Share This!Have you been to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch found at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort? This is the location where all the Walt Disney World horses, ponies and more are housed and the area is going to be going under a massive renovation.There will be a brand new barn created for the Tri-Circle-D Ranch which will provided updated outdoor spaces and more modern stables for these gorgeous horses. The new ranch will maintain the history and spirit of the original location. It will welcome Guests to explore exhibits of classic Disney equestrian artifacts.The Draft Horse Barn and Pony Farm will be temporarily unavailable during this construction work, which starts on August 19 and will last until Spring 2020. Never fear though! For those who would like to go on pony rides, you can still do so at the Trail Blaze Corral near the campground’s entrance. In addition, the resort’s trail rides and carriage rides will continue to operate as normal.Stay tuned to the blog for more information about the updated Tri-Cricle-D Ranch.
Security threats are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated. A survey by Arbor Networks about Infrastructure Security found that:30 percent of organizations report seeing Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) against their internal networks over the last year.All organizations reported seeing at least some level of application-layer attacksOrganizations reported a dramatic rise in the number of DDoS attacks10 percent of Data Centers surveyed saw more than 100 DDoS attacks per month20 percent report having had a mobile outage over the past year as a result of a security incidentAttacks against Web Services up 17 percent over the previous yearIt’s no wonder that security is still ranked top or very high on the list of concerns of organizations when considering cloud computing.58 percent of IT professionals rank security as their biggest concern when considering to adopt cloud services, and 60 percent say that the security procedures and policies provided is an important factor that is considered when selecting a cloud provider, according to the recently reported Data Health Check report prepared by Databarrack.Similar concerns about security were reflected in a different survey of IT professionals taken by Avere Systems. That report found that 60 percent of organizations said that cloud security is one of their top concerns when considering cloud adoption. Other challenges/barriers related to cloud adoption mentioned were organizational resistance (53 percent) and performance issues (29 percent). The major benefits of moving to the cloud cited by 60 percent of professionals in the Avere survey were cost savings, and data recovery and business continuity.Reports by 451 Research, CloudPassage and IDG Enterprise also all found that IT groups rank security as their major concern.Peter Groucutt, managing director for Databarracks, said that “security is always going to be the major priority for those considering a move to cloud services, as you are often trusting a third party with your company’s most sensitive data. However… organizations are no longer seeing this as a roadblock, but rather an opportunity to review their current security practices and implement effective new policies that protect their data and enable a more confident move to cloud services.”
helen popkin 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Facebook#Mark Zuckerberg#Silicon Valley#Truth#Truthiness A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Mark Zuckerberg wears a version of the same gruel-toned T-shirt every day not because media handlers suggested he rock a signature look in the manner of visionary icons Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. Nor does the Zuck don apparel of a color that exists only in dystopian tales (sort of a 1984-gray) simply because he’s a really busy guy who can’t be bothered. According to Zuckerberg, in his first public Q&A conducted in English, the lack of diversity in his personal wardrobe is because he cares. See also: Thanks Mark Zuckerberg! Now China Knows We’re Stupid“I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve the community,” Zuckerberg told the audience during Thursday’s town hall on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park. “I’m in this really lucky position where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than 1 billion people, and I feel like I’m not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things.” Things like the color spectrum, clearly.Is Zuckerberg ingesting nothing but soylent, too? Think of time saved! Does the Zuckerberg uniform include astronaut diapers, so he can “go” on the go? And by serving “the community” does Zuckerberg mean “capitalism”?The Truth Is Out ThereTruth in Silicon Valley, like Einstein’s Spacetime theory, is relative.Running a multi-billion dollar for-profit corporation with a dodgy history of hiring practices, privacy rights, and “customer service” is neither a priestly calling nor noble endeavor. Mother Theresa, Zuckerberg ain’t. Doctors Without Borders serves humanity. Teachers and firefighters serve humanity. Building shareholder value when you are yourself the biggest shareholder is a somewhat less selfless undertaking. Nonetheless, do-goodery—the marketing tool du-jour in Silicon Valley—saturates every aspect of Zuckerberg’s media-honed public persona. The reason is obvious. Public acts of charity are more than a sweet tax-write off if you’re a billionaire CEOs who can easily afford to flip a few couch cushions in the name of, say, eradicating Ebola.See also: Facebook Wants You To Help Eradicate EbolaIt shows your “community”—who may feel burned by your company more than a few times—that you care. It also plays great with shareholders, at least one of whom recently expressed concern that despite the social network’s public support of the gay and transgender community, its political action committee “has donated 41% of contributions since its inception to politicians voting against LGBT rights.”Trust No OneThat shareholder’s concern that Facebook’s fiduciary hypocrisy could cause it to fall from public favor is documented in Facebook’s April filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That same filing includes a note about how 30% of the PAC’s contributions have gone to “politicians voting to deregulate greenhouse gases,” the filing states, “despite Facebook’s public support for the environment.”Zuckerberg, one of the richest men on the planet trying to pass himself off as a do-gooder, is one of the most spectacular cases of personality overreach ever. That doesn’t mean you should quit Facebook. But just because you use Zuckerberg’s product doesn’t mean you have to drink his Kool-Aid.Screengrab by Facebook Related Posts
1. India wins toss, and it certainly “smells like victory”. 2. Bangladesh’s bowler greet Indian batsmen with some disciplined bowling and fielding in the first 15 overs. 3. Chest bumps by bowler Taskin Ahmed and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza on Ajinkya Rahane’s exit evokes mixed feelings, somewhat like this.4. Suresh Raina survives an LBW review, which proves crucial for the game. Umpire Ian Gould gives him not out eventually. The ‘not out’ sign on the giant screen must have been a beautiful sight for Raina.5. Rohit Sharma was dismissed off a no ball from Rubel Hossain. This eventually turned the game in India’s favour.6. Indian fans were waiting for Rohit Sharma, the only Indian top 5 batsman who had not scored a century in this World Cup, to come to form. He did not disappoint them.7. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe is shown speaking his mind to bowler Taskin Ahmed after Rohit Sharma’s dismissal, which came a tad too late for them.8. Batsman Tamim Iqbal, India’s nemesis in 2007 World Cup loss to Bangladesh, departed early after scoring 25 runs off 25 balls.9. Shikhar Dhawan’s catch on the boundary was spectacular. Indian fans cheered from the stands. 10. Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan didn’t score a boundary for 60 balls. This added to the pressure applied by India and cookie finally crumbled. The last possible thorn in India’s flesh departed.
Brighton and Hove Albion 2 Stoke City 2: Gross, Izquierdo extend home unbeaten run Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 05:55 11/21/17 Getty Images Brighton and Hove Albion remain unbeaten at home since the first game of the season after they battled to a 2-2 draw with Stoke City. Goals from Pascal Gross and Jose Izquierdo helped Brighton and Hove Albion come from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw with Stoke City, ensuring they remain unbeaten at the Amex Stadium since the Premier League’s opening game.Both sides enjoyed periods of control and played out an entertaining match, but promoted Brighton showed great character to battle back twice, extending their unbeaten run to five Premier League matches and preventing a first defeat at home in any competition since losing to Manchester City on August 12.Brighton looked much the better team when the opening goal arrived, as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting punished questionable defending to put Stoke ahead. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The hosts seemed to have ensured that they would go into the break level when Pascal Gross equalised, but Stoke responded almost instantly through Kurt Zouma – the on-loan Chelsea defender getting his first goal for the club.But Brighton fought back again in the second half – the lively Izquierdo deservedly getting Chris Hughton’s side back on level terms.Stoke looked the more likely to steal all three points late on, as they threw men forward purposefully, but Brighton’s rearguard rose to the challenge and ensured they held on for a point.The standard of football was modest during the early exchanges, with Ryan Shawcross’ header in the 12th minute the first real chance, as Mat Ryan tipped it over the crossbar.Brighton did produce a nice move six minutes later, though, as Dale Stephens found the run of Izquierdo on the left flank and the Colombian shot just wide of the far post after darting into the penalty area.And Stoke capitalised on that let-off just before the half-hour mark – Choupo-Moting providing a cool finish after Lewis Dunk failed to deal with Xherdan Shaqiri’s hopeful lofted ball.CHOUPOOOOO!!!!!Onside, lucky with the bounce, great finish passing it into the bottom corner (0-1) #SCFC pic.twitter.com/Cl8f13d3lu— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) November 20, 2017Referee Lee Mason failed to give Brighton a penalty for a Shawcross trip on Glenn Murray just before the break, but they remained focused and levelled when Gross swept home from 12 yards after an excellent run and cross from Stephens.But poor defending from a corner allowed Stoke to re-establish the lead on the stroke of halftime, as Zouma nodded in from close range.There were just 120 seconds between Brighton equalising and Zouma restoring Stoke’s lead#BHASTK pic.twitter.com/rkrs5qzJiZ— Premier League (@premierleague) November 20, 2017Stoke began the second period similarly purposeful in the final third and almost extended their lead early on, but Ryan rushed out to smother Ramadan Sobhi’s close-range effort after the Egyptian’s clever one-two with Joe Allen.But their superiority soon subsided and Brighton took control, eventually getting a deserved equaliser with an hour played.Murray’s disguised pass in from the left flank picked out Izquierdo, who finished from a tight angle after his initial attempted cross was blocked back into his path.Stoke piled the pressure on towards the end and Allen had a fine opportunity present itself to him seven minutes from time, but his fierce volley was inadvertently blocked by Peter Crouch in what proved to be their final chance. Key Opta stats:- Brighton ended a run of eight straight defeats against Stoke in all competitions, getting their first result against them since a 1-0 win in September 2001 in the third tier.- Peter Crouch’s substitute appearance was his 143rd in the Premier League – more than any other player in the competition.- Pascal Gross has been directly involved in 62 per cent of Brighton’s 13 Premier League goals this season (three goals, five assists), the second highest ratio in the division after Tammy Abraham at Swansea (71%).- Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in more Premier League goals in 11 games this season (2 goals, 5 assists) than he was in 21 appearances in the competition last season (4 goals, 2 assists).- Darren Fletcher made his 326th appearance in the Premier League – more than any other Scottish player in the competition.- Fletcher was also playing in his 103rd consecutive match in the competition – the outright 5th longest such run for an outfield player. read more