continue reading » President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday calling for reviews of the federal government’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities and directing adoption of specific security practices.The order also directs each agency to use the National Institutes for Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework to manage cybersecurity risk and to provide a risk management report to the Secretary of Homeland Security and director of the Office of Management and Budget within 90 days documenting risk mitigation choices made.CUNA generally supports the use of the framework as a tool for credit unions but is concerned that mandatory use by federal agencies could eventually lead to making it a mandatory standard for financial institutions. It should not create additional requirements, nor should it apply a one-size-fits-all approach for credit unions to demonstrate readiness. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The availability of funding for small businesses is essential to keeping local economies afloat. In a 2019 Forbes article, writer Nish Acharya notes: “Across America, cities, states, and regions have spent the last decade transforming their economic development strategies to emphasize local entrepreneurship, university partnerships, and local small business support.”That kind of activity extends to credit unions, too.“We have been providing small business loans to the community for more than 20 years,” says Dan Smithson, CEO of Star USA Federal Credit Union ($158.7M, Charleston, WV). “We know firsthand the role these businesses play in our local economy.”Indeed, small businesses play a critical role in local economies. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to close for health and safety concerns, throwing into flux the future of companies, jobs, livelihoods, and communities.
Subsea 7 has won a contract from Aker BP for the Hod field development project, in the North Sea. Finally, Subsea 7 said the contract is worth between $50 and $150 million. “It acknowledges Subsea 7 as a key partner in the delivery of pioneering technology, transforming the economics of field development. Aker BP hands in Hod development plans Project & Tenders Fabrication of the pipelines will further take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway. It will also include the world’s first application of mechanically lined pipe based on GluBi technology from Butting. Bjørkmann also noted that the company is looking forward to continuing their alliance with Aker BP for the Hod Field Development, with safety, reliability and quality at the forefront throughout. Posted: 3 months ago Monica Bjørkmann, vice president for Subsea 7 Norway, said: The contract scope includes EPCI for pipelines, umbilicals and tie-ins using key vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet. The production pipeline is a pipe-in-pipe design. Eventually, offshore operations will occur in 2020 and 2021. Categories: Posted: 3 months ago “Subsea 7 is very pleased with this award by Aker BP, through the Aker BP Subsea Alliance. Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. The re-development includes a new wellhead platform (Hod B) linked to Valhall field centre with rigid pipelines and an umbilical. The Hod development locates 12 kilometres from the Valhall area. It is also worth reminding that Aker BP has recently awarded Kvaerner a contract for delivering the topside and steel substructure for the unmanned wellhead platform at the Hod field.
Photo courtesy: Coral Springs Police Department Detectives have identified the suspect as 23-year-old Bailewa Davis. It is unknown whether he got away with anything of value. The doorbell security camera recorded Davis on video. He is described as being about 5-foot-8, with dreadlocks and a goatee. In addition, he was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Investigators are asking anyone who knows Davis’ whereabouts, or who has information about the break-in, to call Detective Frank Randazzo at (954) 346-1262 or email [email protected] They say Davis got in about 9 p.m. Monday, when a woman answered the door of the house in the 8400 block of Northwest 27th Drive in Coral Springs. The two struggled and the suspect ran east on Northwest 27th Street headed towards Riverside Drive, according to police. Anonymous tips can be given to Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477 and online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Police are searching for a home invader who allegedly knocked at the door of a Broward home and forced his way inside, only to have the senior resident fight back.
Image copyright Leaderboard Photography 10 Jul 2018 Top boy players target McGregor Trophy Leading boy players will head to Kedleston Park Golf Club in Derbyshire next week in pursuit of one of golf’s most sought after U16 titles.They’re aiming to follow in the footsteps of such golfers as Justin Rose and Eduardo Molinari and lift the McGregor Trophy, as the English U16 boys’ open championship is better known.It’s always a hugely popular event and this year is no exception. The championships was heavily over-subscribed, with an entry of 200 players for 144 places.Those with handicaps of 2.9 and better were accepted, while players with handicaps up to 3.6 went on to a reserve list and the others were balloted out.The final field includes competitors from 14 countries, with an especially strong challenge from English players.Among them is Max Hopkins (Bishops Stortford) who, at the age of 14, was last year’s runner-up. Twelve months on, he’s an England boy international who’s on duty at this week’s European team championships.He’s also been named in one of two England teams to defend the Nations Cup at the McGregor Trophy. The other five players are also key contenders in the championship.Conor Gough, 15, (Stoke Park) won the boys’ title at the Fairhaven Trophies and is also in playing at the Europeans this week. Ben Pierleoni, 16, (Berkhamsted) was joint runner-up in the men’s Berkhamsted Trophy. Dominic Clemons, 16, (Hanbury Manor) tied third in the Midland U16 boys’ championship; Tom Gregory, 15, (Stoke Park) tied fifth in last year’s McGregor Trophy; and Taylor Paul, 16, (Stoke Park) won the Midland U16 boys’ championship.The Nations Cup is played over the first two rounds of the championship, with the best two scores counting in each round. England’s teams took first and second place in last year’s competition.Kedleston Park (pictured) was one of this year’s regional qualifying courses for The Open and will provide the boys with an excellent test of their golfing skills. It’s a mature parkland course and is set within the grounds of Kedleston Hall, an 18th century mansion.The championship takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, 17-19 July. The full field plays 18 holes on each of the first two days. Then the leading 40 competitors and ties qualify to play the final 36 holes on the third day. Tags: Kedleston Park, McGregor Trophy, U16