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ALZARRI JOSEPH made history on a sensational Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, leading Mumbai Indians to a convincing 40-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.The West Indies paceman claimed the best bowling figures in IPL history as he picked up 6-12 from his 3.4 overs, surpassing Sohail Tanvir’s haul of 6-14 back in 2008.The 22-year-old’s efforts were also the eighth-best in a Twenty20 game.Kieron Pollard had earlier lifted Mumbai from 65-5 with an unbeaten 46 off just 26 balls, helping set the Sunrisers a target of 137.Jonny Bairstow (16) and David Warner (15) got Hyderabad off to a solid start, but the hosts lost their final five wickets for just eight runs in an astonishing collapse.Joseph sparked the incredible finale by removing Deepak Hooda (20) and he ended it with 14 balls remaining by drawing an outside edge from Siddarth Kaul (0) that was snaffled by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.JOSEPH’S DREAM DEBUTThere cannot be many better ways to begin your first IPL appearance than by removing one of the competition’s leading run-scorers with your first delivery. That is precisely what Joseph did.Warner – who sits fourth in the list of all-time IPL runs – attempted to play a huge shot to the boundary at the start of the fifth over but only edged Joseph back onto his stumps.After Windies quick removed Hooda and Rashid Khan off successive deliveries in the 16th over, Hyderabad wilted and Mumbai surged to an impressive victory. POLLARD PUNISHES SUNRISERSMumbai were sitting uncomfortably at 97-7 at the end of the 18th over, with Pollard making just nine off the first 13 balls he faced.However, the 31-year-old plundered a trio of powerful maximums – one from a free hit – off the next set of six from Kaul.The final over saw Pollard add another six and a pair of fours, with some sloppy fielding from Mohammad Nabi and Hooda proving key as the game turned on its head.
The Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey team (4-4-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten) has been off to a great start in the 2018-19 campaign but was left searching for answers against No. 14 North Dakota (4-2-1, 0-0-0-0 NCHC) this past weekend. The No. 16 Badgers fell to the Fighting Hawks in both games of their doubleheader, getting shut out 5–0 Friday and falling 3–2 in an overtime showdown Saturday night.In the series opener, North Dakota was getting everything they wanted and more, jumping out to an early 1–0 lead on a shot from senior forward Rhett Gardner in just the third minute.Wisconsin closed out the first period nicely, outshooting North Dakota eight to seven. But while Wisconsin was taking shots, the Fighting Hawks were taking open shots. There was no hope for Wisconsin goalkeeper Jack Berry, who gave up another goal to round out the first period, eventually allowing another two in the second period before being pulled.The fault shouldn’t fall solely on Berry, who finished with 11 saves — rather, this was a collective flop from a young Badger defense that has played well as of late. In both games, they simply gave up too many open looks.When asked by University of Wisconsin Athletics about pulling Berry, Head Coach Tony Granato expressed the same view.Men’s Basketball: Badgers victorious despite strong UW-Oshkosh effort in exhibitionThe University of Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team defeated their division three opponents, the UW-Oshkosh Titans 82–70 in their lone Read…“We just needed to get him out of there,” Granato said. “The fourth goal obviously wasn’t his fault, so we didn’t want to pull him after that and make it seem like we were blaming him. We waited a couple whistles and wanted to get Daniel [Lebedeff] in there to get some action and get him ready for tomorrow.”The game was pretty much settled by the time Lebedeff entered the game, with Wisconsin trailing 4–0, but North Dakota’s Gardner tacked on one last goal to complete a hat trick and stretch the Fighting Hawk lead to five.Even though Friday night’s opener wasn’t competitive, the series heated up in game two, as Saturday’s entertaining matchup came down to the final seconds of overtime.The Badgers came out firing, as senior Will Johnson netted a crafty pass from senior Seamus Malone within the game’s opening five minutes to give UW a 1–0 lead. The rest of the first period went back-and-forth, with no team earning a clear edge, but the one standout was the absolute wizardry of UW freshman goalkeeper Lebedeff. He finished the game with 30 saves, the highest from a Badger goalie this season, and a .914 save percentage, while making a number of game-changing plays.But it just wasn’t quite enough to keep the lead, as North Dakota got a huge goal in the opening minute of the second period to knot things up at 1–1. The tug-of-war continued into the third, where UW sophomore Tarek Baker tipped in a shot from K’Andre Miller to put the Badgers up 2–1 before North Dakota’s Nick Jones quickly answered to make it 2–2.Football: To spice up midterm election, add referendum on Alex HornibrookVoter turnout among young people has been simply abhorrent, particularly in midterms. Could it be because the last thing a Read…The frustration of the Badgers was obvious, and at the end of the third period, that frustration lead to a five-on-three power play for the Fighting Hawks. Those penalties carried over into OT, and North Dakota took advantage. In the final seconds of the power play, the Fighting Hawks capitalized and got a game-winner out of Jacob Bernard-Docker.In the end, the Badgers couldn’t take an important series on the road against a tough team, but they should not hang their heads. Saturday night’s overtime thriller proved that Wisconsin belongs in the conversation with NCAA hockey’s eliteThe men’s hockey team will be in action again Nov. 9 against No. 8 Minnesota in the first of a two-game set against their Border Battle rival. The series opener can be seen on FOX Sports Wisconsin and heard on 1310 WIBA radio at 7 p.m.
In a post from last summer on LEED for Homes, I mused on the ineffectiveness and confusion surrounding the required Durability Planning process, the preparation of a project-specific Durability Checklist, and third-party inspection of this work.The general consensus among green raters I know is that the entire Durability Planning process in LEED for Homes is confusing, arbitrary, and extremely difficult for most construction teams to get their heads around. Each project team is supposed to fill out a risk assessment form that ranks each principal durability risk as either low, medium, or high, based on the project design and climate. Issues to be ranked include Exterior Water, Interior Moisture Loads, Air Infiltration, Interstitial Condensation, Heat Loss, Ultraviolet Radiation, Pests, and Natural Disasters.While each issue is critical in high-performance homes, I believe that asking the project team to assess the risk level of each and then come up with lists of specific measures to alleviate these risks is counterproductive to creating durable buildings. RELATED ARTICLES GBA Encyclopedia: LEED for HomesWhy Is the U.S. Green Building Council So Out of Touch?It’s 2012 — Do You Know Where Your LEED for Homes Is?How to Cheat* at LEED for HomesNew Urbanist Andres Duany Lashes Out at LEEDGreen Building Programs Got Some ’Splainin’ to DoEqual-Opportunity Feather Ruffling Almost all other green building programs have checklists of requirements and extra-point items that address durability. Simple process: You do it, check it off, meet the prerequisites or get your points. But not LEED for Homes. They need to create a “process” that the team must go through to make sure that the specific items they include in their project match the specific needs of the project and the climate.In theory, this process may be good, but in practice, teams typically miss critical items, include excessive amounts of items that are marginally effective, and throw in a few that don’t relate to the specific risk. The amount of time spent addressing the durability plan often exceeds the value it brings to a project.In case you didn’t think it was complicated enoughSo, I was on a LEED for Homes conference call this week that included an extended discussion of new clarifications on the Durability Planning process bestowed on us from the USGBC gods in Washington, D.C. The durability plan can provide a bonus of three full points for project teams if they are able to have all their listed measures verified by a third party.The new ruling determines that to obtain the third-party verification points, the Durability Inspection Checklist must have at least 18 to 20 specific items on it (excluding up to six prerequisites that are required to be on the list anyway). So, you now must figure out how to distinguish between prerequisites and regular durability measures, assemble the list with not too many but not too few items on it, and make sure that all of them are independently verified to get your extra points.Almost no one understood it before, so why complicate it further?I have to admit that trying to explain to project teams how to create their durability forms, and reviewing them for accuracy during the process, verges on the comical. In theory, engaging the team to work together to come up with high-performance building specifications is an intriguing idea; in practice, it is like trying to herd cats and ducks together, all of whom would rather be out doing what they normally do. Most green raters are just beginning to get their under-educated project teams to figure out this particular process, when BOOM! The USGBC adds this extra layer of complexity on it.Why can’t they just act like other programs and put together a list of measures to use if they apply to your project? I do believe that most of the people working in D.C. are well-intentioned and honestly do want to make the program better, but there seems to be a lack of focus and leadership when edicts come down that do little more than make minor adjustments and add layers of complexity.It reminds me of doctors who prescribe medicine for one condition, which creates side effects, for which they prescribe another medicine. Eventually, most of the medications are only taken to correct side effects, and no one ever considers taking a holistic view of the situation.I feel like every ruling that comes down from the USGBC is designed to correct a small problem, usually creating other unintended consequences of its own, which then need to be fixed with another ruling. When will someone take a step back and give this program the big-picture overview that it desperately deserves?One final rantI also learned that the USGBC is planning to develop an online checklist for the LEED for Homes program, apparently modeled after the NAHB scoring sheet for their green building program. Anyone who has been following me for a while probably has heard me whine about that online scoring tool. While it is comprehensive and lacks many of the obtuse complexities of the LEED checklist, it is so painfully slow that it makes the NAHB program more rather than less difficult to manage. Incidentally, the NAHB has just come out with an offline, Excel-based version of their checklist, which works quite well, due mostly to push-back from verifiers including myself.While there is no love lost for the LEED for Homes Excel spreadsheet, I am really concerned that, based on previous behavior, moving this particular part of the program to an online tool — if it isn’t thought through completely and systemically from the very beginning — may very possibly make things worse, rather than better.I once saw some brilliant graffiti at a bar: “Eschew obfuscation.” We would all be well served if this was taken to heart.
(Phys.org)—At a cryptography gathering in Leuven, Belgium, on Tuesday, Cambridge University researchers made it known that they do not like what they see in chip and pin systems. Banks rely on customer confidence in their word that chip and pin systems are safe, but the researchers tell quite a different story. Part of the problem has to do with the number generators, which the researchers give a failing grade. Each time a customer is involved in a chip and pin transaction, withdrawing cash or buying goods, a unique unpredictable number is created to authenticate the transaction. The unpredictable number, generated by software, is supposed to be chosen at random. But researchers say the number is highly predictable, because dates or timestamps had been used. www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/20 … the-pre-play-attack/www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/Papers/unattack.pdf Explore further © 2012 Phys.org More information: Their paper, “Chip and Skim: Cloning EMV Cards with the Pre-play Attack” presents the troubling details of weaknesses in protocol and random number generation which leave customers in the cold as fraud victims. “EMV” is the name given to the system from its original developers Europay, MasterCard and Visa. The system is also known as chip and pin, and is the leading system for card payments, in Europe, much of Asia, and starting to be used in North America. Payment cards contain a chip so they can execute an authentication protocol. POS terminals or ATMs generate the unpredictable number, for each transaction to ensure it is fresh. Some EMV implementers have merely used counters, timestamps or home-grown algorithms to supply this number. This exposes them to a pre-play attack, say the Cambridge team. The researchers find it shocking that many ATMs and point-of-sale terminals have “seriously defective” random number generators, often “just counters.”The study authors also point to a key shortcoming at the protocol level where “the party depending upon freshness in the protocol is not the party responsible for generating it.” Although the issuing bank is depending on the merchant for transaction freshness, they said, the merchant “may not be incentivised to provide it, may not be able to deliver it correctly due to lack of end-to-end authentication with the issuer, and might even be collusive (directly or indirectly).”The study team’s harshest words are for those banks that “suppress information about known vulnerabilities, with the result that fraud victims continue to be denied refunds.” The researchers argue the lack of fairness when any customer who complains of fraud may be told by the bank that since EMVs are secure, the victim is mistaken “or lying when they dispute card transactions.” And yet, said the study, “again and again, the banks have turned out to be wrong.” One vulnerability after another has been discovered and exploited by criminals. They said it has mostly been left to independent security researchers to identify what is happening and to spread the word.The researchers said that, in looking for solutions, it would not be practical to turn to what is a slow and complex negotiation process between merchants, banks and vendors. “It is time for bank regulators to take an interest,” they said. “It’s welcome that the US Federal Reserve is now paying attention, and time for European regulators to follow suit.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Cambridge researchers show Chip and PIN system vulnerable to fraud Citation: Cambridge team exposes EMV card vulnerabilities (2012, September 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-cambridge-team-exposes-emv-card.html
Art is nothing but expression. We as the most evolved creatures of this universe are in a continuous dialogue- at times with our own selves and often with those around. Impressions of what we think and what we perceive is what we communicate. This is what is the concept behind Arts Unlimited’s Great Masters of Europe in High Renaissance exhibition is all about. The exhibition started on 3 and will continue till 9 November at the capital’s Rabindra Bhavan. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Showcasing the works of ten upcoming artists, the exhibition is curated by Poonam Rana. It is also supporting the works of some artists from modest backgrounds. . A discerning jury will be awarding the best artist. The guests of honor include personalities from the world of fitness, fashion, art and NGOs while the participating artist are- Subrata Ganguly, Poonam Rana, Jamal Ahmed, R.YogeshwarArt is a means of a dialogue between man and man. And what better can it be, when this dialogue serves a noble cause too. Arts Shows Unlimited believe in expanding the horizons and providing a worthy platform to display their artworks to some very promising artists, who have stayed away from display of their works, due to their modest financial backgrounds. The idea is make art accessible for everyone.Where: Lalit Kala Akedemy, Rabindra Bhawan When: On till 9 November