Columbus Residents Ponder Ways to Lessen Dependency on Ft Benning

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Leaders and other stakeholders from Columbus, Ga., participated in two public workshops last week to discuss the likely impact of the loss of Fort Benning’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.The post originally had been projected to lose 3,402 soldiers but the figure now is closer to 2,800. About 1,050 soldiers left in December, with the remaining 1,750 slated to leave by the end of July. The cuts are part of the Army’s latest restructuring, which will shrink its active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 by the end of fiscal 2018.Attendees at the session on Thursday agreed that one strategy the Chattahoochee Valley should adopt in response to the changes is to find ways to retain separating service members, reported WTVM.The community needs to dedicate resources to workforce training for veterans, said Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. Convincing veterans to remain in the region should prompt the federal government to continue to invest in the Chattahoochee Valley area, Tomlinson said.“We have state-of-the-art facilities, we have excess capacity, room for growth,” she said. “As other bases are having to close because they’re obsolete, why don’t they come on to Fort Benning?”Matrix Design Group hosted the workshops for a study about the economic impacts of the cutbacks at Fort Benning. The study, primarily funded by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment, also will consider strategies for diversifying the valley’s economy.“The community really needs to figure out what else it can do to lead job creation and other things to make this a vibrant community,” said Sal Nodjomian, executive vice president of Matrix.last_img read more

2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The Transfiguration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following two children were baptized and joined the Parish of  the Transfiguration on Sunday, August 18, 2019:Nicholas Joseph RichardsonIsabella Maria RizzoCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”5 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more

Dipika Kakkar and Karan V Grover host concept event of Star Plus

first_imgLead pair Dipika Kakkar and Karan V Grover hosting concept event of Star Plus’s new show Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum.PR HandoutThe unique concept event for the new show of Star Plus, Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum, in the presence of the lead pair, Dipika Kakkar and Karan V Grover along with surgeons and other television actors was held in the city and received thumbs up from all across.Dipika Kakkar and Karan V Grover interacted with doctors and surgeons along with well-known television actors who all discussed the complexities of the two different industries.The symposium took place in the heart of the city and had the presence of the who’s who of both the industries. The actresses present were Ada Khan, Rashmi Desai, Tanaz Currim and Alisha Panwar alongside top surgeons of the city namely, Dr. Amandeep Gujral (spine surgeon), Viral Desai (plastic surgeon).The show, ‘Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum’ will have a new concept and a new love saga with a fresh take on love and relationships in contemporary times. It is a story of two characters from two different worlds, who have different professions with extremely busy schedules.With a fresh pairing of Dipika Kakar and Karan V Grover, who play the characters of an actress and a surgeon respectively, the show talks about the difficulties of balancing the personal life with the professional one, yet holding onto the romance between the two.Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was seen as the narrator for the show, who in the first outing introduced the on-screen pair leaving the audience with a question- while their hearts are one, will they manage to find themselves, hinting at the two demanding careers and the compromises it entails.Little chatter here and some there- the never seen before gathering in the history of television with the stalwarts of their respective fields, the show is going to be as fun as the unique concept event.last_img read more

Bdeshi national held with ammunition at airport

first_imgKolkata: A Bangladeshi national was arrested by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport police station on Monday for allegedly carrying 36 rounds of ammunition inside his luggage. During the baggage scanning, it got identified and he was immediately detained by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Later, he was handed over to the police.According to the police, on Monday at around 6:30 am, Md Golam Haider, a resident of Sirajgunj, went through necessary scanning at the airport. While scanning his luggage, metal items that looks like bullets were identified. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeImmediately, CISF personnel took Haider, along with the luggage, to a separate room where the bag was opened.It was found there were 36 rounds of .32 bore bullets inside it. Following the process, he was questioned about the bullets found inside his luggage.As per Haider, he has a licenced revolver in Bangladesh for which he was carrying those bullets.He also stated his arms licence number but failed to produce any document to corroborate his version. As he did not declare these bullets before the check-in process, he was handed over to the police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile, police is trying to figure as to how he passed his luggage checking procedure in Dhaka before boarding the flight to India?At around 2:45 pm, the duty manager, security of Air India, submitted a written complaint to the NSCBI airport police station following which Haider was arrested.Sources informed that Haider came to Kolkata on September 5 for the treatment of his wife along with an attendant.His wife and her attendant were given no objection to board the flight on medical grounds. They flew to Dhaka leaving Haider here. Haider has been booked under section 25 (1)(A) of Arms Act for possessing illegal ammunition and was arrested.He will be produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Barrackpore, on Tuesday.The police have informed the Bangladesh High Commission accordingly regarding Haider’s arrest. The Intelligence Branch (IB) and Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police has been informed through an all concern message about the incident.last_img read more

7 Basics for Keeping Your Companys Data Safe

first_imgJanuary 7, 2015 4 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Every other week there is a new high-profile data breach in the media. From Target to Home Depot to iCloud to JPMorgan to Snapchat to the White House—and most recently the devastating attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment—there’s always a headline highlighting the loss of data and breach of trust.But that doesn’t mean your business has to be one of them and suffer the staggering $3.5 million losses resulting from an average data breach.Here are seven practices and products you can adopt today to stay out of the data breach club.1. Arm yourself for the threats within.Data risks today don’t solely originate from malicious hackers, even if news headlines suggest otherwise. A recent PwC study found that internal threats and mistakes now constitute a bigger challenge to business security than external ones, meaning that regardless of size, today’s businesses must control not just data on storage platforms, but on employee and business partners’ devices and accounts.Related: 5 Lessons Leaders Can Learn From the Sony Hacking Scandal2. Get the lay of the land.Ask yourself: “What is the most sensitive, confidential data that our business holds, how is it handled, and who has access to it?” Create a spreadsheet matching data types and services to the employees and business associates who can access them. Make sure to include the two most sensitive types of data: customer information and intellectual property.3. Roles and permissions.Once you’ve identified your assets, review levels of access and if they can be regulated via policy, or, better yet, programmatically. An important factor to consider is whether your content management platform of choice allows the depth of control administrators need to set roles for each specific use case within the company. It’s important that these are refined, limiting access and edit of important data to authorized staff.4. Learn your weaknesses.Most people reuse the same password across services, including work-related programs. When a big retailer or service provider is breached, there is a very real chance that corporate emails and passwords are also impacted. A similar vulnerability recently enabled attackers to gain access to millions of Dropbox accounts as third-party services integrated with the product were compromised, laying millions of usernames and passwords vulnerable.To learn if this has happened before, start by heading over to security expert Troy Hunt’s site or Breach Alarm’s free tool and scan employees’ email addresses through their tool—their database is often updated with the latest published breaches.Related: 8 Mostly Free Best Practices for Tightening Internal Data Security5. Passwords hold the key.To prevent a similar incident, have a strong password management policy. Educating employees about never reusing passwords across services and creating stronger passwords (aim for length over variety of characters, though) is also key.Understandably, this requirement results in difficult to remember passwords, straining productivity. If possible, start using a password management application. They’re easy to use, automatically generate strong passwords for each service—and, most importantly, they’re secure. LastPass is a leader in this field.6. Anticipate the next Shellshock.There is another important reason to stay on top of security news. Within the past year alone, two major vulnerabilities were found to be lurking in widely used software—Heartbleed and Shellshock. We can safely assume that it’s only a matter of time until the next vulnerability is unearthed, and it’s important to pay attention to the news for when they come to light—especially if any of the software your business uses is compromised. Mass exploitation of these vulnerabilities can happen in as little as a week’s time after they’re disclosed, so your business is at risk if you wait around—or even worse, do nothing.7. Do your homework.When choosing services to implement into your business’s workflow, it’s important not to overlook pure security for productivity benefits, an easy mistake in today’s productivity-and-cloud-crazed environment. Do your due diligence, and make sure to go with services that are recommended by security professionals and your industry’s relevant associations, which often publish guidelines relevant to your market and regulatory environment. It’s also important to make sure the services that you decide to go with include privacy policies and guarantees that will inform you when their systems are breached.Related: ‘Bash’ Bug Could Be Bigger Than Heartbleedlast_img read more

Agents and clients win big with TravelBrands 48hour Flash Sale

first_img Posted by Share Tuesday, February 28, 2017 MISSISSAUGA — Blink and you may miss TravelBrand’s exclusive 48-hour Flash Sale with Bahia Principe Hotels. But agents and clients who are quick to book will benefit from “never-before-seen savings” and extra Loyalty Points.The Flash Sale is available to agents who book a land-only or TravelGenie package online on ‘Access’ or by phone. As of Feb. 28, the 48-hour sale offers savings of up to $1,070 per couple (for a seven-night stay at Grand Bahia Principe in Jamaica), as well as 3x the Loyalty Points for agents.Agents will also accumulate Bahia Principe Rewards with every booking.“Our long-standing partnership is a testimonial to the relationship that we have built throughout the years,” said Frank DeMarinis, President and CEO of TravelBrands. “We are committed to our travel agent partners by offering a roster of top notch suppliers and Bahia Principe Hotels fulfill that commitment year after year. Their dedication to unparalleled service and quality properties is best in their class.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureFor more information go to travelbrandsagent.com. << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Agents and clients win big with TravelBrand’s 48-hour Flash Sale Tags: Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, Promotions, TravelBrands Travelweek Group last_img read more