November 18, 2019

Rangers Smoosh The Canucks, 5-1

first_imgVANCOUVER, British Columbia  — The New York Rangers knew exactly what to expect from the Vancouver Canucks and used it to their advantage.Mats Zuccarello scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves Dec. 13 as New York rolled past Vancouver 5-1 by capitalizing on the Canucks’ tendency to pinch their defense at the opposing team’s blue line.The Rangers scored on three odd-man rushes in quick succession before the game was 7 minutes old.“We pre-scouted, our coaches talked about that a lot,” said New York defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who opened the scoring. “It was going to be a big job for our wingers to either hold onto pucks or not get it back to them or get it out of the zone. We were able to do that right away in the first period and we got some good looks because of it.”J.T. Miller and Marc Staal had the other goals for New York, while Rick Nash and Derick Brassard each had two assists.“We talked about them pinching,” said Lundqvist, whose team hadn’t played since Monday and had lost two of its last three. “I didn’t think they were going to go that hard every time. It was almost like a 50-50 puck they were going for it and we made them pay, especially in the first period.”Nick Bonino had the only goal for Vancouver, while Ryan Miller made 18 stops.“There’s no excuse for that. We know that we’ve got to be better than that,” said Canucks coach Willie Desjardins. “Sometimes there’s nights like this. They’re never acceptable, but the only thing we can do is get better. We have no choice. The only choice we have is to get better.”The Canucks were playing at home for the first time since Nov. 25 after wrapping up a season-high seven-game road trip that saw them go a respectable 3-3-1, but finish with consecutive defeats in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.Desjardins said changes will be coming in his team’s approach ahead of Wednesday’s home game against Dallas. “We played a certain way and now we’re getting caught on it,” he said. “We try to play an aggressive style and when it doesn’t work it goes the other way and it was going the other way tonight.“I think we have to make some adjustments in the system.”After a bad pinch from defenseman Ryan Stanton, Jesper Fast fed McDonagh on a 3-on-1 break for his first of the season at 2:36 of the opening period to make it 1-0.The Rangers then somehow broke in on a 4-on-1 rush shortly after that and failed to connect before J.T. Miller buried his third of the season on a 2-on-1 break with a nice move to the backhand at 3:19.Zuccarello made it 3-0 at 6:46 on another 3-on-1, scoring his fifth of the season as New York scored on three straight shots.“Wrong decisions all over the ice,” Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said. “Forwards not coming back, not keeping the third guy high, defense pinching when they shouldn’t. On every one of those you can point out three or four mistakes. It’s not just one guy, its from all five guys on the ice.”Staal made it 4-0 at 7:17 of the second when his first of the season found its way through a screen past Miller, who looked especially frustrated and shrugged his shoulders as the Rangers celebrated.New York’s Martin St. Louis was awarded a penalty shot just over 5 minutes later after getting hooked on a breakaway, but he couldn’t beat the Vancouver goalie.But any good feeling didn’t last long as Zuccarello scored his second of the night and sixth of the season with 2:21 left in the period by tapping home a slick pass from Brassard.Vancouver finally got on the board when Bonino broke Lundqvist’s shutout bid at 4:20 of the third with his eighth of the season and first in 16 games, but it was far too late to influence an outcome that was decided early.“You’re going to go through a season, you’re going to have to find a way to dig out of things,” said Miller. “This is our first opportunity to have to dig out of a hole that’s a little deeper than usual. See how we respond here. You’re not going to go 82 (games) without a stretch like this.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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September 30, 2019

Johnson Trying To Adjust To Life – And Madden

The wads of money, the fame and the high-profile life that comes with being a celebrity professional athlete?No, what Chad Johnson has missed most since his recent arrest and subsequent release from the Miami Dolphins has more to do with a popular video game.No longer in football, the former six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver was hoping to get his football fix through Madden ‘13, only to find his own avatar no longer available.It was an epiphany of sorts for the enigmatic 12-year veteran.Tweeted Johnson: “That awkward moment when you realize you’re not on Madden13 and you have to create yourself.”Johnson tweeted that message Wednesday to his 3,733,709 followers. Since he’s no longer on a roster, his avatar was moved to the game’s free agent pool.That realization apparently led to some introspection. Through Twitter, Johnson then lamented his actions that led to his Aug. 11 arrest.Police in Davie, Florida booked Johnson that night on charges of domestic battery for allegedly head-butting his wife following an argument. The two had been married barely a month before the altercation.Johnson was released the following afternoon on a $2,500 bond, but the incident assured the end of his tenure with the Dolphins.His wife formally divorced him just days later, prompting Johnson to seek a clean start in all facets.Always an avid user of social media, he responded via Twitter to a fan who asked “why did you delete your bio?” by saying, “I got to start life over and create a new one.”Johnson then politely rebuffed a fan who was trying to offer him sympathy for his current plight, saying none was necessary.“I made the bed,” he tweeted, “now I gotta lay n it.”Johnson’s downward spiral from his heady days as one of the league’s premiere receivers has been a steady one. He managed just 15 catches for 276 yards and a touchdown while playing for New England last year. read more

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September 14, 2019

Learn to Leverage Your Niche Media Brand at FOLIOs Growth Summit

first_imgFOLIO: has organized a one-day event in Chicago this summer to help niche media publishers leverage the newest strategies to help build stronger brands with more revenue and controlled costs, without losing the core vision.The FOLIO: Growth Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on June 17 with a pre-day “Social Media Workshop” and networking reception on June 16 targeted to help small and mid-size publishers.The main-day’s interactive sessions will feature a keynote address from Active Interest Media chairman and CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III who will discuss the importance of leveraging brand equity into new business ventures and how doing so ultimately strengthened his company.Interactive sessions will range in topic from “Re-Engineering Audience Acquisition: Marketing Campaigns and Pricing Models to Keep the Subscriber Base Growing” and “Building A Stronger, Multiplatform Company” to “Who’s Doing What with Content that Works: A Baker’s Dozen of Great Ideas” and “Magazines and Live Events: The Perfect Fit.” In addition to Zimbalist, speakers for these progressive session topics include Atlantic Media’s National Journal Group CEO Tim Hartman, ALM CMO Lenny Izzo, IDG Enterprise CEO Matthew Yorke and Dave Colford, president of Hanley Wood’s Media Network, among many others.For more information about which industry influencers will be speaking at the event or to view a full agenda, please visit More on this topic ABM Postpones “Mobile Drill Down” in New York FOLIO: Announces First-Ever E-Media Strategist Summit Agenda Magazine to Relaunch as Best Events Clarity Partners Buys Controlling Stake in Modern Luxury Media IDG: We’ll Be in Print ‘As Long as it Makes Sense’ SNAP Consolidates ConferencesJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV NetworksPowered bylast_img read more

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August 31, 2019

STF reconstructs plot of smuggling firearms

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police reconstructed the plot in connection with the smuggling of firearms from Rifle Factory Ishapore to the Maoists. A team comprising senior police officers from the STF took one of the six arrested persons, Umesh Ray, alias Bhola, to the spot and reconstructed the plot. Bhola is a resident of Ishapore near Surkikal Kumarpara at Noapara in North 24-Parganas. During reconstruction, the investigating officers have come across the spots from where they used to take scrap firearms out of the rifle factory without getting noticed by the security personnel. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSources said during reconstruction Bhola showed the window with broken grill at the rifle factory from where they used to take out firearms. Police have found some revolvers, quite similar to those recovered on Tuesday, lying near the window. They suspect that there were plans to take out the same from the room.He also showed the spots from where they used to scale the fences while taking out scrap firearms to avoid getting noticed by security personnel. He also took the investigating officers to the place at the factory from where the firearms were stolen. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPolice have also found that there was no inventory or record of the scrapped materials and it helped them to carry on with their work for the past ten years without getting caught. Police have also seized two revolvers during the reconstruction of the plot. The same will be used for comparison with those seized from the arrested persons on Monday. During reconstruction, names of some more staff and contractors of scrap items have cropped up. Police said they will be summoned for interrogation in this connection. Further investigation revealed that Bihar resident Ajay Pandey, alias Guddu Pandit, who was arrested in connection with the incident, knows more people who are involved in the racket and with the help of the same people; AK-47 was procured from North East states. Police have recorded the moments of the reconstruction of the plot.last_img read more

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August 30, 2019

New Malware Uncovered With Stealth Features to Spy on Businesses

first_img Register Now » 2 min read November 24, 2014 An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, anti virus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday.The Mountain View, California-based maker of Norton anti virus products said its research showed that a “nation state” was likely the developer of the malware called Regin, or Backdoor. Regin, but Symantec did not identify any countries or victims.Symantec said Regin’s design “makes it highly suited for persistent, long-term surveillance operations against targets,” and was withdrawn in 2011 but resurfaced from 2013 onward.The malware uses several “stealth” features “and even when its presence is detected, it is very difficult to ascertain what it is doing,” according to Symantec. It said “many components of Regin remain undiscovered and additional functionality and versions may exist.”Almost half of all infections occurred at addresses of Internet service providers, the report said. It said the targets were customers of the companies rather than the companies themselves. About 28 percent of targets were in telecoms while other victims were in the energy, airline, hospitality and research sectors, Symantec said.Symantec described the malware as having five stages, each “hidden and encrypted, with the exception of the first stage.” It said “each individual stage provides little information on the complete package. Only by acquiring all five stages is it possible to analyze and understand the threat.”Regin also uses what is called a modular approach that allows it to load custom features tailored to targets, the same method applied in other malware, such as Flamer and Weevil (The Mask), the anti virus company said. Some of its features were also similar to Duqu malware, uncovered in September 2011 and related to a computer worm called Stuxnet, discovered the previous year.Cybersecurity is a sensitive topic for businesses in the United States, where there have been several breaches of major companies and customer information. The U.S. government and private cyber intelligence firms have said they suspect state-backed hackers in China or Russia may be responsible.Symantec said Russia and Saudi Arabia accounted for about half of the confirmed infections of the Regin malware and the other countries were Mexico, Ireland, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Belgium, Austria and Pakistan.(Reporting by Grant McCool, editing by G Crosse) Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on Reuterslast_img read more

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