MONTREAL — The U.S. arm of CGI Group Inc. has been awarded a six-year cybersecurity contract from the U.S. government, worth a total of US$530 million.The contract builds on work that CGI Federal Inc. has already done to enhance the cybersecurity posture of agencies participating in a multi-year program overseen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.The latest contract was awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration.Montreal-based CGI Group says its U.S. subsidiary, based in Fairfax, Va., will create a centralized view of security risks at a group of agencies of the U.S. government.The contract is part of Homeland Security’s continuous diagnostics and mitigation program, which provides tools to identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis and to identify which high-risk risks should be addressed first.Companies in this story: (TSX:GIB.A) read more

“This is a devastating tragedy. It should never have happened,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. According to a press release from the Office of the High Commissioner (UNHCR), Mr. Grandi welcomed the announcement from Congolese officials to launch an inquiry into the incident and called for it to be detailed. The incident took place on 15 September after Congolese soldiers fired live rounds at Burundian protestors in the eastern part of the country, many of whom UNHCR believes were refugees and asylum-seekers. The protest, reported to be initially peaceful, allegedly started after a small group of Burundians were detained by Congolese authorities, creating fears they were going to be deported to Burundi. The dead included Burundian men, women and one child. The incident also resulted in the death of one Congolese soldier, with six others wounded. “We need to establish facts and determine responsibility and make sure that such an incident never happens again,” Mr. Grandi said.UNHCR immediately deployed a team to the area on Saturday where it is working with the medical staff of a partner organization in the local hospital to provide life-saving medical assistance to the injured. The UNHCR team on the ground reports a tense situation with over 2,400 Burundians seeking protection next to the UN peacekeeping mission’s small base in Kamanyola. DRC hosts more than 43,700 refugees who have arrived from Burundi since 2015. read more

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Geo Baker blocked a 3-point try with six seconds left during a frantic final flurry, punctuating a strong defensive effort that helped the Rutgers Scarlet Knights beat the Miami Hurricanes 57-54 Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.Rutgers held the Hurricanes to 34-per cent shooting, and they missed 11 of their final 13 shots. That included Chris Lykes’ 3-point attempt blocked by Baker that could have tied the game.Miami’s Zach Johnson tried a 3-pointer that rimmed out with two seconds left. After Rutgers missed a free throw, DJ Vasiljevic hit the front of the hoop with a 60-foot heave at the buzzer.Rutgers (5-1) won playing on the road for the first time this season and snapped a 19-game home non-conference winning streak for Miami (5-2).Baker’s 3-pointer with seven minutes left put the Scarlet Knights ahead for good. He finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists.Peter Kiss had 12 points and Eugene Omoruyi scored 11 the Scarlet Knights.Rutgers won despite shooting only 41 per cent, including 6 for 24 from 3-point range. The Scarlet Knights, who began the night allowing an average of 57 points per game, forced 13 turnovers and blocked eight shots.Lykes, Miami’s leading scorer this season, was held to eight points. He had five turnovers and four assists.The starting backcourt of Lykes and Vasiljevic shot a combined 4 for 19 for the Hurricanes, who had scored at least 78 points in each of their previous games. Miami went 7 for 28 from 3-point range.Anthony Lawrence had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Hurricanes. Ebuka Izundu added 12 points and 12 rebounds.Miami raced to a 13-4 lead but trailed 28-24 at halftime.BIG PICTUREThe Scarlet Knights have won three in a row and face ranked teams in their next two games.STILL SIDELINEDHurricanes forward Dewan Hernandez missed his seventh game sitting out the start of the season as the school and the NCAA review his eligibility. There’s no timetable for a decision regarding his status, coach Jim Larranaga said.UP NEXTRutgers plays host to No. 9 Michigan State on Friday, and are then at No. 22 Wisconsin on Monday.The Hurricanes face Yale on Saturday in the Miami Hoophall Invitational.___More AP college basketball: and Wine, The Associated Press read more