WILMINGTON, MA — The WHS Girls Varsity Tennis Team lost to Burlington High, 4-1, on Wednesday, May 9 in Burlington.Wilmington junior Emily Hill was defeated by Madison Metzdorf, 6-1, 6-1.Wilmington junior Lia Kourkoutas was defeated by Arya Bhat, 6-2, 6-1.Wilmington sophomore Carolyn Roney defeated Liz Gillespie, 7-6, 6-4.Wilmington junior Jessica D’Arco and senior Krista Brown were defeated by Jessica Abrevaya and Alexandria Fioya, 6-1, 6-1.Wilmington seniors Jill Roche and Lauren Field were defeated by Niti Seereeram and Madison McDonald, 7-6, 6-3.The WHS Girls Varsity Tennis Team also lost to Belmont High, 3-2, on Thursday, May 10 in Wilmington.Wilmington junior Emily Hill defeated Caroline Dustin, 6-2, 6-2.Wilmington junior Lia Kourkoutas was defeated by Julia Logan, 7-6, 6-0.Wilmington sophomore Carolyn Roney defeated Simona Casale, 6-1, 6-2.Wilmington junior Jessica D’Arco and senior Krista Brown were defeated by Eliza Jones and Izzy Lefebrve, 6-0, 6-0.Wilmington seniors Jill Roche and Lauren Field were defeated by Cassie Wang and Julie Choi, 6-4, 7-5.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS GIRLS TENNIS: Wilmington Drops Close One To Burlington HighIn “Sports”WHS GIRLS TENNIS: Wildcats Defeat Stoneham & Wakefield On Back-To-Back DaysIn “Sports”WHS GIRLS TENNIS: Wildcats Fall To Burlington, But Beat WakefieldIn “Sports”
After acquiring Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion, search engine giant Google Inc has named Dennis Woodside, former president of Google’s Americas region, as the new CEO of Motorola.Sanjay Jha, former CEO of Motorola, has stepped down, giving way for Dennis Woodside to take up the task of leading the cellphone company.The deal was struck after the companies won the approval of the Chinese government for the acquisition. Google said that the company has agreed to keep its Android software open and free for at least five years in order to get the approval. It also has agreed to charge reasonable fees for technology licenses.Larry Page, CEO of Google, announced on the search engine’s official blog that the deal with Motorola Mobility had been closed. He also expressed his happiness on the deal, saying that phones have changed people’s lives.”It’s why I’m excited to announce today that our Motorola Mobility deal has closed. Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven the mobile revolution, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation, including the creation of the first cell phone. We all remember Motorola’s StarTAC, which at the time seemed tiny and showed the real potential of these devices. And as a company who made a big, early bet on Android, Motorola has become an incredibly valuable partner to Google,” wrote Page.Larry Page said that Sanjay Jha, former CEO of Motorola, will ensure smooth transition.”Sanjay Jha, who was responsible for building the company and placing that big bet on Android, has stepped down as CEO. I would like to thank him for his efforts and am tremendously pleased that he will be working to ensure a smooth transition as long-time Googler Dennis Woodside takes over as CEO of Motorola Mobility,” he said.Page also expressed his confidence in the new CEO of Motorola, saying that he’s already off to great start.”I’ve known Dennis for nearly a decade, and he’s been phenomenal at building teams and delivering on some of Google’s biggest bets. One of his first jobs at Google was to put on his backpack and build our businesses across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia. More recently he helped increase our revenue in the U.S. from $10.8 billion to $17.5 billion in under three years as President of the Americas region. Dennis has always been a committed partner to our customers and I know he will be an outstanding leader of Motorola. As an Ironman triathlete, he’s got plenty of energy for the journey ahead – and he’s already off to great start with some very strong new hires for the Motorola team,” he said.
Lakshmi Mittal, chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal.ReutersThe court suggested that the payment of Rs 420 billion by LN Mittal-led ArcelorMittal be distributed among financial and operational creditors in the ratio of 85:15. If the court’s suggestion is accepted, operational creditors will get Rs 46 billion as against their total claim of Rs 47 billion, while financial creditors such as Standard Chartered will have to take a big hit.Former promoters Ruia family’s last-minute offer to pay over Rs 540 billion to allow the steel company exit bankruptcy proceedings further complicated the case. Pointing towards continued litigation, last week after the NCLT order was delivered, an Essar Group spokesperson had said, “We continue to believe that our settlement proposal of Rs 543.9 billion is the most compelling one available to Essar Steel creditors and fulfils the IBC’s declared overriding objective of value maximisation, which has been established time and again by courts at all levels.” Prashant Ruia, Director, Essar Capital speaks during a news conference at the company’s headquarters in Mumbai, India August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiReutersStandard Chartered Bank and Prashant Ruia, member of Essar Steel promoter family, have filed separate appeals in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal against the bankruptcy tribunal’s order last week, which awarded the steelmaker to ArcelorMittal. The British financial services giant is the third largest secured financial creditor of the beleaguered Essar Steel.The bank has requested the higher tribunal to quash the Ahmedabad bench of National Company Law Tribunal’s order that approved the Luxembourg-based steel company’s Rs 420 billion debt resolution plan for Essar Steel. Standard Chartered has also sought the rejection of the plan, The Economic Times reported. The bank has maintained that the implementation of ArcelorMittal’s plan will lead to its dues being curtailed to just Rs 600 million from the current outstanding amount of Rs 34.9 billion.Similarly, Prashant Ruia, a member of the suspended board, has decided to file an appeal to seek a stay on the resolution plan. An official appeal has not been filed yet as the written order of the Ahmedabad bench is still awaited. He has mentioned his intention to appeal before a two-member bench, headed by Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya, which asked it to be listed after the NCLT posts its full written order. Ruia contends that members of the superseded board of the company should have been included in all creditor meetings that approved the plan. The argument draws parallels with the recent apex court judgement in the Ruchi Soya case, where the judge had ruled that resolution plans be shared with the suspended board members of the company.A Tricky AffairEssar Steel’s resolution has turned out to be one of the trickiest ones under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC). The case has been dragging on for over 580 days as against the stipulated 270 days under the law due to multiple litigations by the former promoters, Standard Chartered bank and some operational creditors. Last week, NCLT had cleared the decks for Essar Steel’s acquisition by ArcelorMittal after mollifying the operational creditors through a larger payout from the resolution amount.
Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesRick Saccone, Republican candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, takes questions form reporters last week in Pittsburgh. Saccone has needed millions of dollars in spending from Republican allies to stave off the strong challenge from the Democratic candidate, Conor Lamb.At least for one more day, the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania are alive with the sound of campaign cash.Voters in the state’s 18th congressional district tomorrow elect a new member of Congress. It’s a surprisingly close race in this reliably-Republican district between Democratic former prosecutor Conor Lamb, and Republican state legislator Rick Saccone. GOP and conservative groups are shoveling in dollars to overcome Saccone’s lackluster fundraising — this despite his claim that he “was Trump before Trump was Trump.”The Center for Responsive Politics reported Friday the two sides had spent a total of $15.6 million — slightly more than the most costly House races in 2016, although far less than the maelstrom of a special election in Georgia last year, which cost $69.2 million.Republicans have poured more than twice as much into the Pennsylvania race as Democrats. That flood of spending comes even though the district won’t exist after this November’s election following the state Supreme Court’s decision to redraw Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts. Neither Lamb nor Saccone will reside in the redrawn district.Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in the 18th, but it votes Republican. Trump carried the 18th in 2016 with 58 percent of the vote.Republican Rep. Tim Murphy represented the district from 2003 until this year. He resigned due to an extramarital affair in which he suggested his partner get an abortion. Tomorrow’s election is to choose his successor.Republicans fear that a loss will chill their hopes of holding control of the House this fall. There’s anxiety that if Lamb wins, more Republican incumbents will join the record-setting 37 of their colleagues already headed for the Capitol Hill exit ramp.White House counselor Kellyanne Conway campaigned for Saccone last week, and President Trump flew in for a rally Saturday. Donald Trump Jr. is expected to campaign for Saccone today. Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Ivanka Trump campaigned in February.Among the luminaries who have stumped for Lamb is former vice president Joe Biden, who visited the district last week.Saccone’s small-town style of campaigning has put him nearly on the sidelines of the campaign. As of last week, he had spent $613,000 to Lamb’s $3 million.“Rick Saccone has had difficulty raising money, to be candid,” a Republican political operative familiar with the race told NPR. He said Saccone “doesn’t have a natural fundraising base [and] has never really had to do it” in his campaigns for the state legislature.So the energy behind the Saccone effort is brought in from Washington, D.C.: the National Republican Congressional Committee and Republican National Committee, plus superPACs Congressional Leadership Fund and America First Action. They and their allies have spent $10.3 million, versus $1.7 million by pro-Lamb entities.“Normally this would be a bad strategy [for Republicans], but it’s clearly the way to stay competitive,” said political scientist Michael Franz, with the Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks campaign advertising and spending. He said that ordinarily, “it could lead to repeat messages or competitive messages,” which would hurt, not help, the candidate.In the 2016 elections, Murphy ran unopposed and spent $1.5 million. No outside groups got involved.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share
Kolkata: A medical studies aspirant from Delhi was allegedly duped by some miscreants who had promised to arrange her admission to a private medical college against several lakh rupees. Police have arrested two persons in this connection.According to the police, one Swapna Thakur of RK Puram in New Delhi was contacted by a person claiming to be M Haque over phone a few days ago who assured her admission to a private medical college in West Bengal. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen Thakur asked how he would manage to secure her admission, Haque stated that he have some seats reserved through management quota at a medical college in Budge Budge, South 24-Parganas. Thakur got convinced and decided to reach Kolkata. About three days ago, Thakur along with her father and father’s friend reached Kolkata Airport. At the Airport, one person claiming to be Vishnadeb Pramanik received them and told he had come on behalf of Haque. Later, they lodged in a hotel at Park Circus and were asked to reach in front SSKM hospital on Tuesday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhen Thakur reached in front of SSKM, Pramanik told them to hand over some necessary documents needed to arrange her admission. He also informed that Rs 30 lakh was needed to maker the arrangements. Later, Pramanik went to their hotel and took a cheque of Rs 6 lakh. When Thakur’s father was about to write the cheque, he was asked to write one Chandan Panda’s name on the cheque as he is the key person in this procedure. On Wednesday, Thakur and her father were again called by Pramanik and asked to reach SSKM in the afternoon. After Thakur and her father reached SSKM hospital, Pramanik met them and demanded more money in cash. Smelling a rat, Thakur and her father started questioning Pramanik and he tried to flee the place. When Thakur blocked his way and started questioning him again, he tried to run away. In the meantime, her father screamed alerting pedestrians and other relatives of some patients who helped them catch Pramanik. He was immediately taken to the police out post at SSKM hospital. Later, Bhawanipore police station was informed. After Thakur lodged a complaint Pramanik was arrested. Police have nabbed one more person identified as Chandan panda after interrogating Pramanik. The sleuths are suspecting that some more persons are involved in this scam.
Are your toddler’s fingers and hands movement slow? Is his/her ability to relate to and interact with others as well as problem-solving skills delayed? Blame it on your obesity, researchers say.The findings showed that apart from health related issues, children of obese mothers were nearly 70 per cent more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill – the ability to control movement of small muscles, such as those in the fingers and hands – by age 3, when compared to children of normal-weight mothers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfChildren with obese fathers were 75 per cent more likely to fail measures of social competence – an indicator of how well they were able to relate to and interact with others by age 3. Those born to extremely obese couples were nearly three times more likely to fail tests of problem-solving ability by age three.“Our study is one of the few that also includes information about fathers, and our results suggest that dad’s weight also has significant influence on child development,” said lead author, Edwina Yeung, from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the US. However, it is not yet known how parental obesity might increase children’s risk for developmental delay. Animal studies have indicated that obesity during pregnancy may promote inflammation, which could affect the foetal brain and could also affect the expression of genes in sperm. If the link between parental obesity and developmental delays is confirmed, physicians may need to take parental weight into account when screening young children for delays and early interventional services, the researchers said.
On 31st July 2018, Eric Holmes, a security researcher gained access to Homebrew’s GitHub repo easily (He documents his experience in an in-depth Medium post). Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system with well-known packages like node, git, and many more. It simplifies the installation of software on macOS. The Homebrew repository contains its recently elevated scopes. Eric gained access to git push on Homebrew/brew and Homebrew/homebrew-core. He was able to invade and make his first commit into Homebrew’s GitHub repo within 30 minutes. Attack = Higher chances of obtaining user credentials After getting an easy access to Homebrew’s GitHub repositories, Eric’s prime motive was to uncover user credentials of some of the members of Homebrew GitHub org. For this, he made use of an OSSINT tool by Michael Henriksen called gitrob, which easily automates the credential search. However, he could not find anything interesting. Next, he explored Homebrew’s previously disclosed issues on https://hackerone.com/Homebrew, which led him to the observation that Homebrew runs a Jenkins instance that’s (intentionally) publicly exposed at https://jenkins.brew.sh. With further invasion into the repo, Eric encountered that the builds in the “Homebrew Bottles” project were making authenticated pushes to the BrewTestBot/homebrew-core repo. This further led him to an exposed GitHub API token. The token opened commit access to these core Homebrew repos: Homebrew/brew Homebrew/homebrew-core Homebrew/formulae.brew.sh Eric stated in his post that, “If I were a malicious actor, I could have made a small, likely unnoticed change to the openssl formulae, placing a backdoor on any machine that installed it.” Via such a backdoor, intruders could have gained access to private company networks that use Homebrew. This could further lead to data breach on a large scale. Eric reported this issue to Homebrew developer, Mike McQuaid. Following which, he publicly disclosed the issue on the blog at https://brew.sh/2018/08/05/security-incident-disclosure/. Within a few hours the credentials had been revoked, replaced and sanitised within Jenkins so they would not be revealed in future. Homebrew/brew and Homebrew/homebrew-core were updated so non-administrators on those repositories cannot push directly to master. The Homebrew team worked with GitHub to audit and ensure that the given access token wasn’t used maliciously, and didn’t make any unexpected commits to the core Homebrew repos. As an ethical hacker, Eric reported the vulnerabilities he found to the Homebrew team and did no harm to the repo itself. But, not all projects may have such happy endings. How can one safeguard their systems from supply chain attacks? The precautions which Eric Holmes took were credible. He informed the Homebrew developer. However, not every hacker has good intentions and it is one’s responsibility to make sure to keep a check on all the supply chains associated to an organization. Keeping a check on all the libraries One should not allow random libraries into the supply chain. This is because it is difficult to partition libraries with organization’s custom code, thus both run with the same privilege risking the company’s security. One should make sure to levy certain policies around the code the company wishes to allow. Only projects with high popularity, active committers, and evidence of process should be allowed. Establishing guidelines Each company should create guidelines for secure use of the libraries selected. For this, a prior definition of what the libraries are expected to be used for should be made. The developers should also be detailed in safely installing, configuring, and using each library within their code. Identification of dangerous methods and how to use them safely should also be taken care of. A thorough vigilance within the inventory Every organization should keep a check within their inventories to know what open source libraries they are using. They should also ensure to set up a notification system which keeps them abreast of which new vulnerabilities the applications and servers are affected. Protection during runtime Organizations should also make use of runtime application security protection (RASP) to prevent both known and unknown library vulnerabilities from being exploited. If in case they notice new vulnerabilities, the RASP infrastructure enables one to respond in minutes. The software supply chain is the important part to create and deploy applications quickly. Hence, one should take complete care to avoid any misuse via this channel. 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