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Respect for Dhoni will always remain sky high KohliRespect for Dhoni will always remain sky high Kohli

first_imgManchester: A “mentor without being assertive” was how Virat Kohli Monday described Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose seamless transition from a two-time World Cup winning skipper to just another player in the team earned him “sky-high respect” from his successor. Playing in his last World Cup, Dhoni has been a mentor to all the current players including the skipper himself, and all of them are fiercely loyal towards the former skipper. “From the respect point of view for MS, it’s always going to be sky high, especially in my eyes, because I know how difficult it can be to make a transition from captaining also,” Kohli’s reply to a question on the former skipper was filled with admiration. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “It’s not easy to be another player in the side after captaining it for decades and therein lies Dhoni’s greatness. Being a mentor but without being assertive, which the team acknowledges.” The batting mainstay took over the Test reins from Dhoni in December 2014 and the limited overs captaincy in January 2017. “You know, within the same team, just playing as a player after being captain for so many years and still not being too assertive or too pushy in anything. He gives you space to make your own decisions and to actually discover yourself, so I think that’s been his biggest quality,” Kohli said. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open Getting Dhoni’s inputs is pure gold and a privilege that he has enjoyed as a skipper, according to Kohli. “At the same time, I go ask him anything, he’s there giving me advice and he’s never shying away from that. So yeah, he’s been outstanding and I’m delighted that I have been able to play for so many years alongside him.” There is a sense of gratitude in him as well as the likes of Rohit Sharma, all of whom Dhoni had backed to the hilt as skipper despite initial failures. “The respect will always be there because of the opportunities that he gave us and the faith that he showed in us and the way he’s handled the whole team in transition over so many years. “And now we are the ones who are taking Indian cricket forward,” the eloquent skipper said. Dhoni’s international retirement has been a hotly debated topic but Kohli felt that the focus should be more on “MS the personality”. “We understand the importance of that process (of transition). So I’m glad you asked about MS, the personality, because a lot has been in focus otherwise,” the skipper said. The respect that the current Indian team has earned is because of how Dhoni built it, said the skipper. “When a person has done so much for the team you have to appreciate and acknowledge how he’s handled and taken the respect for Indian cricket so high all over the world. We are all very grateful for what he’s done for Indian cricket and for us.” Kohli paid an emotional tribute on Dhoni’s 38th birthday and said that the former skipper is in a happy and comfortable space. “… And he’s always been in a very happy, jovial mood all the time whenever we see him. Yesterday again was a very happy moment for him, for the whole team, to see a smile on his face and he’s in a very comfortable, very happy space at the moment,” Kohli said, speaking about the birthday celebrations. After winning the 2011 World Cup on home soil, Kohli had famously said “Sachin Tendulkar carried Indian cricket for 21 years and it’s time that we carry him on our shoulders”. He later said that it was impromptu. Asked if something similar could be on the cards if India win this World Cup and he responded, “I didn’t prepare that one in 2011 so I’m certainly not going to write anything down,” he quipped.last_img read more

US launches offensive ‘to warn Iran’, deploys carrier strike groupUS launches offensive ‘to warn Iran’, deploys carrier strike group

first_imgWashington: Stepping up pressure on Iran, the US has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send a “clear and unmistakable” message to Tehran that any attack on American interests or its allies will be met with “unrelenting force”. National Security Advisor John Bolton said the decision to deploy the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region in the Middle East was in response to a number of “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran. The deployment of the strike group and bomber task force comes after US President Donald Trump last month refused to give waivers to countries like India from buying oil from Iran, in an attempt to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportAfter coming to power, Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 landmark Iranian nuclear deal last year and has imposed stringent sanctions against what he describes as the “authoritarian” Iranian regime. Under the accord, Iran had agreed to limit its sensitive nuclear activities and allow in international inspectors in return for sanctions relief. “In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force,” Bolton said Sunday. “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces,” he said in a statement.last_img read more

Trudeau to address European Parliament meet Angela Merkel in GermanyTrudeau to address European Parliament meet Angela Merkel in Germany

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fields a question at a news conference during a visit to Fredericton on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is off to Europe next week to address the European Parliament and for a face-to-face meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Trudeau’s office says he will travel to Strasbourg, France to address the European Parliament, which is expected to vote to ratify the Canada-EU free trade deal next week.Trudeau’s Berlin visit with Merkel, arguably Europe’s most influential politician, comes as the EU tries to deal with the ascendance of Donald Trump and his protectionist, inward looking “America First” foreign policy.Trudeau and Merkel will discuss “key foreign policy and commercial priorities” for Canada and Germany, says the Prime Minister’s Office.Trudeau will also travel to Hamburg, where he will be the guest of honour for the city’s annual St. Matthew’s Day banquet.Merkel and Trudeau spoke by telephone in December after a truck driven by a Tunisian asylum seeker rammed a Christmas celebration in Berlin killing 12. Trudeau to address European Parliament, meet Angela Merkel in Germany by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 8, 2017 11:42 am MDT Last Updated Feb 8, 2017 at 12:46 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN mission reports rocket fire from south Lebanon towards IsraelUN mission reports rocket fire from south Lebanon towards Israel

According to a UN spokesperson in New York, the Mission’s radar picked up the activity at around 6 a.m. local time. Israeli authorities informed UNIFIL that one rocket impacted in northern Israel. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) returned artillery fire towards the general area of the fired rockets, said the UN. “This is a serious incident in violation of UN Security Council resolution 1701 and is clearly directed at undermining stability in the area,” stressed UNIFIL Force Commander, Major-General Paolo Serra.The Mission’s leadership is in close contact with the parties – urging maximum restraint to prevent further escalation of the situation. No casualties have been reported from either side and there has been no claim of responsibility. Major-General Serra underscored, “It is imperative to identify and apprehend the perpetrators of this attack.” In coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces, UNIFIL has reinforced its presence on the ground and intensified patrols to prevent any additional incidents.UNIFIL, in cooperation with the parties, is currently investigating to determine the facts and circumstances of the incident. read more

Googles Jules Verne Logo is PacmanLevel CoolGoogles Jules Verne Logo is PacmanLevel Cool

first_imgGoogle today is celebrating what would be Jules Verne’s 182nd birthday, if god had a really sick sense of humor. The search giant is celebrating the visionary author with a tribute to one of his best known works, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The Google doodle has been refashioned to look like the portholes of an old timey submarine. A control panel on the right side lets you maneuver the ship, shifting the orientation of the water and marine life outside.AdChoices广告Shades of the crazy-popular Google Pac-Man doodle on this one. Thankfully for the sake of the working world, the limited functionality of the Jules Verne logo likely won’t cost the business world quite so many man hours as its spherical yellow predecessor.last_img

Le butinage mnémonique de lêtre humainLe butinage mnémonique de lêtre humain

first_imgLe ‘butinage’ mnémonique de l’être humainDes chercheurs britanniques et américains ont montré expérimentalement que l’être humain, pour rechercher des informations dans différentes parties de sa mémoire, utilise une stratégie qui s’approche de celle des oiseaux ou des insectes. Ceux-ci passent d’une source de nourriture à une autre en optimisant le temps passé sur chacune.Le “théorème de la valeur marginale” des éthologistes stipule qu’au cours de sa recherche de nourriture, un animal (oiseau ou insecte) exploite une source donnée (une branche d’arbre fruitier, par exemple) avant de passer à une autre (la branche voisine), de façon à optimiser le ratio entre énergie dépensée à chercher (les fruits) et énergie gagnée en mangeant (les fruits qu’il a pu dénicher). Il s’agit donc de passer d’une source à l’autre en temps opportun, même si la première n’est pas totalement épuisée. En est-il de même pour l’homme à la recherche d’informations nombreuses dans sa mémoire, lors d’une tâche donnée ?À lire aussiCourir, c’est bon aussi pour la mémoire selon une étude !Pour le savoir, des chercheurs de l’Université de Warwick (Royaume-Uni) et de l’Université de l’Indiana (États-Unis) ont demandé à 141 étudiants de premier cycle (46 hommes et 95 femmes) de citer en 3 minutes le maximum de noms d’animaux. Les résultats ont ensuite été analysés en utilisant un schéma de catégorisation ainsi qu’un modèle d’espace sémantique (association de mots logiquement liés) appelé Beagle.Il s’avère que les personnes scrutant soit trop longtemps, soit pas assez longtemps une même ‘catégorie’ à l’intérieur de leur mémoire (par exemple celle des animaux domestiques, celle des grands félins, etc.), ont été moins performantes que celles qui ont mieux su estimer le meilleur moment pour basculer d’une catégorie mnémonique à une autre. En d’autres termes, les gens qui ont le plus étroitement adhéré au théorème de la valeur marginale ont été les plus efficaces.”Comme un oiseau entre les branches” “En raison de la façon dont l’attention humaine a évolué, nous nous demandions si les humains pourraient utiliser les mêmes stratégies [que les animaux butineurs] pour se ’nourrir’ dans leur propre mémoire. Il s’avère qu’ils le font. Lorsque nous sommes confrontés à une tâche de mémoire, nous nous concentrons sur des groupes spécifiques d’informations et nous ‘sautons’ de l’un à l’autre, comme un oiseau entre les branches”, conclut le Dr Thomas Hills qui a participé à l’étude publiée dans Psychological Revue. Le 4 mars 2012 à 14:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Investment banking analyst is UKs highest paid entrylevel role for 2019Investment banking analyst is UKs highest paid entrylevel role for 2019

first_imgThe position of investment banking analyst is the highest-paying entry-level job role in the UK for 2019, with a median base salary of £50,752 a year, according to research by Glassdoor.Its 10 Highest-paying entry level jobs list identifies those roles, excluding internships, with the highest median annual base salaries, as reported by UK-based employees aged 25 or younger, on Glassdoor between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018. To feature on the list, jobs must have received at least 20 salary reports within the reporting period, taking account of job title normalisation.Software engineers were found to have the second highest entry-level salaries in the UK, offering a median of £34,106 a year, while annual pay for business analysts reaches £32,142, placing them in third place. Data scientists rank fourth, with a median base salary of £30,791, while entry level financial analysts roles place fifth in the list, with an annual median base salary of £28,717.Those employed as software developers have the sixth highest-paid entry level job role in the UK, earning a median base salary of £28,609. This is compared to civil engineers, who can earn £28,475 in an entry level role, audit assistants, who may take home up to £28,288 a year, and design engineers, who also receive an annual median base salary of £28,288.Mechanical engineers rank last within the top 10 highest-paid entry-level job roles, with a median base salary of £28,273 a year.Amanda Stansell, economic research analyst at Glassdoor, said: “While salary is by no means the only factor that young job seekers consider when deciding where to work, it is still a significant one.“Investment banks have traditionally been the most generous with salaries to attract entry-level talent, putting candidates through their paces in often gruelling interview processes. However, while an analyst at an investment bank still attracts the largest salary, four of the 10 highest-paying entry level roles are technology roles. This shows that employers are willing to pay handsomely to find technology talent.”last_img read more

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Openings On School Districts Strategic Plan Planning GroupVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Openings On School Districts Strategic Plan Planning Group

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a message from Wilmington School Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand:Parents/Guardians, Students, Staff, Administrators and Community RepresentativesIf you are interested in being involved in the Strategic Plan Planning Group, please forward your interest by email to by Friday, November 30th. Please indicate which group you are representing (parent/guardian, student, staff, administrator, community member). The meetings will be held from 2:00pm – 5:30pm on the following dates, at a location to be determined, and you must be able to commit to all four (4) dates:Thursday, December 13Thursday, February 14Friday, March 15Monday, May 6Thank you in advance for your interest and commitment.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSuperintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”Acts Of Vandalism Reported At Wilmington Middle School; Superintendent RespondsIn “Education”Wilmington School System Receives $20K State Grant For Safety & Security UpgradesIn “Education”last_img read more

Ash from Russian Volcano Diverts Nightly Flight into NomeAsh from Russian Volcano Diverts Nightly Flight into Nome

first_imgThe Shiveluch volcano as seen from the International Space Station in July 2007. (Photo: NASA via public domain)Ash from a Russian volcano diverted the nightly flight into Nome Thursday.The Global Volcanism Program at the Smithsonian Institution tracked “powerful explosions” last week and into this week from the Shiveluch volcano, considered one of the most active volcanos on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, that sent plumes of ash up 32,800 feet in the air.Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Nome said Thursday that the ash cloud went to the mid level and lower level of the jet stream, sending it east toward Alaska. The plume then combined with a high pressure mid-level system over the Bering Sea, suspending the ash cloud over the central and eastern Norton Sound by Thursday.“As it came across on the mid-level and upper-level jet stream, the ash kind of got sucked in with those winds,” said Christopher Clarke with the National Weather Service in Nome. “It went almost clear over the Chukotsk Peninsula, and was directed down around the backside of the high, and it’s come right over the top of Nome [as of Thursday night].”Alaska Airlines confirmed the flight overflew Nome due to the volcanic ash in the area.The Shiveluch volcano’s approximate location. (Image: Google Maps)Halley Knigge, a spokesperson with Alaska Airlines, said the nightly flight made it from Anchorage to Kotzebue without incident. The plane left Kotzebue at 7:03 p.m. and “observed a haze in the area” around Nome. Following the airline’s policy of “never flying through areas of known ash,” the crew diverted the plane to Anchorage (the flight’s ultimate destination) and landed at 8:33 p.m. Knigge said the airline expects the ash cloud to dissipate, and to resume regular flights, by Friday morning.It was unknown Thursday if smaller planes, which typically fly lower than larger commercial jets, were affected by the ash cloud.Forecasters say the plume is moving down the Norton Sound coast and could move over the Yukon Delta before likely dissipating within the next day or so.Volcano watchers with Russia’s Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, who are continuing to monitor the Shiveluch volcano, reported Friday that “explosive … eruption of the volcano continues” with “ash explosions up to 32,800 feet [that] could occur at any time.” The volcanologists and other observers caution that “ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.”You can see webcam videos of the volcano and its eruptions atthe Volcano Discovery website.last_img read more

Veteran Town hall to be held in PalmerVeteran Town hall to be held in Palmer

first_imgThis weekend, the first Veteran Town Hall to be held in Alaska is happening in Palmer.Listen Now The event is part of a growing national movement to better integrate the lives and experiences of veterans with the civilian world. Veterans Town Halls are non-partisan opportunities for former service members to speak to an audience for ten minutes apiece about “what it felt like to go to war.” Non-veterans are invited to listen. The forums started last year in Massachusetts from an idea by former conflict journalist Sebastian Junger.This year they’re happening in eight states.Amy Buschatz is an organizer for Team Red, White and Blue in Alaska, the veterans’ support community organizing the town hall.“I hear a lot, ‘I wish I knew how to support our veterans,’ and I think that we often try to fill that gap by doing something like giving people a 10 percent discount or saying ‘thank you for your service,’” Buschatz said. “Those are great things, but if you knew somebody’s story and knew where they were coming from you might be better equipped to reach into their lives and do something that’s actually going to impact them.”Buschatz is also a reporter and editor with the news site, and her husband served in the Army. She said the Team Red, White, and Blue’s overall aim is connecting vets with nearby members of their community, usually through activities, public service, or exercise. And Buschatz said the town halls fit the same mold.“We believe that people do better in community. That we want to have community and that we need community to really thrive,” Buschatz said. “And our veteran are coming from a place where they are used to that community and then thrown into the civilian world where they don’t necessarily have that.”The Veterans Town Hall is at the Palmer Depot, Sunday Nov. 13, from 2 – 4 p.m. You can find more information about Anchorage’s chapter of Team Red, White, and Blue by searching for them on Facebook.last_img read more

Quader says floodhit roads to be repaired before EidQuader says floodhit roads to be repaired before Eid

first_imgA road is damaged by flooding in Sadar upazila of Sylhet district. Photo: Prothom AloRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the roads in the flood-affected areas will be repaired on emergency basis ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.”The roads in the flood-affected areas have been damaged and those are being repaired on emergency basis. The repairing work is expected to be completed before Eid,” he said.The minister said this while talking to reporters on recent issues at the secretariat, reports news agency UNB.Talking about preparations for Eid-ul-Azha, Quader said the CNG stations will be kept open for 24 hours three days before and after the Eid.About truck, lorry and heavy vehicles movement, the minister said that these vehicles won’t be permitted to ply on highways three days before and after Eid-ul-Azha.He said the condition of highways is now better and hopefully there will be no traffic gridlock on highways this year.last_img read more

Google Parent Alphabet Announces New Cybersecurity FirmGoogle Parent Alphabet Announces New Cybersecurity Firm

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday announced the formation of a new independent cybersecurity business called Chronicle.Born in the web giant’s X moonshot factory in 2016, Chronicle is “dedicated to helping companies find and stop cyber attacks before they cause harm,” the company’s CEO, Stephen Gillett, a former Symantec executive, wrote in a blog post. Chronicle is developing an intelligence and analytics platform to help businesses better manage and make sense of their cybersecurity data.”Thousands of potential clues about hacking activity are overlooked or thrown away each day,” Gillett wrote. “At large companies, it’s not uncommon for IT systems to generate tens of thousands of security alerts a day. Security teams can usually filter these down to about a few thousand they think are worth investigating — but in a day’s work, they’re lucky if they can review a few hundred of them.”At the same time, he wrote, “many investigations are hampered by the gaps in available information, simply because the cost of storing all the relevant data is increasing far faster than a typical organization’s budget.”Enter Chronicle’s intelligence and analytics platform, which aims to help solve these issues and enable security teams to more quickly identify hackers in their networks. Chronicle is currently testing this platform with “a number of Fortune 500 companies” as part of an early Alpha program.Chronicle also includes VirusTotal, the malware intelligence service Google acquired in 2012. VirusTotal will continue to operate as normal.Meanwhile, Alphabet’s announcement comes just ahead of Data Privacy Day, an international effort that takes place annually on Jan. 28 to promote privacy and data protection best practices. To learn how to get involved in Data Privacy Daya, head here. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now January 25, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Siemens Healthineers Launches Next Generation of syngo Dynamics at ACC 2018Siemens Healthineers Launches Next Generation of syngo Dynamics at ACC 2018

first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cardiac PACS | March 09, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Launches Next Generation of syngo Dynamics at ACC 2018 Newest version of cardiovascular imaging and information system emphasizes enhanced security, widespread access, enterprise consistency and structure reporting Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. March 9, 2018 — At the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo, March 10-12 in Orlando, Fla., Siemens Healthineers launched the next generation of syngo Dynamics, a cardiovascular imaging and information solution. The newest version of the software emphasizes enhanced security, widespread access, enterprise consistency and structured reporting.Siemens Healthineers developed the next generation of syngo Dynamics with enhanced security features and improved workflow capabilities that enable both fast and secure readings from any location. Now HTML 5-enabled, syngo Dynamics can be accessed remotely with a common worklist on a variety of platforms, allowing users to access images across imaging modalities on any device. This single point of access ensures that all data is included in one place and available to users at a glance.In addition, syngo Dynamics offers healthcare organizations consistency throughout their enterprises. The technology can be deployed easily and efficiently, launching the syngo Dynamics software in every hospital within a healthcare system at once. This enterprise-wide approach also enables faster and easier system upgrades.The software enables fast, precise and smart structured reporting with customizable reports and worksheets that auto-populates measurements, calculations and observational data. The new version of syngo Dynamics comes equipped with intuitive and streamlined tools for reading and reporting such as an all new measurement and calculation palette.For more information: News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

Analyzing enterprise application behavior with Wireshark 2Analyzing enterprise application behavior with Wireshark 2

first_imgOne of the important things that you can use Wireshark for is application analysis and troubleshooting. When the application slows down, it can be due to the LAN (quite uncommon in wired LAN), the WAN service (common due to insufficient bandwidth or high delay), or slow servers or clients. It can also be due to slow or problematic applications. The purpose of this article is to get into the details of how applications work, and provide relevant guidelines and recipes for isolating and solving these problems. In the first recipe, we will learn how to find out and categorize applications that work over our network. Then, we will go through various types of applications to see how they work, how networks influence their behavior, and what can go wrong. Further, we will learn how to use Wireshark in order to resolve and troubleshoot common applications that are used in an enterprise network. These are Microsoft Terminal Server and Citrix, databases, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This is an excerpt from Network Analysis using Wireshark 2 Cookbook – Second Edition written by Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Yogesh Ramdoss, Yoram Orzach. Find out what is running over your network The first thing to do when monitoring a new network is to find out what is running over it. There are various types of applications and network protocols, and they can influence and interfere with each other when all of them are running over the network. In some cases, you will have different VLANs, different Virtual Routing and Forwardings (VRFs), or servers that are connected to virtual ports in a blade server. Eventually, everything is running on the same infrastructure, and they can influence each other. There is a common confusion between VRFs and VLANs. Even though their purpose is quite the same, they are configured in different places. While VLANs are configured in the LAN in order to provide network separation in the OSI layers 1 and 2, VRFs are multiple instances of routing tables to make them coexist in the same router. This is a layer 3 operation that separates between different customer’s networks. VRFs are generally seen in service provider environments using Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) to provide layer 3 connectivity to different customers over the same router’s network, in such a way that no customer can see any other customer’s network. In this recipe, we will see how to get to the details of what is running over the network, and the applications that can slow it down. The term blade server refers to a server enclosure, which is a chassis of server shelves on the front and LAN switches on the back. There are several different acronyms for it; for example, IBM calls them blade center and HP calls them blade system. Getting ready When you get into a new network, the first thing to do is connect Wireshark to sniff what is running over the applications and protocols. Make sure you follow these points: When you are required to monitor a server, port-mirror it and see what is running on its connection to the network. When you are required to monitor a remote office, port-mirror the router port that connects you to the WAN connection. Then, check what is running over it. When you are required to monitor a slow connection to the internet, port-mirror it to see what is going on there. In this recipe, we will see how to use the Wireshark tools for analyzing what is running and what can cause problems. How to do it… For analyzing, follow these steps: Connect Wireshark using one of the options mentioned in the previous section. You can use the following tools: Navigate to Statistics | Protocol Hierarchy to view the protocols that run over the network and the percentage of the total traffic Navigate to Statistics | Conversations to see who is talking and what protocols are used In the Protocol Hierarchy feature, you will get a window that will help you analyze who is talking over the network. It is shown in the following screenshot: In the preceding screenshot, you can see the protocol distribution: Ethernet: IP, Logical-Link Control (LLC), and configuration test protocol (loopback) Internet Protocol Version 4: UDP, TCP, Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM), Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) If you click on the + sign, all the underlying protocols will be shown. To see a specific protocol throughput, click down to the protocols as shown in the following screenshot. You will see the application average throughput during the capture (HTTP in this example): Clicking on the + sign to the left of HTTP will open a list of protocols that run over HTTP (XML, MIME, JavaScripts, and more) and their average throughput during the capture period. There’s more… In some cases (especially when you need to prepare management reports), you are required to provide a graphical picture of the network statistics. There are various sources available for this, for example: Etherape (for Linux): Compass (for Windows):;1 Analyzing Microsoft Terminal Server and Citrix communications problems Microsoft Terminal Server, which uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Citrix metaframe Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocols, are widely used for local and remote connectivity for PCs and thin clients. The important thing to remember about these types of applications is that they transfer screen changes over the network. If there, are only a few changes, they will require low bandwidth. If there many changes, they will require high bandwidth. Another thing is that the traffic in these applications is entirely asymmetric. Downstream traffic takes from tens of Kbps up to several Mbps, while the upstream traffic will be at most several Kbps. When working with these applications, don’t forget to design your network according to this. In this recipe, we will see some typical problems of these applications and how to locate them. For the convenience of writing, we will refer to Microsoft Terminal Server, and every time we write Microsoft Terminal Server, we will refer to all applications in this category, for example, Citrix Metaframe. Getting ready When suspecting a slow performance with Microsoft Terminal Server, first check with the user what the problem is. Then, connect the Wireshark to the network with port-mirror to the complaining client or to the server. How to do it… For locating a problem when Microsoft Terminal Server is involved, start with going to the users and asking questions. Follow these steps: When users complain about a slow network, ask them a simple question: Do they see the slowness in the data presented on the screen or when they switch between windows? If they say that the switch between windows is very fast, it is not a Microsoft Terminal Server problem. Microsoft Terminal Server problems will cause slow window changes, picture freezes, slow scrolling of graphical documents, and so on. If they say that they are trying to generate a report (when the software is running over Microsoft Terminal Server), but the report is generated after a long period of time, this is a database problem and not Microsoft Terminal Server or Citrix. When a user works with Microsoft Terminal Server over a high-delay communication line and types very fast, they might experience delays with the characters. This is because Microsoft Terminal Server is transferring window changes, and with high delays, these windows changes will be transferred slowly. When measuring the communication line with Wireshark: Use I/O graphs to monitor the line Use filters to monitor the upstream and the downstream directions Configure bits per second on the y axis You will get the following screenshot: In the preceding screenshot, you can see a typical traffic pattern with high downstream and very low upstream traffic. Notice that the Y-Axis is configured to Bits/Tick. In the time between 485s and 500s, you see that the throughput got to the maximum. This is when applications will slow down and users will start to feel screen freezes, menus that move very slowly, and so on. When a Citrix ICA client connects to a presentation server, it uses TCP ports 2598 or 1494. When monitoring Microsoft Terminal Server servers, don’t forget that the clients access the server with Microsoft Terminal Server and the servers access the application with another client that is installed on the server. The performance problem can come from Microsoft Terminal Server or the application. If the problem is an Microsoft Terminal Server problem, it is necessary to figure out whether it is a network problem or a system problem: Check the network with Wireshark to see if there are any loads. Loads such as the one shown in the previous screenshot can be solved by simply increasing the communication lines. Check the server’s performance. Applications like Microsoft Terminal Server are mostly memory consuming, so check mostly for memory (RAM) issues. How it works… Microsoft Terminal Server, Citrix Metaframe, and applications simply transfer window changes over the network. From your client (PC with software client or thin client), you connect to the terminal server; and the terminal server, runs various clients that are used to connect from it to other servers. In the following screenshot, you can see the principle of terminal server operation: There’s more… From the terminal server vendors, you will hear that their applications improve two things. They will say that it improves manageability of clients because you don’t have to manage PCs and software for every user; you simply install everything on the server, and if something fails, you fix it on the server. They will also say that traffic over the network will be reduced. Well, I will not get into the first argument. This is not our subject, but I strongly reject the second one. When working with a terminal client, your traffic entirely depends on what you are doing: When working with text/character-based applications, for example, some Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) screens, you type in and read data. When working with the terminal client, you will connect to the terminal server that will connect to the database server. Depending on the database application you are working with, the terminal server can improve performance significantly or does not improve it at all. We will discuss this in the database section. Here, you can expect a load of tens to hundreds of Kbps. If you are working with regular office documents such as Word, PowerPoint, and so on, it entirely depends on what you are doing. Working with a simple Word document will require tens to hundreds of Kbps. Working with PowerPoint will require hundreds of Kbps to several Mbps, and when you present the PowerPoint file with full screen (the F5 function), the throughput can jump up to 8 to 10 Mbps. Browsing the internet will take between hundreds of Kbps and several Mbps, depending on what you will do over it. High resolution movies over terminal server to the internet-well, just don’t do it. Before you implement any terminal environment, test it. I once had a software house that wanted their logo (at the top-right corner of the user window) to be very clear and striking. They refreshed it 10 times a second, which caused the 2 Mbps communication line to be blocked. You never know what you don’t test! Analyzing the database traffic and common problems Some of you may wonder why we have this section here. After all, databases are considered to be a completely different branch in the IT environment. There are databases and applications on one side and the network and infrastructure on the other side. It is correct since we are not supposed to debug databases; there are DBAs for this. But through the information that runs over the network, we can see some issues that can help the DBAs with solving the relevant problems. In most of the cases, the IT staff will come to us first because people blame the network for everything. We will have to make sure that the problems are not coming from the network and that’s it. In a minority of the cases, we will see some details on the capture file that can help the DBAs with what they are doing. Getting ready When the IT team comes to us complaining about the slow network, there are some things to do just to verify that it is not the case. Follow the instructions in the following section to make sure you avoid the slow network issue. How to do it… In the case of database problems, follow these steps: When you get complaints about the slow network responses, start asking these questions: Is the problem local or global? Does it occur only in the remote offices or also in the center? When the problem occurs in the entire network, it is not a WAN bandwidth issue. Does it happen the same for all clients? If not, there might be a specific problem that happens only with some users because only those users are running a specific application that causes the problem. Is the communication line between the clients and the server loaded? What is the application that loads them? Do all applications work slowly, or is it only the application that works with the specific database? Maybe some PCs are old and tired, or is it a server that runs out of resources? When we are done with the questionnaire, let’s start our work: Open Wireshark and start capturing packets. You can configure port-mirror to a specific PC, the server, a VLAN, or a router that connects to a remote office in which you have the clients. Look at the TCP events (expert info). Do they happen on the entire communication link, on specific IP address/addresses, or on specific TCP port number/numbers? This will help you isolate the problem and check whether it is on a specific link, server, or application. When measuring traffic on a connection to the internet, you will get many retransmissions and duplicate ACKs to websites, mail servers, and so on. This is the internet. In an organization, you should expect 0.1 to 0.5 percent of retransmissions. When connecting to the internet, you can expect much higher numbers. But there are some network issues that can influence database behavior. In the following example, we see the behavior of a client that works with the server over a communication line with a round trip delay of 35 to 40 ms. We are looking at the TCP stream number 8 (1) and the connection started with TCP SYN/SYN-ACK/ACK. I’ve set this as a reference (2). We can see that the entire connection took 371 packets (3): The connection continues, and we can see time intervals of around 35 ms between DB requests and responses: Since we have 371 packets travelling back and forth, 371 x 35 ms gives us around 13 seconds. Add to this some retransmissions that might happen and some inefficiencies, and this leads to a user waiting for 10 to 15 seconds and more for a database query. In this case, you should consult the DBA on how to significantly reduce the number of packets that run over the network, or you can move to another way of access, for example, terminal server or web access. Another problem that can happen is that you will have a software issue that will reflect in the capture file. If you have a look at the following screenshot, you will see that there are five retransmissions, and then a new connection is opened from the client side. It looks like a TCP problem but it occurs only in a specific window in the software. It is simply a software procedure that stopped processing, and this stopped the TCP from responding to the client: How it works… Well, how databases work was always be a miracle to me. Our task is to find out how they influence the network, and this is what we’ve learned in this section. There’s more… When you right-click on one of the packets in the database client to the server session, a window with the conversation will open. It can be helpful to the DBA to see what is running over the network. When you are facing delay problems, for example, when working over cellular lines over the internet or over international connections, the database client to the server will not always be efficient enough. You might need to move to web or terminal access to the database. An important issue is how the database works. If the client is accessing the database server, and the database server is using files shared from another server, it can be that the client-server works great; but the problems come from the database server to the shared files on the file server. Make sure that you know all these dependencies before starting with your tests. And most importantly, make sure you have very professional DBAs among your friends. One day, you will need them! Analyzing SNMP SNMP is a well-known protocol that is used to monitor and manage different types of devices in a network by collecting data and statistics at regular intervals. Beyond just monitoring, it can also be used to configure and modify settings with appropriate authorization given to SNMP servers. Devices that typically support SNMP are switches, routers, servers, workstations, hosts, VoIP Phones, and many more. It is important to know that there are three versions of SNMP: SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3. Versions v2c and v3, which came later, offer better performance and security. SNMP consists of three components: The device being managed (referred to as managed device). SNMP Agent. This is a piece of software running on the managed device that collects the data from the device and stores it in a database, referred to as the Managed Information Base (MIB) database. As configured, this SNMP agent exports the data/statistics to the server (using UDP port 161) at regular intervals, and also any events and traps. SNMP server, also called Network Management Server (NMS). This is a server that communicates with all the agents in the network to collect the exported data and build a central repository. SNMP server provides access to the IT staff managing network; they can monitor, manage, and configure the network remotely. It is very important to be aware that some of the MIBs implemented in a device could be vendor-specific. Almost all the vendors publicize these MIBs implemented in their devices. Getting ready Generally, the complaints we get from the network management team are about not getting any statistics or traps from a device(s) for a specific interval, or having completely no visibility to a device(s). Follow the instructions in the following section to analyze and troubleshoot these issues. How to do it… In the case of SNMP problems, follow these steps. When you get complaints about SNMP, start asking these questions: Is this a new managed device that has been brought into the network recently? In other words, did the SNMP in the device ever work properly? If this is a new device, talk to relevant device administrator and/or check the SNMP-related configurations, such as community strings. If SNMP configurations looks correct, make sure that the NMS’s IP address configured is correct and also check the relevant password credentials. If SNMP v3 is in use, which supports encryption, make sure to check encryption-related settings like transport methods. If the setting and configuration looks valid and correct, make sure the managed devices have connectivity with the NMS, which can be verified by simple ICMP pings. If it is a managed device that has been working properly and didn’t report any statistics or alerts for a specific duration: Did the device in discussion have any issues in the control plane or management plane that stopped it from exporting SNMP statistics? Please be aware that for most devices in the network, SNMP is a least-priority protocol, which means that if a device has a higher-priority process to work on, it will hold the SNMP requests and responses in the queue. Is the issue experienced only for a specific device or for multiple devices in the network? Did the network (between managed device and NMS) experience any issue? For example, during any layer 2 spanning-tree convergence, traffic loss could occur between the managed device and SNMP server, by which NMS would lose visibility to the managed devices. As you can see in the following picture, an SNMP Server with IP address is performing SNMP walk with a sequence of GET-NEXT-REQUEST to a workstation with IP address, which in turn responds with GET-RESPONSE. For simplicity, the Wireshark filter used for these captures is SNMP. The workstation is enabled with SNMP v2c, with community string public. Let’s discuss some of the commonly seen failure scenarios. Polling a managed device with a wrong SNMP version As I mentioned earlier, the workstation is enabled with v2c, but when the NMS polls the device with the wrong SNMP version, it doesn’t get any response. So, it is very important to make sure that the managed devices are polled with the correct SNMP version. Polling a managed device with a wrong MIB object ID (OID) In the following example, the NMS is polling the managed device to get a number of bytes sent out on interfaces. The MIB OID for byte count is ., which is ifOutOctets. The managed device in discussion has two interfaces, mapped to OID . and . When NMS polls the device to check the statistics for the third interface (which is not present), it returns a noSuchInstance error. How it works… As you have learned in the earlier sections, SNMP is a very simple and straightforward protocol and all its related information on standards and MIB OIDs is readily available in the internet. There’s more… Here are some of the websites with good information about SNMP and MIB OIDs: Microsoft TechNet SNMP: Cisco IOS MIB locator: We have learned to perform enterprise-level network analysis with real-world examples like Analyzing Microsoft Terminal Server and Citrix communications problems. 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first_imgWhy Aren’t Homeowners Tapping Into Equity? Homeowner equity grew 7 percent by more than $380 billion in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor report released by Black Knight on Monday. In fact, this is the largest single quarter growth since Black Knight began tracking this data in 2005. Yet, homeowners with mortgages withdrew only $63 billion in equity via cash-outs or home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) representing a 7 percent decline from the last quarter of 2017, Black Knight’s report revealed.Despite a 16 percent increase in equity over a one-year period, just 1.17 percent of the total equity available was withdrawn over the quarter, representing the lowest share in four years. “Collectively, American homeowners now have $5.8 trillion in equity available, yet only 1.17 percent of that total was withdrawn in the first quarter of the year,” said Ben Graboske, EVP of Black Knight’s Data and Analytics division. “Somewhat surprisingly, even though rising first-lien interest rates normally produce an increase in HELOC lending, the volume of equity withdrawn via lines of credit dropped to a two-year low as well.”According to the report, cash-out made up 70 percent of all refinance transactions in Q1, with 45 percent of homeowners who took a cash-out refi having to increase their rate to do so. Cash-out refi withdrawals were also up 5 percent from last year compared to HELOC withdrawals, which slipped 1 percent during the period. The report concluded that these numbers pointed out to the fact that as short-term rates rose, traditionally good potential HELOC borrowers were turning to cash-out refis due to their competitive rate advantage.So what’s driving the decline of HELOCs? “One driving factor in the decline of HELOC equity utilization is likely the increasing spread between first-lien mortgage interest rates–which are tied most closely to 10-year Treasury yields–and those of HELOCs–which are more closely tied to the federal funds rate,” Graboske said. “As of late last year, the difference between a HELOC rate and a first-lien rate had widened to 1.5 percent, the widest spread we’ve seen since we began comparing the two rates 10 years ago. The distance between the two has closed somewhat in Q2 as 30-year mortgage rates have been on the rise, which does suggest the market remains ripe for relatively low-risk HELOC lending expansion.”The Federal Reserve raised its target interest rate again at its June meeting, and according to Graboske that would also increase the standard “interest rate on HELOCs in Q3 2018.”Learn more about what the Mortgage Monitor Report found in April: Is Home Affordability at Breaking Point? July 9, 2018 852 Views Black Knight Equity HELOC interest loans mortgage 2018-07-09 Radhika Ojhacenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Sharelast_img read more

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discovered bears who played the most tended to survive the longest. which means the public has no way of knowing who is paying for the pro-DeVos ads. both Democrats. Calif. a national research firm providing security technology for digital users"Kids are kids" Marcus said "They’ll gang up on people in the schoolyard and they’ll do the same through the digital media"It’s a problem so pervasive that Orput is developing guidelines to help parents keep kids safe online from sexting cyber-bullying and child predators"We have to get on top of it today" he said "It’s different than the playground bullying; it’s more pernicious because when somebody hurts people online it doesn’t go away We’re alarmed"Distributed by MCT Information ServicesBerlin: Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge lamented drawing holders Borussia Dortmund in the third round of the German Cup in a repeat of last season’s semi-finals The two heavyweight giants of German football are already due to meet in the Bundesliga in Dortmund this Saturday but will clash again in the last 16 of the Cup at Munich’s Allianz Arena on 19 or 20 December "That’s come very early That will be an intense game just before Christmas which no one wants" rued Rummenigge on Monday File image of the Bayern Munich team in their 2nd round clash against FB Leipzig in the German Cup AP "Normally that would be a final which we have often had in the last few years" Bayern have won the German Cup 18 times while Dortmund lifted the trophy for the fourth time by beating Eintracht Frankfurt in last season’s final Borussia beat the Bavarians 3-2 in the semi-finals after Bayern and Dortmund had met in the German Cup finals of 2012 2014 and 2016 Dortmund trounced Bayern 5-2 in 2012 before the Bavarians gained revenge with a 2-0 victory in 2014 also winning two years later when the final was decided by penalties after a goalless draw It is the second tough cup draw Bayern have been dealt this season after needing penalties to see off RB Leipzig last Wednesday in the second round "First a tough second-round game now again in the third round – these are important games for us" Bayern defender Mats Hummels who played for Dortmund until 2016 was equally unimpressed "This game has been seen more often than ‘Sissi’ or ‘Dinner for One’" quipped Hummels on Twitter referring to two movies which are extremely popular in Germany over the festive period However Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin is clearly relishing the clash tweeting: "I’d say ‘All-In’" after the draw TRIPOLI (Reuters) – About 140 East African migrants escaped from smugglers holding them captive near the Libyan town of Bani Walid earlier this week according to a local source and a UN report The migrants numbering about 140 and of Eritrean Ethiopian and Somali nationality were being held by "notorious trafficker Mousa Diab" according to a statement by the UN migration and refugee agencies Most sought refuge in a local mosque but about two dozen were brought to Bani Walid’s hospital with severe injuries either from torture during captivity or efforts by smugglers to recapture them the agencies said A Libyan source in Bani Walid said the smugglers opened fire on the migrants to try to prevent their escape About 10 of them were injured the source said asking not to be named for fear of retribution The UN agencies said hundreds more were reportedly still being held by smugglers in the area Bani Walid about 145 km (90 miles) south of Tripoli has become a major hub for the smuggling and trafficking of migrants who arrive from sub-Saharan African countries trying to reach Libya’s Mediterranean coast From there many seek to travel on towards Italy by boat though crossings have been sharply reduced since last July when a major smuggling group in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha struck a deal to halt departures under Italian pressure and was then forced out in clashes Libya’s EU-backed coastguard has also returned more migrants to Libya after intercepting them at sea Migrant community representatives have said smugglers are now operating further inland especially around Bani Walid and that migrants who are frequently tortured or raped in order to extort money from them or their families are being held for longer (Reporting by Ahmed Elumami and Aidan Lewis; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed suit against Minnewaska Area Schools and the Pope County Sheriff’s Contact us at editors@time. when the party split after MG Ramachandran’s death in 1987. read more

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And although Macy Gray’s never recovered from the expectation of following up “I Try, a soft-rock ballad that was understandably irresistible to older Grammy voters. Winning back trade privileges rejected by Ecuador’s former president, pending the determination of the originating summons adjourned to August 29," as though it were a natural and temporary bit of turbulencehe promised to give more seats on FIFAs ruling committee to representatives of Oceania, A small country like Togo has the same voting power as a country like Germany. Milan and Lazio meet again in Italian Cup semi-final action midweek. the heart. read more