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Curry, Thompson help Warriors over Rockets

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Curry added nine rebounds and five assists and a steal in his third game back after missing 11 with a sprained right ankle.Golden State led by 10 after a dunk by David West with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining. The Rockets scored the next five points, with a 3-pointer from Gerald Green, to get to 108-103, but the Warriors scored the next five points to go up by 10 again.The Warriors were up by 3 after three and opened the fourth quarter with an 8-1 run to make it 101-91 with about 10 minutes left.Chris Paul re-entered the game after that and he helped get things going when he found Gordon for a 3-pointer which started a 7-2 run that cut the lead to 103-98. Paul finished with 28 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.Gerald Green’s second 3-pointer in less than a minute put Houston up by two midway through the third quarter. The Warriors scored the next seven points, with a 3-pointer from Thompson, to take a 79-74 lead about a minute later.They didn’t stay on top for long though as the Rockets scored the next 11 points to go up 85-79. Gerald Green delighted the crowd when he knocked down a 3 from the corner before being fouled Iguodala and crashing to the ground. He also made the free throw.The Warriors ended a 2 1/2 minute scoring drought on a dunk by Kevon Looney before Curry added a layup.But Gerald Green pushed the lead to 88-83 when he banked in another 3-pointer.The Warriors closed out the quarter with a 10-2 spurt, capped by 3s from Nick Young and Curry, to take a 93-90 lead into the fourth quarter.The Rockets led 63-62 at halftime. LATEST STORIES Warriors: At Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.Rockets: At Detroit on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda averts disaster, survives five-setter against JRU Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ But on Thursday night with the Rockets missing the most important piece on their team in James Harden, Chris Paul and his supporting cast were not enough to overcome the defending champions.Curry scored 29 points, Klay Thompson had 28 and the Warriors pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 124-114 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDraymond Green added a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to become the franchise career leader in triple-doubles with 21. It was his second this season to move him past Tom Gola.The Warriors extended their road winning streak to nine games and have won an NBA-best 16 road games this season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson reacts after making a 3-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Houston. The Warriors won 124-114.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — Stephen Curry is well aware that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has crafted his team specifically to try and beat the Golden State Warriors.“As much as he talks about it, yeah it’s hard not to,” Curry said. “It’s pretty … clear.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TIP-INSWarriors: Omri Casspi missed his second straight game with a strained back. … Curry played in his 600th career game with the Warriors, making him the 10th player in franchise history to reach that mark.Rockets: Nene normally doesn’t play the second game of back-to-back games but was also dealing with a bruised right knee that coach Mike D’Antoni could cause him to miss more time. … Paul received a technical foul in the fourth quarter.NICE CATCHR&B singer Usher watched the game from a courtside seat next to Golden State’s bench and got involved in the action when he caught Trevor Ariza and Curry as they sailed out of bounds and into his seat chasing a loose ball in the third quarter. Usher put his hands up to protect himself as they barreled his way and laughed as he collected himself after the two players got up.“I think he made it out of that collision all right,” Curry said. “I just wanted to make sure his voice was fine. I didn’t want to mess with that, that’s his moneymaker.”GREEN’S SHOTGerald Green became the first player in franchise history to make seven or more 3-pointers in consecutive games after he made seven on Wednesday night against Orlando. Golden State coach Steve Kerr raved about the work of Green, who was signed on Dec. 28.“Gerald Green just kept them in the game almost singlehandedly,” Kerr said. “He’s one of those guys it seems like you should just leave him open because it’s all of the challenged ones that he makes. He makes all these crazy, difficult shots when you’re flying at him and then there’s some that are open that he misses.”UP NEXT The teams stayed close through most of the game, but the Warriors had a seven-point lead with about 3 1/2 minutes left. They scored the next five points, highlighted by a 3 from Curry, to make it 120-109 and send many of the home fans streaming for the exits.The Rockets got 30 points from Eric Gordon, and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 29 and tie a career high with eight 3-pointers as they played their second game without Harden, who is out for at least two weeks with a hamstring strain.“We’ve got to get better as a team,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “We’re just not quite there defensively, communication, all the stuff we can control we’re not doing.”The Warriors were short-handed, too, playing without Kevin Durant, who missed the game with strained right calf. But Andre Iguodala returned after sitting out Wednesday night with back and hip strains and had 10 points and eight assists.“Obviously they were missing their best player without James so we felt like there was an opportunity for us,” Thompson said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Sister Sara’s announce exciting line-up for Letterkenny Folk Festival

first_imgLetterkenny will be hopping with music and cultural event this weekend as the International Folk Festival is revived for its 50th year. And Sister Sara’s on Port Road will be a hotspot for the celebrations, as they join the folk festivities with a top weekend line-up. From Thursday the 22nd to Sunday 25th August there will be live music, entertainment and food each day.The party begins on Thursday night with the Peach&Mesh DJs taking over Sara’s Club from 11.30pm til late.On Friday, the fantastic Sailor Bill will be rocking the bar from 11pm.DJ Keith Fletcher is on the decks this Saturday will all the best tunes from 10.30pm and free admission to the late bar. Sunday will be a fun day at Sister Sara’s, with live music from 7pm followed by the fantastic Martin Cuffe and Off the Kuff from 9pm.And Sara’s Kitchen will be open every day serving good food while you enjoy the live sports and music.Grab lunch, dinner or light bites at the restaurant, with great offers and specials available.Sara’s Kitchen is open 4-9pm Monday to Thursday 12.30-9pm Friday to Sunday.Friday night is ladies night and, every Sunday, Sister Sara’s do two courses for €15 and kids eat half price!For more info or bookings, just call (074) 912 2238 Follow @sistersaras on FacebookCheck out the Sunday lunch menu here:Every Sunday Sister Sara’s do two courses for €15 and kids eat half price.Sara’s Kitchen Value Lunch Menu available all weekFriday night is Ladies NightSister Sara’s announce exciting line-up for Letterkenny Folk Festival was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:EntertainmentLetterkenny Folk Festivalsara’s kitchenSister Sara’sWeekendlast_img read more

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Cisco VoIP Phone Flaw Could Plant Bugs In Your Cubicle

first_imgRelated Posts A new study has discovered a very exploitable flaw in Cisco’s popular Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones, which could put millions of users in the enterprise and government at risk of remote eavesdropping.Cisco VoIP phones sit on some 50 million businesses and government office desks across the country and around the world. Take a peek in the Oval Office or on Air Force One, you’ll find them there, too. VoIP phones use the Internet – instead of a standard phone network – to transmit voice calls, text messages and faxes instead of a standard phone network. Internet phone service is much cheaper than traditional phone service, while the phones are as easy to use as any office phone system. But according to Ang Cui, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, and Dr. Sal Stolfo, they’re also a big potential security threat. And it’s not just Cisco phones – all VoIP phones are potentially susceptible to this flaw.Hardware Flaw Déjà VuIf the names Cui and Stolfo sound familiar, it’s probably because they aren’t new to the flaw-finding game. They made a similar discovery last year with HP printers that could be controlled remotely to collect information and attack other networks, due to a flaw very similar to the one they found in the phones. This time around, the duo was looking at a bug that shows up in 14 models of Cisco VoIP phones. The vulnerabilities lie in the phone’s firmware, specifically in the kernel system calls. Kernels are the core of the operating system and help manage a computer’s resources (CPU, memory, apps). Receiving a system call means an application running on the device wants to access hardware on the device, but needs approval from the kernel first. The bug allows hackers to easily bypass the kernel to access a VoIP device’s hardware.  These phones aren’t just phones, Cui explained to NBC News, they are “general-purpose computers jammed into a plastic case to make you think it’s a phone.” Inside that plastic case is a system on a chip (SoC), RAM, flash memory and a network card. Add a microphone and an off-hook switch that activates the microphone when the handset is picked up, and you’ve got yourself a VoIP phone.Let Your Fingers Do The HackingCui and another researcher on the project, Michael Costello, demonstrated the hack at the the Chaos Communications Conference in December. The hack requires a plug-in device to insert malicious code (lovingly referred to as “ThingP3WN3r” at the conference demo), but it needs only one phone or device to access the whole network. The fact that this is a physical attack mitigates the danger of this vulnerability. But the amount of time needed to perform this physical attack is just seconds, so even an un-monitored lobby phone could serve as a potential vector for attack. A quick chat with the receptionist outside an office, or a visitors booth with a VoIP phone will do nicely. Once loaded onto the phone, the malware rewrites the onboard software so that the phone is virtually taken off the hook.Usually, when you pick up the phone to make a call, an LED indicator light comes on or an icon pops up on the screen. The rewritten code disables those indicators and turns on the handset’s microphone so that any conversation nearby can be heard and transcribed back to a central server. Which, at this point, is being controlled by the hacker. Not Exploited Yet?In an email to ReadWrite, Cui wrote that he couldn’t say whether the vulnerability has been exploited yet, “I will say that if a competent hacker looked at the code running in these phones, the vulnerability is not difficult to find and is straightforward to exploit.” Cui also claimed that currently no one can tell if a vulnerable phone has been compromised, because there’s no way to look into the phone to see if the software has been tampered with. The researchers told Cisco about the vulnerability last Fall in a report. It was acknowledged and within two weeks Cisco had provided a patch to fix the bug. Two weeks later, Cui and Stolfo downloaded the patch and sent a second report to Cisco that it didn’t work. There is currently a security alert listed on the company’s website with a more detailed account of the flaw. Cisco says it is working on rewriting the firmware and hopes to have a permanent fix ready by January 21. (Cisco did not respond to a request for comment.)Cui and Stolfo have developed their own fix, called Software Symbiotes, which they plan to demo at the RSA Conference in San Francisco in February. The defensive technology will live alongside executable code or arbitrary software to ensure that it works properly. Symbiotes, according to Cui, will be able to tell whether a system has been compromised, and either stop the malware or turn off the host device altogether. Until then, users of Cisco and other VoIP devices should be sure their devices are properly patched, or else watch what they say around the office.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… christina ortiz Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

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Celebrating the Military Child this April!

first_imgBy: Sarah PittmanWhen military members have husbands/wives and/or children, it can mean that the spouse and children serve as well. April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child since 1986! Military children may have one or both parents in the military which means dealing with with the parent’s long working hours, grueling and dangerous work or deployment for extended periods of time.  The least we can do is celebrate their dedication to our country one month of the year!Statistics:Current number of active service members: 1,282,900 members (Enwikipeidaorg)There are 1.2 million military children of active duty parents worldwideMilitary families move 3 times more often than civilian families on averageSince 2001, more than 2 million children have had 1 parent deployed at least once33% show signs of psychological behaviors including anxiousness, worrying more than normal and crying more often than civilian children (Month of the Military Child – SheerID)Friday, April 21st is “Purple Up! For Military Kids,” where people are encouraged to wear purple in honor of the military child. Purple symbolizes every branch of the military including Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines, and Navy.Do you work with military children? How do you connect with the children? What suggestions do you have for working with military children? References:Military Active-Duty Personnel, Civilians by State. Governingcom. 2018. Accessed April 2, 2018.MOMC Toolkit | Military Child Education Coalition. Militarychildorg. 2018. Accessed April 2, 2018.Month of the Military Child – SheerID. SheerID. 2018. Accessed April 2, 2018.United States Armed Forces. Wikipedia. 2018. Accessed April 2, 2018.Month of the Military Child. Accessed April 2, 2018.This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

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PWL: Sarita stuns Pooja Dhanda to keep UP Dangal in hunt for semis

first_imgSarita shocked World Championships bronze medallist and favourite Pooja Dhanda in a close bout to keep UP Dangal alive for a place in the semi-finals of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) with convincing win over MP Yodha, in Greater Noida on Friday.It was Georgi Sakandelidze of Qatar who put the UP team 3-2 ahead in the tie with a dominating 16-1 win over the young Akash Antil in the 125kg super heavy weight category.After that Sarita, who has shown mark improvement with every bout in the league this season, did not let Pooja make another of her famous comebacks to win the women’s 57kg bout 6-5 and seal the tie.Jitender put the icing on the cake for UP Dangal by completely dominating Vasil Mikhailov in the inconsequential men’s 74kg bout 7-2.Earlier, European champion Haji Aliyev came back from a two-point deficit early in the first round to beat UP Dangal’s Pankaj Rana by a huge 18-2 margin to give the debutants a head start.In the next bout, UP Dangal’s Epp Mae of Estonia defeated Colombian Andrea Olaya by a pin fall.Sandeep Tomar made it 2-0 for MP Yodha winning the next bout with a takedown on the counter attack against Rahul 5-1 after an intense tussle in the men’s 57kg category.After encountering a reverse against Pinki in an earlier round, world and European champion Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of UP kept her guard intact in this one and defeated Ritu Phogat 8-3.last_img read more

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