IOC receives Green Building Leadership Award

IOC receives Green Building Leadership Award

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received another distinction for Olympic House. The IOC’s new headquarters in Lausanne has been awarded the European 2020 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award. Olympic House, which also holds the rigorous LEED Platinum certification, is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. The award, announced today […]

Geopolitics and face masks

Geopolitics and face masks

by Anonymous As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in earnest, governments resort to playground tactics, blaming others while trumping-up their own success and minimizing internal setbacks. According to April 20, 2020 MarketWatch article, the face mask market will reach 3.14 billion by 2026. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand all across the world. 50 countries already […]

New strategic plan published by World Athletics

New strategic plan published by World Athletics

by Anonymous World Athletics has today published its four-year Strategic Plan, designed to harness the power and accessibility of athletics to drive growth in the sport and create a healthier and fitter world. World Athletics Strategic Plan In recent meetings, World Athletics and its 214 Member Federations discussed the direction athletics will take over the […]

COVID-19 and populations at risk update

COVID-19 and populations at risk update

Based on a detailed review of available evidence to date, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions remain at increased risk for severe illness, but now CDC has further defined age- […]

The International Olympic Committee, The United Nations and The World Health Organization partner for healthy individuals and communities

The International Olympic Committee, The United Nations and The World Health Organization partner for healthy individuals and communities

In the coming weeks, Olympic athletes will help deliver important public health information, inspiring people to adopt or continue behaviours that will curtail the pandemic and provide resources that promote physical and mental health. Using the theme “Healthy Together”, partners and athletes will spotlight the collective effort and global collaboration needed to reduce the spread and […]

For almost one in five consumers, social ratings come at a cost, Kaspersky report finds

For almost one in five consumers, social ratings come at a cost, Kaspersky report finds

Woburn, MA – June 24, 2020 – Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: embracing the world of ratings, has uncovered that 18% of consumers globally have experienced issues accessing financial services because of an assessment of their social media information by scoring systems. While such social scoring systems have become more widespread and are already implemented in many countries […]

Eddie Kasko Passes away

Eddie Kasko Passes away

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox mourn the loss of Eddie Kasko, who passed away today at the age of 88, just three days shy of his 89th birthday. He spent 29 seasons in the Red Sox organization as a player (1966), minor league manager (1967-69), major league manager (1970-73), scout (1974-77), and executive (1978-94), […]

Russian Paranoia

Russian Paranoia

by Anonymous As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in earnest, governments resort to playground tactics, blaming others while trumping-up their own success and minimizing internal setbacks. Russia is doing just that, and no doubt seeks to point to other government’s similar malfeasance as justification. Accordingly, President Vladimir Putin points his finger at the United States as […]

Chinese Influence Operations: Part II of Hack and Hype at Scale

Chinese Influence Operations: Part II of Hack and Hype at Scale

By Stephen H. Campbell This is Part II of a two-part series on China. Part I focused on Chinese theft of US intellectual property. Part II explores Chinese influence operations. For decades since the Chinese Communist Revolution the world has become accustomed to a soothing rhetoric of peace and harmony emanating from China’s leaders: “amity […]

National Cybersecurity Center partners with Cyber Resilience Institute on c-Watch Training

National Cybersecurity Center partners with Cyber Resilience Institute on c-Watch Training

Colorado Springs, CO June 18, 2020 – The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is pleased to announce its support for the Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) and its c-Watch 2020 cyber intelligence training.   The NCC is a strong advocate for the advancement of cybersecurity-related trainings to fill a critical need for more cyber-aware and active students and professionals. The c-Watch 2020 training offers a three-week intensive course on the interdisciplinary domain of cyber […]