Made In America Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

first_imgJay-Z‘s Made In America Festival is making its way back to Philadelphia for a Labor Day Weekend celebration from September 3rd-4th. The event will take place at Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway and will feature performances from Rihanna, Coldplay, Collegrove (ft. 2 Chainz & Lil’ Wayne), Chance the Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Martin Garrix, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Jamie XX, Adventure Club and more.TIDAL members get early access to tickets on Wednesday, June 22 at 10AM EST and tickets are on sale to the general public on Monday, June 27 at 10AM EST. Check out the festival website here.last_img read more

Bel Air RUBiS and Trophy Stall on board with U-13 cricket tournament

first_imgBEL Air RUBiS and Trophy Stall have confirmed their sponsorship deal with the East Coast Cricket Committee for the Under-13 cricket competition. The two business entities made the announcement at a simple launching ceremony held last Friday at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, Queenstown, Georgetown.The tournament will give exposure to the younger cricketers, and is open to any team from any part of the country.The championship, which will commence shortly will be of two innings’ duration, with a limit of 30 overs in the first innings. The second innings will be unlimited. The organisers and sponsors decided on this regulation so as to make sure that there is at least a first-innings result.Speaking on behalf of the sponsors, Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market, said that he is delighted to be a part of the tournament and commended his co-sponsor Lalta Gainda of Bel Air RUBiS for the initiative.He further stated that for West Indies cricket to turn around its fortunes, it has to start from the grassroots level.Speaking on behalf of the East Coast Cricket Committee, Anil Persaud thanked the sponsors for coming on board.Only players born during or after the year 2004 will be eligible.Interested teams can make contact with Mohamed Ashmul Ali on telephone numbers 222-0189/652-5896 or Anil Persaud on 624-6098 for more details.last_img read more

Cricket News Smriti Mandhana 83 helps India thrash Australia in ICC Women’s World T20

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Smriti Mandhana’s magnificent 83 and contributions from India’s spinners gave India a thumping 48-run win over Australia in the final Group B game of the ICC Women’s World T20 in Providence, Guyana. With this win, India have topped the group and will face the loser of the West Indies vs England game. This was India’s first-ever win against Australia in this tournament and this will give them plenty of momentum as they seek to win the title for the first time. Mandhana, who had struggled earlier in the tournament, put on her best show against her favourite opponents and that set the base for India to achieve their highest total in Twenty20 Internationals against the three-time World T20 champions.Read More |ICC Women’s World T20 witnesses an entry into the million clubOpting to bat, India lost Taniya Bhatia (2) but after a slow start, Mandhana opened the shackles with a straight-driven boundary off Megan Schutt in the fourth over. However, the left-hander went after Sophie Molineux by launching her over long on for a six and then late-cutting a short ball past backward point. Mandhana continued to find the boundary by launching Schutt over long on for her second six and then cracking a cut shot to the deep backward point fence. With 34 runs coming off three overs, India had gotten momentum.Read More | ‘Sensible decisions key for Indian team’s success in Australia’After losing Jemimah Rodrigues (6) cheaply, Mandhana found great support in skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and the duo continued to attack. Harmanpreet got going with a six over deep midwicket off Molineux and Mandhana reached her fifty off 31 balls by sweeping Ashleigh Gardner to the fine leg fence. Harmanpreet continued to pepper the boundary and the 68-run stand put India on course for a big total.However, Australia fought back with quick wickets towards the end, including Harmanpreet for an aggressive 43. In the 15th over, Mandhana was adjudged LBW and on Veda Krishnamurthy’s insistence, she took the review and replays showed the ball was pitching outside the line of leg stump. This boosted Mandhana and she went past 1000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals. India finished on 167/8 and on a pitch assisting the spinners, Harmanpreet’s side held the upper hand.Australia struggleIn response, Australia were dealt a body blow before the start of their chase as wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy was injured. In the 19th over of the innings, Healy had a nasty collision with Schutt and she injured her shoulder in the process.Read More | Jasprit Bumrah will be X-factor for India in Australia: Damien FlemingAustralia never got going as India’s spinners worked their charm on a slow, low Providence wicket. Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav and Poonam Yadav all worked their magic to wreck the Australian chase. Deepti Sharma started off with a bang by taking two wickets. Poonam and Radha combined in tandem in the middle overs to ensure Australia did not get away.Ellyse Perry kept Australia in the hunt with an aggressive 39 but Patil ran through the lower order to finish with 3/15 as India secured a famous win. Speaking in the post-match presser, captain Harmanpreet said with such good players in the side, the team had to put in a solid performance.Mandhana, who was named player of the match, was relieved that she could finally convert her start into a big score and thanked her partner Veda Krishnamurthy for her presence of mind. “First three matches I got starts but couldn’t convert it. So, I just wanted to score big today. Veda insisted on the review, and thanks to her we got 20-30 runs extra,” Mandhana said. last_img read more

Sharks’ Pete DeBoer has no concerns about lawsuit facing Evander Kane

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said Friday he didn’t know about the lawsuit that Evander Kane was hit with by a Las Vegas casino until it became public earlier this week and added he wasn’t going to get involved in a player’s personal matter.“I don’t have any concerns,” DeBoer said. “When you coach in this league for 11 years, there’s a lot of personal issues behind the scenes that go on, in all kinds of different areas. So, that’s something that I really don’t get involved with, unless …last_img read more

Been Having Those Hot Water Blues

first_imgConsidering going all electricThe heat-pump water heater was part of a strategy to eliminate my natural gas use. I had already installed minisplit heat pumps for space heating and cooling, so the only natural gas used is for water heating and cooking. I could have replaced my range with an induction unit and eliminated my natural gas connection altogether.Down here in coal-burning country, that seems like a poor decision in the climate change department, particularly since I have no solar exposure to take advantage of for PV panels. I can purchase green power from the local utility, which I will get around to doing sometime soon to assuage some of my guilt.The main reason for dumping natural gas was purely financial. Although we have low natural gas rates, the monthly base charges are pretty high, so although I use about $1.00 worth of gas a month, I end up with a bill of about $28.00 of recurring non-fuel charges. Pretty annoying.I could have used an electric tankless heater, but I have not heard many good stories about them, so I went with a gas tankless heater. The Rinnai unit I installed was mounted on the exterior of the bathroom wall, a bit closer than the old tank heater, but when I first used it I discovered that the start-up time allowed one half gallon of cold water through the line before any hot water arrived.I have learned a lot about hot water distribution from my friend Gary Klein, the guru of all things hot-water-related, so I discussed the situation with him and came up with a plan. A good plan, at least in theoryI installed a main hot water line that ran past the shower, lavatory, and laundry, and ended at the kitchen sink. That’s where I installed a Metlund demand pump with buttons to activate it in both the bathroom and kitchen.Between the heater and the shower, I had my plumber install a 3’ length of 2” pipe as a reservoir for hot and cold water to mix. Since the gas tankless heater always has the half gallon cold start, the intent of the reservoir was to buffer that cold water “slug” and avoid waiting for hot water at every use.All looked good until I took my first shower. I ran the demand pump to prime the hot water line. When the pump stopped, I turned on the shower and the water was hot within about 15 or 20 seconds, wasting about 6 or 7 cups of cold water – more than I wanted, but not terrible.Then about 30 seconds in, the water ran cold again for another 30 seconds. Although 30 seconds does not seem like a long time, when you are naked in the shower and the water turns cold, it sure seems like forever. RELATED ARTICLES GBA Encyclopedia: Hot-Water CirculationGBA Encyclopedia: Efficient supply layouts Hot Water Circulation LoopsWaiting for Hot WaterFixing a Hot-Water ProblemGetting Into Hot Water — Part 3Getting Into Hot Water — Part 4All About Water HeatersInefficient Hot Water Piping Layouts Waste Hot WaterProduct Guide: Taco Hot Water D’Mand System ARTICLES BY CARL SEVILLE Dealing With Cold Weather in Climate Zone 3Sticking With Spray Foam for My RenovationMaking Slow Progress on My RenovationFinally! Starting Construction At My Housecenter_img Time for some testing and investigationI ran the shower with and without the demand pump and checked the water temperature with an IR thermometer and a timer. Interestingly, hot water arrived at the shower in about the same amount of time whether or not I used the pump. The big difference that was without the pump, the water heater never turned off, avoiding the ramp-up time, keeping the water hot throughout the shower.Further discussions with Gary as well as Larry Acker at Metlund led us to the conclusion that the buffer reservoir I installed was both too close to the shower and not large enough to balance out the water temperature. The demand pump works well when running the dishwasher or when I need hot water at the sink, but it just isn’t doing much for the shower at all. If the distance between the water heater and the shower was longer, and the reservoir larger, it probably would have done a better job managing the temperature.Had I purchased a tankless heater with an internal buffer tank, I probably would have avoided the cold water slug issue entirely, and in my endless quest to waste money on my house, I may consider swapping out heaters and seeing if the demand pump works better. But for now, I will just waste a bit of cold water when I take my showers and only use my pump for my kitchen. Another lesson learned. As part of my renovation project, I needed to move the water heater out of its location in a below-grade recess in my crawl space that I was filling in to eliminate the need for a sump pump to get rid of water that collected. When considering the best type of new water heater, I considered both heat-pump water heaters and tankless heaters.One thing I like about heat-pump heaters is their dehumidification capabilities, but after some discussion with others who have installed them, I determined that the amount of hot water I use would not cause the heater to run frequently enough to provide any significant amount of dehumidification. It would also have to be installed in my new storage room, which didn’t exist when I had to change heaters — a fact that would have required me to move out sooner than I planned.My next option was to install a tankless heater on the exterior of my house, right next to the bathroom. This was a task I could do before demolition started, allowing me to stay in the house through the first half of the renovation work.last_img read more

Is more IoT driving more cyber attacks?

first_imgTags:#cyber attack#cyber security#hacking#malware#ransomware#security#WannaCry#x-code ghost How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Follow the Puck AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts center_img Fei Zhao The WannaCry ransomware attack from this May made the whole world think about cyber security issues once again. Another unique point for WannaCry versus previous cyber attacks is IoT also got involved with the crisis as well. We learned from the news reports that this worm virus was different from usual. It had not only tried to encrypt computer data, but it had also attacked connected devices such as medical and teaching equipment in hospitals and schools. This is also why this May’s cyber attack has influenced so many industries.IoT has minimized the barrier between the Internet and devices. Once one of these two is attacked, the other one would also be involved inevitably. As for the IoT security, cameras on our smart devices and smart homes are the most associated aspect of every one of us and may have influence on our everyday life.Thanks to the IoT technology, we can remote control those connected cameras. Even if we are not home, we still can access these devices and check our properties. However, just because we are using those connected cameras and devices, if we do not do a good job in terms of security, such as utilizing weak passwords, or even no pin, criminals could easily access and control our devices by large scale scanning. According to Gao Sheng, senior software engineer from China’s national Internet Emergency Center, passcodes like “user”, ”admin”, and pure numbers have been widely used, and are the easiest ones to decrypt and hack.See Also: How tweaks to IoT’s supply chain can close security gapsWorldwide ThreatsAs the concept of a connected world is becoming more and more popular, different types of smart home appliances have become first choice for millions of families. And because of this, the cyber attacks on IoT are changing to multiple modes. Outlaws can access all connected appliances by only hacking one router. According to Helpnetsecurity, U.S. (28%) and China (7%) are the two countries that experience the most cyber attacks. In 2015, the X-code Ghost incident had deeply influenced China’s iOS development environment.  It still reigns as the most famous cyber security accident regarding the Internet and IoT in China.Lots of Chinese developers used an unofficial iOS development kit that had been modified by malware, later dubbed X-code Ghost. The malware injected third party code into apps compiled with it. Since this attack happen on the developer side at compile time, even jail broken devices were affected. The X-code Ghost incident influenced lots of popular apps that have billions of users, such as WeChat, Didi, and so on. Both of these popular apps affect every facet of Chinese user’s normal life because of IoT.IoT security attacks caused because of the Internet will not only impact normal people’s life, but also produce more serious problems to large-scale enterprises. Based on the report titled Toward New Possibilities in Threat Management from Price Waterhouse Coopers in 2017, the number of cyber attacks in the East Asia region has rapidly increased by 969%, and security incidents of industrial IoT have increased over 22x. Due to most enterprises using semi-automatic production models, and the popularity of smart connected systems, countless IoT devices have been utilized into the production process. But, many parts of these devices are still keeping the factory passwords, which are weak pins like “user” and “admin”.They Get You Coming in and Going OutFor general users like us, right now, there are two kinds of cyber attacks: inbound and outbound. Inbound cyber attacks target our smart devices like phones, tablets, or cameras directly. DNS Amplification Attacks are common outbound attacks, with over 80% of family level cyber attacks resulting from router issues. To this point, Helpnetsecurity suggested three tips to actively avoid attacks. First, we need to periodically change the passcode of our smart devices and family Internet. Second, do not connect to unknown Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. Last but not least, upgrade device software in a timely fashion.Nowadays, both iOS and Android will send out an upgraded version regularly, even every app on our phone will release upgrades frequently. Some users think these upgrades are annoying and choose to shut down this function, but most of the upgrades are related to security issues. As normal users, timely upgrading of our devices and apps is our best way to increase our cyber safety. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more