FFIEC encourages standardized cybersecurity approach

first_img continue reading » The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Wednesday issued a statement emphasizing the benefits of using a standardized approach to assess and improve cybersecurity preparedness. Adopting this approach allows institutions to better track progress over time and share best practices with other institutions and regulators.According to the FFIEC, ”institutions may choose from a variety of standardized tools aligned with industry standards and best practices to assess their cybersecurity preparedness.”These tools include:FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, which provides a measurable and repeatable process for financial institutions to measure preparedness over time;National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework, a voluntary framework of standards, guidelines and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Working long hours ‘raises heart attack risk’

first_img Share 27 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Working more than 11 hours a day rather than the usual 9am to 5pm markedly increases heart disease risk, say UK experts.The magnitude of risk goes up by 67% for people who work long hours, they say in Annals of Internal Medicine.The University College London team base their findings on over 7,000 civil service employees whose health they have been tracking since 1985.They suggest GPs should now be asking their patients about working hours.Lead researcher Professor Mika Kivimäki said: “Considering that including a measurement of working hours in a GP interview is so simple and useful, our research presents a strong case that it should become standard practice.“This new information should help improve decisions regarding medication for heart disease.“It could also be a wake-up call for people who overwork themselves, especially if they already have other risk factors.”Hard graftOver the course of the 11-year study, 192 of the participants suffered a heart attack.People who worked 11 hours or more a day were more than half as likely again to have a heart attack than those who worked shorter hours.And adding working hours to well-established heart risk factors, such as high blood pressure, made the researchers’ predictions far more accurate.If GPs were to add this to their usual list of heart questions they might spot 6,000 more of the 125,000 people who suffer heart attacks in the UK each year, the researchers suggest.Studies are now needed to see if getting people to cut back on their working hours will improve their heart health, they add.Professor Stephen Holgate of the Medical Research Council, which part-funded the investigation, said: “This study might make us think twice about the old adage ‘hard work won’t kill you’.“Tackling lifestyles that are detrimental to health is a key area for the MRC, and this research reminds us that it’s not just diet and exercise we need to think about.”Professor Peter Weissberg of the British Heart Foundation said: “These most recent findings raise the possibility that long working hours may increase the risk of a heart attack.“But further studies are required to confirm this association and clarify how it might be used to change our current approach to assessing someone’s risk of developing heart disease and what advice we give on working conditions.”Experts suspect a number of underlying factors may be at play, such as undetected high blood pressure, stress, anxiety or depression, and being a driven, aggressive or irritable personality.Source: BBC Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Working long hours ‘raises heart attack risk’ by: – April 5, 2011last_img read more

HELDOVER FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE WEEK! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is playing at the Wellington Regent Theatre

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (Movie trailer is below). Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 59%. Audience review: 70% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Also: Insidious 2: 9:15 p.m. Friday.Gravity.Carrie. Rated: PG -13 – 1 hour, 35 minutes. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 356 weeks ago its a good movie for adults and children Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentscenter_img When: Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Movie Synopsis: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation’s hit comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognized as he’s invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester’s right-hand-gal – and one of his greatest inventions – is Barb (a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick). It’s always been Flint’s dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids – “foodimals!” With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again!last_img read more

Busy schedule awaits Cranston, Team Canada volleyball

first_img2015 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years in some time for Dana Cranston and her teammates on Team Canada’s women’s volleyball team. The team has two games scheduled in Calgary on May 13 and 14 against Puerto Rico, and will also be taking part in the Pan American Games in Toronto in July.Part of the reason in wanting to take part in more games this year is to increase the exposure of the team on Canadian soil.“We really want to get volleyball growing as a sport in Canada,” Cranston said. “I think a huge part of that is that the men have been playing here the past few summers and that’s really growing the guys game. We want to do that on the girls side.”- Advertisement -The opportunity to play at home in a huge international tournament is one that doesn’t present itself very often, and as such has members of the team looking forward to July.“It’s pretty cool that it’s a subset of the Olympics and that it’s on home turf,” she said. “We have a lot of work to do this summer. We have some Grand Prix matches and World Cup qualifiers. I know that a lot of our team has their eyes set on the Pan Am Games because it’s a huge competition and we get to play in front of our home crowd which doesn’t happen very often.”The volleyball portion of the Pan Am Games runs from July 16-26.Advertisementlast_img read more