Within minutes of Hakeem Jeffries winning a contentious House leadership battle, his supporters were already crowing that the New York Democrat was one day destined to wield the speaker’s gavel. “What [Barack] Obama had, he has that. I call it lightning in a bottle,” said Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.), who stumped for Jeffries ahead of the November party election. “I do think he’s somebody that could, with a few breaks, become our speaker and also our president. He has that talent.”Story Continued Below More than a few Democrats see Jeffries’ youth and Brooklyn swagger — he’s been known to quote rapper Biggie Smalls on the House floor — as the antidote for a caucus long ruled by a pack of old-school septuagenarians. But the speakership is far from guaranteed. With Nancy Pelosi’s grip on the gavel likely secure for at least the next two years, Jeffries, 48, would first have to elbow aside others on a leadership team … [Read more...] about ‘What Obama had, he has that’: Jeffries’ stock rises as Pelosi successor
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Imagine you lived a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – and you had landed a prestigious job with the Empire. You have designed the most sophisticated space station ever constructed: capable of destroying planets and large enough to be mistaken for a small moon. The platform is central to your organisation’s operations, namely stamping out those rebel scum.You devote plenty of time and man hours to keeping the Death Star secure and functional. But there’s one glaring flaw, a Thermal Exhaust Port. Although small, this vulnerability allows malicious actor Luke Skywalker to breach the system’s defences and wreak unimaginable destruction.IT officers face a very similar threat from cybercriminals exploiting an often-neglected flaw to compromise a whole network. The modern business equivalent of the Thermal Exhaust Port is the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which could be leaving companies vulnerable to catastrophic attack. This article will explain why RDP … [Read more...] about Defeating the Death Star: How RDP attacks exploit security gaps
Updated 6:39 pm PST, Saturday, November 10, 2018 A chimney remains from a home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. A chimney remains from a home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. Photo: John Locher, AP Araya Cipollini cries near the remains of her family's home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. The blaze that started Thursday outside the hilly town of Paradise has grown and destroyed more than 6,700 buildings, almost all of them homes, making it California's most destructive wildfire since record-keeping began. But crews have made gains and the fire is partially contained, officials said Saturday. less Araya Cipollini cries near the remains of her family's home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. The blaze that started Thursday outside the hilly town of Paradise has … [Read more...] about The Latest: Death toll from N. California fire rises to 23
With strong organizational support, your hard-working employees have a fighting chance to become your next great executives. Entrepreneur Published 11:30 am PDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Photo: Fizkes | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Fizkes | Getty Images Are Your Company's Rising Stars Ready for the Big Promotion? Here's How to Make Sure They Are. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Companies love to think that that outside hire they've just scored is the silver bullet that will solve their problems. But without constant, focused development and serious planning, that person could actually turn the organization into a bull's-eye. Consider GM's journey with outsider Johan de Nysschen: Thinking Nysschen would serve as the shot in the arm its Cadillac brand needed to compete in the … [Read more...] about Are Your Company’s Rising Stars Ready for the Big Promotion? Here’s How to Make Sure They Are.
Low-mass stars are currently the most promising targets when searching for potentially habitable planets, but new research has revealed that some of these stars produce significant amounts of ultraviolet (UV) radiation throughout their lifetimes. Such radiation could hinder the development of life on any orbiting planets. M-dwarfs are stars that are cooler and less massive than stars like our Sun, and are the most common type of star in the Galaxy, meaning that it is vital that we better understand them and the influence they have on their planets. Detecting terrestrial planets in the habitable zone — the region where liquid water can exist on a planet's surface — when they pass in front of, or transit, Sun-like stars is difficult. This is partly because we only see a small dip in the light as the planet crosses the star, and also partly because their orbits are long enough that we have to wait several years to observe multiple transits. However, because … [Read more...] about Ultraviolet Radiation from Low-Mass Stars Could Render Planets Uninhabitable