TPP Talks Likely to get Ugly

first_img Previous articleThey Just Don’t Get ItNext articleDeLauro Urges OMB to Finalize Food Safety Rules Andy Eubank TPP Talks Likely to get Ugly Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News TPP Talks Likely to get Ugly A New Zealand based website reports Trans-Pacific Partnership talks are likely to get ugly before a deal is reached. Stuff.co.nz reports New Zealand ambassador to Japan, Mark Sinclair says it was always difficult to “judge from the outside” the processes around the proposed regional free-trade agreement. One of the tough negotiations noted for New Zealand is promoting dairy exports into countries like Japan because the deal is so broad-based. Sinclair said “we’re talking ultimately about a long-range regional integration process that has the potential to transform economic and commercial relationships in the region.” He called TPP not an ordinary free trade agreement because of that long-term integration. He did say he was optimistic about the current momentum in the talks.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Nov 30, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Three ways to tune-up your credit union’s cybersecurity

first_imgCybersecurity is an ongoing arms race, with threats evolving constantly. These days, it isn’t a matter of if a credit union will be the victim of a cyberattack; it’s a matter of when.Breaches bring many risks to the forefront, spanning credit unions’ financial, compliance and legal departments. A breach can also impact reputation by leading to erosion of members’ trust in your credit union. So, being prepared is critical.As October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, here are three ways to tune-up your credit union’s cybersecurity.Set up a first round of defense. Ensure your credit union has a strong first round of defense by layering different types of protections. Start by setting up a firewall, making sure your antivirus/malware protections are up-to-date and implementing robust spam, web and email filters. Also, consider adding an intrusion detection system (IDS) or intrusion prevention system (IPS) to your arsenal. These are designed to detect suspicious network traffic and send alerts to the system administrator.After adding these protective layers, check that your data is encrypted no matter where it’s located – on the network, mobile devices and backup tapes/disks or as it’s transmitted over the Internet and in emails.Transform your staff into a cybersecurity asset – instead of a liability. Human error is a factor in over half of data breaches. Internal theft, lost or improper disposal of data or employee negligence – like opening and clicking on phishing emails – can all lead to breaches. continue reading » 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The people’s funds

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Russell to regenerate Edinburgh

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The Latest: No fans for junior hockey worlds in Edmonton

first_imgThe event was originally scheduled for Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 5, 2021. No dates have been confirmed for the revamped 2021 event.Organizers now say the event will return to those two cities — with the hope of having fans — in 2022.Gothenburg, Sweden, which was to host the tournament in 2022, will now do so in 2024. Novosibirsk, Russia, will host the 2023 event.___The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener Sunday against Jacksonville. That will change in October and increase with each of their next three home games. September 17, 2020 Associated Press UNC and Charlotte announced Aug. 8 that they would meet six weeks later. That came after the Atlantic Coast Conference revamped its scheduling model when it decided to go forward with football, allowing for 10 league games and one nonconference matchup played in the home state of the member school.The Tar Heels opened last weekend with a win against Syracuse, but now has two straight open weekends on the schedule for now. North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham said the school will look for a replacement game on Sept. 26 while coach Mack Brown said the Tar Heels “completely understand and appreciate Charlotte’s transparency” in the decision. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The 2021 world junior hockey championship will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, with no fans because of the pandemic.center_img The Latest: No fans for junior hockey worlds in Edmonton ___Saturday’s game between No. 12 North Carolina and Charlotte has been canceled after the 49ers announced contact tracing had depleted the offensive line.Charlotte announced the decision Thursday, two days before the Conference USA program was to visit Chapel Hill for the first meeting between the schools.The school said in a statement there had been three positive coronavirus cases among football players discovered through regular testing during the past two weeks. The school didn’t specify how many offensive linemen were affected by contract tracing, saying only it was “several.”“We’re extremely disappointed to have to cancel our game at North Carolina,” athletic director Mike Hill said. “While I know our team is heartbroken, due to the number of players in quarantine, we could not safely play. We very much appreciate the University of North Carolina working with us to schedule this game.” Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday the Titans will be able to have up to 10% of capacity at Nissan Stadium, or about 7,000 fans, on Oct. 4 against Pittsburgh. Barring setbacks, that will jump to 12.5% or 8,500 on Oct. 11 for a home game against Buffalo and up to 15% (10,000) on Oct. 18 for a game against the Houston Texans.That’s part of a plan to reach a fixed capacity of 21% for the Titans’ final four home games in November and December.Burke Nihil, Titans president and CEO, said they are thrilled to welcome fans back to Nissan Stadium and thanked Cooper and the local health department. Nihil says they feel confident in the team’s plan to keep everyone safe and comfortable.That plan includes socially distant seating pods of groups up to six, mobile ticketing and parking, mandatory face coverings except when eating and drinking. No tailgating or pre-game activities will be allowed outside the stadium.The Titans will have a handful of fans Sunday. A sweepstakes winner and guest along with two season-ticket members with two passes each and another pair of passes for a frontline worker. last_img read more

Athletics: Bolt undergoing treatment for hamstring tweak

first_imgKingston, Jamaica | AFP |Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt is undergoing treatment in Germany for what his coach described as an “aggravated hamstring injury” following his first race of the season, local radio reported Monday.Glen Mills, Bolt’s coach, said the two-time Olympic 100m and 200m champion had tweaked the hamstring during Saturday’s Cayman Invitational meeting.Bolt clocked a modest 10.05sec in the 100m, winning ahead of American Dentarius Locke and training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole.“If you noticed in the race he was grimacing towards the end,” Mills told Jamaica’s Hitz 92fm radio station on Monday.Bolt’s injury is unlikely to prevent the world record holder from racing in Friday’s meeting in Ostrava, the Czech Republic, Mills said. Bolt is being treated by Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, the Munich-based doctor who has treated the athlete for years.Speaking after Saturday’s race, Bolt, who is targeting his third consecutive victories in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at August’s Olympics, said he was relieved to have emerged from his season-opening race unscathed.“It wasn’t the best, but as long as I come out injury free, that’s the key thing,” Bolt said.“I didn’t feel as smooth as I wanted to, but as I always say, it’s hard to just come into your first race and do extra well.“I am never worried. I’ve been in worse situations. It’s just race rusty. I can tell. I could feel the difference from when you are flying from when you are not.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more