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Llansamlet railway station

Llansamlet railway station is a minor station in Llansamlet, south Wales. The station is located below street level at Frederick Place in Peniel Green, 212 miles 8 chains from London Paddington, it is served by local trains operated by Transport for Wales on the South Wales Main Line between Swansea and Cardiff. The former GWR station was situated 720 metres west of the present station, at 51°39′33″N 3°53′42″W, on the embankment to the west of the Station Road bridge. Blocked access steps leading up to the platform can still be seen today on the northern approach to the bridge; the station has two platforms: Platform 1, situated east of the Frederick Place overbridge, is for westbound trains towards Swansea Platform 2, situated west of the bridge, is for eastbound trains towards Cardiff CentralAs the station is unmanned, passengers boarding must buy their tickets on the train. There is a free car park for rail passengers. Waiting shelters, timetable poster boards and digital CIS displays are provided on each side.

Step-free access is available via ramps to both platforms. Journey times are around 10 minutes to Swansea and one hour to Cardiff. At present Llansamlet is served by a train every two hours in both directions on weekdays, with a few westbound trains extended to Llanelli or Carmarthen, but no trains at present call on a Sunday. A normal service operates on most Bank Holidays. Train times and station information for Llansamlet railway station from National Rail

Typhoon Mitag (2002)

Typhoon Mitag, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Basyang, was the first super typhoon on record in the month of March. The second storm of the 2002 Pacific typhoon season, Mitag developed from a trough near the equator on February 25 near the Federated States of Micronesia, it moved westward through the archipelago and intensified into a typhoon before passing near Yap on March 2. High winds and heavy rainfall affected the state, resulting in an islandwide power outage and destroying hundreds of houses. Mitag caused severe crop damage; the rainfall and storm surge flooded much of the coastline as well as Colonia. Damage totaled $150 million from crop damage. There was one death related to the storm's aftermath. After affecting Yap, Mitag turned to the northwest and to the north due to an approaching trough, it passed to the north of Palau. Despite predictions of weakening, the typhoon continued to intensify, reaching peak winds of 175 km/h on March 5; the combination of cooler air and interaction with the westerlies caused Mitag to weaken significantly.

Only four days after reaching peak winds, the storm had dissipated well to the east of the Philippines. The origins of Typhoon Mitag were from a trough near the equator in late February 2002. A circulation developed on February 25 south of Pohnpei, which had disorganized convection due to moderate wind shear. After further organization, the system developed into a tropical depression on February 26. Located south of the subtropical ridge, it moved westward, intensifying into Tropical Storm Mitag near Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia on February 28; this was based on analysis from the Japan Meteorological Agency. It passed just south of Weno in Chuuk while continuing westward, intensifying due to decreasing wind shear; the JTWC upgraded the storm to a typhoon on March 1, the JMA followed suit a day later. Despite being early in the season, Mitag intensified to the east of the Philippines. On March 2, an eye was observed on satellite imagery in the center of the deepest convection.

Late that day, Mitag passed just south of the island of Yap in the FSM. On March 3, the typhoon entered the area of warning responsibility of the Philippine Atmospheric and Astronomical Services Administration. An approaching deep-layer trough turned the typhoon to the northwest and to the north. Although southwesterly wind shear was expected to restrict intensification, Mitag turned to the northeast in the same direction as the shear, causing the outflow to increase. After completing an eyewall replacement cycle deep convection surrounded the eye, Dvorak numbers peaked at 7.0. On this basis, the JTWC upgraded Mitag to a super typhoon on March 5, estimating peak winds of 260 km/h while the storm was located about 610 km east of Catanduanes in the Philippines; this made it the only super typhoon on record in the month until Typhoon Maysak of 2015. On March 5, the JMA estimated peak winds of 175 km/h, PAGASA assessed the same intensity as JMA, the National Meteorological Centre of China estimated peak winds of 205 km/h.

For about a day, the typhoon maintained its peak winds, before increasing wind shear and cool, dry air imparted significant weakening. In a 24‑hour period, the JTWC estimated that winds decreased by 110 km/h while the storm turned to the northeast, on March 7, Mitag weakened below typhoon-force. A surge in the monsoon combined with the upper-level Westerlies displaced the low-level circulation from the upper-level center, causing the low-level system to turn to the east and south. On March 8, the JTWC issued its last advisory, Mitag dissipated on March 9. Tropical Storm Mitag first affected Chuuk State in the FSM, producing a wind gust of 76 km/h and heavy rainfall up to 176 mm; the rains flooded some homes on Weno Island. Mitag passed near several islands in Yap State, first affecting Woleai. On the island, high wind gusts of around 170 km/h knocked out power and downed breadfruit and coconut trees; the winds destroyed a few houses. Mitag dropped heavy rainfall while peaking at 255 mm on Ngulu Atoll.

On Yap, the typhoon produced sustained winds of 56 km/h, with gusts to 141 km/h. The winds caused an islandwide power outage that lasted for about two days, damaged the roof of the Yap International Airport terminal. High waves and storm surge flooded areas up to 150 m inland; the seawall at the capital city of Colonia was damaged, portions of the town were flooded 1.5 m deep. The storm destroyed over 150 houses on Yap. Across the island, the winds knocked down trees onto roads, saltwater intrusion caused severe crop damage. Damage in the FSM totaled $150 million. Lastly, the typhoon passed about 320 km north of Palau. There was an indirect death on the island. After Mitag struck Yap, the state's governor declared a 30‑day state of emergency and asked for aid from the national governmen

Insider threat

An insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization's security practices and computer systems. The threat may involve fraud, the theft of confidential or commercially valuable information, the theft of intellectual property, or the sabotage of computer systems; the insider threat comes in three categories: Malicious insiders, which are people who take advantage of their access to inflict harm on an organization. Insiders may have accounts giving them legitimate access to computer systems, with this access having been given to them to serve in the performance of their duties. Insiders are familiar with the organization's data and intellectual property as well as the methods that are in place to protect them; this makes it easier for the insider to circumvent any security controls. Physical proximity to data means that the insider does not need to hack into the organizational network through the outer perimeter by traversing firewalls.

Insider threats are harder to defend against than attacks from outsiders, since the insider has legitimate access to the organization's information and assets. An insider may attempt to steal property or information for personal gain or to benefit another organization or country; the threat to the organization could be through malicious software left running on its computer systems by former employees, a so-called logic bomb. Insider threat is an active area of research in government; the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie-Mellon University maintains the CERT Insider Threat Center, which includes a database of more than 850 cases of insider threats, including instances of fraud and sabotage. CERT's Insider Threat Team maintains an informational blog to help organizations and businesses defend themselves against insider crime. In a 2018 insider threat report whitepaper, it was determined that 53% of companies surveyed had confirmed insider attacks against their organization in the previous 12 months, with 27% saying insider attacks have become more frequent.

A report published in July 2012 on the insider threat in the U. S. financial sector gives some statistics on insider threat incidents: 80% of the malicious acts were committed at work during working hours. The insider was identified in 74% of cases. Financial gain was a motive in 81% of cases, revenge in 23% of cases, 27% of the people carrying out malicious acts were in financial difficulties at the time; the US Department of Defense Personnel Security Research Center published a report that describes approaches for detecting insider threats. Earlier it published ten case studies of insider attacks by information technology professionals. Forensically investigating insider data theft is notoriously difficult, requires novel techniques such as stochastic forensics. Computer security Insider Threat Management Mole Naval Criminal Investigative Service Threat Naval Espionage - Stopping a Dangerous Insider Threat FBI Cybersecurity - Detecting Insider Threat Cyberseer Dtex Systems 2018 Insider Threat Intelligence Report Ponemon Institute Cost of an Insider Threat Report Cost and Consequences of the Insider Threat infographic

1933–34 NHL season

The 1933–34 NHL season was the 17th season of the National Hockey League. Nine teams each played 48 games; the Chicago Black Hawks were the Stanley Cup winners as they beat the Detroit Red Wings three games to one. The New York Americans introduce new sweaters; the team's home uniform uses the word'Americans' across the front with white stars over a blue area around the shoulders with red and white stripes below the wording. The road uniform is white with a shield logo. There are shoulders are blue with a horizontal red stripe at the bottom of the sweater; the team is the second NHL team to have two sets of uniforms, after the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Ottawa Senators, having enough problems, now had to deal with holdout Cooney Weiland, he was sold to Detroit. The Senators continued to lose, but won a few games when they signed an amateur named Max Kaminsky to centre the Roche brothers Desse and Earl. A defenceman, Ralph "Scotty" Bowman, gave Ottawa fans a little to cheer about, but the handwriting was on the wall, in the last NHL game to be played in Ottawa until the NHL returned to that city in 1992, the Senators let the New York Americans use goaltender Alex Connell when Roy Worters was hurt.

He helped. A major trade was a swap of goaltenders as Lorne Chabot was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for George Hainsworth; the Canadiens loaned Wilf Cude to Detroit and he led the Red Wings to first place. Chabot did not do badly either, leading the Canadian Division in goaltending, helping the goal-strapped Canadiens to second place. Aurel Joliat of the Canadiens won the Hart Trophy. Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold. On February 14, 1934, the first NHL All-Star Game, albeit an unofficial one, was held to benefit Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ace Bailey, who suffered a career-ending injury. On December 12, 1933, near the end of the second period of a game between the Leafs and the Boston Bruins in the Boston Garden, Bailey was tripped from behind by Bruins defenceman Eddie Shore, in retaliation for a check that Toronto defenceman King Clancy had delivered to Shore. Bailey was not the intended target of the check.

Bailey was badly hurt and bleeding. The Leafs' Red Horner took offence to the hit, subsequently knocked out Shore with a punch. Shore was forgiven after the game when both players regained consciousness, with Bailey saying that it was "all part of the game." However, Bailey lapse into convulsions. Bailey was not expected to live after a single night in the hospital after suffering from severe hemorrhaging, it was made. He recovered, but his hockey career was over. For his actions, Shore received a 16-game suspension, a third of the 48-game schedule of the time, while Horner was suspended for the remainder of 1933; the game itself was proposed by the sports editor of the Journal in Montreal. This proposal became a reality on January 24, 1934, in a meeting of the NHL's Board of Governors in 1934; the game was held at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, during which Bailey's #6 uniform was retired by the Leafs. It was the first number to be retired in the NHL; the game saw the Leafs battle against an All-Star team made of players from the other eight teams, which the Leafs won 7–3.

One of the more memorable moments before the game was when Bailey presented Shore with his All-Star jersey, showing to the public that Bailey had forgiven him for his actions. Bailey presented a trophy to NHL President Frank Calder before a game in the hope that the trophy would go to the winner of an annual All-Star Game for the benefit of injured players; the Chicago Black Hawks beat the Detroit Red Wings three games to one with the fourth game going into double overtime. After regulation time in the fourth game, Black Hawks star goaltender and two-time Vezina Trophy winner, Charlie Gardiner, left the game because he wasn't feeling well, he died two months of a brain hemorrhage. Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, PTS = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes Source: NHL. Note: GP = Games played. Boston Bruins: Art Ross Chicago Black Hawks: Tommy Gorman Detroit Red Wings: Jack Adams New York Rangers: Lester Patrick Montreal Canadiens: Newsy Lalonde Montreal Maroons: Eddie Gerard New York Americans: Bullet Joe Simpson Ottawa Senators: George Boucher Toronto Maple Leafs: Dick Irvin The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1933–34: Russ Blinco, Montreal Maroons Herb Cain, Montreal Maroons Lorne Carr, New York Rangers Flash Hollett, Toronto Maple Leafs The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1933–34: Lionel Hitchman, Boston Bruins Percy Galbraith, Boston Bruins Charles Gardiner, Chicago Black Hawks Clarence Abel, Chicago Black Hawks George Hay, Detroit Red Wings Ace Bailey, Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League All-Star Game List of Stanley Cup champions 1933 in sports 1934 in sports Diamond, Dan, ed..

Total Hockey. Total Sports. ISBN 1-892129-85-X. Dinger, Ralph, ed.. The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. Dryden, Steve, ed.. Century of hockey. Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. ISBN 0-7710-4179-9. Fischler, Stan; the Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the N

Führerreserve

The Führerreserve was set up in the German Armed Forces during World War II in 1939 as a pool of temporarily unoccupied high military officers waiting for new assignments. The various military branches and army groups each had their own pools that they could use as they saw fit; the officers were required to remain at their assigned stations and be available to their superiors, but could not exercise any command function, equivalent to a temporary retirement while retaining their previous income. In the second half of the war and more politically problematic, troublesome, or militarily incompetent officers were assigned to the Führerreserve; the name does not allude to Adolf Hitler. The first compound, Führer, refers in plural to the members themselves as an officer reserve. Führer is not being used possessively to indicate. Major Karl August Meinel was shifted into the Führerreserve on 1 August 1942 because on 13 January 1942 he had written a critical report to General Hermann Reinecke on the segregation and execution of Soviet prisoners-of-war in prison camp Stalag VII-A by the Gestapo and the Sicherheitsdienst SD of the Reichsführer SS.

Stalag VII-A was north of a Bavarian town close to Munich. Georg Thomas, head of the Military Economics and Armament Office of the Armed Forces Supreme Command, played an essential role in drawing up the starvation policy for the occupied Eastern territories, he was transferred to the Officers Reserve on 20 November 1942 and arrested after the 20 July 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler because of his contacts with the resistance. Franz Halder, head of the army general staff, planned army operations from 1939 to 1941, he was transferred to the Officers Reserve. After the assassination attempt on Hitler of 20 July 1944, his involvement in a conspiracy in 1938 came to light, which led to his arrest and imprisonment in Flossenbürg concentration camp in Bavaria. U. S. troops freed him in May 1945. Walther von Brauchitsch became Supreme Commander of the Army in 1938 and was decisively involved in planning 1941's Operation Barbarossa. Hitler dismissed him on 19 December 1941 because of the German military defeat at Moscow.