NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– The ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security, today announced that Motorola, HMD Global, and TCL have joined ioXt and certified their devices against the recently launched Android Profile. Going through ioXt certification validates that manufacturers are building devices that strengthen the ecosystem and prioritize security. This aligns well with Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended Program, which now provides the ability to filter by devices that have completed ioXt certification. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005177/en/ (Graphic: Business Wire) Android Enterprise Recommended is a shortlist of verified devices and service providers that meet Google’s enterprise requirements for business solutions. Android devices, managed services and enterprise mobility management services are tested against Android Enterprise Recommended requirements, and devices and services that meet or exceed these requirements become Google verified and earn the Android Enterprise Recommended seal of approval. Through this process, Android Enterprise Recommended has also made substantial efforts to ensure that devices provide clear information about security patches and major updates, giving end-users the confidence that devices are up-to-date. Google, Motorola, HMD Global and TCL have partnered with the ioXt Alliance to test and certify several Android products and now, Android Enterprise Recommended is recognizing the Alliance’s certification program for leading IoT manufacturers to enhance security in the industry and highlighting ioXt certifications in its Solutions Directory. Connected products such as Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4 XL, Motorola moto g power, moto g stylus, moto g 5g, motorola one 5g ace and motorola edge+, Nokia 3.4, 5.4, 8.3 5G and 8.3 V 5G UW, and TCL 20 5G have all been certified through the ioXt Alliance Certification Program, with more certified products on the horizon. “Security is at the core of what we do at Motorola,” said Sudhir Chadaga, Head of Strategy for Motorola Mobility. “We launched the ThinkShield for mobile program at a time when threats to mobile security are ever-evolving; so we can continue to provide peace of mind to our smartphone customers. The ioXt Alliance certification further reinforces our commitment to this built-in security program.” “Security is at the core of everything that we do at HMD Global. Nokia smartphones lead the Counterpoint research trust rankings for the second year on security and software updates. We are excited to be partnering with ioXt, who brings on-going transparency and visibility to our consumer and enterprise buyers, and to the industry as a whole,” says Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and VP of North America at HMD Global. “TCL is committed to taking the information security of our users very seriously, demonstrated by a significant increase in privacy security investment over the last several years,” said Zhiguo HU, General Manager of Global R&D Center at TCL Communication. “Through ioXt, we are able to set proper safety goals and standards, ensuring consumers greater access to safer mobile devices.” The Alliance’s certification Program is founded on eight core pledge principles that define product security, product upgradability and consumer transparency. These principles map back to global security regulations and provide a customizable method for addressing specific market segmentations, local regulations, and channel requirements to provide reasonable security. Devices in the smart home, smart building, and connected cellular and automobile sectors that meet or exceed the requirements in their assigned product category will receive the ioXt SmartCert label. “With Android Enterprise Recommended security precautions already in place, the highlighting of ioXt certification amplifies the significance of transparency and accountability cellular device manufacturers and consumers require in the growing IoT market,” said Brad Ree, CTO of the ioXt Alliance. “The Alliance has created a simple way for companies to test their product security and confirm that they meet the requirements set forth by our comprehensive standards.” Products that are certified cover a breadth of the IoT industry: smart home, lighting controls, smart building, IoT Bluetooth, smart retail, portable medical, smart home, mobile apps, pet trackers, routers and automotive technology. To learn more about the ioXt Alliance and how to get involved, follow us on LinkedIn or visit: https://www.ioxtalliance.org/. About the ioXt Alliance The ioXt Alliance is the Global Standard for IoT Security. Backed by the biggest names in technology and product manufacturing, including Google, Amazon, T-Mobile, Comcast and more, the ioXt Alliance is the only industry-led, global IoT product security and certification program in the world. Products with the ioXt SmartCert gives consumers and retailers greater confidence in a highly connected world. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005177/en/ CONTACT: Geena Pickering [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE INTERNET HARDWARE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SECURITY SOURCE: ioXt Alliance Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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A Notre Dame employee has been charged with first-degree murder while armed in Washington, D.C., court documents state.Prosecutors allege Nijinsky Dix shot and killed her ex-boyfriend, 44-year-old Terry Hickman.Dix serves as the director of TRiO programs at Notre Dame, which coordinates tutoring and educational resources to South Bend schools.Paul Browne, vice president for public affairs and communications at Notre Dame, confirmed Dix’s employment at the University to The Observer.“The University is aware of her arrest and will cooperate with law enforcement as appropriate,” Browne said in a statement to The Observer.The Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a woman with a gun and the sound of gunshots around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on 1001 4th Street Southwest in Washington, D.C., according to court documents.Witnesses at the scene stated they heard sounds of gunshots and then a woman yelling, “Help, help, oh my God.”While searching the building, officers entered an apartment and found Hickman unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. Court documents state he was pronounced dead at the scene.When officers entered the residence, they found Dix kneeling at Hickman’s feet, holding a handgun in her left hand. Officers ordered her to drop the weapon, and she dropped the firearm.Officers heard another voice while on the scene and realized a cell phone was making a call. The person on the line said she was Dix’s mother. Court documents state Dix’s mother said Dix had called her and said, “He pushed me, and I shot him.”Dix’s cell phone case, which officers obtained at the scene, contained her driver’s license and a Notre Dame identification card.EMS staff reported Dix had an abrasion to her inside lower left lip but otherwise appeared to have no injuries. A medical examiner told officers Dix complained of pain in her back but did not report trauma. According to court documents, Dix also told the medical examiner she blacked out for a period and reported loss of memory.When questioned by detectives, Dix could not answer questions about her date of birth, age, address, which state she resides in or how she came to be in Washington, D.C. Court documents state Dix asked detectives several times for information to help jog her memory.Detectives showed Dix a photo of Hickman, to which she began crying and responded, “Please make sure he is gone, make sure he is not near me, make sure Terry not near me,” court documents said.Hickman’s next-of-kin told officers Dix was stalking Hickman after a three-month relationship between the two ended in May. Court documents state Hickman’s next-of-kin told detectives Hickman was in the process of moving to Chicago and found someone new.Tags: first degree murder, Metropolitan Police Department, TRiO programs
China has published a short animation titled “Once Upon a Virus” mocking the US response to the new coronavirus using Lego-like figures to represent the two countries.Washington and Beijing are locked in a war of words over the origins of the disease, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has grown into a global pandemic.US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab, but declined to describe the evidence. In the animation posted online by China’s official Xinhua news agency, red curtains open to reveal a stage featuring Lego-like figures in the form of a terracotta warrior wearing a face mask and the Statue of Liberty.”We discovered a new virus,” says the warrior.”So what?” replies the Statue of Liberty. “It’s only a flu.” As the warrior issues warnings about the virus and counts off the grim milestones in China’s outbreak, the Statue of Liberty replies dismissively with echoes of Trump’s press conferences in which he played down the severity of the illness.Read also: Trump says China could have stopped coronavirus, Beijing decries shifting of blame”Are you listening to yourselves?” asks the warrior as the statue begins to turn red with fever and gets hooked up to an intravenous drip.”We are always correct, even though we contradict ourselves,” the statue replies.”That’s what I love about you Americans, your consistency,” says the warrior.The United States and other countries have accused China of misleading the world about the severity of the outbreak, and there are growing calls for an international inquiry into the origins of the virus.In an interview with Reuters, Trump said he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November.Lego’s press office wrote in an emailed statement on Saturday: “We weren’t involved in making the animation in any way.”Topics :
Aubrey Kragen is a senior majoring in communication. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Release the Kragen,” runs Fridays. The Trojan football team is no stranger to controversy.Last year it was the firing of head coach Lane Kiffin and the departure of beloved interim head coach Ed Orgeron.Before that it was He Who Must Not Be Named and the improper benefits that led to USC’s sanctions.This year it’s Josh Shaw and Anthony Brown.Shaw, the senior cornerback and recently-named co-captain, caused a media firestorm by claiming to have sprained his ankles while rescuing his nephew from drowning. He then left us all dumbfounded when he admitted to making all of it up.I struggle to understand why he decided to fabricate such a far-fetched heroic story. He could have made any excuse and not brought such national attention to the story.But Sports Illustrated senior writer Lee Jenkins, who spoke in my class Wednesday night, provided some thoughtful insight. He lamented the fact that many young athletes like Shaw don’t have the right people around them to advise them against rash decisions.But it’s hard to imagine that there was nobody to advise Shaw otherwise when he has more than 100 teammates surrounding him, as well as a supportive and understanding coaching staff.At Pac-12 Media Day this summer, junior co-captain and defensive end Leonard Williams harped on the fact that this was the tightest-knit group of players he had every played with.“This is one of the closest teams I’ve ever played on,” Williams said. “I feel like the biggest part was just that we had to deal with so many coaching changes [last year]. We loved Coach O. We wanted him to be here. … Dealing with that we realized that this really is a job and at the end of the day coaches can come and go but we’re gonna have each other, so that’s how we got so close.”Williams also sang the praises of the new coaching staff, who he said has been extremely open and helpful to all of the players.“You can go up to them and talk to them about anything, it doesn’t have to be about football,” Williams said. “If we have a problem off the field we can go to our coach and ask them for advice and help and stuff like that.”That sounds like exactly what Shaw needed this weekend — a handful of people to be there for him and steer him in the right direction.On the heels of the news about Shaw, Sarkisian announced that senior running back Anthony Brown had decided to quit the team. Brown posted to multiple social media forums that Sarkisian was a racist.Though what Williams called “one of the closest team he’s ever played on” might not have saved Shaw or Brown this time, it’s crucial that the Trojans continue to look to each other for support and get closer. They should band together, block out the media (except for this column, of course) and focus on preparing for their opening game against Fresno State this Saturday.When I really think about it, I don’t think this should be that hard to do.I might eat these words later if it turns out that Shaw was involved in some sort of criminal activity or that Sarkisian really does hold racist views, but Shaw’s lie and Brown’s allegations barely hold a candle to the controversy Trojans have faced in the past. Though they might be more bizarre, the consequences are far fewer — other than our families, friends and potential employers cracking jokes about this for years to come.Despite all of the chaos, I doubt that Williams and the rest of the Trojans will step onto the field on Saturday afternoon thinking about their teammates’ follies.Hopefully they will be thinking about giving their all each and every play. Hopefully they will be thinking about beating the Bulldogs.Like senior co-captain and linebacker Hayes Pullard said after practice on Wednesday, “The game is played between the lines.”The Trojans learned how to keep their focus on the field the hard way last year, somehow making a run for the Pac-12 South title despite the multiple coaching changes they endured.I believe they can do it again. The turmoil the Trojans are going through to start this season will only make them closer, and, as Williams insisted, that will make a tangible difference on the field.“[W]hen you’re close to someone they’re like your brother,” Williams said. “You’re gonna fight for your brother that’s next to you.”Without Shaw and Brown, the remaining Trojans once again only have each other.I fully expect the leaders of this team to step up, calm the storm and bring an extra spark of passion to the game on Saturday.Fight on and Beat the Bulldogs.
FAIR HAVENThe Garden Club of Fair Haven will hold its annual plant sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12 at the Fair Haven Fire House.As in the past, there will be perennials dug from members’ gardens, specialty plants and shrubs, hanging baskets, boutique arrangements made by club members, and refreshments.Included in this year’s specialty plants are Chinese elm seedlings dug from a member’s garden. This is a great tree with small leaves that doesn’t require raking. It’s fast-growing, has beautiful exfoliating bark, is graceful and not susceptible to disease. This beautiful tree is not readily available commercially. The number of seedlings is limited, so plan to shop early.Also new this year, on Saturday only, there will be a Kiddie Kraft Table. All children are welcome to assemble garden-related gifts for Mother’s Day.The sale will be held rain or shine.MONMOUTH COUNTYWant to discover the Mysteries of the Night Sky? Spend A Summer Evening at Longstreet Farm? Build Fairy Houses in the Gardens?Check out the Monmouth County Park System’s summer issue of its directory for these and other upcoming arts and crafts, nature, recreation and sports programs. Available in most county parks and libraries on Friday, May 11, the directory lists all park system special events and programs offered during June, July and August.Registration for summer programs begins on Wednesday, May 16. Online registration is available for most programs. Consult the directory for details about registering online, by phone, by mail or in person.For more information about Park System programs, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000.OCEAN GROVESupporters of Mary’s Place by the Sea will have its first ever 2.5-mile walkathon Saturday, May 12 in Ocean Grove and along the Asbury Park boardwalk.“Let’s Walk Together” is the theme of the event. The goal is to raise $100,000 toward the purchase of the organization’s home.Registration will start at 11 a.m. The walk will begin at noon. Registration is $35. There will be food and drinks served after the walk in front of Mary’s Place by the Sea at 15 Broadway Ave., Ocean Grove.Mary’s Place by the Sea was founded with the purpose of giving women with cancer a place to rest and revive during and after the rigors of their cancer treatments. Volunteers care for the women so they may focus on their healing — gaining strength to win the battle with cancer. Guests are welcome to stay a few hours or a few days, if needed. Some of the amenities offered are oncological massage, nutritional counseling, guided meditation, yoga, strength training and in-room spa services. Services for the guest’s family include counseling and a family meal while Mom rests.The care center was opened in summer 2009. Proceeds from the “Let’s Walk Together” walkathon will help with the purchase of the home that is now being leased as well as additional programs to help women and their families cope with the impact of their illness.RUMSONArt students at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on Saturday, June 2, will be designing to make a difference — in the lives of women in treatment for cancer.The RFH Art Honors Society will be holding Fashion for Compassion, a fashion show featuring artistic couture and accessories created by students across the art program. Benefitting Lin’s Linens, an organization that supports women in treatment for cancer, the Art Honors Society is putting its creative juices to work for a wonderful local cause.Beginning at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium, there will be two musical acts opening for the show, as well as numerous raffles that include goods and certificates from area restaurants, boutiques and more.Two tiers of tickets are available; $20 for regular admission and $100 VIP tickets which are reserved front-row seating with gifts from Lin’s Linens including commemorative framed posters and Lin’s Linens signature healing bracelets.Students have been working feverishly to prepare their clothing and accessories for the show. They also have involved faculty and individuals in the fashion industry in the planning of the show’s design, program, promotion, and other details that will ensure a successful event.Additional information is available by emailing arts society adviser Kristen Lanfrank at [email protected] Sunnyside Equestrian Center will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Special People United to Ride program (SPUR) from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20.Those attending the event at 628 Middletown-Lincroft Road will be able to meet the horses, get a tour of the facility, see demonstrations, enjoy crafts, get pony rides and purchase tickets for a 50/50 raffle.Working in conjunction with the Monmouth County Park System, Special People United to Ride is a nonprofit organization providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve personal goals through therapeutic horseback riding. Those participating can find a safe haven at Sunnyside Equestrian Center, where their limitations are replaced by the freedom of riding and handling a horse.The psychological and emotional benefits of therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities are often reflected in increased self-esteem and improved social skills. A student’s self-worth, self-confidence, and self-image can genuinely improve with just one half-hour riding lesson.A dedicated group of certified instructors and volunteers work together to operate the equestrian center year-round, servicing more than 200 students with disabilities.Additional information is available by visiting www.spuronline.org or calling Liz Huntington at 732 -224-1367, Ext. 3.OCEANPORTMembers of the Oceanport Garden Club have slated several events through June 14 when they will hold their final session of the season.Members will be attending the Two River Theatre’s production of “My Wonderful Day” on May 16. Tickets to the performance and additional information may be obtained by contacting Debbie Smith at 732-229-4855.Flowers will be planted in Oceanport on May 22 as part of a civic beautification project. Members will be responsible for the maintenance of these plantings.The club’s final business meeting will be May 24, during which all members will participate in presenting a horticulture exhibit. Guidelines for the exhibit, provided at a previous meeting, will be followed. The horticulture exhibit will close out the club’s 2011-2012 year.The final gathering will be on June 14 at Mia’s Restaurant in Little Silver for an end-of-the-year luncheon. The floral table centerpieces for the luncheon will be made by members.Those interested in becoming a member of the garden club may call Cathy DeOrio at 732-493-6213 or Maureen Chenoweth at 732-291-1286.
The program allows students to experience a high energy, fun-filled session using unique floor curling equipment as they learn about the sport in their school’s gymnasium. With each elementary school visit, the Capital One Rocks & Rings program reaches seven to eight classes or approximately 150 to 200 students. Upon completion, each student receives a graduation certificate and valuable information on where and how the student and his or her parents can get involved in curling in their area.The addition of the Capital One Rocks and Rings program is part of an overall strategic plan adopted by the Nelson Curling Club.The idea, following on the heels of the success from the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympics Games, is to increase participation in the sport and ultimately, membership in their curling centre. And the program appears to be working as almost 40 new adult curlers registered in the Friday night mixed league alone.There has also been a sizeable increase in the junior curling program — a junior fun spiel in Nelson attracted 16 teams from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Riondel, Salmo and Kaslo. Schools have enthusiastically embraced the Rocks and Rings program and followed through by subsequently offering curling as an option for students for the schools’ winter activity program. For more information, please visit www nelsoncurling.com. It’s clear from the response of the participants the Capital One Rocks & Rings program rocks.The Capital One Rocks & Rings is an off-ice program that has been able to generate interest in the sport. The program focuses on children and families who would not otherwise receive the opportunity, with the ultimate goal being increased participation in the sport.Under the enthusiastic guidance of junior curler instructors Chris Haynes, Alex Breen, and Kazia Drake, more than 1000 elementary students in the area have been introduced to the sport, including schools at South Nelson, Blewett, Hume, Redfish, Rosemont, Brent Kennedy, Nelson Christian School and McLean Elementary in Rossland. The instructors have also been invited to present the program in Cranbrook, Kimberley and Kelowna.
Games continue through Friday and into Saturday with semi finals set for LVR and Mount Sentinel at 12:30 p.m.The final goes at Mount Sentinel at 7:30 p.m.LVR had its first taste of the season Tuesday by defeating Stanley Humphries Rockers 52-22 at the Hangar.Top scorers were Robby Dixon with 15 points.Darian Johnson and Josh Matosevic each had eight points while Vinne Watson scored seven and Jake Anderson six. The L.V. Rogers Bombers and Mount Sentinel Wildcats prepare to host the first major basketball tournament in the region Friday in Nelson and South Slocan.Eleven teams from throughout the Kootenay and Central Okangan are set to tip off in the West Kootenay Rumble Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament.The Bombers play host to Prince Charles Comets of Creston at 1 p.m. at the Hangar in Nelson while the Wildcats meet Salmo Falcons at 6 p.m. at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.In the other first round games, Sparwood plays Heritage Christian of Kelowna; Nakusp meets Fernie Falcons and Selkirk of Kimberley takes on Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar.