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first_imgRepresentatives from the fishing industry and sport fishing fans said the regulations went too far, encompassing areas where fish species are not at risk and posing severe economic hardships for coastal communities. “There is no question there is a pretty significant economic consequence to what the state is doing,” said Steve Scheiblauer, harbormaster for the city of Monterey. Scheiblauer predicted that 30 of the 100 commercial fishing boats that operate out of Monterey harbor would leave in search of more promising waters, meaning less of the fresh local fish that draws tourists. The regulations, expected to go into effect this summer, were designed to maintain the diversity of the marine population. SAN FRANCISCO – One of the nation’s most ambitious plans to protect marine life was approved Friday when a state panel voted to ban or restrict fishing across more than 200 square miles of water off Central California. The Fish and Game Commission unanimously designated 29 marine preserves between Santa Barbara and Half Moon Bay, 13 of which would be off-limits to all anglers, commercial and recreational. Deep water fishing would be prohibited in the rest. The plan is the first piece envisioned in a statewide network of similarly protected areas. Commissioners and environmental groups praised its passage at a meeting in Bodega Bay as a landmark for ocean conservation. “This is big. This is a watershed transformation of how states restore and protect the oceans for future generations,” said Ocean Conservancy Vice President Warner Chabot. “No other state is close to this.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgMalwarebytes 3.1: performance improvements, fixes by Martin Brinkmann on May 11, 2017 in Software – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 44 commentsMalwarebytes released Malwarebytes 3.1 on May 10, 2017. The new version of the security software brings along with it performance improvements, better memory handling, and quite a few new features and options.Users can download the latest version of the application from the Malwarebytes website.According to Malwarebytes, existing users need to upgrade by downloading the new version from the official website and installing it this way on the target system.Some Malwarebytes users may need to remove the existing version of the software from their systems before they run the installer that installs Malwarebytes 3.1 on the system.Malwarebytes 3.1Ever since Malwarebytes published Malwarebytes 3, a unified program that combines the company’s anti-malware, anti-ransomware and anti-exploit products, users have been complaining about various issues such as high memory usage or the automatic turning off of protective modules with the program.The new version of Malwarebytes addresses some of these issues. From a performance perspective, things have improved in several ways:Memory usage is reduced thanks to improvements in this area.Improved the performance of the Web Protection module.Third-party applications load faster and are more responsive.The Malwarebytes 3.1 program starts up faster, and is more responsive in the user interface.I have yet to benchmark and compare the program’s memory usage before and after the new Malwarebytes 3.1 update. Feel free to share your findings in the comment section below.But performance is only one area with improvements. As far as other under-the-hood changes are concerned, the following are noteworthy:Malwarebytes 3.1 ships with a new detection and protection layer that uses machine learning based anomaly detection. This feature is rolled out over time to users, even if it shows as enabled already in the settings.Self-Protection improvements: disabling protections, or deactivating the license requires elevated privileges. Also, fixed an issue where self-protect would not activate after upgrades.Malware protection and remediation improvements.As far as usability improvements are concerned, there are a few in this area as well.Free users may notice that Malwarebytes 3.1 will run an automatic scan once a month on the system for instance. More interesting than this is that premium users have an option now to turn of “real-time protection turned off” notifications if they have turned off real-time protection manually. This should do away with some of the Windows Action Center notifications that have bugged Malwarebytes 3 users ever since the official release.Another issue fixed in the new version is the “cannot start a scan while another one is in progress” when running right-click context scans.Premium users may notice a new system tray icon menu entry that enables them to unblock the last blocked website directly from that menu. This should speed things up significantly when it comes to blocked sites or servers that users want to unblock.The new Malwarebytes 3.1 fixes bugs and issues of the old version of the program. Quite a few crashes have been fixed, for instance some in the Web Protection module or related to the Malwarebytes Service.The annoying “starting” state of the Ransomware Protection module should be a thing of the past as well, as Malwarebytes states that this has been fixed in the new version.Closing WordsThe new Malwarebytes 3.1 introduces much needed improvements and fixes to the security program for Windows. It is too early to tell if it addresses the bulk of the issues that users experienced in previous versions. It seems likely that it will remedy the situation somewhat, but that more work is needed to address all the issues.Now You: Did you upgrade to Malwarebytes 3.1? What’s your first impression of the new release?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 13 votes Software Name MalwarebytesOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SecurityLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

John Ruffin, who has headed minority health efforts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for 24 years, is stepping down as director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Ruffin will retire from federal service at the end of this month, he wrote yesterday in a message on NIMHD’s website.Ruffin is a developmental biologist who joined NIH in 1990 to head a new Office of Minority Programs. Ten years later, when Congress created a National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities to study problems such as higher rates of certain cancers in African-Americans, Ruffin became director. In 2010, Congress elevated the center to an institute. In addition to funding health disparities research and minority training programs, NIMHD also coordinates minority health research across NIH. With a $268 million budget, it is among the smaller of NIH’s 27 institutes and centers.“It has been an incredible journey,” Ruffin wrote in his message to the NIMHD community. “The time has now come for new vision, leadership, passion and commitment to sustain what you have created through the NIMHD, and to chart the course for the next chapter towards the elimination of health disparities.” Email Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country In a statement, NIH Director Francis Collins commended Ruffin for his “extraordinary service” and called him “a tireless champion” who “has done everything in his power to bring attention to and find solutions for the unequal burden of illness affecting minority, rural, and poor populations in this country.” He highlighted Ruffin’s efforts to train more than 3000 health professionals and organize research summits on health disparities.Faye Gary, a professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and former chair of NIMHD’s advisory council, praised Ruffin for promoting the idea that health disparities involve social and environmental factors in addition to genetics and biology. She also commended his political skills. “He is really the torchbearer for bringing health disparities and health equity to the national agenda,” Gary says. Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) read more