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Brendan Nelson denies 'conflict of interest' after passing on fees from arms firm to war memorial


Reported to us by: The Guardian - 2 hours 16 min ago - [CET]

Nelson got no financial benefit from Thales because he donated any payments received, memorial says

The head of the Australian War Memorial, Brendan Nelson, was personally receiving payments from the multinational arms manufacturer Thales while publicly defending the institution’s controversial acceptance of donations from weapons companies.

The AWM has strongly denied any suggestion that Thales’s payments to Nelson for his work as a board member created a conflict of interest, saying Nelson donated any money he received and cleared the arrangement as required with the federal government.

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Photo of 3 Alabama men who kept widow company at restaurant goes viral


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 2 hours 16 min ago - [CET]
A simple photo of three men dining at an Alabama restaurant with an older woman they had just met has been viewed on Facebook more than 154,000 times and shared more than 42,000 times.
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Algorithm Improves Quantum Computer Efficiency


Reported to us by: Asian Scientist Magazine - 2 hours 18 min ago - [CET]
Combinatorial optimization problems can now be solved more efficiently with an algorithm developed by Tohoku University researchers.
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Breastfed Babies Have Better Cholesterol Profiles As Teens


Reported to us by: Asian Scientist Magazine - 2 hours 18 min ago - [CET]
Researchers in Hong Kong found that infants who were breastfed had reduced levels of low density lipoprotein-cholesterol during adolescence.
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Cellular Spring Cleaning Implicated In Brain Diseases


Reported to us by: Asian Scientist Magazine - 2 hours 18 min ago - [CET]
Neurological diseases such as autism and schizophrenia are linked to impaired autophagy in neurons, say researchers in Japan.
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Chelsea's Sarri charged with misconduct over Burnley behaviour


Reported to us by: AFRICA SPORT NEWS - 2 hours 18 min ago - [CET]
(Reuters) - Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct for his behaviour during Monday's 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley, the English Football Association said.
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1 president, 2,922 portraits make up Chicago art exhibit


Reported to us by: WT ENTERTAINMENT - 2 hours 19 min ago - [CET]

CHICAGO (AP) - Rob Pruitt calls it a "monument of a movement." Visitors to the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago will see 2,922 portraits of former President Barack Obama.

"The Obama Paintings" is Rebuild Foundation's newest exhibit. Pruitt painted Obama's image for an hour a day while reflecting on ...

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Southern Africa: Another Strong Tropical Storm Heads for Mozambique


Reported to us by: ALLAFRICA - 2 hours 19 min ago - [CET]
[News24Wire] Another strong tropical cyclone is heading for the south-east coast of Africa and it is expected to make landfall on Thursday.
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Indian election officials trek 34 miles through remote forest for 1 voter


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 2 hours 19 min ago - [CET]
Indian election officials trekked deep into the jungle through an animal sanctuary with lions to set up a polling station for one voter, according to a report.
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Scottish leader to give update on independence plans


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 19 min ago - [CET]
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to outline her plans for a new referendum on independence from the U.K. The first minister is scheduled to update the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Wednesday on “Brexit and Scotland’s future.”
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Groups file lawsuit over approval of North Carolina bridge


Reported to us by: ABC USA HEADLINES - 2 hours 19 min ago - [CET]
Local residents, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts have filed a lawsuit challenging approval by state and federal officials of a new bridge on the North Carolina coast
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Indonesia election fraud allegations are 'baseless': Security minister


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 21 min ago - [CET]
Indonesia's chief security minister said on Wednesday accusations that the government and security forces conspired with election agencies to conduct systematic fraud during last week's polls are "baseless" and threatened national security.
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Long scores fastest ever Premier League goal


Reported to us by: CNN SPORTS - 2 hours 22 min ago - [CET]
It only takes a second to score a goal, according to the old cliché.
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Seoul lawmaker: Top Kim adviser in North removed from post


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 22 min ago - [CET]
A South Korean lawmaker says that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s most trusted policy adviser apparently has been removed from one of his posts
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China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 22 min ago - [CET]
Beijing plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported Wednesday, citing a top space official.
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Iranian Parliament Labels Entire US Military as Terrorist


Reported to us by: MILITARY HEADLINES - 2 hours 22 min ago - [CET]
The bill confirms Iran's earlier label of the U.S. Central Command, also known as CENTCOM, and all its forces as terrorist.
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Scottish leader to give update on independence plans


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 2 hours 22 min ago - [CET]
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to outline her plans for a new referendum on independence from the U.K. The first minister is scheduled to update the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh Wednesday on "Brexit and Scotland's future."
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Minorities, older adults boost Biden atop 2020 Democratic field - Reuters/Ipsos public poll


Reported to us by: REUTERS - 2 hours 23 min ago - [CET]
Former Vice President Joe Biden leads all other candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and draws his strongest levels of support from minorities and older adults, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public poll released on Wednesday.
Newsitem placed in category: GLOBAL OVERWATCH™ , REUTERS

Ex-mayor in federal pay-to-play scheme faces sentencing


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 24 min ago - [CET]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Pennsylvania mayor convicted of exchanging public works contracts for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced as part of a federal pay-to-play investigation that led to raids of two city halls a week apart.

Vaughn Spencer, the Democratic mayor of Reading from 2012 until his ...

Newsitem placed in category: POLITICAL NEWS UPDATED

In summer movie season, superheroes and a king may set movie records for Disney


Reported to us by: REUTERS - 2 hours 25 min ago - [CET]
The final chapter in a decade-long superhero saga and the remake of a big-screen classic could topple box-office records during a summer movie season expected to be dominated by Walt Disney Co.
Newsitem placed in category: GLOBAL OVERWATCH™ , REUTERS

Seoul lawmaker: Top Kim adviser in North removed from post


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 2 hours 25 min ago - [CET]
A South Korean lawmaker says that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted policy adviser apparently has been removed from one of his posts.
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POLITICO Playbook: Trump ratchets up fight with Congress with testimony ban


Reported to us by: POLITICO TOP PICKS - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
And the House asks a judge to block President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Newsitem placed in category: POLITICAL NEWS UPDATED

These five charts show how bad the student loan debt situation is


Reported to us by: NBC NEWS - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
Elizabeth Warren just proposed canceling student loan debt for most debtors.
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Doraemon will not be used for Visit Malaysia Year 2020, tourism minister says


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not be using popular Japanese cartoon character Doraemon to promote Visit Malaysia Year 2020, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Mohamaddin Ketapi clarified, following backlash over a suggestion to host a Doraemon art exhibition in conjunction with the tourism ...
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Divided Europe faces China Belt and Road test


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
BRUSSELS: The complicated, hot-and-cold relationship between Europe and China takes another turn this week, as several EU leaders break ranks to attend the Belt and Road summit in Beijing. The list of European leaders attending the showcase for China's global influence - held Thursday through ...
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UK begins search for new Bank of England governor


Reported to us by: CHINA POST - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]

LONDON (AP) — The British government has started the process to appoint the successor to Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England. Carney, who in July 2013 became the first foreigner to head the Bank of England, has said he is standing down from his role at the end of January 2020. In […]

這篇文章 UK begins search for new Bank of England governor 最早出現於 The China Post。

Newsitem placed in category: NEWS FROM ASIA/CHINA

"Intelligence Matters": Chris Darby on the intel community's innovation challenges


Reported to us by: CBS NEWS POLITICS - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
Technology "underpins society today in a way it never has before," Darby said
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Chris Darby talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"


Reported to us by: CBS NEWS POLITICS - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
Darby discussed the U.S. intelligence community's innovation challenges
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Climate-change activists worldwide look to courts as a powerful new ally


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
Judges in several countries have ruled against governments or corporations, contributing to a growing consensus on the urgency of global warming.
Newsitem placed in category: GLOBAL CHANNEL 4, GLOBAL OVERWATCH™ , WASHINGTON POST

Why does it take so long to confirm Trump’s appointments?


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
The Senate ‘went nuclear’ -- but that won’t speed things up much.
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Press review: Russia-Belarus oil dispute hits Ukraine and Zelensky to get invite to Crimea


Reported to us by: TASS (Russian News Agency) - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
Top stories in the Russian press on Wednesday, April 24
Newsitem placed in category: GLOBAL OVERWATCH™ , RUSSIAN NEWS

Weak inflation report: the case for an interest rate cut


Reported to us by: Sydney Morning Herald - Business - 2 hours 27 min ago - [CET]
Discussion of case for interest rate cuts is likely to dominate the next meeting of the Reserve Bank's board.
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Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST - 2 hours 28 min ago - [CET]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide to inspect Turkey’s Ottoman-era archives
Newsitem placed in category: GLOBAL CHANNEL 4, GLOBAL OVERWATCH™ , WASHINGTON POST

President Trump, first lady to speak on opioids at summit in Atlanta; protests planned


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 2 hours 29 min ago - [CET]
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to be in Atlanta on Wednesday to continue their efforts to combat the nation's opioid crisis. Both are set to headline the 2019 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.
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Scottish wild salmon stocks in crisis, say anglers


Reported to us by: The Guardian - 2 hours 29 min ago - [CET]

Just over 37,000 wild salmon were caught last year, the lowest in nearly 70 years

Scotland’s anglers have warned that wild salmon stocks are at crisis point after they caught the lowest number on record last year.

Official data from the Scottish government showed just over 37,000 wild salmon were caught in 2018, the lowest since records began in 1952 and 67% of the average over the past five years.

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Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 2 hours 30 min ago - [CET]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying they should inspect Turkey's Ottoman-era archives and "we have nothing to hide."
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North Korean leader arrives in Russia before summit with Vladimir Putin – video


Reported to us by: The Guardian - 2 hours 30 min ago - [CET]

Kim Jong-un has arrived in Vladivostok ahead of talks with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. Kim was filmed arriving on an armoured train at Khasan station and shaking hands with Russian officials before receiving a military welcome. Kim is expected to seek Russian support over western sanctions and in its negotiations with the US over its nuclear programme 

  • Kim Jong-un arrives in Vladivostok by train for Putin summit


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Tucker Carlson: Dems are outraged a terrorist can't vote - and sabotage their own chances of beating Trump


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 2 hours 30 min ago - [CET]
Tucker Carlson: Democrats are their own worst enemy in the 2020 race.
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Rugby legend Wilkinson leaves fear behind him


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 31 min ago - [CET]
LONDON: Jonny Wilkinson's last second drop goal to win the Rugby World Cup for England in 2003 earned him iconic status but left him feeling empty and unable to cope. The former England fly-half who turns 40 next month told the Daily Mail that he turned into a 'horrible' person who was unhappy in ...
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Credit Suisse lifts profit with surprise equity trading gains


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 31 min ago - [CET]
Credit Suisse set a positive tone for this quarter's European bank results on Wednesday, lifting its net profit as gains in equities and deeper ties between trading and private banking helped offset lower revenue.
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Sri Lanka investigates ISIS ties to bombings


Reported to us by: NBC NEWS - 2 hours 32 min ago - [CET]
Sri Lanka's state minister of defense called on the government to ban the local Islamist group National Thowheed Jamath in the wake of the attack.
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Leader of Sri Lanka Attacks Was Killed in Bombing, Official Says


Reported to us by: NEW YORK TIMES - 2 hours 33 min ago - [CET]
A Sri Lankan official said the mastermind of the Easter Sunday attacks was among the nine suicide bombers. Another bomber was said to have been a woman.
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China ready to join Russia, North Korea in denuclearization efforts


Reported to us by: TASS (Russian News Agency) - 2 hours 33 min ago - [CET]
China and Russia maintain close contacts on the Korean Peninsula issue
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Novartis Earnings Bolster CEO's Revamp Efforts


Reported to us by: WALL STREET JOURNAL - US. BUSINESS NEWS - 2 hours 36 min ago - [CET]
Novartis raised its full-year guidance as it reported strong growth of its newer drugs, bolstering its chief executive’s efforts to focus the pharmaceutical giant on higher-value medicines.
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Texas Soldier who Stole, Resold Shell Casings Gets Prison


Reported to us by: MILITARY HEADLINES - 2 hours 37 min ago - [CET]
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Darryle Robert Bankhead was sentenced to 33 months and must repay nearly $118,000.
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Russia’s defense chief slams US for derailing OPCW work


Reported to us by: TASS (Russian News Agency) - 2 hours 38 min ago - [CET]
There are "quite a few examples" of the disregard for multilateral agreements and international institutions, Shoigu stated
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US briefing: Trump defies Congress, online extremism and Sri Lanka


Reported to us by: The Guardian - 2 hours 38 min ago - [CET]

Wednesday’s top story: Trump says he doesn’t want aides to testify on Mueller report. Plus, ‘kidfluencers’ are making millions online, but for whom?

Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.

Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.

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Five challenges for Ukraine's new president


Reported to us by: REUTERS - 2 hours 39 min ago - [CET]
Ukraine has entered uncharted political waters by choosing Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no previous political experience and few detailed policies, as its new president.
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Japan sterilisation law victims get compensation and apology


Reported to us by: BBC - 2 hours 41 min ago - [CET]
Under an earlier eugenics law, thousands were forcibly operated upon so they couldn't have children.
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South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines


Reported to us by: CHINA POST - 2 hours 41 min ago - [CET]

KUAJOK, South Sudan (AP) — Despondent, Akon Mathiong points to two small mounds of dirt where she buried her grandsons, 4 and 5 years old, last month. They died after contracting measles in one of the worst-hit areas of South Sudan’s latest outbreak. “Every time I see the graves I feel like crying,” Mathiong said. […]

這篇文章 South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines 最早出現於 The China Post。

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Chelsea's Sarri charged with misconduct over Burnley behaviour


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 42 min ago - [CET]
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct for his behaviour during Monday's 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley, the English Football Association said.
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UK and Irish leaders attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee


Reported to us by: CHINA POST - 2 hours 42 min ago - [CET]

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland will join hundreds of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the young journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. Prime Minister Theresa May will skip her weekly House of Commons question-and-answer session to attend the service at Belfast’s St. Anne’s Cathedral, […]

這篇文章 UK and Irish leaders attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee 最早出現於 The China Post。

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Funeral for young journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 42 min ago - [CET]
BELFAST: A journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland is to be laid to rest on Wednesday (Apr 24) at a ceremony celebrating her life to be attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Lyra McKee, 29, who chronicled the troubled history of Northern Ireland, was ...
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America’s Weirdest Historical Fad Diets


Reported to us by: HUFFINGTON POST - 2 hours 42 min ago - [CET]
Once upon a time, people chugged gallons of milk and chewed all their food only to spit it out.
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German business outlook darkens amid trade slowdown


Reported to us by: CHINA POST - 2 hours 42 min ago - [CET]

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An index of German business optimism fell in April as Europe’s largest economy struggles with a slowdown in trade but is supported by a strong labor market. The Ifo institute said Wednesday its business climate index slipped to 99.2 points from 99.7 points in March, indicating managers were less satisfied with […]

這篇文章 German business outlook darkens amid trade slowdown 最早出現於 The China Post。

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North Korean leader’s cortege arrives on Russky Island in Vladivostok


Reported to us by: TASS (Russian News Agency) - 2 hours 43 min ago - [CET]
Kim Jong-un arrived in Russia for his first visit to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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7 things to know before the bell


Reported to us by: CNN NATIONAL - 2 hours 44 min ago - [CET]
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.
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Expert: Russian, North Korean leaders’ summit to develop humanitarian ties


Reported to us by: TASS (Russian News Agency) - 2 hours 44 min ago - [CET]
On April 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un will meet for talks in the Russian city of Vladivostok
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U.S. National Guard cyber warriors selected to defend critical infrastructure


Reported to us by: DEFENSENEWS - 2 hours 45 min ago - [CET]

The U.S. National Guard is standing up cyber warriors to protect the vulnerable critical infrastructure in the communities where they serve.

A team of 10 Ohio National Guard cyber warriors has been selected to participate in a pilot program designed to protect critical infrastructure that services military installations. The Ohio National Guard Cyber Mission Assurance Team (CMAT) participated in a network and industrial control systems threat assessment exercise as part of Cyber Shield 19 at Camp Atterbury, Ind., from April 5-19, 2019.

“The Cyber Mission Assurance Team we’re piloting was designed to fill a gap in mission assurance for Department of Defense critical infrastructure outside the gate,” said Col. George R. Haynes, Chief of Cyberspace Operations, National Guard Bureau. “Inside the post we’re able to do a pretty good job. But once we get outside the post, we don’t really have a person that’s focused on the area of responsibility outside the post with our mission partners.”

The focus of the CMAT will be those companies that provide vital infrastructure to military installations like electricity, telecommunications and water. It is these aging industrial control systems that are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

“By and large, the suppliers and mission partners that are providing services to these Department of Defense facilities use industrial control systems,” said Army National Guard 1st Lt. Jeff Archer, Ohio National Guard CMAT, Deputy Team Lead. “Anything from power to water treatment would be considered an industrial control system and would be in scope of our vulnerability assessment process.”

The team reflects recent initiatives by the Department of Defense to develop partnerships with industry and local and state government to address vulnerabilities in our nation’s critical infrastructure.

“We work primarily in the civilian space,” said Capt. Scott Jackson, Ohio National Guard CMAT Team Lead. “We engage with the civilians to do vulnerability assessments and control reviews to ensure mission effectiveness. A good example of would be a utility company that provides a service like power to a Guard base or an active-duty base. We would provide assessments in scope of the service that they provide to the base. If there were a vulnerability we could detect that vulnerability and partner with that company to ensure that the risk is mitigated.”

The National Guard has the unique opportunity to partner with some of the more vulnerable infrastructure partners in the nation. With armories located across smaller city and rural communities, National Guard installations have many infrastructure support mission partners.

“The CMAT partnership will be great for those medium to small-scale companies that might not have the resources for threat and vulnerability management,” said Christopher Pitts, Duke Energy, Charlotte NC. “It would be perfect for those quick-hit scenarios where we might not be able to deploy in a timely fashion. We would be able to partner with our government friends to ensure that we are mitigating threats quickly.”

The National Guard CMAT team are citizen Soldiers and Airmen, one of its greatest strengths. The team are professionals that also work in the security and utility sector.

“We do have full-time people in the CMAT,” said Archer. “But we mostly have traditional Guardsmen and they bring a rich background of different skills. We have several civilian and government employed security analysts. We have infrastructure professionals that, while they don’t work in security, the knowledge that they bring to the team provides us a whole new and invaluable perspective.”

Effective communication between military and civilian partner agencies will be a primary focus of the team.

“It takes a unique skillset in this mission as opposed to our traditional cyber mission,” Said Jackson. “Up until now, all of our engagements have been military to military. This is engaging directly with civilian entities so there may be a different approach. We might have to retool a little bit to be more approachable and civilian friendly. And so that is something we will focus on with our reporting and our engagement.”

The CMAT team gained experience with civilian partners at Cyber Shield 19, where they were paired with industry-provided network owners. The event provided the opportunity for the team to get comfortable with members of the industry that it will soon be serving. It also provided an opportunity for infrastructure and industry partners to see the National Guard’s cyber defense plans for the future.

“I see a lot of value in the CMAT team,” said Pitts. “To strengthen the cyber posture of all of our states is in our best interest. I think CMAT is that next evolution of our infrastructure protection.”

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Sheriff: SC man shoots into girlfriend's car, kills her son


Reported to us by: ABC News - 2 hours 45 min ago - [CET]
26-year-old X'Zavier Sharif Davis has been charged with murder.
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How horses became one woman's mental health 'therapy'


Reported to us by: CNN SPORTS - 2 hours 46 min ago - [CET]
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Africa: France's Richest Man Invests in Botswana


Reported to us by: ALLAFRICA - 2 hours 46 min ago - [CET]
[The Patriot] The spirited campaign by some conservationists against the Government of Botswana regarding the proposed lifting of the hunting ban seems to be bearing positive results for the Botswana tourism.
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Daycare workers charged over video of toddler scared of doll


Reported to us by: ABC USA HEADLINES - 2 hours 47 min ago - [CET]
Two Kentucky daycare workers have been charged over an online video that shows one of them scaring a toddler with a doll
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Indonesia election fraud allegations are 'baseless' - security minister


Reported to us by: REUTERS - 2 hours 47 min ago - [CET]
Indonesia's chief security minister said on Wednesday accusations that the government and security forces conspired with election agencies to conduct systematic fraud during last week's polls are "baseless" and threatened national security.
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Daycare workers charged over video of toddler scared of doll


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 2 hours 47 min ago - [CET]
Two Kentucky daycare workers have been charged over an online video that shows one of them scaring a toddler with a doll.
Newsitem placed in category: GLOBAL CHANNEL 4

National Film Awards to be given after general elections


Reported to us by: The Hindu Entertainment - 2 hours 47 min ago - [CET]
The winners of the 66th National Film Awards will be declared after the conclusion of the general elections, the Information and Broadcasting Minist
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Iran oil waivers: Is it about to become more expensive to fill my car?


Reported to us by: BBC - 2 hours 47 min ago - [CET]
What US sanctions on Iran's oil industry might mean for you - and why they matter.
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New Zealand and France to Seek Pact Blocking Extreme Online Content


Reported to us by: N.Y. TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 2 hours 48 min ago - [CET]
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand said the “call to action” would include “specific expectations on governments and internet companies,” but not new regulations.
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Who is Zahran Hashim, the radical cleric linked to Sri Lanka bombings?


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - 2 hours 49 min ago - [CET]
For years, Sri Lanka’s Muslim community warned authorities about a firebrand cleric. Now it seems Zahran Hashim may have played a key role in one of the worst attacks in the country’s history.A video released Tuesday by Islamic State, which earlier claimed responsibility for the Easter attacks that killed over 350 people, appears to prominently feature Hashim.He appears to be the round-faced cleric in the footage – the only one of the eight figures depicted whose face is uncovered.Dressed in a…
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World's most powerful nuclear submarines, Arkhangelsk and Severstal, are to be dismantled after 2020. The Russian federal nuclear power watchdog, Rosatom, found their further exploitation unprofitable.

-None property have space for gardens.. Mar 3 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

The Yerdelen brothers, construction entrepreneurs from Istanbul was riding a real estate boom, and had plans to build more than 700 minicastles.

Feb 26 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

CYBERTERRORISM is the use of modern communication technology in the commission of terrorist activities.

Feb 22 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

At the height of his power, Escobar was said to be the seventh richest man in the world, with his Medellin drugs cartel thought to be behind -up to- 80 percent of all the cocaine shipped to the United States.

Feb 21 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

NEW DELHI: Gearing up for its most challenging space mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is leaving no stone unturned to make the Chandrayaan-2 (lunar-2) mission a success.

Feb 21 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

Abwehr scored perhaps its greatest victories in the area of industrial espionage, as agents managed to steal the blueprint for every major American airplane produced in the war effort.

Feb 21 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

Shorn on the sides, thick on top for the Kim Jong-un look; bright and blonde for the Donald Trump-loving customers. -A creative Hanoi barber is offering free cuts ahead of the leaders’ meeting in the next week in their Vietnamese capital.

Feb 21 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

Time for a history lesson ! - Here's some old newspaper frontpages you might recognize in memory lane! *Hitler is dead* *Hindenburg* etc.
This is a relatively new post, and it will be updated later with more frontpage material.

Feb 21 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications. Anyone’s communications at any time.

Feb 21 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

Here is the complete building, suit and telephone list to all United States Senators including the number to the Vice President (Printed in 2015 by the Sergeant at Arms).

Dec 4 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

VX nerve agent on North Korea’s brothers face ! Courts Chemist says Kim had 1.4 times lethal dosage of VX on his face.

Feb 23 0 By POLITICAL AVENUE

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