Oxford fights killer internet virus

first_imgA global computer virus has infected university computers, causing significant disruption to the university network. IT departments in various colleges were fighting the Internet worm, Sasser, which was discovered on Friday night. The situation was complicated when emails offering a solution to the worm were circulated. It contained the Netsky virus instead. The scale of the problems caused by the worm in some colleges was highlighted by John Veness, Computer Officer at Magdalen College, who told Cherwell, “I’m fighting this virus at the moment. I haven’t got time to talk to a newspaper.” Magdalen College security was affected, too, as the broken connections meant that Bodleian cards, used for entering student accommodation, failed to open the security doors. Emergency door release alarms had to be broken to allow students back into their rooms. “It’s made life very difficult”, admitted Zain Alatas, a first year student at Magdalen. Other colleges seemed to have avoided widespread infection, or completely eluded the virus. Merton College said that only a few students’ machines had been infected and they had been “dealt with promptly”. At 12.30pm there was an “emergency reboot” of the Bodleian router by OUCS. An email sent to colleges and departments on the affected networks stated that this was necessary because of “severe memory fragmentation.”ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004last_img read more

Girls High School Basketball Scores (12-14)

first_imgWRBI Area Girls High School Basketball Scores.Saturday  (12-14)East Central  58     Batesville  35Rushville  53     Greensburg  33Connersville  56     Lawrenceburg  50Trimble County  41     Switzerland County  36Cancelled:  South Ripley at Franklin County.Milan at Edinburgh.last_img

Cruise Ship Brings Bahamian Refugees to South Florida

first_imgMore than 1,400 Bahamian refugees arrived at the Port of Palm Beach over the weekend, after being evacuated by a cruise ship from the destruction of Hurricane Dorian.The Bahamas Paradise “Grand Celebration,” which brought the group to safety, also delivered more than 112 tons of supplies and nearly 300 first responders to the storm-ravaged island.CBP officers processed the first mass evacuations from the Bahamas today after Hurricane #Dorian. CBP officers quickly processed the 1,435 passengers who arrived at the Port of West Palm Beach from the devastated Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands. Read more: https://t.co/suyaFTQ4R5 pic.twitter.com/qjSY7yAF5a— CBP (@CBP) September 8, 2019 In addition, Tropic Ocean Airways says it has rescued 80 people and delivered 12 tons of cargo and supplies via 60 flights since the storm struck the island Sunday. According to authorities, 43 people have been declared dead as a result of the hurricane, and more than 6,600 are still missing.The refugees are allowed to stay here under asylum for 30 days before they are required to apply for visas. However, lawmakers are currently working on legislation that would allow Bahamian refugees to stay without visas.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgWoods followed Thursday’s 1-under 71 with a 76 that puts him at plus-3 in his first PGA tournament since the coronavirus pandemic. He missed a pair of 3-foot putts and took a double bogey from the fairway before a birdie-par finish left him one over the cut line. Woods is a five-time winner at Muirfield Village, but his current 36-hole total is his worst since his first time playing it 23 years ago.Ryan Palmer fired a 68 to pull into a tie for the lead with Tony Finau (FEE’-now) at 9 under. Jon Rahm is one stroke back.MLB-NEWS5 more Major League Baseball players positive COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MICHIGAN-LIVERSMichigan’s Livers forgoing NBA, returning to WolverinesANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan forward Isaiah Livers has announced that he was removing his name from NBA draft consideration and will return to the Wolverines for his senior season, saying he was excited to come back to Ann Arbor. Livers has started 46 games in three seasons at Michigan. He led the Wolverines in scoring last season at 12.9 points per game, although he was limited to 21 games because of injury problems.EARNHARDT-PLANE CRASHDetails released in crash of plane carrying Earnhardt Jr. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPGA-MEMORIALBig finish allows Woods to make Memorial cutDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods teetered on the cut line before earning two more rounds at the Memorial. A total of 223 Division II games are off.In other college sports developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Indiana University has put its voluntary football workouts on hold after six participants tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Athletic department protocols require each person with a positive test to self-isolate until further notice as contract tracing begins. Anyone deemed to be in close contact with someone who has tested positive also will be quarantined.— Southeastern Conference schools will honor the scholarships of athletes who opt not to participate in fall competition because of concerns about COVID-19. The SEC says athletes will remain in good standing with their team. The league said it will determine later if the policy should be extended at least to the spring semester.— The Atlantic 10 Conference is postponing its fall sports season, which includes soccer, cross country, field hockey and women’s volleyball. The conference announced it will try to play those sports in the spring semester, and has agreed to a “look-in” window during September to evaluate whether it is possible to conduct shortened, conference-only seasons in fall sports. GENEVA (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is warning against Olympic boycotts. China’s human rights record is an expected target ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Some lawmakers and diplomats have criticized China for its detention and treatment of its Muslim minority Uighur people and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. The issue is personal for Bach, who won a gold medal in team fencing at the 1976 Montreal Olympics but could not defend the title when West Germany joined the United States and others in refusing to send teams to the 1980 Moscow Games. Bach also confirmed he will seek re-election as IOC president next year. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-INDIANA-GORTONBea Gorton, Indiana’s 1st women’s hoops coach, dies at 73BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The first women’s basketball coach at Indiana, has died. Bea Gorton was 73. — Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says a preliminary assessment shows storm damage to Rogers Place is not structural and the arena will be able to hold upcoming NHL games. Iveson says Thursday night’s flooding and damage to the arena’s roof caused “cosmetic” damage. Edmonton and Toronto were chosen as the hub cities for the playoffs that were suspended when the pandemic hit in March. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSMore than 300 Division I football games have been canceled or postponed because of the pandemicUNDATED (AP) — A total of 315 Division I football games have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Associated Press research, 102 Football Bowl Subdivision games are off. That number is 255 for the Football Championship Subdivision. Included in those numbers are 42 matchups between FBS and FCS teams. The Colonial Athletic Association, Ivy League, Patriot League and MEAC (MEE’-ak) have canceled or postponed their seasons. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have canceled nonconference games. The CAA is allowing its members to play as independents this season. UNDATED (AP) — New details released by the National Transportation Safety Board show Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a pilot struggled to open an airplane’s wing emergency exit as the aircraft began to burn and fill with smoke before the race car driver and his family managed to escape from the main door during a 2019 crash in Tennessee. Documents released Thursday by the NTSB provide pilot, passenger and witness statements about the Aug. 15, 2019 plane crash at an airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Earnhardt was with his wife, 15-month-old daughter, two pilots and the family dog when their Cessna crashed. TOKYO-COMPETITION SCHEDULETokyo Olympic venues lined up, schedule remains the sameTOKYO (AP) — The 42 venues for next year’s delayed Tokyo Olympics have been secured and the competition schedule will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used this year. The Athletes Village and the main press center have also been lined up for 2021.That was the message delivered Friday to IOC members by Tokyo organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto. They spoke from Japan to a full session of the IOC membership meeting online.Estimates in Japan say the delay will cost $2 billion to $6 billion, with Japanese taxpayers picking up most of the bills.IOC MEETINGBach warns against Olympic boycotts, seeks re-election Eskimos reportedly changing nameEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos reportedly will change their name, although the team wouldn’t confirm that information.TSN and Postmedia said Friday the team will make a switch following a decision to do the same by Washington’s NFL team. The team issued a statement saying it takes this issue seriously as has been demonstrated by the three years it has spent engaging in Canada’s north and conducting research related to the name.NHL-NEWS UNDATED (AP) — Five more baseball players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, raising the total to 80 since testing started in late June. Major League Baseball and the players’ association said six out of 10,548 samples were new positives in the week ending Thursday, a rate of 0.05%. The week included a five-day span with no new positive tests. Including the initial intake screening that started in late June, 93 of 21,701 samples have resulted in new positives, a rate of 0.4%. The positives included 80 players and 13 staff members. In other MLB news:— A top Canadian government health official says problems remain with Major League Baseball’s proposed plan to play in Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic. Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo said the federal government is still looking very closely at the proposals by MLB and the Blue Jays, who have been given clearance by Ontario and Toronto officials to play at Rogers Centre. Njoo credits the Blue Jays for their willingness to live in a quarantine environment while they host games. Update on the latest sports Gorton still has the best winning percentage in school history at .738 and holds the distinction of coaching the program’s only All-American, Debbie Oing. NHL announces 3 finalists for the Vezina TrophyUNDATED (AP) — Tampa Bay netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) has been selected as a Vezina (VEH’-zih-nuh) Trophy finalist for the third consecutive season.Vasilevskiy now has a shot at becoming the first back-to-back winner of the NHL’s top goalie award in 12 years. He finished with an NHL-leading 35 wins, which included a 21-game stretch in which he went 19-0-2Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyk (HEH’-leh-buhk) and Boston’s Tuukka (TOO’-kuh) Rask round out the list of finalists released on Friday following a vote by the league’s general managers.In other NHL news: NBA won’t consider seeding games in postseason award votingLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA has told teams that none of the seeding games will be taken into consideration for any postseason award. Voting for honors such as All-NBA, rookie of the year and defensive player of the year will be completed before the July 30 restart of the season. Statistical championships, such as the scoring, rebounding, assist and steal titles, are technically up for grabs through the end of the seeding games in mid-August. Also around the NBA:— Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19 but remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the start of the season’s resumption. Budenholzer’s comment came a day after multiple reports indicated Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic.The 30-year-old Bledsoe is averaging 15.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds.FOOTBALL-EDMONTON ESKIMOS-NAME CHANGE July 17, 2020 Associated Press — Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) has returned to the field after missing nearly two weeks with COVID-19. LeMahieu was not in the lineup for Friday’s intraquad game but hit in a batting cage and was to take grounders on the field. Manager Aaron Boone wants LeMahieu to build up his legs and said it’s not clear whether he will be ready for Thursday night’s opener at Washington.— Royals pitcher Brad Keller is back with the team after missing two weeks due to COVID-19. He immediately hit the field for a 30-pitch bullpen session and had no issues. Keller was the Royals’ starter opening day last year. — Los Angeles Angels right-hander Justin Anderson will have Tommy John surgery. Anderson was a candidate for a spot in the Angels’ bullpen after going 3-0 with a 5.55 ERA in 54 appearances last season. He recently had an MRI that showed a torn ligament in his right elbow. — All-Star right-hander José Berríos (beh-REE’-ohs) will be the Twins’ opening day starter. Berríos went 14-8 with a 3.68 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 200 1/3 innings last year, all career bests. The 26-year-old native of Puerto Rico made his major league debut in 2016.NBA-POSTSEASON AWARDSlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Wednesday, November 19, 2014:•7:53 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a yard in the 500 block N. Douglas, Wellington.•9:07 a.m. Officers investigated operating a vehicle by a known suspect without liability insurance in the city.•9:42 a.m. Christopher C.Stangl, 39,  Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County arrest and detain order for probation violation.•10:44 a.m. Garlen L. Eslick, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 51 mph In a posted 40 mph zone.•11:18 a.m. Christopher C. Stangl, 39, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of stimulant, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon.•2:04 p.m. Officers investigated giving a worthless check in the 800 block E. 16th,  Wellington.•9:10 p.m. Mackenzie M. Upton, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.last_img read more