NASCAR to explore rain-tire potential in Martinsville test

Jessica Wong

Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images

NASCAR competition officials said they plan to hold a test session Thursday at Martinsville Speedway to assess the feasibility of using rain tires on the circuit’s shorter ovals.

Plans for the test were announced Wednesday, with Kyle Larson scheduled to drive the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and Chris Buescher set to drive the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford on a dampened track. NASCAR officials are currently at the .526-mile Virginia venue for testing of the Next Gen car for the 2022 Cup Series, with Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota all putting their manufacturer-specific

Read the rest

The Journey to SASE: Cisco Eases Security Complexity

Jessica Wong

Many organizations have made significant investments in security tools. Unfortunately, there’s often a lack of integration across these technologies, which increases the work of security teams—and risks missed vulnerabilities. In fact, 77% of CISOs said it was challenging to orchestrate alerts between products from multiple security vendors, according to Cisco’s 2020 Cybersecurity Benchmark Study. The pandemic further complicated the CISO’s role with the push to cloud services for a widely distributed workforce.

It’s no wonder that 87% of security leaders think their organizations are falling short in addressing cyber risks, according to the 2020 IDG Security Priorities Study

“To

Read the rest

The Latest: Quebec locking down 3 cities over virus surge | World

Jessica Wong

As those over 16 become eligible, more than 400,000 people in the state can receive a vaccine.

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 39,302, a record high for a second straight day.

The Health Ministry reported 152 more deaths, pushing the confirmed death toll to 31,537. The total number of confirmed infections stands at 3.3 million.

On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government re-imposed restrictions, including weekend lockdowns, amid a sharp increase in the number of infections less than a month after the measures were relaxed. The government has also announced restrictions over the upcoming

Read the rest

France to close schools and ban domestic travel as virus surges

Jessica Wong

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a monthlong domestic travel ban, as the rapid spread of the virus ramped up pressure on hospitals.

In a televised address to the nation, Macron said new efforts are needed as “the epidemic is accelerating.”

It’s a departure from the government’s policy in recent months, which has focused on regionalized restrictions. School closures in particular had been seen as a very last resort.

“We’re going to close nursery, elementary and high schools for three weeks,” Macron said, adding that a nationwide 7 p.m.- 6 a.m. curfew will

Read the rest

Chatt Chats (Vol. 7): Torrez “The Punisher” Finney’s Journey From The Mats To The Cage

Jessica Wong

Chatt Chats: In-depth, real, and behind-the-scene stories of our incredible GoMocs student-athletes & programs, past and present. Produced by Tate Johnson, Production Director, and Corey Belonzi, Strategic Communications Assistant Director. Story told by Shane Shoemaker, GoMocs.com student writer. The Chatt Chats series earned national recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of America in 2020 as the top video/program feature across all college athletics.

Vol. 7 – Torrez “The Punisher” Finney’s Journey From The Mats To The Cage

One day during Torrez Finney’s seventh-grade year, there was a call for students to sign-up to

Read the rest