Former Rangers boss set to be named QPR manager

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 1 REPLY talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won QPR have spoken with a vast array of candidates since McClaren’s sacking on April 1, including Michael Appleton, Gary Rowett and Nigel Pearson.Former players Marc Bircham and Gareth Ainsworth were also considered for the role.Warburton was a popular choice with the club’s hierarchy owing to his record of working with young players within a restricted budget, as well as having experience managing at this level.Warburton, who has been out of work since he left Nottingham Forest in December 2017, brought through a talented group of youngsters at Griffin Park – which included England defender James Tarkowski. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow shining MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LIVE ON talkSPORTcenter_img Mark Warburton is set to be named QPR’s new manager this week The 56-year-old left Brentford in 2015 and then spent two years at Rangers in Scotland before a disappointing nine-month spell at Nottingham Forest in 2017.He guided Brentford into the Championship from League One in 2014, and also got Rangers promoted to the Scottish Premiership two years later.QPR ended their season on a high with a 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, which saw them finish 19th in the Championship table. Mark Warburton is poised to be named QPR’s new manager this week.The former Glasgow Rangers and Brentford boss, 56, has been identified as the man to succeed Steve McClaren at Loftus Road after the club failed to land their primary target Tim Sherwood. no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ tense Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Ajax vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTValencia vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNewport vs Mansfield (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Tranmere vs Forest Green Rovers (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Aston Villa vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Derby vs Leeds United (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2 After a dreadful 2018/19 campaign, QPR will have to cut their wage bill again this summer with several first-team players out of contract.The club were handed a fine amounting to almost £42million last July after failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, and they are still feeling the effects.Warburton will be expected to work within a tight budget and keep the west London side competitive in the second tier, in what remains a challenging period in their history.last_img read more

WFI in a dilemma over Sushil Kumar’s selection trial

first_imgThe preparatory camp for the wrestling world championships is going on at full throttle and double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is gearing up for a return to the mat in the 74kg category.The world championships, to be held in Las Vegas from September 7-12, will also double up as a qualification tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics. With Narsingh Yadav also competing in the 74kg category, the Wrestling Federation of India is facing a dilemma on whether to hold selection trials which will pit the two against each other.Sushil’s last competition was the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he won gold, competing in the 74kg for the first time.Since then, the London Olympics silver medallist decided to focus only on the Rio Olympics. Narsingh, who competed at the London Olympics in the 74kg class, replaced Sushil and performed well, winning bronze medals at the Asian Games and the recent Asian Championships.Coaches at the national camp said Sushil, 32, is preparing in all earnest for the world championship but a call on the selection trials will be taken by WFI.”Sushil is preparing for any possibility. Narsingh has done well in recent tournaments. Every player should get an equal opportunity. But there are four Olympic qualification events and the world championship is the first one. The WFI will decide on it,” one of the coaches told Mail Today.The worlds, however, will provide the largest number of qualification berths. The top six wrestlers in each of the 18 Olympic weight categories will make the cut.advertisementWFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said they are going to meet the coaches and selectors in the next few days to decide on the matter.”We have never exempted anyone from trials. Yes, in the past we have relieved senior players from nationals and trials considering their performances, experience and workload,” he told Mail Today.When the WFI decided not to hold selection trials for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, paving the way for Sushil and Yogeshwar to return to the mat after two years with a direct qualification, some wrestlers moved court against the federation.However, both Sushil and Yogeshwar justified WFI’s decision by winning gold medals in their first international competition after the change in weight classes. Yogeshwar competed in the 65kg category while Sushil, who earlier fought in 66kg, participated in 74kg.Also, there is a new set of coaches and assistant coach Jagmal Singh has served as the personal coach of Narsingh. He is likely to argue in favour of trials.last_img read more

Google IO We break down the highlights and lowlights The 359 Ep

first_img Review • Pixel 3A review: The cheap phone Google always needed Now playing: Watch this: Sprint 4:38 Best Buy $399 0 Tags See it Walmart See It Smart Home Phones $399 Share your voice See Itcenter_img Mentioned Above Google Pixel 3A (just black) On this podcast, we talk about: Everything from Google I/O, including…The $400 Pixel 3AThe improvements and additions to Google LensChanges to Google AssistantThe Nest Hub Max.   The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. $398 News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Google Pixel 3A See It $399 Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Post a comment Google I/O: We break down the highlights and lowlights… CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Daily Charge Nest Googlelast_img read more

Maryland House Votes Down Governor OMalleys Effort to Tie Minimum Wage to

first_imgThe Maryland House of Delegates March 5 voted down a plan by Gov. Martin O’Malley to tie increases in the minimum wage to inflation.O’Malley had hoped to connect the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index. Instead, Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County), a candidate for governor, tried for an increase in the minimum wage of about 2 percent per year.But members of the House stood strongly against Mizeur’s measure, voting 124-8 to defeat it. Del. Aisha Braveboy (D-Prince George’s), chair of the Maryland Black Legislative Caucus and the bill’s sponsor in the House, said the actions March 5 included a series of amendments that were defeated including one that would have created a tiered system for the minimum wage—meaning that the amount would have differed in different areas of the state.“The House rejected that notion and believed that we have to set a floor and we want to set that at $10.10 per hour,” she said. “We also had an amendment that would have exempted companies that made $500,000 or less and we also rejected that. There was also an amendment that would have limited the increased to $8.25.”Braveboy said she is “optimistic” that the increase will become law.“I definitely think it will pass,” she said. “But I am concerned about what the Senate is going to do with the bill. I’ve heard some of the members of the Senate Finance Committee don’t’ want to go as high as $10.10 and they may want to add additional exemptions. Those are some of the concerns we have over here in the House, but we have to wait and see what they do.”The wage bill would still increase the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour over the next three years Earlier in the week, the House Economic Matters Committee voted for the first time in eight years to increase the wage. Though the committee passed the measure, members stripped important parts of the Minimum Wage Act of 2014, including tying increases in the future to the cost of living. Another change limited workers who earn tips to $3.63 per hour. Employers who hire tipped workers would be required to make up the difference between $3.63 per hour and $10.10 per hour if workers do not make at least the new minimum wage.The vote does not affect wage increases already voted for by local legislators in Prince George’s and Montgomery County, who recently increased their minimum wages to $11.50 per hour over the next three years.A third reading on the House wage bill is expected to take place on March 7.Tying the minimum wage to inflation, or indexing, has been controversial since the legislature began pondering an increase in the minimum wage. The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to take up the measure March 10.Braveboy said a raise in the minimum wage is needed to accommodate workers. “Maryland has one of the highest costs of living in the country yet maintains the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour,” she said. “We can and should do better than the bare minimum.”last_img read more

ASCAP Distributes 1 Billion to Members for the First Time

first_imgASCAP President Paul Williams said: “I am gratified by the hard work that the ASCAP team does every day to make it possible for members of ASCAP to make their living as music creators. 2017 was a year of progress on so many fronts at ASCAP, including important deals that keep money flowing back to creators, technological investments that will keep us ahead of changes in the industry and momentum behind our efforts to reform our outdated music licensing system.” Popular on Variety ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, today announced record-high revenues and distributions in 2017. The organization collected approximately $1.144 billion in revenues last year and distributed — for the first time — more than $1.007 billion to its 660,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. Total ASCAP revenues increased by 8 percent and distributions were up 10 percent year-over-year, according to the announcement.Revenues from ASCAP’s licensing efforts in the US alone grew nearly 11 percent in 2017 to $846 million, up $86.9 million over 2016.Domestic distributions from ASCAP-licensed and administered performances in the US also increased, to $723 million, up 15 percent over 2016.ASCAP Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Matthews (pictured above) commented: “ASCAP is privileged to represent the creators of the world’s best-loved music. ASCAP is securing a strong future for our members by successfully closing key licensing deals and launching innovative digital tools that will enhance the lives of our members and make it easier for licensees to do business with us. Our healthy 2017 financial results are proof positive that we are succeeding in our strategic transformation and our mission to support music creators and music publishers for a sustainable future in the digital economy.”center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Team Prosecco dismantles security tokens

first_img Citation: Team Prosecco dismantles security tokens (2012, June 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-team-prosecco-dismantles-tokens.html RSA SecurID Expands Support for Mobile Platforms Explore further RSA SecurID SID800 Authenticator Token (Phys.org) — As password systems alone prove inadequate to protect information on computers against hackers, security customers have taken the advice of vendors to step up to tokens, those online security credentials that add an extra layer of protection at login. The token is designed to generate a six-digit security code that is unique to the person’s credential. The rise of two-factor authentication has been accepted as the way to go for governments and corporations trying to bolster their information security. This week, though, leading token vendors are hearing news they can do without. center_img © 2012 Phys.Org An international team of computer scientists figured out how to extract the keys from RSA’s SecurID 800 model in as few as thirteen minutes. The token heists were performed by a group calling themselves Team Prosecco. If they could figure the way to break in so quickly, then that places troubling questions about the efficiency of cryptographic keys being used to log into sensitive corporate and government networks, the kinds of keys stored on “hardened” security devices used by governments and businesses. One argument often heard among security vendors defending their token systems is that attempts, though possible, would take so long and be so difficult that risks are minimal.The team reports that their token attack also works against older versions of the Estonian national ID card. In the case of the Estonians ID system, they were able to figure out how to forge a digital signature in about 48 hours.Their method consisted of both modifying and improving the “Bleichenbacher” attack on RSA PKCS#1v1.5 padding.Bleichenbacher’s padding oracle attack was published in 1998. The method they use is called the “padding oracle attack.” It involves slightly modifying encrypted text thousands of times. If the system views the extra padding as a valid encryption, the attacker learns something about the original text until eventually the whole thing becomes known. As the researchers report, “We show how to exploit the encrypted key import functions of a variety of different cryptographic devices to reveal the imported key. The attacks are padding oracle attacks, where error messages resulting from incorrectly padded plaintexts are used as aside channel.”When the oracle (server) responds, it leaks data that may allow attackers to decrypt messages without knowing the encryption key. The team has refined the method to the point where the number of calls is significantly reduced to reveal the key. The attack also works against other widely used security tokens than just that one particular model, SecurID 800, from RSA. All of the companies involved were notified before the paper was published, says the research team.RSA’s SecurID 800 model took the shortest time to open at thirteen minutes. A device model made by Siemens took 22 minutes. A device model made by Netherlands-based Gemalto took 92 minutes. The researchers will be describing their successful exploits in a paper presented at the CRYPTO 2012 (the 32nd International Cryptology Conference) in Santa Barbara, California, in August. The accepted paper is titled “Efficient Padding Oracle Attacks on Cryptographic Hardware.” The document is an Inria (the French National Computer Science Research Institute) study.Not all security watchers, however, are convinced that the study is useful. An RSA blog posting, written by Sam Curry, said “Don’t believe everything you read,” and that “Your SecurID Token is Not Cracked.” He went on to say that “This is not a useful attack. The researchers engaged in an academic exercise to point out a specific vulnerability in the protocol, but an attack requires access to the RSA SecurID 800 smartcard (for example, inserted into a compromised machine) and the user’s smartcard PIN. If the attacker has the smart card and PIN, there is no need to perform any attack, so this research adds little additional value as a security finding.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more