The Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver vulnerability has been found to be present ever since Windows 7 but was tested in an up-to-date Windows 10 1903 (64-bit) build. Director of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Shane Huntley, has also confirmed that this is a targeted exploitation and is not related to US election-related targeting. Since it is targeted, not all Chrome and Windows users will be affected, as per a report by HelpNetSecurity.The report also states that a Microsoft spokesperson shared that exploitation of the vulnerability has only been seen in tandem with the Chrome vulnerability that was patched on October 20. Other Chromium based browsers like Opera and Microsoft Edge were patched on October 21 and October 22, respectively.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – Google has disclosed a vulnerability with Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver that is being exploited to gain access to the target system. This vulnerability works alongside a Google Chrome flaw and according to a report, has only been spotted in conjunction with the Chrome vulnerability. Google patched Chrome and other Chromium based browsers starting October 20 but Microsoft is expected to release a patch on November 10. This is a targeted exploit and not widespread, which means not all users will be affected by it.The Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver vulnerability CVE-2020-17087 has been disclosed by Google’s Project Zero team after a seven-day disclosure deadline, as it was being used in the wild. This kind of vulnerability can be used to exploit privilege escalation. It is being used in tandem with a Google Chrome flaw (CVE-2020-15999) to gain access to a target system. Following that, the CVE-2020-17087 vulnerability can give the attacker administrator access to the target. While Google patched the flaw in Chrome on October 20, Microsoft is expected to release a patch on November 10, according to Project Zero team technical lead Ben Hawks on Twitter.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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“If your brain is not performing to its best, which invariably it doesn’t unless you are just lucky and happen to be riding the crest of a wave, everything falls down. Often, players don’t realise why that is happening. They think they are just playing badly.“Think about it. All week is spent working on other aspects of the game. They work on the technical side, the physical side, the tactical side. But when they go out to play a game, there is only one thing that is going to impact their performance and that is their brain.“Exploiting how to make sure that brain of ours maximises performance will be the next big thing in football. It is happening already but that momentum will get bigger and bigger.” Image:Moore celebrates scoring Reading’s first goal against Middlesbrough “Lots of players want to keep it confidential,” Bowden tells Sky Sports.“There is this alpha-male thing that says they should already be able to deal with it. Nothing could be further from the truth really. The good thing is that many players are massively starting to recognise that the most important factor in their performance is the brain.“Players are expected to perform like robots but a footballer’s brain is the same as anyone else’s brain. The only difference is that a footballer is under the microscope and the pressure that can impact their performance is far greater than most.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Exploiting how to make sure that brain of ours maximises performance will be the next big thing in football.Mark Bowden, mental performance consultant Image:Mark Bowden is a mental performance consultant to many footballers “I feel physically I have worked hard my whole career but never taken time to train my mind until now,” says Moore. “Choosing to get in touch with Mark and start working together was one of the best decisions I have made in my career. It has added another level to my game.”Moore believes that he now has “an understanding of how to handle anything” while Stoke defender Danny Batth credits Bowden with helping his “motivation, focus and intensity in training” and his “confidence and preparation” of his mind when the game comes around.They are just the ones prepared to go on record.- Advertisement – Bowden’s own path into the world of mental performance is a remarkable one. After completing a degree in psychology, he worked as a covert operative for the Serious Organised Crime Agency hunting down drug dealers in the London area.“We used to go after the big cartels in the capital,” he explains.It feels a world away from the life of a footballer but Bowden sees some similarities. “There was a real need to perform to a high level in a pressurised environment.”After studying psychotherapy, he began working with semi-professional footballers before helping a number of players at Plymouth Argyle, not far from his home in the South West.“My expertise is how a brain operates. I just chose football because I love it.”He soon discovered that this was uncharted territory.“My big surprise was that at League Two level, it wasn’t sorted out. Even at Premier League and Championship level, where most of my work is now, the brain is not catered for.“It is incredible really. I knew how important the brain was in performance but your assumption is that football is a multi-million-pound industry and is going to be invested up to your eyeballs in this area. I thought if I walked into any club, they would be saying they had a whole department who deal with this.“With everything that football has added on the physical side, the sports science, the blood checks, we are still missing that one thing, probably the most important thing, the brain.“As a business, this is so important for football. There is nothing that can have an impact like this on a business asset. A £10m signing could be worth £20m or could be worth nothing because of performance and that performance is all driven by the brain.“I almost feel like there are so many people that should have come before me in the field but that has not happened. It is bizarre.” Reading captain Liam Moore was instrumental in his team’s rise to the top of the Championship, helping the Royals to keep six clean sheets in their first seven games. He attributes that recent success in part to his work with a mental performance consultant.Moore is one of a growing number of players at the top end of the English game turning to Mark Bowden in the hope of exploiting football’s last great untapped resource. The brain.- Advertisement – Bowden believes that happens when a player is prepared to change their entire outlook – that means training the brain to deal differently with problems in all aspects of their lives.“The brain is a muscle. If you bench press every day, then you get stronger. If you bench press every couple of months, it won’t help you. So if you expect to be in the moment on a football pitch but for the majority of your life you are here, there and everywhere, you are not conditioning your brain for the football pitch. Be present on and off the pitch.”Although he is happy to have ongoing working relationships with clients, he cites the old proverb about teaching a man to fish for a lifetime rather than feeding him for a day.“I don’t work with players for years and years. I literally help them for two or three months and within that time, I can give them that understanding of how their brain works and what they need to do to give that control to the best parts of their brain to perform to their best.”Clubs are beginning to understand the significance of mental performance. “We are starting to see a shift now,” he says. There is some way to go. But Bowden regards it as inevitable.“This will change football and it will change the way that all teams operate,” he adds. “It has not happened yet but that is the exact reason why it will.“Because it should have happened years ago.” Football clubs do work with psychologists. But a lot of the time they work with academies rather than the first team and are there as a mental health resource if players are struggling.Bowden insists that he would refer any clients facing mental health issues such as anxiety or depression to those better qualified to deal with it. “I am all about performance.”And that is something most players want to improve.That became clear when Bowden released a book – Use Your Brain Raise Your Game: The Professional Footballer’s Guide to Peak Performance – and the response was immediate.“That has gone down really well,” he says. “Often my book goes from player to player. But the fact that a lot of players are getting their education from this book is surprising.“This change is being driven by players. They know how important this is.”But how exactly does Bowden help?Reacting better after making mistakes is just one way in which players are able to transform their performance on the pitch.“What most players do when they don’t realise what is going on in their brain is that they sabotage their own performance. When you have made a mistake, you will want to replay it in your mind over and over. It is a survival mechanism. But that is terrible for performance.“Even the players who have got to a brilliant level, they recognise that they have been doing this all their career – and at times it has been destroying their game throughout their career.“What should we do instead? There are loads of techniques that we can use but they will all revolve around focus. Being focused, being in the moment, is really important. When players are at their best, they are not thinking about what they did two minutes ago or what they are going to do in two minutes. They are there and they are living that moment.“All of a sudden, they have hardened themselves to it. They have got themselves to a position where they can bounce back from mistakes and use them as fuel to drive forward.”
“Technology that has the potential to not only save customers time and money but also be helpful to the planet is technology we want to learn more about,” he said in a post on the company’s website.The retail giant has experimented with different tech-enabled ways to smooth out inefficient or expensive aspects of its business, from simplifying the restocking of shelves to expediting same-day deliveries to customers. One area of focus is solutions for the last-mile — the term used to describe the final stretch of a package’s journey that drives much of its delivery costs.Walmart has testing underway with six different autonomous vehicle companies, including Cruise, Ford and Alphabet-owned Waymo. It is also testing drone delivery with multiple operators, including one company that’s delivering Covid-19 testing kits to people’s homes.- Advertisement – Other retailers, including Kroger, are testing deliveries by driverless vehicle, too.Not all of Walmart’s technology experiments have scaled up, however. The company recently ended a contract with a robotics company, Bossa Nova Robotics, after deciding humans could do similar work to the robots it used in some stores to scan shelves for inventory.In late October, the retailer announced it would designate four stores as e-commerce laboratories where employees will test new digital tools. For example, they will test an app that uses augmented reality to scan multiple boxes in the back room rather than one at a time as they move them to the store floor. Walmart and Cruise will begin testing deliveries by driverless car in 2021.Walmart – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Starting next year, some of Walmart‘s deliveries of groceries and other items will be dropped off at customers’ homes by a small fleet of electric-powered, driverless cars.The big-box retailer said Tuesday that it will kick off a new pilot with Cruise, an autonomous, all-electric vehicle company that’s a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors. It did not disclose terms of the deal.Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer product for Walmart U.S., said customers who live near the pilot in Scottsdale, Arizona can place an order from their local store and have it delivered by one of Cruise’s cars. He said it could further two of the retailer’s goals: Getting customers what they need quickly and moving a step closer to the company’s target of zero emissions by 2040.- Advertisement –
Dec 13, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A 35-year-old Indonesian man who died in November had H5N1 avian influenza, marking the country’s 14th confirmed case and ninth death, Indonesian officials announced today.Officials made the announcement after receiving test results from a World Health Organization (WHO) reference laboratory in Hong Kong, according to a Bloomberg News report today. The man died in Jakarta.The WHO has not yet updated its Web site to reflect the case, which is expected to become the 138th confirmed case and 71st death since late 2003.In addition, the Indonesian Health Ministry was testing samples from a suspected avian flu patient, a 39-year-old man who died in Jakarta today, said Ilham Patu, a spokesman for Sulianti Saroso Hospital, as quoted by Bloomberg. Also, the Jakarta Post said today that five new suspected avian flu patients were admitted last night, for a total of six suspected patients at the hospital.Despite what appears to be an increase in the number of avian flu cases, authorities cautioned that better surveillance may simply be uncovering disease that has been present in previous years, the Bloomberg story said.”Today we see more human cases of avian influenza because of the improvement in information systems, improvement in surveillance,” said Samlee Plianbangchang, WHO regional director in Southeast Asia.Virus spreads in UkraineMore than 420 people are under surveillance following discovery of H5N1 outbreaks in poultry in the Ukraine, according to the Russian news outlet Itar-tass in a report yesterday.No human cases of avian flu have been found, but outbreaks continue to spread in poultry in the Crimean region, where more than 37,000 birds have been culled. Poultry in 19 villages and two cities were thought to be affected by the virus, the Moscow Times reported online yesterday.Libyan media report avian fluDocuments show that avian flu viruses are widespread in Libya and that government officials are aware of the situation, according to yesterday’s online edition of the Khaleej Times, a daily newspaper published from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The Khaleej Times drew its report from Libyan media sources, which reportedly said Dec 9 that Libyan security ministry and senior officials in the Inspection and Control Department were aware and admitted to the Libyan prime minister that an avian flu virus was widespread in several poultry farms in the Benghazi region of northeastern Libya.But Libyan authorities have repeatedly denied the presence of avian flu, the Times story said.The report said routine checks on poultry farms led to blood sampling. Blood samples from poultry were sent to a laboratory in the United Kingdom, which confirmed that all the samples were positive, the Khaleej Times reported.Unfortunately, the story did not indicate what flu strain was identified, whether the strain is known, or whether poultry were dying.
Feb 27, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel today recommended that the agency approve the nation’s first H5N1 influenza vaccine, despite new evidence that the vaccine is less protective than reported in a clinical trial last year.The panel of health advisors, convened to weigh the risks and benefits of the “prepandemic” vaccine made by Sanofi Pasteur, voted today to call the vaccine safe and effective, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. The FDA is not bound by the advisory panel recommendations but usually follows them.The vaccine is based on an H5N1 virus isolated from a Vietnamese patient in 2004. Two companies, Sanofi and Chiron Corp., have been producing clade 1 H5N1 vaccines for the national stockpile under US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contracts worth more than $200 million.At least 3 million courses of the vaccine are already in the national stockpile. The government’s most recent pandemic planning update, released in November 2006, said up to 5 million more courses could be added in 2007 if vaccine seed stock supply and production yield are adequate. The stockpile goal is 20 million courses.Sanofi, in a report submitted to the FDA panel, revealed that two 90-microgram (mcg) doses, administered 28 days apart, generated a protective immune response in 45% of patients. That level is less than the 54% rate reported almost a year ago in the New England Journal of Medicine. The higher rate was based on interim findings, the AP reported yesterday. The researchers used a neutralizing antibody titer of 1:40, a fourfold or more increase in antibody titer, to define adequate immune response.The clinical trial, led by John J. Treanor, MD, was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and conducted at NIAID centers at the University of Rochester in New York, the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, and Harbor–University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center in Los Angeles.During discussion yesterday, panel member Monica Farley, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, said she was struggling to balance the urgency for an H5N1 vaccine with “how low to set the bar on immunogenicity,” according to a Canadian Press report.The two-dose course used in the study is 12 times the standard (15-mcg) dose used in the seasonal flu vaccine and lags behind its 75% to 90% protection rate. However, the vaccine is still better than nothing in the event of a pandemic, Norman Baylor, director of the FDA’s vaccine office, told the panel, according the AP report yesterday.In its final analysis presented to the FDA panel, Sanofi echoed interim findings that there were almost no serious side effects, even at the highest dosages. The company said no clinically significant adverse reactions were identified after a two-dose, 7-month controlled follow-up study in adults aged 18 to 64.”The benefit of having a licensed vaccine against a potential pandemic influenza virus strain must be weighed against the risk of having no vaccine at the time of an inevitable pandemic,” Baylor said, as quoted by the AP today.Last November, the World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned governments against rushing to stockpile prepandemic flu vaccines, because too many scientific questions about them remained. The WHO said vaccines that seemed to work well against one H5N1 clade didn’t work well against others. Also, the agency said no one knew what level of measured immune response indicated an adequate level of protection.However, on Feb 16 the WHO issued a statement saying that a number of new vaccines against various strains of H5N1 look promising.When HHS issued its most recent pandemic preparedness update, it acknowledged that a prepandemic vaccine would provide only partial protection against new viral strains. “It is, for now, the best vaccine defense we have, and so we are stockpiling it,” the HHS said in the update.The HHS has said that it is moving forward with the development of a clade 2 H5N1 vaccine based on viruses that circulated in birds in China and Indonesia in 2003-04 and spread to the Middle East, Europe, and Africa in 2005 and 2006. Also, the HHS has supported the development of cell-based vaccine production methods that would streamline and modernize vaccine production and is exploring new adjuvants that would stretch the vaccine supply.See also:Sanofi’s FDA panel briefingMar 30, 2006 CIDRAP News article “H5N1 vaccine trial shows limited benefit”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/panflu/news/mar3006vaccine.htmlTreanor JJ, Campbell JD, Zangwill KM. Safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated subvirion influenza A (H5N1) vaccine. N Engl J Med 2006 Mar 30;354(13):1343-51 [Full text]November 2006 HHS pandemic planning updatehttp://www.flu.gov/professional/pdf/panflureport3.pdf
With the aim of strengthening destinations and increasing the competitiveness of the entire Croatian tourism, in 2017 the construction of the “Visitor Center Kamačnik” in the town of Vrbovsko began.After all the tenders and collection of documentation, the City of Vrbovsko at the beginning of September began work on the construction of the “Visitor Center Kamačnik” whose total value is 16,041,996.26 kuna and for which the project documentation was prepared and obtained a valid building permit. Revitalization of the ruins of the old sawmill at the entrance to the Kamačnik canyon. With this solution, the space becomes an attractive entrance to the canyon with cultural, conference and multimedia facilities.So far, part of the dismantling and demolition of the existing wall has been carried out, which due to its dilapidated condition could not be a good foundation for the construction of a new “Kamačnik Visitor Center”.Preliminary design: Anamarija Unković, architecture, Kaja Šprljan Bušić, landscape architecture, kreativnikrajobrazi.hrKAMAČNIK / DESCRIPTIONKamačnik je zaštićeni krajolik, izuzetne je ljepote, a staza koja vodi kroz 3 km ove kristalno čiste tekućice otkriva nam čari visećih mostića, bogat biljni i životinjski svijet.Zaštićeni krajolik svojim prirodnim ljepotama pobuđuje pozornost već dugi niz godina. Kroz njegovu slikovitu sutjesku izgrađen je 1961. godine pješački put, drveni mostići i galerije. Kamačnik je svoju sutjesku usjekao u masiv Velike Kapele i ulijeva se u rijeku Dobru rušeći se manjim slapom budući je na ulazu u kanjon pregrađen jazom i ujezeren. Izvor Kamačnika tipičan je kraški, pri čemu voda do izvora dolazi iz potopljenog špiljskog kanala. Mjesto je to brojnih zabavnih zbivanja tijekom cijele godine u gradu Vrbniku. Kamačnik je idealno mjesto za aktivni odmor – šetnje, igre u prirodi te atraktivne piknike.
Photo: YouTube / Scotland is Now The £ 300.000 Scottish Tourism Organization (VisitScotland) project will feature images of Scottish landmarks such as the Glenfinnan Viaduct, Kelpies sculptures and Callanish Stones standing stones. Travel and Tour World. On British TV channels, three ads will run until April 19th. Other locations and attractions that will appear in the ads are, among others, Camusdarach Beach, Caerlaverock Castle, Skye Island and the rotating Falkirk ferry. Helen Campbell, Marketing Manager of the Scottish Tourism Organization, said that “Scotland sells itself on screens. Our diverse landscapes are enlivened in front of a television audience, encouraging them to learn more about these stunning locations. This short TV campaign is coming at a crucial time for UK visitors pondering plans for the coming months”, Campbell pointed out and added that they want to to have Scotland at the top of their list. “Now is the time to discover Scotland“Emphasizes Campbell. Kelpies Sculpture / Facebook: Scotland is Now During promotional messages, ads will appear during some of the most popular TV shows in the UK. The intention is to attract potential visitors, especially those from the north of England, London and the south-east of the country.
The Association of Tourist Guides of the City of Vukovar in cooperation with the Croatian Association for the Interpretation of Heritage – Let’s Interpret Croatia is implementing the project Interpretation of Heritage for Sustainable Tourism Development. RELATED NEWS: The Croatian Association for the Interpretation of Heritage, abbreviated Let’s Interpret Croatia, was founded in April 2016 with the aim of encouraging excellence and efficiency in the interpretation of Croatian natural and cultural heritage, as well as raising awareness of its importance for the development of local communities. Through its activities, the Association encourages the dissemination of knowledge and skills, exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences in the field of heritage interpretation. The association is part of the umbrella European association Interpret Europe. Find out more about the Association in the attachment. The presentation of the project will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 17 pm in the restaurant Orion, Hotel Slavonija, Duga 1 Vinkovci. The Association of Tourist Guides of the City of Vukovar is a non-profit association of tourist guides founded in 2018. It gathers tourist guides in the area of Vukovar-Srijem County with the aim of providing its members with professional affirmation in a way that they qualitatively improve their activity, raise the reputation of the profession, and affirm the invitation of a tourist guide. Cover photo: Iva Silla, Secret Zagreb CROATIAN ASSOCIATION FOR HERITAGE INTERPRETATION LAUNCHED – LET’S INTERPRET CROATIA Heritage Interpretation Project for Sustainable Tourism Development aims to educate tourism guides in the field of heritage interpretation and to raise awareness of the importance of heritage interpretation to employees in the tourism, hospitality, economic, management and cultural sectors through a workshop on heritage interpretation.
Find out more about the selection of projects and the award of grants under the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 2019 in the attachment. Namely, the Deputy Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Jelka Tepšić, signed today in the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia a Co-financing Agreement in accordance with the conditions and criteria of the Program for the Development of Public Tourist Infrastructure in 2019. Photo: Pixabay.com Namely, the City of Dubrovnik applied to the said Program of the Ministry for the project “Development of a study of sustainability of tourism development and reception capacity with the action plan of the City of Dubrovnik” in the total value of 123.500 kuna, and in accordance with the provisions of the Program, Based on the contract, the Ministry of Tourism will participate in the project “Preparation of a study of sustainability of tourism development and reception capacity with the action plan of the City of Dubrovnik”, with funds up to 100 thousand kuna, which is 80 percent of the funds needed for the project. The public tourism infrastructure development program in 2019 opened at the end of April and closed on June 28, 2019. Funds for grants intended for counties, cities and municipalities, among other things, for the preparation of sustainability studies or quality management studies, are provided in the Tourism Development Fund, ie in the State Budget. RELATED NEWS: MINISTRY OF TOURISM ANNOUNCES DECISION ON SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC TOURIST INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN 2019 In addition to the city of Dubrovnik, the cities of Crikvenica, Mali Lošinj, Novalja, Biograd na Moru, Šibenik, Pula and Šibenik-Knin County received funds for the Study of Sustainability of Tourism Development and Reception Capacity with an action plan. Dubrovnik is finally embarking on a study on the sustainability of tourism development and reception capacity.
Uber presented two additional services in Zagreb today – Comfort and XL, which will enable users to choose vehicles of a higher class or vehicles with more space. Uber Comfort is intended for users who need the service of transport in higher class vehicles with drivers who have a minimum of 250 completed journeys and an average rating above 4,9. In addition, users who opt for Uber Comfort will be given the option of declaring preferences about talking to the driver or the temperature in the vehicle. The option will be available to them after they have chosen the Comfort service and set a destination, before the final confirmation of the ride. The minimum amount of driving with the Comfort service is HRK 17, the start fee is HRK 8, the price per minute is HRK 0,80, while the mileage fee is HRK 4,60. By the way, Croatia had the honor of hosting the world premiere of the UberBOAT service, and obviously we are still attractive enough as a destination for the premieres of new UBER services, which certainly contributes to a better image of Croatia. “We are still fully committed to doing business in Croatia. We take our customer feedback seriously and provide them with new options to make their experience better, such as vehicle type options or talking to the driver. By expanding the existing offer in Zagreb, we will meet the specific needs of airline users who often have excess luggage, users who want higher class vehicles, but also those who want to drive without talking, ” said Davor Tremac, Uber’s general manager for Southeast Europe. The second Uber XL service is intended for users who travel in groups and need up to 6 seats. In this way, users are allowed to simply choose Uber XL instead of ordering two X services, which is ultimately more cost-effective for them. With the Uber XL, the minimum driving amount is HRK 20, the start fee is HRK 10, the price per minute is HRK 1,10, and per kilometer is HRK 6. / / / MORE THAN 190 THOUSAND FOREIGN TOURISTS USED UBER DURING THE SUMMER SEASON ON THE CROATIAN COAST As part of the Comfort service, users in Zagreb will have the option of user preferences for the first time in Europe, which means that passengers will be able to tell the driver in advance whether they want to drive without talking and whether they prefer higher or lower temperatures inside the vehicle. / / / UBER AS THE AMBASSADOR OF CROATIAN TOURISM