATAL (AICTE Training and Learning Academy) programme. It aims to impart new skills in teachers and faculty across disciplines, including intensive use of information technology. The course is being conducted entirely online, and will end on Friday.
Nearly 75 participants are part of the course from across the country, including FTII faculty and staff. The rest of the participants comprise faculty, research scholars, post-graduate scholars from institutions sanctioned by the AICTE, as well as staff from public sector utilities. According to the FTII, the request for such a course came from the
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Ricoh and IBM to deliver expanded services to customers via hybrid cloud | News

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh USA, Inc. and IBM today announced a significant expansion of their existing collaboration to help enable delivery of Ricoh’s innovative information management solutions via the versatile and powerful IBM hybrid cloud.

Under the agreement, Ricoh will utilize IBM Services to design and implement a hybrid cloud environment that can empower customers to benefit from Ricoh expertise and advanced technologies, such as the AI-accelerated IBM Power Systems. This streamlining can help customers increase productivity, enhance process transparency and simplify complexity, with a single, powerful cloud environment backed by industry-leading expertise. In addition, IBM’s versatile hybrid cloud capabilities can enable Ricoh to deliver more features and advanced solutions via the cloud to end users.

Additionally, Ricoh gains the ability to run both IBM POWER applications and VMware services co-located in the IBM Cloud and offer customers a scalable and cost-effective cloud infrastructure.

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Strengthening Science, Technology and Innovation Systems for Sustainable Development in Africa | India Education,Education News India,Education News

On 7 October 2020, UNESCO, represented by Mr. Jean-Yves Le Saux, Director of the Bureau of Strategic Planning, and Sweden, represented by Mr Mikael Schultz, Deputy Permanent Delegate of Sweden to UNESCO, signed a pathbreaking agreement to support science, technology and innovation in Africa. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director General for the Natural Science Sector and Magnus Magnusson, representing Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director General for the Social and Human Science Sector, Pia Engstrand, Sida’s focal point for UNESCO (through virtual connection) were also present at the ceremony and will jointly oversee the implementation of this initiative.

The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) will provide funding in the amount of 25 million Swedish kronor over two years (2020-2022) to support the first phase of a major initiative within UNESCO’s global framework for monitoring, policy support and advocacy for the Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers, adopted by the General Conference in 2017.

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Festive cheer for consumer durables cos – business news

Union finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced two schemes for central government employees that are expected to spur festive season demand for household items such as televisions, water coolers, food grinders, vacuum cleaners, immersion heaters, hair dryers and irons.

The government has offered a ₹10,000 special festival advance as well as a leave travel concession (LTC) cash voucher scheme that can be used to buy items that attract goods and services tax (GST) of 12% or more.

“The items that come under this category are usually goods that families buy ahead of the festive season,” Sitharaman said at a press conference.

India is in the midst of a festive season that began with Onam and will end with Diwali in November. Companies are pinning hopes on shoppers returning to their stores during this period. However, the pandemic, dent on household incomes and the unrelated uncertainty has dented consumer confidence.

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