Former Software Engineer Pleads Not Guilty in Major Capital One Hack

first_imgA Washington software engineer who allegedly gained access to information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications, has pleaded not guilty to charges of federal computer and wire fraud.Sources say that 33-year-old Paige Thompson, who worked for Amazon Web Services, could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.She is suspected of hacking Capital One, as well as three other organizations that used cloud-based computer services.Altogether, Thompson is suspected of stealing information from 30 entities. Authorities believe that she likely hacked into the systems in order to mine cryptocurrency.A jury trial is scheduled to begin November 4.last_img read more

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Florida

first_imgOne winning ticket for the massive Powerball lottery was sold in Florida.The ticket worth almost $400-million was sold at a 7-Eleven in Bonita Springs, Florida.The winner has six months to come forward. They can decide to take the full jackpot paid out over 30 years or take the lump sum of just under $275-million. One lucky ticket sold in Florida matched all six numbers in last night’s #Powerball draw.— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 30, 2020 The next drawing is on Saturday with the jackpot reset to 40 million dollars.last_img read more

Skowhegan, York, Oak Hill win field hockey titles; Greely, Calais claim volleyball crowns

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Skowhegan Indians, York Wildcats and Oak Hill Raiders won state field hockey titles Saturday in Bath.Skowhegan (14-3-1) won Class A by beating Massabesic (13-4-1) to win the championship for the 17th time. In Class B, York (18-0) got two goals from Lily Postnerak to beat Belfast (16-2). It was the Wildcats’ third state title in a row.Oak Hill (17-1) won the Class C title with a 2-0 win over Maine Central Institute (15-3). It was the first championship in program history for the Raiders, who lost to MCI by the same score in last year’s final.In volleyball, Greely (17-0) and Calais (16-1) won state titles in Bar Harbor. The top-seeded Rangers avenged a loss in last year’s Class A title game by beating Scarborough (16-2), the No. 2 seed, 25-20, 20-8, 18-25, 25-20 to win it all for the 10th time.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textClass B No. 1 seed Calais, which beat Ellsworth to open the season and also defeated Mount Desert Island twice, beat No. 2 seed Washington Academy (10-7) 25-15, 25-11, 25-11 to earn its first championship since 2009. Kelly Delaney led the way for the Blue Devils with 18 kills.last_img read more

Jardine goes undrafted, expects full recovery from injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse point guard Scoop Jardine was not selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, though two of his college teammates were taken in the first round and a third was chosen in the second round.Jardine, who suffered a broken foot last week, will likely get a chance at the NBA through a free agent contract and an invitation to training camp.He had surgery in Los Angeles earlier this week to repair the broken bone, which has an 8-12 week recovery period, according to his father.Jardine was projected as a possible late second-round pick going into Thursday’s draft after a five-year career at Syracuse. He averaged 8.9 points and 4.9 assists as a senior for SU, leading the Orange to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a trip to the Elite Eight.In preparation for the draft, Jardine worked out for upwards of seven teams and broke his foot in a workout with Utah last week.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJardine’s father, Antonio Jardine, said the surgery was a success and that a full recovery is expected.Dion Waiters, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph were all selected in Thursday’s draft. Waiters (No. 4, Cleveland) and Melo (No. 22, Boston) were first-round draft picks while Joseph went at No. 51 to the Celtics as well. Comments Published on June 29, 2012 at 10:16 am Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Jackson treasured all of his days at USC

first_imgCorrection: The printed version of this article stated that Jackson had been at USC for 26 years. Jackson has been at USC for 18 years but has served as a dean  or vice president of student affairs for 26 years. The Daily Trojan regrets the error. The view from Michael L. Jackson’s office shows the scope of his role as vice president for Student Affairs. From the second floor of the Student Union, Jackson can see tours of prospective students gather in front of Tommy Trojan or watch undergraduates zip down Trousdale Parkway on bikes.This is it · Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Jackson is set to step down in June. He will take a yearlong sabbatical in Hawaii. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanIn his 18 years at USC, Jackson has led a key department during a crucial time in the university’s history. Of course, Jackson knew this when President Emeritus Stephen B. Sample recruited him away from Stanford University.“[Sample] stressed that we were going to push this institution forward and make it better than anyone thought it could be,” Jackson said. “Having been at Stanford, where they do that quite successfully, being given the opportunity to be part of an incoming team was very exciting for me.”As the university produced more research, increased the number of graduate students and admitted more competitive applicants, Student Affairs had to adapt.“When I first arrived, this was a commuter campus. We hardly had any night activities. We had students leaving in droves,” Jackson said. “Our six-year graduation rate was in the mid-60s, but now it’s closer to 92 percent. We didn’t have as many international students, and 75 percent of undergraduates were from Southern California.”Student Affairs at USC includes departments ranging from El Centro Chicano to International Student Services and the Health Center and the Daily Trojan.Under Jackson’s leadership, Student Affairs established the LGBT Resource Center, expanded the Center for Women and Men, revamped the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development, added the Parents Programs Office and created the Kortschak Center for Learning, among myriad accomplishments.While Jackson’s wide smile reveals a fatherly pride when he speaks of these programs, Jackson emphasized how it’s the students who come to USC  that really make the university better. Students have doubled the number of student organizations from about 400 to more than 800, and students have developed multiple leadership programs.For example, since he arrived, the proportion of Greek students has increased from 12 to 20 percent while those students maintain a higher average GPA than the total student body. USC is one of 64 universities where this happens.“Dr. Jackson has been an innovative and supportive leader who cares deeply about the student experience,” said  Denzil Suite, the associate vice president for Student Affairs. “The Trojan Family will not be the same without him.”As the university has grown, so has the physical space used by branches in Student Affairs, prompting the construction of the Parkside Residence Hall, Arts and Humanities Residence Hall, the Ronald Tutor Campus Center and the Engemann Student Health Center.“Those represent a collective effort and a real commitment to the student experience,” Jackson said. “They’re really saying to prospective students and their families that this is a serious place. We really take the student experience seriously and we want to provide a set of experiences and facilities that help students learn and figure out who they are.”This fact is not lost on others in Student Affairs. Lynette Merriman, senior associate dean of students, said future students will benefit from Jackson’s legacy.“Dr. Jackson’s career has been all about students — the student experience, their education and their developmental growth,” Merriman said. “It is hard to imagine the impact that he has had on so many young people’s lives. Through his compassion and commitment to students individually and collectively, the USC campus community has evolved into one that is admired throughout the country.”Though Jackson has overseen a key division during a period of great change in the university, he remains humble about his accomplishments.“I’m a firm believer in low ego and high results. That’s number one,” Jackson said. “It’s about finding great people and supporting them, really listening to them and encouraging them to take initiative.”This emphasis on service, Jackson said, is inspired by those who mentored him.“When I was a young man, other people helped me and they saw something in me,” Jackson recalled. “They helped me to develop my potential and to understand that I had a role to play in society.”This has pushed Jackson to ensure Student Affairs always focuses on students.“It’s really about creating an environment of success for students,” Jackson said. “As long as one keeps that at the core of what one is doing, it makes it easier to make decisions and figure out what the most important thing is.”Though Jackson said there’s still work he would like to do at USC (such as increasing RecSport’s facilities), he’s ready to retire. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Stanford and a master’s and doctorate from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jackson served as dean of students at Stanford University for eight years before coming to USC. All in all, Jackson has spent the last 40 years working in student affairs departments full time. He has been on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 26 years.“That eventually wears you down a bit,” Jackson said. “Now, at the end of my time here, I’m nostalgic and I’m a bit sad because I’ve put so much into it, but I know I put as much into it as I can.”Though Jackson will continue to teach at the Rossier School of Education and advise the university’s Office of International Services after a yearlong sabbatical, which he plans to spend in Hawaii with his wife, Jackson said he is excited to hang up his coat.“The first few months, I’m going to do as much of nothing as I possibly can,” Jackson said. “I’ve been working every day for 40 years. I don’t know what it’s like to not work everyday.”Jackson said he’s been honored to be part of the Trojan Family, even with all its highs and lows.“There were a few bumps in the road here and there but, by and large, it’s really been a blast,” Jackson said. “There’s no better gift than being able to work at a place like USC.”last_img read more

Football: Third-down success on both sides of ball key for No. 9 Wisconsin moving forward

first_imgIt’s no secret that third down is the most important down in football. Usually, the team that converts the majority of its third downs come out on the winning side of the final score.In the first two games of 2016, the University of Wisconsin’s defense has had tremendous success on third downs. Both Louisiana State University and University of Akron, the Badgers’ first two opponents of the season, each had 10 third-down chances against the UW (2-0 overall) defense.LSU only converted two times, and Akron just once. Redshirt sophomore inside linebacker T.J. Edwards said Wisconsin’s week of preparation is the reason for success on third down.Football Notes: Chryst says offense still work in progress, T.J. Edwards hopes for more snapsThe University of Wisconsin football team’s offense is a work in progress. At least, that was the way UW head Read…“So far, we’ve been able to win those one-on-one battles we have to win on third down,” Edwards said Monday.UW’s third down success is key to giving the offense as many opportunities as possible. It was key in upsetting LSU, and against Akron it allowed the first-team defense to take only 20 snaps — all in the first half.“It’s definitely not a coincidence we’re good on third down,” fifth-year senior outside linebacker Vince Biegel said. “We rep it a lot in practice. We take great pride in third down. We got a lot of players who understand third downs. We got guys who can get after the passer [and] cover on third down.”Football: Wisconsin’s win over Akron highlights a matured freshmen wide receiving coreA.J. Taylor left Camp Randall Stadium after practice this week, he noticed his bicycle had been towed. He began to Read…On the offensive side of the ball, Wisconsin fans have seen both sides of the spectrum regarding third-down performance. Against LSU, quarterback Bart Houston and the Badgers were an abysmal 3-for-15. They flipped the script last Saturday, going 10-for-15 on third down against the Zips.Houston said that for the Wisconsin offense to keep improving, they’ll have to maintain that level of success on third down to sustain drives and control the clock.The Badgers have dominated time of possession during the first two wins of the season. They held the ball an extra 13:54 than the Tigers in the opener, and the Zips had the ball for just 19:08 during the Badgers’ blowout win at Camp Randall.“We got the weapons,” Houston said.last_img read more

Angels’ Mike Trout blasts Astros in wake of cheating scandal

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In the midst of the Astros sign-stealing news, Trout found himself at the center of a brief social media firestorm when there was an allegation that he had a Therapeutic Use Exemption to use Human Growth Hormone. Major League Baseball quickly issued a statement saying that no player had ever recieved a TUE for HGH.Trout, who said he was “in a tree stand” on a hunting trip when the story broke, made his first public comments about the incident.“I didn’t really think anything of it because it’s not true,” Trout said. “Like I said, one person tweets it out and everyone gets a hold of it and sees it, everyone wonders about it. It is what it is.”Trout also said he had received apologies from the source of the initial story – David Brosius, the son of former big leaguer Scott Brosius – and from Trevor Bauer, who had given more life to the story with his comments. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “I didn’t notice the banging,” he said. “I noticed the banging off the bat, from center field. It seemed like they weren’t missing pitches. … I can’t tell you when this happened, but I’m sure it did. I can’t imagine what the pitchers feel like. It’s a mental game. You go in a stretch where you’re doing good and you go into Houston and got banged up, it could mentally drain you.”Anthony Rendon spoke to the media just after Trout, taking a slightly different tone.“Everyone’s quick to hammer them down and just kill them, basically,” Rendon said. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got to look at ourselves in the mirror, and we’re not perfect people. Whether it’s a speeding ticket or whatever it might be, some of us are trying to get an edge some way or another in life. They happened to get caught for doing it. You can forgive them, but doesn’t mean you have to forget.”Rendon said he had heard rumors about sign-stealing with the Astros for a few years, and when the Nationals played them in the World Series last year they were on full alert.“Even when I watched the games over the previous years, it was suspicious,” he said. “It looked weird. They were spitting on balls that were very tough pitches, and just the way that they were playing the game. They were all talented players, and I love those guys over there especially with what they’ve done with my city of Houston to help them out, but it definitely raised a lot of question marks watching those guys.”Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield center_img “It’s sad for baseball,” Trout said. “It’s tough. They cheated. I don’t agree with the punishments, the players not getting anything. It was a player-driven thing. It sucks too, because guys’ careers have been affected. A lot of people lost jobs. It was tough. Me going up the plate knowing what was coming? It would be fun up there.”Major League Baseball did not punish the players in the Astros cheating scandal, because Commissioner Rob Manfred said he didn’t believe he could get honest answers from the players without offering them immunity. Manfred also said he considered stripping the Astros of their 2017 World Series title, but opted against it.Trout said he doesn’t view that championship in the same light now.“You don’t know what helped them or what not, but if you know what’s coming, it’s going to definitely help them,” Trout said. “I don’t know if you take the trophy away or take the rings away, but they should definitely do something. I don’t know what. To cheat like that, it’s sad to see.”During much of the 2017 season, the Astros were banging a trash can to alert hitters to the type of pitch. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros TEMPE, Ariz. >> Normally mild-mannered, reserved and easy-going, Mike Trout did not hold back when making his first public comments about the Houston Astros on Monday morning.“I lost some respect for some guys,” the Angels superstar said before the team’s first full-squad workout of the spring.Trout added that he considers himself friends with a few of the Astros players, and a couple of them had even reached out to him over the winter to give their side of the electronic sign-stealing situation.Trout did not express much sympathy for them.last_img read more

Tuesday March 10th Local Sports

first_img— 4A quarterfinals tonight6:30—#4 Waukee (21-2) vs. #5 North Scott (22-1)8:15—#1 Ankeny Centennial (23-1) vs. #8 Davenport North (16-8) — 2A quarterfinals Monday & todayNorth Linn 56, West Sioux 51Treynor 69, Pella Christian 53Boyden-Hull 57, Woodward-Granger 269:30—#4 Camanche (21-3) vs. #5 Monticello (21-2) DES MOINES — Top-seed Lake Mills fell to Wapsie Valley 49-45 in the Class 1A quarterfinals on Monday, as you also heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The teams were tied at 24-24 at halftime, but Wapsie Valley outscored the Bulldogs 15-12 in the third quarter and then extended their lead to five with the first possession of the fourth quarter and held off Lake Mills the rest of the way. Lake Mills coach Kyle Menke says it was a tough day shooting for his ballclub.Menke credited Wapsie Valley for putting together a good game plan coming into the contest.Menke says he looks forward to the future of the program after the Bulldogs made their first trip to the state tournament since 1986.Chett Helming had 14 points, Dashawn Linnen had 11 while Caleb Bacon added 10 points and 14 rebounds for Lake Mills, as they end their season with a 23-3 record. Wapsie Valley will face Montezuma in the other 1A semifinal on Wednesday after beating Martensdale-St. Marys 75-50 in the first quarterfinal of the day. Listen to post-game comments from Lake Mills coach Kyle Menke as well as from players Colby Groe, Chett Helming, Dashawn Linnen here: DES MOINES — Braydon Vold hit a jumper in the lane with one second remaining to lift West Fork to a 55-53 win over St. Mary’s of Remsen in the Class 1A quarterfinals of the boys state basketball tournament in Des Moines on Monday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. It capped off a game where the lead changed hands 16 times and was tied 12 times. West Fork coach Frank Schnoes says it was a great way to finish a ballgame against two evenly-matched teams.West Fork had the ball with 13 seconds left, and the ball was tipped out of bounds by St. Mary’s with four seconds to go. The Warhawks didn’t take their final timeout but Schnoes says they went with a play call that worked earlier in the ballgame.Schnoes credits his entire squad for a complete team effort in getting the win.Jakob Washington had 12 points while Ian Latham and Kayden Ames each had 10 to lead West Fork, who is now 24-2 on the season and will face Top of Iowa Conference rival Bishop Garrigan of Algona in Wednesday’s semifinal round at 3:45 PM. Garrigan outscored Springville 17-8 in the fourth quarter for a 55-52 win.center_img — 3A quarterfinals today11:15—#1 Norwalk (21-3) vs. #8 Harlan (18-6)1:00—#4 Center Point-Urbana (18-6) vs. #5 Ballard (18-6)2:45—#2 Mount Vernon (22-2) vs. #7 Clear Creek-Amana (19-5)4:30—#3 Pella (19-5) vs. #6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (14-10) Listen to our entire post-game interview with Frank Schnoes here: IOWA CITY — Iowa junior center Luka Garza has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year. Garza led the conference in scoring at just over 26 points per game as the Hawkeyes finished 11-9 in the league race. Garza was interviewed on the Big Ten Network and says his success began last off-season.Garza has scored 20 or more points in 16 straight Big Ten games.The Hawkeyes are headed to the NCAA Tournament despite losing two starters and their top recruit to season ending injuries.Iowa is the fifth-seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will play in the second round on Thursday afternoon at about 1:30 against either 12th-seed Minnesota or 13th-seed Northwestern.last_img read more


first_imgFAVORED MAXIM RATE PROVES GAMEST IN TAKING GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY CALLAGHAN, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.31ARCADIA, Calif. (May 4, 2019)–Unlucky to lose going a mile and one eighth last time out, Slam Dunk Racing’s Maxim Rate got a perfect trip under Kent Desormeaux in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita and prevailed by a half length in game fashion.  Trained by Simon Callaghan, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Exchange Rate got a flat mile on turf in 1:36.31.With Ladymidtown setting the Senorita pace to quarter pole, Maxim Rate, who tracked in second throughout, pounced and then out-gamed Lady Prancealot the final eighth of a mile.“I watched the tape of her last race (second by a nose in the Grade III Providencia Stakes on April 6) and you could see she was very unlucky to lose,” said Desormeaux, who was aboard for the first time today.  “When Joe (Talamo, aboard Lady Prancealot) came to (my filly) at the eighth pole, she had to find two more gears…I think the pressure factor from (the other horses) helped her progress.”Off at 6-5 in a field of six sophomore fillies, Maxim Rate paid $4.40, $2.60 and $2.20. With the winner’s share of $60,000, Maxim Rate nearly doubled her earnings to $123,000.  A first-time out maiden winner at a mile on turf here Feb. 16, Maxim Rate, who is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Catch My Eye, now has two wins and a second from three starts.“I watched the race here and it was very exciting,” said Callaghan via telephone from Churchill Downs. “I thought she’d be hard to beat after her last race.  She got the trip we expected today and cutting back to a mile wasn’t a concern.”Lady Prancealot, who was last, about five lengths off the lead heading into the far turn, loomed menacingly turning for home while four-wide and was second best on the day, finishing three quarters of a length in front of Ladymidtown.The second choice at 5-2, Lady Prancealot paid $3.20 and $2.60.Ladymidtown tired late, but held third by a nose over English-bred Hostess.  Off at 11-1 with Rafael Bejarano, Ladymidtown paid $3.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.89, 48.45, 1:12.89 and 1:24.78.Racing will resume with a nine-race card on Sunday, with first post time at 1 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Azkals: Everything we’ve got

first_imgMOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I like our team,” he said. “I like it very much, we have a lot of good football players and we are playing with a big heart. I’m proud of the team.”The Azkals proved compact and disciplined, tracking back when they lost possession against the Indonesians, but it may take more than that effort against Vietnam, especially with Sato, one of the team’s best defenders and a threat going forward, missing the semifinals.“We’ll really have to regroup and make sure we’re ready for Vietnam,” said Palami.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Playing four matches in 12 days in three different countries, the Azkals emerged unbeaten from Group B, picking up eight points, following wins over Singapore and Timor Leste and stalemates over Thailand and Indonesia.Five players have scored for the team so far in the tournament, but so many times in the group stage, the Azkals also left themselves exposed defensively. They’ve somehow done enough to cover mistakes that haunted the team in the past.In the goalless draw with Indonesia, the Azkals coped well against a counterattacking team that had plenty of pace on the wings, while surviving the absence of skipper Phil Younghusband, who sustained a cut and had to be substituted by Curt Dizon in the 25th minute.Younghusband said his cut took four stitches to close, but vowed he’ll be ready come the semifinals.“I think this time we’ve played with a lot of heart,” winger Patrick Reichelt said. “Everybody is fighting for the next guy. There’s a lot of communication on the pitch and positive screaming and encouragement, I feel this year we have a good group.”Only three weeks into the job, coach Sven Goran Eriksson hailed his squad’s “big heart.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Philippines’ Patrick Reichelt controls the ball against Indonesia at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Sunday. The match ended in a goalless draw.JAKARTA—After surviving the AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup’s Group of Death for a fourth semifinal appearance in five tournaments, the Philippine Azkals have their work cut out for them even before they face Vietnam over two legs in the knockout round.As if toppling an in-form Vietnamese side isn’t an already difficult task, the Azkals will have to do it without left back Daisuke Sato, who has ruled himself out of the tournament after he was recalled by Romanian club Sepsi.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award But the challenges that the Azkals managed to navigate and survive during the home-and-away group stage may be enough to prepare them for any complications in the semifinals starting with the first leg on Sunday at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.The second leg is slated four days later in Hanoi, but the Azkals are down to 19 players from an original 23-man team, following the departures of Sato, Neil Etheridge and Stephan Palla due to club commitments and Luke Woodland due to injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It hasn’t been a smooth ride for us in terms of preparations,” Azkals manager Dan Palami admitted.“There have been some glitches and I think I have to credit the heart of our players who put everything aside and not think about the problems every time they are on the pitch. That has been the asset of our team. Once they’re on the pitch, they give everything. I think that’s how Filipinos are.” PSI preparations go full blast for 2019 PH SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more