Aboriginal Affairs probing MKO Grand Chief Harpers spending

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe federal Aboriginal Affairs department is probing the finances of a Manitoba First Nation organization whose embattled grand chief is trying to avoid a non-confidence vote by member chiefs.The department’s assessment and investigations branch told Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief David Harper via letter auditing firm KPMG would be sifting through the organization’s books dating back to 2010.The probe will include MKO’s use of funds from Aboriginal Affairs and Employment and Social Development Canada including Harper’s expenses, money paid to the organization’s former director of finance Glen Buchko and contracts issued by the organization.“We have received allegations that federal funding provided to (MKO) is not being used for its intended purpose,” said the Aug. 12 letter, signed by Sylvie Lecompte, director of Aboriginal Affairs’ assessment and investigation services branch.Harper could not be reached for comment. The voicemail for his cell phone was full when APTN National News called the number. Harper’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.A spokesperson for MKO said the organization would issue no comment.Harper could face a non-confidence vote next week when MKO chiefs meet in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. During an MKO meeting in Norway House this past July, chiefs passed a resolution offering Harper a choice of stepping down during a separate internal forensic audit launched by the organization or face a non-confidence vote at the next MKO meeting.Harper chose to hang on and has since hired a lawyer to help fight opposing chiefs pushing for his ouster. MKO chiefs have already asked Winnipeg-firm Lazer Grant to conduct a full forensic audit of the organization’s books. The first phase of the forensic audit was triggered in 2013 after chiefs discovered Buchko was making about $250,000 annually.Harper is facing allegations of financial mismanagement and of using MKO funds for personal purchases like guitars, flights for his girlfriend and car repairs. Harper said he paid back all his personal expenses.MKO’s finances have plunged deep into red under Harper’s leadership and the organization was warned by a third auditing firm that Aboriginal Affairs could put it under co-management or third-party management if it didn’t get its books in order, especially around travel and consultants.MKO was also warned to include a paper trail around its credit card use.MKO’s accumulated deficit for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013, hit $976, 025. MKO also accumulated an operating deficit of $609,058 by March 31, 2013, which was a 71 per cent increase over the previous year’s operating deficit of $356,108.Harper has also been accused of obstructing Lazer Grant’s forensic audit. He denied obstructing the audit. Harper has also faced criticism over his plan to sell clan membership to sponsors as a way to raise money for the AFN election which MKO is hosting in Winnipeg this December.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Prospects for Cyprus settlement among issues raised in Bans talks with Greek

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Greece’s Foreign Minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, discussed prospects for a settlement in Cyprus, as well as resolving the “name” dispute with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, during their meeting today in New York. The United Nations has been facilitating talks between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots with the goal of reunifying the divided Mediterranean island nation. The talks are aimed at the eventual establishment of a federal government with a single international personality, consisting of a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, each of equal status.The UN has also been mediating talks between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the dispute over the latter’s name, through the efforts of the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, Matthew Nimetz.The talks are in line with a UN-brokered interim accord reached in 1995 which details the differences between the two over the name of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and obliges both Athens and Skopje to continue negotiations under the auspices of the Secretary-General to try to reach an agreement.In today’s meeting, the Secretary-General underlined the importance of accelerating progress in both processes and reiterated his personal commitment to that end, according to information provided by his spokesperson. read more

Beloved South Downs landscape saved from road plan

The landscape of the South Downs, near Seven Sisters cliffs The cover of Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling, featuring the Seven Sisters cliffs A treasured view of one of the finest landscapes in Britain has been saved following a campaign by conservationists and residents.Campaigners claimed the much loved vista close to the Seven Sisters cliffs, featured in paintings, films and countless photographs, could have been permanently ruined by the building of a road.Plans had been submitted to run the access track through fields in the heart of the South Downs National Park, in Sussex, to allow easier access to a private house.Opponents said it would have despoiled a centuries old landscape and ruin its unique, untouched character.But the owner of the house condemned them as hypocrites, saying that hers was the last house in the area not to have a proper and safe access road. The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) threw out the plan in the face of vocal opposition, despite a recommendation by its own officials to go ahead with building work.Ironically, one of the previous owners of the house was Frank Newbould, the painter of the World War Two poster ‘It’s Your Britain – Fight for it now’, which celebrated the unspoilt glory of the South Downs.The landscape around the Seven Sisters cliffs has also been featured in the films Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Atonement and Pirates of the Caribbean and depicted on the cover of Bill Bryson’s affectionate book about England, The Road to Little Dribbling. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The landscape of the South Downs, near Seven Sisters cliffsCredit:Jack Taylor/Getty Images Europe The cover of Bill Bryson’s The Road to Little Dribbling, featuring the Seven Sisters cliffs The plan submitted by local resident Mary Jane Higgins to build the hard-surfaced 2.5m wide road was opposed by the local parish council, the South Downs Society, the National Trust and dozens of nearby residents who said it ran counter to the SDNPA’s own obligation is to “conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area”. Ms Higgins has been left angry with the SDNPA’s decision not to allow the road to be built to her home.She said: “I was shocked and very disappointed that the planning application for a simple chalk track was turned down when all the houses in my neighbourhood, also part of the Downland Trust, have tarmac access and cattle grids.“There are real health and safety issues, especially in times of rain and fog when access without four wheel drive is hazardous not only to the live stock in the field but the ramblers too. Most emergency vehicles for instance, ambulances and fire engines are two wheel drive.”The South Downs National Park Authority said: “The application was refused by the Authority’s Planning Committee on the grounds of adverse impact on the special qualities of this area of the National Park.”View latest offers from National Trust The National Trust officials said the proposed road was too wide for “a modest residential building in a very rural landscape”.Local resident Mark Wigglesworth, a conductor and former music director of the English National Opera, said: “People come from all over the world to enjoy the Seven Sisters – and what they love about it is the freedom of its landscape, a tranquility that is currently untouched by development and traffic.“Previous inhabitants of this property, including Frank Newbould, have never had any problem with access. All have understood that the distinctive, natural, unscarred quality of this landscape was what made where they lived so special.Mr Wigglesworth, who has lived in Crowlink, on the South Downs, for 25 years, added: “There are currently no tracks across the open fields that stretch down to the Seven Sisters cliffs and many of us were concerned that this unique characteristic was about to be ruined forever. We are so relieved that the objections of so many were taken seriously by the committee members themselves.” read more

SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students

first_imgTHE NATIONAL GRANT body has restored grants for nearly 40 students who had had their funding suspended.SUSI had suspended the payments for some full-time dental nursing and dental hygiene students at both UCC and Trinity College following a review which suggested that the courses may not have been in compliance with grant eligibility criteria.However, following a consultation with the Department of Education, the courses have been cleared and payments restored.The Union of Students Ireland (USI) welcomed the decision, saying collaboration between students and educational institutions was key.“Since we became aware of this situation, we have been working alongside the Department of Education and Skills and SUSI with a view to reaching a favourable conclusion for these students.It is important that all stakeholders work together to ensure issues such as these are dealt with speedily and satisfactorily should they arise.Read: SUSI may ‘seek to recover’ 65 postgraduate grantsRead: SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applicationslast_img read more

Retail trade down 114 per cent

first_imgThe volume of retail trade in Greece fell 11.4 per cent in June against the same month in 2010, the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Wednesday. ELSTAT, said that according to provisional results, the turnover index in retail trade at current prices, excluding automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 8.2 per cent in June 2011 compared with June 2010. The Index in June 2010 recorded a decrease of 2.8 per cent compared with June 2009. The turnover index in retail trade, including automotive fuel, recorded a fall of 8.3 per cent in June 2011 compared with June 2010. The Index in June 2010 recorded an increase of 1.1 per cent compared with June 2009. The volume of retail trade (i.e. turnover in retail trade at constant prices), excluding automotive fuel, decreased by 9.9 per cent in June 2011, compared with June 2010. The retail trade volume index, including automotive fuel, decreased by 11.4 per cent in June 2011 compared with June 2010. The Index in June 2010 recorded a decrease of 4.5 per cent compared with June 2009. Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Halloween Party with Canberra youth

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Join the Greek youth of Australian Capital Territory, as they gather for a masquerade at their Halloween Party. The event is hosted by the Hellenic Youth Club of Canberra.When: Friday 31 October at 7.00 pm Where: The Hellenic Club in the City, 13 Moore Street, Canberra For more information, contact (02) 6162-6777last_img

LEurope photographiée depuis la Station Spatiale Internationale

first_imgL’Europe photographiée depuis la Station Spatiale InternationaleLes caméras à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) sont de nouveau parvenues à capturer une vue spectaculaire de l’Europe. L’Europe vue du ciel est encore plus belle quand elle est prise depuis la Station spatiale internationale. A l’aide de caméras présentes à bord, l’équipage est parvenue a capturer ce surprenant cliché à une altitude de 350 kilomètres, le 22 janvier 2012. À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreAu premier plan de l’image, on peut apercevoir un bras robotisé, destiné au transport du matériel, ainsi qu’un couple de panneaux solaires en orbite autour de la station. Au centre de la photographie, se distingue la Belgique et les Pays-Bas éclairés par les lumières des habitations. “En regardant par les hublots de la Station spatiale, il est naturel de réfléchir à qui nous sommes et où nous nous situons dans le monde d’en bas” confie l’astronaute Don Pettit dans des propos relayés par le Daily mail. Actuellement, six spationautes se trouvent à bord de l’ISS mais la situation des prochains mois pourrait se compliquer dans la mesure où l’agence spatiale russe envisage de reporter les prochains vols à la destination de la station. En effet, un défaut repéré sur la capsule Soyouz prévu pour le lancement prochain oblige à utiliser l’engin normalement prévu pour celui d’après. D’où un décalage du calendrier. Le 5 février 2012 à 14:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Jumbo from Karnataka to take part in Bonalu processions

first_imgShalibanda : Following consultations with the Chief Wildlife Warden of Karnataka, the Forest and Endowments officials have finalised arrangement of an elephant from the neighbouring state for the upcoming festivities of Bonalu. The elephant from the Veera Thapasvi Veerabhadra Shiva Charyaru Samasthanam Muth, near Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Karnataka, will be arriving shortly. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us According to sources, the services of the new elephant will be utilised on July 22 in Secunderabad (Ujjaini Mahankali Temple), on July 28 in Sabzi Mandi (Nallapochamma Temple) and on July 29 in Old City (Akkanna Madanna Temple). But, a special permission has to be taken for the Moharram’s Bibi ka Alam procession, with the coordination of the Forest and other departments from the two states. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us “The elephant will be arriving in a huge truck on July 21 and will take part in Secunderabad’s procession. it will go back to Karnataka to take part in some procession on July 25 and will return the next day for serving the next two days in the City, till the conclusion of the festivities,” said the sources. The decision has been taken in view of the High Court order, which restricted to take services of Rajani (the local elephant from Zoo). The officials from endowments and forest visited Karnataka in this endeavour. Advertise With Us “After careful examination of the circumstances stated by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HOFF), Hyderabad, in the reference cited, the government has observed that the Forest Department has already issued No Objection Certificate (NOC) for entry of the elephant into Telangana State for the procession related to Bonalu festivals in a letter addressed to the Chief Wildlife Warden in Karnataka,” a recent Government Order stated. “The curator at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad is directed to provide a trained Veterinary officer with tranquilizing equipment and drugs to accompany the elephant during processions and to attend to any emergency or untoward incident. The Commissioner of Endowments Department is requested to coordinate with the Forest Department officials and the organizing committee on the matter. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (WL) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Telangana State, are therefore requested to take necessary further action accordingly, in consultation with the Commissioner of Endowments, Hyderabad,” says the GO. Speaking to The Hans India, Sri Akkanna-Madanna Mahankali Mandiram president G Niranjan, while welcoming the decision, said that a counter petition from state government’s side in the High Court would help clear the room for utilising the services of Rajani, which is said to be ill, in the future. “We request the state government to find a solution to this problem, as we cannot avail the services of the elephant for every Bonalu or Moharram. We do not have any Mutt like that in Karnataka having an elephant,” he pointed out.last_img read more

Direct tax revenue grows 175 to Rs 224 lakh cr in AprAug

first_img[Representational image]     Creative CommonsDirect tax collections in the first five months of the current fiscal increased 17.5 per cent to Rs 2.24 lakh crore, mainly on account of income tax mop-ups from individuals rising.The report said that the collections in the April-August period constitute 22.9 per cent of the total budget estimates of direct taxes, which comprise personal income and corporate tax, for the current financial year 2017-18.”The direct tax collections up to August 2017 continue to register steady growth. Direct tax collection, net of refunds, stands at Rs 2.24 lakh crore which is 17.5 per cent higher than the net collections for the corresponding period of last year,” a finance ministry statement said on Monday.The statement said that growth rate for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Personal Income Tax (PIT), including Securities Transaction Tax, in terms of gross revenue collections was 5 percent and 16 percent respectively.Refunds amounting to Rs 74,089 crore were issued in the period from April 2017 to August 2017, which were 7.2 percent lower than refunds issued during the corresponding period of 2016-17, the finance ministry statement said.However, after adjusting for the refunds, the net growth in CIT collections was 18.1 percent while that of PIT collections was 16.5 percent.In the April-August period of the previous fiscal, 2016-17, direct tax collections had grown 15.03 per cent to Rs 1.89 lakh crore.last_img read more

Road crashes claim at least 12 lives Friday

first_imgFive road accidents, as reported, at different parts of the country claimed at least 12 lives on Friday, the weekly holiday in Bangladesh.NIne people were killed in three separate accidents in Narsingdi, reports UNB. The accidents left two dead in Sherpur and one in Cox’s Bazar.In Raipura, Narsingdi, four persons lost lives when a bus hit a motorbike on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Charabagh area in the morning.The victims were identified as Ramjan Miah, 17, son of Asad Choukidar, Dalim Miah, 14, son of Hafizuddin, Sohagh Miah, 18, son of Sharif Miah of Morjal in Raipura upazila, and bike driver Yamin, 25, of Putia in Shibpur upazila.A Dhaka-bound bus from Bhairab smashed the motorbike carrying the four around 8:10 am, leaving all dead on the spot, Raipura police station officer-in-charge Delwar Hossain said.In Madhabdi, three people — a rickshaw-puller, a passenger and a pedestrian — were killed as a Habiganj-bound bus losing control over its wheel hit a rickshaw from behind on the Dhaka-Habiganj highway in front of Birampur Palli Bidyut office around 1:30pm.The deceased are rickshaw-puller Ilias Ali, 32, passenger Ratan Miah, 45, and pedestrian Makbul Miah, 40.A couple was killed when a private car hit their motorcycle on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Panchdona area around 3:30pm.The victims are Aminul Haque, 35, and his wife Mansura Begum, 30, according to Ilias Miah, officer-in-charge of Madhabdi police station.In Sherpur, two persons were killed after a motorcycle hit a tree by the side of Kamaria-Nakla road in Baniapara of sadar upazila in the morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Janu Mia, 17, son of one Makbul Hossain and Rajib Ahmed, 18, son of one Abdus Salam of Poladeshi village in Nokla upazila.The accident occurred around 9:30am when the motorbike carrying the two dashed a roadside tree on their way home, leaving Janu killed on the spot and Rajib injured, Sherpur sadar police station officer-in-charge Shamsul Islam said.Rajib died on way to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.A woman was killed and six others were injured in a head-on collision between a minibus and a human hauler on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway at Rashidnagar in Sadar upazila on Friday afternoon, according to UNB.The deceased is Kulsum Akhter, wife of Abdur Rahim, a resident of Chander Ghona in the upazila.Witnesses said the accident took place when the minibus tried to overtake the human hauler, leaving Kulsum dead on the spot.Being informed, the police recovered the body from the spot and sent it to sadar hospital for autopsy, said Mozahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ramu highway police.The injured persons were admitted to the same hospital, he added.last_img read more

Delta Sigma Theta Pays Tribute to Soror the Queen of Soul

first_imgBy The Associated PressWhat began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum on Tuesday to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, a member of the sorority.The moving ceremony, known as the Omega Omega Service, is not usually open to non-sorority members. The rare exception was the latest testament to the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin, remembered by her sisters as a proud Black woman who demanded respect and loved her community.Aretha Franklin lies in her casket at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation in Detroit, August 28. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)“She loved Delta and its ideals … she looked for the best in others. Her life was an inspiration,” said U.S. House Rep. Brenda Lawrence, a member of the sorority who was elected the first Black mayor of Southfield, Michigan, in 2001.At least 1,000 Delta Sigma Thetas from across the country attended the service, which lasted nearly an hour and is traditionally performed for any member before her funeral. Standing in a semicircle surrounding Franklin’s family, the women filed in for nearly 10 minutes wearing black dresses, pearl necklaces, and corsages of African violets, the sorority’s official flower.The traditional service saluted Franklin with words, scripture and songs.Particularly emotional was the singing of the Delta Prayer, which filled the rotunda as Franklin’s sisters serenaded her in unison.Franklin was inducted as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta in 1992. The sorority is among the cultural institutions she loved, including the Black church and historically Black colleges.Delta Sigma Theta was founded in 1913 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Among its members are poet Nikki Giovanni, pioneering congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, entertainer Lena Horne, actresses Ruby Dee and Cicely Tyson and civil rights activist Dorothy Height.Franklin’s commitment to social justice and action was in keeping with Delta Sigma Theta’s roots and mission, said National President Beverly E. Smith.“She was a true, strong Delta and embodied who we are through the songs she sang, through the way she conducted herself and through the boldness she took in terms of social justice,” Smith said in an interview after the service. ”On the first day of her public viewing ahead of her funeral services on Friday, Franklin was resplendent in her sorority’s signature crimson. She wore the color from head to toe, including red Christian Louboutin stiletto heels, red lipstick and red nail polish.Thousands of mourners poured into the museum to pay their final respects to Franklin, who died Aug. 16 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. The two-day viewing was part of a week of commemorations for the legend.At the end of the Delta Sigma Theta ceremony, Franklin’s sorors filed past her polished bronze casket to say goodbye in a final act of sisterhood. Smith said that women came from across the country to show their respect and solidarity.“That’s the strength of the bond we have, making sure as black women we support each other,” Smith said. “They didn’t come from themselves; they’re just a number in the crowd. But they came to support one who meant something to us and who meant something to this country.”last_img read more

Traffic diversion in city

first_imgKolkata: There will be traffic diversion due to closure of the southern flank of Circus Avenue between its crossing with Karaya Road and Beckbagan Row, for construction work of the westbound ramp of Maa Flyover. The traffic regulation will be in place from Tuesday onwards till the construction work gets completed.The westbound buses, minibuses, trucks and other heavy goods vehicles, including oil tankers, will be debarred from entering Park Circus Connector from Parama Island from 6 am to 11 pm. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAJC Bose Road bound small vehicles from Park Circus will be diverted through Congress Exhibition Road, Nasirruddin Road, Karaya Road and West Range. Buses of other routes availing Circus Avenue westbound, will be diverted through Park Street before 1 pm and after that, through Shakespeare Sarani.The buses that pass through Shakespeare Sarani towards Sealdah will be diverted via Park Street after 1 pm. It has also been stated that all the existing one-way restrictions will be in place during this period of time, when construction of the westbound ramp of Maa Flyover will continue.last_img read more

Iceman enjoys first gay onenightstand in the comics and its hot AF

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Iceman has his first one night stand in the comics Iceman is living his best gay life in the comics. And right now, it’s steaming up. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Marvel revives gay solo superhero series Iceman for new runThese are the LGBTI themes in comics we want to see more ofMarvel producer on LGBTI characters in future films: ‘Stay tuned’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/iceman-enjoys-first-gay-one-night-stand-in-the-comics-and-its-hot-af/ Bobby Drake, in the latest issue of X-Men Gold, has sex with Simon Lasker.If you don’t know Simon, he is Pyro. (Yes, two characters called Iceman and Pyro are getting together).In the comics, Simon was brainwashed to fight for the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Now back to normal, he’s fighting with the X-Men.Simon and Bobby hook up in the latter’s hotel room after a wedding.While we don’t know whether Iceman and Pyro will keep hooking up, we’ll find out shortly.Fans reacted very well to the scene.One said: ‘This Pyro/Iceman development in the new X-Men Gold would have given teenage me a heart attack.’Another said: ‘Wow all of my childhood fantasies from the first X-Men film are coming true.’And another joked: ‘Clearly, it’s time for A Porn of Ice and Fire.’pic.twitter.com/dKBS0Uzn6p— Julian Martinez (@Juls1616) July 15, 2018Marvel has revived gay solo superhero series Iceman for a new run.The series will be written by gay creator Sina Grace, who helmed Bobby Drake’s last solo arc. He will be joined by artist Nathan Stockman, a new addition to the series. Marvel Comics canceled the last solo series for Iceman, which ran for 2017-2018, blaming low sales.So it was a surprise to see the return of the gay mutant.Iceman had a gay kiss in original solo runIn the original run, Iceman had his first long-awaited gay kiss.It involved the younger time-displaced Bobby meeting his first boyfriend, Romeo.But both are a little too unsure of whether to go for the kiss.But did Bobby get his kiss at the end of the most latest issue? Of course he did.X-Men Gold #32 is released on Wednesday (18 July). Pre-orders for the new Iceman #1 are open now.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

Using statistical tools in Wireshark for packet analysis Tutorial

first_imgOne of Wireshark’s strengths is its statistical tools. When using Wireshark, we have various types of tools, starting from the simple tools for listing end-nodes and conversations, to the more sophisticated tools such as flow and I/O graphs. In this article, we will look at the simple tools in Wireshark that provide us with basic network statistics i.e; who talks to whom over the network, what are the chatty devices, what packet sizes run over the network, and so on. To start statistics tools, start Wireshark, and choose Statistics from the main menu. This article is an excerpt from Network Analysis using Wireshark 2 Cookbook – Second Edition written by Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Yogesh Ramdoss, Yoram Orzach. Using the statistics for capture file properties menu In this recipe, we will learn how to get general information from the data that runs over the network. The capture file properties in Wireshark 2 replaces the summary menu in Wireshark 1. Start Wireshark, click on Statistics. How to do it… From the Statistics menu, choose Capture File Properties: What you will get is the Capture File Properties window (displayed in the following screenshot). As you can see in the following screenshot, we have the following: File: Provides file data, such as filename and path, length, and so on Time: Start time, end time, and duration of capture Capture: Hardware information for the PC that Wireshark is installed on Interfaces: Interface information—the interface registry identifier on the left, if capture filter is turned on, interface type and packet size limit Statistics: General capture statistics, including captured and displayed packets: How it works… This menu simply gives a summary of the filtered data properties and the capture statistics (average packets or bytes per second) when someone wants to learn the capture statistics. Using the statistics for protocol hierarchy menu In this recipe, we will learn how to get protocol hierarchy information of the data that runs over the network. Start Wireshark, click on Statistics. How to do it… From the Statistics menu, choose Protocol Hierarchy: What you will get is data about the protocol distribution in the captured file. You will get the protocol distribution of the captured data. The partial screenshot displayed here depicts the statistics of packets captured on a per-protocol basis: What you will get is the Protocol Hierarchy window: Protocol: The protocol name Percent Packets: The percentage of protocol packets from the total captured packets Packets: The number of protocol packets from the total captured packets Percent Bytes: The percentage of protocol bytes from the total captured packets Bytes: The number of protocol bytes from the total captured packets Bit/s: The bandwidth of this protocol, in relation to the capture time End Packets: The absolute number of packets of this protocol (for the highest protocol in the decode file) End Bytes: The absolute number of bytes of this protocol (for the highest protocol in the decode file) End Bit/s: The bandwidth of this protocol, relative to the capture packets and time (for the highest protocol in the decode file) The end columns counts when the protocol is the last protocol in the packet (that is, when the protocol comes at the end of the frame). These can be TCP packets with no payload (for example, SYN packets) which carry upper layer protocols. That is why you see a zero count for Ethernet, IPv4, and UDP end packets; there are no frames where those protocols are the last protocol in the frame. In this file example, we can see two interesting issues: We can see 1,842 packets of DHCPv6. If IPv6 and DHCPv6 are not required, disable it. We see more than 200,000 checkpoint high availability (CPHA) packets, 74.7% of which are sent over the network we monitored. These are synchronization packets that are sent between two firewalls working in a cluster, updating session tables between the firewalls. Such an amount of packets can severely influence performance. The solution for this problem is to configure a dedicated link between the firewalls so that session tables will not influence the network. How it works… Simply, it calculates statistics over the captured data. Some important things to notice: The percentage always refers to the same layer protocols. For example, in the following screenshot, we see that logical link control has 0.5% of the packets that run over Ethernet, IPv6 has 1.0%, IPv4 has 88.8% of the packets, ARP has 9.6% of the packets and even the old Cisco ISK has 0.1 %—a total of 100 % of the protocols over layer 2 Ethernet. On the other hand, we see that TCP has 75.70% of the data, and inside TCP, only 12.74% of the packets are HTTP, and that is almost it. This is because Wireshark counts only the packets with the HTTP headers. It doesn’t count, for example, the ACK packets, data packets, and so on: Using the statistics for conversations menu In this recipe, we will learn how to get conversation information of the data that runs over the network. Start Wireshark, click on Statistics. How to do it… From the Statistics menu, choose Conversations: The following window will come up: You can choose between layer 2 Ethernet statistics, layer 3 IP statistics, or layer 4 TCP or UDP statistics. You can use this statistics tools for: On layer 2 (Ethernet): To find and isolate broadcast storms On layer 3/layer 4 (TCP/IP): To connect in parallel to the internet router port, and check who is loading the line to the ISP If you see that there is a lot of traffic going out to port 80 (HTTP) on a specific IP address on the internet, you just have to copy the address to your browser and find the website that is most popular with your users. If you don’t get anything, simply go to a standard DNS resolution website (search Google for DNS lookup) and find out what is loading your internet line. For viewing IP addresses as names, you can check the Name resolution checkbox for name resolution (1 in the previous screenshot). For seeing the name resolution, you will first have to enable it by choosing View | Name Resolution | Enable for Network layer. You can also limit the conversations statistics to a display filter by checking the Limit to display filter checkbox (2). In this way, statistics will be presented on all the packets passing the display filter. A new feature in Wireshark version 2 is the graph feature, marked as (5) in the previous screenshot. When you choose a specific line in the TCP conversations statistics and click Graph…, it brings you to the TCP time/sequence (tcptrace) stream graph. To copy table data, click on the Copy button (3). In TCP or UDP, you can mark a specific line, and then click on the Follow Stream… button (4). This will define a display filter that will show you the specific stream of data. As you can see in the following screenshot, you can also right-click a line and choose to prepare or apply a filter, or to colorize a data stream: We also see that, unlike the previous Wireshark version, in which we saw all types of protocols in the upper tabs, here we can choose which protocols to see when only the identified protocols are presented by default. How it works… A network conversation is the traffic between two specific endpoints. For example, an IP conversation is all the traffic between two IP addresses, and TCP conversations present all TCP connections. Using the statistics for endpoints menu In this recipe, we will learn how to get endpoint statistics information of the captured data. Start Wireshark and click on Statistics. How to do it… To view the endpoint statistics, follow these steps: From the Statistics menu, choose Endpoints: The following window will come up: In this window, you will be able to see layer 2, 3, and 4 endpoints, which is Ethernet, IP, and TCP or UDP. From the left-hand side of the window you can see (here is an example for the TCP tab): Endpoint IP address and port number on this host Total packets sent, and bytes received from and to this host Packets to the host (Packets A → B) and bytes to host (Bytes A → B) Packets to the host (Packets B → A) and bytes to host (Bytes B → A) The Latitude and Longitude columns applicable with the GeoIP configured At the bottom of the window we have the following checkboxes: Name resolution: Provide name resolution in cases where it is configured in the name resolution under the view menu. Limit to display filter: To show statistics only for the display filter configured on the main window. Copy: Copy the list values to the clipboard in CSV or YAML format. Map: In cases where GeoIP is configured, shows the geographic information on the geographical map. How it works… Quite simply, it gives statistics on all the endpoints Wireshark has discovered. It can be any situation, such as the following: Few Ethernet (even on) end nodes (that is, MAC addresses), with many IP end nodes (that is, IP addresses)—this will be the case where, for example, we have a router that sends/receives packets from many remote devices. Few IP end nodes with many TCP end nodes—this will be the case for many TCP connections per host. Can be a regular operation of a server with many connections, and it could also be a kind of attack that comes through the network (SYN attack). We learned about Wireshark’s basic statistic tools and how you can leverage those for network analysis. Get over 100 recipes to analyze and troubleshoot network problems using Wireshark 2 from this book Network Analysis using Wireshark 2 Cookbook – Second Edition. Read Next: What’s new in Wireshark 2.6 ? Wireshark for analyzing issues & malicious emails in POP, IMAP, and SMTP  [Tutorial] Capturing Wireshark Packetslast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports) Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Just don’t be surprised if they turn some heads.Each person will take part in football drills similar to the ones coaches use for player evaluations.But that’s not all.Military members will get to enjoy the rest of the Cardinals practice in luxury thanks to the VIP hospitality area.Following practice, members of the team will make their way over to visit and sign autographs with the group. The Arizona Cardinals are partnering up with the USAA for a great cause.The team will host “USAA’s Salute to Service NFL Boot Camp” for 50 active-duty service members from Luke Air Force Base and the Arizona Army National Guard at University of Phoenix Stadium Thursday, Aug. 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.The group will get a firsthand experience of what an NFL player goes through as they make the jump from college to the league. 1 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Rep Miller welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

first_img28Sep Rep. Miller welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation PHOTO: State Rep. Aaron Miller, right, welcomed Pastor Charlie Keller, center, from the Diamond Cover Missionary Church in Cassopolis to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them at the rostrum. Categories: Miller News,Miller Photoslast_img

House approves Iden bill to expand internship opportunities to high school students

first_img The state House today gave bipartisan support to state Rep. Brandt Iden’s legislation to increase professional skills opportunities for high school students.As part of a two-bill plan, Iden’s legislation safeguards funding for school districts, while allowing students participating in an internship or a work experience program off campus to continue to qualify as a full-time student.“Employers across Michigan need people with real-world experience and that’s part of an internship,” said Iden, of Oshtemo Township. “We must allow career exploration, on-the-job training and personal skills development to become an integral part of education before high school graduation. That will help us across our community and the state.”Current Michigan Department of Education guidelines allow work-based internships in grades 9-12. Students can work four to 10 hours a week and, with the local district board of education’s oversight, will receive credit for graduation.The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee unanimously approved Iden’s legislation, with the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Association of School Administrators, Michigan Association of School Boards, Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Great Lakes Education Project also in support“Education does not begin and end in the classroom,” Iden said. “We’re helping put students into a professional environment where they can grow and learn necessary, real-world experience.”House Bills 5676, sponsored by Iden, and 4106 next advance to the Senate for its consideration.##### Categories: Iden News,News 21Mar House approves Iden bill to expand internship opportunities to high school studentslast_img read more

Rep Cole congratulates Boyne City selected as Great American Main Street semifinalist

first_img State Rep. Triston Cole today congratulated Boyne City, which was named a semifinalist in the National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street competition.The award recognizes exceptional Main Street communities.“This is an outstanding accomplishment for Boyne City,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “Boyne City is an excellent community where shops, restaurants and businesses are thriving. This small town has a lot to offer, and this award acknowledges its successes and great way of life.”The 2019 Great American Main Street winners will be announced in March at the Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Washington.The Main Street Now Conference attracts volunteers, architects, planners, economic development professionals, public officials, and consultants.#### 11Sep Rep. Cole congratulates Boyne City, selected as Great American Main Street semifinalist Categories: Cole News,Newslast_img read more

State Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column Oct 7 2018

first_img17Oct State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Oct. 7, 2018 Categories: News,Vaupel News I want to thank Sam Champagne, House policy committee advisor of the House Health Policy Committee, for his service in assisting with legislation. Sam Champagne was presented a tribute for his work and dedication to the Michigan House.  He is leaving for a position in the private sector, and we wish him well on his new endeavor.***I recently participated in the Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch where I served on a panel to discuss legislation and public policy issues trending locally, statewide and nationally. Congressmen Mike Bishop, state Senator Joe Hune and state Rep. Lana Theis also attended the event. National and state issues were discussed with active audience questions.  It was a great opportunity to meet with local residents and discuss community updates.***This week, I was invited by Lake Trust Credit Union to help with gardening maintenance for LACASA. LACASA helps hundreds of people by protecting and empowering victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.  I want to thank the Lake Trust employees for their work to help assist LACASA for several hours by completing the needed garden weeding and mulching. Having dedicated volunteers help local businesses keeps the community together.***On Tuesday, I attended the Howell Chamber of Commerce Good Morning Livingston breakfast where presentations were made by several Fowlerville businesses. The speakers shared projects they are working on, and what residents can look forward to with recent expansion plans and responsibilities their businesses face.***Please join me for my October office hours on Friday, October 19 at the following times and locations:·       2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;·       4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and·       5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.I look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts!***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you!***PHOTO INFORMATION: (left to right) State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., state Rep. Hank Vaupel, Sam Champagne, and Speaker of the House Tom Leonard presented a tribute to Sam Champagne for his work at the Michigan House of Representatives.last_img read more

Rep Griffin launches bipartisan effort to cut prison health care costs

first_img Categories: Griffin News 08Feb Rep. Griffin launches bipartisan effort to cut prison health care costs State Rep. Beth Griffin has introduced legislation to allow certain extremely frail and sick prisoners to be relocated to specialized medical facilities, a bipartisan plan designed to save taxpayer money while continuing to protect public safety.Griffin, of Mattawan, said chronically ill and aging prisoners often have health care costs several times higher than the average inmate. It’s a growing concern in Michigan, where nearly one in four inmates is 50 or older with the average age continuing to rise. Health care already takes up 15 percent of the prison system’s budget.“Reforming the way we care for medically frail inmates will allow for a more efficient use of taxpayer money,” Griffin said. “Caring for prison inmates who are extremely sick – people who are so frail they can’t bathe or eat on their own – is a difficult and expensive task. It’s far more cost effective to care for these inmates at a specialized facility.”An initial projection from the Department of Corrections estimates roughly 40 to 60 prisoners could potentially be eligible for the program. The number could grow over time as the prison population ages.The goal would be to qualify inmates transferred to health care facilities for Medicaid, which would translate to a net savings for taxpayers.The plan does not allow early release of inmates. Griffin said it would simply permit some inmates with severe and chronic physical or mental disabilities to complete their sentences at a medical facility rather than inside a prison, if approved by a parole board.Only inmates classified by professionals as not posing a risk to public safety would be allowed to relocate. Prosecutors and victims could appeal decisions, and inmates convicted of first-degree murder or first-degree criminal sexual conduct would automatically be ineligible for the program – meaning they stay behind bars.“Inmates who are a threat to public safety will not be eligible for this program,” Griffin said. “The inmates we’re talking about here are extremely sick, often bedridden and nearing the end of their lives.”House Bills 4129-32 have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration.###last_img read more