Abaco man death suspected suicide say Police

first_img Related Items:#HopeTownLighthouse, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 15, 2017 – Abaco – Police suspect it is a suicide and say foul play is not suspected at this time after a 41 year old man of Hope Town, Abaco was found at the #HopeTownLighthouse on Saturday.    Police were called to the scene around 10am and found the body unresponsive.The man was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was pronounced dead by a doctor.    There will be an autopsy to say for sure, how the man died.last_img

Common Craigslist scam hits another San Diego family

first_img , 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After apartment hunting, one San Diego family thought they found the perfect place for their daughter through Craigslist- but it was too good to be true. What ended up as a scam, as we found out, turned out to be a common one.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti explans what happened, and the warning this family has for future renters. Common Craigslist scam hits another San Diego family September 10, 2018center_img Posted: September 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Obama Reiterates Threat to Veto Defense Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR During a rare visit to the Pentagon, President Obama on Monday reiterated his threat to veto the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill because it relies on a budget framework that would shortchange the nation’s future by restraining spending on non-military aspects of national security such as education and research.“We’re not going to eat our seed corn,” Obama said, reported CQ.The military has the best troops in the world in part because “we’ve got a strong economy and we’ve got a well-educated population and we’ve got an incredible research operation and universities,” the president said. “We shortchange those, we’re going to be less secure,” he said.The defense authorization bill adopts the GOP budget framework, which adds $38 billion to DOD’s war account to sidestep the statutory spending caps. The GOP budget, however, forces non-defense spending to stick to the caps. “Part of our national security is making sure that we have a strong economy and that we continue to make investments in things we need like education and research,” Obama said.Separately, staff for the House and Senate Armed Services committees are continuing to work out differences in the two versions of the authorization bill. Committee leaders soon will tackle major areas of disagreement, including acquisition reform.  Defense budget expert Mackenzie Eaglen told the Hill that acquisition reform is the “biggest sticking point” between the two bills. One key difference is language in the Senate version shifting more decision-making authority from the defense secretary to the military services, a change opposed by the administration that could draw a veto from the president, according to Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.“This is the only provision that could sway a decision by the president to veto it if he were not planning to do so already. If it stays, it is a near certainty it will garner a veto,” she said.last_img read more

State Officials Provide Advice For Preventing Mulch Fires

first_imgSTOW, MA — “Every year around this time, we experience many fires started by cigarettes tossed into piles of bark mulch, which is combustible and can easily catch fire,” says State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “We are asking smokers to dispose of their smoking materials responsibly in order to prevent fires. Don’t toss cigarette butts into mulch or a pile of dried leaves.”“Businesses and homeowners that are sprucing up their landscaping should also provide and maintain safe receptacles for disposing of smoking materials so that people won’t start fires by tossing cigarettes into the mulch,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey, “Metal containers with sand are best.”“If you see a smoldering mulch pile, please call 9-1-1 so the fire department can make sure it is truly extinguished. Mulch can smolder for a long time before erupting into flames,” said Ostroskey.In the past five years (2013 – 2017), there have been 231 fires that started in mulch and spread to buildings. These 231 fires caused one civilian death, one civilian injury, 16 fire service injuries and property damages of $10.2 million. Fires that start on the exterior of buildings are usually not detected early, and by the time they enter the building to trigger a fire alarm, smoke detector or sprinkler system, the fire is already large. Fortunately, many mulch fires are caught and extinguished before spreading to a building or motor vehicle.Mulch FireFactorOn the Department of Fire Service’s website, there is a Mulch FireFactor, an educational hand-out in both English and Spanish on mulch fire safety and the Fire Code. It can be used by fire departments to educate the community on the regulation and for building managers, landscapers and companies that store and sell mulch, to educate their staff.Nurseries, Landscapers and Property Managers Need to Know the RulesFire officials want to remind building owners, property managers, nurseries and landscaping companies about the proper placement and storage of mulch in order to prevent these types of fires. Ostroskey said, “It’s important for mulch storage piles to be 30’ apart to keep fires from spreading.”Keep Mulch 18” Away From BuildingsHere are some tips for property managers and building owners on how to prevent mulch fires:Keep wood mulch 18” away from combustible exteriors of buildings such as wood or vinyl siding and decks. Don’t put it right up against the building.Use materials such as pea stone or crushed rock for the first 18” as a barrier around the foundation of the building and around gas and electrical meters.Provide proper receptacles for smoking materials.State Fire Code on Mulch ApplicationThe Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00, section 10.14.10.4) prohibits the new application of mulch within 18” around combustible exteriors of buildings, such as wood or vinyl but not brick or concrete. Residential buildings with six units or less are exempted from this regulation, but all homeowners may also wish to adopt these safety practices. The regulation applies to all other buildings including commercial properties.Storage and Manufacturing of MulchThe regulation (527 CMR 1.00, section 31.3.6.4.3) also has safety requirements for those who store or manufacture mulch. It limits the size of mulch piles and requires a distance of 30-feet between piles and 25-feet from the lot line. Large piles of mulch can easily spontaneously combust with all the heat they generate, so it’s important to be vigilant and employ good housekeeping. The distance between piles prevents a fire from easily spreading to another pile or to a building.Permits Required to Store 300+ Cubic Yards of MulchPermits are required from the fire department wherever more than 300 cubic yards of mulch is produced or stored.Arlington Fatal Fire Destroyed 36-unit Apartment and 6 CarsOne of the most destructive mulch fires in Massachusetts occurred on May 5, 2015 in a large Arlington apartment complex. One man died in the fire started by smoking materials discarded in a mulch bed, which spread to a car, then to a building. Thirty-six apartments and six cars were destroyed. The building had no sprinklers and the estimated dollar loss was $6.7 million.(NOTE: The above press release is from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Fire Marshal Offers Tips To Prevent Mulch FiresIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Cautions Smokers, Announces Improper Disposal Of Smoking Materials Caused Recent Woburn FireIn “Police Log”Massachusetts State Fire Marshal: September Is Campus Fire Safety MonthIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Is Losliya Mariyanesan a divorcee Here is the truth about Bigg Boss

first_imgLosliya in Bigg Boss Tamil 3.PR HandoutLosliya Mariyanesan has become the sweetheart of youths in Tamil Nadu after entering the Bigg Boss Tamil 3 house. With her charming smile and humble behaviour, the Sri Lankan TV anchor has impressed the audience.Indeed, in a matter of weeks, Losliya has got an army of fans and dedicated fan pages on social media sites. Every single aspect of her life has drawn the attention of the viewers, but a strange rumour, which is doing rounds online from the last few days, about her marriage has come as a big shock to the fans.Speculations claim that Losliya had hidden the truth and entered the Tamil reality show. An apparent wedding snap gave credence to the rumours and it was said that her relationship ended with a divorce.However, her friends have now cleared the rumours about Losliya’s wedding. Speaking to a website, her friends have lambasted the speculations. “We have been doing since her childhood and we are not aware of her wedding,” a friend of her told the website while adding that they laughed it off upon hearing it.They claim that she has not changed a bit in the show and not faking her character to win the hearts of the audience in Bigg Boss Tamil. According to them, she is a jovial person and a clean-person at heart.Losliya Mariyanesan is a Tamilian from Sri Lanka. She is a TV anchor by profession.last_img read more

Keeping Passwords Out of the Hands of Hackers

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Could your business be the next one hit by hackers hungry for passwords?After non-stop news of hacker break-ins at LinkedIn, eHarmony and other online sites resulting in millions of leaked passwords, you may be wondering if your business is any better prepared or protected. It’s a good question, given the risks. Stolen passwords that give intruders access to your systems can lead to costly scams and fraud, wreck your company’s reputation, prompt customer defections and spawn significant cleanup costs.Few companies store passwords properly, even though doing so usually isn’t difficult, security experts say. Most Web developers are not schooled in current best practices and fail to implement sufficiently strong security technologies. Often, they neglect security or plan to add it later, says Aleksandr Yampolskiy, chief technology officer at New York-based Cinchcast, a webcasting startup, and former head of security at Gilt Groupe, a luxury shopping site. “The problem is later almost never comes,” he says.If a weak password system is put in place early in a company’s life, it often remains untouched as the company grows into, say, a social-networking juggernaut. By then, the company’s technology infrastructure has become more complex and costly to retrofit, leading to still more delays.”Hopefully new companies starting out now will take a lesson from LinkedIn, and they’ll build their password storage correctly,” says Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at Veracode, a Burlington, Mass., Web security firm.Related: Free Tools for Improving Online SecurityLuckily, being an entrepreneur has advantages if you need to make password storage more secure. The task is “easier for small companies because they have less complex systems, they have less users to worry about,” says Johannes B. Ullrich, chief research officer at the SANS Technology Institute, a network-security training provider. Startups with a clean slate can accomplish it in five minutes.Here are some precautions you can take to fortify your company against password thieves:Secure your website.Most password thefts begin with an attack on the victim company’s website. Have your site checked by a Web security expert for software vulnerabilities and coding errors that create pathways to your password database, or scan it for flaws yourself and fix anything amiss.Store passwords safely.Should a hacker get into your site, your best defense is passwords that are strongly encrypted so that cracking them would be painfully slow or nearly impossible, Ullrich says. Companies should “hash” passwords using a strong encryption technology, or mash it with an algorithm, and store only the resulting “hashed” version. During that process, they should also add “salt,” or additional random data, to each password to further complicate efforts to crack them. It also helps to require users to set long and complex passwords, which can be significantly more difficult to guess than short or common passwords.Unfortunately, many companies hash passwords using obsolete encryption technologies, such as SHA-1 from the 1970s. (LinkedIn used SHA-1 without salt.) SHA-1, MD5 and other still popular technologies were cracked by hackers long ago and offer little protection, experts say.Related: Three Tech Tools for Keeping Sensitive Business Data SafeCompanies ought to be using encryption methods designed for passwords, such as the free open source Bcrypt, which runs passwords through an encryption algorithm many times so that cracking them can literally take years. While this can be time consuming, it only has to be done when a user creates or changes a password.Consider two-factor authentication. Some people argue that passwords have had their day and simply need to be replaced with something stronger. That something is “two-factor authentication,” which requires something you know (a password) and something you have in your possession. The second factor is often a device that provides a difficult-to-steal, one-time code that users enter along with their password.If your passwords unlock particularly sensitive information, you may want to consider putting two-factor authentication in place, Wysopal says.Thanks to Google, implementing two-factor authentication has gotten a lot easier for small companies in recent years. Google allows businesses to use OpenID to connect to its systems for free for authentication, which can include “2-step verification” with a text message to a smartphone. Or companies could implement this two-factor authentication themselves using the open source Google Authenticator.Related: How to Repair a Damaged Reputation OnlinePut it in writing and verify.When hiring a Web developer, include password security in your requirements so the developer will have to fix any problems. Ullrich suggests going further and requiring your developer to commit to addressing the top 10 Web application security risks identified by the non-profit group OWASP, which include insecure password storage.Also, make sure any third-party software you use, such as Web forms and content management systems, has a secure password arrangement. Hire a security expert, even if for a day, to review your password system and other site security measures and make sure they’re safe and sound. June 18, 2012 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more